Past Event – Niles YMCA Ribbon-Cutting

Niles-Buchanan YMCA Expansion Ribbon-Cutting by Jen Garry, Publisher, with photos by Miranda Barger In case you missed it, Niles-Buchanan YMCA has expanded! June 2020 they broke ground, and after 5 years of planning and $2.6 million, this exciting 14,000 square-foot addition was unveiled to the public last Tuesday, October 12, 2021, and by 5:15pm theContinue reading “Past Event – Niles YMCA Ribbon-Cutting”

Local Recognition – 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Moody on the Market’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2021! by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer Congratulations are in order for a few members of the Buchanan and Niles, MI communities. Elaine and Michael Rowland of Buchanan, and Sarah Brittin of Niles (Buchanan alumni). These three individuals are on the 40 under 40Continue reading “Local Recognition – 40 Under 40”

Local Opinion

Face Masks Response Submitted by Bob White I would like to respond to a letter published in Issue 13 entitled “Local Opinion – Face Masks”.  I hesitate to wade into a political battle but since the author has attempted to cite science to support their position I believe I can offer some perspective. The authorContinue reading “Local Opinion”

Upcoming Event – BCC Blood Drive

Buchanan Christian Church Blood Drive Who/Where: Buchanan Christian Church What: Blood Drive with American Red Cross When: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – 11a-4:45p About Buchanan Christian Church: BCC is an independent congregation of people whose mission is to be and make disciples of Jesus who serve God by serving others. We believe that the BibleContinue reading “Upcoming Event – BCC Blood Drive”

Community Press Release – BASC

Veteran Support Services Presentation & Ceremony Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 10am Submitted by Diana Smuda, BASC Program Coordinator If you have a military service, please call 695-7119 to let us know what branch of service and era you served in. Veteran Support Services is a program at Spectrum Health Lakeland that focuses on assistingContinue reading “Community Press Release – BASC”

Health Huddle – Spotlight

CMT Awareness Month Kicked Off September 1 – Devastating Disease Affects 1 in 2,500 by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer One in 2,500 people—3 million people worldwide—have the degenerative neuromuscular disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and many of them don’t even know it. That means that in our town alone, 1.68 people have the disease. And that’sContinue reading “Health Huddle – Spotlight”

Local Business – Bucktown Nutrition

Same Great Taste, New Location by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer You can still get all your regular orders of smoothies, tea bombs, and aloe shots at Bucktown Nutrition; it’s just relocated to 105 Days Ave in downtown Buchanan MI, next door to Milano’s Pizza. When I asked Leland Payne, owner of Bucktown Nutrition, whyContinue reading “Local Business – Bucktown Nutrition”

Community Events – BASC

Fun Events at Buchanan Area Senior Center Submitted by Diana Smuda, BASC Program Coordinator Where: Buchanan Area Senior Center, 810 Rynearson St, Buchanan MI What: Taco Fiesta Bar Fundraiser When: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 4:30-6:30p The BASC is having a Taco Fiesta Bar Fundraiser with all the fixings on Tuesday, September 21, 4:30 – 6:30 pmContinue reading “Community Events – BASC”

Health Huddle – COVID Updates 8/27 & 9/1

COVID-19 Data Trend Updates from Berrien County Health Department Today (Sept. 1) we issued a public health order requiring the use of face masks by individuals in pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 indoor educational settings, regardless of vaccination status to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order will be effective Monday, Sept. 6 and will remainContinue reading “Health Huddle – COVID Updates 8/27 & 9/1”

Local Places – BASC Memorial Garden

Opening of Freida Barker Memorial Garden at Buchanan Area Senior Center by Garrick Stubblefield On August 8, 2021 I had the opportunity to enjoy the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Freida Barker Memorial Garden at Buchanan Area Senior Center. Back in 2019 the Memorial Garden’s planning began; a ceremony was planned to honor the beautiful accomplishmentContinue reading “Local Places – BASC Memorial Garden”