From the Publisher March 2022


Dear Readers,

The countdown to spring is officially on!

It’s so encouraging to see that there are several “Happenings” scheduled to take place this month and well into spring. My City will be there to capture the happy faces of attendees. Check out our coverage of the fun at five recent winter events.

March is Women’s History Month and we’re recognizing ten of Greater Flint’s historical female standouts. Many local women have made their marks in the realms of civil rights, sports, aviation and medicine, to name a few.

There is also a never-ending list of present-day local women whose accomplishments make a great story. Read about the impressive U.S. Army Reserve career of Lt. Colonel Caitlin Hinterman on p.12. Not mentioned in the story is the fact that her brother, Peter, is on Team My City and he’s pretty proud of his sister’s achievements.

In our “7 Questions” feature, we highlight a woman very accomplished in her chosen field: Yaushica Aubert, the dedicated President & CEO of the Valley Area Agency on Aging. She gives us a peek at her personal life. I really enjoy these mini-profiles.

We enjoy sharing stories of people who realize their life’s true purpose, find personal fulfillment and then receive recognition for their impact on the lives of others. Check out “Healthcare Hero” Greg Gorton of Grand Blanc, selected as National Caregiver of the Year (from 250 nominees).

Of course, MCM is always happy to shine a spotlight on the robust local arts scene. We have a profile of the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s guest artist for the March 12 concert, multi-award-winning violinist Andrés Cárdenes. We spoke to gifted artist Ed Watkins, whose works are exhibited at the Flint Institute of Arts through April 10. Also sharing their passion with anyone who wants to learn to dance are Jared and Alisyn Hurd of FLI-City Studios – their story is on p.24. Area residents have so many opportunities to experience incredible talent in our community!

As spring grows near, let’s celebrate making it through another winter and look forward to emerging from hibernation to enjoy some great times in Greater Flint.

Thanks for reading,


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