As of April 6, 2021, the Elkhart County Health Department is requiring people to wear masks indoors and outdoors when 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained. Here is a summary of what is allowed right now in Elkhart County (Read More). 

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Paddling Elkhart River

(Photo by Marshall V. King) Paddling Elkhart River mixes urban and rural for a new experience every trip By Marshall V. King The beauty of the Elkhart River isn’t that it’s just one thing. Stretches are rural and secluded. Others are lined with houses or go under major highways. The river flows…

Five places to complete your Christmas shopping

We’re coming down to the deadline, with only a few more days until Christmas. But now’s not the time to panic. These places make it easy to finish your shopping! Clean the slate at Soapy Gnome The Soapy Gnome is the perfect quick stop for a hostess gift. Whether you’re making an out-of-town trip…

Four places to find really cool old stuff

Cool stuff never goes out of style. That’s why spending your day browsing Elkhart County’s antique shops can yield a rich and rewarding bounty. Here are our top picks for antiquing: Beardsley Avenue Antiques District, Elkhart This stretch on the west side of Elkhart was once a hub of manufacturing…

Adventure Starts Here!

Are you ready for loads of fun and unforgettable experiences? The 2018 Heritage Trail Adventures guide is your source for info! 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine, see a fantastic concert or play, or buy the one-of-a-kind handmade items that our area is known for. New to…

Adventure Starts Here!

Are you ready for loads of fun and unforgettable experiences? The 2018 Heritage Trail Adventures guide is hitting the shelves at area business, restaurants, shops and along the I 80/90 Indiana Toll Road. It’s 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine, see a fantastic concert or…

Goshen's Millrace Canal is a rush for the senses

By Marshall V. King GOSHEN — When Mike Puro was a kid, his parents didn’t want him walking along the Millrace Canal. Puro was drawn to the path and canal even as a youngster back in the 1950s and the water in the canal rushed by as Puro walked to Parkside Elementary School. More than 30 years…

Four places in Elkhart County to explore by boat

A view of the Elkhart River near Goshen (Photo by Marshall V. King) Elkhart County is full of great places to paddle during the daytime. In fact, it offers lovely views even at night, particularly when your vessel is equipped with Atlantic Marine - boat lights. What a stunning sight! Here are…