“From the Publisher” – October 2016


Dear Readers,

I would be remiss if I didn’t open this letter with a mention of the great cover image. It’s no secret that police officers all over the country are fighting bad publicity every day, struggling to keep the peace and risking their lives in cities where they get no respect. I was happy to read in Lisa Briggs’ story about mother-and-son Flint Police officers Maria and Dion Reed that the citizens of Flint appreciate the efforts of law enforcement, though the Department faces challenges. It’s a great story – check it out.

As always, there’s so much to talk about in every issue! My staff would agree, as they work tirelessly to create this top-quality publication every month, along with several other projects, both local and national. I’ve been in publishing for 20 years and their level of dedication is rare.

Also in this issue is a piece on the Flint Symphony Orchestra, celebrating its centennial anniversary – 100 years of enriching the community with music is impressive, to say the least. Flint is lucky to have a world-class orchestra led by a celebrated and passionate conductor. If you have an opportunity to see the symphony perform this season, make it a point to do so. You won’t be disappointed.

Great opportunities are abundant in our community, including help for entrepreneurs and businesspeople who are investing in Downtown and Greater Flint. Allison Rosbury wraps up her “Entrepreneur Town” series with a piece on Leadership NOW. Our Downtown focus continues with a great article by Mark Spezia about the iconic Berston Field House; if those walls could talk, indeed! And, our “Eats” feature highlights a popular Farmers’ Market dining option – MaMang – offering authentic Vietnamese cuisine. I’m definitely going to give it a try very soon.

Of course, October is the month for all things “spooky,” so, we have stories about ghostly happenings in Holly and an over-the-top haunted house you might want to visit for a good Halloween scare. Be sure to check out the columns by all our great contributors, as well as the “Haps” section … we might have snapped you!

I’m proud to offer another issue of My City Wellness along with this magazine. We begin Volume 2 of the quarterly publication with great articles about health issues which concern many of us. And, we continue our look “Inside the O.R.” with my friend, Dr. Bobby Mukkamala. I hope you enjoy it!

We always appreciate your positive feedback and story ideas – keep it coming!

Thanks for reading,

vince3 Vince Lorraine, Publisher & Editor in Chief vince@mycitymag.com




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