10-03-2019 School news & calendars


COLOMA HIGH SCHOOL… September 2019 Students of the Month are (from the left): senior – Izy Stevens, junior – Aaron Pounders, sophomore – Isabelle Greenman, freshman – Addyson Milnickel.


Hartford Public Library announces October activities

The Hartford Public Library will be conducting its annual Fall Book Sale – all books are $1 per bag. The sale runs Monday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 12. All proceeds will be used for the new building slated to begin construction in October. The library will host a “Harry Potter Escape Room” on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants must find and answer all clues in order to escape the room. The game is limited to six participants. It is important that all participants have knowledge of the Harry Potter books. Make your reservation early. The new Toddler Time is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and focuses on beginning concepts for children ages 0 to 3 years. Children are able to interact with the library’s doll house, LEGOs and train table. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month visitors can make tissue paper flowers on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. Make flowers and take home a free book. Hartford’s Annual Halloween Carnival will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Hartford Bible Church gym, 65418 Red Arrow Hwy. The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. with free games, candy prizes and face painting. For information call the library at 269-621-3408 or email: hartfordlibrary2000@yahoo.com.


HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL “Students of the Week” for Sept. 23-27, 2019 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Sandra Cortes, student of Ernesto Cortes & Martha Anguiano; 10th Grade – David Martinez, student of Melinda Navarro; 11th Grade – Meadow Goodrich, student of Dwight & Tracy Goodrich; 12th Grade – Mackenzie Summerhill, student of Lisa Summerhill. To become a “Student of the Week”, students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For example: getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just doing a good deed. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the High School front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record. At the end of the school year all Student of the Week names will be entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, treats or gift cards. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!


Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 3 JV Volleyball, Home vs. Brandywine, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball, Home vs. Brandywine, 6:00 p.m.; JV Football, Home vs. Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 4

Mid Marking Period Progress Reports; 5th grade Band instrument demonstration; 8:30 a.m.; Varsity Football at Delton Kellogg, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5 MCBA Portage Northern Band Competition; 7th Grade Maroon Volleyball at Coloma Tournament, TBA; 8th Grade Maroon Volleyball Home Tournament, TBA; 7th Grade White at Paw Paw Tournament, TBA; MS/HS Cross Country at Portage West MS, Portage Invitational, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, October 7 MS Maroon Volleyball, Home vs. Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Soccer at Fennville, 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8 Donuts for Dudes at North School, 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.; Sarett Naturalist to visit 3rd grade; MS Football at Lawton, 5:00 p.m.; JV Volleyball, Home vs. Coloma, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball, Home vs. Coloma, 6:30 p.m.; Cross Country and Volleyball SENIOR NIGHT Wednesday, October 9 Donuts for Dudes at North School, 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.; North and South Schools Picture Day; 2-Hour Early Release – ALL BUILDINGS; Marching Band District Festival; esports vs. Brandywine – https://www.twitch.tv/whspanthers_esports, 3:15 p.m.; MS White Volleyball, Home vs. St. Joseph, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 10 Donuts for Dudes at South School, 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.; Playgroup in South School Gym, 9:30 a.m.; HS Cross Country at Gobles SAC Jamboree, 4:30 p.m.; MS White Volleyball at Comstock, 5:00 p.m.; JV Football at Constantine, 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 11 North School Spirit Day; Donuts for Dudes at South School, 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.; 3rd Grade to Fish Hatchery, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.; District Soccer Round One at Ratcliffe Field, South Haven, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Football, Home vs. Constantine, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 12 MS Cross Country Regional Meet at Vicksburg, 10:00 a.m.

Lakeland Ear, Nose and Throat welcomes nurse practitioner

Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome Aaron Lanning, FNP, to the medical staff. Lanning will see patients alongside Paul Judge, MD, and Dennis Thompson, MD, at Lakeland Ear, Nose, and Throat, with practice locations in Niles and St. Joseph. Lanning earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a family nurse practitioner certification from the University of Michigan. He has over 10 years of clinical experience and, prior to coming to Lakeland, Lanning worked as a nurse practitioner for Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique, Michigan caring for primary and urgent care patients with a focus on ENT-specific conditions. Providers at Lakeland Ear, Nose, and Throat care for patients with hearing, sleep, and sinus conditions and provide treatment and surgery for various throat-related conditions including cancer of the throat, face, and neck, as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 269-982-3368 in St. Joseph or 269-687-2910 in Niles or visit www.lakelandent.com.

Riverside United Methodist Church holding coat drive Spreading warmth… one coat at a time Riverside and Coloma United Methodist Church Missions Committees are hosting a coat drive to collect clean, gently worn, warm coats of all sizes and other winter items in conjunction with the nationally run One Warm Coat campaign. Area residents are invited to make a difference in our local community by donating to the coat drive now until October 17 at Riverside United Methodist Church, 4401 Fikes Rd. Items collected will be distributed to those in need on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Riverside United Methodist Church from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon. For more information or questions, call 269-468-6062. One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. For more information on the national campaign, visit www.onewarmcoat.org.

Watervliet Library starting new program on culture & cuisine

A new quarterly program is being offered at the Watervliet District Library, to the delight of both book lovers and foodies. Focusing on culture and cuisine, “Books & Bites” includes discussion of a given book, its historical context, crafts, games and cooking, all relating to the title at hand. The library’s first Books & Bites program spotlights Amy Tan’s 1989 novel, “The Joy Luck Club”, Monday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be treated to a cooking demonstration and samples, book talk, and archival film clips. Mah-jongg and calligraphy can also be given a try. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Contact the library to register or for further information at 269-463-6382 and info@wdlib.org. Check out their Facebook page for event details, as well.

Community Soup & Salad Supper Friday, Oct. 4

A Community Soup & Salad Supper will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, at the North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Road in Coloma. The menu includes soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The public is invited. Cost for adults is $5; $3 for children up to 12 years of age; and free for children under three. Proceeds go to the H.O.P.E. Resources Food Pantry in Coloma. This month’s supper is hosted by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ – Watervliet.

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events

Friday, October 4 Varsity Football at Kalamazoo United, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5 7th grade Volleyball Tournament, 8:30 a.m.; Middle School/Varsity Cross Country at Portage Invitational Monday, October 7 Tennis at South Haven, 4:00 p.m.; Soccer at Delton Kellogg, 5:00 p.m.; Middle School Volleyball vs. Fennville, 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8 JV/Varsity Volleyball at Watervliet, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 9 2-Hour Late Start; Jr. High Football vs. Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.; Soccer Districts vs. TBA, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10 Walk-A-Thon 1:00-2:00 p.m. meeting on Coloma High School Track; Varsity Cross Country at Gobles, 4:30 p.m.; JV Football at Schoolcraft, 6:00 p.m.

Community Calendar


Thursday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. “RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE” at Lane Automotive, 8300 Lane Drive, Watervliet. Make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. “CHAPEL HILL ARTS & CRAFT SHOW” at Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs sponsored by Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Sodus. $3 admission charge; proceeds go to local, national & international missions. No pets allowed – service dogs only. Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. “PAW PAW LAKE ASSOCIATION MEETING” at Watervliet Township Hall, 4959 M-140. Members and guests are invited to the final meeting for 2019. Saturday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m. “SOAPMAKING CLASS” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor by Kiss My Grass Soapmaking. Make and take class includes soap mold, 10 bars of soap and recipe; $65 per person. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Class is limited to the first 20 pre-paid registered guests; no walk-ins. Call 269-927-4832 to register. Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. “LIGHTED FIRE TRUCK PARADE” in downtown Hartford in celebration of National Fire Safety Week Sunday, Oct. 6, 7 a.m.-noon “PANCAKE BREAKFAST” sponsored by Hartford Harding’s at the Hartford Fire Department firehouse. Donations for breakfast help fund fire education. Sunday, Oct. 6, 1-4 p.m. “SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER” for Maci Rae Rosen family at Hartford High School Cafeteria. Includes 50/50 Raffle, Bake Sale and Silent Auction. Tickets available at the door; Adults $6.00, Kids $3.00. Oct. 7-12 “FALL BOOK SALE” at Hartford Public Library during regular hours; $1 per bag. Proceeds benefit cost of new building. Friday, Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m. “KENNEDY’S KITCHEN CONCERT” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Cost: Member/$15, Non-member/$20. Please call 269-927-4832 for tickets. Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. “CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE” at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St. Fall and winter clothing, blankets, and fall and holiday decorations. Tuesday, Oct. 15 “MEMBERS ONLY MEETING” for North Berrien Historical Society with keynote speaker Bob Myers; RSVP by Oct. 4 Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-12 noon “COAT DISTRIBUTION” Riverside United Methodist Church, 4401 Fikes Rd. Call 468-6062 with questions. Saturday, Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m. “HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL” at the Hartford Bible Church gym, 65418 Red Arrow Hwy. The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. with free games, candy prizes and face painting. Saturday, Oct. 26, 3-5 p.m. “HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK” Community Halloween celebration in Baker Park downtown Coloma. Includes Trunk-or-Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, juice, apples. Also included is a Pumpkin Derby at noon, with pumpkin weigh-in at 11:00 a.m., and a costume parade beginning at the fire station at 3:00 p.m. Call Lion Brian Smith at (269) 468-4153 for derby registration and kit purchase. Thursday, Oct. 31 “WATERVLIET TRICK OR TREAT” Downtown 3-5 p.m.; City-wide residential 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m. “COLOMA TRICK OR TREAT” City and Township residential

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