2011-10-06

A smoker-friendly place

Cigar and pipe shop opens near Vehicle City Harley

FLINT TWP. — With men as a primary target customer, what better place to locate a smoking shop than in the middle of a motorcycle and recreational vehicle complex. That was part of the strategy behind Prohibition 333 Cigars move in December to the Vehicle City Harley-Davidson building on Austins Parkway. Another reason was its proximity to and visibility from […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Long time coming

What is going on in the great State of Michigan? The Wolverines, Spartans, Tigers, and Lions all are kicking tail right now. What a time to be a sports fan here in Michigan! Has this been a long long time coming or what? The fact the Lions’ name is in the mix is scary enough. When the sports world treats […]

Vehicle City adds motor sports dealership



FLINT TWP. — They share the Vehicle City name and local ownership but business is completely separate at the Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership and a new Motorsports store in the same complex on Austins Parkway off Miller Road. Harley-Davidson corporate is strict about the association with other brands, said Brianna Hoover, Vehicle City marketing director. “Harley-Davidson has to be separate. We […]

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 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Brad Garrett, known for his role as Robert in CBS’s series “Everybody Loves Raymond,” performs stand-up comedy at The Whiting, […]

In brief



County-wide tourism organization changes name FLINT — Though the promotion of Genesee County as a destination has been the job of the Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau since its founding, the broader reality of its mission was never reflected in the name. That will change this month as Genesee County’s tourism bureau will officially become the Flint-Genesee County Convention […]

Police seeking man who has approached children

Suspect may be posing as law enforcement

GENESEE COUNTY — Police agencies have been alerted to a possible child predator and have advised law enforcement and the general public to be on the lookout for a suspicious subject. Police and the public are asked to be on the lookout for for a blue in color vehicle, possibly an SUV, with the word ‘Midland’ on at least one […]

HAP now provides extra protection for Medicare beneficiaries



DETROIT — Effective immediately, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) will provide Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plan members with valueadded emergency travel assistance if they become ill or injured while traveling 100 miles or more away from home, or in another country, free of charge. HAP has partnered with Assist America of Princeton, N.J., the premier provider of global emergency services […]

Police seeking man who has approached children

Suspect may be posing as law enforcement

GENESEE COUNTY — Police agencies have been alerted to a possible child predator and have advised law enforcement and the general public to be on the lookout for a suspicious subject. Police and the public are asked to be on the lookout for for a blue in color vehicle, possibly an SUV, with the word ‘Midland’ on at least one […]

‘… a distinction that sets us apart’



DAVISON — C&L Ward, headquartered in Davison, moved up in the rankings among the Top 500 Remodeling companies in the nation tabulated by Qualified Remodeler magazine. C&L Ward currently ranks 74th compared to 96th in 2010. The list, published annually by the magazine for the past 31 years, ranks the top remodelers by revenue. “It’s quite an achievement and an […]

The VIEW from here

Marine’s death a hard pill to swallow

Sixteen. That’s the number of men from Genesee County who have lost their life serving in the wars being fought in Iraq and Afghanistan these past 10 years. As I took count Tuesday, seeing the names and short biographies on each of the men who have died from here on a website, I found it hard not to want to […]


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