City By City Report for May 9, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Friday, May 9, 2014:


Folks have the opportunity to throw out trash that's too big for the regular trash bin. Friday begins Dumpster Days. According to our reporting partners at WKVI, two large dumpsters are behind City Hall until Sunday. One is just for metal, the other is for household items; but remember, you can't throw out paints, tires, or any hazardous waste. The city is also hosting a paper shredding event on Saturday in the parking lot, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Artwork will line store fronts in Dowagiac. The Up Front Art Walk is a free, self-guided walking tour. Original works from southwest Michigan and northern Indiana artists are featured, all vying for cash awards and a gallery show hosted by the Dogwood Fine Arts Festival. The best part is, you get to vote.


There will not be a beer tasting this fall at the barbecue competition in Plymouth. According to AM 1050 The Chief, the park board denied the convention and visitor bureau's request to hold the tasting during the Kansas City Barbecue Society event on September 19 and 20. The park board says they were concerned about selling alcohol in Centennial Park and about the possibility that it would spread to things like the Blueberry Festival. The vote was unanimous.

The Plymouth Farmers Market opens this weekend. This is the 10th anniversary but they have a new location at River Park Square. According to AM 1050 The Chief, the market will be open every Saturday until October 11, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The community youth orchestra will play at 9:30 this Saturday morning to kick off the season.


Young entrepreneurs will introduce their business ideas to the community this weekend. The "Young Entrepreneurs Academy" or "Yea!" will make presentations at Concord Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. To learn more about "Yea!" and the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, click here.


Whole Foods is helping you make Mother's Day special. Their "Mostly Handmade Mother's Day" event will provide inspiration for gift ideas and meals and you can nominate your mom to win a Whole Foods gift basket. The event is going on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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