A Little Paper With a Big Heart
Est. 2009
A Little Paper With a Big Heart
Est. 2009
Welcome to 'Giggle'; the little paper with a big heart! Our paper is printed on newsprint but actually doesn't have a drop of "news" in it. Instead, you will find page after page of stories written by people that live within the communities we deliver to; stories of love, struggles, loss and how to conquer (with grace) all of life's unexpected situations. Settle into your comfy chair, peruse our contents and you will certainly be blessed!

Small Town Stuffing

Small Town Stuffing

Small Town Stuffing...
Is your small town just a great place to visit or is it also a great place to live?
Blue Lakeside Treasures
opens for the holiday season in new location.

A treasure trove of antique and art glass can now be found at Blue Lakeside Treasures new location in Shipshewana, In, at the Morton St. Market, 145 N. Morton St. The store opened on Oct. 14, 2010, with a grand opening clebration to start on Monday Nov 1, 2010.

"With aged hardwood floors, window displays and plenty of nooks and crannies for Blue Lakeside Treasure merchandise, you can return to the past and pick up a treasure for your own", said Jim Thurber, owner. He started the business in 2008 with his wife, Judy. The two have treasures from Colorado, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and the surrounding area. "We really hunt out the special items so you won't find the ordinary in our store." said Judy.

Blue Lakeside, which specializes in glassware, previously was located at the American Countryside Farmers Market in Elkhart, In. The company is one of the few businesses to feature Mosser Glass. Blue Lakeside carries a number of lines by Mosser Glass, which is known for its hand-pressed glassware. "You can also find unique gifts, antiques and a few old-time surprises". said Thurber

Even with the difficult economy, Blue Lakeside has seen its customer base and interest in their merchandise grow. "We have customers that use us exclusively to locate unique glassware." said Thurber You can find Fenton, Gibson, Pilgrim, Carnival, Depression glass etc. among others at Blue Lakeside.

Blue Lakeside Treasure's grand opening celebration will feature a number of specials to kick off the holidays. Specifically, shoppers are encouraged to become Facebook fans of Blue Lakeside Treasures, where special promotions will be featured with discounts for customers. Information about new inventory is also often posted on the page.

Blue Lakeside Treasures is open Monday through Saturday 9am until 5pm. For more information see their Facebook page or contact Jim Thurber at 574-238-6378.
Homestead Popcorn & Crafts
Shipshewana just welcomed a brand new store into it's quaint, yet sprawling small town.

Shipshewana just welcomed a brand new store into it's quaint, yet sprawling small town. Do you LOVE primitave/country? If so, then I have found the PERFECT place for you! Off the beaten path but well worth visiting ...

HOMESTEAD POPCORN & CRAFTS located at 6425N 675W Shipshewana, IN. 46565
(just off of SR 120 - North of SR5)

voicemail: 260-768-4771

(tell Ms. Loretta that Brenda sent you!)

less than 10 minutes from downtown Shipshewana
less than 18 minutes from downtown Middlebury
less than 30 minutes from downtown Bristol

DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND STOP IN!!! This little store is loaded to the brim with all good things country/primitive and for just a fraction of the price you will find these same goods anywhere else!

These items are brand new and yet ...
The Frontier Steakhouse

Announcing the best lil' steakhouse (also, thus far, the best kept secret in Shipshewana)
... DO YOURSELF A FAVOR and visit

(260) 768-4544

Our little towns are just filled to the brim with good things...
Sean & Sara @ Dunkin Doggies
Looking for a great place to groom your pet?

******DRUM********ROLL********* TAAAAAA****DAAAAAAAAAAAA***

Look no further!

Are your pet's dream come true when it comes to bath time.
They lovingly handle your pet's individual needs from the time they walk in the door until they leave. Talk about your pampered pet! My pups give them 2 paws up ... the highest honor!

Give them a call at

they are conveniently located at
53150 SR 13 Middlebury (close to 13 & 120)
The Lily Pad
Located in downtown Middlebury

Visit the Lily Pad in downtown Middlebury for the finest in lightly loved children's clothing & furniture
Middlebury Walks for the Cure
Thank you to all of the supporters

This year the run will be held on
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The keynote speaker this year is Muffet McGraw; Head Coach for Notre Dame Women's Basketball.

This year marks the 5th ANNUAL BREAST CANCER WALK
as well as Nean Smith's 5th year cancer-free!!!

All questions pertaining to the event may be directed to Nean at (574) 825-2860.
Let's make this OUR BIGGEST EFFORT YET!!!

For those of you who won't be able to attend but would still like to donate:
Mail donations
(check payable to):
United Cancer Services of Elkhart County
23971 US 33 East
Elkhart, IN 46517

Please contribute something here ...
we have lots of
room to grow!

Earnestly seeking current events that
you know of in
our community.

spring where are you
i have waited long it's true
to feel your warm, soft breezes
and see your clouds of blue

i listen for the chirping
of your birds perched in their trees
i long for your soft rains
sent especially for me

hasten spring, oh hasten please
to end these long, cold days
let me bask in your glory
and feel the sun's warm rays
Middlebury, IN. newspaper written by Brenda Dwyer; owned by Bob & Brenda Dwyer. Giggle offers feel good stories for over 36,000 readers; Giggle News serves the communities of Elkhart, Middlebury, Bristol, Shipshewana, Goshen and LaGrange in the counties of Elkhart and LaGrange, Indiana. Giggle News is considered a Middlebury, IN. newspaper, a Bristol, IN. newspaper and a Shipshewana, IN. newspaper.Grandmas, The Cat's Meow, Inside The Tea Room, The Corner Office, This n' That, From Our Kitchen, Garden Gab, Talk Across The Fence, Salisbury's Stake, A World of Wonders and Destri of Nocham are just a few of the gems you will find inside. Giggle News has been in circulation since April of 2009. Brenda Dwyer uses her humor and heartfelt thoughts when putting pen to paper to fill the pages of the Giggle News in a way that attracts men, women & children alike. The Giggle News is all about strengthening the local economy and has led a small crusade to bring local merchants and the consumers of this area together to achieve that end. Life is challenging and wonderful all at the same time and the Giggle News is there to capture those precious revelations. Giggle News is also available online as well as at area lay-down spots. Giggle News ... the "feel good" newspaper.
Every single word, verse, poem, prose, etc. within This Site (unless otherwise stated) was written by Brenda Dwyer and is protected by copyright ©Do not copy, reproduce or otherwise share this content without expressed written permission by the author. 2008/2009

If you enjoy our little paper ... As with any publication, the costs associated with printing and delivering this paper to our immediate area are steep. We also deliver to others who have requested a "hands on" edition delivered to their doorstep. Our advertising revenue doesn't begin to offset the total monthly bill. We would appreciate any donation you might feel led to give to aid in the continuance of this publication. Thank you in advance for your kindness. God bless!