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Hunter’s Honey Farm

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Bees. Most people are scared of them, but they do produce one of our most nutritious foods – honey. My daughter and I had the privilege of visiting and touring a local honey farm a few weeks ago – Hunter’s Read more >

Mayberry in the Midwest!

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It’s back! Last year over 4,000 visitors attended the first-ever Mayberry in the Midwest over two days. This year organizers have added one more day, planned more events and included more free activities! You aren’t going to want to miss 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 >

Azaleas

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Do you love flowers? I have the perfect spot for you: the Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Hazelton (roughly halfway between Vincennes and Evansville).Within 50 acres you can see over 4,000 azaleas plus a large variety of unusual Read more >

Northwest Indiana Gems– Part 1

Chocolate Pot de Creme at The Sage Restaurant in Valparaiso is silky smooth.

This year my husband and I have decided to investigate all of Indiana’s hidden treasures—and some that are not so hidden but definitely worthy of mention!The funny (and partly shameful) thing is, we’ve lived in Indiana all of our lives Read more >

Maple Syrup

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I’m a little like Buddy the Elf and I love syrup. Who doesn’t? So I’ve been hearing a lot about different syrup events across the state and have already marked a few in my calendar: Maple Syrup Festival in Brown Read more >