The VIEW from here

What did the Occupy movement really accomplish?

A year ago a movement was born in this country called Occupy Wall Street. It started as a group of people — many of them young men — determined to seeks changes in government. They wanted to give a voice back to the ‘little people’ through a campaign of civil disobedience in which the organization’s members would stage longterm protests […]

Michigan hunters have lots of opportunities

LAPEER COUNTY — September kicks off the small game and waterfowl hunting seasons, and hunters will have an abundance of game to chase, regardless of what they seek. Below are the specific seasons, bag limits and hunters’ prospects. Canada Geese: The early season is Sept 1- 15 except in the Upper Peninsula and Saginaw, Huron and Tuscola counties, where the […]

A helping hand

Secretary of State branch offices collect nonperishable food for Harvest Gathering

LANSING — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has announced residents can donate nonperishable food items at local Secretary of State branch offices, continuing a longstanding tradition of giving to families in need. Speaking on behalf of Secretary Johnson, Department of State chief of staff Mike Senyko helped kick off the 22nd annual Michigan Harvest Gathering campaign at the state Capitol […]


CROSS COUNTRY The Cavaliers finished last with 158 points at the Chesaning Invite last Thursday. Flushing won with 40 points followed by Ann Arbor Huron with 53, Clarskton had 89, Owosso had 97, Brandon had 101 and Kearsley finished with 126. James Johnson was the top Carman- Ainsworth finisher in 11th place in 17:49. Owosso’s Eli Jenkinson won the race […]

Ready to Roll

Get moving

Dye Elementary features national youth fitness effort

FLINT TWP. — Preventing childhood obesity is the goal of “Let’s Move Day,” a Kids Fitness Expo to be held at Dye Elementary School from 1-3 p.m., Sept. 23. Sponsored locally by the First Flint Seventh-day Adventist Church, the free, public event is part of a national Adventists in Life Initiative launched by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America […]


Friends of Carroll Shelby, including Ford Motor Co., Shelby American, Ford Racing and many others have built a unique 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra as a tribute to the late Carroll Shelby. Ford is also announcing a renamed road at its Product Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., as a tribute to Shelby as well. Cobra has been the consistent performance label […]

New fire union rep hopes to solve morale issues

FLINT TWP. — Township firefighter Kevin Clary recently introduced himself to the township board as the new union representative for on-call firefighters and said he’s ready to do whatever it takes to improve working conditions. Speaking during public comment, Clary said he wants to work with the board to once-and-for-all resolve ongoing morale and personnel issues in the fire department […]

D.L. Hughley comes to The Whiting

FLINT — The Whiting is pleased to present one of the most popular and highly recognized stand-up comedians on the road today, D.L. Hughley, in concert on Oct. 13. Tickets are on sale now and range from $19-$45. Tickets can be purchased online at TheWhiting.com, by phone at (810) 237-7333 or (888) 8- CENTER or by walk-up at The Whiting […]

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 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 […]