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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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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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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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Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun

Let me start by saying working at a theme park is a blast. Where else do you get to take a break and end up riding a roller coaster? On days like that, it’s easy to remember just how crazy – and wonderful - this job can be. On other days, I don’t blink twice when a meeting is scheduled for Plymouth…

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Visiting the Toe of the Boot - Evansville Trip, Day 2

My son and I had just spent a very busy day in Evansville in early August, eating some great German food at the Germania Volksfest; visiting the LST (landing ship tank), a WWII boat (okay, okay, ship!) that played an important part in the war; the Angel Mounds, just east of the city; ate some of the…

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On the Trail of Fred the White Goat of Vevay, Indiana

"Are there snakes here?" I asked Kendal as we tromped through the weeds near an abandoned house along the highway. Kendal is the executive director of Switzerland County Tourism in southeast Indiana, and a good friend. We were on the trail of Fred the white goat of Vevay (pronounced VEE-vee), so I…

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Visiting the Toe of the Boot - Evansville Trip, Day 1

Every year, I try to visit the city of Evansville, Indiana for any reason I can find. I first visited about five years ago when I took my oldest daughter on a trip for Visit Indiana. Laura Libs of the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) showed us around town, took us to a couple great…

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Great Food and Drinks at Dig IN 2014

I finally got to visit my very first Dig IN, the Indiana food and drink celebration held every year at White River State Park. I've been given media passes for the last three years, but because it happens on the same day as the Indy Fringe Theatre Festival and the last weekend of the Indiana State…

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Getting Ready to Dig IN

Three years! For three years, I've tried to get to Dig IN, A Taste of Indiana, but always had problems. This year, it looks like I'm going to be able to go. Dig IN is the big food tasting/"farm-to-fork" festival at White River State Park on Sunday, August 17 from noon to 5 pm. There are producers of…

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