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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Helpful Resources & Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Business Locator Maps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11 Local Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 Local Produce, U-Picks & Farmstands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15 Welcome to Wine Country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 A Wedding Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Brewers Fest Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 A Great Place To Visit... A Fabulous Place to Call Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 A Brief History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-23 Bridgman Public Library & Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-25 Member Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-29 Advertisers Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

GREATER BRIDGMAN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & GROWTH ALLIANCE ™ BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016 269-465-4413 • www.lake2grapes.com • director@lake2grapes.com Officers: President: Tim Kading, Assistant Manager of the City of Bridgman Vice President: Brett Boyd, Owner of Classic Catering & Events, Beachtown Grille Treasurer: Bob Clark, Treasurer at Lake Charter Township Secretary: Pat Heyn, Trustee at Lake Charter Township Directors: Laura Brychta, Treasurer at the City of Bridgman Todd Dockerty, Chief Operating Officer at Woodland Terrace Gretchen Evans, Director at the Bridgman Public Library Georgia Gipson, Banking Officer at Edgewater Bank Katie Lemon, Whirlpool Corp. and Lemon Creek Farm & Winery Marty Mason, Owner of Sunset Tool Beth McNeil, Owner of Paws to Wash Steve Parsons, City of Bridgman Planning Commission Chairman Shane Peters, Superintendent of Bridgman Public Schools Charles Stein, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Jim Stine, Trustee at Lake Township

About This Guide: This guide is published by The Greater Bridgman Area Chamber of Commerce & Growth Alliance (CGA). Every effort is made in this publication for accuracy. The CGA, and Fusion Design Group LTD, assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may have occurred. Event dates are accurate at the time of publication, however, businessess and organizations may change their schedules or information. Check in advance to confirm dates and times. All hours listed are Eastern time unless otherwise specified. The 2016 Greater Bridgman Area Chamber of Commerce & Growth Alliance Visitors Guide was designed by Tim Rogers, Creative Director, Fusion Design Group, Ltd. (see ad on page 34). Fusion provides professional graphic design, website design and development, marketing, search engine optimization, social-mobile media, e-commerce, corporate branding, PR & internet marketing to clients throughout the country. Their philosophy is simple: provide effective marketing materials paired with dynamic web, social/mobile internet solutions to help grow your business. 269-469-8226, www.fusiondg.com.

Special thanks to contributing photographers: Weko Beach Campground, Bob Clark, Tim Kading & The City of Bridgman


WELCOME TO BRIDGMAN ! President’s Letter:

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The Greater Bridgman Area Chamber of Commerce & Growth Alliance (CGA) publishes this guide on behalf of the Greater Bridgman area business community, the City of Bridgman, Lake Township, and the entire region that is Lake to Grapes. This guide is our showcase of all we have to offer– from the amazing beauty of our Lake Michigan Shoreline to the wide variety of awesome food and drink; from the many small businesses that offer every service imaginable, to the shops and boutiques that provide unique buying experiences. Enjoy our small towns and gorgeous sunsets; discover our play places, and stay awhile. Take in the wildlife and enjoy the nightlife. Come to our Wine and Brew Festivals and take in the amazing beverages made from local grapes and grains. We hope you sample everything that Lake to Grapes means and smile through every minute. We are so glad you have this guide and are exploring the Greater Bridgman Area. We are happy to have you visit and welcome you to our place, from the Lake to the Grapes! On behalf of the CGA Board of Directors and our business community, thank you for your patronage. Sincerely, Tim Kading CGA President

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HELPFUL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION GREATER BRIDGMAN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & GROWTH ALLIANCE

Local Fire Departments:

P.O. Box 871 Bridgman, MI 49106 director@lake2grapes.com www.lake2grapes.com 269-465-4413

Lake Township 269-465-6351

PUBLIC SAFETY

U.S. Coast Guard South Haven 269-982-1986

For Any Emergency Dial 911

City of Bridgman 269-465-3803

Baroda Village & Township 269-422-6900

LOCAL POLICE:

Ambulance Service Medic 1 269-925-2141

City of Bridgman 269-465-3880

Poison Control 800-222-1222

Baroda/Lake Township 269-465-3258 Berrien County Sheriff 269-983-7111 Michigan State Police 269-683-4411 FBI 269-982-0390

HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM: Lakeland Regional Medical Center 1234 Napier Avenue, St. Joseph, MI 269-983-8300 www.lakelandhealth.org

ATF 800-800-3855

LOCAL HOSPITAL:

DEA 616-458-0616

Lakeland Regional Medical Center 1234 Napier Avenue, St. Joseph, MI 269-983-8300 www.lakelandhealth.org

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LOCAL NONEMERGENCY HEALTHCARE RESOURCES: Southwestern Medical Clinic Walk-in-Clinic (no appt necessary) M-F 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-1pm 5515 Cleveland Avenue Stevensville, MI 49127 269-429-9644 www.swmc.com

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CITY OF BRIDGMAN City Hall 9765 Maple Street Bridgman, MI 49106 www.bridgman.org 269-465-5144 City Manager, Juan Ganum jganum@bridgman.org LAKE CHARTER TOWNSHIP Township Hall 3220 Shawnee Road Bridgman, MI 49106 www.lake-township.org 269-465-6601

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Township Supervisor, John Gast jwgast@lake-township.org VILLAGE OF BARODA Village Hall 9091 First Street Baroda, MI 49101 www.barodavillage.org 269-422-1779 clerk@barodavillage.org BARODA TOWNSHIP Township Hall 9091 First Street, Baroda, MI 49101 www.barodatownship.org 269-422-2300 Township Supervisor, Jim Brow barodasupv@parrett.net

BERRIEN COUNTY GOVERNMENT County Administration Center 701 Main Street St. Joseph, MI 49085 269-983-7111 www.berriencounty.org


AREA REPRESENTATIVES IN STATE GOVERNMENT: Governor: Rick Snyder District 21 Senator John Proos 517-373-6960 District 79 Rep. Al Pscholka 888-656-0079 District 78 Rep. Dave Pagel 888-373-0078

AREA REPRESENTATIVES IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:

LOCAL UTILITIES Indiana Michigan Power (Electric) 800-311-6424 Michigan Gas Utilities 800-624-2019

Bridgman Public Library 4460 Lake St. (at Baldwin Rd.), Bridgman, 269 465-3663

Frontier Communications (Telephone) www.frontier.com

Bridgman Public Schools 9964 Gast Road, Bridgman 269-465-5432 www.bridgmanschools.com

Comcast (Cable) www.comcast.com

Child & Family Services of SW MI 888-237-1891 & 269-925-1725

Call before you dig! Miss Dig – Call 811

River Valley Senior Center 13321 Red Arrow Hwy Harbert, MI

POST OFFICES

American Legion Post 331 4241 Legion Street, Bridgman Hall Rentals Available 269-465-6885

Bridgman, 49106 9655 Maplewood Ave., 269-465-6116

District 6 U.S. Congressman Fred Upton 269-982-1986 www.upton.house.gov

Baroda, 49101 1368 South St., 269-422-1888

OTHER RESOURCES

Stevensville, 49127 5888 S. Cleveland Ave., 269-429-3452

MICHIGAN SECRETARY OF STATE: 888-767-6424 Local Offices: 1960 Mall Drive, Benton Harbor 110 E. Main Street, Niles 269-684-3531

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Sawyer, 49125 5835 Sawyer Road, 269-426-4333

Information and Referral Service for Health and Human Service Agencies Call 211

American Legion Post 345 9214 First St, Baroda 269-422-2647

OTHER HELPFUL HOTLINES Al-Anon/Alcoholics Anonymous 269-349-4410 Alzheimer’s Association 800-272-3900 American Diabetes Association 800-342-2383 American Cancer Society of Michigan 800-723-0360

Arthritis Foundation MI Chapter 800/968-3030 Autism Society of Michigan 800-223-6722 Child Abuse & Neglect Parent Helpline 800-942-4357 Child Care Resources 800-343-3470 Consumer Protection Agency 877-765-8388 Gambler’s Anonymous 888-424-3577 Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Line 800-922-1418 MI Adult Abuse Hotline 800-996-6228 Michigan Road Conditions 800-381-8477 National Child Abuse Hotline 800-4A-CHILD National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE National Runaway Switchboard 800-621-4000 Runaway Assistance Helpline 800-RUNAWAY National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK Senior Info-Line 800-654-2810 Youth Crisis Hotline 800-422-0009

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DINING Chow On The Beach! The Beach Town Grill, run by popular, local accomplished restaurateur and caterer, Classic Catering offers hot and cold summertime favorites to eat in or take down to the water for an alfresco view! Either way, you cannot beat the close-up view of Lake Michigan’s gorgeous beach, lake front, and sunsets.

Chow In Wine Country! The Baroda Tap & Grille in downtown Baroda is surrounded by several unique and amazing wineries and is a great place to relax and choose from a robust full-service menu. Offering a full bar, you can pair your dinner with the perfect adult beverage of your choice.

Chow In Your Car! Mikey’s Drive-In Restaurant is a classic nostalgic drive-in dining experience complete with carhops and classic foodie favorites. Located just off Red Arrow Highway north of Lake Street, Mikey’s feels like a scene from “American Graffiti,” where you can test your digestion with a famous half-pound “Mikey Burger” eaten over the steering wheel, at a cozy inside booth or lounging at an outside picnic table.

The Bridgman area offers a diverse medley of unique locallyowned and operated eateries, with food to please every palate, from full service dining to eating on the run, we’ve got choices for every lifestyle.

Chow Diner Style!

Olympus, another local family-owned restaurant, is well-known for their widely diverse menu featuring high-quality home cooking with

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WOOD SMOKED PIT BBQ fresh hot & cold sides e customized catering e kids menu gluten-free & vegetarian options e handicap accessible beer, wine & hard cider available e dine in or carry out pet friendly & outdoor dining

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many Greek favorites including gyros and homemade baklava. Lydia’s Down Home Cooking is another hometown favorite with a focus on fresh ingredients and homemade soups – their cabbage soup is a hit with many of the locals.

Chow Casual Style! Craving a Chicago Style Hot Dog? Needing an Italian Beef? Check out these and other popular deli and cookout style offerings, along with ice cream, at Rochefort’s The Next Generation, home of the “Mad Max” and “Chubby Cheeks” burgers.

Chow Chinese!

can accommodate the needs of virtually any size crowd and event. Put them to work on your party and their innovative menus, years of experience and variety of rental items will make your event a sure hit. Look no further than Pebblewood Banquet Hall to schedule your private party or treat the whole family to their Sunday Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Karen’s brunch offers crowd favorites like fresh omelets and waffles, a wide variety of both breakfast and dinner items, fresh fruit and desserts, and vegetarian-friendly choices! All this for $11.95 ($9.95 for seniors).

Chow With Sports!

China Café offers visitors an anticipated Chinese food experience, complete with speedy takeout, indoor dining, and a weekday lunch buffet. With a menu serving up popular dishes from every region of China, Chinese food fans won’t be disappointed!

Looking for the traditional bar-and-sports experience? We’ve got that too, at the Get-A-Way Grill & Cubby Bar. Not just for Cubs fans, diners can find all kinds of sports and all kinds of sports teams airing at any time, and patrons can also enjoy live entertainment on the weekends.

Chow In Grand Style!

Chow On The Run (Or In Your Pj’s)!

Celebrate with food and drink at D’Agostino’s Navajo where patrons can choose to eat in the formal dining room or relax in the lounge with multiple televisions displaying the latest sporting events. For a fine dining experience, visit the newest high-end eatery in downtown Bridgman, Lake Street Eats.

Chow With A Crowd...Or For A Crowd! If you’ve got a big hungry group that needs to be fed at a place of your choosing, call on Classic Catering & Events. The team at Classic

If you love to cook, you’ll have no problem finding all the ingredients for everything from a beach side snack to a gourmet meal. Fill a cart at Harding’s Friendly Market, or pick your own produce from the array of farm stands and u-picks throughout the region, such as Rambo and Jones’ Blueberry Farms, Hartlines Harvest Stand, and wineries throughout the region. Of course you’ll have no problem finding the right wine to accompany every course of your meal.

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Hardings Friendly Market .................................................................. 10 Jeff’s Towing and Recovery............................................................... 11 Klippers Family Salon ....................................................................... 12 Lake Street Eats ............................................................................... 13 Lydia’s Downhome Cooking ............................................................. 14 Paws to Wash ................................................................................... 15 Mikey’s Drive In ................................................................................ 16 Rochefort’s The Next Generation ...................................................... 17 Sandpiper Flowers & Gifts ................................................................. 18 Classic Catering and Events ............................................................ 19 Totally You Salon ............................................................................. 20

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Baroda Tap and Grille ......................................................................... A Captain Mike’s Fun Park ....................................................................B W Glendora Rd Dablon ................................................................................................D Dunes Self Storage ............................................................................ E Fusion Design Group.......................................................................... F G. L. Wasko and Sons ...................................................................... G Hora’s Tranmissions ........................................................................... H Jones Berry Farm ............................................................................... I

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LOCAL EVENTS

While we offer a listing of some of the more popular events offered in For events taking place throughout southwest Michigan, check out the the Lake To Grapes Region, many more events can be found at the Southwest Michigan Tourist Council Calendar at www.swmichigan.org. Bridgman Public Library (see article on pg. 24), online at the home of Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country, www.miwinetrail.com and their EVERY SUMMER EVENING member wineries (see ad on inside front cover), or on the CGA’s online You also don’t want to miss this touching tribute as Taps is played each calendar at www.lake2grapes.org. summer evening on Weko Beach at Sunset. It is an experience you won’t soon forget.

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MAY 2016 05/22/2016 Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast 3169 W. Shawnee Rd, Lake Township

www.lake-township.org 05/29/2016 Weko Beach Concert Series BBL Unplugged - 1960’s to Present Popular Music www.bridgman.org

JUNE 2016 06/12/2016 Weko Beach Concert Series Van Dyke Revue - Country, Blue Grass, Rock, Oldies www.bridgman.org 06/18/2016 Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival Five Bands, 19 Wineries, Great Food!

Weko Beach www.lakemichiganwinefest.com 06/23 – 06/26/2016 Community-wide Garage Sales Berrien Springs www.villageofberrienspring.com 06/26/2016 Weko Beach Concert Series Bat - 12 String Acoustic “All Request Sing Along!” www.bridgman.org

06/26/2016 Music in the Park Past Time Band 1500 Lemon Creek Road, Baroda Village Park www.barodavillage.org

JULY 2016 07/03/2016 Fireworks Downtown Baroda www.barodavillage.org 07/07 - 07/09/2016 Celebrate Bridgman! Downtown Bridgman www.bridgman.org 07/10/2016 Weko Beach Concert Series

Not So Acoustic - Rock/ Popular Music

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07/24/2016 Weko Beach Concert Series Top Secret - Rock/ Popular Music www.bridgman.org 07/24/2016 Music in the Park Joe Jason Lemon Creek Road, Baroda Village Park

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07/30-07/31/2016 Support our Troops Festival American Legion Post 345, Downtown Baroda www.barodavillage.org

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AUGUST 2016

Others - Rock, Blues, and Country

08/07/2016 Weko Beach Concert Series Polar Bear Recon – Americana www.bridgman.org 08/13/2016 Party on the Pavers Downtown Baroda www.barodavillage.org

09/04/2016 Weko Beach Concert Series Mark Ficks & The Significant www.bridgman.org

OCTOBER 2016 10/29/2016 Brewers Festival Weko Beach www.wekobeachbrewersfest.com

DECEMBER 2016

08/14/2016 Michigan Wine Trail Half Marathon Downtown Baroda www.barodavillage.org

12/01/2016 Kindle Your Christmas Spirit Downtown Berrien Springs www.villageofberriensprings.com

08/16 – 08/20/2016 Berrien County Youth Fair Berrien Springs www.bcyf.org

12/04/2016 Christmas in the Village Downtown Baroda www.barodavillage.org

08/21/2016 Weko Beach Concert Series

12/08/2016 Holiday Village Downtown Bridgman www.lake2grapes.com

Jack Adams & The Breakers - Rock-N-Roll

www.bridgman.org 08/21/2016 Music in the Park The TAG Band

Lemon Creek Road, Baroda Village Park

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LOCAL PRODUCE, U-PICKS & FARMSTANDS EAT LOCAL! The local food movement continues to grow in popularity and importance. In this age of processed foodstuffs and shipped-in produce, more and more consumers are keen to understand and identify with exactly where their food is coming from. The fertile fields surrounding our region have for years been producing an incredible diversity of fruits and vegetables. The secret ingredient (or at least one key factor) is the unique microclimate created by Lake Michigan. Join the conscious consumers who have already discovered our area’s healthy harvests and drive directly to the source. Get to know the friendly folks who tend the farms and fields of our region, and sink your teeth into some healthy, delicious locally-grown foods.

10 & 11. A little further inland and in the heart of wine country, you can pick or purchase peaches and apples at Hartlines Harvest Stand. … and speaking of wine, Lemon Creek Farm & Winery grows much more than grapes, buy a bushel before or after sampling some wine, or take a fun family hayride into their orchards to pick your own. Combine the knowledge you gain on these pages with the places to find it all using the maps on pages 10 & 11 where u-picks and farm stands are indicated and appropriately color-coded with green dots. Together they’ll guide you to a wonderful variety of healthy, locally grown treats.

SOMETHING FOR EVERY SEASON Springtime’s asparagus, Summer’s blueberries, and Fall’s apples and pumpkins all benefit from the “lake effect” - the weather patterns affected by our close proximity to Lake Michigan. Milder seasons combine with the lake breezes that waft over our rolling countryside to make our region as fertile and abundant as it is lovely and relaxing.

FIND YOUR SUPER FOODS HERE One of the region’s most popular and abundant treats is the blueberries that typically ripen throughout the height of summer. There are several nearby farms where you can pick your own or buy them freshly picked. We recommend Jones Blueberries, locally owned and locally grown. See their ad on this page and find them on the guide maps on pages

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LOCAL AGRICULTURAL FACTS Agriculture is the second-largest industry in Michigan’s state economy. Michigan has about 10 million acres of farmland and over 56,000 farms. More than 90% of Michigan farmland is owned by families or individuals. The State of Michigan produces over 200 agricultural commodities. Michigan is the second-most agriculturally diverse state in the nation. Michigan leads the U.S. in the production of 19 agricultural commodities, and ranks in the top 10 for production of 30 others.

AGRICULTURE IN BERRIEN COUNTY Over 1,000 Farms Over 350 Orchards Over 150 Vegetable Farms About 100 Million in annual agricultural production

Rankings in State Ag Production: #1 in Grapes #2 in Apples #4 in Blueberries #5 in Asparagus

State Data from Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) materials. Berrien County Data from Southwest Michigan Regional Planning Commission (SWMPC) materials. Data represented is from a range of recent years, with some rounded and/or estimated.

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WELCOME TO WINE COUNTRY breweries including locals Round Barn and Greenbush Brewing and Bridgman’s newest microbreweries, Tapistry Brewing Company, Transient Artisan Ales, HayMarket Brewing, Cultivate Brewing and Watermark Brewing Company. Finally, if you fancy two fingers of something with a little more kick, check out some of the spirits being distilled locally at Round Barn and Journeyman Distillery in nearby Three Oaks.

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While we’re quite proud of our wineries, we’d be remiss in not mentioning our region’s burgeoning breweries and developing distilleries. Michigan’s craft beer industry has been booming in recent years, and again, there’s a great opportunity to try them all right here on the Lake in Bridgman. The 6th annual Weko Beach Brewers Festival will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 1pm to 7pm. Again, great bands, fabulous food, and a gorgeous sunset are all bonus accompaniments to the over 70 varieties of craft beer you’ll be able to sample from 20+ Michigan craft

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Looking For Fun? Beyond the obvious fun of Weko Beach and Warren Dunes on beautiful Lake Michigan, consider swinging a club while you are here – either the short stick on the putting greens at Captain Mike’s Fun Park, or the real deal on the greens at Pebblewood Country Club. Either way, you get to enjoy the challenge of trying to achieve a hole-in-one!

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Small Town Wedding provides wedding planning and full service coordination for your special day in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana (see their ad below). Give Cheri a call at 269-326-1452 or visit her downtown Bridgman location and check out Something New - a bridal and formal wear shop carrying new gowns, shoes and accessories. How nice that both businesses are in the same place!

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ll of the best elements of good craft beer come together in southwest Michigan and our beers are made with ingredients that literally come from just down the road! With soil and climatic conditions that are so favorable for agricultural production, we have an abundant supply of key ingredients needed to make delicious brews. Our fertile and temperate conditions result in a wide variety of hops, barley, and other grains that are harvested from sun-warmed fields just when they are needed to make new batches of local craft beers. Because beer is 90-95% water, the pure waters of Lake Michigan and the area’s aquifer provide the perfect base for every craft beer produced in the region. With a low mineral content, these soft waters allow brewers

to easily adjust their recipes to reflect the intended flavors without having to go through rigorous and timeconsuming deoxygenation and filtration processes. Nothing is wasted in the production of beer around here – just ask our local cattle farmers! Spent grains make a delicious and nutritious food for cows, who enjoy the low-fat, high-protein supplement. Spent grains help area farmers to maintain their herd’s weight and nutrition, especially during the winter when forage is scarce. So visit one or visit them all – pull up a stool and sample all the fresh, pure goodness of the many craft brews that are made right here in the Greater Bridgman area, knowing you are truly tasting a local product!

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A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT... As you page through this helpful guide it will become evident that Bridgman is a great place to visit, with an incredible array of attractions and destinations for every person and interest. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find an impressive community infrastructure underpinning all of those “icing on the cake” elements that visitors flock to our region to enjoy. You’ll find, in fact, that the Bridgman area is an amazing place to call home! Bridgman is rather unique in comparison to some of our surrounding communities. While offering all of the benefits of “beach towns” that also line Lake Michigan’s coastline, Bridgman offers year-around amenities, conveniences and basic infrastructure. We’re the closest coastline community to Chicagoland that boasts a full-time population that isn’t outnumbered by part-time homeowners and rental cottages. While many of our neighboring communities’ businesses scale back hours or even board up for the winter, the Bridgman area remains open for business year round, with a strong and stable full-time population that enthusiastically supports local business. When the shopping list or social calendar calls for more metropolitan affairs, we’re just a few minutes from St. Joseph & Benton Harbor, a short trip to South Bend, and a bit over an hour to Grand Rapids or Chicago. Impressive Infrastructure. The word “infrastructure” may induce thoughts of elements such as power grids or transportation networks. With the Cook Nuclear Power Generation Facility in our community and I-94 at our doorstep we remain powered up and connected to

the world, but there’s so much more built into our community that makes it an attractive place to call home…

Super Schools Bridgman Public Schools serve the area as one of the region’s highest-rated school districts. It is the number one “School of Choice” in Berrien County, meaning that numerous students from neighboring districts vie for the opportunity to attend our schools, with over 300 students from 11 neighboring districts attending today. Bridgman Public Schools are in high demand with families who value quality education thanks to our robust academic programs, competitive and well-rounded athletic programs, strong fine arts programs and outstanding facilities. Bridgman Schools are staying on the forefront of quality education, technological innovation and state-of-the-art facilities thanks in part to the community’s recent show of support in passing recent bond proposals totaling over $23 million in improvements.

Strong Leadership The City of Bridgman and Lake Township work diligently to maintain the infrastructure, quality of life, and constant improvement of our communities. Our municipal Councils, Boards and Committees are comprised of hard-working and enthusiastic community members. Many of our appointed and elected leaders have served our communities for years longer than the average of their peers.

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A FABULOUS PLACE TO CALL HOME !

Community leaders focus equally on the maintenance of quality-oflife for residents and on development of our communities for the business community. Bridgman and Lake Township partner in the Economic Growth Alliance, a public-private partnership of municipal and business leaders that concentrates on the economic development of our communities. The CGA was recently recognized Statewide for leading a larger partnership with neighboring communities to initiate the “Lake To Grapes” tourism wayfinding effort. You’ll see the results in the convenient directional and informational signage pointing the way to key communities, destinations and attractions across the area. Finally, the Chamber is proud to support and be represented by local business owners, and is always enthusiastic and supportive of new businesses entering our communities.

Reasonable Cost

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All of the infrastructure and amenities, the beaches and the vineyards, the amazing shops and restaurants, and the strong sense of community come with a price tag that will likely surprise you. Home values, while strong, are not exorbitant, and you can find all of your basic needs and more at an incredible value, and check out with a friend and neighbor who knows your name. All in all, these and other factors add up to a great place to call home. We have something for everyone, so contact the Chamber or just come to town and learn more about our wonderful community. Photos: Courtesy of City of Bridgman www.bridgman.org

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A BRIEF HISTORY Before It Was Bridgman In the fall of 1856, George Bridgman, along with partners Warren and Charles Howe formed the Charlotte Lumber Company. A large steam-powered sawmill was set up near the present intersection of Lake Street and Red Arrow Highway. A narrow-gauge railway was constructed, running from the mill to the lake with several branches into the timber. About seven miles of track were busily traveled by an engine and over 30 cars. The area around the mill became known as Charlotteville, after one of the Howe brother’s wives, Charlotte. Unfortunately the Charlotte Mill was destroyed by fire in 1863. Over the next seven years, the partners rebuilt two more times, and each time the Mill was again

destroyed by fire. The Howe brothers were finally convinced that this wasn’t their calling and in 1870 left the area to pursue other ventures. George Bridgman, however, decided to stay in the area. Bridgman had acquired several hundred acres of land, including most of present-day Bridgman, and he and other residents began growing fruit trees, grapes and berry plants. Of course the market for their fruits was limited to what could be sold locally.

A New Town Name Rides In On

nursery business soon became a million-dollar industry in Bridgman. While m a n y local

Established in 2006, the Bridgman/Lake Township Historical Society’s first endeavor was to publish a book on local history. The book, Bridgman/Lake Township “The First One Hundred Years” went on sale in August of 2008. The Society is continuing to accumulate and preserve stories, pictures and interesting items of local history. We also host presentations to the public and to students on a variety of local historical subjects. Books are available for $25 at the Bridgman Garden and Feed and Liskey Insurance or they can be ordered from the library website; www.Bridgmanlibrary.org Help us keep our past alive by joining the Society. Membership forms are available at the library or at www.Bridgmanlibrary.org

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Mr. Bridgman granted right of way to the Chicago Michigan and Lakeshore Railroad to pass through his land, and in 1871 the “Bridgman Depot” was erected. That same year the Post Office changed their local designation to Bridgman carrying George’s name into history. The Railroad Depot enabled the already growing nursery business to explode in Bridgman. In 1888 Ozro Baldwin ran a three-line ad for raspberry plants in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Farm Journal. He received orders for all of his plants and the next year several hundred folders were sent out quoting prices for strawberry and cane plants. The mail-order

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names have been associated with the business over the years, two stalwarts, Krieger and Rambo wholesale nurseries, still operate in Bridgman today. Rambo Nurseries operate a Blueberry U-Pick and Farmstand on Gast Road that is open to the public. (See map listings on pages 10-11).

Where Weko Beach Got Its Name

The Lake Michigan Shoreline in Bridgman became popular in the 1920’s. Partners Henry Weber and Bruno Kolander built a

waterfront pavilion on the beach, which to this day carries the name they formulated from the first two letters of their last names… Weko Beach. Their pavilion became a popular destination for residents and visitors from all around, particularly Chicago. Today the Weko Beach House sits on the pavilion’s site, and is run by the City of Bridgman as one of the most attractive public beaches in the region. The building continues to provide food and fun to residents and visitors alike. Photos: City of Bridgman www.bridgman.org

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BRIDGMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY This year Bridgman Public Library is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Throughout 2016 the library will host special monthly events with a 1960’s theme. Join us for a coffeehouse poetry night, a pinewood derby, a dance at Weko Beach House, a discussion of 60’s film, a road rally, and much more. Or you can celebrate the anniversary by checking out a book, movie or music CD from the library’s special 1960’s collection. The Bridgman Public Library is proud to be a resource for the community.  We strive to provide something for everyone while maintaining a warm, welcoming atmosphere.  Stop in and browse our collection of over 50,000 books, movies, audio books, magazines, and newspapers.  We subscribe to the Herald-Palladium, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. The library’s free Wi-Fi is accessible inside the building while the library is open and on the library patio 24 hours a day.  If you do not have a computer, stop in and use one of ours. Visit the library website for digital services such as Freegal (downloadable music), OverDrive (downloadable e-books/audio books), Ancestry.com, and Rocket Languages. If you are a gardening enthusiast, you can reserve a plot in our community garden.  Prefer to read on a Kindle? Borrow one preloaded with 1500 titles. In addition to copy and fax services, the library offers a free Notary service (by appointment). The library is open every day except Sundays and major holidays.

FEATURES • Free WiFi • Free Computer Use • Free Internet Access • Copy, Print and Fax Service • Laminating Service • Notary Service • Laminating Service • Local Interest Displays • Teen Area • Children’s Story Room • Children’s Literacy Computer

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• The Summer Reading Program June 20 – July 30 weekly activities for kids of all ages • Baby and Me – newborn to 2 years • Toddler and Me – 2-5 years • Reading BEE-lievers • Computer classes

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Knit n’ Yarn Friends’ Book Club Author visits Musical performances Guest lectures Craft workshops Yappy Hour @ The Dog Park

For more information about the library and its programs, visit our website: www.bridgmanlibrary.org

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The Friends of the Bridgman Library have been raising funds to support the Bridgman Library for over 30 years. Last year Friends’ contributions supported the purchase of Ancestry.com, patron computers, books, movies, and the annual Summer Reading Program. The Friends Book Shoppe, located inside the library, offers gently used books, audio books, and music CDs for adults and children. Also, the Friends built and maintain three “Little Free Libraries” in the City of Bridgman.  Visit one of these three, take-a-book-leave-a-book, Little Free Libraries, located, respectively, on Lake Street, the library patio, and at the Weko Beach ranger station.

Other Friends Sponsored Events: • The Friends Community-Wide Garage Sale – May 12-14

HIGHLIGHTS • Collection of 40,000 Books, Audio Books, Periodicals, Newspapers • Programs and Classes for All Ages • Downloadable e-Books and Audio Books • Downloadable Music • Online Language Instruction • Small Business Collection • Community Garden • Children’s Early Literacy Programs • Comfortable, Friendly Atmosphere • Research Help • Friends of the Library Book Shoppe • Gourmet Coffee and Tea

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BRIDGMAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS The Bridgman Public School District is a vital part of the Bridgman and Lake Township communities where we together challenge our children to succeed and provide opportunities for lifelong learning. Bridgman Schools offers a high quality education to over 980 students in grades PK-12. We are proud that we have become the home to over 300 non-resident students who have chosen Bridgman Public Schools as their school of choice. Our students consistently exceed state and national expectations and score among the top in Berrien County on statewide assessments. The Bridgman Public School District supports a challenging curriculum that is fully aligned with state and national standards. Bridgman High School boasts a >95% graduation rate with a <5% drop-out rate. Our buildings are state of the art facilities thanks to the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support of over $23 million dollars in building renovations, technology upgrades and athletic facility improvements. These improvements have ensured that all BPS students receive the best all-around educational experience. Bridgman Public Schools continues to believe in educating the whole child. Coupled with robust academic programs is a successful and highly competitive athletic program which offers 21 various sports at the Middle School and High School levels.

may be obtained from the district website or by calling (269) 4660236. For additional information about Bridgman Public Schools or to schedule a tour of our district, please contact us at (269) 465-5432 or visit us on our website at www.bridgmanschools.com.

BPS also has a strong fine arts program which includes visual arts and performing arts. Bridgman Public School is fortunate to have its own aquatic center funded by a community-supported recreational millage. The Bridgman Aquatic Center contains an Olympic size pool that is open to the public for swim classes and other recreational aquatic opportunities throughout the year. A schedule of aquatic activities

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MEMBER DIRECTORY Antiques

Beauty & Health

Shawnee Road Antiques 638 E Shawnee Rd Baroda, MI 49101 269-422-1382

Custom Cuts PO Box 932 Bridgman, MI 49106 269-325-6685

Automotive

Klippers Family Salon 4520 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-3444

Cassidy’s Qwik Lube & Car Wash 9584 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-6762 Great Lakes Repair 4308 Willow St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-266-2125 Hora’s Transmissions 8185 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-0555 Jeff’s Towing and Recovery 9211 California Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-6142 Siemans Ford 8961 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5344 Signature Automotive Group 680 E. Napier Ave Benton Harbor, MI 49022 877-244-3864

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Totally You Salon 4164 Lake Street Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-9100

Civic, Business & Social Associations Baroda Area Business Association PO Box 294 Baroda, MI 49101 269-209-9307 Bridgman Public Library 4460 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-3663 Bridgman/Lake Township Historical Society 4460 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-3663

Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce 324 Dewey St, Suite 109 Buchanan, MI 49107 269-695-3291

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra 513 Ship St St. Joseph, MI 49085 269-982-4030

Coloma-Watervliet Area Chamber of Commerce 142 Badt Drive Coloma, MI 49038 269-468-4430

Southwest Michigan Tourist Council 2300 Pipestone Rd Benton Harbor, MI 49022 269-925-6301

Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce 321 E. Main St Niles, MI 49120 269-683-3720 Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce 15311 Three Oaks Rd Three Oaks, MI 49128 269-469-5409 Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce 4290 Red Arrow Hwy Stevensville, MI 49127 269-429-1170 Medic One 635 E. Napier Benton Harbor, MI 49022 269-925-2143 Radio Harbor Country 505 W. Locust Three Oaks, MI 49128 269-756-9742

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Commercial & Industrial B&L Information Systems 4707 Rambo Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-6207 Eagle Technologies Group 9850 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-6986 G. L. Wasko and Sons 3876 Livingston Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5913 Great Lakes Metal Stamping Inc 4607 Rambo Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-4415 Krieger’s Wholesale Nursery, Inc. 9555 N Gast Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5522


Sunset Tool, Inc 9890 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-4555

Education & Government Berrien County Board 701 Main St St. Joseph, MI 49085 269-422-1779 Bridgman Public Schools 9964 Gast Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-466-0271 City of Bridgman 9765 Maple St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5144 Lake Charter Township 3220 Shawnee Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-6601 Lake Michigan College 2155 E. Napier Ave Benton Harbor, MI 49022 269-927-8198 Southwest Michigan Regional Airport 1123 Territorial Rd Benton Harbor, MI 49022 269-927-3194 Village of Baroda 9091 First St, Baroda, MI 49101 269-422-1779

Entertainment & Camping Bee Bikes 4488 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-861-3288 Captain Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fun Park 10975 S Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5747 Pebblewood Country Club 9794 Jericho Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5611 Tower Hill Camp 12173 Tower Hill Rd Sawyer, MI 49125 269-426-3881 Warren Dunes State Park 12032 Red Arrow Hwy Sawyer, MI 49125 269-426-4013

Farm

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Financial Services

Hartlines Harvest Stand 8627 Cleveland Ave Baroda, MI 49101 269-757-3455

Chemical Bank 720 Pleasant St St. Joseph, MI 49085 269-934-1012

Hop Head Farms 8924 Cleveland Avenue Baroda, MI 49101 269-671-4439

Edgewater Bank 4509 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5500

Jones Berry Farm 9245 Gast Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-4745

Edward Jones 4221 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-4606

Second Nature Gardens 424 W. Glenlord Rd St. Joseph, MI 49085 269-429-0886

Horizon Bank 500 W. Buffalo St New Buffalo, MI 49117 269-469-2265

Shuler Farms LLC 2863 W. Snow Rd Baroda, MI 49101 269-465-3965

Food & Drink

Farm, Lawn, Garden Equipment & Services

221 Main Street Restaurant & Cocktail Bar 221 Main St St. Joseph, MI 49085 269-982-4000

Excavating

CR Lawn Service, Inc. 2250 W Shawnee Rd Baroda, MI 49101 269-422-2848

Baroda Tap and Grille 8906 First St Baroda, MI 49101 269-422-1141

Oldenburg & Sons 5258 Browntown Rd Sawyer, MI 49125 269 426-4519

HFS Tractor 8644 Stevensville-Baroda Rd Baroda, MI 49101 269-422-1753

Beach Town Grill 5239 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-3800

Weko Beach & Campground 5301 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-3406

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China Cafe 4205 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-7799 D’Agostino’s Navajo 8970 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-3434 Get-A-Way Grill & Cubbie Bar 9489 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5932 Lake Street Eats 4228 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-3287 Lydia’s Down Home Cooking 9804 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-266-7337 Mikey’s Drive In 9096 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-6933 New Buffalo Bills 603 East Buffalo Street New Buffalo, MI 49117 269-469-9992 Olympus Restaurant 3795 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269 465-5541 Pebblewood Banquet Hall 9794 Jericho Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5420

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Rochefort’s The Next Generation 4514 Lake St, Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5626

Individual

Grocery

Dorothea Crocker PO Box 87, Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-6550

Hardings Friendly Market 3651 Shawnee Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5211

Pat Heyn 11901 Gast Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-426-4352

Home & Builders Services 1-Wolverine Construction LLC 2970 Hinchman Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-325-9225 Len Kissinger Construction LLC 11339 Lange Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-326-0225 McGhee’s Heating & Air Conditioning 11136 California Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 269-466-0123 McGuire’s Professional Construction, Inc. 335 Urbandale Ave Benton Harbor, MI 49022 269-925-4632

Carolynn Miller 8840 Dunewood Bridgman, MI 49106

Medical, Dental, Veterinary Chikaming Dental Center 12890 Red Arrow Hwy Sawyer, MI 49125 269-426-4455 Stevensville Chiropractic 1733 W John Beers Rd Stevensville, MI 49127 269-428-2500

Meetings, Weddings, Catering Beach House 5239 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106

Mead & White Electrical Contractors 9895 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-6922

Bridgman American Legion Post 0331 4241 Legion St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-6885

Zielke Homes & Improvement 10107 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-9484

Classic Catering and Events 11137 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-4420

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Small town Wedding 4164 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-326-1452

Place

of

Worship

Berrien Community Church 4284 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-0419 Sawyer Highlands Church 13100 Red Arrow Hwy Sawyer, MI 49125 269-426-4466 Woodland Shores Baptist Church 3555 Shawnee Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-4673

Professional Services 2nd Look Laptops 4355 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-9269 Art/Fx Sign Co 9751 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5706 Cleaning Frenzy LLC Bridgman, MI 49106 269-426-3258 Fusion Design Group, Ltd. 30 N. Barton St New Buffalo, MI 49117 269-469-8226 JLN Studio St. Joseph, MI 49128 269-408-8059


Law Office of Sara A. Bell, PLLC Niles, MI 49120 269-684-1500 Liskey Insurance 4263 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-6222 Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel 9191 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-3239 Prism 3133 Lakeshore Drive St. Joseph, MI 49085 269-983-5775 Secant Technologies 6395 Technology Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49009 800-875-4222

Richard Kading Core Real Estate Inc 9845 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-4700 Shorewood Hills Homeowners Association 720 St. Joseph Drive St. Joseph, MI 49085 269-426-8348 Sunset Landing Apartments 9587 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-3333 Wauwau Homes 5827 Red Arrow Hwy Stevensville, MI 49127 269-281-0368

Retail & Service

Strefling Insurance Agency 4488 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-3433

A & J Hardware 1745 W. Shawnee Rd Baroda, MI 49101 269-422-2489

Wightman & Associates 2303 Pipestone Rd Benton Harbor, MI 49022 269-927-0100

Accents with Himalaya T extiles Plus 4222 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 847-707-6948

Real Estate Sales & Services Bill Geukes Drywall 3947 Lemon Creek Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5173 Core Real Estate 9845 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-4700

Paws to Wash 4445 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-4425 Sandpiper Flowers & Gifts 4217 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5936

The Frisky Frog 16 N. Smith Street New Buffalo, MI 49117 269-469-6151

Lemon Creek Fruit Farm & Winery 533 E Lemon Creek Berrien Springs, MI 49103 269-471-1321

The Villager 100 N. Whittaker New Buffalo, MI 49117 269-469-6151

Round Barn Public House 9151 1st St Baroda, MI 49101 269-422-1617

Senior Living

Round Barn Winery 10983 Hills Rd Baroda, MI 49101 269-422-1617

Woodland Terrace 8850 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-7600

Storage Unit Facility Dunes Self Storage 11087 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-5555

Wineries, Breweries, Distillaries

Tapistry Brewing 4236 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-266-7349 Transient Artisan Ales 4229 Lake Street Bridgman, MI 49106 815-236-4116

Cultivate Brewing 961 E. Shawnee Road Berrien Springs, MI 49103 269-422-1324 Dablon Vineyards & Winery 111 W. Shawnee Rd Baroda, MI 49101 269-422-2846 Domaine Berrien Cellars 398 E Lemon Creek Rd Berrien Springs, MI 49103 269-473-9463 Free Run Cellars 10062 Burgoyne Rd Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Full Service Starting at $36! 269.465.6762 9584 Red Arrow Highway Bridgman, Michigan 49106

Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 8:30-6 Sat. 8:30-1 Closed Sunday and Wednesday

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About Our Cover Bridgman High School participated in a Cover Art contest for this years guidebook. Their only criteria was to submit artwork that depicted or made them think about Weko Beach. We received almost 40 submissions and had a very difficult time choosing a winner! We selected Emily’s painting “Lake Michigan Sunset” for our cover and wanted to showcase some of the other amazing works that were submitted to us. Emily won, appropriately enough, a Weko Beach package consisting of a beach bag and towel and a season pass to the beach. Congratulations to Emily and to all the students who submitted their innovative and creative works of art, with special thanks to Bridgman High School art teacher Pam Carlson! Cover Artist Winner: A - Emily Sarra Honorable Mentions in Mixed Media: B - Hunter Vines C - Gabriella Warden Honorable Mentions in Graphic Design: D - Anna Taylor E - Logan McFall F - Madi Ales

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ADVERTISERS INDEX 1-Wolverine Construction LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Frisky Frog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Pebblewood Banquet Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

2nd Look Laptops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Fusion Design Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Pebblewood Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Baroda Tap and Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

G.L. Wasko and Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Beach House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Hardings Friendly Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Prism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Beach Town Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Haymarket Pub & Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Rochefort’s The Next Generation . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Berrien Community Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

HFS Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Round Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Bridgman American Legion Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Hop Head Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Round Barn Public House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Bridgman Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Hora’s Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Sandpiper Flowers & Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Bridgman Public Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Horizon Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Law Office of Sara A. Bell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Bridgman/Lake Township Historical Society . . . 22

Jeff’s Towing and Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Second Nature Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Captain Mike’s Fun Park . . . . . . . . . .

JLN Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Siemans Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Cassidy’s Qwik Lube & Car Wash . . . . . . . . . . 29

Jones Berry Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Small Town Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

CGA (Wine & Brewers Festivals) . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Klippers Family Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Southwest Michigan Regional Airport . . . . . . . . 34

Chemical Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Lake Charter Township . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra . . . . .

China Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Lake Michigan College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Stevensville Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Classic Catering and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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Sunset Tool, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Core Real Estate Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Lake Street Eats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Tapistry Brewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

CR Lawn Service, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Liskey Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Transient Artisan Ales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Cultivate Brewing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Lydia’s Downhome Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Village of Baroda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Dablon Vineyards & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

McGhee’s Heating & Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . 28

Villager, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

D’Agostino’s Navajo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Mead & White Electrical Contractors . . . . . . . . 24

Warren Dunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Dunes Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Mikey’s Drive In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Watermark Brewing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Eagle Technologies Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

New Buffalo Bill’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Weko Beach Campground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Edgewater Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Oldenburg & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Woodland Shores Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Edward Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Paws to Wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Woodland Terrace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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