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.

Latest Posts

Weekend Primer: Oct. 28-30

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 12:17 AM by Stephanie Porter

There's no need to fret about Halloween falling on a week night. Here in Hendricks County, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this weekend. Trick-or-treating through park trails, symphony sounds and fall festivities with your pup in tow are ... read more
Small towns are known for their charm and the merchants on Danville's Courthouse Square are hosting another Ladies Night Out that will help you take some time to enjoy it. This, the third Ladies Night Out on the Square, will be from 7-9 p.m. ... read more
The calendar says that the first official day of fall has passed, but it never feels like fall until the Heartland Apple Festival at Beasley's Orchard arrives. I'm not alone in these sentiments, as this prized event draws an impressive ... read more

2016 St. Malachy Country Fair This Weekend

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 08:39 AM by Stephanie Porter

St. Malachy's Country Fair draws quite the crowd each fall for food, fun and games. It's a great time of year, as the full force of school and sports start to take affect, to take a break and enjoy the simple things -- like their popular, ... read more
Call all your girlfriends and tell them you're going shopping this weekend, Sept. 16-17, during the Hendricks County Boutique Crawl. In this, first-of-its-kind, boutique crawl around the finest shops in Hendricks County, you'll find unique, ... read more

Harvest Some Fun: Fall Weekend Oct. 1-2

Posted on September 12, 2016 at 02:06 AM by Stephanie Porter

Hendricks County is beautiful in the fall and boasts a variety of seasonal fun and delicious treats. So much so, that it may be a bit daunting trying to make the most of all the opportunities. Luckily, Visit Hendricks County has created a Fall Bucket ... read more

Old Fashion Days Return to North Salem

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 10:02 AM by Stephanie Porter

The North Salem Old Fashion Days festival is a much-anticipated, annual event in Hendricks County. From pie-eating contests to quirky and hilarious bed races down Pearl Street, this long-time, small-town Labor Day Weekend gem has a little bit of ... read more
I've always been impressed by the courage and determination of small business owners. But when one family produces several, successful small businesses, I find it extraordinary. Three stores inside one Plainfield strip mall at 2481 E. Main St. ... read more

Discover Your Inner Artist at The Sparkling Canvas

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM by Stephanie Porter

Editor's Note: Unfortunately, The Sparkling Canvas closed its retail studio operation since this article was published. You still can book private parties on their website at www.theSparklingCanvas.com. Hendricks County has a growing selection ... read more
We have some really unique small businesses here in Hendricks County. The Porch -- a quaint cafe, tea room and gift shop -- is certainly one of them. I stopped in and spoke to owner, JoAnn Masterson, the other day and couldn't wait to share my ... read more

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