Christina Clark, Author at Leader Publications

Giving

Niles Service League’s annual Bundle-A-Buddy fundraiser kicks off on Monday

NILES – A local group is looking ahead to make sure students have the winter gear and clothing they need. The Niles Service League Bundle-A-Buddy ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, March 5, 2021 8:18 am

Berrien County

Berrien County courts to enter Phase Three of reopening

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Courts will be entering Phase Three of reopening beginning Monday. During the Berrien County Board of Commissioners meeting on ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:14 pm

News

Niles Master Plan to seek initial approval

NILES – At Monday evening’s Niles City Council meeting, council members will vote on whether to approve or reject the City of Niles Master Plan. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:00 am

Berrien County

Region prepares for farm workers with new precautions

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – In one of the actions the state of Michigan is taking to enhance its COVID-19 vaccine equity strategy, essential food and agriculture ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:28 am

Horizons

Michiana wedding industry takes pandemic challenges head on

When Amanda Leonard, of Niles, became engaged over Christmas 2019, she was excited to begin planning her and her fiance’s wedding. They picked out the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:57 pm

Horizons

Couple adopts downtown Dowagiac buildings to breathe new life into city center

After more than 20 years in the Seattle area, Shannon Lyons, and wife, Cathy McBride, were ready for a change. The consuming, long commutes on ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:24 pm

Business

Niles restaurants see regulars return as restrictions relax

NILES – Tuesday morning, a couple walked into Prime Table Restaurant in Niles. Though masks covered their noses and mouths, the crinkles around their eyes ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:07 pm

Berrien County

Niles Township Parks Board seeks public input at Wednesday hearing

NILES TOWNSHIP – A new trailhead is in the early discussion days for the Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail over the next year. Jill DeLucia, chair ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:32 pm

News

Niles Township approves state-outlined poverty guidelines, purchases tractor attachment for trails, considers firefighter applicants

NILES TOWNSHIP – Poverty guidelines for Niles Township were adjusted and accepted Monday evening by the township board members. Members also discussed and approved a ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:53 pm

Horizons

Niles businesses band together through uncertain times

Howard Tuthill has seen his family’s restaurant and bar Iron Shoe Distillery transform since opening in April 2019. A former muffler shop, the space has ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:59 am

Horizons

Hickory Creek Winery brings virtual tastings home

The tasting room at Hickory Creek Winery is small and intimate. It is an area where visitors to the winery quickly become friends with the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:48 am

Horizons

Inspired by social media, Niles resident sparks giving movement throughout Michiana region

In late August, Paxton Schaller stood at the drive-thru window of Brew Ha Ha in Niles with her mother, Cherie. Five months into the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Monday, March 1, 2021 11:47 am

Business

Niles roller rink reopens following legal battle

NILES – A Niles roller skating rink was able to take the chains off its doors and reopen to a limited number of skaters last ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:15 pm

Berrien County

Berrien County Health Department, Spectrum Health Lakeland give vaccination updates

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland came together Thursday morning to provide an update on COVID-19 cases in the ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:36 pm

Berrien County

Berrien County commissioners send message to state on regionalizing COVID-19 approach

BERRIEN COUNTY – March has been declared “Restaurant Month” in Berrien County. The declaration took place Thursday, as the Berrien County Board of Commissioners voted ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:47 pm

Business

Dollar General, marijuana microbusiness, Iron Shoe expansion coming to Niles

NILES – A new Dollar General store is in the plans for the west side of Niles, Iron Shoe Distillery will be expanding its dining ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:24 am

Business

Niles restaurant week to showcase 18 restaurants

NILES – The creators of the inaugural Niles Restaurant Week are looking forward to 18 Niles restaurants showcasing menus and culinary offerings beginning next Monday. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:00 pm

Dowagiac

SMC plans to host in-person, outdoor graduation ceremonies

DOWAGIAC – Southwestern Michigan College President Joe Odenwald is optimistic about vaccine distributions and is planning to host in-person graduation ceremonies outdoors in the spring. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:00 am

News

Niles PD to get body-worn cameras for each officer

NILES – Body-worn cameras are on their way to the Niles Police Department, after an anonymous donor offered to cover the more than $50,000 cost ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:39 am

News

Niles City Council approves expansion of local provisioning center to include grow, processing

NILES – The next steps for Arwen, LLC to grow its business a little greener were approved unanimously at the Monday night regular Niles City ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:10 pm

Dowagiac

SMC Guarantee aims to provide financial support to students of all ages

DOWAGIAC – Over the last year, the state of Michigan implemented Futures For Frontliners and the Michigan ReConnect program to aid in allowing frontline workers ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:57 am

Berrien County

During virtual learning, students experiencing homelessness can fall through the cracks

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Recently, the number of students experiencing homelessness in some way throughout Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties seems to be lower than ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:07 am

Buchanan

Buchanan Superintendent Patricia Robinson on getting students back into the classroom, serving community

This February, to celebrate Black History Month, Leader Publications will be running profiles on African American leaders and community members making history in southwest Michigan. ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:00 am

Berrien County

Berrien commissioners consider drafting resolution opposing restaurant restrictions

BERRIEN COUNTY – Quiet extension of restaurant capacity limits statewide took center discussion for the Berrien County Board of Commissioners Thursday morning. The commissioners discussed ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:58 pm

Berrien County

Capacity limits quietly extended for restaurants across Michigan

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – On Feb. 4, the update to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order allowed contact sports to resume with COVID-19 ... Read more

by Christina Clark, Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:55 pm

< Older