Community Corner: Black Sparrow Pub

slide5The Black Sparrow Pub is an eclectic bar and eatery stationed just two blocks north of Lafayette Community Bank’s downtown location. As one of the only television-free hangouts in the downtown area, the Black Sparrow features a surprising array of food and beverages, charismatic staff, and a delightfully funky ambience due to their thrift store décor.

The Black Sparrow’s rotating draft list promises “no crap on tap” and their extensive arsenal of craft beer by the bottle is second to none. They also boast a well-curated selection of wines and artisan cocktails. For food, the Black Sparrow serves up fan-favorite pub grub, including pizza and hamburgers, as well as an oft-changing menu of seasonal specials and a few more formal dinner entrees. And, customarily, on the last Sunday of each month, the Black Sparrow opens its doors in the morning to serve up one of the best brunch menus anywhere.

For good food, great drinks, and even better conversation, head to the Black Sparrow today—a pub on Main Street that’s outside the mainstream.

Black Sparrow Pub
223 Main St.
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 429-0405

Community Corner: The Black Sparrow

IMG_0855The Black Sparrow Pub is an eclectic bar and eatery stationed just two blocks north of Lafayette Community Bank’s downtown location.

As one of the only television-free hangouts in the downtown area, the Black Sparrow features a surprising array of food and beverages, charismatic staff and a delightfully funky ambience due to their thrift store décor.

The Black Sparrow’s rotating draft list promises “no crap on tap” and their extensive arsenal of craft beer by the bottle is second to none. They also boast a well-curated selection of wines and artisan cocktails. For food, the Black Sparrow serves up fan-favorite pub grub, including pizza and hamburgers, as well as an oft-changing menu of seasonal specials and a few more formal dinner entrees. And, customarily, on the last Sunday of each month, the Black Sparrow opens its doors in the morning to serve up one of the best brunch menus anywhere.

For good food, great drinks, and even better conversation, head to the Black Sparrow today—a pub on Main Street that’s outside the mainstream.

Black Sparrow Pub
223 Main St.
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 429-0405

Community Corner: Surf Center

IMG_20160709_092254Surf Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that has been offering a variety of recovery-related services in the downtown Lafayette area for more than 20 years. Surf takes prides in providing recovering individuals and their families the opportunity to reclaim the hope, the freedom, and the self-respect that all human beings need and deserve.

Since its founding in 1993, Surf, which stands for the Service Recovery Unity Fellowship, has relocated three times—each time in order to upgrade its capacity to serve. At its current location, the Surf Center makes tremendous impact in the greater Lafayette community, fielding up to 1,200 visitors or requests for information weekly, accommodating up to 32 meetings per week and sometimes three meetings at a time. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are just two of the many groups who meet at Surf. The Surf Center also hosts a variety of alcohol- and drug-free social events.

If you’d like to attend, donate, or volunteer at the Surf Center, you can find more info about them here on their Facebook page.

Surf Center, Inc.
307 N. 10th St.
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-1033

Community Corner: Fox Valley Kart

Owned and operated by karting guru John Copeland, Fox Valley Kart is a full-service dealer offering new and used go-karts, competitively priced parts, kart servicing and engine building, and reliable information for both veteran and novice karters. Located a few blocks off Main Street near downtown Lafayette, for more than four decades Fox Valley’s clientele has included Lafayette citizens as well as customers from coast to coast and even overseas.

Karting has been John’s all-consuming passion since he saw his first race at Purdue University many years ago. Since then he’s raced every sort of kart imaginable and even traveled around the nation following the World Karting Association national circuit. Out of this passion comes John’s commitment to build a business based on uncompromising quality and unequaled customer service.

For John, Fox Valley Kart is a true mixture of business and pleasure. On the one hand, in all his dealings he strives to promote karting as a wholesome family fun activity. On the other hand, John is constantly pushing the limits, researching and testing peak kart performance, and publishing widely on all kinds of technical aspects related to kart racing.

Whether you’re about to finish your millionth lap or are ready to see your first checkered flag, zip on over to Fox Valley Kart for all your karting needs!

Fox Valley Kart

520 N. 9th St.
Lafayette, IN 47990
(765) 742-0935

Community Corner: Ortman Family Dentistry

Dr. Greg Ortman and his team of hygienists at Ortman Family Dentistry work hard to keep the Greater Lafayette community smiling. They offer preventive, restorative, and aesthetic dental care for patients of all ages.

At Ortman Family Dentistry, the team’s goal is to provide the highest quality dental treatment possible, ensuring that each patient feels at home and is clearly informed about their progress every step of the way. Though he has more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Ortman practices ongoing education to stay on top of the latest technology related to tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancers, and other oral health issues to offer early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

The Ortman Family Dentistry also strives to make their services convenient, with extended hours on Thursday evenings and a “Patient Reach” mobile app so that patients can view and confirm appointments and communicate easily with the Ortman office staff.

A healthier mouth, handsomer smile, a happier you! To learn more or request an appointment with Dr. Ortman’s team today, click here.

Ortman Family Dentistry

1530 Kossuth St.
Lafayette, IN 47905
(756) 447-0322

Community Corner: Lafayette Pain Care

Founded by Dr. Shazia Siddiqui, Lafayette Pain Care is a medical practice that is dedicated to helping people find relief from acute and chronic pain. Their mission is to help each and every patient live a fuller, happier life.

Dr. Shazia is an expert in treating pain in adults and children, combining her knowledge of the latest treatments and her heartfelt compassion to see those she treats feel better. Their treatments and therapies include interventional pain procedures, psychological counseling for pain, radiology services for pain, interventional procedures, and more.

Lafayette Pain Care brightens the Greater Lafayette community one person at a time. If pain interferes with your daily life, contact Lafayette Pain Care so their professional staff can assess your issues and help you improve your situation.

Lafayette Pain Care
770 Park E. Blvd.
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 714 – 4344