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Antonelle Johnson, left, and Yerin Kwon display their hearing-impaired and deaf menu prototypes, which teach sign language. (Photo by Anna Skinner) Founded Jan. 25, 2011, at Fishers, IN Vol. IX, No. 26 Copyright 2018. Current Publishing, LLC All Rights Reserved. 30 South Range Line Road Carmel, IN 46032 317.489.4444 info@youarecurrent.com The views of the columnists in Current in Fishers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of this newspaper.

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Fishers, IMPD partner to stop shootings, murders By Anna Skinner anna@youarecurrent.com A partnership between Fishers Police Dept. and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police PUBLIC SAFETY Dept.’s Crime Gun Intelligence Center, or CGIC, recently led to the arrest of three individuals following a crime spree in northern Indianapolis and Hamilton County. Richard Garrett Jr. and Rashaana Farrow were arrested Nov. 13, 2019 following a FPD pursuit and manhunt, leading to the shooting death of FPD K-9 Harlej. The third suspect, Delance Hatcher, had already been arrested. A gun Garrett dropped in the field where Harlej was shot connected the cases. Prior to killing Harlej, the trio had been on a shooting spree through Indianapolis that left two people dead -- Devon Gillespie and Anthony Mack. On Jan. 6, FPD and IMPD held a joint press conference in Fishers on the process and the importance of the CGIC. IMPD Assistant Chief Chris Bailey said in 2017, IMPD began changing the way it processed weapons. The guns are logged through the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, which allows officers to use ballistic evidence to connect crimes. The CGIC began in January 2019. “As a result of this project and Crime Gun Intelligence Center, that’s the reason we are here today discussing these three arrests,” Bailey said. “Had it not been for the improved process and technology, we would not have been able to make the connections to these cases and so many others across Marion County and Fishers in such a quick manner.”

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Bailey said Farrow, Garrett and Hatcher were involved in 13 violent crimes in Indianapolis. The majority were robberies and shootings. “In addition to those incidents which occurred in Indianapolis and Marion County, they were involved in an incident in Fishers which took the life of a K-9 officer here,” Bailey said. FPD Chief Ed Gebhart praised the department’s efforts. “We now know through this process and these investigations what exactly this suspect was involved in and we now know that Harlej gave his everything to protect us,” Gebhart said. Gebhart also encouraged other local law enforcement agencies to take action with the CGIC plan. “Internally, Fishers came onboard with this CGIC plan last March and we have submitted 84 crime guns since that endeavor, 84 guns that relate back to crime somehow,” Gebhart said. “Out of those, 56 of them in Fishers go back to violent crimes in the Indianapolis area, all the way to driveby shootings, all the way to murders. “We believe this is where we need to spend our time, our resources and our money. Crime doesn’t know any borders and neither should law enforcement.”

DISPATCHES Cartoonist elected – Current Publishing cartoonist Tim Campbell has been elected to a two-year term as director of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. His term began Jan. 1.  Hamilton County Democratic Women meeting – The next Hamilton County Democratic Women meeting will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Delaware Township Trustee Building, 9090 E. 131st St., Fishers. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Life Care Services tops ranking – Life Care Services, which manages Indianapolis-based Marquette senior living facility, ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study. Life Care Services achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and beverage; new resident orientation; resident cost; community and grounds; and resident apartment unit. Life Care Services, the nation’s second- largest senior living operator, scored 843 on a 1,000-point scale, a full 49 index points above the second-highest performing senior living organization.  Heirbrandt re-elected VP – Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt was once again elected vice president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners East Central District during its annual conference.  In his role, Heirbrandt will represent elected county commissioners in the East Central district of the state, which includes the following counties: Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tipton, Union and Wayne.


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DISPATCHES Bradley University announces Dean’s List – Fishers residents Zane Jud, majoring in political science, and Cameron Cocquyt, majoring in entrepreneurship, were named to Bradley University Fall 2019 Dean’s List. Applicants awarded scholarship – Thirteen applicants from Marion and Hamilton counties were recently awarded the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Recipients will

receive up to four years of full tuition to attend any accredited public or private not-for-profit college or university in Indiana. Some of the recipients include Yahiry Xique and Zaheen Rashed, both of Lawrence North High School, Arianna Kelley of Fishers High School and Thomas Adams of Hamilton Southeastern High School. Talk to a lawyer – Hoosiers needing answers to legal questions are invit-

ed to a free legal consultation during the Indiana State Bar Association’s annual Talk to a Lawyer Today on Jan. 20. Consultations are provided in-person at numerous statewide locations or via the hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 800-266-2581. Members of the ISBA donate their time for this once-a-year program as a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk-in locations will be published at inbar.org/talktolawyer.

HCAA exhibit on display – The Hamilton County Artists’ Association will exhibit its members’ work in the new Ignite! Gallery of the Fishers branch for the Hamilton East Public Library, 5 Municipal Dr. The exhibit is called “Remember” and will be on display through Jan. 30. HCAA is comprised of artists from the county. For more, visit hcaa-in.org.

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Library to offer beekeeping program By Sadie Hunter sadie@youarecurrent.com Hamilton East Public Library is expanding its gardening programs. Its first presentation will be EVENT “Honey Beekeeping 101” on Jan. 16 at the Noblesville branch, 1 Library Plaza, and Jan. 21 at the Fishers branch, 5 Municipal Dr. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., the program will be led by Jerry Zimmerman, a local beekeeper and member of Beekeepers of Central Indiana, Indiana Beekeepers and Indy Southside Beekeepers. Intended as an introduction to smallscale honey beekeeping, Julia Welzen, adult services librarian at HEPL, said the program will be beneficial even to those who don’t plan to keep bees. “HEPL opened a successful seed library in 2019, and there is an expanded seed library planned for 2020,” Welzen said. “Some of the feedback we heard

from last year’s survey was that local residents wanted more about native plants, beneficial insects and local ecology. Learning about bees and beekeeping, even if people decide not to keep bees themselves, is a great way to learn more about local ecology and pollinators. Honey bees and other insects are vital for food production and flower pollinators. “(Residents) can still support (beekeepers) with their landscaping, yard care and other lifestyle choices while helping to make their local environment healthier and more diverse.” People with little or no experience with beekeeping are encouraged to attend the free program. Registration is requested. In addition to “Honey Beekeeping 101,” HEPL has scheduled a variety of gardening classes at its Noblesville and Fishers branches. See the calendar of events at hepl.lib.in.us.

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BREAKING A BARRIER Students create menus for hearing-impaired and deaf customers By Anna Skinner anna@youarecurrent.com What began as a school project to help hearing-imCOVER STORY paired and deaf communities is gaining traction at local restaurants. Hamilton Southeastern High School juniors Yerin Kwon and Antonelle Johnson partnered for a school project mirroring the television series “Shark Tank,” where one of their teachers challenged them with finding a problem and making it into an opportunity. They created menus for the deaf and those with hearing impairments. Johnson, who has two deaf parents, felt drawn to a project that benefits the deaf community. “Both my parents are deaf, and we would try to go order at Chick-fil-A or Starbucks and (the servers) don’t know (American Sign Language), and my mom would have to write down something, which frustrates the other customers because it is taking too long or it frustrates the staff,” Johnson said. Johnson also said when a deaf person orders food and the order is wrong, they may not ask for help because they feel like a burden.

“We are trying to make this a little bit easier for deaf and hard-of-hearing people to feel more connected and involved in the hearing world,” Johnson said. “We are trying to break that barrier. There is a barrier. If a deaf person walked in, (many) just wouldn’t know what to do.” Kwon and Johnson developed menus instructing how to sign certain words. They personalized the menus for the restaurants, such as Chick-fil-A or Starbucks, and added certain items to the prototype menus specific to those restaurants. “It’s broad, but like (for Starbucks) there’s instructions for signing coffee,” Kwon said. When the pair experienced difficulty getting in touch with the restaurants’ human resources division, they figured the project would stay at the school level. Then, they became connected with Pure Eatery, a local restaurant in Fishers. Owner Courtney Andrus expressed interest in displaying the menus in the restaurant for servers to learn sign language. Kwon and Johnson provided a prototype menu with signs for taco, salad, sandwich and drink, which are all listed on Pure Eatery’s menu. Instructions for how to sign the

ABCs and numbers also will be included. Andrus expects the menus to benefit Pure Eatery because the restaurant has a group of eight hearing-impaired or deaf guests who visit regularly. The first time Andrus greeted a table with deaf guests, she said she wasn’t sure how to communicate. “I find myself comfortable with guests, but even I was like, ‘If they wanted a modification, they weren’t going to ask me because that’s hard to do, especially with our menu where everything is so ingredient

heavy. They pointed to the sandwich they wanted, but if they didn’t want lettuce, how do they tell me that?” Some deaf guests write requests on a piece of paper, but Johnson said it can be frustrating and cause a feeling of disconnect with the hearing world. Johnson also said that over-pronunciation of words or talking loudly is rude when communicating with a deaf person. Johnson and Kwon are eager to assist other restaurants if interested. For more, email Kwon at yerin.k0212@ gmail.com.

GOOD FOR BUSINESS Hamilton Southeastern High School junior Antonelle Johnson partnered with fellow junior Yerin Kwon to create menus with basic sign language instructions for restaurant servers to enhance communication with the deaf customers. Pure Eatery, a restaurant in Fishers, is the first business on board, and Johnson said the menus will benefit the business. “I think they would have more deaf people come here because they have a signing service that

would also help with business,” she said. “When someone starts signing back, they get really excited.” Pure Eatery owner Courtney Andrus agreed. “I think even just a few gestures would at least show we are making the effort, even if it is not a full conversation between the server and the guest,” Andrus said. “At least the server is welcoming them in a way they can understand, which might be helpful and make them feel better.”


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Commentary by Terry Anker With the beginning of the new year, many of us have resolved to get our priorities in order. With a fresh start, we imagine it time to get fit, organized and ranked. We make lists, join gyms and plan for the year. Good. It is important to take the occasional account of our journey. Are we where we want to be? Or, at least, are we moving in the right direction? But from our lists of good intentions, too often we believe that we can do them all – even that we should. We overbook, overcommit and overall fail to pull it off. It is not that each item doesn’t matter, it is that we don’t weigh them by rank importance. Losing a few pounds may be more critical than reading “The Complete Works of Shakespeare,” or vice versa. It is easy with two choices, not so with 20. This week, Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police President Rick Snyder reported that his city saw the shootings of 33 people and 14 stabbings, with seven killed, including two infants, in the weeks between Christmas and New Year’s. He cited jail issues and accountability for juveniles while exclaiming “violence is rapidly surging” in our capital. Last week, Indianapolis’s elected city council members announced their intention to focus on climate change and their own pay increases. Good priorities, perhaps. But what of violent crime? Do they merit the same weight on our list? What is the balance? Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may email him at terry@ youarecurrent.com.

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All ‘Jacked’ up Commentary by Dick Wolfsie My entire life, people have been saying, “Dick, you don’t know Jack.” Actually, I do. In fact, I HUMOR know dozens of Jacks. Apparently, screenwriters and producers find the name Jack to be rugged sounding. As I was growing up, most of the Jacks I knew of possessed questionable masculinity. One, in particular, couldn’t even navigate climbing a hill and ended up with a head injury, all in an effort to hydrate himself and his girlfriend, Jill. Another Jack jumped over a candlestick, which isn’t that difficult. Jack Horner sat in a corner, eating curds and whey. Or was that Little Miss Muffet?  Whatever. Jack Sprat ate no fat. Not much of a man, if you ask me. TV series titles are Jack-heavy these days. Here are some that Mary Ellen and I watch: “Jack Taylor” ­— This boozy, former Irish police guard, now a private detective, never shaves, he smokes incessantly, he drinks heavily and has a way (the wrong way) with women. “Jack Reacher”­— Played by Tom Cruise, he’s a loner who seldom smiles, and he has no credit card or driver’s license. Sounds like me after I leave my wallet at a restaurant. “Jack Ryan” ­— John Krasinski plays this character, a desk jockey at the CIA who is pressured into the real world of spying. He is just as virile as the next guy — as long as I’m not the next guy. “Jack Irish”­— What an odd name for an Australian. He’s a burned-out lawyer looking for a freelance gig as a private eye. For more details about his personality, just read about Jack Taylor above. They could be the same person.  These characters named Jack all project a certain image. You don’t see many tough guys with the name Allen or Jerry or Bob. If there are any, I am sure I’ll get emails correcting the record. Mary Ellen has a “thing” for many

of these Jacks. When I expressed a tinge of insecurity, she explained that the guys in these shows were men she could never have brought home to meet her mother. Her mother wanted Mary Ellen to bring home a nonsmoking, sober, clean-shaven guy without a shred of sex appeal. Mission accomplished. Here are a few more well-known Jacks: Nicholson, Nicklaus, Lemmon, Black, Palance, Lord and Parr. There are some tough guys in that list, but a few don’t fit the bill. Hey, maybe I’ll do a column on Bills next week. On a somewhat unrelated note, people often ask me who I believe is the greatest comedian of all time. It was Mr. Benny. And now I’m done Jacking around.

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moted to Teacher in Training after acquiring skills in communication, leadership, problem solving and their ability to project professionalism. All of this training is in addition to their dance training. The Academy’s Winter Review shows, at about one hour and 15 minutes each, will contain something for everyone to enjoy! Our little ones steal the show! So come and join us for a fun filled and inspiring day of dance. To learn more about the Academy visit www.ballerinasacademy. com.


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IRT role resonates with Woronicz By Mark Ambrogi mark@youarecurrent.com At this stage of his life, Henry Woronicz sees some similarities with his character’s role. PLAY Woronicz is appearing in Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production of “Morning After Grace,” which runs Jan. 14 through Feb. 9. The comedy involves three Florida Woronicz retirement community neighbors who find their lives intertwined. “Angus is an interesting character for me to play at this time of my life, as being just a few years younger than he is, I am beginning to face a number of the same fears confronting him in this play,” Woronicz said. “Though I am happy to say, not in the same way, but having recently turned 65, by now I have had my share of lost loved ones, triumphs and disappointments and can certainly feel the generational shift that’s happening in the world, and in my own life as well as dealing with friends of a similar age grappling with the very same issues — mortality, personal relevance, the end of lifelong relationships, family and work — the list goes on. “It’s always a joy for actors, I feel, when the issues or themes of a particular play resonate strongly in their own lives. Seems to make the ‘acting’ of it that much easier. Angus is somewhat close to home in that regard.” Woronicz, who has lived in Bloomington since 2005, enjoys being part of character-driven small plays. Throughout much of his career, he has appeared in large, classical plays, particularly the works of William Shakespeare. Woronicz said the contrast likely

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Henry Woronicz, left, and Torrey Hanson in IRT’s 2018 production of “Holmes and Watson.” (Photo by Zach Rosing)

makes small plays appealing to him at this time stage of his career. Woronicz said IRT is easily his favorite place to work because he has been given the opportunity to play some extraordinary roles. “Two that jump out at me right off are the character Marc Rothko in the play ‘Red,’ and the Poet in ‘An Iliad,’’’ he said. “These two roles were incredibly demanding, particularly the Poet, as ‘An Iliad’ is a solo performance about the Trojan War, and they each ask a great deal of an actor performing these roles. The stakes are very high in such productions, so of course the sense of challenge and, hopefully, satisfaction can be that much greater. “That is the mountain every actor wishes to climb, and I have been particularly blessed in that regard over my career. These two roles have become personal high points in my life and work, and I am so very grateful to the IRT in providing me such wonderful opportunities.” Woronicz spent several years in Los Angeles, appearing in several

iconic TV shows such as “Cheers,” “Seinfeld,” “Frasier” and “Law & Order.” All the experiences were unique, but one moment in “Cheers” sticks out. “I had one scene with Ted Danson late in the episode, and as sitcoms are rehearsed in order, like a one-act play over the first four days of rehearsal and camera blocking, before filming in front of a live audience on Day 5, I had a lot of opportunity to sit and listen as the series regulars, Ted, Kelsey Grammer, John Ratzenberger, Rhea Perlman, etc., rehearsed their scenes,” Woronicz said. “Standing with Rhea Perlman at one rehearsal, I was struck by how the writers and producers, who attend each session with their rewrites, could laugh so heartily at each scene, even though we would read the scenes multiple times. I finally asked Rhea if this was normal. She turned to me and said, ‘Oh, you can always tell who wrote which joke by who is laughing the hardest.’” For more, visit irtlive.com.

In February 2019, the Indiana Repertory Theatre publicly announced its $18.5 million Front and Center capital campaign to raise funds for the IRT’s immediate needs and sustainability. The IRT has raised more than $17.9 million. To help lift the IRT to surpass the goal, honorary campaign co-chairs Sarah and John Lechleiter have presented a challenge gift. If the campaign reaches $19 million, the Lechleiters will donate an additional $1 million, topping the campaign at $20 million. Campaign contributions will allow the IRT to further invest in the community by using professional theater to make Indianapolis a more vibrant place for cultural expression, economic vitality and an informed, engaged citizenry, officials said. For more, visit irtlive.com.

Carmel — Singer/dancer/actor Ben Vereen will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. For more, visit thecenterpresents.org. Carmel — The Peanut Butter Jam Series will feature the Jefferson Street Parade Band at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. For more, visit thecenterpresents.org. Westfield — Uncorked with Caleb Keith is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery, 303 E. 161st St. Carmel — Jason Brown will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Sugar Creek Winery, 1111 W. Main St. Westfield — Uncorked with The Sara Howe Trio will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery, 303 E. 161st St.


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ny slapstick humor,” said Otterman, a Noblesville resident. “It is just good, solid comedy that offers actors chalFacing the wrath of loan shark lenging comedic roles and provides Pizza Face Petrillo, the Buckle brothaudiences a couple of hours of deers — who’ve lightful entertainment.” THEATER squandered a Written by Billy Van Zandt fortune at the and Jane Milmore, the story horse track — need money. centers on siblings Billy and Fast. Their solution? One of Tom Buckle, who are heavily them will assume the identity in debt to Pizza Face Petrillo, of their cousin, who is set to who wants his money and bank a huge inheritance. will resort to violence if he Otterman Problem is, the cousin is doesn’t get it. a nun, which makes the deception a During their quest to steal their bit dicier for Billy and Tom Buckle to cousin’s inheritance, and save their pull off in the comedy “Lie, Cheat, and own skins, the brothers encounter Genuflect,” which begins an eighta stuffy young lawyer, a boozy, show run Jan. 17 at Westfield Playman-hungry housekeeper and assorthouse, 1836 W. Ind. 32 in Westfield. ed beautiful women. Presented by Main Street Produc“I hope the audiences are able to tions, the show is directed by Jen set the woes of daily life on the shelf Otterman, a former theater teacher at for a couple of hours and enjoy the Hamilton Southeastern High School big belly laughs and nonsensical comwho directed the same production for edy,” Otterman said. HSE’s Thespian Troupe in 2009. For tickets and showtimes, visit “The show offers uproariously funwestfieldplayhouse.org.

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jazz band could join me for a couple of songs,” Cavanagh said. “Then the faculty jazz band decided they Tim Cavanagh figures Zionsville wanted to be part of it. It’s going to Community High School is getting a be a night of comedy, laughs and me good being able to sing some of my PERFORMANCE deal. songs with some great young “The and great old musicians, muway I look at it, the Royal sicians of all stripes. It’s a fun Philharmonic Orchestra gets way to raise money for arts stuck with people like Sting education in schools.” they have to play with (and Cavanagh estimates the the) Zionsville High School show will run 75 minutes. Cavanagh band gets me. That’s so way Cavanagh said he perbetter,” Cavanagh said. formed at Crackers in Indianapolis for Cavanagh will perform an evening several years, with his last appearof comedy and music at 7 p.m. Jan. ance approximately three years ago. 24 at the STAR Bank Performing Arts He has been a frequent guest on “The Center in Zionsville. Bob & Tom Show” for 20-plus years. Cavanagh’s friend, Kevin Burke, a Kristi Lee, a “Bob & Tom” regular comedian from Zionsville, suggested and Zionsville resident, will introduce Cavanagh do a fundraiser for ZionsCavanagh. ville Community High School’s band Cavanagh recorded his first album department. Burke’s son, Griffin, is a in 1997 and has since made three member of the ZCHS band, Cavanagh albums. said. For tickets, visit zionsvillepac.org. “He thought it would be fun if the For more, timcav.com.

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I hope you enjoyed the holidays to the hilt, but now it’s time to atone for those excesses with PALLADIUM some New Year’s resolutions. Don’t be afraid! You can tackle a host of physical and mental health issues with — as they say on the internet — this one simple trick: Increase your intake of the performing arts. Among many examples, an analby Harvard researchers found INysis CONCERT that music can “enhance human health and performance” and that attendance at cultural events has “a surprisingly powerful effect on mortality.” “In all,” they concluded, “people who attended concerts and plays ‘rarely or never’ were 1.57 times more likely to die during the study period than people who attended frequently. Occasional concertgoers were in between.” OK, that’s a bit dark. To state such

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findings in a sunnier way, experts at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center reported that music can make us healthier by: • Reducing stress and anxiety • Decreasing pain • Improving immune functioning • Aiding memory Although the mechanisms are not entirely clear from a scientific standpoint, some of these beneficial effects could be explained by the fact that music can boost the brain’s production of the hormone dopamine. To be clear, I’m not saying you shouldn’t quit smoking or go to the gym more often. But if you resolve to experience more performing arts in this new year, I’d be happy to offer some suggestions. Jeffrey C. McDermott is president/CEO of the Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation. He can be reached as JMcDermott@TheCenterPresents.org.


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Commentary by Anna Skinner Address: 5143 E. 65th St., Indianapolis What to get: Avocado toast Price: $8 Anna’s take: Movable Feast is the definition of convenience. Besides inside dining, the restuarant offers food to go and packaged and frozen options. Hours vary throughout the week. Brunch hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. One brunch item is avocado toast ($8), which is refreshing and delicious. It’s a smashed avocado on a toasted baguette adorned with heirloom tomatoes and pickled onions. It’s served with a side of mixed greens tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. My favorite thing about this dish — other than the affordability — is that the baguette is thick enough to not become soggy

Avocado toast is served during brunch and is adorned with smashed avocado, heirloom tomatoes, pickled onion and a side of mixed greens. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

from the mashed avocado. If you frequently order avocado toast, you know the problem. Add a poached egg ($2) or bacon ($2). I also tried Eggs Benedict ($8), with Béarnaise sauce made from scratch. Other items I tried, which are available during all operating hours, were the soup and half-sandwich pairing ($7), with a warming lemon, chicken and basmati rice soup and a homemade dill chicken salad. I absolutely loved the picnic-esque feel of the place. Many of the homemade sides are sold in half-pound or one-pound quantities in a basket called a Picnic Pack. Movable Feast has gone out of its way to provide convenience by offering ready-made foods and also allowing customers at Bier Brewery down the street to order food at the brewery, which is then delivered. Movable Feast is temporarily closed because the owners are on vacation. It will reopen Jan. 22. For more, visit feast317.com.

Behind bars: Mama Ochre Whiskey Get it at Rail, Westfield Editor’s note: This item was served during a special brunch and Rail may not always have it available. However, Rail soon will begin offering monthly Sunday brunches featuring similar specialty cocktails. Ingredients: 2 oz. whiskey, 2 oz. chai tea, 1.5 oz. coconut milk, .25 oz. maple syrup, cinnamon, cinnamon stick. Directions: Shake all ingredients heavily and strain into a glass. Top with cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.


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Comedy centers on two brothers scheming to get money to pay off a loan shark after losses at the race track. Cost: $12 to $14

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7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 16, “Morning After Grace,” 17; 6:30 p.m. Jan. OneAmerica mainstage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, 15; 1 p.m. Jan. 18; 2 p.m. Jan. 19 Indianapolis Three neighbors in a Florida retirement village wake up one morning to find their lives tangled together. Cost: $22 to $80

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Actor/singer/dancer Ben Vereen will perform and tell stories from his 50-plus year career. Cost: $15 to $85

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Shelby (Lari White), left, tells stories about her fiancé to Truvy (Deb Wims) in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of “Steel Magnolias.” (Submitted photo)

“Steel Magnolias,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

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Devour Indy Winterfest nears — Devour Indy Winterfest will kick off Jan. 20 and run through Feb. 2. Faegre Baker Daniels, a full-service law firm, has returned as as a sponsor. With the firm’s support, Devour Indy restaurants will give back to Riley Children’s Foundation by allowing diners the option to donate via the Devour Indy website while they explore different sides of the city and indulge in seasonal menus paired with eclectic wine and cocktails, all while dining for a good cause. Devour Indy Winterfest gives foodies the chance to take advantage of three-course, value-priced menus at participating restaurants throughout the greater Indianapolis area. For more, visit DevourIndy.com. Jefferson Street Parade Band to perform — The Peanut Butter & Jam Series presents the Jefferson Street Parade Band at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. The band features rhythms from Mexico, Cuba, West Africa, New Orleans, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Tickets are $10 per child, with two free adult admissions included. For more, visit the centerpresents.org.


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Blueprint for Improvement: Kitchen transformation Commentary by Larry Greene

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1. Previously, the kitchen/dining/ breakfast area was divided into three rooms. Walls were removed and structural beams added to support the second level. The beam running perpendicular to the stove shows where the old kitchen ended. 2. The new floorplan beautifully maximizes every inch of square footage. 3. Poplar cabinetry on the island and built-in buffet are a tranquil blue, while the perimeter cabinetry is a crisp white. 4. The original hardwood flooring was patched and refinished. 5. Shiplap trim and custom corbels complete this stunning remodel.

THE CHALLENGE This Meridian-Kessler Cape Cod was built in 1935 and received very few updates through the years. The new owners were eager to transform the small, boxy kitchen into a warm and welcoming gathering space for family and friends. The couple also loves to cook, so an organized and efficient design was imperative.

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A real tagging question Commentary by Curtis Honeycutt I’ll admit it: I don’t know much about street art. I’m no graffitist (a person who GRAMMAR GUY does graffiti), but I do know that to “tag” something is when someone quickly spray paints a surface, or it can indicate the way a graffiti artist signs his/her work. When it comes to grammar and tags, I really like “question tags.” A question tag is a question added to the end of a sentence. This could either be to keep the flow of a conversation going, to get someone to agree with us, or to ask a question. Here’s an example: You don’t think I can slam dunk a basketball, do you? He’s trying to bring back the sleeveless turtleneck, isn’t he? Interestingly, if the initial statement is positive, the question tag is negative; conversely, when the initial statement is negative, the

question gag is positive. You never learned the Macarena, did you? You put my stapler in Jell-O again, didn’t you? If the initial statement uses an auxiliary verb (like do, be, or have) or a modal verb (like could, may, or shall), the question tag uses the same verb. I couldn’t win the presidential election next year, could I? He sure does like his long ties, doesn’t he? However, if the initial statement doesn’t use an auxiliary or modal verb, simply use the verb “do.” The Colts won the game on a last-second field goal, didn’t they? Byron didn’t buy another apocalypse shelter, did he? Question tags are fun, aren’t they? Curtis Honeycutt is a national award-winning, syndicated humor writer. Connect with him on Twitter (@curtishoneycutt) or at curtishoneycutt.com.

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A visit to Aswan Commentary by Don Knebel Aswan, Egypt, was once famous for the quality of its granite. Today, it is famous for the quality of TRAVEL its attractions. In antiquity, Aswan was named Swenett. Situated at the Nile’s first cataract, one of six granite outcroppings in the river, it marked Egypt’s southern boundary with Nubia. Swenett was the site of granite quarries, where artisans carved the obelisks needed for temples near Luxor. One important site in Aswan today is the unfinished obelisk, abandoned in situ when carvers discovered a crack. It is still not entirely clear how workers extracted the enormous obelisks from their quarries, transported them more than a hundred miles downriver and erected them at the temples. Aswan is the site of the Aswan High Dam, erected between 1960 and 1970 to control the flooding of the Nile. The dam is more than 2 miles long and 364 feet high, creating 300-mile-long Lake Nasser. Nearby is a wonderfully preserved temple to Isis, originally built by the Greeks on the Island of Philae and moved to higher ground to escape the waters of Lake Nasser. Feluccas, graceful traditional boats propelled by oars and sails, take visitors to the temple and other sites along the river, including

Along the Nile River at Aswan, Egypt. (Photo by Don Knebel)

Elephantine Island, reportedly once the site of a Jewish temple and now the site of a Nubian village. At night, Aswan’s famous spice market, which sells much more than spices, teems with visitors, who can hire horsedrawn carriages for trips around the city. Aswan was the favorite city of Aga Khan III, born in what is now Pakistan and the president of the League of Nations in 1937. He is entombed in a mausoleum atop a hill overlooking the Nile, providing a magnificent view of Aswan and the river. Many visitors to Egypt never make it to Aswan. Don’t make that mistake. Don Knebel is a local resident who works for Barnes & Thornburg LLP. For the full column visit donknebel.com. You may contact him at editorial@youarecurrent.com.

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