Local Stories From Local People

Stolen – the Newest Musical

This is one that you can’t miss! I was pleasantly surprised by the comedy level in this. It definitely had elements of drama as well as a plot twister.   If you haven’t seen Stolen, buy your tickets today! This is one you can’t miss!

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Foodie Friday – Fireside Craft Burgers & Brew

When Friday rolls around, the staff here at the Visitors Center has one important topic to discuss; where are we getting lunch? Today the decision was fairly easy to make. We had been craving the food from the former Fireside Cafe that used to be located next door to us before moving to downtown LaGrange. …

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Tomato Troubleshooting

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Cracking fruit, yellowing foliage and wilting leaves.  Sound familiar?  These are just a few common challenges to growing tomatoes, but oh the taste of those homegrown beauties right off the vine is so worth going head to head with the challenges.  Consider these tips when growing …

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15 Best Things to Do in Shipshewana, Indiana

This blog was originally posted on  By Anna Camburn Shipshewana brings simple living, Amish hospitality, amazing shopping, and fun activites to Northern Indiana.   Take in the area’s best attractions including shopping the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market, catching a musical at the Blue Gate Theatre,  or eating a home-cooked Amish meal. (All group-friendly!) You’ll want to …

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Window Box Gardening

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Window boxes can add cheer to the exterior of your home no matter what season of the year it is.  They can be amazingly versatile, cuttings of evergreens with some berries and pine cones during the winter, daffodils for the spring, chrysanthemums and pumpkins in the …

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Growing Chives

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener       Chives are a member of the lily family and are grown for the many uses of their leaves and flowers.  Both onion and garlic chives are grown and used much alike.  The hollow, round leaves of onion chives, as the name implies, gives an onion …

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Grow Some Garlic

    by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Garlic, a member of the onion family, has been grown for thousands of years to be used as a food, a spice and a medicine. There are two varieties, softneck and hardneck.  The neck in the name refers to the stalk that grows up from …

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Guided Bus Tour with Step-On Guide Scott Miller

Many people skip right over the motor coach tour option when planning a vacation, and you’re thinking, “so what, can’t I see the same things on my own?” Which may be partially true, but it’s not nearly the same experience. For the first time, I was able to join a guided bus tour and view …

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Late Blight

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Late blight is a major foliar disease caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans.  It was responsible for the devastating potato famine that occurred in Ireland in the mid 1800’s.  This disease is not seen very often but if it is left unmanaged, it can completely destroy potato …

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