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Cheri Dick and Bob Sorbera serve as the Indianapolis Civic Theatre’s executive director and art director, respectively. The theater will move to Carmel’s Center for the Performing Arts in 2011. Photo by j.frey photography
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Indianapolis Civic Theatre currently calls Marian University home but will move to The Center for the Performing Arts in time for its 2011 season. The Civic will be the primary occupant of the center’s 500-seat proscenium theater, shown here in an artist’s rendering.
The Indianapolis Civic Theatre is ready to move north to Carmel and bigger, better things By Kevin Kane Current in Carmel For 95 years, the Indianapolis Civic Theatre arguably has served as Indianapolis’ elite community theater. Next year, however, it will relocate to Hamilton County, and its administrators believe the move will make the Civic bigger and better than ever. The Center for the Performing Arts, under construction in Carmel, will serve as the Civic’s new home. An agreement to make the move possible was finalized between the Carmel Redevelopment Commission and the Civic in November 2009. Since 2004, the Civic has called Marian University home. The theater’s 95th season still is under way, but administrators said restrictions in space and facilities are preventing the theater from reaching its full potential. They’re optimistic that will change, though, after the theater relocates to Carmel in September 2011. “You really need a sophisticated space, and this will be far and away the best facility we’ve ever had,” said the Civic’s artistic director, Bob Sorbera. “I would say it would really be the envy of every community theater in the county.” Civic will be the primary user of the art center’s 500-seat proscenium theater. With state-of-the-art facilities and substantial storage space, Sorbera said the theater will “absolutely” be able to improve its performances. For example, in addition to top-of-the-line lighting and sound equipment and an orchestra big enough to properly accommodate all of its musicians, the Civic will benefit from a deeper stage and higher ceilings, which Sorbera said will allow for more sets to be used during each play. Since its move to Marian, Space has been an issue for the Civic both on and off the stage. Currently, the Civic’s offices are scattered around the university’s campus, making it nearly impossible for the theater’s administrators to be completely accessible to the public. Additionally, the theater is constantly nearing its maximum capacity for costume and prop storage, forcing some to be discarded when they cannot be stored. “It may not seem like it but storage is very important,” Sorbera said. “We have quite an investment in costumes …
here for the long haul The Indianapolis Civic Theatre will move to Carmel’s The Center for the Performing Arts in time for the opening of its 2011 season – its 97th overall. The new lease will keep the Civic in Carmel for 100 years, occupying the 500-seat proscenium theater 265 days each year.
Having them on site is so important.” The Civic’s executive director Cheri Dick said the theater is appreciative of its opportunity to temporarily locate to Marian, but that the university was never intended to be the theater’s permanent home. In lieu of rent, the Civic paid to upgrade the Marian theater, but even after substantial renovations, the small, outdated theater can’t meet the Civic’s needs. Sorbera said spending several thousands of dollars to renovate a temporary location was necessary. Without a theater, he said, the Civic would be insignificant. Reversely, moving to Carmel’s arts center will bolster the theater’s reputation. “It says it’s significant,” he said. “It says it’s something important.” The Civic will move into its new bigger, better space just before its 97th season but will be serving a brand new community. Though the move is more than a year away, Dick said the theater is working to get acquainted with its future constituents. She said a majority of the Civic’s audience resides on the northern tier of metropolitan Indianapolis, but only 16 percent are from Hamilton County. On June 3, the theater will hold a fundraiser in the street on 3rd Avenue SW in Carmel, adjacent to its future home. Dick said it’s much more than a fundraiser, though; it’s an opportunity for Hamilton County and the Civic to get acquainted and start building a relationship. “There are maybe 7,500 community theaters in the county; we are touted as being in the top 10,” she said. “We know once we get up there people are going to be excited.”
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“We are honored to welcome Civic Theatre, which has a 95-year history of providing an outlet for artistic expression and release in this area, as well as serving as a point of pride for local audiences who enjoy the theatre’s quality performances. The addition of such an established organization is an incredible opportunity for the Center.” - Steven Libman, executive director of the Center for the Performing Arts
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It is our position that our fine berg is wise to participate in community events like this past weekend’s celebration of Earth Day, called Tidy Up, Be Bitter about Litter. Our fellow citizens, friends and neighbors spent their morning on Saturday cleaning up trash and other debris from designated clean-up sites. Specifically created to improve awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment, this function provides those benefits in addition to a number of others. It reminds people what we can accomplish when we choose to work together, and it emphasizes the importance of maintenance to the way the community perceives itself. Beyond litter, we must remain vigilant for graffiti and other forms of criminal activities that create the impression that a property, or for that matter a community, is no longer valued. As we move forward with our spring cleanup at home, consider the neighbor or relative who might be unable to properly maintain his or her own responsibilities. Offer to help. We all benefit. Do it for the Earth. Do it for property value. But most importantly, do it because it is how community builds and strengthens its bonds.
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From the backshop It’s time to rid the fiscal diet of pork With our annual fleecing by the feds still fresh in our minds, we thought it appropriate to raise the issue, once again, of the out-of-control pork-barrel spending by our exalted members of Congress. While it’s the Democrats that mostly are associated with big spending, we’d like to point out Sen. Thad Cochran, (R- Miss.), has been crowned King of Pork by Citizens Against Government Waste. His total for 2010 thus far: 240 projects worth $490.2 million. The runner-up, Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), had his name on 151 projects for a total of $387.5 million. And, this will really make you sick: Somehow, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate made its way into the defense budget. Price tag: $18.9 million. Total earmarks for fiscal year 2010 accounted for $16.5 billion of the federal budget. It’s your money. ••• Interesting to note in the wake of the stomach-churning day that was April 15: Apparently the revised tax code is so awfully confounding that many of the “executives” at the Internal Revenue Service have taken to hiring their own tax accountants. We Americans are, collectively, dumber than a box of rocks. The tax mess will continue until
Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg we get logical representatives “of the people, by the people and for the people,” or until there is instituted a flat tax. ••• To the families whose sons died in the recent crash on River Road, we extend our heartfelt condolences. To the critics of the driver and the victims, take a look in the mirror and decide if you’ve never made a mistake. To be sure, the event was tragic, but it was, at its essence, an accident. By multiple accounts, the three youths never were characterized as “troublemakers.” They made a serious error in judgment, certainly, and two lives have been lost. Let them and all the survivors go forward in peace.
COMMENTARY By Terry Anker Just this week, a good friend of mine forwarded me a photograph of the house in which his father was born and raised. As it turns out, Dad went on to be a highly successful physician and entrepreneur – in addition to being a noted member of our community – but he started in a simple home in a small town. His boy, now a man in his own right, took photos of his father’s humble abode and high school to honor and share with his father. The buildings, while all modest in scale and material, remain well-kept and in use. It’s surprising, really. We live in an age in which we are willing to tear down a perfectly good structure to build a new “green” one. Isn’t the ultimate expression of “green” the abundant reuse and maintenance of established assets and materials? In talking about the photographs, my friend and I took note that this small community had been preserved in part by the influx of an enormous factory owned by a foreign corporation.
While that company brought with it a number of significant changes, it also created an opportunity for the community to remain vibrant. I look back to the small farm town in which I was reared. Much of it is gone. Replacing Main Street are enormous malls miles away. Even here in Hamilton County, we so often nostalgically reject the big-box retailer in zoning meetings – and yet fail to adequately support the small independent stores and restaurants longing for our patronage. Shouldn’t our dollars follow our ethos? Perhaps they do. Balance, they say, is the key to all. So we must continue to slide the scale between empty buildings and an unchanged landscape against vibrant streets and much different countenance. Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmell.com.
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Be part of an engaged and informed electorate COMMENTARY By Sue Finkam In 14 days, freedom will reign supreme. Citizens across Indiana will have the option to cast their votes in a primary race that will decide which of their party representatives will vie against other party representatives in the Nov. 2010 general election. This year, a lot is at stake. We have numerous contestants vying for the U.S. House of Representatives fifth district seat currently held by Dan Burton, and several challengers for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Evan Bayh. We will decide which party will take control of the Indiana House of Representatives. And, unless changes are made to the process at some point, we will decide which party will control how district lines are drawn for the next ten years, giving that party an edge for a decade. We are also voting for leaders to fill three Carmel Clay School Board seats – leaders that will need to be fiscally savvy and in touch with today’s classrooms to guide the way during turbulent times. So this primary is not a throw-away election. It’s a chance to select the best of the candidates
to advance to the November election – candidates who will decide our taxation, our social policy and our future. You have choices to make all day long. Which lane will I drive in? What restaurant will I frequent for dinner? Should I buy this new and improved toothpaste? Should I try the new dry cleaner down the street? This is a choice that you should not let pass you by. Don’t ignore voting because you don’t feel you can make and educated decision. If you feel disengaged, take matters into your own hands. Get busy. Attend a candidate forum, informational session or fundraiser. Read a candidate’s Web site or blog site or Twitter feed. Talk to neighbors, friends and colleagues and ask whether they’re voting, who they’re voting for and why. Educate yourself. Get involved. VOTE, please vote. Our future is better with an engaged and informed electorate. Sue Finkam is interested in making a difference in the community through healthy conversation. You can participate in the conversation by posting a comment on her blog at www.suefinkam.com. Submitted photo
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DISPATCHES » Mom’s Nite Out – Clay Terrace invites all companies and organizations that want to connect with the lucrative mom market to participate in the second annual “National Mom’s Nite Out” May 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will showcase various mom-friendly services and organizations that will help celebrate motherhood. For more information, call 566-0011. » Local students among BU’s best – Jana Fuelberth and Angel Muir of Carmel have been named Top 100 students for the spring semester at Butler University. » Earth Day cleaning – April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, you can make a difference by cleaning up trash at one of the following schools: Carmel High School, Creekside Middle School, and Carmel Middle School. All students and families are welcome. To volunteer, contact MaryEllen St.Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 848-2644. » Audition announcement – Carmel Repertory Theatre announces open auditions for its upcoming 2010 Summer Musical “The Pirates of Penzance.” Auditions will be held May 2 at 2:30 p.m. and May 4 at 7 p.m. The venue has not yet been announced. » UU seminar – Want to learn more about Unitarian Universalism? Heartland UU Church will hold a two-hour seminar May 1 at 9:30 a.m. Visit www.heartlanduuchurch. org for details.
Commentary By Danielle Wilson Businesses are missing out on a brilliant way to advertise: the ceilings of dentist offices. I was held captive for 30 minutes with nothing to do but look up, and instead of counting cobwebs or cracked tiles, I could have been reading about how Café du Soccer Mom holds “Kids Eat Free Tuesdays” or that Sham-Wow has a new mop product. Speaking of mops, Swiffers blow. I recently bought one to help me clean the floors before all our showings and open houses, but I ended up down on my hands and knees anyway because the stupid Swiffer left streaks and didn’t really get the floors clean. Someone needs to make a movie about the life of Mary, mother of Jesus. Apart from the religious connotations, she led an amazing life. It would be interesting to see what Hollywood (and Selena Gomez?) could do with it. Why can I grow weeds but not grass or roses? I’m deliberately trying to murder the dandelions in my yard and yet they keep popping back up. The perennials, on the other hand, which I lovingly feed and water, are continuing to commit suicide. Drunk people are still funny. We attended a PTO fundraiser (yes, the same one that got me in so much trouble a couple years ago), and this woman came up to me toward the end of the evening, clearly sloshed. For five minutes, she slurred through a speech about how I’d become this social pariah and was still hated by many at this dinner. At least I think that’s what she was saying. Between her eyes moving disturbingly in separate directions and her dangerous swaying, I was more focused on why my husband wasn’t coming to the rescue. Despite her message, she was highly entertaining. Why can’t men hold their poos? My husband insists on going whenever the mood strikes, even if it’s an hour before a show-
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ing. And you can’t get that kind of stink out it just 60 minutes, not without heavy industrial deodorizers. Why couldn’t he have waited until we got to his parents? I don’t get that. Mechanical pencils should self-destruct when they run out of graphite. I look and feel like an idiot clicking the eraser end over and over and over, hoping there’s a centimeter left when deep down I know there isn’t. Why hasn’t someone invented a GPS homing device or even a Clapper for remote controls, cell phones, and other small electronic items that frequently get misplaced or shoved into a basement couch by a mischievous toddler? While looking for my daughter’s glasses recently, I came across a Nintendo DS that had been missing for four months and a mini-camcorder lost since Christmas. I could have spared buckets of tears had I been able to detonate a homing beacon. “Twilight” and “New Moon” aren’t as good as I’d originally thought. After renting both and watching them a couple more times, I’ve realized how bad the dialogue and acting actually are, despite my being a huge fan of the books (Go Team Edward!). Don’t get me wrong, I still get flushed when Jacob takes off his shirt to wipe the blood on Bella’s head after her motorcycle accident, but the overly dramatic scenes become funny when not viewed in a theater. Still, can’t wait for “Eclipse” this summer. More beautiful abs to behold! Can I check off my New Year’s Resolution to quit Spider Solitaire if I’ve substituted in Mahjong Titans? Peace out.
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Carmel beauty queen helps give Mrs. Indiana Pageant a makeover
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Friends of Jordan Moss, one of two teens killed in an April 9 crash on River Road, came to the family’s home last Wednesday afternoon to assist with a multitude of outdoor projects, including spreading mulch, planting flowers and trimming trees. “These kids have been great,” said Jordan’s brother, Jacob Moss. “They’ve been keeping us going with our loss.”
By Brandie Bohney Current in Carmel Carmel resident Nicole Brink is not just a beauty queen. She’s a beauty queen on a pageantry mission: to elevate and expand the Mrs. Indiana-America Brink Pageant. Brink is no stranger to the world of beauty pageants. She got her start in the competitions when she was eight, and in 2001 at the age of 27, she became Mrs. Indiana. From there, she went on to claim the Mrs. America 2001 title and the Mrs. World 2002 title. Last year, though, Brink went from being a stay-athome mom to being a stayat-home mom in charge of the Mrs. Indiana Pageant. “I wanted to stay involved with [pageants] however I could, and the state of Indiana became available,” Brink said. “The national directors called and asked me if I would be willing to take the Indiana franchise.”
Take it she did, and now Brink has big plans in mind for the organization. Currently, she’s trying to establish a “sisterhood” for the Mrs. Indiana organization. she said. Other states, she said, have dozens or even scores of competitors vying for their titles, but Indiana’s pageant has had fewer and fewer contestants in recent years. Brink hopes that through marketing and producing a high-quality event, those numbers will grow from fewer than 10 women this year to several dozen in coming years. She also hopes to make the pageant a rewarding and enjoyable experience for the competitors. “I’m really trying to make it a fun two days,” Brink said. “[The competitors] are moms or full-time career women, or both, and a lot of times we forget to take care of ourselves ... Even if it is just once a year for two days, it can be something fun.” This year’s pageant will be held at the Westfield High School auditorium this Saturday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and include the souvenir program book. Doors open at 3:15 p.m.
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Do your part to fight a little-known, yet serious disease COMMENTARY By Jeff Worrell All she asked of me in a sober and very intense request was some ink and space in my column. That’s it. Yet reading her letter from start to finish, and then again, I was moved by the lady unknown to me, pleading for help that might lead to a cure for her 7-year-old son. Mathew was born with a disease I have never heard of before. It has initials just like the other diseases, a local support organization and too many afflicted by its effects. But Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) groups do not have the infrastructure to turn buildings pink or raise funds during a 24-hour telethon – just some moms and dads doing what they can to raise money to combat the rare and incurable monster, which attacks two newborns every day in the United States. Susan Campbell, proud, dedicated and determined mother to Mathew, asked me simply for newspaper space. With pleasure, Susan.
On May 1, please come out for a two-mile family-friendly walk at Noblesville Forest Park, Shelter 5. Register pm site by 11 a.m. and bring pledges. Lots of pledges. Get a free T-shirt and help Mathew. The disease is terrible, loaded with nasty side effects and puts a tremendous strain on families. Carmel mom Susan is volunteering her time to fight for her son and do whatever is possible to raise awareness about TSC. She needs people to show up to Forest Park, rain or shine, and keep the hope alive that a cure will be quickly found. Keep the Campbells and other TSC families in your thoughts and prayers as they live daily with the ravages of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.
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Three Chairs to close in May By Kevin Kane Current in Carmel Three Chairs, a furniture store in Clay Terrace announced that it will close its doors May 9. The privately owned, Michigan-based company has four locations overall, but the Carmel store is the business’ only one in Indiana. A manager at the store, Cathy Lohmeier, said the store began to display signs notifying customers of its upcoming closure nearly two weeks ago
and added that the closing is primarily a result of the poor economy. Unlike Ashley Furniture, closing nearby on Greyhound Pass, Three Chairs will not liquidate its merchandise before closing its doors. Lohmeier said the store is currently discounting its floor models, but the rest of its furniture will be moved to the company’s three remaining locations.
Keystone closing postponed Current in Carmel The closing of Main Street at Keystone Parkway has been postponed until the first week of May. Then, approximately one week later, Keystone Parkway will close for 45 days between 126th Street and 136th Street. Because construction has progressed at a steady pace, the two separate closures can begin more simultaneously which helps shorten the overall closure period, according to the city’s statement. Ongoing utility relocations have also been a factor in determining the closure schedule. Motorists are asked to use extreme caution in this area for their safety and the safety of construction workers. A 40 mile-per-hour speed limit is in effect and will be enforced in this construction zone and along the entire Keystone
Parkway corridor from 96th Street to US 31. Daily short-term lane restrictions are expected as construction crews work immediately adjacent to the Keystone Parkway travel lanes. The Main Street interchange is part of the final phase of a three-year project to lower the grade of Keystone Parkway under six major intersections creating new interchanges and freeflow traffic at these locations making Carmel’s five-mile stretch of Keystone a much safer and more efficient roadway. When completed, the north-south traffic on Keystone Parkway will be free-flowing with no traffic lights between 98th Street and 146th Street, and tear-drop shaped roundabouts interchanges will manage the eastwest traffic flow. For more information on the project, including detour routes, log on to www. CarmelLink.org.
New radio program celebrates local art
COMMENTARY By Steven Libman One of the fundamental purposes behind The Center for the Performing Arts is to serve the entire arts community. In the other cities where I have been an arts administrator, much has been gained when arts organizations have collaborated and formed strategic alliances. Forging relationships and building partnerships was the impetus behind “All About Art,” a new three-minute radio feature designed to support all of Central Indiana arts groups. Broadcast on WIBC, 93.1 FM, the program airs Monday through Friday at 7:55 a.m. and again at 5:55 p.m., the two times of the day when radio reaches the most people. Hosted by Mike Ahern, long-time Indianapolis anchor-man at WISH-TV, you’re probably among the tens of thousands of Hoosiers who not only have appreciated Mike’s work through the years as a respected newsman, but also recognize him as an accomplished creative writer. The mission of “All About Art” is as the name implies, to promote all of the wonderful organizations and activities in the Central
Indiana arts community. During a time when budgets are tight, arts coverage is being reduced, endowments still are in recovery mode, and arts groups are trying to reach new audiences, the Center for the Performing Arts is confident that this new program will inform thousands of people every week about art and entertainment opportunities. Producing this type of outreach in this region means thousands of listeners will discover opportunities that they would not hear about otherwise. And “All About Art” does so in an informative and fun way. I’m proud to be a part of such a vibrant exchange of ideas. Likewise, Mike understands and supports the idea of making sure as many arts organizations in this region as possible benefit from “All About Art.” The Center for the Performing Arts applauds - and supports – creative approaches to collaborating across the community. Steven Libman is the executive director for The Center for the Performing Arts. He can be reached via e-mail at slibman@ thecenterfortheperformingarts. org.
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Putting an end to contractions COMMENTARY By Brandie Bohney Don’t let the headline fool you; I’m not proposing that we try to rid the world of contractions. I quite like contractions, actually, and I would be sad if a new rule outlawed using them. I do want to discuss, however, the use of contractions at the end of clauses. The idea came from reader Matt in Westfield who wondered if it’s acceptable to use the contraction I’ll as its own sentence as a response to a question: Will you get the mail for me? I’ll. It’s a reasonable question since the contraction is merely a shortened form of I will, and using I will as a complete sentence is not only acceptable, but common. Still, if you’re like me, the thought of using I’ll as a complete sentence is not only odd, but a little offensive to the ears. The issue here is not just using a contraction as a complete sentence. It’s actually an issue of using contractions to end clauses. In the case above, the clause just happens to be very short. Consider the following: He hasn’t been to Italy, but I’ve. George won’t ride roller coasters, but Marge’ll. On the other hand, contractions formed with not can end clauses with no problem: I eat cheese, but she won’t. Sally likes contractions, but Billy doesn’t. One theory on this disparity is that the pronounced stress on auxiliary verbs such as will or have simply doesn’t exist in the contracted form,
making the contracted for sound, well, awful as the completion of a clause. On the other hand, the adverb not contracts to a stressed syllable, too, so it doesn’t sound so awkward. Another theory, and the one I like a little better, is that it’s the part of speech that makes using notcontractions at the end of a clause acceptable. Not is an adverb, but will, have, and be are verbs – in this case, auxiliary (or helping) verbs. When you use an auxiliary verb as the end of a clause, it replaces a main verb, and main verbs are not contracted. Therefore, because the auxiliary verbs in essence become main verbs when used without them at the end of a clause, they cannot be contracted in that position. Because not is not a verb, it can be contracted at the end of a clause. Yikes. That was a bit confusing, no? I wish there were an easier way to explain. The best explanation, I suppose, is to go with what sounds correct. I’m guessing most people don’t use verb contractions to end sentences, anyhow, and that they find them foreign in sound and appearance. Unless you’re Matt, who apparently really likes how I’ll sounds as a complete sentence. More power to you, dude, but I disagree. Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at email@example.com.
Do your part to stop the bullying epidemic COMMENTARY By Becky Kapsalis The dictionary defines a “bully” as an aggressive person who intimidates or mistreats weaker people. I define bully as an emotionally dysfunctional person. Who in their right mind would want to intimidate or mistreat weaker people to the point of causing serious harm to another human being? A recent CNN report showed that eight young kids committed suicide after being bullied into believing they were worthless individuals, that more than 80,000 kids nationwide avoid going to school because of bullies (feigning illness), and that girls are bigger emotional bullies than boys. Enough is enough. Who is to be held accountable? Who is paying attention to the clues? Sure, some of these cases may be because of emotional disorders, but more often than not, someone has taught these kids to be bullies because they are being bullied. If we, as parents, aren’t willing to look in the mirror and see if, perhaps, we’re either teaching or allowing others to mistreat our kids into thinking they are weak, then maybe we need to serve detention time from work, community service time, emo-
tional education classes or whatever it takes to get us to start paying attention to the emotional NEEDS of our children. I’ve been in classroom situations where bullies have attempted to prevail. I can tell you from experience thst these kids do not like being bullies. They just have never been given the chance to be kind, mannerly or decent. I’ve seen bullies come from the best families. I’ve seen honor students, athletes and popular kids seldom giving their parents or teachers any reason to believe that they are anything but honorable. I’ve also seen parents defend these same kids making it appear the victims “have it coming to them.” If children are being bullied, we must take action, whether they are our kids or not. Bullying is morally criminal. Parents are the first responders to the actions of our kids. Respond as though your child’s life depends on it, because it may – whether they are the victims or the victimizers. Hugs! Becky Kapsalis. aka YiaYia (pronounced Ya-Ya.) is a certified parenting advocate and child behavior coach. You may reach her at 317-848-7979 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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I can see clearly: The benefits of solar-film window treatments Commentary By Vicky Early It happens in the blink of a sunglass-protected eye. One day, your home is in pristine condition. Your fabrics are vibrant, and the floors are a rich, uniform color. The next day, you return home and notice a cushion has turned an odd color and your wood is dry and lackluster. That is when you realize your home has experienced “the heartbreak of fading.” Blinds and sufficiently lined window treatments offer some degree of protection, but there comes a time in the life of every homeowner when they simply want to look out a window! This is where solar film provides an additional layer of protection … much like the sunglasses that protect your eyes. Solar film, simply put, is a thin, transparent sheet applied to window interiors. The primary function is to reduce the window’s light and heat transmission. Contrary to some myths, it will not stop bullets or shattering from earth-
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• Pears • Peppers • Potatoes • Raspberries • Spinach • Strawberries What do you do if you can’t go with organic foods? Produce can be washed with a commercially available produce wash, or you can make your own by adding a cup of vinegar to a dishpan of warm water. Using a vegetable brush will also help remove any residue, and all fruits and vegetables should be rinsed with running water. Do not soak produce, as this is less effective at removing toxins and may decrease the nutrient content. Another strategy is to decrease exposure by peeling fruits and vegetables. A great rule of thumb is that if you eat the peel, buy organic if possible. Otherwise turn on the faucet, and get out the veggie brush. Regardless, don’t skip your fruits and vegetables. They contain the antioxidants and anti-cancer nutrients we need to prevent disease. So regardless of whether you buy organic or not, remember, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
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» Better than a poke in the eye – How acupuncture works may be unclear, but the benefits stick out. Research shows that this ancient therapy can be an effective treatment for a wide variety of ailments, from back pain and sciatica to headaches, nausea, and asthma. We consulted experts and recent studies to find out which conditions seem to benefit most from acupuncture. If you’re struggling with one of the following ailments, you might consider going under the needle: headaches, gastrointestinal problems, sports injuries, anxiety and depression, and back pain. -www.menshealth.com
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Explosive cleavage of a different kind? COMMENTARY By Dr. Barry Eppley You wouldn’t normally consider the concepts of plastic surgery and terrorism in the same sentence. Apparently, however, female suicide bombers are being fitted with breast implants containing explosives that are all but impossible to detect. Similar approaches are also being considered for men, using buttocks implants. While breast implants do have a controversial material history, it has never been one of a lethal and nefarious nature. Explosive experts say an implant containing as little as five ounces of certain explosives (a B-cup breast size) can open a hole in the skin of an airplane that can take it down. While an exploding breast implant is not a concern for the typical American woman undergoing breast augmentation, understanding implant rupture is. Implant rupture is the one lifelong implantrelated risk a breast implant patient should know about. While the bag or shell of a breast implant does not explode, it can develop a tear or hole over time. Such an implant defect is not the result of anything the patient does; it is the result of the natural fatigue of the implant material. It is always best to not think of breast implants as permanent, although we all hope they are.
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Patients, of course, want to know the likelihood of implant rupture and what happens when it occurs. The true incidence of breast implant failure is really only known from the case history taken from older device designs that are no longer used. While the manufacturers say there is 1 percent risk per year for the lifetime of the implant, numbers are just ... numbers. That statistic is meaningless when it happens to you. You just have to know that it can happen and that the longer they are in place, the more likely it will occur. Rupture of saline implants is immediately obvious, like a flat tire. Silicone implant failure usually never results in any external change and may only be found on a routine mammogram. The good news is breast implant rupture is medically harmless; no scientific evidence has ever linked a medical disease with implant filler materials. Rupture is an issue of inconvenience and economics. For saline implants, it will be a cosmetic “emergency.” For silicone implants, it is more of a dilemma of whether anything needs to be done at all if the breast feels and looks fine. Dr. Eppley is an Indianapolis board-certified plastic surgeon. Comments can be sent to info@ eppleyplasticsurgery.com
Let massage heal your bad ankles COMMENTARY By Sally Feldman If you have bad ankles, there are some alternative ideas that you may not have considered. Yes, it’s true. Light massage brings the blood flow back to your ankles, reduces swelling and induces lymph flow. Blood flow brings nutrition into the area, which starts the healing process. It simply helps the body recover faster and better than doing nothing. Another trick to avoid injury is to rotate your ankles regularly. If your ankle pain is as result of a soft tissue injury, strengthening this area will help give it stability. Rotate 40 times to the right and 40 times to the left, and lift and lower 40 times. It is difficult, and you may hear creaking as a result of the buildup of lactic acid, but it is worth your effort. This type of therapy is a common practice in professional ballet studios around the globe for a reason. Water therapy (commonly referred as hydrotherapy) is another alternative fix for the ankles. Hot/cold therapy respectively will help to improve systolic blood pressure and patients’ walking ability. The varied temperature dilates then constricts the blood vessels thereby stimulating blood flow - thus reducing swelling. If you want more information about your ankle injuries, go to www.rehabanklesprain.
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You won’t catch more bees with it, but it tastes pretty good COMMENTARY By Chef Michael Vlasich Vinegar comes in all strengths, colors and flavors. All ethnic civilizations use vinegar as a part of their cuisines to influence and accent flavors. A great detective can look in your pantry and figure your ancestry or favorite cuisines by inspecting the vinegars on hand. Vinegar is most commonly made from an alcohol base. Fermentation produces a specific bacterium, which converts wine to a fermented liquid and becomes weak acetic acid, or vinegar. Each country or region bases its alcohol of choice on the abundance of crops produced, and so, its vinegars too. One universal variety is white distilled vinegar, which is made from grain alcohol; this is used primarily for pickling and processing foods. Like alcohol, there are different qualities of vinegar based on the original product and the method used to make it. Wine vinegar is produced from both red and white wines, as well as champagne. The most expensive vinegars start with a good wine and then use the “Orleans” method of preparation; this allows them to ferment in oak barrels at a low temperature. They age with the same characteristics of wine and will have a deep color and smooth flavor. Sherry vinegar is made similar to sherry with different methods and a network of barrels called a “solera.” Balsamic vinegar is made from unfermented Trebbiano grape juice and is slowly aged in wooden casks. For many centuries, the best has come from Modena Italy, the age playing a role in the quality and price.
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Herb vinegar Ingredients: • 1 oz. fresh herbs • 1 cup vinegar (white makes a neutral base, but wine works well too) Directions: Combine the two in a sterilized jar and steep, stirring occasionally, stored in a sealed jar in a warm place a couple weeks. Strain into a sauce pan, add sugar to desired flavor and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into a sterilized jar, seal and store in a cool, dark place.
fruit vinegar Ingredients: • 3 oz fresh fruit • 1 cup vinegar Directions: Place clean herbs in a sterilized container, bring vinegar to a boil and pour over the herbs. Seal the jar and steep for a minimum two weeks, stirring occasionally, and then strain into a clean sterilized jar and store ion a cool dark place.
Waitress, Mudbugs Cajun Cafe Where do you like to eat? “Bravo Italian Restaurant” Why do you like to eat there? “I love Italian, and it’s always good and fresh when I go there.” What do you like to eat there? “I like to eat the Shrimp Diablo.” What do you like about Bravo? “It’s always really clean and classy-looking.” 8651 Castle Creek Parkway East Drive 577-2211
Flavored vinegars are wine vinegars that are either infused or aged with other ingredients to give them an accent or specific flavor. Most commonly, you will find fruit, herbs or garlic; however, there are no rules, and sometimes you will find the queerest concoction. The culture that has most fully embraced the concept of vinegar is Japan, where the culinary art of umami is practiced. The Japanese will use vinegar instead of salt as a flavoring-finishing ingredient. It has been recognized so successfully that even the western hemisphere now imitates it in healthy cooking. With all known people using vinegar, they all can’t be wrong. Use the included recipes to make your own flavored vinegars. Chef Michael R. Vlasich, CEC, AAC, is a Carmel resident and the executive chef at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. You may e-mail him at chefmichael@ currentincarmel.com
Type of Food: French cafe Price Range: $5-$10 Specialty Menu Items: Croque Monsieur, Croque Madame, Galette avec Jambon et Fromage, Gateau Mousse au Chocolat, Chocolate Cream Pie Dress: Casual Reservations: Yes, recommended for Thursday/
Friday/Saturday evenings Smoking: Not permitted Hours: Sunday – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday – closed Tuesday – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Address: 15 West Main St. Phone: (317) 816-1200
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Carmel native stars in ‘Hello Dolly’
» Hikers’ rescue device – If you need to be rescued in the wilderness, what you need is something simple, reliable, portable, and effective, which (it turns out) means big inflatable rescue balloon. The Rescue Balloon not only has a creative name, but comes rolled up around its own little cylinder of helium. If you find yourself not being able to find yourself, inflate the balloon, send it up, and wait for rescue. -www.ohgizmo.com » Naturally weed-free lawn -- Corn gluten meal, a relatively new and increasingly popular natural herbicide, appears to be successful at preventing crabgrass and other common weeds. A by-product of milling corn, it is completely benign. A three-year systematic application can yield a nearly weed-free lawn. Research at the University of Iowa-Ames showed that 60 percent of weeds are eliminated the first year, 80 percent the second, and 90 to 100 percent the third year of corn gluten meal application. -www.almanac.com
Carmel native Jana Lugar plays Minnie Fay in “Hello Dolly,” playing at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre now through May 2.
By Haley Vannarsdall Current in Carmel After traveling the globe and appearing in many popular shows, Carmel native Jana Lugar has returned to the Hoosier State to act in the 1964 Jerry Herman musical, “Hello Dolly.” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre is where Lugar got her start at acting when she was seven years old as Molly in “Annie” in 1987. Lugar returned home to act in a musical about a love-drunk woman named Dolly Levi who becomes the town matchmaker in her search to marry Horace Vandergelder, a well-known half millionaire, in which Dolly wishes to spread his wealth among the townspeople. Lugar graduated from Carmel High School in 1998 and worked on Holland American cruise line as a singer and dancer for three years, as well as appearing in “The Sound of Music,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Grease,” “Crazy For You,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Peter Pan.”
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What: A concert and other activities raising money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association When: April 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Outside City Hall, Carmel Cost: Free, but donations will be accepted Details: Blue Tear, a classic rock cover band based in Indianapolis, will travel north to Carmel to perform at this MDA benefit event. The five-member band will perform for three hours in addition to the day’s other activities. Leo Thompson, bass player and vocalist for Blue Tear, said the band recently decided to perform one benefit concert per band member, per year. The MDA fundraiser was his selection.
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“I wouldn’t have got to travel to the places I went if it wasn’t for acting,” Lugar said. “I loved it, but no matter where you are, home is what you miss.” After completing an event management certification at IUPUI, Lugar hopes to take what she learned working on a cruise ship and become a wedding planner. Working on “Hello Dolly,” Lugar’s past dance instructor, Ron Morgan, is the choreographer for the show and her past voice coach, Terry Woods, is the musical director. “The show has such a great talented cast,” Lugar said. “When we’re backstage it matches how we are on stage and that’s really hard to do in a show.” “Hello Dolly” is playing at Beef & Boards until May 2 and tickets range from $35 to $58 dollars and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet. For reservations and tickets call 317-872-9664 or visit beefandboards.com.
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Photos by Karl Ahlrichs Current in Westfield Assignments Editor Kevin Kane spoke at Midwest Academy in Carmel on April 13 as part of the schoolâ€™s National Library Week festivities. In two separate presentations, Kane spoke to the schoolâ€™s entire student body, which is comprised of about 85 students ranging from grades 4 through 12. He discussed with them his responsibilities as an editor and reporter and explained the process of gathering information and forming it into an article. While speaking to the high school students, he presented to them a hypothetical scenario in which the students were acting as reporters at the scene of an accident. They had five minutes to ask questions to a pretend police officer, photographer Karl Ahlrichs, and then compile the most important information into a threesentence article.
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QUINOA SWEET POTATO CAKES
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3. Peel sweet potatoes, cut into one-inch cubes and steam for 20-25 minutes or until soft. Puree or mash cooked sweet potatoes. 4. Combine sweet potatoes, cooked quinoa and rice. Blend in remaining ingredients. 5. Portion mixture into 10 5-oz. balls and gently flatten into patties. 6. Lay the patties onto a parchment lined tray that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Lightly spray the tops with spray. Bake in 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly brown and crisp on the outside.
Makes 10 servings Ingredients: • 1 cup quinoa • 1 cup Lundberg Wild Rice Blend • 0.18 oz. Fresh sage, chopped • 1 tsp. salt • ½ tsp. ground black pepper • 1 lb. yams • 1/2 bunch green onions, sliced • 1/2 pound dry cranberries, roughly chopped Directions: 1. Rinse quinoa under cold running water. Place quinoa and 4 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. 2. Place 1 cup wild rice and 2 cup water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer over low heat for about 45 minutes or until water is absorbed.
One morning, forensic scientist Theresa Maclean is working at a murder scene when she is informed that her police detective fiancé and several others have been taken hostage by two men at the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank. She is able to be close at hand as the city’s best hostage negotiator interacts with the two men. However, when her fiancé is shot, she takes it upon herself to get the criminals to take her and release her fiancé. While inside the bank, she tries to determine the psychological motives behind the bank seizure and whether it is possible for her and the other hostages to get out alive. After eight tense hours, the outcome becomes evident. Lisa Black, herself a forensic scientist, has plotted a thriller that is hard to put down. The minute-by-minute action provides a number of surprises. Theresa Maclean is a believable character with natural impulses and selfdoubts. While Theresa is on the outside, the reader sees what happens behind the scenes in a hostage situation. Once she is on the inside, the reader vicariously lives through the crisis, awaiting what happens next with baited breath. Reviewed by Christine Owens CCPL Reference Services Manager Visit the Carmel Clay Public Library’s Web site at www.carmel.lib.in.us for more book reviews.
Carmel High School graduate 1984 This recipe, provided by Marie Hunt with Whole Food Market , is one of the winners of Feb. 28 Dining A La Heart fundraiser. Proceeds from the fundraiser support the Reviving Hearts Program, which donates automated external defibrillators to high schools throughout Indiana. For more information, contact Margie Fougeron 317-338-6080.
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A bell-ringer: roast, slice, store now, then eat later By Molly Herner Current in Carmel Bell peppers have a ripe sweetness that transfers well to other vegetables and proteins. Roasting bell peppers brings out their natural sweetness and flavor. Roast them either on a very hot grill or under a broiler in your oven. If you use your broiler, remember to leave the oven door slightly ajar so the oven doesn’t fill with smoke. The sliced, roasted peppers can be stored in jars with olive oil and other vegetables like
olives and capers and will keep for months if stored properly and can be kept in a cool, dry cupboard. Add them to salads, meats, sauces and soups, increasing the versatility of your weekly meal schedules. Molly Herner, is the baker/pastry chef at Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano. You may email her at odette05@ aol.com.
COMMENTARY By Tracy Line You’re having the time of your life until… It’s raining and you can’t find a cab, you’re hungry and there’s not a restaurant in sight, or you’re completely lost in a country in which you don’t speak the language. Traveling occasionally has its share of not-so-great moments. But luckily, for smart phone owners, help is on the way. There are oodles of phone applications for travelers of every kind. Many are handy, others are lifesavers and some are just plain fun. Find yourself in need of a restroom? Try SitOrSquat, a free application with a listing of public restrooms for wherever you are. It includes reviews, ratings and brace yourself, photos. If it’s a cab you need, try Taxi. This application (also free) lists contact information for local taxicab companies, has user ratings, and will even dial the number for you with a simple tap of your phone. When hunger calls, check out either Urban Spoon or Yelp. These free apps give restaurant listings and ratings, and have the ability to filter your search by location, price and/or cuisine. For 99 cents, Local Eats gives you local (no chain) restaurant listings, coupons and even directions to eateries in over 50 US cities. Where to Eat? offers the largest restaurant database, and lots of extras for a mere $2.99.
When you want it all, try Where. This free app gives real-time information on restaurants, movie show times, gas stations, traffic, weather and more. Worldmate, another comprehensive application, has an itinerary manager, maps and directions, a 5-day weather forecast, tip calculator and even a currency converter, complete with current exchange rates. While asking a local is always a good option, smart phones are helpful tools for finding what you need, whenever and wherever you need it. Tracy Line is a travel agent for Family Vacations in Noblesville, and also a travel writer. Contact her at 317-770-2211, ext 312, or Tracy@familyvacations.com.
roasted bell peppers Ingredients: • Desired amount of bell peppers Directions: 1. Roast peppers for a few minutes on all sides until their skins blacken and start to separate from the fruit of the pepper. 2. Remove the peppers from the heat and immediately place them inside a plastic bag. 3. Cover them entirely and let them sit for a few minutes. This allows the skins to continue
steaming and separate further from the pepper. 4. Rub the peppers all over with a clean dish towel to remove the skins. You can also pull the seeds and core out of the middle of the peppers at this time. Be careful because the peppers will still be very hot. 5. Slice them and keep them stored in jars with olive oil and other vegetables like olives and capers.
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Mo’s Irish Pub
Through May 2, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents the famous matchmaking musical “Hello, Dolly!” – the winner 10 Tony Awards. Renowned Chicago actress Iris Lieberman stars in the show. Tickets range from $35 to $58 and include a meal. Call 872 - 9664 for details.
The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis will present “Yankee Tavern,” written by Steven Dietz, runs through May 1. Tickets are $15 for Thursdays and Sundays, $20 for Fridays and Saturdays. Show times are 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Visit www.phoenixtheatre.org for details.
Crimes of the Heart
This 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning story of three sisters gathering to await news of their ailing grandfather will be presented at the Carmel Community Playhouse at Clay Terrace through sunday. Ticket prices are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. For more information, visit www.carmelplayers.org.
The following musical acts will be playing live at Mickey¹s Irish Pub, 13644 N. Meridian St., Carmel. For more information, call 573-9746: Friday – Soul Street Saturday – Big Daddy Caddy
The following musical acts will be playing live at Mo’s Irish Pub, 13193 Levinson Lane in the Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville. For more information, call (317) 770-9020. Thursday – Aberdeen Project Friday – 10th of Never Saturday – Mother Grove
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The following musical act will be playing live at the Noble Coffee & Tea Co., 933 Logan St., Noblesville. For more information, call (317) 773-0339. Thursday – Lou & Peter Berryman with Lowercase M
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University High School will present the musical "Little Shop of Horrors" on April 29, 30 and May 1 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and are available at the door. For information contact Nancy Webster at 733-4475, ext. 102.
PERFORMANCE Always…Patsy Cline
The life, friendships and music of legendary country singer Patsy Cline are celebrated as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents a new show to its stage this season. “Always… Patsy Cline” opens for the first time at Beef & Boards on May 6, continuing through June 6. For ticket information, call 872-9664.
Purdue Varsity Glee Club
The acclaimed Purdue Varsity Glee Club, which has wowed audiences around the world and has performed at five presidential inaugurations and Carnegie Hall, among other notable venues, will perform in Carmel saturday at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seats are $15. For tickets, call 317-582-0127.
Afternoon of classical music
The Covenant Symphony will be joined by Sylvia Patterson-Scott and Beverly Scott from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for an afternoon of classical music April 25 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary of East 91st Street Christian Church located at 6049 East 91st St., Indianapolis. Admission is free.
The following musical act will be playing live at the Noblesville Moose Lodge, 950 Field Drive, Noblesville. Membership not require. For more information, call (317) 773-9916. May 1 – Time Machine.
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DISPATCHES » Low profiles, high returns? 1. DragonWave (DRWI) – The Canadian company foresees revenue growth this year as telecom companies buy its microwave-backhaul equipment to shore up their networks. 1. Occam Networks (OCNW) – The company foresees growth from a service introduced last year that helps customers upgrade their networks to accommodate growth in on-demand and bandwidthintensive services. -moneycentral.msn.com » Ready for retirement? – Whether you’re already retired or nearing that stage in your life, you may have questions about your finances and how to maintain your lifestyle. The Westfield Washington Public Library is hosting an ask-theexperts session April 29 at 6:30 p.m. focusing on topics like Social Security, long term care insurance, and fixed and variable annuities. For more information or to register for this free program, call 896-9391.
Take a look at what your customers are driving COMMENTARY By David Cain What do a Chrysler PT Cruiser, a Toyota Camry Hybrid, a Mercedes CL600 and a Pontiac Sunfire have in common? Well, they are all cars. Each one has an engine and four wheels. All four of them are built on a steel frame and have a radio. They all have a trunk, a steering wheel and seats. And they all appeal to different people for reasons that vary. I was driving to Sheridan yesterday and passed the entrance to a subdivision. Lined up, ready to enter the morning traffic, were four Chryslers. Each was a different model, but the same manufacturer built them. I’ve long been a believer that what you drive reflects you and your personality to some degree. I realized it when I borrowed a friend’s car and felt awkward behind the wheel. I confirmed it when I borrowed my then-girlfriend’s Maxima and, after driving it, promptly bought one. Why did I love trucks and mid-sized sedans but always despise certain other styles, makes and models? People have preferences, and these preferences shape our behaviors. These preferences might be from childhood or life stories or simply innate characteristics we’re born with. Regardless, everyone doesn’t like everything. We all have dif-
ferent tastes or, at least, there are types of tastes, and we all fall into a category of taste. There is a market for almost everything, and that market is defined by the consumer’s perception of value. It’s also affected by their ability to act on their perceived value or their ability to purchase. If you sell anything, a service or a product, you are selling to a certain group with a certain perception of value. Some markets are larger than others. Knowing your market and its preferences is the best way to get people to buy. And, not surprisingly, the narrower you can make the market, the easier it is to talk to them. The old saying, “you can’t be everything to everybody” has never been more true today. You have to focus on your customers or audience, let them know you are for them, and give them what they want. Next time you are trying to identify your market, take a look at what they’re driving. It might become a practical way to see if you have something in common.
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Some tips on sharing mobile broadband COMMENTARY By Gary Hubbard Mobile Internet is a quickly evolving sector of the computer world, and all the major wireless players are feverishly developing their offerings to get you to subscribe to their services. The most common method of getting mobile broadband service is to plug in a special USB cellular network device and access the Internet via that company’s cellular network. In its standard configuration, you are limited to a single computer, but many options have emerged to overcome that limitation. The best solution depends upon how mobile you need the router to be, how far away you need to be able to connect and which data plan you are currently on. Most of the cellular providers now offer an optional “mobile hotspot” device that generally allows up to five devices to share the cellular data connection. This solution is best for those who travel often and have a number of devices they need to connect while on the road, but it can add an additional monthly charge. Verizon offers a product it calls MiFi, and Sprint offers Overdrive to allow you to share your cellular data connection Some providers allow you to combine the data modem and the router in a small external device (the size of a pack of cigarettes or smaller) so you don’t end up paying two data charges.
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I eat a lot of meals in the car, so this would also create a bit of an inconvenience for me and jeopardize my already questionable driving record. “Did I do something wrong, officer?” “You suddenly pulled off onto the I-70 shoulder. Is everything OK? “I’m taking a photo of my fish sandwich.” “Sir, this time I’m just going to issue a warning: Those are really high in sodium.” Restaurants might try to benefit from this obsession with food photos. They already put little icons next to menu choices, so we’ll know which items are low in fat. Now we’ll also know which ones are high in resolution. The waitress will not only ask if you have room for dessert, but whether you have enough disc space. Is the meal dietetic? Who cares, as long as it’s photogenic. Personally, I don’t think posting your meal choices on Facebook will catch on, especially in Indiana. Hoosiers are good people with high moral standards. They don’t want their kids looking at corn all day on the Internet.
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COMMENTARY By Mike Redmond I have a problem with sunglasses. My problem involves the fact that I can very seldom find any I like, and when I do, I invariably lose them or break them, usually within a few days of purchase. You Freudian analysts out there will, of course, interpret this to mean that I really don’t want to wear sunglasses at all, probably because my mother forced me to eat Cheerios, or something like that. I think that could fairly be called “overanalyzing the situation.” Mostly I think it’s just a case of me being kind of clumsy with them. OK, very clumsy. “Just buy cheap ones,” my friends have said. “That way, when you lose them or break them, you can just go buy another pair. No big deal.” Obviously they have never dealt with sunglass clumsitude on a scale like mine. Case in point: The other Saturday, I had to swing by Target to buy some sunglasses to replace the ones I left somewhere. Then I went out to run errands. Two hours later, at a Farmer’s Market, they fell out of my shirt pocket and on to the floor, where I promptly applied one of my size 11 Red Wing work boots, the left one, to them. And so
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Latest appliances excel in efficiency, convenience COMMENTARY By Larry Greene Question: What are some of the latest trends in kitchen appliances? Answer: As kitchens develop even more into the main living space in the home, it’s more important than ever to upgrade appliances to fit your lifestyle. Stainless steel is still the upgrade finish of choice for most Carmel homeowners. Consider the following kitchen appliance trends. Microwave drawers: The advantage of a microwave drawer is that it takes the microwave off the counter and places it right at the most convenient height for easier accessibility. These units can be easily installed under a counter and are perfect for islands and open-plan kitchens, as well as wet bars, family rooms and home theaters. Sharp was the first to introduce this innovative appliance. European-style wall ovens: These ovens include one-touch controls that give you virtually endless cooking options. Most of these ovens include convection technology, which yields
more consistent and even cooking results and up to 30 percent faster cooking times. An example is the GE Monogram European convection wall oven, which is designed to coordinate with other GE appliances. Warming, refrigeration or dishwasher drawers: The main benefit of appliance drawers is the ergonomic design and convenience they offer. These appliances are commonly used in prep areas to reduce trips walking back and forth to large refrigerators, thus freeing up space in the main refrigerator. Induction cook tops: This form of cook top is gaining popularity because it is energy efficient, easy to clean and safer and it can cut cooking times in half. Induction cook tops have
a big advantage over standard gas and electric cook tops. An induction cook top is 85-90 percent efficient compared to gas cook tops (45 percent) and electric cook tops (30-40 percent), which translates into lower energy bills.
Larry Greene is owner of Case Handyman & Remodeling. You may e-mail him at lgreene@ caseremodeling.com or call 8462600. Visit www.caseremodeling. com for more information.
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COMMENTARY By Holly Funk I’m slightly disheartened by all the gardening gadgets they throw in your face lately. My grandmother gardened with a spoon and a pair of scissors. It’s one of the world’s oldest pastimes and we’ve done it all along without a single "ratcheting pruner". So I thought I would mention the tools I think a gardener shouldn’t be without. A good pair of pruning shears tops the list, but you must choose wisely. When shopping for pruners, you will find “anvil” pruners and “bypass” pruners. The difference is that bypass pruners work like scissors making a completely clean cut. Anvil pruners have a blunt side that crushes the stem as it cuts. This destroys the tissue and allows plenty of entry points for pathogens. When shopping for an all purpose pruning tool, choose the best bypass pruners you can afford. Who can garden without a trowel? A must for digging small holes, the trowel is a gardening icon. Choose one that is made of a strong material and preferably is a single unit – no handles to break off or screws to come loose. No guarantee on the gardener, however. You could go nuts buying tools and gadgets for the garden … fancy gloves and the like. But when it comes down to it, there is only one tool I could not garden without: my Japanese soil
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God: A burden or a blessing? COMMENTARY By Bob Walters As though co-habitation of traditional and contemporary worship in one church isn’t challenge enough, our young-ish, spiky-haired copreacher Daron recently invited congregants to text in live sermon questions by cell phone. During the traditional service. On Sunday morning. iWorship has arrived. Plenty of churches have split merely over what kind of music is played. Can we survive interactive sermon texting? We already know Christians fight about many silly things, too often turning the Holy Spirit’s great gift of faith in the Body of Christ into a theater of wrathful, schismatic combat. It should be a sanctuary for Christ’s mercy and grace. Why question music or technology (or spiky hair) when a better question is, “What is the true nature of this God we are worshipping?” Why ask? We ask about God because He hardwired it into our mortal souls to seek Him – to wonder who we are, who He is, how we were made, who created everything, and to seek truth about right and wrong, good and evil. God either provides – or is – the answer to all those questions. Granted, the God of the Old Testament often looks mean, wrathful, and scary – quite different from the merciful, forgiving visage of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Truth is, human beings
fouled up Truth in the Old Testament. And even since the enormous event of the Cross, people still foul up the Truth of the New Testament. Do we think God brings the burden of “Do what I say?” That His purpose is to curse our lives promising punishment, wrath, judgment and guilt? Or, do we correctly learn that God is saying, emphatically, “Love what I love”? That when we know and understand Jesus, we can rest easy and trust that God’s nature is a blessing, promising love, grace, peace and joy? I pick No. 2, thank you. That should be one’s conclusion when one finishes reading the Bible. The Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, and God are all God, all have the same goal, and they’re all on the same page. Scriptural evidence is heavily on that side. John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world.” 1 John 4:8 and 4:16 say, “God is love.” Matthew 11:30 quotes Jesus, “… My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” And know this: God is easier to understand than church. Believe it. Trust it. Text it to someone you love. Bob Walters (www.believerbob. blogspot.com, e-mail rlwcom@aol. com) notices that both OT God and NT Jesus are VERY particular about how believers represent their faith and God’s Truth to others.
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Gordon Smith, 76, Indianapolis, passed away at his home March 22. He was in the private practice of law for more than 50 years with the law firm of HUME, SMITH, GEDDES, GREEN & SIMMONS, LLP, formerly known as Smith and Jones. Surviving are his son, Gordon R. Smith (Mary Ann), and daughter, Linda Tatum (Greg), their mother, Joan Smith and ten grandchildren: Eric, Sister Maria Clare, Matthew, Peter, Angela, Monica, Nicholas and Evan Smith, and Madeline and Emily Tatum. Also surviving is friend and companion Sharon Callahan.
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NOW HIRING POSITION OPEN FOR School Nurse at Prairie Trace Elementary in Carmel Clay Schools. The successful candidate would work the school calendar year. An RN degree is required. Interested persons are asked to please complete an online application at http://ccshr.ccs.k12.in.us/idsonlineapp/.
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Gary G. Blanton, 69, Carmel, passed away March 9. He was born May 5, 1940 in Jackson, Ky. to the late Blaine and Hattie (Hounshell) Blanton. He was a 1958 graduate of Breathitt HS. Gary was involved in the construction business for many years in the Indianapolis area and was the owner of the Blanton Roofing Co., Carmel Car Sales and 76 Falls Country Club in Albany, KY. Gary is survived by his wife of 49 years, Wanda (Sallee) Blanton; sons, Gary N. Blanton and David (Christie) Blanton; grandchildren, Amanda, Andrew and Joshua Blanton; and sister, Betty Sebastian.
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Friday April 23; 8 am to 3 pm Saturday April 24; 8 am to 12:00 noon At St Marks United Methodist Church 4780 East 126th Street in Carmel (Corner of 126th /Grey Rd)
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Garage Sale April 22-24th 8-5 7056 East 171st. Street, Noblesville, In 46062 South of 32 west of Noblesville between Cherry Tree and Willow View Road Furniture, toys, books, collectibles, household items, some new. Too many items to mention them all.
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Get moving with answers. Today, Americans are enjoying longer, more active lives than at any other point in history. Yet, as we age, our bodies change and a lifetime of activity and occasional abuse to the shoulder can cause the inability to carry objects, raise or even use the arm. If the pain in your shoulder is severe, it is important to get answers from a joint specialist familiar with the full spectrum of shoulder problems and treatments. Human Motion at Clarian North Medical Center is part of the system upholding Indiana’s only orthopedics program ranked among U.S.News and World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals.” Our integrated team helps thousands of patients each year quickly and safely return to normal function through a leading edge approach to the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.
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Free Shoulder Seminars WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 6:00 P.M. Clarian North Medical Center Learning Center 11700 N. Meridian, Carmel WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 6:00 P.M. Clarian North Medical Center Learning Center 11700 N. Meridian, Carmel Presenter for both seminars will be orthopedic surgeon Kevin Condict, MD. RSVP by calling 317-962-2533