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Top 10 romantic places to propose in Elkhart County

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Shipshewana, Wakarusa

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

Elkhart County Torchbearers featured in Bicentennial Torch Relay documentary

Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Wakarusa

Elkhart County Torchbearers featured in Bicentennial Torch Relay documentary

By Terry T. Mark It’s a story that was 200 years in the making, but a documentary video captures last year’s Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay in perfect fashion in just about 37 minutes. “Everlasting Light: The Story of Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Relay,” which was released recently, features many touches from Elkhart County’s leg of the … 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

Great places to curl up with a good book in Elkhart County

Posted on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

Great places to curl up with a good book in Elkhart County

  By Amy Wenger Well, that time of year is upon us. The holidays have passed, and the promise of warmer weather seems distant. So for those moments when you draw back the curtain, see the variant shades of white and hear the ferocious winds howling, settling in with a book can provide the perfect … Continued

7 reasons Elkhart County will have an amazing 2017

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

7 reasons Elkhart County will have an amazing 2017

  By Terry T. Mark It’s easy to feel a little down in January. Days with sunshine are few and far between. Cold rain or sleet are part of the mix, if we’re lucky. The glow of Christmas is in the rear-view mirror and spring seems too far in the distance. I’m fortunate to have … Continued

Enjoy Valentine’s Day 2017 with a romantic getaway on the Heritage Trail

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

Enjoy Valentine’s Day 2017 with a romantic getaway on the Heritage Trail

  By Sara Wakefield When I’m planning a romantic getaway for me and my man, it’s got to be relaxing. It’s about quality time together, as little driving as possible, and doing the things we really love to do. We go for quality of place. And sometimes the most romantic destinations are right around the … Continued

Elkhart County will feel the love this year

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Wakarusa

Elkhart County will feel the love this year

  By Terry T. Mark Why we love our hometown Everyone loves feeling like an insider, right? Elkhart County is full of amazing stories, hidden gems and neighborhood favorites, and those will be getting greater attention. In 2017, the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be shining the spotlight on the parts of our … Continued

Downtown Elkhart seeing more changes, Christmas revelry

Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark Christmas is almost here, so what are we doing at the Elkhart County Visitor Center? Putting the wraps on some fabulous projects which will be a gift to all in 2017. We’re looking forward to a great year. Change picking up pace in downtown Elkhart Downtown Elkhart is looking at some … 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

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