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Apartments designed to fill city’s housing gap By Christian Sorrell A $16.5 million affordable housing project is coming to Old Meridian and Main Street in Carmel in Fall 2014. Meridian Flats, a Herman & Kittle development, is designed to create affordable living spaces for Carmel residents 55 and older. The apartment complex is slated to begin construction this fall. Based on market studies, the developers of Meridian Flats believe they have found a gap in the housing options available for Carmel residents of a certain age looking to lessen their monthly expenses. Herman & Kittle is marketing the development to local retirees looking to sell their larger homes and move into something simpler. It is not an assisted-living community. “Often (individuals) in this age group are looking to downsize to decrease the amount of income spent on housing and to lessen maintenance efforts,” Erika Scott, development director for Herman & Kittle Properties, stated in an e-mail. “What’s especially important to many is to be able to stay in the area where they’ve built their life. They want to be near family, friends, activities, doctors and so on.” As a result of Carmel’s aging population, developers and city officials are looking to fill gaps in housing throughout the city. Comedian Dave Dugan to perform at Bub’s Burgers – Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream, 210 W. Main St., will be hosting its third annual winter show on March 1 featuring comedian Dave Dugan, a longtime contributor to the Bob and Tom Dugan Show. What: First Friday Comedy Show, Where: Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream, When: March 1, 9:30 p.m., Tickets: $10 available at Bub’s, More Info: 706-BUBS

According to Mayor Jim Brainard, other cities that have limited themselves to large, expensive single-family homes don’t work well and also tend to have higher tax rates. “We don’t want to lose people who have spent their lives in Carmel, who have retired and want to sell their four-bedroom house and move into something less expensive,” Brainard said. “We want to make sure there are options for them here.” Financing for Meridian Flats will come from private sources using the IRS’s Rental Housing Tax Credit Program. “Because of this (program), we must keep our rents affordable,” Scott said. “The community itself does not receive any rental subsidies that are passed on to the resident, (as is the case in) Section 8. We believe the term ‘low-income’ is misleading as most people picture the rundown ‘proj-

ects’ of yesteryear.” In an affordable housing community such as this, a resident’s rent is based on his or her income and the number of occupants living in the apartment.

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City accepting arts grant applications – Carmel is accepting applications for the 2013 Arts Grant. The deadline for the initial round of applications is noon on Feb. 28. The Arts Grant application can be found on the City of Carmel website at Contact Sharon Kibbe at 571-2483 or for questions or more information. OrthoIndy Trauma Care now available exclusively at St. Vincent Health – OrthoIndy has announced that OrthoIndy trauma care is now exclusively available at St.Vincent Indianapolis. OrthoIndy has provided orthopedic trauma services at Methodist Hospital for nearly 50 years. As those services end, OrthoIndy will now bring its entire trauma team and decades of combined experience with its excellent reputation to the St.Vincent Trauma Center.

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Beef & Boards debuts new children’s show – “Pinkalicious, the Musical” opens the 2013 Live Theatre for Kids series at Beef & Boards, and is on stage Saturday through March 16. Pyramid Players productions are one hour long and presented without intermission. Performances are for all ages, but offered particularly for children in preschool through sixth-grade. Children have the opportunity to meet the cast after each show for pictures and autographs. Performances take place at 10 a.m. on Fridays and at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays. All tickets are $15.50 and include a snack. For reservations, contact the Beef & Boards box office at 872-9664.

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Carmel students win Siemens Awards – David Liang, a junior at Carmel High School, and Catherine Ariadne Mytelka, a senior at Park Tudor, were named the Indiana state winners of the 2012-13 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement Ariadne Liang last week. The awards recognize the nation’s top achievers in Advanced Placement Program courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with a $2,000 college scholarship to one male and one female student in each state. For more information, visit and click On the Web. Conner Prairie celebrates Presidents Day with free admission – Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, 13400 Allisonville Rd., is inviting the public to celebrate Presidents Day with free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. Guests will meet and mingle with several U.S. presidents and first ladies, and through interactive programs will learn about their place in American history and their impact on our country, then and now. For more information, visit and click On the Web. Hamilton County Leadership Academy offers interactive program – The Hamilton County Leadership Academy will be offering a half day seminar on the Board Building Cycle open to the public on March 5. Bryan Orander, president of Charitable Advisors and Board Source Certified Governance Trainer, will facilitate the session. This interactive program will teach you strategies to increase the engagement of your board – from recruiting members to running great board meetings. For more information, visit and click On the Web. Franciscan St. Francis Health appoints new imaging services chief – Jillian J. Boerstler has been appointed director of imaging services for Franciscan St. Francis Health. In that role, Boerstler will oversee imaging services at all Franciscan St. Francis’ hospitals in Indianapolis, Mooresville, Carmel and six outpatient imaging centers. She succeeds Terri Ruff, who was appointed executive director for Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center earlier this year. For the full release, visit and click On the Web. Sheridan becomes first local school district to implement Chaucie’s Place’s “Lifelines” – Sheridan Community Schools Supt. Dr. Derek Arrowood announced last week that his district would implement “Lifelines,” the national youth suicide prevention program Chaucie’s Place introduced to Hamilton County schools this year. Sheridan is the first school district in Hamilton County to partner with Chaucie’s Place on “Lifelines.” For the full release, visit and click On the Web.

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Sign up for Irish blessings Commentary by Jeff Worrell It has been a year since they moved from the rental house to a brand new facility. One year since the blessing was given and the first mother-to-be crossed the threshold and moved into a place she can call home; if only temporarily. The O’Connor House is a haven for expectant mothers who are unmarried and do not have a place to live. And, the O’Connor House is known for being the only place in this area to accept women in crisis who also have other children. Kris Bussick, the founder of O’Connor along with Collen Dulac said, “You can imagine the babysitting and logistical issues which crop up when women are trying to take care of their children, have no place to stay and are struggling to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Our house helps to alleviate that stress.” The O’Connor House is a residential group home in Carmel whose mission is to help reduce homelessness and to provide food, clothing, transportation, guidance, support and educational programs. The women are guaranteed a safe and loving home for them to live, learn, establish a new foundation and improve their lives. Coming March 2 at the Renaissance Hotel in Carmel is the O’Conner House’s first post-new house fundraising effort. Dubbed Irish Blessings: A Night To Celebrate will truly be just

that. Included for the price of admission is dinner, silent and live auctions and live Irish music with dancers. The event is a great opportunity to learn more about O’Connor House. Since opening in 2005 as a non-denominational home for unwed mothers, they have assisted more than 77 women and 75 children. But, if dancing is not your thing, leave the dancing shoes at home and bring a hammer instead. They have a very nice, yet stark, unfinished basement which could use some finishing in the form of drywall. Or, should you just want to support the cause or find out more about the event, click Since moving to the new facility which had a major portion of its building costs underwritten through a grant, Bussick reports more visibility has led to more benefits for the residents including more volunteers. But, a disturbing trend indicates a growing segment of our population is homeless pregnant women. With the O’Connor House on solid financial footing, those women are less at risk and we are assured a healthy baby boy or girl welcomed into the world. Sign up for Irish Blessings. Jeff Worrell is a member of the Carmel Redevlopment Commission. He recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel” on cable channel 16. Contact him at jworrell@

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Flu season will continue for several more weeks. Protect yourself. Many people think flu season is already over. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Flu season runs from October until May with a usual peak in February—so even if you haven’t caught it yet, you’re not out of the woods quite yet.

How do you know if you have the flu? Symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and respiratory issues. If these symptoms sound familiar to you, there are a few steps you can take to help to get rid of them faster.

The most important thing is to drink plenty of water. Washing your hands often, avoiding stressful situations and getting plenty of rest are also key to kicking the bug fast. To avoid the flu altogether, get a flu shot. These inoculations, which are inexpensive and available at local pharmacies, lower your risk of getting the flu by up to 60 percent.

Many people aren’t sure when to visit the doctor—or in some cases, the hospital— due to flu symptoms. Dr. William Freudenthal, medical director at St.Vincent Carmel Hospital Emergency Department, has a few guidelines to help you determine when it’s time to seek care.

“If you’re having shortness of breath, aches and pains you can’t control with over-thecounter pain medication, or are becoming dehydrated, then it’s time to visit your doctor for more specialized care,”

Dr. Freudenthal said. “People suffering from other medical conditions including asthma, cancer and kidney issues are also at higher risk for developing complications from the flu.” Sometimes, those who take all of the necessary precautions will still get the flu. If you think you might need additional medical care, call your physician to schedule an appointment.

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More than 200 people, residents from Carmel and Zionsville, came out to the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Tuesday, most to speak against the proposed Walmart Superstore and the size variances requested by the retail giant. (Photo by Julie Osborne)

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Arguments presented by remonstrators, mostly residents of Zionsville, ranged from concerns about increased crime to the store being open 24 hours to decreased property values. Discussion around Walmart identifying itself as an “integrated center” also was disputed as only 2,800 square feet of the proposed 156,621 square feet would be dedicated to “tenants” with no individual entries nor resemblance to other integrated centers in the area, such as Zionsville's Boone Village. Near the end of the meeting, Wayne Delong, the director of planning and economic development for the Town of Zionsville, summarized in his staff report that the Petitioner had not clearly identified why it needed a variance of development standards beyond the allowed 60,000 square feet. Board Member Gregory Morical concluded the discussion by stating, “One point that is important to make is that the burden is on the petitioner to show us why they need the variance. Based upon what we heard tonight and the findings of fact, I feel they failed to meet that burden.” As the vote passed and both variance requests were denied, the crowd was elated. Leigh Ann Akard, owner of Akard True Value in Boone Village commented, “Regardless of who it is, it was such a huge request. I think the Board of Zoning made the right decision, otherwise they would be setting a precedent.” She added, “It’s not a small, ‘can we bend?’ It was ‘how far can we bend’?” Per board procedures, Walmart may change the building design to meet the size requirements and re-file in one year.


Hundreds of people, many of them Carmel residents, packed the Zionsville Town Hall last Tuesday night to hear whether the Board of Zoning Appeals was going to allow a Walmart Superstore to be built at 11000 Michigan Rd. near 106th Street. The majority of them left very happy. Walmart was hoping to build a 156,621-square-foot superstore on land it bought in 2005, but at the end of a spirited three-hour debate, board members voted 4-0 against Walmart’s request. The primary sticking point revolved around the size of the proposed store. Walmart representatives were requesting a variance from two of Zionsville’s business zoning restrictions. The ordinance states that no single-use facility, whether free-standing or contained in an integrated center, can exceed 60,000 square feet of gross floor area, and no integrated center can exceed 125,000 square feet of total gross floor area. Walmart’s facility more than doubled the size of the 60,000 square foot limit and was about 30,000 square feet over the integrated center restriction. Comparatively, the existing Marsh supermarket at 106th Street and Michigan Road is about 64,000 square feet. Walmart’s attorney, Joe Calderon, presented the store’s side, arguing that the proposed size was comparable to the nearby Target and Home Depot stores just south of 106th Street on Michigan Road. Remonstrators and town staff disagreed with that logic, citing 106th Street as a “transitional boundary” and using Carmel’s zoning ordinances as an example. In 2006, Carmel and Zionsville worked in collaboration to create ordinances limiting building size, with 106th Street as a border, which begins an area of less-intense commercial development that transitions to residential developments. Carmel’s ordinance does not restrict “big box” development along Michigan Road until north of 106th Street, when an 85,000-square-foot restriction begins. In 2006, Zionsville adopted the 60,000-square-foot restriction for businesses within town borders no matter the location.



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Columbia Rose Marino, 88 Columbia Rose Marino, 88, of Carmel, died surrounded by her family on Feb. 10. She worked in retail sales in Connecticut and New York with Bloomingdale’s, Sax Fifth Avenue and others for many years. Survivors include her daughter, Daria Gabany, son-in-law, Steve Sommers, her son Vincent Marino, daughter-in-law Brenda Marino, her grandchildren, Christina, Michaella, Sam and

Joey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Marino and sisters Lucille Savino and Antoinette Caputo.  Funeral liturgy was celebrated last Saturday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church of which she was a member. A luncheon followed the Mass.  Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel, assisted the family with arrangements. 

Esta L. Fehrenbach, 84

Esta L. Fehrenbach, 84, of Carmel, died Feb. 11. She was a graduate of Purdue University, School of Home Economics, and a member of Delta Gamma. She had worked as a home agent for Dayton Power and Light, a substitute teacher and an interpreter at Connor Prairie. She was also a member of the Home Economists’ Guild of Indianapolis. Her survivors include a son and daughter, three grandsons and countless friends. A gathering for family and friends was held last Friday at

Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel. Funeral services were held last Saturday. Visit the website www.leppertmortuary. com to share a personal memory of Esta, sign the guest book or arrange for a memorial contribution to the Delta Gamma Foundation, www., or the Home Economists’ Guild Indianapolis Endowment/ Scholarship Fund, c/o Gloria Costello, 876 Gary Dr., Plainfield, IN 46168.

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Area girls named top 100 players Five Hamilton County students have been named to Hoosier Basketball magazine’s Top 100 Senior Girls’ High School Players for 20122013 as compiled by the magazine’s publisher Garry H. Donna. The list includes: Taya Reimer, Hamilton Southeastern; Dakota Weatherford, Hamilton Heights; and J.J. Williams, Carmel; Jennifer Anderson, Westfield; Jessica Pongonis, Hamilton Southeastern. This compilation is the result of the observation of many games during the past season as well as contact and discussion with numerous coaches, sportswriters, sportscasters and college

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recruiters throughout Indiana. Further research and evaluation is occurring during the remainder of the 2013 IHSAA State Tournament to determine a final list of 60 seniors. Those 60 girls will be invited to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s 32nd annual Top 60 Senior Girls’ Workout on March 10 at the campus of Marian University in Indianapolis. The Top 60 Senior Girls’ Workout, in conjunction with the Indiana High School Athletic Association and Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, will be divided into two sessions: 1 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Both sessions are open to the public for one general admission price for both sessions.

Twins medal in figure skating competition – Greta and John Crafoord, 12-year old twins from Carmel, won the pewter medal in Juvenile Pairs at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in Omaha last month. The brother and sister are members of Indiana World Skating Academy Figure Skating Club. The twins are coached by World and Olympic coach Serguei Zaitsev of Fishers.


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New commissioner ready to make his mark By Robert Herrington • For the next four years, Westfield’s Mark Heirbrandt will serve as Hamilton County Commissioner in District 3. While his name never appeared on a voting machine or before the public voters, Heirbrandt was elected during a caucus of Republican Precinct Committeemen throughout Hamilton County on Jan. 26. “I knew I had an uphill battle. A lot of people in Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville didn’t know who I was,” he said. “It was important that I got out and met people that were going to vote. For two weeks my wife and kids hardly saw me.” Heirbrandt will serve the remainder of Doug Carter’s four-year term after Carter resigned in early January when he was selected by newly elected Gov. Mike Pence to be the Indiana State Police superintendant. Heirbrandt has known Carter for 40 years, but the two became friends during Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen’s campaign. “At a golf outing, we were paired together and just hit it off,” he said. “The past two years, I’ve gotten pretty close to Doug. We went to a lot of the same conferences and drove together to events… He’s very ethical. He’s kind of a model for me. I have the utmost respect for him.” Heirbrandt and his wife, Gina, have lived in Hamilton County for 20 years. While they currently live in Westfield, the couple have also

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lived in Carmel and Noblesville. “I have a good understanding of what the different needs are because I’ve lived in different communities,” Heirbrandt said. Heirbrandt works in the energy engineering and water treatment service industry. His focus is on local governments within the state of Indiana so he works with councils and elected officials every day. “I go in and assess the facilities and operations, look for cost-saving opportunities and creative ways to save them money. I uncover

inefficiencies and work to offset costs with grants, state incentives or creative funding,” said Heirbrandt, who also served six years on the Westfield Board of Public Works and Safety. “The past 14 years, I’ve been involved in local government. I know what worked and what didn’t work.” In his first month as a Hamilton County Commissioner, Heirbrandt wants to get out and meet the people in Hamilton County. He also is looking to learn from fellow Hamilton County Commissioners Christine Altman and Steve Dillinger. “They’ve got a lot of experience. I was encouraged because I really want to learn a lot from both of them,” he said. “I think I’m going to bring some energy and a new perspective. I want to continue to make Hamilton County a great place to live and raise a family.” Altman said Heirbrandt had been devoted to his new role. “I was very impressed with his first meeting,” she said. “He knows how to work with people and get jobs done.” Altman said Heirbrandt’s infrastructure background was a welcomed addition to the commissioners. “That’s a lot of what commissioners do. That’s a huge plus for us,” she said. “We have good people working for us, but it’ll be nice having that experience on the board.”

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Believe it or not, the summer season is on the horizon, and Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is extremely excited to present the 2013 Summer Camp Series. We are proud to feature 11 types of summer day camps, with three brand new camp offerings this summer. Camps are available to youth ages 5 to 15 years. Our Summer Camp Series is a great way for your child to select the type of camp that will have them talking all summer long and beyond. Information for each camp type, including ages, location, and hours, is provided. For complete details on the 2013 Summer Camp Series, which is June 3 through Aug. 2, visit Parents/guardians may register in one of three ways: online at, by phone 5735240 or 843-3864, or in person at any of the 11 Carmel Clay elementary schools or at the Monon Community Center.

• Play On (Ages 5-9) • Clay and Creekside Middle School • 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. • The Summer Experience (Ages 5-11) • Carmel Middle School • 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Science of Summer (Ages 5-11 • Monon Community Center • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Adventures in Art (Ages 5-11) • Monon

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Community Center • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Outdoor Explorers (Ages 6-12) • Central Park East Shelter • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Move to Improve (Ages 6-12 • Carmel Middle School • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Lead the Way (Ages 8-12) • Monon Community Center • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Success on Stage (Ages 8-14) • Orchard Park • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Chillville (Ages 9-13) • Monon Community Center • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • I.M.P.A.C.T. (Ages 12-15) • Adventures in Art, Play On, Science of Summer or The Summer Experience • TBD by camp type • Skyhawks (Age Range Varies Weekly) • Creekside • TBD by camp type


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By Robert Herrington After three months off duty, a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office K9 returned to work and made a immediate impact. Waldo, a K9 unit working with Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy Nate Biddle, returned to patrol on Jan. 22. On his first night back, Biddle, Waldo and other night shift patrol deputies helped the McCordsville Police Dept. search for a suspect who was wanted for felony domestic battery and criminal confinement. After tracking the suspect for about half a mile, Waldo found his man hiding in a tree. Sheriff’s deputies where then able to take the suspect into custody without any further incidents. Waldo had been removed from service in the fall of 2012 because of a leg injury. He underwent surgery to remove two inches of bone from his leg to repair the bone that had grown too long, according to Sgt. Dustin Dixon. Waldo rested and rehabbed during his time off.


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2013 Young Perfomers showcase – Carmel Arts Council presents 2013 Young Performers Showcase. Applicants who have proven their skills at dance and vocal performance will compete for a $1,000 scholarship from the Carmel Arts Council on Feb. 24 as part of the annual Young Performers Showcase. The competition will take place at Piano Solutions, 575 W. Carmel Dr.


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Brainard flies in search of ways to enrich city By Robert Annis • Mayor Jim Brainard has been racking up the frequent-flyer miles during the past five years. As Carmel has transformed from an affluent bedroom community to a thriving suburban city in its own right, the architect of that change is in high demand. Brainard has flown to Texas and Florida to talk roundabouts, and to Illinois and beyond to talk about remaking the suburbs. In December, Brainard returned from his longest trip yet: Qatar. The Saudi government flew Brainard and other U.S. mayors to their country to talk city planning. Brainard was optimistic his Middle East trip will bring future economic development to Carmel. “We’re in a world economy now,” Brainard said. “We have to get out there in order to be successful. People in the Midwest and Indiana, they’re not seeing what they’re up against.” A large percentage of his travel is paid for by the groups he’s speaking to, but Carmel taxpayers do shell out for many of Brainard’s trips – about $52,000 during the past five years, an average of eight trips per year. His most expensive taxpayer-funded trip was a $5,022 jaunt to London last year for economic development. He spent a week in England, personally meeting with representatives from 60 different companies, including Oxford Biosignals, which currently has an office along the U.S. 31 corridor and could be expanding in the future. Most of the trips are for the U.S. Council of Mayors, which Brainard, a trustee of the group, claims is invaluable. “We’re finding out what Congress is doing to

Brainard with New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell during the US Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington D.C. last month.

Brainard shows visitors from Peoria, Ill., the Indiana Design Center. Officials from the city of Peoria, including Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, visited Carmel last year to tour the city, looking specifically at Carmel’s implementation of roundabouts and the Carmel Arts & Design District.

hurt or help our cities,” Brainard said. “It’s (also) about getting out there and seeing what the other mayors are doing. They are our competition for jobs we want to bring to Carmel; it’s important to know what they’re doing.” Not surprisingly, Brainard travels to Washington, D.C., the most. During a two-day stay in the capitol in July, Brainard met with officials from the Federal Highway Administration and the White House Office of Government Affairs, the International Economic Development Council, senators Dan Coats and Richard Lugar, U.S. Rep. Dan Burton and reporters from the Associated Press and other media outlets. Brainard often uses these trips to get face time

Washington, D.C. When: January 2012 What: USCM Meeting How much: $3,287.61

London, England

Jacksonville, Fla. When: February 2012 What: USCM Meeting How much: $988

When: January 2012 What: Economic Development How much: $5,022

with officials who are deciding where to allocate federal dollars. Carmel has earned nearly $24 million in federal grants during the past five years, paying for new equipment for the fire and police departments, new high-efficiency LED streetlights for the city and helping to pay for new roads and trails. Would Carmel have gotten those grants if Brainard hadn’t made the trek? Perhaps, but the face-to-face meetings often bear unexpected fruit, Brainard said. “I was having a casual conversation with a highway official, and he mentioned we could actually get 100 percent of the construction costs for our roundabouts (covered) because of the environmental benefits,” Brainard said. “Typically, we receive only 80 percent. We brought

New York, N.Y.

When: July 2012 What: City promotional visit How much: $1,453

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When: June 2012 What: USCM Meeting How much: $2,501

that information back with us; our local (Metropolitan Planning Organization) wasn’t using that (funding formula), but now they are. If I hadn’t had that conversation with that official, we would be missing out (on the extra funds).” Some of Brainard’s trips bring in money to the local economy in other ways. Delegations from Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee have traveled to Carmel to experience firsthand what Brainard spoke about during his visits to their cities. After speaking at a traffic engineering conference, officials decided to hold their conference on roundabouts in Carmel, bringing in more than 400 people and nearly a half-million dollars into the local economy. Brainard tries to multitask as much as possible on his trips, meeting with site consultants and journalists, to sell the “Carmel brand.” “I’m out there to promote Carmel,” Brainard said, adding he hoped to bring in tourists as well as new corporate headquarters. “We’re not the other Carmel (by the Sea). We don’t have the oceans or the mountains, but we are the best place to live and work in the country.”

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When: July 2012 What: City promotional visit How much: $1,928

Philadelphia, Pa. When: July 2012 What: USCM Meeting How much: $1,059

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When: August 2012 What: ITE Conference How much: $548

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VIEWS Opinion

Civic show scores a foxy hole-in-one

Car talk

It is our position that the automobile seems to be taking a back seat as the primary form of transportation among the new generation. The August 2012 issue of Motor Trend magazine reported that young people are showing a remarkable decrease in the desire to own a car and even to drive a car. Based on a Frontier Group study, “Transportation and the New Generation” by Benjamin Davis and Tony Dutzik, the article notes that the share of 14-to 34-year olds without a driver’s license was 26% in 2010, up from 21% in 2000. . . The same age group walked to more destinations in ’09 than in ’01, and the distance they traveled by public transit increased 40 percent. While these statistics among the younger generation are interesting, is a decline in automobile use realistic among the sprawl of the suburbs? Access to the Monon Trail, an increased number of well-marked bike lanes and more sidewalks along main thoroughfares is a good start. More communities (i.e. Frankfort, IN) have adopted Complete Streets policies that promote integrated transportation planning for all modes of transportation; cars, transit, bikes, pedestrians, etc. Mass transit discussions are taking flight, however, can old dogs learn new tricks in their lifetimes by embracing walkable communities?

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Wedded bliss

Commentary by Terry Anker

It is a dangerous game to give advice. It is especially risky to offer suggestions on marriage. Yet, most of us still do it. There are countless books, blogs and brew-meisters all dedicated to helping the hapless find their way to a productive and satisfying union. Cliché directs us that they “key” to a happy marriage is a happy wife. Perhaps that is the point, but how does one create the happy to which it refers? Before Carolyn and I made the trip down the aisle decades ago, we were required by the church hosting our wedding to meet for a scripted series of get-togethers with a local couple that might guide a successful beginning to our anticipated nuptuals. I often thought at the time that they were the gatekeepers in place to keep us from making a disastrous move. So, on our first meeting, we took a very lengthy compatibility test. Our proctors “graded” the survey and found that indeed we had a chance of attainment in marriage. When I asked if others had failed, the

husband turned to me and related that they often wondered whether the would-be newlyweds had just met in the driveway before taking the test – not only lacking compatibility but also interest! So, said our model couple, we could talk about the real requirements to success in lifelong relationships. Young and eager, we leaned in awaiting receipt of their garnered wisdom. “Pick-up your towels,” said the wife. “And, visit with her friends like they are your own,” said the husband. For the next several weeks, we learned of the basic interactions upon which cohabitation is built – responsibility, finance and goal-setting. There was no magic pill and no easy cliché. Could it be that simple respect is the key ingredient to making relationships work? Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@

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Civic Theatre has a regular laugh riot on its hands with current production “The Fox on the Fairway.” Written by Ken Ludwig and debuted in 2010, it is even more uproarious than his “Lend Me a Tenor,” which served as Civic’s first show last season at The Booth Tarkington Theatre. “Fox,” at times, will leave you belly-laughing, as the theatre company over-delivers on the hilarity of a fictional golf-tournament wager. We found the acting and the set superb, something we’ve come to expect from Civic performances; we’re officially spoiled and we’re officially sponsors/believers. The show runs through Feb. 23, and if “today” is Saturday (delivery day for Current this week because of the Presidents Day holiday), then you have five more opportunities to see the show. Do yourself a favor and go get a good, hearty laugh from a performance that is, without a doubt, the stage version of a hole-inone. For tickets and/or information, visit www. or call 843-3800. ••• The Riverview Hospital Foundation staged an elegant and entertaining evening Feb. 9 at the eye-popping Lucas Estate in Carmel in an effort to purchase a 128-slice CT scanner and upgrade one of the hospital’s digital catheterization labs, all in the name of cardiac health. The black-tie event served as the wrap-up for the foundation’s Heart of Your Community Capital Campaign. An overflow crowd was treated to a flavorful dinner, “Heartfelt” speeches by foundation director Trish Oman and foundation president Greg O’Connor, himself a beneficiary of a recent live-saving heart scan at the hospital, and energizing music from Lemonwheel. Forrest Lucas, he of Lucas Oil fame, was as gracious a host as we’ve ever experienced and showed off a great sense of wit in addressing the throng. We were proud sponsors of the campaign, as well, and hope it achieved as anticipated. Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@

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I need a 27-hour day, please Commentary by Danielle Wilson There just aren’t enough hours in the day. I’ve been so overwhelmed, in fact, that I am just now sitting down to pen this column, less than 20 hours before my deadline. Even my yoga class couldn’t settle me entirely. If you have kids, I’m sure you’ll relate. For starters, I’m trying to manage four children in four different athletic programs. Not surprisingly, none of them wanted to do the same thing, darn it, so my husband and I must hold morning briefings over who has to be where and when. It’s become sort of a sick logic problem: If Geoffrey has to be in Noblesville for indoor soccer practice and Andrew has a swim meet at Purdue, how will Corinne get to her volleyball game in Lawrence by five so that Maddie isn’t late for basketball in Carmel? And of course, when our kids decide they’d also like to try art club, French club, the Green Team environment club, winter track prep, saxophone and dance (“If I’m going to be on Broadway, mother, I simply must take ballet, tap and jazz!”), what do we do? Well, just what you’d expect from parents who clearly have issues saying “no.” We sign the permission slip, pay the fees, and add six more events to the calendar. If simultaneous on-time arrival at various parts of the state wasn’t challenging enough, I’ve thrown in my own ball of crazy. In addition to the afore-

mentioned yoga and my day job, I thought it’d be fun to coach, volunteer at a food pantry and make some extra cash by tutoring. (The book sales just aren’t cutting it, and I still have my heart set on these fabulous black riding boots!) And Doo has his own hands full with work, the house, and our new puppy. He also thought now to be the perfect time to quit smoking. I know, I know. We made our king-sized bed, now we must lie in it. It’s just that sometimes I wonder if I really am going to lose my mind. That or develop severe lower back issues from the amount of time spent in my dilapidated minivan. Even my phone has decided to throw in the towel, having determined yesterday that desperate texting to organize last-minute carpooling was just too much trouble, thank you very much. At least I can wallow in self-pity and know that some of you will empathize, even while judging me. Parenting is tough, and schlepping kids around town is exhausting, but I’m certain we’d regret not helping our children explore their interests when possible. So we’ll suck it up, invest in Doan’s, and pray that three hours miraculously get added to each day. Peace out.

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I know why beagles run away Commentary by Dick Wolfsie A couple of weeks ago, I threatened to throw out my wife’s copy of Emily Post’s “Etiquette,” a compilation of advice on proper comportment, updated periodically by the descendants of the late manners icon. I have now decided the book may be a valuable addition to our library, not because I have any intention of changing my boorish ways, but because the volume is a gold mine of potential columns. Proper humor protocol requires that you take advantage of an opportunity like this. One of the chapters is about appropriate demeanor when visiting a home with servants. The authors observe that many people have questions in this area. Yes, I have a question: How come I don’t know a single person who has servants? I skipped those 10 pages. In this edition of the book, the writers claim that the basic rules covering a weeklong visit to a friend’s home have never changed. “Easy or not, you must conform to the habits of your host family… have meals at their hours, eat what is put before you and go to bed according to their schedule.” This is similar to the advice found in The Idiot’s Guide to Joining a Cult and is likely why so many beagles run away from home. On some of the issues Mary Ellen takes a

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different point of view. The authors say, for example, that even if your hostess has not begun to eat, once several people have been served at the table, it is OK to pick up your fork and begin. I tried that once and my wife also picked up her fork… and stuck it in my thigh. Punctuality is important when it comes to dinner parties. To prevent guests from showing up late, it is suggested that the host “ask invitees to come about a half hour before you expect them to arrive.” I read that six times, and I’m still not totally sure what it means. If you try this idea and your friends start ringing the doorbell while you are still in your underwear, you may need to rethink the concept. The chapter ends with a cautionary note. “Overnight visits absolutely require written thank-you notes.” I couldn’t agree more. I spent a weekend at my sister’s house in New York recently and despite what an awesome houseguest I was, not a word of gratitude from her in almost a month. I thought our mother taught us better.

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Commentary by Mike Redmond I admit it. I buy things on impulse. I seldom go through a grocery checkout without picking up a Kit Kat bar or a pack of Doublemint, and I once came home from a quick errand with milk, bread, and a new Pontiac. Anyway, while it occasionally has led me to some silly purchases (the Pontiac was a lemon), I can’t call impulse buying it a fault. Especially not today, because I (impulsively) just bought … A tractor. I suppose this would be as good a time as any to point out that I live in the city, in a very urban neighborhood full of very urban Victorian houses with very urban small yards. It is not what you would call a tractor-friendly environment. So on the surface, this was an extremely stupid thing for me to do. But this is no ordinary tractor. This was my grandfather’s Oliver Row Crop 60. This little Oliver, built in the 1940s, represents Grandpa McKenzie’s giant step away from horse-drawn agriculture, and that makes it enormous in my eyes. Just seeing pictures of it reminds me of my early kidhood, when going to visit Grandma and Grandpa on the farm – the farm! – was something you looked forward to all year long. Grandpa didn’t mind kids crawling onto the

tractors and pretending to drive. Unless, of course, he was using them at the time which, in a sense, is how one of his tractors carried me into family legend. It was a summer morning, and for some reason a whole bunch of McKenzies were at the farm. Somehow, I managed to be alone when Grandpa came chugging in from the field on his “big” tractor, an Oliver Row Crop 77. He gestured for me to join him and ride along. After a spin around the barn, he stopped and let me off. “Now, don’t tell the others,” he said, “or I’ll be giving rides all day.” I promised. And then thirty seconds later went running up to my cousins, shouting “Grandpa gave me a ride on the tractor!” All of which explains, to me anyway, why I had to buy this tractor when it became available. I didn’t want it to pass out of the family, and maybe by restoring it I could make things up to Grandpa a little bit, and of course be the envy of my neighborhood. So it’s an impulse buy. So what? It has meaning. Although I still don’t know where I’m going to keep it. Or what I am going to do with this nagging notion that I’d also like a 77. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.

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(Above left) Wafford Theater owner Jim Wafford. (Above right) Wafford Theater offers individual seating for 30 people, a 14-foot by 7-foot screen and two 46-inch televisions.(Photos by Robert Herrington)

Curtain’s up on the classics at Wafford Theater

By Robert Herrington • “Field of Dreams” taught us, “If you build it they will come.” Noblesville businessman Jim Wafford has built a 30 seat intimate theater in a vacant building that connects to his other businesses, Logan Street Signs & Banners and Noblesville Trophies, at 1744 S. 10th St. “I always had a dream to have a little theater where people can come and enjoy themselves,” Wafford said. “At the park, people would tell me they wish there was a place they could go and see old movies all the time.” Wafford said the purpose of the theater was to raise funds for the Free Classic Movies in the Park series he puts on for the community. This will be the third summer Wafford is presenting the classic movie series, which began during a conversation with Noblesville Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Brandon Bennett. During the discussion, Bennett told Wafford that the parks department budget had been cut and they would be showing fewer movies the next year.

The Basics Wafford Theater, 1744 S. 10th St., will show classic movies at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Cost is $3 with most concession items for $1. “We’re trying to keep concessions low and people’s spirits high,” owner Jim Wafford said.

“I saw a need for free family entertainment, and no one else is doing it,” said Wafford, who also shows films at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds during the winter. “I love classic movies. I’m kind of romantic. I just like the older dress. I wouldn’t mind living back there. There’s a lot of class.” Before screening a film, Wafford must contact his representative to get licensing rights. Movies cost Wafford $200 to $400 each screening. To air “Casablanca” to 113 people in 2011, it cost Wafford $405. “The more awards it won, the more expensive the movie is,” he explained. “Most people don’t realize you have to pay for movies.” To pay for the licensing agreement, Wafford rearranged his advertising budget and has sought help from businesses to sponsor the film series. To lessen the amount coming out of his pocket, Wafford is using his theater to raise funds to support his free movie programs. Another way Wafford is trying to raise money is with a DVD recycling program. He is accepting donations of movies that he is reselling for $5 to $10. “One hundred percent goes to support Movies in the Park,” he said. Besides being a theater, the multi-use room is available to rent for meetings or clubs. The theater’s chairs and risers can be removed or replaced with table and chairs depending on needs. Elizabeth Boase, a member of the Central Indiana Real Estate Investors Association, has already used the room for a meeting.

“A PowerPoint looks great up there,” she said of the theater’s giant screen. “It’s really good for teaching a small class.” Wafford said hardcore gamers also can connect their preferred platform and play their favorite videos on the 14-foot by 7-foot screen. The theater also has two 46-inch televisions mounted on the sides of the screen. “I hope to raise half of our funds by renting it out,” he said. “I can’t wait to sit down and watch a good movie on it,” Gary Bartunek said. Wafford Theater will show classic movies at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. “We will offer more showings if the crowds come,” he said.

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“Captain Scarface” (1953) and “The Racketeer” (1929) ★ Wednesday – Western Wednesday with “My Pal Trigger” (1946) ★ Thursday – “Cheers for Miss Bishop” (1941) ★ Friday – “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (1952) ★ Feb. 23 – Sinisterly Bad Theater Saturday with “Cat Women of the Moon” (1953) and “The Atomic Brain” (1963) For more information and movie schedule, visit

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Carmel: Voca People • Voca People is a new international vocal theater performance that combines vocal sounds and a-cappella singing with the art of modern beat box which imitates the sounds of drums, trumpets, guitars, other instruments and musical effects. All this is done without using any musical instruments on stage, performed in a humoristic way and with audience participation. Voca People is performing this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Palladium, 1 Center Green. Tickets range from $48 to $83 with a student discount available. For more information, visit or call 843-3800. Fishers: Fishers On Tap • Celebrating Indiana Craft Breweries • Whether you’re a casual beer drinker, a rabid hophead or just want to give back, Fishers On Tap is the place to be this weekend. The event features eight in-state breweries, hors d’oeuvres, live music and more. On top of that, the Fishers Rotary Club is donating the proceeds to various causes in town and Hamilton County. • $40 ($45 starting Feb. 21); $20 for a designated driver • FORUM Conference and Event Center, 11313 USA Pkwy. • Noblesville: Kids Helping Kids Indoor Garage Sale • Noblesville Parks and Recreation will host its annual sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Forest Park Inn, 701 Cicero Rd. Children run their tables, with adult assistance, and keep their profits. All items for sale must be fun stuff: toys, games, dress-up attire, books, bikes, DVDs. Refreshments and food items will be available by the Hamilton Centers Auxiliary. General admission is $1. Table registration is required by noon Thursday or when all spaces are filled. For more information, call 770-5750. Westfield: Westfield Historic Underground Railroad Ghost Walk • Learn more about Westfield’s spooky history at 7 p.m. Saturday at Asa Bales Park, 132 W. Main St. The walking tour, which lasts approximately two hours, is filled with stories of ghosts of the Underground Railroad mixed with modern-day gangsters and spirits from Westfield’s haunted history. Cost is $18, $13 for senior citizens and children. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 840-6456 or visiting February 19, 2013 | 17

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Gordon Bonham & Tom Harold Live at the Slippery Noodle Inn • Enjoy an evening of blues and jazz at the Noodle • 8:30 p.m. • 372 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis • no cover charge on Tuesdays • 6316974 •


Indiana Pacers vs. wednesday New York Nicks • Boom Baby! Cheer on the Pacers and join the contagious energy of the Pacemates and mascots Boomer and Bowser at Bankers Life Fieldhouse • 7 p.m. • 125 South Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis • Starts at $10 • 917-2727 • Booth Tarkington Civic Theater Presents: ‘The Fox On The Fairway’ • Golf and love mishaps are in full swing in this comedy by Ken Ludwig. May not be suitable for children. • 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday • Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, 3 Center Green, Ste. 200, Carmel • $39; $29 for students under 18 • 843-3800 •


‘9 to 5: The Musical’ • Based on the 1980 comedy movie starring Dolly Parton, three office workers seek revenge on their sexist, egotistical, hypocrite of a boss. • 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday • Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis • Starts at $37.50 • 872-9664 • www. Actors Theatre of Indiana Presents ‘The Musical of Musicals’ at the Studio Theatre • This satire takes aim at musicals by using different musical styles to tell the a single story: “You Must Pay The Rent.” It’s an Off-Broadway production that pokes at the big names, like Rodgers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Weber. • 7:30 p.m. Thursday • 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday • 2 p.m. Sunday • starting at $35.50 for single full, $35.50 for senior tickets and $20 for single student tickets on Thursday • 355 City Center Dr., Carmel • 843-3800 • Indiana Motorcycle Expo • Three-day motorcycle show during the second weekend of the Boat, Sport and Travel Show • 3 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday • Indiana Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis • Adult tickets $13 for one day; $20 for two; One day senior ticket (60 and older) $11; $8 for children 6 to 12; Free for children 5 and under • 927-7500 • www.


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‘Ruinous Remake of Wizard of Oz’ • An environmentally-friendly 21st Century comedy of the famous musical, Dorothy has a smart phone, the Tin Man is recyclable, the Scarecrow is stuffed with organic hay and the Cowardly Lion is a vegan. • 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday • The Milano Inn, 231 S. College Ave., Indianapolis • Starting at $23.25 • 6840668 •

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The Center Presents Voca People • These international vocal theatre performers combine a cappella and beat box vocals to reproduce the sounds of many instruments, including trumpets and guitars. • 7 p.m. • The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel • Starts at $18 for students under 18; starts at $48 for adults • 8433800 • The Center Presents Renée Fleming • Named the No. 1 singer in 2010 by “Salzburger Festspiele Magazin,” Fleming’s performance encompasses Richard Strauss, Claude Debussy, Giacomo Puccini and more. • 7 p.m. • The Fleming Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel • Starts at $18 for students under 18; starts at $33 for adults • 843-3800 • www.thecenterfortheperformingarts. org

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When it comes to cinematic adaptations of monstrously huge fantasy literary franchises like “Harry Potter” and “The Lord of the Rings,” there are two schools of thought. On the one hand are people who think they run too long and are self-indulgent – the sort of folks who joke about “LOTR” having five endings. Then there are those like myself who love to see every subplot and nuance of our beloved books captured onscreen with a slavish devotion to detail. For those, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is the nirvana of sword & sorcery fealty. Season 2 saw a considerable ramping up in the world war overtaking the land of Westeros, as the death of King Robert Baratheon left the

succession to the throne in dispute. The narrative generally circles around the competing claims of three clans: the rich and power-hungry Lannisters, the gruff but noble Stark northmen and the Baratheon brothers. The show does deviate from the book in ways both big and small, such as Robb Stark’s speedy romance and marriage. But the story takes on a grandiose, epic feel as it builds toward the huge battle of Blackwater. Movie: A-minus


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Peterson's The Scoop: A touch of immense class resides in the heart of Fishers. Peterson’s offers a new dimension of up-scale with an atmosphere of class and elegance. An impressive menu features the finest in steaks and seafood. For the past 13 years, this family owned and operated restaurant has been a destination for those seeking a dining experience like no other. Whether one desires accommodations for a large party or simply an intimate evening for two, Peterson’s is the place for an evening of eloquence. Type of food: Steak and seafood Price of entrees: $25 to $46 Specialties: Steaks Wine Recommendation: Chardonnay Reservations: Accepted Hours: 5 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: 598-8863 Address: 7690 E. 96th St., Fishers Website:

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The Center for the Performing Arts held an intimate reception for those community members participating in the Center’s 2013 Encore Celebration Gala June 28-29. The reception was held at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Indianapolis. Michael Feinstein, a multiplatinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist and the artistic director of the CFTPA, expressed his gratitude to the region and its residents for embracing not only the Great American Songbook, but the arts as a whole. Last year’s Gala featured performances from Barry Manilow, Clay Aiken and more. For more information, visit www.thecenMichael Feinstein (Photos by Christian Sorrell)

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2013 Encore Celebration Gala Weekend – This year’s Encore Celebration Gala has now been restructured to take place during two nights in Carmel and Indianapolis. On June 28, the Gala Weekend will kick off with a dinner and auction at the Indiana Roof Ballroom featuring music of the Tom Postilio Orchestra. On June 29, the weekend continues with the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Induction honoring Frank Sinatra and Liza Minelli. The Induction will feature live musical performances celebrating all the Hall of Fame inductees as well as an after party. For information, tickets and table prices, visit

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(Above) Jeff and Cathy Paschen, Mark Thacker, Margo Underhill celebrate in The Knebel Donor Room at The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre on Feb. 8. (Right) Cheri Dick is the executive director of The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre where "The Fox on The Fairway" is being performed through Feb. 23. For more information visit (Photos by Heather Clark)

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Riverview Red Ball Riverview Hospital Foundation held its Red Ball on Feb. 9 at Lucas Estate, 1142 W. 106th St., Carmel. The ball, with presenting sponsor BMO Harris Bank, celebrated Riverview Hospital’s cardiovascular program. It included “Heartfelt” remarks by Riverview patients, dancing, tours of the Lucas Estate and fundraising for the Riverview Hospital Foundation, which has secured more than $4 million in donations for cardiology since its inception. (Photos by Robert Herrington)

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Commentary by Carol Applegate Registered Nurse and Elder Law Attorney As an elder law attorney and registered nurse, I’m often in a position to provide my clients with a wide spectrum of advice and ideas. It’s a sometimes daunting task assisting families navigate the complex and confusing waters of Medicaid, Medicare and guardianship. But there are times when I get some great tips and ideas from clients. That happened earlier this year when the daughter of a client – mired in the task of caregiving – suggested I read, “A Bittersweet Season: Caring For Our Aging Parents – And Ourselves.” “You have to read this, Carol,” she said. “I just could not get through all this if I hadn’t read this book.” And so I did. I read Jane Gross’ best selling book that details her own journey as a caregiver as well as providing insight to and actual tactics on managing that process. As someone on the front lines of elder issues with family caregivers, it became immediately clear that this book was a wealth of knowledge presented in both a compassionate yet objective way. And, I wanted to share this message with as many people as I could. That was early last spring; six months later, we are in the final stages of preparing for our Voice of Aging Family Caregivers’ Conference scheduled for Feb. 26 where we anticipate 300 attendees. In addition to the keynote presentation by Jane Gross, we have put together four break-out sessions on topics ranging from The Hardest

ing for a loved one today or anticipate doing so in the future, this conference is intended to provide access to some of the best resources in Central Indiana, not to mention advice on coping from health and social service professionals. I am thrilled and excited to be able to present this program. I am confident that those facing the challenging and even consuming days of caregiving will come away with a wealth of knowledge and renewed vision of their very important role.

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Is it time for your Zumba party? Commentary by April Conard

a good time but a healthy time as well. We should not be afraid of the unknown. Of course, trying anything new will require Fitness is a major factor in living a healthy time to learn and adjust but again, part of the life. People who do not work out may use the fun! I am always telling people, leave your fear excuse that it is “not fun.” Let me ask you, if a at the door and just let loose for an hour. I mean workout was like going to a party, would you what do you have to lose do it? Excuses be gone Zumba never gets old, but a few pounds? because that is what the as you become more aquatinted Zumba is not about Zumba program is all your dance expertise or about! It’s an exhilarating, with the routines, you can get an how much rhythm you effective, easy-to-follow, even better burn on. have. If you love music Latin-inspired, calorieand want to get in shape, just hop in and enjoy. burning dance fitness-party that’s moving milBefore participants know it, they’re getting fit lions toward joy and health. I have been teaching Zumba for six years, and it and their energy levels are soaring! This class never ceases to amaze me how much fun I am hav- often builds a deep-rooted community among returning students, a.k.a. Zumba buddies! ing each and every class. What is even more fun Zumba never gets old, as you become more for me is seeing the happiness on the face of others aquatinted with the routines, you can get an as we shimmy and shake to the beat of the music. even better burn on. You can step a little wider, When participants see a Zumba class in acjump a little higher and cheer a little louder. tion, some can’t wait to give it a try; for many, (Yes, class participation is a must!) however, they will automatically decide it is not You have seen the infomercial and you may have for them. What, smiling is not for you? Because played the Wii game, now it is time to give the real that is what you are going to do a lot of if you thing a try! Zumba - why don’t you join the party? give Zumba a try. Even if you mess up every move in the class, you are still burning calories. And if you can laugh at yourself, even better, Noblesville resident April Conard is now you are tightening your core as well! an NETA- certified trainer and Group Fitness Director at the Noblesville As adults we are so afraid of what others Athletic Club. You may contact her at might think that we miss out on many chances to have a good time. Zumba will not only mean

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Nobody remembers neutral Commentary by David Cain I woke to the sound of a hairdryer. I tossed and turned, unable to fall back sleep despite the closed door to the bathroom. It seemed like a minute that was actually an hour when I woke back up. The hum of the hairdryer woke me for a bit and then it actually lulled me back to a slumber. We are all programmed, for our own safety, to recognize disruptions. We notice the things that are out of the ordinary. The abrupt change from silence to a hairdryer is but one example. Once my mind resolved what it was and got comfortable with the disrupter, it blended in and lost its ability to keep my attention. Nobody remembers neutral. Nobody remembers things that blend in. The message or value proposition of a company is no different. Messages have to stand out and continue to do so

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Conditional grammar Commentary by Jordan Fischer A lot of people don’t know this about me, but I almost went to school for computer programming. One of the first pieces of computer syntax you learn in basic programming is “if-then” statements. In computer terms, if you press the “K” button on your keyboard, then a “K” will appear on your screen. If the computer’s internal clock reads 7 a.m., then it will conduct an automated virus scan. Like most aspects of programming, “if-then” statements are based on an element of grammar: conditional sentences. During my explanation last week of comma splices, I found myself using conditional sentences frequently, and so I thought it would be appropriate to examine them this week. Conditional sentences are used to express implied or hypothetical situations and their consequences. As with our computer, in a conditional sentence if one thing is true, then another thing will happen. For example: If I do not go to work, then I will lose my job. If I do not wash my clothes, then they will become dingy. There are three main types of conditional sentences in English: implicative, predictive (or hypothetical) and counterfactual (or unfulfilled hypothetical). So far we have only talked about implicative sentences: If “A” happens, then “B”

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will happen. Implicative sentences are used for certainties. Hypothetical/predicative sentences are used for possibilities. For example: If there’s a zombie outbreak, civilization will collapse. Although it is a possible scenario, a zombie outbreak does not necessarily mean a collapse of civilization. The last sort of conditional sentence, counterfactual/unfulfilled hypothetical, is used for statements which are obviously false or unlikely. For example: If I were a betting man, I’d say this will be a mild winter. The understanding is that the speaker is not a betting man, and therefore does not wish to predict the season’s weather. This form is often used to state things which you aren’t going to do, or which aren’t going to happen. Before I leave you, I want to note that the conditional sentence is one occasion in which commas may be used without coordinating conjunctions. Because the first part of a conditional sentence is a dependent clause – “If ‘A’” – and not an independent clause, a conjunction is not needed to attach it to the main clause – “Then ‘B.’” Jordan Fischer is a contributing columnist for Current Publishing. To ask Jordan a grammar question, write him at

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Consider the splurge's purpose Commentary by Vicky Early It happens to all of us. An innocent afternoon of browsing leads to the discovery of that one thing that turns our head, patters our heart and won’t leave our thoughts. Now, all that is coming between us and the coveted decorating item is a stealthy price tag. Can a thing whose purpose in this world is as elemental as decorating our home ever be worth the financial splurge? The answer is always, “It depends!” If the heart’s desire is the latest trend, close your purse, put your wallet away and bid the item farewell. Fads and trends translate to temporary and short lived and the high price tag is unnecessary. Fads can be color as well as style. If your accent color is orange, it is wiser to feature the tangerine hue in less expensive pillows than in custom window treatments. If it is a core piece of upholstered furniture, the splurge becomes an investment. Quality can’t be faked and is evident in upholstery through comfort and longevity. A cheap sofa might withstand the rigors

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Guest suite remodel features old-world feel Commentary by Larry Greene ORIGINAL SPACE: This West Carmel home was built in the 1980s, and the current homeowners have lived there for eight years. According to the homeowner, “The space was a kid’s playroom. They now have the basement to use, so we wanted to turn it into an extra bedroom suite for family and guests. We were picturing a grandmother’s suite.” DESIGN PHASE: The original footprint worked fairly well for the new design, though walls and plumbing had to be added to allow for a new bathroom. Adding the bathroom required that the double doors into the bedroom be moved as well. The slope of the ceiling was raised to 10 feet, stealing space from the attic, but not altering the exterior roof line. WOOD PLANK CEILING: To achieve the look the homeowner was going for, the ceiling was covered with engineered wood plank flooring from Castle Combe in a Worcester color. The floors were covered with the same material in a Cotswald color. New maple cabinetry in nutmeg with a black glaze and distressing was used for the window seat and the snack bar areas.

Before GUEST BATH DETAILS: For the bathroom, 4-inch by 16-inch Silver Disk marble floor tiles set in a chevron pattern were used. The wall tile consisted of a variety of uniquely shaped glass tiles, including a glass molding wainscoting. The shower was laid in Skyline Verona marble, using 1-inch by 1-inch tiles on the floor, 18inch by 18-inch tiles on the walls, and 12-inch by 12-inch tiles on the ceiling. Chrome Brizo faucets and a vanity from Restoration Hardware finished the space. FINAL RESULT: “I wanted an organic elegance style in the design, through texture and

After color,” the homeowner said. “My favorite part is the wood plank ceiling. Also, the dark brown, distressed flooring idea came from a ski lodge we stayed at in Utah. We liked the warmth and the old-world feel, so we wanted to have that in the guest suite.”

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