Issuu on Google+

TUESDAY September 30, 2008 FREE

Please, get yourself some sleep / p12

A Matter of animal instincts / p15

solar film reduces window’s light / p27

Now 15-years-old, The National Bank of Indianapolis continues to grow at its own pace / p2

Feel better. Faster.

Learn about minimally invasive surgical options and find seminar dates on back cover.

Photo by Shane Rodimel

Longtime Carmel resident Jay Brill is First Vice President of National Bank of Indianapolis.


Now 15-years-old, The National Bank of Indianapolis continues to grow at its own pace

www.currentincarmel.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

COVER STORY

 By Mike Beas Current in Carmel

Architecturally speaking, the majority of The National Bank of Indianapolis locations are the ideal blending of strength and uniqueness. The limestone exterior assists in giving the buildings a broad-shouldered appeal that makes them difficult for passersby to not notice. But as your parents used to tell you, it’s what’s inside that counts. Founded in December of 1993, The National Bank of Indianapolis recently eclipsed $1 billion in assets, making it the largest locally owned bank in the Indianapolis Metropolitan area. Currently there are 11 locations with three being in Hamilton County. A fourth, located in the Village of West Clay, opens its doors for business on Nov. 8. If such a growth pattern comes off as conservative in this era of cookie-cutter brand name overexposure, there is good reason. National Bank of Indianapolis, led by Chairman of the Board Micky Maurer, proceeds with tremendous caution when it comes to bank location and the individuals responsible for running it. “There’s an inherent risk in expanding too fast and moving too far away from your roots,“ said John Snyder,

Vice President and New clients. Our employees have Banking Center Development an ownership in the bank. Officer. “The challenge is findEveryone prospers based on ing the right people.” the goals of the bank. Thus, the screening process “People want to work here. involved with prospective NBI The loyalty between employHamilton County Locations employees has been known to be ees and senior management. Carmel Drive Banking Center time-consuming. For instance, The style of banking. There’s 650 East Carmel Drive Snyder laughs when recalling a different feel. People walk in West Carmel/Zionsville Banking Center how he was first called in for an and they’re comfortable. It’s 10590 North Michigan Road interview in October of 1998 chemistry. I’m the one who Westfield/Carmel Banking Center and started work the following handles complaints and I don’t 2714 East 146th Street March. hear complaints. We have very Village of West Clay Banking Center Cliché as it sounds, The competent people.” (Opens Nov. 18), 2410 Harleston Street National Bank of Indianapolis And very tightly pinpointed is about people helping people. objectives. With a new Carmel Hence the lengths it goes to branch opening in just over ensure that the individuals on both sides of the teller’s a month and others surely on the horizon, The National counter are part of a positive experience. Ditto when it Bank of Indianapolis continues to surge forward in these comes to NBI’s other banking services offered. times of economic uncertainty. “I think we have a very high retention of our clients “We always have different milestones,” said Brill. “The and a very high retention of our employees, and there is a next milestone is $2 billion, but the continued milestone connection. Our customers walk in and they see the same is good customer service. If you do that, people will come. people,” said Jay Brill, NBI’s First Vice President. “The fact is that we deliver. We find ways to really assist our

The National Bank of Indianapolis

BARRY GINDER

SHARON KNAPP

Vice President and Private Banker Age: 37 High School: Valparaiso High School, 1988 College: Ball State University, 1993 Residence: Carmel The quality most associated with a good banking institution is its . . .: The commitment to customer service. That phrase is overused by many banks, but to us it is one of our core values. The reason The National Bank of Indianapolis really stands out today is that no matter what is happening in the market we stay have focused on what we do best, taking care of our clients.

Vice President and Banking Center Manager Age: 42 High School: Carmel High School, 1984 College: IUPUI, 1988 Residence: Westfield The quality most associated with a good banking institution is its . . .: People. We are excited about the professionalism and loyalty of our people at The National Bank of Indianapolis.

JOHN SNYDER

JAY BRILL

First Vice President Banking Center Administration Age: 56 High School: Ft. Hunt High School, Alexandria, Va., 1969 College: Ball State University, 1974 Residence: Carmel Do you think smaller banks are going to benefit from the current crisis on Wall Street?: I would say our bank is positioned properly with product policies and procedures that are sound.

Vice President and Banking Center Development Officer Age: 43 High School: Cathedral High School, 1983 College: Indiana University, 1987 Residence: Carmel The quality most associated with a good banking institution is its . . .: Employees. That they are more than just sales-focused, but people-focused. They take the time to truly get to know their clients by listening and being responsive to their specific needs and interests.

ROBIN PATTERSON

Vice President and Banking Center Manager High School: Rockville High School (Connecticut) College: Indiana Wesleyan Residence: Noblesville The quality most associated with a good banking institution is its . . . Integrity to the clients, community and sound banking principles.


OUR TAKES It is our position that Congress should exercise extreme caution when seeking to bail out a financially distressed sector of the economy. At print time, Congress is evaluating whether to invest aggressively in a bridge loan for AIG Insurance while replacing its senior management team. If approved by Congress, free market economic principles would dictate that the government ought to return its 80-percent-plus ownership stake in AIG to the private sector once a buyer is identified. Washington is also anticipating a plea from the Detroit automotive sector for its turn at the taxpayer trough. Detroit’s

, Founded Oct. 24, 2006, at Carmel, IN Vol. II, No. 48 Copyright 2008. Current Publishing, LLC All Rights Reserved. 1 South Range Line Road, Suite 220 Carmel, IN 46032

monon center should hoop it up

bailout is approximately $400 billion to salvage the players in the Motor City. As opposed to the case with AIG, wherein the financial well-being of individual policyholders hangs in the balance, the Detroit deal does NOT affect individual policyholders. Given this fact, Congress should be even more cautious in considering financial assistance of any kind here. It may be time for the economy to come to terms with the artificially-inflated wages of union jobs, such as the $50-per-hour janitor. The dynamics of election-year politics make this debate even more treacherous as the votes of millions of union workers may be decided by this single issue.

It is our opinion that the Monon Center clearly needs more than fiscal relief. It more needs the City of Carmel to take it over and make it a stunning success. Mark Westermeier, director of Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation, says the operation requires a $600,000 infusion. At last count, the Monon Center was $805,000 in the hole. Clay Township government is not the answer to advancing the economic growth of the facility. The center is a phenomenal entity, and with the right marketing it could be brimming with paid users year-round. Consider AAU basketball alone. If just one age group was hosted for a Super Regional tournament at the Monon Center, the cash registers would ring

beyond compare. There are entry fees per team of sometimes up to $600, the concession stands couldn’t possibly be busier, admission for spectators could bring a heap of cash and it could inspire tomorrow’s college-bound stars to come see today’s. This speaks nothing of what it could mean to restaurants, hotels and shopping in Carmel. Aggressive marketing under city control would make the place tick. Of course, first comes the fine-tooth comb act to rid the joint of any identified excess. Then let’s see how much is needed. It’s a business first and foremost.

VIEWS

Bridge vs. Bailout



CURRENTOON by Tim Campbell

317.489.4444

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

Publisher – Brian Kelly brian@currentincarmel.com / 414.7879 Executive Editor – Steve Greenberg steve@currentincarmel.com / 847.5022 Associate Editor – Terry Anker terry@currentincarmel.com Managing Editor – Mike Beas mike@currentincarmel.com / 730.4833 Dispatches Editor – Brandie Bohney brandie@currentincarmel.com / 564-4544 Art Director – Zachary Ross zross@ss-times.com / 787-3291 Associate Artist – Stefanie Lorenz stefanie@currentincarmel.com / 340.1836 Reporter – Brandon Bowman brandon@currentincarmel.com / 489.4444 Reporter – Bryan Unruh bryan@currentincarmel.com / 489.4444 Cartoonist – Tim Campbell tim@currentincarmel.com

Advertising Carmel Sales Executive – Dennis O’Malia dennis@currentincarmel.com / 370.0749 Carmel Sales Executive – Lara Acton lara@currentincarmel.com / 409.1418 Indianapolis Sales Consultant – Kevin Messmer kevin@currentincarmel.com / 513.4359

Business Office Bookkeeper - Deb Vlasich deb@currentincarmel.com / 489.4444 The views of the columnists in Current In Carmel are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of this newspaper. To comment on Tim’s currentoons, contact him at: tim@currentincarmel.com.


VIEWS



another take THe arts help us elsewhere

A

t a recent meeting about arts offer the best quality in education, when funding in Carmel, it struck compared to test results worldwide our high me that there are several schools are challenged. Students, as a group, people who are questioning don’t measure up in science and math. how money is Music and art are two activities spent to promote the arts. that promote subjective thinkI own a gallery on East ing, which should translate to Main Street. I have bills to better skills in other areas. pay, but the main driver is for We still are a wonderful me to become a better artist. nation for choices, but our I am an idealist. I find it to be choices are being badly made upsetting that some parents in some cases. According to don’t value the arts as much as General Electric CEO Jeffrey perhaps they should. Others, Immelt, more people will though, deserve praise for not graduate in the United States filling their kids’ afternoons with sports exercise degrees exclusively with sports activithan electrical engineering ties, regardless of the seemingdegrees. “So, if we want to Magdalina ly community-wide pressure be the massage capital of the Hoyos-Segovia world, we are well on our to “do sports.” If we as a society were better way,” he said. This speaks informed, we would recognize we don’t nothing of China and India, which roundly promote activities to help stimu- produce 11 times the engineers than the late our intellectual mechanisms. When U.S. does. Think about that. certain parents tell me, “Sports are so good for the kids because they keep them Magdalena Hoyos-Segovia is the owner of Magdalena Gallery, and the future owner of occupied, my next thought is: Occupied a liquor store or a McDonald’s if the gallery instead of what? Instead of thinking? In thing doesn’t work out. You may contact at other words: Don’t think. Run?” art@magdalenagallery.com. Although American universities still

FROM THE BACKSHOP PROBABLY THE ONLY REASONABLE SOLUTION City Council’s recent 4-3 vote for it to make the ultimate call on funding for the arts has to be considered a good move for taxpayers. Mayor Jim Brainard, beginning next year, must present his ideas on which arts groups and projects should receive the city’s financial support and at what levels. This could be a one-year exercise if the council decides to not extend its oversight beyond 2009. Today, and in the recent past, Brainard has overseen the fund, which is generated by up to one penny from every tax dollar collected. The Mayor’s Arts Advisory Council now is and has been responsible for meeting with Brainard, reviewing his requests and then voting on them. Some believe that committee represents little more than a rubberstamp effort. It engages in vigorous discussion at times, and Brainard has been known to revise his requests downward. The problem with the committee was that it was staffed by appointees who had a passion for public and community arts initiatives. We love that passion, and you’ll find no more vocal an entity in these parts than this newspaper. Don’t

Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg expect us to change. In the end, though, the committee of appointees was not a great idea. Fiscal oversight really should be required in this case – and you KNOW we’re NOT about government intervention. Beginning next year, though, once Brainard’s proposals are presented, council could accept, deny or request downward change. Council president Rick Sharp voted for council control, but he said he is steadfast in his belief that the fund needs to be increased to $720,000 from $675,000, the level of the last two years. A nice move. Arts help to attract business to this city, to speak nothing of enhancing offerings for those who call it home. We hope this proves to be an adequate solution.

www.currentincarmel.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

READER’S VIEW Hypocrisy and double standards Editor:

It’s funny how Bob Walters in his “In Spirit,” column states that Sarah Palin thinks “integrity matters,” when she used coded racial language to describe Barack Obama in her speech at the Republican convention. Another funny thing: I’ve never seen Walters defend the good Christian Obama from the vicious smears insinuating that he’s a closet Muslim. Or from the vicious Left Behind-esque ads, sponsored by John McCain, insinuating Obama’s the Anti-Christ. And it’s downright hilarious how Walters cites Palin’s pregnant teenage daughter to make the case for the vice presidential candidate’s so-called integrity. If Obama’s daughter wound up coming

WRITERS’ RULES

Wanna write us a letter? You can do it a couple ways. The easiest is to e-mail it to info@currentincarmel.com. The old-fashioned way is to snail mail it

to the convention with her boyfriend, pregnant, I’d have a hard time believing that Walters would say, as he said about the Palin kid, “she is accepted and loved by her family, and, of course, God.” As far as Matt Damon’s statement about Palin’s creationist beliefs, Walters doesn’t mention that Damon was wondering aloud whether access to nuclear codes, by someone who has little trust in empirical reality, is a good idea. Damon’s comments would’ve tickled my funny bone if they weren’t so scary. Pardon me in advance, Mr. Walters, for being part of Karl Rove’s so-called “realitybased community.”

Dan Grossman Carmel

to Current in Carmel, 1 South Range Line Road, Carmel, IN 46032. Keep letters to 200 words max (we may make exceptions), and be sure to include your home zip code and a daytime number for verification.


Setting everyone straight on my religious beliefs

GOLFTEC GRAND OPENING Combining leading technology with personal coaching, GolfTEC brings experience with over 1.4 million lessons to 9873 N. Michigan Rd. The Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for October 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The ribbon cutting will occur at approximately 10:30 a.m. Live golf demonstrations throughout the day will include The Golf Swing and Putting and Club Fitting. You are invited for a free demo, refreshments and a chance to win great prizes.

TAILGATE AFTER HOURS - Kick off the football season at Tailgate After Hours (formerly AutumnFaire) this Thursday, October 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mansion at Oak Hill (Corner of 116th Street & Hazel Dell Parkway). In addition to great fall-themed food, drink and music, there will also be a short course in Football 101 at 4 p.m. The event is $5 per person for Chamber members, and $10 per person for non-Chamber members. Call 846.1049 or visit www.carmelchamber.com to learn more.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

DISPATCHES

COMMUNITY

O

ver the last year I’ve received was off-limits. But each night I attended a lot of email expressing conmass I became overwhelmed by homesickcern over my lapse in Catholic ness. Though I had hoped to find comfort faith and anger at my treatin the fact that a Catholic mass is the same ment of the Catholic Church. wherever you are in the world, attending I usually reply with a “Thanks mass did nothing but paralyze for your comments” because if me with an intense longing to go I get into it with every person home. So after several pathetic who thinks I’m going to hell, attempts at finding my inner I’d never get off the computer. strength, I vowed once again to That creates two problems, become Jewish. however. First, the reader When I got married and doesn’t get the opportunity started having children, my atto debate with me and is left titude toward religion changed feeling frustrated. Second, it once again. I wanted my kids to doesn’t give me the chance to have what I had as a child, and explain myself and/or clear up that included the Catholic faith. any misunderstandings. So I More importantly, after putthought it time to take care ting some serious thought into Danielle of the latter. Now the next it, I realized I still believed in Wilson person who feels the need to the basic tenets of the Catholic pass judgment or offer reliChurch. I also liked the idea that gious advice will have all the info. (And let my children would be connected to someme preface this entire column by saying thing almost 2,000-years old. So I started “thank you” to everyone who is currently going to mass again, registered the kids in praying for my soul, though by the sound the religious education program, and made of it, there is little anyone can do to save sure they began receiving the sacraments. me from eternal damnation.) But — and like my own, it’s a big one Born and raised in a big Catholic family, — I still struggle with my faith. I conI attended Catholic schools for 13 years, stantly find myself trying to reconcile but stopped going to mass when I was a what I am supposed to believe and do sophomore in high school. That’s when I with what I actually believe and do. To decided that Catholicism was nothing but be honest, I flat out disagree with several an overrated cult and announced I would of the Church’s teachings. I also respect be converting to Judaism. My parents my non-Catholic husband’s beliefs, which merely handed me a book on Jewish culsometimes differ from the Church. Does ture and asked if I’d like a ride to temple. that mean I’m a bad Catholic or not a Damn that reverse psychology! I never Catholic at all? converted, but my parents didn’t make me I don’t know. But I do know that I try go to church anymore, either, so it had all to be a good mother to my kids, a good worked out. wife to my husband and a good person on Then I went away to the Air Force this earth. If I’m going to hell, at least I Academy and found myself praying to know I won’t be lonely. Peace out. God a lot. The first few nights of basic Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contraining, I felt inexplicably drawn to tributing columnist. You may e-mail her at church, to connect with something from danielle@currentincarmel.com. my home. Plus, I knew no one could yell at me in the chapel because holy ground




FAMILY BINGO AND PIZZA - Food and fun for all ages! Come out to the Monon Center this Friday, October 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for bingo, snacks and pizza. The cost is $35 per family, and all winning participants will receive an award and door prizes will be given as well. Pre-registration is not required.

www.currentincarmel.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

GOT STUFF? WANT IT GONE? - If you have things you’d like to sell, but you don’t want to deal with the hassle of setting up your own garage sale, consider renting a space at the community garage sale at the Monon Center on October 11. The charge is only $10, and you’ll have the benefit of being part of a large event that will attract more buyers than a paper yard sign. The deadline for registration is October 4. Call 573-5243 to reserve a spot.

7240 HAmILToN CR $1,375,000

Almost 10 acres! Fab kit w/ FP, mstr w/FP, unbelievable mstr BA, wrap-around porch, elevator, custom etched windows & custom cabinetry! Spectacular home! DAWN KENDRICK, 329-8535, 846-7751

The 8U Indiana Mustangs, coached by Tony Page, were champions in two tournaments and had an outstanding record. Team members are, front row, L-R, Cody Page, Alex Richter, Kade Gorman, Bryce Randolph, Luke Barnes, Will Richter, Zack Melloh, Dylan Page, Jake McDonald, Trey Harris and Brock Moore. Back row, A.J. Barnes, Kim Barnes, Tonna Randolph, Stacey Richter, Jenny Page, Karen Moore, Lisa Melloh, Stacey Harris, Pam McDonald and Angy Gorman.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES Capital Group - The Capital Group Companies announced groundbreaking last week for two buildings on its 24-acre campus at 12911 N. Meridian St. The campus will include a five-story, 175,000square-foot office building with a full-service café and a single-story, 32,000-squarefoot mail processing center in addition to the 106,000-square-foot building the company purchased from Opus North in 2007. The Capital Group will invest nearly $50 million in the development, which is expected to be completed in early 2010. Grand Boulevard - This will be a new roadway connecting Guilford Road just south of Carmel Middle School to Main Street just west of Old Meridian. Construction will include a two-lane bou-

7226 E 550 S $1,200,000

Luxurious 6BR/5+BA brick Traditional-style nicely sited on 10.15 acres. Security system, 2 fireplaces, attractive pool. Two-story foyer, high ceilings. DAWN KENDRICK, 329-8535, 846-7751

12433 BRooKS CRoSSINg $560,000

Beautiful Hamilton Proper home on over 1 acre w/over 6000sf. 4BR/5+1/2BA, 3FP, fin daylight bsmt, 3car gar, granite +SS kit, main level mstr, maple hdwds. TRACY VATNSDAL, 407-7000, 846-7751

levard with a median, storm sewer installation, curb and gutter, on-street parking and multi-use paths. Construction on the segment from Guilford Avenue to Old Meridian is underway, and this portion of the project is expected to be completed early to mid-November. Monon Bridge over Carmel Drive- Construction for this pedestrian and bicycle bridge has started, and the Monon Trail is closed at Carmel Drive. The detour will consist of the multi-use paths along City Center Drive, Guilford Road and 116th Street. There will not be any long-term road closures of Carmel Drive to complete this installation, but short-term closures will be necessary. For more information www.mononbridge.com.

12974 TREATY LINE ST $525,000

Amenities abound! Granite countertops, hdwds, architectural detailing, designer, cabinets & built-ins. Don’t miss this opportunity for a Kent Shaffer home. ANgELA RAAB, 317-735-9610, 846-7751

Photo by Terry Harvey

NOMINATIONS FOR CHAMBER AWARDS CLOSE SOON! - The Carmel Chamber will celebrate five businesses and a leading volunteer at its eighth annual Images of Excellence Awards Luncheon on December 10 at the Ritz Charles. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, October 10. Applications for all awards are available online at www.carmelchamber.com.

Submitted photo

COMMUNITY



DISPATCHES

Things got a bit leafy for Collin McNair as the Forest Dale Elementary School kindergartner recently found this treasure in the back yard of his Carmel home. The Sycamore leaf measured 20 inches in width.

Submit YOUR photo for Current - If you have a

photograph that you would like published in Current, please submit a high-resolution version and cutline information to Managing Editor Mike Beas at mike@ currentincarmel.com. Appropriate photos will be published in a future issue of Current as space permits on a first-come, first-serve basis.

4637 S 575 E $450,000

Almost 8acres + a beautiful post&beam home w/SS & granite kitchen, hdwd floors, 5BR, 3BA w/over 5500 sf just outside of Zionsville. Deer included! TRACY VATNSDAL, 407-7000, 846-7751

13922 oLIVER LANE $275,000

Stunning 4BR/3BA home in Hayden Run at an amazingly low price! Large yard, sunroom, ceramic tile, 2story entry, bonus office area & an unfinished bsmt. ANgELA RAAB, 317-735-9610, 846-7751

www.TalkToTucker.com 6435 NoRTHVIEW DR $225,000

Outstanding 3BR/2+BA woodland-view home! Security system, gas fireplace. Hardwood flooring, walk-in closets, breakfast nook. TRACY VATNSDAL, 407-7000, 846-7751

12164 RoCKfoRD CT $180,000

Come home to The Highlands @ Stonycreek where lawns are maintained while you sit on your deck & enjoy! 3BR/2BA+loft+sunrm. 2sty GRw/FP. All appls included. TRACY VATNSDAL, 407-7000, 846-7751

1217 TuRNER CT $169,900

New construction townhome in Home Place.Carmel Clay award-winning school district.4BR/2.5BA close to Monon Trail & Monon Center. No assoc fees, appl. incl. ANgELA RAAB, 317-7359610, 846-7751

9600 CLoVER LEAf LN $160,000

Country Fields @ Fishers nearly 2000sf w/2BR/2BA+den. 2c gar + gorgeous interior spaces! FR, deck, all appliances included! Great condition amenities too! TRACY VATNSDAL, 407-7000, 846-7751

212 HEADY LN $160,000

Amazing hardwood floors throughout 3BR/2BA Sunblest ranch w/perennial cottage gardens over 1625 sf w/all appliances included & lots of updates everywhere! TRACY VATNSDAL, 407-7000, 846-7751


Vote on Arts Funding coming Oct. 6

Pre-Finished ¾" x 2 ¼" Solid American Oak

$2.99/sq.ft.

90 days same-as-cash with approved credit! Buy American. Buy locally. N

sales@floorsgalore.net

www.floorsgalore.net

Carmel Dr.

Floors Galore Monon Trail

Evening and weekend appointments available

Range Line Rd.

Ice Skadium

Open Mon-Fri, 10AM-5PM

3rd Ave. SW

*Bruce *Armstrong *Mannington

Meridian

City Council will have the final word on the city’s 2009 arts budget. Mayor James Brainard will continue handling arts funding, but the council will be able to approve, reduce or reject funding to any organization. Brainard said the decision, which came on a 4-3 vote at the council’s Sept. 15 meeting, would not affect the arts community. “This is just a discussion of process,” he said. “We are trying to find the process that will help us make the best decisions for the city.” Ron Carter, city councilman at-large, was among the most vocal opponents of the resolution, worrying that that it would “politicize” an inherently non-political issue. “I don’t see how any of us can say with a straight face that we won’t have groups politicking us for funding,” he said at a Sept. 3 preliminary meeting on the issue. “The council is politicizing something that is not broken.” Supporters argued that the decision was not political in intent, and that it reflected the best interests of the city. Kevin

“Woody” Rider, city councilman at-large, also stressed the resolution’s “sunset clause,” which will force the council to revisit the issue next year. “If I find that this becomes a political statement, I will not support it next year,” he said. Council President Rick Sharp said the decision will likely lead to an overall increase in arts funding, from $675,000 in each of the past two years to $725,000 – or 1 percent of the city’s total budget – in 2009. Three members of the council were in favor of the 1 percent arts allotment last year, Sharp said, but he was opposed. He said he will change his vote this year based on the Sept. 15 decision, tipping the vote in favor of the funding increase. Rider’s passionate support for the increase also contributed to Sharp’s vote reversal, he said. Rider said he views arts as tools of economic development that fuel commerce and attract new business. “I think 1 percent makes a strong statement that we are committed to helping the city of Carmel,” Rider said. The council will vote on arts funding along with the rest of the city budget at its next meeting on Oct. 6, Brainard said.

COMMUNITY UPDATES

By Bryan Unruh Current in Carmel



1065 3rd Ave. S.W., Carmel, IN 46032

814-2026

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com


community



I

O’Dea’s legacy a lasting one

n November of 2006, I wrote a mittee disbanded to simply enjoy the column about a group of men and park like setting as spectators rather than ayS ayS ayS d d d 4 2 3 in in in women who worked together to bring builders. You only need to observe one Sold Sold Sold the vision of a Veteran’s Memorial to time a parent explaining the meaning of Carmel. They labored as one for sevthe monument to a young child to fully Caution ion t eral years selling enough brick appreciate its importance to our u a C Caution pavers to successfully create a society. tion u a C n place of honor for generations I have been thinking Cautio tioanlot au to enjoy. The keystone of their about MikeCfor the last few yS dayS dayS 2 8 efforts is the bronze statue deweeks. I watched him and the 5 da 1 1 n n n i i i picting a brave man and woman committee wage a battle to Sold Sold Sold serving our great country as memorialize soldiers forever. He Ca uti Caution members of the Armed Forces. won that battle claiming vic-on Caution Caution Caution The Carmel Clay Veterans tory at the unveiling ceremony. Caut Memorial is a peaceful place to But another battle, of which stop and appreciate the freehe may not win, is overtaking doms we value as Americans. him now. Fighting against undayS ayS d 1 2 9 n n i i In my column I recorded yielding cancer, Mike will leave Sold Sold names of all of the committee more than just a statue, but an Jeff members and the name Michael example of a life well lived. O’Dea appeared, not at the beWith very little time to Worrell ginning, but also not at the end. process the severity of the diThe location of his name, randomly listed agnosis, Mike won’t have to worry about in the middle, symbolized his humble creating a legacy to leave behind. His acts character. Never one to ask for the spotof service and contribution are solid, longlight or seek recognition, his fellow comlasting and celebrated. For his loving wife, mittee members could absolutely count on Carol, and sons, Daniel and James, they him to deliver his commitments and not can easily take pride in the solid reputation waver from reaching their desired goal. of the man that brings honor to the O’Dea The 57th Carmel Rangeline Pioneer name. Award was bestowed upon Mike by Mayor 317-216-8500 Jeff Worrell is a local business owner. He Jim Brainard that same year, officially recognizes volunteers on “Connecting with Re/Max ability Plus marking his contribution to our success Carmel� on cable channel 16. Contact him at *Sampling of 2008 sales. Homes sold for 96-100% of list price. as a city. The mission complete, the com-

Our Extreme Marketing Plan May Cause Your Home to Sell...Fast!

jworrell@advantagemedical.com

www.currentincarmel.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Too busy during the week? 7EARENOWOFFERING3ATURDAYHOURS #ALL FORDETAILSORAPPOINTMENTS

BEFORE

AFTER

• :OOM7HITENING • 4HE7ANDŠ0AINLESS!NESTHESIA • 0ORCELAIN6ENEERS •2OUTINE#AREFORTHE%NTIRE&AMILY •3MILEDESIGN%XTREME-AKEOVERS •2ELAXING !NXIETY &REE6ISITS • Now&EATURING Sedation Dentistry*

4AKEAPILLANDrelaxTHROUGHYOURDENTAL VISITWITH3EDATION$ENTISTRY

FREE

Head into fall witH a brigHt smile!

317.575.8338

teetH wHitening

7ITHNEWPATIENTEXAM )NCLUDINGCLEANING EXAMX RAYS %TH3T 3UITEsINDYCDCCOM

*OHN,OWE $$3


DISPATCHES

THREE BANKS FOR BULLS If you’re looking for volatility, the financial sector is the place to be. One stock to keep an eye on that has been an impressive performer is Wells Fargo (WFC). The equity has broken through longterm resistance at the 38 level and tagged a fresh all-time high of $44.75. Another stock that has been widely underestimated by investors is PNC Financial Service (PNC). The stock has broken through long-term resistance at the 76 level, an area that capped shares in January 2001 and throughout 2007, and has tagged a new all-time high of $87.99. One last company worth keeping an eye on is Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK). Like its compatriots above, the stock has been in an uptrend since its July lows, gaining more than 79 percent along the way. -www.forbes.com

of passwords, logins and especially the password resetting process. It occurs to me that if these communities, groups or networks mattered I wouldn’t forget the login and password. I would know it because I cared, because it added value to my life and because I returned to visit or communicate with the group every day. Do you think active members forget how to get to the Rotary? Doubt it. They know where it is and how to get in because it matters to them and adds value to their life. There isn’t a secret formula for getting someone to join an organization or group. As more organizations begin using online social communities as a strategy to connect with their constituencies they have to prove to potential members that their network adds value to their members’ lives. And, more often than not, that value comes from the other members. People look for connections, both online and in person. They want to meet others with similar interests, discuss topics of importance and learn more about subjects that are significant to them and entertain. They call them “social� communities for a reason.



Social networks cannot rely on a “build it and they will come� strategy alone to get people to join. They have to prove their value. People use online communities in different ways, but clearly the most successful provide value and entertainment. How many groups are you a part of? And how many add significant value? David Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital media and online marketing company in Carmel. David welcomes your questions or comments at David.Cain@MediaSauce.com.

F.C. Tucker adds new sales associates

BURNS

REYNOLDS

ONLINE THIS WEEK - Looking for Kent Burns and Joe Reynolds? They’re online this week. Please visit www. currentincarmel.com for their columns and much more.

F.C. Tucker Company has added eight residential sales associates in September to its network of Indianapolis-area offices. Among those realtors now providing real estate services are JoAnn McKenna in Carmel and Scott McKenna Beer and Melissa Kerry in Suburban North.

Serving Carmel For Over 13 Years! www.integrityautomotive.net

s&AMILY/WNED/PERATED s&REE#ONSULTATION/N!NY 0ROBLEMS7ITH9OUR#AR s#OMPLETE)MPORT$OMESTIC !UTO2EPAIR s1UALITY0ARTS

(OURS -ONDAY &RIDAY !- 0-

573.0107

40 S. Rangeline Rd. CARMEL

Fall Special

$49.95

)NCLUDESOILCHANGE lLTERANDLUBEUPTOQTS  POINT SAFETYINSPECTIONINCLUDESSTEERINGANDSUSPENSIONINSPEC TIONTESTINGTHEBATTERYANDTOPPINGOFFmUIDS TIREROTATION WITHCOURTESYBRAKEINSPECTION7HILEOFFERLASTS

"OB7AEISS /WNER-ASTER4ECH

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

LIGHTEN YOUR LIGHT BILL - Here are three simple ways to reduce your electric bill: 1. Get new bulbs. You know that compact flourescent lightbulbs (CFLs) are more energy efficient, but did you know they are up to 75 percent more efficient and last up to ten times longer than standard bulbs of the same wattage? Switch out your standards. Good Housekeeping Research Institute recommends the Satco Energy Saving Mini Spiral Bulb. 2. Turn down the lights. Setting your dimmer at 75 percent output saves an estimated 20 percent in energy and can quadruple the life of the bulbs. 3. Power-off savings. Consider installing motion sensors in stairways, halls and garages; these areas get a lot of through-traffic, but people often forget to shut off the lights as they exit. -Quick and Simple

H

ow many times has it happened? A friend asks you to attend an event with the intent of introducing you to the organization in hopes you will join. Or you receive a message from a group you have had some past relationship with requesting you get back involved. I call these requests “join strategies� and most aren’t very effective. People’s lives are packed with things to do, and who has the time to squeeze in something else? David Cain With today’s online Marketing or virtual world, requests to join groups and networks have probably doubled or even tripled. How many online groups have asked you to join them? How many logins and passwords do you have filed away in your memory banks? For me, I sometimes feel like my childhood pet is still alive because I type his name so many times to reset passwords. Well, he’s been dead for years, my Mother’s maiden name isn’t anyone’s business, and I haven’t lived on Sunrise Street for 23 years. I’m tired

DOUGH

KeyCorp on the rise - BMO Capital Markets is upgrading KeyCorp’s (KEY) stock from “market perform� to “outperform� and raising its price target from $11 to $20. “Given overall market turmoil, it is nice to see some positives,� said KeyCorp vice president Jeffery Magginnis. The stock’s EPS estimate will remain unchanged, expected to be a loss of $1.79 in 2008 and a gain of $1.12 in 2009. In a press release, the company said it was able to make the upgrade because of its success in building reserves and addressing credit issues

Online communities must prove their worth


DOUGH

10

What’s it Worth My Opinion:

575 K

$

Type: Traditional Age: New Construction Location: Near 116th Street and Keystone Avenue. Neighborhood: Woodland Golf Club is a golf course community that encompasses Woodland Country Club, which offers golf and a swimming pool with paid membership. Square footage: 4,904 square feet including 904 in the unfinished basement. Rooms: This five-bedroom home offers a large kitchen with double ovens, gas cooktop six-burner stove, granite counter tops, hardwoods, small bar with sink, walk-in pantry and fireplace. There is a spacious great room with built-ins, a main floor bonus room and office. Strengths: This home has an expansive acre-and-a-half lot with a 32 x 12 veranda,

NOW OPEN

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

EZ Dental

www.currentincarmel.com

By John Pacilio, RE/MAX Ability Plus

Owner Dr. Tim Gossweiler Address: 14904 Greyhound Court Carmel, IN 46032 Hours: Monday – Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Phone: 317-566-3300 Website: www.ezdentalanddentures.com When Dr. Tim Gossweiler returned from a five-year, 28-country family vacation, he knew he wanted things to change. Once a cosmetic dentist, his frequent volunteer work during the trip convinced him to focus on affordable dentistry. “I realized I

view of the golf course and two fire pits. The location of the well-established golf course at 116th Street and a large number of mature trees makes Woodland Golf Club unique. Challenges: This home is within close proximity to Keystone Avenue and may experience some traffic noise. No other home of this size has been built and sold in the neighborhood recently. John Pacilio and his team specialize in Westfield real estate with RE/MAX Ability Plus. Contact him at 216.8500 or John@ JohnPacilio.com.

wanted to work with people who wouldn’t normally get dentistry work because they consider it too expensive.” With an in-house lab and a commitment to low prices, EZ Dental boasts some of the lowest rates in the area and offers financing and senior discounts. New patients are also granted free exams, X-rays and consultations, and they can choose between a free exam or whitening beginning Oct. 7.

MONEY MATTERS Does where you bank really matter?

“I guess it does. My bank is through the military and it has always been really good.” Tom Hillebrands Carmel

“To me it does. I have been with First Merchant’s Bank for seven years and never had a problem.” Deidre Dowdon Carmel

“I think it has some effect. I bank at a credit union, and I feel more comfortable there. It’s smaller and more personable.” Joe Shafer Carmel


History repeating itself

11 DOUGH

A

s the clowns in Washington with a bank. I am afraid that until we face debate the financial future in our energy demands domestically, we are America, we watch the markets going to be stuck watching the downfall of swing in a state of the Roman Empire in America. chaos. The last time We have the natural resources we had a government bailout and the brain power to solve our of the savings and loans took energy and cash flow problem, over a year for the stock market but we are going to experience a to make a bottom and three sluggish economy until we face years for the housing market to up to our energy needs. rebound. Our current situation This happened during the oil may take much longer to solve. embargo in the 1970s. History My dad’s best friend was Bernie is repeating itself again, but our Landman, and if Bernie were leaders in Washington are too alive today, he would say: the busy covering their butt and not builders built based on financing doing the people’s business. The and not on demand. This is what clowns have not even considered Brian happened with today’s real estate the pain the local and state govmarket. There are more houses ernments are going to take with Shapiro than qualified buyers. the decrease in property values The sad thing is that the averand less income to tax with age buyer bought a home at a fair price, but higher unemployment. Higher taxes are not because of the oversupply, the prices dropped the solution for these lean economic times. dramatically, which created the domino The solution rests with expansion of the effect. The banks only loan people money domestic energy to keep our dollars at home in the good times, and basically, they have and stop the global transfer of wealth. stopped. If you have a blemish, you are toast

The last time we had a government bailout of the savings and loans took over a year for the stock market to make a bottom and three years for the housing market to rebound.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com


ANTI-AGING

12

DISPATCHES

Please, get yourself some sleep

ZUMBA CREATOR IN TOWN The Creator of Zumba is coming to Carmel Dance Arts! Beto Perez, creator of Zumba, will be offering a two-hour Master Class Sunday, October 19, from 6 to 8 pm; Call 8449131 or stop by the Carmel Dance Arts Studio (575 Carmel Drive) for more information or to order your tickets. Come join the party! SMOOTH OPERATORS - The Smoothie King website says, “Say hello to a better beach body,” but their 40 oz. Strawberry Kiwi Breeze or Blackberry Dream “Trim Down” smoothies contain roughly 750 calories each. Don’t assume that because it’s a smoothie, it’s good for you. Most aren’t. To keep the calories between 200 and 250, order any 20 oz. Slim-N-Trim smoothie except strawberry, or better yet, just have some fresh fruit.

www.currentincarmel.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

-Nutrition Action Healthletter

October 11 10am - 1pm

Riley Hospital for Children at Clarian North 11700 N. Meridian, Carmel Each child can pick a FREE Pumpkin!

This is a story about striving for unconsciousness. It’s about what’s happening to us between the hours of 10:15 p.m. and 7 a.m., when we should be hanging z’s. Sleep shuts down your body and awakens your mind. In addition to being vital, it’s also bizarre and contradictory - it’s the inactive activity, the void you fill by dreaming up entire worlds, the state of nothingness that means everything. The science of sleep is only about 40-years-old, and among the things yet to be discovered by researchers is how sleep works, exactly. That, and how to define it. But that’s sleep for you: full of mysteries and surprises. Maybe the most surprising thing of all is that 60 million Americans do it very poorly, suffering any number of sleep disorders. And more than half of the afflicted are men, according to James Rowley, M.D., director of the sleep-disorders center at Harper University Hospital, in Detroit. Many of these guys would deny

Silly Safaris Animal Show and Indianapolis Zoomobile Indy Race Car and Lifeline Helicopter Boomer of the Indiana Pacers Caricature Artists and Face Painters Kasey the Fire & Safety Dog Bounce House and Games

FREE Admission FREE Parking FREE Attractions

McGruff the Crime Dog Trackless Train Rides FREE Family Photos Magician

Call

849-7653 for more information.

CURRENT CUR-

they have a problem, and those who acknowledge it probably aren’t being helped. “Women get motivated when they’re sleepless,” says Dr. Rowley. “Men are silent.” As the years pass, the odds are that these bleary-eyed, silent guys will get even less sleep, and touch off a cascade of other miserable conditions. If sleeplessness doesn’t put a sudden end to your morning commute, it can dim your brainpower and success on the job. It can sour the report your doctor gives you on your cardiac risk, make you fatter, and set you up for diabetes. It will make you fight more with your wife, kids, and house pets. Sleeplessness is the symptom that makes its underlying cause - stress, depression, pain, or all of the above - even worse. The stakes are high when it comes to sleep. For our own good, we all need to rest a little easier.

- menshealth.com


PRESS HERE TO RELAX Your own fingers may be one of the best stress relievers. Here are the top soothing spots you can massage yourself to unwind:

Ear lobes: With your thumb and index finger, gently pull down and out along the edge of your lobe starting at mid-ear and working your way down to the bottom. Hands: When you feel a stress headache coming on, squeeze the groove between the thumb and index finger of your left hand with the thumb and index finger of your right hand for 1 minute; then switch hands and repeat. -Health

BRAZIL NUTS FIGHT CANCER?

HEALTH WATCH

Feet: Relieve lower back strain by pressing down with your thumb where your heel ends and your arch beings; hold for 60 seconds.

13

cleaning mushrooms

This hearty tree nut is a “trigger food� that may cause cancer cells to self-destruct. It’s a super source of selenium, a promising anti-cancer trace mineral that also promotes DNA repair and boosts immunity. Just two medium nuts contain enough selenium to perhaps reduce the incidence of prostate, colon and lung cancers!

-Environmental Nutrition

Mushrooms require thorough cleaning because of where they grow, how they’re shaped and how well pesticides adhere to them, but a specialty brush for all those nooks and crannies might seem like a waste of money. If you’re fond of the fungi, buy an inexpensive soft-bristled toothbrush to get your mushrooms really clean. The small head slips easily under the gills to capture every stray bit of dirt. A run through the dishwasher will then clean the soiled brush for reuse.

-Cook’s Illustrated

DDS Aileen C. Helton LCARE sTOTALHEALTHDENTA ENT FORTABLEENVIRONM sFRIENDLYANDCOM IBLEBRACES sINVISALIGN¸INVIS AKEOVERS sCOSMETICSMILEM S YFORFEARFULPATIENT sSEDATIONDENTISTR ACCEPTED sMOSTINSURANCES TH3TREET !TTHECORNEROFNUEATTHE VE D! FOR UIL AND'  TH3TREET#ENTRE 2ANGELINE2D

'UILFORD!VE

53

TH3T

5.8993IREFAMILY Call 31OI7NT.5M7 ENTFORYOURENT

APP TODAYTOMAKEAN

G HITPEATIENNTEIN FREAECOMW

M XA PLETENEW N

WITH NG ANDXRAYS APPROPRIATECLEANI

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

EET3UITE %ASTTH3TR #ARMEL ).


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

FOR THE RECORD

14

BIRTHS

From Clarian North 9/16/08 girl Sosa, Alejandro & Stephanie 9/18/08 boy Delillo, Mathew & Kwas, Amy girl Wells, Terry & Christi

POLICE RUNS

September 22 1:26:13 a.m., alarm burglar, 2632 Twin Lakes Drive 2:32:46 a.m., investigation, 12999 Pennsylvania St 3:01:37 a.m., security check, 2140 E 116th St 3:04:11 a.m., alarm hold up, 2375 E 116th St 3:47:07 a.m., security check, 37 W Main St 4:11:53 a.m., welfare check, 9656 Kittrell Drive 4:50:18 a.m., investigation, 10411 Power Drive 5:23:22 a.m., found/lost property, 300 S Guilford Road 5:34:15 a.m., disturbance, 10580 N Meridian St 5:54:46 a.m., 911 hang up, 10411 Power Drive 6:15:08 a.m., security check, 13085 Hamilton Crossing Blvd 6:19:03 a.m., f alarm commercial, 9750 Lakeshore Drive E 6:43:13 a.m., security check, 3130 E 96th St 6:39:48 a.m., theft, 1309 Donnybrook Drive 6:55:36 a.m., theft, 200 S Rangeline Road 7:10:00 a.m., security check, 1425 W Carmel Drive 7:26:52 a.m., lock out, 350 Gradle Drive 7:33:28 a.m., security check, 12575 River Road 7:39:04 a.m., directed patrol, East 146th St / Carey Road 7:53:39 a.m., suspicious activity, Lakeshore Drive East / Brunswick Drive 7:58:31 a.m., alarm hold up, 1430 S Rangeline Road 7:57:14 a.m., investigation, 917 Shea Court 7:39:04 a.m., directed patrol, East 146th St / Carey Road 8:06:21 a.m., security check, 10601 Hazel Dell Parkway 8:13:06 a.m., security check, 998 S Rangeline Road 8:13:36 a.m., security check, 1430 E 96th St 8:15:18 a.m., security check, 14490 Clay Terrace Blvd 8:28:25 a.m., criminal mischief, 200 S Rangeline Road 8:42:08 a.m., investigation, 101 4th Ave Se 8:59:09 a.m., security check, 2700 W 116th St 8:59:30 a.m., security check, 1251 Rohrer Road 9:00:41 a.m., accident property damage, 2140 E 116th St 9:18:09 a.m., traffic hazard, West 116th St / Illinois Street 9:09:20 a.m., f hazmat level 2, W 131st St / Towne Road 9:19:44 a.m., f alarm commercial, 11075 Pennsylvania St 9:36:10 a.m., security check, 10909 Gray Road 9:51:55 a.m., suspicious activity, 610 1st Ave Nw 9:54:36 a.m., driving complaint, East 116th St / Keystone Avenue North 10:01:54 a.m., investigation, West 136th St / Old Meridian Street

10:24:44 a.m., security check, East 126th St / Gray Road 10:26:02 a.m., security check, 2450 E 136th St 10:44:53 a.m., security check, 1251 Rohrer Road 10:43:42 a.m., welfare check, 5283 Arapaho Way 10:59:34 a.m., security check, 10580 N Meridian St 11:20:00 a.m., directed patrol, West 146th St / Springmill Road 11:20:31 a.m., assist other dept, 10558 Brecken Ridge Drive 11:34:51 a.m., missing person, 12984 Andover Drive 11:53:00 a.m., animal complaint, 760 1st Ave Nw 11:54:20 a.m., criminal mischief, 15 E Main St 12:09:10 p.m., juvenile complaint, 520 E Main St 12:57:02 p.m., investigation, 5150 E 126th St 1:01:53 p.m., juvenile complaint, 4242 E 126th St 1:04:16 p.m., security check, 1430 E 96th St 1:20:12 p.m., investigation, East 106th St / Keystone Avenue North 1:50:59 p.m., security check, 1300 E 96th St 1:47:18 p.m., accident property damage, 2140 East 116th St 1:20:12 p.m., investigation, East 106th St / Keystone Avenue North 1:58:38 p.m., investigation, Lakeshore Drive East / Tahoe Road 2:02:21 p.m., acc minor, East 116th St / Keystone Avenue S 2:05:57 p.m., criminal mischief, 3039 Rolling Springs Drive 2:30:04 p.m., investigation, 3 Civic Sq 2:30:46 p.m., traffic hazard, West 136th St / North Meridian Street 2:34:50 p.m., alarm burglar, 829 Wedgewood Ln 2:43:08 p.m., harassment, 191 2nd Avenue Sw 2:50:14 p.m., suspicious activity, 1430 W 116th St 2:08:48 p.m., investigation, 3 Civic Sq 3:09:20 p.m., investigation, 2450 E 136th St 3:07:59 p.m., animal complaint, 11590 N Meridian St 3:55:56 p.m., alarm hold up, 4962 Williams Drive 4:09:03 p.m., security check, 2176 E 116th St 4:06:52 p.m., missing person, 12984 Andover Drive 4:09:14 p.m., criminal mischief, 12656 Cerromar Court 4:18:16 p.m., juvenile complaint, 140 N Rangeline Road 4:33:19 p.m., accident property damage, 1708 E 116th St 4:41:34 p.m., security check, 14490 Clay Terrace Blvd 4:42:35 p.m., security check, 520 E Main St 4:50:06 p.m., accident property damage, East 146th St / Scarborough Ln 6:05:54 p.m., disturbance, 411 2nd Ave Ne 6:11:57 p.m., civil dispute, 5283 Arapaho Way 6:40:43 p.m., traffic hazard, East 136th St / Keystone Avenue North 6:46:10 p.m., ordinance misc, 167 Lotus Drive 6:43:50 p.m., found/lost property, 616 Ransburg Drive N 7:25:32 p.m., alarm hold up, 2259 E 116th St 7:48:10 p.m., harassment, 144 Cool Creek Blvd

CONTINUED ON P15

The Carmel Arts Council presents

Moonlight & Music You are cordially invited to join us for a formal evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment.

Saturday, November 1, 2008 6:00pm–midnight Ritz Charles 12156 North Meridian Street Carmel, Indiana

Proceeds will go to the Michael Feinstein Foundation for the education and preservation of the Great American Songbook.

Open Cocktail & Sushi Bars • Free Valet Parking Black Tie Optional • Silent & Live Auctions Guest Entertainment: Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Guest speaker: Irwin Helford, Chairman, Michael Feinstein Foundation Guest Performer: Catherine Russell, blues, jazz and swing vocalist Dance Band: Blair & Co.

$125 per guest Ticket Information: Linda Bachofner, 317.844.603 Platinum Sponsors Harris Bank Current in Carmel Gold Sponsor City of Carmel

www.currentincarmel.com

Silver Sponsor Piano Solutions

Table Sponsors

$40"SDIJUFDUTt.D$PNBT&OHJOFFSJOH *OD .JEMBOE"SUT"OUJRVFT.BSLFUt1FEDPS$PNQBOJFT

Carmel Arts Council

Dorren Squire Ficara—Executive Director Cherie Piebes—President Frank Whelan—Vice President Janis Wagner—Treasurer Abby Frantz—Secretary


CONTINUED FROM P14

Smart Solutions You have worked hard to build and create the life you want— these things deserve to be protected. That is what we do. We are a firm who believes in providing the best, most current, and smartest legal representation available. We work hard every day to ensure that is exactly what our clients get.

John D. Walls | Rebecca Hartley 21 South Range Line Road, Suite 300A, Carmel, IN 46032 Phone: (317) 203-7484 | Fax: (317) 663-3384

www.jdwalls.com

W

e recently adopted a stray dog, Sweetie, and I can’t help but compare my behavior in trying to train her to my behavior in trying to get my kids to behave. It has become a fascinating study for me. In the first place, I have much more patience with Sweetie in trying to get her to tell me what she needs. I find myself asking her, “What is it, Becky Kapsalis Sweetie? Do you Ask YiaYia need attention, food or to go outside?” Because she obviously cannot respond, I am persistent until I figure out what she needs. My body language and soft voice tell her that I sincerely want to help her with her needs. I find myself with a renewed sense of purpose in her reliance on me to help her with her needs. I also realize that before I can get her to behave in a manner that would be in her best interest I have to gain her trust. After all, Sweetie is giving me her unconditional love and loyalty. She is

learning, without her uttering a sound, that I am, indeed, someone she can rely on for all her needs. How does this compare with raising children? The comparison is in our approach. When we are patient, persistent and consistent in our efforts to help with our children’s needs and finally renew our sense of purpose in our children’s reliance on us, we are establishing a trust with our children. We are training our children to recognize the importance of giving and receiving unconditional love and loyalty. We are helping our children understand that, at some point, their communication with us is dependent on our body language as well as words. In case you’re wondering, even though your children appear not to be responding, you can be sure they are paying attention to your behavior. Isn’t it interesting that pets rarely talk back or have temper tantrums? Could it be that we do whatever it takes to meet their needs? Hugs!

15

Have a parenting topic or question? Submit it to Ask Yiayia, aka Becky Kapsalis, Certified Parent Coach, at askyiayia@indy.rr.com or call 810.9358.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

Family Law Estate Planning Bankruptcy Real Estate Education Business

A matter of animal instincts

FOR THE RECORD

8:02:05 p.m., welfare check, Honors Drive / Sandalwood Drive 8:23:18 p.m., driving complaint, North Meridian Street / West Carmel Drive 8:51:07 p.m., 911 hang up, 701 City Center Drive 9:00:55 p.m., accident property damage, East 131st St / Hazel Dell Parkway 9:06:40 p.m., welfare check, East 116th St / Keystone Avenue North 9:16:27 p.m., missing person, 411 2nd Ave Ne 9:27:58 p.m., suspicious activity, 220 2nd St Sw 9:46:44 p.m., security check, 2700 W 116th St 9:50:41 p.m., security check, 12415 Shelborne Road 9:51:10 p.m., traffic hazard, East 96th St / Gray Road 9:56:24 p.m., security check, Hazel Dell Parkway / East 96th St 10:42:38 p.m., suspicious activity, 11813 River Road 10:55:21 p.m., security check, 12425 Old Meridian St 11:05:36 p.m., security check, 865 W Carmel Drive 11:23:54 p.m., security check, 1708 E 116th St 11:39:41 p.m., investigation, 31 I 465 E September 23 12:07:00 a.m., investigation, 563 Arbor Drive 12:06:08 a.m., investigation, 1309 Donnybrook Drive 12:38:47 a.m., security check, 3400 E 96th St 12:57:44 a.m., investigation, 582 S Rangeline Road 12:50:48 a.m., security check, 4630 E 96th St 1:33:36 a.m., security check, Aaa Way / East 116th St 2:10:04 a.m., suspicious activity, 10101 N Meridian St 2:36:26 a.m., security check, 13600 N Meridian St 3:15:07 a.m., alarm burglar, 12086 Ashcroft Pl 3:23:21 a.m., security check, 1421 S Rangeline Road 3:24:36 a.m., security check, Aaa Way / East 116th St

3:29:23 a.m., security check, Pointe Parkway / East 116th St 3:37:00 a.m., security check, 5801 E 116th St 4:15:44 a.m., alarm burglar, 55 4th Ave Se 4:54:39 a.m., traffic hazard, 30th / Capitol 5:42:54 a.m., security check, 1424 W Carmel Drive 5:56:34 a.m., accident person injured, S Guilford Road / East 116th St 7:00:41 a.m., alarm burglar, 12040 Durbin Drive 7:10:51 a.m., alarm burglar, 3683 Power Pl 7:15:39 a.m., directed patrol, Lexington Boulevard / East Main St 7:16:25 a.m., security check, 14500 Clay Terrace Blvd 7:39:53 a.m., directed patrol, East 146th St / Carey Road 7:47:44 a.m., alarm burglar, 568 E Carmel Drive 8:07:15 a.m., disturbance, 1122 Golfview Drive 8:37:17 a.m., security check, 12575 River Road 8:39:19 a.m., security check, 11813 River Road 9:04:12 a.m., security check, 998 S Rangeline Road 9:26:30 a.m., security check, 1251 Rohrer Road 9:29:13 a.m., domestic, 1264 Golfview Drive 9:49:31 a.m., directed patrol, Brian Pl / Lakeshore Drive E 9:56:26 a.m., security check, 275 Medical Drive 9:49:31 a.m., directed patrol, Brian Pl / Lakeshore Drive E 10:07:04 a.m., driving complaint, 1 Civic Sq 10:23:33 a.m., harassment, 520 E Main St 10:28:00 a.m., security check, 2450 E 136th St 10:43:12 a.m., investigation, 3780 W 226th St 10:40:09 a.m., lock out, 515 E Main St 10:49:46 a.m., 911 hang up, 13463 Humbolt Ln 10:53:14 a.m., investigation, 550 Arbor Drive 11:06:22 a.m., security check, Monon Trl / East 96th St 11:10:37 a.m., security check, 1300 E 96th St 11:35:51 a.m., traffic hazard, East 111th St / North Meridian Street 11:39:09 a.m., directed patrol, 10485 Pennsylvania St 11:44:41 a.m., traffic hazard, 31 I 465 E 11:56:27 a.m., investigation, 12590 Spring Violet Pl


Event to benefit CHS cross country - The Fourth Annual Greyhound Pup XC Mile will be held at the Carmel High School cross country course at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. The run is open to all fourth- and fifthgrade students and the $15 fee includes a t-shirt. The Pup XC Mile will benefit the CHS cross country team. Finishing ribbons to all runners and the top 25 in each race. For information and to register, log onto www.runnersforum. com and go to greyhound pup logo. Entry deadline is Oct. 6.

www.currentincarmel.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Essay contest for Carmel students - The City of Carmel is having its annual Veterans Day essay contest for all students within the Carmel Clay area. This year’s theme is “Patriotic Pride.” Middle and high school students should turn their essays (limit 300 words) in to history or language arts teachers to have it considered for entry into the contest. Elementary school students should turn their posters in to their teachers. Winners will be recognized at the Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 10. Walk/run honoring former CHS student- The first annual 5K Memorial Walk/Run is being organized by friends and family to honor the spirit and life of Susan Moulder, a Carmel High School graduate who passed away in 2007. This run is being organized to fund a scholarship in Moulder’s name. The run will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at The Fountain at One Civic Square. For more information visit www.susunmemorialrun.com College information night - Carmel High School juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to attend college information night in the freshman center cafeteria, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1. College advisers will present information on how to determine grade-point averages required by Indiana colleges and universities, scheduling a college visit, choosing a major, the types of admissions and filing for financial aid. For information, contact Vicki Nunery or Tanna Hanger 571-5922, ext. 9.

By Brandie Bohney Current in Carmel

the grammar guru

EDUCATION

16

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

DISPATCHES

Pronouns have these great things called antecedents, which are the nouns (and sometimes pronouns) that the pronouns replace or refer to. Pronouns and antecedents have to agree, or your writing becomes like the family reunion crashed by the recently disowned and slightly off-kilter uncle whom no one really likes. Ugly. Really ugly. A really sticky area of pronoun-antecedent agreement deals with indefinite pronouns. Indefinite pronouns are those that refer to unknown or unspecified people or things. Sounds complicated, but you use these babies all the time. The trickiest indefinite pronouns, in this guru’s opinion, are the ones that sound like they could be or definitely are plural, but they’re not: everyone, everybody, anyone, anybody, someone, somebody, nobody. These guys, in spite of their plural-soundingness (not a word), are never plural. Ever. And you know it – sort of – because you almost certainly use the correct verb form with them: Everybody likes pie. If everybody was plural, you would say, “Everybody like pie,” but it’s singular, so you don’t say that. You do know it, even if you don’t realize it. Try to remember it by thinking about the -one or -body at

the end of each word. One and body are singular. So when you hear someone say, “Everyone must take their seats,” the pronoun and antecedent don’t agree. Their modifies everyone, which is singular. The statement should be, “Everyone must take his seat.” Or her seat. And that’s another problem. We don’t want to be sexist in our writing or speaking, either. So what do you do? One solution is to remove the singular indefinite pronoun and replace it with another one (which may also necessitate restructuring the sentence): All participants must take their seats. That makes it gender-neutral. Another method of neutralizing the gender issue is to change the other pronoun: Everyone, please take your seat. You have to direct this statement to the audience, so there needs to be a comma after everyone. Also note that seat must remain singular as well. Indefinite pronouns have been slipping most people up since the beginning of time (or at least the beginning of the English language around 1066), so don’t feel badly if you make this mistake often; you’re in good company. Now, however, you can show your indefinite pronoun prowess by using them correctly.

Indefinite pronouns have been slipping most people up since the beginning of time (or at least the beginning of the English language around 1066)…

Brandie Bohney, an editor for Current Publishing, is a former English teacher who developed a mastery-learning technique for teaching grammar, style and punctuation to high school seniors. If you have a grammar question for her, please email bbthegrammarguru@gmail.com.

Fall $avING$!

CHS graduates part of scholars program at IU Three 2008 Carmel High School graduates are among 23 Indiana University freshmen enrolled in the newest class of The Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Research Scholars Program. The program was established three years ago with a gift of nearly $47 million from the Cox family. According to the IU Foundation, over their lifetimes the late Jesse and Beulah Cox contributed $92 million to IU: The largest amount the university has ever received for student support. The three CHS graduates are: Johanna Lipp, majoring in management in the Kelly School of Business; Susan Keen, majoring in exploratory/pre-med in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Scott Williamson, majoring in history in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Cox Research Scholars Program features four years of undergraduate research opportunity. Students and faculty mentors work together on research projects and creative efforts. The scholarship has a total value of more than $60,000 over four years. The scholarship is for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and also a research stipend.

Fa l l

speCIal

Includes Oil Change*, Tire Rotation, Brake Inspection, Check All Fluids, Filters, and Inspect Steering and Suspension.

All For Only

39

$

95* Plus Tax

(regular $59.95)

*most Cars. Includes up to 5 qts. oil (no synthetic). Inspect all steering and suspension components for wear, lube chassis, & oil filter, and FREE Safety Inspection. *Additional oil and some oil filters have additional costs. Coupon must be presented for special. (Not valid with any other offer. offer expires 10/17/08)

317.846.3216 811 W. Main St.

(Southwest corner of Main St & Guilford)

Carmel, IN 46032 www.joesautoservice.net

The more you spend

The more you save!

20 OFF* any service of 150 or more $ 40 OFF* any service of 300 or more $ 120 OFF* any service of 1,000 or more $

$

$

$

*Diagnostic, batteries, and tires not included in this offer. Not valid with any other offer. CoupoN must be preseNt to reDeem. Not valid with any other offers. expires 10/17/08.


coupons Buy 1 Dinner EntrĂŠe & get a 2nd Dinner EntrĂŠe (of equal or lesser value)

for 1/2 Off

(Valid for dinner only. One coupon per table.)

317.580.0828

12510 N Meridian Street www.amberindianrestaurantcarmel.com

Our advertisers are offering powerful incentives to make your shopping experience more fruitful. Just present the coupons of your choice for instant savings at their establishments.

IN VOGUE

Free Teeth Whitening

with New Patient Exam (Including cleaning, exam, and x-rays)

317.575.8338

3520 E. 96th Street, Suite 58 www.indycdc.com

$10 Discount

Any Service Call Marcia Foreman (Expires Oct. 31, 2008)

846.4102

166 West Carmel Drive Carmel, inDiana 46032

Want to feature your business here?

Dennis o’Malia 317.370.0749

Lara acton 317.409.1418

Consignment Boutique

50% off white tag apparel (Expires Oct. 7, 2008. See store for exclusions.)

317.580.0058

11546 Westfield Blvd. www.yourinvogue.com

Buy one beverage and GET ONE BEVERAGE FREE! $0''&&t-"55&t4.005)*&4t"/%.03& (Expires Oct. 7, 2008)

317.818.9866

/PSUI3BOHF-JOF3E www.simplysweetshoppe.com

50% OFF Haircuts by Laura, Barb, Becky & Robert III

Kids eat for $1. Eat-in only.

(Kids meals at Shapiro’s Deli Carmel only.)

(New clients only. Now thruOctober 7, 2008) Walk-ins always welcome

317.573.DELI (3354)

317.844.4014

908 South Range Line Road, Carmel

104 East Carmel Drive

FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS, A DOG BAKERY

Anew AVON Free MediuM CoFFee (hot or iced) with purchase of any donut or baked good (expires october 7, 2008)

1305 S. range Line at Carmel dr. 2560 e. 146th Street in Cool Creek Commons 1216 West 86th Street near ditch road

FREE WATCH with any $30 purchase (While supplies last)

317-569-0975 2458 E. 116th Street Merchants Square

50% off select sterling silver jewelry (Expires Oct. 14, 2008. Not valid with other coupons or discounts) 317.573.0061

210 East Main Street, Carmel www.amandascitychicconsignment.com

50% OFF all clearance items

(September 30 - October 3, 2008) 317.582.1DOG

816 West Main Street Carmel Mon. - Fri.: 10am - 7pm Sat.: 10am - 5pm; Sun.: Closed


WITH MUSTARD ON RYE AT ‘IND’

DIVERSIONS

18

Ample view of ramp activity.

www.currentincarmel.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SHAPIRO’S TAKES SHAPE The telltale dark wood, red brick and checkered tile floor are clear indicators that work on Shapiro’s delicatessen is moving right along in the new midfield terminal at Indianapolis International Airport. Opening days are Nov. 11 for the last arrivals, Nov. 12 for the first departures. Passengers are in for a treat, especially with Shapiro’s massive, signature corned-beef sandwich.

Entry will be from Concourse B.

Appointments are similar to Carmel deli’s. Submitted photos


By Bryan Unruh Current in Carmel

19

Home of na the India ce n a D dors Ambassa

Adult Classes: Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Yoga, Latin Casino Rueda

Beto Perez, creator of Zumba, is coming to Indiana ! 4VOEBZ 0DUPCFStQN +PJOUIFQBSUZ 5XPIPVS.BTUFS$MBTTXJUI#FUPBOE"TTJTUFECZ$MBVEJB 5JDLFUTBSF &WFSZPOFJT XFMDPNFUPBUUFOE 4UPQCZUIFTUVEJP UPHFUZPVSUJDLFUT  575 W Carmel Dr.

8FTU$BSNFM%S $BSNFMtXXXDBSNFMEBODFBSUTDPNtXXXJOEZMBUJOEBODFDPNt

For Ladies Only: The Girls’ Club Guide to Better Dating Practices, Part 1

L

adies, here you are. It’s the first keeps you from settling for the first guy date with Mr. Right‌again. that comes along and forces you to be more It’s ironic how you can meet selective -- like shopping! And for more a new Mr. Right every couple shopping selections, try online dating. of months. Has Mr. Wait at least two months Right ever turned into Mr. before talking about anyHusband for you? Then how thing serious. about a change in thinking, Ms. Jumping-the-Gun? Never stop dating other You get the idea. Same ol’ patpeople when you think tern, over and over. Now let me you’ve found Mr. Right. See tell you about what I’ve decided Rule number 2. should be called, “The Girls’ Have fun! Dating doesn’t Club Guide to Better Dating always have to turn into Practices.â€? I’ve spoken with a something serious. Get to know number of men about women each other. Enjoy good converwho want them to be Mr. Right sation and friendship first! from the get-go. They had a lot Rachael Noble to say. DATING I’ll write more tips in Part 2, Here’s what our Girl’s but in the meantime, keep it Club Guide says to you, Ms. laid back, keep it non-clingy and keep it Jumping-the-Gun: real, chicas! Good luck! Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. Date several dudes at one time Rachael Noble is a single Carmel resident and with no commitment, no having “the talkâ€?, contributing columnist. She can be reached at nobleadvice@yahoo.com. no physical stuff and no expectations. This

2 3 4

1

Wait at least two months before talking about anything serious.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

Child-Teen Classes for Boys and Girls: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Pointe, Musical Theater, Hip Hop

DIVERSIONS

Karin Glass wants to bring tradition back to Carmel, and her new restaurant, Serendipity, does just that. Located in the heart of the Arts & Design District, at 2 W. Main St, the restaurant specializes in authentic teas, though it also offers homemade scones, salads and sandwiches, among a range of lunchtime treats. Envisioned as Carmel’s first “place for women,� Serendipity features Morrison Opera House doors, original tea lights from LS Ayres and a variety of antiques from Glass’ personal collection. Customers are also invited to dine in the refurbished Union State Bank vault. “I want people to come here and think they are going somewhere special,� Glass said. The business has generated a strong community reaction since its Sept. 5 opening, Glass said, drawing a steady lunchtime crowd each day. It serves dinner by appointment only. “I am so excited this is in the community,� said customer Crimsetta Obaseki. “There is nothing like a fine teahouse.� On Dec. 6, the restaurant will begin serving the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas teas, in observance of Scottish tradition. Reservations are required. Glass will open a second restaurant, Serenity, on Oct. 1 in a refurbished Victorian house in Zionsville. For menus and additional information about both, visit www.occasionsdivine. com.


20 DIVERSIONS

Carmel Arts Calendar ALL OCTOBER - Rodney Reveal is exhibiting

his watercolor artwork on the Carmel/Clay Library Art Wall (55 Fourth Ave., SE) during scheduled library hours. For more information, please call 984-4531 or email rareveal@aol. com.

Watch Your Step Your Step

October 3-Course Dinner Special

OCTOBER 4 - Carmel Symphony Orchestra will

Mon - Thurs, 5pm - 7pm 4PVQPGUIF%BZPS)PVTF4BMBE

play at 7:30 p.m. at Westfield High School. Special Guest Dale Clevenger will solo on horn; the selection features Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture, John Williams’ Concerto for Horn and Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 in D. minor, OP. 70. For more information or tickets, call 844-9717 or visit www.carmelsymphony.org

3PBTUFE'JMFUPG#FFG5PVSOFEPT•1BOLP#SFBEFE5JMBQJBXJUI4ISJNQ•7FBM"TJBHP XJUIUVSOFENVTISPPNT BOEB#VSHVOEZSFEVDUJPO

Clevenger

OCTOBER - The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery (according to Guinness World Records), 40 W. Main St., will be exhibiting students’ artwork from Orchard Park Elementary School (Cy Donnelly, art teacher) on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. on 12th. 19th and 26th. Open by appointment for visiting relatives. For information or appointment, call 844-4989.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

.PO'SJ BNQN

:PVS$IPJDFPG

UPQQFEXJUITIFSSZHJOHFSDSFBNTBVDF

$IPDPMBUF.PVTTF

www.currentincarmel.com

Deeter’s

NOW OPEN GPSMVODI

XJUIQBTUBBOEB NVTISPPNUPNBUP TBVDF

$30.00 /person %JOOFSTQFDJBMTBSFTFSWFEXJUIGSFTIWFHFUBCMF SJDFQPUBUPBOECSFBECVUUFS

)PVST.PO4BU QNQNt#BORVFU'BDJMJUJFT"WBJMBCMF ɨF(MBTT$IJNOFZ317.844.0921 %FFUFST317.844.8500 0ME.FSJEJBO4USFFU $BSNFMtXXXHMBTTDIJNOFZBOEEFFUFSTDPN

OCTOBER 30 - The Guilded Leaf Book and Author Luncheon, presented by

the Guild of the Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation, will be at The Ritz Charles, 12156 North Meridian Street, from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Meet the authors, purchase books and have copies signed. Luncheon and author presentations will be from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then from 2 to 3 p.m., sales and signing continues. More information can be had by calling 814-3905. Rservation deadine is Oct. 22. Proceeds to benefit the Carmel Clay Public Library.

NOVEMBER 1 - Moonlight and Music

presented by the Carmel Arts Council to benefit The Michael Feinstein Foundation for the education and preservation of the Great American Songbook. This is a formal evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment at The Ritz Charles, 12156 North Meridian Street from 6 p.m. to midnight. Black Tie is optional; there will be free valet parking, an open bar/Raw & Sushi Bar from Russell 6 to 7 p.m., and from 7 to 10 p.m. there will be a silent celebrity auction, a performance by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, dinner, recognition of sponsors, guest speaker Irwin Helford, Chairman of the Michael Feinstein Foundation, and a live auction. Special Entertainment: Catherine Russell, and from 10 p.m. to midnight, dancing to Blair and Company. $125 per guest. Please call 317844-6033 for more information or to purchase tickets.

5 OFF

$

any $35 purchase Not valid with other offers or discounts. Expires 10/14/08.

For listing in the Carmel Arts Calendar please email Doreen Squire Ficara at dsfcarmelarts@ yahoo.com by the 18th of the prior month.

www.indianapolisconsignment.com


DISPATCHES

PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL - Saturday, October 11, head over to Clarian North Medical Center for a the free Pumpkin Patch Festival. Activities will include a bounce house, police and fire emergency vehicles, petting zoo, family photos, crafts, face painting, live music, free pumpkins, food and drinks, games, prizes and more! Costumes are encouraged! The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 688-2000 or visit www. clariannorth.com for more information.

NEED A GREAT SCOUTING ACTIVITY? -Are you looking for a great activity for your scouts this fall? Come to Cool Creek Park and experience a hike or an animal talk with a naturalist. Your group can also participate in a craft. Whether you are working toward a badge or just looking for a fun scout activity, Cool Creek Park is a great place for your troop. Dates fill up fast, so don’t wait! To schedule your scout trip (pre-registration is required) or receive additional information concerning them, please call 317-848-0576.

Nanette Winter’s paintings are full of rich color and distinctive textures, with a hint of mystery in their swells and swirls. Winter began painting growing up in a small town just across the Indiana-Michigan border from Elkhart. WINTERS One of her earliest memories involves a birthday present from her mother, who nurtured her emerging talent. “I was probably 5- or 6-years old when I got a Sesame Street easel with all the paints and everything,” Winter said. “I think that was the beginning of my knowing I consciously loved art. I loved that easel.” Winter continued to study art through high school, taking lessons from a talented neighbor and exploring media in the school’s Art Club. She experimented with drawing, painting and clay, among other materials. Through a process of elimination, she settled on painting as the medium through which to best express her ideas. After studying fine arts at Western Michigan University, she moved to Indianapolis “because it’s got art and culture

What: Popcorn Festival of Clay County When: Friday through Sunday Where: Forest Park, Brazil, Ind. Cost: No admission charge Details: Billed as “the party of the popcorn”: Enjoy free popcorn, free entertainment, work by a wide range of artists and craft demonstrators, high-quality vendors, carnival rides and more in the birthplace and childhood home of Orville Redenbacher. Activities include the world’s only Redenbacher Look-Alike Contest, popcorn eating contests, a popcorn recipe cook-off and a scarecrow decorating contest. Info: (812) 448-2307, www.popcornfest. net

and lots of things to do.” All the while, she was refining her technique. Her painting The Nature Channel, now on view at Artisan Masterpiece (19 E. Main St.) is a mixed-media acrylic on canvas with a lot of texture. “Sometimes I apply modeling paste to the canvas and paint over it,” Winter said. “I also mix modeling paste with the paint to give it the lumps and bumps.” In The Nature Channel (24” x 24,” $575), she also incorporated little plastic numbers from an old television set, so the title presents a play on words. Winter rarely begins painting on a blank canvas. She often paints over old canvases, which adds dimension to the new image. She finds inspiration in nature as well as in reference binders full of photographs and other works of art torn from magazines. But while she may start with a picture of a tree, her finished work is far more abstracted, with a slightly sinister undertone. The branches of the tree may be lashing in the wind, which the coarse surface underscores.

Winter describes her studio process as “very chaotic.” “I won’t really have a process,” she said. “I don’t work on a painting from start to finish, but paint part of one, then part of another. I may think I’m finished and walk away, but when I come back, I will often paint more.” The painting is done when Winter has “a feeling,” or when she fears working on it any more will ruin it. “Once I sign it, that’s usually when I leave it alone. Usually,” she quipped. Although Winter also sells her paintings at Arts A Poppin’ on Massachusetts Avenue and at the Bungalow and Indianapolis Art Center in Broad Ripple, Carmel residents need travel no farther than Main Street to see them.

21

Barbara E. Cohen is a freelance writer who covers the arts for the Current community newspapers and teaches art history at Ivy Tech Community College. Please send comments or story ideas to barbara@i-writersstudio.com.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

CLEANING AND GRILLING - Instead of walking to and from the kitchen to clean up while you’re grilling out, keep hand sanitizer or Handi-Wipes near the grill. Not only will you reduce the risk of cross-contamination, but you’ll also be able to stay outside and keep an eye on your food as it cooks. -Quick and Simple

By Barbara E. Cohen Current In Carmel

DIVERSIONS

FALL FESTIVAL AT POTTERS BRIDGE PARK - Enjoy a wonderful fall day at Potters Bridge Park (19401 Allisonville Road, Noblesville) this Saturday, October 4, for the 9th annual Fall Festival. Listen to live music from Mik the Music Man Band and Linda Lee, visit art and craft booths, take your little ones over to the kid’s area and enjoy the natural scenery on the tree hike. The festival is free and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

YES, YES, NANETTE: TEXTURE AND TECHNIQUE


www.currentincarmel.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

DIVERSIONS

22

Lob One, one last time

A

s the chill in the air approaches in New England bait shops and restaurant and the coals on fish tanks. the barbecue get Any good host of an end of extinguished, season lobster bake will never many people from run out of lobsters for the event, Atlantic coastal areas make so with any left over lobsters, try the lobster bake the last true this: outdoor feeding frenzy of Lobster Cakes with the year. Not always out of Remoulade Sauce tradition, but rather because Cake Mix: of the fact that lobster fisherMakes 8 medium size lobster cakes man switch from the deep 2/3 cup mayonnaise water fishing of lobsters to 2/3 tsp dry mustard less-dangerous prospects like 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce shrimp and clams. The winter Chef Michael Few dashes hot sauce weather will not only turn up Vlasich 2 eggs beaten the seabed and unsettle the sea Culinary Explorer 1 TBL lemon juice bottom, but also its inhabit1 tsp Old Bay spice ants, too. The ocean becomes an icy cold 1 tsp chopped parsley graveyard for many fishermen who dare to 2/3 cup croissant bread crumbs continue to fish this high-demand edible 3 cups of cooked shelled lobster meat gold. chunked Most people are unfamiliar with lobsters ¼ cup minced Vidalia onion 1/3 cup small dice celery [brunoise] living habits; for instance, did you know Salt and pepper to taste that lobsters are cannibalistic? Lobster are hatched from eggs which turn into Blend all ingredients well. larvae, they swim and float around until Form into 8 equal size cakes, pan fry in a they become large enough to sink to the Teflon pan with enough oil to coat the sea floor. From the time they land on the bottom, cook on medium low heat until bottom, they become very territorial, they brown , flip and brown on the other side. will attack and kill one another feeding on Serve with Remoulade sauce and lemon the conquered prey. It is one of the prima- wedges. ry reasons no one has had success in creatRemoulade Sauce ing a lobster farm or aqua culture industry Makes 1 cup despite the success others have had with 2/3 cup mayonnaise many other species of fish and crustaceans. 1 ½ tsp lemon juice The other primary reason is the length 1 TBL chopped capers of time it takes lobster to grow to an age 1 each hard boiled egg finely chopped large enough to harvest for a meal. A three 1/2 tsp finely chopped parsley pound lobster is fifteen to twenty years ½ tsp finely chopped chervil Salt and pepper to taste old. A one pound lobster is five to seven years old; generally they are not harvested Mix all ingredients well. any smaller. Lobsters can live to a ripe old age. It is Chef Michael R. Vlasich, CEC, AAC, is a Carmel believed some will live to be 200 years old. resident and the executive chef at the A 25-pound lobster is thought to be about Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. You may 100 years old, and you may see examples e-mail him at chefmichael@currentincarmel. com. of them at times in zoos or as curiosities

Café Patachou

Josh Schaeffer manager at Charleston’s Restaurant

Where he likes to eat? Oceanaire Seafood Room. What he likes to eat there? The oyster bar is really good. What he likes about Oceanaire Seafood Room. It’s super classy with fresh fish flown in every day. That is hard to find in Indianapolis. Oceanaire Seafood Room 30 S. Meridian St. #100 Indianapolis, IN 46204 Phone: 317-955-2277 Hours: Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Dinner: Monday Thursday & Sunday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

4911 North Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 Phone: 317-925-2823 Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday Café Patachou is located just north of the intersection of 49th and Pennsylvania Streets, one block east of Meridian Street. Described as a “student union for adults,” Café Patachou is nationally recognized as a leading independent restaurant and a favorite in the Indianapolis area. Café Patachou serves dishes made with the finest ingredients using the freshest preparation methods and finest food quality possible. Café Patachou is now holding their “Rock the Yolk” event. You can pick the next broken yolk sandwich by trying any of the three new sandwiches or the two “incumbent” sandwiches. The new broken yolk sandwiches are a broken yolk sandwich with bacon, avocado, ham, brie and mushrooms. The “incumbents” are the broken yolk sandwich with bacon and broken yolk sandwich with salmon.

Monday - Friday, 7-9 p.m. Dine in only • Carmel location only

Water-Loo 1 ½ oz. Apple Pucker 1 ½ oz. Midori 3 oz. Cranberry ¾ oz. Peach Liquour

Cocktail Recipe by Bob Jackson, bartender at Bistro de Paris

Buy one dinner entrée Get the second half off


THEATRE:

The Sound of Music Beef and Boards presents The Sound of Music, starting this Thursday, October 2, and running through November 23. A family favorite and one of the best Rogers and Hammerstein collaborations, you’ll be singing along to favorites like “Edelweiss” and “My Favorite Things.” Tickets range in price from $33 to $55 each, with discounts for children ages 3 through 15. Call (317) 872-9664 or visit www.beefandboards.com for more information or to order tickets.

EVENTS:

Target Free Family Night The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will be open late this Thursday, October 2, for Target Free Family Night. Though the museum normally closes at 5 p.m., it will be open until 8 p.m. Thursday, and admission will be free from 4 p.m. until the extended closing time. Il Trovatore Butler University’s Clowe’s Hall hosts one of Verdi’s most popular operas. Il Trovatore spins a story of troubadours,

Greater Indianapolis Fall Home Improvement Show The Greater Indianapolis Fall Home Improvement Show is being held at the Indianapolis State Fair Grounds in the Champions Pavilion, Oct. 3-5. The show boasts over 250 booths of new and innovative products for remodeling and updating the inside and outside of the home at one of the largest home savings events of the year. Home vendors will be showcasing the hottest new trends in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, organization ideas, fireplace updates, sunroom additions, and color and texture ideas for floors and walls. In addition to interior home improvement ideas, exhibitors will display everything needed for exterior home upgrades including windows, doors, landscaping, siding, decks, roofing, guttering, garage additions and more. Show dates, times, and ticket prices are as follows: Oct. 3,

4-8 p.m.; Oct. 4, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Oct. 5, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit www.IndyFallHomeShow.com for more information and to download a free pass. Free passes to the show can also be found at your 34 Key Bank locations in the Indianapolis metro area.

LIVE MUSIC:

Muldoon’s 111 W. Main Street, Suite 100, Carmel The Jeff DeHerdt Trio: Thursday, October 2, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doug Henthorn: Saturday, October 4, from 8 to 11 p.m. Visit www.muldoons.net or call 571-1116 for more information. Mickey’s Irish Pub 136th and Meridian in Carmel Fire in the Dawn: Friday, October 3 The Fabulous Imports: Saturday, October 4 Entertainment Reservations are accepted. Call 573-9746 for reservations or visit www.mickeysirishpub.com for more details.

23 DIVERSIONS

gypsies, ill-fated lovers and a terrible dark secret. The opera is performed in Italian with easy-to-read captions projected above the stage and features the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Caraher. Tickets are $40 to $115, with discounts for students, seniors and groups of 10 more more; they must be purchased in advance by calling (317) 283-3470.

Fire in the dawn

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com


IN SPIRIT

24

Learning apologetics important, too

T

he most important thing I did as one’s faith against the challenges of an allI began my walk with Christ was too-disbelieving world – is time every bit as to read the Bible all the way from well-spent as learning scripture. Genesis to Revelation. Apologetics (think C.S. Lewis) means Did I understand everything “defense� and is the arena where my faith I read? No. Parts of the Bible and trust in Christ Jesus encounare great stories, parts of it are ter the doubt, distrust, disapstultifying lists, parts of it are pointment and even hostility of depressing truths about mannon-believers. kind, parts of it are scary truths Books and Internet resources about God, and parts of it are abound (e.g. www.apologetics. glorious truths about God’s org), and there’s a good local love, hope, faith and salvation. event in a couple weeks. There’s not one part of it that “Basic Training in Truth: doesn’t serve to teach us about An Apologetics Conference� the light and love of Jesus. is planned for Oct. 10-11 in All of it I accept as God’s Westfield at the Church of truth, even the parts I don’t Praise, 18686 N. Eagletown Rd., entirely understand; even the located north of SR 32, about Bob Walters parts I understand, but can’t three miles west of US 31. Spirituality explain. The Bible is a treasure Mark Coppenger, professor of truth God has provided. As of apologetics at Louisville’s Christians, it’s where we dig for treasure Southern Baptist Seminary, is the featured every day. speaker. Carmel’s Nancy Fitzgerald, foundYet reading the Bible isn’t enough. er of the Anchorsaway high school minisSo many people either stay away or try, leads a special youth component. turn away from Christ, from religion, There’s a nominal fee. Get details at from church, from the Bible. I’ve yet to www.TheJourney4Christ.org, or call encounter a believer whose faith hasn’t 872-8357. been challenged by someone they loved or Bob Walters (rlwcom@aol.com), on behalf of respected. area Christians, thanks The Journey pastor Reading the Bible end-to-end may provide some street cred in ecclesiastical circles, Paul Albrecht for organizing this second annual conference. but learning apologetics – how to defend

IN VOGUE

Consignment Boutique

coolriverpizza.com NEW HAZEL DELL LOCATION WITH DINING ROOM!

A SUPER DEAL

F i e r c e $500 OFF Fall Fashions Save 10%

On Any One Item Offer expires 10/7/08 All other coupons and offers not applicable

ANY LArge Or extrA LArge PizzA PUrCHASe!

Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per pizza. Expires 11/15/2008.

rving Now se wine! nd beer a

East Carmel / Noblesville 14741 Hazel Dell Crossing

580-0058

CALL NOW! 575.8002

11546 Westfield Blvd.

West Carmel / Westfield 14931 Greyhound Court

www.yourinvogue.com

CALL NOW! 818.1388

Serving Carmel For Over 13 Years!

www.currentincarmel.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

www.integrityautomotive.net

s&AMILY/WNED/PERATED s&REE#ONSULTATION/N!NY 0ROBLEMS7ITH9OUR#AR s#OMPLETE)MPORT$OMESTIC !UTO2EPAIR s1UALITY0ARTS

(OURS -ONDAY &RIDAY !- 0-

573.0107

40 S. Rangeline Rd. CARMEL

Fall Special

$49.95

)NCLUDESOILCHANGE lLTERANDLUBEUPTOQTS  POINT SAFETYINSPECTIONINCLUDESSTEERINGANDSUSPENSIONINSPEC TIONTESTINGTHEBATTERYANDTOPPINGOFFmUIDS TIREROTATION WITHCOURTESYBRAKEINSPECTION7HILEOFFERLASTS

"OB7AEISS /WNER-ASTER4ECH

Our mission is to supply basic housewares, without cost, to qualified families and individuals who have been homeless and are now ready for a Second Start at independent living.

Second Starts Needs Your Help! Donated Warehouse Space We need 5,000–15,000 square feet in the Carmel/ Nora/Castleton area. We have outgrown the 2,000 square feet we now use in the Carmel United Methodist Church mission house.

Household items Your donations of new or gently used household items (lamps, pots & pans, sheets & towels, dishes, etc.) will give them a Second Start. We will pick up, and a drop-off site is available, too. (Please, no clothing or furniture.)

Financial Support We deliver to more than 600 families a year, and gas prices have affected us just like everyone else.

Visit us on the web at www.secondstarts.org or call 317-569-0089.


DISPATCHES

FIRST OLED PICTURE FRAME Kodak has introduced the world’s first consumer-available wireless picture frame featuring Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology, which produces exceptionally crisp, clear images. As well as OLED tech, the frame will also be wireless with built-in Wi-Fi enabling access to pictures, videos and music stored on PCs, as well as connectivity to online photo and video sharing sites and internet content portals for news, weather, sports and more. The frame offers an ultra-thin, 7.6-inch diagonal digital panel with 800 x 480 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and a wide 180-degree viewing angle. It will be available around Christmas for around $1000.00. -www.pocket-lint.co.uk

• Activate the power saving options. Most computers have the ability to set power saving options for the monitor, the hard drive(s) and the entire system. To access the Power Options in Windows, click on the Start button, then on Control Panel and then on Power Gary Hubbard Options. Technology To access the Energy Saver option in Mac OS X, choose System Preferences from the Apple menu, then choose Energy Saver from the View menu. • Turn it off. Your display screen is the biggest power consuming device, especially if it’s one of the older CRT monitors. Today’s flat panels consume less than half the power of older CRT

screens, so consider replacing if you still have an old display. • Optimize your computer’s performance. If your computer takes forever to boot up and seems to be getting slower for just about everything, not only is it aggravating, you’re wasting energy. If you haven’t had your computer cleaned up in the past year or two, getting it serviced will lower your blood pressure and reduce the power consumption.

25

• If you have a laptop, use it more. Laptops by design are more efficient users of electricity, so if you own both a desktop and a laptop, use the laptop as much as you can. • Get rid of the cutesy screen saver. Many improperly associate screen savers with power savers. Screen savers were designed to keep screens from burning in and are actually power wasters. Those cute photos of your family vacation when your screen saver kicks in cause power to be wasted by your hard drive, CPU and monitor. For the lowest power consumption, set your screen saver option to “blank” which will save your screen and power. Gary Hubbard is Owner of Data Doctors Computer Services - www.datadoctors.com Have a technology question? Send it to CurrentInCarmel@datadoctors.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

CUSTOM LAPTOP SHELL - Smooth Creations’ custom paint jobs certainly aren’t for everyone, but if you’re a bit tired of the current netbook sameness, you might want to consider its new Wedge model. Apparently, you can either take your chances with a one of a kind design, or you can shell out some extra bucks for a completely custom design. The netbook’s insides, on the other hand, are considerably more in line with the usual netbook fare, and include a 10-inch display, a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, and Windows XP is standard. Look for this one to set you back about $500; more for the custom work. - www.engadget.com

T

he popularity of the personal computer has had an impact on our environment, and if we all start thinking about green computing, we can collectively reduce the impact. Whether you want to help fight global warming or just plain save money on energy, here are a few tips for green computing that can help.

TOYS

STOP FORWARDS ANONYMOUSLY - If there’s one thing that makes my heart sink, it’s the letters Fw: (or worse, Fw: Fw:) in an email’s subject line: you just know it’s going to be a viral video from 2004, or a really long and drawn out tale of hope and triumph that some spammer made up to sucker a load of people out of their address books. If your family and friends are serial forward offenders, you might be interested in a site called StopForwardingUs (www. stopforwarding.us), which anonymously alerts your loved ones that someone has had just about enough of their japes. -www.popgadget.net

Tips for Green Computing


PANACHE

26 G r e a t

poliSh your holiday Style

services,

By Christi Thompson

G r e at

While you are busy searching for the perfect cocktail dress or satin top for the array of holiday parties you already have scheduled in your Blackberry, be sure to also schedule in some time for yourself to primp and pamper before these events. During the holidays, you are sure to run into friends and fam-

prices! Need a new look? Get a great cut and color at an affordable price at Salon 01’s New Talent Salon. Call now to reserve your appointment. Haircuts start

ily you haven’t seen in months. Make a statement by updating your haircut, color and style. You can freshen up your look without breaking the bank. Book an appointment at Salon 01’s New Talent salon and let us create your holiday look at an affordable price! Also, don’t forget that the colder weather can make your skin dull and dry. While you are

dreSS up your neck By Christi Thompson

at $25!

The latest accessory we have been seeing on celebs, anywhere from movie premieres to quick outings to Starbucks, is scarves. Scarves are a great accessory to take your look from run-of-the-mill to chic and stylish! Look for scarves in all fabrics, textures, colors and patterns. A scarf can even make your old jeans and a t-shirt look pulled together. Plus, with colder temperatures looming, a scarf will bring some added warmth!

Come in for a haircut with one of our New Talent Stylists and bring in this ad to receive an Aquage travel

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

product gift!

www.currentincarmel.com

in Salon 01, consult with a licensed esthetician to find the right skincare products and regimen to keep a fresh, healthy glow through the winter months. They can also update your makeup bag for the holidays by showing you the latest trends for your face, lips and eyes. With proper attention given to your overall look, you will be sure to turn heads and be a hit at your holiday gatherings!

Start your holiday Shopping now Avoid the rush and shop now for the holidays! Salon 01 is your gift solutions headquarters! We look forward to making your holiday shopping experience enjoyable. Salon 01 gift cards make the perfect gift! Shop for a gift card in-store or online in any denomination. Salon 01 also has a variety of gift ideas ranging from the latest clothing and accessories to hair and bath products, makeup, candles, and with a gift from us, you won’t disappoint!


DISPATCHES

ULTRA-TIDY PANTRY IDEA - If you’re tired of playing hide-and-seek with the spices you store in your kitchen cabinets or pantry shelves, here’s a simple way to keep them organized: buy a few identical rectangular baskets you can label, then arrange them in the baskets according to type (baking spices, dried herbs, savory spices, etc.). You’ll be able to quickly identify their location and retrieve them by pulling the appropriate basket. -Cook’s Illustrated

AVOIDING AFTER-PARTY EYES - If late-night revelry leaves you with dark circles, you need to take preventative as well as reparative measures. “If you have one glass of water with every alcoholic drink, dark circles will be less significant,” explains NYC dermatologist Amy Wechsler. -www.harpersbazaar.com

bullets or shattering from earthquakes. It stops light rays, period. While window film does a tremendous job in reducing the amount of harmful UV rays (up to 99-percent) and solar heat (up to 78-percent), it will not completely eliminate the deteriorating effects of the sun, especially over a long period of time. However, window film is significantly better at fade control when compared to untreated glass. Although a dark or reflective film may reduce the view from the outside looking, it does not mean the same restrictions apply from the inside looking out. This is due to the ability of the human eye to adjust to its light surroundings. In addition, light is also regulated, which is a benefit to those who have eyes sensitive to too much light exposure. Before you decide that window film installation looks like a do-it-yourself endeavor, keep in mind there are many circumstances that could lead to a poor end result. Utilizing a professional installer experi-

enced with techniques to prevent problems with the film provides a greater chance for successful installation. As with every product and industry, there are low-quality products offered on the market which are balanced by quality minded manufacturers and dealers. Look for those who are installing new generations of High-tech solar control films complete with manufacturer back lifetime warranties.

27

Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact artichokedesigns@aol.com.

Fine Lines, Inc. Hair & Nail Salon FALL SPECIAL Start your morning off with coffee and a great breakfast!

Daily lunch specials • TUES - BrEadEd or GrillEd TEndErloin • WEd - BBQ SandWich • ThUr - Taco Salad • Fri - FiSh & chipS

highlight, haircut and mini-manicure for $75 with stylists Tracey, Amanda and Euray and nail technicians Katie and Sue. new clients only.

WiFi noW aVailaBlE!

hours

TUES - FRI: 6am - 2pm SAT & SUN: 7am - 2pm

13732 N. Meridian St. Carmel, IN 46032 Phone: 846.8820 FAX: 846.8839

Mon - Sat: 9 - 7

815-8480

811 West Main Street, Suite 120 Carmel, IN 46032

MarCia ForeMan now accepting new clients

846.4102

166 West Carmel Drive Carmel, inDiana 46032

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

LEATHER JACKET 101 - Gents, if you’re looking to invest in a leather jacket (and it should be an investment – it will last many years – here are a few tips for achieving the perfect fit:• It should hug your shoulders, not slouch off them. • Well-made leather jackets come with high-cut armholes, eliminating excess fabric. • Don’t be afraid to try on a jacket a size smaller than you think you need. It will often give you the fit you’re hoping for. • Slim sleeves that aren’t too long are the final ingredient. • Your jacket should not reach halfway down your thighs. Like a good jean jacket, it should hit at your waist. -men.style.com

I

t can happen in even the best of homes. I am talking a difficult subject that, really, no one wants think about much less discuss. This matter of great importance facing all homeowners is fading. Yes, fading. One day, your home is in pristine condition. Your fabrics are vibrant and the floors are a rich, uniform color. You return home a day later and notice that a cushion is turned or a rug is moved. That is you realize that your home Vicky Earley has experienced Design “the heartbreak of fading.” Blinds and sufficiently lined window treatments offer some degree of protection, but there comes a time in the life of every homeowner when they just want to look out of a window. This is where solar film provides an additional layer of protection. Solar film, simply put, is a thin, transparent sheet that is applied to window interiors. Its primary function is to reduce the window’s light and heat transmission. Contrary to some myths, it will not stop

PANACHE

FIGHTING THE FRIZZ - To tame wiggedout hair on the fly, Lea Journo of the Lea Journo Salon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel says to start at the nape of your neck and twist curly hair up into a loose chignon, then simply secure it with a few bobby pins or a pencil (with point facing down, come in from the top; keep sliding the pencil in until your hair has hidden it). If your strands are straight, just pull them to the side and make a quick, loose braid. -Quick and Simple

solar film reduces window’s light


New Camper Special

15% Off Daycare or Boarding Visit. Interview Required.

www.currentincarmel.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

PETS pets

28

DISPATCHES FELINE LEUKEMIA SYMPTOMS Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection is responsible for more deaths among cats than any other infectious disease. While there are vaccinations for FeLV, they are not 100 percent effective, so it’s important to know the signs of infection, which include decreased appetite, decreased stamina, depression, diarrhea or constipation, excessive drinking and urination, infertility, jaundice (a yellowing of the skin, whites of the eyes, mucous membranes, and body fluids), and low-grade fever. Contact your veterinarian right away if you suspect infections, especially if you have more than one cat. -www.animalhealthchannel.com DOG TOY RECALL - Four Paws has recalled its Pimple Ball with Bell toys due to reports of injuries suffered by some dogs as a result of a manufacturing defect. They have stopped shipping the toys asked retailers to remove the toys from their shelves immediately and return them at Four Paws expense. If you have a Four Paws product included in the recall, you may receive a replacement at no cost to you. Call 1-800-835-0909 or visit www.fourpaws.com for more details. -www.fourpaws.com

DECIDE ON FRESH OR SALT - If you’re looking into buying an aquarium, you must first decide between a freshwater tank and fish or salt water tank and fish. For beginners, freshwater is often the way to go as it is less costly to start and maintain, the fish are generally hardier and there is less work involved in maintenance. The allure of salt water aquariums, however, is the much larger variety of far more colorful and interesting fish and marine life. If you have the time, money and space to dedicate to the salt water tank, it can be a much more impressive display.

• All Day Play Snooze The Night Away® • Large Indoor & Outdoor Play Areas • Spacious Cabins with Comfy Cots • Bedtime Campfire Tasty Treats • Certified Camp Counselors® • Live Camper Cams

Many health benefits to Pet Massaging By Lisa Beals Current In Carmel

Massage techniques are frequently performed on animals, including dogs, cats and horses for therapeutic benefits after injury or as a preventive wellness program. The specific techniques used will depend upon the goal of the massage and the receptiveness of the animal. You must always respect the animal’s willingness to be touched; therefore, your best attempts at massage may at times only last a few minutes. Any indications of pain in the animal must be assessed by the veterinarian before performing massage techniques. The benefits of massage included reduced pain, increased joint mobility, improved circulation of oxygen-rich blood for tissue healing and improved lymphatic flow to filter out waste products and destroy them via the action of white blood cells. Certain massage techniques activate the parasympathetic nervous system resulting

in a “rest and digest” response in contrast to the “fight or flight” response of the sympathetic nervous systems. By allowing your pet to relax under your guided touch, you can strengthen the emotional bond as well as maximize the use of touch as an assessment tool to note any changes in your pets, such as lumps, pain or areas of warmth. Early detection on your part can lead to prompt veterinarian care for any potential problems. The common strokes used for pet massage are the same as those used for humans, for example: Effleurage: Long strokes applied superficially along the muscle with light to medium pressure used for relaxation and improved circulation. Compression: Direct pressure from the thumb, fingers or palm used to compress soft tissues against underlying bone. Compression techniques release muscle spasms, trigger points or adhesions.

Skin rolling: Lifting the coat and skin away from the muscles and fat with the thumb and fingers. This is a type of myofascial release used to treat chronic pain and restore movement of the connective tissues. Vibration: A rhythmic back and forth movement of the hands used to for relaxation and joint mobilization. Joint movement: Passively moving the joints through their available range of motion to improve and maintain flexibility and reduce pain by increasing synovial fluid to the joints as in arthritic conditions Various certifications are available for pet massage and vary from on-line courses to technical programs and college curriculums. Your pet’s veterinarian may also instruct you in specific techniques that you can apply at home to benefit your pet. LIsa works at Camp Bow Wow. You may reach her at carmel@campbowwow.com.

Having a Change of Heart

PETs OF THE WEEK Yeager is a 3-year-old male red-and-white Border Collie/ Australian Shepherd mix. Yeager is a very energetic boy who absolutely loves to play with tennis balls. He is learning to play fetch, and is better at going to get the ball than bringing back. But he’s starting to figure out someone has to throw it, so we’re sure he will learn how this game works. Yeager is neutered and knows the commands “sit”, “down” and “beg”. Due to his exuberance when playing and his size, he is best suited in a home with older children. Screech is a 4-year-old male brown tabby DSH. Screech is neutered and he is a very social boy and as you can see he’s not shy about reaching out to say “hey, come over here and visit with me”. He is very playful and active and hopes to find a family willing to give him a big supply of toys to keep him occupied. And if a few of them have a little catnip in them, he’d be a real happy camper. Screech is ready and waiting for a loving family to decide he’s the perfect cat for them.

Saturday Casual Worship . . . . . . . . . 5:01 p .m .

Sunday Classic Worship . . 8:00 & 11:00 a .m . Praise Worship . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a .m . Sunday School (all ages) . 9:30 a .m . Nursery Available Community Preschool

2201 E. 106th at Keystone • Carmel (317) 846-1555 • www.kogcarmel.com


Wanted: a place to Chilax

Fantastic Exposure. “

who

Si Johnson, Vice President/ Realtor/Manager

S i Jo h n s o n , Vice President/Realtor/Manager C a r m e l F. C . Tu c ke r O f f i c e

625-1879

5346 Ripling Brook Way Carmel www.freewebs.com/amotheradaughter

Exposure.

We have had nothing but compliments and praise from our agents.” Si Johnson, Vice President/Realtor/Manager C a r m e l F. C . Tu c ke r O f f i c e

489.4444

We have had nothing but compliments and praise from our agents.”

?

C a rcan m e l F.send C . Tu c ke You it rtoO f f i c e them for $52 a year! 489.4444 Call 489.4444

“ Fantastic

Fantastic Exposure. “

489.4444

Fantastic Exposure. “

We have had nothing but compliments and praise from our agents.” Si Johnson, Vice President/ Realtor/Manager C a r m e l F. C . Tu c ke r O f f i c e

489.4444

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

We have had nothing but compliments and A Mother and A Daughter now someone Kpraise Cleaning Services from our It’s not just a business, el m ar outside of C” it’s a relationship. agents. would like to get

29 INSIDE & OUT

I

want what you did for Joe, only bigger”. but occasionally fail to make the budget cut. With Sure, we still hear that type of Dow Jones fixtures, tile, vanity, shower and plumbing require15,000 excitement, but more often the conments, the cost can easily exceed $7,500. Those versation centers around the type of experiwho have made the commitment are absolutely ences homeowners hope to generate. So we pleased that they did. As with main level bathimagine how modern colors and fun rooms, anything is possible from heated accessories will compel friends and loved floors to spa-like rain showers. ones to spend time at your place. What FYI cool space could we build, install or The project highlighted consumed 10 create that will cause our childrens’ budweeks and included all the zinged out dies to hang out and play Wii, eat pizza features discussed. Of particular interest or study? is the dry sauna off the very contempoInside, most of these cocooning spaces rary full bathroom. The authentic brick seem to be basement driven. Lower and mortar bar is a blatant gathering levels have morphed into something mecca and overlooks both the media completely unimaginable a decade ago, center and children’s play area. at least from my humble heritage. It is Of course, spaces don’t have to be THE place to hang on the inside. Often, so elaborate to generate the hoped for lower levels are fully equipped escapes memories. Randy with an oversized media center (previOften it’s in our own benign backyard Sorrell ously known as a TV), refreshment bar of life on the way home from the park and some sort of recreation area for pool, or strolling the Main Street Art Walk ping pong, etc. Recently, gamers have merged edgy when your sweetheart looks up and tells you what rec areas into the media centers space. a great day she had and how much she loves you. And for the health-conscious, adrenaline focused We hunger for great spaces to chill out and relax exercise rooms are a priority. Many easily justify . . . chilax. the cardiomuscular space by trimming their health club membership. Improved cholesterol and energy Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by levels aren’t a bad thing, either. Of course, a flat NatureWorks+, a Carmel landscape and home imscreen and a rocked-out stereo or ipod station is a provement firm. He may be reached at 317-679-2565, must for continued motivation toward the 6-pack randy@choosesurroundings.com or www.choosesurabs goal. roundings.com. Bathrooms are always on the lower level wish list


LAUGHS / PUZZLES Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

BRIDGE THE GAP

HOOSIER HODGEPODGE

CARMELKU

Use logic to fill in the boxes so every row, column and 2 x 3 box contains the letters C-A-R-M-E-L. Answer below.

Answers to BRIDGE THE GAP: FIRE, FOX, BREAK, COLLEGE, FISH, KING, TOAST, INDIANA, NORMAN, CASTLE

I

don’t like things going on in my house while I’m sleeping. Sometimes I hear my refrigerator doing its own maintenance at night. No one has ever fully explained to me what those noises are, but I believe that life in your kitchen should end at bedtime. My water heater is having some kind of seance in the basement, and my VCR is doing a self-appraisal that continues even if I rip the plug out of the wall. I’m even suspicious of my Dick Wolfsie vacuum cleaner, but Humor at 3 in the morning I’m just too scared to open the closet. I also have my suspicions about my son’s video game system. But I don’t make false accusations against something with that much firepower. I used to belong to a labor union, so I am sensitive to anything that smacks of overtime. I’m pretty hard on my appliances, and when they put in a good 12 or 14 hours, they’re off the hook for the rest of the evening. When I hear noise in my house after midnight, it had better be the cat or a burglar. I don’t want my dishwasher on time-and-a-half. Sometimes at night I hear my computer grinding away. I know it’s up to something, and the result is that I’ve lost a great deal of trust in its operation. I am convinced that at night it has a hidden life. At first I thought there was something going on between my computer and the water heater, but now I’m pretty sure that my printer is in on this. I was already suspicious of my printer because it always has a hissy fit before it actually prints. But back to the computer. Because I’ve lost confidence in it, I test my e-mail every day by sending myself a message titled TEST. The other morning, instead of TEST, I simply typed my name: DICK WOLFSIE. Then I sent it to myself. At least I thought I did. But by mistake, I also sent it to 150 people on my newspaper column e-mail list, people who have asked to get my column via the Internet. When these folks opened their e-mail, all it said was DICK WOLFSIE. The initial result of this gaffe was that I heard from people I had not heard from in two years. There are other people who read my hysterical, brilliantly conceived column every week who have never had the decency to write or call before. Here’s what some folks had to say (the e-mail addresses have been changed to protect the

Answers to HOOSIER HODGEPODGE: Steaks: CUBE, RIB EYE, ROUND, SIRLOIN, STRIP, T-BONE; Stations: WFYI, WISH, WRTV, WTHR, WXIN; Cities: ANCHORAGE, FAIRBANKS, JUNEAU, NOME; Grads: BONZI WELLS, DAVID LETTERMAN, JIM DAVIS; Holidays: PASSOVER, ROSH HASHANAH; Festival: PERU

30

SOMETIMES A SINGLE NAME SAYS IT ALL

not-so-funny): BARMAN (my nephew): Hey, Uncle Dick. Funny stuff. The best you’ve written. YO926: Thanks for sending me your name. I used it all day today. I’m sending it back. Mine works better. TOOCUTE: I don’t get it. And I’ve read it three times. M78STUD: Hey, Dick. Thanks for sending me your name. I’ve sent it to 500 lawyers with a note that some rich guy rear-ended you in his Lexus. HUB67BUB: Thanks for sending me

your name. But I accidentally deleted it. Please send me another one. BRUCE: Not one of your best columns, Dick. No plot and only one weak character. LOIS87: Hi, Dick. Thanks for sending me your name. I’m sending you mine, also: LOIS! Aren’t computers just the best? SEAFOX (my brother): It’s always about you, isn’t it? M670JAY: Well written. Thank goodness for spell-check. UPSI: Please take me off your e-mail

list. I have a 10-year-old. MAMAW (my sister): That’s nice. Does that count as a phone call? I’m not really sure how to end this column. Let’s just say that if I should ever send you my name again via e-mail, please treat it with some reverence. It’s over 60years-old and has traveled around the country several times. It deserves a little respect. Dick Wolfsie is an author, columnist, and speaker. Contact him at wolfsie@aol.com.


o here we are, rummaging around in the waning days of September, and guess what showed up in my mailbox the other day? You guessed it. A Christmas catalog. Yep. Santa Claus. Jingle Bells. Rudolph. Winter Wonderland stuff, and it wasn’t even officially autumn yet. Folks, this is getting out of control. Don’t get me wrong. I love Mike Redmond Christmas, I really Humor do. And I say this after many years of not loving it. I’ve had the whole Ebenezer Scrooge experience, OK? The only difference is it was he pledged to “honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year,” as Dickens wrote, but I just can’t get into the Festive Yuletide Holiday Season, with all its Festive Yuletide Holiday Cheer, and Festive Yuletide Holiday Spending, two Festive Holidays before the Yuletide. Now, the catalog in question involved food. I get a lot of food catalogs. I swear, you buy one 24-count box of Zagnuts from some joint on the Internet, and the next thing you know you’re get-

ting mail from International House of Licorice, the Overpriced Fruit and Nut Company, and Meat R Us. This catalog specializes in those towers of goodies they sell nowadays (instead of the basket of goodies they used to sell in the olden days, such as last year). These things look like holiday-wrapped pyramids and obelisks, stacked da nine boxes high, tied with a big red ribbon and wrapped in enough plastic to windproof the house. But do not be fooled. I was, once, and bought one (a basket, actually) for Mom, making sure to get the super-deluxe model so she could share with the family. Ha. In a basket two-feet wide we found individual boxes containing: Four cashews. Two chocolate truffles. Three pieces of cheese, each the size of a book of stamps. A sausage stick about as big as your average crayon. One package of those crackers you get with your salad at

SERVICES Experienced Child Care Full-time openings 844-7207, Woodgate area, Carmel

844-4683 www.carmelallstate.com

FREE MANICURE!!!, when you purchase a pedicure. To your door nail services. Save gas money and it’s convenient too. Spa parties also available. Call me for more information. Hilliary 317-730-2544 Licensed nail technician.

1"81"530-

Pet & House Sitting Service 9 Years Experience

317-802-6565 “The Safe and Reliable Alternative to Boarding” Insured/Bonded Member of Pet Sitters Int’l References Available

• Licensed • CPR Certified • Trained in First Aid PLUS 28 years of experience and references Warm, balanced meals, planned activies & TLC

Experienced Child Care Full-time openings 844-7207 Woodgate area With Carmel Baker Scott

Guitar Lessons Beginners thru Advanced • All Licensed styles Electric-Acoustic-Bass • CPR Certified Private in Lessons •Parent-Child Trained First Aid Lessons PLUS Available Gift Certificates near CareyofRoad & 146th 28 years experience Carmel and references

317-910-6990

Warm, balanced meals, guitarboy@Guitarboy.com planned activies & TLC ARE YOU RECEIVING PAYMENTS? We pay you Cash for your mortgage note, court settlement, lottery winnings & annuity. Options Financial Call 1-888-OPT-FIN5

FOR SALE FOR SALE

Bed-Cherry Sleigh Bed with Matress Set BRAND NEW, in box $375. Can Deliver (317) 679-3575

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

LOST

FOR SALE

LOST CAT PLEASE HELP FIND MRS. ROBBINS

MANCO TWO GO - GO CART New three horse power Briggs & Stratton motor with less than 2 hours. Asking $600. Call 317-523-2198 WATERFORD CRYSTAL Dramatic and one of a kind trunk pieces. Candle sticks, platters, pitchers and vases. Call 317574-9509

Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ mikeredmondonline.com or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244. For information on speaking fees and availability, visit www.spotlightwww.com.

*U²T"(SFBU 5JNF5P#F

Why work with anyone but the best? Call the #1 Real Estate Company in Indiana.

Call 639-TALK for a confidential interview.

489.4444 ext. 203 NOW HIRING

NOW HIRING

Now Hiring Servers Needed Apply in person 13732 N Meridian Street Tuesday - Friday 6am - 2pm Saturday and Sunday 7am - 2 pm

Waiters & waitresses Days or nights 843.9900

GrowinG Home HealtH aGency

has RN, LPN, and HHA clients needing compassionate, dependable care from you. Home makers, attendant care respite positions also available. Work close to home with excellent pay. Call for details (866)906-7444. EOE

Stylist Space Available FOR RENT- ONE CAR GARAGE 444 N. Range Line Rd,Carmel Great for Antique Car 317-691-6219

REAL ESTATE $2,000 FREE

Dooley O’Toole’s

$50 reward. Female Tabby, strawberry blond, declawed, blemish on lower lip, is microchipped. Missing since Sept. 22. Last seen near the Carmel Public Library. Also answers to Gearbox. 2 years old. Please call 513.8559.

31

A Tucker Agent In Carmel!

For Sale:

Rainbow Swingset - Sunshine Castle Series; fort w/ canopy 3 swings - rope & tire swings knotted rope & disc frame & chain ladders safety scoop slide - trapeze bar $1,000 Call (317) 402-5121

Bedroom Set 7 Piece cherry Bedroom Set, NeW Still Boxed, $850 317-679-3575

All NEW QUEEN PILLOWTOP Mattress Set. $150, Still in Bag, Can Deliver (317) 223-9301

Slow down, I say. Take your time. Enjoy the day you’re in before you start getting all worked up about tomorrow, and take your holidays in the proper order. The world moves fast enough as it is. Besides, you can get the same stuff as in the leaning tower of treats right at the grocery store. It’ll be fresher than what you buy from the catalog, and there will be enough to go around. You really CAN share. Which, when you think about it, is in keeping with Christmas, and Halloween and Thanksgiving, too.

Paris Salon 104 E. Carmel Dr. Sign up bonus offered for a limited time. Call 844.4014

Don’t miss our lease buy out program We are offering you $2,000 to move out of your apartment & INTO YOUR OWN HOME Easy, in house financing! Perfect Credit not needed. Call Today! 317-399-5116 Or visit us at www.hometownamerica.com

GARAGE SALE Waterstone neighborhood Wide garage sale

Tons of homes participate. Make sure you get to all four neighborhoods! Designer clothing, furniture, housewares, kids stuff, and incredible deals! This sale is too good to miss! Waterstone is east of Gray Road between 116th and 126th. Entrances to neighborhood are at 116th, 126th, and Gray Road Includes: Bayhill, Brookfield, Stonewick, and Windpointe October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 www.currentincarmel.com

Classifieds

VISA, MasterCard accepted Reach 27,749 homes weekly

SERVICES

a restaurant. One apple. One orange. A pair of pears. Various pots of mustards, jams and jellies, each about an inch tall and as big around as a quarter. It looked a lot better in the catalog. Then again, most things do. So what’s going on? Looks to me like panicked retailers trying to jump-start their moneymaking season by moving the start date back a little bit every year. It just seems a shame that these catalogs want us to rush headlong into Christmas, technically, before summer is out. To me, it reduces the value of the season, and marginalizes the preceding holidays. First there’s Halloween. What’s more fun than extorting candy from the neighbors? You kids, I mean. And then comes Thanksgiving, the best holiday of all, for my money. And not just because it’s usually my money that buys the turkey.

LAUGHS / CLASSIFIEDS

S

Ho Ho Ho In September? This Is No Joke


Clarian North Breast Care

Early detection is the best defense. There’s no substitute for knowing your body. Use this guide to promote the best breast health at any age.

20s & 30s: • Perform monthly self breast exams • Be aware of changes in shape, color and feel • Schedule annual clinical breast exams

40s: • Perform monthly self breast exams • Be aware of changes in shape, color and feel • Schedule annual clinical breast exams • Have baseline mammogram by age 40 • Schedule a mammogram every year

50s and older: • Perform monthly self breast exams • Be aware of changes in shape, color and feel • Schedule annual clinical breast exams • Schedule a mammogram every year

High risk women at any age: • Schedule a high risk consultation to establish an individual breast cancer screening and prevention plan

Who is High Risk? • Women with a family history of early breast or ovarian cancer • Women who have had a breast biopsy with atypical cells • Any woman who has been told by her doctor that she is at high risk for breast cancer Clarian North Medical Center provides all the latest in breast diagnostic technology, including digital mammograms and breast MRI. We are committed to rapid, accurate diagnosis and compassionate care for women with breast concerns. To schedule a mammogram, see a breast specialist, or have a high risk consultation, please call Clarian North's Coordinated Breast Care Services at 688-3158.


September 30, 2008