Issue 849

24th August, 2017 - 13th September, 2017

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.

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A Swan-Song to Summer Featuring Top-Notch Music, Family Activities & Cultural Reinvestment in the Region

The 13th Annual Sanford Lake Park Parkapaloopza Festival is our musical swansong to Summer and one of our region’s most celebrated gatherings, largely because it allows fans, friends, and families an opportunity to bask in the sun and soak up a bountiful array of activities and top-notch musical nourishment on a half-mile of lakefront with 1000 feet of soft sandy beach.

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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.

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You’ve got to love it when a plan comes together. As we sit in the Summer of 2017, even to a casual observer, this would seem to be exactly what is happening in Downtown Bay City.

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As one who was born and bred in Michigan, the number #1 reason I have always remained located in the great state of Michigan is because of the immaculate, breathtaking, and invaluable resource of the Great Lakes and its associated inland waterways. So it was with great distress that as the 4th of July holiday rolled around this summer the news hit that several Michigan beaches, including the Caseville State Park and even more significantly, the Traverse City State Park Beach along the Miracle Mile were being closed due to high levels of e-coli bacteria. And it is with even greater disdain that I find myself sitting here writing and assembling this piece about the short-sightedness and negligence that has propagated this calamity in the first place.

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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.

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Field Neurosciences Institute Presents Ronnie Milsap To Benefit Cutting Edge Research

Since its inception over 27 years ago, the Field Neurosciences Institute (FNI) has embraced the goal of helping others by providing the highest quality programs of clinical care, education, and research for those struggling with a disorder of the brain or spinal cord. Although many people throughout our region are somewhat familiar with FNI programs, few people are familiar with the complete picture of the many special programs that are offered to help neurological patients and their families.

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