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Around Michigan - Caster Concepts created a nonprofit to run the Innovation Hub and fund the programs, which technically have started. It's called Innovate Albion.

Innovation Hub is a robotics center designed to provide a training site for high school robotics teams in the region. There's a center at Kettering and there's one that UMich has in Detroit. The Albion location is 30,000 square feet and three stories, which includes the basement. The basement is a workshop. The second floor is classroom space. Third floor is a test field for teams to test their robots. Caster Concepts created a nonprofit to run the Innovation Hub and fund the programs, which technically have started. It's called Innovate Albion. Caster Concepts purchased the building for the Innovation Hub, which is an old Masonic temple that's about 100+ years old. They hire local robotics high school students as summer interns, who work with the company's engineering team. These are paid internships. They hire college students over the summer to work with the engineering division.

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Arts and Crafts across the U P from Drummond to Escanaba Bonifas Arts

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KALKASKA - The Bell's Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge is back for its 29th year! The 29-mile mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City is attended by professional and amateur athletes from around the world.

BELLAIRE - Traditional Snowshoe Lacing Workshop - Grass River Natural Area – prepare to enjoy winter trails in Northern  Michigan