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THREE OAKS — An “amazing” local machine ahead of its time, a fearsome weapon faced by Michigan soldiers during the first World War, and locally made musical oddities for the home are among the exhibits making their debut at the Region of Three Oaks Museum, 5 Featherbone Ave. in Three Oaks, d…

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The sounds live music are beginning to return to area communities such as Bridgman, New Buffalo and Three Oaks this summer.

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BERRIEN SPRINGS — Al-though the 75th anniversary celebration of the Berrien County Youth Fair has been postponed to 2021 (with a “Berrien County Showcase” planned this summer for youth exhibitors), the fairgrounds were filled with people lined up to get a taste of their summer favorites on J…

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BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman High School Class of 2020 received their diplomas and plenty of praise during a Sunday, June 14, outdoor drive-in commencement ceremony (also live-streamed) held in the parking lot next to “the Hive” gymnasium.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Farmers Market kicked off its 2020 drive-up format on Friday, June 19, at the corner of Merchant and Whittaker streets (hours will be 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays).

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NEW BUFFALO — Owner Dustin Harvey said the 2020 menu at the New Buffalo Beach Club concession at the public beach has been condensed down to the top 20 items.

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THREE OAKS — The Harbor Country Singers (HCS), the area’s community chorus, is sponsoring an outdoor summer sing-along at the Three Oaks Arts & Education Center on Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. (eastern). Everyone is invited to join in. Michigan COVID-19 guidelines now allow outdoor ga…

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LANSING — On June 5 Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order that starting on June 15 will re-open personal services including hair, massages, and nail salons statewide.

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SOUTH BEND — Teachers Credit Union has completed the acquisition of New Buffalo Savings Bank, a community financial institution with $111 million in assets and locations in New Buffalo, Sawyer and Three Oaks, Michigan, further expanding the credit union’s presence in Southwest Michigan.  

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NEW BUFFALO — On May 16 New Buffalo High School seniors were presented with "Class of 2020 — ‘Virtually’ the greatest class of all time” signs (and had their pictures taken — see photos accompanying this article).

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NEW BUFFALO — In New Buffalo the National Day of Prayer (Thursday, May 7) was observed at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church and Converge Community Church as a total of about 50 people gathered (at a safe social distance) to pray for the community and country.

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BRIDGMAN — Country Stitches Alterations & Embroidery, located at 9794 Red Arrow Highway in Bridgman, doesn’t have the words “face masks” in its name, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit they’ve been the main product.

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NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo Business Association Board President Blagica Bottigliero introduced a May 8 Special Local Business Check-In & Chat streaming session as a “very open dialog” and a way to get to know what business owners are up to.

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NEW BUFFALO — Area parks (and increasingly community gardens) continue to serve as a refuge for many during Michigan’s long-running coronavirus lockdown.

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THREE OAKS — Mr. Three Oaks/River Valley 2020 Davyd Bronson was fired up to play an important part in the Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for March 28 at at Three Oaks Elementary School.