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Spring Mill State Park

While in Southern Indiana a few weeks ago I had a chance to stop by Spring Mill State Park. One word – beautiful!It certainly helped that it was a perfect weather day, but it doesn’t get much better than this.My Read more >

65th Annual Persimmon Festival in Mitchell, IN – September 17 – 25, 2011

The persimmon — the American one, not the Japanese one — is a little-known fruit that grows throughout Lawrence County. To celebrate this sweet treat, Mitchell, Indiana holds the Persimmon Festival every year. This year marks the 65th year they’ve Read more >

So Much to Do at Spring Mill State Park

Last month my fellow Indiana Insider blogger Erik wrote a post about Mitchell, Indiana’s plans to celebrate Gus Grissom’s 50th anniversary in space. The events all take place this weekend (Friday, July 22-Sunday, July 24). Family commitments are keeping my family from Read more >

Lawrence County, Indiana Celebrates Gus Grissom’s 50th Anniversary in Space

July 2011 marks the 50 year anniversary that Lawrence County native Virgil “Gus” Grissom became the second American to travel in space. To commemorate the fact, Mitchell, Indiana — Grissom’s hometown — and Lawrence County will celebrate the anniversary with Read more >

Mitchell, Indiana Persimmon Festival, September 18 – 25

Have you ever had persimmon pudding? Have you ever even had persimmons? Not me. It’s not for lack of trying or lack of interest though. It’s actually because, honest to God, I thought persimmons were a flower. That is, until Read more >

Try a Winter Getaway in Indiana’s State Parks

One year, I had the privilege of speaking to a group of professionals from the Family & Social Services Administration at the Turkey Run State Park Inn. Unfortunately, it was a one-day trip, so we showed up early in the Read more >