City By City Report for Feb. 21, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Friday, February 21, 2014:


A memorial will be held Friday for a man who died on his bicycle commute to work in June of last year. A white "Ghost Bike" memorial will be put up in honor of Timothy Grant near the accident site at the corner of Jefferson and Buckeye Road in Mishawaka. The vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. Brandon Gonzales, the driver who struck Grant, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday as well.

South Bend

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has announced that proceeds from the third annual Four Winds Invitational golf tournament will once again benefit Memorial Children's Hospital. Funds raised this year will be used to purchase giraffe warmers for the neonatal intensive care unit. They help keep newborns warm during development. The invitational is June 22 at Blackthorn Golf Club.

How did we get here? A new exhibit opens up this weekend that looks at the migration of Michiana residents. It’s at the Center for History on West Washington Street in South Bend starting Saturday. "The Great Migration, 1915 to 1970" project is put on by the Center for History, the Civil Rights Heritage Center at IU South Bend, Saint Mary's College and Notre Dame.

St. Joseph

The Silver Beach carousel is hosting its second annual Awesome LEGO display next month, and they're asking for volunteers to build LEGO models. Adults can enter too. According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, you just have to submit a photo and application before next Friday, Feb. 28.


The Empty Bowl Project is in Goshen this weekend. For a suggested $15 donation you get a meal of soup, bread, a drink and dessert plus you get to pick out a handmade pottery bowl to take home. The proceeds benefit the Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network. It’s going on at the farmers market on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.


Ruthmere Mansion is celebrating the "Downton Abbey" series finale this weekend. With a 1920's Londa Jazz Club costume party on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is $25, members get a five-dollar discount. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion. Ruthmere is located on East Beardsley Avenue.


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