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Between the Bun – Burgers, Dogs and More in Greenwood

#GreenwoodIN – When I first moved to the south side to Greenwood, there was a popular restaurant at the end of my street, Casa Miguel’s had great mexican food and was a good meet up spot for my friends and me. Out with the old and in with the new — Between the Bun Burgers, […]

6th Annual Ghosts and Goblins 5k to Benefit the Carmel Education Foundation

#CarmelIN – If you’re looking for an active way to celebrate Halloween with your family, look no further than the 6th Annual Ghosts and Goblins 5k/2k & Wellness Fair. Families are encouraged to dress in costume and enjoy the event together. There will be awards to the top finishers, as well as for the best […]

Tina’s Traditional Tea Room comes to The Carmel Arts District

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Tina’s Traditional Old English Tearoom is quite unique among the many eateries in Carmel, Indiana. A British style tearoom, serving lunch and authentic English Afternoon Tea, Tina’s Traditional Old English Tearoom is not only a memorable culinary experience but a delightful treat in service, decor and ambiance, resembling the British tearooms of the homeland of […]

Mr. Muffin’s Trains Opens Doors to the Public

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#CarmelIN – The city of Carmel has some fun museums and places of interest but the one that my kids love the most is Mr. Muffin’s Trains. The Muffin Family (also known as Liz and Steve Nelson) collects and sells miniature trains. This family doesn’t keep their beautiful collection hidden away in a basement or […]

The Best Chocolate in Indianapolis

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#Indianapolis – Chocolate and I go way back. I can’t ever remember life without a chocolate stash nearby. Now that it’s Halloween candy season, there are no shortage of options right next to my bed. I like caramel chocolates, peanut butter chocolates, and even tootsie rolls. Which, for the record, aren’t even real chocolates. But […]

International Extra Life Charity Event Comes to Indianapolis

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 #Indianapolis – Oliver Wojtyna was new to parenting, and with his new responsibility came its own set of worries. Something which he didn’t anticipate was the moment when he would learn that his 5 month-old son, Liam, was developmentally delayed and the hurdles that would follow. A team of therapists, a part of the organization First Steps, spent […]

Play Zone at Recreation Unlimited Could Be Sanity-Saver

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#NoblesvilleIN — My nephew recently had his birthday party at Recreation Unlimited in Noblesville. Where was this place when my kids were little? Imagine, if you will, a playable showroom filled with awesome play sets, trampolines and basketball hoops. Now imagine that it’s 40 degrees and sleeting outside — no problem! The Play Zone at […]

Pixies’ Front Man Black Francis Plays Radio Radio

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#Indianapolis – Black Francis makes his way to an empty stage through a sold out crowd at Radio Radio with a backpack and a bag in hand. Dressed in gray jeans, a black V-neck T-shirt and black shoes, he looks like the average person that would attend his show. Francis grabs the mic and says “I’m nervous […]

“Urinetown the Musical:” You Gotta Go!

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I’d seen the posters and heard the promos. The University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre is producing Urinetown the Musical. Ewwww. The name is just so, well, so yuck. But my daughter was visiting the south side campus and they had invited us to attend a free preview of the show, which officially opens Friday, […]

SEE Eyewear at Keystone Fashion Mall in Indianapolis

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#Indianapolis – I had the opportunity to check out the SEE Eyewear at Keystone Fashion Mall last week. It was fun to try on the fashion-forward glasses throughout the store and see this unique, new take on eyewear. The store is full of fashionable designs in an array of vivid colors. They’re fun, hip, and […]

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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#WhitelandIN – 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 […]