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The Last Pączki Day at Dainty Maid Bake Shop

Each Fat Tuesday, Benders line up in front of Dainty Maid Bake Shop eagerly anticipating the pastry cases filled with pączki, a traditional Polish doughnut-like dessert. 130 more words

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{Luca's 6 months}

Hi! This was not a planned shoot just for fun, it helps that Luca is photogenic!


February Bender Part 1: Green Star Cafe

It’s February! And the groundhog predicted an early spring! Since we started the winter season with Getting Bent’s October Bender, it’s only appropriate to finish off the winter with a follow-up Bender. 221 more words

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Our Adventures/Our Parks

Originally we planned to go Cross Country Skiing this weekend but unseasonably warm weather changed those plans. We hiked at St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend, Indiana and after hitting most of the trails, we hiked into Madeline Bertrand County Park in Niles, Michigan. 418 more words


A Peace Retreat

My brain is on overload. It’s 3:38am on September 12, 2015 and I’m wide awake. Wide awake and processing on the events of the week. With yesterday as the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the events of this week were especially relevant. 466 more words


South Bend's Adidas Queen: dev09

“I’ll take the attention … and I’ll take it alone” South Bend native Devin Murphy, dev09, croons as she struts by herself onto the streets and the music scene in a beautifully produced music video for her debut single “You Made Me.” 1,079 more words


Winter Restaurant Week

It’s one of my favorite times of the year in South Bend – Winter Restaurant Week!

For those of you who are not familiar with South Bend’s Restaurant Week, it’s a two-week period when some of South Bend’s finest restaurants offer reduced price menus. 229 more words

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