SAWYER — There are a lot of unique roadside attractions in Southwest Michigan (even a skeletal T-rex with deer antlers!) and participants in the Sunday, Oct. 18, Rotary Club of Harbor Country Road Rally got to experience quite a few of them up-close and personal.
LAKESIDE — The late Kirk Schrader was the driving force behind the establishment of mountain bike trails at the Chikaming Park and Preserve.
HARBERT — The founders of Chikaming Open Lands were honored on Oct. 3 with a car parade and the presentation of framed copies of a resolution passed by the COL Board of Directors.
KANKAKEE, Illinois — Jordan Chapman calls putting down a cancer-stricken dog found roaming the streets of Michigan City one of the hardest things she and her partner have ever had to do.
BENTON HARBOR — The Blossomtime Festival's 2020 royal courts were crowned more than six months later than normal on Saturday, Sept. 26, in a pair of pageants that almost didn't happen.
NEW TROY — The 15th anniversary of the Friends of New Troy converting a former school building into a Community Center and park was celebrated with chili and a movie on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 12.
NEW TROY — Chef Jen Powell and her partner, Deborah Hamilton, have been working hard to make sure the Silly Sausage (Fun in a Bun) food cart more than lives up to the promise of its name.
THREE OAKS — Harbor Country Hikers President Pat Fisher led about 20 people on a "fifth season" exploration of the Chikaming Park and Preserve on Saturday. Sept. 12.
THREE OAKS — Dr. Debra Z. Mannia, DDS, has been taking care of her patients (and their teeth) like they were family for four decades.
THREE OAKS — The 2020 Acorn Theater Singer-Songwriter Competition was held in the great outdoors near Three Oaks on Thursday, Aug. 13, with six artists performing original songs for a panel of three judges who chose three of them for a second song. After another round of music by that trio, …
SAWYER — Chikaming Open Lands has launched a Protect Sugarwood Forest drive to preserve one of the last remaining old-growth forests in Southwest Michigan.
NEW BUFFALO — The Friends of the New Buffalo Library has installed Little Free Libraries on South Whitaker and Merchant Streets in downtown New Buffalo, and at the New Buffalo Township Park on Red Arrow Highway.
THREE OAKS — Although there will be no 2020 Berrien County Youth Fair (the 75th anniversary celebration has been pushed back to 2021), A “Berrien County Showcase” is planned for youth exhibitors.
THREE OAKS — There were a lot of home runs during the Saturday, Aug. 8, Swinging For the Fence co-ed softball tournament played at the Three Oaks American Legion Post 204 field.
BRIDGMAN — Although details of how the fall high school band season will unfold is a work in progress, the Spirit of Bridgman Marching Band took a giant leap into that unknown with a three-day band camp held July 29-31.
BRIDGMAN — A little morning rain failed to dampen spirits at the 23rd Betty’s Buddies Golf Outing held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Pebblewood Country Club in Bridgman.
NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo Township held its annual Public Safety Day on Sunday, Aug. 2, with some changes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW BUFFALO — The long road to graduation for New Buffalo High School’s Class of 2020 reached its destination on Friday, July 24, right outside the building where students attended classes until March 13.
THREE OAKS — When River Valley Middle/High School Principal Patrick Breen chose “Resilience and Grit” as the building-wide theme for the 2019-2020 school year, he didn’t think students and staff would need to dig so deep into those qualities.
HARBERT — Red Arrow Roasters owner Jessica Nance has a supply of specialty coffee beans and a high-end roaster in her production (and recently retail) space located at 13933 Red Arrow Highway in Harbert.
THREE OAKS — The Rotary Club of Harbor Country installed new officers and named its Rotarian of the Year during a June 29 gathering at the rural Three Oaks home of member Tom Rosenbluth.
HARBERT — A tribute to the music of John Prine held Saturday, July 11, in the back yard of Executive Director Sandra Thompson kicked off the Acorn Anywhere! “exciting new series of fun events.”
BRIDGMAN — “It’s steady five days a week — everywhere I go we get pretty good crowds,” said Rick Murphy of Feeding America Southwest Michigan after pulling the Mobile Food Pantry truck into Woodland Shores Church in Bridgman on July 1.
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…
THREE OAKS — The Harbor Country Singers held a community sing-along in Dewey Cannon Park on June 24, and approximately 20 socially distanced voices filled the air with 17 different tunes (all “Happy Songs of Spring & Summer”).