New Year’s Eve in Greater Lafayette

New Year’s Eve in Greater Lafayette

How will you wrap up the decade? What a time to be alive! Here are some local, Greater Lafayette, IN options for your families and friends to create an unforgettable New Year’s evening! Family Friendly Faith Church hosts a New Year’s Eve Spectacular at each of their Community Center locations! Hang out from 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. Here’s what’s happening at every spot!Faith East Community Center (Lafayette, IN): “Free Popcorn, playing in our 5,900 sq. ft. indoor Oasis Park, Laser Tag, Movies, Bingo, Raffles, Games”Faith West Community Center (West Lafayette, IN): “Free Popcorn, Pizza, Bounce House, Bingo with Prizes, Movies, Games”Northend Community Center (Lafayette, IN): “Dinner, Movie, Popcorn, 3v3 Tourney, Video Games, Legos, and more… “Zoo year’s eve (Columbian park Zoo; Lafayette, IN): We’re bummed to inform you that this one’s SOLD OUT. However, check out the link for information to plan next year!NYE family Celebration (Arrowhead Bowl; Lafayette, IN): Get your bowl on this NYE! Tue, December 31 from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. or 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. The Sage’s New Year’s Eve Pathfinder & Starfinder Society (West Lafayette, IN): Open board gaming! Check out this event for some competitive fun on NYE!New Year’s Eve Dinner (Bistro 501; Downtown Lafayette, IN): Tuesday, December 31st from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. Bistro will have a special menu available!New Year’s Party (Great United Skates; Lafayette, IN): Come skate in the New Year from 7:30 P.M. – 1:00 A.M. at Lafayette’s own skating rink! Admission is $30, and that get’s you in for 3 admissions in Jan/Feb. Prizes, live DJ, and more! 21+ Farmhouse NYE Celebration (Fair Oaks, IN) At the Fair Oaks Farmhouse doors...
7 Ways to Beat The Winter Blues

7 Ways to Beat The Winter Blues

With short daylight hours and long night time hours, the winter blues, or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), hit many Americans during the winter months. It’s actually a pretty common thing! According to Psychology Today, “Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect 10 million Americans. Another 10 percent to 20 percent may have mild SAD. SAD is four times more common in women than in men. The age of onset is estimated to be between the age of 18 and 30.” So, what does that mean for us? Quality of life is important to us here at the Romanski Group. So, we’ve complied a list of helpful tips and suggestions for overcoming the winter blues. Surviving the Winter Blues Remain active!Gyms, indoor activities such as sports teams or a session at Painting with a Twist, Prophetstown State Park for a winter hike, or even a stroll on Purdue University’s campus during a work break are all ways to boost your moral during winter. Hobbies such as woodworking, guitar playing, or jewelry making are options too!Make healthier eating choices. Fruits, veggies, whole grains, and proteins feed nutrients to the body, giving an overall better feeling day to day experience. When you feast on junk food, you feel like junk! Healthier food choices help your body to feel better.Decorate with bright colors.Bright colors within your home or just simply opening blinds and windows can boost your daily morale during these scarce daylight hours! Take advantage while you can.Keep your home warm in temperature.Cozy blankets and layers when you leave the house help to keep your body temp higher. Psychological studies actually suggest...
Snow Much Fun Around Lafayette

Snow Much Fun Around Lafayette

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! When the white, fluffy, flaky friend comes to town, there are snow many ways to enjoy it! Midwest winters offer a combination of weather patterns, but the most fun, beautiful, and engaging is definitely SNOW! Let us encourage you to get out and play! You might be a little chilly, but you won’t regret the memories made. Here are some of our best suggestions on how to enjoy these winter days to the max in Greater Lafayette, IN. Sledding: Here are the public sledding hills of Greater Lafayette, IN! Murdock Park (Lafayette, IN): This sledding hill offers man made snow. Therefore, even if we only get a dusting, this one still offers great sledding.Slater Hill (West Lafayette, IN): A beautiful little spot where you can see Purdue University‘s campus decorated with snow. There are people of all shapes, ages, and sizes at this location, but this is a favorite for Purdue students.Wea Ridge Elementary School (Lafayette, IN): Located on the south side of Lafayette, the incline of this hill is isolated into a valley area. So, it makes a perfect spot for families to congregate. The hill itself is on the north side of the school.Happy Hallow Park (West Lafayette, IN): This park is one of our favorites at all times of the year! Winter specifically offers beautiful, snowy scenery. It’s loaded will little bunny hills, trails, and a one tube shoot that blows your hair back as you shoot down. Ice Skating Visit Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette, IN for some ice skating fun. The Riverside Skating Center gives opportunity for...
Small Business Spotlight: McCord Candies

Small Business Spotlight: McCord Candies

Historic McCord Candies is a Greater Lafayette, IN downtown business that holds a piece of our heart in the Christmas season! From their name, you deduce that they have candies here, but this business is so much more. It’s one of the oldest businesses in Greater Lafayette, IN, starting in 1912, and it’s part of tradition! They serve lunch sandwiches, phosphates (homemade sodas), candy canes (see below for tour information), chocolates, gift boxes, gummies, and more! This shop is a must see, especially during the holidays. Still looking for the perfect gift? McCord Candies has gift boxes available with their in house recipes! 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 spread out the sugar, melt the goods in a copper pot, and then give you an opportunity to mold your very own candy cane into whatever you want! Some before you have knotted or heart-ed or balled up their candy cane. The artistic ability is yours! Not to mention, at the end of the tour you can view Downtown Lafayette, IN through the upstairs windows. It’s one of the most beautiful views in Downtown Lafayette! Taking a candy cane tour is easy peasy. Tours are open:Friday’s 5:30-7:30Saturday’s noon-7:00Sunday’s noon-5:00 Tours are $5/person. McCord Candies Hours, Location, and Reviews Open from 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. on Monday – Saturdayand 12:00...
Small Business Spotlight: The Homestead

Small Business Spotlight: The Homestead

Home. What’s it to you? A warm meal with the people you love? A cozy spot on the couch with a blanket and a cup of coffee? Or is it just wherever you are with your tribe of family or friends? Well, we’ll tell you what- when you walk into the Homestead, you’ll feel at home. Well, it’ll feel like home, but it comes with the benefits of a homestead. From cozy corners for plugging in and for work or study in the afternoon to homemade goodies to fuel the day, there are so many things to love about this little hidden Greater Lafayette, IN gem! The Homestead Mission The Homestead, owned by Mike and Jody, has a heart to serve you up something wholesome and fresh straight from their kitchen. We took this little blurb right from their website because it describes their goal in their own, perfect words! Products at the Homestead With that mission statement in mind, you’ll “ooh” and “ahh” over the list of products available. We’re talking frozen meals for busy dinner nights, gift boxes to spoil the people in your life, fresh baked goods to fuel your day, a deli and lunch specials (complete with a daily calendar), catering for your events, or even fundraising for your organization! We encourage you to explore the Homestead‘s website for details on all aspects of these product areas (and photos of delicious food!). Be sure to stop by and try them out for breakfast, lunch, or a take home dinner. Enjoy your visit home at the Homestead! The Homestead Hours, Location, and Reviews Open Monday –...
Small Business Spotlight: Bask Aroma Co.

Small Business Spotlight: Bask Aroma Co.

bask / verb:revel in and make the most of (something pleasing) If there was any scent in the world for you to name as your favorite, what scent would that be? At a super fun addition to the Greater Lafayette, IN area, Bask Aroma Co., you can create your own personal aroma to bask in! It’s a fun, unique way to personally get creative, but it’s also a great thing to do with people you love! We had an opportunity as team to visit Bask Aroma and have some creative time together. Here’s what to expect when you come by for a visit! Bask Aroma’s Products and Party Options Bask Aroma Co. is a place where you can make your own personal scent for many different products. According to the Bask Aroma Co. Facebook page, you can, “Pour your own premium soy candles, room sprays, or diffusers at our Candle Bar with the fragrance you create! [They also have] wax melts, body scrub, shower gel, bubble bath, hand soap as options as well.” So, anything you can apply a fragrance to and enjoy, Bask Aroma’s got you. Additionally, it helps to know ahead of time what to expect when we say, “Create your own scent.” Click here to view the numerous fragrance options available! Bask Aroma also helps “scent” your business with private label options. Click here to dig into this unique offer! Bask Aroma Co. welcome patrons by walk in normally, but by appointment for larger groups. If you plan to attend with a group with over 5 people, click here for more information on how to notify...