Month: July 2015

Why I Love Michiana: Barbara Craig

In 1995, Barbara Craig turned a two-week temporary job at Lake Michigan College into a career. Barbara, who hails from Kindlington, Oxfordshire in England, had just received her green card and was looking for a job. She answered an ad for a temp job at the college, and from there […]

Do-it-yourself patio cooler

With summer upon us, many are anxiously awaiting the warm temperatures to enjoy the outdoors. Living in an area with all four seasons can be an amazing experience, but when summer rolls around we tend to try and soak up every ounce of the season after bunkering down in the […]

Dining at its finest

As the sign welcoming visitors to its city limits reads, the community of South Bend is, “Building a 21st Century city.” Once a powerhouse of industry, the Indiana city has reinvented its economy over the last decade, on the backs of new and inventive businesses focused on services, technology, entertainment […]

Party in style

SAWYER, Mich. — With the sound of crickets chirping, the smell of bonfires burning and the sight of fireflies lighting up the sky, it’s safe to say summer has made its way to Michiana. You know what that means? It’s party time! During a season that flies by as quickly […]

Finding peace of mind

Today’s tech-heavy, non-stop society barely has time to breathe, let alone meditate. Parents, in particular, are perpetually on the go. Chauffeuring children, battling work deadlines, preparing meals, sifting through a barrage of emails and hashtagging the next all-engrossing tweet are some of the things that absorb their days. Everyone is […]

Plan a day trip to Harbor Country

While Harbor Country has been dubbed “A Land for All Seasons,” summer is arguably the best time to spend a day or two in southwest Michigan’s 15-mile belt of beautiful beachside towns. The area — which includes New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Michiana, Grand Beach, Lakeside, Harbert, Union Pier and Sawyer […]

Art builds community

The Benton Harbor Arts District has built a reputation as a vibrant artistic community rich with creativity. Located near the Harbor Shores neighborhood, the Arts District boasts unique restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops and a variety of galleries. But it wasn’t always that way. A key component in the revitalization of Benton […]