Review: From “Flint coney” to “Chevy in the Hole,” Flintstones, Michiganders have unique lingo
May16

Review: From “Flint coney” to “Chevy in the Hole,” Flintstones, Michiganders have unique lingo

By Jan Worth-Nelson Ted McClellan, author of the regionally hot-selling How to Speak Midwestern from Belt Publishing can utter accents from Buffalo to Minneapolis and dissect how those accents came to be.  He can also spell out origins of dozens of beloved and often sarcastic, often hilarious local phrases, from “Ooey Pooey” to “Bloomingulch” to “Naptown,” — and that’s just three...

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Immigration officer describes ICE processes, but offers few local details
May11

Immigration officer describes ICE processes, but offers few local details

By Jan Worth-Nelson Editors’ Note:  This story has been modified to include information offered by Valentina Seeley about ICE enforcement actions at “sensitive locations.” If an undocumented person is accused of a crime in Flint or elsewhere,  he or she likely would be deported soon thereafter, even if he or she is found not guilty. In other words, simply being accused of a crime is enough to get an undocumented...

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This Month in the Village:  May events
May08

This Month in the Village: May events

By Meghan Christian Thursday, May 11 Needle in a Haystack: the Story of the Velvelettes 7 p.m. The New McCree Theatre, 2040 W. Carpenter Rd. Admission: $7 – $50  The world premiere event of the original musical telling the story of the Velvelettes. The Velvelettes were a female Motown group from Flint and Kalamazoo. There will be a pre-performance gala reception with hors d’oeuvres. There will also be art and memorabilia on display...

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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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Central Park Neighborhood residents still waiting to meet with Flint schools chief
May03

Central Park Neighborhood residents still waiting to meet with Flint schools chief

by Harold C. Ford Residents of Flint’s Central Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) are seeking to meet with Flint Schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab about the district’s plan to open a new Flint high school at the location of the now-abandoned Flint Central High School campus on Crapo Street. In an interview in March with East Village Magazine, Tawwab indicated 2020 is the target date for opening a new school that would consolidate...

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