“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… Natalie Brethauer, from Coloma. She is 17 months old as she celebrates the 4th of July! Her parents are Jonah and Brittany Brethauer. Sherri Olson and Sheri Brethauer are Natalie’s grandmothers. 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 email@example.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”?
Hospital Auxiliary Linen Sale next Thursday Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary will host a linen sale Thursday, July 19, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in classroom C located off of the lobby. Items for sale will include quilts, blankets, throws, comforters, pillows and sheets. All profits from this sale will be used for Auxiliary projects at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet.
Johnson School Reunion this weekend For all who have ever been a part of Johnson School – students, teachers, staff, and parents – there will be a reunion Sunday, July 15 from 1-6 p.m. at Carronde Park, 26540-2698 Riverbend Dr. in Benton Harbor. The afternoon will include visiting, sharing memories and old photos. Attendees are asked to provide their own picnic lunch, beverages and lawn chair. For more information, check out the Benton Harbor – St. Joe Memories page on Facebook or the Johnson School Neighborhood page; also, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-390-4281.
Grand Valley State University Winter 2018 graduates More than 3,000 Grand Valley State University students participated in commencement ceremonies on April 27 and April 28 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Local students who graduated at the conclusion of the Winter 2018 semester in April include: Sarah Czuba, BS, of Coloma; Jordan Pitre, BS, of Hartford; Matthew Kaley, BBA, Cody Ryan, BA, and Olivia Thibeault, BA, all of Watervliet.
Wine and beer tasting benefit in support of hospice and bereavement care Community members are invited to attend “Embracing Hospice at Home,” wine and beer tasting benefit for Caring Circle, scheduled for Saturday, August 4, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event will take place on the property of Dan and Mary Nulty, along the South Beach bluff in South Haven, located at 456 Monroe Boulevard. The Nultys have graciously hosted the event at their home for the past nine years contributing to the overall donations of more than $400,000 in support of hospice and bereavement care. Live music will be provided by well-known musician, John Rush, also known as the “Human iPod.” While enjoying John’s music, guests can enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres from Phoenix Street Catering and tastings from 19 local wineries and breweries. “Support from local businesses has been tremendous year after year allowing us to continue to provide new and interesting elements for guests while at the same time raising funds for such a meaningful cause in our community,” said Melinda Gruber, PhD, CEO of Caring Circle and Vice President of Continued Care Services, Lakeland Health. All proceeds from this event will benefit hospice care, bereavement care, and Life is Precious services for the community of South Haven and surrounding areas. Tickets are $50 per person in advance, or $60 the day of the event. A VIP experience for $100 per ticket includes a champagne social prior to the event and an exclusive after party. Tickets can be purchased in person at Caring Circle offices, South Haven Visitors Bureau, Wolverine Hardware, or online at www.caring-circle.org/Embrac- ingHAH. For more information, call (269) 637-3825.
Free youth mental health first aid course offered Community members are invited to attend a free youth mental health first aid training course on Thursday, July 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Consortium for Community Development, located at 175 West Main Street in Benton Harbor. The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents and teaches participants how to assist young people experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate help is received or until the crisis resolves. Training reviews typical adolescent development, teaches a five-step action plan to help young people in crisis, and helps participants understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. A training manual and certification is provided upon completion. Preregistration is required; call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.
Surgeons trained in robotics to host free seminar
Community members are invited to join specially-trained robotic surgeons James Clancy, MD; Elizabeth Jeffers, MD; Craig Kline, MD; and Roy Winslow, MD, for a free educational seminar titled, “Robotic Surgery Explained.” The seminar will take place on Tuesday, July 24 at the Center for Outpatient Services, located at 3900 Hollywood Road in St. Joseph. During the seminar, surgeons will discuss the latest advances in minimally invasive surgery techniques using the da Vinci Xi system and how it can provide less pain, faster recovery, and minimal scarring. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and guests will have the opportunity to test drive a da Vinci robot before the seminar begins at 6:00 p.m. Preregistration is encouraged; walk-ins are welcome. For more information, or to register, call (269) 927-5361 or visit www.lakelandhealth.org/ davinciseminar.
Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “REMEMBERING THE WATERVLIET PAPER MILL” hosted by North Berrien Historical Society on the grounds of the former mill location on M-140 across from Hays Park in Watervliet. There will be activities for adults and children. Visit www.northberrienhistory.org or call 468-3330 for more information. Saturday, July 14, 5-8 p.m. “MICHIGAN MARITIME MUSEUM ANNUAL FISH BOIL FUNDRAISER” at 260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven; $10 per plate, $5 for children 5 and under. Visit www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/events Saturday, July 14, 7-10 p.m. “COLOMA CLASS OF 1993 REUNION” at Arclight Brewery, 544 N. Main St., Watervliet. Cash bar Sunday, July 15, 1-6 p.m. “JOHNSON SCHOOL REUNION” at Carronde Park in Benton Harbor for past students, teachers, staff and parents. Bring your own lunch, beverage & lawn chair. Call 248-390-4281 for more information. Sunday, July 15, 2 p.m. “BUTTERFLIES & MUSIC” at Sarett Nature Center Butterfly House, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor featuring Mary Mansfield on violin. $6/adults, $2/children. Call 927-4832 for more info. July 16-21 “VAN BUREN YOUTH FAIR” See Page 14 for schedule of events. Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m. “WATERVLIET PAPER MILL” presentation at the North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. Free event open to the public. Visit www.northberrienhistory.org or call 468-3330 for more information. Thursday, July 19, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. “LINEN SALE” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary in Classroom C of the hospital. Thru July 21 “WATERVLIET LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM” Visit the library website, their Facebook page or call 463-6382 for more information. Mon-Thur, July 23-26, 6:00-7:45 p.m. “VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL” at Salem Lutheran Church, 275 Marvin, Coloma. Pre-register at 468-6567 or call Marilyn at 463-6148. Tuesday, July 24, 6:00 p.m. “BRAT & CORN ROAST” Berrien County Shrine Club fund-raiser at the Berrien County Sportsman’s Club, 2985 E. Linco Rd., Berrien Springs. $10/adults; children under 10 eat for free. Call Jim Cobianco 269-214-4646 for tickets & more information. Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m. “LIVE @ THE LIBRARY WITH HOPIE JO” free musical event at Watervliet District Library. Contact the library at 463-6382 for more information. August 3-5 “COLOMA GLAD-PEACH FESTIVAL”