Donation benefits PAW students

Even more students will have an opportunity to experience the arts thanks to a donation from an anonymous Brandywine High School graduate to the non-profit Performing Arts Workshops.

August Garritano, of PAW, said the donation would cover the cost of tuition for all participants in the PAW Jr. and PAW Cubs workshops.

Those who register will still need to make a deposit at the time of registration, but Garritano said the deposit would be refunded (minus check processing fees) after the completion of the workshop.

Participants will have the option of donating all or part of the deposit back to PAW, which is now a non-profit entity with the State of Michigan.

“We are currently completing the necessary and time consuming process of becoming an official 501(c) 3 with the IRS, but U.S. tax code does permit us to operate as such even during the registration process,” Garritano said. “We have our own EID.”

Garritano said the amount of the donation would remain confidential at the request of the donor.

Performing Arts Workshops, now in its fifth year, provides experiences to grade school students, including summer day camp experiences and performance opportunities during the school year.

For more information, visit performingartsworkshops-paw.com.

Berrien County

MGCF awards $121,182 in grants to Berrien, Cass counties

Berrien County

Berrien County reports lower COVID-19 cases in schools following mask mandate

Berrien County

Berrien County amends transportation funding requests

Cassopolis

Dowagiac man found guilty of drunk driving

Cass County

Underground Railroad Society of Cass County wins Michigan Humanities Council 2021 Outstanding Humanities Organization Award

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: Sept. 17-22

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township/Edwardsburg Police Log: Sept. 13-20

Business

Boutique yoga, wellness studio opens in Edwardsburg

Berrien County

Berrien County Health Department hosts educational event in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month

Business

Apple Festival Grande Parade is back, looking for participants

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 995,910 cases, 20,700 deaths

Education

Parents protest masks at Niles Community Schools Board of Education meeting

Berrien County

CFCN hosting flu, COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Business

Under the Harvest Moon Festival to offer children’s activities

News

Niles man, 13-year-old passenger killed in Sodus Township crash

Cass County

PHOTO STORY: Old Rugged Cross Church hosts church, museum dedication

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Elks hosting annual Guys and Dolls Golf Outing

News

New general surgeon seeing patients in Niles

Edwardsburg

Michigan Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall stops in Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg

PHOTO STORY: Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce hosts fall festival

News

Niles man sentenced to probation for drunk driving

News

PHOTO STORY: Uptown Fright Fest a success

News

PHOTO STORY: Niles student crowned Miss Apple Festival 2021

News

Three injured in Howard Township crash