Friday, May 17, 2013

Join us for Will Read (and sing) For Food this Sunday at Old Jasper Day/Strawberry Festival

Will Read (and sing) For Food will perform as part of the Old Jasper Day/Strawberry Festival activities Sunday, May 19, 5 p.m., at the Jasper Riverwalk gazebo.  

Musicians include Billie and Buddy Hart, Ed Walston, Kathy Herndon, Marc Steczyk, Jim Showalter, Kasha Schwartz Phillips and Rob Zaricki. Humor essayists include Scott Saalman, Abbie Rumbach, Marty Vaught and Stan Levco.

 The show will benefit Community Food Bank. Admission: a canned good item or monetary donation. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, THE SHOW WILL MOVE TO THE NEARBY TRAIN STATION.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Patoka Lake Marina launches Beer cruises

 Patoka Lake Marina again creates another first in the State of Indiana with its beer cruises on Patoka Lake. The voyage features only Indiana breweries with heavy hors d’oeuvre food pairings.
Unspoiled views of Indiana sunsets from Patoka Lake combine with Indiana beers, cheeses and desserts to make for a relaxing summer evening, as Patoka Lake Marina and several Indiana breweries offer the state’s first sunset beer cruises beginning May 31.

The sunset beer cruises departs the Marina at 6:30 pm and offers a two-hour excursion aboard the 65-foot Patoka Voyager, which will cruise Patoka Lake. Because this 8,800-acre man-made lake is surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest, visitors will get a scenic tour that includes lush forest and plenty of wildlife, including the popular osprey and nesting bald eagles. 

Each cruise serves up to 54 guests.  They have the opportunity to sample beers made in Indiana. Each cruise will feature a different Indiana brewery with the brewer or representative discussing each beers creation. Bouquet, swirl and taste will be addressed with a complementing food item.
“It’s a way to give visitors another chance to enjoy and experience Patoka Lake while supporting Indiana breweries”, said Stephen Bartels, a co-owner of Patoka Lake Marina, which hosts thousands of visitors to tiny Wickliffe Indiana every summer for fishing and boating.  

Upland Brewing Company will be highlighted May 31.  The schedules of Indiana breweries are posted on . You can also view our upcoming wine cruise schedules on our website.

The sunset cruise will cost $75 per couple or $39.95 per individual. The price includes boat cruise, beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres/desserts, 2 full glasses of beer and a souvenir beer glass for each guest, persons must be 21 years of age and have photo identification.  Reservations are required by calling 888-819-6916.

Patoka Lake Marina is on the second largest lake in Indiana. It rents a variety of watercraft, including fishing, pontoons and houseboats, and became the first and only marina in the state to rent and sell floating cabins, as alternative to houseboats.

For more information on Patoka Lake, or sunset cruises, visit

WHAT:  Sunset cruise with beer tasting on Patoka Lake
WHEN:  6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on May 31
WHERE:  Cruises depart from Patoka Lake Marina, Wickliffe, IN.
COST:  $75 per couple or $39.95 per individual
INFO:  888-819-6916 or