“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… Isaac Johnson and he’s 2 years old. His parents are Herold and Kirsten Johnson from Benton Harbor. Isaac’s proud grandparents are Richard & Kathy Kiser from Benton Harbor, and Herold & Retha Johnson from Cullman, Alabama. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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”
Silvique Jewelry sale at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Aug. 23 Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary will host a Silvique Jewelry sale Thursday, August 23 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Classroom C (located off of the Lobby). Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel and Tungsten Jewelry will be available for 50% off retail price. Jewelry for men, women and children will be offered. All proceeds will benefit Auxiliary projects for Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet.
Michigan Maritime Museum historical Maritime Music Concert Series continues This summer the Michigan Maritime Museum has hosted a performance series focused on maritime music and interpretation. These two-hour performances have entertained Museum visitors on the last Wednesday each month from 5 to 7 p.m. On Wednesday, August 29, for the final concert of the series, Rick Fitzgerald will delight his audience with the distinct notes of his autoharp and smooth vocals. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs and pack a picnic dinner to enjoy on the campus. The Museum is located at 260 Dyckman Avenue in South Haven. “The Great Lakes and other waterways have inspired songs for centuries,” says Executive Director Patti Reinert. “Music has always played a major role in life on the water. The artists performing in the Maritime Music Concert Series help to keep this aspect of our shared heritage alive. What better place to experience this genre of music than in the heart of the picturesque Maritime District on the Michigan Maritime Museum campus!” Wisconsin native, Rick Fitzgerald sings songs about life, love, and adventure from the oceans and Great Lakes to the prairies and Great Plaines. His six and 12-string guitars and diatonic autoharps provide an engaging platform for his smooth tenor voice, which draws audiences into the stories unfolding in his songs. Rick is no stranger to the heritage of ships and maritime music on the Great Lakes. He is a volunteer deckhand, educator and docent aboard Wisconsin’s Flagship, the S/V Denis Sullivan, a re-creation of a 19th century Great Lakes cargo schooner. Rick’s song, “Hooray for the Denis Sullivan” tells a true story of adventure on the high seas and has been heard on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Simply Folk radio program. His two solo CDs, “Crossing the Water” and “Living Up to a Dream”, include traditional and contemporary songs and ballads in the mold of Stan Rogers and Bill Staines, as well as his own original songs. Rick is the 2009 Mountain Laurel Autoharp Champion. The Museum would like to extend their appreciation to the South Haven Community Foundation and Old Harbor Inn for their support in bringing these talented artists to South Haven. The Maritime Music Concert Series is free with Museum admission. Admission to the Michigan Maritime Museum is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for children. Museum members are free. For more information on the concerts or the artists, contact the Museum at 269-637-8078 or visit www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/music/.
Watervliet vs. Coloma football program at N.B. Historical Museum, Aug. 21 For over 100 years, the football teams for Watervliet and Coloma have waged a gridiron war against one another, ranking their annual clash as one of the oldest high school rivalries in the state of Michigan. To honor this longstanding showdown, the North Berrien Historical Museum welcomes the public to attend the Watervliet vs. Coloma football program hosted in the Museum’s Agricultural Building on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. Presenters for the evening will be Watervliet alumni and North Berrien Historical Museum Board Member Greg Krell and Coloma graduate and Tri-City Record sports photographer Kristy Noack. Together they will be detailing highlights from the rivalry over the years with visual representation. Following this will be a game of trivia where guests can test their knowledge of Panther/ Comet history. The grand prize will be sponsored by the Coloma Athletic Department and other prizes will be provided by local organizations. Guests are encouraged to wear their team colors. No RSVP is required for this free event. For questions, please call (269) 468-3330 or contact email@example.com.
Lil’ Panther Cheer Camp Aug. 20-22 for K-8 Lil’ Panther Cheer Camp will be on Monday, Aug. 20 through Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., for children going into Kindergarten up to 8th grade. Camp is taking place at the Watervliet Middle School. Registration will be on Monday, Aug. 20 starting at 5:30. The cost is $25 which includes a cheer t-shirt (if registered on Monday). Participants will learn new material; cheers, team bonding and such. For more information, call Coach Karli Loshbough at (269) 861-2075.
August 13-18 “BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR”
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 17-19 “VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL” at Watervliet Free Methodist Church, 7734 Paw Paw Ave. Times: Fri. 6-8:15 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun. 9:15-11:30 a.m. PK-5th grades; call 463-8280 to pre-register.
Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. “PADDLE THE ST. JOE RIVER” with naturalists from Sarett Nature Center. Cost $20/person includes transportation, equipment & guides. Call 927-4832 for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m. “WATERVLIET 40 YEAR CLUB” annual meeting/luncheon at the Watervliet Middle School, 450 E. St. Joseph St. $15/person due Aug. 3. Reservation form available on group Facebook page or call Marsha Stennecke Cole at 269-463-3712, or Donna Gillard Curtis at 269-463-6680.
Saturday, Aug. 18, noon-4 p.m. “BOAT WALK” beginning at Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven. Cost: $15 (ages 14 and up). Other info: visit www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/events.
Saturday, Aug. 18, 4 p.m. “CHS CLASS OF 1963 REUNION” at The Friendly Tavern, 206 N. Paw Paw St., Coloma. Call Chuck or Sharon (Tacy) Watts at 925-6521 for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 18, 5 p.m. “PEACH FESTIVAL” at Twelve Corners Community Church, 3902 Hicks Ave., Benton Harbor. Features John Schindler’s musical ministry; variety of peach treats following program. Free event open to the public.
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. “WATERVLIET VS. COLOMA FOOTBALL” program at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave. Free event, no RSVP. Wear school colors. Trivia contest to follow program with prizes. Call 468-3330 for more info.
Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. “SILVIQUE JEWELRY SALE” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary in Classroom C at the hospital. Jewelry for men, women and children at 50% off retail price.
Saturday, Aug. 25, 4-7 p.m. “BAKE SALE & GOULASH DINNER” at Coloma American Legion #362, 351 E. St. Joseph St., Coloma. Dinner served from 5-6:30; cost is $6 and includes one refill.
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 5-7 p.m. “RICK FITZGERALD CONCERT” at Michigan Maritime Museum’s Fish Tug Stage, 260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven. Free with Museum admission; adults $8, seniors $7, children $5. Museum members are free. Visit www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/music
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. “QUARTER AUCTION” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary at the Coloma FOP, 3470 Angling Rd. Tickets are $5 ea. available at the door.
Aug. 31, Sep 1 & 2, noon – 11 p.m. “GREEK FESTIVAL” at the Hellenic Center, 17760 Behner Rd., New Buffalo. Free parking & admission. Authentic Greek food, music & dancing; Greek pastries, gifts and souvenirs; church & museum tours, craft vendors
Sep. 6-9 “ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR SHOW” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum located on 68th Street in South Haven. Cost is $7; children 12 and under are free. For more info visit www.michiganflywheelers.org
Sep. 7-9 “GREAT LAKES STAR SAILBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP” on Paw Paw Lake
Thursdays thru summer, 3 p.m. “WILDLIFE WONDERS” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Admission is $5 for adults, kids are free.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Monday of each month, 3 – 6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma.