Flint City Council November update:  discord continues, Herb Winfrey re-elected president
Nov27

Flint City Council November update: discord continues, Herb Winfrey re-elected president

By Meghan Christian  Tensions remained high at the Flint City Council (FCC) throughout November, a month highlighted by disagreements and accusations of racism and sexism from Fourth Ward Councilperson Kate Fields and Ninth Ward Councilperson Eva Worthing directed against First Ward Councilperson Eric Mays.  The tensions first came to a head when Fields and Worthing held a press conference the day after an investigative finanical...

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Buckham Gallery’s move from its upstairs era marks steps forward for an arts survivor
Nov27

Buckham Gallery’s move from its upstairs era marks steps forward for an arts survivor

By Jeffery L. Carey Jr. As this year comes to an end and the world prepares for new beginnings, so does Flint’s Buckham Gallery, the state’s longest-running, artist-led, nonprofit gallery. It’s Flint’s version of “a big city gallery,” Buckham’s director, Lynn Penning, says–a downtown arts survivor “independent in its thinking with a unique point of view.” For over 34 years the gallery, up two dozen steep steps at 134 West Second...

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Village Life:  Of elusive joy, lamentations and “wanton love”
Nov26

Village Life: Of elusive joy, lamentations and “wanton love”

By Jan Worth-Nelson   Sometimes you have to fight for joy. At a recent East Village Magazine party at my house, wine flowed and four kinds of pasta from Flour and Eggs, comfort food extraordinaire, disappeared in thick hunks from trays on the big table, two extra leaves put in for the occasion.  I’d put up some colored lights and we toasted to neighborliness and the power of words.  It was a happy night. But as we jovially...

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News Brief: Help Habitat for Humanity on “Giving Tuesday” Tool Drive
Nov25

News Brief: Help Habitat for Humanity on “Giving Tuesday” Tool Drive

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity seeks public support on “Giving Tuesday.” The cash donation goal is $5,000 to build wheelchair ramps for two local families. Donations of tools are also sought in the “Giving Tools-day” Tool Drive, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Our Risen Lord Lutheran Church, ​4040 Lapeer Rd, Burton. Bring a tool to donate and enjoy free pizza and pop. –EVM...

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Leadership changes announced at C.S. Mott, Ruth Mott Foundations
Nov24

Leadership changes announced at C.S. Mott, Ruth Mott Foundations

By Jan Worth-Nelson William S. White has retired from his post as chief executive officer of the C.S. Mott Foundation, and Raquel Thueme has been appointed to succeed Handy L. Lindsey as president of the Ruth Mott Foundation, according to recent announcements from two of the city’s most influential benefactors. Both foundations are outgrowths of shared family ties deeply rooted in Flint and legacies of the automotive industry in...

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