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Midland Business Alliances encourages spending locally this holiday season

Supporting local is a year-round effort for many shoppers and business owners. This holiday season, the Midland Business Alliance aims to increase that effort, by offering special discounts and deals.

Feature Story City employee at the water plant collects samples for testing.

City & County jobs are changing

Human resource professionals at the City of Midland and Midland County eye new strategies.

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Profile Q & A with Dr. Catherine Bodnar, Midland County Medical Director

What to know about RSV, COVID-19 and the flu going into the winter season

Development News The Chippewa Nature Center's Nature Art Show and Sale will be open to the public on Sat, December 3rd.

CNC sale has stood the test of time

Chippewa Nature Center's Nature Art Show and Sale offers gift alternatives to the high-tech world this Christmas

Partner Content The Magnet Recognition Program provides a roadmap to nursing excellence.

MyMichigan Health Receives Designation in Nursing Excellence, Culture fuels Magnet Program Success

MyMichigan Health achieves designation from The Magnet Recognition Program despite facing adversity. This distinction comes at the same time the health system makes Forbes “America’s Best Employers By State” list.

Feature Story Mrs. Claus & Santa at home...

Photo story: Santa arrives in Midland

Santa’s sleigh has landed in Midland! If you missed the big night, check out these photos from the event. Families can visit Santa at his house on the corner of M-20 and Main Street.  

Development News Reservations can be made for one of the four dining pods.

The H Hotel transforms courtyard into Winter Village

Cold, wintry temperatures can lead many of us to seek shelter indoors. The H Hotel’s latest transformation gives people plenty of reasons to enjoy their outdoor courtyard.   

Development News The MOMsemble will be performed Fri, December 2nd.

Creative 360 warms up December

Creative 360 presents events featuring moms, a Celtic band, and elves; great ways to be entertained during the holidays.

Development News Dow Gardens is open through the holidays except on Christmas and New Year's Day.

Holiday Events at Dow Gardens

With Thanksgiving next week, it’s official: the holiday season is here. Dow Gardens has a full lineup of activities, including indoor tours and outdoor walks, perfect to enjoy on a snowy day. 

Development News Currie Stadium in Midland's Emerson Park is slated for demolition.

Currie Stadium will never be forgotten

A major sports venue in Midland's Emerson Park will soon be history.

Feature Story The Santa House is located at the corner of M-20 and Main Street.

You’d better watch out: Santa’s coming to town!

On November 29, Santa's trek to Midland will begin. He'll turn on the Christmas lights at the courthouse and open the Santa House.

Development News The City of Midland is accepting applications for the 2023 Citizens Academy.

City of Midland invites residents to apply for 2023 Citizens Academy

The City of Midland is accepting applications for the 2023 Citizens Academy. The free, 10-week course is designed to give residents a behind-the-scenes look of how local government works within the community.   

Development News These maps with proposed remedies are published in the Flood Reduction Plan.

MBA releases Midland Flood Reduction Plan

Committee looks at berms, dams, pumps other mitigation efforts to help low-lying areas with flooding in Midland.

Feature Story  A lifelong Sanford resident, Jamie Mose has worked at Three Rivers Corporation for 18 years.

Village of Sanford Park to reopen in 2023

Rebuilding the Village of Sanford Park has been no small task. Rather than just reconstructing what was there, the village has seized the opportunity to build additional features.

Development News Firearm deer hunting season begins on Nov. 15.

Profile Q&A with Chad Stewart, Michigan DNR

Hunting, specifically deer hunting, is one of Michigan’s traditions. It’s part of our culture and it’s big business. In our Profile Q & A with a DNR specialist, we’ll talk about that and what hunters need to be aware of during the upcoming rifle season.

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Midland Center for the Arts ushers in holiday spirit with upcoming events

Midland Center for the Arts is kicking off the holiday season, with plenty of events for all ages. From concerts to comedy, to kids activities, there’s something for everyone to celebrate.

Feature Story Therapeutic Foster Care

'It Takes a Village' to Wrap Around Local Youth in Crisis, Parents in Survival Mode

Community Mental Health seeks volunteers to provide Therapeutic Foster Care homes for minors in need. Local children with serious emotional disturbance facing shortage of resources close to home.

Development News Erica Sprague is a science teacher and manages the "Home EricaNomics" Facebook page.

Catalyst Community:Change in Seasons-Erica Sprague

In the latest in a series of columns from different perspectives in our community, Catalyst Midland focuses on how a change in seasons fosters change in day to day life.  

Development News The Boo Bash in downtown Midland is one of several Halloween related events happening around town.

Halloween events in Midland

Whether you’re looking for good old fashioned family fun, or an after-dark, grown up evening, Midland has plenty of Halloween events. Here is a roundup of local happenings

Feature Story Hidden Harvest Food Delivery Specialist Tyler Hecht (center) making a delivery to the West Midland Family Center.

A friendship and partnership that helps those in need in the Midland area

For more than 20 years, the West Midland Family Center has coordinated with Hidden Harvest to alleviate hunger for community members in the high poverty area of western Midland County.   

Community Calendar

NAMI Midland Support Groups

Monday, December 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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