Village Life:  Why I use medical cannabis
Aug01

Village Life: Why I use medical cannabis

By Ted Nelson I thought I was losing my mind.  Two sleepless nights in a row had left me exhausted, depressed, and mentally discombobulated.  I was having dinner at my Los Angeles apartment with my youngest son, sharing my distress. A month earlier, I had been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate after complaining of regularly having to get up at night to pee.  My doctor prescribed Flomax.  Two weeks on Flomax and my nighttime runs to...

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East Village Magazine – August 2018
Aug01

East Village Magazine – August 2018

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

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Commentary:   At 50-year milestone, our parks–our gems–are worth celebrating
Jul31

Commentary: At 50-year milestone, our parks–our gems–are worth celebrating

By James Woolcock The Genesee County Parks are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018 and our parks are certainly worth celebrating.  Did you know that Genesee County has the largest county park system in the state of Michigan, measured by acreage? While congratulations are certainly in order for the Parks Commission, a recent story on our county parks in My City Magazine (July 2018) told only part of the story.  Just a brief...

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Goodbye, Noah:  Popular neighborhood hangout, Olympic Grill, becoming a Leo’s
Jul30

Goodbye, Noah: Popular neighborhood hangout, Olympic Grill, becoming a Leo’s

By Jan Worth-Nelson Noah Vukaj has sold Olympic Grill on E. Court Street to the Leo’s Coney Island franchise.  The sign at the popular eatery  is expected to come down Thursday, “The opportunity was there and I cannot turn it down,”  Vukaj, 53, said. He is buying a strip mall on Silver Lake Road in Fenton.  It has seven tenants, all local, and he’s looking forward to a new challenge after owning Olympic for ten...

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Hamady Food Center opens with hope for a new generation
Jul28

Hamady Food Center opens with hope for a new generation

By Darlene C. Carey “Welcome to Hamady’s!”  Hamady’s Complete Food Center owner Jim McColgan Jr. exclaimed to a crowd gathered at the official opening of the store July 25 after months of anticipation and delays. The renovated grocery store, representing the rebirth of an iconic Flint chain that had been dormant for years, is in the Hallwood Plaza at 2629 W. Pierson Rd. As the red ribbons were cut at the store entrance, a small crowd...

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Second arts millage town hall yields more questions and calls for support
Jul25

Second arts millage town hall yields more questions and calls for support

By Jan Worth-Nelson It seemed clear nobody in the audience for the second town hall on the proposed Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment millage up for a vote Aug. 7 was opposed to the arts. Nina Jones Lewis, who moderated both panels, echoed several speakers in her concluding summary, “Yes, we’re poor and yes, we have bad water, but we have something to be proud of, and it is represented here.  History has shown that...

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