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Duneland Woodcarvers Show

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:59PM | Posted by Amy Van Soest Related Blog Categories: Things to Do

I really enjoy visiting with the guys from the Duneland Woodcarvers Club and seeing their latest works of art. They come to the Indiana Welcome Center every Thursday morning to whittle, display their latest pieces and talk with visitors. This past weekend, the Duneland Woodcarvers Club held a two-day show at Woodland Park's Oakwood Grand Hall in Portage. I was excited to see the works of these talented artists, so I headed up to the show Saturday morning.More

Sesame Street Live at Star Plaza Theatre

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 2:59PM | Posted by Amy Van Soest Related Blog Categories: Things to Do

My 2-year-old grandson, Owen, just loves Sesame Street. His absolute favorite character is Elmo, or "Melmo," as Owen calls him. He has Elmo stuffed characters, Elmo books, Elmo pajamas, Elmo toys and even an Elmo potty seat!…More

Raising shrimp among the corn fields of Wheatfield

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 8:59AM | Posted by Amy Van Soest Related Blog Categories: Things to Do

I've been eagerly anticipating a tour of JT Shrimp LLC in Wheatfield, so I've been doing some research on domestic shrimp farming, or aquaculture, as it's known in the business. I discovered that there are only a handful of shrimp farms in the state of Indiana - and I'm lucky enough to have one just a few miles away from my home! …More

A sweet and savory trip to Yesteryear’s

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 7:21AM | Posted by Amy Van Soest Related Blog Categories: Shopping

I didn't even make it to the front door of Yesteryear's Meats and Catering in DeMotte before I stopped, closed my eyes for a few seconds and breathed in the savory aroma of meat, slowly smoking to perfection.…More
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