East Village Magazine – May 2017
May09

East Village Magazine – May 2017

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

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Rodin exhibit offers earthy look at the human condition, with a whiff of controversy
May07

Rodin exhibit offers earthy look at the human condition, with a whiff of controversy

By Jan Worth-Nelson A roomful of bronze sculptures by the famed artist Auguste Rodin might suggest to viewers that the human condition is full of muscular beauty and also struggle. In a city where toxic water has taken politics right into our bodies, it seems timely to reflect on what those bodies are and what might equip them to survive. The exhibit, Rodin: The Human Experience opened Friday at the Flint Institute of Arts and will...

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Windy work day yields hopeful results at Pierce Creative Arts Elementary
May06

Windy work day yields hopeful results at Pierce Creative Arts Elementary

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Pierce hoop house is back.  First a sign of hope, then a source of despair after vandalism, the structure was rescued back to its hopeful role at Pierce Creative Arts Elementary School Saturday.  A work day drew neighbors, community volunteers and representatives from charitable organizations in blustery but sunny weather to resuscitate the structure and its associated gardening projects. Volunteers from the...

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Uptown plans $17 million residential-business complex, “The Marketplace,” at site of old YWCA
May02

Uptown plans $17 million residential-business complex, “The Marketplace,” at site of old YWCA

by Harold C. Ford A new, $17 million, residential-commercial project is being planned at the site of the old YWCA in downtown Flint according to Kyle McCree, director of Core Initiatives for the Flint and Genesee County Chamber of Commerce. The project is spearheaded by the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC), a nonprofit organization focused on the redevelopment and revitalization of downtown Flint.  PK Housing and Management...

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Village Life:  If it’s Tuesday, that means jazz at Soggy Bottom Bar
May01

Village Life: If it’s Tuesday, that means jazz at Soggy Bottom Bar

By Teddy Robertson Tuesday night in downtown Flint and that means jazz at Soggy Bottom.  On this cool April evening a gust of wind propels people through the front door just as the smiling drummer John Hill grabs the mic and announces, “We’re going to do some spring songs!” Together with Pat Cronley on keyboard and Jack McDonald on the bass, Hill opens the first set. The sticks go down and Hill looks radiantly happy. I think he is the...

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Commentary on Flint’s water:  Is the glass half full or half empty?
May01

Commentary on Flint’s water: Is the glass half full or half empty?

Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son? Oh, what’ll you do now, my darling young one? … I’ll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest… Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters… And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall. -Bob Dylan By Paul Rozycki It may be an omen that the most recent town hall meeting on Flint’s water crisis, held at the House of Prayer...

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