Moo U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

Moo U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

There’s more to farm life than meets the eye. What appear, to some, as long days that amble along at a leisurely pace are often bustling, up-at-sunrise routines that help create nutritional products that get shipped to local supermarkets and, ultimately, land on breakfast and dinner tables around America. Children who live in urban communities […]

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

For some Michigan youth summer is the hungriest time of year. While the season ushers in cookouts and picnics, a daily challenge for low-income households is stretching the meal budget to feed youth who’d normally enjoy one or more meals at school. With the annual closing of student lunchrooms comes the annual opening of Meet […]

Selfies and a summer favorite: Ice Cream

Selfies and a summer favorite: Ice Cream

Selfies and summer’s favorite treat – the combination sounds like fun all by itself. Throw in a year’s supply of ice cream as the prize and it’s easy to see why the United Dairy Industry of Michigan’s new contest is generating a buzz. Just by posting an original photo of an “ice cream moment” involving […]

Flint expats encouraged to come home

Flint expats encouraged to come home

There are a lot of reasons why people leave the communities they love. And, now it’s time to get them back, according to the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and its partners, who are hoping to lure Flint’s many expatriates home with a big, bold Flint Homecoming event.  The invitation-only event, scheduled on August 16 – 17, will […]

State child support payment program enlists drugstore

State child support payment program enlists drugstore

Getting much-needed financial resources to Michigan’s children can be as simple as a trip to the drug store. With countless households throughout the state impacted by income challenges, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has expanded its PayNearMe child support payment initiative to include CVS Pharmacy locations. Launched through its Michigan State […]

Volunteers needed in ongoing blight fight

Volunteers needed in ongoing blight fight

It’s always a win when any neighborhood transforms blight into beauty. In Flint, where the blight battle is being waged citywide, signs of success are visible in safer blocks with boarded homes, some painted with colorful decorations that brighten the community. There also are dozens of volunteer-led, community-coordinated, and collaborative efforts to plant gardens, mow […]

Cooling centers offer Flint residents a chance to beat the heat

Cooling centers offer Flint residents a chance to beat the heat

The forecast: Hot (and then some). Residents can escape the sweltering heat of summer at cooling centers throughout the city. Many area activity centers are open to the public and city officials are encouraging any one in need to visit them in order to avoid heat-related conditions, which can be fatal. Children and seniors are […]

Summer Sips: Stay healthy, stay hydrated

Summer Sips: Stay healthy, stay hydrated

Kids don’t cool down as quickly as adults. Their body temperature rises more quickly, and doesn’t come down as fast, so it’s important for parents to provide plenty of opportunities to “chill” during the hot summer days ahead. Seniors are also at risk. In addition to drinking plenty of water, frozen fruits provide a great […]

Across Michigan, US people Wear Orange to protest gun violence

Across Michigan, US people Wear Orange to protest gun violence

Whether you think the left or the right has the answers, everyone agrees gun violence needs to go down.  Across Michigan, and the country, the color orange is being displayed to raise awareness all across this weekend as part of “National Gun Violence Awareness Day.” As part of that day more than 400 influencers, corporations, […]