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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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Watching The Tempest at White River State Park

Call it serendipity, call it blind luck, call it a mystic spell that took me to some remote island, but Saturday night found my two youngest kids, Emma and Ben, and me at White River State Park to see Heartland Actors' Repertory Theatre (HART) showing of The Tempest . Every year, HART puts on…

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Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay, IN Celebrates 43rd Year

August in southern Indiana means it's nearly time for the Swiss Wine Festival in Switzerland County. As a way to honor their Swiss roots, Vevay, Indiana, hosts the festival at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park right along the Ohio River. It's a four-day festival of food, music, games, festivities, and of…

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Back With the Church Basement Ladies at Beef & Boards

If there's one show that I absolutely clamor for at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, it's the Church Basement Ladies. This month, Beef & Boards is showing A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement , bringing Mrs. Snustad, Mrs. Gilmerson, Karin Engelson, and Pastor Gunderson back to their subterranean abode of…

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Indiana Baseball Heritage Trail, Day 2

Tuesday morning found Ben and me where you'll always find us at a Hampton Inn — downstairs at the breakfast buffet. No matter where we're going or what we're doing, the Hampton Inn breakfast is always one of his favorite places. So we loaded up on sausage and eggs like we were never going to see…

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Indiana Baseball Heritage Trail, Day 1

If I hadn't been a grown man in a public place, I might have started jumping up and down with delight when I heard there was a new Indiana Baseball Heritage Trail this past April. I knew it was coming, and immediately asked Jessica Lindauer of Visit Dubois County (and the creator of the IBHT) to see…

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"Show Your Flag" Scavenger Hunt set for July 4, Vevay

Switzerland County Tourism is hosting a scavenger hunt during Vevay's July 4th First Friday, as part of the Independence Day celebrations. The Show Your Flag scavenger hunt will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. in and around downtown Vevay, Indiana. The event is free and open to all ages. To commemorate…

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Beef & Boards' Mary Poppins A Refreshing Departure From Original

You do things for your kids when they're young, like sitting through the same Disney movie over and over 18 times in a single week. It's why a lot of parents are familiar with the whole Disney pantheon. It's how I became familiar with Mary Poppins, even though I had seen it once when I was a little…

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