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Friday, November 6, 2020

As winter approaches, all of us are looking forward to the holidays. This is the season to spend time with family and be thankful for one another. While this sounds great, we still have to stay safe meaning we won't be hitting the stores in large crowds during Black Friday and the holiday season.... Read More

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Picture this… You’re shopping, not on Amazon. You’re having dinner, somewhere other than your own house. You wake up in a bed you don’t have to make. You go outside to watch the snowfall and you don’t have to see your neighbor in his pajamas. That’s right. You’re in Bloomington. And you’re enjoying... Read More

Thursday, October 29, 2020

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. Virtual 2020 Fourth... Read More

Thursday, October 22, 2020

We here in the Midwest love our pies so much, it’s no surprise that the Hoosier Pie Trail, a 19 stop road trip showcasing the best pies in the state by Indiana’s Foodways Alliance, ranked #4 on USA Today’s Top 10 “Best Food Trail" list. Cool weather means it's the perfect time to cozy up with one... Read More

Thursday, October 22, 2020

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 offer full carryout dinners... Read More

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Although we are all excited that football is back, it is important to stay safe. For that reason, IU has decided fans and tailgating are not allowed. Tailgating at home (or "homegating"), however, keeps the tradition alive within the comforts and safety of your home. This year, trade the parking... Read More

Monday, October 19, 2020

Thanks to an amazing amount of unique limestone architecture, lush scenery, and history-laden campus, Bloomington is full of picturesque places to bring your sweetheart. When it comes time to pop the question, make sure you scope out one of Bloomington's most beautiful places to make the moment... Read More

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

From pumpkin patches to trick or treating, have some fun this Halloween in Bloomington. This year may look a bit different, but don't let that stop you from enjoying these Spooktacular events! Spooky Spectaculars Barn of Terror Haunted House: Every Friday & Saturday, Halloween Night | Barn of... Read More

Friday, September 25, 2020

Hiking is one of the best things you can do in Monroe County. Many of us have our favorite go-to hikes, but for those of you looking for something new or off the beaten path, here are some unique hikes you might not have heard of. Or maybe everyone has told you about them, and you're embarrassed... Read More

Monday, September 21, 2020

With so many colors decorating the landscape in Bloomington, fall is the perfect time to explore with your camera. We've picked 10 of our favorite places to experience fall in Bloomington whether you want to shoot the golden hues of fall foliage, IU campus icons, or pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.... Read More