Here's a recap of our City By City report from Friday, December 20, 2013:
The Berrien County Board of Commissioners plans to hold a public hearing on potentially banning pier jumping at St. Joseph beaches. According to WSJM, 10 people have drowned at the piers since 1986. The hearing will begin at 10:45a.m. on January 9th in the County Administration Building.
Oregon Davis Schools Corp. has a new superintendent. WKVI reports that Greg Briles was named interim superintendent when Steven Disney announced his resignation. He has now been appointed as the permanent superintendent.
A woman's hotly contested request to open a daycare in her Goshen home has been decided. According to The Elkhart Truth, neighbors in the Dry Creek Run subdivision signed a petition to prevent it, saying residents cannot run businesses in the subdivision. Cynthia Hawkins had hoped to care for as many as 12 children at her home, but the board of zoning appeals refused to grant her a special use permit.
RBI’s Unlimited is offering a family night from 4-8p.m. Friday, and it only costs $5 per person. Batting cages will be set up with softball and baseball pitching machines. Hitting tees are also available. No reservations are needed. Bruno's Pizza and drinks will be available for $0.50 a slice. These family fun nights will be going on every Friday through March 28th. RBI’s unlimited is located on W 6th St.
Notre Dame is hosting a Christmas open house at Hammes Bookstore on Saturday. There will be Christmas caroling with Father Jenkins and Digger Phelps, plus crafts for the kids. Take a picture taken with Santa for a $5 donation to United Way. The fun starts at 10:30 Saturday morning.
Learn how to decorate the table for the New Year and turn a Christmas tree into a New Year tree. Linton's Enchanted Gardens is hosting a free seminar at 10a.m. Saturday. To sign up, call 574-293-9699. Linton's is located on County Road 17 in Elkhart.