Please note: Over-the-air viewers in South Bend need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive ABC57, MyMichiana, Telemundo, MeTV, Decades, Movies!, Start TV and ThisTV and most other local channels in addition to WBND/WMYS. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:

Tip Line: 574-344-5557 |

Dowagiac festival boosts local businesses

For the last thirty summers, Dowagiac has hosted a four day summer event in the heart of their city.

They call it "Summer in the City" and the name couldn’t be more appropriate.

"I'm trying to keep the cupcakes from melting but it’s a hot one that’s for sure," said Jordan Anderson.

Anderson is one of several businesses owners out at the 30th Annual Dowagiac Summer in the City Festival.

The event combines kid-friendly attractions like camel riding and a water dunk tank with festival food vendors selling everything from chocolate to homemade butter giving businesses the opportunity to showcase their products.

Paula Dickman owns Southwestern Michigan Buttery and has been coming to Summer in the City for four years.

“It always helps every year we make new connections and new customers," said Dickman.

And those networking opportunities are what makes Summer in the City a huge treat for new businesses.

“Because of the farmer's market and events like this I was able to get a storefront downtown here so I’ll be opening up in the fall," said Anderson.

But for now it’s still summertime and although the temperature is rising festival officials expect attendance to rise as well over the weekend. 

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?