Mobile pantry delivers help with holiday groceries

Mobile pantry delivers help with holiday groceries

Stocking up on groceries this holiday season doesn’t have to be a tall or expensive task for many Flint families. Through the mobile food pantry, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are lending a hand. A new set of neighborhood rounds by the mobile, […]

State, local officials will help community celebrate $15 million, state-of-the-art school

State, local officials will help community celebrate $15 million, state-of-the-art school

A new option for education will bring new opportunity for youth with the opening of Educare Flint, the newly opened school on the campus of Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary. The $15 million, 34,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will welcome as many as 220 students will also welcome media, state and local dignitaries and other special community guests to […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber propels 113 youth toward career readiness

Flint & Genesee Chamber propels 113 youth toward career readiness

  He might not have years of experience at it, but job-hunting doesn’t intimidate Demetrius Noakes. As a graduate of TeenQuest, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s award-winning work-readiness and life skills program, Noakes is better prepared than many young adults. Interview techniques, financial literacy and other tools are offered to TeenQuest participants, ages […]

A Time to Give and Receive

A Time to Give and Receive

Evelyn Thompson had a knack for making family gatherings memorable. It didn’t matter that her modest, two-bedroom house in the north end lacked a valet outside, or a reservation desk in front of the dining room. When her grandson Phillip went to her house for holiday dinners it was a formal affair. The small size […]

Flint-based Charma’s Green Chips rides wave of consumers love of “everything kale”

Flint-based Charma’s Green Chips rides wave of consumers love of “everything kale”

It all started with a morning news report about three years ago on a topic that, up until then, Charma Dompreh had not considered much The anchor warned viewers that the segment that was about to air contained graphic material: there was an obesity epidemic among the nation’s children. Somehow hearing this report struck a […]

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