Village Life:  Why I use medical cannabis
Aug01

Village Life: Why I use medical cannabis

By Ted Nelson I thought I was losing my mind.  Two sleepless nights in a row had left me exhausted, depressed, and mentally discombobulated.  I was having dinner at my Los Angeles apartment with my youngest son, sharing my distress. A month earlier, I had been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate after complaining of regularly having to get up at night to pee.  My doctor prescribed Flomax.  Two weeks on Flomax and my nighttime runs to...

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Commentary:   At 50-year milestone, our parks–our gems–are worth celebrating
Jul31

Commentary: At 50-year milestone, our parks–our gems–are worth celebrating

By James Woolcock The Genesee County Parks are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018 and our parks are certainly worth celebrating.  Did you know that Genesee County has the largest county park system in the state of Michigan, measured by acreage? While congratulations are certainly in order for the Parks Commission, a recent story on our county parks in My City Magazine (July 2018) told only part of the story.  Just a brief...

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Commentary:  Judicial elections are often invisible, confusing–but important
Jul31

Commentary: Judicial elections are often invisible, confusing–but important

By Paul Rozycki What is it that makes us trust our judges? Their independence in office and manner of appointment. –John Marshall Last month, Genesee County witnessed a rather unusual event — as reported by East Village Magazine — a judicial forum  for the candidates running to fill three slots on the 7th Circuit Court.  In a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Genesee County Bar Association, eight...

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Review:  Hot Friday the 13th downtown ARTWALK a feast of stellar art and music
Jul15

Review: Hot Friday the 13th downtown ARTWALK a feast of stellar art and music

By Patsy Isenberg A lot of people came to downtown Flint on Friday the 13th for ARTWALK,  which takes place the second Friday of every month. ARTWALK is sponsored by The Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) and includes many galleries, bars and restaurants along and near Saginaw Street. It was hot that night. But at least it wasn’t raining or windy. It was actually a perfect night for the event and it did not disappoint the festival...

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Commentary:  Arts millage advocates need to answer basic questions to help voters decide
Jul09

Commentary: Arts millage advocates need to answer basic questions to help voters decide

By Linda Pohly The Genesee County ballot for  Aug. 7 will include a proposal for an Arts Education & Cultural Enrichment Millage.  If the millage passes, according to Citizens for a Better Genesee County, the group behind the millage campaign, the County–through its taxpayers–would pay an estimated $8.2 million per year for 10 years to the Flint Cultural Center Foundation for division among three Cultural Center...

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Commentary:  A primary primer for the Aug. 7 election — REMEMBER TO VOTE
Jul03

Commentary: A primary primer for the Aug. 7 election — REMEMBER TO VOTE

By Paul Rozycki In less than a month, in the midst of summer vacations, art fairs, festivals, and car shows, Michigan will hold its regular primary, and the turnout is likely to be low, as it has been for years. That’s unfortunate because, for most officials, the primary is the real election—whoever wins the primary is likely to win in November. That’s because most of our election districts are gerrymandered to favor one party or the...

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