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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

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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

The Amazing Legacy of a 4th Generation Cultural Treasure

The iconoclastic and undeniably unique presence that White’s Bar harbors throughout the Saginaw community and beyond is truly the stuff that legends are made. Comprised of qualities that include vision and tireless commitment mixed with profound amounts of passion and hard work, on Saturday, July 29th from 1 PM until 2 AM this ‘little family bar’ located at 2609 State St. will be staging their 80th Anniversary Celebration with an all-day outdoor festival featuring more than a dozen bands performing both inside and outside this classic Saginaw landmark.

13th July, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a self-styled aficionado of stringed instruments, I’ve asked a number of players and builders over the years a pretty standard question: “What makes a good guitar?” When I recently sat down with luthier Jason Mills, the founder of Highwood Guitars, he gave me perhaps the most interesting answer I have gotten to date: “Curiosity.”

13th July, 2017 | 0 Comments

Celebrating a Musical Legacy of Cross-Cultural Camaraderie

As one of the region’s pioneering summer concert festival series, Friday Night Live is also one of the pivotal events for the the organizing group known as Positive Results in Downtown Saginaw that patented the concept for packaging six consecutive weekends that merge commerce, culture and community together in a series of weekly Theme Concerts that are held in Morley Plaza on Washington Avenue (M-13) in Downtown Saginaw.

22nd June, 2017 | 0 Comments

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