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Photo provided - Ashlynn Shaffer gets her ticket for the annual showing of The Polar Express at the Riviera Theatre punched by the conductor character from the movie, played by Mark Brost. The movie screening, a partnership between Immaculate Conception Catholic School and the Riviera, helped collect food for families in need this holiday season.
THREE RIVERS — Kids and adults alike took in a free movie Sunday afternoon at the Riviera Theatre in Three Rivers, all while helping out a good cause. Immaculate Conception Catholic School, in partnership with the Riviera Theatre, hosted its annual screening of the animated movie “The Polar Express...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A look at the Andrews Elementary Christmas tree, which was lit up during a ceremony Friday night at the school. Over 20 spools of lights were used, with some fundraised for by school staff and others donated by Walmart or Home Depot.
THREE RIVERS — For the first time since 2019, and the second time overall, Andrews Elementary has lit up the area around the school with bright lights and colorful decorations with their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Utilizing one of the few trees located on its playground, the lights...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A display of the items available for sale at the Three Rivers Artists Guild pop-up shop at 28 N. Main St. in downtown Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — When it comes to holiday shopping, most people may gravitate toward big box stores or online retailers to find gifts this season. However, there are a few stops in downtown Three Rivers that are more than viable options to find the perfect locally-made gifts for friends and loved...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County’s Animal Control Advisory Board could potentially be dissolved in the next few months. Two members of the advisory board, chair Tracey Parker and member Cathi Abbs, as well as St. Joseph County Undersheriff Jason Bingaman, discussed the request during Wednesday’s...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers is getting ready to ring in the New Year later this month, and the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority finalized its plans to do so at its monthly meeting Thursday. The DDA narrowly approved an event plan for Midnight on Main that calls for the event to take...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Tasty Nut Shop building in White Pigeon Tuesday night. A structural engineer recommended to the White Pigeon Village Council Tuesday the building be demolished due to it being a public safety hazard with multiple structural issues.
WHITE PIGEON — A nearly 160-year-old historical building in White Pigeon was deemed a public safety hazard Tuesday by a structural engineer, with the recommendation that it be completely demolished. That conclusion came from a report presented by Mark Wilson, a structural engineer at Jones Petrie...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Santa Claus arrived in downtown Three Rivers Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., following his fire truck escort to 52 N. Main St. as part of last weekend’s Christmas Around Town celebration in Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — The holiday season has officially begun in Three Rivers. This past weekend, hundreds of people from around the area visited downtown Three Rivers for the city’s annual Christmas Around Town celebration. The two-day event featured a number of holiday-themed activities, giving people a...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The cast of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” pose for a cast photo during rehearsals Monday. The production opens Friday, Dec. 3 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 5. Pictured in the front row left to right are Roger Myers, Laura VanderMei, Salina Bosworth, Benjamin Rothman, Jacob Miller and Camille Van Dien. Pictured in the back row left to right are Jacob Huff, show director Eathan Bingaman, stage manager Maddy Eickhoff, and pianist Mary Ann Grile.
THREE RIVERS — A classic Christmas story coming to the Three Rivers Community Players will be getting a 1940s-style twist thrown in when it opens this weekend. The Three Rivers Community Players will be putting on a production of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” which opens for one...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Volunteers Justine Johansen (left) and Martin Johansen (right) load up a vehicle with Thanksgiving dinner during the Constantine Soup Kitchen’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner To Go event at the Constantine United Methodist Church Monday.
CONSTANTINE — Constantine community members got into the giving spirit of the holiday season Monday, helping feed families for Thanksgiving. Around a dozen volunteers helped out Monday at the Constantine Soup Kitchen for their annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner To Go at the Constantine United...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - River Country Quilters Treasurer Shirley Barks stands with one of the quilts she made for the group’s annual exhibit at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers, titled “Convex Illusion.” The exhibit, which features almost 100 quilts, is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 14.
THREE RIVERS — A longtime exhibit at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers returned this month, with a bit more normal of a celebration than last year. The River Country Quilters exhibit at the Carnegie opened Sunday, Nov. 14, covering a number of the center’s galleries with nearly 100...

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