Welcome to the fall season and our wonderful “Autumn Day Trip” to Indiana for a fun-filled day of fun at the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, Indiana’s largest festival. Let’s get our coffees and head out early, going east on Interstate-74, towards Danville and on into Indiana.

Let’s get going!

• Once you’re on I-74 keep going east for around 40 minutes or so.

Rogards Office Plus has a new CEO.
Maybe “new” isn’t the right word. According to Tonya Horn, the now CEO of Rogards Office Plus, it’s a time to grow in the business that has been a staple in Champaign-Urbana for 110 years.
And it’s true that she is not “new” in the business, but she certainly is on a journey to grow the business Rogards Office Plus, while keeping it as one of the best, local businesses in the area.

There are those special pleasures in life: a smile, a friendly conversation, a great memory, and a good spot of tea. Ironically, it’s exactly these things-and more- that encouraged Hilary Porter to purchase the Walnut Street Tea Company last March, 2016 from its original owner, Betty Elliott.
Elliott was the original owner of the 35-year iconic business that sits quaintly on the corner at 115 S. Walnut St. in Champaign.
“I have been coming here to this shop since I was five years old,” Porter said from her shop last month.

What began as a dream became a reality in the heart of downtown Covington, Indiana. There exists a quaint antique shop called Glorie Bee Antiques.
For those of you who love antiques and appreciate the knowledge that goes with them, head towards Glorie Bee Antiques. For those of you who use GPS, plug this in: 314 Liberty St., Covington, IN 47932. For those Renaissance types-like me- let’s use these directions:
• Take I-74 toward Danville, crossing over into Indiana.
• Take IN-63 exit (Exit #4) towards Terre Haute/Newport
• Turn left on north State Road

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