Development News The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Midland Center for the Arts fall season offers entertainment and education for all ages

 Midland Center for the Arts is kicking off fall programming with educational and entertaining options for all ages. Symphony performances, concerts, community theatre, science, education, art workshops, and more are included in the lineup.   

Development News 90th anniversary for the Midland Lions Club

Profile Q & A focuses on the Midland Lions Club

In our series about local service organizations and their impact on our community, Catalyst interviews the president of the Midland Lions Club.

Feature Story MYPros Marybeth Penkala and Kevin LaDuke present a check to Stacie Scherman, Nor'East Outdoors

MyPros making an impact

A crowdfunding initiative by young professionals is helping local businesses and the community.

In The News The Boulevard Lounge is located  at 316 S. Saginaw Road in Midland.

Bully for “The Bully”

The Boulevard Lounge, a fixture in Midland’s bar/restaurant scene, has updated the front and the back of the house.

Development News Image of planned new Nature Education Center at the Chippewa Nature Center

Chippewa Nature Center to expand with new education center

The Chippewa Nature Center has announced plans for expansion, focusing on building nature connections for the youth of today and tomorrow. Their plans include a new Nature Education Center. 

Development News The groundbreaking for the Grove Park restroom project was held on Sept 7, 2023.

A Changing Place improves accessibility

A new, first of its kind “inclusive” restroom facility will be built in Grove Park.

Longform A number of financial incentives for post-secondary education help those interested in an early education career.

Michigan looks to create a better career path for early childhood educators

Improved career pathways, state incentives, and improved wages are essential to recruiting and retaining the early education workforce needed for the PreK for All roll-out.

Development News Neighboring Week is September 24-30.

Neighboring Week planning underway

There are a variety of ways you can take part in Neighboring Week in Midland, September 24-30.

Feature Story Operation 40K logo

Operation 40K: A population growth initiative for the Great Lakes Bay Region

A multi-tiered effort is underway to increase the region's population.

Longform Participants at Ypsilanti PreK for All listening session.

PreK for All listening sessions gather feedback from parents, childcare providers, and educators

PreK for All listening sessions in Michigan's 10 prosperity regions gather feedback from parents, childcare providers, and educators.

Feature Story The passing of MI SB0227 would improve mental health care ofr Michigan's children.

Community mental health agencies want more options for helping Michigan's children

Michigan's community mental health agencies address children’s mental health care but need legislative change to do it better.

Development News Logo-Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition

Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition’s goal is to foster a thriving community

The Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition works with over 50 organizations to offer workshops, training and other resources focused on overall wellbeing in and out of the workplace.

Development News logo-Breaking Bread Village

Community invited to panel discussion focused on Honesty and Transparency

The Breaking Bread Village is breaking down barriers to important conversations. Their next LIVE show is on August 29. 

Feature Story Look familiar?

What to do with unwanted electronics and appliances

When a TV or computer dies, it often sits on a shelf in the basement or garage. Catalyst learned how you can properly dispose of it.

Partner Content AAoM held a back-to-school event at Corner Health in Ypsilanti on Aug. 16.

Health and wellness are the building blocks for a successful school yearAAoM helps little Michiganders with autism be prepared.

Prioritizing children’s health and wellness is the first step toward ensuring they are prepared for a successful school year and able to fully participate in learning.

Development News NAMI Family to Family

Help offered for families of persons living with a mental illness

The Midland affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has opened registration for their free Family-to-Family program this fall. The eight-session course helps caregivers and family members of those living with a mental illness.

Development News Erica Sprague is starting her 20th year in teaching.

Catalyst Community: Teaching

In the latest in a series of columns from different perspectives in the community, Catalyst focuses on the important role teachers have in our lives.

Development News Flooding over the deck of the Currie Parkway Bridge, May 21, 2020

Midland excited by flood remediation grants

The new state budget provides money to help the City of Midland mitigate future floods.

Longform Michigan's goal is to have the voluntary universal pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds in place by 2027.

PreK for All: Other states and cities share models for Michigan’s universal preschool program

A wealth of knowledge is available from other states and cities in building a universal preschool program for Michigan.  

Feature Story Posing for a first day of school picture.

Midland returns to school for fall semester

Students can't lose with the wide variety of high-quality educational opportunities in Midland.

Community Calendar

NAMI Midland Support Groups

Monday, October 9, 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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November 3, 2023, 7:30pm
REFLEX is a unique theatrical experience that builds an unlikely but beautiful relationship between the ambition of space exploration and the art of juggling. Raised in Ohio, resident of Sweden, Professor of Juggling Jay Gilligan brings his international award-winning ...
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November 4, 2023, 7:30pm
The Midland Symphony Orchestra will perform picturesque works from around the globe, featuring musical depictions of inspiring vistas – physical and metaphorical. The Orchestra will take you on a thrilling journey guided by bassist Kebra-Seyoun Charles, playing a ...
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze

November 17 & 18, 2023, 7:30pm & Nov. 18 @ 2:00pm
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE dazzles with a brilliant and whimsical family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a Broadway-style production around an infusion of contemporary circus arts. As lights dim and the music swells, audiences will have visions of ...
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