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Celebrating Six Years of Creating Winter Magic and Community at Hoyt Park

With one of the most beautiful and accessible skating and sledding facilities available in the Great Lakes Bay Region, The Friends of Hoyt Park and Positive Results in Downtown Saginaw are keeping their fingers crossed for cool temperatures and plenty of snowfall as the sixth season of Bringing Back the Ice at Hoyt Park commences and plans are finalized for the 5th Annual Outhouse Race. Featuring Free Open Skating & Sledding, affordable $2.00 skate rentals and free hot chocolate and cookies served at Hoyt Park’s renovated warming house, five weeks of fun and family oriented events are scheduled beginning Saturday, January 20th and concluding on Saturday February 17th with the 5th Annual Outhouse Race, which is sponsored by 97.3 Joe FM.

18th January, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Celebrating Six Years of Creating Winter Magic and Community at Hoyt Park

With one of the most beautiful and accessible skating and sledding facilities available in the Great Lakes Bay Region, The Friends of Hoyt Park and Positive Results in Downtown Saginaw are keeping their fingers crossed for cool temperatures and plenty of snowfall as the sixth season of Bringing Back the Ice at Hoyt Park commences and plans are finalized for the 5th Annual Outhouse Race. Featuring Free Open Skating & Sledding, affordable $2.00 skate rentals and free hot chocolate and cookies served at Hoyt Park’s renovated warming house, five weeks of fun and family oriented events are scheduled beginning Saturday, January 20th and concluding on Saturday February 17th with the 5th Annual Outhouse Race, which is sponsored by 97.3 Joe FM.

18th January, 2018 | 0 Comments

Commemorating the Landmark 75th Anniversary of the Shrine Circus

British author Oscar Wilde once wrote that to know the principles of the highest art is to know the principles of all the arts. With few exceptions are such sentiments cemented more strongly than to the magical artistry of the circus.

28th December, 2017 | 0 Comments

As Safe as Yesterday Is

The older and wiser I get the more I value the voices and individuals that impacted this all-too imperfect world in a manner that looked outside of themselves, beyond their own narrow self-interests. At this time of the year especially, it is important to keep that thought in mind.

07th December, 2017 | 0 Comments

From Ketchup Bottles to the Arturo Fuente Opus X

Downtown Bay City has produced its fair share of success stories, but one might argue that the least likely in a “2017 Society” might be a Cigar Shop - a place where you can not only buy high end tobacco, but sit and smoke it, too. Indoors, of all things. (“Oh my!”)

16th November, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two-Days of Holiday Magic November 17th & 18th

There is no finer exponent for kicking off the holiday season than the annual Holidays in the Heart of the City & Christmas Parade extravaganza, which this year will start on the evening of Friday, November 17th at 5:45 pm with the Lighting Ceremony at the Saginaw Water Treatment Plan, and conclude with the 8:30 PM Fireworks Display from Ojibway Island, followed by the 40th Annual Christmas Parade the next morning on Saturday, November 18th at 11 AM, featuring floats, marching bands, drill teams, costumed characters, and of course, an early appearance by Santa to help kick things off.

26th October, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s often been noted that there is no substitute for passion. It is easy to be reminded of this fact when talking to Evan Westervelt, Head Brewer at Lumber Baron’s Brewery in Bay City. He probably used the word passion at least five times in the first five minutes of our sit down in the Tap Room at Café Cremosi, one of several thriving businesses in the Lumber Baron’s complex.

26th October, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saginaw Art Museum Showcases Expansive Exhibition Celebrating the Artistry & Design of the Guitar

As the chill of Fall starts to ripen the textures of our physical landscape with a tapestry of color, The Saginaw Art Museum is cranking up the volume and turning up the heat with an ambitious exhibition showcasing and celebrating the evolution and artistic developing of the guitar.

24th August, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kay Vanston was raised in a low-income family. Her father was a factory worker and worked hard to put bread on the table. Kay’s maiden name is Doutre and she was born on December 7th, 1939. She learned quickly about the value of hard work and perseverance. Kay was one of five girls in the family and was raised mostly on the Southside of Saginaw. She attended Washington Elementary school, Webber school, and then Saginaw High School. She and her classmates were the first class to graduate from Saginaw High School in 1957.

24th August, 2017 | 0 Comments

Paying Tribute to the Legacy of a Precious Musical Resource

With the recent and untimely passing of Ed Kurth, the Great Lakes Bay Region in general and Saginaw in particular lost an important musical and cultural supporter of the creative arts; and many of us, within and without the musical world, lost a truly generous and compassionate friend.

24th August, 2017 | 0 Comments

ArtPrize sculpture a Tribute to Blue Collar Workers and Significant Addition to the Museum's Permanent Collection

The Saginaw Art Museum welcomes The Last Whistle sculpture, created by Ken Newman, into their permanent collection. The sculpture was donated to the Saginaw Art Museum by the Jury Foundation and will be permanently placed outdoors on a specially designed patio, in front of the museum.

27th July, 2017 | 0 Comments

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