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Family Service and Children’s Aid Receives Grant to Educate Parents

Family Service and Children’s Aid recently received a $14,000 grant from the Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County.  The grant will help further Family Service and Children’s Aid’s mission to strengthen the emotional health and functioning of children, adults and families through counseling, education, foster care and adoption, advocacy and program development by providing parent support and education to Jackson families.

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Hackett Auto Museum Launches Speaker Series

(Jackson, Mich.) – The Hackett Auto Museum is proud to announce the inaugural season of its professional speaker series. The series will present four civic engagement events for the Jackson community this winter to educate attendees about the city’s rich automotive heritage.

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Saint Joseph Mercy Health System to Offer Low-cost Mammography Day October 18 and 19

CANTON, Mich. (October 15, 2018) — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Huron Valley Radiology, P.C. will offer low-cost 2D screening mammograms for $50 at the following locations:

  • St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea - October 18, 2018
  • St. Joseph Mercy Brighton, St. Joseph Mercy Canton Health Center, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Mary Mercy Livonia and the Arbor Health Center in Plymouth - October 19, 2018
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Consumers Energy Plugs in to Clean Energy Future, Turning to Electric Vehicles for Company Employees

Consumers Energy today announced plans to provide more electric vehicles for its employees -- a major step toward a clean energy future for Michigan.

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe said this morning that the company is now buying or leasing electric vehicles instead of purchasing new sedans that rely on gasoline. Poppe and an official from General Motors also announced the start of a pilot program to test smart charging for electric vehicle owners.          

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Blains Farm & Fleet is delighted to announce the grand opening celebration of its first new full-service Michigan store on September 20-22.

Please come tour the new store and see firsthand what makes this community focused, family-owned and operated store so unique. Meet Jane Blain Gilbertson, the 2nd generation CEO of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, who can can share more about Blain’s history and Midwestern roots – as Blain’s has been serving Midwest families and communities since 1955 with 39 stores in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa… and now Michigan! Blain’s is proud that in six decades it has never left a community where it has built a store.

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Creating a Healthier Community - Race to Health and Step by Step Family Wellness Day

The community is invited to participate in the 34th  annual Henry Ford Allegiance Race to Health and Step by Step Family Wellness Day on Saturday, September 22. Our vision is to create Michigan’s healthiest community through exceptional health care and inspiring a passion for wellness. This special community event supports that vision by encouraging people of all ages to develop healthier lifestyles through physical activity.

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Annual Unleash Your Heart Gala

Saturday, September 29th marks the 6th annual Unleash Your Heart Gala for Cascades Humane Society. The Gala is Cascades Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. As the name implies, it is a lovely evening out, featuring dinner, dessert, musical entertainment by Big Foot Bob, silent auction, raffles, and a live auction featuring Scott Clow as our auctioneer. The Gala is in its third year at the Country Club of Jackson.

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GREAT’s Annual Grand River Clean-Up

The members of the Grand River Environmental Action Team (G.R.E.A.T.) have the next activity scheduled for Saturday, September 8. This will be a Clean-up of the Grand River and will run from at 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM starting and ending in downtown Jackson.

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