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Archives for July 2010

Jeff Gordon: Indiana Racing Legend

Jeff Gordon was born August 4, 1971 in Vallejo, California. He currently drives the #24 Dupont/Pepsi/United States National Guard Chevrolet Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Gordon began driving go-karts on a makeshift racetrack with his stepfather at the age of five, and was driving quarter midgets by six. He won 35 main events […]

Jamie McMurray Wins Brickyard 400

With temperatures hovering in the mid-80s and occasional cloud cover giving fans a respite from the baking heat of the previous two afternoons, Sunday was a good day to attend the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Unfortunately for race officials, fan attendance continued to decline. The crowd was estimated at 140,000, which was […]

Tony Stewart: Indiana Racing Legend

Tony Stewart is a born and raised Hoosier race car driver. He currently drives the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Stewart was born May 20, 1971 in Columbus, Indiana, and attended Columbus North High School. He began driving go-karts at the age of seven at a track in […]

Chafariz dos Contos a.k.a. Fountain of Tales in Brazil, Indiana

When word got out that this western Indiana town would be named Brazil, they received a visit from the South American Country’s Brazilian ambassador. As an offering of friendship between the two geographically different Brazils, the ambassador offered the gift of a memorial fountain. Chafariz dos Contos is a structure located in Ouro Preto, Brazil. […]

Dubois County Museum in Jasper, Indiana

One of the largest Indiana museums is located in Jasper, Indiana. In 2003, the Dubois County museum began a year long move into an old furniture factory. The old facility was tiny compared to the 145,000 square-foot building that now houses the extensive collection. In fact, the Dubois County Museum’s exhibits only take up 50,000 […]

Charlestown State Park in Charlestown, Indiana

Equipped with campgrounds, boat ramps, playgrounds, picnic shelters and other amenities, the Charlestown state Park is the third largest Indiana park today. Nearly 5,000 acres on the Kentucky border make up this Indiana attraction, and it’s a prime spot for an outdoor day trip form Indianapolis. On top of being one of the largest Hoosier […]

Bluespring Caverns in Bedford, Indiana

To enter the deep underground caverns and caves in southern Indiana, visit Bluespring Caverns in Bedford. More than 2,500 caves are in a large cluster in this area of the Hoosier State. Some of which have never been explored. Scientists say the caverns begin just south of Indianapolis and proceed in a pie shaped area. […]

Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville, Indiana

Captain Ed Howard built his huge 22-room mansion near his father’s shipyard Jeffersonville, Indiana. For several generations, the Howard family built some of the fastest steamboats in the country. today, the century old family mansion houses the Howard Steamboat Museum. While the home is very large, don’t expect to see an entire steamboat inside. Instead, […]

Fishers Real Estate Report – June, 2010

Whereas the number of pending sales dropped 52.3 percent in May, there was a less severe drop of just 17.2 percent in June. Extrapolating from the trajectory of our line graph it’s conceivable that all negative growth will cease in the coming weeks, and possibly turn positive thereafter. Attention Fishers real estate agents: Get out […]

Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July 23-26)

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway comes to life for the second time this Summer for Indianapolis sports with the Brickyard 400 July 23 to 26, 2010. Practice starts Friday, July 23, 2010. Qualifications Day take over Saturday, July 24 with Race Day on Sunday, July 25. Tickets Friday are $10.00, Saturday are $15.00. Race Day tickets […]

Square Dancing by the Indiana Dancer’s Association

Head to Indianapolis downtown this weekend to take advantage of the Indianapolis attractions there like the Indiana State Museum. This Indianapolis museum is a mecca of Indianapolis history, preserving our heritage for us to enjoy any day of the week. Saturday, July 24, 2010, the Indiana State Museum hosts Square Dancing by the Indiana Dancer’s […]

Indie on the Prairie with Brandi Carlile

The Marsh Symphony on the Prairie series continues this week with music by Brandi Carlile. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra teams up with Conner Prairie to present Indie on the Prairie with Brandi Carlile July 23 and 24, 2010, north of Indianapolis downtown in Fishers, Indiana. This Indianapolis music event features the calm cool and collected […]

Jack Johnson at Verizon Wireless Music Center

As if hosting Lilith Fair, Chicaco and the Doobie Brothers this week wasn’t enough, Verizon Wireless Music Center welcomes Jack Johnson to the stage Friday, July 23. This smooth singer songwriter is known for his soft rock on acoustic guitar. Tickets to this Indianapolis music event range from $34.00 to $54.00. The concert brings at […]

Indianapolis Music Events 7/22 to 7/25: Pirad Fest, Chicago, We Are Hex CD Release

This weekend in Indianapolis music, one of the few remaining all ages Indianapolis music venues celebrates its second anniversary, 70’s funk, prog, jam, and island sounds come to Noblesville (on different days), and dirty psychedelia debuts an album at Radio Radio. It’s music in the Circle City, and there’s plenty of things to see, hear, […]

Danville Real Estate Market Not So Hot in June, 2010

The Danville real estate market didn’t look so hot in June, 2010 as evidenced by the 3 fundamental indicators of total sales, total pending sales and total homes for sale. Starting with pending sales, there was a 46.7-perent drop, from 15 in May to just 8 in June. Relative to June of 2009 this represents […]

FREE Dance Kaleidoscope Performance

Indianapolis arts are an important part of making a rich Indianapolis culture. FREE Indianapolis events for families go a long way to involving Indianapolis people with arts and culture. July 23 and 24, 2010, Dance Kaleidoscope performs a free interactive program at White River State Park for Indianapolis kids and their families. Friday and Saturday […]

Indiana History Center Welcomes Conçonièr to the Indy Early Music Fest

The Indianapolis Early Music Festival is a dedicated Indianapolis non profit organization connecting Hoosiers to the origins of classical and all music for that matter. The Indiana History Center teams with the Indianapolis Early Music Festival to present Conçonièr Friday July 23 at 7:30 pm, music from the time of Vlad Dracula. Tickets to this […]

Total Carmel Homes for Sale Reaches 15-Month High in June, 2010

Things were not as bad for the Carmel real estate market in June compared to May, when total pending sales shrank by 45 percent. Perhaps still feeling the effects of the recently expired federal tax credit for new home purchases, in June, 2010 total pending sales fell just 10 percent from the previous month’s total […]

IMA Summer Nights Film Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

“What. . . is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?” If you know the answer to this question, (African or European Swallow?) than you are in for a real treat at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Friday, July 23, 2010, when the IMA’s Summer Nights Film Series continues with Monty Python and […]

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers at Verizon Wireless Music Center

Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana takes the prize this Summer in Indianapolis music for best and most concerts all season long. It seems their stage is lit up practically every other day and the outdoor auditorium filled with the sounds of some of the most popular artists in the industry. Thursday, July 22 […]