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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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Wine and Canvas featured at Michigan Wine and Beer Fest

BROOKLYN, Mich. (April 14, 2015) — The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson features special painting classes for all those future artists.

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Now accepting registrations for the 2015 Rose Festival Fire Truck Pull!

Sign up your team of 10 to pull a Fire Truck that weighs more than 50,000 pounds! Teams must pull the Fire Truck 100 yards. The Team that pulls the truck the fastest wins!

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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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Jackson Symphony Orchestra offers special ticket prices to area Veterans for The Sounds of War on May 2nd

Jackson Symphony Orchestra will mark the 100th Anniversary of the “War to end all Wars” with the world premiere of JSO composer-in-residence Dr. Bruce Brown’s fascinating Love, Death and War in the White House: A Portrait of Woodrow Wilson in Music and Drama on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Potter Center on the campus of Jackson College.

In honor of the patriotic and historically significant theme of the concert, the JSO is offering all Veterans of the Armed Services and their families a special ticket price 

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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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New Exhibits opening at Cell Block 7

New exhibits opening in April will feature the Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund, the 1952 Riot, Harold J. Tucker - A Corrections Officer at the State Prison of Southern Michigan, and more.

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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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