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Keeping Christmas Well

Understanding the essence of Christmas can be tricky. In 1965, Charles Schultz’s iconic character Lucy van Pelt described the magic of the season as “Santa Claus and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe and presents to pretty girls.” While Lucy’s statement is reflective Read more >

A Steampunk Holiday Adventure in Vincennes

Steampunk is often considered a sub-genre of entertainment, but it’s starting to emerge as its own genre classification of music, literature, and art. Steampunk, if you’re not familiar, is currently a sub-genre of science fiction where everything is steam powered. Read more >

Two Festival of Trees in Indiana This Year

Paramount Theatre Festival of Trees, Anderson, Indiana At the Paramount Theatre, they’re bringing back the local favorite, the Festival of Trees. With decorated trees, wreaths, Larry Davenport’s world-famous train village, musical concerts, a visit by Santa Clausweek-long children’s entertainment, ballroom Read more >

Drive-In in Decatur

Arnold's Drive-In View from the Street

In Decatur, Indiana there is a time machine that will take you back to the 1950’s and have you asking for a second helping of fries. I found it because long drives require breaks every now and then. Recently, on one of Read more >

Thirty-Six Saloon

    The Thirty-Six Saloon has been a staple in Rockville, Indiana for many years. Located on Highway 36 about 30 miles North of Terre Haute and 60 miles West of Indianapolis. It started as a small bar, before my Read more >