Jul 15 2021

7 great reasons to call Isabella County home

July 15th, 2021|Epicenter|

Isabella County is ready to welcome you home. “We’re a small community with the kind of big-city amenities so many people are searching for these days,” says Chris Rowley, Executive Director of the Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We’re known for our friendly faces, abundant places, and comfortable paces.” Home to Central Michigan University

Jun 24 2021

StoryWalk, an outdoor reading activity, to be built in Rosebush

June 24th, 2021|Epicenter|

A new and permanent activity is coming to a park in Rosebush this summer. A StoryWalk will be installed in Isabella Township Park to provide local families with an interactive, outdoor reading experience. Created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, a StoryWalk is an interactive story aimed at

Jun 17 2021

New boutique in Mt. Pleasant prepares for grand opening

June 17th, 2021|Epicenter|

Opening this summer in Mt. Pleasant, local resident Lindsey Msibi is launching a new boutique to offer residents modern boho looks both in store and online. “We’re channeling a very light and bright, airy feel,” says Msibi, owner of Cozy + Fresh Apparel & Home Decor Boutique. “We’re carrying a lot of boutique style clothing as

Apr 15 2021

Central Escapes brings puzzle-solving fun to Mt. Pleasant

April 15th, 2021|Epicenter|

Charlene Northon and her husband Kevin have owned and operated Central Escapes in Mt. Pleasant for just over three years now, but it wasn’t long before then that inspiration for the business struck as a result of family memories. Charlene Northon defines an escape room as a “physical adventure game in which 2-8 players solve a

Mar 11 2021

Over 1,000 pizzas donated through The Cabin’s Pizza 4 Hope program

March 11th, 2021|Epicenter|

When Michigan shut down indoor dining in 2020, local restaurant owner John Hunter wanted to find a way to give back to the community while continuing to provide employment for his workers. Hunter, who owns The Cabin, Hunter’s Ale House, and O’Kelly’s, found a solution in Pizza 4 Hope. “We were trying to connect frontline workers

Dec 17 2020

Stakeholders across Mid-Michigan collaborate on strategic plan to develop Chippewa River Water Trail

December 17th, 2020|Epicenter|

Flowing for over 90 miles, the Chippewa River touches a wide variety of communities, and there are many people and organizations interested and invested in its future – from students at Central Michigan University to residents who live along the river, from the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks to Midland County Parks and Recreation, from downtown

Oct 22 2020

Isabella County parks offer year-round opportunities for recreation

October 22nd, 2020|Epicenter|

There has always been significant value in the parks, but since the quarantine resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, more people have been driven outdoors, motivated to find new opportunities for recreation. In their search, many have discovered their local parks and developed a newfound appreciation for them. Parks offer more to communities than an area to

Oct 1 2020

Local Legends: 4 diners that deliver delicious meals and deals in central Michigan

October 1st, 2020|Epicenter|

Every movie or television show set in the 1950’s has one: a local diner. Depending on individual specialties, the establishment may be famous for burgers, pies, milkshakes, coffee, or exceptional service. What central Michigan diners offer competes valiantly with any national chain or franchise. Here’s four – but not nearly close to all – of the

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