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Home is where the ice hockey is played

The Amateur Hockey Association of Mt. Pleasant provides opportunities, including free gear and low-cost lessons, to encourage people to try the team-oriented sport.

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When women lift each other up, it has a profound and lasting impact

For more than 20 years, the Women’s Initiative Fund at the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation has raised money to support organizations that benefit women and girls.

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Five fun fall weekend activities to take advantage of now

While CMU celebrates homecoming this weekend, that's not the only game in town. Step off campus and you can pick your own sunflowers, explore a hemp farm, discover mushrooms, and more.

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Isabella County Human Rights Committee events shine the spotlight on peace, empathy, and justice

Isabella County Human Rights Committee hosts peace event to celebrate International Day of Peace while raising awareness of the committee's role as community advocates.  

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Mid Michigan College offers short-term training programs to fast-track your career

Short-term training programs at Mid Michigan College may be the ticket to opening doors for job-seekers and filling staffing shortages for local employers.  

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Issue Media Group relaunches Upper Peninsula publication

Issue Media Group is excited to announce the relaunch of its online, community-informed, digital publication in the Upper Peninsula. UPword will focus on innovation, talent, entrepreneurship, social innovation, and community development, while featuring U.P.-based talent.

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MMDC networking mixer hopes to draw ‘boomerangs’ back home and retain local grads

The 2022 Coming Home: Middle Michigan event focuses on connecting local employers to young professionals looking to start a career and put down roots in the Great Lakes Bay and Middle Michigan regions.  

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Enjoy a brew at the Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival and feel good about helping your community

For almost a decade, the Mt. Pleasant Jaycees have staged a craft beer festival to support nonprofit organizations throughout the community. This year’s event is set for Sept. 24.  

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Fall activities will have residents falling further in love with the Mt. Pleasant area

If fall fun is what you seek, opportunities abound in Isabella County. Whether you're looking for football games, markets, apple and pumpkin farms, or spooky-themed fun, we've got you covered!

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MyMichigan Health and CMU partner to enhance student athlete experience, create healthier adults

As part of a new sports medicine partnership started at the beginning of summer, MyMichigan Health is providing CMU student-athletes with specialized sports medicine care and streamlined access to comprehensive health care services. With fall sports kicking off, this is the first full sports season the partnership will be in effect – and the two organizations are excited about the potential this partnership has for student-athletes, as well as the community on the whole.  

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CMU is fired up for Fall 2022

Central Michigan University welcomes back students as they return to campus for a “back to normal” school year.  

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Pitch Competition invites community to bring fresh ideas for downtown spaces

For the first time ever, Downtown Mt. Pleasant is hosting a competitive pitch competition, and despite the name, this has nothing to do with baseball. The goal is to bring ideas to revitalize the area and enhance the vibrancy of the downtown district. The winning projects will be awarded over $15,000 in funding.

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Regional task force aims to spread accurate information about reducing the risk of monkeypox

Monkeypox is on the rise in this country. While health officials haven't seen it in Bay County yet, they believe it will be here soon.

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Charms of rural Michigan lure local man back from across the pond

Though he learned much from his time living in England, Guy Stickler is grateful to be back raising his family in rural Millbrook Township and working as a Survey Project Manager for Rowe PSC in Mt. Pleasant.  

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Improvements are on the way with Chippewa River Erosion and Canoe Launch Project

Under the Chippewa River Erosion and Canoe Launch Project, engineers work together to repair eroded riverbanks located at Deerfield Nature Park and Majeske Landing.

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Let's get ready to Crumbl, Mt. Pleasant: New cookie franchise to open later this fall

Look out, Mt. Pleasant - the Crumbl Cookie craze is coming to town! With the closest store currently in Novi, this sweet treat is moving a whole lot closer to those in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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Radio consultant Tim Moore returns to his Mt. Pleasant roots

Radio consultant Tim Moore has spent most of his adult life outside of Michigan but recently made a return to his home of Mt. Pleasant.

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John Glenn Pompon dances its way into the hearts of the America's Got Talent judges

After a first-place finish at the state high kick competition in late 2021 and subsequent viral video of their Pitbull-inspired routine, the John Glenn Pompon team got a taste of the spotlight on America’s Got Talent. They would love to go back for more.  

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Your guide to becoming an informed voter

In the information age, it can be hard to know who to trust for the facts on candidates and ballot issues. Here, we offer some tips from the experts on how you can get the lowdown before the election.

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Mt. Pleasant Pickleball Club picks up in popularity

As Pickleball popularity picks up across the nation, Mt. Pleasant boasts a strong pickleball following right at Island Park, where new and experienced participants can be found six days a week.

Community Calendar

The annual Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library Book Sale will be held in the Veterans Memorial Library Annex will be open to the public Sept. 29-30 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Oct. 1 is $2 Bag Day. Bags provided.) 
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