09-21-2017 Music in the Park success; Lakeland Health welcomes new medical director;

Music in the Park success

By Christina Gelder

Coloma’s first ever Music in the Park was held last Saturday, September 16 and from all accounts it was a success. Organizer Chana Kniebes says, “If you didn’t attend, you missed a great time.” Between the great, summerlike weather and the good music and food the park was a busy but relaxing place for Coloma’s residents and visitors to hang out.

AIMING THE PITCH… Ashley Hill of Coloma watches as her opponent throws a bean bag in the cornhole tournament at Music in the Park. This was the first year hosting the competition and five teams participated. (TCR photo by Christina Gelder)

 The Classic Car Show hosted 35 cars total. Jack Briggs won the Best Overall with his 1936 Chevy. Oldies but Goodies category was won by Jack Hess with his 1955 Chevy and the People’s Choice was awarded to Mark Pyne.

 Later in the day the crew from Freshwater Church hosted a cornhole tournament. Five teams competed with the prize of a regulation size lighted cornhole set in their sites. The winners were brothers Steve and Dave Stakley.

Kniebes would like to thank all of the great sponsors who helped make the event possible and free for the community. She also said that they are looking for and appreciate feedback for next year.

Lakeland Health welcomes new medical director

 Lakeland Health is pleased to welcome physiatrist B. Allyn Behling, DO, to the medical staff of Lakeland Health. Dr. Behling will serve as the system’s Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Medical Director. She will see patients at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet, while providing consults at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. She has also established a new practice within the Paw Paw Lake Medical Center in Coloma called Lakeland Physical Medicine.

Dr. Behling earned her medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency and fellowship training in Palliative medicine at Northwell Health on Long Island, New York. Dr. Behling practices preventative, restorative, supportive, and palliative physiatry.

ZACHARY STANLEY, 6, won 2nd place in showmanship at the 2017 Berrien County Youth Fair with his llama Cocoa. Zachary is in 1st grade at Coloma Elementary. His parents are Amy & Chris Stanley. He also showed a rooster and five rabbits in addition to still exhibits.

Senior Services

Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main Street

Monday, September 25 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot, 1:00 p.m.; Bakery Bingo, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand and Foot/ Computers/ Crocheting, Knitting & Quilting, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, September 29 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot, 1:30 p.m.

All seniors, age 60 and older, residing in Van Buren County are eligible to participate in these programs and activities.

Any questions or comments, please contact Senior Services Paw Paw office at 269-655-8000. Rides are available from Van Buren Public Transit with no less than 24-hour advance notice at (269) 427-7921.

Special announcement

The Paw Paw Senior Center will be making a partial transition to their new location at Fresh Water Church beginning the first week of October. Beginning Monday, October 2 all scheduled activities will be held at Freshwater, 600 E. Michigan Avenue in Paw Paw. Breakfast will continue to be served at the Paw Paw Lions Club on Wednesday mornings, 8:30-10:00 a.m. Otherwise all other activities such as cards, bingo, all exercise classes, crafts, etc. will be happening at the new location! Please call the Paw Paw Office at 655-8000 if you have any questions.

PAW PAW LAKE ROTARY… serving the Tri-Cities was honored on Sep. 6, 2017 by having the Rotarian District Governor, Teresa Brandell, as guest speaker. She shared her goals for this year and her journey in Rotary. She also inducted the newest members Daniel Schofield and Ryan Krenek, and presented them with the “Make a Difference” in Rotary pins. Ryan at 18 years old is the youngest Rotarian in Rotary’s District 6360 covering South-west Michigan and may have the distinction of being Rotary’s youngest member. Ryan has been active in our club for a number of years. The Rotary meetings are held on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet.Pictured (from the left) is Tammy Yeager, Rotary member; Daniel Schofield; Ryan Krenek; Ryan’s parents, Scott and Ina Krenek; and District Governor, Teresa Brandell.


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