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Cultural Trail receives grant  Indianapolis Cultural Trail announced it has received a $1 million grant from Anthem Foundation to support programs and maintenance that will help keep the trail open throughout the year.  The grant ...

Bridging the past and the present

By Breanna Cooper EVERY FAMILY HAS A unique history. Thanks to the popularity of websites like Ancestry.com and television shows such as “Who Do You Think You Are?” Americans are enamored with learning more about the ancestors that make up ...

La Porte: A town with plenty of intimate attractions

WHEN LA PORTE WAS settled in 1832, it took just three years for the small settlement to grow to the size required to be considered a town. Since then, La Porte has provided several historic contributions to Indiana’s story, and the story of the ...

A&I Variety MeaTs and Produce helps quell effects of food insecurity

By Tyler Fenwick ROBERT HEARST HAD AN “aha” moment after visiting family in mississippi and getting to see his cousins’ grocery store.  Why couldn’t he do the same thing in Indianapolis? It would be a big help for a city with some ...

Bringing the digital world into cooking

By Ben Lashar and Tyler Fenwick COOKING HAS COME A LONG way since people foraged for produce by hand and cooked meat with mostly fire and patience. The digital age changed people’s relationships with what they eat, with the internet making ...

Becoming a McDonald’s franchisee

By Sarah Jameson Felder GROWING UP IN KABUL, Afghanistan, and graduating from Kabul University with a degree in math and physics, Mohommed Moalikyar didn’t know anything about McDonald’s. Working as a professor in his homeland, Moalikyar had ...

Santa Claus: Where Christmas never ends

By Jaclyn Ferguson One might not expect to see a 40-ton statue of Santa Claus in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. But, 70-degree summer days don’t stop this Indiana town from celebrating the magic of Christmas year-round.  Santa ...

Igniting the social media spark, Londo’s Flameade gained a following

By Tierra Harris FOR A YEAR-AND-A-HALF, LONDO HALL SOLD his homemade “flameade” from the trunk of his car, traveling to deliver his product across Indianapolis. After developing over 30 flavors, varying from traditional lemonade to tropical ...

Beauty box provides products to make your own products

By Demi Vaughn MEET VICTORIA DAVIS. she’s the founder and creator of Make it Classy, a do-it-yourself (DIY) beauty box for women from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Davis developed the idea based on the high demand for cleaner and sustaina...

5 Hoosier-made items

Started by Lawrence and Mary Tippmann in Fort Wayne, American Spice makes a variety of seasonings, mixes, oils, snacks and herbs. Each spice has a certain color and texture. The Tippmanns even sell powders with flavors such as whole milk, lemon ...