I am writing this on the second day of summer, happy to say that I’ve already taken one tour around Lake Fenton on my pontoon … that might be a record for me! July is a busy month for Greater Flint, so be sure to check our “Can’t Miss List” and remember to visit mycitymag.com to find out what’s coming up that you don’t want to miss.
So, we’re into Volume 3 of our ever-evolving publication and part of that evolution is the City’s Choice Awards. We’re proud to announce the 2015 winners in this issue. The month of June was abuzz with media attention for this campaign – prospective winners throughout the area put up our special window clings to promote their businesses and “get out the vote.” Over 10,200 votes were cast in 141 categories ranging from food and drink like the best fish & chips, Bloody Mary and Coney, to local media personalities and hair stylists … you name it! We’re so excited about the results and the level of participation – check out the winners.
As we celebrate award-winners and get ready for Flint’s fantastic summer events, we should also be mindful of the troubles that our neighbors from every walk of life face every day. Be sure to read “Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?” about domestic violence. We talked to the good people at the YWCA Greater Flint about the ways they assist victims in our area. MCM will continue to shed light on issues that aren’t pretty, but that we can’t ignore and hope to help change.
Helping others is all in a day’s work for the true everyday heroes at the Flint Fire Department. MCM got a chance to hang out with a squad and though it was a rather uneventful day (which is a good thing), it was no less interesting. Check out “My Day”. And our “College Town USA” series continues with a look at Kettering University and Baker College, two institutions playing huge roles in the community. Wrapping up our Flint focus is the “My Eats” feature, a tour of the variety of great food served at the Farmers’ Market.
The month of July is a time for celebrating all that is America, and what’s more American than NASCAR? We caught up with driver Erik Jones, a local kid who just turned 19 and is enjoying some super-impressive wins (and paychecks). And our history feature highlights American Revolutionary War veteran Jonathan Beach, for whom the Downtown street was named – always educational.
Hope your summer’s off to a great start! If you plan to travel North to Mackinac, check out our “My Destination” section … and please bring me back some fudge.
Thanks for reading.
|Vince Lorraine, Publisher & Editor in Chief email@example.com|