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WE THANK OUR EMPLOYEES FOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE We appreciate these 226 employees who are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year. Thank you for all you do!

45 YEARS Diane Cobley 40 YEARS Chris Eberbach Thomas Gerulski Julie Laskowski Jeanne Laur Jane Lodewyk Roger Majeske Charlene Mayotte Denis McInerney Janet Wilson 35 YEARS Tamara Beauchamp Michelle Box Mary Bukowski Joan Deprekel Susan Fry Sandra Garzell Kimberly Hacker Catherine Hardy Robert Lockhart Paula Maus Michael Micho Scott Miller Anna Osentoski Jeffrey Rochow Julie Schwartz Michelle Staudacher Marc Stevenson 30 YEARS Sharron Adlam Lawrence Box Roxanne Bryce Deborah Decker Amy Geyer Nels Heydens Joelle Katt Jean Mika Janet Miller Cheryl Newsham Lee Nolan Michael O’Shea Susan Paradise

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Lauren Michalski and Great Lakes Bay visit Houston—hi y’all!—for the first time and pose in front of Fire Station No. 73.

2. Suzanne Billette, Great Lakes Bay, and Tina McCulloch run the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon in Nashville.

Going somewhere in the Great Lakes Bay Region? Don’t forget to grab a photo of you and Great Lakes Bay!

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GLBRA Message

Our Great Lakes Bay Region


eople often ask me, “What exactly is the Great Lakes Bay Region?” The Great Lakes Bay Region is an unprecedented regional collaboration between Bay, Isabella, Midland, and Saginaw counties. The premise is to harness the collective strength of the four unique and dynamic communities to build a strong regional economy. The mission of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance is to encourage, support, and celebrate regional collaboration and initiatives that will improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the region. So how do you describe the Great Lakes Bay Region to people who may not be familiar with our brand? Here is my suggestion for you: The Great Lakes Bay Region (Midland/Bay City/Saginaw/Mount Pleasant) is located north of Detroit, between Toronto and Chicago. We’re home to a wide array of manufacturing efforts, including the global headquarters of Fortune 50 Dow-DuPont.

The Region is known for vast agricultural diversity, unlimited fresh water, significant higher education institutions with over 50,000 combined college students, five health care systems, and a medical school. With its skilled and productive workforce, innovative STEM initiatives, access to the global market via international sea and air ports, and superior quality of life, the Great Lakes Bay Region is unparalleled. The Great Lakes Bay Region website,, highlights our various assets and strengths. This website should be utilized when welcoming new residents. Realtors, schools, companies recruiting prospective employees, colleges/universities welcoming new students, etc., should all use this incredibly helpful website that highlights the vast offerings of our four-county region. The Great Lakes Bay Region is truly a remarkable place to Live, Work, and Play! Join me in embracing the GREAT in the Great Lakes Bay Region!

Matt Felan President & CEO Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance

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Self Love Beauty helps girls and young women appreciate who they are


Rain Gardens



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A comprehensive listing of regional events


Pictures of people partying, volunteering, and contributing to a good cause

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Great Lakes Bay Magazine,Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2018 (ISSN 1550-8064) is published monthly by The F.P. Horak Company, 1311 Straits Dr, Bay City MI 48706. Periodicals postage pending at Bay City MI. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Great Lakes Bay Magazine, P.O. Box 925, Bay City MI 48707. Copyright © 2018 The F.P. Horak Company. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited.

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Great. Greatest. Ever.


ou might have noticed that we at Great Lakes Bay mag like our greatest lists. Sure, producing them is part of our job as a regional lifestyle magazine, but we also know you like them, too. (The greatest of issues are almost always the year’s top-seller on the newsstands.) But mainly, we like them because there’s a lot of good stuff to go around in the GLBR, and we’re great at sharing. Plus, we figure you come to rely on those lists. In this unfiltered era of online reviews, we know it’s nice to get some credible advice from folks who know their stuff—you, the readers who voted for the winners. So, in this year’s “Greatest of the Great Lakes Bay 2018” story (page 22), there are your favorite suggestions for a sunny day with kids (Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square), a night out for drinks and karaoke (Lorelei Lounge & Schnitzelbank Bier Garten), breakfast spot (Uptown Grill), charity party (CAN Council Mardi Gras), deli sandwich (Intermission Deli), place to spread the picnic blanket (Dow Gardens), and lots, lots more! Here’s hoping that our collective efforts (your voting and our compiling/highlighting the results) reflect all that’s good—er, great—in our region.

RACHEL COHEN graduated from the University of Michigan and teaches high school English. She writes on topics ranging from interior design to community lifestyle.

NANCY MANNING is a historian, freelance journalist, and developmental editor whose writing appears in several Michigan magazines.

Mimi Bell Editor in Chief

STACEY TETLOFF is the arts & entertainment coordinator for Great Lakes Bay magazine. She lives in Midland with her family.

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The Future Of Heart and Vascular Care For the Region

Scheduled for Completion Late Summer 2020

MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland, named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics™ for 2017, has been continually advancing its heart and vascular capabilities by attracting some of the best and brightest minds in medicine, participating in significant ongoing clinical research trials, and acquiring advanced technology to ensure the latest cardiovascular treatments are available regionally.

Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death of men and women both regionally and across the United States, and its prevalence will only continue to rise as our community ages. To ensure that our region is well equipped for the ongoing fight of the disease, MidMichigan Health is building a 160,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center on the Midland campus that will provide world-class care for patients throughout our 23-county service area. The commitment that we make today will ensure the best possible care for friends and family throughout the region for generations to come. When it comes to caring for the heart, every second counts.

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The Best ‘Me’ You Can Be Self Love Beauty helps girls and young women appreciate who they are. BY SUE WHITE | PHOTOS BY DOUG JULIAN

Lisa Thompson

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Lisa Thompson leads participants through self-confidence-building exercises


gainst the beautiful backdrop of autumn at Dow Gardens, a group of fearless young women—cheerleaders from Midland’s Herbert Henry Dow High School—gathered last October for a photo shoot that promised to reveal more than what a simple camera could capture. Led by Self Love Beauty founder Lisa Thompson, along with cheerleading coach and Self Love Beauty ambassador Katie Cole, the teens opened up about the pressure they’re under to project a perfect image. They spoke about how they rediscovered the sense of selfworth that Thompson has helped women of all ages, sizes, and races apply to their lives. “Sometimes you don’t know that someone’s struggling through life’s changes,” says Thompson, who shares her own journey through, a YouTube channel, and live events. “These were cheerleaders [and] people look up to them, but we got very real and authentic that day.” Raised in North Branch, a community of just over 1,000 residents in Michigan’s Lapeer County, Thompson went through the usual ups and downs of adolescence, and, later,

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college life at Michigan State University. But it was about five years ago when, relocated to Texas as a communication specialist in Dow Chemical’s global commercial division, she really hit an emotional low. “I was struggling with irritable bowel syndrome, I was gaining weight, and it was the first time I moved so far away from my family,” she says. “I had always been an athletic person, always a fitness person, [and] not the sort that expected to be on medication for the rest of my life. I had to learn to find myself again.” And she was surprised, once she started blogging about her experiences in finding selflove beauty, how much it resonated with others. It created a ripple effect that changed lives. “Everyone is on a different journey,” Thompson says. “I honestly didn’t expect the impact this (inviting women to share their own stories on the Self Love Beauty website) would have. It lets women know that they’re not alone, whether dealing with their body image, illnesses, or professional growth, and finally love themselves, as they are.” Thompson’s movement has grown, now comprising 35 ambassadors, including one man, and new life coach Sarah Weisbarth. Thompson continues to add new items to

her online shop, which sports motivational slogans such as “Be your own kind of beautiful” and “The most beautiful thing a girl can wear is confidence.” Last January, Thompson began offering one-on-one life coaching and self-love courses. Participants in the courses complete a questionnaire, listing their particular concerns, and through four one-hour virtual courses, they receive the support needed to feel empowered and build confidence. Through mother and mother-daughter events, Thompson realized how important it was to start early in teaching girls how to become the best “me” they can be, countering the unrealistic image media and others often project. Resulting from that is a five-day curriculum for an empowerment camp, where groups can help girls, ages 9 to 11, discover self-confidence by focusing on a single motivational word each day. Thompson, now 28 and living in Midland as she continues her career at Dow Chemical, also performs charity work in Haiti with Reach Out: LaFond. She encourages others to join the empowerment movement, emailing her at, as they grow in their journey to self-love.






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Invented in 1893 for the Chicago World’s Fair, the first Ferris Wheel was 264 feet high. The inventor, George W. Ferris, a bridge builder, sketched his initial idea on a cocktail napkin in 1891. Celebrate Independence Day by riding the Ferris Wheel and enjoying food, fireworks, and entertainment during the threeday Bay City Fireworks Festival (www., July 5 – 7, 2018.

During the “dog days of summer” and heat of July, indoors and air-conditioning often mark the “coolest” destinations. Find respite at City Market (401 Center Ave, Bay City; 989-402-7963) while enjoying events from yoga to cooking demonstrations, sampling from more than 25 vendors, and possibly even sipping Modern Craft Wine at the first wine tasting room in Bay County.

1984 Here’s a sweet fact about summer: In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. Head out to Great Lakes Ice Cream Co. (901 E Ashman St, Midland; 989-698-0173) to recognize the national event by enjoying small-batch ice cream made with locally-sourced ingredients.

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Created in 1408, the largest gathering of stained glass windows belongs to the Cathedral of the York Minster in England and counts 128 pieces. Nowadays, only 10 percent of stained glass windows are used in churches and cathedrals; the rest are predominantly installed in private residences.

Built-in suncatchers? Visit Kelley Glass Company (2323 S Michigan Ave, Saginaw; 989-792-8449) for home, commercial, and custom glass work. 16 Great Lakes Bay | July 2018


The world’s largest known wisteria vine is in Sierra Madre, California. It was planted in 1894, measures more than one acre in size, and weighs more than 250 tons. Immerse yourself in a garden of roses and wisteria on Wednesday evenings in July during the free Jazz in the Garden summer concert series at Andersen Enrichment Center (120 Ezra Rust Dr, Saginaw, 989-759-1362).

According to, a recent study showed modern families enjoy only 38 minutes of quality time on the average weekday, and nine out of 10 parents reported television and mobile phones/ tablets as distractions to family time. Try a family-friendly afternoon that’s both free and distraction-free. Discover the Homestead Farm at Chippewa Nature Center (400 S Badour Rd, Midland; 989-6310830 ) every Sunday through September.

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Showy flowers of Blue Flag Iris attract bees

Rain Gardens JEANNE HENDERSON, INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST 400 S Badour Rd, Midland, 989-631-0830

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hat can you do to help improve water quality in our rivers and lakes? A beautifully landscaped rain garden will hold water runoff from your roof or driveway, preventing pollutants from entering storm sewers that are connected to nearby ditches and rivers. During rain events and as the garden fills up, the plants and porous soil enable the water to filter slowly into the ground. Compared to a similar-sized patch of lawn, a rain garden directs 30 percent more water downward, thus helping to reduce local flooding. To begin planning your rain garden, look to see where water already collects in your yard. So that your basement stays dry, choose a location at least 10 feet away

The flat clusters of Boneset flowers attract butterflies to the nectar

Add These Plants to Your Rain Garden Some like it wet. In the center’s wet zone, moisture-loving native plants will thrive, even though it will dry out during part of the summer. Cardinal Flower attracts hummingbirds, while Great Lobelia and Blue Flag Iris attract bees. Boneset’s and Turtlehead’s white flowers balance the color scheme.

Hummingbirds hover to sip nectar from the brilliant red Cardinal Flower

and down-sloped from a building foundation. If you have a septic system, avoid getting close to the drain field, since it does not need additional water. Check for underground utilities by calling “Miss Dig” to have the area flagged. Once you have selected a location, evaluate the drainage and soil type. A way to test the soil infiltration rate is to dig a hole 8 inches wide by 8 inches deep, and then pour a bucket of water into it and time how long it takes to soak in. Ideally, the water should go down one inch per hour. If it takes longer than that, additional soil preparation will be necessary. To understand your soil structure and pH, the cost of sending a soil sample to MSU Extension for testing is worthwhile. The recommended soil mix for rain gardens is 50 - 60 percent sand, 20 - 30 percent topsoil, and 20 - 30 percent compost. The soil test results list how to amend your soil, if necessary, for better drainage and to support healthy plant growth. Design your garden in whatever shape and size you like. After removing the turf, dig a hole one to two feet deep, and save the soil off to the side. Place gravel in the bottom for drainage, and then mix in and place on top the soil, sand, and compost. Firm up the sides, making them gradually slope to create a flat depression about six inches deep. Water can be directed to the rain garden by extending downspouts from your house, or by making a rock-lined channel sloping toward the garden. Selecting plants is the fun next step.

Some like it in-between. In the moist to part-dry circular zone around the center, Marsh Blazing Star shows off its lavender clusters that attract many butterflies. Blue Vervain, orange Michigan Lily, and yellow Sneezeweed grow in this section, too. Consider placing taller plants in the back so you can see them all. Some like it dry. Around the dry edge, American Columbine (another hummingbird favorite), Beardtongue, Round-leaved Ragwort, and Joe Pye Weed grow to medium height. Choose Blue-eyed Grass or Wild Strawberry for shorter groundcovers. Common Milkweed and Butterfly Weed attract Monarch butterflies, while Culver’s Root and False Sunflower attract pollinators in the sunshine. Add mulch under the plants to protect the roots from drying out. Water the new plants for the first year, until they become established. Maintain the desirable species and remove any weeds or uninvited grasses. If some plants do not grow as expected, you can move them to another location or replace them with a different species. Rain gardens designed with a variety of wildflowers and native grasses add wildlife habitat and beauty to your landscape. July 2018 | Great Lakes Bay 19






Saginaw Sugar Beets vs. Grand Lakes Mariners Batter up! Grab a seat and “root” for your local woodenbat team in a new summer league.






Fourth of July Fireworks light up the sky over the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square.

Bay City Fireworks Festival Live music, carnival rides and games, and more get the crowd ready for brilliant overhead displays after dusk.



2nd Annual Food Truck Festival Chow down at this culinary event in Frankenmuth.



Butterfly Count Join in the search for nature’s most beautiful insect at Chippewa Nature Center.



Cool City Car Show and Cruze Bay City hosts rad rides and awesome autos.














Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair Carnival food. Rides and games. Petting zoo. Yes, please! Through July 28.



Munger Potato Festival Gather ’round, taterlovers, for a taste of famous spudmade bratwurst, live music, and more.

Full Moon Stroll Find your way around Chippewa Nature Center by the light of the Buck Moon on a guided evening hike.


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Because of its ever-changing menu and delicious flavor matchups, Bradley’s Bistro appeals equally to fine cuisine connoisseurs and folks who just love tasty food. “Scott’s best talent is putting together interesting combinations,” owner Lisa Kelly says, of her husband and chef, Scott Kelly. “People end up trying and liking dishes they’ve never considered before.” The unexpected flavors, purposeful entrée creations, and fleeting presence of menu-favorites are just some of the reasons people return to the cozy bistro. With the restaurant’s proximity to the new SVRC Marketplace and relocated Saginaw Farmers Market, you can expect fresh produce, and know that you’re supporting local vendors. { As this issue was going to press, we learned of the unfortunate closing of Bradley’s Bistro. We thank them for the four years of dining pleasure they brought to the region.}

dining out

FINE DINING 1. Whine (Midland) 2. Old City Hall (Bay City) 3. Camille’s on the River (Mount Pleasant) STEAKHOUSE 1. Mountain Town Station (Mount Pleasant) 2. Jake’s Old City Grill (Saginaw) 3. Latitude 43 Grill & Bar (Bay City) ITALIAN 1. Brooklyn Boyz Pizzeria/Italian Eatery (Bay City) 2. DaVinci’s Italian Restaurant (Frankenmuth) 3. Villa D’Alessandro (Midland) CHINESE 1. Panda House (Saginaw) 2. Pi’s Chinese Restaurant (Midland) 3. Hunan Restaurant (Saginaw Township) MEXICAN 1. La Senorita (Mount Pleasant) 2. Coco Loco (Bay City and Saginaw Township) 3. Rico’s Authentic Mexican Takeout (Saginaw Township) INDIAN 1. Cinnamon Indian Cuisine (Midland) 2. Shahi Indian Cuisine (Saginaw Township) 3. Taste of Punjab (Saginaw Township) DELI 1. 2. 3.

Intermission Deli (Bay City and Saginaw) Shier’s Deli & Catering Co. (Midland) Max and Emily’s Eatery (Mount Pleasant)

LOCAL PIZZERIA 1. Brooklyn Boyz Pizzeria/Italian Eatery (Bay City) 2. Pizza Sam’s (Midland) 3. Pisanello’s Pizza (Mount Pleasant) ULTIMATE BURGER 1. Farmer’s Home Tavern (Hemlock) 2. Midland Burger Company (Midland) 3. American Kitchen (Bay City) BARBECUE 1. That Guy’s BBQ (Bay City) 2. The Maple Grille (Hemlock) 3. Slo’ Bones BBQ Smokehaus (Frankenmuth)

HOTTEST WINGS 1. Sporty’s Wing Shack & Smoke House (Pinconning and Thomas Township) 2. D’Angelo’s (Bay City) 3. Slo’ Bones BBQ Smokehaus (Frankenmuth)


SUSHI SELECTION 1. Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge (Mount Pleasant) 2. Maru Sushi (Midland) 3. Hokkaido Japanese Steak & Sushi (Saginaw Township) BREAKFAST 1. Uptown Grill (Bay City) 2. Lasko’s Restaurant (Midland) 3. Stan’s Restaurant (Mount Pleasant) APPETIZERS 1. Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie (Frankenmuth) 2. Whine (Midland) 3. Harvey’s Grill & Bar (Saginaw Township) NETWORKING LUNCH 1. Fralia’s (Saginaw) 2. Old City Hall (Bay City) 3. Maru Sushi (Midland) GUILT-FREE LUNCH 1. Fralia’s (Saginaw) 2. Green Gourmet Café (Midland) 3. The Devout Sprout (Bay City) INDULGENT DESSERTS 1. SugarHigh Bakery (Frankenmuth) 2. Patisserie (Saginaw Township) 3. Robaire’s Bakery (Mount Pleasant) SWEETEST SCOOPS 1. Mooney’s Ice Cream & Cakes (Saginaw Township) 2. Great Lakes Ice Cream Co. (Midland) 3. Jaami’s Ice Cream and Treats (Frankenmuth) FIRST DATE 1. The Public House (Bay City) 2. Bourbon + Co. (Saginaw) 3. 120 South (Mount Pleasant) ANNIVERSARY DINNER 1. Real Seafood Company (Bay City) 2. Whine (Midland) 3. Table (Midland) WATERFRONT DINING 1. Real Seafood Company (Bay City) 2. Camille’s on the River (Mount Pleasant) 3. The Riverfront Grille (Bay City)

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OUTDOOR DINING 1. Real Seafood Company (Bay City) 2. Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie (Frankenmuth) 3. Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge (Mount Pleasant)

MARTINI LIST 1. Bancroft Wine & Martini Bar (Saginaw) 2. The Stables Martini & Cigar Bar (Bay City) 3. Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge (Mount Pleasant)

UNIQUE MENU 1. Bradley’s Bistro (Saginaw) 2. The Maple Grille (Hemlock) 3. The Old Christmas Station Restaurant (Frankenmuth)

DRINK SPECIALS 1. Harvey’s Grill & Bar (Saginaw Township) 2. Old City Hall (Bay City) 3. Governor’s Quarters (Bay City)

HOME COOKING 1. Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth (Frankenmuth) 2. The Maple Grille (Hemlock) 3. Riverside Family Restaurant (Freeland)

HAPPY HOUR 1. Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie (Frankenmuth) 2. Bancroft Wine & Martini Bar (Saginaw) 3. Old City Hall (Bay City)

KID-FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE 1. Pizza Sam’s (Midland) 2. Fuzzy’s Restaurant (Saginaw) 3. Bavarian Inn Restaurant (Frankenmuth)


LATE NIGHT BITE 1. O’s Pub & Grill (Auburn) 2. Oscar’s Bar & Grill (Midland) 3. Blue Gator Sports Pub & Grill (Mount Pleasant)

SteakHouse MOUNTAIN TOWN STATION, 506 W Broadway St, Mount Pleasant, 989-775-2337 Locally butchered, hand-picked steaks are the key to Mountain Town Station’s success, says owner Jim Holton. “Our chef works with Smith & Sons Meat Processing in Mount Pleasant to ensure that we get the highest quality steaks possible,” Holton says. “They’re not just a shipment from unknown places.” And a highquality meal deserves a high-quality beverage, like one from Holton’s Mountain Town Station Brewing. “I’m a ‘hophead,’ so I’d pair our Iron Horse IPA with our New York Strip,” he adds. Another menu highlight for steak lovers is The Chef’s Signature Ribeye, a house-cut, 14-ounce steak, encrusted with Parmesan cheese and topped with melted garlic-herb butter.

DINING DEALS 1. Harvey’s Grill & Bar (Saginaw Township) 2. Coty’s Landing (Saginaw Township) 3. That Guy’s BBQ (Bay City) SPORTS CONCESSIONS 1. Dow Diamond (Midland) 2. Dow Event Center (Saginaw) CAFFEINE FIX 1. Coffee Chaos (Midland) 2. Harless & Hugh Coffee (Bay City) 3. Frankenmuth Kaffee Haus (Frankenmuth) DRAFT 1. 2. 3.

BEER SELECTION Governor’s Quarters (Bay City) Tavern 101 (Bay City) Michigan Tap Room (Saginaw Township)

LOCAL BREWERY 1. Midland Brewing Company (Midland) 2. Mountain Town Brewing Company (Mount Pleasant) 3. Frankenmuth Brewery (Frankenmuth) WINE LIST 1. Whine (Midland) 2. Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie (Frankenmuth) 3. VNO Wine Warehouse & New Age Restaurant (Bay City)

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NEW CAR DEALER 1. Garber Automotive Group (Multiple Great Lakes Bay Region locations) 2. Schaefer & Bierlein Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT (Frankenmuth) 3. Labadie Auto Group (Bay City)

USED CAR DEALER 1. Serra Saginaw Automotive (Saginaw Township) 2. Burt Watson Chevrolet (Freeland) 3. Krapohl Ford (Mount Pleasant) FURNITURE STORE 1. Denno’s Furniture & Bedding (Saginaw Township) 2. Prime Brothers Furniture (Bay City) 3. Tri-City Furniture (Auburn) HOME LIGHTING SELECTION 1. Wholesale Electric (Bay City) 2. Absolute Granite Showroom & Lighting Gallery (Mount Pleasant) 3. Candle Light & Log (Midland and Saginaw Township) FLOORING SELECTION 1. Supreme Floor Covering (Bay City, Midland, and Saginaw Township) 2. Designers Touch Decorating Center (Freeland) 3. Worden Interiors (Frankenmuth) HOME DÉCOR 1. Super Cute (Freeland) 2. Warmbier Farms (Auburn) 3. Rebel Magnolia, LLC (Thomas Township)


Place for a First Date THE PUBLIC HOUSE, 811 Adams St, Bay City, 989-778-1779

“Beverage is an interesting thing,” says The Public House owner Lyndsay Edmonds. “It brings people together.” At the unique craft cocktail bar, connecting people is exactly what’s on the drink list. Through a carefully curated atmosphere and intentionally sourced food and beverage, Edmonds has created a space for the community to develop into a community. With food that is locally sourced and hand-picked, The Public House invites friends and strangers to visit for brunch, dinner, and happy hour. The relaxed atmosphere and chic decor make it a comfortable setting for the first date, second date, and the too many dates to count.

TREE AND SHRUB SELECTION 1. Begick Nursery & Garden Center (Bay City) 2. Abele Greenhouse & Garden Center (Saginaw) 3. Kluck Nursery (Thomas Township) GARDENING GOODS 1. Abele Greenhouse & Garden Center (Saginaw) 2. Begick Nursery & Garden Center (Bay City) 3. Gill-Roy’s Hardware (Multiple Great Lakes Bay Region locations) PRODUCE MARKET 1. Jack’s Fruit & Meat Markets (Multiple Great Lakes Bay Region locations) 2. City Market (Bay City) 3. Midland Area Farmers Market (Midland)

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Candy Store ZAK & MAC’S CHOCOLATE HAUS, 636 S Main St, Frankenmuth, 989-652-9331

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In the family since 1981 and recently renamed “Zak & Mac’s Chocolate Haus,” the sweet shop honors tradition by using tried-and-true recipes for its assorted treats and fudge. The candy is made fresh daily, setting it apart from the stuff you can buy at the supermarket. Sweet tooths crave their specialty, homemade toffee. The shop also offers party favors for any size gathering or special event. Visit them in person for the full Frankenmuth experience— and take a selfie with Herman the German.

CANDY STORE 1. Zak & Mac’s Chocolate Haus (Frankenmuth) 2. St. Laurent Brothers (Bay City) 3. Heather ’n Holly (Midland) DOUGHNUT SHOP 1. Cops & Doughnuts (Clare, Bay City, and Mount Pleasant) 2. Elaine’s Bake Shop (Bay City) 3. Robaire’s Bakery (Mount Pleasant) BIRTHDAY CAKE 1. Mary’s Creative Cakery (Thomas Township) 2. Patisserie (Saginaw Township) 3. SugarHigh Bakery (Frankenmuth) WEDDING CAKE 1. Mary’s Creative Cakery (Thomas Township) 2. SugarHigh Bakery (Frankenmuth) 3. The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe (Multiple Great Lakes Bay Region locations) FISH MARKET 1. Huron Fish Company (Saginaw) 2. Whyte’s Fishery (Bay City) 3. Wrege’s Fish Company (Saginaw) HEALTH FOOD STORE 1. Discount Health Foods (Bay City and Saginaw Township) 2. Healthy Habitz 4 Life (Frankenmuth) 3. Grains & Greens (Saginaw Township) WINE AND SPIRITS SELECTION 1. Oppermann’s Cork ’N’ Ale and Cork ’N’ Ale Midland (Saginaw Township and Midland) 2. Eastman Party Store (Midland) 3. St. Julian’s Winery (Frankenmuth) CHEESE ASSORTMENT 1. Frankenmuth Cheese Haus (Frankenmuth) 2. Wilson’s Cheese Shoppe (Pinconning) 3. Artigiano Artisan Cheese Shoppe (Bay City) GOURMET INGREDIENTS 1. Eastman Party Store (Midland) 2. City Market (Bay City) 3. Artigiano (Bay City) PARTY SUPPLY STORE 1. Ideal Party Store (Bay City) 2. Eastman Party Store (Midland) 3. Party Savers (Midland)

PLACE TO BUY KITCHEN GADGETS 1. Peel ’n Pare (Midland) 2. Zehnder’s Marketplace (Frankenmuth) 3. Frankenmuth Cheese Haus (Frankenmuth) JEWELRY STORE 1. Herman Hiss & Company (Bay City) 2. Magma Gems (Saginaw Township) 3. S. Silverburg’s Finer Jewelers (Mount Pleasant) BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 1. Lola’s Bridal Boutique (Saginaw Township) 2. Unique Bridal (Auburn) 3. Sempliner’s Bride & Formal (Bay City) PLACE TO BE FITTED FOR A BRA 1. Corset Shop Intimates (Saginaw Township) HAND-TAILORED SUITS 1. Edward’s Men’s Shop (Saginaw Township) 2. Saginaw Suits & Alterations (Saginaw) CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE 1. Sweet Peach Children’s Boutique (Bay City) 2. Annie & Oliver’s (Midland) 3. The Plaid Giraffe (Midland) VINTAGE/RESALE CLOTHING 1. Shelterhouse Resale Shop (Midland) 2. Underground Railroad Resale (Saginaw Township) 3. Twice Is Nice Resale Boutique (Midland) WINTER OR SUMMER OUTDOOR GEAR 1. The Stable Outdoor Outfitters (Saginaw) 2. Frank’s Great Outdoors (Linwood) 3. Northwoods Wholesale Outlet (Pinconning) PLACE TO BUY ACTIVE WEAR 1. Runners Athletic Company (Bay City, Midland, and Saginaw Township) 2. Legacy Strong (Bay City) 3. Sandlot Sports (Bay City and Saginaw) PLACE TO CUT YOUR OWN HOLIDAY TREE 1. Kluck Nursery (Thomas Township) 2. Doumel Tree Farms (Midland) 3. Charboneau Christmas Tree Farm (St. Charles)

PLACE TO BUY HOLIDAY DECORATIONS 1. Bronners’ CHRISTmas Wonderland (Frankenmuth) 2. Begick Nursery & Garden Center (Bay City) 3. My Secret Garden (Bay City)


ANTIQUE STORE 1. Bay Antique Center (Bay City) 2. The Antique Warehouse (Kochville Township) 3. Freeland Antique Mall (Freeland)

Services NEW BUSINESS (OPENED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS) 1. City Market (Bay City) 2. Collier Chiropractic (Bay City) 3. UpBeat Music Academy (Midland) SPA

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HAIR SALON 1. Adore Hair and Nail Studio (Saginaw Township) 2. Levity Spa & Salon (Saginaw Township) 3. A Spencer Gellise Salon (Bay City) FACIALIST 1. Jen Lehto - Levity Spa & Salon (Saginaw Township) 2. Angela Cardenas - U Spa Salon & More (Freeland) 3. Sheryl Dorais - Très Dorais Spa & Cosmetics Boutique (Midland) MANI/PEDI 1. Amy Jo Schneider - U Spa Salon & More (Freeland) 2. Allison Brady - Adore Hair and Nail Studio (Saginaw Township) 3. Emilee Buckmaster - Ana Luis Salon & Day Spa (Saginaw Township) HAIR COLORIST/STYLIST 1. Jill Wright - Adore Hair and Nail Studio (Saginaw Township) 2. Angela Fechter-Counts Levity Spa & Salon (Saginaw Township) 3. Gabrielle Grzegorczyk Bouvy - G. Creative Studio Salon (Freeland)

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HAIR REMOVAL SPECIALIST 1. Vina Laser Med Spa (Kochville Township) 2. Angela Cardenas - U Spa Salon & More (Freeland) 3. Amanda Castanon - Ana Luis Salon & Day Spa (Saginaw Township)

INTERIOR DESIGN 1. Kuhn Young Design Group (Bay City) 2. Designtech Custom Interiors (Freeland) 3. Absolute Granite Showroom & Lighting Gallery (Mount Pleasant)

BARBERSHOP 1. Isani Barber Company (Saginaw) 2. The Buzz Haircuts for Men (Bay City) 3. JR’s All-Star Haircuts for Men (Bay City, Kochville Township, and Mount Pleasant)

LANDSCAPING 1. Reder Landscaping (Midland) 2. Garpiel Group (Saginaw Township) 3. Artisans Landscaping & Design (Auburn)

TANNING SALON 1. Global Tan (Multiple Great Lakes Bay Region locations) 2. Golden Tan and Hair Salon (Bay City) 3. Mountain Tan (Mount Pleasant) COSMETIC SURGERY 1. David Yonick, MD, (Midland) 2. Ronald Barry, MD (Saginaw Township) 3. Arno Weiss, Jr., MD (Saginaw) PLACE 1. 2.

TO GET BOTOX Tondue Medical Spa (Bay City) Vina Laser Med Spa (Kochville Township) 3. Ziba Medical Spa (Saginaw Township)

CHIROPRACTOR 1. Kehres Health & Chiropractic (Multiple Great Lakes Bay Region locations) 2. Shields Chiropractic (Thomas Township) 3. Collier Chiropractic (Bay City) REAL ESTATE 1. Century 21 Signature Realty (Multiple Great Lakes Bay Region locations) 2. Modern Realty (Midland) 3. RE/MAX Results (Bay City) HOME BUILDER 1. Cobblestone Homes (Freeland) 2. Beagle Construction (Thomas Township) 3. Greystone Homes (Midland) HOME REMODELER 1. ServiceMaster of the Tri-Cities (Midland) 2. Greystone Homes (Midland) 3. Eurich Home Improvement (Saginaw Township)

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HOME CLEANING SERVICE 1. Jenntec Dry Carpet Cleaning (Bay City) 2. Custom Maids (Bay City) 3. Cleaning Solutions, LLC (Mount Pleasant) COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICE 1. Absolute Building Maintenance (Saginaw) 2. Jase Commercial Cleaning (Freeland) 3. ServiceMaster of the Tri-Cities (Midland) GYM OR FITNESS STUDIO 1. Sarah Fechter Fitness (Saginaw Township) 2. Pure-NRGY Fitness (Saginaw Township) 3. Iron Gorilla (Bay City) WEDDING VENUE 1. Apple Mountain (Freeland) 2. Horizons Conference Center (Saginaw Township) 3. Bavarian Inn Lodge (Frankenmuth) PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR BIG DAY 1. Harbour Light Photography (Auburn) 2. Britt Wegner Photography (Saginaw) 3. Black Sheep Chic Photography (Bay City) FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER 1. Frankenmuth Old Time Photo (Frankenmuth) 2. Tosha Cole Photography (Bay City) 3. Shelley Vinson Photography (Saginaw) CATERER 1. Bavarian Inn Restaurant (Frankenmuth) 2. From Scratch (Saginaw Township) 3. Mountain Town Station (Mount Pleasant)

FLORIST 1. Austin’s Flowers & Gifts (Freeland) 2. Grohman’s Flowers (Saginaw) 3. Keit’s Flowers (Bay City) PLACE TO LEARN TO DANCE 1. Extreme Dance Arts (Saginaw Township) 2. Bay Valley Academy (Bay City) 3. Miss Lore’s School of Performing Arts (Bay City) PLACE FOR MUSIC LESSONS 1. UpBeat Music Academy (Midland) 2. Herter Music Center (Bay City) 3. The White Crow Conservatory of Music (Saginaw) VETERINARIAN 1. Veterinary Health Center (Saginaw Township) 2. Riverside Animal Clinic (Thomas Township) 3. Bay Animal Hospital (Essexville) PET GROOMING 1. Sudzy Puppy (Kawkawlin) 2. Golden Paws Pet Spa (Saginaw Township) 3. Pet Pals (Auburn) AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR 1. All A’s Automotive & Transmission Repair (Midland) 2. Stroebel Automotive (Thomas Township) 3. George’s Auto Repair (Saginaw) OIL CHANGE SPECIAL 1. Geyer Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change (Saginaw Township) 2. Higher Standards Automotive (Midland) 3. All A’s Automotive & Transmission Repair (Midland) DRY CLEANING 1. Lifestyle Garment Care (Midland) 2. State Street Dry Cleaners (Saginaw Township) 3. Clayton Cleaners (Bay City) FURNITURE RESTORATION 1. Hensler Furniture Restoration (Saginaw Township) 2. Weiler’s Furniture Restoration (Essexville) 3. Ken & Craig’s Furniture Stripping (Bay City) PLACE 1. 2. 3.

TO GET INKED Voodoo Tattoo (Bay City) Old Town Tattoo (Saginaw) Evolved Artforms Tattoo (Mount Pleasant)


Hair Color and Stylist ADORE HAIR AND NAIL STUDIO, 6099 Gratiot Rd, Thomas Township, 989-249-4000

When you’re concerned with your personal appearance, it’s really important to find someone you trust who can give you good hair days. Adore Hair and Nail Studio offers a variety of spa, salon, and nail services. The beauty specialists are trained in the latest hair-styling techniques, from contouring to balayage and lobs to pixie cuts, and the shop offers products for purchase to help you replicate the look at home. Recognized best stylist Jill Wright and Adore’s full staff of stylists have the experience and talent to give you a look that is sure to wow.

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DENTIST 1. Chelsea Mason, DDS (Bay City) 2. Joseph Zolinski, DDS (Saginaw Township) 3. Greg Rosecrans, DDS (Bay City) ORTHODONTIST 1. Copus Orthodontics (Bay City) 2. Resler Orthodontics (Saginaw Township) 3. Thomas Orthodontics (Saginaw Township) CAR SALESMAN 1. Matt Larson at Garber Buick (Saginaw Township) 2. Brent Gromaski at Serra Automotive Saginaw (Saginaw Township) 1. Adam Traver at Schaefer & Bierlein Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT (Frankenmuth) ATTORNEY 1. Law Office Of Carol Thomas (Kochville Township) 2. Katherine Baluha at Katie Marie Law (Freeland) 3. Susan Brady at Susan Brady & Associates (Saginaw Township)

Music Lessons UPBEAT MUSIC ACADEMY, 109 E Ashman St, Midland, 989-492-2213 Whether you dream to perform at Carnegie Hall or want to join the high school marching band, UpBeat Music Academy has a class to fear. “We aim to create a wholefamily experience,” say owners Emma Wagner and Cora Lambert. And, they assure, they can meet the needs of siblings with different musical goals and skill levels. “We want to eliminate parents driving laps around Midland,” Wagner jokes. Between Lambert’s lifelong passion for performance and Wagner’s love of the social aspects of music, these women have the skills to inspire any student. With their newly expanding location, over 20 summer camps and classes, and group and private rehearsal spaces, UpBeat Music Academy continues to grow as a family-oriented, musical epicenter.

FINANCIAL ADVISOR 1. Jason Holyszko at The Holyszko Group of Wells Fargo Advisors (Saginaw Township) 2. Chad Eyre and Jeffrey Parker at Retirement & Investment Center Located at DCECU (Midland) 3. Matthew Starke at Great Lakes Retirement Solutions (Saginaw Township) TEACHER 1. Jennifer Gradowski at Christa McAuliffe Middle School (Bangor Township Schools) 2. Alison Michelson at White Pine Middle School (Saginaw Township Community Schools) 3. Karrie Marciniak at Mackensen Elementary (Bay City Public Schools) PERSONAL TRAINER 1. Melissa Freeman at Iron Gorilla (Bay City) 2. Sarah Fechter at Sarah Fechter Fitness (Saginaw Township) 3. Rwaida Bates at Pure-NRGY Fitness (Saginaw Township) CHEF 1. 2.

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Josh Schaeding at The Maple Grille (Hemlock) Doug Evans at Mountain Town Station (Mount Pleasant)


Jim Welch at Midland Burger Company (Midland)

RESTAURATEUR 1. Amy Zehnder Grossi at Bavarian Inn Restaurant (Frankenmuth) 2. Dave Dittenber at American Kitchen, Old City Hall, and Tavern 101 (Bay City) 3. Zak & Korina McClellan at Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie (Frankenmuth) BARTENDER 1. Tyler Wood at Retro Rocks (Saginaw) 2. Barb Thomas at Old Town Distillery (Saginaw) 3. Evan Greskowiak at Lorelei Lounge & Schnitzelbank Bier Garten (Frankenmuth) LOCAL ARTIST 1. Susie McColgan (Saginaw) 2. Jeff Ward (Bay City and Saginaw) 3. Armin Mersmann (Midland) RADIO OR TV PERSONALITY 1. Nate & April at WIOG-FM 2. Art Lewis at WSGW-AM 3. Colette Boyd at WNEM-TV5

Out on the Town LOCAL FESTIVAL 1. Saginaw’s Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (Saginaw Township) 2. Bay City Fireworks Festival (Bay City) 3. Bavarian Festival (Frankenmuth) CHARITY PARTY 1. CAN Council Mardi Gras 2. McLaren Bay Region’s Auxiliary Charity Ball 3. Studio 23’s Black & White Affair THEATER TO WATCH A PLAY 1. Midland Center for the Arts (Midland) 2. Bay City Players (Bay City) 3. Pit & Balcony Theatre (Saginaw)


MELISSA FREEMAN AT IRON GORILLA GYM, 107 N Henry St, Bay City, 989-414-3400

Personal Trainer

It’s no wonder Iron Gorilla Gym’s Melissa Freeman stands out to her community as a personal trainer. With her passion for weightlifting and exercise science training and experience, Freeman develops programming for individual clients to meet their needs and personal growth. She says the goal is to “challenge them where their current fitness level is, along with stretching them to new ways of exercising.” At Iron Gorilla Gym, with Freeman’s coaching, you can expect to focus on lifelong wellness—not a fleeting fad— which includes exercise, nutrition, and goal-setting.

MUSEUM 1. Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum (Saginaw) 2. Saginaw Art Museum (Saginaw) 3. Michigan’s Own Military & Space Museum (Frankenmuth) ART GALLERY 1. Saginaw Art Museum (Saginaw) 2. Studio 23 (Bay City) 3. Midland Center for the Arts (Midland) CONCERT VENUE 1. Dow Event Center (Saginaw) 2. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (Mount Pleasant) 3. Temple Theatre (Saginaw) LOCAL 1. 2. 3.

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BAR TO SING YOUR HEART OUT IN 1. Lorelei Lounge & Schnitzelbank Bier Garten (Frankenmuth)

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Hooligan’s Food & Spirits (Bay City) The Cabin (Mount Pleasant)

GOLF COURSE 1. Maple Leaf Golf Course (Linwood) 2. Apple Mountain (Freeland) 3. The Fortress Golf Course (Frankenmuth) PUTT-PUTT 1. Bavarian Inn Lodge’s Family Fun Center (Frankenmuth) 2. Kokomo’s Family Fun Center (Kochville Township) 3. Buoy 18 Miniature Golf and Ice Cream (Bay City) PLACE FOR A SUNNY DAY WITH KIDS 1. Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square (Saginaw) 2. Dow Gardens (Midland) 3. Chippewa Nature Center (Midland)

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Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art at Midland Center for the Arts (Midland) Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum (Mount Pleasant)

PLACE TO BE CREATIVE 1. Painterly Pottery (Bay City and Saginaw Township) 2. UpBeat Music Academy (Midland) 3. Creative 360 (Midland) PLACE FOR A PICNIC 1. Dow Gardens (Midland) 2. Bay City State Recreation Area (Bay City) 3. The Tridge (Midland) PLACE TO GO ICE SKATING 1. Midland Civic Arena (Midland) 2. Saginaw Bay Ice Arena (Saginaw Township) 3. Hoyt Park (Saginaw)

PLACE FOR A RAINY DAY WITH KIDS 1. Mid-Michigan’s Children’s Museum (Saginaw)

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Exhibit: Interpretations: William Horning, Stephen Grewe, and Deb LaRocque. July 1 – 7, Tuesday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Thursday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Explore the works of three solo shows, with each artist specializing in a different medium. Studio 23/The Art Center, Bay City; 989-894-2323,

Daily Pretzel Rolling. Every day, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. (not available on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day). Cost $4.99. Learn proper pretzelrolling methods, and eat your fresh-out-of-the-oven finished product. Two-hour advance notice and prepayment required. Bavarian Inn Restaurant, Frankenmuth; 989-652-9941,

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Coffee and Crafts. Second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Price varies according to craft; cost includes coffee, sweet treat, and craft supplies. Dawn of a New Day Coffee House and Café, Saginaw; 989-780-0113 Mid-Michigan Young Onset Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting. Meets the third Tuesday of each month. Held inside the Area Agency on Aging, 1615 S Euclid, Bay City; 800-852-9781, Toddler Time. Every Wednesday, 11 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 1:30 p.m. Admission. Sing, dance, create, explore, and enjoy developmentally targeted projects. MidMichigan Children’s Museum, Saginaw; 989-399-6626, www.

Uncorked Series. Every first and third Thursday, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Free event. New kind of happy hour in the Saints & Sinners Lounge. Complimentary snack, cash bar, and a variety of themes to think and drink creatively about. Midland Center for the Arts, Midland; 989631-5930, Music in the Café Second Thursdays. Every second Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m. $5. The café night brings fabulous performance, casual spontaneity, and an evening of music. The White Crow Conservatory of Music, Saginaw; 989-790-2118, www. whitecrowconservatory.blogspot. com Lorelei Lounge Entertainment in Bavarian Inn Lodge Friday Fun Nights. Fridays, May – July, 6 – 9 p.m. Free event. Weekly entertainment in downtown Frankenmuth. www.frankenmuth. org Dow Gardens Children’s Garden Story Time. Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m. Admission fee. Dow Gardens, Midland; 989-631-2677, www. City Hall Tour. Second Friday of each month through December 8, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost $1. Bay County Historical Museum, Bay City; 989-893-5733, www. Midland County Historical Society: Hands-on History Days. Fridays and Saturdays of the third weekend each month, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Family-focused, interactive, and informational drop-in programs for the community to discover and preserve local heritage. Midland Center for the Arts, Midland; 989631-5930, Tai Chi with Jim Bush. Every Saturday, 10 a.m. $5. The White Crow Conservatory of Music, Saginaw; 989-790-2118, www. whitecrowconservatory.blogspot. com/ Kids Fly Free. Second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages

8 – 17 fly free and learn about aviation. Jack Barstow Airport, Midland; 989-835-3231, www. Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony. Second Saturday of each month, 2 p.m. Admission $8. Authentic formal Japanese Tea Ceremony in the SaginawTokushima Friendship Garden, hosted by persons in kimono. Reservations encouraged. Japanese Cultural Center & Tea House, Saginaw; 989-759-1648, Humane Society of Bay County Feline Adoption Events. Last Saturday of each month. 989-8930451, Science Sundays. Every other Sunday, 1 p.m. Cost $7. Themed science experiments led by a play facilitator. Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum, Mt Pleasant; 989-317-3221, www. Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market. Through October. Produce, honey, baked goods, and vendors with locally made food choices. SVRC Marketplace, Saginaw; 989-758-2500, ext 228, Frankenmuth Farmers Market. Wednesdays – Saturdays, 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Locally grown produce. 534 N Main St, Frankenmuth; 989-295-9766, www. Marketplace Bay City. Indoor, year-round market. Produce, fresh fish, artisan cheeses, and flowers. 401 Center Ave, Bay City; www. Midland Area Farmers Market. Through October. Produce, flowers, honey, and baked goods. Near the Tridge, downtown Midland; 989-839-9901, www. Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. Through October, Thursdays (Market Park) and Saturdays (City Hall), 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fruits,


vegetables, plants, and more. Mt Pleasant; Great Lakes Loons vs. Lansing Lugnuts. July 1, 2:05 p.m. Admission $7 – $10. See website for complete listing. Dow Diamond, Midland; 989-837-2255, www. Legends of the Saginaw Sail. July 1, 7, 22, and 28, 11 a.m., and July 6, 2 p.m. Tickets $27 –$37. Learn the fascinating history of the Saginaw River aboard the Appledore IV and Appledore V. A light lunch is served underway. BaySail, Wenonah Park, Bay City; 989-895-5193, www.

Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways, Mt Pleasant; 989-775-4750, ziibiwing Fireworks Festival VIP Sail. July 7, 6 p.m. Cost $100. For 21 and older only. Enjoy the best view in town of the Saturday night fireworks, with dinner. BaySail, Wenonah Park, Bay City; 989-8955193, Frankenmuth’s Funtown Chowdown 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival. July 12, 5 – 9 p.m. Bring the family and treat everyone to food, beer, and family fun. River Place Shops, Frankenmuth; www.

Saginaw Sugar Beets vs. Grand Lakes Mariners. July 2. Admission $5. Celebrate the first season of the professional prospect, summer, wooden-bat league. Saginaw Valley State University, Kochville Township; 989-525-4644, www.

Cool City Car Show and Cruze. July 13 – 14, times vary. Free admission. Cruze: July 13, 6 p.m.; Car Show: July 14, 9 a.m. Street parties, live music, exhaust ripping contest, car show and more. Downtown Bay City; 989-684-1873,

Great Lakes Loons vs. Fort Wayne Tincaps. July 3, 7:05 p.m. Admission $7 – $10. Head out to Dow Diamond for an exciting summer evening of baseball. See website for complete listing. Dow Diamond, Midland; 989-837-2255,

Tri-Kids-Try Youth Triathlon. July 21, 9 a.m. Registration fees. For kids ages 6 – 15, no experience necessary. Triathletes swim, bike, and run. Dow High School, Midland; www.greatermidland. org/races

Fourth of July at Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission. In thanks and recognition of support, all Saginaw County residents receive free admission (with proof of residency). Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, Saginaw; 989759-1408, Great Lakes Loons vs. Dayton Dragons. July 6, 7:05 p.m. Admission $7 – $10. Enjoy an evening of baseball and fireworks. See website for complete listing. Dow Diamond, Midland; 989-8372255, American Indian Dance. July 7, 14, and 21, 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Different dance styles are featured each week. For more information, please visit website.

Cass River Colonial Encampment. July 21 – 22, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a/m. – 4 p.m. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free admission. An 18thcentury encampment. Historical and battle reenactments, musket firing, tour military camps, and more. Frankenmuth River Place Shops, Frankenmuth; 989-652-6613, www. NativeFest. July 23 – 28, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Multiple activities each day. Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways, Mt Pleasant; 989-775-4750, ziibiwing Family Ecology Sail. July 24, 6 p.m. Tickets $20 – $30. Climb aboard the Appledore IV and explore the ecosystem of the

Saginaw Bay Watershed. BaySail, Bay City; 989-895-5193, www. Saginaw Old Golds and Bay City Independents: Vintage Base Ball Games. July 26, 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Early 19th century-style baseball, no fences or ball gloves, and an entertaining tour of bareknuckle-style baseball. Ojibway Island, Saginaw; www.facebook. com/groups/Fansoftheoldgolds Antique Fire Muster. July 28, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free admission. Parade; 10 a.m. Antique fire truck displays and pumping events. Heritage Park, Frankenmuth; 989652-3440, Le Tour de Mont Pleasant. Dates and times TBD. Admission is free. A weekend of high action during the largest professional bicycle race in Michigan. Throughout Mt. Pleasant; www.

Charitable Events Party on McCarty. Through August, Thursdays, 5 p.m. Entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. Free event/$5 parking donation. Live entertainment, food vendors, and a beer and wine tent. Bring seating. Proceeds benefit improvements and opportunities for the kids who participate at the Saginaw Township Soccer Complex. Saginaw Township Soccer Association, Saginaw Township; 989-295-1945, www.

Gardens. Proceeds benefit The Reece Endeavor. Five residential gardens in Midland and Dow Gardens; 989-8359700, Frankenmudder. July 21, 7 a.m. registration. Threemile, boot-camp-style mud run featuring challenging obstacles involving running, climbing, crawling, and swimming. Proceeds benefit Michigan’s Military and Space Heroes Museum. Heritage Park, Frankenmuth; 989-652-8005, www.

Expos Keepsake Collection Arts and Craft Show. July 27, 12 – 6 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Juried show, ample merchandise. Zehnder Park, Frankenmuth; 989-681-4023, www.keepsakecollectionshows. com Summerswap Beer Can and Breweriana Trade Show. July 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Michigan chapter of the BCCA/ NABA present an annual event to buy, sell, or trade beer cans and breweriana. Frankenmuth American Legion Hall, Frankenmuth; 231-920-6013,


VolkslÃufe (The People’s Race). July 3 – 4. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner, live music, and fireworks on July 3, and then take part in a 5, 10, and 20 K run, 5K walk, and 2K youth run on July 4. Heritage Park, Frankenmuth; 989-652-6106, www.

Art Reach of Mid-Michigan’s Art in Nature Festival of Banners. Through November. Free. A community art event. Large, colorful banners hang throughout the community of Mount Pleasant. Art Reach, downtown Mt Pleasant; 989-773-3689, www.

Reece Endeavor of Midland: 15th Annual Reece Endeavor GardenWalk. July 18, 2 – 7 p.m. Advance tickets $10/day of $15. Rain or shine, stroll through five residential gardens including Dow

Lawn Chair Film Festival. Through August, at dusk. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and pack snacks— though some are available onsite—and enjoy classics

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to kid movies, and live music, too. Old Town Saginaw, www. Auburn Cornfest. July 5 – 8, times vary. Family-friendly fun, carnival, mud drags, live entertainment. Auburn; 989-662-4001, www. Bay City Fireworks Festival. July 5 – 7. Daily admission is $1 into Veteran’s Memorial Park/$5 for Wenonah Park. Fireworks display each of the first two nights, with the largest displays on the third, grand finale night. Carnival midway, vendors, and local and regional entertainment in both parks right up until the fireworks begin. Bay City; www. Michigan Antique Festival & Classic Car Show. July 21 – 22, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., July 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission $6, ages 11 and younger are free. More than 80 acres of treasures, collectibles, and hard-to-find items. Classic Car Show and Auction, Saturday. Midland County Fairgrounds, Midland; 989-687-9001, www. Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair. July 23 – 28. Times and events vary. Isabella County Fairgrounds, Mt Pleasant; www. Munger Potato Festival. July 26 – 29, times vary. Family-fun activities, with figure-eight derby, live music, carnival, and infamous potato bratwurst. 50 E Munger Rd, Munger; 989-274-3813, www.

Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival. Date TBD. Free admission. Michigan’s state championship duck- and goose-calling tournament, waterfowl stamp collection, arts and crafts show, carvings, parent-youths canoe race, dog retrieving, and more. Bay City State Recreation Area, Bay City; 989-667-0717, www.

Music, Theater & Film MATRIX: MIDLAND Festival. Through July, performance times vary. Annual event celebrating the arts, sciences, and humanities. Experience informative lectures and sophisticated performances. Midland Center for the Arts, Midland; 989-631-8250, www. Tunes by the Tridge. Through August, 7 – 9 p.m. Free event. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to this 10-week, family-friendly concert series, and spend Thursday evenings listening to great music near the Tridge. City of Midland Parks and Recreation, downtown Midland, 989-837-6930, PRIDE Friday Night Live Concerts. July 6, 13, 20, and 27. Free concert series; music changes weekly from blues to rock ‘n’ roll to oldies and more. Children’s games, food vendors, adult refreshments. Morley Plaza, Saginaw; 989-753-9168, www.

Saginaw County Fair. July 31 – August 4. Times and events vary. Saginaw County Fairgrounds, Chesaning; www.

Music from the Marsh. July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 7 p.m. A touring, cultural performing arts series on the outdoor lawn stage near the visitor center. Bay City State Recreation Area, Bay City; 989-6670717,

Mount Pleasant Annual Summer Festival. Date TBD. Outdoor festival with live music, carnival, children’s parade, fireworks, food and beverage pavilion, vendors, raffles and capping off on Sunday with a classic car show. Mt Pleasant; 989-773-3378, www.

Frankenmuth Women’s Club Presents: Free Concerts in the Park. July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 7 p.m. Free admission. Bring your chair or blanket. Concessions available. Memorial Park Band Shell, Frankenmuth; 989-652-4985, www.

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Tuesday Free Movies in the Park. July 10, 17, and 24, approx. 9:30 p.m. (dusk). Free admission, freewill donations accepted. Rain site: State Theatre, 7 p.m. Bay City; 989-892-2660, www. Dow Gardens Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts. July 11, 18, and 25, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Admission $5. Listen to music during lunchtime in the dappled shade of the Birch Grove. Chairs, blankets and picnics are welcome. Dow Gardens, Midland, 800-362-4874, Jazz in the Garden. July 11, 18, and 25, 7 p.m. Free admission to summer concert series. Bring your own chair. Andersen Enrichment Center & Lucille E. Andersen Memorial Rose Garden, Saginaw; 989-759-1362, www. Concert in the Park Series. July 11, 18, and 25, 7 p.m. Series of free concerts in the park. Tittabawassee Township Park, Freeland; 989-695-9512, www. Wednesdays in the Park. July 11, 18, and 25, 7 p.m. A series of free, outdoor concerts throughout the summer months. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain site is the State Theatre of Bay City. Wenonah Park, Bay City; 989-892-2660, www. Young People’s Summer Series. July 11, 18, and 25, 11:30 a.m. Free admission. A series of concerts for the young and youngat-heart throughout the summer months. Rain site is the State Theatre of Bay City. Wenonah Park, Bay City; 989-892-2660, www. A Soldier’s Story. July 21, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10 -- $15. Hear Travis Mills speak before the film and meet him after the movie. State Theatre, Bay City; 989-892-2660, Dow Gardens Summer Outdoor Movies. July 28, 9 p.m. (dusk/ sunset). Admission. Watch Hacksaw Ridge on an inflatable screen amidst the Dow Gardens.

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Nature Wildlife Drive. Daily through September 30, sunrise to one hour before sunset. Free admission. A 6.5-mile, self-guided, one-way auto route. Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, Saginaw; 989-777-5930, Summer Exploration Days. Through August, Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday and holidays, 12 – 5 p.m. Free. All ages welcome, younger than 18 with adult. Self-guided, indoor program; variety of hands-on exploration stations. Themes change biweekly. Chippewa Nature Center, Midland; 989-631-0830, www. Discovering the Homestead Farm. Through September, Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. Free. All ages welcome, younger than 18 with adult. Step back in time and enjoy a family-friendly afternoon at the Homestead Farm. Kids of all ages can help with chores, play traditional games, and visit the farm animals. Chippewa Nature Center, Midland; 989-631-0830, Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours. Year round, guided, customized boat tours through various bodies of water; photography, birding, adventure, relaxation. Groups of one to 10. Johnny Panther Quest Ecotours; 810-6653-3859, CNC Stewards: Butterfly Count. July 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ages nine and older, younger than 18 with adult. New and experienced butterfly enthusiasts can search for as many butterflies as they can find. Long pants and long sleeves are recommended. Chippewa Nature Center, Midland; 989-631-0830, www. Saginaw Bay by Voyageur Canoe. July 12, 6 – 10 p.m. $30. Ages 15 and older, younger


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Nature Tour. July 19, 3 – 4 p.m. $15. Ages 18 and older. Explore the Chippewa Nature Center’s natural features by golf cart. This program is especially designed for those with limited mobility. Chippewa Nature Center, Midland; 989-631-0830, www.

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n March 1922, 19 seventh graders at Mount Pleasant Junior High in Isabella County prepare to perform a Mother Goose play for the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic), a U.S. veterans’ group. A March 17, 1922 Isabella County Enterprise article announces: “Mother Goose’s troubles [will be performed] by Mrs. Jackman’s boys and girls with the following cast of characters: Mother Goose (Margaret Knight); Mother Hubbard (Harriet Brondstetter); Mary (Elberta Fuller); Jack (Richard Wood); Jill (Gerald Hunter); Bo-Peep (Pearl Walker); Jack Spratt (Howard Courter); His Wife (Chester Aiken); Milkmaid (Nettie Krauss); Wee Willie Winkie (Millard Hooker); Simple Simon (Carl Settle); Miss Muffet (Marjorie Black); Jack Horner (John Chamberlain); Mary, Mary Quite Contrary (Esther Trussel); Old Woman (Dorothy Wright); Little Girl (Ronald Kelley); Little Man (Wayne Marshall); Little Boy Blue (M.D. Rand, Jr.); and Sandman (Floyd Ferris). The name “Mother Goose” refers to a broad group of European nursery stories and rhymes that has been passed down in oral tradition. The exact identity of Mother Goose herself however remains unknown. Charles Perrault is attributed with the 1697 French publication of the first collection of Mother Goose rhymes and folk tales. In 1729, that text was translated into English in Robert Samber’s Histories or Tales of Past Times,Told by Mother Goose. A article explains that classroom participation in such plays can help draw out adolescent students, help them define their individuality, boost their confidence, and improve their communication skills. Students also may gain employment and life skills such as increased comfort with their bodies and voices, critical and creative thinking, and interpersonal skills from working in groups. Photo and historical assistance courtesy of Clarke Historical Library, Mount Pleasant.

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