Monday, July 28, 2014

 Participants in the 15th Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride approach the U.S. 20 tunnel Saturday June 21, 2014.

The urge to get your bike out on the road quickly can be tempting, but don’t let it make you forget essential supplies. As our blogger John Yoder learned, you’ll regret it if things go wrong.

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 1:53 p.m.
 Jeff Thomas (left) and Gary Stieglitz (right) stand where their brewhouse will be located.

Work is underway to get Thomas Stieglitz Brewing Co. up and running in downtown Goshen. Read on for more information about the beers that will be served and the brewers behind them.

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.
 Ellie Lengacher showed the calf pictured at the 4-H fair this year. She won senior showmanship, first in her class and medium weight champion.

Ellie Lengacher, who shows calves at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, says 4-H is about learning responsibility, building community and supporting fellow participants. 

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:29 a.m.
 The crowd at the Bridges Out Of Poverty Hispanic
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.

Recently, a group of women graduated from a YWCA program aimed at teaching them to achieve their goals and escape poverty. Read on for more information about the class and how you can get involved in ones like it. 

 Customers wander through the streets of the Nampo-dong market.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:10 p.m.

One of Busan’s attractions is a huge shopping area that brings fancy department stores, fish markets and old-fashioned street vendors together, along with countless customers. Blogger Clinton Stamatovich, who is living in South Korea, shared his story about it. 

 Community blogger Rodney Dale shared his thoughts on how Christians should react to the same-sex marriage debate.
Posted on July 22, 2014 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. 

 The students pictured were collecting toys for hurricane victims.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:57 p.m.

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.

 This small, detached garage on Goshen's south side serves as a reminder of when cars were smaller and less common.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.

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. 

 Harriet Monteith's painting was once a part of her home on Beardsley Avenue. Now, it's housed in Arts on Main in Elkhart.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:36 a.m.


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.

 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.
 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.
 Locals enjoy activities at Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.
 Can of Bell's Two Hearted overlooking the Mackinac Bridge

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.
 Booths at the event sold cards, pencils and notebooks that featured manga characters.

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.
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