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A northbound view of plans for 96th Street and Keystone Parkway. Construction began June 4 and will continue into 2019. (Submitted rendering) Founded October 24, 2006, at Carmel, IN Vol. XI, No. 35 Copyright 2018. Current Publishing, LLC All Rights Reserved. 30 South Range Line Road Carmel, IN 46032 317.489.4444 The views of the columnists in Current in Carmel are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of this newspaper.

New CCS superintendent eager to join elite team By Mark Ambrogi • As assistant superintendent of staff and student services at Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Michael EDUCATION Beresford has admired Carmel Clay Schools. He was named CCS superintendent June 1. “I’m the luckiest guy on the planet,” said Beresford, who has worked at HSE schools for 25 of his 35-year educational career. “Carmel Clay Schools has the reputation of (being) the best schools in the state. I feel like I’ve been chosen to be the manager of the Yankees when they had everything.” Beresford’s proposed starting salary is $170,000, which is less than former Supt. Nicholas Wahl’s salary of $195,000. The proposed contract is from July 1 to June 30, 2021, and includes $500 per month for business travel and $100 per month as a technology allowance. The school board is expected to vote on the contract June 25. Layla Spanenberg, CCS school board president, said Beresford’s familiarity with Carmel schools was only one factor in the decision. “We were looking for a candidate who had a wealth of experience and a depth of experience,” Spanenberg said. “Dr. Beresford has

New CCS Supt. Michael Beresford, center, pauses with school board members, from left, Lin Zheng, Layla Spanenberg, Michael Kerschner and Katie Browning. (Submitted photo)

that, his background in relationship building, in (human resources), in mental health and counseling background. He understands how kids tick and what is going to help them succeed.” Spanenberg cited Beresford’s certification as a school safety specialist as key. Beresford, who has a doctorate in education administration from Ball State, said a similarity with the HSE and Carmel school districts is parents who genuinely care about their children’s education. Roger McMichael and Amy Dudley have been serving as interim co-superintendents. Former Supt. Nicholas Wahl resigned in January after being put on administrative leave in

October 2017 when the school announced it would conduct a review of district leadership. Human resources director Corrine Middleton also resigned in January after going on administrative leave the same day as Wahl. There was speculation the two had been involved in a romantic relationship, but school officials declined to provide details on what they deemed personnel decisions. Beresford did not want to dwell on past district issues. “That’s the past, we’re moving forward,” he said. “I’m not privy to a lot of that information. I’m about moving forward, not about backing up. I do care about earning the trust of the community and the trust of the parents.” Beresford said he has not reviewed the recommendation by interim superintendents to build a new Carmel Elementary School adjacent to its current location and close Orchard Park Elementary and build a new school 5 miles away at Clay Center Road. The board is slated to vote on it June 25. “I’ve not been involved in that process, and that process might be over before I start,” Beresford said. The school board is expected to vote on the contract at a special meeting set for 7 p.m. June 19.

St. V’s rezoning plans withdrawn — for now By Ann Marie Shambaugh St. Vincent and its partners have withdrawn a rezoning request to make way for a proposed medical DEVELOPMENT center at 96th Street and Spring Mill Road, a plan that drew strong opposition from nearby residents in Carmel and Indianapolis. On June 5, St. Vincent released a statement announcing its plans to slow down on developing the 30-acre site. “As we reimagine health care, we are continuously evaluating ways to best address our community’s health care needs. As such, we are continuing on our pathway to purchase the land at 96th Street and Spring

Mill Road,” it states. “In working with the City of Carmel, project partners and considering the concerns of area neighbors, St. Vincent has decided to allow more time for additional planning and analysis and the creation of a more detailed vision.” St. Vincent plans to refile a “comprehensive vision” for the property at a later date, according to the statement. Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard previously described the project as a potential boost to the area but later called for more details from developers. “What we would like to see in the future regarding this property is an open and transparent plan that informs the neighbors from the beginning and provides opportunities for feedback as part of the city planning pro-

cess,” Brainard stated in an email June 6. The petition presented to the Carmel Plan Commission listed Ambrose Property Group and Bremner Real Estate as partners in the $1 billion project that would include nine buildings and four parking garages, but it did not identify which hospital was involved. Developers expressed interest in purchasing all 13 homes in the Lacoma Estates neighborhood, which is next to the proposed project. Some residents in the area said they felt pressured to sell because they worried property values would drop if their homes backed up to the hospital. Other residents nearby in Carmel and Indianapolis said they worried about increased traffic, noise and light.

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First responders navigate construction

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Last year, the City of Carmel announced plans to put Range Line Road on a “diet,” reducing the total number of lanes but improving traffic PUBLIC SAFETY flow by removing traffic lights and installing roundabouts. Now that construction is well under way and traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions, some motorists have expressed concerns about emergency responders getting stuck in construction traffic without enough room to get around other vehicles. But first responders say they’ve long been prepared for the construction and have systems in place to reach their destinations as efficiently as possible. Griffin “Honestly, (the construction) hasn’t affected us as much as people think,” Carmel Fire Dept. spokesman Tim Griffin said. CFD receives daily emails from city planners about road closures and construction, Griffin said, and firefighters can select vehicles for calls best Bickel suited to handle the best route available. He said he doesn’t believe response times have been affected.

Range Line Road, one of the main thoroughfares through Carmel, will be reduced to one lane in both directions when construction is complete, which is expected before July 4. Part of the project includes installing low-angled curbs and concrete pavers in medians that will support the weight of a vehicle but still allow grass to grow through them. Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard said these types of pavers were popular in the early to mid-1900s in driveways. The pavers aren’t expected to be visible from a distance and will improve drainage in areas where they are used, Brainard said. They will allow emergency vehicles to drive onto the median to travel around other motorists on the one-lane road. Carmel Police Dept. Lt. Joe Bickel said dealing with construction is part of the job. “I’ve been here 24 years, and I don’t think there’s been a single year we haven’t had construction going on,” Bickel said. “There are always improvements in the city that we adapt and get used to.” Bickel said CPD also receives frequent updates on road closures and construction and that patrol officers are in constant communication about who can respond most quickly to a call. Read the full story at

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Lane restrictions have begun near Keystone Parkway and 96th Street, where a new roundabout interchange will be built. Construction CONSTRUCTION is expected to last through 2019. Construction of a new roundabout at 96th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway is under way. Completion is expected by July. The road will be partially closed. 96th Street is partially closed at Priority Way for construction of a roundabout. The closure is expected to last until August. The intersection of Third Avenue SW and City Center Drive is closed for construction of a roundabout. The closure is expected to last through June. Range Line Road is restricted to one lane in both directions between Carmel and City Center drives for improvements. Construction is expected to be complete by July 4. Construction on a new access ramp from Lowes Way to Keystone Parkway is under way. Phase I of the project is expected to be complete in October 2019. 116th Street is closed between Towne and Spring Mill roads for replacement of a bridge east of Clay Center Road and a culvert over Williams Creek just west of Ditch Road. The road is expected to reopen in August. Phase 2 of the 146th Street construction project is under way between Ditch and Towne roads. A frontage road will be available to access homes and businesses. Phase 2 is expected to be complete this summer. West 96th Street was scheduled to close on or after June 11 for work on a storm water culvert west of Ditch Road. The closure is expected to last approximately two weeks with additional lane restrictions until September.




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CRC tables purchase of Monon Square By Adam Aasen • The Carmel Redevelopment Commission voted May 22 to table a proposal to explore purchasing the Monon DEVELOPMENT Square shopping center on Range Line Road, across from The Palladium. Commissioners voted to table the proposal to pay either the average of two appraisals or $15 Worrell million for the commercial development owned by Mohawk Management. Vivien Lawhead, owner of Mohawk and the SoHo Cafe & Gallery, could not be reached for comment. Commissioner Jeff Worrell said he wanted to learn more about the proposal before proceeding. “I haven’t even seen the appraisals, so I would not have felt comfortable voting at that time,” he said. Although details weren’t released, Worrell said the likely plan is to redevelop Lawhead’s shopping center, which has a large parking lot facing the street and storefronts that are hard to view from Range Line Road.

Worrell said one concern is that other properties should be higher priorities, such as the former O’Malia grocery store at 126th Street and Gray Road. “The council has been very active in trying to get a grocery store in that space,” he said. “We’ve had meetings with companies and we’re willing to look at several options to get a grocery store east of Keystone.” City councilor Ron Carter has been involved in those meetings Carter as well. He said filling the O’Malia space should happen first. “We can certainly do both projects, but the O’Malia space is a top priority,” he said. “We might have to look at redeveloping that area if needed. We’ve got some of Carmel’s finest neighborhoods surrounding that site, and I’d hate to see any decline.” Carter said if nothing happens with either property in five years, the O’Malia space could destabilize the surrounding neighborhood. Although he said a redesign of the Monon Square shopping center might eventually be needed, it doesn’t have any major vacancies.

“We’ve got some of Carmel’s finest neighborhoods surrounding that site, and I’d hate to see any decline,” Ron Carter said.

City council considers No-Knock list for solicitors By Ann Marie Shambaugh

The City of Carmel is considering the creation of a No-Knock List that would fine DEVELOPMENT commercial solicitors who make uninvited visits to registered homes. The city council discussed the proposal at its June 4 meeting. Similar to the Do Not Call Registry, those interested in joining the proposed list would sign up for free with the Carmel Police Dept. and receive a No-Knock sticker to display on their door or a No Soliciting sign to place near their walkway. Solicitors would be required to check addresses against the list before going door-to-door and would pay a fine of $400 for each violation. The restrictions would apply to anyone attempting to make sales, whether they represent a nonprofit organization or for-profit business.

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard confirmed that it would apply to Girl Scouts selling cookies or people selling anything on behalf of a nonprofit. “We see most of the youth organizations today aren’t selling doorto-door as much for safety reasons,” he said. “They are selling in front of grocery stores and other businesses that graciously allow them to do so.” The list would not apply to political canvassing or religious visits. Carmel City Attorney Ashley Ulbricht said recent changes in state law that say cities can’t differentiate between nonprofits and for-profits Ulbricht when it comes to soliciting led Carmel to update its ordinance. The city council sent the proposal to the Finance, Utility and Rules Committee, which will meet June 13.

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“The numbers speak for themselves, and we had at least 150,000 people last year. With approximately six months to go until Any company wants to get their name in front of that many people (and), this is a opening day, the Carmel Christkindlmarkt is great opportunity,” she said. “It’s finalizing vendors a great way to have your brand in CITY NEWS for 2018 and makfront of people when they’re spending a big push to ing money during the holidays.” lure sponsorships for the event’s In its first year, the city gave second year. the nonprofit $420,000. Another Market Master and CEO Maria $125,000 is budgeted for this year. Murphy said last year was a whirlSponsorship levels range from wind launching the market in a Murphy $1,000 to $30,000 and include differshort time, so her goal this sument activities and sections of the traditional mer is to land sponsors to help offset city German holiday market, which is outside grants. of The Palladium. One of the top sponsor“We do want to go away from having to ship opportunities is the Glühwein mugs. go to council every year for funds, and so There will be 30,000 boot-shaped mugs this is a great way for a company to conand 20,000 train-shaped mugs this year, tribute to the community,” she said. and a sponsor could have its logo on the In its first year, the Carmel Christkindlcommemorative item that many Carmel resimarkt brought in nearly $1.4 million in gross dents took home and collected in 2017. sales, serving about 150,000 people. Murphy For more, email Murphy at maria@carmelsaid that audience is huge for a business looking to connect with families and shoppers during the holiday season.

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CHS repeats as tennis champs By Mark Ambrogi • Carmel High School senior Lauren Lemonds saw her dreams of winning a second consecutive state ACHIEVEMENT singles title fade away with a three-set loss to Providence’s Halli Trinkle in the team state quarterfinals match. “That knocked me out of individuals, but I knew I had to refocus because we still had team on the line,” Lemonds Lemonds said. Lemonds did just that, beating Cathedral senior Maeve Koscielski 6-4, 6-4 to capture the decisive point in No. 1 Carmel’s 3-2 victory against No. 2 Cathedral in the IHSAA Girls Tennis Team State Finals championship match June 2 at North Central High School. It was the Greyhounds’ (18-1) second consecutive girls state team title and fifth in six years. “I was definitely feeling a little pressure because I kept missing my serves,” Lemonds said. “The cheering from my teammates helped me.” Carmel coach Spencer Fields said he

The Carmel High School girls tennis team won the team state title. (Photo by Mark Ambrogi)

figured it would come down to the No. 1 singles with two top college-bound players. Lemonds (22-1) is headed to Michigan State and Koscielski to Notre Dame. “These two girls have been so close for so long,” said Fields, whose team beat Brownsburg 5-0 in the semifinals. Other winners for Carmel in the championship were junior Franny Werner at No. 3 singles and freshman Leila Antony and junior Apurva Manas at No. 2 doubles. In a battle of freshmen, Cathedral’s Ellie Pittman, a Carmel resident who finished 23-0, beat Sydney Morris 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles.

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“What a leader she has been,” said Cathedral coach Mark Noe, whose team previously lost to Carmel 3-2 in the regular season. Greyhounds senior Grace Marchese and freshman Emma Brune lost to Cathedral’s Meg Coleman and Claire Koscielski at No. 1 doubles, but that didn’t dampen a special day for Marchese. Marchese also was named the Indiana High School Athletic Association Mental Attitude Winner for girls tennis. “It’s special to be looked (at) as a leader, a scholar and someone who volunteers for their community,” Marchese said.


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Inaugural lacrosse season a success


By Mark Ambrogi • In its inaugural season as a varsity sport for Carmel High School, the girls lacrosse team was a smashing ACHIEVEMENT success. “The awareness of the team and the program increased,” coach Jack Hettiger said. “It helped us bring out 64 girls to play on three different teams (two junior varsity teams), the biggest number we’ve ever had. The administration provided everything we needed to run a high school program, from trainers to the weight training, facilities, scheduling and buses. From the girls’ perspective, being recognized as a varsity athlete from the (school) announcements to earning letters, all that was positive.” CHS topped it off in memorable fashion as senior Kelly Csenar scored seven goals to help No. 2-ranked Carmel top No. 1 Cathedral 13-6 June 2 in the Indiana Girls Lacrosse Association state championship at Anderson University. Hettiger’s daughter, Kate, had three goals. Goalie Anna Hartman had eight saves. Kate Hettiger and Csenar, both seniors, were named first-team all-state. “(Csenar) was able to execute our team

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The Carmel High School girls lacrosse team captured the state title June 2 at Anderson by defeating Cathedral. (Submitted photo)

offense,” Jack Hettiger said. “We move the ball. We pass the ball. We involve everyone.” The Greyhounds finished 24-2. Their only losses were against Cathedral (earlier in the season) and Kentucky’s No. 1 team, Kentucky Country Day team. “Cathedral was the defending state champion, too, so there was a lot that made the win big,” Jack Hettiger said. Kate Hettiger said it was fun because she knows all the girls from Cathedral from summer competition. “Seeing our team put everything together

we’ve been working on since January and finally being able to pull through with a win was pretty cool,” she said. Jack Hettiger was an assistant coach when CHS won its last state title in 2014. CHS also won in 2011 and 2012. The Greyhounds graduate nine seniors. “They worked hard to get the program into the school, and then to go out champions in an inaugural season, that’s great,” Jack Hettiger said. “Our girls blended the best I’ve seen from seniors to freshmen. We played girls from every class.”

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Carmel High School’s Special Education Functional Academics Programming class has spent the past EDUCATION school year collecting 400 pounds of plastic lids and bottle caps as part of a program called Caps/Lids for Benches. The caps and lids soon will be sent to a plastics recycling company, which will melt them into a special buddy bench for school use. Terri Yates, the instructional assistant for the class, said students can sit on the bench when they feel they need a friend so that other students know to reach out. The final placement of the bench has not been decided, though ideas are being discussed. “At the high school level, we could put the bench in the Freshman Center, in the hallway, for overwhelmed kids coming through school for the first time,” Yates said. Teacher Luther Lofland also used the caps and lids to enhance classroom learning throughout the year. “We incorporate the caps and lids into our math and vocational education classes as an integrated unit by counting, sorting,

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Grad’s pageant platform mirrors personal journey By Mark Ambrogi • Rachel Berry’s Miss Indiana platform comes from the heart. She is focusing on, MISS INDIANA “Beyond the Labels: Defeating the Stigma of Depression.” The 2016 Carmel High School graduate experienced depression in the second semester of her freshman year at Indiana Wesleyan University. “I had a lot of anxiety,” said Berry, who will compete in the Miss Indiana pageant June 13 to 16 in Zionsville. “It’s something people don’t think they will ever go through. I’m using the platform to tell other people the seriousness around depression, what can we do to stop using even the word anxiety.” Berry, who previously competed in two national pageants in another system, will try to qualify for Miss Indiana, which is part of the Miss America pageants. She won Miss White River at Center Grove High School in August 2017 to qualify for Miss Indiana on her 10th try. It was the first time she had competed using her new platform. She previously had

From left, Paige Harder and Rachel Berry will compete in the Miss Indiana pageant. (Photo by Mark Ambrogi)

used a platform to promote her passion for working with Special Olympics. “I was afraid to tell my story because I didn’t want these judges to think I was incapable of having the title,” Berry said. “It was the complete opposite. The Miss America organization is all about you being you.” Berry will sing “Nothing Stops Another Day,” which she expects will be emotional. Berry said her depression stemmed from several things, including seasonal changes, especially winter. “It’s a matter of keeping your head up and getting through those bad days,” said Berry, who plans to transfer to Ball State

this fall. Berry said making Miss Indiana has been a lot of hard work. “I’m looking forward to meeting new friends, girls that will support you in everything you do,” she said. “I’m looking forward to the appearances during the week.” Paige Harder’s family moved to Carmel in 2016. Harder, who graduated from Zionsville Community High School in 2015, has one more semester at Taylor University, where she is majoring in exercise science. She competed in Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen in 2014. “My platform is ‘Get Up and Move, Overcoming Inactive Lifestyles,’” said Harder, who advanced by winning Miss Spirit of Indiana. “It’s something I’m passionate about. We live in a world where we sit for different things.” Carmel High School student Evelyn Harrison will compete in Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen competition, which is held on the same days in Zionsville. She advanced by winning the Miss Capital City’s Outstanding Teen title. Harrison’s talent is a vocal and ukulele performance, and her personal platform is “Fight Against Human Trafficking.”

DISPATCHES Bates wins state title — Carmel High School sophomore Phoebe Bates was state champion in the 1,600 meters in a yome 4:51.79 in the Indiana High School Athletic Association girls track and field state finals June 1 in Bloomington. Carmel was fourth in the team standings. Garage sale – Scout Troop 132 will host a garage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30 at the American Legion Post 155, 852 W. Main St. Clothing, furniture, and other household items will be available. Proceeds will benefit the troop. Chemistry competition – Three students in Carmel will compete for one of four spots on the team representing the U.S. at the 50th International Chemistry Olympiad. Andrew Wu and Jenny Cai from Park Tudor High School along with Iris Yan of Carmel High School were selected from among 17,000 students to attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp. Only 20 students were chosen, and the top four from the camp will make the final team.

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Parenting roundtables launched By Desiree Williams The Successful Family, a Carmel-based nonprofit, introduced its first program series this month. Jim White, NONPROFIT a Carmel resident, created The Successful Family in 2016 to serve as an educational and coaching resource for families going through difficult times. White found success with individual coaching sessions, but he wanted White families to be involved in a continuous coaching process for the best results. The free roundtable series is a monthly meeting designed for parents with teenagers and facilitated by White. Parents will review lessons in parenting books and determine how those strategies can be applied to their family. He said he chose to focus on the teenage group first because he sees a large need there, especially in the school/social aspect. “My intention is to be ongoing and be able to dive into specific circumstances that people may be dealing with,” White said.

Each meeting lasts one hour and can hold up to four family units (both parents do not have to be present). White has three recurring roundtables scheduled in Carmel. They are: • The first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at McAlister’s Deli, 2355 E. 116th St. • The second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at SoHo, 620 S. Range Line Rd. • The third Wednesday of the month at 6 a.m. at Einstein Bros. Bagels, 2350 E. 116th St. White also created an online community for his clients called the Orange Parenting Community, based on his analogy of an orange. “The idea being that if we want to always respond from a loving perspective, we have to make sure we have love inside of us to start with,” he said. “If it’s not inside of us, when we get the squeeze (from life), other things will come out, whether it’s frustration, anger or disappointment.” For more on roundtables, visit For more on The Successful Family, visit Jim and his wife, Anne, have been married for 35 years. They have six children and seven grandchildren.

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By Ann Marie Shambaugh • Road construction season is off to a busy start in Carmel, as it has been the past several years. But this time the slate of projects includes major COVER STORY upgrades on the city’s north and south borders at Keystone Parkway, two areas motorists expect will cause traffic headaches during construction but bring major relief when complete. Lane restrictions began June 4 on a City of Carmel project to transform the intersection of 96th Street and Keystone Parkway into a roundabout. In April, Hamilton County began work on a way for drivers to go south on Keystone Parkway from 146th Street. City Engineer Jeremy Kashman said both projects are designed to improve the experience for people driving to and from Carmel. “It’s always better as you’re coming into your city that people aren’t sitting and waiting,” Kashman said. “(These projects) will have some enhancements to the finishes and really make it look like a nice gateway into the city.”


Although the first visible signs of construction only showed up last week as crews began preliminary work to build ramps, city officials have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to prepare for the heavy construction coming soon at 96th Street and Keystone Parkway, which handles approximately 85,000 cars each day. “It’s busy and it’s a main business area, so we don’t take that lightly,” Kashman said. “It’s a project we have to get built. We lost a lot of sleep over how to figure out how to make this thing go as smoothly as we can.” When complete in 2019, Keystone Parkway will be elevated over 96th Street, much like the interchanges at US 31 and 106th and 116th streets. Commuters will be able to travel the entire length of Keystone Parkway in Carmel without having to stop for traffic lights. The project also includes constructing a roundabout at 96th Street and Haverstick Road.


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Infrastructure Projects and Gray Road and Main Street. While the transformation of 96th 2018 StreetInfrastructure and Keystone Improvements Carmel resident Chris Pisano, who lives downtown Parkway may be the City of Carmel’s biggest 2018 project, it is doing additional work on 96th Street east of the and commutes to Keystone Avenue and 86th Street for work, said it’s “somewhat unfortunate” for drivers that intersection to improve traffic flow along the corridor. the city is tackling so many projects at the same time. Construction has already begun on new roundabouts “That makes it tough with it all going in at once, but at Priority Way and Hazel Dell Parkway, which has led the finished product is what we all want,” he said. “We to partial closures of the intersections. Roundabouts all resist it, but when it’s done it’s great.” also will be added at Gray Road and Delegates Row with Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard said the busy construction work expected to begin in fall 2018. The city also planned schedule — which he said is less aggressive than in preto switch all traffic on 96th Street to the south lanes vious years — is intentional. from Keystone Parkway to just east of Priority Way June “I believe it’s so much better for a business, particu11 for drainage improvements underneath the road. larly a small business, to have a compressed time when These road projects are in addition to several others there’s construction in front of them than to have it planned for the summer in Carmel, including reconstrucdrawn out. It’s going to be very intense while it’s going tion of Range Line Road, a new bridge and culvert on W. on,” he said. “What we try to do is to do it very quickly. 116th St. and new roundabouts at Third Avenue SW and Get in, get it done and get out.” City Center Drive, Carmel Drive and Old Meridian Street



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Construction is under way on a roundabout interchange at 96th Street and Keystone Parkway. (Submitted rendering)

Continued from Page 16 public works awarded a bid of $28.8 million to Rieth-Riley Construction to complete the project. The city is using local County Option Income Tax bonds to pay for the reconstruction. Other funding sources include $8.5 million from INDOT, and $2 million from Hamilton County. The project has experienced delays in moving utilities and obtaining land. Four buildings at the intersection will be demolished: the McDonalds/BP and Marathon gas stations and the vacant buildings that once housed Burger King and Chase Bank. Kashman said the city has been working with landowners and affected business owners to make the project as painless as possible. “We’re working through details, because each person has different things that are important to them,” he said. “It might be something nobody could have thought of, but you don’t do their business every day.”


Chris Pisano, who lives in downtown Carmel and works as a senior mortgage banker with MJW Financial at 86th Street and Keystone Avenue, said he began taking U.S. 31 to work the morning the closures began to avoid the bottleneck and create space for commuters who have little choice but to drive through the intersection to get to their offices. “Be patient, leave early and understand that we’re all trying to get somewhere,” he said of dealing with the project. “Think of the end result and how much easier life will be once it’s done.” City officials are proposing several detours around the project, including U.S. 31 and Hazel Dell, Gray and Allisonville roads. Traffic patterns will evolve as the project progresses, but there is no full closure of the intersection planned. City spokesman Dan McFeely said previous heavy construction seasons have helped the city get ready for the major project. “There’s been so much work done in Carmel, it’s no longer a huge deal to do a project like this because there are so many (ways) to get around it,” he said. “That goes for any project in the city. There are at least five different ways to get around these projects.”

It didn’t take long for Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt to find his mission as an elected official. He remembers traveling southbound on Carey Road on his third morning in office when he saw a friend outside walking a dog. The man commented on the “ridiculous” traffic congestion in the neighborhood and surrounding area. “I took my phone out, a Blackberry at the time, and I took a picture of the lineup of cars and how backed up it was,” said Heirbrandt, who lived in Carmel at the time but now resides in Westfield. “I sent the photo to (fellow commissioner) Christine Altman and told her, ‘We need to do something about this traffic congestion.’” Five years later, work on the project to add a ramp from 146th Street to southbound Keystone Parkway and build a connector from the ramp to Range Line Road has begun. The two-phase, $16.9 million project broke ground in April and is expected to be complete in 2022. “It’s one of the first projects I was really involved in and pushed to get done,” Heirbrandt said. “I think it’s going to be very rewarding to be able to see this thing all the way through.”


For many people who live, work or shop near 146th Street and Keystone Parkway, the lack of a southbound ramp doesn’t make a lot of sense. Drivers wanting to head south on Keystone Parkway either head north to 151st Street so they can take U.S. 31 southbound to an exit for Keystone, cut through the pedestrian-heavy Clay Terrace shopping center or wind through residential areas near Carey Road, such as Foster Estates or Foster Grove. Motorists previously had access to U.S. 31/Keystone Parkway in both directions via Greyhound Pass, but improvements to U.S. 31 between I-465 and Ind. 38 eliminated that route. It wasn’t always meant to be that way. When INDOT reconstructed U.S. 31 between 2011 and 2015, its original plans called for a ramp from 146th Street that would take motorists to southbound Keystone. But INDOT officials decided to remove it from the project. “INDOT could not justify the cost of construction of this ramp because it was a local network benefit and not part of the overall benefit for traffic on U.S. 31,” said Lamar Holliday, INDOT media relations director for the Greenfield/East Central District. With INDOT backing out, Heirbrandt decided Hamilton County needed to step in. Of the dozens of county projects he’s presented to Hamilton County residents, he said this one almost always has the most support. He said area residents first brought the need for the ramp to his attention, and they’ve improved the project with their feedback. “When we had public hearings on this and really

Hamilton County is constructing a ramp to allow drivers to go south on Keystone Parkway from 146th Street. (Submitted photo)

tried to educate a lot of the people about this project, there were a lot of ideas brought up from citizens who live there,” Hierbrandt said, listing nearby trail connections and a roundabout at Lowe’s Way as examples. “There were some good suggestions that we think have made the project even better.”


Phase I of the project will cost $10 million and add a half-mile elevated lane from 146th Street to southbound Keystone Parkway. Construction began in April and is expected to wrap up in late 2019. Federal funds from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization will cover approximately 48 percent of the cost, with the county covering the rest with tax increment financing funds. Phase I also will connect the northbound Keystone Parkway ramp from 136th Street to the northbound Keystone ramp to Lowes Way/146th Street and include reconfiguring the signal at the entrance of Lowe’s to a roundabout. The second phase, which will cost $6.9 million, will extend Lowe’s Way to a new roundabout constructed by the City of Carmel at Range Line Road. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and wrap up the following year. All affected roads are expected to remain open throughout the project.

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Churchgoers worship in a tent in Belize after their building collapsed. (Submitted photo)




A Carmel family is helping raise funds to rebuild a church in Belize’s Lemonal Village. For the last two years, villagers FAITH have worshipped in a tent after the church collapsed. Matt Hayden’s wife, Natalie, and his mother-in-law, Rosamond Perez, are from two neighboring villages in Belize. The couple learned of the villagers’ need after attending Natalie’s grandmother’s funeral in Lemonal Village in February. “This church (St. Luke’s), which sat next door to my mother-in-law’s birth home, provided Natalie’s family the foundation of Christian faith as well as an education to my mother-in-law,” Matt Hayden said. “It truly set the table for the entire family’s faith, education and value systems. Natalie’s uncle, Rev. Constancio Perez, had been resident priest there almost 20 years.” Hayden said St. Luke’s priests continually struggle to provide sacramental services in the tent setting. “Even an ordinary Sunday, mass is a challenge as people sit down with pouring rain or sweating under the hot Belizean sun, wind blowing out the sacramental candles,” he said. “The regular attendance at mass has dropped by 50 percent in the temporary church and there is no other Christian church accessible to this part of the country.”


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Matt and Natalie Hayden of Carmel are working to raise $65,000 to rebuild a church in Belize. (Submitted rendering)

A ground-breaking ceremony took place April 15 with road and excavation work starting as well. The completion date depends on when the $65,000 needed for the project is raised. “They are all for the costs of the building construction and excavation, mostly materials and supplies,” Matt Hayden said. “Much labor is donated from villagers.” Donations for church furnishings such as pews, fans, a PA system and more are needed. The couple, parents to four children ages 23, 22, 7 and 5, has started an online fundraiser to help rebuild the church. Donations can be made at stlukeschurchlemonalbelizecorevconstancioperez-1133831. Donations payable to Friends Supporting the Anglican Diocese Belize (FSADB) can be mailed to 1344 S. Range Line Rd., Suite 201, Carmel. Include St. Luke’s in the memo line. For more, email

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Perfect imperfections

O B S E R V AT I O N Circular reasoning Commentary by Terry Anker

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In the many trips we have made around the sun, our driving skills have been tested by thousands of miles and countless hours. Many are well into the hundreds of thousands – racked up by years of summer vacations, trips to grandma’s house and carpools for club sports. A few can even boast to be million-milers. These souls have logged a good deal of their lives behind the wheel – and, invariably, behind other motorists. In this mass accumulation of experience and memory, patterns of human behavior begin to emerge. We’ve all seen folks stop, having missed the proper turn from the roundabout they are circumnavigating, seemingly perplexed by what the next step is. After a momentary pause to reconsider the appropriate subsequent action, the bewildered driver lunges back into motion, rounding again until the proper exit reappears. Recently, an auto antecedent to my own was informed by some chirping Siri that the proscribed exit had passed. Therefore, this determined person not only stopped but threw the car into reverse – seemingly undeterred by the danger or peculiarity of the act. Likewise, we find ourselves cut off in traffic only to have the interloper promptly apply the brakes. It seemed they had nowhere to go but needed to be in front. Gen. George S. Patton Jr. is credited with proclaiming, “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.” What is it about human nature that so routinely and intentionally keeps us from committing to any one of these camps? When should we lead? When should we follow? And, when should we step aside? Are we making the choice or simply backing up in a roundabout?

A couple years ago I chipped one of my already-crooked, bottom-front teeth. Luckily, my horse-sized chompers hide the snaggletooth for photo ops, but it’s HUMOR quite noticeable when I talk, which, unfortunately, I have to do on occasion. I could have it filed down, but even pretend manicures make me flinch. My dentist, however, said not to worry, dubbing me “charmingly imperfect.” I’ve decided to adopt this phrase as a mantra and apply it to all of my less-than-ideal attributes. The thigh cellulite that even half-Ironman training wouldn’t destroy? Charmingly imperfect. Those laugh lines and age spots that no amount of Retin-A will vanquish? Charmingly imperfect! And how about my practically non-existent belly button? Definitely imperfect but seriously charming! The point is, even though Photoshop could charge me extra, these are the features that make me me. And now that I’m in my 40s, I’m finding it much easier to simply embrace them. In fact, I think it’s kind of cool to walk around with charmingly imperfect characteristics, like unusually long second toes and an Osgood-Schlatter calcium “tumor” on my kneecap. Jealous? As a side note, I thought I had exhausted my list of charmingly imperfect attributes, but then the spouse read this and suggested a few more – bubble-butt, slight overbite, flat chest, invisible eyelashes … OK, OK, I get it. Thank you, Doo. You’re awesome. So, yes, pre-varicose veins are creating a perverted but oddly accurate map of the Mississippi River Delta on my milky-white calves, but, by God, I am charmingly imperfect — jacked-up teeth and all. Peace out.

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READER’S VIEW Better system needed to protect students Editor, The school safety issue has finally come to our doorstep with the Noblesville West Middle School shooting. Will there be continued population influx into Carmel if a neighboring county school has a shooting, with copycats getting inspired by it? Please note that any school drills also are being taken by the perpetrator. Obviously, a better red-flag system is needed for pinpointing mental problems and threats made in-person or on social media instead of minimizing the threat in public statements by officials overconfident of their security protocol. In response, Mayor Brainard touts Carmel school security as a model for the rest of the nation, with referral to the expedition program. However, please note that the Santa Fe school shooting had the same if not more aggressive security, drills and reporting system minus a single entrance. Hence, in addition, we need technical

changes as follows: We need retrofitted bulletproof (or at least very strong) double-glass door, single-entry in all schools. The outer door should have a metal detector entry that automatically locks down inner-door unless overridden by a security personnel who has personally checked and verified that the incoming person is safe. Nobody else can open the inner door, not even front-desk staff, since a lot of times it is one of the known students that is perpetrating the crime. While this may not completely obstruct the determined shooter, it will provide much-needed additional seconds or minutes to trigger alarms and disable the shooter. Yes, this will lead to increased budgets and inconvenience, but it is the protocol in all federal buildings and airports. We hope that determined and swift action can be taken. Sonia Nuthakki, Carmel

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READERS’ VIEWS More data needed before CCS facilities vote




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Editor, Regarding the facilities recommendation by Carmel Clay Schools administration to close Orchard Park Elementary and rebuild Carmel Elementary, there are two facts I want to highlight. Fact 1: Carmel Clay Schools administration has in its hands an enrollment study predicting enrollment to drop by more than 700 elementary students in six to eight years. Fact 2: CCS administration has recommended building two new schools, which would keep the current count at 11 elementaries and means CCS would have over-capacity in a few years, by roughly one school. All taxpayers should care about this because it means you will be paying more in taxes than the projected rates, and it also means Carmel will have built a new school when it didn’t need to. I have requested from CCS administration the results of the district map by neighborhood or by street so that we can all see where enrollment is predicted to decline.

They have sent me data that looks at current school districting. Looking at data by current school districting is misleading, because maybe the decisions that were made putting the current mapping in place is outdated or needs to be changed. I believe we taxpayers, our elected school board and everyone else needs this data before they can come up with a recommendation or position. Otherwise, they are putting the cart before the horse. Further, if the enrollment data is analyzed by three distinct geographical areas, Center (as defined between Meridian and Keystone), East (east of Keystone) and West (west of Meridian), I think we may find the Center is actually growing more so than the East, and may even be on par with the West. I urge CCS administration to share with the school board, the Orchard Park community and all stakeholders this vital data so that we all can form an educated position about the facilities discussion. Karla Oselka Walsworth, Carmel

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Editor, The Carmel Clay school board recently sent out a survey to all parents of elementary students in the district. This followed an outcry from parents of high-ability students about launching the Total School Cluster Grouping program. Although Interim Co-Supt. Amy Dudley refers to only “15 parents” expressing opposition, there were 500-plus parents who signed a petition against the change! The survey could be seen as a step in the right direction — after putting the plans on hold, the school board really wants our opinion, all our opinions, and will use this to inform decisions. But beware — those of us who work in research know how survey data can be misleading. In fact, data from a survey are categorized by researchers as low-level evidence. Surveys are used because they are cost-effective, easy to administer and can provide preliminary information on a specific topic. However, potential problems exist: Formulating a clear research question, dealing with missing data (not everyone responds and/or fully completes the survey), choosing the correct study population

and writing clear, unbiased questions. The survey sent out by the board is an example of a poorly executed survey. Goals were not clearly stated, an inappropriate target population was chosen, and finally, the questions were of poor design (doublebarreled and leading questions). One sample question is: Classrooms are diverse based on factors such as gender, culture, ethnicity, achievement, and/or ability (this is ranked by level of importance to the parent). Clearly, this question leads parents to choose diversity. The problem is multiple other factors are included (i.e., doublebarreled), including, interestingly, “ability.” Thus, if you choose diversity as important you are choosing against having high-ability students in a separate classroom. Not a fair question, among several! One can conclude only one of two things: Either the board is not familiar with good survey design, including validation, or there was intention to frame the survey to seek answers it desires to present as “evidence” for the TSCG program. Once again, this school board has let us down and appears intent on watering down the district’s gifted program. Lola Shukla, Carmel

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Take me out to the Hall of Fame Commentary by Dick Wolfsie David Raymond was a fanatic, or, more precisely, a Phanatic (The Philly Phanatic is the official mascot of the HUMOR Philadelphia Phillies). For 17 years, he lived inside the iconic costume, taunting umpires, mocking the competition and dancing on the opposing team’s dugout. Raymond was the first to bring the furry green, flightless bird with an extendable tongue to life. His experience convinced him that a mascot was essential to a team’s ultimate success on the field, in the stands and at the box office. Now, 40 years later, Raymond will open the first Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Ind. Much is still in the planning stages, but a soft open is scheduled for Dec. 8 (mascots love anything soft). The museum’s mission is to teach the importance of mascotry (that’s a word I just made up), like how to be a mascot — or how to make one. Guests can attend the museum’s Mascot University to obtain a Mascot Diploma by completing courses all about mascoting (I made up another one). By trying on the various garb, visitors feel the weight and even

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The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society created a new philanthropic program in 2017 called Student of the FUNDRAISER Year. The seven-week fundraising competition teaches students about giving back to their community. This year nine students are chosen to participate, and five were from Carmel High School. “These students are asked to raise a minimum of $10,000,” said Jo Garcia, campaign manager for Student of the Year. The students get creative when it comes to raising funds. They each set their own goal. CHS Junior, Reagan Markland raised more than $50,000. Other participants from CHS are Lucy Salter, Connor Bednarski, Anna Springer and Meera Murthy. “The very first thing I did was build a team of people including neighbors, family members and friends who would help form some of the connections and do some of the networking,” she said. “Once the campaign started we held a couple of events. We had a yoga event, a wine-tasting event

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The Little Gym now open By Mark Ambrogi • A competitive gymnast growing up, Suzanne Barger coached gymnastics for 17 years in sevMERCHANTS’ SQUARE eral states. However, she now conducts a different type of training as co-owner of The Little Gym of Carmel, which teaches gymnastics as development, with her husband, Steve. The Bargers lived in Carmel for 10 years before moving to Virginia Beach, Va. It was there that they took their son, Sebastian, now 4, at 6 months to The Little Gym. “We loved it so much we decided to bring it home with us,” Suzanne Barger said. “We felt (Sebastian) gained a lot of independence, and it’s very nurturing. He really blossomed there and he loved all his instructors.” The family purchased the franchise, the only one in Indiana, and moved back to Carmel in September 2017. The Little Gym opened with an open house June 2 and started classes June 4 at the 4,800-square-foot building at 271 Merchants Square Dr. “What is different about us is we focus on three dimensions of learning. There is



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Home Couture to close By Chris Bavender One year after opening, Home Couture at Clay Terrace is closing. Owner Marcia Utley said there are many CLAY TERRACE reasons for this but the prime one is her space could be rented to another business. “Even though I signed a contract, somewhere in the lease – that was not clear to me or my lawyer – it states Clay Terrace has the right to kick me out of my space for any reason,” Utley said. “Ultimately, I just cannot run a business knowing at any moment I could be forced to leave.” Utley also said foot traffic hasn’t been heavy. “I’ve learned if you’re on the end of an outdoor mall, then you’ll struggle. The money is made in the middle. People just do not like to walk nowadays,” she said. “Outdoor malls are tough, especially with the terribly long winter we had. The first quarter has been tough on businesses, particularly outdoor businesses. Being a new business, this hit my business really hard.”

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The decision to close wasn’t easy, Utley said. “This has been an extremely difficult decision for me. I’ve invested a lot of money into this dream and I feel that dream was cut too short,” she said. Utley and her husband plan to move to Arizona. She hopes to someday open a store similar to Home Couture. As Home Couture prepares to close June 24, merchandise ranging from clothing to jewelry to home decor to vintage and antiques has been reduced.

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Center for the Performing Arts’ 2018-19 season features variety of good vibrations By Mark Ambrogi The Center for the Performing Arts’ 201819 season features a bit of something for everyone. “We receive a lot of CONCERTS feedback from our patron surveys and simply from talking to people who come to the performances, so we have a pretty good idea of what they want to see,” said Doug Tatum, vice president of programming, the Center for the Performing Arts. “The challenge and the fun for us is to cater to all those different tastes as much as possible with the resources we have, yet also to present artists who may be less familiar but can provide a compelling experience for our audiences that really expands their appreciation of the arts.” The 2018-19 season, sponsored by Allied Solutions, with most of the shows at The Palladium, includes three rock ’n’ roll stars: Brian Wilson (Nov. 17), of Beach Boys fame; Graham Nash (March 22, 2019), from the Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and John Hiatt (Nov. 9). All will be making their first appearance at The Palladium. Others included in the Katz, Sapper & Miller Series are a wide variety of crowdpleasing rock, pop and folk acts, including

blues legend Buddy Guy (Sept. 22), twotime Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge (Sept. 25), Indigo Girls (Sept. 28); plus Queen (Sept. 20) and ABBA tribute shows (May 2, 2019) and Dennis DeYoung (Nov. 30), playing hits from his Styx days. The Country Series includes Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Sept. 21), Kellie Pickler (Nov. 3) and Sara Evans (Nov. 29). The Holiday series includes “Glee” star Jane Lynch (Dec. 1) and David Koz & Friends Christmas (Dec. 9). The Printing Partners Classical Series includes violinist Joshua Bell (Oct. 12), Drew Petersen (Jan. 13, 2019) and the Russian National Orchestra (Feb. 22, 2019). “(Bell) has appeared here previously with a chamber orchestra, but this is his first recital at the Center with only piano accompaniment, so his skills will be on full display for the entire evening,” Tatum said. “We also have a recital by Drew Petersen, a brilliant young pianist who was the American Pianists Association’s 2017 Gold Medal Winner. The Russian National Orchestra, which truly is one of the world’s greatest, will perform an all-Rachmaninoff program, so that’s quite a combination.” The Drewry Simmons Vornehm Jazz Series showcases Pat Metheny (Oct. 11), a 20-time Grammy-winning guitarist and composer who has a new band featuring

acclaimed British pianist Gwilym Simcock, and David Sanborn’s Jazz Quartet (Feb. 8, 2019). “There is a real buzz in the jazz world about Metheny’s new quartet, so this is on my list as a ‘don’t-miss’ event,” Tatum said. “David Sanborn’s Jazz Quintet also is a new group that represents a return to his more acoustic jazz roots.” Tatum said Veronica Swift, 23, is one of the hottest jazz vocalists in New York and has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald. “She’s one of several emerging artists that we’re introducing to our audiences this season,” Tatum said of Swift, who will visit March 8, 2019. The Songbook Series includes Engelbert Humperdinck (Oct. 26), Megan Hilty (Feb. 15, 2019) and Jack Jones (March 23, 2019) and Michael Feinstein (May 23, 2019). The Songbook Celebration Gala, featuring actor/ crooner Chris Isaak, is set for Sept. 15. “Megan Hilty has a lot of fans as a TV actress as well as a Broadway star, so we think a lot of people will enjoy seeing her,’ Tatum said. “Jack Jones is a real singer’s singer, and people say his voice is just as rich as ever.” Series subscriptions go on sale June 12 at 317-843.3800 or TheCenterPresents. org. Single-event tickets will go on sale in August.

Three Carmel High School students, Sophia Miller, Tara Lacy and Griffin Scott, are among five Hamilton County student vocalists selected for the Great American Songbook Foundation’s annual Songbook Academy in Carmel, it was announced June 6. The other Hamilton County students are Peter Fulton, of Fishers who attends Colonial Christian School in Indianapolis, and Marissa Tappy, Noblesville High School. Zionsville Community High School’s Oliva Broadwater also was picked. The Songbook Academy was founded by five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein and is in its ninth year. The 2018 academy, sponsored nationally by the Central Indiana Community Foundation’s Efroymson Family Fund, is scheduled July 21-28 at the Songbook Foundation’s headquarters, the Center for the Performing Arts. The week culminates in the July 28 Songbook Academy Finals, a performance and competition, July 28 at the 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall. Tickets go on sale June 15, at 317-843-3800 or Carmel — The Jazz on Monon free concert series continues 6 to 9 p.m. June 16 with Main Street Jazz Band. It has moved to just south of Union Brewing Company at Monon Square, the northeast corner of the Monon Greenway and City Center Drive. Carmel — Nick Carpenter, a veteran actor and teacher, will guide an Improv Class June 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Class will be held at the Studio Theater Rehearsal Room at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Cost is $20 for ages Fishers — The Doo!, sponsored by Cathedral High School, performs at 7 p.m. June 19 in the Tuesday Night Concerts on the Central Green. Carmel — Rick K & The Allnighters will play at 7 p.m. June 13 in the free Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo. In case of rain, the concert will move to the bay of Fire Station No. 1, north of the fountain.

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Jr. Civic stages peachy musical By Rick Morwick • Holly Stults Hass has a number of reasons for wanting kids to see Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s musiTARKINGTON cal production of “James and the Giant Peach.” Absorbing a positive message is one reason. Inspiration to work in theater is another. “The fact that the kids in the audience will be seeing kids like themselves performing on stage is so important,” said Stults Hass, executive programs director for Civic Theatre. “It may inspire a child in the audience to take a class or audition for a play or musical, or merely help them relate more to the story because kids are up there.” Jr. Civic’s production of “James and the Giant Peach” has no shortage of kids in the cast: 33, to be exact, including more than a dozen from Hamilton County. The young performers range in age from 7 to 15 and share the stage with two adults, including Stults Hass, who plays Aunt Sponge — one of two villianous aunts who torment the protagonist, James Henry Trotter, an 8-year-old orphan who, after discovering a magic potion, is whisked away on harrowing adventures

Holly Stults Hass, left, and Brent Marty rehearse a scene for Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s musical production of “James and the Giant Peach.” (Submitted photo)

inside a giant peach. Based on the 1961 novel by Roald Dahl, Jr. Civic’s production runs June 15 through June 20 in The Tarkington, 3 Center Green, Carmel. “There are so many life lessons hidden in this peach of a story,” Stults Hass said. “(There is) hope, finding the magic and wonder in what seems to be grim circumstances (and) tolerance, realizing that it is OK to be different and embracing that in everyone.” For dates and times, visit

Carmel residents in ‘Dogfight’ By Mark Ambrogi • Courtney Krauter loves the variety of her latest acting conquest. Krauter, THEATER a 2017 Herron High School graduate from Carmel, plays a librarian, Ruth Two Bears, Chippy, and a hippie in Eclipse’s Krauter production of the musical “Dogfight,” which runs through June 17 at IndyFringe Basile Theatre, 719 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. The musical, which tells the story of three young Marines on the eve of their deployment in November 1963, began May 31. “I love all of these roles because they are extremely diverse, and I get to explore multiple personalities within one show,” said Krauter, who will be a sophomore at Indiana University this fall. “With that being said, it’s difficult having to switch into different characters so quickly, but it makes my roles that much more exciting for me.” Although this is Krauter’s first time performing in the Eclipse program, she was

involved with summer stock throughout high school. Summer stock created Eclipse, a professional offshoot that provides opportunities for emerging artists who are in college or working in theater. “What I love about this production is how professional and fast-paced yet fun and lively everyone is,” Krauter said. “One of Mervis my favorite songs is “Give Way.’ Not only is the music simply beautiful, but it complements the unconventional love story told on stage brilliantly.” Joey Mervis, whose family moved to Carmel in 2007, just finished his freshman year at New York University. Mervis plays Ralphie Boland. “Pretty much every role in this show is challenging because the music is beautiful but very demanding,” Mervis said. “The music was written by (Benj) Pasek and (Justin) Paul.’ They are brilliant, so we have to work hard to make sure we’re doing the songs justice. For more, visit

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Zionsville cardiologist’s play set By Mark Ambrogi •

Janeira said his proudest moment was when his play, “Secrets Of The Heart,” won a playwrights’ contest and appeared in For more than seven years, Dr. Louis Off-Off-Broadway. Janeira had a driver transport him from his A Portugal native, Janeira moved Zionsville home to THEATER his private practice to New Jersey when he was 15. After graduating from medical school, medical group in Janeira moved to Indiana. He has Terre Haute. lived here for 27 years. Janeira said the drive provided Director Aaron Henze said the three to four hours of “me time.” plot centers on three strangers who “During this, I wrote and pubare locked in a room together and lished six books, mostly medical Janeira have to figure out what they have murder mysteries, and five plays,” in common to solve the mystery of how said Janeira, whose pen name is Dr. L. Jan they ended up there. Eira. ‘’Since this is the first production of ‘CritiOne of those plays, “Critical Recall,” a cal Recall,’ there is a sense of freedom but psychological thriller, will be presented by also a challenge to not having any previous the Indiana Theatre Company at The Cat versions of the show to turn to for ideas, Theatre, 254 Veterans Way, Carmel, June 15 inspiration or suggestions,” Henze said. to 24. “Fortunately, Louis Janeira has been very Janeira, a cardiologist and electrophysiaccessible to answer any questions that ologist, started working in January at Franmay come up as part of the research or reciscan Health Care System with offices in hearsal processes. I’m also lucky to be able Indianapolis and Crawfordsville. to collaborate with an incredibly talented “Now that I work much closer, I no longer creative team, who are very receptive to have a driver and have to find the time to any crazy ideas I might throw their way.” write, though it is much more difficult,” he For more, visit said.

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Area students to learn from IWS By Mark Ambrogi • Attending the Indiana Wind Symphony Side-by-Side Concert last year was instrumental for CONCERT Ella Haisley, who will be a Fishers High School sophomore in the fall. Haisley met principal horn player Larry Purdue at a side-by-side concert Haisley and began taking lessons from him. It earned Haisley a chance to play with the IWS at its May concert. “It was one of the best experiences I’ve had,” Haisley said. “Playing with the Doughty IWS has allowed me to gain the experience of what it is like to play with a professional group and be exposed to that environment. It has helped me improve my confidence greatly. I went to watch the Side-By-Side concert last year, and it’s cool to see that just a year later I’m now playing at it.” Twenty-seven high school students from

17 schools will play with the IWS at 7 p.m. June 15 in a free concert at the Carmel Gazebo. Carmel High School freshman Drew Perfetti and Noblesville High School sophomore Shea Doughty and Zionsville Community High School junior Cory Ellsworth are all participating in Side-bySide for the first time. “The Side-by-Side ConPerfetti cert provides me a great Summer 2018 opportunity to gain advice Summer 2018 from professional musiJourney to the peaceful, air-conditioned beauty of the Red Barn Summer Thecians and interact with atre, central Indiana’s only professional summer theater, for a hilarious Summer 2018 and fellow students who share entertaining performance of the Broadway show: Summer 2018 Purchase Gift Certificates Now! a love of music,” said PerPurchase Certificates GreatGift Holiday Gift Idea! Now! fetti, a percussionist. “No Sex Please, We’re British” , a farce by Allister Foot Doughty, who plays clarGreat Holiday Gift Gift Certificates Now! and Anthony Marriott -Purchase June 13 - 17Idea! and June 20 - 24 Ellsworth inet, said she is eager to Great Holiday Gift Idea! 765-659-1657 learn from professionals as she challengesPurchasePerformances Wednesday - Saturday begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday Gift Certificates Now! herself to play more difficult music. matinee performances (June 17 and 24) begin at 2 p.m. The Red Barn Great Holiday Gift Idea! 765-659-1657 “I’m looking forward to this opportuis located at 2101 E. County Road 150 S.765-659-1657 in Frankfort, Indiana. nity to play alongside other very talented Season Tickets areLike very $ for all three productions. us ataffordable. RedBarnSummerTheatreFrankfort musicians, and I think I’m going to learn a 765-659-1657 lot from playing with them,” said Ellsworth, Like us at RedBarnSummerTheatreFrankfort Like us at RedBarnSummerTheatreFrankfort a trumpet player.

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“Critical Recall,” Indiana Theatre Company, The Cat Theatre, 254 Veterans Way, Carmel

The plot of the psychological thriller centers on three strangers who are locked in a room together and have to figure out what they have in common to solve the mystery of how they ended up there.

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8 p.m., June 12, 14, 15, 1 p.m. June “Annie,” Beef & 13, 1:30 and 8 p.m. June 16 and Boards Dinner 1:30 and 7 p.m. June 17 Theatre, Indianapolis

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7:30 p.m. June “Million Dollar Quartet,” Actors Theatre 13, 14, 15, 16 and 2 of Indiana, the Studio Theater, the p.m. June 16, 17 Center for the Performing Arts


“Picnic,” Westfield Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. June 15, 16 and 1836 W. St. Rd. 32, Westfield 2:30 p.m. June 17. Main Street Productions presents William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of a love story. Cost: $12 to $14


7 p.m. June 15, 2 and 5 p.m. June 16, 10 a.m. June 18, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 19

Jr. Civic presents the children’s classic by Ronald Dahl about a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit.

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Actors Theatre of Indiana brings back this musical, which features an impromptu jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis in 1956.


“James and the Giant Peach,” Civic Theatre, The Tarkington, Carmel

The musical follows Little Orphan Annie in 1930s New York City. Famous songs include “Tomorrow,” “Hard Knock Life” and “Maybe.”

Cost: $20 to $45.

7:30 p.m. June 15, 16, 2:30 p.m. June 17. (Through June 24)


John Fogerty/ZZ Top, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville Kelly Keller, left, and Jaime Johnson appear in “Is He Dead?” (Submitted photo)

“Is He Dead?” Carmel Community Players, Studio 37, Ji-Eun Music Academy, Fishers

7:30 p.m. June 15, 16, 2:30 p.m. June 17 (continues through June 24)

CCP brings Mark Twain play to life. The play was buried in his manuscripts for 100 years. The comedy focuses on a starving artist who fakes his death so his paintings will rise in value. Cost: $14 to $16


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Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville

7 p.m. June 15

The Steve Miller Band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members, will be joined by Peter Frampton, who had several hit singles in the 1970s. Cost: $13 to $121.50


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Commentary by Mark Johnson Where to go: Houlihan’s Where it is: 14065 Town Center Blvd, Noblesville When it’s open: Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Mark’s take: So, what’s kept Houlihan’s around all these years? Maybe it’s the great, casual atmosphere that still exudes a touch of class. Perhaps it’s the menu filled with new twists on classic appetizers, soups, salads and entrees? The answer, of course, is all of the above and more. Houlihan’s remains a great place for date night, friend night or family night. And don’t forget the full bar and awesome outdoor seating. What to get: Three words: Shrimp Scampi Pasta. This is a zesty, generously portioned

Shrimp Scampi Pasta. (Submitted photo)

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Carmel resident finds her voice By Mark Johnson

“I went to college for music education, but I majored in music theater with a concentration in directing at Nazareth College of Rochester,” she said. “I’m a musical theBrynn Tyszka, a Carmel resident since ater performer, a singer, an actor, a dancer. 2016, is a new member of the Indianapolis I always loved watching the Dames Symphonic Choir. of Broadway, Gwen Verdon, Chita CHOIR The choir is finishing Rivera.” up its 2017-18 season Although it was her husband’s and recently performed at the Kenjob that brought her to Carmel, nedy Center in Washington, D.C., Tyszka is pleased with the opportumarking its first performance there nities that the city affords. in almost 40 years. “Step one is to get a reputation “I’ve been a singer all my life,” Tyszka here in the area,” she said. “I recentTyszka said. “I love choral singing, ly had a baby, so I would like to get back in but I’m really a musical theater person. I the swing of performing, directing, choreogrew up watching ‘Grease.’ It was somegraphing. There’s a lot more opportunity to thing I could relate to. I had the vinyl record make a living doing that here. My favorite and an old record player, so I would sing space to perform is in the intimate setting. I along. I knew all the words.” would love to perform at the Studio Theater A native of Rochester, N.Y., Tyszka comes at the Center for the Performing Arts.” from a musical family. When asked what role she would like “My grandmother sang with the USO for to play there, Tyszka was quick with the years,” she said. “Growing up, I would sing response. three-part harmonies with my aunts, who “I love anything Stephen Sondheim,” she were professional singers. I was 18 when I said. “My favorite is ‘Into the Woods’ bewent on my first national tour.” cause it’s super meaningful to life in generDespite her impressive background, al. It really speaks to the human condition.” Tyszka said she still wanted a broader set of performance skills.







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Solutioneering: What does that mean?

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Engineering creative solutions for outdoor living spaces is our provocative definition of solutioneerOUTDOOR LIVING ing. Certainly, it carries forward to bathroom and kitchen remodels. But the dramatic results are predominantly patio/ deck-driven. EXAMPLES 1. A few weeks ago, a lovely Carmel couple wondered how they could make their dull screen porch not so dull. Their presumption was that the walls needed removed, windows added or the entire structure imploded to begin again. Nope. A few gentle nudges got the benign concrete floor, coated with a glossy cocoa stain topped with a brilliantly colored oversized rug and coordinating bright pillows on the patio chairs, added a sparkling touch. 2. The featured project photo moved the fire feature to the edge of the patio instead of the center and saved 120 square feet of patio and a few thousand dollars. That freed up dollars to build a grill counter. Clients accomplish the same strategy gigabyte times a year with aging decks, bland concrete patios and other tired features. Often, they just need a little love and solutioneering! Often, value-engineered ideas are coupled

with a larger vision and project in mind. The primary drivers for these crazy “makeovers� is to elevate spaces and thrill the homeowner so celebrations and family healings can happen. If it happens to free up a few dollars for the fire feature/ stone patio/ lanai, wonderful! Solutioneering: #makingadifference one design at a time for 25 years. Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks+, a Carmel homeimprovement firm. He may be reached at 317-679-2565, or

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Give yourself a gift Commentary by Lorene Burkhart Are you feeling a little down today? Indiana weather can contribute to feeling less than sunny. But there is a KINDNESS low-cost fix that will give you an upper. It’s called kindness. Try it. Make a plan — not just your usual gestures, but surprise actions. Maybe make a reminder note to yourself on your phone or computer or put a post-it note in a location where you’ll be reminded to keep up the kindness. A recent “Brain Bulletin” quoted a University of California study that assigned people to do five random acts of kindness per day for six weeks. It showed an increase in their happiness levels of 41.66 percent (next time they should measure the recipients of their kindness!). In a Wall Street Journal article about a speech that the Chief Justice of the United States gave to his son’s ninth-grade graduation, John Roberts suggested that writing a handwritten note to someone once a week expressing appreciation will make both of you feel special. So, purchase some notecards and stamps and get busy. I loved it when my late husband wrote

poems to me. There would be an envelope at my breakfast setting on my birthday. Sometimes his “odes” were funny and other times they were filled with love and appreciation. I have kept every one of them with my most treasured possessions. The most special one is framed so I can be reminded of his thoughtfulness every day. Whether you choose to make your kindness random or intentional (how about a combo package?), you will feel better. Guaranteed! It even benefits our physical health. Studies show that it releases endorphins, which are your body’s natural painkiller, and it elevates levels of dopamine. In addition, it produces oxytocin, which protects your heart. Who would have thought that we could actually do all that without a prescription? So, here are some tips to get started: Smile more, compliment others and most of all, be kind to yourself. It all starts with you.

Lorene Burkhart resides at The Stratford in West Clay. She is the author of seven books.

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Kom Ombo’s unique dual temple

What’s the difference?

Commentary by Don Knebel

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A temple 31 miles north of Aswan, Egypt has a unique configuration and provides unusual images of ancient surgical instruments. TRAVEL In about 1400 B.C., Pharaoh Thutmose III erected a temple overlooking the Nile River for worshipping the god Sobek, usually shown with a crocodile head. Thutmose hoped that honoring Sobek would placate the area’s vicious crocodiles. By the second century B.C., the temple, near Kom Ombo, had fallen into ruins. Pharaoh Ptolemy VI Philometor, whose reign began in 180 B.C., believed Sobek deserved a new temple. Not wanting to offend Sobek’s rival, the falcon-headed Horus, Ptolemy built a limestone temple featuring two identical, side-by-side sections, one devoted to Sobek and the other to Horus. Succeeding pharaohs expanded the dual temple, adding a secret chamber between the sanctuaries where a priest, pretending to be an oracle, could answer questions about the gods’ desires. A circular well with steps to the bottom functioned as a nilometer, allowing priests to determine the level of the Nile during its annual flooding. Rome annexed Egypt as a province in 30 B.C., and Caesar Augustus added a forecourt and reliefs to the Kom Ombo temple. After Christianity became legal in the Roman Empire in the fourth century A.D., Christians used the temple

When it comes to the finer things in life, some people have distinctly refined tastes. They can tell the difference between a St. Francis and a Sterling Cabernet GRAMMAR GUY Sauvignon. And, yes, I did just ask Google about fancy, expensive red wines in order to make that comparison. Others couldn’t tell one of Napa Valley’s best bottles of wine from a box of Franzia. In their opinion, both wines “get the job done,” so to speak. Today, we’re looking at one of grammar’s narrow distinctions: When to use “different than” and when to use “different from.” If you think there’s not much difference, just consult with my reader inbox — I often get electronically scolded for using the wrong one by Grammar Guy’s most refined readers. In general, “different from” is the preferred phrase among grammar aficionados. It’s an adjective phrase that is used to compare two things. Here are a few examples: Marty set himself apart from the rest of the field with his stunning flute solo. Although the new “Space Wars” movies had special effects different from the originals, I think they’re all pretty much the same movie. Although “different than” shouldn’t be employed as often, it does have its merits. Like “different from,” “different than” is an adjective phrase used to compare two things. What makes it unique is that the phrase often gets divided. For example: Brian picked a different balloon animal than the one Noah picked. I understood Barry’s new neck tattoo to represent something much different than your interpretation. Mike took a different route than I did to get to the monster truck rally. “Different from” is seen as the gold standard among editors, linguists and grammarians, although some people can’t really notice a difference. In general, use “different from.” An easy way to remember this is that “from” starts with “f,” just like “formal” does. So, in any formal writing, make sure you use “different from.”

Temple Remains near Kom Ombo, Egypt. (Photo by Don Knebel)

as a church. As worshippers did in other temple/churches, they defaced images they considered pagan. Flooding, earthquakes and scavengers eventually destroyed much of the Kom Ombo temple. In the 19th century, during restoration of the remainder, workers found 300 crocodile mummies, a few of them now displayed in a room in the temple. Workers also found reliefs along the temple’s rear wall depicting about 40 Roman-era medical instruments. Carved representations of scalpels, forceps, scissors, catheters, bone saws, medicine bottles, specula, suction cups and dental tools are assembled between a basin and goddesses on birthing stools.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CARMEL BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Docket No. 1805-00-15V Notice is hereby given that the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on the 25th day of June, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Caucus Rooms, 1 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032 will hold a Public Hearing upon a Development Standards Variance application to: Permit construction of a subdivision identification sign in the Right of way Varying UDO Subsection 7.11(F)(2). property being known as (address): Rohrer Road and Eglin Drive The application is identified as Docket No. 1805-00-15V The real estate affected by said application is described as follows: All interested persons desiring to present their views on the above application, either in writing or verbally, will be given an opportunity to be heard at the above-mentioned time and place. E. Davis Coots PETITIONERS

Notice of Public Hearing Charles and Jade Wallace are seeking approval of variance from the development standards for erection of a 6’ wood privacy fence within the “front yard right-of-way” per UDO Section 5.09.B: Maximum 42” fence with at least 25% visibility required in the front yard. The site is located at 4114 Armon Court, Carmel, IN 46033 in Woodland Green, Section 2, Lot 99. Zoned R2/Residence. Public Hearing will be on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 5:15 PM in the Carmel City Hall Caucus Rooms, 1 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Docket No. VA-14194 & VA-12748 The Fall Creek Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on the 28th day of June, 2018 at the Fishers City Hall, One Municipal Drive, at 6:00 p.m. The Application submitted by Christina Bruno, counsel for Melinda “Mindy” Preston is requesting a Land Use Variance from section(s) 2.07 -R2 District Intent and Permitted Uses of the City of Fishers Unified Development Ordinance to allow for an equestrian training and riding facility and a Development Standards Variance from section(s) 5.114 to allow for a maximum of 31 horses housed at any one time on a property being 5.41 acres in size. The subject property has a common address of 10773 Saddle Horse Lane and is generally located on the south side of Connecticut Avenue, west of Southeastern Parkway. A full legal description is on file with the Planning and Zoning Development. Interested persons may file written comments or objections of the request with the City of Fishers Planning and Zoning Department, Fishers City Hall, One Municipal Drive, Fishers, Indiana, 46038-1574 ( Interested persons will also be given an opportunity to be heard by the City of Fishers Board of Zoning at the above-specified public hearing. Christina Bruno on behalf of Melinda “Mindy” Preston Bose McKinney and Evans, LLP 111 Monument Circle, Suite 2700 Indianapolis, IN, 46204 317-684-5192

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CARMEL BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Docket No. 18050007V Notice is hereby given that the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing Officer meeting on the 25th day of June, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Caucus Rooms, 1 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032 will hold a Public Hearing upon a Development Standards Variance application to: Increase permitted signs The Variance of Development Standards are related to a proposed Starbucks sign to be installed on the front of the Kroger store with the sign facing south towards 106th Street. Property being known as (address): 10679 N Michigan Road, Zionsville IN 46077. The application is identified as Docket No. 18050007V. The real estate affected by said application is described as follows: 1713060012002000 All interested persons desiring to present their views on the above application, either in writing or verbally, will be given an opportunity to be heard at the above-mentioned time and place. PETITIONERS: Kroger Limited Party SignDoc Identity Sandy Gayde 3150 Rand Rd Indianapolis, IN 46241 (317) 247-9670

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Indiana University Health North Cancer Center project Indiana University Health is investing more than $55 million dollars to create a leading-edge, comprehensive cancer center on the IU Health North Hospital campus. We expect to build an 88,000 square foot, two-story, patient experience-focused facility on the south side of the campus. The center will bring together under one roof cancer services including radiation oncology, hematology-oncology, pharmacy, lab and patient navigation to surround patients with the care they need when they need it, with seamless flow and comfort. Connected to the main hospital building, the design will unite the cancer center’s comprehensive outpatient services and physician offices with our world-class inpatient care environment. Work is expected to begin in late 2018 and be complete by late 2019. Feedback meetings open to the public will be held on: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm IU Health North Hospital IU Health North Hospital 11700 N. Meridian Street, 11700 N. Meridian Street, Carmel, IN Carmel IN These meetings will provide an opportunity for the IU Health project team to share information about the project and for the public to ask questions.

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taffy 43. Indiana National Guard address 45. IND sight 46. Without a clue 48. Small boat at Geist 49. IU Health IV amounts 50. “Yabba ___ doo!” 51. First name in WTHR talk 52. UFO pilot 53. Chicago airport 56. Fall bloomers 57. Fishers HS exam for jrs. 59. Put on the wall 60. Adidas rival 61. UIndy freshman, usually 63. Sgt., e.g. 65. Pacers foe, for short Answers on Page 43

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Village of West Clay Carmel (Towne and Main St) Saturday, JUNE 16th 8 am - 2 pm Something for everyone! RAIN or SHINE

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE June 15-16, 8 am to 3 pm both days 13890 Brevard Dr. Fishers, IN 46038 (Harrison Lakes, near 141st & Allisonville Rd.) A sampling of what’s for sale: - Furniture – Electronics - Lighting - Books - Office Supplies -Games - Quilting & Craft Supplies - Housewares - Glassware - Clothing - and much, much more!


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Position: Youth Advocate Location: Noblesville, IN Type: Full Time Organization: Prevail, Inc. Description: Prevail, Inc. provides crisis intervention and restorative support services for adult, adolescent and child survivors of crime and abuse to residents of Hamilton and surrounding counties. Prevail is seeking a full-time Youth Advocate responsible for crisis response, prevention and intervention services for youth victims of crime, family violence and sexual assault. Services include individual and group facilitation for child survivors (ages13-18) of family violence and sexual assault. The weekly schedule for this position is as follows: Monday 1-8pm, Tuesday 1-9pm, Wednesday 9-6pm, Thursday 11-7pm, and Friday 9-5pm Duties: Provide intervention and restorative support services to clients including: intake assessment, individual appointments, group facilitation, Child Advocacy Center interviews, community referrals and resources, court advocacy, assistance in filing protective orders, completing safety and action plans, and inter/intra-agency networking and advocacy on behalf of the victim, and 24-hour on-call crisis line response. Facilitate at least two support groups for teens (ages 13-18), which may include primary and secondary victims of family violence and/or sexual assault. Provide individual appointments on an as needed basis. Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field; or a combination of experience, education and/or training. Competitive compensation package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, and professional development. Salary commensurate with education and experience (starting salary - $16.49/ hour). In-person first interviews: June 19 – June 26, 2018, 9:00am – 5:00pm In-person final interviews: June 26, 2018, 9:00am - 1:00pm Start date: July 16, 2018 Click APPLY NOW to submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Michelle Moen –

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Temp, full-time 6/1/18-12/15/18. 27 jobs w/ Sundown Gardens Inc., Westfield, IN & job sites in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Shelby & Tipton cntys. Use hand/ power tools/equip. Lay sod/mow/trim/plant/ water/fertilize/dig/rake; install mortarless masonry wall units. Entry lvl; req’s suprvsn. No exp req’d/will train. Lift/carry 50 lbs, when nec. Random, post-accident & upon suspicion drug test req’d. Background check req’d. 36.25 hr/wk 7:30 AM-3:30 PM M-F. Sat work req’d, when nec. Wage is no less than $12.58/hr (OT varies @ $18.87/hr). Raise/ bonus at emplr discretion.Transport (incl. meals &, as nec, lodging) to place of employ provided or paid to wkrs residing outside normal commute distance by completion of 50% of job period. Return transport provided or paid to same wkrs if wkr completes job period or is dismissed early. Wkrs are guaranteed offer of 3/4 of work hrs each 12-wk period. Tools, supplies, equip provided at no cost. Potential deduct for add’l uniform pieces and/or vol. health insurance may apply. Emplr provides incidental transport btw job sites. Interview req’d. Fax resume to (317) 846-4950 or apply at: WorkOne - East Indianapolis, 2525 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46219, (317) 358-4500. JO# 8945308.



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With over 30 years of experience in the special event industry, Ritz Charles specializes in innovative, upscale and superior event services. Ritz Charles has a strong presence in the event market. Our multiple culinary teams, service staff and event planners host a variety of on and off premise events year- round. Our company has the resources to manage large events yet the personal touch of a small caterer. With our fast paced energetic work environment, we have a need for motivated individuals who can give excellent customer service. If you are looking to join a company with a dedication to excellent customer service and a friendly atmosphere, Ritz Charles has bartending, banquet server, doorman and set-up positions available. If you are interested in learning more about our company, please contact Kate McGowan at

Outside Advertising Sales Representative Full-time or part-time Fast growing territory available with the Current. Highly motivated and goal oriented a must. Previous media experience preferred but not required. Salary plus commission. Send resume to



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Part time Veterinary Assistant position open at a caring, friendly, locally owned multi-doctor practice in Westfield.   The ideal candidate will possess the ability to multi task, maintain written records and have computer skills.  This is a physically active position that requires lifting and animal handling.  Position includes a 3 month paid training period. Please fax resume to Administrator at 317-867-2374, or email to or fill out application in person at: Westfield Veterinary Care 17735 Sun Park Drive Westfield To learn more about us, visit our website at

We are seeking excellent candidates of the following positions: boarding/hotel attendant and pet stylist with back ground training or certification. Our staff works as a team and we require a team minded spirit, client satisfaction driven, detail orientend,professional, and dog loving candidates. Full time and part time positions available .If you meet and exceed this criteria, we want to hear from you. E-mail your resume or contact and employment history information to:


Insurance / Financial Advisory Firm in Carmel is seeking an Office Administrator to work Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 – 5:00, with occasional flexibility to trade days for family and vacation situations. Primary responsibilities are providing administrative support to 7 reps. This includes submitting paperwork for processing and follow-up as needed. The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office, have strong organization skills, attention to detail, and be able to multitask. The office administrator is expected to be personable, resourceful, exercise good judgment and be able to work independently. Experience in insurance or investments is not required for the right candidate but would be helpful. Competitive pay and positive working environment. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by June 22 to:





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