Bucktown Then and Now – Getting Started! Part I

by Van Young Part One of Getting Started! Dixieland jazz bands have been popular for over a hundred years and I’ve enjoyed it for most of those years. My introduction to jazz included trad along with swing. Around 1948, my close friend, Don “Stud” Boyer, saw that I knew next to nothing about jazz soContinue reading “Bucktown Then and Now – Getting Started! Part I”

Buchanan Farmers’ Market : Meet the Market

Marco Micola von Furstenrecht Submitted by Ashley Hanson This week “Meet the Market” is featuring one of our regular vendors for many years, Marco Micola von Furstenrecht (say that 5 times fast…or one time slowly), co-owner of RaphaRoast, a small batch coffee company. Marco is a world traveler, visiting many places from Thailand to Lebanon,Continue reading “Buchanan Farmers’ Market : Meet the Market”

Puzzler Page – Puzzles

by Garrick Stubblefield Hi all, my name is Garrick Stubblefield and I live here in Buchanan. I joined the military right out of school. Recently, I was asked to join The Buchanan Chronicle by sports writer Nik Sanchez. I will be doing an array of, not only puzzles, but I will be doing sports andContinue reading “Puzzler Page – Puzzles”

A Note from the Editor

by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor It’s summertime in Buchanan and I hope that y’all are enjoying it now that Michigan is “Open!” My family and I were recently on vacation to southeastern Florida, and when we came back it felt like the foliage on the trees here in town has grown so much compared to whatContinue reading “A Note from the Editor”

Local Charity – Annual Fill-A-Trailer for RAM

Caring Hearts by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer Well, Eloise Herrick and Kate Holloway are once again hosting the “Fill up A Trailer for RAM” fundraiser and donation drive for Redbud Area Ministries. Their 2021 goal for R.A.M.  is to collect 1,400 items and $1,000! Their event took place on Sunday, July 11th outside theContinue reading “Local Charity – Annual Fill-A-Trailer for RAM”

Nature Notes

Leaves of Three by Jill McDonald “Leaves of three, let them be!” as the saying goes. This phrase is simple, yet can be very beneficial to remember to help you enjoy your time outdoors this year.  What is the culprit at stake? Of course poison ivy would be the correct answer. However, poison sumac andContinue reading “Nature Notes”

Celebrating

Buchanan Birthday • 7/27 We want to wish Mr. Oliver Kelly a very Happy 80th Birthday on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. For 39 years (since 1982) he’s been owner and operator of Buchanan’s first and oldest Black-owned business; so many good neighborhood memories at his shop, Kelly’s Convenience Store. He was celebrated and honored atContinue reading “Celebrating”

Local Business – River of Life Yoga

The Yoga Joint: New Buchanan Space Opened June 19 2021 by Publisher Jen Garry “A Breath in the Right Direction”: For Ulrike McCarty the long awaited day finally came Saturday June 19 2021 at 10am, when she tearfully wielded those giant scissors to cut the ribbon on her very own yoga space in downtown Buchanan.Continue reading “Local Business – River of Life Yoga”

Local Places – BASC

Fun Events at Buchanan Area Senior Center by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer Now that the state of Michigan is open, the Buchanan Area Senior Center has plenty of activities for our senior community to take part in. I sat down with Executive Director, Adam Burck and Program Coordinator, Diana Smuda and learned about thoseContinue reading “Local Places – BASC”

Young Writer Spotlight

Vacation to Florida Submitted by Julie Hoyt, going into the 7th Grade I was recently in Hobe Sound, Florida for Friday, June 18th, and Saturday, June 26th. Then I was in Jupiter Farms, Florida from Saturday, June 19th to Friday, June 25th. The people that were with me along with my parents are, my grandparents,Continue reading “Young Writer Spotlight”