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Happy Halloween

It's the spooky, frightening day we have all been waiting for! It's Halloween! Monday, October 31, 2016, What are you dressing up as this year? Something scary like a haunted witch? Or maybe a sports fan in support of the world's greatest university, Purdue?! I am really excited because my daughter…

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Fall Fun on Purdue Campus

Fall is my favorite season at Purdue. The leaves are starting to change colors and anywhere you walk you can see gorgeous hues of red, orange, and yellow dotting the trees. Once these leaves fall to the ground, I particularly enjoy the crunch sound that they make beneath my feet. If it wouldn’t look…

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Be Spooked this Halloween Weekend!

[caption id="attachment_8424" align="alignright" ] Exploration Acres[/caption] It's a scary, spooky Halloween Weekend Update! Do not miss this weekend of fun Halloween activites in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana. Take a quick run through a straw bale maze, then visit an 18-acre corn maze…

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Painting with a Twist: A Fun Spin on a Night Out

You walk into the studio, easels are set up with blank canvases and there is a featured selection in the front of the room. You sit down in front of one of the easels. By the end of the event, this blank canvas in front of you will be filled with images and colors much like what you see in front…

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Halloween Classic, Boo at the Zoo

Boo! Halloween is almost here and we are frightfully excited for Boo at the Zoo! On October 26-28, this "hauntingly-friendly" event is back for another awesome year of scares and laughter. Boo at the Zoo is perfect for pre-school and elementary school-aged children. The event features a nightly…

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Weekend Update: Purdue Half Marathon & Haunted Adams Mill

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana. [caption id="attachment_4109" align="alignright"…

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National Pasta Day - Mac N' Cheese Done Right

Today, October 17, 2016 is National Pasta Day! We love our pasta in Lafayette-West Lafayette and we are home to some pretty amazing restaurants featuring some homemade, rich pasta dishes. There are so many diverse pasta dishes that it is hard to choose a favorite. Do you have a local favorite…

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Bike Share! Check out Zagster

Have you heard? Lafayette-West Lafayette is now home to a new bike share program called Zagster! Purdue has partnered with Alcoa Foundation to bring bike sharing to campus, Lafayette and West Lafayette. Bike sharing is a key contributor to the transportation options in our community and is a fun…

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Two Cultures Clashed: Battle of Tippecanoe

A piece of American history lies 7 miles north of Lafayette-West Lafayette in a wooded area where Native Americans lost their hold on the fertile Midwestern lands they had roamed for thousands of years in the Battle of Tippecanoe. The Tippecanoe Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark, is a site…

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