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Friday, December 15, 2017

Dining Out Christmas Eve & Christmas Day B-Town Diner • 3261 W. 3 rd Street • 812-332-6610 Sunday, December 24: Open until 2 pm Monday, December 25: Closed Cracker Barrel • 380 N. Jacob Drive • 812-323-9114 Sunday, December 24: 6 am - 2 pm, Monday, December 25: Closed Denny’s • 2160 N Walnut •... Read More

Monday, December 4, 2017

Offices are so last year. Co-working spaces give entrepreneurs, freelancers, and students a space to collaborate. Without the drama of office politics and competition, entrepreneurs and students alike can go to workspaces to meet other professionals while reaping the benefits of working... Read More

Monday, November 20, 2017

Don't let holiday gift giving overwhelm you this year; there are so many wonderful shops in town with the perfect gift for the people in your life. We have rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas to help check a few more things off your list. And don't forget to Shop Small on Saturday, November... Read More

Friday, November 17, 2017

From Indiana University basketball to holiday events, mark your calendars for these events in December. Krampus Rampage & Bazaar December 2 Will you be naughty or nice? Everyone will be there: the Angels, St. Nicholas, and of course the Krampus. Make Krampus crafts, watch the parade, and have your... Read More

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The holidays are indeed holly and jolly, but in Bloomington, they are anything but ordinary. As the temperatures fall (maybe some snow too), get into the spirit with holiday events, unique shopping, and plenty of delicious treats to share with your loved ones, big and small. Holiday Tradition:... Read More

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. If you're not interested in destroying your kitchen while dressing a turkey this year, let someone else do all the work this year. To help make your holiday planning even easier, we've rounded up the restaurants in town that will be open on Thanksgiving... Read More

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sugar Cream Pie is the official state pie of Indiana, although it's not as common today, the treat put Indiana on the map for being a dessert capital of America. Though the “Hoosier Pie” recipe, consisting of a flaky buttery crust filled with a smooth vanilla and maple cream center, originated from... Read More

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We know most people will be home in a couple of weeks cooking away with family and friends but just in case you want a little help, we've put together an amazing list of local goodies to bring to your Thanksgiving table. Good food (and booze) helps bring all of those different personalities and... Read More

Monday, October 30, 2017

Small Business Saturday is all about celebrating your local community by supporting the small businesses that make it special. We're so lucky in Bloomington to have a plethora of unique shops where you can find amazing gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Many of Bloomington's shops are... Read More

Friday, October 20, 2017

It may be getting colder outside but our event calendar is still jam-packed with fun for visitors and locals! This month head to Bloomington to cheer on the Hoosiers, shop local for the holidays, or see a show! Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Art Show and Sale November 3-4 Over 75 artists from... Read More