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It is our position that all Hamilton County schools should pursue participation in an online pilot tutoring program offered by the Indiana Department of Education. Based on best cognitive instructional practices research, Apangea Math, provides “one-student-to-one teacher” individualized instruction using “tutoring technology and live, online certified teachers”. Apangea employs flexible teaching techniques with an emphasis on problem solving skills for middle school and high school students. Participating students receive instructional feedback with access to live teachers in conjunction with continuous assessment and reporting. All Indiana schools were invited to participate in the program in late June. Participation was based on a first come, first serve basis, including Fishers, Hamilton Heights, and Hamilton Southeastern school districts. Students, struggling to maintain proficient math skills, could benefit from the extra support tutoring provides. Apangea promises to catch those students who might, otherwise, “fall through the cracks” of our educational system and would be well worth the implementation.

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It is our position that the recent technology additions to airport security, while inconvenient, are necessary. Many have complained about how the new full-body scanners may reveal a bit more than many believe to be modest. Likewise, we are attentive to the sensitivity required to administer such a scan, but we believe it is appropriate when the alternative inadequate precautions to protect people are considered. Even as our nation has just now remembered the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we have all adjusted our lives to accommodate a new reality. Without these and other developing technologies, would other attacks have been possible? Airport security experts are working hard to create new safety measures designed to stymie the different avenues of terrorist attack. While we understand that many of us are sensitive about our bodies, we believe that this is one case where enhanced security justifies the price. Airport employees must take extra care to act as professionals focused on the task at hand, and sophomoric or lurid behavior must be severely punished. But most of all, we must all undertake to cooperate ensuring the safest and enjoyable travel experience for all.

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Every week, we will print a portion of the U.S. Constitution, followed by a portion of the Indiana Constitution. We encourage you to benchmark government policies against these bedrock documents. Today: the Indiana Constitution. ARTICLE 1. Bill of Rights. Section 23. The General Assembly shall not grant to any citizen, or class of citizens, privileges or immunities, which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens. Section 24. No ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, shall ever be passed.

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provided in this Constitution. Section 26. The operation of the laws shall never be suspended, except by the authority of the General Assembly. Section 27. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, except in case of rebellion or invasion; and then, only if the public safety demand it. Section 28. Treason against the State shall consist only in levying war against it, and in giving aid and comfort to its enemies.

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From the backshop Painful, but county leaders did it correctly We are compelled to congratulate the Hamilton County Council and the Hamilton County Commissioners for a tough but necessary decision to shave part of $1.7 million from the 2011 budget by planning to furlough 20 employees and leave 10 vacant positions unfilled. Nobody likes to see folks out of work, but the realities are what they are. In a bold move, government has responded to tough (some may call them sickening) economic conditions the way the private sector does. Sad but true, a balanced budget hangs in the balance. While we are impressed by the county officials’ move to slash $6.2 million from next year’s budget, we wonder whether it was fully necessary to draw from a $1 million special sheriff’s fund to help achieve the goal. We anticipate Maj. Mark Bowen will win election Nov. 2, and because of who and what he is, we are confident the CEO nature of his being will lead him, if indeed elected, to patch where necessary in order to maintain order and public safety; it is our position that Bowen will take what Doug Carter has improved and only improve it more – even while being somewhat financially shackled. In the end, such a massive overall reduction might not have been neces-

Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg sary had theCounty Option Income Tax not dropped by more than 17 percent. County officials still are trying to get a fix on that shortfall. COIT funds are used to the county’s cities, towns, townships and libraries. Tough times, tough decisions. In this case, your elected officials made the correct moves. As for the 20 employees to be displaced – and anyone else seeking employment - we are happy to run their quests for free under “Positions Wanted” on our classifieds page in an effort to help them land new positions. They are welcome to e-mail that information to

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Council members disagree on CRC’s financial outlook By Kevin Kane Current in Carmel A presentation was made to the City Council last week regarding the Carmel Redevelopment Commission’s ability to repay its debt, but two council members have differing opinions about the situation. After first reporting on the CRC’s finances in June, financial consultant Umbaugh and Associates presented updated information to the council last Monday and stated that, after an additional $10 million loan was added since the initial report, the CRC still should be able to repay all of its debts, with interest, without using residential property taxes. The report predicts the CRC will cover its obligations using tax increment financing (TIF) revenue but will have as little as three percent remaining. City Council President Rick Sharp, however, said this slim margin can only be maintained if all future developments are completed as planned, interest rates are not raised significantly and if $3.5 million of borrowed money is kept in the bank and not used for other projects. If TIF revenue, backed up by county option income tax money, cannot pay back the $80 million bond for the under-construction Center for the Performing Arts, the terms of the bond

require that a one-time residential property tax be levied every year as needed to pay the balance. Sharp said he’s concerned Carmel residents could be facing this tax as a result of what he called “mind boggling” financial management by the CRC. “Last night it became clear that the Redevelopment Commission is flirting with financial disaster,” Sharp said Tuesday. City Councilman and CRC President Ron Carter said Sharp’s remarks are completely motivated by politics. He added that, by controlling the gavel, Sharp was able to control which information was and was not presented at last week’s meeting. Carter said that, as a result, Umbaugh’s representatives were not able to show “the whole picture.” “It lacked the clarity that would have been helpful for the citizens of Carmel,” he said. Asked if he agreed that residential taxpayers were at risk of repaying the CRC’s debts, Carter said “absolutely not” and claimed Sharp, Councilwoman Luci Snyder and Councilman John Accetturo had “found” a problem that doesn’t exist. “I think we have a group of council members who like to start fires so they can be seen by the community as people who rush to put them out,” Carter said.


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DISPATCHES » Beach Bash benefiting Chaucie’s – Chaucie’s Place is inviting Hamilton County residents to extend their summer at its Treasure Our Children Beach Bash Oct. 7 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Ritz Charles Garden Pavillion, 12156 N. Meridian Street. The event will feature cheeseburgers and Jimmy Buffett music, casual and island attire and live and silent auctions. To learn more about Chaucie’s Place, the event or to reserve your ticket, visit treasure-our-children-beach-bash. » Coburn Fest – Help support the programs at Coburn Place by attending this year's Coburn Fest on Oct. 9. The party, held at the Robert Irsay Pavillion (1303 W. 116th Street in Carmel) will run from 7 to 11 p.m. and will feature the famous Polka Boys. Tickets are $60 per person. For tickets or more information, visit www. » Carmel Link site wins award - Carmel was awarded top prize in the 2010 Savvy Awards competition presented by the City County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) for its efforts in creating the CarmelLink website to communicate with residents, visitors and businesses about the Keystone Parkway project. Among the judge’s comments about the website were that it is very informative, makes good use of graphics and is easy to understand. Judges also mentioned that the layout is pleasing to the eye. » Knapp named an all-star - Sam Knapp, 13, of Carmel has been named to the second annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl. Knapp, a linebacker and offensive tackle for the seventh grade Carmel Middle School Cougars, will join selected peers in his age group nationwide in an East-meets-West clash.

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Losing mommy cool reason for concern COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson I almost called my son an a-hole to his face last night, in front of all of his siblings and one friend. That’s how frustrated I was with my kids in general, and particularly the said 11 year old a-hole. I caught myself and used butthole instead, but in my mind, he was experiencing a swear word smack down. And though he thoroughly deserved it, I felt terrible once I had located my inner calm. How could I have handled the situation differently? Why had I snapped over something that usually just sends me slightly over the edge? What kind of mother am I? My parenting analysis yielded several answers. One was that I might not be handling the stress of working full-time as well as I’d thought. Between the back to school rush and unpacking boxes from the move, I’ve been stretched like Saran Wrap over a bowl full of chaos that simply

player in the house. I had no patience for brother vs. sister warfare. So yes, I snapped. What to do? I think I’ve taken the first step to being a better mother by simply recognizing my weak areas. I’m a full-time working mom now and I’m going to have to cut myself and my kids some slack. Also, when Doo is gone, I need to make a conscious effort to reign in my perfectionist tendencies and allow the kids to work things out for themselves. Finally, if it’s late and I’m getting tired, I just need to go to bed. Even if my son was acting like an a-hole, I shouldn’t get that close to calling him one. Peace out. Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at danielle@

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Original phase of Keystone construction ending, further improvements to come By Lauren Burdick Current in Carmel For City Engineer Michael McBride, the Sept. 18 opening of the Carmel Drive and Keystone Parkway was one of the final steps in the Keystone Parkway Project. This ribbon-cutting, was not the complete end to the project. “It is the end of the original project, not the end of the city’s vision for the ultimate improvements to Keystone Parkway,” McBride said. Although the Keystone interchanges at both Carmel Drive and 116th Street are currently open, construction will continue on both areas as the Keystone Parkway Project nears completion. “Obviously the prime goal with a road that carries this kind of traffic volumes is getting it back up and running,” McBride said. According to McBride, the contractor will be working interchangeably on both 116th and Carmel Drive through Nov. 1. Once improvements are finalized on 116th Street and Carmel Drive, the initial phase of the Keystone Parkway Project will end, and McBride hopes to then turn the city’s attention to the intersection of 96th and Keystone Parkway, something he said hinges upon both I-465 construction and cooperation of multiple cities. “Over the past year, the state has been2:23 im- PM 1 9/7/10

proving the north side of I-465, and next year they will be reconstructing the ramps at I-465 and Keystone,” McBride said. This construction, according to McBride, will include interim improvements to the signal at 96th Street and Keystone Parkway. In addition to the I-465 construction, the intersection at 96th Street and Keystone sits on a jurisdictional boundary between Carmel and Indianapolis, as well as the Indiana Department of Transportation, which controls the south leg of 96th and Keystone. These two items, plus the need for funding, will dictate the timing of any construction at 96th Street. Additionally, the traffic signal at 98th Street and Keystone Parkway will remain intact until construction begins on 96th and Keystone. Although McBride said he understands the hassle the Keystone Parkway Project has put on Carmel’s citizens, the roadways are now much safer and conducive to large amounts of traffic. “We will definitely see a reduction in accidents; the roadway will be much more safe than before. The traffic on Keystone never conflicts with traffic on the cross streets,” McBride said. “The roundabouts offer an 80 percent decrease in injury accidents compared with traffic signals.”



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Making music change lives Carmel Symphony Orchestra celebrates 35th season, move to Palladium By Margaret Sutherlin Current in Carmel For 35 years, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has been making music all over Hamilton County, and after a decade of planning, are ready to make their move to their new home at the Center for the Performing Arts. “For years we were gypsies and beggars,” said CSO Artistic Director David Bowden. “We have had no real home of our own and now we get to move into a place that will really let us serve the community.” Though the move doesn’t officially occur until early 2011, the 35th season is planned and the musicians are ready to perform, starting next week. Intense practice, careful musical selections and unique collaborations always are a part the orchestra’s programs, said Bowden, but this year’s season promises to be something special and he is confident his orchestra will perform beyond anything they’ve done before. “We can’t wait to hear and perform, and for the audience to experience it,” said President of the CSO Alan Davis. “It’s been ten years we’ve been looking forward to making the music in a new space. We can’t wait and it will be just an amazing season.” Getting Ready One of the challenges for the CSO this season is to make sure their playing is as perfect as the acoustics in their new performance space. “I wanted to be certain we were playing at the higher level of excellence,” said Bowden. “We have been getting in good shape for the performance so the quality and artistry of playing is really there. We have planned these pieces earlier on in our repertoire, so we come back to them, we can perform them really well.” Selecting unique collaborations and rising stars in the classical world have always been strengths of the CSO according to Bowden, and this year promises to be no different. World renowned pianist Di Wu will perform with the orchestra in February, collaboration between Civic Theater and the orchestra will bring to life the stories from Ellis Island at the Dream of America concert. Artist in residence for the past three years, Cameron Carpenter is the kick off performance of the season. Carpenter, an organist, will perform several classical pieces, along with a newly created review of Cole Porter songs. “The administrators’ (Alan Davis and David Bowden) artistic talents greatly exceed their positions. Being with the CSO is great fun for me. I get to experiment and try things that more formal conducts wouldn’t Davis let me,” Carpenter said. “It’s such a collaborative process when I get there and it’s really a spontaneous creative process.” Making music for Carmel While the new space is important for the orchestra, the CSO is as committed to its foundations and unique values. One of the most important aspects of the orchestra is that it is made up of professional and volunteer musicians, making a different connection between musicians.

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“There is a lot of freedom and possibility in the CSO,” said Carpenter. “Everyone wants to be there and seems more friendly and personal. It’s more like a family than a club, like professional orchestras can feel.” Programs that emphasize a variety of styles and composers to appeal to each audience member will continue and the CSO’s commitment to music education in schools and at concerts, and the ongoing open invitation for families will be just as important in the new space as the old. “We are going stay family friendly,” said Bowden. “We want to persuade children that they can play theses instruments and show them the power of great music. My musical motto is that ‘music changes lives’ and I don’t think any child should ever be denied the opportunity to make music.” As Carmel’s homegrown orchestra continues to stick by its

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values, Bowden can only see bright things from the move to the Palladium and upcoming season. “I think our artistry is only going to go up. We never try to top ourselves but do something different each performance,” said Bowden. “In each concert we hope to find something interesting and attractive to each and every audience member, and something that will move each and everyone. We want this season to be filled with moments that people will say to themselves, ‘I can’t miss that and I have to go.”

Virtuoso Organ Saturday, Oct 2, 7:30 p.m. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 100 W. 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46260 David Bowden, conductor Cameron Carpenter, organ Dupré Poème héroïque, Op. 33; Cortège et litanie, Op. 19, No. 2 Carpenter Grainger English Dance for Organ and Orchestra de Falla Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat Powers Cole Porter

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Doing a good turn daily By Lauren Burdick Current in Carmel Through Oct. 4, Brownie Troop 1300 from Towne Meadow Elementary School will collect both donations and supplies for the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. The project, which is organized by the second graders in Troop 1300, is the first of what will be many years of service for the girls, according to troop leader Lisa Ellis. “We can do as many (service projects) as we want throughout the year. Service projects are something the girls will do every single year as long as they’re Girl Scouts,” Ellis said. Ellis said that while the current project may seem overwhelming for second graders, she sees the benefits of learning about community service firsthand. “I wanted our first one to be really big so they can see how they can help people in a really big way.” According to the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana website, the facility cares for families of sick and injured children of central Indiana, giving them basic supplies and a place to stay for $10 per night. This charity, from Ellis’s point of view, gives the girls in Troop 1300 a taste of what volunteering can accomplish for the community. “It’s important for them to see just how important volunteering is and to see that they can make a difference in someone’s life. Hopefully those are core values that stick with them,”

she said. The members of Troop 1300 created a cover letter asking for corporate donations and have placed a donation box in the lobby at Towne Meadow Elementary School. All checks should be made out to the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. Items to donate on the Ronald McDonald House’s website wish list include food, cleaning supplies and toiletries. Questions regarding donations are to be diverted to Ellis at

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Road to college has too many speed bumps COMMENTARY By Lauren Burdick College. Call it omnipresent, ubiquitous, or all-pervading, for high school seniors like me, it is the only thing on our minds. Upon meeting anyone, absolutely anyone, the first words out of their mouths are undoubtedly, “Where are you going to school? What are you studying? Are you going to grad school? In-state or out-of-state?” While my classmates and I might know the answers to all of these things and then some, it is the applications that are considerably more stressful. With the Common Application, regular applications, letters of recommendations, transcripts and essays, the collegiate experience begins more as a tangled web of forms and deadlines, rather than a smooth transition from high school to university. Mountains of paperwork, on top of requisite senior year duties and extracurricular activities, can worsen indecision and procrastination in teens like myself. For me, it is a lot easier to let the stress fester than tackle it head-on. While some may argue that the Common Application alleviates some of this confusion, it is the universities themselves that need to become

more streamlined. Most general applications are fairly mundane, but it is the “extras,” the letters of recommendation, essays, and resumes, that require the most time and pain-staking attention to detail. If colleges and universities were to come together and establish a set of materials needed for all applications, high school seniors might spend fewer nights awake, as deadlines creep up on them. It is the times when I find crying to be an easier solution to my collegiate pain than actual work that I remind myself of the ultimate goal: in less than a year, I will be gone. It may be to Bloomington, Greencastle or somewhere far away from here. Regardless, it is the light at the end of the tunnel for me and my classmates. Now, if we could only eliminate the speed bumps and road blocks from that tunnel, then we could really enjoy the beginning of the collegiate experience. Lauren Burdick is a senior at Carmel High School and the Entertainment Editor for the CHS HiLite. She can be contacted at

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Carmel celebrates first Rotarians Service Day COMMENTARY By Jeff Worrell What the governor wants, the governor gets, at least when it comes to service from hard working Rotarians. This is the first year that Governor Daniels has proclaimed a Rotarians Service Day, for Oct. 2. Probably no group of people has any busier lives or is more excited about the upcoming service day than members of the Rotarians in Carmel. The Rotary Club of Carmel has stepped up in a big way making a large time and resource commitment to several groups in our area. Working to make sure the governor sees plenty of community service on Rotarians Service Day is Richard Carriger and Sue Westermeier of the Carmel chapter. They hope to get their share of service from 7,700 statewide Rotarians working on projects to benefit local nonprofit organizations. Carmel Rotarians will help out four local charities all day long on Oct. 2. Painting, fixing, cleaning and repairing at Chaucie’s Place, Hamilton County Habitat for Humanity, O’Connor House and Carmel Dad’s Club. Each Rotarian will get dirty, tired and a little sore. But, the members of this organization thrive on the mess and hard work, because of the little lift in their spirit at the end of the job. And, when the sun sets, the tools are put away, and it appears to be time to head home, another opportunity opens up, which you

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too are invited. A fundraiser at Herb and Sue Miller’s Carmel Ranch, Oktoberfest, designed to raise additional funds for Chaucie’s Place. Carmel Rotary President Ranjit Puthran said, “I am amazed by all of the work put into this effort so far and not one hammer has yet been raised. Knowing our members as I do, I am positive Oct. 2 is going to make a big difference in the lives of many people in our community.” President Elect Taylor went on to say, “I hope members of the community will join us at Oktoberfest as we celebrate the hard work of the day and support our non-profit groups in Carmel.” Rotarians will do the work and you can join the party. Sounds like a deal everyone should like. Jeff Worrell is a local business owner. He recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Carmel” on cable channel 16. Contact him at

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DISPATCHES » WOW health fair – Creekside Middle School will hold an all-day health fair for staff, students and parents this Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, titled Wildcats on Wellness (WOW), encourages personal responsibility in making healthy lifestyle choices by exposing the Creekside community to wellness topics, fitness opportunities and nutritional guidelines. » Women earn more PhDs – New data shows that in 2008-09, for the first time, women earned a majority of the doctoral degrees awarded in the USA. The majority for women in doctoral degrees is slight, 50.4 percent. But the shift has been steady and significant. As recently as 2000, women were earning only 44 percent of doctoral degrees. In master's degrees, where women have already accounted for a majority of degrees, their share now stands at 60 percent. » Arts Commission invites schools to compete in competition – The Indiana Arts Commission is encouraging high schools around the state to participate in the the sixth annual Poetry Out Loud Indiana State Finals competition. A total of $50,000 in scholarship awards and school stipends will be awarded at the National Finals. A $20,000 college scholarship will be awarded to the national champion. Elise Lockwood from University High School in Carmel was last year's statewide winner. For registration information, contact Susan Britsch, at 232-1281. » Midwest Academy Gala – Midwest Acadmeny, a nonprofit, one-of-a-kind private school in Carmel offering students a personalized teaching approach, will hold its second annual gala on Oct. 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Ritz Charles, 12156 North Meridian Street. The evening will include dinner as well as both live and silent auctions, and the proceeds will benefit the students of Midwest Academy. For more information or to make a reservation, call Margie Lebin at 843-9500. » Teacher bonuses don’t raise scores – A recent study found that offering teachers annual bonuses of up to $15,000 had no effect on student test scores — a result likely to inflame debate about performance-pay programs sprouting in schools nationwide. The study suggests that teachers already were working so hard that the lure of extra money failed to induce them to intensify their efforts or change methods of instruction.

In review: The apostrophe GRAMMAR LESSON By Brandie Bohney I get regular e-mails about apostrophe use. Those letters flood my inbox for good reason: I could fill a year’s worth of column space with apostrophe related advice. For today, though, I’ll revisit just three issues: your versus you’re, its versus it’s, and apostrophes and plurality. Your and you’re In this case and the next one, the difference between the two words is one of possession and contraction. Your is a possessive pronoun, meaning that it shows that you own or possess something: your shoes, your mechanic, your cumquats. You’re, on the other hand, is a contraction for you are: you’re silly, you’re lost, you’re a genius. Its and it’s Again, its is a possessive pronoun. Imagine that it refers to a llama: its coat, its halter, its owner. It’s is a contraction for it is or it has. Going back to the same llama: it’s friendly, it’s smelly, it’s had enough. Possessive pronouns never have apostrophes.

Never ever. Think about possessive pronouns: his, her, hers, their, theirs, my, your, yours, its, our, ours, whose. Apostrophes? Nope. None. Contractions always have apostrophes. Always. The apostrophe is the indication that the writer is acknowledging the omission of characters and/or spaces. End of story. Apostrophes with plurals The “Cliff Notes” of this particular apostrophe problem is that if there is no possession to be shown in your plural, leave the apostrophe out. Just because you end a word in s doesn’t mean you need an apostrophe to accompany that s. I don’t want deep fried oreo’s, fresh tomato’s, or spicy salsa’s unless you’re telling me about the deep fried oreo’s fat, the fresh tomato’s firmness, or the spicy salsa’s jalapeno content. The exception to this rule is lowercase abbreviations. Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at

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Boys and girls, worlds apart We are worlds apart in the way we emotionally speak to our sons and daughters. There is a lot of research on these separate worlds. The reality is that boys and girls are, in fact, raised in two different emotional worlds. Emotions nurture very different skills between boys and girls. According to Goleman, girls become “adept at reading both verbal and nonverbal emotional signals, at expressing and communicating their feelings,” and boys become adept at “minimizing any emotions having to do with vulnerability, guilt, fear and hurt.” My take on this is that there isn’t any one right or wrong way of raising emotionally adept kids. What’s important is that we notice, appreciate, understand and parent our kids with what is in our heart. We may live in emotionally different worlds from the opposite gender but the heart does not discriminate and is our sole gender connection. Hugs!

PARENTING By Becky Kapsalis I know I’m not alone in my experiencing of raising boys versus girls differently from one another. Daniel Goleman confirms this in his book “Emotional Intelligence”. As a mother of four boys and one daughter, it was a foregone conclusion when we were raising our children that we talked to our sons in an authoritative way (mostly angry), going into detail about the causes and consequences of their behavior. When talking with our daughters, we were more willing to discuss emotions (with the exception of anger) in greater detail. For example if our sons were swinging a plastic bag filled with marbles in a room full of windows I would immediately go in to “cause and consequence” mode: Stop swinging those marbles. You’re liable to break a window and then you’ll really be in trouble. If our daughter were swinging that same bag of marbles in a room full of windows, I might go into emotional discussion mode: Do you realize that by swinging that bag of marbles you’re risking hurting yourself and others and that would be upsetting?

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DISPATCHES » Fishers Renaissance Faire – The sixth annual Fishers Renaissance Faire will be held this Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of Conner Prairie – rain or shine – from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. The event is the only fair of its kind in the immediate area, and will include various forms of entertainment, artisans and food vendors. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www. » Do cheap wines cook better? – Men's Health's wine guy, Gary Vaynerchuk, says “Whether cooking or sipping, price doesn't matter. The best rule is to cook with what you drink. If you like $8 chardonnay, cook with it. Then pour it at the table and you've created a quick harmony of the palate.” -Men's Health » Shaken, Not Stirred – Promising Futures of Central Indiana will hold its largest fundraising event of the year, the Shaken, Not Stirred Martini Party, on Sept. 30 at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. The event will go from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and will include live and silent auctions, voting for the best martini and appetizer and much more. To learn more about the event, call Michele Whelchel at 773-6342. » Battle Bands tournament – On Oct. 9, Castleton Square Mall will host a tournament for kids with Battle Bands, a new series of flexible, collectible and tradable bands that double as game pieces. Global game and toy maker, Senario, is putting on the tournament for all kids ages six to 13, giving them a chance to win a $100 grand prize and toy package. Game play will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. outside of Macy’s. Parents can register now for their kids to participate in the event by visiting » Get a better room – Your odds of getting a free upgrade at a hotel is one in five, thanks to occupancy rates dropping to 56 percent for the first half of 2010. A few steps can better your odds. 1. Stay at business hotels Thursday through Sunday. 2. Use the special request box on online reservations, call the hotel directly and ask the check-in clerk in person if there’s any chance for an upgrade. 3. Check in late. Most guests arrive around 3 p.m., so check in after 7, when the clerk knows which rooms are left. -Money

Carmel filmmaker breaks age record with new project By Tia Nielsen Cuttent in Carmel Luke Broyles stared intently at the sideby-side twin escalators. Transfixed, the young Carmel filmmaker studied first the one rising up toward his feet; then planted himself in front of the other escalator as it made its steady dash to the lower level of the IUPUI Campus Center. To his left were cameras and lights filming an interview with visiting Hollywood film editor Chris Witt. As a filmmaker himself, why was Broyles looking elsewhere? Donna Broyles explained that her son was mentally framing the images of the escalators while evaluating shot angles for film projects. He was not acting like an 11-year-old boy after all. But Broyles’ insatiable eye for a film story initiated surprising twists in his budding career. Desiring to enter a short documentary in the inaugural Heartland High School Film Competition, Broyles had a problem. Although this West Clay Elementary fifth grader has already held three premieres, with corporate sponsors, for his film trilogy “Swords & Shields,” the conundrum for the Heartland contest was age. Programming Coordinator Ray Mills noted that each entry had to have an adult sponsor. Broyles’ film “Michael,” about his special needs friend Michael McCauley, was submitted by his parents. Chuckling, Mills explained that when the

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on Oct. 15,” Mills said in an e-mail. In addition to finishing the filming and editing of “Bird Brothers,” a true story written, Broyles is also creating the support video for a family raising funds to go to Kenya as missionaries. Last year Broyles produced a video on global water solutions as part of an annual Indiana “think tank” leadership event for seventh graders from around the state held at The Orchard School in Indianapolis. This year he is making an opening film for that same IMAGINE program. His documentary “Michael” will be part of a package of short films run as a set during the 19th Heartland Film Festival, the flagship event of Indianapolis-based Heartland Truly Moving Pictures. Happily, there is no age requirement to buy a ticket.

Heartland team saw the submission, they said, “Wait. We know Luke.” “He didn’t qualify for the competition (not in high school),” added Mills, ”but we were very impressed with the film and decided to include him as an official selection during the High School Film Competition program as a look at a future filmmaker.” Broyles’ film will be shown four times during the 2010 Heartland Film Festival. “Jeff [Sparks, Heartland Film Festival founder] confirmed that Luke will become the youngest filmmaker to have ever screened at Heartland

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Arts council continues Stay HOME. BE MOVED. mission to help arts center By Kevin Kane Current in Carmel The Carmel Arts Council is looking to build on its recent success in raising money for The Center for the Performing Arts with its fourth annual fall fundraising event. To date, the arts council has raised $62,000 for the center and will add to that with its formal evening event, Prelude, to be held Oct. 30 at the Ritz Charles. Some changes have been made to enhance guests’ experience, but this year’s formal event has another purpose in addition to raising funds – as indicated by the name. “The whole purpose of Prelude is to get people excited for things to come,” said arts council Vice President Cherie Piebes. That idea of previewing the center is why the arts council reached out to the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, which will soon move north from Marian University and call the arts center – and Carmel – home. Civic Executive Director Cheri Dick said the theater’s presence at the event will add to the event’s entertainment, as Civic will take the opportunity to again introduce itself to its future neighbors. “We will do some highlights of song and dance from Civic’s season,” she said, adding that more specific details of the theater’s perfor-

mances will remain a secret until the night of the event. In addition to Civic’s performers, Prelude will feature Carmel singer-songwriter Blair Clark who, following the evening’s theme, will perform nearly two hours of selections from the Great American Songbook. The Songbook is a collection of arguably the best American songs of the 20th century, and many of these items will move to the arts center with the Michael Feinstein Foundation after the center officially opens in January 2011. As with previous years, the evening will again feature both live and silent auctions including high-quality items, such as a piano, fur jacket and weekend packages at the Renaissance Indianapolis Hotel and Hilton Garden Inn, respectively. The proceeds from the event will be used to help the arts center as it nears its grand opening, which Executive Director Doreen Squire Ficara said is the duty of the council. “Our mission is to support the arts here in Carmel,” she said. For more information on Prelude or to make a reservation, see the event’s listing in this week’s Current or contact Doreen Squire Ficara at 8444989 or

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Football season is in full swing, and with it comes another excuse to throw a party — with fabulous food, of course! Impress your fellow fans with this tailgate-inspired dish. Ingredients • 1  cup(s) fresh orange juice (from about 2 oranges) • 2  tablespoon(s) grated orange zest (from about 3 oranges) • 6   cloves garlic, minced • 1/4 cup(s) soy sauce • 1  tablespoon(s) brown sugar • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt • 1/2 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground black pepper • 4  pound(s) chicken wings Preparation 1. Heat the oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, combine the orange juice with the orange zest, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken wings and toss to coat. 2. On two large baking sheets, arrange the wings in a single layer. Reserve 1/4 cup of the orange mixture and spoon the rest of the mixture over the wings. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the wings over and baste them with the reserved orange mixture. Cook until just done, about 10 minutes longer. 3. Menu Suggestion: Serve this finger food with a vegetable that you can also eat with your hands, such as strips of raw fennel or jicama. 4. Test-Kitchen Tip: When you grate the orange zest, remove only the orange layer of the skin, leaving the bitter white pith behind. 5. Wine Recommendation: Sweet, salty and hot, this dish really needs a wine with good acidity, moderate alcohol and just a touch of sweetness. Look for a low-alcohol German kabinett riesling or a semi-dry riesling from the Finger Lakes region of New York.

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Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies for Modern Life By Sakyong Mipham Are you one of the many people who think that your life is out of control? Then this book may help bring peace and purpose back into your life. In a very simple format the author, Sakyong Mipham, explains ancient secrets for taking control of one’s life. The trick is to stop thinking about yourself all the time. Although it sounds much too easy, the author shows that if you can gain control of your mind, you will gain control over yourself and then you can rule your world. Mipham shows how the “self-centered” lifestyles of today can be exchanged for compassion and “doing for others” and that these small steps will make the world a better place to live. This book is short and easy to read yet informative and enlightening. The author is the one of the foremost Buddhist teachers in the world. He is fluent in English (he was raised in America) and he runs marathons to raise money for Tibet. Turning the Mind into an Ally was his first book.

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THEATRE The Little Mermaid

The Pyramid Players presentation of the stage adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, “The Little Mermaid,” continues through Nov. 6 at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. The production is 1 hour long without intermission. Children will have the opportunity to meet the after each show for pictures and autographs. Tickets are $12.50 and include a snack. Performances are at 10 a.m. on Fridays and at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays, except Oct. 8, 15 and 16. For reservations, contact the box office at 317.872.9664 or visit the theater’s web site,


Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre celebrates the 50th anniversary of Broadway’s classic “Camelot,” based on the T.H. White Arthurian fantasy novel “The Once and Future King,” through Oct. 10. “Tickets range from $35 to $58. Price includes a buffet, with a fruit and salad bar, unlimited coffee, tea and lemonade. For reservations and show times, call the box office at 317.872.9664 or visit www. The theater is located at 9301 N. Michigan Road on the northwest side of Indianapolis, about a 30-minute drive from downtown Noblesville.

Don’t Dress for Dinner

The Belfry Theater, 10609 Greenfield Ave., continues its season with “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” a farcical production of secret love shenanigans, mistaken identities, tangos and whirling partners, all taking place in a French farmhouse. Karla Ries directs. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 1-2 and 8-9 and 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10. Tickets are $15 adults and $12 ages 12 and younger. Reservations required at 317.773.1085.

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Indianapolis Children’s Theatre will revive its wildly successful production of”Schoolhouse Rock Live!” a staged adaptation of the ABC cartoon series, “Schoolhouse Rock!” Performances for school groups are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. daily. All performances are open to the public, including two shows on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and $ for school groups. Purchase tickets at

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The following musical acts will be playing at 7 p.m. at Noble Coffee and Tea Co., 933 Logan St., Noblesville. For more information, call (317) 773-0339. Oct. 9 – Pack of Chihuahuas

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The following musical acts will be playing live at Mo’s Irish Pub, 13193 Levinson Lane in the Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville. For more information, call (317) 770-9020. Oct. 1 – Through Being Cool. Oct. 2 – Sour Mash.

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The 37th annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Stonycreek Farms, 11366 State Road 38, Noblesville, opens Sept 25 and continues through Oct. 31. Activities include a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, pumpkin train, straw maze, inflatable haunted house, pony rides, face painting, jumping pillow and a new zipline ride above the farm. Admission is free but there is a charge for individual activities and parking. Pumpkins, gourds, straw bales, mums and corn stalks are for sale at the Pumpkin Store on weekends. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

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Oct. 2 – Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival, 19401 Allisonville Road, Noblesville. Info: 317.770.4400, www. Oct. 2-3 – Sheridan Harvest Moon Festival, Biddle Memorial Park, Sheridan. Info: 317.758.5293, Oct. 2-3 – Fishers Renaissance Faire, Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Info: 317.652.8651, www. Oct. 9 – Arcadia Autumnfest, Downtown Arcadia. Info: 317.606.8017, www.

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DISPATCHES » Tips for better lips - Thin, shriveled lips are never in style. For a softer pucker exfoliate with sugar; to smooth lines on the lips and around the mouth follow with an emollient salve. Note: Stay away from medicated balms that contain menthol or camphor, says skin care expert Marcia Kilgore. “They might feel good at first, but they create an addiction for your lips by drying them out even more.” Look for balms with ingredients like Shea butter and beeswax instead, since these will help reduce trans-epidermal water loss and chap.” » Contemporary crop – Wreaths aren’t just for your door – or winter. Take a modern approach to seasonal decor by boldly placing this fabulous wreath in the center of an outdoor or indoor table. You can re-create this look with just a few materials. Affix cornhusks to the back of a straw wreath by applying a small amount of hot glue to the husk’s bottom just before pressing them in place. Position the husks side by side until the entire back is covered. Next, affix husks to the inside and front portion of the wreath until it is completely covered. Make the wreath a centerpiece by placing a bowl of fruit inside.

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It is all a balancing act

INTERIORS By Vicky Earley A room that lacks balance is not a room anyone wants to live in. If it’s top heavy you’ll feel overwhelmed, while bottom heavy rooms might result in a sinking feeling for your poor house! Avoid the problem with these tips and by following your instincts when designing: Creating a Balanced Room • Balance heavy furniture pieces with other large objects or groupings of smaller items. • Don’t place all furniture against walls. Instead, use the middle of the space to create depth and interest and to create functional areas, such as conversation or work spaces. • Look at the height of furniture pieces and try to create multi-levels within the space. If you have a shorter piece and need to add height, hang a larger piece of art on the wall above, elongating the space and allowing the eye to travel up. This will actually make the room feel taller! • Use color and patterns to your advantage. Strong, vibrant colors can make a room come alive but remember to not overuse a particular color or pattern. Spread each through-

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out with pillows, window treatments, and art. • Just as with color, a variety of textures can add depth and interest. A variety of texture in pillows, rugs, drapes, and throws will also create interest. The use of marble, wood, and metal can provide grounding to a space. Glass is more open, and breezy fabrics or wicker create an airy feel to the room. Arranging a Room • Consider how traffic will flow through the room. Most passages require two feet of space. Flow that leads to personal space in a home, such as a bedroom, can be reduced. This provides a subtle message that the area beyond is closed to visitors. • Arrange furniture before hanging pictures or mirrors. • Arrange major pieces of furniture first, then smaller items such as end tables, chairs and floor lamps. Leave enough room for doors and drawers to be opened. • Think about lighting and how it will function in the room and place tables which will hold lighting accordingly. • If placing a television in a room, consider the distance required between the screen and the viewer. Most sofas should be at least eight feet away from a standard television screen but with rapid technology changes, this is not a hard and fast rule. Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact artichokedesigns@aol. com.

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DISPATCHES » St. Vincent named top emergency department - St.Vincent Carmel Hospital’s emergency department (ED) has received the Emergency Center of Excellence award from Emergency Excellence, an organization specializing in the motivation and recognition of outstanding emergency department performance nationwide. St.Vincent Carmel Hospital is the only ED in the state and second in the nation to receive the honor. » Longevity secret? – New study: Independent observers were shown photos of 230 professional baseball players from the 1952 baseball registry and asked to rate each player’s facial expression. When the ratings were then compared with the players’ mortality data in 2009, players who had smiled broadly were found to have lived five years longer, on average, than those who had not smiled. Theory: A positive emotional state promotes longevity. Self-defense: Do you best to cultivate positive emotions so that you’ll have more occasions to smile. -Bottom Line Health » Senior day and health fair – HCR Manor Care at Summer Trace will host an event filled with food, prizes, bingo and health services at its senior day and health fair, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, which includes a lunch. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please bring a food item for donation to the Salvation Army. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 848-2448. » Skip for better performance – Before a big meeting or any other time you need to come through in the clutch, try skipping. Jim Fannin, a performance coach who has worked with pro athletes like Alex Rodriguez, says that skipping helps because it’s hard to do without laughing – even if it is at yourself. Laughing adds endorphins to your bloodstream which calm you down and reduce stress. -Esquire » Natural sunburn remedies – 1. Grate potatoes and apply to sunburned skin. The starch will cool and soothe the burn. 2. Apply peppermint oil to sunburned skin, as long as the skin isn't blistered. Use a peppermint infusion as a milder wash to help cool a sunburn. 3. Add some black or green tea to your bathwater to soothe sunburned skin. Or pat sunburned skin with wet tea bags.

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Resveratrol: A link to healthier aging?

NUTRITION By Laura Marceno Can resveratrol help one live a longer and more youthfully? Resveratrol is a natural antiaging compound found in red wine and has gotten a lot of news coverage in the last few years. Resveratrol, a polyphenolic phytoalexin present in red wine, is known to possess potent antioxidant properties, such as protecting the body against the kind of damage linked to increased risk for conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes, but other sources include peanuts and berries. One of the most important studies on resveratrol was conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School. The researchers fed one group of mice a diet in which 60 percent of calories came from fat. Not surprisingly, these mice soon developed signs of impending diabetes and grossly enlarged livers compared to mice fed a standard diet. Another group of mice was fed the same high-fat diet but coupled with a daily dose of resveratrol. It did not prevent obesity from the high fat diet; the mice grew just as fat as the other mice. But, the resveratrol dose was shown

to avert the high levels of glucose and insulin in the bloodstream, and it kept the mice’s livers at normal size. Even more profound, resveratrol sharply extended the mice’s lifetimes. Those fed resveratrol along with the high fat diet died many months later than the mice on high fat alone. Further research is continuing on resveratrol. Well not a fountain of youth, there is growing evidence of benefits to resveratrol for improved health and longevity, and possibly even cancer prevention due to its antioxidant effects. It may be the link behind the French Paradox, the puzzling fact that people in France enjoy a high-fat diet yet suffer less heart disease than Americans. Always consult with a doctor, but no negative side effects are known to this natural compound. You can get the benefit of resveratrol by drinking red wine in moderation (1 to 2 glasses) or by taking a quality resveratrol supplement daily. Laura Marenco is a certified personal trainer and nutritional advisor for PointBlank Nutrition. You may e-mail her at laura@pointblanknutrition. com.

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No excuse for chest pain HEALTH By Dr. Angela LaSalle We’ve all heard or read about the signs of a heart attack: chest pressure that may radiate down the arms or up the front of the neck to the jaw area, nausea, sweating and shortness of breath. However, the preceding signs may be much more subtle, and can be easily overlooked as being a part of the ordinary discomforts that we sometimes experience. It is important to understand that the body is wired in such a way that pain occurring in one of the internal organs can refer (move) and cause pain in another spot in the body. Heart pains can easily mimic indigestion causing a mild pressure in the upper stomach area that is often mistaken for gas or reflux, especially if it is accompanied by nausea. It may or may not also be felt between the shoulder blades which has resulted in many people rationalizing that it simply a pulled or tired muscle in the back or shoulder. It can also be felt in front of the neck or jaw area, without any chest symptoms. And the number one hallmark of cardiovascular disease: fatigue. Unexplained tiredness, inability to complete tasks due to feeling winded or heaviness in the body can also be the warning signs of a heart problem. In fact, fatigue is the number one symptom most commonly reported by women. Women are

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Taking care of summer skin damage SKIN CARE By Brooke Tetrault Did the sun lure you in again this summer? Is your skin paying the price? Sun spots, dry skin, more fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and uneven tone: was it worth it? The good news is that you can be forgiven with a little education and initiative. The sun’s UVA and UVB rays cause damage to the skin cells’ DNA molecules including free radical formation, collagen breakdown, decreased immunity and repair functions, and mutations in DNA. This damage leads to cell death and uncontrolled cell growth. All of this causes wrinkles, dry skin, uneven tone, and even cancer. Collagen production slows down starting in our 30s, and sun damage further speeds up collagen degradation. So what can be done? There are several options to correct damage and turn back the clock. Skin care products, facials and peels, flashlamp, and laser treatments are all available. Firstly, use sunscreen with full UVA and UVB coverage. The types of products that use proper amounts of proven physical and/or chemical sunscreen ingredients are those you will find from your skin care physician and not over-thecounter at your local drug store. Products that resurface, stimulate collagen, and fade as well as prevent those sunspots are imperative to reverse sun damage. Safe chemical peels can be effective s

as well. You should seek advice from your skincare professional to address your chief concerns. You will have more dramatic correction of sun-damaged skin with laser and light-based procedures. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a very common light-based procedure that is quick, safe, and effective in fading sun spots and correcting uneven tone. Pearl resurfacing is the most effective in reversing the damaging effects of summer sun. It addresses not only pigment and uneven tone, but also wrinkles, pore size, skin laxity, and texture/ scarring. Also, since it is a laser with precision targeting, it stimulates collagen production for more improvement for months to follow. It removes the uppermost layers of damaged skin in one short procedure and reveals new, smooth, more vibrant, youthful looking skin in just a few days. Most importantly, the Pearl procedure provides an excellent safety profile and some of the most effective results of any laser on the market. The fall and winter seasons are the perfect time for these procedures. See a skin care professional soon to reverse the summer sun damage.

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DISPATCHES » Grand opening in arts district – The Old Town Design Group will hold a grand opening this Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Blackwell Park, its newest cottage home community in Carmel's Arts & Design District. Blackwell Park is located at the intersection of 3rd Avenue NE and 3rd Street NE. » Employers check Twitter – Future employers search for you on Twitter and other social media sites. Why? They’re looking for dirt, that’s why. Many people warn about information on Facebook pages, but Twitter profiles are checked just as often. When filling out personal information, don't include anything that would turn away a potential employer, such as details about your mental and physical health, political views, ethnicity or faith, to name a few. » Take advantage of tax credits – A 30 percent tax credit up to $1,500 on duct sealing, heating and cooling equipment, insulation, roofing, windows and other energy-efficiency improvements. Installation costs are not included for sealing air leaks, adding insulation or putting in windows, doors and roofs. Projects must be completed by Dec. 31, 2010 for credit. To collect, file IRS form 5695 with your 2010 taxes. Keep a copy of the Manufacturer’s Certification Statement and all receipts of itemized bills. For more information, go to

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Age: Built in 1977 Location: East of Keystone, north of 116th Street Neighborhood: Eden Estates Sq Footage: 8,143 (including basement) Rooms: This private retreat features 6 bedrooms with 4 full baths and 2 half baths. Gourmet kitchen has been remodeled with granite counter tops, island, new windows and flooring. Open floor plan allows for fantastic entertaining opportunities. Home sits on 2.4 acres with mature trees, tennis court, pool and pool house nestled between a canopy of trees. Large basement with game room and plenty of space to entertain or exercise. Strengths: Mature neighborhood. Very hard to find, private lot with 2.4 acres. Pool, tennis court, and bath house. Situated at the end of cul-de sac with close proximity to everything Carmel has to offer Challenges: Age. Inventory of newer, high end homes. The lower demand in zip code 46033 of homes priced over $900,000. The average price point of homes in Eden Estates and the surrounding streets is significantly lower.

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Ohio based Oberer’s Flowers is making the move to Carmel, Ind., with the hope of establishing themselves as a major player in the area floral business. Oberer’s looks to distinguish themselves from other area flower shops, especially in the atmosphere of their store and the quality of their product. While many flower shops often also carry décor and gifts, Oberer’s focus is on flowers. The store is designed to feel like a large floral district, especially with the large floral refrigerator that takes up about half of the store. Opportunities for do-it-yourself arrangements, easy wholesale purchasing, and assistance from floral designers if desired are all features of the new location. “Indiana felt like a natural place to be,” said Director of Operations in the Indianapolis area Rob Spikol. “It’s a major crossroads for our business. Carmel has a real hometown pride and community feel to it, which makes it the natural fit for us. When an arrangement arrives you can truly tell it’s Oberer’s from the quantity and quality of the flowers.” Oberer’s promises outstanding quality for low prices and plans to give away many arrangements on their opening day. Oberer’s is set to open Oct. 5, at their location at 12761 Old Meridian Street, Carmel, Ind. 12761 Old Meridian Street, Carmel, Indiana 46032 Phone: 317-575-1197 Web site:

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DISPATCHES » E-mail, without the typing – The latest tool for the mobile office lets you access your Outlook e-mail, calendar and contacts using your voice. When you call in to the system, it connects to your Outlook account and reads a list of menu options that respond to voice commands. Say “E-mail,” for example, to have subject lines and messages read aloud. You can also dictate a reply, which the service sends as an audio file. The cost of this service, developed by Alteva and Microsoft, starts at $15 per user, per month. -Inc. » Adjust your TV, save money – Manufacturers often ship televisions in “retail mode,” a setting that ensures the best picture quality under bright showroom lights. But the more efficient “home mode” is fine for most types of viewing and can save you money. How much? About $30 to $60 per year. -Consumer Reports » Why are CAPTCHAs so hard to read? – CAPTCHAs – Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart – are are what require you to retype barely legible words on Web sites for security checks. Because the characters are too screwy for computers to recognize, these are used to keep automated programs from being used to vote in online polls 10 million times or buy every ticket to an upcoming event, for example. Most aren't too hard to read, but the ones that take a few tries are a result of bad programming. -Esquire

Do Smartphones get viruses? TECHNOLOGY By Gary Hubbard The amount of new malware that is being written to infect computers continues to grow at a fever pitch, and the most common target is unfortunately your identity. A recent study showed that searching for entertainment sites (music, video, games, software, etc.) and including the word “free” in the search, your chances of coming across a malicious website goes up exponentially, in some cases 300 percent! When it comes to your smartphone vulnerabilities, browserbased attacks on smartphones are early in development. Researchers are still working on finding theoretical possibilities, but nothing substantial exists in the wild. There is a new vulnerability that was recently discovered for Adobe’s Flash player, which runs on desktop operating systems like Windows, Mac and Linux, but the latest Android operating system (2.2) has some exposure to this exploit (the first of its kind, since most smartphones can’t run Flash). At this point in time, it’s actually safer to use your smartphone for accessing web content, especially the fringe content that is highly targeted for desktop computers, but that’s likely to change over time. With the popularity of smartphones on the rise, the real concern for users right now, are downloadable applications that can contain malware or silently access private information on your phone. Smartphone manufacturers do their best to police rogue applications in their various app delivery systems, but they have had some apps that sneak past the security tests and were only later pulled from their app stores. One of the benefits to only getting applications from the au-

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thorized sources is that the vetting process (especially for Apple’s App Store) is pretty rigid and the likelihood of a malicious program getting onto your phone is very low. As the capabilities of what a smartphones, and tablets like the iPad, increase, so do likely the risks in using those features (the current Flash issue is a good example). Keep your guard up and stay tuned.

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Today, it is all about me RELATIONSHIPS By Rachael Noble I was recently on a date with a guy who said something all too familiar to me. He said, “You are absolutely nothing like I thought you’d be. I’m really happy about that.� Because I’ve heard this before, I thought I’d ask him why he said this. Does it mean I give a bad first impression? He described how he thought from seeing my photo in the column and hearing about my career that I would be high maintenance, spoiled and stuck up. Ouch! He was glad to see I wasn’t any of those. Anyway, considering I hear this perspective not all that infrequently, and the fact that I get a lot of emails asking where I’m from and more about myself, I thought I’d make these next few columns, well, all about me. If you’ve been reading my column for a while I guess it’s nice to know more about the gal who’s writing it, right? So here’s my story. I grew up in Anadarko, Oklahoma, a little town in the middle of nowhere, made up of more American Indians per capita than anywhere in the world. I am registered as a Choctaw Indian, and have just enough blood in me to receive government funded medical, dental and vision care (and food when I was in college) in Oklahoma.

I went to public school through until the second grade, a Christian school through fifth grade, and then I homeschooled through middle and high school. We lived far out on the prairie that overlooked a red canyon valley, which was all American Indian land and housing. We were a self sufficient family; we grew a large garden to can all the produce to keep in our cellar and feed us year round. We also kept chickens for eggs, had sheep, guineas (Dang those birds! Look them up because they’re horrifically ugly and attacked us every time we walked out the door!), rabbits and horses. On the subject of horses, I ride bareback. We could only afford one saddle, so every day when my sisters and I rode they always got dibs on the saddle, so I had to do without. I was the girliest tomboy you’ve ever seen so when I was little: I’d ride in my fluffy dress and cowgirl boots, jumping on my horse without a saddle or bridle. I think I’d be afraid to ride like that these days! Rachael Noble is a single Carmel resident and contributing columnist. She can be reached at

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Sin, knowledge and faith SPIRITUALITY By Bob Walters Why does one believe in Jesus Christ? Is it to: a) escape one’s sin, b) increase one’s knowledge, or c) because our faith tells us to? Defining and justifying one’s belief in Christ can be a lonely, confusing enterprise. Our increasingly schizophrenic society tries to both acknowledge truth and deny the existence of God, self-righteously insists on goodness but scoffs at morality, and smugly claims heaven as its own while rolling its cynical eyes at the person of Jesus Christ. But to Christ some of us are drawn. All are invited in grace, but the world tugs hard against the heart that hears the heavenly hearkening of Jesus. Sin generates pleasure and fear, and fear pulls some toward the Cross. The pursuit of pleasure, of course, pulls the other direction. If Jesus is presented merely as a “get out of jail” pass, some will misinterpret that as a divine call rather than the selfish, empty escape that it often is; guilt always focuses on us, not the Lord. “Knowledge is the exclusive province of Christ. He is the Word of God from the beginning of the world” (John 1:1), and knowing Christ, which is the New Covenant brought by Jesus, is the only way to know any part of God. But, who pursues Christ in order to obtain

knowledge? Secular science has replaced the throne of God as the public seat of knowledge. Where in science does one find grace, or mercy? Facts, please. Let us discover the facts. “The postmoderns,” said Joe Bottum, “say there is neither Good, nor right and wrong.” Justice becomes an opinion or an open-variable equation. Do the math; there is no God. “Faith is an agonizingly simple enterprise. The intuitive examine their heart. The aware learn from experience. The intellectual study the evidence. God is near. Be still, and know it” (Ps. 46:10). “Proving faith is agonizingly difficult. I can prove faith only as I can prove love…by my actions, by my joy, by the depth and fullness of my life. Yet the proof is in my heart and, like all eternal things, unseen” (2 Corinthians 4:18). Believers may arrive at Christ’s hem quaking in guilty fear, or possibly seeking ultimate wisdom. How real and wonderful it is when the indefinable quality of faith animates the undeniable fact of God in our soul.

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Water-wise plants for your landscape LANDSCAPING By Randy Sorrell After yet another desert dry summer, perhaps we will finally admit that our water consumption habits could be more thoughtful and that our landscape plant palate more accurately reflect the wild swings in rain patterns. Sadly, that likely provokes us to plant fewer hydrangeas, dogwoods and rhododendrons, some of my favorites. Fortunately, we have not been forced to rationing. And local water supplies, including our artesian aquifer flowing safely below the surface, do not seem immediately jeopardized from overconsumption, unlike our friends out on the west coast. But smart water consumption practices and “green” friendly habits are important now. It’s really simple stuff, smart plant palates, low flow shower heads and intelligent irrigation use, to become water wise landscapers. FALL, BEST TIME TO PLANT Since Fall is generally the best time of the year for planting, here are some attractive, drought tolerant trees and shrubs to consider: Amur Maple, River Birch, Hornbeam, Hawthorne and Japanese Tree Lilac. They deserve a place in well planned landscapes. Drought tolerant shrub selections include chokeberry, caryopteris, quince, witchhazel, sweetspire, bayberry, potentilla, most roses, rose of sharon, spirea and many of the viburnum. Yellow or white potentilla has the distinction of being one of the longest flowering deciduous shrubs. This two to three foot showy performer tends to get a little woody after a few years, like spirea, and responds well when pruning it back to the ground. I love sweetspire for its early summer fragrant white flowers and its

Drought thriving roses, potentilla and Russian sage exaggerated show of fall color that commences in mid-summer. STRESSED LAWNS Bob Andrews with Greenskeeper in Carmel says that the 34 days or more of 90 degree heat has caused unprecedented lawn stress. Mature lawns are performing better than young ones, shade better than sun and seed better than sod. Many that appear dead may actually be dormant and will hopefully recover and have time to stock up on nutrients before going dormant again for the winter. His suggestion…water a couple times a week to

keep it alive. Get familiar with this plant palate and these green friendly habits. By embracing them more often in our landscaping, we will have to worry about watering less. Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks+, a Carmel home improvement firm. He may be reached at 317-679-2565, randy@choosesurroundings. com or

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Get rid of those mealy bugs, spider mites (the little cowards) GARDENING By Holly Lindzy Normally, when speaking of “pests,’ I try to assert that most insects are not really pests. Most are beneficial and serve another purpose… besides making lace of your foliage. For example, some insects are voracious predators (ladybugs), eating up the real pests (aphids). But houseplant pests squeak by without a natural enemy, and that can get tricky. A common houseplant pest is mealy bug, which doesn’t look like a bug at all but more like a small piece of cotton on the plant or a tiny patch of whitish mold. They suck juices from all parts of the plant, especially new growth then excrete a clear, sticky liquid called honeydew, usually found on the tops of leaves. Honeydew supports the growth of a fungus called sooty mold, which literally looks like soot…an added bonus. Mealy bugs can be controlled easily. Simply saturate a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and apply it directly to the pest. Repeat as often as needed to control. One application is usually sufficient. Yellow mottling with or without webbing on the leaves of your plants may indicate an infestation of red spider mites. Unfortunately, this

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situation is difficult to control because by the time damage is noticeable, the pest population is overwhelming. Spider mites are tiny trespassers, typically found under the leaves of the plant, hiding out like little cowards. It is easier to try and prevent this pest by keeping the air a little more humid since spider mites thrive in dry conditions. Insecticidal soap spray will help if you find the mites before they produce webbing. Prune out the any affected tissue if the whole plant is not lost. Sometimes the surface of the potting soil will develop white patches that, at first glance, look like mold. But actually the patches are just mineral deposits left from the moisture which evaporates from the soil. Simply scrape the white areas away with your fingertips. When problems occur do not be easily discouraged. Never throw up your hands and declare “brown thumb.” Many times, you will find the solution is simple and inexpensive – viva la green thumb. Holly Lindzy is an Indiana accredited horticulturalist and advanced master gardener residing in Noblesville. Email your gardening woes (or wisdom) to (write attn: Holly Lindzy in the subject line).

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Turbo, Bold Scent Systems HUMOR By Mike Redmond So there I was, wandering down the Personal Cleanliness aisle of the Big Cheap Department Store, when my eyes fell upon a bottle advertising itself not as soap, or detergent, or a cleaning product of any kind but as a Scent System. Only a man could have come up with something so ridiculous. System is a magic word to guys. There are lots of these. Turbo, bold are also magic words. Advertisers and marketers use these all the time to sucker guys into buying stuff that they don’t need, and for way more than they ought to pay. Snack foods, for example. I’m pretty sure it’s possible to buy a Giant (another magic word) bag of cheese puffs that are now Turbo-Charged with Bold New Flavor. Never mind that they’re really just the same old cheese puffs with a little bit of cayenne sprinkled on them. They’re Turbo and Bold. Guys love that kind of stuff. And so it is with system. The word triggers a response hidden deep in guy DNA, a natural attraction for plans and strategies, which usually translates into a keen ability to make things more complicated than they really need to be. So what does all this have to do with getting clean? Nothing. But it has everything to do with selling soap.

Scent System, to a guy, conjures up this image: a squadron of tiny little scent specialists deployed onto his body for the purpose of keeping him “socially acceptable”. “All right men, time for a perimeter check. Neck? Check. Torso? Check. South of the Border? Check. Feet? Oh, my! Feet, we’ll get back to you.” The squad leader sits in Scent Control monitoring the situation and sending Scent Troops where they’re needed. It is, of course, ridiculous. Scent system? Please. It’s shower and that’s all is. The only thing systematic about it is the way marketers use a magic word to make sure guys grab it and throw it into their shopping carts purely from a reflex they don’t even understand. Right along with the Turbo paper plates and Bold new cat litter. Which, of course, is what I did: I bought a bottle of scent system. What can I say? I’m a guy. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.

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HUMOR By Dick Wolfsie Last week I went in for my annual checkup. I was sitting in the waiting room filling out a new form that asks if you have contracted any new diseases since your last appointment. Maybe I’m just old school, but if I had developed something serious, I probably would have squeezed in another visit. The last page of this questionnaire was a survey titled: A Simple Test to See If You Have Hearing Loss. This was in big, bold capital letters, like they were yelling at me, as if hard of hearing is closely connected to hard of reading. The survey had 10 questions to diagnose the problem. Here are my favorites, verbatim: • Do others complain that you watch TV with the volume too high? Every night, my wife comes into the bedroom while I’m watching Letterman, looks at me and says, “I can’t believe how loud this is.” I know she is saying that because I can read lips. • Do you frequently ask others to repeat themselves? Constantly. “Say that again,” I’ll yell at a friend at lunch. You would, too, if you heard some of the crap people believe after watching cable news.









• Do you have difficulty understanding women? The questionnaire says some loss is so gradual, you don’t even know you have a problem unless someone brings it to your attention. Gee, I wonder who that would be? • Do you have trouble understanding children? Babies? Not a word. Toddlers? Not a problem. Teenagers? Not a clue. • Can you hear people in another room? No. That is the major reason I went into another room in the first place. • Have others mentioned that you don’t seem to hear them? Maybe, but I think I was in another room at the time. • Do you avoid family meetings because you can’t understand the conversations? No, I avoid family meetings because in the words of Hoosier humorist Kin Hubbard: There is plenty of peace in a home where the family doesn’t make the mistake of trying to get together.

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DISPATCHES » Pets disrupt sleep – In the United States, a recent survey by the American Pet Products Association found that 62 percent of cats and nearly half of dogs share their owners' beds. However, this can mean less sleep for the pets' owners. A study released by the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center in 2002 found that more than half of pet owners surveyed said their nightly sleep was disturbed by their furry companions.

» Childhood favorites are now pet toys - Now, your playful pooch can enjoy the same toys you did as a kid. Sort of. Fisher-Price has just entered the world of dog toys, reinventing favorites to be more pet-friendly -- including adding a peanut butter scent. The brightly colored toys are just hitting shelves at PetSmart this month. Toys like the Ruff-A-Stackand Xylobone ($11.99) and Chatter Pup Telebone ($7.99) feature two separate soft parts (one with a squeaker) connected by a rope. The toys also hold up to strong chewing. Learn more at www.petsmart. com by searching “Fisher-Price.”

World Rabies Day PETS By Gregory Magnusson First, the facts: There were 40 confirmed cases of rabies in Indiana in 2009: 39 bats, one human. That human, a 43 year old man, died of the disease. Now, if every nonhuman case of rabies in 2009 occurred in bats, why does Indiana require rabies vaccination of domestic dogs and cats? The answer, of course, is that vaccinated cats and dogs serve as a primary level of human protection from rabid wildlife. Vaccinate all the cats and dogs, and you prevent most of the spread of rabies from wild animals to humans. Rabies is a viral disease transmitted via the saliva of an infected animal, by bite or by a lick over an open cut. After a person is bitten by an infected animal, the virus multiplies at the bite site, and then travels along nerves to the brain. Once in the human brain, inflammation causes delirium, painful muscle spasms in the throat, and usually death. Once symptoms occur, there is no treatment. “Despite being 100 percent preventable, one person dies from rabies every 10 minutes. It is estimated that 52,560 people die worldwide from rabies each year,” according to the World Rabies Day website, Children are most at risk, and most transmis-

sion occurs in dogs not vaccinated against rabies. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the country free of domestic canine rabies. In 2009, there were 6,994 confirmed cases of rabies in the U.S. That number included 300 wild unvaccinated cats, 81 wild unvaccinated dogs, 2,327 raccoons, 1,625 bats, 504 skunks, and 88 foxes. The take home message here is this: rabies is still present in Indiana, and the only reason we don’t see the disease in more humans is because we vaccinate our cats and dogs. If your unvaccinated dog or cat is exposed to a rabid animal, not only may your beloved pet become infected, but you and your family may be at risk as well. Protect yourself, protect your children, and protect your pets. All it takes is one simple yearly vaccine to prevent rabies in your cat or dog, and keep the U.S. rabies free. Please call your veterinarian today and get it done. It’s the law, and it’s good medicine. Dr. Magnusson, a practicing veterinarian for the last decade, is now the owner of Leo’s Pet Care, a new veterinary hospital located at 106th and College. Contact Dr. Magnusson at or 317-721-7387 (721-PETS).

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PETS OF THE WEEK Axel is a two-year-old male brown and white American Staffordshire Terrier. Axel is certainly a manly man... big, strong, rugged good looks...the ladies love him. He has a great temperament and is gentle when taking treats, but he is also very active so he is going to need a home with a family who will make sure he gets plenty of daily exercise. Due to his size, strength and energy, he would be best suited in a home with children age 10 or older. His gorgeous smile can make even a bad day seem better for us humans, so hopefully you make “his” day and come visit with him today. Rome is a three-year-old male tabby DSH.  Rome is a loving and playful guy.  He is social with people and seems to like other cats too.  He isn’t fond of being removed from his cage because it is his “safe place”, but once he’s out he calms down and enjoys attention.  Rome wants to be a lap cat, so he hopes he find a home with a family who will give him the love and attention he deserves.  For more information on these and other animals at the Humane Society, call 317-773-4974 or go to

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Guitar Lessons With Baker Scott

Beginners thru Advanced All styles Electric-Acoustic-Bass Private Lessons Parent-Child Lessons near Carey Road & 146th Carmel 317-



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small dog sitting in my home We are not a kennel; your dog is a family member here! 317-748-8462



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Carmel/Westfield State Farm office is looking for insurance sales professionals. Base salary, commission, bonus & benefits. LEADS PROVIDED! Email resume to:   Visit us on the web:


Rosie's Place – Servers, Cooks, Bakers Apply in Person 68 North 9th St., Noblesville, IN 317-770-3322

Happy Pets In-Home Pet Care

Pet & House Sitting Service


Saturday October 2nd Overture - 126th and Hazeldell 5744 Opus Drive  Antiques, records, clothes and household items 8 am - 1 pm

For a greener, healthier lawn next spring, aerate this fall! 317-523-4309

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REAL ESTATE Homes for Sale

Westfield – Homes from $720/mo. W.A.C. $1,440 moves you in! Westfield schools. Lease w/option to buy! Se Habla Espanol


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Gone to the Dogs is hiring part-time to full-time; experience required, but will train the right animal lover 317-490-0032


The Village of West Clay’s Fall Garage Sale Saturday October 9th 8 AM- 2 PM Intersection of Towne Road and 131st in Carmel

Garage Sale

Carmel-corner of Hazel Dell and 126th St 5757 opus Dr 12670 Overture Dr.Thurs eve. 6pm-8pm Fri Oct 1st 8am-5pm original artwork furniture, household, decorating, wicker, patio, antiques, pottery. Christmas and more.


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RENTAL For Lease

1,000 square foot office and/or home on Rangeline Road around the Arts District. $1,250 / month. 317-679-2565.


Single family homes w/appliances as low as $720/mo! Lease w/option to buy! 866-714-0978

Infiniti QX 56 '08 White w/ Gray Leather, Better than new! $37,988 Tom Wood Lexus Call Now! 1-888-283-0765

Oct 1 (9:00 to 6:00) Oct 2 (9:00 to 2:00) 764 Dayton Drive; N of 136th St between Keystone and Gray Rd. 4 Tables, 24 Chairs, pie safe, crocks, fabric (tons), architectural, advertising, quilts, rugs, ice cream stools, iron bed Drying racks, lamps, Barkcloth panels, and much more

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2004 ADUI A8 L SP6553 BLACK 82101 22988 A 2003 BMW Z4-SERIES SP6457 BLUE 85080 15988 A 2006 BMW 3-SERIES SP6535A BLACK 47908 21997 A 2007 BMW 3-SERIES SP6467 RED 67769 26588 A 2007 BMW 5-SERIES SP6552 SILVER 48733 29988 A 2006 CADILLAC STS-V SP6549 SILVER 68325 26988 A 2007 CADILLAC CTS SP6546 BLACK 55083 19988 A 2007 INFINITY M35X SP6504 GRAY 33101 28988 A 2008 INFINITY G35 SEDAN SP6454 SILVER 21300 26675 A 2007 LEXUS ES 350 SP6533 SILVER 30461 24988 A 2005 MERCEDES 240 4 MATIC SP6474 BLACK 47838 17919 A 2006 MERCEDES 230 SP6513 SILVER 51590 21498 A 2008 SATURN SKY S4861A BLUE 8722 22997 A 2007 VOLVO S80 SA6487 BLUE 22178 26780 A 2009 VOLVO S60 SP6432 GRAY 39476 20980 A

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Carve out some family fun time this fall.

This is one event you can rely on to keep you healthy and having fun. Pumpkin Patch Festival

Activities for the Whole Family

Saturday, October 9th, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. FREE & Open to the Public

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Clarian North Medical Center 116th & N. Meridian, Carmel Presented by Clarian North and RE/MAX Legends Group

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Bounce House Colts in Motion Traveling Museum Police and Fire Emergency Vehicles Petting Zoo Family Photos, Costumes encouraged Face Painting & Caricatures LifeLine Helicopter and Ambulance Train Rides, Clowns & Live Music Bicycle Safety Course Test Drives of the da Vinci® Surgical System Plus, FREE food, drinks & pumpkins

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2nd annual Clarian North Pumpkin Patch 5K Run/Walk Presented by the Carmel Lions Club Saturday, October 9th, 9 a.m. Start Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Fee Required. Open to adults and children. For more information and to register, visit the Events section at 9/20/10 11:08 AM

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