“Meaning Train” author Carrie Cunningham appearing Saturday at Totem
Nov20

“Meaning Train” author Carrie Cunningham appearing Saturday at Totem

By Jan Worth-Nelson Carrie Cunningham, author of a new book exploring ” how ideas of nonviolence and love might save the world” will appear at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23,  at Totem Books, 620 W. Court St., Flint. Meaning Train: Essays on Religion and Politics was published by Archway Publishing this autumn. Cunningham, of Grosse Pointe Farms, graduated from Harvard College where she studied American and African history.  She...

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Kuungana concert features international dancers, drummers 8 p.m. Saturday
Nov08

Kuungana concert features international dancers, drummers 8 p.m. Saturday

A concert performed by a team of international dancers and drummers is set for 8 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 9) at the University of Michigan – Flint Theatre.  The performance is part of a two-day “Kuungana Drum and Dance Conference” featuring the Kankouran African Dance Company based in Maryland, a group which aspires to “preserve and promote traditional West African culture through education and entertainment.”...

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Humanity in Harmony festival returns Saturday Oct. 19
Oct13

Humanity in Harmony festival returns Saturday Oct. 19

By Jan Worth-Nelson The seventh annual Humanity in Harmony Music Festival featuring a quartet of four varied acts is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Flint Institute of Music’s MacArthur Recital Hall.  The event is sponsored by the Flint Jewish Federation. The festival also offers a free master class in jazz performance at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17  followed by a free Meg Okura concert at 7 p.m., as a part of The FIM’s...

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Zoning code update progress, small business grants featured at FNU
Oct08

Zoning code update progress, small business grants featured at FNU

By Luther Houle “You guys are definitely the heroes. You don’t get paid for this,” said Glenn Wilson Saturday morning Oct. 5 at the Flint Public Library. “A breakfast is just something to say thank you to you guys, and keep up the hard work!” Wilson, president of Communities First, Inc., a non-profit community development corporation, provided the Flint Neighborhoods United (FNU) monthly meeting with a full breakfast buffet.  Wilson...

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Drive-through flu shots, water giveaway available Friday at Genesee Health Plan office
Oct07

Drive-through flu shots, water giveaway available Friday at Genesee Health Plan office

By Jan Worth-Nelson Area residents can get flu shots without even leaving their cars from 3-6 p.m. Friday at the Genesee Health Plan (GHP) office, 2171 S. Linden Rd., Flint. “Attendees can drive through one of our garage service bays, roll down their window and roll up their sleeve to receive their flu shot,” said GHP President and CEO Jim Milanowski. The event also features a host of other health-related services and a water...

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Access to health care gets assist from federal grant to Genesee Health Plan
Oct04

Access to health care gets assist from federal grant to Genesee Health Plan

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Genesee Health Plan (GHP),  a nonprofit health care organization that provides basic health services to uninsured Genesee County residents, has received a $92,988 federal grant to help people enroll in health care coverage. The one year grant, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will supply about a third of the costs of a $300,000 program called “Get it, Know it, Use it, Keep it,”...

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