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.

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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 ... read more
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of five Crafty Tuesday posts spotlighting some of our great Hendricks County shops and tying in a fall craft idea. In the post below, find out how you can win a $25 gift certificate. I just love fall (must be ... read more
Fall in Hendricks County always includes a couple of trips out to Beasley’s Orchard . Yes, I do go early to buy apples so I can make applesauce and apple butter (or buy it there!) but I also make a point to go out (at least once) through what ... read more
Remember the feeling of having one end of a towel tied around your neck and the other flying behind as you flew around the backyard and wielded your super powers to right the wrongs of the world? Know how you can get that feeling back? And share it ... read more

Experience hands-on art at Gallery on the Square

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 10:34 AM by Elaine Whitesides

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! ... read more
After nine years manning the grill at John Force Racing, Jonny Rocher kind of chuckles as he tells the story of how he ended up traveling around the country from February to November every year with this championship-winning NHRA powerhouse team. A ... read more
Meeting up with the NHRA's Technical Operations proved rather eye-opening for this open-wheel racing girl during testing at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind., last week. I mean, I have a good idea what goes into putting together these ... read more
Got plans for this Friday, Aug. 31? You do now – in Hendricks County ! Mix the high-tech world of top NHRA teams at Don Schumacher Racing with an art exhibit of a very special kind and a desire to help others and what do you get? The seventh ... read more
There are around 50 different auto racing tracks in Indiana and racers line up every week to do their best at coming out in front on the last lap or clocking the best time or speed. Working their way up from karting or the dirt tracks, hopefuls dream ... read more

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