For village residents who still remember the “big” summer festivals of years past, this year’s Summerfest is going to be a trip down memory lane. Thanks to the hard work of the Lakeview’s Festival Board — which recently gained non-profit status — the festival is packed with offerings guaranteed to appeal to young and old alike.
Members of the Village Council tonight discussed the possibility of establishing a “youth coordinator” to schedule hours and jobs for young volunteers willing to help out the Department of Public Works (DPW) with minor chores around town.
The new community garden, which only got underway last month in the village, is already attracting “gentleman” (and lady) farmers anxious to try their hand at growing fruits and vegetables, an update heard at a regular meeting of the Lakeview Village Council Monday evening.
If you build it they will come. It worked for Kevin Costner in the movie, “Field of Dreams” and it seems to be working for the Berrien Springs Public Schools & Success Virtual Learning Center, which graduated its class of 2015 on Tuesday evening at Greenville High School.
This year’s valedictorian at Vestaburg High School, Jacob Young, relied heavily on a doctor’s advice during his address to the graduating class of 2015 on Sunday afternoon — Dr. Seuss. That advice, from the children’s book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” — though originally intended for youngsters — applies admirably to graduates moving on to college or careers.
Author Dallas Lincoln is back again with the latest installment in his “Eagle Feather” story, a fictionalized history of what life might have been like along the banks of Tamarack Lake during the time of white encroachment of what had until then been Native American land. “Eagle Feather, Boy Chief” picks up the story begun in Lincoln’s earlier novel, “Eagle Feather and Louise.” That book chronicled a time in the mid-1800s, during the height of Michigan’s logging days.
Life in a small town is what you make it. It’s a matter of who you choose as friends, which activities you choose to participate in; in short, you get out of it what you put into it. That’s the philosophy of Kennedy Cogswell, who recently put in her last day as a senior at Lakeview High School.
It seems nearly every town has some sort of summertime concert series these days. After all, what’s not to like about free music in a bucolic, temperate setting?
But few of these musical offerings compare with the acts presented this year at Lakeview’s Music in the Park concert series. The surprisingly diverse lineup includes several nationally recognized acts, renowned recording artists and a few West Michigan favorites.
Financially, Stanton is in even better shape than it really needs to be, according to City Manager Jake Eckholm. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Stanton City Commission, commissioners reviewed and approved the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The outlook is fairly positive.
STANTON — The City Commission approved several new ordinances at Tuesday evening’s regular meeting. Three of the four ordinances center around the city’s blight problem, which City Manager Jake Eckholm called “alarming.” The ordinances will allow city staffers to go onto derelict properties to determine levels of non-compliance. In some cases, the city could request [...]