Indiana Insider Blog

One of a Kind Gifts Are Back!

Last year I highlighted Hendricks County one-of-a-kind gift guide and I'm happy to report ... it is back! They have made their site so easy to use. You just pick the category you want to (kids, teens, women or men) and get to "work" although it can't be called that since it is really so simple! A few…

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It's a Beef & Boards Christmas 2014

It seems like it was just a few weeks ago that I was writing about the Beef & Boards Christmas special, looking forward to last year's performance. Here it is a couple days before I get to attend again, and I've realized this is the fourth or fifth time I've previewed B&B's Christmas special (it's…

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Les Mis

I'm a sucker for a Broadway show. And when you can get one in such a unique atmosphere ... well that is just a bonus. When I was in Huntington a few weeks ago I met Rich Najuch, one of the founding partners of Different Stages Theater. I was amazed to hear about his background, his vision and what…

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Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo is going to get in on the Christmas fun this year — like they do every year, actually; this is the 47th year the Zoo has decked the halls and hung the mistletoe. They're kicking off the Christmas season on November 28, and extending the holiday festivities well into January…

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Around-the-World Fun at Indy International Festival

Indian dancers at Indy International Festival sway to music If your passport has expired like mine, you’ll find an easy to experience world diversity at the Indianapolis International Festival. Held this past weekend at the West Pavilion, Indiana State Fairgrounds, it was a wonderful opportunity…

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Sweet Sites at Fort Wayne's Festival of Gingerbread

Embassy Theatre's Festival of Trees made edible! I’m not a terribly crafty person so I admire people who are talented at making intriguing items with their hands. I love the Festival of Gingerbread at the Fort Wayne History Center for that reason. I can't imagine creating any of the dozens of…

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Vevay, Indiana to Host Christmas Kick-Off

If you're looking for a way to kick off the Christmas season, consider heading to Vevay in southeast Indiana along the Ohio River. Switzerland County Tourism and Vevay Main Street are coordinating their holiday activities to give residents and visitors a festive time. There will be a lot of free…

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Christmas at the Orchard

Last year I visited Beasley's Orchard for the first time and wrote about their apple festival (which I sadly had to miss). But, I just heard about their annual event Christmas at the Orchard which is set to take place on TWO Saturdays this month - November 22 and November 29 - both of which I'll be…

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