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Cassopolis

Cassopolis Village Council conducts final 2023 meeting

CASSOPOLIS — The final regular meeting of 2023 of the Cassopolis Village Council was relatively quiet, with a small audience, a short agenda, and only ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Thursday, December 14, 2023 8:22 am

Business

Local nonprofits to team up for holiday donation event

NILES — A new event is coming to Niles just in time for the holiday giving season.  Sharing is Caring: A Day of Donation is ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Thursday, November 23, 2023 11:37 am

Community News

Edwardsburg Village Council hosts November meeting

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Village Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 20 at Edwardsburg Village Hall. Village Council President Dennis Peak ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Thursday, November 23, 2023 9:34 am

Cassopolis

Council member’s status highlights Cassopolis Village Council meeting

CASSOPOLIS — An agenda item at Monday’s Cassopolis Village Council meeting raised questions regarding a council member’s eligibility to remain on council. The start of ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, November 15, 2023 2:33 pm

Community News

Local singer-songwriter to perform in downtown Niles

NILES — Independent singer-songwriter Abbie Thomas packed the house this past weekend at Ignition Music Garage in Goshen. It was a celebratory evening, coming off ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Sunday, November 12, 2023 10:31 am

Business

Cassopolis manufacturer celebrates expansion with ribbon-cutting

CASSOPOLIS — A Cassopolis manufacturer celebrated its expansion Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. CHT USA celebrated the ribbon cutting for its new expansion on Tuesday, ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, October 25, 2023 2:38 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis awarded grants for village projects

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Village Manager Emilie LaGrow reported numerous successes for the village in the past month during Monday’s village council meeting.  The village was ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, October 11, 2023 1:31 pm

Community News

Rebel Noire and the Accomplices release new EP

NILES — Rebel Noire and the Accomplices is celebrating the release of their new EP, “Unarmed”. With an indefinable sound bringing together the genres of ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, October 6, 2023 7:00 pm

Community News

The Sixth Generation member to host free concert Sunday in Niles

NILES — One of Niles’ own rock and rollers is returning home this weekend to play a show for fans in the area. Ron Hamrick, ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 5:00 am

Community News

Business owner seeking successor so they can ‘stop and smell the roses’

NILES — East Main Gardens has been providing flower arrangements and the joy that comes along with them to Niles and the surrounding area for ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Monday, September 18, 2023 1:58 pm

Community News

Edwardsburg Village Council conducts August meeting

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Village Council met for their regular monthly meeting on August 21.  They approved financial reports, as well as multiple small equipment ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, August 25, 2023 10:00 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis school board talks calendars, new hires

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis School Board resumed their regular monthly meetings on Monday, Aug. 14. The district’s new Finance Director, James English, presented details on ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, August 23, 2023 10:30 am

Cassopolis

Cassopolis village council discusses grants, new dog park

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Village Council hosted its regular monthly meeting on Monday. Village Clerk Tonia Betty reported that village staff continue to seek funding ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Thursday, August 17, 2023 7:00 am

Community News

Local volunteer creating community through music and more

NILES — The free Niles Summer Concert Series has been entertaining music fans and contributing to the community since 2018, but the roots of the ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Tuesday, August 8, 2023 12:00 pm

Community News

Edwardsburg grad defies odds, spreads awareness

EDWARDSBURG — Megan Cichoracki has accomplished much in her young life, graduating at the top of her high school class in 2023, achieving a Victors ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Tuesday, August 8, 2023 5:00 am

Business

Niles tea shop provides destination for events, community, and atmosphere

NILES — Since opening just a few years ago, Apothica Teas in downtown Niles has become a destination for more than tea, with unique events ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Monday, July 31, 2023 2:00 pm

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Village Council hosts July meeting

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Village Council approved multiple financial reports, made budget amendments, and elected to begin making electronic payments for village bills during its ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1:24 pm

Business

Local brewing company growing through events, food and brews

NILES — Niles Brewing Company has continued to grow through events, food and, of course, beer, since opening in 2020.  Owners Brandon and Alyssa Townsley ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Saturday, July 8, 2023 11:00 am

Business

Two venues to bring unique event, drinking experiences to Niles

NILES — The calendar pages continue to turn, bringing us closer to the debut of the new Underground Laugh Lounge comedy venue and The Study ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Saturday, July 1, 2023 11:00 am

Cassopolis

Bullying, student progress hot topics at Cassopolis Board of Education meeting

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Board of Education met for their final meeting of the school year at Cassopolis High School on Monday, June 19. They ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, June 28, 2023 10:00 am

Business

Distillery growing and keeping live music alive in Niles

NILES — Iron Shoe Distillery is the home of regular live music in Niles. Each Wednesday night, the restaurant and spirits-makers host a variety of ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, June 23, 2023 2:30 pm

Community News

Edwardsburg Village Council approves DNR Spark Grant application

EDWARDSBURG — The Edwardsburg Village Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday. They returned to discussions on an application for the Michigan Department ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Wednesday, June 21, 2023 3:51 pm

Cassopolis

Beach Bash success, Hilton Street project discussed at Cassopolis Village Council meeting

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Village Council met on Monday for their regular monthly meeting. Village Manager Emilie LaGrow reported that the recent Beach Bash event ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, June 16, 2023 9:44 am

Berrien County

Local band makes their stamp creating new sounds out of old

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — In a local music scene that is rich and diverse in sound, The Erly is making a stamp with their own take ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Thursday, June 15, 2023 1:57 pm

Berrien County

Beatles companion brings personal story to Southwest Michigan gallery, theater

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — May Pang, a former music executive, personal assistant and production coordinator for John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and Lennon’s lover during the ... Read more

by Justin Flagel, Friday, June 9, 2023 9:00 am

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