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Schedule for Catholic Schools Campus Changes Announced

Lumen Christi Principal Chris Smith and Jackson Area Catholic Schools Director Elaine Crosby detailed the plans for the move by Jackson Catholic Middle School to the Lumen Christi Campus this summer.  A minimum amount of construction will begin in 10 days, with equipment and materials moving from JCMS shortly afterwards.  A six-week plan is in place for the physical relocation, with completion by August 1.  The seventh and eighth grades of JCMS will start the school year in a separate wing of Lumen Christi this fall.  Other guests:  Jackson Police Chief Matt Heins;  Spring Arbor University Head Soccer Coaches Nate Miller (mens) and Jason Crist (womens) with Summer Cougar Camps;  VIllage Square Acoustics with Bob Elrod;  Ric Walton, The Walton Insurance Group.  

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Dahlem Nature Film, Music & Art Festival Announced

Dahlem Executive Director Rod Malloy and Michigan Theatre Executive Director Steve Tucker announced a three day film, music and art festival will be held June 20 to 22 at Dahlem, The Michigan Theatre, Jackson District Library and Jackson College.  All the high quality films, performances and exhibits are keeping with the nature theme and advance tickets and program schedules are on the Dahlem website.  Other guests:  Bob Hoffman, Wharton Center;  Karen Jo White and Vicki Lange, Jackson District Library;  Builder Walk with Andy Woell, General Materials;  Singer-Guitarist Russ Glenn, performing Friday night at the Jackson Coffee Company.

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City Council Passes Budget

Jackson Mayor Jason Smith, along with City Council voted to pass the proposed 2014-15 Jackson city budget at last night's council meeting.  Because of concessions provided by unions and attrition through retirements,  public safety layoffs will be avoided.  Other guests:  Amy Reimann and Kyle Liechty, Ella Sharp Museum "Art, Beer & Wine Festival", Junior Achievement Executive Director Connie Poissan with Jackson High graduate Mike Funkhouser;  Cindy Hayden, Jackson Blues Festival;  Christine Bowman, Executive Director, Hillsdale County Chamber of Commerce with "Summerfest" (free tickets to the first 10 callers mentioning JTV weekdays between 10 and 3 at 517-439-4341);  Sue Lovell, Cascades Humane Society Pet of the Week.

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Manufacturers Expanding Create Employment Growth

South Central Michigan Works! President and CEO Sarah Hartzler and Community Relations Officer Justin Gifford are expanding training services to meet the needs of expanding employers.  TAC Manufacturing, Brembo and Bob Evans Farms will be adding facilities and staff this year.  SCMW!'s MOC-1 Mobile Training Center will be gearing up to offer new computer training to both employers and employees.  The agency is also expanding services to agricultural employers in the region.  Other guests:  Jackson Vice-Mayor and City Councilman Derek Dobies;  Ashok Thitha, Exit Realty; Susan Vandercook and Dave Giesen, Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf for Kids Sake;  Nikki Waldron and Shaun Kelley, One Five One.

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The Toy House Celebrates 65 Years

Today marked the 65th Birthday of The Toy House, a Jackson original treasure and institution.  On May 23, 1949, Phil Conley and his wife Esther turned a house on First Street into The Toy House.  On today's show, Phil Wrzesinski, Toy House President (and the Conley's grandson), shared some photos from the store's history and some toys that have been classics over the years.  Other guests:  Kent Maurer, Jackson County Airport Manager;  Cindy Allen, Vice President of Administration, Jackson College;  Elizabeth Koepfgen, Chair of The Jackson County Rose Festival with Rose Parade and Picnic in the Park presenting sponsor Chris Kudner, Art Moehn Chevrolet;  Movie reviews with Dave DeBaker;  Ric Walton, The Walton Insurance Group. Today's show replays on Monday, May 26.

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Developer Plans Brooklyn Entertainment Venue

TransPharm Preclinical Solutions President and CEO Dan Ross has purchased the former Ford mill plant in Brooklyn and has embarked on an ambitious development plan to create an entertainment and food destination complex.  When complete, the campus will house an Irish pub and restaurant (Old Irish Mill), year-round farmers market, 150 seat patio, canoe and kayak livery, winter skating rink and more.  The former Ford Motor Company plant was built by Henry Ford as a village industry plant on the River Raisin.  The building sits at the location of the Swain's Mill, built in 1834 that built the village of Brooklyn.  Other guests:  Andy Ladwig, Ladwig's Culligan;  BuilderWalk with General Materials;  Julie Brunzell, Managing Director, Michigan Shakespeare Festival;  Magician-Illusionist Mario Manzini (performing Friday night at 7pm at the Michigan Theatre) with Steve Tucker, Executive Director, Michigan Theatre;  Andrew Sargeant, Jackson Recreation Department.

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