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Historic Pic of the Week: Bill Lamb was a prominent local DJ who operated a record store in downtown Flint for decades o...
10/25/2021

Historic Pic of the Week: Bill Lamb was a prominent local DJ who operated a record store in downtown Flint for decades on First St. then on Harrison. Old and new fans of vinyl should check out downtown's current shop, Jack's Record Stache, for current and vintage records.

Historic Pic of the Week: Bill Lamb was a prominent local DJ who operated a record store in downtown Flint for decades on First St. then on Harrison. Old and new fans of vinyl should check out downtown's current shop, Jack's Record Stache, for current and vintage records.

Save the date!
10/23/2021

Save the date!

We are so excited to announce the final celebration from our signature series of markets at Flint Farmers' Market curated by Flint Social Club

Mark your calendar!
November 7th from 3-6PM for the most unique brunch experience in Flint!

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flint-social-club-international-brunch-market-tickets-193708656807

Read more about the project Flint Courier News
https://theflintcouriernews.com/night-market-at-flint-farmers-market-continuing-to-grow-while-approaching-final-night/

10/22/2021
10/21/2021
Tomorrow is $5 bag day! Flint Public Library Flint Farmers' Market 📖 📕 📚
10/20/2021

Tomorrow is $5 bag day! Flint Public Library Flint Farmers' Market 📖 📕 📚

Get a bag of books for $5! Friends of the Flint Public Library Used Book Sale, Thursday, October 21, 10am-3pm, Flint Farmers' Market, 300 E. First Street, Flint.

10/19/2021
#ItsSpudTime

What are your lunch plans today? 🥔
Spectacular Spudz Flint Farmers' Market

Historic Pic of the Week: Happy birthday to Ruth Rawlings Mott, born 120 years ago tomorrow in El Paso, Texas. She marri...
10/18/2021

Historic Pic of the Week: Happy birthday to Ruth Rawlings Mott, born 120 years ago tomorrow in El Paso, Texas. She married Charles Stewart Mott in 1934 and moved to Flint where she had a long and productive life. Her legacy lives on in the Ruth Mott Foundation, who funded the pivotal Downtown Facade Improvement Program that kick started downtown Flint’s revitalization in the early 2000s.

Historic Pic of the Week: Happy birthday to Ruth Rawlings Mott, born 120 years ago tomorrow in El Paso, Texas. She married Charles Stewart Mott in 1934 and moved to Flint where she had a long and productive life. Her legacy lives on in the Ruth Mott Foundation, who funded the pivotal Downtown Facade Improvement Program that kick started downtown Flint’s revitalization in the early 2000s.

#cityofflint #recycling
10/17/2021

#cityofflint #recycling

#cityofflint #recycling

10/16/2021
10/15/2021
You can catch the trucks in downtown Flint on the corner of Saginaw and Kearsley streets in the DDA lot from 3 to 6 p.m....
10/14/2021
Flint’s Food Truck Sundays continue through October

You can catch the trucks in downtown Flint on the corner of Saginaw and Kearsley streets in the DDA lot from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday weather permitting until Oct. 31. The events also include activities for children and music from a DJ. #foodtrucksunday #downtownflint

Mayor Sheldon Neely said he wants the community to have a little more fun, support local vendors and explore the city before chilly weather sets in.

Historic Pic of the Week: Not a photo, but drawing what Todd's Tavern could have looked like around 1830. John Todd came...
10/12/2021

Historic Pic of the Week: Not a photo, but drawing what Todd's Tavern could have looked like around 1830. John Todd came to the area to open an accommodation for travelers on the rough road between Detroit and Saginaw. The tavern stood on the south bank of the Flint River close to Saginaw St., roughly where the Riverfront Residence Hall stands now. Famous French traveler and writer Alexis de Tocqueville even stayed at Todd's for a night, though he was a bit put off by the welcome to Flint! "Before long the woods resounded with the barking of dogs, and we found ourselves in front of a log cabin, from which we were separated by no more than a fence. As we were about to pass through the gate, the moonlight revealed a large black bear standing on its hind legs and tugging on its chain to indicate as clearly as it could that it intended to greet us with a friendly hug. ‘What the devil kind of country is this,’ I said, ‘where they use bears as watchdogs?’"

Historic Pic of the Week: Not a photo, but drawing what Todd's Tavern could have looked like around 1830. John Todd came to the area to open an accommodation for travelers on the rough road between Detroit and Saginaw. The tavern stood on the south bank of the Flint River close to Saginaw St., roughly where the Riverfront Residence Hall stands now. Famous French traveler and writer Alexis de Tocqueville even stayed at Todd's for a night, though he was a bit put off by the welcome to Flint! "Before long the woods resounded with the barking of dogs, and we found ourselves in front of a log cabin, from which we were separated by no more than a fence. As we were about to pass through the gate, the moonlight revealed a large black bear standing on its hind legs and tugging on its chain to indicate as clearly as it could that it intended to greet us with a friendly hug. ‘What the devil kind of country is this,’ I said, ‘where they use bears as watchdogs?’"

Don’t miss the fun events happening this month! #downtownflint #flintmichigan #WhatsUpDowntown
10/11/2021

Don’t miss the fun events happening this month! #downtownflint #flintmichigan #WhatsUpDowntown

www.downtownflint.co/#calendar for the full picture but here are some highlights for activities & great social gatherings in downtown Flint this month!

Tenacity Brewing
Greater Flint Arts Council
Flint Handmade
Flint Farmers' Market
Kerale Cayton
The Eberson
Flint Downtown Development Authority
City of Flint Mayor Office
Flint Public Art Project
Bedrock Apparel
CHEF CHLOE @MARKET TAP
Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Consumers Energy

Today from 3-6pm! #downtownflint. #foodtrucksundays 🚐🍔
10/10/2021
City of Flint and the DDA host ‘Food Truck Sundays’ through October 31, 2021

Today from 3-6pm! #downtownflint. #foodtrucksundays 🚐🍔

City of Flint and the DDA host ‘Food Truck Sundays’ through October 31, 2021 Posted by: City of Flint News FLINT, Michigan — Flint and surrounding communities are invited to support small businesses by attending “Food Truck Sundays”, every Sunday until Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 3 to 6 ...

Check it out! Presentations due by October 25th! ❄️ ⛄️
10/09/2021

Check it out! Presentations due by October 25th! ❄️ ⛄️

Check it out! Presentations due by October 25th! ❄️ ⛄️

10/08/2021
#supportlocalbusiness #flintmichigan #flintproud Steady Eddy's Cafe at the Market
10/07/2021

#supportlocalbusiness #flintmichigan #flintproud Steady Eddy's Cafe at the Market

🗣 Attention Friends:
The month of October we will be featuring The Red Kettle Chicken Club with 20% of proceeds helping to fill the kettle and hearts of families in our community. Stop in Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday 8am-2:15pm and Friday 8am-1:15pm. Thank you! 😉

Historic Pic of the Week: The Ferris Wheel building recently sold. Many folks know that the name was inspired by the for...
10/05/2021

Historic Pic of the Week: The Ferris Wheel building recently sold. Many folks know that the name was inspired by the former owner, Ferris Furs, who occupied the space for over fifty years. Fewer know that the building originally housed Pringle's Furniture. This shot, from around 1928, also shows the Liberal Credit Clothing Co, now home to Flint City T-Shirts. In the late 1990s this seven story building was for sale for just $5,000!

Historic Pic of the Week: The Ferris Wheel building recently sold. Many folks know that the name was inspired by the former owner, Ferris Furs, who occupied the space for over fifty years. Fewer know that the building originally housed Pringle's Furniture. This shot, from around 1928, also shows the Liberal Credit Clothing Co, now home to Flint City T-Shirts. In the late 1990s this seven story building was for sale for just $5,000!

Congratulations Flint City Hard Cider Co.! #flintproud #supportlocalbusiness
10/04/2021
Flint is now home to one of the world’s best ciders

Congratulations Flint City Hard Cider Co.! #flintproud #supportlocalbusiness

Flint City Hard Cider has won a silver medal in the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry competition, which is the world’s largest cider contest.

10/03/2021
See you next Sunday! ☔️
10/02/2021

See you next Sunday! ☔️

*EVENT UPDATE*
Due to a high percentage of rain in the forecast for Sunday, October 3, 2021, the Food Truck event is cancelled. Any licensed and insured food truck vendor interested in participating in the remaining dates October 10, 17, 24 or 31, should email Samantha Fountain at [email protected].

It’s a gorgeous fall day to shop in downtown Flint! 🍁 Reclaimed by Whaley
09/30/2021

It’s a gorgeous fall day to shop in downtown Flint! 🍁 Reclaimed by Whaley

Duran Duran in 1993.
09/29/2021

Duran Duran in 1993.

Duran Duran in 1993.

Happy National Good Neighbor Day! #flintmichigan #loveflint #GoodNeighborDay
09/28/2021

Happy National Good Neighbor Day! #flintmichigan #loveflint #GoodNeighborDay

7 Days of Good Neighboring

1. Meet someone new day 9/25
Introduce yourself to someone you don’t know.

2. Share kindness day 9/26
Surprise a neighbor with a gift.

3. Walk or bike ride day 9/27
Invite someone to go for a walk or bike ride
with you around the neighborhood.

4. Share a meal day 9/28
National Good Neighbor Day
Gather with other neighbors and share a meal together.

5. Plant something day 9/29
Make where you live more beautiful by planting
something that brightens up the community.

6. Encouragement day 9/30
Write a hand written note or send a text to a neighbor.

7. Celebrate a pet day 10/1
Share a treat with a neighbor’s pet and share a photo
of your pet and how you enjoy your neighborhood
with your furry family too.

Bonus! Good Neighbor Serve Day
Let’s join together make where we live better
and help a neighbor with a project.

Source: NationalGoodNeighborDay.com
#GoodNeighborDay

Historic Pic of the Week: In September, 1861 the 16th Michigan Infantry joined the Army of the Potomac. It was organized...
09/27/2021

Historic Pic of the Week: In September, 1861 the 16th Michigan Infantry joined the Army of the Potomac. It was organized by Thomas Stockton, who became their first Colonel and whose home still stands on Ann Arbor St. Stockton was married to Maria Smith, daughter of fur trader Jacob Smith, the first permanent white resident on what had been Ojibway land. Best known for being part of the defense of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, the 16th was engaged in almost every major action in the East and contained many men from the Flint area.

Historic Pic of the Week: In September, 1861 the 16th Michigan Infantry joined the Army of the Potomac. It was organized by Thomas Stockton, who became their first Colonel and whose home still stands on Ann Arbor St. Stockton was married to Maria Smith, daughter of fur trader Jacob Smith, the first permanent white resident on what had been Ojibway land. Best known for being part of the defense of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, the 16th was engaged in almost every major action in the East and contained many men from the Flint area.

“Community Read’s next discussion series begins on Saturday, Oct. 2. To sign up, either visit the registration drive thi...
09/26/2021
Flint book club looks to promote inclusion, understanding through reading - Flint Beat

“Community Read’s next discussion series begins on Saturday, Oct. 2. To sign up, either visit the registration drive this weekend or Community Read’s website. Books can be picked up from Comma Bookstore after the distribution this Saturday, while supplies last.”

Flint, MI---Community Read, a city-wide book club looking to promote dialogue around inclusion and understanding in Flint, will be at the Flint Farmers’

Shop downtown Flint at Shops on Saginaw! #rainydayshopping #downtownflint #SupportSmallBusiness
09/25/2021

Shop downtown Flint at Shops on Saginaw! #rainydayshopping #downtownflint #SupportSmallBusiness

What are your Friday night plans? #downtownflint #loveflint #supportlocalbusiness Churchill's Food & Spirits
09/24/2021

What are your Friday night plans? #downtownflint #loveflint #supportlocalbusiness Churchill's Food & Spirits

Your dinner is ready!
Ancho Glazed Salmon
#churchillsflint #downtownflint #dinnertime #anchoglazedsalmon #visitdowntownflint

Did you lose power yesterday? Treat yourself to a delicious lunch at Steady Eddy's Cafe at the Market at Flint Farmers' ...
09/23/2021

Did you lose power yesterday? Treat yourself to a delicious lunch at Steady Eddy's Cafe at the Market at Flint Farmers' Market after you finish picking up branches in the yard! #comfortfoodeats #loveflint #thanksconsumersenergy

Food Truck Sundays are set to place from 3-6 p.m. starting Sunday, Sept. 26 and run each Sunday through Oct. 31 in the F...
09/22/2021
Food Truck Sundays kicks off this weekend in Flint

Food Truck Sundays are set to place from 3-6 p.m. starting Sunday, Sept. 26 and run each Sunday through Oct. 31 in the Flat Lot, located at 125 E. Kearsley St., in downtown Flint.

Food Truck Sundays will run each Sunday beginning Sept. 26 through Oct. 31.

09/21/2021
Historic Pic of the Week: The Gus Macker tournament reminded us that basketball has a long history in Flint. Invented in...
09/20/2021

Historic Pic of the Week: The Gus Macker tournament reminded us that basketball has a long history in Flint. Invented in 1891, it exploded in popularity and by about 1910 Buick was hosting a team that competed against other local squads. Basketball would be a key sport for the Industrial Mutual Association.

Historic Pic of the Week: The Gus Macker tournament reminded us that basketball has a long history in Flint. Invented in 1891, it exploded in popularity and by about 1910 Buick was hosting a team that competed against other local squads. Basketball would be a key sport for the Industrial Mutual Association.

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Just wondering if this is accurate? Flat open after 5?
What kind of scam is the Flint DDA trying to pull on people by sending them tickets, when the parking machines Will Not accept coins or a credit/debit card??? I was parked in a Handicapped spot in front of the Courthouse where you are supposed to park for free. I still tried several times on 2 different parking machines to pay and they Didn't work. I saw 6 people try to use coins and cards and they Didn't work. They even moved to different parking spots to try finding a parking machine that worked! I encourage everyone who received tickets on July 12, to fight them. I am for sure contesting the tickets and Will Not pay. Go down to the back of the building on 502 Church St. and explain about the parking machines not working and they can stamp your ticket Void and send you on your way. I did it before when they were wrong, and they did it for other people also that day.
You have to know much Leadership of the Flint DDA is being paid when they have to steal money from the proposed, Genesee Health System's Community Mental Health Millage that is up for a vote May 4th. This is not the first Millage they have stolen money from. I guess they can't get their own millage pasted, so the have to strong arm money of other's millage proposals. It's should be one of those things that make you go HMMMM?
If only your "news letter" were as good as your FB Page. Your Twitter is also severely lacking in content. What Civil Sucker is in charge of social media anyhow? Lazy for sure. Take out taxes and run!
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