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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Democratic candidates for governor address Flint issues at UM-Flint forum
Aug13

Democratic candidates for governor address Flint issues at UM-Flint forum

By Paul Rozycki Flint may have just completed one election and is facing another this November, but that didn’t discourage the Progressive Caucus of Mid-Michigan, the Progressive Caucus of Flint, Michigan People’s Campaign and the UM-Flint College Democrats, from sponsoring the first forum for the 2018 governor’s nomination in Flint. The forum, held at the UM-Flint Kiva on Aug.12, drew an audience of about 200 and gave area voters a...

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East Village Magazine – August 2017
Aug09

East Village Magazine – August 2017

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

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Two-to-one “yes” votes usher in new charter;  City Council incumbents face challengers
Aug09

Two-to-one “yes” votes usher in new charter; City Council incumbents face challengers

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Flint Charter revision, developed after two years’ work by a nine-member elected commission and a multitude of community hearings and forums,  passed with a whopping 64% of the vote in the Tuesday election. The new charter, set to take effect in January, calls for broad provisions to buttress ethical accountability,  re-establish a long-dormant ombudsman’s office, set up new ethics standards and...

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18 Flint people on the water crisis:  A Village Life gathering at Woodside Church
Aug06

18 Flint people on the water crisis: A Village Life gathering at Woodside Church

By Jan Worth-Nelson A visit to Flint by a Boston film crew in July led to a gathering of 18 Flint residents invited by East Village Magazine to talk about their lives in the city and their reflections on the water crisis and its effects. Their comments that night, all filmed and on the record, were  heartfelt, honest, sometimes emotional and often gripping. Not everyone there was in perfect agreement, but the listening was open and...

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Solar eclipse big day is coming: Here’s how to see it in Flint
Aug03

Solar eclipse big day is coming: Here’s how to see it in Flint

By Jan Worth-Nelson The sun’s greatest show on earth in years will be Monday, Aug. 21, and Flint’s Longway Planetarium, the largest planetarium in Michigan, is ready. Even though the first total solar eclipse in 40 years will reach only 82 percent totality in Flint, Planetarium Manager Buddy Stark reports there are many ways to experience it here. Longway’s events on The Day — many free —  run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., all...

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