2021-11-04 E-Edition

Genesee County Parks installs new kayak launch at Mott Lake

GENESEE TWP. — Mott Lake is now more accessible to paddling enthusiasts following the addition of a new kayak launch. In mid-October, Genesee County Parks and Recreation installed a universally accessible kayak launch at the lake’s Bluegill Boat Launch. Parks staff constructed the infrastructure for the launch during the summer, and final installation was performed by Oak Construction Corporation out […]

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan sets $1 million holiday donation goal

FLINT — The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan kicked-off its annual Holiday Campaign Oct. 28 with an announcement that it has a $1 million donation goal for this holiday season. The kick-off event took place at the main warehouse, 2312 Lapeer Rd., in Flint, in the newly remodeled Partner Pick-Up Area, where local hunger relief partners can pick-up their orders […]

Flushing Community Schools newsletter in today’s Genesee County View

Flushing residents located in the Flushing 48433 zip code will receive the Flushing Community Schools Three R’s inside today’s edition of the Genesee County View.

Grand Blanc man faces charges of possessing, distributing child sexually abusive material

GRAND BLANC — The state police Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Ryne Edward Schafer, 33, of Grand Blanc, for allegedly possessing and distributing child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime. Schafer surrendered himself to the court following an investigation in which digital evidence was seized […]

Mask mandate, DEI education remain hot topics for GBCS

GRAND BLANC — Parents and others continue to voice their objections to both the mask mandate and the diversity, equity and inclusion education in the Grand Blanc Community Schools. “The Nazis aren’t coming, they’re here,” Sasha Burton said during the public comment portion of the Monday, Oct. 25, school board meeting. Protests against mask mandates and DEI, which many liken […]

GB chamber officials welcomes Detroit Wing Company to area

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce and local dignitaries officially welcomed Detroit Wing Company to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Oct. 28. The franchise, under the ownership of Pam Mlynarek, has been open at 6331 S. Saginaw Street for some time, but COVID-19 delayed the ceremonial salutation, said chamber President Leigh LaForest. “What […]

Ascension Genesys offers no cost screenings for lung cancer on Nov. 6

GRAND BLANC — November is lung cancer awareness month and Ascension Genesys Hospital is offering a no-cost, low dose CT screening of the lungs. The event will be Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Ascension Genesys Imaging, 600 Health Park Blvd., Suite B (lower level), in Grand Blanc. According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer […]

Things you can’t do any more in Genesee County

The VIEW from here

(Editor’s note: This column is a reprint from 2015.) With the recent closing of one of the last 7-Eleven stores in Genesee County, located at the corner of Irish and Lapeer roads in Davison Township, and the closings of two of the three remaining Flint-area Kmart stores around Christmas, it made me stop and think about all those things we […]

Hateful note left on car at school board meeting

The Grand Blanc School Board meeting of Oct. 25 was well attended by concerned community members of all backgrounds. Before the meeting, I stood outside the door with posters of support for our teachers, students, and school board members. An older man frowned at one poster I held in my hand and asked about it. I explained the “No H8” […]