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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Today on The Bart Hawley Show, guests include:  Chief Elmer Hitt, Director of Police & Fire Services, City of Jackson;  Paula Cunningham, State Director, AARP Michigan;  Jean McKim, Executive Director, Imagine Planet;  Robert Uddin & Garrett Day, MSPE, Engineers Week;  Pam Hargan & Izabella Farler, Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan; It's Cookie Time!  Live at 1 PM, replays at 5, 8 and 11 PM; 2 and 5 AM Thursday.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

All new today on The Bart Hawley Show:  Patti Poppe, President & CEO, Consumers Energy;  Tom Jurasek, Willis & Jurasek, Tax Talk;  Debra Holton, Jonathon Marowelli & Andy Faber, Jackson Preparatory & Early College;  Tony Hollow, Jerry Jarzynka & Kathy Schmaltz Reardon, BBBS Bowl for Kid's Sake; JTV Sports High School Sports Highlights.  Live at 1 PM, replays at 5, 8 and 11 PM; 2 and 5 AM Wednesday.

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Events of Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Healthy Living:  Preventing Diabetes.  St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and the Jackson YMCA present a series of health educational programs on diabetes.  Today:  Ready, Set, Goal.  Join our dietician to learn how to set healthy goals and how to keep those goals for the results you want.  5 to 5:30 PM, Jackson YMCA, 127 W. Wesley, Jackson. T3 with AARP.  The Third Tuesday of each month, AARP will host an informational workshop on issues important to older adults and their families. Topics to include avoiding fraud, resources for family caregivers, how to save on utilities, brain health, things you can do to stay in your home safely, and more.  February 19th:  Practical Tips for Family Caregiving.  All programs are from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Eastern Branch, Jackson District Library.  Adults are the intended audience. Call 1-877-926-8300 to register. HodgePodge Music Special.  Crouch Senior Center February music special with Kevin Devine on Tuesday, February 19, at 11:15 a.m.  A hodgepodge music special in honor of Ground Hog Day, Valentine's Day, and Presidents' Day.  Kevine Devine plays old time favorites, patriotic songs, Tin Pan Alley classics, show tunes, pop songs from the past 100 years.  With his vast repertoire, he's got songs for just…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Today on The Bart Hawley Show, guests include:  Patrick Burtch, Jackson City Manager;  Pastor James Hines, Rev. Tim MacDonald & Pastor Wendy Valentine, Jackson Pastors Unity Gathering;  Brandon Marken & Ken Seneff, Lean Rocket Lab;  Hakim Crampton, Director, A.M.E.N. 4 Youth, Ana Clark, Jackson District Library & Daniel Mahoney, Jackson County Commissioner, Black History Month Lecture Series;  Dave DeBaker, Entertainment Correspondent;  Ric Walton, The Walton Insurance Group.  1, 5, 8 and 11 PM; 2 and 5 AM Tuesday.  (Replay from February 1).  Live shows return Tuesday, February 19.

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Events of Monday, February 18, 2019

February FAFSA Event at College & Career Access Center.  10 AM to 8 PM.  Free assistance, free food, win prizes!  Students and parent/guardians:  Bring social security numbers, DOBs, individual email addresses, and 2017 tax information.  Located in the Target wing, Jackson Crossing.   www.jacksoncac.org. Jackson District Library, JACRAA and AMEN 4 Youth presents RESTORING THE VILLAGE: The Importance of Rebuilding the Black Community, a weekly Black History Month Lecture Series hosted by Hakim Nathaniel Crampton and featuring local Jackson leaders, each of whom will present a formal Lecture/Presentation outlining what the Black Community should consider in its efforts to Restore the Village and Rebuild the Black Community. FREE and open to the public.  Today:  Black Health & Wellness Matters with Nacoya Davis and Civic & Social Justice in the Village with Daniel Mahoney.   Tonight’s event will take place at the JSO Weatherwax Hall, 215 W. Michigan Ave.   6:30-9:00pm.  Complete Program and further details here on Facebook. No Ticket needed to attend. FREE and open to the public. Jackson College Winter Film Series.  “Roma”. Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson.   In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended…

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Michigan Center, Concord Qualify for Regional Cheer

   By Jeff Steers JTV Sports The Michigan Center High School varsity competitive cheer team has made a habit of winning state titles. They have five. Concord is in the habit of winning Big Eight Conference titles – they have six in a row. Both did well at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 district tournament Saturday at Vandercook Lake High School. Michigan Center finished second to Hudson in the three-round tournament, scoring 734.34 points. Concord took the fourth and final qualifying spot for the MHSAA regional Saturday at 6 p.m. The Yellow Jackets scored 709.32 advancing to the regional at Mason High School next weekend. The district tournament at Vandercook Lake featured nine local school vying for four spots in the regional tournament. Each regional tournament has 12 schools competing for four spots and a chance to compete at the MHSAA state championship on March 2 at the Delta Plex in Grand Rapids. Michigan Center and Concord will advance to Mason for the regional tournament representing Jackson County. Here are the scores of all local teams competing in district tournaments this weekend: Division 2 at Richland-Gull Lake Western High School, 672.00, 7th place Northwest, 637.76, 10th place…

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Events of February 15, 16, and 17, 2019

February 15 Zumba Glow Party.  Get your glow on and support the Jackson YMCA and Children Miracle Network.  Help raise money while doing Zumba!  Glow gear for sale.  Prizes for best glow gear.  6 PM to 8 PM.  All fitness levels welcome.  6 PM to 8 PM.  Families $20, individuals $10.  Jackson YMCA, downtown Jackson. Art Journaling at the Spring Arbor Branch.  Learn how to relax by expressing yourself through different media of art journaling. A stress relieving activity for adults. No special art skills needed. Space and supplies are limited.  Join us every Friday from 2-4 p.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Call the Spring Arbor Branch today at (517) 750-2030 to save your spot  Intended for adults.  Spring Arbor Branch, Jackson District Library. Center Stage Jackson presents Jeeves Intervenes.  Dinner Theatre at Sandhill Crane Vineyards.  Performances at 7 PM Friday and Saturday, 4 PM on Sunday.  Tickets online here. “Little Women” at White Auditorium,  Spring Arbor University Campus.  RESERVE YOUR TICKETS AT (517) 750-6493 or by emailing dramatickets@arbor.edu.  $10 General Admission ($8 Students with ID).  This year the Music Department and Drama Program at Spring Arbor have chosen the musical version of Little Women based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott as their joint musical…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Today on The Bart Hawley Show, guests include:  Rich Collins & Sam Barnes, Commonwealth Associates;  Ken Toll, President & CEO, United Way of Jackson County & Melissa Ladd-Patnode, program supervisor, Central Michigan 2-1-1;  Deanna Hawkins, Hawkins Accounting;  Randy & Krista Lemaster, The Chase Sports Bar wins The Phoenix Award;  Steve Trosin, JSO Music on Tap ‘Unvalentines’;  Steve Tucker, Director, The Michigan Theatre.  Replay from February 13.  1, 5, 8 and 11 PM: 2 and 5 AM Saturday.

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MDOT Schedules Public Meetings on M-60 Spring Arbor Widening and Update on I-94 Reconstruction

Photo: New bridge pier supports tying reinforcing steel atop columns south of current eastbound I-94 at Cooper Street.  Courtesy MDOT. The Michigan Department of Transportation has scheduled two public meetings to discuss proposed reconstruction of M-60 in Spring Arbor and the ongoing I-94 reconstruction project. MDOT will hold a public meeting regarding the continued improvements on 9 miles of I-94 in Jackson from M-60 to Sargent Road. Major construction will begin in March and end in November. During this open house-style meeting, there will be brief presentations at 2 and 6 p.m., followed by question and answer sessions. The public will be able to meet with MDOT staff and ask questions about the construction project. Residents and stakeholders also will have an opportunity to discuss any potential impacts from the project. MDOT is continuing  I-94 construction between M-60 and Sargent Road through the winter. Major work is expected to start in March and end in November. MDOT is also planning construction on the M-60 bridge over I-94 in 2020. In 2021, MDOT will replace the Lansing Avenue bridge over I-94 and complete reconstruction of the I-94/Elm Road interchange. Conceptual planning of the I-94/West Avenue interchange is being discussed for future…

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