Author: Eric Ivie

Eric Ivie wears many hats. He works for Hendricks County Parks & Recreation, handling their communications, marketing and social media. He is also a substitute teacher, a youth softball coach, a freelance writer, and the publisher of TheyreOurKids.org -- a free website featuring local resources for Hendricks County parents. Eric is a married father of two and has lived and worked in Hendricks County since 1999.

Latest Posts

Top 10: Holiday Events in Hendricks County

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM by Eric Ivie

'Twas the month before Christmas throughout Hendricks County , and people were making a holiday bounty. Family events were on top of the list, with trees, lights and shopping that cannot be missed. We called elves and Santa, baked some cookies ... read more

Weekend Primer: Nov. 3-5

Posted on October 29, 2017 at 04:00 PM by Eric Ivie

As we enter the first weekend of November, some of us have begun to look ahead to Christmas while others still want to enjoy autumn before the leaves disappear and the cold sets in. Perhaps just enjoying an end-of-week drink at a park while helping ... read more

Weekend Primer: Oct. 21-22

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM by Eric Ivie

Autumn is a fantastic time to visit Hendricks County . The brilliant colors and natural beauty of fall lends itself to all sorts of family-friendly activities, and this weekend, there are a ton of events throughout the county to get people outdoors ... read more

What You Need To Know About the Fall Colors Festival

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 02:00 PM by Eric Ivie

If you haven't experienced fall in Indiana, you are missing a spectacular sight as all of the leaves start changing color. One of the best spots to immerse yourself in fall foliage is right here in Hendricks County at McCloud Nature Park . ... read more

Danville's Scarecrow Display Signals Start of October

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

A fun, family-friendly tradition in Hendricks County is back! The Scarecrow Display around the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville welcomes fall in a bright, festive manner as local businesses show off their creativity during the ... read more
We watch a lot of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on The Food Network in my home, so when I heard that a restaurant that was featured on the show opened a location in Hendricks County recently, my family and I had to check out Metro Diner in Plainfield. ... read more

Weekend Primer: Sept. 15-17

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 08:00 AM by Eric Ivie

There's a crispness in the air in Hendricks County that signals the approach of my favorite season of the year -- autumn. The cooler temperatures, bright sunshine and brilliant blue skies invite enjoyable outdoor activities for the whole family. ... read more

What You Need to Know About Fall Mazes in Hendricks County

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 04:00 PM by Eric Ivie

Are you considering visiting Hendricks County this fall? Get lost. You read that correctly. Get lost...with your entire family in any or all of the fun and challenging mazes that Hendricks County has to offer during the autumn season! Let's take ... read more

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