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Police Chief Hart: Device found at City Hall “not sophisticated” and does not record video, audio

By Melodee Mabbitt  Flint Police Chief Phil Hart confirmed today that a...

Education Beat: School closures put on hold as Flint School officials search for deficit solutions

By Harold C. Ford “We have to get to a number that will allow us to be a...

“Meaning Train” author Carrie Cunningham appearing Saturday at Totem

By Jan Worth-Nelson Carrie Cunningham, author of a new book exploring...

School board to meet on deficit elimination plan, school closings Tuesday, Nov. 19

By Harold C. Ford The Board of Education of the Flint Community Schools...

Poet Laureate Semaj Brown launches literacy project in compelling UM – Flint performance

By Patsy Isenberg “Say Her Name.” Semaj Brown. Flint’s first-ever poet...

Galloway elected Flint city council president, Mays vice president

By Luther Houle Following Mayor Neeley’s swearing-in at City Hall, Flint...

Review: “Daring Trader” captures profound role of Joseph Smith on how Flint became Flint

By Harold C. Ford “In the signing of the 1819 treaty by the Chippewa...

Review: Riveting Semaj Brown “bleeds fire” at Mott Warsh Gallery performance

By Jan Worth-Nelson Facing lies, atrocities and daily affronts to self-love...

Review: “Poisoned democracy, poisoned water,” activists’ impact — themes of new Flint book

By Harold C. Ford “The lesson learned from the battle over the river was...

Central American turmoil and revolution highlight Flint author’s first novel

By Paul Rozycki It may have been St. Paddy’s Day March 17, but that...

“America: The Farewell Tour” by Chris Hedges: a review

Reviewed by Robert R. Thomas An unsettling childhood memory is that things...

This Month in the Village: September Features

In the Village, the month of September features a car show, Bikes on the...

This Month in the Village: July Events

July events, in and around Flint, feature sports, music, dance, and much...

This Month in the Village: May features live music, story time, Jersey Boys, Flint City Bucks and more

Compiled and selected by Meghan Christian  “This Month” highlights a...

This Month in the Village: April features hockey documentary, tea party, black holes

Compiled by Meghan Christian  “This Month” highlights a selection of...

This Month in the Village, January: open skate, yoga, films, art, ballet

 Compiled by Meghan Christian, Managing Editor  “This...

CALENDAR: This month in The Village offers films, music, Flint Pride and more

Compiled and selected by EVM Managing Editor Meghan Christian “This...

Village Life: The Flint River dumped us, but we got a story (or two)

  By Jan Worth-Nelson I told Sarah Carson the river would give us...

Village Life: A raptor crash heralded my life with birds

By Teddy Robertson Smack! The front legs of my chair leave the floor, my...

Commentary: A funny thing happened on the way to the election

By Paul Rozycki Note:  This column has been updated for a correction via...

Commentary: Fix the roads? Who gets the money?

By Paul Rozycki Gov. Whitmer is continuing her statewide campaign to garner...

Commentary: Fix the “damn roads”? But how do we pay for the “damn roads”?

By Paul Rozycki Are you ready to “fix the damn roads?”  It was Gov....

Village Life: In LA or Flint, tai chi yields gifts of challenge, elation, peace

By Teddy Robertson “Breathe from the diaphragm,” says Beverly, my tai...

A number of numbers to watch in 2019

By Paul Rozycki I once knew a math professor who argued that everything in...

Commentary: A top 10 “to do” list for Mayor-Elect Sheldon Neeley

By Paul Rozycki Sheldon Neeley has been elected mayor in a close contest,...

Commentary: Join us–become a First Amendment warrior

By Ted Nelson “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment...

Village Life: No boundaries for fear–A tale of two Flints

By Melodee Mabbitt On Halloween, I’ll have lived for 10 years in...

Commentary: Election 2019, Weaver, Neeley and the public library–How it’s different. Why it matters.

By Paul Rozycki The campaign signs are popping up. The campaign flyers are...

Commentary: Are Flint foundations replacing city government? Does it matter?

By Paul Rozycki Editor’s Note:  This story was updated Sept. 3 to...

Commentary: Flint City Council meetings a long day’s journey into night

By Paul Rozycki On a recent Monday evening, of the approximately 96,448...

A number of numbers to watch in 2019

By Paul Rozycki I once knew a math professor who argued that everything in...

Jacky King laid to rest: Flint loses a genuine hero

by Harold C. Ford “Get out there and make a damn difference.”...

Commentary: Should the Lame Duck be a dead duck?

By Paul Rozycki In the past, the so-called “lame duck” session was a...

Village Life: It’s been a little hard to write about nuthatches

By Jan Worth-Nelson I’d really like to go back to writing about...

Local news still matters, even as the “how” changes

By Jan Worth-Nelson I just lost my temper.  The trigger was an early...

Is restoring trust as easy as turning a faucet?

By Paul Rozycki Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential...

Village Life: The Flint River dumped us, but we got a story (or two)

  By Jan Worth-Nelson I told Sarah Carson the river would give us...

Village Life: A raptor crash heralded my life with birds

By Teddy Robertson Smack! The front legs of my chair leave the floor, my...

Village Life: In LA or Flint, tai chi yields gifts of challenge, elation, peace

By Teddy Robertson “Breathe from the diaphragm,” says Beverly, my tai...

I love Flint: Baker’s dozen reasons why my town is NOT the 11th “Worst City to Live In”

By Harold C. Ford I’m an unabashed, unashamed, scream-it-from-the-rooftops...

Village Life: Of elusive joy, lamentations and “wanton love”

By Jan Worth-Nelson   Sometimes you have to fight for joy. At a recent...

Thanksgiving memoir: Temple of the City — a story of Atwood Stadium

By Gary L. Fisher NOTE:  Gary Fisher, a local historian, spoke on the...

Commentary: Bent but not broken–remember Flint’s history of fighting back

By Ted Nelson This is a lightly edited transcript of Ted Nelson’s...

For a Las Vegas native, difference between virtual and real hit home

By Dylan Doherty I was hesitant when my fiancée, Kelsey Ronan, suggested I...

Education Beat: School closures put on hold as Flint School officials search for deficit solutions

By Harold C. Ford “We have to get to a number that will allow us to be a...

School board to meet on deficit elimination plan, school closings Tuesday, Nov. 19

By Harold C. Ford The Board of Education of the Flint Community Schools...

Mott Foundation to invest $1 million in Flint neighborhoods: deadline Nov. 30

By Harold C. Ford On the heels of a recently released 24-page Focus on Flint...

“Unity is strength, division is weakness,” Flint’s new mayor asserts at swearing-in

By Tom Travis Despite a snowstorm barreling down outside, it was standing...

Village Life: Remembering a Flint walk when far away–my secret of self-care

By Jan Worth-Nelson I swear, by the time I stride onto the south end of...

Let’s “come together and move on as one,” outgoing Mayor Weaver exhorts in open letter to the city

The following arrived today from Mayor Karen Weaver, defeated by 205 votes...

Neeley resigns as state rep, effective Monday, to become Flint’s new mayor

The following press release just landed from the office of state Rep....

Editorial: Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks

FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION Congress shall make no law...

Police Chief Hart: Device found at City Hall “not sophisticated” and does not record video, audio

By Melodee Mabbitt  Flint Police Chief Phil Hart confirmed today that a...

Education Beat: School closures put on hold as Flint School officials search for deficit solutions

By Harold C. Ford “We have to get to a number that will allow us to be a...

“Meaning Train” author Carrie Cunningham appearing Saturday at Totem

By Jan Worth-Nelson Carrie Cunningham, author of a new book exploring...

School board to meet on deficit elimination plan, school closings Tuesday, Nov. 19

By Harold C. Ford The Board of Education of the Flint Community Schools...

Poet Laureate Semaj Brown launches literacy project in compelling UM – Flint performance

By Patsy Isenberg “Say Her Name.” Semaj Brown. Flint’s first-ever poet...

Galloway elected Flint city council president, Mays vice president

By Luther Houle Following Mayor Neeley’s swearing-in at City Hall, Flint...

Review: Riveting Semaj Brown “bleeds fire” at Mott Warsh Gallery performance

By Jan Worth-Nelson Facing lies, atrocities and daily affronts to self-love...

EVM staffer, poet Jeffery L Carey Jr launches new book Saturday at Totem

By Jan Worth-Nelson Jeffery L Carey Jr, a poet, artist, and staff writer at...

Poem: Lexicon for a Tyrant

Lexicon for a Tyrant By Teddy Robertson   You may wonder why I need a...

Restoring a duck decoy

Restoring a duck decoy By Grayce Scholt I touch acrylic paint to neck, to...

Poet Laureate Semaj Brown launches literacy project in compelling UM – Flint performance

By Patsy Isenberg “Say Her Name.” Semaj Brown. Flint’s first-ever poet...

Review: Absurdist “The Chairs” delivers much more than nothingness

By Patsy Isenberg “The Chairs” opened at Flint Repertory Theatre’s...

Review: Spirited “Memphis the Musical” dancing up a storm through Oct. 19 at McCree

By Patsy Isenberg The Tony Award winning musical, “Memphis,” at The New...

Review: “Daring Trader” captures profound role of Joseph Smith on how Flint became Flint

By Harold C. Ford “In the signing of the 1819 treaty by the Chippewa...

Review: Flint Writers Fest displays depth, diversity of Flint talent

By Harold C. Ford ‘Writing is the painting of the voice.”  ...

Review: “Gamma Rays” captures troubled family at The Rep through Sept. 22

By Patsy Isenberg Events in the lives of a dysfunctional family with mental...

Review: Riveting Semaj Brown “bleeds fire” at Mott Warsh Gallery performance

By Jan Worth-Nelson Facing lies, atrocities and daily affronts to self-love...

Review: Paper recreations of historical fashion “amazing” at FIA through Sept. 8

By Patsy Isenberg Is fashion art? Designer Isaac Mizrahi said on the CBS...

This Month in the Village: November features

“This Month” highlights a selection of events available to our...

This Month in the Village: September Features

In the Village, the month of September features a car show, Bikes on the...

This Month in the Village: July Events

July events, in and around Flint, feature sports, music, dance, and much...

Village Life: Remembering a Flint walk when far away–my secret of self-care

By Jan Worth-Nelson I swear, by the time I stride onto the south end of...

Village Life: No boundaries for fear–A tale of two Flints

By Melodee Mabbitt On Halloween, I’ll have lived for 10 years in...

Village Life: The Flint River dumped us, but we got a story (or two)

  By Jan Worth-Nelson I told Sarah Carson the river would give us...

Village Life: In LA or Flint, tai chi yields gifts of challenge, elation, peace

By Teddy Robertson “Breathe from the diaphragm,” says Beverly, my tai...

Village Life: A tale of two signs on the “Eastside” of Flint

By Gary Fisher They’re just metal street signs. Been there for years,...

Village Life: 85 tubas and a corny sing-a-long one secret to holiday cheer

By Jan Worth-Nelson Let’s face it–you can’t not smile when...

Village Life: Of elusive joy, lamentations and “wanton love”

By Jan Worth-Nelson   Sometimes you have to fight for joy. At a recent...

Village Life: Why I use medical cannabis

By Ted Nelson I thought I was losing my mind.  Two sleepless nights in a...

  • News Briefs

“Meaning Train” author Carrie Cunningham appearing Saturday at Totem

By Jan Worth-Nelson Carrie Cunningham, author of a new book exploring...

Kuungana concert features international dancers, drummers 8 p.m. Saturday

A concert performed by a team of international dancers and drummers is set...

Humanity in Harmony festival returns Saturday Oct. 19

By Jan Worth-Nelson The seventh annual Humanity in Harmony Music Festival...

Zoning code update progress, small business grants featured at FNU

By Luther Houle “You guys are definitely the heroes. You don’t get paid...

Drive-through flu shots, water giveaway available Friday at Genesee Health Plan office

By Jan Worth-Nelson Area residents can get flu shots without even leaving...