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‘Art in the Park’ to be part of Constantine Farmers Market Wednesday afternoon

Posted July 31, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Wednesday’s (July 31st) Farmers Market in Constantine will have an added feature with ‘Art in the Park’ from 4 to 6 p.m. The Farmers Market – held in Rotary Park in Constantine – runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Regarding Art in the Park, the invitation is to “Paint your way into the FUN […]

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Blueberries at the Soup Pot

Posted July 30, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Fresh-picked, organically-grown blueberries – donated by Burgener’s Blueberry Patch – were a part of the Soup Pot Monday (July 29th) at the Constantine United Methodist Church. The Soup Pot is held every Monday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the church which is located at 285 White Pigeon Street in Constantine. The Soup Pot is […]

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Meek’s Mill Garden Club hosts well-attended ‘small standard flower show’ in Constantine

Posted July 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

“My Grandma’s Garden”, a small standard flower show held by Meek’s Mill Garden Club on Wednesday (July 24) at the Rotary Park in Constantine, was well attended. The show was held under a large tent. Entries were judged by Michigan Garden Club (MGC) judges Lyn Dinvald, Pam Dewey, Norma Stancati, Phyllis Straw, Bobbie Quick and […]

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Meek’s Mill Garden Club to host Small Standard Flower Show Wednesday afternoon in Constantine

Posted July 23, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Meek’s Mill Garden Club is hosting a Small Standard Flower Show on Wednesday (July 24) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Rotary Park on Washington Street in Constantine. The show is FREE to the public and will be in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market, but under a large white tent. For additional information, click […]

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The Governor John S. Barry Museum will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Fourth of July.
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St. Peter’s Lutheran Church members visit Barry Museum in Constantine

Posted July 20, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Three Rivers toured the Gov. John S. Barry Museum in Constantine on Friday (July 19). Shown in the accompanying photo (front row) are Vera Smallcombe, Shirley Blum, Irene Green, Beth Knarr, Sandy Romain, Jim Romaine, Duane Sadler; (back row) Ed Smallcombe and Mike Knarr.   The museum is […]

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Free child digital fingerprinting offered through ‘Project Brittney’

Posted July 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Sturgis Police Department “Project Brittney” – free child digital fingerprinting – was held from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday (July 17) during the Farmer’s Market at the Rotary Park on North Washington Street, in Constantine. The program includes a CD, and a hard copy of fingerprint and bio-data on children that parents can keep. […]

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‘Project Brittney’ Child ID Program to be in Constantine on Wednesday

Posted July 14, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Sturgis Police Department offers ‘Project Brittney’ to area children across St. Joseph County.  On Wednesday (July 17), Officer Holly will be in Constantine at the Farmer’s Market offering this service. The program is named after and dedicated to 7-year-old Brittney Beers who disappeared in 1997 and has never been found.  The Child Identification Program […]

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Meek's Mill Garden Club yearbook cover
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New ‘yearbooks’ highlight Meek’s Mill Garden Club meeting

Posted July 10, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Members of Meek’s Mill Garden Club (MMGC) received new yearbooks with a schedule of events for the upcoming 2013-2014 year, at a meeting held on Tuesday (July 9) at the United Methodist Church in Constantine. Ricci Jo Murphy, 2nd vice president put the books together. A business meeting was conducted by club president Ida Bucholtz. […]

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Village of Constantine seeking cars for 2013 Annual Car Show on Wednesday, July 10th

Posted July 6, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Village of Constantine is seeking cars for the 2013 Annual Car Show scheduled for Wednesday, July 10th. The event will take place 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on East Water Street. Cars can come around 1 p.m. The Farmers Market will also be displaying on East Water Street on Wednesday for your shopping convenience. […]

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Plaque - Constantine Citizen of the Year - 2013
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Independence Day 2013 brings ‘Citizen of the Year’ honors for Angie Birdsall, drawing for Constantine Cares Quilt

Posted July 5, 2013 by Bruce Snook

In addition to a parade and fireworks, Thursday’s (July 4) Independence Day celebration in Constantine brought formal recognition of Angie Birdsall – known as ‘the bicycling reporter’ – as the community’s ‘2013 Citizen of the Year’. Birdsall set aside her bicycle to ride in a convertible in the parade and – during a brief and […]

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Parade highlights from Constantine

Posted July 4, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Parades highlighted Independence Day 2013 celebrations throughout America on Thursday – the Fourth of July – and the Village of Constantine was among the communities that included this element in its observance of the holiday. The well-attended event – on a beautiful summer day – stepped off at 11 a.m. and included participation by Angie […]

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Terri Owens - chef at Methodist Men's group breakfast
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Pancake & French toast breakfast begins Independence Day celebration in Constantine

Posted July 4, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Constantine’s celebration of Independence Day 2013 was launched early with a well-attended pancake and French toast breakfast – served from 7 to 10 a.m. – at the Constantine United Methodist Church. The Methodist Men’s group has had the breakfast for many years and uses the same pancake recipe. Proceeds from the breakfast will go toward […]

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Monsanto adds ‘Be Safe – Be Seen’ theme to Constantine Farmer’s Market

Posted July 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

High visibility T-shirts and reflective tape for kids’ bicycles were part of the ‘Be Safe – Be Seen’ theme during this week’s (July 3) Farmer’s Market in Constantine. Monsanto employees Babette Bohnke and Rodney Cupp of the Monsanto Off The Job Safety Team were on hand for the event.  “We love doing community service work,” […]

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Parade, fireworks among events for Independence Day celebration in Constantine

Posted July 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Village of Constantine is among the communities of ‘River Country’ set to celebrate Independence Day on Thursday (July 4th). The schedule of events in Constantine begins with a Pancake & French Toast Breakfast at the Constantine United Methodist Church from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.  (Click here for details) The parade will step off […]

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American Legion Post 223 member Del Eastes helps Alyssa Sabin, Michael Steele and Dawn Myers post an American flag.
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Constantine celebrates ‘Flag Day’

Posted June 14, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Members of American Legion Post 223, Constantine Police Department, and the military helped children post 50 flags for “Flag Day” on Friday (June 14) at Shelby Park in Constantine. DDA director Diana Lammott explained the meaning of the stars and stripes on the flag to children.  “Stand up if you see the flag. Put your […]

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Angie Birdsall named ‘2013 Constantine Citizen of the Year’

Posted June 14, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Congratulations to Angie Birdsall upon being named this week as ‘2013 Constantine Citizen of the Year’! River Country Journal readers will recognize Angie as a frequent contributor of articles and pictures to the RCJ with a focus on her hometown of Constantine.  She also contributes to the Three Rivers Commercial-News and the Sturgis Journal.  All of […]

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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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Kids Fishing Derby staged in Constantine

Posted June 8, 2013 by Bruce Snook

American Legion Post 223 in Constantine was the site of the Kids Fishing Derby held on Saturday (June 8th). The free event was well attended and offered food, games, contests and many prizes. Post Commander Ralph Karcher said the Legion has had the derby for over 30 years. Free Fishing Weekend is June 8th and […]

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Village of Constantine to celebrate ‘Flag Day’ on Friday, June 14th

Posted June 8, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Village of Constantine will be celebrating ‘Flag Day’ on Friday, June 14th, by placing American Flags in Shelby Park. This year the village will have Lt. Christopher R. Smith, United States Navy (in dress blues) and Chief James Bedell (in dress blues) from the Constantine Police (also Navy) there to help the two daycare […]

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