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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 […]

Microsoft Store Welcomes Destiny With Midnight Launch Party

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#Indianapolis – The Fashion Mall at Keystone usually doesn’t allow patrons in its doors at 10 p.m., but on Monday the mall let patrons enter after hours to attend the Microsoft Store‘s “Destiny” midnight launch party. Attendees of this launch party were greeted with food, drinks, games and prizes. With “Destiny” being available at midnight, […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Tips for a Successful Color Run

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#Indianapolis #Indiana – Color Me Rad is happening in Indianapolis this Saturday, September 6th, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Registration ($50) is still available for waves at 9:00 and 9:20am, so it’s not too late to sign up for this fun race. A color run is a little different than your typical 5K. For starters, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Indianapolis Ranked #2 in the U.S. for Culture

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#Indianapolis #Indiana — Recently, BusinessInsider.com ranked the top 20 cities in the U.S. with the most activities dedicated to culture and recreation, including museums, libraries, theaters parks, and stadiums. Indianapolis came in #2 in the country.  The website cited the fact that Indy has one cultural attraction for every 705 people, a total of 1,184 […]

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 […]