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BJ Walraven and View at Jackson Coffee Company

BJ Walraven and View the band will be performing at Jackson Coffee Company, Friday, July 31 from 7 to 10pm.  BJ is making a return engagement to Jackson Coffee Company.  BJ grew up in a small town outside of Jackson.  There wasn't much to do out there...so BJ turned to music at a young age, influenced by his best friend Jerry.  Some of the first artists he tried to copy included REM, Midnight Oil, and Living Colour. After high school and through college, BJ's influences grew to include Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jimi Hendrix, Jane's Addiction, John Mayer, Jimmy Eat World, the Verve Pipe, and the Pixies.  He started writing music, and eventually songs, with his first song (The Key) penned in 1994.  It took him another 7 years or so to figure out that if he was going to get his songs performed in a band, he'd have to form one, and someone would have to sing them.  That realization led to the formation of View...and since no one else volunteered to sing, BJ got started learning right away... Before View, BJ has been fortunate enough to play some great shows at venues such as: The Michigan Theatre -…

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Friday, July 31

Bill Jors, Candidate for Jackson Mayor;  Jason Potter, Jackson Native, Director of Partnership Development for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby;  Brittany James, 4H Coordinator, Jackson County MSU Extension Service, with TJ McCully, Poultry Superintendent;  Dave DeBaker, Movie Reviews;  Bart & Ric Visit Rudy’s Rootbeer Drive-In, with Marshall Motors Classic Cars;  Ric Walton, The Walton Insurance Group  

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Center for Family Health Opens in Hillsdale

Center for Family Health—Hillsdale, a medical center launched to meet a rising need for primary care in Hillsdale County, will open Aug. 12. Center for Family Health—Hillsdale is a federally qualified health center that will accept all patients, regardless of income. Family-doctor care will be provided to any patients with or without health insurance coverage. The Center will also provide services to assist those who are not covered by health insurance to get covered through a variety of programs including the Marketplace, Medicaid or other healthcare programs. Located at 240 W. Carleton Road, the Center will be operated by the Jackson-based Center for Family Health in coordination with the Hillsdale community’s efforts to expand access to care. “The health and human services leaders in Hillsdale have given us tremendous encouragement. Our mission is to work with them to open the door to health care for all,” said Molly Kaser, president and CEO of the Center for Family Health. “We are very excited to open.” Diane Bishop, director of Center for Family Health—Hillsdale, said physicians will work with Hillsdale specialists and medical facilities so more patients have an entry point to comprehensive care in the community. Three thousand Hillsdale County residents…

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Thursday, July 30

Martin Griffin, Candidate for Jackson Mayor;  Pamela Campbell, Supt., Columbia Schools;  Phil Wrzesinski, How Bazaar Jackson;  Heather Price, Sandhill Crane Vineyards;  Brian Surgener, Jackson Coffee Company;  General Materials presents BuilderWalk  

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