Organizers are counting on good weather to boost attendance at an outdoor art event this weekend.
Katrina Stock is with Isabella County Parks and Recreation. She says this is the seventh year for the “Art from our Parks” event.
The day focuses on what organizers call park inspired art. And it gives local artists a chance to share their talents. Read more
Tuesday marked the first day of autumn and thoughts of pumpkins and apple cider might not be far behind.
Another Michigan crop is coming into season in time for the holidays. Read more
A bill creating a permanent college endowment fund for foster children was approved by the state House this week, and is now on it’s way to the Senate.
Kathy Lockhart is the coordinator for foster programs at Eagle Village in Osceola County.
She said young people in foster care are often excited when they start pursuing higher education, but they can easily become overwhelmed. Read more
Roads are more than simply a place for cars to drive. And sometimes for pedestrians, it can be a game of chicken to cross the road.
All around the nation health and city-planning officials are making efforts to include more than just cars in their road plans. Read more
Mid Michigan Health Courtesy photo.
Mark your calendars if you want an afternoon filled with wine, chocolate and bras.
MidMichigan Health is teaming up with businesses in Clare County to host “Bras for a Cause”. It’s an event raising money for women’s health care services.
Millie Jezior is with Mid Michigan Health. She said people can decorate bras for auction and the money goes towards breast cancer prevention. Read more
Photo courtesy of Mary Dunckel.
If you can’t bring the shopper to the farm, bring the farmer to the grocery store.
This is the idea of a Michigan program connecting shoppers with local farmers.
The Faces of Michigan Farmers initiative is a program that brings volunteer farmers into local supermarkets. Read more
In the age of smart phones, and smart cars, perhaps it’s no surprise that AARP is offering a course for smart drivers.
The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging has partnered with AARP to host a driving class specifically designed for older drivers.
Georgia Durga is the Director of the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging. Read more
Winter can be rough on northern Michigan roads, and a new program aims to keep drivers safe this winter.
The Michigan Department of Transportation Is looking for what they call “Road Watchers” who would rate driving conditions in the Upper Peninsula. Read more
You might be a redneck… if you sign up for the Redneck Games.
There is such a thing – in Gladwin County. The Chamber there is hosting it’s first ever Redneck Games later this month.
It’s a two-day contest where adults and kids alike compete in unique activities. Read more
A new bike trail is expected to debut next fall in central Michigan.
Officials say the proposed path would extend from Clare to Alma and connect two existing trails: the Pere Marquette and Fred Meijer Heartland trails.
The path is proposed to run more than 40 miles through Clare, Isabella and Gratiot Counties. It would largely run parallel to US-127. Read more