Joyful jazz at The Whiting launches nationwide Mott/Lincoln Center program for kids
Sep21

Joyful jazz at The Whiting launches nationwide Mott/Lincoln Center program for kids

By Jan Worth-Nelson Everybody in the lobby of The Whiting auditorium seemed happy Thursday afternoon as jazz great Wynton Marsalis came to town to ring in a new C.S. Mott Foundation partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York  for kids, music, and after school programs. Joining Marsalis, who arrived in the late afternoon before a free public concert held later,  was a roomful of Flint elementary school students eager to meet...

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Recycling participation, PODS updates highlight FNU monthly meeting
Sep15

Recycling participation, PODS updates highlight FNU monthly meeting

  By Sherrema Bower The City of Flint’s recycling program and the closing of Points of Distribution Sites (PODS) were topics of interest at the Flint Neighborhoods United (FNU) monthly meeting at Woodside Church,  Saturday, Sept. 9.  About 25 people attended, representing a variety of community groups. Heather Griffin, waste services coordinator at the City of Flint, summarized the City’s recycling program, started in 2013, when...

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Kindness Rally begins with love for oneself, unconditional love for others
Sep10

Kindness Rally begins with love for oneself, unconditional love for others

By Jan Worth-Nelson While hundreds of motorcyclists revved just a few hundred yards away in downtown Flint Saturday, about 50 people came together for a much quieter cause:  a call for kindness.  They rallied in bright sun with a sign offering “Hugs for Unity” under the Mahatma Gandhi statue at Willson Park. The rally was sponsored by Neighborhoods Without Borders, an organization which focuses on dismantling systemic and...

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East Village Magazine – September 2017
Sep06

East Village Magazine – September 2017

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

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Village Life:  Flint moves beyond ghosts as autumn whispers in
Sep03

Village Life: Flint moves beyond ghosts as autumn whispers in

By Jan Worth-Nelson It’s a lovely cool morning, clear and fresh, reminding me of why it’s good to be in the Midwest. It feels like the first day of fall, the light turning slightly mellow, even though it’s only the first of September, and I’m up early going next door where new tenants are moving in today to what was our first home on Maxine. The empty house looks beautiful to my sleepy eyes, a classic Flint colonial with warm wood...

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