From the Publisher August 2020

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Dear Readers,

Who would ever imagine that My City subscription numbers would increase during a global health crisis? Well, they have!

Maybe it’s the feel of a high-quality magazine in your hands as you flip through the glossy pages, drawn in and pleasantly surprised by what you find. Or, maybe you’re happy to have access to a periodical that brings you positive stories about your community despite the daily bombardment from news and social media. I believe it’s because Team My City sets a goal every month to produce one of the best local publications in the country. This issue is no exception!

Most of our readers have heard of the man on our cover – veteran comedian and proud Flint native, Bryan McCree. He opened up to our writer, Pete Hinterman, about his beginnings, what he’s learned over four decades in “show biz” and what the future holds. It’s a great read!

Many aspects of our lives are still uncertain, but moving slowly forward. Our My Community pieces offer information about reopening of local venues and attractions. We also reached out to local institutions in our growing college community for input about what the fall 2020 semester will look like for students. (We’ve highlighted those that responded to our inquiry before the deadline.)

While some of us think about which of our favorite restaurants have reopened, many in Greater Flint deal with food insecurity every day. Featured in the My Outreach piece is an organization that works tirelessly to provide for hungry people in 22 counties – Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

One local eatery that survived the shutdown is JT’s Country Kitchen in Swartz Creek, and they credit the loyal patrons of Greater Flint for pulling them through it. JT’s was able to provide hundreds of meals to local essential healthcare workers, as well. Just another example of good people helping their community.

There’s a lot to feel good about in this issue, as always. Don’t miss the Sports, Fun, Passion and History pieces, as well as our variety of contributed columns. We look forward to once again covering all the local “Happenings” when we’re able to do so.

Since 2013, Team MCM has used 50+ years of combined publishing experience to highlight Greater Flint in a classy, fun and unique way. We’re still here, still growing and thankful for our subscribers, readers and advertisers without whose support it would not be possible.

Thanks for reading

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