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The Nintendo Game Boy Just Turned 25

Nintendo’s venerable Game Boy line of monochrome handheld devices caught the world by storm when it launched in North America on July 31, 1989. Twenty-five years later, Nintendo’s handheld video game dominance — which was iron clad for the better part of two decades, despite serious challenges from household names like Sega and Sony —…

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Marijuana Legalization Just Got a Big Boost

The New York Times is the first major national media outlet to call for an end to the prohibition of marijuana. “It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished….


Hundreds Turn Out for Free Downtown South Bend Screening of Frozen

Friday night was filled with family fun in downtown South Bend. Close to a thousand fans of Disney’s hit animated film Frozen showed up for a free showing on the grid iron at the former College Football Hall of Fame. Families packed the field with blankets and popcorn for the 9:30 pm showing. Hundreds of…

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Experience Serbian Culture at South Bend’s Serb Fest on Saturday

This weekend is your chance to experience a little piece of Serbia right here in South Bend. Serb Fest is being held on Saturday, July 26 from 4 pm until midnight at Saints Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church on the south side of South Bend. Eleven families who immigrated from the Balkans founded Saints…

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Rediscovering South Bend: Island Park at Century Center and the St. Joseph River Waterfall

There are places in every city that qualify as hidden treasures. South Bend, a modestly-sized Midwestern city just 90 miles from Chicago, has quite a few such distinct locales. They are often barely out of plain sight. One of the most stunning views of South Bend is a quaint park just behind the city’s convention…