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Saturday, April 19, 2014

 Three women enjoy the flowers on the banks of the Nakdong River

Huge flowerbeds planted on the banks of Korea's Nakdong River bloom vibrant yellow, setting the scene for the festival.

Clinton Stamatovich
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Recently, beer blogger Eric Strader found three barrel-aged, pub-brewed beers on tap at New Holland Brewing Company, including one made in honor of the brewer's birthday.

Eric Strader
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.
 Perry is available for adoption! If you're interested in adopting him, contact Heartland Small Animal Rescue at 574-360-2948 for more information.

Over 90 of Heartland Small Animal Rescue's pets were adopted during the event last year – who knows how many could find their forever homes this year?

Kari Horton, Heartland Small Animal Rescue Volunteer
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:17 a.m.
 Cherry Blossoms featuring world flags
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

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.

 Founders summer seasonal Rubaeus
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.

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.

 This photo was taken at a lantern festival in Jinju, South Korea.
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

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.


 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
Trevor Wendzonka
Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:50 p.m.
 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.
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