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Greenhouse Garden Team grows new garden with plans to donate edible, medicinal plants

(07/01/15 5:11pm)

Nestled on the corner of Preston and Washington Streets is a garden filled with wonders, that garden is the new Plants and Society Garden. A feature of the Fabiano Botanical Garden, the Plants and Society Garden houses a variety of different plants for community members to learn about. Manager of the Fabiano Botanical Garden and Greenhouse Patti Travioli said the garden's goods can be harvested."Right now the volunteers and community organizations that tend to the garden can harvest the goods from it," Travioli said. "However, when there is plenty to be harvested we'll give it to the soup kitchen."The garden consists of sub-gardens like: Peter Rabbit Garden, Fabrics and Dyes Garden, Medicinal Plant Garden, Fragrant Plant Garden, Pizza Garden, Small Fruits Garden, Vegetable Garden, Multicultural Food Garden, Herb Garden and the Cereal Bowl Garden.The cement foundation for the pathways encompassing the garden and the garden beds was started in late fall of last year.

High school students learn journalistic skills at Digital Discovery

(06/29/15 9:38am)

Today 27 students from across the state and Ohio participated in Digital Discovery, a summer camp aimed at teaching student about the careers in communication. "My newspaper advisor told us about this program and I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about the technical aspects of journalism," Dana Sessions, a 17-year-old high school student from Detroit, said.

‘One Slight Hitch’ opens as final show for summer repertory theater

(06/26/15 11:51pm)

“One Slight Hitch” opened at Central Michigan University’s Bush Theatre tonight for an audience around 300. The final show for the summer repertory theater season entertained with a comedy about family wedding drama.  Written by Lewis Black, “One Slight Hitch” follows chaos happening on the wedding day of the character Courtney, and how her family attempts to prepare to make the day special for her.

United by love, law: U.S. recognizes same-sex marriage

(06/26/15 1:00pm)

Same-sex marriage being recognized across the nation is a huge step forward, but to Director of LGBTQ Services, Shannon Joliff, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure the rights of the LGBTQ community in Michigan. "We should all take time to celebrate, but after that we need to get back to the drawing board and see what lack of protection still exists in the LGBTQ community," she said. Marriage equality became a constitutional right in United States on June 26 after the Supreme Court revoked states bans on same-sex marriages, declaring them unconstitutional.Cindy Seger and Jane Gilmore, who have been together for 15 years, became the first same-sex couple to be married in Isabella County.

Emergency power outage to take place at noon

(06/26/15 11:14am)

Central Michigan University's Facilities Management said there will be an emergency electric-outage occurring on campus at noon for 10 to 15 minutes. The electric-outage will only affect buildings south of Broomfield; Athletics Complex, Indoor Athletic Complex, the Events Center, Kelly/Shorts Stadium and Theunissen Stadium.Kewadin Village will also experience a momentary interruption. Nothing north of Broomfield will be affected.

'Jerry Finnegan’s Sister,' a comedy about childhood relationships, opens at Bush Theatre

(06/25/15 11:47pm)

Summer repertory theater at Central Michigan University opened “Jerry Finnegan’s Sister,” a comedy about a childhood friendship turning to romance. The show was presented to an audience of around 175.  The comedy follows the characters Beth and Brian, and tells the story of their complicated relationship. The same actors play Beth and Brian from the time they are 6-years-old and 7, to their early 20s.  Written by Jack Neary, Beth, who is Brian’s best friend Jerry’s little sister, befriends Brian at a young age, and the two develop a friendship.

University operating budget set at $483 million

(06/23/15 2:21pm)

The Board of Trustees increased the university's operating budget by $21 million at today's meeting, setting the 2015-16 budget at $483 million. The budget is based on state appropriations if slightly more than $80 million, or 62 days of university operation, said President George Ross.State appropriations account for almost 17 percent of the university's revenue.