Feb 20 2020

Local legends: the stories behind 5 of Mt. Pleasant’s most popular bars

2020-02-21T12:03:41+00:00February 20th, 2020|Epicenter|

In 1933, in the small town of Mt. Pleasant the bar business was booming. Prohibition had just ended, and in its wake a myriad of pubs and bars were popping up all over town. Some of those establishments continue to be prominent in the community today; but given their storied histories, there’s more to these local

Feb 6 2020

Nightlife in the Great Lakes Bay Region: 7 can’t-miss options for live entertainment

2020-02-07T08:26:01+00:00February 6th, 2020|Epicenter|

Whether you’re a regular in the late-night music scene or just looking for occasional live entertainment after dark, the Great Lakes Bay Region has plenty to offer. I spent the past several weekends exploring local nightlife (tough job, I know), and discovered a trove of talent and unique destinations: Full bands, stripped-down acoustic sets, dive-bar karaoke,

Jan 23 2020

Big changes coming to Mt. Pleasant in 2020: Broadway Lofts progress, summer murals, and more

2020-01-27T08:50:13+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Epicenter|

The new year is bringing plenty of changes to Mt. Pleasant. As 2020 kicks off with snow and ice, the community can look ahead to a spring that promises new growth in more ways than one. Developers are expecting to break ground in March on the Broadway Lofts, a four-story mixed-use project at 410 W. Broadway

Jan 23 2020

Central Michigan International Film Festival will feature new events, return to Broadway Theatre

2020-01-27T08:49:19+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Epicenter|

The Central Michigan International Film Festival is returning to Mt. Pleasant next month, promising a wide range of independent films, filmmaker Q&As, free movies for families, and even a hands-on filmmaking program for local high schoolers. The 17th annual festival, held Feb. 5-9 at four locations in Mt. Pleasant, will feature five jam-packed days of indie

Jan 16 2020

An obstacle course, film festival, and polar plunge: Tourism group promotes wintertime fun in town

2020-01-16T09:48:27+00:00January 16th, 2020|Epicenter|

In what’s become an annual tradition around these parts, the Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau began the new year with the release of its seasonal events calendar. The 65 Days of Winter calendar highlights the myriad of activities available in and around Mt. Pleasant. For though it’s a season often covered in ice and

Nov 7 2019

Teaming up: The impact of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational

2019-11-13T09:48:56+00:00November 7th, 2019|Epicenter|

After the cameras stopped filming, the crowds left, and the tents came down at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the event’s impact continues to make positive ripples in the region. With local impact in mind, the tournament set the goal of contributing more than $500,000 directly to the region. As a part of the tournament’s

Nov 7 2019

Dance showcase features community members banding together to raise funds for the United Way

2019-11-13T09:49:40+00:00November 7th, 2019|Epicenter|

In a unique opportunity to raise money for the community, Central Michigan University is hosting the Dance United fundraiser. The annual dance showcase is more about raising funds for the United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties than it is about judging participants on their dance moves. The 8th annual Dance United fundraiser for United Way

Oct 17 2019

Mt. Pleasant tourism group promotes life in central Michigan with fall photo contest and more

2019-10-21T11:11:42+00:00October 17th, 2019|Epicenter|

Time is winding down for a chance to win $100 in gift cards to local business and the opportunity to show off your photo skills to the community. Submissions for the fifth annual #FeelsLikeFall Instagram Photo Contest are currently open now through Tuesday, Oct. 22. The photo contest is held by the Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and

Oct 10 2019

Haunted forest returns to Mid’s Harrison campus with a ‘Manic Maze’ set to debut in Mt. Pleasant

2019-10-11T08:38:43+00:00October 10th, 2019|Epicenter|

In what’s become a Halloween tradition, Deadwood Grove is once again returning to the Harrison campus of Mid Michigan College. Each year, the nearly 20 miles of trails on the Harrison campus are transformed into a haunted forest. This year, however, marks an expansion of the event. Parts of Mid’s Mt. Pleasant campus have been turned

Sep 19 2019

The Great Lakes Bay Region wants you to come home in October

2019-09-23T09:43:27+00:00September 19th, 2019|Epicenter|

If you grew up in the Great Lakes Bay Region, you’re invited to come home on Oct. 11 and discover what’s new in your hometown. Between the Northern Lower Peninsula and the Greater Flint Area, the eight counties of Bay, Arenac, Midland, Isabella, Saginaw, Gladwin, Clare, and Gratiot, make up the Great Lakes Bay Region. Small

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