Local Features

Tropical redux: Luau event returns after poor weather forced its delay

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Rain and nasty weather couldn’t dampen the inaugural downtown Festival Country Luau, only delay it for a few months.

Janet Hommel Mangas: Finding truth in 50-year-old Field and Stream advertisment

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One would think after nearly 33 years of marriage, I would have heard all the Husband’s boyhood stories — but this one I had not.

All mixed up: Indy artist showcases collection of mixed-media art

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The different pieces and parcels came from all over.

WAMMfest to feature musical journey through the decades

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THROUGHOUT the day at this year’s WAMMfest, attendees will find themselves taking a musical journey through the decades.

Lori Borgman: From back-a-rub to whiplash in a short time

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When our twin grandbabies were chubby-cheeked toddlers and would spend the night on two little blue cots, they often requested a “back-a-rub” to help them fall asleep.

Greenwood theater group brings backwoods fairy tales to IndyFringe

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The stories are timeless and beloved artifacts handed down over generations of childhood.

Janet Hommel Mangas: An ode to one thing I hate

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I know I should like this creation of God, or at least tolerate them — but I do not.

State library showcases 14th-century Bible in its collection

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The medieval treasure had been hidden away in downtown Indianapolis for years.

In stitches: Quilt gardens worth the drive to Elkhart County

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Using trowels instead of needles and plants instead of fabric, gardeners in one northern Indiana county have “stitched” together a variety of floral quilt...

Lori Borgman: Life is good somewhere

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A good friend gives us her old newspapers from a small town in Maine. They are entertainment — a sedentary version of date night.