South Haven

7:06 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Work on South Haven Bridge Leads to Detour, Inconvenience

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The Dyckman Avenue Bridge was one 28 listed as "structurally deficient" on a state list
SOUTH HAVEN - There's only one bridge that directly connects South Haven's north and south sides. And it's closed for repairs until spring. It's a big job that is sorely needed, officials say. And the project was deliberately scheduled for the winter months to minimize disruptions.
6:29 am
Tue November 25, 2014

South Haven Area Park Plan Stalled

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Alternate sites are being considered to cut costs
SOUTH HAVEN - After more than a decade, a plan to develop a South Haven area community recreation park in nearby Casco Township has stalled.
5:58 am
Fri September 12, 2014

South Haven Seeks Grant for Stormwater System Improvements

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Lake Michigan beaches in South Haven have closed five times since 2010 because of high E. coli levels
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- Beach closings, caused by high E. coli levels in South Haven in recent years, have prompted the city to pursue state funding to address water quality problems from storm water systems. The city has been notified by the Michigan Department of Environmental Equality that it is eligible to receive a $1.5 million Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) grant, according to a news release.
Arts & More
5:00 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Blues Guitarist Josh White Jr. On Being His Own Performer In The Spirit Of His Father

Josh White Jr.
Credit Courtesy of Douglas A. Yeager Productions, LTD

When blues guitarist Josh White Jr. started performing onstage with his father at the age of four, he had no idea it would charter a course for the rest of his life. His father, the late Josh White Sr., was a folk musician who worked with everyone from Woody Guthrie to President Franklin Roosevelt. He grew up performing alongside him, and has since developed a solid career as a singer/songwriter. In anticipation of his June 29th concert at Foundry Hall in South Haven, he shared his thoughts shunning the labels of the music world, and paying homage to his father's roots while developing his own cross-cultural sound. 

 Here is an excerpt: On honoring his father's legacy onstage:  "You know...before he died I remember him talking with our manager, and my dad was afraid that his guitar style would be lost because he didn't know if I was going to maintain it. Wherever I go I always make sure I have within my set two or three songs in a row that my old man did the way he did it and speak on him. Again it was something I was born into - I started doing it when I was three and a half. That which has happened has been a progression of. There was nothing else that was really pulling me that I wanted to do, and people started enjoying me doing my own stuff, and that's hard to beat."

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6:42 am
Thu May 1, 2014

South Haven Farm Machinery Maker Subject of Lawsuits

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BEI International closed in March
BEI is a name synonymous with South Haven's status as the world's blueberry capital. The company produced harvesting equipment second to none for 45 years.