Detect and Protect: Flint Fire Dept. provides free smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation

Detect and Protect: Flint Fire Dept. provides free smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation

 It’s easier to prevent tragedies than respond to them. That’s the message from the City of Flint Fire Department, which is working in conjunction with the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society, American Red Cross, International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) to install thousands of free smoke and carbon monoxide […]

Dinner under the Lights

Dinner under the Lights

Flint will be aglow May 17 as diners gather in Buckham Alley for a locally sourced, four-course dinner prepared by Tony Vu, founder of MaMang Restaurant, and Therman Sisco, founder of Sisco’s Catering.The 6:30 p.m. dinner will include some chef favorites, including wings two ways (caramel brined in keffir lime leaves and spicy buffalo), cornbread […]

T-Pain will take the stage at Kettering’s Centennial Fest

T-Pain will take the stage at Kettering’s Centennial Fest

One of the most influential recording artists in urban music since the new millennium will bring his sounds to Flint this summer. Fresh off his win in the popular 2019 Fox TV performance competition, “The Masked Singer,” T-Pain will headline the Kettering Centennial Fest July 20 at Atwood Stadium. The Kettering Centennial Fest, which is […]

Flint’s stock is rising

Flint’s stock is rising

Flint’s made a lot of lists over the last decade. Not many were desirable, says Mayor Karen Weaver, who frequently laments that a mention in rankings like “America’s Most Dangerous Cities” guarantee the city national headlines — while improvements in public safety rarely get notice. The tide is changing, according to Mayor Weaver, who proudly […]

There’s tons of fun in Flint this month

There’s tons of fun in Flint this month

After countless mid-winter warm-ups and numbing snow, it appears that Mother Nature finally got the memo: It’s time to ditch the boots, lace up the sneakers, get out and experience the great outdoors. Flint has lots of free, seasonal events that have become time-honored traditions. Celebrate Genesee County’s newest outdoor recreation area, Atlas County Park. […]

BEEing the Best: Winners of Genesee County’s popular battle of words announced

BEEing the Best: Winners of Genesee County’s popular battle of words announced

Even the best spellers among us might feel a bit inadequate around Genesee County’s 2019 Countywide Spelling Bee contestants, who withstood intense pressure as they spelled increasingly difficult words in a timed challenge that held audience members spellbound — literally. The field of contestants, which started with 226 eager students,  gradually whittled down to first, […]

Celebrate a whirlwind of words and the local authors behind them April 6

Celebrate a whirlwind of words and the local authors behind them April 6

Words matter. And, in Flint and Genesee County, there are plenty of good ones thanks to renown authors like “A Mentor and her Muse” author Susan Sage. Many will be on hand at the Genesee District Library’s Local Authors’ Showcase, a part of National Library Week celebrations taking place throughout the U.S. This year’s event […]