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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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Total Views: 296 By Gisgie Dávila Gendreau - Apr 09, 2014
Michigan ranks among the best states nationally for election administration and performance, according to a national nonpartisan research...
Run or Dye coming to downtown June 8
Total Views: 88 By Dawn Hibbard  - Apr 09, 2014
The Flint and Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (FGCVB) is bringing a Run or Dye 5K event to downtown Flint June 8. Early registration has...
Todd Slisher appointed Sloan•Longway executive director
Total Views: 63 By Cathy Gentry - Apr 09, 2014
The Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC) has announced Todd K. Slisher has been named as executive director of Buick Automotive Gallery,...
Local woman honored as Pay It Forward winner
Total Views: 58 By Jennifer Hall - Apr 09, 2014
A local resident’s selfless hard work and dedication is recognized as the Desert Angel and named the March 2014 winner of Max Well’s Pay It...
How does physical therapy help Parkinson's disease?
Total Views: 678 By Jerome Adams - Apr 09, 2014
April is Parkinson's Awareness month and the clinic is trying to make a difference by raising awareness about this condition. Parkinson's disease...
Application deadline for 2014 youth livestock scholarship May 31
Total Views: 78 By Jennifer Holton - Apr 09, 2014
The Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth...
Maple syrup flowing for sweet success
Total Views: 62 By Jamie Clover Adams - Apr 09, 2014
As you drive through rural Michigan you will see smoke rising from the sugar houses throughout our state. With the warmer temperatures finally...
U.K. community foundations funding change for more than 25 years
Total Views: 254 By Maggie Jaruzel Potter - Apr 09, 2014
In 1989, Penny Johnstone embarked on her first across-the-pond adventure — traveling from Bristol, England, to San Diego, Calif., — to learn more...
MCC photography faculty's works exhibited to April 22
Total Views: 195 By Sharon Campbell - Apr 09, 2014
The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of photographs by Mott Community...
City denied federal firefighting grant 
Total Views: 75 By Jason Lorenz - Apr 08, 2014
Flint was informed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) April 7 that its application for the Sustaining Adequate Fire Emergency...
Toben performs Beethoven, Prokofiev April 25
Total Views: 75 By Andrew Ward - Apr 08, 2014
Nicholas Toben, Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member, will perform at 7 p.m. April 25 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint...
Police investigating alleged child abuse
Total Views: 62 By Gary - Apr 08, 2014
A case of alleged child abuse is being investigated by the Flint Police Department. Two people, a male, 40, and a female, 42, were arrested April...
Kibbie to perform organ concert April 27
Total Views: 55 By Donald Kaye - Apr 08, 2014
James Kibbie, organist, will perform a concert at 3:30 p.m. April 27 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 711 S. Saginaw St. Featured will be works by...
United Way invests more than $1.7 million in 33 local programs
Total Views: 140 By Tom Wickham - Apr 05, 2014
United Way of Genesee County (UWGC) will invest more than $1.7 million, during the next three years, in 33 local programs that support the...
Derby Girls to take on Southern Belles April 26
Total Views: 132 By Jaime Albers - Apr 05, 2014
The Flint City Derby Girls’ bout will be a bout you don't want to miss. The toughest ladies in Flint will be taking on the Southern Belles at 7...
Sloan, Longway plan children's events this summer
Total Views: 705 By Cathy Gentry - Apr 05, 2014
Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St., and Longway Planetarium, 1310 E Kearsley St., will hold about 40 activities for kids age 4 through eighth...
Baker graduate wins two awards
Total Views: 118 By Jan Jenkins - Apr 04, 2014
Baker College graduate Carlotta Walker, who earned a doctorate in business administration, won two awards at the MBAA International Conference...
Court settlement in 2008 fish kill will protect Pigeon River

Total Views: 271 By Dave Borgesonn & Nicole Zacharda - Apr 04, 2014
The state of Michigan April 3 announced a settlement with Golden Lotus Inc. resolving a 2008 sediment release on the Pigeon River which killed...
GM Student Corps expands to include Flint
Total Views: 91 By Maria Raynal - Apr 04, 2014
The GM Student Corps kicked off its second year April 2, expanding the summer internship program to include a new team of 10 students from Flint...
Woodside lets LGBTs know they are welcome
Total Views: 120 By Deborah DeMars Conrad - Apr 04, 2014
Woodside Church is out. With a new rainbow welcome banner on the bell tower, the congregation wants people to know what has been true for along...
Red Cross offers health classes in April
Total Views: 97 By Eileen O'Rourke - Apr 03, 2014
Each year, nearly 5 million people learn how to prepare themselves, their households and their businesses for emergencies. The American Red Cross...
Genesys Athletic Club offers 'coached' swim workouts


Total Views: 97 By Cindy Ficorelli - Apr 03, 2014
Do you want to add lean muscle, build a strong core, 
increase flexibility, boost metabolism and find a great cardiovascular workout 
without...
Kidney Foundation gives facts about diabetes
Total Views: 158 By Lindsay White - Apr 03, 2014
The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is recognizing Minority Health Month by educating people on how to manage and prevent diabetes,...
Police unveil social media sites
Total Views: 642 By Jason Lorenz - Apr 03, 2014
The Flint Police Department (FPD) has unveiled a series of new digital services designed to keep people up-to-date on police matters. The FPD has...
FGCC says tourism had $123 million economic impact in 2013
Total Views: 120 By Dawn Hibbard - Apr 03, 2014
Tourism in Genesee County generated $123 million in economic impact due to overnight hotel room rentals in Genesee County in 2013, according to...
FGCC says 2013 economic impact hits $442 million
Total Views: 89 By Regina Strong - Apr 03, 2014
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (FGCC) announced April 2 that the economic development group collaborated with community partners on...
2013 economic results highlighted at FGCC annual meeting
Total Views: 112 By Regina Strong - Apr 03, 2014
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (FGCC) held its 2014 annual meeting at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre April 2. The meeting focused on the...
Longway holding events April 5-27
Total Views: 133 By Cathy Gentry - Apr 02, 2014
Visitors can enjoy special shows at Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., April 5 through April 27. Great Space Chase Laser Show, 12:30 p.m....
FGCC visitors bureau targeting motor coach tourism
Total Views: 127 By Dawn Hibbard  - Apr 02, 2014
The Flint and Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (FGCVB) worked with more than 200 representatives from museums, attractions, hotels and...
GISD fourth grade spelling bee winners announced
Total Views: 78 By Barbara Whittier - Apr 01, 2014
The Genesee County Regional Spelling Bee was held for fourth-graders in the Genesee Intermediate School District’s Erwin L. Davis Education Center...
Spelling bee winners announced
Total Views: 76 By Barbara Whittier - Apr 01, 2014
The regional fifth to eighth grade and the local ninth to 12th grade Glenowyn L. Jones Championship Spelling Bees were held March 31. Grades fifth...
County election documents to be at Sloan
Total Views: 75 By Cathy Gentry - Apr 01, 2014
Sloan Museum announced an agreement with John Gleason and the Genesee County Clerk’s Office April 1 that will transfer county election records,...
Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta hold fundraiser May 24
Total Views: 586 By Felicia Watson - Apr 01, 2014
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Omicron Rho Chapter) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Flint Alumnae Chapter) are sponsoring the third annual Que-Delta...
Tribute to Claire Mott White
Total Views: 126 By Kathryn Thomas - Apr 01, 2014
It is with great sadness that the C.S. Mott Foundation marks death of Claire Mott White March 24. She was the granddaughter of Charles Stewart...
Michigan wins award for world’s best new license plate
Total Views: 305 By Gisgie Dávila Gendreau - Apr 01, 2014
The Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA) has voted Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge license plate as the world’s best new plate. The...
Farmers’ Market to open June 21
Total Views: 68 By Karianne Martus - Apr 01, 2014
The Flint Farmers’ Market announced March 31 that the grand opening planned for May will be delayed until June 21 due to an unexpectedly cold...
Farmers’ Market announces new meat vendor
Total Views: 98 By Karianne Martus  - Apr 01, 2014
Flint Farmers’ Market officials announced March 31 that Mark S. Hoffman, owner of Hoffman's Deco Deli, 503 Garland St., will be the new meat...