This weekend, June 14 and 15, WNIT Public Television will launch four new episodes of Harbor Lights TV on WNIT 34.1. The episodes will air on Fridays at 6pm and repeat on Saturdays at 4:30pm. In total, Harbor Lights TV is an eight-episode, 30-minute television series in magazine format created, produced and hosted by Benton Harbor native Dawn Yarbrough and aired in partnership with WNIT. Harbor Lights will feature positive stories about the interesting projects, people, places and events in communities throughout Southwestern Michigan.
The series will:
- Investigate the positive stories of our citizens and communities and inform and educate our citizens about the myriad of existing opportunities.
- Showcase the great things that happen when community members work together.
- Highlight the businesses, cultural, family activities, sports and natural beauty found in our area and encourage tourism among our residents and visitors.
Stories to be featured on Harbor Lights TV include:
- The extraordinary community effort in creating the Three Oaks Community Garden.
- Restoration of the area's precious natural resources, waters, parks and trails.
- Children involved with the local YMCA and The Boys and Girls Club, as well as the adult volunteers.
- Spotlights of the numerous education programs for kindergarten age to senior citizens.
- Information on numerous health care services and tips on general good well being.
Dawn Yarbrough, a native of Benton Harbor, will not only be the host for Harbor Lights TV, but is also the creator, executive producer, and fundraiser. Harbor Lights TV will feature many activities that people can participate in along the Southwestern Michigan coast, as well as the activities that take place in the culture, which is beautiful all year round. A look will be taken at the fruit growing region and stops will be made at the old fashioned roadside stands where the fruit is sold. Southwestern Michigan has one of the best wine producing climates in North America and the Wine Country will also be featured. WNIT will co-produce and air the series.