City By City Report for May 20, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Tuesday, May 20, 2014:

Benton Harbor

The deadline for the Benton Harbor School Board election is coming up fast. You have until July 2nd at 4 p.m. to file at the county clerk's office. You have to have at least 40 signatures to file and no more than 100.


If you have any papers to shred, today is the day to get it all together. Elkhart is hosting a "clean your files day" Wednesday at Civic Plaza downtown. You can bring your papers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first 10 boxes are free and each box after that costs $3.

Stories will come to life at Wellfield Botanical Gardens. "Stories in the Garden" will take place every third Tuesday of the month, starting May 20. No registration is necessary and it is free but you should bring a comfy blanket to sit on. The event starts at 6 p.m. Visitors are asked to meet in the English cottage garden. If it’s raining, it will take place in the tented area.

St. Joseph

Miss America visited her old high school in St. Joseph Wednesday. Nina Davuluri graduated from St. Joe High School in 2007 and went to the University of Michigan but she represented New York in the Miss America pageant. On Wednesday she spoke to students from St. Joe High, Upton Middle, and Benton Harbor High. She talked about her platform, "celebrating diversity through cultural competency”. We were there and will share the highlights Wednesday during our 90 minutes of news.

Berrien Springs

Wednesday is the night to learn about how your child can enter an animal or project in the Berrien County Youth Fair. They're holding a first time exhibitor's clinic at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Memorial Building for kids ages 5 to 20 and their parents. You can pick up hand books, learn about entry deadlines and much more. This year, youth exhibitors can register online.


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