indiana: Wellfield Gardens Plan for the Future! - 05/22/16 06:51 PM
Wellfield Gardens Plan for the Future!
Elkhart, Indiana.     
 
Since the mid 1800s, the property, known as "North Main Street Well Field", has been a source of hydraulic energy and drinking water for the City of Elkhart.  There are still 13 wells on the site that provide the majority of drinking water for the community.
In 2002, The Elkhart Rotary Club birth the idea to use the property to educate people about the uses of water for the communities and the benefits to nature.
In 2005, the plan was presented to the Board of Directors of the Wellfield Botanic Gardens, which would present 2 … (6 comments)

indiana: The Shipshewana Event Center - 05/20/16 08:45 AM
The Shipshewana Event Center,
Shipshewana, Indiana.    
 
Located in Shipshewanna, Indiana, just blocks from downtown and north of US20, the state of the art Convention Center is 15,000 sq ft with an additional 10 acres of outdoor space for large displays, such as Boat Shows, RV Shows and Auto Shows.  It is also home of Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum.
The Convention Center is ideal for Corporate retreats, religious conferences, civic and association meetings, trade shows, weddings, reunions and much more.  You can stay at the Blue Gate Garden Inn, just next door, or at one of the many hotels, motels and bed & breakfast … (3 comments)

indiana: The Blue Gate Theatre, Now Performing "The Home Game", Shipshewana, IN - 05/20/16 08:13 AM
The Blue Gate Theatre, Shipshewana, IN
Now Performing "The Home Game".   
 
The Blue Gate Theatre, located in downtown Shipshewana, Indiana, by the Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery is now showing "The Home Game", based on the story by Martha Bolton.
"The Home Game" 
Performances through August 16, 2016
 It portrays an Amish farm boy, who plays baseball and has dreamed about playing in the major leagues.  After being discovered by a sports agent for his talents of pitching and hitting, he must decide between the offer he couldn't refuse and the wishes of his father, who want needs him on the farm.
 
Blue Gate Theatre
105 Middlebury … (1 comments)

indiana: "The Chief" is Still the Coolest Place in Goshen, IN - 05/14/16 07:39 AM
"The Chief" is Still the Coolest Place in Goshen, IN.   
The Chief, located in Goshen, Indiana is in its 54th Season of serving home made ice cream to the community.  The Ice Cream and fast food shop opened April 18th with about 17 - 18 flavors of ice cream, including names like "Coffee Break", "Muddy Sneaker" and "Ant Farm".
In 2015 they were Featured on the National List of the 33 Best Ice Cream Shops in America by Thrillist, siting the excellent flavor options, nostalgia, innovation and variey.
The Chief will serve about 70 gallons of ice cream everyday during its season.
Hours:
Monday - … (10 comments)

indiana: Classic Car Cruise-in, Middlebury, IN at Das Dutchman Essenhaus - 05/13/16 07:51 AM
Classic Car Cruise-in, Middlebury, IN
at Das Dutchman Essenhaus.   
Every Thursday through September, from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm enjoy the recreation of the classic years, as the owners show off their cars and trucks, restored and customized to look like new.
Door prize giveaways, live entertainment, as well as restaurant specials from Das Dutchman Essenhaus  Amish Country Kitchen, from 3:00 pm to close, or All You Can Eat BBQ Ribs buffet at a special price.
 Classic Car Cruise-In
(At Das Dutchman Essenhaus)
240 US-20, Middlebury, IN 46540
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indiana: Lemonade Day - Elkhart County, IN - May 21, 2016 - 05/09/16 03:54 PM
Lemonade Day - Elkhart County, IN - May 21, 2016.    
Video from 2015 Featuring Sofia and Parnasi
Lemonade Day is an exciting day for Elkhart County, as the Junior Achievement has been helping young entrepreneurs from preschool through High School to learn how to run a business.
Lemonade Day started in 2007 in Houston, Texas and now has over a million children around North America, participating, by designing and operating their own Lemonade Stand.
They learn Budgeting, Profit making goals, Serving Customers, Repaying Investors and Giving Back to the Community. through the process, the children learn Goal-setting, Problem solving and gaining Self esteem.
The Lemonade stands … (16 comments)

indiana: McNaughton Park, Elkhart, is Getting Ready for Summer Fun! - 05/08/16 05:24 PM
McNaughton Park, Elkhart,
is Getting Ready for Summer Fun!
  
With just a few weeks away from the end of School and the beginning of Summer,  McNaughton Park, in Elkhart provides lots of activities for the children this coming season.
The park also has summer concerts, a playground, and is located along the St. Joseph river, for those interested in fishing.
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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 Johnston, 574-304-7577
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana,
or email larry@larry-johnston.com 
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indiana: Golf in Goshen, IN at Black Squirrel Golf Club, at Larimer Greens - 05/08/16 05:10 PM
Golf in Goshen, IN at
Black Squirrel Golf Club, at Larimer Greens.    
 
Located on the west side of Goshen, with a putting practice green, Pro Shop and 18 holes to play.  You can stop at their snack shop or enjoy their huge outdoor deck, or a full meal in the Dining Room.
Black Squirrel Golf Club
1017 Larimer Drive, Goshen, IN 46526
574-533-1828
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or surrounding areas, have them call me:
Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana,
or email larry@larry-johnston.com 
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indiana: If You Like Chinese Food, It's the "Great Wall" Restaurant! - 05/08/16 04:43 PM
If You Like Chinese Food, It's the "Great Wall" Restaurant!   
 
The Great Wall Chinese restaurant is located at the intersection of State Road 19 and old US 20.  They have a great selection of great food. Start off with some hot tea, add from a great selection of entrees and end on a good note, with a fortune cookie.
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or surrounding areas, have them call me:
Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana,
or email larry@larry-johnston.com 
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indiana: First Friday, May Celebration - Goshen, Indiana, May 6, 2016 - 05/06/16 07:56 AM
First Friday, May Celebration - Goshen, Indiana, May 6, 2016   
The theme for he First Friday in May - A Taste of Goshen
Friday May 6, 2016 from 5 to 9 pm
Sponsored by Community Relations Commission
Included in the event  is a 5K Run and a 2K Walk at the millrace powerhouse at 212 W. Washington St.
Visit the many flavors from 15 local independently owned restaurants, from the Nostalgic American Diner to many Ethnic dishes and samplings from around the globe.
Enjoy Live Music and Dance.
First Friday Map of events and information
 
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indiana: The Flippin' Cow, with Waterfront Parking on Simonton Lake. - 05/01/16 03:11 PM
The Flippin' Cow,
with Waterfront Parking on Simonton Lake.   
Elkhart, Indiana
 
Just north of Elkhart is the popular Simonton Lake for boating skiing and having fun with the channel to Little Simonton, where the fishermen hang out.  For a break in the action, one of several lunch and dinner stops is the flippin' Cow,
Serving hand crafted burgers, beers and shakes, the Flippin' Cow sits on the waterfront, with boat parking and public access on the lake.  Stop in and enjoy the live music every Friday night, or enjoy High Def TV.
Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 11 am to 10 pm
Friday - Saturday, 11 am … (6 comments)

indiana: Midwest Museum of American Art Presents "Under the Big Top" - 05/01/16 08:14 AM
The Midwest Museum of American Art, Presents
"Under the Big Top".
Now Through Sunday, July 10, 2016
Elkhart, Indiana
 
The American Circus has been captured in art for decades.  With the permanent collection of Circus Art at the museum, the theme of American Art over the last century, has been added to the exhibit and will feature over 50 pieces of Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, depicting clowns, acrobats, animals & other circus performers.
Artists represented are from the local, regional and national level.
 Viewing Hours:
 Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Admission:
(Cash or check only)
Adults, $5.  
Students (5 yrs … (5 comments)

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
 
Read about the 
Mothers Day Picnic , May 8, 2016
Click Here for Information 
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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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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)

 
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