Hands On Mother’s Day Fun in Greater Lafayette

Hands On Mother’s Day Fun in Greater Lafayette

  Is your Mom’s love language quality time? If so, we’d love to encourage you to invest your money into something for you guys to do together! This is a list of activities and events located throughout Lafayette, West Lafayette, and some in Indianapolis. We hope it is helpful!   Mother’s Day Fun in Lafayette, IN All Fired Up (West Lafayette, IN): All Fired Up is a sure-fired way to spend some quality time with your Mama. They’re hosting a Mother’s Day Tea and Painting Party. Come on in, hang out, and paint some pottery together. You can reserve a private table for your family if you’d like to. All Mom’s and Grandma’s get 20% off their project. Painting with a Twist (Lafayette, IN): Painting with a twist holds classes where amateur students can learn to paint a picture from an example. There are MANY opportunities to go this weekend and paint with your Mom. There are Classes starting Thursday and they run through Sunday! Click here to view the full calendar. Painting with a Twist is offering a Mother’s Day Mommy and Me painting session. We regret to inform you that this one is SOLD OUT. Please be sure to look for another one like this next year! Merlin’s Beard (Lafayette, IN): Merlin’s Beard is a local board gamer’s hang out. They serve up access to almost any board game ever along with an array of food and drinks. They have drink options from beer to Butterbeer to lattes! Merlin’s Beard hosts events all the time. However, we think the event name speaks for itself on this one: Mother’s Day...
Turkey Trots of Greater Lafayette 2018

Turkey Trots of Greater Lafayette 2018

Before sitting around the table with friends and family, indulging in all things starchy and delicious, some folks get up and run a 5K the morning of Thanksgiving to fully prepare. Turkey Trots are foot races traditionally held on Thanksgiving Day. They are fund raisers for local individuals or nonprofits, all the while giving you a reason to get some exercise in. The Greater Lafayette, IN area has a lot to offer when it comes to events and Turkey Trots are no exception. Here are some places in Tippecanoe and the surrounding counties that you can find the race that suits your Thanksgiving plans best. If you’ve never done one before, we’d love to see you get on out there and give it a shot! If you’re feeling extra spunky, get dressed up for the race! You’ll see many shapes and sizes of turkeys, Native Americans, and Pilgrims dressed up and running. It’s hilarious!   Tippecanoe County Lafayette Urban Ministry (West Lafayette, IN) “Run for Local Children & Families on Thanksgiving Morning!” The race starts at the Walmart in West Lafayette, IN. Click here to view the Facebook event page! Fleet Feet’s Race Against Hunger (West Lafayette, IN): Fleet Feet is teaming up with our very own branch of Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. here in Lafayette, IN to raise awareness and funds for food to local families! “Join Fleet Feet West Lafayette and our sponsors for a timed 5K run/walk or a 1 mile walk on Thanksgiving Day.   There is NO REGISTRATION FEE for the event. “   Cass County Cass County YMCA Turkey Trot (Logansport, IN) All prices and distances...
Purchasing a Turkey in Greater Lafayette, IN

Purchasing a Turkey in Greater Lafayette, IN

Deep fried, oven roasted, or smoked? How will you cook your bird this year? Where will you get your bird this year? Picking out the right turkey proves to be more thoughtful than first meets the eye. Frozen or fresh? Already cooked for ease or are you going to spend all day preparing? We are here to help you sort out all of your family’s needs by giving your some resources here in the Lafayette, IN area! There are a few places who only carry fresh, never frozen, turkeys. There are also a couple of places to purchase an entire Thanksgiving meal if you’re crunched for preparation time this year. Here are some notable Lafayette, IN markets to help ease your mind in this bird decision. D&R Market (Lafayette, IN) is selling fresh, never frozen premium turkeys from Bowman Landes (a family farm in Ohio). The D&R Deli is also infamous for their sides and salads (not to mention, they’re delicious!). This is a great place to check out for all of your Thanksgiving meal needs! Click here to view their weekly ad! Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market (Lafayette, IN) offers this week a fully cooked Thanksgiving meal. They are also running a sale on fresh, never frozen, turkeys. Click here to view that weekly ad! The Sunspot Natural Market (West Lafayette, IN) has a different spin on things. If you have an needs in food allergies, they have it! From vegan, plant based main entrees to gluten free pie crust, they’ve got the goods. Stop in today to check out their natural food selection. Honey Baked Ham (Lafayette, IN) also...
Spotlight on McCord Candies

Spotlight on McCord Candies

Take a step back in time when you walk into one of Lafayette, IN‘s oldest businesses. It’s been a part of Downtown Lafayette, IN since 1912, giving it the rights to all sorts of love from us! McCord Candies doesn’t disappoint when it comes to all things ooey and gooey, and we are excited for you to know more about this Lafayette, IN staple!   McCord Candies‘ red and white exterior is just the beginning of this time hop experience. Since this building is so old, a remodel is bound to happen after hosting so many years of love. After new ownership taking over in 2017, McCord Candies got a face lift. So, when you visit, you’ll have to check out all the fresh updates! After walking in, you’ll see an entire glass case filled with gummies, chocolates, fudge options, and more. If you love sweets, you’ll for sure find something to snack on here! On the other side of the slender store, you’ll see the fountain soda machine. It’s one of McCord’s signature items! In addition to the candies, they also serve up phosphates (homemade sodas) and some sandwiches. Stop in on your lunch break or make it a Saturday morning outing with the kids!   Candy Cane Tours We can’t mention this storefront without noting its specialty. McCord Candies is infamous for its candy canes! And what perfect timing! It’s candy cane season! McCord Candies offers candy cane tours in the store. The employees will lead you up the staircase to the second floor, and before your eyes, make candy canes, giving you the inside scoop. They...
Spotlight on Basil Thai and Thai Essence

Spotlight on Basil Thai and Thai Essence

Basil Thai and Thai Essence, two restaurant locations with the same ownership, give the Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN a little taste of Thailand. They’ve been serving the our area since 2004! Thai food has its own distinct taste, style, and it stands out among other Eastern styles of food. Like most cultures, the food differs from person to person in recipe, spice level, and detail, but we are glad to have these locations as our small taste here in the Lafayette, IN area! So, what is Thai Food, you ask? Thailand is in Asia, so its food definitely has an Eastern based concept. Rice is the main starch base in most Thai meals. Thai food is famous for its rice noodles in general, but Pad Thai is the main dish that everyone knows. Pad Thai is a rice noodle base, loaded with vegetables and chicken/tofu, and served with a peanut sauce, which is another Thai specialty. Pad Thai is, generally, not spicy. However, if you’re a fiend for spice, Thai Food is known for its spice! Fried rices and curries are also on the menu, so if you’re into Asia food, you’ll love most things here! Most things on the menu can modify to be Vegetarian, and there are many gluten free options as well. See for yourself if you can find anything you’d like by clicking here to view a menu for Basil Thai and here for a menu at Thai Essence. Both Basil Thai and Thai Essence offer catering, so consider them for a spin on your next event.   Bubble Tea at Basil Thai One main...
Welcome to the Team, Chris Wolfe!

Welcome to the Team, Chris Wolfe!

Meet Chris Wolfe, a Romanski Group Buyer Specialist!  Chris’s focus will be on helping buyers find the perfect home, land or investment property in Tippecanoe, Carroll, Clinton, Howard and White counties! Chris taught for 7+ years prior to obtaining his real estate license.  Chris tailored his teaching techniques to help each individual student succeed. He has his own photography business where he has been building relationships with clients for 12+ years. Chris learned that you can never deliver a successful product if you don’t first understand your client’s needs and expectations. “I believe the key to success for an agent is taking the time to listen and understand their clients. Once you know who they are and what their goals are, being their biggest advocate is the easy part.” – Chris Chris’s Passions & Outreach Involvement: • Church: Chris attends Oakbrook Church Flora where he’s been involved in the youth and children’s ministry. He served as a youth pastor for 7 years before transitioning to a full-time teaching career. • Eden Children’s Ministry: This African Orphanage is Chris’s favorite place to donate and he plans to visit it one day so he can meet his family’s sponsor child. • Royal Family Kids: Chris has been involved with Royal Family for 11+ years both as a counselor, photographer, and staff member. Getting to Know Chris: Chris graduated from Indiana University Kokomo with a degree in English in 2011. He used his writing and communication skills to teach both in Indiana and Honduras over the next 7 years. Teaching allowed him to travel during his breaks to national parks around the...