Giving

New downtown Niles nonprofit to provide respite for roadies

NILES — When walking by 205 E. Main St. in downtown in recent months, windows with a sign bearing the words “Follow our story @theoryoneproductions” ... Read more

6 months ago by Christina Clark.

United Way looking for stand-by COVID-19 volunteers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, one agency is looking for as many volunteers as possible to help aid as the ... Read more

6 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Anonymous donor, local florist team up to surprise West Woods residents

NILES — Tuesday afternoon, a video from The Flower Cart, a florist in Niles, went up on Facebook showing flower arrangements being dropped off at ... Read more

6 months ago by Christina Clark.

Despite event cancelation, sororities still looking to benefit Fitch Camp

DOWAGIAC — For more than a decade, a soup luncheon hosted by Xi Delta Mu and the Masters local sorority has raised funds for Fitch ... Read more

6 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Shelf Life Bookstore partners with Yarn on Front

NILES — Knitting needles will join rows of new and used books on Sunday. Shelf Life Bookstore, 223 N. Fourth St., is partnering with Yarn ... Read more

7 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Niles photographer launches pet portrait project to aid in bushfire aftermath

NILES — As Shayne Culp watched the months-long bushfires ravage nearly 50 million acres of Australian land, killing an estimated billion animals, she took it ... Read more

7 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Drumathon fundraiser to support Dowagiac school board member suffering from cancer

DOWAGIAC — Community members looking to dance to the beat of their own drum will have a chance next month. The DogPatch Drumathon will be ... Read more

8 months ago by Sarah Culton.

C. Wimberley Feed the Hungry campaign raises $30,000

DOWAGIAC — Inside Vincent J. Jewelers on Monday afternoon, Jim Allen, chairperson of the C. Wimberley Automotive’s Feed the Hungry campaign, shared a record-breaking announcement. ... Read more

8 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Basketball tournament to honor Buchanan man, fraternity that supported him

BUCHANAN — Avery Brown, of Buchanan, would have turned 30 Feb. 24, but gun violence prevented that from happening in 2018. Brown’s relatives, however, intend ... Read more

8 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Sticky Spoons Jam to host canned food drive for area pantry

NILES — From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, people can celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend by making donations that will leave both a ... Read more

8 months ago by Submitted.

Niles Township Fire Department Association hosts pancake breakfast

NILES — As snow pelted down Sunday morning, many local residents put on their coats and hats and braved the weather to smell — and ... Read more

8 months ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Honor Credit Union pays it forward

DOWAGIAC — Members of Dowagiac Honor Credit Union helped pay it forward this season in a variety of ways.  Honor Credit Union has offered the ... Read more

9 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Community supports benefit for Niles High School grad

NILES — When Becky Eaves heard that her childhood friend, Tim Glover, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in November 2019, she knew she had ... Read more

9 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Saint Francis Outreach backpack program serves its fourth year

DOWAGIAC — Saint Francis Outreach, founded in 2015, is in its fourth year of its backpack program, which supplies students in need at Dowagiac Union’s ... Read more

9 months ago by Submitted.

Redbud Ministries, scouts partner, deliver Christmas baskets

BUCHANAN — The mist of Kathy Slucas’ cold breath hit the wintry night air of Dec. 10 every few seconds as she lifted and adjusted ... Read more

10 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Vincent J. Jewelers in Dowagiac taking donations to help food pantry

DOWAGIAC — A small pair of sterling silver ball earrings sit on the counter at Vincent J. Jewelers. To some, they look like an ordinary ... Read more

10 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Four Flags Garden Club members decorate depot for the holidays

NILES — When Niles resident Karen Persa lived in Chicago, she said her heart broke each time beautiful, historic structures were torn down for high-rise ... Read more

10 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Annual Feed the Hungry campaign starts up

DOWAGIAC — From mid-November until the end of December, a truck and mid-sized SUV are stationed near the intersection of State Road and M-51 adorned ... Read more

11 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac Rake a Difference

DOWAGIAC — Members of the Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac and the team from Shelly Myers and Martha Hassle Cressy & Everett Real Estate volunteered ... Read more

11 months ago by Submitted.

Farm market partners with local organizations, schools to give to those in need

NILES — With the spooky season wrapping up, the Shelton’s Farm Market crew is swapping pumpkins and cornstalks for wreaths and stockings — and offering ... Read more

11 months ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Students, teacher design Niles school pride, career development

NILES — During an Oct. 21 Niles School Board meeting, Superintendent Dan Applegate said the district talked about being one unified school — or, as ... Read more

11 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Kiwanis Club to pair children with free pairs of boots

NILES — James Wruck, president of Kiwanis Club of Niles/Southwestern Michigan, has this nickname for his group’s annual service event: “Give kids the boot.” Read ... Read more

11 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Cass County Tractor Pullers Club donates to help cancer patients

DOWAGIAC — Saturday, downtown Dowagiac was filled with pumpkin carvers, dancers and dogs dressed up in Halloween costumes for the city’s annual Under the Harvest ... Read more

12 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Area volunteers get recognition at United Way event

BENTON HARBOR — Jeanne Harris, Larry Sehy, Mark Tumbleson and Shani Zinn have at least two traits in common: they are all Buchanan area residents ... Read more

12 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Two art forms come to Thursday’s summer concert

NILES — The audience of Thursday’s Niles Summer Concert Series performance will experience local art forms both visual and sonic at Riverfront Park. Classic rock ... Read more

1 year ago by Submitted.

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