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August 2022Community InfoGardeningRecognition
Making Change – Lansing Catholic Diocese Youth in the Meekins’ Gardens
Making Change – Lansing Catholic Diocese Youth in the Meekins’ Gardens

Making Change – Lansing Catholic Diocese Youth in the Meekins’ Gardens

A team of 8 youths and their leader from several different congregations in the Lansing Diocese of the Catholic Church joined Meekins Gardens' work team for about 5 hours to make huge changes on these 10 lots originally developed by Carolyn Meekins and her youth...

April 2022Community InfoGardening
Gardener’s Corners on King June 10 and 11 – Place Your Order For Vegetables & Flowers NOW!
Gardener’s Corners on King June 10 and 11 – Place Your Order For Vegetables & Flowers NOW!

Gardener’s Corners on King June 10 and 11 – Place Your Order For Vegetables & Flowers NOW!

King Avenue PLUS invites you to plan your garden, or your front steps, or your flower beds to choose vegetables and to get great ideas. TWO days for this “work.”  On June 10th, vegetables and flowers will be for sale on East McClellan just off Martin Luther King...

City of FlintCommunity InfoMarch 2022
Governor Whitmer
Governor Whitmer Launches Program for Michigan Homeowners Experiencing Hardships 

Governor Whitmer Launches Program for Michigan Homeowners Experiencing Hardships 

The Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund expected to help over 8,300 homeowners keep their homes Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) have launched a new program to aid homeowners with additional financial support to...

Community InfoFebruary 2022Genesee County
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity receives grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity receives grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity receives grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has received a grant of $15,000 from the Community Foundation for Greater Flint’s Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund to support their Owner-Occupied Critical Home Repair Program. The program provides repair services to over 150...

Community InfoCOVID-19February 2022
Governor Signs $106 Million Relief Bill & Bills Extending Unemployment Benefits to 26 Weeks
Governor Urges Michiganders to Claim Free COVID-19 Tests Shipped directly to you home.

Governor Urges Michiganders to Claim Free COVID-19 Tests Shipped directly to you home.

Gov. Whitmer urged Michiganders to take advantage of the federal government’s free COVID-19 testing program. At-home, rapid COVID-19 tests are available for free at COVIDTests.gov, with every household eligible for four free tests that will be shipped directly to...

City of FlintCommunity InfoNovember 2021
Michael Jordan & Jordan Brand Announce Grant to Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Michael Jordan & Jordan Brand Announce Grant to Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Michael Jordan & Jordan Brand Announce Grant to Community Foundation of Greater Flint

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) announces that it has been selected as an inaugural recipient of a Community Grant from Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand as part of its Black Community Commitment Grant Program. Funding will be dedicated to the...

City of FlintCommunity InfoLiteracy and EducationOctober 2021
Flint Public Library Open @ Courtland Center
Flint Public Library @ Courtland Center Is Open Now… but Closing in November

Flint Public Library @ Courtland Center Is Open Now… but Closing in November

You can browse books and movies, use public computers, research genealogy and use our reference materials. You'll find our temporary location at Courtland Center (4190 E. Court St., Burton). Visitors should use the main entrance (Entrance A) and then look for the...

August 2021Community InfoLiteracy and EducationMott Community College
The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center at Mott Community College To Officially Open August 21, 2021
The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center at Mott Community College To Officially Open August 21, 2021

The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center at Mott Community College To Officially Open August 21, 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 will be a special day for our community as Mott Community College officially opens the doors of the new Lenore Croudy Family Life Center on its main campus in the City of Flint (inside the historic former Woodside Church designed by...

Community InfoJune 2021Michigan
Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announces Federal Program to Lower Cost of High-Speed Internet
Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announces Federal Program to Lower Cost of High-Speed Internet

Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announces Federal Program to Lower Cost of High-Speed Internet

Residents are eligible to receive discounts on internet service and devices. Lt. Gilchrist II and the Connecting Michigan Taskforce are encouraging Michigan families to sign up for a new federal program to help lower the cost of high speed internet service, which...

April 2021Community InfoGardening
Hoop Dreams
Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

What would March be like (Yes, I know this is the April edition) without a story about hoops? (Stay with me here…) But I’m not talking about basketball. I’m talking about hoop houses! You’ve seen them all over town. Perhaps a neighbor has one and you thought how...

April 2021Community InfoLiteracy and Education
Over 200,000 Books distributed through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Flint Kids
Over 200,000 Books distributed through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Flint Kids

Over 200,000 Books distributed through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Flint Kids

The water crisis and the pandemic have changed so many things in life, but if your child is enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the program for children from birth to their 5th birthday, the monthly arrival of a book in the mailbox is one thing Flint...

April 2021Community InfoLiteracy and Education
Habitat for Humanity’s LISC Financial Opportunity Center Good Neighbor Grant Award
Habitat for Humanity’s LISC Financial Opportunity Center Good Neighbor Grant Award

Habitat for Humanity’s LISC Financial Opportunity Center Good Neighbor Grant Award

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with LISC, operates the LISC Financial Opportunity Center (FOC), where Genesee County residents can receive financial coaching free of charge. Heston and Celeste discovered the FOC while attending a Show Me the...

April 2021City of FlintCommunity Info
Coming Soon To a Location Near You! The Best Part is That YOU Get to Help Choose Where!
Coming Soon To a Location Near You! The Best Part is That YOU Get to Help Choose Where!

Coming Soon To a Location Near You! The Best Part is That YOU Get to Help Choose Where!

Last year at this time the Community Foundation of Greater Flint graced us with a grant to help with this newspaper. Then Covid 19 hit and it became necessary to amend the grant request because, suddenly, many of our distribution points were closed and many remain...

City of FlintCommunity InfoMarch 2021
Flint Lead Free 2021 Report Highlights Positive Trends and over $53M in Economic Benefits
Flint Lead Free 2021 Report Highlights Positive Trends and over $53M in Economic Benefits

Flint Lead Free 2021 Report Highlights Positive Trends and over $53M in Economic Benefits

Flint Lead Free has released its 2021 report with the goal of sharing the widespread community efforts to reduce lead exposure, highlighting progress from new investments and partnerships, and demonstrating the positive impact on the Flint community. A workgroup of...

Community InfoJanuary 2021
Pitch for $K
Pitch for $K

Pitch for $K

Pitch For $K is designed to foster the entrepreneur mindset in Flint & Genesee County, along with creating an inclusive support system to assist individuals in moving their idea, product, or business forward. If you have an idea for a business or product, we...

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