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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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Best Kept Jackson Restaurant Secrets Exposed 2015

by Rebecca Calkins

For a medium-sized town, Jackson has a lot of restaurants. In fact, it’s been said that Jackson has a very high restaurant per capita ratio. We Jacksonians love to go out to eat! It’s always a hot topic when a new restaurant comes to town.  The new restaurants often remain Jackson’s best kept secrets, rarely shared with fellow Michiganders or beyond. Recently Mlive’s Michigan’s Best Contests shed some light on our hidden gems. Jackson restaurants consistently place or even win Michigan’s Best and for good reason. So don’t blame me for the long lines at Hinkley’s Bakery, it’s time we share our donuts with the world.

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Applications Being Accepted For Local Scholarship Pageants

JACKSON, MI, August 3, 2015– Applications for the Miss Jackson Crossroads and Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants are now available on-line at:  www.missjacksoncrossroads.org and are being welcomed through October 31, 2015.  They may also be requested by mail.  The new Miss Jackson Crossroads and Outstanding Teen will be crowned during the final event on Sunday, January 17, 2016, 1pm at Jackson College and will represent Jackson County at the Miss Michigan and Outstanding Teen Pageant in June 2016. 

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DNR awards nearly $250,000 for projects along Iron Belle Trail

July 29, 2015 - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded 16 grantees in 15 counties a total of $249,190 to develop Michigan’s newest (and longest) trail, the Iron Belle. Each grant recipient was awarded up to $25,000 for planning, engineering and design projects along either the hiking route or the bicycle route of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail. The funds were part of the 2015 budget for the nonmotorized trail program. 

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Music in Prisons from Cell Block 7 eNews

By Elizabeth Palmer

Finding some sort of happiness while serving time in prison is not an easy task. Some prisoners use art, reading or a prison job as ways to find happiness throughout their day.  In addition to those things, music is also a way to find solace and joy in a place seriously lacking in both.

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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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