Author: Ericka Bethel

Ericka was raised in Hendricks County and has enjoyed seeing the county grow to what it is today! Ericka now enjoys raising her own family here. Join her as she finds fun, family- & budget-friendly activities.

This month's Local & Lovin' It features one of those people that I get to work with daily at the Hendricks County Community Foundation: Eric Hessel. Eric grew up in Pittsboro out by the old Reed's Christmas Tree Farm. Eric was a 2005 graduate of…

Since today is Valentine's Day, I decided what better way to celebrate than with our Hendricks County Local & Lovin' It feature. Today, one of the coolest moms I know shares what she loves about Hendricks County. Not only is this young mom the…

So it's Valentine's week! Let the cheers or groans out! Truth is you either hate Valentine's Day or love it. I'm a believer that those who claim to hate it just don't fully grasp the greatness that it is...a day to celebrate love in all forms. Who…

If people were to ask me what has kept me in Hendricks County all of these years, my answer is very simple. The people of Hendricks County are what make it such a wonderful place to be. Through growing up here and involvement in the community both…

I love, love, love this time of year! Being a mom only heightens Christmas time for me as I see my girls experience all the magic and joy of Christmas. However, I often find myself in a dilemma when wanting to provide these awesome memorable…

Let's be honest its not always so pleasant to be living in the Midwest. Come February each year, I ask my husband daily why we live here and not somewhere a bit more southern. He ever so gently reminds me that we live here because I want to live…