BRIDGMAN — A pizzeria that opened its first physical location in downtown Benton Harbor last year is in the midst of a change.
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”).
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…
LAKESIDE — The coronavirus lockdown of the last few months has served as a time of discovery and creation for Lakeside Inn artist in residence Rosśa Crean.
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.
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).
THREE OAKS — Members of the River Valley High School Class of 2020 were the focus of a Heroes Tribute Parade held Friday evening, June 5, between Three Oaks Elementary School and American Legion Post 204.
NEW BUFFALO — Four Winds Casinos looked a bit different on Monday, June 15, when every location opened to the public for the first time in three months.
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…
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.
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.
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