True Champions: Affordable housing champions deserve our applause

True Champions: Affordable housing champions deserve our applause

Applauding advocates of affordable housing Champions are more than competitors we celebrate after sports victories. They are everyday people, our friends and neighbors, who devote themselves to causes that benefit us all. One of those champions in the realm of affordable housing and community development is James L. Logue III, CEO of Develop Michigan and […]

Christopher Paul Curtis and other authors with ties to Flint come home to woo us with words

Christopher Paul Curtis and other authors with ties to Flint come home to woo us with words

His writing is a reflection of us. That’s how Flint native and celebrated author Christopher Paul Curtis describes his personal style. “My effort, and the efforts of many other writers of fiction for young people, is, to paraphrase Jacqueline Woodson and Rudine Sims Bishop, to simply hold a mirror so that I can reflect the […]

Fertile Ground: Ruth Mott Foundation grants are seeding hope

Fertile Ground: Ruth Mott Foundation grants are seeding hope

Our cities and neighborhoods need more seed sewing. The spark of investment, financial or otherwise, is especially crucial in communities challenged by underemployment and lack of other growth opportunities. But who has the vision to help cultivate blocks of often cracked and worn concrete into fertile ground? Where the goal of sowing seed is transformation, […]

Take mom on an outdoor adventure this weekend

Take mom on an outdoor adventure this weekend

Moms do so much for families, and Mother’s Day is a great time to recognize her many efforts by spending the day together. This weekend, there’s a lot of entertaining activities for Mom, and to do with Mom, in and around Flint. There is geocaching, bird walks and butterfly fun to be had. Take a few pics […]

Lighting up Brush Alley

Lighting up Brush Alley

Flint city residents lit up the night yesterday at the “Light Up Brush Alley Wine Party Fundraiser” at Cork. Yes, the wine flowed, but the evening also involved hard work and a lot of elbow grease as participants worked to the floor to raise funds to add more lights to Buckham Alley. Their fundraising efforts will […]

Tons of Family-Friendly Things to Do This Weekend In and Around Flint

Tons of Family-Friendly Things to Do This Weekend In and Around Flint

Get out and enjoy the spring warm-up this weekend! It’s a great time to get out the bikes, visit area parks and participate in fun springtime activities from Flint’s Arwalk  to the many free and low cost activities at area museums. Let your creative side show this weekend with family-friendly artistic events in and around the area. There are a […]