Glen Oaks Community College recently announced its outstanding scholars for the Winter, 2023 semester. Here’s the complete list.
Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare Network (BHN) in Cassopolis will be hosting a Recovery Celebration and Suicide Prevention Awareness family day on Saturday, September 9. The event will recognize and honor those who have overcome personal challenges by celebrating with family-friendly activities such as face painting, food trucks, raffle prizes, and a petting zoo.
Early enrollment numbers are showing Glen Oaks Community College with a 14.8 percent increase in enrollment and 18.42 percent increase in credit hours as the Fall 2023 semester gets underway, leading the pack of Michigan’s 28 community colleges.
Much like a bar is an alcohol-consumption lounge where alcoholic drinks are consumed in a public space, marijuana consumption lounges are now popping up across the country with two establishments now open in Michigan. These lounges are designed to be a licensed and safe space for a group of people to consume marijuana, but aren’t without complications and challenges for the communities in which these establishments exist. We take a closer look as Three Rivers considers amending its marijuana ordinance to include such an establishment.
Though the groups have different primary focuses, they’re both fighting pollution that harms their communities. Mother Earth Foundation created a grassroots waste-management solution so effective it influenced the local government. That experience positioned it to offer guidance to Breathe Free Detroit, which is advocating for the community it represents to have more agency over how their waste is managed, too.
Three Rivers City Commissioners discussed a potential marijuana ordinance amendment at length Tuesday, which would allow for legal consumption in licensed facilities. A public hearing has been set on the matter for later this month.
About 200 attendees came to Lansing to hear stories of climbing rents, unsafe living conditions and organized efforts to tackle the growing cost of living in Michigan. Nationally, experts say wages are remaining stagnant as rents skyrocket.
The Three Rivers City Commission will convene for a regularly scheduled meeting tonight, Tuesday, September 5, at 6 p.m. at Three Rivers City Hall (333 W. Michigan Ave.). Discussions for the evening will include a potential marijuana ordinance amendment, which would allow for legal consumption in licensed facilities.
The climbing cost to rent a home in Michigan, advocates say, is destabilizing communities and leaving everyone from seniors to families with children and students living with roommates struggling to make ends meet. Michigan legislators are expected to introduce a “renters’ bills of rights” package in the fall to address this ongoing issue.
Watershed Voice will not publish for the next two weeks to give its staff a much needed and much deserved break.
Watershed Voice and #MomLife columnist Steph Hightree writes, “I’ve been driving a car for 22 years. Wow, that makes me feel super old. Anyhow, you would think that I would be a pro at teaching my daughter how to drive. Well, spoiler alert: I’m not.”
The 12th annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event hosted by Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services (DASAS) will take place this Saturday, August 19, at 11 a.m. in Lafayette Park (400 N. Main St.) in Three Rivers. The event strives to raise awareness and funds for survivors of abuse in Southwest Michigan and will feature a one-mile walk, food trucks, and a DJ.
Bryann Books is a full-time Pivotal social worker who has recently been added to the department as the “Mobile Crisis Clinician – TRPD Liaison,” and will assist officers with individuals experiencing mental health crises in the community.
Michigan has the highest percentage in any state in the U.S. of transgender adults without a form of ID that has the correct gender listed at 77.7% of transgender adults. Nationally, it is estimated that more than half of transgender adults, or 476,000 people, lack an accurate ID.
The Three Rivers City Commission will convene for a regularly scheduled meeting tonight, Tuesday, August 15, at 6 p.m. at Three Rivers City Hall (333 W. Michigan Ave.). Here’s a preview of what’s on tonight’s docket.
The Three Rivers Promise is once again sponsoring an all-you-can-eat ﬁsh fry and chicken tenders dinner to raise funds for the local scholarship program. The event will be held Friday, August 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the Three Rivers Lions Club, 420 6th Ave.
Michigan-based organization Disruptive Disciples Blacksmithing has traveled the state — including multiple stops in Three Rivers — to conduct demonstrations of how to transform disabled gun barrels into fully functional gardening tools. Blacksmith and Pastor Corey Simon, who also happens to be a gun owner and hunter, leads these demonstrations not to support efforts to take people’s guns or rights away, but rather to offer a space to imagine a world with less violence, and to mourn with those who have lost loved ones to gun violence.
Critics worry that the faster programs could do a disservice to young students.