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NEW BUFFALO — Cocktails at the Grand Cottage celebrated its 11th year as the Michiana Humane Society’s signature fund-raising event on July 30 by benefitting the animals cared for in the Society’s shelter (as well as those living with foster families) while providing those attending with “th…

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Planning Commission by a 4-1 vote on July 26 recommended that the City Council approve the retail sale of marijuana in the city limits as a special land use with restrictions limiting the areas where such businesses could be located to what was described as…

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THREE OAKS — The Four A’s annual Car Show was held Sunday, July 31, at American Legion Post 204 in Three Oaks.

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HARBERT — The Coastline Children’s Film Festival Summer Film Series held a screening of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” outdoors at Harbert Community Park on July 20.

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ST. JOSEPH — Attempts to find a new home for Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Recovery & Wellness Center in Berrien Center have failed, Dr. Loren Hamel, president of Spectrum Health Lakeland, told Berrien County commissioners Thursday.

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ST. JOSEPH — A Berrien County Road Department worker who died in the line of duty on July 20 was honored at his funeral Tuesday, July 26, with a procession of trucks from all over the state.

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THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education received an update on all-classes building construction from Michael Kounelis, vice president of Skillman’s Michigan Group, during its July 25 regular meeting.

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THREE OAKS — The School of American Music’s third annual American Music Festival was held on the afternoon of Saturday, July 23, on SAM’s Spring Creek stage, 14 Maple St., Three Oaks, behind the Arts & Education Center in Dewey Cannon Park.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education approved hiring Ayrielle Hoyt as the new High School band director during the July 25 meeting.

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In what might be considered the most hotly-contested race in Southwest Michigan in the Aug. 2 primary election, five candidates are vying for a seat in the newly-created Michigan House of Representatives 38th District.

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ST. JOSEPH — An appeal of language contained in recall petitions seeking to force a special election in November with the aim removing New Buffalo City Council members John Humphrey and Brian Flanagan has been dismissed.

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ST. JOSEPH — A local company that stepped up to help Curious Kids’ Museum recover from a July 5 fire reached its fundraising goal in one day thanks in part to a significant donation from Honor Credit Union.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Planning Commission approved a special use request for a restaurant with an outdoor seating area and OK’d the site plan review for the proposed Birdies Restaurant & Bar at 207 North Whittaker St. during a June 28 special meeting.

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NEW BUFFALO — During the June 27 New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Jeff Leslie asked the board to confirm the nomination of Dan Caudle as the district’s new Middle School Principal.

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NEW BUFFALO — Organizers and supporters of an effort to initiate a “recall” election targeting New Buffalo City Council members John Humphrey and Brian Flanagan held a petition-signing drive at the former Dairy Queen building on June 23.

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NEW BUFFALO — A new Dune Walk overlooking the public beach in New Buffalo is taking shape and is expected to be completed by mid-August, but the project will cost roughly twice as much as originally expected.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education during its June 13 meeting accepted with regret the resignations of two longtime instructors while hiring “four people” to replace retiring Recreational Monitor Tina Brewster.

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HARBERT — Members of the Chikaming Township Board discussed and tabled a proposed change to the Union Pier overlay zoning district and the possible addition of fines to the rental registration system during the June 9 regular meeting.

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BRIDGMAN — The Heart of Cook awarded grants to 29 area nonprofit organizations, totaling $78,561 at a June 9 grant reception at Indiana Michigan Power’s Cook Nuclear Plant.

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Riding on their success in 2021, Harbor Country Pride Co-Founders and Presidents Abby Voss and Travis Worden brought nine main events and a beautiful portable rainbow to the week-long 2022 celebration.

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HARBERT — During a nearly three-hour long special June 6 Chikaming Township Board meeting with just one agenda item – Board Discussion with Zoning Administrator Concerning the Union Green Project – multiple issues related to the proposed condominium development at the corner of Red Arrow Hig…

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THREE OAKS — The new and improved Three Oaks Farmers Market made its debut on a sunny summer day (Thursday, June 2) with a Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce Ribbon-Cutting ceremony.

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