Review:  Hot Friday the 13th downtown ARTWALK a feast of stellar art and music
Jul15

Review: Hot Friday the 13th downtown ARTWALK a feast of stellar art and music

By Patsy Isenberg A lot of people came to downtown Flint on Friday the 13th for ARTWALK,  which takes place the second Friday of every month. ARTWALK is sponsored by The Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) and includes many galleries, bars and restaurants along and near Saginaw Street. It was hot that night. But at least it wasn’t raining or windy. It was actually a perfect night for the event and it did not disappoint the festival...

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Forum draws six of eight 7th Circuit Court judicial candidates
Jul14

Forum draws six of eight 7th Circuit Court judicial candidates

By Paul Rozycki Judicial elections are typically rather quiet, predictable affairs, with few challengers and frequent incumbent victories. This year’s judicial election for the Genesee County 7th Circuit Court has generated more candidates than usual.  In response, the League of Women Voters and the Genesee County Bar Association sponsored a forum for the judicial candidates July 11 at the Genesee County Administration Building.  The...

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FCC execs offer further detail on arts millage:  as donor base shrinks, how to assure a “feel good” place
Jul14

FCC execs offer further detail on arts millage: as donor base shrinks, how to assure a “feel good” place

By Jan Worth-Nelson NOTE:  We’ve moved this to the top as a reminder:  Citizens for A Better Genesee County, the volunteer group which proposed and is promoting the proposal, has scheduled town halls for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at the New McCree Theater, 2040 W. Carpenter Rd.;  and 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at the Whiting Auditorium, 1241 E. Kearsley St. In the lead-up to two upcoming informational town halls and an Aug. 7 vote...

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City Council approves brownfield abatement plan for site of proposed downtown hotel
Jul12

City Council approves brownfield abatement plan for site of proposed downtown hotel

By Meghan Christian Flint City Council (FCC) approved a brownfield abatement plan as part of a proposed downtown hotel development project along with three job descriptions and qualifications at their meeting July 9. They also unanimously approved a plan for repaving Court Street from Crapo Street to Center Road. Fourth Ward Councilwoman Kate Fields was absent from the meeting. First proposed at the Sept. 20, 2017 FCC meeting, the...

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As two big endorsements back county-wide arts millage for Aug. 7 vote, advocates address citizen concerns
Jul11

As two big endorsements back county-wide arts millage for Aug. 7 vote, advocates address citizen concerns

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce  (FGCC) and the Board of Education of the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) both endorsed the proposed Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment millage proposal up for a county-wide vote Aug. 7 in statements issued this week. The .96 mill, 10-year proposal, estimated to yield about $8.7 million per year for the Flint Cultural Center organizations,...

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