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CARMEL RESIDENT JIM CLARK IS PREPPING A SWIM ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL IN THE NAME OF CHARITY By Andrea Zeek Current in Carmel Boldly going where fewer than 1,000 people have succeeded before, Carmel resident Jim Clark will swim the English Channel for charity in the fall of 2010. Clark said only about 10 percent of swimmers have completed the feat since the Channel Swimming Association began recording Channel swim attempts and successes in 1927. According to the Association’s Web site, the swim is approximately 21 miles in open water, however, most people swim much farther because of strong tides that carry them off course. Most swimmers take between about 11 and 17 hours to complete the swim. Despite the low success rate and the difficulty of the swim, Clark said he wants to do it to help children. Donations that he earns from his swim will go toward “Swimming for the Children,” a charity that aims to help less fortunate children in the United States. “With the help of the Good Lord, we’re going to feed, clothe, house, and educate through college every disadvantaged child in America, without one penny from the government,” he said. Clark said his company, Jim Clark and Associates, and the Jim Clark Foundation sponsor Swimming for the Children. “It’s in keeping with my two passions: America and kids,” he said. “I’m crazy about kids, always have been … The future of America lies with its children; young people are the key.” If all goes well, Clark said he plans to broadcast his swim worldwide as an international telethon. Following Clark’s escort boat, led by veteran Channel escort Captain Andy King, will be a line of luxury yachts carrying the children that will benefit from his charity, he said. Bob Jenkins, an International Motor Sports Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, will emcee the telethon by interviewing Clark, the children and various celebrities on the yachts, he said. “We don’t have all the details yet,” Clark said. “We’ve still got a lot to plan.” Although Clark is confident that he will complete the swim, he said he is not without his reservations. According to British newspaper the Telegraph, more people

have climbed Mount Everest than swam the English Channel, and for good reason. In addition to water temperatures below 60 degrees, Channel swimmers must watch out for poisonous sea snakes, jelly fish, strong currents, waves, and the many ships that pass through the Channel. On rare occasion, even a shark has been sighted, but the water is usually too cold for them. The Channel Swimming Association, which regulates swim attempts, also regulates what swimmers can wear. According to its Web site, swim costumes for both sexes must not provide thermal protection or buoyancy and must be sleeveless and legless. The swimmer’s cap must not provide thermal protection or buoyancy either. “I wanted to pick something that was hard to challenge myself. When I found out what swimming on the Channel was all about, I wished I had challenged myself by walking the Monon Trail,” Clark laughed. Clark has completed the Channel Association’s required 6-hour, non-stop swim in cold water (less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit) at Geist Lake in Indiana. He said he is currently focusing on core strength training. To do this, Clark climbs the stairs of his office building, rides his bike, lifts weights, does crunches and, of course, swims. “This is a six-story building,” Clark said. “I go down and up six stories, 17 times without stopping. That is equivalent to the Empire State Building … Cycling, I can ride 60 miles without thinking twice. I can ride a bicycle to Martinsville.” Though the Channel swim season starts in July, Clark said he will be swimming in September. “It’s the coldest week in the season, highest waves in the season, strongest current in the season, but that’s the only week Bob [Jenkins] could go,” he laughed. For more information about Clark’s swim, visit his Web site,

Swimming for the Children Become a Children’s Champion: Those interested in becoming a Children’s Champion by donating to Swimming for the Children can go to From there, you will be prompted to make a donation of at least $30. Then, you will be given a URL, like the one above, with your name in it. You can pass this URL on to others so that they can make donations. After one million donations are raised, the top 10 people who got the most people to donate using their URLs will win $100,000 and a new Corvette or Cadillac. The next 5,000 Children’s Champions will receive new iPhones. The rest of the money will be used to fund these charitable initiatives: 1. Uncle Jim’s Chuck Wagon. Jim Clark is working on plans with Goshen Coach to build a shuttle with small tables and a galley kitchen similar to those found on airplanes. The shuttle will be drive around neighborhoods where children need free, hot meals. 2. Uncle Jim’s Ranch. The ranch will be a boarding school for children who need a home and a place to get a good education. 3. Jim Clark University. This will be a school of virtual classrooms, similar to those used at Purdue University and Ball State University, to help prepare disadvantaged children for college.


OUR TAKES It is our position that the Legacy Fund deserves a huge pat on the back for granting the city of Westfield $100,000 for our downtown redevelopment project – the Grand Junction Plan. At last month’s Second Annual Mayor’s Yellow Tie ball, Mayor Andy Cook announced this significant gift and remarked that he was ecstatic to have been able to make that declaration at the event, as its proceeds will likewise benefit our downtown’s beautification. This gift is much needed and appreciated, especially is this challenging economic climate. Mayor Cook often remarks that a weak economy is the perfect time to

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plan (arguing that the slower pace is better suited to thoughtful consideration). Now it seems that the initial planning phase of this project is ready to move into actual construction with the help of the Legacy Fund. If used appropriately, this contribution will allow construction to begin that is hoped to ultimately spark further downtown development by bringing residents downtown to shop, eat and live. The Grand Junction Task Group should also be commended for fostering the Plan’s completion and approval so that organizations like the Legacy Fund are able to help make this dream a reality to benefit the citizens of Westfield.

It is our position that college isn’t for everyone. Regardless of socioeconomic background, many don’t have the desire, means or motivation to finish a full four-year degree. The most famous example of this is Bill Gates, who proceeded to become one of the wealthiest and most influential individuals the world has ever seen. In the words of the satiric Judge Smails from the film “Caddyshack,” “Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too.” We believe college is a major investment and like all investments should be researched. With increasing tuition rates, it is important that we should research whether or not college is the best path to

take to best obtain our goals. While conventional wisdom would suggest that a college degree leads to a life of wealth and happiness; it does not – nor is it the only route. We should talk to our kids, understand interests and aptitudes and consider all of the options carefully. Guidance is certainly warranted, but the family tradition of law school maybe a poor choice for the kid who wants to design video games for a living. Alternatives like a two-year degree might be cheaper and more effective, and who knows … the ditch that kid digs might be the next standard operating system that replaces Windows. 


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FROM THE BACKSHOP rock the district scores, but not with all bizzes We hope everyone enjoyed the music at Rock the District as much as we did. We’re very much looking forward to the day when we can say, “Yep, we saw Aimee Allen and Dave Barnes when they were at the threshold of breaking into the Big Time.” … We’re hearing from merchants (plural) that are highly aggravated, with good reason, about the placement of booths and food vendors in front of their businesses, thereby shielding the storefronts and sidewalk sales from potential patrons’ views. There is an answer to all of this (although the “fair food” needs to go and never return). Put the booths down the middle of Main Street with fronts and backs opened. Those that require electricity should bring their own extension cords cable ramps so no one trips and suffers an injury. Rain aside, the 2009 event could have benefitted from a higher class of vendors, at least ones complementary to, and not in competition with, our Arts & Design District merchants. Refinement is the name of the game, and the folks in charge have a year to revise. It’s a process. … Now, back to the music: We were particularly impressed with Alex J. Hughes’ performance in support of his EP, “Perfect Stranger.” An Indiana University student and Carmel graduate,

Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg Hughes played through the rain to an appreciative, enthusiastic crowd. ••• Where we criticize, we also praise: Jim Brainard absolutely has done the right thing by not including cost-of-living pay increases in the city’s proposed 2010 budget – which, at this point, is less than the 2009 budget because there has been no inflation. Great move! Every city should follow suit. Alas, they won’t. ••• Thanks to all of you who have returned the postage-paid requester cards, enabling you to continue receiving Current in Carmel uninterrupted and for free. If you cannot locate the card we included on July 7, go to and complete the electronic version there or call us at 489.4444, ext. 204 to obtain the paper version.

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her? I want you to picture that little girl. igher incomes, better schools Now imagine she’s white.” and lower crime in the suburbs The jurors are shocked into understandare evident. Media, fundraisers ing that their own prejudices were coloring and politicians often highlight their perception of the crimes. extreme disparities between But what of our own prejuthe counties, such as the gap in dices? Close your eyes. education funding, crime statisI want you to picture the tics, incomes or personal giving. Carmel resident, the Fishers Marion County residents, student, the Westfield stay-atunwilling or unable to move, home mom. Did you imagine often take verbal shots at black, Hispanic or Asian? Do Hamilton County residents. you imagine wealthy, or strugThis anti-suburban expression gling to put food on the table? is largely aimed at a picture Picture the homeless, the people have in mind of what incarcerated and the drug users. the suburbs must look like: Did you imagine them to be white and rich. white, female, or under the age In the movie “A Time to of 18? Did you imagine them Kill,” Carl Lee Hailey is a father Sue to be in Hamilton County or who is out to get justice for his Finkam Marion County? 10-year-old daughter who was We all have prejudicial ways brutally attacked. Hailey, who is black, murdered the two white suprema- of thinking. Are we more or less prejudicial than our Marion County counterparts? cists who were responsible for his daughDoes that help or hurt us in our quest to ter’s attack. In a tense courtroom scene, improve the world in which we live? Jake Brigance, Hailey’s attorney, is providing his summation. He tells the jury the Sue Finkam is interested in making a difstory of Tanya Hailey’s attack. “I’m going to ask you all to close your eyes while I tell ference in the community through healthy you the story. I want you to listen to me. I conversation. You can participate in the conwant you to listen to yourselves. Go ahead. versation by posting a comment on her blog at Close your eyes, please … Can you see



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the hospital had faded in about an hour, just spent a weekend with my and the adrenaline needed to pull consecucousin-in-law, her husband and their tive all-nighters had bottomed-out around 2-month-old baby, and most of that Day 30. My mom had left weeks before, time I felt like a Vietnam veteran and there were no more neighbors bringhaving flashbacks Why? Because the ing over frozen lasagna. At two stage of parenting between eight months postpartum, I was runand 12 weeks is equivalent to a ning on imaginary caffeine and personal hell on Earth, memoa plot to destroy my husband. ries of which haunt you forever And the best part of it all? I was and still cause nausea even after so full of hormones that I gave years of therapy. serious thought to getting a OK, maybe I’m exaggerating Mohawk hairdo and telling my a bit. I never actually felt like mother-in-law exactly where she vomiting. But I sure as shoot could shove her advice. Doesn’t don’t want to relive those prethat sound AWESOME? cious moments of sleep deprivaPardon me while I run to the tion and milk production, nor bathroom to dry heave. Serenity would I wish those times on my now, serenity now. Shoo! That worst enemy. Danielle was close. Suddenly, I was back Now that I’m thinking about Wilson in ’98, reliving a terrifying eveit, a 2-month postpartum mom ning of cluster feeding. Anyway, simulation would make an excelI just wanted to give a little validation to lent torture method. Screw wall standing all of you struggling to survive this stage and bamboo shoots under the nails. You of motherhood. It sucks big time, but it wanna break somebody? Try waking them every two hours with a greedy breast pump will get better. I promise. Soon your baby will start sleeping longer stretches at night and cries from a mutilated cat. They’ll be (possibly even through the whole night!) singing in less than a week. which means you too will catch some Zs. See, at 2 months, an infant is almost Before long, you might even be able take exactly the same as he or she was on Day a shower and enjoy a date with your baby 1. They sleep a lot, cry a lot and eat a lot. daddy, since you will no longer be dreamThey aren’t very cute yet and don’t always ing of running a rusty carrot peeler down reward Mommy and Daddy with an “I’m his forearms (another fantastic alternative too little to speak, but I still love you” to bustin’ kneecaps!). smile. So, basically, parents are left caring Hang tough for another few weeks and for a sack of potatoes which may or may recognize that this is an extremely difnot have hair. (Think Gollum from “Lord ficult phase. Know that if you have some of the Rings.”) Added to this, breastfeeding mothers are doubts about your parenting skills, you are perfectly normal and definitely not alone. on indefinite house arrest or, at the very Ask for help if you need it and applaud least, chained to their babies 24/7. They yourself for surviving this long. Years from exist solely to produce milk. There is little now, when you have your own flashbacks, break from the monotony, as 2-montholds may still eat every two to three hours, you might even be able to laugh. Peace out. day and night, and there is even less time for sleep. Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and conFor me, I was totally spent by this time, tributing columnist. You may e-mail her at both physically and emotionally. The citement of having the baby home from

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COLTS SCORE BIG FOR EDUCATION A few hundred fans, some traveling from as far a Minneapolis and others from as close as Carmel, participated in the Colt’s Celebrity Showdown, held at the team’s 56th Street training complex. The event mixed players, the public, good eats and drinks and lot of auctioning to The Colts’ Gary Brackett raise more than $60,000 for middle and signs a football for CHS high school scholarships for the Carson graduate Katelyn Neary Scholar’s Fund. Coach Jim Caldwell hosted the event, and about 50 players “Have a relationship with each of your were in attendance. teachers; let them know who you are,” With education as the theme, paradvised Melvin Bullitt. “Talk with them ticipants answered before or after every multiple-choice quesclass. Ask questions. ABOUT THE CARSON tions about the Colts Once they know you SCHOLARS FUND via interactive clickers. Established in 1994 by world renowned are a serious student, pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson Fans also played “Are it will make a big difyou Smarter than a 5th and his wife, Candy, the Carson Scholars ference.” Several other was created to help Hoosier children Grader” (some weren’t) Fund players echoed those stay competitive with Third-World counand bid on high-tech sentiments but added, tries in science, math and technology, as classroom equipment “Don’t miss too many well as balance academic achievement that they could donate with the high esteem our society gives to parties.” sports and entertainment. to the elementary or Dr. Laura Johnson, middle school of their of Carmel Family Care, choice. anxiously awaited the silent auction to Those who bought footballs could get close. She hoped to have the winning Silent them signed by players including Peyton Auction bid on a framed autographed Manning. Carmel High School graduphoto of Adam Vinatieri. Her 13-year-old ate Katelyn Neary asked players if they son is a kicker for Creekside Middle School. had any advice for college students. Jamie In the end, Neary did not miss her Ivy Tech Silva, special teams and Melvin Bullitt, summer school class, Doc Johnson got the defensive back, had identical answers: “Go picture, and Hoosier children got a good to class.” dose of scholarship money.

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Lots of businesses are trying to go green these days. From company-wide recycling plans to four-day work weeks, it seems becoming environmentally conscientious is not only trendy, but necessary, in business these days. One business you might not think of as particularly eco-friendly, though, is a publishing house. After all, they use a tremendous amount of paper. And if a book isn’t particularly successful, all those extra copies are trees wasted. Dog Ear Publishing in Indianapolis is an exception, though. The self-publishing company, owned by Carmel residents Miles Nelson, Alan Harris, and Ray Robinson has made giant strides to be responsible stewards of the environment. “The essence of self-publishing in itself is eco-friendly,” Nelson explains. “We’re using technology called print-on-demand . . . We’re only actually printing books to fulfill orders when those books are sold.” Books are printed and shipped within

24 hours of order placement. But printing on demand is only the beginning of Dog Ear’s commitment to the reduce-reuse-recycle mantra. “We’ve retro-fitted our office so that we are very energy-efficient. Nothing goes to waste here in our office,” Nelson says. The office recycles everything they can, from used paper to plastic bottles – even the office equipment is recycled as possible. They also print on paper with a high consumer-waste content. In addition, Dog Ear has always contributed to literacy programs, but Nelson recently they have begun supporting organizations that plant trees in areas of the world that most need reforestation. Nelson notes, “Our primary focus is in the developing world: Madagascar, Brazil, also in northern Africa, too, like Ethiopia where there are lots of reforestation projects.” Dog Ear’s contributions have planted over 10,000 trees. It’s a fitting way to make their business sustainable environmentally.


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A former teaching colleague of mine recently sent me an e-mail with a subject line that read, “High schoolers left with fewer and fewer excuses.” Intrigued, I opened the e-mail immediately to find a link to a BBC article noting that monkeys were able to distinguish incorrect patterns in words and word combinations – in essence, the monkeys could recognize bad grammar. Now, before you think I’m going to start characterizing grammar abusers everywhere as dumber than monkeys, the combination of sounds the monkeys were able to indentify as incorrect were the equivalent of reversing a standard ending sound like –ing with the base word. I’m certain I’ve never heard anyone ingwish he could go ingfish instead of wishing he could go fishing. Even young children don’t make that mistake.  It does, however, bring up an interesting point: What we become accustomed to hearing is what we consider correct. The sounds the monkeys were conditioned to hear weren’t even real words – just syllables. They were conditioned to hear them a certain way, and that became their standard. That means that our language acquisition from earliest years becomes our standard, and adjusting that standard is

not only difficult, but it feels just plain wrong. Another case in point: An acquaintance of mine who teaches middle school English to the urban poor has students who argue – sometimes with frightening insistence – with her every year when it comes to learning certain correct verb forms. Be-verbs and do-verbs seem especially prone to misuse. Because these children have always heard phrases such as we was or he done, being corrected to we were or he did is not only hard for them to do, but it is also hard for them to understand why the change is necessary.  And even when recognizing the need for correction, the change is a difficult one; even adults who work hard to improve certain language patterns have difficulty moving on from what they’ve always known as correct.  So yes, monkeys can recognize abnormal language patterns, but so can humans. It’s what qualifies as abnormal that makes the difference. 

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Eddie was introduced to his new home. aturday morning rolls around He seemed to feel right at home; beeing and I find myself hanging out upgraded from a cup to a bowl must make with two young girls. Normally, a fish feel pretty prosperous. Now, a couple that’s an exciting proposition, of weeks later, I’ve learned that fish are but in this case they are one and actually hours, not minutes, of three years old, which is usually entertainment. more exhausting than exciting. They are great motivators, On a whim inspired by Nemo, too. The girls eat because the I decided a trip to the pet store fish is eating. A simple call for was in order. What better way “time to feed Eddie” means to spend an hour than visiting everybody gets dinner. When I an array of animals where you hear, “Eddie is going to get his can actually take them home water changed,” I know we’ll with you if you want? be picking up toys in the living Neither of these little girls room next. “Eddie is going to had ever been to a pet store, sleep” means I get to go to the so this was quite an excurbasement and the kids to bed. sion. They both went charging If only everything could be this through the doors and headed David Cain simple. straight to the fish almost like Marketing Eddie’s story reminds me they had a sense that Nemo of three lessons: (1) Don’t unwas here. We decided on a Beta derestimate how much influence certain fish, a male with dramatic fins and a red people have … even a fish, (2) people are glowing body. He was living in a plastic cup when we met, perched high on a shelf. always interested in what is new, and (3) everyone likes to be entertained. After all, Who really knows how long he sat in this we are all just kids in adult bodies, and I’ve tiny cup on this shelf full of his fish brethren, but this little guy, Eddie, looked eager found I’m pretty interested in what Eddie is up to as well. to move into a new home. He was hand-selected by a little girl David Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital ready to stare at this fish’s every move. media and online marketing company in After selecting our new fish, we added Carmel. David welcomes your questions or a bowl, some rocks and food some and comments at were on our way. My last thought was this fish will “…provide minutes of entertainAn Indiana company with over 30 years ment” for the girls and then would be my gold and diamond buying experience responsibility. Once the accommodations were ready,


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more visible than if the entire image were hotos of family and friends displayed. Elements such as chipped nail are evidence of our roots and polish or smudges of dirt convey volumes documents our lives, and they about the personality of the subjects. spark our memories. Here are Less is more in framing. Frame phosome simple things to try the tography in a manner that does next time you aim your digital not compete with the subject camera. manner. Solid black frames A simple change from with simple lines are frequently color to black and white the best choice. Try the “squint adds a layer of dimension that is test” – if you look at a framed invisible with color. Tonal phophoto and squint, it is properly tography refuses the noise and framed if your eyes go to the distraction inherent in color subject. If your eyes go to the pictures. It encourages emoframe, consider a quick change. tion to spring from the subject. Arranging photos. Try The contours and shadows of arranging photos in a cluster wrinkled skin in a candid photo with a larger vertical image in of an elderly relative reveals the back. Work forward with variheart and mind of a life well Vicky Earley ous sizes, ending with a small lived. Tiny baby fingers that Design horizontal image. In the case of are photographed in black and one special image in the collecwhite show delicate nuances tion, leave it in color and surround it with that are imperceptible in color. Close in on a portion of your photo supporting black and white images. This allows the primary photo to shine, but the with the cropping tool. Identify an arrangement still tells a story. This is perelement of a photo that is beyond just a fect for a display of wedding photos. smiling face. Sisters holding hands could provide the perfect source for a cropped Vicky Earley is the principal designer for photo. Two small hands, tightly interArtichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If locked, convey the idea of protection of you have an interior design question, please the younger, dimpled hand. The faces contact might be absent from the final product, but the meaning and the emotion are far


CASE HANDYMAN SEMINAR - Case Handyman & Remodeling in Carmel will host a free kitchen and bath remodeling seminar July 25 from 9-10:30 a.m. at its design center located at 108 West Carmel Drive. This will be the sixth in a series of free monthly seminars relating to home remodeling and renovation. Larry Greene, president and owner of Case, will discuss how to choose a kitchen or bath remodeler, remodeling design ideas and trends, as well as what to expect during a kitchen or remodel, how to create a budget, and how to live through the process with minimal disruption. Register by July 20 via e-mail at or by calling 317-846-2600 Space is limited, so reservations are first-come, first-served.

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By Christi Thompson Frustrated with your curly hair? Follow these sure-fire steps to get the fabulous curly look you have been craving. Do’s 1. Use a moisturizing or curl enhancing conditioner, such as Brocato’s Curl Karma. 2. Comb conditioner through your hair in the shower with a wide tooth comb and pull out all the tangles. 3. Rinse out the conditioner with your head flipped over. This helps pull the curl away from your scalp to create volume on top. 4. Put your styling products in your hair with

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SIMPLY SWEET SHOPPE HAS THE GOOD’S – Visit Simply Sweet Shoppe, 30 N. Range Line Rd. in Carmel, to try the latest arrival of sweets from Good’s Chocolate. The business has been in their family since the 1940s. Through the generations, they have dedicated themselves to making the finest of chocolates with the highest quality ingredients. Their commitment to excellence has earned Good’s a reputation for producing the finest chocolates you will find.

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CRT DONATES TO SAFE FAMILIES Carmel Repertory Theatre, Inc. is exited to be able to contribute to Safe Families, a program to prevent child abuse and neglect in families experiencing crisis situations by providing safe, temporary homes for children. The organization will be represented during this weekend’s performances of “Oliver!” – Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Master jeweler Mark Grosser – who has maintained a store and studio in the Carmel Arts & Design District for several years – recently announced the formation of a new advocacy group: the Carmel Artist Association. In contrast to other organizations working to promote arts businesses in Old Town Carmel, the new group will focus on connecting individual artists and on cooperative promotional ventures. “Any visual or performing artist – any person who makes and creates – can join the Carmel Artist Association,” Grosser said. “Our goal will be to promote the arts in Carmel and to encourage the sharing of information to elevate the professionalism of all artists in the city.” The new group has no dues at present, and its first order of business is to discuss how the group can get involved in future arts promotions in the city of Carmel. After polling members’ interests, the organization will develop a set of immediate and long-term goals for promotion of the artists of Carmel. Grosser mentioned

the possibility of establishing the group on Facebook, for a regular members-only forum to discuss ideas. The ultimate goal of CAA could be a highcaliber, even juried, arts event to increase the visibility of work by all kinds of artists living in Carmel. In the face of mounting frustration over the type and quality of events established and promoted by the Carmel Redevelopment Commission and local gallery owners, Grosser decided to form a new adGROSSER vocacy group made up of and managed solely by artists. “I will focus my attention on making the new group a strong advocate for artists and merchants like myself in the Arts District,” Grosser said. “We will focus on discussion and information sharing first and foremost, while providing a collective voice for the artists in town.” If you are a visual or performing artist who wishes to join the new group, contact Mark Grosser by phone at 317-513-6678 or by e-mail at

What: Actors Theatre of Indiana Presents “Forbidden Broadway” When: July 22, 23, 29, 30, August 5, 6, 12, 19, 26, 27. Doors open at 6 p.m. for all shows, dinner at 6:30 and performance at 7:30. Where: The Mansion at Oak Hill, 5801 E. 116th Street in Carmel Cost: $45 dinner and show; $25 show only Details: The off-Broadway musical revue “Forbidden Broadway” offers alternative takes on more than 20 Broadway shows. Info: 317-843-9850, www.

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he beach is synonymous with summertime, surf and seafood. If I say geoducks, razors or quahogs, what do you think of? I knew this week’s subject was easy; clams exist in coastal saltwater habitats on both sides of our country. They can be found in the east from Maine to Florida and in the west from Canada to Mexico. There are two basic types of clams: the soft and hard shell varieties. Chef Michael They can be found Vlasich in bays with good Culinary Explorer tidal action, especially the northern waters. The smallest of the hard shell clams are the little necks, measuring one to two inches across, with 450-600 clams in a 60-pound bushel. The next larger size is cherrystones, which are two to three inches with less in a bushel. Even larger are top-necks, and then quahogs. The rule of thumb says the smaller the clam, the better for ala minute dining. The next size up is great for stuffing and baking or in items like paella. The last two sizes are for soups, stews and chowders, as they can be tough, requiring extensive cooking. The aforementioned are sold alive; surf clams are sold frozen, canned or processed. The foot and tongue make up about half the shucked meat – or will be processed into breaded clam strips. The remaining mantle and muscles are usually chopped and used for canning and in chowders, soups or sauces. The other variety of soft-shell clams has a brittle, oval-shaped shell. On the east coast, they are known as steamers, and on the west coast, they are known as razor clams. There are also geoducks, which are larger and are more rectangular in shape. Around the world, you can find differ-

CLAMS CASINO • 1/4 pound apple smoked bacon • 1/2 sweet onion minced • 1.5 sticks of celery minced • 1/2 bell pepper minced • 1/2 heaping tsp. minced garlic • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley • 2/3 cup white wine • 1 cup croissant breadcrumbs • 1/4 # whole butter In a sauté pan, cook the bacon, reserve 2/3 chopped smaller and 1/3 in 1-inch pieces. Using the grease, sauté the vegetables. Once el dente, add the white wine, cooked until ½ reduced, pull the pan from the fire and cool. Add parsley, chopped bacon breadcrumbs and whole butter. Shuck the clams on the half shell, place the stuffing completely covering, bake at 400 for 10 minutes, place the bacon strips on top and serve.

ent species like manila clams and cockles, which are usually much smaller. These varieties are less abundant and are generally sold fresh. Some tips for both species: When buying the hard shell, they should never be opened. The soft-shell variety generally can be slightly opened. Just rely on the smell. For cleaning (only clean at time of preparation), the hard shell should soak in cold fresh water, using a brush to scrub away sand. The soft shell should be soaked in salt water with a little corn meal, washed and then rinsed well. Shelf life for both types can be five to seven days in the refrigerator in an open box or a sack that will breathe. Never store clams in water; they will die. Included is a recipe for Clams Casino that we use at the Marriott Downtown Chef Michael R. Vlasich, CEC, AAC, is a Carmel resident and the executive chef at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. You may e-mail him at

BAILEYS CARAMEL APPLETINI Directions: Ingredients: • 1 oz. Baileys Caramel Irish Cream • 1/2 oz. Smirnoff Green Apple Flavored Vodka • 1 slice apple • 1 tsp. caramel

1. Add Baileys Caramel Irish Cream and Smirnoff Green Apple Flavored Vodka. 2. Shake with ice and strain into a prechilled martini glass. 3. Garnish with an apple slice and caramel.

Beef and veggie KaBOBS OVER FETTUCCINE Ingredients: • 1 1/2 pounds beef top sirloin, cut into 2-inch cubes • 1 (16-ounce) bottle Caesar salad dressing • 1 (8-ounce) package BUITONI® Fettuccine • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper • 8 large mushrooms, cleaned and halved • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 2-inch squares • 4 (12-inch) bamboo skewers Directions: 1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat

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2. Place beef into a resealable plastic bag with Caesar salad dressing; seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 3. Prepare fettuccine according to package instructions. Drain and toss with butter, salt and pepper to taste; hold warm. 4. While pasta cooks, remove beef from bag and discard marinade. Alternate with vegetables on skewers. Place kebabs on grill and cook until beef reaches desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium. 5. Divide cooked pasta equally among 4 plates and top with one kebab per person. Serve immediately.

Scholar’s Inn is a unique place to grab a bite to eat. One unique characteristic is that the kitchen is below ground and maintains the whole floor with the extensive wine cellar. Scholars Inn has introduced Executive Chef Jake Brenchley along with his new, unique menu influenced by cuisine from around the world. He will change a few menu items each month to keep the menu fresh for the seasons. The lounge will have a separate menu, created by Chef Jake as well. The menu he has created ranges from trout to Duck Breast with Curry Peach Puree and Pancetta Crisp.


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BOOK REVIEW The Last Chinese Chef

By Nicole Mones After her husband’s accidental death, American food writer Maggie McElroy is informed that a paternity claim has been filed against her husband’s estate by a woman in China, where he went occasionally on business. Maggie decides to go to China to try and sort out the matter. While there, she is to write a story on Sam Liang, a Chinese American whose grandfather cooked for the Emperor and wrote a classic Chinese cookbook. Sam is about to open a restaurant in Beijing but that has been put on hold as he is competing to get on the Chinese national cooking team. As Maggie covers Sam’s banquet preparation for the judging committee, she becomes immersed in the philosophy and ingredients of Chinese cooking and learns that the resulting dishes are very different from what she has eaten in the United States. Despite the reason she went to China initially, Maggie finds herself enjoying Sam’s company and his elderly “uncles.” The results of the DNA test of her husband’s supposed child and Sam’s night of competition mark endings and beginnings for both Maggie and Sam.

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‘Sanders Family Christmas’ It’s a familiar cast in a new show to Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre as it celebrates Christmas in July with the singing Sanders family. “Sanders Family Christmas,” the original sequel to “Smoke on the Mountain,” is live on stage this summer through August 22. Come back to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church as the audience plays the role of the congregation for this festive occasion. Tickets range from $34 to $57, and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, full salad bar and unlimited coffee, tea and lemonade. Parking is always free. For reservations, call the box office at 317-872-9664 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.

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know they will be accepted unconditionally. In another child-pet bond study, Robert H. Poresky Ph.D., and Charles Hendrix say children who grow up with pets generally exhibit more empathy than those without pets. In their study at Kansas State University Cooperative Childcare Center, Poresky and Hendrix report that pet-owning children have accelerated verbal skills, possibly from talking things over with their trusted Fido. Pets also benefit from their interaction with children. Puppies and kittens, for instance, need lots of social interaction to help them become pets that are socially acceptable. Pets lucky enough to share a home with a child usually are very sociable, accepting

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by the way, has really worked out well for me in the beer area. Now, I’m not the smartest consumer in the world, but the other day when I was scanning the label on my bottled water to make sure there were no carbs in it, I saw something strange: Dick Wolfsie “Best if drunk by Humor December 31, 2011.” Well, that’s New Year’s Eve, and I am at my best if I’m drunk before the year changes, but I don’t think that’s what they mean. That gave me just two years to gulp down the product, or else. Or else what? I think it’s fair to ask what is actually going to happen to this water after two years. It can’t lose its nutrient value. It doesn’t have any. It can’t lose its color. It has none. One company I spoke to said the water changes in taste after a year. Changes to what? I sure wouldn’t know. Blindfold me with a bag of Doritos and a jar of Redd Foxx Salsa and I can’t tell the difference between Budweiser and Merlot. And so what if my Evian tastes funny. There’s a world of difference between funny-tasting water and funny-tasting mayonnaise. Trust me. What about people who buy bottled water for the sole purpose of storing it in case of a terrorist attack? “Harold, I have some bad news for you. We’ve been hiding in the basement now for two months and I think our bottled water has expired.” “Pour it down the drain, Maude. I know how little willpower you have when you get dehydrated.” Then I read that the American Red Cross advises changing your bottled water every six months. I doubt I’ll remember. I haven’t changed my tartar sauce in 13 years. There is a jar of honey in my pantry that I took with me when I hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in 1969. I also have cheese in the fridge that has been aged 12 years, but when I brought it home, the package said there was only a month left to eat it. I say, “Age it 11 years. Give me the extra 12 months.” So what should you do with this expired water? You can’t just pour it down your kitchen sink. There’s probably some government regulation against it – a gov-




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knocking down a Fresca, my diet drink of choice. “Dr. Gallagher, this ancient man we found with the Channel 8 ball cap has something called a Fresca in his hand. Looks like some kind of prehistoric drink. Can we taste it?” “Is there an expiration date on the can?” “No, but I think the drink is 4,000 years old.”

“Go for it. Just be sure it’s not pure water.” I know we are all going to die, but I’m glad people don’t have expiration dates printed on them. Although, at the age of 61, mine should probably read: BEST IF USED BY DECEMBER 2035. Dick Wolfsie is an author, columnist, and speaker. Contact him at




scatter like bats out of you-know-where ’ve just come in from feeding the every time I let the dog out the back door hogs. You might know it by its other – now that’s entertainment. name, filling the bird feeders. With the birds, I get the extra added No kidding, my neighborhood attraction of squirrels. I have made sure to has the hungriest birds I’ve ever seen buy squirrel-proof bird feedin my life. The way they go ers, which of course means through seed, I’m surprised the squirrels have been feastthey stay as small as they are. ing. There’s no such thing as a Then again, their failure to gain squirrel-proof bird feeder. It’s weight may have something a legend, a myth, like the lost to do with the way seed goes chord or the fountain of youth. through them. But enough Take the feeder I bought about my poor patio. last year. It’s shaped like a little I consider bird-feeding green house. The roof is the money well spent, even though lid, and it has a lock to keep I’m not getting the rooty-toot it in place. Down by the feedfancy-feather birds you see on ing trough there’s a bar that the seed bag. I get sparrows and will shut off the seed flow if finches, mostly. Mike Redmond it’s touched by anything bigger My mother tends to scoff Humor than a house finch. The salesat this. Mom is a serious bird person assured me it was the latest in antiperson. She considers the above to be common birds, fine for the masses and the squirrel technology. Ha. Those thieves had it open two minunserious such as myself, but of little interest to her. She prides herself on her abil- utes after I put it up. I clamped the roof in place with a heavy-duty bungee cord. ity to attract orioles and hummingbirds. I Took them another two minutes to get rid think she bribes them. of that. And for what? With, orioles, you see as I thought for a second or two about a flash of orange zipping through the trees. adding a combination lock, but I figured With hummingbirds, you see even less. I’d just look out there to see a squirrel Where’s the fun in that? If I’m going to wearing a tiny little stethoscope and a little feed birds, I want some amusement value. Watching four-dozen sparrows and finches eyeshade, twirling the dial, listening to the

tumblers clicking into place. So now I just leave it open and let the squirrels climb right in. I’m not kidding. They lounge around in there, like it’s some sort of squirrel spa, relaxing and enjoying several leisurely meals a day. My mother, of course, thinks this is just ridiculous. The squirrels, she points out, may well be keeping more desirable birds away with their boorishness. I say who cares? As long as everybody’s fed and I’m having fun, what’s the difference? So I don’t get orioles. So what? Not long ago, I had a rose-breasted grosbeak at the feeder. Mom has been trying to attract them for years, and I got one pretty much on blind luck. I think it made her kind of sore. Come to think of it, the squirrels didn’t look too happy about it, either. Little wonder. He was in their spa. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.

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MOVING SALE Maternity, Kids toys and clothing, electronics & pictures July 24 & 25, 8-4 1280 Helford Ln, Carmel (Road is Open)


Lawrence TWP - 3 BR house (1305 sq.ft.) with new flooring, all appls, 2 baths, screened-in back porch with deck to side, two-car garage on big lot. 7709 Lewis Rd., off Hague Rd. , one block north of Fall Creek. $1,000 /mth + deposit. Would also consider selling on contract. Call 317-557-1111.

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Lane 4:00:49 p.m., accident property damage, 635 E. Carmel Drive 4:18:06 p.m., found/lost property, 11564 Creekside Lane E. 4:24:21 p.m., investigation, East 131st St. / Double Eagle Drive 4:34:11 p.m., accident property damage, 12900 N. Meridian St. 5:14:25 p.m., driving complaint, River Road / East 146th St. 5:24:22 p.m., suspicious activity, 2410 Harelston St. 6:10:12 p.m., civil dispute, 12489 N. Meridian St. 6:52:17 p.m., solicitor, 11611 Westwood Drive 7:07:41 p.m., harassment, 5241 Edward Court 7:14:56 p.m., juvenile complaint, 14490 Clay Terrace Blvd. 7:11:54 p.m., solicitor, 11718 Forest Park Lane 7:12:45 p.m., solicitor, Woodfield Drive / Woodfield Circle 8:06:56 p.m., harassment, 45 Granite Drive 8:32:16 p.m., accident property damage, 323 Haydn Drive 8:59:35 p.m., weapons complaint, 1391 S. Rangeline Road


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Oaks Drive 11:16:45 a.m., animal complaint, 1845 Fairmount St. 11:44:02 a.m., alarm burglar, 14018 Pondview Drive 12:21:52 p.m., accident property damage, 9601 College Ave. 12:53:30 p.m., accident property damage, 1421 S Rangeline Road 12:24:05 p.m., civil dispute, 429 Sheets Drive 1:27:58 p.m., alarm burglar, 11911 N. Meridian St. 1:35:13 p.m., investigation, East 116th St. / Monon Farms Lane 2:03:17 p.m., accident property damage, Clay Terrace Boulevard / North Meridian Street 2:18:57 p.m., solicitor, 14326 Avian Way 2:34:24 p.m., theft, 550 S Rangeline Road 3:04:52 p.m., juvenile complaint, 4118 Rolling Springs Drive 3:23:08 p.m., alarm burglar, 13425 Abercorn St. 3:22:40 p.m., investigation, 11558 Creekside Lane E. 3:30:17 p.m., solicitor, 5347 Creekbend Drive 3:42:04 p.m., theft, 1280 Helford


July 3 Boys- Stuelpe, Joseph and Rebecca July 4 Boys- Bledsoe, John Jr. and Stephanie; Vickroy, Carl and Lindsay; Morse, David and Vivianne Girls- Lucas, Christopher and Elizabeth July 5 Boys- Mitchell, Stephen and Johnson, Tiffany Girls- Meager, David and Caroline July 7 Boys- Schilt, Steven and Jennifer July 8 Boys- Phillips, Eric and Darlene July 9 Girls- Harris, Nathan and Ashley; Dunbar, Douglas Jr. and Elesha

6:21:36 a.m., suspicious activity, 900 E. 96th St. 6:41:33 a.m., investigation, 11712 Rolling Springs Drive 7:20:39 a.m., alarm burglar, 1430 W Carmel Drive 7:26:05 a.m., investigation, Haverstick Road / Lexington Lane 7:28:39 a.m., alarm burglar, 3450 W. 131st St. 7:48:48 a.m., theft, 5314 Breakers Way 8:12:16 a.m., alarm burglar, 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd. 8:04:49 a.m., criminal mischief, 5185 E. 131st St. 9:20:16 a.m., investigation, East 106th St. / Keystone Parkway North 9:42:24 a.m., investigation, 3 Civic Square 9:58:03 a.m., juvenile complaint, 697 Pro Med Lane 10:09:53 a.m., suspicious activity, Somerset Way South / Brookshire Parkway 10:38:32 a.m., investigation, E 116th St / Hazel Dell Parkway 10:50:36 a.m., investigation, Gray Road / Kingswood Drive 10:52:46 a.m., theft, 918 Twelve

Riley Speaks Take Action Against Childhood Obesity In the past three decades, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled for children 6 to 11 years old — and doubled for adolescents ages 12 to 19. With these trends on the rise, it’s not surprising that childhood obesity is the biggest health issue facing America’s youth. As a parent, you can take action today to help your child achieve a healthier weight. Behavior and lifestyle changes — namely proper nutrition and increased physical activity — can help significantly. Here are some practical tips that will get your child on a healthier track: • Change from full-dairy products to low-fat dairy. • Limit the number of high-calorie beverages, including fruit juices and sodas. Drink more water instead. • Try baking, grilling or broiling instead of frying. • Eat at a designated place, for example, the kitchen or dining room table. • Eat a fruit and/or a vegetable with each meal. • Incorporate healthy snacks into your child’s day. • Encourage active play every day. Go ahead and break a sweat!

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