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IU Health, School of Medicine announce $150-million research collaboration email@example.com IU Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine will invest $150 million during a five-year period in the Strategic Research Initiative. The project will give both institutions an opportunity to dually collaborate in scientific investigations, translational research and clinical trials that will result in innovative treatments for disease. IU Health, the state’s largest and most comprehensive health system, will invest $75 million in the Strategic Research Initiative and IU School of Medicine will match that with an additional $75 million
in resources. The initial focus will be on projects in the fields of neuroscience, cancer and cardiovascular disease. “This investment is further evidence of IU Health’s continued commitment to our mission of clinical care, education and research,” said Daniel J. Evans, president and CEO of IU Health. “Our partnership with the IU School of Medicine and the Initiative’s promise of breakthrough research are essential to advancing patient care.” The three target research areas – cancer, neuroscience and cardiovascular disease – will also study key strategic service lines for IU Health and important medical needs as Americans age and health care costs
increase. “Together, our organizations have an uncommon degree of strategic alignment that will contribute to the development of personalized medical treatments to improve patient safety and outcomes,” said Eric Williams, executive vice president for academic affairs at IU Health. The Strategic Research Initiative will provide patients with access to new therapies developed through translational research and clinical trials, and will make use of the latest genetic tools to develop therapies unique to patients, making for more effective medical treatment for patients.
HCLA accepting applications for 2012-2013 class firstname.lastname@example.org The Hamilton County Leadership Academy is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 class. The 10-month academy will begin in September and run through June 2013. Applications are due June 30. HCLA is a leadership program that identifies and prepares informed leaders for our community. Program participants are brought together by their commitment of time, energy and expertise and their desire to be involved in Hamilton County. The program is available to Hamilton County residents or those with business or civic activities within the community. An informal informational meeting will be held 8:30 a.m. May 17 at 2728 E. 171st St., Westfield (Westfield City Services Building). Individuals interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to attend. For an application or to RSVP for the informational meeting, visit www.hcla.net or contact Jill Doyle at jdoyle@hcla. net or 379-1879.
The Schindel Agency opens (Left to right) Roberta Salway, chamber ambassador and First Merchants Bank; Peter Schindel, The Schindel Agency; Mo Merhoff, chamber president; and Ryan Mooney, First Merchants Bank, were all smiles at the ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday for the new Carmel location of The Schindel Agency, a nationwide insurance agency. For more information, contact email@example.com. (Submitted photo)
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Ology Spa holds contest to pamper local mom – Ology Spa wants to know: Does your mom go above and beyond for your family? The West-meets-East fusion spa and medicine business, located at 11725 N. Illinois St., Carmel, is hosting the Ology Super Mom Mother’s Day Contest this month to reward one lucky mother with a spa, massage and facial package worth more than $850. To nominate your mom for the Ology winner’s escape, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of how hard your mom works, “whether it’s in the boardroom or running the carpool.” The Ology “Mom team” will vote for the winning entry. Entries will be accepted through May 12. Votes can be cast online through Ology Spa’s Facebook page for viewers’ favorite entry. For more information, visit the Ology Spa Web site at www.ologyspa.com or e-mail email@example.com.
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Carmel Clay Historical Society Springtime Luncheon – The next event in Carmel’s 175th Anniversary Celebration will be the Carmel Clay Historical Society’s Springtime Luncheon: “175 Years – Remembering Carmel.” The luncheon will be held May 10 at Woodland Country Club, and will feature the presentation of the first annual Heritage Award celebrating women who have had had significant roles in Carmel’s history to Nancy Hinshaw. Tickets are $45 for CCHS members and $50 for non-members. For more information, call 317-587-1017 or visit www.carmelclayhistory.org. The Stratford expands to create member wellness department – The Stratford, a retirement community located in Carmel, announced last month that the community is expanding to add a fully integrated wellness department. Kyle Schlichter has been promoted to the position of wellness director. Schlichter will oversee the newly created department which houses the community’s nationally recognized wellness program. In addition to the aquatic therapy program, Schlichter will oversee the expansion of additional targeted wellness programs in healthcare including interventions focused on improving outcomes associated with fractures or orthopedic replacements, heart failure, C.O.P.D., diabetes, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease. Carmel Green Initiative offers recycling bin loan program – To encourage recycling at community events and reduce Carmel’s environmental footprint, Carmel Green Initiative (CGI) announced last week it will offer the Lend-A-Bin program, which will allow event planners to borrow portable recycling bins. In partnership with the Carmel Dad’s Club (CDC), families and players will have use of recycling bins during games and practices at the CDC’s Mark Badger Park. For information on Carmel Green Initiative environmental activities or the Lend-A-Bin program, visit www. carmelgreen.org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All-County Network Breakfast – “Speed date” with members of all the Hamilton County Chambers May 10 at The Bridgewater Club, 3535 E. 161st St., Westfield. Power network as you rotate from table to table during this fastpaced event. Make contacts, build your client database and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the same time. Come prepared to meet business people from all over Hamilton County. Cost is $10 for all chamber members and $20 for guests and nonmembers. Reservations are required and must be made by Friday. Entries sought for Artomobilia – IU Health North Hospital has put out a call for interesting and historic automobiles for the Artomobilia event in the Carmel Arts & Design District on Aug. 25. This year’s featured marquee is Jaguar, but there are classes for just about every car ever made. Drivers age 18 and younger are also invited to show off their cars in the Next Generation class, regardless of make, model or year. Interested owners can visit www.carmelartomobilia.com to submit an application.
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Hamilton County Youth as Resources, a program of United Way of Central Indiana, has awarded more than $8,700 to fund community service projects designed and implemented by Hamilton County youth. A kickoff celebration was held April 12 at the Hamilton County 4-H Grounds to honor area youth volunteers. This year, YAR awarded grants to 12 youth-led projects. “United Way of Central Indiana is proud to support Hamilton County’s YAR grants because they have such a positive impact on youth and our community,” said UWCI Director Joan Isaac. The 2012 grant recipients include: • Chaucie’s Place Team Room Renovation, a project of Boy Scout Troop No. 180, was awarded $970.51 to redesign a room at the new Chaucie’s Place location in Carmel. Scouts will be installing drywall, painting, carpeting and installing windows in an area used by the investigative team that works with children who are victims of neglect and abuse. • Community Micro-Library for the Near East Side, a project of University High School, was awarded $1,000 to build a portable micro-library for use in areas of need around the city. Students will be working on construction of the library structure, as well as asking for book donations for the lending library. • Helping Hands for Precious Gifts Daycare, a project of the Carmel High School Advancement Via Individual Determination group, was awarded $727.82 to renovate a room at a nonprofit day care center serving children of low-income families, including victims of domestic abuse and homeless families. The students will paint, build toy boxes, create a blackboard wall and include children at the center in creating a new, inviting space to play and relax. • Information Kiosks at Bray Family Homestead Park, a project of Boy Scout
Troop No. 180, was awarded $823.62 to construct cedar kiosks at a new Hamilton County park. The scouts will construct two information centers complete with cork boards for flyers and boxes for trail maps and brochures. • Senior Citizen Spring Fling, a project of the CHS Key Club, was awarded $417.68 to purchase items needed for a dance with senior citizens at PrimeLife Enrichment Center. Students will design, plan and decorate for the event and provide food, music and dancing with the seniors in this intergenerational event. • Stopover Education Center, a project of the CHS Youth for a Different Tomorrow Club, was awarded $995.26 for supplies to remodel the basement of Stopover’s transitional living facility, which serves homeless youth. Club members will lead volunteers in cleaning out the basement, painting and assembling new furnishings and decorations for the space. Students will also be conducting a book and game drive at their school to help furnish the new activity room. • Table for Tots, a project of Boy Scout Troop No. 205, was awarded $1,000 for supplies to construct picnic tables to be placed at Habitat for Humanity homes in
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Hamilton County. Scouts will construct seven picnic tables and provide snacks, pizza and drinks for all volunteers assisting with the project. • The Birdhouse Community Improvement Project, a project of the Freshmen Builders, was awarded $649.46 to purchase supplies for building birdhouses with children in the AYS program. The youth will assemble and paint birdhouses with the children while stressing the importance of community service projects and volunteerism. All birdhouses will be donated to nonprofits and local parks. • Weather Station, a project of Boy Scout Troop No. 152, was awarded $295 to purchase interface software to update a weather station that will be moved to work more effectively. Scouts will be relocating the weather station and enhancing all components of the unit so it can be used for accurate, effective information in the community.
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Achievement Kokan wins Girl Scout Silver Award COMMUNITY
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The impressive speaker was presenting remarkable research on the timely topic of depression in youth. She successfully captured the attention of her audience by being well-prepared, interesting and believable. She maneuvered through her facts, figures and data points with expert grace and skill. The microphone and projection screen were almost like natural extensions of her body. If I did not know better, I would have thought the expert at the front of the room was a timetested researcher from Purdue University. Instead, her credentials revealed she is actually a seventh-grader at Clay Middle School. Zeba Kokan is the seventh-grader who wowed her audience with a presentation created in order to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award. Troop 1636 is lucky to have Zeba, as she was an inspiration to the crowd and clearly deserves the award. Not only was Zeba an excellent presenter, but she also uncovered and shared information that opened some eyes and exposed data that may have been previously unknown. She created a PowerPoint presentation to pres-
ent her findings, but she also created a brochure to bring awareness of the problem to her peers and adults. One of the goals of the brochure is to provide hope to someone who might be experiencing depression and come across the helpful information. In the brochure, she points out famous people, including Isaac Newton, suffered from depression. But, there is treatment, thus giving hope to someone reading the brochure. She details the symptoms of depression, some of the common causes of depression and offers encouragement. Although the detail and effort that went into creating the foundation for the presentation were well-conceived and thought out, it was the delivery of the material that seemed to inspire the crowd. Clearly a future leader, Zeba's parents appeared to be very proud. They were there to witness her triumph in person of her and I was inspired by the family support. Jeff Worrell is a local businessman. He recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel” on cable channel 16. Contact him at jworrell@ advantagemedical.com
CPD reports robbery at Old National Bank – The Carmel Police Dept. reported receiving a call of a robbery April 26 at the Old National Bank at 10460 N. Michigan Rd. The suspect is described as a white male, mid-30s, approximately 5’10”, 150-170 pounds with dark hair and possibly a pony tail. The suspect was wearing blue jeans and a black shirt at the time of the robbery. The suspect left on foot from the bank. An area search was conducted by the Carmel Police with assistance from officers from Zionsville and Westfield police departments. Anyone with information should contact the Carmel Police Department at 571-2500.
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Austria's Kolm speaks in Carmel Dr. Barbara Kolm, left, spoke last Monday in Carmel at an event hosted by Anker Consulting Group Chairman Terry Anker, right. Kolm is the secretary general of the Friedrich August v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria, which works to continue and advance the work of Nobel Lauriat Friedrich August v. Hayek and others representing the free-market economic thinking known as the Austrian School. (Photo by Brian Kelly)
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Vocalists wanted for CarmelFest Has Talent email@example.com If you have an exceptional singing voice, it’s time to share your gift with an enthusiastic audience! The CarmelFest Has Talent fourth annual vocal competition is accepting applications from talented, undiscovered vocalists. Soloists will participate in one of three age group categories: age 12 years and younger, age 13 through 17 or age 18 and older. The first round of auditions will be conducted this month. Judges will select up to 10 top performers in each age category as semifinalists to
perform on the CarmelFest Gazebo Main Stage on July 3. The top three contestants will move to the finals and sing their hearts out during the CarmelFest Has Talent competition at CarmelFest on July 4. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place. The celebrity master of ceremonies for the performances will be Reka – the popular disc jockey from Indianapolis’ RadioNOW 100.9. Sign up now to be part of the competition and work with other impressive Indiana vocalists. Contest rules and applications are listed at www.carmelfest.net (link through CarmelFest Has Talent icon). Grain Elevator – Demolition of the grain elevator located along the Monon Trail in Carmel's Arts & Design District continued last week, despite continued complaints by nearby business owners. The demolition is part of a planned "Midtown Redevelopment" project to create a "truly walkable urban environment," according to a concept plan released by the City of Carmel. Photographs of the grain elevator throughout the demolition process can be found online at www.currentincarmel.com. (Photo by Scott Raychel)
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT The CarmelFest 2012 event photographer is Zach Dobson, a local photojournalist. Since starting his Carmel based business in 2006, Zach has focused on photodocumenting people’s lives and businesses in action. Two years ago, Zach launched the “Indiana Fair Project” to document how community festivals and fairs are part of Hoosiers lives. By creating images that people can identify with on a personal level, Zach plans to illustrate how traditions of the past play a role in our lives today. Zach is eager to work with the CarmelFest team. He readily admits, “Being part of the community is important to me, my wife and two children.” Zach added, “We enjoy living in Carmel – it’s a place we are proud to call our home”
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Mark your calendars for the CarmelFest 2012 Independence Day Celebration on July 3rd & 4th. The Festival will include free live Music and Entertainment, the CarmelFest Has Talent Vocal Competition, an Interactive KidZone, a Marketplace, the 4th of July Parade, Spectacular Fireworks, and more.
Celebrating our Community’s History By Jeff Worrell
Celebrating Independence Day at CarmelFest has become a 20 year tradition for the Worrell family. My children have grand memories of collecting candy at the parade, staring skyward at the fireworks and eating way too many elephant ears. As Chairman of CarmelFest 2012, I intend to give you and your family the opportunity to create special memories of your own. I hope you will join me on July 3rd and 4th for another extraordinary, patriotic festival located in the heart of your town, Carmel, Indiana. A committee of dedicated volunteers has been working hard to put together this year’s production titled; “Carmel- Celebrating 175 Years”. 2012 marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of our community. Throughout our two day festival, special exhibits will mark this milestone event. The Organizing Committee working in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Carmel, our sponsors, volunteers and dedicated City employees promises to bring you another action packed festival perfect for every American no matter how young or old. Please don’t forget to purchase and wear a Spark Button to help pay for the fireworks, experience the awesome vocalists showcased in our CarmelFest Has Talent Show or enjoy any of the live bands performing on our four stages. Put your chairs out the night before along our parade route, totally comfortable in the fact they will still be there the next morning. So many traditions; so many memories…Come make some with us. Happy Birthday America! For info on CarmelFest, visit our website, join us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/CarmelFest), or follow us on Twitter (@CarmelFest2012)
COMMUNITY Around the county Registration open for Race Across Hamilton County By Lindsay Eckert • firstname.lastname@example.org The race is on and it’s pretty amazing. Hamilton County is applying a reality show to real people in your neighborhood. The inaugural Race Across Hamilton County, presented by Community Health Network, is testing teams of two in mental, physical, passive and miscellaneous challenges, similar to the show “Amazing Race.” Partners will compete by finishing miscellaneous challenges at five different park sites around the county. Participants are required to complete three of the four activities at each park site and will be scored by their total overall time. Participants will get a hands-on opportunity to see how they measure up to the “Amazing Race” competitors they may have watched perform some of the same challenges on the show. Racers will not just compete for winner’s bragging rights. Like in the show, competitors will be racing for money. Finishers will receive MasterCard gift cards: $350 for first place, $300 for second place and $250 for third place.
Registration is now open and being coordinated through Fishers Parks & Recreation. Registration ends Aug. 8. The Race Across Hamilton County Team Activities Challenge will be held Aug. 25. Checkin will be at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, 10410 Hague Rd., Fishers, from 7 to 7:30 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow the competition promptly at 6 p.m. Each team must have at least one member 18 years or older. The cost is $30 for a team of two and includes three meals, which are provided. The race will conclude at Forest Park, 701 Cicero Rd., Noblesville. Visit www.fishers. in.us/parks/raceacrosshamiltoncounty for more information, or contact Recreation Program Coordinator Amanda Jackson at 595-3156.
Hamilton County Law Enforcement Memorial Service – Police officers from Hamilton and Boone County who have fallen in the line of duty are recognized at a Police Memorial Service every year. Participants will include Carmel Mayor James Brainard, Chief Tim Green from the Carmel Police Department, Chief Kevin Jowitt from the Noblesville Police Department, Chief Joel Rush from the Westfield Police Department, and Lieutenant John Smithers from the Indiana State Police. The service will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Carmel Civic Square at the Gazebo, 3 Civic Sq., Carmel.
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Snapshot 2nd annual Carmel Marathon attracts 1,500-plus runners
Rommel Mayuga, left, and Chris Vijitchanton, right, traveled from Chicago to compete in the marathon. By Jordan Fischer • email@example.com
Eric Seal crosses the Carmel Marathon finish line April 21 with a time of 3:40:15. Photos by Jordan Fischer
Cool temperatures and overcast skies didn’t stop more than 1,500 runners from completing the 2nd Annual Carmel Marathon and HalfMarathon last Saturday. Indianapolis resident Jesse Davis was the overall champion with a time of 2:22:05. The female champion was Leah Thorvilson, of Little Rock, Ark., with a time of 2:42:13. Contestants came from around the country, and in at least one case, from around the world, to compete in the marathon, which was a qualifier for the Boston Marathon, held every year in April.
Men’s Marathon Champions 1. Jesse Davis 2:22:05 2. David Mart 2:27:13 3. Jared Rothlauf 2:29:34 4. Justin Gillete 2:34:11 5. Andy Hass 2:39:30 Women’s Marathon Champions 1. Leah Thorvilson 2:42:13 2. Melissa Gillette 3:02:25 3. Laurissa Dalrymple 3:07:37 4. Melissa Hendrix 3:20:56 5. Lauren Shirey 3:21:13 Men’s Half-Marathon Champions 1. Mike Popejoy 1:06:29 2. Matt Levassiur 1:07:25 3. Aaron Apathy 1:11:26 4. Bryan Phillips 1:11:38 5. Timothy Budic 1:11:50 Women’s Half-Marathon Champions 1. Mariska Kramer 1:16:50 2. Rebecca Ebersole 1:31:13 3. Monika Stupian 1:32:00 4. Melissa Bandy 1:32:38 5. Julie Nelson 1:33:17
Women’s marathon winner Leah Thorvilson, left, with overall marathon champion Jesse Davis, right.
Among those traveling contestants were Rommel Mayuga, 33, and Chris Vijitchanton, 29, of Chicago, who ran a 3:36:00 and a 3:29:40, respectively. “This is one of my favorite marathons,” said Mayuga. “It’s probably one of the best I’ve done. Everyone is very friendly and supportive. One of the best things is when they announce your name at the end. In a lot of the big marathons you just get lost in the crowd.” The men said they have competed in marathons from the Napa Valley Marathon to the Twin Cities Marathon. “We have very busy career lives, and running is an escape,” said Mayuga. “It’s kind of a time
to meditate. It’s the best escape I can think of. Then, as you do a couple of marathons, you kind of get addicted.” A complete listing of runners and results is available online at www.carmelmarathon.com.
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(Left to right) Cheri Dick, Katrina Basile, Kitty Buckel, Maggie Kelly, Sally Greenberg, Pat Anker, Jacque Bilbrey and Joni Corbett.
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WHAT IS DEBT SETTLEMENT? Debt Settlement is when you pay off debt at a reduced amount, often at 50% or less.
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WHO IS THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR DEBT SETTLEMENT? A small business or individual with $30,000 or more of unsecured debt, who has a 401K plan, an inheritance, or a lump sum distribution; as approximately half of debt amount must be set aside in escrow to settle debt when agreement is reached with the creditor.
Woodland Country Club, 100 Woodland Lane, Carmel, IN Members:$45 Non-members: $50 Call for reservations: 317.587.1017 Deadline: May 7, 2012 Raffle & Silent Auction The 1st Annual CCHS Heritage Award Presentation: Honoree, Nancy Hinshaw Take a trip down memory lane with video clips of oral histories by longtime Carmel residents.
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WHY DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY? WHY CAN’T I DO IT MYSELF? Most of the time creditors will not negotiate with individuals, or debt settlement companies. They will ask an attorney for a “power of attorney”. An attorney locks in the terms, so that the creditor cannot change them and try to collect more interest or fees later. An attorney can also protect you in the event of a lawsuit occurring while negotiations are ongoing. WHAT ARE THE RISKS? There is a risk of a lawsuit occurring before the debt is settled, which is usually avoided by using a LOCAL attorney. Also one’s credit score could decline while negotiations are taking place.
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SETTLE ALL THE DEBT? Most of the time a creditor will not begin negotiating until debt is 6 months past due. Therefore debt settlement is usually completed as soon as terms are reasonable. AM I TAXED ON THE MONEY SAVED? There could be tax due on money saved. Your accountant can see if you are exempt from taxes under IRS Insolvency Rules, Publication 4681. HOW CAN I LEARN MORE? To learn more, call Mike at 317-266-8888, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: mikenorrislaw.com. MIKE NORRIS Mike is an Indiana Attorney who has been practicing law for 33 years. He is a former full-time professor of real estate law and business law at the University of Colorado.
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City Council President Rick Sharp says new ordinance may be fresh start for council, CRC By Kevin Kane • email@example.com Carmel City Council President Rick Sharp lauded an ordinance last week giving the council oversight over all new debt incurred by the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, calling it the most important accomplishment the council has made since his service began. But it also could result in an important byproduct, Sharp said: a fresh start for the CRC, in more ways than one. Sharp The council last Tuesday night approved amendments to the ordinance that created the CRC in 1989, adding text requiring the commission to get approval from the council before taking on any new debt. Previously, the CRC only had to seek the council’s OK for municipal bonds, like those issued for the construction of the Palladium, per an opinion on state statutes from the attorney general. But the approved amendments now require the commission to bring before the council all forms of new debt – such as installment purchase contracts or notes of participation. The ordinance should reverse a long-standing trend of the appointed members of the CRC taking on debt, much of which is ultimately backed by residential tax dollars, without the approval of elected officials, said Sharp. A recent financial report from the CRC shows the commission has issued nearly $249 million in debt, of which slightly more than $140 million received no council approval. The council now takes over final say on new redevelopment debt at a time when, according to the same report, the CRC has a revenue-to-debt ratio of 1 – meaning its projected annual income and required annual debt payments are nearly even. “The facts are the CRC had maxed out its credit through what I think are some missteps in forcing development to continue during the recession, when perhaps the best thing would have been to slow down,” Sharp said. But Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard said the issue isn’t as simple as that, saying the perceived cash flow issues at the CRC were caused by the commission taking on an unexpected $5.5 million payment to The Center for the Performing Arts to make up for a budget shortfall. “The redevelopment commission, at the Brainard request of the council, made up the shortfall at The Center, which we didn’t expect,” Brainard said. “Only because of that is there some concern about cash flow for the rest of the year. Going forward, there’s going to be a very detailed fiscal plan for both the CRC and The Center, so there should be no issue with cash flow.” Sharp has said it took years to get a financial report from the CRC like the one presented this year, and he said the council’s ordinance came about after the failure of multiple proposals at the state level. But despite any tension or disagreements that may have existed previously between the council and CRC, Sharp said he’s ready to bury the proverbial hatchet. “There comes a point in time when you have to acknowledge 16 | May 1, 2012
The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, is one of the CRC's most high-profile projects. things have changed, and in order to get things done for the people who’ve elected us, you compromise,” Sharp said. “There’s no value in finger-pointing.” Some of Sharp’s fellow councilors, including Eric Seidensticker and Kevin Rider, said Tuesday communication between the council, CRC and Brainard has recently been better than they have ever experienced. Sharp said Brainard, in a recent council committee meeting, was helping provide the necessary language to make the new amendments as strict as possible. Sharp said he also has been assured the commission’s attorney will not look into ways to circumvent the new restrictions. “I’m working hard, and I think the council is working hard at communicating better,” Brainard said. “Our system of government is one where there is supposed to be a tug and pull between one branch and another.” In addition to an apparently rebuilt relationship between the council and CRC, the commission also has before it another opportunity to start fresh. The council, Sharp said, is ready and willing to help the CRC refinance, through municipal bonds, as much of its debt as is eligible. Not all of it is eligible, though, said Sharp, who added he believes the city already has a small team of consultants working to figure out which of the commission’s obligations can be refinanced. While not all of the debt will be eligible, Sharp said he’s confident as much as $800,000 to $1 million in tax increment finance money can be saved this year by refinancing, which would greatly improve the commission’s debt ratio. “Unlike a mortgage for a consumer where federal law says you have to be able to pay that loan off at any time without a prepay-
Quick turnaround Though he said there is a significant amount of information to be pulled together and reviewed, City Council President Rick Sharp said he would be surprised if the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, the city and their consultants do not have to the council by June a proposal on refinancing the CRC’s debt. There’s no time to waste, he said. “There’s a window here in terms of the rate, and no one knows how long that window is going to be open. But you’d hate to think you lost a quarter or half a point for waiting.” Current in Carmel
ment penalty, for other types of debt instruments for the business community, those laws don’t apply,” Brainard said. “You have to keep your payments steady, and you only have windows where you can prepay without a penalty.” Sharp said the city’s credit rating could help land an interest rate of 3.5 percent, or possibly even less than 3 percent, which is several points less than rates being paid by the CRC. “The spread goes from 5 to 9 percent,” he said, citing the aforementioned financial report. “We can, at a time of historically low interest rates, restructure the CRC’s debt, which will make much more effective use of revenue because we won’t be paying what some might term outrageous interest on these hybrid debt instruments.” While acknowledging the interest rates on some of the commission’s debt are, “in an ideal world, too high,” Brainard said refinancing debt at higher rates was “always the plan.” “I don’t think most people expected the recession to be as long as it was,” he said. “At the time, I think CRC was making good decisions based on the fact. The bottom line is we have yet to use any general fund dollars for redevelopment. And there’s no reason to. People got jobs, good jobs, out of the redevelopment, and we’re poised to come out of this recession with a lot of development completed. I’m very proud of the projects the redevelopment commission has accomplished. “I’m tired of hearing from a few people who say CRC is burdening future generations with debt,” he continued. “The exact opposite is true. In fact, it’s a gift to the next generation. These redevelopment districts are generating around $29 million a year. Those districts will expire during the next 15 to 20 years, and that $29 million will go to the tax rolls. That’s almost as much as all the property tax we’re collecting today. It will allow Carmel to have even lower tax rates than we have today. It is a huge gift to the next generation.” Despite their differences in the past, Sharp said now that the council has total fiscal oversight over the CRC, it has no plans to stifle future development attempts. “We’ve solved a problem, and that creates an opportunity,” Sharp said. “Let’s allow them (CRC members) to get back to work redeveloping, instead of wishing they could be redeveloping.”
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It is our position the bedrock of democracy – trust in government – cannot be permitted to erode through inattentiveness or obfuscation by our elected officials. A recent Current article pointed out Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard twice circulated inaccurate information regarding the existence and content of an environmental study involving the old grain elevator along the Monon Trail. Afterward, his explanation was he simply passed along the facts he was provided by his staff. We don’t doubt his account, but we question whether he would have dug deeper into the facts had the study’s purported conclusions not supported his position. This example is trivial when compared to the omissions, half-truths and outright deceptions regularly disseminated by politicians of all persuasion and position. Unfortunately, we as citizens of a representative democracy have come to assume our government is less than truthful, and the news outlets further spin the story to suit a particular position. Again, not to pick on Brainard for his error, but the situation highlights the need for a vigilant press corps who will not accept all statements without investigation and a citizenry that holds its elected officials accountable for the information they disseminate.
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Commentary by Terry Anker
In a world controlled by the boundaries of physics, why do we still push the axiom dictating we cannot be in two places at once? We book and stretch to make the commute from one city to another, optimistically clinging to the belief we can shuttle amongst the final meeting of the day, attending an away track meet for kid No. 1 and still patiently reviewing homework with the second offspring. While we humans are blessed with a depth of ability, capacity and fortitude seldom fullytaxed, can we manage to attend to our obligations when they are simultaneously dislocated? All too often, I find myself unable to meet those commitments that arise countervailing one to the other. In fact, it seems many of my own good intentions fall victim of too much, too far apart. We end up creating (and most sincerely regretting) the inconvenience caused to those others, as any thoughtful person might be, who manage to be on time and prepared for discussion. Do they simply
under-schedule knowing traffic snarls and meetings go long? Do these to-be-admired folks have some pass to an elaborate system that transports them from one side of town to the other without the pesky twin distractions of time and space? Cellphones and all manner of tools now make our time more efficient. We can do more in a more compact space. And boy, do we do more! Yet, have we simply pushed ourselves to the inevitable result of failure? Are we better served to do less better? In a world of more communication, more productivity and more encounters, should we hoard our time, guarding it jealously against our tendency to squeeze in one further thing? I’d like to consider the question, but it looks like I’m late for my next meeting …
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It gives us great pleasure to tell you that former Current in Carmel intern extraordinaire Jordan Fischer has become the new managing editor of your newspaper. Since late-2010, he has been the managing editor of Current in Fishers, and it was as a result of his Fischer yeoman efforts that his edition immediately resonated in the community to our east. The paper you’re holding in your hands is his first Carmel edition. Jordan will show himself to Carmel the way he did to Fishers, and that is by seemingly being “everywhere” all the time. Give him a second or two to re-familiarize himself with this great city and the people who run it and those that call it home, and you’ll see what this man can do by way of generating a hyper-local news report. Some among you may recall Jordan’s work in his first stint in Carmel, or his contributing work for special reports on which he teamed with former managing editor Kevin Kane. Expect more of the same. Jordan is an unflappable, can-do and thoughtful guy with a great analytical mind. We’re happy to have him at the helm of this newspaper, and we urge you to contact him at jordan@youarecurrent. com at any time with news, tips, photographs and questions. ••• Your May 8 edition of Current in Fishers actually will be delivered this Saturday in an effort to offer you additional time to read up on the primary election, which is May 8. We hope you’ll visit your polling place. We view voting not only as a right, but also as a responsibility.
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Till dentures do us part Laughs by Danielle Wilson
I hate the dentist. Not personally, of course. I actually like mine very much. But I hate the whole dental experience, especially if it’s for a potentially painful procedure. Take fillings, for example. A few weeks back, once I’d survived the torturous cleaning process, I received bad news – double cavities. Dun, dun, dunnn. In shock, I made an appointment for the following Monday, already knowing I would find some way to postpone it. Luckily, the day arrived with a forecast of “partly cloudy,” the perfect reason to reschedule. I left a voice message with reception saying “Don’t call me, I’ll call you!” and promised to not call for several weeks. I was stalling big time, but I didn’t care. The idea of someone, anyone, even a charming licensed professional drilling into the depths of my highly sensitive nerve-filled teeth scares the bejesus out of me. (I was traumatized as a child when dentists used only diluted “laughing gas” and stickers to numb the pain.) As stupid fate would have it, the following day, my 10-year-old began complaining of a toothache and asked to go see the dentist. Fine. May as well get my appointment over with, too. So I made another appointment and desperately tried to ignore my impending doom. The heart palpitations picked up significantly
during the next couple of days, just as the hours of sleep and my appetite dropped off. When the appointed hour came, I somehow coerced my body into the office (I had seriously considered bribing my son with McDonald’s and making a break for it), and then managed to distract myself for a few minutes with Architectural Digest. Naturally, I let my kid go first (it’s the right thing to do), but then cursed myself for being so stupid. Prolonging the agony only made it worse! Finally, I was up. I begged my doctor for some Valium on the way back, and when he professed not to have any, I demanded, “Then numb me all to hell!” By the grace of God and the Lamaze techniques I learned in birthing class, I survived seven or eight Novocain injections, and then held on for dear life as the dentist chiseled and scraped and jack-hammered my molars. I stumbled out less than an hour later, overwrought and unable to speak coherently. I made a vow, then and there, to love and protect my teeth, till death or dentures do us part. Because I really hate the dentist. Peace out.
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More Redmond columns, less Wilson Editor, It is my position the article placements of Mike Redmond and Danielle Wilson be swapped! It’s a matter of principle and purpose. Danielle’s principles, or lack thereof, have been called into question repeatedly. She seems to fancy herself as a smarmy, suburban shock columnist. The purpose of humor columns is to entertain, and Mike does so winsomely. Danielle’s writing was once
entertaining – albeit distasteful and rude. It is not entertaining anymore. Her articles are dull. I get it – we readers are constantly reminded how she works full time outside of her home while managing a family with a dolt of a husband. I root for Mike! He’s cheerful, optimistic, self-deprecating in a funny way. And, he doesn’t offend half of Current’s readers. Sara Nist, 46033
Paul offers alternative to Obama, Romney Editor, While both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney have supported bailouts and unaffordable health care plans, only Rep. Ron Paul has stood steadfast in his commitment to free enterprise. Paul will eliminate our foreign entanglements that have plundered American blood and treasure. And only Paul is committed
to ending the “nanny state” that seeks to have government dictate every aspect of our lives. Our economy and nation can only be restored when government gives individuals back responsibility for their own lives. I urge everyone reading this to vote for Ron Paul. Michael Thompson, 46060
Business background makes Romney clear choice Editor, Our economy is under assault from President Barack Obama’s efforts to transform it into a European-style welfare state. While other candidates have spent their lives in government as the beneficiaries of taxpayer dollars, only Mitt Romney has led a successful career helping new companies get started and producing thousands 18 | May 1, 2012
of jobs. Further, his success in business and his command of the issues make him the candidate most likely to defeat Obama in November. And when it comes to foreign policy, Romney is proud of America’s greatness. Mitt Romney is the right choice for our state and nation. Alex Arnold, 46062 Current in Carmel
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My story begins with an actual letter I received recently from my supplemental Medicare provider. "Our records show the gender we have for you doesn’t match the information received from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. To have your gender corrected, please contact your local Social Security Office.” I dialed immediately, hoping to reach a real person who could look into everything without having to actually look at anything, if you know what I mean. After I answered a few automated questions, a man who identified himself as Art came on the phone and offered to assist me. “Yes, we have you on file. What can I do for you, ma’am?” I could see this wasn’t starting out very well. I explained to Art the confusion that had arisen, but I tried talking with a deeper voice, hoping that might move the conversation along in the right direction. “This is a new one for me, Wolfsie. By the way, mind if I just call you Wolfsie? At least until we satisfactorily address this problem? Not sure I can fix this with a simple keystroke. This may require a face-to-face meeting.” I’m not a rugged-looking guy. I even have some soft features. “Are you on Medicare?” Art asked.
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“Yes, for the past several months.” “Which parts?” “Gee whiz, you don’t have a record of those parts, either? There must be some explanation for all this.” “Wolfsie, maybe the computer read your first name as being either a man’s or a woman’s, thus the confusion.” “You must be right, Art. Who doesn’t have a niece or a grandmother named Richard?” “I need to put you on hold again, Wolfsie. Sorry to make you wait.” “No problem. I’ll pass the time flipping through Brides Magazine.” Moments later … “It looks to me, Wolfsie, we have you officially listed as a man all your life, but for some reason you became a woman in our system when you signed up for Medicare. That was effective March 2.” We had been on the phone almost an hour when Art said he needed to check one more thing. I held for another five minutes, but he never came back on the line. He just kept me hanging. Isn’t that just like a man?
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Talkin’ ‘bout your generation Laughs by Mike Redmond
The point is we had time to be kids, time that didn’t have to be devoted to schoolwork and private lessons and organizations and carpools. We I saw a story the other day that reflected had time to play baseball all day if we wanted. something I’ve been thinking for a long time: We had time to browse for hours at the comic Today’s American kids are being cheated out book rack. We had time to hang out with our of their kidhoods. friends without having to schedule a play date. It’s tough being a kid today. For one thing, Today’s kids … well, let’s just the world is whole lot scarier. It Today’s American kids say I see a lot of kids whose lives seems like there’s a new threat every day, and for the days when are being cheated out aren’t lived as much as they are managed, and usually with the things appear to be threat-free, of their kidhoods. aim of satisfying some adult. A there’s always someone willing to kid takes violin lessons because parents read a conjure up a new one. story indicating a child who studies music does And there’s so much more a kid has to know better in other subjects – and not for the joy of these days. Your average 21st-century thirdlearning to make interesting sounds with a mugrader is being presented with material I didn’t sical instrument. get until my second year of reform school. So to today’s kids, I say this: I mean high school. And when I say “get,” I You’re smarter than I was at your age, and mean “was presented with.” There’s a lot of stuff probably better prepared to meet the world. But I still don’t “get” as in “understand,” such as I also hope every once in a while you’ll tell the “chemistry.” grown-ups to scram and let you just be a kid for But the biggest difference I see is in time. a while. I think you’ll be happier for it. When I was a kid, we had gobs of it. The days I recommend a Wednesday. That’s the day the were 36 hours long and a week took 11 days to new comics come in. complete. School vacations lasted for months and the holidays stretched on forever, except for Christmas. In the olden days, the time between Mike Redmond is an author, Thanksgiving and Christmas took at least seven journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ months, but once it got here, Christmas itself mikeredmondonline.com or P.O. Box was over in about 45 minutes. 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244. That’s how it seemed, anyway.
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Liposuction and treatment for aged eyes Commentary by Barry Epply Q: Will I go back to the smallest size I was right after liposuction? It’s been four weeks now since I had liposuction of the bra line, abdomen, flanks and inner thighs. Right after I got out of my surgery and for a week or so after that, my stomach was flat. But then I ballooned up and, while I’m not big or anything, I am bigger than I’d like to be. So do patients tend to go back to the size they were right after surgery before all the swelling took place? A: What you are experiencing is known as lymphedema due to partial obstruction of lymphatic outflow in the treated areas. This is a temporary phenomenon that occurs in all liposuction patients for the first few months after surgery. It is a self-solving problem as the lymphatic channels heal and reopen. This will restore the shape back to what you saw right after surgery. Q: My eyes used to be one of my best features, but now they are just getting oldlooking. I am 47 years old and have wrinkles around my eyes and some extra skin on the eyelids. My brows now seem a little low, too. I don’t want to go through surgery such as an eyelid tuck or a brow lift, so what can I do? Do I need some special cream or some type of laser treatment? A: There is no nonsurgical equivalent to what eyelid and brow lift surgery can do, but there are some laser treatments that offer some mild to
moderate improvement – certainly far better than what any type of topical cream can do. Fractional lasers are different than traditional ones because they treat only a fraction of the skin surface, but each tiny laser point or dot penetrates deeper. Because eyelid skin is so thin (the epidermis is only .04 millimeters thick), it requires a series of light laser treatments (one to four) to prevent a burn injury and get some really visible improvement. Studies have shown patients get a 25-percent to 50-percent improvement with half of the patients maintaining a 1- to 2-millimeter eyebrow lift one year later. Recovery is usually about three to four days after each treatment.
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Get buff – Cardio is an essential part of workouts, but many overlook the importance of weight training. Strength training not only builds and preserves muscle, but also builds stronger bones, reduces risk for injury and increases stamina. - www. bettermedicine.com/ fitness/the-best-reasons-tostrength-train Get started right – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not do it right? Start by eating foods high in protein and low in fat. Eating less fat early helps to eat less throughout the day. -www.bhg.com/health-family/weight-loss/ diets/healthier-breakfast Anagram – It has been said the word “stressed” is “desserts” spelled backward, but when you are on a diet, resisting emotional eating can be difficult. Easy steps, such as knowing your triggers and using distractions, can help eliminate bad habits. - weightloss. health. com/2012/04/10/ avoid-stresseating/
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Sun-safe skin – Sunscreen season is here. Some useful tips: Don’t get sunscreen with an SPF less than 15, look for both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B protection and no need to buy separate sunscreen for the face and body. - www. southernliving.com/healthyliving/mind-body/suncreenlotion-00417000067341 Go crazy for nuts – Nuts are an essential part of the diet that many overlook. Not only are they good for the heart, but they also contain healthy fats and keep you full. Toss a handful into your salad, stir fry or yogurt this spring. - blogs. webmd.com/food-andnutrition/2012/04/5-reasonsto-add-nuts-to-your-diet.html
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Overcoming the fear of flying Business by David Cain I hate to fly. Strong words, I know, but being in the air scares me more than just a little. I always get to meet people when I fly. They aren’t really looking to meet me, but my clutching of the armrests on takeoffs, landings and any rough in-betweens always attracts their interest. The interest isn’t one of wanting to get acquainted, but instead, they glare like I’m a crying 6-month-old ruining their flight. I have to talk to get my mind off the flying. When you think about rational things, your emotions tend to loosen their grip. I know when I feel my emotions, in the air or at home, they start to take over. When I force myself to think, I become rational, even if it is just working a math problem or talking about where you’re from. Thinking makes us more rational and makes us all different than other animals. When the plane touched ground, the tension drained and exhaustion became my norm. I sat down in Chicago to wait for my next flight. It was a rainy day. As I sat watching people come and go, there were a lot of people running. There was also a big line at the gate ticket coun-
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Home sales increase in Hamilton County By Jim Litten • firstname.lastname@example.org Spring often ushers in an increase in home sales, and that trend is happening across much of central Indiana. In March 2012, 2,327 homes sold – an increase of 4.9 percent over March 2011 – in the nine counties F.C. Tucker tracks. In Hamilton County, specifically, 498 homes pended, which is an increase of 38 homes from March 2011. • In Carmel, 139 homes sold in March 2012. By contrast, 130 homes sold in March 2011. • Home prices in Carmel continue to increase. The average sales price increased by 5.7 percent to $305,159 in March 2012.
• Of the pended home sales in Carmel, one was priced more than $1 million; 16 were priced $500,000 to $999,999; 45 were priced $300,000 to $499,999; and 77 were priced at $299,999 or less. • Inventory in Carmel continues to gradually decrease, which is a sign of market stabilization. In March 2012, there were 714 homes for sale – a decrease of 82 homes from the year before. The market is slowly trending up, both nationally and here in central Indiana. We anticipate prices will continue to increase as investors and first-time homebuyers compete for bargain-priced homes.
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As the school year comes to an end, parents are scheduling camps, vacations and other activities for their children. Of course, this also means that the summer visitation requirements must be addressed for divorced families. Family law attorney, Lanae Harden, gives tips on how to ensure a smooth summer for both the parents and children involved.
1. If you don’t have a detailed parenting visitation schedule, create one. This may be difficult for former spouses to come to an agreement. If you are unable to come up with a mutually agreeable schedule, consult a professional to aid with this. The more detailed your agreement is, the less room for interpretation, therefore less conflict. 2. Recognize the emotional impact this may have on the children. A significant change in schedule can bring up emotions for the children. This could be positive or negative emotions, but usually a mixture of both. Children thrive on routine, and summer visitation schedules usually vary significantly from the routines that the children became accustomed to during the school year. Depending on the ages of the children, explain to them the exact schedule and where they will be at any given time. Create a calendar with color coded days signifying when they will be at mom’s house and when they will be at dad’s house. 3. Plan accordingly. This may include scheduling time off work or altering your work schedule when the children are visiting. Plan appropriate summer-time activities. If you are the non-custodial parent, this may also include arranging for care (nanny, babysitter etc.). If possible, utilize their same care provider at both homes for consistency. 4. Be supportive if your child misses the other parent. Don’t take this personally or assume this means the child loves the other parent more than you. Look for ways to calm your child and allow them to speak frequently with their other parent. This will only help build your bond with your child. The best interest of the child is always the most important thing to keep in mind. Both parents should communicate and cooperate to make sure that reasonable visitation time is met and the child feels safe and secure. If you need assistance with determining child visitation or custody, contact HARDEN JACKSON at 317-569-0770 or www.hardenjacksonlaw.com. Remember, these suggestions are not meant to be legal advice. You should consult an attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation.
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By Jordan Fischer • email@example.com Carmel-based RealAmerica Development, LLC is making its first foray into the storage business – and it’s doing it right here at home. Founded in 1995, the company, located at 111 N. Range Line Rd. in the heart of the Arts & Design District, focuses primarily on apartments and single-family dwellings. It sees the expansion into personal and commercial storage centers as a natural expansion, according to President Ronda Shrewsbury. “From our standpoint, we already build multifamily homes and apartments,” Shrewsbury said. “If you manage apartments, managing a storage facility is very complementary. It’s not reinventing the wheel for us.” The new location, called StorAmerica Storage & Wine Cellar, is located at 4420 E. 146th St., Carmel. As its name suggests, it features not only traditional storage spaces, but also climate-controlled units and a separate climate-and-humidity-controlled space that Shrewsbury hopes will appeal to wine collectors and restaurants looking to store their higher-end bottles off-site. That area will consist of individually sealed units linked to security cameras and a backup generator. StorAmerica Phase I is now online, offering 344 units, 144 of them temperature-controlled, in sizes ranging from small personal storage to boat- or RV-sized units. A second phase of construction is planned for the future to construct an additional 356 units, for a final total storage space of 100,000 square feet. Don’t forget these – There are six tax breaks people tend to neglect every year: enrolling in higher education, caring for an ailing parent, paying for childcare, buying a house, surviving a natural disaster and paying state income taxes. - moneyland. time.com
Sunday Brunch from 11am-2pm Shrewsbury StorAmerica will also include a business center with free Wi-Fi and conference room available to all customers free of charge. “The business center came about because there’s just a need for meeting space,” Shrewsbury said. “If people are out selling medical equipment they’re storing in the climate storage, they need a space to stop and have meetings.” Located within a short drive of Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville and Fishers, Shrewsbury said the area demographic was a perfect fit for the company’s first foray into storage. “We were looking for a high-development area with a variety of housing options, businesses and medical offices that need storage for their records,” Shrewsbury said. “Hamilton County is a nice, broad-based growth market.” StorAmerica Storage & Wine Cellar is now open at 4420 E. 146th St., Carmel. For more information, visit the Web site at www.storamerica146th.com or call 733-8655.
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Move the needle: Time Commentary by CJ McClanahan
Successful executives (and people for that matter) understand the difference between an interest and a commitment. An interest is something they’d like to do if time permits. A commitment is an item that absolutely must be done regardless of the circumstances. For those executives who struggled to find the time to develop their businesses, every single interruption that popped into their day instantly became a commitment and their single focus shifted from running the business toward handling interruptions. The successful leader understands it is absolutely impossible to get everything done, and every day ends with incomplete items on the “to-do” list. What’s critical is that the most important commitments are complete when you leave the office at the day’s end. It doesn’t matter who puts in the most hours; what matters is if the essential tasks were completed. As Dr. Stephen Covey pointed out in “First Things First,” you need to develop the habit of spending your time on the important, and not just the urgent. Here are a few fundamentals to help you begin the process. First, plan the week in advance. And, yes, it is as easy as it sounds. Take 10 minutes on Monday morning and put together a list of the commitments that must get completed by Friday at 5 p.m. These are the
items you’ll finish regardless of unpredictable fires that pop up throughout the week. Next, consider setting aside time during your day to work on specific items. Blocking your schedule helps you stay focused on what’s really important. The best place to practice this exercise is with your e-mail. Despite what you may have heard, having two monitors sitting on your desk with e-mail open at all times is killing, not helping, your productivity. When you are working on a task that requires your concentration, you should turn your e-mail off. Even the most successful time-management experts struggle to keep the “main thing the main thing.” As a result, my final piece of advice in this area is to take time at the end of each day and reflect. Look back at your activity and ask what you’d do differently if you could go back to 8 a.m. and start over. These reflections will help you make better decisions in the future. As with everything, your goal should be to make improvements each day. As with most things in life, the solution is simple. All you need to do is execute. CJ McClanahan is the founder and president of reachmore, a leadership training and consulting firm, and also the author of “Thrive.” To contact CJ, or to find out more about reachmore, go to www. goreachmore.com.
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Technology Location information from photos LIFESTYLE
Technology by Ken Colburn Is it true that if I post a picture from my smartphone on Facebook it will show where I took the picture? - Candice Facebook’s new timeline makeover includes a map section that can show where certain photographs were taken, so if you upload a picture and tag it with the location (from your smartphone or your computer), it will show the location in the post and it will appear as a pin on your timeline map. In general, simply uploading a photo via your smartphone will not automatically include the exact location information, which you can easily verify by clicking on the map section on your timeline. If you want to make sure you can’t tag your location on any post from your mobile device, you can turn off Location Services for the Facebook mobile app on your phone. It is true that depending upon your smartphone’s settings, an image may contain location information (specifically longitude and latitude), in what’s called the “metadata.” Metadata is essentially data about the file itself common to many digital file formats, including most of the images and documents you generate. The list of potential data that can be mined from photographs is actually quite extensive and easily viewed on your computer by viewing the
properties (right click on any image in Windows and click on the Details tab). The location issue (or geotagging as it’s often called) came into play when smartphones equipped with both a GPS and a camera became popular. Facebook removes any of the user-generated metadata when you upload images, so your location info (if it exists) is automatically stripped from the image the public can access. (The original file Facebook has on its internal servers, however, will still contain all of the original info.) The easiest way to eliminate location information from your smartphone photographs is to turn off the location services while you are taking the picture (airplane mode will do it). On some smartphones, you can specifically turn off location services for all photographs, but have it remain in use for everything else. Those with iPhones can go into the Settings/ General/Location Services to turn it off for the built-in camera or any third-party apps. Android users can turn off location info by going to the camera app menu and making sure the Store Location option is turned off.
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Potter spins stone as craftsmanship fades Commentary by Don Knebel
Nothing more exemplifies modern India than the call centers my wife and I visited in Bangalore. The jobs are so stressful that break rooms with video games are provided as incentives for people who stick it out for more than a few months, yet young people from all over India apply, trying to gain access to the life a regular paycheck can provide. Not everyone in India is happy with what is going on in Bangalore. On the same trip, we visited a tiny village in which an elderly potter was making clay vessels by the only method he knows. Balancing a large, round stone on a small rock, he spun the stone faster and faster until it had enough momentum to keep spinning while he formed a lump of wet clay into whatever vessel the people in the village needed. Something new had recently come to his village. Connected to a power line strung on a pole is an old TV set, tied to a satellite receiver that provides the first view the villagers have had of the Indian call centers and Bollywood movies. As a result, sons are no longer content to practice the vocations of their fathers, but want, instead, to go the city where they can earn money and buy things they never before even imagined. Through a translator, the potter told us, with a hint of a tear in his eye, none of his sons want
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to be a potter. As a result, when he is no longer able to spin that stone, the other villagers will lose their only source for the many things the potter has always provided. Neither he nor the villagers know what they will do when that day comes. For some people in India, the price of progress is very high.
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Commentary by Kristen Boice Do you blame someone else for your feelings, issues or how your life has turned out? How does it play out in your relationships, marriage or in the work environment? The blame game can have a powerful impact in your life. It can keep you stuck. Blame keeps us focused on the other person so we don’t have to work on ourselves. It’s really a deflection to dealing with our own issues. When we blame, we place responsibility for our negative feelings and upsets onto another person or situation. Focusing on blame misses the opportunity to resolve the conflict. How can we work on ourselves when we are focused on what someone else is doing andsaying and what he or she has done to us? This can lead us to feeling like a victim, as opposed to feeling empowered. Once we make a decision to stop the blame game and to take ownership for our own feelings and actions, then we can focus on living out the life we want. By focusing on ourselves, we begin to feel stronger and have the courage to face our feelings and pain. There are some initial steps to begin the process of shifting from
blame to taking responsibility for our emotions. 1. Explore your blaming patterns. Who do you blame? Why do you blame them? How often are you blaming others like your spouse, friend, co-worker, neighbor, parent, boss, etc.? Do you notice a pattern? Do you have a pattern of wanting to be right? 2. Learn to recognize your own feelings. Do you know what you are feeling? Do you take time to dig deep and really figure out what is bothering you and why? Begin to pay attention and notice what you are feeling. 3. Focus on solutions. Look at how you can resolve the conflict or work through it in order to begin the forgiveness process. Ultimately, blame and not forgiving doesn’t hurt the other person; it hurts you. It’s time to look within and step into an empowering state of being. It’s about becoming a better you. Kristen Boice is an individual, couples and family counselor and speaker with Pathways to Healing Counseling & Education. Contact her at kristen@ pathwaystohealingcounseling.com.
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Spring cleaning: Luke and wine Commentary by Bob Walters In the spirit of spring cleaning, let’s discuss a pair of not entirely inaccurate, but eminently debatable declarations made recently in this space. First, in the April 3 column “Truth, Holy Week and the big picture,” I wrote Luke was “the only Gospel writer who was neither in Jerusalem for the crucifixion nor an acquaintance of Jesus.” A small point, really, but I should remember what I write in my own column, like specifically on March 24, 2009, “Luke: Jesus came for all.” It is true the Bible does not name or position Luke as being with Jesus as unambiguously as it describes the presence with Jesus of the other three Gospel writers: disciples Matthew and John, and Mark who ran naked from the garden of Gethsemane when Jesus was arrested. But – and I wrote this three years ago – Christian tradition says Luke was one of “the 72” harvest workers Jesus sent out like “lambs among wolves” to spread his teaching (Luke 10:1-23). Also – and again Luke wasn’t named – it was very likely Luke, according to early scholars, was walking with Cleopas to the village of Emmaus (Luke 24:13ff) when Jesus appeared to them after the resurrection. Even though the Bible doesn’t say either way, it stands to reason Luke met and knew Jesus, so, oops. The “big picture” is Luke knew the truth resides in Jesus.
Second, from April 10, “The Wine, the Cup and Communion” described how the four biblical accounts of the Last Supper and Communion (Matthew, Mark, Luke and Acts) never actually mention “wine.” They don’t, but the point wasn’t wine; it was that Jesus described the contents of the cup as the “blood of the new covenant.” Alertly, my good church buddy Don and savvy Current reader Michal were among those who sent e-mails citing Matthew 26:29, where Jesus, offering the cup, refers to drinking “this fruit of the vine” again in his “Father’s kingdom.” They wondered, “What could be in the cup except wine?” Fair question, and it stands to reason the cup contained wine. Yet there are enough biblical metaphors surrounding “fruit” (e.g. Galatians 5:22-23, Matthew 7:16), “vine” (e.g. John 15) and “kingdom” for an interesting conversation as to what Jesus meant beyond just wine. But still, oops. More precise writing would have maintained focus on the central point, which is the “blood of the new covenant” is our shared life of faith in Christ. I should have tinkered with those columns a little longer.
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Interior design loves haute couture Commentary by Vicky Earley Interior design and haute couture dance a fiery and everlasting tango with fashion taking the lead. The first time I noticed this was during the English chintz years of the late 1980s. A friend, Shelly, wore the crisp floral fabric to an afternoon wedding and was in awe of the elegance of her perfect choice for the time and for the occasion. I realized that fashion and décor were inextricably entwined when we all arrived at the country club reception. Shelly had arrived a few minutes prior and my girlfriends and I found her standing at the door in sheer panic. She looked over her shoulder to reveal the drapery and the sofas were covered in the very same pink and green floral chintz of her dress. Shelly and the furnishings were forever bonded. I will confess we spent the remainder of the reception pretending like we couldn’t see her because she blended into the décor. The relationship between fashion and décor is typically more subtle as it weaves its way quietly. There is a subtle link between the two when it is just the mirroring of the way a textile drapes or the replication of a collar on a window treatment. Typically, the sheer organzas of fashion are loose and free-flowing. The femininity is
undeniable, especially when juxtaposed to textural, masculine fabrics. In décor, you will find the sheer has returned to the window, but not in the form of your grandmother’s tight-pinch pleat sheer that moves on a traverse rod. You will find sheers tonal and embellished with glitz. One of my favorites is a sheer studded with “diamonds.” You will find the same sheers on the red carpet flowing with grace and elegance. Some of the links between haute couture and interior design are obvious. If you book a room in Milan’s Maison Maschino, you can slumber away in a ruby-ball-gown-inspired bed. Often, fashion designers are falling off the runway and heading toward the interior with the introduction of their own furnishing lines. Regardless, there is a marriage of love and convenience between haute couture and interior design. They are both a reflection of our societal mood at a point in time, and that moment is shared. Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact artichokedesigns@aol. com.
Simple LIFESTYLE – This spring, you could easily make a change in your lifestyle by finding new ways to recycle. One is to use microfiber cloths instead of paper towels; one cloth can replace 60 rolls of paper towels. Finding reusable materials helps the environment, and often, they aren’t difficult to make or use. - goodhousekeeping.com Simple update – Redesigning different rooms of your house may seem a bit challenging when you want a whole new look, but some wallpaper can help you a lot further than just walls. Also, try it as a coffee-table surface after placing a sheet of glass over it. - bgh.com Light work – If you want to change the look of your home’s exterior without going through the troubles of repainting or replanting, try doing something a little less complicated like lighting up the outdoor space with lanterns or install water features, like water fountains or bubblers. - bhg.com Try this – Maybe instead of redoing your garden this month, you’re trying to find new ways to save money. There’s an option that also helps the environment: saving energy. By doing simple tasks like adding light dimmers or setting a programmable thermostat, you can save a lot of money. - goodhousekeeping.com
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Serious insect fear seriously overrated Gardening by Holly Lindzy “Arachnophobia” is more than just a creepy movie; it’s a real condition involving real fears. And I certainly cannot fathom what it would be like to have such deep-rooted fear. It would cause hysterics upon sight of a spider. But then again, phobias are irrational fears, and that’s pretty extreme. What makes perfect sense, of course, are those people without phobias – spider, insect or otherwise – killing critters as they go along in life for no real reason other than they like to throw shoes. And why not? I mean, they’re like one-sixteenth the size of a human. We clearly need to stay on guard. I mean you could be rolling over in bed one night and trap one, and then it could bite you. That would be horrific. Around central Indiana, your chances of rolling onto a poisonous spider are pretty slim, but still … think of the little, round painful bump it will leave. Thank goodness you’re asleep and will never even know. It’d be different if they had any redeeming value at all. Something like voracious preying on really icky bugs, or maybe an important part of the food chain, even, for other “more-desirable” wildlife. That would make spiders way better and we could maybe live with them after all. Wait. You see where I’m going with this … Being the self-proclaimed insect advocate I am, I have a mission in life to save the helpless creatures of the world. Most times, be it bug, Get the facts – Many start the season with aspirations of starting a vegetable or herb garden, but can sometimes be less than successful without the right information. The time to plant seeds varies with each plant and the seeds to start planting mid-April are mainly beans, cabbage, beets, cauliflower, lettuce and radishes. - almanac.com
bee or bigger, they don’t even “bug” us one bit and you don’t even know they’re there. Why not, instead of sole-smacking every insect or spider you see, put a glass over it, slide a paper under the glass and transport the little guy outside to his family and friends? Here’s the thing – bugs are living creatures. They can’t help they’re creepy and crawly. Imagine what they must think of you. So live and let live. Holly Lindzy is an Indiana-accredited horticulturalist and advanced master gardener residing in Noblesville. E-mail your gardening woes (or wisdom) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dress it up – If you have an outdoor patio but have no idea how to change it for the new season, here are a few tips to give a whole new look to your home. Adding small things like a rug, a big umbrella or drapes/panels will give your outdoor patio a new dimension. - bhg.com
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The Stratford is a Continuing Care Retirement Community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Our Spring Showcase of Homes is the easiest and tastiest way to tour the Villa Apartments and Cottages at The Stratford. Come and enjoy a tour and experience the wellness, fun and security of life at The Stratford. You’ll take a tour of our beautiful model homes, enjoy some delicious food and experience a bit of the day-to-day lifestyle The Stratford can offer you!
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New shower design serves family’s needs Commentary by Larry Greene Original bathroom: This home located in the Bayhill subdivision on the east side of Carmel was built about 12 years ago. The homeowners have two sons, 25 and 30, and each has a disability. When they built the house, both boys were still walking, so they had their bathroom built with an Americans with Disabilities Act shower with wheelchair accessibility. As the boys became less able to maneuver on their own, the limitations of the original design became apparent. Shower drain problems: The only drain in the bathroom was in the center of the shower. Water from the shower tended to drain all over the bathroom floor with nowhere to go. The owners commented, “After years of dealing with soaking towels and a floor beginning to heave from the water, we decided it was time to renovate the space to better suit the present and future needs of our sons.” Special shower details: The homeowners worked with the design team to come up with a design that suited the needs of the family. The original shower/bath area was turned into one large, walk-in shower with a built-in bench
Before along the entire back wall. Two shower heads were installed in a space that can accommodate wheelchairs. Glass blocks were installed in the window area to allow light with privacy. In the previous design, the bench and floor were slippery when wet, making the space dangerous. The new shower floor includes flamed granite tile, which undergoes a procedure that pops the crystals off the granite, giving it texture so it is not slippery. To deal with the drainage issue, a linear drain was installed against the back wall under the bench, allowing the whole shower floor to be gently sloped back, rather than creat-
After ing a bowl-like effect to a center drain. Final results: The homeowners commented, “The new design works very well for our sons and we were able to keep the original wallpaper and colors, which they liked.”
Larry Greene is the president of Case Design/Remodeling, a full-service design/build firm serving Hamilton County. Contact him at lgreene@ indy.rr.com.
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