06-18-2020 The Bainbridge Township Hall is a photographer’s favorite N.B. Museum hosts virtual photo

The Bainbridge Township Hall is a photographer’s favorite N.B. Museum hosts virtual photography contest

The North Berrien Historical Museum is set to host the 2020 North Berrien Photography Contest, with one significant change: it is now virtual. Photographers of all skill levels that live in Michigan part-time or full-time are encouraged to participate. This contest seeks images that capture the unique character and culture of northern Berrien County, Michigan. This can include, but is not limited to, architecture, landscape, nature, public buildings and events, historical locations, etc. For the purpose of this contest, “northern Berrien” is defined as the cities of Coloma and Watervliet, plus the townships of Hagar, Bainbridge, Coloma, and Watervliet. Each entry, up to three per contest, must be individually emailed to Info@northberrienhistory.org, with image description, by Friday, August 21. Judges’ Choice will be determined by the Twin City Camera Club (TCCC). Winners of each category will be awarded a local gift certificate courtesy of the Coloma–Watervliet Area Chamber of Commerce, a $25 VISA Gift Card courtesy of TCCC, and an honorary 1-year membership to the North Berrien Historical Society. Both winners and honorable mentions will be announced online, in local newspapers, and the Museum’s newsletter. New this year is the People’s Choice award. The North Berrien Historical Museum will be posting a collection of photographs, determined by TCCC, to the Museum’s Facebook page on Monday, August 24, at 1:00 p.m. On Monday, August 31, at 1:00 p.m., Museum’s staff will count the number of “likes” per photograph and determine who wins the People’s Choice Award. Winner and Honorable mention will be announced in the North Berrien Historical Museum’s newsletter. The photo above is Lora Heinz’s submission of Bainbridge Township Hall that won the 2019 1st place award in the adult category. For more information, rules, and entry form, please visit northberrienhistory.org/photography-contest or call (269) 468-3330.

THIS KUTE KID IS… Caelyn Miri Alessa Cole. She is 9 and lives in Coloma. Her siblings are Riley, Madison and Annibelle Cole and Emberly and Sophia Tarantino. Caelyn’s parents are Marc Cole and Wendy Tarantino. Her grandparents are Jan Moore, Cathy Cole and Kurt Riemland.

N.B. Museum now open for private tours only

North Berrien Historical Museum in Coloma is now offering private tours. Tours are available Tuesday–Friday from 10am–4pm. No appoint