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Archives for May 2014

Visit: Brownsburg Farmers Market (Thursdays, June-September)

I like to shop local when I can and that includes visiting one of my local farmers markets. One of my favorites is The Brownsburg Farmers Market which opens on Thursday, June 5. There will be entertainment at the market. Whitney Erin will be performing a concert to celebrate the opening of the 2014 market […]

Fish, ride and more at Fort Harrison

Cities can cause claustrophobia in me, especially in the summertime. I grew up in the Chicago area, and my family and I loved to escape on vacation to a campground or lake where we could be outside and not surrounded by buildings. When I started feeling this same need in Indy, I drove out to Fort […]

Discover a Local Favorite: Dawson’s Too Sticks & Stones

I don’t know about you, but I welcome recommendations from locals on where to eat. A while back, a friend of mine who lives in Brownsburg, recommended Dawson’s Too Sticks & Stones. I knew that the recommendation would be a good one. I just had a feeling. Dawson’s Too Sticks & Stones is a locally-owned […]

Strawberries on Franklin’s Square

Fresh fruit is one of my favorite things on the planet, so when I found out Franklin had a strawberry festival, there was no question I’d be there. Though I came to this annual event for the strawberries, I stayed for the live music, garage sale, and classic cars that were also part of the event. […]

A Stylish Resale Shop: Jane’s On The Square

Do you enjoy reading through fashion magazines? Do you also ask yourself: “How could I possibly afford this outfit?” If you answered yes, then I’ve got a solution for you. I recommend shopping at resale shops, where you can find previously worn or “gently used” clothing and accessories. Jane’s On The Square in downtown Danville […]

Free Family Fun Events in Fishers

The town of Fishers has recently been named one of the safest places to live in the country, as well as one of the healthiest in the state of Indiana. There’s no denying that the amenities in Fishers make family life that much richer, and as the weather gets better, the town offers even more […]

Four Fun Things to Do for the Non-Race Fans Memorial Day Weekend

It’s fair to say that Indianapolis gets consumed by the 500 mile race each May. Events start early, and run through the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. But what if you aren’t a race fan? What if you just want to enjoy a three-day weekend that doesn’t involve Indy Cars and a checkered flag? It […]

Cherry Delight at Frost Bite

There aren’t many local ice cream shops around and visiting Frost Bite in Avon is a must. Frost Bite is located near the intersection of  U.S. Hwy. 36 (Rockville Rd.) and State Rd. 267. You can’t miss the fun blue and white sign with an ice cream cone on it. For many, the shop may […]

Dark Armies Paintball Arena: Serious Fun

The Dark Armies Paintball Arena resides towards the northeast corner of metropolitan Indianapolis, south of outlying Lawrence, Indiana, off Interstate 70 on Indy‘s east side. Doing Indy video about the paintball paradise, Dark Armies in Lawrence, Indiana This classic paintball arena offers a clever twist: It’s indoors and it’s totally dark, except for the Black […]

Adaptive Programs at Monon Center Mean Everyone Has Fun

The Monon Community Center in Carmel, Indiana takes the “community” part of its name seriously. The host of adaptive programs offered for people with special needs is evidence of that, as is the fact that the Monon Center employs an Inclusion Supervisor. The list of available adaptive programs fills 5 pages of the Carmel Clay […]

Four Tips for Shopping at Gilley’s Antique Mall

Looking for that unique find to add to your house? I’ve got the store for you. Gilley’s Antique Mall located in Plainfield has been in operation since 1989. Gilley’s Antique Mall is named after the owners and is an amazing 35,000 square feet of space filled with antiques and a decorator and craft mall. There […]

Making Milestones Special: Rita’s Backyard Tea Room and Garden Center

Many Fishers residents pass by Rita’s Backyard Tea Room and Garden Center  every day on 116th, and those who stop are treated to lush gardens, unique gifts and so much more. I’ve passed the garden shop for years, but only visited this weekend when my daughter’s Girl Scout troop scheduled an event in the tea […]

Lincoln Square Pancake House Is a Tasty Downtown Spot

I’m a big proponent for downtown living, but I know that happy and successful urban living requires the presence and support of local business. So when Lincoln Square Pancake House decided to set up shop in a former car dealership at 2330 N. Meridian Street, I was happy. After months of driving by the breakfast […]

Plainfield to Host Statewide Little League Tournament

Mom, baseball and apple pie — classic Americana. This July, there will be plenty of moms and plenty of baseball in the town of Plainfield, Indiana when the 2014 Little League Major Boys State Tournament descends on the Al & Jan Barker Sports Complex. No word yet on whether or not apple pie will be […]

Addams Family the Musical: Spooky, Cooky, and All Grown Up

As a Twittic for Broadway Across America in Indianapolis, I have been going to the theatre in Indy for years to provide Twitter reviews of touring musicals. Since I get two tickets, and babysitters are hard to come by, I usually take a kid with me each time. The tween loves musicals and begs to […]

May Brings Multicultural Performances to the Phoenix Theater

The month of May finds the Phoenix Theater hosting two multicultural shows on its lower level stage. From the southwest of the past, to the Middle East of today, the Phoenix Theater fulfills its mission of bringing diverse and provocative theater to the city of Indianapolis. The current production of Bless Me, Ultima, will include […]

Pacers Trivia for All the Bandwagon Jumpers

Well, the Indiana Pacers are still in the playoff race, though I’d hoped that by this point they would be on to round 3. Nevertheless, if you are new to the ranks of the Pacers faithful, here is some handy trivia to help you give the impression that you’ve been “Blue Collar, Gold Swagger” all […]

Everything Is Awesome When Movies Are Cheap

I love movie theaters. Love. Growing up in a small town, it was pretty much the only entertainment. We went to the movies on dates, with friends, and as a family. My parents still go to the movies at least once per week. But, with four kids, a movie can cost $50, just to get […]

Glassblowing: An Ancient Art Form Found In Hendricks County

The surrounding countryside around Danville is very peaceful and if you didn’t know it was there you might just drive right past it. It’s something some people have only read about in the history books. And when you are up close and personal with it you are just stunned at the vision of the artists […]

Red Robin Burgers and the Bottomless Fries

Indianapolis is home to so many great local restaurants, but if you’re out and about in a shopping area, chances are you’re looking at chain restaurant options. One of my favorites is Red Robin Burgers. There’s one at Clay Terrace in Carmel, Metropolis Mall in Plainfield, and Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville. That’s where I […]