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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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For 20 years, churches and volunteers have served nutritious meals to people on Bay City's West Side

As the Bay City Food of Faith-West program celebrates its 20th anniversary, demand for the meals has never been greater.

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Bay County agencies are invited to apply for emergency food and shelter program funding

Bay County agencies that help people with emergency food and shelter are invited to apply for federal funding before Feb. 23.

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Career Center students are building their career readiness while collecting paychecks

A Work-Based Learning program at the Bay-Arenac Career Center puts students in professional roles throughout the community. The annual Career Center Open House is set for Thurs., Feb. 16.  

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New partnership between SVSU and Alpena Community College creates opportunities for nurses

SVSU and Alpena Community College form a new partnership to help nurses further their education and grow the nursing talent pipeline.  

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The world cup of bass fishing swims into Bay City this summer

The top bass fishermen in the world have set their sights on Bay City's waters. Two major bass fishing tournaments are set to take place here this summer.

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Two housewives are feeling lost in the shadows of their marriages and forgotten in the rush of the 1920s. They pool what money they have, ask two well-to-do, upper-class ladies to round out a vacation at a villa in Italy. Shows: March 17-19 & 24-26.
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Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) program provides strategies for surviving. Click here to registerFor more information: (989) 684-7203 or supervior@monitortwp.org  
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Garber High School's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is March 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. and March 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or through the box offce at the high school. Info: www.garbermusical@e-hps.net
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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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