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Development News MLK Jr. Drum Major Award recipient Smallwood Holoman, Jr. of Midland

Profile Q&A with Smallwood Holoman

In this Profile Q&A, we meet Smallwood Holoman Jr., a recipient of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award. His efforts have had an impact on our community and beyond.  

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You can help with new health plan

Help update Midland County's Community Health Improvement Plan 

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MyMichigan Health is training students to save lives

High school students in Gladwin received training in CPR. There are plans to go into more schools.  

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Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network celebrates 40th anniversary

Midland County EFPN has been a community stronghold for the last 40 years, serving up 9,000 total items to those in need every month.

Development News Hands-on activities for kids of all ages

Kids Day at the Mall

Do you and your kids need a cure for the winter doldrums?  An event at the Midland Mall is what’s prescribed.  

Development News Delta College is offering training programs for businesses in the area.

Delta College grant to provide free training for businesses

Delta College is a preferred training partner for businesses looking for financial support to train employees.

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Planning for the City of Midland's future

Data, history, and unique methods to gather the public's input are key ingredients in the development of the City's new master plan.

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Foster care fosters hope for Michigan’s most vulnerable children

Michigan's community mental health agencies, CMHs, provide mental health care for the roughly 10,000 children in Michigan’s foster care system. Here is how Genesee Health Systems and Sanilac County CMH are working hard to help foster children in their counties thrive.

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Lunar New Year event hopes to celebrate cultures and togetherness

For the first time ever, Midland is hosting its own Lunar New Year event. The family-friendly, inclusive party includes food tastings, drinks, educational activities, fireworks, and more on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Dow Diamond.

Feature Story Brines’s favorite part of running a business is helping people solve problems.

Adapting to the changing tides of business-Little Forks Outfitters

Bo Brines, owner of Little Forks Outfitters, shares how his business became an anchor in downtown Midland over the past 28 years.

Feature Story Call line staff working in the team room at Summit Pointe’s First Step Urgent Care.

Community mental health agency call lines connect Michiganders with local crisis care

A call to a local community mental health crisis line can sometimes be more direct and offer services that may not be available when calling 988 or MiCAL.

Longform Tina Swanton, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MiHIA) executive director of community impact and strategic partnerships, and MiHIA CEO Heidi Tracy at Hidden Harvest and East Side Soup Kitchen in Saginaw.

Despite agricultural hub, Michigan's Thumb has high food insecurity. Can collaboration change that?

The Michigan Health Improvement Alliance is taking a new approach to addressing food insecurity in the 14 heavily agricultural counties it serves in central and eastern Michigan.

Development News The new year means a new tax season.

Free Tax Aide program helps seniors with tax returns

Tax Aide is a free program to assist low-moderate income seniors over 50 with filing their tax returns. The program, made possible by IRS-certified trained volunteers, kicks off Jan. 9 and runs through tax season. 

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Teachers: Help Wanted!

Several factors are impacting the ability of school districts to attract new teachers.

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Issue Media Group launches new publication ‘The Helm’’ serving Greater Sandusky Region

Issue Media Group is excited to announce the company’s latest online news platform – The Helm Sandusky. This publication will tell the stories of investment, innovation, entrepreneurship, and individuals that are shaping the Greater Sandusky Ohio region.

Feature Story Robert Sheehan, executive director of the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

Here’s good news for Michiganders’ mental health: Community mental health delivers cutting-edge care

Michigan's community mental health agencies lead the nation in innovation, serve all 83 counties, and help Michiganders of all ages access the mental health supports they need.

In The News Jon Loos is the new president and CEO of Midland Center for the Arts.

New President and CEO for the Center for the Arts

A familiar face has been selected to lead Midland Center for the Arts

Development News Pointy Hat-New Year's Eve

Dow Diamond transforms from stadium into party central for Midnight on Main

It’s time to ring in the New Year at a totally-transformed Dow Diamond. Midnight on Main takes place Dec. 31 with DJs, dancing, live music, games, food, drinks, midnight ball drop, fireworks, and more.

Feature Story Greg Dorrien is the executive director of the West Midland Family Center.

Year in Review: West Midland Family Center with Greg Dorrien

A year in review and a look ahead with the executive director of the West Midland Family Center, Greg Dorrien.

Feature Story Terry Hanley is the president of "For A Brighter Tomorrow."

Year in Review: For A Brighter Tomorrow with Terry Hanley

A year in review and a look ahead with Terry Hanley, president of "For A Brighter Tomorrow."

Community Calendar

NAMI Midland Support Groups

Monday, February 13, 7:00pm
Community Mental Health, 218 Fast Ice Drive, Midland
NAMI Midland monthly support groups meet on the second Monday at 7:00pm at Community Mental Health.  Support groups for family members/caregivers  and persons living with a mental health condition. For more info, call 989-948-3273 or email: namimidlandmi@gmail.com.
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