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

Apr 9 2019

Robaire’s Bakery brings the American Dream alive, one cinnamon roll at a time

2019-05-10T09:21:30+00:00April 9th, 2019|Epicenter|

Brooke Malley has been working at Robaire's Bakery on Mission, just north of Broomfield, for about a year and a half, and has no plans to leave the tiny shop where there's, "love in every bite," any time soon. "It's a very home grown business," says Malley, "Everyone puts their all into everything they do." The way Malley

Mar 19 2019

A sense of place: New Mt. Pleasant visitors guides promote city and region

2019-05-10T09:22:07+00:00March 19th, 2019|Epicenter|

Small town big culture. Small town big flavor. Small town big family fun.Those are just a few of the headlines taken from the annual Mt. Pleasant Area Visitors Guide recently released by the Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.The brochure highlights much of what Mt. Pleasant and the rest of Isabella County has to offer each year.Recreation opportunities,

Mar 12 2019

For the Perry family a journey to health included a brand new business

2019-05-10T09:23:33+00:00March 12th, 2019|Epicenter|

The family that juices together stays together. At least that's the case for the Perrys. A few years ago, patriarch Doug Perry was facing some serious health issues and his family wanted to help him feel better. So all five of them – Doug, his wife Laurie, and their children Mitch, Korynne, and Grant – started researching best

Mar 12 2019

Mt. Pleasant arts organization plans busy spring of programming

2019-05-10T09:24:07+00:00March 12th, 2019|Epicenter|

The Mt. Pleasant-based arts organization Art Reach of Mid Michigan has announced its exhibition and programming schedule for this spring season.The With Her Eyes exhibition debuted at the Morey Family Gallery at Art Reach in downtown Mt. Pleasant this past Monday, March 4, and runs through Friday, March 29. The exhibit features the work of three

Feb 10 2019

Public art campaign seeks submissions

2019-04-10T14:03:47+00:00February 10th, 2019|Epicenter|

An Isabella County public art tradition has once again launched throughout several local communities. Art Reach of Mid Michigan has opened up the submission window for its 11th annual Festival of Banners. The public art campaign is requesting that residents, schools, and businesses submit their own banner designs now through Friday, Feb. 15. Approximately 300 banners will

Feb 5 2019

Nine ideas for Valentine’s Day romance in mid-Michigan by Epicenter Mt. Pleasant

2019-02-07T11:42:22+00:00February 5th, 2019|Epicenter|

Your love life doesn't have to cool down with the weather. From sweet treats to B&Bs, we've compiled a list of ideas to help you create a perfect day with your special someone right here in Isabella county.   Enjoy an evening of comedy with Central Michigan University’s Trap Door Improv. Admission is free for performances

Jan 29 2019

Local teen taking community arts pavilion from concept to concrete by Epicenter Mt. Pleasant

2019-01-31T08:35:28+00:00January 29th, 2019|Epicenter|

While some teens might shy away from a multi-year, six-figure project, Taylor Idema isn’t stopping until she and host of community partners complete her vision of a new arts pavilion in Island Park . Idema, currently a senior at Mt. Pleasant High School, has gathered more than $200,000 and widespread government and community support for an

Jan 29 2019

Annual winter-time obstacle course and 5K race grows in popularity by Epicenter Mt. Pleasant

2019-01-31T08:33:17+00:00January 29th, 2019|Epicenter|

With several inches of snow on the ground and temperatures hovering around freezing, it’s hard for some to imagine that anyone would be outside for longer than necessary this weekend. Yet more than 400 people are registered to take part in the annual Man Vs. Mountain 5K obstacle race on Saturday, Feb. 2. And with registration