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Indy's Modern City Market with a History

When a friend and I first visited City Market in downtown Indianapolis recently, I didn't expect to be impressed. But I was! There are two levels in City Market. Vendors sell their wares on the main floor. When it’s time to dine, visitors climb an iron staircase to the upper level. We arrived at…

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Immature Food for Mature People

There's no reason to be ashamed of cheesy-mac cravings or Pop-Tarts penchants. Several Indy eateries are offering a sophisticated spin on these childhood staples, because let's be honest, kid's food trumps all. 1. Scratchtruck "Scratch Grilled Cheese, oh how I love thee. This was the first time I've…

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IN Repertory Theatre: To Kill a Mockingbird

Back when I attended Taylor University in Upland, I joined a group of students who enjoyed theater and traveled to downtown Indianapolis to view shows from the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT). I don't know where we found the money or time, but I developed a respect for theater then that carried…

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Celebrate Your Love at Jeffersonville's Fire Museum

The phrase ‘Kindle the Flame’ might sound like the wrong thing to say at a fire museum, but hang with me. ‘Kindle the Flame’ is the name of a special event at the Vintage Fire Museum in Jeffersonville on Feb. 12. Jeffersonville is located on the north bank of the Ohio River in southern Indiana…

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Richmond's Meltdown Winter Ice Festival is Very Cool

It is cold. There is no denying that, so the only thing you can do is embrace it and Richmond's Meltdown Winter Ice Festival does just that! For three days this coming weekend (January 28-30, 2016), visitors can walk the streets of Richmond's downtown and the Depot District taking in all the FREE…

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Don't Miss Fort Wayne's Winterval!

Winterval ... What a lovely word that immediately makes me interested to know more! It is exactly what you might guess it means - a combination of winter and a festival and Downtown Fort Wayne has it. On Saturday, January 30, downtown will hold its 4th annual Winterval with a day full of indoor and…

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Cake Bake Shop Takes the Cake

A few weeks ago, friends and I visited the Cake Bake Shop in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis. As we didn't live in the city, we had consulted online reviews for places to eat. We had read good reviews about the Cake Bake Shop and knew as soon as we saw the elegant café in a residential…

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24 hours in Bloomington: Where to eat and drink

You could easily spend days eating and drinking your way through Bloomington, which has a terrific food scene that you'd expect to find in a larger city. But let's say you have just 24 hours in this college town. Maybe you're visiting for an IU basketball game and you want to make a day and night of…

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Time to Ski at Perfect North - Right Here in Indiana!

Do I dare say I've been waiting for colder weather? It just hasn't seemed like the season until this week. And now that it is colder, it is time to enjoy some winter activities and that includes skiing - even here in Indiana - at Perfect North Slopes. Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg…

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Hands On at Hearthside Suppers

The older I get the more I have a desire to learn about cooking ... the preparation, pairing of items, all of it. Conner Prairie offers a unique twist on cooking and clearly it centers around history - Hearthside Suppers. You can sign up for the opportunity to prepare and dine on a delicious meal…

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