Commentary:  Why to vote “No” on the Flint Charter revision:  existing one already is “masterful”
Jul26

Commentary: Why to vote “No” on the Flint Charter revision: existing one already is “masterful”

Flint voters will be asked to vote Aug. 8 on whether to approve a new charter for the city.  As Paul Rozycki explained in his July column in EVM, the current city’s charter was last revised in 1974, when Flint’s population was nearly 200,000 and there were still 80,000 well paid GM jobs in the county.  The nine elected charter commission members, chaired by Cleora Magee, have been at work for two years,  and have developed...

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Creative neighbors implement plan to water parkway trees
Jul10

Creative neighbors implement plan to water parkway trees

By Jan Worth-Nelson Mike Keeler and Andy Everman are two of the city trees’ best friends. Keeler, president of the College Cultural Neighborhood Association, and Everman, a board member of the Genesee Conservation District and ardent advocate for city trees,  are making the rounds now with their water wagon — a contraption devised to make use of water from Gilkey Creek. The combination of two donated 55-gallon plastic...

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East Village Magazine – July 2017
Jul06

East Village Magazine – July 2017

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download...

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This month in The Village:  July features storytelling, folk music, Lit Fest, Rumplestiltskin
Jul05

This month in The Village: July features storytelling, folk music, Lit Fest, Rumplestiltskin

Compiled by Meghan Christian “This Month” highlights a selection of interesting events available to our readers — beginning after our hard copy publication date of July 6.  It is not an exhaustive list, rather a sampling of opportunities in the city. Minecraft July 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 3 p.m. Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St. Admission: Free For ages 10 and up, play Minecraft at the library. To...

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Village Life:  Flint Pride community says, “You are safe here,” offers welcome and celebration
Jul05

Village Life: Flint Pride community says, “You are safe here,” offers welcome and celebration

By Meghan Christian I have always considered myself to be an ordinary person. I did well in school, but wasn’t the smartest kid. I was in theatre and choir, but never got the lead or a solo. I have always had great friends, but I wasn’t one of the popular kids. I figured that I was just a square peg that fit into a square hole and that would be the end of it all. It wasn’t until I was in middle school that I would start to feel a...

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