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.

As I ready my schedule, home and family for the always-anticipated Christmas season, I find myself looking for ways to make gift-giving more thoughtful and less stressful. I love buying gifts, wrapping them just so and anxiously awaiting the moment…

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…

Hoppy Halloween Craft Beer, Wine Event

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:00 PM by Stephanie Porter

No tricks here, just a preview of the annual 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…

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…

Enjoy Fall Fun at Hogan Farms in Brownsburg

Friday, September 20, 2019 9:00 AM by Stephanie Porter

In case you haven't heard, Hogan Farms -- located at 8900 E. County Road 1000 North, Brownsburg -- is an incredible fall destination that you'll want to visit this season. Offering homegrown pumpkins, hayrides, a corn maze, good eats, a petting zoo…

Recently, we put together a great guide to the various dining options here in Hendricks County, Indiana, using Yelp! reviews. Today's post, however, is specifically geared toward our many awesome visitors. We've all been there...visiting a new town…

Frigid Frog Moves to Bigger Location

Friday, July 26, 2019 4:00 PM by Stephanie Porter

Isn’t it a lovely thing to see a small business expand and prosper? You’ve likely seen the bright-colored, shaved ice Frigid Frog truck at events and markets all over the area. But did you know they recently moved to an even larger retail space where…

While the Events Calendar for Hendricks County, Indiana, is always impressively filled with a variety of activities and seasonal fun, our county is also home to many staple destinations and attractions that rank high on the list of things to do. Our…