Tons of family-friendly things to do this month!

Tons of family-friendly things to do this month!

The winter chill doesn’t mean fun hits a standstill. Local events are available for parents and children who want to learn and enjoy adventures together throughout the year. Community venues offer a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities that free of admission or with minimal strain on the wallet. So bundle up and […]

Sled the slopes

It’s the trip many look forward to all year, and it doesn’t involve a plane, train or car. At the first sign of snowfall, sledding fans of all ages look to head for the hills. Fortunately for Flint and Genesee County residents, there are many sledding areas that offer everyone the opportunity to experience the […]

Ruth Mott’s grant provides a Fresh Start toward adding to local grocery scene

Ruth Mott’s grant provides a Fresh Start toward adding to local grocery scene

North Flint’s food and nutrition options will continue expanding with the announcement of funding to support a new supermarket development. Among 17 grants, the Fresh Start Community Development Center was awarded $250,000 to help launch what’s being described as an affordable outlet for nutritional produce and other healthy retail options. New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist […]

City needs residents’ help completing water line replacements ahead of schedule

City needs residents’ help completing water line replacements ahead of schedule

In its ongoing efforts to ensure a safe water supply in every home, the City of Flint wants to make certain no residents are overlooked. Following Mayor Karen Weaver’s recent announcement that service line replacements are being performed at a pace ahead of projected completion, residents and landlords with active city water accounts are reminded […]

A greener guide to gift-giving and holiday get-togethers

A greener guide to gift-giving and holiday get-togethers

A greener outlook to the holiday season doesn’t boil down to who brings salad to the pot luck. As a matter of fact, with a fast-growing market of vegetarians and vegan food consumers throughout the country, meals designed around plates that will contain plant-based dishes aren’t as rare as they were during celebrations past. Whether […]

Raquel Thueme will lead Ruth Mott Foundation

Raquel Thueme will lead Ruth Mott Foundation

A key Flint community organization will soon change its leadership.   Following a national search for the Ruth Mott Foundation’s next president, Raquel Thueme has been announced as the board’s choice to fill the role. Thueme, formerly vice president of programs, will replace Handy L. Lindsey Jr., who retired from the president’s position Nov. 2. […]

Gospel star’s Nov. 16 concert signifies greater hope for Flint

Gospel star’s Nov. 16 concert signifies greater hope for Flint

Flint deserves something greater, organizers of an upcoming community event and musical performance say. At 6 p.m. Friday Nov. 16 “Greater is Coming,” a concert by award-winning gospel singer Jekalyn Carr, will be held at Northbank Center, 432 North Saginaw St. in Flint. Gospel recording artist Jekalyn Carr will perform Nov. 16 at Northbank Center […]

Boosting local, holiday shopping is Flint Small Business Saturday’s goal Nov. 24

Boosting local, holiday shopping is Flint Small Business Saturday’s goal Nov. 24

Right here in Flint, Ebonie Gipson is offering something holiday-season shoppers won’t find at brand-name, corporate retail outlets anywhere else in the country: It’s not just the chance for bargains, but the added bonus of unique, local merchandise and greetings from friendly faces that represent the community year-round. Through I’m Building Something, LLC, Gipson organized […]

Tech advocates can learn, teach and exchange at Factory Two Nov. 13

Tech advocates can learn, teach and exchange at Factory Two Nov. 13

Technology entrepreneurs and other members of the business community will have another opportunity to network and exchange ideas Nov. 13. The next Tech Meetup will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Factory Two, 129 North Grand Traverse in Flint. Guest speakers will include Athena McKay, of Flint Eats, Lie Njie, of Technology […]

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