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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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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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Top 10: 2014 Spring Activities in Hendricks County

After a long, hard winter, isn’t it nice to know spring is on the way? I promise spring is coming. With that in mind, we wanted to share our Top 10 Can’t-Miss Hendricks County Spring activities for 2014 compiled by the Visit Hendricks County staff. For a complete list of Hendricks County things to do, you […]

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Make Spring Break Memories Without Spending a Fortune

I’ve come to learn that what our children treasure most does not always correlate to the money spent. In fact, what they crave is our time. With that in mind and spring break upon us, I have a few ideas in Hendricks County where treasured memories are waiting for you whether you’re a visitor looking for something […]

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Enjoying a Day Trip to Brownsburg

As you know, I’m all about a day trip. You can read my post on 10 Ideas for a Day Trip in Avon which gives you a good idea that I’m an explorer at heart. One of my favorite quotes is “Not all those who wander are lost” (J.R.R. Tolkien). So, I decided to shake things up […]

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Local Dining Favorite: Green Street Pub & Eatery

I am a supporter of independent restaurants, but haven’t written about Green Street Pub & Eatery since my post on Hendricks County’s Best Sandwiches Part II. It’s time I changed that. My parents are newbies to Green Street, so we decided to dine there on a Thursday evening after hearing a lot of rave reviews […]

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How to Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day in Hendricks County

St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) is right around the corner, and with that being a large part of my family’s heritage, I’ve always been a fan of all things Irish. For me, St. Patrick’s Day is about spending time with my family — kids and adults together listening to Irish music, telling stories and enjoying […]

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Local & Lovin’ It: Locally Raised, Indy Transplant Reveals Hidden Gems

This month’s Local & Lovin’ It features one of those people that I get to work with daily at the Hendricks County Community Foundation: Eric Hessel. Eric grew up in Pittsboro out by the old Reed’s Christmas Tree Farm. Eric was a 2005 graduate of Tri-West High School and went to college at New York University. He […]

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Hendricks County Well Represented by Indiana Foodways

I grew up in a family who was blessed to receive fresh, farm produce – sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, and more – from both of my grandparents’ farms. One of my fondest childhood memories is picking strawberries with my mom at her family farm and watching my grandpa bring in honey from his beehives. […]

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