Monday, April 25, 2016

Month of May in Indiana - its not JUST the Indianapolis 500

Month of May in Indiana - it's not JUST the Indianapolis 500

Although  - this year is significant being the 100th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and there are many special events all month.  To get the entire scoop of events go HERE

But - check out this list and other events going on around the State this month....

NameDateDaysStart DayCity
Batesville Rotary Sawdust Days
5/6/16 
5/7/16
2FriBatesville, IN
27th Annual Mayfest
5/6/16 
5/7/16
2FriShipshewana, IN
Igs State Gourd Show
5/6/16 
5/7/16
2FriLebanon, IN
Riley Wranglers Spring Craft Fair5/7/161SatGreenfield, IN
Southport Street Fair5/7/161SatSouthport, IN
Spring Thyme Plant And Herb Faire5/7/161SatTerre Haute, IN
30th Annual Harrodsburg Heritage Days Festival
5/13/16 
5/14/16
2FriBloomington, IN
Ycon Festival 20165/14/161SatYorktown, IN
Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day5/14/161SatIndianapolis, IN
10th Annual City Of Southport Spring Fair5/14/161SatSouthport, IN
6th Annual Crown Beer Fest5/14/161SatCrown Point, IN
4th Annual Shopping Affair Vendor & Craft Show5/15/161SunSchererville, IN
Wine, Art & Jazz Festival5/21/161SatNewburgh, IN
46th Annual Broad Ripple Art Fair
5/21/16 
5/22/16
2SatIndianapolis, IN
Spring Out To Sunset Festival5/21/161SatValparaiso, IN
40th Annual Tri-state Bluegrass Festival
5/26/16 
5/29/16
4ThuKendallville, IN
26th Annual Taste Of Valparaiso5/26/161ThuValparaiso, IN
Banks Of The Wabash Festival
5/26/16 
6/4/16
10ThuTerre Haute, IN
Old Court Days
5/27/16 
5/29/16
3FriMadison, IN
Round The Fountain Art Fair5/28/161SatLafayette, IN

#may #indiana #speedway #festival #fair #broadrippleart #Indy500 #motorspeedway #greatestspectacle #art

Monday, April 18, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

"I Am Myself a Citizen of No Mean City"

"I Am Myself a Citizen of No Mean City"
A quote from former Indianapolis Mayor, Charles Bookwalter, in 1909




A great new website and resource talking about the culture, community, schools and housing from Indianapolis residents past and present.... hoping to build more into the future.

Check out all the videos, activities and posts by clicking HERE

#Indianapolis #Indy #NoMeanCity

Monday, April 4, 2016

Get in the Zone - Zoning Changes in Indianapolis

Get in the Zone- Zoning Changes in Indianapolis

Quite a few revisions were made and are now in effect in the Indianapolis area.  Here are just a few of the topics that addressed:


Walkability
Parking
Flooding
Transit-ready
Personal livestock and gardens

Mixed Use
Design
Trees and Landscaping

Get a complete and better description HERE

For the complete down and dirty on all the code revisions you will want to go HERE

#indianapolis #zoning #chickens #walkability #masstransit

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Doing Well by Doing Good

Doing Well by Doing Good
Proud of one of our own.....



#customerservice #philanthropy #berkshirehathaway

Monday, March 28, 2016

April Events are SPRINGing up in Indiana


April Events are SPRINGing up in Indiana




Name
DateDaysStart DayCity
4th Annual Spring Jam Shopping Expo4/2/161SatCrown Point, IN
2016 String-a-long Quilt Show
4/2/16 
4/3/16
2SatValparaiso, IN
1st Annual Blackhawk Manor Renaissance Festival
4/9/16 
4/10/16
2SatFrench Lick, IN
Chocolate Walk4/9/161SatValparaiso, IN
33rd Annual Spring Craft Show And Vendor Fair4/9/161SatHighland, IN
The Fiber Event
4/15/16 
4/16/16
2FriGreencastle, IN
Garden Gate Festival4/16/161SatHuntingburg, IN
Spring Jewelry And Craft Show4/16/161SatPortage, IN
Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration4/16/161SatValparaiso, IN
Jcc Earth Day Celebration4/17/161SunIndianapolis, IN
47th Annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival
4/22/16 
4/24/16
3FriWakarusa, IN
2nd Annual Ccs Spring Festival & Bbq Competition4/23/161SatIndianapolis, IN
Corydon Extravaganza
4/23/16 
4/24/16
2SatCorydon, IN
Spring Celebration Festival 2016
4/23/16 
4/24/16
2SatMadison, IN
Earth Day Indiana Festival4/23/161SatIndianapolis, IN
26th Annual Redbud Trail Rendezvous
4/23/16 
4/24/16
2SatRochester, IN
Mansfield Village Mushroom Festival
4/23/16 
4/24/16
2SatRockville, IN
Valpo Girls Weekend
4/23/16 
4/24/16
2SatValparaiso, IN
48th Annual Dogwood Festival
4/27/16 
4/30/16
4WedOrleans, IN
Smokin' On The Water - Ironman Bbq Festival
4/29/16 
5/1/16
3FriLiberty, IN

#april #indiana #fairs #festivals #bbq #renaissance #dogwood #quilt

Monday, March 21, 2016

Indiana Legislative Wrap Up

Here's a concise summary from the Indy Chamber about the latest 2016 Indiana Legislative Session


There were some wins:
Infrastructure - roads
Education - recruiting and retention
Schools - innovation
Workforce - training and education
Food - healthy grants and loans

Continuing Issues:
Transit
Diversity
Local funding
Early Childhood

Click link for more details on this list and get a list of your representatives

#Indiana #Legislation #Infrastructure #Transit #Education #2016



Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

March to a different drummer in Indiana with these Events


March to a different drummer in Indiana with these events


Art, quilting, guns, knives, and syrup - an eclectic combo!
NameDateDaysStart DayCity
25th Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show
3/3/16 
3/5/16
3ThuBloomington, IN
For The Love Of Art3/5/161SatElkhart, IN
National Maple Syrup Festival
3/5/16 
3/6/16
2SatNashville, IN
Spring Fling Craft Show3/5/161SatElkhart, IN
4th Annual Spring Fling Vendor & Craft Show3/6/161SunSchererville, IN
Jay County Fiber Fest & Spin-in
3/11/16 
3/12/16
2FriPortland, IN
Shipshewana On The Road
3/12/16 
3/13/16
2SatKokomo, IN
Dugger Gun Knife Show
3/12/16 
3/13/16
2SatDugger, IN
Elkhart For The Love Of Art Fair3/12/161SatElkhart, IN
Shipshewana On The Road
3/19/16 
3/20/16
2SatValparaiso, IN
Shipshewana On The Road
3/25/16 
3/26/16
2FriFort Wayne, IN

#fair #festival #Indiana #Shipshewana #guns #knives #maplesyrup #art #quilt #March

Monday, February 15, 2016

Reducing the Stress of Moving

They say the 3 biggest stress items in life are Death, Divorce and Moving.  They all involve loss and with that goes a season of emotions.    Moving is an emotional experience, so it is OK to feel grief and stress.

Everyone moves at some point in their life....at least we hope that kid will move out of the basement someday.  The reasons for a move can vary:
Growing family
Downsizing
Job
Marriage
Divorce
Health



There are a lot of resources to help with the external aspects of moving - Realtors, movers, lenders, etc.   Far less resources for the internal issues which can impact the entire family.

Here are some highlights from five suggested steps for moving from Maripat Abbot, the author of "We're Moving Where???"

1.  Getting Ready
Create a list of intentions for the move (beyond calling the utility companies)
Write down all the fears
Try to come up with scenarios in order to be prepared for the unexpected (which always happens with moving)
You are attempting to cultivate a relationship with the unknown to that you can manage the move from a place of trust rather than fear.

2.  Effective Communication
Voice your needs for help.  Identify friends, family and co-workers who have empathy about moving and will help you process emotions. Verbalize the anger, fear, doubt or sadness.  Difficult circumstances can lead to unexpected blessings.  Let someone be a blessing to you.
If the family is moving in stages - set up definite times for texting, calling or face time to keep that sense of connection.

3.  Process the Grief
Recognize the positive and negative emotions during the transition without judgement.
Climate change? Schools? Friends? Family? Jobs? Cost of living?
Having closure with friends, colleagues and family before leaving can be very cathartic.
One person suggested a ritual of releasing and blessing the home they were leaving by walking through the house and speaking out loud about the good memories in each room.

4. Take Care of Yourself
Maintain or increase your personal time during the transition.
It's like the safety instructions on the airplane.  Put the air mask on yourself first, then take care of your kids.  If you are not in a good place, you can not be of help to the rest of the family.
This is most important for moms who are use to sacrificing for their kids.
This means eating right, exercise, rest and fun.

5.  Stay in the Present
When moving you can be so focused on where you are going, you hurt yourself, miss emotional signs from your kids or forget an important detail.
Stay mindful of where you are, be fully present.  Don't think past that next box.  Projecting into the future or lingering over the past will not serve your current situation.
You may have to keep circling yourself back, over and over and over.

#relocation #moving #stress #realestate


Monday, February 8, 2016

Home Repair Hacks

Home Repair Hacks


Drywall patching, lawn mowers, pools and windows

#homerepair #pools #drywall #windows #diy