Plenty of Pride: City’s 9th Annual Flint Pride Fest opens Saturday

Plenty of Pride: City’s 9th Annual Flint Pride Fest opens Saturday

Flint’s getting ready to show its city pride with the opening of the 9th annual Flint Pride festival. The spirited event kicks off Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. in Riverbank park in downtown Flint. It’s a homecoming of sorts, as well as a celebration of diversity, acceptance, love and family, according to organizers. Hosted […]

Today’s Project Community Connect will help the homeless among us

Today’s Project Community Connect will help the homeless among us

We see them — and don’t. There are lots in Michigan, where the number of homeless tops 8,300. Flint and Genesee County has hundreds of homeless and at-risk individuals,  according to according to Angela Beaugard, Metro Community Development’s Vice President of Development and local advocate. Today, Beaugard, whose employer is the lead agency of a larger group of community […]

Governor Whitmer recognizes Juneteenth Day

Governor Whitmer recognizes Juneteenth Day

Amidst the many celebrations going on throughout the state, comes a proclamation from Governor Gretchen Whitmer declaring June 19th as Juneteenth Celebration Day in Michigan. Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when slavery was abolished in the United States. “Juneteenth is an important day throughout our nation and Michigan is proud to take part in recognizing the bravery […]

XLerateHealth launches healthcare accelerator in Flint, seeks to innovate from within

XLerateHealth launches healthcare accelerator in Flint, seeks to innovate from within

Improving the lives of others takes commitment and time, but XLerateHealth (XLH) believes that with the right use of technology and an eye toward positive change, a faster outcome might be achieved. XLH, a Louisville-based healthcare technology “accelerator,” recently announced the opening of XLH’s new location in the Ferris Wheel Building in Flint. XLH Flint […]

‘Recasting’ the seminar: Community Training Sessions’ provides education for aspiring – and current – entrepreneurs

‘Recasting’ the seminar: Community Training Sessions’ provides education for aspiring – and current – entrepreneurs

The seminar model is a familiar one: Signup. Attend the event. Go home with some valuable info. But what if a seminar on topics you really cared about were expanded over the course of three months with two options per week? That’s the premise behind Flint ReCAST’s “Community Training Sessions,” which will run from June 25 to August […]

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

There’s a link between jewelry and storytelling, just ask Flint Trading Co. founder and artist Walter Robert McAdow, who alongside his wife, Meghan, are celebrating a year of art in the Flint community. But it’s not your typical art gallery or space – think of it as a repository of story, where life interprets art. […]