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There’s Nothing Better than Paddling These Two Rivers Near Shipshewana

this blog was oringinally posted on shipshewanatradingplace.com

By Anna Pasquali

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Trimming Your Garden and Your Figure

by Karen Weiland, Master Gardener Many gardeners spend hours reading and researching how to make a healthier, more beautiful and productive garden.  But have you ever given any thought to how gardening can produce a healthier you?  I think the idea of gardening for exercise is one of the best kept secrets.  I enjoy it, …

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The Little Red House with Big Italian Taste

The Little Red House with Big Italian Taste Iannarelli’s is a family owned Italian restaurant located in Howe, Indiana in LaGrange County. Terry and Joyce Iannarelli have owned the restaurant for 14 years. The restaurants home is a quaint historic home built in 1845 and decked out in red with white detail. It stands out …

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How to Convince Someone to go Shopping

With all of the holiday craft shows and marketplaces ahead (like the Shipshewana, Indiana Fall Market Series), you’re going to need a shopping buddy. Whether it’s a best friend, a mom, a daughter, or a hubby, going shopping is just better with someone at your side. But what happens if the person you want to go with …

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42 Signs You’re From Shipshewana, Indiana

1. You know how to pronounce “Shipshewana.” And it’s not “Shipshewan-ee” or “Sip-se-wana.” 2. You don’t have to pinch your nose at the smell of manure. To you, it’s just “good, fresh country air.” 3. Your driver’s education training included learning how to pass buggies and bicycles. 4. Rush hour is on Tuesdays & Wednesdays during …

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5 Tips for Shopping the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market

Visiting the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market in Shipshewana, Indiana can be a little overwhelming at first. With hundreds of booths to shop and so much to see, do and eat, we’d thought we would reach out to our frequent visitors and ask, “What are your best tips & tricks to navigating or shopping the flea …

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Seven Tips for Good Antiquing

We’ve got seven helpful tips to make the most of your antique shopping experience.

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HOW TO BUY AT AN AUCTION FOR THE FIRST TIME

Have you always wanted to attend an auction, but weren’t really sure what to do or how it works? These nine helpful auction tips will have you bidding like a pro in no time.

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Do the Amish Celebrate Christmas?

You probably won’t find decorated trees, hanging wreaths, or wrapped mp3 players in an Amish home during the holidays, but you will find the spirit of Christmas alive and well. As I was out and about these last few weeks visiting LaGrange County/Shipshewana retailers, I would ask some of the Amish about whether they celebrate …

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