05-09-2019 Fly over the proposed PARCOURSE; North Berrien Historical Museum  announces arrival of su

Fly over the proposed PARCOURSE

Visit patronicity.com/parcourse for an exciting ‘ride’ over the proposed parcourse at Lakeland Community Hospital, Watervliet. The Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet PARCOURSE currently is a 1.1 mile walking/ running track with a gravel base. After thirty years, the overall site is in disrepair, and the existing track base is worn. This course is currently utilized by therapists and their rehab patients, sports teams, the physical education classes at the Watervliet Middle and High Schools, as well as many residents from a nearby apartment complex. Many other community members have used this track, which is open to the public and free of charge. The new PARCOURSE will be redesigned with two quarter-mile asphalt loops to accommodate individuals who may use wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids. Potentially, along each loop there will be four stations or pods. Each station will include different types of professional grade exercise equipment that offer varying degrees of difficulty for all fitness levels.

The Community Hospital Foundation has raised over $295,000 in cash and pledges towards their $365,000 goal and any donation can help them get to the finish line. If they meet their additional goal of $35,000 before June 30, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will match that, essentially doubling a donor’s contribution. Visit the website patronicity.com/parcourse, take the fly over of the proposed parcourse and become a part of this project with a donation! If donors prefer to make cash/check donations they can mail them to Lakeland Health Foundation/ Parcourse Campaign 1234 Napier Avenue, St. Joseph, MI 49085.

North Berrien Historical Museum announces arrival of summer intern

The North Berrien Historical Museum is excited to announce that there will be a new face at the Museum this summer. Katie St. Amand, a junior at Eastern Michigan University, will be serving as intern for the entire summer. To say that Katie is a new face around North Berrien is actually a bit misleading. Last summer she volunteered for the North Berrien Historical Museum one day a week and assisted with several events. The Museum was so impressed with Katie’s volunteer contributions that there was absolutely no hesitation in taking her on as an intern when she applied.