In brief

Farmer to address need for innovation, technology in growing healthier food BURTON — How farmers are using innovation and technology to grow healthier food while using fewer resources takes center stage Jan. 9, at the regularly scheduled Burton Chamber of Commerce meeting. Mary Kelpinski of the Michigan Pork Producers Association will address the group at 7:30 a.m. at the ELGA […]


JAN. 9The Robert J. Lytle Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society(RGS) will host a free Habitat Seminar and Meet and Greetat the Countryside Banquet Center, 596 S. Cedar (M-53),Imlay City, beginning with registration at 6:30 p.m.RGS Regional Biologist Larry Visser and RGS RegionalDirector Bruce Wojcik, will be in attendance to discuss habitat activities on a state and area level. The […]

FSPA to host musicians from area school bands

FLINT — Members of 15 local high school bands and orchestras will join the Flint Youth Wind Ensemble and Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra for the Mid-Michigan Band and Orchestra Day on Jan. 10 at the Flint Insitute of Music, 1025 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI. The event includes a full day of rehearsals, sectionals, master classes, and a “Careers in […]


The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze has introduced an industry-first driver-side air bag that uses a flexible venting technology. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently tested the 2013 Cruze with the new air bag technology under its New Car Assessment Program, and the Cruze received NHTSA’s maximum 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, the same rating it received in 2011 and 2012 when […]

FYT invites 7-12-graders to audition

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre announces open auditions and technical interviews for Gee’s Bend, by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder. This play will be directed by Rodney Creech and performed on the FYT stage Feb. 15-March 3. Students are invited to audition and interview to be a part of this play which is based on a true story about the now-famous quilters […]


Each year, Consumer Guide Automotive editors carefully scrutinize dozens of vehicles from all major models in 19 vehicle categories, looking for those vehicles that represent the perfect balance of key attributes and value in each class. This year, five Chrysler Group vehicles can boast a spot on the 2013 “Best Buy” list. The five “Best Buy” vehicles are the Chrysler […]

In brief

Flint Area Unity Council holding AA classes GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint Area Unity Council has 235 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings listed in its 2013 meeting book, which will be available in January. The AA Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 810-234- 0815. For meeting schedules and other information, visit the website at: www.geneseecountyaa.org. — […]

Parade of emergency vehicles passes through Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — Emergency vehicles from several communities came together to pay tribute to the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary in Conn. this morning (Jan. 5). A convoy of 27 ambulances driven by emergency personnel rolled through the Genesee County at approximately 10:30 a.m., traveling northbound on Interstate 75. The “parade” made its way onto Saginaw Street in downtown Flint […]

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’s Museum, 1602 W.University Ave., Flint from 1-3 p.m. Details: Call KimberlyRoddy at 810-767-5437. THURSDAYSMusic Makers Thursdays […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present a Cancer Benefit featuring A Sleepless Malice, Deadringer, Blood of the Unborn, Six Seconds to Oblivion, Cadence and Before Midnight, Jan. 4. Tickets are $5 at the door. Gorilla Music presents Last Summer featuring Myths and Legends, Open 24 Hours, Stone […]