2018-04-19

Life lessons aren’t easy



When I was 5 years old, my dad taught me how to ride a 2-wheeler. He made me cry. He took the training wheels off my bike and said, “If you feel like you’re going to fall, just turn the wheel that way.” Then he went back into the garage to tend to one of the 8,000 or so projects […]

County board votes to put arts millage on August ballot

Tax expected to generate $8.7 million annually if approved

GENESEE COUNTY – County residents will be asked to approve a .96 mill proposal in the Aug. 7 primary to raise $8.7 million annually for the Flint Cultural Center and the arts throughout Genesee County. The Genesee County Board of Commissioners voted April 23 to place the tax proposal on the August ballot after the group Citizens for a Better […]

HELP Centers to reopen next week



FLINT – The HELP Centers have been a trusted resource for Flint residents over the past year and a half. The project began in response to the Flint water crisis to help residents with food, water, mental and physical health services all at one location. The model has proven to be a great resource to residents and is shifting to […]

2018-04-19 E-Edition

Diplomat turns atrium into art gallery



FLINT – From April 24-26, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy’s 11,000-square-foot atrium will be temporarily transformed into an art gallery celebrating the students in YouthQuest’s afterschool program. The three-day ArtQuest exhibition will be open to the public and centers around the theme of “Art in Motion.” Visitors will find that the more than 1,500 pieces on display either depict motion or were […]

In brief



U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announces 2018 State Veteran Home Construction Grants LANSING — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs authorized funding from the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program to build two new veterans homes in Grand Rapids and southeast Michigan. The grant award letter received on April 13 authorized Michigan to spend up to $123 million on […]

Organ donation run gearing up in Flushing



FLUSHING — The Donation Nation race at Flushing County Park will take place April 28. This race, which benefits organ donation awareness, takes place at Flushing Park’s one mile loop. Participants will compete to see how many times they can run the loop in the 60 minute time limit. Participants are urged to create a team and have a different […]

Activist and actress Jenifer Lewis is 2018 Ballenger Eminent Person at MCC



FLINT — One of Hollywood’s most familiar faces, activist, comedienne, singer and award-winning actress Jenifer Lewis will speak about her career, her activism and her new memoir “The Mother of Black Hollywood” as part of the Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series of Mott Community College (MCC) on May 11. The presentation will be at 7 p.m. at The Whiting in […]

In brief



CAMS robotics team headed for World Competition FLINT TWP. — MO’ Peeps, the Carman- Ainsworth Middle School VEX Robotics Team, is attending the VEX World Competition April 25-28 in Louisville, KY. For the second year in a row, the team is the Middle School State Champions in VEX Robotics and two of only six teams from Michigan eligible to attend […]

Wildebeest Run update



An article last week regarding the Donation Nation Race should have said the Wildebeest Run is still a local non-profit and organizers plan to return with their race. Donation Nation is only taking the race’s time slot. The Wildebeest began as a benefit for Flushing Schools in the memory of Greg Flint, in March 2011. Flint died of an unexpected […]


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