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 […]

Wild About Wildtree: Flint entrepreneur’s organic meal workshops gain interest

Wild About Wildtree:  Flint entrepreneur’s organic meal workshops gain interest

Making meals. The very words send chills up the spines of some – especially those who tend to stay away from the stove. Still, it happens, three times a day. Enter Wildtree Certified Organic Foods, a line of organic products and easy recipes that help make mealtimes easier. Wildtree was founded on the premise that food should […]

Eligible Flint families can get free, nutritious food at mobile pantry in April

Eligible Flint families can get free, nutritious food at mobile pantry in April

You are what you eat – and getting the right foods in your body and those of your family can protect against lead absorption. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring free mobile food pantry stops to distribute foods rich in calcium, vitamin C […]

It’s easy to help prevent child abuse while filing Michigan tax returns

It’s easy to help prevent child abuse while filing Michigan tax returns

Every day in Michigan, there are more than 375 reports of child abuse and neglect. The worst part? The majority of child abuse and neglect cases stem from situations and conditions that are entirely preventable in an engaged and supportive community. For example, a community that cares about early childhood development, parent support and mental […]

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