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Great start for MagiCelebration

The second annual MagiCelebration got off to a good start Wednesday, as out-of-town visitors and area residents descended on the village of Colon for some magic and fun during the four-day event. The afternoon highlight centered on FAB Magic Co., where owner Rick Fisher drew a standing-room-only crowd for a free magic show. Fisher said registration for magicians is up ... Read More »

Sturgis Fest a success

Organizers of the Sturgis Fest community festival said the 2014, seven-day community celebration was considered a success. The festival concluded Saturday with an impressive fireworks show that capped several special events, including a motorcycle show, an old-time baseball game and a kick-off event with a special recognition of Sturgis’ citizens of the year, Kerri Millet and Skip Sisson. Sturgis Fest ... Read More »

Three Rivers Water Festival a success

Organizers of the 58th Three Rivers Water Festival are calling the 2014 edition a success. The three-day community celebration concluded Saturday with an enhanced fireworks show, thanks to an extra financial contribution from Omni Community Credit Union. Thursday’s parade was capped at the maximum 80 participants, and live music Friday and Saturday nights was enjoyed by hundreds of people. The ... Read More »

Musical summer

A musical summer is returning to White Pigeon in 2014. Sponsored by the White Pigeon Township Library, Summertime Tunes begins its third season Saturday, with the Whistle Pigs performing 2 to 4 p.m. at Wade Park. Library Director Perri Saunders said the South Bend-based band has specialized in the brass/rock sound of Chicago, the Commodores, Paul Simon and contemporary artists ... Read More »

Summer magic workshops

Sterlini Magic Mfg. in Colon is offering summer magic workshops starting Saturday. Owner John Sterlini said the free workshop series, called “Secrets of Magic,” will take place starting at 11 a.m. every Saturday through Aug. 30 at his studio in downtown Colon. Each session will last no longer than 45 minutes. He said the hands-on workshops will provide a behind-the-scenes ... Read More »

Organizers looking for acts

Organizers of the 2014 Burr Oak Heritage Festival are inviting the public to be a part of a Vaudeville-style show taking place during the four-day community celebration. The show will be featured July 25. Organizers said they are looking for comedians, singers, ventriloquists, dancers, musicians, small animal acts, contortionists, tumblers, actors, jugglers, weight lifters or any act that can keep ... Read More »