Snowman contest cancelled

January 3, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The organizer of the White Pigeon snowman-building event said cold temperatures have forced the cancellation of Sunday’s gathering at Wade Park.

Shireen Cline said despite an adequate amount of snowfall, temperatures too cold for snowman-making prompted her to call off Sunday’s gathering. With below-freezing temperatures forecasted in the coming week, Cline said the event is on hold indefinitely.

When conditions are favorable, Cline encourages residents in the 49099 ZIP code to make a snowman and send a photo of the finished creation to her at:

Cline said she will make an announcement of a potential gathering later in the year to ward people who submit snowman photos.

Chance to see “The Current-Three Rivers”

December 30, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The producer of the locally made film “The Current – Three Rivers” has announced three opportunities to see the feature-length presentation.

It will be projected on a big screen at 7 p.m. Jan. 16, 17, and 18 at Riverside Church, 207 E. Michigan Ave.

Presented in 12 diverse chapters, the movie was filmed in parts of 2012 and 2013, and premiered in October to large crowds, according to producer Jerry Wright.

Financed by local businessman Tom Meyer, “The Current – Three Rivers” showcases many aspects of the city, its people and businesses.

The film runs 2-hours and 24-minutes. Admission to each showing is $6.

Snowman contest

December 20, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The fourth White Pigeon snowman-building event is underway.

Event coordinator Shireen Cline said she is encouraging residents in the 49099 ZIP code to build as many snowmen as possible and contact her with details about the competition.

Cline said with warmer weather in the forecast, now would be a good time for prospective participants to make their snowman. Prizes for participants will be awarded Jan. 5 at the Wade Park gazebo.

Cline may be reached by email at

She suggested potential participants act quickly, as rain could wash away the snow before Monday.

Fine Arts Festival receives grant

December 19, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

State Rep. Matt Lori is congratulating the Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival for receiving a state grant to support continued operation of the annual event.

The Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs recently announced a $5,000 grant to support the festival.

The Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival is a week-long celebration of the arts every May featuring visual arts, music, literature, theater, storytelling, dance, culinary arts and master classes with selected artists.

Once mini-grant awards are made under the decentralized Regional Re-granting Program, it is estimated that 82 of the state’s 83 counties will have received grant money from the MCACA.

Tickets for Reba are on sale

December 17, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Here’s a reminder that tickets for Reba McEntire’s performance at the 2014 St. Joseph County Grange Fair are on sale.

Tickets are $94.50 for VIP seating in the first 10 rows, $84.50 for track seats and $79 for grandstand seating.

Tickets may be purchased at the fair box office, over the phone at 888-873-0550, or online at

The show starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 20.

Reba to be at fair

December 13, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A big name in the country/western music genre will bring her talent to Centreville next year.

Officials from the St. Joseph County Grange Fair announced Reba McEntire will be the headline entertainer at the Sept. 20, closing-night performance. The 58-year-old Oklahoma native has won 15 American Music awards, 13 American Country Music awards, nine People’s Choice awards and two Grammy awards.

Her more-recognizable songs include “Fancy,” “For My Broken Heart” and “Is There Life Out There?”

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Seats in the first 10 rows are $94.50; track seats are $84.50 and grandstand seats are $79.

Johnson said in terms of cost, McEntire is the biggest act the fair has ever booked.

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