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Living like Proos: Senator’s home fit for family

As a state senator representing more than a quarter million southwest Michigan residents, John Proos’ commitments at the capitol in Lansing and across his tri-country district keep him on his toes. His responsibilities are far from over once he pulls his car into the parking lot of his two-story home in St. Joseph, though. On a warm, sunny Saturday in early May, John and his wife Kristy spent the morning busily tackling the usual early morning tasks — making a pot of fresh coffee, ...

In the Kitchen: Conway’s a popular breakfast, lunch destination in Three Oaks

Situated on a quiet street in Three Oaks’ downtown, visitors to the Harbor Country community can often find the inside of the small, white farmhouse-looking building packed to the gills on weekends, with lines sometimes extending out the doors. The coffee shop known as Conway’s has established itself as a spot for locals and visitors to Three Oaks alike to gather for breakfast and lunch — and not just for the restaurant’s freshly roasted coffee or its selection of dishes from across ...

Wonder abounds in St. Joseph: Coastal town a destination for adventure

The words from “The River Saint Joe” appear on one of the many outdoor sculptures that inhabit the coastal city’s downtown. Writer Ben King, or Benjamin Franklin King, Jr., lived a short life. Born on St. Patrick’s Day in St. Joseph, Michigan, in 1857, the piano prodigy and poet presented a baffling nature to his peers, But his words, which exude grace, humor and parody, will forever wrap an artful context around the pleasures that still abound. And why shouldn’t they? The ...