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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’ ...

Buchanan dentist competes on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Abigail Paul, of Buchanan, was sitting around with friends one day watching “American Ninja Warrior,” when one of her friends turned to her and said, “I think you could do that.” At first, Abigail brushed off her friends’ suggestions as the idea of appearing on the extreme sports show seemed like a far off possibility, but the more she thought about it, the more she liked the idea of participating in the competition and challenging herself by doing so. Eventually, she had a friend ...

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 customers with a pleasurable experience for their eyes and mouths alike. Since opening more than four years ago, The Rock has established itself as a destination for not just residents of ...

Benton Harbor restaurant has unique mission

Walking into Mosaic On Main, one is struck by the brightness of the room, shown both in the design, the clean shine, and the exuberance of those behind the counter. Entry to the building is greeted by smiling faces, welcoming hellos, the smells of fresh coffee and the eclectic, locally sourced, cooked to order menu. The community-minded eatery is housed at 325 W. Main St. in Benton Harbor, a location which has seen numerous restaurants come and go, but it is the intention of those who work ...

One outstanding Teen

After a week full of 13-hour practices, preliminary competition, volunteer work and panel interviews, Katie Preston was exhausted when she took the Rosen Center Stage in Orlando, Florida. After hearing her name called among the top 10 contestants in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant, Katie took center stage to represent the Great Lakes State with her talent, a vocal performance of “Think of Me” from “Phantom of the Opera.” Dressed in a black and white satin dress with a red ...

5 for foodies bakeries

Few things in life are more satisfying that freshly baked desserts. Holiday baking season is around the corner, but if you want to avoid heating up your kitchen during the dog days of summer, Michiana has dozens of different, excellent bakeries to explore. Whether you are someone who is looking to have a wedding catered, or you want a quick snack before work, these five bakeries are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Indulgence Bakery Sean Wojtkowski, owner of Indulgence, has been baking ...

SLR Pilates offers aerial yoga

Preparing for a pose, Nicole Kellogg, an instructor at SLR Pilates in Niles, takes a deep breath and leans backwards into a yoga position. Hanging upside down from a looped hammock attached to the ceiling, she is not doing regular yoga. She is taking part in aerial yoga, one of the biggest fitness fads to hit yoga studios in recent years. Trending in places such as Los Angeles and New York City, aerial yoga, which adds to traditional yoga by suspending someone mid-air using nylon hammocks, is ...

Cass Family Clinic CEO dedicated to Michiana

When asked what her favorite part of her job as CEO of Cass Family Clinic Network is, Mary Middleton does not hesitate. “I get to tell the story.” The story of her own journey with Cass Family Clinic Network began in 1981, but the story of the family clinic started with humble beginnings of a private practice in 1964. What began as a small facility with two doctors seeing patients eventually evolved into a rural health clinic that is known today as the Cass Family Clinic Network, employ...