Flint Farmers’ Market launches online ordering, curbside pickup; building closed through April 30
Apr07

Flint Farmers’ Market launches online ordering, curbside pickup; building closed through April 30

A new system in response to the coronavirus crisis launches Thursday April 9 at the Flint Farmers’ Market, which has closed its building through April 30. Online ordering has been set up at www.ffmtogo.square.site, and beginning Thursday, on regular market days — Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday— customers can pick their orders for curbside pickup between 1 and 5 p.m. “Shoppers are also welcome to contact individual food...

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Coronavirus masks flying from Mukkamala family’s home “maker space”
Apr05

Coronavirus masks flying from Mukkamala family’s home “maker space”

  By Jan Worth-Nelson From his own dining room table and living room, local physician and downtown community advocate  Dr. Bobby Mukkamala and his family are cranking out dozens of desperately needed surgical masks. Mukkamala and his son Nikhil,  an engineering student home on “coronavirus leave” from the University of Michigan, have produced about 200 masks so far on a set of 3D printers in their rapidly-crafted home...

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Education Beat: Flint school district serving 8,000 meals/day, adds sites, adapting to remote learning
Apr03

Education Beat: Flint school district serving 8,000 meals/day, adds sites, adapting to remote learning

by Harold C. Ford “We do not know what’s going to happen after April 16.  The flattening of this (coronavirus) curve is not supposed to happen until the week of April 23.  We are going to be in uncharted territory.  I don’t believe we’re going to be back in school this year.” Derrick Lopez, superintendent, Flint Community Schools, March 25, 2020 Derrick Lopez, Flint Community Schools’ (FCS) superintendent, proved prophetic when he...

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Education Beat: Gov. Whitmer suspends face-to-face learning at K-12 schools for rest of year
Apr03

Education Beat: Gov. Whitmer suspends face-to-face learning at K-12 schools for rest of year

By Harold C. Ford “Well we got no choice/All the girls and boys/School’s out with fever” …lyrics from School’s Out, Alice Cooper Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday signed an executive order which will close all K-12 school buildings for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year “unless restrictions are lifted.” Highlights of Executive Order 2020-35 include the following: The Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators...

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Flint residents join in “Light Up The Night” support for medical professionals
Apr02

Flint residents join in “Light Up The Night” support for medical professionals

By Tom Travis A Westside Flint neighborhood joined in a national observance Thursday night to show support for medical professionals fighting the coronavirus. As virus fears mount and the grim statistics grow exponentially, America seems to be gearing up for a month likely to bring sickness and death across the globe like no other time in our modern memories. Yet communities throughout the country took time to show love and support to...

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East Village Magazine – April 2020
Apr01

East Village Magazine – April 2020

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download here: EVM_04_20:

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