From the PublisherOctober 2023


Dear Readers,

As we produced this issue, the hot August weather made it a little strange to be thinking about the holidays – but let’s face it, they will soon be upon us! We want to encourage participation in the upcoming community celebrations “Town by Town” as well as shopping locally for holiday gifts. The economy is hitting many of us hard, small business owners included. This season, your support can make all the difference.

Making a difference in the world is the mission of Kyle Green and the men behind media company “The Green Way Outdoors” – the subject of our “My Success” piece. Kyle is a friend and a very inspiring person; I know you’ll enjoy reading about his journey to success with a new show on the History Channel which was created to educate viewers about the need for more wildlife conservation efforts.

Also succeeding (at a very young age) is recent international Jiu-Jitsu championship winner and Lake Fenton Middle School student, Claire Patterson. It looks like her journey will include many more impressive achievements in the sport she loves. And in another profile, we get to know a little bit about the new executive director at the Gloria Coles Flint Public Library, Taliah Abdullah.

It’s always fun to find a “spooky” story for our October issue, and this year’s choice in the “My Passion” slot are scary movie aficionados, The Horror Guys – Flint residents Kevin Knights and Brian Schell. I’m pretty sure I don’t possess their level of expertise in any subject! If you and the fam like to do the scary movie thing for Halloween, be sure to take a look at their list of recommendations.

We had fun with another Spectacular Pet Search – MCM will donate the contest entry fees to Adopt-A-Pet Fenton; they helped find homes for three of the pets who were entered.

Rounding out the content this month are food, fashion, thoughts from our great group of contributing writers and as always, some scenes from recent local “Haps.”

Thanks for reading!


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