State Fire Marshal warns of dangers from turkey fryers

LANSING — State Fire Marshal Ronald R. Farr urges consumers, who will be cooking with turkey fryers, to be aware of the dangers, know the safety precautions, and consider using oil-less fryers to help ensure greater safety when preparing feasts this Thanksgiving Day. “Deep frying a turkey in several gallons of hot oil over 350 degrees are as flammable as […]


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There’s plenty of things to consider before moving

Moving has been ranked among some of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Despite the high levels of anxiety it can create, about 15 percent of Americans move each year. Younger people, aged 18 to 34, tend to do the most moving and go the longest distances, according to statistics. If you’re considering moving this year, it pays […]


NOW-JAN. 1, 2012 Baiting for deer hunting allowed statewide, no more than two gallons per location spread in a 10-foot x 10-foot area. NOW-NOV. 30 Duck hunting seasons. NOV. 26 Handgun Steel Fun Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsman’s Club. Shooting starts at 9:30 a.m., signup ends at 2:30 p.m. DEC. 11 Winter cowboy shoot at Lapeer County Sportsman’s Club, 9:30 […]

Practice makes for perfect performances at CAHS

FLINT TWP. — Like any good show director, Chane Clingman wanted his performers to shine. He is a behavior interventionist for Carman- Ainsworth High School but also the faculty advisor for several student extracurricular activities. For example, he organizes a Fall Talent Show every year as a fundraiser for the African American Students Association and also puts on a fashion […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Legends strut their stuff

College football had its most turbulent weekend of the season. The culprit is the letter “O”. What, you say? The three schools—Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Oregon—all suffered crushing blows for their chance to play in the BCS Championship game. I think it’s a funny coincidence the schools all start with the letter “O”. The most shocking loss was Oklahoma State’s. […]

Flint Institute of Music presents the Nutcracker

FLINT — The Nutcracker, the magical holiday ballet, will delight audiences in three performances — at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 3, and at 3 p.m., Dec. 4, at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. This year marks 36 years of the Flint Institute of Music’s presenting of this historical ballet to the greater Flint community.The Nutcracker […]

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 […]

Firefighters to contribute to health care costs

FLINT TWP. — Firefighters will contribute more toward health insurance costs following action taken by the board of trustees at a recent meeting. Under provisions of new legislation, the board chose from three funding options laid out by controller Beth Takacs. They could allocate a “hard cap” cost evenly distributed among the firefighters, or elect to pay an 80 percent […]

Sale will benefit soldiers overseas

ORTONVILLE —The Ortonville Sewing Club will once again be set up in the hallway at Bueches on Nov. 26, selling items made by them or donated to them. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to help soldiers and veterans by way of buying snacks and personal care items for the Desert Angels packing parties. They also make neckcoolers for […]