Hydrant Flushing Notice
In late July, the City of St. Joseph hired Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber (FTC&H) to complete an MDEQ mandated Reliability Study and General Plan of the City’s water distribution system.Read more...
North Pier Lighthouses Rehabilitation Update 8-24-2015
Last week the contractor completed media blasting and prime painting of five sections of the catwalk near the outer light, and replaced steel angles along the catwalk inshore of the inner light.Read more...
Botham Avenue Roadway Project
August 21st Update follows:
Last night, Hoffman Brothers made the water main connection on Niles Avenue and with that, all underground utility work is now complete on the Botham Avenue Reconstruction Project.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.
Whirlpool Compass Fountain Hours
The Whirlpool Compass Fountain Hours for 2015 include:
May 1 - May 23: Noon - 2 p.m. and 5 - 9 p.m. daily
May 24 - Sept. 7: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily
Sept. 8 - closing: Noon - 2 p.m. and 5 - 9 p.m. daily
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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