Here's a recap of our City By City report from Friday, March 28, 2014:
A street downtown is getting a name change, at least for the weekend. On Friday, Deputy Mayor Mark Meal will re-name Michigan Street as “Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Kentucky and Baylor Drive". The idea is to welcome the teams to the city as they compete in the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 at Notre Dame. Kentucky plays Baylor on Saturday at noon while the Irish take on Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m. The winners move on to the Elite Eight.
You can find everything your child needs to participate in Lemonade Day. There will be a free workshop at Concord Mall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids will learn how to put together a business plan, review the workbook provided and get ideas on how to build an awesome lemonade stand. The actual Lemonade Day is on May 3rd. This year the county is hoping to get even more students involved. If you can't make this workshop, there will be another one on April 19, same time and place.
Elkhart and Mishawaka
Two teachers are following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, Carly and Dave martin are heading out west for a six week expedition, without the help of modern technology. Carly teaches art at West Side Middle School, and Dave teaches history at Penn High School. Their trip is funded by a $20,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment.
Restaurant Week kicks off on Friday and runs through April 5. There are 17 participants this year, including eateries like Yesterday’s, Villa Macri and Eddie’s Steak Shed. You can find a link to the full list, including deal details, on the Big Red Bar. This is the second year for Granger Restaurant Week.
Michigan Congressman Fred Upton is in town, along with the founder of the Segway. The men are helping kick off a student robotics competition in St. Joseph. Forty teams will compete. It is the first district robotics competition for the area.
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