Jackson, MI

Jackson artist helps bring Polly’s store back to its roots with parrot mural

JACKSON, MI – It was a blank space, but now a wall at Polly’s Country Market on Spring Arbor Road is turning the heads of grocery shoppers. Zach Snyder of Jackson has finished decorating the building with a colorful mural of parrots that was prompted by the Kennedy family, owners of Polly’s Country Markets, as a way to give the space a facelift and brighten it up for shoppers.
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Lock your doors, take your keys - Mason warn residents of rise in auto thefts

MASON, Mich. (WILX) - Officials with the city of Mason are warning residents about a rise in automobile thefts. According to authorities, three vehicles were stolen and three were broken into in Mason over the weekend. City officials released the following tips to mitigate theft:. Take your keys. Leaving your...

Harvick win complicates NASCAR playoff spots in final weeks

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR just got more interesting down the stretch. Kevin Harvick won his first Cup race in nearly two years at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend — a result that could mean a driver who has a win getting knocked out of the playoffs. “It creates a big bubble,” Harvick said Sunday. “I think some of those guys that have won races that hadn’t been doing very good, it creates a real scenario to where there could be at least 16 winners. There’s a lot of things that can still happen.” Just three races remain in the regular season— the next being Sunday at Richmond Raceway in Virginia, and time is running out to secure a spot in the 16-driver postseason.

This Is The Exciting Backstage Scene For Foxworthy and Larry!

It was fun visiting Jackson last night. It's been a while since I have been to the Jackson County Fair, I always enjoyed going to the JCF and it was good to be back. Jackson has always been a town that is passionate about their radio stations. I remember driving the station vehicle through Jackson and people would wave from their front porches, yards or cars to me when I was driving through. That makes us radio folk feel good because we know you are passionate about us and that means we are passionate about you too.

Vacant building ordinance passes

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page Send by Email. “It’s a safety issue, not a punitive measure,“ said Village President Pat Vailliencourt after Village Council voted unanimously on Monday, August 1, to ratify the new Vacant Building Safety Ordinance and a related Municipal Civil Infraction Ordinance.

MUMC Outdoor Movie Night: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

This August, Manchester United Methodist Church, located at 501 Ann Arbor St, is again hosting Outdoor Movie Nights! For three weeks, they’ll be showing free family-friendly movies on a big screen in their parking lot, behind the church, next to Klager Elementary. The second movie in the series is Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2016), which will screen Friday, August 19, at 9pm (or later, as it gets dark enough). Everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair or a blanket, pack some snacks, and invite a friend to come watch.

Manchester Community Fair offers events for everyone

Daily admission to the fair is $7 per person, with children 5 and under free. A season pass is $30. Senior Citizens (62 and over) are admitted free on Thursday until 5pm, and admission is $5 from 9am-3pm on Saturday. A detailed listing of events and exhibits is available in...

Dexter's Lily Witte is a National Champion

A huge honor for Dexter’s Lily Witte, as she wins gold and silver at a national meet qualifying her to be part of Team USA at the Junior World Championships. Witte was crowned the 2022 Diving National Champion on 1 meter at a recent meet that was a qualifier for the USA Jr. World Team selection. She also took in a silver on 3 meter diving. These two finishes qualified her for two spots on the team.

Our 10 favorite photos from the first day of football practice at Jackson and Northwest

JACKSON, MI -- And so it has begun. High school football teams across Jackson County opened practice for the 2022 season on Monday, Aug. 8. Jackson High and Northwest High School were among them. Both are under new leadership going into the season as Stafford Newsome takes over the head coaching duties for the Mounties and Antonio Parker for the Vikings.

Dexter Forum Notes, 08-06-22

The post-primary edition of the Dexter Forum was more wide-ranging than usual, beginning with the introduction of Alyshia Dyer, who is a candidate for sheriff in 2024. Talk about planning ahead! You heard it here first. We congratulated Karl Barr for earning the right to join Fawn Armstrong on the...

Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR At Michigan

(Brooklyn, MI) — Kevin Harvick found himself back in victory lane in Michigan after winning the FireKeepers Casino 400. Harvick held off Bubba Wallace for the win while Denny Hamlin took third. It’s the fourth win in five races at the track for Harvick. The number four car won three straight races from 2018 to 2020 at Michigan International Speedway.

Public notice: Bridgewater Township

2-Aug-22 The regular monthly meeting of the Bridgewater Township Board of Trustees was called to order by Supervisor Fromhart at 7:10pm. Five board members were present (quorum) with 1 citizen in attendance. No citizen participation. Board approved the 2-Jun-22 meeting minutes as amended. Board approved the agenda as presented. Board approved monthly claims of $23,778.15 for June. Board approved monthly claims of $41,881.36 for July. Board approved Manchester Township Fire/Rescue protection contract. Board approved proposal for Sanitary Sewer Connection fee study. Board approved Resolution 2022-09. Board heard supervisor, clerk, treasurer, and trustee reports. Board received written reports from the Sheriff, Zoning Administrator, Planning Commission, and Farmland Board. No citizen participation. Meeting adjourned at 9:18pm.

August 2022 Gardening Advice

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page Send by Email. submitted by Jennifer Fairfield, Garden Mill and Manchester Community & School Gardens. Last month was way below average in rainfall, which made keeping things watered really difficult. Typically, the Ann Arbor area gets a little more than 3.5 inches of rain in July. This year, Ann Arbor got about 1.5 inches. That wouldn’t be too terrible, except that our average rainfall for June is also generally around 3.5 inches, and we got less than an inch. I don’t know what August is going to bring us, but if it’s anything like the past month, we’re going to continue dragging hoses and sprinklers around to try to keep various trees and other plantings from dying. It’s getting old!