indiana: National Public Gardens Day - May 6, 2016 - 04/29/16 05:46 PM
National Public Gardens Day - May 6, 2016  
Wellfield Botanic Gardens
Elkhart, IN
 
Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Ekhart, Indiana celebrates National Public Gardens Day with the beauty of Spring and the color of 60,000 tulip bulbs.
Free admission from 9 am to 7 pm with $10.00 discounts on new family memberships.  Walking tours scheduled at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm.
 
Wellfield Botanic Gardens
1011 N. Main Street, Elkhart, IN 4614
574-266-2006
 
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Mothers Day Picnic , May 8, 2016
Click Here for Information 
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If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in Elkhart County, St Joseph County,
or surrounding areas, have them call me:
Larry … (2 comments)

indiana: Celebrate Arbor Day in Elkhart, IN - April 30, 2016 - 04/24/16 08:19 AM
Celebrate Arbor Day in Elkhart, Indiana - April 30, 2016.
  Elkhart will celebrate its 28th Arbor Day Celebration, at the Elkhart Environmental Center (ECC) April 30, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm, at 1717 E. Lusher Ave., in Elkhart.
Demonstrations on how to properly plant and prune trees, will be led by the city's Forestry Division. There will also be demonstrations from local woodworkers, with an exhibit of artistry and talent, showing wood products made from reclaimed urban lumber.
Learn about the ElkhartWood program and see how it has impacted the Elkhart community and urban environment.
FREE trees, with a kit for planting … (11 comments)

indiana: Elkhart County, Indiana Golf Courses - 04/24/16 07:25 AM
Elkhart County, Indiana Golf Courses.    
 
There are many Golf Courses to chosse from in Elkhart County, including the cities and towns of Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury, Bristol, New Paris and Nappanee, Indiana.
Black Squirrel - Goshen
Maplecrest Country Club - Goshen
Bent Oak - Elkhart
Christiana Creek - Elkhat
Old Orchard - Elkhart
Meadow Valley - Middlebury
Spring Meadow Farm - Middlebury
Elcona Country lub - Bristol
Raber - Bristol
Parkmore Golf Course - New Paris
McCormick Creek - Nappanee
 
Click here for information on Elkhart County Golf Courses 
 
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or surrounding areas, have them call me:
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indiana: Opening Night at the New Paris Speedway, Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 04/24/16 06:18 AM
Opening Night at the New Paris Speedway,
Saturday, April 30, 2016.   
Finally, those racing fans eager to enjoy local racing will be able to start the new season at the 1/4 mile asphalt track at the New Paris Speedway, on County Road 46 , just east of New Paris.  The opening night will feature a 75 lap Late Model Sportsman, HS, MS, FWD vehicles.
General Admission
$12 and $3 for kids
 I remember going to the New Paris Speedway back in the 1950s watching our sponsored race car compete.  I remember many of the tracks being a clay track back then.
New Paris Speedway
16806 County Road 46, New Paris, IN
574-831-3050
 http://www.newparisspeedway.com/ 
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indiana: History of a Painting - Amish Acres Framed Set of 4 - 04/22/16 04:16 PM
History of a Painting - Amish Acres Framed Set of 4.
I have been showcasing my paintings one at a time and occasionally, if I have several paintings, I will make a framed set of them.  By popular request from Debbie Laity  and Lisa Von Domek , here is the set of four framed prints of my Amish Acres set.
Amish Acres was my first Art Festival that was outdoors and was located in Nappanee, Indiana.  It is held every August and I participated in the show 30 times, winning several awards throughout the years. It took me 3 years to get up the nerve to attempt … (11 comments)

indiana: The Round Barn Theatre, Nappanee, IN. is Open for the 2016 Season - 04/16/16 01:39 PM
The Round Barn Theatre, Nappanee, IN.
is Open for the 2016 Season.   
The Round Barn theatre originally came from a barn that was built in 1911, dismantled and moved 12 miles to its current location and reassembled in 1998.  The barn is sixty feet in diameter and 60 feet tall at its highest point. The theatre has a 400 seating capacity that is in the orchestra section, mezzanine and balcony.
2016 Season Schedule:
"Forever Plaid" - April 13 - May 22
"Plain & Fancy" - May 25 - October 15
"All Shook Up" - June 7 - July 17
"Crazy for You" - June 26 - … (10 comments)

indiana: Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival - April 22, 23, 24, 2016 - 04/07/16 10:50 AM
Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival - April 22, 23, 24, 2016.  
Wakarusa, Indiana 
Established in 1969, The Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival has become an area favorite and this your is no exception.  The event will be held, Friday, 11 am to 8 pm/ Saturday, 9 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm., with the Parade taking place on Saturday at 10 am.
Enjoy events and attractions such as:
Kent Family Circus (9 shows) over the 3 day period
Euro Bungee & Bouncyland
Camel & Pony Rides
Hamster Balls (6 '6") in a 26' x 26' inflatable pool, 18" deep
Wakarusa's Got Talent
Maple Baking Contest
Parade
Queen … (8 comments)

indiana: When is the Best Time to Build a Home, in Northern Indiana? - 02/21/16 04:38 PM
 When is the best time to start a new home construction in
Northern Indiana?
 
With the inventory low, there are more buyers than there are homes, to fit their criteria. In many cases the Buyers are tired of waiting for the right home to appear on the market, so they have turned to possibly building a home. New home construction in our market is on the rise!
There are many aspects of building a custom home, or a spec home, that most buyers are not aware of. Contacting the builders direct, is not the best option in gathering information. By … (10 comments)

indiana: Ricky's Taqueria, Elkhart Indiana - 02/17/16 01:46 PM
Ricky's Taqueria, Elkhart, Indiana
 
If you like 100% Original Mexican Food, look no further.
Voted the #1 Best Burrito in the area and the most authentic Mexican food in the region.
Ricky's only has a few inside tables, so they also have some outside seating.  If you don't want to wait for some great food, get a menu and call ahead for takeout. Try some of these....
Tortas
Gorditas
Quesadillas
Tacos
Huaraches
Tostadas
Tostados De Ceuiche
Menudo & Pozole
Here are a few comments from customers:
• This is a small place that has excellent, fresh food. I had the … (4 comments)

indiana: Hidden Meadow Subdivision - 4 Year Report - 01/16/16 01:22 PM
Hidden Meadow Subdivision - 4 Year Report.
Hidden Meadow Subdivision is located in Elkhart County, Indiana on the south side of County Road 18, between County Road 17 and State Road 15.
The Following report shows the number of homes sold between 2012 and 2015 that were recorded in the local Multiple Listing Service.
 
Active Listings - There are currently 3 Active Listings in the MLS as of January 16, 2016.
Sold - The number of homes sold from January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015, not including For Sale by owner and Pending Sales were 28.
Days on the Market … (8 comments)

indiana: The "Time Was" Museum, Elkhart, Indiana - 01/16/16 09:00 AM
The "Time Was" Museum,
Elkhart, IN
 
The "Time Was" museum was started by Paul Thomas in 1988 on North Main Street, in Elkhart, IN.  Paul Thomas, born on October, 23, 1923 has lived in Elkhart all but 6 months of his life.  He opened and ran a shoe store for almost 50 years.
After selling his store to his son,, Mr Thomas opened the "Time Was" museum above the store on the second floor.  Since then, the seven rooms have been filled with memorabilia dating back to 1868.
You must make an appointment to visit the museum by calling … (4 comments)

indiana: Copperfield Subdivision - 4 Year Report - 01/15/16 06:02 PM
Copperfield Subdivision - 4 Year Report
Copperfield Subdivision is located north of Elkhart, in Elkhart County and has access from County Road 1 on the east and Ash Road on the west.
Home Sales - A comparison of home sales from 2012 to 2015 shows the average home sales price ranged from $326,250. to $443,333.
DOM - The Average Days on Market were pretty consistent over the last three years, with the four year range being 79 to 98 DOM
Sold -The number of homes sold during the 4 years were 20, with the last 3 years steadily increasing in number, with … (1 comments)

indiana: Places to Celebrate New Years Eve, in St. Joseph & Elkhart Co., IN - 12/13/15 04:07 PM
Places to Celebrate New Years Eve,
in St. Joseph & Elkhart Counties in Indiana. 
Ring in 2016
Here is a list of places, if you don't have your reservations yet, for New Years Eve.
 
St Joseph County, Indiana
 
New Year's Eve Party at South Bend Elks #235
3535 E. McKinley Ave., South Bend, IN
$50 per person / $90 per couple
For Information call 574-233-1139
 
Club Fever
222 South Michigan St., South Bend, IN
$10 cover, or $5 with a current student ID
Ages 21 and older only
 
William and Mary Ann Smith Ballroom at the Morris Inn
139 N. Notre Dame Avenue., South Bend, IN
$45 per person / $210 with hotel room for … (11 comments)

indiana: Sara Evans Christmas - December 20, 2015 at the Lerner - 12/13/15 03:28 PM
Sara Evans Christmas - December 20, 2015,
at the Lerner Theatre, Elkhart, IN.
 
Join multi-platinum Country Singer & Songwriter, Sara Evans, as she performs Christmas favorites, along with her country hits.  She has had sales of over 6 million Albums and has had five #1 hits and 4 others in the top 10. 
Her awards have been received from the Country Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, American Country Awards.  She has appeared on Dancing with the Stars and voted in the 50 most Beautiful People, in People Magazine.
Sara Evans Christmas
Admission - Reserved Seating
$59. / $49/ $35
Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Show Starts at … (6 comments)

indiana: History of a Painting - Meat & Cheese - 12/13/15 06:27 AM
History of a Painting - Meat & Cheese 
Nappanee, Indiana
Acrylic painting by Larry Johnston©
The very first outdoor Festival, where I displayed and sold my paintings, was a local show in Elkhart County, in Nappanee, Indiana.  The Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival was about 12 years old then and was held in the apple orchard, but I have since participated in 30 of their annual shows.
The show takes place on an Amish working farm, which now, has become one of the biggest shows in the country.  Besides the farm, they also have a round barn theatre, a Restaurant Barn, where they … (5 comments)

indiana: Simonton Lake is Conveniently Located and it is Time to Buy Now. - 11/06/15 07:04 AM
Simonton Lake is Conveniently Located and it is Time to
Buy Now.

Simonton Lake is located in Elkhart County, Indiana, just south of the Michigan State line and has easy access to the Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90) (Exit 92), on State Road 19 (Cassopolis Street). Simonton Lake boarders Cassopolis Street on the the east side.
Major cities, transportation and air travel is just minutes away. (Time and distance varies with the route taken and traffic)
Area towns and cities
Elkhart - Downtown - 5.6 miles (11 - 13 minutes)
Goshen - 16 - 20 miles (31 - 34 minutes)
Middlebury -18 … (19 comments)

indiana: ArtWalk Returns to Elkhart, IN - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11/05/15 06:25 AM
ArtWalk Returns to Elkhart, IN -
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
 
Artwalk is a self-guided tour of downtown Elkhart which offers fun for both children and adults. The tour runs from 5 pm to 8 pm and features many participating artist, craftmen museums and and businesses.
The Midwst Museum of American Art, 429 S. Main, will offer FREE admission to the 37th Jurried Regional, which features 207 selected works from artists from northern Indiana and Southern Michigan.
The Eagles Lodge, 225 W. Marion, will offer FREE Bowling.
Wall Murals will be on display throughout the city.
Stephenson's, 215 S.Main, will have models exhibiting the Winter Fashions
Elegant Designs, 620 … (13 comments)

indiana: History of a Painting - Red Covered Bridges (Set of 4) - 10/14/15 09:46 AM
History of a Painting - Red Covered Bridges (Set of 4)
Every year about this time, Parke County, Indiana is flooded with people during the week long, Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. For several years, I participated in the festival, as I exhibited on the Courthouse lawn in Rockville, Indiana. Excitement covers the communities of Rockville, Bridgeton, Rosedale, Mecca and Mansfield as hundreds of vendors are scattered around the County.
There are 31 Covered Bridges in Parke County, most of them Red, with White ends to assist in vision.  It is also known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of the World".  During the Covered … (24 comments)

indiana: Networking at the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN - 10/11/15 07:42 PM
Networking at the Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN.
Many of you know that my latest painting was accepted into the Juried Regional Art Show, held at the Midwest Museum of American Art.  The piece will be on display with over 200 other works of art, which includes Oil  paintings, photography, sculpture, Water Color, Acrylic Paintings and other 3 dimensional work.
Even though the painting, "The Warner Theatre" (1931 to 1933) recreation did not win an award, it will be on display through December 6th in the Museum.  The public will be able to purchase pieces from the show.  There were quite a few … (4 comments)

indiana: South Bend International Airport, South Bend, Indiana - 10/10/15 11:39 AM
South Bend International Airport,
South Bend, Indiana
In 1929 Vincent Bendix, founder of Bendix Aviation purchased 610 acres of land, northwest of South Bend, Indiana.  In 1933, Bendix Field was opened.  In 1936, just months before her final flight, Amelia Earhart landed in South Bend.
Starting with President Eisenhower, every United States President has landed in South Bend,  President Obama's, Air Force One landed at the airport, while visiting Elkhart and vicinity, when unemployment was high in the area.
The airport changed names throughout history, with the most recent name change in 2014 from South Bend Regional Airport to South Bend International Airport. Delta, … (11 comments)

 
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