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Author Michelle McNallyMichelle McNally has been living in central Indiana for over 15 years, and still delights in discovering all of the things the region has to offer. She and her family are constantly exploring and enjoying the area’s attractions and treasures. She is a co-producer and co-director for the local production, Listen to Your Mother: Indianapolis. Michelle writes for several websites, including her own blog, Gotchababy.


7th Annual Monumental Marathon Staged for Saturday

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#Indianapolis – Seven years ago, the first Monumental Marathon took place in Indianapolis. 3,500 runners took part in that inaugural race on November 1, 2008. By the 2013 race, that number had grown to 13,500. This week’s marathon is already sold out, and only a few spaces for the half marathon and 5k remain. In seven years, […]

Cookies and Canvas Offers Fun Projects for Young Artists

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#Indianapolis – Indianapolis children have a fun option for artistic opportunity at the most unlikely place- at our local Wine and Canvas studio. On Saturday mornings, the studio swaps out its wine glasses for trays of cookies, and they welcome younger artists. Saturday classes are known as “Cookies and Canvas”, and packaged cookies are offered […]

6 Steps to Enjoying the 2014 Heartland Film Festival

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#Indianapolis – You may have heard the Robert Downey, Jr. was in town at the beginning of the month promoting his new movie, The Judge, in conjunction with the Heartland Film Festival. Heartland was hosting an advanced screening of the film, which is set in a fictitious Indiana town. That was just the beginning of […]

Fall Break Indianapolis Style

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#Indianapolis – As area school calendar’s become more balanced, fall break has gotten longer over the years. Some area schools have only two days for break, but many release for a week or longer. What’s a family to do? There are 101 ways to celebrate fall around central Indiana- here are a handful to get you […]

The White River Festival: Celebration of an Ecosystem

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Indianapolis wouldn’t be Indianapolis if it weren’t for the White River. The city was founded on the White River, and although it turned out not to be navigable, it’s still an important part of city’s history. The first half of September marks the fourth annual White River Festival at various venues across the state. Tomorrow […]

8 Things You Can Buy at a Children’s Consignment Sale

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#Indianapolis #Indiana – It’s September in Indianapolis, and football is not the only thing that happens around town. Several large children’s consignment sales happen this month. With the right planning, you can save big on everything a child might need. Most shoppers go to the sale thinking about finding clothing for their kids. There is […]

Indians Win and Attendance Record Set

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#Indianapolis #Indiana – The Tribe closed their regular season at home Saturday night with a 4-2 victory over the  Columbus Clippers, and a 5-year record high fan attendance.  The Tribe now stands at 72-70 for the season, and are currently in second place in the International League West (second only to Clippers themselves, who stand at […]

Mass Ave Theatres Continue to Offer Unique Performances and Events

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#Indianapolis #Indiana – IndyFringe has closed for another year, but the theatres that host the event each year continue to host unique performances. Up and down Massachusetts Avenue, theatre goers have a wide range of shows from which to choose. In the upcoming weeks, visitors can see a magician, a performance of the Beatle’s set list […]

IndyFringe: Two Shows to Wow the Whole Family

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IndyFringe 2014 is running for two more days- the last of the 384 performances are happening today and tomorrow. Shows take the stage at eight venues, running from 1:30pm through 10:30pm. The houses have been full, the reviews have been good, and the eleven days some of my favorite of the year. Last night I […]

IndyFringe 14: Two Shows for the New Millenium

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IndyFringe, the annual theatre festival that takes over Mass Ave every August, is in full swing. Every evening, theatre goers enjoy new shows from all genres, from comedy to drama to the not-easily-categorized. Most of the shows are rated at least PG-13, but there are a few that are family-friendly, or at least not offensive. […]

Fever Coach Lin Dunn Honored, Fever Move on to Playoffs

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Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn coached the last regular season game of her distinguished career Saturday night at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. Before the Fever took down the Chicago Sky, Coach Dunn was honored before her colleagues and a crowd of over 10,000 fans. At center court, Coach Dunn was in the spotlight. Remarks were made […]

IndyFringe Opens 10th Anniversary Festival

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The 2014 IndyFringe Festival kicks off this weekend. This is the 10th anniversary of the edgy theater festival. In 11 days, there will be 384 performances across a eight of theaters along and near Massachusetts Avenue. Seventy eight different shows, all 45-60 minutes in length, will rotate daily, starting at 1:30 in the afternoon (on […]

The Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition at the Indiana State Fair

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There’s always something new to see at the Indiana State Fair, and adults age 21 and over have a new exhibition this year just for them. The Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition is being held for the first time this year, inside Grand Hall. Monday afternoon I went to go check it out, and before […]

Indiana State Museum Membership Stretches Beyond Indiana

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The Indiana State Museum is a fun institution for school-aged kids and their families. From the prehistoric animals on the lower level, to the pendulum clock on the staircase, there are a lot of things to see and do. Like others museums around town, the Indiana State Museum offers a membership option for patrons who […]

Ruth’s Cafe: A Tasty and Funky Dining Experience

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Last week I joined two friends for a leisurely lunch at Ruth’s Cafe. Located across from the Fashion Mall, Ruth’s Cafe is a great place to enjoy lunch and conversation. The atmosphere is eclectic and homey. Tables are decoupaged with a variety of papers and collage techniques, and each piece of furniture is unique. The […]

10 Reasons the Indiana State Fair is the Best of Indiana

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Earlier this week, the Indiana State Fair was named one of the Top 10 State Fairs in the country by Fodor’s, the travel authority. Anyone who’s been to the Indiana State Fair knows that it deserves the honor, but newcomers to the fair might not understand. The Indiana State Fair opens on August 1, 2014 […]

Cabaret is Alive and Thriving in Indianapolis

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Cabaret is alive and well in Indianapolis, and thanks to the efforts of the The Cabaret at the Columbia Club as well as the Booth Tarkington Civic Theater in Carmel, the next generation of cabaret performers is getting superb training. The spring adult class, The Singing Actor/Cabaret Performance, just wrapped up at the Booth Tarkington […]

EcoBoost Tour Rolls Into Indianapolis Saturday

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Cars and Indianapolis are practically synonymous. This weekend, the Ford EcoBoost Tours rolls into town, giving Indianapolis another exhilarating car experience- driving the Fiesta ST. Held in the South Lot of Lucas Oil Stadium, registered guests will have the opportunity to drive a selection of Ford EcoBoost vehicles. This is the last stop of the […]

Heartland Film Roadshow Screens No Ordinary Hero: The Super Deafy Movie

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Indianapolis is lucky to be home to the Heartland Film Festival each fall, and home to interesting film experiences year round through the Heartland Film’s outreach programs. Heartland Film has been inspiring people through film since its inception in 1991. Through the Festival, the Truly Moving Picture Award, and outreach programs such as the Heartland […]

A Look Inside the Indianapolis Firefighters Museum

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As my family strolled along Mass Ave on the Fourth of July, we wandered into the historic Indianapolis Firefighters Museum. Housed in historic fire station no. 2, door was wide open and welcoming visitors. I’d passed by the museum many times, but I’d never taken the time to see what the museum was all about.As […]