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As you may know from our previous blog post, last week the HCCVB had the pleasure of taking Indiana State Tourism blogger, Amy, and her family on a “staycation” of Hamilton County, Indiana.

Although I only tagged along for the Carmel portion of the tour, Amy and her family continued on to Noblesville. Being a native Noblesvillian, I was excited to learn that they hit two of my favorite spots, The Wild Book Store and Alexander’s On the Square.

From kitty cats to ice cream cones, click on the link below to read about this family’s adventures in Historic Downtown Noblesville:

http://www.in.gov/visitindiana/blog/

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This past week I had the pleasure of taking an Indiana State Tourism blogger, Amy, and her family on a tour of Hamilton County, Indiana.  The day was fun and relaxed – we had a delicious breakfast at Bub’s Cafe, strolled the Carmel Arts & Design District, window shopped in the Carmel Antique Mall and toured the Museum of Miniature Houses.  I was sad to leave her and her family, but I wanted them to continue on their 8 Great Towns family adventure without me tagging along!

I have anxiously been awaiting her blog post on recapping the morning – and was so happy to see they had fun.  Visit the link below for details on everything from the chocolate covered donut holes to the little bitty houses:

http://www.in.gov/visitindiana/blog/

Inside shots of Bub's Cafe in Carmel, Indiana

Inside shots of Bub's Cafe in Carmel, Indiana

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As many of you may already know, the 2009 US Senior Open is coming to Crooked Stick in Carmel, Indiana next week (Monday, July 27 – Sunday, August 2).  We are excited to watch golf greats such as Tom Watson, Greg Norman and Fuzzy Zoeller take the course.  To celebrate our excitement we would like to give away 2 tickets to the US Senior Open which includes access to the Pete Dye Club for the practice round on Wednesday, July 29. UPDATE: A VIP PARKING PASS IS ALSO INCLUDED!

Interested?  To win these tickets, correctly answer the following question: Who won the 1981 US Senior Open?

I will keep the comments hidden until it is time to randomly select the winner (all names will be put into a hat).  This contest closes at 4:00 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 22).

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A few weeks ago, I posted about my visit to the Simply Sweet Shoppe in Carmel – it was such a fun trip, but I didn’t have any pictures to show how unique this store is from other shops.  WELL, I found some!  So they are posted below – enjoy as a preview before making sure to go in person:

The outside of the Shoppe

The outside of the Shoppe

YUM!

YUM!

Look at all of that candy - wow

Look at all of that candy - wow

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This past Friday, the Sheridan Historical Society hosted an Open House to tour Boxely Cabin – an 1828 log structure that was the refuge of Virginia abolitionist George Boxley, the first white settler in Adams Township.  Brenda Bush, from the Sheridan Historical Society, reported back to us on the success (and fun!) of the event: 

 

 

 

Circle City Bluegrass Band played in Veterans Park on Friday night and they were great… about 175 people came and 20 families took time to go into Boxley Cabin–they were quite curious about George (Boxley)!  The weather was wonderful, people were everywhere on the property–on the hill, on the gazebo lawn and streetside…

Eight Hamilton County painters arranged by Pamela Bliss and Larry Kasey have signed up to come to “Arts in the Park” on Saturday, August 22 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)… The white-tailed squirrels are now living in the Boxley Cabin foreground–so who knows what will be painted! Larry inspected the park last week and founding it “quite suitable.” 

 

Boxely Cabin in Veterans Park, Sheridan

Boxely Cabin in Veterans Park, Sheridan

 

Sounds like a great event – we are looking forward to “Arts in the Park.”  For more information visit the Sheridan Historical Society website: http://sheridanhistoricalsociety.com.

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1. Dance with friends in the pavilion of Verizon Wireless to some of your favorite songs at the No Doubt concert – Friday, July 10.

2. Looking for a free event that is perfect for the whole family?  West Park in Carmel is hosting “Movies in the Park” – Friday, July 10.

3. Buy fresh fruits, veggies, flowers and more at the Fishers Farmer’s Market – Saturday, July 11.

4. Rock the District in Carmel and enjoy 3 stages of music, highlighting the best in local bands, food, fun and more! – Saturday, July 11.

5. Wander Noblesville Square while browsing artwork on display by local artists and craft makers.  Many creations are also available for sale!  – Saturday, July 11. 

6. Hop aboard the train in Noblesville and ride to Fishers on the Nickel Plate Limited – Saturday, July 11.

7. Get spooked on the Nefarious Noblesville Ghost Walk Tour– Saturday, July 11.

8. Tee off with pals at one of our beautifully manicured local golf courses – Sunday, July 12. 

 

*Visit us online at http://8GreatTowns.com for more details on the activities above.

 

Rock the District, Photo Courtesy of Wyant Photography

Rock the District, Photo Courtesy of Wyant Photography

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Today I was reading through the 75 Dishes to Crave article in the June Indianapolis Monthly and found my mouth watering…  So many thingsNoble Coffee & Tea on the list sound absolutely amazing (#38…  #66…  #69…).  After reading #5 on the list I had to muster all of my self-control to NOT drive straight to Matteo’s on the Noblesville Square to devour a plate of “cream-drenched cheese-stuffed tortellini.”  YUM!

The article also made me think – what are some of the dishes in Hamilton County that I crave?  What about my co-workers?  We ARE the self proclaimed experts on all things food in Hamilton County’s 8 Great Towns and we have some unique, great local Indiana dining options here – so below is a list of 8 Dishes that WE Crave (thank you to Indianapolis Monthly for the great story – and the extra 5 pounds I will gain as a result):

1. For me, anything from “Happy Hour” at Kona Grill is what I crave.  At various times throughout the week you can eat sushi, pizzas, tacos and other appetizers at unbelievable prices ($3-$5, and drinks are also discounted).  The California Roll is my personal favorite, followed closely by the Margherita Pizza.  14395 Clay Terrace Blvd., Carmel, 566-1400

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