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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Plan Your Beercation! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 A Great Place To Visit... A Fabulous Place to Call Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 A Brief History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Bridgman Public Library & Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Member Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-29 Advertisers Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

GREATER BRIDGMAN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & GROWTH ALLIANCE™ BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017 269-465-4413 • www.lake2grapes.com • director@lake2grapes.com

Officers: President: Tim Kading, Assistant City Manager of the City of Bridgman Vice President: Brett Boyd, Owner of Classic Catering & Events Treasurer: Bob Clark, Lake Township Treasurer Secretary: Pat Heyn, Lake Township Trustee Directors: Suzy Barnes, Owner of The Sandpiper and Hoof to Hanger Gretchen Evans, Director at the Bridgman Public Library Georgia Gipson, Banking Officer at Edgewater Bank Marty Mason, Owner of Sunset Tool Beth McNeil, Owner of Paws to Wash Shane Peters, Superintendent of Bridgman Public Schools Charles Stein, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Jim Stine, Lake Township Trustee

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 2017 Greater Bridgman Area Chamber of Commerce & Growth Alliance Visitors Guide was designed by Fusion Design Group, Ltd. (see ad on page 32). 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:

Welcome to the Lake to Grapes Region! Welcome to the 2017 Greater Bridgman Area Business and Visitors Guide – a publication of The Greater Bridgman Area Chamber of Commerce & Growth Alliance (CGA) and all of our member businesses! Our Lake to Grapes region offers something for everyone – from the gorgeous Weko Beach Lake Michigan Shoreline to restaurants, shops, breweries, wineries, and u-picks, to all of the service and commercial businesses that make it easy to live here and fun to visit. Enjoy our small town ambience and beautiful sunsets; and discover all the ways it’s good to be in the greater Bridgman area. We invite you to explore everything that Lake to Grapes means and welcome you to stay awhile! Welcome to our community – we know you are sure to have fun using this guide to explore our community! 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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What Does Bridgman Mean to You? Bridgman High School graphic arts students were asked this question and given the chance to graphically depict what Bridgman means to them. We received 23 submissions and had a hard time choosing our top five to showcase in this guide! Congratulations to these five artists for having their work showcased in the guide, with special thanks to all the students who submitted art and to Bridgman High School Art Teacher Pam Carlson for working with the kids to show off their talents in graphic design!

Aidan Diefenbach

Carter McLellan

Grayson Ford

Elliott Brown

Kayla Korcek

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HELPFUL RESOURCES & INFORMATION GREATER BRIDGMAN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & GROWTH ALLIANCE P.O. Box 871 Bridgman, MI 49106 director@lake2grapes.com www.lake2grapes.com 269-465-4413

PUBLIC SAFETY For Any Emergency Dial 911 LOCAL POLICE: City of Bridgman 269-465-3880 Baroda/Lake Township 269-422-1344 Berrien County Sheriff 269-983-7111 Michigan State Police 269-683-4411 FBI 269-982-0390 ATF 800-800-3855 DEA 616-458-0616

LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS: City of Bridgman 269-465-3803 Lake Township 269-465-6351 Baroda Village & Township 269-422-2300 U.S. Coast Guard South Haven 269-982-1986 Ambulance Service Medic 1 269-925-2141 Poison Control 800-222-1222

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

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

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 Township Supervisor, John Gast jwgast@lake-township.org

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VILLAGE OF BARODA Village Hall 9091 First Street Baroda, MI 49101 www.barodavillage.org 269-422-1779 clerk@barodavillage.org Village President, Bob Getz president@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. Kim LaSata 517-373-5240 District 78 Rep. Dave Pagel 888-373-0078

AREA REPRESENTATIVES IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: District 6 U.S. Congressman Fred Upton 269-982-1986 www.upton.house.gov

OTHER RESOURCES MICHIGAN SECRETARY OF STATE: 888-767-6424 Local Offices: 1960 Mall Drive, Benton Harbor 269-925-1382 110 E. Main Street, Niles 269-684-3531

LOCAL UTILITIES Indiana Michigan Power (Electric) 800-311-6424 Michigan Gas Utilities 800-624-2019 Frontier Communications (Telephone) www.frontier.com Comcast (Cable) www.comcast.com Call before you dig! Miss Dig – Call 811

POST OFFICES Bridgman, 49106 340 W Maplewood Ave., 269-465-6116 Baroda, 49101 1368 South St., 269-422-1888 Sawyer, 49125 5835 Sawyer Road, 269-426-4333 Stevensville, 49127 5888 S. Cleveland Ave., 269-429-3452 Information and Referral Service for Health and Human Service Agencies Call 211

American Legion Post 345 9214 First St, Baroda 269-422-2647 Bridgman Public Library 4460 Lake St. (at Baldwin Rd.), Bridgman, 269-465-3663 Bridgman Public Schools 9964 Gast Road, Bridgman 269-465-5432 www.bridgmanschools.com Child & Family Services of SW MI 888-237-1891 269-925-1725 River Valley Senior Center 13321 Red Arrow Hwy Harbert, MI

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

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES American Legion Post 331 4241 Legion Street, Bridgman Hall Rentals Available 269-465-6885

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he Bridgman area offers a diverse medley of unique locally-owned 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 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.

Baby, You Can Drive My 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 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.

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

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Casual Atmosphere! 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. Love a good barbeque? Look no further than New Buffalo Bill’s – take a short drive down the Lake Michigan shoreline to the home of hickory-smoked BBQ beef, pork, and chicken! Craving Chinese? Check out China Café for all your favorite dishes, eat in or get it delivered, or stop in for their weekday lunch buffet. With a menu serving up popular dishes from every region of China Chinese food fans won’t be disappointed!

Chow On The Run (Or In Your Pj’s, Or In A Field, Or By The Side Of The Road)!

If you love to cook, you’ll have no problem finding all the ingredients for everything from a beachside 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 Jones’ Blueberry Farms AND Hartlines Harvest Stand. Sample unique foods offered at the many breweries and wineries throughout the region.

Sit and Relax! 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 dining experience in downtown Bridgman, Lake Street Eats.

Cater It! Classic Catering & Events can accommodate the needs of virtually any size crowd and event. Put them to work on your party and let their innovative menus, years of experience, and variety of rental items make your next event a success.

LAKE STREET EATS cooks with a variety of fresh and local ingredients – we strive to offer an excellent yet casual dining experience. Come visit us in Bridgman, we’d love to meet you!

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Harding’s Friendly Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Jeff’s Towing and Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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Captain Mike’s Fun Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Damon’s Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B Dunes Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C Fusion Design Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D G. L. Wasko and Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E Lazy Ballerina Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F New Buffalo Bills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G Pebblewood Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H Second Nature Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I

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LOCAL EVENTS While we offer a listing of some of the more popular events offered in the Lake To Grapes Region, many more events can be found at the Bridgman Public Library (see article on pg. 24), online at the home of Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country, www.miwinetrail.com and their member wineries (see ad on inside front cover), or on the CGA’s online calendar at www.lake2grapes.org. For events taking place throughout southwest Michigan, check out the Southwest Michigan Tourist Council Calendar at www.swmichigan.org.

EVERY SUMMER EVENING You also don’t want to miss this touching tribute as Taps is played each summer evening on Weko Beach at Sunset. It is an experience you won’t soon forget.

MAY 2017

JUNE 2017

05/19 – 05/20/2017 Community-Wide Garage Sale Hundreds of garage sales throughout the Bridgman area www.bridgmanlibrary.com

06/11/2017 Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast 3169 W. Shawnee Rd, Lake Township www.lake-township.org

05/28/2017 Weko Beach Concert Series Past Time - 1950’s to 1960’s Hits www.bridgman.org

06/12/2017 Weko Beach Concert Series Johnny Jackson & Company Oldies to Today www.bridgman.org

06/17/2017 Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival Five Bands, 21 Wineries, Great Food! Weko Beach www.lakemichiganwinefest.com 06/25/2017 Weko Beach Concert Series Jackson Band – Rock and Roll www.bridgman.org 06/25/2017 Music in the Park Zelvis-Zelvis 1500 Lemon Creek Road, Baroda Village Park www.barodavillage.org

JULY 2017 07/03/2017 Fireworks Baroda American Legion Field, Downtown Baroda www.barodavillage.org

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07/06 - 07/09/2017 Celebrate Bridgman! Downtown Bridgman www.bridgman.org 07/09/2017 Weko Beach Concert Series The B-Side - Rock and Country www.bridgman.org 07/23/2017 Weko Beach Concert Series Polar Bear Recon – Americana www.bridgman.org 07/23/2017 Music in the Park C&S Delivery Lemon Creek Road, Baroda Village Park www.barodavillage.org 07/29/2017 Support Our Troops Festival American Legion Post 345, Downtown Baroda www.supportourtroopsfestival.org


AUGUST 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017

08/05/2017 Party on the Pavers Downtown Baroda www.barodavillage.org

09/03/2017 Weko Beach Concert Series TBD www.bridgman.org

08/06/2017 Weko Beach Concert Series Not So Acoustic Rock/Popular Music www.bridgman.org

OCTOBER 2017

08/14 – 08/19/2017 Berrien County Youth Fair Berrien Springs www.bcyf.org 08/20/2017 Weko Beach Concert Series Top Secret - Rock/Popular Music www.bridgman.org 08/26/2017 Michigan Wine Trail Half Marathon Downtown Baroda www.barodavillage.org 08/27/2017 Music in the Park Chad & Aaron from The Crawpuppies Lemon Creek Road, Baroda Village Park www.barodavillage.org

10/14/2017 Brewers Festival Weko Beach www.wekobeachbrewersfest.com

DECEMBER 2017 12/03/2017 Kindle Your Christmas Spirit Downtown Berrien Springs www.villageofberriensprings.com 12/07/2017 Christmas in the Village Downtown Baroda www.barodavillage.org

TBD Holiday Village Downtown Bridgman www.lake2grapes.com

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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 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’ve 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.

SOMETHING FOR EVERY SEASON Springtime asparagus, summer blueberries, and fall grapes, apples, and pumpkins all benefit from our “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 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 ripen throughout the height of summer. There are several nearby farms where you can pick your own or buy them freshly picked. We recommend Starbucks Blueberries and Rambo Blueberries.

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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 WE’VE GOT MORE THAN JUST WINE TO WET YOUR WHISTLE While we’re quite proud of our wineries, we’d be remiss in not mentioning our region’s growing brewery industry. 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 8th annual Weko Beach Brewers Festival will be held on Saturday, Octobe14th from 1pm to 7pm. Great bands, fabulous food, and a gorgeous sunset are all bonus experiences on top of the 80+ varieties of craft beer you’ll be able to sample from 25+ Michigan craft breweries including Bridgman’s Transient Artisan Ales and HayMarket Brewing, local breweries Silver Harbor, North Pier, and The Livery, mead maker Black Dragon Meadery, and wonderful area farms that provide the bounty to produce such beverages, such as Hop Head Farms.

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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HopheadFarms.com info@hopheadfarms.com Hop Head Farms is the premier grower and supplier of top quality Midwest and imported hops for craft brewers throughout Michigan and the U.S.

670 N. Shore Dr., Benton Harbor 269-757-7163 NorthPierBrewing.com info@northpierbrewing.com North Pier Brewing Company is proud to make craft beer in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Our taproom and outdoor beer garden is located less than one mile from Lake Michigan and on tap, we have a rotating list of 12 hand-crafted beers with a focus on Belgian-inspired and yeast-forward ales.

910 W. Buffalo St, New Buffalo 269-277-4874 BlackDragonMeadery.com blackdragonmeadery@gmail.com Black Dragon Meadery produces traditional and unique awardwinning meads. Black Dragon is rediscovering the lost art of meadmaking as an authentic discipline from the Olde World, dating back to the ancients and producing our motto, “Return to the Olde Ways”.

190 5th St., Benton Harbor 269-925-8760 | LiveryBrew.com brewer@liverybrew.com

4229 Lake St., Bridgman TransientArtisanAles.com info@transientartisanales.com

The Livery is located in the Benton Harbor Arts District and features 16 taps (two nitro) of “Hand-Forged Microbrew”, 2 Real Ale taps, an outdoor bier garden, live entertainment, free WIFI, and a kitchen serving locally sourced food with a focus on spent-grain pizza.

Transient Artisan Ales is a small batch brewer of farmhouse ales, utilizing local ingredients and wild yeast to make a product that is unique to the area.

9301 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman 312-638-0700 | HaymarketBrewing.com info@haymarketbrewing.com

721 Pleasant Street, Saint Joseph | 269-281-7100 BeerHappy@silverharborbrewing.com mike@silverharborbrewing.com

Haymarket Pub and Brewery in downtown Chicago has been making great beer for the great beer drinker since 2010 and are excited to expand into SW Michigan with a new production facility and taproom in Bridgman featuring wood fired pizzas, housemade sausages and fresh craft beer!

Silver Harbor Brewing Company focuses on providing a variety of quality ingredients used creatively and consistently to put the best quality beer on your table. We brew crazy interesting beers that challenge your palette from dark beers to light beers, American beers to Belgian beers, and every beer in between including our signature smoked beer that is not to be missed.

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All 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.

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 Because beer is 90-95% water, the pure waters of Lake that are made right here in the Greater Bridgman area, Michigan and the area’s aquifer provide the perfect knowing you are truly tasting a local product! base for every craft beer produced in the region. With a low mineral content, these soft waters allow brewers Cheers, Beer Lovers! to easily adjust their recipes to reflect the intended

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A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT... A FABULOUS PLACE TO CALL HOME!

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s you page through this helpful guide you will see 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 the fun 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 all the basics for a good life. We’re the closest coastline community to Chicagoland that boasts a full-time population that isn’t outnumbered by parttime 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. We can also boast of a strong utility system and great logistics with the Cook Nuclear Power Generation Facility in our community and I-94 at our doorstep, 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 highestrated 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 and is in the process of building a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lab to help Bridgman students gain the technical skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow.

Strong Leadership The City of Bridgman and Lake Charter 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

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our communities for years longer than the average of their peers. Community leaders focus equally on the maintenance of quality-of-life for residents and on development of our communities for the business community. Bridgman and Lake Township partner in the Greater Bridgman Area Chamber & 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 of Living 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, with the added bonus of being served by your friends and neighbors. 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.

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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 steampowered 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 the Rails

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 nursery

business soon became a milliondollar industry in Bridgman. While m a n y local names have been associated with the business over the years, two stalwarts, Krieger and Rambo wholesale nurseries, still operate in Bridgman today.

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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

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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.

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Ph: 269.684.1500 Fax: 269.684.1501

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

4460 Lake Street, Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-3663 • email: bridgmanhistorical@yahoo.com

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BRIDGMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY The Library proudly serves the informational and recreational needs of the communities of Bridgman, Lake Township, and Chikaming Township. The Library maintains a collection of 50,000 items, including books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, and downloadable books, movies and music. The Library subscribes to the Herald-Palladium, South Bend Tribune, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Free Wi-Fi is available inside the building during library hours and on the library patio 24 hours a day. In addition to copy and fax services, the Library offers a free notary service (by appointment). The Library offers a regular schedule of free educational and cultural programs for people of all ages. A complete schedule of programs is available on the library website www.bridgmanlibrary.org.

Teens: • Galaxy shoes – June 21, 1 pm • Team building – June 28, 1 pm • Walk to Weko – July 5, 1 pm • Sundaes & a movie – July 12, 1 pm • Walk at Lake Twp. Park – July 19 1 pm • Meals in a jar – July 26, 1 pm

Highlights of Summer Programs:

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Kids: • The Summer Reading Program – Jun. 19 – Jul. 29 • Baby and Me – Mondays 10:45 am • Toddler and Me – Tuesdays 9:30 am – 11:30 am • Story Hour –Tuesdays 10:30 am • Movie Mondays – Mondays, Jun.19 – Aug 28, 1 pm • Garden Club – Tuesdays Jun. 20 – Aug. 15, 1 pm • Magician John Dudley – Jun. 22, 11 am • Sandpirate @Weko – Jun. 29, 11 am • Curious Kids Under the Big Top – Jul. 6, 1 pm • Sidewalk Chalk –Jul. 7, 1 pm • Sarrett Nature Center – Jul. 13, 11 am • Starlab – Jul. 20, 11 am • Cupstacking – Jul. 27, 11 am

The Friends of the Bridgman Library have been raising funds to support the Bridgman Public Library for over 30 years. The Friends Book Shoppe, located inside the Library, offers gently used books, audiobooks, and music for adults and children. Funds raised from these sales have supported the purchase of library furniture, computers, books, movies, and the annual Summer Reading Program. Look for the Friends’ Little Free Libraries throughout the community.

Everyone: • Water safety @ Weko Beach House – Jun. 20, 6:30 pm • The Science of Lake Michigan @ Weko Beach House – Jul. 19, 6:30 pm

Friends Sponsored Events:

• Community-Wide Garage Sale & Hang It Again Art Sale–May 19-20 • Annual Book Sale –July 6-8

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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.

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 may be obtained from the district website or by calling (269) 466-0236. For additional

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MEMBER DIRECTORY Antiques Apparel from the Past 638 E Shawnee Rd Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 422-1382 shawneeroadantiques.com Shawnee Road Antiques 638 E Shawnee Rd Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 422-1382 shawneeroadantiques.com

Automotive Cassidy’s Qwik Lube & Car Wash 9584 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-6762 Damon Automotive 12312 Red Arrow Hwy Sawyer, MI 49125 (269) 426-4263 damonautomotive.com Hora’s Transmissions 8185 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-0555 Jeff’s Towing and Recovery Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-6142 bentonharbortowingservice.com Siemans In Bridgman 8961 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5344 siemans.net

Beauty & Health Kendall Lucille Hair Group 5711 St. Joseph Avenue Stevensville, MI 49127 (269) 408-8869 kendalllucille.com Klippers Family Salon 4520 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-3444 kangerooklippers.com Totally You Salon 4164 Lake Street Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-9100 Yoga House 1878 Marr’s Rd Stevensville, MI 49127 (312) 968-1979 yogahouse.us

Civic, Business & Social Associations Baroda Area Business Association PO Box 294 Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 209-9307 barodaareabusinessassociation.org Bridgman Lake Township Historical Society 4460 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-3663 bridgmanlibrary.com/ communityhistorical.asp

Bridgman Public Library 4460 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-3663 bridgmanlibrary.com Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce 324 Dewey St, Suite 109 Buchanan, MI 49107 (269) 695-3291 buchanan.mi.us Coloma-Watervliet Area Chamber of Commerce 142 Badt Drive Coloma, MI 49038 (269) 468-4430 coloma-watervliet.org Cornerstone Alliance 38 W. Wall Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 925-6100 cstonealliance.org Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce 38 W. Wall Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 757-0216 cornerstonechamber.com Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce 321 E. Main St Niles, MI 49120 (269) 683-3720 nilesmi.com Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce 15311 Three Oaks Rd Three Oaks, MI 49128 (269) 469-5409 harborcountry.org

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Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce 4290 Red Arrow Hwy Stevensville, MI 49127 (269) 429-1170 lakeshorechamber.org New Buffalo Business Association New Buffalo, MI 49117 (888) 660-6222 newbuffalo.org Radio Harbor Country 505 W. Locust Three Oaks, MI 49128 (269) 756-9742 radioharborcountry.org Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra 513 Ship St St. Joseph, MI 49085 (269) 982-4030 smso.org Southwest Michigan Tourist Council 2300 Pipestone Rd Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 925-6301 swmichigan.org

Commercial & Industrial B&L Information Systems 4707 Rambo Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-6207 blinfo.com Eagle Technologies Group 9850 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-6986 eagletechnologies.com


G. L. Wasko and Sons 3876 Livingston Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5913 glwasko.com Great Lakes Metal Stamping Inc 4607 Rambo Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-4415 glakesmetalstamping.com Hoof-To-Hanger 4217 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5936 hoof-to-hanger.com Krieger’s Wholesale Nursery, Inc. 9555 N Gast Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5522 kriegersnursery.com Sunset Tool, Inc 9890 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-4555 sunsettool.com

Education & Government Berrien County 701 Main St St. Joseph, MI 49085 269-983-7111 x8095 berriencounty.org Bridgman Public Schools 9964 Gast Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 466-0271 bridgmanschools.com City of Bridgman 9765 Maple St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5144 bridgman.org

Lake Charter Township 3220 Shawnee Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-6601 lake-township.org Lake Michigan College 2155 E. Napier Ave Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 927-8198 lakemichigancollege.edu Southwest Michigan Regional Airport 1123 Territorial Rd Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 927-3194 swmiairport.com Village of Baroda 9091 First St Baroda, MI 49101 barodavillage.org

Entertainment & Camping Captain Mike’s Fun Park 10975 S Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5747 captainmikesamusementpark.com Pebblewood Country Club 9794 Jericho Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5611 golfpebblewood.com SLS Farms LLC Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 757-2167 slsfarms.com Tower Hill Camp 12173 Tower Hill Rd Sawyer, MI 49125 (269) 426-3881 il-odm.org

Warren Dunes State Park 12032 Red Arrow Hwy Sawyer, MI 49125 (269) 426-4013 Weko Beach & Campground 5301 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-3406 bridgman.org

Farm and U-Pick Hartlines Garden Center & Harvest Stand 8627 Cleveland Ave Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 757-3455 hartlinesgreenhouse.com Hop Head Farms 4630 W. Hickory Road Hickory Corners, MI 49060 (269) 671-4439 hopheadfarms.com Rambo Blueberries 11306 Gast Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-6771 rambo-blueberries.com Shuler Farms LLC 2863 W. Snow Rd Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 465-3965 schulerfarms.com Starbuck’s Berry Farm 9245 Gast Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-4745 jonesberryfarm.com

Farm, Lawn, Garden Equip & Serv CR Lawn Service, Inc. Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 422-2848 crlawnserviceinc.com HFS Tractor 8644 Stevensville-Baroda Rd Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 422-1753 hfstractor.com Oldenburg & Sons 5258 Browntown Rd Sawyer, MI 49125 (269) 426-4519 oldenburgexcavating.com Second Nature Gardens 424 W. Glenlord Rd St. Joseph, MI 49085 (269) 429-0886 secondnaturegardens.net Stonegate Landscaping 2959 Buffalo Galien, MI 49113 (269) 545-0233 stonegate-designs.com

Financial Services Chemical Bank 9061 First Street Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 934-1083 chemicalbankmi.com Edgewater Bank 4509 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5500 edgewaterbank.com Edward Jones 4221 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-4606 edwardjones.com

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Horizon Bank 500 W. Buffalo St New Buffalo, MI 49117 (269) 469-2265 horizonbank.com

Food & Drink 221 Main - Restaurant & Cocktail House 221 Main St. St. Joseph, MI 49085 (269) 982-4000 221stjoe.com Baroda Tap and Grille 8906 First St Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 422-1141 barodatap.com China Cafe 4205 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-7799 chinacafebridgman.com D’Agostino’s Navajo 8970 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-3434 dagostinosnavajo.com Getaway Grille & Cubbie Bar 9489 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5932 getawaycubbiebar.com Lake Street Eats 4228 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-3287 lakestreeteats.com 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 newbuffalobills@yahoo.com Olympus Restaurant 3795 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5541 Rochefort’s The Next Generation 4514 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5626

Grocery Hardings Friendly Market 3651 Shawnee Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5211 hardings.com

Home & Builders Services 1-Wolverine Construction LLC 2970 Hinchman Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 325-9225 1-wolverineconstruction.com Arcadia Gardens 2721 Hinchman Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 429-2353 arcadiagardensllc.com McGhee’s Heating & Air Conditioning 11136 California Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 466-0123 mcgheehvac.com

McGuire’s Professional Construction, Inc. 335 Urbandale Ave Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 925-4632 mcguirespro.com Mead & White Electrical Contractors 9895 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-6922 meadwhite.com Turfix LLC 2228 Mount Curve St. Joseph, MI 49085 (269) 325-1433 turfix.com Zielke Homes & Improvement 10107 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-9484 zielkehomes.com

Community Member Carolynn Miller Bridgman, MI 49106 Dorothea Crocker Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-6550 Pat Heyn Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 426-4352

Medical, Dental, Veterinary Ani-Med Animal Health Care & Vet Hospital 9781 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5985 animedvet.com

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Chikaming Dental Center 12890 Red Arrow Hwy Sawyer, MI 49125 (269) 426-4455 chikamingdental.com Stevensville Chiropractic 2640 W John Beers Rd Stevensville, MI 49127 (269) 428-2500 stevensvillechiro.com

Meetings, Weddings, Catering Bethel Park Retreat Center 9973 S. Church St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-6669 bpretreat.com Bridgman American Legion Post 0331 4241 Legion St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-6885 Classic Catering and Events 11137 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-4420 classiccateringevents.com Pebblewood Banquet Hall 9794 Jericho Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5420 pebblewoodbanquethall.com Rabbit Run Inn 6227 Elm, Sawyer, MI 49125 rabbitruninn.com (269) 405-1050

Place of Worship Berrien Community Church 4284 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 363-8748 berriencommunitychog.com


Immanuel Lutheran Church & School 9650 Church St Bridgman, MI 49106 269-465-6031 x114 immanuelbridgman.org Sawyer Highlands Church 13100 Red Arrow Hwy Sawyer, MI 49125 (269) 426-4466 sawyerhighlands.org Woodland Shores Baptist Church 3555 Shawnee Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-4673 wsbchurch.com

Professional Services 2nd Look Laptops 4355 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-9269 2ndlooklaptops.com Art/Fx Sign Co 9751 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5706 artfx.com Classic Communications 245 Bell Rd # B Niles, MI 49120 (269) 687-9128 classicpressroom.com Cleaning Frenzy LLC 12090 Gast Rd Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 426-3258 Fusion Design Group 30 N. Barton St New Buffalo, MI 49117 (269) 469-8226 fusiondg.com JLN Studio St. Joseph, MI 49128 (269) 408-8059 jlnstudio.com Law Office of Sara A. Senica, PLLC Niles, MI 49120 (269) 684-1500 Liskey Insurance Agency 4263 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-6222 liskeyinsurance.com Pike Funeral and Cremation Services 9191 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-3239 pikefh.com Prism Science & Technology, LLC 3133 Lakeshore Drive St. Joseph, MI 49085 (269) 983-5775 prismscitech.com

Secant Technologies 6395 Technology Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49009 (800) 875-4222 secantcorp.com Strefling Insurance Agency 4488 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-3433 streflinginsurance.com Wightman & Associates 2303 Pipestone Rd Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 927-0100 wightman-assoc.com

Real Estate Sales & Services Bill Geukes Drywall 3947 Lemon Creek Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5173 Core Real Estate - Realtor Dick Kading 9845 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-4700 corerealestateinc.com Core Real Estate Inc 9845 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-4700 corerealestateinc.com Shorewood Hills Homeowners Association 12370 Tower Hill Road Sawyer, MI 49125 (269) 426-8348 shorewood-hills.com Sunset Landing Apartments 9587 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-3333 Wausau Homes 5827 Red Arrow Hwy Stevensville, MI 49127 (269) 281-0368 wausauhomes.com

Retail & Service A & J Hardware 1745 W. Shawnee Rd Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 422-2489 ajhardware.com Accent with Himalaya Textiles Plus 4222 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 930-1948 himalayatextiles.com

Paws to Wash 4445 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-4425 pawstowash.com Peacock Rocks 9798 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 277-8844 Small Town Wedding and Floral 4164 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 326-1452 smalltownwedding.com The Frisky Frog 16 N. Smith Street New Buffalo, MI 49117 (269) 469-6151 The Sandpiper 4217 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-5936 thesandpiper.biz The Villager 100 N. Whittaker New Buffalo, MI 49117 (269) 469-6151

Senior Living West Woods of Bridgman 9935 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-3017 peplinskigroup.com Woodland Terrace 8850 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-7600 woodlandterrace.com

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

Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries Cultivate Brewing 961 E. Shawnee Road Berrien Springs, MI 49103 (269) 422-1324 cultivatebrewing.com Dablon Vineyards & Winery 111 W. Shawnee Rd Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 422-2846 dablon.com

Domaine Berrien Cellars 398 E Lemon Creek Rd Berrien Springs, MI 49103 (269) 473-9463 domaineberrien.com Free Run Cellars 10062 Burgoyne Rd Berrien Springs, MI 49103 (269) 326-7059 drinkmichigan.com Lazy Ballerina 4209 Lake Street Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 363-6218 lazyballerina.com Lemon Creek Winery 533 E Lemon Creek Berrien Springs, MI 49103 (269) 471-1321 lemoncreekwinery.com Round Barn Public House 9151 1st St Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 422-1617 drinkmichigan.com Round Barn Winery 10983 Hills Rd Baroda, MI 49101 (269) 422-1617 drinkmichigan.com Silver Harbor Brewing Company 721 Pleasant Street Saint Joseph, MI 49085 (269) 281-7100 silverharborbrewing.com St. Julian Wine Company, Inc. 9145 Union Pier Union Pier, MI 49129 (800) 732-6002 stjulian.com Tapistry Brewing 4236 Lake St Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 266-7349 tapistrybrewing.com Transient Artisan Ales 4229 Lake Street Bridgman, MI 49106 (815) 236-4116 transientartisanales.com

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ADVERTISERS INDEX 1-Wolverine Construction LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 30 2nd Look Laptops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Accents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Black Dragon Meadery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Bridgman American Legion Post. . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Bridgman Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Bridgman Public Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Bridgman/Lake Township Historical Society . . 23 Captain Mike’s Fun Park . . . . . . Inside Back Cover Cassidy’s Qwik Lube & Car Wash . . . . . . . . . . 23 Celebrate Bridgman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Chemical Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 China Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Classic Catering and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Core Real Estate Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 D’Agostino’s Navajo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Damon Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Dunes Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Edgewater Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Edward Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Frisky Frog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Fusion Design Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 G.L. Wasko and Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hardings Friendly Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Haymarket Pub & Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 HFS Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Hop Head Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Hoof-To-Hanger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Horizon Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Jeff’s Towing and Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Klippers Family Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Krieger’s Wholesale Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Lake Charter Township . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Lake Michigan College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail. . . . . . . Inside Front Cover Lake Michigan Shore Wine Fest. . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Lake Street Eats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Law Office of Sara A. Senica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Lazy Ballerina Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Lydia’s Downhome Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 McGhee’s Heating & Air Conditioning. . . . . . . 27 Mead & White Electrical Contractors . . . . . . . 28 Mikey’s Drive In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Music In the Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 New Buffalo Bill’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 North Pier Brewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Party On the Pavers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Paws to Wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Peacock Rocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Pebblewood Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel . . . . . . . . . . 29 Prism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Rambo Blueberries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Rochefort’s The Next Generation . . . . . . . . . . 9 Sandpiper, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Silver Harbor Brewing Company . . . . . . . 16, 18 Shuler Dairy Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Starbucks Blueberry Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 St. Julien Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Second Nature Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Siemans Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 SLS Farm LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Small Town Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Southwest Michigan Regional Airport . . . . . . . 30 Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra . Back Cover Stevensville Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Sunset Tool, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 The Livery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Transient Artisan Ales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Villager, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Warren Dunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Weko Beach Brewers Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Weko Beach Campground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Weko Beach House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 West Woods of Bridgman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Woodland Shores Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . 32 Woodland Terrace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Yoga House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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