EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2021: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has updated and extended the Gatherings and Mask Order through Monday, April 19, 2021. Restaurants and bars are open at 50% capacity with up to 100 people, in addition to outdoor dining, carry-out, and delivery. Night clubs and water parks remain closed. For additional information, please visit michigan.gov or view MDHHS's Gathering Guidelines. For the most current travel information, please view Travel Michigan's Guidelines for Travelers.

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A family takes a photo near the rose garden at Applewood Estate in Flint, Michigan.

Love Local: Spend Valentine’s Day in Flint & Genesee

Dubbed the most romantic holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day is a day for loved ones to spend time together. There are many ways couples celebrate the day or even the weekend: an overnight stay at a hotel, a date night, a new adventure. However, you spend the day with your loved one, spend it in…

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Dine Out in Flint & Genesee

As of February 1, restaurants in Michigan have been given the clear to open with some restrictions still put in place. Dining rooms are able to open in the state at 25 percent capacity, following social distance protocols including spacing guests at least six feet apart and seating table with no…

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Explore Nature During the Winter with Snowshoeing

Snowshoes have a long history and have been used by many different cultures for thousands of years. In America, Indigenous people developed the most advanced and diverse snowshoes before the 20 th century, and snowshoes were adopted by Europeans during early colonialism. The tool has been used to…

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Jump into the Holiday Spirit in Flint & Genesee

December is here and soon people around the world will be celebrating a variety of holidays from Hannukah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa – and even Festivus – most members of the community will be celebrating some holiday during the month. According to a study performed by The Harris Poll, Christmas is a…

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Support Small in Flint & Genesee

Small business has taken a big hit this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, it is more important than ever to support small businesses during the holidays. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, small businesses account for 47.5 percent of jobs of the state’s…

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