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

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

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

Beat cabin fever with these fun activities that get you outside

Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2017

By Amy Wenger Mighty Mother Nature has certainly been an indecisive, fickle lady as of late. Surely northern Indiana can boast the title of “most wildly divergent” weather, where severe storms can pound the grounds one day, and snowflakes will fly the next. With the official start of spring merely weeks away, people are certainly … Continued

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

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

Sweet! Nappanee sugar camp ready for Indiana Maple Weekend

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Sweet! Nappanee sugar camp ready for Indiana Maple Weekend

Some call it a woods, others a farm, but maple sugar producers call their production area a “sugar bush,” or “sugar camp,” and Indiana’s second annual Maple Weekend will open sugar camps around the state so guests can see how trees are tapped, how sap gets to the sugar house and how it becomes maple … Continued

Midwest Museum of American Art showcases its treasures for Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2017

Midwest Museum of American Art showcases its treasures for Elkhart County

  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

Top 10 romantic places to propose in Elkhart County

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Top 10 romantic places to propose in Elkhart County

  By Sara Wakefield Every marriage proposal needs a story. Where do you want to set yours? (1) Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart: Full of romantic spots (like the Japanese footbridge or Pergola Garden) for secluded or public proposals. (2) DeFries Gardens, New Paris: Charming garden with adorable gazebos and shelters. Commemorate your bliss with a … Continued

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