Swing and ballroom dancing at the Jewel

GRAND BLANC — There is swing and ballroom dancing at The Jewel in Grand Blanc every Tuesday from 7-10 p.m. — G.G.

Boys swim and dive back in the pool

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Last year Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing varsity boys’ swim and dive coach Kevin McGlashen had a roster that went 40-swimmers deep just as the team found itself losing 14 of its top athletes to graduation from a squad that won the Big Nine title. This season, the turnover isn’t quite so drastic, but the Cavaliers still graduated some toplevel […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

BCS bowl debate rages on

Tis the season for BCS decisions and debate. I know many people look at the BCS as a failure year in and year out. Unfortunately, until a playoff system gets implemented (if it ever does) the top two teams will always entail a debate. I feel as though the BCS, during most college football seasons, get it right. Once again, […]

Wine Scene

Petite Sirah: A hearty red for winter

It is fascinating to look at the wine sales statistics for different regions across the U.S. For instance, in Florida white wine is the predominant seller. It outsells red wines in total for the year and in the summer months (it’s very hot in Florida in the summer) white wine sales account for nearly 75 percent of all wines sold. […]

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 calendar@mihomepaper.com or visit the website, www.mihomepaper.com to submit events through the online form. CARDS AND GAMES EVERY 3RD FRIDAY Euchre tournament hosted by the Swartz Creek Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 4413 Morrish Rd., […]

FSPA presents free faculty concert on Dec. 16

FLINT — Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Matthew Nix, cello, will present a free classical concert at 7 p.m., Dec. 16 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. Enjoy an evening of music spanning the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras when talented young cellist Matthew Nix takes the […]

Clio Cast & Crew to hold holiday musical

CLIO — Clio Cast & Crew’s “Show to Go Singers” will present their annual Holiday Musical on Dec. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10-11 at 2 p.m. at Clio Cast & Crew’s THEATRE 57, 2220 W. Vienna Rd. (east of downtown Clio), next to the school district’s bus garage. This delightful, fun filled musical is a perfect way to […]

Whaley House open for tours

FLINT — The Whaley House, 624 E. Kearsley St., is open for tours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Visit www.whaleyhouse.com for a full calendar of events. Details: Call 810-471-4714. — G.G.

In brief

Public invited to prize raffle, holiday luncheon fundraiser FLINT TWP. — A pair of diamond earrings will be given away as the grand prize at the 12th annual Holiday Scholarship Fundraiser sponsored by the West Flint Business Association, starting at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Old Country Buffet on Miller Road. A $15 donation at the door includes lunch […]

Board dissent over zoning and parks appointments

FLINT TWP. — Two township trustees objected to procedures leading to recent appointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Parks and Recreation Commission. At its Nov. 21 meeting, the township board voted 5-2 to appoint Val Shaheen to the ZBA and Dr. Peter Mikelens to the parks commission. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert opposed the appointments citing […]