Category: Hoosier Love

Wayne County Foundation Challenge Match Initiative 2019

We live in a special community that always has something exciting to do. There are weekend festivals and musical performances! Don’t forget all the activities for our kids, including (multiple) museums and libraries! We truly have it all in Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana. Many of these events, resources, and

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How to Deal with Trolls on Social Media

I was generously invited by Richmond Social Media to sit on a panel about how to deal with trolls on social media at The Innovation Center. In Troll Hunters: How to Survive Social Media When a Troll Strikes, I discussed my strategy to combat (or not) online trolls. For funsies, each

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Richmond Rose Festival Parade

Shut up About the Rose Festival

I know the title is harsh, I’m sorry. It was only to get your attention. The kids call it clickbait. Now that you’re here, let’s chat. I, unfortunately, have never experienced the pageantry (no snark, it truly sounded majestic) that was the Richmond Area Rose Festival. I’ve lived in Richmond, Indiana

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2016 Chrysler Town Country with Wheelchair ramp

Get This Man a Van: A Conversation with Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is 45; he loves Stephan King and working on cars. Durham is a Facebook friend of mine (and seemingly everyone else around here). He grew up in Richmond and currently lives in Ohio. A hardworking man with an independent nature, Christopher has lived on his own since he

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The Ish Mom Fall Bucket List

Back-to-school season always heralded fall to me. Logically, I know we have until the third week of September. But the kid in me insists that the fun part of summer concludes mid-August. Might as well throw away the whole season and grab a cardigan and get started on my fall bucket

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HYPE-Richmond is Awesome!

Young professional organizations around the country have been growing. These groups serve 21-40-year-olds and provide opportunities for resume building, hobby pursuing, and leadership skill development. They offer more unique advantages as well, like increased social capital and volunteering opportunities. You can share advice to and from contemporaries, discover job openings

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Lori Troutwine Is Ballsy

Lori Troutwine has always loved fashion. During her time at Centerville Senior High school she was elected Most Fashionable. But this wasn’t just some zany girl with a talent for making thrift store finds her own. She wanted her own clothing store, even then. Lori first chose (and succeeded in)

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