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Development News Parade of Homes-Greystone1

Parade of Homes showcases "dream homes"

The Home Builders Association of Midland invites residents to tour ‘dream homes’ during the Fall 2022 Parade of Homes. The event takes place Sat-Sun, Oct. 1-2 and 8-9 from 1 to 5 p.m. 

Development News Delta College in downtown Saginaw

Catalyst Community: Architecture-Colors

In the latest article in a  Catalyst Community series, we’ll focus on the role color plays in in architectural design  

Development News Buttles Street sign

MDOT plays key role helping city share information on corridor changes

City of Midland’s “‘conversation” with residents explains how and why the Buttles/Indian Corridor Improvement Project is moving forward  

Feature Story Pinecrest Farms Administrator Kory Priest, right, chats with Pinecrest resident Suzie Rutledge.

Pinecrest Farms, is a unique and historic service, offered by Midland County

Midland County is one of only two counties in the state offering an assisted living facility, supported by taxpayers.  

In The News Dr. Lydia Watson is the new President/CEO of MyMichigan Health.

New President/CEO named for MyMichigan Health

A familiar face will soon take the helm of MyMichigan Health in Midland.

Development News Sign-Mama's Market

New market opens in Coleman

Mama’s, a new grocery store, opened up in Coleman earlier this month. The store sells meats and produce including chicken, burgers, steaks, milk, bananas, and more. The owners hope this is the start of a revitalization of the Coleman community.

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iMatter Anti-Stigma Campaign

The stigma of having a mental health issue prevents some from seeking help. To address that issue, a campaign is underway to have people share their stories.

Feature Story Jonagold's are mix of Golden Delicious and Jonathan apples.

Moore Orchards open this fall

A small team has been working hard in a local orchard getting ready to sell a variety of apples, donuts, and cider at their Apple Haus, just south of Midland  

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Issue Media Group relaunches Upper Peninsula publication

Issue Media Group is excited to announce the relaunch of its online, community-informed, digital publication in the Upper Peninsula. UPword will focus on innovation, talent, entrepreneurship, social innovation, and community development, while featuring U.P.-based talent.

Development News Olvera's Bar B-Q Food Court

Olvera’s Bar B-Q brings Texas-sized portions to the Midland Mall

Olvera’s Bar B-Q, a local food truck favorite, has expanded and opened a location in the Midland Mall food court. The restaurant features ribs, chicken, fajitas, burritos, nachos, tacos, and more.

Development News Center City signage

Center City getting a corridor remake

The first phase of a major project for Midland’s Center City includes wider sidewalks, new lighting and trees. The goal is to make the area more attractive to mixed use development and more friendly to pedestrians and bicyclists. 

Feature Story Redirecting the river back through its original channels – through spillways at the dam – is another aspect of dam stabilization.

Restoring the Four Lakes: Where are we now?

Four Lakes Task Force has been busy restoring Sanford, Wixom, Smallwood, and Secord Lakes for almost two years. Catalyst asks FLTF for construction updates on each lake.   

Development News The MACF is partnering with the County of Midland to accept and review ARPA grant requests.

Nonprofits can apply for ARPA funding

The Midland Area Community Foundation is partnering with the County of Midland to review grant applications from non-profits seeking funding designated by the American Rescue Plan Act.  There’s still time to apply.  

Feature Story Jeff Rekeweg and Kurt Busard are the new owners of Frick's Sports Bar.

A landmark Midland bar is getting new life

Renovation work is underway on Frick’s Sports Bar, with the goal of again being a destination for entertainment, food, and fun.

Development News View from across the river and below the Poseyville Road Bridge

Riverfront Restoration Project underway

A restoration project is underway along the Tittabawassee River in downtown Midland. The goal is to transform an old commercial/industrial site to a park space.

Development News Neighboring Week is being celebrated Sept. 26-Oct. 2.

Neighboring Week encourages coming together and embracing inclusivity

Midland’s Neighboring Week is being celebrated Sept.26-Oct. 2. The event’s mission is to embrace the community, encourage connections, and embrace inclusivity within your own neighborhood, church, school, or job.

Development News Erica Sprague teaches at Beaverton Junior/Senior High School

Catalyst Community: Extracurriculars-Erica Sprague

In the latest in a series of columns from different perspectives in our community, Catalyst Midland focuses on the importance of education outside the classroom.  

Development News Conceptual drawing of the Midland Center for the Arts

Dow Foundation contributes $5M to Center for the Arts

 A  capital campaign to renovate Midland’s Center for the Arts has received a major contribution from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.  

Feature Story One-on-one tutoring for children and adults includes the Barton Reading and Spelling program for children who are a year or more behind in reading.

Legacy Center needs tutors for reading and math services

The Legacy Center for Community Success helps people reach their full potential, including children who are behind in math and reading, and adults who are building basic education and workforce skills. That work can’t be done without enough volunteer tutors.  

Development News Kathy Dollard is the director of the behavioral health service line at MyMichigan Health.

Profile Q&A with Dr. Kathy Dollard-Behavioral Health-MyMichigan Health

In our Profile Q&A, with fall and school approaching, we focus on Dr. Kathy Dollard, the director of the Behavioral Health service line for MyMichigan Health. She’s served in that role since 2017. 

Community Calendar

NAMI Midland Support Groups

Monday, October 10, 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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My Fair Lady

10/28/2022, 7:30 pm
Visit Midland Center for the Arts for the Nationally Touring Broadway production My Fair Lady, a Lincoln Center Theater Production. Learn more about this event and purchase tickets today at midlandcenter.org or by calling the ticket office at 989-631-5930.
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