Category - history & education

When I visit a new town, I try and look for areas and structures that I may not see anywhere else. You know, that uniqueness that makes a town extra special and makes you want to come back again. I thought it would be fun to tell you know about six…

Insider Guide to Maple Syrup Days at McCloud Nature Park

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

A fun, free and educational family event returns to Hendricks County, Indiana, the first two Saturdays in March. Maple Syrup Days celebrates McCloud Nature Park's sugar maple trees and the delectable sweetness that they produce. Located just outside…

The Oasis Diner in Plainfield is known for its tenderloin, 1950s vintage décor and the fact that it’s graced the landscape of Hendricks County for 65 years. But it hasn't been all onion rings and milkshakes for this landmark. Its had its share of…

9 Homeschool Destinations in Hendricks County

Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:00 PM by Crystal Paschal

August in Indiana means back-to-school time. It's that time for my family, too, but as homeschoolers, we aren't returning to a building. Instead, we're getting our curriculum ready and planning our activities for the year. Most homeschoolers (my…

Did you know a brand new park just opened in Avon, Indiana? The first of its kind in Washington Township, Pecar Park is a 46-acre nature park with a playground, staff naturalist and campsites! My 5-year-old son and I went to check it out, and we were…

On the first Friday of every month beginning in May, the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square in downtown Danville, Indiana, provides the perfect backdrop for a true summer tradition. The First Friday Cruise-In returns May 3 and will reoccur…

One of my favorite things to do is go to the movies. It's more than the movie itself; I love the entire experience. The popcorn, the previews and the shared experience of watching a movie in a theater full of people make seeing a film that much…