Dog Days of Summer

What exactly are the Dog Days of Summer? Originally it was thought that this was an evil time when the sea would boil, wine would turn sour, and both men and dogs would go mad. This might seem pretty harsh, but the truth is the sun can be brutal, and having protection from the harmful UV rays is... (read more)



Newton House 1st Sundays

Newton House  20689 Marcellus Highway, Decatur, MI 49045 (Adjacent to Fred Russ Forest Park)   June 4 - Plein-Air Paintings 1 to 4:30 p.m. Blue Dart Artists will display and talk about their Newton House Art Works.   July 2 - Garden Party 1 to 4:30 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to... (read more)



June Anniversaries

The Cass County COA would like to recognize the following employees that have work anniversaries in June:   Mike Faunce - 8 years Sadie Watson - 7 years Danielle Dilts - 6 years Marty Heirty - 4 years    



Dueling for Dollars Fundraiser

What a night! Dueling for Dollars, held at Marion Magnolia Farms, to a sold-out crowd, raised nearly $35,000 for our Meals on Wheels program! We had such a fun evening and want to thank all of our local sponsors, silent auction donors, and community members that contributed. If you would still like... (read more)



Celebrating Seniors in May

Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by the Administration for Community Living, OAM is a time for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends, and strengthen our commitment to honoring our older... (read more)



COA Summer Concert Series Announced

The COA’s Summer Concert Series is back by popular demand.  Join us at the COA Lowe Center’s Pavilion for some great music and an opportunity to buy some good food from food truck vendors.    Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy there free outdoor concerts.   Concerts: June 16 Memphis... (read more)



Friends of Brownsville School looking for people who attended an integrated, one-room school

The Friends of Brownsville School, a committee of the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County, is launching an oral history project.    Did you attend an integrated, one-room school in Cass County?  If so, the Friends of Brownsville School would like to talk to you!  As announced in November,... (read more)



Cass County Historical Society Lecture & Event Series

APRIL 18           Annual Show ‘N Tell – Cass District Library Main Branch - Cassopolis - Bring your antiques and heirlooms and share your family history! -   Location: 319 M-62, Cassopolis, MI 49031   MAY 23            Living off the Land – Pokagon Tribe – Dowagiac  - Join us for a food sampling... (read more)



Three new members elected to the board of directors

Three new members were elected to the COA Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting on April 26.  The three new members are Cynthia Boss, Carol Churchill, and Audrey Salesberry.   Cynthia Boss is a resident of Village of Cassopolis and has worked for the Internal Revenue Service.  She is a graduate... (read more)



Two COA Board Members retire from the board

Jim Beebe and Marilu Franks, two long-time members of the COA board, have retired.  The COA bylaws state that board members can serve a maximum of three 3-year terms (for a total of 9 years).   Both have been active volunteers and particpants, and they have helped the COA grow a lot in the past... (read more)