Easter Egg Hunt, skateboard competition, possible park announcements scheduled for April 20
Apr09

Easter Egg Hunt, skateboard competition, possible park announcements scheduled for April 20

By Jeffery L. Carey, Jr. A free Easter egg hunt and skateboarding jam to raise awareness and promote a possible new skatepark is set for 12 noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Flint’s local skatepark inside the Swartz Creek Golf Course, 1902 Hammerberg Rd. Sponsored by DIY Flint, Brush Alley Skateboard Shop, and the Recycle Bike Shop and Mobile Bike Repair, the event will feature a skateboard competition and live music from the band...

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Durant-Tuuri-Mott students make blankets for homeless
Apr08

Durant-Tuuri-Mott students make blankets for homeless

By Harold C. Ford Students at Flint’s Durant-Tuuri-Mott (DTM) Elementary are making blankets for Flint-area homeless during their lunch periods at school.  Some 25 students in third through sixth grades will deliver six blankets to the North End Soup Kitchen on Global Youth Service Day Thursday, April 11.  Catholic Charities-Flint will then distribute the blankets to needy persons at area homeless shelters. DTM students selected the...

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Review: The Rep’s “Glass Menagerie” honorably recreates the classic’s poignant memory-scape
Apr08

Review: The Rep’s “Glass Menagerie” honorably recreates the classic’s poignant memory-scape

By Patsy Isenberg “The play is memory. Being a memory play, it is dimly lighted, it is sentimental, it is not realistic. In memory everything seems to happen to music. That explains the fiddle in the wings. I am the narrator of the play, and also a character in it. The other characters are my mother Amanda, my sister Laura and a gentleman caller who appears in the final scenes.” Those are some of the opening lines spoken by the...

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East Village Magazine – April 2019
Apr08

East Village Magazine – April 2019

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download here: East Village Magazine – April – 2019

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“Without the resurgence of neighborhoods, all else will crumble,” leader notes at end of grassroots workshop series
Apr05

“Without the resurgence of neighborhoods, all else will crumble,” leader notes at end of grassroots workshop series

By Jan Worth-Nelson After sessions in February and March on leadership, funding strategies, blight, reuse of vacant lots, and promoting health through environmental design, the “Neighbors Changing Flint” series concluded March 27 with a focus on advocacy, campaign development and long-term change. About 40 residents, many of whom had attended all six of the sessions,  assembled one last time at the Sylvester Broome...

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