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Thursday, May 23, 2019
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College announced its 28th season of Mainstage performances during a special season reveal presentation Wednesday evening to Series members and sponsors. The 2019-20 lineup includes 11 shows that span the spectrum of Broadway, music, dance, illusion, family programming, and comedy.  Among the headliners are Million Dollar Quartet that opens ...read more
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
This year the Gene Harris Coming Home Coming Together Concert will celebrate its 21st and final concert on Sunday, June 23, 2019, in City Center Park, Benton Harbor. The event will be hosted by Niki Haris.  The CHCT concert has been an annual community event to celebrate the importance of people from all communities and walks of life coming together in downtown Benton Harbor to appreciate the ...read more
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, MI – Registration is now open to the community for non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at Lake Michigan College. Courses will run July 8 through August 1 on LMC’s Benton Harbor campus. Students will learn about U.S. culture and American English language through instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as field trips throughout Berrien ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, May 20, 2019
(ST. JOSEPH) – Lakeside Healthcare Specialists recently became a Lakeland Medical Practice with a new name – Lakeland Primary Care, Royalton. Located at 3950 Hollywood Road, Suite 270, the practice offers patients access to a team of four board-certified physicians. Sharon Deskins, MD, John Gosling, MD, Alexander Hinckley, DO, and Mark Smalley, DO, will care for the general medical needs of adult ...read more
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Monday, May 20, 2019
L to R: Bob Sykora, Senior Commercial Loan Officer—United Federal Credit Union; Alex Grumbine, Commercial Loan Officer—United Federal Credit Union; Tony Mandarino, Director of Commercial Lending—United Federal Credit Union; Constance Logan, SBA Michigan District Director; Thomas McFadden, SBA Lender Relations Specialist.ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Michigan ...read more
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
LANSING, Mich. —Sen. Kim LaSata on Wednesday introduced a bill to help ensure proper recognition for two Southwest Michigan heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice.   In 2016, Security Supervisor Joseph P. Zangaro and Court Officer Ronald Kienzle were shot and killed by an inmate inside the Berrien County Courthouse. Zangaro had previously served as a Michigan State Police officer for 25 years ...read more
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Regional artisans and crafters will share their talent at the Lake Bluff Artisan Faire in Lake Bluff Park on Saturday, June 1 and Saturday, August 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Event attendees will find unique one-of-a-kind handcrafted, homemade goods such as home décor, furniture, jewelry, candles, clothing and more. “Vendor space is sold out for both shows. However, we are ...read more
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
ST.  , Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (United) has announced the appointment of two new members to the credit union’s leadership team—Kelly Glenn, associate director for the board of directors, and Julie Duensing, supervisory committee member for the board of directors. Glenn and Duensing will help the credit union achieve its mission of improving members’ lives, enhancing local communities, ...read more
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - Join St. Joseph Today on Friday, May 24th as they present the 2019 Memorial Day Parade sponsored by Lest We Forget. This yearly tradition honors the men and women who have served and sacrificed their lives in service for our country. The parade starts at noon and travels along Lake Boulevard from Park Street to Port Street in downtown St. Joseph. Following the parade is the ...read more
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
(Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 14, 2019) Competitive Edge, a promotional products company, headquartered in Stevensville, Michigan, increases momentum by adding another team member to their newest location in Grand Rapids, MI. Effective as of April 30th, 2019 Stephen Wittenbach was appointed Account Manager and will serve the company’s target market expansion by developing new business in Grand ...read more
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Kim LaSata welcomed the 2019 Blossomtime court to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday.   “For more than a century, the Blossomtime Festival has brought together communities throughout Southwest Michigan to showcase and celebrate its scenic beauty and agricultural heritage,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I congratulate this year’s winners and thank them for being such ...read more
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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — A comprehensive plan to lower auto insurance rates in the state was approved on Tuesday, said Sen. Kim LaSata.   “My constituents, along with all Michigan drivers, pay the highest auto insurance premiums in the nation, by far,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township, who is a member of the Senate Insurance and Banking Committee. “Auto insurance is a burden on all of our budgets, ...read more
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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Going to the downtown Farmers Market used to be limited to the treat of selecting your own ripe, succulent fruits and vegetables. That isn’t the case any longer in St. Joseph, Mich. The first Farmers Market kicks off Saturday May 25 from 9 a.m. – 2p.m. and will include the sale of jams, honey, hearth-baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables ...read more
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
    BENTON HARBOR, MI – Lake Michigan College is offering 13 Fab Lab summer camps and workshops for kids and adults to have fun while creating unique projects and developing new skills.  From drones and video games to ukules and birdhouses, there’s a camp for every kind of maker.  Information and registration is available at www.lakemichigancollege.edu/fablab/calendar or by emailing ...read more
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — The tantalizing aromas of barbecue wafting up from Whirlpool Centennial Park in St. Joseph, Mich., will lure hundreds to this Lake Michigan resort town on May 18 from noon-8 p.m. Popular craft beers, regional wines and nearly eight hours of live blues and bluegrass music will be other big draws when Chemical Bank presents the seventh annual BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass - A Taste of ...read more
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, MI – Lake Michigan College honored three alumni and two long-time community supporters with awards during Honors Convocation held Monday, April 15 at The Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall on the Benton Harbor campus.  The Alumni Service Award was presented to Craig Stilwell of Lansing, Mich. This award is given to alumni who have made important contributions, personally or ...read more
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    Announcing The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series 2019-20 Lineup New memberships available Wednesday, June 5, 10 amIndividual speaker tickets on sale Wednesday, June 12, 10 am  We have an exciting Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series season planned for 2019-20! In additional to a thought-provoking ...read more
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, MI – Lake Michigan College will host its 72nd annual commencement exercise at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at The Mendel Center Mainstage on the Benton Harbor campus.  A total of 485 students will receive 505 degrees and certificates, including two bachelor’s degrees, 463 associate degrees, 29 advanced certificates, two certificates of achievement and 14 certificates of completion.  This ...read more
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, MI – Jenna Dolezan has been selected as the student speaker for Lake Michigan College’s 72nd annual commencement exercise being held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at The Mendel Center Mainstage on the Benton Harbor campus.  Dolezan, a Benton Harbor native and 2017 St. Joseph High School graduate,  will receive an Associate in Business Administration.  She chose Lake Michigan College her ...read more
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
ST JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union announced that total assets grew 2.3% in the first quarter of 2019 when compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. Total assets reached $2.85 billion by the end of the first quarter. Total deposits also grew by 6.4% in the first quarter—an increase of $128.6 million compared to the fourth quarter 2018. Meanwhile, total membership grew by 1,150 to over ...read more
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Extended hours at Krasl Art Center begin May 1.St. Joseph, Michigan, April 17, 2019  Walking down Lake Bluff Park last summer, you probably noticed some major changes at Krasl Art Center (KAC). The institution underwent a major grounds redesign in Fall of 2018, adding a monumental sculpture, shaded plaza, new fire feature, multiple strolling sidewalks, five new sculpture pads, a bike rack, ...read more
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
4 YOUTH CLASSES, 6 VISITING-ARTIST WORKSHOPS, 12 YOUTH CAMPS, 13 ADULT CLASSES, 1 SUMMER OF FUN!St. Joseph, Michigan, April 19, 2019  Krasl Art Center (KAC) is proud to announce their summer 2019 class and workshop schedule, offering unique weekly youth camps and diverse adult classes from May 11 through August 27, 2019. Classes are open to both members and non-members of all age ranges and ...read more
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union donated $730 to the Logan Center as a result of its “You Color, U Donate” contest. For each page entered, United donated $1 to Logan Center. A total of 730 coloring sheets were submitted by credit union employees, members and the community. “It’s truly inspiring to see not only the community participation in the “You Color, U Donate” ...read more
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Saint Joseph, Michigan (4/23/2019) - The LMYO Winds, Concert Strings, Encore Strings, and Youth Symphony will perform in the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra Spring Concert at 4:00PM, Sunday May 12, 2019 at the Howard Performing Arts Center, 4160 E. Campus Circle Dr, Berrien Springs, MI.  Come enjoy soloist Kathy Zhang playing Zigeunerweisen op. 20 (Gypsy Airs) and a cello highlight from the Encore ...read more
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