Local Art – Art Education

Art and Child Development by Madelyn Kitchell To keep on with ways art can help improve one’s life, it can greatly improve children’s lives. The main way art can benefit children is developmentally. One thing that children learn through doing art is math concepts and how to use them to create something. Children can useContinue reading “Local Art – Art Education”

Health Huddle – COVID Updates

Spectrum Health Lakeland – COVID-19 Response : Keeping You Informed Berrien County, MI – January 13, 2022 No relief in sight as COVID-19 numbers remain high: Spectrum Health Lakeland continues to hit record numbers in the ongoing COVID-19 surge. We are encountering more hospitalized patients, more ICU patients, more ventilator usage than ever in ourContinue reading “Health Huddle – COVID Updates”

Health & Art – Art Therapy

Art and the New Year by Madelyn Kitchell For the new year, a lot of us create resolutions, and not too many resolutions are ever followed through. One of my current resolutions is to reduce stress. Reducing stress can benefit everyone! You may wonder how this is all tied into art. Many studies have beenContinue reading “Health & Art – Art Therapy”

Upcoming Events – BASC

January Events at Buchanan Area Senior Center Submitted by Diana Smuda, BASC Program Coordinator Below are some programs at the BASC in January: PAST EVENT: Get to know your State Representative Brad Paquette at the BASC Coffee Chat – Wednesday, January 5, at 9:00 am.  State Rep. Brad Paquette was first elected to serve theContinue reading “Upcoming Events – BASC”

Upcoming Events – BASC

December Events at Buchanan Area Senior Center Submitted by Diana Smuda, BASC Program Coordinator Below are some programs at the BASC in December: Coffee Chat: Tin Shop Theatre with Alice Kring and Kelly Carlin Wednesday, December 1, at 9:00 am. Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 4, at 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Grandpad Orientation & TrainingContinue reading “Upcoming Events – BASC”

Health Huddle – Niles Location Ground-Breaking

Spectrum Health Lakeland Breaks Ground on New Medical Campus in Niles Niles, MI – November 22, 2021 Spectrum Health Lakeland began construction on a new integrated care campus, located at 2002 South 11th Street in Niles. The 22,000-square-foot facility will house counseling, pediatric, family medicine, and walk-in-clinic services through Southwestern Medical Clinic, as well asContinue reading “Health Huddle – Niles Location Ground-Breaking”

Health Huddle – Alpha-1 Spotlight

November is Alpha-1 Awareness Month by Rebecka & Julie Hoyt, Editor & Photographer It was 12 years ago during the fall time that our daughter, Julie was diagnosed at 3 weeks of age with Alpha-1 Anti Trypsin Deficiency. You might say, “Say what is that again?” Well, Alpha-1 Anti Trypsin (A1AT), is a protein that’sContinue reading “Health Huddle – Alpha-1 Spotlight”

Health Huddle – Spectrum Health Student Artwork/Essay Contest

“Hidden History” Artwork & Essay Contest for Berrien County High School Students Berrien County, MI – November 16, 2021 Spectrum Health Lakeland is hosting a “Hidden History” contest to spark youth engagement in U.S. history, bring awareness to events that have led to structural racism, and help students identify causes of health inequities. We’re specificallyContinue reading “Health Huddle – Spectrum Health Student Artwork/Essay Contest”

Past Event – Niles Evolve Boutique Grand Re-opening and Ribbon Cutting

Niles Evolve Boutique & Healing Arts Center Hosted Grand Re-opening and Ribbon Cutting Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce Press Release – November 11, 2021 Evolve Boutique & Healing Arts Center is inviting community members and the media to a grand re-opening and re-dedication to celebrate new ownership, expanded facilities, and an expanded selection of servicesContinue reading “Past Event – Niles Evolve Boutique Grand Re-opening and Ribbon Cutting”

Health Huddle – COVID Updates

Spectrum Health Lakeland – COVID-19 Response : Keeping You Informed Berrien County, MI – November 11, 2021 COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to rise in Berrien County: For the fifth straight week we’ve seen an increase in our overall COVID-19 inpatient census at Spectrum Health Lakeland hospitals. Currently, Berrien County has a 15.66% positivity rate, whichContinue reading “Health Huddle – COVID Updates”