As five water PODs close, officials declare city water “improving” despite trust deficits
Jul26

As five water PODs close, officials declare city water “improving” despite trust deficits

By Jan Worth-Nelson Flanked by a handful of state officials, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver today announced that five of the city’s water distribution sites, called “PODS,”  will be closed by the end of the summer — two Aug. 11 and three more Sept. 5. The closures reflect the news that the city’s water is on the mend, with state officials reporting lead readings from recent testing well below federal...

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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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Literary Festival to feature acclaimed writers, workshop, book fair and more
Jun30

Literary Festival to feature acclaimed writers, workshop, book fair and more

By Megan Ockert The first ever Flint Literary Festival takes flight July 21-22 with a lineup of four acclaimed writers with Flint roots, along with panel discussions, book-signing receptions and a fiction writing workshop. The festival’s featured authors, all acclaimed and much-published, are poet Sarah Carson, novelists Christopher Paul Curtis and Christine Maul Rice, and short story writer Kelsey Ronan. The festival’s workshop...

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Flint native, photographer Dan White, comes home to capture larger-than-life “Flint Folks”
Jun22

Flint native, photographer Dan White, comes home to capture larger-than-life “Flint Folks”

By Jan Worth-Nelson Pulitzer Prize winner Dan White, 60, has spent decades photographing Kansas City jazz musicians, cowboys, the Lost Boys of Sudan, Zapotec women of Oaxaca, and aboriginal peoples of Australia. And now he’s come back to Flint, where he grew up in a well-known extended Vehicle City family, to fall in love again with the faces and stories of his hometown.  He says he hopes his work — to be featured in the...

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The Whiting’s new season opens curtains to live performance, community support
Jun19

The Whiting’s new season opens curtains to live performance, community support

By Megan Ockert The Whiting, Flint’s Cultural Center performing arts venue, has announced its 2017/2018 schedule. It features shows such as Kinky Boots, Rain: a Tribute To The Beatles, Peter Pan, and Black Violin. According to Whiting Executive Director Jarret Haynes, the season reflects both an emphasis on live performance and The Whiting’s goal of contributing to Flint in the wake of the water crisis. In sizing up the new season,...

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