Stephen Wirzylo

Huss Stories: We need each other

Stephen demonstrates a homemade drum as part of his session for making musical instruments out of recycled materials in the art tent at Huss Future Fest 2012. Around the time we were raising the funds for *cino to purchase Huss School in 2009, we received an out-of-the-blue blog comment from someone named Stephen Wirzylo in…

David Stewart

Huss Stories: David Stewart

(David helping with our first Underground Supper Club.) I have lived in Three Rivers for close to ten years. Somewhere in that timeline, Three Rivers changed from being “someplace I lived for now” to “someplace I’m enjoying living and would like to remain in.” There weren’t any Hallmark moments to commemorate this transition from temporary…

Florence Underground Supper Club

Underground Supper Club at Florence

It was truly ‘underground’ at this Sunday’s Underground Supper Club at Florence Church of the Brethren Mennonite, where soft lighting and cheery bunting transformed the basement level of the church into the “Comfort Food Café”. At the second Supper Club fundraiser of its kind, steaming dishes prepared by the *cino intentional community and passed family-style…

Hussagram: Face paint at Huss Future Festival 2012

At Future Festival 2012, Liesje Brouwer and Hannah Thyberg set up a tent for face painting. There were many different choices to choose from, but like this young man, many chose to be Spider-man. Liesje (as seen above) has had an exuberant amount of experience with face paint, beginning when she worked at a theme…

Huss Stories: Emily Ulmer

When I first moved to Three Rivers the great brick edifice that is Huss School was too large and looming for me to comprehend.   My arrival in the winter and the building’s lack of heat allowed me to acclimate to the idea of community development in Three Rivers slowly.  Usually I take a running leap…

Huss Stories 2: Extending a legacy from Boston to Three Rivers

This post is part of a multimedia series over the next several months of the Brick Campaign telling many of the stories that surround Huss School and the Huss Project.  Our second story comes to us from our friend Ryan in Boston.  Ryan went to college with some of *cino’s volunteer staff members and has…

Huss Stories 1: Remembering our history

This post is the first in what we hope will be a fascinating multimedia series over the next several months of the Brick Campaign telling many of the stories that surround Huss School and the Huss Project.  Our first story comes from Marilyn Bullard Abshire, who attended Murray J. Huss School in the late 1930s…

River Country Journal

Coverage of the brick campaign

River Country Journal, a wonderful local news source, covers the launch of the Huss Project Brick Campaign! Check out the article as well as all the rest of Bruce Snook’s thoughtful coverage of Southwest Michigan’s River Country.

Huss Stories: A Play explores past and future

Twinkling lights hung from the half disassembled drop ceiling in the kindergarten room as crowds gathered this past Friday and Saturday evening to enjoy Huss Stories: A Play. Christina, a *cino intern and theatre major at Calvin College, spent her summer interviewing, transcribing and organizing for the reader’s theatre-style production, which explored stories from the…

Local journal features Huss stories play

Christina Binder, one of our summer 2011 interns, is working on an oral history play that will gather and tell some of the stories of the historic Huss School. Local journalist Bruce Snook recently published a great story and interview about her project in the River Country Journal. Christina is a theatre student at Calvin…

The totally true story of 2009-2010 at Huss School

Once upon a time in a land not so far from here, a FOR SALE sign appeared. Now, this FOR SALE sign wasn’t just any old FOR SALE sign. It was planted deep in the frozen ground in front of Huss School, a 27,000 square foot building built in 1918 on four acres of land…