Colorful art of Jenny Thornton continues through Jan. 31 at Good Beans Cafe
Jan20

Colorful art of Jenny Thornton continues through Jan. 31 at Good Beans Cafe

By Jeffery L. Carey, Jr. The paintings of artist Jenny Thornton kick off the new year of art exhibits at Flint’s Good Beans Cafe. Her solo show opened Jan. 4 to a gathering of more than 30 people, and will be on exhibit until the end of the month. Born June 11, 1993 to parents David and Mitzi Thornton, Jenny Thornton grew up with her sister Kristin Ward in Linden. She says she spent a lot of time as a child in nature, playing in...

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Flint Registry “goes live” with Farmers’ Market launch;  goal is 150,000 signups for water crisis data
Jan18

Flint Registry “goes live” with Farmers’ Market launch; goal is 150,000 signups for water crisis data

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Flint Registry, a four-year, federally-funded program designed to locate people exposed to the Flint water crisis, document and monitor their experience, and connect them with services and programs to promote health and wellness, launched formally Friday at the Flint Farmers’ Market amidst a dozen celebratory speeches, music, art, free teeshirts and cookies. Speakers included Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who...

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Public Affairs Forum panel probes civility in the era of social media
Jan18

Public Affairs Forum panel probes civility in the era of social media

By Jeffery L. Carey Jr. Though no one offered any hard-and-fast answers to the country’s current rash of harsh rhetoric, a panel of communication experts at the Flint Public Library Jan. 15 suggested at the least it pays to listen well and try to understand opposing views. An audience of about 35 attended the event, the latest Flint Area Public Affairs Forum.  The topic was Bringing Back Civility: Engaging in an Era of Social...

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Public invited to “New Works Festival” this weekend at Flint Repertory Theatre
Jan16

Public invited to “New Works Festival” this weekend at Flint Repertory Theatre

  Flint Repertory Theatre, formerly Flint Youth Theatre, announces its New Works Festival, a series of staged readings of new plays and musicals, this Friday through Sunday, 1220 E. Kearsley St. Shows include: The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis, 7 p.m. Friday. It’s a Small World, by Amber Palmer, 2 p.m. Saturday. Tower: The Album, by Abbie Spallen, 5 p.m. Saturday. The Magnificent Seven, lyrics by Gordon Leary and music by Julia...

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Flint’s Buckham Gallery reinvents itself with move to new space, accessible at last
Jan16

Flint’s Buckham Gallery reinvents itself with move to new space, accessible at last

By Jeffery L. Carey Jr. Flint’s Buckham Gallery launched a much-anticipated second chapter Jan. 12, ending its 34-year tenure atop the steep stairs of 134 ½ W. Second Street, into a ground-level, bright new space in the former Perry Drug Store just steps across the street. More than 570 people attended the re-opening. The opening show, dubbed Chapter 2, features artists Michael D. Melet, Laura J. Stein, Rosemary Bostek, Terry...

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Governor Whitmer’s “Winter Warm-up” draws huge crowds at Flint Farmers’ Market
Jan12

Governor Whitmer’s “Winter Warm-up” draws huge crowds at Flint Farmers’ Market

By Paul Rozycki On Saturday newly inaugurated Governor Gretchen Whitmer met with her Flint area supporters at the Flint Farmers Market.  The event was part of a state-wide tour where the governor and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilcrist planned to meet with constituents in Detroit and Flint, on Saturday, and other parts of the state in the weeks following her inauguration.  It was Whitmer’s first visit to Flint since the election. The Flint...

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