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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 →

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 →

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 →

Lafayette Eats: Where to Eat in the GLA

Nobody can argue that the Greater Lafayette area doesn’t have a lot of restaurants. Local mythology is that we have the greatest restaurant per capita ratio in the United States. Believe it? Depends. But that does mean that we spend… Continue Reading →

Ham!

Southern transplants, bacon enthusiasts, and 30 Rock fans, have I got something for you: a silly widget of a website made by Ed Finkler, the web developer, tech community organizer, and local funny guy we profiled last year.

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 →

Window Shopping

Out and about this week, I had the opportunity to drop by a handful of charming local shops. American Treasures and One Earth Gallery This Lafayette staple carries a variety of Native-American and international fair trade items, including a huge… Continue Reading →

Sticking Around Lafayette

In 2010, novelist Patricia Henley wrote a thoughtful piece for the Smithsonian magazine on how she came to the Lafayette area, her decision to make this her home, and the persistent conversation among other Indiana writers who are “always trying… Continue Reading →

Happy Fourth of July!

Have a happy Independence Day, folks. We hope to see you downtown for the free annual Stars & Stripes show at Riehle Plaza, 200 N. Second Street in downtown Lafayette, featuring live music at 7pm and fireworks a little after… Continue Reading →

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