If you’re going to get folks’ attention, it’s helpful if you can make them smile, maybe even laugh.
Ideally, you’d be holding a book in your hands right now instead of a newspaper. It would be a big book, one with gilt edging and hundreds of pages. The stories Greenville resident Robert “Tex” Ritter has amassed more than 93 years of living can’t help but feel squeezed by a newspaper’s space constraints. In a perfect world, they would have room to breathe.
Cloudy skies that threatened rain throughout the day Saturday did little to deter revelers intent on enjoying this year’s Summerfest. Several new events, as well as a host of returning favorites, helped ensure the festival offered something to appeal to everyone. Turnout was excellent throughout the weekend, particularly at popular events like the Kid’s Carnival in the parking lot across the street from the Kelsey Wellness Center.
Residents of this village who may have a moldy mattress or junked car lying in their front yard are running out of time to clean up their act.
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.