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Main Street looking to hire market master By Robert Herrington • firstname.lastname@example.org
Noblesville Main Street is looking to hire a market master for the 2012 season of the Noblesville Farmers Market. NMS Executive Director Joe Arrowood said the part‐time manager for the market is needed to provide operations and management assistance. For many years, Jeff Zeckel ran the market until a committee, headed by Dana Thompson, organized the weekly market last year. “We’re trying to make it a little bit better and different,” said Arrowood. “We’re trying it out – see what happens.” The market master will not be allowed to have a booth at the market. Arrowood said NMS wants someone available all the time. “The market master is responsible for the day‐to‐day operation of the Noblesville Farmers Market,” said Arrowood. “The role of the market master is an important part of ensuring a well‐organized, attractive and inviting local event for the Noblesville Farmers Market. The market master’s primary objectives are to support vendors while ensuring compliance with market rules, and to encourage both vendor and customer participation.” Arrowood said the market master should arrive one hour before the market opens and will generally be done about one hour after the market closes. He added two to four additional hours per week may be required throughout the market season, along with some hours before the season for planning efforts. “It takes a lot of work before it gets started,” said Arrowood. “Most of the work is in the morning. The rest of the day is
Rapp named Top 60 senior by Hoosier Magazine – Riley Rapp, a member of the Class 3A state champion Guerin Catholic boys basketball team, was named one of the top 60 senior boys players from the 20112012 season invited to participate in the 25th annual Rapp Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Senior Workout on April 1 at Marian University in Indianapolis. He was selected from approximately 1,600 senior players statewide. Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted throughout the season and the 2012 state tournament to determine Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60.
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Guests check out various vendors during last summer’s Noblesville Farmers Market. (Photo submitted by Noblesville Main Street).
walking around and checking stuff out.” For the service, Arrowood said the position pays $2,500 for 250 required hours (approximately $10 an hour). The Noblesville Farmers Market is open rain or shine 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 19 to Oct. 13. It is held in the Riverview Hospital overflow parking lot along Ind. 32. Vendors sell a wide array of locally-grown produce, bedding plants, fresh-cut flowers, locally-produced honey, handmade soaps and freshbaked goods. Those interested in applying for the position can send their resume and letter of interest to email@example.com or Market Master Position, Noblesville Main Street, 839 Conner St., Noblesville, IN 46060. For more information, visit www. noblesvillemainstreet.org/Farmers__Market_5KSR.html.
IHSAA commissioner speaks to chamber – Bobby Cox, Indiana High School Athletic Association commissioner, addressed the Noblesville Chamber members at its March membership luncheon on March 28 at Purgatory Golf Club. Cox explained the goal of the IHSAA and ways it helps its members and student-athletes. “We’re building student leader’s one student at a time – that’s what we’re really about,” he said. Cox also briefly discussed the controversial topic of class basketball, which began following the 1996-97 season. Sixteen years since the decision, Cox said there are still “nostalgics” IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox speaks to the who would like to see the old play- Noblesville Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Robert Herrington) off system return; however, most schools prefer class basketball because it allows more students and schools the opportunity to advance and play for a state title. “It’s not what I want, it’s what our members want,” he said. “You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.” Prior to joining the IHSAA, Cox had spent the previous 21 years as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator in the Carmel Clay schools. As athletic director at Carmel High School, Cox directed 22 sports, 63 teams and 97 coaches serving more than 800 student athletes. Managing Editor – Robert Herrington firstname.lastname@example.org / 489.4444 Associate Editor – Terry Anker email@example.com Copy Editor – Christine Nimry firstname.lastname@example.org Art Director – Zachary Ross email@example.com / 489.4444 Associate Artist – Andrea Nickas firstname.lastname@example.org / 489.4444
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New Belfry show coming to stage soon – “12 Angry Men,” directed by Karla Ries, will open April 13 at the Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville. Stand witness to the charged claustrophobic atmosphere as 12 men bring their life experiences into the jury room where the life of one accused boy rests in their hands. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. April 22 and 29. Tickets for this performance are $15 for adults and $12 for children ages 12 and younger. Seating is limited and reservations are required and can be made by calling 773-1085, or online at www.thebelfrytheatre.com. Changes in absentee voting – New this year for voters wishing to cast an absentee/early ballot in person must enter the Government and Judicial Center through the west doors of the building, back by the plaza area. No longer can voters come in the front doors on Eighth Street for voting purposes. Absentee voting is available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to May 4; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 and May 5; and 8 a.m. to noon May 7. Commuter lines expand to Fishers, Carmel – The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority has announced fares for a new reverse-commute shuttlebus service from park-and-ride lots in Carmel and Fishers. Each one-way trip will cost $3, or $1 for riders with a valid, stamped IndyGo transfer pass issued the same day. The routes will originate in downtown Indianapolis at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Ohio streets, and head to the park-and-ride lots at the Carmel Meijer and at 106th Street and Lantern Road in Fishers. Riders will transfer to shuttles that will transport them to more than two dozen destinations. For the exact stops, visit www.currentnoblesville.com. Spring break movie marathon – The Hamilton North Public Library Cicero Branch, 209 W. Brinton St., will host a movie marathon from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Movies include “The Adventures of Tintin,” PG, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; “The Muppets,” PG, 12:30 to 2:15 p.m.; and “The Three Musketeers,” PG-13. The marathon, which includes free popcorn, will take place in meeting rooms A and B. For information, visit www.hnpl.lib.in.us or call Emily at 984-5623. We asked, you answered. Here are the results from the recent online poll question: “Should local government use funds to support retail businesses?” Yes, whatever helps drive the local economy forward – 50 percent (4 votes); No, my tax dollars are meant to be used for other things – 50 percent (4 votes); Total voters: 8. To vote for the new online poll question – “What are you doing for spring break?” – visit www.currentnoblesville.com.
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Eggs snatched up in annual community hunt By Robert Herrington • firstname.lastname@example.org
December are used to host the two community events. While the event is free, Junior Leaders were accepting donations for their Relay for Life team that will participate in NoblesMore than 1,200 candy-filled eggs were picked up by infants to ville’s upcoming event. They also offered face painting and pic8-year-olds during the annual 4-H Junior Leaders Easter egg hunt tures with Easter-dressed llamas for $1. March 27 at the Hamilton County 4-H Grounds. Swain said the goal of Junior Leaders is to represent “It’s a great way for the Junior Leaders to provide a spring event Swain the county and 4-H program by lending a hand to for the community,” said Junior Leader President Shelby Swain, a groups. She added public service is a key focus. senior at Hamilton Southeastern High School. “It’s a large event. “We’re the future leaders of our world,” We always like to see happy, smiling faces.” she said. “We want to give back to the The egg hunt is one of two events the organization hosts for the comcommunity.” munity at no charge. The other is the haunted house and Halloween celFor more photos, visit www.currentebration in the fall. Swain said funds raised from the Junior Leader concession stand during the Hamilton County 4-H Fair and poinsettia sale in noblesville.com.
Prevail’s Spring into Fashion event raises more than $9k email@example.com Prevail Inc., a Hamilton County-based nonprofit advocating for victims of crime and abuse, hosted Spring into Fashion March 14 at Woodland Country Club in Carmel. Fashions were provided by Lilly’s Boutique Gallery of Zionsville and event proceeds totaling $9,235 will benefit Prevail’s programs and client services. Spring into Fashion included a lunch, and guests were encouraged to arrive early to shop for clothing and accessories from Lilly’s. WISH-TV anchor and investigative reporter Karen Hensel served as Master of Ceremonies. Michelle Corrao, Prevail Inc.’s director of community relations, shared her devastating story as a victim of assault and rape, and discussed how services such as Prevail Inc. helped her, and other victims of violent crimes, find the strength to come forward and begin rebuilding her life. Attendees enjoyed an exciting raffle that featured car wash tickets, museum passes and restaurant gift certificates, as well as other prizes, including an amethyst/diamond ring from Hofmeister Personal Jewelers and a $500 gift certificate from Smith Jewelers. For more information on Prevail and its services, visit www.prevailinc.com, or contact Loretta Moore at 773-6942 or Loretta@prevailinc.com.
Lions Club distributes dictionaries to students By Keith L. Everson • firstname.lastname@example.org The Noblesville Lions Club continued to focus on its motto of “We Serve” by donating and distributing student dictionaries to Hinkle Creek Elementary School third-grade students on March 14. Several of the club members participated in the presenting of these dictionaries to Principal Jack Lawrence and the members of the third-grade class. Since the club’s chartering in 1942, its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, such as the annual Pork Chop Dinner, the KidSight Program and volunteering at numerous community events. Proceeds from fundraising events have gone to fund the Noblesville Lions Club Scholarship Program, Youth Vision Screening, Noblesville Third Phase, Noblesville Street Dance and programs such as the donation of dictionaries. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest
Hinkle Creek Elementary School Principal Jack Lawrence, center, receives a dictionary from Lions Club members Clayton Fleming, right, and Steve Shaw.
service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.
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Action: Change of zoning for property at 748 Hannibal St. What it means: The real estate in lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in R.L. Wilson subdivision along the north side of Hannibal Street between South Eighth and South Sixth streets shall be rezoned from general business to downtown zoning. The plan commission voted 9-0 in favor of the rezoning on March 19.
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Action: City to vacate right-of-way along old Brooks School Road What it means: Brooks School Road, between Greenfield Avenue and 136th Street, was abandoned and removed in 2007. With no foreseeable public purpose, the city is looking to vacate certain parcels of right-of-way land to adjacent landowners.
What’s next: The parcels of land shall be vacated to adjacent property owners Marilyn Bubenzer, Wayne S. Miller, the Eugene P. Cornett Living Trust and Adaline M. Cornett.
Action: SMC Corp. of America receives a 10-year tax phase-in What it means: The Japanese company’s North American corporate headquarters is expanding its facility at 10100 SMC Blvd. in Noblesville’s Corporate Campus by 600,000 square feet. Officials said the expansion cost is approximately $19 million. The terms of the tax phase-in allow SMC to gradually pay taxes on its construction while the city receives property taxes on land that would otherwise be undeveloped. SMC will save $2,602,646 in property taxes with the phase-in.
What’s next: Construction is expected to begin in May and be completed by the end of September. With the expansion, SMC plans to add 163 new jobs by 2017 with the average wages and benefits being $62,732.
Janus breakfast raises $25k for nonprofit By Jordan Fischer • email@example.com The fourth annual Create, Connect and Commit Fundraising Breakfast, held March 23 at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, raised more than $25,000 for Janus Developmental Services. Janus, located at 1555 Westfield Rd. in Noblesville, provides education and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in Hamilton County. Its initiatives include First Steps, an early intervention program for school children with disabilities, and the Hamilton County Express, which provides transportation around the county and into north Marion County for individuals with disabilities. Last year, Hamilton County Express provided more than 45,000 rides, for a total of 464,422 miles. According to Janus’ CEO Connie Sanders, the First Steps program, which served 258 students last year, saves the state $13,000 for each student who does not enter into state education
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Businesses showcase services at chamber ‘tasting’ By Robert Herrington • firstname.lastname@example.org Local residents got a sense of area restaurants and stores during the 11th annual Taste of Noblesville on March 27 at the Hamilton County 4-H Grounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville. The event, hosted by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, included more than 70 exhibitors. “It’s such a really great opportunity to get your name out there and network,” said Trish Crist, who co-owns two Subway stores in Noblesville with her husband, Tom. “Our stores are locally owned and it’s a huge opportunity to network and get with other businesses to do catering.” Chamber President Sharon McMahon said the one-on-one business-building relationship is still alive and well, and this event underscores that. “The purpose of the event is twofold. We want residents of Noblesville to be able to see what
Kathy Hoppes, from left, Megan Paul and Don Graves of Harbour Manor and The Lodge accepted the People’s Choice Award.
types of businesses are available here. I don’t know of any other opportunity as expedient – where you can visit more than 70 businesses in a two-hour period,” said McMahon. “Second, we want our chamber businesses to have the op-
portunity to network with each other on a more personal level, to show what they could do.” To make the event entertaining for participants, the chamber hands out four awards – Most Creative, Bistro, People’s Choice and Best in Show – based on the booth space, attire and/or food samplings. “Exhibitors know what to expect and are planning for next year,” McMahon said. This year’s awards went to Adrienes Flowers & Gifts (Most Creative), City Cafeteria (Bistro), Harbour Manor and The Lodge (People’s Choice) and Indiana Members Credit Union (Best in Show). “It’s very gratifying to me to see more People’s Choice ballots this year. People were really invested in the experience,” said McMahon. “One of the most difficult awards with the judges was the Most Creative category because there were many creative booths.”
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After overcoming her own physical problems, Ava Peterson is leaping to help her friend battle cystic fibrosis By Robert Herrington • email@example.com Ava Peterson, a sixth-grader at Noblesville Intermediate School, enjoys dance more than anything else, and she’s been doing it since she was 3 years old. “I have always leaped (ballet) everywhere,” Ava said. The fact Ava is leaping is no small feat. She was born with a number of birth defects including her heart, which required her to undergo open-heart surgery twice. Ava also had a malformed spine which required six of her vertebrae to be fused with a rod when she was 7 years old. “I think she’s here because of the people who were around us, supporting us,” said Ava’s mother, Kirsten Peterson. “It’s cool to see her dancing and leaping when we were all worried about her survival.” The leaping phenomenon really took off in New York City
What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. In the 1950s, few children with CF lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and older. About 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each year. More than 70 percent of patients are diagnosed by age 2 and more than 45 percent of the CF patient population is age 18 or older. The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the late 30s. *Information provided by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. www.currentnoblesville.com
in November. While visiting Grand Central Station, Ava told her mother she wanted to get her photo taken dancing or leaping in the famous tourist stop. Afterward, Kirsten uploaded the photo on her Facebook page. “We had comments immediately,” Ava said. Kirsten then photographed Ava leaping over a puddle along White River. Again the photo was uploaded on Facebook and received many comments. After Kirsten posted a couple photos of Ava leaping in different locations on Facebook, they came up with the idea to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “If people like this, we could put it to good use,” Ava said Ava Peterson and Fritz Mills of creating her “Catching Air” Facebook community page. Ava’s friend Fritz Mills, a student at Noblesville Middle School, suffers from the disease. The two have been friends for many years – “I’ve known him forever,” says Ava. Both of their mothers became friends when a mutual friend connected them to talk about gastric feeding tubes. The Mills were considering one for Fritz at the time, and Ava was in her fifth year of using one because she aspirated when swallowing. Knowing Mills endures hours of therapy and takes more than 60 pills each day, Ava is hoping her Facebook page increases awareness of CF and will raise money to continue the needed research to find a cure. “The main reason I’m doing this is to let people know there is a need to find a cure for this disease. Not just for Fritz, but everyone with CF,” said Ava. “I want to be able to make a difference in their lives and use something I’m good at.” Ava’s “Catching Air” Facebook page has more than 150 followers from seven different nations and five continents. While a long-term project, there is a push to raise funds in advance of the annual Great Strides Walk held every year around the naCurrent in Noblesville
tion. Ava, who has participated in the past six CF walks, has joined Fritz’s team again this year – Fritz’s Fantastic Friends –and will be walking in the Noblesville event on May 19 at Dillon Park. “I know Fritz has to deal with all those things,” she said. “I was strong and he’s being strong every single day.” “I love watching him (Fritz) be a celebrity,” Kirsten added of the Great Strides Walk. The leap locations are varied, from nature scenes to businesses. To encourage businesses to donate, Ava is offering them something in return – citing each photo’s sponsor with a direct link to the business. Individuals and companies have been sponsoring Ava steadily; she has a list of six leaps including Lucas Oil Stadium. “After the walk, I’m definitely going to keep going,” she said. “I’ll have a whole other year to raise money.” Ava has raised more than $800 for Great Strides this year. Her goal is to reach $1,500. “I want to raise as much as possible. Once I get to $1,500, I’m definitely not stopping,” she said. “Last year’s walk wasn’t as big as I think it should be. CF is not a common disease. No one’s really raising money for it … I want people to know about it and know about the walk. I want to get the word out.”
HOW TO HELP Want to sponsor a leap on Ava Peterson’s “Catching Air” Facebook page? Visit www.facebook.com/pages/CatchingAir/149253385190940?sk=wall, or e-mail Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contribute to Peterson’s Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk fundraising drive, visit www.cff.org/ great_strides/dsp_donationPage.cfm?registeringwalkid=8081 &idUser=525437. April 3, 2012 | 9
Editorial Integrity group rates Indiana a deserved C-
Attack of the pink slime It is our position with the outbreak of pink slime reports, it is time we pay more attention to where our meat is coming from. The term pink slime was first coined by Dr. Gerald Zirnstein to describe the process of taking trimmings from beef and combining them. The trimming mixture is then soaked in ammonium hydroxide to raise the pH levels and kill off any E. coli. The mixture is then added to ground beef as a filler, which will help keep prices low. The term pink slime brings images of something that might be seen in a “Ghostbusters” movie, but has never been proven to be any worse than the meat used in chicken nuggets. While the slime may not be as harmful as imagined, we think it’s a good time to look at purchasing meat from local butchers or grocers. A number of local butchers in the area provide meat that has not been artificially altered in any way. Butchers such as Joe’s Butcher Shop & Fish Market, Moody’s Butcher Shop, Archer’s Meats & Catering and if you’re craving something different, you can go to Bison World and get different bison meat products.
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Acuity of vision
Commentary by Terry Anker
The blame lies with dependence on the tiny screen of our smartphones. How could we humans be expected to spend hours per day peering desperately into the 3-by-4-inch monitor without some negative impact on our vision? With tiny, tiny print and all-too-much information jam-packed into its alluring interactive screen, some of us have become dependent on the reminders, messages and news that arrive throughout the day. Yet whatever the reason for our collective and growing addiction, I hold it to account for my everdiminishing acuity of vision. When complaining about it, my less tactful friends will point out that for decades, I’ve awakened in the morning instantly able to see both near and far without assistance. And even as peers have succumbed to glasses, contacts or surgery, I’ve lived blissfully unaware of these challenges. Given a few moments (and thankful my arms are as long as they are), I am able to bring into focus the bright blue screen audibly
notifying me of a call – or text – or update – I’m not really sure, but as soon as I get the phone in the right place, it comes into focus and quick, appropriate response follows! But even as our mechanical vision blurs, does the clarity in which we see the world improve? In youth, each and every matter would appear, be identified and dispatched without much consideration. Only later did we realize how poorly we had perceived the situation – how bad our vision really was. Bad career choice. Bad family decisions. Perhaps, even the wrong spouse. But as life has progressed, doesn’t our vision measurably improve? Isn’t our perspective enhanced by life already lived? So even if glasses are inevitable, can’t we rest comfortably in the fact we have a clearer vision now than ever before? Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmel.com.
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We’ve taken shots at the inadequacies of the federal government. We’ve pointed out where fiscal insanity seems to rule over all else. A colleague, though, pointed us to an organization whose sole function is to track the states’ effectiveness in integrity, and what we learned about Indiana made us shudder. Hoosier Nation ranks 22nd nationally, and what’s frightening is that Illinois, the Land of Lincoln (and imprisoned governors), ranks 10th. State Integrity Investigation scored our state C-. Our government was given a grade of F on public access to information, political financing, ethics enforcement agencies and redistricting. Legislative accountability – here’s a shocker – was scored a D-, although we’re surprised it, too, wasn’t given an F. If you point your browser to www.stateintegrity.org/Indiana, you might be as surprised as we were. It’s a brilliant watchdog tool, with the ability to expand for detail each area given a grade. This should make all of us probe more thoughtfully those we consider hiring to run our state. This also should make all of us think more carefully the next time we go to the polls. It points out the need for transparency and accountability. Do your part by keeping the pressure on. Oh, by the way, New Jersey, for years viewed as one of the most ethically challenged states, leads the parade with a B+. Georgia, with an F, brings up the rear. Only Connecticut, Washington, California (California! Seriously!) and Nebraska were in New Jersey’s class. ••• We have welcomed aboard Stirling Matheson as our Carmel managing editor, although some of his work could appear in all editions. The Butler graduate’s background is in reporting and shorter writing for the Web, which suits us just fine. Stirling may be reached at email@example.com. Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@ youarecurrent.com.
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March is the worst time to go shopping. I was at the mall the other day returning a pair of shorts for my daughter. I had some time to kill and no babies on the hip, so to speak, and decided to pop in to my favorite retailers to see if I could find a few items for spring. I needed some sandals (the sole of one of mine from last year literally broke in half ) and a pair of denim capris (I wore out both knees of my old ones scrubbing floors), and hoped I might also be able to locate a fun new bathing suit. What started off as a lovely day soon became an exercise in self-loathing and insecurity. First off, I’m paler than pale having not seen sun in six months, which meant absolutely nothing looked good on me. Having no tan also meant my cellulite stood out like the proverbial terd in a punchbowl. I don’t have much, but for some reason, the fat likes to party right around my thighs, regardless of how much I exercise or diet. (This is how I know God is a man; a woman would have created a female body that gains weight in the chest and loses it in midsection. Not the other way around!) So the swimsuits were a definite no-go, as were the jeans. I simply could not find a combination of rise and cut that accentuated the right areas. The whole experience was exasperating.
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For more laughs, read Mike Redmonds column at currentinwestfield.com The coup de grace was my adventure into Victoria’s Secret. Ever since my beloved water bra bit the dust last year, I’ve been too depressed to replace her. Necessity ended my mourning period. So I walked right up to the first sales person (an annoyingly perky 20-year old) and laid it out: “I need bigger and better. Whatcha got?” She was a little too excited to sell me on their miracle of miracle push-ups, which miraculously didn’t make anything bigger or better. Talk about a buzz kill. I try the best VS has to offer, and I’m still measuring at preteen sizes? That’s a damn shame. Five stores and not one purchase. I couldn’t even find a pair of basic black flip-flops because my big unpainted clompers resembled uncooked German sausages. Fair enough. Lessons learned. No summer clothes shopping until August and no bra buying in person. Or ever. Peace out.
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Fight or flee: The ‘Castle Doctrine’ Family of Dorothy M. Heard thanks you Commentary by Carl Brizzi On Feb. 26, 28-year-old George Zimmerman shot and killed 17year old Trayvon Martin on the sidewalk of Zimmerman’s Florida neighborhood in what he claims was self-defense – Zimmerman has not been charged, but the case is now being investigated by the Dept. of Justice. While the events surrounding this shooting remain cloudy, they have raised many questions about our self-defense rights. Do we have the right to fight? Or must we attempt to flee first? The basic legal premise of the “Castle Doctrine” is there is no “Duty to Retreat” from a bad guy. Duty to retreat means if an intruder enters your home, you may not have a legal defense for protecting yourself with deadly force, unless you first attempted to retreat. This concept makes my head hurt for a number of reasons. It is possible that someone could not only be criminally prosecuted for protecting home and family, but could actually be sued by the intruder or the intruder’s family (if you were a
decent shot). This concept, while absurd, is at the very left end of the self-defense law spectrum. The laws in Florida and Indiana are at the other end. Our state has a much stronger interpretation of the “Castle Doctrine” called “Stand Your Ground.” This notion, also called “No Duty to Retreat,” allows for the use of deadly force by a person who has a legal right to be there – and no duty is imposed to attempt to “get away” first. These self-defense laws are based on a “reasonableness” test. It is reasonable for you, for example, to defend yourself from an attacker – it is not reasonable to shoot him in the back as he is running away. At the end of the 911 tape, Zimmerman tells police Martin is running away. Without evidence indicating Martin doubled back for a confrontation, Zimmerman may not pass this test. Carl Brizzi was the former Marion County prosecutor and now owns Carl Brizzi & Associates law firm in Carmel. He can be contacted at email@example.com or 634-4994.
Editor, On March 5, it was confirmed the remains found in Grant County was that of our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. The Heard family extends our sincere thanks to everyone for their continued prayers and support in the search for our mother and grandma. The response we have received has been overwhelming the last nine months, and words can’t begin to express our appreciation. A special thanks to Lt. Bruce Barnes, Detective Michael Haskett and Mayor John Ditslear of Noblesville. Our sincerest gratitude to Noblesville and Marion police departments and detectives, as well as the communities of Hamilton, Madison, Grant and all other surrounding counties. Thank you to the Grant County Sheriff Dept. and to Coroner Stephen D. Dorsey for your service and dedication to our beloved mother. A special thank you to LostNMissing Inc., to all the family and friends at Helmer Inc., employees at General Electric Bloomington, Pioneer in Tipton, Dr. Craig Stein of Mesa, Ariz., and Nancy Egan of Chandler, Ariz., for your love and support. Thank you to the news stations and newspapers for your continuous coverage from June 13. Our family is very appreciative of the countless man hours that have been and continue to be served in the case. To our friends, neighbors, co-workers and volunteers, we thank you for all the prayers, support and time you have provided to our family. We would also like to thank all of our friends and extended family that helped with search efforts, providing food and necessities and mostly for all the prayers and support extended to our family. Our family is fortunate to be a part of such caring communities. The investigation is still pending; we are waiting for the remains to be released to the family. A Celebration of Life service is pending at Randall & Roberts Funeral Homes in Noblesville. God bless and thank you, Judy Duvall on behalf of the Dorothy M. Heard family, 47433
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surface. Your bones operate the same way. Osteoclasts break down old bone and are followed by osteoblasts that fill in the holes left behind. This combo is called a basic multicellular unit. This construction team typically works in tandem for four to eight months. One million BMUs are working to replace 8 to 10 percent of your bones every year. Like any construction project, debris or bone markers are left behind. These bone markers may be measured in the blood or urine. Ratios then indicate if your acceleration of bone loss persists, or it has reversed into bone building. You don’t have to wait for a year to find out. You can check every month or so until your ratios turn positive. This is called a Pyridinium Crosslinks test, which is available through most labs. If you are putting the time, effort and finances into osteoporosis therapy, make sure you are getting a benefit. Perhaps you are doing great. But if you are not, then you need to change your therapy to one that works for you. Dr. Roger Spahr is a board certified physician in family medicine who practices Functional Medicine with Ailanto Group. To reach Roger, write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Menchie’s opens first Indiana location in Noblesville
By Robert Herrington • email@example.com Local entrepreneur Jeff Renbarger recently opened the newest and tastiest business to open in Noblesville – Menchie’s, the leading chain of self-serve frozen yogurt stores, at 13170 Harrell Pkwy. The Hamilton Town Center location is also the first Menchie’s to open in Indiana. “It’s pretty exciting to be the first one in Indiana, and Noblesville is the perfect area for it,” Renbarger said. Menchie’s is a unique frozen yogurt brand that places a strong emphasis on the experience its guests live every time they visit a store. Offering a vibrant atmosphere complete with party rooms, chalkboards and bright colors, Menchie’s encourages families to come in and spend a memorable, fun-filled day together. “It’s a fun escape. Every guest gets a gift besides the yogurt before they leave,” Renbarger said. Menchie’s guests help themselves to an unlimited mix of yogurt and toppings at a unique self-serve station with more than 100 rotating yogurt flavors from cake batter and pomegranate tart to chocolate silk and vanilla snow, and more than 70 rotating toppings including fresh fruits, granolas, nuts, an assortment of candies and hot fudges. Renbarger said the Noblesville store has 21 choices available each day. “Some flavors – like vanilla, chocolate and original tart – we don’t rotate,” he said. Instead of using mixes, Renbarger said an executive chef oversees the Menchie’s unique product line of private branded yogurt. The store also provides healthier alternatives by offering nonfat, low-fat, no-sugar added and low-carb options. “We really have about everyone covered,” said Renbarger, adding Menchie’s uses the highestquality frozen yogurt and contains live and active cultures, and is endorsed by the National Yogurt Association.
Owner Jeff Renbarger, left, and team member Josh Vetor at the newly-opened Menchie’s self-serve frozen yogurt store at 13170 Harrell Pkwy., Noblesville. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
Instead of having set sizes and prices, the weight of frozen yogurt and toppings determines the cost. Renbarger said each ounce is 45 cents and waffle cones are an additional $1. Menchie’s is also actively involved in the communities it serves by partnering in fundraising activities and education incentive programs. Each Menchie’s store donates thousands of dollars in cash and products annually to local schools to support student programs. “We really believe in getting involved in the community with schools and churches,” explained Renbarger. “We give 20 percent back to the groups.” Menchie’s Hamilton Town Center, 13170 Harrell Pkwy., Noblesville, is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 773-6628 or visit www.menchies.com.
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Open-roof porch integrated with outdoor living space Commentary by Larry Greene Original porch: This home, located in the Windpointe section of Waterstone in Carmel, was built mid-’90s and the owners have lived in the home for more than two years. While the home has a beautiful wooded lot and existing screened-in porch, the backyard area didn’t provide the functionality the family needed. “We knew we wanted to remodel the outdoor area as soon as we moved in. The concrete patio was too small and not in-line with the rest of the house. We wanted to expand on it. The screened porch was showing signs of deterioration, so we knew we would either have to perform extensive repairs or totally remodel it. We decided to take all of the rotted walls and screens out of the porch and have a covered, open dining area.” Porch modifications: The existing screen porch was modified to eliminate screens and knee walls and create enough comfortable space for casual dining for eight. The existing framing was modified and new decorative cedar corner braces were added. New exterior trim was added and a beaded ceiling installed, along with new ceiling fans and lighting. Fire pit and hardscape with pergola: The
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Happy Pets In-Home Pet Care
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Locally owned/operated over 37 YRS * SPRING CLEAN UP * MULCH * MOWING * FERTILIZING * TEAR OUT/REPLACE * FREE ESTIMATES CALL 317-491-3491
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Downtown Noblesville office space for lease, 850 sq ft above dental office, 317-877-3489.
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