Safer Halloween – Covid Style in Greater Lafayette

Safer Halloween – Covid Style in Greater Lafayette

Who knew that COVID-19 would have such an impact on all of 2020?! As a community, you might be left with some questions regarding what’s considered safe or what should or shouldn’t happen this Halloween. Great news for us is that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has put out an entire list of recommendations for making your’s and other’s Halloween 2020 the safest it can be. Here’s what to expect in Greater Lafayette, IN. CDC Guidelines include traditional Halloween shenanigans in their list of appropriate activities, such as dressing up in a costume and going trick or treating. It gives this list of suggestions on how to adjust your traditional routine to be safe for all. All information following comes directly from the CDC official website. “Make trick-or-treating safer Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.Give out treats outdoors, if possible.Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.Wash hands before handling treats.Wear a mask. Wear a mask Make your cloth mask part of your costume.A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you Indoors and outdoors, you are more likely to get or spread COVID-19 when you are in close contact with others for a long time. Wash your hands Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.Parents: supervise young children using hand sanitizer.Wash hands...
Greater Lafayette Trunk or Treat Events and Fall Parties

Greater Lafayette Trunk or Treat Events and Fall Parties

Halloween 2020 will look a bit different than any other Greater Lafayette, IN has seen. Fortunately, despite the circumstances, there is no shortage of community participation! Many Greater Lafayette, IN businesses and organizations are simply re-arranging their holiday plans to be outside and COVID-19/social distancing friendly. Check out these fun events throughout the area- organized by date! Boo at the Zoo (Columbian Park; Lafayette, IN): Boo at the Zoo happens on weekends leading up to Halloween at the Columbian Park Zoo. Capacity is restricted. See the website for more information. Sunday, October 25, 2020 Scarecrow Walk (Prophetstown State Park; West Lafayette, IN): 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. “Join the women of ECC for the Annual Trail of Scarecrows at Prophetstown State Park. Scarecrows will be featured along Prophetstown’s paved, accessible trail for easy hiking. There is also a Prairie Maze.” Trunk or Treat (Clarks Hill Christian Church; Clark’s Hill, IN): 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Candy Lane! A Drive thru Event (West Lafayette Christian Church; West Lafayette, IN): 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. “Join us for Candy Lane, our drive through event! Visit stops along the game board and collect some yummy goodies and treats for each of the youth in your vehicle!” Fall Fun! (Wea Creek Orchard; Lafayette, IN): 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. “Join us for a fun fall community event. There will be tractor rides, pumpkin and gourd picking, outdoor fall activities, and more!” Trunk or Treat (Hunter’s Moon Harley Davidson; Lafayette, IN) 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 29, 2020 Trunk or Treat (Sycamore Springs; Lafayette, IN): 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Please note the location:...
Small Business Spotlight: Knox Roofs

Small Business Spotlight: Knox Roofs

What are some of the top attributes you look for when searching for a contractor? For us, honesty, reliability, and knowledge top our list for finding the perfect servicing company. When doing a home project of any sort, you want the best of the best at the most budget friendly price. Fortunately, we’ve stumbled upon Knox Services for you. Knox Services is not only a professional residential and commercial contractor for the Greater Lafayette, IN area since 1966, but they’re a corporate type, home town business. It’s really the best of both world. Big business professionalism coupled with the local friend’s finishing touches gives Knox Services the leg up in our opinion. Here are a few things Knox Services has to offer for your next home project. Knox Services: Residential / Commercial Roofing Contractor Lafayette / West Lafayette Here’s a fun tidbit from the Knox Services website. It’s from the section titled, “About Us: Our Story“, and the statement shares the heart behind the business. “Knox Roofing was founded in Lafayette, Indiana as a full-service contractor, and broke the mold from day one. We are radically different from most roofing companies in process and philosophy. We love our working relationship with every single client, and work hard to make sure that each specific roof gets the exact attention it needs. We will also work diligently to minimize the effects of doing our work on your day-to-day life. We work hard to get in and out while making sure your roof is in tip-top shape.” Knox Services specializes in roof repair and installation. They offer it for both residential and...
Fall Decor Refresh

Fall Decor Refresh

With dropping Greater Lafayette, IN temperatures, we’re longing for all things cozy and warm. What makes a space cozy to you? Do the dark jewel or earth tone colors bring you in? How about the candles and low, warm lighting? Or blankets and throw pillows that speak to the specific season? Or the fragrances of candles and baked goods cooking in the oven? Soup on the stove? Maybe it’s just a frame of mind? Regardless, there are certain things around your home that can and will spice up your life for all things Fall. We’re here to help inspire you and your home’s ambiance for the holiday months to come. Thankful-themed dining room Your Thanksgiving table will be stunning dressed in our fall centerpieces, linens and fall table decorations. Pumpkin and leaf statements are perfect to enjoy during a meal or while gathering with company. Autumn leaves in the living room Cozy your couch and furniture in fall home décor pillows that are themed for the season. A coffee table, mantel or your TV stand will look darling featuring fall table decorations of forest critters, pretty pumpkins and more. Floral in fall Colored in the warm hues of the season, our fall flower arrangements invite a nature-inspired look to any living space. Decorate with a wreath, garland, LED fall centerpieces or create your own fall flower arrangements with the many artificial bushes we offer. Lighting: Bring the lighting down to lamp or eye level. Replace the LED lights for the season and put in a warm toned light. Texture and layers: layers are a part of all things Fall, but especially in...
Small Business Spotlight: Whyte Horse Winery

Small Business Spotlight: Whyte Horse Winery

Take a trip to the Indiana countryside in Monticello, IN for an experience you won’t forget- wine tasting and time spent at Whyte Horse Winery. There is something for every type of wine drinker at this beautiful property. Wine slushies are a crowd favorite unique to this location, but also enjoy wine and cheese pairings, elegant events with meal courses, wood fired pizzas and other delicious food options, and so much more. Whether you choose to lose track of time in the updated, inviting outdoor area (for the warmer Indiana months) or the a cozy, nestled indoor space (the cooler Indiana months), you’ll enjoy your day at Whyte Horse Winery. About Whyte Horse Winery Specialties “At Whyte Horse Winery, we make an array of wines from dry to sweet, red to white, and everything in between. Our style is to make fruit-forward wines, where the perceived sweetness comes from the natural fruit rather than excessive sugar. We also have a vineyard where we grow many of our own grapes. Winemaking here started as a passion and a hobby, and we strive to keep it fun and encourage our guests to be a part of the process.” Click here to view a wine menu, which details the wines available. History “Established in 2006.Whyte Horse Winery is a family-owned winery and vineyard, nestled in the lakes community of Monticello, IN. The winery consists of a tasting room set in a renovated 1886 farmhouse decorated with elegant wood and antiques, a modern processing facility where all our wines are made, and an actual white horse (Sammy) who watches over the 5 acre...