It’s often said it takes a village to raise a child but the same can be said about an independent, nonprofit news organization. Over the next two weeks we’ll introduce or in some cases re-introduce the people who make Watershed Voice what it is today.
Approximately 75 people braved the heat to attend the first annual Watershed Voice Artist Showcase in Three Rivers Saturday. Folks did their best to stay hydrated and were treated to performances from six unique and talented artists for what turned out to be a two and a half hour concert
Your favorite online news and culture magazine is trying its hand at live entertainment this weekend, and you’re invited. We’re turning The Huss Project into an outside concert venue to feature local artists, and raise money for Watershed Voice, so we can continue to provide local news and culture to the fine folks of St. Joseph County.
After a hiatus in 2020, the Three Rivers Area Faith Community (TRAFC) is once again hosting the Back to School Celebration, an event at which school age children accompanied by an adult caregiver receive a free backpack filled with school supplies.
Doug and Alek are joined by Three Rivers poet and Watershed Voice Showcase opener Debbie Allen to discuss her upbringing in “old school” Philadelphia, her creative process, using poetry to work through pain and trauma, and the trials and tribulations of being a moderator for Three Rivers, Michigan Area Information.
Doug and Alek are joined by Sow Good Seeds columnist and the most talented member of the Haak-Frost household Deborah Haak-Frost. The trio discuss the wonders of permaculture, why lawns are a problem, the many pursuits of Three Rivers nonprofit *culture is not optional, scones, and the GilChrist Retreat Center.
The following poem was submitted by a Weekly Witness for Peace participant at the conclusion of the *culture is not optional event series held at The Huss Project in Three Rivers.
As the online news magazine Watershed Voice enters the third quarter of its first year in business, staff and volunteers are making a push to ensure the online news magazine has solid footing to remain in business and grow. This Saturday, October 10, they plan to hold a drive-thru fundraiser at the Huss School parking lot at Eighth and Broadway Streets in Three Rivers.
The Three Rivers Area Weekly Witness for Peace will feature a period of silence each Tuesday on the grounds of The Huss Project in Three Rivers. Anyone is welcome to attend, and participants may show up at any time.
The Huss Project is getting a new greenhouse at its property at Eighth and Broadway Streets in Three Rivers. The greenhouse will help the organization to start seedlings earlier in the spring and grow crops later in the fall for its farmers market and community food distribution programs.
Watershed Voice spoke with ten *culture is not optional staff to learn more about the work they are doing at The Huss Project, their backgrounds, and how their time in Three Rivers has been going.
Much work at The Huss Project has been occurring under the hands and guidance of two new onsite caretakers, the husband-and-wife pair of Margaret Wenger and Dan Truesdale.
Crew members from the City of Three Rivers’ Department of Public Services worked to clear several large tree branches that fell on 8th Street Friday afternoon.
Three Rivers Open Mic Night celebrated its two-year anniversary Thursday night at the Huss Project’s Front Porch Pavilion in Three Rivers.
The monthly Open Mic Night at Lowry’s Books & More in downtown Three Rivers will celebrate its two-year anniversary next week, albeit with a slight change in location.
Watershed Voice recently spoke with Yolonda Lavender, singer/songwriter, curator, composer, arranger, and performing artist from Kalamazoo, who also happens to be the “Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom” event organizer.
The Huss Project, located at 1008 8th Street in Three Rivers, offered a selection of fresh, local foods to nearly 60 patrons Saturday while practicing social distancing, and following safety protocols recommended by the Michigan Farmers Market Association.
Doug and Alek return for Episode 5 of Keep Your Voice Down where they take a real-life Buzzfeed quiz to find out which member of the 1998 Chicago Bulls they are, address concerns from readers about certain content published on Watershed Voice, and how we can raise the level of public discourse together as a community.