Merrifield Ice Rink is scheduled to open for the winter season next week. Tentative opening day is set for Wednesday, December 5th for rentals, and Friday, December 7th for public/open skate. Due to unseasonably warm temperatures, this is a little later than usual.
Join us Saturday, December 8th for the 2012 "Winterfest In Our Hometown" festivities and help stock the Mishawaka Food Pantry at the same time! This free, family-friendly event is from 5pm - 8pm at Merrifield Park and Ice Rink, and includes ice skating, refreshments, a bonfire, live nativity, hayrides, a visit with Santa, carolers and much more!
Finish the weekend with a FREE Holiday Concert by "Everyday People" at the Battell Center Auditorium on Sunday, December 9th from 6-8pm. Hope to see you there!
A longtime Mishawaka tradition has been the donation of a Christmas Tree, by a Mishawaka family, for the “lighting of the tree” in downtown Beutter Park. Many trees that have been donated in the past come with a story about when it was planted or what is has meant to the family. The family is invited to the lighting ceremony in downtown Beutter Park on November 30th to be the guests of honor at the ceremony and “flip the switch” to light the tree.
Effective November 19, 2012, Indiana Social Security offices will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning January 2, 2013, offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.
On November 23, the day after Thanksgiving, all Social Security field offices will be closed to the public to allow employees working that day to focus on reducing backlogged workloads.