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With the dream of combining his business and his passion, owner Bob Busch decided to start a new musical tradition at Buckley's Mountainside Canoe. Buckley's Mountainside Canoe presents the Apple Tree Stage and will host Open Range, a country-western band, at 8 p.m.
More code enforcement will be established in the M-2 district when students return in the fall.At the June 22 City Commission meeting, commissioners voted on hiring an additional code enforcement officer who will work specifically in the mostly student-populated neighborhood.Mayor Jim Holton said the additional code enforcement is about education."(The officer) will be working differently in that area because of the behavior and attitudes in that area," he said.The commissioners also discussed a Zoning Ordinance amendment to provide greater flexibility in consideration of first-floor residential uses as a transitional use.
Several downtown parking lots will be closed periodically next week for overlays and re-striping.The closures, which start today, are expected to be short in duration.Today after 5 p.m., and tomorrow until early afternoon, Lot 10 on the Northwest corner of Broadway and Mosher streets, in front of Riverview Apartments will be closed.
With the slow but steady increase in deer population in Isabella County, Mount Pleasant is predicted to have another deer culling in 2016.According to the Isabella County Deer Management Unit the City of Mount Pleasant has been challenged with an urban deer problem the past five years. "About five or four years management grew concerned about the overpopulated deer because it affected the urban areas," Cordelia Kohrman a Mount Pleasant resident said.
Mount Pleasant is among more than 20 Michigan communities competing in the statewide Community Excellence Award competition, offered by the Michigan Municipal League.Hannah's Bark Park, set to open this year, has been nominated for the "Funding for the Future" category. Sixteen projects, programs and initiatives are competing for the award, the "most prestigious statewide honor." Online voting is available to the public.
The Exhibit "International Children's Books: Celebrating the Recent Gifts" will take be open 8 a.m.
Le Tour de Mont Pleasant, a series of bicycling races, began Friday with a time trial race. The series of races continued Saturday with the Michigan State Championship Road Race starting at 9 a.m.The first event, the Twilight Time Trial, started at 5 p.m.
Downtown business' are trying to get more traffic through the heart of Mount Pleasant by extending their business' days to Sunday.Co-owner of the Plate Boutique, located downtown, Kati Mora said she noticed a lot of costumers were hanging around downtown and that a lot of stores were open on the weekends. She wanted to join them. Mora collaborated with Mount Pleasant's Downtown Development Director Michelle Sponseller to create Summer Sundays.
Le Tour de Mont Pleasant, a series of bicycling races, will begin its seventh annual event this Friday night, and continue through Saturday afternoon.The race’s co-director Bill Strickler said this year they will be hosting one less race than what they have in the past.
In 2014, the city entered an agreement with Central Michigan University to administer and enforce the city's metered parking adjacent to campus.The CMU parking enforcement team is responsible for issuing citations, processing payments, handling complaints and appeals and collecting unpaid citations.
The City Commission discussed changes to make to their solid waste program June 8 during their work session.The goal of the program is to have more incentives for residents and students to recycle.Commissioner Matthew Sous said students play a large role in the program."Recycling does not work without the students," he said. Along with recycling, the program works to address trash carts left at curbs, the structure of bag and tag fees and allowing non-residential occupants to utilize the bag and tag as an option. Areas the commission discussed were in between Bellows to High streets, Broadway to Pickard streets and the train tracks to Fancher Street.
A neighborhood parking update was presented by Building Official Brian Kench on June 8 at the City Commission meeting.A neighborhood parking analysis was done in the neighborhoods adjacent to Central Michigan University to determine what changes were necessary to on-street parking regulations in order to ensure several goals, including a balance in addressing student and resident needs, a reasonable amount of on-street parking, increased use in designated parking areas, sufficient travel lanes and on-street metered parking.The pilot programs were divided into six studies. The first followed a 2014 agreement with the university to administer and enforce the city's metered parking adjacent to campus.
The community is welcoming the city’s 31st Summer Festival with open arms this weekend at Island Park.
Last year, the Mount Pleasant Jaycees raised more than $15,000 for various organizations during the inaugural 2014 Craft Beer Festival.When they count their final numbers for this year's festival, which took place today downtown, they expect amount number will be higher. "Our pre-sale numbers were higher this year," said co-chair of the Mount Pleasant Jaycees Erin Ludwig.
The Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market opened today for its 40th year, with fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables, flowers, homemade soap, and more.The market will be held each Thursday and Saturday from now until October.
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For 13 years Karen Roth said she has received more than she can ever give during the State Summer Special Olympic Games.What Roth, coordinator for Special Smiles, has received is the smiles of thousands of special athletes as they visit the Special Smiles booth at the Heathy Athletes event.
Tony Wikey "I participated in track today and it was a lot of fun. I've been coming to special olympics for two years now."David Warrner Lisa Warrner, third year at special olympics.
Despite the chance of rain, more than 5,000 Special Olympians, coaches, chaperones and volunteers danced into the night at the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics Summer Games at Kelly/Shorts stadium.An annual tradition, the Bay City Moose Riders were in attendance, signing autographs and displaying their motorcycles for the athletes.
Phil Cowan promised himself he would do better at the next State Summer Special Olympics, today Cowan screamed in victory as he fulfilled that promise. Cowan competed in the 2015 Summer Olympics Special Olympics and lifted 165 pounds in the first round, 175 in the second round and 180 in the third round.