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I receive a monthly newsletter about all the events and activities going on in Southeast Indiana – Dearborn County specifically. In the last issue there was so much to do I knew I had to spread the word for all Read more >

Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes

Mocha Torte at Vincennes' Pea-fections Restaurant

Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes is just about the cutest café I’ve frequented in a long while. It is named after its owner, Becky Pea, who started the business with husband Bill in 1996. They are professional Read more >

Madison Has July 4 Racing Fun

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  During the early 1800s, Madison was a bustling town on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Steamboats docked there, taking cargo up and down the river. After the railroad deflected business from the area several years later, citizens settled back, Read more >

Secrets of the Levi Coffin House

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The Levi Coffin House on US 27 on Indiana’s central eastern border has secrets. It was not a secret that its owner, Levi Coffin, a Quaker from North Carolina and local businessman, was part of the Underground Railroad. Coffin was Read more >

For the Love of Stars!

Editor’s Note: This guest blog was submitted by Bruce Williams, director of media and public relations at the Indiana State Museum. Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker is seeing stars these days as she does the final prep work for the latest exhibition 19 Read more >

Historic Madison Lives up to Its Name

Broadway Fountain was part of the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.

  OK, after visiting Madison, located approximately 75 miles south of Indianapolis, I can see why it has received so many accolades. According to the town’s tourism website (VisitMadison.org), the small town has been ranked #4 in top 100 places Read more >

National Maple Syrup Festival

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We just got back from a weekend of syrup-filled fun at the National Maple Syrup Festival in Brown County. This was Brown County’s first time to host the event and our entire visit was wonderful. I’m sure it had nothing Read more >