How Tre Became the MATH IN THE MAIL Turtle!

Tre the turtle never paid much attention to the mail. Then one day, his mom said “Tre, you have mail!” She handed him a white box with his name on the front of it. He opened the box and found a book and toy dinosaurs inside.  Tre was so excited to play with the dinosaurs! […]

2019 Michigan Great BUDDY WALK®

NATIONAL BUDDY WALK® Program PROMOTES INCLUSION FOR PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME in Celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month The 2019 MI great Buddy Walk® is one of over 250 Buddy Walk® events planned in cities across the country this fall in and around October in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The Buddy Walk® was […]

Librarian Secrets: Favorite Back to School Books

Librarian Secrets: Favorite Back to School Books Back to school time is full of emotions for students, parents, and teachers. Picture books are a great way to prepare kids for school expectations at home and break the ice on the first few days back in classrooms Here are a few favorite back to school stories […]

The Salvation Army 2019 Community Day and Back Pack Giveaway

LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN! What are we celebrating at the Saginaw Salvation Army? We are celebrating our community, our strength, our families, friends, and neighbors. We are celebrating how we care for and take care of each other in Saginaw. We are coming together to ensure our children have the supplies and confidence they need […]

Tips & Words of Wisdom for Parents of First Time Middle Schoolers

Middle School!!! These two words loom over my household as the first day of school quickly approaches.  I will be a mother of a middle schooler and what makes this so difficult for her father and I are all the unknowns.  I attended a K-8 grade school, which makes this new adventure even more of […]

Christmas in July Party at G’s Pizzeria: Benefiting The Salvation Army 

The Christmas spirit typically brings to mind white glistening snow, sparkling lights and joy in our hearts. However, the celebration of miracles, hope, family and community happens every day in our community, not just during the Christmas season. Need Knows No Season! That is why The Salvation Army is inviting the community to show their […]

Librarian Secrets: Avoiding the Summer Slide

Did you know that many students lose academic gains from the previous year during the summer? It’s called “the summer slide”. At Bay County Library System, we have several resources to help your child stay on track to succeed in the next school year. For more assistance with any of these items, please contact your […]


There is no reason to travel far this summer with all the amazing events occurring right here at home in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Mid-July is packed full with family-fun which includes the DOW GREAT LAKES BAY INVITATIONAL  occurring at the Midland Country Club from July 15 – 20. This event is FREE to […]

School at Home – The Bangor Township Virtual School (BTVS)

The Bangor Township Virtual School (BTVS) The Bangor Township Virtual School (BTVS) is a 100% free K-12 online school located in Bay City, Michigan. We are proud to serve Bay, Arenac, Saginaw, Midland, Tuscola and Gladwin counties providing the flexibility and freedom for students and families to choose their educational paths to success. We service […]

Bay City’s TALL SHIP CELEBRATION Brings Joy & Excitement to Families

Bay City has hosted a fleet of international tall ships since the inaugural event in 2001; bringing joy and excitement to all who visit. This year marks the 7th Tall Ship Celebration festival and is the only official host port in Michigan. Bay City’s TALL SHIP CELEBRATION Brings Joy & Excitement to Families The most […]