Arts & Lifestyles

Goodrich woman returning to American Idol February 16



GOODRICH — A Goodrich woman is getting a second chance to wow the judges on the reality show singing competition “American Idol.” Genavieve Linkowski, 21, announced in a YouTube video last week that the show contacted her to audition for the new season that begins airing Feb. 16 on ABC. “I have once again auditioned for ‘American Idol,’ ” Linkowski […]

Community Foundation awards $300,167 in grants to support the 2020 Census count

FLINT — In 2020, there is nothing more important that ensuring a complete count of all residents in Flint and Genesee County. A complete count means adequate congressional representation and the right flow of federal resources to meet the needs of our county’s most vulnerable residents. Being counted helps communities create jobs, provide housing, fund K-12 education, prepare for emergencies […]

In brief

Depression/bipolar disorder support group FLINT/GRAND BLANC — Support group meetings held weekly via an independent affiliate of The Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance of Chicago. Second and fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at 3600 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, MI 48507 (Dort Mall far right to the back). Details call Chris at 616-745-2672 (between 6-8 p.m.) or visit […]

Sloan among other state projects to receive state funding

LANSING — Projects which will support growth and economic opportunity in three communities around Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today. In total, the projects are expected to generate a total investment of $30.6 million and create 16 jobs in Michigan. Flint Cultural Center Corporation plans to renovate and expand […]

2020 Voice of the River Annual Celebration is January 30

FLINT — The Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC) is gearing up for its 2020 Voice of the River Annual Celebration, celebrating a “20/20 Vision” for the Flint River and its watershed. The FRWC invites the public to join it Jan. 30 at GM’s Factory One to celebrate the wonderful features of the Flint River. FRWC members are excited to share […]

Flint Children’s Museum receives $30,000 grant

FLINT — The Flint Children’s Museum recently received a $30,000 grant award from the Ruth Mott Foundation with grant funds dedicated toward the Playing and Learning Together Program for north Flint families. The Playing and Learning Together Program occurs every Tuesday from March 3 to Dec. 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a meal, museum play time, and a free membership […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Dinner

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The 41st Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be Jan. 16 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center, 805 Health Park Blvd. Centered on the theme “Rise to the Challenge . . . if not now, when? ” this year’s keynote address will be given by Janice Ferebee, MSW, a Docent […]

In brief

Depression/bipolar disorder support group FLINT/GRAND BLANC — Support group meetings held weekly via an independent affiliate of The Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance of Chicago. Second and fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at 3600 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, MI 48507 (Dort Mall far right to the back). Details call Chris at 616-745-2672 (between 6-8 p.m.) or visit […]

Sloan Museum receives grant from the Margaret Dunning Foundation

$250,000 to support re-imagined Carriage to Car exhibits

FLINT — Sloan Museum has received a grant of $250,000 from the Margaret Dunning Foundation to support re-imagined Carriage to Car exhibits in the new Sloan Museum of Discovery, opening in late 2021. As Sloan Museum renovates and expands, every aspect of its 25-year-old static history exhibits will be re-imagined in an interactive and immersive style. While the story of […]

Girls on the Run is looking to expand

GENESEE COUNTY — Girls on the Run of Mid-Michigan is currently looking for new sites to host programming. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that teaches key life skills to girls in 3rd through 8th grade through dynamic discussions and fun games that creatively integrate running. Girls on the Run of Mid-Michigan is currently […]


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