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Fabius-Park Fire & Rescue Open House set for Saturday from 10 to 2

Posted July 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The annual Fabius-Park Fire & Rescue Open House will be held on Saturday (July 20) at the fire station on Broadway. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. In reporting on plans for the event, the Fabius-Park Fire Department (FPFD) Facebook page extends an invitation to attend and says, “We are […]

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Dedication of renovated ‘Mural Mall’ set for Thursday evening in downtown Three Rivers!

Posted July 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Thursday evening (July 18) is the time to celebrate the recently-renovated ‘Mural Mall’ in downtown Three Rivers! ‘Meet Me at the Mall’ is the invitation that’s been extended for the celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony is slated to start at 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Portage Avenue and […]

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Three Rivers Artists Guild member seeking votes for entry in National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest

Posted July 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Artists Guild reports that Guild member Barb Kroggel has her beautiful photograph of swans and cygnets entered in the National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest and says “please vote for her!” Barb writes, “I am asking for your vote for my entry in the National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest. My ‘swan family’ shot […]

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Michigan Maritime Museum annual fish boil slated for Saturday evening in South Haven

Posted July 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Bring your appetite and get ready to sit down to a traditional fish boil feast on the campus of the Michigan Maritime Museum, located at the draw bridge in South Haven.  Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 PM on Saturday (July 20).  In addition to the traditional recipe of fish, onions, potatoes and […]

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This week at the Riviera

Posted July 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

This week at the Riviera… Ethan Hawke in ‘Before Midnight’, Opera in Cinema, live music and more. For additional information, click here.

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More on rescheduling of Water Festival fireworks to HarmonyFest

Posted July 16, 2013 by Bruce Snook

What appeared to be a slap in the face from Mother Nature has turned into an unexpected peck on the cheek. Following two warm and sunny days, Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14, Mother Nature dealt the Three Rivers Water Festival an unwelcome punch in the jaw on Saturday, June 15, when a downpour […]

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Huss Future Festival to feature free workshops

Posted July 15, 2013 by Bruce Snook

THREE RIVERS — Huss Future Festival 2013, a day filled with food, art and activities for all ages, is introducing a new feature in its fourth year.  On Saturday, July 20, local volunteers will share their knowledge and skills through a series of free workshops beginning in the morning and extending into the afternoon.  The […]

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Benefit concert for Shreve family to feature Gospel recording artist David Pitt

Posted July 15, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Well-known Gospel recording artist David Pitt of Louisville, KY will be coming to Three Rivers to do a benefit concert for his childhood friend Veronica Shreve of rural Marcellus.  Veronica and her family have become overwhelmed with medical bills from numerous surgical procedures that insurance will no longer cover fully. The concert will be held […]

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‘Sass in the City’ staged in downtown Three Rivers

Posted July 15, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Historic Downtown Three Rivers was bustling with activity Friday evening (July 12) during ‘Sass in the City’, a multi-faceted promotion that offered a “spectacular girls’ night out” from 5 to 9 p.m. Live music, special deals, goodies, giveaways and the opportunity to register for a grand prize gift bag of items from all participating merchants […]

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Scholarship & Citizen of the Year recognition, parade highlight opening day of 2013 White Pigeon Days

Posted July 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Mother Nature provided marvelous summer weather for the opening day of this year’s ‘White Pigeon Days’ celebration in White Pigeon on Friday (July 12). A well-attended evening parade was preceded by activity at the intersection of US-12 (Chicago Road) and Kalamazoo Street to recognize the recipient of the scholarship awarded by the White Pigeon Community […]

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4th annual Underground Railroad Days this weekend in Vandalia

Posted July 12, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Village of Vandalia in Cass County will host its 4th annual Underground Railroad Days Saturday and Sunday (July 13 and 14). The celebration will include Underground Railroad (UGRR) information education booths and presentations, a classic car show, arts and crafts booths, soul food dinner, Civil War encampment, “Ramptown” music/story telling cabin, UGRR site guided […]

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Water Festival fireworks re-scheduled to be part of this year’s HarmonyFest celebration

Posted July 12, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Water Festival fireworks display that was postponed from its June 15th date because of adverse weather conditions has been re-scheduled as part of the Three Rivers HarmonyFest on Sunday, September 1st. That’s the word from the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, overall sponsor and organizer of the Water Festival. 2013 is the 20th […]

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Good times set to roll Friday evening with ‘Sass in the City’ in downtown Three Rivers!

Posted July 11, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Friday evening (July 12) will provide a “spectacular girls’ night out” in historic downtown Three Rivers with ‘Sass in the City’! The promotion – from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – will feature live music, special deals, goodies and giveaways.  There will also be a grand prize drawing for a gift bag of goodies from […]

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Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the Riviera Theatre!

Posted July 11, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Riviera Theatre has announced that the Glenn Miller Orchestra will be returning for a performance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th. The 18-member ensemble, led by vocalist Nick Hilscher, continues to play many of the original arrangements by the legendary Glenn Miller, one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders in the […]

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Three Rivers Big Band to perform Sunday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church

Posted July 11, 2013 by Bruce Snook

You’re invited to “Come enjoy swing music from the 40’s and 50’s” Sunday afternoon (July 14th) at the First Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers. The Three Rivers Big Band will entertain at 4 p.m. A freewill offering will be accepted. The church is located at 320 North Main Street.

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Constantine Car Show organizers pleased with turnout for 2013 event

Posted July 11, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Sweltering heat didn’t keep the public away from the 2013 Constantine Car Show, held from 2:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday (July 10) on East Water Street in downtown Constantine. More than 50 cars were in the show. Organizers Willie Harder and Jamie Judsen said they were pleased with the turn out. “We’re thankful it didn’t rain. […]

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‘White Pigeon Days’ celebration to begin Friday!

Posted July 10, 2013 by Bruce Snook

It will be White Pigeon’s turn to celebrate summer in ‘River Country’ this coming weekend. ‘White Pigeon Days’ begin Friday (July 12), continue with a full day of activities on Saturday (July 13), and conclude on Sunday (July 14) with an 11 a.m. ‘Worship & Song Service’ in Wade Park. Here’s the schedule of events: […]

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10th Annual MagiCelebration Magic Festival set for July 31st-August 3rd in Colon

Posted July 9, 2013 by Bruce Snook

“Magic week is fast approaching here in the magic capital of the world – Colon, Michigan – July 31st-August 3rd in Colon.” That’s the word from Rick Fisher, president of FAB Magic Company who reports there will be “Four spectacular evening shows at the Colon High School Auditorium featuring acts from Las Vegas, Spain, Canada […]

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‘Dinner in the Langley Covered Bridge’ event set for Saturday, August 10th

Posted July 9, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce is extending an invitation for a “once in a lifetime opportunity” on Saturday, August 10th from 5 to 9 p.m. – a chance to enjoy dinner in the historic Langley Covered Bridge north of Centreville.  (Rain date:  Sunday, August 11th from 5 to 9 p.m.) The Chamber says, […]

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Beckering Carillon concerts to begin

Posted July 9, 2013 by Bruce Snook

If you’re looking for something a bit different in the way of a musical experience, you may be interested in this announcement from Grand Valley State University (GVSU):  The 13th Annual Beckering Family Carillon International Concert Series opens July 10. For more on the story from GVSU, click here.

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