Summer 2013

How many times have you heard someone say, “there’s nothing to do”? If you’ve lived in the area for several years, you might think the same thing.

The staff of Life+Spaces stumble across fascinating people and places all the time – some a little bit “off the beaten track.” We decided to put together “The 50 Hot Spots for Summer” to get you in the car or on your bike and out of your usual routine. The farm-to-table movement is going strong in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan, as is the shop local initiative. Take a few hours on a Wednesday night and visit The Purple Porch food co-op. Drive to New Buffalo for some ice cream at Oinks or experience Allen Stewart’s amazing comic book museum in Elkhart.

We know we’ve only scratched the surface, but look for our fall activity guide in the next issue as we continue highlighting the people and places that make our area like no other.

Also in this issue:

- Learn about the amazing work of the Upper Room, a residential facility for those recovering from addiction, located within the First United Methodist Church in South Bend.
- Discover the top 10 gardening trends, according to our local experts.
- Read about the 60 year marriage of Bob and Betty Jo Miller and their 50 years of doing business at Bob Miller’s Appliances in South Bend.

Enjoy every second of your summer−from tasting our juicy tomatoes and sweet corn to feeling the warm breezes of Lake Michigan.

Denise Crowell
Denise Crowel
Editor & Publisher


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