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Everything Rocks in Westfield, Indiana

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If you’ve never heard of Westfield, Indiana, you may have been living under a rock. A Shamrock, perhaps? Westfield is a small city that lies due north of Indianapolis. We have recently been named Family Circle’s Best Place for Families and frequently appear on lists for top cities to live. Westfield has Quaker roots, serious […]

Silly Safaris Brings Summer Reading Program to Life

Silly Safaris Brings Summer Reading to Life

Jungle John visited the Westfield Public Library this week, with his animal friends. Each summer, animal entertainers visit the library to share their amazing animals with the children of Westfield. Silly Safaris has several different types of shows, and this was my favorite so far. The show was focused on reading and the Fizz, Boom, […]

Westfield, Indiana: Home of Grand Park (Photos)

Grand Park Grand Opening Celebration Music

We’ve been spending our nights and weekends at Westfield, Indiana’s new home for youth sports for a few months now, but Grand Park officially celebrated their grand opening this weekend. There was live music, a ferris wheel, games and activities for kids, and (of course) youth sports all day long. We started our day with […]

Westfield Elementary Schools Participate in Bike to School Day

Westfield Elementary Schools Participate in Bike to School Day 2014

Bike to School Day is a relatively new event held in conjunction with National Bike Month in May. Like Walk to School Day, this event encourages an active lifestyle and provides an opportunity for a fun, community event. Westfield elementary schools were, once again, all over it. Information and permission slips were sent home with […]

3 Places for Margaritas on Cinco de Mayo

Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo in Westfield

My friends and I instituted Margarita Monday a couple years ago. It was a fun way to be sure we shared regular girls’ nights. Plus, the margarita specials keep us all on a budget. Margarita Monday is also a frequent weekday dinner choice for the hubby and me. We can share a nacho plate, grab […]

I Live at Grand Park Now

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Grand Park is now the official home of Westfield Youth Sports, kicking off with a grand opening ceremony on April 19th. The baseball players lined up on the baselines while the Oak Trace choir sang the national anthem, and the Westfield Fire Department Honor Guard carried the flag. The girls marched onto their field, team […]

Asa Bales Anti-Slavery Cemetery

Westfield Anti-Slavery Cemetery at Asa Bales Park

Westfield, Indiana played a large part in the Underground Railroad, with city founder Asa Bales leading the way. Bales and his wife are both buried in Westfield’s so-called freedom cemetery. The cemetery in the area now known as Asa Bales Park is the final resting place of Civil War soldiers, Underground Railroad heroes, and unmarked […]

Westfield 6th Graders Rockin’ Chicago

Westfield Sixth Graders Visit Chicago

My tween is in the student council at Westfield Intermediate School, rocking Chicago with her friends this weekend. Each year, the school takes the 6th grade representatives on a short trip to Chicago. It is a fun event Westfield students plan for all year as a reward for their hard work. To be eligible to […]

Westfield Marching Band in NYC for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Westfield Marching Band in NYC

The Westfield High School marching band is in New York City this week. Today, the Shamrock Pride will march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Each year, several high school marching bands are invited to perform along the streets of New York in the oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the U.S. — now in […]

Westfield Underground Railroad Run

Westfield Underground Railroad Run

The Underground Railroad Run is a 5K run and 3K family walk that winds through historic Westfield, Indiana. This year’s race will take place on March 22nd, winding through Asa Bales Park and by the anti-slavery cemetery in downtown Westfield. Options include a 3K walk, designed for families to enjoy together, and a 5K timed […]

Grand Park to Open Early in Westfield, Indiana

Grand Park Sports Complex to Open Early in Westfield Indiana

Grand Park is the newest park in Westfield, Indiana. Opening next month, the new sports complex will feature 26 baseball/softball diamonds, 31 fields for soccer, football, rugby, field hockey and lacrosse, and 2 indoor facilities for year-round sports. At a preview event in October, Grand Park showcased its field turf and pride in a state-of-the-art […]

Westfield Makes Money Magazine’s List of Best Places to Live 2013

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CNN’s Money Magazine took a look at small towns across the U.S. in 2013, looking not only for those with thriving economies, but those that were ideal places to raise a family. Plenty of “green space,” great schools and a strong sense of community were cited as top factors in deciding America’s top 50 small […]

Claude Bowers: Historian and Ambassador from Westfield

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Of the two notable people from Westfield, Indiana, Claude Bowers is the famous one, rather than the infamous Herb Baumeister. Bowers, a renowned historian, journalist, and diplomat, wrote over a dozen books, several scholarly studies, was a United States ambassador to two different countries, and worked at several newspapers across the nation. Though today he […]

Westfield Real Estate Report

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There was a 29.4-percent increase in the number of homes sold Westfield, Indiana, with 22 homes selling in February compared to 17 the previous month.  This is also a 1.1-percent increase over the 20 homes that sold last February. The total number of pending sales also increased 11.5 percent, going from 26 in January to […]