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Patch together a great day with amazing quilts and fabrics

Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2018 in Quilts, Shopping

Patch together a great day with amazing quilts and fabrics

Whether you knit, crochet, sew or quilt (or all four), these four shops will leave you swooning. Yoder Department Store Yoder Department Store has the largest selection of fabrics in the region, so chances are that pattern you’ve been looking for is probably here. There’s even more nearby, with I Sell Fabric, Little Helpers Quilt … Continued

Adventure Starts Here!

Posted on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Travel Info, Trip Ideas

Adventure Starts Here!

Are you ready for loads of fun and unforgettable experiences? The 2018 Heritage Trail Adventures guide is hitting the shelves at area business, restaurants, shops and along the I 80/90 Indiana Toll Road. It’s 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine, see a fantastic concert or play, or buy the one-of-a-kind … Continued

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

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

Fantastic places for fun while staying warm and toasty

Posted on Friday, January 26th, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Community, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

Fantastic places for fun while staying warm and toasty

It’s cold outside. So what? Hours of fun are just a few steps away at these amazing places in Elkhart County A brush with art From oil paintings to eye-catching sculptures, stunning works of art just get better with age. Stroll the galleries of the Midwest Museum of American Art and you may spy a … Continued

Five places to complete your Christmas shopping

Posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Shopping, Trip Ideas

Five places to complete your Christmas shopping

We’re coming down to the deadline, with only a few more days until Christmas. But now’s not the time to panic. These places make it easy to finish your shopping, and the best part is that in many store you will be able to use promo codes for yoga pants and many other clothing accessories. … Continued

Your guide to bringing the zing to the holiday party!

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

Five Amazing Places to Complete Your Christmas Shopping

Posted on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 in Shopping

Five Amazing Places to Complete Your Christmas Shopping

Start with the candy If there’s a candy in this world, you can probably find it at the Wakarusa Dime Store. Your childhood favorites? Yep, they’ve got it. For hand-dipped chocolates, there’s no place like Olympia Candy Kitchen in Goshen for a box of turtles and a phosphate from their old-fashioned soda fountain. Don’t forget … Continued

Blue Gate founder wins prestigious honor; Nappanee Apple Festival up for best in state

Posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County

Blue Gate founder wins prestigious honor; Nappanee Apple Festival up for best in state

  By Terry T. Mark Riegsecker earns state’s highest tourism honor Mel Riegsecker, the founder of Blue Gate Hospitality, was humbled by his selection as the 2017 recipient of the Will Koch Tourism Leadership Award, the most prestigious honor in the state of Indiana in the tourism field. “Make sure that the people that come … Continued

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