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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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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. 8 Unique #OnlyinTheBend Gifts…

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4 Reasons to Visit New Carlisle

Smaller towns around The Bend aren't just places to pass through on your way to the city. New Carlisle is one of our finest examples. Situated 15 miles west of South Bend, it’s the definition of small town America — quiet, quaint, unassuming. Here are some of the top reasons to visit this charming…

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6 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in The Bend

Mother's Day is May 9 and that means it's time to treat mom to a special meal, a gift or both. Here are some ideas for what to do this Mother's Day around The Bend. Dine Out What mom wants to cook for Mother's Day? Answer: not many. If you want to take it off her to-do list. If you're looking for…

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Shopping in Mishawaka's Retail District

Mishawaka is more than a collection of parks along the St. Joseph River. University Park Mall is the focal point of a regional shopping destination. The collection of shops in the mall and along Grape Road and Main Street represent national brands often associated with bigger metropolitan areas. The…

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