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My Giving

No Child is Forgotten by these Goodfellows

No Child is Forgotten by these Goodfellows

Old Newsboys celebrate 90th anniversary! The year was 1924, and despite a rapidly expanding auto industry, there were hundreds of hungry children in Flint. The Old Newsboys of Flint, Inc. was formed that year to help those in desperate need. Two Goodfellows from Detroit’s Old Newsboys visited Flint’s Buick Body Plant to help kick-start the…

July 15, 2014

My Musings

Hero Worship

Hero Worship

A tear rolled down my cheek and splashed the greeting card in my hands as I read, Your blood donation made a real difference. I felt so much better and stronger. I am in Heaven now, but your gift bought me precious time with my family that I might not have had otherwise. Love, Stretch…

July 15, 2014

My Finances

Freedom to Make Change

Freedom to Make Change

As Americans, we live in the most forward-thinking, rewarding country in the world. The smell of fireworks still lingers from our celebration of Independence Day as we reflect upon the sacrifices made to ensure our way of life. Our forefathers envisioned a land of prosperity, where hard work was rewarded and everyone was free to…

July 15, 2014

My Arts

Macho Metal Man

Macho Metal Man

The words intriguing, salvaged and bizarre describe Todd Nikola’s art, if not the man himself. Sparks fly in a small workshop attached to a brick home on the corner of Miller Road and Ida Street. Todd is at it again, welding another of his unusual creations made from discarded metals. “I try not to pay…

July 15, 2014

My Passion

Running Man

Running Man

Mark Bauman is the envy of anyone who has ever attempted to stick with an exercise regimen … so, pretty much all of us. Commitment to exercise is a common New Year’s resolution that, in many cases, has all but faded into oblivion by Easter. Bauman’s commitment to fitness began in 1966 when he joined…

July 15, 2014

My Sport

America’s  Favorite (Vintage)  Pastime

America’s Favorite (Vintage) Pastime

Baseball is a nostalgic sport: the pace and traditions of the game, unlike the frenetic crash of bodies in American football, are reminiscent of a time long past. In Flint, those who wish to experience true old-time baseball can enjoy a vintage game played by the Lumber City Base Ball Club. While the modern game…

July 15, 2014

Articles

Almost a secret

Almost a secret

Here’s a little secret for all the Chinese food lovers out there: you can find fresh, authentic Chinese food at the Lotus Room, hidden in the Torrey Hill Plaza in Flint. Owner and cook Jack Yang says it’s not a typical Chinese restaurant with heavy décor and over-salted food. Instead, the small and simple space,…

July 15, 2014

My Community

To Market! To Market!

To Market! To Market!

The first day of summer proved a perfect day for the much-anticipated grand opening of the Flint Famers’ Market. The longest day of the year was warm and sunny as thousands upon thousands of people gathered from all across the state to enjoy the Market at its new Downtown location. My son Matt and granddaughter…

July 15, 2014

Publisher's Letter

From the Publisher

From the Publisher

Dear Readers, June was a busy and historic month for Flint. My City was the signature sponsor of “the pARTy” 2014 at the Flint Institute of Arts, and what a party it was. Co-chaired by Shannon Easter White and Raghad Farah, the planning committee executed the “Miami Chic” theme to perfection. It was one of…

July 1, 2014