Well, the winter enthusiasts got their wish. I do enjoy watching frozen Lake Fenton come alive with ice fishermen, skaters, snowmobiles … and dune buggies? I have to say that I prefer a sunny day on my deck watching the sailors on the north end, say, mid-July. It’ll be here before we know it! But for now, our photographer is out capturing lots of area folks having fun out in the cold for our “My Faces” spreads.
It’s also hockey season and it’s exciting to think about Flint having a team again! We’ll have that story when all the dust settles. In the meantime, the U of M-Flint Men’s Hockey Club is a very talented team and at this printing was having a great season. Talent takes on many forms; also in this issue are stories about a passionate singer, an inspiring dancer and a successful entrepreneur who is sharing his talent for business with young people. Of course, all these people have ties to Flint and we’re happy to share their stories with you.
My City is all about great stories, and we love the feedback we get from people who are inspired by what they see in our magazine. This month, the Hurley Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is featured in a piece about a family who experienced the unparalleled level of care provided there. On the other end of the spectrum is a piece on the warming center run by Catholic Charities Center for Hope, another example of the many good and giving people out there. And in this “month of love,” it was fitting to present a love story. My thanks to Dr. Erick and Gloria VanDuyne for sharing – they’re good and giving people, too.
Now, I have to switch from a love story to one about a serious issue that is likely to surprise you. Did you know that Michigan is one of the top five states where the crime of human trafficking is proliferating? This one was an eye-opener for me. Read about the efforts of the Genesee County Human Trafficking Task Force. Our team feels obligated to present this type of content and we’re so gratified to know that our readers appreciate stories that are relevant, well-written and are not driven by our advertisers.
On that note, I’ll take this opportunity to say “thanks” to our advertisers and the thousands of subscribers who enjoy their monthly My City. Without all of their support, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to create this premium publication. Keep the great feedback coming!
|Vince Lorraine, Publisher & Editor in Chief