Animal adoption event to be held

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The 7th annual Petfest companion animal adoption event will be held again this year Aug. 11, at Genesys Health Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All pets will be spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccines. Multiple area rescue groups are participating, including Adopt-A-Pet, Forever Friends, C.A.R.E. and PAWS. Details: Call 810-629-0723. — G.G.

Fat Guy’s Corner

Gridiron accolades

The NFL inducted six into the Hall of Fame over the weekend. The skilled position players took a back seat to the “Big Uglies”, the offensive and defensive linemen. New Orleans sent in offensive tackle Willie Roaf. What a player he was in the black and gold. Willie just happened to play on a lot of bad Saints teams, with […]

Cell phones to be allowed in schools

FLINT TWP. — Before school even starts, Carman-Ainsworth High School students have passed a major test. A pilot program begun at the high school last term tested student responsibility to obey a policy that allowed restricted use of cell phones and other electronic devices during the school day. Prior to that, cellphone use was banned at school. When implementing the […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs

Track-Ready Camaro 1LE Offers Speed, Balance, Grip

The 2013 road-racing inspired Chevrolet Camaro 1LE, with Camaro engineer Aaron Link behind the wheel, lapped the famed Virginia International Raceway (VIR) “Grand Course” in 2:58.34 – a time previously accomplished by only the upper echelon of performance cars. A Camaro 1SS with the 1LE package starts at $37,035, including destination, making it one of the most affordable, most capable […]


GENESEE COUNTY— Residents will be given a glimpse of automotive history as Back to the Bricks rolls through town for its eighth year on Aug. 14-18. Founder and Chairman of Back to the Bricks Al Hatch started Back to the Bricks — which is a free event — because he missed the days of when individuals would hop in their […]

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. ART/THEATRE TUESDAYSMessy Art Tuesdays at the Flint Children’sMuseum, 1602 W. University Ave., Flint from 1-3p.m. Details: Call Kimberly Roddy at 810-767-5437. THURSDAYSMusic Makers Thursdays […]

Appreciation for business donors to buy fire training equipment

FLINT TWP. — Several local businesses invested in improving countywide firefighting safety and were recognized for their generosity Friday by area firefighting units. The Flint Township Fire Department hosted an Appreciation Day for those who helped buy a new mobile fire training unit (SCBA) jointly funded by a federal grant. The equipment will be used in training firefighters in Genesee […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present The Indi-Grace Birthday Bash, Aug. 10, featuring The Hangers on, Avenue Sky, Nuroksol, After the Minor, Plethora and Atoms Divide. Tickets are $5. Bullhonky Deluxe will perform Aug. 11. This is a low dough concert. Buckcherry with special guests Wayland and […]

A look inside the county’s new firefighting trainer

FLINT TWP. — Imaging crawling through a smoke-filled room wearing 80 pounds of equipment when the floor collapses beneath you. Or climbing down into a sewer to rescue a trapper utility worker. Or entering a burning basement to rescue a smoker who has set the house on fire. Or using a ladder or rope harnesses to rescue trapped people out […]