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Welcome to our village!

Thank you for joining us here at the exciting opening of our new website.  We are so grateful to be back online after months of repairs and redesign.  It has been a tumultuous year for us, beginning with the death of our founder, Gary Custer, in January, and the crash of our old site last spring.  But here we are back, brighter, committed and in what Gary used to call the “East Village state of mind.” That means we’re feisty as ever and devoted to giving you news and great writing generated by volunteer citizen journalists about neighborhoods, the kind of city that sustains neighborhoods, and the things you need to know to be informed participants in our world together.  Our home is Flint, Michigan – we began in a neighborhood east of downtown.  But we also live and celebrate in a larger world.  After all, as Gary noted, “We all live east of somewhere.”  So, wherever you’re hailing from, we welcome you to our version of an electronic village.

We are still creating content and adding features, so come back and visit us often. Much more is on the way.

Abundant thanks to our tech guru, Dean Paxton, for this web design, and thanks to Edwin D. Custer for the design – since 1976 – of our EVM logo.