From the PublisherAugust 2023


Dear Readers,

When I sit down to write these letters in which I talk about what’s great in the current magazine, I often reflect on the process of creating each issue.

I get comments all the time about the variety of content we share each month. Many times, a story is suggested to us by someone who appreciates our format and our quality. It all starts with them getting on board to share with us – they take the time to talk with our writers and are always so thankful for the opportunity to be heard. I have mentioned before that many of our articles have helped create awareness of an organization or cause that ultimately benefits from their exposure in MCM. As you can imagine, we love it when that happens! We always appreciate the positive feedback we receive; of course, our goal is to shine a light on the great things about Greater Flint and we’re glad you enjoy it.

This “Education Issue” offers a variety of back-to-school-related topics … it’s fast approaching! We explore the top jobs for upcoming graduates, a little food for thought. Speaking of food, “My Dish” has ideas for packing healthy kids’ lunches. And we have tips for kids to make the most of their high school experience; if given the chance, many of us might have done things a bit differently. Here’s something different: Grand Blanc High School is introducing Girls Field Hockey this year – a really great opportunity! And we have stories about an area teacher who is up for a Presidential award, a local student artist who has received recognition from Congress, the Flint Institute of Arts has a new director of education, and a Flint couple continues their mission to educate and mentor youth in their community. And there’s much more!

Summer will be wrapping up with the fantastic annual Downtown Flint events: Back to the Bricks® is ready to kick off with parties all over Greater Flint (see pages 6-7) and the 46th Crim Festival of Races will bring the crowds on August 25-26. Exciting days ahead!

We have some great ideas for quick end-of-summer trips – whether you head out on the road or stay close to home, we hope you find a spot in the shade to escape the heat and catch up with My City.

Thanks for reading,


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