From the Publisher March 2019

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Dear Readers,

As I write this, I can feel the change in the sun’s energy – like much of the U.S., I think we deserve an early spring! Our community will soon come alive with anticipation of many exciting annual events and ongoing rejuvenation of Downtown Flint.

So many Flint people are doing good work and helping the city to move forward, including the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village. In particular, they’re showing kids that the city is about possibilities and opportunities, not just bad water. Also profiled is the Pearls of Perfection Debutante Program . Offered by the Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the program helps young African American women begin a journey to success – and they even have a cotillion! Who knew?

One thing we know for sure: there are many animal lovers in Greater Flint. My City has highlighted and supports several pet rescue organizations and this month, we have a feature on pet fostering, with sources from the Humane Society of Genesee County and Adopt-A-Pet in Fenton. By the way, Tropi Tan Salons in Greater Flint are collecting pet supplies this month for donation to local shelters.

If there’s anything almost as popular as cute animal photos, it’s photos of food! When it’s cold outside, some good “pub grub” hits the spot – check out “My Eats”(but not if you’re hungry).

We’ll soon be ready to get outdoors and enjoy the weather, but our “My Hobby” and “My Fun” subjects represent both ends of the indoor-activity spectrum: chess clubs and Ninja workouts – both uniquely challenging and available to enjoy locally. I’m pretty good at chess, but the Ninja thing …

“Flint Through the Decades” continues with a look at the ‘30s in “Part III: Changing the Nation” – from the building of Bishop Airport to the Sit-Down Strike – great stuff! Wrapping up this issue are the diverse contributed columns, a “My Music” piece about Flint native, Joe Ryan III, who is realizing his dream in Hollywood AND 20 pages of people enjoying Greater Flint happenings.

Happy Spring – and thanks for reading!

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