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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, […]

Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern

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I was recently invited to Bagger Dave’s to sample their signature drinks and vote for our favorites. The event included 7 small cocktails and a couple appetizers to share among our table of 12. Since the appetizer offerings were a little thin, and we were starving, we also ordered our own food. The burgers were […]

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 […]

Mass Ave Theatres Continue to Offer Unique Performances and Events

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#Indianapolis- 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 from […]

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 […]

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. […]

5 Things to Pack for a Fun Go Ape Adventure

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I have now been to Go Ape Adventure in Eagle Creek Park twice. Clearly that makes me some sort of expert. It’s a really fun time, and I loved sharing it with 11-year-old this summer. We visited with her Girl Scout troop. So, naturally, we went prepared. My daughter and I each carried a lightweight […]

TGI Fridays Daily Specials

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TGI Fridays has midweek specials on Tuesday through Thursday, including half-price appetizers and $3-5 drinks. My sister and I often see movies on Wednesdays while my kids are in school. It’s her day off, and it makes for a fun mid-week outing. When we discovered the deals at TGI Fridays in Castleton Square Mall, it […]

Who’s Napping Now?

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Indianapolis used to be called “Nap Town” for it’s sleepy demeanor. As recently as 25 years ago, downtown Indianapolis was shuttered up and locked down after the business crowd left at 5:00pm and weekends could be described as “ghost town.” Oh, how times have changed! No one can accuse Indianapolis of napping any more. Just […]

Take Your Taste Buds to Santorini Greek Kitchen

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On my first day of work almost nine years ago, my new co-workers took me to lunch at Santorini Greek Kitchen in Fountain Square. It was love at first bite. Today, we took a new co-worker for her inaugural lunch at Santorini and I’m happy to say my heart still beats for the home-cooked food […]

Barenaked Ladies Rocked the Free Stage

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It’s been One Week since I saw Barenaked Ladies at the Indiana State Fair, and I’m still in shock. 1990s Heather was amazed and excited. 1990s Barenaked Ladies are probably still trying to figure out how they landed on the free stage at a state fair. But, they absolutely rocked it. They played all my […]

2014 Indiana State Fair Is a Wrap

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The 2014 Indiana State Fair is officially in the books, and with over 950,000 visitors, it is the third largest attendees fair in history. We accounted for a tiny portion of those visits and loved every minute. The farm babies were adorable, as always. The award-winning produce, animals, home goods, and oddities were super fun […]

Homegrown at the Indiana State Fair

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One of my favorite things about the Indiana State Fair is the focus on Indiana local produce and goods. I love seeing all the local farmers in action. The animal barns, the livestock auctions, the country market, the ag-hort building — it’s amazing to have the opportunity to see a wide variety of farms at […]

Award-Winning Scarecrows at the Indiana State Fair

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You guys, award-winning scarecrows are a real thing. It’s one of the surprising Indiana State Fair categories I discovered last week. Now that the weather is turning crisp and cool, I’ve already got fall on the brain, and I can’t wait to steal some of these ideas. Check out these awesome Indiana Statefair scarecrows:

Indianapolis Art Center Names New President and Executive Director

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Patrick Flaherty has been named  president and executive director of the Indianapolis Art Center in a unanimous decision made by its board of directors. Flaherty is filling the roles which were previously held by Carter Wolf who announced his retirement this past spring. Fostering a decade’s worth of experience with the Indianapolis Art Center, Flaherty will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farm Babies of Indianapolis

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I spent 10 hours at the Indiana State Fair on Monday, and we did nearly everything. It would probably take another full day to truly experience all the fair has to offer, but we were able to spend plenty of time on my favorite part — farm babies! I love the baby goats, the tiny […]