Jill McCaughan, Author at Leader Publications

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Water Wonderland

Michigan Water Trails website helps make trip-planning easier SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Back in 1970, 15-year-old Rick Brill and several friends made the local newspaper when ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:39 am

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Benton Harbor couple will celebrate 60 years together

BENTON HARBOR—It’s no secret that more than 50 percent of American marriages end in divorce, and that common knowledge is backed up by the 2011 ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:37 am

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Carrying the torch

ADURO Productions hopes to entertain community with new event ST. JOSEPH — Hoping to provide Southwest Michigan with a new option for family-friendly, outdoor music ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:32 am

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Patriotic festival returns to Baroda

BARODA — On July 26, the Village of Baroda will welcome as many as 8,000 visitors to the Support Our Troops Festival, an event designed ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:31 am

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Party in the Vineyard

Domaine Berrien Cellars showcases art, wine, music at the 10th annual festival BERRIEN SPRINGS—It’s that time of year again when Domaine Berrien Cellars throws open ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:27 am

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Dowagiac offers weekend fun for the whole family

DOWAGIAC — Visitors and residents in the Dowagiac area have a fun-filled weekend to look forward to with the return of the Summer in the ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:26 am

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Ring in the season early

BENTON HARBOR — It’s been just over 6 months since Christmas came and went, and even if you haven’t started to miss all of the ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:30 am

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Cracker returns to rock Acorn

THREE OAKS — Local “Crumbs”— that is, diehard fans of Cracker — probably already know that the rock band fronted by David Lowery will be ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:24 am

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Church of the Mediator offers variety of events for community

HARBERT — The Episcopal Church of the Mediator, located at 14280 Red Arrow Highway., has a wide variety of events planned in the upcoming weeks, ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:18 am

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‘Coriolanus’

Pigeon Creek Company does Shakespeare like audiences have never seen him before ST. JOSEPH — “To be, or not to be? That is the question.” ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:46 am

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Are you up for it?

Urban Adventure Games offers diverse challenges for Michiana athletes SOUTH BEND — If you’re an athletic person who has wanted to get to know South ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:42 am

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Still ‘Bad to the Bone’

George Thorogood and The Destroyers rocking hard after 40 years MICHIGAN CITY—Since late February, George Thorogood and the Destroyers have been crisscrossing North America, playing ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:17 am

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North Lake Park offers variety of recreational opportunities

LINCOLN CHARTER TOWNSHIP—With Grand Mere State Park located just to its south, Lincoln Charter Township’s North Lake Park might often be overlooked, but it is ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:13 am

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Where are they now?

SBMA and Snite exhibitions showcase the sculptural work of Notre Dame alumni SOUTH BEND—This summer, sculpture lovers in the Michiana area have the unique opportunity ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:08 am

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Swim, bike, run

Sister Lakes Triathlon returns for fourth year SISTER LAKES — Back for its fourth year, the Sister Lakes Triathlon will be drawing both athletes and ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:04 am

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Taste of Tri-County

Orchards Mall offering a variety of special events and new amenities BENTON HARBOR—Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Orchards Mall, which is located at 1800 Pipestone ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:00 am

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Tours showcase St. Joe’s historic buildings, monuments and sculpture collection

ST. JOSEPH—Besides the beautiful beaches and the many recreational opportunities afforded by the lake and the river, one of the aspects that draws tourists to ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:50 am

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Food, fun and a history lesson

VANDALIA — From July 11 through 13, the Village of Vandalia will host the fifth annual Underground Railroad Days, providing visitors with an exciting “opening ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:37 am

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Diamond in the rough

Rocky Gap Park could shine even more with proposed improvements BENTON TOWNSHIP — Just a few miles north of St. Joseph off of M-63, Rocky ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:34 am

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53rd Krasl Art Fair will have something to offer for everyone

ST. JOSEPH — For the 53rd year, the Krasl Art Center’s Art Fair on the Bluff will be returning to St. Joseph’s Lake Bluff Park ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:26 am

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New generation takes over

SOUTH BEND — It used to be that when one generation decided to retire from running a family-owned business, the next generation would automatically step ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:25 am

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Full steam ahead

Train still going strong after 20 years If you’ve been waiting on Train to release a new album, you’re not alone. The members of the ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:22 am

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All aboard!

Greenbush, Sunset Coast team up to offer trolley service SAWYER — Tourists from all around come to southwest Michigan to enjoy the wineries and craft ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:19 am

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The Sky’s the Limit

Fireworks displays set to light up Michiana MICHIANA — “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:13 am

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Serenity and Seclusion by the Shore

HAGAR TOWNSHIP—Living so close to some of the most beautiful beaches in America, every area resident seems to have a favorite, go-to lakeside spot. Whether ... Read more

by Jill McCaughan, Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:55 am

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