Moving Forward

Moving Forward It’s no surprise that those who have been directly affected by Flint’s water crisis — who drank lead- contaminated municipal water and gave it to their children — feel afraid, betrayed and more than a little angry. The best way to cope with a crisis is with action. You did not cause the problems, […]

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The Local Grocer Farm to Store to Fork

Lifelong Flint residents Erin Caudell and Franklin Pleasant had a vision of giving Flint residents an opportunity to purchase locally grown produce, without pesticides or petroleum-based fertilizers. That vision has become a reality with the debut of their new store, The Local Grocer, at the corner of M.L. King and University avenues, just north of […]

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Erin Caudell – Starting a business in downtown Flint

Q. Why did you decide to start The Local Grocer? The Local Grocer’s M.L. King Avenue location is an expansion of our store inside the Flint Farmers’ Market. Our farm in Beecher supplies much of the produce we sell. We work with other small farmers that also share our production values and growing practices. Our […]

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2016 Kudos Winner Communities First

Communities First is located in downtown Flint. With the votes of Facebook fans they received a $500 donation from Kudos magazine. The mission of Communities First, Inc. is to promote and provide an improved quality of life for residents of distressed communities through economic development and affordable housing solutions. Founded in 2010 by Glenn and […]

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MSU Hurley Pediatric Public Health Initiative

Hurley Children’s Hospital has teamed up with Michigan State University to launch a comprehensive years-long effort to help Flint children after the citywide lead exposure from tainted municipal water. The new Pediatric Public Health Initiative, announced in January, will address the lead exposure and its effects on multiple fronts, including assessments, continued research and monitoring […]

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Fox Salutes Our Troops

For the men and women serving in the military, especially those deployed overseas, being separated from their homes and families is a lonely business. And for those of us at home?  It may be hard to admit, but it  can be easy to forget about the thousands of soldiers who have dedicated this time in their […]

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Flint Gets Help From Home Depot

Help From The Home Depot It was truly a case of one good deed leading to another. On Sept. 30, about 80 Home Depot employees were volunteering their time at a community service project in Flint, building wheelchair ramps and making improvements to the homes of two veterans. The volunteer effort, part of the home […]

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Hurley, Kohl’s Team Up for Healthy Kids

Kohl’s Cares….Really. Truly. If you have ever shopped at Kohl’s, you’ve probably seen the racks of stuffed animals and books near the department store’s checkout counters. At just $5 each, with signs promising proceeds to charity, the ever-changing assortment of beloved plush figures, such as Dr. Seuss characters, Snoopy or Mickey Mouse, along with children’s […]

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