Leading (and eating) by example

Leading (and eating) by example

Luis Fernandes remembers the joys of spending time in his mother’s kitchen. Growing up in Macau, south of Hong Kong, he fondly remembers markets with fresh foods and spices that regularly found their way onto his family’s dinner plates. It was through his mother’s tutelage and encouragement that he developed a lifelong culinary passion, resulting […]

Soup’s On! A hearty bowl does a body good especially when dairy’s involved

Soup’s On! A hearty bowl does a body good especially when dairy’s involved

They say soup feeds both the body and the soul. During the winter months especially, truer words were never spoken. Options abound for brothy elixirs, creamy vegetable concoctions, and even hearty thick stews that warm our bodies and souls. A seemingly endless variety can be whipped up with the most basic ingredients – vegetables, meats, […]

Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

The 13-year-old’s confession caught her mother by surprise. Tracy Palmer knew her daughter had experienced bullying, but she hadn’t known the full extent. Hiding in restrooms, panic attacks and other daily stress were often part of the student’s school day. “She opened up and told us things we had never even talked about,” Palmer recalls. […]

Heart and hustle: Seniors in Hasselbring Hustlers can’t stop dancing to the music

Heart and hustle: Seniors in Hasselbring Hustlers can’t stop dancing to the music

Four years ago the Hasselbring Senior Center on West Home Avenue was headed toward demolition. Then along came Garald Haralson, a local DJ and entertainer who had been spinning and performing at Loving Hands, another senior center in town. There he would play older music– Motown from the ’60s and funk from the ’70s – […]

Mobile food pantries to distribute nutritious food to Flint families in January: Here’s the schedule

Mobile food pantries to distribute nutritious food to Flint families in January: Here’s the schedule

Flint families will be able to get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure from mobile food pantries in January. The pantries will distribute foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron such as apples, carrots, potatoes, onions and cabbage. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department […]

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