Fourth of July in Greater Lafayette

The 4th of July Greater Lafayette, IN looks a little different this year. Due to the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, regularly scheduled firework shows and festivals have been cancelled. Fortunately, there are some spots in Indiana still celebrating within the social distancing guidelines and coinciding with the Back on Track Indiana Plan. Here are some ways to celebrate 4th of July this year! Greater Lafayette, IN 4th of July Locally, Waynetown Freedom Festival is a go! Here are some details listed on their Facebook Page: “Come to Waynetown and celebrate America and the freedoms we have. Help us honor veterans and present day military.Food, vendors, live music, fireworks at dusk!Food:*Robin’s Homestyle Catering will be serving breakfast and their famous chicken and noodles the rest of the day. Look for them in their new food trailer.*Under the Rusk Shelter the festival committee will be serving hamburgers, pork burgers, hotdogs and other goodies.*The Gigglin’ Pig will be serving their grilled pork items.*Street Penguin Gelato will be making their debut with a large variety of flavors.*Dippin Dots will be serving their frozen treats.*Kona Ice will be making their debut. They sell frozen drinks and offer a bunch of flavors.*Popcorn will be sold by our Boy Scouts.Freedom Festival Stage Line-up:Live DJ 11 am5 pm. Eric Barr and the Jammers7 pm Special Honor Ceremony7:45 pm Dapper Dan Band9:50 Veterans Salute, Presentation of Colors, Taps, National Anthem10 pm. Fireworks!” For other 4th of July celebrations around the entire state of Indiana, look at VisitIndiana.com. They have a calendar with some events listed as still on for the 4th! Fourth of July Safety Due to the...
Back in Business: Where We’re Going Final COVID-19 Update

Back in Business: Where We’re Going Final COVID-19 Update

Well, we made it! This week, on July 3rd, 2020, the state of Indiana enters its 5th and final stage of the “Back on Track Indiana” plan. But what exactly does that mean? Here are some simplified details of stage 5’s openings and regulations! For future or additional modifications and up to date social distance regulations, please refer to the “Back on Track” website. It’s easy to navigate, with convenient, accessible, thorough information. The official Executive Order details can be found here. Back on Track Indiana Stage 5 Stage 5 takes us back to as “normal” as possible. We will list some things as opening at full capacity, but note that each business operates on a case by case basis. Businesses and overseers of events are able to make final decisions on capacity regulations and procedures individually. Masks are still recommended, but they’re not required. Social distancing is enforced. Be sure to call ahead at restaurants, churches, events, and other businesses you visit even if they are listed here. Many may still not move forward at “full capacity” even with it being permitted. Here are the openings: “Retail stores and malls may operate at full capacityRestaurants, bars, and nightclubs may operate at full capacityPersonal services may open at full capacityRestrictions are lifted at gyms and fitness facilitiesConventions, sports events, fairs, festivals, the state fair, and like events may resumeRestrictions are lifted at amusement parks, water parks, and like facilities. Social distancing guidelines should be maintainedYouth overnight camps may openRecreational youth and adult sports tournaments may resumePari-mutuel horse racing and county and state fair racing anticipated to begin with spectatorsRaceway...
Tee Time: Greater Lafayette Indiana Golf Courses

Tee Time: Greater Lafayette Indiana Golf Courses

Summer is here, and after a Spring in quarantine, we’re all itching to get out of the house this season. One safe, practical way to enjoy Greater Lafayette, IN and its beautiful tee time weather is on the golf course! Here are a few local golf courses along with their credentials. We hope this is helpful for you to choose which ones you want to visit for the day or frequent all summer! Brick Boilermaker Golf Complex The Brick Boilermaker Golf Complex consists of a couple courses. These courses are both part of the Pete Dye Golf Trail of Indiana which includes 7 courses throughout the state. Enjoy the trail of some of the most unique designs in the USA! Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, Kampen CourseAbout Birck Boilermaker, Kampen CourseUniversity facility50 tees driving range36 regulation holesAwards at Birck Boilermaker, Kampen CourseGolfweek Magazine’s America’s Best Public-Access Courses for Indiana 2005Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine’s Top 10 College Courses in the U.S. 2001“The 18-hole ‘Kampen Course’ at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex facility in West Lafayette, Indiana features 7,253 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 76.5 and it has a slope rating of 145 on Bent grass.”Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, Ackerman Hills CourseAbout Birck Boilermaker, Ackerman HillsUniversity facility50 tees driving range36 regulation holes“The 18-hole ‘Ackerman Hills’ course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex facility in West Lafayette, Indiana features 7,546 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.” Other Public West Lafayette, IN Courses Coyote Crossing Golf Club, Coyote Crossing CourseAbout Coyote Crossing Golf ClubCommunity facility15 tees...
Father’s Day in Great Lafayette, IN

Father’s Day in Great Lafayette, IN

COVID-19 might have interrupted your traditional Father’s Day plans, but it certainly can’t keep you from lovin’ that genuine dad of your’s to the fullest! Unfortunately, we don’t have any formal, scheduled Father’s Day events in Greater Lafayette, IN to inform you of this year. Local businesses and organizations are all doing their part for the community and following CDC and TCHD guidelines by not hosting events. However, we have a few ideas to inspire you in making the day special! Here are some practical gift ideas. You can always send some in a care package! It’s just around the corner. How will you bless the socks off of that special father this year? Outdoor Theme:Hiking backpackWater Bottlehiking stickbeach gearsunglassesSports Theme:cones for trainingknee or ankle bracesbasketball, football, soccer ball, tennis racket, etc.Spike ball set!Favorite player’s jerseyfishing rodGame Theme:whoppie cushionboard games online games or controllersKitchen Theme:Cast iron skilletcook bookspatulasmoker or grillHunting Theme:scent free laundry soaparrows for his bow or ammo for his riflegift card to Cabela’s or Bass ProMusic Theme:guitar pickslesson bookharmonica or spoonspedal for his guitarcow bell for his drumsOther Ideas:wallettieshoescolognecollection coinsstocks If you’ve read this far, and found nothing to apply to your life, consider some quality time. We, of course, strongly encourage that you following the CDC guidelines of social distance before doing any of these recommendations. Be safe! Take or make your father dinner. Go fishing together. Ride bikes on the Wabash Heritage Trial. Enjoy an afternoon on the back patio! We genuinely wish you and your’s a Happy Father’s Day from the Romanski Group! For up-to-date information on YOUR Indiana area neighborhood or a FREE Seller Consultation...
Shop Local: Lafayette Farmers Markets

Shop Local: Lafayette Farmers Markets

We’re here with a no brainer, two fold summer solution. This summer, watch your dollars directly impact the community by attending the Greater Lafayette, IN Farmers Market and investing into some delicious produce, sun-sweetened products, and plants. Organic goods and Indiana home grown produce never tasted better or boosted your health more! They are transitioning to a traditional market model while working closely to care for the vendors, customers, and overall community while following Indiana “back on track” guidelines in tandem with TCHD guidelines. Keep reading for details on what’s available right now at the Lafayette Farmers Market, and what the current guidelines are! According to the Lafayette Farmers Market Facebook page, here’s what’s currently available: At this time, the market has the following items for sale: whole produce, meat, dairy, eggs, honey, pet treats, and seedlings. We have added bakeries, cut flowers, health and beauty items, hot food vendors and craft vendors, bringing the vendor count to 32. Please be sure to enter in on the east side at the corner of 5th and Columbia. You will be redirected if you enter from the other direction due to a participant count. Additionally, this helps to keep the flow of foot traffic one direction, providing safety for guests! Hours and Locations If you didn’t know, Lafayette, IN offers a farmer’s market in three locations throughout the area every Saturday morning from May to October. Here are the locations, times, and details! Downtown Lafayette on 5th St. between Main and ColumbiaSaturday MorningsMay to October from 8:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.On Purdue University’s CampusAt the northwestern corner of the Memorial MallOn Thursday evenings with an anticipated start date...
Top Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Top Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Home ownership is an admirable step into the American Dream. However, if you’re a first time home buyer, there might be some mystery looming about the process. There really are so many facets to purchasing a home, but once you understand it all, it’s smooth sailing. That’s what we’re here for. We want you to know exactly what you’re getting into, and we even have some tips for you to start with! Shop around for a lender. We have a recommendations that we love to work with who’ve taken great care of our clients. Ask questions about things such as earnest money, PMI, loan selling, and types of loans.You do not need 20% down to purchase a home. There are many mortgage options allowing from 0% down (USDA and VA loans), 3.5% down (FHA) and 5% or more down options with Conventional financing. Click here to view the difference between them all!Hire a Romanski Group Real Estate Agent to represent your best interests.Don’t move too quickly! Be patient. You might need to make a list of totally non negotiables, but let the rest go. Set a budget and do not exceed your budget! Diligence in this area gives freedom in the buying process because you know exactly what you can and cannot afford. When looking at houses, be sure to take in the neighborhood as well! Here are a few tips on that. Building a home is also an option as a first time homebuyer. Contact The Romanski Group for a list of recommended home builders in the Greater Lafayette area. Periodically, our team organizes a First Time Home...