October 2013

Easley Winery a downtown Indianapolis place to be!

There is something about historic buildings that brings out the best in a business. Easley Winery is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is located in the former Fertig Ice Cream Plant. While at our Farm World Writer’s Conference, a group of correspondents had the chance to check out the winery and tour. Ever excited about […]

Governor's Mansion was site of Senior Hall of Fame and Governor's Unique Achievement Awards

The garden outside the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield, Illinois, was still blooming when I went to the Governor’s Mansion to cover this for Senior News & Times. This event happens one time a year when volunteers and senior service groups come together to honor those that have received top honors. The celebration took place on […]

Murals add small town charm

There is something that fascinates me about sculptures and murals. Beauty whether in a mural like the one on the side of the Sav-Mor drug store in Virden, or in a pot of flowers a Chamber of Commerce planted in a boulevard adds so much to a town. The Virden mural was dedicated on August […]

Band Stand at Praire Land Heritage Museum

It is rather beautiful, this bandstand that is part of the grounds of the Prairie Land Heritage site. While visiting the fall steam show, I was struck again by how lovely this structure is. The bandstand was one of three. It was built in 1878 or 1879. The bandstand sat on the grounds of what […]

Gourmet House in Springfield, a treat

I covered the ribbon cutting for the Gourmet House for my writing job at the Senior News & Times. Always a sucker for a great Hibachi grill, I enjoyed the antics of Chef Twenty as he demonstrated his abilities for a quick photo op. The restaurant serves a variety of Hibachi, Chinese, Thai and Japanese […]