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THE GREATEST GIFT SINCE SLICED BREAD

By Ray Lucas Don’t you love it when you receive a surprise gift that blows you away? It doesn’t happen as often for me as an adult, but I remember as a child receiving memorable gifts that were not only unexpected but turned out to be something I didn’t know I needed, and that suddenly…Read More

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THE FAMILY COMPOUND: WHY IT WORKS FOR US

Our resident family explores a close-knit life We’ve mentioned before that we live very near our extended family. The word “near” may be an understatement in our case. You see, in reality, it’s something closer to “on top of” or even “all up in the business” of that family. Some of our friends think we’re…Read More

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PAPER PLATE DERBY HAT

Hats off to the best time of the year Creatively inspired by Ben Franklin Crafts in New Albany By Morgan Sprigler Derby Season is upon us, yall! Now, I’m no BritniKnable from HeadCandi (if it’s even possible that you don’t know Britni, google her RIGHT NOW!). But, I have discovered that I am capable of…Read More

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Let It Snow

Made By Morgan Snow Frames are a special way to save your memories By Morgan Sprigler The most wonderful time of the year is here, and do you know what that means? An endless array of crafting possibilities! When I was strolling through Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop in New Albany last week, I…Read More

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Hinkle’s Sandwich Shop vs. Shipley’s Tavern

And the winner is…everyone   By D. Todd Applegate Photos by Christian Watson The latest Extol food excursion took me to two iconic establishments in Madison that you simply must try: Hinkle’s Sandwich Shop and Shipley’s Tavern.   Of the two, Hinkle’s is more well known to outsiders, but both are well known to locals….Read More

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Exhale: The Romeo Era Has Begun In Bloomington

By Zach McCrite Follow @BigEZ on Twitter   “I’ve long subscribed to the theory of ‘the lower the expectations, the happier you will be.’ ”   If we are fans of the same team – you and I – then, I am the fellow fan that you hate.   I am the fan that will…Read More

Building a goat stable this fall
was a family (and friends) affair.

FamFitter | December/January 2019

FamFitter By Adam & Kristin Kleinert It’s that time again. We feel compelled to close the year with a little reflection, and, this time, we decided to ask the family to give us some feedback. In an effort to keep it simple, we posed two questions to be answered by each member of our crew….Read More

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Extol Events Presents: Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

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“SCENT-SATIONAL” THANK YOU GIFT

Creatively inspired by Ben Franklin Crafts in New Albany   By Morgan Sprigler If you know me well, you know I love gifts. Gifts for any reason – especially thank-yous. But, when asked to create a business thank you gift for this month’s issue, I must admit I was a bit stumped. I knew I…Read More

Fitness Guru Rashna Carmicle of B.YOU Her Modern Fitness Boutique

The Business of Getting (or Staying) Fit

  By Angie Fenton We all know it’s important to take time for our health, exercise and eating right. There’s nothing new about that. But, what if we began to treat our bodies like we approach our jobs?   You wouldn’t miss an appointment with a client or your boss, right? Being late to an…Read More