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The Season-ings Are A-Changin’

Variety is the spice of life in…well…a variety of ways! The changing of the seasons brings variety to the weather, and a variety of season-ings brings changes in the taste of foods! As people grow in their culinary skills, they’re discovering the fun and ease of flavoring their foods with fresh herbs, interesting combinations of …

Howe History, Mystery, and Faith: St. James Chapel

This month, we are featuring a series of articles on Howe, Indiana, a small Northern Indiana town that deserves accolades for its charm, history, and tourism offerings. The first blog was written on a delicious Italian restaurant, Iannarelli’s. Click here to go to that blog. The next feature was on a beauty of a bed and breakfast, …

Guests Become Friends at Mckenzie House Bed and Breakfast

The motto at McKenzie House Bed and Breakfast is, “Come as a guest, leave as a friend,” and if the owners, Bruce and Sherry, have anything to do with it, you will quickly become friends when you visit with them at this Middlebury, Indiana home away from home. After all, it has been Sherry’s livelong …

TripAdvisor Ranks this Shipshewana Hotel No. 1

The Oscars were on television last night. As I watched, I sat and wondered, “If an Oscar Award were granted to ‘Best Hotel in Shipshewana,’ that coveted award would be given to Van Buren Hotel.” Unfortunately, an Oscar is not awarded in this category, but TripAdvisor.com, the most viewed online resource for accommodations, bestows this locally-owned …

Seeds of History about Topeka Seed and Stove

Last week I wrote about local business Topeka Seed and Stove for our Business of the Month. This retailer, like so many in our area, is special because, not only does it reflect the long-held American ethic of hard work paying off, it also shares a long, vibrant history with its local culture. Topeka Seed …