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Annual visit to Three Rivers

The Three Rivers DDA/Main Street program next week will welcome representatives from National Main Street and Michigan Main Street back to Three Rivers for their annual visit. Every Michigan Main Street program undergoes a yearly evaluation to assess the program’s progress in addressing downtown revitalization issues. Brian Persky, DDA/Main Street executive director, said because all Main Street programs vary considerably …

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Design assistance approved for Kelsey Block

The Michigan Main Street Center has awarded its third and final Design Assistance service of the 2015 fiscal year to Bruce Monroe, property owner of the “Kelsey Block,” at 39 through 43 North Main Street in downtown Three Rivers. As part of the service, Monroe received an on-site consultation with Michigan Main Street Design Specialist Debra Johnson, as well as …

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Three Rivers DDA awarded two grants

The Three Rivers DDA/Main Street Design Committee recently awarded two grants for signage improvements. Pin-Up Salon and Northside Beverage received the grants, which were made possible through the DDA’s rebate program. The program awards rebates to property and business owners who improve signage, awnings and/or painting. The rebates cover up to 25 percent of costs, with maximum amounts of $200 …

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Three Rivers DDA launches new program

The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street program plans to launch its inaugural “100 Friends of Downtown Three Rivers” campaign in February. The campaign is designed to hit on three of the four goals of the DDA/Main Street program: Building Relationships, Communication, and Education and Awareness, according to Brian Persky, Three Rivers DDA/Main Street executive director. All new members of …

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Local non-profits benefit from #GivingTuesday

A benevolent effort two weeks ago raised more than $19,000 for six local, non-profit organizations. Three Rivers Area Community Foundation Administrator Melissa Bliss said the money raised as part of #GivingTuesday Dec. 2 will benefit the following: Three Rivers Community First Fund, Three Rivers Main Street/DDA, Three Rivers Sports Complex, River Country Recreational Authority, Three Rivers Food Site and the …

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Miracle on Main Street events planned

The city of Three Rivers is kicking off its 2014 Christmas season this weekend with a tree-lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Friday at the downtown Mural Mall. “Miracle on Main Street” is the theme of this year’s holiday celebration, which will include four weekends of special holiday events and shopping in the downtown district. Christmas caroling, a book reading of …

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