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 […]

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, […]

The Big Six: After-school routines that really work

The Big Six: After-school routines that really work

A new school year means a new routine. From after-class snacks to homework and electronics, setting guidelines and scheduling will help your children form habits that keep the household running smoothly. Here are six tips for successful after-school strategies. Set a schedule – Talk with children about a regular timeline from when they get home […]

Satisfying swaps

Satisfying swaps

Moving toward healthier snacks and meals isn’t as hard as you might think. Simple substitutes, add-ons and serving tricks can make some of your family’s favorite foods better for their bodies. Here are a few guidelines to get you on the road to success: Delightful dips – Fresh vegetables can be more enjoyable to a […]

Re-setting for school can have great results

Re-setting for school can have great results

The new school year can be a great time to re-focus on health and home habits. The long summer days suddenly end with the sound of the morning class bell. But making the adjustment with your student doesn’t have to feel like a deep sea dive, says Justin K. Lewis, interim SNAP Ed program manager […]

Students pick up the pace on Walk to School Day on Oct. 2

Students pick up the pace on Walk to School Day on Oct. 2

Feet will hit the street again for the Walk to School Program in Flint, Genesee County and dozens of other Michigan cities Oct. 2. One of the state’s largest annual back-to-school events, the activity is organized by the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) and the Safe Routes to School program. Events range from full-blown parades to […]

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 […]

Flint is recognized as one of Michigan’s most affordable cities to live for renters

Flint is recognized as one of Michigan’s most affordable cities to live for renters

Soaring national rental rates appear to have peaked, according to a recently released report from RENTCafé, a nationwide apartment search website operated by Yardi. Among its findings: Nationally, apartment rents began to lose steam as the peak rental season nears its end. The average rent inched up another $3 in July, reaching $1,469 per month – the slowest month-over-month […]

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