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Musicians made top foreign film

Bright Blue Gorilla is a married musical duo who made a movie in Europe. Their fifth feature film, “Go with Le Flo,” will have its ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, September 5, 2013 5:27 pm


Annual Pokagon Pow-Pow this weekend

DOWAGIAC — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi invites the public to its 28th annual Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow, the annual celebration of traditional singing, dancing and culture, ... Read more

by admin, Friday, August 30, 2013 8:33 am


Baroda celebrates our troops

With popularity growing by leaps and bounds from 3,500 in 2011 and 6,000 in 2012, plus the addition of Elvis, Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart and ... Read more

by admin, Friday, July 26, 2013 7:48 am

Steve's Run

1,400 expected in Steve’s Run

Credit the Boston Marathon for music becoming a major element of Steve’s Run. Read more

by admin, Thursday, July 18, 2013 2:54 pm

Dave Stroup

Dowagiac man has a heavy beat on the drums

Dave Stroup practices for the July 11-13 WFD (World’s Fastest Drummer) World Finals at Nashville’s New Music City Center using five-pound dumbbells as drumsticks. Read more

by admin, Thursday, June 20, 2013 9:19 pm

Dennis Svehla

Tribute artists pays homage to Neil Diamond

Had he not broken his leg playing ball at the beginning of summer in high school, Dennis Svehla probably wouldn’t have taught himself to play ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, June 20, 2013 9:18 pm

Cavern Club

Back to the beat

It’s hard to say which is more improbable, a rock band kicking off its tour in Dowagiac, or those concerts culminating at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, May 2, 2013 3:27 pm


Decatur author shares war experiences

Writing a book never made Leo “Doc” Flory’s bucket list. Read more

by admin, Saturday, April 20, 2013 7:35 am

Dogwood Fine Arts Festival

Dogwood Fine Arts Festival comes to Dowagiac May 10-19

The Dogwood Fine Arts Festival May 10-19 will be free except for three attractions. Read more

by admin, Friday, April 12, 2013 2:47 pm


Passion play moves audience

A unique opportunity awaits on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs. Read more

by admin, Friday, April 5, 2013 11:36 am

Riviera Theater

Event turns focus on frogs

Three Rivers is thinking globally and acting locally when it comes to saving frogs, which are like canaries in coal mines. Read more

by admin, Friday, April 5, 2013 11:33 am

Dogwood Festival

Dogwood Festival Memories

After two decades making memories, Dowagiac’s Dogwood Fine Arts Festival reminisces with a photo contest for the May 10-19 edition. Read more

by admin, Friday, March 29, 2013 12:57 pm

Brandywine Community Schools

Brandywine History club hits the road

The Brandywine History Club continues to prove that having fun and learning are not mutually exclusive. Read more

by admin, Sunday, July 8, 2012 9:00 am


Bruce Oliver, 77

Bruce Oliver, 77 Feb. 24, 1935 — March 27, 2012 Bruce Douglas Oliver, of Granger, Ind., died on March 27, 2012, at his winter home ... Read more

by admin, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 10:52 am


Harry Allan, 81

Harry Allan, 81 April 3, 1930 — April 1, 2012 Harry Wilbur Allan, 81, of Niles, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012, at his residence ... Read more

by admin, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 10:49 am


UPDATE: charges filed after crash

A Buchanan man is facing a number of charges after leading police on a high-speed chase in Niles Township Monday afternoon. Read more

by admin, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 4:00 pm

Brandywine Education

Quick start leads ‘Cats to win

It has been a tough week for the Bangor Vikings. Read more

by admin, Monday, January 23, 2012 9:08 am


Niles wrestlers take tournament

The Niles wrestling team had all 10 wrestlers competing in the finals and consolation finals of the Orchard View Tournament Saturday to help lead the ... Read more

by admin, Sunday, January 8, 2012 7:42 pm


Brandywine wrestlers 2nd in tourney

The Brandywine wrestling team finished second at the Dan Taylor Memorial Tournament Saturday at Hillsdale. Read more

by admin, Sunday, January 8, 2012 7:38 pm


Niles beats Mishawaka, 70-59

Visiting Niles overcame a four-point deficit in the final four mintues Saturday night to knock off Mishawaka 70-59 in nonconference boys basketball action. Read more

by admin, Sunday, January 8, 2012 7:35 pm

farm markets

Farm stands: Fresh food meals start here

Know where your food comes from. Eat fresh local produce in season. Even Chef Emeril Lagasse of Food Network fame has gotten on the bandwagon ... Read more

by admin, Friday, June 18, 2010 12:51 pm


Always grinnin’ at Charlie’s

Fans of traditional southern barbecue can rattle off a list of famous hole-in-the-wall restaurants from cities across the lower half of the country like they're ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:37 pm

Food and Wine

Martinis, fine dining at ‘new’ Frankie’s

Step inside Frankie's Place in Union Pier and no matter what the occasion, guests are likely to be treated to a unique experience inside a ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:33 pm

Benton Harbor

From bricks and mortar to homes

When it was established in 1995, Habitat for Humanity was facing a relatively bleak situation in Benton Harbor. Read more

by admin, Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:31 pm


Hit the beach for wine festival

The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail, Traffic PR and the Economic Growth Alliance (a partnership of Lake township and the City of Bridgman) will present ... Read more

by admin, Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:28 pm

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