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he is calm and absolutely confident. As she carefully affixes the stamp to the last envelope and drops the entire bundle in the mailbox, she knows she has made the right choice. She could be an event planner trying to put together the perfect retirement party or Bat mitzvah. Or, she could be a business professional planning a mid-size trade show or a business luncheon. But, in this case, she is an excited bride to be; totally confident her wedding will be special because her invitations include the words Ritz Charles. There is good reason for her confidence in the decision to choose the Ritz Charles. She knows the trusted name in our community has a reputation for excellence, having served central Indiana family's entertainment and catering needs for more than two decades. She also knows by reputation and experience, the staff at the Ritz will attend to her every need and will strive for perfection even to the smallest detail. But what central Indiana families do not know is a major transformation has slowly been taking place. A new era; a brand new chapter in the story of Ritz Charles is being written for all to read.

“An exciting new chapter is being written in the story of Ritz Charles.� Immediately after walking through the front door and into the newly remodeled lobby, she had to remind herself she has been here many times before. A new modern yet classic look is what first alerts her senses this is not your father's Ritz Charles. The entire facility has been remodeled, redecorated, reconfigured and remade into the new, dazzling Ritz Charles. From a complete overhaul of the exterior campus including flowers, sidewalks and parking lot, to the interior where nothing remains the same. Breathtaking changes that must be seen to believe include carpeting, tables, chairs, lighting, wall coverings, ceilings and yes, even the trim; all new.

It is one thing to upgrade the look and feel of the facilities, but quite another challenge to improve on what the Ritz is really known for; excellent food. Vowing to let nothing escape a critical eye for evaluation and improvement, new menus and artistic food presentations have been inspired by Executive Chef Warren Miklos. His advanced recipes show off the stunning color and style of today's foods which also promise to delight the palate. Always known for using the highest quality meats, fresh caught fish and naturally grown chicken products, Warren and his skilled team of culinarians have pledged to keep seeking flavorful perfection. Talented Executive Pastry Chef, Amy Barnes has not escaped fame for her ability to capture any bride's vision of the perfect looking and creamy tasting wedding cake. She is featured on an ongoing basis in many recognized trade magazines. But, there is much more to her work than just sculpting wedding cakes. Every pastry for the early breakfast meeting to the sweet treats served after a full banquet are created from only the finest ingredients. Everything she creates is made from scratch, per event as though it just came warm out of the oven on a bright and cheerful Sunday morning. The Ritz is not just a place, but a sought after destination enhanced by caring and talented staff. Brides to be choose the Ritz Charles to lock in that feeling of confidence and allow the professionally accomplished staff to work on her behalf creating the perfect day. With her invitations safely in the mail, this bride to be can relax, knowing everything is under control. But, it is hard not to get too excited knowing her guests will be awestruck at the transformation they see when they too, walk through the front doors for the first time and experience the NEW Ritz Charles.

Passersby traveling on US 31 use the Ritz Charles distinctive Wedding Chapel and the transparent Garden Pavilion as eye catching landmarks. These two unique facilities both received their share of attention for a fresh, new appearance without interfering with any of the characteristics guests have come to admire. The Chapel is simple in style yet elegant in feel. The 35 foot vaulted ceilings are not only dramatic for the perfect wedding ceremony but they acoustically enhance the sound of music. For even more variety, the Garden Pavilion featuring the famous glass walls and ceiling offer the special feel of a beautiful outdoor venue. Seventeen French doors swing open wide and invite guests onto a beautiful floral patio, always to the delight of anyone with a camera.

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GEICO and 1,200 jobs coming to Carmel news@currentincarmel.com Last week, Gov. Mike Pence and Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard joined GEICO Chairman Tony Nicely to announce the GEICO’s plans to locate a customer service center in Carmel, creating up to 1,200 new jobs by 2016. GEICO will invest millions to lease, renovate and equip a 109,000-square-foot space at 101 W. 103rd St. The new office, which is expected to be operational by late April, will house professional insurance agents, their training and supervisory teams and additional management and support staff with an average salary of approximately $30,000. “Indiana continues to win the business of leading corporations like GEICO,” Pence said. “While our greatest selling point is always our quality workforce, Indiana’s fiscal stability, low-tax climate and business-friendly policies make days like today happen. We welcome GEICO to Indiana and are confident the gecko will find that our state works for business.” Nicely said he was very pleased that his company’s growth made it possible for the new office and the new opportunities. “We chose central Indiana because we know there is a talented and well-educated workforce in this area, and we want to offer people long-term career opportunities as we continue to expand,” he said. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Government Employers In-

Prevail to hold Second Annual Spring Fashion Show – Prevail, Inc. will hold its Second Annual Spring into Fashion Fashion Show on April 18 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Woodland Country Club, 100 Woodland Lane. The event will feature an inspirational speaker, a coin purse raffle, dinner and runway fashion show. Tickets are $55 per person and sponsored tables are available. Reservations are required by April 12. For the full release, visit www.currentincarmel.com and click On The Web.

From left, GEICO Director Gary McKenzie, Mayor Jim Brainard, the GEICO Gecko and Gov. Mike Pence. (Photo by Christian Sorrell)

surance Co. up to $10 million in conditional tax credits and up to $400,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performancebased, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Carmel supports the project. “We are thrilled to welcome GEICO’s first Indiana location to the Carmel com-

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munity. Our focus and commitment to a high quality of life and low taxes are always key in attracting and retaining business. When a company with a solid reputation such as GEICO decides to invest in our city, we realize a long-term gain through economic development and job growth. With the creation of 1,200 jobs by 2016, this is great news for Carmel and the region,” Brainard said. GEICO’s announcement puts the total number of jobs slated to come to Carmel by 2016 at more than 1,500. Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. and NextGear Capital recently announced that they would be expanding, creating more than 300 new jobs during the next several years.

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news@currentincarmel.com Today through Thursday, Carmel Clay Schools will be holding open forums for each of the finalist for the CCS superintendent position. One forum session has been scheduled for each of the three tentative finalists: • Finalist A: Today from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Educational Services Center • Finalist B: Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Educational Services Center • Finalist C: Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center Each Public Forum will consist of a short reception, opening remarks from the candidate and a public question-and-answer session. Carmel Supt. Dr. Jeff Swensson announced at a school board meeting late last year that he would be stepping down from his position at the end of June. Swensson has not yet announced any plans for his future employment or possible retirement.

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Ray examines Daniels, Pence and the expansion of Medicaid – Current columnist Andy Ray weighs in with his thoughts on the fiscal side of Gov. Daniels’ time in office, the transition to Gov. Pence and what the expansion of Medicaid could mean for Indiana. Ray writes, “Gov. Daniels’ health plan was great. But now, it’s been trumped at the federal level. Yes, I know we’re a 'states’ rights' Ray kind of state here, but rejecting Medicaid would be a huge blow to Indiana.” For the full column, visit www.currentincarmel.com and click On The Web. CCS recognized for music education - The NAMM Foundation has named Carmel Clay School District among the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States. Last Friday, CCS held a special presentation and student concert to honor the efforts of the parents, teachers and students who have made strengthening music education programs in local schools a priority. For more information on the award and the event, visit www.currentincarmel.com and click On The Web. ‘There’s no place like Home Place’ – Current columnist April Morrow looks into the history of Home Place and its residents. Morrow writes, “This community is defined more by the ingenuity of its residents than any other quality.” For the full column, visit www.currentincarmel. com and click On The Web. St. Vincent named one of ‘56 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know’ – “Becker’s Hospital Review” has recognized the St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in its list of “56 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know,” which highlights top-performing physician-owned hospitals throughout the United States. There are roughly 240 physicianowned hospitals in the country, and the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected the health providers based on clinical accolades, quality care, patient satisfaction rankings and other criteria. For the full release, visit www.currentincarmel.com and click On The Web. Community names vice president of oncology services - Myra Fouts has been named vice president of oncology services for Community Health Network and will oversee the health system’s patient-centered cancer programs and operations. Fouts officially began her role March 12. For the full release, visit www.currentincarmel.com and click On The Web.

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Carmel City Council – March 18 What happened: Increase in thefts from cars What it means: Councilor Luci Snyder shared details from the criminal investigations report. Carmel’s southeast district experienced nine thefts from cars in the first week of January alone. There have been 36 thefts from cars so far this year. Head of criminal investigations Major Randy Schalburg told Snyder these thefts were “crimes of opportunity.” Citizens parked unlocked cars in driveways with valuables inside. In one instance, the keys were left in the ignition. These vehicles become targets for criminals. “Carmel is not Camelot,” Snyder said. “Our police need your cooperation and common sense.” Police recommend parking vehicles in locked garages if available. Vehicles parked in the open should be locked and valuables stored in the trunk or hidden.

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What happened: Citizen concerned with street conditions What it means: John Acceturro addressed the council about street damages and the possibility of a low repaving budget. “I understand there’s only $500,000,” he said. Acceturro presented photos of potholes, sinking pavement and cracked brick in areas east of both Meridian Street and Keystone Parkway. He pointed out damages included the high profile Arts & Design District. Acceturro suggested increased truck traffic with heavy loads from the Keystone project may have caused the damages at 136th Street and Carey Roads. Councilor Woody Rider said street conditions remain a priority. Rider encouraged him and others to report damage to the Street Dept. “They are very diligent with repairs,” he said. Rider also stated that citizens may contact council representatives who would be happy to make the call. Mayor Brainard said the repaving budget totals $1.7 million from separately-named funds.

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App aims to zap food waste By Maddie Scott • news@currentincarmel.com Rajesh Karmani, developer of the Zero Percent app, made an appearance March 19 at Einstein Bros Bagels to provide a live demonstration of how his new food donation-focused app works. The Zero Percent app was created to make it possible for restaurants to donate food to those less fortunate quickly and easily. Einstein Bros Bagels, 2350 E. 116th St., has partnered with Zero Percent in order to help Carmel get one step closer to zero food waste. Karmani and his team, Omar Muniz and Julie Carlson, showed local nonprofit organizations and food pantries Second Helping, Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Merciful Help Center and Food Link how easy it is to create a free account for the local restaurant. Zero Percent is location-based, so only volunteers within six miles of a location will be notified. “The issue at hand isn’t getting enough volunteers (to collect food donations), rather it is having reliable volunteers,” said one volunteer as the others shook their heads in agreement. “Zero Percent is fixing the problem food pantries might encounter when it comes to reliability,” said John Williamson, president and founder of Food Rescue. Zero Percent makes it possible

for volunteers who aren’t able to pick up food to quickly let food pantries know so that a message may then be sent on to the next volunteer. After creating the account for the Einstein Bros, Karmani demonstrated how the employees would enter any food remaining at the end of the day. Once the amount of food has been entered into the system, it alerts volunteers at local soup kitchens and shelters through text messages and e-mail until it can find a volunteer who is able to pick up the donation. “It’s a great way to use technology,” said Jayne Slatm, director of Merciful Help Center. “Technology rescuing food is a new angle in the war on hunger,” Williamson said. “The statistics on food waste are shocking,” Williamson said. “Today, 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten.” Zero Percent started in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., and has since spread to the Phoenix, Denver and now Indiana. Zero Percent has also had success at an Einstein Bros Bagels store in Urbana where it recently diverted 100 leftover bagels to the local Salvation Army. Zero Percent hopes to start a cultural movement against food waste. For more information on the Zero Percent app, e-mail hello@zeropercent.us, call 217-731-1077 or find Zero Percent on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zeropercent.cmi.

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Record-breaking fundraiser Commentary by Jeff Worrell As a kid growing up, I remember the Jerry Lewis Telethon to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy as a very big deal. For two day I was glued to the TV watching group after group march on stage and hand Jerry a giant cardboard check. I convinced my parents to drive me to the downtown area of Des Moines, Iowa, so I could see Jerry and those checks and give him some money of my own. I don’t believe I was permanently scarred to learn Jerry was not anywhere near Des Moines, Iowa, but I do remember getting caught up in all of the excitement once I did get downtown. The local effort to support the national telethon was electrifying and clearly required a lot of work. For a host of different reasons, the Jerry Lewis Telethon is not quite as big a deal for me these days as it used to be. However, I wonder whether today’s younger generation will look back from adulthood and remember the Carmel Education Foundation Telethon. A long time 27-year tradition went through a major renovation this year. The results, a whopping $35,000 in donations shattering all previous records. Yes, that is 35 with a capital “T.” The children in the Carmel Clay School District will benefit from the generosity of time and talent from the Carmel community. Headed up by an All Star threesome of Stephanie McDonald, Janet Corbin

and Barb Danquist, the money raised will go directly to improving academic achievement. The Carmel Education Foundation funds educational classroom grants and college scholarships. Students from the National Honor Society and CHS Key Club along with parents and friends executed an outbound calling program to reach out and ask for donations. During their telephone blitz, they enjoyed food and snacks from some of Carmel’s most loyal and supportive businesses. Joe’s Butcher Shop, Jimmy Johns, Which Wich and MCL Cafeteria made sure the outbound caller’s stomach did not grumble and interfere with the kindness and benevolence of Carmelites. The CEF Telethon was complete with entertainment designed to get callers to part with their dollars. Nine elementary school and 2 middle school choirs, jazz band and ORFF Ensembles performed to the delight of the live audience and Channel 99 viewers. It is widely accepted that Carmel Schools are highly competitive and a primary factor which helps to make Carmel great. The Carmel Education Foundation is doing its part to make sure that trend continues. Jeff Worrell is a member of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission. He recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel” on cable channel 16. Contact him at jworrell@ advantagemedical.com

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gummies to take during the marathon to see what works! My mom would always say drink a cup of coffee race day morning, but I gave up coffee two years ago when I was on a trip to Sierra Leone, Africa, so I just stick to water now. If I’m not running, I’m: being a mom.  I have an 8-month-old so I love to be spending time with her and my husband. I also love to read, cook and travel. My advice for new runners: Start small and never focus on distance. When I go out for runs I think to myself, “I am going to be running for x amount of time.”  Build up to where you want to be and find someone to run with.  Also, do not find excuses! Why I like living and running in Carmel: Carmel has great paths and awesome sidewalks to run! We are very fortunate to live in a city that supports running, walking and biking! Take advantage of all the great amenities your tax dollars pay for! I also love running in Carmel because my sister lives here, and we run together most mornings. I think it has made us closer and gives us time away from our kids to chat and talk.

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Library’s future discussed By Nina Johnson • news@currentincarmel.com On March 18, appointee Jim Hehner updated the city council with an overview of the Carmel Clay Public Library’s progress and five-year plans. Hehner opened his report with thanks to library director Wendy Phillips, stating “she’s one of the reasons our library runs so smoothly.” The building is 14-years-old and projects have included updating carpet and repurposing rooms for book club and middle school student activities. Security officers have been hired for after school hours when the number of patrons sometimes more than doubles. “In a large way, (they) act as a relationshipbuilding tool with the young patrons of the library,” Hehner said. “We’ve worked on improving the traffic flow in the parking lot. We’ve done the best we can with the space that we have.” Radio-frequency ID check-out systems and self-check kiosks throughout the library have eliminated long lines. Hehner said these features “have been very well received.” Hehner highlighted an immediate focus on “exploring new ways to serve patrons who are geographically distant from the actual, physical building.” To increase convenience for patrons on the city’s west side, a remote drop-box was installed at the CVS pharmacy at 131st Street and Towne Road. Patrons with extenuating physical cir-

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cumstances can now register for Homebound Service by contacting the Reader’s Advisory desk to coordinate home delivery. “We have a ton of online databases,” Hehner said. Access to Tutor.com through the library website provides live online tutoring for students of all ages. The service is free to patrons and includes assistance for job seekers. Plans include making the website more “virtual” by increasing access to additional online databases. With a financial literacy grand award from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the library will soon provide patron access to financial software. Hehner recognized the dedication of the Library Foundation Guild and the Friends of the Library volunteers as a vital part of the library’s success. Community donations fill the library bookstore where all sales benefit the library. The Friends Spring Book Sale will be April 26 and 27.

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of Indiana’s most important assets, a training ground for so many of our state’s leaders and for outstanding lawyers around the world. I plan to Indiana University-Purdue University Indiado everything in my power to earn the trust that napolis last week announced the appointment Indiana University has placed in me. And I am of Andrew R. Klein, a Carmel resident and forexcited about working hand in hand mer Carmel Clay School Board Preswith a tremendous faculty, excellent ident, as the dean of the IU Robert students and many loyal alumni who H. McKinney School of Law. share my enthusiasm for our school.” Klein will begin his new position Klein is a member of the American July 1, pending approval of the IU Law Institute, a Distinguished Fellow Board of Trustees. Klein, 50, has of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation served in the Chancellor’s Cabinet as and a member of the Illinois Bar. Adchief of staff since 2010 and took on ditionally, he serves as reporter for the additional responsibilities as associCivil Jury Instructions Committee ate vice chancellor for academic afKlein of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the fairs in 2012. As chief of staff, Klein Seventh Circuit and is on the executive commithandles a range of campus-related responsibilitee of the Association of American Law Schools ties, including oversight of the IUPUI intercolSection on Torts and Compensation Systems. legiate athletics program. Klein served on the Carmel Clay School Klein, who will be the 12th dean of the Board of Education from 2008 to 2013, holdMcKinney School since it became part of IU in ing the office of president from 2009 to 2010. 1944, has been a member of the school’s faculty Additionally, he is a board member of the Masince 2000. dame Walker Theatre, the National Art Museum “I am honored for this opportunity,” Klein of Sport and Play Ball Indiana. said. “The McKinney School of Law is one Transit forum Thursday - A public mass transit forum will be Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Carmel City Hall, 1 Civic Square. Get your questions answered about the progress of legislation for funding mass transit plans for Central Indiana. Indy Connect Now, will give a status report on HB1011 and transit planning for Hamilton County and the greater metro area. Representatives of the Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority will be on hand to answer questions.

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Carmel continues its strong rebound from the housing crisis, with more than 50 new home starts this year, according to building permit records. The number is a significant jump from the same time in 2012, which is extremely good news for homebuilders. The 353 single-family new homes built last year was the most since the recession hit five years ago and was nearly double the number of homes built in 2009. “This is the eighth-straight month where we have seen an increase in permits in a year-overyear percent comparison,” Steve Lains, CEO, of the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis,

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Police departments join forces By Janelle Morrison • news@currentincarmel.com In response to the recent bank robberies that have occurred in Carmel, Zionsville and Avon, the towns’ police departments have joined forces in an attempt to apprehend the suspects that they believe are involved in all three robberies. Detectives from the respective law enforcement agencies recently met at a multi-jurisdictional meeting to discuss the robberies. Working along with the FBI, these agencies hope to catch the suspects before they strike again. On Feb. 11, Avon Police Dept. reported that around 10:23 a.m., two males armed with handguns went into the Indiana Member’s Credit Union, 10438 E U.S. 36, Avon, and demanded money. The Carmel Police Dept. then responded to an armed robbery on Feb. 25 around 10:45 a.m. at The Ameriana Bank, 3975 W. 106th St. Witnesses stated that two males entered the bank armed with handguns Burglary at business along Carmel Drive – Last week, Carmel Police responded to a business burglary at Omega Designs, 162 W. Carmel Dr., that occurred sometime between 5:30 p.m. on March 19 and 8 a.m. on March 20. Entry was made through a rear glass door of the business that was smashed in. A number of lap top computers were taken. At the time of publication, there were no suspects according to police.

and demanded cash. The suspects fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. The latest incident occurred on March 11 when the Zionsville Police Dept. was notified of an armed robbery at the Key Bank, 11622 N. Michigan Rd., at 11:05 a.m. involving two males who demanded money and then fled the bank on foot. The suspects involved in all three robberies remain at large, and Lt. Jeff Horner with CPD spoke about the on-going investigation and the partnering of the agencies involved. “Detectives from all three departments have been working together as there are similarities regarding the suspects in all three cases,” Horner said. “The FBI was also contacted, and we will continue to work with Zionsville and Avon during these investigations.” Anyone with information is asked to call the Carmel Police Dept. at 571-2500, the Zionsville Police Dept. at 873-5967, the Avon Police Dept. at 272-4485 or Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS (8477). Hazel Landing Access road closure - The access road into Hazel Landing Park will be closed from March 25 to 28. Duke Energy will be installing a new transformer platform that will necessitate a new underground electrical duct bank be installed under the ingress/egress road. Contact Parks Maintenance at 573-4044 with questions.

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ESE gets national visit Commentary by Carmel Parks and Recreation Indianapolis will welcome the National AfterSchool Association annual convention to the Indianapolis Convention Center from April 7 to 10. The NAA is the primary voice of the after school profession and is “dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.” The NAA annual convention contains the most all-inclusive series of professional development opportunities for after school professionals anywhere in the United States. As an added bonus, the 2013 convention will mark the 25th anniversary of the NAA annual convention. Convention attendees will celebrate 25 years of commitment, dedication and passion for making a positive impact in the lives of children and youth. Children can often spend as much time in before/after school and summer programs as they do in the classroom. As a result, providing youth with high-quality, out-of-school time programs is paramount to success in school, college, work and life. Time spent in these programs offers children opportunities for personal growth, character development, academic support, enrichment activities, socialization and active play.

Providing these opportunities to the Carmel community is precisely what Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s Extended School Enrichment program strives to achieve. One of the convention highlights is the opportunity for attendees to visit local programs during a site visit. This year, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s ESE program is proud to provide the NAA convention attendees the opportunity to visit two after school programs in Carmel. Forest Dale Elementary and Mohawk Trails Elementary will open their doors to give convention visitors the opportunity to observe a few of the high-quality youth programs happening in greater Indianapolis All elementary school sites are Submitted photo comprised of the same core components of ESE, with each school customized to serve the best interests of the students and parents/guardians. The program emphasizes communication and problem solving skills and encourages students to work as a cohesive team, and to think independently, creatively, and critically in applying academic and social skills. Both sites are elated to have convention attendees visit their respective locations and look forward to the opportunity to spotlight their programs. For more information on the ESE program, please visit www.carmelclayparks.com/ese.

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COMMUNITY Cover Story University by the numbers • 265 students enrolled in the 2013 academic year • 32 teachers • 115-acre campus • $16,700 tuition for 2012-13 academic year • $120,000 or more average amount of merit scholarships per graduating senior • 100-percent college enrollment

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Private high school founded on trust, respect and creativity By Christian Sorrell • christian@youarecurrent.com During the last decade and a half, University High School, a private college preparatory school on west 116th Street, has methodically evolved. Every day, hundreds of Carmel residents drive by the school’s striking Fairbanks Hall, but only a small number have ever seen inside the school’s growing campus.

Creating a unique experience

Walking through University, the halls are calm. Not a single locker has an actual lock. Bells do not signal students from one class to the next. According to Head of School Chuck Webster, this is all the result of a school culture focused on student trust and personal responsibility. University’s mission statement and its culture are centered on excellence, personal responsibility, creativity, stewardship, diversity and mutual respect, support and trust. It is this strong sense of school culture that Webster says is at the heart of Webster the experience that University is hoping to create. It is one of the primary reasons Trustee Bob Kaspar and his family became involved with the school. “(My daughter) was really focused on culture in a high school that really allowed you to be who you are. The culture at University High School is very strong,” Kaspar said. “My daughter felt it when she did her shadow day. She felt that it was the best fit Kasper for her. (It was) focused on academics and focused on the student experience.”

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dents or teachers would like to address. This meeting is extended on Fridays so a guest from the community can speak, exposing students in four years at the school to 50 to 60 guest speakers. The school also has a three-week academic term between its fall and spring semesters. Known as January Term, it allows students to take one specially offered class and focus their studies on it. Every year, some courses offer travel opportunities inside and outside the country. Both Webster and Kaspar spoke extensively about January Term, touting its ability to revitalize the students before the beginning of the spring semester and give teachers an opportunity to teach outside their standard curriculum.

Becoming a part of the community

With University at 265 students and growing, the school is looking to develop its role in Carmel and the surrounding communities, hoping to avoid the “walled garden” atmosphere of many private schools. “One of the things we’ve always (thought) about is how to be a community resource, even more expansively than we’ve been so far,” Webster said. “We are working with St.Vincent’s Sports

A 15-year history In 1998, a group of local parents formed an exploratory committee, hoping to look into the perceived shortage of private high schools at the time. Over the following year, Chuck Webster, his wife Nancy and other faculty members were brought on, and University began the process of solidifying a curriculum. After buying 85 acres along 116th Street, University received a $1.5-million gift from a family foundation formed to support private schools. The gift allowed for the construction of temporary classrooms to begin on the property. University’s first academic year began in the fall of 2000 with 28 students and 10 faculty members. During the next decade, University would gain 30 more acres and build two permanent facilities, each more than 30,000 square feet. Current in Carmel

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Medicine in our training and athletics, and we are talking about some ways to get healthy sports and healthy P.E. to the Carmel community outside of school and how to use the land best to be a steward in the community.” In the past, University has asked entrepreneurs from Carmel and around Central Indiana to be part of student workshops, has taken part in community activities such as an annual choir performance at the Carmel Fire Dept. every holiday season and awarded annual Trailblazer Awards to members of the community that University feels personify the school’s core values. “While I think being a great school is one of the ways we (better Carmel), I think there are other things to do,” Webster said. “Stewardship is a big idea here, and the notion that you take care of things that are greater than yourself is in the DNA.”

On the horizon

After 13 academic years, University still is a relatively young organization. The average age of a private Indiana high school is 54. During the next several years, University aims to grow to a maximum size of 320 students. Webster and others believe that this is the ideal number for the school, given the current space. “Being small is a great strength for us,” said Kaspar, explaining that a number of the school’s unique opportunities would not be as easy to create on a larger scale. After reaching its self-imposed admission cap, University will be looking more toward servicing its current student population and its community better, rather than simply building more classrooms. “Institutionally, we feel like they’re young adults and can see what ideas look like when a large number of kids and faculty are committed to them,” Webster said. “We are looking for the next set of innovations. A lot of those are tied to culture and relationships. The newer ones will be tied more to community and to the final academic program.” For more information on University, visit www.universityhighschool.org. www.currentincarmel.com


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It is our position that officials at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis did the right thing by putting the campus and surrounding areas on lockdown and high alert after reports of a person with a gun was seen on campus. For more than four hours, the entire University, surrounding hospitals, schools and businesses remained locked down while five police departments searched the area looking for a gunman.

Though against school policy, possession of a firearm on a college campus is not illegal in the state of Indiana – so why the panic? With the onslaught of gun violence and mass shootings, it’s obvious that most Americans don’t feel safe. Perhaps the question has changed from, “How could this happen to me?” to “When will it happen to me?” in the minds of many. And if in fact, lockdowns are the new normal, there needs to be a greater emphasis placed on education of the process along with semantics clarification such as “lockdown” vs. “high alert” in potentially dangerous situations to ensure the maximum safety of all. Yes, it is an inconvenience, however, it’s better to be safe and keep the hope that all this preparedness will provide piece of mind and ultimately, save lives.

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Modern communication has come more and more to dictate continual availability. People carry their phones (and personal conversations) into some of the most improbable (and impolite) settings. On airplanes, in church and at the adjacent urinal, we have been unwilling witness to folks whose need for constant contact exceeds understanding. Unless they have the codes to our country’s nuclear arsenal and the North Koreans are attacking, what justifies the non-stop confab? When I first owned a cell-phone that wasn’t hard-wired to the floor of my car, I made the mistake of carrying the new gadget into a meeting with some much older colleagues. Certain that they’d be dazzled by my technological knowledge and surely justifiable superiority, I was disappointed by their disapproval. Rightly, they argued that attention to the person at hand is almost always more important than attending to a contact from another. Sure, we keep the phone handy when our kids

are out of the house and plan for those important and expected return calls. But, the world has yet to cease revolving because a message was answered an hour after it was received. A client, obsessive potential mate, or telemarketer who cannot wait until we finish our meeting is probably not worth the concern. Admittedly, I routinely lack the self-control to achieve my own goal as outlined above. The ringing phone, it seems like the crying baby, demands to be attended. For me, deactivating the ringer and hiding the device from view helps with lacking willpower. Interestingly even as I work to show respect for the one I’m with, the person calling often seems offended by the lack of immediate gratification. To whom do we owe our attention? And, do we have a right to demand that others be universally on call for us? Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmel.com.

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While it’s true that residents of Hamilton and Boone counties could benefit by the passage of a bill calling for a referendum on mass-transit funding, this nonsense needs to be stopped in its tracks right here and now. The fact of the matter is, the Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee has in front of it a bill calling for that very referendum in Hamilton and Marion counties, and here’s what it ultimately will mean if the referendum reaches the ballot and is passed: more taxes. Sadly, the bill already has passed the state House of Representatives. We’re with Gov. Mike Pence on this one. His plan has been, and continues to be, lower taxes for all of us – which is exactly as it should be. This effort clearly runs counter to his plan (and our hopes). We offer a hearty high-five to Sen. Luke Kenley (R-District 20), who dropped his co-sponsorship of the bill last week. We get that mass transit could become an economic-development engine, and that’s great … as long as it’s not on the taxpayers’ backs. Interesting, isn’t it, that when someone offers an idea that the first suggestion for funding it is “raise taxes”? Interesting, aggravating and unnecessary. No new taxes! Let’s see what can be done with what we have, and if we don’t have enough, well, we simply can’t afford it. This continual practice of reaching well beyond current financial means has to cease. Isn’t it more than enough now that the Feds are deeper into our wallets? When is enough actually going to be enough? We have a better way to improve transit, or the process by which one gets from here to there; it’s called repairing roads. Our money is sitting in the budgetsurplus drawer. Spend it to fix the sinkholes we avoid on a daily basis. Or, better yet, return it to taxpayers. Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@ youarecurrent.com.

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Seriously, consider the children! Commentary by Danielle Wilson I know it’s March Madness, but when did teaching kids to be bullies become acceptable in our world? I am so fed up with coaches who act like complete jerks I just want to scream. Instead, I shall vent my frustrations to you, my adoring public, some of whom are probably the aforementioned jerks. So be it. It’s time you were called out. My daughter plays basketball for an in-house church league. Only the most blatant shooting fouls are called, traveling is still OK, and even a basket for the other team is celebrated. Basically, everyone’s there to have fun and eat post-game cookie cake. But a recent game was different. For starters, the other team was a bit scary; they were tall and extremely aggressive, frazzling our girls from the get-go. But that’s good for them; playing physical is part of the game. Then two things happened in quick succession that turned this from an intense competition to a disgusting display of unsportsmanship and coaching. First, the other team called a switch mid-play that pit their best player against our worst even though coaches “assign” same-level players to each other to keep the game fair. The girl immediately stole the ball and scored an easy layup. Our coach called a time-out to discuss this with the other coach, who denied any accusations of rule-bending, claiming “she was just picking up the ball.” Whatever. If you need to cheat to win an 8-year-old level basket-

ball game, you have bigger issues. Minutes later, a different player on the opposing team, one who’d been warned repeatedly about holding and reaching in, quite literally threw one of our girls to the ground. When the teenage referee called the foul, madness ensued. From my end of the court, I couldn’t hear anything, but I did see this: Our player crying, the fouler screaming at the ref, our coach walking over to settle everyone, and then their coach coming off the bench to also yell at the referee. We were just one swing short of a complete melee. When the dust cleared, no one apologized to our player, the other team’s parents didn’t clap when she hobbled off the court, and after they won, their coaches didn’t shake hands with our players or coaches. This is Third. Grade. Girls. It’s not the NCAA tourney, for God’s sake. And even if it were, sportsmanship still should prevail. All this coach did was to encourage an atmosphere of disrespect and bullying. You should be ashamed of yourself, sir, as should your team parents who allow this behavior to continue. March Madness should be a celebration of basketball, not a total disregard for the sport. Peace out.

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A dentist with a remote? Commentary by Dick Wolfsie I’m not the kind of guy who sits in front of the TV all night and fiddles the remote control, jumping from station to station, failing to watch any particular show for more than a few minutes. No, I am not just another one of those guys. I am THE guy. So you can imagine how excited I was when I went to get my teeth cleaned the other day and my hygienist slapped a shiny black gadget in my hand, pointed to the TV, and stuck a probe into my gums. This was too good to be true. I flipped on the power switch, eager to see how many channels my dentist had subscribed to, wondering whether he had opted for satellite, cable or dish. The man was a marketing genius. You can’t learn this stuff in dental school. The TV came on. I pressed menu and gazed at my choices. It must have been a new service; I was unfamiliar with the programming: • ROOT CANAL • BRIDGES • IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING • TONGUE PIERCING Oh joy! Channels I had never surfed, horizons I had never conquered, buttons I had never pushed. This was potentially more exciting than the Fish Bowl Channel or the Backgammon Channel. It almost, almost, made the Golf Channel look boring.

But there was more. Each channel had a submenu: TEETH WHITENING 1. Symptoms 2. Diagnosis 3. Treatment 4. Prognosis 5. Payment Movies within movies, stories within stories, a concept made popular by Shakespeare and reintroduced by Dr. Coleman of Noblesville. I clicked on ‘Treatment.’ Frightening closeups of bad teeth filled the screen; visual effects crawled over the monitor, turning a horrid set of pearly grays into a string of chicklets so breathtaking I was eager to see who the cinematographer was. I dared not weep, for fear my tears would suggest over-sensitivity of the teeth rather than of the heart. As I started to get up from the chair, Dr. Coleman bounded into the room. “Dick, I just looked at your X-rays. You have a cavity in your right back molar. I’ll need to fill it.” And so he did. Dr. Coleman is a wonderful dentist. He did a great job filling my cavity. I can’t wait for the movie.

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The lure of a diabolical impulse Commentary by Mike Redmond

Occasionally I am seized by what I like to call “diabolical impulses.” These are not like your regular, garden-variety impulses, the ones that make you buy the candy bar from that display next to the cash register, or purchase that tractor I mentioned a couple of weeks back. A diabolical impulse can (A.) get you into trouble, (B.) forever alter your life, (C.) cost you a lot of money, and (D.) all of the above. And the answer is almost always (D.) Which of course, leads to (E.) you’re going to have a tough time explaining it to normal people. These sorts of impulses can only be planted by dark forces, which is why I call them diabolical. And as you have probably guessed, I am in the grips of one even as we speak and it involves a pedal steel guitar. A pedal steel guitar is the swooping, crying, ear-catching sound you hear in country music. I used to play it some. In fact, I got deeply into it, which was the problem. The pedal steel – a contraption that requires both hands, both feet, both knees and both hemispheres of your brain to play – is not an instrument that willingly gives up its secrets. It plays mind games. It used to wake me up in the middle of the www.currentincarmel.com

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Forest Dale Elementary School students listen to Joel ad Rachel Flanders explain sheep shearing as Grant Kennedy demonstrates the act. (Photos by Robert Herrington)

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More than 2,000 second-graders and their teachers visited 12 educational displays including agricultural products and live animals March 19 through 21 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville. Districts that participated were Carmel Clay, Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Southeastern, Noblesville and Westfield Washington. Displays included information on corn, soybeans, wheat, soil and water conservation, and more. Animal production and animal by-products were explained with the use of beef, dairy, goats, horses, llamas, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine. More than 100 volunteers, mostly current 4-H’ers, made the presentations to students and got them involved in hands-on activities.

Carmel: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ – This Friday, come see the musical classic “Singin’ in the Rain” on the big screen at the Palladium, 1 Center Green. The 1952 film stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Cyd Charisse. Tickets are $7.50 each. “Singin’ in the Rain” is the final film in the Great American Songbook film series that began in November of last year. For more information, visit www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org or call 843-3800. Fishers: Open mic night hosted by Keith Bliss – Head to Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub Thursday for open mic night. Either take the mic or grab a table and a coffee or craft brew. Time slots are available on first-come, first-served basis via the host’s sign-up sheet. Visit Hearthstone’s web site for a list of guidelines for jamming out. • 8 to 10 p.m. • 436-7049 • 8235 E. 116th St. • www. hearthstonecoffee.com Noblesville: Open Drawing Mondays – Come draw with Nickel Plate Studio artists Bruce Neckar and John Reynolds from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday nights now through June. These classes are a great opportunity for beginners, and a fun, relaxed opportunity for more experienced artists. Graphite sticks, newsprint and drawing boards are provided. Cost: $3 per person and attendees must be 15 years or older. For more information, visit www.nickelplatearts.org.

Hazel Dell Elementary School students pet a Pygmy Goat held by Hayley Williams of Hamilton Heights as they move to the next station.

Guerin holds ‘Respect Rally’ – Guerin Catholic High School has joined with Special Olympics Indiana to take part in the Spread the Word to End the Word initiative, a campaign directed at students to eliminate the hurtful use of the word "retard" from their vocabulary. Last week, Guerin Catholic High School took the campaign to a new level with a week-long initiative (during which students will take a pledge to "end the word") that culminated with its first ever "Respect Rally" last Friday. More than 500 members of Guerin Catholic’s Best Buddies program, Special Olympics Indiana athletes and Best Buddies participants took part in the event.

‘RANGA SHANKARAA’ Festival - On April 6 at 4:30 p.m., the Zionsville Performing Arts Center will hold a dance and music festival. This year, the festival will feature classical dance performance by a renowned professional troupe from India, a music recital and a dance presentation by local professional talent. The evening will showcase artists, exponents of the ancient Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam. Tickets are $25 per family, $10 for individuals and free for students. Tickets are available online at www. dancecostumesandjewelry.com.

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Westfield: An Easter musical – Union Bible College and Academy’s music department will present “The Day He Wore My Crown” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 434 S Union St. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.ubca.org. Zionsville: 22nd Annual Lion’s Club EGGnormous Egg Hunt – On Saturday, more than 13,000 eggs will be hidden in Lions Park stuffed with EGGciting goodies donated by the Lions Club and other local businesses. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a pancake and sausage breakfast for a donation to support Lions Park. At 10:30 a.m, the EGGnormous egg hunt will begin with staggered start times for various age groups. For more information or questions, contact Tara Worthley at taraw.lionclub@gmail.com. www.currentincarmel.com


NIGHT & DAY Event Calendar Serenade Jazz Orchestra Live at the Jazz Kitchen • Listen and dance to a variety of music, from Big Band to jazz, swing, selections from Earth, Wind & Fire to Basie, Maynard and Ellington • 5377 N. College Ave., Indianapolis • 7 to 10 p.m. • $10 admission • 253-4900 • www.thejazzkitchen.com

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‘Menopause, The Musical’ • A side-splitting musical comedy about women going through “the change,” hot flashes, memory loss and changes in sexual appetite set to music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s • 8 p.m • 8 p.m. shows Thursday and Friday; 1:30 and 8 p.m. on Saturday • Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis • Starting at $37.50 • 872-9664 • www.beefandboards.com

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Decorated Eggs Exhibit and Miniature Exhibits • Take your kids to see a varied display of decorated eggs and miniature houses, doll houses, and other collections. Decorated egg exhibit on display through March 30 • Wednesdays through Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. • Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, Inc., 111 E. Main St., Carmel • $5 admission for adults; $3 for children under 10 • 575-9466 • www. museumofminiaturehouses.org Live Music At Detour and Ladies Night • Live music, specials and Ladies Night • Starts at 5 p.m., with live music from 8 to 10 p.m. • Detour An American Grille • 571-0091 • 110 W. Main St., Carmel • www. detourcarmel.com $5 Martini: Night at Mo’s • thursday Your choice of five martinis for only $5 each every Thursday. Offer good for bar and cocktail lounge seating. • Mo’s – A Place for Steaks, 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd., Suite 155, Carmel • 660-0720 Hendricks Civic Theatre’s production of ‘Moon Over the Brewery’ • This comedy has a lot to offer. It’s a story about a mother trying to date a new man, and her daughter and daughter’s imaginary friend trying to break it up, and the changes that follow. • 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow • $12 for adults; $10 for seniors 62 and older and youth 18 and under • Longstreet Playhouse, 4998 N. CR 100 E., Danville • 252-9626 • www.hendrickscivic.com

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Great American Songbook Movie Series presents ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ • Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds star in this 1952 classic musical film about a singer in the silent film era who barely tolerates his leading lady, a shallow woman who believes they are a couple off-screen as well. • Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel • $7.50 • 7:30 p.m. • 843-3800 • www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org NCAA Division Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional • Don’t miss out on the 2013 NCAA tournament. • Check website or call for times • Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis • Check website or call for prices • 237-5000 • www.indianasportscorp.com/ www.currentincarmel.com

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny • Visit with the Easter bunny, eat a tasty breakfast and practice your creative skills with cookie decorating. • Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers • 9 to 11 a.m. • $16.95 adults; $12.95 members; $9.95 youth ages 2 to 12; $7.95 member youth • Admission to Conner Prairie is included in the price. Call ahead for reservations. • 776-6006 • www.connerprairie.org

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Easter Egg Hunt • Thousands of eggs for kids; the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. • begins 9 a.m. for those 3 and under; 9:30 a.m. for those 4 to 6; 10:30 for those 7 to 10. Sponsored by Franciscan St. Francis Health Carmel and Franciscan Immediate Care. • Clay Terrace, 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd., grassy knoll behind Kona Market and Mitchell’s Fish Market, Carmel • All participants must register at the mall, with registration already open. • 818-0725 • www.visithamiltoncounty.com Nefarious Noblesville Ghost Walk • Visit and listen to the stories of haunted bars, restaurants and businesses in downtown Noblesville. • Meets at the south side of the Court House Square, 839 Conner St., Noblesville • $18; $13 for children 11 and younger; $13 for seniors 65 and older • 8 p.m. • 840-6456 • www.unseenpress.com Parade-A-Bull • The Humane Society of Hamilton County celebrates “bully breeds” and invites the public to attend; a free seminar discusses fact and fiction of pit bulls and there will be a parade of solidarity. Discounts on vaccinations by FACE, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic; $20 microchipping; food and vendors • Noon; registration begins at 11:30 a.m. • Dogs of all breeds are welcome. All dogs must be on a leash, have an up-to-date rabies vaccine and be well-behaved • Monon Community Center, 1235 Central Park Dr. E., Carmel • Free • 773-4974 • www. hamiltonhumane.com Easter Brunch at Prairie View sunday Golf Club • Savor a delectable array of food while overlooking the golf course; reservations are required • 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. • 7000 Longest Dr., Carmel • $18 adults; children 6 to 12: $13; members: $16; members’ children: $11 • 816-3100 • www.prairieviewgc.com Easter Brunch at the Conrad Indianapolis Hotel • Complimentary mimosas and buffet featuring elegant cuisine and appetizing entrees. Reservations required. • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 50 W. Washington St., Indianapolis • $59 adults; children 3 to 10: $29 • 524-2574 • www.aroundindy.com

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Janet Gilray’s series of interactive, small-group learning sessions explore the songs, crafts and fashions associated with eras the various dolls represent. Participants are encouraged to bring a doll with accessories. $12 per child per class

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Noblesville Schools art teachers present students’ work at Nickel Plate Arts. See what the future of art in Hamilton County looks like and support young artists! Snacks provided during the April 17 reception. Exhibit runs April 12-May 4. Sponsored by the City of Noblesville.

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The great outdoors take an artistic, whimsical turn with an event or class for anyone who heeds the siren call of Mother Nature during Earth Week at Nickel Plate Arts! To name a few, Nickel Plate Arts is partnering with the City of Noblesville to offer a nature exhibition, children’s crafts, an enchanted trail featuring homes for fairies, an outdoor sculpture project, artist-led nature tours and nature-inspired drawing classes. Visit NickelPlateArts.org for details.

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Plum's Upper Room The Scoop: Although Plum’s Upper Room charms guests with intimate ambience, original artwork, and eclectic café-bar décor, the real focus is the food. A frequently updated menu combines familiar flavors with culinary creativity. Fresh fish and mouthwatering meats headline the offerings, while a sophisticated wine list pairs expertly with meals. Daily desserts include house-made ice cream, shortbread cookies, and layer cakes, all worth a few extra calories. In addition to exquisite-yet-humble food, Plum’s provides friendly, thorough service, complete with a table-side visit from the chef. Type of food: Local comfort food with flair Price of entrees: $15 to $35 Specialties: Fresh catch, robust meats and housemade desserts Food recommendation: Rack of lamb Wine choice: Pinot noir Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday Address: 112 S. Main St., Zionsville Phone: 873-5577

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What is your recipe for life? Commentary by Claudia Pearson A good recipe, like life, has many different “ingredients” which all come together to create one wonderful combination unique in itself. Just as two lives are never exactly the same, two recipes are not the same. We tweak recipes like we tweak our own lives, we make them our own. Yet, they do share a few things in common and with that, life and the preparation and sharing of food become one. • First, the binders – eggs, flour, faith, family, friendships • Add in some spice – cinnamon, cayenne pepper, romance, humor, challenges • And the sweeteners – honey, brown sugar, love, kindness, compassion Food returns us to our roots and is a common binding ingredient in our own recipes for life. Memories we have from childhood that when reminded of them by a familiar aroma or taste, can take us back in an instant to that moment (my Mom’s macaroni and cheese). You know what I mean, those memories are there and we need to tend them for the next generations, so they will also have the joy of being reminded of a happier, simpler time. This past Christmas, my three children were home from college and for my gift, they cooked dinner. Hearing the laughter that was coming from the kitchen was gift enough. However, in addition

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That, who or whom? Commentary by Jordan Fischer This week we’ll be talking about pronoun confusion; specifically between “that,” “who” and “whom.” Here’s a sample sentence to start us off: “The pirate that sunk my ship sailed off with my booty.” See the problem? While “that,” “who” and “whom” are all pronouns, they are used in very different situations. “That” should be used as a replacement for nouns which are things: buildings, food, machinery, animals, furniture, etc. “Who” and “whom” are pronouns which refer to people. Let’s fix the sentence above. Since we know that pirates are not things, but people – albeit not nice people – we’ll be using either “who” or “whom.” To decide which of those pronouns we need, we must figure out whether our pirate is the subject or the object of the sentence. “Who” is a subject pronoun, meaning it replaces a noun which is performing the action in a sentence. “Whom” is an object pronoun, meaning it is acted upon in a sentence. Before you let all that trip you up, just remember this simple question:

“Who is doing what to whom?” Pirates, being categorically dynamic individuals, are usually the ones doing something. This is the case with our pirate as well. So, to fix the incorrect “that” in the sentence above, we’ll replace it with “who:” “The pirate who sunk my ship sailed off with my booty.” If you decide to take action, though, and go after the pirate, we’ll see that an object pronoun comes into play: “There’s the pirate whom I’m looking for!” We can make the sentence a little stilted to show the need for an object pronoun more obviously: “There’s the pirate for whom I am looking!” Once you remember that “that” isn’t a replacement for people, and “who” always does something to “whom,” you should have no trouble with this pronoun issue. Be sure to keep an eye out for pirates, though (and don’t let anyone touch your booty).

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After visitors to Paris have seen the Eiffel Tower, they usually head to Île de la Cité, an island in the Seine, to see Notre Dame, one of the largest and most famous churches in the world. They usually don’t even notice nearby Sainte Chapelle, a “Holy Chapel” that many consider a more beautiful example of medieval church architecture. The two-story Sainte Chapelle was constructed between 1239 and 1248 by French King Louis IX adjacent his palace on Île de la Cité. The ground floor chapel, built for the palace staff, is impressive in its own right. But it is the chapel on the second floor, originally accessible directly from the palace, which is the masterpiece. This chapel for the king and his court, now reached by a steep stairway from the first floor, includes sidewalls more than 50-feet high consisting largely of thousands of tiny pieces of stained glass illuminating stories from the Bible. Especially on sunny days, the vaulted ceiling seems to float ethereally above the walls. King Louis ordered the building of Sainte Chapelle as an elaborate reliquary for his most prized possession – a crown of thorns claimed to be the one placed on Jesus’ head before he was crucified 1200 years before. Louis acquired this relic in 1238 from its cash-strapped owner, Emperor Baldwin II of Constantinople, who had pawned it to the Venetians to secure a debt

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Retrofitting still works Commentary by Randy Sorrell Retrofitting continues to be a fashionable trend and when employed successfully, elevates the appearance of surrounding elements that may have previously been a little stale, such as a boring concrete pool surround that suddenly becomes stylish or a graying deck the moves to the center of entertaining. This Carmel project is a perfect example of that strategy. It also served to expand a cramped outdoor patio and pool lounge area. COMMUNICATE Before our intervention, the deck was enclosed with wood spindles and railing and did not “communicate” well with the pool. By installing new premium pressure treated pine (emphasize premium) over the preserved joist system, eliminating the spindles and rail system and opening up the back with 8-foot wide, large tread steps, it suddenly behaves as the elegant living space that was likely originally hoped for. ARTISTIC Notice that the deck elevation is coincidentally seat height to the tumbled brick patio we installed to expand the pool lounge area. The natural boulder fire feature artistically nestles in the middle of the new patio space with a corresponding boulder planted on the edge as a seat boulder for ambitious kids to hang out. Adults love the seat boulder look, but find the surface a little uncomfortable after a few minutes of sitting. The mature blue spruce offers a striking color contrast, helps with privacy and is a great sound barrier too. Living spaces, trends, colors and materials evolve. Products are redesigned, improved and

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INSIDE & OUT Indoors

Creating a home gym is easy Commentary by David Decker Finding the motivation to exercise is definitely easier if your workout equipment is only steps away. That’s the allure of the home gym, a specialized room in the house dedicated to helping you stay in shape. Many homeowners are converting unused space into customized gyms, which is not as difficult as you might think. The first step in creating a home gym is ensuring that you have enough space for one. Make sure you measure the entire space and any exercise machines you are thinking about buying. A crowded gym space is difficult (and somewhat unsafe) to use. And don’t forget to measure the height of the room as well. Pay special attention to your ceiling height – low ceilings could interfere with your gym equipment or while performing other activities like jumping rope. Next, check the ventilation. A poorly ventilated home gym will get hot and muggy, which can make exercise uncomfortable. The flooring you select for your gym is also very important. We agree with the fitness experts and recommend rubber flooring because it provides stability, support and reduces the chance of injuries. Just make sure whatever type of flooring you choose allows you to exercise comfortably. If your home gym features heavy exercise machines, be sure to place mats or some kind of support underneath them to keep the floor from getting damaged.

With all the logistics out of the way, we can discuss the fun, creative aspects of planning a home gym. Mount a television or a sound system on the wall to make workouts more fun. Install bright lighting to help you get motivated during workouts. If you don’t have much natural light to work with, you may want to install halogen, LED or sconce lighting. You can hang mirrors on the walls to both brighten the space and help you exercise at the same time. Gyms are inherently full of equipment, so you probably want to designate a place for everything to be stored. Install storage to organize free-weights, yoga mats and other workout equipment. I think tall cabinets that resemble lockers could add a sporty, yet functional touch to the room. Cabinetry with countertops may be beneficial if you want to install a sink or have space for electronic equipment. David Decker is president of the Affordable Companies, which include Affordable Kitchens and Bathrooms and now Affordable Custom Flooring. They are based in Carmel (575-9540, www.theaffordablecompanies.com). E-mail home improvement questions to david.decker@theaffordablecompanies.com.

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Administrative Assistant (Zionsville)

We are seeking a person to fill an Administrative position. This is a full time position, Monday through Friday, beginning at 9am working 4 days a week up to 7:30pm and on other days, finishing between 6 and 6:30pm. We are seeking someone with a background in Microsoft Office, Excel, good computer skills in general. This position requires strong communication skills, supervisory skills and the ability to work well under pressure. A background in Business Administration and/or Property Management would be preferred. Must have your own car, clean criminal background and a minimum of 12 months verifiable employment within the last 18 months. Please call 317-252-9795 and leave your name and phone number. Someone will return your call as soon as possible. • Location: ZIONSVILLE • Compensation: TBD

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Now hiring store manager: Responsible for day to day operations of store, hiring training and supervision of 15-20 staff members, maintain a highly clean facility at all times, and exhibit and teach a customer focused attitude. Requirements include 2 years minimum of retail managerial experience, excellent communication skills, work as a team, be able to work in a high volume high energy environment, create a positive customer experience, must be available to work weekends and holidays. Please fill out our on-line application at monkeyjoes.com/castleton

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Don’t wait any longer. Listen to your heart. Get a $49 heart scan from the cardiovascular experts at IU Health North Hospital. A heart scan at IU Health North Hospital will help determine if you have any early warning signs for heart disease. The scan is quick, about thirty minutes, with preliminary results the same day. And because IU Health North Hospital is part of IU Health, home to the most innovative technologies and working in close collaboration with the American Heart Association, you know you’re starting in the right place.

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