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Community Compassion Network benefit dinner raises $4,250

Community Compassion Network benefit dinner raises $4,250

The Community Compassion Network’s annual benefit dinner raised $4,250 through donations and a silent auction – enough to fund the operation of the food pantry for an entire week. According to Interim Director of CCN Faye Schaeffer, it costs $3,000 […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
City approves construction of Popeyes on Mission Street, lounge on University Street

City approves construction of Popeyes on Mission Street, lounge on University Street

Construction will begin on another Mission Street fast food chain this summer. Popeyes Louisiana Chicken was approved for development at 807 S. Mission St. on Thursday, by the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission following a long debate about signage. Commissioners largely […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro

Local Runners Performance relocating to improve business

Runners Performance, the local outlet for jogging equipment in Mount Pleasant, is in the process of relocating. Located at 2316 S. Mission St., the shop will move to the 4400 strip mall on Blue Grass Road, next to Aspen Dental […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Festival of Banners to decorate Mount Pleasant in May

Festival of Banners to decorate Mount Pleasant in May

The talent and artwork of Mount Pleasant residents will soon be displayed with this year’s Art Reach Festival of Banners. Each year, the Art Reach Center of Mid-Michigan puts on the festival, allowing children, adults and business owners to paint […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
The football team assists Little Caesars Love Kitchen to hand out pizzas to the community March 27, 2014 at the Community Compassion Network at 2420 E Broomfield Rd. (Taylor Ballek/Staff Photographer)

Tackling hunger with pizza: Football players donates time to Little Caesars mobile kitchen

Derek Edwards took his determination from the football field this spring and served pizza to families in need. The Novi freshman and offensive lineman for Central Michigan University’s football team was eager to volunteer at Little Caesars mobile Love Kitchen, […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Director of Client Services and Peer Counselor Rosie Ridgway thumbs through informational materials for young parents in the Central Michigan Pregnancy Services offices on Preston St. on Thursday.(Katy Kildee/Staff Photographer)

Voice of the voiceless: Students find local abortion services lacking

Students at Central Michigan University and residents of Mount Pleasant have many options to address sexual health, but abortion and pro-choice counseling is rarely included. The environment of purely pro-life facilities worries Rachel McDaniel, president of Voices for Planned Parenthood, […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Local dog park nears construction, expects to bring people to Mount Pleasant

Local dog park nears construction, expects to bring people to Mount Pleasant

With more than 90 percent of their goal reached this spring, Friends of the Dog Park could see a completed park by the fall. There are only four fundraisers left to reach the goal of $39,188 set for the nonprofit […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
Community Compassion Network to host benefit dinner

Community Compassion Network to host benefit dinner

More than 500 local families receive donated food from the Community Compassion Network. CCN is hoping to raise $72,000 at its upcoming fundraising banquet on April 12, to continue to serve those in need. The Community Compassion Benefit Dinner will […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant resident Ken Hofmeister talks with his wife Andi Hofmeister at Pixie, 302 N Mission St. on Wednesday. The Friends of the Dog Park had a fundraiser there where 20 percent of the cost their meal went to the organization.
(Samantha Madar | Photo Editor)

CMU students supporting dog park efforts through class project

Central Michigan University students are using their skills in public relations to make the dreams of a local organization come true. Since the start of the spring semester, students in four classes taught by Tracy Burton, a CMU journalism professor, […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Mt Pleasant resident  Joe Hafer, right, talks to two customers while working the bar Thursday afternoon at Mountain Town Station.
(Arin Bisaro | Staff Photographer)

Graduation guide for local restaurant reservations

With commencement less than two months away, many Chippewas are looking to enjoy a night on the town with family and friends once the ceremony is over. An expected busy night in Mount Pleasant, making a reservation to ensure your spot […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro

Child and Family Enrichment provides safe, comfortable interviewing environment for sexually-abused children

A suspect in an open investigation would be cross-examined by police officers in an interrogation room. But for the victim in any case, they would be questioned by Child and Family Enrichment at the Dan Denslow Advocacy Center. The advocacy […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant / News
Andrew Whitaker/Assistant Photo Editor
Dog owners Lynn Simons and John Scalise play in the snow with their pets on wednesday, March 19 at Mission Creek Park, where a dog park is planning to open.

Life off the leash: Future dog park commemorates deceased student

Before Hannah Simons-Scalise died in 2011 after suffering from Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, the Mount Pleasant sophomore had one last gift for her favorite furry friends. As a dog lover her whole life, Simons-Scalise asked her […]


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