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MCCC responds to Haiti quake

Alex Babycz and Brian Lay traveled to Haiti to help a university set up a computer lab in Oct. 2008.  Two years later, that university is a pile of rubble, and their Haitian friends have no place to go. Video: Alex Babycz talks about Haiti On Jan. 12, a 7.0 […]

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Does Santa Clause exist, or is he just a myth?

Over the past two centuries the story of Santa Clause has been told to children around the world.  At some point in time many children question the existence of Santa Clause, the answer is yes Virginia there is a Santa Clause.  The story of Santa Clause began in 1823 when […]

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Former MCCC student publishes horror book

Success comes in many forms, and with Barry Brickey, the adage holds true. Brickey, a 2001 graduate of MCCC, has released a self-published horror novel, The Silence.  The story involves a family that moves into a farmhouse, on Denton Road, and unexpectedly find themselves involved in a century old curse. […]

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New snack shop treats Monroe

If someone were to walk to Cravings, downtown Monroe’s new snack shop, they would be greeted by a bright yellow store front with a hand-painted facade brought together with a seasonally decorated window front. Smells of chocolate and fudge fill the quaint sitting area just inside. The glass display counter […]

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Traditions of Thanksgiving

In Autumn of 1621, the first Thanksgiving of the United States was held in Plymouth.  There where 53 known Pilgrims who survived the Mayflower excursion from England to America. They arrived in December of 1620.   After the territorial fighting between the Pilgrims and the American Indians, they began to see […]

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Whitman Center celebrates Native American Heritage Month

To celebrate November’s Native American Heritage month, the Whitman Center has an exhibit of Pow Wow Portraits. This exhibit, containing 22 portraits from the Michigan State University Museum, will be on display through Dec. 3. The purpose of the exhibit is to show American Indians dressed in contemporary traditional clothing. […]

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Paging Dr. Cullen…

Frenchtown Square Mall celebrated its grand reopening Saturday, Nov. 14, with a special guest  from the Twilight movies.  After months of renovations, the mall celebrated its reopening with Peter Facinelli, the actor who plays Dr. Carlisle Cullen.  New Moon, the sequel to the popular movie Twilight, opens Nov. 20. Since […]

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New school helps students grow in knowledge

 The Learning Bank Network, a collaboration of educational institutions taking over an old Monroe Bank and Trust branch, launched Wednesday with its first orientation. The Learning Bank is an institution that will help members of the community 18 and older grow in knowledge and gain more skill that is expected to […]

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Cavanagh storms MCCC

He wants to fry up an eagle, just to see what it’s like. Tim Cavanagh, a regular on the popular radio program The Bob and Tom Show, served up many of his famous “One Minute Songs” and other hilarities as he invaded the Meyer Theater on Oct. 3.Entering the limelight, […]

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Ex-student directs films

From dramatic thrillers and animated super heroes to comedies, Travis Seppala’s many interests have all been incorporated into one career. Seppala is from Monroe and is working in the growing Michigan film industry by writing and directing his own films as well as working with other people’s scripts.For the short […]