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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: 629 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...
Donate Life Month kickoff at Wayne State
Total Views: 132 By Gisgie Dávila Gendreau - Apr 03, 2014
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and organ donation leaders kicked off Donate Life Month at Wayne State University April 2 with music, awards and...
FGCC says tourism had $123 million economic impact in 2013
Total Views: 117 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: 85 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: 103 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: 120 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: 112 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: 73 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: 73 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: 72 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: 558 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: 121 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: 296 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: 62 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: 88 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...
MCC gets $55.8 million grant from Siemens
Total Views: 2701 By Sharon Campbell - Apr 01, 2014
Siemens Industry has announced a $55.8 million in-kind software grant to Mott Community College. Students will now have access to the same Siemens...
Dead fish common after winter's extreme conditions

Total Views: 160 By Chris Freiburger - Mar 29, 2014
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says that after the heavy ice and snow cover melts on Michigan's lakes in early spring, it may be common...
NLIHC applauds housing finance reform bill
Total Views: 124 By Sarah Brundage - Mar 28, 2014
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) applauds Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) for her support of the National Housing Trust Fund in her...
Michigan journalist award deadline Nov. 1
Total Views: 135 By Lisa McGraw - Mar 28, 2014
The Michigan Press Association Foundation has launched a competition to honor any Michigan journalist — print, digital or broadcast — that...
Hurley gets device to prevent sudden cardiac arrest
Total Views: 129 By Ilene Cantor - Mar 28, 2014
Hurley Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Genesee County to receive the Boston Scientific S-ICD System, the world's first and only...
Mott Foundation gives $1.5 million grant to Food Bank
Total Views: 197 By Duane M. Elling - Mar 28, 2014
Plans by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to improve food access for residents in 22 counties across the state are getting an important boost...
Genesys first to introduce new heart procedure in state
Total Views: 303 By Cindy Ficorelli - Mar 27, 2014
Genesys is the first and only health care facility in Michigan and one of 70 in the country to conduct a new, innovative procedure, called the...
Two arrested in drug bust March 25
Total Views: 81 By Jason Lorenz - Mar 27, 2014
Flint police officers responded to a call for shots fired at 2:30 a.m. March 25 in the 300 block of Damon and arrested an adult male for...
Two adults arrested for stripping house March 25
Total Views: 78 By Jason Lorenz - Mar 27, 2014
Flint police officers responded to a report of people stripping a house in the 5400 block of Glenn Avenue at 6:48 p.m. March 25. They arrested two...
Veterans of Saturday Night Live at Whiting April 26
Total Views: 127 By Wendi Fournier - Mar 27, 2014
The Veterans of Saturday Night Live, featuring Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Victoria Jackson and Jeff Richards, will be at the Whiting, 1241 E....
Tour de Crim bicycle ride May 17
Total Views: 140 By Theresa Roach - Mar 27, 2014
The Crim Fitness Foundation is inviting the community to experience the Crim on two wheels. The second annual HealthPlus Tour de Crim bicycle ride...
'The Giver' to be at Whiting April 22
Total Views: 79 By Wendi Fournier - Mar 26, 2014
The Giver by Lois Lowry will be presented at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., as part of the Health Plus Education Series....
Spring chicks can carry salmonella
Total Views: 112 By Bridget Patrick - Mar 26, 2014
Health officials at the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and Department of Community Health (DCH) warn parents...
State has 863 private social networks for neighborhoods
Total Views: 193 By Tom Toohey - Mar 26, 2014
The most secure and thriving 21st century communities on the planet are communities that can see, hear and speak securely within themselves to the...
Three groups get Consumers Foundation grants
Total Views: 118 By Roger C. Morgenstern - Mar 26, 2014
The Consumers Energy Foundation has awarded $1,225 in grants to three Genesee County organizations to recognize outstanding volunteerism by an...
Alcohol-related bills signed by governor

Total Views: 126 By Nicole Jones - Mar 26, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a package of bills that changes Michigan’s brewing and hospitality industries containing benefits for both the...
Dayne Walling's statement about Claire White
Total Views: 118 By Jason Lorenz - Mar 26, 2014
The following is a statement from Flint Mayor Dayne Walling on the death of Claire White. “Claire White was the force behind more good projects in...
UM-Flint’s vintage baseball club looks for players
Total Views: 84 By Mel Serow - Mar 26, 2014
Do you love the game of baseball? Here’s your invitation to a summer of fun. The UM-Flint’s vintage baseball club is looking for players to join...
Purple Rose offers Actor Boot Camp April 25-April 27
Total Views: 68 By Katie Doral - Mar 25, 2014
The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC), 137 Park St., Chelsea, is taking reservations for Actor Boot Camp from 7 to 11 p.m. April 25, 10 a.m. to 6...
Report finds renters cannot afford rent nationwide
Total Views: 438 By Sarah Brundage - Mar 25, 2014
According to Out of Reach 2014, a report released March 24 by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, an individual needs to earn $18.92 an...
Police chief comments about assault incident
Total Views: 88 By Jason Lorenz - Mar 22, 2014
The following statement has been issued by Flint Police Chief James W. Tolbert about the investigation of how a report of assault at a Flint...
Animal Welfare Fund pays for 2,600 sterilizations
Total Views: 244 By Bridget Patrick - Mar 22, 2014
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Dr. James Averill, state veterinarian, March 21 announced that the Michigan...