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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

Why spring break in Elkhart County will be awesome

Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

Why spring break in Elkhart County will be awesome

  By Amy Wenger Over here are systematic budget imbalances will not cease when the new regulations take effect. So where will consumers turn once payday loans dry up? What is seemingly a sure-fire blues buster to chase away the winter doldrums? A welcome respite would seem to be the obvious solution … but what … Continued

It’s huge! Seward Johnson exhibition bringing 57 sculptures for free summer display

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark It’s never been done before in Elkhart County and, really, only once anywhere in the world. The Quilt Gardens and the downtowns of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Middlebury, Bristol and Wakarusa will be the site of the largest exhibition of American artist Seward Johnson’s celebrated realistic life-size bronze sculptures, outside of his … Continued

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, RV Resources, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

By Terry T. Mark Adventure starts here How do you know it’s almost summer? Around here, we say it’s when the 2017 area guide comes out. Heritage Trail Adventures started arriving at local businesses, restaurants and shops in late February. It’s 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine out, see a … Continued

Midwest Museum of American Art showcases its treasures and finances for Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2017 in Elkhart, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Things to do in Amish Country

  By Marshall V. King ELKHART — On the outside, the Midwest Museum of American Art looks like the bank it once was. Safe and staid. Sturdy and stark. The building was constructed at 429 S. Main Street in 1922 as St. Joseph Valley Bank. It was built in a neoclassical 19th-century style intended to … Continued

Marketing campaigns add heat to downtown dining, entertainment

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

  By Terry T. Mark Turning up the heat Forget the February chill, exciting new initiatives highlighting romance, downtown arts and culture, and the outdoors will boost all corners of Elkhart County in the coming weeks and months. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we launched a social, digital and print campaign in mid-January highlighting experiences … Continued

Concerts, tours, events spice up Christmas around Elkhart County

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Shipshewana, Wakarusa

Concerts, tours, events spice up Christmas around Elkhart County

  By Terry T. Mark A quick jolt of holiday cheer will be available if you start running a little low, thanks to Christmas special events, concerts and other entertainment throughout the month. Downtown Elkhart’s Gateway Mile will stuff your stockings full of Christmas fun, starting with the Ruthmere Museum’s Miracle on Beardsley Avenue holiday … Continued

It’s September — let’s talk about next summer

Posted on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 in Elkhart, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized

It’s September — let’s talk about next summer

By Terry T. Mark It’s only September, the kids have just returned to school and football season has just barely started, but that doesn’t mean the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau isn’t thinking about … next summer! It’s no accident the Quilt Gardens always look great On a muggy summer morning, with clouds threatening … Continued

National magazines shine spotlight on Elkhart County attractions

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

National magazines shine spotlight on Elkhart County attractions

By Terry T. Mark National magazines keep finding their way to northern Indiana and the diverse attractions in the Elkhart County area. Midwest Living magazine recently spotlighted 17 local businesses in a feature headlined “Discover Amish Country” that appears in its 2016 Best of the Midwest Travel magazine. The one-page article did not stop at … Continued

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