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Visit some of the best tasting rooms in the area with our special feature on the amazing breweries of Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.


BIG DEAL Charity Poker Tournament in Elkhart


RECREATION Wine and Canvas makes a big splash in South Bend and not just with paint! Sherwood Forest Paintball in La Porte offers adventure to ward off those winter blues.

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Candlebox 90’s rockers playing their debut album in it’s entirety live !

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Contents Featuring the Arts, Culture & Nightlife scene in St. Joseph, Elkhart, La Porte & Berrien counties.

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Local Brews

Visit some of the best micro breweries in the area in this month’s special feature. The Big Deal Optimists Club of Elkhart presents the Big Deal charity poker tournament for the Red Cross. Wine and Canvas South Bend

Kevin Martin of Candlebox P.25

Painting and cocktails make the perfect pair in this fun way to get out and enjoy yourself!



Michiana Recreation

For the last 20 years Sherwood Forest has retained the crown for the best paintball park in the area. Just For Laughs

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Funny jokes from the web.


Woman’s Point of View



Four Horseman Brewery

Around Town

A list of various events from around the Michiana area. Paige offers some unique perspective on anniversaries, getting older and bedroom toys. Puzzles

Test your mental skill or just pass some time with these fun puzzles!

Michiana Music

Exclusives interview with Candlebox frontman Kevin Martin and a feature on Italian goth metal band Lacuna Coil

Distribution: Michiana Entertainer magazine is distributed to over 500 drop points including bars, restaraunts, and retail establishments in Berrien, Elkhart, La Porte, & St. Joseph Counties. To add your restaurant, bar or nightclub as a drop point & join our printed and online directory email: ContactUs@MichianaEntertainer.Com Be sure to include: Name of business, address, city, state and phone number. Editorial Policies: Michiana Entertainer Magazine covers a variety of different editorial elements some of which are satire and for humorous interests only. Some views are submitted and in no way are a representation of the views, interests, or opinions of the Publisher. pg 4


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A letter to the Reader This issue marks the Michiana Entertainer’s 60th issue and coinciding 5th anniversary.


ood Morning Readers, it has been FIVE years! The Michiana Entertainer has been bringing the region content from the people that inhabit it. Through our half decade of existence we’ve been presented with some amazing opportunities in working with our advertising partners to develop a wide gamut of content, contests & fun promotions just for you; our loyal reader. We like to look at the Michiana Entertainer as a living & breathing thing that is experiencing its own sense of evolution. Year in and year out, the managing staff behind this magazine have worked hard at consistently cultivating new ideas and content in order to offer an entertaining, albeit sometimes crass, perspective on local happenings. But for us, offering a bit of laughter through a crude joke or two, seemed to be a welcomed alternative to the sometimes bleak nature of every day news; because as the old saying goes, “Laughter keeps the soul young.”

Michiana Entertainer, in print and online. The design of the magazine has also been altered to reflect this new direction, don’t worry all your favorite writers are still hanging around. Ralph will be writing exclusive interviews with folks like Candlebox and Paige will still offer up her Point of View. If you don’t see your favorite section perhaps it has moved online. Street Smarts, additional media reviews, and other great features can be found at

Through our successes and short-comings we’ve learned that our identity as a media outlet in the region must evolve and mature. It’s this perspective that has inspired us to shape and mold new media channels, outside of the Michiana Entertainer. Keeping in mind the importance of staying in pace with the rate in which media is changing in our society. This year alone has brought us the chance to release two entirely new websites for our current readership, as well as expand our reach farther than it ever has been before. With the release of SpeakerCone. net, people from all over the Lake Michigan region have been given a new portal to seek out and explore new independent music. hosts an extensive calendar filled with events ranging from Milwaukee, to Michigan. Independent artists are showcased and local albums are reviewed, so as to help spread the growing sound of the independent music scene. Our second launch of 2012 is a general interest and lifestyle site focused on the Lake Michigan region called O&L, as we like to refer to it, gives visitors a look at all of the interesting recreational activities that are available in the area. Coverage extends from large annual festivals down to local shops.

See you next month!

When we look back at the last five years, we’re reminded again of those great relationships we mentioned earlier. Thank you readers, dedicated advertisers, staff members (those that have moved on to other projects and that have developed with us) and the community at large for letting us grow into an reliable outlet with no measurable journalistic integrity :)


As we’ve explored the digital realm with our media offerings, we’ve also taken careful consideration of the direction the print edition is headed. In the last few months, while reading, you may have noticed that the magazine has pivoted to feature premier content. Select, unique articles that you will only get from the February 2013 | Vol. 5, Issue 1

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BREWS MICHIANA HAS TO OFFER This area has plenty to offer when it comes to micro breweries. From Bare Hands in Granger, IN to Journeyman’s Distillery in Three Oaks, MI, here’s a list of some the best brews this area has to offer. February 2013 | Vol. 5, Issue 1

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Iechyd da Brewing Company A home brew brand recently turned public, located in Elkhart, IN

local taps & local brews Since it is cold out these days...


e have compiled a list of 7 fantastic places to visit this winter that might just warm you up on the inside. Although this is not a comprehensive list of all the many breweries in the Michiana area, we promise that visiting all of them will keep you and your taste buds busy. The breweries range from classic craft beers, to those with an English twist, to the bold sours. Breweries in Michiana offer a lot of options! Read on to learn about the tasty brews on tap because the adventure is just across the bar! pg 8

Back Road Brewery La Porte, IN Founded in 1996 by Chuck Krcilek, the Back Road Brewery was one of the first local craft breweries in the area. Chuck and his business partner Jim Hannon have been at it for over 15 years and nowhave 60+ recipes under their belts. Chuck started out as a home brewer, before launching the Back Road Brewery. You can visit their site 4 days a week, Thursday through Sunday,

purchase a few beers, enjoy a tasting in the tap room, or go on a tour of the facility (Saturdays only). The original plan was to make a craft beer that locals would enjoy, but if you visit today they have many different styles of beer year round, from IPAs to stouts to lagers. On tap right now is the Red Ale, which is a winter seasonal favorite, the Midwest IPA, and the Back Road Ale, which is the house beer. They also have blueberry ale, which is usually a summer favorite, but some like it year round. Coming soon is

a bacon beer. Yes bacon! It will be featured at a local restaurant and sold at the brewery. There is also the Belle Gunness Stout that is named after one of the most deadly La Portians but promises not to cause any fatalities upon drinking with its dry Irish stout flavors. Also coming soon is the lager line that includes the Millennium Lager and Maple City Gold. You can find these beers at the taproom and brewery in La Porte in bottles or kegs, or at local liquor stores in La Porte and Michigan City. Many restaurants also carry the Back Road Brewery line as well; just ask the next time you go out! For a man who started as a home brewer he sure has come a long way in 15 years time. So the next time you are in February 2013 | Volume 5, Issue 1

Local Wine Tours Anderson’s Winery Valparaiso, IN Selection of Red & Whites with Fruit

D’Avella Family Winery Granger, IN Locally Sourced Grapes

Round Barn Wineries in Baroda & Union Pier, MI Tasting Room in Saugatuck, MI

What Makes A Microbrew?

Journeyman’s Distillery The elegant tasting room in Three Oaks, MIchigan.

La Porte or near by look for the Back Road Brewery beers.

Bare Hands Brewery Granger, IN From Granger, Indiana is the Bare Hands Brewery. At just over a year old, this brewery may be a new addition to the scene, but it is building a reputation. Husband and wife owners Chris and Kim Gerard thought Granger needed its very own brewery and opened their’s last January while never looking back. These days if you visit Bare Hands Brewery taste some of the tasty brews, relax, enjoy some great live music, and then head home with beer for later. February 2013 | Vol. 5, Issue 1

Open Wednesday through Sunday, Bare Hands Brewery has a lot to offer. On an average day they have 8 beers on tap giving you plenty of options, and as owner Chris would say “something for everyone on tap.” They specialize in hoppy and high gravity beers like IPAs and double IPAs, but they usual have other options like a Hefewiezen or even a nice dark porter. If you require a little sustenance with your beer Bare Hands also has a food menu that includes panini sandwiches that are perfect compliments to the beer. After relaxing for a few hours on the couch or in a chair, you can grab some to take home for the next night you can not make it out. They have two sizes “to go”, the bullet which holds

To be defined as a craft brewer in America the production will be 6 million barrels or less annually. There is a strong culure of tradition amongst brewers regarding the ingredients utilized to create the distinctive and identity establishing flavors. two pints in a BPA free plastic bottle, or the growler for the serious drinkers. If you enjoy the atmosphere at Bare Hands they encourage you to come back for more, they often have live music on Fridays and Saturdays and if it’s the beer you want you can join the mugclub. Bare Hands Brewery is happy to be filling the void for the Granger area and hopes that with the continued success they can do it even better this year.

Four Horsemen Brewing Co. South Bend, IN Founded in 2011, the Four Horsemen Brewery is new in the

microbrewery field, but certainly not to the beer market. As the third and fourth generation of the Roule family to work in the beer industry, Robert and his two sons, Ben and Sam, along with their cousin Tom are working hard to carve out a home in South Bend for their great microbrews as a family. The business has already made big strides in the microbrew market including their pub and brand recognition. The Four Horsemen Brewing Company taproom is found in South Bend, but their signature beers can be found all over the state. The Four Horsemen offer 4 variations: the Irish Red, the Irish Stout, their English Pale Ale (EPA), and their Hop Rush IPA. These pg 9

beers can be in currently 3 states and in major grocery stores like Meijer, Martin’s, and Kroger’s. They also offer other beers on tap from the Long Beach Bay IPA to the Raspberry Ale to the Leprechaun Lager, your options are plentiful if you venture into the taproom, which open for your drinking enjoyment Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The next time you want a really, really good beer the Roule family promises the Four Horsemen Brewing Company is the place for you!

Iechyd Da Brewing Elkhart, IN

www.Iechyddabrewingcompany. com Another young brewery in the area Iechyd Da Brewing, pronounced Yah-key-dah, is a pub-focused brewery calling downtown Elkhart home. They specialize in English and traditional brews with a complementary food selection. Oh and a one of a kind experience. Iechyd Da means “Good Health” or “Cheers” in Welsh so it’s no wonder that the owners and staff love English beer. Summer and Chip Lewis wanted to take their home brewing to the next level and in June of 2012 the dream became a reality. Their pub is more of a coffee house with pizza and beer than a full service. You order at the bar and then find a seat to relax whether it’s on the couch or at a table. Everything is made in house from beer to pizza and you can even see the beer making process as you drink. In most cases beer goes from grain to glass in 14 days, don’t worry you food will come much faster. Because of the fast process and their smaller size the on-tap menu changes weekly, if not daily. They also make their own sodas as well, if there comes a day when a stiff drink is not something you need, Iechyd Da has you covered. If you venture into the Iechyd Da pub, you will surely experience nothing short of a relaxing and filling evening. Although they are rather small compared to some of the other pg 10

breweries on this list, Iechyd Da has quite the beer list. Through the year they offer a black ale, a porter, a multitude of English styles, IPAs, a blonde, and seasonal stouts. The only place to get these brews is at the pub. You can get a beer on tap, they have 7 to 9 available regularly, or you can get a growler to take some home as well. The pub is open everyday but Monday for your drinking and eating pleasure giving you the opportunity to try lots of tasty brews. The only real plan for distribution these days is a can line one day in the distant future, so if you want to experience what Iechyd Da has to offer you have to come get it!

Figure 8 Brewing Valparaiso, IN Special Brews: Where Lizards Dare & Crash Test Blonde

Three Floyds Brewing Co. Munster, IN Special Brews: Robert the Bruce & Dreadnaught

Paw Paw Microbrewery Paw Paw, MI Special Brews: Black River Oatmeal Stout & Jake’s Vanilla Bean Porter

Arcadia Brewing Co. Battle Creek, MI Take your taste buds on a trip to United Kingdom with a visit to Arcadia Ales in Battle Creek, Michigan. Set up as an English Style Brewery, Arcadia has been working on its brews since 1996. With a large selection of beers available throughout the year, you can travel to Arcadia for a tour, a bite and beer, or to pick up some ale for later. With a second location coming before 2013 is closed, the owners and staff at Arcadia have high hopes. After 15 years of growth, the system in place at Arcadia is well established. The beer is produced reflecting some 250 years of brewing heritage from England that is fused with the American craft, and is something that the owners wanted to share with people throughout the Midwest. More than one of there ales has been honored for its exemplary taste, there were three at the 2012 Beer Open Championship. They offer five ales year round, along with six-month beers, seasonal beers, vintage beers; barrel aged brews, and beers available only on tap. The ales can be found at the Restaurant/ Pub Monday through Saturday. If you can’t make it to Battle Creek, they distribute across 7 states

Shoreline Brewery Michigan City, IN Special Brews: Foggy Loggy Lager & Sum Nug Indiana Pale Ale including Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. And soon you can visit their second location in Kalamazoo for all the great Arcadia Ales as well. Arcadia Brewing has lasted 15 years, but isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon! If you want to learn more about their special English brewing style and all the great beers available at Arcadia you can stop by on a Saturday afternoon for a tour of the brewery. The cost is $5 but you will learn all about their small barrel system and open fermentation processes. You can also see the malted barley shipped all the way from England for their original ale creations. And after the tour is over you get a free taste and an Arcadia glass. The next time you feel the need to get in touch with your British side be sure to check out Arcadia Brewing Company in Battle Creek.

The Livery

Benton Harbor, MI A livery, if you don’t know, was once a home to horses and the local blacksmith. These days if you stop by the Livery in Benton Harbor, you won’t find any horses, but rather beer and lots of it! The Livery sat empty for more than 80 years before the brewery arrived, but these days it is more than just a brewery. Often hosting shows and weddings, the Livery is perfect for drinking and enjoying a very unique setting. Founded over 7 years ago The Livery is working hard to continue to be a destination for craft brew lovers from around the country. The pub always has 12 cold taps that feature not only beer, but also cider and even mead! They distribute across the state on tap from Detroit to Traverse City. If you want to take some home head to the pub and grab a growler! The beers they produce go cross the style spectrum including IPAs, February 2013 | Volume 5, Issue 1


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working hard to make its name known in the area and the country for excellent spirits. Owner Bill Welker came up with the idea for a distillery in Scotland and decided to open one closer to his hometown of Valparaiso. The distilling began in 2010 and after finding a home for the distillery and tasting room in Three Oaks the store front and production facility opened in October 2011. Success has been quick to follow. The Journeyman Distillery is open Thursday through Monday offering visitors a glimpse at production every time they visit and great food to go with the Journeyman’s handmade cocktails. The cocktails emphasize each of the Journeyman’s spirits while including homemade juices and syrups that make each one a delicious original.

Bare Hands Brewery A growler pictured above, available at their brewhouse located in Granger, IN stouts, porters, lagers, and even sour beers. The only style they haven’t made is a kolsch. They recently even won a worldwide award for style. Sawyer, the master brewer, is serious about his beer, and his plans for an upcoming expansion are just as serious. So the next time you are in the area be sure to stop by for a delicious beer at a fantastic location.

events month after month. The Livery is open 6 days a week, closed only on Monday. So as long as you venture over on any other day, the staff at the Livery promises to serve you not only a beer but an experience.

The staff at the Livery hopes you come for more than just a delicious beer though. They have a full service café, a bier garden in the summer, the pub, the upper livery, and even brewery tours on the 3rd Sunday of the month. The upper livery is the home to the large music venue that often hosts great bands and parties. There is always something going on from mug club specials to special

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Journeyman Distillery Three Oaks, MI

Owned and operated by a Michiana local The Journeyman is focused on something harder than hops! Rather they specialize in spirits, from whiskeys, rums, and gins the Journeyman Distillery focuses on providing a great product the right way. All the spirits are certified organic and include ingredients from the region. The Journeyman Distillery is

The spirits found at the Journeyman Distillery are second to none and offer more than just your regular alcoholic experience. The staff at use entirely non-genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from around the Midwest. Their grains are organic and in turn so are their products. Their three signature whiskeys include the “Ravenswood Rye” whiskey, which is a silky smooth sipping whiskey perfect for an Old Fashioned. Then there is the “Silver Cross” whiskey which was a finalist for the Good Food Awards in California. The Silver Cross has a hint of butterscotch, which makes it a great for drink with dessert. Then there is the WR Whiskey that is a clear favorite mostly because it is actually clear and not a darker, normal whiskey color. It is clear due to the fact that it doesn’t get aged and because of that it can be used as rum, or tequila, or even vodka would be in drinks. Besides the whiskeys, Journeyman’s has the “Buggy Whip” a wheat whiskey, which is a nice sipping whiskey which can be alternated for bourbon. They also have Billberry Black Hearts Gin, Red Arrow Vodka, Road’s End Rum, and Humdinger Jalapeno. All of Journeyman’s products are unique and extremely original. The spirits of Journeyman’s Distillery can be found in six states and of course at the Distillery. When you want a change of pace and want to do a little local drinking travel over to Three Oaks or head to the liquor store and ask for Journeyman Distillery spirits and the adventures will follow. So the next time its cold out and you really want to warm up on the inside or just relax over an extraordinary locally crafted beverage you know just where to go. The only limitation is your own courageousness, you know, if you are man enough to try one of those sour beers or not. Remember there is always the liquid courage and the exploration will be undoubtedly be great! Cheers!

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Wine and Canvas Making a Big Splash

in the South Bend Area,


riginating in Indianapolis, Wine and Canvas can be found throughout the country in large and small cities including San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Cleveland to name only a few. However, the South Bend franchise is one of the strongest and most active! And they are expanding further west in Indiana! Promising more than just a good time, Wine and Canvas will send you home with your own work of art! Wine and Canvas in South Bend is a very busy young business. At less than 3 years old, Wine and Canvas is thriving! There are events almost every night of the week. Normally at a restaurant or similar venue, a participant pays $35 in advance, which gets them everything they need for an excellent night. The $35 includes your 16 x 20 inch canvas as well as paint and supplies, and, you know, lessons in making your painting yours and beautiful. You can eat, drink, and chat as you paint the night away. The food and drink isn’t included in the $35 fee, but you can choose whatever you like, you are certainly not limited to wine. When the night is done you will have an original piece of art ready for hanging with no frame needed. Wine and Canvas is also available to host a private event if you like, anywhere you choose, and they promise, “Whatever you can think of they can do.” They even have a kid’s version called Cookies and Canvas that happens on Saturday mornings for the younger fun lovers. Wine and Canvas may be a young business, but the demand is high and the availability for a good time is great with their help.

and Not Just with Paint.

Michigan City at the Blue Chip Casino’s club, It’s Vegas Baby. Based on all the requests by their customers look for more events reaching into northwest Indiana. They are also expanding the daily offerings as well to help increase the seats for painters. In addition to the larger geographic coverage they are also working on a acquiring a studio site. The staff at Wine and Canvas promises to make it easier to make it to an event in 2013! What if you aren’t a painter? The beauty of Wine and Canvas is no skill is required or desired to attend an event. The staff will assist you along the way as you paint your unique and personal work. They also provide all the tools to your success making it easy for anyone, novice or expert, to paint a great picture! So its no big deal if you have never painted, you

If you are ready to start painting, check out: There you will find the South Bend section with a complete schedule of events and even the ability to place your purchase for a night of great fun. You can also find more information on facebook at wine-and-canvas-south-bend. They are ready to make your average night a fantastic one complete with take home gifts made by you. Get painting!

Cookies and Canvas Fun for the Kids! Wine and Canvas South Bend also offers their cookies and canvas events for kids ages 5 & 6.

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might just love it, and if you don’t that’s what the wine is for!

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Woman’s Point of View 5 Years: The Wooden Anniversary


s anyone who doesn’t have the attention span of a gnat can tell you, a lot can happen in five years. Depending on what’s going on, it could fly by in a flash or crawl at a snail’s pace. For instance, if you’ve been sitting in a prison cell since 2009 you probably feel like those years are the slowest you’ve ever had. And if you’ve been partying it up at college while living on student loans or daddy’s money while avoiding all mention of “the real world”, you may think that this time has gone way too fast. As all of the long-term writers and editors of The Michinana Entertainer can tell you, sticking with anything for five years can be hard and sometimes even painful. Which makes sense, since the traditional gift for a 5th year anniversary is that of wood. So whether you’ve been in the same marriage, rela-

WRITTEN BY PAIGE TURNER An unfiltered woman’s perspective on life, love and some other stuff.


Hollywood marriages don’t often last more than five years but many of us mere mortals see that milestone and then some. Apparently the first year of marriage can be the hardest so if you can get through that, the next four could be fairly smooth. If you manage to make it to the Wooden Anniversary with your loved one but don’t wish to keep your streak going, giving a wooden sex toy as a gift could help you get that message across in a pretty pointed manner. For those that wish to keep their love alive, a sexy wooden paddle covered in leather could help do the trick. Or if you’re ready to settle down, perhaps opt for a wooden crib or rocking chair instead? The only thing certain about any five year

“...the traditional gift for a 5th year anniversary is that of wood.”

tionship, job or drug-induced stupor these last five years, this Woody is for you.


If you have been working at the same place for five years in a row, most people will tell you that you should consider yourself lucky. However, as anyone who has ever held onto a position for that long knows, it can be a daily struggle not to pull an Office Space move with the company printer or to keep your cool when your boss asks you the same question for the hundredth time. Sure, there are people who love their jobs and can’t wait to wake up every day - they’re called billionaires. For the rest of us, five years may seem like nothing but a drop in the retirement bucket. But all that can be made better if you’ve got a great partner by your side.

anniversary is that you grew older during that period. It’s definitely better than the alternative but finding grey hair and wrinkles isn’t exactly anyone’s idea of a good time. However, sagging in places you didn’t know you could sag isn’t enough of a reason to get down on yourself because aging can be fun. Taking six naps a day, saying whatever you want and cursing at kids on your lawn are all perks that go to elders so it’s clearly not all bad. And don’t forget about Viagra! So no matter how you’ve been able to get through these past five years, take the time to celebrate – whether by nursing your stiff knee, stiff sex toy or stiff drink.

Paige Turner works in an office by day and writes columns and articles by night. She has two degrees, a sports trophy and a nine inch scar on her leg. If you’d like to get Paige’s Point of View on a particular subject, email her at: PTurner@MichianaEntertainer.Com

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Across 1. Lacquer ingredient 6. Give as an example 10. Snip 14. Broaden 15. Air force heroes 16. Go on horseback 17. Overact 18. Orange pekoe 19. Bright thought 20. Noteworthy 22. Loyal (archaic) 23. Docile 24. Almost 26. Anagram of “Salt” 30. Average 31. Consume 32. Chair 33. Unrestrained revelry 35. Cut 39. A mild powdered seasoning 41. A dais 43. Shooting sport 44. Where a bird lives 46. Aquatic plant 47. Mesh 49. Hog’s home

50. Lascivious look 51. A symbol of disgrace 54. Peddle 56. Clue 57. From that time on 63. Skin irritation 64. Care for 65. Antlered animal 66. Chimney channel 67. Killer whale 68. Farm buildings 69. Small slender gull 70. Comply with 71. Mixture of rain and snow

13. Coarse-grained 21. Silk-cotton tree 25. Where the sun rises 26. Vipers 27. An escape of water 28. Adhesive strip 29. Fortify 34. The previous day 36. Sheltered spot 37. Border 38. Back 40. Bit of gossip 42. Pizazz 45. Gist 48. Skin pattern 51. Change gears 52. Name of a book

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DOWN 1. Pitcher 2. Citrus fruit 3. Biblical kingdom 4. Anagram of “Meat” 5. Unreactive 6. Type of sailboat 7. One sank the Titanic 8. Blue-green 9. Ancient ascetic 10. Involving three parties 11. Equestrian 12. Something to shoot for

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BARS in the REGION Elkhart

523 Tap & Grill Barney’s B J Stars Between the Buns Big Easy Bowly's Crystal Bar Inc Cappy’s Chicago Grill and Bar Chubby Trout Crimaldi's Dino's Firehouse Lounge Half-time Sports Bar Harrison Landing Heinnies Hunters Place Lakeshore Grill The Bee’s 3 My Dad’s Place PC's Bar and Grill Pete’s Simeri's Beardsley St Tavern Stirred The Vine Whiskey Dicks

519 S Main St 2700 Hammond Ave 405 Baldwin St 2041 Cassopolis St 160 Easy Shopping Pl 109 Freight St 1000 N. Michigan 2425 Cassopolis St 2730 Cassopolis St 117 W Jackson Blvd 1500 Osolo Rd 4000 E Bristol St # 8 26084 CR-6 600 S Main St # 102 1743 W Lusher Ave 2703 S Main 51330 State Road 19 1125 W Beardsley Ave 51425 S.R. 19 1915 Borneman Ave 51426 S.R.19 1737 W Beardsley Ave 115 E Lexington Ave 214 S Main St 561 E. Jackson Blvd

(574) 523-1523

Granger Between the Buns Eddie’s Steak Shed Tilted Kilt The Pitt Stop Yesterday’s

12797 State Rd 23 12685 Adams Rd 1032 E. University Dr 13020 State Road 23 12594 State Road 23

(574) 243-8889 (574) 277-1076 (574) 272-KILT (574) 272-7488 (574) 272-7017

(574) 264-9327 (574) 206-9900 (574) 293-4890 (574) 294-2440 (574) 262-3511 (574) 264-0183 (574) 264-5700 (574) 522-9125 (574) 264-1300 (574) 264-3412 (574) 264-3320 (574) 295-8882 (574) 522-9101 (574) 293-2117 (574) 266-0606 (574) 293-4056 (574) 262-2237 (574) 293-1915 (574) 264-9033 (574) 293-3941 (574) 522-4914 (574) 970-5006 (574) 294-7500

La Porte 3rd Base Bar and Grill Avenue Bar Bruceski's Casey's Lanes Dick's Bar Friends Nightclub Hilltop Bar I Street Bar Lady Rose Bar & Grill Los Coyotes Mickey's Pinola Saloon Ringers Rother's Pub Shooters Smutzer's Club Tavern The Warehouse Thunderbird Lanes Town Tavern Waterford Inn Western Inn

1201 Pine Lake Rd 617 Michigan Ave 332 Park St 610 Colfax Ave 912 Lincolnway 605 Washington St. 502 Pulaski St 1508 "I" Street 403 E. Lincolnway 517 Tipton St 501 Tipton St 702 S. 500 W. 311 Washington St 444 Pine Lake Ave 201 Washington St. 608 Monroe St 303 Brighton 1251 Pine Lake 1001 E Lincolnway 6466 W Johnson Rd 610 J St.

(219) 324-0300 (219) 324-2645 (219) 362-6927 (219) 362-1571 (219) 326-9702 (219) 362-7000 (219) 362-6308 (219) 362-4290 (219) 326-8048 (219) 362-4969 (219) 362-1826 (219) 324-4300 (219) 326-6412 (219) 362-4585 (219) 362-2471 (219) 362-7421 (219) 324-6325 (219) 362-3555 (219) 326-9723 (219) 879-9083 (219) 325-3094

Hanna/Wanatah Hanna Hub Rumors Back 40 Silver Horseshoe

2 Moore Street 12 Moore Street 109 South Main Street 102 N. Main st.

(219) 797-5675 (219) 797-2337 (219) 733-2624 (219) 733-9107

Michigan City Bartletts Barker Inn Benny's Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa

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131 e. Dunes Hwy 607 E Barker Ave 3101 E Us Highway 12 777 Blue Chip Drive

(219) 879-3081 (219) 879-9011 (219) 874-3663 (888) 879-7711

Center St. Bar Charley's Bar & Grill Clubhouse Driving Range Decoys Bar & Grill El Nopal Galveston's Steakhouse Gratty’s 12 on the Lake Hammers Holly's It's Vegas Baby! Joe's Bar & Grill Lakeshore Lanes Matey's Mc Ginnis Pub Mug Shots Lounge Nowhere Bar and Grill Pines Lounge Pumps on 12 Reilly's Rocks Lounge Rodini's Ryan's Irish Pub Sahara Sand Trap Shoreline Brewery Stadium Inn Kunckleheads Sportsman's Inn The Game Sportbar Three Sheets Bar & Grill

501 Ctr St 517 Barker Avenue 415 E US 20 1729 E US 20 110 West 9th st. 10 commerce Sq 1716 Franklin Street 12 On the Lake Drive 2134 E. Hwy 20 3705 Franklin St. 777 Blue Chip Drive 2958 W Dunes Hwy 2820 E. Michigan Blvd 110 Franklin St. 227 W 7th St 1901 S Woodland Ave 5868 E. Tioga Trail 3860 W Dunes Hwy 3085 E. Hwy 12 1103 Franklin 777 Blue Chip Drive 4125 Franklin St. 401 Franklin St 1701 Franklin Street 3015 E Michigan Blvd 208 Wabash St 2323 Wabash St 204 W Barker Ave 3201 E. Hwy 12 777 Blue Chip Drive 227 W Barker Ave

(219) 879-5254 (219) 861-2582 (219) 878-9556 (219) 878-0222 (219) 879-5555 (219) 814-4041 (219) 809-4000 (219) 879-0760 (219) 879-5124 (888) 879-7711 (219) 879-9336 (219) 879-9445 (219) 872-9471 (219) 872-8200 (219) 872-1223 (219) 778-2074 (219) 874-7330 (219) 874-6201 (219) 871-7000 (888) 879-7714 (219) 879-7388 (219) 872-0361 (219) 871-1223 (219) 879-9606 (219) 879-4677 (219) 879-9781 (219) 221-6763 (219) 879-9941 (888) 879-7711 (219) 878-9872

Mishawaka Awesome Place Bar & Grill Bar Louie Bleachers Blue Lantern Center St. Pub Jerrys Pub Maury's Pat's Pub Midway Tavern Office Lounge Parkway Lanes Phoenix Bar & Grill Pit Stop Pone Express Press Box Riverside Tavern Roc's Sports Café Roxie's Manhattan Sky Michiana Smith’s Downtown That Place Bar & Grill The Pub Three Thirty One Inn Trips traxside tavern Trumans Wings Etc. Wooden Shoe Yakety Yak Cafe

1123 Spring Street 6501 Grape Rd 4609 Grape Rd 928 E. McKinley 112 N. Center St. 1211 W 6th St 901 W 4th St 810 W 4th St 1813 E 12th. St. 1504 Chestnut Street 101 Lincoln Way W 1753 E. 12th St. 1617 Milburn Blvd 1653 E 4th St 100 N. Center St. 212 W Edison Rd 424 W 7th St 100 N. Center St. 110 Lincolnway E 300 W. 6th St. 408 Cleveland St 1123 Union St 318 So union st 100 N. Center St. 6502 Grape Rd 822 W 6th St 701 W 4th St

(574) 259-9629 (574) 277-9100 (574) 277-9332 (574) 255-2005 (574) 968-0244 (574) 257-1466 (574) 259-8282 (574) 255-0458 (574-259-3898 (574) 255-5424 (574) 257-8876 (574) 254-0389 (574) 254-1925 (574) 252-5753 (574) 259-1598 (574) 252-5780 (574) 259-9600 (574) 257-0759 (574) 255-2227 (574) 387-4499 (574) 273-5397 (574) 255-2790 (574) 259-7233 (574) 259-2282 (574) 273-0088 (574) 258-9201 (574) 255-8601

16409 Red Arrow Hwy

(269) 231-5205

600 W Water St 136 N. Whittaker St 310 E Buffalo St

(269) 469-1699 (269) 469-5800 (269) 469-9600

Union Pier, MI Mickey’s New Buffalo, MI Bentwood Tavern Casey's Bar and Grill El Ranchero Grande

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BARS in the REGION Jimmy's Bar & Grill O'Briens Roma Pizza Da Pub

18529 La Porte Rd 12578 Wilson Rd 17600 Red Arrow Hwy 19332 State Route 239

(269) 469-2100 (269) 469-3400 (269) 469-3698 (269) 469-4448

Niles, MI Corral Jays Lounge Pete's Patio Riverfront Café Wings Etc.

701 N 13th St 3025 s. 11th St. 2433 N 5th St 219 Front St 2008 S. 11th St

(269) 684-1185 (269) 684-8353 (269) 683-4565 (269) 684-2233 (269) 683-9464

1720 Lincolnway W 55581 Ash Rd 512 Lincolnway W

(574) 679-4474 (574) 674-6442 (574) 674-6261

South Bend Agave 53 Tequila Bar AJ's Anchor Inn Antonio's Bar Backstage Grill/Green Room Blarney Stone Between the Buns Bob's 19th Hole Bob's Pub Bootleg’ers Brother’s Bar and Grill Buffalo Wild Wings Centerfolds Chain O Lakes Cheers Pub Chuck's Tavern City Limits Lounge Clay Pub Club Fever Club Landing Corby's Irish Pub Dave's Pub & Co The Galley Franks Place Firerock Cafe Green Star Cafe Golden Gnome Hoosier Tap & Grill Hoosier Wings & More Jeannie’s Joe's Tavern Jovi's Restaurant & Lounge Kate O'Connors Kelly's Pub O’Rourkes Public House Lonnies 23 Inn Linebacker Lounge Madison Oyster Bar Main St. Pub McCormicks Mitch’s Corner Moondogs Morris Performing Arts Center Mulligans Murpheys Backyard Pub My Place Oaken Bucket Peddler's Pub

119 N Michigan St 4505 Ameritech Drive, 2224 W. Wester Ave 2227 Franklin St 222 S. Michigan 113 E Wayne St 1803 South Bend Ave 26582 US Highway 20 1406 Portage Ave 1302 Ford St. 1234 Eddy St 123 W Washington St 1505 Kendall St. 26230 Southport rd 103 S. Dixieway North 1201 W Sample St 1807 S Ironwood Dr 52170 Rt 933 222 S. Michigan 1717 Lincolnway East 441 E Lasalle Ave 3013 Mishawaka Ave 921 w. McKindley Ave 327 Marion 24092 Hwy 2 1605 Miami St 1902 S. Bend Ave 718 W Indiana Ave 1835 Lincoln Way E 621 S Bendix Dr 1201 Dunham St 1905 Miami St 415 E. Michigan St. 1150 Mishawaka Ave 1044 Angela Blvd 1989 Prairie Ave 1631 South Bend Avenue 129 N Main St 2046 South Bend Ave 125 N. Michigan Ave 1516 N. Ironwood Dr. 4407 S Ironwood Dr 211 North Michigan Street 1705 S Bend Ave 3601 Mishawaka Ave 1509 Portage Ave 1212 S Ironwood Dr 904 E Ireland Rd

(574) 232-9464 (574) 272-1800 (574) 237-9147 (574) 233-6114 (574) 232-0222 (574) 283-0452 (574) 247-9293 (574) 289-2318 (574) 233-0635 (574) 234-0744 (574) 287-2767 (574) 232-2293 (574) 288-7827 (574) 232-9063 (574) 387-4642 (574) 289-9457 (574) 288-3636 (574) 277-6982 (574) 232-5200 (574) 289-4122 (574) 233-5326 (574) 237-9195 (574) 258-0830 (574) 232-2277 (574) 237-9146 (574) 287-9606

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26444 Edison Rd

(574) 233-9542

Rum Village Inn

2209 Kemble Ave

(574) 288-1773

Tapped Out II Sean Ocasey's South Bank The View Vickie's Wings Etc. Wise Guys West Winds

2206 Mishawaka Ave 123 N. St. Joseph St. 1763 Lincoln Way E 515 E Jefferson Blvd 112 W Monroe St 2051 E. Ireland Rd. 3421 W Sample St 56629 Mayflower Rd

(574) 289-4888 (574) 245-7280 (574) 232-1980 (574) 288-8439 (574) 232-4090 (574) 291-0077 (574) 234-2670 (574) 233-5168

Middlebury Rulli’s Bella Luna

851 U.S. 20

(574) 825-7222

Westville Blackhawk Inn The Ville Ramsay’s Westpoint Crossroads

257 W. Main St. 351 W. Main St. 11042 W. US Highway 4817 U.S. 421

(219) 785-2296

Edwardsburg, MI Fireside Tap & Grill

69245 Maple St.

(269) 414-4103

225 N Michigan St 15147 Lincoln Hwy 116 East Laporte Street 1111 W Jefferson St 114 N. Michigan St

(574) 936-7004 (574) 540-2333 (574) 935-5514 (574) 935-9939 (574) 914-4123

109 S. Main St.

(219) 733-2624

6741 US 12

(269) 756-9302

Plymouth Brass Rail Club Omega Dandelion Bar Mayflower Opie’s Office Wanatah The Other Place Three Oaks Featherbone

(219) 785-2621 (219) 785-4030

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 Planet Rock Battle Creek, Michigan

Surrender the Fall / Almost Kings Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Planet Rock Battle Creek, Michigan

Six Ways From Sunday Friday, February 22, 2013 Cheers Pub South Bend, Indiana


Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 8:00pm in EST Club Landing South Bend, Indiana


Saturday, February 23, 2013 Planet Rock Battle Creek, Michigan

Surrender the Fall / Almost Kings Thursday, February 14, 2013 Tinks Rock House Marion, Ohio

Eye Empire

Friday, February 15, 2013 Planet Rock Battle Creek, Michigan

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Planet Rock Battle Creek, Michigan

Sunday, March 3, 2013 Centerstage Bar & Grill Kokomo, IN

Sunday February 17, 2013 Cheers Pub South Bend, Indiana


Eye Empire Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:30pm in EST Centerstage Bar & Grill

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Eye Empire

Another Lost Year Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Cheers Pub South Bend, Indiana

Friday, February 22, 2013 Club Fever South Bend South Bend, Indiana

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Cheers Pub South Bend, Indiana PSYCHOSTICK

Thursday, April 18, 2013 Planet Rock Battle Creek, Michigan

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b i p ‘ M s e l ( w I q L s t S l i “ p b H o e t

candlebox Choosing songs from a lengthy back catalog can be a daunting task, but less problematic if you’ve got help, as Candlebox’s lead singer, Kevin Martin, likes to point out. That philosophy is present on the band’s current tour, which will focus on its 1993 self-titled debut album – plus highlights from Lucy (1995), and Happy Pills (1998), as well. “There’s songs that our audience h a s

been asking us to play for years, ‘like Vulgar Before Me,’ and ‘Butterfly,’” said Martin. “They’re nice enough to send emails,: ‘Listen, I’d love to hear this.’ Most of the time, it’s (honoring requests) just for one show, but we’re actually doing it for an entire tour. It’s about two hours, and 23 songs, so it’s quite a night.” Like many veteran bands, Candlebox has seen its share of peaks and valleys. Martin, lead guitarist Peter Klett and drummer Scott Mercado remain from the original lineup – which rocketed out of Seattle during the early ‘90s. Songs like “Cover Me,” “Far Behind” and “You” remain radio staples to this day, powered by the debut album’s quadruple platinum success. However, Candlebox’s success at the box office didn’t earn respect from its moodier, broodier peers – who often dismissed them as mere opportunists, an accusation


After Twenty Years, Candlebox Still Feels The Calling

presumably not helped by signing with Maverick Records, a label formed by Madonna. “We were just a band of young kids,” said Martin, “Bardi (Martin), our (original) bass player, was not allowed to play in bars un-

By: Ralph Heibutzki

fortunes. Faced with increasing difficulty at Maverick, the band split up to get out of its contract – staying on ice until 2006, when one phone call from Rhino Entertainment changed everything. As Martin recalls, Rhino was interested in a compilation, and wanted to get the band involved. “We realized that we’d missed an enormous amount of one another’s company, and songwriting. It was a real joy to get back into a rehearsal studio and start playing the songs

again, when we hadn’t played ‘em in seven years,” he said. Plans are underway for some summer dates with Blind Melon – which is also celebrating its twentieth anniversary – as well as an acoustic record, to be released early next year. However, as Martin points out, all this ambitious business talk wouldn’t matter without the connections made over a 20-year-plus career. “We’re still around. Thank God, our fans still love what we do, and that’s all we can hope for, on a daily basis – that people still want to see us play music,” he said.

“We don’t follow a script, and that’s what makes our show with our audience so much fun.”

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til he was 21, and he didn’t turn 21 until 1992, so that kept us out of a lot of that scene. That’s the unfortunate side of what always worked against us.” Although he doesn’t hear those accusations as much these days, Martin wonders why “you’ve just got to tell people, that sticking pencils in your ears would be better than listening to Candlebox,’” he jokes. “No one sets out to be the red-headed stepchild – if we let it bother us, we wouldn’t be doing it. You go out and play shows to the people that love you, and that’s what makes it all really worthwhile,” he said. By 2000, the bloom had long withered off the grunge rose, and so had Candlebox’s

Live: Sat, Feb 9th

Planet rock, Battle Creek, MI 18 + $20 adv/ $23 DOS.

Wed, Feb 13th,

Club Landing, South Bend 21 + $20 adv/ $23 dos pg 25

lacuna coil


Melodic, Mercurial, & Ready To Blitz The U.S. Nineteen years after first roaring out of Milan, Italy, Gothic metal flag-wavers Lacuna Coil show no inclination of mellowing out, or slowing down... By: Ralph Heibutzki Lacuna Coil - Stage AE, Pittsburgh Pa. 5/16/12

If you keep on living in an exciting way, and you keep on having experiences in life, I think you can be constantly inspired to write new stuff, so it’s not difficult at all for us,” said Scabbia, for an interview with

Like many bands of its genre, Lacuna Coil lives and breathes on board’s Top 200. the road, and this spring will be no exception. Beginning in Febru- Reviewers like the All Music Guide found much to praise in the ary, the band blitzes the U.S. for a 17-date outing with alternative vocal teaming of Scabbia and her male counterpart, Andrea Ferro, metal titans Sevendust; the Club Fever show is next to last in that and its shift to a bone-rattling, down-tuned sound that cranks the string. guitars high up in the mix. The band then visits South America in March for the eight“Melodic and mercurial, immaculate and overwrought, it’s date “Dark Legacy” tour, and rejoins Sevendust and not for everybody, but six albums in, Lacuna Coil have fellow veterans Coal Chamber for a more extenproven themselves more than worthy of both the sive U.S. outing that wraps at the end of April. “Melodic and mercurial, attention of commercial rock radio and the adoFans wanting to get beyond the moshpit ration of the progressive metal community,” immaculate and overcan try getting in on the VIP Experience All Music’s review of Dark Adrenaline noted. wrought, it’s not for evePackage, which the band is offering on a Suffice to say, the band expects to forge rybody, but six albums in, first-come, first-serve basis through its ahead, whether everybody gets the idea, Lacuna Coil have proven official website, or not – and not even a language barrier The packages include a signed poster, will should make a dent in that goal, as themselves more than T-shirt plus a special “meet and greet” Scabbia made clear to www.upvenue. worthy of both the attensession with the band. The latter feacom/: “I don’t think there is anything bettion of commercial rock ture should please dedicated fans wantter for an artist to perform in front of a craradio and the adoration ing to explore such topics as the roots of zy crowd; a crowd that can jump, that can of the progressive metal the band’s name – which means “Empty dance, that can sing with you even if they Spiral,” in English (replacing its previous don’t know the lyrics, it doesn’t really matter, community.” monicker, Ethereal, which a Greek band had because even if the show is made by the band, - All Music Guide already claimed for itself). it’s all about the crowd. If the crowd is energetic, Lacuna Coil’s return to America should build on the the band will give a thousand percent times more.” big year it enjoyed in 2012. Highlights included joining Megadeth, Motorhead and Volbeat on the Gigantour, and its latest album, Dark Adrenaline (Century Media), which marks a return to Live: 7 p.m. Friday, February 22, Club Fever, 222 S. its Gothic roots. Produced by Don Gilmore (Bullet For My Valentine, Linkin Park), Michigan St., South Bend with Avatar, 3 Years Hollow, Dark Adrenaline also curbs the experimentalism of its predeces- and Sevendust. 21+ sor, Shallow Life, which enabled the band to significantly expand its fanbase. Released in January 2012, Dark Adrenaline charted in Tickets available at Fever box office or by visiting: 15 countries worldwide, including a #15 debut position in Bill- pg 26

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other shipments. Police are still searching but so far there are no leads on who was packing heat while packing meat.

from Around The World

Being Cheap a Criminal Offense Old Orchard Beach, ME

A man recently called police to complain that the prostitute he paid for still owed him ten minutes and he was quickly arrested himself. This also led to the arrests of two other women and the utter humiliation of the man in question, who apparently didn’t realize that hiring prostitutes is illegal. He’s awaiting a court date and since he learned this lesson, that will likely be the only kind of date that he has for a while.

Via: Paige Turner & the Entertainer Newsroom

Woman Has Wild Birth in Zoo Syracuse, NY

A New York woman can tell her child she literally brought them home from the zoo after giving birth on a wildlife path near a bear exhibit. Zoo workers helped to deliver the baby and kept curious patrons away while another group of workers ensured the smell of blood didn’t attract the bears or any other wild animals. No word on whether the storks made an appearance at the birth or not.

Getting Paid for Getting Laid Canberra, Australia

Courts in Australia have approved worker’s compensation benefits for a bureaucrat who was injured as she was having sex in her hotel room while she was away on business. Somehow during the act, a glass light fitting was torn from its mount above the bed and landed on her head while she was in different type of mount. It’s unclear how much compensation she will receive but she was just happy that the outcome isn’t causing her to feel doubly screwed.

An Elephant Never Forgets its Tolerance Moscow, Russia

After a trailer caught fire, animal trainers herded two elephants into the deadly Siberian cold and gave them 2.5 gallons of vodka to take the chill off. The spirit was diluted in warm water and veterinarians said that later only the tips of their ears were frostbitten, so it obviously helped them stave off pneumonia. They didn’t drink enough to appear intoxicated and officials stated that no re-enactments of drunken scenes Dumbo took place that evening.

Noah’s Ark Built on a Lark Dordrecht, Netherlands

A Dutchman recently finished his 20 year project to build a fullscale, functioning model of Noah’s Ark using the specifications given to Noah in the Bible and he says he couldn’t feel more blessed. This boat has a movie theater, restaurant, museum, petting zoo and huge array of stuffed animals on display so he can float around and preach “history” to anyone willing to come aboard. The man’s wife was not as impressed when he said he needed to find a woman from every country to travel with him and he has been praying for more of God’s help ever since.

Special Cookies Cause Not-So-Special Feelings Cape Elizabeth, ME

A group of students laced a batch of cookies with marijuana and nine high school kids have been suspended after some kids felt ill and went to the nurse’s office. It’s not clear if the sick students knew what they had ingested but the whole ordeal caused the day they were to discuss ethics and values to take on a whole new meaning. One of the suspended bakers defended himself by saying he values getting stoned and ethically felt that he had to share his stash. School officials were not amused.

Meat Becomes Even More Unhealthy Roswell, NM

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“Sherwood Forest Paintball is one of the highest rated paintball fields in the country.� Located on Highway 35 north of La Porte

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sherwood forest

paintball Are you in need of a little adventure to ward off those winter blues? Maybe you need to make a trip to Sherwood Forest in La Porte... by Jess Spiess


eekends at Sherwood Forest can be a great escape from reality in more ways than one. From the landscape to the fun to be had, the staff promise fun for everyone! Located on Highway 35 north of La Porte, Sherwood Forest Paintball is one of the highest rated paintball fields in the country. The Forest has been around for almost 23 years, and they have no plans of leaving anytime soon. They feature five fields that come complete with bunker structures and even castles. Constructed entirely from railroad ties, the fields allow you to travel back to medieval times as you play. Made in an actual forest the views are nothing short of a rustic paradise especially if paintball is something you love. With 76 acres to explore and shoot, the goal is for you to return again and again. This family business is always working to improve and expand with new ideas. The newest experiment this year at Sherwood is a change in the 24-hour events. Held a few times throughout the year these 24-hour events used to be all paintball all the time, but this year the folks at Sherwood are using Airsoft guns instead of paintball. There will be 3 to 4 Airsoft events in 2013 hosted at Sherwood Forest. You can check their website for more information on the events as the dates draw closer. This year Sherwood Forest promises to be not just your number one destination for paintball, but Airsoft too! The big events may have changed but many of the regular parts of the Sherwood Forest experience have not. Returning again this year is BYOP Sundays. Bring Your Own Paint (BYOP) Sundays are great for people with their own paintball gear

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that are in need of a little exploration. Bring your marker, safety gear, and paint to play for $30 the whole day. If you don’t have your own gear, Sherwood rents gear too! You can drop in and play any Saturday or Sunday as long as there are no events active. No reservations are required. If you have a big group (10 people or more), call for a group rate discount. If you do contact Sherwood Forest in advance, you can also set up a private game complete with your own referee to keep everyone in line. This is a great option for birthday parties, bachelor parties, or any other group that just wants to have some paintball fun together. With 23 years of experience, Sherwood Forest is predicting another year of fun out in the woods. So the next time you are experiencing the dreaded cabin fever maybe it will be time to venture out to Sherwood Forest. They are open Saturdays and Sundays year round for your enjoyment. Whether you’re new to the paintball scene or a seasoned pro, Sherwood Forest will have plenty to keep you busy! You can find Sherwood Forest on facebook at, or at their website Sherwood Forest is located at 3497 N Highway 35 La Porte, Indiana. You can also reach them by phone at (219) 325-8060. Happy Shooting!

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$75 in Advance $100 Day of Event


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March 9th -

RV & Motor Hall of Fame

The Elkhart Breakfast Optimists Club focuses on being a “Friend of Youth” and that is what they plan to do with the money raised by the tournament. The proceeds of the event will go to the Elkhart County Red Cross and the Optimists Club scholarship fund that gives back to students from Elkhart County heading for college. Besides this event, the Breakfast Optimists support the community through a variety of other events from breakfast with Santa to youth golf programs to a night out against crime, they are always trying to improve the community. The Big Deal Poker tournament is just another example of their

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You must be 21 to register.

By: Jessica Spiess

Presented by The Elkhart Breakfast Optimists Club

If there was ever a time to be a poker player, March 9 may be it. The Elkhart Breakfast Optimists Club is hosting their 5th annual Big Deal Poker Tournament. Everyone can take a chance on the cards as long as they have $100 or $75 if you plan in advance. Plus, it’s for a good cause!

Begins at 10am. For more info and registration forms:

dedication. After five years hosting the tournament, the Optimists are, well, pretty optimistic that it will be a great day for everyone even if you do lose. The games begin at noon (Eastern) on March 9 at the RV & Motor Home Hall of Fame in Elkhart. Register the day of at 10 AM or in advance at locations around the area. There are three giving out the entry form: Holmes Insurance Agency on Hively Avenue in Elkhart, Master Automotive on Main Street in Elkhart, and The FAN radio station on Edison Road in Mishawaka. If you register before March 9 and receive a $25 discount, making the entry fee $75 instead of $100. The

last few years this event has brought in over 200 players with $5000 going to the winner! But it is not just the big winner who will leave happy. The top 25 players leave with money in their pockets, so the chance for success is in your hands. If you don’t walk out a winner at least you helped a good cause. The tournament usually lasts until 7pm so plan on a whole afternoon of risk and adventure around the green felt table.

Besides food and drink they will have big screen TVs, black jack, and other cash games for those who get knocked out or just don’t want to bet big. And

For those who would rather watch poker than play, you are encouraged to come and enjoy the event as well. The entry fee for those not entering the tournament is a dollar! The Matterhorn Restaurant of Elkhart is providing the food and beverages for the event including cocktails.

Remember spaces are limited so the sooner you register the more you save and the more you increase your chances of walking home with more money in your pocket! And just remember it doesn’t hurt to be an optimist! For more information on the 5th Annual Big Deal Poker Tournament from the Elkhart Breakfast Optimists Club including rules, regulations, acceptable behaviors, and the registration form check the website or facebook.

“Proceeds go to benefit the Elkhart County Red Cross” really what else will you have to do, no March Madness or football to watch, so you might as well enjoy some poker.

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Two couples were playing cards. Jeff accidentally dropped some cards on the floor. When he bent down under the table to pick them up, he noticed that Dave’s wife, Sandy, was not wearing any underwear! Shocked by this, Jeff hit his head on the table and emerged red-faced. Later when Jeff went to the kitchen to get some refreshments Sandy followed him and asked, “Did you see anything under the table that you liked?” Jeff admitted, “Well, yes I did.” She said “you can have it, but it will cost you $100.” After a minute or two, Jeff indicates that he is interested. She tells him that since Dave works Friday afternoons and Jeff doesn’t, that Jeff should come to their house around 2:00 PM on Friday. Friday came and Jeff went to her house at 2:00 PM. After paying her the $100, they went to the bedroom, had sex for a few hours and then Jeff left. Dave came home about 6:00 PM and asked his wife, “Did Jeff come by this afternoon?” Totally shocked, Sandy replied, “Yes, he did stop by for a few minutes.” Next Dave asked, “Did Jeff give you $100?” Sandy thought, ‘Oh hell, he knows!’ reluctantly she said, “Yes, he did give me $100.” “Good,” Dave says. “Jeff came by the office this morning and borrowed the $100 from me and said that he’d stop by our house on his way home and pay me back. It’s so good to have a friend you can trust.” Terrible Rash A woman walks into her doctor’s office and says “Doctor, I have this terrible rash.” She lifts up her sweater to reveal a large ‘M’ shaped rash. The doctor replies, “Now that is the strangest rash I’ve ever seen.” The woman explains, “Well my boyfriend goes to Michigan and refuses to take off his letter sweater when we make love.” The doctor shrugs her shoulders, prescribes some lotion and sends the woman on her way. The next day another woman comes in with a very similar rash. “How did you get that?” the doctor asks. “My boyfriend goes to MIT and he refuses to take his letter sweater off when we make love,” she says. The doctor prescribes some lotion and sends the young lady on her way. The third day another young woman comes into the doctor’s office and she too has a big rash in the shape of an ‘M’ on her chest. “Let me guess,” the doctor says. “Your boyfriend goes to Maryland?” “No,” the patient replies, “My girlfriend goes to Wellesley.” source: KNIGHT A knight and his men returned to their castle after a hard day of fighting. “How are we faring?” asked the king. “Sire!” replied the knight, “I have been robbing and pillaging on your behalf all day, burning the towns of your enemies to the west.” “What?” shrieked the February 2013 | Vol. 5, Issue 1

king, “I don’t have any enemies to the west!” “Oh!” said the knight, “Well, you do now.” source: Church Bells On hearing that her elderly grandfather had just passed away, Katie went straight to her grandparent’s house to visit her 95 year old grandmother and comfort her. When she asked how her grandfather had died, her grandmother replied, “He had a heart attack while we were making love on Sunday morning.” Horrified, Katie told her grandmother that 2 people nearly 100 years old having sex would surely be asking for trouble. “Oh no, my dear, “ replied granny. “Many years ago, realizing our advanced age, we figured out the best time to do it was when the church bells would start to ring. It was just the right rhythm. Nice and slow and even. Nothing too strenuous, simply in on the Ding and out on the Dong.” She paused, wiped away a tear and then continued, “And if that damned ice cream truck hadn’t come along, he’d still be alive today!” source: What is hard and pink when it goes in and soft and wet when it comes out? Bubblegum you dirty minded pervert! source: A Touching Letter Someone who teaches at a Middle School in Safety Harbor, Florida forwarded the following letter. The letter was sent to the principal’s office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for the elderly. This story is a credit to all human kind. It’s a heartwarming story Dear Safety Harbor Middle School: Bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent senior citizen’s luncheon. I am 84 years old and live at the Safety Harbor Assisted Home for the Aged. All of my family has passed away. It’s nice to know that someone really thinks of me. Bless you for your kindness to an old, forgotten lady. My roommate is 95 and always had her own radio, but would never let me listen to it, even when she was napping. The other day her radio fell off the night stand and broke into a lot of pieces. It was awful and she was in tears. She asked if she could listen to mine, and I said f*ck you. source: Police Officer A police officer was patrolling the highway when he sees a guy tied up to a tree, crying. The officer stops and approaches the guy. “What’s going on here?”, he asks. The guy sobs, “I was driving and picked up a hitchhiker. He pulled a gun on me, robbed me, took all my money, my clothes, my car and then tied me up.” The cop studied the guy for a moment, and then pulled down his pants and whipped out his d*ck. “I guess this IS NOT your lucky

day, pal!” source: Panda Bears A Panda walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a meal. When the meal finally arrives, he eats it quickly, then shoots a drunk, and leaves the bar. A patron walks over to the bartender and asks, “What was that all about?” The bartender replies, “Look up ‘panda’ in the dictionary, pal.” And so, the patron retrieves his Webster’s dictionary from his coat pocket and looks up the word ‘panda.’ “What’s it say?” asks the bartender. The patron replies with a grin, “Eats shoots and leaves.” source: Barbeque Glenn and his wife were working in their garden one day when Glenn looks over at his wife and says, “Your butt is getting really big. I bet your butt is bigger than the barbecue.”With that he proceeded to get a measuring tape and measured the grill and then went over to where his wife was working and measured his wife’s bottom. “Yes, I was right, your butt is two inches wider than the barbecue!” The wife chose to ignore the husband. Later that night in bed Glenn was feeling a little frisky. He makes some advances towards his wife who completely brushes him off. “What’s wrong?” he asks. She answers, “Do you really think I’m going to fire up this big-ass grill for one little weenie source: Smuggling Jose arrives at the Mexican border on his bike with 2 huge bags over his shoulders. The guard stops him and asks: “What’s in the bags?” “Senior, It’s only sand.” replies Jose. “Sand??? Well, we’ll just see about that - get off the bike!” The guard takes the bags, rips them open, empties them out and finds nothing in them...except sand. Detaining Jose overnight, the sand is analysed, but only to discover it is in fact simply sand. Jose is released, the sand is put into new bags and placed on Jose’s shoulders, and he is let across the border. Next day, same thing happens. The guard asks: “What you got there?” “Sand,” says Jose. A thorough examination of the bags again shows there to be nothing but sand, and subsequently Jose is allowed to ride across the border. For a whole year this continues until one day Jose doesn’t show up, and the guard discovers him in a Cantina in Mexico. “Hey, Bud,” says the guard, “I know you’re smuggling something. For a year it’s driven me crazy. It’s all I can think about... I can’t get sleep, the kids are getting neglected...heck, even the dog senses I’m beginning to lose it! Between you and me, just what are you smuggling?” Jose sips his beer, smiles and replies: “Bicycles...” source:

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