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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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'Nutcracker' to be presented Dec. 6-7
Total Views: 70 By Morris Arvoy - Nov 22, 2014
Nutcracker, the magical ballet that is a highlight of many a holiday calendar, will be performed at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at...
FYT presents 'Pinocchio' Dec. 5 through Dec. 21
Total Views: 89 By Morris Arvoy - Nov 22, 2014
Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St., will present “Pinocchio,” written by Carlo Collodi and adapted by Greg Banks, Dec. 5 through Dec. 21....
Baker College is enrolling for winter quarter beginning Jan. 12
Total Views: 129 By Alli Colzani - Nov 22, 2014
Baker College of Flint is enrolling students for the 2015 winter quarter. Classes begin Jan. 12. Students have the flexibility to take classes...
Volunteers sought to sort socks, shoes Dec. 12
Total Views: 156 By Lisa Ermak - Nov 22, 2014
Shoes that Fit Connie’s Kidz nonprofit organization, led by former Flint Community Schools employee Connie Rau, is readying for the winter season...
GAPPs improves food processing in Michigan
Total Views: 392 By Jim Johnson - Nov 22, 2014
Michigan’s food and agriculture industry has changed significantly and continues to evolve based upon consumer demands and trends like all other...
Flint snow removal plan begins
Total Views: 122 By Jason Lorenz - Nov 21, 2014
As Flint’s public works department finishes its fall leaf removal operations, the city’s Snow and Ice Control Plan for addressing winter weather...
Salvation Army launches $807,000 Red Kettle Campaign
Total Views: 139 By Joy Martinbianco - Nov 21, 2014
The Salvation Army of Genesee County launched its annual Red Kettle Campaign to raise $807,000 to sustain crucial services, such as food, utility...
Grant to train doctors for rural areas
Total Views: 104 By Brienne Prusak - Nov 21, 2014
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry chairwoman, Nov. 20 announced support for the Central Michigan...
Grant to improve rural health care
Total Views: 100 By Brienne Prusak - Nov 21, 2014
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry chairwoman, Nov. 20 announced support for Memorial Hospital in...
2,000 Santas to descend on Downtown Dec. 6
Total Views: 164 By Pam Bailey - Nov 21, 2014
About 2,000 costumed Santas will run and walk through downtown Flint to raise money for youth programming at the YMCA of Greater Flint at noon...
Kalamazoo artist Nichole Maury featured Nov. 24-Dec. 9
Total Views: 100 By Dawn Hibbard - Nov 21, 2014
The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery will present an exhibition of work by Kalamazoo area artist Nichole Maury, Mixed Media...
Genesee County farms recognized by MAEAP
Total Views: 115 By Heather Throne - Nov 21, 2014
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing...
News about Michigan’s ski slopes
Total Views: 98 By Mickey MacWilliams - Nov 20, 2014
Coming off a cold and snowy last winter, skiers and boarders can look forward to the season with plenty of places to enjoy Michigan’s snow-filled...
Flint Assembly to invest $7.5 million in air, heating systems
Total Views: 131 By Tom Wickham - Nov 20, 2014
General Motors will invest $7.5 million at Flint Assembly to update its compressed air system and convert from steam heat to natural gas. The...
Great Pyramids of Giza exhibit on display through March
Total Views: 145 By Kimberly Roddy - Nov 20, 2014
The Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 University Ave., has opened their newest hands-on exhibit The Great Pyramids of Giza. The exhibit introduces...
Snow on slopes, even if your backyard is bare
Total Views: 99 By Mickey MacWilliams - Nov 20, 2014
Even when the ground is bare, there is plenty of snow on Michigan’s ski slopes, thanks to advanced snowmaking equipment. Mickey MacWilliams,...
Walling finalist in NewDEAL New Ideas Challenge
Total Views: 141 By Jason Lorenz - Nov 20, 2014
Two of the honorary chairmen of the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Delaware Gov. Jack...
Christmas at Whaley House Dec. 6, 13, 20
Total Views: 75 By Samantha M. Engel - Nov 20, 2014
The Whaley Historic House Museum, 624 E. Kearsley St., is in the thick of holiday preparations to offer even more holiday fun to visitors. The...
Michigan Municipal League posts projects
Total Views: 214 By Matt Bach - Nov 20, 2014
The Michigan Municipal League released plans for eight communities today. Communities selected for this year’s PlacePlans pilot program were...
Grand Traverse Greenway plan online
Total Views: 188 By Matt Bach - Nov 20, 2014
Flint’s Grand Traverse Greenway PlacePlan project is now available at www.placemaking.mml.org. The Michigan Municipal League posted the Flint...
MCC holds admission day Dec. 6
Total Views: 110 By Dawn Hibbard - Nov 20, 2014
Mott Community College (MCC) will hold an admission and registration day for the winter semester from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6. Classes begin Jan....
December concerts bring West Michigan together for holidays
Total Views: 126 By Samara Napolitan - Nov 19, 2014
Hanging stockings by the tree, singing along to carols on the radio and wrapping gifts are favorite holiday traditions for many West Michigan...
Building inspections will be closed Fridays for rest of 2014
Total Views: 116 By Jason Lorenz - Nov 19, 2014
Flint’s building and safety inspections office will be closed Fridays for the rest of 2014 for the office to concentrate on completing backlogged...
Flint named bicycle friendly community
Total Views: 180 By Theresa Roach - Nov 19, 2014
Flint was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists Nov. 18 as a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) for its bicycle promotion,...
Baker College announces innovative program with Lapeer County high schools
Total Views: 286 By Alli Colzani - Nov 18, 2014
Baker College of Flint and four constituent districts within the Lapeer County Intermediate School District (LCISD) will provide the opportunity...
Genesee District Dental Society gets Golden Apple Award
Total Views: 115 By Jenny Armistead - Nov 18, 2014
The American Dental Association (ADA) announced the 2014 Golden Apple recipients recognizing dental society volunteers and staff for outstanding...
Surprising truths about degenerative disc disease
Total Views: 208 By Jerome Adams - Nov 18, 2014
Degenerative disc disease, (DDD) despite the name, is not a disease but a deterioration of the discs of the spine. It occurs over a period of...
Consumers promotes school-based robotics
Total Views: 146 By Debra Dodd - Nov 18, 2014
Consumers Energy is encouraging the next generation of engineers, scientists and workers in technology-related fields by providing more than...
Motorcycle ice race events Dec. 4-6
Total Views: 202 By Kenya Vinson - Nov 17, 2014
2014 is the 55th annual Indoor Motorcycle Ice Races held by the Flint Motorcycle Club. Since the races inception, all proceeds from the event have...
Baker College cyber defense teams win state invitational
Total Views: 222 By Alli Colzani - Nov 17, 2014
A team of Baker College of Flint students placed third in the Michigan Collegiate Cyber Defense Network (MCCDN) Invitational Nov. 1. Another Baker...
DNR announces deer check station locations
Total Views: 131 By Eric Hilliard - Nov 17, 2014
The firearm deer hunting season is under way. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages hunters to stop by a DNR deer check station...
Steady tourism growth reported in Genesee County
Total Views: 132 By Misty Gower - Nov 17, 2014
Hotel revenue in Genesee County saw increases in September and this year, pointing to a strong tourism industry in the county. Smith Travel...
Capital improvement hearings to be held Nov. 22-Dec. 4
Total Views: 107 By Jason Lorenz - Nov 17, 2014
Flint has recently released its draft five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for fiscal years 2015-2020. Three sessions will be held to provide...
Fire hydrant flushing continues
Total Views: 111 By Jason Lorenz  - Nov 17, 2014
Flint’s Water Service Center continues to flush fire hydrants throughout the city as part of the department’s overall system maintenance plan. The...
Residents warned of people posing as city employees
Total Views: 98 By Jason Lorenz - Nov 17, 2014
The city is warning residents of a recent incident in which people have posed as city employees to gain access to residents’ homes. Employees of...
Hunters can help food banks
Total Views: 117 By Ed Golder - Nov 17, 2014
With Michigan’s deer season swinging into high gear, it won’t be long before many hunters are bringing their harvested deer into the local butcher...