Stars shine brightly for young Flint filmmakers

Stars shine brightly for young Flint filmmakers

The stars twinkled Thursday evening at the but these weren’t the same old leading men and women in Hollywood. No, the local movie-makers celebrated July 27 were participants in the second annual Flint Youth Film Festival Awards Ceremony, featuring aspiring artists from ages 13 to 25.  The program recognizes short-film directors, honoring their work in […]

True Champions: Affordable housing champions deserve our applause

True Champions: Affordable housing champions deserve our applause

Applauding advocates of affordable housing Champions are more than competitors we celebrate after sports victories. They are everyday people, our friends and neighbors, who devote themselves to causes that benefit us all. One of those champions in the realm of affordable housing and community development is James L. Logue III, CEO of Develop Michigan and […]

The Diplomat Difference: Hometown company makes the community a priority

The Diplomat Difference: Hometown company makes the community a priority

“Manager of corporate social responsibility” seems more like a foundation official’s title than a medical supplier employee’s position. But, at Diplomat, philanthropic and neighborhood investment are part of a broader mission beyond filling prescriptions. As Diplomat’s manager of corporate social responsibility, Adrian Walker and his colleagues regard community wellness as a mandate, and they take […]

Christopher Paul Curtis and other authors with ties to Flint come home to woo us with words

Christopher Paul Curtis and other authors with ties to Flint come home to woo us with words

His writing is a reflection of us. That’s how Flint native and celebrated author Christopher Paul Curtis describes his personal style. “My effort, and the efforts of many other writers of fiction for young people, is, to paraphrase Jacqueline Woodson and Rudine Sims Bishop, to simply hold a mirror so that I can reflect the […]

Moo U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

Moo U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

There’s more to farm life than meets the eye. What appear, to some, as long days that amble along at a leisurely pace are often bustling, up-at-sunrise routines that help create nutritional products that get shipped to local supermarkets and, ultimately, land on breakfast and dinner tables around America. Children who live in urban communities […]

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

For some Michigan youth summer is the hungriest time of year. While the season ushers in cookouts and picnics, a daily challenge for low-income households is stretching the meal budget to feed youth who’d normally enjoy one or more meals at school. With the annual closing of student lunchrooms comes the annual opening of Meet […]

Vacation for a just a buck on July 15

Vacation for a just a buck on July 15

It’s easy to overlook the great destinations that are closest to home. You know, the places you recommend to out-of-town visitors and extended family, but haven’t been to in years. Now is the ideal time to take another at what you might be missing, according to organizers of the be a “Tourist in Your Home Town” taking place on […]

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