The city of Midland has been designated a Safe Community through a national organization.
The National Safety Council’s Safe Communities America program accredited Midland.
The program is aimed at helping communities create an action plan for areas of concern. Continue reading
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The playground may include things like magnetic boards, a 3-dimensional solar system, and a sound and vibration station.
Communities around Michigan this week have been remembering those killed in the Florida nightclub shooting.
49 lives were lost at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Sunday.
Devon Rademacher visited services in Isabella and Midland counties. Continue reading
An event in Midland next week, June 2nd, is aimed at raising awareness of gun violence. The event coincides with a larger, national effort.
National Wear Orange Day is a day to honor people killed by gun violence and their families.
It began last year in Chicago in memory of a 15-year old girl who had been killed in gun violence. June 2nd was her birthday.
Kathy Kinkema is with the organization, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She is organizing the Midland event.
“We’re planning on June 2nd we’re planning a picnic in Midland and we’re going to have a short program, and a light picnic. And the whole intentional of the wear orange is to honor any individuals families that have been impacted by gun violence.”
Kinkema said she hopes the event will help raise awareness of the dangers of gun violence.
More information on the Midland event and others can be found at, http://act.everytown.org/event/2016-wear-orange-events/search/
After years of soil sampling and cleanup efforts – the Department of Environmental Quality has released a report on the status of the dioxin contamination cleanup in Midland.
The report is the final step of cleanup efforts after area soils were contaminated by dioxin from Dow Chemical. Continue reading
For years, Rotary clubs have been making a difference in communities around the United States. Many people know of the organization’s efforts at the local level… but very few are aware of its efforts to promote peace internationally.
Every year, Rotary International selects 100 people from around the world to be “peace fellows.” These are people who have been actively involved in promoting peace and conflict resolution in their communities. Continue reading
Pat Harlow is a Land Records Specialist with the DNR.
Midland’s Jack Barstow Airport was recently recognized by the state for a new project aimed at engaging future fliers.
Local supporters say the event is more than just a tennis tournament. Continue reading
Monday may be a holiday for some – but some communities are hoping to honor Martin Luther King Jr. day as a time for service.
The Little Forks Conservancy in Midland said volunteers will be constructing seed balls with clay, dirt and plant seeds in the middle. Continue reading
The Environmental Protection Agency says by the end of 2016, it will be halfway done with cleanup of the Tittabawassee river.
Mary Logan is a spokeswoman for the EPA.
She said the cleanup is running ahead of schedule.
A new 10-million dollar science, technology, engineering and math institute is coming to Midland.
The facility will be funded by Michigan State University, Dow Chemical Company, The Herber H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, and the Charles J. Strosacker foundations.
Rock collectors and geologists from around the state are coming to Midland Halloween weekend — and not necessarily in costume. They’re here for some serious rock business.
The 21st annual rock show in Midland will feature gems, rocks, and minerals for every rock-hound. Continue reading
Thirteen Michigan schools are being recognized nationally for their academic achievements.
The U.S. Department of Education is recognizing the schools as National Blue Ribbon winners.
“More mosquitoes can actually mean fewer mosquito-borne diseases,” said Dr. Carl Doud. He’s a mosquito specialist with the Midland County Health Department. Continue reading
Several Midland-based business and civic organizations and foundations have launched a new effort to promote economic development.
Long-known for being one of the state’s consistently thriving communities, Midland is being recognized in a new way that’s out of the park.
Building relationships, among other things, is important when considering a new business venture.
Two central Michigan men were arrested on charges for the illegal purchase of black bear parts.
Downtown areas are known to be the “cherry on top” of its respective city – a place to visit, shop and explore.