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Volunteers sought for river cleanup

Anyone interested in helping with Saturday’s second river cleanup event of 2017 has until noon to reserve a kayak or canoe. The St. Joseph County Conservation District is seeking volunteers to assist with the task, but needs to know an exact number of watercraft to reserve. It also needs an accurate count in order to plan lunch. Saturday’s cleanup will …

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Art on the Green showcases local vendors

Aficionados of high-end, quality art will be a short drive from a wide variety of options this weekend. The sixth annual “Art on the Green” show returns 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Klinger Lake Country Club. Event organizer Shireen Cline said this year’s event will feature nearly 20 vendors. Cline said she will have vendors and crafters from …

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George Washington Carver Community Center celebrates anniversary

The 70-year anniversary of the George Washington Carver Community Center is being celebrated this weekend with a block party. Organizers said the event takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the facility, 436 Jefferson St., in Three Rivers. Food, entertainment and family-fun will be offered.

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Plenty of activities in final days of Sturgis Fest

Sturgis Fest is entering its final days. Coming up Friday, the festival’s showcase event – the Electric City Night Parade – begins at 9:30 p.m. Other attractions Friday are River Country Has Talent at 6 p.m. at Free Church Park, a classic car cruise-in downtown 4 to 8:30 p.m. and North Street Food Festival. The final day of the annual …

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Conservation District receives award

The St. Joseph County Conservation District was presented a “Star Award” at the Summer Conference of the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts. The occasion was earlier this month in Bay City. The award was given to several districts for the work they are doing at the local level to promote conservation of soil and water resources. The St. Joseph County …

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County commission changes time of meetings

St. Joseph County Commissioners have agreed to revert to an earlier start time for their twice-a-month meetings. During Tuesday’s meeting, the decision was made to move the 6 p.m. start time to 5 o’clock. The 6 p.m. time was established in January in an attempt to gauge whether the later start time would encourage greater public participation. Board chairman Allen …

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