Jun 4 2020

With health precautions in place, farmers market season kicks off at Mt. Pleasant’s Island Park

2020-06-04T11:16:16+00:00June 4th, 2020|Epicenter|

The familiar sights and sounds of neighbors milling about the Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market will seem a little different this year, at least in the beginning of the season. Health and safety restrictions and precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have dictated a change in the way we do many things these days.But the market, including

Jun 4 2020

Chippewa River offers wide variety of fun summer activities

2020-06-04T11:15:27+00:00June 4th, 2020|Epicenter|

Summer is just around the corner and with any luck the warm weather will provide a reprieve from the cabin-fever of quarantine. One place to enjoy the Mt. Pleasant summertime is the Chippewa River, which provides a variety of opportunities for summer fun that can be adapted to social distancing recommendations. Here are four fun ways

Apr 30 2020

Mt. Pleasant to install repair stations for bicyclists

2020-05-01T13:52:48+00:00April 30th, 2020|Epicenter|

The City of Mt. Pleasant is addressing its vision of a bikeable community by installing bicycle repair stations at three different locations. Director of Parks and Public Spaces Chris Bundy said the stations have been assembled and are ready for installment in late May or early June once the weather changes. “These are great products that

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

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