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Tell City Pretzels

If you’re anything like me, you’re looking for a distraction during some of these Colts games to make them a little more pleasant to watch. A good, crunchy snack is certainly one way to cure the 0-5 blues. Tell City Read more >

New Day Meadery: Taking it to the Next Level

Taking it to the next level…that is exactly what Brett Canaday and Tia Agnew of New Day Meadery did when they realized that their house was overflowing with wine bottles. Canady and Agnew began as hobbyist beekeepers and they used Read more >

Local Jewelry Makes Great Fall Gift

In past relationships, finding the perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas, or just because presents was always one of the more challenging aspects of the relationship. I must admit that my first thoughts about gifts were grossly stereotypical and that only Read more >

Wood you buy this?

Toney Robertson’s love for carpentry and wood-work all began when he was young.  His father was a carpenter and his interest in working with wood all began while watching his father.  At the age of two, Robertson suffered third degree Read more >

The House of Glass, an Historic Elwood Favorite

At the age of 12, Joe Rice began working at his family’s glass blowing factory in Elwood, Indiana, where he quickly discovered a passion for designing and creating glass art. Fifty years later, this third generation glass blower’s dedication and Read more >

Lisa Sparks Pie Shop/Pie In A Jar

When Lisa Sparks was diagnosed with cancer eighteen years ago, her life as a factory worker just didn’t seem as important. She quit her job and started Lisa’s Pie Shop in Kempton, Indiana. Lisa was never a fan of pie. Read more >

Sweet Syrup from Burton’s Maplewood Farm

Nothing tastes sweeter than nature’s candy! Most mothers probably wouldn’t prefer to have their children eating maple syrup by the spoonful, but Tim Burton’s homemade treat will be breaking all the rules. It’s that good. Burton’s Maplewood Farm, the Indiana Read more >

It All Starts With a Ball of Yarn

I admire people that are crafty. It takes a special kind of person to be able to produce an interesting and special artifact from scratch. When I first saw Jennifer Berger’s hand-designed and constructed felted creatures, I was infatuated knowing Read more >