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A little bad weather can't stop Great Lakes Bay Pride from bringing the region together

Severe weather postponed the Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival in June, but the show goes on in August. The annual festival celebrates community and visibility.  

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Bay Future and MSBDC offer programs to help start-up and established businesses

Bay Future and the Michigan Small Business Development Center offer several different programs to help entrepreneurs start up and grow businesses in Bay County.

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Beyond Skin Deep: Studio 23 highlights the artistry of tattoos

Studio 23 showcased the creativity and skill of area tattoo artists in an unique exhibit earlier this year.

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How public health collaborations with hospitals benefit Michigan's communities

Yours, Mine and Ours — Public Health spoke with Lauren LaPine, Michigan Health and Hospital Association senior director of legislative and public policy about how various public health agencies and programs collaborate with hospitals across the state.  

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Educators offer parents tips for helping kids unplug, unwind, and keep learning this summer

While time spent on computers, tablets, and phones isn’t all bad, local educators encourage parents to limit how much time kids spend looking at screens. They also offer parents several tips for getting kids off the screens and into fun, low-cost activities.

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Success Story: John Glenn graduate lands a precision machining apprenticeship at Dow and Delta

Rylee Nemode, a graduate of John Glenn High School and the Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center, is one of a growing number of people taking advantage of apprenticeship opportunities. This fall, she'll begin a precision machining apprenticeship at Dow Chemical and Delta College.

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Schools are stepping up to support kids in crisis

Social media and isolation led to a rise in mental health issues among Michigan youth, but local schools are stepping up to address the crisis.

Longform The Inclusive Health Care Taskforce hosted an information and resource fair on June 13.

Michigan coalition works to address health disparities for older adults

A broad coalition of Michigan organizations has come together to address health disparities that affect Michigan's rapidly growing population of older adults.

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Unlocking Great Lakes Bay Pride: Your Comprehensive Guide

You’ve probably heard of Great Lakes Bay Pride, but did you know it’s more than just a festival?

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Historic churches offer tours and a glimpse of Bay City's past

Two historic churches – Trinity Episcopal Church at 815 N. Grant St. and First Presbyterian Church at 805 Center Ave. – open their doors on July 4 and 5 for tours of their century-old sanctuaries.  

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Stephen Pearcy is ready to rattle Bay City during the Fireworks Festival

Stephen Pearcy, lead singer of Ratt, celebrates his birthday as the headliner at the Bay City Fireworks Festival. 

Partner Content OUCARES day camps create a space where autistic kids don’t feel judged, gain some independence from parents, and interact with peers.

Summertime is “a time of possibilities” and challenges for autistic kids and adults

Summer break creates opportunities for fun and family adventures along with the challenges of changing routines.

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How public health cares for Michigan's infants and new parents

Michigan’s state and local public health systems make great efforts to ensure that expectant mothers and infants get the best start possible.

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Woodworker and craftsman carries on family legacy at Hescott Design Co. in Downtown Bay City

After years of working from home and designing furniture for family and friends, Josh Hescott opened Hescott Design Co. on Third Street.  

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An old motel near Downtown Bay City is getting new life as studio apartments

LRC Commercial Real Estate bought a two-story motel in Downtown Bay City in 2023. The company is turning the space into studio apartments for college students or young professionals.  

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You're invited inside Studio 23 to create art during Thelen Free Art Fridays

Studio 23/The Arts Center and Thelen Auto Group teamed up to offer Free Art Fridays inside the Downtown Bay City studio.

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Bay Commitment Scholars get the support they need to succeed at SVSU and Delta College

Grace Wrzesinski, a 2024 John Glenn High School graduate, says she'll use the Bay Commitment Scholarship to become a school counselor and help other kids find success.

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Renaissance on Midland Street blends historic charm with modern appeal

Entrepreneurs are moving into the historic Midland Street Business District, expanding what's available in the area. The five-block district is home to retail stores, salons, and professional offices as well as restaurants and bars.

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YAC members make sure students start the school year strong

Local teens make sure all kids have what they need to feel confident on the first day of school. The Helen Wirt Lee Back 2 School Clothing/Backpack Program is accepting applications now for the 2024-25 academic year.

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Keeping the kids entertained this summer can be educational

Keeping the kids engaged in learning over the summer is important. It's also not as difficult to do as you might think.

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The Friends of Bay County Libraries Book Sale takes place at the Bay County Civic Arena from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 1; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 2; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Aug. 3. Prices drop 50% on Aug. 2 and to $4 per bag or box on Aug. 3  
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