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East Village Magazine March 2010

East Village Magazine
Vol. XLVIII No. 3   March  2010

Editor

Gary P. Custer

Copy Editor

Nic Custer

City Editor

Steve L. Onore

Staff Writers

Alan Matthews

Kate Cole

Kelsey Ronan

Rita Heidtman

Reporter

Miya Banks

Columnists

Jan Worth-Nelson

Teddy Robertson

Graphics Editor

Edwin D. Custer

Photographer

Edwin D. Custer

Poets

Grayce Scholt

Jan Worth-Nelson

Nic Custer

Kelsey Ronan

Rita Heidtman

Researcher

Danielle Ward


Distribution Staff

Director: Edwin D. Custer. Staff: Rosia Anderson, Terry Bankert, Jane Bingham, Helen E. Chazick, Kate Cole, Casey & Nic Custer,  Ryan M. Eashoo, Charlie & Linda & Patrick & Terrance & Christan & Jillianne Goldsberry, Diana Goodell, Jill Johnson  Groves & Nick Groves, Cyndi Hahn, Alex Harris,  Emily Hudson, Robert Jewell, Michelle Kirkwood, Nikki & Dominic Kohn, Annette LeBlanc, Mary LeRoy, Holly Lubowicki, Alan & Julie Lynch, Dave & Beth Marshke, John Moliassa, Dave & Becky Pettengill, Ruth Pullen, Marvin & Sarah Riley, Debbie Rumsey, Barbara & Richard Schneider, Gina Stoldt, Krista Striler, Duane Wiltfong and Jonathan & Sandra & Chelsen & Zack & Mark & Will Worsley.

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Consumer advisory issued for company's antifreeze products
Total Views: 86 By Jennifer Holton - Sep 11, 2014
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Sept. 11 issued a Stop-Use and Stop-Removal order for antifreeze-coolant...
Genesys physician to talk about atrial fibrillation Sept. 23
Total Views: 321 By Cindy Ficorelli - Sep 10, 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common sustained abnormal heart rhythm, affects more than five million Americans. The number is projected to...
Literacy group holds tutoring sessions Sept. 27, Oct. 4
Total Views: 70 By Aileen M. English - Sep 10, 2014
Genesee County Literacy Coalition will hold a two-class tutor training from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 at Trinity United Presbyterian...
Don’t get taken for a ride when buying a car
Total Views: 94 By Gisgie Dávila Gendreau - Sep 10, 2014
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, Michigan State Police director, are encouraging drivers to do their homework before...
Masterson joins Hero Round Table to take on bullying
Total Views: 103 By Ellie Jacques - Sep 10, 2014
Actress Chase Masterson will take the stage at the Hero Round Table, the world’s largest conference on heroism. Masterson will discuss how fandom...
Theatrical design exhibit at MCC Sept. 22-Oct. 7
Total Views: 97 By Dawn Hibbard - Sep 10, 2014
The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by Lansing area artist Amber...
Civic Park demolition gets $2.6 million in Hardest Hit funds
Total Views: 176 By Heidi Phaneuf - Sep 10, 2014
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSDHA) awarded an additional $2.6 million to the Genesee County Land Bank (GCLB) to carry out...
Pesticide notification applications accepted until Feb. 15
Total Views: 95 By Jennifer Holton - Sep 10, 2014
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Pesticide and Plant Pest Management (PPPM) division is reminding residents...
Whaley House gears up for haunted history month
Total Views: 104 By Samantha M. Engel - Sep 10, 2014
Psychics, ghost hunters, ghosts and zombies will be taking over the Whaley Historic House Museum this October. The month will begin with an almost...
Seven more counties to be bovine TB free
Total Views: 106 By Bridget Patrick - Sep 10, 2014
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sept. 10 announced publication of the interim rule in the Federal Register moving Michigan’s...
HealthPlus appoints Milback senior plan medical director
Total Views: 105 By Kathy Bilitzke  - Sep 09, 2014
HealthPlus Sept. 9 announced the appointment of Dr. Chris Milback to senior plan medical director. Milback takes over from Dr. Steve Shapiro who...
Respiratory illness in children reported
Total Views: 92 By Shurooq Hasan - Sep 09, 2014
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has received numerous reports about an increase in severe respiratory illness in children ages...
Flint boil-water advisory lifted
Total Views: 72 By Jason Lorenz - Sep 09, 2014
Flint has lifted both of the boil-water advisories from this week for a western part of the city. Testing results from all areas of the city...
Flint Symphony Orchestra's 2014-15 season Sept. 27-April 18
Total Views: 154 By Dionanda Burnash - Sep 09, 2014
This season music takes hold of those stirring moments and challenges you to bear the brunt of its dramatic onslaught — to be untroubled in its...
Safe driving effort for teens, parents wins national honor
Total Views: 266 By Gisgie Dávila Gendreau - Sep 09, 2014
Michigan’s newest resource for the parents of teen drivers has won top honors from a national traffic-safety group Sept. 9 in Grand Rapids,...
'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' performed Sept. 25-28
Total Views: 103 By Michael Kelly - Sep 09, 2014
The 10th anniversary summer season of the Kearsley Park Players culminates with a production of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama winning “Cat on a Hot...
Diabetes meeting to be held Sept. 11
Total Views: 79 By Lindsay White - Sep 09, 2014
Flint residents can help eliminate diabetes-related health disparities in African American adults by attending the Flint — Better Health Together...
Hurley announces affiliation with Lapeer County Surgery Center
Total Views: 238 By Ilene Cantor - Sep 09, 2014
Hurley Health Services and Lapeer County Surgery Center, 1546 Callis Rd., Lapeer, affiliated July 3 to create an integrated system of care for...
Starting-business class Sept. 24
Total Views: 134 By Julie Filary - Sep 09, 2014
A free Starting a Business seminar will be presented at 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Kettering University. Starting a Business is designed for...
Business workshop set for Sept. 23
Total Views: 104 By Julie Filary - Sep 08, 2014
Helping business owners and managers strengthen their financial knowledge for better decision-making is the basis for Know Your Numbers: Five Keys...
Flint ‘taps in’ to major talent
Total Views: 138 By Duane Elling - Sep 08, 2014
She’s danced with Savion Glover and toured with “Stomp” and “Cotton Club Parade” and its musical director Wynton Marsalis, and now Alexandria...
Group trying to solve Flint's literacy crisis
Total Views: 103 By Dawn Hibbard - Sep 05, 2014
The Flint and Genesee Literacy and Basic Skills Network (Network) will hold the first of six literacy planning team meetings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....
No hunting on most Consumers Energy property
Total Views: 102 By Vickie L. Walker - Sep 05, 2014
As hunting seasons get under way in Michigan, Consumers Energy is reminding everyone that hunting is not allowed on its property. “We are asking...
Local authors holding three book signings through Oct. 18
Total Views: 136 By Danielle Ward - Sep 05, 2014
I Wish I Woulda Knew Me Back Then, an anthology compiled by Flint local Danielle Green, will be featured at book signings Sept. 20 in Ypsilanti...
Brookwood beer boogie 5K run Oct. 16
Total Views: 86 By Diane Wojciechowski - Sep 04, 2014
IMA Brookwood Golf Club, 6045 Davison Rd., Burton, will hold its first 5-kilometer run and walk Oct. 16 on the golf course. The event will take...
Statewide ballot question wording approved
Total Views: 134 By Gisgie Dávila Gendreau - Sep 04, 2014
Two statewide ballot proposals will be on the Nov. 4 ballot. Proposal 14-1. ~ A referendum of Public Act 520 of 2012, establishing a hunting...
Let's get 'curious' breakfast
Total Views: 61 By Cathy Gentry - Sep 04, 2014
Bring your kids to Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St., for a day that is sure to be a barrel of laughs. Start off with a healthy breakfast and...
For-Mar holds kid's garden programs through December
Total Views: 70 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: 72 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...
Consumers powers energy education with smartphone app
Total Views: 102 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...
Wildlife refuge to participate in Livability Initiative
Total Views: 200 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: 81 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: 120 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: 110 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...
Moving Flint forward
Total Views: 153 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: 114 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: 137 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: 76 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...