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Avid skateboarder and veteran brings indoor skate park to Bay City’s West Side

A skateboard shop and indoor park is now open on Bay City's West Side. The shop offers equipment and lessons. The park offers opportunities for beginning and experienced skateboarders.

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Project Community Connect set for Oct. 19

Project Community Connect provides access and information to a range of services available in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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An insider's guide to Bay City's antique shops

Hard-to-finds and one-of-a-kinds make Bay City an antique collector's dream destination.

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High school job inspires commitment to beautiful weddings and a new business in Downtown Bay City

First Look Bridal Boutique aspires to be inclusive. The Downtown Bay City bridal shop carries sizes from 6 to 22 in a range of styles.

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Afternoons and evenings were made for coffee, if you ask the owners of LoLoBee’s Lounge

Don’t stop at LoLoBee’s Lounge for your morning  java. Lauren Williams and fiancé, Benjamin Paul, built their coffee shop as a place for friends to end the night.

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Q&A with Marlana Cork, Director of Workforce Development for the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

The Great Lakes Bay Region is in a time of leadership transition. This article is the fourth in an occasional series of Q&A articles with some of the new leaders in the area. 

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Community Testing Day features vaccines, information, and health screenings

At Community Testing Day on Sat., Sept. 24, you can get a vaccination, information about local resources, and more.

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Bay County teen creates ‘Empower Packs’ to ease transitions for teens in foster care

After researching the realities of foster care and witnessing firsthand what a foster child is dropped off with, Grace Wrzesinski created Project In the Stars to provide personal hygiene items for teens in foster care.  

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Two grassroots organizations are dedicated to helping Bay County foster families overcome challenges

Experienced foster parent Sarah Humerickhouse formed the Foster Families Navigation & Resource Center. Meanwhile, former foster care youth Aland Stamps created River Jordan Inc. to help kids aging out of the system.  

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Bestselling author Kate Quinn brings her passion for historical fiction to Bay City on Sept. 27

The Bay County Library System brings bestselling author Kate Quinn to the State Theatre on Sept. 27.  

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The Janet H. Jopke Courts are a labor of love for tennis enthusiasts

A group of volunteers built tennis courts on Bay City’s East Side. Now, they’re using those courts to encourage people to try their hands at tennis for recreation and exercise.  

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Issue Media Group relaunches Upper Peninsula publication

Issue Media Group is excited to announce the relaunch of its online, community-informed, digital publication in the Upper Peninsula. UPword will focus on innovation, talent, entrepreneurship, social innovation, and community development, while featuring U.P.-based talent.

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A walking tour of Bay City offers a glimpse of how Hell’s Half Mile earned its notorious nickname

Hell’s Half Mile, which includes a six-block strip along Bay City’s waterfront, earned its notorious nickname in the late 1800s when lumberjacks filled the streets and saloons every spring.  

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If you seek a pleasant fall activity, look about you

From spooky evening tours of a haunted ship to sunny days spent lost in corn mazes, fall is a season of delights in Bay County.  

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Q&A with Dr. Ross McClain, Delta College’s Chief Officer of Culture, Belonging & Community Building

The Great Lakes Bay Region is in a time of leadership transition. This article is the third in an occasional series of Q&A articles with some of the new leaders in the area.  

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Colin Hay brings the Australian sounds of Men At Work to Bay City’s Wenonah Park

Icons of the 1980s music scene – Men At Work, Rick Springfield, and John Waite ­– set to perform in Wenonah Park on Aug. 27.  

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By land and river, racers in the Morning Rotary Driathlon compete for fun and to raise money

One 74-year-old competitor who has competed for years in the Bay City Morning Rotary Driathlon calls the event fun and says he appreciates that it raises money for good causes.  

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The USS Edson is throwing a 10th anniversary bash to celebrate its first decade in Bay City

The 10th anniversary celebration on Sat., Aug. 27 includes tours of parts of the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum not normally open to the public.  

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Daily emails and a family-style dinner create space for community conversations

The United Way of Bay County offers two opportunities to deepen our understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community. It begins with an email campaign and ends with a family-style dinner served at a block-long table.

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Regional task force aims to spread accurate information about reducing the risk of monkeypox

Monkeypox is on the rise in this country. While health officials haven't seen it in Bay County yet, they believe it will be here soon.

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Celebrate Halloween under the dome of the Delta College Planetarium with "The Monster Light Show." Audiences enjoy classic and favorite Halloween tunes set to  animation and light effects. Plays every Saturday in October at 2 and 7 p.m.
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Enjoy the Midland Symphony Orchestra for the opening of the 2022-23 season. Tickets available at midlandcenter.org or (989) 631-5930.  
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Enjoy a thrilling evening at Midland Center for the Arts with the Peking Acrobats. For the last 30 years these daredevil acrobats have astounded audiences. Tickets available at midlandcenter.org or (989) 631-5930.
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Oct. 18, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of traditional Zimbabwean music at Midland Center for the Arts with Nobuntu, a five-part a cappella vocal ensemble of women from Zimbabwe. Tickets available at midlandcenter.org or (989) 631-5930.
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