City of Flint receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

City of Flint receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Flint by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial […]

From Boots to Business: VetBizCentral’s support of entrepreneurial veterans translates to success stories

From Boots to Business: VetBizCentral’s support of entrepreneurial veterans translates to success stories

Allan Griggs wants to see more veteran-owned businesses in Flint. Because, there are two things he knows firsthand: People who have served in the military know how to serve their communities and their military training makes them good company leaders. The 74-year-old Flint resident served in the United States Army from 1967-1969 and runs Knob […]

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 […]