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The Map Collective: Your Favorite Place in Town

Google Maps lets you carve out meaning in your geography. With a good map, you can fly around and view all the different sites shared by friends and strangers. I love how you can tell a story in — or… Continue Reading →

Mystery! Intrigue! Food!: A Night with Pop-Up Lafayette

To get an invite to the hottest dining spot in town, you have to know people. If you’re lucky enough to know people, you then have to follow a series of instructions to get a ticket. It’s a limited seating… Continue Reading →

Riffing with Dave Bangert

A few weeks ago, Journal & Courier Opinions page editor Dave Bangert conducted an interview with yours truly to delve deeper into how Think Lafayette fits into the new Community of Choice era. He honed in on the idea that we… Continue Reading →

Behind Signage, City Code, Street Art, and the Banana House

At question this month in West Lafayette is the sudden presence of the “banana house” and whether or not it should be allowed to stay or if it must go. Many locals in local media turned out with lots of… Continue Reading →

Beginner’s Guide to Lafayette: Purdue University Campus

So you want to see Purdue campus? You want to be literate in the highlights of Purdue culture? This is a beginner’s guide to the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. You must see the following, red brick and… Continue Reading →

Indiana Insider’s Trip to Lafayette

Some of us are bittersweet enough about the GLA to wonder why someone would ever vacation here as a tourist. This fall, a family with the Indiana Insider blog did just that. On a three-day-two-night vacation, they visited Wolf Park,… Continue Reading →

Gallery: Scenes From the Main Street Family Mash

This weekend Bicycle Lafayette hosted their first event, the Main Street Family Mash, a mass bike ride for all ages through downtown Lafayette, in conjunction with the Fall Riverside Bike Polo Tournament. The Lafayette Police Department helped with the ride… Continue Reading →

Can a Music Video Make Your City Desirable?

Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been on the bad end of some press lately, from being named the fattest and dumbest city in the nation, to the most riddled with cholesterol.  Ouch. This, along with the ever-present issue of brain drain,… Continue Reading →

Thanks Again, Forbes!

Forbes magazine has once again recognized the Lafayette area as a community of choice, this time as #15 in a list of the best small cities for business and careers, measuring job growth, education ranks, and cost of doing business… Continue Reading →

Seeking A Cure for Brain Drain

Earlier this month, we were proud to report that Lafayette, Indiana, was ranked among the top smartest cities in the United States. We could conclude that our scores were artificially high because of the number of students represented in the… Continue Reading →

A Bridge, A Rainbow, and a McCommunity of Choice

After avoiding the heat and the crowd at the Taste of Tippecanoe for a couple of years, I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the event and the mix of folks it drew to the downtown district last Saturday…. Continue Reading →

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