Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival – April 22, 23, 24, 2016
The sweet, seductive scent of maple-sugaring time will soon be on the air and soon it’ll be time for the 47th annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival, scheduled for April 22nd, 23rd, & 24th!
Maple sugaring time: along with the smell of rain, fresh ground coffee, and spring flowers, the smell of the sugaring houses cooking all that sap down into delicious, Indiana maple syrup is one of those undeniably evocative scents that can stop you in your tracks and lead you by the nose – perhaps all of the way to Wakarusa for the annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival!
Looking for something to get you in that Christmas spirit? Elkhart’s Lerner Theatre is offering a number of wonderful, seasonal programs, including The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, and A Lerner Christmas!
The Lerner Theatre has been entertaining audiences in downtown Elkhart, Indiana since 1924, providing a wonderful venue for live acts of all kinds – music, magic, drama, and dance – as well as film screenings and much more.. Now at 91 years of age and after an extended, multimillion dollar, restoration project completed in 2011, it continues to shine.
One year away from its 50th anniversary, the Marshall County Blueberry Festival (September 4th through the 7th, 2015) is shaping up to be even bigger and better than ever with 3 stages of live entertainment, a parade, hot air balloons, fireworks, carnival rides, horse and tractor pulls, food and craft booths, a spectacular car show, blueberry-pie eating contests, and much, much more.
As I begin writing this, there is a timer on SB150‘s website that reads 35 days | 9 hours | 45 minutes | 33 seconds. What is it counting down to? A momentous event in the history of South Bend, Indiana: its sesquicentennial (150th) birthday. Indeed, 150 years ago on May 22nd, the city of South Bend was incorporated. Now they’d like to celebrate that with an enormous birthday party.
Food and Fun in the Heart of Northern Indiana Amish Country
The Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakeryis part of the Riegsecker Marketplace of Shipsewana, less than an hour’s drive from Bremen, Indiana. Infused with Amish culture and atmosphere, the Restaurant is a popular attraction for anyone seeking a traditional, made-from-scratch meal.
Catching some good entertainment is a great way to pass the time as we wait for warmer weather. Elkhart’s historic Lerner Theatre has plenty of that on tap throughout 2015 and beyond!
The Lerner Theatre has been on the corner of Franklin and Main Streets in downtown Elkhart, Indiana since November 24, 1924. Of course, it has seen lots of ups and downs since the grand opening – vaudeville, big band, the innovation of movies.
Slip out of your secret identity and slide into your tights and cape – it’s time to visit Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum in Elkhart, Indiana!
Founded by super-collector Allen Stewart, the exterior of the Hall of Heroes may look more than vaguely familiar to fans of the 1970’s animated series “Superfriends” – primarily because it has been constructed to resemble the Hall of Justice!
Studebaker cars have not been in production since 1966 but their long history and once gleaming reputation lives on at the Studebaker National Museum.
Studebaker began in South Bend in 1852 as a blacksmith shop owned by two brothers: Henry and Clement Studebaker. Once younger brothers Peter, John, and Jacob joined the team, they changed the name to the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company and proceeded to become the world’s largest manufacturer of wagons and buggies.
The very first Studebaker automobile was produced in 1902 – and was electric! It was another two years before the company manufactured their first gasoline model but they continued to make and sell both horse drawn and self-propelled vehicles until 1920.
Originally known as The Palace Theatre, The Morris Theater in South Bend, IN has been bringing the hottest acts and the biggest films to Indiana audiences since 1921.
Originally a vaudeville house and currently hosting an average of 90 shows a year, The Morris Theater is on the National Register of Historic Places, has been called Indiana’s Premiere Venue for Live Entertainment, and is consistently listed among the Top 100 Theaters Worldwide by Pollstar Magazine.
Notre Dame graduation means another school year over and the students are excited to go home and work their summer away. When I worked at Notre Dame for sixteen years, I remember how sad I was to see the students leave. I always got close to several of them, because they worked in the same department as I did. The atmosphere around campus was different in the summer. I could not wait until they came back in the Fall. Notre Dame has changed a lot since I worked there, but the spirit of excitement to learn brought an energy that just can’t be defined or replaced. The students kept me young. I will never forget my years working at Notre Dame.
We still have guest rooms available at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast for Notre Dame Graduation weekend May 17 – 18, 2013. We are only 25 minutes from campus and offer a gourmet breakfast each morning, safe parking, king/queen select comfort number beds, private baths, indoor heated pool, garden patio. Check out our website: www.scottishbb.com or call TODAY!
If you’ve been waiting for a reason to get out of the house and go somewhere, here it is. It’s Restaurant Week in South Bend, IN! The downtown area of South Bend is packed with great places to eat, drink, and see the finest in entertainment.
Restaurant Week starts on January 21, 2013, and runs through February 3, 2013. (Yes, that’s more than a week, but we just can’t pack everything into a mere 7 days.) With eleven restaurants and clubs to choose from, you’ll want to come back more than once to enjoy everything there is to see, drink, and taste.
And if you need a place to stay while you are in town, the Scottish Bed and Breakfast is only minutes away from all the action, in a peaceful rural setting. When you need to relax and recover from the excitement (so you can do it again tomorrow), there’s no better place than Scottish B&B. Warm, comfortable rooms with Sleep number beds, a relaxing atmosphere, and a hot, homecooked breakfast help you to get ready for more action.
Give us a call at 574-220-6672 or visit our website at scottishbb.com for information and reservations. Ask about our specials, too. We’d love to see you!
Since today is the first day of spring, what better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than marking our calendars for one of the highlights of the year – the Amish Garden Walk right here in Bremen, Indiana!
Amish Flower Garden
Every year the Amish community in Bremen, Indiana holds a “Garden Walk” with several Amish families participating. The annual Amish Garden Walk in the Rentown area is Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. They ask for a donation ($7.00) which helps the local Amish school. There are always new discoveries to be made among the neat rows of vegetables and bright flowers. (And no weeds!)
The Amish Garden Walk starts at the Amish School house with a sweet snack and beverage for everyone to enjoy. They also sell fresh baked goods, with proceeds benefiting the Amish community. As we walk to the different Amish gardens, the Amish grocery store gives out “FREE” homemade ice cream. It’s a great way to spend a day, and we’re helping the children in the Amish community learn by donating to their school! Don’t forget to bring your camera!
This coming weekend August 19 and 20, the Notre Dame students will be moving into their dorms for the first time if they are Freshmen or returning if a upper class student. It is the sign that summer is almost over and the first Notre Dame football game is just around the corner. Notre Dame’s first football game is on Saturday, September 3, (Labor Day weekend) against Southern Florida at 3:30 PM Eastern time in the afternoon. The Scottish Bed and Breakfast still has some guestrooms available for the Notre Dame football season. We do not raise our rates for the games, but have a two-night minimum. If you are looking for the PERFECT place to stay where you can escape the hub bub of crowded restaurants and long lines before and after the game, the Scottish Bed and Breakfast is the place to stay. You can come back to the Scottish Bed and Breakfast and just relax by the indoor pool after a long day of walking Notre Dame campus. One of the things our ND fan enjoys is hearing the band play before the game, a ND tradition. A hearty homemade breakfast served each morning on game day will give you the energy you will need to walk the campus. We will share with you the short cut to Notre Dame with no traffic, only 25 minutes south of campus