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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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Flu season is here
Total Views: 1187 By Shurooq Hasan - Dec 01, 2014
Genesee County has already seen the presence of flu this season. Influenza, the flu, is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by...
MADD to remember alcohol-related crash victims Dec. 13
Total Views: 578 By Karianne Martus - Dec 01, 2014
MADD Genesee County will hold its annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc,...
Randy Wise donates $10,000 to Boys, Girls Clubs
Total Views: 468 By Connie Peters - Nov 27, 2014
The holidays will be a little brighter this year at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint because of a donation by a local businessman, Randy...
Shiawassee Refuge holds non-ambulatory deer hunt
Total Views: 506 By Steve Kahl - Nov 27, 2014
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, 6975 Mower Rd., Saginaw, has held a program for non-ambulatory deer hunters since 1991— one of the first such...
Collect family health history
Total Views: 497 By Suzanne Cupal - Nov 27, 2014
The surgeon general has declared Thanksgiving National Family Health History Day each year since 2004. The Genesee County Health Department...
Starting business workshop in Flint Dec. 9
Total Views: 499 By Julie Filary - Nov 26, 2014
A free workshop to help write a business plan will be held at Kettering University from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9. This workshop covers the...
Boots for Kids campaign keeps little feet warm
Total Views: 504 By Alison Schwartz - Nov 26, 2014
After last winter’s deep freeze and record snow falls, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is holding its Boots for Kids campaign, designed to ensure all...
MDARD to have pavilions at trade shows May16-19, June 9-11
Total Views: 460 By Jamie Zmitko-Somers - Nov 26, 2014
Trade shows offer great opportunities for Michigan agriculture companies to expand their business, both domestically and internationally. Each...
Eisenhower staff use folk tale to teach students about cooperation
Total Views: 720 By Lisa Ermak - Nov 26, 2014
Staff at Eisenhower Elementary School used the old folk tale, Stone Soup, to teach lower elementary students about cooperation and community Nov....
Genesee County Land Bank celebrating 10th anniversary Dec. 7
Total Views: 597 By Doug Weiland - Nov 26, 2014
The Genesee County Land Bank will celebrate its 10 year anniversary Dec. 7. There will be a private commemorative celebration at the Durant in...
Two Kawkawlin men face $4,000 restitution each in duck poaching case
Total Views: 499 By Ed Golder - Nov 26, 2014
Two Kawkawlin men have been ordered to pay $4,000 each in restitution payments to the Game and Fish Protection Fund and $625 each in fines and...
State stocks muskellunge throughout Michigan
Total Views: 528 By Elyse Walter - Nov 26, 2014
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently finished stocking 36,228 muskellunge fingerlings into 21 water bodies throughout the state in...
United Way, Peterson Foundation to feed families
Total Views: 503 By Tom Wickham - Nov 25, 2014
The Morris Peterson Jr. Foundation and United Way of Genesee County are working together to feed families this Thanksgiving. Flintstone legend...
GDL holds Sean Dobbins jazz concert Dec. 6
Total Views: 472 By Eileen Button - Nov 25, 2014
Celebrate the season with jazz drummer Sean Dobbins and his fantastic jazz band at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Grand Blanc McFarlen library. Patrons will...
Christmas at Crossroads Nov. 28-Dec. 30
Total Views: 509 By Hilda McShane - Nov 25, 2014
The Genesee County Parks and Recreation will hold the festive kickoff of Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic from 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 28. The...
Three concerts at library Dec. 6, 13, 20
Total Views: 482 By Wanda Harden - Nov 25, 2014
Looking for a free, fun Saturday outing for the family? The Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St. will present three free family concerts in...
Caregiving can be expensive
Total Views: 493 By Suzanne Cupal - Nov 25, 2014
Caregiving starts out as a labor of love, but can quickly grow into an expensive obligation. Caregivers struggle with heavy financial...
FIA gets $25,000 from Ruth Mott Foundation
Total Views: 521 By Monique M. Desormeau - Nov 25, 2014
The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation for START (Success Through Art), a program...
Merkley trust gives $2,000 to diaper bank
Total Views: 483 By Phil Shaltz - Nov 24, 2014
A $2,000 donation from the Merkley Youth Charitable Trust will buy thousands of diapers for children in need in Genesee County. “We have seen a...
Free holiday concerts Dec. 11-13
Total Views: 478 By Dionanda Burnash - Nov 22, 2014
The Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA) will present four holiday concerts by FSPA youth ensembles Dec. 11 to Dec. 13. The concerts are free...
Flint’s URC receives development award
Total Views: 600 By Marcus Papin - Nov 22, 2014
Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) was honored Nov. 18 at the University of Michigan (UM) and Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 28th annual Real...
Coffee Beanery joins Gov. Snyder’s trade mission in China
Total Views: 2368 By Misty Gower - Nov 22, 2014
A representative of Flushing-based Coffee Beanery is among the Michigan companies drumming up export business in China as part of Gov. Rick...
'Nutcracker' to be presented Dec. 6-7
Total Views: 420 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: 461 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: 534 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: 521 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: 829 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: 480 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: 549 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: 442 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: 462 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: 533 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: 459 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: 494 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: 522 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: 527 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...