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Archives for May 2014

Old Bob’s: Worth a Visit

Driving along U.S. 36 (Rockville Rd.) in Avon, you may drive right past Old Bob’s. It’s the store where lawn chairs and mini barns are displayed outside along with Old Bob’s unassuming sign and store front. The next time you’re in Avon, stop at Old Bob’s. I’m a bird watcher and my main reason for stopping […]

The Art Lab: Taking the Arts To the Public

Art education has always been a hot topic of debate in the educational system. Every time the United States is faced with a recession or depression the topic of cutting funding for the arts is the first to be revisited. Every artist who decides to turn their craft into a trade must accept the reality […]

Franklin Guide to Vintage Shopping Part II

  Welcome to part two in the Franklin Guide to Vintage Shopping, where I’ll take you on a walk down the 400 block of Jefferson Street. This is Franklin’s antique/resale/vintage district, where you’ll find at least six different stores filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Some of the shops are best for furniture, others for […]

Lawrence Art Center Encourages Residents to Create

The Lawrence Art Center is a small building where big things are happening. Located on Franklin Road just north of Pendleton Pike, the Lawrence Art Center offers classes for all age groups, special events and a summer camp for area residents. Featured classes include weekly Mommy and Me art classes, a Friday morning drawing class, […]

Local Band Draws Big Crowds

One of the best things about living in Indianapolis is the cultural experiences you can have on a daily basis. Indianapolis is home to many Indie musicians and artists. The city warmly encourages artists to express their creativity with a wide range of opportunities and Indies love it. You might be asking yourself with is […]

Top Three Most Entertaining Animals at the Indianapolis Zoo

If you heading out to the Indianapolis Zoo you won’t want to miss out on these three animals. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to 250 animals but it only takes three of them to cheer your heart. 1) Sea Lions One of the first animals you will encounter as you enter the gate are the […]

Indianapolis: The Mecca of Great Graphic Designers

Indianapolis is a mecca for all sorts of artists. From musicians to graphic artists, you are bound to find someone in the city who is an artist. Being an artist is hard work. Some artists can use their artistic talents as a career while others have to work a day job to pay the bills […]

Come One, Come All To The Bigger Picture Show!

The Bigger Picture Show Silent Auction finally arrived to Indianapolis! Art and film enthusiasts gathered at the Speak Easy on May 9th from 6:30 to 9:30 for the annual Bigger Picture Show Silent Auction. The Bigger Picture Show is an annual event that celebrates five decades of filmmaking. Each year, The Indianapolis Film Festival with Lodge […]

Enjoy the Evening at Campfire Nights

On stage at the Greenwood Amphitheater in Craig Park at 6:30 p.m. on June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st. Bring a picnic, hear music from local and national artists, celebrate life of the south side and support a local community organization. The idea, loosely fashioned from the National Public Radio’s Prairie Home Companion, […]

Take Me There China Transports Museum Visitors

The award winning Children’s Museum of Indianapolis  has outdone themselves again in their newest permanent exhibit, Take Me There China. This exhibit opens on May 10, 2014. Yesterday, I was able to attend a special social media preview for the exhibit. Without leaving the museum, the entire family was transported to modern day China. Take […]

McCordsville’s Newest Park Needs a Name

The Town of McCordsville announced last week that they will be holding a “Name the Park” contest for their newest park facility. Located on the same grounds as the McCordsville Town Hall, this new park needs a name! The park currently features a walking path and picnic gazebo. Saplings have been planted, and with a […]

Youth Center With Indoor/outdoor BMX/Skate Park Coming To Brownsburg

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 2pm-6pm at Arbuckle Park, Wheels Up Youth Center, Inc. will be hosting the first public awareness event to introduce their plans to bring a youth center with an indoor BMX/skate park and outdoor skate plaza to Brownsburg. The non-profit corporation has launched their web site, www.wheelsupyouthcenter.com, that will update […]

Westfield Elementary Schools Participate in Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day is a relatively new event held in conjunction with National Bike Month in May. Like Walk to School Day, this event encourages an active lifestyle and provides an opportunity for a fun, community event. Westfield elementary schools were, once again, all over it. Information and permission slips were sent home with […]

Fanboys Comic Book Store Opens in Carmel

Saturday was Free Comic Book Day. It’s an annual, nationwide event, held on the first Saturday in May, that my kids look forward to every year. This year, we had to squeeze it in between the 500 Festival 5K and an evening of roller derby. So, we needed something a little closer to home. Then […]

Take Your Little Leaguer to the Batting Cages

We are in the throes of softball and baseball season right now. I practically live at the Grand Park sports complex. When we do have a little free time, the kids mostly just want to work on their skills. We play catch in the backyard, run bases at the park, and practice batting. We can […]

Best Breakfasts in Greenwood: Yiayia’s House of Pancakes

Until we had children, I was a serial breakfast skipper. I enjoyed Belgium waffles on occasion…but never really before noon. Oh, and then there’s bacon, who doesn’t love bacon? These days I’m skipping breakfast less and enjoying it more — maybe it’s the fact that the kids pull me out of my beauty sleep much earlier […]

Roundabouts Make Life Better

They’ve been the subject of debate. The object of scorn. The butt of jokes. They are Carmel, Indiana’s series of roundabouts — traffic circles designed to more efficiently move traffic. And I love them. Google “Carmel, Indiana” and “roundabouts” and you’ll learn that the city has more roundabouts than any city in the United States. […]

Jockamo Is Pizza Worth the Drive

Like many families, we eat a lot of pizza in our house. It’s fast, fairly cheap and easily adapted to everyone’s tastes. Usually, we order from pizza places near home. But there is one pizza joint that I think is worth driving to: Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza in Indy’s east-side Irvington neighborhood. As a family, […]

500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 5K

It’s May, and for Indianapolis that means Indy 500 hundred all the time! The 500 Festival is a month-long celebration of the race and our city. It kicked off this weekend with the 38th annual 500 Festival Mini Marathon. I ran the accompanying 5K. Okay, so ran is a subjective term. Still, I finished, and […]

Whale of a Sale: Netting Great Deals on Children’s Items

Wednesday night a friend and I were able to shop the presale event at this spring’s Whale of a Sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. We braved rush hour traffic, scattered showers, and crowds for this event, and our spoils were well worth the effort. We were confronted with aisles and aisles of clothing for […]