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Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is Creating Leaders

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is Creating Leaders Girl Scouts is in the business of creating the leaders of tomorrow. Any girl from ages 5-18 can have a blast while learning about team building, public speaking, and other leadership skills. Young people are becoming more technologically savvy than ever, and Girl Scouts has embraced this […]

Bay Community Tennis Association: Tennis is a lifelong sport… Get out and play!

Our story Bay City was originally home to 50 courts open to the public. But as court maintenance costs increased and the number of tennis players decreased, many courts were not kept up and ultimately closed down. In 2012, a local high school student pushed to have better courts to play on. He began his […]

TRI-KIDS-TRY YOUTH TRIATHLON THROUGH THE EYES OF VETERAN VOLUNTEER

TRI-KIDS-TRY YOUTH TRIATHLON THROUGH THE EYES OF VETERAN VOLUNTEER By:  Gloria Heye The sun rises over the wooden playground of Plymouth Park, my whistle is pursed upon my lips, and then SPLASH! It has begun. As a volunteer, I always look forward to the summer Tri-Kids-Try youth triathlon at Plymouth Park. This year will be no […]

Running for Their Lives – Grit Your Grief 5k Run/Walk

Running for Their Lives – Grit Your Grief 5k Run/Walk by Camille Nitschky, The Grief Lady Do you remember running as a child? Just for the sake of running? Feeling the wind against your face or playing tag and chasing after someone with the fabric of their shirt just a hint away from your fingertips. […]

Beyond the Book: Why the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum holds Children’s Storytime & Art Activities.

Why the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum holds Children’s Storytime & Art Activities. Back in September of 2021, the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum (MFSM) was bestowed the National Endowment for the Arts grant called the NEA Big Read, in association with the Arts Midwest. As part of this grant, the museum had to choose […]

Bay Shore Summer Camp! A Life-changing Experience

Bay Shore Summer Camp! A Life-changing Experience We’ve turned the calendar to April, which means it’s just a couple of months until your kids will be out of school for the summer. They’ll be ecstatic, of course ─ for the first week or so. But don’t wait for the inevitable complaint of “nothing to do.” […]

Family Fun at the Historical Museum of Bay County

Family Fun at the Historical Museum of Bay County Looking for family fun that involves learning about local history? The Historical Museum of Bay County has plenty of options and activities to offer for all ages! Like many institutions, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to re-think how to reach and educate the public on […]

Maker Space March at the Saginaw Art Museum

Over the past two years of the pandemic we’ve learned what it means to be flexible and adapt. This proved itself out in our very own Great Lakes Bay Region and the around the world. The ability for business, organizations, and families to maneuver through the dynamics of doing things outside of norms is evidence […]

Breastfeeding Can Be Challenging… How Can Mom’s Coach/Partner Help?

Sometimes coaches/partners can feel a little helpless when it comes to breastfeeding since only mom can actually provide breastmilk for her infant. But the truth is, mom’s ability to successfully breastfeed is oftentimes directly related to the support she receives from her partner. Early Challenges Include… Exhaustion Discomfort/pain Hormone fluctuations Lack of confidence, enhanced vulnerability Breastfeeding […]

R1SE: Education & Recreation in Freeland & Midland

R1SE: Education & Recreation – After & Before School Program Life as a parent does not have to be this difficult. I get it. I’m the father of two beautiful little girls. I can relate to the pressures, time constraints, etc. By the way, what’s for dinner? Ideas anyone? Does that happen at 4:00 or […]

March is Reading Month: Delta College Public Media’s Family Reading & Writing Challenge

Delta College Public Media’s Family Reading & Writing Challenge Delta College Public Media and The Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) are here to help you make reading and writing fun. Reading Tips: Read together as a family. Discover a wide range of reading materials. Examples: Books, Magazines, Recipes, Signs, Newspapers, etc. Find a daily time to […]

Parenting Podcast for Dads: No Perfect Dad

No Perfect Dad – Being a dad is more than barking orders and grilling. “No Perfect Dad” shares conversations between dad’s that don’t always get it right, but who never stop trying. The Podcast No Perfect Dad is a podcast created and hosted by Midland’s own Neil Sierocki.  There are currently nine episodes of Neil […]

MCLAREN BAY REGION RECEIVES BREASTFEEDING GRANT: Community Input Needed

Your Input is Needed McLaren Bay Regional, in Bay City Michigan, is collaborating with partnering agencies and select area health care providers to improve breastfeeding promotion and support in our community. We are in need of community members to join our Hospital-Community Task Force as your input is essential to addressing the challenges of meeting […]

Grief Is A Gift – Children’s Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region

Grief Is A Gift by Camille Nitschky, The Grief Lady It’s that time of year again. Everyone bustling about with a multitude of things to do, trying to be cheery and festive and sometimes stressed out to the max as we roll into the busiest season celebrating with family and friends. So, what happens when […]

Santa’s Shopping Locally for STEM Holiday Gifts – 2021

Santa’s Shopping Locally for STEM Holiday Gifts – 2021 The Great Lakes Bay Region is a unique place to live and shop. This year let’s support both our children’s STEM interest and our local STEM-rich businesses by shopping locally. These businesses offer unique gifts, including membership, STEM kits, and gift cards. Gift a membership for […]