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Flowers, Fudge & Fun at this Southern Indiana Greenhouse

My figs are starting to leaf out so spring must be trying to arrive in southeast Indiana. That means it’s time to start planting, so I’m off to visit McCabe’s Greenhouse & Floral, 1066 W Eads Pkwy in Lawrenceburg. This Read more >

4 Batesville Shops Locals Have Loved for Nearly 400 Years

I hadn’t visited Batesville for a while and wanted to see the new renovations at The Sherman so I picked up a couple of friends and headed up SR 129 to check things out. A theme of sorts began to Read more >

These Five Outdoor Adventures Await You in Hamilton County

When the winter weather wanes, it’s time to head outdoors and shake off the hibernation. Soak up some sun and try something new in Hamilton County, Indiana – just north of Indy. Five suggestions to get your imagination running wild: Read more >

Witness the Power of Natural Disasters at “Nature Unleashed”

Come witness the raw power of nature in Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters at the Indiana State Museum, March 11 – May 29, 2017. Explore the science behind earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and volcanoes. See what causes the ground to shake, Read more >

A Day of Shopping, Art, Food & Fun in Rising Sun

On a Saturday morning, I headed out with a friend to see what was happening in Rising Sun, one of the beautiful historic rivertowns along the Ohio River Scenic Byway in southeastern Indiana. Check the hours of local shops and Read more >

Indiana Foodways Alliance’s 10 Top Picks for Holiday Treats

The Holidays are quickly approaching so start planning now for your traditions and  festivities. Bring a new tradition to the table whether it is fine wine or fine chocolates, stop by one of Indiana Foodways Alliance’s Top Picks for your Read more >

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 staffcompiled 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 >