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Sturgis Fest a success

Organizers of the Sturgis Fest community festival said the 2014, seven-day community celebration was considered a success. The festival concluded Saturday with an impressive fireworks show that capped several special events, including a motorcycle show, an old-time baseball game and a kick-off event with a special recognition of Sturgis’ citizens of the year, Kerri Millet and Skip Sisson. Sturgis Fest …

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Three Rivers Water Festival a success

Organizers of the 58th Three Rivers Water Festival are calling the 2014 edition a success. The three-day community celebration concluded Saturday with an enhanced fireworks show, thanks to an extra financial contribution from Omni Community Credit Union. Thursday’s parade was capped at the maximum 80 participants, and live music Friday and Saturday nights was enjoyed by hundreds of people. The …

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Musical summer

A musical summer is returning to White Pigeon in 2014. Sponsored by the White Pigeon Township Library, Summertime Tunes begins its third season Saturday, with the Whistle Pigs performing 2 to 4 p.m. at Wade Park. Library Director Perri Saunders said the South Bend-based band has specialized in the brass/rock sound of Chicago, the Commodores, Paul Simon and contemporary artists …

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Summer magic workshops

Sterlini Magic Mfg. in Colon is offering summer magic workshops starting Saturday. Owner John Sterlini said the free workshop series, called “Secrets of Magic,” will take place starting at 11 a.m. every Saturday through Aug. 30 at his studio in downtown Colon. Each session will last no longer than 45 minutes. He said the hands-on workshops will provide a behind-the-scenes …

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Organizers looking for acts

Organizers of the 2014 Burr Oak Heritage Festival are inviting the public to be a part of a Vaudeville-style show taking place during the four-day community celebration. The show will be featured July 25. Organizers said they are looking for comedians, singers, ventriloquists, dancers, musicians, small animal acts, contortionists, tumblers, actors, jugglers, weight lifters or any act that can keep …

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Attempting a world-record

A world-record attempt will be made this summer in Colon. During the 2014 Abbottt’s Magic Get-Together in August, an attempt will be made to break the Guinness World record for most magicians in a single magic show. Colon resident Kelly Pucci, who is an organizer of the Aug. 6 attempt, said the current record is 106 magicians set by a …

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Successful 45th Michigan Magic Day

Organizers of the 45th Michigan Magic Day, staged over the weekend in Colon, hailed the event as a success. The annual gathering marked the first time Colon has hosted the event, which drew more than 100 magicians to activities Friday and Saturday. Ron Carnell, a member of the Colon-based International Brotherhood of Magicians 386, said a Saturday morning magic competition …

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Rivers of Justice Film Festival

Here’s a reminder that the Rivers of Justice Film Festival takes place this weekend in downtown Three Rivers. Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma said the festival includes three feature-length films at the Riviera Theatre. Banana Land, playing at 8 o’clock tonight, explores issues of worker and environmental justice in banana-growing regions. At 6 p.m. Saturday, The House I Live In will invite …

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Dancing with the St. Joe County Stars

Here’s a reminder that online voting for the People’s Choice continues through Wednesday for the upcoming Dancing With the St. Joseph County Stars event. Event organizer Linda Kline said an award will be presented after Friday’s production to the couple that receives the most online votes for People’s Choice. Voting for the award will continue the day of the event …

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Rivers of Justice Film Festival

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 …

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