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 […]

Youth sports help support community in 2019 Citywide Basketball League

Youth sports help support community in 2019 Citywide Basketball League

For those who love their city like Sean Croudy does, it’s more than just a game. As Flint’s Citywide Basketball League prepares to launch its first season since returning to the community after more than a decade, Croudy and other youth advocates say the program is a local institution. About 300 elementary through high school-aged […]

Local entrepreneur says style points are in the bag

Local entrepreneur says style points are in the bag

Natural flair led Tonya King to fill a niche in local fashion. As a teenager she went to modeling school and had some early experience participating in showcases, but personal taste is what paved the way for her career as a business owner. It started with a handbag she bought in the Lansing area. “I […]

Million-dollar crime reduction plan shows early signs of promise in North Flint

Million-dollar crime reduction plan shows early signs of promise in North Flint

Hamilton Community Health Network is pursuing a $1 million vision for North Flint. On the heels of its grant in the same amount from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the community organization is receiving positive responses to “early action” initiatives designed to reduce crime. Recent events, including the “Love a Lot. […]