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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 […]

Art in Odd Places — Right Here in Indy

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#Indianapolis — On October 17 and 18, Central Indiana residents and visitors can experience “Art in Odd Places (AiOP),” a free, interactive, outdoor art experience centered around Monument Circle in Indianapolis. Twenty-seven artists, including 14 from Indiana, will showcase their brand of smile-bringing, thought-provoking, wonder-making art.  AiOP originated in New York City (where else?). This […]

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 […]

Kelsay Farms Has Fall Family Fun South of Indy

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#Whiteland – Kelsay Farms in Whiteland has provided fun for central Indiana families every fall. The family owned dairy farm is a local favorite for school field trips and a popular agritourism location for the public every October. Park your car at no charge, pay your admission and enjoy all of the activities available at […]

LEGO Store at Castleton Square Mall (Photos)

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#Indianapolis – The LEGO Store in Castleton Square Mall is a magical place right here in Indianapolis. It’s far more than just a store, though there’s plenty of shopping to be done for the LEGO fan in your life. Take a quick photo tour of the Castleton store, then make plans to visit soon: LEGO […]

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 […]

3 Reasons Why the IMA 100 Acres Should Be Included in Your Fall Plans

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#Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Museum of Art is a staple among things to do in Indianapolis. One might even go as far to say it’s a hidden gem due to the fact that the location of the museum isn’t located in Downtown Indianapolis – which can give it an out of sight, out of mind presence. […]

Broadway Season in Indianapolis Kicks Off with Mamma Mia!

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#Indianapolis – Broadway season in Indianapolis kicked off this weekend with an amazing performance of Mamma Mia! I saw the show at Clowes Memorial Hall on opening night with my husband. It was beautiful, delightful, and quite a challenge not to singalong at full volume. ABBA is probably one of the most fun musical soundtracks […]

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 […]

Soulful Southern Cooking Alive & Well in Indy

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#Indianapolis — A new restaurant on the city’s northwest side is getting a lot of buzz lately. Georgia Reese’s Southern Table & Bar was recently opened by former Indianapolis Colt Gary Brackett. But Indianapolis has been home to southern cooking long before Brackett served up his first bowl of alligator gumbo.  Take Kountry Kitchen on […]

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 […]

Children’s Museum Haunted House 2014: Creepy Carnival (Photos)

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#Indianapolis – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a wondrous place for children and adults. The annual haunted house, sponsored by the Children’s Museum guild is always a ton of fun, featuring both friendly (lights on) and frightening hours to entertain kids of all ages. Each year is another new and awesome theme, and this […]

Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetery

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#Indianapolis – I’m not sure there’s anything spookier than a cemetery in October. With Halloween approaching, senses are already on high alert, and the spook level goes to 11. So, of course, it’s only natural to add ghost stories to the mix. Storytelling Arts of Indiana kicks off their new season with the annual Ghost […]

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. […]