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Celebrate Indiana’s Special Sites during National Parks Week

Did you know Indiana has three National Park Service sites? Notice I didn’t say we had three national parks. Rather the National Park Service maintains hundreds of parks, houses, areas, sites and other places throughout the nation that are of Read more >

Sassafras Tea Festival / Civil War Re-Enactment in Jennings County

When I read about the Sassafras Tea Festival and Civil War Living History  in Jennings County on April 23-24, I had to research. I had never eaten or even seen the plant of sassafras and had no idea it was Read more >

Conner Prairie Re-Opens for Spring

Today’s the day! It’s Opening Weekend for the outdoor grounds at Conner Prairie! The Conner home Prairietown, the Nature Walk, the Civil War Journey, and everything else on the outdoor grounds re-opens today. The entire weekend of March 24-27, which falls on Read more >

Jay County Fiber Fest Offers Furry How-to’s

Having been raised on a farm, I am acquainted with cows and horses, but not sheep. We never had one ‘baa’ in our barnyard. Maybe that’s why I find sheep fascinating. References in the Bible about them are not complimentary Read more >

The brain exhibit you must see at WonderLab in Bloomington

Looking for a spring activity that both you and your kids will love in different ways (you know, like a Pixar movie)? Don’t miss Your Amazing Brain, an all-ages, interactive exhibit that is new to WonderLab, the hands-on science museum in downtown Bloomington. Read more >

Brown County Hosts the National Maple Syrup Festival

It’s that time of year … maple syrup tapping and places all over the state are celebrating but not as much as Brown County. They are gearing up to host the 2016 National Maple Syrup Festival on March 5-6.I had Read more >

Big Ten Basketball Madness Descends on Indy This March

Indianapolis plays host to the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments this March, marking Indy’s 10th time hosting the men’s championship and the 19th time hosting the women’s championship. The women’s tournament will be held from March 2-6 and Read more >

IN Repertory Theatre: To Kill a Mockingbird

Back when I attended Taylor University in Upland, I joined a group of students who enjoyed theater and traveled to downtown Indianapolis to view shows from the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT). I don’t know where we found the money or Read more >

Richmond’s Meltdown Winter Ice Festival is Very Cool

It is cold. There is no denying that, so the only thing you can do is embrace it and Richmond’s Meltdown Winter Ice Festival does just that!For three days this coming weekend (January 28-30, 2016), visitors can walk the streets Read more >

Find Art, Healing at Nickel Plate Arts Campus

If the weather turns south (and it will!), head to the Nickel Plate Arts Campus in Noblesville for a little indoor therapy. That’s art therapy. Beginning January 2, the Nickel Plate Arts campus will feature a month of displaying its Read more >