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MiLEAP fund provides essential equipment, upgrades for child care facilities

Quality child care is necessary, but not always available or affordable. The MiLEAP Caring for MI Future: Facilities Improvement Fund has launched a $59 million fund to provide new and expanding home-based and center-based facilities across the state.   

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Great Lakes Bay Pride brings the region together

Severe weather postponed the Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival in June, but the show goes on in August. The annual festival celebrates community and visibility, and includes events in Mt. Pleasant.

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How public health collaborations with hospitals benefit Michigan's communities

Yours, Mine and Ours — Public Health spoke with Lauren LaPine, Michigan Health and Hospital Association senior director of legislative and public policy about how various public health agencies and programs collaborate with hospitals across the state.  

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Kelly Hudson plants a legacy through volunteerism in the Mt. Pleasant community

Mount Pleasant resident Kelly Hudson cultivates a vibrant community spirit through her passion for volunteerism and her flourishing lavender business. Discover how her dedication to service and her love for lavender intertwine to leave a lasting legacy in her hometown.

Feature Story Passing of the gavel from 2023-24 president Kelly Hudson, to 2024-25 president Annie Sanders (June 2024)

Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club celebrates 100 years of community service

The Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a year-long series of events and community improvement projects. From its first meeting in 1925, the club has grown to include diverse members committed to local and global service.

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Wood Shop Social opens Mt. Pleasant’s first rooftop dining experience

Wood Shop Social in Mt. Pleasant launches the city's first rooftop dining experience, offering a unique outdoor space with over 50 chairs and unique views.

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Planting seeds for success: Students garden, grow veggies, & raise chickens at Renaissance Academy

At Renaissance Academy, students are learning responsibility and sustainability through hands-on projects. Their unique sustainability curriculum incorporates gardening, raising chickens, and building a community hoop house—fostering curiosity and real-world skills which sets students on a path to become engaged and successful adults.

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Mt. Pleasant CMURC unveils renovated space and new business hub

The Mt. Pleasant CMURC location recently celebrated the completion of extensive interior renovations aimed at better serving local entrepreneurs and small businesses. The event featured a tour, ribbon cutting, and the launch of the new Great Lakes Bay Small Business Hub.

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July fun in Mt. Pleasant: Fireworks, fairs, and festivals

July in Mt. Pleasant is filled with vibrant events—from fireworks and farmers markets to concerts, car shows, and cultural festivals—offering something for everyone to enjoy.

Longform The Inclusive Health Care Taskforce hosted an information and resource fair on June 13.

Michigan coalition works to address health disparities for older adults

A broad coalition of Michigan organizations has come together to address health disparities that affect Michigan's rapidly growing population of older adults.

Partner Content OUCARES day camps create a space where autistic kids don’t feel judged, gain some independence from parents, and interact with peers.

Summertime is “a time of possibilities” and challenges for autistic kids and adults

Summer break creates opportunities for fun and family adventures along with the challenges of changing routines.

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How public health cares for Michigan's infants and new parents

Michigan’s state and local public health systems make great efforts to ensure that expectant mothers and infants get the best start possible.

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Inaugural “Final Fridays” kicks off in downtown Mt. Pleasant, uniting music with evening shopping

The inaugural "Final Fridays" in downtown Mt. Pleasant will combine evening shopping with live music on the last Friday of each month from June to August, as local businesses stay open late, offering deals and specials.

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Meet Amanda Eccleston: From professional runner to influential coach and community advocate

As part of Epicenter’s Emerging Leaders series, meet Amanda Eccleston, a former professional runner and current assistant coach at Central Michigan University. She enriches the Mt. Pleasant community by fostering diversity and nurturing athletic and personal growth among her athletes, all while cultivating a sense of community and belonging into Mt. Pleasant’s local culture.

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Commercial vehicles from Krapohl keep businesses on the roadLarge businesses, such as Konwinski Construction, have a fleet of vehicles

Local companies, such as Konwinski Construction, rely on Krapohl Ford & Lincoln's commercial trucks and maintenance services to support their extensive operations across the Midwest.

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Why Mt. Pleasant is central Michigan's cannabis capital: Growth, revenue, and community benefits

Mt. Pleasant has become a hub for cannabis retailers, leading to significant economic and community benefits. Explore the reasons behind the town's appeal to marijuana businesses and the positive impacts on local employment, infrastructure, and city revenue.

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Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival celebrates 10 years

10 years and more than $245,000 in community support later, the Mt. Pleasant Jaycees’s annual craft beer festivals bring community members and visitors together in downtown Mt. Pleasant. Learn the history of the event and enjoy a photo essay of this year’s 10th annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival. 

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For Arts Sake celebrates three years in downtown Mt. Pleasant

This summer, For Arts Sake celebrates three years of being an artistic destination in downtown Mt. Pleasant. Enjoy this Q&A with the owner, Megan Bair, to discover more about their journey and offerings—plus, how they’re going to celebrate their third anniversary.

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Michigan's free school meals yield high returns for student health and academic success

Michigan has become one of eight states to make free school meals available to all, creating notable benefits for students' health.

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Elevate your June with community events in Mt. Pleasant

Explore many Mt. Pleasant June events, from paint-filled pavements to wine-paired dinners. Don't miss out on the vibrant community celebrations and exciting new experiences!