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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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2016 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid

2016 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich., to be held May 24-29, 2016

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Deer Creek Hunt Club

Deer Creek is a world class sporting clay and hunting facility, nestled on 500 acres of beautiful ravine woodlands, streams, rolling hills, and contoured cover fields.

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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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Fish Stalker Charters

Captain Kevin Roberts offers you a sport fishing charter service on beautiful Lake Michigan. All trips leave from and return to Brian's Marina located on the St. Joe River with a choice of morning or evening trips for salmon and trout.

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Fisherman's Wharf St. Joseph

It's a welcome home away from home, an adventurer’s yearning, a young one’s playground, another’s rest stop, a fisherman’s delight…What is your pleasure?

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Point O' Woods Golf and Country Club

Point O' Woods is a full service private country club located in the southwest corner of Michigan, just minutes away from Lake Michigan.

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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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Sister Lakes Corridor Improvement Authority

“Community Improvements leads to Continued Development”

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St. Joseph Junior Foundation Sailing School (SJJF)

The mission of the SJJF (a non-profit organization) is to teach sailing and water safety to children and adults at an affordable price.

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Sunset Coast Striders

Celebrating, supporting, and growing the running and endurance sports community in Southwest Michigan through training, connecting, and empowering individuals of all athletic abilities. Run. Bike. Walk. Connect. Grow. We Run Southwest Michigan!

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The First Tee of Benton Harbor

The mission of The First Tee of Benton Harbor is to positively impact the lives of our local youth by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote future potential through the game of golf.

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The Golf Club at Harbor Shores

Since its highly anticipated opening in July 2010, the Golf Club at Harbor Shores has quickly become a premier destination for golfers from throughout the Midwest.

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Third Coast Paddling: Paw Paw River Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals

Rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard on the Paw Paw River! Explore beautiful wetlands and paddle through Harbor Shores golf course. Reservations for groups of less than 10 are not necessary - just show up, and you'll be on the water in no time!

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Michigan Winters, Michigan Wines

Written by White Pine Winery on 06/20/2016

In the height of summer, it's easy to forget about the cold winds and snow that inhabit Michigan's Great Southwest. However, the winter greatly impacts the wine we are able to enjoy year round!

Dr. Dave Miller from White Pine Winery shares how the winters of the last few years have shaped our region's wines.

 

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(L) White Pine Winery Vineyards in fall of 2013
(R) Dave Miller PhD, author, Owner / Winemaker at White Pine Winery and Vineyards, LLC


I read a blog I wrote about this time in 2014 just after some of the coldest weather we’ve had in decades. I knew we were in for little to no crop on Vitis vinifera grapevines that year and I was right.  I had no idea that we would have similar weather again in 2015 with a similar result – little to no crop on Vitis vinifera varieties (e.g. Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet franc, Merlot).  Having two years in a row with little to no crop on those vines is unprecedented in Michigan.  

 

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U-Pick Fruit in Michigan's Great Southwest

Written by Tess Carragher on 06/15/2016

Michigan’s Great Southwest is known for beaches, rolling vineyards, fragrant orchards, and some of the best fruit in the country.  

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Ripe and ready peach from the 2015 season at Nye's Apple Barn

“The Fruit Belt” hugs the shoreline, offering the perfect soil and delayed frost for a wide variety of fruit. One of our favorite summer activities is picking the local produce ourselves; here’s our u-pick plan for the first part of summer! 

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Father's Day Weekend in Michigan's Great Southwest

Written by Tess Carragher on 06/13/2016

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th. We found some awesome options to celebrate all weekend long. Here’s our plan...not just for Dads!

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Third Coast Paddling offers kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals on the banks of the Paw Paw River. They are open every day from 10:00-6:00!

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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