Buckham Gallery hosts first artists member show Dec. 13 in accessible new location
Dec10

Buckham Gallery hosts first artists member show Dec. 13 in accessible new location

By Jeffery L. Carey Jr. The first Artist Member Show opening Friday in Buckham Gallery’s new locale “will cap off a milestone year,”  artist member John Dempsey said about the coming event. “Our new street-level location has made the gallery accessible to everyone.” The theme for this year’s Artist Member Show, celebrated with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Gallery, 121 W. Second St., will be the passing...

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Review:  One more weekend to see “outstanding” Flint Rep’s “Into the Woods”
Dec09

Review: One more weekend to see “outstanding” Flint Rep’s “Into the Woods”

By Patsy Isenberg “Into the Woods” is an outstanding blend of talents that came together just right. The musical opened at Flint Repertory Theatre (The Rep) Friday, Dec. 6 to a sold out audience. Rumor had it the rest of that weekend’s performances were also sold out. The blend of talents includes the direction of this Sondheim/Lapine collaboration by Michael Lluberes, The Rep’s producing artistic director, who does such a great job...

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Mayor to residents: help test water quality before crucial deadline
Dec09

Mayor to residents: help test water quality before crucial deadline

Flint residents, who once turned themselves into chemists by the thousands at the height of the water crisis, are being asked by Mayor Sheldon Neeley to urgently once again become scientists and test their water quality. In a press release issued this morning, City of Flint Communications Director Marjory Raymer said “The City of Flint is combining forces with the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and the state of Michigan to...

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City Council Beat:  Hurley bond refinancing resolution described, council drama erupts again
Dec07

City Council Beat: Hurley bond refinancing resolution described, council drama erupts again

By Tom Travis The Flint City Council, meeting as the Finance Committee Wednesday night, moved a proposed resolution of support for a refinancing and additional $20 million to a Hurley Medical Center bond to the full council for consideration. Several members of the public, many of the city administration staff, all council members except Allen Griggs (8th Ward) were packed with standing room only into the City Council committee room....

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Review:  “Hatred, Inc.” and “Why We Hate” cast light on today’s quagmires
Dec07

Review: “Hatred, Inc.” and “Why We Hate” cast light on today’s quagmires

By Robert Thomas Matt Taibbi’s book Hate Inc. and the Discovery Channel’s six-episode series Why We Hate makes for an informative multi-media journey along the trail of human hatred. Hate Inc. examines why today’s media makes us despise one another. Why We Hate examines causes of hatred using scientific tools like evolutionary anthropology, cognitive science, and neuroscience to flesh out hatred’s roots. Evolutionary anthropologist...

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Neurodevelopmental Center for Excellence marks first year of helping Flint kids
Dec06

Neurodevelopmental Center for Excellence marks first year of helping Flint kids

 By Teddy Robertson January 2020 marks the first year of operation for Flint’s Neurodevelopmental Center for Excellence (NCE), a service of Genesee Health System (GHS) for neuropsychological assessment of children impacted by Flint’s water crisis. But while the Center may be just one year old, GHS visualized its need five years ago, said Dr. Lauren Tompkins, vice president of clinical operations.  As Genesee County’s public mental...

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