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Friday, January 24, 2020
State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Niles, this week supported a pair of proposals working to expand effective broadband services – including high-speed internet technology – to more areas in Southwest Michigan and across the state. The plans maintain protections for private property rights, but do not increase the burden on taxpayers. “Easy access to high-speed internet is simply a staple of being ...read more
Categories: Political, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, January 24, 2020
Cornerstone Alliance is partnering with SWMI Cycle Boat and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship to provide a free water taxi service during the week of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. The water taxi will provide transportation throughout the harbor for locals and tourists alike. Stops include the Arboretum, The Inn at Harbor Shores and Tavern on the River.  “We are excited to be ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, January 23, 2020
State Rep. Brad Paquette spearheaded a roundtable discussion with several other lawmakers, coordinating ideas to address the shoreline soil erosion disaster along the Great Lakes.             Paquette, who represents Berrien and Cass counties, said many in his district have reached out with their concerns and want to know what steps they can take to address the problem, most notably, the New ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Political
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Categories: Community, Political, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstone Alliance are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the 2020 Combined Business Recognition Breakfast and award ceremony being held Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall.  Jeff Donofrio, Director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, will be the keynote ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Looking to meet the growing demand for bilingualism in the workplace, Lake Michigan College is now offering students the opportunity to earn a Spanish Language Certificate of Achievement. The certificate, which is open to all students, can be earned by completing four classes – Elementary Spanish I & II and Intermediate Spanish I & II – at LMC’s Benton Harbor, South Haven, and Niles ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
St. Joseph, Mich. - The 59th annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff (KAB) is coming in July, but the artist apply much sooner!  Artists may submit their application until January 24, 2020 thru ZAPP - https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=8031. KAB is, once again, ranked as one of the top art fairs in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine, and one of the top 100 for artist sales by Art ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Mabel Lee Johnson was posthumously honored as Lake Michigan College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Award recipient during the college’s 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Community Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 20 in The Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall on the Benton Harbor campus.      It was a record-breaking year for attendance with more than 600 guests who braved the winter ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
THE ECONOMIC CLUB OF SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN SPEAKERS SERIESThe Honorable Malcolm TurnbullFormer Australian Prime Minister, 2015 - 2018Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 pm$50 - $80  Malcolm Turnbull, the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, possesses a unique and timely understanding of the current geopolitical moment. As Prime Minister, he forged lasting connections with world leaders and speaks to the ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, January 16, 2020
State Rep. Brad Paquette announced today the city of New Buffalo will receive $112,500 from the 2019 Recreation Passport Grant Fund for the Marquette Greenway.“People travel from all across the state and country to see the beauty our communities offer,” Rep. Paquette said. “The grant funds New Buffalo received will play a big role in promoting healthy outdoor activities.”Marquette Greenway is a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Political
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
– On Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 pm, The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series, hosted by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, welcomes former Australian Prime Minister, the Honorable Malcolm Turnbull. Tickets for the speaker event are on sale now to the public.  Turnbull possesses a unique and timely understanding of the current geopolitical moment. He has forged lasting ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
State Rep. Brad Paquette announced today he will be available to hear from members of his district on Saturday, Jan. 25. “As we begin a new year and get back to session, it is important for me to hear from the residents in our community,” Rep. Paquette said. “I rely on their input to help guide the decisions I make as their state legislator.”Rep. Paquette will be available Saturday, Jan. 25 at the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Political
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
St. Joseph, Mich. - In an age of memes, satire and political polarization, Krasl Art Center welcomes Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons to the main gallery January 31 - March 8, 2020. Featuring fifty-one original editorial cartoons from metropolitan newspapers in the United States, the exhibition spans across two world wars and the great depression. Lines with Power and Purpose ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
St. Joseph Mich., is renowned as a four-season water wonderland with Lake Michigan and nearby rivers and inland lakes. But this time of year the city’s focus turns to frozen water during its 16th Annual Magical Ice Fest presented by Silver Beach Pizza, Jan. 31 – Feb. 2. Ice competitions, a breathtaking Fire & Ice display and 5K Chocolate Walk/Run are just some of the morning-‘til-night reasons to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, January 13, 2020
St. Joseph, Mich. - Krasl Art Center (KAC) is proud to announce the Winter 2020 class & workshop schedule, with classes starting Monday, January 27, and youth spring break workshops scheduled for April 6, 8 and 9. Classes are open to both KAC members and non-members at all age ranges and skill levels. Students must register 10 days before class begins. All programs are available online at ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Monday, January 13, 2020
University Medical Specialties, located at 9045 US Highway 31 in Berrien Springs, recently became a Lakeland Medical Practice. A team of three physicians and two advance practitioners care for the general medical needs of children and adult patients and provide student health and occupational medicine services to Andrews University. The practice is also home to a counseling program with three ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, January 10, 2020
Whether visitors like their chili mild or fiery hot, their chili-inspired desserts simply sweet or sweet and spicy, or toasty hot beverages, they will find more than 20 ways to chase away the chill during the 8th Annual Downtown Chili Tour on Jan. 24. The event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown St. Joseph, Mich. Merchants and restaurants will offer samples of their favorite chili recipes in ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, January 09, 2020
State Sen. Kim LaSata announced Wednesday an upcoming opportunity for area residents to meet with her for coffee and discuss state and local issues.   The senator will be available to take questions, provide information, and listen to suggestions on issues affecting residents. No appointment is necessary.   For more information or to contact LaSata, please visit StateSenatorKimLaSata.com or ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Fight, Flight, or Freeze: three natural responses to fear. Learn how to harness your fear to be a more confident presenter in an upcoming six-hour interactive workshop hosted by the Kinexus Leadership Academy. Guest Speaker, Brian Lam will take you through a series of exercised to conquer your fears and become a stronger presenter.“At Kinexus Group, we know that developing leaders is what makes ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Lake Michigan College has added two new classes – English for Business Purposes and Focus on Grammar – to its Community Education English as a Second Language (ESL) offerings for the Spring 2020 semester.“English for Business Purposes is for newly hired employees or temporary workers in business, to help them communicate better in the work place,” said Daniela Ortiz, LMC’s ESL Program ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, January 06, 2020
United Federal Credit Union (United) was pleased to donate more than $12,000 to a variety of charitable organizations in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio during the 2019 Pay It Forward initiative. In 2019 through the Pay It Forward program, United collectively donated more than $16,400 to 56 different families, individuals, and community organizations across the six states where branches are located.As ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Southwestern Medical Clinic providers recently donated $75,000 in support of the Atrium dining area, located on the basement level of the new Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion. Renovations to the space include new food stations, modern décor, natural light, and digital menu screens. The cafeteria and new dining area are currently open to the public.“Southwestern Medical Clinic has a long history of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Sculpting Community led Krasl Art Center (KAC) to reimagine and renovate the grounds. Through this placemaking initiative, KAC transformed the green space into a destination where everyone knows they are welcome and can enjoy the arts in a way that feels comfortable to them. Construction for the $1.8M project was completed in the fall of 2018 with final adjustments made in the spring of 2019. The ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, January 02, 2020
State Rep. Brad Paquette announced Thursday that Berrien County residents will now be able to make appointments at all Secretary of State (SOS) offices, a move that he hopes will reduce wait times.  In an email to state representatives Thursday, the Michigan Department of State said the measure is part of the greater effort to improve efficiency at SOS branches across Michigan. Previously, Berrien ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Friday, December 27, 2019
Erth Visual & Physical, Inc. and Red Tail Entertainment are pleased to confirm the arrival of Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, which will play The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor for two shows only on Saturday, February 15, at 11 am and 2 pm. Tickets start at $16. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure was created in Australia by Erth Visual & Physical, which spent ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Announces Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries to be Featured inside the Makers Trail 19th Hole PavilionTen local Makers to showcase wines, spirits and brews at next year’s Championship  BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (Sept. 19, 2019) — The 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is mixing up the perfect cocktail for its upcoming May Championship, combining golf and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, September 13, 2019
Take a chance on ABBA Mania and you won’t be disappointedTickets for The Mendel Center performance go on sale Sept. 16 at 10 am  BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – ABBA Mania, the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute concert, returns to The Mendel Center Mainstage in Benton Harbor on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 8 pm  ABBA Mania formed in 1999 in London’s West End and the show has been selling out ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release