Orchard Guide of Greater Lafayette, IN

Orchard Guide of Greater Lafayette, IN

I pick, You pick, we all pick – the in season fruit! Indiana sits on fertile soil that provides for families near and far. The farming community here is just a way of life! One immense benefit to the farming culture in our Greater Lafayette, IN area is our access to AMAZING produce when the season’s just right. There are just a few orchards around the area who offer apples, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, pears, and more throughout the summer months. Please enjoy this information on the locally grown produce providers, and check them out if you get a chance! It’s a perfect place for a date day, an outing with friends, or a summer adventure for the kiddos. Not only will your kitchen brighten up with the fresh produce on the counter top, but your health and family will thank you for this wonderful treat! Orchards of Greater Lafayette, IN Wea Creek Orchard (Lafayette, IN)Opening Day this year is July 26th, 2019 with the beginning of their Sunflower Festival. Wea Creek Orchard provides apples, peaches, and nectarines for picking!Wea Creek Orchard is also a wedding venue! Click here for more information on that. Click here to view their Facebook!Annie’s Orchard (West Lafayette, IN)Annie’s Orchard is currently open!“Annie’s Orchard of West Lafayette, IN provides high quality fruit trees… About Annie’s Orchard: peaches, nectarines, blueberries, strawberries.”Click here to view the Facebook page!Hillside Acres (Rossville, IN)Opens in the fall (August 10th, 2019).Open for apples (Paula Red, Mollie Delicious, Cortland, Gala, Mutsu, McIntosh, & Honeycrisp) and Pumpkins. Click here to view their Facebook page!Smith Farms (Frankfort, IN)The Smith Farm is currently open!“The...
Swimming Pools of Greater Lafayette, IN

Swimming Pools of Greater Lafayette, IN

Splish Splash Splish!The Romanski Group wants you to have all the information you need for the best summer ever. Right now in Greater Lafayette, IN the pool is where we want to be! So, here’s all the scoop on local outdoor and indoor pools in order to plan those dog days of summer accordingly! The kiddos will be entertained, and you can put those toes up, relax, and enjoy summer break as well! Greater Lafayette, IN Outdoor Pools Tropicanoe Cove (Columbian Park; Lafayette, IN): “Only Tropicanoe Cove offers the perfect blend of Hoosier hospitality with the pleasure of a watery paradise. From the spiraling Banana Peel tube slide to the leisurely Cattail Crik, you’re sure to find plenty of cool summertime fun for the entire family! Be sure to visit Tropicanoe Cove this summer to try out the all new Mat-Racer and Aqua Loop slides!” Click here to view events happening here all summer!Also, click here for hours and admission fees. Happy Hollow Pool/ West Lafayette Municipal Pool (West Lafayette, IN): “Three heated pools with 250,000 gallon capacity. Baby pool is less than one foot deep. Intermediate pool is 1 1/2 to 3 foot deep.  Large pool is 3 1/2 to 12 1/2 foot deep with two low diving boards.  There are 3 shade structures.”Click here for hours and admission fees.Vinton Pool (West Lafayette, IN)“Vinton Pool features a beach-like entrance, double water slide, playful water geysers, large umbrellas and lap lanes. Pool rental is available after hours.” Click here for hours and admission!Prophetstown Aquatic Center (Prophetstown State Park; West Lafayette, IN)” The aquatic center features a 30-foot tube slide, body flume, lazy...
Father’s Day in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

Father’s Day in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

Dads. They’re the best. They’re hard working, loving, tell the best jokes, and they deserve anything they want! That’s the problem, though, isn’t it?! There are plenty of male-focused items out there, but, if your dad is difficult to treat, we want to help you think outside the box. Instead of getting Dad a grill set, smoker, a new tie or wallet, how about an experience together this year? There are events happening all around town this weekend. So, call up your Papa and get out there together in the great, Greater Lafayette, IN area! Also, please enjoy our dad joke inspired by dads everywhere. Scheduled Father’s Day Weekend Events Father’s Day Workshop (Flourish Studio and Classroom; Downtown Lafayette, IN): Friday, June 14th, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. “Join us for a special Father’s Day Workshop for parents + their children of any age! Mom’s could come with their children to make a gift for Dad, or Dad can come and experience the gift, too! During the workshop, we will have endless supplies to design and create a custom 5×7 picture frame. Artists will get to choose from a variety of mediums and learn the technique for each. We will also have Charde Barrett Photography in the studio to do a super mini session. Not only will you have the frame, but the perfect picture to put in it, as well!”Click here to view the Facebook event for more information.Donuts with Dad (Immanuel Church of Christ; Lafayette, IN): June 15th, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. “Please join us for this fun event as we Celebrate Dad....
National Donut Day in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

National Donut Day in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

We got this image from the Dunkin’ website! The holiday associated with June 7th, 2019 closely competes with Christmas in our minds. National Donut Day. What could be better? In general, the Greater Lafayette, IN area is home to plenty of mouth watering donut, pastry shops, and bakeries. We really know how to do delicious desserts in our Midwestern ‘hood! Some businesses are participating in the holiday, and some are open normal hours as always, but here’s the scoop on where to get amazing (some even free and discounted) donuts/desserts in the Greater Lafayette, IN area! Local Donut Shop Features and Discounts Flour Mill Bakery (Lafayette, IN and Rossville, IN): National Donut Day brings 10% off all donuts at these two locations! Click here to see their Facebook for more information.Mary Lou (Lafayette, IN): Mary Lou will offer some special flavors for the day! Lemon, Oreo, Key Lime Pie donuts will be available! We’re drooling already.Hammer Donuts (The Discount Den; West Lafayette, IN): Featuring orange cake donuts as their flavor of the week!Corlew Donuts (Lafayette, IN)O’Rear’s Pastry Shop (Downtown Lafayette, IN)Greyhouse Coffee & Supply, Co. (West Lafayette, IN): Offering a free small mini donut with every purchase!Sweet Revolution Bake Shop (Lafayette, IN): This bakery doesn’t do donuts, but Friday is Danish Day and we think that’s kind of a flaky, donut. Titus Bakery (Lebanon, IN): This one’s a little bit of a drive from the Greater Lafayette, IN area, but they have a couple special things going on. They’ll have a “Donut Girl” on site from the Salvation Army presenting the origin of donuts in general. She’ll pass out...
Spotlight on Greenleaf and Banh Mi

Spotlight on Greenleaf and Banh Mi

Walk with us through some information about two restaurants in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. Both are Vietnamese inspired, but one’s been a staple on Chauncey Hill for several years now and the other is a brand new addition to the Downtown Lafayette, IN area. The trendy dish, Pho, gives the Vietnamese cuisine it’s recent attention over the past few years. So, we recommend giving you taste buds a little something different and try some Vietnamese Food this summer! About Vietnamese Cuisine Vietnamese restaurants are generally known for a variety of flavor combinations. The Culture Trip has a couple of articles we recommend giving a read if you want to know more, general information about Vietnamese Cuisine. Click here to see the Top 10 Traditional Vietnamese Dishes You Need to Try and here to view the 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Vietnamese Cuisine. GreenLeaf “Greenleaf offers a variety of dishes on the menu. With dishes and soups ranging from the popular Pho noodle soup to crispy banana with ice-cream dessert. And don’t forget the bubble tea! The traditional Vietnamese cuisine is greatly admired for freshness of the ingredients and healthy eating style.” Egg rolls, skewers, rice with an entire cornish hen, you know, the regular menu items. Click here to view more information! Greenleaf Hours, Location, and Reviews Monday – Saturday 11:00 A.M. – 9:30 P.M.Sunday 12:00 – 8:00 P.M. 111 S River Rd, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Facebook, Google, and Yelp all have helpful reviews. Banh Mi by GreenLeaf Banh Mi comes at the traditional Vietnamese Cuisine with a slightly different spin. This restaurant is a specialty Vietnamese...
Vacation Bible School of Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

Vacation Bible School of Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

What’s VBS? Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a summer program revolving around the Bible and Bible based teachings, songs, and activities. Some are full day, and some are just a couple of hours. Fortunately, Greater Lafayette, IN has VBS opportunity for all aged children fitting family schedules. There are quite a few different curriculums availble, so be sure to check each one out to see which might be best for your family! Faith Church has several options with several dates and locations.“Downtown Locations (No registration required. All registration done 30 mins before the event.)June 5 – 3 3:30-5:00 pmLARA Center [directions]Upper Lincoln at the Lafayette Reformed Church [directions]Vinton Elementary School [directions]6:00-7:30 pmHanna Center [directions]Point West Mobile Home Community [directions]Lower Lincoln neighborhood [directions] Faith East (Registration required. Click here to register!)June 17 – 216:00 – 8:00 P.M.Busing available! Click here for more information on shuttle pick up locations.” St. John’s Episcopal Church (Lafayette, IN)Holy Moly! Vacation Bible School Living PentecostJune 3 – 5, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.FREE!Click here for more information and to register! Calvary Church (West Lafayette, IN)Into the WildJUNE 10 – 14 from 8:45 AM – NOON“Kids ages 5 years to 5th grade* are invited to the best week of their summer! Join us for IN THE WILD – a fun-filled week of crafts, music, recreation, snacks, and Bible lessons all centered around a jungle/safari theme! Everything is free and VBS is open to the community. Plus every family who signs up gets a free IN THE WILD CD with all of the songs we will be learning during the week.” Cornerstone Baptist Church (Lafayette, IN)Adventure Club!June...