Brush up your memories: StoryCorps coming back to Flint
Jun18

Brush up your memories: StoryCorps coming back to Flint

  By Jan Worth-Nelson “Listen.  Honor.  Share.” Those are the basic tenets of grassroots story telling built into StoryCorps,  the nationally-known project coming back to Flint for a month beginning Aug. 6. “Listening is an act of love and generosity,”  the StoryCorps brochure continues–and organizers from Michigan Radio and the Flint Institute of Arts, co-hosts of the visit, hope there will lots of...

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Review:  June Art Walk offered many pleasures for Saginaw Street strollers
Jun17

Review: June Art Walk offered many pleasures for Saginaw Street strollers

  By Patsy Isenberg It was  a perfect late spring day for the June Art Walk, and hundreds of visitors took advantage of the weather, walking up and down Saginaw Street in downtown Flint. It was not raining for one thing and the temperature was in the mid-70s. It was a little breezy, causing outdoor vendors to weight down the paper on their tables or in the case of Jeff and Darlene Carey who were selling and signing Jeff’s books,...

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All four mayoral candidates will stay on ballot, Judge Farah rules
Jun17

All four mayoral candidates will stay on ballot, Judge Farah rules

By Paul Rozycki After more than a week of speculation about who should be on the ballot for Flint’s mayoral primary, Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Farah ruled on Monday June 17 that all four of the candidates, initially approved by the Flint City Clerk Inez Brown, could appear on the August ballot. Speaking to a packed court room, Farah ruled that in spite of problems with their affidavits, Greg Eason, State Rep. Sheldon...

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Sloan Museum breaks ground for $26 million expansion, aims to foster kids’ love of learning, resilience
Jun14

Sloan Museum breaks ground for $26 million expansion, aims to foster kids’ love of learning, resilience

By Jan Worth-Nelson With calls from many dignitaries to champion science and history and ignite a passion for learning among Flint kids, ground was broken this week for a $26 million renovation and expansion of the Sloan Museum on the Flint Cultural Center Campus, 1221 E. Kearsley St. Renamed the Sloan Museum of Discovery, the facility will include a new early childhood gallery, a 10,000-square-foot hands-on science “Discovery...

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Central Park celebrates new mural on East Village Magazine building
Jun12

Central Park celebrates new mural on East Village Magazine building

By Harold C. Ford “Basically, the idea behind the mural is we don’t need to hate each other.” –Murales Lian, muralist Flint’s Central Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) will celebrate the completion of a new mural on the wall of the East Village Magazine (EVM)  building, 720 E. Second St., by artist Murales Lian on Thursday, June 13 with free food, music, and conversation in the lot next door.  Festivities begin at 6 p.m. The...

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