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Discover America: Jackson, Michigan: Discover Rich History and Hospitality

By Shannon Doe Ewing (reposted from Discover America)

There are many interesting communities surrounding Detroit; one in particular that I was rather curious about was Jackson. It’s only about an hour’s drive from the big city. I was excited to get some fresh air and check out some local history.

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The Jackson County Rose Festival announces a new partnership with Fox 47/Bounce TV

Fox 47/Bounce TV Mid-Michigan has ageed to be a RoseQueen Candidate Sponsor with the Jackson County Rose Festival, and to partner with the festibal to help promote their outstanding events beginning with the Rose Run, Parade and Picnic in the Park on June 7, 2015. Kevin Brown, Account Manager at Fox 47/Bounce TV contacted me after about his interest in making sure that the activities of Jackson County are on the communities’ radar. Said Lynda Waldron, Executive Director, Jackson County RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant

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Auburn vs Pennsylvania: Choosing the best system for the Southern Michigan Prison System

When Michigan started setting up their first state prison there were two penal systems to choose from, the Pennsylvania system or the Auburn system.

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Discover America: Jackson, Michigan: Now in 6 new languages

 Discover America: Jackson, Michigan: Discover Rich History and Hospitality

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Chamber Golf Outing Partnership

Experience Jackson is proud to be sponsoring the luncheon the Jackson Chamber’s Golf Outing on May 18th and would like to buy golfers a drink!http://www.experiencejackson.com/home-page/jackson-certified

On May 18th, any Jackson Certified registered golfer wearing their Jackson Certified pin to the Jackson Chamber Golf Outing will receive an additional drink ticket complements of Experience Jackson at the registration table. This Jackson Certified drink ticket will be redeemable for a domestic beer, Gatorade, soda or bottled water just like the standard drink tickets in your goodie bag. Additionally, the Jackson Certified ticket maybe combined with a standard drink ticket for a mixed drink and yes you’ll still need 2 tickets for mixed drinks. Experience Jackson is conducting this promotion to raise awareness about the 2015 Chamber Challenge and the Jackson Certified program.

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Dahlem Prepared for 16-Acre Prairie Burn in April

Aggressive invasive species targeted:  spotted knapweed

Thursday, April 2, 2015 – Jackson, MI   Scheduling prescribed burns requires careful monitoring of the weather forecast.  Late afternoon decisions for the next day are based on winds and weather in our area in the short-term forecast.  Dahlem’s next prescribed burn is scheduled for one day in the next week to 10 days.  The highly aggressive invasive plant species spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe) is the target this year.

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Rose Parade & Picnic in the Park 2015

We invite the community to come out -Relax, Have Fun, and Enjoy~

The 57th Annual Jackson County Rose Parade and the Picnic in the Park will take place on Sunday, June 7th.   The parade starts at 1:00 PM and PITP starts immediately following the parade at Ella Sharp Park.

This year’s Parade will be held in honor of Barbara (Belford) Fletcher of Largo, FL who passed away in December 2014.  Barbara was responsible for starting the Jackson County Rose Parade 57 years ago.

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Keloorah – a place to celebrate race weekend at MIS

BROOKLYN, Mich. (March 17, 2015) – Michigan International Speedway is taking the post-race concert experience to a whole new level with “Keloorah.

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50 Shades of Corsets: A Brief History of Corset Manufacturing in Jackson

By Melanie Hilliard | Twitter & Instagram: @emjay49201

With Fifty Shades of Gray all the rage, it’s hard to imagine that a little over 100 years ago, corsets were the undergarments of fine upstanding women across the country. That’s right, the average middle and upper class woman from the Victorian era into the post WWI time period was sporting some type of tight-laced undergarment. And many women of the day were wearing ones made right here in Jackson, Michigan

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Calling all runners! Inaugural Speedway Stomp 5K set for Friday, May 8

BROOKLYN, Mich. (March 5, 2015) – Michigan International Speedway will host the inaugural
SPEEDWAY STOMP™ 5K on Friday, May 8, the day before this year’s Michigan Wine and Beer Fest
presented by Experience Jackson.
The 3.1-mile run around portions of the MIS oval and through parts of its historic grounds will serve
as a lead-in event the evening before the May 9 wine and beer fest.

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