Issue 664

17th July, 2008 - 30th July, 2008

As Saginaw's economic struggles continue, one fact from the summer of 2008 tells the story in the simplest sort of manner. Things are so bleak, at least right now, that Habitat for Humanity is not conducting its Blitz Build this year after erecting more than 130 new Saginaw County homes since 1987, most of them since the middle 1990s.

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In his commentary on his poem "As for Poets," Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Snyder wrote about a renewable energy that comes from within: "The delight of being alive while knowing of impermanence and death, the acceptance and mastery of this.

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As the bedrock of American music the Blues forms the foundation from which the multi-layered facets of American music have flourished. But on Saturday, July 26th, one could say that the Blues will serve as a financial foundation for helping to build a $15.

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Alan LaFave knows a thing or two about throwing a great party.           Turning back the clocks to when people went to see original music, Rock The Waterfront is a new format for downtown Bay City's Wenonah Park with an old proposition.

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When The Silence Breaks you are left with new beginnings. The debut CD from Sprout was just released in June, relieving fans that have waited a few years for fresh studio material since the band morphed out of Sprout and the Orange.

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Mike Thomas has served 18 years as Saginaw County's prosecutor, and he hasn't faced an election challenge since 1996; but this year Thomas is retooling his yard signs because long-time defense attorney Tom Frank is eyeballing the seat.

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