indiana: The Black Crow on Main, Elkhart Indiana. - 07/09/14 11:26 PM
The Black Crow on Main,
Elkhart, Indiana
 
While visiting the downtown area of Elkhart, The Black Cow on Main, should be on your list of stops. It is located in the heart of Elkhart on Main Street, between High St. and Lexington St.
 
 The Big picure window along the sidewalk invites you to come on in as Antiques and collectables fill the windows for all to see. Once you get inside you can wander through the many displays on two floors, including a farmers maket.

If you need a break, stop by the rear of the store, … (2 comments)

indiana: A Visit to Artwalk Downtown Elkhart. - 07/09/14 12:58 PM
A Visit to Artwalk, Downtown Elkhart.

Today was the day for Artwalk, downtown Elkhart. so we jumped in the car and headed for town. The main Street, downtown Elkhart was filled with live music, even dancing. Food carts dotted the area with the smells of gourmet Hot dogs and other delicious aromas, some coming from the local restaurants in the downtown Arts and Entertainment District. Artwalk give a chance for local artists to show off their talent, and the public came to check it out.
 
As we walked, admiring the art, that was being exhibited in the store windows, … (2 comments)

indiana: Callahan's Family Restaurant, Elkhart, Indiana - 07/06/14 12:45 PM
Callahan's Family Restaurant,
Elkhart, Indiana
Located less than a quarter of a mile from Interstate I-80/90 exit 92, Callahan's Family Restaurant is there when you're hungry.  As they are open 24 hours a day, you can stop in for breakfast, Dinner or coffee to stay away when you're on the road.  Plenty of parking nd easy access from State Road 19 (Cassopolis Street).

Callahan's Family Restaurant specializes in Greek, Italian, Mexican and American Cuisine. I eat there quite often, many times for breakfast at odd hours of the day. If you leave there hungry, it's your own fault, as they … (4 comments)

indiana: Greg's Volcano Pizza, Serving Elkhart, Indiana, Since 1957. - 07/06/14 08:31 AM
Greg's Volcano Pizza, Serving Elkhart, Indiana, Since 1957.
Volcano Pizza, Elkhart, Indiana was founded in 1957 by Gregory Anthony Campanello which started a tradition in Elkhart. Since then his son has taken the reigns and now serves other locations around the area. They started serving their famous Neapolitan-Style Pizzas and have added Italian Sandwiches, Breadsticks, Spaghetti and salads. Greg's Volcano Pizzas are hearth baked, which give their pizzas a special Volcano taste.

 
 Jumbo Italian Sandwiches are a classic in Elkhart, featuring:
Italian Meatball, Italian Sausage, Italian Beef, Ham, Stromboli, Veggie and their Pizzas sandwich.
 
Greg's Volcano Pizza Locations
126 … (2 comments)

indiana: Bristol Street Cafe, Elkhart, Indiana, for Breakfast and Lunch. - 07/06/14 07:10 AM
Bristol Street Cafe, Elkhart, Indiana,
for Breakfast and Lunch.
There are several places that serve Breakfast and Lunch only. The Bristol Street Cafe is one of those, located on the north side of Elkhart.  They are usually packed for breakfast, as it is on the way to work for many people going to work from the northwest side of town.

 The Cafe serves a traditional breakfast and lots of coffee for those who need their morning boost, to get them through the day. They have breakfast and lunch specials for customers who want to get in and out quickly.  For lunch, you … (2 comments)

indiana: Summer Vacation in 1947, How About in a Camper Trailer? - 07/06/14 02:52 AM
Summer Vacation in 1947,
How About in a Camper Trailer?
In 1952, Our family took a Summer Vacation from southern Michigan to California and back, visiting all the popular sites. We, of course didn't have the luxuries of today.  We stayed in motels along Route 66. It was a vacation to remember, but what if we decided to have a pull behind trailer.

First of all, we couldn't have done it in a car, going up and down the rocky mountains, because there were no interstates and four-lanes back then. They were lucky to have guard rails. Then there would … (8 comments)

indiana: Hearts Desire Anitque Store, Post Office and Cafe, Elkhart, Indiana. - 07/03/14 07:17 AM
Heart's Desire
Antique Store, Post Office and Cafe.
If you like to collect items from past eras, you can browse through the antiques and collectibles at Heart's Desire, stop for lunch, then buy a few items and even mail your packages from there.  You can spend all day, as you go from section to section, enjoying and reminiscing over those items you remember having years ago.

The Heart's Desire Cafe is convenient, even if you just want to meet someone for lunch.  The Post Office, also available within the building, offers great service, for letters and packages.
If you're interested in anything from a collectible … (10 comments)

indiana: Rolling Scones, In the Old Bag Factory, Goshen, Indiana. - 07/03/14 03:52 AM
Rolling Scones, In the Old Bag Factory, Goshen, Indiana.
Breakfast, Lunch or just a Sweet Tooth, Rolling Scones, in Goshen with satisfy your cravings. Located on the lower level of the Old Bag Factory, you can stop in or call and give them your order ahead of time.

Their Signature Scones include at natural and organic ingredients whenever possible.
Scones
Berry White - made with Fresh red raspberries and chips of white chocolate
Blueberry Thrill - made with fresh blueberries and white chocolate
Cinnamon Girl - Made with cinnamon chips
Peaches and Cream - includes a hint of Ginger
Ebony … (8 comments)

indiana: Historic Elkhart, Indiana Train Depot, Still in Use Today. - 07/02/14 09:34 AM
 Historic Elkhart, Indiana Train Depot, Still in Use Today
The Elkhart Train Depot was built in 1900 and is made with red brick and limestone trim. Since the St. Joseph River flows through what is now Elkhart, transportation of goods were by flatboats and arks. After the Railroad was built, Elkhart became a major contributor to the shipping Industry.

The Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad services the area until 1914, when it became the New York Central Road. Just west of the station, is what they called the Hump yard, where each train car was pushed up a hill and as … (12 comments)

indiana: Elkhart County, Rural Twps, Homes in Subdivisions, Built by Date. - 06/30/14 11:53 AM
Elkhart County, Rural Areas,
Homes in Subdivisions, Built by Date.
We have clients ask us about homes that were built dring a certain time period.  This list will held them find those homes in Elkhart County Subdivisions.
 
Elkhart County, Homes Built Between 2000 and Present Date
Middlebury Township
Cedar Creek
Spring Valley
Villas of River Park
The Summit
York Township
Wining River Estates
Benton Township
Sand Brooke
Harrison Township
Harrison Ridge
Jackson Township
Fairfield Farms
Elkhart County Homes Built from 1990 to 1999
Middlebury Township
Highland Woods
York Township
Forest Lakes
Mary Wade Acres
Jackson Township
Meandering Meadows
Elkhart … (6 comments)

indiana: Elkhart County, Elkhart Twp, - Homes in Subdivisions, by Date Built. - 06/30/14 11:32 AM
Elkhart County, Elkhart Township -
Homes in Subdivisions, by Date Built.
There are buyers that come to us wanting to know where all the homes are, that were built in a specific time period. Ths list will give them a great start in finding those homes.
 
Elkhart County, Elkhart Township
Homes in Subdivisions, Built by Date.
 
Homes For Sale, Built Between 2000 and Present Date
Park West
Clover Trails
Key Stone
The Gardens
James Place
Waterford Commons
Homes For Sale, Built Between 1990 and 1999
Larimer Village
College Green
Larimer Greens
Apple Ridge
Broadview
Spring Brooke
The Gardens
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indiana: Do you Work in the Field, or Do You Work in Your Yard? - 06/29/14 09:35 AM
Do You Work in the Field, or do you Work in Your Yard?
There was a farmer I used to know. He was out-standing in his field. That sentence could be construed differently. He either was a great farmer, or he was confused, as to what to do with the field. We as Real Estate Agents, are faced with the same dilemma. 

Agent #1 has been working in his yard, which consists of his friends and relatives, along with some past Buyers and Sellers, along the way. He hung around the office, answering phone calls and talking to walk-ins. He put his listings in the local magazines or newspapers. It … (8 comments)

indiana: The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart, Indiana, July 2014 Performance Schedule. - 06/29/14 08:08 AM
 
The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart, Indiana,
July 2014 Performance Schedule.

The Lerner never disappoints, and July's performances are no exception. Conveniently located in downtown Elkhart at 410 S.Main St, the Lerner has ample parking. Take advantage of the great lineup of performances throughout the year. Call for information on pricing or check the web site listed below. Enjoy the suburbly renovated Lerner Theatre along with the performnces it has to offer.
 
July 10, 2014
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Doors open at 10:00  am and Show starts at 11:00 am
Doors open 1:00 pm and Show starts at 2:00 pm
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indiana: Summer is Here, and so is Water Safety....Learn the Rules! - 06/29/14 04:28 AM
Summer is Here, and so is Water Safety......
Learn the Rules!

As the Summer temperatures rise, more and more people are attracted to the pools, lakes and rivers. Make sure you know the pitfalls of swimming and boating. As adults, it is up to us to guide the non-swimmers to a life of water-safety.  Here are some of the ways we can protect and guide the non-swimmers.

Acrylic painting by Larry Johnston©
Swimming
Always swim in protected areas with lifeguards. Use the buddy system.  Always swim with another. Never swim alone. If possible, enroll non-swimmers and beginners into an authorized swim course. … (2 comments)

indiana: The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, in Northern Indiana. 25 miles of trails. - 06/29/14 04:05 AM
The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, in Northern Indiana,
25 miles of trails, in the heart of Elkhart County.
The Pumpkinvine Railroad started in 1888 and was so named because of all the twists and turns. The rails were removed in 1980, this allowing the parks and recreation departments of Elkhart County, Goshen, Middlebury and the town of Shipshewana to have the old railroad paved for bicycling and exploring.

The trail is 25 miles with only 2.25 miles on county roads and links Oak Ridge Park, Ox Bow Park, Abshire Park and Krider Garden which all have restroom facilities and parking. The … (2 comments)

indiana: Baugo & Cleveland Townships, Homes in Subdivisions, by Date Built. - 06/29/14 03:30 AM
Elkhart County, Baugo and Cleveland Townships,
Homes in Subdivisions, by Date Built.
Occasionally, we run across a Buyer who want to know where to look for homes built in a certain time frame. Below is a list of subdivisions categorized by when the homes were built.
 
Elkhart County, Baugo Township,
 
Homes Built from 2000 to Present Date
Mohawk Farms
Baugo Cove
Jamestown Estates
Westleaf Manor
Homes Built from 1990 to 1999
Baugo Crossing
Highland Park
Summer Chase
Homes Built from 1980 to 1989
None
Homes Built from 1970 to 1979
Treasure Island
 
Elkhart County, Cleveland Township,
 
Homes Built … (2 comments)

indiana: Elkhart County, Jefferson Twp. Homes in Subdivisions, by Date Built. - 06/29/14 02:38 AM
Elkhart County, Jefferson Twp. Homes in Subdivisions,
by Date Built.
Some buyers look for homes that were built during a specific time period and in a specific area. Here is a list of the subdivisions, where you can find a certain age home.
Elkhart County, Jefferson Township -
Homes in Subdivisions, Built by Date.
 
Homes Built from 2000 to Present Date
Sunlit Acres
Fieldstone Crossing
Bridlewood Estates
Hidden Meadow
Sylvan Woods
Hemminger Hills
Emerald Chase
Homes Built from 1990 to 1999
Whispering Valley
Bridlewood Estates
Jefferson Ridge
Fieldstone Crossing
Sunlit Acres
Homes Built from 1980 to 1989
Sylvan Woods
Homes Built … (2 comments)

indiana: Elkhart County, Osolo Township, Find Homes Built by Date. - 06/29/14 01:31 AM
Elkhart County, Osolo Township,
Find Homes Built by Date.
Many times the buyers want to see homes that were built during a certain time frame. Here is a list of subdivisions, that reflect the years homes in that subdivision were built.
 
Elkhart County, Osolo Township
Homes Built from 2000 to Present Date (By Subdivision)
Simonton Trails
Crystal pond
Foxwood
Deerfield Estates
Homes Buil from 1990 to 1999
Simonton Lake
Hunters Run
Country Club Terrace
Pebblestone Villas
Cobblestone Crossing
Homes Built from 1980 to 1989
Hunters Pointe
Sturdy Oak
Pine Ridge
Homes Built from 1970 to 1979
Bridge Road Farms
Sturdy … (2 comments)

indiana: Find homes in Elkhart County, Concord Twp, built by Date. - 06/29/14 12:23 AM
Elkhart County, IN,  Concord Twp.,
Homes in Subdivisions, Built by Date.
 
Looking for a home built in a specific time period,
in Elkhart County?
Many times, we run across buyers that want to buy a home that was built in a specific time period. Here is an overview of some of the Subdivisions in Elkhart County with homes built in specific time periods.
Elkhart area - Concord Township
What Subdivisions to look in:
 
Homes Built from 2000 to present date.
Bent Oak
Arbor Kove
Meadow Glen Estates
Yellow Creek Trails
Homes Built from 1990 to 1999
Haines Lexington … (2 comments)

indiana: 4th of July Fireworks Displays in Elkhart County and Around the Area. - 06/28/14 10:54 PM
4th of July Fireworks Displays in Elkhart County
and around the Area.
4th of July celebrations will be taking place in many locations to celebrate our Independence. Most of them will be at the same time on the same day, so for your viewing convenience, here is a list of places around the area.  You can choose which one is closest to your home.
Acrylic painting by Larry Johnston©
Elkhart, Indiana, July 4th, 10:00 pm at Rice Field
Goshen, Indiana, July 6th, 10:15 pm at the First Baptist Church of Goshen
Nappanee, Indiana, July 4th,  10:00 pm at Stauffer Park
Mishawaka, … (6 comments)

 
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Elkhart, IN

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