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Jacksonopolis | August 3, 2015

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Soaring to New Heights at the Hot Air Jubilee

July 17, 2015 |

The weather cleared and the wind was just calm enough to get some balloons off the ground for the first night of the 2015 Hot Air Jubilee.

Photo by David Buchanan


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Grass Lake Traffic Jam’in

July 15, 2015 |

On July 10th and 11th the community of Grass Lake closed its streets to allow for various entertainment activities. Photos by Shawn Whitehead – Framed Creations




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Hot Air Jubilee 2015 Preview

July 10, 2015 |

The Media Flights are a great chance to get an up close and personal preview of the upcoming Hot Air Jubilee. The weather turned out great and the launch was beautiful!


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Independence Day Fireworks @ Cascades

July 4, 2015 |

Friday night Independence Day fireworks at Cascades – Photos by Dave Bostedor III –




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Blacksmithing at Waterloo Farm Museum

June 29, 2015 |

The smell of campfires and coal fired stoves filled the air during the Blacksmiths-Soldiers and Log Cabin Weekend at Waterloo Farm & Dewey School Museum! The educational weekend featured Blacksmiths and a Civil War Encampment along with demonstrations of other historical craft making … Read More

2nd Anniversary Pig Roast at Grand River Brewery

June 25, 2015 |

Wednesday, June 24th, was the Grand River Brewery and Winery’s 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PIG ROAST! Guest enjoyed live music by Sam Corbin (of The Lincoln County Process), a special 2 Year Anniversary Beer and a hog roast with all the fixin’s.

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Carp Carnival

June 23, 2015 |

The 58th annual Carp Carnival was held this past weekend in Michigan Center – Photos by Ashley Smith – Mashed Media




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Quicken Loans 400 – Sunday at MIS

June 14, 2015 |

Kurt Busch driving for Haas Automation in a Chevrolet won a rain shortened Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The race had numerous delays for rain showers throughout Sunday afternoon. The race was called after 138 of the 200 … Read More

Great Clips 250 – Saturday at MIS

June 13, 2015 |

Kyle Busch started in the 11th position and found his way to the winners circle by winning the Great Clips 250 Xfinity Series race Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Busch passed Chase Elliot with 3 laps remaining to claim … Read More

Friday at the Michigan International Speedway

June 13, 2015 |

Race weekend kicked off Friday with qualifying for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race and the ARCA Racing Series Corrigan Oil 200. Kasey Kahne driving a Chevrolet sponsored by Great Clips won the pole position with a qualifying speed of 201.99 mph. … Read More

11th Annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival

June 9, 2015 |

The Ella Sharp Museum hosted the 11th Annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival on June 6, 2015. There were more than 30 Michigan wineries and breweries, 40 artists, and nearly 2,500 guests!

Photos by David Bostedor.


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May Downtown Cruise In

May 28, 2015 |

On Friday 5/22/15, the streets of downtown Jackson were filled with classic cars for the start of this years’ monthly summer cruise ins. – Photos by Shawn Whitehead – Framed Creations




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May 25, 2015 |

To kick off the opening of the new layout for the Cascades Falls and to start this weekend’s Memorial Day remembrance, the Cascades Falls hosted it’s annual Memorial Day Celebration – Photos by David Bostedor III –



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Jacksonopolis iPhone app is here!

May 23, 2015 |

Want to get the full mobile experence for Jacksonopolis? Check out the new Jacksonopolis iPhone app.

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A Closer Look at Bark for Life 2015

May 6, 2015 |

Bark For Life is a community event inviting dog lovers to fight back against cancer, as well as bring awareness to our community.

Photos by David Bostedor


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April 29, 2015 |

On Saturday 4/25/15 and Sunday 4/26/15 ART634 hosted the annual Fairy Festival where kids dressed as fairies or elves and enjoyed arts and crafts throughout the building. Photos by Shawn Whitehead – Framed Creations




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Prehistoric discovery during Dig Downtown Jackson

April 1, 2015 |

The Dig Downtown Jackson project uncovered some surprising artifacts this morning. The discovery of the 45′ prehistoric dinosaur skeleton beneath the streets of Jackson, Michigan will not slow down the construction process. Like many of the old building in downtown, … Read More

Sugar and Shearing Festival

March 31, 2015 |

On Sunday 3/29/2015 the annual Sugar and Shearing Festival took place at the Ella Sharp Museum.  Photos by Heather Whitehead




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March 31, 2015 |

This is an event dedicated to those with Jackson, and opening up to it’s surrounding cities as well! Live music, live art, fresh coffee, and display artists!






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More Gears, Beards and Beers

March 30, 2015 |

A Steampunk themed Beard & Moustache Competition organized by The Jackson Beard & Moustache Club and Capitol Steam at the Grand River Brewery.

Photos by Dave Whitehead

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Gears, Beards and Beers II

March 29, 2015 |

The Jackson Beard & Moustache Club teams up once again with Capitol Steam to bring you Gears, Beards and Beers II, a Steampunk themed Beard & Moustache Competition, raising awareness and funds for the Cascades Humane Society.

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Hanover Horton Semi-Final Basketball Game

March 27, 2015 |

Hanover Horton charged into the MHSAA semi final game against Flint Beecher at the Breslin Center in East Lansing Thursday afternoon. The Comets from Hanover lost the game 71-43 and ended the year with a 24-2 record. They defeated three … Read More

Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival 2015

March 16, 2015 |

The Jackson County Fairgrounds hosted the 5th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival on March 14th, 2015 from 12pm – 5pm in the American 1 Event Center.

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