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Here’s a list of drop-in COVID vaccine clinics scheduled in Flint through Sept. 30

Flint, MI— The Genesee County Health Department is offering several no-appointment COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Flint as an ongoing effort to get more shots into arms.  Appointments are not needed. For all clinics, there are no out-of-pocket costs, deductibles, or co-payments. Insurance is not required to get the shot. All minors must be accompanied by […]

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Flint Board of Ed ‘hopes to demo’ vacant high schools, lists other buildings for sale

Flint, MI— The Flint Community Schools Board of Education “hopes to demo” some vacant high schools, Board President Carol McIntosh wrote in a recent email, while nine other former elementary schools have been listed for sale on the district’s website. The board may decide to demolish Central High School-Whittier Classical Academy, McIntosh wrote in an […]

Flint to resume water shutoffs at commercial properties this week

Flint, MI — The City of Flint plans to begin water shutoffs at commercial properties this week, according to a Sept. 22 press release. The press release noted the connection shutoff at commercial properties was meant to collect on “extreme delinquent accounts” after the city sent demand letters in June to 130 commercial properties with […]

Flint Placemaking Week announces free public events

Flint, MI — National Placemaking Week begins Sept. 21 in Flint, and organizers have scheduled multiple hands-on events for residents who want to get involved free of charge. “People are naturally placemakers,” said Madeleine Spencer with the PlacemakingUS leadership team. “They have been since the beginning of time.” Spencer said anyone who walks around their […]

Children’s art and business organization finds new home in Flint

Flint, MI—Fiona Mamai is a go-getter. When contractors didn’t come back to finish the floor in her new north Flint home, she did it herself; when reporters showed up for a morning interview, she had fresh muffins and ginger tea ready; and when the pandemic hit, she moved her family from Waltham, Massachusetts to Flint, […]

Flint Photos: The Superhero 5k and 1k Fun Run returns for the 9th year

Flint, MI —Superheroes were scattered throughout downtown Flint Sept. 18 for the Voices for Children Advocacy Center’s 9th annual Superhero 5k and 1k Fun Run. The center serves more than 1,200 families in Genesee and Shiawassee county providing forensic interviews, therapy and counseling, support groups, victim advocacy, safe sleep education, other prevention, and community education, […]

New event aims to create fun, safe space for Flint’s LGBTQ community

Flint, MI—A new downtown event could turn into a tradition for Flint’s LGBTQ community.  ‘Wednesgay’ has been happening every other week at Flint City Hard Cider since August. A dance party with a new theme every week, Wednesgay has brought in more than 100 participants during its first three events, something its creator Roby Lee […]

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Watch Flint artists and makers demonstrate their crafts at Factory Two event

Flint, MI—Learn about guitar making, how to create onstage illusions, and the art of stained glass at Factory Two’s Night at the Makerspace event July 20.  The community makerspace is set to host ten artists who will show off various crafting techniques. Tours of Factory Two will also be available to attendees.  Josh Ellingson, an […]

Community Fun Day at Hasselbring Park June 5

Flint, MI– The Friends of Hasselbring Park are hosting a Community Fun Day June 5. From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can come out to Hasselbring Park for free food, music, and fun. The event is sponsored by the Hamilton Community Health Network Illuminating Community Chance Safety Project, the Neighborhood Engagement Hub, the Community […]

PorchFest and First Fridays return to Flint, bringing summer music and art

Flint, MI—The city’s second annual PorchFest and First Fridays will kick off June 4, ushering in the summer months by celebrating Flint businesses and artists. Hosted by What’s Up Downtown, PorchFest is a series of live performances featuring local musicians, from the porches of different homes in the city. It was first introduced in a […]

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Mott Foundation grants nearly $200k to support Flint neighborhood projects

Flint, Mich. — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted a total of $192,007 to the Neighborhood Engagement Hub (NEH) to coordinate neighborhood cleanups and hire young people to assist with the work.  Mott announced in August that it would fully fund seven neighborhood projects and partially fund an eighth project — for a total […]

EPA to provide Flint update in virtual press conference Dec. 7

Flint, MI — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede will be joined by Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley and other local officials at a virtual press conference on Monday to provide an update about the city’s drinking water system. Details When: 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Dec. 7  Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86365117936; or call-in: […]

City of Flint launches major push to Be Counted as Census deadline approaches

FLINT, Mich. — With just 20 days remaining to complete the 2020 Census, the City of Flint is coordinating a major push to encourage residents to BE COUNTED. A full count of Flint residents equates to approximately $3 billion in funding for Flint-area programs and services. That’s $300 million each of the next 10 years […]

United Way receives grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for conversations on race, racism, and change

Flint, MI — The Community Foundation of Greater Flint awarded $8,000 to the United Way of Genesee County, on behalf of Community Roots, for the Courageous Conversations on Race, Racism, and Radical Change project. The grant will allow Community Roots to facilitate four community conversations that aim to engage residents of Flint and Genesee County […]

Flint Water Crisis

Flint water settlement claim forms to be translated into Spanish, Arabic

Flint, MI– A recent court order will ensure claims forms and other materials for the Flint water lawsuit settlement will be translated into Spanish and Arabic before the submission process begins. The $641.25 million settlement (although that amount may decrease if McLaren Hospital walks away) was announced in August of last year. The settlement would […]

After Flint City Council vote, McLaren may walk away from water settlement

Flint, MI—McLaren Hospital’s contribution to the Flint water crisis settlement may go from $20 million to nothing. The Flint City Council Sept. 13 did not approve a resolution that would allow McLaren Hospital to reduce their contributions to the water lawsuit settlement.  Without council’s approval to stay in the settlement for less money, McLaren may […]

McLaren Hospital may reduce their water settlement contributions by $15 million 

Flint, MI– McLaren Hospital may be significantly reducing their contributions to the Flint water lawsuit settlement, or walking away entirely.  To the dismay of some members on the Flint City Council, the decision has been put on them.  The $641.25 million settlement, announced in August of last year, would resolve all litigation related to the […]

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