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ELKHART — Exercise typically isn’t the first thought that comes into someone’s mind on Thanksgiving, but for several in Elkhart, it was the start of a holiday tradition.

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ELKHART — Though it wasn’t ideal, organizers said, an annual event this year passed out hundreds of meals to families at the Matterhorn on Thanksgiving.

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The story of multicolored Asian lady beetles (ALB) in North America is quite murky. There are those who insist the government released them in southern states in hopes of containing aphids and mites on fruit and nut trees. First reports of ALB, however, emerged near the shipping ports of New…

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The grain is in the bin. Now it is time to keep it in condition until it is sold or fed. The key things are the moisture level, the fines, the temperature and concentration. It is important to note there a have been a lot of changes in grain storage recommendations over the past few years.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County Symphony returns to The Lerner Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 21, for “New Journeys,” its first performance in the storied space under the leadership of Music Director Soo Han.

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I’m not sure how it started because these last 18 months dealing with the killjoy called COVID are still a blur. But I do remember seeing folding chairs in a quasi circle the summer of 2020, where neighbors sat 6 feet apart on Fridays around 5 p.m. They were at the entrance leading to our li…

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BRISTOL — Gaining Grounds inside ADEC’s Bristol location will reopen Monday after making some additions to the menu.

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SOUTH BEND — Cultivate Food Rescue, a local nonprofit dedicated to reducing food insecurity and increasing environmental sustainability in Elkhart, St. Joseph and Marshall counties, reached a milestone recently by rescuing 2 million pounds of food.

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GOSHEN — Aging adulting who want to engage in fun and interactive activities that will challenge their thinking and help them stay mentally active are invited to “Brain Fitness Camp.”

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BRISTOL — Elkhart Civic Theatre will hold open auditions for its upcoming youth play, “Ax of Murder,” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Bristol Opera House, 210 E. Vistula St. (S.R. 120) in Bristol.

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ELKHART — Area veterans organizations are preparing for ceremonies Thursday as businesses and other groups are offering free and discounted goods and services to those who served or serve in the military.

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Today, I am learning the value of patience once again. The internet is down. There is no email. Outgoing calls cannot be made, yet the phone calls can come in. And still, I have work to be done to prepare for tasks that must be completed soon. I hear myself groaning with frustration as I try…

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ELKHART — Church Community Services is marking the 10-year anniversary of its Seed to Feed program, which seeks to provide homegrown solutions to local hunger.

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Joan Hoffer of Nappanee is celebrating her 90th birthday, and her family is hosting an open house to mark the occasion. The open house is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at First Mennonite Church, 900 W. Market St., Nappanee.

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ELKHART — Marines in the Elkhart area are celebrating the Marine Corps’ 246th birthday on Friday, Nov. 5, and will do it at reduced cost thanks to an anonymous donor.

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GOSHEN — Spice up your meals and add flavor to your foods with herbs and spices. Cooking with herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to diversify meals in a healthy way. Learn about popular spices and herbs, flavor combinations, and how to prepare them.

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Plenty of Halloween activities are scheduled this weekend in addition to official trick-or-treat hours in cities and towns across Elkhart County.

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BRISTOL — Elkhart Civic Theatre’s Michael Cripe Studio is offering a six-week stand-up comedy class for those who want to learn about the art and craft of making audiences laugh, using nothing but a microphone.

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ELKHART — Families interested in getting off their devices for a few hours of hands-on fun may wish to consider the E3 Robotics Centers’ annual Stem Fest-themed Fast or Slow, Chemistry Makes It Go!

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GOSHEN — Local practitioners of Triple P – Positive Parenting Program – are bringing free workshops on two hot parenting topics to Goshen schools in October and November: coping with being bullied and managing screen time.

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It’s no secret the U.S. depends on processed, packaged foods; they are convenient and affordable.

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There is starting to be a nip in the air, which means it is time to order trees from the 2022 Elkhart County tree sale. The sale is sponsored by the Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Michiana Master Gardeners.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department will host the ninth annual Island Park Trunk or Treat from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at downtown’s Island Park

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ELKHART — The Ruthmere Museum Fall Concert Series begins Thursday, Oct. 14, when Ruthmere presents the winner of the fourth annual Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize, Dr. Daniel Lin.

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ELKHART — The Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition (NIHHC), in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health and Radio La Raza WKAM-1460, will hold another drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the parking lot of NIHHC’s E…

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MIDDLEBURY — Hayrides, s'mores and a weinie roast are part of Middlebury's upcoming Hometown Harvest celebration. 

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NAPPANEE — Dr. Michael D. Lacopo will present his lecture, “Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-Evaluating the Evidence” at the Nappanee Public Library from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

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