The golf discount cards from Golf Michiana grant discounted prices to play courses stretching from Kalamazoo, Michigan to South Bend, Indiana. Each card is valid for one of four areas—local, regional, west regional, or Kalamazoo—that collectively encompass 60-plus courses. Approximately 16 deals comprise every card, allowing twosomes and occasional foursomes to play 18-hole rounds and rent a cart for half-price, even on weekends.
Hot on the trail of USHL hockey's greatest honor, the Clark Cup, the Indiana Ice glide into the Eastern Conference Finals chasing their first title since 2009. A round-one sweep of reigning champion Dubuque continued the squad's season-long display of domination, as star forward Daniil Tarasov netted seven points and had the Fighting Saints' defenders folding like tents cursed with below-average poker faces. San Jose Sharks 2011 draft pick Sean Kuraly also rides a hot streak into the conference finals with 12 points in his last eight games, and goalie Jon Gillies protects the team's leads by unfurling one of the USHL's best save percentages in front of the net. During breaks in the glacial action, the Hardee's Chill Girls scorch the ice with scintillating steps as mascot Big E. Foot roams the arena dishing out high-fives and digging out stray cats from his fur.
Granite City Food & Brewery, a casual family restaurant founded by a hospitality expert, boasts a beefed-up menu stuffed with more steak, seafood, pasta, flatbread pizza, burger, and sandwich options than Abe Lincoln had dollar bills stuffed in his top hat. Appetizers such as crab-artichoke quesadillas ($11.99) and crispy buffalo shrimp diving into shimmering blue-cheese pools ($11.99) take taste buds on a road trip across the culinary hot spots of America. A savory selection of steaks include the 14-ounce New York strip ($25.99), honey-rosemary filet mignon ($17.99), and a classic Angus top sirloin caught catnapping on a bed of golden onion strings ($22.09). Flatbread pizzas and nine pasta plates keep tongues from running off to Italy, and small plates such as the half-pound mediterranean chicken ($10.99) quell tiny hunger swells. The half-pound Napa Valley burger, dressed for the season in balsamic spring greens and topped with mozzarella and crispy prosciutto ($9.89), as well as 10 sandwiches pitch in to settle belly debts and prevent collection agencies from gathering on tongues.
Kids can’t be expected to care about their health when video games, cartoons, and outdoor adventures are vying for their attention. That’s why the adult leaders of the Memorial Health Foundation devised a plan to get kids excited about health: HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum. Born of the founders’ desire to foster a healthier current and future community, the museum appeals to youngsters through educational forms of entertainment. Its exhibits incorporate amplified versions of many of kids’ favorite pastimes, including a life-sized rendition of Operation and numerous computer games. A rock-climbing wall and tree house with a slide encourage kids to learn through movement, which is exactly how adults learn how to escape charging bulls. Youngsters can explore the space with their families or partake in programs such as children's camps.
There's more than just strength-training and cardio equipment at Memorial Health and Lifestyle Center. The expansive facility also features a lap and therapy pool, basketball and racquetball courts, and locker rooms with whirlpools and dry saunas for washing and drying your sweaty workout clothes. Moreover, its services include childcare, massage therapy, personal training, and more than 80 weekly fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Les Mills's aquatic-based Water in Motion classes.
Led by a co-ed team of experienced coaches, Crossfit South Bend cultivates a supportive community of fitness seekers. Designed by exercise expert Greg Glassman, Crossfit aims to get bodies into shape with a system of constantly changing functional movements, such as pushing, pulling, running, or levitating, all executed at a high intensity.
After meeting with a trainer to discuss goals and physical condition, students ease into the program through the on-ramp course, laboring through increasingly difficult exercises while paving the way for chiseled physiques. Once initiated, clients leap headlong into a packed schedule of group sessions, heaving kettlebells and flipping tires, or even representing Crossfit South Bend in sports and strength contests.