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Council looks to rearrange funds for Logan bridge By Sadie Hunter • The Noblesville Common Council at its April 10 meeting took the first steps in approving a $1.2 million expenditure to fund the Logan Street Pedestrian Bridge downtown. A joint project with Hamilton County, the pedesDOWNTOWN trian bridge will be built along the existing Logan Street road bridge, connecting the downtown square with Federal Hill Commons. “This is an additional appropriation ordinance to pay what is proposed to be the city’s share of improvements to the Logan Street bridge, creating a pedestrian bridge alongside the regular transportation bridge,” City Controller Jeff Spalding said at the meeting. “That bridge will be built by the county. It will be actually owned by the county, and the city’s contributing to that, so this money is being appropriated as such, as a public-purpose grant from the city to the county. What this does is establishes the funding for the city’s portion of that project.” At an estimated $3 million to complete construction, with approximately half paid for by the county, the City of Noblesville will pay $1,222,750 with the increased budget appropriation, which will be granted to the county to begin construction this year. When Council President Chris Jensen asked about a timeline, City Engineer John

A rendering of the Logan Street Pedestrian Bridge. (Submitted rendering)

Beery said the project would be complete “about a year from now.” The proposed ordinance changes the general fund budget passed by the common council in October 2017 to increase funding for the Dept. of Public Works and in the “Services & Other Charges” category. Councilors preliminarily approved the ordinance unanimously, 9-0, which established a public hearing for its next meeting at 7 p.m. April 24 at City Hall, 16 S. 10th St., Noblesville.

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Noblesville resident Dora Trittipo talks on her battle with cancer and the upcoming Mrs. Indiana pageant. (Submitted photo) Founded Sept. 15, 2009, at Noblesville, IN Vol. IX, No. 32 Copyright 2018. Current Publishing, LLC All Rights Reserved. 30 South Range Line Road Carmel, IN 46032 317.489.4444 The views of the columnists in Current in Noblesville are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of this newspaper.

Hamilton County officials detailed the new Hamilton County Jail expansion project during a ground-breaking ceremony April 10 at the site on the north side of the jail, 18102 Cumberland Rd., EVENT Noblesville. Phase I construction of the expansion project is scheduled to begin this month, and the $13.5 million project is expected to be complete in April of next year. The first phase will add 120 beds. Phase II, which costs just under $4 million, will add an additional 136 beds. Hamilton County commissioners are waiting for additional funds to begin Phase II. The Hamilton County Jail was originally built in 1993 to hold 296 inmates. Jail population is now nearing 400 inmates. In addition to the extra beds, the expansion will have an interior recreation area, a classroom and a medical support area. Dining space will be accommodated in existing space in the old jail. The new addition to the jail will have 11 cell pods with 84 cells consisting of twoand four-man cells. Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen outlined how House Bill 1006, passed in January 2016, affected the jail’s population and the need for expansion. The legislation requires Level 6 felons to serve their terms in county jails rather than state prisons. Bowen said the county tried to mitigate the growth during the past

From left, Hamilton County Council President Steve Schwartz, Hamilton County Commissioner Steve Dillinger, Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt, Hamilton County Commissioner Christine Altman, Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen, Hamilton County Council member Paul Ayers and Hamilton County Council member Jeff Hern break ground on the new jail expansion project. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

25 years, such as moving female inmates to the juvenile center. “We have done all we can do, and as the county continues to grow and expand and issues continue to rise, we have no choice but to break ground on a new building,” Bowen said. “We need to be prepared for the future.” For more, visit

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By Jessica Hoover Conner Prairie recently unveiled a new nature experience made for families to unleash their wild side, acGROWTH cording to Vice President and Chief Programs Officer Richard Cooper. The new experience, called Fort Hoosier, is a 1,000-square-foot addition to Treetop Outpost, a four-story treehouse in the middle of the museum’s Nature Walk. Features of Fort Hoosier include climbing walls, a cargo net, passageways, tunnels, balance beams, a fountain, air cannons and more. There are interactive activities such as a pulley and bucket to transport items and a signal lamp to send Morse code messages between Fort Hoosier and Treetop Outpost. Cooper said Fort Hoosier is open for visitors of all ages. Activities could include puppet-making, storytelling, playing music, having naturalists come in to speak and having Conner Prairie interpreters at the fort. Other spaces coming soon to Conner Prairie are the White River Overlook and the Nature Amphitheater Stage. Cooper said the White River Overlook will offer a view of the river that runs through the museum, and it

Conner Prairie recently unveiled a new nature experience called Fort Hoosier. (Submitted photo)

will display signage of the history and ecology of the river. The Nature Amphitheater Stage is a 50-seat outdoor venue that will host performances, nature chats, storytelling, puppeteering and more. Both will be open to the public by the end of April. “At Conner Prairie, our mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning of Indiana’s past through individualized experiences, and I think all of these spaces are helping us bring our mission to life,” Cooper said. For more, visit


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Hamilton County Democratic Women — The Hamilton County Democratic Women will meet April 21 at the Delaware Township Government Office, 9090 E. 131st St., Fishers. The group will begin with coffee and conversation at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Relay for Life Ladies Night Out set — Relay for Life of Noblesville’s fourth annual Ladies Night Out will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. April 26 at the South Harbour Clubhouse, 1156 South Harbour Dr., Noblesville. Guests of the event can enjoy, wine, cupcakes, raffle items and door prizes, along with showcases from various vendors. All proceeds from the event will benefit Relay for Life of Noblesville. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and are available by contacting Shelly through the Noblesville Relay Facebook page or emailing Tickets at the door are $15. Reservations now open for Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast — Mayor John Ditslear is inviting the public to attend the 14th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, held in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer at 7 a.m. May 3 at White River Christian Church, 1685 N. 10th St., Noblesville. Tickets are $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight. All proceeds will be donated to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Chaplaincy Program. This year’s featured speaker is Hamilton County Superior Court No. 1 Judge Steven R. Nation. Reservations are required for the breakfast and need to be made by April 23. To RSVP, call 317-7766324, or email mayorsevents@noblesville.

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City reminding residents to keep signs out of right-of-ways — The City of Noblesville is asking residents that temporary and opinion/campaign signs are prohibited from city right-of-ways. Crews will out removing campaign and other illegal signs. Areas that should remain sign-free include rightof-ways, medians and signs close to the roadway that create a sight obstruction. The Indiana Dept. of Transportation also is conducting sign sweeps in state right-ofways. The city has permission to assist the state in removing unauthorized signs on state routes, which include Ind. 19, Ind. 32, Ind. 37 and Ind. 38. Removed signs will be taken to city hall, 16 S. 10th St., and signs may be claimed by the owner. Signs not claimed by May 31 will be recycled. For questions about sign placement, or to report signs placed in the right-of-way, contact the Noblesville Planning Dept. at 317-776-6325 or

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City review: Human resources Compiled by Sadie Hunter Editor’s note: The City of Noblesville recently released its annual comprehensive report for 2017. Each week, Current in Noblesville will break down each section of the report. To see past weeks’ topics, visit Accomplishments in the human resources department from the past year include: • Rolled out the new voluntary deferred compensation plan • Started using Kronos, a new employee tracking software program • Set up informational screens throughout the buildings and departments to supply up-to-date information to all employees concerning benefits, important deadlines and meetings and employee acknowledgments • Developed specialized testing and interviewing techniques for various positions

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Earth Day and the 1896 Noblesville Fish Kill Commentary by David Heighway With Earth Day coming up, this seems like a good time to look at a Hamilton County environmental failure and HIGHLIGHTS see what we might have IN HISTORY learned from it. The White River at Noblesville had pollution problems from the earliest days of settlement. The first industry in town was Cogswell’s tannery (now the site of the judicial center), which poured waste products into the river in the 1830s. Throughout the 19th century, refuse from the livery stables along Conner Street flowed straight into the river – the Conner Street Bridge wasn’t built until 1930. By the 1870s, there were complaints about the quality of the water. The situation worsened with the industrial growth that came with the 1887 gas boom. One of the first factories that sprang up was the American Strawboard Company plant, which made a type of cheap cardboard from straw. The straw would be broken down with muriatic acid and reformed. It was good for packing glassware, another growth industry. In later years, the plant

would be purchased by Ball Brothers. The plant was constructed in 1890 and was supposed to be one of largest in the world. It was built in southwest Noblesville, becoming a big employer in the area and causing a growth of housing. Indiana had already been having problems with Strawboard plants polluting rivers, so the state inspected the site in December 1890. Although officials declared it favorable, there were complaints about water quality by March 1891. The plant continued to run full throttle, beating the national record for production in April. In November of 1893, the Indianapolis Water Company had enough of worrying about its supply of water and brought a lawsuit. It complained that there was constant leakage from the refuse ponds where the acid-soaked waste was left to settle. The Strawboard Company agreed to a compromise and ceased running to upgrade the reservoir. The locals were upset that 150 men were put out of work by this. The plant eventually reopened, but the newspaper stories about pollution continued. The long-feared event finally happened May 30, 1896. The levee between the refuse ponds and the river washed out, releasing

an enormous amount of toxic waste. From Noblesville to Broad Ripple, the shore was lined with dead fish. People thought at first that poisons killed the fish, but a scientist later explained that a chemical reaction was taking oxygen out of water and fish were actually suffocating. Eventually, the court decided that the Strawboard Company was in contempt of a previous injunction to improve the reservoir. A fine was levied against the plant of $250 and costs. This is a small amount, but there was not much else the court could do. There were few official laws about pollution. By October, the Strawboard Company had purchased more acreage and was building larger refuse ponds. The Noblesville Strawboard plant ran until the 1960s. Although older community residents talk about the smell from the place, there are no more reports of a similar breech. To read the full column, visit David Heighway is the Hamilton County historian at Hamilton East Public Library. He can be contacted by emailing

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INTERACTIVE ARTS EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK Compiled by Sadie Hunter FAIRYVILLE The sixth annual “Welcome to Fairyville” event begins on the Nickel Plate Arts campus April 18 and runs through April 21. Most events are free. See the full schedule and details at ‘ALL OF OUR BEST EXHIBIT’ Through May 25, Hamilton County Artists’ Association will present its “All of Our Best” judged exhibit of juried artists’ work at The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St. A reception is set for 6:30 p.m. May 4. The exhibit will be open weekly from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. SOPHIE DOELL EXHIBIT Throughout the month, Hamilton County Artists’ Association is hosting the work of local artist Sophie Doell at the Noblesville Visitor’s Center, 839 Conner St. The free exhibit is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. AILITHIR O. MCGILL SHOWCASE Each month, Nickel Plate Arts presents a showcase of artwork by a local artist or art group inside its Stephenson House Gallery. For the month of April, the arts organization

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Noblesville’s Dora Trittipo takes cancer battle message to Mrs. Indiana pageant By Mark Ambrogi • Dora Trittipo’s breast cancer diagnosis had a profound effect on her perspective. “I wasn’t really stopping and thinking about what I wanted to do with my life,” Trittipo said. “It made a difference with how I look at things. I take many more risks. I like to travel more. I don’t (Left) From left, Sydney let any opportunity pass me Blackburn Stephens, Andrea by. I know life is short, and I Farrell, Dora Trittipo and just try to live it to the fullest. Shelly Walters at a recent People say I want to be normal cancer walk. (Above) Trittipo again. It’s never the old normal, it’s a was a Colts cheerleader in new normal you learn to live with. You the ’80s. (Submitted photo) live your life like there is no tomorrow beTrittipo receives intravenous chemotherashifted to a position as a system analyst cause not everyone is promised that.” py every three weeks. for Nordic Health Care, a consulting firm, in One of those risks was deciding to com“That’s forever or until it stops working 2011. pete in the Mrs. Indiana competition April and then they try something else,” she said. “I travel around the country to help with 21 in South Bend. Despite that, Trittipo is able to work full Trittipo, 55, will be one of 15 contestants, tools that nurses use,” said Trittipo, who time. previously worked at Community Health as serving as Mrs. Central Indiana. “I don’t have many side effects, so it a nurse for 25 years. “I want to talk about my life story with doesn’t slow me down much,” she said. She was diagnosed with breast cancer metastatic breast cancer and help other “I feel lucky and blessed that is the case. in 2010. It developed into metastatic breast women get the support they need as they Not everyone is that way.” cancer in January 2014 when it spread to go through their journey,” she said. Her mission is to raise awareness and supher lungs. Trittipo’s husband, Paul, said he was port for women and families that are going “Then in occurred again in the lining initially surprised his wife wanted to parthrough metastatic breast cancer treatments.  around my heart in 2017,” she said. ticipate, mainly because he thought it was “Unfortunately, a third of them more of a beauty pageant. don’t live a year after they are “Not that Dora isn’t beautiful, but PAGEANT PREPARATION diagnosed,” Trittipo said. “The life we have been married longer than expectancy is less than two years most of the contestants have been Shelly Walters and Dora Trittipo were Indianapolis Colts after you are diagnosed. I’m lucky on this planet,” Paul said. “However, cheerleaders together in 1984 and ’85, the I’ve lived over four years and doit does provide a great opportunity team’s first two seasons in Indianapolis. ing really well on my treatment. I for her to promote her platform. It Walters, a Carmel resident, was named respond well to my chemotherapy, also makes me proud that her two Mrs. Indiana in 2014. and my doctors take such great main sponsors are the foundation “She’s been a great help to me navigatcare of me at the Community Canshe volunteers for, the Megan S. Ott ing through what the pageant is all about cer Center. They take good care of Foundation, and the (Community) because this is all new to me,” said Trittipo, me, so I can continue doing all the Cancer Center that has continued who said she is working hard to be fit for Walters things I want to do.” to save her life for over eight years the competition. Trittipo has two children, Colleen, now.” Walters praised Trittipo’s positive outlook. 25, and Jack, 22, both Noblesville Ott was a teacher at Hazel Dell “She’s fought death a few times and has the biggest atHigh School graduates. Colleen Elementary in Noblesville, where titude,” Walters said. “Everybody tells her that. She smiles works for a tutor and substitute the Trittipos’ two children attended. right through things and has fun. She went to Colts game teacher. Jack is a senior at Butler Growing up on the south side of and wore a pink wig because she was wearing wigs for a majoring in biology and chemistry. Indianapolis, she graduated from while. She got really sick in January and went to the hos“He is going to IUPUI this fall in Perry Meridian High School. She and pital, and some didn’t think she’d go home, but she keeps an accelerated nursing program, so her husband moved to Noblesville bouncing back. She was my captain when we were cheerhe is going to become a nurse like after getting married 31 years ago. leaders, so she has always been this strong leader.” his mother,” Trittipo said. A registered nurse, Trittipo

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Commentary by Terry Anker With each trip planned and each itinerary booked, we can find ourselves stretched between excitement and anxiety. Even as we eagerly anticipate the chance to break away from our daily routines and find solace in an exotic locale, often unknown to us but for our imaginations, we can harbor a bit of secret apprehension. New foods, new beds, new climates, new languages – each deliver to us an unsettling dose of, well, new. We like what we have – that’s why we have it. Still, we seek something more. Perhaps it is part of our human condition. What we have is never as good as what we want – which is never as good as what we have. The paradox is most confusing. Yet, we cannot find a substitute. Even in a world of social media, virtual reality and Asian-fusion, travel is the most direct way to understand a culture and, perhaps, lower our defenses just a bit. Famed Hollywood actress Shirley MacLaine is attributed with noting that, “The more I traveled, the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” Shared human experience, in Istanbul or Rio, serves best to help us find our commonality and to celebrate our difference. One travels to learn about others. But, that education does not stand alone. Very often, we learn more about ourselves. At first, one might wonder why they eat what they eat, do what they do, or live like they live. Then, in a moment of reflection, the question is turned inward. When observing them in a strange land, the questions come easily. What might the mirror say if we asked it the same? Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may email him at

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READER’S VIEW Don’t be fooled Editor, I have noticed lately one specific politician popping up in an awful lot of photos and articles recently. What can we attribute this to? Could it be that he is running for re-election in a contested election? Steve Schwartz has been on the Hamilton County Council for 16 years. Have you ever seen him out with the county highway department filling potholes before last week? He also is in the photo for the solar power “investment,” the only councilor in the photo, along with the three county commissioners who want to keep his locked-up vote on the council. Do you think he was the only councilor who voted for it? No, it took at least four votes to approve. Recently, he popped up in Washington, D.C., to do “county business.” In the history of the county council, has there ever been a county councilor go to Wash-

ington, D.C., paid for by the county? Not only did he go, but all three county commissioners went as well. Do you see a pattern here? Not sure why any had to go at all, when we already have a representative in Washington to advocate for us. But if it was necessary, couldn’t just one person go and do the job instead of taxpayers footing the bill for all four? Our Hamilton County government has been run by folks comfortably presiding for many years: Commissioner Steve Dillinger for 32 years, Commissioner Christine Altman for 22 years and Steve Schwartz for 16 years. They have become out of touch with taxpayers. Watch for more fake photo ops from Mr. Schwartz, and every time you see one, remember he is just trying to fool you into voting for him. Nick Gomillion, Noblesville To read the full letter, visit youarecurrent. com.

Sing with me and the lead from Europe: “It’s the fi-nal count-down!” We’re in the home stretch, people. The final countdown to summer. Six weeks or so HUMOR until late mornings, homeworkfree nights and, God willing, warm weather become the norm. I’m not sure why I need June to get here so badly, but these last few months have been exhausting. Anyone else? For me, it’s been a slow, almost imperceptible build-up of teaching and parenting stresses combined with schizophrenic weather that has me longing for a beach and a Mai Tai. But I didn’t realize how tired and overwhelmed I was until spring break because like most moms, I just kept pushing forward, regardless of my own state of mind. After a short weekend in New York City with one of my twins to check out some colleges and stand in line for hours to enjoy a milkshake/cookie dough/Statue of Liberty (in order of priority), I immediately lost a fight to a nasty cold and subsequently did nothing except sneeze and mainline Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet for 72 hours. By Thursday, I was finally able to tackle the long-neglected yard work, taxes and actually cook a non-Kraft dinner, but was in bed by 8:30 almost every night. Not exactly the break I had planned, but clearly much-needed. So, as I look ahead to these last few weeks of school, I’m hoping I can make it to May 30. The sun is shining today, which is a good sign, and homework for my kiddos should subside as exams approach. At the very least, I now have a mantra: “It’s the final countdown!” Peace out. Danielle Wilson is a contributing columnist. You may email her at

QUOTE OF THE WEEK We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.

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Do you know if you have dense breasts?

Commentary by Dr. Erica Giblin


Do you know if you have dense breasts? Most women don’t know, unless they have had a screening mamPREVENTION mogram report. Dense breast tissue isn’t related to a woman’s overall body size, breast cup size or how ‘lumpy’ the breasts feel on self-breast exam. Breast tissue density is determined by a mammogram. So, what is breast density? The breasts are composed of fatty tissue and milk-duct gland tissue. Some women have mostly fatty tissue and some women have mostly milk-duct gland tissue. Those that have mostly fatty tissue do not have dense breasts. Those who have mostly milk-duct gland tissue do have dense breast tissue. Indiana law requires women with dense breast tissue who undergo screening mammogram to receive a mammogram report informing them that they have dense breast tissue. Why does this matter? Because the denser the breasts are, the harder it is for the

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New housing development in the works near Hazel Dell, 32 By Sadie Hunter Plans for a new 152-home neighborhood, Midland Overlook, will soon go in front of the Noblesville ComDEVELOPMENT mon Council for a change-of-zoning request for 63 acres near Hazel Dell Road and Ind. 32. The proposal was planned to go in front of the council at its April 10 meeting but was tabled until the council’s May 15 meeting. A change of zoning would pave the way for the project – behind the Noblesville Golf and Batting Center on Ind. 32, bounded by Mill Creek Road, Willowview Road and 171st Street – from CalAtlantic Homes of Indiana. Current zoning for the property is a mix of residential and industrial. CalAtlantic

Homes of Indiana is requesting the zoning be changed to R3/PD, residential planned development. Each lot size would be approximately 7,800 square feet, and the footprint of the homes would be 1,500 square feet for onestory homes and 1,800 square feet for multistory homes. The developer also is proposing approximately 20 acres of open space. Midland Overlook is bounded on its north side by the Midland Trail and will have three path connections throughout the neighborhood, which falls in line with CalAtlantic’s goal of targeting millennial buyers for the homes, priced between $300,000 and $325,000. The Noblesville Common Council’s next meeting is 7 p.m. April 24, and the Midland Overlook project will be discussed the following meeting, 7 p.m. May 15 at City Hall, 16 S. 10th St., Noblesville.




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Goodwin, Ziobro join Feinstein for Songbook reunion at Palladium By Mark Ambrogi • For Julia Goodwin and Nick Ziobro, this concert venue is a home away from home. “The Palladium is where CONCERT I first fell in love with the Great American Songbook,” Goodwin said. “I always say it is one of my favorite venues to perform at, and I feel so at home whenever I return.” Goodwin, the 2013 Songbook Ambassador, and Nick Ziobro, 2012 Songbook Ambassador, will join Michael Feinstein in concert at 8 p.m. April 21 at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. “The audience can expect to see the two of us returning to the place where it all began for us, celebrating the music that made us who we are,” Ziobro said. “I can’t wait to step back on stage at the Palladium with Michael. The Palladium always feels like home every time we come back to perform, and it’s really exciting to be there with Michael, where it all began with the Songbook Academy.” Feinstein is the founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation and artistic director for the Center for the Performing Arts. “Michael is an undeniably incredible talent, mentor and friend. It is always a pleasure working with him,” Goodwin said. “Nick and I have each been very fortunate to perform with Michael many times over the years. Michael has taken us under his wing to places such as Carnegie Hall, 54 Below, Jazz at Lincoln Center and more.” Ziobro said Feinstein has been an amazing mentor on those experiences, offering guidance and advice. As the duo Nick and Julia, Goodwin and Ziobro have been performing together for a little more than three years. “However, we’ve known each other since a very young age through community theater involvement,” Goodwin said. Goodwin, 19, is from Baldwinsville, N.Y., and a sophomore at Syracuse University. Ziobro, 21, is from Syracuse, N.Y., and graduated from Rider University.

Indy Film Fest set for 15th year The 15th annual Indy Film Fest will have a 10-day lineup of films from April 26 to May 5. Hundreds of film critics, film lovers and directors are expected to visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields to view a lineup of traditional and indie films from around the world, according to a news release. Film fans can see a schedule at of the 140 feature-length and short films that will show. Some expected favorites are “When We Grow Up,” a film with an entirely female crew and creative team and “Film School Africa,” a documentary about a woman who leaves a Los Angeles casting director job to teach filmmaking in an impoverished South African community. The subject and the director of the documentary attended Taylor University in Upland, Ind. Both films will have their world premiere at the Indy Film Fest. Ticket packages for Indy Film Fest members start at $50 and offer year-round benefits. Register at membership.

Nick Ziobro and Julia Goodwin will perform with Michael Feinstein April 21 at The Palladium. (Submitted photo)

“We’ve known each other for years because we are from the same hometown. However, we didn’t start performing as a duo until about December 2014, so a little over three years,” Ziobro said. They met performing in a “13” musical. Goodwin said she was in awe of Ziobo’s talent and they clicked immediately as friends. “I had heard of Julia before because when she was really young she was a local celebrity,” Ziobro said. “She had some viral Youtube hits, and everyone was really excited to meet her. We performed together onstage in ‘13’ in 2011. Seven years later

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we’re partners in crime.” Goodwin said she and Ziobro will showcase a wide variety of the Songbook songs. “We have a Carole King mashup that I’m particularly excited about,” Goodwin said. “People can expect an exciting evening, filled with music that has shaped us into the people and artists we are today. Especially with the amazing band led by Tedd Firth, it will be a show you don’t want to miss.” Ziobro said he and Goodwin always do a fun duet of the two Harold Arlen classics, “Stormy Weather” and “When The Sun Comes Out.” Goodwin and Ziobro were both on “America’s Got Talent.” “‘America’s Got Talent’ was a very cool experience,” Goodwin said. “Nick and I were on different seasons of the show, but both appreciate the exposure, friendship, and opportunities it gave us.”

Westfield — The Westfield Washington Historical Society will hold the program “Let’s throw a spider onto the fire!” from 7 to 9 p.m. April 17 at the museum, 130 Penn St. The program will educate attendees on pioneer hearthside fire cooking. Carmel — Carmel Tri Kappa will host its fourth annual bingo fundraiser at 6 p.m. April 19 at the Bridgewater Club, 3535 E. 161st St. Dinner is included and a cash bar is available. To reserve tickets, contact Lisa McMullen at  Indianapolis — The Heartland Film Festival will hold “Cultural Journey: Mexico” from April 19 to 22 to celebrate the culture and cinema and cuisine of Mexico. For more, visit Whitestown — The Mighty Pine will perform a concert at 8 to 11 p.m. April 20 at Moontown Brewing Company. Admission is $5.

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CCP presents ‘Ragtime’ By Mark Ambrogi • “Ragtime the Musical” is based on a 1975 novel about the early 1900s but still has relevance today. MUSICAL That’s one reason Rich Phipps is pleased the Carmel Community Players is presenting the musical. Phipps, a CCP board member, will appear in the six performances of the musical April 20 to 29 at the Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville. “Even though the story is set in New York at the turn of the 20th Century, it deals with important themes that are very relevant today, such as immigration issues, racial discrimination and social justice,” Phipps said. “It has some serious subject matter and some rough language, but we hope that parents will not hesitate to bring their children and then have some important dialogue at home. I love the way the story weaves in some historical figures such as Booker T. Washington, Evelyn Nesbit, Henry Ford and others. And everyone can enjoy the magnificent musical score which won the 1998 Tony Award.” Director Doug Peet, a Carmel dentist, said the show is very topical. “The show is about racism and ethnic

Heather Hansen, Whitestown, and Rich Phipps, Carmel, perform in “Ragtime the Musical.” (Submitted photo)

prejudice, people from privilege, and it’s about three stories from each of these groups,” Peet said. “It ends with a really nice message.” Phipps, a Carmel resident, plays the father of the upper-class family in New Rochelle. This is the CCP’s first show since losing its Playhouse at Clay Terrace. Although that is disappointing, Phipps said it is a blessing for the show since it is a much bigger venue, with a larger stage.  For more, visit

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ret Stark. Weiss said Slocum also will play Stark, who Cohen channels in order to gain greater insight. Carol Weiss has been writing about the “As a woman who married early, who art world for more than 30 years. needed to create her own family One artist she wrote PLAY about captured her before branching out into writing, I was fascinated that Margaret Stark imagination. made the opposite choice,” Weiss “I wrote this play because my said. “She needed to establish herfascination with the artist Margaret self as an artist but missed the opStark did not end with the her chapportunity for a conventional family— ter in ‘Skirting the Issue: Stories of spouse, children. I feel we represent Indiana’s Historical Women Artists,’ Weiss two sides of a coin.” which I co-authored with Judith Weiss said she met many people who Vale Newton,” Weiss said. “I believe her life’s knew Stark, who died in 1988, when rejourney is brave and resonates with othsearching her 2004 book. ers who struggle with the choices before “Playwriting is very different from jourthem.” nalism and biography,” Weiss said. “Though So the Carmel resident wrote a onethe story is important to all, facts do not woman play called “Stark Naked,” which is dominate in playwriting. Truths are revealed part of DivaFest. The play debuted April 15 very differently in fiction.” and the remaining performances will be at Weiss wrote for Arts Indiana for several 7:15 p.m. April 20 and 6:15 p.m. April 22 at the years before the magazine ended publicaIndyFringe Basile Theatre, 719 E. St. Clair St., tion. Originally from St. Louis, Weiss moved Indianapolis. Tickets are $15 for adults and to Indianapolis in 1979 and moved to Carmel $12 for students and seniors. in 1992. Actress Ali Slocum will play Carrie Cohen, For more, a graduate student writing about Marga-

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Artists’ organization holds event By Rick Morwick • Carmel resident Laura LaForge is a selftrained artist who eschewed formal training because art would never pay any ART bills. Or so she thought. “I have never taken an art class because I was told I can’t make a living with art. However, here I am today, creating art full-time for the last 20 years,” said LaForge, a versatile artist whose work will be on display at the Stutz Artists Association Open House Silver Anniversary Celebration in Indianapolis April 26 to 28. More than 60 studios filled with unique artwork will be showcased at the Stutz Business and Arts Center, 212 W. 10th St. The event kicks off April 26 with a Silver Celebration preview from 6:30 to 10 p.m., followed by the two-day Open House, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 27 and 1 to 5 p.m. April 28. Artists and the building, a 400,000-square-foot former car factory, will be adorned in silver. Each artist will have a unique work inspired by silver. Paintings, photography, furniture, sculptures, murals and jewelry are among the many items that will be on display and available for purchase.

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ONE OF THOSE DAYS? Commentary by Mark Johson Where to go: Sahm’s Ale House Where is it: 12819 E. New Market St., Carmel When it’s open: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mark’s take: There are neighborhood ale houses and then there’s Sahm’s Ale House. This is a restaurant that has it all. Comfortable seating and a casual atmosphere is just part of the dining experience. You will find a diverse menu with appetizers, soups, salads and a bevy of entrees that will have you returning. There also are impressive craft beers and wines. Whether it’s a big or small party, you’ll find plenty to like. What to get: This menu is filled with choices. It took me a few minutes to really



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Partners in Music Education Concert, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

The Fishers High School Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra present a side-by-side concert with the Purdue Wind Ensemble and Philharmonic Orchestra.

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“Singin’ in the Rain,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

“Noises Off,” Westfield Playhouse, Westfield

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Feinstein, Ziobro & Goodwin, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

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Former Songbook Ambassadors winners Nick Ziobro and Julia Goodwin will join mentor Michael Feinstein in a celebration of the Great American Songbook. Cost: $15-$145

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Called the funniest farce ever written, this Main Street Production presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

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This production of the popular musical features audience favorites Timothy Ford and Sarah Hund, who return to reprise their roles as Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont. 
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The Camel-based Ballet Theatre of Indiana presents a story of “Giselle,” a timeless story of love, heartbreak and the supernatural. Cost: $25


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Much ado about a lot Commentary by Curtis Honeycutt

Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice. (Photo by Don Knebel)

Miracle of the Salute Commentary by Don Knebel One of Venice’s brightest and most uplifting buildings remembers a dark period in its history, when it took a miracle TRAVEL to save the city. In 1630, a new outbreak of the bubonic plague hit Venice. A third of its population of 140,000 was soon dead and prayers from local churches had not stopped the dying. With the survivors desperate, the Venetian Senate appealed directly to Saint Mary, promising to build a magnificent church in her honor if the wave of death subsided. It did, and the Senate immediately initiated a competition for a suitable design. Baldassare Longhena, a 32-year-old Venetian architect, won the competition, proposing an ornate octagonal structure, topped by a massive dome and entered through a triumphal arch. According to Longhena, the octagonal shape, never before used for a church, symbolized Mary’s virginity and the overall look, suggesting a crown, honored her as Queen of Heaven. A site was selected at the end of the Grand Canal across the water from Saint Mark’s

Square. Before construction could begin, 100,000 piles were driven into the ground to support the foundation. Construction of the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute (Saint Mary of Health) began in 1631 and was completed 50 years later. The interior of the basilica, commonly called Salute, contains numerous masterpieces by Titian, who lived in Venice in the 16th century. Much of the art suggests Venice’s miraculous deliverance from the plague. A black dot in the center of the floor, directly below the statue of Mary standing atop the dome’s lantern, is said to radiate healing energy. Every November 21, crowds walk on a temporary bridge built over the Grand Canal from Saint Mark’s Square to the Salute, where they celebrate Mary’s protection of the city. For Venetians and visitors alike, it is one of Venice’s most important days. Don Knebel is a local resident who works for Barnes & Thornburg LLP. For the full column visit You may contact him at

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I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t understand or enjoy much of the Shakespeare assigned to me in GRAMMAR GUY high school. On the other hand, I love how Shakespeare invented words that are still common in our modern lexicon, including wormhole, swagger and skim milk. Although word scholars now debate how many words he actually came up with, Shakespeare certainly knew a lot of words. That reminds me of a word duo that often gets mismatched and misused: a lot and allot. First, I want to get something out of the way and settled so we can get on with our lives: alot is not a word (unless you capitalize it and are referring to the town in India named Alot). The nonword “alot” often gets used instead of “a lot,” which means a large amount or large number. People mistakenly write things like “I know alot about robot movies.” In this sentence, the person should have written “a lot.” Allot is a verb that means to give out, distribute or divide. It doesn’t get used

as much as its word cousin a lot, but it has its merits. Make sure to allot the same amount of Skittles to each child unless you want a riot on your hands. In this case, an even allotment can save you from a disastrous toddler turf war. I will say, we use the phrase “a lot” far too often. It’s vague and doesn’t add much pizzazz to your writing or speaking. Instead, consider words and phrases like a plenitude, several, heaps, an abundance and scads. As an adjective, “a lot” is a bland nothingburger (check your dictionary). The more inspiring words are like the little-used exotic spices in your spice rack that add variety and interest to your bowl of alphabet soup. By expanding your vocabulary, you make Shakespeare’s ghost proud. In conclusion, allot means to give out. A lot means a large amount, and it’s kind of boring. I challenge you to use something more interesting instead. You have a myriad of options. Curtis Honeycutt is a freelance humor writer. Have a grammar question? Connect with him on Twitter @curtishoneycutt or at

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24. Foot Locker shoebox specification 25. Lionel product 29. IU Health VIPs 30. Fair Oaks Farms sound 31. Porn star in the news: ___ Daniels 35. Church official 38. Tiny organism (Var.)

The Ritz Charles, Carmel Lunch 11:30 am

Sponsored Table of 8: $500 Individual Tickets: $50 Purchase Tickets or Sponsorship Information or (317) 773 773--6942

39. Killer whale 42. Current article 44. Part of Caesar’s boast 45. 2022 Winter Olympics host 47. Lacking strength 49. POTUS: ___ Trump 51. Mac rivals 52. Indiana National Guard rank (Abbr.) 55. Hoosier Park tie 58. George McGinnis’ summer sign 59. Adel’s Gyros cheese 62. Zionsville Farmers Market veggie 63. Indianapolis Bridge Center bid: ___ Trump 65. Half of bi66. Did a Carmel Veterinary Clinic job 69. Lucky Farms feed bag contents 70. Like three out of four suits: ___-Trump 71. Contend in Hamilton County Court 72. Fishers HS test choice 73. Westfield summer clock setting (Abbr.) 74. Places atop 75. Channel for some Boilermakers games Down 1. Disgraced 2. More contrived 3. Upper crusts 4. Lip-___ 5. Big mouth 6. Keystone or Greenfield 7. Congregation Shaarey Tefilla leader

8. Back of a boat on Geist 9. Pester 10. Jr. and Sr. at Noblesville HS 11. Arab ruler 12. Salon01 waves 13. “Oh, woe!” 21. www letters 23. Type of energy 26. Various fish eggs 27. St. Vincent Heart Center line 28. IND info 32. Hi-___ monitor 33. Butler CEO degree 34. Pilot’s problem 35. Second-largest nation 36. University HS physics class study 37. Fancy pancake 39. Condition of TV’s Monk 40. ISU frat letter

41. Bengals, on Lucas Oil Stadium scoreboards 43. Westfield Blvd. workout facility 46. Upland Brewing brew 48. Ratio words 50. Indiana Grand horse’s marking 52. Turns sunny 53. Suppressed 54. Give some slack 56. Passed out cards 57. WXIN reporter: Jessica ___ 59. Provide money 60. Genesis man 61. Method Salon request 64. ISO mark 66. Airline to Stockholm 67. “I” problem 68. Easy chair site Answers on Page 23

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Mowing & Trimming Noblesville Fishers area No contracts, mow only when needed. Call Brad @ 317-379-0332 or 317-773-6944 Will mow lawns, do Spring Clean Up, trim shrubs, remove or trim some trees, clean out houses, garages, basements, attics, gutters, paint, do odd jobs, demo small buildings, provide personal services. Fully Insured. Text or call Jay 574-398-2135;

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*Desk brass pulls on 7 drawers. $199; call for photo *Hammock, Genuine Pawley’s Island large size (60”x84”) new in box, $149 *Bookcase leaded glass doors, 4-6 shelves, bottom drawer, glass knobs, $399 *Washer Kitchen Aid Superba washer, Heavy Duty Super Capacity Plus, 17 cycles. $299 (317) 694-5906.  *Dryer Whirlpool Ultimate Care II SuperCapacity Plus, commercial quality 9 cycles, 5 temps $199 CALL (317) 694-5906.

BRYANT’S FREEZER BEEF Halves and quarters available: Beef breeds, corn fed with no hormones. Naturally aged and processed. Delivered ready for your freezer Call for more information 765-934-3775

GARAGE SALE Springmill Crossing Garage Sales

Several Homes Participating Northwest of 136th & Springmill Blvd. April 19-20, 8am-4pm AND April 21, 8am-Noon

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Small horse farm in Westfield looking for a full time worker for mostly pasture and grounds maintenance $10/hr-Must speak Some English Call Bill -317-896-9507

The Electric Bike Center

Local business owner knows just enough to really mess up stuff so we are looking for an IT person to occasionally assist with Word Press website. Respond to

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Immediate opening for legal secretary/paralegal.

This position will support 4 attorneys with real estate, business, estate planning, elder law and litigation. Candidates should have working knowledge of E-filing, drafting routine documents and letters. Professional appearance and demeanor, friendly client service attitude, attention to detail, accuracy and organizational skills are essential.  Email:




Experienced full-time painters with passion for quality and detail. Servicing Hamilton County. Comfortable work environment, consistent hours. Residential repaints. Pay based on skills & experience. Must have good cut-in skills, be clean & organized. Must have own transportation & tools. Call Jonathan 317-999-8124.

With over 30 years of experience in the special event industry, Ritz Charles specializes in innovative, upscale and superior event services. Ritz Charles has a strong presence in the event market. Our multiple culinary teams, service staff and event planners host a variety of on and off premise events year- round. Our company has the resources to manage large events yet the personal touch of a small caterer. With our fast paced energetic work environment, we have a need for motivated individuals who can give excellent customer service. If you are looking to join a company with a dedication to excellent customer service and a friendly atmosphere, Ritz Charles has bartending, banquet server, doorman and set-up positions available.


Scott Pools in Carmel is currently hiring full time seasonal helpers for our service department for March 1st start date. A valid drivers license, background check and some weekend work is required. $12.00 per hour. Experience preferred but not necessary. If you like working outdoors, this job is for you! Give us a call, email or stop by the store to fill out an application. Scott Pools - 904 W. Main Street - Carmel, IN 46032 - 317-846-5576






Landscapers / Mow Crew Full time / Seasonal Employment opportunity $12-$15 depending on experience Call for an interview at 317-443-6514 or email

for local privately owned shop in downtown Zionsville. Professional experience is preferred, great customer service skills are required.  Individual must be available to work some weekends.  Send resume to

Carmel Clay Schools is Hiring!


Do you take pride in your skills, and are you reliable without fail? If you don’t, or you’re not, stop reading. If you do and are, Roberts Painting would like to speak with you now. We are a local, family owned business with full-time work for the right candidate. We have been serving fellow Hamilton County residents since 1984. You must have dependable transportation. Compensation is based on experience and is open to discussion. Again, serious inquiries only. Contact Tim (317.847.2704) or Rick (317.847.4780), or email for immediate consideration. EOE.

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April 17, 2018 — Noblesville  

Current in Noblesville

April 17, 2018 — Noblesville  

Current in Noblesville