Purdue Memorial Union

Purdue Memorial Union

Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN proudly hold Purdue University as part of the community. Here since 1869, this public university feeds our area jobs, and it holds deep historical value within the Greater Lafayette, IN circle. Currently, according to US News, “Purdue’s undergrad enrollment sits at ~ 33,500 students on its 2,468 acre campus.” If only John Purdue and the original crew would’ve known what it would become today! One staunch piece of Purdue Universty’s history is the Purdue Memorial Union. PMU is one of the most striking buildings on campus. Loaded with fun things to see and do, PMU is a must see when you get here to tour the campus. Here’s a small list of its amenities and attributes! FYI- there’s an entire website dedicated to the PMU. Most of the historical and factual information quoted in this article are from this website! Click here to visit. Purdue Memorial Union’s History “In the early days of the 20th century, the https://www.purdue.eduPurdue University community began to see the need for a place where all campus life could gather and receive alumni and campus visitors. George O. Hayes, a member of the Class of 1912, first proposed the idea of a student union at Purdue University. The student council endorsed the idea and the Class of 1912 established and contributed to a student union fund drive in lieu of a class gift. In previous years, each senior donated $5 toward the completion of the new Memorial Gymnasium. When the Memorial Gymnasium was completed, it was decided that senior donations would go towards a student union. A constitution was prepared...
Summer’s End Around Greater Lafayette

Summer’s End Around Greater Lafayette

With just a few more weeks of summer here in the Midwest, it’s time to wrap up those summer bucket lists. We’re in prime tomato season (God bless it!), and evenings are cooling down again- creating the perfect patio or backyard hang out situations. Here are some fun ideas to create a few more summer memories with family and friends. Greater Lafayette Swimming Options Area pools are still open until Labor Day, but most have adjusted hours to accommodate “Back to School” life! Tropicanoe Cove and Prophetstown Pools are only open on the weekends until Labor Day, and other pools, such as Castaway Bay and Vinton Pool, are officially closed for the season. Click here for local pool navigation and their official updated hours! Camping at Prophetstown Nestled right in our backyard, Prophetstown State Park camping is a real treat on these cool summer nights. Prophetstown has super fun trail options, historical sights and information, fishing, playgrounds, and fun at the farm for families. RV and tent spots are available! Click here to reserve your camping spot today! Dog N Suds Pull up and have a coney dog and root beer one last time before they close for the season! Or go a few more times before they close for the season. We won’t judge you. Canoe Trip Take a trip down the Tippecanoe River or Wildcat Creek. Try out Ray’s Canoes and Kayaks in Delphi for a launching pad! Ice Cream Crawl Lafayette’s Rotary Presents the Ice Cream Crawl on August 21st, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. Pay a small fee per person and sample ice cream...
All Things New at Columbian Park

All Things New at Columbian Park

New things abound at Lafayette, Indiana’s Columbian Park, and if you know of it already, you know it seriously looks like a different place. The improvements and advancements are quality, creating an entirely new feel to the already beautiful 40 acre inner city park. Classic aspects to the park still exist: the train, diverse and age appropriate playgrounds, and rentable gazebos, etc., but now progress is happening too. Seek and check out these new additions next time you visit Columbian Park in Greater Lafayette, IN! Loeb Stadium Rendering of Loeb Stadium, American StructurePoint The south side of Columbian Park took in some major visual changes and Loeb Stadium is one large culprit of that change! Loeb Stadium was built this past year to bring more baseball to our area. Lafayette Aviators call this new stadium their home as well as little leaguers from our community. The surrounding stoplights, sidewalks, and streetlights also benefitted from this upgrade, completing the look they were going for. It truly is a fantastic addition to Columbian Park, making the south entrance to the park feel luxurious. Tropicanoe Cove Photo credit: www.homeofpurdue.com/articles/post/columbian-park/ Tropicanoe Cove gained a couple slides within the past couple years, expanding the entertainment level of Columbian Park‘s pool to high quality good times. There’s fun for all aged kiddos to have an amazing time here. These slides actually even entertain the adults who come too! Fortunately for all Romanski Group Clients, we host a client appreciation event here. So, if you’re longing to experience this without the daily crowd, be sure to send us a referral or consider allowing us to represent...
Back to School for Greater Lafayette

Back to School for Greater Lafayette

Greater Lafayette, IN has many desirable school corporations that offer amazing education options. Consider public or private education – we have it all. As area schools head back, here are each corporation’s start dates and school calendars/websites. Check out this convenient list! Lafayette School Corporation LSC returns August 10th, 2021. Click here for the school calendar! Tippecanoe School Corporation TSC returns August 11th, 2021. Click here to view the school calendar. Lafayette Catholic School System Lafayette Catholic School System schools return August 16th, 2021. Click here to view the school calendar! West Lafayette Community School Corporation WLSC heads back August 11th, 2021. Click here to view the school calendar! Lafayette Christian School LCS begins August 11th, 2021. Click here to see the school schedule! Faith Christian School FCS hitch school students begin August 12th, 2021, but all classes resume on August 13th, 2021. Click here to see all scheduled events for Ramp Up week and beyond! Benton Community School Corporation Benton County returns August 11th, 2021. Click here to view the school calendar! Carroll County Consolidated Schools Carrol County Schools return August 11th, 2021. Click here to view important Carrol County School dates. Clinton Prairie School Corporation CPSC starts August 6th, 2021. Click here to view the school calendar. Delphi Community Schools DCS starts August 12th, 2021. Click here to view the school calendar. Community Schools of Frankfort Frankfort schools start August 6th, 2021. Click here for the school calendar! Frontier School Corporation FSC starts August 6th, 2021. Click here to view the school calendar! Rossville Consolidated School Corporation RCSC starts August 6th, 2021. Click here to access the...
National Ice Cream Day- July 18th

National Ice Cream Day- July 18th

Hey, Greater Lafayette! The entire month of July is actually National Ice Cream Month, and the 3rd Sunday of July (since 1984). So this year, we celebrate July 18th, 2021! We’re here to show you how to make the most of this delicious holiday. Come chat with us on how to enjoy your National Ice Cream Day to the fullest in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. If there’s one thing we know how to serve up – it’s ice cream! Fun facts about Ice Cream First, let’s chat serious facts. Here are notable ice cream fun-to-knows! “It takes about 50 licks to finish a single-scoop ice cream cone.The perfect temperature for scooping ice cream is between 6° & 10°F.‘Brain freeze’ occurs when ice cream touches the roof of your mouth.1 in 10 people admit to licking the bowl clean after eating ice cream.1 in 5 share with their pet.” Additionally, did you know there’s an entire website devoted to all things ice cream?! At icecream.com, fun and yummy facts, recipes, and so much more are all over there. Check it out! Click here are a few facts about ice cream from their website! Ice Cream Shops in Greater Lafayette, Indiana You can certainly celebrate by sharing a delectable bowl of your favorite ice cream flavor from the grocery, or you can pick a local ice cream shop to support for the evening! Many ice cream options around town would love to treat you! Here are just a few of our favorites! Igloo Frozen Custard: A local gem! Enjoy creamy custard at one of their 3 Lafayette, IN locations and you won’t be disappointed. Budge’s Drive In:...