Community love, compassion and committed leadership are helping transform North Flint

Community love, compassion and committed leadership are helping transform North Flint

Service to the community is something Jeanette Edwards, president of the Brownell-Holmes Neighborhood Association, takes seriously.  “As long as the block club needs me to be president, I will be president,” she says. Edwards created the association when she saw a need for more organization in her North Flint neighbor-hood. It’s 56 members strong, and a good […]

Drumline beats with city spirit

Drumline beats with city spirit

The heart of Flint beats with the rat-a-tat-tat of a snare drum.  For the past six years the city’s Nightfire Drumline has been a regular presence around the city. The next place to see them will be Sept. 28 at the Neighborhood Art Parade + Light Up the City. It runs from 5-8 p.m. at […]

Vacation for a just a buck on July 15

Vacation for a just a buck on July 15

It’s easy to overlook the great destinations that are closest to home. You know, the places you recommend to out-of-town visitors and extended family, but haven’t been to in years. Now is the ideal time to take another at what you might be missing, according to organizers of the be a “Tourist in Your Home Town” taking place on […]

Fertile Ground: Ruth Mott Foundation grants are seeding hope

Fertile Ground: Ruth Mott Foundation grants are seeding hope

Our cities and neighborhoods need more seed sewing. The spark of investment, financial or otherwise, is especially crucial in communities challenged by underemployment and lack of other growth opportunities. But who has the vision to help cultivate blocks of often cracked and worn concrete into fertile ground? Where the goal of sowing seed is transformation, […]

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