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Author Heather SokolHeather Sokol is Hoosier born and bred. She and her hubby live in Central Indiana with their four active kids, ages 8 to 16. They enjoy exploring Indy on a quest for family fun, from theater and sports to museums and playgrounds. The real challenge is finding activities that appeal to kids, tweens, and teens at the same time. That's why she often leaves them home to enjoy date night or girls' night instead.


Westfield High School Class of 2014

Schools in Westfield, Indiana have been out for the summer two weeks now, and we’re still processing the crazy year we had. Westfield High School seniors are just now coming up for air after a whirlwind of a week to cap off their last year of school. There were concerts and finals, parties and open […]

Westfield Elementary Schools Participate in Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day is a relatively new event held in conjunction with National Bike Month in May. Like Walk to School Day, this event encourages an active lifestyle and provides an opportunity for a fun, community event. Westfield elementary schools were, once again, all over it. Information and permission slips were sent home with […]

3 Places for Margaritas on Cinco de Mayo

My friends and I instituted Margarita Monday a couple years ago. It was a fun way to be sure we shared regular girls’ nights. Plus, the margarita specials keep us all on a budget. Margarita Monday is also a frequent weekday dinner choice for the hubby and me. We can share a nacho plate, grab […]

I Live at Grand Park Now

Grand Park is now the official home of Westfield Youth Sports, kicking off with a grand opening ceremony on April 19th. The baseball players lined up on the baselines while the Oak Trace choir sang the national anthem, and the Westfield Fire Department Honor Guard carried the flag. The girls marched onto their field, team […]

Asa Bales Anti-Slavery Cemetery

Westfield, Indiana played a large part in the Underground Railroad, with city founder Asa Bales leading the way. Bales and his wife are both buried in Westfield’s so-called freedom cemetery. The cemetery in the area now known as Asa Bales Park is the final resting place of Civil War soldiers, Underground Railroad heroes, and unmarked […]

Westfield 6th Graders Rockin’ Chicago

My tween is in the student council at Westfield Intermediate School, rocking Chicago with her friends this weekend. Each year, the school takes the 6th grade representatives on a short trip to Chicago. It is a fun event Westfield students plan for all year as a reward for their hard work. To be eligible to […]

Westfield Marching Band in NYC for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Westfield High School marching band is in New York City this week. Today, the Shamrock Pride will march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Each year, several high school marching bands are invited to perform along the streets of New York in the oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the U.S. — now in […]

Westfield Underground Railroad Run

The Underground Railroad Run is a 5K run and 3K family walk that winds through historic Westfield, Indiana. This year’s race will take place on March 22nd, winding through Asa Bales Park and by the anti-slavery cemetery in downtown Westfield. Options include a 3K walk, designed for families to enjoy together, and a 5K timed […]

Grand Park to Open Early in Westfield, Indiana

Grand Park is the newest park in Westfield, Indiana. Opening next month, the new sports complex will feature 26 baseball/softball diamonds, 31 fields for soccer, football, rugby, field hockey and lacrosse, and 2 indoor facilities for year-round sports. At a preview event in October, Grand Park showcased its field turf and pride in a state-of-the-art […]