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Art with Attitude

Nov 30, 2017

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By Laura Dwyer Schlecte & Jacqueline Austin, Think Jackson, LLC We have all heard and realize the importance of shopping local.  You hear it all of the time … “buying local boosts the local economy” … &ldquo

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Jackson “A Golf Town”….even in the winter.

Nov 28, 2017

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I’ve always said that Jackson is a “Golf Town”, and this past weekend surely supported my claim.  The Grande has regularly hosted a “Black Friday” golf scramble the day after Thanksgiving.  This

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Bike Sharing is Here!

Aug 18, 2017

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Bike Sharing is here, Jackson County! If you’re in the area for business or pleasure and didn’t bring a bike, or if you’re a local and just simply don’t own a bike

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Jackson Symphony Orchestra

Aug 16, 2017

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What is a Symphony Orchestra? A Symphony Orchestra is defined as a large ensemble composed of wind, string, brass and percussion instruments and organized to perform classical music. Wind instruments include flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoons. String instruments include

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Splash Pad

Jul 24, 2017

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If you’re looking for a fun-filled, bucket list-type day, we’ve got a solution for you. In late June, the Jackson County Parks Department completed a long anticipated splash pad project at The Cascades in Jackson. With

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Hot Air Balloons and Memorable Visitors

Jul 20, 2017

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The Hot Air Jubilee is one of the summer highlights in Jackson, colors fill the sky and friends all gather for a great time. It's events like the Hot Air Jubilee, and visitors like Ella and Elaine that make

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June Bus Tour 2017

Jun 26, 2017

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In June we took a bus full of awesome campers from Michigan International Speedway on a tour of Cell Block 7, and ended the tour at the Grand River Brewery where we had MIS President Rick Brenner doing a meet

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Childrenz Challenge by the Numbers

Mar 31, 2017

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Childrenz Challenge is a fun fitness run for kids age 4-13. Similar to mud runs, Childrenz Challenge is a mud-filled obstacle course designed specifically for kids (adults can’t have all the fun). In 2016, more than 2,200 kids climbed, crawled,

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MIS: Planning Your Trip

Mar 28, 2017

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Experience the thrill of racing at NACARS fastest track: Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Michigan. With 18 degree banking and 73 foot turns, this track offers guests the opportunity to see racing at its best. Trust me, regardless on if you come

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Fairy Festival Tips from the Head Fairy

Mar 28, 2017

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This is Jackson School of the Arts 10th Annual Fairy Festival and as Head Fairy, I have some important facts and tips you'll want to know to have the best time ever.   What to do before: The

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