From the Publisher June 2021

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Dear Readers,

This month marks our eighth anniversary – nearly 100 issues (actually, more than 100 when you count our quarterly Wellness magazines.) Our team is dedicated to creating a quality publication and the feedback we get confirms it. Last year, our seventh anniversary passed without fanfare due to lockdown – we couldn’t produce a June issue. That sure seems like a long time ago.

We’re always excited to reveal the winners of our annual City’s Choice Awards. If you were one of the many who took the time to vote, thank you! If you or your company are a winner, congratulations! I’m sure you have seen the many Hurley Medical Center billboards in the area proudly displaying the MCM Wellness Awards crest. We encourage the City’s Choice winners to reach out to our team if they want to use the “Winner” crest in their marketing. Simply email graphics@mycitymag.com.

Speaking of winners, the Genesee County Jail I.G.N.I.T.E. initiative is winning at addressing generational incarceration. Started less than a year ago, the education, re-entry and rehabilitation initiative has involved over 1,000 inmates with nearly 500 enrolled in the Michigan GED program this school year. Fantastic!

It’s definitely time for stories about great things to do outdoors in Michigan. “My Hobby” takes me back to my fly-fishing days … maybe I can make time for that again someday. Check out the piece on the Charles A. Fellows Chapter of Michigan Trout Unlimited and their very noble purpose.

Shifting gears from a quiet river to a busy recording studio, our “My Music” piece profiles Tha Beast Lani – ten-year-old Milan Reaves – a little girl chasing a dream of being a hip hop star. Check out our history piece on Flint Northern High School, “Home of the State Champions” and the local nonprofit, Clara’s Hope, is highlighted in “My Outreach.”

Our outreach pieces are always so inspiring; this led us to create My City Cares last year. The second annual publication is included in this issue. So, when you finish reading this letter, flip your magazine over and upside down … cool, right?

We’re excited to report that “Happenings” are starting to return, including many listed in the Cares pages that local charitable organizations have scheduled for the coming months. Of course, MCM was on hand for the action at the Flint City Bucks home opener AND a brand new Back to the Bricks kickoff event.

Things are happening again in Greater Flint – get out there and enjoy!

Thanks for reading,

 

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