News Brief:  “Gather the Spirit” with guitarist Jim Scott Sunday Dec. 9 at the UUCF
Dec05

News Brief: “Gather the Spirit” with guitarist Jim Scott Sunday Dec. 9 at the UUCF

Singer-songwriter Jim Scott, presents “Gather The Spirit: Seasonal Songfest” 2 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Hwy. Harmony, lyrics and guitar craft are hallmarks of Scott’s work; his style spans jazz, classical, folk and pop, and his themes are ecology, justice and peace. Guitarist for the Paul Winter Consort for many years, Scott has created choral works, a stage musical, a...

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News Brief: “Deep Fried Pickle Project” among December events at Flint Public Library
Dec05

News Brief: “Deep Fried Pickle Project” among December events at Flint Public Library

The Flint Public Library hosts the “Deep Fried Pickle Project” Dec. 15 for an afternoon of music and crafts, among the library’s December programs. You can make your own instrument, like maybe a cigar box banjo, then hear the Pickle Boys perform funny songs on their own homemade instruments. The workshop begins at 1 p.m., with the concert at 2 p.m. Registration is required for the workshop, but not for the concert. Other FPL program...

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This Month in the Village:  December 2018
Dec05

This Month in the Village: December 2018

Compiled by Meghan Christian “ThisMonth” 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 our January issue, email your event to Managing Editor Meghan Christian at meghan.christian22@gmail.com by Dec. 26. Christmas Box Program  Dec. 1 – 21 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed from noon – 1 p.m. each day Old Newsboys...

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City pipe replacement ahead of schedule on “day of celebration,” Mayor Weaver says
Dec04

City pipe replacement ahead of schedule on “day of celebration,” Mayor Weaver says

By Meghan Christian  A total of 18,313 water service lines have been investigated to date as a part of Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s Flint Action Sustainability Team (FAST) Start Pipe Replacement Program, putting the project a year ahead of schedule, the Mayor announced to roughly 30 members of the press, residents, and city employees at a press conference today. Some of those in attendance included First and Second Ward Councilpersons...

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News Brief: Kettering seeking donated Android phones
Dec04

News Brief: Kettering seeking donated Android phones

Kettering University Mechanical Engineering Department needs Android phones for experimentation in the DENSO Design Studio, where students are exploring use of phone sensors to perform measurements. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 14, and may be arranged through  Dr. Michael Puopolo, mpuopolo@kettering.edu. Charging cables are also desired. –EVM...

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News Brief:  Soccer team coming to Flint 2019–help pick new name, color and logo
Dec04

News Brief: Soccer team coming to Flint 2019–help pick new name, color and logo

The Michigan Bucks, a minor league soccer team moving to Flint in 2019, announces a contest to choose the team’s name, colors and logo. The winner will receive four VIP season tickets with VIP parking passes to the inaugural season and a team-autographed jersey, and will be recognized at the press conference where the team’s new look will be unveiled. The Bucks, a USL League Two team founded in 1995 and formerly of Saginaw, Detroit...

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