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Development News Sam Price is the President/CEO of the Ten16 Recovery Network.

Catalyst Community: Ten16 Recovery Network

In the latest in a series of columns from different perspectives in our community, Catalyst Midland presents Sam Price, President/CEO of the Ten16 Recovery Network.

Development News Housing Summit featured several speakers at SVSU.

If we build housing, economic development will come

Regional leaders gathered at SVSU to talk about the positive impact housing has on economic development. During the Housing Summit, they talked about successes in each area and exchanged ideas about public tools to help private developers.

Feature Story Front entrance of LaLonde's Market on the corner of N. Jefferson and E. Sugnet in Midland.

LaLonde’s Market provides Midland community with full-service meat market and much more

Owners Scott and Emily MacNellis put in long hours with hands-on involvement, helping make their family business a success

Partner Content The Grand Rapids location will expand AAoM’s  Upbound Staffing employment program.

Upbound Staffing creates inclusive connections for employers and job seekers

Upbound Staffing helps prepare job candidates living with autism for all parts of a career search and assists businesses in making their work environments more inclusive.

Feature Story Kids

What do breastfeeding, sanitation, vaccines, and lead paint have in common? Public health.

Q&A with Norm Hess, executive director of the Michigan Association for Local Public Health.

Feature Story Boys in preschool

الأطفال في سن ما قبل المدرسة الذين يعيشون مع التوحد يستفيدون من التعليم المبكر بشكل كبير

تحدثت "تهم التعليم المبكر" عن هذا الموضوع المهم مع هيذر إيكنر، مديرة التعليم على مستوى الولاية في تحالف التوحد في ميشيغان (AAOM) وأم لطفلين يعيشان مع التوحد.

Feature Story Boys in preschool

Por qué los preescolares con autismo se benefician de la educación temprana

Early Education Matters habló sobre este importante tema con Heather Eckner, directora de educación estatal de la Autism Alliance of Michigan (Alianza para el Autismo de Michigan, AAOM) y madre de dos niños autistas.

Longform A Meals on Wheels Western Michigan volunteer makes a delivery.

Inflation, aging population, and loss of COVID funding impact Michigan Meals on Wheels programs

Many Meals on Wheels providers report that challenges have arisen as their client lists continue to grow thanks to an aging population, even as pandemic relief funding dries up.

Development News Jimmy Greene is the sales director special events for the Memorial Cup and Saginaw Spirit.

One of hockey’s bigger events will soon face off in the Great Lakes Bay Region

The Memorial Cup, a hockey tradition, is the focus of our Profile Q & A with Jimmy Greene.

Development News "The Rainbow Fish" will be performed at the Center for the Arts on Sun, Feb. 4.

Midland Center for the Arts winter programs

Winter is in full swing, and the Midland Center for the Arts has a diverse lineup of indoor winter programming for all ages. Comedy concerts, Broadway shows, educational brunch series, and more await this February

Partner Content Coleman Community Schools

School-based Health Center opens at Coleman Elementary

Access to care just became more convenient for students at Coleman Community Schools. MidMichigan Community Health Services opened a new School-based Health Center within Coleman Elementary School this month to serve students within the school district ages 5-21. 

Feature Story Julia Kepler, entrepreneur

Spend 24 hours in Midland with Julia Kepler, entrepreneur

Good things come in threes: How a Midland businesswoman balances a trio of stores alongside family and community connections.

Longform The MALPH staff: Jodie Shaver, Vickie Johnson, Edward Witherspoon, Gwen Tithoff, and Norm Hess.

Michigan Association for Local Public Health helps build health across the state

Michigan Association for Local Public Health advocates for policies, initiatives, and collaborations that build health across the state and individually through trainings and workforce assistance.

Feature Story Boys in preschool

Why preschoolers living with autism benefit from early education

 Early childhood education presents a golden opportunity to set up  children living with autism for academic success.

Longform Melanie Brim, former president and CEO of the Michigan Health Council.

How can Michigan solve its growing health care workforce shortage?Nonprofit Journal Project

One study found that nearly all of the 36 Michigan health care occupations it analyzed are projecting workforce shortages between now and 2032. What can be done?

Development News Toboggan Run at Midland's City Forest

City of Midland offers outdoor recreation to enjoy this winter

City of Midland Parks and Recreation has multiple parks, trails, sledding hills, ice skating rinks, cross-country skiing and seasonal events to help heat up the cold weather season.

Development News A winter's walk on the Pere Marquette Rail Triail.

Midland County Winter Recreation

Winter’s finally here.  Midland County has some nice offerings to help you enjoy the snow and cold.

Longform Most of Michigan’s counties having childcare deserts, areas that have three or more families competing for one available childcare slot.

Regional organizations help determine the childcare landscape within their own communities

The East-Central Michigan Child Care Coalition is working on expanding childcare organizations, serve more parents, and lower costs to families.   

In The News Members of the Midland County Sheriff's Office recently honored

Law enforcement job outlook a challenge

Midland County is advertising jobs with the Sheriff's Office.  Are job seekers interested in law enforcement?

Community Calendar

NAMI Midland Support Groups

Monday, May 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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