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Halloween is a Frightful Delight at Holiday World

Most of my friends make their annual trip to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in the middle of summer and I can’t fault them for that. It is awesome then … BUT my family just made their fourth annual trip Read more >

200 Free Things to Do at the Indiana State Fair

The 2016 Indiana State Fair is less than a month away (August 5-21)! In honor of our state’s 200th birthday, this year’s fair theme is “Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial”. In that theme, the State Fair staff compiled a list of 200 FREE Read more >

Conner Prairie’s Treetop Outpost is Not Just for Kids

Since the fall I’ve been looking forward to the newest exhibit at Conner Prairie – the Treetop Outpost. And July 1, 2016 it opens!! I was able to get a sneak peek earlier in the week and was amazed at Read more >

State Park Admission is Just 10 Cents on June 4-5!

Visiting a state park in Indiana on June 4 or 5 will cost just pocket change — literally. That’s because Indiana State Parks is celebrating its 100th birthday by “rolling back” gate admission to a 10-cents-per-person donation for each of Read more >

Soothe Your Palate at 2nd Annual Savor the South Shore Event

In my area we’re experiencing another cold snap. But I’m standing up to Old Man Winter and saying, ‘No more! I refuse to miss the 2nd Annual Savor the South Shore event! I don’t know who came up with the great Read more >

Civil War Reenactment Coming to Spring Mill State Park

Maybe it is because I just watched Little Women and got all nostalgic about our nations’ history and a time long ago, but when I heard about Spring Mill State Park’s Civil War Reenactment, I got excited! This coming weekend, Read more >

Trains on Main, a Rising Sun Tradition

As a young girl growing up near Pittsburgh, some of my fondest Christmas memories include the vast holiday decorating my parents would undertake. Dad–the original “Clark Griswold” of Christmas Vacation movie fame—with trees, wreaths, and thousands (and thousands) of lights Read more >

Santa arrives by seaplane, kicks-off 2015 Ohio County holiday events

When your Main Street begins at the beautiful Ohio River waterfront that’s all the more reason to have Santa Claus arrive by seaplane! The public is invited to meet on Front Street in Rising Sun on Friday, December 4 around Read more >

Public Enemy #1 Re-Locates to Crown Point

  Bet that headline grabbed your attention! I’ll explain. Back in 1933, John Dillinger roamed the nation, creating havoc as he robbed, killed and threatened the safety of American citizens. On July 22, 1933, Dillinger was gunned down by Federal Read more >