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Five Things For Your End of Summer Bucket List

Enjoy one of the aquatic centers in Johnson County, south of Indianapolis. The end of summer is almost here and if you're anything like me, you probably haven't taken enough days to enjoy these warm days before they're gone. Here are the five things you (and I) have to do south of Indy before…

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Antiques, Ice Cream & Gardens: Fun on the Heritage Trail

DeFries Gardens southeast of Goshen is a stunning display beauty nestled along the Elkhart River. It is one of the many discoveries visitors can make on the Heritage Trail driving tour. By Sara Wakefield The Heritage Trail driving tour in northern Indiana was named one of America's most scenic…

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These 3 Ice Cream Places Will Have You Screaming for More

As a parent, I know how important stopping for ice cream is in the life of any child. It's special time for the family to bond or a treat for a job well done. While many places serve up ice cream specialties, it's so much more memorable when the owners go above and beyond the normal offerings and…

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Indiana Foodways' Top 10 Picks For Fall

Autumn leaves may be falling but the flavors are blooming on Indiana Foodways Alliance’s Culinary Trails. Pack up the car and hit the road to taste and experience IFA’s Top 10 Savor the Flavor picks! For additional information on IFA’s culinary trails visit IndianaFoodways.com. Apple of His Eye…

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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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Dining Out in Corydon

I spent a FULL day in Corydon a few weeks ago (post coming about that) and had the opportunity to try a few of their local dining establishments. I had lunch right downtown at Frederick's Cafe. I'm a sucker for local diners and this one fit the bill. Soup, grilled cheese, BLT ... I left quite filled…

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Winter's Wrath or Summer's Sun Beams, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

Even though I'm writing this as the snow is falling, ice cream sounds delectable to me. I am a huge fan of ice cream and have discovered that Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station is a personal favorite. Great ice cream located in Broad Ripple Many times when I go there I choose to share the Tour de BRICS…

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What's So Great About Good's Candy Shop?

Everything. For example, I purchased their popcorn on Wednesday. By Friday night, this is what I had. Yep. Totally gone. But, you may be asking yourself "What is Good's Candy Shop?" or "Where is Good's?" Let me enlighten you. The Good family has been making chocolate in their family since the 1940s…

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