LAKESIDE — The Rotary Club of Harbor Country made a special delivery to the superintendents of the New Buffalo and River Valley school districts on Monday, June 1.
THREE OAKS — The School of American Music (SAM) in Three Oaks has received a $10,000 grant from the Pokagon Fund. The grant will enable the school to extend its need-based scholarship program this summer up to 100 percent of the cost of lessons.
BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman High School Class of 2020 was publicly recognized, celebrated and immortalized during the last week of a very unusual senior year.
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).
NEW BUFFALO — The May 15 New Buffalo Business Association Check-In & Chat focused on the ongoing Red Arrow Highway Union Pier Corridor Improvements Project.
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.
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.
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.
NEW BUFFALO — A parade of about 50 vehicles made the 22nd anniversary of Father John Peter Ambrose’s ordination something special on Monday, May 4.
THREE OAKS — Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce Board Vice President Maggie Martin made the organization’s first digital mixer, held online April 30, a musical celebration.
NEW TROY — A long line of cars formed at the New Troy Community Center on April 27 as boxes filled with much-needed food were distributed from the Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry.
The Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC), along with four regional groups, has been selected to receive a $375,000 national grant to help improve damaged forests in Southwest Michigan. The conservancy and other partners’ project was one of 13 selected nationwide to receive funding…
NEW BUFFALO — The Lake Michigan Shoreline has been transformed, with record high water levels causing many homeowners to erect walls of immense boulders as a last line of defense against the threat of ruinous erosion.
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.
With local districts committed to providing meals through the end of the current school year, the number of families picking up meals continues to grow.
THREE OAKS — The doors might be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Vickers Theatre is still committed to bringing movies to Southwest Michigan residents.
HARBERT — The dog park at Harbert Community Park is a relaxing place for Rick Golab of New Buffalo to spend time with his dogs, “Hazel” the Chocolate Lab and “Molly,” a Clumber Spaniel.
THREE OAKS — Ayla Batton-Wyman of Three Oaks recently launched the Facebook group page SWMI Mutual Aid with the purpose of pooling resources for friends, neighbors and those needing a little extra help during the coronavirus pandemic.
THREE OAKS — The Acorn Theater’s new live streaming series Thursday Night Acorn Presents continues at 8 p.m. each Thursday on The Acorn Facebook page
THREE OAKS — The Harbor Country Rotary Club and Church of the Mediator of Harbert sponsored an April 7 visit from the Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry with a twist.
HARBERT — With businesses required to shut down, schools closed, and people filled with anxiety, Neighbor by Neighbor has been able to help in practical ways because of generous gifts.
BRIDGMAN — “The community support has been great … just how everybody is trying to come together and do what they can to help each other out,” observed Heather Cribley on Friday, March 20, between filling take-out orders at Rochefort’s The Next Generation in Bridgman.
STEVENSVILLE — A Lincoln Township police officer got up close and personal with a bald eagle Saturday, March 28, as he helped save the injured bird.
HARBERT — Neighbor by Neighbor, founded in July 2017 thanks to a grant from The Pokagon Fund, is a confidential, free-of-charge short-term program to help people with an immediate need get assistance to meet that need.
THREE OAKS — A sizable stretch of hiking trail in Chikaming Open Lands’ Chris Thompson Memorial Preserve was cleared by an enthusiastic group of volunteers on Saturday, March 14.
NEW BUFFALO — In times of crisis, it’s hard to find the silver lining. But numerous studies have shown that feelings of happiness actually “undoes” the negative cardiovascular effects of stress on the body.
NEW BUFFALO — St. Patrick himself seemed to be smiling down on New Buffalo during a sun-drenched, green-hued March 7 parade through town.
NEW BUFFALO — A coach and teacher who led the 1983 New Buffalo High School baseball team to a state championship was inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, March 5.
THREE OAKS – Baseball fans In Harbor Country enjoyed the opportunity to meet and listen to stories by former Major League players Dave Gumpert and Dave Machemer during a March 7 event hosted by Garry Lange at The Biggest Little Museum.
The River Valley Middle/High School production of “Fiddler on the Roof” and the New Buffalo Drama Department's presentation of Disney’s “Mary Poppins," both originally scheduled for March 20, 21 and 22 shows, have been postponed due to the closing of all Michigan schools due to the coronavirus.
SAWYER — There was snow on the ground and the scent of maple syrup was in the air at Covenant Farm near Sawyer on Saturday, Feb. 29, during a Chikaming Open Lands-sponsored outing.