From the Publisher July 2022

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Dear Readers,

For more than a decade, Team MCM has enjoyed providing a publication to highlight the positive things about Greater Flint. This summer, we’ve been especially happy to share stories about the most recent and much-anticipated Downtown renovations, including this month’s feature on the fantastic and all-new Sloan Museum! When MCM visited, they were busily preparing to open their doors to the public on the 16th of this month, but graciously allowed us a “sneak peek.” Visitors are going to be truly wowed!

We’re also excited and proud to shine a light on the 2022 UM-Flint Maize & Blue Grads – 14 exceptional young people who have worked hard and are headed toward bright futures. Congrats to all! I know that when you read the letters they submitted to be considered for this honor, you will be impressed by their eloquence.

MCM has shined a spotlight on many, many impressive artists and this month’s subject is not only creative and talented, Andy Hill’s Electro Art Works are also really fun! I might need a piece for my desk. Another super-accomplished artist in this issue is boogie-woogie pianist, Mark Braun – the great “My Music” story of his career.

I am often pleasantly surprised by story suggestions I receive. I was recently speaking to a friend, Carolyn Stubbs, who asked if we might want to do a story about the Genesee Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and their 125-year anniversary. The DAR is a huge group of women all over the world who are descendents of patriots who served during the American Revolution. They are dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving a historical legacy. When you read the story, I know you will feel the same sense of pride that I do in these women who respect and honor our democracy as we celebrate America’s Independence Day.

There’s much, much more in this issue: outstanding people, food, style, fun, history, our great contributed columns AND ten pages of folks enjoying summer happenings.

Take some time in July to enjoy life! I wish you all a safe and memorable July 4th – God Bless America!

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