Volunteers needed in ongoing blight fight

Volunteers needed in ongoing blight fight

It’s always a win when any neighborhood transforms blight into beauty. In Flint, where the blight battle is being waged citywide, signs of success are visible in safer blocks with boarded homes, some painted with colorful decorations that brighten the community. There also are dozens of volunteer-led, community-coordinated, and collaborative efforts to plant gardens, mow […]

Summer Sips: Stay healthy, stay hydrated

Summer Sips: Stay healthy, stay hydrated

Kids don’t cool down as quickly as adults. Their body temperature rises more quickly, and doesn’t come down as fast, so it’s important for parents to provide plenty of opportunities to “chill” during the hot summer days ahead. Seniors are also at risk. In addition to drinking plenty of water, frozen fruits provide a great […]

Fertile Ground: Ruth Mott Foundation grants are seeding hope

Fertile Ground: Ruth Mott Foundation grants are seeding hope

Our cities and neighborhoods need more seed sewing. The spark of investment, financial or otherwise, is especially crucial in communities challenged by underemployment and lack of other growth opportunities. But who has the vision to help cultivate blocks of often cracked and worn concrete into fertile ground? Where the goal of sowing seed is transformation, […]

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