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St. Joseph


The history and romance of a hand-carved carousel at St. Joseph's Silver Beach has become one symbol of a city reclaiming its past. St. Joe, as it's commonly known, is also home to the picturesque Silver Lake Bluff Park, which overlooks Lake Michigan and yet is within walking distance of the downtown. The natural beauty of the city's unique sand dunes draws thousands of visitors each year. Parents magazine voted it one of the best family beaches in America. With its proximity to Chicago, just 90 miles away, St. Joseph is a natural escape from the metro area. It is the county seat of Berrien County, a deep water port for nautical business and travel, and its marinas are known for accommodating  Great Lake boaters. Festivals and art attractions lure visitors to this beach city all year long and also provide an anytime treat to the locals.
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Remembering the best-read stories of 2013

One thing about the new journalism--as an editor you know right away whether a story hits or not simply by seeing how many people clicked on it, how long they spent reading it and whether they shared it. Here is Second Wave's top hits of 2013.

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Southwest Michigan's craft beer news from A through W

As Southwest Michigan becomes a hub for craft beer it's tough keeping up with everything that's going on. Jeremy Martin has all the news that's fit to sip from Arcadia Ales through Walldorff Brewpub.

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Food entrepreneurs find a business home in Niles

In Niles, culinary entreprenuers have a a licensed, beautifully equipped commercial kitchen that can help them launch their business. Kelle Barr has the story on how they can get to work.

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A short break for the holiday

If the meteorologist is to be believed by this time next week we will be celebrating the national holiday in the sunshine. With the holiday comes a break for the staff of Second Wave during the week of July 4. We will return with new stories and pictures for you July 11. Meanwhile, check out places to enjoy fireworks displays next week.

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Michigan Hosts the Architectural and Industrial Design Event of the Year

State Historic Preservation Office launches blockbuster show June 14 at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills.
 

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What I've learned during Michigan's fight on home foreclosure

MSHDA is partnering with the state’s religious leaders and faith communities to help homeowners avoid foreclosure with a program that addresses each homeowner’s unique situation.

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Dreaming of owning a Michigan home?

With low mortgage rates and many houses to choose from, there’s never been a better time for state residents to buy their own home.

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Thanks for listening, Michigan!

People across the state have helped "the Prosperity Agenda" radio show on Detroit news/talk 760 WJR win international acclaim.

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Remembering the Top 10 stories of 2012

What do bitcoins, roses, and Tim Fischell have in common? They were the subjects of the top three most read Southwest Michigan's Second Wave stories in 2012. To find out what stories round out the top 10, read on.

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The magic of mannequins draws a crowd in St. Joseph

Live mannequins recalling holiday tales attracted a lot of welcome stares from those strolling downtown St. Joseph recently. It was part of an evening full of cheer that brought out lots of people. Erik Holladay was there to capture the moment with this slide show.
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