From the Publisher April 2023


Dear Readers,

Can’t you almost smell the amazing greenness of this cover? By the time you get this issue, we could be seeing some flowers starting to pop up … Springtime in Michigan! April is Home & Garden season – time for our annual special section featuring great tips from local experts.

Along those lines, our “My Community” pieces highlight two groups dedicated to helping residents beautify their communities and improve the quality of life for future generations. Read about the Neighborhood Engagement Hub: a “catalyst for positive neighborhood change” and Keeping Genesee County Beautiful, supporting residents who volunteer their time to add value to their neighborhoods.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and when it comes to impacting lives, those who are dedicated to helping children, especially those who have suffered abuse, are certainly worthy of recognition. One such person is Claudnyse Holloman, President & CEO of Voices for Children Advocacy Center. She is a very busy woman and took some time to answer our “7 Questions.”

One subject we can always count on to be popular is history; Greater Flint has a million stories! Just ask Gary Fisher, President of the Genesee County Historical Society and passionate historian. The earliest reference to the GCHS is in 1915 – it was organized by key players including C. S. Mott and Walter P. Chrysler. You can become a member of the Society – read more about the group in this issue,

From history to the future: we have pieces on two Flint natives making names for themselves in the entertainment industry. Brandon Corder has brought events to Flint including the successful Beats x Beers festival on his path to becoming a media mogul. He has big plans for his brand and a new concept he’s working on. Also pursuing a dream is Kristian Nunn (aka CheeseStixx), a self-described “goofy kid” on a journey to stand-up comedy greatness. You can check him out in this issue, and on April 20 at the Capitol Theatre in the “4/20 Jokes & Jams” show.

Rounding out the content are Health, Food, Style, Fun, our great contributed columns and much more. Springtime gets us thinking about getting outdoors, maybe pursuing a new healthy hobby, getting fit and ready to enjoy another Michigan summer – do that! And I hope you will also spend some time with My City.

Thanks for reading!


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