Seven “trailblazers”  from Flint’s Black community receive City’s highest honor
Feb25

Seven “trailblazers” from Flint’s Black community receive City’s highest honor

By Tom Travis Mayor Sheldon Neeley called them “trailblazers” in the African-American community of Flint as he honored seven at a presentation on Wednesday, Feb 24. The event, at the Flint Development Center on Martin Luther King Boulevard, was closed except to the honorees, city officials and the media, but can be viewed at the City of Flint’s Facebook page. The honorees were presented the “Mayor Sheldon A....

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Education Beat:  Flint schools will not reopen to students Feb. 22:  district does about face
Feb21

Education Beat: Flint schools will not reopen to students Feb. 22: district does about face

By Harold C. Ford Following a raucous board of education meeting lasting more than three hours, officials of Flint Community Schools (FCS) decided buildings would not reopen to students on Feb. 22 as previously announced.  (See Feb. 19 public statement from FCS superintendent Anita Steward at this link and printed below.) This follows months of preparation for reopening buildings for face-to-face instruction during which FCS...

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Students invited to enter Genesee Health Plan’s sixth annual Health Heritage essay and scholarship contests
Feb15

Students invited to enter Genesee Health Plan’s sixth annual Health Heritage essay and scholarship contests

Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is accepting entries through March 31 for its sixth annual Health Heritage Essay Contest from all Genesee County students in elementary grades five and six, middle school, junior high, and high school students, including students in homeschool or private schools. Winning students will receive hundreds of dollars in gift cards sponsored by Sovita Credit UnioHean. The contest encourages students to understand...

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From inspiration to independence, The Disability Network service is built on “consumer control”
Feb05

From inspiration to independence, The Disability Network service is built on “consumer control”

By Madeleine Graham Even within the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, Genesee County’s Disability Network (TDN) is continuing to provide services to the county’s disabled population. That includes creating Zoom substitute activities for high school participants, keeping in contact with nursing homes to provide a path to greater independence for some people with disabilities, and continuing to write grants to support...

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Nominating petitions available for 2021 Flint City Council seats
Feb01

Nominating petitions available for 2021 Flint City Council seats

Nominating petitions are available now in the City Clerk’s office (2nd floor of Flint City Hall, 1101 S. Saginaw St., Flint) for the upcoming election for city council, City Clerk Inez Brown has announced in a press release. Deadline and requirements for filing Nominating petitions must be signed by at least 75 registered voters in the ward in which the candidate seeks election. Candidates must complete their petition and file...

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Flint Symphony Orchestra 2021 season opener goes virtual, livestreaming Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” Suite & Prokofiev’s “Peter and The Wolf”
Feb01

Flint Symphony Orchestra 2021 season opener goes virtual, livestreaming Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” Suite & Prokofiev’s “Peter and The Wolf”

The Flint Symphony Orchestra (FSO) kicks off the 2021 season COVID-style Saturday, Feb. 6, with Igor Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” Suite and Sergei Prokofiev’s most popular performed work, “Peter and the Wolf,” according to a press release from the FSO.   Under current COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan, the FSO will not be able to perform for a live, in-person audience. Instead, for the first time, the concert is offered...

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