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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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, November 15, 2019
Legislation that will reduce the burden of government regulation on small businesses in the state was signed into law on Thursday, said Sen. Kim LaSata, who sponsored Senate Bill 255.   “This is a commonsense reform that brings state law up to date with modern business practices,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “This change will help to reduce potential operational delays, which is good for ...read more
Categories: Political, Press Release
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
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department presents "Exit Strategy," Ike Holter's play about a struggling Chicago high school facing imminent extinction. The production, with help from Ernie Hudson of “Ghostbusters” fame, will be staged at The GhostLight Theatre, 101 Hinkley St., in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Six performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The​ ​2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship​ ​is returning to Harbor Shores May 19-24, 2020 and has introduced four incredible Championship ticket options to make gift-giving easy this holiday season. These holiday gift packages are limited in quantities and feature rounds of golf at the beautiful Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Harbor Shores along with discounted tickets to the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, November 11, 2019
– In honor of Caring Circle board member and long-time philanthropic supporter, Hilda Banyon, the organization recently established the Hilda Banyon Compassion Fund in her honor. Community and memorial donations provided to the fund will support benevolent care for individuals at the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center in need of financial assistance.                 During her more than 15 ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, November 08, 2019
Population growth or loss can have huge impacts on local communities and understanding all the factors involved will be the topic of a special presentation on Thursday, December 5th at Lake Michigan College.  Michigan State Demographer Eric Guthrie, PhD will speak on “Population Trends: What’s at Stake for Southwest Michigan.”    The free seminar is hosted by Kinexus Group, Lake Michigan ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, November 08, 2019
Lakeland Medical Center and Lakeland Hospital Niles recently achieved an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Spectrum Health Lakeland’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, November 07, 2019
A bill to help ensure proper recognition for two Southwest Michigan heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice was approved on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee.   Senate Bill 321 , sponsored by Sen. Kim LaSata, would correct a discrepancy in current law to allow for the names of Security Supervisor Joseph P. Zangaro and Court Officer Ronald Kienzle to be added to the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Political
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Holt Bosse and St. Joseph Today have partnered together to bring a permanent interactive mural to the Holt Bosse building, located in the 100 block of State Street.  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 and continued with a temporary mural installed this past summer on the bluff ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata on Tuesday announced upcoming opportunities for residents of the 21st Senate District 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, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.- As Michigan’s prison population continues its downward trend, it means more people will be making their way back to local communities looking for employment opportunities.  Michigan Works Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is proud to announce that Chemical Bank is providing a $15 thousand donation to the Offender Success program to help more people be successful back ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
St. Joseph, Mich. — The holiday season will begin with the warm glow of hundreds of luminaries lining the streets of Victorian-era downtown St. Joseph, Mich., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 22. The 25th Annual Luminary Festival, sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro, creates a joyful atmosphere for all ages to enjoy refreshments, special prices and gift ideas galore from participating ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, November 01, 2019
State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, issued the following statement regarding recent reports that Eau Claire has exceeded the state’s Lead Action Level.“Residents should never have to wonder if the water coming out of their tap is going to make them sick,” Paquette said. “I am working with state and local officials to ensure we are all quickly responding to this threat.” Paquette also ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Political
Friday, November 01, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, MI – Lake Michigan College will host a series of public and student events on its Benton Harbor campus in honor of International Education Week, November 18-22.  International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. It is celebrated annually across the nation to acknowledge the benefits of international education ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, November 01, 2019
Grand Rapids and Muskegon, Mich., Nov. 1, 2019 – Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors announces its merger with Muskegon-based Conn Geneva & Robinson CPA and Consultants.  Partners, Pete Geneva and Rich Robinson, along with their talented staff, have joined the team at Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors. Additionally, they are adding Kim Taylor Tax and Accounting to the merger as well.  Clients will ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, October 31, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (United) has appointed Michael Fernandez as branch manager of its Benton Harbor branch, located at 724 E. Napier in Benton Harbor, Michigan.   As branch manager, Fernandez will be responsible for maintaining the performance of the branch, selling products and services and providing leadership and supervision to staff. Fernandez brings more ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, October 31, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township, welcomed Pastor Chuck Vizthum from Whole Life Church Fellowship in Sturgis to the state Capitol on Thursday. Vizthum gave the invocation before Senate session.  
Categories: Political, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, October 31, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Kim LaSata on Thursday reacted to news from the Berrien County Health Department that elevated levels of lead were found in the village of Eau Claire’s drinking water.   “I appreciate the department’s efforts to help ensure our drinking water is safe and to protect residents from potential health risks,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “This advisory underscores the ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College has been awarded a $8,166 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The Mendel Center is using the grant to support its presentation of the Winter Delights Festival at The Mendel Center on Saturday, February 29, 2020.  The Mendel Center grant was awarded through a peer review process and was one of eight ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The 5th Annual Berrien County Cancer Service Art Festival will be celebrated from 5:30–8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13th at the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, Michigan.   Purpose: to raise awareness regarding the impact of cancer on the family and to invite the community to show support in a way that is fun for the entire family.  When a family has a health crisis, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Thursday, October 24, 2019
  LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata welcomed Sturgis Middle School sixth grade student Kayden Jones to the Capitol on Thursday to serve alongside her as a “junior senator” for the day.   “It was great to welcome Kayden to the Capitol to spend the day as my junior senator and to recognize him for his hard work in winning my essay contest,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I hope that ...read more
Categories: Education, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, October 24, 2019
South Bend, IN. –  South Bend International Airport (SBN) will host its 2nd Annual Aviation Education Day event on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The free event is open to the public of all ages and scouts ages 11-17. The event features aircraft displays, airfield tours, airport equipment showcases, and interactive presentations. Scouts will earn an Aviation Merit Badge ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in Southwest Michigan. The Lakeland Weight Loss Center has been accredited as a Low Acuity Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — A legislative plan to create an address confidentiality program that would help protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking from their attackers was approved by the state Senate on Tuesday.   Under the plan, victims would be able to obtain a confidential address for official documents and mail correspondence to help protect them from ...read more
Categories: Political, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, October 21, 2019
Meet working artists in The Shop, enjoy soup lunch with friends, support KAC's Clay Artist Guild, and enter to win a limited-edition KitchenAid Mixer.    Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, St. Joseph, Mich. - Join Krasl Art Center (KAC) for the annual Soup’s On! lunch event November 6, 7, and 8. Lunch is served 11 AM - 1:30 PM. KAC is open until 8 pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 5 pm on Friday. Enjoy ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, October 21, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – Afiya Latham and Ryan Smith are the new owners of Express Professionals of Southwest Michigan as of August 2019. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on October 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT), at the St. Joseph location, 4070 Red Arrow Highway. The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance will host the event.  Express Employment Professionals of Southwest Michigan is ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic
Friday, October 18, 2019
 - For the first time, The Elf on the Shelf® Scout Elves will take center stage in a new live musical debuting this holiday season. The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical makes its only Michigan stop at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, MI, on Wednesday, December 18, at 7 pm.Inspired by the beloved box set The Elf on the Shelf®: A Christmas Tradition, this touring ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, October 18, 2019
 LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata on Friday hosted Southwest Michigan women small business owners for a roundtable discussion.   “Michigan is one of the top five states for women to start a small business and is home to more than 29,000 women-owned small businesses that provide jobs to over a quarter-million people,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I was honored and humbled to have ...read more
Categories: Political, Press Release, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
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
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Krasl Art Center welcomes a new exhibition devoted to the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, and stress.    Wednesday September 11, 2019. St. Joseph, Mich. - Stress affects almost every part of our lives, from working with combative coworkers to listening to the daily news. What tools are available to thrive in these conditions? Krasl Art Center (KAC) ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, 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
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — The rhythmic clip-clop of hooves has returned to the streets of St. Joseph, Mich., on select Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Free horse-drawn trolley rides, made possible by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, will showcase the Victorian-era charm of this Lake Michigan resort town during scheduled times June through December, weather permitting.  “It’s a relaxing tour of ...read more
Categories: Press Release