11-29-18 Schools News & Calendars

“Kute Kids”… THESE “KUTE KIDS” ARE… Lyla (6) and Ellie (2) Current. Their proud parents are Garth Current and Rebecca Atherton of Coloma who say these girls are their “Daddy’s girls and Mama’s world.” The even prouder grandparents of these sweet girls are Dan and Kim Atherton (Watervliet), Joan Marquart (Coloma), and Norman Current (South Dakota). They are also adored by their great-grandparents Marcia Wagner and Tom Smith (Berrien Springs), Doris Atherton (Coloma), and Margie Current (Saint Joseph). 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 Community Schools Calendar of Events Friday, November 30 Coloma Intermediate Hearing and Vision Screening; Boys basketball at Kalamazoo Hackett, 9th Grade 4:30 p.m., JV 6:00 p.m., Varsity 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1 Robotics Competition at Coloma High School Gym, 7:00 a.m. Monday, December 3 Bowling at Bronson, 4:00 p.m.; Middle School Boys Basketball vs. Fennville at home, 5:00 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Buchanan, JV 6:00 p.m., Varsity 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, December 4 Boys Basketball at Buchanan, 9th Grade 4:30 p.m., JV 6:00 p.m., Varsity 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 5 Bowling vs. Comstock at Kelley’s Bowl, 3:30 p.m.; Middle School Boys Basketball at Benton Harbor, 4:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Portage Northern, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, December 6 3rd Grade Holiday Music Program at Coloma High School Auditorium, 6:00 p.m.; 9th Grade Boys Basketball vs. New Buffalo at home, 4:15 p.m.; JV Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Martin at Home, 5:30 p.m./7:00 p.m.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, November 29 MS Honor Club Trip; MS Basketball, Home vs. New Buffalo, 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 30 JV & Varsity Boys Basketball at Schoolcraft, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1 Boys MS basketball at Comstock Tournament, 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 3 MS Boys White Basketball, Home vs. Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.; Girls JV & Varsity Basketball, Home vs. Saugatuck, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 4 HS Grad Packet Meeting, 11:15 a.m.; Girls on the Run registration, North School, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 5 PTO meeting at North School, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Wrestling at Otsego, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6 JV Girls/Boys Basketball, Home vs. Fennville, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.; Winter Band Concert, HS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 7 Spirit Day at South School; Mid Marking-period Progress Reports; Varsity Girls/Boys Basketball at Fennville, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 8 Varsity Wrestling at North Pointe Christian, 9:00 a.m.; MS Boys Maroon Basketball at St. Joseph Tournament, TBA

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL “Students of the Week” for November 12 – 16 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Descenya Rodarte, student of Angel Rodarte & Ellen Zeiner; 10th Grade – Mario Martinez, student of Joel Martinez; 11th Grade – Luis Delarosa-Ramon, student of Urbano & Martina Delarosa; 12th Grade – Cecilia Perales Botello, student of Jose Perales-Ramon & Nereyda Botello-Villanueva. 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!


2019 Bud Prince & Princess & Miss Jr. Teen crowned for Blossomtime

Forty-one children between the ages of 6 and 12 competed Saturday, Nov. 17 for the titles of Blossomtime Bud Prince & Princess and Miss Jr. Teen Blossomtime. The pageant was held at the St. Joseph High School Auditorium. Tying into the 2019 Blossomtime theme, “America, the Places You’ll Go”, the contestants performed a dance choreographed by Cammie Hernandez of Connie Cassidy School of Dance to the song “You’re Welcome” from the movie Moana. Pageant Chairmen Kim Hauch and Melissa Vegter created a beautiful stage and show. The pageant was emceed by Lindsay Zvonar. The Blossomtime Festival Bud Prince and Princess and Jr. Teen will take an active role in the Festival by serving as Grand Marshals of the Youth Parade and Shoe Box Parade, riding on the Bud Prince & Princess/Jr. Teen Float in the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and will participate in many other Blossomtime events, including the Coronation Ball, the Blessing of the Blossoms, attending many community pageants and being introduced on stage at the Miss Blossomtime Pageant March 11, 2019. Receiving the honors is: Bud Princess Lily Goodson of Hartford; she is 9 years old and a student at Redwood Elementary. Her parents are Lisa & David Goodson. Lily enjoys going on vacation up north with her family, making slime and playing softball. Bud Princess 1st Runner-up Daniyah Watson of Benton Harbor; she is 8 years old and a student at Brown School Elementary. Her parents are Nicole Crenshaw & David Watson. Daniyah enjoys game nights with her family, reading and cooking with her mom. Bud Princess 2nd Runner-up Karsyn Jacobs of Coloma; she is 9 years old and is a student at Coloma Intermediate. Her parents are Loretta & Tony Jacobs. Karsyn enjoys family talk at the dinner table, going on vacation and playing softball. Bud Prince Adam Sobottke from St. Joseph; he is 8 years old and attends Lake Michigan Catholic. His parents are Melissa & Phil Sobottke. Adam enjoys riding bikes and vacations out west, Boys Scouts and swimming. Bud Prince 1st Runner-Up Zachary Iwaniuk from Niles; he is 6 years old and attends Eastside Connections. His parents are Jennifer & Rory Iwaniuk. Zachary enjoys going camping, ice hockey and shooting his bow and arrow. Bud Prince 2nd Runner-Up Jacob Antes from Hartford; he is 6 years old and attends Redwood Elementary. His parents are Tiffany & Jacob Antes. Jacob enjoys playing boards games with his family, fishing and playing video games. Miss Jr. Teen Blossomtime Alexis Garlanger from Niles; she is 12 years old and attends Eastside Connections. Her parents are Jennifer Iwaniuk & Brandon Garlanger. Alexis participates in travel softball and basketball. She enjoys crafts and doing people’s hair. Miss Jr. Teen Blossomtime 1st Runner-up Karma Brister from Benton Harbor; she is 11 years old and is a student at Upton Middle School. Her parents are Schrelle & Jason Brister. Karma participates in cheerleading and dance. She enjoys reading and dancing. Miss Jr. Teen Blossomtime 2nd Runner-up Sydney Denison from Buchanan; she is 11 years old and a student at Buchanan Middle School. Her parents are Stacey & Sean Denison. Sydney participates in dance, pottery classes and floor hockey. She enjoys crafting and making movies.

Now-Dec. 15 “TOYS FOR TOTS” collection box at Arclight Brewery, 544 N. Main St., Watervliet. New, unwrapped toys are requested for U.S. Marine Corp toy drive. Now-Dec. 17 “TOY DRIVE” by Best Way Disposal to benefit children in the Berrien County foster care system. New, unwrapped toys and gifts for infant thru teen can be dropped off at Best Way office, 7901 Dan Smith Rd., Watervliet Nov. 30-Dec. 2 “HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE” at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave. Visit northberrienhistory.org and click on “Holiday Open House” tab for the schedule of events. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. “GREENS WORKSHOP” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Cost is $15; Nature Center supplies greens to make wreaths, swags, baskets or centerpieces. Call 927-4832 to register. Dec. 1-2 “HOME TOWN CHRISTMAS” in Watervliet Saturday, Dec. 1, 3 p.m. “COOKIE DECORATING CONTEST” at Arclight Brewery, 544 N. Main St., Watervliet; prizes for the winners Saturday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. “CHILI COOK-OFF” as part of Watervliet Hometown Christmas Celebration at Arclight Brewery; public tasting and voting Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m. “BIG BEN & THE BURLY BOYS” perform live at Arclight Brewery, 544 N. Main St., Watervliet Sunday, Dec. 2, 9-11 a.m. “BREAKFAST WITH SANTA” at Coloma Rod and Gun Club, 6145 Angling Rd. Children 12 and under eat free; free gifts and candy for children. Sunday, Dec. 2 “BASEBALL TRYOUTS” for Southwest Grinders Travel Baseball; 10:30 a.m. for 8U & 9U, noon for 10U & 11U at Coloma High School Sunday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m. “SNOW PRINCE & PRINCESS CROWNING” at Arclight Brewery, 544 N. Main St., Watervliet as part of Watervliet’s Hometown Christmas Celebration Sunday, Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. “HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE” in downtown Watervliet ending at Arclight Brewery followed by visits and photos with Santa; hot chocolate & cookies for children; live reindeer Sunday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. “UGLY SWEATER CONTEST” for teens and adults at Arclight Brewery, Main Street, Watervliet Dec. 2-15, “LIGHTED HOUSE CONTEST” for residents of Watervliet City & Township. See Watervliet’s Best Lighted House Facebook event page. Friday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “HOLIDAY BAZAAR” at Blossomland Learning Center, 711 St. Joseph Ave., Berrien Springs; arts & crafts, baked goods, ornaments, raffle items & more plus light lunch options. Proceeds benefit BLC students. Saturday, Dec. 8, 7-10 a.m. “PANCAKE BREAKFAST” fund-raiser for Amish School at Lawrence Township Town Hall (former Lions Club), 411 N. Paw Paw St., Lawrence. Public welcome; donations appreciated Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon “TICKET SALES” in the high school auditorium lobby for the Miss Watervliet 2019 pageant; $20 each

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