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Remember when the Flint Farmers' Market was the old Flint Journal press plant?
11/08/2020

Remember when the Flint Farmers' Market was the old Flint Journal press plant?

I would love for Cork on Saginaw to cater my Thanksgiving! #supportlocalbusiness #loveflint #ThatStuffingLooksAmazing
11/07/2020

I would love for Cork on Saginaw to cater my Thanksgiving! #supportlocalbusiness #loveflint #ThatStuffingLooksAmazing

Let us do the cooking for you! Thanksgiving Dinner for 4 ready for pick-up Wednesday November 25th! Place your order now before it sells out! Follow the link. corkonsaginaw.com #thanksgivingdinner #cookforme #turkey #sweetpotato #stuffingmyface

Anyone remember the concerts at the old IMA? Foghat performed there on this day in 1974!
11/06/2020

Anyone remember the concerts at the old IMA? Foghat performed there on this day in 1974!

Shout out to Flint Handmade for caring about our community! #loveflint #supportlocal #yarnbrigade
11/06/2020

Shout out to Flint Handmade for caring about our community! #loveflint #supportlocal #yarnbrigade

The Flint Handmade Yarn Brigade recently dropped over 150 hats and scarves on fences and railings at four locations in Downtown Flint:

MTA - Flint MI
YWCA Greater Flint
Catholic Charities Flint and Owosso
Carriage Town Ministries

Each item has a tag that reads: “Free to a good home! If you’re cold, please take me to warm up!”

If you have handmade hats or scarves you would like to donate to Operation: Warm Up Flint, please message us!

#flinthandmade #yarnbrigade #knit #crochet #yarnbombing #craftingforacause

The third webinar for local food entrepreneurs is coming up. No cost to attend! Register at go.umflint.edu/buildingblock...
11/05/2020

The third webinar for local food entrepreneurs is coming up. No cost to attend! Register at go.umflint.edu/buildingblocksthree

Who would rather look up at the Weatherball, than down at their phone? #niceweathertoday #loveflint
11/03/2020

Who would rather look up at the Weatherball, than down at their phone? #niceweathertoday #loveflint

The Citizens Bank Weatherball lit up for the first time on October 30, 1956. This promotional card from Sloan Museum’s archives explains the Weather Code. The Flint Journal reported:

"A. E. Burgtorf, meteorologist in charge of the Flint Weather Bureau, said the bureau issues four forecasts each day and that these will be relayed to the bank. He warned that citizens may find the ball a paradox for a time; that it may, for example, sometimes indicate fair weather about the time it starts to rain. He pointed out that the ball will not control the weather, nor will it forecast or predict it. The ball will only indicate periodic forecasts given out by the bureau."

Image Transcription:
Color Legend CB Weather Forecast
Weather Code
🔴 When the Weatherball is red, higher temperature’s ahead
🔵 When the Weatherball is blue, lower temperature is due
🟡 Yellow light in Weatherball means there’ll be no change at all
🌧️ When colors blink in agitation, there’s going to be precipitation
Citizens Commercial and Savings Bank
In all kinds of weather you can depend on your Citizens Bank

Beautiful weather? Amazing art? Flint pride? Check out this great event!
11/02/2020

Beautiful weather? Amazing art? Flint pride? Check out this great event!

We want to help you take advantage of the freaky-warm weather this Friday and Saturday and offer our outdoor classroom experience!

It's a 1.7 mile walk that showcases 35/145 murals, telling you the background of who the artist is, why they painted what you see and how Flint is now a hot topic of the global art movement that is a Banksy obsessed world! Did you know Banksy came to Michigan in 2015 or why the alleys have little painted boxes? Two hours of wild stories and colorful art!

How to book? Find a group of ten-or-less people (masks required) and coordinate a time to meet the experience can be one or two hours)

Then write us [email protected] with that info and we will reply to confirm and share the details..

“The removal of the Hamilton Dam in Flint–which was in disrepair and posed a flooding risk–touched off a similar process...
11/02/2020
Building partnerships to redevelop riverfronts in Flint and Detroit

“The removal of the Hamilton Dam in Flint–which was in disrepair and posed a flooding risk–touched off a similar process, leading various partners including the Mott Foundation, City of Flint, and Genesee County Parks to reimagine the waterfront through the Flint Riverfront Restoration Project.”

The Detroit Riverwalk — which currently runs from just west of downtown nearly to Belle Isle — is one of the most visited spots in the city next to places like Ford Field and Little Caesar’s Arena. “I just think we've done a great job since the inception of the organization, to make people f...

11/02/2020
On this day in 1947! Old Newsboys of Flint doing good work then too!
11/01/2020

On this day in 1947! Old Newsboys of Flint doing good work then too!

10/31/2020
Shout out to Jimmy and the crew for tackling this dirty job! #flintmichigan #dirtywork #loveflint
10/30/2020

Shout out to Jimmy and the crew for tackling this dirty job! #flintmichigan #dirtywork #loveflint

On this day in 1972! Who was there?
10/29/2020

On this day in 1972! Who was there?

10/29/2020
“I’m so honored and humbled to be the 2020 recipient of the Fries Prize,” Hanna-Attisha said. “It was created to be some...
10/28/2020
Dr. Mona donates $60,000 in prize money after winning award for work on Flint water crisis

“I’m so honored and humbled to be the 2020 recipient of the Fries Prize,” Hanna-Attisha said. “It was created to be something like the Nobel Prize in health. The recognition also has added gravity because I’m the first woman recipient in over a decade and only the fourth woman in the almost 30-year history of the award.” Congratulations Dr. Mona! #flintstrong

The Hurley Medical Center pediatrician who helped blow the whistle on the Flint water crisis has been awarded the 2020 Fries Prize for Improving Public Health and has already donated a $60,000 prize to Flint’s recovery efforts.

Have you tried the bagels from Bagel on the Run? They’re phenomenal! #supportlocal #loveflint #bagelsandlox
10/27/2020

Have you tried the bagels from Bagel on the Run? They’re phenomenal! #supportlocal #loveflint #bagelsandlox

Stop by Bagel on the Run at the Flint Farmers Market from 9÷5 on Tues, Thurs and Sat for Bagels, Muffins, Flavored Cream Cheese Spreads and Sandwiches.
#flintfarmersmarket #bagelontherun #BOTR #bagels #bagelsandwich #bagelandlox #muffins #sandwichesrule #loxandbagels #lox #loxbagel

What’re your thoughts on this?
10/25/2020
I-475 proposal imagines massive investment, new look for downtown Flint

What’re your thoughts on this?

Flint officials are promoting a massive project to remake I-475 in the downtown area, a proposal that calls for filling in the existing interstate, creating a boulevard route near the center of the city, and freeing up about 30 acres of new land for development.

There’s a week left to vote for your favorite Halloween decorated Flint Farmers' Market booth! #loveflint #ContestAlert
10/24/2020

There’s a week left to vote for your favorite Halloween decorated Flint Farmers' Market booth! #loveflint #ContestAlert

📣 It's CONTEST time! 🎃

Our vendors have been hard at work decorating and now it's up to you to vote for your favorite booth! 🧟‍♀️

👻 Vote by liking your favorite vendor photo. The photo with the most likes/reactions on October 31st at noon will be our winner! Share this post to help your favorite vendor get more votes.

Communities First is partnering with Flint Neighborhoods United and Keep Genesee County Beautiful for the cleanup effort...
10/23/2020
Step Up Pick Up event the latest of many creative ways neighborhoods have been engaged this year

Communities First is partnering with Flint Neighborhoods United and Keep Genesee County Beautiful for the cleanup effort. Keep Genesee County Beautiful works with community organizations throughout the year for various cleanup activities in neighborhoods and parks. They provide residents or groups with supplies like lawn and leaf bags, gloves, and garbage bags. #loveflint

Communities First, Inc., Flint Neighborhoods United, and Keep Genesee County Beautiful are teaming up for a cleanup event this week.

After being closed for months, the Capitol Theatre is opening back up! Which movie are you excited to go see? #downtownf...
10/21/2020
Back at it Again: The Capitol Theatre Reopens its Doors

After being closed for months, the Capitol Theatre is opening back up! Which movie are you excited to go see? #downtownflint #loveflint

The Capitol Theatre Reopens its Doors After being closed for months, the Capitol Theatre is finally able to open its doors. And for its first showings, the historic theatre is bringing back movies! Under the guidelines for indoor venues, the Capitol Theatre will open at 20 percent capacity with a

Flint Downtown Development Authority's cover photo
10/20/2020

Flint Downtown Development Authority's cover photo

Check out our magical downtown getting into the Halloween spirit! Shout out to Shedd-Frasier for donating the lights, an...
10/20/2020

Check out our magical downtown getting into the Halloween spirit! Shout out to Shedd-Frasier for donating the lights, and to Hunt Farms for donating the corn stalks and bales of hay! #loveflint #flintdda

“Several Flint organizations and fitness providers have made use of parks and other green spaces in the city to provide ...
10/18/2020
Flint’s outdoor spaces provide valuable fitness -- and mental health -- outlets for residents

“Several Flint organizations and fitness providers have made use of parks and other green spaces in the city to provide exercise classes this summer. Many running groups in Flint, who would traditionally participate in the Crim Fitness Foundation’s training program, for example, still met regularly and came up with unique ways to run or walk together safely.”

Flint offered plenty of outdoor spaces to help people with exercise -- and mental health -- over the summer.

Who wants tacos for lunch today?
10/17/2020

Who wants tacos for lunch today?

Get your weekend started off right!
#xoloflint #downtownflint #tacos

Tomorrow at Comma Bookstore & Social Hub! #downtownflint #HispanicHeritageMonth Latinx Technology & Community Center
10/16/2020

Tomorrow at Comma Bookstore & Social Hub! #downtownflint #HispanicHeritageMonth Latinx Technology & Community Center

Mark your calendars for November 12th to participate in Pitch4K Idea Pitch Competition! #flint #entrepreneur
10/14/2020

Mark your calendars for November 12th to participate in Pitch4K Idea Pitch Competition! #flint #entrepreneur

UM-Flint's [IN] Innovation Incubator staff are excited to work with another group of Pitch4K finalists to develop their business pitches and slide decks. Join us Nov. 12 for the next virtual Pitch4K pitch competition to support the great ideas coming out of Genesee County! For more information, please contact Nic at [email protected] or www.thepitch4k.com

100K Ideas Mott Foundation The Ferris Wheel University of Michigan-Flint Michigan Economic Development Corporation Michigan SBDC

Congratulations to Mia Nicole Media! It’s always exciting to see new businesses downtown! #supportlocal #downtownflint
10/13/2020

Congratulations to Mia Nicole Media! It’s always exciting to see new businesses downtown! #supportlocal #downtownflint

And the ribbon is cut! Congratulations to Mia Nicole Media on its new location in downtown Flint (629 1/2 Saginaw St). The local media company provides photography and video services, with a portfolio ranging from senior and family portraits to weddings and event coverage. To learn more, visit mianicolemedia.com.

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So I'm at the flat lot, the terminal is out of paper, I was charged I have no receipt and I'm now running late for an appointment. I called the number on your page to speak to someone. You're not taking calls and your voicemail box is full. Are you serious right now?
Hello Flint community! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️
Lang Constructors Inc. has partnered with Marshall Contracting Services to host our next food give away on 5/21/20 11am at U-Haul 3083 Miller Rd. Flint Mi 48507. Please share to get the word out.
Lang Constructors has teamed up with Calvin and Company Inc to host a free food give away at the Dort Mall 5/7/20 12:00pm.
Did you know your neighbors up in Byron are working hard to get the attention of Erin & Ben of HGTV‘s show ‘Hometown’? While we patiently wait for HGTV to announce the lucky winners, we’re working hard to show HGTV how many people would ‘like’ to see Byron featured in their next season!
Maybe someone at the DDA can explain to me why I pay $240 a month for parking and can't find a parking spot, but both the entry and exit gates hang wide open for people to park for free? It's happening more and more. You guys need to get it worked out.
How much are the wristbands for downtown flint