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12 Things To Do in Wabash County

Visit the Wabash County Courthouse I always love to visit a county seat to get a look at the courthouse. Each is so unique and Wabash has the distinction of being the first electrically lighted city in the world. At the Wabash County Courthouse, you’ll find one of the original lights inside that was…

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You Have to Take This Fruitful Trip to So. IN

I am no stranger to Eastern Southern Indiana or SoIN as they've started to refer to the area. I visited Clarksville and Starlight recently and was reminded why my family loves our "fruitful" trips to this beautiful area of the state. First, we visited Derby Dinner Playhouse, before spending the rest…

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Mayberry in the Midwest Festival-- Go-o-o-lly!

If there is one event guaranteed to grant smiles among those in attendance, it surely must be the Mayberry in the Midwest Festival held in Danville in Hendricks County on May 20-22. I’m smiling just thinking of the popular 1960s Andy Griffith Show . I have watched every episode of this special show…

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Fort Wayne’s Embassy Theatre Unveils New Features

The Avett Brothers were a new name to me, but knowing they combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk and ragtime is intriguing. I might have to give it a go! For the past couple of years those of us who live in the Fort Wayne area have heard of a…

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Derby Dinner Playhouse Entertains, Educates

I love theatrical productions, everything from community theater to Broadway shows. That’s why one of my newest finds in the Hoosier state -- the Derby Dinner Playhouse is exciting! Derby Dinner, as per its nickname, is located in Clarksville across the Ohio River from Louisville, KY. Derby Dinner…

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Celebrate Anderson's Treasures

As part of our goal to get to know parts of Indiana that were new to us my husband and I traveled recently to Anderson in the central eastern part of the state. We had always stopped at an Anderson exit on our way south off of I69, but this was our first opportunity to get to know the city of…

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Delphi's Opera House, Garden Gate Tea House

Indiana has so many charming small towns. I love discovering each new jewel! They affirm my family’s choice to reside here—we’re never bored! Our latest discovery is the town of Delphi. Located in Carroll County, it is 20 minutes northeast of Lafayette in the western part of the state. From our…

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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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Amish Acres, Quilt Gardens are Nappanee Treasures!

Amish Acres offers fun sites in fall. Nappanee in Elkhart County (www.nappaneechamber.com) is a fun place to visit in fall. Homespun Country Inn in Nappanee is historic and comfortable. My husband and I started our tour by checking in to the Homespun Country Inn (302 N Main St…

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Sail Your Cares Away at Winona Lake

A view of boats on Winona Lake from The Boathouse Restaurant. A sense of peace filled me as I strolled down Chestnut St. in Winona Lake one early morning. And I do mean Down! The inn is located high on a hill that would intimidate me in winter! I like to walk early before everyone in a…

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