From the Publisher September 2020

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Dear Readers,

On last year’s September cover, the artwork highlighted our article on Greater Flint’s “gridiron greats” as we prepared to celebrate the high school and college football season. How our lives have changed.

Also last September, we featured hundreds of faces in our coverage of local events including Taste in Fenton, Flint River Flotilla, Downtown Throwdown at the Farmers’ Market and of course, Back to the Bricks tune-up events throughout the county. Sadly, not this year. But although the 2020 B2B was scaled back (to say the least), the organization managed to raise over $4,300 for Whaley Children’s Center. Excellent! My City followed the B2B action.

Of course, the cancellation of some huge annual events took a toll on Downtown and Greater Flint restaurants and businesses. Their struggle toward recovery continues with the rest of the country. Many eateries have survived by serving patrons outdoors throughout the beautiful summer, and we highlight some of them in our Eats feature. September’s weather should still be great for dining outside – let’s keep those patios open a bit longer!

While My City has also had to adapt our content slightly post-COVID, we are happy to still be producing a top-quality, well-read publication that highlights good things people are doing for their fellow humans. This month’s Community and Outreach pieces are fine examples. Another inspiring example of Flint’s giving spirit is featured in our My Success profile of Flint Diaper Bank Co-founder and multi-award-winning ABC12 Evening News Anchor, Angie Hendershot. It’s a great read.

One thing that will never change is the gorgeous fall color we enjoy in Michigan. We compiled a Top 10 list of the best tours and stops to enjoy. And if you prefer a little “wilder” type of fun, check out Supe’s Exotic Jungle in Tyrone Township.

Rounding out the engaging September content are Music, Arts, Sports, History and Tech features for your end-of-summer reading enjoyment. And we continue to expand our reach with the My City Home publication that our subscribers received this month.

Be well and thanks for reading.

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