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Try These Digital Jigsaw Puzzles

If you're staying indoors more this winter, jigsaw puzzles are a great way to spend your time. Our digital puzzles are updated with winter scenes South Bend, Mishawaka and elsewhere around The Bend. Give them a try! RELATED CONTENT: Make The Bend Your Virtual Background The Golden Dome Photo by…

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Stream these Titles with Local Connections

Among the things we could use as we stay at home and practice social distancing: Something to watch. But what to choose? Turns out we can help with that. Here's our guide to seven things you can stream from home with serious ties to the local area. Prancer This under-the-radar, uplifting holiday…

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Send Season's Greetings from The Bend

Whether it's connecting with family from afar or catching up with friends you haven't seen in awhile, many of us will send season's greetings over the next few weeks. Now you can add a local touch by choosing from our holiday cards featuring scenes from around The Bend. Pick your favorite card then…

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Play These South Bend Songs

Whether it's Umphrey's McGee or the Notre Dame fight song, certain songs and singers have special connections here. David Jameson Harris, a musician from South Bend, is adding to this soundtrack. Harris recently released the song "South Bend Town." He's doing so in partnership with South Bend…

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Take a History Tour of The Bend

An iconic moment in the Civil Rights Movement has connections to The Bend. Unveiled in June 2017 at Leighton Plaza in downtown South Bend, a statue (pictured above) commemorates a historic photo capturing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, former president of the University of…

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Experience The Bend from Home

As we practice social distancing, travel remains on hold. Yet there are still ways to connect with your favorite places from a distance. Whether it's a look from the Golden Dome or incorporating a local restaurant's recipe, here are some ideas for experiencing The Bend from home. Live Looks at The…

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Island Park: A Must-See in Indiana

The secret is out on one of The Bend’s charming parks. Island Park, adjacent to the Century Center in downtown South Bend, overlooks the St. Joseph River. USA Today in 2017 named it as one of “25 Must-See buildings in Indiana.” It should come as no surprise; Island Park offers a distinct view of the…

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South Bend's River Lights Shine Bright

Sunset brings one of The Bend’s finest public art displays to life. Unveiled in 2015 as part of South Bend’s 150 th birthday celebrations, the South Bend River Lights are now a fixture of the downtown landscape. Vibrant color washes over the St. Joseph River, highlighting the “Keepers of the Fire”…

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The Renaissance Returns to Mishawaka

The 6th annual Michiana Renaissance Festival will be held at Kamm Island Park in downtown Mishawaka on August 27-28 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm each day. The English Renaissance began in the early 1500's through the 1600's. The Elizabethan Era during Queen Elizabeth 1's reign is the focus of the…

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Welcome Back, Notre Dame Grads!

WELCOME BACK, NOTRE DAME GRADS! It’s about to be a weekend chalk full of old stories, walking down memory lane and visiting the Grotto like you did countless times as a student. You may be spending time on campus reminiscing about going for a run around the lakes, your favorite game day experience…

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