From the Publisher April 2022


Dear Readers,

While I always look forward to our Home & Garden issue and the warm weather April brings, it makes me realize it’s time to get busy on all the spring projects at my own home. I found a couple of ideas in our special section (p.56) that I’m adding to the list. Now, I need a nap just thinking about it.

Already on top of spring clean-up in their Flint community are Ladel Lewis and the Sarvis Park Neighborhood Association. Talk about motivation! The SPNA was created to “help build pride and reduce blight in the community.” They are making it happen and planning for their annual Neighborhood Cleanup Day on April 23.

Neighbors helping neighbors – these are always great stories to share and there never seems to be a shortage. Every day, Flint residents and organizations reach out and do whatever they can for those who need help. One such organization is the R.L. Jones Community Outreach Center.

Another subject we always make plenty of room for is arts, and this issue is no exception. Actress Ava Cota of Linden has joined Flint’s Terry Crews as the only Genesee County natives to play leading movie roles during this century. And we offer two features about superior local musical talent: the Genesee Wind Symphony is celebrating 40 years and the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Flutist Brandon LePage will be performing as the guest soloist at the concert this month. There are so many opportunities for you to support local arts … they never disappoint!

Folks who have been flocking to Frank’s Hoppy Bistro in Fenton have not been disappointed! The food is just like you remember (with some great new things, too) and what’s even better is their new location is about two minutes from my house! If you’re hungry, I urge you to NOT look.

Check out the “My Haps” coverage starting on p.80 – there are so many fantastic events coming up this spring … MCM will be there hoping to “snap” you!

Thanks for reading


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