Paddlers Landing crowd-funding campaign succeeds, exceeds state match for thriving Mott Park Recreation Area
Mar21

Paddlers Landing crowd-funding campaign succeeds, exceeds state match for thriving Mott Park Recreation Area

  By Jan Worth-Nelson Flint River buffs are celebrating today as a partnership of the Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC)  the Mott Park Neighborhood Association,  the City of Flint and 600 other donors topped a $50,000 goal to match an equivalent contribution from the State of Michigan for construction of a paddlers’ landing at the Mott Park Recreation Area. FRWC staff and representatives from the many partners and...

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Understanding white privilege “like trying to explain water to a fish” at first 2019 Tendaji Talk
Mar20

Understanding white privilege “like trying to explain water to a fish” at first 2019 Tendaji Talk

By Jan Worth-Nelson Trying to understand white privilege and power is “kind of like trying to explain water to a fish,” one panelist, a white woman, admitted to a circle of 25 Flint neighbors grappling with the kickoff topic of the 2019 Tendaji Talks Tuesday evening at the Flint Public Library.  If you grow up like she did, in a white suburb of Detroit, Judy Alexander said,  “You don’t see it because everybody...

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Young playwrights festival keeps youth in The Rep with four statewide winners
Mar20

Young playwrights festival keeps youth in The Rep with four statewide winners

By Patsy Isenberg Four young playwrights, either getting to see their very first play read by actors or just getting started in their playwriting careers, were featured in the inaugural Young Playwrights Festival at the Flint Repertory Theatre (The Rep) over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The statewide contest invited submissions from any Michigan student 22 and younger in three categories, 10-minute plays, one-act plays, and...

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Memorial for New Zealand victims set for 6:30 Tuesday at Flint Islamic Center
Mar18
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News Brief: Challenges, transitions of local news focus of March 26 Flint forum
Mar18

News Brief: Challenges, transitions of local news focus of March 26 Flint forum

The next 2019 Flint Area Public Affairs Forum convenes at 5:30 p.m. Tues., March 26, at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St. With the theme “Have You Heard the News? Local News Sharing in an Age of Media Transition,” the discussion, moderated by Dawn Jones of ABC12, features a panel including media professionals John Counts, news editor of the Flint Journal;  Marjory Raymer, publisher and managing editor of Flintside; and...

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Artwork, fundraising begin to add women “Heroines and Humanitarians” to Flint’s sculpture pantheon
Mar18

Artwork, fundraising begin to add women “Heroines and Humanitarians” to Flint’s sculpture pantheon

By Paul Rozycki A heroine of the Flint water crisis, a matriarch of civil rights, an Olympic gold medal boxer, an ardent advocate for the poor, a benefactor of a major library, and a tireless champion in the NAACP:  all these Flint women are deserving of sculptures in their honor, a Flint Institute of Arts sculptor and a Mott Community College trustee contend. Jane Trotter, Flint Institute of Arts sculpture instructor, her students,...

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