Over 75 percent of Flint’s American Rescue Plan Act money has not been spent

Flint, MI—Flint officials say they have spent under a quarter of the city’s $94.7 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) budget so far. At a Sept. 22, 2022, community update meeting, Flint’s Chief Financial Officer Robert Widigan shared a pie chart showing that 24 percent of Flint’s ARPA dollars had been obligated or spent, while…

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Flint’s Capitol Theatre to offer free, self-guided tours during Bikes on the Bricks

Flint, MI—The Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint, Mich. will be open for free, self-guided tours during Bikes on the Bricks this weekend. The tours will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, and feature a behind-the-scenes look at the theater, from dressing rooms to historical artwork, according to a press…

Flint Board of Ed. candidates host August campaign events

Flint, MI—For August 2022, five candidates running for Flint Community Schools Board of Education are hosting a series of “Meet and Greet” events in Flint’s nine wards. The slate of candidates is Michael Clack, Emily Doerr, Terae King Jr., Dylan Luna and Melody Relerford. They are among the 15 candidates who will be on the…

Bountiful Love Ministries to host 25th Anniversary Weekend Celebration

Flint, MI – Bountiful Love Ministries is celebrating 25 years of love, praise, and serving the Flint community with an Anniversary Weekend Celebration, on July 16 and 17, 2022 at the church located at 3432 W. Pasadena Ave. As part of the celebration, events will include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, musical, and Sunday service with…

Job fair to be held in Flint on June 21

Flint, MI — A Multi-Employer Job Fair is being hosted by GST MI Works! on Tuesday, June 21st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 711 North Saginaw St., in Flint, Mich. Job seekers that arrive before 1:00 pm will have their resumes reviewed and will have a chance to prepare for on-the-spot interviews. An…

Flint health and fitness center to open to the public again

Flint, MI — Insight Health and Fitness Center, located at 4500 S Saginaw St in Flint MI, will be open once again for public memberships on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The facility has been closed since the initiation of the initial Covid lockdown in March of 2020.  Insight will hold the ribbon-cutting ceremony with the…

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…

Flint organizations are asking people to consider repurposing downtown parking spaces

Flint, MI—A group of local organizations and businesses will be using downtown Flint’s parking spaces for anything but cars this weekend, and they’re asking everyone to join them. What’s Up Downtown, Communities First, Inc., and the Crim Foundation are just some of the names bringing PARK(ing) Day—a worldwide event that asks people to reimagine and…

Races, daredevils and motorcycles: Bikes on the Bricks revs up downtown Flint

Flint, MI—Engines revved throughout downtown Flint, Mich. this month, announcing the arrival of Bikes on the Bricks, an annual gathering of motorcycle-themed shows and events that brought thousands of riders and enthusiasts to the city. Take a look through the events and festivities that took place from Friday, Sept. 9 to Sept. 11, 2022, in…

Cleanup, investigation efforts of Flint River chemical spill remain ongoing

Flint, MI—Nearly three months after the discovery of Lockhart Chemical Company’s spill along the Flint River, the no-contact order issued by the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) remains in place.  Since late June, GCHD’s amended health order has advised people to avoid physical contact, fishing or water sports on the Flint River from Stepping Stone…