Category Archives: Local

Bra decorating, chocolate and wine for women’s health services

Mid Michigan Health Courtesy photo.

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

Local farmers on display in Michigan grocery stores


Photo courtesy of Mary Dunckel.

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

Bike path expected in central Michigan by next fall


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

Dann’s House provides people struggling with homelessness, alcoholism with safe place to drink


Pictured above: Dann McCarthy, whom "Dann's House" is named after. Photo Credit: www.stoneshouse.org.

Pictured above: Dann McCarthy, whom “Dann’s House” is named after. Photo Credit: www.stoneshouse.org.


A northern Michigan non profit has opened a new housing facility for individuals struggling with homelessness and alcoholism. But in an unusual twist, residents are allowed to consume as much alcohol in the home as they want.
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