Flint millennials comment on what might make them stay:  real estate incentives, jobs, ice cream
Sep21

Flint millennials comment on what might make them stay: real estate incentives, jobs, ice cream

By Meghan Christian What attracts millennials to Flint? And after they get here, what might make them stay? Various City of Flint officials, including Mayor Karen Weaver and Third Ward Councilperson Santino Guerra and representatives from area employers Huntington Bank and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, continued their efforts to find out Sept. 18, when they met with about 25 Flint millennials to discuss problems and...

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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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Review/Commentary:  Foreboding “Fahrenheit 11/9” a jumbled jeremiad, but we still need it
Sep12

Review/Commentary: Foreboding “Fahrenheit 11/9” a jumbled jeremiad, but we still need it

By Jan Worth-Nelson In his opening remarks to a crowd of about 1,000 at the screening of his new movie “Fahrenheit 11/9” Monday night at Whiting Auditorium in Flint,  Michael Moore said he was trying to do his part to save the movies. Movie theaters,  he said, are “the last place that people can go to be with other people to feel, to laugh, to be angry, to be thoughtful.”  His movies have often created just...

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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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“Flint Fit” project back in town for “water bottle” fashion show Saturday at Capitol Theatre
Sep11

“Flint Fit” project back in town for “water bottle” fashion show Saturday at Capitol Theatre

By Patsy Isenberg Water bottles are taking on new life as fashion in a project coming back to Flint this weekend. The Flint Fit project kicked off at a press conference last fall has come to fruition and is showing off its wares in the city whose travails inspired it.   Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Capitol Theatre, artist Mel Chin and designer Tracy Reese will present prototype garments made from fabric created from 90,000 of Flint’s...

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