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Girls’ lacrosse call-out – The Fishers/HSE Girls Lacrosse team is holding a call out meeting on Dec. 2 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the SPORTS Office, 12690 Promise Rd. No experience is necessary. Discussion items include new coaches, spring season fees, uniforms, and physical/concussion testing.

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Nick Keeling a senior at HSEHS, assembled a model train and donated it to Fishers Public Library “just for fun.” (Photo by Brian Brosmer.) Founded Jan. 25, 2011, at Fishers, IN Vol. III, No. 44 Copyright 2013. Current Publishing, LLC All Rights Reserved. 30 South Range Line Road Carmel, IN 46032 317.489.4444 info@youarecurrent.com The views of the columnists in Current in Fishers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of this newspaper.

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“It was really cool to have support from established artists and to see that people can make a living as artists, too,” said Anya Talatinian, a junior at Fishers High School. (Photo by Julie Roberts.)

Eye on the exhibition for Watson

By Julie Roberts • news@curreninfishers.com

Allyson Watson and Anya Talatinian, two high students from Hamilton Southeastern and Fishers high schools, respectively, were invited arts to display their artwork at the Indiana Artists’ Club’s second Member Exhibition. Displayed at Fishers Town Hall, the exhibition features 70 pieces in a wide variety of media and styles, created by IAC members Jerry Points, former Indiana Artists’ Club President and owner of art gallery Eye on Art in Carmel, intends to keep the Indiana Artists’ Club alive for a very long time. “I wanted to increase our membership, adding new and younger artists,” Points said. That’s why this year, the IAC scoured both high schools for two outstanding pieces of art, finally selecting artwork created by Watson and Talatinian. Each was awarded $100. “This is a small way of recognizing the high level of work being done in our high schools, so [students] can see their work in relation to other artists.”

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Points believes their artwork holds its own with the other talented artists in the IAC. The Indiana Artist’s Club was founded by a group of artists in 1917, the most notable being Indiana landscape painter T.C. Steele. The club’s purpose was to promote the artistic interests of its members, as well as a sense of community. Points continues the IAC’s tradition of promoting artists. “[They] have no idea how to market themselves,” said Points, who earned his marketing chops during his 12 years as a graphic designer at Lilly. Talatinian, a junior, plans to be an artist, and is in the process of building her portfolio for college submissions. She felt intimidated at the prospect of displaying her sculpture alongside other professional artists, however, the attention she received was affirming. “It was really cool to have support from established artists and to see that people can make a living as artists, too,” she said. The Indiana Artists’ Club Exhibition will display at Fishers Town Hall through Dec. 13.

Sheriff’s Office earns re-accreditation Sheriff Mark Bowen and members of the Hamilton County Sherriff’s Office attended an awards banquet in Winston-Salem, N.C. to receive an award from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. CALEA is an international organization that recognizes outstanding achievement in law enforcement agencies. Read more at currentinfishers.com.

HSE student to play softball at Grace College – Head Coach Heather Johnson of Grace College is pleased to announce the signing of Brittany Turner from Hamilton Southeastern for 2015. Turner comes from a strong high school program at HSE where the Royals have reached 25 wins for two straight seasons. She helped the Royals to a 25-5 record as a junior, winning Turner the Hoosier Crossroads Conference championship and a sectional title. HSE was ranked No. 6 in the Class 4A poll when they lost the regional championship game. During her sophomore year, Turner saw HSE rack up 25 more wins. Turner is the daughter of Matt and Christeen Turner and plans to major in elementary education and special education at Grace. How to avoid family security threats – Hunter Law Office presents a free interactive workshop focusing on the “Seven Threats to You and Your Family’s Security and How to Avoid Them,” on Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to Noon at 9090 E. 131st St. The workshop helps families plan for life with all its unexpected twists and turns that inevitably take us off course. We help families and businesses protect assets against loss from lawsuits, nursing homes, children’s indiscretions, estate taxes, and provide estate planning for business succession. PLAN WHILE YOU CAN! Space is limited. To register, please do so via our website at http://www.hunterlawoffice.net/Estate-Planning-workshops.php or call 863-2030. Now hiring – AT&T announced on Nov. 20 that the company will hire workers for nearly 70 jobs in Indiana, including nearly 30 new jobs. The positions to be filled are technicians, retail and corporate support. Officials said 14 of the jobs are in Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville. AT&T announced earlier this year that it has invested more than $325 million in its Indiana wireless and wireline networks during the first half of 2013 and more than $1.3 billion in its Indiana wireless and wired networks from 2010 through 2012.

FHS band boosters fundraising

Fishers High School’s Band Boosters will host a fundraising event, called “Antiques in April,” at Fishers High School and will feature more than 100 high-end exhibitors selling antiques, vintages and repurposed merchandise. Read more at currentinfishers.com.

Student attends career training

Shelby Swain, a Purdue student from Fishers, was invited to join 550 top collegiate agriculture students recently in Kansas City, Mo., to engage in career preparation training at the Agriculture Future of American Leaders Conference. Read more at currentinfishers.com.

Extra patrols Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel periods in Indiana and local, county and state police are adding extra patrols to increase safety on the state’s streets and highways. “Until Dec. 1, we will have saturation patrols as part of a comprehensive effort to curb impaired driving,” said Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen. “Anyone found to be driving impaired will be arrested. Also, occupants not using seat belts or who are not properly restrained will be cited and given a ticket.” To read more, visit www.currentinwestfield.com.


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Advice for a new mayor

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concerns, ask questions and be there.” Brainard said a new mayor should also set a vision and express his or her community’s wants In 2015, Fishers will welcome its first mayor. and needs. What can we expect from our new mayor? Selling your city The question The mayors agreed that community government was answered growth occurs when advertising a city’s by three mayors strengths to its target audience outside serving our neighboring cities: Jim Brainthe area. ard from Carmel, Andy Cook of Westfield, Brainard said that if a city can prove and John Ditslear from Noblesville, at that the quality of life is just as good as an event held Nov. 20 at Forum Confersomeplace else, there is a strong arguence Center titled “What to Expect When Cook ment for bringing jobs to the city. You’re Expecting Your First Mayor.” Pre“Graduates today look around the sented by the Fishers Chamber of Comcountry to figure out where they want merce, the session drew members of to live and then look for a job,” he said. the community that gathered to listen Ditslear advised that mayors use to the mayors as they discussed their social media tools to sell their city, such challenges and opportunities and advice as websites, Twitter, Facebook and lofor a new mayor. cal sources such as newspapers, radio Traits of effective leadership Ditslear and TV. “We’ve worked very hard to develop Learn who your key partners are a sense of identity and community and “Our town attorney has been very a sense of economic development,” said instrumental in the different changes Cook of Westfield’s transition from a from being a town to becoming a city,” town to a city. He added that forming Cook said. neighborhood associations also helps to Ditslear said school systems and the create a strong sense of community. chamber of commerce are key partners, “I was very fortunate to also be associBrainard as well as workforce development and ated with a very good city council; that citizens’ groups. has become more important as we go along,” he Use personal strengths said, adding that traveling the state to meet with “Be humble,” Distslear advised. “Be a true other mayors and learn what has worked for their servant. Everyone in the community is important. communities also is a great opportunity. The person who’s living on Social Security, their Ditslear advised that listening to the commuproblems are just as important as any other nity is very effective for great management. business person.” “It’s important for me to see people, hear their FHS math teams take first, third in Rose-Hulman contest – Fishers High School’s math team had an outstanding performance Nov. 9 at the Rose-Hulman Math Contest. 26 teams and more than 400 students competed. In the sophomore division, FHS placed first; in the senior division, they placed third. Sophomore Daniel Vance had the top score in his division. From left to right: Daniel Vance, Chloe Snipes, Priyanka Shah, Gabriel Paree-Huff. (Submitted photo.)

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Back Pain and You: When to Call the Doctor By Praveen Perni, M.D., Board Certified Spine Surgeon

Back pain is the second most common reason patients go to see their doctor, after the common cold. The most common cause of back pain is a muscle strain or sprain. There are several muscles that run along the spine on either side, and sometimes when you twist or turn the wrong way, you can get tears in the muscle or the ligaments that attach to the bone, causing muscle spasms and the acute onset of back pain.

SO, WHEN SHOULD YOU SEE YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT YOUR BACK PAIN? Certainly you can wait a few weeks to see if that muscle spasm or joint arthritis improves after you’ve modified some of your activities and taken some antiinflammatories. However, if you have had symptoms for more than four weeks, you should see your primary care physician to evaluate it. There are also certain symptoms that we call “red flag symptoms.” For example: if you have any signs of acute weight loss; if you’re having fevers, chills or night sweats; if you have a pain in your back that wakes you up at night; if you have any history of cancer. These are all cases where you need to get in and see someone right away. Thankfully, most cases of low back pain go away on their own after a few days. In those rare instances where it does not, there are several treatment options, such as medications, physical therapy, or target injection treatment to help alleviate the pain.

Another cause for low back pain involves the disc that cushions the two vertebral bodies in the spine. Over time, that disc can get some wear and tear, and as we get older, the disc starts to dehydrate. When that happens, you can Praveen Perni, M.D. When it comes to treating back pain, the staff at St.Vincent get tears and herniations in Fishers Hospital has years of spine the disc, which can become painful and experience. It’s a brand new facility, which cause lower back pain. means we’re working with state-of-the-art When the disc starts to wear out, that equipment on the latest procedures to help starts to put more pressure on your facet ensure our patients have the best possible joints, which are the joints in the back of outcomes. From the nursing staff to the your spine. Those can also become imaging technicians, they’re very attentive arthritic and painful. Usually when people and compassionate to the patients’ needs. have facet arthritis, they have pain mostly For more information or to schedule when they are bending backwards, or leaning to the side or rotating. All of those a free get-acquainted visit with movements put more pressure on the facet Dr. Praveen C. Perni, call 317-583-3192. joints.

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Wishbone 5K Run/Walk returns

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Four years ago, Terri Apple had a vision that had a significant impact on the Fishers YMCA’s fundraising efforts. The results of that vision, the Fishers YMCA’s Wishbone fundraising 5K Run/Walk, takes place Thanksgiving Day at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 per person or $75 for a family of four, and includes a long-sleeve running shirt. Of each registration, $10 will support the Fishers “Y FOR ALL” campaign, which enables people to participate in YMCA programs who otherwise can’t afford them. In 2012, $25,000 was raised for this campaign. Apple, personal training coordinator at the Fishers Y, got the idea for the Wishbone 5K Run/ Walk four years ago. Deeply committed to the YMCA mission, she wanted to make a significant financial contribution. “I couldn’t write a check for $25,000, but I could create an event that would raise the money.” The Wishbone 5K race was born. “We got a permit from the town, and then we went from there,” Apple said. The race has grown steadily each year. The first year 1,000 people participated. This year over 2,000 people will participate. “It’s fun to watch it grow,” Apple said. Part of what makes the Wishbone 5K so popular is that it’s a family event, which Apple says is their top priority. Family festivities start the night

Hamilton County Sherriff Mark Bowen ran in last year’s Wishbone 5K Run/Walk. (Submitted photo)

before the race, when the Y hosts a family fun night with bounce houses, bowling, face painting and a kids craft table. After the Run/Walk, kids can participate in the Youth Fun Run, which starts at 9:15 a.m. Every child receives a bib with the number 1 on it, and they run through the woods behind the Y. Registration for the Youth Fun Run is free with a food donation. The Wishbone 5K Walk/Run begins and ends at the Fishers YMCA, 9012 E. 126th St. Contact Teri Apple with questions at tapple@indymca.org.

YOU’RE INVITED! Sunday, December 1 • 3:00 p.m. 11351 Village Square Lane, Fishers, IN www.ds-indy.com You are invited to attend the installation of Rev. James Schulz at Divine Savior Lutheran Church as a certified pastor in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. • Sunday, December 1 • 3:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Daniel May, President of the Indiana District of the LCMS, will perform the rite of installation. 11351 Village Square Lane, Fishers, IN • For more information, call 317.849.9692

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MyIndyParty.com started the Holiday Hands of Hope project last year to benefit children at the Wheeler Mission Center for charity Women and Children, and this year co-owners and Fishers resident Jennifer Payne and Renee Ahearn are organizing their second holiday gift drive. All of the items collected are distributed to kids at Wheeler Mission. Last year’s Holiday Hands of Hope was a huge success. “We collected around 325 items and this year we hope to get 400 to 500,” said Payne, co-owner and CEO of MyIndyParty.com. “We are really hoping to exceed last year’s number of items.” Payne explained that once the donations are collected, the gifts will be delivered to the Wheeler Mission Center for Women and Children. A “Santa’s Workshop” is then created by Wheeler Mission and the mothers at the center can choose holiday gifts for their children. Any leftover gifts are saved for upcoming birthdays. “Wheeler Mission is really thankful that we are doing this again this year,” Payne said. Collection boxes will be distributed at various businesses in the area. From Nov. 22 through Dec. 18, people can donate new and unwrapped gifts. The following locations will have collection boxes through Dec. 18: Sky Zone, 10080 E. 121st

Collection boxes will be distributed at various businesses in the area and from Nov. 22 through Dec. 18; people can donate new and unwrapped gifts. (Submitted Photo.)

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By Nancy Edwards • nancy@youarecurrent.com Fishers may see a $100 million investment in the future, provided the town adopts the proposed 1 percent food and education beverage tax. Town council member Scott Faultless announced that an unidentified source is considering investing $100 million in Fishers, during the second hearing for the potential food and beverage tax on Nov. 18 at Fishers Town Hall. “There is a deal, there is a plan,” he said of the investor’s intentions. “Unfortunately, I can’t tell you (what that is). One thing is for certain, if we don’t pass this, that deal goes away.” The proposed tax is to be used for either property tax relief or economic development. Although no plans have been announced, council member John Weingardt said he would be in favor of using the additional tax to support Hamilton Southeastern Schools. HSE may be facing budget cuts of $250,000 for the 2014-2015 school year.

The additional funding could support five to six teachers, according to Weingardt. Council member Renee Cox stood by her decision to oppose the additional tax, saying she believes the town can still bring in economic development through new businesses, which prompted responses from other council members, including Stuart Easley. “You can’t just go out and wish businesses to come,” Easley said. “I caution Renee to think about her foundation of logic.” Faultless reminded Cox that she signed a letter in favor of the food and beverage tax in March 2012. “You said, ‘I want every small town and city to prosper’ when there were no tools to develop (economic plans),” Faultless said. Cox replied that she did not know the facts and numbers when she signed the letter. “I have all the information now, and I’ve made a decision based on the information,” she said. “I still stand (by my decision).” The council will vote on the tax Dec. 2.

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FHS wins state cheerleading competition; HSE places 2nd (Above) Fishers High School competition cheer squad wins state championship; (Left) Hamilton Southeastern High School runner-up. FHS’s varsity competition cheerleaders won their first state Div. A championship recently at Southport High School. The Tigers executed a nearly flawless routine with confidence and pride, earning a score of 267 points. The next closest team was HSEHS’s squad with 254 points for runner-up honors. HSEHS has earned nine state titles and won a national title last year. Both high schools will compete in nationals. (Submitted photos.)


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From hobby to career Railroad enthusiast donates train to library

Nicholas Keeling, 18, loves trains. He spent nine months of labor and money, mostly from his own pocket, to assemble a train set, “just for fun,” and then donated the model train to the Hamilton East Public Library Fishers Branch. (Photos by Brian Brosmer)

By Nancy Edwards • nancy@youarecurrent.com Many young boys enjoy watching, collecting or playing with model trains. Nicholas Keeling never imagined that this kind of hobby would turn into an aspiring career for him. Keeling, 18, a senior at HSEHS, loves trains. cover story He spent nine months of labor and money, mostly from his own pocket, to assemble a train set, “just for fun,” and then donated the model train to the Hamilton East Public Library Fishers Branch. The engineering hopeful, along with help from friends, Paul Thieme, HSEHS senior; Geoffrey Gwin, HSEHS junior; Carl Martin, Purdue freshman; and Kyle McMillian, Florida Tech freshman, began building the 4 x 8-foot train set last year. Keeling was willing to donate the train to the children’s area in the library because he had always enjoyed the already trainthemed section himself, and he wanted kids to experience the same joy of watching a model train. “Kids are always in love with the interactive train routes,” Keeling said. “This definitely is a big thing for the kids’ area. I’ve been told by people who run the library that they usually run to the train first.” Keeling said he and his friends “spent countless hours” on the project, finished their work and delivered their product to the library in September. In addition to his friends, teachers at HSEHS assisted with the project, and donations helped cover expenses. One of those teachers was Jeffrey Wilkins, coordinator of Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program at HSEHS.

PLTW develops hands-on, project-based science, technology, engineering and math curricula for use by elementary, middle and high schools. Pathway To Engineering and Biomedical Science is offered for high school students. The high school Pathway To Engineering sequence includes eight full-year courses: a pair of foundation courses (Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles Of Engineering), several courses on engineering specialties (aerospace, biological and civil engineering; architecture; computer integrated manufacturing and digital electronics), and a capstone course, Engineering Design and Development. “We are impressed with Nick’s leadership to spearhead this project with other students in our Project Lead the Way (PLTW) pre-engineering program at HSEHS,” Wilkins said.“PLTW has given them the skills to manage and successfully implement a project of this scale and use the design process to continue to make it better. This is just the first step in an engineering career and these students seem to be heading down the right track.” Reared in Cincinnati until he was 6, Keeling was fascinated with railroads, which led him to start his hobby of collecting wooden trains. “I grew up with railroads surrounding me everywhere,” he said. I didn’t know it was going to turn into a career.” Keeling puts his skills to good use as a volunteer for the Indiana Transportation Museum, where he has served for four years. Currently he is a coach attendant, assisting to manage the train and helping customers get on and off the train. “Ever since I found out the museum existed, I started to volunteer more and more and more - now I volunteer every week on

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“Kids are always in love with the interactive train routes,” Nicholas Keeling, a senior at HSEHS said. “This definitely is a big thing for the kids’ area. I’ve been told by people who run the library that (kids) usually run to the train first.”

Saturdays,” he said. Keeling estimates that he has served about 800 hours as a volunteer with the museum, which has greatly advanced not only his technical skills, but his social skills as well. “I get to talk to adults and find that it’s easier to talk to them than people my own age because of my involvement with the museum and community,” he said. “These skills learned will be a benefit for the rest of my life.” Keeling is now considering his future. He said he would like to study civil engineering and urban planning, “anything related to improving the infrastructure in a community,” and would like to attend a well-respected college out of state. “I love seeing different sections of the world,” Keeling said. “I like experiencing different things, from the shipping yards of Sault Ste. Marie (Canada) to the transportation of the materials. And the passengers – I love them.”

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Keeling encourages students, including those at a young age, to volunteer their time with something they enjoy doing. “One of my teachers said there is nothing more strong than the heart of a volunteer,” he said. “Find something you like; you can volunteer with art, railroads or Habitat for Humanity. A lot of teenagers should volunteer to improve their outlook on life.” The Indiana Transportation Museum is seeking volunteers from the age of 12 on up. For more information, visit https://itm.org or call 773.6000.

“Kids are always in love with the interactive train routes. This definitely is a big thing for the kids’ area. I’ve been told by people who run the library that they usually run to the train first.” -Nicholas Keeling


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November 26, 2013

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’Tis the season to Shop Small

Be thankful for less

In the center of today’s edition of Current, you’ll find Gifts 2013, our annual holiday shopping guide. We’re not taking Xbox or any of the other mass-merchandised wonders, but, instead, items you only can find mostly locally in the entrepreneurial enterprises along our streets. Home Town Holidays, as the subtitle suggests, attempts to bring it all home, so to speak. This section, with its terrific homespun cover illustration by our artist, Andrea Nickas, should help direct you to Shop Small, especially on Small Business Saturday this weekend. Imagine the impact we all can make by shopping locally - if even only for one day - and supporting small business by looking for the gift items that only are available in those wonderful one-off enterprises. Home Town Holidays examines some of these establishments’ offerings in an effort to help you find something distinctive this holiday season. Our editors and reporters have scoured the communities we serve in an effort to enlighten you on what’s new and different behind the storefronts. We believe it’s a worthy effort. Small Business Saturday, by the way, was launched by American Express in 2010, and it is focused on seeing small businesses and their surrounding neighborhoods prosper. We’ll do our part. Will you? Food for thought: Small Business Saturday is a noble effort. Why couldn’t every Saturday be that way? Imagine the economic impact of 52 such days each year. Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@ youarecurrent.com.

Wanna write us a letter? You can do it a couple ways. E-mailing it to info@currentinfishers.com is the quickest and easiest. The old-fashioned way is to snail mail it to Current in Fishers, 30 S. 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.

The spirit of giving Commentary by Terry Anker The motives that drive people to contribute to special causes are widely varied and complicated. Many of us give because we feel that we benefited from a great childhood filled with abundance, and there are just as many who share because we had the worst possible life as kids and have vowed that no one else should suffer as we did. Some speak of our generosity nonstop on nationally syndicated talk shows and others demure to even have our names appear on an annual report. The family behind Carmel Financial, Tom and Soni Sheehan, have dedicated much of their lives to create a family foundation to help children – all following the death of their young son, Tim, in 1973 of cancer. Led by example, their daughter Tracey is becoming an important philanthropist in her own right. Their gifts will help scores for generations. Alan Symons, owner of Breath of Life a provider of home healthcare gear in Westfield, found himself on a flight last month when the attendant asked passengers to consider a donation

to support breast cancer awareness as part of a special month-long program. After about 2 hours and paltry donations, Symons stepped up and organized the staff with baskets like Sunday at church. The newly motivated (and entertained) passengers dug a little deeper – and then another flier, inspired by the effort and remembering his own sister’s fight, offered to match whatever was collected. Ultimately, the flight raised the most of any during the airline’s promotion. Whatever the motivation, generosity is good. Check out YouTube videos of both these stories and be inspired. The Sheehan’s narrative was captured by the local community foundation; and with Symons, another traveler caught the act on a cellphone and posted it all. At this time of national thanksgiving, it is good to be reminded of the best in us, be it grand or humble. For it, I am grateful. Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@currentincarmel. com.

What are you thankful for this year? A new marriage, job, baby or home? Or are you finding it difficult to be thankful this year as a result of the loss of a job, marriage or loved one? It often is difficult to remain thankful when a loss of any kind occurs. Then you read through your friends’ cheery comments on Facebook: their posts about their perfect spouses, well-behaved kids, lavish vacations and big promotions. That’s the reason I stopped reading Facebook comments. I felt as though I could never even come close to having my friends’ ideal lives. During times of financial and relationship stress or loss, I have often felt alone and sorry for myself. However, whenever I was having one of those “pity party” days, I always felt that nudge, a reminder from God, that things could be a lot worse. During the recent past when I was a volunteer editor at my church and had those negative days, I received stories from writers describing mission trips. Those trips involved helping people in third-world countries: children who ate dirt and rocks to settle their stomachs. Residents who lived in a tiny, windblown hut. Women who sold themselves on the street because, otherwise, they could not afford to care for their families. And yet, when they welcomed their American visitors, they smiled and cheered: “Praise God!” Praise God? When I have plenty of food and clothes, a warm house, transportation, a job and family and friends and yet I STILL complain? I remember those kind-hearted, grateful people when I’m having another one of those days. The days when I pray, “Thank you, God, for your blessings. I’m not feeling very grateful today, but you’ve given me all I could possibly need, and more.” Please remember your blessings this week. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nancy Edwards is the managing editor of Current in Fishers. You may e-mail her at nancy@youarecurrent.com

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Thankful for thighs

Commentary by Danielle Wilson

During the weekend I had the chance to spend a giftcard at a local clothing store. My two daughters came along for the ride, though humor I explicitly stated that I was only buying stuff for me, damn it, and that even if they decided to try clothes on, we would not be bringing them home. “Ask Santa!” I commanded, “and for God’s sake, stop fighting!” I ditched my girls as soon as I walked in and began grabbing items from the racks. A pair of jeans, two pencil skirts, a workout ensemble. I even found several possible replacements for my favorite cardigan; MIA since summer. Ignoring the still-arguing sisters, I continued to forage for interesting pieces. After another 20 minutes, I finally hauled everything into a dressing room and began stripping down. As I bent over to free a foot snagged in a legging, I caught a glimpse of my thighs in the mirror, illuminated in all their glory by sub-standard fluorescent lighting. I almost fell over. What the truck is that? For a brief moment I thought someone else was in the room with me, for surely those could not be my legs! I forced myself to do some deep breathing and to look again. My ultra-pale skin showed hundreds of lumps and pock marks and generallyunsightly fatty deposits from my knees to my rear. How can this be? How can I look so good in clothes but so hideous in the buff? Had I sported

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these hams in a bathing suit? I’m not going to lie; the next word that came to mind was lipo. But who’s got the money or recovery time for that? Not this gal. The thrill of shopping dampened, I pulled on the way-too-tight jeans and the weirdly-cut workout pants anyway. Nothing below the belt looked even decent in my now self-conscious view. Or maybe some did, but I’d been so traumatized by my horrid Fatty McFat legs that I couldn’t tell. Even the sweaters now appeared dowdy and old-fashioned. Wallowing in self pity, I began packing up, and soon became aware of my girls a few doors down. They were laughing hysterically over each other’s clothing selections and thrilled to be playing dress-up in clothes they knew they couldn’t own. As I listened to their hilarious banter, it hit me. Who cares if I have Oompa Loompa thighs? I’ve somehow managed to raise a pair of extraordinary daughters who really love each other. So this Thanksgiving, instead of focusing on my aging, repugnant body or my lack of new clothing to camouflage it, I’m going to appreciate my children. My silly, annoying, wonderful children. Here’s hoping you find something to be thankful for too. Peace out.

Danielle Wilson is a contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at danielle@currentincarmel.com.

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THIS WEEK Upland Brewing Company Leftover Turkey Run – If you’re looking for a way to burn off all the excess Thanksgiving stuffing, CARMEL head out to Eagle Creek Park, 7840 W. 56th St., Indianapolis, on Nov. 30 to run with some like-minded individuals. The runs begin at 3 p.m. and participants can choose from a 5k, 10k or a relay, and then continue the Thanksgiving celebration at the open bar included in the registration price. Post-run food and live music will turn this quiet, wooded park into a party. Registration costs $35. For more information, call (812) 336-2337 or e-mail andrea@ uplandbeer.com. Ride the Polar Bear Express Train – The enchanting 75-minute train ride through Noblesville to the “North Pole,” home of FISHERS Santa Claus, begins with a warm greeting from Snowflake, the polar bear, at the Fishers Train Station, 11601 Municipal Dr. Passengers will receive hot chocolate, cookies and a candy cane, and kids will get their first gift of the season from Santa himself. Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead this unforgettable experience to the North Pole. Train departures are 2:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30. Tickets are $30 (kids under 2 are not charged). To purchase tickets or for more information, call 773-6000 or visit www.item.org/PBX. php. From left: Evan Elliot (Smudge), James Mitchell (Sparky), Mark Tumey (Frankie) and John Whitaker (Jinx) sing “Amor/Hallelujah” during a rehearsal of the Belfry Theatre’s production of “Plaid Tidings.” (Photo by Robert Herrington)

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By Robert Herrington • robert@youarecurrent.com

Director Ron Richards is challenging his veteran cast in the Belfry Theatre’s holiday production of “Plaid Tidings.” The cast has been working on the show since September, being especially focused on Theater the music. “It’s tough vocally; there are a lot of high notes for all four of them,” Richards said. “Plaid Tidings” is the holiday sequel to “Forever Plaid” and features a heavenly boy group. Frankie, Sparky, Jinx and Smudge return to Earth where they once wove the magic of the ’50s and ’60s into the hearts of everyone. Rosemary Clooney has encouraged the boys to return this year to make things right in the world. “They don’t know what the goal is or what they are supposed to do,” Richardson said. The Plaids are four high school-age boys who formed a semiprofessional harmony singing group in the 1960s. Frankie is the leader and the most outspoken member of the group, but also has asthma. Jinx is prone to chronic nosebleeds and Smudge is the worrier with chronic nervous stomach and is reluctant to perform. Sparky is the clown of the group, wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment. The show features a mix of holiday and period music. “I want the whole thing to feel like a variety show. I really feel the audience will have fun and enjoy the music and characters,” Richards said. “There’s such a variety of music. It should appeal to most people,” Mark Tumey, who plays Frankie, said. Unlike many musicals with big numbers and productions, “Plaid Tidings”

is rather modest. “It’s unusual, different and difficult because there are four people involved in this musical,” Tumey said. “In all but five minutes we are all on stage. There’s a lot of music and you can’t count on anyone else for your part. You are the part and you have to carry that.” Four-part harmony is Jimmy Mitchell’s favorite kind of music. “When it’s tight it sounds really cool,” he said. Mitchell, who plays Sparky, said his favorite song in the show is “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” “It reminds me of me of my mom and it’s really pretty,” he said. For his role as Jinx, John Whitaker learned to play the accordion. “It’s a work in progress,” he said. “We cut the particularly hard stuff.” While the accordion is one task, another for Whitaker, who is in his fourth Belfry production, was testing his vocal range. “I’ve always been a first tenor. These songs have three octaves of range for me – some are stupid high,” he said. I like the harmonies. It’s fun to do some really excellent music.”

Plaid Tidings • Where: The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville • When: 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14; and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15. • Starring: Mark Tumey (Frankie), John Whitaker (Jinx), James Mitchell (Sparky) and Evan Elliot (Smudge). Directed by Ron Richards. • Tickets: $17 for adults, $12 for children 12 and younger • Reservations: 773-1085 or http://thebelfrytheatre.com/tickets

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony – This popular program, sponsored by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, is 7 p.m. NOBLESVILLE Nov. 29 at the Hamilton County Judicial Center, 1 Hamilton County Square. It is a hit with families and includes special holiday music, a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear and is capped off with the lighting of the beautiful downtown tree and lights. For more information, visit www.noblesvillechamber.com. Nuncrackers – Nuncrackers is “about” the Christmas spirit – sharing a good laugh, enjoying friends and family, and WESTFIELD taking a respite from worry. It’s an evening celebrating the love of fun, the gift of sharing, and the joy of being alive. Performances at the Westfield Playhouse, 1836 Ind. 32 West, are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15. Cost: $13-$15. For more information, call 896-2707 or visit www.westfieldplayhouse.org. Christmas in the Village – Enjoy a full day of holiday festivities in downtown Zionsville on Nov. 30 with free horsezionsVILLE drawn carriage rides, an hour-long Christmas parade, Radio Disney, live music, reindeer, Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the Village Christmas tree. For more information, e-mail info@zionsvillechamber. org.


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Reynolds Farm Equipment 21st Annual Lights Display • Pack up the hot chocolate, hop in the car and head to Reynolds Farm Equipment near 126th Street and Ind. 37. Drive through winding paths and marvel at the holiday scenes lit up in glorious Christmas lights. • Reynolds Farm Equipment • 12501 Reynolds Dr., Fishers • Nov. 26 through Jan. 1. • Free • 8490810 • www.reynoldsfarmequipment.com

A Beef & Boards Christmas 2013 • A dazzling array of music and dance performances makes this annual holiday show especially entertaining. Start a holiday tradition and watch Beef & Boards celebrate the holidays in style.• 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis. • 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 1. • Tickets start at $47.50 on Nov. 29 and 30 and $42.50 for Dec. 1. Members save 10 percent. • 872-9664 • www.beefandboards.com

‘Wicked The Musical’ at the Old National Centre • Don’t miss the smash hit musical about the witches from ‘Wizard of Oz.’• Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis • Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and various days and times through Dec. 1.• Tickets start at $52.50. • 231-0000 • www. oldnationalcentre.com

Winter Farmers Market in Carmel • Visit the Indiana Design Center to browse one of the largest winter markets in the state. 30 vendors will offer meats, vegetables, baked goods, teas and more. • 200 S. Rangeline Rd., Carmel. • 9 a.m. to noon. • Free • For more information, call Ron Carter at 710-0162.

Gobblers Jog • Plan to start Thanksgiving Day with a healthy 5K race. The course winds its way around the beautiful streets in the Saxony residential and commercial areas. All proceeds benefit the Come to Me Food Bank. • Saxony, 131st and Olio Road, Fishers. • 8 a.m. Nov. 28. • $28 pre-registration through Nov. 24 with T-shirt included, $28 preregistration with no T-shirt Nov. 25 and 26; family package also available. • www.indyrunners.org

Christmas in the Village • Zionsville officially kicks off the holiday season with an hour-long parade starting at 3:45 p.m. that winds its way through the Village and Main Street. From 5 to 6 p.m. enjoy entertainment and vendors on Main Street and Radio Disney will provide games and goodie bags for kids. Santa will help light the Village Christmas tree at 6 p.m. • Downtown Zionsville. • 3:45 to 6:30 p.m. • Free • 873-3836 • www.zionsvillechamber.org

Wishbone 5K • Fishers YMCA is hosting a healthy way to start Thanksgiving Day with its Wishbone 5K run followed by a kids’ fun run. Packet pickup is the night before in conjunction with the YMCA’s Family Fun Night. Members and non-members welcome to participate in the races. • 9012 E. 126th St., Fishers. • 8 a.m. Nov. 28. • Race day registration is $30 for the 5K and all proceeds benefit Fishers YMCA Y for All Annual Campaign. • Youth Fun Run is free. • Contact Terri Apple, 558-3229. • www.runnersforum.com/wishbone5k/

The Belfry Theatre Presents: ‘Plaid Tidings’ • Forever Plaid is a “heavenly” boy band that once performed the magical songs of the 50s and 60s. The boys have been encouraged to return to Earth to bring “Plaid Tidings” to everyone this holiday season. Be prepared to be swept away by songs from a bygone era and enjoy holiday favorites like “Let It Snow” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”• 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville. • 8 p.m. Nov. 30; 2 p.m. Dec. 1; and Dec. 6, 7, 8 and Dec. 13, 14, and 15.• Adults $15; 12 and under $12. • Call 773-1085 for reservations or order tickets online at www.thebelfrytheater.com.

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Bolt for the Heart • Join Heart Reach Carmel on Thanksgiving Day for their Bolt for the Heart benefit. Bolt for the Heart is a 3.33 mile run/walk that starts at the Palladium. Proceeds help fund the placement of life saving AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) in Central Indiana. • The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel. • 8:45 a.m. Nov. 28. • $25 registration through Nov. 26. • www.boltfortheheart.com 11th Annual ‘Day After Thanksgiving’ at the Carmel Old Town Antique Mall • Browse the many shops at the Carmel Old Town Antique Mall while enjoying free pizza and drinks. The busiest shopping day of the year means there will be lots of discounts and football will be on TV upstairs. • 38 W. Main St., Carmel. • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. • 566-1908 • www.carmeloldtownantiquemall.com.

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Gifted Exhibit at Nickel Plate Arts Campus • Browse this multi-media exhibit and see the displays of the many talented Hamilton County artists, and take this opportunity to pick up unique holiday gifts as there will be beautiful, handmade items available for purchase.• 107 S. Eighth St., Noblesville. • Noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 29; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 30. Every Thursday through Saturday through Dec. 28. • Free. • www.nickelplatearts.org The Center Presents: Jim Brickman • Jim Brickman is an award-winning pianist performing fan favorites like “If You Believe,” and “Angel Eyes.” Jim Brickman will perform solo piano as well as vocals.• The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel. • 8 p.m. Nov. 29. • Tickets start at $38. • 843-3800 • www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

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The Polar Bear Express Train • Fishers Train Station is the place to be to see Snowflake, the polar bear mascot who greets passengers of the Polar Bear Express train. Choose either the Deluxe ride or the North Pole trip; kids will be treated to an interactive experience that includes refreshments and a small “first gift of Christmas.” Visit the Museum Store at the train station and shop for holiday gifts and stocking suffers.• 11601 Municipal Dr., Fishers. • Dec. 1 through 22; times and some dates will vary. • $25 per person over age 2 for the Deluxe ride and $30 per person over age 2 for the North Pole trip. Tickets are sold at Will Call 45 minutes prior to departure. • Call 773-6000 for specific times on Sunday. Gingerbread Village at Conner Prarie • Stroll through the amazing and delicious-looking holiday gingerbread house village. Marvel at the many exhibits from both amateurs and professionals. Take the time to notice all the little details and try to choose a favorite display. Kids can also stop by the indoor play area and the Craft Corner whey they can create their own masterpieces. • 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 30 through Jan. 5. Closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1. • Free with general admission. • 776-6006 • www.connerprairie.org Country Christmas 2013 at sunday Stonycreek Farm • ‘Tis the season to think about Christmas trees. Why not take a hayride to pick out your own at Stonycreek Farm? Start a new tradition and find the perfect tree. Shop the gift shop and greenhouse for fresh wreaths, garland and pre-cut trees. • 11366 Ind. 38 E., Noblesville. • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Dec. 22. Closed Thanksgiving Day. • 7733344 •www.stonycreekfarm.net

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honor,” Brickman said. “You get to certain points in your career where you feel kind of like there is a vetting of quality of what you are doing when The sounds of the season will fill the Pallapeople you admire want to work with you. He is dium Nov. 29 as Jim Brickman kicks off the holijust a wonderful, charming kind person and that days with The Magic of Christmas tour. is rare in the music business.” “There’s a timeless quality to ChristIt’s been almost 20 years since Brickmas music yet a lot of the time it is conman’s debut album, No Words - time temporized to the point there is no nosthat has seen him conquer the chaltalgic feel,” Brickman said. “It’s the music lenge of being a piano player and getwe know and love like Jingle Bells but if ting airplay. it is has a pop feel it loses the nostalgia. “Down the road in the career people We’re used to hearing the beautiful renditend to take it for granted because I’ve tions of the classics the way they were Brickman had a lot of success on radio singles recorded by Nat King Cole or Rosemary but in the very beginning it was extremely chalClooney – when you hear them it takes you back.” lenging. But, like anything in life you have to The album features collaborations with arthave advocates and people who believe in you ists such as Sandi Patty, who sings “Christmas and see your passion for it,” Brickman said. “I Time is Here,” Megan Hilty, who performs “Merry would drive around in my rental car and come to Christmas Darling,” and Johnny Mathis, on a rethe old WTPI in Indy and say, ‘I’ll play at the Arts make of Brickman’s 2003 classic, “Sending You A Garden with you for a free Christmas show,’ just Little Christmas.” whatever it took.” “Certainly the experience was one of the highlights of my career because he is so iconic, and he was singing a song I wrote as opposed Jim Brickman – “The Magic of Christmas” • 8 to something like Silent Night. And, to have him p.m. Nov. 29 • The Palladium in Carmel • Tickets start at $48 • For more information call 843not only sing and love it so much that he put it 3800 or visit www.thecenterfortheperforminon his Christmas album and then titled his album garts.org. Sending you a Little Christmas is flattering and an

317.773.8754 www.SUMMERSPHC.com music Divorce What To Expect: Child-Related Expenses In any family law matter involving child custody and parenting time, the Court will issue orders concerning not only the payment of child support but payment of additional child-related expenses not covered in support. While the child support is often the most common child-related expense that comes to mind for parties when discussing family law matters, additional child-related expenses not included in support must be addressed and these expenses, in many cases, can be substantial. Typically, uninsured medical expenses and work-related child care expenses are incorporated into the child support figures and divided by formula, but not always. The most common child-related expenses outside of that calculation include: extracurricular activity expenses, private school expenses, and college expenses. These expenses are shared between parents, but how those costs are divided is not based on a strict rule. Uninsured Medical Expenses. Out-of-pocket medical expenses for the child(ren) are shared between parties pursuant to the “6% Rule,” a derivative of the child support calculation wherein the child support recipient is responsible for paying a portion of all uninsured medical expenses for the child(ren) each year. Once that parent’s annual obligation is met, the parties then share such expenses pro rata based upon their respective income shares. The child support payor’s contribution to that 6% amount is built into the child support computation and is part of each weekly payment throughout the year, effectively building up a “deductable” before owing anything additional. Work-Related Child Care. Most often, the party paying for any work-related child care receives a credit on the child support obligation worksheet for payment of such expenses. When a parent is credited with payment of such expenses on the worksheet, the same will be accounted for when determining the child support obligation; thus the support receiver pays for all work-related child care and the payor’s support payments include their contribution to this cost. In certain instances, however, it makes sense for the parties to remove child care expenses from the child support and agree to divide the same pro rata or by some other equitable means. If each parent, for example, uses a

separate daycare provider and divide the time with the children equally, it may make more sense to have each pay their respective provider and remove that cost from the child support calculation. Extracurricular Expenses. With all of the activities and the substantial costs involved, defining what the children are and will be involved in and how the costs will be apportioned is critical to avoid yet another disruption for the children in a divorce situation. Parties often share agreed-upon extracurricular expenses for the child(ren) pro rata based upon their incomes shares, but other factors can alter that approach. On top of dividing this expense, the parties also need to consider transportation, travel activities (and those costs) and the balance against their time with the children when formulating a plan to not only pay for these activities but make certain that these remain of benefit to the children involved and not another “bone to pick” between the parents, financially or otherwise. Private School Expenses. Finally, parties can agree to share private school expenses in any manner. Courts are very sensitive to the disruption of a child’s education, especially if a child has traditionally been on a private school track or is close to graduating from a private school. Indiana Courts have discretion in ordering parties to be responsible for payment of private school tuition and expenses, including ordering that the party proposing the same be 100% responsible for payment of such expenses if other party objects. Similarly, the Court may order the parties to find a way to pay for a portion of such expenses over his or her objection in an effort to keep the child in a private school if that is in their best interests. The court must consider the basis of the request and the parties’ incomes when determining what order to fashion, nonetheless. At Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C., our team has the experience, the understanding, and the compassion to assist with your family law needs. If you have questions or concerns regarding divorce, mediation, collaborative law or any other family law concerns, please contact our firm at 317.DIVORCE or visit our website at www.hzlegal.com.


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Spirit fills Zionsville’s Christmas in the Village

By Abby Walton • news@currentinfishers.com

If you’re looking for something to get you in the Christmas spirit, the Town of Zionsville is ushering in the season with its festival annual Christmas in the Village. While events will take place on weekends throughout December, the big celebration, complete with parade and tree lighting, will be held Nov. 30. A parade will take place starting at 3:45 p.m. from Eagle Elementary, winding its way through town to end near Old National Way in downtown Zionsville. Parade highlights include the Gordon Pipers, Dickens Carolers, the Trader’s Point Hunt Club, Radio Disney, live reindeer and, of course, Santa Claus. After the parade, Radio Disney will provide games and goodie bags for kids. Live music begins at 5 p.m., live reindeer will be available for pictures and Santa will help light the Village Christmas tree at approximately 6 p.m. During this time, all of the businesses in downtown Zionsville will also be open for people to do some Christmas shopping. “One reason Christmas in the Village was created was the merchant’s way of saying thank you to customers. Even today, it’s our way to show our gratitude to customers who we value so much,” stated Sandy Rogers, owner of the Butler’s Pantry on Main Street in Zionsville. During Christmas in the Village, several businesses also will be participating in the

Casler’s Kitchen & Bar – 11501 Pavilion Dr., Fishers – www.caslers.com Nov. 27 – Dave and Rae Nov. 29 – Stella Luna Nov. 30 – Andrew Young Hopwood Cellars Winery – 12 E. Cedar St., Zionsville – www.hopwoodcellars.com Nov. 29 – Keith Hughes Nov. 30 – Delta Duo Moon Dog Tavern – 4825 E. 96th St., Indianapolis – www.moondogtavern.com Nov. 27 – Brooke Roe Band Nov. 29 – Living Proof Three D’s Pub & Cafe - 13644 N,. Meridian St., Carmel - www.threedapubandcafe.com Nov. 27 - Barometer Soup Nov. 29 - My Yellow Rickshaw Nov. 30 - Living Proof Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub – 8235 E. 116th St., Fishers – www.hearthstonecoffee.com Nov. 29 – Branch Gordon Nov. 30 – Scott Greeson Cobblestone Grill – 160 S. Main St., Zionsville – www.cobblestonegrill.com Nov. 29 – Brett Wiscons Nov. 30 – Mark LaPointe Loft Restaurant at Traders Point Creamery – 9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville – www.traderspointcreamery.com Nov. 29 – Jes Richmond Vogue Nightclub – 6259 N. College Ave., Indianapolis – www.thevogue.com Nov. 28 – GRiZ with SuperVision Nov. 29 – The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band with Dom Flemons and the Whipstitch Sallies

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Members of the Zionsville High School band march in the parade. (Submitted photo)

WinterGreen Market. Vendors will be selling live wreaths, greenery, garland, holly and mistletoe. There also will also be trolley and carriage rides through the Village. Christmas in the Village is largely sponsored by the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, with events taking place through December. One of those events is the Santa House, which is making a return to Main Street

in the courtyard of the Serenity Tea Room beginning Dec. 7. For a list of hours and dates, visit the chamber’s Website at www.zionsvillechamber. org. A list of other holiday events going on in Zionsville is also available. “We hope Christmas in the Village continues as long as the town is here. It’s an experience you won’t find in the malls,” Rogers stated.

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Enjoy our special events that showcase specific arts and crafts each Saturday leading up to Christmas: Dec. 7 | Jewelry Showcase Local jewelry makers will show off their wares. Looking for something sparkly for that special someone? Check this out! Nov. 6-23 Dec. 14 | Local Author Showcase Presenting Kate Chaplin’s latest book: Shoki’s Bag. Featuring many many books by Hamilton County authors and the latest issue of the Polk Street Review! Dec. 21 | Ceramics Showcase Talented potters & ceramicists are showing off their wares in time for the holidays! One-of-a-kind gifts!

The Nickel Plate Arts region is home to dozens of gifted artists. Marvel at their many talents as you shop for holiday gifts in this multimedia exhibit of hand-made arts and crafts in all price ranges. First Friday Gifted Exhibition Open House | Dec. 6 | 6 - 9 pm 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Celebrate the many Gifted artists who live and work in this region at our First Friday Open House. Browse multimedia exhibits, enjoy holiday storytelling, live music, and yummy snacks. Don’t miss the Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s “12 Houses of Christmas Holiday Light Tour.” Cash bar available. Holiday Rentals: Offering Special Rates! Call 317.452.3690 for more details!

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Rosie’s THE SCOOP: This time of year, we all think about going home to see family. A trip to Rosie’s on the Noblesville Square feels just like that. Rosie’s is named for owner Debi Bourgerie’s grandmother, and family recipes include homemade chicken pot pie, a staggering array of baked goods, 26-ingredient sloppy joes and soups made from house-made stocks. When was the last time you had homemade rye toast with your eggs? Private parties, catering and carry-out cakes, pies, cookies and rolls are available for your holiday gatherings, and can be ordered online at www.rosiesplacestore.net. TYPE OF FOOD: American comfort food AVERAGE PRICE: $8 FOOD RECOMMENDATION: Seasonal eggs benedict DRINK RECOMMENDATION: Coffee HOURS: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. PHONE: 770-3322 ADDRESS: 68 N. 9th St. in Noblesville WEBSITE: www.rosiesplacestore.net

WHERE I DINE Chad Blankenship, manager, Cooper’s Hawk Where do you like to dine? Stone Creek Dining Company What do you like to eat there? I love the campfire pasta. What do you like about Stone Creek? I really enjoy the ambiance and all of the different menu items. Stone Creek Dining Company is at 13904 Town Center Blvd., Noblesville. They can be contacted at 770-1170 and www.stonecreekdining.com.

BEHIND BARS Apple Martini Bartender: Michael Dye at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, Fishers Ingredients and directions: Combine the following ingredients, chilled, in shaker with ice: 1.25 ounces Bacardi Limon, .75 ounce DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker, and 1 ounce sweet and sour mix. Shake and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

PARTNER EVENTS Noblesville Preservation Alliance presents 12 Houses of Christmas Holiday Light Tour Dec. 6 - 31 Noblesville Historic Neighborhoods

Back for its second year! Buy a $1 map & explore Noblesville’s historic neighborhoods by finding each of the 12 featured homes. NoblesvillePreservation.com Fishers Celebration of Lights Dec. 6 | 6 - 8:30 p.m. Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

The annual tree-lighting ceremony with BRAND NEW Winter Wonderland light display. Display runs through Dec. 30. The Hedgehog Music Showcase Dec. 6 | The Whistle Pigs | $10

Indiana Transportation Museum’s Polar Bear Express Nov. 30 | Dec 6 - 8 | 13 - 15 | 20 - 22 & Dec. 23 | Times vary each day

Call 317.773.6000 or visit ITM.org for more information! Holiday Fun at Conner Prairie The season is packed with familyfriendly activities sure to get you into the Holiday spirit! Check ConnerPrairie.org for the latest pricing and information! Holiday Adventure Conner Prairie by Candlelight Dinner with Santa Breakfast with Santa - members only Winter Fun Days Gingerbread Village

Dec. 7 | The Lloyd Wood Show $15 advance/$20 door Dec. 21 | Robin Hopkins & Kathleen Miller | $15 For details and ticket info, visit: HedgeHogMusicShowcase.com

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There are many so-called “fitness experts” out there. And we are all saying do this workout program, that one isn’t enough, fitness this one’s gets better results … enough already! Many people do not want to be a triathlete, they just want to be healthy. People in the fitness industry, myself included, are so enthusiastic that we sometimes can be overbearing. Our intentions are good, but sometimes we just don’t know when to quit. This information overload can make you feel completely turned off to the idea of working out. Target heart rate zone, carbohydrate to protein ratio, rate of perceived exertion - have your eyes glazed over yet? Dealing with all the components of getting in shape can be a full time job. There is a lot of information out there and it is hard to know what to listen to. When someone new to fitness approaches me about how to get started, I usually ask, “What did your doctor say?” Their answer, “Just start moving more.” It is a simple statement and really not all that hard to do. Go for a walk, play with your kids or even join a gym. You do not have to know the ins and outs of every aspect of the facility. Just get on a piece of cardio equipment and, like doc said, just move. Don’t try to process all the data on the screen; you can utilize that information later if you choose.

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Celebration of Lights Friday, December 6 | 6:30 p.m. @ the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater Join the Town of Fishers to light our 20-foot holiday tree! The HSE Schools Choirs will perform live and complimentary concessions will be provided by the Fishers Rotary Club. Santa Claus is stopping by for pictures. We will also debut our first ever Winter Wonderland! Over 20 light displays will come to life as your family walks around and takes in the beautiful sights! To learn more, visit www.fishers.in.us/NPD

Applying all the advice and tips from fitness specialists can be helpful in small doses. If you feel a certain machine or workout is working for you, but someone is trying to tell you it is not the most effective workout, don’t listen. If you enjoy it and it gets you moving, you’re doing what is right for you. I am not trying to attack the fitness industry, after all it’s my passion. All I’m trying to say is don’t feel guilty for not knowing or caring about all the “secrets” to the best workout. If doing what you do now has you exercising on a regular basis, good job; mission accomplished. Noblesville resident April Conard is an NETA- certified trainer and Group Fitness Director at the Noblesville Athletic Club. You may contact her at nac@nacfitness.com

Daisy Award – Riverview Hospital registered nurse Cathy Edwards was recently honored as this quarter’s DAISY Award. Edwards was nominated by Judy, a Riverview Hospital patient, for going above and beyond to streamline her care – helping to make her experience a very positive one. Included in the picture are, from left, Joyce Wood, VP/CNO; Cathy Edwards, RN; Judy, Riverview Hospital patient; and Tammi Nash, clinical operations director. Look Good, Feel Better for cancer patients – Women who have cancer are invited to join Riverview Hospital for the Look Good, Feel Better program from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Riverview Women’s Pavilion. Licensed cosmetologists will provide individualized advice on make-up, skincare, wigs and scarves. Cosmetics are provided to each participant. The program is free, but reservations are required. For more information, call 776-7133 or e-mail driggs@riverview.org.

Winter Wonderland Friday, December 6 -31 @ the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater Celebrate a new holiday tradition with Fishers Parks & Recreation. Over 20 life-sized, walkable light displays and two 20 foot toy soldiers will light up the amphitheater lawn. Don’t miss this free, beautiful display during your holiday season from 6-10 p.m. in December. For more holiday happenings, visit www.fishers.in.us/NPD

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With 1,941 home sales in October in central Indiana, overall year-to-date home sales are up 16.2 percent compared to Real EsTate this time period last year, according to statistics compiled by F.C. Tucker Company. On a monthly basis, October 2013 home sales fell 11 percent compared to October 2012, a decrease of 240 homes sold in the nine counties that F.C. Tucker tracks. Similarly, in Hamilton County, October sales slipped 21.7 percent compared to October 2012. However, year-to-date sales are strong, up 18.1 percent. • Specifically, in Fishers, home sales improved modestly last month, up 2.5 percent compared to October 2012. • Inventory continues to tighten in Fishers. Last month, 146 homes were on the market,

down 21 homes from October of last year. • Homes in Fishers are staying on the market shorter periods of time – an average of 19 fewer days – compared to October 2012. • For the first 10 months of the year, the average sales price of homes in Fishers increased 2.5 percent from last year to $180,069. Though a decrease in home sales is typical as we move deeper into the year, consumers may also be hesitant to jump in as they cautiously watch the potential for increasing interest rates. Still, we expect prices to continue rising due to the smaller supply of homes across central Indiana – an encouraging sign of market stabilization. Jim Litten is the president of F.C. Tucker Company. Comment on this article by e-mailing to editorial@ youarecurrent.com.

Things not to buy on Black Friday – 1) Toys. Prices on toys tend to drop like a rock two weeks before Christmas because retailers usually need to clear out their inventory. 2) Winter clothing. Lower prices are typical on winter clothing in the spring, as retailers try to clear out their stock from the previous season. 3) Holiday decorations. Prices are usually lowest late in December. 4) High-end HDTVs. Companies tend to give bigger discounts for lower-end TVs and sell them at a loss in order to entice customers to shop there. 5) Electronics accessories. Stores look to profit on Black Friday by selling accessories, such as cables, at a considerable mark up. 6) Fitness equipment. Customers are better off waiting until January because gym memberships and demand for exercise equipment typically spike at the start of the year. 7) Home improvement supplies and tools. Home improvement tools are best bought around Father’s Day. 8) Automotive supplies. People tend to work on their cars at roughly the same time they do their spring cleaning and that’s when you’ll find the lowest prices. SOURCE: Yahoo Finance

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Why I hate my best friends

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His name is Jeremy and it all happened about 13 years ago. I was finishing up my undergraduate degree and a bunch Spirituality of us were hanging out off campus. The conversation changed, and we started pouring out our hearts. College was coming to an end and some of the guys were about to be married, myself included. The end of an era was coming up fast. At one point in the conversation Jeremy looked at me and said, “Mike, you don’t treat Leslie very well.”  I felt like an angry cat about to pounce. Honestly, who says that? He then had the gall to give specific examples. Every example just fed my fire. I couldn’t believe it! Somehow I played it cool the rest of the night. Over the next few days I was overly aware of how I treated my wife-tobe. I started to notice little things that I said and did that weren’t all that kind. Here is this beautiful, brilliant, young woman, and I realized I didn’t always treat her right. I decided to do something most people refuse to do. I accepted his rebuke. Jeremy was right. I didn’t like it, but he was right. I discovered something really powerful yet painful. Real accountability is rough and it hurts. People today run from friendships, a church, or family that puts the pressure on. I am not talking about abuse; I am talking about healthy

conflict. You don’t want just “yes” friends; you want friends who will call you out when you are wrong. Les and Leslie Parrott, Christian marriage psychologists, insist “conflict is the only way to intimacy.” Here are two questions I want you to wrestle with: • Who in your life do you allow to push back? To challenge your decisions? Who would tell you, “That’s stupid, don’t do that!” Maybe in a gentler way, but you get the point. • Who do you need to be honest with? If there is someone who you know needs to hear something, say it. Real friends push back, so speak the truth in love. I also want to thank my incredible accountability group: Jeremy, Lance, James, David and Aaron. You have saved my life and marriage numerous times because you were honest. I know you confront me because you love me. You make me so frustrated sometimes, and yet I would give my life for you. I thank God for friends like you. My best friends, that yes, sometimes I hate. Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Mike Colaw is the director of ministries at Trinity Church. You may email him at justthink@ luke117.com. Visit his Web sites www.trinitywesleyan.com or www. luke117.com

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Famous 1sts in Deutsches Museum Commentary by Don Knebel Munich’s Deutsches Museum, on an island in the Isor River just beyond the medieval Isartor Gate, is the largest and finest Travel museum of its kind in the world. The collection of more than 28,000 examples of human ingenuity from the Stone Age to the present includes one of the Wright Brothers’ first airplanes and the first roller skates, invented in Belgium. American visitors are often surprised by what is missing from the museum’s vast assemblage of firsts from around the world. For example, the communications area houses the world’s first telephone, demonstrated by German Phillip Reis in 1862, fourteen years before Alexander Graham Bell summoned his assistant with “Watson come here.” The first successful telephonic message was the German equivalent of “the horse won’t eat cucumber salad.” Protected behind glass in the transport section is the world’s first gasoline powered automobile, a three-wheeler built by German Karl Benz in 1885 and patented in Germany in 1886. The first American patent for a gasoline powered automobile was issued in 1895 to George Selden, a patent attorney who never actually built one. A replica of the first programmable digital com-

puter, called “Z3” and built in Germany by Konrad Zuse in 1941, is on display in the computer section. The first American programmable digital computer was at least three and maybe five years later. A chronological exhibit shows the development of liquid fuel rockets, ending with the Saturn V rocket that took Americans to the moon. The first rocket in the series is the German V2, built during World War II to attack European cities. The first American-built rocket is a virtual copy of the V2. Also on display is the bench on which two German scientists first demonstrated nuclear fission in 1938. A tour of the Deutsches Museum is like international travel generally. Visits to other countries provide plenty of opportunities to be proud of American accomplishments and to be glad to arrive home. Those visits also provide the sometimes humbling realization that the United States has not always been the first or the best, encouraging us to be thankful for the contributions and successes of others. Don Knebel is a local resident who works for Barnes & Thornburg LLP. For the full column visit currentzionsville.com. You may contact him at news@currentzionsville.com


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EXISTING BASEMENT: Creating a space the whole family could enjoy was the goal behind the basement remodel of this 1988-built home located on the east side blueprint for of Carmel. “We moved in six improvement years ago, and our kids were small,” stated the homeowner. “Now that our son is in high school, we wanted a place where he could bring his friends, and the family could be together.” The existing basement was partially finished with a bar area, family room with fireplace and a bedroom. A large cased opening led to the TV area. “I really disliked the fireplace and making a change to it drove the design. I wanted something neutral that was family friendly,” stated the owner. DESIGN PHASE: Making the lower level a space the entire family would want to spend time in meant making the space more warm and welcoming. Rather than changing the footprint that worked, this goal was achieved through unique architectural details and material choices. The cased opening between rooms was enlarged with an archway, which was carried into the TV area. Additional lighting brightened up the space. WET BAR DETAILS: The original bar area was expanded, and an extraneous window was closed in and covered with a smaller TV. New maple cabinets in a Dulce finish were topped with granite in Pergaminho, which continued along the wall to create a drink ledge. “We wanted a larger bar area for parties with lots of spots to put plates and cups down,” stated the homeowner. The full bath was upgraded as well. FIREPLACE DETAILS: To create a stunning focal point in the lower level, the brick fireplace was replaced with Southern Ledgestone stacked stone in a Boral “Echo Ridge” color. A 2-inch hearthstone was added and the original mantle

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Santa Claus House Noblesville • 3 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1; 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22; 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20; and noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 24. • Families may bring their camera and take photos free of charge as children tell Santa what they’d like for Christmas. From 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 and 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6, stop by the tent next to Santa’s house and enjoy a free cup of cocoa, thanks to Noblesville Main Street. • Downtown Noblesville (across from Visitor’s Center) • 776-6367 • www. cityofnoblesville.org Clay Terrace • Santa House is just east of Dick’s Sporting Goods. Santa will be available at the following times throughout the holiday season: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Santa House will be closed on Thanksgiving. • 818-0725 • www.simon. com/mall/clay-terrace Zionsville • The Santa House will be in the garden at Serenity, 135 S. Main St. Santa will arrive on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also be in his house on Dec. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. Until Dec. 22, Santa will continue to be at his house on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. each weekend. • 873-5590

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own the shops and restaurants in each community should be just as much a part of the holiday as our family visiting from out of town. We’ve also done extensive work to make sure to highlight the best events taking place locally to keep you and your family entertained during the holidays. There are many options in the coming weeks for “kids from 1 to 92” and beyond. Tips for shopping, gift wrapping, party hosting and delicious recipes from the Hamilton County Extension Homemakers will help make Santa’s big visit a little bit easier – and a little bit more creative. We hope saving you time on your shopping and planning will help you make this the best holiday season yet. Spend this time with friends and family, and enjoy what makes the holiday truly special. We wish you and your family a delightful holiday season filled with love, joy and peace.

Pictures with Santa Dec. 11 and 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Your children can have their pictures taken free with Santa Claus while they share their Christmas list for this year. Sponsored by Fishers Parks & Recreation. • Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Dr. • 595-3150 • www.fishers.in.us/parks Santa’s Mailbox Fishers • Now to Dec. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Santa has dropped off a very special mailbox that will send your letters directly to his workshop. All letters should include a self addressed stamped envelope because Santa takes pride in responding to every letter that he gets. This is free for everyone. All letters must be received by 4 p.m. Dec. 16. • Fishers Parks & Recreation, 11565 Brooks School Rd., and Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Dr. • 595-3157 • www.fishers.in.us/parks Carmel • Dec. 9-20, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday through Tuesday. • Send a letter to Santa this holiday season at Santa’s special mailbox sponsored by ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel. Each child who posts a letter to Santa will receive a personalized, hand-written response from Santa. • ArtSplash Gallery, 111 W. Main St., Suite 140 • 564-4834 • www.carmelartsplash.com Sales Executive – Dennis O’Malia dennis@youarecurrent.com / 370.0749 Sales Executive – Robert Schaefer rds@youarecurrent.com / 677.5244 Sales Executive – Bill Lucas rds@youarecurrent.com / 501.0467 Sales Executive – Meghan Cruz rds@youarecurrent.com / 972.839.7864 Sales Executive – Cathy Pimley rds@youarecurrent.com / 840.6550 Ad Designer – Andrea Nickas andrea@youarecurrent.com Ad Coordinator – Lara Acton lara@youarecurrent.com Art Director – Zach Ross zach@youarecurrent.com Photographer – Anya Albonetti anya@anyaalbonetti.com


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What makes your city/town special during the holidays? Carrie Cason, Westfield “Westfield is special during the holidays for many reasons. The tree-lighting celebration downtown truly brings the community together and radiates holiday spirit. With its small-town feel, it brings out the Christmas excitement in all of us. I also love the beautiful and heartfelt holiday displays we see throughout the community. I feel the joys of the season each day when I leave my home and see the beautiful lights lining the entrance of Centennial during the holidays. I love to call Westfield home.”

Nancy Chance, Noblesville “It is how the merchants, businesses, churches and community rally around their neighbors who maybe experiencing a rough time financially, by assisting Good Samaritan Network with donations to ensure that these families receive holiday support. The generosity and kindness towards their fellow man is so uplifting and encouraging, it also makes their holiday better just knowing they have indirectly or directly supports those who an extra measure of support during the holiday.”

Diane Eaton, Fishers “The Fishers/Hamilton Southeastern High Schools Choirs’ Christmas show at the Chamber of Commerce December luncheon. I also like the Christmas decorations around Town Hall and the lights on the trees on 116th Street. Then there’s the Christmas Open Houses at various merchants – Allisonville Nursery, Fishers Do-It Center, Twiggs, MacNamara and Gallery 116.”

Doreen Squire Ficara, Carmel “The Arts & Design District in full Christmas glory, every merchant showing eye-catching merchandise, beautifully decorated windows, the anticipation of special events and the feeling of goodwill as people are passing and nodding to each other with happy faces. The area comes alive.”

Mike Hendricks, Noblesville “While this may sound cliché, I believe it is the sense of community our historic downtown provides. It is a gathering place for everyone – from the Michael Treinen Foundation run on Thanksgiving morning, to children lining up for the opportunity to meet with Santa, to wandering the streets while looking at the holiday window displays. It is simply a time when you cannot help but feel good about yourself and your community.”

Ellen Rosenthal, Fishers “Fishers offers a wide variety of great holiday events and displays. The holiday light display at Reynolds Farm Equipment is an important family tradition that makes Fishers unique and special. We should all be grateful to Reynolds for their community spirit. A favorite at Conner Prairie is Candlelight, an evening program that has become a yearly tradition for many families. The 90-minute tour of Prairietown takes place on the night before Christmas in 1836. Many of our guests are surprised to see how differently people observed Christmas and Hanukkah.”

Kellar Mahaney, Zionsville “During the holiday season in Zionsville, we look forward to sipping cider, strolling Main Street and visiting with friends and neighbors – what a delicious way to shop.”

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What is your favorite holiday tradition/production in your city/town? Ray Cortopassi, Zionsville “My favorite tradition is picking a Christmas tree with my family. We often visited Watts Tree Farm and loved walking among the trees, looking for the right size and shape. Then when we’d get it home, we put on Christmas music while putting the ornaments on the tree, most of them passed down from our family, or made by the kids in school. When I can manage to stay awake, we treasure going to midnight Mass.”

David Clark, Fishers “My family and I love the Christmas light display at Reynolds. We drive through literally every time we are out and about during the holidays. This year, we are also looking forward to the Town of Fishers Tree Lighting Ceremony and the new Fishers Winter Wonderland display.”

Wendy Phillips, Carmel “We love going to the Palladium for Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s spectacular holiday concert.” Wendy Phillips, Carmel

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John Sampson, Westfield “The best Christmas holiday tradition has only been around for a few years but gets better each year – ‘The Westfield in Lights’ celebration. The business lighting contest, the opening of the season with the downtown event on Dec. 7, and the general smiles of the people. Westfield Playhouse has been a part of this event since it started and with a new format this year, the Playhouse will perform as well as many other local groups on an outdoor stage and an indoor venue. The Westfield Parks Dept. is great to work with in making things ‘Christmas Delightful.’”

Jim Wafford, Noblesville “It would have to be the lighting of the Square. I have been in Noblesville for 22 holiday seasons, and enjoy the decorations and lights that just bring a warm, calm feeling of the past as you stroll or drive around the square. When I was on Logan Street many years ago, I was involved (a number of years) with Dan Yancey of Yancey’s Apparel in decorating the square. Now, I get to enjoy the work of others decorating the square, which has improved every year!”

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Commentary by Vicky Earley I just realized how late Thanksgiving is this year! Whew! The days that lead up to the big feast can be frenetic. A few extra days are a welcome sight on the calendar. With a never-ending to-do list, table setting quickly becomes secondary to the meal. There is nothing that says “I have been up since 4 a.m. and I am exhausted,” like a great meal served on a table thrown together at the last minute with a bouquet of generic flowers from the grocery store and paper plates. Although I must confess I have personally been seduced by some of the gorgeous patterns available now. Seasonal fruits and vegetables like apples, red and green pears, miniature pumpkins and gourds are key to a bountiful table. They are nature’s gift to decorating. Even if you are ready to drop from marathon potato mashing, you can pull off a beautiful table just by planning a few days ahead. Invest in a basket or wire cornucopia. When it’s time to decorate the table, lift the cornucopia a bit off the surface of the table with a solid book or two. Cover the book with a cloth and fill the cornucopia until it spills out and down onto the table. Embellish it with clusters of pine-

cone, nuts and even greenery from the yard. Add some crystal candle holders and taper candles to your abundant arrangement, and it will truly look like Thanksgiving has arrived. The truly industrious can consider carving out a pumpkin and using it as a vase for autumnal colored flowers. Don’t forget about your fruits and greenery. Simply wrap twine several times around a folded cloth napkin and finish with tucks of real berries and herbs. OK, use the fake stuff here. I can just imagine the herbs wilting by the time dinner is served. If you are serving your family, the in-laws and the neighbors, your feast is most likely being

offered buffet style. Even though Norman Rockwell won’t be capturing your line of guests going through the serving line, there is no need to give up a gorgeous presentation. Something as simple as tying a knife, fork and spoon together with a ribbon and placing in a bed of legumes in a basket is far more interesting that simply just heaping the tableware in a stack. Not everything on your table has to cost a king’s ransom. For a simple, beautiful way to display place cards, simply “shop” your dining room cupboard and seek out small, clear glass bud vases, shot glasses, and votive candleholders. An assortment of shapes and sizes will add visual appeal to the table. Fill the gathered vessels halfway with dried legumes for a base. Small cuttings from a seasonal branch or blossom will add height and detail to these miniature arrangements. The actual place cards don’t have to be a formal white card...it could be as simple as brown Kraft paper torn into a shape and tucked into the branches. Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact artichokedesigns@aol.com.


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Tips for decorating the interior By Anna Skinner • editorial@youarecurrent.com As temperatures start to drop and the holiday decorations start to come out, homeowners frantically dig through closets looking for those Christmas lights and Santa figurines. Bobi Clark, of Noblesville’s Decorating Den Interiors, gives some helpful tips on decorating for the holidays. • Remove simple things like Clark table coverings and accessories to make dining tables look more formal and classy. • Rearrange furniture to create conversation areas for when family and friends come over. • Put place settings on tables. • Change center pieces to poinsettias or holiday décor. • Add holiday colors such as maroon and hunter green or candy apple and bright green around the house. This can be done in forms of afghans and pillow cases. It is acceptable for this to not match the other

furniture since it’s in holiday colors. • You always have the option of putting out your typical holiday decorations such as Christmas trees, Christmas lights, etc. By doing these few, simple acts your home will have a festive look that will please both family and friends. To learn more about Decorating Den Interiors and see their photo gallery, visit www.decoratingden.com.

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Managing holiday stress Commentary By Kristen Boice Focus on what matters. Figure out what is the most important to you and forget the rest. Learn to say “no” to things that don’t matter. It is OK to set some healthy boundaries and not take on responsibility for everything. Don’t overschedule or over-commit yourself. Stop and be present. Take time to be still and enjoy the moment. Take a deep breath and pause. Let go of perfectionism and people pleasing. The tree and house decorations don’t have to look like they are out of a magazine. It’s about enjoying the process and having fun. It is okay to let some things go. No one ends up being happy when we try to please everyone. Watch the negative self-talk. We are often our own worst critics. Learn to counter the negative thoughts with positive “I am …” messages. For example, if you say to yourself, “I am not good enough.” Say to yourself, “I am doing the best I can,” or “I can handle this.” Jump off the guilt trips. If you or someone else tries to take you on a guilt trip, stop and jump off the train. Guilt is about feeling bad about a behavior or choice we have made. Examine it and then give yourself some grace. No one is perfect. If you know in your heart it is the best

decision for you, trust yourself! Don’t give your power away. Notice your expectations. Are they too high? Are they serving you well? Are they realistic? If not, rethink your expectations. These tend to create anxiety and feelings of not being good enough. Again, focus on what matters and what is important. Ask for help. This is often one of the most difficult things for people to do. It’s okay to ask the kids to help with chores or your partner to jump in and help. We are all in this together. Maybe you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling. You will feel more supported and better able to cope with whatever comes your way. Don’t take on too much! Focus on self-care. People often feel selfish if they focus on taking care of themselves. This is one of the key factors in managing stress during the holidays and any time of the year. Get a massage, go for a walk, journal, read a book, talk to a friend or do something you love that keeps you grounded. Kristen Boice is an individual, couples and family counselor and speaker with Pathways to Healing Counseling & Education. Contact her at kristen@pathwaystohealingcounseling.com.

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Local chambers of commerce also are encouraging citizens to go out as Small Business Saturday becomes a permanent fixture on the holiday shopping calendar. “I think it’s important because the small businesses many times are the real identity of your downtown area,” Fishers Chamber President Dan Canan said. “There are many longtime businesses here and they become what create the difference between your community and other communities out there.” “Small, locally owned businesses are an integral part of our community as they provide employment opportunities, support our community organizations, and provide needed goods and services,” said Julie Johns-Cole, Zionsville Chamber of Commerce executive director. Another incentive to shop local is to keep the town’s money local as well, according to Noblesville Economic Development Director Judi Johnson. “We want people to support locally owned small businesses and shop in businesses that employ Noblesville citizens,” she said, adding that a majority of Noblesville retail is small businesses, especially in the downtown area. Large national retailers have Black Friday and online retailers have Cyber Monday. While both are about the thrill of the hunt, Small Business Saturday is about the thrill of discovery and gives small businesses a day of their own.

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Tree lightings / Parades Nov. 29 – Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony • Hamilton County Judicial Center, 1 Hamilton County Square, Noblesville • 7 p.m. • The Noblesville Chamber of Commerce program includes special holiday music, a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear and is capped off with the lighting of the beautiful downtown tree and lights. • www.noblesvillechamber.com

Street, west to Ninth Street, north to Monument Street, and east back to 16th Street. Larry Stork will serve as grand marshal. The last entry in the parade will be Santa Claus himself, making his debut for the season. Boys and girls are invited to stop by his house on the courthouse square after the parade from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and tell him what they’d like for Christmas • www.cityofnoblesville.org

Nov. 29 – Circle of Lights Tree Lighting • Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Downtown Indianapolis • 6 to 8 p.m. • The 51th annual event features festive acts from around the state. Santa, will of course be on hand to usher in the holiday season and flip on the 242-foot centerpiece with 4,784 lights and 52 garland strands. The magic continues with toy soldiers and peppermint sticks. • 237-2222 • www.qc-indy.com

Dec. 6 – Fishers Tree Lighting • Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Dr. • 6:30 to 8 p.m. • Fishers High School Choirs and the Dickens Carolers will sing all night long. Once Santa arrives, children are invited to visit with him in the gazebo. Fishers Rotary will provide complimentary refreshments during the event. In addition to the traditional Fishers Tree Lighting Ceremony, families are invited to stop by the Fishers Winter Wonderland’s 25 sparkling light displays that will feature an animated Santa Claus, sleigh, reindeer and snowmen. • www.fisherschamber.com

Nov. 30 – Christmas Parade and Lighting of the Village Tree • Main Street, Zionsville • Parade begins at 4 p.m. • Festivities include live music, entertainment, family activities and samplings from area restaurants and bakeries. After the conclusion of the parade and festivities, watch the lighting of the Christmas tree on the corner of Main and Pine streets. • 873-3836 • www.zionsvillemerchants. com/events.html Dec. 1 – Noblesville Holiday Parade • 2 p.m. • The “Winter Wonderland”-themed parade starts at 16th and Harrison streets and will travel south to Logan

Dec. 7 – Westfield in Lights • North Union Street in downtown Westfield • 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. • The annual program at the Westfield Farmers Market will include the city tree lighting, Santa House, live nativity scene, horse drawn carriage rides, gingerbread house display, live music and entertainment, a live reindeer and marketplace with food and boutique vendors. • 804-3000 • www.westfield.in.gov

Theater Now to Dec. 1 – Wicked • Murat Theatre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis • Shows are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27; 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30; and 1 p.m. Dec. 1. • “Wicked” is based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire and is the untold story of the Witches of Oz. • www.livenation.com • Cost: $40-$153 Nov. 29 and 30 to Dec. 6-8 and 13-15 – Plaid Tidings • The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville • Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays • Frankie, Spark, Jinx and Smudge return to the Walnut where they once wove the magic of the 50’s and 60’s into the hearts of everyone. Rosemary Clooney has encouraged the boys to return to Earth this year, to make things right in the world. • 773-1085 • www.thebelfrytheatre.com • Cost: $12-$17 Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 6-8 and 13-15 – Nuncrackers • Westfield Playhouse, 1836 Ind. 32 West • 7:30 p.m. Friday and to Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday • Nuncrackers is “about” the Christmas spirit -sharing a good laugh, enjoying friends and family, and taking a respite from worry. It’s an evening celebrating the love of fun, the gift of sharing, and the joy of being alive. • 896-2707 • www.westfieldplayhouse.org • Cost: $13-$15 Nov. 29 to Dec. 21 – Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge • 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 5 p.m. Sunday • Theatre on the Square Main Stage, 627 Mass Ave., Indianapolis • A hilarious re-telling of A Christmas Carol from the viewpoint of a drunken and disgruntled Gladys Cratchit who is determined to throw herself off London Bridge. • 685-8687 • www.tots.org • Cost: $20-$25 Dec. 5-8 – Butler Ballet’s The Nutcracker • 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 • Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave. • Twirl with the snowflakes and waltz with the flowers while waiting for the dance

of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince. The show features Butler University students and faculty members; children from Indianapolis area dance community and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir • www.ticketmaster.com • Cost: $17-$28.50 Dec. 8 – Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite • noon and 3:30 p.m. • Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey, Indianapolis • Max & Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season as they take to the stage their most magical performance yet! • www.ticketmaster.com • Cost: $25-$50 Dec. 13-15 – 13th Annual Nutcracker Ballet • Zionsville Performing Arts Center, 1000 Mulberry St. • 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 • Celebrate the holiday season by experiencing the Nutcracker Ballet with the Central Indiana Dance Ensemble. Become a part of the magic as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince battle mice and the evil Rat King and journey through the Land of Snow. • 844-7453 • www.cidedance.org • Cost: $23-$40 Dec. 13-22 – A Year with Frog and Toad • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday • The Studio Theatre, 355 City Center Dr., Carmel • Arnold Lobel’s well loved characters have returned as the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad learn an important lesson about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special. • 843-3800 • www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org • Cost: $32.50-$40 Dec. 13 to Jan. 4 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat • 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday • Tarkington, 3 Center Green, Carmel • Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s musical adaptation of the well-known Biblical tale returns for the holidays. • 843-3800 • www.thecenterfortheperformingarts. org • Cost: $36.50-$46.50


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Community Events Now to Dec. 22 – Country Christmas • Stonycreek Farm, 11366 Ind. 38 East, Noblesville • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Continue a family tradition and take a hayride to the field to choose and cut your own Christmas Tree. You will also find a wide selection of freshly cut trees, fresh wreaths and garland, hot cider and custom made wreaths and other unique items. • 773-3344 • www.stonycreekfarm.net Now to Jan. 1 – Reynolds Farm Equipment Annual Lights Display • 12501 Reynolds Drive, Fishers • 5 to 8 p.m. • This is the 21st year the store will host its annual gift for the community. The display is a drive-through event at night. • 849-0810 • www. reynoldsfarmequipment.com Nov. 29 to Jan. 5 – Gingerbread Village • Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Tempt your taste buds and unleash your imagination as you stroll through this yummy gingerbread village created by both amateurs and professionals. • 776-6006 • Included with paid general admission Nov. 30 to Dec. 21 – Christmas in the Village • Downtown Zionsville • Santa House , horse-drawn carriage rides from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., antique trolley car from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. • Also taking place throughout the village is the Wintergreen Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. where downtown vendors will be selling decorated evergreen wreaths, mistletoe, garlands, holly, evergreen and fresh blooming arrangements. • 873-3836 Nov. 30 and Dec. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22 – Polar Bear

Express Train • Fishers Train Station, 11601 Municipal Dr. • It just wouldn’t be the holidays without a train ride with refreshments, a visit with Santa and a special gift for each child. There are multiple departures each day and reservations are required • 773-6000 • www.itm.org • Cost: $25-$30 Dec. 1 – Holiday Open House for kids • 107 S. Eighth St., Noblesville • 2 to 5 p.m. • Nickel Plate Arts will have a wide array of creative projects and fun activities – make a memory that will last for years to come. • Cost: $3 • http://nickelplatearts.org Dec. 5-27 – “Marvelous Minis” exhibit • Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St., Noblesville • Be among the first to view the show during the open house from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and start or add to your collection of local art. • 776-2278 • www.hcaa-in.org Dec. 6 – Christmas on the Square • Downtown Noblesville Square • 5 to 8 p.m. • Santa Claus will be in his house listening to holiday wishes and other fun events will be taking place. The downtown shops and restaurants will be featuring special sales. • 776-0205 • www.noblesvillemainstreet.org Dec. 6 – VIP Christmas Celebration • Hussey Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., Zionsville • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. • This holiday celebration is for people with special needs and their families and caregivers and includes photos with Santa, games, storytelling, sleigh rides, cookies and more. • 445-4417 • http://zionsvillemerchants.com/events. html

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items and books for purchase as gifts for friends and relatives. • 873-3149 • www.zionsville.lib.in.us Dec. 7 – Victorian Christmas • Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens, 10595 Eller Rd., Fishers • 10 a.m. • The children’s Christmas program features traditional Victorian costumed carolers, stories read by Santa and hand crafts. • 845-4265 • www. ambassadorhouse.org Dec. 7 – Carol of Homes Holiday Home Tour • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Come enjoy six beautifully decorated homes while enjoying Christmas carols performed by the Zionsville High School Show Choir. • 408-0203 • Cost: $20 per person with all proceeds benefiting Zionsville Show Choir • www.zchoirs.com Dec. 7, 14 and 21 – Nickel Plate Arts Saturday Showcases • Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. Eighth St., Noblesville • 1 to 5 p.m. • On Dec. 7, local jewelry makers will gather on our campus to show off their wares. Kate Chaplin will sign copies of her book Shoki’s Bag on Dec. 14. On Dec. 21, a wide array of talented potters and ceramicists will come together for the show. • 340-0351 • http://nickelplatearts.org Dec. 14 – Holiday in the Arts District • Carmel Arts & Design District, Main Street and Rangeline Road • 3 to 10 p.m. • Experience the wonder of the holidays in the Arts & Design District with elves and reindeer, carolers, carriage rides, a visit from Santa Claus, special activities and more from 3 to 6 p.m. The district will also host the Second Saturday Gallery Walk from 5 to 10 p.m. • 571-2787 • http://carmelartsanddesign.com/FEATURES/holiday/

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Community Events Dec. 14 – Christmas on the Farm • Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Enjoy pictures with Santa, sleigh and hayrides, music, crafts, live elk, Holiday Green Market and more. • Free • 733-1700 • www.traderspointcreamery.com Dec. 14 – Luminary Walk • Monon Community Center, 1235 Central Park Dr. East, Carmel • 6 to 9 p.m. • Spend a relaxing evening taking a walk through the winter wonderland at Central Park. • 573-5243 • www.carmelclayparks.com Dec. 14-23 – Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt • Carmel Arts & Design District, 111 W. Main St. • Merchants in the arts district will decorate the houses which can be seen in each of their windows. Begin the hunt at Teabuds (111. W Main St., Suite 115) and follow the clues that will lead you to discover handdecorated gingerbread houses. • 571-2787 • http:// carmelartsanddesign.com/FEATURES/holiday/ Dec. 15 – Jingle Bell Run • Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. • 9 a.m. • The 25th Annual Indianapolis Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis presented locally by OrthoIndy featuring a 10K run, 5K run/walk and kids’ Reindeer Run. • 7736000 • www.indyjinglebellrun.com • Cost: $23-$35 Dec. 15 – Holly Jolly Jamboree • Cool Creek Park, 2000-1 151st St., Westfield • 2 to 4 p.m. • The Claus’s will be available for pictures throughout the program. Jingle John of Silly Safaris will be presenting his animals of the North Pole program which will include several animals that like the cold weather, including a reindeer. • 774-2500 • www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov

Dec. 18 – Holiday Card Making Workshop • Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building, 1 Park Dr., Fishers • 6 to 9 p.m. • Share the Christmas spirit by creating greeting cards that will be distributed to local senior communities. All supplies are provided. • 595-3150 • www.fishers.in.us Dec. 20 – White Christmas • 7:30 p.m. • Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel • The Michael Feinstein Initiative and Heartland Truly Moving Pictures present the 1954 classic starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. • 843-3800 • www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org • Cost: $7.50 Dec. 27 to Jan. 5 – Winter Fun Days! • Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers • Play modern or historic games and step onto the “Anything Can Happen” stage, where you can participate in a show. • 776-6006 • www.connerprairie.org • Cost: $9-$12 Dec. 28 – Race to the New Year • Cool Creek Park, 2000-1 151st St., Westfield • Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with the race starting at 9:30 a.m. • The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Dept. is partnering with Washington Township and Westfield for this 9th Annual 5K walk and run. • 574-1074 • www.washingtontownship-hc.us • Cost: $15-$25 Dec. 28 and 29 – Santa’s Train Home • Fishers Train Station, 11601 Municipal Dr. • 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. • Ride Santa’s Train Home from the Fishers train station to the North Pole at ITM in Noblesville’s Forest Park. Say goodbye to Santa and then return on the scenic trip to Fishers. • 773-6000 • www.itm.org • Cost: $15

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Dec. 14 – A Symphony Christmas • Paramount Theatre, 1124 Meridian Plaza, Anderson • 7:30 p.m. • 765644-2111 • www.andersonsymphony.org • Cost: $5-$42

Nov. 30 – Gaither Homecoming Christmas Spectacular • 6 p.m. • Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis • www.livenation. com • Cost: $33.15-$89.05

Dec. 14 – The Pointer Sisters • 8 p.m. • Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson • www.ticketmaster.com • Cost: $30-$100

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Dec. 15 –Trace Adkins, The Christmas Show • 7 p.m. • Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel • 843-3800 • www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org Dec. 15 – X103 Xmas • 7 p.m. • Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey, Indianapolis • www.ticketmaster.com • Cost: $27.50

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps. – The Newseum ••• DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O’Hanlon, 115 West Ninety-Fifth Street ••• VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except [what] they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the

whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there

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On the table Appetizer

Main Course

Baked Potato Soup

Sausage Cream Puffs

Ingredients: 1 pound bulk pork sausage, 8 ounces cream cheese (cut into cubes), 2 (8-count) cans refrigerator crescent rolls, 1 egg white and Poppy seeds (optional). Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown the sausage in a skillet, stirring until crumbly. Add cream cheese. Cook until melted, stirring constantly. Roll out each can of biscuit dough to form a rectangle, pressing the perforations to seal. Cut the dough into 2 inch squares using a floured pizza cutter. Spoon sausage mixture into the center of each square. Gather the corners of each square and crimp to seal to form a purse. Place on a baking sheet. Brush with the egg white and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. By Joan Nickander, Hamilton County Extension Homemakers “Holiday Ideas” book. 

Drink

Amazingly Good Eggnog Ingredients: 4 cups milk, 5 whole cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 12 egg yolks, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 2 1/2 cups light rum, 4 cups light cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Directions: Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and cinnamon in a saucepan. Heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil. Strain to remove cloves; cool for about an hour. Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving. www.allrecipes.com

Soup

Smoked Standing Rib Roast Ingredients: 15 pounds charcoal briquettes, 2 pounds hickory wood chips, 1 cup bourbon whiskey, 1 4-pound standing rib roast (bone in) and 1/2 cup steak seasoning. Directions: Start at least 10 pounds of charcoal in a torpedo-style smoker. You need a fairly hot fire. Fill the secondary pan with cold water and wait for the coals to turn white. Soak hickory chips in bourbon with enough water to cover. Rub the roast liberally with steak seasoning, being sure to coat all

surfaces. When the coals are ready, place the roast on the top grate. Throw a few handfuls of soaked hickory chips onto the fire, and close the lid. Check the fire every 45 minutes or so, adding more charcoal as needed to keep the fire hot. Every time you check the fire, add more wood chips. Cook for 8 to 10 hours, or to your desired doneness. Use a meat thermometer to check the roast. The meat tastes best when rare (145 degrees), but cook to your liking. www.allrecipes.com

Ingredients: 2 potatoes, 3 tablespoons margarine, 2 cups chopped white onion, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 4 cups chicken stock, 2 cups water, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 1/2 cups instant mashed potato flakes, 1 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 cup half-and-half, 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, 8 ounces bacon (cooked and crumbled) and 2 green onions, chopped. Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake potatoes for 1 hour or until done. Set aside to cool. Melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions until tender and golden brown. Stir in flour; cook 5 minutes to make a roux. Pour in chicken stock and water. Add cornstarch and mashed potato flakes. Season with salt, pepper, basil and thyme. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the skin from the cooled potatoes and discard. Dice potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes and stir into soup. Add half-and-half. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until thick. Spoon into bowls and garnish with shredded cheese, bacon and chopped green onion. www.allrecipes.com

Side Dish

Treat

Peppermint Taffy Ingredients: 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup butter, 2 cups light corn syrup, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 2 teaspoons peppermint extract, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 6 drops red food coloring. Directions: Grease a 15 x 10-inch pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a heavy small saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add remaining butter and stir until melted. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 250 degrees (hard-ball stage). Remove from heat; stir in the extract, salt and food coloring, if desired. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Divide into four portions. With well-buttered fingers, quickly pull one portion of candy until firm but pliable (color will become light pink). Pull into a 1/2-inch wide

Pineapple Stuffing

rope. Repeat with remaining candy. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Wrap each in waxed paper. By Emily Kuhn in Hamilton County Extension Homemakers “Holiday Ideas” book.

Ingredients: 1/2 cup margarine, 1 cup white sugar, 4 eggs, 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple (drained) and 5 slices white bread, cubed Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch baking pan. In a mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the pineapple and bread cubes. Bake for one hour. Let stand a few minutes to firm up before serving. www.allrecipes.com


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