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How to Spend the Holiday Season in The Bend

Indiana's Tallest Outdoor Decorated Christmas Tree You might be wondering if this is a thing — it is! This massive tree is on display at the Inn at Saint Mary's, just off the Indiana Toll Road. It'll be officially lit for the season at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 7 and will make for a great photo op all season…

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Where to Go Holiday Shopping in The Bend

With the holiday season underway, it's time to get shopping for the people on your list. Many area stores and shops are open with coronavirus precautions in place. Start with some gift ideas, then dive into the places you can shop around The Bend this holiday season. 9 Unique #OnlyinTheBend Gifts…

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Shop Local at the Howard Holiday Market

There's something new in South Bend this year: The Howard Holiday Market. Local makers, entrepreneurs and artists are gathering at Howard Park over three weekends in November and December to offer shoppers their unique goods. This free, family friendly event will also include live entertainment…

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6 Picks: Things to Do this November

As the calendar turns into November, we're starting to make the transition toward cooler temperatures and (gasp!) maybe even a little snow. But that's no reason to stop exploring. November is a time to bundle up and stay outside. It's a time to catch a show. It's a time where you can dive into…

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The Bend's Best Donut Shops

Donuts, anyone? Whether you like long johns or jelly-filled or anything in between, there are no wrong answers when it comes to having a donut. Here is a list of locally owned shops around The Bend for when you’re in the mood for some delightfully fried dough to start your day. Country Bake Shop…

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Bringing Broadway to The Bend

Taking in a night of theater doesn’t necessarily mean visiting a big city. Instead you can visit The Bend, where the American Theatre Guild turns the Morris Performing Arts Center into a showcase for national touring productions like CATS and Rent. Check out the upcoming schedule to plan your night…

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6 Picks: Spots for Fall Color

Foliage season is almost here. Peak color change is expected to arrive the week of Oct. 18, according to this fall foliage predictor. So, it’s time to get the hiking boots ready and plan those autumn adventures. It’s foliage season, and we six picks for the top places around The Bend to see it for…

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Things to Do for Halloween in The Bend

Halloween Events Boo Bash Visit the St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 for Boo Bash. There will be a trunk-or-treat, haunted maze and more activities, plus a showing of "The Nightmare before Christmas." Zoo Boo An annual favorite, Zoo Boo offers the opportunity…

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6 Places to Celebrate Harvest Season

Fall isn’t synonymous with harvest season for nothing. Nothing says local like growers around South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding area bringing vegetables and other goods to market before winter takes hold. Whether it’s a pumpkin patch or farmers market, here are six places where you can…

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