Past Event – Unveiling New Sign for Buchanan Art Center

Unveiling New Sign for Buchanan Art Center Just before the noon hour on Saturday, June 11 2022 the Buchanan Art Center was given a new name along with a new sign showcasing the name of “Roti Roti Art Center of Buchanan.” The sign was redesigned with a similar feel with white lettering on a backgroundContinue reading “Past Event – Unveiling New Sign for Buchanan Art Center”

A Note from the Editor – Issue 30

by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor Welcome to the 30th issue we have produced since March 20, 2021! Just like the school year that is now done, it goes by so fast. Compared to the last time I wrote my Note From the Editor, it is a rainy day as I sit at my dining room table.Continue reading “A Note from the Editor – Issue 30”

The Clark Barker – Issue 30

Be Kind to Your Surroundings A little birdie told me that there was some vandalism on the McCoy Creek Trail down on the southern part of the trail by the factory area. This happened sometime between Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5. Luckily, the mural of the trail wasn’t damaged. However, spray paint wasContinue reading “The Clark Barker – Issue 30”

Now That’s Funny! – Issue 30

by Julie Hoyt I’m sure all of you have seen some kind of weird video.  They may be funny, but why they make them, I have no clue.  According to YouTube, a video titled “STAR WARS HISHE Complication Volume One” from the YouTube channel called HISHE (How It Should Have Ended), it explains the alternateContinue reading “Now That’s Funny! – Issue 30”

Local Opinion – Music Education in Buchanan Schools

Music Education in Buchanan Community Schools Submitted by Thomas Hoyt Growing up I remember having a music class for all my elementary school grades 1-5. At the end of the 5th grade we were introduced to some band instruments and were able to take band starting in the 6th grade. I was excited to startContinue reading “Local Opinion – Music Education in Buchanan Schools”

Community Press Release – Harbor Country Singers Summer Concert

Summer Concert PSA from School of American Music Berrien County, MI – June 02, 2022 Submitted by G. Taylor, School of American Music Public Relations The Harbor Country Singers present the first summer outdoor sing-along of the year, “Solstice Jamboree” on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 6:30 PM.  The free event will take place on theContinue reading “Community Press Release – Harbor Country Singers Summer Concert”

The Clark Barker – Issue 29

Summer Pet Safety Recently I saw a post shared by the Berrien County, MI Facebook Page with some Summer Pet Safety tips I thought I’d pass along to you. Read all about it below: A quick summer reminder with some tips to help protect your four-legged family members from heat exhaustion: DO’s: Provide fresh waterContinue reading “The Clark Barker – Issue 29”

A Note from the Publisher – Issue 29

by Jen Garry, Publisher What a wonderful Memorial Day we had in Buchanan! The Parade and all the ceremony brought a wonderful sense of community and history to town throughout Buchanan. We couldn’t have asked for better weather or turnout! It was oh so much fun to see the whole town either in the paradeContinue reading “A Note from the Publisher – Issue 29”

Now That’s Funny! – Issue 29

by Thomas Hoyt Again, words are funny! Let’s take a look at a word we use commonly. This word is pants. According to, the word pants originate from the word pantaloons, which comes from Pantaloon (Pantaloun) whose name was a silly, or potty, old man from Italian comedy from the 1500s. By the 1600sContinue reading “Now That’s Funny! – Issue 29”

The Clark Barker – Issue 28

Spring Walk Trash Talk! Don’t be a litterbug I say! I have enjoyed nice, warm, long walks since spring has started! There are little flowers sprouting up and blooming, so the view is getting better compared to little twigs, and brown grass that is turning green. Nose down into all the smells, I’ve noticed quiteContinue reading “The Clark Barker – Issue 28”