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9 Things Your Vehicle Needs to Survive this Winter

January 2019

Winter weather is hard on an automobile, truck or SUV.  Extremely cold temperatures, snow and ice can lead to hard starts, rough idling, stalling and even accidents. Those who are lucky enough to have a garage to keep your vehicle in at night will experience fewer problems than those whose cars have to brave the…[ Read More ]

Fun Facts About Christmas

December 2018

10 Fun (and Little Known) Facts about Christmas Christmas is observed by billions of people around the world.  Since it first began as a religious celebration for Christians, Christmas has become a widely celebrated religious and secular holiday.  It drives significant economic activity in the United States where Christmas purchases account each year for 1/6…[ Read More ]

Worry Free, Dependable & Safe Winter Driving

November 2018

Winter driving in our part of Indiana presents a number of challenges each year. Freezing rain, snow, sleet and frigid temperatures can cause our vehicles to not start or be more prone to being in an accident. Being proactive and getting your vehicle ready for winter now will ensure it is safe, reliable, and will…[ Read More ]

Lafayette Area Halloween Activities for Kids

October 2018

Each year we like to highlight some of the kid friendly Halloween activities in our community.  Most of  these events for the little ones there are “not too” spooky.  There are a couple for those older and braver souls that are meant to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Lafayette…[ Read More ]

Timely Timing Belt Maintenance

September 2018

Your timing belt can leave you stranded in the middle of the road in the middle of the night. Many of us do a pretty good job of making sure our oil gets changed, our tires rotated and our brakes replaced when needed.  But we often overlook one of the more crucial parts of our…[ Read More ]

Is Your Student’s Car Ready for College?

August 2018

The new school year is here and for the many students returning to colleges, either across town or across the country, their minds are on class schedules, textbooks, or who will be their new roommate.  For those returning to their alma maters with cars, there is some preventive maintenance that should be done to insure…[ Read More ]

Lafayette – West Lafayette Before & After School Programs

July 2018

The Greater Lafayette community offers a number of choices for working parents looking for “before or after” school care.  Each program offers a little something different from help with homework to a wide range of activities including arts & crafts and a variety of sports options. Our list is not comprehensive, but notes programs we…[ Read More ]

Local Lafayette Area Fireworks Displays + 1

June 2018

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 ]

The Story Behind the Song “Back Home Again in Indiana” and the Indy 500

May 2018

The singing of “Back Home Again in Indiana” is the one of the most time-honored and popular traditions associated with the Indianapolis 500 auto race.  For many fans the singing of this iconic song emphasizes the Indiana roots of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Jim Nabors Starts 41 Year Run Since 1946, “Back Home Again…[ Read More ]

Which Summer Camp Is Right for My Child?

April 2018

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 independence. They also learn real life skills, bolster their self-esteem and learn about being part of a larger community. …[ Read More ]

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