Tall Ship Celebration sails into Bay City Read Article

The Picton Castle, based in Nova Scotia, is best known for her voyages around the world. Over the past 15 years, the ship has made five voyages around the world. Ashley Brown

Reef restoration reels in benefits for wildlife and the economy Read Article

Filmmakers are creating a documentary about the Coreyon Reef restoration and hope to enter it into several Great Lakes film festivals. They also expect to show it in local theaters. The Conservation Fund

Railtrail system stretches into new parts of Bay County Read Article

The Railtrail system passes through a range of terrains including rivers and streams. Shelley Gotschling

Perceptions aims to change views of LGBTQ+ in Mid-Michigan Read Article

The Bay City-based group Perceptions leads the charge to build understanding and tolerance in communities throughout the Thumb and Mid-Michigan. Perceptions

Pow! Bam! Comic book store thrives in Bay City Read Article

Cashman's is a comic book store first, but it also carries action figures and gaming items. Adam J. Salgat

Western High School educating about diversity Read Article

Ashley Hoffman

Restaurateur invests in downtown Bay City Read Article

All hands on deck: Region welcomes the inaugural Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational Read Article

The event welcomed 144 golfers and was supported by more than 800 volunteers. Ben Tierney

Bay City faces a crossroads with tough decisions about bridge repair ahead Read Article

Phil Eich

Grand old flags flying high in Bay City Read Article

Since 2010, local business owner Avram Golden has been raising money to line Bay City's streets with American flags in tribute to those who served in the military. Avram Golden

Railtrail system stretches into new parts of Bay County Read Article

The Railtrail system passes through a range of terrains including rivers and streams. Shelley Gotschling

Animal shelter seeing record number of adoptions Read Article

Bay County Animal Control and Care Center has seen a steady increase in its save rate, earning statewide accolades and helping families discover beloved pets. Adam J. Salgat

Real women’s stories inspire Delirious Blue jewelry line Read Article

Kirsten McIlvenna combines her passion for creating jewelry, helping others, sharing stories, and protecting the environment in her business, Delirious Blue Jewelry Luce Photo & Design

Pinconning park upgrading for kids and dogs Read Article

The natural playscape park planned in Pinconning will be similar to this nature-based playground at Discovery Preserve in Bay City. Adam J. Salgat

Recruiting takes center stage for theater company Read Article

Established in mid-2017, the Vanishing Elephant players offer full-length plays, cabarets, storytelling, and improvisational works.​​​​​​​ Photo courtesy of Vanishing Elephant Players

Bay City’s BGT Aerospace is shooting for the stars Read Article

The founders of BGT Aerospace in Bangor Township say the Great Lakes Bay Region offers unique opportunities for start-up businesses. Ashley Brown

Revitalization efforts kick off for lake sturgeon in Saginaw Bay Watershed Read Article

Raising sturgeon has also entered the educational system as nearly 20 schools in Michigan have adopted the Sturgeon in the Classroom program. Alyssa German

State of attraction: The focus on attracting, developing and retaining talent in the Great Lakes Bay Read Article

The Great Lakes Bay Region provides numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Ben Tierney

State of attraction: The focus on attracting, developing and retaining talent in the Great Lakes Bay Read Article

The Great Lakes Bay Region provides numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Ben Tierney

Bay City artists find gateway to friendships, new experiences Read Article

“Once we find the mechanism to reach their souls, the magic begins,” says Linda Cassar of the work being done at Do-Art. Ashley Brown

Great Lakes Bay musical magic: The making of Mamma Mia! Read Article

Natalie Slawnyk applies makeup before going on stage as Tanya in the regional production of Mama Mia!, which took the stage Sept. 20-22 and Sept. 27-29. Ben Tierney

Football referee brings 50 years experience to the field Read Article

At 85 years old, Don Rose still serves as a football referee for a few games every year. Ashley Brown

Mother Nature inspires business district Read Article

Business owners and others are taking steps to transform the Salzburg Avenue area into a destination for people seeking outdoor recreation opportunities. Ashley Brown

Opening the doors for the region's blind residents Read Article

Ben Tierney

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Bay City’s BGT Aerospace is shooting for the stars


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Pinconning park upgrading for kids and dogs


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Walk for Freedom shines a light on modern-day slavery


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End of summer real estate watch: Bay City


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Celebrate the arrival of fall with Downtown Bay City


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Animal shelter seeing record number of adoptions


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Teachers putting music lessons to work


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Business dreams really do come true


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SVSU program acclimates freshmen to campus and community


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Grand old flags flying high in Bay City


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