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It is our position Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is an important asset for Hamilton County. Named a 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Science recipient, Conner Prairie draws visitors and attention from around the world. Conner Prairie is a unique quest to bring history alive through immersion in experience, rather than a regurgitation of facts. At Conner Prairie, a visitor can become a recruit ready to battle against “Morgan’s Raids” on Indiana during the Civil War, a fur trader negotiating with the Lenape Indians, or an Indiana farmer in 1836. Residents of Hamilton County who only visit to listen to a “Symphony on the Prairie” are missing all of what the park has to offer. There is something for all ages – from the new “hands-on” play village in Dupont, Indiana (focus on early childhood learners) to the realistic 1859 Balloon Voyage Ride, to Grandparent’s Day Wednesdays. The Apple Store is open selling goodies and products made in the USA. As history education takes a backseat role to Math and English, it is important for parents to “fill the gap” in their children’s education. Take another look at the museum right in your own backyard. Look at www.connerprairie.org for more info or to donate.

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It is our position the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is acting in the best interests of our fine state and its citizens by touting the advantages Indiana offers to businesses contemplating relocation. Indiana’s record of financial stability, educational opportunities, and low cost of living make relocation to the Hoosier State a very attractive option to businesses currently headquartered in our neighboring states. Success in attracting new business has translated into additional job opportunities, continuation of lower income/corporate taxes, more financially-stable government and an overall better environment for Indiana residents. It is likely that adjacent jurisdictions might not be pleased with Indiana’s often-considered aggressive program to lure errant businesses to consider relocation within our borders. However, as long as the claims made to support these marketing efforts contain verifiable facts about the benefits offered to potential incoming companies there is no foul. A candidate making the sacrifices to be competitive, IEDC has earned the right to contend for companies who could bring value home because of our own government’s ongoing record of financial responsibility.

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FROM THE BACKSHOP Road work will be over soon enough There seems to be a fair amount of griping, wailing and gnashing of teeth in gin mills and other locales about the volume of road work being done in Fishers. While it is true that the construction projects have impacted commute time and have created logjams at several junctures, this is the price we pay for growth and development. Like you do, we want better, more accommodating roads in this town - and as soon as possible, at that. If the infrastructure doesn’t at least keep up with, or get far enough ahead of, such growth and development, our town will be just another perpetual traffic nightmare. The fixes ordered by the state and town must be treated as temporary inconveniences. Besides, it’s Orange Barrel Season™. Please don’t tell us you really rather would be dealing with this mess (let’s call it what it is, because these projects create it) during the ice-andsnow season. We thought not. Hang tight. It will be a distant memory soon enough. ••• In nine days, Promising Futures of Central Indiana, now in its 38th year, will play host to a very special – and incredibly important evening of fun and fundraising. We’re proud to be a sponsor of the Shaken, Not Stirred Martini Party at the Ritz Charles (6:30 p.m.,

Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg Sept. 29). Promising Futures is a private, not-for-profit agency whose residential-care programs are licensed by the Department of Child Services. It benefits pregnant and parent teens, and the staff and clients truly need your help. Attending this party would be one way to assist, but you should feel free to donate in other ways throughout the year. This event will include the aforementioned libations as well as silent and live auctions. The organization also is accepting additional corporate sponsorships. We urge you to get involved, and for more information you may contact Michele Whelchel at 773.6342 or mwhelchel@promisingfutures.org.

Town government academy looking for next class Southeastern Schools, which earned its sixth COMMENTARY “exemplary” rating in a row on the state’s school By Jordan Fischer accountability metrics. For those who haven’t had a chance to attend The metrics have been in place since 2005. in the past, the fall session of the Town GovernExemplary is the highest rating. ment Academy begins soon, and spots are still By way of reference, available. the school system I went The academy is a crash Normally I avoid endorse- to has worked its way course through the workings of town government, ments, but in this case, there’s up to “commendable” after several years on the including tours of town just no downside to learning “watch” list. And frankly, facilities (notably the water treatment plant) and more about how your town I didn’t feel particularly ill-served as I was maa chance to engage with government operates. triculating through the town officials. system, so it speaks to the Former academy gradquality of education HSE students are presumuates include several sitting members of town ably receiving. Unless they use teachers’ sympaboards and commissions, a number of betterthy for early morning swim team practices as an informed citizens, and me, your friendly paperboy. Normally I avoid endorsements, but in this excuse to sleep through class. Not that I ever did that… case, there’s just no downside to learning more about how your town government operates. Interested citizens 18-and-up can apply for the academy online through the Town’s website, Jordan Fischer is the managing www.fishers.in.us. Best of all, there’s no fee to editor of Current in Fishers. attend. You may e-mail him at jordan@ ••• youarecurrent.com Commendations are in order for Hamilton

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Commentary By Terry Anker Some weeks ago, I was following an email thread surreptitiously. I can, at times, be a little bit of a thought voyeur. Although I enjoy exchanging messages with a number of different folks about topics as varied as the fate and reminiscences of our alma mater to the modern state of the free market, I sometimes simply watch the interactions as they fill my inbox, deciding not to enter the fray. Much like sitting silent at the dinner table as the rest of the family relates stories of their passing day I enjoy the discourse uninterrupted by my own participation. At any rate, the communication garnering my attention pertained to access to higher education. This time, unlike the countless times this commonplace topic struck my ear, I was reminded of my own graduate education in Bloomington many years ago. Although I have no idea if the policy still exists, at the time entering students were required to sign a pledge promising we would not hold a job during our first year of study. Perhaps the intentions were

good enough – working students were more likely to struggle in the vigorous academic environment. But as often is the case with good intentions, there was a more nefarious side to consider. Working class students found themselves mandated to get loans to attend. And for anyone pursuing that education immediately following undergraduate completion, they were likely required to get a parental cosigner exposing mom and dad to the debt obligation. The alternative was to not attend the school – or to lie and get a job anyway. You can guess my choice. Does it make sense to create systems that reward those who chose to become dependent upon institutionally imposed mandates rather than individuals who are willing to work harder to accomplish their goals?

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DISPATCHES » Mudsock Quilters Guild – The next meeting of the Mudsock Quilters Guild will be held on Oct. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at Fishers United Methodist Church, 9690 E. 116th St. The speaker will be Noblesville resident Lois Vincent. She will be sharing not only her quilting journey, but her incredible quilts. For more information, contact Anniequilter55@yahoo.com. » Best Ball Scramble – The 4th Annual Best Ball Scramble golf outing will be held on Monday at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club, 12255 Club Point, Fishers. Profits from this outing benefit the Fishers Police Department D.A.R.E., Roy Holland Backpacks for Kids program for the HSE School District, Continuing Education Scholarships and the annual Fishers Freedom Festival. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate the event, seek sponsorships and raffle items. Sponsors and donations for the Silent Auction and Golfers are still needed. For additional information, email info@fishersfreedomfestival.org or call 317-595-3195. » Sky lanterns discouraged - The Fishers Fire Department is discouraging the use of “sky lanterns”, sometimes also referred to as “wish lanterns”. The lanterns are devices that rely on a flaming “fuel package” underneath, which causes the lantern to float into the air like a hot air balloon.

No more pity party COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson Lately I’ve been having a bit of a pity party for myself. Work has been unbelievably stressful and time-consuming, which has led to both a disgusting house and neglected kids. I’ve felt taken advantage of, unappreciated and have pretty much vented to anyone with ears. All of my other roles of wife, daughter, sister, and friend have been forgotten or temporarily abandoned while I’ve struggled to keep my head above the rough and often treacherous waters of working mom. Well no more. I spent the holiday weekend with family and a couple of good movies. I now have a whole new perspective on my life. So thank you to . . . Soul Surfer. Have you seen this flick yet? It’s based on the true story of a girl from Hawaii who lost an arm in a shark attack but went on to become a professional surfer. It’s not produced well, it doesn’t showcase quality acting and there is a strong Christian bend; however, the film struck a chord with me. This little girl could have quit surfing forever and no one would have judged her in the least. But she chose to try. She chose to not let any obstacle stop her from realizing her dream. And I’m making lame excuses for why I don’t exercise or read to my kids anymore? The Help. This film explores the complicated relationship between Southern white women

and their black maids during the racially-charged 1960s. Maids did everything from the grocery shopping to polishing silver and potty training. The women worked six days a week and earned less than minimum wage. But they took tremendous pride in their work and rarely voiced complaints. And I’m bitchin’ because I’ve had to spend some weekends grading a few more papers than usual? Gimme a break. They had to pee in separate toilets because their bosses thought they’d spread diseases. I can’t even imagine! My cousin. He just started divorce proceedings and he is dealing with all of the sadness, anger and worry that goes along with ending a marriage and splitting up a family. He’ll have to pay alimony, child support and work out a visitation schedule to spend time with his three children. And I’m upset because Doo isn’t putting his empty wineglass in the dishwasher? Geez, Danielle. Life as he knows it is over! And his kids? How will this affect them? So you won’t hear any more silliness from me. I have a job, a husband, four healthy children, and now, a positive outlook. The [pity] party’s over, folks. Time to go home. Peace out. Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at danielle@ currentincarmel.com.

» Painting Unlimited – The Fishers Parks & Recreation Department will present “Painting Unlimited” by Jeremy Mallov on Tuesday from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. at Billericay Park, 12690 Promise Rd. All levels of experience or skill are welcome. Registration is $125, which includes all supplies. The program is intended for ages 6-12. For more information, contact mallovart@yahoo.com or call 317-371-8677.

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Reconciling despite differences RELATIONSHIPS By Doug Jeschke Having a conflict with someone affects the relationship so much more than simply the topic of the dispute. For example, my wife, and John, a close friend of mine, have had an ongoing fight about politics for just a little longer then we have been married. John is a confirmed conservative, while my wife is more moderate (which to my friend makes her an extreme liberal). It’s not just that they argue politics whenever they see each other, lots of people do that. The problem is that the difference of opinion has really shaded their whole relationship. So, more than just a disagreement about national policy, my wife is irritated by how John brings up the topic around her—as if it is an opportunity to goad her, not a desire to discuss ideas. And although I feel John is trying to be good natured, my wife finds him demeaning and disrespectful. I talk with my wife about how to reconcile the relationship, without necessarily resolving the ideological differences between them. They are not going to come to an agreement (say, on healthcare) anytime soon. The difficulty is they have a hard time separating out the substance of the disagreement, politics, from the real issue: the relationship dynamics

between them. There is something just offputting about the way my friend talks to my wife, which she can’t even pinpoint. As tough as these situations are, this is actually an example of the benefit we receive from being in conflict. My wife is irritated when John talks about politics – but she knows she really should not be. After all, she truly believes that it is beneficial for different ideas to be expounded and pursued. So what she needs to do is spend some time working through why she is so annoyed when John expresses his opinion. It may be that she holds a presumption she is not aware of, or even that John reminds her of someone in her past. Once she has done that work, she will be in a good position to sit down with John to try to reconcile their relationship. If she can be honest about what she has learned about herself, I’m sure that John will be receptive to what he might do differently to improve their relationship. That is, what he can do short of switching to what he sees as the dark side of politics. 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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Fireman Sean Underhill of Fishers and Jim Butts of Noblesville both served in the Army National Guard since 9/11. They presented the wreath honoring the 343 firemen who died on that day. Photos by Robert Herrington

County remembers Sept. 11 on anniversary By Robert Herrington robert@youarecurrent.com More than 200 residents took the time to honor and remember those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. 10 years ago during the Hamilton County Professional Firefighters 10th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Service. Local 4416 President Tony Murray said that firefighters changed from first responders to front line defenders on Sept. 11, 2001. “Ten years ago our lives changed, as did our world,” he said. “Firefighters knew that day their job and mission changed that day. . .It demonstrated the American spirit for the rest of the world. The New York City firefighter became the image of courage – days, weeks and months after.” Murray added that he was very pleased with the public turnout and it showed “a strong community.” “9/11 really brings us all together with a common purpose no matter where we were at. I’m not surprised at the turnout it’s a great show of support,” he said. Recollecting on 10 years earlier, Murray said he remembers exactly where he was he first heard of the attacks and the eeriness of the day. “There was a real sense of the unknown. I wondered when the attacks were going to stop. Personally, you evaluate what’s important,” he said. The ceremony included speeches from Ham-

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HSE receives sixth consecutive ‘exemplary’ rating By Jordan Fischer jordan@youarecurrent.com The Hamilton Southeastern School District received a rating of “A-Exemplary� for the 20102011 school year under Indiana’s comprehensive education accountability system. This marks HSE’s sixth consecutive year to receive an “exemplary� rating since the category placements were adopted in the 2005-2006 school year. The 2010-2011 school year was the first that school corporations also received an A-F letter grade. “Communities should have the opportunity to celebrate their ‘A’ schools and reward their educators for driving academic growth,� said Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett. “Our best schools are a source of pride that I hope will inspire efforts across the state.� HSE received a performance rating of 91.5

percent, as measured by the percentage of students who pass the State’s English and math ISTEP+ (for grades 3-8) and English 10 and Algebra I ECAs (for the class of 2013). The following schools have received individual consecutive exemplary ratings since 2005: Brooks School Elementary; New Britton Elementary School; Fishers Elementary School; Geist Elementary School; Lantern Road Elementary School; Sand Creek Intermediate School; Fall Creek Intermediate School; Hamilton Southeastern Jr. High School; Hamilton Heights Elementary School. Hamilton Southeastern High School and Fishers High School both received a rating of “Academic Progress� in 2011, with 86.7 percent and 88.5 percent of students passing state tests, respectively.

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WANTED: Singular, gender-neutral English pronoun. No sexists. Regular availability is a must. Flexibility and open-mindedness also required. Should have a possessive side. Previous pronoun was complex and difficult, so simplicity is appreciated, as well. Must refer to people rather than objects: it need not apply. English fails a bit when it comes to pronouns. Don’t get me wrong, we have some great pronouns. Awesome pronouns, even. But English doesn’t have a good singular pronoun that refers to a person of a nondisclosed gender. Am I losing you? Remember the indefinite pronouns everyone, everybody, someone, somebody, anyone, and anybody? They’re all singular, but they sound plural. And worse yet, since they’re gender-neutral, it’s impossible to use his or her as a pronoun to replace them without risking being labeled as a sexist. Enter their. Now, I’m not going to advocate use of their as a singular pronoun, but there’s a growing faction of grammar enthusiasts who believe that their should be considered as an alternative to other – often tremendously awkward or repetitive – singular, possessive, gender-neutral pronoun options. The other options (his or her, he or she, he/ she, s/he) are difficult to read, become mindnumbingly repetitive when used more than a once or twice, and, in a couple of cases, aren’t even pronounceable. Some people believe their should be the alternative. There is some historical usage to back up 8 | September 20, 2011

this theory. For hundreds of years, their has been used periodically in written communication as a gender-neutral singular possessive pronoun, and it hasn’t been used solely by the grammatically incompetent. In fact, Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Dickens are a few users of the singular their. I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that those guys were pretty fair word-wielders. Still, as of today, acceptance of their as a singular in these instances is not widely accepted. It is possible, with time, that it will become standard. Until then, though, it would be best to use it in a singular fashion only in casual conversation and communication. Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at bbthegrammarguru@gmail.com.

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Georgian-American artist Alexander “Sandro” Akhvlediani continues to find inspiration in his adopted Midwestern home stacles to displaying your work.” Irena herself is an architect. She founded Fishers-based firm Integrity Architecture, which she operates as principal architect. She said most projects involve collaboration between Sandro and herself, and Sandro’s son Dimitri, “musical composition” who holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Academy of Fine Art in Georgia, the same institution where his father earned a double master’s in archiAn old, old country tecture and fine art. “Georgia is a very old, very interesting country,” Sandro said. “It Irena said that while Sandro is has a rich tradition of very talented people… artists and writers.” very popular in his native GeorAnd Sandro’s own background is no less replete with artistic gia, he’s had quick success in influence. develop“My family was always close to art,” ing a name he said. “My father was an architect. My for himself in mother was a piano instructor. My son and the states as well. my daughter are both architects.” “Immediately when His mother’s influence is especially viswe came to the U.S. and ible in his work, he said, many of which held an exhibition, it sold out,” are “musical compositions” featuring forms Irena said. of violins and pianos. Sandro works out of He also draws inspiration from many a home studio. He said Georgian artists – chiefly among them he often starts multiple Avto Varazi – and scenes, like the “Old pieces at once, and works City” of Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Santhrough them as inspidro cites French artists Henri de Toulouseration strikes. Other Lautrec and Paul Cézanne as important times, according to influences on his work, which he describes Irena, he’ll focus as abstract impressionism. on a single piece “In art,” Sandro said, “always we can solely through find our voice.” “Indianapolis downtown” completion. Sandro’s most recent passion is cloison“I can tell né, a technique for decorating metalwork objects dating to the 12th sometimes that something just sparcentury. Using enamel powder and metal wire, intricate and colorful kles him, and he’ll start at once,” designs can be added to pendants, or other jewelry pieces. For those she said. interested, Sandro regularly offers classes on cloisonné. More inforHis paintings – mostly done in mation is available by contacting irena-ja@sbcglobal.net. oil – speak to people because of their A new home “honesty,” according to Irena. Sandro has lived in Fishers since 2007, when he and Irena moved “I do not like stamps… nothing short, into a home they built. He said he’s had no trouble settling in as an nothing defined,” Sandro said. “I like freeartist in the Midwest. dom. Free expression. Art is not only what Artwork by Sandro is currently on display at the Tenth & Cherry “He thinks that, if you’re an artist, it doesn’t matter where you you see, it’s what you feel. If you take that Galleria, 215 S. 10th St. in Noblesville. Art can be viewed by live,” Irena said. “You can do your work anywhere. There are no obfeeling out, it’s dead.” appointment only.Contact them at 317-776-8712.

By Jordan Fischer jordan@youarecurrent.com Everything is connected, says Alexander Akhvlediani. An artistic statement, for sure, but an appropriate one for the artist – known professionally as “Sandro,” a shortening of Alexander – whose career as a painter and architect spans three decades and two continents. “Architecture, art, music… it’s everything,” Sandro said. “Everything is connected.” A native of Georgia – known as the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic until its declaration of independence in 1991 shortly before the collapse of the Soviet Union – Sandro now makes his home, and his art, in Fishers, where he lives with his wife, Irena Janiashvili.

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DISPATCHES » Fastest way to board – Airlines for years have sought the fastest way to board a plane, as studies have shown that an airline can save up to $30 per flight for every minute cut from boarding. An astrophysicist thinks he’s found it. Jason Steffen of Fermi National Laboratory in Illinois suggests that loading passengers by alternating rows, starting from the back of the plane, is quickest. When loading people in a row, travelers in window seats file in first, then middle seats, followed by aisle seats. Steffen’s way emerged as the fastest when pitted against four other boarding methods, the BBC reported. -www.cnn.com » Graphic design showcase – International Business College has collaborated with the Indianapolis Artsgarden to showcase the talents of IBC’s graphic design students in the 18th annual 2011 Graphic Design Portfolio Review, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indianapolis Artsgarden, 110 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. The event is free and open to the public. Visit www.ibcindianapolis.edu for details. » Steam in your microwave — Don’t buy a special steamer for your veggies. Broccoli,

Now – Oct. 9 Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain 9301 N. Michigan Road., Carmel Details and ticket information available online at www.beefandboards.com. Now – Sept. 25 Actors Theatre of Indiana: Cole Carmel Center for the Performing Arts, 160 W. Carmel Drive This sophisticated musical about Indiana’s favorite son, Cole Porter, cleverly crafts song and dance, while intertwining narration to tell the story of Porter’s life Details: For tickets visit www.actorstheatreofi ndiana.org or call 843-3800. Now – Sept. 25 Civic Theatre: The Drowsy Chaperone Carmel Center for the Performing Arts, 160 W. Carmel Drive

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green beans, and carrots actually come out better — tender and never brown or withered. Even sturdy and nutrient-dense greens like collards, chard, and broccoli rabe (which are generally boiled, drained, and sautéed) can be cooked in one step in the microwave. Combine about a pound of cut-up leaves and stems with a tablespoon of oil, and chopped onion or garlic. Cook for about five minutes or until softened and tender, stirring once or twice during cooking. -Good Housekeeping » Subscriptions on sale – Subscriptions are on sale for Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s 2011-2012 season, which will include GHDT blockbusters such as My Gypsy Soul, Superhero and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. All shows will be at GHDT’s new home, the Tarkington Theatre. Call 843-3800 for more information. September gardening tip – Dig up your rosemary, basil, tarragon, oregano, marjoram, English thyme, parsley, and chives to grow them inside as houseplants. Keep them in a cool, sunny spot, and allow the soil to dry out before watering. Snip off the leaves as needed in the kitchen, but do not strip them completely. -www.almanac.com

Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellarson Music & lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison Details: For tickets visit www.civictheatre.org or call 843-3800. Saturday Hamilton County Parks and Recreation: Digging through the Past, Building to the Future Strawtown Koteewi “Prairie” Park, 12308 E. Strawtown Ave., Noblesville Archaeology tours, great food, entertaining and educational programs, live music and vendor booths. For complete details call 770-4400. Sept. 22 – Oct.23 Phoenix Theatre: Spring Awakening 749 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis In Spring Awakening adolescents discover the inner and outer tumult of their sensuality. Details: For tickets visit www.phoenixtheatre.org or call 635-7529 information, call 770-9020. Friday – Loo Abby Saturday – Retro Active Moon Dog Tavern, 825 E 96th St., Indianapolis, 46240. Call 575-6364 for more information. Friday – Living Proof Saturday – Meatball Band

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Grille 39 The scoop: Grille 39 is an American grill in the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel with imaginative cuisine in a modern casually-sophisticated setting. Dine in a private room or fireside, with a twist on the best steak and seafood selections. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Type of food: American Price of entrees: $12-$30 Specialties: Steak and seafood items Smoking: Not permitted Reservations: Accepted Dress: Casual Hours: Breakfast – Monday to Friday, 6:30 to 11

Adam Aasen Owner, Donatello’s Italian Restaurant Where do you like to eat? Zacky’s Hot Dogs What do you eat there? The Coney Dog and the Chicago Dog Why do you like Zacky’s? It’s a familyowned business with good service and atmosphere. The people are always smiling and care about their work. Zacky’s Hot Dogs is located at 1315 South Range Line Road in Carmel. You may call them at 848-5088

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Basically gin with sparkling lemonade, the Tom Collins cocktail was born of the Great Tom Collins Hoax of 1874. The hoax began as a game, in which someone would ask another if he’d seen Tom Collins, asserting that this character (who didn’t really exist) had been spreading rumors about him. A flurry of urgent searching would ensue, and the supposedly maligned searcher would end up feeling foolish.

Ingredients: 1 1/4 ounces Tanqueray London Dry, 1 ounce lemon or lime juice, 1 teaspoonsweet & sour mix, 1 splashclub soda, 1 sliceorange Directions: 1. In a shaker half filled with ice cubes, add Tanqueray London Dry, lemon or lime juice, and sweet & sour mix. 2. Shake well. 3. Strain into collins glass filled with ice. 4. Add club soda and stir well. 5. Garnish with maraschino cherry and orange slice. -delish.com

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• 3 cups fresh corn (about 3 ears) • 4 scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced separately • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin • 1 teaspoon chili powder • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper • 2 plum tomatoes, finely diced • 1 fresh chili, finely diced (including seeds) you pick how hot! • 1 (2-pound) trimmed Boneless Sirloin Steak, about 1 1/2 inches thick • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro • Accompaniment: lime wedges

Heat a dry large cast-iron skillet over moderately high heat until hot, then pan-roast corn, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Ingredients: 1 Cup flour, 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 3/4 cup canola oil, 1 Cup packed light brown sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 2 Cups carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces Frosting: 6 oz. softened cream cheese, 1 Cup confectioners sugar sifted, 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, 2 Tbsp. finely chopped pecans Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Lightly butter a 13/9 baking dish. Combine flours, cinnamon, baking

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food – easy to prepare. Sausages just need to be grilled and put on a bun. The same goes for the dessert bar. These are brownies, Rice Krispie bars or any type of cake eaten by hand and without the necessity of a fork or plate. Here is a great recipe for everybody’s favorite, carrot cake, in a bar.

powder, and salt in a large bowl; add the pecans; stir to blend. Place the oil, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in the bowl of your food processor. Process until blended then gradually add the carrots through the feed tube while the motor is running. Process until the carrots are finely chopped. Pour the carrot mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until well blended. Spread the batter into the prepared dish and bake for 35 minutes, or until the edges pull away from the sides and you can place a tooth pick into the middle and it comes out dry. Cool on a wire rack.

To make the frosting beat the cream cheese and conf. sugar until smooth. Add the lemon juice, nutmeg and vanilla. Spread the frosting over the cooled bars and then sprinkle with chopped pecans. Cut into bars. Decorate each with an icing orange carrot with green leaves. Or decorate each with a team “letter” symbol, like the ND for Notre Dame. Joe Drozda is a Carmel resident and an author about sports and food. You may contact him at drozda@ tailgatershandbook.com or visit www.tailgatershandbook.com.

Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and sprinkle on both sides of steak. Grill, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into thickest part of meat registers 130°F, 18 to 20 minutes total for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a grooved cutting board and let stand 5 minutes before slicing. While steak is standing, reheat corn mixture over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro and scallion greens if you choose. Spoon corn on top of sliced steak.

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Cook white part of scallions in butter with garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon each cumin and chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until scallions are tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in corn, tomatoes, and jalapeños.

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is the exposure it has had to changes in humidity; unlike freshly cut wood, it has been expanding and contracting for several hundred years. But personally, the most intriguing reason I kept hearing for using reclaimed wood, is that many salvagers of antique lumber find the history fascinating and lean towards its use for that reason alone. Old barn wood is perhaps the most popular form of recycled wood in the United States. Using salvaged barn beams, which have been chopped or sawed by hand, is a popular architectural detail effortlessly incorporated into many great rooms, hearth rooms, and kitchens.  Barn boards and beams are easily at home in both sophisticated and rustic settings.     Consumers are finally beginning to appreciate the beauty found in recycled lumber taken from structures like old mills and abandoned warehouses.  It has become fashionable, as well as environmentally-friendly, to use this reclaimed product in furniture-making and home decor.  What we have learned from this eco-friendly generation is that any time we can recycle a product it only helps the overall environment.  Using reclaimed wood is steadily becoming as common as throwing a plastic bottle into a recycling bin.

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Dr. Leyla Akanli pediatric pulmonologist “Take a deep breath.” It’s good advice for stressful situations. But when your child is struggling for air as a result of asthma or cystic fibrosis, it can be hard to do. With the resources at the pediatric pulmonology Center at peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, Dr. Leyla Akanli makes it a little easier by providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for children with a wide range of respiratory conditions and disorders.

Most women who need hysterectomies qualify for laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Jeffrey Blake explains why they should accept nothing less.

Dr. Jeffrey Blake is a leader in the Indianapolis area at performing laparoscopic hysterectomies, an alternative to traditional hysterectomy that enables a quicker recovery, smaller scars and an outpatient hospital stay.

“Most patients go home four to eight hours after surgery, and recovery is usually one to three weeks, not six to eight,” he said. “Unfortunately, the majority of hysterectomies are still performed abdominally, and that’s what results in the most pain and longest delay getting back to normal activity post-surgery.”

Laparoscopic hysterectomies consist of three small incisions, and can be used for either Dr. Jeffrey Blake, Ob/Gyn Dr. Blake encourages women in need of a Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH), hysterectomy to do their research beforehand. “Many which removes the entire uterus and cervix, or patients aren’t aware of the laparoscopic approach to Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH), hysterectomy,” he said. “Or if they are, they see a which removes only the uterus. Ovaries can be physician who can’t or won’t do it. These patients removed or left in place depending on the reason for deserve the best approach possible, but right now the the hysterectomy and the patient’s preference. decision has to come from them. Patients drive their There are several advantages to laparoscopic health care; they have to do their own research on who hysterectomies. The procedure takes only 40-80 can perform this procedure.” minutes, and can be performed on 95 percent of When a physician loves the work they’re performing, it candidates – including those who have had previous speaks volumes. Dr. Blake has been conducting surgeries, advanced endometriosis or large fibroids. laparoscopic operations for more than six years now, Dr. Blake emphasizes the benefits of the approach, and and he couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the regrets that it is not more widely practiced.

Dr. Akanli is a pediatric pulmonologist who studied medicine in Istanbul and completed her residency and pulmonary fellowship in New York. Before joining the peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent team in 2007, she taught pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology at University Hospitals in New Jersey and California. Dr. Akanli also serves as the medical director of the pediatric Sleep Disorders Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Akanli call 317-338-2825. She is located in Suite 108 at St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast. For more information about children’s asthma, including symptoms, causes and treatments, visit peytonmanning.stvincent.org/asthma.

minimally invasive approach for many surgeries. “I love doing it,” he said. “I love when my patients come back two weeks later feeling great and telling me they can’t believe how easy it was. And I hear these stories all the time.” To schedule a consultation with Dr. Blake at St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast in Suite 202, call his office at 765-646-8569. For more information on minimally invasive surgeries, you can also visit DrJeffBlake.com.


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For many years, women have been led to believe that ovarian cancer is the undetectable, silent killer. While the disease has a reputation of being harder to detect than other forms of cancer, there are several warning signs women should watch out for that can lead to early discovery, giving those affected a better chance at remission. Symptoms that may indicate ovarian cancer include: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or suppressed appetite and urinary difficulties – usually a feeling of having to urinate too often. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, don’t worry; most everyone does at some point. If any of these symptoms lasts for more than two weeks, however, you should contact your primary care provider about a pelvic exam and ultrasound. Early detection always means better odds at survival, so if any of these symptoms sound all too familiar, don’t wait. Learn more about ovarian cancer and other women’s health issues at the St.Vincent Women’s Health Education Seminar at 6 p.m. on September 21 at the Marten House (1801 W. 86th Street). Call 317-338-CARE (2273) to register. For more Tips 4HER, visit 3384HER.com or call our 24/7 nurse advice line at 317-338-4-HER. And don’t forget to find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/3384HER.

Saturday, September 24 Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Military Park at White River State Park, Indianapolis Every day, 35 children are diagnosed with cancer — but there is hope. That’s why Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent is partnering with The CureSearch Walk. Join us as we celebrate and honor children who have been touched by cancer while raising money to fund further cancer research — across the world and right here in Indiana. Visit CureSearchWalk.org/Indianapolis to register to walk, form a team, volunteer and more.

Joint Replacement Seminar Monday, October 3 6 p.m. 9785 North by Northeast Blvd. Hilton Garden Inn, Fishers At St.Vincent, our award-winning joint replacement program has been helping patients regain mobility for more than 30 years. This seminar will include a St.Vincent orthopedic professional and explain how joint replacement surgery can help you live without pain. Register at MedicineAndMovement.com/LearnMore or by phone at 317-338-CARE (2273).

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Darrel L. Ross, M.D., received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Ross has been principal investigator for national clinical trials at Saint John’s Health System in Anderson, an affiliation partnered with Mayo Clinic. He is a board-certified physician with major areas of interest in breast, head and neck, and prostate malignancies. Dr. Ross is skilled in cancer brachytherapy, which delivers radiation therapy through implants and shows excellent success rates. “What drives me to continue my journey in cancer care is the opportunity to offer our patients the same care in a local setting as is available in a larger center,” said Dr. Ross. Dr. Ross sees patients at St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast in Suite 202 and also sees patients at Saint John’s Cancer Center, 2020 Meridian St., in Anderson. To schedule an appointment, call 866-310-7962.


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Connecting local produce to residents Green B.E.A.N.’s mission By Scott Raychel editorial@youarecurrent.com Green B.E.A.N. Delivery prides itself on providing quality organic fruits and vegetables, and owner Matt Ewer has the green thumb to prove it. Along with his wife, Beth Blessing, Ewer started Green B.E.A.N. Delivery in the summer of 2007, and now oversees a network of farmers and artisans that produce and deliver sustainable foods to more than 700 Fishers residents, and many more in Fort Wayne, Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and Louisville. “We realized the importance of supporting local farmers and artisans in Indiana,” said Ewer. “We are trying to keep local food in our economy.” Customers can log on to the Green B.E.A.N. (Biodynamic, Education, Agriculture, and Nutrition) Delivery website and make completely customizable orders they can have mailed to them weekly or bi-weekly. Customers have a wide variety of organic and conventional foods, including produce, meats, pastas, dairy items, baby food, and much more provided by a network of farm companies and artisans including Aunt Millie’s Bakery, Farm to Kitchen Foods, and Fishers’ own Crazy Charlie’s Salsa. “Fruits and vegetables are an important part

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Is it time to turn the cellphone off? COMMENTARY By CJ McClanahan Imagine that you own a business and every Monday at 10 am you ask your senior staff members to meet for one hour. During this meeting you lay out plans for the week and discuss progress towards your goals. Do you allow your team to bring their cell phones to the meeting? If yes, are they allowed to respond to texts/emails while others are talking? Now, fast forward to lunch and see yourself sitting at a table with a prospect/client/close friend and your phone vibrates. Do you pick it up to see who is calling/texting/emailing? Over the last 8 years, I have been conducting a non-scientific experiment in human behavior. My research indicates that 97.5% of leaders allow their staff to play on their phones during meetings and 99.8% of individuals check to see who is calling when they hear/feel the vibration at lunch. There was actually a time when we didn’t carry a phone to every meeting, little league game or lunch appointment. And guess what? People were OK with the fact that we couldn’t be reached every minute of every day. In fact, I would argue that our productivity was higher when we paid attention to the current moment. So, why do we do it? Why have we allowed interruptions into every facet of our lives? The unfortunate truth is that we have become so addicted to immediate gratification that we

actually enjoy the disruptions. We get bored easily and look for anything to break the monotony. That’s why one of the most important habits you can develop is the ability to avoid distractions and live in the moment. Research clearly indicates that it’s nearly impossible to multitask on more than one activity that requires your thoughtful attention. As a result, when you allow yourself to be distracted by interruptions you easily lose your train of thought. A handful of texts during a meeting can keep you from grasping an important concept. Answering emails while working on a critical document can stretch a one hour project into an entire afternoon. I’ve been working on living in the moment for the last eight years and one thing I can promise you is that it’s not easy. The world tells you that inviting distractions into your life is the best way to stay connected and be productive. The world is wrong. It’s time to slow down and smell the roses. As with most things in life, the solution is simple. All you need to do is choose to execute. Choose wisely. CJ McClanahan is the founder and president of reachmore, a leadership training and consulting firm, and also the author of “Thrive.” To contact CJ, or to find out more about reachmore, go to www. goreachmore.com.

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Custom bath remodel with enlarged walk-in shower COMMENTARY By Larry Greene ORIGINAL MASTER BATH: This home is located in the Feather Cove subdivision in the Geist area. When the homeowners recently purchased their 20-year-old home, they knew the master bath was the first thing on their list to renovate. According to the homeowners, “We had this small fiberglass shower (think telephone booth), carpeting on the floor, very short vanities, poor space utilization and out-of-date fixtures and countertops.” NEW CUSTOM DESIGN: The design team set out to modify the overall floor plan as needed to come up with a functional design to meet the owner’s needs. According to the owner, “The 3-D design experience was excellent. We were able to work in a real-time basis to make changes and immediately see a 3-D rendering of the finished bathroom.” FAVORITE FEATURES: The homeowner commented, “The redesign of our space allowing us to have a full size walk-in shower is our favorite part of the remodel. The features we enjoy include the efficient use of space, walk-in shower, taller counters, new travertine flooring, free standing tub, upgraded fixtures and new coun-

Before tertops. We enjoy it very much.” CONSTRUCTION LESSONS: Materials were all ordered in advance and stored offsite, thus avoiding delays caused by late delivery. The construction phase lasted about four weeks. The bathroom was sealed with a zippered “air lock” to keep any dust from the remainder of the house. Each day drop cloths were placed over hardwood floors and removed at the end of the day. Carpeting was protected with a self-sticking durable plastic sheet, it survived throughout the construction. SHOWER DETAILS: The walk-in shower includes a frameless glass enclosure with two panels and brushed nickel hardware. The new

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Back to school and backpacks HUMOR By Dick Wolfsie I never wore a bike helmet when I was a kid. I have no recollection of using seatbelts. Things were different in those days. My Little League baseball coach instructed us not to drink water when we were practicing because it would give us a stomach ache. Every time my mother bought me a pair of shoes, they X-rayed both my feet for good measure and then I’d also get zapped with a chest X-ray anytime I went to the pediatrician. I’m not into conspiracy theories, but looking back now, this may have been a well-executed plot to prevent Boomers from living into adulthood and bleeding dry all the future Social Security and Medicare funds. I don’t ever remember wearing a backpack when I was a kid. Most of us had three-ring binders and we stacked our algebra and English lit book on top then trotted down the hall to class. A few nerds (or whatever they were called in the ’60s) carried briefcases. This made it tough on bullies because it was hard to get both a seventh grader and an attaché case into a locker. The hottest new thing in backpacks is L.L. Bean’s Turbo Transit II, which is also the highspeed train my sister takes to work from Long Island to Manhattan. The backpack is 2,400 cubic inches, the ideal size, say the Bean counters. Of course, if you told me that 2,400 cubic inches

is the size of my front lawn, I’d have believed that, also. Now, scientists say: “A loaded backpack should not exceed 10 percent of the child’s weight, so a grade-schooler who weighs 100 pounds should only be hauling (wait, wait, don’t tell me)—10 pounds.” This astounding calculation comes to us from the fine folks at AOTA (the American Occupational Therapy Association), who also note: “A backpack worn too low will cause a child’s shoulders to hunch and neck to lean forward.” We didn’t have backpacks in the ’60s, but that’s still a darn good description of my entire high school graduating class parading up to get their diplomas. AOTA researchers roamed the corridors of hundreds of high schools and asked more than 1,000 students if they could weigh them and then weigh their backpacks. About 50 percent did exceed the recommended limit. The other half called school security. Last year there were 29,754 backpack-related injuries reported by emergency rooms across the country. I’m not sure what that means, but this has to be a good thing for today’s aspiring scholars. “The dog ate my homework” just doesn’t cut it anymore.

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