City By City Report for May 2, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Friday, May 2, 2014:

Niles

Dozens of students in the Brandywine School District are getting new computers. According to The Leader, the board approved money to buy 130 chrome books. The leader reports they'll spend more than $32,000 to give the computers to elementary and 7th grade students.

Elkhart/South Bend

Two local schools are having a little competition to see who can donate the most blood. Elkhart Central High School currently holds the title. Their record collection saved 465 lives. But Clay High school is a close second. They saved 441 lives with just one blood drive. So this year, they decided to make it a competition. They held their blood drives last Friday, and last Wednesday. The winner will be announced Friday.

Elkhart

An update to a story earlier this week; an Elkhart man who entered a contest to score $10,000 for his non-profit appears to have won. Alex Radelich and his team created ARK Project Now. They plan to go on a 6,000 mile road trip in an RV across America, promoting acts of random kindness. Voting ended Wednesday and judges need to review the results. But as of now, it looks like the ARK Project won by just 23 votes. Click here to read our original story, including an interview with Alex.

South Bend

On Friday you can be a part of history. As part of the Vintage First Friday event, a group is trying to fit as many people as physically possible into a photo. They'll take the photo at 7 p.m. on Michigan Street, between Jefferson and Wayne. The idea is inspired by the famous photo taken in 1940 at the premiere of Knute Rockne All American. They're showing the movie after the photo. Movie tickets are $5 but if you dress in vintage clothing, you can get in for the 1940's ticket price -- just $1.65.

Winamac

A Splatter Dash in Winona Lake will benefit the non-profit "Joe's Kids" in Warsaw. It is a powder-paint run. You can choose either a mile or a 5K. It will be this Saturday at the Winona Lake Town Park. The organization provides physical, occupational and speech therapy to kids in Kosciusko County. To learn more about "Joe’s Kids” click on the Big Red Bar.

Cassopolis

Lakeside Parlor is opening for the season in Cassopolis. They're hosting a grand opening on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The store features Ashby's Sterling ice cream, which is based in Shelby Township, Michigan.

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