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Thursday, April 17, 2014

 Cherry Blossoms featuring world flags

Clint Stamatovich, who is teaching English in South Korea, went to a famous festival celebrating the area's blooming cherry blossoms. Check out the story to read about his experience, the traditional foods he tried and the story behind the blossoms.

Clinton Stamatovich
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
 Founders summer seasonal Rubaeus

Founders Fest 2014, a street party featuring musical acts, local food vendors and local artists, will be on Saturday, June 21. The brewing company has also released several seasonal beers.

Eric Strader
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.
 This photo was taken at a lantern festival in Jinju, South Korea.

Clint Stamatovich, a Bristol native, just arrived in South Korea, where he'll be teaching English for three months. Check out his story about arriving there and experiencing a new culture, as well as his photos taken from a world away.


Clinton Stamatovich
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.
 World Beer Cup 2014
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.

The 2014 World Beer Cup, an annual competition comparing beers from America's small and independent craft brewers, has announced its winners. If you're looking for a new brew to try, this is a great place to start.

 A gorgeous nesting blue bird sits on top of his bird house.
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Jessica Decker, our nature photography blogger, shared her photos of the first glimpses of spring. On this unseasonably snowy day, they're a great reminder of what spring is supposed to look like.

 These young girls have amazing confidence and understand the power of working hard, following your heart, and pressing forward in life.
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 11:52 a.m.

Monica Murphy, who is teaching and doing social work in Ghana, Africa, shared the story of two young girls who are fighting to be educated and achieve their dreams despite circumstances that don't make either easy. They're their biggest cheerleaders – are you?

 The Sunnyside Subdivision was completely destroyed after the Palm Sunday Tornadoes.
Updated on April 11, 2014 at 3:20 p.m.

Forty-nine years ago, on April 11, 1965, tornadoes ripped through the state, killing 271 people and injuring 1,500. Read on for the Elkhart County Historical Museum's account of the storm. 

 The Central City Tap House, Kalamazoo, MI
Posted on April 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Our beer blogger, Eric Strader, had an unexpected tasting adventure with five different barrel-aged beers and cheese at Central City Tap House in Kalamazoo.

 Lucky Buddha Lucky Beer
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 2:54 p.m.


A man from Battle Creek, Mich., won free beer for life after submitting the best bracket to the Lucky Buddha Bracket Challenge.

 Mad Anthony Brewing, Fort Wayne location
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Special events will be held at all four Mad Anthony locations to celebrate the anniversary.

 Starting July 1, the never-ending
Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:50 p.m.

With only three "going out of business" licenses issued since 1987, Elkhart County won't be sad to see an outdated consumer law concerning sale permits disappear.

 Fat Heads Hop Juju, Three Floyds Permanent Funeral, and Bell's Hopslam, ready to be poured into identical glasses
Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.

In this blind taste test of Imperial IPAs, Fat Head's Hop Juju, Three Floyds Permanent Funeral and Bell's Hopslam went head to head.


 In this May 2, 2013 photo, chive blooms in a residential garden near Langley, Wash.
Posted on April 7, 2014 at 3:27 p.m.

The organization has a beginners gardening program, a meditation yoga class and an Arbor Day celebration planned.

 Blue Chip Brewfest 2014
Eric Strader
Posted on April 4, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
 Upland Brewing Company Vinyl Tap Rye Pale Ale
Eric Strader
Posted on April 4, 2014 at 6:11 p.m.
 U.S. craft beer exports up according to the Brewer's Association
Eric Strader
Posted on March 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
 These are just a few of the animals we are currently or have rescued and fostered.
Kari Horton
Posted on March 26, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.
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