Hundreds of environmental journalists arriving in Flint for national convention Oct. 2-7
Sep28

Hundreds of environmental journalists arriving in Flint for national convention Oct. 2-7

By Jan Worth-Nelson The 28th annual national convention of the Society of Environmental Journalists will open Wednesday at  the University of Michigan-Flint’s Riverfront Center, with hundreds of reporters expected to be on hand for four days of talks,  seminars, workshops,  tours, and trying out the city’s night life. Built on the theme, “Fresh Water, Fresh Ideas,”the conference aims to bring concentrated...

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CCNA hears blight, crime, pot shop and tree planting reports
Sep25

CCNA hears blight, crime, pot shop and tree planting reports

By Patsy Isenberg Establishment of a city court to help eliminate neighborhood blight and a report on difficulties of containing crime in the neighborhood were features of the Sept. 20 meeting of the College Cultural Neighborhood Association. About 45 residents, officers, volunteers and speakers gathered at the Mott Technology Center, after a summer break, back on the regular CCNA schedule of meeting on the third Thursday of each...

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Flint Fresh Food Hub opens, expanding options for locally-grown produce, sustainable economy
Sep23

Flint Fresh Food Hub opens, expanding options for locally-grown produce, sustainable economy

By Darlene Carey It seemed fitting just a day before the fall equinox that local growers gathered to celebrate a time of harvest and Flint food distribution advocates rejoiced in the official opening Sept. 21 of the new 14,530-square-foot Flint Fresh Food Hub at 3325 E. Court Street. There is reason for the public to celebrate as well. The opening of the $1 million nonprofit food distribution center means expanded food options for...

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Luminous “JFK:  The Last Speech” essay collection reverberates 55 years after one October day
Sep23

Luminous “JFK: The Last Speech” essay collection reverberates 55 years after one October day

By Robert R. Thomas On Oct, 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave his last public speech, at Amherst College in western Massachusetts.   The occasion of Kennedy’s Convocation Address at Amherst was the ground-breaking ceremony for the Robert Frost Library.  Frost, an avid friend and supporter of JFK, had taught at Amherst for many years and had died the previous January. A month later,  JFK himself would be dead, assassinated in...

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“Demolition Means Progress” Community Book Read and discussion kicks off Sept. 29
Sep22

“Demolition Means Progress” Community Book Read and discussion kicks off Sept. 29

By Jan Worth-Nelson A four-session opportunity to read, discuss and absorb Demolition Means Progress:  Flint and the Fate of the American Metropolis by Andrew Highsmith, a book described by many readers as one of the most penetrating, well-researched and troubling about Flint, kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Totem Books. Harold C. Ford, a retired educator, activist and writer for East Village Magazine, will lead the...

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