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illustrator Jennifer Zivoin, stained glass artist he first Carmel Rock the Rebecca Chike and painter Susan Mauck. District celebration kicks off Arts & Design District member stores not on Friday and Saturday with located on Main Street will have tables on the shopping, music and activities street on Saturday for people to shop their for the whole family. merchandise or learn about their services, Rock the District is planned as a fun event Pirowski said. With the street closed all day highlighting stores and services in the Carmel Saturday, a festive atmosphere will prevail. Arts & Design District, including businesses Street vendors will sell snack foods and that have relocated from other towns in drinks, while area restaurants will be offering central Indiana and new ventures starting in food specials on the street or serving from Carmel. The festival is sponsored by the Old their regular menu for lunch and dinner. Town Arts & Design Merchants Association in Entertainment lineup partnership with the City of Carmel and CurSaturday’s festivities will be accompanied rent in Carmel. by music from 11:30 a.m. until dusk in the Na“Our hope is for people to discover — or tional City Bank parking lot on the northeast rediscover — the area, which has something corner of Main Street and Range Line Road. for everyone,” said Heather Pirowski, owner “Due to an overwhelming response of of Lucky Lou and member of OTADMA. “While musical groups interested in performing, we the main focus of the weekend is the sidewalk added a second stage to the music lineup just sale on Friday evening and all day Saturday, two weeks ago,” Stumpf said. “The second there will be events in participating stores and stage will be located off Main Street near the on the street for people of all ages.” intersection of Main and First Avenue N.W.” The party will go on rain or shine, acCarmel resident Jon McLaughlin, who cording to Andrea Stumpf, communications has been on the road promoting his newly manager for the Carmel Redevelopment Com- released Island Records CD, “Indiana,” will mission and one of the planning committee headline Saturday with a 7 p.m. concert on the members. Main Stage. Friday night preview “This past year has Get a sneak peek taken me further than of the festivities from I’ve ever dreamed,” 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, said McLaughlin, who When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to with restaurants grew up in Anderson open for dinner 8 p.m. Saturday and recently moved and participating to the District with Where: Main Street and Range Line merchants hosting his wife, Amy. “I’ve Road, Carmel “open houses” with traveled all over the Details: For a list of musical and gift drawings and free country, seen my performing groups, Backstage refreshments. The Insongs in feature films Pass activities and participating diana Wind Symphony (such as “Georgia merchants, please visit www. will play from 6:15 to Rule,” “Bridge to CarmelArtsAndDesign.com. 8 p.m., and local band Terabithia” and this For more information: Call the Arts Barometer Soup and summer’s Disney others will play along & Design District Office at 571.ARTS animated feature “EnMain Street. chanted”), my album (2787). “This is a ‘come in stores -- and I can’t out and enjoy the tell you how good it summer evening while browsing the District’ feels to come home to Indiana and be the first event,” Stumpf said. headliner at the Rock the District festival.” Saturday’s activities will focus on Main Additional musicians and entertainers Street near the intersection with Range Line include the Arch Tops, Shaded Sounds, Red Road, portions of which will be closed from 6 Light Exchange, 3 Miles High, Something a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. There’s plenty of Rather Naughty, Steve Newby, Sarah Scharparking at the Carmel High School, the Lions brough, Austin Bridge, Mike Redmond and Club and in area lots behind stores. Barometer Soup. When you arrive, grab a free Backstage “Barometer Soup is thrilled to be part Pass flier filled with all the festival’s details of Rock the District,” said Steve Greenberg, and schedules from one of the volunteers guitarist and vocalist for the Jimmy Buffettdistributing them along the street, at retailers’ style band. “But we’re probably more excited tables and in stores. to listen to Jon McLaughlin – and that’s saying Merchants are offering giveaways, free something because we love to play.” refreshments and discounts in stores, which So collect the kids and the main squeeze, constitute the festival’s “backstage,” while toss some sunscreen and umbrellas into the the “stage” on Main Street will host a variety car and head to the District. Then grab a Backof performances and activities. Adding to stage Pass and plan to Rock the District this the sparkling ambiance, store windows will weekend, come rain or come sunshine. feature work by local artists such as book By Barbara E. Cohen

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Rock the District

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Two Stages of Music The Rock the District entertainment line-up for Saturday:

Main Stage (In the National City Bank parking lot on the northeast corner of Range Line Road and Main Street) 12:30 p.m. — Something Rather Naughty 1:45 p.m. — Steve Newby 3 p.m. — Sarah Scharbrough 4:15 p.m. — Austin Bridges 5:30 p.m. — Mike Redmond, Comedian 5:50 p.m. — Barometer Soup 7 p.m. — Jon McLaughlin

Second Stage (Off Main Street near the intersection of Main and First Avenue NW) 11:30 a.m. — Arch Tops 1:30 p.m. — Shaded Sound 3:30 p.m. — Red Light Exchange 5 p.m. — Three Miles High In addition to musical entertainment at the two stages, other local musicians and musical groups will be performing in individual merchants’ stores or along Main Street and throughout the Arts & Design District. Please visit the Carmel Arts & Design District Web site for a complete list of special activities taking place in participating merchants’ stores: carmelartsanddesign.com.


OUR TAKES Is our position that the Indiana Supreme Court acted wisely, consistently with Indiana law, and in the best public interest in overturning the decision of Judge William Hughes in the annexation case between the City of Carmel and residents of West Clay Township. Since time immemorial, fiefdoms have attempted to remain independent from the larger political structure. Eventually families become tribes. Tribes become villages and so on. In the 1870s, a visionary created a community known as Central Indiana’s first suburb — Woodruff Place. For decades, that tiny community of wealthy and powerful families resisted annexation by the City of Indianapolis.

As political, social and economic changes affected our region, many of the spectacular homes had become blighted. Many residents were eager for annexation. Did these residents fight annexation because of taxation, civic pride or just plain obstinance? It is virtually impossible for newly urbanizing areas to operate successfully over the long-term without the sustaining force of a local municipal authority. While we’re empathetic with the desire to be self-determining, we are pragmatic in our assessment that such a desire for independence is not realistic and probably never has been.

Carmel Redevelopment Commission. It is our position that this community is well served by the Carmel Redevelopment Commission (CRC). At our border, Indianapolis has been supported by the Capital Improvement Board (CIB). That board was responsible for much of the rejuvenation that has occurred over the last 35 years. Through the tireless efforts of countless community and government leaders, the CIB has been involved in most major redevelopment projects — of late, noted projects have included partnerships with Simon to build Circle Centre mall and with state government to build Lucas Oil stadium. Absent this quasi-governmental group, many

of the projects that citizens of Central Indiana now take for granted would not have occurred. In our fine town, the CRC is redeveloping Old Town with its sights set on keeping Carmel strong for the next 100 years. We all have responsibility to ensure that these groups act as good stewards of taxpayer’s money, but also to support initiatives to improve and build our community. Redevelopment commissions often fill the gap between desired redevelopment projects and conservative private investment. While it is perhaps unfortunate that there is a gap, we are pleased that our community is served by an organization so adept at accomplishing this mission.

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SORE LOSERS NEED TO LEARN HOW TO GET OVER IT

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ver these many months of communicating through this column with our fine city, the response from our friends and neighbors has been most interesting. Someone once mentioned in an e-mail that they were reconsidering their loathing of cellular phone use in automobiles when I talked about dispensing with return business calls so that I could hit the basketball court with my young sons as soon as I got home. Others have commented about their personal joys and tribulations with neighborhood associations. My favorites were the ones that found commonality in the things printed here about family and children and life. Terry But recently, I was contacted by a reader who was applauding my desire to reiterate the value of being a gracious winner; but they emphasized that sometimes the “lack of class” award goes to the loser. And, I think she was right. While I have a tendency to give the loser a break, it seems in today’s world of limitless court appeals, and angry divorce settlements that some people are just plain sore losers. In my estimation, they fall into a few clear types. There is a sore loser that operates under the mantra that if “if I’m losing you must be cheating.” The Paranoid operates under the delusion that their failures are best attributed to some nefarious action on the part of the winning team. They rant about grand conspiracies and secret societies. They value themselves so highly as to believe that the world regularly meets to intercede against them. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the time. The Victim is second on my list. The Victims often lose before they start. They believe that they were preordained by God — or by

circumstance — or by nationality — or by poverty — or by any other number of things — to fail. They convince themselves not to enter the race because “there is no chance that they can be successful.” The playing field is not level. It’s tragic really, because many of these types of sore losers engender that same mindset in their progeny and create a belief that if “I am not advantaged by the system, I am disadvantaged.” Third and finally is the Angryman sore loser. This guy is at the sixth-grade softball game yelling and screaming at other parents, at coaches and, most embarrassingly, at his own deeply embarrassed and probably traumatized child. Angry-man is frustrated by his own failures. Perhaps that job in Anker middle management has broken his spirit. Perhaps he is living with his own personal letdowns — a bad decision — an unfortunate circumstance — a long-passed slight on Christmas in 1963. For whatever reason, Angry-man couldn’t (or wouldn’t) move on. And he carries this baggage with him to everyone whom he touches. Wouldn’t it be interesting if we carried our emotional baggage in a more tangible way? I wonder if we wouldn’t better learn how to drop our longtime feud with that irritating sibling to whom everything just seemed to come easy if we had to carry a brick-filled knapsack instead of a grudge. What if our blame for our spouse’s final job-demanded move that separated us from our best friends and family was instead a 40-pound iron weight? I’d bet that Paranoid, Victim and Angry-man would all find a way to get over it. Or at least, they’d lose a little weight. Terry Anker is a Carmel resident and business man. He is a member of Current In Carmel’s Editorial Advisory Board. E-mail him at Terry@CurrentinCarmel.com

It was a mighty ascent, one fueled by equal parts passion, stupidity, fear and drive. We once viewed the summit as something unattainable. But we summoned the inner fire and made a commitment that we would never — NEVER — back down. When we reached the apex, we planted our little flag, did our little celebration dance, and then we got back to work. We had conquered our Everest. What we’re talking about, of course, is being dragged into the 21st century. That means we have a new Web site, one which we’re tremendously proud to share with the community and also one for which we took our combined knowledge of such tools and the technology attendant to them and did the only logical thing. We screamed, “Hellllllllllp!” Out of the darkness ventured David Cain and his fine crew at Media Sauce up at Guilford and Main. “Relax,” they told us. “We do this for a living.” Do they ever! The site — currentincarmel.com, in case you couldn’t guess — is far more interactive than our previous, stand-in site. It gives you a better gateway to us on many fronts. And you know what? The best thing about it that the Media Sauce folks followed our lone worthwhile suggestion: Don’t make this look like a newspaper Web site. So, they didn’t. They also (cough) politely excused us from project direction on this one, understanding that we had more important — VERY important — and worldly pursuits on the platter, such as trouble-shooting why Brian’s printer wasn’t working (we added paper, so it’s just fine now, thank you). Seriously, take a cruise around it and see

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Steve Greenberg & Brian Kelly if you believe as we do – that we now have a REAL Web site, and welcome us to the 21st century ... at least in terms of technology. Currentincarmel.com: Use it; it’s good for you. For Mike Renner, Katie Terrell and the rest of Cain’s crew, one last question: Who winds the clock? Damn, that’s just too cool! *** As long as we’re at it with technology, we’re also in the process of upgrading our telephone system. There may be occasions in the coming days when service is interrupted. If you cannot reach one of us at 489.4444, please e-mail us directly at info@currentincarmel. com. Thanks for your patience! *** Parting shot: Glad to learn that members of the U.S. House of Representatives got their $4,400 pay increase. We understand it can be hellishly difficult to scrape by on $170,000 a year, but we’re glad to see them trying so hard. We’re sure they can make the best of the situation. Is Capitol Hill the land of opportunity, or are we just spineless suckers? (Don’t answer that question!)

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Editor: I couldn’t agree more with Michelle Stone on the subject of Danielle Wilson’s “frou-frou” chatter. What we don’t need is validation of the image of Carmel women as pampered princesses, flitting around in their Escalades from soccer game to tanning salon. However, the column does fit into the format of Current in Carmel. I’m also on the verge of tossing it (into the recycle box, of course).

Editor: I am a mom of four young children, and it’s very rare that I get to enjoy a good read. So imagine my disappointment when I received this week’s edition – and my very favorite read was absent – boo hiss! It always makes my Tuesday when I get to have a good laugh – so please, do me a huge favor – and keep Danielle Wilson’s articles coming!

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DISPATCHES CAMEL CHAMBER LUNCHEON: It will be noon to 1:30 p.m. July 11 at Bridgewater Club, 161st Street and Carey Road. $15 for members, $20 for guests. Reservations are required. To reserve your spot, e-mail the chamber at ln@ carmelchamber.org or call 846.1049. TURRIN MAKES DEAN’S LIST: Jessica C. Turrin of Carmel was named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2007 semester at Virginia Tech University. Turrin is a senior majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. She is the daughter of Alba and Cesare Turrin of Carmel.

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PRESCHOOL RECOGNIZES RETIRING TEACHER: King of Glory Preschool recently honored Nancy Burke upon her retirement after 20 years of teaching. “Alums” (and parents of “alums”) of Mrs. Burke’s classes are urged to share memories and send greetings to her in care of King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2201 E. 106th St., Carmel, IN 46032. DISTRICT GOALS OUTLINED: At their June 11 meeting, Carmel Clay School Board members discussed nine tentative goals for members’ consideration and are asking faculty, staff, parents, students and community members for feedback as they continue the process of implementing the goals. To view the proposed goals, go to www1. ccs.k12.in.us and click on Hot Topics. EXERCISE AT CREEKSIDE: Students who are enrolled at Creekside Middle School for next year are invited to attend any or all of several free conditioning sessions in the school’s fitness center under the supervision of Creekside teacher and coach Chad Carr. The center will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on July 3, 5, 10, 12, 24, 26 and 31; and Aug. 2, 7 and 9. For more information, contact Carr at 733.6420 (ext. 6068) or ccarr1@ ccs.k12.in.us.

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ne of my sisters cried. I think they are all adopting. got new boobs And no, “it” hasn’t gone away, a couple of despite my dedication to a healthy months ago and lifestyle. If I ever want to wear I’ve been walshirts that don’t go to my knees, lowing in jealousy ever since. She a tummy tuck is the only option. went from a barely “A” to a full “C” And so long as I’m risking life and and looks spectacular. I’m already limb for abdominoplasty, why not dreaming about the day when I get the boobs as well? too can fill out a real, grown-up, My twin sister (yes, I have a woman’s bra. Wouldn’t that be twin also and yes, “twins” are wonderful? To actually have to supposed to skip a generation; I wear a bra? totally got hosed on that one), also Danielle I’ve had a taste of what life’s flat-chested but no children yet, Wilson like with cleavage — after each supports my plastic surgery deciof my pregnancies I was nothsion whole-heartedly, although ing short of va-va-va-voom. Of course, I was she did not agree with another one of our also essentially a dairy cow, but what’s a little sisters who underwent breast augmentation errant milk and a lot of soreness in the name about three years ago (I have four sisters of a spectacular chest? Apparently too much, in case you’re counting). “Why can’t she be ’cause as soon as I switched my babies to happy with who she is? Why is her self-esteem formula, I deflated to a size even less than beso low? Why is she risking her life for a great fore I’d started. And that, my friends, is saying rack? She’s just crazy!” something since most of my pre-children life This is the reaction I usually get when I tell was spent as an “A” with gel inserts. people I am considering plastic surgery, and The other physical after-effects of pregnangranted, I do think they have valid concerns. A cy for me were stretch marks and flabby skin boob job may boost your self-confidence, but all over my lower abdominal area. Imagine it won’t fix a broken marriage. In other words, gaining 45 pounds localized in your tummy it’s important to understand what you’re trysection and then losing most of that weight in ing to accomplish with surgery and be realistic three minutes flat. The twins had stretched out about the outcome before going under the my skin so much that, once they were gone, knife. there was no elasticity left. You may think I’m For me, plastic surgery is all about vanity. exaggerating here for the sake of a good story, I want people to see me in a bikini and not but honest to God, when I raised my shirt at believe I have four children. I want to wear a my youngest sister’s college graduation party, plunging v-neck without four pounds of padseveral of her friends actually gasped in hording and two yards of duct tape. I’m tired of ror. “B-b-ut, but, that’ll go away right?” one girl having the body of a 12-year-old boy back from

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fat camp and ready to look like the smokin’ hot soccer mom that I know I am. I’m not happy with the body God gave me, darn it, and I don’t see anything wrong with utilizing the techniques and talents that God gave plastic surgeons. So I consulted two separate local physicians and, in addition to being mortally embarrassed during the “photograph your deformities” sessions, found out all there is to know about breast augmentation and abdominoplasty. Both docs were confident that they could remove all of the extra skin and most of the stretch marks, and tighten my abdominal wall enough so that I could wear a bikini. They also both agreed that my body type and proportions would look good with full-B to small-C size breasts. For the tummy tuck, both emphasized the importance of allowing four to six weeks recovery time with no heavy lifting or vigorous exercise. Sounds like fun, huh? So much, in fact, that I have yet to take the plunge, partly because I don’t have an extra 10 grand lying around and partly because I can’t find the time to take off from being a mom of small children. I’m also afraid I might die on the table, and how stupid would I feel if I kicked it because of a surgery I didn’t need? But after having seen my sister’s lovely new breasts again this past weekend, I can say with the utmost certainty that I will be buying that skimpy bikini some day very soon. You know I’ll keep you posted! Peace out. Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at Danielle@ currentincarmel.com.

VOLUNTEERS KEEP OLD GLORY WAVING

ld Glory ... The Stars and Stripes. A sacred emblem of our nation. Throughout history, men and women have sacrificed blood and sorrow for this simple piece of cloth. But of course we all know it’s not just a simple piece of cloth; it’s a symbol, an enduring sign of our great nation and all that we stand for. To me, it represents the spirit I so often write about in this column. Many civic-minded clubs and organizations in Carmel start every meeting by saying the Pledge of Allegiance. It is not necessary to provide Jeff Worrell cards printed with CarmelCan! the words, or to post them at the front of the room for all to follow along. For the pledge is known by heart. Although we may not think about every word each time we

recite the pledge, it is embedded in our memory and if we really think about it, it is actually quite dear to us. It has long been a tradition in our country that boys and girls across our land join each morning at school and recite a pledge that promises loyalty to the United States. Maybe some of you have such memories of standing by your desk, facing the blackboard with the alphabet neatly arranged above, stretching from one end of the board to the other. In the corner of the room, up high, the American flag hangs majestically as if waiting for the next salute. My hope for the generation of children who dutifully pledge allegiance to our country is that they will grow to appreciate its deeper meaning and live it. That they will see the “can do” spirit of the generations that have come before them, and yearn to imitate it. That the children of our community will instinctively believe it is important to do for your country, rather than ask your country to do for you.

Our children do not have to look to far off places for examples of the “can do” American spirit. The college students who paint and landscape, and the business that donates the supplies for the home of a family stricken with cancer set an example that is clear to follow. The individuals that decide to start a free medical clinic, a food pantry, a shelter for the abused, or a home for unwed mothers shout “can do” by their actions. The hundreds of volunteers that walk or run or dance or read, to cure a disease point the way to a better society. Or the young men and women from our community protecting us overseas in our armed forces. Much has been endured by many over the years to keep the flag waving. Don’t block the breeze. Jeff Worrell is a local business owner. He recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel” on Cable Channel 16. Contact him at jworrell@ advantagemedical.com.


CARMELFEST SPARK BUTTON PRIZE WINNERS FROM JUNE 18 - 27

#2444, Wyant Photography, $100 gift card #3421, Irwin Union Bank, $50 savings bond #2524, Puccini’s, $25 gift certificate #2557, Shane Photography, portrait session and complimentary 11-by-14-inch print ($250 value) #3494, Nationarl Bank of Indianapolis, gym bag, and $10 gift certificate from Old Town Tavern #2406, Wyant Photography, $100 gift card #3459, Wolff Benedict Marketing, 9-inch Waterford bowl #2733, Kipp Brothers, $25 gift certificate #2898, Bluegreen Resorts, 2 tickets to Sept. 6 Colts vs. Saints game #2464, Wyant Photography, $100 gift card #2590, Liberty Mutual, radio cooler (other prizes inside) with IPOD hook-up, pick up at Liberty Mutual, 11611 N. Meridian St., Suite 105 (contact Aaron Hill at 587.1481 ext. 209 for pick-up instructions) #2880, Red Star Tavern, $25 gift certificate #2958, State Farm, golf package #2779, Legacy Photography & Design, one family portrait session #2802, Wyant Photography, $100 gift card #2754, Integrity Automotive, free oil change #2286, National City Bank, $50 EE savings bond

#2701, Artisan Masterpiece, H & K Steel Stompers collection (one item) #2775, Old Town Tavern, two $10 gift certificates #2573, Wyant Photography, $100 gift card #3428, Mitchell’s Fish Market, $25 gift certificate #3099, Kipp Brothers, $25 gift certificate #1256, Deborah Defazio Lyons Studio & Gallery, art print ($50 value) #3007, Wyant Photography, $100 gift card #2787, HomExperience, $25 gift certificate #3397, Irwin Union Bank, 1 dozen Titleist Pro VIx golf balls #2551, Carmel Old Town Antique Mall, antique Chinese tile (approximately 100 years old) #2676, Wyant Photography, $100 gift card #3116, Oberweis Ice Cream & Dairy Store, one-year membership to “Cone of the Month Club” #1027, Carmel Symphony, four free tickets #1169, C K Designs, one free haircut/style #2736, Legacy Photography & Design, one family portrait session #1950, Wyant Photography, $100 gift card #3441, Puccini’s, $25 gift certificate #1153, National City Bank, $50 EE savings bond #2462, Imagine This Sold, $25 Starbucks gift card and $10 free listing, pick up at 271 Merchants Square Drive, Suite C-6B (contact Lindsey Douglas at 581.8900 for pick-up instructions) #3479, Shane Photography, portrait session and complimentary 11-by-14-inch print ($250 value)

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These are the winning button numbers and their prizes. All prizes should be picked up at the Carmel Arts & Design District Office (111 W. Main St., Suite 140, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday) unless otherwise noted.

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ROTARY RECOGNIZES HURSTS FOR SERVICE By Brandon Bowman

need can’t be found for free, they rely on the helpful members of the Carmel United Methodist Church to bring in the money. “You wouldn’t think there would be such a need in your own backyard,” Mary Hurst said. The Hursts were surprised at the Freedom Ball with this award that they have earned from years of work and service to their community. The Freedom Ball was a black tie event with a silent auction that benefited CarmelFest.

LIBRARY DEALING WITH BUDGET SHORTFALL By Brandon Bowman

money. The Friends group helps sell used books and funds special programs. Recently money from this organization helped fund the audio downloadable book collection. The library collects taxes on properties within Clay Township. The library receives $43 for a house valued at $150,000 and a tax bill of $195 dollars on a home valued at $500,000. “The Library is here to serve the public, but the public needs to know that while we look great on the outside we always need the support of the community,” Phillips said.

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An $800,000 shortfall in revenue since 2002 is causing the Carmel Clay Public Library to consider cutting back staff positions through attribution and buying fewer bestsellers. With the prices of books going up every year and extra amenities, such as access to the Internet and other media sources that many libraries don’t offer, the library is seeking sources for the money that is necessary to keep up a first-class library. “We have enough to offer a base level of service, but the amount of tax money we have coming in won’t suffice that for long,” Library Director Wendy Phillips said. The Friends of the Library and Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation are in place to raise

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Woody and Mary Hurst were awarded with the Rotary Outstanding Service Award at Saturday’s Carmel Freedom Ball. Woody and Mary Hurst started the Carmel United Methodist Church Food Pantry, which provides scores of needy families with food. Started in 1992, the Hursts have worked tirelessly with 45 volunteers that staff their market 12 hours a day. When the food they


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od has a lot those days. Yet the most inspiring to say about messages I’ve heard about church how we handle giving haven’t been from the pulmoney: 2,350 pit, they’ve been from people who verses in the have literally given all they could of Bible address the subject. their worldly wealth, talent, time Most of what the Bible says and love to the service of others in about money isn’t about giving; the name of Christ. it’s about wisdom and stewardYou can’t go wrong tithing and ship; about handling money in a giving money to the poor — it’s a Godly way. great start — and you also can’t go What God wants us to underwrong studying the Bible for its stand is: wealth of all-encompassing money Bob Walters 1. It’s not how much money and stewardship principles. Spirituality we have; it’s what we do with the Especially if your financial money we do have. outlook is dark, Bible knowledge 2. It’s not “our” money anyway. It’s God’s on money helps bring light. money. There are many biblical financial manThe Bible points out that God made and agement studies available (Crown Financial owns everything on the earth (Psalm 24:1, Ministries at www.crown.org is one) available Leviticus 25:23). The Old Testament outlines in many churches throughout the country. Ask specific laws about tithing (giving one-tenth your minister or pastor about what’s offered at of money and assets to God), laws that do not your church. appear in the New Testament. Worship God not money; but money’s The New Testament instead instructs us important, and so is what God has to say to give everything we have to the Lord. Luke about it. 14:33 goes so far as to exhort us to give up all Bob Walters (rlwcom@aol.com), figures we can possessions to be a disciple of Christ. At the never give back to Christ all that we owe Him for very least that means give all our possessions our salvation; but we should at least be diligent to God’s priorities. and smart in trying. His views do not represent Still, we’ve all sat in church and heard those of this newspaper. a sermon on tithing. A lot of us squirm on

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By Brandon Bowman

The Indiana Supreme Court last week ruled 5-0 in favor of the City of Carmel annexing the southwest portion of Clay Township. This ruling honors an agreement made on Sept. 6, 2005 between the No Ordinance for Annexation (NOAX) group and the City of Carmel. The ruling overturns a trial court’s ruling that Carmel’s original plan was “too vague.” “This is a landmark decision that can guide remonstrators with future annexations,” Mayor Jim Brainard said. The City of Carmel is allowing the residents to pay 25 percent of their municipal property tax for the first year and increased 25 percent every year until they are paying the full amount of their property tax. “A majority of the people in Clay Township voted in favor of this annexation,” Brainard said. According to Brainard, plans to annex the Home Place area will now be set in motion. Past attempts to annex the area were put on hold to wait for the Indiana Supreme Court’s decision concerning the southwest corner of Clay Township.

By Douglas Haney, Esq. ITEM: Protecting our citizen soldiers (Part II) BACKGROUND: Federal law provides many job protections to our citizen soldiers. However, it does not take into account the disruption deployment has on a servicemember’s family. A new Indiana law takes a step in that direction. NEW LAW: On July 1, 2007, the Indiana Military Family Leave Act (MFLA) took effect. Modeled after the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, the MFLA generally permits employees who are “family members” of servicemembers on active duty to annually take 10 total days of unpaid leave (1) within the 30-day period before a servicemember begins his/ her active duty; (2) while the service member is on active duty; and/or, (3) during the 30-day period following the servicemember’s return from active duty. This new law applies to employers that employ at least 50 employees and to employees who have been employed for at least 12 months and 1,500 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding the

day their MFLA leave begins. “Family members” are defined as spouses, parents, grandparents and siblings of servicemembers. The MFLA also protects an employee’s job while he/she is on military leave. The employee can continue healthcare benefits (at his/her expense) while on military leave and, upon return to work, must, absent unique circumstances, be returned to the same job position or to one with equal seniority, pay, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. Finally, the MFLA imposes obligations on employees desiring to use it. In general, they must give their employer written notice of a MFLA leave request at least 30 days prior to its starting date. RESOURCES: www.in.gov/legislative/ bills/2007/EH/3H1092.2.html

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Douglas C. Haney is the Carmel city attorney. The views expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the City of Carmel. Haney’s views should not be relied upon as legal advice applicable to a specific factual situation. E-mail him at dhaney@carmel.in.gov.

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BUY A BRICK: It’s your last chance. The Carmel Clay Veterans Memorial Corporation is holding its final brick paver sale in connection with the Independence Day Holiday. Orders for engraved pavers will be accepted until July 15. Two-line pavers cost $50 and four-line pavers cost $100. Go to www.ccvmc.org or call Bill Ensign at 848.1283 or Bob Book at 846.1851.

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INTERIM STREET COMMISSIONER: David Huffman will be Carmel’s interim Street Commissioner. Mayor Jim Brainard made the announcement last week. Huffman is taking the job July 6 upon current Street Commissioner Dave Klingensmith’s retirement. Huffman has worked 19 years at the Street Department. The Street Department takes care of the city’s streets and rights-of-way.


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OAK STREET FUNDING ACQUIRED: Illinois-based Bridge Finance Group has purchased Indianapolis-based Oak Street Funding for approximately $75 million. Oak Street Funding is now a subsidiary of Bridge Finance Group. OSF President Rick Dennen will remain with the company. OSF originates business loans to insurance agents and agencies nationwide. SESSION FOR ENTREPRENEURS: The Network of Women in Business plans an Entrepreneur Special Interest Group meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday with speaker Lorraine Ball at LePeep Restaurant, 8487 Union Chapel Road, Indianapolis. There is no fee other than the cost of breakfast. Contact Lorraine Ball at entrepreneur@nowib. com or www.nowib.com.

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• Type: Traditional • Age: Built in 1996 • Location: Near 106th Street and Michigan Road. • Neighborhood: Village at Weston Place, the lowest priced of three Estridge built sections, offers a pool, walking path, playground and tennis court. • Square footage: 1,535 • Rooms: This three bedroom, two and a half bath home has a master suite with vaulted ceilings, a great room, and formal dining room. • Strengths: The location allows you to jump on 421 and shoot down to 465 in no time. The desirable lot on the end of a cul-de-sac has an open and sizable backyard. This is a very kid friendly neighborhood and is within walking distance to your local Starbucks and Marsh. There are three sections, so if you like the community and location, you are able to upgrade within the neighborhood. There is a

custom sound system throughout the home. Newer construction homes under the $200,000 price point are becoming increasingly more difficult to find in Carmel. • Challenges: There is no basement for storage, which becomes an issue as the family grows. There is no space for a main floor bedroom or den in this floorplan. Based upon my experience, these two facts are major reasons growing families decide to purchase another home. Although close to nearby shopping and dining, you do have some extra noise and a view of part of the nearby shopping center from the backyard.

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amount 30 years ago. Pick produce early and it’s not nutritionally matured once it is separated from its source of essential nutrients. Patriotically speaking, I believe we should support our local family farmers during growing season. Why buy produce and meats from other countries? Linda Rosier has her master’s degree in earth literacy from St. Maryof-the-Woods College in Terre Haute. Rosier shares: “Throughout the growing season, local farmers have a wider variety of produce that can be found at the grocery, and we can feel good knowing our food wasn’t shipped from thousands of miles Wendell away. There is nothing more psychologically satisfying than sitting down to a mid-summer’s family meal, knowing the first names of everyone involved in the food on my plate. “During times when no local organic options are accessible, we can become more educated about the origin of ingredients in the non-regional foods and cleaning materials we purchase. Organic goods offer great alternatives and are composed of healthier

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JUST WATCH THE SIDE EFFECTS: Alli, the first OTC weight-loss pill approved by the FDA, is now available in drugstores. Alli is the drug orlistat, but is half the dosage of its prescription counterpart Xenical (60mg vs. 120mg). It works by blocking fat absorption, approximately one-fourth of the total fat in your food, says creator GlaxoSmithKline. Though sideeffects include diarrhea, cramping and gas, most experts agree that Alli can help individuals lose up to 50 percent more weight than dieting and exercise alone. — Womenshealthmag.com

ingredients that are free from caustic additives and preservatives,” Rosier said. Local whole foods stores and a handful of grocery chains now offer convenient sections dedicated to healthy pantry items, paper towels, napkins, salt, herbs and alternative sweeteners like stevia, healthy junk food, organic produce alternatives, and canned goods without high fructose corn syrup, condiments, baking goods, pet food, and Earth friendly cleaning supplies. Fight industrial disease with your grocery dollar power! You’ll send a loud, clear message. “We want to spend our money on food that will feed us, not deplete our family’s health.” Become informed, diligent, learn and avoid unhealthy ingredients. When the label Fowler has 40 ingredients, step away from the shelf and place it back. Courteously express your feelings to the store manager, then embrace an attitude not to eat any food that needs an interpreter. Look at the produce section next time as the generosity of the Universe; health insurance from field to fork.

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STATE FAIR BANS TRANS FATS: The Indiana State Fair is removing all trans fat-laden cooking oils from its deep-fryers in what is believed to be the first policy of its kind for any fair in the country. Zero trans fat oil is low in saturated (“bad”) fat and high in “heart-healthy” monounsaturated fat. “We believe this is a step forward for our fair and the customers we serve,” State Fair Executive Director Cindy Hoye said. This year’s fair runs Aug. 8-19.

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The social networking phenomenon that has been popularized by MySpace.com has launched hundreds of alternatives for everything from children to musicians to various faith-based groups. (If you have a specific interest, try searching Google for “social networking sites” and you will find various listings of everything imaginable.) Any parent who spends more than two minutes on MySpace knows why you don’t want your child involved. (The current eligibility requirement that is posted at MySpace.com is 14 years of age or older, but I cringe at a 14 year old seeing many of the pictures and a lot of the language that fills the site.) Fortunately, enough attention has been generated that hundreds of sites have popped up (with more being launched every day) that are more socially redeeming than MySpace. com Take a look at sites like www.imbee.com, which is specifically designed for users between the age of 8 and 14. It’s free to join, but in order to share, invite others or see other user’s content, a parent must use a credit card for verification. The credit card is not charged, it is simply used to verify that the child had a parent approve the use of the site. Instead of just posting policies and dealing

with problems after the fact, Imbee.com incorporates various safety mechanisms including parental tools that will allow monitoring of activity and viewing of posts, comments or exchanges with other users. A less conventional approach for younger children that uses a virtual world and “avatars” (an image that is chosen to represent a user in virtual interactions) is located at www. whyville.net. This site is more of a combination of games, educational material and basic interactions, such as chat in a highly graphical interface. There are also a host of religion-based social networking sites such as www.mypraize. com, www.friendsbyfaith.com, www.xianz. com, which are much less trafficked and less

likely to allow posts that include vulgar language or pictures, hate messages or derogatory information when reported to the administrator. Whether anything that is posted on any Internet site is really ever safe is questionable, so even sites that are designed for younger users require parents to make sure that personally identifiable information is not being submitted. Before you make any decision on which site you will allow your child to join, be sure to spend an evening looking at the site. See what limitations you can place on his or her page, how much control you have over who sees their page and what level of parental control/monitoring it provides. In addition, be sure to stay interested and involved in their online world so as things change you won’t have to try to catch up. If you want to further control the content viewed by your child anywhere on the Internet, consider adding in a good parental control program such as K9 Web Protection (www.k9webprotection.com), which is free. Gary Hubbard is owner of Data Doctors Computer Services - www.datadoctors.com Data Doctors is also a drop center for electronic donations and recycling. Have a technology question? Send it to CurrentInCarmel@datadoctors.com

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NINTENDO SURPASSES SONY: Nintendo Co.’s market value has surpassed that of Sony Corp., a company with eight times more revenue, underscoring the success of the Wii game console in outselling rival PlayStation 3. Sony, which overtook Nintendo as the world’s biggest console maker after PlayStation 2’s introduction in 2000, suffered production delays and slow sales at its latest player. Wii’s lower price and a wand-like controller that players swing like a sword or tennis racquet helped Nintendo widen its sales lead over the PlayStation 3 in Japan last month. — Bloomberg

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he Fourth of July, your name in the air. For guys, this also known as July is the summertime version of writFourth, is right ing your name in the snow. around the corner, 13. If you DO choose to write and you know your name in the air in front of what that means. a camera, try to do it early in the Oh. celebration. Some Fourth of July Well, it means the following: refreshments can have a deleteri1. If you’re picnicking, don’t leave ous effect on spelling. the food in the sun all day. 14. Do NOT, however, drag your Here’s a safety tip: Potato salad stash of fireworks along to the is not supposed to make noise. Gi-Normous Whiz-Bang Kaboom 2. No, gasoline will not help you Fireworks display downtown, or at Mike Redmond light the barbecue faster. the park, or wherever the profesHumor 3. Especially since it’s a gas grill, sionals set off skyrockets in your you dolt. neck of the woods. Not only is it 4. Where is it written that we have to eat hot stupid and dangerous, it’s … well, come dogs, hamburgers and sizzling potato salad to think of it, stupid and dangerous just on the Fourth of July, anyway? It’s not like about covers it. the founding fathers were having a cookout 15. Try to practice a little moderation. Not when they signed the Declaration of Indeeveryone is curious as to see if the 400th pendence back in 1776. cherry bomb sounds different from the 5. They ordered pizza. 399 you’ve already detonated this evening. 6. Those who didn’t go out for Chinese food, 16. (It doesn’t.) I mean. 17. Don’t throw dud firecrackers into the grill 7. By all means, try to take in a Fourth of July where you were cooking hamburgers a parade if you can. What can compare with few hours ago. A cousin of mine learned sitting on a hot curb waving a flag while a this the hard way. Mom came out to close flute-a-phone band lurches past, fracturing the lid and Ka-POW! It was two months “Columbia The Gem Of The Ocean”? before that kid could sit down again. 8. If you can’t find a parade, start your own. 18. If you must travel, don’t say we didn’t Rent a convertible and get someone to warn you. Warn you about what? That gas drive you slowly around the neighborhood prices notwithstanding, about 17 billion while you perch on the back seat, waving people are trying to go the same place as at people. you, and very few seem to be paying atten9. Oh, come on; do it. The neighbors all think tion to the Pope’s Ten Commandments of you’re nuts anyway. Driving. 10. Take some time during the day to rest your 19. Oh, and most important of all, have fun. vocal cords. You’ll need them for all the No matter what you do, the Fourth of “oohs” and “aahs” later at the fireworks July should always be fun. Family, fun, display. fireworks — it’s one of the best combina11. Be sure to stock up on whatever firetions around. works are legal in your locality. This can 20. Now hand me my flute-o-phone and pull range from snakes and sparklers (girly) to the car around. The parade’s about to Roman candles and firecrackers (manly) start. to aerial bombs and quarter-sticks of dynaMike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist mite (moronic.) and speaker. Write him at mike@mikeredmon12. If you get sparklers, be sure to get the donline.com or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN ones that are long enough for you to write 46244.

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used to call them the that I lived in. I want to focus on Pottery Barn generation. only pieces that make me feel like You know, the population the adult that I am today. of those who are now in “As we get older, their early to mid-30s who we find all the old were fed a steady diet of Pottery adages to be true Barn and IKEA. To my delight, I — even when it am witnessing a shift. It is almost a comes to home maturing of taste. décor. The oldies are To address this phenomenon, the best. Antiques I went directly to our thirtysomethat have been passed thing design assistant, Sarah through family generaSaucedo, for her thoughts on the tions or older items I Vicky Earley matter. have found here and Decor Sarah’s thoughts on design for there are now my favorthe thirtysomethings: ite pieces of furniture. Not “Most of us probably have a few items in only because they are the best quality, but bethe attic, basement or storage closet from our cause they are classic and timeless. Furniture college days. Things we bought at a discount from my 20s seemed to have an expiration and thought were perfect for that campus date — it dated so fast and looks worn and house — our first real home. My items involve used, while the older pieces still look fresh a lot of ivy — and the and cherished. colors burgundy and “The days of finding green. Slowly but surely, a table or artwork just to these decorations leave ‘fill a spot’ are over. Now, my house, especially I delay my gratification lately as I have hit my and really spend my time 30s. I find that I want to looking for exactly what be rid of anything that I want. And that includes reminds me of those saving for an item that will days and the cramped be better quality as well. college house or that So many times I would get first small apartment an itch to fill a space in

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our home and just run out and buy something — anything — most of the time for a bargain. Now these are the pieces with the nicks and scratches that I try to cover. These days, if I don’t find just the right item, nothing fills the spot until the right one comes along. “It is fun to look through the decorating styles of my 20s as I sort through our house. Even though I am still young, I feel that I have worked hard and deserve to put the money and attention toward our home to make it sophisticated and timeless. But what is most important to me is that our home always feel as comfortable as the old college home I spent all those years in — where everyone who visited felt welcome and comfortable and wanted to stay awhile.”

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CALLING DADS AND KIDS: Carmel United Methodist Church is hosting All Pro Dad’s Day from 8 to 10 a.m. July 14. The event aims to bring fathers and their kids closer, and includes breakfast and other activities. Please e-mail your RSVP with the number of people attending to caremail@carmelumc.org. MEALS DISCOUNTED THIS MONTH: Clay Terrace is celebrating Restaurant Month through July 31. Kincaid’s, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Red Star Tavern and Ted’s Montana Grill are offering three-course meals for less than $30. Clay Terrace is at U.S. 31 and 146th Street. Visit the restaurants or go to www.clayterrace.com for menus. WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT TO OPEN: The Weber Grill Restaurant will open at 110 N. Illinois St. in Indianapolis on July 10. This is Weber Grill’s fourth restaurant, but the first one outside of the Chicago area.

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What: Brains Behind Pa, with Tommy John When: 6:45 to 10 p.m. Friday Where: Cool Creek Park and Nature Center, 2000 E. 151st St. Cost: $5 adults, $3 students and seniors, free children 12 and younger Details: Brains Behind Pa (Gary Bole, Gordon Bonham, Jeff Chapin. Bill Price and Jeff Stone) plays both traditional and contemporary music, exploring the great American songbook as well as original works of energy, integrity and wit. Tommy John will play acoustic music starting at 6:45 p.m., before Brains Behind Pa takes the stage at 8 p.m. Info: 896.5874 or www. co.hamilton. in.us. Brains Behind Pa

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photojournalist and Indianapolis native William Foley are on view through Aug. 16 Enthusiasm for photography is evident at at the art gallery at the Arthur M. Glick JCC a number of local galleries at the moment. (6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis). These exhibitions will inspire you to do better The exhibition is called “Postcards from with your own camera no matter where you Egypt, Israel and Lebanon, 1978-2003.” Foley take your family on vacation this summer. has a deep connection to the Middle East, Ami Gallery and though his work has Photography Studios taken him to 47 countries See nature and scenic over the last 25 years. photography by master The images in the photographers Jim show were taken while he Chagares and Jim Wyant was living and working Al Azhar Cita- in West Beirut, Lebanon, now through Aug. 3 at Eagle del, Cairo Carmel’s Ami Gallery and and Cairo, Egypt. Foley Jim Chagares William Foley Photography Studios (240 has captured a world far Photos provided E. Main St.). removed from ours, one Chagares specializes in capturing the of intense beauty and bold contrasts. beauty of eagles and other wildlife, while Foley’s photographs tell engaging and Wyant, a photographer with 25 years’ emotional stories of people and daily life in experience and one of the gallery’s owners, places that might be familiar from the news, specializes in scenic photographs. but remain foreign to our understanding. “Wildlife photography can be the most In the best sense, his works engage us while challenging photography,” Chagares said. reminding us of what we cannot fathom about “The reason is the photographer’s inability to foreign people or places. control the subject.” Barbara E. Cohen is a freelance writer who covers The exhibit includes Wyant’s images from the arts for Current in Carmel and teaches art 10 years of traveling across the western U.S., appreciation at Ivy Tech Community College. You Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and India. can reach her with comments or story ideas at Art Gallery at the Arthur M. Glick JCC barbara@i-writersstudio.com. Photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning By Barbara E. Cohen

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CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM GETS SET TO OPEN IN CARMEL The Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art, or MiCo, will open Sept. 14 on the second floor of the new building containing Evan Lurie Fine Art Gallery at 30 W. Main St. “We are definitely moving into that space,” the museum’s executive director, Jeremy Efroymson, told Current in Carmel on Wednesday. According to the museum’s Web site, “MiCo is dedicated to fostering appreciation of contemporary art. Mico’s 7,300-square-foot flexible space serves as a canvas for all forms of media from photography and painting to performance, video and the unexpected.”

The museum’s first exhibition, “Backyard: A Look at Suburban Backyard Living,” which runs from September through early December 2007, will be “a group show of conceptually light-hearted works by notable Midwestern artists” such as Indianapolis native Emily Kennerk. The museum’s second exhibition, “Focus: Midwest,” which runs from early December 2007 through January 2008, is planned as “a biennial show featuring new, compelling works by leading Midwestern artists.” A version of this story originally appeared Wednesday on www.currentincarmel.com.

STORYTELLERS TO SPIN TALES OF INDIANA Four Hamilton County towns will present “Stories from Town Square” Saturday, as storytellers relate tales about Hoosier life. It’s a project of Storytelling Arts of Indiana and the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Connecting the storytelling benches will be the Hoosier Heartland Train, operated by the Indiana Transportation Museum, which makes stops in Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia and Atlanta. The fee for the train is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-12. Tales by professional storytellers Bob Sander and Stephanie Holman will be featured at the following times:

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•ˈNoblesville, Sander, 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., north side of the square on Logan Street. •ˈCicero, Sander, noon and 2:30 p.m., on Jackson Street near the Town Hall. •ˈArcadia, Holman, noon and 2:45 p.m., at the Arcadia Heritage Depot Center. •ˈAtlanta, Stephanie Holman, 12:45 and 1:30 p.m., under the gazebo on Main Street. The storytelling benches are free. Purchase of a train ticket is not required. Local merchants will offer specials in Noblesville. In Atlanta, local youth from the First Christian Church will be serving food. For more information, visit www.HamiltonCountyTowns.com or call 773.6000.

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Dooley O’Tooles 160 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032 Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday Phone: 843.9900 Dooley O’Tooles has been serving Carmel since 1985 and can easily say it is a landmark of the Carmel area. “We’re having third generation people come in now with their parents who were brought here for the first time by their parents,” owner Doug Kemp said. Kemp has owned Dooley O’Tooles for 17 years and has been with the restaurant for 21 years. Dooley O’Tooles makes everything from scratch. The tenderloin and the chicken velvet soup have been served since the restaurant opened. Dooley O’Tooles’ Irish stew is a popular dish, as well. When not serving food, Dooley O’Tooles participates in the community. It hosts Hotrod Wednesdays in the parking lot, and donates money and services to many organizations in town. Dooley O’Tooles will be getting an all-new menu, mixing old favorites with new ones, in three weeks.

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4th of July

SALE! All flooring on Sale

PLUS

$149.99 Carpet installation up to 200 yards. Expires: July 16th

FREE ESTIMATES! Greyhound Pass US 31

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Serves 12

‘Hop’ to it:

What he eats there: Last time I was there I got the tuna, and it had a teriyaki marinade. I also think the scallops are really great.

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Reserve 3/4 cup pesto; spread remaining pesto on both sides of fish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours. Heat grill or broiler. Season fish with salt and pepper; place on grill or broiler pan. Cook five inches from heat, turning once, three to four minutes per side until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork. Serve with reserved pesto.

Chick-fil-A Selectos

West of Kohl’s In Village Park Plaza 14641 US 31 NORTH

843-0400

Kids Eat for $1 Monday-Thursday

(With purchase of regular-price Adult Entree)

Tired of pizza and hamburgers? Bring the kids to Shapiro’s for a hearty plate full of good, old-fashioned original family favorites! Buy one adult entree and get a children’s entree for $1.00 with drink. That’s a deal! Downtown

Carmel

808 S. Meridian Street Phone: 317-631-4041 Fax: 317-631-3958

918 S. Rangeline Road Phone: 317-573-DELI (3354) Fax: 317-573-3355 Expires 12-31-2007. Offer subject to change without notice.

This coupon is available only in the Current in Carmel weekly paper. Photocopies will not be honored. © 2007 Shapiro’s. All rights reserved.

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day. Location: 96th Street and Gray Road, Indianapolis. Phone: 566.8650. Web: blumartiniindy.com. Group Show What: Works by more than 50 artists. Where: Art & Soul Gallery, 1 S. Range Line Road. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Phone: 815.8210.

Comedy Special Event

CarmelFest Live music, games for the kids, food vendors, arts and crafts, festival-style booths and more. Dates: today and Wednesday. Web: julycarmelfest.com.

Special Event

Blu Martini Half-price sushi from 5 to 7 p.m. every

Darryl Lenox Dates: 8 p.m. Wednesday, 6 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Location: Morty’s Comedy Joint, 3625 E. 96th St., Indianapolis. Price: $8 to $18. Phone: 848.5500. Web: mortyscomedy. com.

Dance

Indy Dancers Dances Date: 7 to 10:30 p.m. today, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Location: Moose Lodge #17, 7055 E. 16th St. Price: Members $5, nonmembers $10.

PUZZLES Puzzles by Sanchez J. Jiminez sjjpuzzles@yahoo.com

Location: 13644 N. Meridian St. Phone: 573.9746. Web: mickeysirishpub.com.

Movie

Hot Shotz Ale & Grill Date: Saturday. Location: 4705 E. 96th St., Indianapolis. Time: 9 to midnight. Call for band information. Phone: 818.9510. Web: hotshotzgrill.com.

Miss Potter Date: July 20. Location: Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 Fourth Ave S.E. Time: 7 p.m. Free tickets available at the Audiovisual Desk beginning Friday. Must be age 18 or older or present an AV-approved library card.

Trilogy +1 Date: Wednesday. Location: The Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave., Indianapolis. Price: $5. Time: 7-10:30 p.m. Phone: 253.4900. Web: thejazzkitchen.com.

Live Music

The Brains Behind Pa Date: Friday. Location: Cool Creek Concert Series, 2000 E. 151st St. Time: 8 p.m.; Tommy John will begin at 6:45. Cost: $5 adults, $3 students and seniors, kids free. Majors Sports Café Dates: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays. Location: 2293 E. 116th St. Call for band information. Phone: 566.8482. Web: majorssportscafe.com.

Birdy’s Splashtone.com Party with Montezuma’s Revenge, DFE and A-Bondz. Date: Tuesday. Time: 8:30 p.m. Location: 2131 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Phone: 254.8971. Web: birdyslive.com.

23 FOR THE RECORD DIVERSIONS

Culture

Phone: 767.5665. Web: indydancers.com.

Mickey’s Irish Pub Endless Summer — Friday; Sequel — Saturday.

Use logic to fill in the boxes so every row, column and 2 x 3 box contains the letters C-A-R-M-E-L.

CAR-MEL-KU

CARMEL WORDSMITH CHALLENGE ALPHABETICALLY SPEAKING

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Answers to ALPHABETICALLY SPEAKING: 1) BAUBLE; 2) CARGO; 3) ENSNARE; 4) INDIGO; 5) PATSY; 6) WRINKLE Answers to CARMEL WORDSMITH CHALLENGE: Among the common words in “Carmelfest” are: clearest, creamates, reflects, armlets, calmest, cartels, cereals, clarets, creates, cremate, elaters, falters, feaster, females, flamers, melters, realest, reflect, relaces, relates, remelts, rescale, reslate, reteams, scarlet, smelter, stealer, steamer, treacle Answers to HOOSIER HODGEPODGE: Parts: Battery, Bumper, Engine, Headlight, Trunk, Windshield; Movies: Babel, Fight Club, Snatch, Spy Game, Troy; Footwear: Boot, Loafer, Sandal, Slipper; Tire Dealers: Clark Tire, Discount Tire, Indy Tire; Presidents: Putin, Yeltsin; Aviator: Earhart

HOOSIER HODGEPODGE


KIDS: BE SAFETY SMART IN THE SUN!

Summer sun means lots of fun. When you are outside playing, biking, traveling, swimming, and exploring, follow these steps for safety in the sun:

Riley Hospital North Kids’ Zone Wear a hat to protect your head. Find a hat that is comfortable and

Visit the Riley Hospital North Kids’ Zone at this year’s CarmelFest! With lots of games and that you will wear every day. activities in store, you’re sure to have a ball.

Cover up with clothes and sunscreen. What is not covered with Julywith 3rdsunscreen. / 4-10 p.m. clothing should be covered A half hour before going outside, startJuly putting on/sunscreen it soaks into your skin and can 4th 12 p.m. so until fireworks protect you from the sun immediately when you go outside. Reapply Citysunscreen Hall South Parking Lot throughout the day. Look before you sit or touch. Carefully feel the surface of any areas • Castle Moon Walk where you sit down or that you touch. The summer sun could make these • areas Olympic Course veryObstacle hot and your skin could get burned. Check such areas as • motor Duck Pond vehicle seats, car safety seats, recreational and play equipment, Show your support for the pediatric • bike Eurobungy-Trampoline seats, and lawn furniture. patients at Riley North by adding your Drink lots of fluids. Kids dehydrate quickly in the sun, that which you • Spyder Climb handprint to a banner willmeans be hung dizzy, your head hurts, and you might feel sickMedical to yourCenter stomach. • get Putt-Putt at Clarian North through watermore! or juices all day. Take breaks theinside end of the July.house or • Drink Prizeslots andofmuch rest in the shade so that you are not exposed to the sun for long periods Heyof Kids! Complete this Sun Smart Word Puzzle, bring it with you to the Riley Hospital North Kids’ Zone at time. CarmelFest, and receive a fun surprise!

FIND THESE WORDS IN THE PUZZLE: Remember, words may appear in different directions SUNSCREEN JUICE HAT SUN WATER HOT


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