SART aims to better protect survivors of sexual assault

SART aims to better protect survivors of sexual assault

They are our mothers, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends and neighbors. Yet when it comes to sexual assault, they remain invisible and often unsupported. That will soon change, according to members of Genesee County’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). SART team members will gather Wednesday, July 10, to announce a coordinated response protocol aimed at addressing […]

Gov. Whitmer moves to address two major Michigan health issues

Gov. Whitmer moves to address two major Michigan health issues

Several bills approved this week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and a public awareness campaign she endorses are expected to significantly impact two Michigan health issues. Whitmer signed House Bills 4367, 4121, and 4296, as well as Senate Bills 200, 282, and 283 to let staff at public institutions administer medication to counteract opioids. Through the […]

CANUSA promotes youth competition, camaraderie

CANUSA promotes youth competition, camaraderie

Flint will celebrate one of its strongest and longest traditions when it hosts the CANUSA Games Aug. 9-11, the Crim Fitness Foundation announced today. Hundreds of youth from Flint and its competitor city, Hamilton, Ontario, will participate in sports ranging from swimming, basketball, track and field, tennis, and soccer to wrestling and ice hockey at CANUSA and its […]

Great Big Household Giveaway is happening Saturday in Mott Park

Great Big Household Giveaway is happening Saturday in Mott Park

Social worker Chia Morgan is confident that she can find plenty of Flint area residents in need of vacuums, pots and pans and other large household items, which will be distributed on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mott Park located at Nolen and Dougherty.  The effort, called the Great Big […]

Blues legend will perform at Capitol Theatre Oct. 10

Blues legend will perform at Capitol Theatre Oct. 10

At 82 years old, Buddy Guy’s name has become largely synonymous with the blues. The veteran guitarist and recording artist, whose latest album is The Blues Is Alive and Well, will take the Capitol Theatre stage at 7 p.m. Oct. 10. Tickets will be on sale June 28. “I’m always trying to make an album […]

Stars shine as free summer films begin

Stars shine as free summer films begin

Free family movie nights begin June 28 on the lawn behind Flint City Hall. “Movies Under the Stars,” presented by Communities First, Inc., will resume its sixth year of the outdoor film series with a pre-party at 7:30 p.m. before Friday’s screening of The LEGO Movie 2. All guests receive a bag of popcorn, drink […]

Plenty of Pride: City’s 9th Annual Flint Pride Fest opens Saturday

Plenty of Pride: City’s 9th Annual Flint Pride Fest opens Saturday

Flint’s getting ready to show its city pride with the opening of the 9th annual Flint Pride festival. The spirited event kicks off Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. in Riverbank park in downtown Flint. It’s a homecoming of sorts, as well as a celebration of diversity, acceptance, love and family, according to organizers. Hosted […]

Today’s Project Community Connect will help the homeless among us

Today’s Project Community Connect will help the homeless among us

We see them — and don’t. There are lots in Michigan, where the number of homeless tops 8,300. Flint and Genesee County has hundreds of homeless and at-risk individuals,  according to according to Angela Beaugard, Metro Community Development’s Vice President of Development and local advocate. Today, Beaugard, whose employer is the lead agency of a larger group of community […]

Governor Whitmer recognizes Juneteenth Day

Governor Whitmer recognizes Juneteenth Day

Amidst the many celebrations going on throughout the state, comes a proclamation from Governor Gretchen Whitmer declaring June 19th as Juneteenth Celebration Day in Michigan. Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when slavery was abolished in the United States. “Juneteenth is an important day throughout our nation and Michigan is proud to take part in recognizing the bravery […]

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