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Silver Beach Pizza expansion a hit with customers

A kaleidoscope of glass, metal and leather, the latest addition to one of Michiana’s most popular pizza destinations more closely resembles a modern microbrewery than the classic atmosphere of the former train depot down below. A closer look at the...

Silver Beach Pizza expansion a hit with customers
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Cassopolis rental lodge built for fellowship

Homes are synonymous with the idea of a sanctuary. An implicit belief buried in this notion is that a home has a singular family, but this is not the case for Ted and Brenda Gogol’s Knotty Pine Lodge. The sprawling 3,770-square-foot...

Cassopolis rental lodge built for fellowship
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Cup runneth over

Unique business model helps coffee shop build community It seems fitting that the maroon-painted brick building with the faded, green-striped awning stands at one of the most unique intersections in South Bend, Indiana. Four streets — Portage, DeMaude, California and Cottage...

Cup runneth over
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Growing faith

Granger Community Church celebrates 30 years of service in Michiana Some time after transplanting his wife and children to Granger, Indiana, in the mid-1980s, Mark Beeson found himself discouraged and questioning his decision to relocate. After parking his car outside the...

Growing faith
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Gondrezick girls dominate the court, charm off of it

Story by Allison Hayes & Ambrosia Neldon | Photography by Wes Jerdon/Westley Leon Studios When the final buzzer sounded after a basketball game in late February, the entire crowd in the packed Buchanan gymnasium erupted. Fans of both teams jumped...

Gondrezick girls dominate the court, charm off of it

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In the last three decades, Granger Community Church has grown from a small congregation that met weekly in a movie theater to a church thousands have attended. Issue eight of Michiana Life features a...

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In the last three decades, Granger Community Church has grown from a small congregation that met weekly in a movie theater to a church thousands have attended.

Issue eight of Michiana Life features an in-depth interview with Pastor Mark Beeson, who discusses the last 30 years of growing a church in the Michiana community and the milestones the congregation has reached, including baptizing its 7,000th Christian at GCC this year. Don't miss your issue!

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Silver Beach Pizza is a summer favorite in Michiana. Find out why in issue 8 of Michiana Life! ... See MoreSee Less

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South Bend Cubs about more than baseball To say the South Bend Cubs and Four Winds Field have been a match made in heaven for Michiana would be a bit of an understatement. The first minor league ...
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Local ice cream shops serve cool treats, each with their own unique flair

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! This age-old adage certainly takes on new meaning during the summer months in Michiana. As ...

Driving new business

A few Michiana business owners saw it coming — their enterprising drive and vision, suddenly here today and gone tomorrow. And driven right back ...
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