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Brown County Almanack

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Finding your way All the information you need to enjoy every nook and cranny of beautiful Brown County.

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Common Ground Brown County Coffee Co. Horsin’ Around

The lists of where to shop, stay and play 8 Shopfinder Directory 13 Local Services 14 Houses of Worship 16 Art Colony of the Midwest 19 Antiques and Collectibles 20 Handmade in Brown County 36 Entertainment 38 Lodging 42 Conferences, Retreats & Reunions 44 Food, Snacks & Spirits 46 Unique & Specialty Shops 50 Spring Events 53 Ongoing Events

Maps Nashville Street Map | Page 10 Map of Brown County | Page 12 cover Photo | Shelby Jean Mayo, then 7, at the Brown County Fairgrounds in 2011. Photo by Megan o’Bryan/Brown County Democrat.

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Anne Ryan Miller Glass Studio 16 Barb Brooke Davis E3 16 Brown County Art Gallery F12 16, 38 Brown County Art Guild F5 16, 40 Brown County Craft Gallery E8 16 Brown County Visitors Center E5 13 B3 Gallery 16, 20, 21 Cathy’s Corner G6 19, 20, 42, 46 Cathy Haggerty 16 Charlene Marsh Studio & Gallery Pg. 12 17 Connie Simmonds/Smashing Designs E3 2, 17 Dick Ferrer E3 17 Dixie Ferrer E3 17 Elizabeth O’Rear Studio & Gallery 17 Faerie Hollow Studio 17 Ferrer Gallery E3 17 Homestead Weaving Studio 12 16 Hoosier Artist Studio G3 17 Mary Jo Limp Pg. 12 18 Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts G3 18 Spears Gallery Pg. 12 18, 53 Susan Threehawks E3 18 The Clay Purl 16 Waldron Gallery of Brown County F5 18

BABY Babies, Toddlers & More G6 Foxfire & Foxfire E8

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BATH & BODY Johanna Lee Bathology D4 The Crow’s Nest H6

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BIRDHOUSES & FEEDERS Madeline’s G5 The Crow’s Nest H6

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BOOKS The Book Loft E3 The Clay Purl The Crow’s Nest H6

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Brewery Big Woods Brewing Co.

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CLOTHING & ACCESSORIEs Babies, Toddlers & More G6 For Bare Feet E4, F3 Foxfire & Foxfire E8 House of Thunder Men’s Toy Shop Peg Ann’s Boutique G3 T-Shirt Shop I5 The Crow’s Nest H6

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CONFERENCES RETREATS & REUNIONS Abe Martin Lodge Pg. 12 Artists Colony Inn G6 Brown County Inn L5 Camp Palawopec Lodge Pg. 12 Comfort Inn L10 Hampton Inn – Edinburgh 23 Hampton Inn – Seymour 23 Hilton Garden Inn 23 Holiday Inn Express – Seymour Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Hotel Nashville A4 Rawhide Ranch Pg. 12 Salt Creek Golf Retreat Pg. 12 The Seasons Lodge L12

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Foxfire & Foxfire E8 15, 46 Brown County Antique Mall Pg. 12 19, 36 Madeline’s G5 47, 51 Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts H6 4, 19, 20, 46 Nashville General Store & Bakery I9 14, 19, 45 Cathy’s Corner G6 19, 20, 42, 46 The Crow’s Nest H6 16, 48 Flower & Herb Barn 27 7, 19, 46 The Ferguson House G3 15, 48 Michael’s Flowers & Antiques D3 7, 19, 48 Nashville General Store & Bakery I9 14, 19, 45 CANDY The Crow’s Nest H6 16, 48 Jack and Jill Nut Shop G5 20, 44, 47 The Vintage Rose G7 19, 37 The Candy Dish E3 2, 45, 48 Touch of Silver Gold & Old E8 19, 21, 38, 49 Nashville Fudge Kitchen 45, 55 Brown County Clocks 4, 46 Carmel Corn Cottage C4 41, 44

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19th Hole Pg. 12 Abe Martin Lodge Pg. 12 Apple Works Artists Colony Inn G6 Big Woods Brewing Co. C3 Brown County Inn L5 Brown County Steak & Seafood Co. Pg. 12 Brown County Winery E7,5 Hobnob Corner E5 Hotel Nashville A4 Jack and Jill Nut Shop G5 McDonald’s L11 Miller’s Ice Cream House E3 Nashville General Store & Bakery I9 Salt Creek Golf Retreat Pg. 12 That Sandwich Place E5 The Candy Dish E3 The Farmhouse Cafe Pg. 12 The Nashville House E5 The Ordinary F5 The Seasons Lodge L12 Trolly’s C5

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DOLLS The Vintage Rose G7 18, 19, 21, 37 Jeeper’s Dollhouse Miniatures 37, 46

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION Abe Martin Lodge Pg. 12 36, 38, 42, 56 Bill Monroe Mem. Music Park Pg. 12 36 Brown County Art Gallery F12 16, 38 Brown County Art Guild F5 16, 40 Brown County Inn L5 6, 38, 42 Brown County Winery E7,5 36, 39 eXplore Brown County 36, 38, 41, 43 Harley-Davidson of Bloomington 18, 47 Melchior Marionette Theater G5 20, 36 Rawhide Ranch Pg. 12 36, 40, 43 Salt Creek Golf Retreat Pg. 12 37, 40, 43 The Seasons Lodge L12 6, 40, 43

FLEA MARKET Bill Monroe Mem. Music Park

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Brown County Craft Gallery E8 16 Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts H6 4, 19, 20, 46 For Bare Feet E4, F3 5, 20 K. Bellum Leather G3 20 Michael’s Flowers & Antiques D3 7, 19, 48 Papertrix H7 47, 48 Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts G3 18 The Clay Purl 16 Through the Looking Glass F3 Wishful Thinking E8 49, 50

Flower & Herb Barn 27 7, 19, 46 Health For U 47 Madeline’s G5 47, 51 Michael’s Flowers & Antiques D3 7, 19, 48

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FOOTWEAR For Bare Feet E4, F3 Peg Ann’s Boutique G3 House of Thunder The Totem Post G5

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GARDEN & PATIO Foxfire & Foxfire E8 Madeline’s G5 The Crow’s Nest H6 The Ferguson House G3

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Apple Works Babies, Toddlers & More G6 Johanna Lee Bathology D4 Bone Appetit J6 Brown County Winery E7,5 Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts H6 Cathy’s Corner G6 Foxfire & Foxfire E8 Grasshopper Flats H6 Jack and Jill Nut Shop G5 Jeeper’s Dollhouse Miniatures Madeline’s G5 Men’s Toy Shop Michael’s Flowers & Antiques D3 Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts G3 Peg Ann’s Boutique G3 The Ferguson House G3 The Totem Post G5 The Toy Chest H6 The Vintage Rose G7 Touch of Silver Gold & Old E8 T-Shirt Shop I5 The Crow’s Nest H6 Wishful Thinking E8

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GOLF Pg. 12 37, 40, 43

HOME DÉCOR Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts H6 4, 19, 20, 46 Foxfire & Foxfire E8 15, 46 Madeline’s G5 47, 51 Ole House 20, 48 The Crow’s Nest H6 16, 48 The Ferguson House G3 15, 48 The Vintage Rose G7 18, 19, 21, 37

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LODGING 1875 Homestead B&B 16, 38 Abe Martin Lodge Pg. 12 36, 38, 42, 56 Artists Colony Inn G6 42 Bill Monroe Mem. Music Park Pg. 12 36 Brown County Inn L5 6, 38, 42 Cobblestone Log Homes Pg. 12 13, 40 Comfort Inn L10 3, 38, 42 Cornerstone Inn & Suites G8 38, 42 eXplore Brown County 36, 38, 41, 43 Green Valley Lodge Pg. 12 18, 38 Hampton Inn – Edinburgh 23 40 Hampton Inn – Seymour 23 41 Hidden Valley Inn A6 39, 49 Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals 13, 39, 49 Hilltop Cabin & Suites Pg. 12 39, 51 Holiday Inn Express – Seymour 41 Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh 41 Hotel Nashville A4 19, 39, 43 Rawhide Ranch Pg. 12 36, 40, 43 Red Bud Inn Pg. 12 40 Robinwood Inn 41, 47 Salt Creek Golf Retreat Pg. 12 37, 40, 43 The Seasons Lodge L12 6, 40, 43 The Garden Cabin Pg. 12 7, 40 The Antique Cabin Pg. 12 7, 40 The Kelly Reed Cabin Pg. 12 7, 40 The Pines Cabin Pg. 12 7, 40

LOG CABINS Cobblestone Log Homes Mike Nickels Log Homes

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MOTORCYCLES & ACCESSORIES Harley-Davidson of Bloomington House of Thunder

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Museums

Miller’s Ice Cream House E3 2, 45 Nashville General Store & Bakery I9 14, 19, 45 Nashville Fudge Kitchen 45, 55

Wonderlab Children’s Museum Kidscommons Children’s Museum

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Foxfire & Foxfire E8 15, 46 Grasshopper Flats H6 20, 48 Peg Ann’s Boutique G3 32, 48 The Crow’s Nest H6 16, 48 The Ferguson House G3 15, 48 The Totem Post G5 21, 49 Touch of Silver Gold & Old E8 19, 21, 38, 49 Tulip Tree Jewelry 21

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SERVICES Brown County Visitors Center E5 13 Cobblestone Log Homes Pg. 12 13, 40 Ethereal Day Spa and Salon J5 13, 43 Flower & Herb Barn 27 7, 19, 46 Time2 Live, Laugh, Love Photography 13 McDonald’s Shopworth Pg. 12 13 Mike Nickels Log Homes Pg. 12 7, 13 MonWood Photography 13, 45 Nashville BP

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SPORTS Foxfire & Foxfire E8 The Ferguson House G3

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TOYS The Toy Chest H6 For Bare Feet E4, F3

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WEAVING Homestead Weaving Studio 12 16 Sheep Street Fibers 20, 37, 48

WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS Abe Martin Lodge Pg. 12 Artists Colony Inn G6 Brown County Inn L5 Hotel Nashville A4 Rawhide Ranch Pg. 12 Salt Creek Golf Retreat Pg. 12 The Seasons Lodge L12

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WINERY Brown County Winery E7,5 36, 39, 44 Chateau Thomas Winery 36, 44

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Photography MonWood Photography Time2 Live, Laugh, Love

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Local Services Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide, the premier visitors guide since

1973, features sightseeing, unique shopping, dining establishments, entertainment venues, outdoor recreation and more. Published quarterly by the Brown County Democrat, Brown County’s only newspaper. Visit us online at www.bcdemocrat.com. 147 E. Main St., P.O. Box 277, Nashville, (812) 988-2221, ads@bcdemocrat.com.

Brown County Visitors Center,

located in the center of downtown Nashville, at the corner of Van Buren and Main streets. Stop by for all the information you need on Brown County and ask about the Valued Visitors program. Purchase tickets to many local events at the center. Open seven days a week. (812) 988-7303 or (800) 313-4686, info@browncounty.com or www.browncounty.com.

Cobblestone Log Homes’ team of

experts will partner with you whether you want to order materials and do it yourself, or whether you want to be handed the keys to a completed home. (812) 829-1186, www.cobblestoneloghomes.com.

Ethereal Day Spa & Salon is the only full service day spa and salon in the Village of Nashville, Indiana. The team of licensed professionals pamper you in a relaxing atmosphere, catering to day-trippers, visitors, couples, girlfriends’ retreats, and wedding parties, as well as offering salon and spa services just for men. The Spa is a peaceful retreat area providing private, tranquil rooms away from the hustle and bustle of the busy salon. Features include a private Couples Suite with rainforest shower for two, Facial Room with scenic views for two, and a Tranquility Gathering Room with a cozy fireplace and comfortable seating. The Spa area is also available for booking private events and parties — perfect for a girlfriends’ day, wedding parties and showers, romantic couples retreats, and birthday and anniversary celebrations. The Salon offers a full range of hair services — styling, coloring, texturizing and hair removal; and nail care — manicures, pedicures and specialty treatments. Advance appointments are strongly suggested; walk-ins are based on

Mike Nickels Log Homes, 3497 N.

availability, evening appointments after normal closing time by request. MondaySaturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sundays by appointment only. 211 S. Van Buren St. 2nd floor. 812.720.9009, etherealvillage.com

Clay Lick Road, has been building fine log homes for over 40 years. (812) 988-2689.

MonWood Photography is a husband and wife team providing the Midwest with affordable wedding documentation. Our local services include wedding and engagement photography, reunions, family portraits, and senior sessions. We offer hourly rates for Brown County Destination Weddings. Please contact us to discuss your photography needs. www.monwoodphotography.com;info@ monwoodphotography.com; (812) 345-5928.

Hills O’ Brown Realty Inc.

Property sales and management, a fullservice real estate company specializing in residential, vacant land, lots and commercial property in Brown County. (812) 988-2227 (ext. 228 for rentals), www.browncountyhomes.com.

Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals

is a full-service vacation rental company specializing in vacation accommodations with a wide variety of log cabins, vacation homes, guesthouses and downtown units in Brown, Monroe and Bartholomew counties. 4118 E. Indiana 46, near Gnaw Bone. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. (812) 988-6429, www.browncountylogcabins.com.

McDonald’s Shopworth, the oldest

family-owned business in Brown County, began in 1891, when Kess McDonald purchased a small building at the intersection of Indiana 135 and 45 in Bean Blossom. The longtime grocery market has since been passed down through five generations. 5028 N. Indiana 135 in Bean Blossom, (812) 988-4629.

Time 2 Live, Laugh, Love A study of life through photography captures your family’s precious milestones. Live, Laugh, Love will capture all those wonderful memories. With years of experience and a desire to offer clients quality and professional services, Live, Laugh, Love can capture the true you. On-location services from weddings and engagements, births and pregnancy, children and families, senior sessions and portraits, special events and parties to corporate functions and product photography. Each client has different needs—that’s why Live, Laugh, Love is more than willing to serve your unique requests. If you are searching for something that is not on the services list, just ask! Covering Brown County and surrounding areas. (812) 5521476; kj@time2LLLphoto.com, www.time2LLLphoto.com

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Houses of Worship houses worship (812) 988-4161, off North Indiana 135 on Spearsville Road. Country-Gospel Music Church Pastor Jim Ackerman, 5181 E. Indiana 46, (812) 988-1288; www.countrygospelmusicchurch.com. Fellowship Baptist Church Pastor Daniel Howard, (812) 988-9901, 1267 E. Old Indiana 46. Harmony Baptist Church Pastor Greg Brown, (812) 988-4750, 3.5 miles east of Stonehead on Bellsville Pike. Pleasant Valley Church (Separate Baptist Association), Pastor David “Harold” Summers, (812) 988-2131, 3888 E. Indiana 46, Nashville, (812) 350-4205. Sprunica Baptist Church Pastor Dan Law Jr., (812) 988-6456, Sprunica Road.

Brown county state park in the spring photo by kj rondomanski

Unity Baptist Church Pastor Lee Snider, 3 miles northeast of Bean Blossom on Spearsville Road.

Anglican

St. Matthew’s Anglican Church Rev. Father Dan Conley, Salt Creek Plaza (west side), Chestnut Street, Nashville, toll free (866) 455-5134 or (812) 988-6585, www.IndianaAnglican.com.

Apostolic Green Valley Apostolic Church Pastor Paul D. Hardin, (812) 988-2884 or (812) 988-6523.

Baptist

Bible Baptist Church Pastor Steve Gerber, 7 Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar, (812) 597-4669. Bean Blossom Baptist Church Pastor James Brown, (812) 988-7679 or

Catholic St. Agnes Church Sister Eileen Flavin, parish life coordinator, (812) 988-6995, Father Eric Johnson, sacramental minister, (812) 988-2778, 1008 McLary Road, Nashville, (812) 988-6995, www.stagneschurchnashville.org.

Christian

Becks Grove Christian Church Minister Jim Weld, (812) 988-7380, 8009 Becks Grove Road, Freetown. First Christian Church of Morgantown Pastor Burt Brock, (765) 813-0427, 2717 S. Morgantown Road.

Nashville Christian Church Senior Minister LD Campbell, (812) 988-2889, 160 S. Van Buren St., Nashville.

Christian Science

Christian Science Society, Indiana 135, Nashville.

Church of Christ

Church of Christ Preacher Charles Wright, (812) 988-7694. Pikes Peak, one mile east of Stonehead.

Church of God

Neighborhood Church of God/Anderson, Rev. James Albertson, (317) 878-5134, 7440 Sweetwater Trail.

Episcopal

St. David’s Episcopal Church Rev. Whitney Rice, Corner of Indiana 135 and 45 in Bean Blossom, (812) 361-1283 or saintdavidsbeanblossom.org.

Interdenominational

Church of the Lakes 933-2595, 8844 Nineveh Road, Cordry Sweetwater Lakes, www.cotlakes.org. New Life Community Church Pastor Tim Conboy, (812) 988-6543, North Indiana 135, Nashville, www.newlifecc.org.

Lutheran

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (812) 988-8057, Indiana 135, Bean Blossom.

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Persimmon Pudding Cinnamon Bread Homemade Pies, Cobblers, Huge Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Apple Nut Pie, Hot Apple Dumplings. Jams, Jellies, Apple Butter, Maple Syrup, Honey Sorghum

• Fresh Soups • Great Meat Loaf Sandwich • Sandwiches served on baked breads or kaiser rolls • Smoked Turkey with Cranberry Mustard • Pit HamsSandwiches • BBQ Pork with Vidalia Onion Sauce • Beans & Cornbread • Floats, Ice Cream & Shakes

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118 E. Washington St. • Nashville • 812-988-6362 Antiques ~ Keeper of the Light Candles ~ Lamps Braided Rugs ~ Shades ~ Kitchen Curtains ~ Pictures Make sure to pick up a loaf of our Famous Cinnamon Bread

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Mennonite

Bean Blossom Mennonite Church Pastor Gary Link, (812) 988-7359, Bean Blossom.

United Methodist

Christiansburg United Methodist Church Pastor Teresa Terrell, (812) 988-1870 or (812) 824-4716, 7372 Christiansburg Road. Mount Nebo United Methodist Church Pastor John Hrynk, (812) 988-9305, 8624 Mount Nebo Road. Nashville United Methodist Church Pastor Fred Haywood, (812) 988-4666, Jefferson Street, Nashville; www.nashvilleumc.org. North Salem United Methodist Church Pastor Daryl Gressel, (812) 342-9201 or (812) 988-2786, 7718 E. Indiana 46.

Nazarene

Parkview Church of the Nazarene Pastor David Hayes, (812) 988-7797, East Indiana 46, Nashville.

Nondenominational

Pastor Larry Livingston, Bear Creek Church Road off Bear Creek Road, 988-6176. The Bridge Brown County Pastor Darrell Stout, The Bridge Association, church: (812) 988-0547, pastor: (812) 331-2747. 4528 Old State Rd. 46, Gnaw Bone. Brown County Community Church Pastor Ken Smith, (812) 988-7347, Main Street, Helmsburg. Duncan Community Church and Christian Center, Pastor P.J. Hobson, (812) 988-4677, Yellowwood Rd. Faith Full Gospel Pastor Jim Hoskins, (812) 597-5759, 6881 N. Indiana 135, Morgantown. Goshen Community Church Pastor Barb Wood, 597-0018, Gatesville Road. Grace Church, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Bean Blossom, (812) 988-1465, www.gracechurchbrowncounty.org. Greasy Creek Community Church Pastor Sim Brock, (812) 597-5975, Greasy Creek Road.

Pentecostal

Belmont Chapel Contact Pastor Bruce Bond, (812) 834-5508, Belmont. Way of Holiness Tabernacle, Independent Full Gospel Church (812) 597-5451, 145 Hurdle Road, Morgantown.

Presbyterian

Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship Rev. Scott Seay, (812) 988-9764, 602 N. Indiana 135, Nashville, www.bcpresby.com.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Brown County Pastor Phil Barrett, 988-7019, 168 S. Jefferson Street., Nashville.

Wesleyan

Gnaw Bone Wesleyan Church Rev. Ernest Martin, 5427 E. Indiana 46, Nashville.

Bear Creek Church

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art colony of the midwest Anne Ryan Miller Glass Studio,

425 N. Johnson St., features handmade stained glass and metal overlay, lamps and sculpture. Specializing in custom-designed stained glass for your home or office since 1976, Anne Ryan Miller Glass Studio is a member of Hoosier Artist Gallery, 45 S. Jefferson St., and is also represented at Ferrer Gallery, 61 W. Main St., on the second floor of the Village Green Building. Open most days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call for directions; (812) 988-9766, www.AnneRyanMillerGlassStudio.com.

Arts Information Center, 10 N. Van Buren St., in the Visitors Center, offers guests a comprehensive artist registry, community art calendar, featured artists exhibits, and information. Learn about our art history and today’s artists and craftsmen who made Brown County “The Art Colony of the Midwest.” Barb Brooke Davis, 61 W. Main St., in

the Ferrer Gallery. Davis designs and stitches decorative home accessories, including wall art, pillows, pin-keeps and seasonal felted pins using over-dyed vintage wool. The method is textile assemblage or collage with multiple layers of wool, threads and embellishments creating the original designs. Open most days, closed Tuesdays,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; (812) 360-0478, www.barbbrookedavis.com, jobardavis@ yahoo.com.

Brown County Art Gallery, located

just three blocks east of the courthouse on Main Street, Brown County’s original art gallery established in 1926, offers works for sale by Gallery Association members, plus consigned old Indiana art. The remodeled exhibition space now includes the Indiana Heritage Arts Gallery, featuring many of

Indiana’s professional artists. Browse the museum and enjoy works by the early art colony masters. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ample parking and free admission; (812) 988-4609, www.browncountyartgallery.org, brncagal@att.net.

Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., showcases fine art and the Marie Goth collection. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; January and February, weekends only; closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas; (812) 988-6185; www.browncounty.org. Brown County Craft Gallery, a unique, cooperative gallery featuring the work of more than 30 local and area artisans, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except major holidays. 58 E. Main St., Nashville; (812) 988-7058, www.browncountycraft gallery.com. Brown County Pottery, 58 W. Franklin St., in the historic Antique Alley complex, is the working studio of John and Beth Mills. Their pottery is made right on the premises and only sold here.

Bussert Images is located on the second floor of the Artist Colony Shops, inside B3 Gallery. Local photographers Jessica Bussert and Sharon Bussert feature a wide variety of both traditional and canvas prints. We specialize in Brown County images, wildlife, florals and travel photography. Open Sunday-Thursday from 10-5 and Friday and Saturday from 10-6.

1875 Homestead Bed & Breakfast

3766 E State Rd. 46 Nashville, Indiana 47448 (812) 988-0853 E-mail – homestead1875@aol.com Website – www.1875homestead.com

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Nashville’s unique cooperative gallery featuring fine arts and crafts by local and area artisans since 1978 58 East Main Street (next to the County Courthouse)

(812) 988-7058 Open Daily 10a.m. - 5p.m.

www.BrownCountyCraftGallery.com

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The Clay Purl offers a beautiful selection

of fine yarns, needles, hooks, patterns, books and notions for the needle artist. Also find a variety of pottery (including works by local potter Paul Hayes) locally made Driftshell Jewelry, Amish crafted birdhouses and baskets, photography and Danforth Pewter charms and buttons. 90 W. Franklin St., Franklin Square, (812) 988-0336, www.claypurl.com

Cathy Haggerty at Franklin Shoppes, 39 E. Franklin St., offers a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art and rare, hard-to-find items. Commissions for portraits, saw blades, landscapes and still-life paintings are also accepted. Painting classes also offered; (812) 988-4091. Chris Gustin — Homestead Weaving Studio,  6285 Hamilton Creek Road, two

miles south of Crouch’s Market near Hilltop Christian Camp. Gustin, an Indiana Artisan, offers hand-woven “recycled rugs,” shawls, throws, clothing and scarves. Also find equipment and supplies for weaving, knitting and spinning. Commissions are accepted. Visitors welcome, and “day weaving” classes are available. Homestead Weaving Studio is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days from March through December and other times by appointment; www. homesteadweaver.com, (812) 988-8622, chris@homesteadweaver.com

Charlene Marsh Studio & Gallery,

4013 Lanam Ridge Road, features beautiful, plein air and studio oil paintings of the BrownCounty landscape by Charlene Marsh.  The artist hikes deep into the forest to create the paintings using palette knives. Awardwinning paintings in collections throughout the United States and Europe are exhibited in the studio and gallery at the northern edge

Fountains Camille Beckman Hand Care Fountains Burt’s Bees Skincare Burt’s Bees Skincare Fireman& &Military Police Gifts Fireman Gifts Jewelry& Scarves Jewelry Candles Jar and Votive Candles Garden GardenAccents Accents Candlelights and Bulbs Candlelights Bulbs Unique Home and Accessories Unique Accessories Gifts forHome the Hunter Holiday & Decor Gifts forGifts the Hunter Located in Possum Trot Square


of Yellowwood State Forest, just five miles from town. Visitors welcome.  Open daily, call first, (812) 9884497, or visit www.CharleneMarsh.com or Char@CharleneMarsh.com.

Connie Simmonds of Smashing Designs, 61 W. Main St., on the second floor

of the Village Green Building, on the right at the top of the stairs, creates one-of-a-kind mosaic art furniture and gifts and treasures from broken glass, china, pottery, gems, buttons, shells and other found objects. Group and individual classes are available. Commissions welcome. Open 10 a.m. to5 p.m. every day; (812) 344-5417.

Dick Ferrer, 61 W. Main St., on the second level of the Village Green Building, showcases his award-winning impressionistic paintings of local scenes, plus his popular raven and crow series and tribal art in the Ferrer Gallery. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesday; (812) 988-1994, www.ferrergallery.com, dferrer@att.net.

craft gallery representing original works of local, regional and national artists. Inside you can shop our large gallery, visit a working studio and sign up for some classes Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesday. 61 W. Main, Nashville, (812) 988-1994; www.ferrergallery.com; ddferrer@att.net.

Hoosier Artist Gallery, a cooperative

of 25 Indiana artists, showcases a variety of mediums. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is also open the second Saturday evening of the month for the Nashville Art Walk. 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville; (812) 988-6888, www.HoosierArtist.net.

ANTIQUE ALLEY Shoppes

Dixie Ferrer, 61 W. Main St., on the second

level of the Village Green Building, has a fine art and teaching studio in the Ferrer Gallery. Dixie paints in oils and is well known for her mixed-media works; she applies a combination of varied techniques to create two- and threedimensional creations. Dixie also teaches classes to children and adults. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesday; (812) 988-1994, www.ferrergallery.com, dferrer@att.net.

“Original crafts created by Brown County Craftsmen”

Elizabeth O’Rear Studio & Gallery, 8850 S. State Road 135 South, features original paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor with animals and landscapes her speciality. Open 10 AM to 5 PM most days, a plus to call ahead; (812) 988-1090; (812) 390-7216; http://www.elizabeth-orear.com/ orear_e@yahoo.com. Faerie Hollow Studio, Cheri and Dallas Platter’s studio, is nestled between two hills

just five minutes from town. Cheri specializes in precious metal clays of silver, bronze and copper by mixing these pieces with semi-precious stones into her own original jewelry designs. Dallas works with flame and glass to create lamp-work beads. Cheri, a certified teacher in PMC/Silver Art Clay, teaches classes year-round. Studio hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1650 Salt Creek Road, 2.5 miles from east Indiana 46; (812) 988-8378, www.cheriplatter.com.

Ferrer Gallery, on the second level of the Historic Village Green building. A fine art and

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art colony of the midwest and sawdust fired pottery. Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or for an appoinment contact Judy and Tom Prichard, (812) 344-4186; tjprichard@ oakgrovepottery.com; www. oakgrovepottery.com.

The Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts Shop. Many

Indiana arts and crafts including soaps and lotions, candles, artwork, afghans and scarves, jams and jellies. Woodstock chimes, Vermont origami, Colorado hand-blown glass ornaments. 75 S. Jefferson St., Antique Alley Shoppes, www. PeacefulValleyArtsCrafts.com.

Bean Blossom Covered Bridge - photo by kj rondomanski

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Mary Jo Limp Gallery, 1436 W. Indiana 46, is the working studio of artist Mary Jo Limp, who creates plein air landscapes, town scenes and still lifes. She works in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pen and ink. Commissions are accepted, and visitors are welcome. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment; (812) 988-1948, maryjolimp@sbcglobal.net.

Oak Grove Pottery – studio and gallery, 942 Oak Grove Road, Nashville.

Only 3.3 miles west of the downtown stop light. Functional terra cotta stoneware, decorative

Spears Gallery, 5110 S. Indiana 135, just 10 miles from downtown Nashville is the working studio of Larry Spears. Traditional pottery, finely crafted. Find displays of decorative and functional pottery. At our convenient downtown location: 15 South Van Buren next to the Nashville House, you’ll find pottery by Larry Spears, fine art photography by Kyle Spears and jewelry by Tyler Spears. Studio gallery 812-988-1287; downtown gallery (812) 988-1286; www.spearspottery.com Susan Threehawks of Smashing Designs, 61 W. Main St., on the second floor

of the Village Green Building, creates one-ofa-kind mosaic art furniture, gifts and treasures from broken glass, china, pottery, gems, buttons, shells and other found objects. Group

and individual classes available. Commissions welcome. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day; (812) 344-5417.

T. C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220

T.C. Steele Road off west Indiana 46 in Brown County, is open from early spring to late fall. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and most holidays. Open July 4 and Labor Day; (812) 988-2785.

Waldron Gallery of Brown County,

in the Main Street Shoppes complex on Old School Way, was coined “a prize find” in the Chicago Tribune. The unique gallery/ studio features original paintings by Wayne Waldron and fine art photography by Peggy Waldron, both nationally recognized artists who maintain an impressive presence in the art world. The gallery is distinguished by Morgan & Chase’s book, “Treasures of Indiana,” as  “a true Indiana treasure, inspiring a sense of awe at the sheer beauty of creation.” See woodland oil landscapes, fine art photography, watercolors, miniature paintings and the Songbirds of Brown County Collection. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; (812) 988-1844, www.waldrongallery.com. Handmade wooden carvings from

Wooden Wonders and Firefly Dreams

include Indians, bears, eagles, furnishings, small statues, totem poles and much more. Unique, one-of-a-kind handmade items that you won’t find anywhere else. Wood carver Chris Trotter can be found most days in his shop carving. What starts out as just a log turns into a special work of art. Custom orders welcome. Located in the heart of Nashville in Antique Alley, 63 S. Jefferson St., (812) 988-6571, (317) 384-4091

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Antiques & Collectibles Brown County Antique Mall

offers primitives, furniture, shabby chic, jewelry, toys, kitsch, vintage clothes, linens, lures, knives and artifacts. 3288 E. Indiana 46, three miles east of Nashville; (812) 988-1025, www.bcantique.com.

Carol’s Crafts Fine Gifts and Collectibles in the Artist Colony Shops.

Choose from Glass Baron Hand Blown Glass, Gooseberry Patch Cook Books, Jim Shore Originals, Lori Mitchell Folk Art, Lilliput Lane Cottages, Painted Ponies, Horse of a Different Color, Pipka Santas, Lang Graphics Calendars and Cards, Lenox Classics and more. Locally handcrafted items include painted ornaments by Jessi Vandenberg and pottery by Fox Run of Brown County; (812) 988-6388, (800) 345-6388, www.carolscrafts.com

Cathy’s Corner,

39 E. Franklin St., is a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art and rare, hard-to-find items. Painting classes are available by appointment; (812) 9884091 or email cathyscornerbc@gmail.com.

Flower & Herb Barn & Nursery,

5171 Bean Blossom Road, offers unusual plants, herbs, perennials, vines, flowering shrubs and trees, soils, mulches, garden art, antiques and birdhouses. Flower & Herb Barn & Nursery offers complete landscape design and installation services. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from spring until frost; (812) 988-7232.

Michael’s Flowers & Antiques,

31 N. Jefferson St., carries flowers, fresh arrangements, garden items, stained glass, braided rugs, unusual lighting, candles, quilts, garden furniture, birdhouses, antiques, wind chimes and more. Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day; (812) 988-7758.

Nashville General Store, Bakery and Antiques,

The Vintage Rose

features fabulous romantic, shabby chic, Victorian or country French treasures for decorating your home, accessorizing your wardrobe or serving tea. The Vintage Rose also carries unique one-of-a-kind “salvaged treasures,” including hand-painted or distressed furniture, chandeliers, shelves and garden décor.  Open year-round, The Vintage Rose is located at 36 E. Franklin St. in the back of Franklin Square and across from Cornerstone Inn; (812) 988-7283.

Touch of Silver, Gold & Old,

87 E. Main St., Albert Drake Jr. creates contemporary jewelry and buys and sells estate, antique silver and gold jewelry; (812) 988-6990. Find us on facebook www.facebook.com/ Touchofsilvergoldandold

118 E. Washington St., is a must-see while in Nashville. Step back in time and enjoy a soda from the old wringer washer while you browse through the old country store. Large selection of fresh baked goods. Open year-round; (812) 988-6362.

Accommodates 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths Game Room w/Pool Table Cable TV • DVD Player Full Equipped Kitchen Central Heat & Air Gas Fireplace Outdoor Hot Tub • Gas Grill 1878 N. State Road 135 988.8400 • 800.848.6274 www.bricklodge.com Suites, Studios, Hot Tubs Restaurant & Bar Indoor Pool, Sauna, Whirlpool Conference Facilities Weddings & Receptions Special Getaway Packages

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Handmade in Brown County Take a look at the wide variety of items and paintings. Painting classes available by appointment. (812) 988-4091 or email cathyscornerbc@gmail.com.

For Bare Feet and For Bare Feet Too offer socks made at the company’s

Indiana factory. Visit both shops at Antique Alley Complex and on Main Street across from Hobnob Corner. www.fbforiginals.com.

Grasshopper Flats Jewelers,

150 S. Van Buren St., showcases the fine jewelry creations of owner/designer/jeweler Doug Stoffer, who has been working with diamonds, opals, gemstones and Austrian lead crystal for over 30 years. (812) 988-4037.

Johanna Lee Bathology,

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B3 Gallery is located at 125 S. Van Buren St., on the second floor of the Artist Colony Shops,. We sell fine art and crafts made by local artists. Stop in to see our selection of jewelry, photography, glass, pottery, wood, painting, lithophanes, fiber arts, and more. We are open Sunday-Thursday from 10-5 and Friday and Saturday from 10-6. Carol’s Crafts Fine Gifts and Collectibles in the Artist Colony

Shops. Choose from Glass Baron Hand Blown Glass, Gooseberry Patch Cook Books,

Jim Shore Originals, Lori Mitchell Folk Art, Lilliput Lane Cottages, Painted Ponies, Horse of a Different Color, Pipka Santas, Lang Graphics Calendars and Cards, Lenox Classics and more. Locally handcrafted items included painted ornaments by Jessi Vandenberg and pottery by Fox Run of Brown County; (812) 988-6388, (800) 345-6388, www.carolscrafts.com

Cathy’s Corner, 39 E. Franklin St., offers a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art and those rare hard-to-find items.

transform your home into a spa! All natural cold press and glycerin soaps, luxury bath salts, bath bombs, candles, lotion bars, sugar scrubs, gift baskets and more. All handmade in our shop. New location at 58 W. Main St., just a few doors down from the Visitors Center. (812) 988-6898, johannaleesoaps@ yahoo.com.

K. Bellum Leather, fine leather goods, features the work of several Brown County craftsmen. Find handbags, belts, hats, accessories, shoes, slippers, moccasins and more, as well as leather tools, dyes and supplies. 92 W. Franklin, Antique Alley, (812) 988-4513, www.kbellum.com.

With a number of alpacas and Shetland sheep, Sheepstreet Fibers, located 2.5 miles west of Morgantown on Indiana 252,

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812-988-4770 • www.ole-house.com


just a short drive from Nashville, has its own source of wool to spin into yarn. Find a selection of spinners and yarns, fleeces, books, spinning wheels and looms. (812) 597-KNIT, www.sheepstreet.com.

The Totem Post, 78 S. Van Buren

St., was opened in 1952 by Bill and Marielle Jockey. At the time, they did custom leatherwork and carried handmade American Indian jewelry and foreign crafts. Today, their merchandise has expanded, but the atmosphere is much the same. Many people bring their grandchildren to visit the shop they remember from childhood. Open daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. (812) 988-2511, www.thetotempost.com.

The Vintage Rose, 36 E. Franklin

St., offers fabulous treasures for decorating your home, accessorizing your wardrobe or serving tea — whether your style is cottage, romantic, shabby chic, Victorian, Paris chic or country French. The Vintage Rose also carries unique oneof-a-kind “salvaged treasures,” items that needed a little TLC and were given a new birth. These diamonds in the rough include hand-painted or distressed furniture, chandeliers, shelves and garden décor. Open year-round. (812) 988-7283.

Albert Drake Jr. creates contemporary jewelry and buys and sells estate, antique silver and gold jewelry at Touch of Silver, Gold & Old. 87 E. Main St.; (812) 988-6990.

Tulip Tree Jewelry is located on the

second floor of the Artist Colony Shops, inside B3 Gallery. Local jeweler, Heather Bussert, creates and sells her beaded pieces on site. Stop in and treat yourself to a local souvenir, or commission something special. Open Sunday-Thursday from 10-5 and Friday and Saturday from 10-6.

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COMMON GROUND Bill Monroe brought bluegrass to Bean Blossom, but the Brown County property offers guests much more than music

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The Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park offers more than 300 camping sites as well as rustic cabin rentals.

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ust five minutes north of Nashville sits a 55-acre tract of land in the small town of Bean Blossom. It was there, in the 1960s, where Bill Monroe, also known as the Father of Bluegrass, visited and fell in love with the beauty of the place, which offers the scenic pastures and rolling hills characteristic of Brown County, that attract thousands of onlookers each year. In 1965, Monroe had top-billed the world’s first multi-day bluegrass event, and he wanted to host his own events. The land in Bean Blossom, which the Kentucky native purchased soon after first visiting the area, offered the perfect spot to do it. In 1966, Monroe began his own bluegrass event, the Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, which now stands as the oldest, continuously running bluegrass festival in the world and will see its 47th year this June. Each year, thousands from around the world converge on the area to camp, commune and celebrate the history and tradition of bluegrass music. The event, which features more than 50 bands, musical workshops and a bluegrass camp for kids, is only one of approximately a dozen annual music festivals and events that take place at the park each year, but it is the

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most well-known—and it’s certainly known to Brown County natives. For many, like musician Don Ford, the park was influential on them as young children. “My favorite time of the year as a kid in the early ’70s was bluegrass festival time in Bean Blossom,” Ford says. “I never did stay at the campgrounds because we lived so close. As a youngster in bib overalls and no shoes, loving to dance around ‘hillbilly’ style, I would go at it until I would almost fall over. “There was a certain togetherness that came from everyone at the festivals,” Ford recalls. “When I go there now for shows it’s like coming home, and that same togetherness exists still today.” Beyond the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, the historic music park boasts is the home of the Brown County Jamboree and the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum. The museum, which houses historical photos, instruments, performers’ costumes and has a Hall of Fame room, brings drop-in guests on a


daily basis, says Nancy Sumpter, park manager. The events are well-known to locals and guests the world-over, but what many don’t realize, Sumpter says, is that guests can come to the park to camp yearround, and the beautiful setting offers visitors a place to host outdoor weddings, receptions, reunions and picnics. “Believe it or not, there are plenty of locals who do not realize we have all that acreage, that we have all this camping,” Sumpter says. “It amazes me how many people are from the county who don’t realize what we have.” The park offers more than 300 electric and water hookups and rustic cabin rentals, as well as primitive tent sites. Both wooded and open sites are available, and the campground offers showers, restrooms, coin laundry facilities and two dump stations. Guests can also make use of the playground, stocked fishing lake, walking trails and assorted picnic tables, fire rings and barbecue grills. “It’s beautiful property,” Sumpter says. “It’s conveniently located, but once you get back in the property you feel like you’re really out there. It’s secluded.” That’s not to mention the music history that’s here and that continues being made every year. • Photos provided by Brown County Democrat

For more information on Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park, visit www.beanblossom.us.


Coffee Break

Nashville offers more than 350 boutiques and galleries. With all that shopping to do, you’re going to need at least one caffeinated pickme-up to power you through the day. Here, a look at Nashville’s coffee offerings.

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Common Grounds Iris Gearhart gives her sister, Melita Holler, all the credit for getting her into the coffee business. “It was mainly my sister who had the big idea for a coffee shop,” Iris explains. Melita cooked up these wild ideas about coffee in 2004, her sister explains, and by 2005, the pair had opened their first shop, called Common Grounds, in The Commons community center in Columbus. “It was a nice run,” Iris says. “We had plenty of space to hang out, we had an openmic night, and we got to be a part of the special events going on in The Commons.” But the “run” was relatively short-lived. The Commons eventually closed for renovations in 2007, and the sisters, who Iris says were learning the ins and outs of the coffee business daily, packed up and found a new space to start again. The second time around, the women set up shop in Nashville, where they expanded their offerings with a larger selection of drinks and snacks and by bringing other merchandise, like antiques and collectibles, in to attract customers. They brought so much more in, Iris says, that they ran out of room. In 2010, the women moved again, this time to their current space in Nashville’s Old Colonial Building at 66 N. Van Buren St. It’s here, Iris says, where she will stay. Melita, who passed away almost two-and-a-half

years ago, is now honored for her influence on the business with a portrait of the sisters that hangs on the wall of Common Grounds. Elsewhere, customers will find a wealth of handmade items, collectibles and vintage offerings for sale, along with organic and Fair Trade coffees, loose teas and specialty drinks. Hungry guests can also choose from an ever-changing menu that includes quiches, gluten-free breads, soups and sweets, such as homemade cookies, cinnamon rolls, brownies and scones. Regulars frequent the shop for these treats, as well as for the atmosphere, Iris says. “You can come in, sit down, be comfortable and make yourself at home,” she explains. Though Iris no longer hosts official openmic nights, the shop does house a piano, she explains, where high school-age patrons regularly play. As for her home-base in Brown County, Iris feels “being in Nashville is the ultimate,” she says. “It’s fun. I really enjoy what I do.” And she has her sister, Melita, to thank for it.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Wednesday. Info: 66 N. Van Buren St., Nashville, (812) 988-6449

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Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday. Summer hours: 7 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday. Info: 136 N. Van Buren St., Nashville, (812) 988-6911

Muddy Boots Café Owning Muddy Boots Café could be called a labor of love for Betsy and James Oblack—for a number of reasons. The main one? They “met and fell in love” at Muddy Boots in 2009. “I would hang out here with my computer, and he would come in,” Betsy recalls. “We saw each other in passing, and I thought he was so cute. Eventually he actually talked to me, which now I know is pretty incredible because he’s so shy.” That same year, Betsy says, the coffee shop, located on North Van Buren Street, went up for sale, and the couple decided to buy it. “We knew nothing about owning restaurants,” Betsy says, but that didn’t matter. Their commitment to the café and to one another was great, and since taking over, the pair, who eventually married in December 2010, has worked tirelessly

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to make the shop a place to hang out. “We love it,” Betsy says. “It’s very much a locals’ hangout. We are only closed on Christmas Day. We even have a pitchin dinner here on Thanksgiving.” The quirky shop offers a “locals” table where regulars come for fellowship every morning and where they’re encouraged to stay as long as they’d like. The shop offers a “bottomless” cup of coffee to also entice guests to hang around. “We don’t ever really think you should leave,” Betsy says. “We try to be here as many hours as we can so the shop can always be available to customers.” Now, four years into owning their coffee shop, you can say the couple know a thing or two about owning a restaurant—so much so that they decided to go in on the purchase of the Pine Room Tavern with co-owner Jody Bonifield in 2012. Now, they’re making changes at the Pine Room to keep locals coming in for more entertainment, drinks and good eats—and each new investment, Betsy says, gives the

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couple a way to support the local scene. Muddy Boots offers live music seven days a week, she explains, and the walls of the shop are decorated with local art for sale, including works by James, also an artist. The Oblacks had a stage built in the coffee shop to allow musicians a place to play nightly. They also work to offer the best coffee and baked goods they can find. Muddy Boots features a special house blend that the Oblacks source from the Brown County Coffee Co. “We also have a dark roast,” Betsy says, “as well as espressos, cappuccinos and everything. We were just talking about how we baby our espresso machine. It even has a filtration system for the water.” Also on the menu—beyond the undeniable community-minded atmosphere—are an ever-changing array of homemade baked goods, including pies, gluten-free cobblers, muffins and vegan and vegetarian offerings. And if that’s not all: Breakfast is served all day.


The Daily Grind The oldest coffee shop in town, The Daily Grind, got its start in 1977. But its current owners didn’t take over the reins (and the coffee machines) until 1994. Prior to purchasing the shop, Hal and Karis Johnson had been living in Georgia. The Johnsons had been to Brown County to visit because Hal had family in the area, he says, and, because of those visits, his wife, Karis, “fell in love with the place.” Eventually, Karis hoped to move to Brown County, and when the chemical plant Hal worked for shut down, the couple felt they had good reason for a new start. Hal also thought it was a good time for a career change, and when he heard word that The Daily Grind was up for sale, he decided owning a coffee shop might be as good a choice as any. “We got wind this place was for sale, and we figured if anyone could do it, we could do it,” he says. And he was right. “We had to learn on the fly—a manager came with the place, and he told me a lot,” Hal says. “I’ve also learned a lot on my own.” Hal says he and his wife researched everything when they bought The Daily Grind, and experience has gone a long way to teach the owners, too. Whatever the lessons, the Johnsons have taken the town’s oldest coffee shop and turned it into a long-standing popular stop for both locals and area guests. Hal explains that oftentimes visitors to Brown County make a point of stopping in when they come to town. “I get people from out of state who always come in when they’re in the area,” he explains. “We’re the first place they come to when they come to Nashville, and we’re the last place they come to before they leave.”

Over the years, business has grown. “We sell more coffees than ever,” he says. What they don’t sell in the store, the couple market through the Web. “We mail coffee out all the time,” he explains. “We have a website and a 2-pound minimum order. We sell so much coffee that way—it’s crazy.” For food, The Daily Grind is known for its “Belgian waffles and eggs,” Hal says, Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed on Tuesday. as well as bagel Info: 114 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, (812) 988sandwiches. The 4808, www.nashvilledailygrind.com shop also offers sweet treats and the usual lineup of coffees, cappuccinos, mochas and teas. “Some people think we’re the greatest thing that ever happened to coffee around here,” he says, “or they think we’re hicks because of me and my Southern accent.” All in all, Hal says his wife is his boss, and she’s “the best boss I’ve ever had. We’ve been blessed” in the coffee business, the humbled owner says. “I thought I’d be rich by now. That doesn’t seem to be happening, but we sure do get a lot of good people who come in here.”

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For more information, visit www.browncountycoffee.com.

Brown County Coffee Co. Nick Schultz picks up the phone to discuss his coffee-roasting venture, Brown County Coffee Co., which he and his wife, Audrey, started approximately six years ago, and he quickly explains that he’ll be multitasking during the conversation. “I’m in the last minute of a roast,” he says. What does that last minute entail? “We’re trying to amplify the smoke flavor, so we shut off the air supply and let the bean absorb its own smoke,” he explains. “(The end result) tastes leathery and smoky. You can smell the smoke when you’re brewing.” The Schultzes, both coffee enthusiasts prior to starting their business, began roasting their own beans in 2005 because they were already making their own espressos at home and roasting the beans was another way “to own the process,” Nick explains.

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“We were having issues finding wellroasted fresh coffee in the area.” In 2007, they turned coffee roasting into a business because the couple “needed a night job,” to bring in more income, he says, “because we had some serious medical bills from the birth of our two children.” That night job has quickly turned to a day job, and an evening job, and a weekend job for the entrepreneurs. Their success has come in part due to the quality of their products, but—in the beginning—it developed simply because Nick hit the streets. He went doorto-door to local restaurants to market the coffee beans they were roasting. As the couple have grown their business, they had to move to a larger location on Greasy Creek Road to roast and store their beans, approximately a ton of which is delivered to the warehouse each week. And all the coffee that comes in goes out quickly. “We try and never sell a product that’s over a month old,” he says. “We’re the only people in Indiana who put dates (of when the coffee was roasted) on our bags.

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“Fresh-roasted coffee with a date on the bag makes all the difference from a consumer’s perspective,” he explains. “Coffee is more like a bread product as far as how quickly you want to consume it. People are conditioned all over the world to accept stale coffee. Get your hands on something that is hours off the roaster. It has an amazing complex flavor. There’s nothing else like it.” Brown County Coffee Co. supplies customized house blends to local restaurants and cafes, like Muddy Boots Café and The Hobnob, and it also sells to Bloomingfoods Market and Deli in Bloomington, where shoppers can buy beans by the bag. During warmer weather, the Schultzes also do big business at the Bloomington Farmers Market, where lines form quickly to get a fresh cup of their brews. In the end, Nick says he has always felt entering into the coffee-roasting business was a good plan. “We knew that there were all these people who had never had a truly fresh coffee product,” he says. “We knew their reaction would be like ours was … like ‘Where has this been all my life?’” •


Horsin’ Around

The natural beauty of Brown County offers year-round opportunities to slow down, saddle up and take in the scenes By Sherri Dugger

Photo by Kathy Rondomanski

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Snow-capped hills of winter, vibrant greens of spring and summer, and the brilliant autumn leaves make any season a special time of year in Brown County, which is why so many visitors continue to flock to the area. And, if you ask us, sometimes there’s nothing better than slowing down to take it all in. And, by that we mean slowing way down—to trotting speed. Trail rides, pony rides and hayrides are all available at the Brown County Saddle Barn, located inside the north gate entrance to Brown County State Park (off State Road 46; 812-988-8166). The Saddle Barn is open Monday through Saturday through Nov. 4, and guests can come between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily to choose from a 3.3-mile trail ride (approximately one hour; $25 per person), a 2.2-mile trail ride (approximately 35 minutes; $15 per person) or a hayride for $3 per person (children, 3 and younger, ride for free). Parentassisted pony rides are available for kids at $2 per lap, and children must be at least 7 years old to ride on the trails. Make sure to bring your own horse if you’re hoping to take a self-guided trek along one of Yellowwood State Forest’s designated horse trails (772 S. Yellowwood Road, 812-9887945). And you might want to pack your binoculars, too— there’s a lot to see throughout the forest’s more than 23,000 acres of natural beauty. Photo Provided by Brown county CVB


The Buck Inn at Rawhide Ranch. Opposite, a Rawhide Ranch guide leads a trail.

Approximately 10 miles of horse trails wind through the forest. If you wish to stay overnight, 12 primitive horseman camping sites (no outlets; no water hook-ups) are centrally located and are available year-round. Each site has room for six horses, says Katie McPherson, forest secretary, and the sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. But don’t worry: “That campground is very rarely filled up,” McPherson says, because most riders don’t want to travel with their equine companions. When you arrive, go ahead and set up your campsite, she adds, then head to the office to register and pay—it costs $12 a night per site. As if you don’t have enough reason to visit the Story Inn (a cozy inn, a charming restaurant, a quaint basement bar and a good ghost story or two), it abuts a horse trail in picturesque Brown County State Park. With a place to tie up your horses and a 5- to 6-acre pasture where they can run, the inn (6404 State Road 135, 800-881-1183) makes it “very easy for people to have their campfire breakfast, saddle their horse, have lunch or a beer and then ride out,” says Kevin Allen, acting manager at Story. If you’re itching to take a longer ride than what the adjoining trail in the park offers, there are plans in the works to offer guests a ride that starts 60 miles to the south of Story, Allen says. “People would start there and do an all-day ride, Photo by Kathy Rondomanski

pasture their horses here, water them, take care of them, have dinner, (stay the night and then) they have breakfast, we hand them a brown bag lunch and they’re on their way.” At press time, the details for such a ride were still being finalized. What Allen could tell us: Spaces are available to board approximately eight horses per night in 12-by-12 stalls ($40 a night per horse; water is also available for horses, though you will need to bring your own hay or grain and a release form from your veterinarian showing your horse has all its shots). You can also stay the night at Rawhide Ranch (1292 S. State Road 135, 812-988-0085), where horseback rides are the real deal, says Derek Clifford, ranch manager. “The ranch is a beautiful piece of property. The atmosphere is familyfriendly,” he explains, “and when they come here, it’s a real cowboy or cowgirl that takes you on a trail ride.” A maximum of 10 horses are taken out for each hour-long ride ($20 for overnight guests; $30 for the public) through the ranch’s 54 acres of land. “We offer rides at 10, 11, noon, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.,” Clifford says. But you want to make reservations and arrive early for your scheduled time. “We demonstrate to you how to ride before you go, how to steer your horse, where to sit in the saddle,” he says. “You see how it’s done from someone who has knowledge and experience.” Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide | Spring 2013

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Group rides with Schooner Valley Stables

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Self-guided riders in Brown County State Park.

These lessons are important, Clifford stresses, because the ranch has an impeccable safety record—one the owners would like to keep. “2013 will be our 12th year of business that we’ve never had an ambulance here due to horses,” Clifford says. “That’s a claim we’re really geared to keep.” With safety in mind, children under 7 aren’t allowed to ride alone, the tours are walking guided rides only, and— though the ranch is open year-round—if weather isn’t optimal, rides will be canceled. “If we don’t feel it is safe enough, we’re not going to take anybody,” he says. “It’s also for our horses. We can’t let them get hurt.” For $5 each, even the littlest of guests (children under 7) can also take “pony rides,” Clifford says—though the “pony” isn’t a pony at all. “We don’t use ponies. They’re terrible critters. They have a short-horse complex,” he explains. Schooner Valley Stables (2282 W. State Road 46, 812-9882859) caters to people who have ridden horses before and want to go faster than just a walk, as well as to young kids who are too young to ride by themselves, says Luke Robertson, owner. But things haven’t always been at such a controlled pace. Luke’s Grandpa Charlie Robertson, the man who started this family affair, “had a farm here, and he got this wild hare to build a racetrack out front,” Luke says. Though the family Photo by Kathy Rondomanski

never raced horses on that track, what Charlie did do was offer guests rides around the track on a few ponies and horses—of course, for a small fee. Eventually, Luke explains, Charlie grew his business and blazed a trail through Yellowwood State Forest to lead rides there. “I hear stories all the time about crazy trail rides that Grandpa gave,” Luke says. “From what they say, he had people riding wild mustangs … this was back in the days when lawsuits were not really a possibility.” These days, when guests’ safety is of upmost importance, Luke says trail guides can increase the pace for more experienced guests only. “We pick it up to third gear, I guess you could say,” explains Luke, who took over the family business four years ago. Hour-long trail rides cost $30 a person; it costs each guest $45 for an hour-and-a-half and $60 for two-hour trails. Rides are available at 11 a.m., and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. seven days a week. From Thanksgiving through the second weekend in March, Schooner is open only on the weekends by appointment. Reservations need to be made 24 hours in advance, he says, “and (the temperature) has to be above 33 degrees.” Even better: There’s more to just riding at Schooner. If you want to hang around a while, “we have a fire pit,” Luke says. “We’re real friendly out here.”  • Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide | Spring 2013

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Entertainment Abe Martin Lodge, in Brown County State Park, has a 12,000-square-foot water park, available to hotel guests only. (812) 988-4418. Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground, 5163 N. Indiana 135, is home

to the oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world. Visit the Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Country Star Museum and, on weekends, shop at the Bean Blossom Flea Market.

Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center is a 426 seat venue committed to bringing you the best in a variety of local and national entertainment offerings. You’ll find the latest news on upcoming performances by visiting the website at www. BrownCountyPlayhouse.org which frequently lists special offers. Join the chat about what is happening behind the scenes by liking us on Facebook. (812) 988-6555. 70 S. Van Buren St.

Brown County State Park, Indiana’s largest state park, offers camping, hiking trails,

mountain bike trails, horse trails, a saddle barn and nature center, picnicking, swimming pool, fishing, tennis and playgrounds. Open yearround. (812) 988-6406, www.IN.gov/dnr/parklake.

Brown County Winery has been making award-winning wines for 21 years. Tasting room is located at corner of Main Street and Old School Way. Don’t forget to stop by the winery and tasting room in downtown Gnaw Bone, 4520 E. Indiana 46. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, yearround. (812) 988-6144 or (888) 298-2984, www.browncountywinery.com. Chateau Thomas Wine Bar provides

award-winning vinifera wines, and well-known musicians, local and otherwise, perform all styles of music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night. You’ll find gourmet foods, cheese plates and gift items, as well as a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Step upstairs to the loft and enjoy your wine amid the Native American

Brown County Antique Mall 7,000 sq ft • 65 spaces • buy/sell

Primitives Furniture Shabby Chic Jewelry Toys Kitschy Vintage Clothes Linens “Man”tiques

Art Gallery

Featuring early indiana artists eclectic cabin ‘round back peeled log furniture porch rockers

812.988.1025 | www.bcantique.com

3288 State Rd. 46 E. (3 miles East of Nashville)

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art in the John Elmore Gallery or, weather permitting, grab a spot on the covered patio near the fireplace. Group tastings can be arranged in advance. 225 S. Van Buren St., (Coachlight Square). (812) 988-8500 or toll free at (888)-761-9463, www.chateauthomas.com/ locations/nashville.

eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat – Our zips are simply awesome. We offer day zips and introducing Night Flights with headlamps, Tiki lit decks, platforms and wildlife views from 60’ in the air. Indiana’s longest, fastest and tallest Zip line canopy tours, 10 themed paintball fields, ATV tours, 30 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails, camping, cabins, event hall and more. Located in scenic Brown County at 2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville, IN 47448. 812-988-7750, www.explorebrowncounty.com Kidscommons, a children’s museum in downtown Columbus, offers families with toddlers to early teens a vibrant, safe setting where they can explore three floors of hands-on learning and fun. Spend time in the Childhood Garden, scamper up the 17-foot-tall climbing wall or hang out in the bubble room, where you can stand inside a body bubble. Don’t miss museum favorites ExploraHouse, home of the world-famous giant toilet, and Kids on the Move, a healthy lifestyles exhibit. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Open Monday, mid-June through mid-August. 309 Washington St., Columbus, (812) 378-3046, www.kidscommons.org. Melchior Marionette Theatre, west side of South Van Buren Street. For information on seasonal shows, call (800) 849-4853 or visit www.melchiormarionettes.com. Mike’s Music & Dance Barn, 2277 W.

Indiana 46, offers country music and dancing. Beer, wine and food available. No smoking. Friday and Saturday shows: 7 to 11p.m. (812) 988-8636, www.thedancebarn.com.

Pioneer Village Museum, east of courthouse. Step back into the 19th century. Open weekends and holidays, 1 to 5 p.m. May to October. (812) 988-6089. Rawhide Ranch, 1292 S. Indiana 135, offers

45-minute guided horseback rides daily on 56 acres of wooded trails bordering Brown County State


The quiet secret just north of Nashville... Park, plus team building, zip lining and low ropes facilitated by Team Effect. (812) 988-0085 or (888) 94-RANCH, www.rawhideranchusa.com.

Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 E. Indiana 46,

Morgantown

offers an 18-hole championship golf course, two golf pros who are available for private and group instruction. Enjoy other amenities such as The Brown County Steak & Seafood Co., The Overlook Lodge, 19th Hole Sports Bar & Grille and a fully stocked pro shop. (812) 988-7888, www. saltcreekgolf.com.

Schooner Valley Stables, 2282 W. Indiana

46, offers more than the usual horseback ride, with the option to walk, trot or canter. With no age limit, the whole family is welcome. Hear some brief history of Brown County while meandering through the hills and hollers of Yellowwood State Forest. Reservations appreciated;” (812)988-2859, www.schoonervalleystables.com

WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington is rated one of the nation’s top 25 hands-on science centers. WonderLab puts visitors in touch with the wonder and excitement of science through popular experiences like the two-story grapevine maze, the kinetic contraption, the Bubble-Airium and close encounters with live animals. A special area provides science adventures for very young children. WonderLab is on the B-Line Trail in the downtown arts district, 308 W. Fourth St., Bloomington. Open: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. (812) 337-1337, www.wonderlab.org. Yellowwood State Forest, 772 Yellowwood Lake Road, has a 133-acre lake, primitive campgrounds, row boat rental, hiking, hunting, fishing and bridle trails. (812) 988-7945, www.in.gov/dnr/forestry.

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Lodging 1875 Homestead Bed & Breakfast, 3766 E. Indiana 46,z is a charming country Victorian home built in the late 1800s. It invites you to step back in time and relax from the hustle-bustle and crowds of the village. Enjoy a scrumptious home-cooked country breakfast with richly brewed coffee or select teas. Complimentary soft drinks and homemade cookies are available each afternoon and evening; (812) 988-0853, homestead1875@aol.com. Abe Martin Lodge & Cabins, Brown County

State Park, offers 160 rooms/cabins, 12,000-squarefoot indoor aquatic center, a full-service restaurant, game room, cable, hiking trails and beautiful vistas. The lodge was built in 1932 of hand-hewn native stone and oak timbers cut in the park. The main lodge has two spacious and comfortable lobbies with two fireplaces; (812) 988-4418, abemartinlodge@dnr.state.in.us.

The Brick Lodge is just a mile north of

Nashville on Indiana 135. Enjoy two bedrooms with two baths, a game room with a pool table, cable TV, gas fireplace, outdoor hot tub, gas grill and a fully equipped kitchen. Accommodates eight

people; (812) 988-8400, (800) 848-6274, www.bricklodge.com.

Brown County Inn, 51 E. Indiana 46, invites you to relax and feel a touch of Indiana’s past. The rustic inn offers 99 guest rooms and two suites, complete with queen- or king-size beds to make your stay a comfortable one. Every guest room has a walkout covered porch or covered balcony, coffee maker, hair dryer, 25-inch TV with game ports, rockers and phone with data port. Enjoy the large covered pool year-round. Playground, miniature golf and tennis courts are also available; (812) 988-2291, (877) 772-5249, www.browncountyinn.com. Camp Palawopec Lodge & Retreat Area,

3497 Clay Lick Road, offers a lodge that sleeps 30 guests and outdoor cabins that can accommodate 70 guests. Enjoy 300 acres of woods, trails, four-acre lake, canoes, kayaks, beach, campfire areas, basketball court, ultimate frisbee, soccer field, horseshoes, volleyball area, mountain bike trails, indoor meeting and dining area. Kitchen facilities are available. Open year-round; (812) 988-2689, www.camppalawopec.com.

Comfort Inn , 75 W. Chestnut St; located a quarter mile from downtown Nashville.  A Platinum

and Gold Award winner, the hotel has spacious, clean comfortable rooms with HD flat screens in every room, complementary  hot & cold breakfast, indoor pool, fitness room, high speed internet.  Zip Line and Trail ride packages available and other special package rates;  (812) 988-6118, www.choicehotels.com.

Comfort Inn, 11711 N. U.S. 31, Exit 76B.

Located next to Edinburgh Premium Outlets and Exit 76 Antique Mall, newly renovated, spacious rooms and suites with whirlpools and kitchenettes.  Complimentary hot and cold breakfast, manager’s reception Monday through Thursday; high speed Internet, business center, indoor pool, fitness room, guest laundry, HD flat screens in every room.  Special packages available  (812) 526-9899, www.comfortinn.com

Cornerstone Inn & Suites, downtown Nashville at 54 E. Franklin St., offers a private dining area and individually appointed guest rooms. Top off your getaway with a complimentary breakfast buffet. Thirty-seven guest rooms, balconies, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces and meeting facilities; www.CornerstoneInn.com. Cozy Bear Log Cabin, west Indiana 46, can

accommodate six guests with three bedrooms (queen beds). The upper level of this cabin has two bedrooms, a full bath (whirlpool tub) and a pool table. The living room has a gas log fireplace. The television has a full satellite package and VCR/DVD player. Screened porch offers a relaxing hot tub; (812) 829-1186, www.cobblestoneloghomes.com.

eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch

Retreat. Day zips and introducing Night Flights with headlamps are available, tiki lit decks, platforms and wildlife views from 60’ in the air. Indiana’s longest, fastest and tallest zip line canopy tours, 10 themed paintball fields, ATV tours, 30 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails, camping, cabins, event hall and more. Located in scenic Brown County at 2620 Valley Branch Road, (812) 988-7750, www.explorebrowncounty.com

Established in 1926, the Gallery has been a Tradition in Art for over 80 years. Main St. & Artist Dr. • Ample Parking Monday - Saturday 10am – 5pm • Sunday 12 – 5pm

812.988.4609 • brncagal@att.net www.browncountyartgallery.org

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Fondulac Farm Cabin Rentals, 5 miles west of Nashville on Lanam Ridge Road, offers three unique cabins on 47 scenic acres with views, ponds, fishing, canoeing, hiking, fireplaces, outdoor fire pits, hot tub, fully equipped, internet. Cabins accommodate up to six people. (812) 988-4796, www.fondulacfarm.com. Green Valley Lodge, 692 W. Indiana 46, is a

wonderful place to stay. Enjoy individually appointed rooms and grounds in a safe, quiet setting. The lodge offers king-size beds in the Royal Spa Hot Tub Suites and two double beds or one queen in the cozy


Lodging

about all of our homes are available online at www. browncountylogcabins.com 4118 St. Road 46 East near Gnaw Bone. Office hours Monday-Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. (812) 988.6429, browncountylogcabins.com

overnight rooms. Ask about weeknight discounts. Wireless Internet available; (812) 988-0231, www.greenvalleylodge.com.

Hidden Valley Inn, 201 N. Van Buren St.,

VCR and DVD player, as well as VHS movies for your enjoyment. Charcoal grills, a picnic table and fire pit are available for use by all guests. Only 3.5 miles from downtown Nashville; (812) 988-0984, www.browncountycabins.com.

Hilltop Cabin & Luxury Suites has a fireplace, whirlpool tub, pool table, big screen TV, full kitchen and a breathtaking view. Options range from a one-bedroom cabin with fireplace to suites with full kitchens, (seasonal) gas log fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, pool table, big screen TV and private decks. Every suite and cabin boasts a

is a charming hotel just a short walk to shops, restaurants, theaters, galleries and activities. Each suite features a kitchen, dining area and living room; (812) 988-9000, (877) 988-9099, www.hiddenvalleyinn.net.

Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St., offers

45 rooms with an indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool spa, restaurant and lounge. The hotel features one- and

Brown County Winery

Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals Stay with

us and start a new tradition……we are one of the largest full-service rental management companies in Southern Indiana specializing in managing over 100 vacation homes, log cabins, guest suites and cottages in Brown, Bartholomew and Monroe counties. All vacation homes are fully furnished; most offer hot tubs, seasonal fireplaces, and game rooms. They vary in size accommodating from 2-10 guests, ideal for a romantic retreat, family gathering or celebrating a special occasion. The homes are located in various areas throughout the county: private, wooded acreage; in the heart of Nashville, near Indiana University or with a scenic view. A lodge overlooking scenic Lake Monroe can accommodate up to 24 guests. Reservations and information

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Winery & Tasting Room 4520 State Road 46 East in downtown Gnaw Bone

Tasting Room & Gift Shop

Corner of W. Main St. & Old School Way in downtown Nashville

Complimentary Wine Tasting

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812.988.6144 • 888.298.2984 • 812.988.8646

www.browncountywinery.com • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Spring Shows! Mellencougar

Love, Loss & What I Wore

Saturday, March 16 · 7:30 PM · $22.50

by Nora & Delia Ephron Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20 · 7:30 PM · $15

Ritmos Unidos

Wizard of Oz

with special guest Toby Myers

with Michael Spiro

Saturday, April 13 · 7:30 PM · $18

performed by the Nashville Dance Studio Thursday & Friday, May 23 & 24 · 7:30 PM · $12

Events

Brown County Music Awards Saturday, March 23 · 7:30 PM · $15

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812.988.6555 · BrownCountyPlayhouse.org Box Office Hours: Wednesday–Saturday Noon–Curtain Time · Sunday 11 70 South Van Buren Street · Nashville, Indiana 47448

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Come enjoy Old West lodging at its finest with nightly campfires and hayrides. Horseback riding available; (812) 988-0085, www.rawhideranchusa.com.

two-bed rooms with a kitchen, dining room, living room, two full baths, balcony and cable TV. Ask about the whirlpool suites, hot tub rooms and studios. Wedding and banquet facilities available; (812) 988-8400, www.hotelnashville.com.

Red Bud Inn, west Indiana 46, offers newly decorated rooms with hardwood floors, fresh line-dried linens and charming country décor; (812) 988-1661.

Rawhide Ranch, south Indiana 135, is bordered on two sides by Brown County State Park.

Rustic Elegance, west Indiana 46, features a newly constructed four-bedroom log home on

four acres with a panoramic view to the south and beautiful wooded views in every other direction. Decks and/or porches surround the cabin. Comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a master bedroom with a king bed and master bath with a Jacuzzi tub large enough for two. Cabin has a half bath for guests, a sunroom overlooking the woods and two bedrooms with king beds upstairs. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Downstairs boasts a family room with a pool table and another full bath; (812) 829-1186, www. cobblestoneloghomes.com.

Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 E. Indiana 46,

Luxury Log Home Overnight Rentals & Timeshares Built by

Cobblestone Log Homes

812.829.1186

offers 32 two-bedroom fully furnished condos for overnight lodging. Each unit has one king- and one full-size bedroom with private baths, family room with fireplace, stocked kitchen and balcony or private deck. Enjoy the outdoor pool, hot tub, restaurant, snack restaurant, 18-hole championship golf course, pro shop and banquet facility; (812) 988-7888, www.saltcreekgolf.com.

The Antique Cabin, The Garden Cabin, The Kelly Reed Cabin and The Pines Cabin, Clay Lick Road, are individual fully

furnished log cabins that sleep two to eight guests each. Complete kitchens, vintage claw-foot tubs, and antique décor on the inside; secluded, woodsy settings outside. Some cabins feature fireplaces, lofts or decks. Access to four-acre lake, hiking trails, canoes and kayaks. Ten minutes to Nashville; (812) 988-2689, ww.logcabinsofbrowncounty.com.

The North House, 194 N. Van Buren St., offers three bedrooms featuring two king-sized beds, one queen-sized bed and a queen sleeper sofa, as well as private parking, a privacy fence around the rear deck (grill provided) and hot tub; (812) 988-8400, www.northhousegetaway.com.

www.browncountygetaways.com The Art & Soul of Nashville Over 50 Contemporary Artists Marie Goth Estate Collection of early 20th C Paintings

Artist Demonstrations Workshops Tours 48 South Van Buren • P.O. Box 324 • 47448 • 812-988-6185 •

The Historic Minor House in the Heart of Downtown Nashville Tues. - Sat. 11-5 • Sun. 12-5 • www.BrownCountyArtGuild.org

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The Seasons Lodge and Conference Center, 560 E. Indiana 46, is perched on top

of one of Brown County’s softly rolling hills. Enjoy this full-service hotel with dining room, lounge and enclosed pool; (812) 988-2284, (800) 365-7327, www.seasonslodge.com.

Near Brown County Hampton Inn, 12161 N. U.S. 31, Exit 76B.

Located next to Edinburgh Premium Outlets and Exit 76 Antique Mall, offers complimentary hot and cold breakfast, manager’s reception Monday through Thursday, high speed Internet, business center, indoor pool, fitness room, guest laundry, HD flat screens, microwave and fridge in every room, suites with whirlpool and kitchenettes.  Special packages available. (812) 526-5100, www.hamptoninn.com


Hampton Inn, 249 N. Sandy Creek Drive,

Seymour. Located next to Shadowood Golf Course and a variety of eateries.  A Lighthouse Award Winner, the Hampton Inn offers suites with whirlpool and kitchenettes, microwave and fridge in every room, complimentary hot and cold breakfast, managers reception, Monday through Thursday; high speed Internet, business center, guest laundry, HD flat screens, indoor pool, fitness room.  Special packages available. (812)523-2409 , www.hamptoninn.com.

Hilton Garden Inn, 12210 N. U.S. 31, Exit 76B. Located next to Edinburgh Premium Outlets and Exit 76 Antique Mall, offers 3,000 square feet of meeting space, indoor pool with whirlpool, complimentary high speed Internet, business center, guest laundry.  The Great American Grill & Lounge serves breakfast and dinner daily;  dinner specials and packages available. (812) 526-8600, www.hiltongardeninn.com   Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 12225 N. U.S. 31, Exit 76B. Located next to the Edinburgh Premium Outlets and Exit 76 Antique Mall, brand new hotel offers 1,400 square feet of meeting space. Perfect for business or special events. Complimentary hot and cold breakfast, manager’s reception Monay through Thursday; high speed Internet, business center, media pods with televisions, fitness center, indoor pool and spa, large outdoor patio, microwave and fridge in every room, HD television, suites with whirlpool and kitchenettes.  Special packages available. (812) 526-4919, www.holidayinnexpress.com   Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 249 N. Sandy Creek Drive, Seymour, offers a variety of suites with whirlpool, fireplaces or kitchenettes.  All rooms equipped with microwave and fridge, HD flat screens, high speed Internet.  Complimentary hot and cold breakfast, managers reception Monday through Thursday; guest business center, indoor pool with spa, and fitness center.  Adjacent to Shadowood Golf Course.  Special packages available.  (812) 522-1200, www.holidayinnexpress.com Welcome to Robinwood Inn, where you can unwind and relax . The quiet wooded setting allows you to be close to everything while feeling like you’re away from it all. The Inn is located less than one mile from the quaint village of Nashville, with its art galleries, locally owned shops and restaurants. For the nature lovers, we are also less than a mile from Indiana’s largest state park with its gorgeous vistas, pristine lakes and plenty of hiking, horseback riding and mountain bike trails. Our Inn offers the charm and hospitality of a vintage country inn while providing guests the privacy and amenities of a fully equipped vacation cabin. Visit us online at www.robinwoodinn. com, or call 812-988-7094. • Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide | Spring 2013

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Conferences, Retreats & Reunions Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, offers meeting rooms, conference facilities and private dining areas for your next conference, meeting, wedding or retreat. Seating capacity ranges from 10 to 400. The banquet department caters private meals, snacks and breaks and can also prepare a barbecue or meal function at one of the park shelter houses for groups of 50 or more. For smaller picnic groups, it

can prepare box lunches. (812) 988-4418, www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inna/abe/index.html.

Artists Colony Inn, corner of Franklin

and Van Buren streets, is a romantic, 19thcentury-style inn offering an elegant banquet room for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions with 20 charming guest rooms and three executive whirlpool suites.

& Suites DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE 36 Exemplary Guest Rooms Balconies Whirlpool Tubs Fireplaces Signature Treats Dining Areas Breakfast Buffet Meeting Facilities

54 East Franklin Street • Downtown Nashville www.CornerstoneInn.com • 812.988.0300 • 888.383.0300

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Special menu selections served plated or buffetstyle. Also offers meeting space for up to 80 people. Specializing in small meetings with two meeting rooms that accommodate 10 to 50 people. Complete audiovisual equipment and high-speed Internet access. (812) 988-0600, www.artistscolonyinn.com.

Brown County Inn, 51 E. Indiana 46, offers meeting facilities that capture all the charm and atmosphere of days gone by, surrounded with serenity, graciousness and spectacular natural beauty. Technology and equipment provided for meetings and presentations. The Brown County Inn offers flexible meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 250 people and can be customized to your requirements. Brown County Inn’s support staff can help make your dream wedding come true. Also available for bridal showers, luncheons, rehearsal dinners and weddings. Choose from plated or buffet menus, hors d’oeuvres, and cash or host bars. (812) 988-2291 or (877) 772-5249, www.browncountyinn.com. Camp Palawopec Lodge & Retreat Area, 3497 Clay Lick Road. Camp log cabin

lodge sleeps 30 guests, and outdoor cabins can accommodate 70 guests. Enjoy 300 acres of woods, trails, 4-acre lake, canoes, kayaks, beach, campfire areas, basketball court, ultimate Frisbee, soccer field, horseshoes, volleyball area, mountain bike trails, indoor meeting and dining area. Kitchen facilities available. Open year-round. (812) 988-2689, www.camppalawopec.com.

Comfort Inn, 75 W. Chestnut St., is perfect for retreats. Enjoy the lodge-like atmosphere with cozy lobby and spacious guest rooms. Enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center. (812) 988-6118, www.choicehotels.com. Cornerstone Inn & Suites, downtown

Nashville at 54 E. Franklin St., where relaxation flows with a restorative rhythm. Shop in Nashville, then return to the Cornerstone Inn private dining area to indulge in complimentary signature treats and desserts. Retire to your individually appointed guest room and top off your getaway with a complimentary breakfast buffet. Thirty-seven guest rooms, balconies,


Ethereal Day Spa & Salon whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, meeting facilities, exceptional service and value. View all rooms, rates and specials at www.cornerstoneinn.com.

eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat – Our zips are simply awesome. We offer day zips and introducing Night Flights with headlamps, Tiki lit decks, platforms and wildlife views from 60’ in the air. Indiana’s longest, fastest and tallest Zip line canopy tours, 10 themed paintball fields, ATV tours, 30 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails, camping, cabins, event hall and more. Located in scenic Brown County at 2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville, IN 47448. 812-988-7750, www.explorebrowncounty.com Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St., is an

all-suite hotel that overlooks the town of Nashville and offers conference facilities and catering. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool, whirlpool spa and sauna, plus on-site dining room and lounge. A perfect setting for your wedding and reception, engagement party or rehearsal dinner. (812) 988-8400, www.hotelnashville.com.

Rawhide Ranch, 1292 S. Indiana 135, excels at hosting large groups with a unique environment for company meetings, retreats and seminars traditionally held at hotels. (812) 988-0085, www.rawhideranchusa.com. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 E. Indiana 46, offers a beautiful banquet facility that can accommodate 20 to 200 people. The facility overlooks the golf course and is great for weddings, receptions, reunions, corporate events and small meetings. On-site catering available. (812) 988-7888, www.saltcreekgolf.com. The Seasons Lodge and Conference Center, 560 E. Indiana 46, offers space for

simple receptions or technologically enhanced conferences complete with high-speed Internet. The Seasons Lodge has 10 meeting rooms that accommodate 10 to 500 people and can accommodate up to 400 people for weddings or receptions. Choose from served or buffet menus, hors d’oeuvres and cash or host bars. Also available for bridal teas, bridal showers, luncheons, rehearsal dinners and weddings. (812) 988-2284 or (800) 365-7327, www.seasonslodge.com.

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Village of Nashville · Corner of Van Buren & Washington, 2nd floor Monday–Saturday 10 to 7 · Sundays by appointment

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Food, Snacks & Spirits 19th Hole Sports Bar, 2359 E. Indiana

46, offers drink specials, including its infamous $1 Draft Wednesdays. Enjoy the pool table, Golden Tee arcade, darts and five flat-screen HDTVs. 19th Hole offers the famous Salt Creek tenderloin— this breaded classic is an Indiana staple. The 19th Hole changes from a classic eatery during lunch to a great sports bar during the evening and night hours. On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy live music with everything from bluegrass to hard rock. (812) 988-4575, www.browncountygolf.com.

Accent Dining Room at The Seasons Lodge offers dining with

spectacular views of the wooded hillside. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a fried chicken buffet on Tuesday evenings and a prime rib buffet on Friday evenings. Fried biscuits and apple butter are available for each meal. Soup and salad bar also available. Reservations are suggested but not required. For cocktails and live music, head into the Saloon Lounge. Various musical entertainers perform from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. (812) 988-2284.

Big Woods Brewing Co., one of

the Midwest’s newest and most unique microbreweries, was founded by Tim O’Bryan, Ed Ryan and Jeff McCabe. Located in the heart of Brown County, the timber-frame brew house features a full-service restaurant and bar, with small-batch craft beer on tap and weekly food specials ranging from pan-seared Indiana duck to chef Emily’s Yumbalaya Jumbalaya. 60 Molly’s Lane, Nashville. (812) 988-6000, www.bigwoodsbeer.com.

Producing award-winning wines for 21 years, Brown County Winery offers locally made wine, wine accessories and gifts for wine people, along with local jams, salsa and jelly. Tasting room is located at corner of Main Street and Old School Way. Stop by the winery and tasting room in Gnaw Bone, 4520 E. Indiana 46. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday year-round. (812) 988-6144 or (888) 298-2984, www.browncountywinery.com. One of the charms of Carmel Corn Cottage is the size and how many products

can fit inside. Serving everything from popcorn to candies to caramel apples and drinks. Even the signs on the walls are for sale. This is a must stop and see when visiting Brown County, samples are always free. 82 North Van Buren Street, Nashville, 812-988-6011; www.carmelcorncottage.com.

Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe offers award-winning vinifera wines,

plus well-known musicians, local and otherwise, performing all styles of music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. You’ll find gourmet foods, cheese plates and gift items, and step upstairs to the loft and enjoy your wine amidst the Native American art in the John Elmore Gallery. Weather permitting, grab a spot on the covered patio. Group tastings can be arranged in advance. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday; 225 S. Van Buren St., Coachlight Square. (812) 988-8500, www.chateauthomas.com.

WE’RE MORE THAN JUST International Award-Winning Wines!

Wine Bar & Gift Shoppe Open Daily Tastings Daily Unique Wine Gifts & Cheeses Live Music Friday & Saturday 7-10pm Comfortable Indoor & Patio Seating Available

812.988.8500 • 888.761.WINE www.chateauthomas.com Located at S. Van Buren Street • Nashville

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Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night at Corn Crib Lounge at the Brown County Inn, junction of Indiana 46 and 135. Local musicians, as well as artists from surrounding areas and states, provide the live entertainment. (812) 988-2291. Take in the casual Victorian setting, while dining on top Angus beef, chicken, fresh seafood, pasta or salads, along with homemade desserts at Darlene’s at Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St. Full bar also available. (812) 988-8400.

Harvest Moon Pizzeria, 140 W. Main St., is more than just a pizzeria. Enjoy a casual dining experience or call ahead for carry-out. Harvest Moon offers pizza, pasta, salads and sandwiches. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. (812) 988-6565. Harvest Preserve, 61 W. Main St., makes its own apple butter, plus sauces, mixes and spices. (812) 988-7606.

Hobnob Corner, corner of Main and

Van Buren streets, is housed in Nashville’s oldest commercial building. It serves breakfast and lunch daily, along with dinners Wednesday through Sunday, throughout the year. Traditional fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner features a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads and seasonal specialties. Wine is available. (812) 988-4114.

Enjoy assorted fresh roasted nuts, fudge, chocolates and more at Jack and Jill Nut Shop, beside the Playhouse on South Van Buren Street. Mail order is available. (812) 988-7480. With its rustic charm and quaint elegance, the

Little Gem Restaurant is the perfect place

to sit back, relax and enjoy a Hoosier classic from the menu or a plate of offerings from one of the unique buffets. The outdoor patio seating offers spectacular views of the woods and park. The Little Gem Restaurant is open daily for breakfast 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Located at the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park.

McDonald’s, Salt Creek Plaza, offers fast food, from burgers and fries, fish sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and assorted salads, plus


your breakfast favorites. Be sure to check out the toy train displays. Open daily. (812) 988-4452.

nostalgic candy and much more. Check out the Mr. Peanut collectibles display. (812) 988-7606.

full bar. Great for rehearsal dinners and group dining. (812) 988-6166.

Miller’s Ice Cream House, 61 W. Main St., has been making real homemade ice cream—the old-fashioned way with rock salt and ice—since 1977. Enjoy all the basic flavors (and then some) served in dishes, cake or homemade waffle cones, as shakes, malts, sodas or floats or on warm homemade cobbler or a sundae. Hours vary by season. (812) 988-0815. www.millericecream.com.

The Farmhouse Cafe, 5171 N. Upper Bean Blossom Road, offers healthy, fresh homemade meals and refreshing drinks served in an 1830s brick farmhouse. Enjoy homemade soups, wonderful summer salads, sandwiches, desserts, iced teas and fruit frizzes indoors or outside on the porch or patio. Stroll through two acres of herb and perennial gardens before or after your meal. Lunch 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, dinner 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Call for seasonal hours. (812) 988-2004.

The Brown County Steak & Seafood Co. at Salt Creek Golf Retreat,

2359 E. Indiana 46, offers a casual menu featuring steaks, seafood, pastas and chicken. Full bar with beer, wine and liquor specials offered every night. Try the Sunday brunch. Reservations are accepted but not required. Open 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Check out the Brown County Democrat for coupons. www.saltcreekgolf.com.

The Ordinary is a page out of the past,

Trolly’s, at the corner of Van Buren

From the moment you walk in the door at the Nashville Fudge Kitchen and breathe in that yummy aroma, you know your entire visit is all about the candy. The creamy fudges are made the old-fashioned way, cooked in a copper kettle and hand-paddled on thick marble tables. The gourmet candy-coated popcorns are made from original recipes, and the hand-dipped candy, caramel apples, creamy fudge, gelato and ice cream are all favorites. Nashville Fudge Kitchen ships everywhere. 60 S. Van Buren St., (812) 988-0709, www.nashvillefudgekitchen.com.

reminiscent of colonial times in America and wrapped up in a warm friendly atmosphere. Lunch and dinner features hearty soups, sandwiches of wild game, pork loin, dinners of pot roast and steaks—all accompanied by your favorite beverage, beer, wine or cocktail from the

and Gould streets, offers its own hickorysmoked pork barbecue, homemade sloppy Joes, Italian sausage and hot dogs with all the trimmings. Ask about the daily specials. Call (812) 988-4273 for seasonal hours.

Enjoy chicken salad with grapes and pecans served with pumpkin bread, fresh soups or other sandwiches on fresh-baked bread or Kaiser rolls, plus fried biscuits with apple butter and freshbaked desserts at the Nashville General Store & Bakery, tucked away at 118 E. Washington St. (812) 988-6362. Featuring the Ultimate Catfish Sandwich, The Port Hole Bar & Grill offers dine-in or carry-out daily for lunch or dinner; serving steaks, chicken, ribs and our specialty, catfish. Live music on Friday and Saturday evening. Lake Lemon: 8939 E. South Shore Drive, Unionville, IN. 812-339-1856; www.portholeinn.com or find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/PortHole-Inn/129631510448947

That Sandwich Place, corner of Main and Van Buren streets, offers chef salads, peanut butter and jelly with fries and a big red apple. The restaurant is also a shrine to Bob Knight, with a large collection of memorabilia. Opens at 8:30 a.m., closes at varying times, depending on the season. Dinner is not available. (812) 988-2355.

The Candy Dish, 61 W. Main St., offers fine chocolates, fudge made right in the store,

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Unique & SPecialty Shops Brown County Clocks and Collectibles – Where Time Stands Still Ever wonder what a shop would be

like that has beautiful, clever and memorable things in it? A place where people come to visit, chat and share wonderful memories and positive energy? Danna Fisher Moore has always dreamed of such a shop, and when she found the perfect location in the Artists’ Colony Shops, Brown County Clocks and Collectibles was born. Tucked in a corner, many of her life memories are on display for all to enjoy and buy to create new memories. Walls are filled with clocks, bears, figurines, treasure boxes and antique gems. Jewelry, china, books and Brown County historical items fill the shop. Artists’ Colony Shops - 125 S. Van Buren St. #1C (812) 988.6909

Apple Works, 8157 S. Road 250W,

Trafalgar, lies in southern Johnson County, a stone’s throw away from beautiful Brown County. Nestled on gently rolling hills dotted

with ponds and pockets of woods, the farm is a destination away from the fast pace of today. Relax at Apple Works, whether you come to buy a bag of apples or experience some of the many family-oriented activities. Visit the website for a list of activities and products. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, mid-April through Dec. 23, (317) 878-9317; www.apple-works.com.

flavors include soft, low-fat, wheat-free, cornfree, seasonal treats and many others. Order online or stop in and visit the pet boutique; www.barkingood.com.

only baby and toddler shop. Owner Liz Grubbs and her mother hand-crochet and embroider many of the unique items for sale. Check out the new personalized children’s CDs and DVDs in the store at 125 S. Van Buren St. in the Artists Colony Shops; (812) 988-2300.

Find many of your favorite collectibles at Carol’s Crafts Fine Gifts and Collectibles in the Artist Colony Shops. Choose from Glass Baron Hand Blown Glass, Gooseberry Patch Cook Books, Jim Shore Originals, Lori Mitchell Folk Art, Lilliput Lane Cottages, Painted Ponies, Horse of a Different Color, Pipka Santas, Lang Graphics Calendars and Cards, Lenox Classics and more. Locally handcrafted items include painted ornaments by Jessi Vandenberg and pottery by Fox Run of Brown County; (812) 988-6388, (800) 345-6388, www.carolscrafts.com

Bone Appetit, 211 S. Van Buren St.,

Cathy’s Corner, 39 E. Franklin St., offers

Babies, Toddlers, & More is Nashville’s

offers truffles, woofles and more for your pets. Dog owners in the know have been treating their pooches to the shop’s natural and gourmet treats since 1998. More than 20

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a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art and rare hard-to-find items. Painting classes are available by appointment; (812) 988-4091.

Flower & Herb Barn & Nursery, 5171 Bean Blossom Road, offers unusual plants, herbs, perennials, vines, flowering shrubs and trees, soils, mulches, garden art, antiques and birdhouses. Complete landscape design and installation services are also available. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from spring until frost; (812) 988-7232. Enjoy two of Nashville’s finest shops at Foxfire and Foxfire, 59 E. Main St. Established in 1997, Foxfire offers gifts for baby showers and weddings, comfort and inspirational items, a large selection of frames, Willow Tree Angels, mailbox covers, garden flags, Swan Creek Candles, Rhythm Clocks, table-top dishware, holiday items and more. This corner store offers a huge selection of jewelry, purses and fashion accessories; (812) 988-8707, www.ltlstores.com.

Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures

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State Roads 46 & 135 • 270 S. Van Buren St., Nashville 46

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is a unique shop with more than 20,000 miniatures, dollhouses and delightful accessories—all under one roof. More than 400 artisans are represented. Founded in 1992 and now located in Morgantown, Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures has developed a reputation for quality and service. 69 W. Washington St., Morgantown; (812) 597-4346, www.jeepersminiatures.com.


Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, 522 W. Gourley Pike,

off Indiana 46 Bypass, invites you to drop in for a warm greeting and a hot cup of coffee; (800) 667-7939, www.indianaharley.com.

Harvest Preserve, 61 W. Main St.,

makes its own apple butter and offers a wide variety of sauces, mixes, spices and kitchen accessories; (812) 988-7606.

Health For “U,” 146 E. Main St.,

an independent, full-service health store, features herbs, vitamins, minerals, BioFreeze, Neti Pots, Himalayan Salt Lamps, natural sleep aids, Brown County Soapworks products, personal care products, buffalo meat and more; (812) 988-9890.

House Of Thunder - Motorcycle

Outfitters, New Bus. Est. 9/1/12. For All Your Riding Needs. Offers best prices on jackets, chaps, vests, bags, gloves, helmets, eye wear, rain gear, oil, cleaners & everything between. Lots of gift items & Ladies: Special sexy room in the back. 4413 State Road 46 E. Nashville. Just 3 miles E. of Nashville in Gnaw bone. 812-988-0255.

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Enjoy cashews, pepitas, pistachios, almonds, sunflower seeds, filberts, pecans, peanuts in the shell, brazil nuts and delicious candies at Jack and Jill Nut Shop, 76 S. Van Buren St. Mail order is available; (812) 988-7480.

Madeline’s, in the Calvin House at the

corner of Jefferson and Franklin streets, offers quilts, shams, pillows and bedskirts, along with Susy O’Donnell Redware Pottery, made in Nashville, and Miss Priss Purses, handmade in the U.S. Also choose from your favorite candles by Kentucky Hollow Creations; these 40-hour, soy candles smell good and are made in southern Indiana. Email: madelinesfrenchcountry@ gmail.com; (812) 988-6301.

Come on in to the Men’s Toy Shop and browse our many great items, from Unique T-Shirts to Fine Pipes, Blended Pipe Tobaccos and Premium Cigars, to Tactial, Utility, Camping, and Survival Knives, to Luminox Watches (Developed for the Navy Seals), Surefire Flashlights, EarPro hearing protection, to ammo, to handmade signs, to flasks and shot glasses, many other unique and

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just plain cool items, not found just everywhere! And Ladies, you are certainly very welcome also. Located in the heart of Nashville at 60 N. Van Buren St., 812-988-6590, www.menstoyshop.com

Michael’s Flowers & Antiques, 31 N.

Jefferson St., carries flowers, fresh arrangements, garden items, stained glass, braided rugs, unusual lighting, candles, quilts, garden furniture, birdhouses, antiques, wind chimes and more. Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. (812) 988-7758.

Ole House offers Indiana jams and salsas, flags and outdoor ornaments, country décor and gifts, plus Indiana’s largest flag inventory; 62 E. Washington St., across from Coachlight Square, (812) 988-4770, www.ole-house.com.

Papertrix, 160 Old School Way, is a

rubber stamp and scrapbook boutique conceived by paper and mixed-media artist Cindy Hawrys. Her selection of stamps, papers, tools, embellishments and unique finds will inspire you, and her craft table is always available for hands-on demonstrations or make-and-take projects; (812) 988-2002, www.papertrix.com.

Peg Ann’s Boutique, new location in Franklin Square, offers clothing, jewelry, purses, accessories and fun gifts from varied and distinct collections. Whether you’re shopping with a group or on your own, each visit to Peg Ann’s Boutique is all about you! 71 W. Franklin, Franklin Square in the heart of Nashville, (812) 988-7950, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/Peg-AnnsBoutique/308758178639.

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Men’s & Women’s Leather Jackets, Chaps, Vests, Helmets, Eye Wear, Rain Gear, Oil, Cleaners, Ladies Lingerie Shop & More

Let us host your benefit ride. Hours: Wed thru Sun 10 to 6 Closed Monday & Tuesday

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Sheepstreet Fibers, located 2.5 miles

west of Morgantown on Indiana 252, just a short drive from Nashville, has its own alpacas and Shetland sheep to supply wool to spin into yarn. There is roving for spinners and yarns, fleeces, books, spinning wheels and looms; (812) 597-KNIT, www.sheepstreet.com.

T-Shirt Shop, at the corner of Van Buren and Washington streets, has hundreds of T-shirt designs for you to create your own or ready-made creations; (812) 988-6939. The Book Loft, 45 S. Jefferson St., is

open all year and offers books by regional authors, nature guides, cookbooks, fiction/ non-fiction, genealogy, children’s books and volumes about Brown County; (812) 988-0202.

The Brown County Shop, in the Nashville House at the corner of Main and Van Buren streets, carries Hadley Pottery, Fiesta Ware, Yankee Candles, Renaissance Glass Sun Catchers, Fenton Glass and woven rugs; (812) 988-0880. The Candy Dish, in the Village Green Building at 61 W. Main St., carries handdipped chocolates, imported licorice, saltwater taffy, caramels, kids novelty candy, fresh roasted nuts and homemade fudge. Stop by and see the Planters Nut collectibles display; (812) 988-7606. The Crow’s Nest, South Van Buren

Street in Possum Trot Square, carries Burt’s Bees skin care, gifts for the hunter, fireman and police, garden accents, fountains, holiday items, military gifts, scarves, jewelry, candle-lights and bulbs and unique home accessories; (812) 988-1075.

The Ferguson House, at 78 W.

Franklin St., was constructed in 1873 as a boarding house for artists who came to the village to create paintings of the beautiful rolling hills and scenery of the area, and the


Vacation Rentals story goes that Mrs. Ferguson, at that time, would not rent rooms to “women who wore knickers.” Leased since 1999, the historical property is an “iron decor source,” with tabletop dishware, collegiate/NFL gifts and memorabilia, fashion jewelry, comfort gifts, floral décor, garden, accent furniture, wine accessories and huge holiday sections in season. The Ferguson House also offers Swan Creek Candles, its best-selling product; (812) 988-7388, www.ltlstores.com.

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The Totem Post, 78 S. Van Buren St.,

was opened in 1952 by Bill and Marielle Jockey, who then did custom leatherwork and carried handmade American Indian jewelry and foreign crafts. Today, their merchandise has expanded, but the atmosphere is the same. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day; (812) 988-2511, www.thetotempost.com.

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Find your old-time favorite toys and many you’ve never seen at The Toy Chest, 125 S. Van Buren St. in the Artists Colony Shops; (812) 988-2817 or (800) 362-TOYS, www.browncountytoychest.com.

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At Touch of Silver, Gold & Old, 87 E. Main St., Albert Drake Jr. creates contemporary jewelry and buys and sells estate, antique silver and gold jewelry; (812) 988-6990.

Wishful Thinking, Main Street

Shoppes, offers unique rubber art stamps and scrapbooking supplies. You’ll find personalized customer service and a choice of beginner to experienced classes; Visit our new location next to the Toy Chest in Artist Colony Shoppes. (812) 988-7009, www.wishfulthinking-in.com. •

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Spring events cover a variety of topics ranging from identification, orienteering, ecology, aboveground archaeology and history. 1 to 3 p.m. Location: T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Nashville. Information: (812) 9882785 or www.tcsteele.org. April 13

Michael Spiro with Ritmos Unidos. Performing with this high-

energy eight-person band, multiGrammy nominee Michael Spiro is an internationally recognized percussionist, recording artist and educator known for his work in Latin music. Brown County beer and wine served in the auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Location: Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center, 70 S. Van Buren St. Information: (812) 988-6555 or www. browncountyplayhouse.org.   April 19-20

“Good versus evil.” photo provided by palace theatre of Brown county.

March 16

MellenCougar with special guest Toby Myers. St. Patrick’s Saturday night

party complete with the songs you know and love. A rare appearance by former Mellencamp band musician and Brown County resident Toby Myers in his Playhouse premier: R-OC-K! Brown County beer/wine served in the auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Location: Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center, 70 S. Van Buren St. Information: (812) 988-6555 or www. browncountyplayhouse.org. March 23

Brown County Music Awards. Celebrate Brown County’s rich musical

heritage by paying tribute to today’s artists. Brown County beer and wine served in the auditorium. Benefits Brown County Playhouse. 7:30 p.m. Location: Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center, 70 S. Van Buren St. Information: (812) 988-6555 or www. browncountyplayhouse.org. April 7

Hiking Sundays Outdoor Series.

Join outdoor enthusiasts for this guided hiking series at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Hikers will trek through various trail systems on site, and if possible, hike leaders may even utilize the Nature Conservancy/Yellowwood trail system. Each adventure will be different and

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“Simply Music, Simply Mushrooms – Morel Festival.”

Two-day celebration of the elusive morel mushroom and world-class music. There will be classes for hunters of all levels of experience and ages, along with guided hunts and much more. Camping offered on site. Location: Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Park and Campground, 5163 Indiana 135, Morgantown. Information: (812) 988-8800 or www.morelfestival.com. April 19-20

“Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora and Delia Ephron.

Hilarious yet poignant tales that everyone can relate to: the prom dress, the first bra, the memories wrapped around what you wore on a certain life-changing day. Adult content and language. Brown County beer and wine served in the auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Location: Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center, 70 S. Van Buren St. Information: (812) 988-6555 or www. browncountyplayhouse.org. April 26-27

Brown County Library “Spring is Here!” Plant Sale. 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday,

Next to Toy Chest • Old School Way & Pittman House Lane Nashville, IN 47448 • 812.988.7009 www.wishfulthinking-in.com

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9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Location: Brown County Library, Lower Level, 205 Locust Lane, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-6418 or bcnwp.org.


April 26-28

28th annual Brown County Spring Wildflower Foray. Pick up a brochure at

the Brown County State Park Nature Center or T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Foray includes wildflower and bird walks, a Lake Monroe boat trip, owl calling, nature photography, edible and medicinal plants, nature-themed arts and crafts and even wildflower “yoga.” Location: T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T,C, Steele Road, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-2785.

April 27

Indiana Wine Fair. Now in its 11th year,

the Indiana Wine Fair has grown to become the largest event featuring Indiana wines. The Story Inn provides the first 4,000 participants with a free keepsake wine glass. Parking is free, with priority given to those vehicles with three or more passengers. The Story Inn also provides free shuttle service to and from this event, with buses leaving the Nashville Courthouse every 15 minutes, starting at noon. The wineries will be doling out complimentary one-ounce pours, beginning at 12:30 p.m., and selling full glasses for on-premises consumption, as well as bottles for carry-out. There will be live music (mostly jazz) and plenty of food and nonalcoholic beverages. 12:30 to 7 p.m. Location: Story Inn, 6404 Indiana 135,  Nashville. Information: (812) 9882273 or www.indianawinefair.com. May 4

Spring Blossom Parade. An annual

event to celebrate the community, state and nation. 11 a.m. Location: Village of Nashville.

Habitat for Humanity Spring Benefit Concert. With the Brown County

Community Band. Location: Brown County High School Auditorium, 235 School House Lane, Nashville. Information: www.bc-habitat.com.

Urgent Solution II: Airsoft Tournament. This event will follow the

popular RISK-style gameplay, with missions and high-value targets throughout the day. There will be challenging objectives for both new and experienced players, teams large and small, and will be given based on requests, not commands. The gameplay will last all day with no scheduled breaks. All event organizers involved have a lengthy record of attending and hosting largescale games. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, 2620

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Three Floors of Hands-On Exhibits & Activities for Families with Toddlers to Early Teens. 17’ Climbing Wall Giant Toilet Lightspace Play Wall Kids-At-Art BubbleOlogy & Much More!

Hilltop Cabin & Suites

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Madeline’s Gifts for Home and Happiness French Country Decor • Homemade Items Quilts • Handmade Soy Candles Stop in and see all our new items! Brown County’s largest selection of quilts & premier French Country Shop

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Go to www.bcdemocrat.com to find more listings as they become available. Visitors should confirm dates, times and locations. Further information is available at Brown County Visitors Center at (800) 753-3255 or (812) 988-7303, by e-mail at info@browncounty.com or online at www.browncounty.com.

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Valley Branch Road, Nashville. Information: solution_ zero@hotmail.com or (812) 988-7750.

1810 E. State Road 46, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-6406.

May 4-7

May 5

Talks, craft fair, music and more at the Brown County State Park Nature Center. Location:

Join outdoor enthusiasts for this guided hiking series at T.C. Steele State Historic Site.

Annual Morel Mushroom Festival.

Hiking Sundays Outdoor Series.

JOT ‘EM DOWN CORNER I Brown County

T-Shirt Shop Create YOUR Own T-Shirt 100’s of designs or choose one of our ready-made creations!

(812) 988-6939 Corner of Van Buren & Washington Streets Downtown Nashville

HUNGRY? Stop By Your Hometown McDonald’s and Fill Up on Your Favorites.

Hikers will trek through various trail systems on site, and if possible, hike leaders may even utilize the Nature Conservancy/Yellowwood trail system. Each adventure will be different and cover a variety of topics ranging from identification, orienteering, ecology, aboveground archaeology and history. 1 to 3 p.m. Location: T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-2785 or www. tcsteele.org. May 17-18 Bring the entire family for the annual Taste of Brown County. Enjoy live music, great food, yummy sweets and delightful drinks. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Location: Village of Nashville. Information: (812) 988-7303. May 17-19 36th annual Shelby Spring Fling. A collection of beautiful automobiles will be on tour in Brown County State Park. Information: www. indianasaac.com. May 18

Festival of Flowers Paint Out. Artists painting on the grounds of the T.C. Steele State Historic Site for an annual contest. Public is invited to watch. Location: T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Nashville. Information: (812) 988-2785 or www.tcsteele.org. Sub-9 Schooner Shakedown. An

Serving Brown County & Its Visitors 501 E. State Rd. 46 | Salt Creek Plaza

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individual, time-trial, point-to-point race. Racers will compete against a clock while additional time bonuses are awarded for clearing the most difficult obstacles along the course. The 2013 event will be open to 50 individuals competing in Open Men, Open Women and Singlespeed categories. Part of the 2013 IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit weekend. 3 to 6 p.m. Location: Brown County State Park. Information: (317) 413-0624 or www.schoonershakedown.com. • Go to www.bcdemocrat.com to find more listings as they become available. Visitors should confirm dates, times and locations. Further information is available at Brown County Visitors Center at (800) 753-3255 or (812) 988-7303, by e-mail at info@browncounty.com or online at www.browncounty.com.


Ongoing events Join the Brown County State Park Nature Center for an array of activities.

Check out the schedule online at www. browncountystatepark.us or call (812) 988-5240.

Join the Brown County State Park Nature Center for an array of activities.

Movie Night takes place year-round—watch

the classics every Thursday evening, 6-8 p.m. Grab a glass of award-winning wine and enjoy the show. Stop by Chateau Thomas Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe or call (812) 988-8500 to find out what is playing each week.

Pine Room Tavern, 51 E. Chestnut St., Nashville (behind the Salt Creek Inn), features a Ryder Film Series and Sunday Night Jazz Series. Check out the website for dates and times. (812) 988-0236, www.pineroomtavern.com. Continues next page

Check out the schedule online at www. browncountystatepark.us or call (812) 988-5240.

Enjoy live music at the 19th Hole, Salt Creek Golf Retreat, every Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. (812) 988-7888, www.saltcreekgolf.com. Hear live music at the Corn Crib Lounge in the Brown County Inn every Friday and Saturday night at 9 p.m. www.browncountyinn.com. Head out for live music at the Saloon Lounge, Seasons Lodge every Friday and Saturday night at 9 p.m. (800) 365-7327, www. seasonslodge.com.

Regional Authors & Subjects Children’s Books Nature Guides Cookbooks Fiction/Non-Fiction Genealogy

Family Book Store & Card Shop 45 South Jefferson Street • 988-0202 • Open All Year

Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe, 225 S. Van Buren St., offers live music

every Friday and Saturday night, featuring wellknown artists in all styles of music. 7-10 p.m. Call (812) 988-8500 or visit www.chateauthomas.com for a complete list of events.

Songwriter Showcase lets you enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the sweet melodies of local and national artists performing original music every Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. Stop by Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe or call (812) 988-8500 to find out who is performing each week.

Live Music at the Port Hole Bar & Grill. Visit our site for upcoming shows www.portholeinn.com

Melchior Marionettes - This 20 minute variety show of trick marionettes will delight people of all ages. A wide variety of music and a hand painted street scene enhances this delightful cabaret. Watch how the puppeteer pulls the strings to make the dancers, jugglers, trapeze artists and others, come to life...a unique experience! Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m. starting May 26. Tickets available starting 20 minutes prior to the show. Extra shows in October. Closed August. Visit us at : http://melchiormarionettes.com/ for specific shows and schedules or to book a private show.

Traditional Pottery... Finely Crafted

Pottery by Larry Spears Photography by Kyle Spears Jewelry by Tyler Spears Also representing artists in metal and wood.

5110 SR 135 South (On the way to Story Inn) • 812.988.1287 Also conveniently located at: 15 S. Van Buren St. (Next to Nashville House) • 812.988.1286

www.spearspottery.com

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The Veteran’s

Museum C A M P AT T E R B U R Y, I N D I A N A The

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OUTDOOR MUSEU

has equipment on display from many aily. wars and is open d

Hear live music at Muddy Boots Café. Visit the website for upcoming events. (812) 988-6911, www.muddyboots.com.

Weaving Demonstrations and day-weaving workshops are available

at Homestead Weaving Studio from March-December. (812) 988-8622, www. homesteadweaver.com.

Head to the Brown County Dragway, just five miles north of Nashville and one mile east of Bean Blossom on Gatesville Road. Watch or participate in the Saturday and Sunday events. Call for details. (812) 988-6103. On race day, call (812) 9881505 or visit www.browncountydragway.com.

Stamping and scrapbooking classes and parties are available through Wishful Thinking.

ted The gift shop is loca WW ll in an old restored sport railcar used to tran troops at that time.

(812) 988-7005, www.wishfulthinking-in.com.

WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology offers extended

with A paved walkway and plenty of benches hout the shade trees throug access displays offers easy for everyone.

hours until 8:30 p.m. on First Fridays. Available with discount admission and special activities first Friday of each month. Also offered: Discovery Time weekly preschool program. (812) 337-1337, www.wonderlab.org.

TC Steele State Historic Site offers trails,

exhibits, poetry, art, teas and classes. Visit the website for details. (812) 677-2003, www.tcsteele.org.

Take guided horseback rides and experience Holler Hoppin’ ziplines at Rawhide

Ranch. Kid’s horse retreats take place during summer. Call (888) 94-RANCH or visit www. rawhideranchusa.com for more info.

Located at 2277 State Road 46 West (Four miles west of Nashville or 12 miles each of Bloomington), Mike’s Dance Barn offers pool tables, food and beverages. Country line dance lessons are available every Monday, and the second Friday of each month is ballroom dancing night. Head to Mike’s on Saturdays for live music. (812) 988-8636, www.thedancebarn.com.

LOCATED JUST WEST OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO CAMP ATTERBURY

Go to www.bcdemocrat.com to find more listings as they become available. Visitors should confirm dates, times and locations. Further information is available at Brown County Visitors Center at (800) 753-3255 or (812) 988-7303, by e-mail at info@browncounty.com or online at www.browncounty.com.


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147 E. Main St. Nashville, IN 47448 P.O. Box 277 (812) 988-2221 www.bcdemocrat.com

Brown County Visitor Center

Corner of Van Buren and Main streets Indoors and outdoor access with seating areas.

McDonald’s

On State Road 46 East

Brown County Public Library 205 Locust Lane

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