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Mayberry in the Midwest Festival– Go-o-o-lly!

If there is one event guaranteed to grant smiles among those in attendance, it surely must be the Mayberry in the Midwest Festival†held in Danville in Hendricks County on May 20-22. Iím smiling just thinking of the popular 1960s Andy Read more >

Two-Wheeled Day Tripping in Indianapolis

This is a guest blog from Tina Schmidt of My City Bikes public health alliance. My City Bikes’†mission is to help people discover better health and quality of life through biking. If you’ve never experienced Indianapolis by bike, you’re in Read more >

Big Ten Basketball Madness Descends on Indy This March

Indianapolis plays host to the Big Ten Menís and Womenís Basketball Tournaments this March, marking Indyís 10th time hosting the menís championship and the 19th time hosting the womenís championship. The womenís tournament will be held from March 2-6 and Read more >

Chocolate for the Spirit- Valentine’s Day Trip Idea

On a recent visit to the Indianapolis City Market††a friend and I spied the Chocolate for the Spirit†vendor.† Being chocolate aficionados, naturally, we had to check it out. What immediately caught our attention with Chocolate for the Spirit was the Read more >

Dining During Devour Downtown

Devour Downtown is a treat for anyone in central Indiana who likes a good meal. It’s a great opportunity to get to a†place you’ve been itching to visit or try something new outside of your comfort zone. My wife, Chelsi, Read more >

Indy’s Modern City Market with a History

When a friend and I first visited City Market†in downtown Indianapolis recently, I didn’t expect to be impressed. But I was! There are two levels in City Market. Vendors sell their wares on the main floor. When itís time to Read more >

Immature Food for Mature People

There’s no reason to be ashamed of cheesy-mac cravings or Pop-Tarts penchants. Several Indy eateries are offering a sophisticated spin on these childhood staples, because let’s be honest, kid’s food†trumps all. 1. Scratchtruck “Scratch Grilled Cheese, oh how I love 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 >

Cake Bake Shop Takes the Cake

A few weeks ago, friends and I visited the Cake Bake Shop†in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis. As we didn’t live in the city, we had consulted online reviews for places to eat. We had read good reviews about 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. Thatís art therapy. Beginning January 2, the Nickel Plate Arts campus will feature a month of displaying its Read more >