Author: Eric Ivie

Eric Ivie is the Assistant Superintendent for Hendricks County Parks & Recreation, and he loves being outdoors and exploring new places and things. He is especially partial to the more rural parts of Hendricks County, where wonderful places and people with impressive skills and talents are hidden away, awaiting discovery. Eric is a married father of two and has lived and worked in Hendricks County since 1999.

Latest Posts

Complete Your Holiday Shopping at Gingerbread Christmas

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 09:00 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

Weekend Primer: Dec. 1-3

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM by Eric Ivie

As we enter December, it's full-on Christmas time here in Hendricks County, and this weekend especially is packed with all sorts of ways to embrace jolly old St. Nick or any other holiday that you celebrate this month. Here's some of what ... read more

Top 10: Holiday Events in Hendricks County Parks

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 09:00 AM by Eric Ivie

Even though the weather is getting colder, there's no reason to overlook the parks of Hendricks County . In fact, parks departments throughout the county remain as busy as North Pole elves, bringing you holiday events for your entire family to ... read more

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

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