Compared to Michigan, Chicago offers bigger, better, and more of many (OK, most) things. But Michigan’s Harbor Country, as it’s known, has bigger, prettier, and more impressive beaches—unless it’s the Oak Street scene you’re going for. A mere 60 miles across the lake from Chicago and just west of the Paw Paw River, Benton Harbor’s […]
Author Archives: Joanne von Alroth
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Southwest Michigan’s naturally beautiful beaches
ADJACENT TO BENTON HARBOR: Just north of Benton Harbor’s Jean Klock Beach is Berrien County’s quiet Rocky Gap Beach, with an overlook and 1,100 feet of lake frontage. Directly south of Jean Klock is St. Joe’s Tiscornia Park, with sand dunes, a 16-acre park, and the North Pier Lighthouse, authorized at the same time Chicago’s […]
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Written 60 years ago and rediscovered on eBay, a young gay man’s personal letters become fodder for a new opera.