Gardening for All Ages Set for April 26

After the teasing taste of warm spring weather we’ve had recently, I’m more excited than ever to get my garden planted! Whether your thumb is already green or you’re just interested in making it that way, be sure to put the Hendricks County Master Gardeners’ Gardening for All Ages event on your calendar: Saturday, April […]

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Mayberry Countdown: Get Insider Scoop From Two Original Cast Members [GIVEAWAY]

Greetings to you fellow Mayberry fans out there! We’re exactly one month away from Mayberry in the Midwest, the inaugural festival in Danville, which takes place May 17 and 18 and will celebrate all things Mayberry and The Andy Griffith Show. We’ve even got a giveaway for some free concert tickets, but more on that […]

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Family Fun: One-on-One Kid Time in Plainfield

In a house with three children, it’s easy to lose your connection with the kids in the chaos of life. School, doctor visits, housework, family and friends all intervene. In our house, we often find ourselves heading off in group activities because it’s easier, and the teen is there to help corral the younger ones. […]

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Bread Basket Pies Rival Aunt Bee’s

Mayberry in the Midwest is coming in May, and as thoughts turn to Mayberry, they also turn to pie (or, at least, mine do). We can safely assume from the constant praise she received, that Mayberry’s own Aunt Bee was quite the cook in general, but her most coveted dish? Her pies. Opie’s favorite was […]

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4 Educational Excursions in Hendricks County

As a parent, there is nothing more exciting to me than watching my children explore, learn and have fun all at the same time. Young minds are like a sponge for knowledge. Excitement seeps out as they encounter something new. And it’s even better when you can put ‘feet to the pavement’ so to speak […]

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Brownsburg Library: Indiana Authors

Meet Your Next Favorite Author April 19 at the Indiana Author Fair

I’m what you might call a voracious reader, so when I learned the Brownsburg Public Library would be hosting its first Indiana Author Fair, I sat up and took notice. My goal for 2014 is to read 26 books, and what better way to discover a new read than to meet the authors themselves? On […]

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Tell Us Your Story to Become Night Before the 500 Grand Marshal [CONTEST] [DISCOUNT]

The 69th Annual Visit Hendricks County Night Before the 500 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg isn’t all that far away — May 24, to be precise — and this year, Visit Hendricks County is offering the opportunity for one special race fan to be this year’s grand marshal of the race. Oh, yeah. You read […]

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Weekend Primer: April 11-13

In this week’s Primer, we tip our hat to the fictional made-for-TV Hoosier town of Pawnee, Ind., and its spunky character Leslie Knope (a.k.a. Amy Poehler) for our “Parks and Recreation” theme on what to see – and do – this weekend around Hendricks County. What’s more, you’ll want to get outside while you’re here […]

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Celebrating 10 Years at Plainfield Recreation & Aquatic Center

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Plainfield Recreation & Aquatic Center, and, to celebrate, the center is offering a host of special days and deals throughout the year, many on the 10th day of every month, that I will describe in more detail below. Last month, the savings kicked off […]

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Local Landmark: Al’s Donuts in Plainfield

One of my favorite weekend treats is a doughnut. I truly believe it’s the ultimate way to start the weekend. I heard about Al’s Donuts in Plainfield, and decided it was about time I stopped there for a visit. I have great childhood memories of picking up doughnuts with my family, and I admit that […]

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