Hankerd Sportswear opens in Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — What started as a garage business when he found himself suddenly unemployed, John Hankerd has recently expanded his screen printing company to another location — this time in his hometown. Hankerd Sportswear moved from out of their garage to a store in downtown Owosso 12 years ago. Their primary business comes from online orders, said Hankerd. The […]

Acclaimed Christmas opera comes to area

GENESEE COUNTY — Flint School of Performing Arts announces its first ever presentation of Amahl and the Night Visitors, the internationally acclaimed opera at Faith Tabernacle Church, 1225 South Center Road, Burton. Performances will be held on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 706 […]

Interest in country living keeps mortgage lender busy

FLINT TWP. — Despite the current economy, owning a home out in the country isn’t as far-off a dream as some might think, thanks to a rural development loan program. Rural development loans are popular and are keeping the loan officers at Mortgage 1 quite busy, said Penny Jones, district manager of the office at 2353 S. Linden Rd. Open […]

GM employee from Grand Blanc elected to Epilepsy Foundation board of directors

SOUTHFIELD — The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Wilson, General Motors Global Supply Chain manager, to a three-year term on its board of directors. Wilson currently holds the position of Global Supply Chain manager for the GM Flint Engine Operations. He provides direction to the Global Supply Chain function of operational and administrative […]

In brief

GLCI appointed to Michigan Cancer Coalition Board GENESEE COUNTY — Alicia M. Gardner, RN, BSN, MSA, Clinical Services Representative for the Great Lakes Cancer Institute was elected to the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) board of directors. Her two-year term will begin in January. Gardner joined GLCI in 2010. In her role as clinical services representative, Gardner serves as a clinical […]

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 […]

Aerotropolis could be the next big thing

Bishop International Airport and Genesee County have hitched their wagon to a new plan gaining momentum here — an “aerotropolis” zone which supporters hope will bring businesses to Genesee County. The aerotropolis would encompass the region near the airport and surrounding rail lines and expressways from Port Huron to Shiawassee County. Tax incentives would be doled out to attract new […]


Youth orchestra planning fundraiser for trip to France

FLINT TWP. — Planning to buy a Nook e-reader as a Christmas gift? Why not do it this Sunday and support a good cause at the same time. A percentage of designated sales including books and Nooks from a Barnes & Noble Bookfair at Genesee Valley Center from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday will help the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra (FYSO) […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts at Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Banana 101.5’s “$1.01 show” featuring Kyng, Edisun, Syn City Cowboys and Black Oxygen on Dec. 2. All tickets are $1.01 at the door. Sevendust with special guests Eye Empire, Seven Day Sonnet and Candelight Red will perform Dec. 3. Tickets are $22 in advance. […]

Marylyn Dintenfass exhibition coming to FIA

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts will open the exhibition Marylyn Dintenfass: Auto Biography & Other Anecdotes on Dec. 10 in the Graphic Arts Gallery. The exhibition brings the artist’s automotive-themed works on paper to Michigan and highlights her innovative and unique artistic vision. The exhibition will be at the museum through Feb. 12. Dintenfass has had a long […]