International and local artists collaborate to brighten bookstore’s walls, city’s image
Oct31

International and local artists collaborate to brighten bookstore’s walls, city’s image

By Patsy Isenberg and Jan Worth-Nelson A cold, rainy October week didn’t deter a scrum of international mural artists, drawn to Flint by its reputation, by the efforts of a local arts promoter, and by the lure of a series of inviting blank walls at Totem Bookstore, 620 W. Court St. Binho Ribeiro of Brazil;  David “Meggs” Hooke of Australia;  and an artist duo from  Manchester, England — Joy...

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Love and unity will stand against hate, Temple Beth El vigil for Pittsburgh dead affirms
Oct31

Love and unity will stand against hate, Temple Beth El vigil for Pittsburgh dead affirms

By Jan Worth-Nelson Steven Low, executive director of the Flint Jewish Federation, said he expected  75 people  or so for the night’s vigil for the eleven dead in Pittsburgh.  Instead, cars arriving at Temple Beth El  on Calkins Road quickly filled the parking lot, and then filled the parking lot of the Baptist church across the street. Inside, close to 400 people crowded in, with TV cameras pushed  further to the back of the...

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News Brief:  Not too late to join Messiah community chorus for Nov. 18 performance
Oct30

News Brief: Not too late to join Messiah community chorus for Nov. 18 performance

The Grand Blanc Arts Council invites singers of all skill levels to join its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, this year directed by Jeffery Walker, co-director of the Flint Symphony Chorus. The 30-year tradition features selected soloists, a local organist, an instrumental ensemble, audience participation, and a volunteer ad hoc Community Chorus. There is no audition to join the chorus. Simply attend three remaining...

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News Brief: Salvation Army seeking bellringers for Nov. 9-Dec.24
Oct30

News Brief: Salvation Army seeking bellringers for Nov. 9-Dec.24

The Salvation Army of Genesee County is hiring 100 bell ringers for the 2018 Red Kettle Campaign. Apply in person 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at 1475 W. Coldwater Rd. or 211 W. Kearsley St. Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license or state ID, and Social Security card. The work is Nov. 9 to Dec. 24, excluding Sundays and Thanksgiving Day. –EVM...

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News Brief: GC Health Center sets gala Nov. 16,  award to honor hope, help, health, healing
Oct30

News Brief: GC Health Center sets gala Nov. 16, award to honor hope, help, health, healing

Genesee Community Health Center will host its Inaugural Gala Nov. 16 at Holiday Inn Gateway, with Master of Ceremonies Dawn Jones of ABC-12 and featuring music, dancing, food and a cash bar, a silent auction, and community awards. Organizers invite nominations from the community for the “4-Pillar Award,” honoring an individual or company in the Genesee County area bringing hope, help, health and healing. Nominations may be submitted...

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