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Stories in this issue

The Ghostlight Theatre is Opening in Benton Harbor
Getting a Head Start on Life
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The Ghostlight Theatre is Opening in Benton Harbor
Martha "Martie" Hesse is the executive director of The Ghostlight Theatre. She has been working for the past 18 months to establish her 501c3, purchasing a building at 101 Hinkley in the Arts District of Benton Harbor, connected to the local arts community, especially Paul Mow, music director of Twin City Players. After acquiring a matching grant of $50,000 from Michigan Economic Development, she raise $100,000 from local enthusiasts and businesses. A full slate of shows have been planned for this summer, starting with Bridges of Madison County opening June 13, 2019. There are tons of opportunities to participate, volunteer, donate, buy a seat with your name on it, etc.  For the other shows for summer 2019 and more information click here.  Martie explained that the ghostlight is the light left on so the theatre would not be completely dark.
Getting a Head Start on Life
Patti Masters is the Early Head Start Administrator for Tri-County Head Start, serving Berrein, Cass and Van Buren counties.  The organization takes a "whole family" approach when dealing with clients. Interviews with clients can lead to a wide range of services such as, safe sleep information, prenatal care, and referral to other agencies.  Home visits address toddlers with older children attending centers four days per week. Family members are incorporated into activities to avoid the agency being used as a babysitter. Preparing each child for the next step, preschool or kindergarten is the primary objective.There are qualifying factors but no fees. Volunteers are welcome.  Click here to  volunteer, learn more or donate.