Education Beat:  Flint Schools ending Year One of three-year partnership; two hires debated; middle school locale still uncertain
Jun04

Education Beat: Flint Schools ending Year One of three-year partnership; two hires debated; middle school locale still uncertain

By Harold C. Ford (Note: The following article is about two recent meetings of the Flint Board of Education on May 8 and May 15.  Subsequently, a “Special Board Meeting” was held May 21 at the district’s administration building rather than the usual location at Southwestern Classical Academy.  The special meeting had been scheduled for May 20, was cancelled on May 20, and then held on May 21.  The only action item at the special...

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MCC Culinary Arts Institute opens June 7, featuring celebrity chef Carla Hall
May29

MCC Culinary Arts Institute opens June 7, featuring celebrity chef Carla Hall

By Darlene Carey Opportunities for culinary arts students and downtown dining take a leap forward June 7 with the grand opening of the Mott Community College Culinary Arts Institute, in a renovated historic building at the corner of Saginaw and Second streets downtown. After a public ribbon cutting ceremony at noon, the doors officially open from 1 to 3 p.m.  The public will be invited to tour the historic F.W. Woolworth building at...

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Carriage Town cats tended by kind-hearted neighbor:  more help needed
May19

Carriage Town cats tended by kind-hearted neighbor: more help needed

By Patsy Isenberg A group of 20 or more feline squatters in Carriage Town–including Snowflake, Princess, Butterfly, Stripe, Watermelon and Friendly–are luckier than most feral cats. That’s because of a kind-hearted woman who lives nearby. Sonny Rabanal has taken on the task of feeding what she calls the Lyon Street cats. She started feeding strays sheltering in abandoned buildings several years ago, and has hardly...

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Arts, cultural organizations receive $440K in first GFAC arts millage awards
May17

Arts, cultural organizations receive $440K in first GFAC arts millage awards

By Jan Worth-Nelson In a first wave of benefits from the arts millage approved by voters last fall,  22 Genesee County arts and cultural organizations encompassing jazz, ballet, theater, art, and architecture received  grants totaling $440,000 from the Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) last week. The “Share Art Genesee 2019 Community Arts Program Grants”  ranged from $3,500  to $30,000, according to Greg Fiedler, president...

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Loving Gilkey Creek, one neighbor at a time:  residents plead “no dumping”
May12

Loving Gilkey Creek, one neighbor at a time: residents plead “no dumping”

  By Jan Worth-Nelson Gilkey Creek has been part of Joe Burroughs’ life ever since childhood.  He used to play along it, and his father, George, used to fish in it, bringing home pan fish like crappies and blue gill. Now Burroughs and his wife Kathryn, both retired school teachers, along with their Kensington Street neighbor Reba Walling, are trying to keep the winding little waterway near their homes open and healthy and...

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This Month in the Village:  May features live music, story time, Jersey Boys, Flint City Bucks and more
May04

This Month in the Village: May features live music, story time, Jersey Boys, Flint City Bucks and more

Compiled and selected by Meghan Christian  “This Month” highlights a selection of events available to our readers—It is not an exhaustive list, rather a sampling of opportunities in the city. To submit events for June, email your event to Managing Editor Meghan Christian at meghan.christian22@gmail.com by May 28. Wellness at the Wheel Mon – Sat. Various times The Ferris Wheel, 615 S. Saginaw St., 6th floor 810-213-4710...

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