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Find out what's happening in Jackson, for dates and times try our Community Calendar!

Interurban Car Moving into the Lost Railway Museum

    Volunteers have been busy cleaning and stabilizing our 1905 Chicago streetcar since its arrival from Wisconsin last summer.  Once installed in our museum, this car will be transformed into a replica of a sister car which operated in interurban service between the city of Jackson and a casino located at Wolf Lake!

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Top 5 Best Places to Train Around Jackson

Beth James is currently training for the Spartan Race this September, read about her top five places to train! 

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The Flight Line

This issue from the Jackson County Airport includes project updates, annual recognition awards, 2017 event information, and more!

Jackson County Airport – Reynolds Field Newsletter

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Childrenz Challenge by the Numbers

Childrenz Challenge is a fun fitness run for kids age 4-13. Similar to mud runs, Childrenz Challenge is a mud-filled obstacle course designed specifically for kids (adults can’t have all the fun).

In 2016, more than 2,200 kids climbed, crawled, and ran their way through the course to reach the finish line! The kids came from over 300 cities and 30 counties.

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How to Kill 3 Hours in Downtown Jackson – For Wedding Parties and Guests

I’ve been there, so I can relate. You’ve just prepared for and sat through a wedding ceremony and now you have several hours to kill.  Well fear not, downtown Jackson is the perfect venue to save you from an afternoon of boredom!

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MIS: Planning Your Trip

Experience the thrill of racing at NACARS fastest track: Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Michigan. With 18 degree banking and 73 foot turns, this track offers guests the opportunity to see racing at its best. Trust me, regardless on if you come for a day or spend the entire weekend, there is so much to do you and your family will never be bored.

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Fairy Festival Tips from the Head Fairy

This is Jackson School of the Arts 10th Annual Fairy Festival and as Head Fairy, I have some important facts and tips you'll want to know to have the best time ever.  

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Fairy Festival 2017

Why should you attend Jackson School of the Arts Fairy Festival 2017 you ask?  Does your child dream of meeting a mermaid? Taking a carriage ride? Watching fairies dance? Then this event is a must! But that’s not all, you will also be able to enjoy: arts and crafts, magical creatures and a once in a lifetime experience for you and your child.

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Dramatic Escape Years in the Making Led to 30 Hours of Freedom

Dale Otto Remling concocted one of the most well-known prison escapes in Michigan’s history - all from his Michigan State Penitentiary cell. With the help of a few outside accomplices, he hopped aboard a stolen helicopter and flew to freedom in 1975.

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Registration for the 5th annual Pedal and Whine Bike Tour is now open!

When?  Saturday August 5th, 2017.  Day of ride registration is anytime between 8 – 11 a.m.

Where?  Sandhill Crane Vineyards  located just off I-94 between Grass Lake and Jackson Michigan at 4724 Walz Road.

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