Your guide to Easter weekend activities in Flint, Genesee County
FLINT, MI — There will be plenty of goodies to uncover at Easter egg hunts around Genesee County. Easter egg hunt, free lunch and bike giveaway with world champion boxer Claressa ShieldsCome out and meet Flint’s world champion boxer Claressa Shields and have your children participate in the largest Easter Egg hunt in Genesee County. Sprout Worldwide brings Easter back to downtown FlintAiesha Lewis, Owner of Sprout Worldwide, is bringing Easter downtown again with The Downtown Flint Egg-Stravaganza. The event is powered by the Flint Institute of Music, Flint Downtown Development Authority, The What’s Up Downtown Flint project, Team Mari and Eye Snap Studios LLC. Everyone who comes to the North End Soup Kitchen for Easter lunch will receive a free Easter basket.mlive.com
Sri Lanka says it is probing allegations against spy agency
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered an investigation of allegations that some members of state intelligence agencies knew and met with people who carried out Easter Sunday bombings in 2019 that killed more than 260 people, a government official said. The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka wrote to the president on Tuesday raising concerns about the government's handling of the suicide bombings and asking it to investigate alleged links between intelligence personnel and the group that carried out the attacks. Another man did not carry out a planned attack at a fourth tourist hotel but killed himself later by exploding the bomb at a different location.news.yahoo.com
Into the Mystical and Inexplicable World of Dowsing
For centuries, dowsers have claimed the ability to find groundwater, precious metals, and other quarry using divining rods and an uncanny intuition. Is it the real deal or woo-woo? Dan Schwartz suspends disbelief to see for himself.outsideonline.com
‘Spirit of global responsibility’: Pope discusses pandemic, war in Easter address
Describing vaccines as an “essential tool” in the pandemic battle, Francis called for a “spirit of global responsibility” as he encouraged nations to overcome “delays in the distribution of vaccines” and ensure that the shots reach the poorest nations. “Everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us, requires assistance and has the right to have access to necessary care.” the pontiff said. “The pandemic is still spreading, while the social and economic crisis remains severe, especially for the poor. “That is today’s scandal.”The pontiff prayed that public authorities would see to it that those needing assistance have a “decent standard of living. Francis prayed for the safe return home of prisoners of long conflicts in Europe, in eastern Ukraine and in Nagorno-Karabkh.mlive.com
Easter Sunday: List of stores closing or staying open
Eggs, candy and bunnies are traditionally all part of America's Easter holiday. There is a list of stores that plan to be closed on Easter Sunday this year. That’s April 4. Many larger grocery stores, pharmacies and retailers are planning to give employees time off this time around. Here’s the list of stores that plan to be open on Easter, per RetailMenot.
Brutal storms moving into the East after a harrowing night of tornadoes in the South leaves 20 dead
The East Coast braced for an onslaught of severe weather Monday after a harrowing Easter night that saw people huddled in basements, closets and tubs as tornadoes raged across the South, leaving at least 20 dead. Destructive winds, tornadoes and flooding were possible Monday, the Weather Channel said, one day after at least 39 reported tornadoes pounded several states. The toll so far is staggering: Eleven people were killed in Mississippi, and six more died in northwest Georgia. In Mississippi and Louisiana, the dangerous system spawned at least 13 radar-confirmed tornadoes Sunday that damaged up to 300 homes and buildings. While the couple were watching television in their 1919 home in Soso, the power began to blink.monroenews.com
Kroger stores adjust pharmacy, Easter hours amid pandemic
NOVI, Mich. – Kroger announced Tuesday that Michigan stores are adjusting their pharmacy hours amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Pharmacies will reduce operating hours in an effort to encourage customers to consolidate shopping trips and take advantage of Kroger’s pick up and delivery services, officials said. Beginning Wednesday, Kroger pharmacy locations will now be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. “An adjustment in hours will provide our associates more time to rest and be with their families.”Michigan Kroger stores are also offering certain hours of shopping dedicated to at risk communities. Senior shoppers, expectant mothers, first responders and those with compromised immune systems can shop from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Trump wants 'packed churches' and economy open again on Easter despite the deadly threat of coronavirus
US President Donald Trump (L) speaks during a virtual town hall meeting from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 24, 2020. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants the U.S. economy to "open" back up by Easter Sunday, despite expert warnings about the deadly threat of the coronavirus. I would love to have it open by Easter," Trump said. The New York metro area has quickly become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. New York Gov. A senior administration official told CNBC that Fauci was at the White House on Monday and had numerous meetings with the coronavirus task force Tuesday.cnbc.com