The taste of Italy – the feel of home

With dozens of restaurants to choose from, Olio’s is clearly the right choice. Customers can’t wait to return to Olio’s Bistro & Cuisine, one of the best Italian restaurants in the Genesee County area. Olio’s is an excellent choice for dinner whether you’re going on a nice date or just having a jeans-and-t-shirt dinner with friends. The food is excellent […]

Sports Shorts

Hockey team splits weekend games FLINT — With former Carman-Ainsworth varsity coach John Jepson joining Michigan Warriors head coach Moe Mantha’s staff this season, the team played a pair of North American Hockey League home games against Port Huron recently. While both matchups were hard-fought throughout, on Saturday Michigan lost to the Fighting Falcons, 4-3, in a shootout after coming […]



Fat Guy’s Corner

Controlling their destiny

The BCS survived a scare two weeks ago, but not this past weekend. BCS stood for: Bye Crimson Saban. The number one Alabama Crimson Tide was rolled (get it?) by the Texas A&M Aggies. Johnny “Football” Manziel was absolutely tremendous in the first quarter. The Aggies had to make a goal-line stand to hold on for the victory. I was […]

Buck poles open today, firearms opener

GENESEE COUNTY — One of the biggest days of the year in Michigan, November 15, is the opening of firearm deer-hunting season. Tomorrow, several communities and businesses mark the occasion with buck poles that open at daybreak and close at 8 p.m. Throughout the day, hunters will be looking to hang their big bucks of the day, and scores of […]


As if the fans of the GMC Terrain and Chevy Equinox didn’t have enough to celebrate earlier this month, the 1 millionth of these small SUVs rolled off the assembly line. The 1 millionth of the small SUVs is a quicksilver metallic 2013 GMC Terrain Denali. The Denali is a recent addition to the lineup of GM vehicles that use […]


To some, automotive “luxury” means lush interiors with comfortable seats and high-tech gadgets. But to vehicle performance engineers, like James Murphy, it also means quiet. There are some noises, Murphy admits, that are perfectly acceptable, but others, like wind noise and the sounds of passing cars, are simply annoying. It’s these irritating sounds that Murphy and his team worked 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. 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 […]

Fundraising trip to Greektown

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek High School Junior Class Fundraiser, a casino charter bus trip to Greektown, will be held Nov. 17. It is open to anyone 21 years and older. The bus leaves SCHS at 2 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m. The cost is $35 and you receive $20 back for the casino. Details: Call 810-635-9193. — […]