Back to School for Greater Lafayette

Back to School for Greater Lafayette

Lasting longer than expected, COVID-19 has many parents and students alike throughout the Greater Lafayette, IN area thinking about the best options for the 2020-21 school year. Officially, Gov. Eric Holcomb left final decisions of the “When?” and “How?” schools will open back up to each school district. He states in an address to the the entire state of Indiana that each county and school corporation will decide what the best options are for continuing education and taking care of our students! He, of course, also recommended that each one follow CDC health guidelines to maximize public health! So far, here’s what we know the for area school district plans and back to school dates. These are all subject to change (even beyond the school year’s beginning!). Please refer to each official document for additional and extended information. LSC (Thursday, August 20th, 2020) “Indiana schools will be reopening this fall. They will not reopen ‘just like we always have’. The Lafayette School Corporation (LSC) will reopen under the guidelines and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Tippecanoe County Health Department (TCHD).By implementing as many of the the guidelines and recommendations as possible, the LSC believes we can reopen schools with an In Person model. Students, Staff, Parents and Community members will experience new preventive and mitigating measures as they enter our buildings. The new measures are being initiated for the health and safety of every person who enters any LSC building or visits one of LSC’s many events andactivities.Based on the recommendations of national, state, and local health and...
National Watermelon Day

National Watermelon Day

Monday, August 3rd, 2020 Watermelon, made of 92% water, is arguably the best summer treat out there. Perfectly juicy, quenching the pallet after an intense swim or game of ultimate frisbee, watermelon gives figurative life to those who enjoy it. With a holiday such as National Watermelon Day, you can even take the last days of this 2020 COVID-19 summer and make the most of it. Here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate this informal holiday with friends and family. Additionally, we did some research for you here on the types of watermelons out there and even included ways to pick the perfect one. Watermelon seasons runs in the United States from May through September. Celebrate National Watermelon Day Here are a couple suggested ways to celebrate from NationalDayCalendar.com: “Host a seed-spitting contest.Create a new watermelon recipe.Enjoy watermelon flavored candies or beverages.Create a frozen watermelon dessert.Learn how to pick a ripe watermelon.” Types of Watermelon The following information came from an article titled: “Watermelon Types- What are some Common Varieties of Watermelon” on gardeningknowhow.com. “There are four basic types of watermelon: seedless, picnic, icebox, and yellow/orange fleshed. Seedless Watermelons Seedless watermelons were created in the 1990’s for those of you who don’t think spitting melon seed is fun. Successive breeding has at last created a melon that is just as sweet as seeded varietals; however, it has not greatly improved low seed germination. Growing seedless types is a bit more complex than simply planting a seed and letting it sprout. The seed must be kept at a constant 90 degrees F. (32 C.) until emergence. Seedless melons...
National Chicken Wing Day

National Chicken Wing Day

Wednesday, August 29, 2020 Now, this is an informal holiday we can get behind. Chicken wings are one of the most popular Super Bowl snacks out there; one of the most versatile meal options; and just plain ol’ American at this point in our country’s heritage. Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day here in Greater Lafayette, IN while watching a MLB game or NCAA game at a local joint. You will never regret a night out for chicken wings! Here are some places to get down this National Chicken Wing Day! Traditional vs. Boneless We know this is a great debate. We’re only here to give you the facts. Traditional: The man’s chicken wing. On the bone, cooked to perfection with that amazing dark meat, doused in the sauce of your preference.Boneless: A glorified chicken nugget. On a serious note, click here for some National Chicken Wing Day history! Find Chicken Wings in Greater Lafayette, IN: Please note, there are more places than that serve chicken wings in Greater Lafayette, IN. We did out best to name some of our favorite spots, but if none of these tickle your fancy, just do a quick Google search for more selection. Walt’s Pub (West Lafayette, IN) Walt’s Other Pub (Lafayette, IN) Stacked Pickle (Lafayette, IN) Teays River Brewing and Public House (Lafayette, IN) Wings, Etc. (Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN) Big League Sports Grill (Lafayette, IN) Bobby T’s Pub (Downtown, Lafayette, IN) Buffalo Wild Wings (Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN): **deal alert!** 6 free chicken wings with the purchase of any size order of wings. That applies to boneless or traditional. Pepe’s...
National Hot Dog Day

National Hot Dog Day

What are the perfect things to pair with a hot dog? Maybe a day at the ball park, a big city experience in Chicago, or just a summer day? Or potentially, it’s the condiments that truly complete the ‘dog to you. Do you prefer plain, classic ketchup and mustard, decked out with chili and cheese or Chicago style? Fortunately, an informal holiday, National Hot Dog Day, allows you to really reflect on your hot dog style, or potentially maybe it’ll inspire you to try something new! This year the holiday falls on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Here are some places to check out in the Greater Lafayette, IN area to get the best National Hot Dog Day experience out there! A few places to get hot dogs in Lafayette, IN: photo taken from Dog N Suds Lafayette facebook page Dog ‘N’ Suds (Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN): Visit this drive up style Lafayette, IN favorite– only open for summer days that is known for the sweet chili sauce. Grab a root beer in a frozen mug while you’re at it! You won’t regret it. Coney Dogs $.99 & Coney Cheese Dogs $1.49 all day long on July 22nd! D.T. Kirby’s (Downtown Lafayette, IN): This dive has a few different hot dog condiment combinations to choose from and the atmosphere to go with it. We’re talkin’ authentic Chicago Dog, Pretzel Dog, Sweet Carolina Dog, and more. Click here to view the entire menu. Triple XXX Family Restaurant (West Lafayette, IN): Triple XXX is most famous for their long time Purdue support (Boiler UP!) and their special feature on the Food...
5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home

When it comes to buying a house, the phrase, “different strokes for different folks” applies in a major way. Everyone has a wish list and different needs for their family or personal situation. However, there are some major “do’s and don’t’s” in the world of buying a house, and we’re here to help you make the best possible outcome in one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. Use us as your real estate team. We love Lafayette, IN, and we know all its nooks and crannies. The Romanski Group is knowledgeable in the current housing market, and they stay up to date with all the houses hitting the market, making you the first to know about new inventory! We can even help you identify potential problems within the houses you look at. Don’t make the mistake of trying to do this alone!Look beyond paint. Wall paper, paint, and other cosmetic decor that you don’t like in a house can all be changed. Check out the larger, more expensive fixes that might need some love in the near future!Know the neighborhoods. Before you begin looking, have an idea of what you want in a neighborhood or community.Get pre-approved. Know where to begin for a price point! Be ready to make an offer with a pre-approval letter when you find that perfect house – it’s very possible you may be in a bidding war and a pre-approval letter is critical to getting your offer accepted. Mortgage lenders can help you figure your debt to income ratio and figure the monthly payment for you on every home you look at....