Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 Pedestrians admire pottery display inside the Old Style Deli windows on Main Street in May 2012.

A lot of work goes into getting everything together for Elkhart’s ArtWalk events, which celebrate fine art, live music, local businesses and more. Here’s a look at how it all works from community blogger Steve Gruber.

Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.
 We stopped for a picture on the Pumpkinvine logo in the trail. Anna and Noah with grandparents, June and John Yoder. Noah took his helmet off for the picture.

Community blogger John D. Yoder enjoys riding on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail with his wife and grandchildren, ages 5 and 7. The trail is level, and there are many opportunities for safety tips and adventures along the way.

Posted on Oct. 18, 2014 at 2:06 p.m.
 The Goshen Redskins mascot races around the floor with large

Native Americans have long been protesting the use of the word Redskins. As support for their cause builds, it’s high time we all start paying attention to them, community blogger Rich Preheim says.




Posted on Oct. 17, 2014 at 1:36 p.m.
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Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.

Community blogger Jessica Baldanzi puts on 3D glasses to review “The Joyners,” a surprisingly retro vision of a family in the future.

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Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Though community blogger Diane Overmyer has lived in many cities, she names Elkhart among the perfect places for artists to live. The city is building its reputation as a place that supports and enjoys the arts, she says.

 Kennedy Ward, a staff writer for Elkhart Memorial High School's student magazine, highly recommends the three books pictured.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Kennedy Ward, an Elkhart Memorial High School junior and writer for the school’s student magazine, shares the top three books she believes everyone – no matter their ages – should read.

 Students at Elkhart Memorial High School wait in the cafeteria lunch line on Friday, Oct. 3.
Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Lower budgets and stricter nutritional guidelines have made it difficult for school cafeterias to serve healthy options that are still appealing to students, Elkhart Memorial senior Kyle Richards says.

 Old alignment of C.R. 31 in Elkhart County's Jefferson Township.
Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.

As community blogger Tim Ashley was driving between Goshen and Middlebury one day, he noticed an odd, narrow stretch of road. It turns out this used to be an alignment of C.R. 31. 

 The event will take place on October 18-19: Join the Gathering
Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.

The Gathering at Five Medals, which highlights the history of Elkhart County, will feature over 150 historic reenactors, vendors, demonstrations of traditional cooking and brewing methods, and much more.

 Students in Brenda Mueller's new AP Environmental Science class work in a computer lab at Elkhart Memorial High School on Monday, Sept. 8. Elkhart Memorial has seen an increase in students enrolling in AP courses.
Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Elkhart Memorial has seen a significant increase in students enrolling in AP and ACP classes, the school’s student newspaper reported in its community blog. These classes can earn students college credit before they graduate.

Posted on Oct. 14, 2014 at 3:27 p.m.

If you give into it, disappointment can be overwhelming, community blogger Becca Briscoe says. However, there’s a solution – remain optimistic, and don’t let failure weigh you down. 

Posted on Oct. 10, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.

The silent movie classic “Nosferatu” will be shown Saturday, Oct. 11, accompanied by a one-man orchestra on The Lerner Theatre’s historic pipe organ.

 Jennifer Melsop, 26, left, and Erika Turner, 26, from Centreville, Va. hold their hands after exchanging wedding rings during a ceremony officiated by Rev. Linda Olson Peebles in front of the Arlington County Courthouse in Arlington, Va., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal in 30 states.
Posted on Oct. 9, 2014 at 10:16 a.m.

While opponents may foretell doom, despair and destruction, allowing gays and lesbians to marry won’t lead to the fall of civilization in Indiana or elsewhere, community blogger Rich Preheim says.

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