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Sweet! Nappanee sugar camp ready for Indiana Maple Weekend

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Sweet! Nappanee sugar camp ready for Indiana Maple Weekend

Some call it a woods, others a farm, but maple sugar producers call their production area a “sugar bush,” or “sugar camp,” and Indiana’s second annual Maple Weekend will open sugar camps around the state so guests can see how trees are tapped, how sap gets to the sugar house and how it becomes maple … Continued

Midwest Museum of American Art showcases its treasures for Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2017

  By Marshall V. King ELKHART — On the outside, the Midwest Museum of American Art looks like the bank it once was. Safe and staid. Sturdy and stark. The building was constructed at 429 S. Main Street in 1922 as St. Joseph Valley Bank. It was built in a neoclassical 19th-century style intended to … Continued

Top 10 romantic places to propose in Elkhart County

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

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

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

Our Place on Main keeps the party going in downtown Elkhart

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Our Place on Main keeps the party going in downtown Elkhart

By Krystal Vivian Not many cities have their own living room, but downtown Elkhart does — and Jeff and Lori Whisler want everyone to come party in it. The Whislers opened Our Place on Main just in time for the 2015 Elkhart Jazz Festival. The venue served as a pop-up restaurant for Lucchese’s throughout the … Continued

Marketing campaigns add heat to downtown dining, entertainment

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

  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

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