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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 >

Peru’s Circus City Festival


  I’ve always loved the circus. Clowns, trapeze artists, elephants, even sawdust, are all parts of a fun, breath-taking experience that began after watching circuses in my childhood. So when I first traveled to Peru, Indiana, in central Indiana, a Read more >

Madison Has July 4 Racing Fun


  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 >

Spirit of Jasper Ride & Dine


Dad worked for Amtrak. Train rides were part of my childhood. So when I heard about the Spirit of Jasper Ride & Dine excursion, I arranged for tickets for my husband and me! Jasper is located in Dubois County, southwest of Read more >

Secrets of the Levi Coffin House


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 >

Hunter’s Honey Farm


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!


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 >