Village Life:  Remembering a Flint walk when far away–my secret of self-care
Nov08

Village Life: Remembering a Flint walk when far away–my secret of self-care

By Jan Worth-Nelson I swear, by the time I stride onto the south end of Kensington, just a few hundred yards from my house, the endorphins already are kicking in.  My breathing evens out, and there’s often a cardinal or two darting around in the brush bending over Gilkey Creek. I don’t know what most of those plants are—mostly “weeds,” I guess, but I don’t care.  They’re green and they’re wild and they belong there as much as I do....

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Let’s “come together and move on as one,”  outgoing Mayor Weaver exhorts in open letter to the city
Nov08

Let’s “come together and move on as one,” outgoing Mayor Weaver exhorts in open letter to the city

The following arrived today from Mayor Karen Weaver, defeated by 205 votes Tuesday by State Rep. Sheldon Neeley.  It was sent by her public information officer, Candice Mushatt. Dear Residents: The last four years of my life have been some of the best. I had an opportunity to serve as Mayor of the greatest city in the world. When I stepped into office we were in a crisis, we needed answers we weren’t getting and we needed help that...

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Flint city council already battling over leadership; vote for new president set for Monday Nov. 11
Nov08

Flint city council already battling over leadership; vote for new president set for Monday Nov. 11

By Tom Travis Just a few hours after the noon swearing in of Mayor-elect Sheldon Neeley in City Hall Monday, the Flint City Council (FCC) will meet. City Clerk Inez Brown will begin that meeting, at 5 p.m. in council chambers.   The first order of business will be a vote on council leadership for the year 2019-2020. Back-and-forth campaigning breaks out At the Wednesday, Nov. 6,  bi-monthly FCC committee meeting, First Ward...

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Neeley resigns as state rep, effective Monday,  to become Flint’s new mayor
Nov08

Neeley resigns as state rep, effective Monday, to become Flint’s new mayor

The following press release just landed from the office of state Rep. Sheldon Neeley, Flint’s mayor-elect:  “FLINT — On Monday, state Rep. Sheldon Neeley will officially resign his seat in the state House of Representatives and be sworn into his next chapter of public service as Mayor of the city of Flint. Neeley served as the state representative of the 34th House District for five years. “When I came to Lansing, my city...

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Kuungana concert features international dancers, drummers 8 p.m. Saturday
Nov08

Kuungana concert features international dancers, drummers 8 p.m. Saturday

A concert performed by a team of international dancers and drummers is set for 8 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 9) at the University of Michigan – Flint Theatre.  The performance is part of a two-day “Kuungana Drum and Dance Conference” featuring the Kankouran African Dance Company based in Maryland, a group which aspires to “preserve and promote traditional West African culture through education and entertainment.”...

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