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Monday, August 19, 2019
Krasl Art Center invites the community to their newly redesigned grounds to celebrate the successful completion of the Sculpting Community project. Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, St. Joseph, Mich. - The community is invited to celebrate the completion of fundraising for Krasl Art Center’s (KAC) new front yard. The Avant-Garde(n) Party is a free community gathering for all ageson Sunday, September 8, from 2 ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, August 19, 2019
WHAT: A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the newly renovated George and Janet Lane PARCOURSE–a free community fitness track. Renovations for the PARCOURSE feature two quarter-mile asphalt loops with professional grade exercise equipment offering varying degrees of difficulty for all fitness levels. WHO: Spectrum Health Lakeland leadership, foundation board members, and namesake donors ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, August 15, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Downtown St. Joseph, Mich., is doing everything it can to keep the summer vacation spirit alive right up through Labor Day. The Lake Michigan resort community has planned a series of fun activities for all ages throughout Aug. 30 – Sept. 2. “It’s been a beautiful summer in St. Joseph,” said Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today. “Come back and visit us for one more ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Published by Southwest Michigan Symphony OrchestraStevensville 8/15/2019. Join us for a half marathon and 5K through beautiful southwest Michigan.  Our course takes you past vineyards, hops fields, and bountiful farmland.  Both the half marathon and 5K start and end at the same place, the Lakeshore Youth Soccer Complex.  All proceeds benefit the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra.   Event ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
SOUTH BEND, Ind. Aug. 13, 2019 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces service from South Bend, Indiana to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) beginning November 25, 2019. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $69.* “We’re very happy to bring this latest, nonstop option for travel to Sarasota / Bradenton to the people of South Bend,” said ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release, Community
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, MI—Edward J. Todd, the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors and St. Joseph Today have partnered together to bring a temporary mural to the bluff stairs leading up to Lake Bluff Park and downtown St. Joseph. St. Joseph Today started the mural project in 2018 the week leading up to Chalk the Block with a permanent mural on the back of the Welcome Center building. This ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Human Interest, Education
Thursday, August 08, 2019
NILES, Mich. – Both the YMCA of Michiana and YMCA of Southwest Michigan boards of directors have voted on their intent to merge into one association. The merger is slated to be effective January 1, 2020. Collectively, the YMCAs will serve over 20,000 members and participants and employ more than 500 people with an annual operating budget of $10 million, which will double the size of each ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 08, 2019
   (SOUTH HAVEN) – On Saturday, August 3, hundreds of community members and volunteers attended the annual Hospice at Home Benefit Wine and Beer Tasting for Caring Circle which took place on the property of Dan and Mary Nulty, along the South Beach bluff in South Haven. Through sponsorships, ticket sales, and event activities, a total of $100,675 was raised in support of hospice care for the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Monday, August 5, 2019, St. Joseph, Mich. - Krasl Art Center is honored to announce a matching gift of up to $83,000 from an anonymous donor. This pledge is intended to help Krasl Art Center finalize fundraising for Sculpting Community project by inspiring new donors to contribute toward the project’s cost. Each and every dollar given to the campaign until the project is fully funded will be ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, August 05, 2019
Calling all Grill Masters: Enter for a chance to win a new KitchenAid grill and ticket package for the 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (August 1, 2019) — The 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is heating up the end of summer and the beginning of tailgating season with its first-ever grilling contest. In advance of the 2020 Championship at Harbor Shores Resort ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 01, 2019
It’s the battle of the bands when Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown comes to The Mendel Center Sept. 21  BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The question about which band is better – Beatles or Rolling Stones – has been a spirited debate for half of a century. The music of these legendary bands will be in the spotlight in an on-stage throw down Saturday, September 21, at 8 pm, at The Mendel Center at Lake ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata on Wednesday applauded a Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announcement that St. Joseph-based Lazy Ballerina Winery has been awarded a Value Added and Regional Food System Grant.   According to the department, Lazy Ballerina will receive a $30,000 grant to support a winery production expansion and to process Michigan grown ...read more
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (United) announced that it has selected Pearson Construction Company, based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, as general contractor for construction and renovation work to be completed on its new corporate headquarters building. The approximately 80,000-square-foot building is located at 150 Hilltop Road in St. Joseph, Michigan, and was previously owned by ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, MI – Lake Michigan College will hold a public grand opening and dedication ceremony to celebrate the new Welch Center for Wine and Viticulture on its Benton Harbor Campus from 4 until 7p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27.  The Welch Center is LMC’s new $7 million, 14,000-square-foot teaching winery. The facility is designed to provide Wine & Viticulture Technology students with a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, July 25, 2019
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College hosted its annual volunteer appreciation dinner and reception on July 17. During the event, The Mendel Center honored Camille Sandel of Stevensville with the 2018-19 Volunteer of the Year award. She was recognized for her work from among the group of nearly 100 active volunteers.  Sandel has been a volunteer for 24 years. She ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 25, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, MI – Local marketing and advertising agency King Media is adding another international award to its shelf, winning a PR News Platinum Award in Crisis Management for its work with Grand Haven Area Public Schools. This award brings King Media to a total of 18 national and international honors since 2015, reflecting the agency’s commitment to growth and innovation. “Promoting and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Education
Friday, July 19, 2019
Saint Joseph, 8/10/2019.  Coming to the Shadowland Pavilion at Silver Beach County Park in St. Joseph Michigan, Shaken Not Stirred will prove that it has earned its license to thrill.  Jeans ‘n Classics joins the SMSO to bring the music of James Bond, from the Connery era to the Craig era.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Tickets are $30 for a reserved seat, $20 for lawn ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
 ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — There is no question that summer is here when the free Wednesday Brown Bag Concerts and Friday Night Concert Series return to St. Joseph, Mich. Both series showcase regional musicians in one of the most scenic venues along Lake Michigan’s shore. Performers play in the John E.N. Howard Bandshell on Port Street that offers concertgoers a beautiful vista of the St. Joseph River, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest