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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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Emmons Service Inc. Donates $10,000 to Cascades Renovation

Mar 28, 2016

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. This money will go towards Phase II of the six phase renovation project. Phase II will be the

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

Mar 22, 2016

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

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NEWS: Selling Jackson’s Hidden Treasures Helps Realtors Sell Jackson

Mar 17, 2016

March 16, 2016 Jackson, MI –Realtors in Jackson have gained the skills to not only sell a Jackson home but the Jackson quality of life too through the Jackson Certified Program. Experience Jackson and the Jackson Area

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NEWS: NASCAR XFINITY Series race at MIS named Menards 250 presented by Valvoline

Mar 14, 2016

BROOKLYN, Mich. (March 14, 2016) — Michigan International Speedway (MIS) officials are proud to partner with Menards ® and Valvoline™ to bring fans the Menards 250 presented by Valvoline on June 11 While Valvoline has had a presence in NASCAR for years, this

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