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Despite chlorine shortages, people are diving into pool ownership

Owners of a local pool business says people are investing in building and renovating backyard pools  

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Clickable, interactive, and easily integrated – Downtown Bay City calendar makes planning easier

From yoga classes to rock music, Downtown Bay City created an interactive calendar to help keep track of all your entertainment options  

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The Saginaw Bay Trading Company brings outdoor lifestyle items to Downtown Bay City

The family that owns My Secret Garden has expanded into a new building, offering clothing, swimwear, water shoes, and more to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts  

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On a steamy summer day, fall feels far away, but it's time to start gathering school supplies

The United Way of Bay County and the Wirt Family Foundation are looking for donors and volunteers to support a back-to-school program. 

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Avram Golden hopes to build an art district to re-vitalize a little-used part of Downtown Bay City

Avram Golden’s ambitious Jefferson Project includes public art, a makerspace, studios for artists, event space, and a place for classes in welding and other industrial skills.  

Feature Story Kidney donor list

Bay City man hopes to save 100 lives during 48-state tour promoting kidney donation

About a decade ago, Bay City business owner Brian Martindale donated a kidney to a stranger. Now, he’s about to embark on a 48-state tour explaining the importance of organ donation.  

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Frankenlust Township Nature Park enhances its offerings to appeal to more diverse visitors

Friends add benches, hammock poles, docks, and more to Frankenlust Township Nature Park.

Feature Story This summer marks the fourth season for the Thursdays at Uptown Concert Series.

Music, movies, and more will keep Bay City entertaining this summer

Live performances, feature movies, and events all are planned for Bay City this summer.

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Sailboat racing in the Saginaw Bay should be on your bucket list

Ben Tierney describes the unique thrills of sailing across the Saginaw Bay.

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Now hiring in the Great Lakes Bay Region – women in the trades

Employers such as Michigan Sugar, Dow/Dupont, Corteva, Hemlock Semiconductor, are looking for women fill their skilled trades jobs.  

Feature Story Riverbend West list

Program to spread trees throughout Bay and Saginaw counties takes root

The Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy is taking steps to address the critical need for more trees in Bay City and Saginaw.

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Brooklyn Boyz planning a celebration for its 20th anniversary

Brooklyn Boyz is planning a celebration of 20 years in business that includes music, food, and entertainment.

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Small business grants help Bay City entrepreneurs build a better community

Small business owner says she's grateful for programs such as the Bay County Small Business Grant Program. The programs helped her boutique weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Enrichment programs open this summer through the Disability Services Resource Center

Two Bay area residents explain how Disability Services Resource Center summer enrichment programs helped them grow.

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This race is going to the dogs and that's a good thing for domestic violence survivors

A unique 5K race that allows dogs to join humans on the route takes place June 12 to raise money to help domestic abuse survivors take care of their pets.

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Celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with a family party in Downtown Bay City

A handful of British subjects living in the Great Lakes Bay Region are planning a once-in-a lifetime celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  

Development News The information on how to keep kids safe while online has become “more of a need.”

Free seminar for parents to address how to keep kids safe online

Digital Mitten, a local social media company,  will host a parent seminar at Bay City Western High School on Tuesday, May 17th, at 6:30 p.m. titled “Keeping Kids Safe Online.”  

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The story of Little Red Riding Hood gets updated in a film shot in the Great Lakes Bay Region

Taylor Gradowski of Good Harbor Blue tells a new version of the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.  

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The Butterfly Effect: Local golf courses pitch in to save monarch butterflies by planting milkweed

Golf courses around the Great Lakes Bay Region are planting milkweed to welcome monarch butterflies to their grounds.  

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Bay City Water Works building inspires dreams. Now, it needs to inspire developers.

Dreamers can see a bright future for the former Bay City Water Works Building. Now, the team marketing the empty building need to find the right developer to bring dreams to life.

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Studio invited artists C Joanne Grabinski, Carol Irving, Marti Liddle-Lameti, and Sally Rose for this exhibit. Each artist brings a unique creative process to the exhibit, including felting, weaving, organic installation, fashion, and needle art. 
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Watch the hit movie, "Monsters Inc.," which tells the story of a city of monsters with no humans called Monstropolis. The story centers around the city's power company, Monsters, Inc. Admission is free.
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"Heart and Bones" is the premier Paul Simon Tribute show paying homage to one of the most successful and influential artists of all time, Paul Simon. Admission is free.
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Pop Evil is the bridge between life-affirming hard rock and the burgeoning frontier of genre-bending postmodern playlists. A crowd pleasing band unafraid to embrace the heaviest and most melodic ends of the spectrum. Tickets are available online.
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