Issue 704

27th May, 2010 - 09th June, 2010

Rearranging the Elements for Taste, Abundance, & Quality

“Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a tangible link with some memory of the table”. - Charles Pierre Monselet, French author (1825-1888)   “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” - Virginia Woolf, ‘A Room of One’s Own’   They stand clustered together on Main Street in the heart of downtown Midland like an oasis of form, style, and triumph and a toast to abundance, progress, and transcendence.

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Two years ago Saginaw was buzzing with activity and busy cleaning up splattered ketchup all over town while the full-length feature film Street Boss was being filmed at 30 various locations, ranging from taverns, restaurants, courtrooms, and homes, throughout our fair city.

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In a typical K-12 school budget, 80 to 85 percent of costs are for personnel. This includes not only salaries, but also fringe benefits and pensions. And this includes not only teachers and administrators, but also support staff such as cafeteria workers and bus drivers and janitors.

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From the 3-Chord Wonder ‘96 Tears’ to Serving Up Creative and Accomplished Jazz At It’s Finest - The Long & Winding Road of Bobby Balderrama

Many times the most precious commodities that do more than merely exist within our community, but actually fortify the strengths that make it so exceptional, are similar to gold – common enough to be taken for granted, yet without it, our yardstick for determining value becomes meaningless.

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The Tri-City Art Battle

On May 15th 2010 The Saginaw Art Museum hosted the “Tri-City Art Battle”, a unique contest along with a silent auction with even more distinct artists and artwork from the Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland areas.

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In 2010 the music industry has been motivating in every direction in an attempt to capitalize the ears of anyone that still searches out distinct music and video. Once again, Sights and Sounds has found itself going under the radar for some hard to find gems, along with brilliant new work from some familiar faces you won’t hear on many mid-Michigan radio stations (think Sirius XM and big cities!) that have spilled out.

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If there is any need for further proof that the United States Supreme Court is out of touch with the realities plaguing this nation, one need look no further than the crisis facing the State of Michigan with the onslaught of Asian Carp.

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I have to come clean on something.  I spent the better part of two decades working in the chemical industry, most of that with the BP/Castrol group.  This isn’t so much a confession before as it is a qualification.

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