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2016 Memorial Day Celebrations in Jackson Michigan

Memorial Day, the unoffical start of summer, is almost here! That means it's time to get together with family and friends and celebrate in Jackson, Michigan. 

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Top 5 Nature Hikes to Take With Your Kids in Jackson Michigan

By Danna Nims and Toni Walker, Hike It Baby Jackson MI. Traveling to Jackson County provides the perfect opportunity to experience the great outdoors and let your children find adventure. There are ways to do that within our community at no cost. Hike it Baby Jackson MI has compiled a list of our favorite places to hike around Jackson. Every week we have a variety of hikes scheduled to appeal to different age groups at one or more of these locations.

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Bookworms Explore With These Favorite Reads and Views From Jackson Michigan Leaders

By Laura Brown, MLIS, Reference Librarian, Jackson District Library

Anytime is a great time to read a book or watch a movie. So what do Jackson-area leaders enjoy reading or viewing in their spare time? Two key players in our area share their favorites.

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Music Fans and History Buffs Will Love the Majestic Sound of the Reed Organs at Conklin Reed Organ Museum

The Conklin Antique Reed Organ & History Museum proudly displays over 100 fully restored and working antique reed organs. Visitors to the museum are often treated to the beautiful sounds of these antique instruments, as they are in playable condition. The collection includes parlor, cottage and church organs along with elegant rosewood melodeons, some dating as far back as the mid-1800’s. 

What is a Reed Organ? We asked expert and famed reed organist, Rodney Jantzi, from Ontario Canada, what we need to know to enjoy these beautiful instruments. 

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Water, Water, Everywhere… The Irish Hills Lake Effect

By Cindy Hubbell, Executive Director, Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce

   If Michigan is the Great Lake State then the Irish Hills is the Abundant Lake Region. Not very catchy, but it describes the Irish Hills area and its 52 lakes, yes 52.  The part that is amazing is the 52 lakes are all within 20 miles driving distance. Some of the lakes are man-made, some spring fed, some public, some private, some for watersports, others great for fishing, some bountiful with houses and activity, some quiet and full of nature.  The Irish Hills Lakes have become a “not so hidden” gem of the area, now that the area is rebranding itself as a recreation destination.

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Sniffing Out the Top 5 Dog Friendly Spots in Jackson County

By Kelly Sharrer

If you’re going to explore all that Jackson County has to offer, why deny your four-legged buddy the chance to do the same. With a dog park and a wide range of neighborhoods, hills and parks to walk, hike and explore, Jackson County provides ample opportunity for pet lovers to give their furry friends a chance to make their own pawmarks on the area. Here are 5 things to try:

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Waterloo Farm Museum Restoration and Repair Projects Completed for 2015

The Waterloo Farm Museum offer a vivid look into 19th century pioneer life. Highlights for this museum include a farmhouse built in 1850s and a a rare restored wooden Perkins windmill. As with any historic building maintenance and restoartion is key. Check out a few of the completed renovations completed in late 2015 and early 2016. 

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Chicago-Based Indie Band Fort Frances Adds Jackson to the “Reasons Why Michigan Is So Awesome” list

David from Fort Frances here — we are so excited to head your way for a show at The Wax on Saturday, April 23. One of our favorite memories as a band includes our show last fall down the road in Ann Arbor at The Blind Pig, so we’re looking forward to adding Jackson to the “Reasons Why Michigan Is So Awesome” list. We’ve never been to Jackson, but we’ve heard the Grand River Brewery is a must-visit spot. We’re all craft beer lovers, so this recommendation seems right on point!

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What's New at The Cascades: Emmons Service Inc. Donates $10,000 to The Cascades Renovation Project

Emmons Service Inc., a local waste hauler serving Jackson County since 1918, has made a generous donation of $10,000 to the Cascades Renovation Project.

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NEWS: Keloorah back bigger and better with 12 acts over June and August

Alternative rock featured in June and country music takes the stage in August

BROOKLYN, Mich. (March 22, 2016) — NASCAR race fans and music festival fans both will have reasons to celebrate this summer at Michigan International Speedway. Keloorah, a music festival experience, will take place on Friday and Saturday of each NASCAR weekend at MIS this summer

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