As I write this letter, it’s feeling like spring … we made it through a record-breaking winter and can look forward to the variety of local warm weather “haps” that are just around the corner.
The word “variety” is often used to describe our publication, and this month’s cover reflects the diversity of our content – something we’re proud of. Greater Flint has a wealth of compelling stories that deserve to be told.
We always celebrate National Women’s History Month, and this year, we look to both the past and present. The “My History” piece profiles Margaret E. McLaren, the nurse for whom McLaren Flint was named. It was the first hospital in the nation to be named after a nurse, and one of the few in the nation to be named after a woman. A great part of Flint history.
Another prominent and well-respected woman in the community is Genesee Circuit Judge, Judith A. Fullerton, who will leave the bench this year after nearly four decades. We’re proud to have a piece highlighting her long career. While I’ve yet to have the pleasure of meeting Judge Fullerton, my many friends in the legal community speak very highly of her.
Another “My Story” feature profiles Randy Conat, longtime TV news reporter for ABC12 and familiar face to so many area residents for 25 years. He recently retired, and took the time to talk to us about his great career reporting Greater Flint news.
As a Flint native and Kearsley High grad, I was happy – and must admit, surprised – to learn of the phenomenal success of the school’s Bowling Team. The Kearsley girls are killing it! And our “Flashback” asked readers to share memories of Hamady Brothers grocery stores, making a comeback soon on Flint’s north end. Hey, my whole family still calls them “Hamady Sacks” … don’t you?
Rounding out another great issue are Music, Eats, Giving, and Community stories, as well as our regular variety of contributed columns. And, of course, our “Haps” section is huge – with hundreds of Greater Flint faces. People attended these events to support a variety of local organizations benefitting the arts, children’s health care, animals in need, and Special Olympics, as well as celebrations of Black History Month and our robust Irish community. Our photographers enjoyed capturing the action. If it’s happening, MCM is there!
Subscribers: Look for the spring issue of Wellness with your April MCM.
Happy Spring, everyone!