News Briefs June 30-July 5:  Get muddy at Bluebell Beach, see Movies Under the Stars
Jun29

News Briefs June 30-July 5: Get muddy at Bluebell Beach, see Movies Under the Stars

By Anne Trelfa Play in the Mud July 2 This Saturday, July 2, is International Mud Day. Genesee County Parks and Recreation invites the public to celebrate at Bluebell Beach by getting muddy. This free event, located at the north end of the park, 5500 Bray Rd., is open to all ages and abilities, 1-3 p.m. Experience the simple pleasure of connecting with the earth, with others and making a mess. According to Amy McMillan, director of...

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“Filtered water” green light draws alarm, reassurance from community partners
Jun23

“Filtered water” green light draws alarm, reassurance from community partners

By Jan Worth-Nelson The announcement issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency that Flint’s water is now safe for all populations and all uses, if filtered — a dramatic shift from the status quo understanding since January — drew responses of surprise, alarm, annoyance and reassurance from about 80 community partners at the Flint Water Recovery group meeting under the dome at City Hall. Up until today, the...

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News Briefs June 19-30:  Music in the Parks series begins,  lead-fighting foods workshops offered
Jun21

News Briefs June 19-30: Music in the Parks series begins, lead-fighting foods workshops offered

By Anne Trelfa Music in the Parks free summer concert series 2016 begins The Music In The Parks Free Summer Concert Series 2016 begins Saturday June 25. First in the series features the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Jubilee Chorale performing at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Village. Lawn seating is available free to all attending and NBC 25 will tape the performance live. The series continues at 7 p.m. July 7 at Mott Park with...

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EPA identifies “significant challenges” to long-term Flint water quality in memo to Snyder, Weaver
Jun16

EPA identifies “significant challenges” to long-term Flint water quality in memo to Snyder, Weaver

By Jan Worth-Nelson Flint faces significant “long-term challenges” that need to be tackled to assure safe drinking water, according to a strongly-worded memo from Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, delivered today to Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver. The letter states the city’s water system is too big for the demand, inadequately staffed, inadequately resourced, in need...

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Donated checks to city “never cashed,” Mayor Weaver’s chief of staff says
Jun16

Donated checks to city “never cashed,” Mayor Weaver’s chief of staff says

By Jan Worth-Nelson Checks made out to the City of Flint as donations after the water crisis broke this year “have never been cashed,”  Steve Branch, Mayor Karen Weaver’s chief of staff, told community partners in the Flint Water Recovery Group at a meeting today at City Hall. “To tell you the truth, they are sitting in the City Attorney’s office,”  Branch stated.  He said the donations amounted to...

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