Issue 799

30th October, 2014 - 12th November, 2014

The election of Michigan’s Supreme Court is truly an oddity.  Every two years prospective candidates vie for a seat on Michigan’s court of last resort.  This year, two of the seven seats are up for vote, with one spot to serve for a full 8-year term and the second to fill the remaining two years of the term that was vacated in 2013, when then Justice Diane Hathaway was convicted of real estate fraud.

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World Premiers, Documentaries, Innovative Feature Films and a Special Concert Set for Saginaw�s Premier Cinematic Showcase November 6-9th

A widely varied array of first-run feature films, foreign films, documentaries, short films, U.S premiers, and a special musical concert entitled ‘Music & Mayhem’ all comprise the 8th Annual Riverside Saginaw Film Festival, which will be happening this year from Thursday through Sunday, November 6-9th and shown at six venues: The Court Theater, First Congregational Church, Hoyt Library, Pit & Balcony Theatre, and The Saginaw Club.

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Bachelor's Grove & Special Concert Featuring Dan Smith & the All-Star Band

Saginaw native, musician, and Berklee School of Music graduate Dan Smith recently composed the musical score for the 2014 thriller Bachelors Grove, which will be showcased at the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival on Saturday, November 8th at 7:00 PM at Pit & Balcony Theatre, with a special concert performance that will feature all-star band members Mike Brush, Laurie Middlebrook, Loren Kranz, John RIckert, Jeff Walikangas and Scott Vandell.

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Scottish Director/Writer Dominic Reynolds Makes U.S. Premier at Riverside Saginaw Film Festival

This film tells the tale of a reclusive writer who becomes trapped within his own novel, surrounded by characters from his best selling pulp books, who comes to realize there is more to life than fame and the pursuit of money.

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A Landmark Northern Destination Sportsman�s Pub Gears Up for Delivering Phenomenal BBQ & Custom Crafted Beer Throughout the Great Lakes Bay

When news first hit this summer that Saginaw realtor Scott Wilson and his son Nate Wilson were teaming up with businessmen Dave Bell & Brian Denman, owners of several fast-food franchises throughout the Tri-Cities, to open a new restaurant & custom-brew pub at 9620 Gratiot in Shields at the location that once housed the long-standing & successful Old Tyme Roadhouse, word spread and anticipation fanned out like a raging California wildfire when it was simultaneously announced the team enlisted the talented acumen of Dan Ballard to oversee and manage the daily operation of what is to become Sporty’s Wing Shack & Smokehouse – without doubt, one of the most sought-after and frequented destination points in Northern Michigan.

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Something to Consider the Next Time You Experience a Cold Meal or Slow Service

 “We are a popular restaurant for both locals and tourists alike. Having been in business for many years, we noticed that although the number of customers we serve on a daily basis is almost the same today as it was 10 years ago, the service just seems super slow even though we added more staff and cut back on the menu items.

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In each election cycle you are very apt to hear the term “voter apathy,” referring to the lack of interest that the voting public has in the election process.  It leads to low turnouts and – in many instances – disgust in the results by people who did not bother to vote.

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Republican Incumbent Bill Schuette currently serves as Michigan’s 53rd attorney general and graduated from Georgetown University and obtained his law degree from the University of San Francisco.

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Dan Kildee has served as Congressman from the 5th District, which spans much of the Saginaw Bay including the eastern portion of Saginaw county and Genesee county and was born and raised in Flint.

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Of Wolves & Regulation

Proposal 14-1: A Referendum of Public Act 520 of 2012, Establishing a Hunting Season for Wolves & Authorizing Annual Wolf Hunting Lessons Proposal 14-2: A Referendum of Public Act 21 of 2013, Granting the Natural Resources Commission the Power to Designate Wolves & Certain Other Animals as Game Without Legislative Action Public Act 520 would designate wolf as game for hunting purposes and authorize the first wolf hunting season and allow the Natural Resources Commission to schedule annual wolf hunting seasons and set up criminal penalties for the unlawful possession or taking of wolves, as well as require any person hunting wolves to obtain a wolf hunting license.

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The Saginaw Probate Court Judicial Race

One of the most contested races regionally in the 2014 campaign has been the bid for Saginaw County Probate Judge, which largely handles matters involving juveniles and minor children. The seat is being vacated by the retirement of the Honorable Faye M.

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New Music in Review

Michael Packer’s 2013 I Am the Blues – My Story has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award in the category American Roots – Best Americana Album. This is no big surprise to this constant listener.

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New Music in Review

Hearing Lafayette, Indiana David Corley’s debut album Available Lightto be released November 18th surprised my ears with this great indie-blues rock singer-songwriter who plays guitar, piano and bass on this album.

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