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12 Days of Giving: Jeff Neumann

Dowagiac insurance agent Jeff Neumann always has two things on the mind: ministry and service. Originally a youth pastor, Jeff joined the insurance business in order to spread more ministry in the community. It was then that he realized he could minister just as well if he stayed in his position as an insurance agent and spend his free time to leading worship at churches and volunteering in the community. It was this quest for community volunteerism that led Jeff to Action Ministries, where he ...

Tippecanoe Place combines fine dining, historic atmosphere

As soon as they witness the old stony façade as they pull into the parking lot and approach the large vintage wooden doors of restaurant’s front entrance, visitors of South Bend’s Tippecanoe Place should realize they are in not in for a typical fine dining experience. Once the home of the powerful Studebaker family, the nearly 130-year-old mansion, located at the corner of West Washington and Taylor Street, is now home to one of the Indiana city’s most popular dining destinations — ...

Niles man uses flowers to express his creativity, family history

Customers walking into East Main Gardens, located at 1521 East Main St. in Niles, will first be greeted by a waft of fresh, floral fragrance as they open the door to the small flower shop. As they move further into the store, they will notice a sea of orange and brown colored flowers and decorations celebrating the Thanksgiving season covering every surface from the checkout counter to white chair in the corner of the shop, before settling on the friendly face of Mike Peters, the store’s ...

Slocum’s Gifts, Décor and More returns to Buchanan

Whether searching for the perfect accent piece to brighten up a dull room or a gift handcrafted by an area artist, those who search Slocum’s Gifts Décor and More at 111 Main St. in Buchanan, will find something to help them make a statement. This has been business owner Penny Slocum-Correa’s mission since her passion for interior decorating began at an early age. Growing up in Buchanan, Correa sometimes woke in the middle of the night and crept to the living to re-arrange her parents’ ...

Expert offers tips for beating the scale during Christmas season

Danielle Gainer has a strong passion and professional background for helping people overcome chronic disease, obesity, depression and unhealthy habits through healthy lifestyle change. She holds a bachelor’s in wellness from Oakland University and various certifications. What are challenges presented by holidays when it comes to nutrition? The biggest nutritional challenge during the holiday season is the temptation to overindulge in rich and sweet foods. The holidays present many ...

Why I love Michiana

Jewish Federation director enjoys Midwest communities Ben Davis was hired as the executive director of the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley in January of 2014. He is originally from Chicago, but has worked in several cities in the Midwest including Minneapolis, Minnesota and Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a bachelor of science degree from Drexel University and a master of arts from the University of Minnesota. The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley is run by a team of staff and ...

5 for foodies: hot drinks

Autumn is a time for red and yellow blankets of leaves, crop harvest and, most importantly, coffee weather. There are few things as satisfying as sipping a cup of coffee — or a hot chocolate, if that’s your jam — while inside a coffee shop with fogged up windows surrounded by fellow coffee lovers. As you bundle up and prepare for the frigid chill of a Michiana winter, consider these cafés when looking for a place to warm your bones. Clifford’s Coffee Canal If you find yourself ...