Ashley Schafer

Ashley Schafer is a reporter for Flintside. A lifelong Flint resident, she attended Mott Community College to study history and creative writing. She's married Bobby Schafer, aka Bob Cat. They have two children, Scarlet and Violet, and live on Flint's eastside. She can be reached at [email protected].

In The News Kady Yellow is stepping into a newly created position within Flint’s Downtown Development Authority to bring more diversity and inclusivity to Flint’s ever-growing downtown scene.
Feature Story Boys and Girls Club members express themselves with paint in the Art Room during the summer of 2019.
In The News The $2,500 grant will help Kettering reach more kids of all ages who want to explore their passion for STEM.

Kettering opens registration for STEM summer programs


In The News Starting June 5, a new route from Flint to Nashville will take off twice a week from Bishop International Airport.

Bishop Airport opens new route to Music City


In The News  By offering low-cost  and innovative designs, Divide Design is able to cater to entrepreneurs, start-ups, and non-profit spaces like the Ferris Wheel downtown and the Lean Rocket Lab in Jackson, MI.
Feature Story La'Asia Johnson, 25, has steeped herself in all-natural skin care, educating customers about natural ingredients and the magic that can happen when you mix them all together.

How one Flint business owner is whipping up essential self-care


In The News The Fatima family is just one family that has participated in the bookshelf project as part of The Flint Club's literacy initiative "Books Change Lives."
In The News Sally Shaheen-Joseph, a two-term Mott Community College trustee, was recognized among seven co-nominees in a ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Factory One,

Mott Community College trustee awarded 2019 Sybyl Award


In The News Hurley's 11th annual Pink Night Palooza garnered record funds that will go towards their Breast Cancer Patient Navigation program.

Over $170,000 raised through Hurley breast cancer awareness event


In The News With 56 active projects, the Ferris Wheel provides assessments, research, and work space to entrepreneurs all over the city.

The Ferris Wheel awarded for growing Flint entrepreneurship


In The News Blessed to be a blessing

Free turkey dinner serving hope to Flint families


In The News TaWannaA2019

Free expo offers mental health advice, activities


In The News Whaley Sign

$100K helps let Whaley kids be kids


In The News Genesee District Library
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