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Walking Tour of Downtown Jackson

May 31, 2016

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If you haven’t heard, there’s a lot happening downtown these days. Downtown Jackson has had no shortage of changes, plans and initiatives throughout the years. But today’s plans, even with my limited experience, seem

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2016 Memorial Day Celebrations in Jackson Michigan

May 23, 2016

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.  Fireworks Saturday, May 28 | Start of Summer Memorial Day Fireworks at The Cascades

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2016 Labor Day Celebrations in Jackson Michigan

May 23, 2016

Labor Day, the unoffical end of summer, is almost here! That means it's time to get together with family and friends and celebrate in Jackson, Michigan.  Fireworks Saturday, September 3 | End of Summer Labor Day Fireworks at The Cascades

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

May 16, 2016

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

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Jackson Michigan Leaders Share Their Favorite Reads and Views

May 12, 2016

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

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Music Fans and History Buffs Will Love the Majestic Sound of the Reed Organ

May 05, 2016

The Conklin 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

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Water, Water, Everywhere…The Irish Hills Lake Effect

May 05, 2016

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

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Sniffing Out the Top 5 Dog Friendly Spots in Jackson County

Apr 14, 2016

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

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Waterloo Farm Museum Restoration and Repair Projects Recap for 2015

Apr 13, 2016

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

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

Apr 07, 2016

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

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