Moving You Forward Opportunity Expo explores ways to support financial health for the whole family

Moving You Forward Opportunity Expo explores ways to support financial health for the whole family

On Oct. 9, there are few places that Malinda Baker would rather be than the “Moving You Forward Opportunity Expo” taking place at Kettering University. She says she’s planning on attending the large-scale resource fair, “because it’s an opportunity to efficiently learn about so many different local programs. So often services go unused, because people simply […]

The “Opportunity Expo” is set to connect residents with resources to take part in Flint and Genesee County’s resurgence

The “Opportunity Expo” is set to connect residents with resources to take part in Flint and Genesee County’s resurgence

When the going gets tough, Grace Taylor has never been one to sit out on the sidelines and she knows that, like her, Flint and Genesee County residents are the same. They’ve seen plenty challenges. But, more recently, residents are beginning to see ever larger, and more positive, signs of recovery. Proof lies in the opening […]

Boil Water Advisory in Flint’s Briar Hill area

Boil Water Advisory in Flint’s Briar Hill area

Due to a loss in pressure and possible bacterial contanmination in the City of Flint water supply, the city has issued an immediate boil water advisory for residents in the Briar Hill area between Westwood Parkway and Parkway Drive. Officials are recommending that as a precautionary measure, that individuals do not drink water without boiling […]

Fifth annual Hispanic celebration at Flint Farmers’ Market

Fifth annual Hispanic celebration at Flint Farmers’ Market

A celebration of culture will be held at Flint Farmers’ Market Sept. 13. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the community landmark at 300 East First St. will host the fourth annual Flint Hispanic Festival, featuring live entertainment, food, vendors, art and other activities. Musical and choreography performances will be provided by Los Hermanos Escamilla and El Ballet Folklórico […]

Flint’s SBEV helps area residents stay healthy, hydrated and prepped for school

Flint’s SBEV helps area residents stay healthy, hydrated and prepped for school

Since its grand opening in 2018, Flint’s Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village has become a community hub and oasis to many area families. On any given day, the center is abuzz with activity from academic, art, and athletic activities to community enrichment programs. This fall it is also home to the GearUp2Lead Invictus Academy, an alternative […]

Borrow someone else’s story at The Human Library

Borrow someone else’s story at The Human Library

Good books help us ‘lose ourselves’ in the pages of someone else’s story. But they also do something far more profound, according to many studies that evidence the process of reading is transformative. Reading, it seems, has the ability to help us better understand and interact with others, increases our empathy and understanding of things […]

Take your seat for the Flint Chair-ity event

Take your seat for the Flint Chair-ity event

If you were a chair, what kind of chair would you be? For many, the question will evoke a memory of Barbara Walters’ trademark primetime interview special with the iconic actress Katharine Hepburn, who described herself as feeling strong, “like a tree” as she aged. Walters, of course, pressed the matter, asking Hepburn “what kind […]

Mobile Food Pantry provides fresh fare and staples throughout September

Mobile Food Pantry provides fresh fare and staples throughout September

Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for September at locations throughout the city. The mobile food pantry stops distribute foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron. Produce expected to be available to families in September includes sweet corn, watermelon, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, […]