Development News Warmbier Christmas list

Santa Claus has already come to town for two Bay County businesses

Warmbier Farms and Begick Nursery & Garden Center give the gift of holiday décor to the community every year, transforming their businesses into something merry and bright. 

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Inspiring Generosity: New series showcases the impact of the Bay Area Community Foundation

In its Inspiring Generosity series, Route Bay City highlights projects of the Bay Area Community Foundation. This week, the focus is on Walt and Carol Weinlander and the creation of the Legacy Society.

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Music and family-friendly fun will fill Midland Street in September

Welcome Table invites you to a family-friendly party on Midland Street.

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River of Time debuts in its new location later this month

River of Time fills Johnson's Pumpkin Farm with living history later this month.

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Hidden Harvest is taking a bite out of food insecurity in the region

Hidden Harvest relies on donations to help soup kitchens, food pantries, and more provide millions of meals to people in Bay, Midland, and Saginaw counties  

Longform A number of financial incentives for post-secondary education help those interested in an early education career.

Michigan looks to create a better career path for early childhood educators

Improved career pathways, state incentives, and improved wages are essential to recruiting and retaining the early education workforce needed for the PreK for All roll-out.

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Wearing hand-me-downs as a kid turned out to be opportunity knocking for a Bay City entrepreneur

Musical history is on display in the merchandise at Bonejacked Vintage Apparel on Columbus Avenue

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Trombley/Centre House celebrates its legacy in the community with an old-fashioned ice cream social

Jill Pfeiffer, Media & Outreach Coordinator at the Bay County Historical Society, writes about the different roles the Trombley/Centre House has played in Bay City over the decades  

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Saginaw Bay fishing tournaments and a conference lure international media and tourists here

The Outdoor Brand Team Writers Conference held in Bay County in August drew well-known publications and top-tier anglers here to explore what the Saginaw Bay offers to fishing enthusiasts and their families. Experts expect a subsequent boost in tourism.

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September Arts & Entertainment Roundup

Fall means more than sipping Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Bay County has independent films, music, ice cream socials, yoga, and more on September calendars.

Longform Participants at Ypsilanti PreK for All listening session.

PreK for All listening sessions gather feedback from parents, childcare providers, and educators

PreK for All listening sessions in Michigan's 10 prosperity regions gather feedback from parents, childcare providers, and educators.

Feature Story The passing of MI SB0227 would improve mental health care ofr Michigan's children.

Community mental health agencies want more options for helping Michigan's children

Michigan's community mental health agencies address children’s mental health care but need legislative change to do it better.

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Thyme in the garden, just what the doctor orderedCommunity garden at MyMichigan Health Park Bay provides bounty of health benefits

Five years after opening to the public, the community garden at MyMichigan Health Park Bay is flourishing. While organizers initially hoped the project would provide additional access to fresh produce for community members, they couldn’t have foreseen the widespread benefits that would happen in the coming years.

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The Historic Masonic Temple raises the curtain for three local playwrights

Art was meant to be seen. To help local artists get their work in front of audiences, the Historic Masonic Temple created an incubator. This fall and winter, three locally-written plays will take the stage.

Partner Content AAoM held a back-to-school event at Corner Health in Ypsilanti on Aug. 16.

Health and wellness are the building blocks for a successful school yearAAoM helps little Michiganders with autism be prepared.

Prioritizing children’s health and wellness is the first step toward ensuring they are prepared for a successful school year and able to fully participate in learning.

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Grassroots group works to keep the Bay County Community Center Pool afloat

Members of Save Bay County Community Center Pool are celebrating as the county commission considers the feasibility of re-opening the public pool. The county closed the pool in March, prompting the formation of the citizens group.  

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Kantzler Fellowship gives SVSU students scholarships and real-world strategies for solving problems

Kantzler Fellowship program calls for students to identify problems, then devise and execute solutions  

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State money helps Wenonah Park take steps to improve access, safety, and appearance

The state MEDC awarded the city park $900,000 to improve the park including measures to remove barriers for people with disabilities, enhance personal safety, and boost its appearance  

Longform Michigan's goal is to have the voluntary universal pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds in place by 2027.

PreK for All: Other states and cities share models for Michigan’s universal preschool program

A wealth of knowledge is available from other states and cities in building a universal preschool program for Michigan.  

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All are welcome to take a seat at this table

The second annual Longest Table event, organized by the United Way of Bay County, aims to bring a diverse group of people together to share a meal and conversation

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