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3 Plant a Tree, Grant a Tree – The Town of Fishers is now accepting applications for the 2012 Neighborhood Matching Grant program, and the first-ever “Plant a Tree, Grant a Tree” matching grant. The Neighborhood Matching Grant awards funds to established neighborhoods within the town limits as an incentive to plan and complete beautification and enhancement projects. Up to $5,000 is available as a fifty percent match for each subdivision. For the first year, the Town of Fishers is also accepting applications for its Plant a Tree, Grant a Tree Program, which awards funds to neighborhoods, non-profits, and homeowners within the town limits as an incentive to plant trees and enhance the beauty of the community. The deadline for applications is March 12. Applications and more information can be found online at www.fishers.in.us.
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4 Geist Annexation Improvement Board – The Geist Annexation Improvement Board will hold a town hall meeting March 26 at 6:30 p.m. to inform and gather input from Geist residents on the $2.5 million fund available for capital improvement projects. The meeting will take place at Geist Elementary. More information about the fund is available online through the town’s Web site at www.fishers.in.us.
1: (Left to right) Matt McCord, Julie McCord, Ellen Snow, Andy Snow (rear), and Mark Cannon are the administrative staff for this year’s Relay event. 2: The annual kick-off for Relay for Life Fishers was held Feb. 16 at the Delaware Township Community Center. 3: Karen White, co-chair for Bark for Life, with Titan, captain of “Titan’s Titans” 4: Michelle Knoth, 24, and Kelsey Hickerson, 23 (Photos by Jordan Fischer)
Cordell receives 23rd Certificate of Achievement – Fishers Clerk-Treasurer Linda Gaye Cordell was awarded her 23rd consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada for her comprehensive annual financial report. The award is given for reports which demonstrate a “constructive spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate their financial story.
Town Government Academy enrollment available – Registration for the annual Fishers Town Government Academy is now open online at www.fishers.in.us. The 10-week academy meets weekly, beginning next Tuesday, and features a comprehensive look at town government – including tours of the fire and police stations and the waste water treatment plant, a look at the vehicle garage and public works department and a mock town council meeting. Any Fishers resident 18 or older may apply. Managing Editor – Jordan Fischer email@example.com / 489.4444 Associate Editor – Terry Anker firstname.lastname@example.org Copy Editor – Christine Nimry email@example.com Art Director – Zachary Ross firstname.lastname@example.org / 489.4444 Associate Artist – Andrea Nickas email@example.com / 489.4444
Seats still available for Citizen’s Fire Academy – Several spots are still available for the Fishers Citizen’s Fire Academy, beginning March 20 and running through May 21. Those interested in applying can visit the Fishers Fire & Emergency Services Web site at www. fishers.in.us/fire.
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Sign up now for Freedom Festival royal court – The 24th annual Fishers Freedom Festival “Aaron’s Sales and Lease, Inc.” Royal Court is now accepting applications for contestants. To apply, a child must live within the HSE school district and must be age 6-7 by June 1 of this year. To apply, send your child’s name, age, date of birth, address, phone number, a parent’s e-mail address, school and T-shirt size to Fishers Freedom Festival at P.O. Box 930, Fishers, IN 46038, fax it to 317-5953196, or submit or online at info@fishersfreedomfestival. org. The deadline for applications is March 1. For more information call 595-3195.
Community Health announces new health needs assessment – Community Health Network unveiled a new community health needs assessment tool last week that includes over 100 nationally recognized measurements rating the overall health status of Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby County residents. The health needs assessment, available to the public at www. ecommunity.com, uses data compiled from governmental and non-governmental agencies and is automatically updated as the most recent data becomes available. County housing inventory decreases, market continues to stabilize – Hamilton County’s housing market continues to improve, according to F.C. Tucker Residential Real Estate Services President Jim Litten. Housing inventory in the county decreased 13.4 percent in January, and homes sold in Central Indiana increased 13.4 percent over January 2011. Litten said he anticipates home sales to continue to increase for the first six months of the year. We asked, you answered. Here are the results from the recent online poll question: “What do you think should happen with the secretary of state position?” Vop Osili should take office – 57 percent (8 votes); Gov. Daniels should appoint successor – 36 percent (5 votes); Charlie White should not have been removed 7 percent (1 vote). To vote for the new online poll question – “What is your favorite March sporting event?” – visit www.currentinfishers.com.
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humanity and spirit, which “represents creation in a visional way.” The Fishers Arts Council is accepting applicaJerome W. Chambers was honored Friday as tions for artists to be featured in the “Art the second artist to be featured in the in Town Hall” exhibit. To apply, submit “Art in Town Hall” exhibit. an artist’s statement and biography, conChambers’ work is now on display at nection to Fishers and no more than 10 Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Dr., and digital images of artist’s work to Lisa Sirwill run through April 1. kin Vielee at firstname.lastname@example.org. ApThe Fishers resident is a self-taught plications can also be submitted by mail artist, whose displayed works include Chambers to Lisa Sirkin Vielee, Fishers Arts Council, oil paintings, photography and fine art 1 Municipal Dr., Fishers, IN 46038. Artists are prints. The exhibit, “Connectivity: A Fusion of encouraged to develop and apply as artist teams. Elements,” includes images of water, land, fire,
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Meet your Current in Fishers interns Erin Leonhard was born in Indianapolis, but has been a part of the Fishers community since 2003. She is a senior at Hamilton Southeastern High School and has written stories for the school newspaper for the last three years, serving as opinion editor and editor inchief. She volunteers at the Lord’s Pantry downtown on Saturday mornings when she is not scheduled to work at DSW. She also contributes articles as an intern at Current in Fishers. Erin enjoys keeping up with current events and reading new books when she is not busy designing pages for the school newspaper, reading news updates and practicing with the English Academic Team. She spends most of her time writing stories and chauffeuring her six siblings around town to various meetings and athletic events. Next year, she plans to attend either the University of Dayton or Indiana University, where she will study journalism or history. www.currentinfishers.com
Annie Brackemyre was born in Indianapolis and has lived in Fishers since she was 4. She has gone to school in the Hamilton Southeastern School District since kindergarten and is a senior at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Brackemeyre is the business manager and social media editor at the Hamilton Southeastern High School newspaper, The Orb. In addition to journalism, she is interested in Middle Eastern culture and collects maps. Next year, she plans to attend George Washington University, Tufts University or Boston University. She wants to major in religion and minor in Spanish. Her long-term plan is to get her Ph.D. in Islam, study abroad in Israel and become a professor. Today, she owns Arctic Ice, a shaved ice stand located at Brooks School Park in the summer, and was featured in the Indy Star as Fishers’ “Snow Cone Queen.”
Kourtnee Hamilton is a junior at Fishers High School with hopes of attending Ball State University to study journalism. At school, she is a writer for the newspaper, a varsity impromptu speaker on the speech team, and she plays the violin for the orchestra. Her hobbies include reading mystery and thriller novels, writing poems and whatever else is on her mind and making jewelry. She listens to music as much as possible and enjoys finding new artists or genres that interest her. Because she is a part of a family of seven, it is an important aspect of her life. In the future, she would like to write for a local newspaper or magazine and possibly teach high school English. Current in Fishers
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Relationships Communicating in kindness LEG PAIN, FOOT PAIN, OR NUMBNESS? COMMUNITY
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A group of our friends were talking recently about how to make communication with others respectful and meaningful. That is, how do we speak to one another in a way that is more than just pleasantries, but to actually talk about issues that might help our relationships progress? It’s so easy to fall into a pattern of simply saying whatever comes to mind – and if they take it the wrong way, that’s their problem. Of course, the opposite strategy can occur as well – don’t say much of anything and no one will get offended. So in our conversation with our friends, one couple shared their approach to deciding when to share and when to be quiet. Their analysis consists of three questions: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? Most people limit their comments to things that are truthful. This is pretty straightforward. Whether it is necessary to say what is on your mind is a bit more complicated. It gets into questions of whether the benefit to be gained by airing out the issue outweighs the disruption that saying it might cause. But what I thought was the most interesting concept of this approach is the question of when does saying something, possibly hard to hear, qualify as kind? Does being a kind and loving person mean you should never say a word critical of another? I don’t think so. Certainly your approach can be kind and considerate when you are telling somebody you don’t care for something they did, or the way he or she approached an issue. Kindness also takes into consideration the history of the relationship – if I have a proven track record of being a true friend, I have a better chance of having what I need to say heard in a spirit of caring. But even beyond the atmosphere of how or when a critical but true and necessary comment is to be said, kindness to others flat out requires us to say the hard truths. Even if those truths are going to cause upset. If my wife is doing something that causes me grief, it would be unkind to keep it to myself – it makes our relationship suffer. If my friend is making poor choices, the kind thing is to address my concerns – even if doing so threatens to make our relationship rocky in the short term. I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes by Maggie Kuhn. She says, “Speak your mind. Even if your voice shakes.” Doug Jeschke is an attorney and mediator, providing divorce and other family mediation with Providence Mediation. Email questions or concerns to doug@ providencemediation.com.
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Action: Resolution authorizing town to utilize eminent domain. What it means: If needed, Fishers could enact eminent domain to take ownership of a portion of a property at the intersection of 104th Street and Florida Road for the construction of Fire Station 96, the service area of which is to include the Geist Annexation areas.
What’s next: The resolution was approved, though town officials said they didn’t expect to have to utilize the eminent domain option.
Action: Request to award $70,000 architecture and design contract to RQAW. What it means: The council approved Carmel/ Indianapolis-based engineering consulting firm RQAW to oversee the design of a new outdoor amphitheater to be built north of Fishers Town Hall.
What’s next: RQAW will present an architectural blueprint to the town development department for the construction of the amphitheater. The design will return to the town council for final approval.
Action: Request to award $52,000 construction management contract to Meyer Najem. What it means: The council approved Fishersbased construction firm Meyer Najem to oversee the construction of the new amphitheater.
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Action: Request to award $3M contract to E&B Paving for multiple intersection improvements. What it means: The council approved a $3 million contract to E&B Paving for planned improvements at the following intersections: 131st Street and State Road 37; 141st Street and State Road 37; 135th Street and State Road 37; 135th Street and Britton Park Road.
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Fammartino chosen as administrator for St.Vincent Fishers By Erin Leonhard • email@example.com
Fammartino and his wife, Suzanne, have four children, the youngest of which will graduate in the spring. He enjoys playing golf, painting and travelOn Feb. 6, Gary Fammartino was selected ing in his free time, as well as spending to serve as the administrator for the time with Suzanne, who owns her own new St.Vincent Fishers Hospital at the floral shop and plays the guitar. intersection of Olio Road and South“We both like music and the arts,” eastern Parkway. Fammartino said. “She’s very creative Fammartino, 56, has been associin her own right, so we have a lot of ated with the project since October commonalities there.” 2008 as the developer of the outpatient He expects his creative skills to services of St.Vincent Medical Center become an important asset as he takes Northeast, the first freestanding emerFammartino on his new role as administrator. gency facility in Indiana. Prior to this “I’m definitely looking forward to having a experience, he served 30 years in the health care brand new hospital opening up in a great comfield and spent more than 20 years in leadership munity like Fishers,” Fammartino said. “The positions, most notably as the senior vice presibiggest challenge I think for us is to keep up dent of clinical services and support services for with the growth in the Fishers community.” St.Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. During the course of approximately the next In the three and a half years Fammartino has year, Fammartino will continue to oversee the worked with the medical center in Fishers, the development of the new hospital, which is facility has achieved exceptionally high levels of scheduled to open in April 2013. patient satisfaction, along with a wait time of “We feel pretty confident we have a lot of only 15 minutes, which places the emergency skilled individuals who have experience that will center in the 100th percentile in comparison to be working in that new hospital. And with our others across the nation. track record of high patient satisfaction, I think “The community has really accepted and feels we’ll continue to carry that on to the new insatisfied with what we’re doing right now. There is no greater reward than that,” Fammartino said. patient facility,” Fammartino said.
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By Jordan Fischer • firstname.lastname@example.org On Feb. 17, investigators with the Fishers Police Dept. arrested a woman on charges of animal cruelty after she allegedly threw her boyfriend’s dog off a second-story balcony. A witness contacted police Jan. 26 and reported she had information regarding a case of animal cruelty. The witness told police two days prior, she received a phone call from her ex-boyfriend. During the conversation, he explained his new girlfriend, Sarah E. Rust, 28, of Fishers, had thrown their dog over the secondfloor balcony of his apartment. He informed her he and the suspect had been arguing prior to her killing the dog. Investigators interviewed the veterinarian and her assistants who attempted to resuscitate the
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Traffic takes forefront in Fishers' 2012 agenda By Jordan Fischer • email@example.com Traffic is the target for 2012, said Fishers Town Council President Scott Faultless in his annual State of the Town event Feb. 15. Along with the completion of a $25 million improvement to 126th Street, this year will see work begin on a redevelopment to the Allisonville Road and 96th Street intersection, the first steps toward a corridor improvement at 135th Street and Ind 37 and installation of the state’s first Real-Time Signal System. The latter will be implemented between April and May, and is expected to result in a 10-17 percent drive-time reduction along 116th and 96th Streets and Allisonville Road, according to Faultless. The town is lobbying the state to allow it to install the system as far south as I-465, saying easing congestion at the interstate is critical to its overall traffic plans. The town will also petition INDOT for a new interchange along I-69 at 106th Street, Faultless said. The town hopes the interchange will alleviate traffic issues –more than 108,000 cars travel daily along that stretch of I-69 – and “unlock a huge area of commercial development that’s been stymied by lack of good access to I-69,” Faultless said.
28,511 – Households in the town as of the 2010 census.
$1.38 Billion Total taxable sales in the Town of Fishers in 2010 (most recent numbers available).
$260 million 1,151 Approximate investment from businessTown Council President Scott Faultless presented his annual State of the Town address Feb. 15 at the FORUM Conference Center. (Photo by Jordan Fischer)
residents unemployed, the town has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Indiana – 5.4 percent compared to the county Faultless said the town will make good this year on promises average of 6.1 percent, and state average of 8.7 percent. made during the Geist Annexation by way of $4 million in capiThe town also saw major businesses investment in 2011, with tal improvements and $10 million in additional improvements an estimated $260 million flowing into the community from for the Geist Reservoir area. projects like IU Health SaxImpoundment fund meetings ony and St.Vincent Fishers are ongoing to allow citizens hospitals, and from businesses to provide input on where that including Clark Engineering, money should be spent. Cardon & Associates and The area also saw a new Nexus Valve. Such large-comevent debut in 2011 – The pany investments brought an Blast on the Bridge at Geist – additional 1,151 jobs into the which will return this Fourth community last year. of July as a yearly fireworks More information, and the display over the reservoir. complete presentation of the 2012 State of the Town adEconomic overview dress, can be found online at With only 2,174 of Fishers’ The town undertook eight intersection improvements in 2011, www.fishers.in.us. estimated labor pool of 40,011 and have seven more planned for 2012. (Photo by Jordan Fischer)
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76,794 – People make Fishers their home as of the 2010 U.S. census. With an estimated 37,835 residents in 2000, Fishers’ population has more than doubled during the last decade.
Getting smart about traffic Fishers will invest $2.4 million – $2 million of it from an INDOT grant – into a first-in-the-state real-time traffic signal system. Officials estimate it could result in as much as a 10-17 percent reduction in drive times along Fishers’ busiest roads. Sensors in the pavement at intersections and “smart” cameras will monitor traffic into and out of chokepoints and augment signal change patterns to optimize vehicle flow. In the future, the system may also allow the town to stream video of intersections on its Web site, allowing motorists to get a real-time glimpses of their commute before leaving home or work. Current in Fishers
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Town of Fishers Population: 57,754 adults (75.21%) 19,040 students attend the 20 schools in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools District.(24.79%) (total 76,794 people)
1,149 – Students took advanced placement tests in 2010. 967 – Teachers are employed by the HSE District. 20.3 – Ratio of students to teachers.
HSE Graduation Rate: Graduates: 93.8% Non-graduates: 6.2% 6,390 – Single family housing units have been approved and are under construction or have yet to be built in Fishers. 3,184 – Multi-family housing units have been approved. 108,330 – Cars travel along I-69 in a 24-hour period. 47,889 – Cars travel along Ind. 37 in a 24hour period. 40,219 – Cars travel along 116th Street in a 24-hour period. February 28, 2012 | 7
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Jerry Throgmartin It is our position our community lost a great leader recently with the passing of Mr. Jerry Throgmartin. The longtime hhgregg executive and Hamilton County resident was involved in a great number of boards and charities outside his own professional responsibilities. The time and resources Throgmartin provided to various causes has positively influenced many in our community. Aside from his successful time running hhgregg, Throgmartin was known for his work as chairman of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center Development Board, a regular donator to the Shepherd Community Center and a board member of his alma mater, the University of Indianapolis. An avid horse enthusiast, Throgmartin and his wife purchased the Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Also a devoted family man, Throgmartin is survived by his wife, Peggy, a son and twin daughters, as well as two granddaughters. There is little doubt Throgmartin’s influence in our community stretched far, and he positively influenced a great number of individuals. His legacy will be felt for generations to come.
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Commentary by Terry Anker
The never-ending “update” meeting has become the scourge of the modern reality. In a time where we are constantly notified, informed, educated and advised about the minutia of the daily routine of our family, coworkers and distant acquaintances, the once all-important get-together to put all of the players on the same page is becoming less enlightenment and more exasperation. So how do we keep our weekly routines from being administered by the Redundancy Dept. of Redundancy? Isn’t the key with keeping our routine meetings dynamic, as with many things, driven by preparation? Show up ready to do business. Work to bring greater depth to reports already shared and avoid simply restating what we’ve already expressed. Don’t we owe it to our fellow meeting-mates to keep the sessions lively? After a big pasta lunch and in a warm room
darkened by a planned lengthy overhead presentation, even the most attentive listener can drift into naptime. We bob our heads. The almost uncontrollable need to doze reminds me of long family car trips as a kid. I’d get in the backseat – blanket in hand – ready to spend the time reading a good book or listening to Mom and Dad up front. But in moments, my eyes would lose focus and my mind would wonder. It was auto-induced narcolepsy, carpolepsy, I suppose. Perhaps waning attentions are a natural part of the modern meeting regimen. But, don’t we have an obligation to try to keep things moving? Please make it worthwhile, or let us get some shut-eye. Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmel.com.
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We’re now in our third week of publishing Night & Day, our new entertainment section, as part of your weekly Current. Each week, its editor, Christian Sorrell, has made subtle changes in refinement. We believe his work is paying dividends for readers and advertisers, because the feedback, though limited thus far, has been purely positive. Look, we want this special section to be of high value to you – just as much as our independent research tells us Current is. Maybe we’re there already, but we suspect there are topics you would like to see as a part of our “entertainment and entertaining” coverage. Let us simply ask: What else should we be considering? (Our ideas don’t count; your ideas do. We want to give you what you want.) Please don’t be shy. Christian will welcome all feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you’d like to tell us, send your suggestions to info@ youarecurrent.com. As always, we appreciate your input. ••• Our crew here resembles a motley one, on occasion, and our continuing Mardi Gras parade often is led by our superstar sales executive, Dennis O’Malia. A practicing member of Catholicism, “O” takes serious his religious responsibilities, and we admire him for that. But he also is of a rather quick wit, so you can’t help but smile (or laugh, really), when he says this in response to what he has given up for Lent: “Maraschino cherries. Again. Lemondheads, nutmeg AND sweet tea after work hours.” We suspect the sweet tea thing will be rather arduous for the Count of Caffeine, but he means it. Down to the last sip! Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@ youarecurrent.com.
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If you have the means to hire a manservant, I highly recommend it. In the words of Ferris Bueller, “It is so choice.” See, my husband recently switched jobs and now works from home, enabling him to take on many of my former stay-at-home mom responsibilities. For all intents and purposes, Doo is now Mr. Mom. At first, I thought his enthusiasm for laundry and dishes and other tedious chores would diminish after a few weeks. Sure he was happily sorting the whites and the darks initially, but I figured he’d have had his fill by the seventh or eighth load and I’d soon be finding mismatched pink athletic socks scattered like bomb debris on the living room floor. But to my surprise, almost two months later, he’s not only hanging in there, he’s actually doing a really good job. He’s had to call kids in sick, take them to orthodontist appointments, even nurse a child through an oral surgery which claimed seven teeth (and coordinate runs to CVS for the pain meds and Wendy’s for the prescribed post-op Frosty). He’s taken over the after-school carpool for our twins’ music practice, the tedium of bill paying and the mundane decision-making of helping four children get ready for school. As a working mom, I can’t tell you how
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There are two aspects to child custody. The first is legal. Legal custody refers to the ability to have input on medical, educational, and religious issues pertaining to a child’s upbringing. Joint legal custody is appropriate in most cases unless there is a significant breakdown in communication between the parties. Generally, as long as the parents are able to communicate and cooperate with one another on decisions involving the child(ren) without a high level of conflict, joint legal custody will be ordered and the parents are required to consult one another before making any of these “major decisions.” The second aspect of custody is physical custody, which is much more often the subject of dispute. Simply stated, physical custody refers to where the children spend their time. As an initial matter, parents may create a unique schedule which satisfies the needs of their children and each other. Often, however, developing a parenting time schedule can be very challenging. When parties are unable to agree, the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines provide a parenting time schedule that gradually increases as the children age, provides for a division of holidays, and time with the children should one parent live a significant distance from the children’s primary residence. It should be noted, though, that the Guidelines represent a minimum amount of reasonable parenting time to be afforded to the non-custodial parent. Many Indiana Courts commonly award an involved, non-custodial parent parenting time in excess of the schedule provided in the Guidelines. People often feel the need to “have their day in court,” believing that if the judge hears “their side of the story” the custody order will be in their favor. However, in
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‘To sleep, perchance to dream’ Commentary Dr. Roger Spahr This phrase, buried in the middle of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” finds its speaker in the middle of moral and mental anguish. Perhaps that, too, is you as you sprawl across your bed. Arms and legs akimbo with some parts buried in blankets, while other body parts peak out to prevent the “too hot” feelings that may engulf you at night. Researchers have learned poor sleep increases inflammation and can increase risks for depression, heart disease and cancer. Inflammation can cause fluid retention, weight gain, excessive cortisol and reduced immunity. So why do many people struggle with their sleep? These factors may be the answer. Don’t drink alcohol before bedtime. Although you may drift off, the processing in your liver of the alcohol occurs overnight. It interferes with the stages of sleep that help your body repair. Hence, you do not awaken refreshed. If you are a woman, it can compete with estrogen breakdown, and hot flashes may be what awaken you. Low blood sugars can result from alcohol and will surge your cortisols and adrenaline as you sleep. Stress before retiring. Newscasts might be informing, but they have been proven to start you thinking and you just can’t turn off. You stare worriedly at the ceiling. Bad news just got worse. Eating sugars and snacks that turn into sugar in the evening have a similar impact as alcohol, but without the other negative aspects of the alcohol. Chips and a soft drink, or pretzels and beer, are not the food of champions when it comes to sleep. A light protein snack works better.
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Although most of us recognize the importance of sound retirement planning, few of us embrace the nitty-gritty work involved. With thousands of investment possibilities, complex rules governing retirement plans and so on, most people don’t even know where to begin. Here are some suggestions to help you get started. First, set lifestyle goals for your retirement. At what age do you see yourself retiring, and what would you like to do during retirement? If you hope to retire at age 50 and travel extensively, you’ll require more planning than other people. You’ll also need to account for basic living expenses, from food to utilities to transportation. Most of these expenses don’t disappear when you retire. And don’t forget you may still be paying off your mortgage or funding a child’s education well into retirement. Finally, be realistic about how many years of retirement you’ll have to fund. With people living longer, your retirement could span 30 years or more. The longer your retirement, the more money you’ll need. Don’t forget about two of the biggest (but most silent) obstacles of retirement planning: taxes and inflation. Both are present in any retirement plan, no matter the income, and both will have an adverse effect on a retirement plan if not taken into consideration Next, project your annual retirement income and see if that income will be enough to meet
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These stocks could collapse Netflix (NFLX) – Not long after Netflix brought back its DVD-only plan, Comcast (CMCSA) announced a streaming plan to take on Netflix. It didn’t take long for Netflix to lose more than $15 off the recent high. You could make the case the collapse has started already. We all know the issues with Netflix. Lack of profitability in 2012, billions in content obligations nobody is sure they can pay and an apparent lack of strategy from upper management. Netflix soared in early 2012, but with so many competitors expanding their reach or announcing new plans recently, it seems Netflix is doomed in the long run. We should know Netflix's fate in the next few quarters. Dendreon (DNDN) – Of course, you probably
could put any biotech on this list, as any disappointment will always sink the stock. But Dendreon is not just any biotech. It has been one of the most watched, traded and scrutinized biotech in recent years. So why is the company on my list? It is heavily reliant on Provenge. Dendreon reports earnings this week, and has three more reports coming during 2012. The company has widely missed earnings expectations in past quarters, and it’s unlikely to meet expectations four times out of four. Sales, earnings or Provenge will disappoint at some point. Dendreon will fall as a result. Dendreon has produced some lottery-ticket-like rewards in the past when things are good. - seekingalpha.com Carmel Arts & Design District
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The home ‘Forever floors’ not a hard decision INSIDE & OUT
Remodling by David Decker Carpet may be the biggest overall seller in home flooring options, but hard surface floors are the favorite in trendy home improvements. Long-term wear, a fashionable look and dependable function lure homeowners to hard surface flooring. It is easier to clean, healthier in the house and easier to maintain than carpet or many of the popular, pliable and much more inexpensive linoleums. And while hard surface floors typically require a bit more cash up front, surfaces like wood, tile, stone, glass and laminates can be an ultimately economical “forever floor.” This flooring often pays for itself many times again. I’d be the first one to tell a customer trends should not govern a flooring decision. Utility, comfort, style preference and budget are the proper parameters. For example: Utility – Is the flooring for a high-traffic walkway area? Are there special needs in the home (wheel chairs, walkers, scooters, etc. … or asthma, allergies)? How much moisture (or spillage) will the floor need to endure? Comfort – Walking barefoot on soft bedroom carpeting is wonderful; walking barefoot on soggy bathroom carpeting is not. Are there noise or acoustic concerns from annoying echoes?
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Style preference – Midwestern styles tend to lag a little bit behind big city trends, but I say, “So what?” The most important ingredient in making sure a customer is satisfied with a flooring decision is to provide professional flooring and design advice. Budget – Quite often, customers know they want new flooring before they know what it will cost, and that’s OK. Needs, wants, and affordability form a triangle that develop best when customers know their finances, and the home improvement professional knows flooring. It’s not hard to remember styles and trends come and go, but a good flooring decision can last (almost) forever. David Decker is president of the Affordable Companies which include Affordable Kitchens and Bathrooms and now Affordable Custom Flooring. They are based in Carmel (317-595-9540, www. the-affordablecompanies.com). Email home improvement questions to david.decker@ the-affordablecompanies.com.
Friends of Chaucie’s Place Breakfast Please join us for a complimentary breakfast in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month Friday, March 23, 2012 l 7:30 – 9:00 am Guest Speaker: Sgt. Terry Hall “Body Safety” Creator, Internationally Recognized Child Advocate Mistress of Ceremonies: Angela Cain WTHR Channel 13 Community Affairs Director RITZ CHARLES 12156 N. Meridian Street l Carmel There is no charge to attend this event. Donation envelopes will be available and the courtesy of a contribution to Chaucie’s Place is most appreciated. To RSVP or For More Information, Visit: www.chauciesplace.org
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SCHOOL BUS AIDES Carmel Clay School Corporation is accepting applications for School Bus Aides. Assist special needs children to and from school working 4 hrs/day on morning and afternoon routes. Training provided. $10.77 per hour. Salary credit given for Bus Aide experience. Available to earn attendance bonus. Must be able to pass criminal history check.
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A growing heating and cooling company based in Westfield, IN, is looking for a part time office manager! Our Part Time Office Administrator position includes responsibility for all administrative functions of our company: - Accounting - Banking/deposits - Record keeping - Coordinating service calls - Telephone customer service Successful candidate will meet the following requirements: - Previous service company experience - Proficient in the following programs: - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook - Database entry (Quickbooks or similar preferred but not necessary) - Accounts receivable entry - Ability to work with little or no direct supervision - Highly organized - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Available 8am- 12pm, Monday- Friday - Job could grow into full time position Please send resume justinhlaka@gmail. com or call 317-366-1191
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Expert cardiovascular care in the heart of your community. Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital offers Fishers and Noblesville the highest level of cardiovascular care. From chest pain to open heart surgery, our team of cardiovascular specialists is here for you and your family. We not only offer a cardiologist onsite 24/7, but you’ll also find the greater expertise and support of a nationally ranked healthcare system. When it comes to your heart, we’re just a beat away. 2011 U.S.News & World Report rankings
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