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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Every year about this time, we start getting antsy. Winter has lost its snowy luster and is more like a heavy ice block weighing us down. So when March hits, we start thinking about spring, and spring break; a chance to take a little breather from the hum-drum that's been playing monotonously since... Read More

Thursday, January 29, 2015

It's always nice when other people recognize how cool your city is. Luckily for us, 2014 was a banner year of accolades for Bloomington, Indiana! Here are some of the highlights. Top 8 Indiana Beaches - Indy Star Monroe Lake in Bloomington made this list of the state's top beaches from the... Read More

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

For my birthday from my wife I received a wonderful Vega Stylista's Foxhole gift certificate for a shave and scalp massage. I easily made an appointment for the "Lock, Stock and Barrell" through their website, www.vegastylistasfoxhole.com . The LSB is described "for men who prefer a completely... Read More

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Maybe we don't have a blanket of fluffy white snow covering the ground just yet, but Bloomington is already covered in holiday beauty because our residents take pride in hanging holiday lights and decorations. I posted a question on our Facebook page asking for advice about the best places to see... Read More

Monday, November 10, 2014

Don't worry if you can't or don't want to cook a big Thanksgiving meal, because these Bloomington restaurants have got you covered! Each offers a delicious meal on Thanksgiving day, so turn off the oven and head on over. Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse will offer a traditional Thanksgiving buffet of... Read More

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In Bloomington, the leaves aren't the only things that change with the seasons. Many of our local restaurants change their menus to feature seasonal dishes with a Bloomington flair. We've gathered a sampling of some of the tastiest fall flavors from popular Bloomington restaurants, with tempting... Read More

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Whether you're afraid of the dark or a horror movie superfan, Bloomington has plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween. Check out this list of the top events across the city, and feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments! 5th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch October 11 Monroe... Read More

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Every May, something glorious happens to Bloomington: the students leave. Specifically, the large mass of energetic, creative, fun and sometimes overwhelming IU students. Those of us who live in Bloomington year-round take a collective deep breath that Monday in May after graduation. It's not that... Read More

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

If you follow us on Twitter, you may have noticed us tweeting this week using the hashtag #traveleffect - so, what does that mean, anyway? Well, this week (May 3-11) is National Travel & Tourism Week, so destinations and other travel related businesses around the country are celebrating by talking... Read More