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6 Places for Fall Color

Foliage season is almost here. Peak color change is expected to arrive the week of Oct. 19, according to this …

What to Do this Weekend in The Bend (Oct. 23-25)

Sometimes weekend plans are easy to come by. Other times, not so much. Are you wondering what to do the …

Make The Bend Your Virtual Background

As we practice social distancing and many of our meetings continue to take place virtually, we might still want to …

Plan a Romantic Retreat to The Bend

Taking some time to relax and reconnect means slowing life down for a few days. There’s where The Bend is …

Why South Bend is Great for a Quick Getaway

Travel site Hotwire recently named South Bend as its No. 4 “itty bitty city” for a quick getaway, coming in …

6 Places to Celebrate Harvest Season 

 Fall isn’t synonymous with harvest season for nothing.   Nothing says local like growers around South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding …

My Mask Protects You, Your Mask Protects Me

One key to slowing the spread of coronavirus through our community is to wear a cloth face covering where social …

Do a Dog Friendly Trip to The Bend

Planning vacation doesn’t have to mean leaving a part of the family back at home. Isn’t it extra special having …

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 …

10 Iconic Notre Dame Landmarks

Stunning beauty awaits on the University of Notre Dame’s campus. Breathtaking architecture evokes history and tradition; nature is interwoven. No …

Enter VSBM’s Mask Up Photo Contest

As we head out and about around The Bend, there’s one important thing we can do to keep each other …

How to Spend 24 Hours in Mishawaka

Day trips are simple yet complex. They’re designed to be efficient ways to explore, yet require some planning to get …