City By City Report for Oct. 21, 2013

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Monday, Oct. 21, 2013:


A woman was the victim of a scam that targets those who have recently lost a loved one. Scammers claim to be from the social security office, saying they want to help you get all your loved one's benefits. They'll take your credit card number and personal information over the phone -- then use it to steal your money. Fortunately this woman, who had recently lost her husband, realized her mistake. She was able to put a hold on her bank account, before the scammers got a chance to withdraw the money.


“The Eatery" at Granger Community Church is celebrating one year of helping others. In the past 12 months they've raised nearly $6,000 in spare change for local non-profits like Hannah and Friends and the Center for the Homeless. They are offering special deals and giveaways all week.

South Bend

The LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern opens Monday in South Bend. It’s located on the third floor of LaSalle Grill downtown. They call it the city's first and only gastropub. On Monday they will feature $5 glasses of wine. Parts of the proceeds this week will go to local charities.


Workone is offering free workshops to those looking for a job. "After-Hours at the Kroc" takes place at the Kroc Center on West Western Avenue from 6-7 p.m. and then every third Monday after that. Monday’s first meeting is all about polishing your resume. It is hosted by Workone which provides employment services in Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall and St. Joseph counties.

North Judson

Despite a bomb threat scribbled on a bathroom wall, it was class as usual at North Judson/San Pierre schools. The school was taking extra precautions Friday and attendance was down. But an administrator tells our reporting partners at WKVI that there weren't any incidents.


Leaf pickup begins Monday in Elkhart. The City with a Heart is handling the pickup by zone. This first week focuses on neighborhoods south of the main line railroad tracks. Warsaw also begins leaf pickup on Monday. Their schedule is the same as your trash pickup days.


Phase two of a replacement light project on Main Street begins Monday. The lights between Middlebury and Jackson will have two lights on each pole, one pointing at the street, the other toward the sidewalk. And all lights will use LED bulbs to save energy. The work is being done by the city and Shaum Electric. It should be complete in a month. Parking will be blocked off on the side of the street the contractor is working on. They will start between Jackson and Lexington and move south.


Classes to help you control your financial life begin Monday in Niles. Participants in this seven-week course meet on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at the Niles District Library. You must register and can do so online. We have a link on the Big Red Bar. There will be free on-site child care available as well as transportation assistance, if you need it.

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