Reclaiming Health: Innovative program delivers contagious benefits

Reclaiming Health: Innovative program delivers contagious benefits

He had enjoyed just two months of freedom. A man recently released from prison became a resident of the MADE Transitional House for Flint returning citizens last year, but he began suffering from health issues. “Immediately when he came to the house we noticed some things about him. He was holding his stomach” in pain, […]

Souping things up can help get children more interested in cooking

Souping things up can help get children more interested in cooking

“Soup’s on!” is an old saying that’s often used at meal time. But, in many families, children don’t show interest in the how the soup – or any other dish – gets from the kitchen to the dinner plate. Flint’s Talicia “Chef Telly” Campbell says getting children interested in cooking and testing recipes begins with […]

Flint soccer franchise salutes city’s history with new name and look

Flint soccer franchise salutes city’s history with new name and look

The former Michigan Bucks, regarded as the most successful franchise in the former Premier Development League’s history, will compete as the Flint City Bucks this year. A name-change announcement for the soccer club that will call downtown Flint’s Atwood Stadium their home field was held at Ferris Wheel Jan. 30. More than 1,000 online entries […]

City of Flint wins Gateways for Growth award to support more immigration

City of Flint wins Gateways for Growth award to support more immigration

Flint is one of 13 locations across the nation being recognized as a community that welcomes immigrants and embraces diversity. The New American Economy and Welcoming America this week announced that the city has received the Gateways for Growth award as part of a competitive program to win technical assistance, supportive research and grants to […]

Superhero helps kids learn healthy habits

Superhero helps kids learn healthy habits

Superheroes don’t always fly, but they can still do a lot when it comes to helping others. In the case of Regie, the broccoli-shaped crusader for nutrition, a special mission is to encourage young children to eat healthier so they can feel healthier. Through an ongoing program of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s Flint […]

Storefronts move into former drugstore site as part of $1.4 million downtown effort

Storefronts move into former drugstore site as part of $1.4 million downtown effort

A $1.4 million building development is expected to generate new retail activity downtown. The former Perry drugstore site at South Saginaw and Second streets will house four new businesses, following renovations to the 9,000-square-foot structure, due for completion in March. Additional shops, totaling six and generating about 15 full-time jobs, are part of the vision […]

Wale kicks of nationwide musical series in Flint Feb. 2

Wale kicks of nationwide musical series in Flint Feb. 2

His name’s Wale and he “came to get it.” Chart-topping, go-go-inspired artist Wale, whose collaborations with the likes of Lady Gaga and Miguel have propelled him to popularity during 10 years on the music scene, is scheduled to take the stage in Flint. The live concert, set for 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Capitol […]

City supports vision of an inclusive Flint with ongoing programs and initiatives

City supports vision of an inclusive Flint with ongoing programs and initiatives

If Flint truly becomes a place of inclusion it won’t happen by accident. City officials say an ongoing master plan and various initiatives underway are strategically designed to create affordable neighborhoods that attract people of diverse backgrounds to the hub of Genesee County. The “Aspire to Transform” forum, held recently at University of Michigan-Flint, brought […]

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