City By City Report for August 27, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Wednesday August 27, 2014:

South Bend

South Bend unveils a brand new mobile visitor center on Wednesday and it has a catchy name - the Golden Roamer. It is a 24-foot RV, built by Elkhart based "Nexus RV" that is fully equipped with brochure racks, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, charging stations, and more. It will be used during local events, festivals and will also hit the road to residents in nearby cities. Plus - it will be on campus for home football games at Notre Dame starting this weekend.

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Mark your calendars -- the next Wine Walk is coming up Wednesday, September 10 and this time the charity benefiting will be Pet Refuge. The walk is from 5 to 9 p.m. and costs $40 per person. Coming up in October, there will be a Beer Walk that benefits the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides against Breast Cancer".

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Think you have what it takes to put the "fright" in someone's night? The South Bend Civic Theatre is holding auditions for their first ever haunted house. They'll transform their building at 211 West Madison into a "House of Frightenstein" starting in October. Auditions will be Wednesday and Thursday nights, August 27-28, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Starke County

Starke County will soon get two new sheriff’s deputies. According to our reporting partners at WKVI, during a special meeting, county commissioners voted to offer the job to applicants Richard Simpson and John Page. The offers are conditional based on passing a drug screening and psychological evaluation.

Elkhart

There's a job fair going on Wednesday in Elkhart. It will be held at the RV/MH Hall of Fame from noon to 6 p.m. WorkOne is partnering with Alliance Sheets, a new corrugated paper firm in Bristol, to fill forty openings. Wages range from $13.50 to $30 an hour. Experience is a plus but not necessary as alliance is willing to train employees.

Elkhart County

Elkhart County has removed a pier that suffered years of abuse by boaters. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, officials rendered the aluminum pier at Six Span Bridge off of State Road 120 unusable because boaters keep running into it. The county is considering making a more permanent pier one likely to damage the boats that would run into it instead of the other way around.

Niles

Get your costume ready -- the Niles District Library is holding its own "Comic Con" this weekend. It will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and it is free to attend. There will be door prizes, a cosplay contest, comic writing contest, video game tournament and more.

New Buffalo

A New Buffalo restaurant wants to provide dinner for area organizations and they're taking applications for the coming year. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, Bentwood Tavern started the program for "Give Back Dinners" in 2007. The Humane Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters have both been recipients. We have a link to the application on the company's website, on Big Red Bar.

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