Berrien Community Foundation Executive Director Lisa Cripps-Downey is focused on family, community development
Crockpots and pressure cookers.
That’s how Lisa Cripps-Downey gets through her busy life as wife and mother, community advocate, playwright and executive director of the Berrien Community Foundation.
This small town girl who grew up in Niles has made her mark on the lakefront town of St. Joseph, where she now calls home.
The University of Michigan alum’s resume is full of titles held in southwest Michigan — ranging from Buchanan High School theater director to news reporter. Today, ...
Dainty Maid in South Bend revitalized as ‘Cops and Doughnuts: The Dainty Maid Precinct’
When Dainty Maid shop owner David Hab died Feb. 5, 2016, the bakery closed shop at 231 S. Michigan St. in South Bend. For six months the downtown area was devastatingly devoid of the usual smells of freshly baking doughnuts, until the long arm of the law swooped in to rescue the shop and its following of hungry customers.
In late August, Clare, Michigan-based Cops and Doughnuts bought the bakery, restoring the shop and reviving some of the same recipes that first drew customers to the ...
Cass County structures played large role in Abolitionist Movement
Old homes are said to have secrets. The Bonine House at M-60 and Penn Road in Vandalia, Michigan, embodies this adage in a profound way. In addition to its place as an architectural treasure, it boasts a rich, mysterious legacy from perhaps the most turbulent period of American history.
Originally the home of abolitionists James E. Bonine and Sarah Bogue, the Bonine House is widely appreciated as one of the finest examples of Second Empire Victorian architecture in the region. Its stature is ...