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Das Dutchman Essenhaus basking in praise as 2016 transitioned to 2017

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017 in Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized

Das Dutchman Essenhaus basking in praise as 2016 transitioned to 2017

  By Terry T. Mark Das Dutchman Essenhaus was a clear winner as 2016 transitioned into 2017. The Middlebury destination, renowned around the Midwest for its Amish-style restaurant, bakery, hotel and conference center, and shops, was a favorite on writers’ lists that either celebrated the end of the year or looked ahead to the future. … Continued

Where to eat out on Thanksgiving Day 2016

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Places to eat, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark If you can’t go without turkey and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving, but you don’t want to fuss in the kitchen, there are several restaurants in Elkhart County which will be ready and waiting to serve you. (And you don’t even have to wash the dishes!) Here’s our current list of … Continued

Visitors discovering Goshen is place to have fun

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 in Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Visitors discovering Goshen is place to have fun

NOTE: A version of this story was published in the September issue of Goshen Business Journal. By Terry T. Mark GOSHEN — Sometimes Goshen Brewing Co. owner Jesse Sensenig looks around the packed-to-capacity tasting room and recognizes only a handful of faces. As expected, Goshen-area residents have embraced the family-friendly brewpub since it opened a … Continued

Fall perfect time for families to have fun

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 in Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Fall perfect time for families to have fun

By Amy Wenger Brisk, brilliant mornings basked in sunshine, when the light of day reveals shades of coral, gold and flame crowning the trees and the skies. Welcome to autumn in northern Indiana, and the season of rich colors, Hoosier football and new variations on fantastical flavors of pumpkin and spice. So what are some … Continued

Mouth-watering goodness Saturday at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 in Elkhart, Outdoor, Places to eat

Mouth-watering goodness Saturday at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

By Eric Garton Where else can you start off with bacon-wrapped dates before moving onto pulled pork soul rolls and grilled salmon with golden quinoa and lobster Vin Blanc, followed by chocolate raspberry shortbread bars for dessert and wash it all down with a glass of wine or the finest brews from Iechyd Da and … Continued

10 places President Obama should visit while he’s in Elkhart

Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016 in Elkhart, Goshen, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, Shipshewana, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

10 places President Obama should visit while he’s in Elkhart

By Terry T. Mark ELKHART — So, perhaps you’ve heard that President Barack Obama is visiting Elkhart County next week? He’s scheduled to deliver a speech at Concord High School and then take part in a town hall discussion with Elkhart residents at the Lerner Theatre, both on Wednesday, June 1. It all sounds so … Continued

National magazines shine spotlight on Elkhart County attractions

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

National magazines shine spotlight on Elkhart County attractions

By Terry T. Mark National magazines keep finding their way to northern Indiana and the diverse attractions in the Elkhart County area. Midwest Living magazine recently spotlighted 17 local businesses in a feature headlined “Discover Amish Country” that appears in its 2016 Best of the Midwest Travel magazine. The one-page article did not stop at … Continued

Maple Syrup Festival starts off Elkhart County’s celebration of Indiana Bicentennial

Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 in Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark WAKARUSA — The annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival is a beloved community tradition, especially the popular pancakes-and-sausage meal, but the 2016 edition is adding a bit of an historical flair. The festival, which opened today, April 22, and continues through Sunday, April 24, is one of several Bicentennial Legacy Projects throughout Elkhart … Continued

2016 edition of area guide points way to fun vacations, good food and quality family time in Elkhart County

Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized

2016 edition of area guide points way to fun vacations, good food and quality family time in Elkhart County

By Terry T. Mark The 2016 edition of the official Elkhart County area guide will soon be appearing in mailboxes all over the Midwest and across the country. Heritage Trail Adventures is a 68-page glossy magazine publication of the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau. It features 185 businesses in the Elkhart County area which … Continued

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