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Here’s the schedule for Flint mobile food pantries in December

Flint, MI—Mobile food pantries offering nutritious food will be available throughout December 2022 the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced. Since 2016, MDHHS has partnered with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to provide mobile food pantries in Flint, Mich. This month, the pantries’ produce includes apples, oranges, carrots, hard squash, potatoes…

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Genesee Health System to host open house for new children’s center in Flint

Flint, MI—Genesee Health System (GHS) and the Greater Flint Mental Health Facilities are set to host a community open house for the new state-of-the-art facility at 1402 S. Saginaw St. The Center for Children’s Integrated Services opened earlier this month, and brings comprehensive care for Flint and Genesee County children to a single location. The…

Flint’s holiday spirit shines during winter wonderland event downtown

Flint, MI—The sound of hooves clopping and bells jingling could be heard on the bricks of Saginaw Street Saturday evening, marking the start of Flint’s winter wonderland-themed Small Business Saturday. To kick off the holiday season a group of organizations led by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Metro Community Development and the City of Flint…

Flint’s compost collection set to end for the year

Flint, MI — According to a City of Flint press release, compost collection will end Dec. 2, 2022 and begin again in April 2023. As a reminder, the release noted, residents are required to rake and bag their leaves in paper yard waste for curbside collection on weekly trash days. While the city will collect…

Application process for $18 million of Flint’s ARPA funding still unclear

Flint, MI– Over $18 million of the City of Flint’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding was set aside for community grants in the city’s allocation plan a month ago. However, the city has yet to provide its process for handing those dollars over to the local organizations it promised them to. Flint City Council…

Flint Roller Derby returns with vengeance after 3-year break

Flint, MI—It was early on in the first half of Flint Roller Derby’s game against the Downriver Dolls last Sunday when Ash Tray, one of Flint’s top scorers, snapped the front two wheels off of one of her skates.  Determined to compete during Flint’s first game back after a three-year break, Ash Tray threw on…

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Summer’s second PorchFest comes to Flint’s north side

Flint, MI—Flint Residents Organizing for the Good (F.R.O.G.) will be hosting the summer’s second PorchFest event on the city’s north side this weekend. The neighborhood celebration will be held Saturday, August 13 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Caniff Street, near Fleming Park, from Warrington Street to Wiser Street. “We’re looking for another fun…

Really Cool Comic Con draws cosplayers, celebrities, fans to Flint

Flint, MI — Anime heroes, or at least fans dressed as them, rubbed elbows with Marvel villains and video game characters alike at Really Cool Comic Con in the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich. over the weekend on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Along with vendors selling everything from Lego minifigures to imported Japanese toys,…

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Veteran-owned Flint cannabis company to give away 1,000 turkeys

Flint, MI—A local cannabis company is bringing Thanksgiving cheer—and 1,000turkeys—to people in the Flint area for the second year in a row.Veteran-owned Light’N Up Cannabis Company will be gifting hundreds of birds this Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or while supplies last. The store is located at 4184 Pier North…

Flint’s Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village to host turkey giveaway

Flint, MI—On Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV) will host its annual “Holiday Turkey Giveaway” for the Flint and Genesee County Community.The event, being held in partnership with Islamic Relief USA, is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 17. in the parking lot behind SBEV. According to the youth center’s…

African American Film series returns to Flint

Flint, MI — Communities First, Inc. (CFI) is excited to announce the Eighth Annual African American Film Series in partnership with the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA).  As always, the films selected are designed to highlight the works of African American creatives as well as inspire, inform, empower and entertain the participants. This year marks the organization’s eighth time…

Flint Institute of Arts’ arts & fine craft fair to return this weekend

Flint, MI—The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) and the Founder’s Society, an FIA fundraising organization, will host the First Frost Arts & Fine Crafts Fair this weekend. The fair will take place Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Flint Cultural Center Academy, located at 1200 Robert T. Longway Blvd. in Flint, Mich. This…

Flint MTA to provide free local fixed route, Your Ride fares on election day

Flint, MI—On Election Day, Nov. 8, 2022, the Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) will provide free fare on all local fixed route and Your Ride services, according to a Nov. 2 press release. “The Mass Transportation Authority is committed to providing transportation in our community that meets and exceeds expectations,” read the release. “We look…

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Funding secured, Flint extends deadline for water service line replacements

Flint, MI–Given a recent funding extension from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Flint residents can continue to request free replacements of their lead water service lines. The city originally agreed to have the water service line replacement project completed by the end of 2019 per a settlement agreement between Concerned Pastors for Local Action,…

Officials say Flint Schools’ water stations continue to provide safe drinking water

Flint, MI—Testing shows that Flint Community Schools’ lead-filtering hydration stations are functioning well, offering students and staff clean drinking water, officials say.  Dr. Laura Sullivan, a mechanical engineering professor at Kettering University who led the filter installation project, assured the community that water from the district’s hydration stations is safe to drink during a Flint…

Psychological traumas persist years after the start of the Flint water crisis, study finds

Flint, MI—Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remain highly prevalent in the Flint community long after the beginning of the water crisis, research shows. A recently published study collected data from August 2019 through April 2020 and surveyed nearly 2,000 adults living in Flint during the water crisis. Its results show that more than one…

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