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Program helps ease autism fears By Nina Johnson • Little Star Center training director Tim Courtney appreciates the special health needs of children affected by autism. In 2012, Little Star Center of Carmel celebrated its 10th year of providing a sensory-sensitive environment for children with autism. At Little Star, children receive individualized guidance using applied behavior analysis. This method uses positive reinforcement, repetition and prompting to encourage positive development of life skills. The U.S. Surgeon General’s office has endorsed this method as the most efCourtney fective treatment for autism. “The level of intensity and supervision by competent professionals is certainly one of the primary variables related to (this method’s) effectiveness,” Courtney said. Little Star’s atmosphere fosters support and family training. Students are called Little Star Learners to highlight their active participation. Outings to new environments familiarize students with a location, the staff and tools of the trade. An outing to a dentist’s office, for example, can ease student concerns about dental appointments. A National Institute of Health report estimates 10 to 14 percent of the U.S. population endures some degree of dental phobia. For some with autism, the lights, sounds and smells associated with a dental visit can pose a further challenge to maintaining oral healthcare. A Little Star family working with Dr. Kevin Beadle at Carmel Pediatric Dentistry understood those phobias well. Their child’s anxiety about dental procedures posed extreme difficulties during exams. “This was very interesting, because by and large, this particular child was typically very calm,” Courtney said. Fortunately, Beadle’s residency at ChilBeadle dren’s Hospital of Michigan included training for the needs of children with autism. “When Tim from Little Star approached me with the idea for the desensitization program, I was enthusiastic to participate,” Beadle said. Adapting a procedure developed in the 1950s, Beadle and the Little Star staff designed a desensitization program geared toward easing dental fears. “We successfully desensitized three different children so they could receive dental services from Dr. Beadle,” Courtney said. First, Beadle visited Little Star Center to teach proper brushing habits. Stories and stuffed animals added some fun, while students handled real toothbrushes and the dentist’s surgical mask. Public relations manager Lisa Adams led the Little Star group

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Improving USPS – Current columnist Andy Ray responds to reader’s reaction to his recent criticism of the GOP and its passage of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. Many readers offered suggestions for how the postal service could be improved. “Now here’s an idea so obvious you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself,” writes Ray. “Put collection boxes in residential Ray neighborhoods.” For the full column, visit and click On The Web. Humane Society for Hamilton County announces “Wine, Wags & Whiskers” – The Humane Society for Hamilton County is inviting the public to taste more than 40 fine wines, enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and mingle with adoptable pets in support of HSHC homeless, abused and injured pets on April 12. The event will be at Oakhill Mansion, 5801E. 116th St., at 6:30 p.m. For the full release, visit and click On The Web. Dr. Kevin Beadle shows Little Star Learners healthy toothbrush habits. (Submitted photo)

on an after-hours tour of Carmel Pediatric Dentistry. Students explored the Alice in Wonderland-themed waiting room before their name was called for their practice appointment. Children tried out dental chairs and viewed equipment in muted plum and lime green exam areas. “We let the children come when the office is closed,” Adams said. “We let them get used to going through the steps.” “The program is open to all children who have anxiety and could benefit from desensitization,” Beadle said. Insurance providers often cover such programs as clinical consultations. “We have encouraged other dentists to initiate similar programs.” Little Star has taken it a step further and tailored this method for other needs. “We use desensitization intervention to address phobias related to hand dryers, haircuts, artwork, mannequins and statues,” Courtney said. Little Star offers individualized guidance for social settings such as grocery stores or restaurants as well. “This is a very important service to families of individuals with autism,” Courtney said. “We are very proud of the successes we’ve had in helping children with autism overcome various anxieties.” Little Star Center earned the Autism Society of Indiana’s Excellence in Direct Care award in 2011. The center’s executive director, Mary Rosswurm, has been appointed to a fourth term on the Indiana Commission on Autism.

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The sword of mystery cuts both ways – Current Spirituality columnist Bob Walters looks into the specifics of one situation from the Gospel and how certain biblical events can be read by secular people. “It’s understandable that people familiar with the Christian story but not buttressed with Christian faith Walters will question what they can conceive, not what they don’t,” writes Walters. For the full column, visit and click On The Web. CPD now accepting applications – Looking for a career in law enforcement? Whether you want to be a Patrol Officer, a Detective, or a member of the SWAT team, CPD currently has something to offer you. Applications are being accepted and will be limited to the first 500 received or until the deadline of May 31 at 5 p.m. For the full release, visit and click On The Web. Prevention is key to beating colorectal cancer – Dr. Charles Kahi of the American College of Gastroenterology looks into the screening and prevention practices that can help doctors beat colorectal cancer. “Clinical practice guidelines recommend screening starting at the age of 50 in average-risk individuals,” writes Kahi. For the full commentary, visit and click On The Web. Hamilton County Youth as Resources grants awarded – Hamilton County YAR, a program of United Way of Central Indiana, has awarded $11,969.37 to fund community service projects designed and implemented by Hamilton County youth. A kickoff celebration was held earlier this month at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds. For the full story, visit and click On The Web.

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Carmel Clay School Board – March 25 What happened: School lunch prices increase for 2013-2014 What it means: Elementary lunches will increase from $2.25 to $2.30 while middle and high school lunches will increase from $2.35 to $2.50. Increases were approved to align with 2011 state legislation for the subsidized school lunch program. Assistant Supt. Roger McMichael said lunches provide “increased whole grains, veggie and fruit servings” which cost more. McMichael assured board member Gregory Phillips “there have been no changes to the program for free and reduced lunches.” What happened: Policy clarified on student promotion, placement, retention What it means: In general, “the Board discourages the skipping of grades.” The amended policy, however, allows for consideration when a student was previously retained twice before fourth-grade. As well, a case conference committee for students with disabilities can request promotion. The policy now includes an additional description for grade level success stating a student must demonstrate “sufficient proficiency.” What happened: Financial update, operational funds better than Indiana average What it means: McMichael reported the local tax rate’s vital role in “covering about 14 percent … almost $14 million” of operating costs. He pointed out the Carmel school system still has one of the lowest tax rates in the state. “Our community’s certainly done its share of support,” McMichael said. “We will have challenges in the future,” McMichael said. Seventy-five percent of Carmel teachers are not yet earning at the top of the salary schedule. Projections show a need for $2.5-million more in the operating balance should salaries increase just 1 percent, half the inflation rate. State fund reductions are negatively impacting schools across the state. What happened: Supt. Swensson recommended redistricting of Orchard Park neighborhoods What it means: Supt. Dr. Jeff Swensson reported the growth of three neighborhoods currently served by Orchard Park could strain student capacity. He noted neighborhoods off Main Street near Meridian and off 116th Street near College Avenue. “We need to redistrict these neighborhoods for the next school year so these areas would be served by Woodbrook,” Swensson said. Board members Hackett and Phillips expressed concerns about Woodbrook’s distance from these areas and capacity.

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Carmel police arrested three suspects around 4 a.m. last Thursday after responding to a report of a stolen vehicle along Spruce Drive. The victim told police his 2010 Ford F150, parked in his driveway, had just been stolen. Officers located the reported stolen truck in the area of Main Street and Keystone Avenue. A 2002 Honda CRV was traveling with the alleged stolen vehicle. Officers stopped the truck and took two suspects into custody without incident. The Honda CRV was located a short time later near McDonald’s at Keystone Avenue and Carmel Drive. Officers began searching the

surrounding area and located a third suspect hiding behind a dumpster. The Honda had been reported stolen out of Indianapolis earlier. The first suspect, a 17-year-old black male, was arrested for motor vehicle theft, theft and possession of a handgun without a license. He was taken to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center. William Devante Boone, an 18-year-old black male, was for arrested motor vehicle theft and theft. James Lamonn Moore, a 19-year-old black male, was arrested for motor vehicle theft and theft. Boone and Moore were transported to the Hamilton County Jail after their arrests. All three suspects were from Indianapolis.

Bishop receives tenth consecutive Super Lawyer honor - Michael Bishop of Carmel was recently named a Super Lawyer for 2013. This is Bishop’s tenth consecutive year to receive the designation. The achievement of Super Lawyer is based on a statewide nomination process and peer evaluations. Only five Bishop percent of Indiana attorneys are selected for this honor each year.

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The much anticipated revisions to the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines (IPTG) took effect on March 1, 2013. These are the guidelines in which judges base their custody and parenting time decisions. Below are some answers to FAQ: How will the new guidelines affect my current parenting time schedule? If you currently have a court order to follow the IPTG, then the new guidelines will have no affect on your parenting time. The new IPTG will only apply to new orders of parenting time or those taking effect on or after March 1, 2013. However, if your current order with respect to parenting time or custody is modified by the Court in the future; the new IPTG will likely be implemented at that time. Can I move to modify my current order to implement the new IPTG? No, you cannot file a motion with the court for the sole purpose of implementing the new IPTG. However, parents are not prevented from agreeing to follow the revised IPTG. If both parents agree that they wish to follow the new IPTG, they must put their agreement in writing and file with the court for approval. Otherwise, the agreement will not be enforceable. How do the new IPTG differ from the current IPTG? There have been no changes to the weekly schedule of parenting time. The main changes are with respect to the holiday and special day schedules. Under the current IPTG there are no provisions for dividing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, President’s Day weekend or fall break. The new IPTG have added these as holidays to be alternated between the parents. Under the new IPTG, Christmas break and New Year’s holiday have been consolidated into one holiday and divided equally. Under the current IPTG they are two separate holidays. The revised IPTG give additional guidance regarding division of breaks for children attending schools with year round or balanced calendars. The current IPTG divide all breaks equally between the parties but neglect to assign which parent receives which half. The revised IPTG alternate the first half and second half of the breaks from year to year. The revised IPTG no longer include the provision preventing either party from exercising three weekends in a row due to holiday parenting time. The revised IPTG allow the parties to maintain alternating weekends throughout the year. Holidays still take precedence over regular weekend parenting time. Additionally, there have been some clarifications with respect to the opportunity for additional parenting time (Right of First Refusal). This provision states that when a parent requires childcare by someone other than a family member, that they must offer this time to the other parent first. The revised IPTG provide further guidance regarding the definition of “family member” with the term “responsible household” family member being added to the guidelines. The commentary defines household family member as “an adult person residing in the household, who is related to the child by blood, marriage or adoption.” The above highlights some but not all of the revisions to the IPTG. If you have questions about the new guidelines, divorce, custody or other family law matter, contact Harden Jackson Law at or at 317.569.0770.

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Community garden a reality Commentary by Jeff Worrell Hurry, there is not much time. Only a few plots left and they are going fast. That is the reality around a very popular project called the Plots to Plates Organic Garden, the logo and name coming from the effort of the naming contest award winner, Emily Sizemore. She is a second-grader at Woodbrook Elementary and she edged out 300 creative contestants to earn the right for her logo to appear on a sign at the entrance of our very own community garden. Final graphic design was provided by Melinda Hamilton. This will be the first year all 99 plots are ready for claiming for just $10 a year by anyone living in Carmel or an employee of the Carmel Clay School Corp. The land, water access and other amenities were graciously donated by the Carmel Schools when an old building was recently razed. A seven-person committee has been working on the project for the last year-and-ahalf. There is no official Chair (that is how they work together so nicely) because as MaryEllen St. Angelo so nicely put it, “We don’t need a President because everyone has unique skills and it has been a labor of love. We all are working

together to bring this gift to the community.” MaryEllen is joined by other Core Committee Members, Chris Cruzan, Margot Gibson, Linda Hynes, B.J. Massa, Sandie McLaren and Marcia Roberts. If you know any of these people, you should stop what you are doing and send them a note of gratitude. Not only will there be 99 plots, each 4-feet-by15-feet, there also will be a community gathering space open to anyone regardless of a green thumb or not. Carmel High School junior Ema Beeler decided to make her Girl Scout Gold Award all about producing a stage and patio area for the space. She has completed plans and is now in the process of raising the $6,000 needed to finish. To make any kind of donation, go to www. and click on the garden tab. A community garden was just a dream some 18 months ago. Now it is as real as the beans and squash which will soon sprout from the ground. Thanks for the dreamers among us. 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@

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Mayor delivers meals Mayor Jim Brainard joined Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County volunteers last week on their daily routes. Last Wednesday morning, Brainard met with Susan Wack, last year’s Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County board president and current board member, to join her on her route. The two delivered food to four different households throughout Carmel. Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County has only three staff members and operates with

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Removing the ‘r-word’ By Maddie Scott • On March 22, Guerin Catholic High School hosted a Respect Rally to help raise awareness for those with special needs and to build awareness for society to stop and think about its use of the “r-word” – retarded. Some of the speakers at the assembly included Best Buddies participants and Special Olympic athletes: Amanda Armstrong, Mary McClamroch, Matt Yacone, Michael Peterson and Andrew Peterson. Each speaker spoke of the strength and courage Best Buddies and the Special Olympics has given them. Participants also spoke of the respect they have been lacking Andrew Peterson throughout their lives. “We don’t ever want pity, rather we need your respect,” said Andrew Peterson, a Special Olympic Indiana athlete. “There is more to winning. We get the chance to improve, feel good about ourselves, show everyone that each person is not a nobody but a somebody.” Michael Peterson, Andrew’s younger brother, and also a Special Olympics Indiana athlete and vocalist, sang a song from the hit television show Glee, “Get it Right.” The students gave him a standing ovation. Each speaker talked of their hope to one day eliminate the word retarded from the English vocabulary. The best buddies spoke about their struggles with earning the respect of others.

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Joint chamber meeting Members of the Carmel and Fishers Chambers of Commerce held a joint networking event at Latitude 39, 4016 E. 82nd St., on March 20 as part of the monthly Business After Hours event series. Members of both chambers enjoyed appetizers and drinks throughout the evening. Prospective chamber members are invited to contact the Carmel Chamber for a special discount on these events. For inforFrom left, Dan Sloan, Teachers mation on future chamber events, visit Credit Union and Lea Kelley, Salin Bank vice president or call 846-1049. (Photos by Maddie Scott)



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CHS athletics win big The Carmel High School Boys Basketball Team won the 4A state championship for the second year in a row on March 23 at Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Carmel defeated Cathedral in the finals with a score of 57 to 53. Carmel is the first school to win back-toback 4A championships since Lawerence North won three consecutive titles from 2004 to 2006. The CHS Girls Swimming and Diving Team won the 2013 IHSAA State Championship last month with 397 points. Second place went to Penn with 189 points. The team has won the state championships every year since 1986 with the exception of 1996 making it one of Carmel’s most consistently dominant teams. The CHS Boys Swimming and Diving Team won the IHSAA 2013 Boys Sectional Finals last month as well. The team dominated the competition with a final combined score of 503. Noblesville took second place with 385 points. A convocation was held last Thursday at CHS to celebrate all of the school’s recent athletic victories as well as its 38 National Merit Finalists. James Crowley cuts down the net.

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The three finalists for the position of Carmel Clay Schools superintendent were announced last week. School board member Patricia Hackett announced at a school board meeting that Dr. Eric Ban of College Acceleration Network, Dr. Bruce Hibbard of New Albany Floyd County Schools and Dr. Mary Ann Dewan of the Central Indiana Educational Services Center are all being considered to fill the vacancy being left by current Supt. Dr. Jeff Swensson who announced at a school board meeting late last year that he would be stepping down from his position at the end of June. Each candidate took part in a day-long, second-round interview last week, including a

public forum. Each public forum consisted of a short reception, opening remarks from the candidate and a public question-and-answer session. Public questions and feedback from the forums are being taken into consideration during the decision-making process, according to Hackett. A single finalist will be announced in the next two weeks, according to a CCS schedule. Officials will then decide if a site visit to the finalist’s current school is necessary prior to contract negotiations. The contract and its specifics will receive a public forum later this month and will be published in its entirety before being finalized. Swensson has not yet announced any plans for his future employment or possible retirement.





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Midwest Academy building a new school By Colleen Peregrin • The Midwest Academy, a Carmel-based private school, hosted a hardhat tour of its future facility last week. The new location on Chase Court will house two science labs, an art room with wet and dry areas, a full-capacity teaching kitchen and a fitness area. “Going to school in an office building, and telling your friends that, really gets their attention,” student Winston Snyder said about the Midwest Academy’s current location on 801 Congressional Blvd. Kim VanWassenhove, a mother of a student, believes the current facility is restrictive. “(The school is) at the point now that if they do anything extra, they have to get on the bus and go somewhere else,” she said. “The current space limits what the school can do.” With or without the extra space, the Midwest Academy makes quite a difference. “We have been delighted in the change in our daughter, and not just academically but in her confidence in herself.” VanWassenhove said. “We actually live in Lawrence, and we drive all this way, and it’s definitely worth it.” Alumni Sean Millard credits the school as the reason he received his high school diploma. The students often even think of the school as a second home. With small classes that never exceed 14, the students are introduced to an environ-

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ment that is created to help those who learn a little differently thrive. The new location is not a cheap, however. “Right now, the total building construction is about $2.8 million,” said Myra Cocca, chairman of the school’s board. “We want to make this a community effort.” Cocca also said that many people have been affected by children or people with a learning disability and that alone makes people appreciate the Midwest Academy’s purpose. “They can be a part of this whether (they donate) $20 or $200,000 because it’s really interesting to us how many people never had something

like this school and say they wish they had. Those are the adults we want to appeal to, whether they have a child here or not, who could look at a school like Midwest Academy and say ‘I see a value in this,’” Cocca said. “And with the state pushing education, it has to be education for all and this is a critical part of our population.” The school received a donation of $500,000 as an outright gift as well as an incentive match of an additional $500,000. It has about $300,000 left in that match, so for people who give now, each dollar is doubled. For more information, visit

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COMMUNITY Cover Story Hofer with Austrian chocolatier Josef Zotter.

Hofer working on some of her chocolate creations

Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur in Austria

Hofer with her husband, Roland, and two sons in Austria.


Joann Hofer’s growing business brings European chocolate to Carmel By Christian Sorrell • christian Carmel resident and self-described “citizen of the world” Joann Hofer is the owner, operator and chocolatier of the Carmel-based chocolate company XChocol’Art. Based out of a commercial-certified kitchen in her home, Hofer has grown her business during the last two years, becoming a thriving online chocolate seller as well as a big presence at local special events. Hofer started XChocol’Art two years ago, after finding herself with a growing passion for chocolate and pushing herself into years of condensed education in chocolate making. “I read an article two years ago about cocoa, and I became fascinated with the origin of cocoa, the process that it takes for one bean to make it into a chocolate piece that a person can actually eat,” Hofer said. “I enrolled in a bean to bar and professional chocolatier program and went to Vienna, Austria, to make good, quality chocolate the European way.” From this fascination with cocoa and the artistic side of chocolate making, Hofer not only took part in an accelerated chocolatier program but also learned the ins and outs of starting her own business. “The learning curve has been unbelievable in the last two years. In learning the processes to open a business, all of the little pieces seemed to fit together. Even things like realizing we needed a website if we were going to do this and someone saying it will be $15,000 to make one. I was like ‘Are you crazy?’ so I went and did it myself,” Hofer said. “At times, it was a lot to take on, but it has been fantastic. It has been a great learning process for me.” As part of her education, Hofer traveled to Austria, the country she lived in before her time in Carmel. It was living there that she

Meet Joann Hofer Hometown: Hofer was born in Boston, Mass., and has lived in South America, Miami, Fla., and Austria. She refers to herself as a “citizen of the world.” Residence: Carmel Family: Husband, Roland, 14-year-old son and 8-year-old son Hobbies: Cooking, soccer games, traveling, reading good books, yoga Languages: English, Germany, Spanish and French

What: An organic and fair-trade gourmet chocolate company specializing in handmade and imported chocolates Who: Joann Hofer, chocolatier and owner Where: Online at or at shop/xchocolart

Hofer enjoys the patience required in working with and heating chocolate. (Submitted photo)

feels awakened her love for quality food. “It was great seeing how open the Austrian’s are with their culinary craft. They don’t hide. They don’t have secrets,” Hofer said. During this time in Austria, Hofer’s husband, an Austrian himself, and their two sons joined her, and the family traveled to Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur in Kornberg, one of the country’s most unique and innovative chocolate companies. Josef Zotter, the company’s founder, is considered a visionary throughout much of Europe. With a focus on sustainability and fair trade products, Zotter not only makes high-quality, traditional chocolates but also looks to be innovative with his flavors. Last year, he even helped to create a pig’s blood-infused chocolate. After touring Zotter’s facility, Hofer’s husband suggested the couple meet with Zotter. Hofer initially blew off the idea, thinking Zotter would be far too busy to meet with a family of tourists, but after her husband reached out to the factory directly, telling of their family’s history in Austria and Hofer’s desire to make great chocolate, Zotter agreed to meet them for coffee. As the group discussed family, chocolate and business, questions Current in Carmel

about Zotter’s distribution, or lack thereof, in the United States was discussed. By the end of the day, Hofer and her husband had become Zotter’s U.S. distributor. It was a massive moment for XChocol’Art. “(Now), we are marrying the two companies. We are only making our chocolates from Zotter chocolate which means all of our products are organic and fair trade as well, something that is not common with small chocolate makers in the United States,” Hofer said. With this solid foundation, Hofer has been growing the local and creative aspects of the business during the past several months. XChocol’Art recently became a member of Indiana Artisan. The organization was launched in 2008 to raise awareness of locally-crafted products and to establish a brand for Indianamade goods. Hofer applied to the group and submitted samples of her work that were judged by a panel of fellow artisans before being invited to join the group. “It’s a wonderful group to be a part of. I’m from different parts of the world. I moved to Carmel 13 years ago, and I consider myself a Hoosier,” Hofer said. “Being a part of this group gives me that sense of belonging to this state and what is the best of this state, innovators and artists who want to express themselves through their craft.” Indiana Artisan will have its third annual Marketplace at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on April 6 and 7. For more information about the group, visit In the coming months, XChocal’Art will be participating in Orchard in Bloom, a springtime event at Indianapolis’s Holiday Park from May 3 to 5. Hofer will also be manning a booth at this year’s Carmel Farmer’s Market Saturdays from May 18 to October 5. For more information on XChocol’Art and Hofer, visit www. April 2, 2013 | 13

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Commentary by Terry Anker

Around our house, taking a sick day is not terribly common place – mostly because we’re blessed that our family is fairly hearty stock. So far, we’ve logged very few days off work or school and even fewer visits to the emergency room. That’s not to say that we are immune to illness, but it seems we’ve missed many of the travails that plague so many families. But even still, we are loath to wave the white flag and surrender to ailment. Unless there is profuse bleeding or a fever that measures so high that there is concern about the efficacy of the thermometer, it feels awkward to claim a day off. It seems embarrassingly weak. It seems like a personal failure. The question is routinely framed: could we make it to the office? Of course, we probably could. Our productivity might be worthless. Our coworkers would likely be exposed to our germs. And, our judgment might put our employer at risk. But, we could manage to drive

in, park and sit at our desk. Would it make more sense if the frame were: should we make it to the office? What value might we hope to bring? My eldest this week came home early from school – sick. The nurse called and asked that we rescue him from her care. In his 11 years of out-of-home education, we’ve had less than a handful of these calls. It was good that he came home. He needed the care. After a couple of days of rest and starving the fever, he is on the mend. He didn’t need television or cell phones or his favorite foods in bed. How do we encourage one to overcome inconvenience and adversity without excusing them to disregard the messages from their own bodies? Does healthcare tough-love ever make sense? Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@

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Somehow, we’re not the least bit surprised that Gov. Mike Pence and the Indiana Arts Commission chose the Center for the Performing Arts as the host site for the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards this fall. In our minds, it comes down to this: Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, the Center’s president and chief executive officer, has – yes, again - made good on her promise to bring a wide variety of events to the campus. We’ve come to expect that. Her leadership is at once thoughtful and decisive. She is relentless in pursuit of presenting acts and events that will resonate in the Central Indiana arts community, if not beyond. She is passionate about her role in helping to shape the future of the performing arts for this region, and last week’s joint announcement by Pence and the IAC was proof that her efforts again have borne fruit. “The Palladium stage is the perfect place for Indiana’s best and brightest, having become a landmark of excellence through the presentation of artists from all over the world,” she stated last week. According to the IAC, the awards recognize excellence in artistic achievement, philanthropy, arts education, and leadership in the arts, and at the same time build statewide awareness of the important role the arts play in Indiana. As for the Center and the year ahead, we hear a Palladium schedule is being rounded out and will be rolled out sometime in the next month. While we have no particulars, our understanding is that the lineup – covering country, pop, classical and jazz music - is going to be considered the best yet. Fitting, isn’t it, considering Moskalenko’s ambition for excellence in all areas, programming included? Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@

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Mass transit stand disappointing Editor, Steve Greenberg and Brian Kelly’s editorial “Mass Transit: ‘No’ to a tax increase” was disappointing and, frankly, short sighted. The question that should be asked is not whether to fund mass transit, the question should be what is the best method to move people around central Indiana? Factors to consider absolutely include cost but also quality of life (such as time spent sitting in traffic) and environmental factors. Rail, bus and even bicycles all are viable options. Your editorial explicitly states that cars are the only option for transportation. Why do you think that we should not have any other op-

tions and that highways are the cheapest form of transportation? Bus, light rail and bicycling infrastructure improve quality of life and are often more efficient and lower cost options. If you had lived 100 years ago, surely you would have said forget about building highways, spend money to repair hitching posts. If now is not the time for mass transit, when is? Your editorial does not consider a shred of data and implies that we should never consider mass transit. It is time that we have more cost effective and efficient transportation solutions than simply to put every dime of transportation investment into highways. David Schweikert, 46060

Time zone study needed Editor, Senate President Pro Tempore David Long and House Speaker Brian Bosma are opposing proposals for a legislative study to review Indiana’s time zone. Eastern Time was imposed on Hoosiers more than 50 years ago and has never been properly vetted. There are some facts beyond dispute. Hoosiers who set their clocks to Eastern Time have, on

average, the latest sunrises and darkest mornings in the 48 adjacent states. Gov. Pence’s stated goal is to make Indiana a better place to live. But if the General Assembly leadership refuses to study reasonable possibilities there is little hope the Governor’s aspirations will be realized. A time zone study needs to be conducted no matter how inconvenient the truth discovered is to some. Jim Burdsall, 46226


tive, which is to publicly admonish and humiliate others, as a matter of “consideration for the children,” is truly disturbing to me. In concluding her commentary, Ms. Wilson directly states her objective by letting the adults know that, “You should be ashamed of yourself, sir, as should your team parents who allow this behavior to continue.” My concluding remarks shall be, as a father of three, a basketball coach for over 20 years and a licensed basketball official, I have seen the resiliency of young children stifled by parents who insist on making minor disagreements on proper behavior and conduct at youth sporting events in to mountains of self-righteous public discourse. David Meisenhelder, 46032



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Mall madness Commentary by Danielle Wilson

pid birthday party. For starters, the number of folks milling about that day was astonishing. Have you been to a mall lately? I’m not talking The noise and smells alone of so many bodies crammed together was enough to have me diabout one of the newer outdoor dealios or even recting the kids into Von Maur (with its delightthe fancy ones where you have to don heels and ful piano music) just for a break from the aclipstick to be worthy of entering the doors. I’m tion. Secondly, when did talking a regular, built-inI would have survived fine had vendors begin actively the-1970s, razed-a-foresthawking their wares? If I just been able to locate some to-create, shopping mall. The one I visited during coffee, but alas, not one kiosk sold it. I’d had one more guy ask me if I wanted a hair the weekend is typical of extension or cell phone case ... well, let’s just say, most, I suppose. It has several large department I would have defined the stereotypical red-head stores anchoring a hundred or so smaller retailers temper right there in front of Yankee Candle. and restaurants. But what I’m not sure is normal What really did me in, however, was the is how utterly frustrating and exhausting and incessant lure of the cheap clothing stores that somewhat disturbing I found my experience. I cater to the teen soon-to-be street-walker. Forevhave to wonder, are all malls like this now? er-21 started the trend, and now the mall boasts See, I normally steer clear of such establishabout six such stores. ments. If I’m forced to purchase something in I would have survived fine had I just been person, I hit a specific store. Get in, get out, no able to locate some coffee, but alas, not one one gets hurt. But when my 8-year-old decided kiosk sold it. That’s six hours of my life forever she wanted to celebrate her ninth birthday with a shopping spree at our local big mall, I’ll be the gone. Compared to my day at the mall, twodozen third-graders painting faux stained-glass first to admit, I was thrilled. You mean I don’t unicorns now seems like heaven. Peace out. have to convert the basement into a carnival slash gambling hall for her to celebrate in style with 20 of her besties, and then spend the following morning picking cotton candy out of Danielle Wilson is a contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at shag carpet? Sign. Me. Up. But after one hour of hard-core shopping, I was kicking myself for agreeing to such a stu-

The problem is clear Commentary by Dick Wolfsie A Canadian clothing company that manufactures yoga garb has a quality-control problem that is alienating its fan base. Especially the part of the base that has a big fanny. Lululemon’s hottest item is a pair of stretch yoga pants that sells for $100. This is the perfect garment for men and women engaged in a transcendental endeavor to free themselves from material attachments. Here’s the problem. On Lulu’s website there is a disclaimer that reads: “In some cases, you may experience extreme sheerness.” In other words, you can see through the pants. When your garment selection lists possible side effects, you may need to reconsider your wardrobe. One consumer expert suggested that before you buy the pants, you should try them on and bend over to see if there is a “see-through” issue. Of course, you are hardly in the best position to gather accurate information that way. A company spokesperson suggests you do a yoga maneuver called a “downward dog” to test the transparency of the fabric. I had no idea what this was, so I searched for it on YouTube. My wife came down to the basement when I was watching a video demonstration, and now I’m forbidden to go online unless I have spousal supervision. One yoga enthusiast, presently employed as an engineer, said she doesn’t mind 16 | April 2, 2013

that her butt shows, but she dislikes the fabric because of the excessive static cling. This is what happens when you ask an electrical engineer a question about tight translucent pants instead of asking a structural engineer. The controversy highlighted for me how many unintentionally funny things corporate people say under pressure. I offer these actual statements from recent news reporting as evidence: A sales representative addressed the problem of defective inventory already in the stores. “The company will be pulling our pants down from the shelves.” When you utter a sentence that includes the phrase, “pulling our pants down,” you’re just asking for some tabloid journalist to take your quote out of context. Another company official noted: “Investors have been plowing money into the stock, so we still have room to grow,” which is not only commentary on future potential but a nod to the biggest advantage of pants made of spandex. And finally, Lululemon’s chief financial officer added that analysts are taking a “wait and see attitude.” Men parked in front of the fitness center are adopting a similar approach.

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Carmel: ‘Under the Big Top’ - This full-length ballet, based on a traveling gypsy circus, debuted as a Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre cabaret event and now makes its way to the big stage. All the things you love about the circus: the colors, the performers, the music, the spectacle and even the sideshow are all presented in this show. Experience the story of the charming “backyard girls” who dream of becoming so much more. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Tarkington, 3 Center Green. Tickets are $38.50 with student and senior discounts available. For tickets and more info, visit or call 843-3800. Fishers: Connor Dilk – Head to Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub Saturday to catch Connor Dilk’s tunes. The musician is an acoustic singer/ songwriter. His music is influenced by household names like Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Grab a coffee, craft or other drink to enjoy with the music. • 8 to 11 p.m. • 436-7049 • 8235 E. 116th St. • www.

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support from the Hamilton County Conventhey will help make this a successful event.” The 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards program tion and Visitors Bureau, was chosen by the IAC’s Executive Committee during a March 13 Last week, Gov. Mike Pence and the Indiana will mark the fourth time the event has been hosted outside the city of Indianapolis. In meeting with a recommendation made to, and Arts Commission announced the selection of approved by, the full 15-member Commission 2007, the program was held in Bloomington, Carmel and the Center for the Performing Arts during its March 22 meeting in the 2009 awards preas hosts of the 2013 Governor’s sentation took place Terre Haute. Arts Awards. “The tremendous growth in perin Muncie, and South Originally conceived in 1973, forming and visual arts offerings in Bend hosted the event the biennial awards program Hamilton County in the past five in 2011. honors individuals, organizations, years makes Carmel a perfect desti“The Center for the partnerships, businesses and comPerforming Arts is denation for this traveling event. We’ll munities that have made significant lighted to be hosting the roll out the hospitality carpet and contributions to the arts in and 2013 Governor’s Arts celebrate Indiana’s rich arts heribeyond the confines of Indiana. tage,” said Brenda Myers, executive Awards,” said Tania Cas“It will be my honor and priviPence Moskalenko director of the Hamilton County troverde Moskalenko, lege to carry on the tradition of Convention and Visitors Bureau. sharing Indiana’s highest honor in the arts with CEO of the CFTPA. “The Palladium stage is The 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards program the perfect place for Indiana’s best and brightcommunities around our great state,” Gov. est, having become a landmark of excellence will be presented this fall, and is jointly proPence said. “We look forward to working with through the presentation of artists from all over moted by the Indiana Arts Commission and the people of Carmel, the Hamilton County the world.” the office of Gov. Mike Pence. Convention and Visitors Bureau and the CenThe proposal submitted by the CFTPA, with ter for the Performing Arts, and I am confident

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Noblesville: Little Shop of Horrors – The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., will present the cult classic at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and April 12, 13, 19 and 20; and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 14 and 21. A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing Carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. Cost: $17 adults/$12 children. For more information, call 773–1085 or visit www. Westfield: Mystery lovers – The Westfield Washington Public Library’s Mystery Book Discussion Group is talking about “Defending Jacob” by William Landay, when they meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 333 W. Hoover St. Come join other mystery lovers at a once-a-month discussion group that meets at the library. You are invited even if you haven’t read the book. For more information, call 896-9391 or visit Zionsville: ‘RANGA SHANKARAA’ Festival - On Saturday at 4:30 p.m., the Zionsville Performing Arts Center will host a dance and music festival. This year a music recital and a dance presentation by local professional talent. The evening will showcase internationally acclaimed artists, exponents of the ancient Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam. Tickets are $25 per family, $10 for individuals and free for students and are available online at For more information, contact Mangala Anand at 810-9239, Badri Devathu at 869-7884, or Rejimon Varghese at 508-9460 April 2, 2013 | 17

NIGHT & DAY Event Calendar Geckos Exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis • Watch these lizards run up walls and across ceilings while barking, hissing and breaking off their own tails. Can your pets do that? • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through May 15 • 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis • Included with general admission • 334-3322 •


Jeff DeHerdt Live at Seasons 52 • Relax over dinner or a drink while enjoying a live musical performance in a piano bar. • 5 to 10 p.m. • 8650 Keystone Ave., Indianapolis • 846-5252 • ‘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 • 1 p.m. • 8 p.m. shows Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Additional 1 p.m. matinee Thursday; 1:30 and 7 p.m. on Sunday • Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis • Starting at $37.50 • 872-9664 •


Spring Break Day Camp: Archaeology, Action & Art! • Perfect for active kids on spring break, this two-day camp introduces your children to the world of archaeology, history and outdoor fun, complete with roasting s’mores over a fire. For children ages 6-13. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday • 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers • $55 per day for nonmembers, $50 for members • 776-6006 •


‘The Sleeping Beauty’ at Peewinke’s Puppet Studio • Vintage marionettes reenact this classic story, presented on a marionette stage, complete with velvet curtain • 25 E. Henry St., Indianapolis • $10; kids under 2 are free • 10 a.m. and noon Thursday and Friday; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday • 917-9454 •


Gregory Hancock Dance Theater presents ‘Under the Big Top’ • This full-length ballet takes a glimpse into the Gypsy Circus world. • The Tarkington • 3 Center Green, Suite 200, Carmel • $38.50 for adults; $33.50 for students and seniors • 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday • 843-3800 • First Friday Open House at Nickel Plate Arts • View fantastic local artwork; each month has a new theme. • 107 S. 8th St., Noblesville • 5 to 8 p.m. • Free admission • 452-3690 • Live Fridays! • Savor good food and great music at Hopwood Cellars Winery; Pat Brearton provides musical entertainment. • 12 E. Cedar St., Zionsville • 6 to 8 p.m. • 873-4099 • 18 | April 2, 2013

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at The Belfry Theater • A floral assistant living on skid row has his luck changed after discovering an exotic, carnivore plant that becomes foul-mouthed, irritable and sings R&B after tasting fresh blood. • 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville • Friday and tonight at 8 p.m. • $17 adults; $12 for those 12 and under • 773-1085 to make reservations •


‘The Whipstitch Sallies’ at the Hedgehog • Central Indiana women’s band featuring bluegrass music • 7 p.m. • Hedgehog Music Showcase, 101 W. Main St., Arcadia • $20 • 984-3560 • ‘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 • $46.50 online • 6840668 • Master Gardeners Show • The Boone County Master Gardeners holds its 27th Annual Yard and Garden Show – Gardenfest – at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds. There will be guest speakers as well as door prizes, a raffle, soil testing, children’s activities, a question and answer booth. • Admission is free, and a tree will be given to the first 500 participants. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • 1300 E. 100 S., Lebanon • For more information, contact Peggy at 873-5634 or

Blue Ribbon and Yellow Rose Carriage Tours • Take your sweetheart downtown and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride. • Blue Ribbon Carriage Tour: 1 to 11 p.m ( 6 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday 6 p.m. to midnight, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday).; Yellow Rose Carriage Tour: 4 to 11 p.m. ( 6 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday) • Blue Ribbon picks up and drops off passengers at various downtown areas; Yellow Rose picks up and drops off passengers at Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis • Pricing depends on length of tour • 631-4169 for Blue Ribbon; 634-3400 for Yellow Rose •; www.



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Soups marry the seasons Get Cooking! by Claudia Pierson On the cusp of the bounty of spring yet still craving the comfort foods of winter, these two soups will join the two seasons for you with the warmth and freshness of each. French Onion Soup (serves 6) Soup: 1/2 cup butter, 2 sweet onions thinly sliced, 2 granny smith apples, skin on, sliced thin, 3 bay leaves, 4 sprigs of fresh thyme stripped, 2 garlic cloves chopped, 3 tablespoons flour, 2 quarts beef stock, 1cup red wine Crostini: 1 baguette sliced thin - 12 slices, 3 cups of shredded Gruyere cheese or Swiss, Bake at 350 degrees until crisp and cheese is browned Soup: Melt the butter in a stock pot, adding the onions, apples, garlic, bay leaves, thyme. Cook until onions are soft and caramelized. Add the wine. Bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer until wine is evaporated. Remove the bay leaves. Sift flour over the onions/apples and continue to simmer on low and stir constantly. Add the beef stock whisking it into the onions. Bring up to a low boil and cook for 5 minutes. Serve with the crostini on top.

Minted Pea Soup (serves 6) Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter, 1 cup chopped yellow onion, 1 1/2 cup chopped leeks, 4 cups chicken stock, 5 cups fresh peas or 20 ounces of frozen peas, 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves chopped and (6) small leaves set aside, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, Crème fraiche Directions: Saute the onion, leeks, butter on low until onions are just about to brown. Boil fresh peas for three minutes until tender or frozen for 10 minutes. Drain completely. In a blender puree small amounts of the stock, peas, onion mixture and mint. Pour in batches into a small stock pan, warm for serving. Top each bowl with a small dollop crème fraiche and mint leaf. Heavy cream may be swirled into each bowl if crème fraiche is not available

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From left, Mayor Jim Brainard and MacKenzie River managing partners Mike and Jon Shuel at the recent ribbon cutting. (Photo by Christian Sorrell)

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When I was a kid, my grandfather used to have this mug in his bathroom. It was behind the mirror in his turn of the century house. It was an old fashioned mirror that opened up to reveal three tiny metal shelves. These shelves were cluttered with medicines and other items that needed to be hidden from public eyes. The little mug lived in this cabinet. In this white mug he’d mix up shaving cream with a thick brush. He died when I was 6 or 7 years old, but I remember nearly 40 years later this little mug. After he’d mix the shaving cream in the mug, he’d spread it on his gruff face, weathered from years and years of smoking. He’d then shave his face with a metal safety razor that was as old as him – at 67 he seemed ancient to me at the time. As he would swish that razor in the water-filled sink, I’d stare at the words on the side of that mug. The mug read, “Today is the first day of the rest

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Chevron is hot, hot, hot Commentary by Vicky Earley Trend spotters agree: Chevron is hot. Although the history of the “zig-zag” is quite august, this v-shaped pattern has stormed the landscape of fashion, pop-culture and interior design. The clean lineation of the Chevron has historically been found in badges and insignia used in military or official uniforms to indicate rank or length of service. It was used in heraldry and in the designs of flags. It has sported classic men’s ties, and now, it is the harbinger of current style. There really is no neutral opinion regarding this pattern. You love it or hate it. You see it as fresh and energizing or dizzying and loud.

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Removing a wall changes entire feel of kitchen Commentary by Larry Greene ORIGINAL KITCHEN: This home was a spec home built in 1984 and is located north of Westfield. The homeowners are the original owners. WHY REMODEL: “The 29-year-old kitchen needed an update. We were looking to make the kitchen more open and larger. We also wanted to take advantage of new technology by getting new appliances. We have a more modern style throughout our home, and we wanted the kitchen to match.” DESIGN PHASE: In line with the contemporary style, flat plane doors were placed into the original design. The homeowners were also attracted to the look of bamboo cabinets. Rather than using such an expensive wood species that would have taken the homeowners outside of their budget, the final design called for high-definition laminate with texture. This option offered the look of bamboo, giving the cabinets character and depth, without the large price tag. The homeowners also wanted to open the kitchen up to the dining room using a built-in buffet design.

This goal was achieved by replacing the wall with upper and lower cabinets and a countertop. According to the owners, “We had no idea what we really wanted. We just told the design team we liked a contemporary style. The designer helped us come up with options and then walked us through the process to the final design.” REMOVING WALL: The removal of the wall made a large impact. “Taking out the wall made the kitchen look twice as big as the original. We especially love the look of the new floor and the backsplash.”

FAVORITE FEATURES: The homeowners are pleased with the new kitchen. “We are still learning how to use all of the new technology in our kitchen appliances. We were slow to remodel, but now that we have done the kitchen, we want to do the whole house!”

Larry Greene is the owner of Case Design/Remodeling Indy, a fullservice design/build remodeling firm serving Boone, Hamilton, and Marion Counties. Contact him at 846-2600 or Visit for more info.

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Experts delivering before, during and after your delivery. IU Health North Hospital not only provides an exceptional team, we make sure your birthing experience is the one you always imagined. Expert doctors and the comforts of home. That’s what you can expect from IU Health North Hospital. Each of our services are designed to make sure your pregnancy is as comfortable as it is memorable. And should you need a higher level of care, you can be confident that Level III NICU care with private rooms is available at Riley at IU Health North – staffed around the clock by Riley neonatologists and some of the best pediatric physicians in the state. As you can see, your peace of mind means everything to us. Because you deserve it, we deliver it.

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