City By City Report for August 19, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Tuesday August 19, 2014:

Mishawaka

A popular Mishawaka restaurant will not open in time for the start of Notre Dame's football season. Maury's Pub made the announcement on its Facebook page, as the owner, Maury, battles cancer. The post says his treatment is taking longer than expected but he is still fighting and in good spirits. Maury's Pub is located at 901 West Fourth Street in Mishawaka.

Elkhart

Don't be surprised if you get a call Tuesday from Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski's campaign team. They are holding a grand opening for her campaign office in Elkhart. Staff and volunteers plan to be on hand, making calls to voters. They're hosting a rally at five o'clock. Interested volunteers can stop by and get a free t-shirt if they sign up to help. The new campaign office is located at 1620 South Nappanee Street.

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If you're looking for some adult fun this week, you can learn all about the science behind the fermentation process in Elkhart. Ethos Science Center will host those 21 and up on Thursday at their location on Industrial Parkway. It costs $10 a person and participants will learn about distilling moonshine, how to make sake and the different grain and hops that influence how beer tastes. All proceeds go to support the Ethos Science Center.

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The folks at Wellfield Botanic Gardens are bringing stories to life Tuesday night. Stories in the Garden starts at 6 p.m. Families are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy the surroundings. You should meet in the English Cottage Garden, and if it rains, you'll stay in the tented area. You don't need to register, but for more information you can call this number, 574-266-2006.

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Football fans can cheer on their high school athletes and support troops all in one night this week. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, Jimtown's home opener against Northwood this Friday has been dubbed military appreciation night. Folks are encouraged to bring non-perishable snacks and toiletries to the game. The items will be used in care packages that Blue Star Mothers will send overseas. Kickoff is 7:39 on Friday.

South Bend

Auditions are going on Tuesday night for the classic "Frankenstein". The South Bend Civic Theatre is hosting them from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wilson Theatre on Main Street. "Frankenstein" performances start on October 17.

Berrien County

Folks in Berrien County can learn everything they need to know about recycling. There's a household hazardous waste and electronics recycling event at Love Creek County Park Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. You'll be able to recycle and safely dispose of home, garden and garage chemicals; also medical waste and batteries.

Watervliet

Watervliet Schools have added a part time police officer to their staff. According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, The school board approved an agreement with the city police department to bring on retired Berrien County Sheriff's Detective Sergeant Mike Dannefell. His paycheck will come out of the police budget. Dannefell also has expertise in computer related crime, so he'll also be able to educate students and teachers in bullying and social media concerns.

Berrien Springs

Honor Credit Union will break ground on a new headquarters facility in Berrien Springs on Friday. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, the location is just off U.S. 31 and was chosen because it's in the center of the county. The new office is expected to open next fall.

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