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Westfield Businesses Rock Homecoming

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#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

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#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

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#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 […]

Donaldson’s Offers World-Class Chocolate in Small Town Indiana

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#LebanonIN — Donaldson’s Finer Chocolates has been making milk and dark chocolate candies for nearly 50 years. Their secret recipe and consistent placement on various central Indiana “best-of” lists, including the 2014 Indy A-List for Best Chocolate, convince most that their creative confections will be good; but bite into a cracker sized sea-salt caramel and milk […]

Coming Soon in Westfield

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#WestfieldIN – Westfield, Indiana has been rapidly growing for as long as I’ve been around. We chose Westfield because my husband had fond memories of the town from a short period of time his family lived here. When we first visited and started searching for a home, he was floored by all the new businesses […]

Sigler’s: Where a Taste of the Past Is a Real Present

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Sigler’s Restaurant, located off State Road 39 between Lebanon and Mechanicsburg, Indiana is minutes away from better-known Boone County restaurants and miles from the trendy eateries found in Indianapolis. But when you walk into the 70-year old former bank, you’ll be dining in the past. And it’ll taste better than you remember. I must have […]

Hussey-Mayfield Library Offers Plenty for Adults

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Maybe it’s because as a child, I would walk to our local library every week to check out a new stack of books. Maybe it is because as a parent, I’ve spent time in libraries for story time, summer reading programs and research for school projects. Whatever the reason, I was happy to learn that […]

Arts and Design District Hosting First PorchFest

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#CarmelIN – very first Carmel PorchFest is happening this Sunday, September 14 in the Arts and Design District. Located just north of Main Street, a variety of bands will be performing. Instead of performing on a stage in park, these bands (43 in all) will be performing- you guessed it- on porches! Earlier this year, a […]

Fall into Fun in Fishers

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#FishersIN – The air has turned cooler, but the town of Fishers doesn’t slow down because the weather changes. In fact, there’s just as much, if not more, fun happening in September. Between Fall Movies in the Park, a Glow Party like you’ve never seen before, and a scavenger hunt of sorts, families in Fishers […]

Top Five Things To Do At the Zionsville Fall Festival

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Labor Day is an event which signifies the end of summer and the coming of fall. But in Zionsville another event also signals fall on the horizon, the annual Lions Club Fall Festival. This year marked the 61st Zionsville Fall Festival which serves as the largest fundraiser for the cities’ Lions Park. An event that […]

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County is tucked away in Westfield, just north of US 32, behind the new Taco Bell. And just a little further back is a hidden gem you’ll want to track down. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a thrift shop for building supplies and home appliances. They work primarily through […]

Grand Junction Brewing Co.

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When Grand Junction Brewing Co. opened in Westfield earlier this year, I didn’t give it much thought. I didn’t drink beer even before I was forced into gluten free living. A few weeks ago, I attended a meeting in the back room and learned it is so much more than just a brewery! Grand Junction […]

The Beauty Bar at Geist Serves Up Relaxation

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#Geist- Geist residents are now able to enjoy a beauty salon with a twist. The Beauty Bar at Geist opened earlier this summer, and it’s the first of its kind in the Indianapolis area. The focus at the Beauty Bar is two-fold. First and foremost, it’s a hair salon and spa. Secondly, it’s a bar […]

Tour the New Westfield Public Library (Photos)

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We visited the new Westfield Public Library at least once a week throughout the summer. We have had plenty of time to explore, taking advantage of the new work spaces, enjoying programs in the new community center, and checking out books and movies at the new front desk. If you haven’t checked it out yet, […]

A Tale of Two Health Food Stores

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Two Greenwood health food stores opened recently that give southside residents new options for grocery shopping. If you’re looking for organic foods, gluten free choices, and health living ideas, Earth Fare and Fresh Thyme are your new go-to stops. Both are located off US 31, near the Greenwood Park Mall. Earth Fare features a heavy […]

Claude and Annie’s Open Mic Night

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On Wednesday nights in Fishers, Indiana, the mic at Claude and Annie’s is turned over the crowd. Open mic night features local musicians and comedians taking the stage for short sets. One of those musicians is my husband, and I love being in the crowd when he plays. Though for some reason, I can’t get […]

9 Westfield Photos That Make Me Happy to Live Here

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Westfield, Indiana is one of the best towns for families. There’s plenty of family fun, local history, and interesting things to see. From Quaker roots and our place on the Underground Railroad to Shamrock Pride and Indiana classics, I’m constantly snapping photos of the things that make me happy. Here are a few of my […]

Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream: Elk Burgers Find a New Home in Zionsville

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The burger is an American cuisine classic. From grilling your own to ordering beef at a restaurant, there are subtle changes to the burger formula which are worthy of  venturing off the beaten path when it comes to burgers. Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream introduced its take on the burger by introducing elk burgers to their […]

Back to School Shopping at Edinburgh Outlet Mall

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Each year, my sisters, mom, and I hit the Edinburgh Outlet Mall with our kids in early August. This year, we had to shop a little earlier than usual and were a bit ahead of the usual sales. We still found plenty of awesome deals, and there are even more starting this week. We picked […]

Main Street Yoga Brings “Namaste” to Speedway

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Downtown Speedway, Indiana has been undergoing a renewal of sorts over the past several years. So it makes perfect sense that a relative newcomer to the downtown district is Main Street Yoga, a place for people to stop in and renew their bodies and minds, even if for just a small part of their day. […]