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Enjoy a bike ride in Elkhart County whether you have nerves — or legs — of steel or not

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017

Enjoy a bike ride in Elkhart County whether you have nerves — or legs — of steel or not

  By Sara Wakefield I am a nervous biker. My bike-related anxieties include but are not limited to: biking close to other people, biking close to ditches, biking close to traffic, changing gears on hills, and people opening car doors for me to run into. One of my favorite things about living in Elkhart County … Continued

After 10 years, Quilt Gardens embedded in fabric of Elkhart County

Posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017

After 10 years, Quilt Gardens embedded in fabric of Elkhart County

  By Marshall V. King Ten years of Quilt Gardens in Elkhart County has resulted in a lot of blooms, a lot of visitors and a lot of stories. Mary Ann Lienhart-Cross, Elkhart County Extension Director and an Extension educator, can tell you about the time she saw a group of Harley-Davidson riders roar up … Continued

Secret’s out: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson are a big summer deal

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

By Terry T. Mark Perhaps you’ve heard? OK, it’s not much of a secret on what we’ve been working on anymore. The Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition and Quilt Gardens displays have been huge hits to start the summer. The 56 life-size sculptures were installed in the downtowns and Quilt Gardens of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Wakarusa, … Continued

New walking tours dive deep into Elkhart, Middlebury history, folklore

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

New walking tours dive deep into Elkhart, Middlebury history, folklore

By Terry T. Mark History may not be able to come alive literally, but the next best thing might be guided walking tours of downtown Elkhart and downtown Middlebury that are launching this year. Steeped in folklore and laced with tales of ambition, intrigue and mischief, the tours take participants inside the hidden history of … Continued

25-foot-tall sculpture going up Monday in downtown Elkhart

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017

By Terry T. Mark The stage is set for the arrival of the 25-foot-tall, 27,000-pound God Bless America sculpture that will tower over downtown Elkhart this summer. And the public can enjoy the amazing sight of the sculpture being lifted into position at Central Park, along Waterfall Drive, in Elkhart starting at approximately 10 a.m. … Continued

Best of Elkhart County’s urban-rural fusion shine in new TV commercial

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Best of Elkhart County’s urban-rural fusion shine in new TV commercial

By Terry T. Mark People in the greater Chicago and Indianapolis region are getting a taste of the eclectic dining, music and shopping scene in Elkhart County thanks to a partnership between the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. A TV commercial featuring footage from Amish Acres, Artisan, … Continued

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