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Four fun ways to embrace winter and the outdoors

Posted on Friday, January 5th, 2018 in Bristol, Elkhart, Fun, Goshen, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country

Four fun ways to embrace winter and the outdoors

Open your arms wide and embrace the fun you can have in the snow in Elkhart County. Bundle up for these four adventures we’re highlighting.   We see fire and we see ice Bask in the warmth of Goshen’s First Fridays festival on Jan. 5, 2018. You won’t believe the talents of the ice carvers. … Continued

Five places to complete your Christmas shopping

Posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Shopping, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping

Five places to complete your Christmas shopping

We’re coming down to the deadline, with only a few more days until Christmas. But now’s not the time to panic. These places make it easy to finish your shopping.   Clean the slate at Soapy Gnome The Soapy Gnome is the perfect quick stop for a hostess gift. Whether you’re making an out-of-town trip … Continued

Your essential guide to keeping the kids entertained over Christmas break

Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Your essential guide to keeping the kids entertained over Christmas break

It’s a classic annual question around the holidays: “What is there to do with the kids?” We’ve got the answers! Hall comes to the rescue Walk through the doors of the Hall of Justice (Really! The entrance is styled after the Super Friends’ HQ) and spend an afternoon fighting evil with Batman, Captain America, Wonder … Continued

Great Stores. Great Choices.

Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Great Stores. Great Choices.

All from the comfort of home. Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? Here are just a few places locals love with online stores offering great gifts for your loved ones: Goertzen Pottery, Olympia Candy Kitchen, Jules Boutique, Amish Acres, Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Rise ‘n Roll, The Soapy Gnome and more. Shop hop from your … Continued

Your must-see guide to Christmas cheer in Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Your must-see guide to Christmas cheer in Elkhart County

Do you need a little Christmas right now? You’ll jingle all the way at these fun and festive activities open to the public (and light on the wallet). Dazzling displays Even if the snow isn’t glistening, be wowed by the beautiful sights at Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Winter Wonderland holiday lights display. Hum along to live … Continued

Why Christmas is the best time of year in Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, November 24th, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Why Christmas is the best time of year in Elkhart County

The holidays are Elkhart County’s time to shine, so when your friends and family visit from out of town, why not show off your hometown. Ho-ho-home for the holidays See the Ruthmere Museum in a whole new light as they take the wraps off special Christmas-themed displays just for the season. Ruthmere honors military service … Continued

Goshen’s Millrace Canal is a rush for the senses

Posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 in Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country

Goshen’s Millrace Canal is a rush for the senses

  By Marshall V. King GOSHEN — When Mike Puro was a kid, his parents didn’t want him walking along the Millrace Canal. Puro was drawn to the path and canal even as a youngster back in the 1950s and the water in the canal rushed by as Puro walked to Parkside Elementary School. More … Continued

Thanks for a great summer: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibitions were big hit in Elkhart County

Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Wakarusa

Thanks for a great summer: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibitions were big hit in Elkhart County

  By Terry T. Mark It’s been a fantastic summer, but Elkhart County will be bidding farewell to most of the Seward Johnson sculptures while Quilt Gardens are closing down in preparation for another colorful season in 2018. There is one piece of good news: The God Bless America monumental-scale sculpture will be staying in … Continued

Amish Acres earns recognition; Wellfield Gardens shines on TV

Posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor, Wakarusa

  By Terry T. Mark Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival wins national recognition Sunshine Artist magazine has named the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival as 21st among the 100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows, according to organizers on the Nappanee event. The rankings are determined by votes from artists who rank the … Continued

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