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Bridgeport mom sees a bright future at SK Siltron CSS in Bay County

For Rose Dugan, SK Siltron CSS is personal. She’s proud that her job helps meet the growing demand for chips to power electronic devices. And she’s touched that the CEO of the international firm greets her by name.  

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Five decades of friendship and collaboration: Kevin Cole on working with Leeds Bird

“What a Swell Party! A Celebration Tribute to Leeds Bird” will be a journey down memory lane celebrating 50 years of collaboration between Leeds Bird and Kevin Cole. Showtimes are 3 and 8 p.m. April 1 at the Bay City Players Theater.  All proceeds benefit Bay City Players.  

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Science and spring break go together, thanks to the Great Lakes Bay Region STEM Pipeline

Fun activities await the families that choose to spend Spring Break 2023 in Bay County. Theater, STEM activities, and Touch-a-Truck storytime are a few of the options.

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Lights, Camera, Passion: Ohio group brings the story of Jesus’ trial and death to Bay City church

Trinity Episcopal Church in Bay City will host “Tetélestai,a powerful musical performance detailing the final week of Jesus’s life.  

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Michigan community mental health agencies recognize families' role in treatment

Michigan's CMHs rely on families to help recovery and ensure that people function at their highest level.

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SK Siltron CSS puts Bay County at the forefront of nation’s growing appetite for semiconductor chips

SK Siltron CSS's $300 million investment is creating jobs in the region and positioning Michigan as a national leader in semiconductor supply chain.  

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It’s not too hot in the kitchen for Bay and Arenac high school students running Blooming Chefs

Three days a week, a restaurant inside the Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center open its doors to serve lunch to the public. High school juniors and seniors staff the entire operation, from the kitchen to the wait staff.  

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Spring cleaning comes to Bay City's parks and business districts during the United Way Day of Caring

An army of volunteers will spend Fri., April 21 sprucing up Wenonah Park, Carroll Park, Downtown Bay City, the Midland Street Business District and other areas during the annual United Way Day of Caring.

Partner Content The Greater Flint Health Coalition’s work in gardens grew out of its SNAP-Ed direct education programming like Fresh Conversations and Rec-Connect™, pictured here at Burton Senior Activity Center.

Gardens growing change in Flint

The Greater Flint Health Coalition delivers nutrition and physical activity education with SNAP-Ed direct education programming to residents, including senior citizens, across Flint and Genesee County. 

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As the days get longer, Kawkawlin-based Jerky Outlet races into its busy season

The Jerky Outlet is part of a larger corporation that includes Dutch Village Adventure Park and North Point Grill & Bar  

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Essexville STEM center plays key role in making Bay County a regional technology and innovation hub

Essexville-Hampton Public School District recently approved the construction of a state-of-the-art STEM facility to benefit its nationally-recognized robotics teams and encourage innovation across the region  

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Band known for hit power ballads in the 1990s is headliner at the Bay City Fireworks Festival

FireHouse, known for its chart-topping hits in the early 1990s, headlines the Bay City Fireworks Festival 2023.

Longform Conversations about hard topics like suicide can help prevent it.

Here's how Michigan's community mental health agencies are helping prevent youth suicide

Summit Pointe, Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, and other community mental health agencies provide youth access to services that help them overcome suicidal thoughts and self-harming actions.

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High-quality public schools are critical to growing the economy and creating a skilled workforce

Michael Kelly, one of the newest members of the Bay City Public Schools Board of Education, says the district faces many challenges including creating opportunities for students and attracting (and retaining) staff.  

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Student-Superintendent Cabinet gives students a venue and a voice in Essexville-Hampton Schools

Justin Ralston, the Superintendent of Essexville-Hampton Public Schools, implemented a Student-Superintendent Cabinet in order to bring students’ voices and concerns to the forefront.  

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Mode’s Tavern engages #givebackmode to raise $11,000 for local organizations

Mode’s Tavern strives to do more for the community than just serve good burgers and beer. With 40 fundraisers under their belts, owners Jill and Matt Nemode have distributed thousands of fundraising dollars back to the community.  

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Aviator Cookie Company flies into Bay City

A new scratch-made cookie bakery opened in Bay City in December. We met with Chris Welch, the company’s founder, to learn more about the beginnings of Aviator Cookie Company and its new location near the Bay City Town Center.  

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Bridge tolls are coming to Bay City. The best way to save money is to register for a transponder

Liberty Bridge is open to traffic and toll-free until April. You can take steps now so you’re ready when tolling begins.  

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Project aims to showcase forgotten stories from Bay City, Mid-Michigan, Flint, and the Thumb

Local writers and a UM-Flint professor are collaborating to build a printed guide, website, and app highlighting the Great Lakes Bay Region including Bay City, Midland, Saginaw, Flint, Owosso, Lapeer, and the Thumb. The goal is to tell stories from the region and detail its profound influence on all of Michigan.   

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Care packs and quilts bring comfort to kids entering foster care

A West Branch-based volunteer organization is providing care packages containing necessities and comfort items to kids in foster care in 15 counties including Bay. A Euchre Night fundraiser is planned for later this month in Pinconning.

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"Legally Blonde - The Musical" takes you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine and, of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser. Shows at 7:30 p.m. March 31 and April 1, 2023 and at 1 p.m. April 1, 2023.
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The DSRC Annual Auction return to an in-person event at Doubletree by Hilton Bay City Riverfront from 5-9 p.m. Fri., March 31. In addition to the silent and live auction items, guests will enjoy dinner, entertainment, cash bar, and games.
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The Bay City Players presents "What a Swell Party: A Musical Tribute to Leeds Bird" on April 1. For times and ticket prices, visit the Bay City Players website or call (989) 893-5555.
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Visit Midland Center for the Arts for Center Stage Theatre’s production of These Shining Lives, the story of the independent and glowing ‘Radium Girls.' Tickets available at midlandcenter.org or (989) 631-5930.
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