Hit the ‘off’ button

Hit the ‘off’ button

Electronics are an ever-present pastime for many children with access to tablets, cell phones and laptops. Their hours of texting, web-browsing and other activities on hand-held devices might grow even more endless during lazy summer days, but the new school year marks a good time to form better habits. More green time – meaning time […]

Amazing Orchards

Amazing Orchards

DIY (“do it yourself”) doesn’t only apply to home repairs. Picking fresh fruits and vegetables not far from your home is a hands-on activity everyone from the smallest to the tallest can enjoy. The 810Kids! team has assembled an orchard guide and a few tips to help turn outings that bring nutrition into your household […]

Take to the Trails

Take to the Trails

Heading outdoors can have more benefits than getting fresh air. When it comes to spending family time, the benefits of stretching your legs together have been shown to strengthen both physical fitness and emotional bonds. Our 810Kids! team has assembled a local trail guide and a few tips to help make family hikes even more […]

Tons of fun

Tons of fun

Make late summer memories with family and friends before the pace of the school year kicks in. Our Tons of Fun Guide features loads of active things to do and places to explore across Genesee County, such as For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum’s annual Monarch Festival, the Genesee County State Fair and Crim’s Festival of […]

August welcomes food pantry’s monthly neighborhood tour

August welcomes food pantry’s monthly neighborhood tour

Meal time in August will be a little easier to manage with the familiar appearance of the mobile food pantry at locations throughout Flint. Nutritious foods that can protect against lead absorbtion, including cabbage, cantaloupe, cucumbers, sweet corn, peppers and zucchini, will be provided to families on a first come, first served basis during specified […]

Veteran advocate makes stop in Flint on 2,800 mile trek across America

Veteran advocate makes stop in Flint on 2,800 mile trek across America

To truly know someone, you’ve got to walk a mile in their shoes. For Navy veteran Tommy Zurhellen, the statement represents much more than an mere idiom. They are words to live by, according to Zurhellen. The dedicated veteran’s advocate is walking 2,800 miles across America to raise awareness for veteran-related issues, which he feels […]

A look at how the Metro Flint YouthBuild program is creating hope and opportunity for local youth

A look at how the Metro Flint YouthBuild program is creating hope and opportunity for local youth

For more than a decade now, Metro Flint YouthBuild, has been a stepping stone to sustainable careers and meaningful employment for hundreds of Flint’s most needful youth between the ages of 16 -24. The YouthBuild movement began in Harlem, New York in 1978. The program was created to revamp decaying housing stock while providing education […]

Monday’s Illuminating Community Change Forum Promises to Shed Light on Economic Development for North Flint

Monday’s Illuminating Community Change Forum Promises to Shed Light on Economic Development for North Flint

This coming Monday, July 22, Sandra Johnson is going to be at the North Flint Food Market from 5-8:30 p.m., and she’s inviting everyone in her community to join her for a special meeting. As manager of Hamilton Community Health Network’s Illuminating Community Change (IC2) project, Johnson has been at the forefront of organizing the […]

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