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.

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…

Enjoy Fall Fun at Hogan Farms in Brownsburg

Friday, September 21, 2018 2:00 PM 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…

Weekend Primer: Sept. 14-16

Monday, September 10, 2018 3:00 PM by Stephanie Porter

If you were thinking that the end of summer would bring fewer events and opportunities for fun in Hendricks County, Indiana, this week's Primer should certainly enlighten you. Our Events Calendar is full, folks. A princess event, boutique crawl…

What's New at Beasley's Orchard?

Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:00 AM by Stephanie Porter

The end of the glorious summer season is always bittersweet, but fall is fast approaching, and there is much to look forward to. One of the first things I do this time of year is check out the September and October Events Calendar on the Visit…

We have some really talented folks here in Hendricks County and luckily, there are some amazing businesses and organizations that help cultivate and showcase it. Play'nfield in the Park - a super fun, free performing arts festival - is the perfect…