Monday, May 20th, 2019

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Monday, January 1, 2018

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Huntington University has produced a video highlighting Huntington County. The video details the many ways in which individuals are able to enjoy a high quality of life, right here in Huntington County.

The video highlights the great agricultural community throughout all of Huntington County, the many different restaurants we have to offer, entertainment, the Dan Quayle Center in Huntington, to the Pulse Opera House in Warren and more. Two EE’s Winery, Joseph Decuis and the new zip line at Camp Timber Lake are all highlighted in the Roanoke area... Read More...

Miller’s to open Rock Steady Boxing June 3

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019

Miller’s Merry Manor, 1500 Grant Street, will open its Rock Steady Boxing program on Monday, June 3. The program is in partnership with the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, and will operate in a newly renovated space inside the Miller’s facility.

Rock Steady Boxing was founded in 2006 by former Marion County Prosecutor Scott Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s disease. The mission of Rock Steady Boxing is to empower people living with the disease to fight back, and is a non-contact boxing-based fitness curriculum.

The program helps lessen the symptoms and slows the process of the disease... Read More...

Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride to benefit trails

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019

The Huntington Heritage Days 5th Annual Bicycle Poker Ride is a family event intended to promote and educate everyone about the growing trail system. The ride will take place on Sunday, June 23 beginning at 2 p.m. at Schenkel Station.

There will be two divisions or age groups for the ride, children/youth and adult. The event is free, but bicycle helmets are required. The ride will be slow paced, 6.5-miles, leaving from Schenkel Station and continuing on the completed sections of the trails and low traveled city streets with five various stops. At each stop the riders will be given a card they will keep with them until they return to Schenkel Station... Read More...

Young professionals searching for participants

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019

H.Y.P.E., Huntington Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs, as the name describes, is a group of young professionals meeting together twice monthly. The group was begun as a project of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce and an idea of Brooke Sommers, Partners 1st Federal Credit Union. The group has about 18 participants, but is still looking for those that might like to join the organization.

The group’s intent under the direction of Sommers is to give young professionals in the area a place to connect, engage and build community. The plans for the group include building relationships, community involvement and volunteer opportunities... Read More...

Markle Health to hold Car, Truck & Bike Show

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019

Markle Health & Rehabilitation will hold its 6th Annual “Show Us Your Ride” Car, Truck & Bike Show on Saturday, June 29. The event will be held at their facility located at 170 N. Tracy Street in Markle. The event will go on rain or shine.

Registration for the show is from 8 a.m. to 12 noon with awards presented at 2 p.m. The awards include: Top 25, Best of Show, Best Paint, Best Interior and the executive director’s Choice and Resident’s Choice.

Come and enjoy some old-fashioned fun. This event is guaranteed to be fun for the entire family.

The event will have a DJ spinning tunes from the ’50s and’60s, a ’50s and ‘60s costume contest, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, model car contest, kids’ area with games and food... Read More...

Master Gardeners return to library on June 8

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019

The Master Gardeners will return to host the annual and ever-popular Father’s Day Make and Take at the Huntington Library Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. There will be a hands-on craft where children can create a potted plant gift for the father figure in their life.

The craft itself is free but supplies are limited, so registering in advance is required. If interested call the Children’s Desk at (260) 356-2900 to register your child. This program is for children five to 12 years of age. The Huntington Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Get moving outdoors and get healthy, win prizes

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019

Get moving outdoors with walking, hiking, biking, jogging or running on the many trails Huntington County has to offer. Combine being outdoors with a little bit of exercise – and surprise yourself with how great your body and mind feel.

HARTA has developed a new activity to get you, your family and friends experiencing the trails and having fun. Get healthy and have fun at any trail, DNR property or Acres Land Nature Preserve located in Huntington County, and win great prizes at the same time. Between now and November 30, HARTA invites you to walk, run at least twenty-five miles or bike at least fifty miles at one of many trails located in Huntington County... Read More...

Honeywell announces new shows, tickets on sale

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019

Eleven new shows have been scheduled for the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater and Legacy Hall, taking place in 2019 and 2020. The lineup includes Howl at the Moon, Amy Grant, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, The Midtown Men Holiday Hits, Madrigal Dinner Theatre, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Wizards of Winter, Fort Wayne Phil Holiday Pops, Point of Grace and Riverdance. Tickets for all shows are now on sale.

Howl at the Moon will perform in Legacy Hall on Friday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. Professional dueling pianists and musicians from the popular hot spot Howl at the Moon in Indianapolis will perform favorite songs and requests in this high-energy, live music show... Read More...

Metro Kiwanis awards two scholarships

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis at their May 13 meeting presented two local students with scholarships. The scholarships presented were the Chuck Wohlford Memorial and the Huntington Metro Kiwanis.

Receiving the Huntington Metro Kiwanis scholarship of $1,500 for majoring in the field of human service was Amara Eckert, daughter of Matt and Heather Eckert of Huntington. Amara will be majoring in Biology at Saint Francis University.

Amara is in the top 25 of the class of 2019, a Scholar Athlete, Junior Rotarian, National Honor Society, Student Athletic board, class council, freshman mentor, Youth for Christ, HNHS tour guide and youth leadership at Huntington North High School... Read More...

LaFontaine Arts Council begins plan for JeFFFest

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019

The LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing, sponsors of JeFFFest, have begun plans for the annual event. This year’s event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 23 in downtown Huntington from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The family-friendly community event gets its name from Jefferson Street, where the festivities take place, along with the Fabulous Music, Fun, Food and Fine Art are available at the event.

The art portion of JeFFFest offers local and area artists of all ages the opportunity to create art work on a five-inch by seven-inch canvas. These official JeFFFest canvases are now available for purchase only at Four Corners Custom Framing, 419 N... Read More...

Tipton Place receives a “facelift” at their facility

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019

The Tipton Place recently received a facelift at their facility in Huntington. The center is located at 460 Forks of the Wabash Way across the road from the Historic Forks of the Wabash.

According to executive director Michael Lehman, “The center has received all new paint, light fixtures and all new crown molding around the building. The courtyard has been completely redone with a new water feature and area for the residence to enjoy. Next in line for the facility will be new flooring.”

More photos of the assisted living facility can be found on the Chamber’s Facebook page by clicking Read More...

Pathfinder HomeOwnership honors volunteers

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019

The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center recently held an appreciation dinner on April 24, honoring the outstanding volunteers who made the organization’s free tax preparation program a success. More than 60 people attended the thank you celebration at Huntington University’s Habecker Dining Commons. Bill Horoho was honored at the dinner for 10 years of service as a volunteer with VITA.

2019 was the 10th year for the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and 1,423 tax returns were completed free of charge with families qualifying and receiving over $358,956 in Earned Income Tax Credit and a total of over $1... Read More...

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