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Bikes in Bloom Brings Color to Greenfield Main Street

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Chicago had its cows. Indianapolis had its race cars. Now Greenfield, Indiana has its bikes — 14 bicycles decorated by local non-profits to add color to Main Street and draw attention to the bike racks that are available near the Main Street Shops.  The display, which runs April 5 to May 16, is called “Bikes […]

Mayberry in the Midwest Festival- May 17-18

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It’s less than a month away from the first annual Mayberry in the Midwest Festival which will take place Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 in Danville, Indiana. This festival is all about celebrating Mayberry and “The Andy Griffith Show.” Danville is already well-known for it’s celebration of Mayberry. It’s the home to the […]

Budget Books and More at Half Price Books

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Half Price Books is a discount bookstore which opened its first location back in 1972 in Texas. There are now locations in sixteen states and there is one in Avon, Indiana. Did I mention it’s the only Half Price Books in Hendricks County? Half Price Books is located in the Gables of Avon shopping plaza […]

Larger Than Life Lemurs at the Indiana State Museum IMAX

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My first encounter with a lemur was the animated, bouncing character on the PBS television show “Zaboomafoo.” Then the kids and I found real-life versions of ring-tailed lemurs at the Indianapolis Zoo. Now you can see lemurs larger than life on the Indiana State Museum IMAX screen in the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D. […]

Indianapolis Indies

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Home to the fastest growing independent film industry, Indianapolis draws artists from all over the world who strive to make a name for themselves. Screenwriters, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and other artists are all necessary for any production company to make a movie. Most artists begin their career as an indie. An indie is someone creates […]

Super Savings On the Southside

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Some of the first things I look for when I’m new to an area are the consignment shops, yard sales, and thrift stores. I’ve learned over the years that your family and your home can look it’s best without items at brand name prices. It’s easy to shop for name brand items at greatly reduced […]

FACE Changes the City One Animal at a Time

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My dog is more than a pet to me. She’s a member of our family. My husband and I have had Lakota Sioux, aka: Khoda, for seven years. She’s an Australian Cattle Dog that we adopted in Texas when she was only a few weeks old. Last August, when we moved to Indianapolis, she needed […]

Dancing with Dolphins – Indianapolis Zoo

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  My husband has always loved dolphins so when we learned that the Indianapolis Zoo had a dolphin show we had to check it out. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to a pod of eight Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. Kimo (M), Ripley (F), Nova (F), and China (F) were the first dolphins acquired by the Indianapolis […]

A Wilderness Paradise – Eagle Creek Park

Did you know that Indianapolis is home to the nation’s largest municipal park? My husband and I discovered Eagle Creek Park a few months after we moved to the city last year. We had wanted to go on a picnic but didn’t want to stray too far from the city because neither of us is […]

Animal Secrets at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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You may have seen the commercials on television or heard them on the radio. The jingle is catchy, and it did the trick- my entire family was excited to learn how the mama bat tracks her babies, and so much more. We spent a good hour in the Animal Secrets exhibit at the Children’s Museum […]

Garden of Delight: Holliday Park Rock Garden

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After a long, cold winter, the entire city of Indianapolis seems to be taking to the parks. My family landed at Holliday Park last Sunday. As the kids hit the playground, I wandered a little bit and happened upon a rock garden. The rock garden was originally designed in the 1930s. The rock at the […]

Drink Local for Indie Coffee Shop Day

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The third Friday of April is Indie Coffee Shop Day. Of course here in the state capitol, it’s Indy Indie Coffee Shop Day. To mark the occasion, I’m offering my list of favorite indie coffee shops. I should mention that I don’t drink coffee, so these places are faves for other reasons. Foundry Provisions (Near […]

Pacers, CIB Agree to 10-Year Extension

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The Indiana Pacers aren’t going anywhere—not after agreeing to a 10-year extension that will help the team remain financially competitive in what is one of smallest markets in the league. The deal is certainly a victory for the Pacers, who just one day prior clinched the NBA’s Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed by beating the […]

The Hot Fudge Sundae Rules at Ritter’s Frozen Custard

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The warmer temperatures have arrived and for me that means it’s officially ice cream season. I don’t know a child or adult who doesn’t enjoy an ice cream cone or treat. I have wonderful childhood memories of going out for ice cream with my family. I love the whole experience of visiting an ice cream […]

Breakfast Bet: Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery

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I find Danville to be one of the most charming towns in Indiana. Have you visited downtown Danville? I love walking around the historic courthouse square and visiting the shops and restaurants that surround it. One of the most popular restaurants in Danville is located next to downtown and it’s the Bread Basket Cafe & […]

A Diller, a Dollar, a Visit to The Thirsty Scholar

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When The Thirsty Scholar first opened at the corner of 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, I assumed it was a bar. I was only partly correct. It’s actually a coffee, beer and wine bar. Tuesday through Friday, The Thirsty Scholar opens at 8:00 a.m. It’s a little too late for the typical rush hour crowd, […]

Ladies Who Lunch: Cafe Patachou is a Slice of Yum

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Last week I was able to catch up with several friends who were also taking some time off of work due to spring break. After days and days of experiencing kid friendly fun, we were all ready for an adult respite. Enter Cafe Patachou. With several locations around the city, chances are there’s one in […]

Mini Model LEGO Build For Super Fans

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On the first Tuesday of every month, we pack up our electronics, snacks and children and head to the Castleton Mall. There we line up with other diehard fans and wait. No, we aren’t camping out for concert tickets, although the line sometimes stretches past several stores. We line up in eager anticipation of the LEGO […]

April 19: EGGnormous Egg Hunt at Lions Park

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Easter is quickly approaching and it’s one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time of celebration in church. It’s also a time to enjoy spring with kids and family. Of course that means Easter baskets, candy and Easter egg hunts.  I loved them as a kid and as an adult, it’s fun to take the […]

Plenty of Dog Treats at Bone Appetit

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  I enjoy spending time with my dog, Louis. We go on walks and he’s always up for a car ride. Louis especially delights in visiting dog stores. He loves meeting new people and dogs and I thought we should visit Bone Appetit in Brownsburg. I’ll tell ya, Louis will “woof” at the top of […]

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