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Derby Dinner Playhouse (Southeastern Indiana Part II)

I love theater. It's no surprise since I minored in it in college and will look for any excuse to go see a show. When I was invited to attend Peter Pan at the Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville I knew it would be perfect for my daughter (and of course me!). Now, I've already blogged about part of…

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Middle Coast Film Fest in Bloomington

When you hear "film festival," you probably think: expensive, far away, gotta have an industry connection to even get near it. Middle Coast Film Fest, happening August 13-15 in Bloomington, is something entirely different: affordable, accessible, and close to home. More than 60 movies will…

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Southeastern Indiana - Part I

I love exploring new parts of the state and a few weeks ago I spent two days touring and exploring the southeastern part of the state - just over the river from Louisville. I spent equal time in Jeffersonville and Clarksville and even made it to a few other places in the area, but I'm getting ahead…

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White River Canoe Company

I think it has been over 15 years since I canoed, but when my daughter mentioned going last week I thought it sounded like a blast. I knew there was a place close to Indy and found White River Canoe Company in Noblesville (northside). I'm glad I looked earlier in the week. You can reserve your…

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Public Enemy #1 Re-Locates to Crown Point

Bet that headline grabbed your attention! I'll explain. Back in 1933, John Dillinger roamed the nation, creating havoc as he robbed, killed and threatened the safety of American citizens. On July 22, 1933, Dillinger was gunned down by Federal officials outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago…

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Indiana!

I don't know who was the smart person to create this special event, but I’m glad he/she did! It’s fun eating the ice cream at these places in Indiana. 1. Ivanhoe’s Drive-In Chances are, you’ve heard of Ivanhoe’s Drive-In in Upland in central Indiana. Its food has been written about in magazines…

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Visit Southeast Indiana

I receive a monthly newsletter about all the events and activities going on in Southeast Indiana - Dearborn County specifically. In the last issue there was so much to do I knew I had to spread the word for all to know. Lawrenceburg is located right on the water and has some fantastic views - like…

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Peru's Circus City Festival

I’ve always loved the circus. Clowns, trapeze artists, elephants, even sawdust, are all parts of a fun, breath-taking experience that began after watching circuses in my childhood. So when I first traveled to Peru, Indiana, in central Indiana, a few years ago to see the Circus City Festival, I was…

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Vincennes' Red Skelton Museum

“No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds.” Red Skelton Vincennes has yet another claim to fame. It is the hometown of one of Hollywood’s most beloved comedians of the 20 th century. Red Skelton was born here in 1913. He died in 1997. Thankfully, his…

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