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Redevelopment staff down to one By Karen Kennedy •

documents or signatures,” Snyder said. “How embarrassing is it for the city to have to ask the other parties concerned for copies of our contracts? I do not The staff of the Carmel Redevelopment Departthink you have done your job, and I will not ment is down to one. vote for your contract.” Matt Worthley is the lone employee in the Brainard’s position offices at 30 W. Main St. Projects already “Les Olds is an architect. There are some in progress will government continue, but it things he does well and other things he does not, but he has saved the city a lot of will fall to Mayor money,” Brainard said. Jim Brainard to delegate who will handle As an example, Brainard pointed to the questions and problems as they arise, and Brainard fact that Olds had saved the city 90 percent negotiations and pending lawsuits may be of the proposed cost on the sewer work stalled as the man who has the backstory which resulted from the creation of the on all of them is no longer under contract bump-outs in the Arts & Design District. with the City of Carmel. Olds’ position In a surprise 4-3 vote at the Aug. 5 meetIn a departure from usual council meeting ing, the Carmel City Council voted against procedure, Councilor Ron Carter suggested the proposed $60,000 professional services that Olds be allowed to speak on his own contract of CRD Director Les Olds. Snyder behalf, after what he referred to as a public The Council’s position “pilliaring.” The reasons for the council’s negative “I will acknowledge that we have not vote were three-fold. done the best job of record keeping. But we First, the council stated that the $60,000 have made a Herculean effort to get docucontract they had approved for Olds at the ments up to date, and you have to think beginning of 2103 was the budgeted amount about the fact that our staff has been cut for the entire year. They unilaterally expressed from six to two,” Olds said. “We are trying to surprise that that amount had already been Rider get better.” spent as of the end of July, and that an addiThe outcome tional contract was being presented to them. Ultimately, Olds’ argument, along with Brainard’s “We approved $60,000. Now, in a budget that we intercessions was not enough to convince the madid not approve, there is another $60,000. This has jority of the council. Sharp, Seidensticker, Snider and created an issue,” Councilor Kevin “Woody” Rider Schleif voted against Olds’ contract; Sue Finkam, said. Rider and Carter voted for it. Following the vote, Olds “We agreed that we would review this (Olds’ comabruptly left the room. pensation) as the year progressed,” Brainard said. Brainard, clearly agitated, said to the council: “You “That’s what we’re doing now, and there’s a lot of have just shut down the redevelopment commission. work still to be done. We are plaintiffs in ongoing Project after project in this city will stop. Is it really lawsuits. I need staff to handle that in the CRC.” the council’s will not to sell the Partytime building? Second, the council voiced concern about the fact that, if the contract were to be approved, Olds would Or the Shapiro’s building? Or to not move forward with the City Center? Because that’s what will hapin essence be given a raise over his previous year’s pen. Nothing will move forward. I need someone to compensation of $116,000. run that department.” “With some of the oversight responsibilities of the Brainard also questioned the validity of the vote. CRC being wrapped into the city council, your time “Redevelopment commissions are a direct grant spent should be less, not more. How is it more?” of power from the state leadership. I’m not sure this asked Councilor Luci Snyder. is even legal. This is like Carmel’s City Council trying Third, Olds’ job performance was called into to tell the City of Westfield that they can’t spend question. “Partytime deed documents are missing money,” he said. signatures. Other parcels’ files are missing original


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DISPATCHES Celebration – Carmel Burgers will celebrate its third birthday on Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a party for its customers. The locally owned restaurant, which opened on the roundabout at Main Street and Hazel Dell Parkway on Aug. 14, 2010, has planned a day of thanks. Activities and special prices are planned throughout the day, including a bounce house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., a birthday cake at 3 p.m. and $3 menu specials all day. Carmel Burgers is open at 11 a.m. seven days a week for dine-in or carry-out. For more information go to www. 75th annual fish fry – The Carmel Lions will serve up its 75th Annual Fish Fry Aug. 16 and 17 at 141 E. Main St. Hours are Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. and Aug. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. This year will feature a drive-thru for quick pick-up. The fish fry is the service organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, and all of the money raised goes back to local, state and Lion’s charities. This year’s event, will feature music, door prizes and a chance to win four $100 gift certificates by purchasing a $1 raffle ticket. For more information, visit After hours – The Chamber’s Business After Hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Palladium. The Center for the Performing Arts has six resident companies and attendees will get to meet them all. The Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts is at One Center Green on the southeast corner of City Center Drive and 3rd Avenue SW. Parking is available in the garage just south of The Palladium. Chamber luncheon – The Grand Park Sports Campus will be the topic of discussion Aug. 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Club, 3535 E. 161st St., Westfield. Developer Steve Henke, president of Henke Development Group LLC and William Knox, director of Hamilton County Sports Authority, will present details of the project at the luncheon. Fundraiser – Garth Brooks and Teammates for Kids is holding an event on Aug. 23 at the Lucas Estate to raise funds to build an indoor playground for Riley kids. Tickets are $5,000 and 100 percent of the proceeds will support the Teammates for Kids Child Life Zone at Riley Hospital for Children. For more information, contact or

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Theatre funding divides council

By Karen Kennedy • The status of the expected annual gift from the City of Carmel to the Civic Theatre remains unclear after the Aug. government 5 city council meeting. The arts fund disbursements have been in limbo for months due to concerns about specific income line items in the city’s budget. As it became clear that those concerns had been assuaged, it looked as though the total funds, including those separately allocated to the Carmel Symphony in the last council meeting, would finally be released. However, Councilor Eric Seidensticker introduced further debate on the issue. He inquired as to the logic of gifting the Civic Theatre $200,000 when they, in turn, pay the CRC $200,000 toward earning the property rights of the theatre. Seidensticker said that he felt it was akin to loaning the Civic money without interest if they were essentially paying it back to the city through the CRC. “I’m not saying we should not support them, I’m just asking why we’re moving money back and forth,” he said. Councilor Luci Snyder also noted that Civic had originally agreed to an annual payment of $400,000, but had notified the city last year that that amount was unmanageable and that they could only pay half of it. “I’m not saying I don’t like the Civic. I love

the Civic. I think they do great work. But they changed their agreement with us midstream. What if we give them this gift and then they do that again?” she said. Councilors Ron Carter and Rick Sharp both intervened, reminding the council that Civic chose Carmel. “Don’t send a message that we don’t support the Civic,” Carter said. Despite the intercessions of Mayor Jim Brainard, Councilors Seidensticker, Carol Schleif, Sharp and Snyder voted for separating the Civic’s gift out for further discussion. Councilors Sue Finkam, Kevin “Woody” Rider and Carter voted against. All other arts funds monies were approved for disbursement. In a conversation several days after the council meeting, Schleif said, “The Civic’s arrangement is with the CRC; it is their contract. I don’t even know why the issue of their funding is before the council. The CRC has a reserve fund and they should use it for this (Civic’s funding.) That money is earmarked for the arts. We are politicizing a process that should not be political.” It should be clarified though, that the council did not vote to discontinue any funding for the Civic. They simply agreed that the method of distribution and the source from which the funding might come from in the future merited discussion. Civic theatre’s Executive Director Cheri Dick declined to comment on the situation.

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Reflecting pool repairs underway By Karen Kennedy

At the Aug. 5 city council meeting, an update was given as to the status of repairs to the Veteran’s Memorial reflecting pool at the City Center. The pool updates was commissioned 10 years ago by the Carmel Redevelopment Commission at a cost of $1.9 million. In recent years, it has been crumbling at the edges and continues to deteriorate. Per Mayor Jim Brainard, the pool has recently been drained and repainted by the street department, but the replacement of the crumbling concrete is a longer process. According to Les Olds, the CRC director at the time the pool repairs were started, there is a plan to replace the pool’s current coping with granite, which will cost $250,000. He reported that if the granite arrives by October, it is anticipated that the pool will be repaired by the end of next year. According to Council member Eric Seidensticker, the concrete coping of the pool was improperly installed by the original contractor, Eden Enterprises, and he has stated that the company did not have field experience in those types of installations. Eden Enterprises has since filed for bankruptcy and gone out of business; the city has no remedy to recoup any of the original expenses.









































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How prepared is Central Indiana? By Karen Kennedy • Congresswoman Susan Brooks, (R-Ind) chairperson of the subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and safety Communications, hosted a field hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee Aug. 6 at Carmel City Hall. The purpose of the hearing was to assess Central Indiana’s preparedness for a mass casualty event. In addition to Brooks, the committee was comprised of Sen. Joe Donnelly, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, and Rep. Todd Young. Two panels presented information and answered questions from the committee. The first panel was comprised of local and regional emergency officials and first responders, and the second panel was comprised of health care and trauma experts. The second panel also included the CEO of the MESH Coalition, which is a unique public-private partnership which brings together public and private hospitals and health organizations as well as public safety agencies. Predominant themes throughout the panels included: the importance of communication of emergency management officials across city and county lines; taking an integrated approach to the various environments in Central Indiana such as rural, urban and collegiate; prioritizing disaster preparedness training; and planning for the assistance of citizens who may not be able

Congresswoman Susan Brooks (center) conducts a follow-up press conference, as Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and Senator Joe Donnelly look on. (Submitted photo)

to act on public instruction themselves, such as non-English speakers and elderly persons. The committee also discussed the differences in disaster preparedness procedures for planned events, such as the Super Bowl, accidents, such as the recent I-465 bus crash, acts of domestic or international terrorism, such as the Boston Marathon, natural disasters, such as the Henryville tornado and environmental threats, such as an influenza outbreak. Overall, the panelists all expressed that they felt confident that their teams have been properly trained for any type of disaster. “I am encouraged by the Hoosier State’s level of preparation and coordination,” Brooks said at the conclusion of the hearings. “Our emergency management community should be proud of its efforts and much of its work can help inform agencies and organizations in other states.”

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New leader seeks collaboration

By Mark Johnson •

During a conversation with Dr. Nicholas Wahl, the new superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools, a question is posed to education him. “If you were to compare yourself to any character from the movies or literature, who would it be?” he was asked. After reflecting on the question, he gave this answer: “Well,” he said, “My wife, Korie, says that I remind her of Atticus Finch of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” She says that, like Atticus, I always stand up for what I believe. Like Atticus, I am also a father of two, Brady and Haley, and that is my most important job.” Perhaps it is no surprise, then, that Wahl deems the students the most important part of his decision-making process. “I make decisions based on what is best for the students,” he said. “I have experience as an elementary school principal, as a middle school teacher and as a high school coach. I care very deeply about students’ academic growth and achievement, but we must also be mindful of our students’ social and emotional growth.” Indeed, Wahl brings a wealth of educational experience to Carmel Clay. Previously, he spent 17 years in the Illinois public education system, with eight of those years as superintendent of Hinsdale Township. Yet, as an Indiana native, he sees his appointment as superintendent of Carmel Clay schools as a homecoming. “I have always been aware of Carmel Clay’s tradition of excellence. This is very much a community-based school system, and it is a community that embraces education and opportunity,” he explained. In fact, that sense of community is a strength which Wahl highly regards. “First, I want to spend time listening to the

Newly hired Carmel Clay Schools Supt. Dr. Nicholas Wahl believes the formula for success can already be found in the CCS community. (Photo by Jillyann Burns)

stakeholders in our school system, the parents, the students, the teachers, and administrators,” he said. “This year, I look forward to working with the school board. I am looking forward to working in a spirit of collaboration, to get that traction and that momentum to do things together. I also want to spend time with our students, listening to them. I always find dialogue with our students informative and energizing.” Throughout the conversation, Wahl continually demonstrated his passion for education by stressing the need for students to be the focus of attention. “My goal is to maintain and enhance the student programs that we have. As a community and a school system, we need to monitor, through data, the wellness of our students. We need to support our students socially and emotionally, as well as academically.” “The formula for success is here in the Carmel Clay community,” Wahl concluded. “We have parents who embrace education and students who embrace the rigor academically, athletically and in the arts. In the 21st century, as we march through an increasingly global society, we want to cultivate that innovative spirit.”

The Details – On Aug. 6, the Carmel Clay School Board announced its decision to hire Dr. Nicholas Wahl as its new superintendent. He is expected to begin Aug. 28. Wahl replaces former Supt. Jeff Swensson who resigned June 9, more than a year before his five-year contract was scheduled to end. Dr. Stephen Tegarden has been serving as interim superintendent since June 10. In accordance with Indiana law, Wahl’s proposed contract will be posted on the CCS district website, An opportunity for public input on the contract is set for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Carmel Clay Educational Services Center, 5201 E. Main St. The board anticipates taking final action on the contract at a special meeting on Aug. 28 at 6:45 a.m. with a short reception to follow. 

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Liang wins Moscow gold

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Carmel High School senior David Liang earned a gold medal at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad in Moscow. achievement Liang earned his spot on the four-student team after this summer’s American Chemical Society study camp at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. In total, the U.S. team won two gold and two silver medals. Seventy-five student teams from around the world vied for international recognition in this chemistry competition. Only the most talented chemistry students qualified to compete. Since ranking in the top 150 chemistry students as a freshman, Liang escalated his scores in a series of national exams. This year, he achieved status as one of the nation’s top 20 chemistry students. At the Moscow Olympiad, Liang excelled during a five-hour laboratory practical plus five-hour written theoretical examination. He specifically brushed up on organic chemistry in preparation. “There was a bit of organic on the theoretical and experimental sections of the exam,” Liang said. “I was glad I had worked on it before the (Olympiad).” “The exam was good at incorporating real-life examples into the problems,” Liang said. “From something rather mundane like testing the quality of pool water to dealing with underwater

David Laing shows off his gold medal. (Submitted photo)

methane sources.” Liang enjoyed learning about Russian culture from his team’s tour guide. “One interesting fact is that the actual Russian name for Red Square doesn’t actually translate into Red Square in English,” he said. Guides explained the Red Square is known by Russians as Krasnaya Ploschad. The term generally means beautiful victory and several old Russian towns use the same title for their main squares. Networking proved easier than expected, Liang noted “since many students from nonEnglish speaking countries knew English.” “The (Olympiad) experience very much opened my eyes to just how important chemistry is to the world,” Liang said.


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The crowd releases balloons with personalized messages to Brett toward the end of the memorial. (Photos by Jillyann Burns)

Protecting lives, and a memory

By Julie Osborne •

His life has not been forgotten. Standing at his gravesite on the anniversary of his death on Aug. 5 with more than 100 people Memorial gathered there confirmed it. Brett Finbloom, a Carmel High School 2012 graduate, made a bad decision which led to alcohol poisoning that ended his life one year ago. Since then his parents have been working tirelessly to spread their message of “Good Decisions” to local teens and parents so that others would not suffer a similar fate. Brett’s message and memory keep them going, “When a parent loses a child, what helps them get through it is that they will be remembered and also that something good will come out of it,” his mother Dawn Finbloom said. In the past year, she and her husband, Norm, have been traveling to local schools and organizations to share Brett’s tragic story, reaching more than 13,700 people in the past year. They share their story, often with tears, but with honesty and a bold warning. “Don’t make the same mistake Brett did. Underage drinking is dangerous. It can kill you,” Norm Finbloom said in a recent presentation, “Drinking makes even smart kids, like Brett, make stupid mistakes.” Through their talks and in partnership with Promising Futures of Central Indiana, they also are promoting Indiana’s Lifeline Law, sponsored last summer by Sen. Jim Merritt. The law is in-

Jenna Finbloom, Brett’s younger sister, reads a piece she wrote about her brother as her parents, Dawn and Norm, stand by.

tended to encourage underage drinkers to “Make the Call, Get Help, Save a Life” to seek medical attention before it’s too late. The Finblooms wish the teens present the night of Brett’s death would have made that call. But, despite their grief, they forge on knowing their message is making a difference. “On New Year’s Day, a family appeared at our door to tell us their high school daughter ended up in a medical emergency due to drinking,” Norm said, “They told us her life was saved because her friend called for help due to what she learned about Brett Finbloom and the Lifeline Law. The parents wanted to say ‘thank you’ to us.” As balloons were released with notes for Brett into the dark gray sky, rain poured down on the crowd. But, a few minutes later the sun broke through and a full rainbow stretched across the sky. The crowd was in awe and Dawn smiled and said, “We sent up balloons with messages and got a message back.”

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using a debit card or bank check card at q7x4a9/. • By Mail – Complete a raffle ticket order form (available at wp-content/uploads/2013/03/car-raffleflyer-w_form-WEB.pdf) and mail along with check/money order made payable to CHS Band Boosters to: Carmel High School Band Boosters Car Raffle, P.O. Box 65, Carmel, IN  46082-0065 The winner of the raffle will be drawn at the band’s annual Community Night on Sept. 27 at the CHS Stadium. Community Night is a special fundraising event featuring the defending National Champion Marching Band and Indy’s area food trucks. Admission to the food truck area is $5 per person. The Marching Greyhounds will perform this year’s competition show, “Totem,” for the first time in full uniform. At the end of the performance, the band’s accounting partners will supervise the drawing, and the winner will be announced at that time. For more information, email or call 324-8222.




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The Carmel High School Marching Band still is trying to drum up the money it needs to travel to Pasadena, Calif., fundraiser to participate in the New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade. The 245 band members each need around $2,300 to make the trip. You can help them reach their fundraising goal by purchasing one of 3,000 raffle tickets being sold to take a chance at winning a new car. According to Timothy Dawson, president of the Carmel Band Boosters, more than 550 tickets have been sold so far for the drawing, which will net the winner a car from Dreyer and Reinbold, who provided the car at a discounted rate to the band. The raffle winner will be able to choose from six vehicles, three BMW models and three Mini Cooper models, Dawson said. To purchase one of the $100 raffle tickets: • In Person – Purchase raffle tickets in person directly from a CHS Band Booster, providing cash or check/money order made payable to CHS Band Boosters. • Online – Purchase raffle tickets online

Girl Scouts honored – Several local Girl Scouts earned Girl Scout’s highest award, the Gold Award, at the annual Girls of Distinction Celebration on June 8 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis. The Girl Scout Gold Award recognizes the leadership and impact a young woman can have on her community. The Gold Award project is a leadership project that has a significant and long-term impact on the community. Girl Scout Gold Award recipients in Carmel were Danielle Hrachovec, Jane Pangburn, Patricia Spears, Sara Spence, Michaella Lee Gabany, Jessica MacNulty, Elizabeth Bailey, Kirsten Holston and Elizabeth Snyder.

The coolest backyard ever – Natural Light Patio Covers There’s nowhere anyone would rather be on a beautiful summer day than the backyard deck, in a comfortable chair, sipping a cool drink. And yet, this idyllic scenario can so easily be spoiled if the sun is too hot and too direct. There are dozens of solutions to block the sun, but nothing is as effective or rewarding as a Natural Light Patio Cover. Imbued with almost magical qualities, the covers block all U.V. rays and 75 per cent of infrared rays, while letting through most of the light. The result is a cool setting that is still filled with natural light. There isn’t a giant solid awning casting a shadow not only on the deck but on the room behind the adjacent windows. There isn’t a large umbrella that has to be folded down every time the wind picks up. And there isn’t a retractable sunshade that has to be cranked into position every time someone wants to sit outside. Natural Light Patio Covers use Acrylite panels to filter out heat and U.V. while letting the light shine through, to create the perfect patio atmosphere. They can be attached to homes to cover decks and patios, or built as stand-alone covers detached entirely from the house.

They are permanent structures, engineered specifically for the Indianapolis climate to take the wind and snow without buckling or showing signs of wear. The see-through panels do not discolour or show any effect from U.V. rays. In short, they are the perfect way to ensure your backyard experience is ideal all spring, summer and fall for many years to come. “We can even build enclosures to create three-season rooms,” says Cory Clapper, the Indianapolis sale consultant of the covers. “People have all sorts of uses for this technology,” he says. “We can build almost any kind of structure to fit in with a backyard plan.” The Acrylite comes in two-foot wide panels that can be as long as 24 feet. Glazing bars between them provide structural support and can be formed into a single slope or cathedralstyle ceiling. “When you look up through the panels, they are a sky blue colour,” Clapper says. “It’s like you’re looking at the sky.” The aluminum structure itself comes in four colours and all Patio Covers include eaves troughs just like the roof of a house.

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The header from Alexandra Isler and Juliane Tyte’s award-winning History Day competition website. (Submitted photo.)

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By Nina Johnson • With their website project Walt Disney: Turning Point in the Amusement Industry, Carmel freshmen Alexandra achievement Isler and Juliane Tyte earned first place in May’s State-level History Day competition. Because their website earned a spot in June’s Kenneth E. Behring National Contest at the University of Maryland, their research and history skills are still available for online viewing. More than half a million U.S. students participate in National History Day. Teachers encourage students to find a historical topic that both interests them and relates to the contest theme. The 2013 contest theme was Turning Points. The event website explains the contest aims “to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding.” As high school newcomers in an Honors English/Advanced Placement World History class, Isler and Tyte started separate projects studying different aspects of Walt Disney. “We had both been inspired by Disney as children,” Isler said. While Isler’s project focused on the evolution of animation with Steamboat Willie, Tyte’s project spotlighted the Disney Empire. By February, they decided to combine their efforts. “We merged our ideas into (Disneyland’s) evolution of the amusement industry,” Isler said. Their research included combing through Carmel High School and public library databases,

online sources and interviewing figures such as Richard Munch, National Roller Coaster Museum historian. They developed an original website to present their research and analysis. Isler worked on design and background coding while Tyte located photos, videos and works citation. Each researched and wrote content, meeting three times a week to merge their ideas. Professional historians and educators reviewed their work and interviewed the students. “When we realized we had won (State), it was astounding,” Isler said. “It was also humbling realizing our project was worthy of going to Nationals.” Tyte agreed projects at Nationals were competitive because “the aesthetics, arguments, and research in the projects were stunning.” After researching Disney, Tyte “was surprised to learn that Walt Disney’s dream for Disneyland basically failed during the first week of its opening.” She explained Disney’s diligence in “revising the park’s infrastructure and organization” was a turning point for the park. Isler concluded Disney “wasn’t attempting to create the American Dream but, rather, make his own reality.” She discussed Disney’s bleak childhood and his desire to create a sanctuary for a generation whose childhood’s had been overshadowed by the Great Depression and World War II. “I realized that greed was never the reason Walt Disney began (Disneyland),” Isler said. “He just wanted to make his dream come true.” Isler and Tyte’s website is hosted through the National History Day organization and can be viewed at

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Don’t be afraid. This column contains no request for donation, to sign up or attend. Void of any plea for your philanthropy support, my writing offers instead the opportunity to take pride in what your business, volunteer, school and religious community accomplished in one very gratifying weekend. It was amazing and monumental, but went remarkably unnoticed. It is a fact that 1,800 children from across Hamilton County received clothing, shoes and school supplies without charge. The project, Tools For Schools, offers a complete package of necessities to families in need so that the first day of school is financially stress free for parents and kids. But how the team hands out supplies is what caught my attention. As significant as the shoes and No. 2 pencils are, the greater gift is the expression of love, dignity and compassion which is offered to each person walking through the door. Jayne Slayton, director of the Merciful HELP Center on the campus of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is the mastermind behind the ginormous undertaking. She is the first to give credit to the 995 volunteers who make it all work. Joining Jayne five years ago with the idea of a unique program was Pam Curtis, Jane Rees and Father Richard Doerr. The program they started now has some very special attributes.

Serving 1,800 children with parents in tow (or vice-versa) can create a very large crowd during a weekend event. To eliminate the herd mentality, each child is served by appointment and a volunteer “friend” shepherds them through the entire process. The shoe department becomes an area which not only offers a brand new pair of shoes but a sincere message of love. In an effort to show ultimate compassion and Christ’s love, a volunteer washes the feet of each child. Not because they are dirty, but to share a message of appreciation for allowing the community to serve as Christ did. After selecting a backpack, choosing a coat, learning how to make healthy snacks, receiving a library book to keep, picking up a stack of socks and underwear and getting something to eat, the day is not yet complete. Only after each family is given the opportunity to share any additional needs, ask for prayers and solidify a lasting connection with the volunteer friends they have met along the way is the mission considered accomplished. Too many names of businesses, churches and people to list. But they know what they did, and now you do, too. Jeff Worrell is a member of the Carmel Redevlopment Commission.He recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel” on cable channel 16. Contact him at jworrell@


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At CCS, an improved, nutritional menu – for starters By Mandi Cheesman • If you have, or ever have had, a child in school, you’ve undoubtedly asked, “Are you taking your lunch or buying it at school?” You’ve probably never stopped to think much beyond your child’s answer, but there is an entire army of people and procedures in place to make sure your child cover story is able to reply, “Buying.” And some of those procedures have pushed the school-lunch program, and those responsible for its success, under an uncomfortable spotlight recently. Carmel Clay Schools participates in the federally regulated National School Lunch Program, which operates in more than 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and day-care centers across the nation. Because it participates in the program, CCS earns a cash subsidy for each meal it serves and the opportunity to buy reduced-cost food from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. In return, it must offer free or reduced-price lunches to eligible children and serve meals that meet federal nutritional requirements. And meeting those requirements recently hasn’t been easy. In 2010 the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act directed the USDA to update the program’s nutritional standards to mimic the latest “Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” The largest part of the new meal requirements went into effect at the beginning of the 2012-13 school year, and, in some cases, the complaining began shortly thereafter – especially about whole-grain mandates which left some children longing for their white-bread buns and white potato French fries. “This is all about healthy meals and doing good things for kids, and I have no problem with the goal of the federal lunch program,” said Roger McMichael, assistant superintendent of business affairs at CCS. “But, along with changes, it also involves certain challenges.” Challenges include getting children to eat McMichael foods to which they might not be accustomed, such as whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and legumes. But they are challenges that McMichael has been hearing throughout his three-plus decades in education. “For 35 years I’ve been hearing that kids won’t eat school lunches,” he said. “But the fact is, the food provided in Carmel Clay Schools, and I would suggest in every school in the U.S., is much, much more nutritious now than it has ever been.”


And that is the goal of the ever-changing USDA program. The School Lunch Program has been evolving since its inception in 1946. Every five years, the legislation governing the program is re-authored as a part of the nation’s farm bill, and the most recent changes reflect revisions to the program through 2022, according to Betsey Flores, assistant director of food and nutrition services at CCS.

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‘A very fine line’ The School Lunch Program is a self-funded program that subsists on reimbursements from the USDA based on the numbers of lunches sold and with monies paid for the lunches and a la carte items. “We are riding that fine line between offering healthy options and then offering those items the students want, because our income and our expenses come from lunch and a la carte sales,” said Betsey Flores, assistant director of food and nutritional services at Carmel Clay Schools. “It’s a very fine line we follow to make it all work.” Because the rate of the USDA’s reimbursement can fluctuate each year, the school’s lunch prices often change as well. This year’s lunch rates are $2.30 for elementary students, $2.50 for secondary students and $0.40 for reduced lunch. Breakfast costs $1.30. Parents may eat lunch for $3. “I would encourage you to have lunch with your student,” said Roger McMichael, assistant superintendent of business affairs. “We keep getting better and better. It’s not ‘your parent’s school lunch,’ and I believe there are any number of people who don’t realize that.” - Mandi Cheesman

“As with most legislation, when it’s passed, it gets interpreted and then the interpretation changes, and it is the same with this program,” McMichael said. “It is in a constant state of evolving into new guidelines; you never quite get there.” One interpretation that changed quickly after it was introduced was how much is too much. As You Tube became flooded with videos of students claiming to be too weak from hunger to perform their duties, legislators reviewed their newly announced edict that not only would there be minimum serving sizes, but maximum serving sizes as well. “Students were leaving hungry because they saw smaller serving sizes,” Flores said. “The USDA recognized this and took away the maximums requirement, and we went back to normal serving sizes and completely eliminated the hunger issue. That was a big deal and the USDA took note and backed off that one idea.” Flores And it did so quickly. The maximum serving size was introduced in August 2012 and rescinded in December. But solving that problem created a problem for another spoke in the wheel that must spin to feed the nearly 13,000 students that buy food every day during lunch at Carmel’s 15 schools. “When the USDA changed its portion-size mandates, it left the food suppliers with a whole lot of food we could no longer sell,” Mary Beth Rippy, a school specialist with Supreme Great Lakes, a vendor which represents food manufacturers such as Jennie-O, Basic American and Advance-Pierre. “This was good for the kids but bad for the manufacturers.”


Rippy said the constantly changing USDA lunch program requirements affect her manufacturers greatly. “These changes come at a huge cost to the manufacturers,” she

said. “And there has never before been a situation where they had to reformulate or change a whole category until recently with the whole grains.” Coming up with new breading and whole-grain snacks with little to no warning was a test for many of her manufacturers, Rippy said, and it was, too, for many of her food service directors. “I feel bad for them,” she said. “Many of them just said, ‘I’m going to retire.’ A lot has been put on them.” Including the fault for childhood obesity, which Rippy said is unfair to blame on five meals a week. McMichael agreed. “Kids are in school 180 days out of 365,” he said. “We will assume some of the responsibility for childhood obesity, but not all of it.”

Did you know? • All entrée and side salads are 50-percent spinach and 50-percent romaine lettuce. Iceberg lettuce no longer is used. • Added salt has been eliminated from all recipes. The schools use many low-sodium and low-fat meat and dairy products and a variety of salt/sodium-free seasoning blends. • CCS serves 1-percent, low-fat white milk and white skim milk. All flavored milks are skim products. • Desserts have been eliminated from meals at all levels except for the monthly birthday celebration at the elementary schools. Occasionally, a special dessert is offered for holiday meals. • The protein items served at CCS come from Jennie-O for turkey, JTM for beef and sauces, Tyson and Gold Kist for chicken items and Pierre for pork. Ham is almost always turkey ham. • Salt shakers have been eliminated at all schools. • Vegetable and fruit servings are increasing from one-half cup to one-cup portions at the high school. • All vegetable servings at the elementary and middle schools have increased from one-half cup to three-quarters cup portions.

What’s next? • In the 2013-14 school year, a fruit selection will be a mandated part of breakfast. It may be a juice selection. • In the 2014-15 school year, a la carte sales will have calorie, sodium and sugar restrictions. • The years after that and leading up to 2022 will all focus on sodium reduction. Source: Carmel Clay Schools


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FR O M  T H E BACKSHOP Coming soon: New dining guide We’re proud to announce the coming debut of our dining guide, Tables, which will detail options in Hamilton and Boone counties and beyond. The first issue, of which we hope will become a quarterly offering, will arrive in homes on Oct. 22. Actually, this wasn’t our idea. Karen Kennedy, who covers the arts and government for us, and who spent more than 20 years owning, managing and promoting restaurants, approached us about it. Brilliant! We said, “Yes” to the idea in a heartbeat. Karen will head the project. Tables will be a glossy-text, bound, magazine-style publication that will feature ads from area restaurants, along with directory listings which will give readers guidance about the category, location, price and other amenities (outdoor café, brunch service and family friendly, among others) that each restaurant offers. It also will include features on local chefs and anecdotal stories about the restaurant business from an insider’s perspective. We’re excited about the potential of Tables. The markets we serve are comprised of residents with disposable income and with a desire to dine out. That we go to every home by mail in all the markets we serve provides a powerful “in” for advertising partners. As with our other publications, we relied on independent research before moving ahead. Research has served us quite well for almost seven years, and we’re not going to launch an initiative without it. We feel strongly that if it’s important to the readers, we’ll make sure they get what they want, and the research helps us to do just that. Restaurants interested in advertising in Tables are urged to e-mail or call 489-4444.

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Afraid to fail It is our position that failure needs to be an organic experience that is part of learning. In one of many public examples of fear of failure as of late, it seems the former state superintendent of education got caught in the vortex intended to be the administration’s answer to monitoring failing schools with an A-F grading system. Instead of escaping the vortex by admitting that even the best schools can fail according to the current grading system or that the grading system may in fact need to be changed, the storm worsened. Fear of failure in politics is exhibited by the stalemates, bailouts, refusing to acknowledge that business plans don’t always work and refusal to acknowledge that a growing sense of entitlement is rampant among its people. The highest paid player in major league baseball, Alex Rodriguez, was recently suspended for his alleged involvement in a doping scandal along with a dozen other baseball players. A-Rod, is juicing really worth maligning your career when you are fortunate enough to live every little leaguer’s dream? Lift a few more weights or stay after practice. Selfrespect is the byproduct of admitting failure and has a valued and vital place in a civilized free society.

Stop, play, be of service Commentary by Terry Anker In drawing a concept from the Proverbs, 17th century British playwright William Congreve proclaimed “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned,” spoken by Zara in Act III, Scene VIII of “The Mourning Bride” (1697). The quote is often mistakenly attributed to an earlier bard and another William. Since Congreve borrowed it from the Bible only to have history believe it to have been penned by another author reminds us that the message is always more important than the speaker. While I’ve routinely dismissed the line as misogynistic preferring to believe that Hell is likely filled with banshees of both genders plotting vengeance on thoughtless and lost love, one is reminded that art has often miscast women as shrew rather than progenitor. Not so with the Women’s’ fund of Central Indiana which has placed pianos, both indoors and out, at locations around our fair communities (www.womensfund. org/go-ahead-play). These instruments are meant

to be played by all comers – the gifted and the not-so-much-so. Across downtown Indianapolis and at two locations in the Arts & Design District in Carmel, folks can and do play live music with reckless abandon. Local artists made the donated and refurbished pianos ready for primetime (and for sale to raise money to go back into the community). The idea designed to raise awareness and create public art is created and brought to life by sixth- to twelfth-grade students! Sure, Jennifer Pope Baker, the Women’s Fund Executive Director, and her top flight team provided loads of support, but the kids are to be credited. Before the pianos are removed next week, stop and play. Stop and interact. Congreve might have been better remembered if he’d quoted, “Heaven hath no joy, like a woman of service.” Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@currentincarmel. com.

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Grant is a gift, not a right

Editor, I would like to take the opportunity to extend a thank you to Mayor Jim Brainard and the entire Carmel City Council for the extremely generous 2013 Arts Grants that were recently awarded to local arts organizations, including Actors Theatre of Indiana. While certainly appreciated by our organization, the annual awarding of a grant by the City of Carmel should never be expected or taken for granted. Many cities across the country are struggling in the current economic environment and any type of funding for arts organizations is usually the first item to be eliminated from a tight city budget. Thankfully, our city leaders have a shared love of the arts and they have the vision to see the value that arts orga-

nizations bring to a community such as Carmel. The awarding of these arts grants demonstrates a strong commitment. The Carmel Arts Grant does not eliminate the need for Actors Theatre to be managed like a business. We need to continually search for grant opportunities and aggressively seek individual donations and corporate sponsorships. As any business owner will tell you, a strong balance sheet is critical for the long-term success and survival of any organization. The Carmel Arts Grant will help us grow, but it will not solve all of the financial issues that arts organizations are facing today. That responsibility is ours alone. James A. Reilly Executive Director, Actors Theatre of Indiana

Morally straight in question

Editor, As someone who has been involved in scouts for over 15 years, I must admit that I have been dismayed by the decision of Boy Scouts of America as it relates to homosexual scouts. But before even addressing if the decision conflicts with the Scout Oath and core beliefs, one must first ask why this even became an issue. Specifically, how many boys between the ages of 12 and 17 know at that age that they are gay? I have to believe the number is minuscule. Yet this became a critical issue to sponsors of the BSA and of course gay activists. As Current’s article correctly noted, political correctness is not part of scouting and never should be. The scout oath specifically requires a scout to be “physically fit” and “morally straight.” For 100 years, I think we knew what “morally straight” meant. Now, it is not so clear. And of course,

we had people crying that obese scouts were discriminated against because at the National Jamboree attendees had to meet certain BMI requirements. (Anyone who would have visited the National Jamboree would understand why this was required). So, I guess BSA should toss out “physically fit” because that is not politically correct, either. I saw recently a parent was complaining that girls were not allowed in boy scouts and I am sure we will here from atheists next. (Yes, duty to God is also in the oath). BSA is a private organization and it is unfortunate that it has been forced to compromise its values and beliefs but unfortunately that is the way of the world today. The line between what is moral and what is not is fading away, and if we aren’t careful great organizations like BSA will no longer exist. Tom Schultz, 46032

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The calm is just a ruse Commentary by Danielle Wilson Have you ever had a day where everything seems to be moving along too perfectly? Where you think to yourself, Somehumor thing’s up. Life shouldn’t be this good? I had one of those recently, and sure enough, it all came crashing down. The morning had been simply dreamy. While children and husband slept, I had enough quiet time to make coffee, check email, stalk my friends and acquaintances on Facebook, and even hammer out a wedding toast for my baby sister that I must say, is simply outstanding. Once kids arose, they left me alone in favor of Doo, who eventually caved to their incessant whining for Dunkin’ Donuts. Everyone was happy, even Mother Nature, who’d taken it upon herself to deliver a package of spectacular weather, despite it being the heart of summer. Later, I was able to wrap up the overdue weeding, take a stroll with Doo and the dog, and actually finish a sci-fi novel down by our neighborhood pool. Pure magic. And then, of course, the day went all to hell. Quite literally, as I was sitting at my computer wondering how I would spend the rest of the glorious afternoon, my rare slice of serenity pie was whisked away in grand fashion by the piercing screams of our youngest daughter. I found her leaning over the upstairs banister and

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Avoid beer, black and full moons Commentary by Dick Wolfsie

It was one of those Internet headlines that you think might be a joke: Mosquitoes prefer beer drinkers. My initial reaction was to humor brush it off, just like I do the little pests at picnics and the State Fair. The article had already gone viral. My guess is that good old boys in places like Pine Bluff, Ark., got the bad news while standing around their favorite watering hole where, unfortunately, there is a lot of standing water. The piece is filled with data that establishes a profile for those people most likely to be bitten. Much of this research was sponsored by the American Mosquito Control Association, whose motto includes: “We are dedicated to education… that results in the total suppression of mosquitoes.” Generally, I’m against any kind of suppression, but even a liberal like me can suck it up and admit this is all-out war. And it won’t be bloodless. The investigations were performed on hundreds of idealistic young volunteers. What was the incentive for their participation? Lots of free booze and an itch to do something for the betterment of mankind. The research says that when a mosquito dines on a person who has enjoyed a few brews, the insect gets a little tipsy herself (male mosquitoes don’t bite). Scientists have an instrument

called an inebriometer that can measure how much alcohol the bug has ingested. No doubt, Indiana soon will be training our state troopers (those with tiny hands) to administer this test. What else have scientists learned? Professor Robert Van Pire (not his real name) at a nearby Midwest university sat in a mosquito-filled lab in his underwear to determine which parts of his body were most likely to be targeted. His feet were first, even edging out a petri dish with limburger cheese. Entomologists around the world admired the professor’s dedication to the problem of insect bites, but ol’ Dr. Bob actually teaches American Literature and this was the third time he was caught on campus in his boxers claiming it was research. What other factors make you susceptible to a mosquito bite? Black clothing, for example, increases the chance of being a victim about 35 percent. And when the moon is full, you are 25 percent more likely to be bitten. This is another reason not to flash people from your car window, especially at dusk when mosquitoes are looking for some action and can’t tell one moon from another.

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Excuse me while I go to the fair Commentary by Mike Redmond

If I am slightly unavailable for the next few days, I have a good reason: It’s State Fair time. I am a 100-percent, dyedhumor in-the-wool, accept-no-substitutes Indiana State Fair junkie and have been all my life. I’m not sure how many State Fairs I’ve been to, but 50 does not seem out of the question. Whatever the number, it’s a lot of corn dogs and lemon shake-ups over the bridgework. What attracts me to the fair? Well, let me start by saying what doesn’t: fair food. I know, I know. Comments like that can make the state police come to your door and demand that you hand over your Hoosier card. Sorry. Can’t help it. With the exception of the aforementioned corn dogs and shake-ups – and even then, they have to come from one particular corn-dog-and-shake-up stand to the exclusion of all others – I am not a big fan of what other people call Fair Cuisine and I call Deep Fried Grease On A Stick (they put it on a stick so that it has some actual nutritional content). I suppose this goes back to kidhood, when going to the fair meant pestering the parents for every morsel of junk available and always hearing the same answer: “No,” followed by “I can make better at home.” The latter was true. Mom really did make better at home. Especially her

elephant ears, made with real elephant. Grow up like this and a phenomenon occurs that is not unlike the kid/junk food version of Stockholm Syndrome, where hostages begin agreeing with their captors. Kids begin agreeing with their parents. Either that or they spend the rest of their lives defiantly eating funnel cakes and end up weighing 400 pounds. I go to the fair to feel good. Looking at pigs makes me feel good. There’s something very satisfying about looking at pigs. Maybe it comes from being grateful that you’re a human and not a pig. I go to see the best of what my state has to offer. I know, my beloved Indiana can be kind of peculiar, but I sort of forget that at fair time. Whether it’s 4 H projects or commercial exhibits, I view the fair as the one place where the best of who we are and what we can be is on display. Plus, there’s a giant popcorn ball on display in the Ag-Hort Building. It was made in LaGrange County. Where else could you find something as weirdly, wonderfully Hoosier as that? See you at the fair. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ mikeredmondonline. com or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.


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Michelle Freed of Fishers

Pop up piano – On Aug. 18, Danny Yount from the Carmel High School Band will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. on the “GO Ahead & Play CARMEL Pop-Up Piano” at the Carmel City Center on the sidewalk south of Wedgwood Way, between the storefronts of Nature’s Karma and Authentic Sports Collectibles. The pop up piano will benefit the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana. The Women’s Fund “GO Ahead & Play” is a public art project led by sixththrough twelfth-grade GO: Give Back students who are using their talent, time and leadership to bring art and music to central Indiana. The project is completely student-driven and is guided by parents and Women’s Fund staff. Fridays After Dark – District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Dr., with a performance from Ron Espiritu as part of the Fridays After FISHERS Dark acoustic music series this Friday. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is free. If you’re worried the weather won’t hold, call the weather line at 595-3491.

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Fringe Festival features local talent

By Jay Harvey • For theater fans, including people living north of 96th Street, one of the year’s biggest attractions will make an 11-day stand in and around the Indianapolis Cultural theatre District of Massachusetts Avenue – the Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival (Aug. 15-25). Current Publishing talked with Kevin Burke and two other performers making their IndyFringe debuts, all from Hamilton and Boone counties. Of the three, Burke enjoys the highest profile in the entertainment world — certainly indisputable if you agree with him that the world’s top entertainment cities are Las Vegas and New York. What’s a hit in Vegas sometimes stays in Vegas, though: “I thought there should be a sign at the city limits saying, ‘No one past this point knows who Kevin Burke is.’”  Recounting what happened to him there makes up “Sin City Stories,” which opens Aug. 17 at ComedySportz. The vehicle that raced him to fame was “Defending the Caveman,” a one-man show by Rob Decker. Burke won the audition to tour in the Broadway show in 2003; by 2007 the producers wanted to plant the show in Las Vegas and chose Burke to present it. Eventually, he found himself in the longest-

running Broadway show in Sin City history – 3,000 performances in all. The show connects with people through witty comparisons of typical male and female behavior. Sample: “When a woman says ‘I’ll call you,’ she means when she gets home. When a man says it, it means before he dies.” Back in November, Burke told his bosses that he wanted to come home this May to spend more time with his children, now 14 and 10. He’ll still do road shows of “Defending the Caveman,” but only for several days at a time. Michelle Freed, who lives in Fishers with her husband and their two children, has a background in advertising, corporate communications and journalism, with a subspecialty of humor writing. Putting that humor and herself on a stage is something new to her, however. “Come Dance With Me” is a monologue recalling the tension of being “born to boogie” but growing up in a small Oklahoma town that frowned on dancing. “My parents were dance-friendly, and we were kind of the liberals of the town,” Freed said. “We ended up having dances in the Methodist church basement.”  “Come Dance With Me” takes that hometown restriction on dancing and traces Freed’s subsequent obsession with the worlds of “Soul Train” and “American Bandstand” across the decades. “It’s definitely a stretch for me,” she said about her show, which opens at ComedySportz

on Aug. 16. She states her goal for the show humbly: “I want not to feel completely stupid. I seem to stumble onto things a lot.” Selfdeprecation is part of her style, she added: “I would rather throw myself under the bus than someone else.” Larry Adams, a family physician who lives in Zionsville, caught the theater bug in the last year of his residency 24 years ago. Soon he got heavily involved with acting and has accumulated cast credits in a variety of local productions, from Lebanon and Brownsburg to Indianapolis’ Theatre on the Square. Adams wrote “The Dealer Smiles” out of an interest in questions of religious faith and philosophy, but he didn’t want to handle those themes too somberly. “It’s mostly from a Christian perspective,” he says about his two-character play, “but it doesn’t toe any kind of traditional Christian line.” Breaking down walls between different faith traditions is Adams’ goal with the two-character comedy. When Adams got the play in finished form two years ago, he sent it to Jaime Johnson, a former patient and fellow theater enthusiast. Johnson’s acting skill inspired Adams’ work on the final version of “The Dealer Smiles,” which the two men will perform at Theatre on the Square (Stage 2) starting Aug. 16.

Hamilton County Highlighted – Hamilton County Artist Association presents an artist eye view of beautiful Hamilton County NOBLESVILLE at the Hamilton County Art Center & Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The exhibit is on display now through Aug. 30. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Movie in the Park – Westfield Parks Dept. and City Spring Church will present “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” at approximately 8:40 WESTFIELD p.m. Friday at Asa Bales Park, 205 W. Hoover St. The event is free and the community is invited to an evening under the stars to enjoy a favorite movie with the family. Bringing blankets, chairs, picnics or snacks is encouraged, and don’t forget a flashlight. Parking is available across the street at Westfield High School. For more information, visit or call 804-3184. Bike race – The Zionsville Grand Prix Criterium Bike Race is 1 to 4 p.m. August 18 on Main Street. The bike race is a closed zionsVILLE looping course that includes the historic brick portion of Main Street. For more information contact Tym Tyler, Race Director  at

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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 •


ITM FairTrain: Fishers Train Station for Indiana State Fair • Would you and your family like a more relaxing venture to the State Fair without the hassle of parking? Take the Fair Train; it departs from Fishers at various times throughout the day starting at 8:45 a.m.; the final departure from the State Fair to Fishers is at 10:15 p.m. Runs today; also runs Aug. 14, Aug. 15, Aug. 16, Aug. 17, and Aug. 18. Air-conditioned rides last 30 minutes, or 11 miles. • Fishers Train Station, Indiana Transportation Museum, 11601 Municipal Dr., Fishers • 773-6000 •


America’s Most Wanted Music Festival at Klipsch • Presented by Mountain Dew, this concert features rapper Lil Wayne, with special guests, T.I. and 2 Chainz. In 2012 Lil Wayne defeated Elvis Presley as a male artist with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, with 109 songs. Concert features music from his tenth album, “I Am Not A Human Being II.” “Tha Carter III” in 2008 was his most successful album to date; he received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, including the No. 1 single “Lollipop.” • Klipsch Music Center, 12880 E. 146th St., Noblesville • 7 p.m. • Starts at $28.75 • 776-8181 • Nickel Plate Arts Umbrella Series • Pop out to view or buy local art that’s perfect for home or your business. Umbrellas will be on display outside each vendor on the patio. • Nickel Plate Arts Campus, 107 S. 8th St., Noblesville • 4 to 7 p.m. • Call 452-3690 • E-mail Mike Janosky at •


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

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 • •


Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: ‘Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’ • Take your partner on stage to dance to music inspired from 1940s and 1950s swing. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s most popular songs include, “Go Daddy-O,” “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby),” and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit.” • Conner Prairie Amphitheater, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers • 8 p.m. tonight and Aug. 10. 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 • www.

Noblesville Fit Fest Triathlon and 5K Run or Walk • If getting into shape is something that you’ve talked about doing and need a push, bring a friend or family member for motivation to attend a day of fitness that includes a sprint, triathlon, 5K run/ walk, and aquathon. This event is very kid-friendly with a variety of activities and competitions. An entry fee for each activity benefits Riverview Hospital Foundation. • Forest Park Aquatic Center, 701 Cicero Rd., Noblesville • Activities start at 8 a.m. • 408-4234 • Third Annual Summertime Celebration – Arts and Crafts • Looking for some inspiring ideas for decorating your home? Need to update your wardrobe with some fun jewelry, fall clothing or accessories for a formal? Drop by the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds today and Aug. 18. Featured art includes Folk, Americana, Victorian, country and contemporary arts and crafts. Breakfast, snacks and a light lunch provided. Hourly gift drawings, $50 in purchases in shopping bags and entertainment. • 2003 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. • Admission is $3.50; children 12 and under and parking are free. • Call Judy Could with questions at 419-436-1457 • www. for $1 off coupon

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Would you like to go deeper in your understanding of the Bible?

By Karen Kennedy •

Classes in New Testament Greek to be taught this fall! WHERE: Central Christian Church, 1242 W. 136th St., Carmel WHEN: Tuesday evenings, beginning Sept. 3 at 7 PM BY: Rev. E. Paul Albrecht, Pastor of The Journey Church, Westfield (with over 30 years of teaching experience at colleges and seminaries)

WHO CAN ATTEND: Lay people are especially encouraged; Continuing education available for clergy. COST: $200 plus textbooks (approximately $80)

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If you are feeling inspired to express your inner Elton John or Diana Krall, head over to either the City Center or Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream through Aug. 18. Beautifully repurposed piafundraiser nos, turned into works of art, are on display there and are available for the public to play anytime. The pianos are the result of the Women’s Fund GO Ahead and Play project, in which they invited 20 local artists to take a donated piano and turn it into a playable piece of art. The project was led by local sixth- through twelfth-graders. The mission of the program is to bring music into public places and make arts accessible to the community. On the interior of the Carmel City Center, between Nature’s Karma and Authentic Sports Collectibles is a piano entitled “One Small Voice,” sponsored by Carmel City Center and the City of Carmel. It was transformed by Carmel artist Nancy S. Peterson and reflects a musical theme through multi-faceted mediums including brilliant paint, mirrors and clay. Carmel high school student Danny Yount will perform at this piano on Aug. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. In front of Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream is a piano entitled “Good Fortune Teller,” sponsored by Efroymson Family Fund of CICF. It was transformed by Zionsville artist Erin Lawrance Salewicz. The piano is bright and boldly painted, with cookie fortunes and peacock feathers incorporated to bring attention to the under-appreciated parts of a piano.

Carmel artist Nancy S. Peterson poses next to her creation while Kyle Curtis of the School of Rock plays it. (Photo submitted by City Center)

“It has been exciting to watch the enthusiasm, passion and commitment of the students leading this project – the time and energy they have dedicated to the success of GO Ahead & Play is remarkable,” said Jennifer Pope Baker, executive director, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana. “After more than a year of hard work by the students and volunteers, and with generous support by artists and our corporate partners, it is wonderful to see these pianos on the streets for our community.” Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, founded in 1999, has distributed 324 grants totaling more than $4.9 million to nonprofit organizations which serve women and girls in central Indiana. Women’s Fund is an endowed special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. For more information about Women’s Fund, call 634-2423 or visit For a list of other piano locations, visit

Summertime celebration – The Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville, will be bursting with energy as talented crafters and artists will exhibit at the third annual Summertime Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Aug. 17 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. The celebration is the perfect place to find new ideas for all your decorating needs along with fashions and accessories for daytime and evening outings. Guests will be introduced to many beautiful examples of Folk Art, Americana, Victorian, country and contemporary arts and crafts. The Celebration Café provides a quiet, relaxed atmosphere with breakfast items, light lunches and a variety of snacks and beverages. Hourly gift certificate drawings, free shopping bags with $50 in purchases, entertainment and lots of other exciting surprises await. Admission is $3.50. Children 12 and under and parking are free. For more information, visit, which offers a $1 off coupon.


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Friday – Radio Patrol Saturday – Andrew Young Hopwood Cellars Winery – 12 E. Cedar St., Zionsville – Friday – Jon England Saturday – Seismic Souls Three Ds’ Pub and Café – 13644 N. Meridian St., Carmel – Friday – Recoil Saturday – Big Daddy Caddy

Moon Dog Tavern – 4825 E. 96th St., Indianapolis – Thursday – Bunny Brothers Friday – Radio Echo Saturday – Late Show Sunday – Stepp-Walker Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub – 8235 E. 116th St., Fishers – Wednesday – Josh Kaufman Friday – Branch Gordon Saturday – Songwriters hosted by Branch Gordon Cobblestone Grill – 160 S. Main St., Zionsville – Wednesday – Slim Willie Thursday – Tim Wright Friday – The Michaels Saturday – Monique Rust

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Make your own fair food get cooking

Don’t have time to get down to the Indiana State Fair? Bring it to your kitchen with these recipes that will yield a classic staple and something a little extra spicy on the side.

Corn Dogs

Ingredients: 1 cup yellow cornmeal; 1 cup all-purpose flour; 1/4 teaspoon salt; 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; 1/4 cup white sugar; 4 teaspoons baking powder; 1 egg; 1 cup milk; 1 quart vegetable oil for frying; 2 (16 ounce) packages beef frankfurters; 16 wooden skewers Directions: In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk. Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Insert wooden skewers into frankfurters. Roll frankfurters in batter until well coated. Fry 2 or 3 corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Recipe by user SUZZANNA and photo by user SHORECOOK via


Deep Fried Jalapeno Slices

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour; 1 teaspoon salt; 1 teaspoon ground black pepper; 1 teaspoon chili powder; 1 teaspoon garlic powder; 2 eggs; 1 cup beer; 1/2 quart vegetable oil; 2 cups sliced jalapeno peppers Directions: Mix flour, salt, pepper, red chili powder, garlic powder, eggs, and beer together in a bowl. In a deep fryer or large pot heat oil to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Dip the sliced jalapenos in the batter. Place battered jalapenos in deep fryer. The jalapenos are fully cooked when they float to the surface of the oil. They should be golden brown and crispy. Recipe by user Micah Smith and photo by user MBKRH via

Third annual Warriors on Wheels bike event – The Officer David S. Moore Foundation third annual Warriors on Wheels bike ride will be Sept. 28. Three rides will be offered this year: 12 miles, 24 miles and 36 miles. All rides will begin from the BikeLine bike shop in Broad Ripple, 6520 Cornell Ave., next to the Monon Trail. On-site registration will be at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of BikeLine. Starting times will be staggered, with the 24 and 36-mile rides starting at 9 a.m. Then, the 12-mile ride will begin at 10 a.m. Helmets are required. Riders with paid registration on or before Sept. 1 will receive a free T-shirt. Other events will include: youth bike rodeo, food, silent auction, on-site bike raffle and music (provided by The Original Alpine Express). Early registration is offered on the Moore Foundation website. Registration forms may be picked up at most Indianapolis area bike stores. Registration fee is $50 for adults. Kids 15 and younger can ride free with a registered adult. All funds generated by the ride will be used to continue the mission of The Moore Foundation, a not-for-profit, volunteer-operated foundation. For more details, visit the Officer David S. Moore Foundation web site at

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The Scoop: A very cool restaurant, with a very cool atmosphere and great food. That sums up the Nickel Plate Bar and Grill. What’s so cool about it? For starters, the Nickel Plate has a very casual, laid-back vibe. Next, there’s a full bar, not to mention a patio that is open year round. Then there’s that great menu. Burgers, steak, fish, chicken, soups and salads are all featured items at the Nickel Plate. Make sure to try out their famous Hobo Stew. Type of food: Burgers, steaks, sandwiches Price of entrees: $6.99 to $16.99 Specialty: Burgers Food Recommendation: BBQ Grilled Salmon Dress: Casual Reservations: Not Accepted Hours: 11 a.m. to close Monday through Sunday Location: 8654 E. 116th St., Fishers Phone: 841-2888 Website:

WHERE I DINE Stephen Bryan, general manager, Stacked Pickle Where do you like to dine? My wife and I really like the Uptown Café. What do you like to eat there? I always have whatever the specials are. What do you like about the Uptown Café? I’m really into the environment and the atmosphere of the place. The Uptown Café is at 809 Conner St., Noblesville. They may be contacted at 674-8668 or

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When to seek immediate care

Commentary by LeeAnne Nazer, MD

When illness or injury strikes, it’s often hard to know whether to seek immediate care or to call your primary care docadvice tor. The decision becomes even more complicated if it happens after hours or on a weekend. To help make the most informed choice during these circumstances, it’s important to know basic guidelines for when and where to seek medical care. A true medical emergency generally is a condition that threatens a person’s life, limbs or sense organs. Most medical professionals agree that the following circumstances should always be treated as medical emergencies: chest pain, inability to breathe, severe and uncontrolled bleeding, stroke symptoms, and head, neck and eye injuries. In most cases, your primary-care doctor is the best resource for determining how to handle the condition. Find out whether your doctor has an after-hours service (most do). Also, ask your doctor whether he or she recommends a local walk-in clinic or urgent-care center. Walk-in centers are often good options for minor illnesses and injuries that occur at night or on weekends when your doctor may be unavailable. They are less expensive than emergency room visits, and if your situation isn’t a medical emergency, you’ll

likely spend less time in the waiting room at a walk-in center. Considering care for sudden injuries, it’s recommended to call your healthcare provider or seek immediate medical attention for the following: • A wound that continues bleeding after several minutes of applying pressure • Cuts that are particularly long or deep or that have ragged edges • Redness, swelling, bruising or drainage that increases • Numbness at the site of an injury • Injured body part that is bent or misshapen • Significant injuries to the head and face • Injuries that pop or make a sound when occurring • Increasing pain or difficulty breathing • A wound that looks infected (red, swollen or draining pus) It’s always best to err on the side of caution when illnesses or injuries occur. If you feel that you or someone else needs immediate medical attention and a primary care doctor is not available, emergency care may be the best choice. LeeAnne Nazer, MD, specializes in family medicine. She is a guest columnist from IU Health Physicians Family Medicine – Fishers, 9757 Westpoint Dr., Suite 100, Indianapolis. She may be reached by calling 944-0460.

Memorial golf fundraiser planned

There’s still time to register for the annual Christ is my Big C Golf Tournament played in memory of Stephilanthropy phenie Jocham on Aug. 26 at the Sagamore Golf Club. The mission of Christ is my Big C is to lessen the financial burdens of cancer fighters and their families to allow them to focus on the more important things in their lives – faith, family and wellness. The tournament will include a four man scramble. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and shotgun starts at 11 a.m. Entry is due by Aug. 16. Registration is $600 per team. A superticket also is available for $40 per person and includes one Mulligan, Frog Hole-hit from forward tees on selected hole, four raffle tickets, free golf swing launch monitor session, putting contest, $10 Golfsmith gift card, and entry into scratcher game to win $300 TaylorMade/Adidas gift card. The registration fee includes a cart, range balls, personal

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Medicare meets mandates

Commentary by Jamie Ianigro

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Question from Richard H. from Fishers: My wife and I are both retired, drawing social security and on Medicare. How Insurance will the new mandates affect us? Response from Jamie Ianigro: Beginning in 2014, every adult must have health insurance that meets minimum standards of coverage or pay a penalty when filing their tax returns. The tax penalty starts at $95 or 1 percent of your yearly income, whichever is greater. The penalty increases during the next two years as the law currently stands. The nice thing for the people on Medicare is how little all of this will actually affect them. Being enrolled in Medicare fulfills your individual mandate and keeps you out of the tax penalty box each year. Reform also has added free preventive services and annual wellness visits under Medicare. These benefits were rolled out in January 2011. Annual wellness visits are designed to allow you to meet with your physician annually to develop a personalized plan for improving and/or maintaining your health. This visit includes routine measurements, reviewing and updating your family medical history, a personal risk assessment, a review of your current abilities and getting refer-

rals to additional services you may need. Preventative services are the other piece that has been added to your Medicare plan as a no cost-sharing benefit. These include mammograms every 12 months, cardiovascular disease screenings, colonoscopies, cervical cancer screenings, cholesterol testing, diabetes screenings, flu shots, bone mass measurements and many other benefits. Additional benefits do have a cost, but those costs are passed on to people still paying Medicare taxes. The Medicare tax rate was increased at the end of 2012. A single individual pays Medicare taxes on all income up to $125,000. Those that are married and filing jointly have a threshold of $250,000. The new mandates also don’t take any shots at the social security trust fund. It is unlikely that social security will remain unchanged forever, but the trust fund is expected to be solvent until 2033 under the current rules and regulations. The fund is expected to begin bringing in less money than it pays out starting in the early 2020s. Jamie Ianigro is with Shepherd Insurance & Finanacial Services. Have an insurance question you need answered? Send it to

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Mo’s changes its name

After 10 years in business, a familiar landmark for steaks will be known by another name. Mo’s...A Place for Steaks has dining been rebranded under the name J. Hamman Prime, according to Jeremiah Hamman, manager of the new chain. The change affects the Mo’s locations in Indianapolis and the Carmel location in Clay Terrace. “We have plans to open new locations in cities around the country, and determined it was best to do so with a new name and an expanded menu,” Hamman said, explaining that the new menu will simply include a broader choice of items. Other than more items to chose from, diners will not see any other changes as a result of the new identity, Hamman said. “We are adding some canopies to our outdoor dining area in Carmel, but that has been planned for awhile and has nothing to do with the new

brand,” Hamman said. “It’s just simply time for a fresh, new brand.” The company is scheduled to open a new restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio, this fall, and is targeting locations in Dallas and Austin, Texas, for future expansion. Hamman said the new name will also eliminate confusion with other establishments that use the Mo’s brand, including Mo’s Irish Pub and the similarly named Moe’s Southwest Grill chain. “J. Hamman Prime chefs prepare some of the highest quality menu selections to be found anywhere in the world,” Hamman said. “But most of all, they are known for prime steaks, which is reflected in the new name.” The name change initially will be made on menus and company literature, with exterior signage to follow later this month. For more information about the company, visit

PC Brands and Milestone Talent Group have combined and relocated their corporate offices to 75 Executive Dr., Suite H, in now open Carmel, and will host an open house on Aug. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. to showcase the vast array of opportunities available from the partnership. In collaboration with Rodney Stepp Recording Studio and Capture Hour Productions, PC Brands and Milestone Talent will offer acting classes and seminars, music recording, video editing, photography, athlete marketing and endorsements and recruitment for college cheerleading and dance scholarships. The new headquarters also will serve as the offices of Cheercussion, a headgear that minimizes the risk of head trauma caused by cheerleading. PC Brands, the creation of former Louisville cheerleader Patrick Cowherd, is the parent com-

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Minute by minute – Forbes took some time to figure out just how much it costs to attend its top 11 schools, discounting Military academy. Their top 10 schools cost students $1.97 per minute, or two candy bars, according to an infographic. Stretch that out to a semester of college, and you can buy 212 kegs of Miller High Life, a Rolex or even the cheapest ObamaCare plan. – Short trips, smaller price tag – If you’re looking to save a few bucks on an upcoming trip, try and keep it less than seven days, according to Trang Doa, Kayak research executive. “The best fares are for long weekends, Saturday to Monday,” she said. – CNNMoney

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Monument celebrates Second Temple

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Commentary by Don Knebel

Lying between the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Coliseum is a monument celebrating the destruction of the Second Travel Temple in Jerusalem. Ironically, this same monument provided the model for the emblem of modern Israel. The Second Temple was one of the most impressive buildings in the Middle East during the early part of the first century. Substantially enhanced by Herod the Great to burnish his own image, the Temple displayed a large seven-candle menorah, fashioned of solid gold according to a design the Bible says God gave Moses. In 66 A.D., a minor protest against Roman rule got out of hand and led to the First Jewish Revolt. Emperor Nero sent 60,000 troops to Judea with instructions to crush it. Four years later, after a long siege, Roman soldiers under the command of Titus broke through the walls of Jerusalem, slaughtered the residents and destroyed the Second Temple. Titus, who later became emperor, was honored in 82 A.D. with a 50-foot high marble arch near the Forum memorializing the success of his campaign against Judea. The inside wall of the arch contains a carved relief showing Roman troops hauling items looted from the Second Temple, including the menorah, trumpets and a sacred table. Recent scientific analysis has confirmed that a layer of gold originally covered the

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A relief in the Arch of Titus shows Roman troops hauling items looted from the Second Temple. Historians now believe a layer of gold originally covered the plunder shown in the relief. (Submitted photo)

plunder shown in the relief. In 1949, the leaders of Israel decided that the emblem of their new country should depict the seven-candle menorah, a symbol of Judaism for thousands of years. But the menorah taken from the Second Temple was destroyed in antiquity. The best evidence of what it had looked like was the relief inside the Arch of Titus. So designers used that relief as the model for the menorah now at the center of Israel’s official emblem. Most visitors to the Roman Forum scurry past

the Arch of Titus on their way to the Coliseum. But the next time you are in Rome, look inside the arch for the menorah that not only became the symbol of Israel but confirms the golden splendor of the Second Temple. Don Knebel is a Zionsville resident who works for Barnes & Thornburg LLP. For the full column visit You may contact him at

Pregnancy app – You can get Angry Birds on your iPhone, Scrabble knockoffs and since December, Due Date Plus, a pregnancy app. Pop in your birth date and due date, and boom, the iOS application puts the pregnancy map in front of you. It helps its users keep track of weight gain, blood pressure and more. In turn, you can share the information with healthcare providers. – Strong scent – One cologne out there is made to persist chemically. Lacoste implements a sugar compound to keep the scent going, even if you’re sweating bullets. - Different route – Try having a different take on the regular old wedding guestbook at your special occasion. Stylish and fun posters can be purchased for your guests to sign. –

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Do you deny problems?

Commentary by Kristen Boice

Do you deny or minimize problems? Do you avoid conflict? Are you afraid to confront issues? Are you not sure how to communicate advice about difficult subjects? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many people never learned communication skills to work through challenges because it wasn’t modeled or taught to us. To work through challenges, it’s important to acknowledge, name and claim them and then begin to change them. It’s essential to understand we cannot change another person. We can only communicate how we feel, what we need and set boundaries. By not dealing with the problem and acting like it isn’t there, we are continuing the pattern for generations to come. It’s not too late to break an unhealthy cycle. It’s important to attempt this with safe people. 1. Acknowledge, name and claim. Take time to write out your feelings to get clarity before attempting to communicate or resolve the conflict. Explore what might be the root of the issue on your own to gain a deeper understanding. This will give you confidence to confront issues. 2. Set boundaries. It’s important that you have boundaries for yourself. Don’t take on re-

sponsibility for things that are not yours to own. Sometimes we tend to take on too much or too little responsibility. Write out how you think you contributed to the issue so you can set appropriate boundaries. 3. Generate possible solutions or options. Try to brainstorm possible solutions by making a list of pro’s and con’s of each idea. Be open to hearing and listening in order to understand both sides. 4. Explore your intentions. It’s important to look at your expectations and intentions. Are you wanting the other person to change? Is the goal to speak your truth with love and grace so you feel better and try to resolve the issue? Confronting issues means to attempt to bridge over and understand where the other person is coming from. 5. Use “I” statements instead of “you” statements. Start by saying, “I feel____ because____. I need_______.” If we start off with a “You should, you never, you always…” it will NOT go well. It will only create defensiveness. Kristen Boice is an individual, couples and family counselor and speaker with Pathways to Healing Counseling & Education. Contact her at

Dealing with misplaced modifiers Commentary by Jordan Fischer

Question: “One of my pet peeves is placing the word ‘only’ next to a word it does not modify and away grammar guy from the word it intends to modify.  I waited to send this to you until I found a misplaced ‘only’ in your column. Your recent ‘Real vs. really...’ column concluded by saying, ‘Adjectives only modify nouns.’  (If the only thing adjectives do is ‘modify,’ then they must not explain nouns, or quantify nouns, or strengthen nouns, etc.)  I believe the sentence should be “Adjectives modify only nouns.” Many years ago my grammar teacher impressed me with her emphasis on placement of “only” in a sentence. I must have been the only person who had that teacher, or the only one who paid attention in her class, since it seems more often than not writers and speakers violate her rule. To dramatize how the placement of ‘only’ can change the meaning of a statement, my teacher would post the following sentence on the board.  Then she would ask which blank you would fill with ‘only:’  “________SHE _______SAID______SHE_______ LOVED _______ME________.” I love your column and look forward to it every week. You make complicated grammar rules easy to understand. Your column helps all of us clean up our grammar.” (Rollin Dick, Carmel) Answer: You caught me! I confess: Sometimes I get to writing too quickly and my simple modifiers (only, barely, just, etc.) start hopping all over

the place. It’s a bad habit. You and your teacher are correct. Adjectives like “only” should be placed as closely as possible to the words they are modifying, so as to limit any possible confusion. Otherwise, you can wind up with a “misplaced modifier.” This might not be grammatically wrong in all circumstances, but our goal should always be to write as clearly as possible. Let’s look at some variations of your teacher’s sentence: • “Only she said she loved me.” Sad, but hey, at least somebody does, right? • “She only said she loved me.” What more should she say? • “She said only she loved me.” Well that’s … slightly stalkerish. • “She said she only loved me.” I guess this is one of those “I love you but I don’t like you right now” situations. • “She said she loved only me.” Now there’s a sweet sentiment. You should take her to the drive-in! It’s a short and sweet lesson this week, but an important one: Place modifiers as close to the thing they modify as possible. As you can see above, even a single word moved around in a sentence can create a very different meaning – and I won’t always be around to provide hilarious commentary if it does. Jordan Fischer is a contributing columnist for Current Publishing. To ask Jordan a grammar question, write him at

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Pet stress costs owners billions each year

Commentary by John Mikesell

Plenty of pets have anxiety issues, and many pet parents just don’t know how to handle them. The fact that pets suffer canine anxiety issues isn’t news, but the fact that pet owners spend more than $1 billion a year addressing fear and anxiety issues in their dogs should perk up your ears. Forty-one percent of dog owners participating in a survey by GMI Inc. in Washington said they had at least one dog with a current or former anxiety issue. The online survey involved 1,201 households that owned a total of 1,960 dogs. Twenty-nine percent of dogs in the survey population suffered from some form of anxiety or fear. The most common triggers were noises such as thunderstorms and fireworks (17 percent) and separation anxiety (13 percent). Less than half of survey respondents (46 percent) said they take action to address anxiety issues in their dogs. Of those, 71 percent don’t feel it is necessary, 29 percent don’t think there is a viable solution and 13 percent think a solution would be too expensive. Respondents who address their dog’s anxiety rely on medications, training and avoiding stressful circumstances. “We’ve worked with tens of thousands of dogs over the past two years, so we knew anxiety problems in dogs are very common, but we were incredibly surprised by the results of this data,” said Phil Blizzard, founder of Thunder shirt (Durham, N.C.) which commissioned the survey. “As our survey shows, millions of dogs are suffering from, and not being adequately treated for, fear of thunder, separation and travel anxiety and a whole host of other anxiety and fear is-

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Anxious animals cost their owners billions of dollars each year in destroyed property and treatments. (Submitted photo)

sues,” Blizzard said. “It is our hope that by highlighting the prevalence of these issues, we’re able to alleviate anxiety for more dogs and their owners in the future.” By extrapolating its survey results to data from 2009 to 2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association (Greenwich, Conn.), Thunder shirt estimates that nearly 23 million dogs currently suffer or have suffered some sort of anxiety issues have impacted 18.6 million U.S. households. Evidence suggests that dog owners spend on the average, more than $1 billion per year

addressing anxiety and fear problems. That includes more than $240 million attributable to property damage caused by anxious animals. There are many treatments for anxiety issues in dogs. You can check with your veterinarian or for a more holistic approach, your local pet store.

John Mikesell, owner of Izzy’s Place, A dog Bakery in Carmel, can be reached at izzy@izzysplacecarmel. com

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Have you ever experienced the Chicago Botanical Garden? Inspirational would be a pedestrian description of this daylong venture. Our recent visit was coupled with outdoors an ambitious national design/build/landscape symposium that was easily the most compelling in my 20-year history. The “rock stars” of our industry filled the space with renewed visions of yesterday’s very classic ideas. By blending bold new living patterns with historic material selection, we realized several strategies from both the gardens and the symposium in this project. Employing crushed-stone texture elements with modern furniture and blazing ornamental urns speak of this home’s very cool vibe. Constantly pushing toward forward design will often prompt creative solutions. Repurpose The previous front sidewalk was like most in Carmel. Functional, a little boring, and of course, the exposed aggregate was settling. The obvious solution was to remove the old and install something new. But the smart homeowners had something edgy in mind. “How can we repurpose the exposed aggregate?” Hmmm. Carefully, the team removed the sidewalk in large pre-planned sections and preserved as many as possible. The evolving design artfully integrates soft hues of bluestone accents at the driveway interchange then repeats a bluestone ribbon along the walk at various geometric intervals. The result is a unique walk that generously crafts its way to a front door micro space. Micro Space A surprise courtyard outside the front door brilliantly speaks to the homeowner’s lifestyle

Integrating soft-hued blue stone into existing exposed aggregate helped create a front-yard micro space perfect for relaxing. (Submitted photo)

and offers a crisp space for thought and a glass of wine. A huge slab of blue stone behaves as a step to the front porch and further pulls the space together. Repurposed exposed aggregate married with soft hued bluestone and a crushed stone house ribbon easily fits the Chicago Botanical Garden in a side courtyard… or your home and always changing lifestyle. Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks+, a Carmel home improvement firm. He may be reached at 679-2565, or

Interior design workshops offered – Beginning Aug. 20 and running through the fall, the Indiana Design Center will host a designer workshop series that is free and open to the public. Design professionals affiliated with the IDC will present interior design topics that range from putting the “wow” factor into a room to creating the perfect holiday table setting. Classes take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Some of the workshop topics include: Designing the Perfect Window Treatment, Designing the Green Home or Office and Holiday Entertaining with Style, along with others. All presentations will take place at the Indiana Design Center at 200 S. Range Line Rd. Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in surface lots or the underground garage. For more details or to register, call 569-5975 or e-mail

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Bathrooms that will grow with your children

Commentary by David Decker

The best home designs are ones that are equipped to grow and change alongside the people who live there. Case and point: a kid’s bathroom. It’s not easy to indoors create a bathroom design that can fit both a kid and adolescent’s needs. And as any parent of a teenager can attest to, there’s no telling how your child’s sense of style will change as he or she grows up. If you have more than one kid sharing a bathroom, you may want to look into building a Jack and Jill style setup. The best Jack and Jill designs feature a layout that separates the various areas of the bathroom, like the shower and sink areas. That way, each child can have a modest amount of privacy, even though they are sharing the space. Even if you don’t have the space to put in a full Jack and Jill design, you could still get some of the benefits by simply doubling up on the amenities in your bathroom. You may want to install two sinks, two mirrors, two linen closets and two cabinets if space allows. Doubling up helps cut down on crowding and makes it easier to share the space. One thing that kids and teenagers both have in common is the large amount of “stuff” they store in the bathroom. Kids may clutter When designing a bathroom for more than one child, the room with bath toys, while teenagers may try doubling sinks, cabinets and storage closets. struggle to find space for their hair products, (Submitted photo)

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dryers, flat irons and cosmetics. Both age groups can benefit from ample amounts of built-in storage. Use storage cabinetry along the sides of sinks or near the shower area to store towels, soaps, laundry hampers and other items that may otherwise get thrown on the floor. Kids have a knack for making watery messes in the bathroom. So you’ll probably want to select bathroom flooring that’s equipped to handle spills. Ceramic or porcelain tiles are always a good bet accompanied by a tile baseboard for easy clean up. Look for a design that features an anti-slip texture if you are concerned about safety. The best advice for creating a dynamic kid’s bathroom design is to stick to neutral styles when it comes to some of the larger elements. Try to look for showers, sinks and tile that will look great with any type of décor. Neutral pieces allow you to easily change the entire look of the bathroom by simply adding a coat of paint and swapping out the decorative items. That way, your children won’t ever outgrow the style. It can simply grow and change whenever they do. David Decker is president of the Affordable Companies, which include Affordable Kitchens and Bathrooms and now Affordable Custom Flooring. They are based in Carmel (5759540, E-mail home improvement questions to

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UPS Store in Zionsville, privately owned franchise store, looking for PT associates. Customer Service and computer skills are a must. Inquire at: 317-873-2667 or in person at 49 Boone Village, Zionsville Price is $62 for 1x, and $56 for multiple.

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