Topic: Vibrant Communities

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

Sculpture Challenge, Little Big Idea Grant, and more August news

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee

Sculpture Challenge, Little Big Idea Grant, and more August news

  By Terry T. Mark Are you up to the challenge? People from all over Elkhart County and visitors from around the country have had a great time enjoying the 57 Seward Johnson sculptures on exhibit this summer. With a couple more months to go, we have a new challenge involving the sculptures. To meet … Continued

Secret’s out: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson are a big summer deal

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Gardens, Things to do in Elkhart County

By Terry T. Mark Perhaps you’ve heard? OK, it’s not much of a secret on what we’ve been working on anymore. The Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition and Quilt Gardens displays have been huge hits to start the summer. The 56 life-size sculptures were installed in the downtowns and Quilt Gardens of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Wakarusa, … Continued

Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition both launching in May

Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Quilt Gardens, Things to do in Elkhart County

Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition both launching in May

  By Terry T. Mark See all the pretty flowers … and sculptures? The flowers have been ordered, and the sculpture sites have been selected. Now it’s time to sit back and watch an amazing public art exhibition take shape everywhere from Nappanee to Middlebury, from Goshen to Elkhart and Bristol and Wakarusa. The annual … Continued

Vibrant Communities counts successes; Seward Johnson will be epic

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Quilt Gardens

  By Terry T. Mark Vibrant Communities enjoying success stories in 2017 Early successes are adding an energy to the Vibrant Communities initiative’s steering committee as it organizes for activities in 2017 to keep up the momentum on the 77 Action Agenda items. The steering committee has met twice, covering topics such as the nuts … Continued

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Gardens, RV, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas, Where To Stay

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

By Terry T. Mark Adventure starts here How do you know it’s almost summer? Around here, we say it’s when the 2017 area guide comes out. Heritage Trail Adventures started arriving at local businesses, restaurants and shops in late February. It’s 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine out, see a … Continued

Marketing campaigns add heat to downtown dining, entertainment

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Gardens, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas, Where To Stay

  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

7 reasons Elkhart County will have an amazing 2017

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Quilt Gardens, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County

7 reasons Elkhart County will have an amazing 2017

  By Terry T. Mark It’s easy to feel a little down in January. Days with sunshine are few and far between. Cold rain or sleet are part of the mix, if we’re lucky. The glow of Christmas is in the rear-view mirror and spring seems too far in the distance. I’m fortunate to have … Continued

Elkhart County will feel the love this year

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana

Elkhart County will feel the love this year

  By Terry T. Mark Why we love our hometown Everyone loves feeling like an insider, right? Elkhart County is full of amazing stories, hidden gems and neighborhood favorites, and those will be getting greater attention. In 2017, the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be shining the spotlight on the parts of our … Continued

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