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Play Zone at Recreation Unlimited Could Be Sanity-Saver

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#NoblesvilleIN — My nephew recently had his birthday party at Recreation Unlimited in Noblesville. Where was this place when my kids were little? Imagine, if you will, a playable showroom filled with awesome play sets, trampolines and basketball hoops. Now imagine that it’s 40 degrees and sleeting outside — no problem! The Play Zone at […]

Carmel Parks Awarded National Gold Medal, Favorite Features Stand Out

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#CarmelINCarmel – Clay Parks & Recreation received a distinguished honor this week. The local parks department was honored by the American Academy Parks and Recreation Administration with a 2014 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. In plain English, it distinguishes Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCP &R) as an outstanding parks […]

Tips on Attending Conner Prairie’s Headless Horseman with Kids

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#FishersIN – The Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is a central Indiana tradition. As the air turns crisp, Conner Prairie turns into Conner Scarie, and it’s outdoor grounds are ready to usher in Halloween. My family has attended this event for years, and it’s part of our October tradition. Having attended in […]

R Italian Market in Greenwood is a Culinary Gem

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#GreenwoodIN – You may have noticed the flashing sign in the window or you may have stumbled upon it by accident . Either way if you have already discovered R Italian Market, then you know what a Southside treasure it is. In it’s second year of business, R Italian Market services the Greenwood area with gourmet […]

Pout in Pink Children’s Boutique Clothing Store

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#Greenwood – The south side of Indianapolis seems to have a large offering of second hand children’s clothing stores but the newest store, Pout in Pink (3100 Meridian Park Drive, Suite N, Greenwood), brings something new to what is available for parents of tots. Pout in Pink is a boutique clothing store that caters to […]

Carmel Laundromat is Frozen in Time

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#CarmelIN — Outside, it’s 2014. But inside the Kwik-Kleen Laundromat, it just might be 1960. City planners from around the world have looked to Carmel as the vanguard of development. It stands as proof that small towns can dream big. The city now has more roundabouts than London; and an entire world-class cultural center arose […]

3 Great Places to Grab a Craft Beer in Carmel

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#CarmelIN – Craft beer is an exploding industry across Indiana as well as the U.S. According to the Brewers Association, a organization dedicated to promoting the craft beer industry, craft beer commands 7.8 percent market share of beer bought in the U.S. as of 2013. In 2009, craft beer only made up 4.4 percent of the total market […]

Anderson Orchard in Mooresville is Ripe for the Picking!

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Anderson Orchard in Mooresville is loaded to the gills with apples, cider, squash, baked goods and more and is waiting for you to visit! Nestled in the hills of Mooresville on Greencastle Road, this multi-generational orchard is a fall destination for many. Now that fall break is approaching it is the perfect time for a […]

Revery- A New Restaurant Option in Greenwood, Indiana

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A highly anticipated restaurant opened this week in what is commonly known as “Old Town Greenwood” and residents of Johnson County could not be more pleased. Revery, located at the corner of Madison and Main Street in Greenwood, took over the space formerly occupied by Van Valer Law Firm. Partners and accomplished chefs, Mark Henrichs […]

Celebrate October in the Town of Fishers

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October is here, the leaves are changing, and children are ready for fall break. The town of Fishers has planned a activities throughout the month of October for families, and I suggest marking them all on your calendar. There are two more Movies in the Park slated for this month at the Nickel Plate District […]

Happiness Is a New Owner at Mama Bear’s

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You know what’s sad? When a locally owned shop goes out of business. You know what’s happy? When a new owner takes over the business and breathes new life back into it. That’s what happened over the summer to Mama Bear’s Bakery and Cafe in Fishers. My husband and I just stumbled onto Mama Bear’s, […]

Carey Tavern Taco Tuesday

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#WestfieldIN – Westfield is home to two bars. Carey Tavern is also a pub/restaurant open through out the day. Taco Tuesday is my new favorite lunch option because we can get lunch for two for under $ 10. With free wifi, access to outlets, and low-priced food, it’s a great place for a working lunch. […]

Carmel Named Third Best Place to Live in the Nation

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#CarmelIN – Carmel has been ranked as the third best place to live in the United States according to a recent post by Money magazine. The bi-annual survey that ranks best places to live in the country ranked McKinney, Texas as the best place to live in the nation and Maple Grove, Minnesota ahead of Carmel […]

Photo Essay: Zionsville Wins a Wet Homecoming Game Against Brownsburg

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#ZionsvilleIN – Zionsville High School’s football team took on the Brownsburg High School Bulldogs last night during Zionsville’s homecoming game. The wet and frigid evening presented brisk conditions for both players and spectators. Temperatures hovered around the 40s with wind and rain steadily coming down the football stadium. In the end the Zionsville Eagles triumphed over […]

The Best Street Corner in Westfield (Photos)

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#WestfieldIN – I have a favorite street corner in Westfield. Our awesome, historic downtown all comes to a head at the corner of Union Street and Main Street. There’s 100 N. Union, home of my favorite building in all of Westfield. There’s a colorful strip of restaurants and businesses full of charm and history. And […]

Big News for Big Families: Kids Eat Free at Earth Fare

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#CarmelIN – Thursday night is Earth Fare Kids Eat Free night, and this is huge news for our larger family! There are many restaurants in the Indianapolis area that offer free kids nights. Typically you get one, sometimes two, free kids meals for every adult meal purchased. At Earth Fare Kids Eat Free Night, you […]

Girlmore Girls on Netflix and 7 Reasons Westfield Is Like Stars Hollow

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#WestfieldIN – We can finally watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and I could not be more excited! It’s been a favorite show for many years, and I even named one of my kids after the characters. That’s why one of my favorite things about living in Westfield is the small town atmosphere. I feel like […]

International Festival Brings Art and Diversity To Carmel

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#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 […]

Ted’s Montana Grill in Clay Terrace (Photos)

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#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

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#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 […]