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The Autumn Market can be enjoyed from The Bridge's new patio. (Photograph provided by Cathy Kerton-Johnson)

Markets and mochas

Local cafe hosts Autumn MarketBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo On Oct. 7 at 9 a.m., the second Autumn Market will take place at The Bridge Cafe in downtown Upland. Jamie Hughes (’13) has been in charge of the market since The Bridge’s beginning, with the exception of last year, when […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
The Bridge Cafe is the best place for a friendship to bloom and strengthen. (Photograph by Katherine Yeager)

The heart of Upland

The Bridge Cafe is bringing revitalization backBy Braden Ochs | Echo Walking through the Bridge front door is a warm, welcoming sensation for customers all around. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and books huddle around the group of wood tables. Vintage lights glow, making the tables radiate themes of focus and community. […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The Barking Cow, a local gem located in Gaston, has been serving up homemade ice cream since 2015. (Photography by Hannah Bolds)

Artistic experimentation

The Barking Cow ice cream shop explores unique flavorsBy Becca Eis | Echo Sick of soft serve from the DC? Want to avoid seeing everyone you know and their brother at Ivanhoe’s? A tucked-away ice cream shop located in Gaston, Indiana boasts small town pride and unique flavor options at […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Bracelets are visual reminders for Taylor community members to pray for students at Southside Elementary (photo by Halie Owens).

Seven miles

Taylor community reaches out to elementary students in Hartford CityBy Annabelle Blair | Echo “What we want is people’s hearts to recognize the need and be willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus for a community that’s seven miles away.” – Thaddeus VanOverberghe, freshman   Three Taylor students recently […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Shall we gather?

Shall we gather?

A glimpse at local church life By Anna Oelerich | Echo In honor of Local Church Week, here are four lesser-known Grant County churches Taylor students call home. Lakeview Wesleyan Church, Marion Denomination: Evangelical, Protestant Pastor: Tim McClellan Service Times: Sunday at 10:30 a.m., with young adult Sunday school at […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Handcrafted haven

Handcrafted haven

Marion Open Air Market offers all things localBy Anna Oelerich | Echo For Amie Pearson, it all started with soap. The co-founder of Mama Pearson’s Soaporium in Marion and mother of three remembers searching for an outlet to sell her homemade soap and other natural skincare. When she couldn’t find […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Leland E. Boren, chief operating officer for the Pierce-Governor factory donated the building to the Upland United Methodist Church. The church hopes to move its services to the new space soon.

United Methodist Church building

Church receives roomy donationBy Katherine Yeagar | Contributor There is a concrete wall covered in names, in stories and in prayers. It sits, silent and resolute inside an empty factory off South Main Street in Upland. Scriptures written by 90-year-olds and pictures drawn by 3-year-olds plaster the structure, a symbol […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Gas City’s hidden treasure

Gas City’s hidden treasure

Mick’s Flea Market and its cool collectiblesBy Gracie Fairfax | Echo It’s a hipster’s paradise and a history junkie’s hideaway. Looking for an old record, a bowl with a beaver on it or a unique lamp to illuminate your living room? Mick’s Flea Market may have just the thing. Mick […]

by · February 19, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Eating local in the cornfields

Eating local in the cornfields

Great places around Taylor to get locally grown food By Lindsay Robinson | Echo Being in the middle of cornfields influences the culture at Taylor. With an increase in health-conscious living, buying local produce is a growing trend across America. In the heart of farm country, Taylor students are also […]

by · September 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Life & Times