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Bakehouse: Waterloo Pioneer Day Oct. 11, 2015

Sep 30, 2015

Mrs. Realy used a German-style Bakehouse with a wood-fired brick oven to bake all the bread, rolls, cakes, and cookies her large family of nine would need. When the Waterloo Area Historical Society was founded, the Realy’s original

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Waterloo Blacksmiths-Soldiers and Log Cabin Weekend Recap

Sep 30, 2015

The 7th Annual Blacksmiths-Soldiers and Log Cabin Weekend was another successful event.  The 1840’s Log House had an interpreter to tell the stories of the hard life our pioneer forefathers endured here in Michigan. Craig Goodlock gave a

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Jackson Optimist Figure Skating Club gains interim status through United States Figure Skating Assoc

Sep 22, 2015

The Jackson Optimist Figure Skating Club, JOFSC, has been operating as a club at the Optimist Ice Arena since December of 2014.  On July 18, 2015 the JOFSC was granted interim status, as a first step in an effort to become a

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Louise Nevelson Day Celebrations Slated To Honor World Famous Artist, Sculpture In Jackson

Sep 21, 2015

JACKSON, MI - Marking the birthday of famous sculptor and artist Louise Nevelson, Jackson officials declared Sept. 23 to be Louise Nevelson Day earlier this month. The Nevelson Day Celebration Ceremony is set for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the site

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Stories from Cell Block 7: Prison Ink

Sep 18, 2015

Originally appeared in the Cell Block 7 email newsletter I must say that the concept of prison ink intrigues me. Right now at the wonderful Cell Block 7 Museum, we have a display of some old prison tattoo equipment that was

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Experiencing Jackson with Sofia Talvik

Sep 18, 2015

By Sofia Talvik | The best part about touring is when you have time to explore the area where you're playing. I was excited to put Michigan as my 44th state on my list of visited states and

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Hike it Baby: Never Too Young to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Sep 01, 2015

Local organization encourages families to get out on the trails Jackson - Hike it Baby, a national organization that encourages women and families to get out into nature and be active as soon as possible after the birthing process, launched

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Airport Lanes Bowling Fall Hours Have Started!

Aug 31, 2015

Airport Lanes Hours of Business: Please call ahead for open bowling! Lanes are not always available during open bowling times! Shoes: $3.00 a pair Shoes are not included in any price except rock-n-bowl all lane prices are per

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Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Jackson, Mich.

Aug 31, 2015

11/2/15 - Opening Again November 19 through December 29, 2015 Call for Artists! We are still accepting applications. For a limited time, applications with an ""endorsement"" from one of our approved booth artists and received by November 9th will be able to

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Downtown Jackson Michigan Welcomes Swedish Folk Singer, Sofia Talvik

Aug 27, 2015

Jackson Michigan is the destination for great internationally touring indie bands and singer/songwriters. If that statement feels foreign to you, it shouldn’t be. With Jackson’s strategic location between Detroit and Chicago, we have long been

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