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Cabela's announces mid-Michigan parks program

Parks in the Great Lakes Bay region are getting some help from employees of Cabela's, who will help create a partnership between the outdoors store and, well, the outdoors in mid-Michigan.

Excerpt: Saginaw County’s Cabela’s Outpost will work in parks in Saginaw, Bay and Midland counties as part of the company’s Campfire Project.

Employees of Saginaw County’s Cabela’s Outpost, at 5202 Bay, which opened in February, will volunteer in the parks on local programs, do minor construction and rehabilitation projects, blaze trails and provide resources for various activities, the company announced.

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Source: Mlive.com

Midland-based AIM wins awards, continues leadership at SLA Annual Conference

It's always nice to have your accomplishments noticed by your peers, and that's exactly what happened with Midland-based Allis Information Management recently.

Excerpt: Allis Information Management (AIM), a Midland, MI-based competitive intelligence firm, underscored its strong relationship with the Special Libraries Association (SLA) at the 2013 SLA Annual Conference, held June 9-11 in San Diego. Not only was AIM once again an integral part of a unique panel discussion for competitive intelligence (CI) practitioners, AIM employees won two awards for their work and support of the conference and SLA as an organization.

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Source: PR Web

Saginaw County's new movie theater to open in December

If you're anything like us, then you really enjoy hitting the movies with some friend and family and seeing the newest flicks on the big screen. Come this winter, you'll have more choices on where to enjoy that experience if you're in the Saginaw area.

Excerpt: Construction of a 10-screen movie theater in Saginaw County is underway and on track to open just after Thanksgiving.

A ground-breaking ceremony took place Friday, May 17, and construction is coming along, said Goodrich Quality Theaters Inc. Chief Operating Officer Martin Betz.

"We're right on schedule," Betz said Thursday, June 20. "We’re still going to be open for the upcoming holidays."

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Source: Mlive.com

Affiliation complete for U-M Health System, MidMichigan Health

Healthcare is important to everyone, which is why it's always good news to hear that hospitals are taking the time to sign affiliation agreements, like U-M Health and MidMichigan Health just did.

Excerpt: MidMichigan Health and the University of Michigan Health System finalized an agreement to affiliate on Friday.

The partnership is intended to expand access, quality and the level of care provided for patients who live in the 14-county region served by MidMichigan Health. It will ensure that patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time, the partners stated. The agreement follows an announcement of the intended affiliation made late last summer.

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Source: Midland Daily News

Professional cyclists ride through Mount Pleasant for Le Tour

It's not everyday that a city like Mt. Pleasant gets a visit from professional athletes, but that was the case when the Le Tour de Mount Pleasant raced through town.

Excerpt: The fifth annual Le Tour de Mont Pleasant brought out pro cyclists and family members from all over the United States to race through Mount Pleasant last weekend.

A 107-mile road race on Saturday gave pro riders a chance to prove themselves in the longest of the three professional cyclist races.

“It was a long race,” Kirk Albers said. “Second place and I, we’re both cramping really bad. It was quite difficult the last 200 yards.”

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Source: Central Michigan Life

Orioles pick up CMU pitcher

Central Michigan University's Dylan Rheault has a new level of play to explore if the Baltimore Orioles have anything to say about it -- the pitcher was drafted in the 19th round this year.

Excerpt: Dylan Rheault showed flashes of potential during his sophomore season with Central Michigan and that resulted in the Baltimore Orioles pulling the trigger on the 6-foot-9 pitcher in the 19th round of the MLB Draft.

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Source: Mlive.com

Tall ships coming to Bay City

The riverfront is a major part of what makes Bay City Bay City, and that's celebrated each year with the Tall Ship Celebration. Here's an interview on the event's past, present and future.

Excerpt: The Bay City Tall Ship Celebration is due to dock in Bay City from July 11-14.

Event coordinator Shirley Roberts has helped organize the event since it launched here in 1999.

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Source: Mlive.com

CMU's Saginaw medical campus design planned

It's always slow work getting a new building underway, but the steps are being taken one by one with CMU's new Saginaw medical school campus. Here’s the latest on that front.

Excerpt: Central Michigan University trustees have approved an additional $350,000 for planning and design for the Saginaw campus of its new medical school.

The board that governs the Mount Pleasant-based university also has authorized President George E. Ross to move forward with the start of construction.

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Source: Detroit Free Press

Area tourism study begins

If you get a letter from the Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB asking for your input on the local tourism industry, take the time to fill it out--it could mean a lot of important things for the region's future.

Excerpt: Some residents of Saginaw, Bay and Midland counties soon will be receiving letters from the Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau asking them to participate in an online survey to assess what they want — and what they don’t want — for the region’s tourism industry.

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Source: Mlive.com

Saginaw's famous children pay tribute to their moms

For Mother's Day, Mlive rounded up thoughts on what it means to have a supportive mom, from those who have followed their dreams from Saginaw.

Excerpt: They are Saginaw-born artists whose talents have taken them around the country and globe.

But on Mother's Day, their hearts turn back to the mothers who stood offstage.

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Source: Mlive.com

Mid-Michigan B&Bs redefining themselves as escape from technology

Even though mid-Michigan is known for its tech industry and connectedness, it also has some traditional bed-and-breakfasts who say the culture of connectivity actually helps them, as people plan retreats from the e-world.

Excerpt: “Many of our guests don’t bring a computer or have a cell phone,” said Ron Lutz, who co-owns Country Chalet and Edelweiss Haus Bed and Breakfast with his wife, Carolyn. “I think the most dramatic piece of our business is that ... we love to share stories.”

Lutz said there will always be people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, and these are the people who choose bed and breakfasts.

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Source: The Morning Sun

Midland County couple seen on House Hunters

A couple's return to mid-Michigan caught the attention of HGTV, which profiles homebuyers in their House Hunters series.

Excerpt: Mike and Danielle Weinert of Sanford Lake have a story that HGTV producers liked enough to feature them on the popular series "House Hunters" to broadcast at 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.

The Weinerts came full circle. Both originally from Commerce Township, they relocated to Florida, and after 12 years, came back to Michigan.

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Source: Mlive.com

Bay City foundry builds cyclotron for MSU

Bay Cast builds a lot of cool things, but a cyclotron for Michigan State scientists to study particle physics might be among the coolest.

Excerpt: Scott L. Holman's sons – Scott, Max and Jason – are carrying on a tradition and helping Michigan State University along the way.

The family patriarch soldered a relationship with Michigan State University and now-deceased Henry Blosser, the founding director of MSU's cyclotron facility.

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Source: Mlive.com

Mount Pleasant businesses flourish in summer despite population decrease

In a college town such as Mt. Pleasant, it's easy to think that businesses flourish when the students are in school and suffer while they're gone, but some businesses just refuse to allow that to be the case.

Excerpt: With more than 20,000 students departing from Mount Pleasant at the end of the semester, most would assume summer vacation has a negative effect on downtown businesses.

However, Farmington Hills sophomore Lydia Miller disagrees, considering how much business Max and Emily’s receives at 125 E. Broadway St.

"We have had concert series before; the whole town comes," Miller, a Max and Emily’s employee, said. "At the Art Fairs, we grill outside and try to be out there as much as we can."

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Source: Central Michigan Life

Cal Ripken Jr. design firm completes feasibility study on Saginaw sports complex

If you follow baseball at all, then you've probably heard of Cal Ripken, Jr. And if you haven't? Well, it doesn't matter. All that matters is Ripken's group is looking at the possibility of promoting youth sports in mid-Michigan.

Excerpt: Baseball great Cal Ripken Jr.'s Ripken Design has wrapped up a feasibility study exploring the possibility of building a youth sports complex in Saginaw, according to study sponsor Delores McKinney.

McKinney, whose Eminence Group LLC covered the cost of the study, said she expects the results to be released to the public in about two weeks.

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Source: Saginaw News
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