City By City Report for June 11, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Wednesday, June 11, 2014:

South Bend

"Reins of Life" is looking for volunteers. On Wednesday, they will be training for their summer session. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at their location on Quince Rd. in South Bend. You should call ahead to sign up. That number is (574) 232-0853. Volunteers need to be at least 13 years old. There are several volunteer opportunities assisting riders and feed horses.


You and the family can watch a movie together for free in Warsaw. North Pointe Cinema on Mariner Drive will show "The Croods". Doors open at 9 a.m. and the movie will start at 10 a.m. They will be offering a different free movie every Wednesday through July 30.


Whole Foods is planning its first Friday night "Wine Down" coming up on June 20. It will run from 5 to 8 p.m. and feature local wine producers and live music. It costs $5 and proceeds will go to charity.

There is a brunch buffet going on Sunday at VFW Post 360 on East Jefferson Boulevard, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $8. The menu will include: ham, fried chicken, green beans, seasoned diced potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, rolls, toast, desserts, coffee, milk and juice. Profits will benefit programs for veterans.

New Paris

The DeFries Gardens Art Show will be on Saturday. You can enjoy the beauty of the garden alongside fine art created by regional artists. There is also live music and kids can create their own works of art. Admission is $3 dollars. Kids 12 and under are free.


The Coloma BBQ and Cruise will be happening Saturday at Baker park downtown. There is a free live blues concert, plenty of food and a classic and muscle car cruise in.

Berrien County

Love Creek County Park is expanding. Owners of a nearby property are selling the land to the county at a 25% discount. The park will gain another 24 acres for just $10,000. More hiking, biking and cross country trails will be added by the end of this year.


Teachers are getting a raise next month. The school board voted to add an extra one percent to their paychecks. The teacher's labor agreement is in its final year so a new contract will have to be negotiated next year.


It seems a power outage on Tuesday was all caused by a single mischievous squirrel. Six-hundred customers lost power near Coloma. Indiana-Michigan Power says the animal got into some of their equipment at a substation.


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