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‘Canine College’ planned for Oct. 1; RSVP today
September 19, 2017

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation invites all members of Hannah’s Bark Park, as well as the general public, to attend “Canine College” on Oct. 1 at City Hall.


2017 pavement marking project to begin Monday; City parking lots downtown closed Aug. 13
August 4, 2017

City parking lots downtown Mt. Pleasant will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 13 for the application of new pavement markings. Six of these lots will be marked for additional ADA accessible parking spaces.


Police cars, fire trucks and more at Public Safety Night on Aug. 19
August 4, 2017

Area families are invited to join local public safety officers downtown Mt. Pleasant on Aug. 19 for Public Safety Night. Beginning at 6 p.m., stop by the City Hall parking lot (320 W. Broadway in Mt. Pleasant) for the following:


‘Movies by Moonlight’ outdoor film series begins August 5
July 27, 2017

Bring chairs, blankets and snacks, and settle in on the lawn at City Hall (320 W. Broadway Street) for the annual outdoor movie series, “Movies by Moonlight.” All showings begin at 8:30 p.m. / dusk.


City parking lot and several streets closed this weekend for Classic Car Show
July 10, 2017

A City parking lot and several streets will be closed this weekend to accommodate the Classic Car and Motorcycle Show presented by the Home Builders Association of Central Michigan.


July 6 Farmers’ Market to take place at Morey Courts
June 30, 2017

The Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market on Thursday, July 6 will take place in the parking lot at Morey Courts from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The July 6 market was originally canceled due to the flooding that has closed Island Park indefinitely.


Several City parks closed and events canceled following flood
June 27, 2017

Due to extensive flood damage, the City of Mt. Pleasant has closed all of Island Park and Nelson Park, as well as portions of several other City parks until further notice. Additionally, the USA Softball State Tournament scheduled for June 29-July 2 in locations throughout Mt. Pleasant has been canceled; and the Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park is canceled for both Thursday, June 29 and Thursday, July 6.


Consumers Energy employees beautify Mt. Pleasant; Present $1500 grant to City
June 9, 2017

More than 160 Consumers Energy employees gathered at the Borden Building early Wednesday to present the City of Mt. Pleasant with a $1,500 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation to enhance and maintain local park facilities. The group then spent the remainder of the morning beautifying several public spaces in Mt. Pleasant.


Grand Opening of Timber Town 2.0 set for June 9
June 5, 2017

Thanks to the community's outstanding support, the City of Mt. Pleasant is ready to unveil the Timber Town 2.0 playground! The grand opening will take place at Island Park on Friday, June 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.


‘Thrilling Thursdays’ return to downtown Mt. Pleasant
May 24, 2017

Beginning June 15, make downtown your destination every Thursday evening for activities designed to take you and your family back in time when summer was all about fun! Each of these "Thrilling Thursdays" will begin at 6 p.m. at Town Center, with the exception of the Supersoaker Festivus, which will be held at Island Park.


Intersection at Washington and Michigan to become four-way stop
May 16, 2017

To improve safety for both pedestrians and motorists, the intersection at Washington and Michigan streets will be converted from a two-way stop to a four-way stop on Wednesday, May 17


Riverside Cemetery spring cleanup has begun
April 5, 2017

Spring cleanup has begun at Riverside Cemetery. All materials on grave sites must be removed by April 15 or they will be discarded. Plantings may be placed beginning May 1. Riverside Cemetery is open daily from dawn to dusk.


President of Strong Towns to speak in Mt. Pleasant
March 28, 2017

Charles Marohn, president of Strong Towns, a national nonprofit working to strengthen financial resilience in America's towns and cities, will lead a series of activities in the City of Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, April 13. During this interactive event, participants will learn Strong Towns’ principles of financial solvency, incremental development, local economic growth and bottom-up activism as they apply to the City of Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding region.


Volunteers needed for Timber Town 2.0 community build in May
March 23, 2017

The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking volunteers for the construction and installation of the Timber Town 2.0 playscape at Island Park.


Nominations for Historic Preservation Improvement Awards due March 31
February 23, 2017

The City of Mt. Pleasant's Historic District Commission (HDC) is currently seeking nominations for the 2017 Historic Preservation Improvement Awards.


Registration for Man vs. Mountain continues; sign up early for discounted registration rates
December 13, 2016

Registration continues for the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation’s Man vs. Mountain challenge on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.


Feel the holiday spirit at the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration Dec. 2-3
November 28, 2016

This Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, feel the holiday spirit at the annual “Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration” downtown. A community tradition for 23 years, the annual event offers a variety of activities for the whole family, including a sing-a-long and tree lighting ceremony on Friday, and hot-off-the-griddle pancakes with Santa and the lighted parade on Saturday.


CMU President and First Lady to be grand marshals of Lighted Christmas Parade
November 23, 2016

In keeping with the belief that the holidays are about thanking those people and organizations who give so much over the course of the year, the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration committee is pleased to announce Central Michigan University President George Ross and First Lady Elizabeth Ross as grand marshals of the 2016 Lighted Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. downtown Mt. Pleasant.


City reminds residents of overnight parking laws
November 22, 2016

The City of Mt. Pleasant is reminding residents of the following overnight parking regulations:


Clearing snow from sidewalks in business districts; a reminder from the Neighborhood Resource Unit (NRU)
November 21, 2016

It is the responsibility of the commercial property owner to remove snow from sidewalks in business districts within 18 hours after snow, sleet, or freezing rain fall, with the exception of Sundays and holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day). In this case, snow must be cleaned by noon the day following the Sunday or holiday.


Shop local on Nov. 26 in honor of Small Business Saturday
November 21, 2016

Shop local on Nov. 26 for Small Business Saturday. Launched in 2010, this annual event encourages people across the country to celebrate and support small, neighborhood businesses and all they do for their communities.


Pumpkin Promenade scheduled for Oct. 31 downtown Mt. Pleasant
October 24, 2016

The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween downtown Mt. Pleasant at the fifth annual Pumpkin Promenade!


Annual Downtown Mt. Pleasant Fall Open House scheduled for Oct. 8
September 30, 2016

Residents and visitors are invited to visit to the second annual Fall Open House in downtown Mt. Pleasant for a Saturday full of festivities! Attendees will be offered samples, specials and great coupons for future deals from local retailers, restaurants and eateries.


Reimagine Downtown Mt. Pleasant at Aug. 4 commercial property open house
July 25, 2016

Potential commercial property buyers and lessors are invited to see Mt. Pleasant’s “Downtown Reimagined” on Aug. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. Hosted by downtown Mt. Pleasant, this real estate open house will showcase commercial properties of all sizes currently available for redevelopment. Featured spaces will be open for tours and city staff will be present to answer questions about zoning, building codes, and state and local incentives.


Riverside Cemetery spring cleanup
April 11, 2016

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department will begin preparing Riverside Cemetery for spring cleanup. Individual lot owners are asked to remove all flowers, materials, garden hoses and other decorations from the cemetery by April 15 or they will be discarded. Riverside Cemetery is open from dawn to dusk every day to accommodate those needing to remove decorations.


Deer cull
February 11, 2016

On February 10, 2016, a deer cull was completed within the park system owned, operated, and maintained by the City of Mt. Pleasant. A total of 10 deer were harvested. All harvested venison will be donated to local charitable organizations.


Broadway Theatre now safe for use following carbon monoxide leak
December 15, 2015

On Monday, Dec. 14, final repairs were made to the heating system at the Broadway Theatre. The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department conducted two separate inspections and recorded no presence of carbon monoxide.


Pumpkin Promenade scheduled for Oct. 30 in Downtown Mt. Pleasant
October 20, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween in Downtown Mt. Pleasant at the fourth annual Pumpkin Promenade!


Fourth annual Pumpkin Promenade planned for October 30
October 2, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween in Downtown Mt. Pleasant at the fourth annual Pumpkin Promenade.


City of Mt. Pleasant fall leaf collection
October 2, 2015

Residents who live within the City limits may begin raking leaves over the curb on Monday, October 19. Leaves should be raked into the street along the curb or to the shoulder in uncurbed areas. Residents are asked to rake the leaves into small piles over the curb, and not cover the storm sewer catch basins.


Mt. Pleasant Adopts Complete Streets Ordinance
July 15, 2015

Consistent with the community’s status as one of the most walkable and bikeable in the State of Michigan, the City of Mt. Pleasant has passed a Complete Streets ordinance, the 26th Michigan community to do so to date. Adopted unanimously by the City Commission on June 22, the ordinance ensures that the planning of capital projects within the community will include, from the outset, the design elements necessary to provide for the needs of all legal roadway users.


“Army” of Consumers Energy Employees Volunteer, Present Grant to City of Mt. Pleasant
June 10, 2015

Over 300 Consumers Energy employees volunteered Tuesday morning to beautify three City of Mt. Pleasant-owned locations, and the City accepted $750 in grants from the energy provider’s foundation.


Downtown to replace more trees
April 13, 2015

Downtown Mt. Pleasant is scheduled to continue the replacement of dead and diseased with a variety of new trees in an effort to clean up and expand the tree canopy planted more than 15 years ago.


Run water notice lifted
March 24, 2015

The City’s Water Department has lifted the run water notice citing there is no longer a risk of freezing pipes due to warmer temperatures and decreasing frost levels.


Coverage Opportunity
March 20, 2015

This upcoming Sunday will be the first “Greeks Clean the Streets” of 2015.


Clearing snow from sidewalks in business districts
February 26, 2015

Reminder from the Neighborhood Resource Unit (NRU)
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. Feb. 26, 2015 – It is the responsibility of the commercial property owner to remove snow from sidewalks in business districts within 18 hours after snow, sleet, or freezing rain fall, with the exception of Sundays and holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day). In this case, snow must be cleaned by noon the day following the Sunday or holiday. If the snow or ice is too hard to remove, the owner must spread enough sand or other abrasive to make travel safe, and, as soon as weather permits, must clear a path of at least 48 inches in width.



Frost line causes concern for downtown City of Mt. Pleasant
February 20, 2015

Due to the current frost levels, some water customers in the City of Mt. Pleasant should run a small stream of water in their homes and businesses. The homes at risk of frozen city water lines have already been notified directly, via door tag, and any others at risk in the future will be notified at that time. Current businesses believed to be at risk of frozen city water lines include the downtown businesses located on Broadway, from Oak Street to Franklin Street, and on Main Street, from Michigan Street to Mosher Street. There is a map inside of the release.


Third annual Pumpkin Promenade planned for October 31
October 16, 2014

The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween in Downtown Mt. Pleasant at the third annual Pumpkin Promenade on October 31.


Dickens' Christmas Festival celebrates 20 years
November 25, 2013

Kick off the holiday season the old-fashioned way at the 20th annual Downtown Mt. Pleasant Dickens’ Christmas Festival on December 7.


Zombie Run to invade Mt. Pleasant on Friday the 13th
September 3, 2013

CMU students and the Mt. Pleasant community are invited to run for their lives at the inaugural Zombie Run on September 13.


Children enjoy Dickens events at library
The Morning Sun - December 2, 2012

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Hay ride, music kick off Dickens celebration
The Morning Sun - November 30, 2012

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Dickens' Christmas Festival comes to Downtown Mt. Pleasant
November 28, 2012

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way at downtown Mt. Pleasant’s Dickens’ Christmas Festival, November 30 and December 1.