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Interurban Car #29 Kick-off Fundraiser Banquet Dubbed a Great Success
Grass Lake, Mich. - March 6, 2014 - Restoration of the Interurban Car #29 is off to a great start after the success of the sold out kickoff fundraiser dinner on Saturday, February 22. Grass Lake Historical Society, who acquired the old electric railway car back in November, raised $5,650 from the over 100 people that were in attendance. This will be added to the additional $4,000 grant made to the project just prior to the New Year by The Copper Nail Community Resale Shop, which supports Grass Lake area nonprofit organizations.
Area Arts Alliance Creates Meaningful Logo to Jackson
Jackson, Mich. – Some time ago The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County (ACAJC) was asked why the City of Jackson didn't take advantage of its ownership of the Louise Nevelson sculpture Summer Night Tree as the visual for the City in the way Grand Rapids brands its city using the sculpture by Alexander Calder. The Arts Alliance recognized the opportunity to create a logo for its organization using Summer Night Tree. The previous logo had no image, only text, and The Arts Alliance wanted to incorporate a visual. Jacksonopolis was commissioned to create a new logo for the Arts Organization.
The Rose Festival is requesting nominations for the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Rose Parade.
The 2014 Jackson County Rose Parade and Picnic in the Park will be on Sunday, June 1, 2014. This year’s theme is Wish Upon a Star.
The parade will begin downtown at the corner of South Jackson Street and Greenwood Avenue and end at the Middle School of Parkside. In addition to our many bands, floats, horses and cars, the parade will also feature the 2013 Jackson County Teen, Ellen Wilson, and the 2013 Rose Queen, Emily Sioma, as well as the 2014 Rose Queen Candidates. “The Rose Parade is a celebration for local organizations to honor and reward individuals and groups in the Jackson community for over 55 years. It is really amazing how this community really comes together to support this parade and show some community pride,” remarks Angela Machnik, Rose Parade and Picnic in the Park committee.
Jackson Symphony Orchestra names Steven Trosin Interim Community Relations Director
As the Jackson Symphony Orchestra initiates a process to determine its future staffing needs, it is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Trosin as Interim Community Relations Director beginning immediately through the end of June. Steve is a long-time resident of Jackson with a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University and Master’s Degrees from Central Michigan University and The University of Michigan. Steve brings his lifelong love of music along with a wealth of business and educational experience to this position where he will be working on development, marketing and introducing music programs and events that are new to the JSO.
Now Open through May 10th: Pride & Patriotism Exhibit at Ella Sharp Museum
For centuries, the pride of military service has motivated servicemen and women to record and honor that time with a portrait or memorial. At first the portraits were limited to officers who had the means to purchase an oil painting. With the advent of the photograph in the 20th century, all ranks of the uniformed military could afford an image. By World War II most of those serving left a legacy image of some kind.
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DNR honors 'the Big 400' with a Partners in Conservation Award
Dec. 17, 2013 - The Department of Natural Resources honored the Big 400 – a consortium of economic development and government agencies from a four-county area of southern Michigan – with a Partners in Conservation Award at last Thursday’s meeting of the Natural Resources Commission in Lansing.
Home for the Holidays
We all love our families, but we don't necessarily love being around them twenty four hours a day. This holiday season, enjoy the holidays by having your family stay in a great Jackson area hotel. We have plenty of great options available all with comfortable beds and hot showers.
16 Days of Jackson – Day One
Posted on December 2, 2013
16 Days of Jackson
From day one, my experiences in Jackson, Michigan have been full of small world confirmation connections; wonderful natural nourishment in the form of outdoor experiences, music, art and Jackson culture; true stories of innovative service unique to the Cool City in South Central Michigan; and everyday people who have survived, thrived and creatively derived aspects of the best community in the world.
Hamlet, Cymbeline & More Set for Michigan Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Season
The Michigan Shakespeare Festival officially announced their 2014 Season on Saturday night at the Scenes & Sonnets From Shakespeare event, starring Janet Haley and David Turrentine, and sponsored by JTV's Karen and Bart Hawley. The lineup for the 20th Anniversary Season will be Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and Shakespeare's romantic adventure Cymbeline.