Summer sustenance: The return of the popular Summer EBT student meal program announced

Summer sustenance: The return of the popular Summer EBT student meal program announced

This 810 Kids! feature is a part of our monthly digital issue sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and its supporters the Crim Fitness Foundation, Genesee Intermediate School District and TheHUB Flint. Subscribe to receive the full newsletter. More than 56,000 students will be eligible for the state’s summer meal program, formally known as the Summer Electronic Benefit […]

Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University has launched a $150 million fundraising campaign entitled “Boldly Forward” and unveiled plans for a new Learning Commons — a major academic hub to be built on its campus. With the addition of the new Learning Commons, Kettering University continues its ongoing investment in the City of Flint. The university says an estimated 118 new construction jobs […]

Tons of Fun: Family-friendly activities abound throughout June and July

Tons of Fun: Family-friendly activities abound throughout June and July

Whether indoors or out, there’s a wide variety of opportunities for activities in the community during the coming months of summer break. Sunshine invites fresh air and family outings, while extremely hot days might beckon the children into museums and libraries to enjoy culture and science. School’s out for a while, but there’s no shortage […]

Cowabunga: Dairy Industry Celebrates Michigan Dairy Foods Awareness Day

Cowabunga: Dairy Industry Celebrates Michigan Dairy Foods Awareness Day

Moo. Michigan’s dairy cows produce more than 11.2 billion pounds of milk annually, making our dairy industry the nation’s 6th largest. “Michigan’s dairy industry is one of the largest agricultural industries in our state with an annual economic impact of $15.7 billion,” says Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Ninety-seven percent of Michigan’s dairy farms are family owned, many […]

Fiesta Mexicana showcases the flavor of Flint

Fiesta Mexicana showcases the flavor of Flint

Every year patrons line up for a taste of tostados, burritos, tacos and other traditional Mexican favorites on the menu at the Fiesta Mexicana, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church’s largest annual fundraiser and arguably a family reunion of sorts for Flint’s Latino families. Kitchen preparations begin six months in advance of the event, which relies largely upon […]

Summer favorites and staples available at Flint’s Mobile Pantry stops

Summer favorites and staples available at Flint’s Mobile Pantry stops

This month’s mobile pantry program will include summer favorites, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which says area residents can expect to find plenty of rhubarb, plums, peaches, nectarines, sweet corn, potatoes and watermelon, in addition to staple items included in monthly distribution stops. All of the food packages include items […]

Flint company’s move downtown adds to safety for students

Flint company’s move downtown adds to safety for students

Parents can soon breathe a little easier knowing that Flint students have a friend watching over them. Premier Security Solutions, a company whose goal is to create safe school environments for children, will move downtown into in the Dryden Building. “Flint has always been home for us and we’re excited about the opportunity to become […]

Adventure for Flint families awaits around the corner

Adventure for Flint families awaits around the corner

Children can create memorable adventures without ever leaving the community. Through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” program, which offers participants free access to more than two-dozen venues and events, youth can enjoy affordable activity. “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” kicks off with “Explore Flint […]

You can make a difference: Join the Pierson Road clean up on May 30

You can make a difference: Join the Pierson Road clean up on May 30

On Thursday, May 30, the City of Flint will partner with residents, businesses, churches, and other stakeholders to adopt Pierson Road as a cleanup site. The goal is to clean and beautify this major street not just on that day, but throughout the year so that it:  Is free of all trash and debris  Features […]