Month: February 2015

Southwestern Michigan College founder chronicles history of building school

Fifty years after his dream turned into a reality, recently retired Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Fred Mathews chronicled the challenges he and others faced building a community college in Dowagiac, Michigan. Mathews spent nearly 19 years writing “Triumph Over Adversity,” a candid look at the history […]

Rocky River offers ‘farm-to-fork’ experience

GRANGER, Ind. — From the minimalist wooden décor to the very name of the restaurant itself, nearly every aspect of Granger’s Rocky River Tap & Table is a reflection of the core values of its conception: freshness and simplicity. Despite having only been open since July, the American-style bistro is […]

Do-it-yourself Envelope Pillow Case

Sewing can be a daunting task, especially for those who are just starting out. This envelope pillow case is a perfect project for a beginner or someone simply looking to spice up their home décor. The best part is that you can take a pillow you already own, make as […]

A walk through history

Standing in the doorway of the Oliver Mansion, guests are likely to be overwhelmed by the sheer immensity of the inside of the home. A large sweeping mahogany staircase extends up three floors from the main hall adjacent to the doors. To the right, an immaculately decorated parlor provides a […]

How to keep your weight loss resolutions

Weeks into the new year, some may already be struggling to keep up with weight loss resolutions. St. Joseph native Kat Barry — a health enthusiast, vegan cookbook editor and certified yoga instructor — has several tips for maintaining weight loss all year long. • Keep a journal: Barry said […]