Bicycling fast to slow life down

Creek grad bikes the entire East Coast

MUNDY TWP. — Grace Harcz left Maine by bicycle on May 19 and traveled the entire way to Miami Beach by July 18 on an East Coast adventure that changed her perspective on modern life. It also made her wise beyond her years. “Trying to describe the bike trip is like trying to describe Zen Buddhism. No words can explain […]

UM-Flint dominates Xavier in season opener

FLINT— The University of Michigan- Flint club football team opened its second season at Atwood Stadium on Saturday with an impressive 35-3 win over Xavier. The Musketeers found a way to stay with the Kodiaks in the early moments of the contest, however, Michigan-Flint would gradually pull away as the game progressed. Within the first few plays of their opening […]

Police Chief cites ‘alarming’ crime statistics

FLINT TWP. —Break-ins and home invasions recently have increased at an alarming rate, Police Chief George Sippert reported to the township Board of Trustees at its Monday night meeting. Sippert said his review of crime statistics for the past two months found 55 incidences in August and 23 so far this month. “So far this year we have had 377 […]


CROSS COUNTRY The Cavaliers’ boys’ team finished eighth in the eight-team Chesaning Invitational last Thursday, while the girls’ team placed ninth in the nine-team field. Neither team had enough runners to post a team score. James Johnson led the boys with a 22nd-place finish in 18:23 and Aaron DuPree was 29th in 18:49. Rani Richardson was Carman’s first finisher in […]

Customized Cakes ready to make

FLINT TWP. — Carol Lillieberg really takes the cake. Her incredibly realistic custom cakes are more like edible works of art. “ We sculpt cakes, we don’t just do bakery cakes,’’ said Lillieberg of herself and four employees at Customized Cakes who have made cakes shaped like purses, shoes, golf bags, barns, newborns, animals, slot machines and much more. “ […]


shots and passes into tight spaces, rather than playing the ball early to space or feet. Once we settled down and played team soccer, we were able to play up to our potential and pour it on in the second half,” said Davison coach Marc Pittenger. ”Ten minutes into the second half we made a couple positional changes and it […]

In brief

JCPenney holding ribboncutting at renovated store FLINT TWP. — After an over $4 million renovation, JCPenney will unveil its ‘new look’ in the Genesee Valley Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, September 23 at 9:45 a.m. Enhancements include the addition of a Sephora cosmetics store inside the JCPenney Beauty Boutique. Sephora offers beauty favorites such as NARS, Smashbox, Bare Escentuals […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

The roar is back!

The Detroit Lions have started the 2011 NFL campaign undefeated. Yes, the Kitty Cats are off to a 2-0 start. The Kansas City Chiefs’ peace pipes went up in smoke, 48-3, on Sunday. It was the largest margin of victory ever for the Detroit Lions’ football squad. I would have thought the Lions had won by a bigger margin given […]

Young Hurley patient to be honored at send-off

GENESEE TWP. — Archer Granger, 7, a former patient at Hurley Medical Center, will be honored at Tompkins Ace Hardware, 5054 Richfield Rd., on Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) has announced ACE Hardware is the Title Sponsor for the Champions Program. Archer Granger is the CMNH Champion for the state of Michigan. Ace Hardware staff […]

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. […]