Lansing-based company expected to bring 200 jobs to Linden Road

Lansing-based company expected to bring 200 jobs to Linden Road

About new 200 jobs are expected to be filled in Genesee County with the arrival of Lansing-based Peckam, Inc., according to its CEO Mitchell Tomlinson. The nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization and human services agency is expected to occupy 38,000 square feet of space at the former Furniture Row, 3080 South Linden Road, according to company […]

Early disbursement of food assistance announced

Early disbursement of food assistance announced

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) just announced that it will issue March and April food assistance benefits early to reduce the gap between benefits payments that resulted from the partial federal government shutdown. “Food assistance recipients can expect to receive next month’s benefits on March 3, 4 or 5,” according to […]

Yo-Yo Ma takes his musical message beyond the stage

Yo-Yo Ma takes his musical message beyond the stage

Rhythmic strings are just a part of his passion. Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will visit Ann Arbor and Flint Feb. 27 and Feb. 28, in a goal to promote community awareness of the arts. The Feb. 27. The Feb. 28 program, “Flint Voices: Culture, Community and Resilience,” will be held at 4 p.m. at Berston […]

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 […]