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Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals

Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals in beautiful St. Joe ... we offer family friendly Surrey bikes, beach cruiser bikes, tandem bikes, electric bikes, scooters and water rentals

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Benton Harbor - St. Joseph YMCA Family Center

Our Y community is a team of men, women, and children who are committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Stop in and see your newly renovated and expanded YMCA!

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Benton Harbor Public Library

Providing unlimited access to our world.

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Berrien County Youth Fair

BCYF.org is the official website of the Berrien County Youth Fair, in Berrien Springs Michigan. For over 50 years, families have made a tradition out of attending the Berrien County Youth Fair.

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Blossomtime Festival Inc.

The Grand Floral Parade is always held the first Saturday in May. Over 200,000 spectators annually enjoy the more than 125 units that roll down the street which includes floats, bands, clowns, antique cars and many other special units.

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Coastline Children's Film Festival

The mission of the Coastline Children's Film Festival is to bring high quality independent films and animation for children and young adults to the area.

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Curious Kids' Museum

Come to where Learning is Fun! We have permanent & traveling hands-on exhibits for toddlers-teens. This beach side setting is the perfect place to explore water exhibits, a climbing wall, Dance Recollections virtual reality room, a pin wall and more!

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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Located on the St. Joseph River between Niles and Buchanan. 105 acres of gardens, scenic woodlands, trails, and nature center. Thirteen sculptures on the grounds and an art gallery. Railway garden and nature adventure garden, cafe and gift shop.

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Hidden Pointe Fun Park

18 Holes of mini golf, arcade, softball & baseball batting cages. Newly installed Go-Cart Track! Concessions available or bring a picnic basket. Fun for the whole family!

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Nye's Apple Barn & Farms

Our Farm Market is literally seconds off of I-94, on your way Silver Beach. Quality locally home grown fruits/veggies. We grow our own raspberries, peaches, pears, plums, apples, grapes and vegetables, Amish baked goods, jam, honey, syrup.

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Piggott's Farm Market & Bakery

Piggott's Farm Market & Bakery offers the freshest Michigan produce in season. We feature all of your favorites including, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, tomatoes, pumpkins, fresh baked goods, fresh cut Christmas trees and much more!

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Red Arrow Club for Endurance Running and walking Sports (SWMI RACERS)

The Red Arrow Club for Endurance Running and walking Sports (RACERS) formed in 2012 as a 501(c)3 non-profit by a group of friends to promote running and walking in Southwest Michigan to stay active and healthy while supporting community events.

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Sarett Nature Center

Provides quality environmental education to folks of all ages in our community.

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Silver Beach Carousel Society

The Silver Beach Carousel is located just below the bluff in the Silver Beach Center in downtown St. Joseph. The Carousel includes 48 hand-carved, hand-painted figures - you only need one token to ride the carousel.

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St. Joseph Library

Creatively serving the community with diverse resources and learning opportunities.

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Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area

Swiss Valley is your destination for winter family fun. Just 45 minutes from St. Joseph our two quads & a triple chair lift service two terrain parks, beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain. Everyone can have a great time!

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Whirlpool Compass Fountain

Open daily from Noon-2pm and 5-9pm

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Wednesday Round Up: Spring Wine Part 3

Written by Tess Carragher on 04/27/2016

April is Michigan Wine Month! Local wineries recommended spring wines to us; we shared the flavor profiles the first week, then learned more about the winemakers and names last week. This week, we’re pairing food with the wine!

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Dablon Winery, Round Barn Winery, and Lemon Creek Winery pairings; photos from their Instagram accounts. Click to follow!

We asked wineries to give us 3 words to describe their spring wine, as well as recommended food pairings. Check out what the local wineries had to say!

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Summer Recipes from The Olive Cart

Written by Tess Carragher on 04/19/2016

Michigan's Great Southwest is rapidly transforming into a culinary destination. We've got some unique stores, and the Olive Cart is one of the anchors! 

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Olive Cart staff (St. Joseph Location) / Bottled options at the Olive Cart /Inside the St. Joseph tasting room

As spring turns into summer, and the temperatures warm, Olive Cart starts looking for fresh and exciting ways to delight your taste buds. CeCe Woodward, an Olive Cart store manager, knows her way around the store's products! She shared some of their favorite summertime recipes. They are:


Pineapple Grapefruit Balsamic Sorbet
Summertime Strawberry Balsamic Mojitos
Huckleberry Rice Krispie Bars

Read on for these recipes! 

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Whitney Behnke

Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

 Tess Carragher

Tess Carragher

Membership Coordinator
St. Joseph Today

Jill Stone

Former Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

Lauren Kniebes

Co-Owner
Lazy Ballerina Winery