sell: History of a Painting, On the Road in Senoia, GA - 08/31/14 04:06 AM
History of a Painting, On the Road in Senoia, Georgia
Fried Green Tomatoes
If you recall in the movie where Buddy was killed by the train, it was the Threadgood house, where they were having their festivities. This home was actually a bed and breakfast Inn,  located in Senoia, Georgia.  It is a historic home that sat across the street from a railroad track which was perfect for the story line.  The paved street was covered with dirt for the movie to fit the time period.
Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©
This was the third picture of the set of 4 in my Fried Green Tomatoes … (17 comments)

sell: The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart, IN, Sept., 2014 Performances. - 08/27/14 07:24 AM
The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart, IN,
September, 2014 Performances.

NOW PLAYING in September
Sept. 12, 2014
Organ Concert and Silent Movie: The Mark of Zorro
(Featuring organist Clark Wilson)
Performance Times
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Show Starts at 7:30 pm
Reserved Seating
$20. Adults; $17.50 Seniors; Children FREE
Sept. 18, 2014
Scarletta with Emilee Allan
(Country Nashville Trio back by popular demand)
Performance Times
Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Show Starts at 7:00 pm
Reserved Seating
$20. Adults; $18. Seniors; Students $15.
Sept. 21, 2014
KIDZ BOP Kids - "Dream Big, Sing Loud " Tour
(The … (3 comments)

sell: Taste of the Gardens 2014, Welfield, Elkhart, Thousands attended. - 08/24/14 02:49 AM
Taste of the Gardens 2014,
Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart,
Thousands attended.

While  Evelyn and I, helped selling food and drink tickets, thousands of visitors enjoyed the restaurants & entertainment located around the gardens, as well as the talented artisans with their paintings, sculptures,jewelry and glass art.  I was able to take some pictures before reporting to our appointed booth.
Here are some of the pictures I took at the festival.

Over 20 Restaurants brought their specialty dishes to the people to taste and enjoy,
advertising their local businesses.
The artist enjoyed the attention of the thousands of attendees.
The … (22 comments)

sell: History of a Painting, Juliette, Georgia, The Whistle Stop Cafe. - 08/23/14 03:04 AM
History of a Painting, Juliette, Georgia,
The Whistle Stop Cafe.
The Movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" became a classic and was filmed during a time when I lived in Georgia. Last week in History of a painting, I highlighted the Whistle Stop Depot. This week I'm showing you the painting I did of the Whistle Stop Cafe, in Juliette, Georgia, the location where the movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes" was filmed.
Acrylic painting by Larry Johnston©
The painting is acrylic on stretched canvas.  The owner of the restaurant purchased the panting and then had me paint another one without the gas pumps. The pumps were movie props … (37 comments)

sell: Food, Drink, Live Music & Art, Saturday, at Wellfield Gardens, Elkhart - 08/21/14 12:55 AM
Food, Drink, Live Music & Art, Saturday, August 23, 2014,
at Wellfield Gardens.

The annual Taste of the Gardens will be held at the beautiful Wellfield Gardens, this Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, featuring many of the local restaurants preparing their favorite dishes to taste. Music will fill the air as several band will be performing throughout the day. In addition to the food and music, Arts and Crafts, made by talented artisans, for view and sale, with awards given in several categories.
The event is put on by the Elkhart Rotary Club and many other organizations will be participating … (12 comments)

sell: El Camino Real, for Mexican Food, Elkhart, Indiana - 08/19/14 08:42 AM
El Camino Real, for Mexican Food, Elkhart, Indiana.

Located on the north side of Elkhart just west of Cassopolis Street on County Road 6 (State Road 19), El Camino Real is conveniently located and ready to serve you. With homemade Salsas, Guacamole, Chips and carnitas, it will make your taste buds crave for more.

El Camino Real's new location has proven to be a great Mexican experience for those on the north side of Elkhart, in addition to the regulars who moved with them from their old location. The new restaurant is across from the emerging Shopping center, 'The Shoppes … (18 comments)

sell: Lippert Components(TM) and Kinro(R), Elkhart, Indiana - 08/19/14 07:45 AM
Lippert Components and Kinro®, Elkhart, Indiana.
Leading supplier of parts for the Recreational Vehicle Industry, Manufactured Housing, the trailer and The Bus Industry across the nation. Incorporated in 1956, the company is divided into 3 sections; Chassis, Body and Interior components.

Some of the parts that Lippert Components and Kinro® manufacturers are: Chassis and Fabricated steel parts,  axles, slide out parts and mechanisms, mattresses, upholstered furniture, doors, windows, leveling and stabilization equipment,electronics,, awnings, aluminum extrusion products and more...
They have over 25 plants located in and around Elkhart County, with plants in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

sell: Boulderman Landscaping, Elkhart, Indiana, Changes Location. - 08/18/14 05:07 AM
Boulderman Landscaping, Elkhart, Indiana,
Changes Location.

The many times I have driven south on Ash Road (West County Line Road) in Elkhart County, I have always noticed the Huge Rocks and Boulders at the business just north of Lincolnway (US33). Over the last several months I have noticed the inventory dwindling. They have been moving all those huge boulders to their new exciting location on County Road 6, along Christiana Creek.
Their showroom is on the property in and along the creek, with plenty of room, roadside visibility and an impressive display. You don't have to imagine what a seawall would … (10 comments)

sell: BIMBO Bakeries, USA, Elkhart, Indiana, The Nation's Largest Baking Co. - 08/18/14 04:10 AM
BIMBO Bakeries, USA®, Elkhart, Indiana.
The Nation's Largest Baking Company.
BIMBO Bakeries USA® entered the USA in 1994, growing by leaps and bounds has become the Nation's largest Baking company, now operating more than 65 bakeries, employing 25,000 associates. The bakery specializes in food preparation, freshness and service with many foods that are known nationally. 

Breads, rolls, buns, bagels, English muffins, tortilla, chips, snack cakes, cookies, donuts, cakes and pastries that bear names such as: Entenmanns®, Earth Grains®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park® (Buns), Boboli®, Orowheat®, Arnold®, Brownberry®, Freihofer's®, Mrs. Baird's® and Stroehmann®.
BIMBO® Bakeries make the popular Thomas English Muffins® and have recently … (8 comments)

sell: Sweet Corn Charlie's has 4 locations in Elkhart County, Indiana - 08/17/14 03:30 PM
Sweet Corn Charlie's has 4 locations
in Elkhart County, Indiana.
Everyone in Michiana has heard and probably tasted Corn from Sweet Corn Charlie's. Chuck and Tami Mohler and their sons Sammy and Dan bring us this Delicious corn every year earlier than most.  They created a way of being able to grow and harvest their gourmet sweet corn earlier than most.

The have 9 vegetable stand locations in three counties, 4 in Elkhart County. "The Farm", is in Millersburg, Indiana, another great product from Elkhart County. Some of the other fresh picked vegetables available now are, Apples, Beans, Beets, Blueberries, Cabbage, … (4 comments)

sell: Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart, Indiana - 08/17/14 02:45 PM
Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart, Indiana.......Video
Wellfield Botanic Gardens has become a place of peace and serenity as it has expanded with new areas opening each year. The gardens have been used for parties, Weddings, receptions, Arts and Craft Shows, and even the Taste of Elkhart.  Stephanie Baker, Real Estate Broker from Elkhart County Subdivisions gives us a tour of the botanic gardens.  Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the tour.

Yearly memberships are available, or a minimal entry fee is charged.
Wellfield Gardens
North Main Street
Elkhart, Indiana
If you know someone who wants to Buy … (5 comments)

sell: The Heist, An evening of Suspense. - 08/17/14 01:19 AM
The Heist, An evening of Suspense.
Elkhart, Indiana
The Young Professionals of Elkhart have a performance each year as a fundraiser to help in the revitalization of downtown Elkhart. Last year was a Roaring 20's theme.  This year, it was "The Heist", a suspense audience participation comedy thriller.

The gathering started at the Ruthmere Mansion, where champaigne was served and everyone was shown 3 priceless items, under armed guard, that would be involved in the heist.

Everyone was then transported to the Lerner Theatre, in the Crystal Ballroom, where drinks and dinner was served, while having live entertainment. 

Even the guards … (8 comments)

sell: History of a Painting, Train Depot, Juliette, GA, Fried Green Tomatoes - 08/16/14 11:39 PM
History of a Painting, Train Depot, Juliette, GA,
from the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes.
While traveling and exhibiting in Art shows and festivals, I had done a number of shows in and around Atlanta, Georgia.  When the movie came out "Fried Green Tomatoes, we found that the movie was filmed in Georgia and that you could actually eat at the Whistle Stop Cafe. One weekend, we decided to visit the restaurant and cafe.
Acrylic painting by Larry Johnston©
When we arrived, we found the quaint little one street town called Juliette.  It is located 8 miles est of Forsyth, GA.  If … (17 comments)

sell: The Art Walk Summer Festival, Elkhart, IN, video - 08/16/14 10:07 PM
The Art Walk Summer Festival, Elkhart, IN, (video)

Elkhart Couny Subdivisions Real Estate Broker Stephanie Baker shows us in HD video,  the Art Walk Festival in downtown Elkhart.  Artists, musicians, food vendors and lots of people make up this successful festival. I produced and edited this video and put it on my You Tube channel WLKRT, Elkhart, to let the people interested in moving to Elkhart, know what places and activities are avaiable.
If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in Elkhart County, Indiana, have them call me:
Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577, Elkhart County Subdivisions, Elkhart, Indiana,

sell: Time Was Museum, Elkhart, with Historian Paul Thomas. . Video - 08/16/14 06:54 AM
Visit Past Inventions from Elkhart, Indiana
with Historian Paul Thomas.
Stephanie Baker, one of the agents of Elkhart County Subdivisions takes you to the "Time Was" museum to find out what major inventions were from Elkhart, that changed the lives of the world. The video was produced and created by Larry Johnston and included in the You Tube Channel WLKRT Elkhart.

The museum is full of Elkhart's history with memorabilia and photos dating back to the 1800's. Mr Thomas who has lived in Elkhart for over 90 years, has a keen understanding of how Elkhart progressed in it's manufacturing … (3 comments)

sell: Bill's Bar-B-Que Adds Second Location in Elkhart. - 08/16/14 06:36 AM
Bill's Bar-B-Que Adds Second Location in Elkhart.
For many years, Bill's Bar-B-Que and Fish Market has been on the corner at 1592 W. Franklin. It is Elkhart's oldest Bar-B-Que Joint. The food walked away daily, as there was no seating available.  Bill's now has opened a second location, now occupying the old Long John Silvers building at 2426 Benham Avenue, Elkhart.  It is still family owned and operated.

You can now stop at Bill's and sit and have a leisurely meal, or you can still take it to go. Their menu of Ribs, Rib Tips, Chicken, Catfish are just as delicious as … (16 comments)

sell: 36th Elkhart Juried Regional 2014, Elkhart, Indiana - 08/10/14 10:29 AM
The 36th Elkhart Juried Regional 2014,
Elkhart, Indiana
The Midwest Museum and the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau joined together to present the 36th Annual Juried Regional - 2014.  The competition has the largest cash awards in the state of Indiana. The exhibition runs from October 10 to December 7, 2014.

The artists are only allowed to submit a maximum of 2 pieces for competition and must have been created in the last 2 years and have not previously been in competition.  Many of the awards will also be a purchase award by businesses and individuals in the area who have pledged … (6 comments)

sell: Midwest Museum of American Art - 35 Years, Best of Show, Elkhart, IN - 08/10/14 09:23 AM
Midwest Museum of American Art 
35 Years, Best of Show,
Elkhart, Indiana.
One of the Exhibits on display at the Midwest Museum of American Art is the made in America: 35 Years of Best of Show.  In 1979 the museum designed a way for local artist to show, sell and compete for recognition with their works of art. It became a major event for those artists participating in awards and prize money.
The competition has grown into the area of 22 counties, (Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciosko, Lake, LaGrange, Laporte, Marshall, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Whitley … (4 comments)

sell: McCarthy's - Summer Saturdays Live Music, Elkhart, Indiana - 08/10/14 08:38 AM
McCarthy's - Summer Saturdays Live Music,
Elkhart, Indiana.
McCarthy's on the Riverwalk is the host of Summer entertainment every Saturday with  variety of artists. Enjoy your dinner, drinks and live music by local musicians. McCarthy's provide a beautiful covered and heated patio, overlooking the river, for a great Summer evening atmosphere.

McCarthy's is open Monday - Saturday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm and closed on Sunday.
The entertainment schedule for the rest of the Summer is:
                         August 16, 2014,          Venetia Sekema - Blues, Folk, and a whole lotta soul
August 23, 2014,          Paul Decker - Vocals, Guitar, keyboard

sell: El Maguey Grill, Elkhart, Indiana - 08/10/14 03:28 AM
El Maguey Grill,
Elkhart, Indiana.

The east side of Elkhart has a taste for Mexican as the El Maguey Mexican Grill has opened.  Located on County Road 17, along with the growing area of businesses.  If you want a great Mexican dish, El Maguey makes everything from scratch.  Many authentic Mexican dishes have ground beef or chicken and to spice things up, several versions of salsa are available to fit different tastes in spiciness. 
The restaurant greets you with the brightly colored decors, with the unique furniture from Jalisco, which is in western Mexico. The biggest seller is the wet … (6 comments)

Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)

Larry Johnston

Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Elkhart, IN

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Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Address: 53252 Ash Road, Granger, IN, 46530

Office: (574) 304-7148

Mobile: (574) 304-7577

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