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Riverfront development may rise in Bay City

The proposed new development would be called Victor's Landing, on the Saginaw River.

Excerpt: Bay City’s riverfront could see a new residential housing development if the Ohio-based Woda Group Inc. is able to secure financial assistance from Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

For the whole story, go here.

Source: Mlive.com

Search underway for Michigan's best pizza

Mid-Michigan had some of the state's best beers, and we can probably say the same about pizza, so head over to Mlive and get voting.

Excerpt: You sent MLive's entertainment report John Gonzalez to sample coney dogs, barbecue and burgers.

You made him scream at haunted houses and eat more than seven breakfasts in one day. Recently, he tasted 327 craft brews during the search for Michigan's Best Brewery.

Now it's time to sink your teeth into an American classic — pizzas.

The whole contest can be found here.

Source: Mlive.com

4G service expanding in Mt. Pleasant

Cell phone service should be improved in Mt. Pleasant soon, as Sprint announced it and AT&T will add 4G coverage in the area.

Excerpt: Students using Sprint and AT&T cell phone services can look forward to 4G LTE coverage in Mount Pleasant soon.

Josh Simon, Central Michigan University manager of mobile device administration and support, said this is a step in the right direction for carriers.

The whole story is online here.

Source: CM Life

Midland students win state coding contest

It's pretty cool when local young talent can beat out professionals to win an award, which is what happened with some Midland students who won coding awards in a recent state contest that encouraged app developers to enter.

Excerpt: A group of Midland High School students won two awards for mobile apps designed for Michigan's state government.

The state's first-ever "Code Michigan" event — put on by Michigan's Department of Technology, Management and Budget — ran Oct. 4-6 and was hosted at the Madison Building in Detroit.

For the whole story, go here.

Source: Mlive

CMU student brings veterans documentary to Mt. Pleasant

The documentary "Travis: A Soldier's Story," about mid-Michigan soldier Travis Mills, was shown at CMU recently as part of Veterans Week, and the idea was thanks to a student.

Excerpt: What started off as a simple way to get a friend’s message across turned into a full Veterans Week project for Central Michigan University student Jessie Solgat.

Solgat, a student in CMU’s Physician Assistant program, heard there was a documentary made about an old high school friend.

For the whole article, click here.

Source: The Morning Sun

Bay City Hall reopen for business

A fire closed down Bay City's city hall three years ago, and now it's back open for business.

Excerpt: As the final stages of reconstruction take place in Bay City Hall, city officials aren't waiting for the work to finish to make some use of the historic building.

On Thursday, Oct. 10, city hall hosted a meeting for the first time in three years.

The whole story is online here.

Source: Mlive.com

Homes torn down in Saginaw blight demolitions

Blight funding is paying to tear down nearly a thousand abandoned Saginaw properties over the next year, which should open up space for either new development or green space within the city.

Excerpt: After a bullhorn blast from Saginaw Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Browning, four excavators simultaneously began taking swipes at four empty, dilapidated homes on Saginaw's East Side, marking the beginning of a transition for Saginaw's residential neighborhoods.
    
For more of the story, read on here.

Source: Mlive.com

Saginaw goalie signs with Red Wings

A familiar face to Saginaw hockey fans will be even more familiar soon. Saginaw Spirit goalie Jake Paterson got good news this week as the Detroit Red Wings signed him for the next three years.

Excerpt: Jake Paterson has officially secured his hockey future for the next few years after the Detroit Red Wings announced that the franchise has agreed to terms on a three-year entry level contract with the Saginaw Spirit goalie.

Paterson has his entire Ontario Hockey League career with the Saginaw Spirit, and the 19-year old has drawn rave reviews since taking over as the starting netminder in the 2011-12 season.

For the whole article, click here.

Source: Mlive.com

Midland band wins title of best unsigned band in state

A Midland band, Polychromic, earned recognition statewide this month, so hopefully you can expect to see a lot more of them in the future.

Excerpt: Polychromic won the title of "Michigan's Best Unsigned Band," through popular vote, during the ISMA's Third Annual Space Monkey Jam & Gorilla Warfare: The ISMA Circuit Finals, held Sept. 14.

Polychromic, formed in April 2013, is an original hard rock band hailing from Midland.

For the whole article, go here.

Source: Mlive.com

Mlive reporter tours mid-Michigan breweries

A reporter for statewide outlet Mlive is on an ongoing quest to find Michigan's best brewery, so of course he had several stops to make in the Great Lakes Bay region.

Excerpt: The vocabulary got a bit technical with terms like "smokey," "malt complexity" and "hoppy" flying around the table.

But at the end of the day on Saturday, Sept. 21, "beer" was really the only word that mattered as Mlive's John "Gonzo" Gonzalez and beer expert Amy Sherman continued the search for Michigan's Best Brewery with stops in Midland, Bay City and Frankenmuth.

The whole report is online here.

Source: Mlive.com

Michigan Recital Project started by Saginaw native

For fans of classical music, mid-Michigan is a good place to be, and even more so with the start of a new project from a Saginaw native.
 
Excerpt: Emily Marvosh might call Boston home these days, but the Valley Lutheran High School grad is well grounded in her hometown.
 
…in early October, Marvosh and a few friends return with the Michigan Recital Project, a vocal chamber group that explores music inspired by their home state.
 
More of the story is available here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

Tri-City Brewing Co. gets named favorite

As part of Mlive's Michigan's Best Brewery event, Tri-City Brewing has been named the best brewery in Bay County. The list of best breweries is expanding as each region is surveyed--check the story below for links to more.

Excerpt: It's official: The place to get craft beer in Bay County and surrounding areas is Tri-City Brewing Co.

More than 400 readers participated in a poll over the last week to pick their favorite brewery. Tri-City Brewing Co. received 280 votes.

For the whole story, go here.

Source: Mlive.com

The top 5 things to do this weekend in Saginaw

Summer's end doesn't mean the end of all the weekend fun; in fact, fall in Saginaw is pretty swinging, with beer, music and festivals slated throughout the month. Here's a rundown of what not to miss.

Excerpt: The celebration of harvest is also a celebration of beer and German traditional music at the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest, the only Oktoberfest sanctioned by Munich.

All that and more await those who are looking for a fun time this week in the Saginaw area. Here's a list of some of the top attractions.

The whole list can be found here.

Source: Mlive

Mt. Pleasant father and son build popcorn company

Entrepreneurial thinking apparently runs in the family for a mid-Michigan father and son who have created a new popcorn product now being sold in local movie theaters.

Excerpt: A father-son duo from Mount Pleasant is looking to shake up the movie-going experience with their new invention.

Mid-Michigan Community College student and entrepreneur Justin Kovtiz, 22, along with his father, Ray, created the Shake N’ Share, a domed lid for 70 oz. popcorn buckets sold at cinema concession stands.

The whole story is online here.

Source: CMLife.com

Hot air balloon festival decorates Midland

Hot air balloons just have a special magic, one that's leaving its mark on Midland this week.

Excerpt: On Thursday evening, hot air balloon baskets lined Main Street with pilots firing up their propane burners for the Main Street Glow. The event kicks off the 23th annual RE/MAX of Midland Balloon Festival.

The festival continues at the Midland County Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13–15.

For the whole article, click here.

Source: Mlive.com
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