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28 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Episode 58 - Mayor Gentry | Ben Bontrager
Thursday, October 14th 2021 will be a date that will always be remembered in Lebanon. Mayor Matt Gentry, and Andy Card of Card & Associates announced plans for a 95 acre development that will include a 275,000 square-foot athletic facility. Shortly after the announcement, comments and questions began to be shared. Mayor Gentry and Planning Director Ben Bontrager join us for Episode 58 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
24 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Episode 57 - Preston Myers, Lebanon Leprechauns Owner
Professional basketball, in Lebanon ? Lebanon....Leprechauns? The owner of the newest team in The Basketball League, Preston Myers, joins us for Episode 57 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast. Why was Leprechauns chosen? What other team names were on the list? How did he get involved with TBL? What can fans expect when they go to Leprechauns games? Lebanon resident Preston Myers answers these questions, an more, in this episode. We also listen to the Chase Wright's new song, "Why Can't it be Over?"
20 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
Episode 56 - 1830 Chophouse
If you haven't visited Kinnard & Drake's 1830 Chophouse along Main Street - you've got to try it! From great steaks to delicious sandwiches, the 1830 Chophouse has it all! The #LovinLebanon Podcast is "on location," featuring Head Chef Shawn Sublette and General Manager Amber Gray. The pair recaps the timeline of how the 1830 Chophouse came to open its doors in Lebanon. Sublette and Gray also talk about the Chophouse menu, which is about to go through some Fall tweaks, with a portion of that menu on full display for the City's upcoming Unite Under the Lights event.
16 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Episode 55 - Kiwanis Pancake Supper
The Lebanon Kiwanis Pancake Supper is back in 2021, and Episode 55 of the #LovinLebanon is here to help get you ready. The event didn't happen last year due to COVID-19, but the organization's only fundraiser has returned in a drive-thru format. More information on the Pancake Supper can be found here. Event organizers Matt Wilson and Baili Hart join the podcast to outline how the event is shaping up, and what attendees can expect. This year's event is September 16th, from 4:30 until 8. It takes place just ahead of this year's Back to the Fifties Festival (9-17, 18). The pair share some of their experiences from Pancake Suppers past, and why the organization is honoring former Kiwanian Tom Temple. Pancakes, service....and a podcast blooper all can be found in this episode. Enjoy!
12 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Episode 54 - Lebanon Nutrition
"We create shakes packed full of protein without the protein taste! You will experience the great taste of your favorite dessert without the guilt or calories!" They're the two sentences you can find when you stop by Lebanon Nutrition's social media accounts. Two days after opening its doors to the pubic, this shake, tea, and coffee shop is living up to its promise - and staying plenty busy, too! The #LovinLebanon Podcast goes "on the road" for Episode #54, as we chat with Lebanon Nutrition Owner Beth Raub. Beth shares why she chose Lebanon, and how the response has been so far. With so many menu options, she also shares her "go to" tea and shake. Listen for her tasty choices, and stop by to find your own fav!
19 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Episode 53 - The Heart of Lebanon
Augtoberfest, the City's German-themed beer and food festival is Saturday, August 21st! The Heart of Lebanon Executive Director Missy Krulik stops by for this #LovinLebanon Podcast episode to give us a preview, and to chat about other events and items going on within the organization. In this episode, we also chat with Heart of Lebanon intern Kennedy Zellers. Kennedy is a senior at Lebanon High School and a member of the LHS Tigerettes Color Guard. Kennedy shares the experience of performing at the Indiana State Fair's Band Day, and finishing in 6th place, the school's highest ranking ever! Augtoberfest Tickets: https://event.ontaptickets.com/events/augtoberfest-presented-by-state-bank-of-lizton-8-21-2021?fbclid=IwAR1JvTzv9X15zQtp_JaNB8tKPk3T8VQfMQRxvx-iqPSb2qcDh9keXMw_Edw
16 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Episode 52 - Dr Jon Milleman | Lebanon Community School Corporation
The countdown is on as the 2021-2022 school year approaches. You can even see a countdown clock on the Lebanon Community School Corporation's website! School Superintendent Dr. Jon Milleman is getting geared up, and he stops by for Episode 52 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast. Dr. Jon highlights the school's Reopening Plan, potential capital improvements throughout the district, and how good the school's marching band sounds. Remember, email LovinLebanon@Lebanon.IN.gov to share your thoughts on the podcast, or to suggest future episodes!
25 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Episode 51 - Lebanon Fire Department: Chief Chuck Batts & Firefighter Sam Dougherty
What do the songs "Stayin' Alive," "Baby Shark," and the Lebanon Fire Department all have in common? They're all components of Episode 51 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast! Chief Chuck Batts and Firefighter Sam Dougherty join us for this episode. Firefighter Dougherty shares why his heart for service led him to LFD, volunteering at Hoosier Burn Camp, and CPR training within the department. Chief Batts takes us inside the hiring process at Lebanon Fire, and shares info on the department's partnership with Whitestown Fire and Zore's towing to install a Flashover Chamber. Speaking of CPR training, to find out more information about Lebanon Fire Department's CPR program, send an email to: taguirre@Lebanon.IN.gov , visit the department's Facebook page, or call LFD, at (765)482-8227
26 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Episode 50 - Mayor Matt Gentry
For Episode 50 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast, Mayor Matt Gentry stops by to give updates on a variety of citywide topics. Mayor Matt highlights continued growth; downtown, in the business park, and in existing and new neighborhoods. Mayor Gentry also gets personal. He shares how becoming a father has helped him continue to focus on helping Lebanon be the best it can be. To continue to be a fantastic place to raise a family, just as he and his wife are doing.
21 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Episode 49 - Mike Spidel | Boone County Veterans Service Officer
As we kick off the month of July, we felt it was a fitting time to chat about service for those who helped our country earn its Independence. Boone County Veterans Service Officer Mike Spidel joins us for this episode of the #LovinLebanon Podcast. Mike shares the events that led him to join the military, and why veterans affairs are so important to him today. To learn more about the tools available to our military members countywide, click here.
25 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Episode 48 - Boone County 4th of July Festivities Return
If you didn't know already, Boone County knows how to celebrate the 4th of July. After being canceled due to COVID in 2020, many of the 4th of July events you know and love are BACK in 2021! Committee members John Messenger and Debbie Ottinger join us for Episode 48 of the podcast. Included in the topics of discussion are the events that are returning this year, along with the ones that the group hopes to bring back soon. Be sure to stay up to speed when it comes to the 4th of July festivities, by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/BooneCounty4th
24 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Episode 47 - Talent Factory Arts & Dance
It's a busy time of year for the folks at Talent Factory Arts & Dance. Not only is camp season in full swing, but many of TFAD's performers will be soon headed to Orlando for a national competition! This episode of the #LovinLebanon Podcast is "on location," at 126 West Washington Street in Lebanon. This time around we sit down with Jim and Paula Kochert, dancers Eli and Natalie, as well as parent supporter Jami Sloan. The group shares what makes Talent Factory Arts & Dance so special, and why having this form of artistic expression is so valuable for young people in the Lebanon community. Best of luck to TFAD as they head to nationals, and be sure to visit: http://talentfactoryarts.com/ to learn more about the great things going on inside the Talent Factory!
34 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Episode 46 - Klooz Brewz Opening
It's a day that Patrick Klooz feared would never come...the opening of his brewery and restaurant. What began with making "brewz" in his garage, will culminate with this Lebanon native opening his own place downtown. Patrick Klooz and Operations Manager/GM Dave Martin stop by for Episode 46 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast to take us behind the scenes on the finishing touches, as KBZ staff gears up to host soft opens - and then opening day. Patrick and Dave share some of the inner workings of the menu, the decor, the staff, and what they hope you experience when you and your family walk through the door. Get more information at https://kloozbrewz.com/
14 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Episode 45 - Kiwanis Fishing Derby
The Kiwanis Fishing Derby has been a Lebanon staple for many years, providing young people with a fun outdoor summer activity in the city. This year's derby takes place on Saturday, June 12th, beginning at 8am, at The Hot Pond. Two of this year's organizers, Baili Hart and Nikki Hollingsworth stop by for Episode 45 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast to chat about this year's event. The derby was canceled in 2020 thanks to COVID-19, so as you can image, members of Kiwanis are excited to have the event return this year. Baili and Nikki share what event goers can expect, what prizes they could win, and a funny story or two from derbies past. Visit the event link below to learn more. https://fb.me/e/10RisvQRd
21 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 44 - Boone County Mentoring Partnership
Developing life skills and educational achievement of local you, by ensuring that they are connected with a caring and supportive adult who can help them realize their dreams and potential - that's what the Boone County Mentoring Partnership is all about. The BCMP utilizes: Mentoring, a Graduation Coach, and Youth Assistance to help accomplish its goals to benefit the county's young people. Boone County Mentoring Partnership Executive Director Matt Wilson joins us for Episode 44 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast. Matt shares some of the partnership's success stories, its continued needs, and where he feels the organization needs to do to continue to help our young people succeed.
30 minutes | May 10, 2021
Episode 43 - Boone County Summer Fest
Boone County Summer Fest, a free to all celebration of music, and Boone County, was set to kick off in 2020. Sadly COVID postponed, then canceled the event. The City of Lebanon, the Boone County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Blonde Entertainment are happy to announce that Summer Fest is back! Blonde Entertainment Owner, Manager, and Agent Lisa Sauce, and musician and organizer Tim Neuman join us for Episode 43 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast. In this episode, Tim shares his excitement as two of his bands, Country Summer and The Copper Stills are set to take the Summer Fest stage. Listen as Lisa and Tim share fun facts about each of the event's acts, in a celebration of music that offers something for everyone. Saturday Music: 45 RPM, Dave & Rae, Groovesmash, Country Summer Sunday Music: The Copper Stills, Nauti Yachtys, Stella Luna and the Satellites, The Doo! Check out the link below for more info: https://fb.me/e/2n5Pts486
17 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Episode 42 - Savor Lebanon 2021
On Saturday, May 1st, from 2pm-6pm, downtown Lebanon will host the 5th Annual Savor Lebanon event. For the first time, this event will be held outdoors. This craft beer, wine, spirits, food, and music event is organized by Indiana On Tap. Indiana On Tap Managing Partner Justin Knepp joins the podcast to preview this event, share some insights about the booths, as well as pass along a little inside entertainment information for event goers. Click the link below to learn more about Savor Lebanon 2021, and to get your tickets! https://event.ontaptickets.com/events/savor-lebanon-2021-2-6-2021
23 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 41 - Just US, Roots on Mane, Cups & Cakes, Navy Blue Boutique
Just US, Roots on Mane, Cups & Cakes, Navy Blue Boutique held their Grand Opening at their 320 East Main Street location on March 6th, and business has been busy ever since. The Boutique, Salon & Spa, and Bakery & Coffee Shop offers something for everyone. The location is designed to be an experience, a "one stop shop" of services. The ladies behind Just US join *us* for Episode 41 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast. Listen to these talented women talk about the growth of this unique business and what they've got planned next! #LovinLebanon #ThisIsHome
21 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Episode 40 - Ryan Scott | Paradise Shaved Ice & Ice Cream
Coming in June to 126 North Lebanon Street - Paradise Shaved Ice & Ice Cream Shop! Ryan Scott grew up in a small town in Illinois, and Lebanon's feel and friendliness reminded him of home. The city(and Potato Oles) made such an impression, he decided to open up Paradise Shaved Ice & Ice Cream Shop along Lebanon Street, downtown. In Episode 40, Ryan shares his motivation for opening, his passion for people, and he takes us on a deeper dive within the menu. #LovinLebanon #ThisIsHome
25 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Episode 39 - Alan Karpick | GoldandBlack.com
Episode 39 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast is a full one. Alan Karpick from GoldandBlack.com and Gold & Black Illustrated talks: the NCAA Tournament, an area connection to this year's Purdue team, and Lebanon's own, Rick Mount! Hoops fans, this is a podcast for you! #LovinLebanon #ThisIsHome
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