Longform Alison Hirschel, director and managing attorney for the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative.

Michigan works to continue residents' lifesaving health coverage after post-pandemic Medicaid cuts

When the federal public health emergency for COVID-19 expired in May 2023, over 500,000 Michiganders stood to lose their Medicaid health insurance coverage. But the state is working to help residents maintain coverage.

Development News Dow Gardens Christmas Walk is scheduled for Dec. 7-9 & 14-16.

Take a snowy stroll through Dow Gardens for their Christmas Walk event

Now is the time to walk through a winter wonderland at Dow Gardens this holiday season. Their upcoming Christmas Walk tours invite the community to walk or ride through the lit-up, festive grounds.

Partner Content  For many, the holidays mean spending time with friends and family. However, in the swirl of the holiday “to-do” list, ensuring those relationships take precedence can be a challenge.

6 tips for a healthy holiday season from MyMichigan Health

Between the extra sweets, family get-togethers, and additional stress, the holidays can be a difficult time to stay healthy. To help, MyMichigan Health has put together a list of six tips – based on their new Pivio program, a healthy lifestyle medicine program – to help the community stay healthy this holiday season.   

In The News "Wall Breaking" ceremony at the Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts “Wall Breaking”

Unique beginning for a major project to reimagine the Center for the Arts.

Longform Katie Wendel, director of planning and advocacy at Area Agency on Aging 1B, which recently launched a voucher program to help unpaid caregivers afford respite care.

Finding temporary care is a challenge for Michigan's many unpaid caregivers, but help is available

Approximately 1.7 million Michiganders are unpaid caregivers, and they often desperately need a break from that work. Resources, like a new voucher program to pay for respite care, can help.

Development News THe CNC Nature Art Show & Sale takes place Fri & Sat, Dec 1 & 2.

Chippewa Nature Center invites community to annual Nature Art Show & Sale

The Chippewa Nature Center offers you the opportunity to get started on your Christmas shopping list with its special Nature Art Show & Sale. 

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Differently Abled: Offerings in Midland area to those with disabilities

The Midland community is able to serve people who need varied supports.

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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. 

Longform Ken Nixon, director of outreach and community partnerships for Safe & Just Michigan.

Lack of data raises questions about quality and cost effectiveness of Michigan's prison health care

According to Michigan researchers and advocates for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, health care in prison is far less than adequate.

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Midland Center for the Arts holiday season provides festive fun for the whole family

Midland Center for the Arts is celebrating  the holidays with a lineup that includes The Holiday Art Fair, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, and Center Stage Theatre: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

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Finding peace and showing love when the holidays lack joy

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.

Feature Story Daniel Shook & Sean Paisley at Virtue Spirits Distillery

Bourbon Junkies set to open a distillery

The proof is in the pour for two local entrepreneurs who've turned a hobby into internet stardom and a new distillery.

In The News One of the new Dial-A-Ride electric vehicles

EV added to Dial-A-Ride fleet

City of Midland rolls out two new electric vehicle vans.

Development News Participants gather for the Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk

Downtown kicks off lineup of holiday events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With a holiday open house, cocoa crawl, jingle bell fun run, holly jolly days, and an adult ugly sweater bar crawl, there’s something for everyone.   

Development News Erica Sprague shares her ideas in Home Ericanomics.

Catalyst Community: Holiday Meals

In the latest in a series of columns from different perspectives in the community, Catalyst shares some good advice from a teacher about holiday meals.

Feature Story Santa House volunteer Kimberly Zimmer-Janeczko & Santa Claus

Be one of Santa’s helpers!

Get in the Christmas spirit by volunteering at the Santa House in Midland.

Development News City Modern Master Plan-graphic

The City has a plan

City of Midland is seeking feedback on the new Master Plan.

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Midland County Department of Public Health hosts vaccine clinics

Flu shots, COVID-19 boosters, and other immunizations are available at vaccination clinics. 

Feature Story Discover You is a trademarked program whose mission is to build hope and resilience in youth.

The ROCK builds resilience in kids, focusing on a growth mindset

Equipping youth to face hard situations rather than shying away instills confidence and prevents mental health emergencies

Development News Celebrate Halloween in downtown Midland

Boo! Check out Halloween fun in Midland.

Plenty of activities to choose from to celebrate Halloween in Midland.

Community Calendar

NAMI Midland Support Groups

Monday, December 11, 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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In connection to our upcoming exhibition, A Selection From Midland Center's Permanent Collection, we continue our Beyond the Exhibit series with a panel to discuss “The Artist’s Journey": the transformational process both art and artist experience ...
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Based on the heartwarming classic film, Irving Berlin's White Christmas is a holiday favorite for the whole family. Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song and dance act. The two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at ...
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Broadway star Abby Mueller hosts our annual Midland Center tradition. Her breathtaking voice will be joined by the Choirs of the Center caroling all of your favorite seasonal tunes, accompanied by your own Midland Symphony Orchestra. Abby originated the role of Queen ...
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