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...
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...
Fall Inspired Treats Around Greater Lafayette

Fall Inspired Treats Around Greater Lafayette

Delicious and flavorful treats abound around Greater Lafayette, IN during this beautiful season. Check out all these local places with inspiring Fall featured items! Where to Find the Goods: Java Jo’z Coffee Shops (Click here to view locations and hours!) Seasonal drinks include:Frosted Pumpkin MochaApple Pie LatteCaramel Apple LattePeach Cobbler LatteSmores MochaHot Apple CiderAnd more!Additionally, the Flour Mill hooks Java Jo’z up with some Pumpkin Spice Scones! Flour Mill Bakery (Click here to view the location and hours!) Donut flavorsApple PieMaple nut fluffMaple long johnApple fritterPumpkin cake donuts – spice icing or glazedOther fun treatsMunch boards to share at Fall partiesPumpkin whoopie piesIced Sour Cream CookiesBountiful mixMix of candy corn, Bugles, pretzels, and more for a delicious treat.Gifting cookie stacks and traysPUMPKIN ROLLS!Coffee DrinkPumpkin Pie Spiced Latte Sacred Ground: Reclaimed Coffee Shops (Click here to view the location and hours!) Seasonal drinksDirty Pumpkin (pumpkin spice seasoning, chai, cinnamon, espresso, milk, topped with homemade whipped cream!)Pumpkin Spice LatteHot Apple CiderSeasonal lunch sandwichesBlack and Gold (grilled cheese with black forest ham, sharp cheddar, spicy peach preserve, and caramelized onion)Smokey Apple (grilled cheese with bacon, smoked gouda, thinly sliced apple, and caramelized onion!) Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. (Click here to view location and hours!) Seasonal drinksMaple Sage Black Pepper LattePumpkin Custard LatteHot Caramel Apple CiderLondon Fog NitroAutumn Spice Latte with Pumpkin Whipped CreamSeasonal dessertsDonutsMaple Bacon long johnSalted caramel appleSweet Potato PieS’mores DonutGelatoPumpkin CheesecakeCrepesPumpkin Pie CrepeHitchhiker (Sausage, wholegrain mustard, pepper and onion, and gouda cheese)Mushroom spinach crepe (mushrooms sautéed in white wine cream with fresh spinach and Fair Oaks Swiss) Igloo Frozen Custard (Click here to view location and hours!) Seasonal Custard FlavorsBrown sugar Cinnamon (A Greater Lafayette, IN favorite!)PumpkinOther treatsSnickerdoodle Chunky ShakeSnickerdoodle cinnamon dust and cookie pieces added to...
Indiana Bed and Breakfast Destinations

Indiana Bed and Breakfast Destinations

Cool nights with changing colors on the leaves create the perfect staycation vibes here in great old Indiana. Have you seen some of the rolling hills and canyon formations we’ve got going on? Consequently, the question arrises of where you should go or stay, and additionally, we’ve an answer for you! Bed and Breakfasts are really perfect in so many ways. However, during this specific time with COVID-19, we want to point out that Bed and Breakfasts are essentially designed with social distance in mind. Here’s an updated list of all things Indiana B&B! Before booking a room, please be sure to contact each destination for their current COVID-19 procedures and stay guidelines. Nestle Inn (Downtown Indianapolis, IN): Okay, this B&B takes a turn for the wild side with claims such as: “Not your grandma’s B&B” and WE LOVE IT. Enjoy different touches including modern touches, Downtown Indianapolis location, WiFi, breakfast options, cooking classes, and so much more!Songbird Prairie (Vaparaiso, IN): Mentioned in Midwest Living Magazine as one of the best B&B’s in the Midwest, this is one to check out!Schenck Mansion (Vevay, IN): Also, mentioned in Midwest Living Magazine as one of the best B&B’s in the Midwest! It’s a beautiful location to behold!Cabins and Candlelight (Colfax, IN): Just twenty miles from Lafayette, these cozy little cottages are perfect for a weekend getaway. The cabins include a fireplace and Jacuzzi, and it is definitely a level of relaxation the doctor would order. It is a sweet little place!The Stone Cabin Inn (Dull’s Tree Farm; Thorntown, IN): The old log cabin is on a Christmas Tree Farm, and it is a favorite...
Purdue University Upgrades and Changes

Purdue University Upgrades and Changes

2020 brought the United States (as a whole) some pretty major daily changes. Solely focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine time, we’ve experienced quite a year together. Unfortunately, regarding COVID-19, things are fully back to “normal” yet. Purdue University and their 2020 – 2021 school year is no exception. We’re here to help navigate some details in the impact that might mean for our Greater Lafayette, IN community! Sure, on campus, there are some classroom changes for in-person and online attendees and social etiquette changes for after hours hang outs, but, on a positive note, Purdue also added a couple new businesses to campus. Join us for a brief conversation on the additions, postponed openings, and adjustments for our community while Purdue University welcomes the 2020 – 2021 school year! Protect Purdue Pledge and Purdue Virtual Experiences Before returning to or joining campus, each student signed the Protect Purdue Pledge. Students gave their word to protect Purdue and the Greater Lafayette, IN community, by agreeing to practice social distancing, wear masks when indoors, avoid gathering in large groups, and so much more. There were clear requirements for the students and clear action to be taken if the health and safety of other students, staff, and consequently our community are put in jeopardy! These practices and regulations will help protect our community as a whole from an unmanageable COVID-19 outbreak. Along those same lines, many larger, regular Purdue University organized events and activities have been moved to an online platform. Check out the Purdue University Virtual Experiences page here! Surrounding Businesses Students and staff were obviously not the only...
Small Business Spotlight: Retail Therapy Boutique

Small Business Spotlight: Retail Therapy Boutique

Retail Therapy: shopping with the primary purpose of boosting one’s mood. Articles from Forbes, Healthline, Psychology Today, rave about the effectiveness of retail therapy. While it might be a slightly expensive coping mechanism, there are true and real benefits for boosting the mood while shopping. We all need a little bit of a mood boost in our lives every now and again, don’t we? Fortunately, a new, locally owned boutique down town has your mental health in mind! They’re here for you! All joking aside, this downtown friend opened their doors at the beginning of June, and we’re thankful to add them to the loved Greater Lafayette, IN small business circle! With clothing and accessory items from small and local vendors, you’ll be sure to find that unique, special piece for the perfect occasion! Dare we even say, holiday shopping?! If you’re on a stroll downtown, be sure to check this small business out, and get you some retail therapy! Keep in touch through these COVID-19 influenced times on the Retail Therapy Boutique’s Facebook page. Stay up to date with current inventory pictures on there too. Also, while you’re inside. The boutique for a visit, be sure to connect with the staff for clothing pairing tips and trends! These folk will keep you up to date with al your fashionista needs! Retail Therapy Boutique Hours, Location, and Reviews Retail Therapy is open from Tuesday to Friday from Noon to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday from 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. They close weekly on Sunday and Monday. 1005 Main St., Lafayette, IN 47901 Find helpful business reviews on Facebook and...