Grant focuses on expanding economic strength, opportunities

FLINT — Since its launch in 2006, the Prima Civitas Foundation has sought to help Michigan residents and leaders explore, understand and realize a new economic vision for the state. The East Lansing-based organization will take those efforts to a new level this year, thanks to an $800,000 general purposes grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The grant will […]

The VIEW from here

Be vwewy quiet … she’s hunting wabbits

I’ve stepped into the middle of a warzone, it would seem. My girlfriend’s quiet neighborhood is actually under siege by an army of hopping, cotton-tailed menaces who are systematically destroying the plants and flowers the people of this fine community use to beautify and landscape their lawns. I’m talking about bunnies, hares or as Elmer Fudd would call them – […]


Insect collector entertains kids with presentation

FLINT TWP. — Gary Dunn has about 100,000 bugs at his home and frequently gets more from his mailbox. Most of them are dead. The East Lansing bug collector showed about 1,000 of his specimens to children gathered Thursday at the Genesee District Library branch for a presentation called “Young Entomologists.” Using large rubber specimens, Dunn demonstrated the difference between […]

In Brief

Class of 2001 planning reunion DAVISON — The 10-year reunion plans for Davison High School’s Class of 2001 are underway and the committee is in need of help contacting alumni. They are requesting updated physicial and e-mail addresses from everyone so invitations go out without a hitch. There is also a Facebook request out in hope of spreading the word, […]

The Chair Affair

BY CARRIE RACOSTA 810-452-2652  | CRACOSTA@MIHOMEPAPER.COM FLINT — The Founders of the Flint Institute of Arts are currently holding their first Chair Affair, an online auction to benefit the museum. Included in the auction are more than 50 chairs that have been handpainted by local artists, many of which were inspired by the masters. Michael Melet painted three stools […]

Hot Tickets

Rotten Sneaker contest FLINT — Stinky sneakers rule! The Michigan Odor- Eaters Rotten SneakerSM contest is the ultimate test of just how offensive sneakers can get when they’re not taken care of properly. Genesee County Parks’ Bluebell Beach, 5500 Bray Rd., is the only location in the state of Michigan where the national Odor Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest will be […]

SA Soccer Camps are coming to Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — One of the most respected and experienced soccer training organizations in the United States, Midwest Soccer Academy, will be running their highly popular Soccer training camps in Genesee County at the Genesee Fieldhouse and Linden High School. The camps will be held at Genesee Fieldhouse, July 11-15 for players: U8-U18 $129 from 9 a.m.-noon and Linden High […]

High school, college ball changing bats

NATIONWIDE— As of this past season, the NCAA, as well as high schools in the state of New York have decided to move from aluminum bats to a composite material bat. Although the composite is similar to that of an aluminum bat, the material is designed to make the metal bats perform more like its wooden counterparts. The rest of […]

Dirrell wins UBO Intercontinental Supermiddleweight title

FLINT — Atwood Stadium was alive with excitement last Saturday in anticipation of Anthony “the Dog” Dirrell’s Universal Boxing Organization championship matchup at 168 lbs. against former Olympic silver medalist Dante “The Inferno” Craig, a challenge the Flint native met with a fourth-round knockout to become the UBO Intercontinental Supermiddleweight champion. While the outcome was exactly what the crowd was […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Not a fan, plain and simple

Say goodbye to inter-league play for the Detroit Tigers after a sorry 7-11 record against the National League teams. The Tigers played six threegame series and only won one of the series, going 2-1, where the Arizona Diamondbacks were the victims. The other five series ended in a dismal 1-2 record. The most disappointing is that Detroit lost series to […]