With just a few more days left for one of the county’s time-honored traditions, Watershed Voice took a walk through the festivities at the fairgrounds.
Christina Yunker, Fair Manager, and the St. Joseph County Grange Fair Board invite everyone to bring family and friends for an action-packed, fun-filled week at the Fairgrounds in Centreville starting Sunday, September 17 through Saturday, September 23.
The 66th Annual Water Festival kicked off in Three Rivers with its parade Thursday evening, a well-loved tradition that brings crowds to line the roads, wave at the floats as they pass by, and collect candy. Check out our gallery of Thursday’s parade.
The event will take place in partnership with Iron Fish, a “field-to-glass craft distillery” in northern Michigan named for the steelhead trout that swim in the region’s rivers.
The downtown block of Three Rivers was filled with shoppers, carolers, wagon rides, and more this weekend as the annual Christmas Around Town event kicked off the holiday season.
Sow Good Seeds columnist Deborah Haak-Frost writes, “I don’t know if chipmunks feel gratified by their stores of food after busy days of harvesting, but I definitely feel a sense of satisfaction as I watch the metamorphosis from piles of vegetables on my counter to containers in the freezer or jars in the basement.”
Watershed Voice was the recipient of two LION Awards in the Public Service and Outstanding Coverage categories presented at the Independent News Sustainability Summit in Austin, Texas last week.
Watershed Voice staff will head to the Independent News Sustainability Summit in Austin, Texas this week, where journalists from across the country will gather for learning and skill-building, as well as the 2022 LION Local Journalism Awards. Watershed will not publish on Thursday and Friday as a result.
Watershed Voice columnist Deborah Haak-Frost weighs the pros and cons of mulberry trees, and the importance of using what you have to get what you need.
“The field of permaculture holds a principle of ‘obtaining a yield’ — in other words, work with the world around you to get or produce what you need. This seems fairly obvious: the point of a vegetable garden is to yield vegetables, after all. Working a job yields monetary income, which pays the bills. But what if the idea of yield was expanded? Where can we see potential and possibility for greater yield?”
Watershed Voice reached out to Ty Kovac, a local romance novelist who writes as Tylor Paige, and who recently published a new book called “The Seven Little Deaths.” She will be hosting a book signing at Healing Worlds in downtown Three Rivers on Saturday, May 28. Watershed Voice is also giving away her book “Missing You, Missing Me” as part of this month’s subscription contest.
Watershed’s Deborah Haak-Frost writes, “Permaculture is a way to approach things like gardens and ecosystems, but it’s equally as valuable a tool for understanding and designing community dynamics, social relationships, and one’s inner, emotional workings.”
The Three Rivers High School Class of 2022 celebrated its upcoming graduation with a parade on Tuesday, May 19. Check out our photo gallery from the evening’s festivities.
Fresh produce, local art, and activities for families are just a few of the attractions coming to the Huss Project Farmer’s Market this summer at 1008 8th Street in Three Rivers.
Sow Good Seeds columnist Deborah Haak-Frost writes, “This isn’t a call to abandon grocery stores and restaurants, and start threshing wheat in our backyards to make bread in wood-fired ovens, but it is an invitation to reconsider how we see our time, skills, and the story of our food in today’s world.”
Watershed Voice’s Deborah Haak-Frost recently spoke with Three Rivers Park Manager/Zookeeper Britney Wendzel about her role with the City of Three Rivers, Wendzel’s take on Three Rivers’ new Parks and Recreation Master Plan, climate change, and her hopes for the city’s parks, zoo, and other recreational areas.
A group of approximately 35 people gathered on the sidewalks of downtown Main Street in Three Rivers Monday to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Here are some images from Monday’s Solidarity in Diversity: Martin Luther King Celebration 2022.
WSV columnist Deborah Haak-Frost writes, “In this list, I share my top five Sow Good Seeds columns of 2021. My hope is that they may invite you to see yourself more deeply in the context of this planet, to consider a perspective you may not have had previously, to plant some seeds in your mind about how our lives are so intricately interwoven with the natural world.”
Downtown Three Rivers celebrated Christmas Around Town this weekend with a variety of festivities. Check out our photo gallery from the annual event.