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Three Rivers wins snowman contest

The city of Three Rivers was declared the winning municipality in a five-community  snowman-making contest Saturday. Ten teams drawing a total of more than 50 people took part in the two-hour event. In all, the Three Rivers entry made 421 snowmen, topping the output of teams from Douglas, Saline, St. Clair and Zeeland. Three Rivers will receive a traveling trophy ... 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 »

Michigan Main Street program

Officials from the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority will find out in March whether their recently submitted application is approved by the Michigan Main Street program. DDA director Christy Trammell said the nine-chapter application was sent to the Lansing-based agency Dec. 5. She said it took more than three months to complete the application, which, if accepted, would put the ... Read More »

Fall Color Tour successful

Sunny skies helped draw more than 2,000 people to Meyer Broadway Park as part of Sunday’s Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour. The county-owned park was one of 13 locations on the 2013 tour, a self-guided event offering attractions, activities, food and fall-related fun. Christy Trammell, executive director of the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, said many of the ... Read More »

Historic district guidelines

An update on the formation of historic district guidelines, applicable to downtown Three Rivers businesses, was provided this week to the Three Rivers City Commission. The report was presented by Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma, chairman of the city’s Historic District Commission. He provided Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners detailed examples of conformity guidelines to which downtown building owners will be subject ... Read More »

Fundraiser successful

Saturday’s Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce fundraiser was deemed a success by event organizers. A catered dinner inside the Langley Covered Bridge drew about 100 guests, who were seated at a cluster of 16 tables for a meal prepared by the Sturges-Young Auditorium. Christy Trammell, chamber president, said pontoon-boat rides and a professional photo next to the historic landmark ... Read More »