Mobile pantry stops continue

Mobile pantry stops continue

Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for March at locations throughout Flint. Residents can access foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron including oranges, apples and potatoes, as well as milk, according to backers including the Food Bank of Eastern […]

Tons of fun this March

Tons of fun this March

Spring. The mere sound of it makes you think of sunshine and the first flowers of the season. With the long winter days nearly behind us and warmer days ahead, it’s the perfect time to take one last pass at snowshoeing and other winter fun. As the weather shifts, there are plenty of transitional activities […]

Lansing-based company expected to bring 200 jobs to Linden Road

Lansing-based company expected to bring 200 jobs to Linden Road

About new 200 jobs are expected to be filled in Genesee County with the arrival of Lansing-based Peckam, Inc., according to its CEO Mitchell Tomlinson. The nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization and human services agency is expected to occupy 38,000 square feet of space at the former Furniture Row, 3080 South Linden Road, according to company […]

Nailed It

Nailed It

She was not a natural. Having never held a hammer, operated a table saw or owned a tape measure, Flint native, returning citizen and construction novice Tiffany never envisioned a career in the skilled trades, let alone the prospect of happily navigating multiple job opportunities.

Indoor fun helps kids get the wiggles out

Indoor fun helps kids get the wiggles out

Kids’ energy levels vary. Some are in constant movement and others might have shorter, more intense bursts of activity, but all children have a need to burn off energy every day. There are new national physical activity guidelines  from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion that recommend that children are active are active for at least […]

Simple guidelines for choosing the best bean

Simple guidelines for choosing the best bean

They’re known to be affordable, enjoyable meal staples. But choosing quality beans can vary according to type, texture, nutritional value and personal preference. Use these guidelines to bet on the best bean: Dry beans are in season all year long and can be found in many colors, sizes, and varieties. They can also be found […]

Healthy food doesn’t have to break the bank

Healthy food doesn’t have to break the bank

Like anyone else, when it comes to stocking the kitchen you probably want the best for your family. But top brands and higher grades of food products at the local market aren’t always sold at discount prices. If you’re the average shopper, you’ve also got some basic questions – like “What makes one item a […]

Souping things up can help get children more interested in cooking

Souping things up can help get children more interested in cooking

“Soup’s on!” is an old saying that’s often used at meal time. But, in many families, children don’t show interest in the how the soup – or any other dish – gets from the kitchen to the dinner plate. That’s why school systems, like Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD), provide nutrition education in classrooms. When […]

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