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Some Fun and Interesting Facts about Thanksgiving

November 2019

Over the River and Through the Woods with 55 Million Other Holiday Travelers According to AAA, more than 55 million travelers will celebrate Thanksgiving with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home over the Thanksgiving holiday. This is an additional 1.6 million more people traveling overall compared to last year, an increase…[ Read More ]

Family Friendly Trick or Treat Locations in Greater Lafayette

October 2019

Each year we like to highlight some of the kid friendly Halloween activities in our community.  We’ve added a couple of new events that should provide a fun, educational and not “too spooky” experience for your children. Boo at the Zoo October 23, 24, and 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Columbia Park Zoo This…[ Read More ]

The Essentials of Tailgating

September 2019

Football season is back and that means fans of high school, college and NFL football teams are gearing up to cheer their teams on to victory.  Part of the game day experience is getting to the stadium early and tailgating prior to and after the game.  Tailgating has become ubiquitous with attending football games and…[ Read More ]

Labor Day Marks the End of Summer and Honors America’s Workers

August 2019

Labor Day for most of us represents two major events … the end of summer and the opportunity to recognize the millions of Americans that go to work every day. Recognizing Our Workers Labor Day, which is celebrated on the first Monday in September, honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have…[ Read More ]

Are Your Children Ready for a New School Year?

July 2019

Summer has flown by and ready or not school starts in just a few weeks.  As parents we all want to make sure the new school year starts off on a positive note.  So here are a few suggestions from parents and educators that should help as they go back to school. Two weeks prior…[ Read More ]

Think Safety First When Using Fireworks

June 2019

Fireworks are a traditional means of celebrating the 4th of July.  Each year around this holiday thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Fireworks Can Be Dangerous Two hundred people are injured each day in fireworks-related accidents around the July 4th Independence Day holiday. About two-thirds of the…[ Read More ]

Lafayette Area 4th of July Fireworks Displays

June 2019

To celebrate Independence Day there are several local fireworks displays and festivals taking place in our surrounding communities, plus one worth driving to.  They all provide activities for the entire family. We’ve listed those we are aware of and included the details we found on each.  All of the fireworks displays start at dusk, which…[ Read More ]

Time Honored Indianapolis 500 Race Traditions

May 2019

The first Indianapolis 500 race took place in 1911. With this race’s long history as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” numerous traditions surrounding the race have been created.  For many fans these traditions are an important part of the race experience that they look forward to every year. Prepping to Attend the Indy 500 There…[ Read More ]

Lafayette Area Summer Camps

April 2019

How to Find the Right Summer Camp for Your Child (Includes a List of All Greater Lafayette Summer Camps) The range and type of summer camps available for our children offer many experiences and learning opportunities.  Camps give our children a chance to make new friends, try new things, and gain a greater sense of…[ Read More ]

15 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Fun Facts

March 2019

Over the next three weeks, sports fans will be anxiously checking their phones for scores, employees will be sneaking looks at games online, and sports bars will be flooded with TV-viewing patrons as March Madness unfolds. So to help stimulate a little more conversation here are 15 interesting facts and stats that every fan of…[ Read More ]

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