Archive for October, 2013

Safe Night Halloween at the State Fairgrounds

October 31, 2013 Leave a comment
Indiana State Fairgrounds

Indiana State Fairgrounds. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor, LLC

The annual Safe Night Halloween Trunk or Treat event is scheduled for 5-7 pm tonight (Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013) at Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park, Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Children under the age of 13 will be admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit, or call 317-927-7500.

Happy Halloween from!

Indianapolis Food Truck Locator Service

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Indianapolis Food Truck Locator Service

By Bob Burchfield, Editor, LLC

I’ve been working on this for months and months, and I think I’ve finally got it right: a fast, easy-to-use Indianapolis Food Truck Locator Service.

If you have a favorite food truck, the hardest thing, as you well know, is just to figure out where it is each day. You can hunt around on Twitter or Facebook. Maybe you’ll find it. Maybe not.


Now you can find all the food truck locations in the Indianapolis area with ONE CLICK on smartphone, tablet, laptop, and desktop devices: Be sure to bookmark it for quick access! Nothing to download. Nothing to install. One Web page optimized for mobile devices and viewable on all devices.

Here’s the beauty: The truck owners can add their own locations directly into this list each day with no middleman or 3rd party approval process. So you’re getting the info directly from the trucks themselves instead of having to rely on 3rd party retweets or some other method. In its first full day of service yesterday, 15 trucks reported their locations and more than 500 users visited this page.

It’s fast, functional, and best of all, FREE to both truck owners and the viewing public, courtesy of, LLC. Check it out!

Things to do in Indianapolis, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2013

October 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Purdue Hosts Big Ten Tennis, Oct. 25-28

October 25, 2013 Leave a comment
Purdue University

Purdue University. staff photo, (c) 2010, all rights reserved.

By Amanda Dahl
Purdue University

The Purdue men’s tennis team will play host to the Big Ten Singles Championships at the Schwartz Tennis Center and Lafayette Sports Center Oct. 25-28, 2013. Seven Boilermakers will be competing in the tournament that features 11 of the 12 conference programs. Lucas Dages will take to the court first as action gets underway Friday at 8 a.m. ET. One round of singles will be contested Friday, followed by two rounds of doubles starting at 4:15 p.m. All of Purdue’s matches Friday will take place at the Schwartz Tennis Center.

Aaron Dujovne

Aaron Dujovne

A pair of Purdue players received a seed in the Singles Main Draw. Third-seeded Szymon Tatarczyk is set to face Chase Tomlins of Iowa at 11:30 a.m. and Mark Kovacs, who was tabbed a 5-9 seed, will take on Penn State’s Matt Barry at 11:15 a.m.

At 9:15 a.m., Mateus Silva and Diego Acosta will be in action. Silva will meet fourth-seeded Shaun Bemstein of Michigan, while Acosta takes on Northwestern’s Fedor Baev. Freshman Matt Bouggywill be on the court at the same time as Tatarczyk, battling fifth-seeded Dusty Boyer of Nebraska. Aaron Dujovne rounds out the Boilermakers’ roster and awaits the winner of the Mac Roy of Michigan State and Northwestern’s Alp Horoz play-in match for a 1:45 p.m. contest.
The freshmen tandem of Bouggy and Dages open doubles competition in the Round of 32 at 4:15 p.m. against Shaun Bernstein and Kevin Wong of Michigan. Acosta and Dujovne follow at 4:45 p.m. with Michigan State’s Harry Jadun and Gijs Linders. Silva and Tatarczyk will be a part of the Round of 32’s final wave, taking to the court at 5:45 p.m. with Kellen Bates and Dimitrije Tasic of Indiana.

The four-day tournament features a 64-player Singles Main Draw with three play-in matches and a 32-team Doubles Main Draw.

Real-time results from matches played at the Schwartz Tennis Center can be found via Twitter @PurdueMT.

Halloween Weekend in Madison, Indiana, Oct. 25-26

October 24, 2013 Leave a comment
Lanier Mansion in Madison, Indiana.

Lanier Mansion in Madison, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Tammy York
On behalf of Visit Madison

If you’re at a loss for what to do on Halloween weekend, there are plenty fun events going on in Madison, Indiana. On Friday, October 25 at 7 p.m. start your weekend off right at the Village Lights Poetry Night’s open sign-up and mic night. You can read your own work or that of a favorite poet.  The emcee for the event is well known Madison poet Jill Kelly Koren.

Of course, on Friday you can also take advantage of the Fourth Friday Art Jam. This celebration of the arts occurs on the sidewalks and shops of the downtown area. Whether you are seeking art, listening to music, gazing at galleries, looking around, or grabbing something good to eat there is plenty to see and do from 5-8 p.m. along Madison’s Main Street.

On Saturday, October 26 continue the fun with Live Music in the Twain Room at the Village Lights Bookstore.  From 1-3 p.m. listen to Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider and his mesmerizing monthly mélange of American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on the Steinway grand.

After grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many downtown restaurants, take the kids to the Spooky Mansion between 6-8 p.m. (only on the 26th). “Our Spooky Mansion is designed for younger children and includes the King and Queen of Halloween as well as Trick-or-Treating and a craft project the kids can do.” says Gerry Reilly, site manager for the Lanier Mansion (see photo above). The activities are all ongoing between 6-8 p.m. The admission fee is only $3 per child (1 free adult admission per child). For more information contact Gerry Reilly at 812-273-0556.

For the adults, enjoy The Annual Halloween Party from 8-11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery at 208 E. Second Street. Costumes aren’t required but you’ll definitely feel like the odd man out if you aren’t wearing one. For more information call 800-948-8466.

Find out more information about what events are happening in Madison by going to the Visit Madison Facebook page or

Editor’s Acknowledgement: Landshark Communications, LLC.