Rivers of Justice Film Festival

March 3, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Officials from World Fare have announced the Rivers of Justice Film Festival will take place April 4 and 5 in downtown Three Rivers.

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma  said the festival includes three feature-length films at the Riviera Theatre. Banana Land, playing April 4, explores issues of worker and environmental justice in banana-growing regions.

On April 5, The House I Live In will invite viewers to consider the effectiveness of the war on drugs, while If You Build It will tell the story of an innovative building and design program at a rural high school.

World Fare will host a community potluck dinner April 4 to coincide with the start of the two-day event.

Tickets, available online and at the Riviera, are $5 per film or $10 for the three-movie package.

Two win Gold Key awards

February 26, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

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 go on to New York City for national competition.

High school art teacher Sally Baldwin said the competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious national high school art shows.

The South Bend show runs through March 1 at The Warner Gallery at the South Bend Museum of Art.

Mob-style video shoot

January 15, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

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 Rivers Community Schools’ students, business people and citizens gathered on Main Street for the afternoon filming.

Three Rivers is one of four communities competing to proceed to the next level of the MMSP. Trammell said those accepted to the Select Level will be making a five-year agreement to commit to receive the support and training the program has to offer.

Sunday’s video shoot will be played Feb. 5 as part of the DDA’s presentation in Lansing.

Snowman contest cancelled

January 3, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

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 · Comments Off 

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 · Comments Off 

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.

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