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Blue Stone Folk School founder Geoff Davis (left) and volunteer Tom Park of Noblesville prepare to hang drywall on the exposed brick walls in the basement of the Victorian House. The room, which is expected to be open by spring, will display artwork of local artisans.


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Blue Stone Folk School, with Geoff Davis at the helm, is attempting to rise from humble beginnings By Zach Dunkin Current in Noblesville Every dream has a beginning. For Larry Bird it was shooting hoops in his backyard in French Lick with a cheap, rubber basketball he got for Christmas. For John Mellencamp it was playing frat parties in garage bands like Crepe Soul and Trash. For Hamilton County native Geoff Davis, it’s turning a grungy, borrowed basement into a blossoming space of creativity, where eager students are taught traditional arts like woodworking, painting, letter press, weaving and Davis’ specialty, ukulele-playing. Davis Davis, president and founder of the fledgling, nonprofit Blue Stone Folk School, is literally starting at the subterranean level – at the bottom of the 1893 Victorian House on Conner Street next to City Hall. His long-range vision is to tap into the rich art environment of Noblesville to create a folk school campus that would spread out all over the historic downtown district, bringing in students and tourists alike. “The idea is to find unused space all over Noblesville and make good use of it,” said Davis, a musician, woodcarver and teacher at the Key Community School in Indianapolis. “There are basements and attics and backrooms all over town that could be utilized, much like what we are doing here in this space.” Ideally, the students would be lodged in a small house near downtown that would serve as a dorm with a kitchen. They’d wake up to a communal breakfast and then walk to the different studios, according to the programs in which they had enrolled. “There would be this interaction between the students and the town and its people and businesses,” said the 47-year-old Davis, who moved to Noblesville from Carmel in 1985. “It would be somewhat like a retreat where many of the students would be escaping the hubbub of the city.” But, first things first. With donated materials, and volunteer help and little or no money, Davis must initially get the Blue Stone Folk School back on its feet in a space that served as the former basement, coal bin and kitchen for the stately Victorian House. Classes have been

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Musical instruments (above ) and reference books await storage space in a library of the Blue Stone Folk School which may not see completion for at least another year.

suspended since October, when the two-yearold school was booted from two second-floor rooms of owner Rick Vincent’s dark green building because the school couldn’t pay rent. “I don’t think he wanted to kick us out, but when someone wanted to rent all of the available space, who could blame him?” said Davis. “What he graciously offered as a solution, however, was the whole basement rent-free for three years.” The L-shaped cellar has exposed brick walls and wood-beam ceilings revealing plumbing, electrical wiring and heating and cooling ducts. An uneven concrete floor is in bad repair. The inherited space was filled with “trash and junk piled waist-high.” Some of it was sold for about $50 at a yard sale. The rest was hauled away. Volunteers have been spending spare weekends painting and hanging drywall. Major tasks ahead include hanging a ceiling, moving and replumbing a hot water heater and pouring new concrete flooring at the north end, where the library/office, classroom and kitchen will be. The group’s most pressing task is to get a small retail and supply shop at the space’s entryway and an adjacent gallery space finished by early spring. The library, which now displays a working loom donated by Conner Prairie, and a classroom, will have to wait. The goal is a year out. “If we can get the first two rooms open we can show people an idea of where we’re headed,”

said Davis. “We’ve got something here that diversifies the culture of the town and brings in tourists.”

7 wishes Founder Geoff Davis’ wish list for the Blue Stone Folk School: 1. Professional services – Attorney to assist with 501c3, CPA to discuss books and tax issues. 2. Skilled volunteers – Especially in electrical, concrete and plumbing. 3. Materials – Lumber, wire, paint, drywall, pipe. 4. Funding – $300 a month sponsorship of Folk Series Concerts, $60 sponsorship of Web site and associated services, and sponsorship of specific projects. 5. A partnership with B&B or hostel to house students. 6. Equipment and supplies associated with traditional arts - Kiln, letterpress equipment, tools, etc. 7. Resource folks and teachers For more information on the Blue Stone Folk School Project visit www. Contact Geoff Davis at

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It is our position that all too often entrepreneurs, financial advisors, and fund managers seem determined that their corporate retirement plan is serving time in a Federal penitentiary. Local entrepreneur Tim Durham, investor Dave Knall, and many others have come under investigation for what could be, at best, described as poorly managing the millions of dollars of other people’s money within their control. While charlatans may be the master of bull, we are hesitant to give a complete pass to those of us who relied too heavily on big promises, flashy cars and government regulators to make our investment decisions. Greed from both the investor and the crook is troubling (Madoff, HealthSouth, Enron), but regulators must not interfere so greatly that commerce is irreversibly damaged. Each of us must be vigilant in our investment decisions. Talk to family and friends (especially the elderly or uninformed) about their investments. Without regard to the devastation caused, there are scores out there willing to con folks out of their hardearned dollars. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is If we all look out for one another, we can mitigate the financial devastation of individuals and families in our community.

Getting a complex

It is our position that we citizens of Noblesville must get involved in the debate about the ultimate location for the development of a new Recreational Sports Complex in our neighboring city of Westfield. As city leaders to the west of us debate the proposed locations for the project, we of Noblesville would be wise to pay attention to the placement of amenities at our border. Originally proposed for 146th and Towne Road, such a location would put the center almost out of reach for routine use. But another site under consideration would place it just past the State Road 32 and Meridian/U.S. 31 intersection. With recent infrastructure improvements along State Road 32, many of us, especially those living in neighborhoods at our western-most boundary, could take regular advantage of the proposed complex. But even as Westfield strives to become the “Family Sports Capital of America,” we must reexamine our own community building efforts. While taking full advantage of the amenities regionally provided, we must continue to invest in homegrown assets. And as such, we should all participate in guiding this decision. Reach out to your elected official (or write your local paper) and share your view.

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Our nation has all sorts of arcane, nonsensical laws on the books. Each week, we’ll share one with you. In Temecula, Calif., ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California Street at all times. Source: Weird Laws (iPhone application)

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Every week, we will print a portion of the U.S. Constitution, followed by a portion of the Indiana Constitution. We encourage you to benchmark government policies against these bedrock documents. Today: the U.S. Constitution.. Section 10. No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility. No state shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any imposts

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or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it’s inspection laws: and the net produce of all duties and imposts, laid by any state on imports or exports, shall be for the use of the treasury of the United States; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and control of the Congress. No state shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.

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From the backshop Anyone else fed up with the Fed? The Federal Reserve last week, in something of an act of desperation, asked a U.S. Court of appeals to reverse a lower-court ruling that once and for all hopefully would give us a clear, wide-open view of where and how trillions of dollars of the public’s money has been spent. The decision stemmed from a lawsuit filed by one of our favorite financial sources, Its newspaper sued the Fed late last year because top officials there refused to release the names of the banks to which it gave money and, more importantly, how the officials made the decisions. The Fed gave the Bronx salute to the court, still refusing to tell how and where our tax money is spent. Fed chair Ben Bernanke is digging in his heels in fighting the attempt at transparency. His reward? Oh, only his re-nomination by President Barack Obama. It’s just a rubber stamp away. Change? Yep. More dollars than sense. ••• Our president recently announced new fees on “high-risk” transactions carried out by big banks. We believe placing fees on “risk-oriented transactions” makes no sense, but if this administration is going to do it, then let’s apply it

Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg fairly. Therefore, transactions involving TARP, Social Security, GM and Chrysler, for example, certainly qualify as “high risk.” So where are those fees? We actually want to praise Obama for a little known fact we recently came across. According to a recent Associated Press story, nearly 40 percent of top government positions remain vacant one year after Obama took office. Imagine how much money we’ve saved and the many bad policy decisions that haven’t been made. Thank you, Mr. President; given the potentially large pool of folks that don’t pay their taxes, it must have been tough for you to resist filling these positions.

It IS about the money, folks! COMMENTARY By Zach Dunkin Considering the money the city government of Carmel budgets for the arts, one can understand why an educator and artisan such as Geoff Davis (see cover story) is somewhat frustrated by where he sees the arts fitting into the city of Noblesville’s ledger. Nowhere. Last summer, the Carmel City Council handed out nearly a half million dollars to Carmel arts organizations, much of it invested in its spiffy Arts & Design District. Davis can’t imagine what he could do with the money spent for just one of the district’s stunning J. Seward Johnson statues – costing about 100 large each. He’d settle for a lot less in helping to develop his regional folk school in Downtown Noblesville. “But we can’t even get the government to acknowledge we exist,” laments Davis, a musician, woodcarver and teacher at the Key Learning Community School in Indianapolis. “We’ve got something here that diversifies the culture of the town and brings tourists to town, but if you’re not bringing in millions of dollars and jobs to this town, you get ignored.” When I sat down with Mayor John Ditslear last month to discuss the challenges of 2010, I did ask him about funding the arts. He didn’t

duck the question. “We have no control over the arts funding but we certainly encourage it,” he said. Down the stairway in her office at City Hall, Public Affairs Manager Cara Culp expressed surprise in Davis’ comments about being ignored. “Mr. Davis was invited by the city to participate in some of last year’s First Friday events in order to help build awareness of the Folk School,” said Culp, referring to the monthly street events presented by Noblesville Main Street, a not-for-profit organization which does receive some financial support from the city government to help preserve and develop downtown. “Of course, taxpayer money must be directed toward city services such as police, fire, wastewater, and so on, but if local organizations approach us with requests for assistance, we help in non-monetary ways whenever possible.” Again, you can understand Geoff Davis’ frustration. Zach Dunkin is the managing editor for Current in Noblesville. You may e-mail him at zach@

Breaking all the rules COMMENTARY By Terry Anker To a child, adults seem to get by with breaking all of the rules. We get to stay up late, eat whatever we want, and play with our toys as loud as we’d like. It kind of makes sense. From the perspective of those with very limited freedoms, the liberties that American adults exercise are pretty cool. To be sure, we are not as unencumbered as we’d perhaps like to be – the rules of aging and paying taxes don’t allow for much flexibility even for adults. But after we learn basic proficiency, society seems to let us take a pass at following all but the most fundamental standards. At some point in our lives didn’t we all learn what to wear to a funeral or wedding? Yet many revel in specifically proving that the expectations of good taste don’t apply to them. Text messaging, email and even telephone communication have substituted short-hand for clarity. And diet pills and low calorie soda attempt to cir-

cumvent exercise and reduced intake as the solution to an expanding waistline. Yet isn’t breaking rules – or at least learning and applying the ability to discern between necessary laws and simple provincialities – key to exploring innovation? To some, newspapers like this one don’t follow the rules. In fact, this column doesn’t adhere to the many standards applied to more formal or business writing (or thinking). How do we know which privileges are inure to the benefit of all who have reached the age of majority and which rules are never to be broken? Or do we ultimately each write our own rulebook and live by it as we please? Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@

From the backshop A sweet success in Candyland Editor: This past December I was honored to meet Zach Dunkin. He prepared an excellent article about my business, Uncle Henry’s Candies for the Dec 15th issue of Current in Noblesville. It was very well received. The article included some

of the stores in which customers can purchase candy. The simply Sweet Shoppe was one of them. They were overwhelmed with customers wanting to purchase some of Uncle Henry’s Candies. Carl A. Harvey Cicero

Give raises to seniors instead Editor: I see where our congressmen and women have chosen to receive a fairly substantial raise. Well, “fairly substantial” to them, but MONSTROUS to their constituency.  It is my understanding that this raise is not one that has been recently voted on, but one that was voted on quite some time back and entered into the congressional by-laws as an automatic increase raise as time passes and is not necessary to vote

on each time. Question: have any of the congress people chosen, voted, asked or otherwise said “No, we don’t want this automatic raise this year because of the bad turn of economic events. Let’s give it to the seniors instead of taking more from them in health care provisions and cost increases?”  Seems like a poor time to take from others while receiving a big raise.  John Linton 46062

Opinions mixed on Danielle Wilson’s recent columns Editor: Darn! After reading Barry Fairfax’s views (“Wilson not a representation of family life in Carmel,” Jan. 5), I am so sorry I missed Danielle’s Christmas column (“The perfect remedy to holiday stress,” Dec. 22). I can’t tell you how many copies of her articles I have sent to my daughter in Florida. Danielle is constantly lamenting the

same attitudes my daughter has expressed to me about so many topics. I enjoy Danielle’s frustrations and representations of her life. I particularly enjoy the way it often represents feelings I have not been able to express. Go Danielle! I will read your articles, and I would love a book as well. Pat Gross Carmel

Editor: I too have been skipping over Danielle Wilson’s weekly diatribe for a long time. As I read and hear the objections of others about her article, I am curious why Current tolerates her style of bullying disguised as humor. The level and

quality of the various articles in Current continues to inspire and interest me, but her contributions actually deteriorate the value of Current. I would rather see a word search in her space. Barb Dorn Carmel

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Bravo modern medicine! Pills are awesome

DISPATCHES » Enrollment now open for 4-H – There will be a Hamilton County 4-H call-out from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville. 4-H is an informal educational program where youth in grades 3 to 12 can learn life skills such as cooperation, leadership, decisionmaking, responsibility and more through hands-on projects in more than different subject areas. The enrollment deadline is March 1. Contact the Purdue Extension Hamilton County Office at (317) 776-0854 for more information or to enroll. Information and online enrollment is also available at: » It’s Vegas-ville, baby – The 60-Plus Club of Hamilton County in Noblesville is hosting a Las Vegas Night fundraiser at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Oak Hill Mansion, 5801 E. 116th St., in Carmel. Guests can play for prizes, participate in two auctions and enjoy hors d’oeuvres for $50 a single, $75 for a couple or $350 for a table of 10. Auction items include condo rentals in Florida and French Lick, Ind., art, a football autographed by Colts running back Joseph Addai, golf and flying lessons. Money raised will help fund the 60-Plus Club’s Living Room, an adult day care center designed to give the at-home caregiver of those afflicted with dementia/ Alzheimer's Disease a respite. For reservations, call (317) 518-1777.

Commentary By Danielle Wilson This morning, I was digging through our medicine bucket looking for some antibiotic eye drops. (It figures that on the first day back to school one of my kids may have pink eye.) The redness and itching could also be due to an allergic reaction to the kitty Santa brought (look for an article on that fun experience coming soon), but I hedged my bets with some prescription meds (not even expired!) and sent him on his way. It was a looonnngggg winter break. As I was sifting through the veritable cornucopia of pharmaceuticals, it occurred to me that I have some amazing legal drugs at my disposal. Headache? Not a problem. Two Excedrins, and I’m better in 20 minutes. Heartburn? No biggie. A couple Pepcid, and I’m ready for another chili dog. Poison ivy? Holla! One course of Orapred, and I’m itch-free! But these are merely the tip of the iceberg. Immodium, Advil, Chantix … I’m simply fascinated that people have found a way to harness potent chemicals, condense them into candycolored nuggets, and alleviate most of my annoying ills. For instance, I have hypothyroid disease. There’s no cure for it, and if left untreated, my organs would eventually fail, and I would die a miserable death. But because of modern medicine, I’m able to manage my symptoms with a tiny blue pill every day and will probably live until I’m 97. Imagine that! One little pill keeps my thyroid gland functioning normally and allows me to carry on with my insane, often cheeky, life. And think about the magic of narcotic painkillers. I was literally cut in half a couple summers ago, and yet I felt very little pain afterwards. Why? Because I was doped up on Percocet and Vicodin. (Why yes, I do have a few of those

Prayer group helps school moms hold on while letting go COMMENTARY By Leslie Webber One of the hardest things to do as a mom is to turn control of your children over to someone else. At least most of the time; rest assured there are days I’m tempted to give them to the first taker! Once our oldest reached school age, it was difficult for me to accept we would no longer be the influence in his life. We’ve done our best to instill values, but we can’t always be there to run interference. I was a bundle of nerves the day our son started kindergarten. Fortunately, I happened to notice a tiny slip of paper lying on a table with information on something called “Moms In Touch.” That piece of paper brought desperately needed solace. Moms In Touch is an international group that focuses on praying for our children, their schools, their teachers and administrators. We are a group of moms who believe prayer makes a difference. There are groups representing nearly every school in Noblesville. We’re not alone; there are mothers praying in Moms In Touch groups in more than 140 countries. The group I pray with ebbs and flows as far

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as attendance goes, and we often share prayer requests back and forth over e-mail. Our prayer requests run the gamut. We’ve prayed for wisdom and patience for teachers in dealing with wiggly and unfocused first-graders. We’ve prayed for ill parents. We’ve prayed for the safety of the buses on icy roads. We’ve even prayed in hopes of warding off head lice…more than once. While we don’t claim to have all the answers, it is such a relief to know there are other mothers who care enough about our kids to pray for them by name. It’s also pretty neat to know that while we are praying in someone’s home in Noblesville, mothers on the other side of the globe are doing the same thing. It makes our world seem smaller, more connected and a little less scary. For more information on Moms In Touch International or to find out if your school has an established group, visit Leslie Webber is a Noblesville resident, wife and mother of two very young children. She writes a blog at www.lesliewebber.blogspot. com.

babies left over, and no, I will never dispose of them. Ever. What if I stub my toe?) In addition to our cache of happy pills, we also have several different boxes of cold remedies. Dayquil, Benadryl, Sudafed. How would I survive winter without these beauties? Or let’s say you’re overly anxious, but really need a good night’s sleep because the next morning is Christmas and you have a sneaking suspicion Santa might just bring your kids a cat. Down a few Nyquil, and you’re good to go. Easy breathing and out like a light. Speaking of sleeping meds, how about that Ambien? I also got to swallow a few of those on my plastic surgery journey. Unlike Unisom, which leaves me feeling hung to the moon, I can take Ambien and wake up six hours later feeling fairly refreshed, even if I’m sitting upright on a cramped 727 to Amsterdam’s Schipol with a smelly fat man blocking the aisle. Brilliant, I say! The point is, pills are AWE-some! They travel well, hidden in purse compartments or jean pockets, and they don’t compete with your moisturizing shampoo for the last coveted spot in the ridiculously-small quart-size Ziploc that you get to carry on. Most importantly, pills can make us feel a whole lot better, fairly quickly and often cheaply. I’m not advocating addiction; I’m just saying modern science deserves a standing ovation. Bravo pharmacological marvels! Peace out. And it was pink eye!

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Workshop sessions guide specialty crop producers

Current in Noblesville Farmers and market gardeners who wish to grow their businesses will have an opportunity to learn just how at Purdue Extension Growing for Market workshop series, beginning Jan. 28. The program will be offered at 21 locations in Indiana, including the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville. The sessions are from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day. They are: • Session 1, Jan. 28 – The importance of customer service from both the customer and farmer perspectives. • Session 2, Feb. 4 – Quality assurance topics, including the use of good agriculture practices and third party audits to the producers' advantage. • Session 3, Feb. 11 – Regulations that might impact sales, including food handling, sales tax, serve safe and organic certification. • Session 4, Feb. 18 – Aspects of production, like considerations to establish or sustain a winter market, alternative heating methods and extending the growing season to extend product availability and increase income. • Session 5, Feb. 25 – Options for farmers who want to expand operation potential beyond traditional farmers markets. Some featured options are community supported agriculture (CSA), produce brokers and wholesalers and working with local retailers and chefs. Participants with high-speed Internet access can view the sessions online.

Interested participants must register no later than Jan. 22 or pay a $10 late fee. Registration is $50 per person for all five sessions or $15 per person for each session. Checks can be made to Purdue CES Ed Fund and mailed to Purdue Extension Hamilton County office, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN 46060-3697. Registration forms are available at https://www.ces.purdue. edu/ces/Hamilton/Ag/G4MBrochure10.pdf. For more information contact Ag/NR Extension Educator, Bill Rice, at (317) 776-0854 or

City street department alone in region using cost-cutting brine Current in Noblesville In an effort to help lower operating expenses, the Noblesville Street Department is now treating city streets with a brine solution before and during snow and ice storms. The brine is a proportioned mixture of salt, calcium, and water which is then applied to city streets either before and/or during a snow or ice storm.  The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has used the brine solution on state roads for a few years and during that time, the Noblesville Street Department observed the program to determine if it was a feasible program for the city, which has more than 225 miles of roads.   Currently, the City of Noblesville is the only community in central Indiana that is using the brine solution although others are exploring it.  INDOT continues to use the brine solution on state roads. The city is continually exploring ways to cut costs in response to decreased revenues while at the same time maintaining existing service levels.  Previously, the Street Department used only salt on the roads, but the brine has proven to be an easier and equally effective option as salt but at a fraction of the cost of salt.  It costs the city approximately $5.60 per lane mile to treat with brine whereas the cost of salt is approximately $22.37 per lane mile.  Certain high traffic areas and intersections around the city will continue to receive salt in order to keep traction in those high traffic areas at a maximum. 

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DISPATCHES » Health Expo offers plenty for all -- The first Indy Health Expo Jan. 23-24 in the Champions Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds is a two-day health, beauty and fitness event for the entire family. The event features more than 200 of health, beauty and fitness professionals, products, services and information, plus more than 25 speakers, seminars and demonstrations. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and admission is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Discount tickets are available online at The fairgrounds is located at 1202 E. 38th St. » RevolutionEYES includes iZion - RevolutionEYES, Carmel's leading optometric practice, recently announced the inclusion of iZon into their product line-up. Based on Wavefront technology, iZon lenses deliver a crispness and clarity unmatched by any other lens on the market today. » Fool everyone – Follow these quick tips from NYC makeup artist Linda Hay to get the most believable faux glow: • Smooth regular moisturizer over porous areas like ankles and knees so they don’t absorb too much color. • Smooth the tanning lotion on one thin layer at a time so the effect builds gradually like a real tan. • Don’t forget your neck and the area beneath your throat. • Apply with a circular motion to help avoid streaks. -Good Housekeeping 

AMC’s plyometrics improve breathing while running, strength By John Bellmore Current in Noblesville I have done two more weeks worth of workouts now in on the Alpha Male Challenge since the last time I wrote, and I really like this program. I am following the plan in the book by James Villepique and Rick Collins, Several readers have e-mailed me saying they believe AMC is a lot like P90X, an advanced total-body training program that focuses on abs, legs, chest, back, and arms through 12 routines that keep introduce new moves and challenge your muscles to get you very well conditioned within 90 days. To be honest it is very much like that except it uses more weight-training exercises and focuses only on men. It also compares to CrossFit, a strength and conditioning fitness methodology that’s stated goal is to create “the quintessential athlete, equal parts gymnast, Olympic weightlifter, and sprinter.” It is not sport-specific and promotes broad and general overall physical fitness To some degree both Body for Life and Transformation (both the creations of the inspirational Bill Phillips) are also comparable. The above mentioned programs all offer yearly challenges, sup-

port and on-line communities. They are all excellent programs and keep those seriously involved accountable by providing Web sites where you can connect and chat with others pursuing the same goals. The past few weeks of the AMC have had me focusing on a lot of body weight exercises (like P90X does) and plyometrics. I’ve always been good at body weight exercises, so nothing really new to say about those. The plyometrics, however, seem to be greatly improving both my ability to breath better when running as well as my explosive strength with heavier weights. They definitely leave me feeling exhausted but proud of myself. Great for the thighs and calves. I am looking forward to next week and doing more exercises with free weights and some of the martial arts activities I’ll be choosing. John Bellmore is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Health and Fitness and has been working with clients in the Noblesville area for the past six years. You can reach John or submit questions for future articles at

Massage misconceptions COMMENTARY By Sally Feldman It is interesting to me that gen-X kids consider massage in a different light than my own generation. The history of massage is ages old and yet there has always been a misconception over the difference between a massage therapist and a masseuse - never more so than with the baby boomers. Many people born in the 50’s and 60’s still don’t quite get it. Most massage therapists don’t even like being referred to as masseuses, but the stigma continues, as do the jokes about “happy endings,” red lights on your porch, and massage therapists being granola-crunching, new-Age freaks. If they would stop to recognize what it takes to be a massage therapist it may make them think twice before they make these jokes. Massage certification requires 500-600 hours, 50 clinic hours and, and passing a lengthy, nationally recognized exam. In many cities like Carmel, a police background check is required as well as a special license to practice massage in the area. The problem began when houses of prostitution started using the phrase “massage parlor” as the cover for its establishment. Physical therapists work with bodies and yet do not have this problem. Statistics show that the majority of massages are received by those under thirty years old. We old folks need to get with the program

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and leave the sexual innuendo out of it. Many clients consistently comment, “You must have really strong hands.” This is another misconception of massage therapists. The depth of pressure from a massage comes from taking a few steps back and leaning into areas using hands, forearms, and even elbows. It is important to rely on proper body mechanics, instead of force, to avoid overuse syndromes. “You have to get naked.” This is not true. Massage therapists should tell you to get undressed to your comfort level, and if you are uncomfortable in any way, stop the massage immediately. It is our business to cover you appropriately and make you feel comfortable even if you decide to wear a snowsuit, scarf and boots on the table. One other mistaken belief is that “massage therapists’ spouses must get amazing massages.” Well, okay. Three out of four isn’t so bad. My husband has never been more attentive(annoying?) since my new career began. TMI? Go! Fight! Win back your health, Indiana! Let the massages begin!

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Sally Feldman is a certified massage therapist and a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. For more information, e-mail her at

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What can IPL do for your skin? COMMENTARY By Dr. Jodie Harper and Dr. Angela Corea IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a popular procedure in the laser aesthetics industry, used for the treatment of sun damage and skin conditions related to aging. IPL is a flash lamp of light and not a true laser. The lamp hand piece is calibrated and programmed to specific wavelengths in order to target the specific skin concern.    IPL is most known for its ability to target melanin in patients with unwanted hair, sun/age spots, pigmented lesions or melasma.  Many are not aware, however, of more advanced IPL technology that can also be used to treat vascular disorders like …   • Spider veins  • Telangectasias (tiny capillaries) or other unwanted superficial veins • Rosacea • Vascular lesions, such as venous lakes, port wine stains, hemangiomas, scars and some birthmarks There are many IPL devices on the market. Some are very simple and used only for treating sun damage, while others are advanced and used for a wide spectrum of disorders. The decision to treat using IPL should be based on an appropriate medical and diagnostic evaluation by a trained professional.  It is a procedure that should only be performed by experienced, licensed practitioners, and only under the direction of a physician.

The procedure itself lasts about 30 minutes and usually takes a series of four treatments (four weeks apart) to obtain optimal results. Patients experience a snapping sensation similar to a rubber band during the procedure. After the area is treated, the skin can feel warm for several minutes and appear red for up to a couple hours. Sun spots will darken after absorbing the light energy and then lighten over several days as the skin naturally exfoliates.  Winter is the perfect time to have IPL treatments, because it is important to avoid direct sun after treatment. It is amazing, affordable technology with minimal downtime and incredible results.   Dr. Jodie R. Harper is boardcertified in internal medicine, geriatrics and wound care. Dr. Angela Corea is board certified in internal medicine. They are the medical directors at ClarityMD. They can be reached at or 317-571-8900.

PMS side effect Go ahead and blame your recent shopping spree on PMS. Turns out women are more prone to impulse buying in the ten days before their periods, according to a recent British study of 700 women. Researchers believe that any intense emotion – high or low – can influence spending behavior. Given the intensity of the hormone roller coaster, extra trips to the mall may be more likely. -Parenting 

Look for bearberry A flowering shrub that flourishes throughout the United States, bearberry is quickly becoming a popular skin brightener. The leaves contain arbutin, a derivative of the skin lightener hydroquinone (HQ), which reduces the formation of pigment-producing melanin. Unfortunately, HQ can irritate skin. Bearberry is a milder--but effective-HQ alternative when combined with other botanically based pigment faders, says Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD, a dermatologist in San Francisco. Look for it in brightening products for skin. - 

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Carb control When life gives you lemons, squeeze them on starchy foods like grains and potatoes – this may help you eat less overall. Acids (vinegar works, too) slow your body’s digestion of carbohydrates, so you just might feel full longer. -Good Housekeeping

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Introducing the ‘beer and shower test’

DISPATCHES » Chamber dates announced – The Noblesville Chamber of Commerce has released the upcoming dates and curriculum for the 2010 sessions.  The series will enable small business owners to clarify goals, and receive expert training on practical matters of running a business.  Six sessions are offered as a full package or individual sessions. Sessions include Marketing, Sales and IT Promotion on Feb. 3; and Customer Service and Satisfaction on Feb. 10 – both at 8 a.m. at the chamber office. Session topics for the rest of the year include: Finding, Hiring and Retaining Employees; Managing Your Employees; Business Plan Checkup; and Financial Intelligence.  Cost for each session is $25 for chamber members and $50 for non-members. The registration form is at, or contact the Noblesville Chamber at (317) 773-0086.   » Call out for ‘Taste’ event – Limited booth space is now available for the A Taste of Business in Noblesville event, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds. The annual event showcases a variety of Noblesville Chamber of Commerce member businesses and restaurants. The event is open to the public for $5 but the booth space offer applies only to Chamber members and costs $200. Contact the Chamber at (317) 773-0086 or email for more information.

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COMMENTARY By David Cain Recently I was meeting with a friend and was explaining to her how important it was to enjoy the people I work with. I explained in great depth that I wanted to work with clients I liked and whose businesses I could truly help. I wanted to be able to take them to a Pacers game and have a good time, and I wanted to wake up in the middle of the night thinking about their business. My friend echoed the comments and told me of the “beer and shower test” of someone she knew. It goes like this, he felt you should only work with people you’d enjoy having a beer with and whose business would be on your mind while in the shower. I naturally loved the concept. Fast forward two weeks, and I was making a presentation, explaining to an audience four men why our company was a good fit. I explained our need to be a partner and not a vendor, our commitment to helping them be successful and my need to feel a part of their business. Modifying and merging my own advice with my friend’s similar thoughts, I explained with conviction in this open forum that, “I only wanted to do business with people I’d want to have a drink with and think about in the shower.” The crowd laughed loudly and somewhat awkwardly. There are two, perhaps three, lessons here. First, the obvious,

think about what you are going to say before you say it. Second, it probably is a good idea to work with people that get you. Do they have a sense of humor? Will you like them in two months? Are they forgiving or bossy? I consider sales a bit like dating, and the contract is the marriage. Before I ink the deal, I want to be sure we’ll still be in love in a few months and not fighting. It’s important to find a fit and work with people you understand and like. That takes us to lesson three: Be yourself. It’s okay to misstep. My comments served us well as an icebreaker and conveyed to the group that we were real people and not robots. It’s funny how often people try to be something they are not. Pretending to be something you are not is not good for any relationship. Next time you are about to close a deal, think of signing that contract like standing at the altar, and maybe give your partner a closer look. It might make for a better marriage and less hassle down the road. David Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital media and online marketing company in Carmel. David welcomes your questions or comments at David.Cain@MediaSauce. com.

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jet's pizza Hamilton County’s newest pizza delivery restaurant is now open. Jet’s Pizza, a nationwide chain founded in Michigan with over 170 locations, added it’s Helmer latest in Carmel on Dec. 7. Nationwide, Jet’s is known for its pan pizza. Its crispy crust yields to a light pizza, unique to the Jet’s Pizza recipe. Their menu is accommodating to any palate and customers can enjoy watching GM Mark Helmer and staff prepare their favorite pizza while waiting. Jet’s is known for its top quality, fresh ingredients and outstanding customer service. Jet’s delivers all across the Carmel area, reaching as far north as SR 32 and as far south as 116th Street. They also deliver out east to River Rd and west to Town Rd. The small pizza parlor has an atmosphere of your local pizza joint with the experience and taste of a nationally established restaurant. Whether it’s a family meal in town or a movie night at home, Jet’s Pizza is there to serve you a slice.




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DISPATCHES » Mardi Gras Mambo downtown – The 10th annual AYS Mardi Gras Mambo, presented by AYS, Inc., will take place on Feb. 13 in Noblesville. New to the event this year, families are invited to make masks prior to the parade, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at North Elementary School.  AYS families, along with other community businesses and organizations, will be found marching from North Elementary School to Noblesville’s town square at 10 a.m. A Carnevale Fair will follow at the school from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The AYS Mardi Gras Mambo is a multicultural parade that began in 2001 on the sidewalks of Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis as an opportunity for children in AYS afterschool programs to showcase the multicultural arts that they had studied. AYS began hosting a second parade in Noblesville in 2005.  For more information, parade maps and maskmaking activities, visit mardigras.  » Learn drums, guitar in a day – If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the drums or guitar quickly, the Noblesville Parks Department is offering a couple of workshops taught by Scott Avey this month. From 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 29 the Just Once Drums Workshop for Busy Adults at Forest Park Lodge, Avey will lead a crash course that will teach basic technique, hand exercises, basic rock patterns and drum fills. Students will need to either bring drumsticks and a practice pad or purchase a set at the workshop. The workshop costs $55 per person.  From 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 Avey will lead the Just Once Guitar Workshop. Session 1 will cover the basics of playing using chords.  Session 2 will build on the information taught in the first session, teaching students the secrets of how to play by ear without the use of any written music. Cost is $55 per person, per session with a $5 discount if a student signs up for both sessions. For more information on both programs or to register, contact the Parks Recreation office at (317) 770-5750. » Auditions for Actors Theatre – Actors Theatre of Indiana, a professional equity theater company in Carmel, is having auditions for its 2010 season for union and non-union performers. Auditions are from 1 p .m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Carmel Community Playhouse at Clay Terrace, 14299 Clay Terrace Blvd., Suite 140. Auditioners should bring a headshot, resume and sheet music in the correct key. Auditions are by appointment only. Call (317) 669-7983.

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Brooke Roe, a 15-year-old sophomore from Noblesville High School, performed the National Anthem in front of 70,000 fans at a Colts game in Lucas Oil Stadium this season. Brooke, who has her sights set on a career as a country music singer, is preparing to travel to Nashville with her father and musician Mike Roe to record two of their original songs. For more information and to hear music by Brooke visit Photo provided by Mike Roe.

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Where do you like to eat? Mangia Italian Restaurant

Start with this, then flavor to your liking

By Molly Herner Current in Noblesville A good sponge recipe is a necessity for your recipe arsenal because it can be used for so many different occasions. This is just the vanilla sponge recipe, but it is easily transformed into many different flavors. It is a great base for birthday cake and will easily absorb any flavor you add to it. For chocolate, add cocoa and chocolate syrup to the cake batter before you bake it. For lemon, add lemon zest to the batter and then boil water, sugar and the juice of several lemons together to make thick, lemon syrup. Pour this syrup over the sponge cake just after you take it out of the oven.

Use this method for any combination of flavors, like raspberry, coffee, orange, cherry or even peppermint! Any combination of equal parts sugar and water boiled together with the flavor of your choice will soak nicely through this sponge and taste great. Make sure, however, that you don't absolutely douse the cake with the boiled syrup. The cake will absorb about 1 1/2 cups of liquid.


red zinger Ingredients: • 1 1/2 oz. Johnnie Walker Red Label • 2 oz. ginger ale • 1  twist lemon

What do you like about Mangia? It's one individual owner, the food's good and the prices are reasonable Mangia Italian Restaurant 11594 Westfield Boulevard Carmel, IN 46032 (317) 581-1910

933 Conner Street, Noblesville Phone: (317) 770-4545 Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (final seating) Monday through Friday and 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (final seating) Wednesday through Saturday.

RECIPE Molly Herner, is the baker/pastry chef at Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano. You may email her at odette05@

Basic Vanilla Sponge Cake Ingredients: • 10 egg whites • 10 egg yolks • 200 grams of sugar • 300 grams of flour • Pinch of baking soda Directions: 1. Sift together 300 grams of flour and pinch of baking soda and set aside. 2. Separate 10 eggs into different bowls. 3. Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form and set aside

What do you like to eat there? They have a chicken marsala dish that is fabulous

Chef-owned and operated The Hamilton is by no means a typical Noblesville restaurant. It is, by some customers’ measures, the best dining in Hamilton County. Begin the evening with the restaurant’s most popular appetizer, luscious, baked brie for two, topped with chutney. Try the crab cakes, lightly seasoned and served on a bed of mixed greens, if seafood suits your fancy. The menu’s bewilderingly enticing list of entrees offers something for everyone, and even includes a vegetarian-friendly eggplant roulade, slices of grilled eggplant stuffed with herbed ricotta cheese and spinach, and then finished with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese. The heartier might select the New York strip, arguably the best, juiciest, and most tender steak in town. Afterward, delve into a slice of Hummingbird Cake, a tasty pineapple, banana, and pecan combination slathered with cream cheese frosting. Monday through Friday, The Hamilton also offers an extensive lunch menu, including many sandwiches and more daintily portioned entrees. The restaurant also serves wine and beer.

4. Whip together egg yolks and 200 grams of sugar (or more depending on how sweet you want the cake) until light and fluffy. 5. Slowly fold the egg whites into the yolks and sugar. 6. Sift flour and baking soda into egg mixture a bit at a time and fold in slowly until thoroughly combined. 7. Bake at 325 to 350 degrees for a half hour or until the top is golden. Flavor and enjoy.

Directions 1. Add Johnnie Walker Red Label and ginger ale. 2. Mix and serve over ice. 3. Garnish with twist of lemon.

cannellini bean stew Ingredients: • 2 15-oz. cans cannellini or other white beans, drained • 1 14.5-ounce can lowsodium chicken broth • 2 cloves garlic, smashed • 1 bay leaf • 6 carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 3-inch pieces • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt • 1/4 tsp. black pepper • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar (optional) • 1/4 cup (1 oz.) grated Parmesan (optional) Directions: • In a Dutch oven, over medium heat, bring the beans, broth, garlic, bay leaf, and carrots to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaf. • Add the spinach, salt, and pepper and stir for 1 minute. Spoon the stew into bowls. Drizzle with the oil. If desired, add either some vinegar or parmesan.

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big splash adventure Where: 8505 State Road 56, French Lick, Ind. How to get there: From Noblesville, take I-69 south, I-465 south, I-65 south to Exit 29B, then west on State Road 56 to French Lick. About 160 miles, 3 hours. Winter hours: 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, and closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Cost: $23.95 adults, $16.95 ages 3-12 and 60-plus, free age 2 and younger on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; $17.95 adults, $12.95 ages 3-12 and 60-plus, free age 2 and younger. Room rates: Range from $99 to $269 depending on day of the week and ticket packages. Valentine’s Day weekend packages available. Info: (877) 936-3866, What: It might be cold outside but there are no weather worries at Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort. The family-friendly, tropical, 40,000-square foot water park features a gentle Lost River for floating along on inner tubes, two body slides and a 1,000-gallon dumping bucket at Buccaneer Bay. Guests can ride down a 54-inch diameter slide on an inner tube on Silver Beard’s Revenge or sit on single or double inner tubes on Jolly Roger Jetty, careening through seven curves before a big splash into the plungepool. Scallyway Scuttle and Plunder Plunge send riders through high speed twists and turns, curves and dips. Lost Treasure Lagoon is a treasure trove of activity that includes a ropes course, a circular pool with swirling waters and aquatic basketball hoops. For the smallest of buccaneers the Splish Splash Pool offers lots of activities designed especially for them.

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“Gamer,” the latest attempt to meld video games with movies, starts out with a cool, compelling premise. And then it devolves into a bunch of hyper-fast action scenes, maudlin emotions and exploitative imperatives. The filmmakers, the same team behind the “Crank” movies, seem to have their own peculiar formula. It’s like a marriage of 1970s exploitation movies and modern, ultra-hip music video style. The set-up is that the world is slowly being taken over by video games -- literally. Gerard Butler stars as Kable, the star of a combat game that billions of people watch on pay-per-view. The only twist is that he’s a real person, playing against other live would-be soldiers. They’re being controlled by players, who can determine whether they live or die.

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The heavy is Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall), the gaming wizard who devised the system, and played by Hall as a Ted Turner spoof, only younger and crazier. He wants to use his nefarious code to turn the brains of everyone on the planet into easily-manipulated hardware. The computer-animation-assisted action scenes have a nice kinetic feel. But whenever these video-game avatars try to emote like real humans, I wanted to hit the Off switch. Grade: C-minus

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42nd annual Central Indiana RV Show

Experts say the recreational vehicle market is coming back after a recession and high gas prices delivered its knockout punch the last couple of years. Come see what manufacturers have to offer at the 42nd annual Central Indiana RV show, daily through Jan. 24 in the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. Hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, and free for ages 16 and younger. For more information,

Bus Stop

Beginning Jan. 22 through Feb. 7, the Indianapolis Civic Theatre will present “Bus Stop,” a comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright William Inge. Tickets are $28 Fridays through Sundays and $21 on Thursdays. Visit for tickets and details

The Foreigner

The Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre 2010 lineup kicks off with the comedy “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue. The play runs from Jan. 6 to Feb. 7. Call the box office at 317-872-9664 for ticket information.

DINNER Hearthside Supper

Experience an authentic and intimate dinner in the Conner House during Conner Prairie’s Hearthside Suppers on Fridays through Sundays through March 21. Guests help with preparations by the hearth, sip on hot cider and indulge in a meal of queen soup, pork roasts with winter vegetables and chicken fricassee, with everything from the menu created from early 19th-century recipes. The 3-hour program, recommended for ages 10 and older, begins at 6 p.m. with Conner Prairie's costumed historical interpreters, the evening's hosts, leading guests along a lantern-lit wooded path to the historic 1823 William Conner homestead. Reservations are required. Cost is $55 per person. For information and reservations, call (317) 776- 6006. Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is 13400 Allisonville Road in Fishers.

TOURS Strawtown Enclosure

Interpretive staff will conduct tours on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 of the Strawtown Enclosure at Strawtown Koteewi Park, 12308 Strawtown Ave., Noblesville. During these tours the staff will discuss the details known regarding the Native Americans who built and used the enclosure and village more than 700 years ago. The 1 hour tour begins at 11 a.m. Jan. 24 and 2 p.m. Jan. 25 inside the Taylor Center of Natural History and include a short stroll to the village site.

Mickey’s Irish Pub

The following musical acts will be playing live at Mickey’s Irish Pub,13644 N Meridian, Carmel. For more information, call 317-573-9746: Jan. 22: Living Proof Jan. 23: KJ & the Jester Kings Jan. 29: Bunny Brothers Jan. 30: Why Stop Now

Mo’s Irish Pub

There’s live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Mo’s Irish Pub, 13193 Levinson Lane in the Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville. For more information, call 317-770-9020.

Hedgehog Music Showcase

The Radio Review at Hedgehog Music Showcase, 101 W. Main St., Arcadia, takes the form of a live radio show featuring big band, swing and pop standards of the 1920s-30s-40s performed by musicians and vocalists 8 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, call (317) 573-9746:

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Magdalena Gallery of Art is presenting this art show, displaying artwork by local kids. Opening night was Nov. 21. All artwork is available for sale, ranging from $100 to $150. Call 317-844-0005 for details.

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DISPATCHES » Here’s how they decide – When the weather is questionable and Noblesville Schools officials are assessing the conditions to make decisions about a school cancellation or delay, superintendent Libby Conner and her staff begin at 4 a.m. checking forecasts and driving the roads. Conner consults with the transportation and maintenance directors, the assistant superintendent, and the other Hamilton County superintendents. After considering all of the information, she makes a decision that all believe is not jeopardizing the safety of our students. If hazardous weather takes place during the day when students are already at school, the administrative staff constantly monitors the forecast and conditions, consults with other area superintendents, and then decides whether it’s safer to send students home early or whether conditions will be improved by the regular dismissal time. » Graduation day – The Noblesville High School Class of 2010 will graduate during a commencement program at 7 p.m. May 28, in the high school gymnasium. Tickets will be required for admission. A baccalaureate service will be offered at 7 p.m. May 27 at White River Christian Church.

Rejected and IU-bound – or maybe not COMMENTARY By Hannah Davis After a cushy, two-and-a-half-week break, and another week of acclimation to the new semester, I can safely say that I am 100 percent, completely, entirely ready to get the heck out of high school and settle into college life. This isn’t anything new for me, though. I’ve been scheming about life after graduation since third grade. On the first day of Christmas break, though, I had to readjust my daydreams. My beloved Kenyon (the college I’ve been lusting after for two years) turned me down. They sent a nice letter, of course, but it was a definite no. Onward to option No. 2, to which I was accepted months ago and have had on the back burner as a tentative second choice. Indiana’s very own Indiana University. Darn! No out of state? But then, just as I was coming to terms with (and even seriously looking forward to) heading there in the fall, my boss, Jane, had to wheedle her way in. “I’m making you apply to somewhere out east. You belong there. What’re you doing this week? You have a little time, right?” Oh, jeez. So, here I am, two weeks after most private colleges have stopped accepting applications, searching for a school that will satisfy every want and desire.

What my classmates say: “The hardest part of choosing a college is picking a major, and then which school has that major.” Luke Hall “It’s hard to choose what’s practical rather than what I’d really like.” Bri Handy

Finally, choosing a college will prove to be an interesting task. Sure, I’d love to hop along to Bloomington and not look back. But maybe Jane’s right. As my parents like to remind me, I can go anywhere and do anything. Theoretically, at least. Wish me, and the senior class, luck as we spend the next couple of months sorting out our futures.

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Counting and measuring – a few simple rules COMMENTARY By Brandie Bohney One of my favorite columns was my first for Current: less versus fewer. Because it was more than a year ago, and because I get regular e-mails asking to cover that same topic again, I’m going to revisit it and add another dimension this week. The same rule that governs when to use less versus fewer also governs another similar word pair: amount and number. That rule is one of measuring versus counting.  You see, some things are measured – sugar, oil, stamina – and other things are counted – shoes, pages, ex-husbands. And some words are specific to describing either the countable or the measurable. Less and amount are words that match up with the measurables. You can have less sugar, less oil or less stamina. In the same way, your diet may require a reduced amount of sugar, you may have an unspecified amount of oil on the floor of your garage, and you may have a greater amount of stamina than most marathoners.  On the other hand, fewer and number pair up with countable entities. Fewer shoes, fewer pages, fewer ex-husbands. You count the number of shoes in your closet, read a number of pages in your books, and refuse to reveal the

number of ex-husbands you have. As is often the case, the errors generally only occur one way. For less and fewer, it’s less that suffers overuse and fewer that is met with general disdain (or possibly just ignorance of its existance). I think that people forget fewer exists, and that’s why so many grocery store signs read “15 items or less.”   Deep breaths. Deep breaths.  In the case of amount and number, it seems amount has the overuse problem, while number is overlooked. It is not unusual for me to hear news announcers say a large amount of people gathered to hear someone speak or the amount of crimes has gone up or own in the past year. In both cases, number is the required word.    The bonus for the mistakes being one way is that you really only have to remember half of the rule to get it correct. After all, you’re not going to tell your sister to use fewer sugar in her cake or insist your husband clean up the number of oil he spilled in the garage.  Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at

Teaching your kids to not interrupt COMMENTARY By Becky Kapsalis Manners are a social behavior, and as stated here many times, behaviors are taught by us and learned by our kids. According to most of my clients, one of the most annoying kid bad manners behaviors is the bad manners of perpetual interruptions. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? You’re on the phone, and your kids demand instant attention. You’re entertaining friends, and your kids are constantly poking you until they get your attention. You’re concentrating on paying the bills when you are interrupted with, “Mom, have you seen my (whatever)?” We’re treated as though what we are doing is not nearly as important as what our kids have to tell us. Dutifully, we often stop what we are doing to answer their call. Probably not with the best attitude and most of all annoyed with not knowing how to handle the interruption without hurting the child’s feelings. Keep in mind that kids, for the most part, are very selfcentered. Their time is their time, and our time is their time, too! Hopefully, the following suggestions will help.

Avoid interrupting your children. Ask yourself if your question, request or concern can wait until there is a timely pause in what they are doing. (You will be teaching your children to respect your time and that manners matter). Ask for permission before interrupting your children. Example: When is a good time for me to get your attention? (You will be teaching your children to ask permission before interrupting you, and that tugging at your clothing is bad manners.) Before doing anything that requires uninterrupted time, explain to the children what you will be doing and ask them to store up their questions, concerns or needs until you become available. Make sure you don’t abuse the uninterrupted time, and make sure you follow through with your availability. (You will be teaching your children that patience and credibility is minding their manners). Hugs! Becky Kapsalis. aka YiaYia (pronounced Ya-Ya.) is a certified parenting advocate and child behavior coach. You may reach her at 317-848-7979 or e-mail becky@

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The light on dark rooms


» Repurposing your sweater – Most people know that an old knits can be taken apart and reknit into something new.  Most people, however, do not know how to do it themselves. That’s where Haik Avanian’s Reknit Project comes in. In January, send a sweater and get a one-ofa-kind scarf in return. Each month, the projects change. Go to for more details. - 

Commentary By Vicki Earley Some beliefs are so strong that no amount of verbal explanation can pierce the shell. Sometimes only evidentiary illustration will do. This is true with light color versus deep color in a dark room that lacks sufficient natural lighting My biggest challenge when helping a client with color is convincing them that white or pale walls are not the solution to illuminating a room with limited lighting. “A light color will never come to life in a dark room, but a rich, deep color can make a dim, somber space feel warm and luminous – even though it receives no natural light,” says color specialist Donald Kaufman. In reality, it is the lighting that brings a room to life. A pale, washed-out color will not achieve true illumination. Painting a dark space with white or pale tones simply accentuates the unflattering shadows. Therefore, light tones and whites are used to their best advantage when the situation provides an abundance of natural light.

Since this flies in the face of what we assume to be true, consider the included photos of underground subway stations. Since both spaces are below ground, there is absolutely no natural light … The extreme of dark rooms! The first photo shows the underground hall painted with white walls, white ceiling and pale floors. If the belief that light colors illuminate were true, this space should be bright and alive. Instead, it shows a space that is gray and dull with unflattering shadows. The overall feel of this space is cold and lifeless The second picture is a subway station that rejected the common belief that light color equates to light space. This underground was painted in a deep-value red and, with the proper placement and amount of lighting, it radiates with energy and life! This illustrates clearly how illumination is the job of proper and adequate lighting artificial lighting sources Whites and pale colors are used best in situations where there is plenty of natural and arti-

ficial light to flood the space and erase the cold shadows. Modern decor often uses an all-white color palette successfully, because contemporary space will often feature floor-toceiling windows, which provide an abundance of natural light. Powder rooms and media rooms are often painted with rich colors, and because these rooms typically don’t have windows, one would turn the light on anyway. It is not unusual for a client to gravitate toward the warmth of these rooms without recognizing the underlying reason. Kaufman’s book on color illustrates countless situations in which the marriage of color and light is the foundation for a beautiful space. The description of a dark room painted in a deep spice color makes the reader dream of erasing all traces of builder beige on the walls. Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact

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L A W By Alex Paredes It is easy to change your look with a new cut or some fresh highlights! Beth Law, a member of our New Talent Salon, would love to help you do just that! Beth brings color and new ideas to Salon01 and as a member of our New Talent team (haircuts start at $25 in our New Talent salon!). She has a desire to continue developing her coloring techniques and styling skills, which aids in her success as a New Talent stylist. Beth graduated from the Aveda Fredrics Institute in Cincinnati and shortly after that joined

Scale back your Scent

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While this season’s accessories may seem bold and daring, and this time of year is perfect for adding a flash of color or some rich highlights to your hair, one thing that should remain subtle is your fragrance. Choosing a simple, natural scent such as amber, rose or lilac, is a smart step when searching for a subtle scent amongst the ornate aromas that can be found at the perfume counter. To achieve a perfect perfume balance, dab a tiny bit of your scent to your clavical, nape and

behind your ears. Another tactic for wearing your scent in a less intense way is to use aromatic body oils and mists. Salon 01 now carries Ambre Blends, a line of oil-based scents which mix with your body’s natural chemistry to create a unique and delicate fragrance that’s all your own. This locally formulated fragrance line comes in three essences and can be worn by men and women alike. Stop in and find the perfect scent for you!

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What colors are in for spring? According to womensfashion. the following hues are hot for the upcoming season. Whether you are looking to spice up your existing wardrobe with some bold accessories, or step out in a new head-to-toe look, keep this color palette in mind when shopping for spring. • Turquoise — This delicate and feminine blue evokes memories of tropical beaches and cool clear waters. • Violet — The color of heather and spring blooms, violet, a cross between lavender and purple is a romantic, feminine gentle hue with uplifting properties. • Aurora —A deep, yet soft yellow with a slightly greenish

hue, Aurora, according to Pantone, represents the first glimpse of sunshine as it rises over the horizon. This is a more wearable yellow than brighter hues.

• Tomato Puree — This is the season’s boldest color in a classic, clean pinky red. This uplifting tone works really well with all neutrals or can be teamed with turquoise for a retro look. • Pink Champagne — a wispy combination of ivory and beige provides a subtle hint of warm color and provides a sophisticated blank canvas for almost any shade.

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Old pics, photo Web sites help bring ancestry to life sure how I felt about that. COMMENTARY Now I like it, even if the By Darla Kinney Scoles pile is still a bit overwhelmOld family photos have ing. At least they aren’t for always been on display in sale to strangers. our house. Luckily for me, there One such photo, in fact, are several sources that provided us with a name can help sort, identify and for our first daughter. An preserve such fragile (and old daguerreotype of a usually one-of-a-kind) great-great grandmother Photo by Darla Kinney Scoles memories. seemed to have eyes that Daguerreotype of a great-great grandmother Photo-sharing Web followed us wherever my sites such as Photobucket, husband and I went in the Sarah Hullebarger ‘came to life.’ Snapfish and Flickr offer a great way to scan and room. post old photographs for extended family or Because of this noticeable, if somewhat simply as backup. creepy, phenomenon, the photo’s subject, Sarah The site Dead Fred allows users to upload Hullebarger, became somewhat of a “live” person in our first family home. And so it was that when found photos, search identified photo databases, and help identify and find mates for unidentiour first child came, we named her Sarah. fied photos. Flickr’s Found Photographs group Old photos, it seems, have also been in the features mostly unidentified photos picked up at forefront of my family history discoveries lately. garage sales, flea markets or someone’s attic. Several recent conversations with friends ended Offline, try simply displaying vintage photos up somehow focused on old pictures and how and see who comes to life. their subjects eerily resembled current family members. I like that. While attending several auctions and sales over Darla Kinney Scoles is a freelance journalist living in Noblesville. the winter break however, I noticed many old Her most recent work involves photos in lots up for bidding. I didn’t like that. the creation of “Stories,” an Several years ago, as my mother-in-law enindividualized writing service helping tered that “I’m-going-to-clear-out-the-homepeople get their personal histories and-give-away-things” phase of life, she sent a down on paper. Contact her at giant bag of ancestral photos our way. I wasn’t

Dirty language is no laughing matter – or is it? COMMENTARY By Joe Shearer Two things we try to teach our kids not to do: say bad words and tattle on each other. It seems we’re doing something wrong. We were upstairs getting ready for a weekend day out when I heard the call. “Daddy!” yelled Riley, running into our room from the upstairs hall. “Jenna said a bad word!” The irony in this, of course, is that Riley is a notorious potty mouth, slipping out swear words whenever the mood strikes. He’s been punished several times in a variety of ways, but that’s done little more than teach him to be more sly when he lets fly. So, I investigated. Was it real, or was Riley trying to get his little sister in trouble? I took Riley to his room to dress him while Jenna went into our bathroom, across the upstairs of our house far out of earshot to get ready with Crystal. “So, what did she say?” I asked casually. “I can’t say,” as if he’d get in trouble for telling. “You won’t get in trouble. What did she say?” His eyes darted side to side. “She said bulls--t.” “Ah,” I said, and gave him his clothes. I headed back to the bathroom. “Jenna, did you say a bad word?” I boomed. I reached the bathroom and Jenna was sitting on the potty, her bold blue eyes wide as she saw

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me. She shook her head. “I did NOT say bulls--t!” she said. I tried to ask her how she knew which word it was if she didn’t say it. He could have chosen any swear word. But I could only get out “How did you know—” before I cracked up. I was reduced to the only thing a dad defeated trying to seriously chastise his child could do: turn my head and mask my laughter. Crystal, hiding behind our dresser, laughed silently and uncontrollably. That day, both of our kids got away with breaking the rules.

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• To date we have placed 35 AEDs with training and follow up procedures in local high schools. One eighth grade student’s life was saved this spring because of the availability of an AED which was presented to his high school through our fundraising efforts. • The 19th Annual Dining A La Heart Fundraiser Event will feature over twenty Indianapolis area’s top chefs presenting samples of their most delicious, heart-healthy appetizers, entrees, and even desserts. The event will also include a raffle of fabulous items.

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Need some fresh ideas in the home? Check out the Home Show COMMENTARY By Randy Sorrell Need inspiration or a dose of creative mind browsing for new ways to express yourself around your home? Check out the Home Show that kicks off Jan. 29 at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds. Indianapolis Home Show manager Brent Keller is genuinely pumped about this year’s show. And why not, with more than 900 exhibits, eco-friendly alternatives and plenty of celebrities, including Paul Dimeo from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” offering his expertise. Where else can you intimately experience what’s new in home building, remodeling, landscapes and more? Me? I like the energy, the upbeat crowd, the romance of spring’s anticipation and innovative solutions to sometimes boring problems. I really get jazzed spying others’ interpretations of what they believe is smart and trendy.  Tip: Visit Monday through Wednesday for a relaxed pace and increased opportunities for personal consultations with designers and owners! If you are feeling particularly brave, check out our featured space in the West Pavilion (SURROUNDINGS, booth #302) where forwardthinking minds will be challenged to imagine our remarkable marriage of galvanized metal and

A gardener’s work (fun) is never done, even in winter COMMENTARY By Holly Funk While the gardener can feel a tad useless come January, there is still plenty of fun to be had in preparation for the new growing season. The possibilities are endless. For instance, catalogs of horticultural delights are hitting my mailbox pretty heavily. Pen in hand, I am dog-earing page after page of the latest varieties and selections. At the same time, I jot down where I intend to put said delights once they arrive, thus I am planning next season’s bounty! Joy! Here are three key areas of concern you should consider before spring arrives: WEEDS: There’s no time like winter to keep weeds at bay. A pre-emergent herbicide granule will go a long way to ensure that annual weeds like henbit and crabgrass are kept in check. These granules dissolve and prevent weed seeds from germinating. However, they will prevent your favorable seeds from germinating as well, so use with care. Sprinkle the pre-emergent once the snow has melted and once more at the end of February. INDOORS: Indoor gardening can keep an antsy gardener content during these cold weeks of winter. Pay more attention to snipping away brown foliage and watering more

diligently during the winter. There is no need to water more during the winter, because the light is lower and the plants need less, but make sure they get it when they need it. Also, watch for troubles they might be having; you might want to “pot up” a size or give them a dose of fertilizer. OUTDOORS: While it is good to keep an eye out for troubles around the house, it’s not a bad idea to check around your garden for troubles, too. Trees can be quite fragile while frozen, so hold off pruning until temperatures are above freezing. At that time, it is ideal to prune, as the competition for pests and fungal issues is at a minimum, due to the chilly weather. So, just when you thought this gardening gig might never get in the swing of things, a whole slew of ideas are up for the taking. And before you know it, you’ll be digging in the dirt again. Sweating, and swatting at mosquitoes. And chasing off Japanese beetles. On second thought, this winter thing isn’t half bad. Holly Funk is an Indiana accredited horticulturist and advanced master gardener residing in Noblesville. Email your gardening woes (or wisdom) to

ambitiously sized bamboo for an interactive water feature. Our twist to the obligatory outdoor grill kitchen is another anxious material nuptial of cultured stone, sleek granite counters compliments of Granite Services, ample stainless steel, and of course, more rippling galvanized metal. Smart, contemporary Azek decking inspires yet another sub-urban “outdoor room” where sleek photos, cobalt blue urns and lush landscaping will absolutely prompt a Pavlovian response to improve.  No, we didn’t visit a medicinal marijuana storefront in our recent California jaunt. We just felt compelled to take a risk with material and insert a decidedly “urban” experience in the show.  Deviation inspires! A masterpiece or sheer disaster … you be the judge. Let 2010 be the year you create that living space you have always imagined. Intentional spaces can bring families together for dinner. They can be a place to heal, a place to love and be loved and a place to … Stay home. Be moved.  

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Across 1. Scottish cap 4. Prepare, as tea 9. Paradise Bakery items 14. Mine find 15. Anklebones 16. Vernacular 17. Peter Rabbit Day Care Center attendee 18. St. Vincent Heart Center concern 19. Trojan War epic 20. Kelly Nails board 22. One of the Bobbsey twins 24. Kind of approval 25. County south of Hamilton 27. Shove 29. Mix-up 31. Indianapolis Zoo bears 34. Cast a ballot 37. Chess piece 38. ‘07 film starring Tim Robbins and Bridget Moynahan 39. Before, in verse 40. Upright 43. Hobby Lobby buy 44. Kingdom 47. Gift topper 48. Alternative drinks at Starbucks 49. North winds 51. Consolidate 53. Building’s weatherproofing

55. County north of Hamilton 59. Cry from Homer Simpson 61. Anger 62. Like Crown Hill Cemetery at night 63. S-shaped moldings 65. Peruses a Current newspaper 69. Mickey’s Irish Pub drink 70. Words to live by 71. IRT parking attendant 72. Was ahead 73. N.J. college: ___ Hall 74. Indiana Fever player White 75. Current newspaper revenue source Down 1. Eiteljorg Museum pole 2. Shapiro’s fragrance 3. Yellow Cab ticker 4. Remain (2 wds.) 5. Chinese ideal 6. Be human 7. Indy’s winter clock setting 8. Michael Feinstein’s instrument of choice 9. County northwest of Hamilton 10. Feel awful 11. Having a sharp edge 12. “Good grief!” 13. Clabber Girl specialty: Baking ___ 21. Greet Judge Steven R. Nation

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23. Query 26. Peyton or Mitch, e.g. 27. “Funky Winkerbean” character 28. Neighbor of a Vietnamese 30. Distant 32. Carmel’s Sister City Kawachinagano’s continent 33. Westfield HS volleyball team stats 34. Hop, skip or jump 35. Black-and-white cookie

36. Ripped page from a magazine (2 wds.) 41. IDOC prisoner 42. Twerp 45. Floral necklace 46. County east of Hamilton 48. Use a keyboard 50. “Dear” one 52. College football bowl game 54. Moxie 56. Start of a refrain

57. Lubricated 58. Must-haves 59. Clarian North personnel, briefly 60. Fairy tale villain 64. Tokyo, once

66. Serving of corn 67. Will Smith title role 68. Santa Claus, Indiana’s favorite mo.

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Seamstress Drycleaner in the Carmel/Westfield area is looking for an experienced seamstress. Must be professional and have proven alteration and sewing skills. This could be a great business opportunity for the right person. Please call 706-1011 ask for Helen or Ken.

OBITUARIES James W. ‘Bill’ Toomey, 82, Noblesville, passed away Jan. 8 at Harbour Manor Care Center in Noblesville. He was born December 6, 1927 in St. Charles, Virginia to Reginald and Sarah (Stewart) Toomey. Bill was a WWII Army veteran, a member of New Light Christian Center in Noblesville and a member of the URW. He is survived by two sons, Doug (Tracie) Toomey of Cicero & Dennis (Sharon) Toomey of Noblesville; brother, Ralph Toomey of St. Charles, VA; six grandchildren, Tessa, Janice, Shana, Dennis Jr, Melissa and Michael; five greatgrandchildren, James, Noah, Sharalyn, Kylee and Abigail; and girlfriend, Jewell Siler of Strawtown. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Elenor Toomey in 1987; brothers, Stanley, Raymond, George, Frank & Jack Toomey, Clarence Wells; and sisters, Thelma Mullins, Gladys Blankenship, Beatrice Fleenor and Sue Alsup. Richard B. Grimes, 89, Noblesville, passed away Monday, Jan. 4 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. He was born January 21, 1920 in Demming, Ind., to George H. and Clara (Barron) Grimes. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of First Friends Church in Noblesville. He is survived by step-son, Edward Covey of Noblesville; brother, George W. Grimes Sr. of Noblesville; and several step-grandchildren. In additon to his parents, Dick is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Grimes in October 2001; stepson, Joe Covey; and sisters, Esther Moore and Rosella Powell.

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