Hamady sacked again:  local food advocate responds to store closure
Nov17

Hamady sacked again: local food advocate responds to store closure

By Darlene Carey           On the threshold of winter, Hamady Complete Food Center closed its doors at 9 p.m. Nov. 6, fewer than four months since its grand reopening July 25. Repeated attempts from East Village Magazine for comments from Hamady management went unanswered. When the store opened, owner Jim McColgan Jr. said he had invested the last two and a half years to open up the Hallwood Plaza store in the hopes to combat the food...

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News Brief:  Hunger, Homelessness Week Lunch and Learn TOMORROW at Bethel
Nov14

News Brief: Hunger, Homelessness Week Lunch and Learn TOMORROW at Bethel

Flint Area Community Housing Resource Board and Bethel United Methodist Church observe National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week with a Lunch & Learn Conference 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bethel United Methodist Church, 309 N. Ballenger Hwy. Warming and personal hygiene items will be available, as well as information from advocacy organizations. For more information, to donate personal care items, or to request...

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Thanksgiving memoir:   Temple of the City — a story of Atwood Stadium
Nov12

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

By Gary L. Fisher NOTE:  Gary Fisher, a local historian, will speak on the history of the venerable Atwood Stadium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Genesee County Historical Society  at the Durant-Dort Carriage Company office, 316 W. Water St., Flint. Free parking in the lot adjoining the building. My first trip to Flint’s Atwood Stadium is seared in to my brain. My mom told me my dad would have a big surprise for me when he got...

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Flint Fright Film Fest 2018 draws 260 entries, stages entertaining show for horror fans
Nov12

Flint Fright Film Fest 2018 draws 260 entries, stages entertaining show for horror fans

By Jeffery L Carey Jr. About 260 entries submitted to the Oct 27 second annual Flint Fright Film Fest provided “a low cost fun show for people in and around Flint who love horror and weird stuff like we do,” stated film festival organizer and judge of the festival Paul Counelis. A film titled Sweetie  by two United Kingdom directors, Ethan Evans and Sean Toshach, won the $100 “Grand Ghoul Award” for best overall picture...

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Review:  “The Rep” performs energetic “Assassins” to packed house
Nov11

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

By Patsy Isenberg On Friday night, Nov. 9, the talented and energetic cast of “Assassins” opened a timely musical at The Rep. With inspired direction from Michael Luberes, producing artistic director of the company, this show takes the audience on a wild ride revisiting nine presidential assassinations or attempted assassinations in U.S. history. Time is scrambled because the assassins interact with each other and share their unique...

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