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World Class Music in South Bend

Each Spring, typically on Mother’s Day weekend, hundreds of the nation’s and world’s finest young chamber musicians pour into South Bend, Indiana, to […]

South Bend Cubs Baseball Blast

A visit to see the South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field promises thrill you don’t want to miss. We have so much to offer, and we are ready to host you between April and September.

Homemade Syrup in New Carlisle

Plunk. Plunk. Plunk. A family peers over the rim of a silver bucket hanging on a maple tree and watches […]

Picture This…

Picture this: It’s a warm midsummer evening in South Bend’s Potawatomi Park. To the west, the sun sets slowly in […]

Notre Dame Game Day: Throw Back

If you hope to sell more of anything these days, just rebrand it as handmade by some old-school—preferably eccentric, preferably […]

Shakespeare at Notre Dame

A love of Shakespeare began early for me. My mother provided the first inspiration, when a teacher urged us to […]

New Carlisle, IN: Small Town, Big Spirit

The saying goes that if you live in a small town and you don’t know what you are doing, just […]

Cross Country Skiing

In winter, the woods reveal treasures unseen in summer: A woven cup of grass topped with a marshmallow cap of […]

Celtic Spirit is Alive in South Bend

The pipes are calling the Celts and all their friends to Howard Park on Sunday, September 6, 2015, for the […]

Campus Activities

When Brian and I first moved to South Bend, we were blown away with how much there is to see […]

Blueberry Picking at its Finest

On the Indiana/Michigan border, we have the perfect soil for growing blueberries—acidic, on the sandy side. In July and early […]

The Home of Action Sports in South Bend

I built the Kitchen BMX Skate Park in 2011 to give back to my community and provide kids with a […]

Lincoln’s Final Journey

As South Bend celebrates its 150th birthday next year, the Studebaker National Museum will honor the 150th anniversary of a more […]

Staff Picks: Off the Beaten Path Restaurants

The VSBM staff spends a lot of our time talking about the many great attractions, restaurants, hotels and shopping found […]

One Brew at a Time

What do you get when you combine a love of craft beer and locally sourced food with a passion for community […]

Tile-Making with Kathy Reddy White

It was a sunny day at the beginning of August, comfortably warm, slight breeze…

Staff Picks: Area Parks

The VSBM staff spends a lot of our time talking about the many great attractions, restaurants, hotels and shopping found in […]

The Food of The Oliver Inn

There’s nothing like a homemade breakfast, and the owners of The Oliver Inn Bed + Breakfast in South Bend know […]

Performing Arts for All Ages

I’m a big fan of taking children to see live theater. There’s an inherent excitement in watching real people on […]

18 Vodka

Virtuoso Distillers began in 2007 when the owner, Steve Ross, tried to make honey mead — and it quickly became […]

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