City Guide: Great ways to enjoy the chill

City Guide: Great ways to enjoy the chill

Flint’s downtown district provides a great backdrop for evening entertainment.  Light up the night at one of the many popular clubs or eateries that line Flint’s Saginaw Street and surrounding  area, attend a signature event or get out and enjoy them all. There’s plenty of eateries, entertainment and activities to choose from. Check them out […]

Mayor Weaver will discuss water safety and infrastructure with mayors nationwide

Mayor Weaver will discuss water safety and infrastructure with mayors nationwide

Flint will become the central meeting place of government leaders from throughout the country to discuss future water safety. Mayor Karen Weaver will host a meeting of her political peers representing cities in multiple states where the aging infrastructure’s impact on water supply is a concern. The leadership will attend a closed discussion of the […]

Vehicle City Fashion Week prepares designers for the stage beyond the runway

Vehicle City Fashion Week prepares designers for the stage beyond the runway

In Kala Wilburn’s world fashion isn’t just about flowing garments and colorful fabrics. The intricate industry behind memorable runway show highlights and glamorous galas is at the heart of Wilburn’s ongoing efforts and professional advocacy. As a major goal of next month’s annual Vehicle City Fashion Week, she’ll feature designers with whom she can collaborate, […]

A Winning Combination

A Winning Combination

Beverly Biggs-Leavy’s dream of reopening her popular Flint restaurant came true in an unexpected way Oct. 5.  Hamady Complete Food Center welcomed customers to Beverly’s, a carryout soul food eatery that will eventually become a unique, dine-in restaurant at the site of the grocery store. Biggs-Leavy, who was forced to close the doors of Beverly’s […]

200 new voters registered and committed to vote

200 new voters registered and committed to vote

For many returning citizens it’s the last frontier. Within the broader provision of civil rights, ability to elect officials to represent them is viewed as especially important among many ex-offenders who’ve served time in prison. In Michigan and throughout the country, activists, legislators and communities impacted by mass incarceration are part of an ongoing discussion […]

Bishop Airport given option to remove PFAS-ladden foam

Bishop Airport given option to remove PFAS-ladden foam

Busy transportation hubs like Flint’s Bishop and Detroit Metro International airports have been granted the option to switch to firefighting foams that do not include the highly toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, thanks to new legislation enacted by Congress today. Under current law, airports are required to use firefighting foams that contain these chemicals, […]

Hurley’s Pink Night Palooza takes place Thursday

Hurley’s Pink Night Palooza takes place Thursday

Hurley Medical celebrates 10 years of breast cancer support at ‘Pink Night Palooza’ Oct. 4 will be a night of celebrating survivors and remembering those who succumbed. Hurley Medical Center will shine light on the need for women, families, and communities to continue promoting breast cancer awareness and prevention. “Pink Night Palooza” will support Hurley Medical […]

Conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to speak at U-M Flint Critical Issues Forum Oct. 2

Conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to speak at U-M Flint Critical Issues Forum Oct. 2

Dr. Jane Goodall, renowned ethologist and conservationist, will speak at the University of Michigan-Flint Frances Willson Thompson Critical Issues Forum Tuesday, Oct. 2. Goodall is considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees and has studied the social and family interactions of these animals for more than 55 years. She will draw from that groundbreaking work […]

Michigan Works! announces job opportunities in the Flint area

Michigan Works! announces job opportunities in the Flint area

Local jobs are available and the Genesee Shiawassee Thumb Branch of Michigan Works! wants Flint residents to take advantage of employment opportunities. They include: Hometown Inn, G-3277 Miller Road is seeking housekeepers to fill full-time and part-time positions at a rate of $9.25 per hour. Android Industries is in need of assembler/sequencers to work second […]