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It’s September — let’s talk about next summer

Posted on Sunday, September 4th, 2016

It’s September — let’s talk about next summer

By Terry T. Mark It’s only September, the kids have just returned to school and football season has just barely started, but that doesn’t mean the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau isn’t thinking about … next summer! It’s no accident the Quilt Gardens always look great On a muggy summer morning, with clouds threatening … Continued

Quilt Gardens’ high standards come from dedication of volunteers, no thanks to weather patterns

Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Quilt Gardens’ high standards come from dedication of volunteers, no thanks to weather patterns

  By Terry T. Mark On a muggy summer morning, with clouds threatening to bring rain, Diana Bennett steps from her car for an inspection of a Quilt Garden. As one of eight volunteer members of the Quilt Gardens Review Workgroup, Bennett stays busy every summer checking on the condition on several of the 19 … Continued

Mouth-watering goodness Saturday at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

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

Downtown Elkhart’s Art and Food Scenes Nurture Budding Artist

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Downtown Elkhart’s Art and Food Scenes Nurture Budding Artist

  You don’t have to look very long to find Alysse Chinnock’s fingerprints on downtown Elkhart.   From the inventive (and delicious) dishes coming out of Iechyd Da Brewing Co.’s kitchen to the monthly open mic poetry night’s at The Electric Brew, Chinnock has embraced her adopted home with her artistry in every form. Plan … Continued

FROG Rally taking over Goshen, Elkhart County fairgrounds

Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016

FROG Rally taking over Goshen, Elkhart County fairgrounds

By Terry T. Mark GOSHEN — Bob Byrne doesn’t need anyone to explain to him how dedicated RVers can be. He knows. He and his wife, Cindy, were — or are — recreational vehicle enthusiasts themselves. But he’ll put that hat away — at least for a week — as he and his wife take … Continued

Get off the fast track!

Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Get off the fast track!

Get well off the beaten path and travel the backroads of northern Indiana’s Amish Country where buggies dot the countryside. Step into family-owned Amish businesses filled with hand-crafted furniture, fresh baked goods, and delicious comfort foods. We suggest you take a cue from them … slow your pace, unplug and recharge! We have created an … Continued

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