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Commentary: An open letter to my Republican friends

By Paul Rozycki To my Republican friends: While we may disagree on many...

Galloway issues statement on Eric Mays’ behavior: “unacceptable”

  By Jan Worth-Nelson In the wake of an uproar created by Flint...

Flint City Council kicks off 2020 with chaos, yelling, members stalking out early, no work done

By Tom Travis and Melodee Mabbitt Returning from the season of “Peace On...

Education Beat: New president Casey Lester to FCS board: “I’m going to need your help”

By Harold C. Ford The newest member of the Flint Board of Education, Casey...

Cynthia Neeley wins nomination over nine Dems in 34th District primary; turnout 6.7 percent

By Paul Rozycki The last two months have been very good for the Neeley...

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...

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...

Commentary: An open letter to my Republican friends

By Paul Rozycki To my Republican friends: While we may disagree on many...

Village Life: Every day, I dream of Down Time

By Jan Worth-Nelson Every day I keep dreaming of Down Time. I used to crave...

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....

Commentary: An open letter to my Republican friends

By Paul Rozycki To my Republican friends: While we may disagree on many...

Review: “Hatred, Inc.” and “Why We Hate” cast light on today’s quagmires

By Robert Thomas Matt Taibbi’s book Hate Inc. and the Discovery...

Village Life: Every day, I dream of Down Time

By Jan Worth-Nelson Every day I keep dreaming of Down Time. I used to crave...

Commentary: Three budgets, three deficits, three crises?

By Paul Rozycki “Flint’s ‘comeback story’ at odds with its bleak...

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...

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: Every day, I dream of Down Time

By Jan Worth-Nelson Every day I keep dreaming of Down Time. I used to crave...

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...

Galloway issues statement on Eric Mays’ behavior: “unacceptable”

  By Jan Worth-Nelson In the wake of an uproar created by Flint...

Flint City Council kicks off 2020 with chaos, yelling, members stalking out early, no work done

By Tom Travis and Melodee Mabbitt Returning from the season of “Peace On...

Cynthia Neeley wins nomination over nine Dems in 34th District primary; turnout 6.7 percent

By Paul Rozycki The last two months have been very good for the Neeley...

Eight of ten Democrats in 34th district primary race face off in forum

By Paul Rozycki Eight of the ten Democrats competing to fill Flint Mayor...

East Village Magazine – January 2020

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download...

Flint city government year ends noisily amidst council v. mayoral counterattacks as audit rolls in on time

By Tom Travis The last week of the year in Flint city government, normally a...

Editorial: Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks

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

Commentary: An open letter to my Republican friends

By Paul Rozycki To my Republican friends: While we may disagree on many...

Galloway issues statement on Eric Mays’ behavior: “unacceptable”

  By Jan Worth-Nelson In the wake of an uproar created by Flint...

Flint City Council kicks off 2020 with chaos, yelling, members stalking out early, no work done

By Tom Travis and Melodee Mabbitt Returning from the season of “Peace On...

Education Beat: New president Casey Lester to FCS board: “I’m going to need your help”

By Harold C. Ford The newest member of the Flint Board of Education, Casey...

Cynthia Neeley wins nomination over nine Dems in 34th District primary; turnout 6.7 percent

By Paul Rozycki The last two months have been very good for the Neeley...

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...

Russ Dotson turns abandoned wood into Flint’s “found beauty”

By Jan Worth-Nelson After 22 years in the Navy, including tours of duty in...

Review: Local actor, director, poet, activist reflects on recent “Passing Strange”

By Patsy Isenberg Her name’s Harvey. Just Harvey.  She’s been in...

Review: One more weekend to see “outstanding” Flint Rep’s “Into the Woods”

By Patsy Isenberg “Into the Woods” is an outstanding blend of talents...

Review: “Hatred, Inc.” and “Why We Hate” cast light on today’s quagmires

By Robert Thomas Matt Taibbi’s book Hate Inc. and the Discovery...

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...

Village Life: Every day, I dream of Down Time

By Jan Worth-Nelson Every day I keep dreaming of Down Time. I used to crave...

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...

  • 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...