North Pier Lighthouses Rehabilitation Update 11-23-2015
Last week, the contractor continued applying the intermediate coat of paint on the inner catwalk, continued painting the interior of the inner light, and continued steel repairs to the inner catwalk.Read more ...
John and Dede Howard Ice Arena Not Opening Thanksgiving Day
The John and Dede Howard Ice Arena, for the past 13 years, traditionally has opened at 4:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.Read more ...
Park Street Bridge Project Update 11-13-2015
This Monday, November 16th, traffic flow will be restricted to westbound only in order for Davis Construction to shot blast and flood coat the sidewalks on the bridge.Read more ...
Accepting resumes for Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors
The City of St. Joseph is accepting resumes for the positions of Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors.Read more ...
Press Release: Lighthouse Forever Fund's Final Push
We invite you to read a new update relating to the Lighthouse Forever Fund. To view the 5-28-2015 Press Release, please click here.
What condition are our Lighthouses in?
The Herald-Palladium's news article in the paper Thursday, August 14th describes the current condition of the North Pier St. Joseph Lighthouses.Read more ...
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The Riviera of the Midwest
St. Joseph is carefully nestled on the southern tip of what has been termed "The Riviera of the Midwest." This deepwater port town is a growing resort community - part of a "small town" chain stretching from the state line in a spectacular arc along Lake Michigan. The lakeshore is peppered with remarkable sand dune formations and lined further inland with a lush countryside that produces some of the nation's finest orchards and vineyards. It is the largest non-citrus fruit growing region in the nation.
Located just 90 miles from downtown Chicago, St. Joseph is a quaint community situated within the larger Benton Harbor/St. Joseph MSA. The City of St. Joseph has continually operated at full economic capacity.
St. Joseph is the county seat for Berrien County, a distinction maintained since 1894. St. Joseph has prospered over the years by encouraging a balanced mix of industrial, commercial, and residential development.
St. Joseph has become well known for its beautiful location along Lake Michigan, its quality public school system, its health care system, its beaches, parks, and other natural amenities, and its affluent community. The presence of many large corporations causes the city's population to triple during the average workday. St. Joseph has become the ideal location for many second-home buyers, with a strong attraction from the Chicago area.
Tourists come to St. Joseph every year by the tens of thousands to enjoy the beaches, Lake Michigan, the St. Joseph River, downtown shopping, festivals and more. Silver Beach County Park in downtown St. Joseph attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, and the number of visitors continues to grow. Annual festivals in St. Joseph continue to draw increasing numbers of tourists to the community.
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