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Four places to find really cool old stuff

Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Shopping, Unique 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

For Valentine’s Day, give gifts from the heart, but for the stomach

Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018 in Baked Goods, Dining, Elkhart, Goshen, Holiday, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Sweet Treats, Valentine's Day

For Valentine’s Day, give gifts from the heart, but for the stomach

How about some sweets for your sweetie? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, wrap up a sugary gift for that special someone. Nothing says Valentine’s like chocolate Olympia Candy Kitchen has satisfied sweet tooths in Goshen for more than 100 years. They’re famous for their turtles, but don’t pass on their truffles, toffee, chocolate-covered … Continued

Your essential guide to keeping the kids entertained over Christmas break

Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Your essential guide to keeping the kids entertained over Christmas break

It’s a classic annual question around the holidays: “What is there to do with the kids?” We’ve got the answers! Hall comes to the rescue Walk through the doors of the Hall of Justice (Really! The entrance is styled after the Super Friends’ HQ) and spend an afternoon fighting evil with Batman, Captain America, Wonder … Continued

Great Stores. Great Choices.

Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Great Stores. Great Choices.

All from the comfort of home. Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? Here are just a few places locals love with online stores offering great gifts for your loved ones: Goertzen Pottery, Olympia Candy Kitchen, Jules Boutique, Amish Acres, Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Rise ‘n Roll, The Soapy Gnome and more. Shop hop from your … Continued

Your must-see guide to Christmas cheer in Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Your must-see guide to Christmas cheer in Elkhart County

Do you need a little Christmas right now? You’ll jingle all the way at these fun and festive activities open to the public (and light on the wallet). Dazzling displays Even if the snow isn’t glistening, be wowed by the beautiful sights at Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Winter Wonderland holiday lights display. Hum along to live … Continued

Why Christmas is the best time of year in Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, November 24th, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Why Christmas is the best time of year in Elkhart County

The holidays are Elkhart County’s time to shine, so when your friends and family visit from out of town, why not show off your hometown. Ho-ho-home for the holidays See the Ruthmere Museum in a whole new light as they take the wraps off special Christmas-themed displays just for the season. Ruthmere honors military service … Continued

Your guide to bringing the zing to the holiday party!

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Middlebury, Nappanee, Shopping, Unique Shopping

Your guide to bringing the zing to the holiday party!

Don’t let the holidays stress you out. Make it easy on yourself and be a holiday hero with a stop at one (or all) of these shops! Meat-ing of the minds Serve a plate full of savory goodness with a quick stop at Old Hoosier Meats in Middlebury for an unbelievable selection of deli meats … Continued

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

Amish Acres earns recognition; Wellfield Gardens shines on TV

Posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor, Wakarusa

  By Terry T. Mark Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival wins national recognition Sunshine Artist magazine has named the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival as 21st among the 100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows, according to organizers on the Nappanee event. The rankings are determined by votes from artists who rank the … Continued

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