Leadership changes announced at C.S. Mott, Ruth Mott Foundations
Nov24

Leadership changes announced at C.S. Mott, Ruth Mott Foundations

By Jan Worth-Nelson William S. White has retired from his post as chief executive officer of the C.S. Mott Foundation, and Raquel Thueme has been appointed to succeed Handy L. Lindsey as president of the Ruth Mott Foundation, according to recent announcements from two of the city’s most influential benefactors. Both foundations are outgrowths of shared family ties deeply rooted in Flint and legacies of the automotive industry in...

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MCC unveils plans for Woodside Church building at CCNA meeting
Nov24

MCC unveils plans for Woodside Church building at CCNA meeting

By Luther Houle Mott Community College (MCC) is transforming the former Woodside Church at 1509 E. Court St into the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center. The $10.5 million project will improve Mott’s Early Childhood Learning Center and host an assistance center for students struggling with food, housing, and security. Dawn Hibbard, communications specialist at MCC, explained the plans at the Nov. 15 College Cultural Neighborhood...

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Berston Field House: Community life thriving on North End’s “hallowed ground”
Nov20

Berston Field House: Community life thriving on North End’s “hallowed ground”

By Teddy Robertson At Berston Field House the trees that shade the ball diamond refract a vibrant yellow against the gray October sky. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, fans from across Genesee County filled the bleachers and parking lot at 3300 Saginaw St. to cheer the Sunday Inner City Softball League games. Today the action is indoors and Berston Field House hums with activity.  Success of the August 2018 arts millage has enabled the...

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News Brief:  Annual Santa Run/Walk to create merry sea of red downtown Dec. 1
Nov19

News Brief: Annual Santa Run/Walk to create merry sea of red downtown Dec. 1

The YMCA of Greater Flint hosts its Annual Family Santa Run/Walk Dec. 1, with events for all ages and a “virtual run” for those who cannot participate. Participants in all but the children’s quarter-mile dash will receive a five-piece Santa suit, including beard. Children in the quarter-mile “Reindeer Run” will receive reindeer antlers. Santa’s Workshop opens at 10:30 a.m., with face painting and crafts. The Flint Arrowhead Barbershop...

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Hamady sacked again:  local food advocate responds to store closure
Nov17

Hamady sacked again: local food advocate responds to store closure

By Darlene Carey           On the threshold of winter, Hamady Complete Food Center closed its doors at 9 p.m. Nov. 6, fewer than four months since its grand reopening July 25. Repeated attempts from East Village Magazine for comments from Hamady management went unanswered. When the store opened, owner Jim McColgan Jr. said he had invested the last two and a half years to open up the Hallwood Plaza store in the hopes to combat the food...

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Thanksgiving memoir:   Temple of the City — a story of Atwood Stadium
Nov12

Thanksgiving memoir: Temple of the City — a story of Atwood Stadium

By Gary L. Fisher NOTE:  Gary Fisher, a local historian, spoke on the history of the venerable Atwood Stadium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Genesee County Historical Society  at the Durant-Dort Carriage Company office, 316 W. Water St., Flint.  My first trip to Flint’s Atwood Stadium is seared in to my brain. My mom told me my dad would have a big surprise for me when he got home for work. As a five-year-old I assumed that meant...

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