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News

Lighthouse Autism Center opens in Niles

NILES – A new option for families with children on the autism spectrum opened in Niles Monday. Lighthouse Autism Center, 2753 S. 11th St., Niles, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:00 am

Buchanan

Pears Mill opens season Saturday

BUCHANAN – A historic attraction reopens to visitors on Saturday morning. Pears Mill, located in downtown Buchanan near The Common in the National Register Historic ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:57 am

Brandywine Education

Brandywine Bobcats to perform “Fame: The Musical Jr.”

NILES – The show must, can and will go on for Brandywine Middle and High School students in their production of “Fame: The Musical Jr.” ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:43 am

News

Downtown Niles restaurant pivots to food truck for summer

NILES – El Amigo Pepe’s food truck will be its main outlet to reach hungry diners over the summer. Parked in downtown Niles, El Amigo ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:26 pm

News

Bluegrass festival, fireworks celebration approved by Niles City Council

NILES – The Bluegrass Festival and funds allocated for a fireworks event were approved by the Niles City Council unanimously on Monday evening. The Bluegrass ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:12 am

Giving

Area residents, business owners contribute to beautification effort of downtown Niles

NILES – Many of the flower beds in downtown Niles got some overdue attention thanks to a small group of local volunteers. Monday marked the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 24, 2021 6:53 pm

Cass County

Heritage Southwest ISD granted pre-Labor Day start waiver

CASS COUNTY — The Heritage Southwest Intermediate School District, formerly Lewis Cass ISD, was given the go-ahead by the Michigan Department of Education to begin ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 24, 2021 1:30 pm

Business

Niles Third Thursdays ramp up in participation

NILES – In the warm Thursday evening weather, music, dance, boutiques and dogs were celebrated throughout downtown Niles for a “paw-ty.” Third Thursday was in ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, May 21, 2021 7:47 am

Brandywine Education

Bobcat earns Master Captain license, becomes first woman accepted into marine service technology program

NILES – Navigating a ship on open water might seem intimidating to many, but not to Gabriella Inman. During the 2020-2021 Honors Assembly for Brandywine ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:07 pm

Education

NHS Class of 2021 celebrates final day of classes

NILES – The Niles High School drumline led a parade of graduating seniors through the halls of the school Wednesday morning. Students, staff and faculty ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:56 pm

Berrien County

Health department, Spectrum Health Lakeland give joint COVID-19 update

BERRIEN COUNTY – With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state of Michigan shifting on masking requirements for vaccinated residents, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:55 am

Business

Niles Third Thursday returns with pet ‘paw-ty’

NILES – The second Niles Third Thursday event of 2021 will spotlight pets and 18 local businesses coming together to benefit the Humane Society of ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:27 pm

News

Family carnival coming to Niles this weekend

NILES – Carnival rides and fair food will return to the Four Flags Area Apple Festival grounds, at Lake and N. 17th streets, this weekend, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:06 pm

Berrien County

County proposes increase in Niles Township deputy force numbers

NILES TOWNSHIP — Road work and policing were on the agenda Monday at the Niles Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting Monday. Berrien County Sheriff ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:51 pm

Cass County

Niles community helps toddler fight leukemia

NILES – Last Saturday, friends of Brooklynn Bowman hosted a fair at the Cass County Fair grounds to raise money for her continued fight against ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:41 pm

Business

PHOTO STORY: Inaugural spring market draws visitors, vendors from surrounding areas

NILES – Vendors from around the region, featuring unique offerings such as boutique clothing, hand-made masks, headbands, cosmetics and even skateboards flocked to the Four ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 17, 2021 5:00 pm

News

PHOTO STORY: Niles Renaissance Faire sees success in its third year

NILES – Over the weekend, Plym Park was transformed into Queen Kiriel’s grounds for the third annual Niles Renaissance Faire. Bards, knights, Vikings, fighters, jailers, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, May 17, 2021 2:56 pm

News

Resident connected with unpublished manuscript handwritten by her mother

NILES – Hand drawn maps of neighborhoods, black and white photographs of buildings and people, and passionately penned facts and connections run through the paper ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, May 14, 2021 3:04 pm

Business

Niles business wins 2021 distinction, given green light to build kitchen

NILES – On May 7, a Niles business founded on flavor was announced as SCORE Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan’s 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year. Sticky Spoons Jam, ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, May 14, 2021 3:01 pm

News

Niles veterinarian’s license suspended after September discovery of dead animals on property

BERTRAND TOWNSHIP – A Niles veterinarian’s license has been suspended by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. According to Michigan LARA certified license ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:17 pm

Business

Indeck volunteers clean up Island Park in preparation for park’s reopening

NILES – Last Saturday, volunteers from Indeck Niles Energy Center and Kiewit Power Constructors spent the day cleaning up Island Park. The workers spent time ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:08 am

Brandywine Education

PHOTO STORY: Bobcats host honors assembly for graduating seniors

NILES – Family members and loved ones sat on the risers on one side of the Brandywine Middle/High School gymnasium on Tuesday morning facing a ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:47 pm

News

Niles Summer Concert Series to return in June

NILES – Niles residents can bring the lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes: music returns to the Riverfront Park Amphitheater this summer. The series kicks ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:12 pm

Business

Apple Festival Spring Market taking place Saturday, Sunday

NILES – Seventy vendors, 13 food trucks and a cruise-in car show will arrive at the Four Flags Area Apple Festival grounds this weekend. The ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:55 am

News

Niles City Council approves three social district permits

NILES – Three businesses within the approved Niles social district moved one step closer to being able to serve adult beverages to enjoy outside of ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:40 pm

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