Flint soccer franchise salutes city’s history with new name and look

Flint soccer franchise salutes city’s history with new name and look

The former Michigan Bucks, regarded as the most successful franchise in the former Premier Development League’s history, will compete as the Flint City Bucks this year. A name-change announcement for the soccer club that will call downtown Flint’s Atwood Stadium their home field was held at Ferris Wheel Jan. 30. More than 1,000 online entries […]

City of Flint wins Gateways for Growth award to support more immigration

City of Flint wins Gateways for Growth award to support more immigration

Flint is one of 13 locations across the nation being recognized as a community that welcomes immigrants and embraces diversity. The New American Economy and Welcoming America this week announced that the city has received the Gateways for Growth award as part of a competitive program to win technical assistance, supportive research and grants to […]

New boutique will add glam to downtown in spring expansion

New boutique will add glam to downtown in spring expansion

It took years of work and dedication by the owner of Glam Box Boutique to fulfill her latest goal: The shop will soon open to the hustle and bustle of downtown Flint. The opportunity is not something Deria Brown takes lightly. She knows customer satisfaction and research are essential to her success, and she has […]

Superhero helps kids learn healthy habits

Superhero helps kids learn healthy habits

Superheroes don’t always fly, but they can still do a lot when it comes to helping others. In the case of Regie, the broccoli-shaped crusader for nutrition, a special mission is to encourage young children to eat healthier so they can feel healthier. Through an ongoing program of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s Flint […]

Storefronts move into former drugstore site as part of $1.4 million downtown effort

Storefronts move into former drugstore site as part of $1.4 million downtown effort

A $1.4 million building development is expected to generate new retail activity downtown. The former Perry drugstore site at South Saginaw and Second streets will house four new businesses, following renovations to the 9,000-square-foot structure, due for completion in March. Additional shops, totaling six and generating about 15 full-time jobs, are part of the vision […]

Flint native boxer works toward achieving his Olympic dream in 2020

Flint native boxer works toward achieving his Olympic dream in 2020

Physical competition is a part of DeAndre Savage’s DNA. Like both his siblings, the super-heavyweight boxer is driven by athletics, his eyes currently fixed on a vision of himself wearing an Olympic medal at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Though Savage spends the majority of his time living and training in Las Vegas, he says […]

Wale kicks of nationwide musical series in Flint Feb. 2

Wale kicks of nationwide musical series in Flint Feb. 2

His name’s Wale and he “came to get it.” Chart-topping, go-go-inspired artist Wale, whose collaborations with the likes of Lady Gaga and Miguel have propelled him to popularity during 10 years on the music scene, is scheduled to take the stage in Flint. The live concert, set for 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Capitol […]