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 depotfestival.com.

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

Garden flower

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 www.richmondartmuseum.org.


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Girl Scouts Open House & Ribbon Cutting Richmond IN

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.

Women Build! For Habitat For Humanity

InConcert Presents: The Scissormen

The InCONCERT Series Presents 

The Scissormen on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at the 4th Floor Blues Club. 

The opening band will be- Jonny Hazard, featuring Randy & Brian Baker.  Tickets are $15/person and attenders must be 21.  Food & Cash Bar will be available.  Tickets and more information are available at Maria Mitrione’s Italian Market, or call 765-966-5654.

The InConcert series helps to support at least 11 non-profits in the Wayne County area.  By attending, you will not only enjoy yourself, you are also helping good causes in the area.

Only Four More Chances To Visit The Winter Farmer’s Market!

If you haven’t made it yet, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the dates below:

Local Artisans Featured At The Indiana State Fairgrounds Marketplace

Information submitted by Julie Dishman

Indiana Artisan Marketplace Features Local Artisans, March 31-April 1

Metal art by Nathan and Linda Jones, see link below for more

If you appreciate fine art and specialty foods and would like to support local artists, don’t miss the Indiana Artisan Marketplace on March 31 and April 1 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. We’re proud to announce that 2 artisans from our county will be exhibiting at the Marketplace, the state’s premier art and food experience.

Indiana Artisan recognizes the highest level of Indiana craftsmanship and includes everything from fine chocolates and handmade soaps to specialty jewelry and stoneware pottery. Artists from our county have had their work recognized as exceptional by Indiana Artisan.

Whether you’re a transplant to Central Indiana looking to reconnect with artists from home or an art enthusiast willing to travel to support our artisans, you’ll want to visit the Marketplace for an experience unlike any other. Browse one-of-a-kind artwork while enjoying Indiana music, watching art demonstrations, and tasting the craft foods and wines. You’ll also have the rare opportunity to meet artisans from our town and around the state and hear their incredible stories.

Stain glass artistry by Dan Sims of Richmond

Artisans from our county exhibiting at the Marketplace include:

Admission: $10 (children 15 and under free); Parking: $3

Julie Dishman; Local Communication & Social Media Specialist

Richmond-Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau

5701 National Road East

Richmond, Indiana 47374


Excitement Mounts As Indy Gets Closer To Hosting Superbowl 2012

We are getting mobile uploads sent in from Richmond native,  Jessica Kendall Thomas, who has been in the thick of things in downtown Indy.  As you can see the excitement there is growing with each day that draws nearer to the  Super Bowl  in Indianapolis.

Mobile Upload, Jessica Kendall Thomas, Indy Pre-Super Bowl crowd

If you have mobile pics to send us we would love to post them, whether they are from Indy or Richmond, one of the designated celebration towns for this years Super Bowl.  Just send to karole@gowaynecounty.com.

Mobile upload, Jessica Kendall Thomas, Indy Super Bowl, 2012

Townsend Center Offers Free Diabetes Education Series


JOIN US for this FREE 8 week series & take control of your diabetes

and be empowered to lead a healthier, stronger life.

DATE: February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 6, 13, 20, 27

TIME: 1:00PM

LOCATION: Townsend Community Center 855 North 12th St. Richmond

Presented by Wayne County Minority Health Coalition

 For more information or to Register  

CALL  (765) 973-8788 or waynemhc@gmail.com


See It For Yourself…Inside The New Firehouse BBQ & Blues, Depot District

If you haven’t been inside the Firehouse BBQ & Blues yet, but you’ve heard about “the” mural…here is a sneak preview.  The mural was painted by the well known artist, Pamela Bliss, who has been director of the Murals Project in Wayne County.  She also painted the Single G mural in Cambridge City as well as many others in Wayne County.  This mural is located behind the stage where live music is played every weekend, and depicts the old fire wagon and horses racing to put out a fire.  The Firehouse BBQ & Blues is actually housed in what was the first firehouse in the area and has been remodeled with much of its historic value preserved, by two firefighters who took on this project over two years ago.  It is a must -see destination!

Mural behind the stage of the Firehouse BBQ & Blues, Depot District

The Most Viewed Video On GoWayneCounty.com In 2011

With close to 1900 views on Youtube, this video of the 9/11 Escort of a piece of the Twin Towers heading to Indianapolis, is the most viewed of 2011 for GoWayneCounty.com: