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McCordsville Town Manager Toyna Galbraith talks on creating a plan for a town center project. (Photo by Sadie Hunter) Founded Jan. 27, 2015, at Fishers, IN Vol. IV, No. 4 Copyright 2017. 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 Geist are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of this newspaper.

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Mentors for youth needed – Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI) is looking for caring adults in the Fishers community to commit to a school year and spend one hour of their week mentoring a student while they are in school. Minimum age for being a mentor is 25. No experience is necessary except life experience and a willingness to listen. For more, visit ymionline.org.

LPD Chief David Hofmann, left, and LFD Chief Dino Batalis compete in the annual wing-eating contest. (Submitted photos)

LPD wins annual ‘Wingin’ It’ contest

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A neck-and-neck competition between Lawrence’s fire law enforcement and police departments ended with the Lawrence Police Dept. winning the city’s annual “Wingin’ It With Our First Responders” contest Aug. 11. The wing-eating competition was created as a fundraiser in 2016 after the death of Amy Beverland Elementary School Principal Susan Jordan in January of the same year. Five members of each department competed during Community Safety Day. Emcee Ray Cox said it was the closest contest of the past three years, with LPD

LPD Chief David Hofmann, left, and LFD Chief Dino Batalis

Chief David Hofmann finishing just ahead of LFD Chief Dino Batalis. This year, proceeds from the event will benefit the Fallen Officers Memorial Fund and the Local 416 Benevolence Fund.

Scott Fadness seeks re-election news@currentinfishers.com

He has helped attract Launch Fishers and the IoT Lab to the city, which have created a technological hub. Fishers’ first mayor Scott Fadness has “As long as we have the courage, energy announced his intention to city news seek re-election in and entrepreneurial spirit to take what is happening globally - em2019. He first took brace it and adapt - we will conoffice in 2015. Prior to his election, tinue to be a strong community. Fadness served as town manager When we approach challenges from 2011 to 2014. with innovation, we succeed,” Fad“It’s rewarding to see what ness stated. we’ve accomplished as a city. ColAnother one of his initiatives laboration with business, nonprofFadness is the development of a city-wide it, community and neighborhood mental health program, combining efforts leaders has made Fishers strong. Being within the schools, health care providers named the ‘Best Place to Live in America’ and local organizations. reflects the thoughtful planning and hard “This is an incredible time for our city, work we have undertaken,” Fadness stated and I am committed to fulfilling the vision,” in a press release. Fadness stated. “With the support of our Since Fadness’ election, more than 4,500 jobs have been created and the city has at- residents, we can continue this important work that will make Fishers one of the tracted $330 million in private investment. best places to live in America for a long Fadness’ vision for Fishers is to make it time.” a smart, vibrant and entrepreneurial city.

American Legion open houses – Fishers American Legion, 9091 E. 126th St., hosts several open houses each month. The public is always welcome to visit Post 470 and enjoy our facilities, great food and soft drinks, entertainment and charitable gaming. During an open house, nonmembers may purchase adult beverages at the bar without being signed in as a guest. Open houses in August, including Aug. 24, 25 and 31. S.P.O.R.T.S. Lacrosse Try it Day! – Have you always wanted to check out lacrosse? Come for this free event from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at Brooks School Park. All equipment provided. Just show up and have a great afternoon learning about the nation’s fastest-growing sport. Information will be available to learn about lacrosse programs offered throughout the school year. Open to Fishers residents in grades 1-8. For more, visit hsesports.org.   Girl Scout registration – Local Girl Scout troops will be holding registration at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Students who attend Brooks, Durbin, Fall Creek, Geist, Lantern, or Thorpe Creek schools should register at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Students who attend Cumberland Road, Fishers, Harrison Parkway, Hoosier Road, New Britton, or Sand Creek schools should register at Fishers High School. For more, call 317-924-6850. Mudsock game VIP tickets – The annual Mudsock Game between Fishers High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School will take place Sept. 7. VIP tickets are on sale and include: snacks and drinks, entries into drawings for best seat and premium parking, hospitality tent, seating in the adults-only section and more. Visit HSEFoundation.org to order tickets. City service day – Keep Fishers Beautiful will hold a fall service day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8. Volunteers will help clean up litter along paths and roads, and team up with the White River Alliance for the annual White River Clean-Up. All ages are welcome at the White River Clean-Up (parent supervision is required). Volunteers helping on roadways must be 16 or older. Learn more and register by Sept. 6 at playfishers.com/KFB.


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“A new life together!” —Residents, Ed Solinksi & Lori Mansel

Emergency response training – Hamilton County Emergency Management is recruiting members for its Community Emergency Response Team. Members will be trained on how to safely respond to both manmade and natural disasters. Classes start Sept. 11. Graduates will receive a backpack full of disaster tools and supplies. For more, visit HamiltonCounty.in.gov/CERT. Glow in the Park – The Nickel Plate District will host Glow in the Park from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Black lights, fog machines, and lasers will light up the night as kids and families enjoy glow in the dark fun. Activities will include face painting, a graffiti wall, a live DJ, and a neon splash zone. No registration is required. Children must be supervised by parents. Citizen’s academy recruiting – The Fishers City Government Academy (CGA) is now accepting applications for its fall session. The CGA offers residents a behind-the-scenes exploration of local government. At the end of the ten-week course, participants will have a greater understanding of how Fishers government works for its residents. For more information or an application, visit fishers.in.us/154/Citizen-Academies.   Car Free Day – Central Indiana residents are encouraged to take part in Car Free Day Indy by taking a bus, biking, walking or carpooling Sept. 21. To sweeten the challenge, Commuter Connect, the region’s rideshare program, is offering a free emergency ride home for anyone who signs the online pledge at CarFreeDayIndy.com. The day also includes two events – one at Cummins Plaza from 7 to 9 a.m. and one on Monument Circle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both will feature free music and food while it lasts.

Hear why Ed & Lori love their life at The Reserve at hamiltontrace.us/independent-living. Ed and Lori met online and have found the maintenance-free cottage lifestyle at The Reserve to be the perfect marriage for their new life together. She says, “It’s like being a teenager again and I don’t want that feeling to ever go away!” Ed agrees, “I’m so happy to be a part of the community here at The Reserve.” If you’d like to meet residents like Ed & Lori, call 317-813-7777 to schedule a visit.

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Harvest Festival – The Fishers Farmers Market presents Harvest Festival from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 in the Nickel Plate District. Celebrate fall at your favorite farmers market! Enjoy boot-scootin’ tunes, kids activities and other fall fun while you shop for pumpkins, apples, mums and many more seasonal products. Golf outing – River Glen Country Club will host a golf outing to benefit HSE Hockey Club. The event is Sept. 29, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $125 per player and includes golf, a cart, lunch and dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. For more or to register, visit hsehockeyclub. com.


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al architecture and design company. “Our committee’s vision is to create a destination like no other with the Nickel Plate Trail that harnesses the heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of Fishers,” stated committee co-chair John Weingardt, a Fishers City Council member. “Resident input will be instrumental in developing a robust master plan for the experience of the trail. People of all ages are excited to give their ideas, and we can’t wait to hear them.” The planning process will focus on art, activation spaces and design elements such as different types of intersection

crossings. Currently, 116th Street is the only crossing evaluated by the City of Fishers’ engineering team. The team will decide if an at-grade crossing or separated grade crossing is appropriate for each intersection. At 116th Street, the team decided on a separated grade crossing via a tunnel. Public outreach efforts will begin this fall. When the trail expands into Indianapolis and Noblesville, those cities will participate with the master planning process. For more, contact npt@fishers. in.us.

The Fishers portion of the Nickel Plate Trail will travel from 96th to 146th streets. (Submitted rendering)

Committee selects Nickel Plate Trail design team news@currentinfishers On Aug. 9, the City of Fishers’ Nickel Plate Trail Master Plancity news ning Committee announced the Nickel Plate Trail design. The committee selected NBBJ and Ex2 Partners to create a master plan which will foster a unique experience

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tion from Butler University. She also holds a specialist in education certification in educational leadership with a superintenThe Metropolitan School District of Lawdents license from Arkansas State Univerrence Township has a new director of husity and is a Ph.D. candidate in man resources. educational leadership at IndiOn Aug. 13, the school board ana State University. approved the appointment of Em“I am so honored to begin ily Haas Brown to the position. this new opportunity and role Brown formerly was associin Lawrence Township as the ate principal at Warren Central director of human resources,” High School, where she had Brown said in a statement. “I served since 2011. She had previhave been a public educator for ously served as the lead admin18 years and live by the motto, istrator and assistant principal Brown ‘Choose a job you love, and you of the Warren High School will never have to work a day in your life’ Freshman Academy. Before transitioning (Confucius). I look forward to serving our to school administration, she was an Engstudents, staff, schools and community lish teacher at Warren Central High School through the human resources office.” and Taylor High School in Kokomo. A native of Arkansas, Brown has been Brown has a bachelor’s degree in Enga resident of Lawrence Township since lish with a secondary certification from 2005. She and her husband, Russell have Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and a master’s degree in educational administra- one son.

Lawrence crime watch director retires

The City of Lawrence Crime Watch Director Lisa Sokol was recently recognized by the city for 20 years of service in the position. LPD Chief David Hofmann, Mayor Steve Collier and LPD Command Staff hosted a retirement reception for Sokol on Aug. 9. Pictured, from left, Chief Hoffman, Sokol and Mayor Collier. (Submitted photo)


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Libertarian to challenge Donnelly By Anna Skinner anna@youarecurrent.com

as the Libertarian candidate for Hamilton County Sheriff against Republican Dennis Quakenbush and Democrat Jason Straw. Fishers resident Lucy Brenton is not new The Brentons have been married for 28 years and have 10 children and to running a election campaign. She two grandchildren. Brenton said even if constitran for Indiauents feel they can’t vote for napolis City County Council her because the race between in the 1990s and ran against Donnelly and Braun is too Evan Bayh and Todd Young in close, she encourages them 2016 for the U.S. Senate. to vote for Libertarian Mark Brenton is ready for another Rutherford, who is running for Senate run in November. The secretary of state. Libertarian candidate will “The way ballot access is challenge Democrat incummaintained is through the bent Joe Donnelly. Mike Braun secretary of state race,” Brenis running on the Republican ton said. “When voters give at side. Brenton least 2 percent to the secre“My main goal with this tary of state race, it maintains Libertarian campaign is to raise awareness for liberty ballot access. Even if people feel like they and the idea that people can be free,” Brencan’t vote for me, they should still cast ton said. “They can be free from taxation, their vote for the Libertarian party in the they can be free from an oppressive govsecretary of the state race because that ernment. The end goal is to stop the privimaintains the third-party choice.” leged class stealing from the poor.” The election is Nov. 6. For more, visit Brenton is married to Dorn Brenton, who hamiltoncounty.in.gov. serves as the chairman for the Hamilton County Libertarian Party. He also is running

dispatches City recycling day – A recycling event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Billericay Park. Residents can recycle electronics, household items and household hazardous waste at the bi-annual City Recycling Day. Paper recycling and off-site confidential document shredding also is available. Visit playfishers.com/KFB to find a complete list of accepted items. Quilters Guild meeting – Mudsock Quilters Guild meets on the second Monday of every month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 13450 E. 116th St. For more, visit mudsockquiltersguild.org. Newcomers Club – The Fishers Newcomers Club meets the second Thursday of most months at 6:45 p.m. at the Delaware Township Building, 9090 E. 131st St. Meet friends, join one of our activity groups and participate in various charitable activities. For more, contact us at fishersnewcomers@gmail.com Animal welfare award given – The Humane Society for Hamilton County’s president and CEO, Rebecca Stevens, has been awarded with the Great Lakes Animal Welfare 2018 Bright Ideas award.

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GEIST • Fortville Pike, between East 200 North and East 300 North will be closed for a bridge replacement. Lanes along I-70 will be reduced, and the closure will last through Sept. 3. • Parts of I-465 in Lawrence are undergoing work, from three miles north of the Lawrence exit at Binford Boulevard to East 16th Street. Work will primarily be done overnight on Thursdays and from Friday night through Monday morning. The project should be complete by Oct. 22. CARMEL • Carmel Drive and Old Meridian Street are closed for construction of a roundabout. The closure is planned through September. • Lane restrictions have begun near Keystone Parkway and 96th Street, where a new roundabout interchange will be built. Construction is expected to last through 2019. • Construction on a new access ramp from Lowes Way to Keystone Parkway is under way. Phase one of the project is expected to be complete in October 2019. • Phase 2 of the 146th Street construction project is under way between Ditch and Towne roads. A frontage road will be available to access homes and businesses. Phase 2 is expected to be complete this

summer. • West 96th Street is closed west of Ditch Road for a stormwater culvert project. The road is expected to reopen by Oct. 1. • North Range Line Road, from 136th Street to U.S. 31 is closed for construction. The closure is planned until early 2019. FISHERS • The intersection at 113th Street and Florida Road is closed to allow for the realignment and construction of a new roundabout. The closure began July 24 and will last 90 days. • Southeastern Parkway is closed from 136th Street to Isle of Man Way in the Avalon subdivision to construct a roundabout. Traffic should detour on Prairie Baptist Road to 136th Street. • Brooks School Road has reopened between Desert Glen Drive and Club Point Drive. • 106th Street is closed from Eller Road to Allisonville Road and from Allisonville Road to Hague Road for the 106th Street Infrastructure Project. Closures will also take place from Hague Road to the Crosspoint Boulevard/Lantern Road roundabout. Work will be complete this fall. Eller Road is closed south of White Horse Lane for concrete work

associated with the 106th Street Infrastructure Project and should reopen this fall.  • Hoosier Road – Periodic lane restrictions will occur on Hoosier Road south of 116th Street while crews complete resurfacing and striping of Hoosier Road and 111th Street. • Traffic has been shifted to the east to allow for widening on the west side along Allisonville Road from 126th Street to 131st Street. Restrictions will be in place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and flaggers will be on site directing traffic. All southbound left turns from onto 126th Street from Allisonville Road are prohibited. The work will be complete by winter. • Road closures will take place from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on the east side of Municipal Drive for the farmers market. Parking is available in The Depot and The Switch garages. On Tuesday and Friday evenings, concerts are held on the Central Green, and Municipal Drive will be closed in front of city hall beginning at noon those days. At the same time, North Street and Municipal Drive are right turn-only, and Fishers Center and Municipal drives are left

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evolved into actually hiring a firm, Context Design, to complete an implementation plan. Based in Fortville, Context Design McCordsville is the third-fastest growhas done other major projects in the area, ing municipality in the cover story state behind Whitesincluding designing the Grand Park sports complex in Westfield and the Nickel Plate town and Westfield. District in Fishers. Galbraith said the town But ironically, it has no downtown and no was inspired by the Fishers project. defined city center. “It’s very handy that they’re so loThat could change in the near fucal and know the area so well,” Galture as town officials, residents and braith said. “They could really kind business owners work together to of feel what we wanted. We’re lookplan the McCordsville Town Center, ing at all mixed-use (development) which is still in the planning stages. and having it all walkable with both “We started thinking about the housing and retail.” town center in 2012 or so. We had Galbraith A steering committee – made Ball State students do projects up of elected officials, residents, called ‘Imagine,’” McCordsville Town Manager Tonya Galbraith said. “They’ve done business and property owners and other community drivers – is moving the project them all over, so this one was ‘Imagine: Mcforward. Cordsville.’ Those students were the (gradu“It’s really exciting because a lot of comate) architecture, planning and landscaping munities are redeveloping their downtowns, students, so they did a whole summer’s but we’re developing a downtown. We’re worth of the project and came up with trying to make and find one,” Galbraith said. some ideas and concepts. That was really “Our history is really cool, but there’s just good, and it kind of got us thinking about not a center to it. We’ve got strip centers what we needed and where the town centhat have nice restaurants and other ameter might be.” nities, but it’s not one centralized place From there, Galbraith said the ideas

where people can go and gather.” The project is tentatively planned on a 150-acre spot – most of which is farmland – on the east side of town, near the southeast edge of the U.S. 36 and Ind. 234 intersection behind CVS Pharmacy and the BMV branch. Population is surging in most Indianapolis suburban areas, and McCordsville is no exception. Eight years ago, the town’s population was 4,797, according to the 2010 census. “In the ensuing eight years, we think our population is more like 7,500,” Galbraith said. “We haven’t done a special census just because we’re two years out from the next one in 2020, but with rooftop count and using the school multiplier, we think it’s closer to that number. When I started here in 2005, the population was 1,134.” The McCordsville Town Center plan is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Developers will then be hired. “This will not be built by the city,” Galbraith said. “We just want to make sure we have the land protected and zoned so we can control what goes there. The next step is to market it.”

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Like any college student, Josh Bleill was imagining how his life as an adult might play out ... well, that and no doubt having a bit of fun along the way. All progressed nicely, and college led to a good corporate job. Sometimes, life goes just like it is supposed to go. Still, the attack on the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center had an unsettling and profound effect on the young executive — so much so that within two years the then-27-year-old quit his job and enlisted in the United States Marines. Not long after, he found himself in Fallujah, Iraq. A vehicle transporting Josh was destroyed by an improvised explosive device. Days later, he awoke to learn of the fate of his two fellow passengers – both friends and comrades, including Indiana native Sgt. Brock Babb. They did not survive the attack. The caring medical staff also had the burden to help young Josh come to understand that he’d lost both of his legs as well. Years later, Josh has distinguished himself as an author and public speaker. Recently, he addressed an audience assembled for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. The organization helps the kids of Marines “with particular attention given to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in action.” Josh recalled to the audience the deep sacrifice made by so many in service to our nation. Each day, he said, he was reminded that he was blessed. On Sept. 13 at Pebble Brook Golf Club, the Scholarship Fund holds its annual tournament and fundraiser and online auction. This year’s event honors Brock. To participate, visit mcsf.org/event/ indiana-golf-tournament.

I might have a problem. I got into an argument with one of my sisters over whether her daughter could sing a solo in a family skit I had written. humor Basically, I lost my fashizite because I didn’t want to share the spotlight with a 9-year old! And it’s not like we were performing on national television! It was for our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary party, where the audience would be entirely made up of family and the elderly. Literally, half the crowd wouldn’t even be able to hear what we were saying. But as a closet actress who has limited opportunities to showcase her subpar voice, I live for moments like this one. I wrote the lyrics, I had an artistic vision in mind — and having a cutie-patootie starlet cutting in would completely ruin the magic I’d spent hours working toward. See what I mean? I was behaving as if I’ve dedicated my life to the theater — as if this musical homage to the five decades since 1968 were all about me, rather than my parents and their amazing marriage. I had to get myself under control quickly, or not only would there be some unhappy people, but I’d perhaps damage my relationship with my sister. Luckily, I retracted my head from my rear in time and acquiesced not only to Little Miss Broadway, but all 13 of the grandkids. The finale piece, my clever rendition of the “Rent” song “Seasons of Love,” became a chorus line of voices both young and middle-aged, far exceeding my expectations. Lesson learned? Collaboration with others, even 9-year olds, makes everything better. Peace out.

Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may email him at terry@youarecurrent.com.

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Time for a change in the 5th District I haven’t met Susan Brooks. She doesn’t hold very many public meetings or discussions with her constituents. In fact, she usually holds what she calls “listening” sessions, which are one-on-one, instead of holding open town hall-style meetings where many people can meet and discuss issues with Brooks. She is not very available to the citizens of the state she represents. I have met Dee Thornton, however. I met her in her campaign office in Carmel, where she was available to speak to anyone who walked in. We talked about politics and about issues, and I made the decision that she will be the candidate for whom I vote in November. Susan Brooks votes in line with Trump’s position 98.9 percent of the time. Trump didn’t even get 98 percent of the vote in Indiana, so Brooks’ failure to seek out her own opinions and those of her constituents on issues disturbs me. I want to vote for a candidate who thinks independently about issues and does not simply follow the party line.

Dee Thornton thinks for herself. She supports raising the minimum wage; she laments the $5 million that have been diverted from Indiana’s public schools to charter schools and opposes vouchers for religious institutions. Thornton supports the Second Amendment but would like to reinstate the ban on assault weapons, ban bump stocks, raise the gun purchase age to 21 and strengthen background checks on those who wish to purchase weapons. She believes that climate change is real and supports national legislation that protects the environment. I agree with Dee Thornton on these issues, and our current representative has done nothing to support any of these concerns. I know the person for whom I will vote in November - and I will vote. I’m voting for Dee Thornton. It’s time for a change in the 5th Congressional District. You can find more Dee Thornton information at deethorntonforcongress.com. Patricia Grabill, Fishers

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Rebooting the dating game Commentary by Dick Wolfsie Mary Ellen and I were relaxing on our deck, and after swatting a few mosquitoes, I said, “We should look into humor screening in this area.” “Dick, you’ve been saying that every year for the past 25 years. Not only that, but we are moving next week.” A few minutes later I mentioned how quickly the summer passes after July 4. “You say that every year around this time,” she responded. Suddenly, I realized that after 39 years, I didn’t have a single new thought. Uneasy silence followed. Mary Ellen finally spoke. “When it gets this hot, I think about cutting my hair shorter.” “Where have I heard that before?” I asked. We needed a way to jazz up our conversations. Mary Ellen had an idea. “An article I read recommended that longtime married couples should pretend they are going on a first date, which might lead to a romantic evening.” So, on Friday afternoon, I asked Mary Ellen to go out that night. She was annoyed that I waited until the last minute, assuming she didn’t already have other plans. I went

outside the house and rang the doorbell, like a real date, but she’s no dummy. She knew I had simply forgotten my keys. We drove off. “What shall we talk about tonight, Dick?” “How about movies?” “Great idea. I just saw ‘Mission Impossible.’” “I saw that, too.” “I know, Dick. We saw it together.” “Gone to any good new restaurants lately, Mary Ellen?”      “No, my husband likes to go to the same places all the time.” “Mary Ellen, you don’t have a husband. This is a first date. What kind of a jerk goes out with a married woman? Let’s try travel. Have you ever seen the Pyramids?” “We went last year. How could you forget?” We didn’t really hit it off, but we must have connected on some level because despite a dismal first date, we both ended up back at my place.

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Gulf shrimp and shitake mushrooms and peeled tomatoes), penne alla emiliana (penne with sautéed Italian sausage, prosciutto and caramelized onions in a tomato and butter sauce), farfale con funghi (bowtie pasta with assorted wild mushrooms in an herb-infused olive oil) and Evans’ personal favorite, linguini con vongole (linguine with clams). Sangiovese derives its name from the black wine grape used to create Chianti and other Italian red wines.  “I fell in love with the relationships you build there,” he said. “I realized that you really have something special when you have a neighborhood place with good friends and good drinks. When you create that, it’s really special.” The Fishers location will open in the fall of 2019. The new space will seat 120 to vv130 inside and include a large bar and outside seating.

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The Four Freshmen to perform at Federal Hill By Mark Ambrogi mark@youarecurrent.com Neil Lantz has been president of The Four Freshmen Society for six years. He and his wife, Sara Lou, have been members of the fan club for more the concert than 20 years. “I’ve been a fan since my high school days back in the late ’50s,” Lantz said. Naturally, the Fishers resident can’t wait to see the quartet play so close to home. The Four Freshmen will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville. Lantz and his wife will then go see the group play at Columbus North High School. “We’ve been on a cruise with them,” Lantz said. “We’ve been to a dozen of the conventions and they perform at those. We consider them good friends. They’re a great bunch of guys.” The 31st annual Four Freshmen Society Convention is Oct. 18 to 20 in South Bend with the group performing the final two nights. This is the 70th anniversary of the group’s formation. Brothers Don and Ross Barbour, Columbus, Ind., their cousin Bob Flanigan, Greencastle, and friend Hal Kratzsch, Warsaw, started the group at Butler University in 1948. Their blended style of harmonizing later inspired The Beach Boys, among other groups. The longest-tenured member of the group is Bob Ferreira, who is starting his 26th year. Ferreira, 48, sings bass vocal parts and plays the drums. He joined The Four Freshman in 1992. “The last original member and lead singer, Bob Flanigan, who had been with the group 44 1/2 years, was retiring,” Ferreira said. “When I joined, he and another member of the group was retiring simultaneously.” Flanigan stayed on as manager and owner of the group until he died in 2011. “He was the biggest cheerleader and believer that the sound could continue,” Ferreira said. Ferreira was referred to audition by former Four Freshman member Kirk Marcy,

ATI stages Hawaiian luau fundraiser editorial@youarecurrent.com An End of Summer Hawaiian Luau fundraiser to benefit Actors Theatre of Indiana is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 29 at Danny Boy Beer Works, 12702 Meeting House Rd., Carmel. Cost is $50 per person, which includes two free drinks. Music will be provided by Dwight Lightning and the Conch City AllStars, who play hits from the 1960s to today. Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops are welcome. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/endof-the-summer-hawaiian-luau-with-actorstheatre-of-indiana-tickets-48902132595. The next fundraiser for the Carmel-based ATI is the Fall Barn Bash set for Oct. 18. Carmel-based ATI will open the 2018-19 season with “A Comedy of Tenors” Sept. 7 to 30 at The Studio Theater in Carmel, followed by “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” Nov. 16 to Dec. 14; “Ruthless The Musical” Jan. 25 to Feb. 17 and an updated version of “Forbidden Broadway” April 26 to May 19. For more information about the season, visit atistage.org.

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who was Ferreira’s instructor at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Wash. “It was surreal to be able to audition for this group,” Ferreira said. “I thought I’d maybe try it for a year or two and if I didn’t like it, I’d go back to school and get my teaching degree. But I ended up just loving it and I still do. It’s not often that people get to do what they truly love to do, so I feel very fortunate.” Ferreira, who lives in Las Vegas, said the group is usually on the road about half the year. Ferreira said the group is always performing new arrangements. “We always stay within the style of the group, and most of the time we keep it to the timeless standards,” he said. “We do songs from the very beginnings in 1948 all

the way up to a month ago when we introduced some new arrangements. There’s always a core repertoire of hits, like ‘Poinciana, ‘It’s a Blue World’ and probably the biggest one, “Graduation Day.’” Ferreira said he loves the hardcore fans, like Lantz. “We have fans all over the world, several thousand members in this organization,” Ferreria said of the fan club. “They love the sound and celebrate the sound. It’s its own only little community.” The conventions are great times to catch up, he said “It’s almost like a family reunion,” Ferreria said. “I’ve known half of these people half my life. A lot of these people have become near and dear to me.”

Westfield — The Flying Toasters will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Urban Vines Winery. Carmel — The Woomblies Rock Orchestra will appear at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the “Summer Family Concert Series” at the Gazebo. Fishers — Houndmouth, with special guests Mt. Joy, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. Tickets are $9.23. Noblesville — The New Augusta Band will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Hamilton County Courthouse as part of the String-Time Concert Series, sponsored by Legacy Keepers Music. Fishers — Doug Henthorn will appear at noon Aug. 22 at Liberty Plaza on the Central Green. Noblesville — The BrewBQ will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Federal Hill Commons. For more, visit noblesvillerotaryclub.org/ brewbq/.


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Where’s Amy sees ‘The Kitchen Witches’ Crew and cast members, from left, Producer Dee Timi (Westfield), actress Sydney Heller (Plainfield), Stage Manager Angela Staggs (Noblesville), Assistant Stage Manager Emma Lechner (Indianapolis) and Director Courtnie Janikowski (Westfield) share a few laughs on stage before Carmel Community Players’ opening-night production of “The Kitchen Witches” Aug. 10 at The Cat in Carmel. The fast-paced show will delight and remind you of legendary comedic actresses Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett’s way of making you laugh at real-life situations dealing with friends and family. Throw in some serious food fights and creativity and you have one heck of a show. Grab your foodie friends and family, bring your appetite and do not miss “The Kitchen Witches.” You will eat it up. The show runs through Aug. 19. Support Carmel Community Players. Where’s Amy can’t wait to see you next at CCP’s ‘Forever Plaid’ Sept. 21 to Oct. 7. (Photo by Amy Pauszek)

Revving up for Artomobilia By Rick Morwick • rick@youarecurrent.com Carmel Artomobilia always has been a high-octane event for automotive connoisseurs. Now, its shifting into CONCERT high gear to benefit another group — gravely ill children. A showcase of nearly 400 collector and enthusiast cars on the streets of the Carmel Arts & Design District, the Aug. 25 IU Health North Artomobilia is expected to draw up to 20,000 visitors from Hamilton County and the greater Indianapolis area. Launched in 2008, the 11th annual Artomobilia will feature a dazzling array of classic cars, sports cars, muscle cars, exotic cars and supercars — of all makes and models — in 20 judged classes and 15 corrals. “That’s the beauty of the event,” Artomobilia Coordinator John Leonard said. “Most events are focused on a specific make or model. Artomobilia is the most eclectic automotive event in the Midwest and offers both breadth and depth of automotive interests.” Free and open to the public, Artomobilia is the namesake attraction of the broader Artomobilia Weekend, which begins Aug. 24 with the fourth annual Fuelicious — a private

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Rotary’s BrewBQ set for Aug. 25 By Mark Ambrogi • mark@youarecurrent.com Carrie Dixon figures barbecue, brews and music create an irresistible mix. The Noblesville Rotary Club EVENT secretary is eager for the third annual Noblesville BrewBQ, set from 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville. “It’s our one big fundraiser, so it supports primarily the scholarship fund for Ivy Tech Noblesville campus,” said Dixon, a Noblesville resident who is in charge of marketing/fundraising for the event. “Last year, we had 350 people. Our goal and what we prepare for is 600 people. I think we’ll be somewhere in between that.” Dixon said proceeds allowed the Rotary to provide $7,200 in scholarships for the first two years. The Rotary Club awards the scholarships to high school graduates. The pulled chicken, ribs and burgers will be prepared by contestants. The barbecue will be judged by a celebrity panel. Dixon said BlueSky Technology will likely put together an online poll so there is a popular vote winner. Nameless Catering is providing the side dishes. Bier Brewery is returning as a beer

From left, Rotary members Joe Carnavale, Carrie Dixon (secretary) and Jeff Derda (president) discuss the BrewBQ event. (Submitted photo)

vender along with new vendors Blind Owl Brewery and Moontown Brewery. Blackhawk Winery and Vineyard is new as well. Garden Party Botanical Hard Sodas is a returning vendor. Music is provided by The Dialtones from 4 to 6 p.m. and That’s What She Said from 7 to 10 p.m. Advance admission is $45 for a drinking ticket and $35 for a designated driver ticket (unlimited sodas/water). There is a $5 increase on both tickets on the day of the event. For more, noblesvillerotaryclub.org/ brewbq/.

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Gov’t Mule, The Avett Brothers, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville

Gov’t Mule’s “Dark Side of the Mule Tour” features The Avett Brothers and The Magpie Salute. The “Dark Side of the Mule Tour” features Gov’t Mule performing some of Pink Floyd’s beloved songs.

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“Million Dollar Quartet,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

Cost: $21 to $88.50

8 p.m. Aug. 21, 23, 24, 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Aug. 22, 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Aug. 25.

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“Who’s Bad: Music,” Symphony on the Prairie, Conner Prairie, Fishers.

8 p.m. Aug. 24, 25.

The Ultimate Michael Jackson tribute band returns for the third year featuring the chart-topping music and dance moves of the King of Pop. Cost: $37 for adults More: indianapolissymphony.org/ and $13 for ages 2 to 12. season/symphony-on-the-prairie

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7:30 p.m., Aug. 26

Irish singer/songwriter Niall Horan’s “Flicker World Tour” will include special guest Maren Morris. Horan rose to prominence as a member of One Direction. Cost: $19 to $106

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The musical focusing on the memorable night in 1956 when Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley showed up together at Sun Records in Memphis. Cost: $44-$69. Discount of $10 for children ages 3-15

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Luke Bryan will perform at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson)

Luke Bryan, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville

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The Luke Bryan “What Makes You Country Tour” stops in Noblesville. The tour includes Jon Pardi and Morgan Wallen. Cost: $98.25 to $128.25

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World travelers display photos — Former radio personalities Ann Craig-Cinnamon and John Cinnamon, world travelers and photographers, will be displaying 70 of their travel photos throughout September in the Art in City Hall display in Fishers. The couple’s photos capture the people, iconic places, events and animals from the more than 100 nations and all seven continents they have visited. Visitors can meet the husband and wife photographers at a reception at Fishers City Hall Sept. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Murray brings New Worlds to the Palladium — Actor/comedian Bill Murray will bring his New Worlds project to The Palladium in Carmel at 8 p.m. Oct. 5. New Worlds is a collaboration between Murray and acclaimed German cellist Jan Vogler and is an exploration of classic American music and literature. Accompanied by Vogler, pianist Vanessa Perez and violinist Mira Wang, Murray sings and recites works of Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Walt Whitman, James Fenimore Cooper, Leonard Bernstein, the Gershwins and other artists. For more, visit TheCenterPresents.org or call 317-843-3800.


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Verbs that mean business Commentary by Curtis Honeycutt

Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Don Knebel)

Buda Castle and the holy hand Commentary by Don Knebel Probably because of its previous association with the Soviet Union, many American visitors find Budapest unextravel pectedly beautiful and sophisticated. The Buda Castle is among its most popular destinations. When Maria Theresa of Austria became ruler of Austria and Hungary in 1740, Castle Hill, along the west bank of the Danube River in Buda, Hungary’s capital, had been the site of palaces for 500 years. To reward her Hungarian subjects for their support of her contested efforts to assume the throne, she erected a new palace atop Castle Hill that became known as Buda Castle. In 1771, Maria Theresa obtained possession of what was reputed to be the long-missing right hand of Stephen, Hungary’s first king. She gave this so-called “Holy Right,” claimed to have miraculous powers, to Hungary, which placed the mummified fist in the chapel of Buda Castle. Having no interest of living in Hungary, Maria Theresa allowed an order of nuns to use Buda Castle but soon decided that her lavish palace was no place

for a nunnery. She evicted the nuns and the palace housed a university. The palace was substantially damaged as it repeatedly changed hands. When Franz Joseph became King of Hungary in 1867, he made Buda Castle his primary residence and began a series of renovations and additions to make the now neoclassical palace the rival of any others in Europe. In 1873, Buda and Pest, previously joined by the Chain Bridge across the Danube, merged to form Budapest. Today, Buda Castle is home to the Budapest History Museum and Hungary’s National Gallery. Its beautiful grounds and spectacular views make for an ideal walking tour, but anyone hoping to see the Holy Right will be disappointed. The bejewelled relic was removed from Buda Castle in 1944 and now resides across the river in St. Stephen’s Basilica. Don Knebel is a local resident who works for Barnes & Thornburg LLP. For the full column visit donknebel.com. You may contact him at news@currentzionsville.com.

Dispatches Clean iron skillet — To prevent rust and extend the life of a cast iron skillet, it’s best not to use soap to clean it. Instead, use about a tablespoon of coarse salt to scrub the pan after a meal. The salt breaks up bits of stuck food and residue on the skillet. Then rinse the pan with hot water and dry it. To further protect the skillet, rub a few drops of vegetable oil over the cooking surface. Source: FamilyHandyman.com Track your water consumption — A clever new water bottle can help you keep track of how much water you’ve had for the day. The

Hidrate Spark 2.0 is a water bottle with an internal sensor. Using the free Hidrate app, you can sync the bottle to your smartphone for updates on your water consumption. You can also use the app to set hydration goals. Source: BottomLineInc.com DIY nonslip hangers — You can make your own grippy hanger for those slippery items. Simply apply a bead of hot glue along the top arms of a regular hanger. Let it dry completely. The dried glue has a rubbery quality that will cling to cloth, keeping things from sliding off. Source: FamilyHandyman.com

You’ve gone over your expertly tailored business suit with your lithium batterypowered lint roller grammar guy in the executive bathroom. Now, you’re assuming your power stance at the front of the conference room, getting ready to share your big PowerPoint presentation (or — as it’s known in startup circles — your “slide deck”). But, to get the seven-figure multi-national merger deal done, you’re going to need one more key ingredient: power verbs. We all know that verbs are action words, but some of them are puny, anemic and overused. If you use weak verbs in your presentation, the overseas investors are going to start yawning and looking at their own (probably Swiss) luxury watches, wondering at which Michelin-star restaurant they should dine later tonight. Let’s take the word “said” as an example. It’s boring, yet we drop it in by default into our everyday communication. Instead, consider more powerful verbs like yelled, demanded, explained or insisted. “Walk” is another verb that screams

“weak sauce.” No one just “walks” anymore, unless you want to walk straight to the unemployment office. Instead, consider using strut, dart, march, mosey or meander. See what I mean? Talk about “walking” like a boss, and you’ll soon be the boss. You can almost smell the rich mahogany of your boss’s desk, can’t you? Now, let’s take a look at “look.” No one even gives it a second glance. Instead of look, use a more creative, evocative word like gape, examine, notice, glare or stare. Finally, let’s talk about “talk.” Talking is for career mid-level managers (at best). Instead, use a stronger verb like spout, reveal, divulge, gab or mumble. Power verbs will win you friends and influence people, especially executive corporate vice presidents of overseas fiduciary acquisitions. Using power verbs will knock the designer socks off your potential investors. Curtis Honeycutt is a national award-winning, syndicated humor writer. Connect with him on Twitter (@curtishoneycutt) or at curtishoneycutt.com.

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26. I-465 tire mishaps 27. Email alternative 28. Half Price Books space 29. New Mexico resort 30. Took care of 31. Brown County fall color 32. Former Pacer Skiles 34. Mayberry Cafe tyke 37. Independent school on West 64th Street 38. “Ain’t gonna happen!” 39. Seer’s claim 45. St. Vincent Hospital nursery staple 46. Bus. card abbr. 47. N.K. Hurst Company

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