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.

Weekend Primer: March 15-17

Monday, March 11, 2019 10:00 PM by Stephanie Porter

Man alive! The weekends always seem to pass so quickly. What's worse is finding out about an event after it has passed. So, with both in mind, we've put together a quick list of events and activities on the calendar for the coming weekend in…

We all know, at this point, that Hendricks County, Indiana, boasts an impressive variety of top-notch restaurants . What you may not have known is that Yelp is now integrated in our listings for that ever-growing list of dining options. So, we had our…

Seek and Find Hidden Treasures in Brownsburg

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:00 AM by Stephanie Porter

If you're anything like me, you're still tweaking your Christmas decor and, unfortunately, you haven't yet finished your shopping. I recently stumbled upon a treasure of a furniture and decor boutique that will help you with your to-do list. Seek and…

A Holiday Tradition: Christmas on the Square

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:00 PM by Stephanie Porter

If your idea of a perfect holiday experience elicits visions of a Norman Rockwell painting or perhaps a scene from the classic movie, A Miracle on 34th Street , then Christmas on the Square may be the event to attend and Danville, Indiana, the place…

The Best Hot Drinks in Hendricks County

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 11:00 AM by Stephanie Porter

I'd blame the cold winter weather for my coffee obsession, but no one would believe me. I'm serious about coffee. I'm the weirdo that walks around with a travel mug of coffee all hours of the day. Most people, um...normal people, may not be quite as…

Best Soups in Hendricks County

Friday, November 2, 2018 10:00 AM by Stephanie Porter

Brr! Fall turns to winter so quickly, it seems. I'm feeling it on this cold, rainy night. While I never feel prepared for the cold winter before us, I do try to find the silver-lining. Staying in with family and friends, curling up under a thick…

Weekend Primer: Oct. 19-21

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 2:00 PM by Stephanie Porter

I write this from a beach on the Florida pan-handle and can't help but notice the lack of evidence of the changing season. I'm not complaining, of course, but there is a reason my family ventures back from fall-break a few days earlier than most…

Hoppy Halloween Craft Beer, Wine Event

Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:00 PM by Stephanie Porter

No tricks here, just a preview of the Hendricks County Hoppy Halloween event that is sure to be a real treat - again this year in Plainfield, Indiana. I featured this event in a Weekend Primer last year and have written a couple of posts on the…

Last year, I wrote about how quickly fall had approached. I share this same sentiment today, as I write about this year's Heartland Apple Festival at Beasley's Orchard in Danville. I've written about the orchard and this fall attraction - a true…