Brian O’Leary pursues the “dynamic symmetry” of street photography
Sep30

Brian O’Leary pursues the “dynamic symmetry” of street photography

By Jeffery L  Carey Jr. “Anywhere you look in Flint there is something interesting to take a picture of,”  street photographer Brian O’Leary says, and then jokingly adds, “I’ll often stand in one place for hours waiting for that truly interesting thing to happen, but it tends to happen when I finally walk away.” As O’Leary searches for what he describes as “dynamic symmetry” in the composition of his work, his patience is clearly...

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Hundreds of environmental journalists arriving in Flint for national convention Oct. 2-7
Sep28

Hundreds of environmental journalists arriving in Flint for national convention Oct. 2-7

By Jan Worth-Nelson The 28th annual national convention of the Society of Environmental Journalists will open Wednesday at  the University of Michigan-Flint’s Riverfront Center, with hundreds of reporters expected to be on hand for four days of talks,  seminars, workshops,  tours, and trying out the city’s night life. Built on the theme, “Fresh Water, Fresh Ideas,”the conference aims to bring concentrated...

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Flint Fresh Food Hub opens, expanding options for locally-grown produce, sustainable economy
Sep23

Flint Fresh Food Hub opens, expanding options for locally-grown produce, sustainable economy

By Darlene Carey It seemed fitting just a day before the fall equinox that local growers gathered to celebrate a time of harvest and Flint food distribution advocates rejoiced in the official opening Sept. 21 of the new 14,530-square-foot Flint Fresh Food Hub at 3325 E. Court Street. There is reason for the public to celebrate as well. The opening of the $1 million nonprofit food distribution center means expanded food options for...

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Flotsam to fashion: salvaged water bottles become raincoats, swimsuits in Flint Fit project
Sep18

Flotsam to fashion: salvaged water bottles become raincoats, swimsuits in Flint Fit project

By Patsy Isenberg Key figures from Flint Fit, a project to turn 90,000 water bottles into fashion, were on hand at The Capitol Theatre Sept. 15 to show Flint what became of the truckload of plastic collected in the city last fall. The clothes, created by a triumvirate of artists in New York City; thread and material manufacturers in Greensboro, North Carolina; and Flint-based sewers at the St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center aren’t...

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Thread Lake, Kearsley dam projects progress;  downtown “rapids” plan on Flint River hits snag
Sep15

Thread Lake, Kearsley dam projects progress; downtown “rapids” plan on Flint River hits snag

By Jeffery L Carey Jr. As the year winds down, the City of Flint has begun its fourth dam project, this one at the Kearsley Dam at the corner of Layton Boulevard and Western Road. Work on the Kearsley Dam follows the recent repair of Thread Lake Dam and the removal of both the Fabri and Hamilton Dams. The announcement of work beginning on the Kearsley Dam came Aug.31 from Mayor Karen Weaver and the city’s Director of Public Works Rob...

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Kayak Flint launches “urban paddling” through downtown beginning this weekend
Sep11

Kayak Flint launches “urban paddling” through downtown beginning this weekend

By Jan Worth-Nelson Despite what Michael Moore said, inaccurately, in his new film “Fahrenheit 11/9,” the Flint River is cleaner and more beautiful than ever before, thanks to years of assiduous cleanup and the gradual removal of the Hamilton Dam.  Now the determined river advocates and activists of the Flint River Watershed Coalition and its chapter, the Corridor Alliance, have created an “urban paddling”...

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