Flint to increase usage of secondary water pipeline next week

Flint, MI–  The city is scheduled to begin the next incremental increase of water use from the secondary water pipeline next Tuesday, Oct. 26. In August, Flint began using 5% of water from the secondary pipeline, which is connected to the Genesee County Drain Commission delivery system, and 95% of water from the primary pipeline,…

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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…

Here’s how Flint voted to spend a $1 million grant to help the city

Flint, MI—The Mott Foundation announced the results of a recent survey of residents on how they would like to see $1 million spent to improve Flint’s neighborhoods. More than 800 people voted over a period of two weeks. After votes associated with ZIP codes outside the city of Flint were removed, votes from 640 residents…

Movies Under the Stars Drive-In Edition will premiere this Friday

Flint, MI–  Movies Under the Stars Drive-In Edition will premiere on Friday, August 21 at The Whiting Auditorium Parking Lot located 1241 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503. Communities First, Inc. has hosted the popular summer outdoor film series for the past six years.  This year, in light of COVID-19 we will offer a modified…

Here’s a list of Flint drop-in COVID vaccine clinics through Oct. 21

Flint, MI— The Genesee County Health Department is offering several no-appointment COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Flint, Mich. as an ongoing effort to get more people vaccinated.  For all clinics, there are no out-of-pocket costs, deductibles, or co-payments. Insurance is not required to get a vaccination. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal…

Flint native opens Genesee County’s only licensed bartending school

Burton, MI—Genesee County now has its only licensed bartending school thanks to Flint native Sheena Harrison. Harrison opened the school Oct. 14 after building her business, Drinks of Essence, since 2015. “Originally, the company started as mobile bartending and infused fruit,” said Harrison. “But over time it grew.”  Harrison said that after people saw her…

Flint photos: city’s fall color change is underway

Flint, MI – Autumn has arrived in Flint. The air is becoming cooler, the sun is setting earlier, and the leaves on the trees are starting to transform from a lush green to a palette of oranges, yellows, and reds, the fallen ones crunching under your shoes as you walk through them. For 21 years…