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

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