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Feature Story Some two dozen bowls were made by Dr. K from the Levys’ silver maple.

Honoring a century old tree with the help of a Midland artist/woodworker

A Midland woodworker and retired Dow Chemical Co. chemist helps a local couple take the remains of a 100 year old tree on historic property and turn it into items that have been shared with neighbors, friends and family. 

Development News Terwillegar says the mission is to give back and support 4-H groups and children with special needs.

Hooves & Hearts Thrift Store Gives Back to Community

A new thrift store, Hooves & Hearts, sells donated items to support 4-H programs, and youth with special needs in Midland County. With a successful opening on March 1, the store aims to give back even more to the community later this year.   

Development News Erica Sprague presents "Home EricaNomics" on Facebook.

Catalyst Community: Home EricaNomics-Erica Sprague

 In the latest in a series of columns from different perspectives in our community, Catalyst Midland focuses on home economics, shared by someone who teaches both inside and outside the classroom.

Feature Story Welcome Sign-The Bridge

The Bridge Food Center, non-profit grocery store, serves the community

The Bridge Food Center in Midland, a non-profit, offers groceries just above wholesale prices.

Development News A couple of young visitors look into the Sugar House.

Chippewa Nature Center hosts Maple Syrup Day, March 19

After a two-year absence, Maple Syrup Day returns to the Chippewa Nature Center on Sat, March 19. The sweet treat is a food that originated in our region.

Development News "It’s filled with natural light, color, angles, and perspectives."

Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Tours Open to Public

Alden B. Dow Home and Studio public tours are now available for reservations. The historic architectural standout opens its doors for 1.5-hour long tours through colorful and naturally-lit space.

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"Help Wanted" Employers are taking different approaches to fill jobs

A large corporation and a pizza shop franchise owner in the Great Lakes Bay Region are making several efforts to attract job candidates.

Development News NAMI Family to Family

NAMI Midland provides information and comfort to families facing mental health challenges

 In the latest in a series of columns from different perspectives in our community, Catalyst Midland focuses on mental health and a program offered by NAMI Midland to help families help their loved ones struggling with mental illness.

Development News The LAB camp is open to 6th through 11th graders.

Northwood offers LAB summer camp to future entrepreneurs

A camp designed to inspire an entrepreneurial spirit is being offered this summer by Northwood University for 6th through 11th graders  

Feature Story Youth Survey Results

Youth survey highlights concerns about teens

Midland County youth reported overall declines in traits that reduce risk-taking behavior, according to the latest Midland County Youth Study. Organizers of the study celebrated teens as having a better understanding of diversity and inclusion. The report suggests young people focus on service projects to others as an important way to increase self-worth and purpose.  

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MyMichigan Health CEO & husband die in plane crash

MyMichigan Health President and CEO Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., FACHE, 62, and her husband Don died following a plane crash in northwest Florida on Tuesday evening.

Development News Balance class at Senior Services

Chronic pain workshop at Senior Services

Chronic pain can lead to frustration, depression and isolation. Senior Services of Midland County offers a series of classes to assist with chronic pain management.  

Development News Chris Mundhenk is the president and general manager of the Great Lakes Loons.

Profile Q & A: Chris Mundhenk, Great Lakes Loons

In our Profile Q & A, we focus on Chris Mundhenk, in his second year as the president and general manager of the Great Lakes Loons, Midland’s minor league baseball team. Opening Day is on Friday, April 8 at Dow Diamond.   

Feature Story Jameson Baker places a pizza in the oven.

Owners' son thrives at Pizza Baker

Young adults with disabilities have many resources in the Midland area to work and thrive. Business owners Jim and Janet Baker of Pizza Baker work alongside their son Jameson who has Asperger's Syndrome. He’s thriving and performing tasks, exceeding their expectations. 

Development News Studies show that natural light not only improves student performance, but has an impact on health, wellness, and academic performance.

Architectural design for learningIn the fifth article in a Catalyst Community series, we’ll focus on architectural designs for learning.

In the fifth article in a Catalyst Community series, we’ll focus on architectural designs for learning.  

Development News Poster-Northwood Human Library

Northwood University "Human Library"

Northwood University invites community storytellers for its human library event on Tuesday, April 5. The free event aims to break down barriers and challenge stereotypes via ‘human book’ storytellers.

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Consumers Energy improving infrastructure in Midland

Consumers Energy is making major infrastructure improvements in Midland. It's part of a long-term goal to become carbon neutral.

Development News The City of Coleman occupies one square mile and has a population of 1,262.

Profile Q & A: Steve Miller, Coleman Mayor

In our  Profile Q&A, we meet Steve Miller, the mayor of the City of Coleman, a community located on the west end of Midland County. He talks about Coleman's assets, challenges, and relationship to Midland.

Development News Three Bridges plans to open with 8 to 12 beers on draft.

Three Bridges Distillery opening on March 3

A new distillery and taproom, Three Bridges, is slated to open March 3 in downtown Midland. The business will serve beer, spirits, small plates, and eventually, made-in-house wine.

Feature Story Impact Analytical is a hub of analytical testing equipment. Among the benches are liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, and more.

Analytical laboratory makes lasting “Impact” on Midland

Impact Analytical is a contract research laboratory on the outskirts of Midland. Their focus is on testing. Think: personal care products, pharmaceuticals, or the water running through our pipes. In its few years as a company spun off from Michigan Molecular Institute, it’s grown significantly.  

Community Calendar

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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