Let’s have some fun. Tell us why you have the best Valentine in Hamilton County and you could win a $100 Restaurant.com gift card and a $10 gift Card to the Simply Sweet Shoppe.
Just create a 60 second or less video telling us why you have the best Valentine, post it on our facebook page, there is an app to enter the contest and have your friends and family vote for you. The entry with the most votes wins.
Judging is not based on the quality of the video, so don’t let that stop you, just share what makes your Valentine special.
Voting will end on February 12th so we will have time to get your prizes to you before Valentine’s Day.
So get out your smart phone, flip camera or what ever other device you might use for video and enter.
In downtown Carmel Indiana, in the Art and Design District, there lives a candy shoppe. It's an oasis for candy lovers. The building invites you in with its charming architecture and candy land type painting. The warm and thoughtful decor will transport you. The owners mission "To create a fun, welcoming environment that offers children of all ages the opportunity to indulge their senses" is evident.
A visit to the store is sure to delight you as you look around and see jars full of colorful and delicious treats! The shop features local chocolatiers, Indianan chocolate artisans, along with retro candies to take you back to your youth (when life may have been just a bit sweeter). There is also a cafe' selection. The menu is eclectic and has something for just about everyone. Enjoy a coffee, hot cocoa, or gelato while you shop to satisfy your sweet tooth.
But as the adage goes, it is better to give than to receive. Is there really a lovelier way to say thank you, I love you, or just let someone know that they're on your mind than to send them a gift...and a sweet one at that? It's truly a great gift idea. The shoppe features a wide variety of confectionery treats. You're sure to find something to please yourself or the special loved one you give this gift to. Local delivery is available on the wide variety of unique gift packaging that they offer.
The shop offers a unique and novel option of a small can that looks like a paint can and is delivered with it's own paint can opener with the wonderful name of CANdygram. You can choose a custom sticker to add to the outside and fill the inside with a variety of candy the store offers that suits your needs.
What a great gift idea for:
The college student in your life to make final or midterm time a little less difficult. It may even serve to make them a bit less homesick.
You may want to send it as a corporate gift to that business that you are working on "building" a new relationship with or that business that you just started a new relationship.
Why not give it as a housewarming gift or as a welcome gift to the new neighbors?
Use it to celebrate the end of your remodeling project...or to hint at a new one.
Give it to the little (or big) builder in your life.
To that crafty lady who can transform anything with a can of paint.
You can even fill it with the Simply Sweet Shoppe's Lego candy! What a perfect fit for the paint can motif.
The CANdygrams also come in designs for the 1950's/1960's/1970's/1980's and can be filled with candies from each decade.
The possibilities are endless! It's a great gift idea for just about anyone and everyone you know.
So, if you are looking to give a unique, thoughtful and simply sweet gift to yourself or someone else, give (or receive) the adorable paint can filled with delicious candies!
For the next great gift idea, do yourself a favor and visit the Simply Sweet Shoppe.
The keynote speaker to this year's conference will be Kenny Luck. Kenny is the Men's Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Also, the Founder and President of Every Man Ministries which helps churches worldwide develop and grow healthy men's communities. He has authored and coauthored 17 books.
The event will take place on February 2, 2013, doors open at 8:00 am.
The local hosting location is Central Christian Church, 1242 W. 136th St, Carmel.
This years theme is Transformed, Be Not Conformed - Romans 12:2
Video Stream Seminars...Transformed
Act Like Men
Winning At Home
Purity of a Man
The Contagious Nature of a Transformed Life
to create and environment for men to be challenged in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ by providing information and application about what it looks like to be a godly man in the home, at work, and in their individual ministry.
Tickets are $20 per person and does include lunch.
On Tuesday, January 29th, the Sheridan Rotary Club will be hosting a very unique program dealing with an aspect of Chinese performing art that should be of interest to the Sheridan community.
Zhanglin "Lin" Cui of the Indy Northeast Rotary Club and Dr. Siming Hummer, originally of Shanghai, China, will present an informative program on Shen Yun Performing Arts and the 5000 year old chinese civilization from which Shen Yun Dance interpretations are derived.
The Shen Yun performing arts troop will be performing at Clowes Hall on February 5th and 6th. Based in New York, the group has performed in hundreds of cities and twenty countries.
Members of the community are invited to attend this informative program in the Community Room of the Sheridan Public Library at 7:00 pm. There will be no charge for this Rotary sponsored program.
Noblesville Parks has shared their 2013 Bus Schedule, great trips planned, check them out:
Friday, March 29: French Lick Winery and Casino. Trip will include a tasting at the French Lick Winers and free time to spend shopping or at the casino. Cost is $46 per person. The bus leaves Forest Park Inn at 9 am and will return around 10 pm.
Tuesday, May 21: Spring Trip to Shipshewana Flea Market. Cost is $42 per person. The bus leaves Forest Park Inn at 7:30 am and will return around 8 pm.
Friday, July 5: Summer in Chicago. The bus will drop off in the area of Shedd Aquarium. Cost is $50 per person. Bus leaves Forest Park at 7 am and will return around 9 pm/
Tuesday, September 17: Autumn Trip to Shipshewana Flea Market. Cost is $42 per person. The bus leaves Forest Park Inn at 7:30 am and will return around 8 pm.
Wednesday, October 23: Brown County Shopping. Cost is $38 per person. The bus leaves Forest Park Inn at 8:30 am and returns around 6 pm.
Saturday, December 7: Christmas Shopping in Chicago. This trip is alway sold out, so plan early. Cost is $50 per person and registrations will begin Tuesday, September 3rd. The bus leaves Forest Park at 7 am and will return around 10 pm.
Passengers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registrations are being accepted for all trip except the December Chicago Shopping trip.
To register call the Parks office at (317)776-6350 or print off a registration form and mail in the payment.
We're sorry for the short notice, but this is a great event happening today, January 17th. We didn't get all of the extended details until last night.
The Taste of the Chamber features local restaurants and caterers, with 134 exhibitors that include local businesses as well. The event is at the Ritz Charles from 4:30-7:00 and the cost is $5 for chamber members and $10 for guests.
Enter to win prize giveaways at many of the booths.
Sheridan Public Library is offering a Winter Reading Program for those 13 and older, to read books towards the opportunity to win a variety of prizes.
This is a 10 week program where participants will be able to enter weekly drawings for prize basket filled with a variety of items. Plus, participants who complete the program will be eligible for the grand prize drawing of a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble.
The Hamilton County Home Show will be held this Saturday and Sunday, January 19th and 20th in the Main Exhibition Hall at the Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds, which is at 2003 Pleasant Street in Noblesville.
This second annual event will feature dozens of local businesses with ideas to make your home more comfortable, more appealing and more valuable.
Visit with Realtor, plumbers, contractors, security systems, streetscapes, financing experts and much more. These local business people have the expertise and equipment to do the work right and on time or to help you do it yourself.
The end of the semester is just around the corner for many of the schools in our county. If you have a student who could use a little help to end the semester with all the stress of the holiday, we suggest that you contact Chyten. Chyten is a great service for those students who might need some help with a difficult subject in school or wants to get some
help before a big test, like the SAT.
Find out about their different services by clicking the video below.