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THREE OAKS — The Board of Directors of Acorn Center for the Performing Arts, a performing arts center in Michigan’s Harbor Country that offers a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming, has unanimously approved the hire of Beth Kaskel as its next executive director.

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The first Annual Harbor Country Pride celebration took place June 1-6 and included an outdoor Movie Night in Dewey Cannon Park, a night of music on the back lawn of Lakeside Inn, guided Chikaming Open Lands hikes and a kayak tour, “Leather Night” at The False Front, an Art Walk, Self-Care Sa…

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NEW BUFFALO — The 8th annual Radio Harbor Country Bike-N-Brunch was held on Sunday, June 6, as a fund-raiser for Radio Harbor Country, a nonprofit public radio station that brings music, culture, arts and community to the Harbor Country area.

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UNION PIER — It’s been 20 years since Milda’s Corner Market opened at the intersection of Town Line Avenue and Red Arrow Highway in Union Pier, and visitors keep coming back for products from all over the world, local favorites like cold beet soup, and some very special potato chips.

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NEW TROY — The first Acorn Anywhere outdoor event of 2021 was held at the New Troy Community Center’s Allan Boyd Memorial Gazebo Garden on Saturday, May 22. The Great American Songbook concert featured The Dean Allrick Trio, Livia Gazzolo and Reynaldo Certain, Sandra Thompson, and strawberry…

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THREE OAKS — River Valley Elementary held May 15 “Super Saturday” activities at the Three Oaks Elementary campus where fifth-graders presented their "live wax museum" history presentations. Student art and science exhibits were displayed throughout town during the special day.

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ST. JOSEPH — The Blossomtime Festival held a Youth Parade on Saturday, May 8, along Lake Boulevard in downtown St. Joseph.

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BRIDGMAN — There’s a bight new look at Weko Beach and Campground in Bridgman thanks to Dream Scene Placemaking painters Anna Roeder (a 2008 Bridgman High School graduate) and her husband, Erik Vasilauskas.

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BUCHANAN — Berrien County residents can drop off household chemicals, batteries, home medical waste, electronics, hard foam or Styrofoam, and get their paper documents shredded from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 15, t the Southeast Berrien County Landfill Recycling Center, 3200 Chamberlain…

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THREE OAKS — The Region of Three Oaks Museum will begin the 2021 season on Saturday, May 1, from noon to 5 p.m. (the doors will open in accordance with the latest COVID-19 guidelines and regular hours will be noon to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday through October).

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Railroad Museum opened for the first time since October 2019 at noon on Saturday, April 10, and there were some new exhibits to explore, including a restored Chesapeake & Ohio 904126 Caboose which can be viewed both outside and inside (by passing through a C…

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HARBERT — Less than a year after a group of volunteers rebuilt the Cherry Beach stairs in Chikaming Township, they’re at it again just up the lakeshore.

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NEW TROY — Wee-Chik American Legion Post 518 hosted an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 4.

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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.

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THREE OAKS — Kaylee Jirtle and Evan Strefling were crowed queen and king of River Valley Winterfest on March 19.

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GRAND BEACH — Woodworker Frank Schmidt has spearheaded an effort to create 24 desks for elementary-age students to use at home.

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NEW BUFFALO — The 2021 Corned Beef Off (the 11th annual) at David’s Delicatessen & Coffee in downtown New Buffalo was held outdoors on Sunday, March 14.