07-13-2017 School news & Calendars

THIS “KUTE KID” is… Alayna Forrester, 3-year-old who loves to work in the garden! She’s not afraid to get dirty and loves to catch fireflies.

Alayna’s proud parents are Sarah and Josh Forrester of Watervliet.

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”?

Coloma Junior High School Principal’s List/Honor Roll

2016-2017 2nd Semester

 Principal’s List includes those honor students who have a straight “A” average for the full semester. Honor Roll includes students with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and no more than one “C” for the full semester. Citizenship must be satisfactory in all cases.

6th Grade

Principal’s List: Hannah Grenon, Brodie McQuillan

Honor Roll: Emily Abraham, Wyatt Arms, Scott Borr, Georgia Briske, Camryn Brown, Kyle Burnette, Malik Cowgill, Jenifer Cruz, Lilean Dunafin, Christianna Flagel, Carsyn Goldner, Andy Granados, Seth McQuillan, Addyson Milnickel, Kaleb Mwewe-Smith, Preston Parker, Kayla Pratl, Christian Quintana-Santana, Devin Sinnett, Wyatt Sinnett, Hudson Sternaman, Skylar Tuttle, Tatianna Venson, Skyler Wolfe

7th Grade

Principal’s List: Riley Davis, Michael DeRosa, Christopher Eastman, Ava Genovese, Kayla Gillan, Isabella Greenman, Cali Grenon, Cassidy Henley, Katrina Howell, Jake Ickes, Caeleb Ishmael, Ethan Kreitner, Chloe Mathis, Molly McVay, Luke Phillips, Kylie Prisk, Wesley Seabury, Sierra Shuburte, Breana Tillotson, Ethan Vandermolen, Lucian Whitaker, Chloe Williams

Honor Roll: Micayla Adams, Alexandra Aguilar-Alvarez, Adian Allmon, Austin Arnold, Francini Cubero, Christian Deming, Joe Dillard, Aiden Dryer, Alexis Gilson, Eric Gomez, Kyler Hosbein, Abigail Huttenga, Grace Kiessling, Adeline Kimmerly, Bailey McVay, Evelyn Morales, Malachi Morris, Eadie Needham, Paige Penkal, Yesenya Perea, Allie Pleyer, Hunter Rennick, Jaime Rocha, Devin Sawyer, Dylan Sawyer, Cameron Schinck, Alexa Sigurdardottir, Jacklynn Smith, Jacoba West Jr., Layne Whitaker, Delray Williams Jr.

8th Grade

Principal’s List: Mia Cole, Drew Goodline, Kayleigh Jewell, Maurissa LaGrow, Madison McQuillan, Kimberly Spaulding

Honor Roll: Vaneza Alvarez Maltos, Ethan Blanchard, Jonen Bravo, Kayleen Dahlke, Kaitlin Foster, Miranda Green, Damon Howley, Mason Lampros, Ashley Little, Kiely Moore, Noah Mort, Cody Palgen, Marisa Pullins, Shane Sherburn, Robert Sinnett, Kayla Smith, Karon Smith-Mwewe, Abigail Vandermolen, Courtenay Varvel, Kayla Walter, Gracie Whitaker

WMU 2017 Spring Dean’s List

 Western Michigan University has released their Dean’s List for the 2017 Spring semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average (on a scale of 4.0 being all A’s) in at least 12 hours of graded class work.

The following students are on the list for:


Jenna Faultersack, Hayley Girard, Eric Gorzynski, Justin McCoy, Jessica Pasek, Stefanie Sparrow, Jami Walter, Melina Wilcox


Koner Bulat, Anelis Susana Chiluisa Calvache, Rigoberto Cardoso, McKenna Duffy, Tyler Fuller, Adrian Gutierrez, Emily Hanners, Maria Hurtado, Anthony Kucharski, Alexandria Moore-Hill, Jimmy Mullins, Kaitlyn Murphy, Marisol Quiroz, Roberto Ramon-Flores, Keren Reyes, Ashley Rittase, Hannah Rohrer, Katherine Romeo, Stefany Tule


Branden Bodfish, Aaron Caldwell, Taylor Dale, Karianne Lane, Maria Thomas, Samantha Wilson

BellaNova Women’s Health to host skin care class

 Community members are invited to join representatives from the BellaNova Women’s Health Medical Spa and SkinCeuticals for a free, two-hour skin care class on Tuesday, July 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Those in attendance will learn tips for properly caring for their skin including correcting photo damage on the face, neck, and chest and the importance and function of antioxidants verses sunscreen.

Guests interested in having in-depth skin analysis using a skin scope device are asked to avoid wearing makeup or foundation to the event.

BellaNova Women’s Health is located at 3950 Hollywood Road Suite 100 in St. Joseph. For more information or to register, call (269) 429-8010 ext. 3544.

Blood Drive set for July 21

 Michigan Blood is hosting an upcoming community blood drive on Friday, July 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Frederick S. Upton Education Center at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph located at 1234 Napier Avenue.

Michigan Blood is an independent, non-profit blood bank that is the provider of choice for Michigan hospitals, including Lakeland Health facilities. Community blood drives benefit local patients, including those receiving treatment for trauma, surgery, those with bleeding disorders, and those undergoing treatment for cancer. According to Michigan Blood, one out of every seven people entering the hospital will need blood, and 4.5 million Americans would die each year without blood transfusions.

Any healthy person age 17 or older (or age 16 with permission from a parent or guardian) and weighing at least 112 pounds is welcome to donate blood. Participants should plan on 45 to 60 minutes for the entire donation process, including a brief pre-donation health screening and a snack/rest period following donation.

To learn more about blood donation, visit www.miblood.org or call 866-MI-BLOOD. Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more events at Lakeland facilities.

Thursday, July 13, 3-7 p.m. “RESOURCE FAIR FOR FOSTER/ADOPTION FAMILIES” held by Berrien County at Prairie Wolf Park in Berrien Springs. Free event for all ages.

Sunday, July 16, 1-3 p.m. “HARPIST MEG RODGER” will be performing at Sarett Nature Center Butterfly House, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. $6/adult and $2/child

July 17-22 “VAN BUREN YOUTH FAIR” at 55670 CR681 in Hartford. For more information visit www.vanburenyouthfair.com of call the fair office at 269-621-2038.

Tuesday, July 18, 7 p.m. “PAW PAW LAKE AND ALL THAT JAZZ” free musical presentation at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. For more information call 269-468-3330 or email kristen@northberrienhistory.org.

Thursday, July 20, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. “LINEN SALE” fund-raiser hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary in the Interim Room off the main lobby located at 400 Medical Park Drive. All proceeds benefit Auxiliary projects for the hospital.

Thursday, July 20, 3 p.m. “OWLS & VULTURE” presentation at Sarett Nature Center. $5/adult & $1/child

Saturday, July 22, 5:00-11:30 p.m. “WHS     CLASS OF 1977 40 YR REUNION” at West Street Station, 210 N. West St., Coloma. For more information visit WHS Class of 1977 Reunion page on Facebook or contact Greg Krell at thekrell59@yahoo.com or 269-876-8260.

Friday, July 28 “BATTLE OF MICHIGAN” World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway. Tickets on sale at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

August 4-6 “GLAD-PEACH FESTIVAL” in Coloma celebrating 50th year. Visit www.colomapeachfest.com for more information

August 5-6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. “WWII LANDING CRAFTS RIDES” presented by Lest We Forget at Tiscornia Beach in St. Joseph. $5/person; under 12 free. Call 269-925-7176 or visit www.lestweforgetusa.org.

Saturday, August 12, 12 noon “TRENT MCKINNEY MEMORIAL WATERVLIET WRESTLING GOLF OUTING” at Pipestone Creek Golf Course, 6768 Naomi Rd., Eau Claire. 4-man scramble/ $65 per person includes cart & steak dinner. Registration deadline August 4. Prize drawings, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. Contact Travis McKinney (269-308-1177) or Nicole McKinney (269-308-1176)

August 14-19 “BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR” in Berrien Springs. For more information, visit www.bcyf.org or call the Fair Office at 269-473-4251.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m. “WATERVLIET PUBLIC SCHOOLS 40 YEAR CLUB” annual meeting at Watervliet Middle School, 450 E. St. Joseph Street. Social hour at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon. $15/person reservation due by 7/30. For more info call Marsha Stennecke Cole 269-463-3712 or Donna Gillard Curtis 269-463-6680.

Friday, August 25 “2017 NORTH BERRIEN PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST” deadline for submissions. For more information, contact North Berrien Historical Museum at 269-468-3330 or Kristen@northberrienhistory.org.

Mondays, 7 p.m. “PUB THEOLOGY” at Arclight Brewery. Public is invited to join in discussions. Hosted by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library. A free weekly program for toddlers and preschool-aged children, it does not require sign-up. Call 269-468-3431 for information.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday “SUMMER PROGRAMS” at the Hartford Public Library. 11 a.m. for baby thru 6 years old, and 1 p.m. for 7 years old and up. Visit their website at www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org for more details.

Thursdays, 6 – 10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

Second Thursday of each month, 3 – 5 p.m. “BERRIEN COUNTY PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP” at Lakeland Healthcare Frederick S. Upton Education Center rooms 5 & 6, 1234 Napier Ave. For info, contact Michigan Parkinson Foundation at 800-852-9781 or bcpdsupport@aol.com.

Third Monday of each month, 3 – 6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma