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Ella Sharp Museum Plans Cemetery Walk

The Ella Sharp Museum is inviting you to put on your walking shoes  as they visit historic Mount Evergreen Cemetery and  the graves of some of Jackson’s notable Civil War heroes as portrayed by actors and Civil War re-enactors. The walk will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2013 with tours beginning at 3 p.m. Attendees should dress for the weather and be prepared to be on their feet for about an hour and a half, walking up and down several hills. Cost of tickets is $10 for members and $12 for non-members.  Executive Director Amy Reimann and Donna Riley also invited viewers to the weekly Patio Party on Thursday night.  Other guests:  Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand;  Michelle Moore, owner of Not So Shabby Oh! So Chic on location;  Relay for Life volunteers Carla Davis, Linda Cossel and Monica Hommerding;  Pat Willis, Dan Machnik and Amanda Goldsmith from Willis & Machnik Financial Services; Pet of the Week with Kathy Brafford, Cascades Humane Society.

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Countdown to Jackson County Fair

Jackson County Fair Manager Denise Owens is putting last minute touches on this year's fair which begins Sunday.  Tickets are still available for all grandstand acts and are available at the fair office and online.  New food vendors, an expanded Birthing Barn and expanded entertainment are part of the week long exposition.  Other guests:  Jackson College EMS Program Director Clark Imus;  Elizabeth Deiterich, Michigan Shakespeare Festival's Dramaturg;  Mary Walsh and Dawson Ansely, Sitting Tall Therapeutic Riding Program;  1st Ward Council debate promoter Teddy Boyd.

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Weekend Activities

The Downtown Jackson Cruise In, Grand River Market's Party on the Grand and Grass Lake's Traffic Jam'In all part of the last weekend in July events, captured by Ryan Kerwin, Ryan Kerwin Photography for JTV. (Click above photo for complete gallery)

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Lumen Christi Upgrading Athletic Facilities

Larry Jacobson, JTV Sports There’s a lot of excitement around Lumen Christi High School these days, and much of that stems from the culmination of a long sought dream. Titan athletic coaches and players, students, alumni, staff and parents (and anyone associated with the program, even as just a fan) have long looked at the expanse of land just west of the school and thought it would make a great location for an on-campus football stadium. Currently, the sight serves as a practice field. Now, with the roar of construction equipment, the dream is coming to fruition. “I always thought if I stuck around long enough it would get done,” Long-time Titan Head Football Coach Herb Brogan said. “It’s been a dream around here and something we’ve talked about for a long time. It’s great to see it finally happening and the whole Lumen Christi community is excited.” The varsity Titans will continue to play their home games at Withington Stadium on the campus of Jackson High School, but the new project – estimated to cost just over one million dollars - is about much more than football. “The indoor basketball court is being redone as well as the outdoor…

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Jackson Coffee Drawings of the Month

Brian Surgener awarded his monthly coffee prizes to viewers on today's show.  Brian will be hosting singer Dani Jamerson on Friday night for a free concert from 7 to 10pm at the downtown location.  Other guests today:  State Senator Mike Nofs;  BuilderWalk with Andy Woell;  Chris Sayles, Prominent Design & Build with the Jackson Commercial Contractors Association monthly report;  Michigan Shakespeare Festival's "King John" Director John Neville Andrews;  Taylor Flood, American 1 Teen Idol Fan Favorite winner.  Thursday's show will re-air on Friday.

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Carter Oosterhouse named grand marshal for Pure Michigan 400

BROOKLYN, Mich. (July 25, 2013) – TV star Carter Oosterhouse has been named grand marshal for the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 18. And a lucky fan will have the chance to be the honorary starter and wave the green flag. Oosterhouse, from Traverse City, Mich., is an easily recognizable television personality who got his start as a carpenter during the fourth season of TLC’s “Trading Spaces.” In 2007, he joined HGTV, hosting his own show called “Carter Can,” which offered homeowners easy-to-follow insider tips. Carter’s second show, “Red Hot & Green” hit television sets, providing viewers with great tips on Earth-friendly ideas. Carter’s current hit, “Million Dollar Rooms,” gives viewers a glimpse into the rooms of some of the richest people on Earth. The 36-year-old is also a model, having appeared in numerous photo shoots and publications. He was named by “People” magazine as one of the sexiest men on television in its “Sexiest Man Alive” edition. The Michigan native has also modeled for Hewlett Packard, Miller Lite and Gillette. “Carter has made Michigan proud through his work with TLC’s ‘Trading Spaces’ and his subsequent work on HGTV. We are thrilled for him to be our guest at the…

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Relay for Life Returns

The 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life is returning once again this year to the Cascades Falls Park on August 3 and 4th.  Event co-chair Sue Stevens and team captain Lindsey Edwards provided an update of the weekend's planned activities.  Survivors are encouraged to sign up for the Survivors Lap on the afternoon of August 3rd at 4pm at the Relay.  Other guests:  Stephen Osmond and David Schultz, Jackson Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops;  Robert Ernst, Jackson Coffee Co. with "Coffee Talk";  Jennifer Howard, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association;  Lynda Waldron and Paige Poling, Rose Pageant's "Queen for a Day";  Pet of the Week with Kathy Brafford, Cascades Humane Society.

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The Kiwanis Club of Jackson on Where We Live

This week on Where We Live, viewers have a chance to visit whit the Kiwanis Club of Jackson. The Kiwanis are local organization whose main goal is to provide positive benefits to area youth. We learn about the Flag Fundraiser that promotes national pride as well as raising almost $30,00 Dollars. We also take a look at the newly renovated Kiwanis Park on Jackson's northeast side.  Where We Live, presented by Lloyd Ganton Retirement Centers.

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Mayor Announces Blair Park Upgrades

Jackson Mayor Martin Griffin announced plans for upgrades to Austin Blair Park in downtown Jackson.  A meeting is scheduled tonight for 6pm at City Hall to present some ideas to be included in the renovation.  New fencing, seating and a playscape are in the works.  Other guests:  Sarah Hartzler, President of South Central Michigan Works!;  Mark Reed, Hurst Planetarium Director;  American 1 Teen Idol competitor Kiley Ladwig;  Lynda Waldron, Shelia Drewry and Di'Juarie Jordan and with the American Red Cross blood drives;  Catina Lowe, American Cancer Society Relay for Life. UPDATE:  This episode will also air on Monday, July 29th.

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