Flotsam to fashion: salvaged water bottles become raincoats, swimsuits in Flint Fit project
Sep18

Flotsam to fashion: salvaged water bottles become raincoats, swimsuits in Flint Fit project

By Patsy Isenberg Key figures from Flint Fit, a project to turn 90,000 water bottles into fashion, were on hand at The Capitol Theatre Sept. 15 to show Flint what became of the truckload of plastic collected in the city last fall. The clothes, created by a triumvirate of artists in New York City; thread and material manufacturers in Greensboro, North Carolina; and Flint-based sewers at the St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center aren’t...

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Thread Lake, Kearsley dam projects progress;  downtown “rapids” plan on Flint River hits snag
Sep15

Thread Lake, Kearsley dam projects progress; downtown “rapids” plan on Flint River hits snag

By Jeffery L Carey Jr. As the year winds down, the City of Flint has begun its fourth dam project, this one at the Kearsley Dam at the corner of Layton Boulevard and Western Road. Work on the Kearsley Dam follows the recent repair of Thread Lake Dam and the removal of both the Fabri and Hamilton Dams. The announcement of work beginning on the Kearsley Dam came Aug.31 from Mayor Karen Weaver and the city’s Director of Public Works Rob...

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Kayak Flint launches “urban paddling” through downtown beginning this weekend
Sep11

Kayak Flint launches “urban paddling” through downtown beginning this weekend

By Jan Worth-Nelson Despite what Michael Moore said, inaccurately, in his new film “Fahrenheit 11/9,” the Flint River is cleaner and more beautiful than ever before, thanks to years of assiduous cleanup and the gradual removal of the Hamilton Dam.  Now the determined river advocates and activists of the Flint River Watershed Coalition and its chapter, the Corridor Alliance, have created an “urban paddling”...

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East Village Magazine – September 2018
Sep07

East Village Magazine – September 2018

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

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Ruth Mott Foundation grants of $1.9 million catalyzing change in Flint’s north end
Sep05

Ruth Mott Foundation grants of $1.9 million catalyzing change in Flint’s north end

By Jan Worth-Nelson In the third year of a strategy focused on Flint’s north end, the Ruth Mott Foundation has announced new grants totaling $1.9 million distributed among 25 projects, both large-scale and small-scale. RMF officials say results from their multi-year efforts, which have corresponded to the worst phases of the city’s water crisis, are beginning to bear fruit:  “bustling neighborhood hubs where there were none, formerly...

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Riders help Doyle/Ryder students roar into the school year
Sep05

Riders help Doyle/Ryder students roar into the school year

By Harold C. Ford Some two dozen area motorcyclists obliterated the image of motorcycle riders as narcissists living on the edge of law as they welcomed Doyle/Ryder Elementary students back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Dubbed “Rolling Into Success,” the event was organized by Kevelin Jones, Doyle/Ryder principal, and Urundi Knox, bishop of Burton-based Ebenezer Ministries. Adults lined the entranceway to the school and lavished the...

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