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Furry Friends Friday with The Mason Jar Cafe featuring Pluto

Sweet Pluto is a gentle old soul living in a young dog’s body. He loves to take walks, explore, and sniff around! He is very good on the leash, and responsive to voice commands. Eager to please and treat motivated, he is perfecting sit! shake! and leave it! Pluto is a quiet, affectionate boy who is patiently waiting to find the love & affection of his forever family. Pluto is a neutered male Hound mix, approximately 3 years old. He is house-trained and up-to-date on vaccinations. Pluto welcomes all the attention he can get and would probably be okay with most kids and other dogs. Although Pluto is heartworm positive, he is currently being treated (sponsored by Friends of Berrien County Animal). Please contact Berrien County Animal Control (1400 South Euclid Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022) or 269-927-564 to learn more about our perfect gentleman, Pluto!

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, December 14, 2022


Susan from Berrien Community Foundation talks with Kristina Knezic of the Berrien Springs Community Library about their For Good Grant project to expand their “launch pad” program for the community’s children. Find out how a For Good Grant could help your community at [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber – Tuesday, December 13, 2022


Sarah from the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber talks about the Business Recognition Awards open for nominations now through Friday at and how you can see an innovative CEO in March as part of the Economic Club Speaker Series at the Mendel Center. Check out for more!... [Read Full Story]

Furry Friends Friday brought to you by The Mason Jar Cafe featuring Destiny from Al-Van Humane Society


Destiny is a sweet, beautiful girl who was returned to us after not getting along with the resident cat, and she is looking for a cat/small animal free home. She would do best in a quiet home, but with someone who is willing to get her some good exercise, as she is still young and very active. Destiny is uncomfortable and nervous with new people when she first meets them, but slowly opens up, and will gently ask for love and attention once she starts trusting you. She needs someone willing to give her this time, and to keep up with her exercise and training so she can blossom. She is willing to meet a new dog friend, but this introduction too might take some time. Destiny is a good listener and very loyal when she gets to know you. She finds a favorite toy and sticks with it! Her current favorite is an orange and blue rubber bone. She sits when asked and is great on a leash. She’s doing well learning not to react to other dogs she sees, but will need consistent work on that. Add a little canned food to her bowl and she’ll be your best friend. She loves soft, jerky-like treats, especially if they smell like bacon! Destiny is a little under 3 years old and is 42 lbs. She is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and heartworm negative. If you are interested in adopting Destiny, fill out an application at You can also call us at (269)637-5062, or visit our adoption center at 07591 Blue Star Hwy in South Haven, and we can help you with the application process.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Monday, December 2, 2022


Lisa from Berrien Community Foundation is joined by Christine Vanlandingham of the Region VI Area Agency on Aging to talk about the importance of the Senior Care Kits program and how people in our area benefit, and can participate as volunteers. You can sign up to volunteer at [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with United Way of Southwest Michigan – Tuesday, December 6, 2022


Lorraine Day, an Employee Campaign Coordinator, tells us about her experience coordinating her workplace campaign for United Way of Southwest Michigan locally at Mid-West Family Southwest Michigan and how other workplaces can get involved in coordinating their own campaigns, too. Find out more or donate at [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Cornerstone Alliance – Monday, December 5, 2022


Zack is joined by Jessica Boyd and Cathy Tilley from Cornerstone Alliance, as well as Contractor Todd Lohenry to talk about Indiana Michigan Power‘s Energy Waste Reduction program for commercial and industrial customers. If you want to learn about this program or how to partner with Cornerstone, head to!... [Read Full Story]