New Playground, 5K Run And Festival For Waubee Lake Park

MILFORD — Sift through your family photo albums from the last 20, 30, 40, even 50 years and chances are pretty good you’ll come across a picture of someone in your family enjoying a sunny day at Waubee Lake Park in Milford. Now, look closely and you’ll see the playground has remained mostly, if not completely, unchanged: a towering metal slide, a skyscraper jungle gym, a speedy merry-go-round and perfectly lazy swings on long chains.

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A Great Day To Celebrate Earth Day At WACF

SYRACUSE — Families and individuals visited the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes & Wetlands Education Center for its first Earth Day Festival Saturday afternoon. There was fun for everyone and a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. “It was better than we expected,” stated Dave Brandes, past … Read More

Fat And Skinny Tire Festival Off To A Great Start

WINONA LAKE — The Fat & Skinny Tire Festival has been a core part of summer activities in Winona Lake for 13 years, bringing community members and tourists together in the pursuit of a shared love of biking and the outdoors. The 2016 festival, which began Friday, May … Read More

Munster Ale Fest Promises Unlimited Samples

By CURT FOREMAN Founder, Brew Fest MUNSTER — Join us Saturday, Oct. 17, in Munster’s Centennial Park to enjoy unlimited samples of craft brews from Indiana and across the Midwest. Support your local craft heroes and try some new brews from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (VIPs enter at … Read More

Bean Blossom BikerFest Returns To Brown County

By AUBREY SITZMAN Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau NASHVILLE — Brown County’s rolling hills, scenic switchback roads and smooth riding have long been a draw for motorcyclists. One of the Midwest’s top destinations for bikers, Brown County provides the perfect atmosphere for two wheel exploring and experiencing the “freedom of … Read More


Book Signing At Heirloom Tomato Festival

The Heirloom Tomato Festival is adding another new feature this year, as four Indiana authors attend to sign their new books. The four authors featured are Richard Rose, Dr. John Davis, Karen Camden-Welsh and Al Disbro. Richard Rose will be featuring his novel “The Lazarus Conspiracies.” Murder, mystery and … Read More

Central Indiana Festival To Host ‘Killer Mike,’ More In Panel

INDIANAPOLIS — In celebration of its 20th anniversary year, Spirit and Place will explore the notion of “full circle dreaming” with three panelists who have each had the audacity to dream beyond themselves and instead have built lives and careers focused on their dreams for building better communities.

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Another Successful Silver Lake Days

The normally quiet, little town of Silver Lake sprung to life this weekend with the return of Silver Lake Days Festival – the 39th installment of the annual fest. Festivities kicked off on Friday, June 19 with the “Echoes of the Past” tractor/equipment display. And capping off the … Read More

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Silver Lake Days Returns This Weekend

The 39th Annual Silver Lake Days Festival will be held June 19 and 20, and organizers have put together quite an event, complete with a parade, car show, live entertainment, and much more. Of course, there will be a parade. This year’s theme for the parade is “Candyland.” … Read More

Elkhart Jazz Festival – Friday happenings

Coming up Friday at the 28th annual Elkhart Jazz Festival on the Gateway Mile in downtown Elkhart: “Superstar” opening: Janet Hines-Norris, this year’s winner of the “AARP Superstar” singing contest, will mark the official opening of the festival with her rendition of the National Anthem at 5 p.m. … Read More

Groovy! — It’s ‘Back To The ’70s’ For 2015 Mermaid Festival

It’s time again for beautiful queens, adorable cutie children, great food, rides and family enjoyment at the annual North Webster Mermaid Festival, June 24-27. The 70th annual event is sponsored once again by the North Webster Lions Club, and provides four days of community-focused activities and entertainment. Pre-festival … Read More


Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Fest Returns In June

Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, the world’s oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival, will return to Brown County for a 49th year, June 13-20. For eight straight days, over 70 bands will take the stage showcasing some of the best in bluegrass. Nestled in the beautiful hills of … Read More

Mentone Egg Festival Held This Weekend

The annual Mentone Egg Festival will kick-off this Thursday, offering a variety of entertainment, games, food as well as a parade for guests. The three-day festival will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 4, with the opening of flea markets, crafts, food vendors and the kids’ area uptown. … Read More