Here's a recap of our City By City report from Friday, February 14, 2014:
A long-time store in Niles is closing this weekend. Majerek's on East Main Street is offering a big sale before closing its doors on Saturday. All books are 50% off, cards are buy one get one free, and select gifts are between 20 and 75% off. According to their Facebook page, the first store opened in 1959.
If you're energetic, highly motivated and in need of a job, Newton Park in Lakeville is looking for you. They are hiring employees for the 2014 season, including field maintenance, game day operations, concessions, scoreboard operators, security and ticket booth operators. If you're interested in applying you can call this number 574-784-5644. We also have a link on the Big Red Bar.
If you've ever thought about taking a stab at getting a role on the big stage, now is your chance. The Elkhart Civic Theatre is hosting open auditions for its next production “39 Steps" starting this weekend. They call it a hilarious re-working of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film. Auditions will be this Sunday at 3 p.m. or Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. The performances will begin in late April.
Watervliet residents are finally getting their water bills, after several weeks' delay. The bills are for the last three months of 2013. They should have been sent last month, but were delayed by a computer glitch. According to our reporting partners at The Herald Palladium, the bills will all be mailed this week.
Berrien County is getting a chunk of change to upgrade lights at the fairgrounds. The county fair’s capital improvement program is awarding nearly $14,000 to the re-light project, which aims to replace old, inefficient lamps around the area. The grant requires a matching commitment from the local fair.
United Way is celebrating a big milestone. They not only reached their fundraising goal for 2013 -- they passed it. The southwest Michigan division raised close to $3.5 million last year -- the highest amount in the organization's 71-year history. According to The Leader, their goal was 3.3 million. It's the fourth year in a row United Way has exceeded their fundraising goal.
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