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Farmer’s Market features ‘Art in the Park’

Posted June 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

‘Art in the Park’ was part of the Farmer’s Market in Constantine on Wednesday (June 26). A craft for senior citizens will be featured on July 31. Constantine Community Art Association sponsors the monthly craft. For more information, call (269) 435-2085. Source:  Story and photos contributed by Angie Birdsall.  

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Bringing Woodstock Home
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Sign-up deadline for ‘Bringing Woodstock Home’ Music Festival: Wednesday, July 3

Posted June 26, 2013 by Bruce Snook

As the largest music festival in history, Woodstock offered some of the best and most memorable music of the era. The Three Rivers Library ‘Bringing Woodstock Home’ event hopes to recreate some of that music and energy by having local teens (along with some area professionals) perform their own versions of the songs and performances […]

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Sturgis Fest Family Picnic moved to Doyle Community Center

Posted June 26, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Due to the weather conditions, the Sturgis Fest Family Picnic slated for Wednesday evening (June 26) has been moved to the Doyle Community Center. The vintage baseball game between the Sturgis Biscuits and the Bonneville Millers has been cancelled, but bring the family and enjoy children’s activities, value-priced food and a magician between 5 p.m. […]

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This week at the Riviera

Posted June 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

This week at the Riviera… Robert Redford in ‘The Company You Keep’, ‘Reality’, live music & more! For additional information, click here.

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‘Sturgis Fest 2013’ underway through Saturday

Posted June 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

‘Sturgis Fest 2013’ is underway in Sturgis! The week-long celebration began Saturday (June 22) with the Trojan Youth Mini-Triathlon and Men’s Softball Tournament. Monday’s (June 24) featured event is a Kickoff Dinner at the Sturges-Young Auditorium honoring the Citizens of the Year and highlighted by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley as the keynote speaker. Among the […]

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Lowry’s Books celebrates 20th anniversary

Posted June 23, 2013 by Bruce Snook

This is a time of celebration for Lowry’s Books and More and its owner, Tom Lowry. Wednesday, June 19th marked the 20th anniversary of the opening of the store at 22 North Main Street in Historic Downtown Three Rivers. During an interview with the River Country Journal on Friday (June 21st), Lowry noted that the […]

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Centreville celebrates with ‘Covered Bridge Days Festival’

Posted June 22, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Centreville wrapped up its ‘Covered Bridge Days Festival’ on Saturday with a wide variety of events focused in the downtown area. Activities included a Classic Car Show, Antique Tractor Show, Craft Vendors on the Courthouse lawn, entertainment featuring ‘Spike and the Bulldogs’, and a parade.   Saturday also brought recognition of Wendy Parker as Centreville’s […]

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‘Art on the Green’ at Klinger Lake Country Club on Sunday

Posted June 21, 2013 by Bruce Snook

‘Art on the Green’ – featuring works by 30 of Michiana’s artists – will take place Sunday (June 23) at the Klinger Lake Country Club on US-12 west of Sturgis.  For a list of the artists participating in Art on the Green, click here. The event – from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – is […]

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Relay For Life underway in Three Rivers

Posted June 21, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life – Three Rivers got underway at noon Friday (June 21) and will continue until noon Saturday (June 22) at Three Rivers High School’s Armstrong Field. Relay For Life is the largest grassroots effort to fight cancer with more than 5,200 fundraising events around the world.     The […]

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Carnegie Center for the Arts launches annual fundraising campaign

Posted June 21, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Carnegie Center for the Arts kicked off its 2013-14 fundraising campaign with a “5:01 Party” Thursday (June 20). Tom and Jackie Meyer are co-chairing this year’s campaign. To learn more about the Carnegie Center and the fundraising effort, see Friday’s (June 21) edition of the Three Rivers Commercial-News or click on the following link […]

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Centreville - mural
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Centreville to celebrate summer and Langley Covered Bridge with ‘Covered Bridge Days Festival’ Friday and Saturday

Posted June 20, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Centreville invites you to “Come celebrate the Langley Covered Bridge, the longest covered bridge in Michigan” during the Covered Bridge Days Festival! This year’s festival, marking the 126th anniversary of the bridge, will feature two days of activities – Friday and Saturday (June 21 and 22). Here’s the lineup: Friday: Rummage Sale at St. Paul’s […]

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Island Festival slated for Thursday through Saturday in downtown Kalamazoo

Posted June 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Three days and nights of reggae music are on tap Thursday through Saturday (June 20-22) during the Island Festival in downtown Kalamazoo. For more on the story from WMU News, click on the following link:  Island Festival features music, food.

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This week at the Riviera

Posted June 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

This week at the Riviera… Illusionist Justin Holbrook, ‘The Big Lebowski’, ‘Reality’, live music & more! For additional information, click here.

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'Spike' of 'Spike and the Bulldogs'
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‘Spike and the Bulldogs’ help celebrate Father’s Day in White Pigeon

Posted June 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

‘Spike and the Bulldogs’ performed at a free concert at Wade Park in White Pigeon on Father’s Day (June 16). The well-attended event was sponsored by the White Pigeon Township Library and numerous businesses. The library served cake, and there were door prizes and a 50/50 Raffle. Spike and the Bulldogs play music from the […]

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Weather concerns prompt cancellation of Saturday night entertainment and fireworks at Three Rivers Water Festival

Posted June 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Weather concerns resulted in cancellation of the Main Stage entertainment and fireworks display that were planned for Saturday night (June 15) in Memory Isle Park as the finale for this year’s Three Rivers Water Festival. In a Facebook announcement regarding the decision, Water Festival Chairperson Deb Herring said, “We are all disappointed that the concert […]

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Parade caps opening day of 2013 Three Rivers Water Festival

Posted June 14, 2013 by Bruce Snook

There was an abundance of blue sky and sunshine for the Thursday evening (June 13) parade that highlighted the opening day of the 57th annual Three Rivers Water Festival. Former Three Rivers Mayor and Police Chief Ken Baker, accompanied by his wife, Charlotte, served as Grand Marshal for the roughly hour-long parade on West Michigan […]

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57th annual Three Rivers Water Festival begins Thursday

Posted June 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The 57th annual Three Rivers Water Festival begins a three-day run Thursday (June 13). The lineup includes the Lions Ox Roast, Woman’s Club Pie and Coffee Booth, St. John’s Lutheran Church Strawberry Fest, and the Ambassadors for Christ Barbecue. The Carnival Midway – located in the West City Parking Lot – will open at 4 […]

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This week at the Riviera

Posted June 12, 2013 by Bruce Snook

This week at the Riviera This week at the Riviera… Water Fest Car Show Movie – ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’, live music, ‘Blancanieves’ and more! For additional information, click here.

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Upcoming flower show topic for Meek’s Mill Garden Club meeting

Posted June 12, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Pam Dewey and Bobbie Quick explained rules to members of Meek’s Mill Garden Club (MMGC) on Tuesday (June 11) for the club’s upcoming flower show after a potluck at Riverview Pavilion in Constantine. “A show is a big undertaking. A lot of clubs won’t do them.  It’s a big job and your club is to […]

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Lions Ox Roast to be part of Three Rivers Water Festival Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Posted June 12, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Lions Ox Roast, a longstanding tradition of the Three Rivers Water Festival, will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday (June 13, 14 and 15) on the front lawn of the old Three Rivers Hospital on Spring Street, adjacent to Scidmore Park. The Lions will be serving ox sandwiches, brats, ham and bean soup, hot […]

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