Author: Mike Caldwell

Cup runneth over

Unique business model helps coffee shop build community It seems fitting that the maroon-painted brick building with the faded, green-striped awning stands at one of the most unique intersections in South Bend, Indiana. Four streets — Portage, DeMaude, California and Cottage Grove — all converge from a variety of directions, […]

Why I Love Michiana: Juan Ganum

Currently the Bridgman city manager, Juan Ganum spent 17 years working as the community development director in Niles. A native of Detroit and a Michigan State alum, Juan moved to Michiana two decades ago. Today, he resides in St. Joseph and enjoys spending time in big cities and having picnics […]

Life on Diamond Lake

Far removed from the metropolises of South Bend and Mishawaka or the busy shores of St. Joseph and New Buffalo, the humble streets and rolling fields that comprise the lands surrounding the village of Cassopolis paint a picture of idyllic rural living on Diamond Lake. Hidden behind the acres of […]

Come along for a unique journey

Milestones are life’s road signs that guide us through the years, creating touch points and memories that last forever. On a personal level, I’ve been blessed with many in recent weeks. I turned the big 4-0 in August. My youngest daughter started kindergarten in early September. My oldest daughter had […]