Month: April 2015

The house that Judith built

Sitting on a wooden table in the corner of the Niles barn is a unique artifact from the animal kingdom. But this didn’t come from your typical barnyard animal. Then again, this isn’t your typical barn. Judith Racht, who owns the barn-turned-house, points out the shell of an elephant’s foot […]

A taste of Italy

NEW BUFFALO — With its rustic yellow-brick exterior, luscious foliage and spacious outdoor patio, Brewster’s Italian Café would fit right in the heart of Italy. Thankfully for local foodies, the restaurant is located just off the shore of Lake Michigan in downtown New Buffalo. For the past 22 years, the […]

A recipe for success

Tim Foley knows the value of people. The owner of Bit of Swiss knows the artisan bakery he and his wife have operated the past two decades would not be the popular attraction it is today without the loyalty and support of his family, staff and customers. This is why, […]

Grain to glass

Tucked away in the charming town of Three Oaks, Michigan, just a few miles east of Lake Michigan, stands the historic Warren Featherbone Factory. The building, which functioned as a corset and buggy whip factory in the late 19th Century, has been gracefully converted into Journeyman, Michiana’s very own “grain […]

Dreams do come true

In a role that critics say begs the dancer to “crash and burn,” Amber Neumann shocked audiences as she broke into tears onstage during a heartfelt performance of “Infra.” To get into character for her role in renowned choreographer ayne MacGregor’s contemporary ballet which goes behind the scenes of city […]

Growing your way to good health

I don’t know about you but when it comes to gardening I don’t have much of a “green thumb” — or maybe any at all — but, like a growing number of Americans, I am getting more and more concerned about the foods I’m eating: where they come from, if […]

Romantic getaways minutes from the coast

With another brutal winter hopefully behind Michiana residents, couples all over the region are anxious to get out of the house and spend some quality time together. Like the return of birds chirping and spring bulbs peeking through the melting snow, seasonal lakeside businesses are beginning to open their doors […]