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COA’s Handy Helpers program continues following shutdown

EDWARDSBURG — Stuart Street in Edwardsburg was alive with the hum of table saws and the uneven taps of hammers Wednesday morning. Over the chorus ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

United Way seeks volunteers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the United Way of Southwest Michigan is seeking volunteers for various projects to continue to ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Honor Credit Union supports local group donating face masks

BERRIEN SPRINGS — One regional credit union is supporting local efforts to provide personal protection equipment for frontline workers. Honor Credit Union recently supported a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

United Way of Southwest Michigan calls for donations in Cass County to fight COVID-19

CASS COUNTY — United Way of Southwest Michigan is calling for donations in Cass County to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations are needed from ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

United Way seeks volunteers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the United Way of Southwest Michigan is seeking volunteers for various projects to continue to ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Hidden Acres’ nonprofit awarded grant to provide homes for kittens

DOWAGIAC — A local nonprofit will now be helping to find good homes for a larger number of kittens. Heather Matthews and Dawn East, the ... Read more

1 month ago by Hannah Holliday.

Niles chef surpasses fundraising goal to feed seniors in need

NILES — When Chef Cynthia Gallero launched her GoFundMe campaign on April 1 to raise money to feed area seniors, she set her goal at ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

River Saint Joe brewery and restaurant to host food giveaway Wednesday

BUCHANAN — River Saint Joe brewery and restaurant opened its doors, in a limited capacity, to the community on April 2, and now its staff ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County treasurer retires, leaves legacy of compassion

BERRIEN COUNTY — Years ago, a woman entered former Berrien County treasurer Bret Witkowski’s office, and, exhausted, promptly fell down into the chair offered to ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

SpartanNash Foundation grants Feeding America affiliated food bank partners $250,000 in COVID-19 relief

GRAND RAPIDS — As part of its commitment to building stronger communities, the SpartanNash Foundation announced Monday foundation trustees unanimously authorized a $250,000 grant to ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

2020 grants awarded to area agencies by ‘The Heart of Cook’

BRIDGMAN — “The Heart of Cook” has awarded grants to 35 area nonprofit organizations totaling over $58,000. The “Heart of Cook” is a corporate-advised fund ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

New downtown Niles nonprofit to provide respite for roadies

NILES — When walking by 205 E. Main St. in downtown in recent months, windows with a sign bearing the words “Follow our story @theoryoneproductions” ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

United Way looking for stand-by COVID-19 volunteers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, one agency is looking for as many volunteers as possible to help aid as the ... Read more

1 month ago by Hannah Holliday.

Anonymous donor, local florist team up to surprise West Woods residents

NILES — Tuesday afternoon, a video from The Flower Cart, a florist in Niles, went up on Facebook showing flower arrangements being dropped off at ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Despite event cancelation, sororities still looking to benefit Fitch Camp

DOWAGIAC — For more than a decade, a soup luncheon hosted by Xi Delta Mu and the Masters local sorority has raised funds for Fitch ... Read more

2 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Shelf Life Bookstore partners with Yarn on Front

NILES — Knitting needles will join rows of new and used books on Sunday. Shelf Life Bookstore, 223 N. Fourth St., is partnering with Yarn ... Read more

3 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Niles photographer launches pet portrait project to aid in bushfire aftermath

NILES — As Shayne Culp watched the months-long bushfires ravage nearly 50 million acres of Australian land, killing an estimated billion animals, she took it ... Read more

3 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Drumathon fundraiser to support Dowagiac school board member suffering from cancer

DOWAGIAC — Community members looking to dance to the beat of their own drum will have a chance next month. The DogPatch Drumathon will be ... Read more

3 months ago by Sarah Culton.

C. Wimberley Feed the Hungry campaign raises $30,000

DOWAGIAC — Inside Vincent J. Jewelers on Monday afternoon, Jim Allen, chairperson of the C. Wimberley Automotive’s Feed the Hungry campaign, shared a record-breaking announcement. ... Read more

4 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Basketball tournament to honor Buchanan man, fraternity that supported him

BUCHANAN — Avery Brown, of Buchanan, would have turned 30 Feb. 24, but gun violence prevented that from happening in 2018. Brown’s relatives, however, intend ... Read more

4 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Sticky Spoons Jam to host canned food drive for area pantry

NILES — From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, people can celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend by making donations that will leave both a ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

Niles Township Fire Department Association hosts pancake breakfast

NILES — As snow pelted down Sunday morning, many local residents put on their coats and hats and braved the weather to smell — and ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Honor Credit Union pays it forward

DOWAGIAC — Members of Dowagiac Honor Credit Union helped pay it forward this season in a variety of ways.  Honor Credit Union has offered the ... Read more

4 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Community supports benefit for Niles High School grad

NILES — When Becky Eaves heard that her childhood friend, Tim Glover, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in November 2019, she knew she had ... Read more

4 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Saint Francis Outreach backpack program serves its fourth year

DOWAGIAC — Saint Francis Outreach, founded in 2015, is in its fourth year of its backpack program, which supplies students in need at Dowagiac Union’s ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

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