City By City Report for July 16, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Wednesday July 16, 2014:

South Bend

Your kids can celebrate friendship and get crafty today at the St. Joseph County Public Library. They're hosting a bracelet making party starting at 4 p.m. Participants should be ages 7 and up and you should register in advance either online, in person or by calling (574) 282-4607.

Rochester

There's a "tractor square dance" and a "tractor pull" Wednesday night at the Fulton county fair, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets to get into the tractor pull are $10 but kids under five are free. On Friday they will celebrate family night at the fair.

Berrien County

There’s a new initiative to help middle and high school students create their own documentaries. The Berrien Regional Education Service Agency hopes to make it happen by applying for a $50,000 grant. According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, the money would come from the Frederick S. Upton foundation. School officials will find out by August if they'll get the funds.

Benton Harbor

A Benton Harbor gym will soon move to St. Joseph. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, Maddog 5/1 Fitness used to be located in Benton Harbor's arts district but St. Joseph's city commission has just approved rezoning the area at 715 Broad Street. Maddog 5/1 is currently working on architectural renderings for the new building.

Elkhart

Concord High School's dance team is returning from a national competition, bringing home some top awards. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, the high school students spent a week competing in Orlando against professional dance studios from all over the country. Concord won first place in the "senior group hip-hop division" along with the "best overall showmanship award". Individual dancers also claimed various first, second and third place spots.
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There are free health screenings for adults going on Wednesday in Elkhart. The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP will provide tests that measure your risk for heart disease, cancer and diabetes. All tests are free and no appointment is needed. They take about 20 minutes. It is happening at the Walgreens at 1400 Cassopolis Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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