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Eleven Inch Dahlgreen

Dahlgren guns were naval ordnance, designed by John A. Dahlgren USN, used in the period of the American Civil War. This Eleven Inch Dahlgren Cannon was made in 1864 and put here in 1897 as a Civil War memorial.

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John and Dede Howard Recreation Trail

The John and Dede Howard Recreation Trail is a multi-use path allowing for beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph River over most of the length.

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John and Dede Howard Skateboard Park

The John and Dede Howard Skate Park is an in-line skating, skateboarding, and BMX biking facility. Complete with ramps, rails and half-pipes. Helmets are recommended.

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Kiwanis Park and Dog Play Park

Something for everyone and beautiful all year round.

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Lake Bluff Park

Lake Bluff Park is located along the west side of Lake Boulevard along the top of the bluff, from Park Street north to State Street.

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Lion's Park Beach

Lions Park Beach located at the south end of Lions Park Drive, has three shelters, public restrooms, grills, picnic tables, and playground equipment.

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Lookout Park

Located on Lakeshore Drive north of Hawthorne Avenue, has two separate parking areas with picnic facilities allowing a scenic view of Lake Michigan.

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Milton Park

It is a passive park with a playfield and playground equipment. Perfect to round up your friends and kids and have a picnic and a game of frisbee with your dogs.

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Silver Beach County Park

Located below the bluff in downtown St. Joseph on Lake Street.

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Stubblefield Tennis Courts

Newly constructed tennis courts. Open for public use when not in use by St. Joseph Public Schools. First come first serve and restrooms are available. Located on Stadium Drive near St. Joseph High School.

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Tiscornia Park

A family oriented park located on sixteen acres along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in the northwest corner of the City.

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Wednesday Round Up: Summer Looks from Lana's

Written by Tess Carragher on 07/13/2016

Lana’s Boutique is a shopping destination for Michigan’s Great Southwest. For this Wednesday’s Round Up, staff at the St. Joseph boutique shared some of their favorite summer looks, perfect for a day right off Silver Beach. 

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Member Monday: Friends By Design

Written by Tess Carragher on 07/18/2016

Friends by Design
318 State St.   |   St. Joseph, MI 49085

The name “Friends by Design” has stuck with Susan Mason for 20 years. Strong friendships between women bloom with shared appreciation of clothes, accessories, and other expressions of personal style, so when Susan entered the retail world in early 2014 she aimed to create a place where these bonds could be cultivated and flourish. Friends by Design opened in March 2015, true to Susan’s long-term vision. 

 

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Wednesday Round Up: Traditional Chicago-Style Hot Dog Toppings with The Hot Dog Kart

Written by Tess Carragher on 07/06/2016

Standing at the corner of Broad and State St., the Hot Dog Kart is a destination for residents and visitors, with a hotly anticipated arrival each season. They are famous for their Chicago-style hot dogs, loaded with the traditional toppings.  For this Wednesday’s Round-Up, let’s talk Chicago-style hot dog toppings (as well as a great family business!). 

So what is a Chicago-style hot dog? It's a combination of tangy, sour, sweet, and seems strange at first glance. Here’s the building blocks:

7.6PoppyseedBun7.6TheFrank     7.6YellowMustard

poppyseed bun + all-beef franks + yellow mustard

7.6WhiteOnion7.6Tomatoes7.6DillPickleSpears

chopped white onions + tomato wedges + dill pickle spears

7.6SportPeppers7.6CelerySalt  7.6SweetPickleRelish

sport peppers + celery salt + sweet green relish



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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