Local Business – Loveland Farms Environmentally Verified by MAEAP

40 Acres Environmentally Verified at Loveland Farms by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor Loveland Farms, owned by Tim and Alicia Baron have 40 acres “Environmentally Verified” by the MAEAP (Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program https://maeap.org/). Their farm consists of flowers, grapes, vegetables and fruit trees. In May, the daffodils and tulips sprung up and then more willContinue reading “Local Business – Loveland Farms Environmentally Verified by MAEAP”

Community Press Release – Local McDonalds Raise $35k for RMHC Program

Local McDonald’s Customers Raise $35k through ‘Round Up’ for Ronald McDonald House Charities Submitted by Spencer Wheelock Edwardsburg, MI ~ May 9, 2023 Customers at three South Bend-area McDonald’s restaurants have helped raise more than $35,000 to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana through the ‘Round-Up for RMHC’ program so far in 2023. ThisContinue reading “Community Press Release – Local McDonalds Raise $35k for RMHC Program”

Community Press Release – SWMI Boys and Girls Clubs to Expand Summer Programs

Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Michigan Expanding Summer Programs Sites Submitted by Sherri Ulleg, VP of Marketing and External Communications Benton Harbor, MI ~ May 17, 2023 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Southwest Michigan is pleased to announce an expansion of summer program sites funded by an Out-of-School Time grant from the MichiganContinue reading “Community Press Release – SWMI Boys and Girls Clubs to Expand Summer Programs”

Local Faith – BAMA Meeting May 2023

May BAMA Monthly Meeting Recap Submitted by Nate Babcock, Buchanan Christian Church Pastor Last Tuesday we had a good meeting at St. Anthony.  We thank Father Leo and Patti Mitchell for their hospitality!  Those present were: Kevin Haislip, Bill Walters, Brendan Shea, Rachel Ernsperger, Dave Mitchell, Jann Mitchell, David Habicht, Dan Barz, Father Leo, PattiContinue reading “Local Faith – BAMA Meeting May 2023”

The Clark Barker – Issue 52

Spring Grasses What a crazy spring this has been, hasn’t it? My owner tells me that the state of Michigan has some wild weather in the springtime – and sometimes the weather just can’t make up its mind! With the recent rain, my human and their neighbors have been mowing their yards. I just loveContinue reading “The Clark Barker – Issue 52”

A Note from the Editor – Issue 52

A Note from the Editor – Issue 52 by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor Happy Saturday everyone or if it is not Saturday while you are reading this issue I hope you are having a great day! It’s been a beautiful past week and I hope to get some flowers in my yard soon! Did anyone happenContinue reading “A Note from the Editor – Issue 52”

Now That’s Funny! – Issue 52

Now That’s Funny! – Issue 52 by Thomas Hoyt, Writer So I went golfing the other day with the family and we had a good time. Usually while playing golf one like myself can expect to lose a golf ball or break a golf tee. What happened to me was unexpected and well, funny! 🤣🤣Continue reading “Now That’s Funny! – Issue 52”

Local New Business – Sesshin Pet Grooming & Spa Opens in Baroda

Sesshin Pet Grooming & Spa Opens in Baroda Submitted by Ashley Butler, Cornerstone Alliance Director of Community Engagement  Baroda, MI ~ April 27, 2023 Sesshin Grooming & Spa, a new pet grooming and sitting business, celebrated its recent grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The business, located in Baroda, will offer a range ofContinue reading “Local New Business – Sesshin Pet Grooming & Spa Opens in Baroda”

Local Entrepreneurs – New Path for Small Business in Buchanan

New Path for Small Business Success in Buchanan Submitted by Ashley Regal, City of Buchanan Main Street Manager/Assistant Director of Community Development Buchanan, MI – May 4, 2022 Small town Buchanan, Michigan to host a small business incubator focussing on burgeoning businesses in the food and retail sectors. This project will be housed in Buchanan’sContinue reading “Local Entrepreneurs – New Path for Small Business in Buchanan”

Local Charity – MGCF Awards Local Grants

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation Awards Grants to Local Charitable Programs Submitted by Michael Rowland, Michigan Gateway Community Foundation President/CEO Buchanan, MI – April 17, 2022 The Board of Trustees for Michigan Gateway Community Foundation are proud to announce that we have approved the granting of funds from the Foundation to the following programs: Founded inContinue reading “Local Charity – MGCF Awards Local Grants”