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: 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: 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

Community Corner: Schomers Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

Schomers Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has 50 years-worth of strong roots in the Greater Lafayette community. Since 1953, they’ve provided reliable service, installation and repairs at an affordable price. Brad and Brett Miller are the current co-owners of Schomers, but they once worked side-by-side with their father who owned the business previously.

Schomers specializes in plumbing, heating, cooling, and other commercial services. They take pride in serving the needs of the community, and they always put the customer first.

Plumbing and heating issues should never be put off, and that’s especially true during harsh, Indiana winters. If you think that Schomers could help with an issue in your home, take a look at the full list of services they offer, or contact them with questions today.

Schomers Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
1450 Industrial Drive
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 447-4014

Community Corner: Huston Electric

picture1Huston Electric has been operating within our community since 1939. They offer electrical contracting services, visual communications and signage, home and business automation, and back-up power needs. Partnering with businesses like Indiana Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Greater Lafayette Commerce, and Indiana Chamber (just to name a few) allows them to deliver exceptional results to their customers. Take a loo

The folks at Huston Electric have a reputation for being community-focused. That’s because they make volunteering within the cities that they serve a priority. They recently helped wire a Habitat for Humanity house. Take a look!

If you’re looking for seasoned professionals and unmatched service, contact Huston Electric.

Huston Electric
2723 Old Romney Rd.
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 474-6115

Community Corner: SURF Center

picture2In the last 21 years, the SURF Center has worked to aid our community by providing support to those working to overcome addiction. SURF stands for Service, Unity, Recovery and Fellowship—and suitably so. The center hosts around 80% of Tippecanoe County’s recovery meetings, including 12-step programs. Their staff has created a nurturing environment that promotes sharing and growth.

SURF Center is responsible for many saved jobs, relationships, and lives within our community. By sharing their passion, they make Tippecanoe County stronger as a whole.

Whether you’re in need of help, have questions about addiction services, or are looking to volunteer, the SURF Center is a great place to start.

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


Community Bank: Clay Critters

clay crittersLocated in West Lafayette, Clay Critters was founded in 1978 when Rebecca Bollinger turned her hobby into a business. The twenty craft workers create Handmade in the U.S.A. “critters” from polymer clay. Many of the products offered have a one-of-a-kind “swirled” appearance. Other designs feature metallic, fluorescent, faux granite finish, or a new feature- airbrushing iridescent finishes.

Clay Critters offers free laser-engraved name-drop service for their items. Most of the products are sold to gift shops all around the United States and in the Caribbean, and can be found in many airport gift shops. Other features include refrigerator magnets and the ability to order a critter as a key chain or ornament.

Clay Critters
4866 N. 9th Street Rd.
West Lafayette, IN 47906