Christina Clark, Author at Leader Publications

News

Niles nonprofit offers robotics, sewing summer camps

NILES — Entering the Niles S.T.E.A.M. Room, one will see a classroom area with tables and chairs circled around. The vacant seats are ready for ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, July 10, 2020 3:00 pm

News

Niles resident works to raise butterflies, educate community

NILES — Milkweed plants have long been regarded as unfavorable weeds in fields and gardens. Niles resident Caryn Adler is hoping to change the plant’s ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, July 10, 2020 2:11 pm

Education

Fourth, fifth graders launch rockets during YMCA’s Summer My Way

NILES — A parade of rocket scientists exited Northside Child Development Center on Thursday morning. Carrying their rockets, the scientists made their way to the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:26 am

Buchanan

High Profile Boutique Cannabis to open next week in Buchanan

BUCHANAN — The black and green building at 804 E. Front St. is the latest marijuana business to bud in Buchanan. High Profile Boutique Cannabis ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:13 pm

News

Wonderland Cinema to show “The Incredibles” Friday

NILES — For those missing the movie experience of Wonderland Cinema, the owners will host an outdoor movie showing this Friday. Wonderland Cinema will be ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, July 9, 2020 9:22 am

Buchanan

Fernwood Botanical Gardens offering pop-up weddings

NILES — The historical grounds and unique settings within Fernwood Botanical Gardens are a popular wedding destination for couples through the warmer seasons. Adapting to ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 4:00 pm

Education

Niles Community Schools hosts annual libraries, adapted for social distancing

NILES — The sounds of happy reunion filled the south part of the Niles High School parking lot just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. As parents ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:30 pm

News

Niles Township Board discusses new millage for township fire department

NILES CHARTER TOWNSHIP — With the office reopened to the public, the Niles Charter Township halls are divided up and have stickers down on the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:50 pm

Berrien County

Scam warning issued by Berrien County Sheriff’s Department

BERRIEN COUNTY — Around 11 a.m. Tuesday the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department posted a warning about a reported scam in the area to its Facebook ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:20 pm

News

Niles Burn Run postponed until gathering mandates relax

NILES — “Kick stand down” reads the beginning of an update on the Niles Burn run website regarding the July 19 event. The popular motorcycle ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:05 am

Education

First of three pop-up, drive-through libraries to be hosted Tuesday

NILES — Pop-up libraries for student reading programs are scheduled for three dates over the summer. However, the events will be less of a community ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:04 pm

News

Riverfront Optimist Club of Niles to host online concert Saturday

NILES — While the Riverfront Optimist Club of Niles’ flagship event, the Bluegrass Festival, was not given the go-ahead by the city for 2020, the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, July 6, 2020 12:02 pm

Buchanan

Area schools offer virtual learning

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released “Michigan’s MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap” providing guidance for how to approach ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:00 pm

News

When virus stunted west coast tour, Umphrey’s McGee returned home to perform

NILES — When Umphrey’s McGee plays a show in its hometown of South Bend, the audiences usually turn out in large numbers in support. Rescheduling ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:00 pm

Education

Former Niles resident aims to donate 500 backpacks with school supplies

NILES — A box of school supplies sits inside the dining room in Curly Q’s BBQ near the counter where orders are placed. The box ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:00 am

Berrien County

Outdoor prom event set for Aug. 1

EDWARDSBURG — A regional, all school prom has been greenlit as the original organizer has secured sponsors to partner with to put on the memorable ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:33 am

News

West Woods resident commemorates 100th birthday, one month COVID-free

NILES — Approaching the front window of West Woods of Niles nursing home Monday morning, an excited 8-year-old peered inside. On the other side of ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:59 am

Buchanan

Redbud Roots to open new retail location in Buchanan

BUCHANAN — Cultivating a destination and experience is the next step for local marijuana grow operation and processing lab Redbud Roots. The company’s leadership is ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:16 pm

Education

Niles Community Schools awarded educational grant

NILES — From origin to impact, students in the ninth and 10th grades at Niles High School will have the opportunity to participate in a ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:51 am

Education

Eddies graduate in outdoor ceremony Sunday

EDWARDSBURG—Vehicles full of excited graduates and family members lined up outside of Edwardsburg High School on Sunday evening, ready for the Class of 2020’s commencement ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, June 29, 2020 1:09 pm

Business

Oak Street Dairy Queen reopens with fresh ownership

NILES — The sunshine and warm weather are here for the summer. Days like that pair well with an ice cream cone or a hot ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, June 26, 2020 8:49 am

Buchanan

Buchanan Community Schools’ superintendent search moves into next steps

BUCHANAN — Next steps are in order to find the new superintendent of Buchanan Community Schools. As the call for applications closed on at 4 ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:00 pm

News

Summer My Way program to kick off Monday

NILES — The Summer My Way program is set to kick off on Monday for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The partnership between the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:17 pm

Breaking News

Victim of fatal motorcycle crash identified as 25-year old South Bend resident

MILTON TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist has died after a crash reportedly took place at approximately 10:05 a.m. on Redfield Road in Milton Township, near Niles. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:19 pm

Cass County

Motorcycle, two passenger vehicles involved in fatal crash

NILES — A motorcyclist has died after a crash reportedly took place around 10 a.m. in Niles. Investigators were still on the scene at 1 ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:51 pm

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