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Two win Gold Key awards

Two Sturgis High School students recently won Gold Key awards in the regional Scholastic Art Contest at South Bend Regional Museum of Art. Peyton Boughton won in the mixed media category with a pencil and ink wash drawing. Brianna Lindsey won in the jewelry category with a ring. Because the girls’ pieces were judged Gold Key winners, the pieces will ... Read More »

Mob-style video shoot

Approximately 100 people gathered in downtown Three Rivers Sunday to participate in a flash mob-style video shoot, led by the city’s Downtown Development Authority. DDA director Christy Trammell said the authority has applied to participate in the Select Level of the Michigan Main Street Program. Adhering to the theme, “T.R. is All in this Together,” representatives from various organizations, Three ... Read More »

Snowman contest cancelled

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 ... Read More »

Chance to see “The Current-Three Rivers”

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 ... Read More »

Snowman contest

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 ... Read More »

Fine Arts Festival receives grant

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 ... Read More »