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Dear Old Dad’s
Carmel Dad’s Club turning 50 and stronger than ever / P2
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Dear Old Dad’s
Carmel Dad’s Club turning 50 and stronger than ever By Mike Beas Current in Carmel
After nearly a half-century as a successful athletic springboard for boys and girls of Carmel, it’s a good thing the higher-ups at the Carmel Dad’s Club don’t attempt to work the phones and hold a reunion. Not that it doesn’t have room for one. Thirty-nine acres of land are devoted to 16 soccer fields and two baseball diamonds. Yet it’s inside a gray, no-frills building where phones are answered, e-mails are sent and a smooth-running status quo that has weathered numerous societal changes hums right along. The second floor of the two-story structure is where one finds the office of Carmel Dad’s Club president Mike McGinley, 65, who even now might best be known for being the head football coach at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis from 1970-90. Thus, McGinley, who led the 1986 Irish to a Class 3A state title, knows a thing or two about peaking at the right time, and he’s standing smack dab in the middle of the Carmel Dad’s Club’s most-successful era from a numerical standpoint. In 2007, a record 12,004 participants were scattered over 16 different sports offered, a far cry from 1959 when the founding fathers - 10 Carmel dads - got the ball rolling by offering football to community youths. “In today’s time parents are looking for organized activities for their children. We cannot survive without those
SPECIAL SPORTS PROGRAM
The Special Sports Program has been part of the Carmel Dads’ Club for approximately 23 years. It offers T-ball, soccer, basketball, bowling and tennis and is a stepping stone for those who might choose to participate in Special Olympics. It is a positive sports experience for mentally and/or physically challenged school-aged children, age 5 and up, throughout central Indiana. Everyone participates according to his or her ability, and the rules in each sport are modified to meet each person’s ability level. fIf you would like more information about the Special Sports Program or volunteer opportunities, please contact Suzanne Mandel at 317-595-9016 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
parents. They are amazing,” said McGinley. “Over the year we have about 2,000 people who volunteer.” McGinley estimates some 8,000 families will be involved in Carmel Dad’s Club in one area or another in 2008, a jaw-dropping figure in this era of always finding something better to do. The club’s mission is to promote favorable public relations between parents, faculty and the community while teaching sportsmanship, citizenship and teamwork. If that sounds so, well, yesterday, then so be it. Clearly it’s a formula that works. Or at least that’s the way 64year-old Terry Prather sees it. Who better to sing the Carmel Dad’s Club’s praises than Prather, who at the age
of 18 began coaching football and has been a Dad’s Club fixture ever since, doing everything from coaching football and basketball to commissioning to mowing the grass at Wodock Field. “I can’t believe I’m that old,” laughed Prather. “I can’t believe the program is that old. For the most part the Dad’s Club has always kept the kids in mind. It’s really just a camaraderie of community volunteers who really love kids and really love sports.” Paul Hensel was one of those kids, albeit decades ago. A 1977 CHS graduate and a member of the Greyhounds’ boys state basketball team of that same year, Hensel now is a member of the Carmel Dad’s Club Board of Directors. “I played in the Dad’s Club in the 1960s and ’70s. Played football and baseball, and what I remember most is the friends that I met who are still friends of mine today,” said Hensel. “It was truly volunteerism. The parents did everything. You just had super people.” Super people then. Super people now. And people, as much as the methods in which they have emphasized Dad’s Club staples such as confidence, teamwork, leadership and respect, are girders to the strong bridge between generations of young Carmel athletes. In March of 2009 the Carmel Dad’s Club celebrates the Big Five-Oh, which makes for a lot of birthday candles if organizers elect to go that route. Fortunately, it’s a nonprofit organization that packs a pretty good tailwind of success.
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OUR TAKES It is our position that our community continues to act as an important economic engine for the entire region. Just this week, City and company officials announced the relocation of the USA InterCargo LLC corporate headquarters to Carmel. Moving from Savannah, Georgia, this transportation and logistics company boasts operations in Georgia, Los Angeles and New York and will emphasize earth-moving and other heavy equipment for new markets, which will represent added business to its current portfolio of transporting cars, motorcycles, tractors and bicycles. This European-born business-owner will no doubt contribute to local arts and charitable enterprises and intends to at-
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Carmel’s Circular Logic
tract most employees from Carmel and Westfield. Even as some companies arrive, others fail or are lured away. But in the mix, our area continues to out-perform most. Of greatest import is the fact that InterCargo is relocating from a distant state ostensibly lured to Central Indiana to take advantage of quality-of-life, tax and other strategic advantages. City leaders are wise to invest in city infrastructure and amenities so as to continue to attract businesses. Investments aimed at improving the quality of life, including but not limited to public artwork, greenway bike trails and an excellent public school system are being noticed as companies consider relocation.
It is our position that our sometimes considered quirky but always safer and more economical roundabouts continue to bring positive national attention to our part of the world. The September 15, 2008 edition of Time magazine features an article devoted to circular thinking of Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. The article opens by professing, “Carmel, IN, is driving around in circles.” In most context examples, the notion of “driving in circles” is a critique of someone’s loss of leadership or direction. Nothing could be further from the case. The construction of more than 50 roundabouts in Hamilton County reflects leadership in saving fuel, reducing traffic accidents, helping the environ-
ment, increasing efficiency, and augmenting esthetics. While some might jest with over our infatuation with these circular alternatives to cross street intersections, we are achieving national recognition for our transportation infrastructure plan. From the article in Time to environmental awards from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Hamilton County is leading the way. Once the Keystone Avenue and roundabout intersections are complete, we will again be featured as a leader in community planning and civil engineering. We urge the State to use such innovation in solving the dangerous and congested crossings of U.S. 31.
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ou have to hand it to America. political persuasions and economic levels. We create the sacrosanct and So recently in a group of said persons, we then regularly undertake to toasted the upcoming inter-racial nuptials attack it. For the last many of close friends. Along with the usual decades in our fine nation, discussion of wedding planning and queswe have trained, cajoled and tions of family compatibility otherwise overtly pressured not one could bring themselves our citizenry into the most to ask if the racial dynamic constrained and unnatural was an issue within the variform of political correctness ous sibling camps. So I asked. – so much so that we now Silly me. find ourselves virtually unable The group reacted in utter to discuss our impending electerror – except for two: the tion cycle. Is John McCain bride and groom. The bride estoo old? AARP would rattle pecially seemed relieved that the its significant saber if we dared topic was no longer forbidden. to discuss it. Is Sarah Palin – We had a good and enjoyable gasp – really able to work out discussion. How is it that sociside of the home? Is Barack ety now prevents us from comTerry Obama too elitist to even take muning fully with our friends, Anker an interest in representing all knowing and understanding of us common folk? And as to their joys and pressures? Isn’t Joe Biden, is he just entirely too grumpy a sincere, if naïve, hand extended always to get elected? We lack a collective abilpreferred? How do we learn if we do not ity to ask even these simple questions for discuss? Respect, not fear and avoidance, fear of being labeled ageist, or sexist, or should be the standard of the day. racist, or grumpy-old-multi-term-eastTerry Anker is an associate editor of Current in coast-establishmentist. Westfield. You may e-mail him at terry@curI am blessed to count among my friends people of many generations, races, rentinwestfield.com.
FROM THE BACKSHOP THE GREAT DEBATE (OR MORE, PERHAPS) Back by popular request (Shaddup!), we present another installment of the all-election Backshop. And admit it, you missed it (Again, shaddup!). The recent poll showing Republican presidential candidate John McCain with a four-point lead over his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, makes us think of two possible scenarios: (1) The number is actually larger, given the propensity for often strong crossover numbers at the last minute on election day, and (2) Obama might actually reverse field and decide to seek multiple debates. We shudder to think that the current plan for one debate each for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates will be enough to get it all out on the table. Plus, we really enjoy the theatre of it all. ••• We must admit we’re still flying high after Obama’s convention speech. We haven’t stopped talking about it. Finally, a politician who gets it. We’re referring to one line in the senator’s speech: “I will also go through the federal budget, line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work … because we cannot meet 21st-century
Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg challenges with a 20th-century bureaucracy.” We couldn’t agree more. So look for Obama to eliminate, right away, the following: Social Security, the Department of Education and the Department of Energy. There are hundreds more, perhaps thousands, but this is a great, and obvious, start. This IS what he meant, right? ••• We’re still rolling on the floor over this one. Will Bunch, writing in the Philadelphia Daily News, termed Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s convention address as “empty,” calling it “The Speech to Nowhere.” Was he watching the same thing we were? Can you believe this liberal has the gall to go there? Do Obama’s supporters really want to go there, too?
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
An Hour a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
hat’s free, gets you high, That breaks out to an average of almost 50 and helps you live longer? hours of service each year by each resident Volunteering. of Indianapolis. You may give of your From the midnight ride that Paul Revere time because you think took to the countless hours individuals put you’re helping others, but in into assisting southern Hoosiers actuality, you’re likely reapto fight rising floodwaters, ing health benefits, as well. volunteers have always had an According to the Corporation impact. In a recent study by for National & Community Tiller LLC, 83-percent of people Service (CNCS), volunteers said they would like to do more, have lower mortality rates, great73-percent said they would do er functional ability and lower more if someone asked, 64rates of depression later in life percent said they want to be than those who do not volunpart of something bigger than teer. Volunteering also can instill themselves, and 67-percent said a civic pride, community attachthere’s no good excuse for not ment and a sense of purpose. getting involved. In most cases, Westfield Youth Soccer, people just need to be asked to Sue Northview Church and Meals help. Finkam on Wheels are examples of orgaWhat do you think? Will very nizations that owe at least part busy people want to continue of their success to a strong contingent of to help others and improve the community loyal volunteers. In fact, the CNCS states within which they live? Will we make the that 81 percent of non-profit organizations time to teach younger ones the benefits of use volunteers. As economic conditions giving of themselves? What is the future of worsen, and cash donations to non-profits volunteerism in our community? decrease as is happening now, volunteers are Sue Finkam is interested in making a difference of even greater importance to an organizain the community through healthy conversation struggling to meet financial goals. tion. You can participate in the conversation According to CNCS figures, annual estiby posting a comment on her blog at www. mated economic contribution from volunteers in Indianapolis alone tops $1.2 billion. youarecurrent.com.
CLASS OF 1988 REUNION - The CHS Class of 1988 will hold its 20-year reunion at the Ritz Charles on Saturday, September 27 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Advance sales tickets are $60 per person, and tickets at the door will be $65 cash only. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Please go to www. carmelhighclassof1988.com to RSVP and find out about other activities planned for the weekend.
ast week was Meet the Teachers My older son’s class, a combined fourthNight at our children’s elementary and fifth-grade program, now spends their school. Having a fourth-grader lunch and recess periods just with the and two second-graders had us fourth grade, preventing the fifth-graders there two nights running, but I from seeing any of their fellow classmates. have to say, I was pleasantly In six weeks, the schedule will surprised by the parents this flip so that the class will be with year. Normally my husband all fifth-graders at lunch and the and I can’t stand these things fourth-graders will be SOL. As because inevitably there is for the younger kids, fitting in one mother who has a million a marathon LA block results in questions, all of which pertain the second grade eating lunch at only to her child and have no 10:15 a.m. Considering they just relevance to the rest of us. A ate breakfast at 7:15, not many half-hour presentation turns are hungry for “brunch”. into an hour marathon where Naturally, this is cause for I learn all about little Billy and concern for parents and could his pet snake, his sister’s alhave been a veritable disaster for lergy to peanuts, his tendency the teachers who generally, even Danielle to nap during math, and his when they aren’t responsible, Wilson “penchant for buggery.” Please, bear the brunt of complaints if you are one of those parents, and criticisms. But in the three save the personal questions and comments classrooms I visited, not one single parent until the end or email the teacher at a later blamed the staff for the crazy schedules. time. You’ll make a lot more mommy and In fact, in the 4/5 classroom, almost every daddy friends, I promise! parent prefaced his or her comment with Anyhoo, back to last week. Carmel Clay a compliment for the teacher: “We know Schools have initiated a new language you are doing your best;” “We think you’re arts curriculum that requires elementary great;” “Thank you for making this work.” students to spend 2.5 hours straight learn- Even in the second-grade rooms, parents ing spelling, reading, writing, etc. Sounds concentrated on the steps they could take progressive, but this substantial block of at home to ensure their child got through time is creating scheduling nightmares. the day sans starvation rather than com-
plaining about the absence of an afternoon snack. How refreshing! Teachers often act as middle men between education regulations and the families they work with, and all too often are forced to take responsibility for policies and procedures out of their control. Similar to the restaurant business, even if it’s the cook who burns the steak, the customer will take it out on the server. “No tip for you!” Having been both a waitress and a teacher, I can appreciate the precarious position of both. And I applaud Carmel parents for trusting and respecting our teachers while the kinks are being worked out. When parents stay flexible and positive, and model mature behavior, our kids are far more likely to do the same. So kudos to you moms and dads out there who are helping your children make the best of this new program. Supposedly, we’re all going to have better spellers, readers and writers at the end of it, and if that means my second-graders are a little famished when they get home, then so be it. We can start eating dinner at 3 p.m. Peace out! P.S. Can I come to the 2009 Glitz at the Ritz now?
SAFETY DAY 2008 - The 2008 Public Safety Day will take place on Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the St. Vincent Carmel Hospital back parking lot, located at 13500 N. Meridian Street in Carmel. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. While the focus of the event is to better inform the public about safety issues, all the activities are planned with family fun in mind. The kids’ Big Wheel races are always entertaining and visitors young and old seem drawn to the public safety helicopters, which are fully equipped with the latest life-saving technology. Stop by for fun and information for the whole family.
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Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DISPATCHES DUNKIN’ DONUTS SPECIALS - In celebrating their one-year anniversary, Dunkin’ Donuts is running specials and holding special events through September 21. World Champion Juggler and Carmel resident Jack Denger will perform at the store on Saturday. In addition, there are daily specials to thank the people of Carmel for the success of the location. ROAD CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - Range Line Road will be closed just north of 136th Street for construction of a new bridge over Little Cool Creek. Contractors have closed the bridge, and construction has begun with demolition and pile driving. The new Roundabout at 136th and Range Line Road will remain open. However, the north leg will be closed. Traffic will be diverted by use of a detour route. The posted detour for north bound traffic will be west on 136th (Smokey Row) to US 31. This detour will remain in effect through mid-November.
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Church breaks ground for third phase of construction By Bryan Unruh Current in Carmel
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church broke ground on a new sanctuary last week, marking the beginning of its third phase of new construction. The church, located at 1402 W. Main St., also built its Education and Administration Center in 2004 and a fellowship hall in 2006. It currently holds services in the 250-seat fellowship hall. The new sanctuary will accommodate about 500. “We are so excited to move,” said Marty Kaderabek, member of the church’s development leadership committee. Kaderabek said the Education and Administration Center was built before the sanctuary because the church valued its children above all. It will designate the fellowship hall to community outreach programs after the sanctuary is completed in the summer of 2009, she said. Mayor Jim Brainard attended the groundbreaking ceremony, held on Sunday, Sept. 7, along with several local priests and representatives from Woollen Molzan and Partners Architects, Pepper Construction Company and Fox Studios. Church Rector Stephen Sales said the church’s congregation primarily includes young families and retired couples who moved to Carmel to be with their grandchildren. He expects the congregation to grow when the new sanctuary is complete. “We have grown a lot as Carmel has grown,” said Sales. “I expect that to continue.”
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Members of the Carmel Clay Fire Department and Carmel Police Department will be holding a Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) class starting the first week of October through the middle of November 2008 at the Carmel Fire Department Headquarters at Two Civic Square. Carmel C.E.R.T. class instructors are looking for neighborhood teams of five to seven members to apply for the fall 2008 class. All team registrations are due by September 17, 2008. The C.E.R.T. class will teach members of the community skills used to help citizens in their local neighborhoods in times of large scale disaster. Carmel’s C.E.R.T. class will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the following dates: October 2nd, 6th, 13th, 16th, 23rd, 27th, 30th and November 3rd. The last class will be held from 8:00 a.m. to noon on November 8th. Please contact Bruce Knott at 571-2619 or e-mail bknott@carmel. in.gov to register. Class space is limited.
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Construction continues on track for a spring 2009 completion. Exterior facades are well underway with stone and brick nearing completion. Window and glass work has begun and the building envelope should be should be completed by the end of the year. The interior building design has been completed with contracting and construction scheduled to begin shortly.
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Phase I remains on track for its scheduled opening in late 2009. The underground parking area and infrastructure are nearing completion, while the structural skeleton of the corner building at Range Line Road and City Center Drive is wrapping up. The building’s exterior façade enclosure has begun in anticipation of the onset of winter, allowing interior construction to continue throughout the winter months. Interest has piqued in residential units, and reservations are being accepting for penthouses and condominiums.
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From Mike McBride, Carmel director of engineering
Concrete foundation work is nearly 75-percent complete and concrete structures for elevator towers 1 and 2 are complete. Structural steel erection began on July 21 and approximately 10-percent of the steel is in place. Masonry work has started in the interior of the building. Work on the mock-up panel for the building’s exterior has started. This will include masonry, stone, window, etc. for review by the architects when complete.
Construction will conclude on southbound lanes and switch to northbound lanes in early October. Southbound construction expected to proceed quickly because a large retaining wall is already in place. All lanes expected to be open in mid- to-late November, with bridge construction beginning in December.
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Three Cups a read runneth over
regularly have the opportunity to distributed into the Saving Cup, Spending yS yS yS write about interesting people who are Cup and Charity Cup. The cups served as a 4 da 2 da 3 da n n n generous with their time and talents. vivid image of money management for the i i i Sold Sold Sold Every one of them is special in some Townsley siblings. way. However, the kids who come The Saving Cup went along with Jake Caution ion to my attention with stories of and later Emma to the bank on t u a C Caution unique philanthropy or charia regular basis, symbolizing the ion t u a C table maturity beyond their years importance of increasingn their Caution tio auby are especially rewarding to me. balance overCtime earning dayS dayS dayS 2 8 After my recent column interest. The Spending Cup, pos5 1 1 n n n i i i about 16-year-old Tristen Davis, sibly the obvious favorite, comes Sold Sold Sold who is now famous for his 11 with a lesson, as well. This cup Caution Caution years of volunteer service to the works on the value of a dollar, Caution Caution Caution Christmas Child Program, some stretching the cash to make it Caut parents wanted to know if that go as far as possible and perbehavior can be taught or is sonal satisfaction about how the simply part of an extraordinary money is spent. The reality that dayS ayS d 1 2 9 n i in gene pool. not enough money exists in the Sold Sold The answer to that one will not Spending Cup for a must-have Jeff be found here, but there is a father item ultimately leads to a tutorial in our community willing to share on patience. Worrell his simple, common-sense plan But the Charity Cup offers the designed for parents who want to instill the most reward. In the case of the Townsley value of sharing in their children. You might family, half of the money in the cup goes call it a how-to book about charity. The colto their church and the other half is distriblaboration of Tony and Susan Townsley and uted to local charities or significant causes. Scott and April Willy produced Three Cups, Tony often speaks of the adventures his a story teaching children how to save, spend family has experienced by delivering the and be charitable with money. dollars from the Charity Cup to wonderful, The title of the book comes from the heartwarming groups that need help. allowance system used with the Townsley 317-216-8500 children starting with young Jake almost 15 Jeff Worrell is a local business owner. He recognizes volunteers on â€œConnecting with years ago. He was given three cups and $1 Re/Max ability Plus Carmelâ€? on cable channel 16. Contact him at *Sampling of 2008 sales. Homes sold for 96-100% of list price. per week times his age. The allowance was
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CAR SHARING FOR ECOMONY - “Selling consumers more vehicle than they need has been the mainstream auto industry’s business model for most of the past century,” writes Joseph R. White in the Wall Street Journal (8/19/08). That model is now under attack by car-sharing outfits led by Zipcar and its 225,000 subscribers, who pay $50 a year for on-demand “access to fleets of cars and trucks parked around some 26 North American cities and a growing number of college campuses.” The big idea is that “moving forward, more consumers will be content with a car that serves their ‘median’ need and will look to get occasional use of larger or more luxurious cars through car sharing.” Currently, the closest Zipcar locations to central Indiana are Chicago, Ill. and Columbus, Ohio.
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NO IMMEDIATE RECOVERY IN SIGHT - The federal government’s takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may save the battered real estate market from a complete meltdown. But financial experts say the bailout won’t lead to a housing recovery just yet; home values are predicted to continue to fall for some time. Still, the Fannie and Freddie rescue is likely to help bring mortgage rates down. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, said his group’s members are hoping lower rates will help change the attitude of potential buyers about whether it’s a safe time to re-enter the market. So while the bailout may have a positive effect on the market, it will be limited in scope and slow to take effect. -money.cnn.com
Recently I attended a political fundremoved their stark white nametag as raiser. The room was a sea of black ties, they motored to the stage, a true sign of including a generous tablespoon of politia regular public speaker – you don’t want cians, a teaspoon of supporters and a dash anything to detract from your speech. of people there just to fill a table. As the Once at the stage, you could see they were politicians huddled in the entry, truly at home. Each spoke with talking amongst themselves like purpose; forceful, yet eloquent. they were teenagers attending It became obvious this was their their first party, you could see home turf, their comfort zone. business happening elsewhere It wasn’t talking to people one around the room. People meeton one, but instead it was ading people – good old-fashioned dressing the masses. That’s the comfort networking. The kind comfort zone for many busiof networking that makes you nesses, too. feel good, greeting people face to The future of politics is here, face. The politicians, it seemed, and it requires candidates and weren’t interested in meeting elected officials to leverage people. Instead they were talking more personal styles of compolitics with other politicians, inmunication – styles that the David Cain terrupted only by the occasional Internet can create through the Marketing passerby who wanted an obligause of social media. And the tory handshake. same rules apply to businesses. Sticking close to people you already They have to engage with their audiences know is what’s comfortable. It’s what in new ways, ways that match the habits of almost everyone does: go to public places those they want to communicate with. The and talk to people they already know. online space has created an environment That’s comfort networking, but it is probthat demands politicians and business alike ably better described as closed networking. to get off their stump and into the crowd This meeting was called to order after wherever that crowd has gathered. an appropriate amount of closed networkDavid Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital ing. The politicians in attendance were media and online marketing company in all recognized and soon summoned to Carmel. David welcomes your questions or the podium in a singular fashion. Each
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Type: Traditional Age: New Construction Location: Near 161st St. and Gray Rd. Neighborhood: Slater Ridge is a new custom home community. Sqft: 5836 including 2477 in the finished walk-out basement Rooms: This four-bedroom home has fiveand-a-half baths, a large entry with curved staircase, two fireplaces, main floor office, and large kitchen with granite counter tops and tile backsplash, and master suite with sitting room, custom closets and private balcony. Strengths: The two-tier deck and walkout basement patio overlooks the rolling terrain and bordering tree line. This home was built by a luxury custom home builder
in a neighborhood with only 136 lots. It is located minutes from the 36 hole Pebble Brook Golf Course and Morse Lake. Challenges: Comparable homes in this price range typically have a mud room on the main floor, however, the builder is willing to relocate the laundry room to another area of the house in order to create a mud room. John Pacilio and his team specialize in Westfield real estate with RE/MAX Ability Plus. Contact him at 216.8500 or John@ JohnPacilio.com.
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Owner: Ronald Gimbel 12501 N. Meridian St. Carmel, Indiana 46032 Hours: Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Phone: 317-706-0200 Website: www.indymp.com
General Manager Jeremy Gimbel and Assistant Manager Heather Finch.
Founded in 1959 in the small town of Tolono, Ill., Monical’s Pizza still prides itself on its family-friendly atmosphere and community values. The company’s newest location, which opened in Carmel two weeks ago, plans to continue that trend. “We are very passionate about community,” general manager and part-owner Jeremy Gimbel
said. “Families are our target market.” The restaurant, which boasts “the world’s finest thin crust pizza,” offers the family pleaser meal, featuring a medium or large pizza, a family salad and a pitcher or two-liter bottle of soda. Special offers, in addition to online ordering, are available from its Web site.
MONEY MATTERS Do you think a city should use tax revenues to support the arts?
“Yes, because kids and families benefit from the arts.” Jennifer Christy Carmel
“Yes, I think it reflects well on the city if it is willing to designate money for the arts.” Beth Kinn Carmel
“I think that is one of Carmel’s selling points. People who live here should expect their taxes to help pay for the arts.” James Simmons Carmel
An investing education FROM Harvard
hanks to years of rampant inflation with any large sum of money, the focus in the cost of a college education, shifts to not losing it, or preserving capital. annual tuition to send your child That means plenty of diversification, with to Harvard is running close to holdings in domestic, international and 50,000 smackers. But don’t fret too emerging stocks, just about any bond catmuch: apparently, half of the student body egory out there, and rather significant excan count on scholarships to help defray the posure to private companies and real assets sticker shock of attending the Ivy such as commodites, real estate League institution. and hedge funds. It gets even better for investors, Of course, Harvard’s endowwho can garner a full ride when ment is large and high-profile it comes to obtaining a financial enough to be able to drive a hard education. That’s because Harvard bargain when it comes to fees. Management published details But that probably only explains of how it runs the university’s a small proportion of the outperendowment, which has swelled to formance. The biggest contribuabout $40 billion even including tors look to be substantial expothe annual distribution to allow sure to international stocks and Harvard to operate and award commodities, which accounted scholarships. for 22 and 17 percent of total The annual report from assets to close out the fiscal year. Ryan Harvard Endowment hasn’t been Good timing has also helped, as Fuhrmann published yet, but a recent Wall the endowment has proved adept Street Journal article provided at shifting in and out of asset preliminary return between seven and nine classes. The results have indeed been stelpercent for its fiscal year ended June. At lar, but I don’t see the endowment’s moves first glance that doesn’t sound remarkably as anything beyond the reach of individual high, but is an impressive for such a large investors. asset base and handily beat the market’s 15percent fall over this time horizon. Plus, the Ryan Fuhrmann, CFA, is a freelance investendowment has beaten its benchmark since ment writer/analyst based in Carmel. Feel free to contact him at Fuhrmanncapital@ its inception some thirty odd years ago. gmail.com or or visit his website at www. So how does Harvard do it? For starters, RationalAnalyst.com.
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DISPATCHES OLOGY SPECIALIST CERTIFIED ANTIAGING SPECIALIST - Dr. James Cook, Anti-Aging Medicine Specialist at Ology LLC, has formally completed and passed both the Fellowship Program and BoardCertification offered by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is the only physician in the state of Indiana to be both fellowship-trained and boardcertified in Anti-Aging Medicine. He now provides consultations and treatments for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine at both Ology Spas located at Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel and Clarian West Medical Center in Avon.
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PEDIATRIC OPTOMETRIST WELCOMED - Dr. Jennifer Heil has joined Revolution Eyes, leading optometrist located in the Clay Terrace Shopping Center. Dr. Heil, a Pediatric Optometrist, is uniquely qualified to perform examinations on patients as young as six months. Emphasizing early detection and correction of vision issues in children, she is able to minimize the misdiagnosis of learning disabilities. Dr. Ciano and Dr. Heil will accept walk-in patients although an appointment is preferred.
FREE HYSTERECTOMY SEMINAR Clarian North is hosting a free seminar for women who are considering, have decided to have or must have a hysterectomy. It will cover concerns and procedural tachniques for laprascopic and daVinci hysterectomies. The seminar is Tuesday, September 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Learning Center at Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel (11700 N. Meridian). Presenters are Dr. Louis Star of Associates in Women’s Health, Dr. Sheldon Weiss of AHN Women’s Care OB/GYN, and Dr. Amy Moon of Women’s Health Alliance. To register for the seminar, call 317-6882746 or visit clariannorth.com. HEAT UP YOUR HAIR - Hairstylist Kimberly Kimble has a sure-fire method for getting the best out of your conditioner so that your hair looks fresh, shiny, and silky: “To maximize the benefit of a rich conditioner, leave it in and stand in a steamy shower for 10 minutes once a week. It’s great to let the steam break down the conditioner – and it’s beneficial for your skin as well.” -www.lifestyle.msn.com
The New Rules of Stretching Forget high-school-gym wisdom. Use this myth-busting plan for breakthroughs in flexibility, performance and injury prevention. Unless you need to build your tolerance for boredom, most stretching is a waste of time. After all, when you review the research, it’s clear that the most widely held principles of flexibility training simply don’t work. Which is why few guys ever stick with it and even regular practitioners struggle to touch their toes. Worse, follow those age-old rules closely, and studies show that you’ll actually be more likely to suffer a pulled muscle than if you hadn’t stretched at all. That’s why it’s time we rewrite the book on stretching and provide you with a flexibility plan that’s not only effective, but also simple, fast, and painless. Your first order of business is to forget everything your high-school gym coach, workout partner, or yoga-loving girlfriend ever told you about stretching. Then memorize the new rules that follow. The benefit? You’ll reduce your risk of injuries, improve your overall athleticism, and have an easier time tying your shoes.
The Rules of Static Stretching
When: Any time of day, except before a workout Why: To improve general flexibility How: Apply these guidelines:
Stretch twice a day, every day. Any less frequently and you won’t maintain your gains in flexibility, which is why most flexibility plans don’t work. Twice a day may seem like a lot, but each “session” will require as little as four minutes of your time. Also, there’s no need to “warm” your muscles before stretching; that’s a myth. So you can stretch at work, while
you’re watching TV, or while you’re grilling burgers. Keep in mind that duration matters. You can increase passive flexibility with a static stretch that’s held for as little as five seconds, but you get optimal gains by holding it between 15 and 30 seconds, the point of diminishing returns. Finally, do just one stretch for each tight muscle. Because most of the improvements in flexibility are made on the first stretch, repeating the same movement provides little benefit.
MEDITATION FOR A CALMER LIFE now, even something as mundane as washing dishes. Consider each element of the activity as if you were moving in slow motion. If other thoughts interrupt, gently bring your mind back to your task. Mantra: In Sanskrit, man means mind and tra means deliverance. Repeating a mantra â€“ a word, phrase or sound â€“ creates a sound vibration that could deliver you from worldly cares. Choose a prayer, word or sound that invokes a spiritual feeling. Sit comfortably and breathe deeply as you chant it silently.
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Think meditating requires the patience, dedication, and endless free time of a Tibetan monk? Here are three simple ways to work this mind-calming, heart-strengthening discipline into your daily routine, no matter how confirmed a type A you are. Walking Meditation: Focus on your breathing; count your steps. Become aware of how your feet and legs move. Celebrate each movement as a miracle of silent communication between your brain and your body. Mindfulness: Concentrate all your energy on whatever youâ€™re doing
A MIND LIKE A STEEL TRAP Want to improve your memory? Australian researchers found that people with the following seven habits had better memories than those without the habits. A mind like a steel trap could be yours with just a few simple lifestyle changes: 1. Have fewer than two alcoholic drinks a day. 2. Watch less than 1 hour of television daily. 3. Read novels. 4. Do crosswords. 5. Eat fish. 6. Drink tea or coffee. 7. Keep a journal. -www.prevention.com
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