Development News Jessica & Steve Roth will perform at the event on Sat, May 21st.

Sanford concert celebrates recovery and rebuilding for flood anniversary

Coleman Faith United Methodist Church is hosting a concert on Saturday, May 21. The event, which includes food and music, celebrates the survivor spirit across the flood-affected communities, and honors those who helped with rebuilding and recovery.   

Development News Conceptual drawing of the Midland Center for the Arts

Midland Center for the Arts: The Center of Possibility

The Midland Center for the Arts will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation with hopes to become a statewide and national destination.Center officials have announced  a $47 million improvement project to elevate the guest experience all while maintaining the vision of architect, Alden B. Dow.

Feature Story Over 700 wells in Gladwin County had problems following the 2020 disaster.

Disaster case managers are still working to help people recover from the 2020 disaster

Our community came together to help people recover from one of the larger disasters in our state’s history, but the work’s not done yet. Catalyst looks at the efforts of the disaster case managers, two years after the dams were breached on Wixom and Sanford Lakes.  

In The News The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints was built in 1942. It's now Christ Covenant Church.

Mid-Century Modern Midland meeting on Sat, May 14

A historic church in Midland will be the site of a meeting where a progress report will be presented on the efforts of Mid-Century Modern Midland.

Development News The Midland Area Farmers Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am-1pm.

Midland Area Farmers Market is open for the season

This past Saturday marked the official  opening for the Midland Area Farmers Market 2022 season. The market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dow Diamond East parking lot.

Development News The information on how to keep kids safe while online has become “more of a need.”

Free seminar for parents to address how to keep kids safe online

Digital Mitten, a local social media company,  will host a parent seminar at Bay City Western High School on Tuesday, May 17th, at 6:30 p.m. titled “Keeping Kids Safe Online.”  

Feature Story Eric Fisher, agriscience instructor, with some of the students

Coleman’s Agriscience Program: A Hands-On Approach to Career Readiness

With 25% of the workforce having a connection to agriculture, Coleman Community School’s Agriscience Program aims to prepare students for the many career possibilities in their future.   

Development News Opening Day ceremonies will be held on the Miracle Field on Sat, May 14.

Miracle League's Opening Day, May 14, in Midland

Opening Day for the Middle of the Mitt Miracle League is Saturday, May 14 in Midland’s Central Park. The public is welcome to attend the baseball games. The Middle of the Mitt Miracle Field was built with the support of many donors and was coordinated by the City of Midland’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Development News Crazy Vines Winery is located at 37 East Saginaw Road in Sanford.

Crazy Vines Winery to open in Sanford, May 19

A new winery, Crazy Vines, is slated to open May 19 in Sanford. The business will serve wine, charcuterie boards, breads and oils, and cheesecakes.

Feature Story Stacie Scherman (L) and Cindy Vickery take part in a MCSAR field training program.

Midland County Search and Rescue is there when you need them

It’s a nightmare scenario when a young child or an elderly parent wanders away from home and can’t be found. That’s when Midland County Search and Rescue, a team of trained volunteers, is called in to begin the search.

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Home & Outdoor Living Expo at Dow Diamond this weekend

Home building and remodeling are the main attractions at Dow Diamond in Midland this weekend. The Home Builders Association of Midland County will present the Home & Outdoor Living Expo.  

Development News The Freeland Walleye Festival first started with fishing and the walleye tournament.

Freeland Walleye Festival Returns with fishing, carnival, yard sales, duck races, and more

The 36th annual Walleye Festival returns to Freeland from April 28 through May 1. This year’s festivities include fishing, a beer tent, live music, carnival, car show, corn hole, disc golf, duck races, fireworks, kids trout pond, parade, and yard sales.

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

Catalyst Community: Teaching Skills-Erica Sprague

In the latest in a series of columns from different perspectives in our community, Catalyst Midland focuses on the teaching that happens in a classroom that goes beyond facts and figures. 

Feature Story Team Rennason won the Nickless Innovation Award.

Midland High students develop VR prototype for Parkinson’s patients

Local high school students competed for the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award on Saturday, April 23. Between the top three winning teams, $64,000 were granted in individual scholarships and STEM grants for their respective schools.  

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New contest for small and emerging Michigan snack makers offers $50K in cash prizes and more

“The growth of new small craft and niche snack food companies in Michigan is exciting,” says Duncan Smith, President and COO of All Star Services, Inc. “All Star Services is a growing small business and we want to help bring more focus to the growing segment of snack food companies in Michigan.”

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Midland Reads Poetry Event

In celebration of National Poetry Month and Shakespeare’s birthday, Midland Reads Poetry takes place on April 24 at Creative 360. The free, all-ages event welcomes participants to read original poetry and enjoy the creative writing form. 

Development News Taco-U offers a taco with sliced beef.

New fundraising event showcases local restaurants

It's been a challenging two years for restaurants. A new fundraising event will promote local food establishments during Midland Restaurant Week, April 26-May 7.

Feature Story Close-up-Marijuana

Why Bay City allows marijuana sales and Midland doesn’t

With 4/20 a few days away, we asked why does Bay City allow the sale of marijuana and Midland doesn’t? Read to find out the rationale for each city.

Development News Guitar-Summer Camp-MCFTA

Midland Center for the Arts Launches Summer Camps

Registration is now available for the annual summer camps at the Midland Center for the Arts. They’ll hold sessions for preschoolers through eighth graders, in a variety of disciplines, including science, art, history, and the performing arts.   

Development News The 2022 Michigan Fishing Guide reports that sports fishing has a $4 billion impact on the state’s economy annually including 38,000 jobs.

Profile Q & A: Jeff Jolley, Michigan DNR

In our Profile Q&A, we focus on Jeff Jolley, a fisheries supervisor for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The 2022/23 fishing license season got underway on April 1st. Fishing has a major impact on the state and our region’s economy, our environment, and way of life.   

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NAMI Midland Support Groups

Monday, June 13, 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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