A Decade Together

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Great Lakes Bay (Regional Lifestyle Magazine), we take a look back at what you, our readers, shared with us about our covers, feature stories, and more

You’ve been with us for 10 years. You’ve taken us on vacation with you, invited us to your events, and voted for your favorite local spots during the annual Greatest of the Great Lakes Bay reader poll.

Most-loved covers

Holiday Cheer Cover

Holiday cheer you did!

Pictured is the Saginaw Waterworks building, which aligned with the “Lights, Music, Action!” feature in the December 2013 issue

Dog Lovers Cover

Dog-lovers liked!

The puppy photo on the November 2011 issue cover relates to “From Woe to Wagging,” a feature story on animal rescue and adoption in the region.


You dig beets!

The September 2010 cover references “Eat Local,” a feature about Great Lakes Bay Region locavores.

Covers that got you talking


You told us what you thought about ink!

The October 2013 cover photo pertains to the “Inking and Rethinking” feature story.

Burger cover

You had an appetite for burger bliss!

The June 2010 cover represented the feature, “Why We Love the B’s of Summer!”

Pet Cover

Cat- and dog-lovers duked it out for top pet!

The July 2009 cover photo is related to the “Pick a Great Family Pet” feature.


Most-loved articles

Tasty Article

More “Tasty Little Secrets,” please

What wasn’t to love, really, about the September 2009 feature on delicious food finds?

Churches Article

You marveled at “Heavenly Heights”

Our region’s century-old churches had you enjoying architectural miracles in March 2014.

Wurst Article

You liked our “wurst”

You raved about our tasty story, “The Best of the Wurst,” in the June 2008 issue.


Articles that got you talking


“What’s Your Bar Type?”

We had an outpouring of comments on the July/August 2011 feature on which watering holes were your favorites.

Sexy Singles article

“Sexy Singles” piqued your interest

Who needed eHarmony when our “singles” feature debuted in June 2012?

Tony Article

“Will the Real Tony Please Stand Up?”

Readers shared what they thought of the Tony’s who-is-who and which-is-which of the July 2008 feature.


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Sweetening the Deal

Michigan Sugar President and CEO Mark Flegenheimer ordered the purc…
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Mind and Body Health

Get to know Scott Staszak, Owner of Game Changer Therapy Services
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How Businesses are Giving Back

Great Lakes Bay Magazine checked in with local business owners on w…
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MI Healthy Climate Plan Aims to Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence

Success of the plan hinges on eliminating Michigan’s dependence on …
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Restaurants Pivot to Survive Pandemic’s Economic Effects

2,000 restaurants are estimated to have permanently closed, accordi…




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