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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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Great American Smokeout events Nov. 17-20
Total Views: 139 By Ann Goldon - Nov 11, 2014
There are opportunities to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Nov. 20 and to encourage quitting throughout the week. Nov. 17, 11 a.m. ~ The...
Salvation Army accepting applications for help with toys, food, clothing
Total Views: 95 By Joy Martinbianco - Nov 11, 2014
The Salvation Army will take applications for Christmas help from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 through Nov. 26 for Genesee County residents. Those...
Michigan legal leaders discuss legal services future
Total Views: 79 By Samantha Meinke - Nov 11, 2014
More than 50 members of Michigan’s legal community, including the chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, the president of the State Bar of...
Consumers offers tips to stay safe, warm
Total Views: 74 By Debra Dodd - Nov 11, 2014
With furnaces heating up as temperatures drop across the state, Consumers Energy is urging homeowners to combat the cold by keeping their heating...
FBE approves sale of district buildings for $575,000
Total Views: 91 By Lisa Ermak - Nov 08, 2014
The sale of two district buildings represents a win-win for the Flint school district and the Flint community. At the Board of Education meeting...
Every elementary student to get hat, gloves Dec. 12
Total Views: 118 By Lisa Ermak  - Nov 08, 2014
Shoes that Fit Connie’s Kidz nonprofit organization continues to provide children with more than just shoes. Flint Community Schools joined the...
Doyle Ryder to reopen Nov. 11
Total Views: 82 By Lisa Ermak - Nov 08, 2014
Doyle Ryder Elementary School will reopen Nov. 11. District staff and the professional SERVPRO team have been working onsite around the clock to...
Red Kettle campaign kickoff Nov. 14
Total Views: 85 By Joy Martinbianco - Nov 08, 2014
The Salvation Army will celebrate the official start of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season with the Red Kettle Campaign kickoff event...
Learn about deer season prospects, licensing changes Nov. 15
Total Views: 163 By Ed Golder - Nov 08, 2014
As opening day of Michigan’s firearm deer season, Nov. 15, quickly approaches, hunters are busy preparing gear, scouting, choosing hunting sites,...
Charter review commission process explained
Total Views: 88 By Jason Lorenz - Nov 08, 2014
A charter review commission must be convened to undertake the task following the approval of a general charter revision by voters this week. Nine...
St. Thomas More will hold dinner Dec. 6
Total Views: 108 By Kelly Pendered - Nov 08, 2014
St. Thomas More Academy, 6456 E. Bristol Rd., Burton, will hold its 13th annual dinner and auction at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Holy Redeemer Family...
DNR confirms recent cougar photos taken in U.P.
Total Views: 118 By Debbie Munson Badini - Nov 08, 2014
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed two recent photos of a cougar in the eastern Upper Peninsula, marking the 25th...
Claire White receives Woman of Achievement Award
Total Views: 180 By Misty Gower - Nov 07, 2014
The late Claire Mott White was honored with the Woman of Achievement Award during the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (FGCC) Art of...
House to be demolished with contributions
Total Views: 165 By Cheryl McHallam - Nov 07, 2014
The Indiegogo Project at 6608 Parkbelt Dr. will be demolished at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 11, according to the Genesee County Land Bank. This house is in a...
Program awarded $2,000 to expand reading curriculum
Total Views: 100 By Misty Gower - Nov 07, 2014
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (FGCC) YouthQuest Program has been awarded a $2,000 grant to support its early childhood reading...
FGCC recognizes Bill Everett as community champion
Total Views: 112 By Regina Strong - Nov 07, 2014
Bill Everett was honored posthumously by the Flint and Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) as the recipient of the 2014 Community...
FGCC honors businesses
Total Views: 99 By Regina Strong - Nov 07, 2014
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (FGCC) celebrated local businesses and service superstars Nov. 6 during the 2014 Art of Achievement Awards...
Genesys Athletic Club offers senior membership discount
Total Views: 144 By Cindy Ficorelli - Nov 06, 2014
Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) now offers a discount on memberships for people 55 and older. The two membership options are: GAC Gold limited...
Fall 4 Fitness winners announced
Total Views: 129 By Kasey C. Posa - Nov 06, 2014
Awards were presented to the top achievers to celebrate the completion of the fourth annual Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge, a...
FIA College Town expands free membership program
Total Views: 178 By Sarah Dunne - Nov 06, 2014
The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) College Town Membership Program offers free student membership to any college student nationwide with valid...
State-owned property to be auctioned until Dec. 2
Total Views: 93 By Patricia Harlow - Nov 06, 2014
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering 11 state-owned properties in seven counties for sale by sealed-bid auction at...
Archway Blog to showcase young filmmakers
Total Views: 100 By Donna Ullrich - Nov 06, 2014
The UM-Flint’s communication and visual arts department is seeking young filmmakers and artists to contribute to its new Archway Blog, that...
Hunting Access, Mi-HUNT hunters’ tools
Total Views: 121 By Holly Vaughn - Nov 06, 2014
As hunters prepare for their deer-hunting trips, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds them to consider two helpful tools for finding...
Global Issues Film Festival Nov. 18-23
Total Views: 168 By Dawn Hibbard - Nov 06, 2014
From the Biafran struggle for independence to innovative green initiatives to the harsh reality of the Australian Aboriginal people, the 13th...
Mayor Walling accepts My Brother’s Keeper challenge
Total Views: 130 By Gary - Nov 05, 2014
Flint was included in a White House press release issued by President Barack Obama announcing more than 100 cities across the nation as “early...
City administor search underway
Total Views: 111 By Jason Lorenz - Nov 05, 2014
Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley announced selecting the city’s next city administrator is well underway. Applications were received from 27...
MCC to hold event to honor veterans Nov. 12
Total Views: 107 By Dawn Hibbard - Nov 05, 2014
Mott Community College (MCC) will honor veterans with an open house event sponsored by Heartland Hospice from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 in the...
Fire hydrant flushing to continue during autumn
Total Views: 92 By Jason Lorenz - Nov 05, 2014
Flint’s waters service center will continue to perform fire hydrant flushing throughout the city during autumn as part of the department’s overall...
'Firebird' soars at Grand Rapids Symphony Nov. 21, 22
Total Views: 99 By Samara Napolitan - Nov 05, 2014
The Grand Rapids Symphony will present a world premiere by Avner Dorman and “The Firebird” in its entirety at its fourth Richard and Helen DeVos...
Genesys offers free diabetes support group Nov. 20
Total Views: 236 By Cindy Ficorelli - Nov 05, 2014
The Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center will hold a diabetes support group for adults with type 2 diabetes from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 20...
Planetarium gets $1.5 million grant
Total Views: 222 By Cathy Gentry  - Nov 05, 2014
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has given $1.5 million to the Longway Planetarium in the final phases of a $1.8 million capital campaign to...
Physical therapy can help with diabetes
Total Views: 386 By Jerome Adams - Nov 05, 2014
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that prevents proper use of sugar in the body. The consequences can be life-threatening if it is not diagnosed,...
Sheppy Dog Fund lecture at FIA Nov. 13
Total Views: 118 By Sarah Dunne - Nov 04, 2014
The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA), 1120 E. Kearsley St., will present The Origins of Art and Its Implications, a lecture by Harold Dibble at 6...
Paul Vondiziano to play solo concert at MCC Nov. 11
Total Views: 119 By Dawn Hibbard - Nov 04, 2014
Paul Vondiziano will bring the sound of classical guitar to Flint in a solo concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Mott Community College (MCC) Mott...
Baker Online named 'military friendly' for sixth year
Total Views: 228 By Alli Colzani - Nov 04, 2014
Baker College Online has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine, a premier publication for military personnel...