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Enjoy Cabaret at Ft Wayne’s LaSalle Bed and Breakfast Inn

Sion Bass may not be a household name, but he holds distinction as the first Colonel from Indiana to be killed in the Civil War. Originally from Kentucky, he moved his family to Fort Wayne and lived in a two-story Read more >

Spend Valentine’s Day with Gene Stratton-Porter

If you’re looking for a quirky event to attend on Valentine’s Day, check out the ‘Midwinter Movie Night: a Limberlost Valentine’s Day event’ at the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center in Geneva. Gene Stratton-Porter, one of Indiana’s most famous Read more >

Kokomo’s Seiberling Mansion– Christmas Delight

If you want to experience a breathtakingly beautiful home decorated for the holidays, tour the Seiberling Mansion in Kokomo. With 20 rooms and just about that many Christmas trees the home that was built during Kokomo’s gas boom in late Read more >

The Legend of the Indianapolis Cherub

The Indianapolis Cherub is a long-standing Christmas tradition, started by graphic artist Virginia Holmes, who started her advertising career at L.S. Ayres. When it came time to design the Christmas catalog in 1946, they were short on merchandise and long Read more >

Fort Wayne’s Johnny Appleseed Festival — Fun for Families!

Johnny Appleseed Festival Video I love the Johnny Appleseed Festival for so many reasons. I have attended at least 20 times during my lifetime so I can give an educated evaluation for my affection for this huge event in my Read more >

Auburn: Greatest Car Show on Earth

  If you thought the world’s greatest classic collector car show and sale took place in California, London, or Monte Carlo, you’d be wrong. It takes place 20 miles north of Fort Wayne in Auburn.   The Auburn Fall Collector Read more >

Visiting the Toe of the Boot – Evansville Trip, Day 1

Every year, I try to visit the city of Evansville, Indiana for any reason I can find. I first visited about five years ago when I took my oldest daughter on a trip for Visit Indiana. Laura Libs of the Read more >