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Jeff Daniels returns to Bay City's State Theater

Actor and musician Jeff Daniels will be playing in Bay City in January, and it looks like it'll be a sold-out show. He'll also be in Mt. Pleasant if you miss out on this date.
 
Excerpt: Bacigalupo said Daniels' shows in 2006 and 2009 were sold out and he expects the upcoming show to also sell out.
 
"This will be one of the hottest tickets at the State Theatre in 2014," said Bacigalupo. "I will be selling 552 seats. In fact, people have already seen it on our website and have already purchased tickets."
 
The entire rundown is available here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

Hemlock students using Chromebooks

Oh, how the times are changing. When most of us were in middle school, the idea of having a laptop computer was simply a flight of fancy. But now? Well, it's pretty commonplace, like at Hemlock Middle School. 
 
Excerpt: Brianna Wichman looked at her house from 450 miles in space and clicked a few buttons to zoom in on it. She then had to figure out how to copy the image and insert it, along with a map, into a presentation; such is the life of a sixth-grader at Hemlock Middle School.
 
Students in Bohn’s sixth grade class use Chromebooks as a normal part of their day.
 
“I like the Chromebooks, they’re cool,” Wichman said. “They’re fun to use. It’s a lot more fun than using paper and pencil.”
 
For the remainder of the story, read on
 
Source: Midland Daily News

Saginaw County's Nexteer Automotive announces new products, finalist for Automotive News PACE awards

Nexteer Automotive just keeps finding new ways to improve, expand and offer more specialized products. And, guess what? They're at it again. 
 
Excerpt: Saginaw County’s Nexteer Automotive has announced two new products, Magnasteer with Torque Overlay and Smart Flow, and together they are a finalist for the 2014 Automotive News PACE awards.
 
Magnasteer with Torque Overlay and Smart Flow are designed to bring driver-assist functionality and power consumption benefits to vehicles beyond the traditional operating range of electric power steering, company officials said in a news release.
 
More information is available here
 
Source: Mlive.com

Goodrich Quality Theaters to open 10-screen complex in Saginaw County

Love movies? Yeah, so do we. And if you're in Kochville Township, you're going to have a brand-spanking-new theater to enjoy your movies in. 
 
Excerpt: Ready to take in the new Hobbit movie or the latest in the Hunger Games series on the big screen?
 
Movie goers in Saginaw County soon will have a brand new theater to see their favorite films when Grand Rapids-based Goodrich Quality Theaters Inc. opens its new Quality 10 GDX in Kochville Township.
 
For the rest of the article, follow this link
 
Source: Mlive.com

One Page at a Time: Local comic shop owner proud to celebrate country’s graphic heritage

There's just something special about holding a comic book in your hands. Awesome art and great stories are just the start. 
 
Excerpt: As he steps into Hall of Heroes, Maxwell Hogue is here for one thing: To play.
 
The Port Sanilac sophomore first discovered Mount Pleasant’s comic and gaming shop in September and has frequented it as a customer and competitor ever since.
 
“It’s a place that’s open and lets you come and play,” Hogue said. “You can play whenever you want. Everyone is very friendly.”
 
For more of the story, read on
 
Source: Central Michigan Life

WhichCraft taproom pours Michigan beers in Midland

Craft beers are more than a passing interest for some people--they are a whole lifestyle. WhichCraft in Midland is definitely offering up a place that feels like home if that sounds like you.
 
Excerpt: Step into WhichCraft Taproom, and you’ll soon realize owners Sharon and Richard Caldwell are pouring more than Michigan craft beers into their dream operation.
 
From the rustic seating and strategically placed doors to the industrial piping overhead, it carries the earmark of people who cared enough to pour their heart into the operation.
 
For the whole story, go here
 
Source: Mlive.com

Virtual career fairs at Tim Horton's reach jobseekers

A doughnut, some coffee and job hunting online might be the informal routine for a lot of people in Michigan looking for a job, but it's going to be a little more official this week as the MEDC, Michigan Works! and Tim Hortons team up for a career fair.
 
Excerpt: The Michigan Economic Development Corp., Michigan Works! and Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop, have teamed up to host a virtual career fair Wednesday, Nov. 13.
 
The MiVirtualCareerFair event is to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. online and at participating Tim Hortons locations, among them is Saginaw Township's Tim Hortons, located at 4870 State.
 
The whole story can be found online here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

What Bay City residents think of the new wave of development

Developments just keep coming in Bay City, but not everyone thinks they'll help move the city forward.
 
Excerpt: Readers of The Bay City Times and MLive.com are divided on whether the surge of development happening in Bay County will lead to job creation.
 
Mill End Lofts along Water Street in downtown Bay City is under construction; the Uptown Bay City development recently announced Ann Arbor-based Real Seafood Co. has joined its tenant mix; Monitor Township may be getting a new $4 million Hampton Inn & Suites; and an $8.6 million residential development has been proposed for Bay City’s West Side.
 
For the whole article, click here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

CMU plans to open Detroit campus

The latest step in the revitalization of Detroit might be coming from a mid-Michigan school: CMU is going to open a campus right downtown.
 
Excerpt: Central Michigan University plans to open a Global Campus center at 777 Woodward Avenue by spring 2014, according to a report from the Mount Pleasant college's student newspaper CM Life.
 
The university earlier this year approved spending $143,000 a year for 4,000 square feet of space in the One Kennedy Square building on Campus Martius Park.
 
The rest of the story is online here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

Midland tops list of best real estate cities

Midland has the best livability and real estate value of the top cities in Michigan, according to Movoto.

Excerpt: Midland is the best city in Michigan to call home, according to a blog written by a national real estate company called Movoto.

The 50 most populous cities and townships in Michigan were considered. Bay City ranked 23rd, Saginaw Township ranked 28th and Saginaw came in at 46th out of 50.

For the whole story, click here.

Source: Mlive.com

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
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