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WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING. Strong wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph and rain showers can be expected today as a strong low pressure tracks across the northern Great Lakes Region. Cold weather will follow for Easter Sunday with highs only in the 30s. After a dry day on Monday, a wintry mix of precipitation will impact the area Monday night into Tuesday. Today Showers, mainly after 11am. High near 47. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Tonight Rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of flurries after 11pm. Low around 21. Breezy, with a northwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Sunday A chance of flurries before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with…

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Pausing and Refreshing in Downtown Jackson

Last month, the City of Jackson awarded a contract to Michigan Valley Homes of Brooklyn for the construction of a public restroom facility in the Northeast corner of Bucky Harris Park in downtown Jackson.  Above drawing from bid specifications. Today,  JTV welcomes Brad Flory, longtime local columnist, husband and father who has a Detroit Lions tattoo and frequent attacks of confusion.  Brad will provide his unique take on the local scene whenever it may strike him. By Brad Flory JTV Speaking as a man with a scandalously small bladder, it never crossed my mind to oppose the concept of public restrooms in Jackson. But of Jackson's more expert complainers have more imagination than I. They can voice displeasure even at porcelain facilities meant for pausing and refreshing. In case you missed it, City Hall is spending $141,000 to build a public restroom at Bucky Harris Park. The rationale is that if Jackson wants people to gather downtown, people need a better place to address human biology than “behind that dumpster over there.” Nothing is weird about this idea. If anything, Jackson is behind the times. Consider this six-year-old news snippet from Portland, Ore., the nation's coolest city since our last…

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Partly Sunny

High pressure will provide fair weather today, then very windy conditions will develop on Saturday as a strong low pressure system tracks across Upper Michigan. This system will also produce rain showers, which will be mixed with snow Saturday morning. Easter Sunday will be a cold one with highs only in the lower to middle 30s and brisk west winds. Below normal temperatures are expected all of the next week. Today Partly sunny, with a high near 44. North wind around 8 mph. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 30. South southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Saturday A chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then rain showers. High near 46. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Saturday Night Showers likely before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Sunday Mostly sunny, with…

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Events of March 30, 31 and April 1, 2018

March 30 Happy 188th Birthday, Jackson! The Jackson Community Music School presents its popular Free Bach’s Lunch Series at Weatherwax Hall, downtown Jackson.  The Bach’s Lunch series promotes classical music through free noontime concerts open to the public, featuring CMS students, faculty, and guest artists.  Pizza slices and beverages will be available for purchase.  Visit www.jacksonmusicschool.org for more information. The Michigan Theatre presents the classic film "The Ten Commandments” (1956) this evening.   Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Film Starts at 7:00 P.M. Admission is 5 Dollars. Enjoying a life of ease in the court of Egypt’s pharaoh, Moses (Charlton Heston), discovers his Hebrew heritage and, later, God’s expectations of him. He dedicates himself to liberating his people from captivity and — with the aid of plagues and divine intervention — manages to lead them out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. There is an intermission for this screening. There will be a community-wide awareness workshop about Human Trafficking,  “Identifying Human Trafficking in Your Community”.  Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Anderson Building, Room ABC.  Today from 9 am until 12:30 pm.  Contact Information:  Deb Belden 517-205-6903 mailto:dbelden2@hfhs.org. Spring Break Party.  1 PM to 5 PM at Allskate Fun Center. Allskate is…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Tim Bos, Jackson Antique and Collectible Expert;  Student Winners, Jackson Area Career Center Cosmetology Hair Show Competition;  Heather Leszczynski and Ellie Blonde, Cascades Humane Society's Wine & Whiskers Event;  Brandie Ekpiken & Libby Marsh, ‘Me, the Other’, Documentary Film/Fundraiser;  Heather Price, Sandhill Crane Vineyards;  Steve Tucker, Michigan Theatre (encore of March 29)

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