From the Publisher November 2017


Dear Readers,

How ‘bout this cover!

Grand Blanc High School senior, Alicia Woollcott, got quite a bit of attention this fall (even on national TV) for crushing it on the gridiron as a Bobcat AND representing the school as a knockout homecoming queen. But, I’ll bet she didn’t see herself on the cover of Flint’s premiere city magazine. What a cool story. Enjoy!

Smack in the middle of the season, we’ve got a “little” more football for you – check out the kids learning about the game at a very young age in the Great Lakes Recreational Football League. Such an important character-builder, and the coaches are dedicated to making it a valuable experience for all.

Our youth are our future, and there are many people who devote energy and resources to help kids grow up to be contributors to society. Be sure to read the inspiring “My Arts” piece on the GVRC/Buckham Gallery Share Art Program for youth in detention. These community leaders give troubled kids a way to express themselves through art and take a step on a better path. It’s always rewarding for the MCM team to share stories of local citizens making a real difference in the lives of others in Flint, and if you’re a regular reader, you know that this is the only place to find them.

When it comes to the arts in our city, the music scene is particularly interesting. We profile a local band that’s been around with various members for 15 years, and a man running a record label who’s passionate about helping Flint and Michigan-based artists get their music out there.

We like any good reason to highlight a compelling human-interest story. As we celebrate Veterans Day this month, we highlight Vietnam veteran, Joe Mishler, in our “My Story” piece. It’s no wonder he’s dedicated to helping his fellow veterans in the Holly area.

Fall makes everyone think of comfort food, especially the traditional Thanksgiving meal. For “My Eats,” we checked in with the experts at The Laundry in Fenton to get some wine-pairing tips. Looks delicious!

And, as always, our photographers have been busy! I’m talking about 16 pages of faces – people having fun and raising money for many good causes. If it’s going on in Greater Flint, MCM is there. There are other “Haps” on our website, as well.

I hope you’ve found time to vote online for the “Greater Flint’s Best Dressed” nominees … stay tuned for the results!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, and thanks for reading.


Comments are closed.