Growing Hope: Community gardens will benefit by solar-powered watering system

Growing Hope: Community gardens will benefit by solar-powered watering system

Eastside neighborhoods in Flint will soon have year-around access to healthy food options when Kettering University and the Asbury Community Development Center open in hoop house community garden. The project is made possible by a $25,000 award from the Ford Motor Company Fund to Kettering and the Asbury Community Development center to integrate productive solar […]

Pantry makes healthy food a neighborhood movement

Pantry makes healthy food a neighborhood movement

  Healthy groceries are still on the move. Neighborhoods will welcome the mobile food pantry for a new round of stops in August as the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services distribute more foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron. Every scheduled month the […]

Selfies and a summer favorite: Ice Cream

Selfies and a summer favorite: Ice Cream

Selfies and summer’s favorite treat – the combination sounds like fun all by itself. Throw in a year’s supply of ice cream as the prize and it’s easy to see why the United Dairy Industry of Michigan’s new contest is generating a buzz. Just by posting an original photo of an “ice cream moment” involving […]

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 […]

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