Arts & Culture

Art, sculpture, theater, plays, dance, museums, music

Perillio’s Pizzeria A Happening Place!

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A visit to Hendricks County, Indiana would not be complete without lunch as Perillo’s Pizzeria.  Damiano Perillo came to the States from Sicily and made his way to Chicago, then Indianapolis.  He wanted to live in a small town and that, and of course, a woman, is how he ended up in the small town […]

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Beasley's Orchard, a place for family fun

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On a press trip to Hendricks County, I got the chance along with a group of writers to visit Beasley’s Orchard.  Located in Danville, Indiana, this fun place had me at the hay ride, barn and best of all for this farm girl, a chance to shoot apples out of a cannon!  Yes, I said, […]

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A day on the Grand Prairie

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When I went to Stuttgart Arkansas, I thought I had seen the one and only Grand  Prairie Museum just to learn that there is a museum of the same name not far from where I live. The museum is close to the town of Mahomet, Illinois so when it was time for our once a […]

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Atlanta, a stop along Route 66

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Enroute to a presentation in Bloomington last week, I was a bit early so I stopped in Atlanta, Illinois to revisit a few Route 66 icons.  It had been a few years and I was pleasantly surprised by all I saw!  The first thing on my agenda was the Paul Bunyon statue.  The statue stands […]

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The History and Mystery of Rutherford B. Hayes

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While in Ohio, this summer, Nancy Reynolds took Annie Jansen and I to tour the beautiful Rutherford B. Hayes home and his Presidential Library and Museum that is located right next door.  The home is quite lovely and since I knew very little about our 19th President everything was new. Rutherford B. Hayes was the […]

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