Lear Flint Seating Plant opens on the historic Buick grounds of Flint’s north side
Aug12

Lear Flint Seating Plant opens on the historic Buick grounds of Flint’s north side

By Jeffery L Carey Jr A new Lear Flint Seating Plant, the first major automotive supplier manufacturing facility constructed in Flint in more than 30 years, opened Saturday, Aug. 11 on a formerly overgrown Buick City brownfield. The project was funded with a $29.3 million capital investment by Lear and a $4.35-million Michigan Business Development Program grant. Lear, a global corporation doing business in 39 countries, does...

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Arts millage passes, Cherry defeats Walling, voter turnout 27 percent, benefits kick in today
Aug08

Arts millage passes, Cherry defeats Walling, voter turnout 27 percent, benefits kick in today

By Jan Worth-Nelson In two of the  most watched contests of Tuesday’s election, the contentious Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment millage passed, 47 percent “yes” to 43 percent “no”;  and in the 49th District Democratic primary race for state representative,  John Cherry, son of a Genesee County political dynasty, defeated former Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, 43 percent to 29 percent. In the November...

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Flint Cultural Center gave $382K to arts millage campaign, July report shows
Aug03

Flint Cultural Center gave $382K to arts millage campaign, July report shows

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Flint Cultural Center Corporation has contributed $384,000 to the Citizens for a Better Genesee County (CBGC), according to a required campaign finance form filed with the State of Michigan Aug. 2. Citizens for a Better Genesee County is the committee that proposed and is promoting the county-wide Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment .96 millage up for a vote this Tuesday, Aug. 7. The millage would provide...

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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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East Village Magazine – August 2018
Aug01

East Village Magazine – August 2018

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

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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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