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Historic Downtown Noblesville in Photos

If you have never been to downtown Noblesville,Indiana, you are missing out on a serious history lesson. Many of the shops and restaurants in the heart of downtown have been around since the 1900s. You can even find commemorative plaques on the outside of the buildings with a short description of the location’s history. A […]

Run, Walk, Roll a 5K & Feel Good About Doing It

The Joseph Maley Foundation’s (JMF) mission is simple: “Serve children of all abilities.” Funds raised from the foundation’s 6th Annual 5K Run, Walk and Roll on July 12, 2014 will go towards helping JMF fulfill it’s mission through a variety of efforts. The Run, Walk and Roll is open to people of all fitness levels […]

Discovery Station Provides Hands-On Learning at Conner Prairie

Indiana’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, has just raised the bar for educational play in their newly redesigned Discovery Station and Craft Corner. Families with children ages 8 and under will enjoy the newly opened space, redesigned with learning and exploring in mind. My family attended the members preview Friday morning, and […]

6 Hilarious Traffic Signs You Won’t Find on a Driving Test

The teen finally has her learner’s permit after weeks of studying rules of the road and traffic signs. The signs were the tough part — trying to memorize all the shapes and colors to recognize without the words you will see in real life. There were signs in her study guide I’ve never even seen […]

Abuelo’s: Classy Mexican Food

Abuelo’s sits below the Keystone interchange in Carmel, Indiana. When you come into the Lowe’s plaza, there’s a sign that reads “Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy.” On Friday night, my husband somehow misread it as Classy Mexican Food. And then we decided that was just as accurate. Abuelo’s Mexican restaurant is exactly the sort of upscale […]

Silly Safaris Brings Summer Reading Program to Life

Jungle John visited the Westfield Public Library this week, with his animal friends. Each summer, animal entertainers visit the library to share their amazing animals with the children of Westfield. Silly Safaris has several different types of shows, and this was my favorite so far. The show was focused on reading and the Fizz, Boom, […]

5 Fun Ways to Avoid Summer Brain Drain in Indy

Have you heard of summer brain drain? With a long 10 weeks between the last day of school and the first day of the new school year, kids are at risk of sliding back in their education. The first month of school ends up focusing on a review to catch them up again before moving […]

Top Places to See July 4th Fireworks 2014 in the Indy Area

Are you scoping out where to catch the “rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air” for this year’s 4th of July celebration? Fun City Finder has done the leg work for you and identified many places around central Indiana where you can ooh and ahh at the night sky. Indianapolis: Regions Bank Freedom Blast […]

Att’n Home Shoppers: 3 Open Houses Scheduled for Sunday, June 29

When it comes to home shopping, there’s no substitute for seeing a home up-close and in-person. msWoods will present 3 different open houses on Sunday, June 29, 2014. We hope to see you there! 70 Florence St, Carmel IN 46032 Price: $219,000 Date: Sunday, June 29, from 1pm- 3pm Beautiful townhome in Carmel’s vibrant Arts […]

Game On Brings Giant Fun to Downtown Danville

Something BIG is happening in Danville on June 28th. Ginormous, some may say. The second annual Game On event is happening on Washington Street in downtown Danville. Game On, sponsored by the Danville Downtown Partnership, brings everyone’s favorite games, and it brings them in giant versions to historic courthouse square. Build Jenja as tall as […]

Cool Off with Penguins 3D at the IMAX

The newest movie at the Indiana State Museum’s IMAX theater is sure to help audiences cool down during the dog days of summer. Penguin 3D  opens this Friday, June 27,  and it takes the audience on an adventure to South Georgia Island they won’t soon forget. We meet ‘our penguin’ as he waddles out of the […]

Kimu Restaurant

I’ve eaten Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Vietnamese-French infusion, but until walking through the doors of Kimu Restaurant, I had never before tried Burmese food.  The cuisines of Asian nations have such a wide variety of styles and ingredients that there’s no predicting for a first-timer, going in blind, what a new restaurant will resemble. Would […]

10 Photos That Prove My Mall Is Better Than Yours

When Clay Terrace opened in Carmel, Indiana, I was thrilled to have quality shopping right down the street. I had my concerns, of course. Shopping outdoors and a lack of department store anchors were my main issues. But, I’ve decided I actually love it for exactly those reasons — and more! Clay Terrace is gorgeous, […]

Five Fun Things at the Indianapolis Zoo for All Ages

We recently joined extended family for an excursion to the Indianapolis Zoo. I didn’t think much about it until we got there and I realized that we were going to be walking through the zoo with four children- four children ranging in age from 2.5 through 12.5. I wondered how interested each child would be […]

eBash Video Game Center Offers a Variety of Gaming Fun

Indianapolis area video game enthusiasts have a new hangout in Castleton. Gamers are able to play a wide variety of games on different platforms, all in a social environment. eBash Video Game Center is a gaming center the whole family can enjoy. Housed in the former Ovation showroom, there’s 7,000 ft of space dedicated to […]

Att’n Home Shoppers: 4 Open Houses to be Held Sunday, June 22

When it comes to home shopping, there’s no substitute for seeing a home up-close and in-person. Local real estate brokerage, msWoods Real Estate, LLC, will present 4 different open houses on Sunday, June 22, 2014. They are as follows: 70 Florence St, Carmel IN 46032 Price: $219,000 Date: Sunday June 22nd 2 – 4pm Beautiful […]

Kids Take Over Broad Ripple This Weekend

Broad Ripple Village, one of Indianapolis’ most popular cultural districts, is a lot of things to a lot of people. This weekend, the focus is on all of the family-friendly businesses and activities located in this part of the city. From Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, Kids Take Over Broad Ripple will feature the best […]

Cubs Fans: At Least There is Fat Dan’s Deli

Chicago Cubs fans know that pang of disappointment that comes from dashed hopes of glorious victory.  These loyal swarms are all too familiar with the agony of defeat (the Cubs are currently sub-500 for the seaon). But Indy-area Cubs fans, take heart and point yourself toward Fat Dan’s Chicago-style Deli in South Broad Ripple. On […]

Free Make-A-Splash Water Safety Classes Being Held This Week

Indianapolis Parks and Recreation offers aquatic facilities all over town, but what fun is a pool if you don’t know how to stay safe in the water? This week only, all Indy Parks facilities will be offering a water safety class free for area residents. This class is available to all ages, and is appropriate […]

Summer Reading at 4 Kids Books & Toys

When I was a kid, I loved the summer reading program at the local library. I was a voracious reader and had no problem tearing through 50 books or more over the course of the summer. Now I have kids of my own and not all of them reading like I did. So when I […]