BRIDGMAN — Members of the Bridgman High School varsity football team wore special “American Heroes Night” jerseys during their Sept.17 eight-man game against Mendon.
NEW BUFFALO — The Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce came full circle during its 40th anniversary year, holding a Sept. 16 “mixer” for members at the New Buffalo Railroad Museum.
BRIDGMAN — Treasures galore were found on Sept. 10 and 11 as the Bridgman Community Garage Sale returned throughout the community. Over 40 vendors participated in the Friends of the Bridgman Library-sponsored event.
HARBERT — The 2021 Outsiders Art Fair took place at Judith Racht Gallery in Harbert during Labor Day weekend (Feb. 3-5) both inside a former schoolhouse building and outdoors in tent where 35 booths were located. The opening-night party included a cash bar benefiting the Michiana Humane Society.
NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in the fall of 2020, and the honor was celebrated in person during an Aug. 31 back-to-school night.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — A shipwreck off the shores of Mount Baldy in Michigan City, Ind., that few people even realize is there could become Indiana’s second underwater nature preserve.
BRIDGMAN — Nancy Waaso of Bridgman changed her look to a “Lime Green Mohawk” on Aug. 30 in support of her 8-year-old grandson Oliver (Ollie) Gauthier.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Annette Donner of Three Oaks got to end her days as a Berrien County Youth Fair exhibitor on Aug. 21 by taking a “victory lap” with “Sierra” at the conclusion of equestrian gaming competitions.
NEW BUFFALO — U.S. 12 Speed and Custom celebrated its 10th year of business on Aug. 28 with the triumphant return of the Full Throttle Throwdown Car Show and its popular Pin-up Contest.
UNION PIER — The Michiana Humane Society cares for more than 1,000 animals a year, and that mission got a big boost on Aug. 28 from the Music In The Pines concert and auction.
BRIDGMAN — A little piece of the Berrien County Youth Fair made its way to a church freezer Friday, Aug. 27 – or more accurately, a few wings.
HARBERT — The first entertainment event held at “The Meadow” area taking shape in the former Little League baseball field at Harbert Community Park was an Aug. 18 screening of “Mune: The Guardian of the Moon” presented on a portable screen by The Coastline Children’s Film Festival.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Jack Elliot thought he’d maybe raise $3,000 on a gallon of milk from his grand champion dairy cow at this year’s Berrien County Youth Fair.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Art Gallery, at 137 North Whittaker St., held a Grand Opening celebration complete with a Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday.
GALIEN — Peyton Seyfred is looking forward to her first Berrien County Youth Fair, but it won’t be the first week at the fairgrounds in Berrien Springs for her mom Sara, her aunt Elise Schmaltz, or a horse named “Dolly.”
BRIDGMAN — Three young men from Berrien County Boy Scout Troop 624 were recognized for achieving the highest rank in Boy Scouts, the Eagle Badge on July 16 in the Weko Beach House.
LaPORTE Ind. — Williams Orchard, 9456 North 500 East, LaPorte, Ind. (just south of Three Oaks) will be opening for the 2021 fruit season on Aug. 5 by offering peaches and other market items in their orchard barn.
THREE OAKS — The School of American Music’s second annual American Music Festival showcased 19th Century work songs, old-timey guitar blues, bluegrass, jazz and big band sounds Saturday, July 24, on the Spring Creek Stage in Dewey Cannon Park.
NEW BUFFALO — Circle Federal Credit Union celebrated the opening its new Lending Office at 6 West Buffalo St. in New Buffalo with a July 23 open house and Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony.
BRIDGMAN — A retirement reception for Priscilla Lee Hellenga, retiring School of American Music (SAM) Board of Directors member and the first SAM Executive Director, was held on July 22 at Lost Dunes in Bridgman.
THREE OAKS — The coveted title of Acorn Theater Singer-Songwriter Competition winner went to Scott Hildebrand of Chicago on Friday, July 16, following a special evening of live music and audience participation.
The River Valley Antique Power Association’s Antique Power Summer Show took pace Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18, at the Association grounds along Warren Woods Road. Festivitie included tractor parades, antique tractors, cars, engines and chain saws, an operating saw mill, a shingle mill…
BENTON HARBOR — Behind a white house with blue shutters in Benton Harbor is Berrien County’s only licensed wildlife rehabilitation center.
NEW TROY — The third New Troy Strawberry Social was held Sunday, July 11, behind the New Troy Community Center featuring good company, live music by the Down on the Dock big band from nearby New Carlisle, and strawberry shortcake provided by Classic Catering.
BRIDGMAN — The opening of the United Federal Credit Union Bridgman Branch at 4509 Lake St. was celebrated July 8 with a Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Farmstand by Mick Klug Farm made its debut in downtown New Buffalo on July 1 featuring a colorful assortment of fresh-from-the-farm fruit.
UNION PIER — The population of Northern Bobwhite Quail in the wooded areas near Union Pier’s Goldberry Woods bed & breakfast/organic farm increased by 20 on June 24.
NEW BUFFALO — Visitors to downtown New Buffalo have been buzzing about the new Starbucks at 116 N. Whittaker St. since it opened on June 23, with passersby stopping to take cell phone photos and heading in to be among the first customers.
THREE OAKS – The Three Oaks Flag Day Parade celebrated 69 years on Sunday, June 13, with a 100-plus unit extravaganza that delighted a massive crowd of onlookers with everything from flag-bearing veterans (complete with honor guards firing salutes) and crowned community royalty, the Marching…