You know summer has truly arrived when we see the tall ships anchor in Saginaw Bay. We roll out the welcome mat during Bay City’s Tall Ship Celebration not only for the ships but also for the thousands of residents and visitors who help us celebrate the arrival of the vessels. (Page 26)
It’s no wonder Bay City has been named “Port of the Year” four times – more than any other of the 11 port cities the ships visit.
The Great Lakes Bay region will also welcome some of the best women golfers in the world when Midland Country Club hosts the inaugural LPGA Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (Page 32). The tournament is unique in that it is the first team event that counts as official points for the golfers.
While we are all enjoying the warmth and sunshine that the season brings to the region, parents need to keep their children involved in activities that are also educational. The summer slide, in which children stop focusing on what they’ve learned in school, is very real. You’ll find some helpful suggestions on how to keep them focused on learning in fun ways. (Page 13)
Also, in this issue, we offer a glimpse into a restaurant that takes a fresh look at sushi by offering poke bowls. These are delicious bowls of deconstructed sushi rolls offered in both Saginaw and Bay City by Sushi Remix. (Page 40)
Readers will be mesmerized by the story of Michaela Davert, a popular blogger with a following of nearly 40,000 people. She talks about how she did not let a physical disability get in the way of her success. (Page 26)
I hope you enjoy reading about the wonderful summer opportunities we have in our Great Lakes Bay region. But don’t forget the sunscreen!
Have fun in the sun,
Marisa Horak Belotti