Author: Elaine Whitesides

Elaine is a former teacher who is interested in many things from cooking, gardening and sewing to the arts and education to auto racing and business. She feeds her curiosity through her writing company, Whitesides Words. A suburban Chicago transplant, she and her husband have appreciated the feel of quiet country living in Hendricks County since 2009. 

elaine@whitesideswords.com

If you think the winter boxes you in and relegates activities to only those you can enjoy hearthside, I have news for you. Grab those warm winter wraps and picture yourself atop a fine steed enjoying the brisk air and snow-laden forest – seeking a…

Brownsburg, Indiana, brings in the holiday season in a very special way. Since 2007, the town has held a special evening starting with a parade under the stars of the winter sky. It isn’t the usual ordinary start to the holiday season seen in most…

Here in Hendricks County, we are very fortunate to have trails fit for hiking, biking, walking and horseback riding! Both the B&O and Vandalia trails are situated on old railroad beds. So, now instead of clickety-clack on the tracks, you regularly…

What do faucets, hinges, shells, pearls and beads have in common? Well, if you join Joan Kisner at the Gallery on the Square in Danville, Ind., for one of her jewelry-making classes, they can all be elements of some beautiful and unique jewelry…

I missed the first 33 years of the Festival of the Arts at Arbuckle Acres Park in Brownsburg, Indiana, but since living in Hendricks County for the last three years, I have perused the booths, listened to the music, reveled in conversations with lots…