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Five incredible places to shop local on Black Friday

Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 in Holiday, Shopping

Five incredible places to shop local on Black Friday

  Shop local on Black Friday and you’re sure to end up with something uniquely Elkhart County. Visit some of our faves, and there will be plenty of time to dig in on your Thanksgiving leftovers. Won’t fit under the tree, still really awesome When you choose quality, handmade gifts, you end up with something … Continued

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas to Knock Dad’s Socks Off

Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 in Holiday, Holidays, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas to Knock Dad’s Socks Off

  Dear ol’ Dad’s special day is coming up. No one wears ties anymore, but that’s OK, here are some great gift ideas all hand-crafted around Elkhart County. Meat & cheese Instead of taking Dad out to eat, treat him to smoked meats or — if you go on Thursday — some mouth-watering ribs fresh … Continued

Six places to go big for your garden

Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 in Community, Events, Outdoor, Shopping

Six places to go big for your garden

There’s nothing like the sweet smell of flowers wafting through your yard, or plucking plump tomatoes from the vine in your garden. Garden centers all around Elkhart County are there to help you turn this vision into reality. Linton’s Enchanted Gardens 315 County Road 17, Elkhart. Open daily. Lintons.com If there’s any place that’s a … Continued

Five ways to a green thumb in Elkhart County

Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 in Community, Events, Outdoor, Shopping

Five ways to a green thumb in Elkhart County

What’s better than enjoying the spring splendor of blooming flowers, lush landscapes and fragrant atmosphere? Using your own green thumb, getting your hands dirty, and creating your own paradise. Here’s how you can get started in Elkhart County:   Linton’s Enchanted Gardens 315 County Road 17, Elkhart. Open daily. Speaking of paradises, Linton’s Enchanted Gardens … Continued

Four places to find really cool old stuff

Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2019 in Antiques, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Shopping

Four places to find really cool old stuff

Cool stuff never goes out of style. That’s why spending your day browsing Elkhart County’s antique shops can yield a rich and rewarding bounty. Here are our top picks for antiquing: Beardsley Avenue Antiques District, Elkhart This stretch on the west side of Elkhart was once a hub of manufacturing and, while some factories remain, … Continued

Four places to start your treasure hunt in Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2019 in Antiques, Shopping

Four places to start your treasure hunt in Elkhart County

Cool stuff never goes out of style. Build a day in Elkhart County around a treasure hunt of these shops boasting antiques, unique finds, and artistry spanning the globe.   Worldwide adventure As you enter Found on Goshen’s Main Street, you’ll feel like you walked into the world’s coolest attic. Sift through an amazing collection … Continued

Five places to ease your Christmas shopping stress

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2018 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Shopping, Trip Ideas

Five places to ease your Christmas shopping stress

Last-minute Christmas shopping doesn’t have to set off the alarms. These five shops around Elkhart County can help you finish up in time to enjoy all the Christmas cookies you want. Take a taste of Amish Country Shopping at Dutch Country Market is an amazing experience in and of itself, but when you top it … Continued

Shop Hop From Your Sofa!

Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 in Cities & Towns, Holiday, Shopping, Sweet Treats

Shop Hop From Your Sofa!

Need last minute gifts, but no time to shop? Here are just a few places Elkhart County locals love with online stores offering great gifts for your loved ones. Goertzen Pottery Specializing in functional ceramics, one-of-a-kind wood fired pottery, internationally recognized kitchenware and exhibition pieces. Located inside the Old Bag Factory. Goertzen Pottery   Olympia … Continued

Four places in Elkhart County where creativity flourishes

Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2018 in Shopping, Uncategorized

Four places in Elkhart County where creativity flourishes

Perry Germann found himself in the limelight recently. Germann’s custom hand-made guitar found itself on stage with country music superstar Garth Brooks at his recent concert at Notre Dame. Germann guitars have become known with guitar enthusiasts for his handsome, high-quality creations. He’s not alone in Elkhart County though. Here’s just a small sampling of … Continued

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