In brief

Senior citizens fashion show planned FLINT TWP.— The public is invited to a Senior Citizens Fashion Show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday hosted by the Genesee Gardens senior community, 4495 Calkins Road at Linden. Fashions provided by Dressbarn will be modeled by about six community residents, said Matthew Reilly, community sales leader. The just-for-fun show is an example of activities held […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Clean sweep

Take that, Cleveland Indians; three straight losses to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Yes, our beloved Tigers swept the Tribe and lengthened their lead in the American League Central Division. The suprise was that they did it without Justin Verlander on the hill. I feel as though that is a tremendous boost when you can sweep the second-place team […]

GISD teacher Sirignano receives national honor

GENESEE COUNTY — The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) selected Kenneth Sirignano, teacher at Genesee Intermediate School District’s Marian D. Crouse Instructional Center, as one of its 2011 Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award recipients. This award is bestowed on special education teachers who have demonstrated truly exceptional achievement in the field of special education. It recognizes and rewards […]

Area women test waters as they learn kayaking

BURTON — It’s often said that if you don’t have a paddle, you’re up a creek. For women wanting to learn about outdoor activities like kayaking, fishing, and the shooting sports, they often feel like they are up the creek without a paddle because of lack of knowledge. That’s where Camo and Lace comes into the play. The organization offers […]

Gus Macker won’t be back for 2012

BURTON — The Courtland Center parking lot will be devoid of four-man basketball teams next year following the Burton City Council’s unanimous decision not to bring the Gus Macker tournament back in 2012. A letter from the mayor is on its way to Macker Basketball, LLC terminating the Gus Macker contracts in 2012 and 2013. “The Macker is truly a […]

CALENDAR of events

Get your group’s events in for the next year by sending the day, time, location and a short description of the event to calendargbv@mihomepaper.com or visit the website, www.mihomepaper.com to submit events through the online form. ART/THEATRE THURSDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 22-SEPT. 25 Animals Out of Paper, a play about three origami artists, at the UM-Flint Black Box Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley […]

Harris Brothers new location houses several businesses

FLINT TWP. — Harris Brothers Auctions has brought new life to a long-derelict building at 4150 Van Slyke Road that formerly housed a state unemployment office and a bingo hall. Variety, excitement, opportunities to win and employment all converge under one roof in the 16,000 square-foot building since Harris Brothers moved in last year. The family-owned business needed more room […]


In brief

McLaren Health Plan CEO recognized at conference FLINT — Michigan Association of Health Plan’s most prestigious award, the Ellis J. Bonner Outstanding Achievement Award, was given to Kathy Kendall, president and CEO of McLaren Health Plan, with headquarters in Flint. Murdock told the award presentation audience that the award recognizes a MAHP member who has been nominated by colleagues based […]

Citizens Bank tops HealthPlus in 2nd ‘healthy competition’

GENESEE COUNTY — For the second straight year two Flint-based companies — Citizens Bank and HealthPlus of Michigan — engaged in a friendly physical activity competition against one another. The eight-week “Commit to Get Fit 2.0” culminated in a finale event held Aug. 16 at the Citizens Bank headquarters in Flint. Citizens Bank and HealthPlus employees reported their minutes of […]

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