Milk Matters: Dairy sensitivity doesn’t always require total avoidance

Milk Matters: Dairy sensitivity doesn’t always require total avoidance

What’s a hot summer without the occasional ice cream cone? Or a morning bowl of cereal and sliced fruit, floating in… nothing? “Torture!” might be the response from many, but to the sizable population of lactose intolerant food consumers in Michigan life without dairy is often reality. Lactose present in milk-based products including cheese, many […]

Building Bel-Aire: Flint native leads neighborhood renewal efforts

Building Bel-Aire: Flint native leads neighborhood renewal efforts

Shawn Hairston’s childhood memories include carefree walks around the block and visits to his neighbor’s house to drink soda. Evenings in the Bel-Aire Woods neighborhood were typically calm and quiet in the 1970s and 1980s. “Flint was a beautiful, vibrant area, with grass and trees,” he says. Though it was far from resembling the wealthy […]

Race represents Flint’s resilience

Race represents Flint’s resilience

HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races inspires many to overcome obstacles It was the first time Mark Yonan had ever run “The Crim” with his son. Stride for stride, the duo trudged forward until – out of fatigue, boredom, or both – the youth decided he’d had enough. “This is stupid,” he told his dad, breathing […]

Coffee Culture: Café Rhema stands on its grounds

Coffee Culture: Café Rhema stands on its grounds

With a nod to its past and an eye on its future, Cafe’ Rhema is grounded in Flint’s recovery efforts. Although it adorns itself in 1920s motif, the place has a modern mindset and mission to move Flint forward. Recently celebrating a three-year anniversary, the popular spot for beverages, meals and cultural gatherings exemplifies the […]

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