Development News Over 100 artists will display their works at the Summer Art Fair in downtown Midland, June 3-4.

Summer Art Fair adds to a full weekend lineup of creative family fun

The Summer Art Fair headlines a full weekend lineup of creative family fun in downtown Midland, June 3-4. The Midland Center for the Arts free outdoor event includes fine art by hundreds of vendors, kids activities, live music, and more.   

Development News Kids get in on the fun at the Art Seen Festival.

Art Seen Festival invites community for mural-making fun

The third annual Art Seen Festival returns June 3-4 to create bold, colorful, community-based murals in Midland. 

Development News The Commons on a summer evening in downtown Midland.

The Commons is on Midland’s front porch

The effort to make Main Street a gathering space to eat, drink, and enjoy music returns for a fourth season in downtown Midland.   

Feature Story Flooding over the deck of the Currie Parkway Bridge, May 21, 2020

High Water Mark addresses flooding

An event was held this week focusing on efforts to reduce future flooding in our area

Partner Content A Farmers Market Food Navigator assists shoppers at the Muskegon Farmers Market.

Michigan Fitness Foundation connects families to farmers and fresh, locally grown food

Michigan Fitness Foundation has been working with Michigan farmers and farmers market managers to reduce barriers to accessing fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables for families on tight budgets. 

Development News Flowers on sale at the Farmers Market

Farmers Market kicks off the 2023 season

The Midland Area Farmers Market is now open, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the fall.

Feature Story City of Midland Police Chief Nicole Ford

Midland’s Chief of Police builds trust with staff and community, leads with compassion

Making Mental Health a priority, Ford is part of the 3% of females that fill the Police Chief role nationwide

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MiHope Portal, Connecting People to Resources

Finding mental health care is a challenge. MiHope Portal is a resource to get help.

Partner Content A family enjoys jump roping along the Lansing River Trail.

Rec-Connect™ makes fitness fun for everyone

Across the state, Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Rec-Connect™ demonstration series is being used in communities to inspire and empower people to engage regularly in physical activity.

Partner Content U.S. Supreme Court Decision confirms rights of people with disabilities including those living with autism.

Autism Alliance of Michigan celebrates Supreme Court decision

U.S. Supreme Court Decision confirms rights of people with disabilities including those living with autism  

Feature Story The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHA) is the state association representing and advocating for Michigan’s public mental health system and those served by this system.

Community Mental Health Association of Michigan study shows integrated care is growing

A recent study by the Center of Healthcare Integration and Innovation shows that integrated care in Michigan’s public mental health system has not only grown in the last six years but that the initiatives are diverse and available in rural, suburban, and urban committees.

Development News Creative 360: Laura Brigham - Public Relations Coordinator, Laura Vosejpka - Executive Director, Colleen Reed - Curator and Program Director in new location.

Creative 360 is on the move

The move to a new facility will create better access and more opportunities at Creative 360.    

Development News Cirque Dreams Holidaze will get the audience into the holiday spirit.

Midland Center for the Arts reveals lineup for upcoming performing arts season

Midland Center for the Arts upcoming season includes Broadway shows, symphony performances, community theatre, cultural perspectives, and cutting-edge performances intertwining art, science, and history.

Development News Besides lunch and dinner, there' s lots to do at the Lee Bar & Grill.

Lee Bar & Grill open for business

With a family-friendly atmosphere, new restaurant is ready to serve up food, drinks, and entertainment.  

Development News Rory Pettipas is the director of Veterans Services in Midland County.

Profile Q & A: Rory Pettipas-Veterans Services

Vets benefit from first hand knowledge of Midland native.

Partner Content People with all blood types are needed for donations.

Relying on the community to save lives, MyMichigan Health & Versiti urge public to donate blood

 Amidst an ongoing blood shortage, local hospitals and blood banks are urging anyone who can donate blood to do so. 

Feature Story Marcie Post-Miracle Field-5

Spend 24 Hours in Midland with Marcie Post

Assistant Director of Public Services Marcie Post is always on the move. When she’s not helping maintain Midland’s 2,700 acres of parkland, she’s running, playing basketball, or playing at the parks with her children.

Partner Content Bike racks support active living in Grand Traverse County.

Active communities are healthier communities

Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Promoting Active Communities assessment offers a set of online tools to help Michigan communities create safe places for people to be active.

Development News Give Local Midland

Give Local Midland set for May 2nd

 Tuesday, May 2nd is a big day for non-profit organizations and the Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF). It’s “Give Local Midland” day, an opportunity for community members to contribute to the long-term future for these organizations that serve the community in a variety of ways.

Development News Ali Huntoon is the owner of Allied Group Fitness.

New fitness center is a passion project for the owner

All levels welcome at new fitness center in Midland.

Community Calendar

NAMI Midland Support Groups

Monday, June 12, 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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