The Keel News

What is the new future of Southeast Michigan’s parks, post-COVID?
October 19, 2021
- It's widely known that COVID-19 has caused a huge surge in park usage and outdoor activity, but what does that renewed interest in the outdoors mean for the future of Southeast Michigan's parks?

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As launch of space-themed Challenger Learning Center nears, SC4 opens registration for first program
October 15, 2021
- “Our nation needs future leaders who are adept at understanding and solving the challenging problems of today and the future,” says Dr. Deborah Snyder, president of St. Clair County Community College. “The Challenger Learning Center at SC4 will help support STEM education, exploration and innovation with experiences that go far beyond an everyday field trip, outing or corporate training session.”

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Inaugural multi-cultural event to feature dance, music, and food; award $10K to local nonprofits
October 14, 2021
- “This is going to be a very important opportunity for us to gather together, to learn culturally, share our stories, network, eat together, dance together and enjoy each other's company,” says Jessica Brown, committee member of the Minority Philanthropy Initiative. “So this is going to be an opportunity for everyone, no matter where you are or what part of the community you are, to come together and enjoy this time with us.”

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Blue Water Area production house takes home two podcast awards from New Jersey Web Fest
September 30, 2021
- “There’s so much talent in the Blue Water Area. Let’s keep it going,” says Daniel Williams, a resident of St. Clair and creator of the Huron City Radio podcast network.

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‘I love what I do now’: Port Huron mom-of-three finds inspiration in hobby, becomes an entrepreneur
September 30, 2021
- “I just started tapping into my creativity and curiosity, as far as what I could come up with, and it just took off,” first-time entrepreneur Holly Bradfield says. “I really can’t even believe it. It’s just craziness.”

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A Beautiful Me finds ways to foster self-worth and community connection, especially among girls
September 27, 2021
- "If we can get our young women to understand their value and place in the world at elementary and adolescent ages," says Karen Palka, founder & executive director of A Beautiful Me in Port Huron, "they are more likely to take on roles in their adult lives that enhance their communities in some shape, form or fashion." Read how this social enterprise uses confidence-building workshops and a local dress shop to help girls discover their beauty within.

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Can parks help lower health care costs? New efforts in Southeast Michigan say yes
September 27, 2021
- Getting outdoors has long been linked to good health, but recent efforts across Southeast Michigan show that the region's parks provide major, measurable benefits to residents' well-being.

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New wayfinding initiatives keep Southeast Michigan park users on the right path
September 23, 2021
- Throughout Southeast Michigan, dedicated park planners, facilities staff, and community activists are behind the scenes, hard at work, to make sure you don't get lost. 

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