Indiana’s Cooperative Invasive Management and Purdue University sounds alarm on invasive Bradford pear trees
The Bradford pear tree was introduced to North America in the 1960s from China and Taiwan, brought by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Soon the medium-sized landscaping tree became the most popular ornamental tree, prized for its glorious blooms in spring and long-lasting colors in autumn.
Nearly 4.3 million people in Indiana to receive payments up to $250 starting this month
An estimated 4.3 million Hoosiers will receive direct checks up to $250 to offset steep prices for fuel and raging inflation. The move comes as Governor Eric Holcomb announced any Indiana resident that filed a tax return for the 2020 tax year is eligible. Approximately $545 million will be returned to taxpayers after the state ended its fiscal year with a huge budget surplus to start the refund.
Make Daddy-Daughter Time A Priority
While on a hike Rugged Mountain Dad takes some time to encourage other fathers out there to make it a priority to spend some time together with their daughters in a meaningful way!
Rare Indiana Rattlesnake Encounter
We came across a rare sighting of a young Rattlesnake that is found only in Northern Indiana. After a case of mistaken identity we determined it was a Massasauga Rattlesnake. We carefully moved it off trail to keep it safe and to keep anyone else on the trail safe.
A Guide to the 3 Best Places to Visit in Indiana
No matter what your interests are, you're sure to find something to love in Indiana. If you're a fan of the outdoors, head to one of the many state parks or national forests for hiking, camping, and fishing. For those who prefer a more urban experience, Indianapolis offers a variety of museums, art galleries, and historic sites.
Not Another Awards Show: DMS Adventures 2022 Backpacker Awards
The last thing we need is another awards show! Or do we? In this DMS Adventure premier the Rugged Mountain Gang hands out some of the most "prestigious" awards in backpacking and we are SUPER stoked to have "live" acceptance speeches from every winner! We also officially announce the winner of the coveted Ultralight Backpacker's Trophy! So sit back, grab a snack and revel in the spectacle we have prepared for you here this evening! A special and heartfelt THANK YOU to all the awesome backpackers who made this video possible! The Backpacking Youtuber Community is filled with some truly awesome people! By name they are: Taylor The Nahamsha Hiker Jeremiah Stringer of Jeremiah Stringer Hikes Devin of Backcountry Exposure Nicole from Nicole Hikesalot Crow/Backpacker Bob from As The Crow Flies Hiking Chris from That Hiking Guy Tim from Backpacking with Buckley Jason Wish and Brian from Carlson Adventures! They all took the time to make short little videos indulging this silly idea!
Think You and a Friend Can Finish a 30-Inch Pizza in 45 Minutes? Check Out the Rockstar Pizza Challenge
If you answered yes to both of those questions, you and a friend should consider visiting Rockstar Pizza, a rock-and-roll-themed restaurant in Brownsburg, Indiana. At the locally-owned pizzeria, you and a companion can participate in the Rockstar Pizza Challenge. The two of you will be served a 30-inch pizza with a topping of your choice. If you finish the pizza within 45 minutes and without leaving the table, not only will you and your friend get the pizza for free, but each of you will also receive a $25 gift card and a t-shirt.
College quarterback gifts sports gear to homeless woman: "Someone raised him the right way"
A promising quarterback was filmed while donating part of his brand-new Nike gear to a homeless woman that he met on a street corner. NFL hopeful Malik Willis of Lynchburg, Liberty Flames college football club, showed that sportsmanship is not just seen on the field. It adds value to what you do everywhere, on or off the field.
Patowatomi Party Part 2: Hikes, Commentary & Loading Up
Part 2 of our Patowatomi Adventure is a little more low-key. We get a couple nice short hikes in before leaving and just do some chatting with Ye' Faithful Few to wrap up this adventure. We hope you enjoy the conclusion!! Location: Pokagon State Park Duration: 3 Days Adventurers: (4) RMD, RMM, RMS, RMm Temperature: 45 degrees F Conditions: Sunny/Overcast
Seed Funding is Sprouting Up All Kinds of New Companies
Dollars from venture capital and other investment firms have been tilling a lot of soil in Indiana lately. Seed funding rounds have come to an assortment of unique startup companies, several of which are pioneering totally new concepts. It’s clear that savvy investors see a great deal of potential in Hoosier entrepreneurs and are willing to bank on their success.
Hoosier Firms are Well Into the EV Game
Indiana is very good at making things move. We’re one of the top states in the nation when it comes to automobiles, ranking 6th out of all U.S. states for car exports in 2020 based on data from CoPilot, an online auto sales website. Today, manufacturers in our state are working to make sure we stay that way with the next generation of vehicles coming to market. Hoosier firms want to be number one in the electric vehicle (EV) game, and they’re already charging ahead.
Hoosier Business Parks are Booming
WestGate Academy at WestGate@Crane Technology ParkWestGate@Crane Technology Park. Indiana’s business parks have been an exceptionally hot market over the past several months with multimillion dollar investments and huge numbers of new jobs. Every corner of the state has seen major announcements happening in their parks. Indianapolis in particular has been “seeing record-level absorption numbers, leading to historical vacancy lows,” according to JLL’s reporting on the industrial sector, and the trend shows no signs of slowing.
Big Dollars are Going Into Fiber Internet Projects
Lightning-fast internet is coming to many areas of Indiana backed by an assortment of multimillion-dollar investments. Many of these projects are going to be connecting underserved areas of the state to some of the fastest internet speeds available – more than doubling the download/upload speeds of cable with no performance loss during peak hours. This is going to be a huge asset for business.
Southern Indiana's Adventure Hiking Trail in the O’Bannon Woods State Park
A backpacking loop in southern Indiana.
Lake County Corn Dogs Tap Local Baseball Talent to Build New Team
The Lake County Corn Dogs baseball franchise has signed four NWI Region products and two Illinois players for its 2022 inaugural season. Pitcher and first baseman Doug Loden, Lake Central High School/Joliet Junior College.
Patowatomi Party Part 1: Music, Friends and a Toboggan Run!
After our Adventurecation wrapped up we booked a 2-night stay at the Patowatomi Inn during the week of Christmas. We have wanted to stay at this inn for some time and we definitely wanted to try the toboggan run they have there. We had some friends meet up with us and then the adventures began. This was also the trip where we recorded our Christmas song hike video so we included a little B-roll of that too. We hope you enjoy part 1 and look forward to part 2! Location: Pokagon State Park Duration: 3 Days Adventurers: (4) RMD, RMM, RMS, RMm Temperature: 45 degrees F Conditions: Sunny/Overcast
Cobots are Providing an Edge for Hoosier Workers
If a company could provide its employees with a third arm, what kinds of things would they be able to achieve? That might sound like a hypothetical question from a science fiction plot, but lots of businesses have been looking into the possibility lately to combat labor shortages. Numerous operations throughout the state have been piloting technology designed to provide workers with an extra edge. These cobots, as they’re called, have been helping workers get more things done.
Top 5 Most Popular Italian Restaurants in Indianapolis, Indiana
Italian meals have won the hearts of many people in Indianapolis, and it's no surprise that there are many Italian restaurants in the city. Whether by the visitors or locals, Italian meals are loved in Indianapolis.
Creating a New Pipeline for CPAs
Indiana has a rather strong need for more accounting professionals. In fact, the state’s INDemand Jobs website ranks the demand for accountants as a 5 out of 5 flames – denoting how hot the job market for their skills has become. Companies have been working hard to find and keep the professionals they need, and all signs indicate their struggle may only grow with time. That’s why accounting experts in Indiana have been strategizing on new ways to develop a pipeline for more people who are skilled in the art of numbers.
Five restaurants in Indiana have been ranked as the best places to eat in the entire state
Disclaimer: The following information was gathered from OpenTable and is for 2022. It is for educational purposes. The state of Indiana has plenty of amazing restaurants, but according to the restaurant reservation website OpenTable, these five restaurants are some of the best. Here's what they are.