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‘Chain-reaction accident’ injures adult, infant PAGE 3 Village of Grand Beach councilmembers approve of project agreement for 42 Acres PAGE 4

New Buffalo seniors honored with Seal of Biliteracy PAGE 6 Chikaming Township board members say good-bye to community members, hear about the township’s ‘omitted values’ PAGE 8

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Mural depicting history of LaPorte viewed as stunning PAGE 14 Williams Orchards reopening under new owners PAGE 16

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‘Chain-reaction accident’ injures adult, infant

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chain-reaction accident involving several vehicles that occurred on Interstate 94 resulted in injuries to an adult and an infant Friday, Aug. 9. According to a Berrien County Sheriff’s Department press release, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday, emergency personnel responded to an unknown injury accident on I-94 eastbound near the county line in Watervliet Township. Upon arrival, they found that a “chain reaction accident” had occurred involving several vehicles. Traffic was stopped and backed up for road construction five miles east of the accident scene near Hartford, the press release said. Police found a male driver from Paw Paw, Michigan, unresponsive in his Chevy Malibu. An infant in the back seat was also located and found unresponsive. The infant was taken by Medic one Ambulance to Bronson Hospital for treatment. The driver was airlifted to Bronson. Investigators found that, as result of not seeing that traffic was stopped, the driver of the Malibu ran into the rear of a Hyundai Sonata driven by a St Joseph resident. This vehicle projected forward, striking a Honda Civic. In turn, the Honda was thrown forward, striking a Dodge Caravan. As this was happening the Malibu was struck from behind by a Hyundai Tuscan that also did not see others stopped. Six vehicles were involved. All other drivers and passengers involved did not receive any serious injuries. A spokesperson for Bronson Hospital stated that the infant had regained consciousness and was doing well. The driver was still unconscious and in critical condition. The Berrien County Accident investigation unit was called and is investigating this collision. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or speeds are a factor in this crash. Agencies involved were the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, the Watervliet Police Department, Watervliet Fire, Pokagon Police, Michigan State Police, Berrien County Sheriff Watervliet Township Patrol, and the Berrien County Accident unit.

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Village of Grand Beach councilmembers approve of project agreement for 42 Acres

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he Village of Grand Beach came one giant step closer to acquiring a piece of undeveloped property when members of the Grand Beach Village Council adopted a resolution to accept the terms of agreement for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) grant at a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 7. The village has received a $2.4 million Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund (MDNRTF) grant for the property, which includes the driving range, pond and wooded area. The property contains plant species that are rare to the area and normally found only in East Coast Plain Marshes. According to the village’s website, the 42 Acres has been accessed by villagers for many years thanks to the agreement it’s had with Grand Beach Land Development, the current property owners, and is “the only open area left that isn’t being divided into lots for more building sites.” The village needs to raise the remaining $800,000, or 25% of the project’s estimated $3.2 million project cost, in matching funds. As of Aug. 7, the village still needs to raise $123,000 in matching funds. It was announced at the meeting that a village resident has agreed to donate up to $61,500 as a match, which means that he or she will match whatever donations come in. $61,781 was raised during a fundraiser held at Village Hall last month. Project consultant Mario Ortega of McKenna and Associates said that the grant application was submitted to the MDNRTF last April and was approved along with other grants to communities throughout the state last December. After the application was approved, the state legislature needed to approve the funds. The completion of the transaction includes steps, which are outlined in the project agreement, that the village and state must complete. The village signing the agreement is the first step, Ortega said. The village will submit it to the state for review. According to the agreement, the village must submit a project boundary map, which officially determines where the property is located. According to the agreement, the grant will cover a possible eligible $3. million in project funds, or 75% of the project’s cost. The village has been working to raise $800,000, or 25% of the project costs, in matching funds. Ortega said the figures are based on initial appraisals for the property that were conducted by the current owners of the land, Grand Beach Land Development, as well as one that was one by the village. As a result, the number are estimates. The fair market value of the property will be determined after the state evaluates the appraisals, which will be submitted at a later date. The village will have until May 2021 to complete the project (Ortega added that there’s an additional August deadline as well).

The village will be following an “escrow process,” meaning that, at closing, it will have to provide 10% of the grant in addition to the 25% match. Once the closing process has been completed and the state had conducted an audit, the state will return the 10% amount back to the village. Ortega explained that the state would withhold the last 10% to ensure that the village completes the project. A title search must be completed once the project agreement is signed. The village would also be required to have a conservation sign somewhere on the 42 acres, with a logo from the state. A dedication ceremony also needs to be held. The property must be open to the public within 90 days of the project’s closing. The village would be expected to maintain the premises. Ortega noted the Chikaming Open Lands has offered to partner with the village in conducting annual inspections of the land and defining existing pathways. The land should be used for strictly land conservation and outdoor active recreational uses. Council president Deborah Lindley clarified that, while the property will be open to the public, the village didn’t plan on installing additional parking spaces by the property.

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here were two appraisals that were done for the property. Ortega said the one that was conducted by Grand Beach Land Development, which was the highest amount, was used to determine the estimated project costs. The second done by the village had the lower amount. Ortega said he wasn’t certain which appraisal would line up with the standards that are required by the state to determine the highest land value for the property. A third appraisal by the state (conducted by an appraiser that has been approved by the state) may need to be used to determine the value, particularly since the GBLD appraisal was conducted a while ago. Ortega added that it was important that the village got the final project numbers “locked down” and that the final costs may even be lower than estimated. The village can decide to close on the property anytime before May 2021, which means that it also has that much time to come up with the remaining 25% in matching funds. Councilmember Steve Slater pointed out that, while the village has plenty of time to come up with the money, the final amount won’t be known until it’s been determined through the appraisals. “We have a lot of time but we don’t,” he said. Lindley said she was confident that the village will be able to raise the remaining amount. Last year, residents were assured that they wouldn’t be assessed for the 42 acres once they donated money. For those who want to make donations, checks should be made payable to the Village of Grand Beach and dropped off at the Clerk’s office or mailed to 48200 Perkins Blvd., Grand Beach, MI 49117.

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New Buffalo seniors honored with Seal of Biliteracy

or the second year in a row, New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education members formally congratulated New Buffalo High School graduates who have received the State of Michigan Seal of Biliteracy in English and Spanish at their Monday, Aug. 12, meeting. High school Spanish teacher Kelly Weidenmiller explained that, starting with last year’s graduating seniors, the seal was created to recognize high school graduates who exhibit language proficiency in English and at least one additional language. Seal recipients are awarded to any graduating senior who has met the English Language Arts requirement for graduation and has “demonstrated an Intermediate High proficiency in another language in all four modes: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.” “An intermediate high proficiency is characterized by the ability to understand and express oneself with the ease and confidence, meeting all practical needs of the language,” Weidenmiller said. Weidenmiller gave credit to the district’s “rigorous K-12 Spanish program” for preparing students “to be able to achieve this level of language proficiency.” Students were given two testing opportunities to earn the seal. The first one, the STAMP 4s test, has results received before graduation. Emma Wolf was awarded the seal at commencement ceremonies in June. Students can also earn a score of a 4 or a 5 on the AP Spanish Language and Culture test (those results were returned in July). Students who earned it through this test were Max Folino, Althea McGreehan, Fatima Ortega, Brenden Stark, and Joe Turcotte. Weidenmiller said the “level language proficiency to earn the seal is the level of a college-level junior or senior Spanish major” and is just one level below “that necessary to be a Spanish teacher.” “I am so incredibly proud of all the hard work and dedication that these students have shown through their Spanish education,” Weidenmiller said. The students’ names will be engraved into to the

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2019 Seal of Biliteracy recipients are Max Folino, Joseph Turcotte, Kelly Veidenmiller, Fatima Ortega, and Brenden Stark

school’s Wall of Biliteracy’s perpetual plaque. Board members approved naming Lindsey Diebolt, current assistant secondary principal, as middle school principal, effective 2019-2020. New Buffalo Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Leslie said that Diebolt has done a lot while assisting Wayne Butler, secondary (now high school) principal, since first being hired in 2017. Last year, Diebolt was essentially responsible for the middle school. Leslie added that middle school teachers also requested the school have a “separate identity” from the high school. Board members heard an update on the New Buffalo Area Schools Nature Study Trails located in the back of the elementary school from Pat Fisher. Fisher (who’s also the president of Harbor Country Hikers) started developing and maintaining the trails in 2013. Since then, “nearly four miles of natural surface trails with plans for more” have been “brought to life.” Fisher said that, including Turtle Creek Preserve, the trail system includes approximately 75 acres of natural environment for students and the public to enjoy. The trails are shared by teachers, students, hikers,

trail runners, cross country skiers, plants and animals, and, even, “a juvenile black bear for a short while.” Fisher said that the trails have served as venue for middle and varsity cross country meets, Environthon Team hikes, Mighty Acorns environmental education, and more. A sign and marker system were installed on the west side trails and Fisher hopes to have one installed on the east side. Chikaming Open Lands, Harbor Country Hikers, friends, neighbors, and donations made the design, materials and installation possible, Fisher said. Fisher gave thanks to the school board, school administration and staff for making the trails possible. Leslie said that Niche, which is described on its website as being a “small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania” that ranks the best schools, neighborhoods, and companies in America, has ranked New Buffalo Area Schools as the 29th best school district out of 50 other districts in Michigan for the year 2020. St. Joseph Public Schools earned 13th place while Lakeshore School District in Stevensville earned 40th place.

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Chikaming Township board members say good-bye to community members, hear about the township’s ‘omitted values’

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Swisher added that when a property owner pulls a embers of the Chikaming Township to go back three years. Board of Trustees bid farewell to two It’s required that Swisher physically get to all the building permit to change a bedroom to a bathroom, important members of the community parcels with missing values because, when filing for it’s “actual taxable value that should be tacked on and at the start of their Thursday, Aug. 8, omitted property, it’s required that pictures be taken of increasing the tax bill.” She said that she doesn’t have meeting. the property that supports the idea of adding value onto to wait for the building inspector to give her a copy of Chikaming Township Police Chief Todd Taylor it. a permit and that she can pull it out it from software presented Jim Wisely, assistant principal/athletic Swisher said she currently has an assistant who’s through the accessing system and add it to the list. director at River Valley Middle/High School, with in training and can’t produce all of the work that is Swisher said she also needed time to file all necessary a plaque on behalf of the police department for his necessary to “catch all the omitted values.” She was paperwork with the tax commission as work with the school and community. well as defend herself over a property Wisely has been hired as principal owner’s increased tax bill. of Constantine Middle School in Board members authorized accepting Constantine, Michigan. the service proposal for a cost of $31,250 Wisely has been with the school for for the 52-week period and for Swisher three years. In that time, Taylor said that to provide a bimonthly status report to he’s “changed the culture” of River Valley Chikaming Township Supervisor David High School and made it a safe place for Bunte. students. Wisely has developed multiple Board member authorized Bunte programs with Taylor to try to “get kids to proceed with the sale of an back on track, with measurable results.” approximately nine-acre property at In addition, he also spearheaded monthly Three Oaks Road. The buyer has made meetings with Chikaming and Weesaw an offer of $80,000. The sale of the township and Three Oaks residents. property is contingent upon the buyer Wisely is also a reserve officer. “He’s invested a lot in RVHS and the selling his current property as well as the district and he’s really invested a lot in township submitting and paying for a our community,” Taylor said. soil analysis, which is estimated to cost Bridgman Public Library Director $500 to $1,000. Gretchen Evans also announced that Bunte added that a survey of the she’s leaving the library for Paw Paw, property has already been completed. Michigan, after being its director since Board members approved making 2013. The new director, Dennis Kreps, a policy with the Limited English has worked for the Kalamazoo and Proficiency (LEP) Policy and adopting Portage libraries and the Kalamazoo Art any necessary changes. Institute. Bunte explained that the policy must Evans added that the library is being Chikaming Township Police Chief Todd Taylor poses with Jim Wisely and his plaque be in place as a result of the township renovated and will be closed Sept. 23 and New Buffalo Township being through Oct. 5. awarded a United States Department of Agriculture asking the township to allow her to provide individuals, Board members approved a service proposal from (USDA) Rural Development Grant for the Union Pier through her LLC, who can go out in the field and handle Tony Swisher, township assessor, that will help her Redevelopment Project. that work. “catch” omitted values within the township. The policy was developed through New Buffalo Swisher said that she was looking at a possible 52Swisher said that she’s found a lot building permits Township and given to the USDA for approval. Board week time period to complete the project. She said that that have been pulled where buildings have been members agreed to make the necessary changes where she currently had two to three individuals lined up. constructed and not taxed, which is omitted property. New Buffalo Township was mentioned and change it to Swisher estimates that there are hundreds of Swisher explained as you find the missing constructed Chikaming Township. improvements on homes within the township that were homes and buildings, you can ask the state tax Board members approved holding a building hearing never assessed through the previous assessing system commission to correct that assessment “previous and for a property located at 15373 Lakeside road and of and were never put in the records (some were fully built moving forward.” She said that she started looking at notifying the property owner. homes and not improvements). data from 2015 with the idea that the state will allow her

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he past week has been a pretty good one. I found myself smiling even more often than usual. As much as I smiled, I bet I missed some things that would have made me smile even more. What happened in your world that brought a smile to your face? While I won’t be able to cover everything, here are a few of the highlights. My largest smile came on Thursday, August 8th. A little over 63,000 rubber duckies were released into the Chicago river to begin the 14th annual Ducky Derby. You could purchase a duck for five dollars and try to figure out which one was yours. The proceeds, more than $425,000 last year, all go to the Illinois Special Olympics. If the winning duck happened to be yours, the first place winner won a car, some cash, a vacation, and more. When the race ended, the ducks were gathered up and will race another day. I give big props to the charitable organization, Chicago Ducky Derby, for coming up with this wonderful promotion. The entire event is fun and profitable and the Special Olympics are worthy recipients. Next year I’m going to buy a duck and go down to the river to watch the race. Who knows, i May even sing a chorus of “Rubber Ducky, you’re the one”. I was unable to control myself, I just sang it and it made me smile again. The Cubs made me smile this week too. My favorite baseball team ended the week in first place by a couple of games with only 44 contests remaining in the season. Looking back at the last four seasons, the Cubs have enjoyed unprecedented success. A World Series victory and four straight appearances in the playoffs for a team that was known as the lovable losers is really astonishing and even though Cub fans get frustrated occasionally, we really are in the middle of a great run. Flying the W, singing Go Cubs Go and The 7th inning stretch, and being in first place in the middle of August all give me a big reason to smile. The Bears had their first exhibition game of the season and I can’t wait until the regular season begins. The final scores during the preseason make no difference, but the play of the Bears rookies and their second and third stringers was encouraging. Coach Nagy is a great coach and he treats the fans with respect, unlike many of his predecessors. I feel the team is going to be so good that even if they don’t end up with a good kicker, they still have an excellent opportunity to go to the Super Bowl. That, and the fantasy season starting soon with the greatest group of friends a man could have. Football really made me smile this week.. Finally, on a personal level, I had a chance to spend a few hours with my daughter, brother and sister and their spouses Sunday. We spent time reminiscing about many things, including celebrating our father. Dad would have been 101 years old last week if he was still with us. He was a great man, and having the opportunity to spend time with some of my family remembering some of the good old days made me smile even more. After reading this column, why don’t you look back and remember some of the things that brought you joy, and look forward to some of the things that will. Mother Teresa said “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” Keep smiling. Be kind to one another. Talk to you next week. Peace, love, and happiness.

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he Michiana Humane Society will be participating in Clear the Shelters Day Saturday, Aug. 17. NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive to help find loving homes for animals in need. More than 250,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015. This day is not only sponsored by NBC Universal and Telemundo, but locally, it is also sponsored by Hills Foods and Cat’s Pride Litter. For this one day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, you will be able to adopt a dog, kitten, or cat for free. Again, adoption fees will be waived for this day only. The regular adoption process will still take place, which means you will not be able to take your pet home the same day. If you come to the shelter on Clear the Shelters day and find that you have bonded with one of the animals, you can fill out an application and within 48 hours, you will be notified if your application has been accepted. MHS is also looking for foster home families to care for two dogs and one puppy until they are healthy enough to be eligible for adoption. This annual event benefits the animals in the shelter by giving them forever homes, and the people who adopt them by adding another addition to their families. It is the only day of the year that adoptions are free, so if you have been wanting to make that addition to your family, Aug. 17 is the day to come in and see if there is a pet that is perfect for you. Michiana Humane Society is located at 722 Indiana Hwy. 212 in Michigan City. You can reach them by phone at 219-872-4499, or visit www.michianahumanesociety.org. — STAFF REPORTS

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egion IV Area Agency on Aging will continue the series of Aging Mastery Program elective classes from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, with Intergenerational Connections. The class will provide an overview of the benefits of intergenerational connections for older adults, with a focus on strengthening intergenerational interactions/relationships within the family and with the community. The guest speaker will be Liji Hanny, director of operations at the Boys and Girls Club of Benton Harbor. He will bring some teen club members to help with the class discussions that morning. The Intergenerational Connections class will be held at the Area Agency on Aging, Campus for Creative Aging, 2920 Lakeview Ave., St. Joseph. The electives are part of a health and wellness program developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). The classes focus on physical/mental health, financial health, or life enrichment. The fee for the class is $10. Scholarships are available. Class size is limited and preregistration is required. For more information about the series of elective classes or to register, contact Tara Gillette at the Area Agency on Aging at taragillette@areaagencyonaging.org or (269) 408-4369. Region IV Area Agency on Aging is a non-profit organization offering comprehensive and coordinated services to assist older persons and other vulnerable adults in maintaining independence in their homes and communities. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60 and over meet the challenges of aging. Its mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. Learn more at www.ncoa.org and @NCOAging. — STAFF REPORTS


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Picnic held to thank those who ‘dream big’ to help autistic children

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fter all these years, Bev and Ed Heimbach are still “dreaming big.” The couple established the Dreaming Big Fund, a charity to help children with special needs, particularly autism, in honor of their daughter Kristen, a former special education teacher at Knapp Elementary School in Michigan City, Indiana. A 2000 New Buffalo High School graduate, Kristen died at the age of 26 in a car accident Jan. 14, 2008. Since it was first established in 2008, the charity has raised money through golf outings (one in Michigan City and one in Three Oaks), the annual Big Smiles 5K that was held in the summer at New Buffalo Public Beach (organized by Kristen’s friends) for five years, and bowling fundraisers. To thank all those who’ve helped keep Kristen’s dream alive to provide children with special needs the opportunities that they deserve, Beverley said she and Ed decided to hold a picnic at New Buffalo Township Memorial Park Saturday, Aug. 10. Guests brought dishes to pass. Chicken was provided by Barney’s Market in New Buffalo and mostaccioli was provided by Mario’s in Union Pier. Music was provided by Dan Moser and Smith Guitar Works. While the picnic was free, guests were invited to leave a donation. As with all the other events held in the past, money went to the Logan Center in South Bend, which supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Michiana, in her name. “We thought of having a picnic to thank everyone who participated and helped us in the past and that was what this was all about—if ends up being successful, we might end up doing it again,” she said. Beverley explained that she and Ed have an account where money is deposited after each event. After everything is in the bank, some of the money goes to the Logan Center while the rest is used to help families of autistic children in the area. Beverley and Ed also remain active in promoting Kristen’s mission, attending dinners at the Logan Center and participating in the center’s Green Run. Beverley said they conceived the idea to name the fund the Dreaming Big Fund after discovering the words ‘dreaming big’ on the sidewalk where she lived in Three Oaks. Kristen had probably used stencils to spray paint the words for her classroom in the fall, although her parents had never noticed it before. “It was just like it was meant to be—sometimes, things happen like that,” Beverley said. Big Smiles was named after Kristen’s “big smile,” Ed said. Ed said that “giving is often more fun than receiving.” Donating funds to good causes in his daughter’s name is the perfect way to give back to the community—as well as an example of how some good can come out of her death. “All these roads we go down—we don’t know where they’re going to end up sometime. The Lord gives us the faith to do whatever we can do…there’s so much good a person can do even though tragedy comes into their life, sometimes a number of times,” he said. For more on the Logan Center, visit www.logancenter.org.

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Ship and Shore reaches New Buffalo shore for its 34th year

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he Ship and Shore Festival has returned to the shores of New Buffalo. Visitors and residents celebrated the festival’s 34th year at Lions Park Friday through Sunday, Aug. 9-11. There, they enjoyed two full days of eating food and shopping for special items from vendors, listening and dancing to live music from a diverse list of bands, and participating in other unique activities. On Friday night, the Edgar Willbury Band kicked the weekend festivities off. Presented by the New Buffalo Business Association (NBBA), the festival took a brief break last summer. While it had been held downtown in recent years, this year, it made a return to Lions Park by the New Buffalo Public Beach. Katie Maroney, NBBA board member, said that vendors were kept at a minimum this year. “We kept it small and more intimate in terms of vendors and food options,” she said, adding that the organization wanted to respect its more than 100-member businesses and the downtown’s other shops and restaurants. To encourage visitors to enjoy the festival while also utilizing the downtown, a shuttle service picked up visitors at Oselka Park and dropped them off in town before Lions Park. Maroney said that a lot of people took advantage of the $20 “Limited Edition Weekend Wristband” option, which allowed them to enter and exit the festival at their leisure throughout the weekend. Brought back this year was a kid’s day, which was organized by Joanne Fitzsimmons-Abele, on Sunday afternoon. Children could participate in a watermelon-eating and ice cream-eating contest. The ice cream contest was sponsored by Beachside Scoops, Members of Marina the Band perform which also provided the ice cream. Watermelons were provided Saturday evening at Ship and Shore Matt and Tammy McGriff by John’s Farm Market. New Buffalo Beach Club also assisted with the event. A bounce house and face painting were offered all weekend. “From even my childhood, I have distinct memories of coming downtown to the park and having a watermelon-eating contest and ice cream-eating contest and I thought, let’s bring that feel back to the area,” Maroney said. Also returning this year was the lighted boat parade, Kids chomp down on fresh slices of watermelon Volunteer at the beer tent are Dani Anderson, Tina Kelly, which took place Saturday during Sunday’s watermelon-eating contest Brooke Corkran, Dave Camp, and Betty Biernacki evening. The parade was brought back by Gold Coast Yacht Management’s Ray Bock and Audrey Tuszynski. “We took tidbits of information from years and blended everything together,” Maroney added. Maroney thanked all the event sponsors, vendors and bands for making the festival a success. “It’s definitely a community event - it takes more than a village to pull something off,” she said. Funds raised from Ship and Shore will go toward the NBBA’s Harvest and Wine Fest, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lions David Sheldon emcees the Park. For more on NBBA ice cream-eating contest while A boat is the Saturday night’s lighted boat Polly Manges sells jewelry events, visit newbuffalo.org. Joanne Fitzsimmons looks on

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Mural depicting history of LaPorte viewed as stunning

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yes seem glued to a stunning new downtown mural depicting life in LaPorte and some of its most accomplished residents. “It’s remarkable,” said Michelle Griffin, who just recently moved to Michigan City from LaPorte. Even more jaw dropping for her was not knowing about the mural until showing up with her six-year old grandson, Dominick, so he could use the splash pad at Plaza 618. The mural expected to be finished by Labor Day faces the plaza at Lincolnway and Monroe St. Robert and Britney Frazier of LaPorte have watched the mural evolve on their numerous trips to the splash pad with their two daughters, Harmony, 9, and Serenity, 4. “I like the colors and how bright it is,” Mrs. Frazier said. Tom Torluemke of Dyer, Ind. is the lead artist who came up with the design after six months of researching the history of LaPorte and meeting with community members on what they wanted to see in the graphics. He’s assisted by Bill Pozzo of Valparaiso. Both men have created other murals throughout the Midwest including one about twice as long near Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis during their 28-years of working together. Anchoring the mural in LaPorte are near full body images of early industrialists Herbert W. Fox, Edward A. Rumely along with Hallett H. Kessler, co-founder of the old Kessler’s Furniture store over a century ago. Depicted beneath them is James Burden, director of the LaPorte City Band for 45-years before retiring in 2012. An image of Ken Schreiber, the late head coach of seven LaPorte High School state champion baseball teams, is grouped in a smaller display of other notable residents. Frederick Mennen, inventor of Jiffy Pop Popcorn in 1958, is represented by a visual of popcorn popping near the middle of the huge, colorful painting. Unfortunately, Torluemke said there wasn’t enough room for images of other famous or renowned LaPorteans like former Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley and William Scholl, founder of Dr. Scholl’s footwear. “There was so many accomplished people here that certain people even though they made a big contribution couldn’t fit,” he said. Other images depict a family building a sand castle at Stone Lake beach, water skiing on Pine Lake and a woman riding an old-fashioned bicycle with the historic nine-sided red barn on U.S 35 as a back drop. Thaddeus Cutler, a member of the city’s Visual Arts Board, said the over $50,000 cost of the mural was funded by a grant from the city’s Urban Enterprise Zone, proceeds from the annual Mayor’s Ball and other donations. He said the goal is drawing people and enhancing the experience downtown improved upon by façade improvements to more than 20 storefronts the past three-years. “Everything is just visually looking better and I think the beauty of the visual arts component is this isn’t just an abstract shaped mural. This is actually, literally the story of LaPorte,” he said.

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ounded by a Civil War veteran, Williams Orchards will reopen again for apples this u-pick season, with a festival-type atmosphere for the very first time. HOUSEHOLD HELP NEEDED FOR RENT Hay rides, bounce houses and a petting zoo, along with a bar NEW BUFFALO RETAIL Looking for someone who is happy serving hard cider inside the original portion of the 1870s barn, US 12 high-visibility rental & pop-up to help in a joyfully chaotic home. spaces next to popular yoga studio. are among the new offerings people can expect for the grand reopening Mornings preferred, days flexible. Text Great parking. 700-2,000 SF. Saturday, Aug. 31, and throughout the harvest season. Call to view/rates @ 312-259-4011. 269-405-0705. “Williams Orchard had a real historic focus on apples and peaches. That was their business. We’re interested in creating a little more of an NEW BUFFALO NEIGHBOR BY NEIGHBOR (NBYN) Year Around Rental. 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AS INTERPRETED BY SANDY “STAR” BENDT ARIES MARCH 21—APRIL 19 There is a lot of energy coming in this week that could really stir up some drama in your social circle. Channel this energy positively by engaging in sports or other physical activities. Get competitive but don’t show boat. The vibe is right for gambling and risk taking too. Fun times ahead.

LIBRA SEPTEMBER 23—OCTOBER 22 Being in a large group may not be as rewarding as you had hoped this week. You may clash with certain personality types, which could make you wish you had gone out alone or with just your significant other. If you were counting on everyone chipping in to cover costs, that may not happen.

TAURUS APRIL 20—MAY 20 If there are things happening on the homefront or with certain women in your life, now is the time to stand firm. It’s okay to tell people how you feel. If things are getting overwhelming, say so. If you are content and want to get closer, that’s okay too. Honor your needs, but hold the drama.

SCORPIO OCTOBER 23—NOVEMBER 21 There seems to be a separation of sorts or division of property that you will be dealing with this week. If you are taking time away from a stressful relationship, you will be surprised by the amount of relief you experience. If you are dealing with property, you will be well compensated.

GEMINI MAY 21—JUNE 21 Get your traveling gear together. This is a great time to take a road trip and try something new. Break away from daily routines and be spontaneous. Reconnect with partners by planning a romantic weekend getaway. Or plan a trip with friends and hit some of the new breweries.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 22—DECEMBER 21 Information and communications could go where you hadn’t anticipated this week. There could be issues that you would rather not address or discuss but if the situation calls for clarity, you will handle it. Be totally upfront about your feelings and your ideas at this time.

CANCER JUNE 22—JULY 22 There may be some setbacks at work this week. The assignment or project that you had hoped to secure or finish, may not come through now. It’s important you focus on new projects and ideas. Let go of previous proposals and set your sights on what’s new and has future possibilities.

CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22—JANUARY 19 There could be some setbacks financially this week or if you were expecting a big payoff, it may be delayed. This is a temporary issue so, don’t get stressed out about it. Take the downtime and relax a little. Let your psychic side play by engaging in some metaphysical activities.

LEO JULY 23—AUGUST 22 There is a chance you will be feeling separated from others or that you aren’t connecting on a personal level. Take that as a cue to spend some time on your own, doing what you like to do. You may get some disappointing news about your career but it may not have been that profitable anyway.

AQUARIUS JANUARY 20—FEBRUARY 18 There may be some things happening with partners that need to be dealt with openly and honestly. Don’t gloss over issues you have with people. There is a reason you are feeling uncomfortable or unappreciated. It’s time to clear the air, especially if finances are involved.

VIRGO AUGUST 23—SEPTEMBER 22 If there are things happening in your workplace that are counterproductive, be upfront. This is not the time to cover for coworkers that are not respecting the work or valuing the job. The good news is your homelife is improving and feeling much happier. When you get home, leave work behind,

PISCES FEBRUARY 19—MARCH 20 You will be saying goodbye to some workplace drama this week. Whether you get a new manager or new equipment, it will make your work much more enjoyable. There will be more flexibility in scheduling and more comradery amongst coworkers. Changes make for a good week.

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes. — George Soros

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SUDOKU To solve the Sudoku puzzle, your challenge is to fill each empty cell with a number 1 through 9, so that each row across, each column down, and each 3x3 box contains all the numbers 1 through 9 with no repeats. Good luck solving!


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EVENTS Reach 5,000 + unique Event goers each week. Please send your Event you wish to publish including the number of times in Advance of your Event that you wish to Advertise to Media@NewBuffaloTimes.com Additionally, please mail $28 for each time you wish your Event published to New Buffalo Times P.O. Box 369 New Buffalo, Michigan 49117 Thank You Reaching 5,000 + unique Event goers each week.

DAILY EVENTS instagram.com/ mattsartbill Contribute Collect Matthew Kirkus

NEW BUFFALO TOWNSHIP LIBRARY See weekly library events on page 3.

EVERY MONDAY

ZUMBA 6:30PM. New Buffalo High School High Gymnasium/Dance Studio. 111 E Clay St. New Buffalo. 219-614-8847. Teacher is Marie Crist. $7 per class.

EVERY EDNESDAY

STORY TIME AT THREE OAKS LIBRARY 10:30AM. www.threeoaks.michlibrary.org. KNITTING AT THE DELI 2-4PM. David’s Deli. All are welcome.

New Buffalo Times LOCAL INTELLIGENCE — SINCE 1942 —

MUSIC IN THE PARK 7-9PM. New Buffalo Township Park. 17425 Red Arrow Hwy. New Buffalo. Listen to a live band every week and enjoy food from a local dining establishment.

EVERY THURSDAY

NEW BUFFALO FARMERS MARKET 4-8PM. N Whittaker Street. New Buffalo. The market features local goods from farmers/growers, businesses and local artisans. TRIVIA NIGHT AT DOOLEY’S 7-9PM. 310 W Buffalo St. New Buffalo. 269469-2247. www.dooleyslakehouse.com.

EVERY THURSDAY & SUNDAY

OPEN TRAP PRACTICE 6:30-9:30PM. New Buffalo Rod and Gun Club. 10487 Kruger Rd. New Buffalo. Open to the public. Contact Bob Kruger at 269-612-0983.

LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

HARBOR COUNTRY BOOK CLUB 6:30PM. New Buffalo Township Library.

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY LIVE MUSIC AT NIGHT AT DOOLEY’S 8PM. Dooley’s Lake House Pub.

EVERY SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH GENIUS NIGHT AND OPEN MIC

6:30-9:30PM. Elsie Earl Studios. 200 W Buffalo St. New Buffalo. www.elsieearlstudios.com. The night will feature local and area literary performance and visual artists sharing their unique talents before an audience. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. The cost is $5.

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

SKIP’S OPEN-AIR EUROPEAN FARMERS MARKET 9AM-3PM. 16710 Lake Shore Rd. New Buffalo. Featuring a wide array of food, crafts, produce and other items from local vendors.

EVERY SATURDAY

YOGA AT THE PARK 9AM. New Buffalo Township. THREE OAKS FARMERS MARKET 9AM-3PM. Carver Park. Three Oaks. The market takes place every Saturday, and features produce, flowers, jewelry, plants, crafts, eggs with music.

THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR 9122 US Hwy 31. Berrien Springs. 269-473-4251. www.bcyf.us. The 74th annual fair’s theme is “Country Lights and Carnival Nights.” For tickets, visit the website or call the office.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

FROM ELVIS TO THE BEATLES— THE NEVERLY BROTHERS RETURN! 8PM. Acorn Theater. 107 Generation Dr. Three Oaks. www.acornlive.org. The Neverly Brothers concerts are a tribute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history: the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n’ roll. Tickets are $30.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 17-18

LUBEZNIK ARTS FESTIVAL 11AM-6PM. Lubeznik Center for the Arts. 101 W 2nd St. Michigan City. 219-8744900. www.lubeznikcenter.org. Fee is $5 per day. This year’s festival includes more than 75 artists and artisans from the Midwest and beyond.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

BIRDS OF PREY: LIVE RAPTORS! 1-2PM. Niles District Library. 620 E Main St. Niles.269-405-1006. Chikaming Opens Lands is excited to be partnering with the Niles District Library to bring you a birds of prey presentation. Lake Milton Raptor Center will bring some of their resident raptors to have a family friendly personal meet and greet of these amazing creatures.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 AND 25 WHITE PINE NEW BUFFALO OPEN HOUSE 12-3PM. 13369 Wilson Rd. New Buffalo. Light refreshments will be served.

AL STEWART “YEAR OF THE CAT!” WITH OPTIONAL PRE-SHOW VIP DINNER 8PM. Acorn Theater. VIP tickets are $125 and general admission tickets are $65. VIP Experience and Show sponsored by Classic Catering.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

LYRIC OPERA IN THE GARDENS 3-6 PM CT. Friendship Botanic Gardens. 2055 E US Hwy 12. Michigan City. 219878-9885. friendshipgardens.org. Friendship Botanic Gardens is proud to host to a special evening of world-class artistry from the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Regular seating tickets are $45.

FRIDAY-MONDAY, AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 2

63RD ANNUAL STEAM & POWER SHOW 10AM-5PM CT. Hesston Steam Museum. 1201 E 1000 N. Hesston, IN. www.hesston.org. The event will feature big machines that are entertaining to watch as they operate, showing many tasks of bygone days became easier and more efficient. Admission to the grounds is $5 for adults. Children ages 12 and under admitted for free. Train fares are $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 3 - 12 (Ages 2 and under ride for free).

The information for these events is correct, as of the Tuesday before publication date. Please contact the events listed with any questions. Please send us any events at events@newbuffalotimes.com. Deadlines are the Fridays before the following week’s publication.

I stopped hating and started just being. My whole life, I had been the most defensive person you’d meet, unable to tolerate any criticism. But now I started listening and being. — Anthony Kiedis


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BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTh FAIR 2019 August

12-17

Grandstand Entertainment Call 1-269-473-1500 for Grandstand tiCkets!

Monday, August 12 Lakeland NTPA Regional Truck & Tractor Pull featuring super farm, Mini rods and Hot farm Pulls

Tuesday, August 13

Wednesday, August 14

TUESDAY IS KIDS' DAY All children through high school get in the gates FREE!

CIRCUS CONTINENTAL

Show Time: 7 p.m. Ticket Price: $14, $12, $8 Reserved or General Admission Seating

Show Times: 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 15

Friday, August 16

Saturday, August 17

CAR DEMOLITION DERBY

BULLMANIA!

Welcomed by:

Presented by:

Free Admission!

Welcomed by:

with special guest Paul Erdman Show Time: 7 p.m. Ticket Prices: $45, $35, $10 Reserved Seating

Welcomed by:

Presented by:

TRUCK DEMOLITION

DERBY! Show Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $13 Reserved Seating Presented by: Welcomed by:

Show Time: 7 p.m. Ticket Price: $13 Reserved Seating Presented by: Welcomed by:

MaGiC of JonatHon laCHanCe free shows daily! (Performances across from Ag-Exp Bldg. #34) Incorporating both grand illusions and audience participation, crowds will see classic magic tricks such as cutting a lady in half, and making an audience member levitate! sponsored by:

rides area: 6 p.m. to Closing (Monday) 11 a.m. to Closing (Tuesday-Saturday) Youth exhibit Buildings: 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. fair office: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.) food Vendors: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.) A few are open for breakfast

daily Mall entertainment is performed on the Al Barbott Memorial Stage Courtesy shuttles & tram service Sponsored by: Country Heritage Credit Union Shuttle Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Commercial exhibits: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday) 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Saturday) trophy room: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Sun., Aug. 18) FREE PARKING ON FAIRGROUNDS WWW.BCYf.orG fair offiCe: 473-4251

Show Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $12 Reserved Seating Welcomed by: Presented by:

ag-expo Building #34

The Ag-Expo Building #34 features business displays, yummy recipes, information about Berrien County, and agricultural commodities.

Youth fair Gate admission

Adults, Day Pass: $7 Children (5-12), Day Pass: $4 65 & Over, Day Pass: $5 Adult Season Pass: $20 Child Season Pass: $10 65 & Over Season Pass: $13 Military: $13 a week, $5 a day with ID ---Gates CLOSE at 10 p.m. daily---

Credit Cards are Accepted at Gates Presented by:

ride WristBand daYs are eVerY daY! Monday-thursday: $22 friday-saturday: $25

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