The Friends of Silverbrook Cemetery meet the third Thursday each month at 7 p.m. at the Niles Law Enforcement Complex, located at Main St and Silverbrook Ave.
In addition to discussing progress made with our restoration and education projects, we feature a Guest Speaker. Past speakers have given talks about the history of Niles, gravestone restoration, and biographies of leading citizens. Many of our members also have interests in genealogy and local history. Members, nonmembers, and guests are always welcome to attend at no cost.
May 2016 Flowers
- Published: August 15, 2016 August 15, 2016
The Friends of Silverbrook Cemetery will meet on Thursday, August 18 at 7 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Complex, 1600 Silverbrook Ave. in Niles.
As always, the public is welcome and there is no fee to attend.
- Published: July 18, 2016 July 18, 2016
Click the picture below to see an album of photos taken this past Memorial Day at Silverbrook Cemetery.
- Published: June 3, 2016 June 3, 2016
This year, Silverbrook Cemetery was pleased to have Phil Hurlbutt and Peg Maiers from The Flower Cart join the American Legion Post 26 Memorial Day Ceremony in front of the Mausoleum at Silverbrook, representing The Memorial Day Flower Fund, a new nationwide program which donates red roses to cemeteries across the nation for families to place a free red rose on a Veteran's grave. Across the United States, 300 retailers and organizations participated in and donated to the Memorial Day Flower Event. The City of Niles, The Friends of Silverbrook, and all local citizens who attended would like to thank Phil and Peg for bringing this new program to Silverbrook Cemetery. The red roses were beautiful, and meaningful for all the families who participated in this year's ceremony. This year at Arlington National Cemetery, 200 volunteers handed out and placed 140,000 roses on graves in Arlington, VA. What a nice gesture to honor our Veterans.
Click here to see more photos from Memorial Day 2016 at Silverbrook Cemetery.
- Published: August 11, 2015 August 11, 2015
Exciting news!!! See Niles Daily Star article re July 15 City Council Actions!
Niles prohibits parking on portion of Broadway Street
Niles Daily Star, Published 9:13am Wednesday, July 15, 2015
After a trial run, the Niles City Council voted unanimously on Monday to permanently prohibit parking on a portion of Broadway Street in order to improve traffic flow and the mobility of emergency service vehicles.
Parking is no longer allowed on Broadway Street between Fifth and Seventh streets.
Originally open to parking, the council approved a temporary traffic order prohibiting parking to that portion of Broadway Street in September of 2014 in order to facilitate traffic movement during construction of the new Main Street Bridge.
City staff determined that the parking ban was beneficial to everyday traffic movement, including fire and ambulance vehicles, during the temporary traffic order period.
Administrator Ric Huff and Public Works Director Joe Ray recommended that the council make it permanent.
Also Monday, the council:
• Scheduled a public hearing for 5:50 p.m. Aug. 10 to receive input from the community on the proposed 2016 budget.
• Approved a request by the parks and recreation board to sponsor the Niles Trails & Ales event in Riverfront Park July 31 to Aug. 2.
• Approved a request from the chamber of commerce to hold a craft beer and wine festival from 2 to 10 p.m. Aug. 1 in Riverfront Park.
• Approved a request from the Berrien County Cancer Service to hold a 5K fun run and walk on Second Street and in Plym Park beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.