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Mt. Pleasant holiday murals add festive flair throughout town thanks to local artists

It’s hard to miss the holiday murals painted on storefront and business windows throughout town recently—and who would want to!? Enjoy a photo essay of several of the downtown Mt. Pleasant holiday art murals and hear from the artists themselves.

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Copper Country initiative emphasizes fresh and local foods

On its reservation in the UP's copper country, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is striving toward the goal of food sovereignty, strengthening the community's ablility to produce more of its own fresh and local food sources. 

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Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post #110 supports veterans, families, military, and community

Community and comradery are essential factors in ensuring mental and emotional vitality, and providing a place where veterans can simply gather and socialize is a significant part of the American Legion's operations. Discover more about how the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post #110 supports veterans, families, military, and Mt. Pleasant community.

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Finding peace and showing love when the holidays lack joyMyMichigan Health offers advice on coping with grief during the holidays

For those struggling with grief and loss, the holiday season can be particularly challenging. MyMichigan Health professionals offer words of encouragement to help those coping with grief and loss through this time, as well as advice for the family and friends of those struggling so they can support their loved one.

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Local organizations provide impactful resources to Mt. Pleasant population experiencing homelessness

While November is National Homelessness Awareness Month, Mt. Pleasant area nonprofits and organizations make it their mission year-round to help uplift and provide impactful resources to the population experiencing homelessness. Learn more about the resources available from Isabella County Restoration House, United Way, and the Isabella County Soup Kitchen.

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Central Michigan University’s new Media Hall of Fame inducts six

Central Michigan University has long been a national leader in marketing, public relations, and media. That tradition was celebrated Saturday, November 4th as CMU hosted the Media Hall of Fame Gala and Awards Ceremony—where many inductees recalled impactful memories they made during their time in Mt. Pleasant.

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CMU Counseling Program receives Midwest innovation awardProfessor Dr. Allison Arnekrans’s first-hand experience

The CMU Counseling Program received national recognition recently as recipients of ACES North Central Region’s Innovative Counselor Education Program Award, representing their innovative approaches to counseling. Discover more about the program and free counseling services for the community from Epicenter guest writer, Dr. Allison Arnekrans.

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League of Women Voters of the Mt. Pleasant Area provides helpful resources to local residents

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 7. Looking for unbiased education about who is on the ballot? The League of Women Voters of the Mt. Pleasant Area provides a solution.  

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MyMichigan Health Ambulatory Surgery Center offers state-of-the-art care for outpatient procedures

Thanks to advancements in technology, most surgeries can now be safely done in an outpatient setting, often at a lower cost to the patient. For the past six years, the Ambulatory Surgery Center at MyMichigan Mt. Pleasant has offered local residents a convenient, affordable option for same-day surgery close to home.

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NAMI Michigan's Kevin Fischer, "Michigan’s CMHs are the front door"

MI Mental Health recently had a chance to talk with Kevin Fischer, executive director, NAMI Michigan, about the important role that community mental health agencies play in Michiganders’ mental health.  

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Sustainable stationary goods support environmental and mental health causesQ&A with Byway Press owner, Victoria Kukla

Byway Press is known for its eco-friendly art products that connect with Great Lakes scenery and nostalgia—all while supporting sustainability and mental health causes. Learn more about this Mt. Pleasant-based business in a Q&A with its owner, Victoria Kukla. 

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Look Who’s Talking event welcomes Wendy Groll for the Women’s Initiative 20th anniversary luncheon

The Women’s Initiative Fund has been providing important services and programs to the women and girls of Isabella County for 20 years. Their annual “Look Who’s Talking” luncheon fundraiser took place Wednesday, October 11, welcoming Wendy Groll of Handley & Associates to speak on how attendees can use their “powers for good.”

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“Top 40 Under 40” 2023 inaugural class announced by MMDC and Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.

Discover the winners of the inaugural “Top 40 Under 40” 2023 awards, celebrating young professionals within Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella and Osceola counties, hosted by MMDC and Greater Gratiot Development Inc.

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Mid Michigan College launches new agriculture program for studentsQ&A with Richard Smith Ed.D., associate dean of off-campus instruction

Mid Michigan College launched a new agriculture program this semester. Discover more about the program and how it’ll benefit the rural Michigan economy, students, and area farmers.

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Bringing Nashville live-music vibes to Mt. Pleasant: Meet local cover artist Mitch Reetz

If you think you’re hearing live music by country star Eric Church in Mt. Pleasant—think again. While he sure can mimic the musician, local talent Mitch Reetz has a voice and vibe all of his own, and he shares it across beloved mid-Michigan venues. Learn more about this singer and guitarist who covers country and other genres.

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Pre-K para Todos mejorará a largo plazo la salud, la educación y los resultados sociales de los niño

Cuando se trata de educación, el Kids Count Data Book (Libro de datos sobre el recuento de niños) de 2023 sitúa a Michigan en el puesto 42 de los 50 estados. Una de las muchas maneras en que el estado está trabajando para mejorar la calidad y la equidad en la educación es mediante el avance de Pre-K gratuito para todos.

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Communities across Michigan tie teal ribbons, spreading awareness of ovarian cancer with MIOCA

Have you seen teal ribbons tied in bows along lamp posts in Michigan downtowns recently? Each September during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, cities throughout Michigan tie teal ribbons to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. This year, groups of volunteers in over 60 cities and 14 campuses are participating in the Tie Michigan Teal campaign. Discover more about the initiative

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Investing in today and tomorrow: The Morey Foundation's enduring commitment to Isabella County

The Morey Foundation has been positively impacting the Isabella County community since the late nineties with projects such as the Morey Cancer Center, Morey Courts, and Morey FlexTech High School, amongst others. Currently, their efforts are focused on a new Morey Gymnastics Center with a goal of providing new area programming based on community feedback.   

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Kiwanis Club of Mt. Pleasant celebrates 90 years with a Dolly Parton Imagination Library Walk-a-Thon

This September, the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Pleasant is celebrating 90 years of providing services to youth in our community. One of the many ways they’re celebrating includes a Dolly Parton Walk-a-Thon Sept. 18-22. Learn more about the impact The Kiwanis Club has throughout Isabella and Gratiot counties.

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Community mental health agencies want more options for helping Michigan's children

Michigan's community mental health agencies address children’s mental health care but need legislative change to do it better.