While Team My City is always drawn to stories that are unique and compelling, our content is often driven by national observances, holidays, things to which we can all relate. Sometimes, the stories we share check multiple boxes, such as those under this month’s “My City Law” header.
National Law Day is celebrated on May 1, and has become a month-long observance in many communities. We are highlighting the Greater Flint legal community with several articles – a profile of a veteran local judge; an effort to create legislation that will protect abused animals; expert information on a useful estate planning tool; a group dedicated to helping former incarcerated persons return to society and a non-profit helping child survivors of sex trafficking. So many community members are truly making a difference in the lives of others.
May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and our “My Health” articles explore the role of nutrition in our mental well-being, as well as the signs of behavioral health issues in kids, and the services offered at the Hurley Adolescent Behavioral Unit. In addition, McLaren Flint offers an informative piece about a common condition – “The Pain Women Shouldn’t Ignore.”
On May 20, the MTA (Mass Transportation Authority) will host its long-awaited 50th Anniversary Gala, postponed from 2021 due to the pandemic. The award-winning MTA is considered by many as a model operation for the country.
The future is bright for a group of Mott Culinary Institute students who recently returned from a ten-day study-abroad trip (an MCC first) to Spain. Fantastic! They had great instruction and enjoyed the immersive cultural experience.
I always enjoy hearing comments from readers about the quality of our content, including our contributed columns. In our April issue, Leslie Toldo’s “Musings” shared the story of Ricco, a dog who spent over two years in the loving care of the Humane Society of Genesee County, waiting to be adopted. A couple read Leslie’s story in My City – and it now has a happy ending! Ricco was adopted on April 19, and we are proud to have played a small role in making it happen.
There is so much more to enjoy in this issue, including ten pages of photos from recent local “Haps!” The event season is beginning to heat up – MCM will be there!
Thanks for reading,