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Arts funding held up in budget talks By Karen Kennedy •

Every year, approximately 1 percent of the city’s budget typically goes to help local arts organizations with their budgets. Arts Government organizations are allowed to request up to one-third of their previous years’ income. Based on these requests, Mayor Jim Brainard presents the City Council with a list of the organizations to receive funding, along with dollar amounts. The total dollar amount before the council for approval is $707,756, and the request list was submitted by the mayor on April 15. Yet since then, the resolution to grant these gifts has been repeatedly tabled at each council meeting, pending “approval of the 2013 budget,” and the organizations continue to wait for their requested funds. Why? “These are gifts,” Council Finance Chair Luci Snyder said. “I am not going to give a gift until I know that I have the money to do it.” Before agreeing to release arts funding, the City Council has been awaiting verification of line item income streams that were included in the 2013 budget as follows: • Utilities Management Fee: The city’s budget included $406,000 in back payment from last year and $812,000 for this year. Although those payments have not been made, Carmel City Utilities Director John Duffy has made a written confirmation that City Utilities has the funds and intends to make those payments. • Clay Township Fire Contract: The township and the city share the responsibility for the fire contract. In April, Clay Township made a payment to the city of $1.5 million for services in 2012. Clay Township has allocated $1.1 million in this year’s budget for the fire contract, but that allocation has not been approved by its board and is not scheduled for a vote until September. • CRC: The city’s 2013 budget also includes an anticipated payment from the CRC in the amount of $1.575 million. This payment is meant to defray the maintenance costs that the city now bears on all the buildings and property that the CRC turned over to the city last year. The council is awaiting confirmation from the

DISPATCHES Save the date – The Carmel Arts Council’s 20th Anniversary Gala, One Enchanted Evening, will be held at the Lucas Estate on Nov. 2. Cost is $150 per person. Henle and the Loops, an alldoctors band with one attorney, will donate its time for this event, which will include dinner, entertainment, upmarket silent auction and live auction. Burglaries reported – On July 17 around 2 p.m., the Carmel Police Dept. responded to a burglary call at 803 Walkabout Circle North. Upon arrival, police found four additional apartments and a garage that had been burglarized. The suspects entered through the front doors of the apartments and a side door of the garage. Items stolen included electronics, computers and jewelry, according to a police report. If you have any information regarding these burglaries, contact the Carmel Police Dept. Criminal Investigation Division at 571-2551 or Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS (8477).

Actors Theatre of Indiana is one of many organizations waiting on money from the city. (Submitted photo)

CRC that it will be able to make that payment, and a meeting is scheduled for July 24. During last week’s council meeting, Snyder made a rather unprecedented proposal to release half of the funds proposed for the Carmel Symphony, as Alan Davis, president and CEO of the Symphony has stated that he is not comfortable signing contracts with musicians until the funding is secured. However, that attempt failed, as Council member Eric Seidensticker said that a separate resolution needed to be crafted and signed to do so, and it was not possible to do that after the close of City Hall’s business day. That resolution will be on the agenda for the July 29 council meeting. “It’s important to remember that this is a gift. Many cities don’t provide for the arts at all. We are fortunate that Carmel does take the arts into consideration in their budget. We are grateful for whatever we receive, whenever we receive it. As an organization, we have to take the bull by the horns and solve our own problems,” said Jim Reilly, Executive Director of the Actors Theatre of Indiana. Visit for a list of organizations seeking funding.

ON THE WEB Re-accreditation A team of assessors from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will arrive Aug.11 to examine all aspects of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office including policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. As part of the assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Aug.12 at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton County Judicial Center Commissioner Court Room at 1 Hamilton County Square, Noblesville.


City launches Discover Carmel – Mayor Jim Brainard and the City of Carmel have added a video highlight feature to the city’s website to help tell a visually compelling story about the city as an ideal place to locate a business, work and live. Discover Carmel will make it easier to share the community’s best features with business site selectors, workforce development officials and potential employees. The site, produced by Crosspointe Studios LLC of Carmel, was created with the city, the Carmel Chamber of Commerce, and the local real estate community in mind, but is available to everyone at The link can also be found on the home page of the City of Carmel’s website at Greyhound pass closed – INDOT contractors have opened 151st Street west of U.S. 31. Access from U.S. 31 to the east entrance of Target was maintained during the closure, but traffic will now use the west entrance to access Target as work continues on the ramps connecting southbound U.S. 31 and 151st Street. With the opening of 151st Street, Greyhound Pass was closed on July 20 and will remain closed for about 30 days. The detour will route eastbound traffic south on Western Way to 146th Street and will route westbound traffic north on U.S. 31 to 151st Street. Annual meeting – The Carmel Repertory Theatre will host it annual meeting on July 28 at 5 p.m. at Studio 15, 15 First Ave. N.E. This meeting is open to the public.

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The Office of the Governor has proclaimed July 22 through 26 as Indiana Private College Week. All 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state are opening their doors to prospecOn stage tive students and their On July 12, the Jonas Brothers emerged on stage at families. A complete list of Klipsch Music Center, the second stop of their sum- participating campuses, mer tour. Playing to a packed venue, the skinnyas well as their event jeaned clad trio entertained the crowd as if they schedules, is available at had never left the stage for a three-year break.

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Mayor hosts iftar event

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Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and his wife, Liz, recently hosted a group of nearly 200 people at their home for an “iftar,” ramadan which is the term used to describe the nightly breaking of the Ramadan fast in the Muslim religion. The event was organized by the Al Salam Foundation, Inc. and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. Indiana’s Fifth District Congresswoman Susan Brooks was also in attendance. What is Ramadan? Ramadan occurs in the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. During Ramadan, all Muslims who are physically able to do so are obligated to fast from sunup to sundown every day for the entire month. They will have a small meal just before sunrise, known as “suhoor,” but they do not consume even a drop of water during the course of the day until sunset, at which time the fast is broken after prayer, and they consume their evening iftar (meal). Ramadan is not just a fasting period for devout Muslims. There is a strong spiritual element to the month as well, in which followers abstain not only from food and drink, (which they believe brings them closer to their God, Allah,) but also attempt to improve themselves by abstaining from any other impure or dishonest acts. Representatives of the Muslim Community Dr. Nadeem Ikhlaque, president of the Al Salam

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Foundation, spoke at the event, referring to Ramadan as a “month of blessing” and noting that experiencing hunger and thirst throughout the month allows Muslims to “develop sympathy and empathy for those who experience hunger not by choice, but by circumstance.” Other Honored Guests “I so admire what you’re doing,” Brooks said, “and this is an opportunity to strengthen ties to family and to the community. Ramadan should not be the only time we interact with people from other faiths, and the American dream isn’t owned by one class.” In closing, Brainard thanked the evening’s presenters and said, “When I study the history of our cities, I see that the most important advances take place when people of diverse backgrounds meet. Carmel’s diversity brings a richness to the fabric of our community, and our freedom of religion should be celebrated.”

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Citizens bring concerns to council By Karen Kennedy •

Old Town Resident speaks up Mary Eckert, a citizen of Old Town, spoke about her displeasure government over an Indianapolis Star article on the Midtown Redevelopment in which developer Justin Moffett was quoted as describing her neighborhood as “a hodge-podge of dumpy old rentals.” Moffett also asked for a letter to be read aloud in which he wished to clarify that he felt his quote was taken out of context, and that he was not referring to the entire Old Town area, simply a few small sections north of Main Street. Proposed gas station An executive from Citizens Energy Group asked the council to stop the proposed Rickers gas station at 146th Street and River Road due to concerns about potential water supply contamination should a tank failure occur. Council President Rick Sharp reminded all in attendance that this is not an issue for the council to decide. The area is zoned for use as a gas station; thus the council has no say in the matter.

Additionally, Carmel City Utilities has deemed the usage safe for the water supply. Councilor Kevin “Woody” Rider also noted that it would be of no avail to bring the water concern issue up at the upcoming Plan Commission meeting either, as the issue at hand there is appearance of the building, not the use of it. “We are not going to discuss water,” said Rider (referring to the land use meeting.) However, Councilor Ron Carter, who was among those who initially approved the PUD which allows the land to be used as a gas station, is now concerned. “I think we made a mistake,” he said. He expressed concerns about potential spills or tanker accidents. AACT Theatre Festival Sharp read a letter of thanks from the organizers of the AACT (American Association of Community Theatre) festival, which took place at the Center for the Performing Arts June 17 through 23. The letter read, in part, “Carmel was a gracious host, and our audiences loved the Tarkington Theatre and the Farmer’s Market.”

What happened: Finance, Administration and Rules Committee will review CRC contracts which are pending approval. What it means: Under the restructuring of the CRC, the council must approve all contracts exceeding $25,000.

What’s next: The meeting is scheduled for July 18.



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By Karen Kennedy • Several citizens have voiced concerns about a potential threat to the city’s water supply from the proposed condevelopment struction of a Rickers gas station at 146th Street and River Road, but Carmel City Council member and Plan Commission Chair Kevin “Woody” Rider would like them to understand why he feels those concerns are unfounded. “The PUD (planned unit development) for this land was created in 2007,” Rider said. “At that time, the area was approved for uses that would include a gas station. That was the time to voice concerns about water. I am not going to listen to the opinions of paid consultants. I am going to listen to the EPA, IDIM (Indiana Department of Environmental Management,) city utilities and city engineers. If they say it’s going to be safe, then I believe it’s going to be safe.” Plans by Turkey Hill to open a gas station in the same location in the past fell through. However, Rider wants to clarify the facts behind that for anyone who tried to make the argument that

Turkey Hill’s plans failed because of safety issues or city regulations. “We did not run them (Turkey Hill) off,” Rider said. “Their business plans changed. However, they had already spent $150,000 of their own money on an independent safety study. Rickers will benefit from that information, and has incorporated some of those safety points into their own plans.” Those plans include triple tanks (which is more than is required by the EPA) and a dry detention area that holds twice the capacity of a tanker. “Tanker trucks drive on 146th Street all the time,” Rider said. “They drive all over our city. No one wants a tanker accident to occur, but if it did, the Rickers station would be the absolute safest and best place to contain it.” Ultimately, according to Rider, if the city does not deem it safe, it simply will not happen, but he does not anticipate any problems. Representatives from the city engineering and utility departments will make their final recommendations on the project in a public Special Use Committee meeting on Aug. 6.

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Winning artist exhibits in Carmel

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A reception at ArtSplash gallery during July’s Gallery Walk launched Indianapolis photographer Marie Reamer’s exhibit “MeditaArts tions on the Mediterranean and Monte Carlo.” Images feature the Mediterranean Sea from Antibes to the French Riveria plus architectural elements of Monte Carlo. Reamer’s photographs offer vibrant colors and a depth that mimics scenes experienced by the naked eye. Pieces such as “A Little Shop” offer a surreal quality of texture. “These images are more than photographs,” one observer at the reception said. “It’s like being there yourself.” “I love to shoot cityscapes and urban images,” Reamer said. “I see art and beauty in a gritty, broken down building, as well as in the beautiful scene of an architectural wonder.” She captures her images with a Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR but her techniques with high dynamic range and tone mapping are the key to attaining such life-like intensity. With five layers of an image, she can emphasize dominant colors and light while deepening shadows. Though her interest in photography started during her years at the Universities of Utah and Connecticut, she expanded her skills with classes and darkroom workshops at the Art Center of Indianapolis.

Marie Reamer at her ArtSplash Gallery exhibit reception. (Photo taken by Nina Johnson)

She prints her photos on an Epson 4900 Stylus photo printer with archival-quality paper she guaranteed would “remain stable over 200 years” with proper care. Reamer was named a 2013 Hoosier Woman Artist for her piece “Indianapolis Cityscape.” This piece draws attention to the abstract beauty of shadows on the warm colors of an urban setting. The public is welcome to view this image on display in Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann’s office entry room. “Visitors are encouraged to stop by Room 333 in the State House to view the art with friends and family during normal business hours,” Ellspermann said. ArtSplash Gallery, 111 W. Main St., will display Reamer’s exhibit with matted prints available for purchase through July. The exhibit includes an exclusive look at photographs from her travels to Mexico. Reamer’s online galleries include flowers, European and U.S. travels, the art of wine and chromatic studies at




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500 jobs on their way

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A lease has been signed and renovations have begun at 12800 Hamilton Crossing Blvd. as San Diego-based coming soon American Specialty Health makes its plans to open offices that will ultimately house a minimum of 500 employees. What is ASH? ASH provides innovative insurance coverage and wellness programs that focus on healthy living and prevention. CEO George DeVries, a graduate of Culver Military Academy, founded the company in 1987 as a chiropractic network and management company in southern California. It was the first client health plan to offer a supplemental chiropractic benefit. Within one year, it had more than 14,000 insured members. It began to include acupuncture in its coverage in 1997, massage therapy in 1998, and naturopaths in 2000, by which time it had provider networks

established in all 5- states. ASH has received numerous recognitions and awards, including: • One of the country’s Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles by the National Business Group on Health • Inc.’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies • One of San Diego’s Best Places to Work by San Diego Magazine • One of the country’s 15 Fittest Companies by Men’s Health Magazine It covers nearly 26 million members. ASH has a small satellite office on 96th Street which houses nine employees. Those employees will be incorporated into the new office as it is completed. It is expected that several hundred California-based ASH workers will be relocated to the Carmel area. ASH is privately held and reported revenues of $221 million last year. It also has offices in Dallas, Texas and Columbia, S.C.

Dance team attends nationals – Edge Force Competition Team of Performer’s Edge in Carmel attended its first National Competition at Showstoppers in Sandusky, Ohio, where they competed against dozens of dance studios from many states. Their entries placed as follows: “Fashion Love” group production received eighth overall in Teen Competitive Super Group, “Sweet Sisterly Love” with Ally Vaughan and Josie Brown received tenth overall in Teen Competitive Duo/Trio, “Bad Girls” received tenth place overall in Senior Competitive Large Group, “Senorita” with Ally Vaughan, Josie Brown, and Olivia Smulevitz placed tenth overall in Teen Competitive Duo/Trio. Emily Long placed second overall in Mini Competitive solo, Kendall Greene placed tenth overall in Junior Competitive Solo, Olivia Smulevitz placed fifth overall in Teen Competitive Solo, Kari Baker placed fourth overall in Senior Competitive Solo. Auditions for the Edge Force Dance Competition Team will be Aug. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Performer’s Edge Dance Theatre, 12955 Old Meridian St.

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suggested merchandising ideas and overall marketed the band. In the last couple years that the Beatles were Wearing jeans and a black shirt that said a band, they were really excited to be business“Peace, Love & Rock ‘n Roll,” Ken Mansfield, the men, and Apple gave them that opportunity, former U.S. manager for the sharing Beatle’s Apple Records label, Mansfield said. Apple was more than a record company, it was also a film and publishing comspoke about his time with pany. The idea was to get all their touring and the band and his relationship with Christ. publishing money into one place. Mansfield was summoned to speak “Their goal, because they grew up on behalf of Carmel United Methodist common, was to create a big corporaChurch two times on July 14 at the 11 tion,” he said. a.m. church service and again at 3:30 Reminiscing about his memories of p.m. at SoHo Cafe. the band members, Mansfield said the The Carmel United Methodist Church four Beatles had very distinct personaliis always looking for something that is ties. George Harrison was a peaceful, common to the general public to bring Mansfield loving, kind and gentle person. Ringo people in and the Beatles were the Starr was the type of guy “that you could be perfect universal subject, said a minister of the buddies with in less than 10 minutes.” Paul Mcchurch, Ray Marsh. Cartney was the instigator, the leader, the one “We are trying to reach these folks who didn’t who came up with the ideas, “he was an enerhave a church or relationship with Christ to gy.” John Lennon, at first was like the rest of the come hear Ken speak,” Marsh said. band, but once Yoko Ono came into the picture, For the past 11 years, Mansfield has been he became very withdrawn and cynical. Lennon an ordained minister speaking at colleges and thought his fame would help him promote world churches around the country, sharing his tespeace, and when things wouldn’t work out, he timony about how his high times in the music industry led to his downfall, and created the rela- would become very frustrated, Mansfield said. Mansfield answered many questions that any tionship he now holds with God. Beatlemania fanatic would want to know. He As the U.S. manager for Apple Records (not assaid Lennon never meant to insult anyone when sociated with Apple Computer) from 1968 to 1970, he said the Beatles were more popular than Mansfield helped the Beatles decide which records to release, created promotional campaigns, Jesus. In fact, Lennon’s point was that there was

a problem with the world’s youth to put so much emphasis on a rock band. Also, Yoko Ono did not break up the band, “that would be giving her too much credit.” Mansfield’s favorite Beatles album is “Abbey Road” because it was very creative after all the turmoil they had been through. “You can hear the tension in ‘The White Album,’ but you don’t hear it in Abbey Road.” Aside from being the U.S. manager of Apple Records, the Director of Capitol Records, the Vice President of MGM, and the President of the CBS label, Ken Mansfield wrote four books later in his life. His book “The Beatles, the Bible, and Bodega Bay: My Long and Winding Road” is one of the most popular books ever written about the Beatles. Mansifeld talked about the tragedy of having so much success in a young man’s life, and how it doesn’t always produce inner fulfillment. “I made success my god,” he said. “I was alone and lost in a godless world.” He shared the story of how he went from having one of the top resumes in the music industry, to having a rebirth in Nashville as a stagehand after he closed down his own label. “God knew I had to go broke, before I could be broken,” he said.

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Former Carmel businessman Thomas Redmond Jr. pled guilty and was sentenced July 18 for defrauding 10 victims, nine of whom were elderly, out of more than $580,000. Redmond pled guilty to eight counts of securities fraud, a Class B felony, and two counts of securities fraud, a Class C felony. He was sentenced to 15 years, 10 years executed, and to pay restitution to the victims. The 10-year executed sentence is to be served as four years in the Indiana Dept. of Correction and six years in a work release program. The case was prosecuted by Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry’s office following an investigation conducted by Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s Securities Division. “It’s unfortunate that, again, we have a pro-

fessional misusing his position of trust to scam personal acquaintances. Redmond was a financial advisor who admitted to investigators that he began taking client funds for his own personal use in 2004, according to a release from Lawson’s office. He concealed the misappropriation of his clients’ funds by sending them fraudulent statements which purported to show the returns on their investments. He also made payments back to some of his clients, often through funds taken from other victims as is typical in a “Ponzi” scheme, Lawson stated. Redmond was permanently barred from selling securities by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in 2011, but failed to inform his clients or his employer that his license to sell securities had been revoked and continued to facilitate transactions.

Edith Alberta Byrd, 87, of Hamilton County, passed away July 14. She was born on April 27, 1926, in Tipton County to the late John “Roma” and Velma Freeman Straley. Before she retired in 1988, she worked as a small property claims adjuster with Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance. Byrd along with her husband, Orval, served Baptist churches in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and First Baptist Church in Carmel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 2008; sisters, Mary Snow, Inez VanBriggle, Joan Scalf, Sarah Yeary and brother, Sam Thorp. Survivors include sons; Roger D. (Bonita), Stephen (Linda) and Philip B. (Brenda) Boyd; grandchildren, Leah (Carl), Dathan, Stephen (Holly), Seth (Julie), Sam, Bradley and Emily Byrd; great grandchildren, Landon, Aaron and Olivia and Sarah and Micah; sisters Helen Agnew, Wilma Snipes and Carolyn Conaway and sister-in-law, Margie Thorp. The funeral was July 20 at Colonial Hills Baptist Church where she was a member. Burial follwed in Byrd Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be given to Colonial Hills Baptist Church (Missions). Visit to share a memory and sign Edith’s guestbook. Arrangements were handled by Bussell and Bell Family Funerals, Carmel.

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Make it your magical moment Commentary by Jeff McDermott

During the week of July 22 through 26, the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative will again competition proudly host the 2013 High School Vocal Academy and Competition. Ten poised and talented high school students hailing from across the country have qualified in regional competitions in 22 states to participate in a five-day “boot camp” interpreting and performing the music of the Great American Songbook. These young artists have been carefully selected from the best of the best to come to Carmel and compete. The week will culminate July 26 at 8 p.m. at The Palladium where the finalists will each perform two songs from the genre. The winner will be crowned in front of a live audience, earning him or her the unique title of the Youth Ambassador of the Great American Songbook. Our Youth Ambassador also will receive a cash award, perform in concert with Michael Feinstein, be highlighted at next year’s Encore Gala, sing our National Anthem at an upcoming Colts game before more than 65,000 fans and much more. Did I mention these talented young people are still just in high school? You will need to see it to believe it. The vocal competition also helps fill an unfortunately growing void in national arts education. Why invest in the arts? Studies clearly show stu-

dents who are involved in arts programs, on average, perform better academically and are more likely to volunteer in their communities. Yet, the Dept. of Education reports that only 56 percent of public high schools include music education as a requirement for graduation. Sadly, roughly 2.1 million children across the country receive no music education at all. The lack of focus for arts education and funding in our schools is a national problem. The High School Academy and Vocal Competition is one step toward the solution. Previous winners and finalists have established impressive resumes. They have performed with Feinstein at his club in Manhattan, competed on American Idol, appeared with greats such as Marvin Hamlisch, Liza Minnelli and Marilyn Maye, and received admission to competitive performing arts programs at collegiate and professional levels. How fortunate we are that tomorrow’s stars are being discovered and their careers are being launched right here in Carmel. The competition brings together the best high school vocalists in the country who all share a great passion for the music of the Songbook. For ticket information see page 24. Jeff McDermott is Chairman of The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative Board of Directors.


When a child starts school behind, he or she is more likely to stay behind. United Way of Central Indiana’s Kindergarten Countdown helps at-risk children in Hamilton County transition successfully into kindergarten ready to learn through participation in a four-week summer camp. Since 2011, United Way has teamed up with Indiana University Health to ensure Kindergarten Countdown at Sheridan Elementary School has been a success. • In 2011, attendees’ reading readiness scores increased by an average of 30%; in 2012 they increased by 38%. • Children who attend Kindergarten Countdown become leaders in the classroom and act as role models for others. Research shows that it is never too early to prepare children for kindergarten. At United Way, we want all children to enter school excited and ready to learn, and your support makes this possible. Visit us at to learn more about our education initiatives.

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From left: Members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office team Joe Faucett, Tom Gehlhausen, Scott Goff, Kurt Delong, Danielle Roque, Scott Jones, Sheriff Mark Bowen, Sandra Feazel, Jagen Arnold and Bryant Orem participate in the Cops Cycling for Survivors bike ride. (Submitted photo)

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Each day, Indiana law enforcement officers put themselves in harm’s way to keep their communities safe Philanthropy and each year some officers pay the ultimate price in performance of their duty. On July 8, 10 members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office participated in the first day of the Cops Cycling for Survivors bike ride to remember and honor those officers who have been killed in the line of duty. While riding almost 80 miles from Indianapolis to Richmond on Day 1

of a 13-day, 1,000 mile trek, deputies met with families and survivors of fallen officers as well as stopped to memorialize the officers. Deputy Bryant Orem said this is the third year that the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has participated in the ride and the group raised nearly $1,700 to contribute to the ride this year. The Cops Cycling for Survivors foundation assists with the financial and emotional needs of survivors as well as making sure that fallen officers are never forgotten. Each summer, the group sponsors a bike ride that circles the state. More than $26,000 was raised this year in the Ride to Remember.

Brooks to host “Connect with your Congresswoman” – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.) will host her first Connect with your Congresswoman open house on July 26 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Hamilton East Public Library. Constituents are encouraged to visit with Brooks and her District 5 staff to discuss a wide variety of issues and affairs that play a daily role in the lives of 5th District residents. “This is a great way for people to learn more about the services my office provides and share their thoughts on meaningful topics,” Brooks said. “Spending time with constituents is my favorite part of this job, and I look forward to a productive and informative gathering.” Attendees will be able to meet the Congresswoman in person and also discuss matters with several district office staff members in attendance. For more information, visit www.SusanWBrooks.

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Clothing line was created to help Ethiopian children By Katy Frantz • Carmel resident Hannah Blachly has not only an inspiration to support community organizations in Ethiopia, but cover story the means to raise the money through a business she helped create. As she was studying nursing at Purdue University last year, her boyfriend, Riley Rapp, came to her with an idea for a philanthropic business. She jumped on board right away, and they collaborated together to start the business. Combining Rapp’s study of entrepreneurship with his fascination with fashion, they formed a clothing line that had a greater purpose. Blachly volunteered to update any form of interaction the business would have through facebook, twitter, instagram and a blog. Rapp’s grandma, Judy Burton, who owns a screen-printing business in Tipton, joined the (Right) Jesse Getiso came home with the Craigs in 2011. From left, Alex, Kathy, Jesse and Steve Craig. (Below left) Hannah Blachly and Riley Rapp helped paint at the Lebu Youth Community Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They returned from the trip earlier in July. (Below right) Jesse G. Clothing will stay in touch with Mathewos Shamo and Almaz Aeresahin, both directors at Hannah’s Hope, to stay updated on what the community’s youth need. (Submitted photo)

team. Close friends, Benjamin Gardner and Brandon Porter, also offered their skills in technology. Even Rapp’s younger brother, Whitaker, offered to help with shipping and packaging arrangements. Hannah says the business is “definitely a team effort.” Rapp and Blachly were ready to launch the business, but they had yet to find a cause to support or a name for the business. Both came through their close friends who invited them on a recent trip to Ethiopia.

The Inspiration

The name of the business, Jesse G. Clothing, is inspired by the Craig family and their adopted son, Jesse Getiso. Rapp and Blachly met the Craig family at Young Life, a student ministry, in which they all served. Through volunteering together at summer camps and weekly clubs, they formed a tight bond. Steve and Kathy Craig, who live in McCordsville, had their daughter, Alex, 10 years ago.

Unable to have more kids and feeling that their family wasn’t complete, the Craigs pursued adoption. It wasn’t Plan A or Plan B, they say, but God’s plan. They worked with All God’s Children International to find an orphanage, and finally to adopt Jesse. The close connection that Kathy felt with Ethiopia didn’t leave her after the adoption. She knew she needed to return. This past December she extended the invitation to Rapp and Blachly. They responded with an enthusiastic “yes.” With that first step off the plane into Addis Ababa, Ethiopia came with overwhelming scents both familiar and foreign to the American nose. Yet the smell of potent spice and stench of trash littering the streets were not as vivid to them as the memory of men, women and children working to serve their community with little to no resources. The group has poignant memories of a youth rehab center they visited during the weeklong trip. The center was a correctional facility intended to be a place for boys to be mentored, to play games and to grow. Instead, Kathy said it looked like a “mud pit in a cage” with vacant buildings that couldn’t be used due to structural damage. The boys who live there call it “a jail.” Men educated as social workers run the facility and spend every day mentoring the boys. “What they want (the rehab center) to be is a place where there are games and soccer balls,” Rapp said. “But they don’t have any of that. They don’t have any of the resources.” It is places like the rehab center that Rapp and Blachly plan to support through their business, Jesse G. Clothing. They formed a relationship with All God’s Children International. The business provides 50 percent of the gross product from each sale of clothing to the organization. Every two months there will be “projects” in

Help Jesse G. support its causes: Every two months there will be “projects” in Ethiopia that Jesse G. Clothing will support. To learn more about The Food Project visit their project page at: Jesse G. Clothing also has personal contact with the directors of an orphanage in Ethiopia called Hannah’s Hope. The orphanage works with orphan care homes and the community to provide for orphans and promote orphan prevention programs. To learn more about this ministry visit: ethiopia-missions.

Ethiopia that Jesse G. Clothing will support. “I think it’s great that we get to reach out to so many different kids,” Blachly said, “Rather than focusing on one center or orphanage.” She emphasized that though a lot of thought is put into the design and choice of clothing, the main focus is to serve the community and share that message with others. Rapp and Blachly see the business as “a simple way for people to do big things.” Their vision is to see individuals in Hamilton -RIley Rapp County and the United States serve alongside them by spreading the word. Anybody can help by telling a friend, a cousin, or a neighbor about Jesse G. Clothing and the work that can be done in Ethiopia through purchasing a T-shirt. That’s why on their website Rapp and Blachly consider Jessie G. Clothing a clothing line that’s “Not Just For You.”

“It’s so much more about spreading a story and a cause, then about the clothing.”

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Take another shot It is our position that the proposed location for a gun store and shooting range in the heart of Carmel needs to be reexamined. Mayor Brainard hit the nail on the head by stating that the proposal is not appropriate. Though zoning for such a facility may be perfectly within the legal limits, sometimes common sense needs to prevail over legality. The planned location just north of the Monon Trail is near housing, Carmel High School and neighbors Dairy Queen. Treating the kids or the local little league team to an ice cream sundae with the sound of bullets in the background and folks packing heat in the neighboring parking doesn’t exactly scream, “family friendly.” Certainly, there is a location that is more appropriate for housing a gun store and shooting range. A similar facility recently opened in Blue Ash, an upscale suburb of Cincinnati and has garnered several noise complaints from neighbors. While the business is in compliance with community zoning laws, the noise is still a nuisance. Is it a coincidence that the proposed Carmel location is across the street from a funeral home or a foreshadowing of unintended consequences of such a business in the middle of town? Take another shot at finding a more appropriate location.

A loss for words Commentary by Terry Anker The words escape me. While our interactions are made up of countless verbal and nonverbal communications each day – really in almost every moment of each day, the use of language is perhaps the most relied upon. Yet, in so many areas of our lives, we seem unable or unwilling to identify and deploy the right words at the right time. Too often we sit idly by as those closest to us struggle or slip into despair, yet we fail to express concern, support or even attention to the matter. Many years ago when our oldest was just a toddler, we were visiting family for a holiday meal. Like many homeowners, they had an area rug to anchor the seating area in the living room. The toddler did as toddlers do and teetered around all the while developing his emerging equilibrium. Eventually he fell, hitting the coffee table and opening a cut on his forehead. During the ensuing chaos, one of the adults, clearly upset by the drama, exclaimed, “I KNEW

this was going to happen.” Was he upset at the rug placement? Was he upset by my lack of attentive parenting? Was he upset that the boy had not mastered standing up? It wasn’t really clear, but if he knew of the impending harm, why didn’t he work to prevent it? Could a word in advance have avoided the damage? When asked, he expressed an inability to come up with the words to warn without criticism and risked being chastised had he sounded the alarm too vociferously. Today, the talking heads scream and yell about Warren, Treyvon, Kanye and Rupert with equal fervor. Yet, we still seem unable to find the words to have a conversation about the economy, media, teachers or race. What are we losing because of our loss for words? Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@currentincarmel. com.

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We heartily salute Americans for Tax Reform ( for getting up underneath all the verbiage of the Obamacare documents to reveal the top five most-absurd taxpayer-funded plan promotions (and no, we’re not making this up; stay with us, please): Coffee-cup sleeves. Oregon may begin printing Obamacare notices on coffee cup sleeves so everyone is aware of the great “opportunity” for higher premiums. “That’s what we’re thinking right now for getting to those hard-to-reach populations,” a spokeswoman for the Oregon Insurance Exchange said. Really, she did say that. “Modern Family” plot revisions. California has signed a $900,000 contract with a public relations firm to market the state Obamacare exchange. One proposal is to write about the exchange in plotlines for primetime shows. We always thought our tax dollars somehow ended up in Hollywood; now, we know. Airplane banner ads over beaches. Federal dollars provided through exchange grants in Connecticut will pay for beach flyovers advertising Obamacare. Wait! It gets better (or worse, depending on your appetite for sheer idiocy). “Get covered” messages on sunscreen containers. Access Health CT, the official state health insurance exchange, will even be at Sailfest, a southeastern Connecticut event that attracts more than 300,000 people annually, to promote the exchange. Thank the Constitution State citizens for paying for that, uh, effort. Porta-Potty ads. Washington’s health exchange is promoting itself to young people in the music-loving state with outreach at concerts and music festivals, so why not do a branding exercise in or on the portable bathrooms? Because it, like the rest of the aforementioned, are typically dunderheaded efforts to spread a message no one wants to hear because the creators of the initiative don’t understand it in the first place. ’Merica! Home of the free (for now), and the land of a whole lot of government idiots. Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@

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My type of crowd

Editor, I am Infuriated by Dairy Queen owner Mina Khoury for his comments “...I can’t believe he (Mayor Brainard) would want a business like this and the type of crowd it would attract.” This transparency of ignorance displayed by Khoury is precisely what is allowing the right to bare arms debate to be taken out of reality and into fictional arguments framed by personal opinions rather than facts. I will describe EXACTLY who would patron an indoor gun range. I would – a 32-year-old professional male with a wife and two children under 4 to protect. I am educated, well adjusted and seek the welfare of my neighbor or community. Who else would utilize such a place? How about all the fine men and women who protect our city

called the Police Department, Or the 21.5 million veterans who have been trained by our government to use guns as a means of protecting our safety and freedom. The truth is that gun ranges are for safety conscious good Americans who feel the honorable duty to protect victims and take a stand against injustice. I for one will utilize a gun range to practice and prepare for a moment I pray will never come, where I am the last line of defense between evil and those in need of protection, primarily my family. Don’t worry Mina Khoury, you will no longer have to deal with me as I will no longer be supporting your Dairy Queen, I clearly understand you don’t like my “type of crowd.” Zack Parker, 46032

Kudos to Carmel

Editor, This is to offer a huge thank you to the city of Carmel for your participation in AACTFest 2013. There were nearly 400 people from all across the country attending the American Association of Community Theatres’ biennial festival. Carmel was pristine in its beauty, with lovely flowers everywhere to set off the charming architecture. These theatre mavens particularly appreciated the Performing Arts Center. We had been told that convention goers forge an attitude about a city based not only on the



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Differences make them special Commentary by Danielle WIlson

After spending two weeks immersing myself in five currencies, four languages, and three continents, I thought I’d share some humor thoughts from my adventures in Morocco, Egypt and Turkey. Admittedly, I was anxious about being kidnapped or shivved. I was headed to three Islamic countries in Africa and the Middle East, and as people continuously reminded me, “That’s where the terrorists live!” In actuality, though, people there are just like folks here (except for Cairo motorists – they’re insane!) Yes, we did have a couple of times where we thought we might be on our way to an untimely and torturous death, such as when two taxi drivers in Casablanca kept trading us back and forth and arguing in Arabic as they drove side-by-side on a rural road. And an angry mob did beat on our car as we attempted to reach the pyramids. But those moments were simply a conspiracy plot between our overly active imaginations and Muslim stereotypes. The cabbies were just trying to get us to the airport without blowing an engine on the highway and the Giza men just wanted customers. Everyone we met was extremely welcoming and adored Americans, even gingers. I heard “pretty lady” a lot! I also stressed about stomach bugs and/or food poisoning. Nothing ruins a vacation like traveler’s diarrhea. To that end, I was adamant about not drinking “the water” and avoiding all street

foods and raw produce. But what’s the fun in that? So, we took our chances with vender falafel, pigeon pastille, and several platters of freshly washed vegetables. Doo had one “bad” day of koshary butt (due more from the spices than the quality of the food, I suspect), but even he said it was worth it. Couscous, lamb tanjine, rice pudding – these are now a few of my favorite things! A visit to this part of the world wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t spend a morning haggling over a rug. In our case, we didn’t know we were in the process of buying one until an hour in. We just thought the nice man giving us a thorough history of local textiles and serving us mint tea was being hospitable. Nope. He put aluminumsiding salesmen to absolute shame. We took more than 700 pictures and 30 videos, encountered cobras, belly dancers and 5,000-year-old mummies, and haggled our way into a beautiful hand-made Moroccan carpet. But the most memorable part was the people. Their faith, languages and currencies were definitely “foreign,” but their friendships will be valued all the more for exactly those differences. Here’s hoping you get the chance to do some adventurous traveling of your own. Sa-laam out.

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Trust has always been a key factor in dealing with a government, organizations, business partners, subordinates, peers, politics family and friends. Trust is built during a period of time but can be broken quite easily. Remember how your trust meter dropped when you caught someone you knew in a lie? It is virtually impossible to trust individuals or organizations who don’t tell the truth. As a child growing up in Chicago, my parents would only lock the door to our house at bedtime or when we went out, because they trusted people. I doubt that happens today in Chicago or even in Hamilton County where we have such a low crime rate. So where does this put trust in our society today? Trust is based on the truth, so with liars running amok in America it has become difficult to trust anyone, especially politicians and government. Does this mean that we can’t trust anyone or anything? No, but it will be a long time before people will be able to trust politicians and government based on what continues to come from Washington. This also holds true here in Indiana when we have been lied to or had facts omitted on many issues being pitched to us. Since I don’t see a lot of movement among politicians and government to correct the problems or take action against the offenders, I don’t

think that trust will be restored soon. We have IRS employees going unpunished for infringing on personal liberty, and spending almost $50 million for lavish conferences. We have the National Security Agency allowing a low-level employee access to a huge amount of our personal data without monitoring his activity. Then they tell us not to worry about all of our telephone records and emails on file somewhere because they only get looked at after getting a court order. How can anyone trust these people and organizations? Well, what do we do; just sit here and trust the politicians and government? Absolutely not! Our only direct power to change government is to vote the liars and untrustworthy politicians out of office. It amazes me that Congress as a whole has a less than an 8-percent approval rating yet 95+ percent of the individual Congress people are reelected every two years. I also don’t understand why just a small percentage of eligible voters in Hamilton County register to vote, and even fewer actually do vote. We cannot continue on this path if we want to keep the liberties in our Constitution. Please, Wake up, America!


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THIS WEEK Concert – Tim Wright of the Wright Brothers Band will perform at Hubbard & Cravens at Carmel City Center on July 26. on CARMEL the outdoor patio from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (in case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved inside Hubbard & Cravens). Wright is most famous for performing with the Wright Brothers but also is known for a voice as nimble as his fingers. He’ll move from singing in a Garth Brooks twang to a James Taylor song all while picking a seemingly endless succession of stringed instruments: banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dobro, and pedal steel. Hubbard & Cravens is on the interior of Carmel City Center on the southwest corner of Range Line Road and City Center Drive. For reservations, contact Hubbard & Cravens at 805-1888.

Fight choreographer Eric Bryant, from left, instructs Jordan Donica (Romeo) and Clay Mabbitt (Tybalt) during a rehearsal of “Romeo and Juliet.” (Photo submitted by David Heighway)

Celebrating 20 years of the Bard

By Mark Johnson •

When the Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission opens its production of “Romeo and Juliet” on July 26, it will be making theater Noblesville history. This summer’s production will mark the 20th anniversary of the commission’s “Shakespeare in the Park,” Central Indiana’s longest running annual event featuring the works of the Bard. During those 20 years, the productions have spanned the width and breadth of William Shakespeare’s literary plays: comedy, tragedy, history plays. Hamilton County historian David Heighway remembers the inaugural production from 1993. “It was ‘A Mid Summer’s Night Dream,’ he said. “We’ve also done the play twice since then.” Heighway said the popularity of the annual presentation is due to Shakespeare’s poetry, honor, laughter, magic and love. “Since the first production, it’s been steadily popular,” he said. “Attendance varies from year to year, usually depending on the weather. The great thing about a production this size is that it’s light on its feet, light on the expenses. It runs on its own steam.” Now entering its third decade, Heighway said performances are for the family and audience members of all ages. “The relaxed audience atmosphere in combination with modern explanations make the performance understandable even for those people

have as good a cast as you can have. It’s cerunfamiliar with Shakespeare. It is all part of a tainly as good a cast as I’ve ever worked with. fun and memorable event,” he said. That is where the challenge comes in, For director Ryan Shelton, the prothe actors challenge themselves and duction is all about the fun. During a challenge each other. It becomes colTuesday evening rehearsal, Shelton laborative. Actors understand how to took time between scenes to discuss the challenges of staging a production, push other actors.” the significance of just the right cast, “We wanted to do something special for the 20th anniversary of Shakeand the best parts of “Romeo and Juliet. speare in the Park,” he said. “That’s Sporting a “Star Wars” T-shirt, Shelton is Shelton why we chose ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ enthusiastic, energetic, and cordial. “It’s quite an honor to work for something that Sometimes, people forget just how well writmeans so much,” he said. “It feels good to be able ten ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is. There is just so much there, that sometimes people don’t catch the to give something back to the community.” little moments.” When asked about the challenges of mountWhat are those moments that Shelton hopes ing a production of this sort, Shelton paused for the audience catches? What is it they he hopes a moment. “The key is that they don’t seem like challeng- the audience will take from this production of es,” he said, thoughtfully. “It’s a matter of findone of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies? “Well,” he said, “I hope that when they leave, ing the right cast, finding the right people. From they feel like they have really experienced ‘Rothere, it becomes an adventure! We get a great cast, and my challenge is done. For this play, we meo and Juliet!’ They’ve witnessed the greatest play in the English language and that they have lived in that world for two hours!” Know more Heighway has similar hopes. “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed July “I hope that they leave knowing that we 26; July 27; and Aug. 1 through Aug. 3 at have the capability to stage productions such Seminary Park, 10th and Hannibal streets, as this,” he said. “We want the audience to unNoblesville. The shows will begin at dusk, derstand that this is free, family-friendly, casual approximately 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. and comfortable. To go, relax, and enjoy.” Donations are always welcome. Guests For more information about the Shakespeare are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and picnic with them. in the Park and the Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission, visit

Acoustic tunes – Take in the summer air and acoustic tunes at the Fridays After Dark Music Series July 26. Scott Greeson will FISHERS be delivering the tunes for the evening, and you’ll be able to buy a bite to eat, with Gigi’s Cupcakes and Cutie Pies Pizza on hand. The performance is from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Dr. The show is free, and lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. The weather line is 595-3491. The Lincoln Exhibit – The exhibit on how President Abraham Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three NOBLESVILLE intertwined crises of the Civil War – the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties – will be on display at the Hamilton East Public Library Noblesville branch, 1 Library Plaza, through Friday, July 26. “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” is a traveling exhibition composed of informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment. Brave – Westfield will kick off its inaugural Family Movies in the Park series with Pixar’s “Brave” on Friday. The free movie WESTFIELD will begin approximately at 9 p.m. in Asa Bales Park, 205 W. Hoover St. Last year’s Academy Award for Best Animated Film is about a skilled archer named Merida who defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in the kingdom by expressing the desire to not marry. After consulting a witch for help, Merida accidentally transforms her mother into a bear and is forced to undo the spell herself before it is too late. Musical evenings – Come to Hopwood Cellars for two evenings of great music. On July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. enjoy the sounds zionsVILLE of Jon Strahl “Delta Blues.” Then, from 8 to 10 p.m. on July 27 catch Chrisy D belting out pop, blues and soul - wait until you hear this voice.

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Competition  extends its reach By Jay Harvey • “The Song Is You” runs the title of a standard from the vast library of what Michael Feinstein calls the Great American Songbook, and in fact the 2013 Great American Songbook High School Vocal Academy and Competition tries to forge an identity between young vocal talents and the enduring output of America’s best popular songwriters in the era roughly between World War I and the Vietnam War. It’s not surprising that the song, by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, also lends its name to the current fund-raising campaign for the Feinstein Initiative’s showcase of great American songs and their up-and-coming interpreters. Financial support and emerging artists necessarily go together in such ventures.  This year’s competition, a ticketed public event, will take place July 26 at the Palladium. It will cap a five-day academy putting the 10 contestants through their paces with members of the jury, who are also described as mentors to underline the educational purpose of the project. Sandi Patty and Sylvia McNair will conduct a master class with Feinstein; Jim Caruso and Jane Monheit will each lead a workshop with the students and combine their expertise for a workshop with the finalists.  The contestants, all in high school at the time of their selection, were chosen as the result of five regional competitions, each of them comprising 10 participants who topped the field of online applicants in their respective regions. For the first time since Feinstein inaugurated the competition in 2009, 22 states were declared eligible places of residence, doubling the reach of the contest, according to competition director Chris Lewis. To accommodate the expansion, a fifth regional competition was added — in Atlanta. The other regional centers where one-day workshops, master classes and evening performances took place in May and June are Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Ann Arbor, Mich.  The 2013 participants will be competing for a $3,000 cash award and the opportunity to share the bill with Feinstein in a professional engagement at a location to be determined. Performance opportunities extend for a year beyond the top singer’s selection; they include singing the national anthem at an Indianapolis Colts home game and performing at the 2014 Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Gala.  Second- and third-place awards of $2,000 and $1,500, respectively, are stipulated for furthering the recipients’ musical education. For ticket information, visit

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• What: Master Class with Michael Feinstein and Sylvia McNair • When: July 24, 2 to 5 p.m. • Where: Palladium – Free admission, open to the public • What: Master Class with Michael Feinstein and Sandi Patty • When: July 25, 2 to 5 p.m. • Where: Palladium – Free admission, open to the public

Five-time Grammy nominee and founder of the Feinstein Initiative Michael Feinstein conducts a master class with two-time Grammy winner Sylvia McNair.

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And  the  judges  are . . . Great American Songbook Vocal Academy and Competition judges include: Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Jane Monheit is a two-time Grammy nominated vocalist, known around the world for her jazz and adult contemporary style. In addition to her own recordings, including nine albums and two DVD’s, she has worked alongside the likes of Michael Bublé, Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell and Ivan Lins.  Recognized internationally, Monheit has performed at most, if not all of the main concert and jazz venues around the world.  Sandi Patty is one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and 11 million units sold. Patty is simply known as The Voice. Sylvia McNair is a two-time Grammy Award winner and regional Emmy Award winner. Her journey has taken her from the Metropolitan Opera to the Salzburg Festival, from the New York Philharmonic to the Rainbow Room, from the Ravinia Festival to The Plaza, from the pages of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to the London Times and the cover of Cabaret Scenes. She has appeared as a soloist multiple times with nearly every major opera company and symphony orchestra in the world. Jim Caruso made his Broadway debut alongside Liza Minnelli in the Tony Award winning show, Liza’s At The Palace!, singing, dancing and celebrating the music and arrangements of the late, great Kay Thompson and the Williams Brothers. For the past 10 years, he has hosted a weekly Monday night showbiz bash called “Jim Caruso’s Cast Party,” at Birdland Jazz Club.  

2012 Great American Songbook High School Vocal Academy and Competition winner Nick Ziobro performs with Michael Feinstein in New York City in September, 2012.

The  Michael  Feinstein  Great  American  Song Preserving a rich musical legacy for generations to come Michael Feinstein founded the Great American Songbook Initiative to preserve and promote the beautiful melodies and thoughtful lyrics of the music that was created by musical geniuses on Broadway, Tin Pan Alley, and Hollywood. This era created some of the most popular and enduring songs the world has ever known. The Michael Feinstein Initiative, located on the Gallery Level of the Palladium, is committed to keeping this music alive through: • Archive: Physical artifacts of the Songbook such as sheet music, reference books and personal collections of some of the composers and performers who created this music – all available to students, educators and researchers • Gallery: Rotating public exhibits that share the history, music, and culture of the Songbook • Vocal Competition: The only high school vocal academy and competition dedicated solely to the music of the Songbook • Songbook Film Series: Classic Truly Moving Picture Award-winning movies presented on the big screen in the Palladium • Songbook Hall of Fame: Annual tribute to the people

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2013 PArticipants Brittany Bauerly will be a senior at Hempstead High School in Dubuque, Iowa. Brittany began studying music at an early age with lessons in piano, guitar, and voice. Brittany was successful in her participation in regional talent shows like the Bill Riley Talent Show and Dubuque Idol. Her singing has taken her to several states, including California for a pageant including vocal performance, and New York, where she won the International Model and Talent Association singing competition. Brittany participates in her school musicals, and notably played the part of Millie in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” last year. She also is a two-year “all stater.” In her spare time, she writes her own songs with the goal of releasing her own album. Brittany has been to Nashville many times to write and record with songwriters, and she is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association and Broadcast Music, Inc. She has recorded eight songs in Nashville and has them ready to be released. Look out for her new album. Kyrie Courter is a 2013 graduate of Chicago High School for the Arts in Chicago, Ill. She began her singing career in fourth grade, at the encouragement of her music teacher. Since then, Kyrie has been active in both musicals and plays in her school and community. Kyrie names Ben Vereen among her favorite performers, due to his ability to mesmerize the audience by his talent and his strong investment in his work. Kyrie loves the restorative quality music has and hopes to reflect that quality in her own music. In the future, Kyrie hopes to help make the world a place where people could be completely safe and happy with their lives. Julia Goodwin will be a Freshman at CW Baker High School in Baldwinsville, N.Y. Julia has been passionate about singing since her father introduced her to music at a very young age. Julia has sung tunes from the Songbook by Etta James, among others, and has come to have a deep appreciation for the impact these songs continue to have on music today. Julia enjoys how music and singing alike can alter a mood and bring cheer to other people as well. Julia also is a lacrosse player and involved in chorus. Julia aspires to be a singer because she loves the entire atmosphere of performing. Maya Jacobson just completed her junior year at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. She has been singing since she was 6 years old and was raised by two parents who love and appreciate the arts. Maya grew up listening to and singing the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Cole Porter, as well as more modern-day composers like Stephen Sondheim and Jason Robert Brown. At Berkeley Prep, Maya was honored to receive the award for “Best Performance of a Leading Actress in a Musical” and “Best Upcoming Actress” from the drama program. Favorite roles at Berkeley include Eva Peron in “Evita,” Tina Denmark in “Ruthless the Musical” and Esther in “Playing for Time.” Maya attended the Performing Arts Project this summer and Oklahoma City University’s musical theater program last summer. Maya thanks her parents for always supporting her dreams and her sister for putting up with her “ridiculousness.” She also is extremely grateful to the Michael Feinstein Initiative for creating such an incredible learning opportunity for high school singers and for helping this important and wonderful genre of music touch so many. Morgan Rose recently graduated from Berkeley High School and will be attending the University of California, Los Angeles, in the fall. She has grown up singing and performing theater in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a 2013 YoungArts Winner, a recipient of the American Conservatory Theater Distinguished Young Artist Award, and received awards from Berkeley High School for Distinguished Achievement in Theater and Choreography. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys hiking, yoga, writing songs and playing guitar. She truly loves the Great American Songbook and is honored to be a part of the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative.

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Sam Pomales recently graduated from Spring Valley Academy in Dayton, Ohio. A concert tubist for most of his life, Sam has played in orchestras, bands, and small ensembles on both the high school and college levels. His interest in singing was piqued just three years ago when he decided to take lessons from his school’s choir teacher and deepen his curiosity of Broadway musicals. Sam enjoys listening to other singers and blending them to develop his own, unique style. Some musical inspirations include Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Mel Torme, Josh Groban and Michael Buble. Sam is active with his YouTube channel and hopes to pursue a career in musical theater. Melinda Rodriguez loved music from a very young age, but she developed an extreme love for American Jazz and musical theatre after her first year of high school. Melinda has participated in choral programs such as the audition-determined All-State Honors Choir for the past three years and The Miami Children’s Choir. Melinda also has been a finalist in the Grammys in the School’s Jazz Session program two years in a row. She was a 2013 Young Arts Honorable Mention and recently won a $1,500 scholarship to attend any jazz music summer camp in the country sponsored by the Gold Coast Jazz Society. While participating in ensembles ranging from the Madrigal Singers to Barbershop Quartets, Maya also teaches classical repertoire, jazz repertoire and basic music theory to the choral middle school students at Miami Arts Charter School. She is the Chorus Council President, student conductor, and Alto section leader. Outside of school, Melinda participates in the Miami-Dade College jazz ensemble known as Vocal Fusion. Emma Roos is honored to be participating in this wonderful opportunity at the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative. A recently graduated senior from St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, Calif., she has appeared in numerous shows across the Bay Area. Most recently, she starred in the premier of “Darling” at the American Conservatory Theatre as Ursula Morgan. Previously, she has appeared in “Grease” (Frenchie), “My Fair Lady” (New Eliza/Soloist), “RENT” (Maureen), “Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Helena), and “The Secret Garden” (Mary). Emma has been a member of an elite cabaret singing group at the American Conservatory Theatre for the past three years. She also performed alongside Darren Criss at the ACT 2012 Season Gala Fundraiser. Emma has been performing in the jazz band at her high school as well as her own band “The Eclectables” for the past two years. Emma will be attending Syracuse University where she will pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre. Emma thanks her mom and sister for supporting her and always encouraging her to pursue her dreams. Brandon Ocasio is a senior drama major at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & Performing Arts. This past year, he performed in LaGuardia’s musical production of “Sweet Charity” and was featured as a soloist in LaGuardia’s Rising Stars talent show. Through the years, he has participated in many summer music intensives, including Astoria Performing Arts Center, Manhattan School of Music, Prospect Theatre Co., and the Summer Arts Institute. Brandon also has been a member of the Young People’s Chorus of NYC. He has performed in Broadway Dance Center’s teen showcase for the Children’s Foundation for the Arts. In his spare time, Brandon also studies Taekwondo. Brandon would like to thank Michael Feinstein for this once in a lifetime opportunity. He also would like to thank Chris Lewis, the mentors, and all of the artists for their knowledge, support, and kindness. Lastly, Brandon would like to give a special shout out to Ms. Sandy Faison for believing in him! Grace Wipfli is absolutely honored to be a part of the 2013 Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition. Grace’s life is full of music. Whether she is portraying Maria in “The Sound of Music,” playing the harp, singing in her school choir, giving voice lessons or watching videos of her vocal idols, Grace always is entranced by the ability of music to transport one to another world. In the fall, she will be attending Capital University as a voice major with an emphasis in musical theatre. Grace would like to thank every single person who has assisted her on her journey to becoming the performer she is today.


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NIGHT & DAY Hamilton County 4-H Fair • Watch a pygmy goat show or pet parade, participate in the youth talent contest and munch on your favorite fair foods at the 4-H Fair. • 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville • Admission and parking is free • 776-0854 • www.


Summer Concerts at the wednesday Gazebo: Blair and Co. • Wind down your evening with some jazz, pop and R&B. • 1 Civic Square, Carmel • 7:30 p.m. • Free • index.html Noblesville Summer Concert Series • From ‘80s pop to Miley Cyrus and Kanye West, My Yellow Rickshaw has a tune for everyone’s taste. • Forest Park, 701 Cicero Rd., Noblesville • 7 to 9 p.m. • Free • 776-6350 •


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summer for Westfield’s Farmers Market. Stop by and browse through the array of vendors present. • 33333 Ind. 32, Westfield • 5 to 8 p.m. • Free Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: ’Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4’ • Assistant conductor, David Glover, calls his work with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra “better than anything I’ve done so far.” • Conner Prairie Amphitheater, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers • 8 p.m. tonight and July 27. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for picnicking; guests are encouraged to bring food and drinks. • $23 in advance for adults; $12 for children from Marsh, Main Street, and O’Malia supermarkets; 28 at the gate of the performance day for adults; $14 for children. • 639-4300 • Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest at Klipsch Music Center • The annual hard rock metal festival features the following bands: Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Job for a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Huntress, Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Born of Osiris, and Motionless in White. • 12880 E. 146th St., Noblesville • 1:10 p.m. • Tickets start at $31.50 • 776-8181 • Carmel Farmers Market • One of the largest farmer’s markets in Indiana features more than 60 vendors, in addition to cooking demonstrations and music. Guests can also enjoy free parking. • 1 Center Green, Carmel • 8 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday through Oct. 5 • 710-0162 •


Hannah Janowicz and Drew Roth are having a “Delovely” time in “Anything Goes,” the musical produced by area teens at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. (Submitted photo) Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre Presents: ‘Anything Goes’ • An evangelist-turned-nightclub singer is secretly in love with a young Wall Street broker, who has fallen for a beautiful heiress set to marry someone else for financial security in this musical written by Cole Porter during the 1930s. Songs include “You’re the Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” and “All Though the Night.” • 3 Center Green, Suite 200, Carmel • 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, July 27; 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. • $15 for students; $20 for adults • 843-3800 • Splash Attack! Live Music at The Waterpark • Beat the heat with water activities that include a flowrider, lazy river and waterpark while listening to beach music. • Monon Community Center and Central Park, 1195 Central Park Dr. W., Carmel • 4 to 7 p.m. • Free • Call Traci Pettigrew at 848-7275 Westfield Playhouse Presents: ‘The Secret Garden’ • A rich, spoiled and stubborn 10-year-old girl named Mary is sent to live with her reclusive uncle and his invalid son, Colin, in England. When Mary discovers a magical garden, Colin’s health gradually improves and Mary learns an important lesson about kindness. This musical is based on a 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. • 1836 Ind. 32 W., Westfield • 7:30 p.m. tonight and July 27; 2:30 p.m. on July 28. • $15 for regular admission; $13 for seniors • 896-2707 •


Westfield Farmers Market • Americana Bank has opened its parking lot each Friday evening during the

Fishers Farmers Market • An array of foods ranging from locally grown fruits and vegetables to honey, jams and hot breakfast items will be on display at the market’s new location at the Fishers amphitheater on the north side of Fishers Town Hall. • 1 Municipal Dr., Fishers • 8 a.m. to noon through Sept. 28 • Contact Carol Doehrman at 5780700 • Saxony Farmer’s Market • Farm fresh produce, artisanal foods and baked goods from local vendors; live music; visitors are welcome to play a game of corn hole. • 13578 E. 131st St., Fishers • 8 a.m. to noon • 770-1818 • market.html Noblesville Farmers Market • The 22nd annual market will display its locally grown produce, in addition to baked goods, plants, flowers, arts and crafts. • Riverview Hospital overflow parking lot, Ind. 19 and Ind. 38, Noblesville • 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Oct. 12 • Free • 776-0205 • Zionsville Farmers Market • More than 35 vendors show a colorful display of breads, pastries, cheeses, as well as farm-fresh eggs, meat, fruits and vegetables; live music and special events. • The corner of Main and Hawthorne streets, Zionsville • 8 to 11 a.m. through Sept. 28 • Free • • 2013 IU Health North Hospital Presents: Jazz on the Monon • Classic jazz band, Blue Dorian Jazz, will delight fans who enjoy Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble. Bike racks are available (bring your own locks); as well as car parking at the Carmel Lions Club parking lot, Indiana Design Center’s underground garage or on-street district parking. • Carmel Arts & Design District, 111 W. Main St., Carmel • 6 to 9 p.m. • Free • 571-ARTS •





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Art of Wine pours Saturday

By Karen Kennedy •

The fifth-annual Art of Wine event, sponsored by IU Health North Hospital, is July 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. in the Arts & Design District. Many of the merchants in the event district will offer special sales and promotions during the festival, and the galleries will host exhibits that spotlight wine-inspired works created by local, national and international artists. Giant, custom-designed wine bottles and glasses also will be on display. The event is open to groups of all ages and admission is free. Adults 21 and over can purchase a tasting glass for $15 (cash only; photo ID required) Athenaeum to host Indianapolis Symphony – While the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre gets a bit of a makeover this summer, the historic Athenaeum Theatre on Mass Avenue will serve as host for the final Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony concert of the season on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. A cocktail party begins at 5 p.m. with a pre-concert, complimentary food and drink sampling from many local restaurants. Following the one-hour performance, the ISO’s young professionals group FORTE will host a special after-party at the Athenaeum’s outdoor Biergarten. Happy Hour at The Athenaeum tickets are $40 and include after-party admission to the Biergarten. Tickets should be purchased in advance at or by calling 639-4300.

and enjoy unlimited samplings from more than 15 wine tasting locations in the district. Bottles of wine will also be available for sale at many of the wineries’ booths, and most of them will accept credit cards. Live entertainment will be provided by national recording artists Kopecky Family Band, who have performed at Lollapalooza and also co-headlined with the Lumineers last year. They will perform on the main stage at 7 p.m. The Carmel Arts & Design District is home to more than 100 businesses, including art galleries, restaurants, antique dealers, design showrooms, boutiques and creative service providers.

Summer Stock Stage presents ‘West Side Story’ – Summer Stock Stage will present West Side Story at the Ayres Auditorium at Park Tudor School from July 25 to 28. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. More than 40 of the most talented students from Central Indiana have been working on the production in which Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is transported to modernday New York City, as two young idealistic lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Local students in the production include Ian Bossung - Chino (Carmel High School); Brielle Saggese - Pauline [Jets’ Girl] (Carmel High School); Sarah Schultz - Maria (Cathedral High School); and Eric Wiegand - Tony (Carmel High School). All tickets can be purchased for $17 through or at the box office on the day of the show.

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Cool summer treats bring the heat down

When the heat is on, cool down with these cool desserts. Pick from the Triple Berry Sorbet’s heaps of fruit or cool off with Cinnamon Ice Cream.

Cinnamon Ice Cream

Ingredients: • 1 cup white sugar • 1 1/2 cups halfand-half cream • 2 eggs, beaten • 1 cup heavy cream • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Directions: In a saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together the sugar and half-and-half. When the mixture begins to simmer, remove from heat, and whisk half of the mixture into the eggs. Whisk quickly so that the eggs do not scramble. Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan, and stir in the heavy cream. Continue cooking over mediumlow heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and cinnamon. Set aside to cool. Pour cooled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Recipe via user Elizabeth and photo via user mominml on

Triple Berry Sorbet

Ingredients: • 1 3/4 cups white sugar • 1 3/4 cups water • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries • 1 (12 ounce) package frozen unsweetened raspberries • 1 1/2 cups cherry juice • 1/2 cup lime juice • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate Directions: Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. When the sugar is dissolved, stir in the cranberries, and cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add the raspberries, and simmer for 5 more minutes, until the raspberries have softened and the cranberries have popped. Strain the mixture through a sieve or strainer, discard the pulp, and refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours. Mix in the cherry juice, lime juice, and orange juice concentrate, and pour the mixture into an ice cream maker. Freeze according to directions. Pack the sorbet into a freezer container and freeze for about 2 hours, until the sorbet is firm. Remove from the freezer about 10 minutes before serving. Recipe and photo via user larkspur on



Sunday - Thursday | 1/2 price appetizers | 3pm - 6pm & 10pm - CLOSE Including our famous Under Construction Tuesday | Burger Night | Burger, Fries & Beer under $10! Nick's Burger $5 • Specialty Burgers $6 • Add fries $1 • Corona/Corona Lt $3 Wednesday | 1/2 price Martinis, 1/2 price bottles of wine

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The Scoop: Would you like to dine in a fresh, new, and exciting restaurant? Then, welcome to Oobatz. Oobatz is where you will find a unique dining experience. Whether it’s date night, family night or just hanging with friends, Oobatz is the place for you. Diners will find a wide array of menu options: steaks, pasta dishes, burgers, pizza and much, much more. If you like dining outside, you’ll enjoy having your meal beside the warmth and glow of fire. If inside is your preference, don’t forget to grab seat for the big one on of the multiple big screens. Type of food: Steak, seafood, pizza Price of entrees: Entrees start at $9.49 Food Recommendation: Cajun Salmon Pasta Drink Recommendation: Chardonnay Dessert Recommendation: Tiramisu Locations: 1576 W. Oak St., Zionsville (733-1234); and 3716 E. 82nd St., Indianapolis (537-9700). Hours: Zionsville – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Clearwater – 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Website:

WHERE I DINE Bob Pollock,Manager, Nickel Plate Bar and Grill Where do you like to dine? The Elbow Room What do you like to eat there? I really like the strawberry salad. What do you like about the Elbow Room? It’s a really cool place, a unique building and it has a great staff. The Elbow Room is at 605 N. Pennsylvania, Indianapolis. They can be contacted at 635-3354 or

BEHIND BARS Raspberry Lemon Drop Bartender: Omar Teroba at Stanford’s, 14159 Clay Terrace Blvd., Carmel Ingredients and directions: Wipe rim of cocktail glass with lemon, then use 1 tablespoon of sugar to sugar the rim of martini glass. Set aside. Build the drink in a pint glass. Pack with ice, squeeze with a lemon wedge and add 1.5 ounces of Absolut Citron vodka, 2 ounces lemon sour and half an ounce Triple Sec. Shake pint glass vigorously 6 to 8 times. Strain drink into cocktail glass. Put a straw in the glass and gently pour raspberry liqueur down the straw, so it settles in the bottom of the glass. Remove straw and garnish with a lemon wheel.

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When Current Publishing commissioned independent marketplace research, one of the most interesting results, when it came to shopping and other activities, involved Keystone at the Crossing. Simply put, survey respondents overwhelmingly named the Crossing as their preferred destination for expending disposable income. And shopping isn’t the only magnetic element at the Crossing. Respondents pointed to the following, as well:

tell us where you shop • Dine out at a sit-down/table-service restaurant • Dine out at a fine-dining restaurant • Live performance of any kind • Do-it-yourself project • Renovation • Spa treatments As Current is delivered to 100 percent of the so-called “Advan-

taged Belt” encompassing Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville – the most-coveted of all combined markets in the state, we thought we would start to take a closer look at the Crossing and all that it offers. We’ll do this in installments, with the second and third this year coming in September and November. Please tell us which Crossing businesses you frequent and why, and we’ll include your comments in the next special advertising section we do for this prominent area. Send us a note at info@

Cars pass under the newly designed bridge at The Fashion Mall on July 17. Right: The Cheesecake Factory and Seasons 52 are popular dining locations within walking distance of the mall. (Photos by Jillyann Burns)

About The Fashion Mall

The Fashion Mall at Keystone is the premier luxury-shopping destination for the Indianapolis metro area and Indiana. It boasts a unique mix of high-end anchors, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, plus upscale and luxury specialty retailers such as Burberry, Coach, Tiffany & Co., Raleigh Limited Menswear, BCBG, Kate Spade and more. Tech needs are handled at Apple or the Microsoft store. Furnish your entire home with top brands Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware, West Elm and Pottery Barn, all in one destination. Complement your shopping trip with dining and entertainment options such as the Cheesecake Factory, Napalose Pizzeria, Seasons 52 and the

Keystone Art Cinema theaters. Dine in the contemporary beauty of The Fashion Cafe, with new concept-food brands focused on healthy living. Shop and stay in the mall’s attached high-end partner, The Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing. The Fashion Mall at Keystone attracts the most fashion-forward shoppers with the most stylish lives in the Midwest and is consistently ranked the No. 1 shopping destination for Indianapolis, for visitors and locals. Fashion Mall is the mall for surrounding communities of Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield, Noblesville, Indianapolis Fishers and Geist. - Simon Malls

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Other great places FASHION MALL COMMONS – With signature tenants ReisNichols Jewelers, Kohl’s and Flemings, among others, this destination is exposed to average daily vehicle traffic of 54,310.

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GRAB A SLICE - July 30 is National Cheesecake Day. Dine at The Cheesecake Factory at the Fashion Mall and enjoy any slice for half price. Be one of the first to try the new Toasted Marshmallow S’mores Galore Cheesecake debuting that day.

CLEARWATER CROSSING – Looking for newer diningand-entertainment options? The 70,000-square-foot Latitude 39, with a restaurant, bowling alley, liveperformance theater, sports theater and interactive game room, and the 5,300-squarefoot restaurant, bar and dance club, Drake’s, await you.

ALSO AT CLEARWATER - Rivers Edge was redeveloped to make room for Nordstrom Rack, BuyBuy Baby and The Container Store. Brewstone, a restaurant/bar, has taken over the site of the former Music Mill, and Zionsville restaurant Oobatz! has its second location where Uno Chicago Grill used to operate.

“Current's independent marketplace research report indicates Keystone at the Crossing is the No. 1 shopping/dining/entertainment destination for its readers.”

- SMARI, Inc.

Current Publishing’s “Shopping the Crossing” special sections on Sept. 24 and Nov. 19 will clue in readers in 105,749 households in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville on the best shopping, dining and entertainment deals in the area. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reach the most coveted audience anywhere in Indiana.

CLEARWATER SHOPPES - Wine & Canvas now is a part of the 45,957 square-foot center at East 82nd Street and Dean Road. Other tenants include Elan Furs, Mattress Firm and Nancy’s Bridal. FOR THOSE WHO SERVE – Reis-Nichols Jewelers offers personal shopping services and special pricing consideration to all military, police, fire and rescue personnel. Call 255-4467 for details.

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Young adult program

YAP, Young Adults Program, is a Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre program for students 14 to 18 years of age and consists of intensive workshops, rehearsals and personalized training. It’s a genuine theatre experience that helps aspiring young actors gain a more thorough understanding of the dramatic arts. The program concludes with the staging of a fully supported and professionally staffed production on the Tarkington stage. YAP’s 2013 production is “Anything Goes,” the ludicrous, loveable and award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Indiana’s own Cole Porter and an original book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. “Anything Goes” tells the story of a cast of characters aboard a cruise ship bound for England and engaged in all manner of romantic mayhem. Performances will be at 7 p.m. July 25 and 27 and 2 p.m. July 28. Visit for more information and to buy tickets. Above, The cast of “Anything Goes” is about to set sail with a rousing rendition of, “Bon Voyage,” one of the Cole Porter songs from the production. (Submitted photo) On sale – Tickets are on sale now for the Actors Theatre of Indiana’s “An Evening with Sutton Foster.” The two-time Tony Award winner is coming to the ATI for a benefit performance on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. To purchase tickets, call 843-3800. Pricing is $35 for students and $45, $60, $75, and $85 for adults. For more information, visit ATI’s website at

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FOR PUBLIC Two great opportunities to see the Great American Songbook Vocal Academy & Competition in action! Watch as the top ten finalists work with our world class mentors on the Palladium stage. Left to right: Dale Dellacqua MD, Michael Pannunzio MD, Alex Meyers MD, Lance Rettig MD

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• Master Class with Michael Feinstein & Sylvia McNair • Wednesday, July 24, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Master Class with Michael Feinstein & Sandi Patty • Thursday, July 25, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PALLADIUM – FREE ADMISSION • OPEN TO PUBLIC Get your tickets now for the final competition performance! Friday, July 26, 8:00 p.m. Available for purchase at or call 317-843-3800 Celebrate the Golden Age of American Popular Music and watch as a new generation of stars is born! High school vocalists from around the country have competed in regional events to earn a coveted place in the final Songbook competition. The first place winner receives $3,000 and the opportunity to serve as the Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador for one year! The show will also feature performances by the competition mentors including Michael Feinstein, Sandi Patty, Sylvia McNair, Jane Monheit, and Jim Caruso. MEDIA SPONSOR:


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IU Health named to national healthcare U.S.News & World Report released its 24th annual Best Hospitals rankings, placing Indiana University Health on the 2013-2014 achievement “Honor Roll” for the second consecutive year. IU Health was the only Indiana healthcare system to earn that distinction, reserved for the top 1 percent of medical centers across the country. This year’s Honor Roll recognizes 18 hospitals out of approximately 5,000 that were reviewed for objective measures such as patient survival, safety and service, as well as reputation among medical peers. IU Health ranks No. 16 and 11 of its clinical programs – including cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery and orthopedics – are named among the nation’s elite. IU Health is honored alongside fellow medical institutions including Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic and UCLA Medical Center. “We have nearly 35,000 team members who strive every day to provide safe, high-quality care and service to every patient,” said Daniel F. Evans, Jr., president and chief executive officer, IU Health. “We are honored and humbled to be held in such high esteem by our national medical peers, but this distinction is especially meaningful because it provides assurance to our patients and their families that Indiana University Health is the right place to receive healthcare.” Deciding where to go for high-stakes healthcare can be confusing in a world saturated with adver-

tisements and competing claims over which hospitals are the best. “Patients facing a particularly difficult surgery, challenging condition or added risk due to other health problems can truly benefit from rankings such as these, which take into account everything from clinical expertise in complex cases to successful outcomes,” said Dr. John Kohne, IU Health chief medical officer.    IU Health ranked among the best in the nation in the following 11 clinical areas: • Gastroenterology – 11th   • Pulmonology – 12th   • Urology – 13th • Neurology & Neurosurgery – 15th • Diabetes & Endocrinology – 16th • Geriatrics – 16th • Nephrology – 20th   • Cardiology & Heart Surgery – 30th • Cancer – 32nd   • Orthopedics – 38th  • Ear, Nose and Throat – 43rd   IU Health’s Gynecology program was also listed as “High Performing.” IU Health North Hospital was recognized for high performance in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery and urology To generate its rankings, U.S. News & World Report surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and sifted through hard data on almost 5,000 hospitals. The complete rankings and methodology are available at

DISPATCHES Franciscan St. Francis Health earns best hospitals rankings • Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis has ranked No. 5 among Indiana hospitals in overall performance, according to U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2013-14 regional Best Hospitals listings on July 16. In regional recognition, the Indianapolis hospital was rated “high-performing” in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery and pulmonology. Franciscan St. FrancisCarmel was not included in the rankings. “Our physicians, nurses and support staff continually work to improve clinical processes while using their extensive knowledge, experience and skills to ensure better outcomes and superior care for our patients,” said Robert J. Brody, regional president and chief executive officer for Franciscan St. Francis Health. “We’re pleased their efforts have been recognized.” The rankings have been published at best-hospitals. Chemical reaction – What chemicals are responsible for making you feel the way you do after falling in love? It’s all thanks to dopamine and norepinephrine, as well as a dash of adrenaline to get the good old shaking knees and a lightning-fast heartbeat going. –

AUTISM CLINIC OF INDIANA New hope for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD and ADHD

• Highly Trained Medical Staff • Advanced Individualized Treatment Options • Most Major Medical Insurance Plans Accepted • Genetic Consultation • Review of Medical records • Laboratory testing

• SOCIALIZATION: Why is my child having difficulty making friends? • IMPULSIVENESS: Why doesn’t my child understand consequences of his/her actions? • FOCUSING: Why does my child have problems paying attention in school and at home? • HYPERACTIVITY: Why can’t my child sit still, and has trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? • ANGER: Why does my child display such anger and gets out of control with his/her emotions? If you can relate to any of these questions there is help.

“While early intervention is critical, Autism Clinic of Indiana taught us it is never too late with children on the Autism Spectrum. We have three teenage children on the spectrum with varying ranges of disabilities. With Autism Clinic of Indiana, we learned what was happening to our children from the inside out. I call it our roadmap. We found out what our children needed without guessing or trying experimental treatments. Plus we loved that our major medical insurance was accepted.” - Bob & Sharon Smith, IN

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Enjoy the sun safety tips

Commentary by Melanie Kingsley, MD

With summer in full swing, here are some midseason skincare reminders to help you enjoy the sun safely. Summer Difference between “sunscreen” and “sunblock” – Chemical sunscreens filter ultraviolet light and reduce penetration into the skin. These include avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, oxybenzone and oxtinoxate. Most chemical sunscreens now protect from both UVA and UVB rays, but be sure to check labels for “broad spectrum coverage.” Physical sunblocks include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These reflect the sun to prevent absorption of both UVA and UVB rays through the skin. Choosing the right SPF – Use a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher, which should provide 97 percent protection from UVA and UVB rays if applied appropriately. For children older than 6 months, physical sunblocks, containing fewer chemicals, are the best choice. Application amount and frequency – Because UV light breaks down sun protection products in just a few hours, reapplying every two hours is recommended. I advise applying a physical sunblock to the entire body before going out in the sun. Then if a chemical sunscreen is preferred, apply one with SPF 30 or higher every two hours. For most adults, a quarter cup of sunscreen/sunblock should adequately cover

the body. “Sunburn” and “sun poisoning” explained – Sunburn results from over exposure to ultraviolet light, which leads to immediate redness, burning, pain and blisters. Sunburn can also cause brown spots, wrinkles and skin cancer. Sun poisoning can refer to a severe sunburn resulting in fever, chills, headache, nausea and dizziness. It can also refer to polymorphous light eruption (sun sensitivity). Typically, this appears as a rash each spring upon first sun exposure and improves during the next few months as sun exposure continues. Treatment – Recommended remedies for mild cases of sunburn include applying cool cloths to affected skin or taking frequent cool showers or baths. Lotions with aloe vera can also help soothe skin. Topical steroids, such as hydrocortisone cream, may help alleviate sunburn pain and swelling. Do not use topical steroids on children under 2 without consulting a doctor. For more serious cases of sunburn or sun poisoning, call your doctor.

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With 2,637 sales in June in Central Indiana, overall year-todate home sales are up 19.9 percent compared to this time last year, according to statistics real estate compiled by F.C. Tucker Co. On a monthly basis, June 2013 home sales rose 9.7 percent over June 2012, an increase of 233 homes sold in the nine counties that F.C. Tucker tracks. All nine counties reported increased sales compared to June 2012 In June 2013, Carmel’s home sales climbed 4.2 percent to 173 from 166 compared to June 2012. As sales in Carmel increase, inventory decreases. Last month, 596 homes were for sale, while 773 homes were on the market in June 2012. In June 2013, homes in Carmel remained on the market an average of 75 days, 11 fewer days than June 2012. Carmel’s home prices are experiencing a modest, yet noticeable increase. In June 2013, the average sales price was $331,450, a slight increase of 1.3 percent from last June. Of the pended home sales in Carmel last month, two were priced $1,000,000 to $1,999,999; 16 were priced $500,000 to $999,999; 58 were priced $300,000 to $499,999; 71 were priced $200,000 to $299,999; 22 were priced $100,000 to $199,999 and four were priced at $99,999 or less.


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specialities that make Hoffa’s, well, special. “Our specialties separate us from the traditional barbecue places,” he said. “We take months to create them in our test kitchens The tea and biscuits that used to be and we find inspirations from all around.” served at Helio’s Tea Room at 220 E. Main The latest: the El Segndo, a combinaSt. soon will coming soon be replaced tion of jasmine rice, topped with French fries, spicy mayonnaise, mac and cheese, with the ribs pulled pork, cilantro, onions and a lime and pulled pork of Big Hoffa’s Smokewedge. house Bar-B-Que. The Carmel location will seat Owner Adam Hoffman, 37, 60 to 80 inside and about 40 to jumped at the chance to open 50 outdoors. Hoffman said he his second Big Hoffa’s when the didn’t know whether the facility opportunity arose. He has anwould serve alcohol. He also isn’t other Main Street restaurant in sure about the hours. He doesn’t Westfield already. have a local telephone number “I love this city,” he said. “I Hoffman but his Westfield restaurant can love the way they welcome be reached at 867-0077. businesses.” Also scheduled to open on Carmel’s Hoffman said his restaurant will be Main Street is Agave Bar and Grill, a Mexiopen sometime in late fall - he hopes. can restaurant slated to open Aug. 1 in “There is a lot do,” he said. “It would the site of the former Sonata Cafe, 31 E. have been easier to tear down the buildMain St., which officially closed July 20.  ing and start over, but we wanted to Agave General Manger Alejandro keep the integrity of the building, and pay Fernandez said the restaurant will offer homage and respect to the past and to alcoholic beverages and will keep the art the city of Carmel.” theme Sonata was known for.  Hoffman’s cousin, Noah Kline, owns It will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. the business with him. He said Kline will Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to manage the Westfield restaurant when 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The phone Hoffman moves to the Carmel site. They number is 438-0613. will both continue to create the unique

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Don’t rush for benefits at age 62 Commentary by Joel Harris

If you’re like most Americans, you plan to sprint to the Social Security Administration’s office to claim your retirement finances benefits the minute you turn 62. Before you run, I highly recommend you research all of your options. Let me share an example with you. Roger and Suzy are married. Suzy is 62; Roger is 64. Suzy’s full retirement age is 66, she makes $50,000 per year and her projected benefit is $1,500 per month based on her income history. Roger’s full retirement age is 66, he makes $70,000 per year and his projected benefit is $2,000 per month. Both enjoy working and plan to remain in the workforce until they reach full retirement age. Suzy thinks it might be a good idea to elect to take her benefits early; even though they will be permanently reduced by 25 percent for the rest of her life. Having an extra $1,125 per month would be nice, but there is one very important caveat she needs to consider. When she elects to take benefits before full retirement age, she will be subject to income limitations that can drastically reduce her monthly benefit. Her Social Security benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $2 earned beyond $15,120 in 2013. Given this rule,

she currently makes $34,880 beyond the income limit, which means her entire monthly Social Security benefit will be withheld. This example essentially will eliminate her entire benefit from 62 to full retirement age if she continues to work and earn $50,000 per year. It’s not exactly what Suzy intended to do when evaluating whether to take her benefits early. On top of that, her monthly benefit would be reduced by 25 percent for good, even when she reaches full retirement age and she’s not subject to the income threshold. On the other hand, if Suzy decides to retire and collect benefits, Roger’s income will not affect her monthly benefit as it pertains to income limitation rule. The rule is applied to each individual’s income per year. That being said, her monthly benefit still would be reduced by 25 percent by taking benefits early. Social Security will play a major role in your retirement income planning. Do your homework before you go sprinting to the SSA office on your 62nd birthday.

Joel Harris is a financial advisor with TFA. He may be reached at 507.1825.

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Understanding the canine tongue

Arggh. I’ve been kissed by a dog! Contrary to popular belief, Lucy, a dog’s tongue is so much more useful for a dog than simply for kissing. A dog’s tongue is used for greeting, eating, drinking and panting. That relaxed mouth and loose tongue is your dog’s way of inviting you to interact with him. No one can resist sloppy puppy kisses or the friendly, compassionate kisses of an older faithful companion. Sometimes those kisses may be to investigate the taste of salt from your skin or the remains of the fried chicken you just had in your hands. Your dog’s taste buds can discern the sensations of salt, sweet and sour tastes. The top of the tongue senses sour; whereas the sides and back of the tongue can distinguish a salty flavor. Sweet flavors are distinguished on the sides and front of the tongue. If you watch your dog drink, you may note that it is accomplished with only the tip of the tongue as that is where the taste of water is sensed. In this hot summer weather you may notice that your dog is panting. Dogs do not have sweat glands as we think of them in

humans. The only place a dog can sweat is through his foot pads. To help dissipate heat from his body, he will pant. By opening his mouth to pant, he is releasing moisture from his body as we would “sweat.” The breath in his mouth is more warm and moist than that in his nasal cavity, so when he opens his mouth to pant, his tongue actually expands and assists in pushing the heat out of his body to cool him down. Chinese medicine teaches that the condition of the tongue is

important in assessing the dog’s overall health condition and is a reflection of the balance of yin and yang. Assess your dog’s tongue for smell and color. The saliva can be an indication of his digestive system. A normal tongue color is more of a pink hue indicating adequate blood flow and can be indicative of heart function. A purple tongue may indicate blood stagnation. And finally, we don’t often think of the tongue as a muscle but it is. If it is a muscle, does it have an integral part in a dog’s movement? The answer is yes. If you watch your dog run around a corner to the left, you may notice his tongue out to the side on the right as he rounds the corner. The tongue is acting as a counter balance and will return to center as the dog returns to straight on movements. If you watch films of agility dogs, you can further assess how the tongue assists in adjusting for jumps and turns. Take time to observe your dog’s tongue and the many uses it serves him.

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While bangs may be popular amongst celebs, how do you know if they are right for you? Bangs are high-maintenance, but can be a great asset to your style. Bangs are great for large foreheads. They also best suit faces with strong features. For delicate facial features, be sure not to get lost behind excessively thick bangs. If you have curly or thick hair, be careful that your bangs are not too short. They may have a tendency to stand on end if not cut to the right length. For your best bet, consult with a stylist who is trained in understanding facial shapes and hair texture. Remember: it is important to keep your bangs at an appropriate length. They need to be trimmed by a professional about every 2-4 weeks. MAD HATTER Hats make a great fashion statement, but when you wear a hat you want a hair style that still looks good when the hat comes off. There is no reason to shy away from this chic accessory because of the fear of “hat head.” The solution? A classic half-up/half-down look that might remind you of your schoolgirl days is a perfect resting place for your hat. If you are still unsure, pack a comb and travel hairspray in your bag as extra insurance on your post-hat ‘do’.

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You know when a room is arranged well. Balance and harmony paired with function creates a winning room and a welindoors coming feel is instant. Pros will always begin by identifying the focal point of the room. Typically it is a fireplace or window that overlooks beautiful trees or gardens. If a room is used for television viewing, it is best to identify the aesthetic focal and attempt to work the television into the area. Don’t underestimate the importance of easy conversation. Arrange furnishings face to face with a coffee table for ease when entertaining. If your room is long and narrow, divide the room into separate areas with furniture. This could be as simple as defining the space as dining and living by backing the sofa up near the table or actually having two separate conversation areas. Either way, it eliminates the look of a bowling alley when it is divided. The traditional sofa and chairs are not mandatory for a well-furnished room. Four chairs situated around a coffee table is an unexpected surprise and is fabulous when entertaining. An unused corner can be developed into a quiet getaway space by tucking a chair, ottoman and table into the area. A table lamp finishes the

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Cosmetic remodel transforms kitchen’s feel and function

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Existing kitchen: These long-time Carmel residents remember the peace and quiet that used to be the norm in their neighborhood. Indeed, when they blueprint for built their home improvement in the late 1960s, they chose their Carmel lot because of the trees and the quiet. After 40 years of growth, they still love their home and their neighborhood, but their house was in need of an update. “The kitchen had the original dark woodstained cabinets, and I had to keep many of my small appliances in the garage because there was not enough room,” said one of the homeowners. “We had an antique kitchen table, too.” A railing separated the kitchen from the family room, and the floors were covered in carpet. Beyond updating the look, bringing more storage and functionality into the space without expanding the footprint was a goal of this cosmetic kitchen remodel. New breakfast bar: The area housing the kitchen table was a natural place to add additional cabinetry, counter space and seating. “We have the dining room for entertaining, so we did not need a table in the kitchen,” the owner said. The new breakfast bar design added cabinetry in an L-shape to serve as the transition between the kitchen and the family room. A solid surface

The homeowners needed more storage space in their poorly functioning and outdated kitchen. (Submitted photo)

countertop covers the peninsula, where two bar stools provide seating. Cabinet modifications: To lighten the kitchen, the existing cabinetry was painted a warm white, and subway tile in Ragno Boardwalk was used on the backsplash. For contrast, the new birch cabinetry includes a Twilight dark stain. Large ceramic tile flooring replaced the carpet, and the new lighting scheme included under cabinet lights and pendants above the peninsula. Final results: Although the changes were few, the impact was dramatic. The new cabinetry provided more storage, allowing the homeowners to store all of their tools and utensils

Cosmetic changes, such as painting the cabinets, and removing a rarely-used kitchen table to make room for storage, made a huge difference in this once outdated kitchen. (Submitted photo)

in the kitchen. The peninsula created an openconcept feel to the space, and the taller crown molding on the new cabinetry added architectural interest. “We do not miss the old kitchen,” said one of the homeowners. “An updated space gives you lift.”

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