02-15-2018 Schools news and calendars

THESE “KUTE KIDS” are… the precious grandchildren of Bonny Kulick of Watervliet and the late Lee Kulick. In this photo from June 2017 are Margot (3-1/2) and Evie (almost 7) in the back, daughters of Chris & Maya Kulick of Breckenridge, Colorado, and Kala (6 mos.) and Kailash (3) in the front, children of Beth Kulick & Gireesh Sonnad of Brooklyn, New York. Also, grandparents to Margot & Evie are Phil & Julie Barr of Ann Arbor and grandparents to Kala & Kailash are Dr. Ashok Sonnad and Eileen Hodges. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, and relatives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you would like to see in the paper, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098 or email it with your information to record@tricityrecord.com. Pick up your photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?


Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 15 ½ Day for Elementary Only; Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences afternoon and evening; HS & MS Parent Teacher Conferences, evening only; MS Wrestling at Constantine, 5:00 p.m.; JV Girls & Boys Basketball, Home vs. Lawrence, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 16 1/2 day for all buildings; PTO Daddy-Daughter Dance, MS gym, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball at Lawrence, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 17 MS Wrestling at River Valley Invitational, 9:00 a.m.; MSVMA HS District & Solo Ensemble at SWMI College Monday, February 19 9th Grade Boys, JV Girls & Boys Basketball at Schoolcraft, 4:15, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.; Pre-festival Band Concert, HS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 20 7th Grade White Girls Basketball at Paw Paw Middle School, 4:00 p.m.; 8th Grade White Girls Basketball, Home vs. Countryside, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball, Home vs. Schoolcraft, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 21 MS White Basketball, Home vs. St. Joseph, 5:00 p.m.; MS Maroon Basketball at Coloma, 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 22 MS Wrestling at Lawton, 5:00 p.m.; Pre-festival Choir Concert, HS Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.; JV Girls & Boys Basketball at Gobles, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 23 Elementary Progress Reports go home; 9th Grade Boys Basketball at Hartford, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball, Home vs. Gobles SENIOR NIGHT, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 24 MS Wrestling at Coloma, 9:00 a.m.

Senior Services

Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St. OPEN: Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 Coffee and Conversation, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Bingo/ Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand and Foot/ Knitting/ Crochet/ Quilt Group, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 Coffee and Conversation, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand and Foot/ Computer with Emma/ Quilting/ Knitting/ Crochet Group, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 Coffee and Conversation, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Bible Study/ Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot, 1:30 p.m. All seniors, age 60 and older, residing in Van Buren County are eligible to participate in these programs and activities. Any questions or comments, please contact Senior Services Paw Paw office at 269-655-8000. Rides are available from Van Buren Public Transit with no less than 24-hour advance notice at (269) 427-7921.

Frederick S. Upton Foundation announces grant deadline

The spring grant deadline for the Frederick S. Upton Foundation is March 15, 2018. All grant materials submitted must be postmarked or delivered in person by this date to be considered during the spring grant cycle. The Frederick S. Upton Foundation considers grant requests from a wide variety of non-profit organization but focuses its efforts in Berrien County. For additional information or to receive a grant application, contact the Foundation at (269) 982-1905. Additional grant deadlines for the year are June 15 and October 15. The Frederick S. Upton Foundation is administered by the Berrien Community Foundation. For more information on grant opportunities available, visit www.berriencommunity.org/grants.

Fridays, Feb. 16-Mar. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. “LENTEN FISH FRY” at American Legion Post 362, 351 E. St. Joseph St., Coloma. Adult dinners/$9; all-you-can-eat fish dinners/$11; children 4-12/$5; children 3 and under are free. Call 468-5501 for takeout orders. Saturday, Feb. 17, 1:00 p.m. “NATURE CRAFTS” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor for kids 7-12 (adults welcome). Crafts cost $1-$2; call 927-4832 to register. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. “HISTORY TRIVIA NIGHT” at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave. Teams of up to six compete for a prize package. Call 468-3330 for more info. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. “INVASIVE SPECIES WORKSHOP” hosted by Southwest X Southwest Corner Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area at Coloma Public Library. Free event. Contact Jared Harmon at 269-471-9111 ext. 3 for more information. Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:30-8:00 p.m. “SOUR GRAPES OF WRATH” interactive murder mystery at Watervliet District Library. Pre-registration is required, call 463-6382 for more information. Saturday, Feb. 24 “HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET” hosted by Berrien County Trophy Toms at Pebblewood Banquet Hall, 9794 Jericho Rd., Bridgman. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00. Event includes games, raffles and auctions. For more info call Dale Jasper at 269-921-3474. Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. “AARON SHUST CONCERT” hosted by Freshwater Community Church at Watervliet High School Auditorium, 450 E. Red Arrow Hwy. $16 general admission tickets available at Eventbrite.com. For more info contact Amy Loshbough at 269-876-1326. Sunday, Mar. 11 “MR. BLOSSOMTIME 2018 CONTEST” at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Monday, Mar. 12 “MISS BLOSSOMTIME 2018 PAGEANT” at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Thursday, Mar. 22, 5:30-8:00 p.m. “PRESCHOOL ROUND-UP” eligibility determination for FREE preschool thru Great Start Readiness Program and Tri-County Head Start. Takes place at Watervliet South Elementary. For more information call Berrien RESA at 471-7725, Watervliet Public Schools at 463-6755 or Tri-County Head Start at 1-800-792-0366. April 23, 24 and 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m. “RAD BASIC PHYSICAL DEFENSE FOR WOMEN” offered by Berrien County Sheriff’s Office at Berrien County Health Dept., 2149 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor. Free classes offered to females age 16 and older. Pre-register at 983-7111 ext. 7715 or RAD@berriencounty.org Sunday, May 13, 12:30-5:30 a.m. “WHS POST PROM EVENT” for Watervliet High School juniors and seniors at Airway Lanes in Kalamazoo. Contact Karla Liles at 269-506-3692, Tara Matthews at 269-930-0201 or Nikki Priebe at 269-208-6875 for more information. Saturday, July 14 “WATERVLIET PAPER MILL REUNION” hosted by North Berrien Historical Society. Former mill employees and family members may share items, photos & documents of the mill by calling the historical society at 468-3330 or emailing info@northberrienhistory.org.

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