Volunteers needed to help build new playgrounds in six Flint parks

Volunteers needed to help build new playgrounds in six Flint parks

There will be six new playgrounds​ coming to Flint parks this summer and you can help by volunteering to help build them in one or all of the parks. The parks include: Clara Hilborn Park Cook Park Dewey Park Eldorado Vista Park Farnumwood Park Whaley Park Check out playground build dates here and register to volunteer here. Here’s the schedule: […]

Flint Registry, Flint Lead Free add new training, resources to put city on road to recovery

Flint Registry, Flint Lead Free add new training, resources to put city on road to recovery

Flint continues taking steps to eliminate lead exposure as it adds new community resources and raises awareness. As part of that plan, three members of Flint Lead Free, a work group of the Flint Registry, recently attended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center conference in […]

Local grocers gain ground in Flint

Local grocers gain ground in Flint

When the last big-box grocery store left Flint, about 100,000 residents were left with one less major shopping option for affordable, fresh food. The void punctuated by Kroger’s closing on Davison Road in 2015 left residents, community leaders and local government to seek solutions, but the effort has grown into something bigger. Several independent retail […]

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 – […]

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