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Development News The tournament is offering an additional day of free admission on Wednesday, July 13.

Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational 2022 does it “fore” the community

The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational returns to the Midland Country Club, July 10-16. The event includes the top professional women golfers in competition, family-friendly events, Eat Great Trail food pop-ups, and much more.

Development News Recipe-cutting board

Catalyst Community: Recipes-Erica Sprague

In the latest in a series of columns from different perspectives in our community, Catalyst Midland focuses on the value of the little traditions in our daily lives.

Feature Story Mivra Saul, 7, and a shark in one of several play stations in Youth Services where flood damage was extensive.

After two years following the May 2020 flood, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is fully reopened

While the library took a hit during the 2020 disaster, it’s come back to new life with some new services!  

Development News Dow Gardens is one of the spots featured in Peter Owen's video.

Top Ten Things to Do in Midland

Peter Owen has a unique perspective of Midland. He grew up here but now lives in California. On a recent visit, he produced a video titled, “Midland, Michigan:  Top 10 Things to Do.”  

Development News There are some free-play games, as well as quarter machines which range from 25 cents to $1.

New beercade levels up downtown entertainment scene

Brinstar, a new beercade, is now open in downtown Midland. The restaurant, located on Main St., features vintage and new arcade games, a full menu, beer on tap, and mixed drinks.

Feature Story Water feature at Longview Spray Park

With the temperature rising this week, we’re looking for places to cool down

School’s out, the weather is hot, and summer is here. It’s time to showcase what the City of Midland and Midland County have to offer to help you cool down.

Development News Field technician treats standing water.

Profile Q&A with Carl Doud, Midland Co. Mosquito Control

In our Profile Q&A, we focus on Carl Doud, the director of Mosquito Control for Midland County. He’s served in that role since 2014. Doud and his staff deal with the irritating insects who can also carry disease.  

Development News The festival will be held in the Larkin Parking Garage.

Tapped Beer Festival parks at new location

Tapped Beer Festival returns to downtown Midland, in a new location for its seventh annual event. The festival features live music, food vendors, craft beverage samples, lounge areas, and outdoor games at Larkin Parking Garage on Sat,  June 18.  

Feature Story The club meets three times per year.

Midland 100 Club proudly donates again

The Midland 100 Club, made up of almost 600 members, meets at the Midland Center for the Arts three times per year and selects two beneficiary organizations at each meeting.

Development News Winner Winner chicken sandwich

New Restaurant Focuses on ‘Bird, Bacon, Bun’ Menu Items

A new restaurant, Winner Winner, is now open in Midland. The business features chicken. It's located on Midland's east side.  

Development News The view of the MyMichigan Heart and Vascular Center from W. Sugnet Street in Midland.

Catalyst Community: Architecture-MyMichigan Heart & Vascular Center

In the sixth article in a Catalyst Community series, we’ll focus on the architectural design of the MyMichigan Heart and Vascular Center   

Feature Story Patricia McFarland (far right) teaches prep of caramel coating to (from left), Cerease Martin, and Charlotte Raft. Gene McFarland looks on.

Pop-Pop's serves as a small business incubator

A small business that specializes in popcorn also helps grow other small businesses. Pop-Pop's in Midland's Center City rents some of its space to new small businesses and offers support and guidance.   

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.

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NAMI Midland Support Groups

Monday, July 11, 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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