Shelter of Flint announces new president/CEO
Sep23

Shelter of Flint announces new president/CEO

Linda Bielskis has been appointed president and CEO of Shelter of Flint by the agency’s board of directors. Bielskis, who has 25 years’ experience in non-profit social service organizations  joined Shelter of Flint on an interim basic March 2 as part of a transition plan after the retirement of Anne Grantner.  She is a longtime Shelter board member and former chair. “As we move forward in these uncertain times, the Board...

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VP nominee Sen. Kamala Harris makes first campaign stop in Flint; visits local businesses and Farmers Market
Sep22

VP nominee Sen. Kamala Harris makes first campaign stop in Flint; visits local businesses and Farmers Market

By Paul Rozycki Greeted with cheers of “Kamala, Kamala,” and “Welcome to Flint,” Democratic vice- presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris began her Michigan campaign tour Tuesday, with a stop in Flint.  She visited the new Comma Bookstore near Buckham Alley before walking to the Farmers’ Market surrounded by media, Secret Service, and enthusiastic supporters. A modest crowd that waited over an hour to greet her at the Comma...

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Sunday concert cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns
Sep21

St. Paul’s Episcopal Sunday concert cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The first concert scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church recently resurrected live music series has been called off, Rector Dan Scheid announced today. “I regret to inform  East Village Magazine readers that the recital scheduled for this Sunday, Sept. 27 is cancelled,”  Scheid posted on Facebook. “This is due to the continued response to Covid-19, taking into account the governor’s...

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Pipeline replacement deadline Sept. 18, FNU reminds residents;  census, blight, COVID testing, placemaking also discussed
Sep15

Pipeline replacement deadline Sept. 18, FNU reminds residents; census, blight, COVID testing, placemaking also discussed

By Coner Segren Reminders of the Sept. 18 pipeline replacement deadline, COVID-19 testing sites, the census, placemaking projects featuring porches, and ongoing efforts against blight were the main topics of discussion of the Sept. 12 meeting of Flint Neighborhoods United (FNU) conducted via Zoom because of the pande The meeting was moderated by Theresa Roach, program director of the  Crim Foundation;  and Lucille James, FNU...

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Review:  Flint native filmmaker’s latest production puts pandemic focus on frontline workers
Sep13

Review: Flint native filmmaker’s latest production puts pandemic focus on frontline workers

By Harold C. Ford “Private industry really stepped up.” –Erin Brennan, emergency room physician “On the Line” is a refreshing antidote to a steady stream of stories about a chief executive who mishandled a pandemic and lied to the nation about its worst health crisis in a hundred years. A short film, lasting less than nine minutes, its lens is squarely focused on frontliners who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during...

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