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Amy Wimmer Schwarb

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The Fight Over Gus Grissom’s Spacesuit

Gus Grissom’s wife wants his spacesuit back.

Greenfield
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Our Most Livable Small Towns: Greenfield

Slowly and steadily, the Hancock County center is coming into its own—without losing its rural character.

Lebanon
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Our Most Livable Small Towns: Lebanon

A lot of city people think it’s farther than Timbuktu, but 20 years ago they’d have said the same thing about Zionsville: ‘Where?’” You can get from the store to Victory Field seats in 30 minutes flat.

Pendleton
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Our Most Livable Small Towns: Pendleton

A surprisingly sweet Main Street makes this town past Geist a best-kept secret.

Franklin
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Our Most Livable Small Towns: Franklin

With a revitalized courthouse square, the Johnson County seat has emerged from Greenwood’s suburban shadow.

Plainfield
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Our Most Livable Small Towns: Plainfield

With more than 20 miles of trails, Plainfield is one of the area’s most connected communities.

B is for Basketball
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B is for Basketball

And this, truth be told, is what I have always wanted for my child: I want her to be a Hoosier.

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All Hail the County Fair!

The beribboned road leading to that neon-lit crescendo of summer, the Indiana State Fair, may provide an even better reflection of our agricultural heritage—and inspire the next generation to embrace it.

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A Good Paddling: IUPUI Regatta

On September 21, the annual IUPUI regatta pits members of the school’s community against each other in a festive, free, spectator-friendly canoe relay. Here’s how to join the fun.

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The Canal's Troubled Waters

For all that downtown’s Central Canal is—mainly, a lovely spot for fresh air—it may forever be known for what it is not.

Say It Isn’t Sew: Vera Bradley will not disclose what portion of its products are made overseas.
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Vera Bradley's True Colors

On August 2, Vera Bradley Designs, Inc., announced plans to significantly expand its presence in the Fort Wayne area.

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Moving Pictures: The Last of Indiana's Drive-Ins

The drive-in concept was invented by a New Jersey man who wanted to give his mother, a larger-sized woman, a place she could sit comfortably to watch a movie.

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What I Know: Grace Ybarra

“Anderson Cooper was hilarious. I was even shorter then, because I was 11. He bent down and talked to me face-to-face. He told me …”

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Front & Center: Talbot Street's Fair Game

Talbot (June 8–9) continues to lure new artists, but sometimes making a truly fresh discovery means looking beyond its rows. And you don’t have to go far: All around the Herron-Morton Place neighborhood, complementary events are cropping up that, to the average participant, must look like an extension of Talbot.

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In the Shadow of a Giant: Fairmount, Indiana, James Dean's Resting Place

The laws of nature dictate that the fainter the light source, the longer the shadow. Given his brief career and long-ago death, Dean’s light should have been all but extinguished by now. But in Fairmount his shadow looms large, his name and image a currency to be traded. The Rebel Rebel gift shop and the Giant Bar & Grill and the Boulevard of Broken Dreams scene painted on the side of the antiques mall distinguish Fairmount from other Grant County map dots like Jonesboro and Gas City and Swayzee.

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