Friday, August 22, 2014

 This historic photo is of Grace Lawn Cemetery in Elkhart. The historic cemetery has had problems with restoration and preservation in the past.

While some cemeteries receive constant care, others are forgotten and left to face the elements. The Elkhart County Historical Museum shared advice for caring for historic cemeteries and will be hosting a presentation on the topic this week.


Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.
 Red barn in a neighborhood in South Whitley.

A red barn nestled among residential properties in South Whitley looks out of place at first, but a little research shows it was there long before the houses were. 

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.
 In small towns in the U.K., one might find steep, narrow roads like this one in Haworth, Yorkshire, England. Haworth is the hometown of writers Charlotte and Emily Brontë.


Driving on the “wrong side” of the road in another country can be a challenge, even for seasoned drivers. Community blogger Esther Swartzentruber just got back from the U.K. and shared some tips for those planning to venture across the pond.

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 1:18 p.m.
 Grace and Ethan Swartz learn the hand signal for a left turn from Cpl. Garner at Bristol's Bicycle Safety program on June 7. Teaching proper bike safety is an important step in forming a bike train for kids.
Posted on Aug. 16, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.

Forming biking trains or walking school buses for kids who don’t live within schools’ transportation ranges can be a safe, convenient alternative to parents driving them each day.

 Pet Fest attendees pose for a photo with their dogs.
Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 5:23 p.m.

The Humane Society of Elkhart County will be holding an event Saturday, Aug. 16, to celebrate pets and honor homeless animals. Read on to see what will be happening at the family-friendly event. 

 He endured several unkind people on this day, even after I tried to explain. They treated him like a
Posted on Aug. 13, 2014 at 2:41 p.m.

When a child’s disability can’t be seen with the naked eye, strangers’ comments and stares can be hurtful to he and his family. Kari Horton shared her family’s experiences with this, as well as a plea for people to trade judgement for kindness.

 These wooden statues in Gyeongju – east of Busan – are from the Joseon period and have been refurbished. An example of antiquity. They rest inside a temple on the outskirts of the city, at the base of a mountain.
Posted on Aug. 13, 2014 at 1:50 p.m.

Community blogger Clinton Stamatovich writes about the history of art in Korea, as well as art forms that are popular in South Korea today.

 The cover of
Posted on Aug. 13, 2014 at 11:58 a.m.

Blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews “The Fifth Beatle,” a graphic novel about Brian Epstein – a visionary businessman who managed the band and wore himself out trying to hide that he was gay in a time when he could have been jailed for it.

 Eight-year-old Conner Lantz of Middlebury carefully holds one of his earlier (and more typical) catches, a bluegill, with its dorsal fins spiked in self-defense.
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 5:02 p.m.

At Middlebury Summer Festival’s fishing contest last weekend, a boy ’s biggest catch of the day raised the question of who caught whom.

 Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home Monday, Aug. 11, in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.

After Robin Williams’ death, people were shocked to learn someone so funny and successful could suffer from depression. Adrianna Collins shared the story of her struggle with the disease to show the face of the depression might look different than you’d think.  

Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

Midlife crises can be pretty scary and can make people question everything. However, community blogger Rodney Dale says it’s better to remember the past with fondness, continue to make the most of every day and realize the benefits of being over 40. 

 Magnificent Tuck Langland bronze presides over the Annuals Garden during 2010
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Each year the Taste of the Gardens event brings the community together to admire artists’ work, as well as the artistry of Wellfield Botanic Gardens. 

 Historic farmhouse along the old National Road in Wayne County.
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.

The Huddleston Farmhouse, which was built in 1841, provided a much-needed refuge for those making their way down a road that was difficult to travel. 

 Amos Kunderd is seen here presenting a basket of his award winning flowers to President Calvin Coolidge. He asked the president if he could name a flower after the first lady, which Coolidge agreed to.

Posted on Aug. 10, 2014 at 8:08 a.m.
 Fifth-grade teacher Dee Dimos teaches her class at Hawthorne Elementary School.

Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 1:40 p.m.
 A view of the outside of Right Brain Brewery's location in Traverse City, Mich.

Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 10:57 a.m.

Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.
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