Gearing up for the holidays; new retail offerings at GVC

FLINT TWP. — With the holidays fast approaching, Genesee Valley Center has welcomed several new retailers including Zumiez, Fringe Salon, Touch-N-Buy, Purely Natural, Fired Up Ceramics, We Can Do It and Gift-EZ. Zumiez, a Seattle based retailer, sells action sports apparel, shoes and gear for guys and girls and carries popular brands such as Dakine, Volcom, Nike, Vans, DC, Element […]

Michigan Sportsmen working to fight hunger

STATEWIDE — For the past twenty years, the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger has teamed up with game processors, as well as donors to help assist charities feed those in dire need. The volunteer organization is run by sportsmen and women trying to contribute to the well being of their community. The group has put together a large network of charities […]

Salvation Army accepting applicants

FLINT — The Salvation Army will be taking applications for Christmas assistance from Oct. 31-Nov. 4, from 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. for Genesee County residents. The Christmas Assistance program is intended to help Genesee County residents who would otherwise be unable to celebrate Christmas. Those in need of assistance with food and toys will have the option of two locations […]


Halloween spirit is alive and well

Halloween is probably my favorite time of the year. I have always loved Halloween — from dressing up in costumes and trick or treating as a kid, to haunted attractions and carving pumpkins when I got older. I always have to watch a good scary movie on Halloween and the best years are when I get to take my kids […]

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 FRIDAY, DEC. 9 Dance Sport, presented by the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble with guest choreographer Harrison McEldowney, known for his work on the closing […]

Off the PEG

Money available to school districts for TV programming

FLINT TWP. — CNN Breaking News: Carman-Ainsworth Middle School students soon will be watching daily PowerPoint announcements broadcast on new flat-screen monitors placed throughout the school, thankstoaashareofarecent$10,000PEG grant. In this case, CNN stands for the CAMS News Network which is a growing broadcast training program at the middle school that is being greatly enhanced by public, educational, and governmental (PEG) […]

Supervisor Karyn Miller:

“Happy Trails to You!”

FLINT TWP. — A ribboncutting on Friday opened the long-awaited Genesee Valley Trail and moved outdoor enthusiasts closer to having a regional trail system to bike or walk from one end of the county to the other. The 2.6-mile non-motorized trail which extends from Linden Road to Corunna Road was cited as an important link in plans for a countywide […]

In brief

Kidney cancer support group FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Nov. 8 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute 302 Kensington Ave. Flint. The speaker is cancer survivor Jim Yosick of Ohio, who collaborated with his son, Jeff, to write a book entitled “Fear Not For I Am With You.” Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810- […]

Parker fields questions about casino plans

FLINT TWP. — Many questions were answered about a casino proposed to be built in the township, during a visit last week by the developer. Jeff Parker, Executive Council President of the Bay Mills Indian Community, was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association (WFBA). Bay Mills proposes the casino development on 28 acres […]