Dog park being considered

FLINT TWP — A local advocate of dog parks broached the idea of creating one here, in a brief pitch to the township board at its Monday night meeting. “If there was to be dog park here in Flint Township, every resident in Genesee County would be no more than 20 minutes away from a park,‘’ said Kris Johns, of […]

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, […]

CA WinterFest greatly benefits charities

FLINT TWP. — Seated in a traditional storyteller pose with children gathered around his feet, Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Bill Haley delivered a rendition of the Christmas classic “ The Night Before Christmas’’ with a modern twist. He read it from an iPad. Yes, Virginia, there is an App for that. iPads were introduced as a techno-teaching tool in some CA high […]

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. […]

Holiday magic at Crossroads

GENESEE TWP. — Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad will be Dec. 9-11, 16-18, 20-23 and 27-30 Bundle up and come visit during this special time when thousands of lights sparkle like tiny stars throughout the Village. You’ll find villagers making vintage crafts, shops full of great gifts and the beloved Huckleberry Railroad waiting to […]

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., […]

Discount pet supply store opens

FLINT TWP. —About a year ago, Matt McCord was shopping for a Christmas gift for his mother, when he spotted a building for sale at 3314 Linden Road. Now people shopping for Christmas gifts in that area can shop at the pet supply store McCord and his dad have opened there. Vacant since about 2007 after Hancock Fabrics closed, the […]

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 […]

In brief

McLaren welcomes ER specialist to staff FLINT — Katherine Eckstein, M.D., an emergency medicine physician, has joined the medical staff of McLaren Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Eckstein completed her residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. — G.G. UM-Flint Rotary Club host economic forum FLINT […]

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 […]