Topic: Wakarusa

Torch Relay touched off celebrations through Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Wakarusa

Torch Relay touched off celebrations through Elkhart County

By Terry T. Mark You have to get up pretty early in the morning to get a head start on a torch relay. Try 4:30 in the morning. A little more than a week ago, the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay traversed more than 52 miles of Elkhart County roads, carried by 40 Torchbearers representing the … Continued

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

Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Quilt Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Wakarusa

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

Flower power will guide bicyclists on Bloom & Zoom ride through Elkhart County

Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

Flower power will guide bicyclists on Bloom & Zoom ride through Elkhart County

By Terry T. Mark Bicyclists from around Indiana and the Midwest will be converging on Elkhart County in the second major bicycling event of the year here. The sixth annual Bloom & Zoom bike ride (register here) on Saturday, July 23, will see bicyclists of all ages and skill levels get in the saddle for … Continued

Quilt Gardens getting ready to open May 30

Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Shipshewana, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark Nineteen Quilt Gardens sites around Elkhart County and Shipshewana will become abuzz with activity in the next two weeks as annuals of every color in the rainbow are planted in dazzling displays. Approximately 150,000 plants are being delivered to the sites, where hundreds of workers — many of them volunteers — … 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

Quilt Gardens, Amish Acres get star treatment in new Indianapolis Colts-themed children’s book

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Quilt Garden Tour, Wakarusa

Quilt Gardens, Amish Acres get star treatment in new Indianapolis Colts-themed children’s book

By Terry T. Mark ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. — Thousands of visitors tour Elkhart County’s Quilt Gardens and Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort in Nappanee every year. The visitors come from all over the U.S. and, of course, Indiana. You can count Blue as one of the visitors, at least in a new illustrated … Continued

Elkhart County region gets $42 million boost to become ‘great place to live’

Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark ELKHART — The three county Elkhart-St. Joseph-Marshall region is receiving a $42 million economic development boost from the state of Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and other state and local government and business leaders celebrated the region’s successful application for the grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. The … Continued

Elkhart County’s quality of place the focus of Vibrant Communities initiative

Posted on Sunday, December 6th, 2015 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Wakarusa

Elkhart County’s quality of place the focus of Vibrant Communities initiative

By Terry T. Mark ELKHART, Ind. — There could be even more fun places for the community to gather in Elkhart County in the near future thanks to the Vibrant Communities initiative. Announced Thursday, the project aims to bring together residents from all over Elkhart County to discuss the amenities — parks, bike trails, concert … Continued

Fun & Fabulous Finds on Main Street

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

Fun & Fabulous Finds on Main Street

Get inspired to re-create a room or two at the Black Crow on Main in Elkhart. It’s packed with cleverly paired new and restyled furniture plus fun and funky accessories. In Goshen, explore Found where you’ll feel like you’re perusing the stalls of artisans in faraway places.  The shop owners travel the globe to pick … Continued

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