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Governor Whitmer’s “Winter Warm-up” draws huge crowds at Flint Farmers’ Market

By Paul Rozycki On Saturday newly inaugurated Governor Gretchen Whitmer met...

Flint Board of Education wrestles with ACLU lawsuit, staffing concerns

By Harold C. Ford At its first meeting of the 2019 calendar year, the Flint...

Land Bank presents updated property sales method to Flint Neighborhoods United

By Luther Houle Highlights from the meeting of Flint Neighborhoods United...

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,...

Whitmer coming to Flint Farmers’ Market Saturday

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gretchen Witmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist will...

News Brief: Public Affairs Forum to probe “Bringing Back Civility” Jan. 15

The Flint Area Public Affairs Forum convenes “Bringing Back Civility:...

Highsmith back in town Jan. 12 to discuss “Demolition Means Progress” at the FPL

The 2018-19 Community Read program continues Saturday with a special “Meet...

Book Review: David Buick’s Marvelous Motor Car by Lawrence Gustin

by Harold C. Ford Get your name on 40 million cars and you’re bound to...

Luminous “JFK: The Last Speech” essay collection reverberates 55 years after one October day

By Robert R. Thomas On Oct, 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave his...

Review/Commentary: “Destiny of the Republic” a timely look at an honorable president

“When he (James Garfield) was still a very young man, he had hidden a...

Detroit 1967: a movie, a book, and a searing memory of when the riots hit Flint

by Harold C. Ford “A riot is the language of the unheard.”...

Print show honoring DAS Print great William Stolpin opening at FIA Sept. 16

By Jan Worth-Nelson   Note: Sadly, we have been notified that Bill died...

Review: Quoting Comey,”The Chickenshit Club” eyes why the DOJ goes easy on bankers

By Robert R. Thomas My wife, a retired librarian, came across a blurb for...

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: Should the Lame Duck be a dead duck?

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

Commentary: A “blue wave,” a “pink wave,” and a few mid-term surprises

By Paul Rozycki Last month’s midterm election may have been the most...

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...

Village Life: Why I use medical cannabis

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

Village Life: Why I moved to Flint

    By Ted Nelson My first experience of Flint was Bishop...

Village Life: in Flint, there’s always more than one story; there’s always more to come

By Jan Worth-Nelson Some time in the middle of February – by far the...

Commentary: Time to jump-start the new city charter

By Paul Rozycki Last August Flint voters set the city on a new course when...

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,...

Commentary: People’s health comes first–fighting the Lead and Copper Rule is shameful

[This op-ed was originally published in the Detroit Free Press;  reprinted...

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: 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...

Commentary: A “blue wave,” a “pink wave,” and a few mid-term surprises

By Paul Rozycki Last month’s midterm election may have been the most...

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

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

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: 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...

Village Life: Wilbur the “Flint Strong” dog, tangled vines and a city’s fate

By Jan Worth-Nelson In a conference room at City Hall recently after a...

Detroit 1967: a movie, a book, and a searing memory of when the riots hit Flint

by Harold C. Ford “A riot is the language of the unheard.”...

Essay: Protests carry forward spirits of two mothers and an old friend, still on the march

By Teddy Robertson I haven’t seen Judy for fifty years, but here she is on...

Essay: Remembering the Selma March, the “grandest hour of the civil rights movement”

Editor’s Note: The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March some 51...

Governor Whitmer’s “Winter Warm-up” draws huge crowds at Flint Farmers’ Market

By Paul Rozycki On Saturday newly inaugurated Governor Gretchen Whitmer met...

East Village Magazine – January 2019

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

Commentary: People’s health comes first–fighting the Lead and Copper Rule is shameful

[This op-ed was originally published in the Detroit Free Press;  reprinted...

Bees making sweet honey on Flint’s East Side

By Patsy Isenberg Flint’s East Side may be a tattered symbol to some human...

Dorothy’s House of Coffee a welcoming spot for coffee, conversation and faith

by Luther Houle More than a dozen students met at Dorothy’s House of...

Flint Community Schools board paves way for active new year amid uncertainty and change

by Harold C. Ford Amid uncertainty and change as the Flint Community Schools...

Jacky King laid to rest: Flint loses a genuine hero

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

Editorial: Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks

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

Governor Whitmer’s “Winter Warm-up” draws huge crowds at Flint Farmers’ Market

By Paul Rozycki On Saturday newly inaugurated Governor Gretchen Whitmer met...

Flint Board of Education wrestles with ACLU lawsuit, staffing concerns

By Harold C. Ford At its first meeting of the 2019 calendar year, the Flint...

Land Bank presents updated property sales method to Flint Neighborhoods United

By Luther Houle Highlights from the meeting of Flint Neighborhoods United...

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,...

Whitmer coming to Flint Farmers’ Market Saturday

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gretchen Witmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist will...

News Brief: Public Affairs Forum to probe “Bringing Back Civility” Jan. 15

The Flint Area Public Affairs Forum convenes “Bringing Back Civility:...

Highsmith back in town Jan. 12 to discuss “Demolition Means Progress” at the FPL

The 2018-19 Community Read program continues Saturday with a special “Meet...

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...

Review: “The Rep” performs energetic “Assassins” to packed house

By Patsy Isenberg On Friday night, Nov. 9, the talented and energetic cast...

Review: “Beautiful Decay” sculptures featured at MCC through Oct. 30

By Patsy Isenberg “Beautiful Decay” is the theme of a mixed...

Review: Chilly Artwalk brings witches, quilts, music, and “South of the Border” to warm up downtown scene

By Patsy Isenberg On a chilly Oct. 12, Artwalk brought not only great art...

Review/Commentary: Foreboding “Fahrenheit 11/9” a jumbled jeremiad, but we still need it

By Jan Worth-Nelson In his opening remarks to a crowd of about 1,000 at the...

Review: Summer Osborne sings the way with call for “spiritual revolution,” peace and love

by Harold Ford “You’re going to make the difference between loving and...

Review: Hot Friday the 13th downtown ARTWALK a feast of stellar art and music

By Patsy Isenberg A lot of people came to downtown Flint on Friday the 13th...

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...

Village Life: Why I moved to Flint

    By Ted Nelson My first experience of Flint was Bishop...

Village Life: in Flint, there’s always more than one story; there’s always more to come

By Jan Worth-Nelson Some time in the middle of February – by far the...

Grayce Scholt, iconic writer, teacher, artist and poet of East Village Magazine, dead at 92

By Jan Worth-Nelson It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Grayce...

  • News Briefs

Whitmer coming to Flint Farmers’ Market Saturday

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gretchen Witmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist will...

News Brief: Public Affairs Forum to probe “Bringing Back Civility” Jan. 15

The Flint Area Public Affairs Forum convenes “Bringing Back Civility:...

Highsmith back in town Jan. 12 to discuss “Demolition Means Progress” at the FPL

The 2018-19 Community Read program continues Saturday with a special “Meet...

News Brief: health research project applications sought

Applications are being sought for community health research projects in...

News Brief: Flint middle schoolers to report on diabetes, addiction findings

Flint middle school students collaborating on health research and community...