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Dowagiac selects Lyons McBride, LLC’s development proposal for 143 S. Front St.

DOWAGIAC — Sitting front row before the city council were Shannon Lyons and Cathy McBride as they patiently waited for the reading of a particular ... Read more

19 hours ago by Hannah Holliday.

Niles photographer launches pet portrait project to aid in bushfire aftermath

NILES — As Shayne Culp watched the months-long bushfires ravage nearly 50 million acres of Australian land, killing an estimated billion animals, she took it ... Read more

19 hours ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Dowagiac holiday business joins Little Free Library forces

DOWAGIAC — Melissa Gunn is no stranger to the world of books. While she owns her own business, Deck the Halls, which caters to one’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Gabrizio Italian Café and Bakery celebrates Fat Tuesday

A local Niles eatery celebrated Fat Tuesday a day early. While Fat Tuesday is known for paczki, Gabrizio Italian Café and Bakery put its own ... Read more

3 days ago by Emily Sobecki.

Uncle Rod’s opens brick and mortar storefront

NILES — Longtime fans of Uncle Rod’s BBQ & Catering have watched the Niles business grow from an occasional side business to a constant food ... Read more

7 days ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Niles artist brings her city’s landmarks to homes

NILES — Since she moved to the city when she was 2 years old, Heather Pletcher has been a Niles resident. Since 1974, she has ... Read more

1 week ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

United Federal Credit Union renovates its original branch

BUCHANAN — Bill Beckman said United Federal Credit Union’s philosophy is “people helping people.” With renovations complete, the Buchanan branch manager said the credit union’s ... Read more

1 week ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

CJ’s Pizza’s owner returns to first shop

NILES — Opening CJ’s Pizza and Subs two weeks ago was a homecoming for Jeff Harrell. About 10 years ago, Harrell was serving pizzas under ... Read more

1 week ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Future Niles restaurant stacked with history, food varieties

NILES — Anthony Carbon’s connection to waffle-making is a thick as syrup. His great-grandfather, inventor Fred Carbon, patented and sold his Golden Malted waffle mix ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Buchanan chamber to host fundraising trivia night

BUCHANAN — Participating in an upcoming night of trivia, food, drinks and friendly competition could lead to more merriment across Buchanan in the months ahead. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

The Baker’s Rhapsody stocked with treats for Valentine’s Day

DOWAGIAC — To prepare for the day of love, The Baker’s Rhapsody in Dowagiac has been taken over by shades of red and pink. In ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Niles chamber to host cannabis industry seminar

NILES — Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce will host a business education seminar focused on the impact of the cannabis industry on local employers. “Next ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Local businesses tie in Ice Time chili crawl

DOWAGIAC — What could have been as a disaster for Baker’s Rhapsody owner Jordan Anderson’s entry in Dowagiac’s annual Ice Time chili crawl ended up ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Howard Hewitt.

Sticky Spoons Jam to host canned food drive for area pantry

NILES — From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, people can celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend by making donations that will leave both a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Salted Words creating a local home in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — Tracy Saylor loves words — especially the kind that speak over a home. With such a fascination with words, Saylor’s and her daughter, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Hannah Holliday.

Cass County Animal Control teams up with Bow Wow Bakery for adoption event

DOWAGIAC — For those who have been looking to adopt a pet, Dowagiac’s 24th annual Ice Time festival might be an ideal opportunity. On Saturday, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Hannah Holliday.

Small business owners learn about social media, marketing at Dowagiac event

DOWAGIAC — Small business owners shared a meal, laughs and group discussion during a lesson on social media trends for small businesses in 2020. At ... Read more

1 month ago by Hannah Holliday.

Red Dog Coffee Roasters cares for Vizsla, athletic communities

BUCHANAN — Red Dog Coffee Roasters is more than a business for owner Erin Anthony. It is a chance to give back to the communities ... Read more

1 month ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Michiana Sanitation Specialist opens office in downtown Niles

NILES — In February 2019, Niles resident Paul Gettig opened Michiana Sanitation Specialist in his garage with the goal to clean peoples’ homes and businesses. ... Read more

1 month ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Kalamazoo resident set to open Dowagiac Pharmacy

DOWAGIAC — Bhavesh Patel is all for the small-town atmosphere. The pharmacist, who owns eight independent pharmacies, is adding to the list after planning to ... Read more

1 month ago by Hannah Holliday.

PHOTO STORY: Hunter Ice Festival Chili Walk sees crowds

Residents braved the cold and snow Sunday during the chili crawl in downtown Niles. Multiple business competed in the crawl to earn a place in ... Read more

1 month ago by Emily Sobecki.

Chili crawl competitors prepare for Hunter Ice Festival

NILES — Outdoor festivities at the Hunter Ice Festival might chill some to the bone, but the event’s chili crawl is meant to warm attendees ... Read more

2 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

New Niles business styles hair for everyone

NILES — When Danelle Hayes and her mother-in-law drove to Harding’s Supermarket in Niles, the two came across a “For Sale” sign that piqued Danelle’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Saylor’s Front Street Pizza in Dowagiac celebrates 25 years

By HANNAH HOLLIDAY DOWAGIAC — As a young boy, Jamie Saylor would visit his uncle Walter’s Saylor’s Pizza location in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From ... Read more

2 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Niles resident releases chess-inspired card game

NILES — With the release of one card game Dec. 16, the cultural lore behind a Roman nymph, Caïssa, and the potential to introduce chess ... Read more

2 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

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