Veach’s To Be Featured On The TODAY Show!

This just in…..

veach's toy story gwc picThis has been a big year for Veach’s, celebrating our 75th year in business, and it’s about to get even bigger!

We recently found out that Veach’s is going to be on the TODAY show* and we’re the recipient of a store makeover project. The big reveal will be this Friday from 3-6pm and we want to invite the Richmond community to come out and see the transformation!

So let’s all get out and show our support for one of the oldest family owned businesses in Wayne County, bringing joy to kids and the community for decades.  Many of us remember our children (and our ourselves) visiting the birthday castle over the years.  And now our favorite toy store is being recognized nationally.  Be there this Friday from 3-6 p.m!

*The TODAY show segment will air in February, more details to come.

Restaurants Honoring Veterans Thanking Them For Their Service 2013

Information submitted by John Passmore, 20 year Veteran, retired Army

veteran's day pub domain pictureIf you are a veteran and would like to know which restaurants are honoring you this year, check out the list below.  It is recommended that you call the restaurant or go to their website if you have any questions.  At, we want to thank you for your service.

Applebees – Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

Champps — On Monday, Nov. 11, Champps will offer a free handcrafted burger with waffle fries to veterans and active duty military.

Chili’s – Veterans and active duty can get a free entrée all day from a special limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11.

Cheeseburger in Paradise – Veterans and military personnel receive a free All American Burger with fries on Monday, Nov. 11 with the beverage purchase of $1.99.

Denny’s — Active, inactive and retired military personnel can get free all you can eat pancakes on Veterans Day nationwide.

Friendly’s – Veterans and active military receive a free Big Two Do Breakfast and coffee on Monday, Nov. 11.

Golden Corral – Golden Corral is offering a free dinner on Monday Nov. 11, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Hooters –Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal on Monday, Nov. 11.

Krispy Kreme – Krispy Kreme stores are offering a free doughnut and small coffee on Monday, Nov. 11 when presenting a military ID or wearing a uniform.

Little Caesars – Veterans and active military members get a free order of Crazy Bread on Monday, Nov. 11.

Max and Erma’s – On Monday, Nov. 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are saluting veterans and active military personnel with a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo meal.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – On Sunday, November 10, participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu.

O’Charley’s – Veterans and active duty servicemembers get a complimentary meal from a limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11.

Olive Garden – On Monday, Nov. 11, all veterans and current servicemembers get a free meal from a limited menu. Family dining with them will also receive 10% off their meal.

Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, Nov. 11.

Shoney’s — Shoney’s will be offering a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty servicemembers on Monday, Nov. 11.

Sizzler – Sizzler is offering active duty and retired military members a free lunch from a limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11 until 4 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse – Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on Monday, Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.

TGIFridays – Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a select menu on Monday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oktoberfest Is Here! This Weekend In The Historic Depot District

oktoberfestHistoric Depot District Oktoberfest Celebration!

Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10am-7pm

Sunday, Sept. 29th from 11am-5pm

Come to the Historic Richmond Depot District for Great Food, Fun and Festivities during the Oktoberfest Celebration !  There will be loads of FREE fun for the entire family!

  • Huge Street Fair featuring Local Handmade Arts, Crafts & Antiques
  • Free Live Music at Little Sheba’s Restaurant and the 4th Floor Blues Club Parking Lot
  • Beer Garden featuring New Boswell Brewing Company – Richmond’s first brewery in over 100 years!
  • Model Trains by the Richmond Railroader Society at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Free Kids Train Bouncer at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Free Professional Kids Face Painting at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Poker Run
  • Mural Tours
  • Amazing Bed Races
  • Ice Cream
  • And Much, Much More!

Be sure to be in the 4th Floor Blues Beer garden outdoors at 1:00 on Saturday for some extra “surprise” fun!!

Booth and Vendor space is still available. Email for vendor application

Movies In The Glen: A Double Header This Weekend

ghost busters posterYou can enjoy two nights of movies at Glen Miller Park this weekend.  Tonight enjoy Ghostbusters, a classic from way back.  And then Saturday night bring the family to Men In Black 3.

The Movies in the Glen are brought to you by the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department.

Activities will begin around 8:30 with the movie starting at dusk.  Concessions are generally available at the movies. 

Oh and best of all …the movies are FREE.  So bring a lawn chair or blanket and be sure to have a jacket ready in case it gets cool.  

men in black posterIt is a great way to spend time with family and friends on the Hill.

Summer Reading Program Going Strong at Morrisson Reeves Library

summer reading program Morrisson Reeves July 2Yesterday, July 2nd, children gathered for a fun outdoor celebration of their summer Heroes reading program.

Children were making chalk murals, eating popsicles, drawing with face paint on themselves and others, enjoying hula hoops and generally having a great time!

It is not too late to sign up

You can sign your child up through July 8, 2013, for the children’s summer program, and enjoy some of the upcoming activities.  For every 5 hours of reading up to 15 hours kids get prizes like a free one time pass to the pool, a RiverRat ticket, tshirt and more!   First Bank Richmond is donating money towards the Backpack Blessings program, for feeding kids during the school year, each time a child reads five hours.  Children can decorate a lunch bag which will go to a child this Fall.

summer reading program pic from bridge

View from the “bridge” at MRL

The summer program ends on July 13th and on July 15th a big celebration, for all the children who read 15 hours or more, will take place at the library.

So get your kids up to Morrisson Reeves and start some summer reading.  (If you live in Centerville- they also have a great summer reading program and are teaming up with MRL for some fun events).

Thanks to all of the Morrisson Reeves partners for this and other great events for the kids on our community.

Latin American Festival Today! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Townsend Center

Today you can enjoy the taste of Latin America as well as local produce at the Winter Farmer’s Market.  See below for details:

amigos latin america festival

Richmond’s Main Street Holiday Parade Earlier This Year: Time To Sign Up

Information From: My Center City

The 2012 Main Street Holiday Parade is a week earlier than in previous years. This year, the “Toyland” Parade will be on Friday, November 30th at 7:00 pm on Main Street (6th to 10th).  If you would like have a float in the parade, please visit  to download the Parade Float Application and Guidelines. You have 3 weeks to get your applications back to us. (Float Applications must be turned in by Friday, November 16).

We hope to make this years parade just as awesome as last years! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call or e-mail Kaitlin at (765) 962-8151 or!

Let The Haunting Begin!…Starting At The Wayne County Historical Museum This Weekend

Oktoberfest Is Here! In The Depot District Today: Richmond IN

Back for another year…food, fun and more in the Depot District.

Break out your Lederhosen and brush up on your German. The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest is Saturday in Richmond’s Historic Depot District. It’s an all-day event from 10 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. No matter what your heritage, the whole family can celebrate the coming of Oktober with: a street fair, tricycle races, live music on several stages, Talent Show in the Depot, German food, a strudel cook off and much more. Proceeds will go to benefit Girls Inc. For more information on Oktoberfest visit

Don’t miss the party.  No admission fee.  Come visit all the new shops that have opened since last Fall: Roscoe’s, Two Sisters, Good Life and more!  All shops will be open for shopping and just stopping by to say “welcome to the Depot District.”  We’ll see you there!

Maria Mitrione’s Italian Market: Menu For Week Of July 30, 2012

Check out the menu below.  Note that Wednesday is German day and the cabbage rolls are “to die for.”  They also have an open salad bar for lunch up until about 4:00 p.m. each day.  Remember First Fridays in the Depot District with live music, beer garden, and food available.  Free Admission.

 Monday – Homecookin’
Turkey Roll
Chicken Nuggets
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
California Blend Vegetables
Soups – Garlic Potato
Tuesday – Italian
Side Salad
Garlic Bread
Soup – Ravolini
Wednesday – German
Cabbage Rolls
Mettwurst & Sauerkraut
Roasted Red Potatoes
Corn Casserole
Soup – Chicken Noodle
Thursday – Mexican
Taco Salad
Mexican Rice
Soup – Taco
Friday – Around the World
Stuffed Peppers
Scalloped Potatoes
Soup – Minestrone

Pastime will be playing in the 4th Floor Blues Club’s Beer Garden.  Free admission and open to all ages.  The Italian Market will have a food tent too. 

Cruisin’ starts at 5pm and the band plays 6-9pm.
Saturday – Chef’s Choice
Hot breakfast available!
Lunch – Chef’s Choice

2012 Richmond Art Museum (RAM) Secret Garden Tour

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Garden flower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



2012 Richmond Art Museum (RAM)  Secret Garden Tour   

VENUE:                            Locations throughout Richmond, to be revealed on the day of the tour

PRESENTED BY:            RAM,  350 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond IN,47374

DATES:                           Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2012

Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm  &  Sunday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

  (Rain or Shine!)  

                This annual event gives you the opportunity to visit the canvasses of local landscape artists throughout our community – beautiful gardens and landscaped lawns, a few familiar favorites and some newly found discoveries hidden throughout Richmond! A surprise addition to the 2012 tour will be access to some of the homes on the tour list! This year, as in the past, the tour will include a garden boutique featuring unique iron works, baskets, containers and a variety of garden accessories.

Tickets are now available at the Richmond Art Museum and will be available at the RAM during the garden tour.   All proceeds benefit operations at the Richmond Art Museum.  Tickets $10 each advance sale, or $12 on the days of the tour.   Available at RAM and all First Bank Richmond Locations! Call 765-966-0256 for more information or visit


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Memorial Day Observances In Richmond IN

28 May, 2012

Memorial Day Observances


  • 9:00 am           Ceremony at the Earlham Cemetery Soldiers Hill by Sons of the UnionVeterans
  • 10:00 am         Earlham Cemetery Veterans Field of Honor.
  • 11:00 am         Veterans Memorial Park – access via Johnson St at 80 N 2nd St.
  • Noon –              Ceremony at the Earlham Cemetery Soldiers Hill by Sons of the Union Veterans including a 21-gun salute with cannon.
  • Noon –              Ceremony at the Marine Corps Memorial Flag site in Glen Miller Park  (just north of the tennis courts.)
  • 3:00-3:01  National Moment of Remembrance – “prayer for a permanent peace

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

RiverRats Opening Game May 29th Tickets Now Available

Take me out to the ballgame!  The season is here already and the first two home games are in just a couple of weeks.  See the schedule below for summer fun at the RiverRats 2012 season. (Home games are in blue).  Visit the RiverRats website for more details.


“The Drowsy Chaperone” Two More Chances To See…Starting Tonight!

***2 More Chances To See:  Drowsy Chaperone***

Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar • Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison • Produced in cooperation with Music Theatre International

April 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
April 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.

Tickets go on sale March 26 for RCT Members and April 2 for the general public.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

This new musical, cleverly and comically, pays tribute to the lavish Ziegfeld Follies-style musicals of the 1920’s. The creative and entertaining music, lyrics, dance numbers and show-within-a-show format earned Tony Awards during its successful Broadway run in 2006. We’re sure our RCT audiences will be smiling and toe-tapping with this production.

Two Cast Members From "Drowsy Chaperone"

Directed by Michelle Avery and assisted by Dwan Doherty with music direction by Sandi Cox and choreography by Regina Branagin.

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