Pipe replacement crews dig in:  “This is personal”
Jul29

Pipe replacement crews dig in: “This is personal”

by Harold C. Ford Almost any day recently on a beat-up block of Copeman Boulevard in northwest Flint, beyond the cacophony of politics, lawsuits, economics, and science that is the Flint Water Crisis, you’ll find a gritty band of workers laboring to resolve a tragedy. Some are guided, in part, by a sense of altruism. Some of them were discovered by a team of East Village Maazine staff during a recent visit on a hot, humid day to the...

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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 announced this week 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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