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Thursday, December 12, 2019
Fifty-two students from four area high schools took part in the 11th annual Lake Michigan College Hospitality and Culinary Chili Cook-Off on Friday, Dec. 6 at The Mendel Center on LMC's Benton Harbor campus.  The participating teams representing St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Dowagiac, and River Valley high schools prepared a chili recipe on-site for a panel of judges with awards for both the chili ...read more
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
Culinary students from Niles High School provided white chocolate cranberry cookies to senators and staff on Wednesday. The treat was offered on behalf of Sen. Kim LaSata to help celebrate the senator’s first bill being signed into law.   “I was proud to welcome these talented culinary students from Niles to help me in honoring the Senate tradition of providing a tasty treat for my first Senate ...read more
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
What distinguishes the wines of one wine region from the wines of another? How does climate, grape variety, and winemaking practices affect the flavors of a particular wine?  Each Monday beginning Jan. 13, 2020, Lake Michigan College Enologist Amy Birk will answer such questions as she guides you on a global wine-tasting journey through Wines of the World, a 14-week community education class ...read more
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
For a second season, The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series, hosted by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, is presenting a professional development and networking event for young professionals in the region when it welcomes author, recovering addict, and subject of the major motion picture Beautiful BoyNic Sheff on Tuesday, February 11, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Members of the state Senate sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday, urging the governor to declare a state of emergency for the entire Lake Michigan shoreline because of the increasing problem of beach erosion, said Sen. Kim LaSata, who co-signed the letter.    “High water levels and erosion have led to significant damage to both privately and publicly owned property along the ...read more
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The public is invited to participate in a series of free events on Lake Michigan College’s Benton Harbor Campus to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.     Breakfast Celebration and Awards Ceremony     LMC will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration on Monday, January 20, from 7:45 to 10 a.m. in The Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall.   This year's ...read more
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The Senate welcomed the Colon High School Magi football team to the Capitol on Wednesday in honor of the team’s eight-man Division 1 State Championship victory.   Colon defeated Suttons Bay at the Superior Dome in Marquette on Nov. 23 by a score of 26-14, earning the Magi their first-ever state title.   “On behalf of the residents of the 21st Senate District, congratulations to the Colon Magi ...read more
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
State Sen. Kim LaSata on Monday announced the recipient of her Veteran of the Year award, Lawrence Wozniak, of Stevensville.   “West Michigan is blessed with so many great veterans, and it is my honor to recognize Lawrence Wozniak as the 21st Senate District’s Veteran of the Year,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “Larry’s dedicated service to country, community and family is to be admired ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Political
Friday, December 06, 2019
St. Joseph, Michigan, December 4, 2019: Experience, passion, and a clearly articulated vision has propelled a familiar face to the top spot at the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber. Bridgman-native Arthur Havlicek was appointed President and CEO this morning by the Chamber Board of Directors, following a period of internal evaluation and an extensive review of several candidates. “Our dynamic ...read more
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Friday, December 06, 2019
            As water levels along the Lake Michigan shoreline continue to rise, state Rep. Brad Paquette this week joined a bipartisan group of Michigan legislators in sending a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asking for a state of emergency declaration.            The desired declaration would cover the entire shoreline of Lake Michigan in response to erosion from near-record high water levels. ...read more
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Lakeland Care Network is offering a free presentation for area employers designed to explain the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rules which go into effect in 2020. This new database will contain information pertaining to violations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) controlled substances (drug) and alcohol testing program for ...read more
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that would allow the names of law enforcement officers, including court officers and corrections offers who died in the line of duty, to be added to the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument.   With the change, Senate Bill 321, sponsored by Sen. Kim LaSata, would align the Michigan monument standard with the National Law ...read more
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Wednesday, December 04, 2019
If you have lost your job in retail or in banking over the past year, Michigan Works! has a solution for you. Michigan Works! was awarded a Dislocated Worker Grant aimed at serving eligible jobseekers with finding new employment or connecting them with local training providers for short-term certificate programs.   “With recent closures at Target, JC Penney, and other retail establishments, ...read more
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019
The 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is spreading holiday cheer ahead of its return to Harbor Shores, May 19-24, 2020, with the 12 Days of Giveaways social media extravaganza. Participants have 12 chances—one per day from Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 13—to win holiday gift packages ranging from $99 to $1,050 in value.   “To celebrate the 10th year of KitchenAid as the title ...read more
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Since opening in 2016, Watermark Brewing Company has been approached regularly to host wedding receptions and other private events inside what is established as it is current taproom and beer garden. Not wanting to turn away regular business and remain a go-to spot for locals, Watermark Brewing Company has doubled down on Stevensville by renovating an 11,000sf warehouse adjacent to the brewery ...read more
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Monday, December 02, 2019
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs recently awarded a $15,000 grant to the Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation in support of a collaborative effort between population health and Krasl Art Center. The grant will fund the creation of an artist-guided, pop-up museum designed to facilitate better understanding of mental health, and to introduce the concept of community resiliency. The ...read more
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Monday, December 02, 2019
WHO:    St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board of Directors President Dr. Jay AsdellCenter for the Homeless/Robert L. Miller, Sr. Veterans Center Chief Policy & Resource Officer/Director Lani Vivirito accompanied by a veteran                                                 South Bend Cubs President Joe HartSouth Bend’s Largest and Most Loveable Bear Stu D. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, December 02, 2019
Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs are experiences in childhood that profoundly impact a developing child’s brain and functioning. Memories of these early-life experiences, even if we do not consciously remember them, are stored in our bodies leading to chronic, potentially negative health outcomes. As a result, ACEs are one of the most powerful determinants of the public’s health. Learn ...read more
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department will showcase a diverse mix of vocal and instrumental music in its final two concerts of 2019 at The Mendel Center. The annual Holiday Collage Concert will ring in the season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 in Grand Upton Hall. In addition to individual performances by LMC’s music, dance and theatre students, this year’s collage features ...read more
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
There’s a shortage of healthcare workers in southwest Michigan and Michigan Works! has the solution to train and upskill over 100 Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and Personal Care Assistants (PCA) through July 2020, with the implementation of an apprenticeship course. As a result, Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, is now registered apprenticeship sponsor with the United States ...read more
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Learn to Live Well with Heart Failure  (ST. JOSEPH) – Spectrum Health Lakeland will offer “Living Well with Heart Failure,” a free class for community members about congestive heart failure (CHF), a chronic condition characterized by the heart’s inability to meet the blood flow needs of the body. The program will take place on Tuesday, December 3, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Classroom B at Lakeland ...read more
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Monday, November 25, 2019
There are two upcoming opportunities to enjoy the music of the talented Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra (LMYO). The LMYO is one of several educational programs offered through the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra that provides an orchestral experience to gifted elementary-to-college-aged musicians.  The “Run-Out Concert”, conducted by Mr. Burke Lokey (photo attached), will take place on ...read more
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Monday, November 25, 2019
King Media is accustomed to international recognition for its work in branding and marketing, but the full-service agency has recently built a name for itself by helping clients through crisis situations. On November 20, 2019, President and Founder Coleen King accepted a first-place crisis management award from PR News. This is the agency’s 25th international award since 2015.  “In a crisis ...read more
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Monday, November 25, 2019
Lake Michigan College was recognized for increasing student voter rates at a Washington D.C. awards ceremony on November 12. LMC was among 149 U.S. colleges and universities who earned an “ALL IN Campus Challenge” silver seal award for achieving a student voter participation rate between 30% and 39% in the 2018 midterm election.    “LMC’s mission is to empower people and communities to thrive ...read more
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Friday, November 22, 2019
South Bend International Airport (SBN) will celebrate the arrival of Allegiant’s nonstop flight to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) on Monday, November 25, 2019.  Passengers boarding the inaugural flight will be treated to steel drum island music by Kent Arnsbarger, cake, SBN sunglasses and beach balls, and an interactive photo opportunity at the gate.  Weather permitting, media ...read more
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Krasl Art Center (KAC) is proud to present the theme of Resiliency for the 2019 Members’ Show from December 6 - January 20. Each year, members are invited to submit one new artwork of their making addressing the current year’s exhibition theme. Continuing with KAC’s current exhibition (on view thru December 1), Resiliency is defined as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, ...read more
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Monday, November 18, St. Joseph, Mich.— Members of the community, friends, families, and all those in-between are all cordially invited to attend PechaKucha 20x20 St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Volume 19. The event takes place at the Box Factory for the Arts on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 7 - 9 PM. Doors open at 6 PM. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where presenters run 20 images ...read more
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
State Sen. Kim LaSata said Tuesday her “Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids” was a big success, with Southwest Michigan residents donating 95 coats at 13 area collections sites.   “I am so appreciative of all who participated in this year’s Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids, and of the St. Joseph County Great Start Collaborative for taking the time to wash the coats in preparation of being given away,” said ...read more
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Getting in the holiday spirit is easy when you visit the Victorian-era downtown in St. Joseph, Mich. during the month of December. Four family-favorite events to celebrate the season will take place Dec. 6-7.  Light Up the Bluff on Dec. 6 will transform Lake Bluff Park when the mayor flips the switch at 6:30 p.m. and a million lights twinkle on the community tree and holiday-themed displays. The ...read more
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Monday, November 18, 2019
This year, 370 community members attended the annual Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation Gala, held in the newly unveiled Atrium within the Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion. Through sponsorships, ticket sales, a silent auction, and a raffle, the gala raised nearly $123,000 in support of the 260,000 square foot Pavilion at Lakeland Medical Center. The remainder of the facility, including clinical ...read more
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Friday, November 15, 2019
Holiday shoppers seeking great buys will find them throughout Southwest Michigan, on Black Friday, Nov. 29, and Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. Select merchants will begin their holiday sales on Black Friday. That day, in addition to special sales, shoppers in downtown St. Joseph can also enjoy free, horse-drawn sleigh rides from noon to 3 p.m. (weather permitting), sponsored by the Frederick S. ...read more
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Experience what is sure to be a stirring holiday celebration on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at The Mendel Center Mainstage, 1100 Yore Ave., Benton Harbor, MI, when the combined forces of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra (SMSO) and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Chorus (SMSC), plus a talented cast of soloists, perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. The exceptional soloists ...read more
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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
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