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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Fearless Flint trailblazer and broadcast pioneer:  the colorful life of Roberta “Bobbi” Wray
Aug31

Fearless Flint trailblazer and broadcast pioneer: the colorful life of Roberta “Bobbi” Wray

By Teddy Robertson Wingwalker, actor, musician, music lover, pilot, lawyer, magistrate, neighborhood activist, and pioneering broadcaster in Flint’s glory days: those are some of the words that describe the colorful life of Roberta “Bobbi” Wray, 77. At her Mott Park dining room table strewn with current projects, Wray, the first woman TV broadcaster hired in the State of Michigan, describes how her life evolved through a series of...

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Lear Corporation to bring assembly plant, up to 500 jobs to former Buick City site
Aug30

Lear Corporation to bring assembly plant, up to 500 jobs to former Buick City site

By Dylan Doherty Prospects for a Lear Corporation automative seat assembly plant expected to bring 450 to 500 jobs to Flint moved one step closer to implementation Aug. 22 when the Flint Planning Commission approved the site plan for the facility. The plant will be built where the Buick administrative building in Buick City once stood. It will be approximately 156,000 square feet, according to Doug Daugherty, vice president of global...

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Blues Festival draws jubilant crowd, features “Who’s Who” of local blues
Aug28

Blues Festival draws jubilant crowd, features “Who’s Who” of local blues

By Sherrema Bower For the performers of the eighth annual Flint Blues Festival on the lawn of the Flint Public Library Aug. 26, having a sense of connectedness to others and home was a common theme. The performance line-up, organized and headlined by Flint blues guitarist and singer Maurice Davis, brought out a “Who’s Who” of local Flint blues artists. Featured at the festival were the Greg Ellis Blues Band, Grace Thomas,...

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Who owns that house down the street?  “Flint Property Portal” goes live with answers
Aug26

Who owns that house down the street? “Flint Property Portal” goes live with answers

By Dylan Doherty Flint residents have a new way to find and report information about properties in the city–from who owns them, to demolition status, to building conditions–thanks to a new website that went live Aug. 21. Training sessions on how to use the Flint Property Portal will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Berston Fieldhouse; 1-3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Flint Farmer’s Market; and 5:30-7:30 p.m. also on...

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Print show honoring DAS Print great William Stolpin opening at FIA Sept. 16
Aug20

Print show honoring DAS Print great William Stolpin opening at FIA Sept. 16

By Jan Worth-Nelson   Note: Sadly, we have been notified that Bill died this morning, Aug. 21. Considering how much he loved space, it seems right that the sun will go dark as he passes to the other side. RIP, William Stolpin. William Stolpin, one of two remaining members of the legendary Southeast Michigan artists’ collaborative known as DAS Print Company, is being honored in a retrospective of 29 of his works at the Flint...

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