This Month in the Village:  December 2018
Dec05

This Month in the Village: December 2018

Compiled by Meghan Christian “ThisMonth” highlights a selection of events available to our readers. It is not an exhaustive list, rather a sampling of opportunities in the city. To submit events for our January issue, email your event to Managing Editor Meghan Christian at meghan.christian22@gmail.com by Dec. 26. Christmas Box Program  Dec. 1 – 21 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed from noon – 1 p.m. each day Old Newsboys...

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City pipe replacement ahead of schedule on “day of celebration,” Mayor Weaver says
Dec04

City pipe replacement ahead of schedule on “day of celebration,” Mayor Weaver says

By Meghan Christian  A total of 18,313 water service lines have been investigated to date as a part of Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s Flint Action Sustainability Team (FAST) Start Pipe Replacement Program, putting the project a year ahead of schedule, the Mayor announced to roughly 30 members of the press, residents, and city employees at a press conference today. Some of those in attendance included First and Second Ward Councilpersons...

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News Brief:  Soccer team coming to Flint 2019–help pick new name, color and logo
Dec04

News Brief: Soccer team coming to Flint 2019–help pick new name, color and logo

The Michigan Bucks, a minor league soccer team moving to Flint in 2019, announces a contest to choose the team’s name, colors and logo. The winner will receive four VIP season tickets with VIP parking passes to the inaugural season and a team-autographed jersey, and will be recognized at the press conference where the team’s new look will be unveiled. The Bucks, a USL League Two team founded in 1995 and formerly of Saginaw, Detroit...

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Mott Clowns deliver laughs and anti-bullying lessons to kids at Durant-Tuuri Mott
Dec03

Mott Clowns deliver laughs and anti-bullying lessons to kids at Durant-Tuuri Mott

By Patsy Isenberg “Turning frowns upside down one smile at a time” is the motto of the Mott Campus Clowns.  And in a Nov. 30 appearance at Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary School, they appeared to do just that, along with delivering gentle but serious anti-bullying messages. The event was for pre-K through third grade students and was hosted by Principal Angela Ascencio-Mindlin, Community Schools Director Chris Collins, and...

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Commentary:  A “blue wave,” a “pink wave,” and a few mid-term surprises
Dec02

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 intense and energetic in recent memory, and when it was all said and done the results revealed several new directions to our politics, highlighting the strong reaction to Donald Trump, and the divisions in today’s politics. Midterm elections are usually rather low-key predicable affairs, where the party out of power gains a few seats in the Congress, and a modest...

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Flint City Council November update:  discord continues, Herb Winfrey re-elected president
Nov27

Flint City Council November update: discord continues, Herb Winfrey re-elected president

By Meghan Christian  Tensions remained high at the Flint City Council (FCC) throughout November, a month highlighted by disagreements and accusations of racism and sexism from Fourth Ward Councilperson Kate Fields and Ninth Ward Councilperson Eva Worthing directed against First Ward Councilperson Eric Mays.  The tensions first came to a head when Fields and Worthing held a press conference the day after an investigative finanical...

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