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New Moon Lake Road Bridge Opens in Leoni Township

The Jackson County Department of Transportation announces the re-opening of the Moon Lake Road Bridge. The new bridge over Dollar Lake Channel is a concrete arch bridge structure that allows passage of watercraft up to six feet tall at the center of the arch. Construction of the bridge began in January of this year. Road improvements for the approaches along with aesthetic enhancements were included as part of the project. In the coming weeks, the concrete stonework will be stained with a natural stone-colored pattern. The cost of the project was approximately $1.2 million and the general contractor was E.T. Mackenzie. This project was made possible in large part by a grant from the Local Bridge Program as administered by the Michigan Department of Transportation, in combination with matching funds from JCDOT as approved by the County Board of Commissioners in 2018.

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Groundbreaking Set for Albert Kahn Apartments

Photo:  Aerial view of Citizen Patriot building and surrounding property.  City of Jackson photo. A groundbreaking for the Albert Kahn Apartments, a new low-to-moderate income housing development, has been scheduled for Monday, Aug. 5 at 12:30 p.m. The Albert Kahn Apartments will take up the entire 200 block of S. Jackson Street between Washington Avenue and Cortland Street. Currently on this block is the former Jackson Citizen Patriot newspaper building, the former Beffel Lighting building, and a vacant commercial building. The former newspaper and lighting buildings will be incorporated into one apartment development, which includes a large addition on the west side of the block. The vacant commercial building will be removed for the addition. A new landscaped parking lot is also planned on the property. The Jackson Citizen Patriot and Beffel Lighting properties are being incorporated into the new apartment development because of their architectural and historical significance to Jackson. The development is named after Albert Kahn, the famous architect that designed the Citizen Patriot building, which was built in 1927. The Beffel building dates to 1912 and is a Jackson Historic District property. A new three-story addition is being added to the current structures. Overall, the Albert Kahn…

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Events of Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Summer Kids Movies at the Michigan Theatre.  “Ugly Dolls”.  In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After traveling to the other side of a mountain, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection — a town where more conventional dolls receive training before entering the real world to find the love of a child. Soon, the UglyDolls learn what it means to be different — ultimately realizing that they don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.  11 AM and 2 PM.  $4 Combos:  Small Pop and Small Popcorn.  Admission 1 Dollar. 60th Anniversary Celebration at Brown’s Advanced Care.  Brown’s has been proudly serving Jackson for 60 years!  Join us for snacks, ice cream, and a ribbon cutting ceremony.  12 PM.  Brown’s Advanced Care,  2136 Robinson Road, Suite 2, Jackson.  Family Night at the Cascades.  It’s Superhero Night!  Gates open at 7pm.  Live music from All Directions Band starts at 7:30pm.  All Directions Band has been a fixture in the southeast Michigan music scene for many years, playing all your favorites!  Admission: $10 for up to 8 Family members.  Some of your favorite Superheroes will…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday on The Bart Hawley Show, guests include:  Jeff Beal, Superintendent, Jackson Public Schools;   Rep. Julie Alexander, State Rep., MI 64th District;  Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health Vendor Feature;  Ken Toll & Judy Osterberg, United Way Stuff the Bus;  Mike Woizeschke,  Cascades Cycling Club;  Sue Stevens & Nan Whitmore, ACS Relay for Life.  Today at 1,  5, 8 and 11 PM; 2 and 5 AM Thursday.  (replay from July 30)

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