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

Maple Syrup Days Will Educate, Entertain

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 09:00 AM by Eric Ivie

A fun, free and educational family event returns to Hendricks County the first two Saturdays in March. Maple Syrup Days celebrates McCloud Nature Park's sugar maple trees and the delectable sweetness that they produce March 4 and 11. Located ... read more

Find Sweet Surprises During Danville Chocolate Walk

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

Do you like chocolate? Of course you do! Well, you'll probably be happy to learn that the 6th Annual Danville Chocolate Walk begins Feb. 1 and runs every day through Feb. 14 in Downtown Danville, right in the heart of Hendricks County . If ... read more

Food, Football Can Mix in Hendricks County

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 01:00 PM by Eric Ivie

After a couple of blowouts and a couple of great games this past weekend, we’re down to four teams remaining in the NFL playoffs as we march toward Super Bowl LI, which got me to thinking about the wide variety of food we have available in ... read more

Top 10: Outdoor Winter Events in Hendricks County

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 04:00 AM by Eric Ivie

I don't know about you, but I get cabin fever something fierce during the winter months. I like to be outdoors, so I keep Visit Hendricks County's Outdoor Recreation Events Calendar on speed-dial, so to speak. That calendar, combined with ... read more

5 Local, Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 08:00 AM by Eric Ivie

Try not to panic, but there is now less than two weeks until Christmas. Do you have your holiday shopping done? Visit Hendricks County's guide to one-of-a-kind gifts is super helpful to holiday shoppers, and as I've been making my way ... read more

Top 10: Holiday Light Displays in Hendricks County

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

During the holiday season, one of my family's favorite activities is to drive around Hendricks County to look at Christmas lights. Over the years, we've figured out where ten of the best holiday light displays are located throughout the ... read more

Complete Your Holiday Shopping at Gingerbread Christmas

Posted on November 25, 2016 at 06:00 AM by Eric Ivie

I really enjoy the Christmas season, but I really dislike Christmas shopping. I'm not sure that I can adequately describe how much I dislike Christmas shopping in a family-friendly blog such as this one. Not long ago, however, I was introduced ... read more

Top 10: Hendricks County Holiday Events in 2016

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 08:00 AM by Eric Ivie

We have officially entered November, which means that the holiday season is upon us. There are many wonderful reasons to visit Hendricks County during the holidays, and I've picked out ten of my favorites to share with you. In our house, the ... read more

Face Your Fears at Haunted Hargrave Hall in Danville

Posted on October 19, 2016 at 04:29 AM by Eric Ivie

October brings us jack o' lanterns, costumes, trick-or-treating and candy corn, but Halloween isn't complete until you've had a good scare. Those who enjoy an adrenaline rush, neck hair standing on end and chills down the spine should ... read more

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