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East Village Magazine March 2010

East Village Magazine
Vol. XLVIII No. 3   March  2010


Gary P. Custer

Copy Editor

Nic Custer

City Editor

Steve L. Onore

Staff Writers

Alan Matthews

Kate Cole

Kelsey Ronan

Rita Heidtman


Miya Banks


Jan Worth-Nelson

Teddy Robertson

Graphics Editor

Edwin D. Custer


Edwin D. Custer


Grayce Scholt

Jan Worth-Nelson

Nic Custer

Kelsey Ronan

Rita Heidtman


Danielle Ward

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Total Views: 62 By Hilda McShane - Sep 04, 2014
Kids 7 to 12 of all abilities love the Growing Gardeners series because they get to explore several aspects of gardening while they get dirty and...
Nominations for Sybyl Award open to Oct. 6
Total Views: 65 By Julia Zaher - Sep 04, 2014
Do you know an outstanding community volunteer? Would you like to see them recognized for their outstanding service? Nominations are being...
Holocaust survivor to speak at Hero Round Table Sept. 19-20
Total Views: 81 By Ellie Jacques - Sep 04, 2014
Auschwitz survivor Dr. Edith Eger will speak at the Hero Round Table Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. The round table is the world’s largest conference on...
Starting business workshop Sept. 15
Total Views: 66 By Julie Filary - Sep 04, 2014
A free workshop to help write a business plan will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 at the Mott Community College Campus on Lake Drive,...
Consumers powers energy education with smartphone app
Total Views: 83 By Vickie L. Walker - Sep 04, 2014
Consumers Energy is providing Michigan students and their parents with a new, engaging way to learn how energy is generated and travels to their...
Michigan firefighters return home
Total Views: 164 By Ed Golder - Sep 04, 2014
After spending nearly three weeks in the northwestern United States, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) welcomed home 31 firefighters who...
Wildlife refuge to participate in Livability Initiative
Total Views: 182 By Steven F. Kahl - Sep 04, 2014
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and adjacent municipalities have been named as one of four communities to participate in the Livability...
Have seat at MCC's Spanish Table
Total Views: 69 By Dawn Hibbard - Sep 04, 2014
If you speak Spanish, or would like to improve your Spanish speaking skills, Mott Community College is offering an opportunity for native speakers...
Fitness challenge registration opens
Total Views: 110 By Kasey C. Posa - Sep 04, 2014
Pre-registration for businesses, organizations and community groups is open for the Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge to promote health and...
Conservation officers emphasize tree-stand safety
Total Views: 99 By Ed Golder - Sep 04, 2014
Hunting from a tree stand is a popular way for hunters to enjoy their season, but nearly every year a Michigan hunter is seriously injured or...
Hero Round Table run scheduled for Sept. 18
Total Views: 320 By Ellie Jacques - Sep 04, 2014
The first 5-kilometer Hero Run will take place on Flint’s North Side Sept. 18. Chris McDougall, author of the best-seller, Born to Run, will...
Ina Yoon in FSPA concert Sept. 19
Total Views: 77 By Dionanda Burnash - Sep 03, 2014
Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Ina Yoon, piano, will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint...
3rd Degree Burns performs Sept. 13
Total Views: 58 By Nancy Hale - Sep 02, 2014
Walk, run or dance to the classic rock music of 3rd Degree Burns at the Pregnancy Resource Center Walk for Life event from 10 a.m. to noon Sept....
Moving Flint forward
Total Views: 137 By Duane M. Elling - Sep 02, 2014
Visitors at the new home of the Flint Farmers’ Market may not realize they’re witnessing a new chapter in the story of the Mott Foundation’s home...
YouthBuild goes global: Conversation with Walter Veirs
Total Views: 109 By Duane Elling - Sep 02, 2014
Since 1991, YouthBuild USA has worked to revitalize communities in the United States while giving young people a second chance to complete their...
Eat fruits, veggies to manage diabetes
Total Views: 125 By Lindsay White - Sep 02, 2014
Healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, give you energy to live, learn and be active. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is...
FIA holds arts fair Oct. 18-19
Total Views: 67 By Sherren Sandy - Sep 02, 2014
Founders Society and the Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., are holding the ninth annual First Frost Arts and Fine Crafts Fair from 10...
Plan for emergencies during September
Total Views: 70 By April Swartout - Sep 02, 2014
The theme of National Preparedness Month (NPM), in September, is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” The Genesee County Health Department...
For-Mar holding drawing sessions Sept. 7-28
Total Views: 73 By Hilda McShane - Sep 02, 2014
Get “artsy” at Genesee County Parks’ For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, 2142 Genesee Rd., Burton, by joining Barbara Holmer, from the American...
Physical therapy’s role in women’s health
Total Views: 671 By Jerome Adams - Sep 02, 2014
Ever since the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray was published, more and more people have asked...
Last chance to register for Camp Kitigin Sept. 12-14
Total Views: 122 By Stephanie Wirtz - Aug 30, 2014
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Recreation and Park Association have created a unique experience to help adults...
Think food safety when packing school lunches
Total Views: 218 By Jennifer Holton - Aug 30, 2014
As parents are preparing for all the back to school necessities, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) reminds...
Flint looking for firefighters
Total Views: 121 By Jason Lorenz  - Aug 30, 2014
Flint is accepting applications for both its eligible firefighter-EMT and firefighter-EMT trainee lists to fill vacant positions in Flint Fire...
Grouse Enhanced Management Systems gives hunters better chance
Total Views: 379 By Ed Golder - Aug 30, 2014
It isn’t every day that you would find Gov. Rick Snyder and Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh working shoulder-to-shoulder in...
Consumers speeds up meter technology upgrade
Total Views: 92 By Vickie L. Walker - Aug 29, 2014
Consumers Energy is accelerating its plan to provide updated electric meters to homes and businesses across Michigan. By the end of 2017 — two...
FYT acting classes begin Sept. 23
Total Views: 76 By Dionanda Burnash - Aug 29, 2014
Students can build on their passion for theater with fall acting classes at Flint Youth Theatre. The application deadline for fall classes is...
Horse, turkeys West Nile virus positive
Total Views: 611 By Bridget Patrick - Aug 29, 2014
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and Department of Community Health (MDCH) Aug. 28 announced an eight-year-old...
MAEAP recognizes Genesee County farm
Total Views: 87 By Heather Throne - Aug 28, 2014
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing...
Survey shows 73 percent of voters support post-Labor Day school law
Total Views: 96 By Sara Torre - Aug 28, 2014
A statewide survey by Mitchell Research and Communications found dramatically increased support for a Michigan law requiring public schools to...
Apply for home heating credit by Sept. 30
Total Views: 94 By Vickie L. Walker - Aug 28, 2014
Michigan homeowners can still receive help paying their heating bills if they file by Sept. 30 for a Michigan Home Heating Credit. Residents can...
Help kids during Childhood Obesity Month
Total Views: 190 By Pam Bailey - Aug 28, 2014
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. While the dangers of childhood obesity are well-chronicled, many children who are overweight or...
Brownell-Holmes STEM Academy unveils labs
Total Views: 113 By Azlan Ibrahim - Aug 28, 2014
Brownell-Holmes STEM Academy Aug. 27 unveiled state-of-the-art labs designed so all kindergarten through sixth grade students at the two schools...
Michigan Bar to honor award winners Sept. 17
Total Views: 276 By Samantha Meinke - Aug 28, 2014
State Bar of Michigan members will honor the best in the legal profession at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Sept. 17. Twelve major SBM awards will be...
Downtown Optimist Club gives bicycles to kids
Total Views: 78 By Connie Peters - Aug 28, 2014
The Downtown Flint Optimist Club treated more than 20 local children to a pizza party and gave away more than 20 bicycles and helmets at the...