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Here’s the schedule for Flint’s mobile food pantries in September

Flint, MI — Mobile food pantries will be available in Flint throughout September 2023 according to an announcement from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Here’s when and where pantries will be operating: Flint residents can also pick up free nutritional food at the three Flint Help Center locations: Bethel United Methodist Church on Mondays…

As funds run out for homeowner assistance program, Flint residents encouraged to apply now

Flint, MI — The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is making a last push to support Flint residents with homeownership-related expenses as funding for a federally-backed homeowner assistance program comes to an end. The program, called Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF), was launched in February 2022 after the state received over $240 million for…

Flint Board of Ed approves demolition of Washington Elementary

Flint, MI — After nearly nine months of consideration, the Flint Community Schools (FCS) Board voted to demolish Washington Elementary at its meeting on Sept. 13, 2023. Flint Community Schools closed the building in 2014 to address the district’s then $11 million budget deficit. It has been sitting vacant ever since. During public comment on…

Former Flint Bucks keeper Steve Clark may face Messi in U.S. Open Cup Championship

Flint, MI — Former Flint City Bucks goalkeeper Steve Clark is set to face international soccer star Lionel Messi in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup later this month. Costa Papista, president of the Flint City Bucks, called it “an incredible moment for our legendary keeper.” Clark now plays for Major League Soccer club Houston…

Recall language filed against Flint City Councilwoman Jerri Winfrey-Carter

Flint, MI — A Flint resident submitted recall language against Flint City Councilwoman Jerri Winfrey-Carter on Sept. 12, 2023. The language, filed by former city councilman Wantwaz Davis, cites Winfrey-Carter’s decision to abstain from voting on the city’s fiscal year budget at a June 8, 2023 special council meeting. “I’m not even entertaining that recall,” Winfrey-Carter…

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Genesee County Commission on Aging to host senior resource fair

Flint, MI — The Genesee County Commission on Aging will host a senior resource fair on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. The fair will take place at Flint’s Brennan Senior Center, located at 1301 Pingree Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon. Organizers promise information on dozens of services, programs and community resources available to Genesee County’s…

Fill your calendar with Flint’s fall events

Flint, MI — As the air gets crisper and leaves turn from green to shades of amber and orange, activities in Flint are continuing full speed ahead. Whether it be catching a show, attending a Halloween craft market or getting in a little bit more outdoor exercise before winter’s the snow and ice return, Flint residents…


Flint residents invited to participate in Clarion Call listening sessions

Flint, MI — The North Flint Neighborhood Action Council (NAC) and Community Roots will work in partnership with the City of Flint, Community Foundation of Greater Flint and the United Way of Genesee County to offer four city-wide Clarion Call Sessions this month. The purpose of the Clarion Call Sessions is to give residents of…

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Flint Beat is an award-winning newsroom with a strong industry reputation leading to partnerships with leading newsrooms, including the New York Times, Frontline PBS, Center for Public Integrity, and TheTrace.org.  Reporters who work with us and gain skills to help them excel in bigger markets, including working for NPR, and Seattle Times newspapers and gaining…

‘Late Summer Exhibitions’ now open at downtown Flint’s Buckham Gallery

Flint, MI — Three concurrent solo exhibitions open today at Buckham Gallery. The downtown gallery’s “Late Summer Exhibitions” show features artists Denise Burge, Shanna Merola and Emily Orzech. According to Buckham’s Aug. 23, 2023, press release on the exhibitions, Burge’s fabric and embroidery work “addresses how our ideas about certain places represent a sort of…

Flint Bucks to host high school soccer showcase, end with int’l friendly match

Flint, MI — Following a high school soccer showcase, the Flint City Bucks will hold an international friendly match Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, against the senior team of Toronto’s North York Academy. Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. at Kettering University’s iconic Atwood Stadium. The Bucks’ match will cap off the inaugural Vehicle City Soccer…

Flint clinic to help residents with outstanding warrants

Flint, MI – In the Genesee County District Court, there are thousands of outstanding warrants and local organizers are hoping a new event will help decrease those numbers. F.A.I.R Voting Alliance Founder and Executive Director Percy Glover said there are about 22,000 outstanding warrants at the Genesee County District Court. Glover has been working with the…

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Flint residents may be eligible for $1500 in water bill help

Flint, MI — Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD) will be onsite at Flint City Hall Monday, May 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to connect residents to assistance with past-due water bills. Flint residents may be eligible for a one-time water payment of up to $1500 if qualified. Flint residents can meet with GCCARD caseworkers…


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