THREE OAKS — The Acorn Theater was filled with live music for the first time in over a year on Saturday, April 10.
NEW BUFFALO — The Hummingbird Lounge, a stylish and approachable cocktail bar set in a charming old Victorian House at 9 South Barton St. in New Buffalo, opened on April 1 blocks from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan.
NEW BUFFALO — Redamak’s 2021 opening day took place on April 1, and it was no joke for those who stood in line to get their first “Hamburger that made New Buffalo famous!” of the year.
NEW BUFFALO — Since 2011, The Pokagon Fund (TPF) has been committed to providing routine vision care for youth and seniors who reside in Southwestern Berrien County through its Vision Program.
NEW BUFFALO — The Board of Directors of the New Buffalo Railroad Museum has received a $7,000 grant to support General Operations for the 2021 Season from The Pokagon Fund.
THREE OAKS — The School of American Music recently announced Matthew Daniel, a veteran member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago chorus, has joined its teaching staff.
BERRIEN COUNTY — Bill Damaske has been building houses for 50 years and says he’s never before seen this kind of demand for new homes.
ST. JOSEPH — The Coastline Children’s Film Festival announces the unveiling of its 11th annual international children’s film festival. This one-of-a-kind family event takes place virtually for the first time from March 12-21, 2021
BRIDGMAN — The tradition of Taco Night at the Old Mill Run was revived at Bridgman High School on Feb. 20 as the Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence partnered with Classic Catering to host an Old Mill Run Mexican Fiesta Night.
THREE OAKS — Three Oaks Elementary Principal Patrick Zuccala introduced the “One Book, Two Schools” title that will be read by River Valley pupils in March during a Feb. 26 reveal presentation on Zoom.
HARBERT — Organizers of the effort to “Save Harbert Woods” are seeking to raise $1.4 million for the purchase of a 14-acre woodland along Harbert Road ahead of an April 1 deadline.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Animal Wellness Clinic, located at 4401 U.S. 12 in Michigan City (near the Michigan state line), is celebrating 20 years of business.
THREE OAKS — Jesse Otis spent four years in Three Oaks early in the 20th Century, living at a local dairy farm and becoming the first African American graduate of Three Oaks High School.
SAWYER — Cathleen Bottini named her new home decor and fashion boutique Window Shopping Sawyer, but you may want to go through the door to check out what the shop’s Facebook page describes as “a curated collection of one-of-kind beautiful pieces that bring warmth to the home and the heart.”
HARBERT — Chikaming Open Lands has acquired a new nature preserve in Chikaming Township adjacent to Warren Woods State Park, the organization announced this week. The 40-acre Sugarwood Forest site includes one of the last remaining old-growth forests in Southwest Michigan.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Animal Control is getting some positive attention after a video started circulating on social media last week showing one of its officers saving a deer in St. Joseph.
BRIDGMAN — Oronoko Iron Works Inc. closed on a new Bridgman property in January, with plans to move there this spring, according to a news release.
NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo Township Library Director Julie Grynwich has a new puppy, and she’s hoping to share “Gia” with the community soon.
BRIDGMAN — Emma Hearth & Market offers an abundance of unique pizzas, deli items and other organic delicacies for customers to take home.
GALIEN — Santa Claus and a literal procession of supporters including first-responders from Galien, Buchanan, Three Oaks and Bertrand Township paraded past Lily Mullen’s home in Galien on Dec. 5.