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McCordsville

Realty Check: Want Your Own Park In McCordsville?

A water fountain reminiscent of Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid greets you at a roundabout.

Elevator

Real Estate Trend: The Ups And Downs Of Elevator Ownership

Now, they’re more self-contained and much easier to install.

Indiana lake house

Realty Check: This Has To Be The Most Spectacular Lake House In Indiana

The indoor infinity pool is just the beginning of the luxury inside this Bloomington vacation home.

The Traveler

Roadtrips: Catch These Exhibits While You Can

The combination of kids and museums can be a joyous exploration of discovery for young and old—or a whiny, toxic mix that will ruin a family weekend away. Save yourself the angst and head to one of these exhibits before they close. There’s bound to be something here to engage your offspring. Just don’t hang […]

Spencer Pride Fest

Day Trip: Small-Town “Pride”

“There is a perceived novelty in what we do, given our rural community nestled in the Heartland,” says Jonathan Balash, president and director of Spencer Pride. “People hear about small towns being small-minded, but that’s a big misconception.”

RiverRoots

Madison’s RiverRoots Music Fest Boasts Big-Time Headliners

The impressive music lineup makes the festival’s lively marketplace, friendly crowd, bountiful food trucks and craft beer, and picturesque Ohio riverfront setting seem like mere perks.

The Dish

Recipe: Mai Tai

This formula for a classic Mai Tai is based on the version perfected by restaurateur Victor J. Berjeron, better known as Trader Vic. Says Black Market beverage director Chris Coy (soon to man the bar at The Inferno Room), “The fun of a Mai Tai is finding the blend of rums that works for you. […]

Citizen Cane: August’s Foodie Chris Coy

Black Market beverage director Chris Coy sees some similarities between his current position and his 1990s gig playing bass guitar for Indiana rock band the Pub Sigs. “Everything is collaborative,” Coy says. “Someone comes in with part of a song, everybody else has input, and we all finish it together.” Basically, he’s still riffing with […]

Swoon List: Iozzo’s Garden Of Italy, Salty Cowboy, And More

Lincoln Square Pancake House (multiple Indy-area locations) serves up rib-sticking chorizo-topped scrambled eggs atop a tortilla with a side of Mexican hash browns.   The Dolly Parton nachos: guajillo chile rojo chicken, queso, sautéed poblanos and onions, pickled jalapeños, lettuce, pico de gallo, and cilantro crema from Salty Cowboy (55 E. Oak St., Zionsville, 317-344-0926). The […]

Arts and Culture

Exclusive Excerpt of Ms. Pat’s New Autobiography

“I’m laying it all out in black and white, sharing stories I’ve never told a soul, not even my husband. Which reminds me, I should probably warn him about Chapter 5.”

Unspoken Rules: The State Fair With Kids

Park at the Indiana School for the Deaf, on 42nd Street. Easy in, easy out. Closed-toed shoes only. There is an astonishing array of gross things kids can step in at the Fair. The Family Fun Park is smoke-free, unlike the Midway. Avoid: cotton candy (sticky), tractor pulls (loud), giant stuffed animals (cumbersome). Shuttle rides […]

Top 5 Moments Of Morten Andersen’s Hall Of Fame Speech

Morten Andersen didn’t envision a career in the NFL when he first came to the United States. In fact, if his host family didn’t think his high school needed a kicker, he may not have even started playing the sport that landed him in the Hall of Fame and on stage at Tom Benson Hall […]

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