Flint problem solvers: Two hours time, a toolkit and tons of resources

Flint problem solvers: Two hours time, a toolkit and tons of resources

Safety, blight, abandoned homes. These are a few of the challenging issues that Flint residents deal with. And there is one dynamic group that helps find answers. Flint Neighborhoods United, or FNU, the nonprofit, grassroots organization and its president, Carma Lewis, seek solutions constantly. It’s what they do. The organization, composed of community groups and […]

Flint Neighborhood Engagement Hub’s new director will energize resident-led efforts

Flint Neighborhood Engagement Hub’s new director will energize resident-led efforts

Neighborhoods are the backbone of any community and, in Flint, they are the epicenter of its recovery efforts. Nowhere is the city’s community character and warmth more evident than in its neighborhoods. Residents showcase community strength and resilience. They are buoying community spirit and, yes, rebuilding their neighborhoods and their lives. The Neighborhood Engagement Hub […]

Fall ushers in mobile food pantry’s free harvest distribution

Fall ushers in mobile food pantry’s free harvest distribution

Fall might bring weather changes, but it won’t change the neighborhood rounds made by one of Flint’s most reliable sources of fresh, healthy groceries. Supported by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the mobile food pantry will continue distributing goods rich in calcium, vitamin […]

Dream house: Flint home sparks neighborhood affair 

Dream house: Flint home sparks neighborhood affair 

Dave Phaneuf found his dream house – an 1898 Queen Ann home in Flint’s Grand Traverse neighborhood – and wound up having it all. Through the house he connected with a five-generation legacy and adopted a key role in stabilizing the community. “The neighborhood looked a little down on its luck. The house was in […]

Drumline beats with city spirit

Drumline beats with city spirit

The heart of Flint beats with the rat-a-tat-tat of a snare drum.  For the past six years the city’s Nightfire Drumline has been a regular presence around the city. The next place to see them will be Sept. 28 at the Neighborhood Art Parade + Light Up the City. It runs from 5-8 p.m. at […]

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