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Development News Midland Blooms 2024

Isabella Bank and Primrose Retirement host pancake breakfast for Midland Blooms volunteers

https://www.isabellabank.com/Isabella Bank joined with Primrose Retirement to host a pancake breakfast for the Midland Blooms volunteers. This year's event saw more than 1300 flats of marigolds planted along Eastman Ave. 

Development News Pride Month

A guide to Pride events in the Great Lakes Bay Region

June is Pride Month, and the Great Lakes Bay region is gearing up to celebrate. Be sure to mark your calendars and join in these events to support the LGBTQ+ community.

Feature Story Midland ESA Summer Camps

Summer camps offer Midland County ESA students hands-on career exploration

The Midland County ESA offers hands-on career exploration summer camps for 12-16 year old students. Participants will be able to learn from local experts and field professionals in different industries, including construction, welding, healthcare, culinary arts, and more. Registration is open now through May 24.  

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When it comes to autism and mental health, stigma and discrimination play a huge role

Being autistic does not mean a person cannot experience good mental health. However, studies have shown that 78% of autistic children have at least one mental health condition. Stigma and discrimination are often a contributing factor.

Longform Robert Sheehan  and colleague, Valerie Jamerson, take a look at the new Tool Kit.

Social Work Career Promotion Tool Kit shares benefits and pathways to rewarding careers

The toolkit is designed to enhance recruitment and promote social work career opportunities across the state. It includes sample language for websites, emails, and social media posts as well as recommended language for various professionals, including high school guidance counselors, college academic advisors, and behavioral health providers. There are also photographic materials for outreach usage.   

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2024 season of Midland Area Farmers Market kicks off

The Midland Area Farmers Market kicked off the 2024 season on May 4 and runs until the fall. The market features weekly local farmers, producers, makers and artisans at the Dow Diamond East parking lot on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Development News East End

East End: Baseball and back to nature

Pedestrian bridge, Poseyville Preserve and Dow Diamond turn attention to East End.

Feature Story MCC Fitness

New Midland Community Center opens May 15

Greater Midland has announced the long awaited opening of their new Community Center for May 15.

Development News Sanford Park Diamonds

A time to celebrate: Sanford Park reopens after 4 years

Four years after devastating flooding, Sanford is on the rebound. Celebrate the reopening of Sanford Park with live music and baseball on their brand new diamonds.

Development News Give Local Midland 2024

Give where you live: Give Local Midland starts May 7

The Midland Area Community Foundation is gearing up for its annual 24-hour Give Local Midland fundraising campaign on May 7.

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Early Education Community of Practice brings unified message to state focus on early childhood care

The Community of Practice has expanded to 30+ Michigan organizations focused on early childhood. Members have access to a variety of resources and experts and are able to provide solutions and mobilize quickly.  

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Simple accommodations can eliminate barriers to health care

Because equal and quality access to care is so important, making sure medical practices improve access and accommodations for people with autism is a crucial goal of the Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM).

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A new Delta College Public Media documentary focuses on the cannabis industry in the region

Award-winning documentarian takes a look at the cannabis industry in the Great Lakes Bay Region

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Special report: How can Michigan fix a guardianship system that fails some kids and older adults?

Guardianship is designed to protect those who can't care for themselves, but it doesn't always work that way. Advocates are pursuing a variety of solutions to improve the system.

Longform Shelby Coolbaugh, administrative assistant for the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (MLTCOP), and Salli Pung, state long term care omubdsman for MLTCOP.

Michigan ombudsman program advocates for residents in long-term care facilities

The Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program improves quality of care and quality of life for people living in nursing homes, homes for the aged, and adult foster care homes. 

Development News Earth Day 2023 List

Earth Day Action Expo invites community for recycling events, education, exhibitors, food, and fun

The Midland Section of the American Chemical Society hosts the annual Earth Day Action Expo on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at H.H. Dow High School. The expo invites families to enjoy education, exhibitors, recycling events, exploration of electric vehicles, food trucks, and more fun.

Feature Story Emerald Fire List

Emerald Fire Farms: Cultivating cannabis and community.

Emerald Fire Farms is a prime example of how cannabis businesses are becoming integral and respected members of the Midland economy.

Longform Dr. Theresa Hastert (right) helped develop the Michigan Community Outreach to Address Financial Toxicity (MI-COST). Ali Fakih (left) is a research assistant with MI-COST, and Cornelius Wilson (center) sits on its Community Advisory Board.

Here's how Michigan organizations are working to reduce cancer treatment's crushing financial burden

In Michigan, several efforts are underway to help cancer patients prepare for, manage, and alleviate the financial struggles associated with treatment.

Development News Tim Shelton is the Director of Sports Tourism for Go Great Lakes Bay.

Catalyst Community: Sports Tourism has an impact on our region

In the latest in a series of columns from different perspectives in our community, Catalyst Midland presents Tim Shelton, the Director of Sports Tourism, for Go Great Lakes Bay. He looks at the value sports adds to our region and shares how event organizers can get help planning their events.  

Development News The Home and Outdoor Living Expo will be held at Dow Diamond, April 27-28.

Home improvement project coming up? Get some ideas at the Home and Outdoor Living Expo.

The Midland Home & Outdoor Living Expo will be held the weekend of April 27-28 at Dow Diamond.