Sep 12 2019

Mt. Pleasant arts organization announces latest round of programming

2019-09-12T09:23:20+00:00September 12th, 2019|Epicenter|

From learning the basic fundamentals of drawing to upcycling would-be items of trash and turning them into abstract works of art, area residents have no shortage of opportunities to explore their inner selves through the joys of self-expression and creativity. Community arts organization Art Reach of Mid Michigan has been providing the region such opportunities since 1981

Sep 5 2019

Employee wellness and community involvement among goals of Corporate Cup Challenge on Island Park

2019-09-05T10:40:28+00:00September 5th, 2019|Epicenter|

The inaugural Corporate Cup Challenge kicks off on Island Park next week as seven teams of local businesses compete in a variety of events designed to encourage wellness and community among the ranks of the Mt. Pleasant area workforce. The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce organized the Corporate Cup, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11

Aug 22 2019

Enjoy a staycation or vacation in Isabella County at one of these charming Bed & Breakfasts

2019-08-22T15:20:28+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Epicenter|

If you are planning a vacation or a staycation in Isabella County, you may consider looking into one of the unique bed and breakfast establishments in the area. Whether Edwardian era elegance is your eye candy, you prefer a touch of the rugged wild west, or you’re looking for a European country atmosphere there are some

Aug 22 2019

Grand re-opening to be held for Friendship Field at the Discovery Museum

2019-08-22T15:16:05+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Epicenter|

While children may love to play in puddles, it’s their parents that might not be too excited to load their muddy kids back into the car after a day at the rain-soaked park. Friendship Field at Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum had drainage issues, says Ericka Pauly, event and marketing director for the museum. While the rain,

Aug 15 2019

A tour through Isabella County’s antique trail

2019-08-15T09:30:13+00:00August 15th, 2019|Epicenter|

The antique shops of Isabella County are ideally situated for a fun and rewarding antiquing day trip; and, the mid-Michigan countryside provides a rustic backdrop to the trip with a variety of seasonal displays. Start your trip at the Antiques and Uniques Marketplace, located at 520 E. Wright Avenue in the village of Shepherd, Michigan.  The

Aug 8 2019

Community celebrates new Island Park Arts Pavilion

2019-08-15T09:31:08+00:00August 8th, 2019|Epicenter|

Growing up in Mt. Pleasant, Taylor Idema has always been involved in music – singing at church, playing the piano and being part of her school’s band and orchestra. But something was missing: a place to hear and participate in music somewhere other than a school auditorium; a public space where students and families could come

Jul 25 2019

A user’s guide to eat your way across Isabella County

2019-07-25T09:34:54+00:00July 25th, 2019|Epicenter|

Good food, good friends, and good fun are three staples of great summer memories! If you’re looking for a fun summer day-trip with a group of friends, hop in the car and get ready to eat your way across Isabella County at these delicious stops. A word to the wise, though: wear stretchy pants on this

Jul 18 2019

United by art: Learn what makes four Mid-Michigan artists both unique and similar

2019-07-19T14:19:05+00:00July 18th, 2019|Epicenter|

With a variety of locations for artists to display their work or teach classes – such as Art Reach of Mid-Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Studio 23 in Bay City, and Imagine That! in Midland – as well as an assortment of “do-it-yourself” art shops, the Great Lakes Bay Region is becoming a nurturing hotbed for artistic

Jul 18 2019

Shepherd coffee roasters work from home but look to a mobile future

2019-07-25T10:15:59+00:00July 18th, 2019|Epicenter|

Hardtack Coffee Company started out as a hobby, the finished product ending in the coffee pots of family and friends. Dan Maloney had visited an old Army buddy in Oregon, who showed Dan his home coffee roasting operation. Inspired, Dan began roasting his own coffee beans in a cast iron Dutch oven right on his kitchen

Apr 9 2019

Football and art collides in Clare for A Northern Tradition fundraising gala

2019-04-11T11:55:12+00:00April 9th, 2019|Epicenter|

Members of the community are getting ready to huddle up for a popular event that takes place each spring.Tickets are still available for Mid Michigan College’s annual fundraising gala A Northern Tradition. The event is planned for Sunday, April 14 at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare.Since its inception 17 years ago, A Northern Tradition has raised