Tuesday, July 22, 2014

 The students pictured were collecting toys for hurricane victims.

Debbie Micola, co-founder of the local charity Santa’s Pantry, sees people performing selfless acts all around her. Through the organization’s new community blog, she’s working to tell their stories.

Posted at 1:57 p.m.
 This small, detached garage on Goshen's south side serves as a reminder of when cars were smaller and less common.

When cars were smaller and less common, a certain style of detached garage became popular. History blogger Tim Ashley spotted one in Goshen that’s still in great condition and shared some information about it. 

Posted at 11:55 a.m.
 Harriet Monteith's painting was once a part of her home on Beardsley Avenue. Now, it's housed in Arts on Main in Elkhart.


Once, a triangular painting by a nationally recognized local artist, Harriet Monteith, kept watch over Beardsley Avenue. Now, the painting has found a new home inside of a Main Street gallery.

Posted at 11:36 a.m.
 Community blogger Rodney Dale shared his thoughts on how Christians should react to the same-sex marriage debate.
Posted at 2:21 p.m.

Rodney Dale, a community blogger for The Elkhart Truth, shared his thoughts on why same-sex marriage should be legalized. Though he sees it as a sin, he wonders why others’ sins aren’t given the same attention. 

 Food is prepared at a past beer dinner hosted by LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:27 a.m.

LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern has teamed up with Burn ’Em Brewing to create a five-course meal inspired by the brewery’s beers. Read on to see the menu and find out how you can reserve tickets to the dinner.

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

A love for Christ compels Ribbon of Hope to keep helping locals who are coping with cancer. The organization’s executive director shared a few stories about times when she and her staff worked to show others His compassion. 

 Two barriers alert bikers to the Norfolk South railroad tracks along the Monroe St. Trail.
Posted on July 18, 2014 at 4:09 p.m.

I rode with about 40 other bikers from downtown Goshen to the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds to showcase and celebrate the opening of the new Monroe Street bike path.

 A shot of the exterior of Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital.
Posted on July 17, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.

In the middle of a South Korean forest, there’s an abandoned psychiatric hospital that’s rumored to be haunted. Blogger Clinton Stamatovich snuck in, wandered through the building’s halls and shared his story.

 Coast Buster Imperial IPA, from Upland Brewing Company, is available on draft and will soon be on shelves in four-packs.
Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

The competition – one of the nation’s largest featuring homebrewers and professional brewers – vied 1,300 beers against one another. Breweries from around the region, including Upland Brewing Company, came out on top. 

 Mike Yazel, of Iron Ram Forge, works on a piece of wood at the 2014 EnviroFest.
Posted on July 16, 2014 at 3:57 p.m.


Did you miss EnviroFest 2014? Here’s a look at a few of the eco-friendly local businesses that attended.

 Locals enjoy activities at Wellfield Botanic Gardens.
Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.

If you’re looking for some outdoorsy, family-friendly activities to fill your time with over the next few months, check out the events Wellfield Botanic Gardens is hosting.

 Can of Bell's Two Hearted overlooking the Mackinac Bridge
Posted on July 16, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

Each July, our neighbor to the north celebrates the culture surrounding its booming craft beer industry. Read on for a few Michigan beer suggestions, as well as information about upcoming festivities.

 Booths at the event sold cards, pencils and notebooks that featured manga characters.
Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.

In South Korea, a thriving culture has formed around comic books called manhwa. Blogger Clinton Stamatovich attended an event celebrating the art form – here’s what he learned. 

 German players celebrate with the trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won the match 1-0.

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:13 a.m.
 Washington Township School was the first consolidated school in Elkhart County. Construction on it began in 1903, and the school opened in 1904. At the time, the building replaced eight one-room schools in the township.

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.
 Bikes are packed together so tightly I wonder how anyone finds theirs.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:48 p.m.
 These senior dogs are ready for adoption at Heartland Small Animal Rescue.

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
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