Author: Stephanie Porter

Stephanie lives in Danville, where she teaches at the middle school. She, her husband and their three children like to stay busy. They're often seen crisscrossing Hendricks County for sports and activities. She's a fan of good music, good writing, good wine, good coffee and good people. Her family enjoys traveling every chance they get - even if it's just a road trip to a new town.

Latest Posts

I've always been impressed by the courage and determination of small business owners. But when one family produces several, successful small businesses, I find it extraordinary. Three stores inside one Plainfield strip mall at 2481 E. Main St. ... read more

Discover Your Inner Artist at The Sparkling Canvas

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM by Stephanie Porter

Editor's Note: Unfortunately, The Sparkling Canvas closed its retail studio operation since this article was published. You still can book private parties on their website at www.theSparklingCanvas.com. Hendricks County has a growing selection ... read more
We have some really unique small businesses here in Hendricks County. The Porch -- a quaint cafe, tea room and gift shop -- is certainly one of them. I stopped in and spoke to owner, JoAnn Masterson, the other day and couldn't wait to share my ... read more

Weekend Primer: July 29-31

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 03:34 AM by Stephanie Porter

Those summer days are dwindling, but there is still plenty of fun to be had in Hendricks County. Here are a few ways to enjoy this weekend. Beasley's Orchard It's no secret, I love this place. The land, the barn, the activities, and of ... read more

Weekend Primer: July 15-17

Posted on July 13, 2016 at 04:21 AM by Stephanie Porter

It's really hard to believe that in just a few weeks a lot of students will head back to school. Making the most of summer weekends becomes that much more important to my family this time of year. We're all chasing that summer sun. So, here ... read more
The 2016 Symphony in Ellis Park is only a few weeks away and promises an evening of both entertainment and relaxation. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will present Movie Music by John Williams in the Martin Amphitheater at Ellis Park in Danville ... read more
Here at the Hendricks County Insider , we work to keep you up to date on all the happenings around our great county. There are so many events and activities, it's easy to fill these summer weekends right here at home. On the first Friday of ... read more

FREE Summer Fun in Hendricks County

Posted on June 16, 2016 at 04:00 AM by Stephanie Porter

Summer is fun, but it can get expensive. Luckily, there are so many great events, amenities and activities that can be enjoyed for free in Hendricks County. Here are a few of my favorite, go-to places to fill up on summer fun without emptying the ... read more
Hendricks County can add another amenity to its ever-growing list with the opening of Trak 36 at Avon Town Hall Park. This outdoor, off-road RC track has already created quite the buzz and will most likely be a popular destination over the summer. ... read more

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