My City, Our Earth event features food, fun and educational activities

My City, Our Earth event features food, fun and educational activities

We all share the same address — earth. And it’s this commonality of existence that should be lifted up and celebrated, according to Communities First, Inc. which is inviting area residents to attend its first annual ‘My City, Our Earth’ event at the Masonic Temple. The event, which is free and open to the public, […]

There’s no candy coating it: It’s time to ban the sale of flavored vaping products 

There’s no candy coating it: It’s time to ban the sale of flavored vaping products 

Cotton candy, cappuccino and Gummiberry flavors are favorites among young vapers, many of whom hardly hit middle school before they become addicted to the popular juices available in vaping devices. Flavored e-cigarettes and vapes come in bright packaging, which often look eerily similar to kid-friendly snack packages. Flavors mask the harshness of tobacco, making it […]

Fifth annual Hispanic celebration at Flint Farmers’ Market

Fifth annual Hispanic celebration at Flint Farmers’ Market

A celebration of culture will be held at Flint Farmers’ Market Sept. 13. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the community landmark at 300 East First St. will host the fourth annual Flint Hispanic Festival, featuring live entertainment, food, vendors, art and other activities. Musical and choreography performances will be provided by Los Hermanos Escamilla and El Ballet Folklórico […]

Take your seat for the Flint Chair-ity event

Take your seat for the Flint Chair-ity event

If you were a chair, what kind of chair would you be? For many, the question will evoke a memory of Barbara Walters’ trademark primetime interview special with the iconic actress Katharine Hepburn, who described herself as feeling strong, “like a tree” as she aged. Walters, of course, pressed the matter, asking Hepburn “what kind […]

City of Flint receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

City of Flint receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Flint by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial […]