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Young Actors Theatre’s “The Witches” is Free Treat for Local Families

#Indianapolis — Have your kids outgrown Zoo Boo but haven’t graduated to Hannah Haunted Acres yet? Enter stage left: “The Witches,” a frightfully fun, live theatre production by Young Actors Theatre (YAT).  Adapted from the Roald Dahl book of the same name, “The Witches” tells the story of “Girl” and her grandmother who travel from […]

Indy Rocks Cosplay: Don’t Miss Awesome Con This Weekend

#Indianapolis – Awesome Con is coming to Indy Friday through Sunday! Indianapolis plays frequent host to several geek-friendly conventions, most notably GenCon. They’re a great way to find like-minded people, play your favorite games, pick up a few new supplies for hobbies, collections, and wardrobe, and see the amazing cosplay in action. The very first […]

Rainbow Rowell in Indianapolis for Banned Books Week

#Indianapolis – When I heard one of my favorite authors was coming back to Indy, I squealed like a little girl. Having Rainbow Rowell in Indianapolis is always a treat, but twice in one year was almost too much for my fangirl heart to handle. She visited Central Library as part of their Banned Books […]

Chinese Culture Takes Center Stage at Indianapolis Festival

#Indianapolis – In China a special festival is held during the month of September: the Chinese Moon Festival which is a celebration for the fall harvest. Indianapolis hosts a festival dedicated to Chinese culture around the same time as the Moon Festival. The seventh incarnation of the Indianapolis Chinese Festival took place Saturday at Indianapolis’ American […]

International Festival Brings Art and Diversity To Carmel

#CarmelIN – On a sun drenched weekend which welcomed a taste of the last remnants of summer weather, Carmel’s Arts & Design District was greeted with a picture perfect setting for its annual International Arts Festival. The 17 International Arts Festival to take place in Carmel, it hosts a plethora of art available for purchase while […]

Tortas Guicho Spices Things Up with Tortas

#Indianapolis – Tortas Guicho Dominguez y El Cubanito restaurant may not have the most simplistic name but its mission compensates for that. What is that mission exclty? To serve authentic Mexican tortas to the Indianapolis community. A torta is a Mexican sandwich that is usually served with avacado, meat and cheese. Tortas vary though depending on where the place […]

Ted’s Montana Grill in Clay Terrace (Photos)

#CarmelIN – On our anniversary, my husband and I decided to use a gift card we had received to enjoy a nice dinner at Ted’s Montana Grill. It’s ordinarily a little out of our price range, but it’s always worth it and makes for a fabulous special occasion meal. The service is always awesome, though […]

Plans For Grand Park Fieldhouse Announced

#WestfieldIN – Plans for a $ 6 million indoor sports facility to be built in Westfield’s Grand Park has been revealed Tuesday. A group of private investors have come together to fund the facility which will be known as “Grand Park Fieldhouse.” Andy Card, a local Fishers investor, is among the investors who plan on funding the facility. Grand […]

Zionsville Named Safest Small Town in America

#ZionsvilleIN – Zionsville was named the safest small town in America in a recent blog post by Movoto Real Estate which factored in crime rate to determine the rankings of small towns across the U.S. U.S. towns with populations between 5,000 and 25,000 people were considered for America’s safest small town.   How Movoto came to […]

Last Chance Outdoor Concert at Coxhall Gardens

#CarmelIN — Coxhall Gardens in Carmel, Indiana is a serene park operated by Hamilton County Parks & Recreation. It’s a great place to head when you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But even quiet respites can surprise us sometimes. Between the park’s two matching clocktowers is The Centerpiece, […]

Szechwan Garden Serves Up Authentic Chinese Cuisine

We’ve heard the “best product, lowest price” advertising line before. So much so that we ignore it like an obnoxious car alarm. Ironically, a restaurant in town that could actually deliver on that claim, doesn’t. Instead, it runs on reviews and reputation. I visited that restaurant, Szechwan Garden, located at 3649 Lafayette Road, because I […]

Nicey Treat: a Popsicle Review

#Indianapolis – Over the past week I’ve heard people say countless times “have you tried that popsicle place in Broad Ripple?” After the fifth person asked if I had tried “this popsicle place”, known as Nicey Treat, it had my attention and me wondering why so many people were raving about it. Nicey Treat opened its […]

6 Photos that are Undeniably Carmel

#CarmelIN – Carmel, Indiana is a unique city north of Indianapolis. Clay Terrace, the Art & Design District, West Clay — Carmel’s personality is really unmatched in the area, and we have the pictures to prove it. Here are some of my favorite Carmel Indiana photos: Even the water towers are fancy in Carmel. This […]

Triton Brewing Co. To Host Three Year Anniversary Party

#Indianapolis – Triton Brewing Company will host a three year anniversary party Saturday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 10 p.m. at its Indianapolis location located at 5764 Wheeler Rd. The free event is a chance to celebrate with Triton’s staff and other Triton fans as they commemorate the breweries’ three years of beer production. Triton’s […]

AMC Theatres Best-Kept Secret: Movie Popcorn Butter Hack

#Indianapolis – I’ve made no secret of my preference for AMC Theatres based strictly on the movie popcorn. It’s freshly popped butter deliciousness is the main reason I go to movies. And lately, I’ve been to a lot of movies. I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy (go, but be sure to expect a different kind […]

New Sun King Brewery Location To Open in Fishers

#FishersIN – Sun King Brewing Company is set to open a second location in Fishers with plans to start brewing at the location on July 1, 2015 – the breweries sixth anniversary. Kincaid Drive and Park Central Drive is the area in Fishers which Sun King Brewery will be building its new location. Sun King is coming close […]

Mellow Mushroom in Carmel: Delicious Pizza, Fun Decor

#CarmelIN – One of my favorite places to eat in Carmel, Indiana is Mellow Mushroom. It’s quirky, unusual decor creates a fun, light atmosphere for a casual lunch or family dinner. I’m fairly new to Mellow Mushroom, having missed the significance of this unassuming pizzeria, but I’ve quickly become a fan. The first time I […]

Westfield Businesses Rock Homecoming

#WestfieldIN – Westfield Homecoming 2014 is upon us — as evident by my kids’ interesting outfits today. It’s Spirit Week at all Westfield schools this week, and I’m just waiting to see which kid begs to wear my Wonder Woman race socks for Crazy Sock Day. The parade will take place on Thursdsay at 5:30, […]

Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream Set To Open in Fishers

#FishersIN – Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream will be setting up shop in Fisher’s Nickle Plate District and is expected to open its doors next year according to an article by the Indianapolis Star. Fishers will be Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream’s fourth location with its other locations residing in Carmel, Bloomington and Zionsville. Carmel is the founding […]

Photos from the Past

#WestfieldIN – Over the weekend, my family attended the Voices from the Past Living History Walk. This is an amazing event in Westfield that brings our local history to life. The tour featured 6 vignettes to tell the stories of historical Westfield residents. It also included information on historical buildings, the Underground Railroad, and Quaker […]