This week, U.S. News & World Report ranked West Lafayette High School #2 in the Indiana and #347 nationally among the best high schools. Take out charter and magnet schools, and WLHS is ranked #1 in the state. Truth is, while West Lafayette gets a lot of credit, we’re lucky in Tippecanoe County to have [...]
The second in a series of three concerts offered by TAF and FoamCity, OuterNet will highlight two ground-breaking, innovative female-led “new jazz” combinations: the Shayna Dulberger Quartet and Tomeka Reid with bassist Devin Hoff. The concert is 8 pm this Saturday, April 13th at The Wells Center. Chicago based cellist, composer and educator, Tomeka Reid [...]
Last night, the West Lafayette City Council gave a first reading to Ordinance 7-13, aka “the Trash Ordinance,” and voted in favor of it 5-2. My city councilor, Peter Bunder, was one of the two dissenting votes. In a nutshell, the trash fee ordinance overturns the existing ordinance and takes two wordy pages to merely [...]
As reported last month, NICHES Land Trust has purchased Mulvey Pond – half a mile north of US 52 and US 231 – and set forth permanent protection for this important ecosystem in Tippecanoe County. Read the original article on the NICHES Mulvey Pond purchase and plans here. The volunteer work day will be Saturday, [...]
The Indiana legislature began on January 7, 2013, and in the first few weeks hundreds of bills have been introduced. Bills focusing on educational reform, environmental regulation, legal rights and women’s rights, and labor are currently under discussion in various Senate and House committees, and will progress to the floors for a full vote soon. [...]
After a mostly dismal fall 2012, the Lafayette arts and entertainment scene received a huge boost on Friday: FoamCity is back, all legit-like. The downtown Lafayette arts space at 409 N. Third Street was shut down to public events in October but after a few improvements to bring FoamCity up to code, the arts scene [...]
Star City Coffee & Ale House, 222 Main St., tapped the freshly relocated Mike Reeb for a late night show on Jan. 18. The event drew more than 50, most of them in their 20s and a good chunk younger than 21.
Sharon Koltick has put in a yeoman’s — er, yeowoman’s — amount of work into her rock band, Kink Ador. The Lafayette native has been based out of Nashville, Tenn., for the last few years. No matter what your sound is, Music City is an ultra competitive scene with hundreds of acts falling over themselves [...]
Besides his guitar, Lafayette singer-songwriter Mike Reeb’s brand new Mac Book Pro laptop computer was his most important piece of musical equipment. In one machine, the 32-year-old could record new music, mix it and post it to the internet. Then, of course, the online marketing any band or musician must do in order to get [...]
One of the best music events of the year in Greater Lafayette does not involve guitars or drums. You’ll find few people that can carry a tune singing but you will be able to carry arm-loads of tunes out the door with just a couple bucks. The annual Vintage Vinyl Sale is one of the [...]
This week the Journal and Courier endorsed Mitt Romney for president. The takeaway: while the editorial board had high hopes during Obama’s first term, he didn’t accomplish everything he promised, so we might as well go with the other guy. The J&C was dismissive of the adversarial congressional environment, where the last four years have [...]
Dressed in a silver-gray sequined suit and large cowboy hat, Stanley, strongly backed His Clinch Mountain Boys band, displayed all of the skills that made him a living legend in American roots music Oct. 19 at Jester’s in West Lafayette. About 250 witnessed living music history.
Before announcing the exciting changes you will see at the Natural Parenting Education Network (NPEN) over the coming weeks, we would like to remind you of our mission and vision: Mission Natural Parenting Education Network of Lafayette is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on empowering women and families to make gentle, conscious, and educated choices [...]
For most new rock bands, the first gig calls for batting lead-off on a three, four or five act bill. Popular Ego flew solo for its first show, Saturday night in front of a packed Black Sparrow Pub. It was a bold move to not have another band that show, but it paid off for [...]
The heat wave has broken and temperatures are finally perfect for spending some time outside! And this great weather comes just in time for the third annual Wabash Riverfest. The Wabash Riverfest will be on Saturday, July 14th from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm at Tapawingo Park. Free parking will be available in the garage for anyone [...]