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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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Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood Saddle Up For Faster Horses Festival's Third Year

Passes For The Three-Day Camping And Music Festival Go On Sale Feb. 2

NASHVILLE, TN (Jan. 22, 2015) – Faster Horses Festival will return for the third year on July 17, 18, 19 following two immensely successful years, last year hosting over 25,000 fans for the three day country music and camping festival taking place in the Irish Hills of Brooklyn, MI. Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will lead the hard hitting lineup along with top acts Frankie Ballard, Kristian Bush, Mark Chesnutt, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lee Brice, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, RaeLynn, The Cadillac Three, Thomas Rhett and Dwight Yoakam with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks. Three day passes go on sale Mon., Feb. 2 at 10am ET. Additional camping options will also be available to festival-goers this year, including a new RV camping site (Big Rig Alley) and the option to rent pre-set tents, allowing fans to tailor their experience. For more information, visit fasterhorsesfestival.com

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Michigan's Free Fishing Weekends: An annual tradition

Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE! The 2015 Free Fishing Weekends are scheduled for this winter: February 14 & 15 and this summer: June 13 & 14.

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Ella Sharp Museum Becomes More Accessible To All

January 21, 2015 (Jackson, MI) – As of January 1, 2015 the Ella Sharp Museum is pleased to offer admission to our galleries at no cost.  Visitors can choose to pay by donation, which means that any amount will  be appreciated and they will be given a ticket to view our galleries (note: excludes major exhibitions).

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2015 Art, Beer & Wine Festival Call For Artists, Wineries and Breweries

The Ella Sharp Museum presents the 11th annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival on June 6, 2015 from noon until 6:00 pm! The museum plans to host over 30 local wineries and breweries, 40+ artists, and nearly 2,500 guests! Festival goers will enjoy live music and artist booths nestled on the grounds of the Ella Sharp Museum and within the courtyard of the museum's historic Hillside Farm Lane.

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Miss Jackson County RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant Applications due April 1, 2015

The Jackson County RoseQueen pageant is considered one of the largest pageants in the nation, providing candidates with thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes each year. “Currently in its 56th year, the pageant is a wonderful opportunity for the young women of Jackson County to not only win educational scholarships, but the experience gained from interacting with our community and its members will provide them with skills that will last a life time. 

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New Miss Jackson Crossroads and Outstanding Teen Selected

JACKSON, MI, JANUARY 12, 2015 – On Saturday evening, January 10, Emily Sioma, a 21 year-old from Grass Lake, was chosen as the new Miss Jackson Crossroads 2015 and Alaina Cook, a freshman at Lumen Christi High School was chosen as the new Miss Jackson Crossroads Outstanding Teen 2015. Held at Jackson College, the competitions featured 17 contestants from Jackson County.

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Miss Jackson County Teen USA Pageant Applications Due March 25, 2015

The Jackson County Rose Festival is now accepting applications for the 2015 Miss Jackson County Teen Pageant. The pageant is an affiliate of the Miss USA/Miss Universe Scholarship Pageants.

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More Accessible To All: The Ella Sharp Museum has moved to suggested donation

As of January 1, 2015 the Ella Sharp Museum is pleased to offer admission to our galleries at no cost.  Visitors can choose to pay by donation, which means that any amount will be appreciated and they will be given a ticket to view our galleries (note: excludes major exhibitions).

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Top Ten 2015 New Year's Resolutions to Grow with Experience Jackson

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1. Get Jackson Certified
Have you ever been asked the question, "What is there to do in Jackson?" Did you have an answer? Take the Jackson Certified Quiz to answer that question and provide great customer service to your guests. Follow our Step by Step Instructions for creating an account.

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