St. Patrick’s Celebration in Downtown Madison

March is always a great time to visit Madison, but this year several downtown businesses have planned special events around Saint Patrick’s Day. The following photos and video are from the 2013 edition of downtown’s “St. Paddy’s Party.”   For more detailed information about next year’s event, be sure to call the visitor’s center (812-265-2956). […]

Why Buy Local?

Sometimes I call myself a local tourist– driving downtown always feels like a mini-vacation. Why do I buy local? Mainly because it’s more fun. Where would you rather have lunch than our historic downtown? There are more objective reasons to shop local. Madison Main Street issued a flyer about supporting local merchants. Here are some of their statistics: […]

The Best of Madison 2012

Our friends at inMadisonIN posted this fun survey and named the following local favorites “The Best of Madison 2012.” Check out their full results to see what’s popular among Madison residents. Hinkle’s – Best Hamburger Crystal & Jules – Best Steak Key West Shrimp House – Best Seafood Broadway Tavern – best appetizers Crystal & Jules – […]

Weather Delays & Closings for Madison Area Schools

Snow Cancellation We post everything to our Facebook page More School Closing Information Are you looking for information about school and business closings in Madison and Jefferson County Indiana? Then here is a list of websites that provide up to the minute details on which school systems are opened, closed, or delayed. Here’s the latest school closings […]

Top 10 Blogs in Madison

Something about Madison brings out the thoughtful aspects of human nature. Maybe that’s why so many in our community maintain a personal blog about their daily experience and happenings around town. To honor these local bloggers, we’ve compiled a list our favorite 10 Madison bloggers. Follow the links below and discover a unique window into the community we share. Ranking […]

“Marvelous Madison” Television Show

SAVOR INDIANA, a travel show that airs in Indianapolis & Ft. Wayne, has posted their segments about Madison on YouTube. These short videos include some of my local favorites: Key West Shrimp House, Cocoa Safari Chocolates and several more. Educators can find teaching plans to accompany this production on their website.

Georgetown Neighborhood in Madison

The Georgetown Neighborhood is an often overlooked historic site in Madison, Indiana. It doesn’t have the grand tours and rarely makes the national travel press, but it’s well worth the time to experience via the HMI walking tour. You can also learn more about this historic black settlement online. Here are a few documents to […]

Virtual Tour of Madison Shops & Restaurants

Madison is one of those places you have to see firsthand to truly appreciate. That’s why people from surrounding cities keep coming back to visit our historic downtown. New visitors are often unsure where to start. Here is a new website that will help. Click on the image to view the Madison section on Shop […]