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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 Founders summer seasonal Rubaeus

Founders Fest 2014, a street party featuring musical acts, local food vendors and local artists, will be on Saturday, June 21. The brewing company has also released several seasonal beers.

Eric Strader
Posted at 9:45 a.m.
 AlphaGraphics Elkhart has bought Middlebury Graphic Arts, adding its equipment and four employees to the Elkhart location.

The owners of Middlebury Graphic Arts are retiring and its operations are being absorbed by the Elkhart business.

Jeff Parrott
Posted at 1:14 p.m.
 Dustin George-Miller of Goshen shows his delight in getting a bottle of KBS, the sought-after beer from Founders Brewing Co.

Founders Brewing Co.'s Kentucky Breakfast Stout – a holy grail for dark beer lovers – will be served at Constant Spring in Goshen on Friday afternoon. 


Marshall V. King
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:42 p.m.
 The Electric Brew is a popular independent coffee shop in Elkhart County. It's one of a few places you can check out for Indie Coffee Shop Day.
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 5:46 p.m.

Friday, April 18, is Indie Coffee Shop Day, a day to celebrate independent coffee shops and support the local economy. Here's where you can celebrate locally.

 CWRV Transport driver James Trace unhooks a towable RV after picking it up from Heartland RV on the north side of Elkhart on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Trace splits his driving time from shuttling units around Elkhart part of the month to making long-distance deliveries part of the month.
Updated on April 15, 2014 at 4:39 p.m.

About 2,000 new drivers are needed to transport 25,000 to 35,000 finished RVs to dealerships around the country.

 Eating protein-rich foods like almonds and pecans can help prevent you from becoming hangry. A recent study by Ohio State University psychologist Brad Bushman showed that being hangry could be hurting relationships.
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.

Have you ever been hungry and angry at the same time? As it turns out, being "hangry" can make people more likely to be angry at their significant others.

 World Beer Cup 2014
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.

The 2014 World Beer Cup, an annual competition comparing beers from America's small and independent craft brewers, has announced its winners. If you're looking for a new brew to try, this is a great place to start.

 Buds are beginning to form on trees in Kercher's Sunrise Orchard in Goshen on Monday, April 14, 2014.
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:06 p.m.

Low temps in the 20s are not enough to do harm to apple crops, experts say.

 FILE - This March 22, 2013, file photo shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. With a record 85 percent of tax filers expected to e-file this year, Elkhart area post offices no longer offer extended hours on April 15.
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 5:22 p.m.

Elkhart area post offices won't be running any extended hours for last-minute tax filers on Tuesday, April 15 --- and they haven't done so for several years -- as more people file electronically.

 Rachel Shenk, owner of Rachel's Bread in Goshen, puts the finishing touches on a croissant dough on a marble-topped table Friday, April 11, 2014. After rolling the dough it was refrigerated before being formed into the flaky creations.
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:10 p.m.

Rachel Shenk, owner of Rachel’s Bread, talks about plans to expand her business with a new shop featuring imported and American cheeses.

 Jeff Burbrink gives a talk on the Emerald Ash Borer, a pest that has been killing Ash trees across Indiana, to Conrad and Karen Miller in the Agriculture Hall during the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Wednesday, July 24, 2013. In his latest column, Burbrink talks about how to properly dispose of trees that are dying - and why.
Posted on April 13, 2014 at 10:53 a.m.

Dead and dying trees - caused by the Emerald Ash Borer - can really pose a risk to peoples' safety if they aren't disposed of quickly.

 Michelle Singletary
Posted on April 13, 2014 at 10:48 a.m.

The Internal Revenue Service has seen an increase in a scam known as "caller ID spoofing." Don't be fooled by this trick -- or others.

 Paul Messerschmidt, known as the Gooseman, is shown with his costumed geese. He will be a roaming act at the 2014 Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted on April 12, 2014 at 11:01 a.m.

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair will have some unusual animal acts this year, including costumed geese.

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