Health Coalition launches “Commit to Fit” challenge, with cash incentives, to get Genesee County students moving
Mar05

Health Coalition launches “Commit to Fit” challenge, with cash incentives, to get Genesee County students moving

The 6th annual Commit to Fit Active Schools Challenge is now open through March 31 to all Genesee County school districts to promote physical activity among their students, according to a press release from the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC). Students and teachers from participating schools will track their physical activity with a goal of being active for 30 minutes each day. Schools with the highest average minutes of...

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Woodside Church of Flint eying name change, seeking marketing pros to help “rebrand”
Mar04

Woodside Church of Flint eying name change, seeking marketing pros to help “rebrand”

Woodside Church of Flint is seeking qualified marketing professionals to guide the church in renaming and branding itself, according to a press release from the church’s pastor,  Rev. Dr. Deborah Conrad.  Written proposals will be received until March 15. Select applicants will be invited to make personal presentations to the church leadership.  Conrad said the congregation encourages women and minorities to apply.  Woodside...

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Commentary:   Civility workshops for City Council? Good intentions, but keep the Jack Daniel’s handy
Mar04

Commentary: Civility workshops for City Council? Good intentions, but keep the Jack Daniel’s handy

By Paul Rozycki Can workshops bring “civility and decorum” to City Council meetings? Imagine an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting which starts out with good, sober, intentions, but concludes several hours later with most members passed out on the floor, littered with empty Jack Daniel’s bottles. Now imagine a Flint City Council workshop aimed at bringing civility and decorum to the council’s often endless and tumultuous meetings.  In the...

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City Council considers waiving fee for brownfield assessment;  James P. Cole public hearing set
Feb26

City Council considers waiving fee for brownfield assessment; James P. Cole public hearing set

By Tom Travis City Council considered an ordinance at the Monday, Feb 22 council meeting that would waive an assessment fee for property owners with lots adjacent to a Land Bank brownfield property. City of Flint Assessor, Stacey Kaake (pronounced cake) was on the line and explained that property owners can contact the Assessor’s office at 810-766-7255 to obtain the waiver form by May 1, 2021, once the council approves the...

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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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