CRAFTING MAPLE SYRUP

Family-owned farm in scenic Washington County is one of Indiana’s largest producers of maple syrup In late winter, when the nights are still bitterly cold, but the days are bright, reaching 45 to 50 degrees, the folks at LM Sugarbush LLC – a family farm in scenic Washington County – begin their labor-intensive process ofContinue reading “CRAFTING MAPLE SYRUP”

Delivering Hope

Wigs by Kim Transforms lives Twenty-five years ago, Kim Fessel embarked on a career path born out of necessity, one that would eventually change her life, as well as the lives of many others she would meet. At the time, Fessel was searching for work that would not only help to support her family, butContinue reading “Delivering Hope”

EVERYDAY ADVENTURES

A Tale of Two Tables I like to make fake stuff. Over the last couple of years I’ve built a fake tree, cave, fishing boat, house, stable, manger, city gate, castle, throne, temple, ark and movie theater lobby among other things. It’s amazing what you can do with wood, foam, paint and a little imagination.Continue reading “EVERYDAY ADVENTURES”

OLD-FASHIONED FUN

Orange County Historical Society celebrates the season An old-fashioned Christmas is something many of us have yearned for, having heard echoes of a time when the most-celebrated holiday of the year was simpler and — perhaps — more heartfelt than in today’s busy and commercialized world. The Christmases of our ancestors were a time forContinue reading “OLD-FASHIONED FUN”

Barn Bliss

Modern facility offers the ideal backdrop for the perfect wedding The Barn on Jericho booked its first ceremony when the wedding facility was only four stakes in the ground and Jamie and Lisa Smith’s vision for creating a stunning venue for engaged couples to exchange vows and make lifetime memories. “We didn’t even know theContinue reading “Barn Bliss”

EVERYDAY ADVENTURES

Thanksgiving Helper I almost got fired last Thanksgiving. Or killed. Or maybe both. It was really my wife’s fault. She is an incredible cook, and at Thanksgiving, she goes all out. I cook the turkey, and she and my daughters make a ton of delicious side dishes and desserts for our family. It’s a greatContinue reading “EVERYDAY ADVENTURES”

MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Southern Indiana artist paints unique hand-crafted pet portraits There are few gifts more personal than a unique, hand-crafted portrait of your favorite best friend, and Elaine Leidolf-Davis Paintings truly delivers. Leidolf-Davis originally started pursuing art in high school and graduated from Ivy Tech with a degree in graphic design. “I knew I wanted to doContinue reading “MAN’S BEST FRIEND”

Full of History

New Albany church was a stop on the Underground Railroad New Albany is home to a great number of architectural wonders that have graced this riverfront town for decades – even centuries. One landmark that residents take great pride in is the historic Second Baptist Church, known to many as the Town Clock Church. NotContinue reading “Full of History”

EVERYDAY ADVENTURES

Pumpkin Palooza I was unlocking my front door when I spotted a dark object out of the corner of my eye. Someone had placed a new sign on our porch. It was black with only two words written in white, cursive script. It said, “Hello, pumpkin.” Uh oh, I thought. It has begun. You see,Continue reading “EVERYDAY ADVENTURES”

BRIGHTENING UP A NEIGHBORHOOD

How local artist Tammy Burke engage the world The NoCo Arts and Cultural District in downtown Jeffersonville – named for its location north of Court Avenue – is a walkable and vibrant neighborhood that showcases the city’s commitment to imaginative revitalization.  Once a neglected area of car lots and auto body shops, the district currentlyContinue reading “BRIGHTENING UP A NEIGHBORHOOD”