Lisa Witsken-Gearhart's Blog Posts

Five Ways To Enjoy Labor Day Weekend In Indianapolis

Are you making plans for the long Labor Day weekend? Want to relax and get out of the house? Take in a festival? It’s all possible this Labor Day Weekend! We’ve gathered up five ways for you to

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8 Summer Concerts For The Whole Family

In Hamilton County and all around the Indianapolis metro area, you’ll notice an abundance of entertainment options that are perfect for the whole family. Gather all the music lovers, dancers, and

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Ten Ways To Enjoy The Outdoors In Hamilton County This Summer

Summer is upon us and there’s no doubt you’re ready to spend more time outdoors. These Indiana seasons can be a doozy! Hamilton County has a solid blend of urban AND rural opportunities - it

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Indianapolis Summer Camps For Kids 2019

No matter what interests your child, there is so much for them to do this summer in Indianapolis. If they want to focus on sports, academics, the arts, or nature, there's so much to check out

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The Story Behind Indys Northern Suburbs

Alongside the plentiful subdivisions, great schools, and more space that living in one Indianapolis’ north suburbs provides, there’s also a great deal of local history! Most of these sprawling

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10 Things To Know About Relocating To Indianapolis

In recent years, Indianapolis, Indiana has become so much more than just flyover country. This “Crossroads of America” is becoming a hub for major companies and a gathering spot for some of the

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Outdoorsy Winter Fun In Indy

It’s been a wild winter here in Indianapolis so far! Rain and thunderstorms, but then days of bitter windchill that keep the kids out of school! Who knows what to expect anymore with these

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5 Indianapolis Restaurants For Celebrating Valentines Day

It’s never too early to start planning for Valentine’s Day! Indianapolis has food options for every palate and budget, so if there’s a place you’re hoping to check out don’t wait until the

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Family Friendly Ways To Ring In The New Year Around Indy

After the hustle and bustle of Christmas and all of the holiday festivities, you may be feeling a little burnt out about celebrating New Year's Eve. No matter how excited (or not) you may be about

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Volunteering In Indy During The Holidays

The holidays are always full of events, food, gifts, family, and more! Time is always at a premium and it may always feel like there is never enough time to do all of the holiday things that you

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Trick Or Treating Events Around Town

It's trick or treat season in Indianapolis and it's always fun to get the kids dressed up! If you're looking for a few extra opportunities to get the kids out to trick or treat or if your

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Fall Events Around Town For The Whole Family

No matter how you choose to celebrate the cooler weather and fall season in Indianapolis, there is no shortage of events that will keep your family entertained. From trains, to hayrides, to pumpkin

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Best Parts Of The Indiana State Fair 2018

If you've never been to the Indiana State Fair - where have you been hiding? The time has come for you and your family to step right up and enjoy this Hoosier staple! Running from August 3rd- 19th,

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Where To Celebrate National Ice Cream Day In Indianapolis

National Ice Cream Day is quickly approaching! On July 15th, don't miss out on celebrating one of your favorite treats this summer! Here's a list of some of the coolest ice cream places to check out

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Family Friendly July 4th Activities In Indianapolis

No matter if you prefer indoor or outdoor fun on the Fourth of July, Indianapolis has you covered! Gather up the family, load up the car, and try out one of these amazing activities for a day (or

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What To Do With The Kids On Rainy Summer Days

You've waited for weeks to spend all day outside with the kids, but then rain shows up! Indiana weather is NEVER predictable - one day it's sunny, then the next day you need a coat because it's 20

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Getting Involved In The Indy 500 Fun

The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is sacred in Indiana. It's the day of the infamous Indianapolis 500. Hundreds of thousands of people descend upon the racetrack to take part in "The Greatest

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Indianapolis Area Easter Egg Hunts

The temperatures in Indianapolis are slowly starting to rise and we're springing forward. That means Easter is on the way! Indianapolis has plenty of Easter fun for every kid in your family. Whether

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Spring Break Camp Ideas For Kids In Indianapolis

With Spring Break quickly approaching you may be looking for some ideas to keep the kiddos occupied during their time off. While you’re at work, the kids can still have some structure in their

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Get Moving In 2018 With These Indianapolis Gyms

If one of your 2018 resolutions was to spend more time in the gym, there is no shortage of options in Indianapolis. If you prefer a more traditional gym membership, there are plenty of options for

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Winter Break Camps For Kids

Between the hustle of the holidays and heading back to school in the new year, you’re probably looking for a few ways to keep your kids engaged during their break! Rather than staring at a screen

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Not Cooking For Thanksgiving

Not Cooking for Thanksgiving? Places to get a Great Meal in Indy!If the thought of cooking or hosting on Thanksgiving day sounds absolutely terrible, don’t fret. Whether you’re looking for a

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Four Fall Family Adventures In Indianapolis

October is upon us which means we are in prime time for some fall fun! From pumpkins to haunted houses, to picking apples - Indianapolis is full of some fun adventures for your family this season.

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2017 Northside Oktoberfest Festivals

Believe it or not, with the kids back at school, summer is pretty much over. With the days starting to shorten quickly, it is hard to not look forward to the fall season. While football, pumpkins

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17 Acre Culinary District Planned For Fishers

Currently, when compared to other neighborhoods in the Indianapolis area, Fishers isn't exactly known for its culinary options. The city is well aware that it is lacking options in this area, and it

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2017 Indiana Fever

Summer is certainly not known as basketball season in Indiana. That doesn’t mean that basketball isn’t alive and well in the summer, though. The Indiana Fever, Indianapolis’ WNBA team, has

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Cyclebar

Anymore, it seems like there is almost a new workout or diet fad every week. Still, there are certainly staples that have been workout favorites for forever. Cycling, for instance, is a long-time,

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2017 Northside Farmers Markets

With the frost mostly gone in Central Indiana, everyone is itching to get outside earlier in the day each week. Fortunately, farmers market season is starting to ramp up, giving all Northsiders the

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Crooked Stick Golf Club

While Central Indiana might not be known nationally for its golf courses, they are not completely absent from the area. While there are plenty of public courses throughout the city, few match some

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Northside Easter Egg Hunt For 2017

With March fully in swing, it feels like winter is finally in the rearview mirror. With the end of winter, spring is knocking on the door, and Easter is right around the corner. To celebrate the

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Nine Lives Cat Cafe

By now, anyone would guess the Greater Indianapolis area has any sort of dining experience they could ever want. However, believe or it not, there is a brand-new dining experience coming to the near

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The Punch Bowl Social

Northsiders who have lived in the Greater Indianapolis area for at least a couple of decades undoubtedly remember Jillian’s, an entertainment and dining facility that was located on South Meridian

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The JCC Of Indianapolis

Central Indiana residents will tell any outsider that community is very important to them. For this reason, among others, there are many great community outreach programs and facilities spread

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The Nutcracker 2016

With the arrival of crisp, fall air, it is easy to get excited about the holidays. While Thanksgiving is certainly right around the corner, Christmas, too, is not that far away. The Nutcracker is

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Trick Or Treating On The Northside In 2016

October seems to be flying by in 2016. In fact, Halloween is right around the corner. Northside residents should make sure they are completely prepared for Halloween with it sneaking up.

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Corn Mazes

While apple and pumpkin picking may be the most popular farm activities in fall in Indiana, many Northside residents flock to the countryside to check out some of the great corn mazes in rural

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Northside Antique Shops And Malls

While the Northside certainly has its fair share of great furniture stores, sometimes homeowners are looking for a unique item styled in an older fashion. Fortunately, there are a couple of really

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The Northsides Best Ice Cream And Yogurt Companies

While the Greater Indianapolis area has its fair share of well-known ice cream chain companies like Dairy Queen, there are a number of smaller, more unique ice cream and frozen yogurt companies that

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Carmelfest 2016

During the warmer months of the year, the Northside has some of the best festivals in the entire Midwest. While Downtown Indianapolis is known for its spectacular Fourth of July show, the City of

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New Indianapolis Zoo Babies

During the winter months, it was often difficult to spot a number of the new baby animals at the Indianapolis Zoo. There have been an impressive seven new babies born at the zoo since the end of

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Lakefront Home With Panoramic Views Listing Soon In Geist

Surrounded on 3 sides by water, this gorgeous home sits on a .75 acre pointe lot with panoramic views. Over 8000 total square feet! Brand new updated Kitchen! Open plan featuring high

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A Brief History Of Carmel Indiana

Today, Carmel, Indiana, is a bustling and rapidly growing community. However, it has not always been this way. At its founding in the middle of the 19th Century, it was nothing more than farmland,

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Typical Weather In The Greater Indianapolis Area

The Greater Indianapolis area, generally, has decent weather conditions. Winters can occasionally have days of heavy snowfall, but, on average, snowfall is relatively light, and the majority of

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Best Zionville Breakfast Restaurants

Zionsville has some of the best breakfast-first restaurants in all of Greater Indianapolis. From delicious pancakes to premium deli meats, visitors and residents alike will find a great variety of

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The Palladium

The Palladium, which was opened in January of 2011, is a large performing arts facility located in the heart of Carmel, Indiana. It is a part of the Center for the Performing Arts, which also has

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What The Seller Says About 12720 Bent Oak Ct

What are features of your home that you've really enjoyed?We love our basement. It is the perfect second family living space with a full size window that lets in lots of natural light.  

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What The Seller Says About 3915 Dahoma Drive

What are features of your home that you've really enjoyed?I love the open floor plan in my kitchen and first floor family room. It is a great way to visit with family and guests while preparing.

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Famous Greater Indianapolis People

The Greater Indianapolis area has been the home to some of the United States’ most influential and well-known people in history. While some of Central Indiana’s most notable residents past and

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What The Seller Says About 2919 Towne Drive

What are features of your home that you've really enjoyed?In 2015 we had the kitchen completely gutted and renovated. We had state-of-the-art appliances put in including an induction cooktop that

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Snow Removal Services

During winter, there are few things more frustrating than being stuck indoors because driveways are covered in snow. While homeowners can remove snow on their own, when it is heavy, it can be nearly

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Well Water Testing

Homeowners far from municipal water sources typically pump their drinking water from a private well. Municipal water is monitored by officials, but private wells are not. For this reason, homeowners

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Healthiness Of Main Courses For The Holidays

During the Holidays, it is very easy to overeat. Fortunately, there are many different types of main courses that hosts can prepare for their guests. Turkey, chicken, roast beef and pork all provide

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Places To See Santa Claus

During the holiday months, Santa Claus is at the top of the minds of plenty of children. Fortunately, Indianapolis families can visit Santa at a number of venues across the city. Each Santa

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Mozel Sanders Foundation Thanksgiving

The dining room is at the very center of Thanksgiving Day celebrations. For the homeless and less fortunate in Indianapolis, a good Thanksgiving dinner is an unaffordable luxury. Fortunately, many

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North Side Dog Daycare Companies

For most people, dogs are part of the family. Still, it is not always easy to take them on family vacations. Typically, they have to stay behind. Fortunately, there are many great dog daycare

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Geist Reservoir

Geist Reservoir, a popular boating and fishing destination northeast of Indianapolis, is also a popular neighborhood in Greater Indianapolis. Some of Greater Indianapolis’ larger and most

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Brookshire Golf Course

IntroductionThere are many golf courses in the Indianapolis area, but not all of them are open to the public because they require a membership. Brookshire Golf Club, while public, has the feel of a

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Stucky Farms

Stuckey Farms is a large, public orchard in western Hamilton County. The orchard has over 4,000 trees producing apples every year. It is one of a few orchards in the Greater Indianapolis area, but

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Fixing Your Credit

Credit scores are a huge part of getting a loan for a home. Better credit score typically result in better APR, saving you money on your mortgage. For this reason, it is important to fix your credit

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Best Northside Burgers

Some days, you want nothing more than a good burger. Despite what people may tell you, you do not need to make the trek to Downtown Indianapolis to get a great burger. There are plenty of tremendous

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