Author: Ted Yoakum

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 […]

The Rock a destination for waterfront diners

There are few pairings as strong as great good and drink — especially when combined with a breathtaking location and relaxing atmosphere. Marcellus’ The Rock at Big Fish Lake appears to have nailed this formula perfectly. Nestled by the calm waters of Fish Lake in Cass County, the restaurant provides […]

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 […]

Small plates, big taste

GRANGER, Ind. — Five years ago, Michiana chef extraordinaire Sean Kelley accomplished a goal that many dream of the first moment they fall in love with food — opening his own restaurant. Moving into the former home of Wine Down Bistro in Granger’s City Plaza shopping center in 2010, Kelley’s […]