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Don’t Wait Until July 4 for Fireworks

When I was grocery shopping this week, I noticed a few little boys staring longingly at a display of fireworks (what is it with boys and explosives?). I thought to myself that they’re going to have a long wait until Read more >

Indiana’s Top 10 Indiana Summer Gotta-Dos and Ice Cream Shops

We’ve all seen those travel lists of the best places to go in a certain state, or 10 ice creams you have to eat before you die compilations. But can you ever really trust the sources of those lists? They’re Read more >

Tips for a Trip to the Farmer’s Market

  South Bend Farmer’s Market One of my favorite Saturday morning traditions is visiting the Columbus Farmer’s Market. We love to wander around, pick up a few things to eat for the week ahead, savor some sausage breakfast sandwiches, and Read more >

Put a Drive-In Movie on Your Summer To-Do List

Summer and movies just seem to go hand in hand. Not just because the big blockbusters are usually released this time of year, but because it’s a great way to spend a few hours cooling off in an air conditioned Read more >

Save with Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs Go! Packages

I don’t know about you, but this unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing around Indiana has me ready to dive right into summer. I’m already planning our weekend getaways, long hikes through the woods, trips to the pool and some camping adventures. One Read more >

Capriole Farmstead Goat Cheese

When I reflect back on the summer of 2011, it may well go down in my personal history books as the Summer of Goat Cheese around our house. I actually think it began by accident at one of my weekly Read more >

Beating the Heat at the State Fair

In the midst of August each year, fairgoers parade to the State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis to enjoy their annual traditions of 4-H, fair food and entertainment. August not only brings the State Fair to Indiana each year, but a whole Read more >

The Other Farm Animals at the Fair

Besides eating outrageous amounts of food at the fair, boarding crazy amusement rides and looking at sprawling farm implements by the hundreds, another all time favorite activity at the state fair is visiting the livestock barns. Slow moving brown-eyed cows, strong yet Read more >

Red/Black Exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum

Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration is right around the corner. There are many fantastic programs and events scheduled, but one that might not come to mind is the Red/Black exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum. This is a ground-breaking exhibit that Read more >

3 Fun Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

Today marks the first day of summer, and I’m already plotting ways to get relief from the heat and humidity that often hangs around Indiana this time of year. There are many great lakes, pools, splash pads and water parks Read more >