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Unique Experience at Crown Hill Cemetery

On Memorial Day my family ventured out to Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis for their 145th Memorial Day Service. The setting was beautiful, the ceremony poignant and the experience memorable.If you haven’t visited Crown Hill, here is a list of Read more >

Veach’s Imagination Station and More Family Fun in Richmond!

Have you heard of Veach’s Imagination Station toy store in Richmond? If not, then I feel sorry for you.:) I was privileged to visit with my four-year-old daughter, Maggie, a few weeks ago. Oh. My. Word. We thought we would Read more >

Hoosier Hysteria – Basketball Hall of Fame

March is here and so it begins. Television dominated by basketball. Everything right now is centered around the rankings, the conference tournaments, the brackets. You get the picture. This all reminded me of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and Read more >

Finding Your Roots with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. coming to Kokomo

Harvard professor, author, and host to several PBS programs, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is coming to Kokomo on Friday, January 25, 2013 to share his presentation of Finding Your Roots. This event will kick-off a year-long celebration commemorating Ivy Read more >

Nouvelle Annee at Fort Wayne’s Old Fort, January 26, 2013

It’s Nouvelle Annee — New Year — with the French of Fort Miamies at Old Fort Park. You can relive the French military experience in 1753 Indiana. Meet French soldiers, civilians, and local Native Americans, who will recreate daily life Read more >

2013 Marks the Countdown to Vevay’s Bicentennial

Next year, when 2013 rings in, we’ll be just 10 months away from Switzerland County’s bicentennial celebration, which will run from October 4 – 13, 2013. The town of Vevay and Switzerland County were founded in 1813 by John James Read more >

Hinkle Fieldhouse: Combining History and Athletics

Can you hear the sneakers squeaking on the hardwood? Was that a basketball I heard bouncing? Yep, that’s right, folks. College basketball is BACK! And when my favorite time of year comes around, I can’t help but get excited thinking Read more >

Shopping in Richmond’s Depot District

My ideal type of shopping, especially at the holidays, is to wander from one unique store to the next instead of fighting the crowds at the mall. So I was really pleased to spend a couple of hours exploring Richmond’s Read more >

Holidays at the Seiberling Mansion in Kokomo

Like most people, I spend much of the holiday season trying to create picture-perfect memories for my family. (Undoubtedly, the photo with Santa ends up looking more like child torture, and the photo in front of the Christmas tree always Read more >