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Events of Monday, December 31, 2018

Eve on the Ave.  Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Jackson.  The celebration starts at 10pm in front of City Hall. This will be a family-friendly FREE event with a warming tent, food vendors, and giveaways!  Jamie “Big Dog” McKibbon from K-105.3 Jackson's Hit Music Station will bring in the New Year with a fun night full of music!  As the clock strikes midnight enjoy a New York-style ball drop, and a festive fireworks display!  Eve on the Ave is the place to ring in your New Year!  Thank you to this year's sponsors Tripp's Auto Shop and Emmon’s Service, Inc. Nite Lites at Michigan International Speedway.   FINAL NIGHT! The holiday display runs every day through Dec. 31, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 – 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The cost is $25 per car.   The display features two lanes of traffic  as guests drive through six lighted tunnels, 15 mega trees and more than 10-miles of Christmas lights lining the five-mile route.   Entrance on U.S. 12. Allskate’s annual Kid’s New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop Party!  1-4pm, Admission is $8 + $4 rental skates.  This Family Rate is Great!  $32 (4 Skaters with…

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Today on The Bart Hawley Show:  Mike Brown & Jeff Wickman, Jackson Area Transportation Authority;  Daniel Martin, Magician/Entertainer;  Andrew Sargeant, Jackson Parks & Recreation;  Phil, Paul & Dan Bickel, Holiday Music;  ’Heat for the Holiday's Furnace Giveaway, Aspen One Hour Heating & Cooling;  Dave DeBaker, Entertainment Correspondent.  Live at 1 PM, replays at 5, 8 and 11 PM; 2 and 5 AM Tuesday.  (Replay from Friday, December 28)

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Shafer: Jackson Area Hoops Star

Sydney Shafer continues to impress, coaches, fans, athletes and media with her work on the court. JTV was on hand for her performance last week against Lumen Christi's varsity team. After her work on the hardwood last season, she was named a unanimous Class B first-team all-state selection by the Associated Press. It wasn't long after she became a Division 1 basketball player.  On July 15th, Shafer announced that she will be continuing her career as a collegiate athlete at Western Michigan. Just 1% of the 550,000 kids that play high school basketball this year will have the chance to play for a Division One NCAA program. This means around 10 in 1,000 will play at the next level (according to NCAA statistics). During the 2017-18 season Shafer averaged 17 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists per game and also earned Interstate-8 Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors. Shafer and her teammates appeared on JTV last week. See photos of their game here: On the 19th, Shafer scored 17 points, lifting her to over  1,000 on her career. This also means she is just the fifth player in program history to achieve the feat and only the second since…

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