City By City Report for July 2, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Wednesday July 2, 2014:

South Bend

Your kids can decorate a cookie at the St. Joseph County 4H fair Wednesday in South Bend. The event is for kids 3 to 8 years old and starts at one o'clock. There will also be a frog jumping competition at 11 a.m. at the nature center and a youth talent show beginning at 6 p.m. at the Zolman Tire stage.

Benton Harbor

An army of about 40 youth is battling blight on Benton Harbor roadways, making things look a little neater. Bridges, right-of-ways and street signs will be cleared of overgrowth. According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, they'll start on Main Street then fan out to 11 other side streets. It's all part of the m-dot youth development and mentoring program partnered with Kinexus.


Families can catch a free flick every Wednesday in July. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the movie starts at 10 a.m. at North Pointe Cinemas.

Berrien Springs

A road-widening project is gaining community support. Officials want to widen Kephart Lane to make it safer for cyclists and walkers. Right now, there are parts that don't even have a sidewalk and some residents say they're afraid to walk there. According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, Oronoko Township held an open house Monday, to give more details. The project will cost about $200,000.


A new restaurant opens Wednesday in Granger. Rocky River Tap and Table is a farm-to-table restaurant. According to our partners at the Elkhart Truth, the staff has all been hired, and the owner says he's excited about the new opportunity. Rocky River Tap is located at 1032 East University Drive.


Kids can put their creative minds to good use with a sidewalk chalk art event. It’s going on at the library from 2 to 3 o'clock Wednesday and all ages are welcome. Chalk will be provided.

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