Baby Café boosts support for breast-feeders

Baby Café boosts support for breast-feeders

It’s like a lounge for the little ones. Baby Café of Genesee County’s grand opening will be held Thursday, April 26. Currently meeting at Michigan State University Extension Center’s GCCARD Building on Saginaw St., the program supports breastfeeding moms, their infants and families. More than 100 facilitators, community partners and supporters will celebrate the grand […]

Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women

There has, and will continue to be, so much written regarding Flint’s resurgence, primarily fueled by neighborhood activism and entrepreneurship. Women are a major driving force behind it, as more and more women are starting businesses and coalition-building to improve their lives, neighborhoods and, ultimately, the city. As this trend continues, it is important that, […]

Community Foundation advocate hopes to help transform food access, general neighborhood health

Community Foundation advocate hopes to help transform food access, general neighborhood health

An answered prayer could become the city’s blessing. Artina Sadler, food system navigator for the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, wasn’t sure how interested she was the first time she learned about the Culture of Health Leaders, a nationwide advocacy program. But she was curious enough about opportunities it might present that she shared a […]

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, […]

“Critter Count” days help needed

“Critter Count” days help needed

Critters can be a sign of healthy water environments, but finding and identifying many-legged or winged creatures takes special effort. The Flint River Watershed Coalition needs volunteers to help collect snails, caddis flies, true bugs, and water pennies at 35 sites, including Genesee and Lapeer County streams. Insects that make their homes near water help researchers […]

Michigan leads nation in tech tools to combat opioid epidemic

Michigan leads nation in tech tools to combat opioid epidemic

Today, health officials are getting a clearer look at the patterns associated with opioid use through at a ground-breaking statewide assessment, Heralded for its ability to identify and even predict opioid trends, the tool is expected to provide government agencies, lawmakers and local community leaders with information needed to tailor laws, target resources, and design innovative programs to […]

Flint, Pontiac win eligibility approval for Opportunity Zone investment initiative

Flint, Pontiac win eligibility approval for Opportunity Zone investment initiative

Flint and Genesee County are among areas in 18 states approved for federal support that could help boost job creation and economic improvement. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service approved Michigan’s application for Opportunity Zones, communities eligible for tax benefits designed to improve the quality of life for their residents by […]

Fashion effort designed to boost Flint’s economy

Fashion effort designed to boost Flint’s economy

It was Thanksgiving Day and the spirit of gratitude filled many Flint homes in 2016, despite a health threat that frightened the city. News of the water emergency that contributed to lead poisoning, sickness and even some deaths was at the forefront of families’ minds as they prepared their holiday dinner. This year’s feast would […]

Designer and Flint native celebrates successful ‘return’ at fashion show

Designer and Flint native celebrates successful ‘return’ at fashion show

Don Smith’s recent homecoming to Flint marked a reunion even larger than the one it promoted. Billed “The Return – A Live Motion Story Fashion Presentation Show,” the event was Smith’s first collaboration with fellow city native and social media savant KendallKyndall in several years. But “The Return” also reconnected Smith with local energy and […]

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