From the PublisherApril 2024


Dear Readers,

Ready or not … April is officially Home & Garden time! Some of my neighbors on Lake Fenton have had their docks in the water for about a month now; am I a slacker or are they overly eager? As I write this, we’re getting that (last?) big blast of snow to welcome spring; so, I think I’m okay for now.

Springtime gets us thinking about getting outdoors, maybe pursuing a new healthy hobby, getting fit and ready to enjoy another fantastic Michigan summer. The folks at Genesee County Parks are ready to welcome enthusiasts with a schedule of exciting events. And in our “7 Questions” feature, we profile Patrick Linihan, now the director of GCP – Michigan’s largest county park system.

As we start planning our warm weather fun, most of us have made a list of the DIY projects we want to get started and decided what we want to plant in our gardens. Can’t wait! Maybe you’re preparing for your first foray into the world of gardening or perhaps you’re approaching the expert level. Check out our feature on the Master Gardeners Association of Genesee County Michigan and the MSU Extension Master Gardener program – so many people are dedicated to helping beautify and educate our communities, and much more. Our “My Dish” contributor Erin Caudell is also an accomplished farmer, offering an abundance of produce to area residents through Flint Ingredient Co. and Weekly Greens CSA (community supported agriculture). On the “Home” side, we also have some trending ideas for hitting the re-fresh button on your interior décor, DIY style.

In our “Senior Living” section, we highlight local people in different stages of life’s journey; two who have experienced losing a life partner, and one celebrating her 100th trip around the sun. In a very exciting stage of his own journey is Flint’s Ardreal “Bossman” Holmes, well on his way to securing his spot in the city’s rich boxing history.

Rounding out the content are Style, Health, our great contributed columns and many, many faces captured enjoying a few recent local “Haps.” Enjoy!

Thanks for reading,


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