June is recognized as Pride Month, a time when people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and racial identities have a safe place to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride. Watershed Voice has compiled a list of resources for local, summer Pride events for Southwest Michigan.
St. Joseph County
June 3 marks the first Huss Project Farmer’s Market of the 2023 season. The market will take place every Saturday under the pavilion at 1008 8th St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September. Here’s a full rundown of what to expect this weekend, and throughout the summer.
Watershed’s resident taco aficionado Beca Welty writes, “There is just something magical about the impending summer heat and the way it compels me to track down the nearest taco truck in order to satiate my cantina cravings. On a picture-perfect Memorial Day weekend I was struck by this exact desire and vamos’d my way to Taqueria El Tejano.”
The Sturgis Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting the fourth annual Bourbon, Bacon, and Blues event tonight, Friday, May 26, on North Street in downtown Sturgis. The festival will include live music, bacon-themed food offerings, axe throwing, and 12 participating distilleries.
Andrew George of Three Rivers Pride stops by Keep Your Voice Down to chat about the upcoming and first ever Pride Festival in the City of Three Rivers on Saturday, June 24. Andrew, Alek, and Doug talk about how a Pride flag ban protest and the community support it garnered spurred on the creation of Three Rivers Pride Festival, how it all came together in under six months, and details on what to expect at the event.
The Three Rivers city commission met Tuesday evening for a presentation of the city’s 2024 fiscal year budget. The budget must be adopted by June 20.
The Sturgis Area Community Foundation (SACF) recently announced Sturgis Public Schools teacher Tyson Dilts as the recipient of the 2023 John E. Oster Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Many Three Rivers residents lost access to curbside recycling services following the recent discontinuation of Michiana Recycling and Disposal’s recycling program effective March 31.
Are there other companies offering curbside recycling to residents of Three Rivers? We did the legwork and found out.
The Three Rivers High School Class of 2023 celebrated its upcoming graduation with a parade Monday, May 23. Check out our photo gallery from the event.
Three Rivers city commissioners will convene Tuesday evening for the first of three meetings regarding the 2024 Fiscal Year budget.
A St. Joseph County Circuit Court jury returned guilty verdicts this week on four of five charges lodged against 29-year-old Sturgis resident Brandon Forbes, who attacked a family member with a hammer in 2022.
St. Joseph County Commissioner and former undersheriff Dennis Allen announced his candidacy for sheriff Thursday, joining a crowded field that could grow larger before November 2024.
If you have a student in need of volunteer hours or are looking for an opportunity to help a local nonprofit ahead of its busy Farmers Market season in June, the Huss Project is hosting its Spring Cleaning Volunteer Day in Three Rivers Saturday.
Effective at the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester, students will pay a $3 increase per contact hour.
The Sturgis Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting an event this Friday to kickoff the summer season of monthly car cruise-ins. The Spring Car Cruise-In and Eats will feature classic car cruise-ins, along with the 2023 Art Around Town unveiling, acoustic musicians, food trucks, and drink specials.
Newly-appointed Second Precinct City Commissioner Emmanuel Nieves was sworn in during Wednesday evening’s Sturgis City Commission meeting. The commission had previously voted unanimously 9-0 on April 26 to appoint Nieves to the seat left vacant by former Second Precinct Commissioner Travis Klinger.
Robert Waters wasn’t put on suicide watch after his arrest in the 1988 murder of Cathy Swartz. His death likely occurred during a shift change.
The Three Rivers Police Department (TRPD) held a press conference Thursday to provide an update on the 1988 murder of Cathy Swartz, and the subsequent jailhouse suicide by the lead suspect in her murder.
St. Joseph County Prosecutor David Marvin tells Watershed Voice he plans to keep the case open, though he is unsure where his obligations now lie as this is uncharted territory.