City By City Report for March 21, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Wednesday, March 21, 2014:

St. Joseph

Your children can learn local civil war history for free, courtesy of the Palisades nuclear plant. The plant gave a $5,000 grant to the Heritage Museum in St. Joseph. Now, the museum is offering six months of free admission to their exhibit “Southwest Michigan in the Civil War." The exhibit is already open, but free admission doesn't begin until April 1. The admission deal ends at the end of September, but the exhibit will be in place until the end of the year.

Berrien County

Greenbush Brewing Company is taking its show on the road. According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, they're driving a barbecue food truck all across Berrien County, making daily lunch stops in different towns. They'll hit up festivals and events on the weekends. Greenbush Barbeque is a slow-cook classic. It takes 15 hours to cook the meat.


Imagine a prom where no one is dressed up, at least not in princess gowns. Next month, Mishawaka is turning a horror movie into reality with a zombie prom. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, folks are asked to dress their scariest for the event, which features a magic show and costume contest. Proceeds benefit St. Margaret's House. The event is April 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. We have a link to buy them posted on the Big Red Bar.


An Elkhart Memorial High School junior is going to New York City because of her art work. Mackensie Swift won a silver medal in the National Scholastic Arts Competition for her mixed media piece called “Mirror Mirror”. She will get to participate in the national ceremony at Carnegie Hall in June.


Manpower has teamed up with Chassix in Bristol to fill 20 immediate openings. They're hosting a job fair at Manpower, which is located at 330 East County Road 6, on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. All positions pay between $11.25 and $23.50 per hour and require a pre-employment drug screening.


A girls day out will be going on Saturday at Bristol United Methodist Church from 1 to 4 p.m. You can shop and get pampered by dozens of vendors. They're accepting donations for Reason Enough to Act (RETA), a non-profit group serving as a pregnancy and family resource center. Some of the items they need include baby wipes, pull-ups, bar soap, baby powder and kids clothing.

South Bend

Three local high school Science Olympiad teams will compete at the state tournament this weekend. John Adams, Riley and LaSalle Intermediate are headed to Indiana University, Bloomington on Saturday.


Local doctors and other medical professionals will be at a healthcare symposium this weekend. It will be held at New Bethel Tabernacle Church on Napier Street in South Bend on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will talk about the impact of diabetes, hypertension and breast cancer. There will be health screenings, games and prizes. This event is free.


A zumba fitness party is going on in Dowagiac this weekend and the money raised benefits the Dowagiac Youth Soccer League. It will be at the Pokagon Community Center on Potawatomi Trail from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $10 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and free for kids 5 and under.


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