Fun in Flint: New activities provide a great escape

Fun in Flint: New activities provide a great escape

Winter officially ended weeks ago, but Mother Nature clearly missed “that” memo. With last weekend’s ice storm, today’s snow and the cold week ahead it’s surely time to shake it off. Metaphorically, Flint’s Hot Shop opening couldn’t be better timed. A part of the Flint Institute of Arts‘ opening of its new Contemporary Craft Wing, […]

Residents encouraged to elevate neighborhood involvement and advocacy at May workshops

Residents encouraged to elevate neighborhood involvement and advocacy at May workshops

Talk of change is becoming increasingly common among Flint residents. From front-lawn chats to community meetings, neighbors are inspired by the progress they see in the city and they’re often more motivated to contribute their time and energy toward greater success. An ongoing series promoting organizing and leadership skills is one of the latest opportunities […]

Free music night could be chicken soup to our brains

Free music night could be chicken soup to our brains

It turns out music is good medicine. Listening to music helps distract our minds and soothing rhythms help lower our stress levels, according Frontiers in Psychology. But what happens if we kick it up a notch? Well, that’s good, too. Listening to more upbeat melodies or rhythmic raps increases our antibodies that help ward off […]

Up for the challenge

Up for the challenge

We all fall down.  If you are alive it’s inevitable. The getting up part is what distinguishes us. That message was amply displayed at the United Way of Genesee County’s Annual Campaign Dinner last week. Featuring a powerful presentation by decorated Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson, who starred in the film Battleship, the event could […]

Flint’s Kala Wilburn is named a Good Housekeeping hero

Flint’s Kala Wilburn is named a Good Housekeeping hero

Kala Wilburn might not have set out to be a hero, but she’s been named one in the April edition of Good Housekeeping. Part of a feature examining the contributions of those who impact their communities, Wilburn, a contributor to TheHUB Flint, is recognized as an “everyday hero” for her Fashion Against Violence movement. The […]

Neighbors are Newsmakers

Neighbors are Newsmakers

So many times, the person behind the scenes of the biggest development is the person next door. What becomes the new neighborhood mural, playground or renovation project usually starts as an idea in the mind of a resident with a vision and commitment. This is critical when it comes to the priceless work of community […]

Little Flint hero helps raise $15,000 for youth to see Black Panther movie

Little Flint hero helps raise $15,000 for youth to see Black Panther movie

One of Flint’s littlest heroes is helping many of her peers see the superhero film of the year. Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint,” known for helping bring nationwide attention to the needs of children during the city’s ongoing water emergency, launched a local campaign to raise funds toward admission to Marvel […]

Wheeee! Get ready for winter fun!

Wheeee!  Get ready for winter fun!

  Zooming down snow- topped hills is a favorite pastime of many families. Sledding provides an affordable way to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. Best of all, it is an activity everyone can enjoy. We’ve discovered a lot of great hills for your family to visit this winter in this month, so gear […]

Expressions of gratitude and thanks abound this holiday season

Expressions of gratitude and thanks abound this holiday season

Despite experiencing overwhelming challenges these past years, there are so many among us who are grateful for small blessings, and the joy that breaking bread and being together brings us over the holidays. This month, TheHUB celebrates the memories and food traditions we’re building together. Ashley Hamilton   Flint native and Peace Corps. volunteer Ashley […]

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