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Date: June 1 Time of the 911 call: 1:30 a.m. Crew’s arrival/Fire out: 1:34 a.m./1:55 a.m. Homeowner: Tonya Hyman Location: 9040 E. 206th St., Noblesville Incident Type: Residential fire What happened?: The homeowner, her two sons and two of her sons’ friends were all asleep when Hyman’s 12-year-old son Austin was awakened by a loud sound. NFD Division Chief Rick Russell said Hyman and Austin went searching through the house looking for the cause of the big bang, when she discovered a working fire inside the attached single-car garage. The home did not have working smoke detectors. The fire originated inside the garage in the area of the water heater. Hyman said that for the past two weeks they have been having problem with the gas water heater and that twice a day she would have to light the pilot. Injuries: Two firefighters injured at the scene were transported to Riverview Hospital – one with an injured back and the other with an ankle injury. Both were treated and released from the hospital. Damages: $80,000
Date: June 6 Time of the 911 call: 3:44 a.m. Crew’s arrival/Fire out: 3:49 a.m./4:47 a.m. Homeowner: Frank Hart Address: 1053 N. 10th St., Noblesville Incident Type: Residential fire What happened?: Hart was awoken from his sleep by the sound of his dogs barking, and then they came into his bedroom and jumped on his bed. Hart stated that when he woke up he could smell smoke. He walked into the kitchen and could see fire through the kitchen window. The kitchen was adjacent to the mother-in-law quarters connected to the main framework of the home. No one occupies the mother-in-law quarters, because it was used for storage. Injuries: None Damages: Estimated damage amount is unknown at this time.
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Date: June 4 Time of the 911 call: 7:16 p.m. Crew’s arrival: 7:22 p.m. Homeowner: Dr. Norman and Peggy Mindrebo Location: 5465 E. 161st St., Noblesville Incident Type: Barn fire What happened?: NFD Engine 76 was the first to arrive onscene and reported one barn was fully involved and a second barn was 50 percent engulfed in flames. Dr. Mindrebo was in the home at the time of the fire, while Mrs. Mindrebo had just returned from riding horses with a family friend around 6:45 p.m. Mrs. Mindrebo and a family friend stated that after horseback riding they smelled something out of the ordinary, but did not notice any smoke or fire. The Mindrebos were able to get six horses safely out to pasture. NFD was assisted by the Westfield Fire Dept., Carmel Fire Dept. and Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Dept., Hamilton County. Officials said the area of the fire is a non-fire hydrated area; therefore, the assisting fire departments helped shuttle water to the fire scene, as well as work suppressing the fire. The fire is currently under investigation by the NFD. Injuries: None Damages: A dollar loss cannot be determined at this time.
Day of Shopping – Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis will host a Women’s Day of Shopping from 5 to 8 p.m. July 19 at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club, 12255 Club Point, Fishers. The night of shopping will include a fashion show, vendors, swag bags, food, music, silent auction and raffle. Liz Dixson from Radio One will emcee the event. Tickets are $30 with all proceeds from the event going to Girls Inc. Vote now – Time is running out to vote for Noblesville in the Bark for Your Park 2012 contest from PetSafe. Voting ends Wednesday. If Noblesville receives the most votes, both on PetSafe’s Web site (www.petsafe.net) and its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/petsafebrand), then PetSafe will award a grant of $100,000 for the creation of a dog park at the future park site on the east side of Noblesville. Task force makes arrest – An Indianapolis man is facing multiple drug charges after he was arrested on suspicion of dealing and possession of marijuana. Shawn Sinkula, 24, was arrested June 4 after members of the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force found marijuana at his Marion County residence. Sinkula is charged with two felony counts of dealing marijuana and two felony counts of possession of marijuana. Officials said additional charges will be filed.
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Noble Industries adds laser equipment – Noble Industries, located on Ind. 32/38, is adding two new Mazak 4000 watt lasers. The company announced that the first one arrived June 2 with installation beginning June 4. The second one will be installed immediately approximately a week later. As installation occurs, the company is sending three employees to training. Noble Industries said it is at capacity right now but should be ready to take on more laser work in about a month.
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Celebrating Janis – At 10 a.m. Saturday at the Noblesville Library, Jim Janulis will present a snapshot of Janis Joplin’s life, music and death. This presentation will include slides, drawings, music, photos and interview edits. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but not required. To register call the library at 776-6939 or register online at www. hepl.lib.in.us.
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Road rally begins in Noblesville Tuesday By Robert Herrington • email@example.com
Eighty sports cars, muscle cars and other unique rides driving 1,400 miles through some of the most scenic roads in the country will begin their trip in downtown Noblesville from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19. Rally North America’s operations team has worked closely with Mayor John Ditslear, Economic Development Director Judi Johnson and Kori Peterson of the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau in order to bring the starting line to Noblesville. “Noblesville’s local government was eager to get behind this event and quick to respond to any requests,” said Tony Intrieri, Rally North America operations manager. “That and the scenic Downtown Courthouse as a backdrop for our starting line location became the deciding
factors during the selection process. Rally North America’s Rally Dixie 2012 is a three-day, 1,400-mile automotive scavenger hunt being held to raise funds for The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis. Eighty teams of two people representing 28 states, and two providences of Canada will embark on a journey starting in Noblesville and finishing in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., three days later. Secret check points are selected months in advance that each team must navigate to in order compete in the event. Established in the winter of 2009, Rally North America Charities is a not-for-profit organization aimed at bringing automotive enthusiasts from all over the United States and Canada together for the purpose of automotive rallying and comradery. To date, Rally North America has raised more than $30,000 for its charity.
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Taylor honored for 30 years of business By Robert Herrington • firstname.lastname@example.org Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear presented a proclamation naming June 1 as “Bill Taylor Day” to Bill Taylor of Taylored Systems in recognition of the anniversary of his business’ 30th year in Noblesville. Bill Taylor was born in Kokomo in 1951. He grew up in a farming family and, after attending Vincennes University, worked in the grain handling industry for 10 years. In 1981, Taylor decided to seek steadier, non-seasonal employment. Always interested in electricity and electronics, he approached a friend who built computers for Delco. Through this acquaintance, he was introduced to a vendor who had just landed a contract with Indianapolis Public Schools for alarms in conjunction with phone systems. In 1982, Taylor formed Taylored Systems Inc., 14701 Cumberland Rd., Suite 100, Noblesville, when he was hired as a contractor for the IPS job. He was still working on the farm as well, but was hired to supervise employees working on the IPS project. After the project was complete, Taylor contracted with Datatronics, an inter-connect in Anderson. In the mid-’80s, he then purchased a call center. Through these two companies, he made contact with Indiana Bell and helped Datatronics become a Centrex Agency, the fourth in the state. 4 | June 12, 2012
Mayor John Ditslear presents Bill Taylor with a proclamation as his wife, Pam, and daughter, Sarah, and Taylored Systems employees in the background watch. (Photo provided by the city of Noblesville)
Since its founding in 1982, the company has steadily built a reputation for combining leading edge technology with unparalleled customer support. By providing customized solutions and building long-term relationships, it’s grown to currently serve more than 2,500 customers throughout Indiana. Taylor is involved in many organizations in the community, most notably as vice president of the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville. He is also involved in the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation, Hamilton County Progress Committee, Hamilton County Alliance, Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club. Current in Noblesville
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NPA announces second Denzel Hufford Garden Contest By Robert Herrington • email@example.com
Riley earns Ford FFA scholarship – Shelby Rae Riley, a 2012 graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Don Hinds Ford and Ford Motor Company in Fishers. She is the daughter of Rob and Sandy Riley of Noblesville. She plans to study Agricultural ComRiley munications at Purdue University. The Built Tough-FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements. Riley recently finished serving her second term as the Hamilton Southeastern FFA chapter president. She also served this year as the District V Indiana FFA President. Within Hamilton Southeastern FFA, Riley judged horses, placed sixth overall at the North American International Livestock Exposition and was on the winning team of the Paint World Judging Contest in Fort Worth, Texas. She has also been an active member of the Parliamentary Procedure team and Livestock Evaluation and has participated in Prepared Public Speaking. She has competed in Creed Speaking and Job Interview at the district level as well. Riley has received the Star Chapter Greenhand, Star Chapter Farmer awards and earned a Hoosier Degree.
Noblesville Preservation Alliance is proud to introduce its second Denzel Hufford Garden Contest. There are two categories this year. One is for “novice” gardeners, whose gardens are one to five years old. The other is for the “mature” gardener, whose gardens NPA’s Donna Parker, from are six years of age or left, 2011 Denzel Hufford Garden Contest winners older. Cindy and John Hillard, The first place win- and Adele Dodd, Hufford’s ner of each category daughter. (Photo provided will receive an outdoor by Susan Mayes) garden marker to proudly display along with $200. The runner-up in each category will receive a $50 gift certificate to Garden Thyme at The Old Schoolhouse. The awards are made possible by an anonymous NPA family with NPA matching funds. Hufford is no longer with us, but while she lived she brightened the yards and hearts of Noblesville. Her flower beds grew plants that bloomed at various times of the year so there was always color. It is in honor of Hufford that this garden award was created. “Mom believed a flower’s beauty should be shared. I think she gave plants to half the
Garard named NC student body president – Mason Garard, son of Wade and Kaki Eads Garard of Old Town Noblesville, has been elected to serve as student body president Garard of North Central High School for the 2012-13 school year. Mason’s grandparents, John and Linda Eads, also reside in Noblesville. Frazer wins prestigious Culver Academy award – Brock Anthony Frazer of Noblesville has been honored with the Col. George Gunston medal from the Culver Military Academy. The medal is awarded to the cadet showing excellence in leadership, military and athletics. A three-time recipient, Frazer Frazer has also been selected as Regimental Commander for the upcoming 201213 school year. As the highest ranking cadet in the CMA Corps of Cadets, he will be responsible for the entire 450 members of the corps. Frazer was named MVP of the Culver varsity ice hockey 2012 state championship team, selected to the all-state varsity soccer team and was an honorable mention all-state lacrosse goalie.
people in town,” said Adele Dodd, Hufford’s daughter. The judges include a member of Hufford’s family, a Hamilton County Master Gardener, an NPA member, a member of Keep Noblesville Beautiful and the past winner. Judging will be based on the following categories: • Visual appeal: The overall visual impact; a pleasing sense of harmony of scale, color and texture. • Overall design: A good use of space; design coordination between plants and other elements. • General maintenance: The quality of care in pruning, mulching and disease control. • Originality: The wow factor; creative use of special features such as ponds, natural materials and garden art; unique styles such as theme gardens. Applications may be obtained by writing to The NPA Garden Committee, P.O. Box 632, Noblesville, IN 46061, online at www. noblesvillepreservation. com or by calling Donna Parker at 379-0307. Winners will be announced on Aug. 1.
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YoungLife repeats as Bed Race champion By Robert Herrington • firstname.lastname@example.org
It wasn’t the normal traffic that tied up Logan Street the morning of June 2, as all types of beds raced up and down the Downtown Noblesville road between Eighth and Ninth streets. After the final checkered flag flew, the bed and racers from YoungLife claimed their second Bed Race title. “It feels awesome,” said YoungLife Captain Mike Redding, whose team placed first last year, too. “We wanted to keep the record alive. There was tough competition this year. It’s getting better and better.” Last year, adult volunteers participated as YoungLife’s team, but this year’s racers comprised students, including five from Noblesville High School. “We wanted to let the kids race this year,” said Redding, who was joined by Tyler Sparks, Braden Gillian, Gunnar Bowles, Stuart Alvey, Zac Ediza and Sam Hardwick. “It’s so fun to see their faces; they’re so excited about winning it brought joy to my heart. This is something we can share together – we can laugh and talk about it for years.” Redding said the team entered as a way to get the organization’s name out in the community and provide a fun experience for its high school students. “Our organization in Noblesville started in August two years ago. The YoungLife Club
YoungLife team members Braden Gillian, from left, Gunnar Bowles, Stuart Alvey, Michael Redding, Zac Ediza and Sam Hardwick celebrate winning the 2012 Bed Race. (Photo by Robert Herrington)
meets once a week and is a Christian outreach for high school students,” he said. “We’re having an impact so far.” In the championship race, YoungLife defeated Team Olympia, comprised of Joe Concannon, Jake Taylor, John Gangnon, Bryce Cambell and Katie Souders. Taylor, the team’s captain, said the group decided to go with the Greek Gods theme this year after being pirates with a boatshaped bed last year. “It’s a lot of fun. We built our bed and made our costumes with a lot of teamwork – everyone’s happy,” he said. “Being right here in downtown Noblesville, we definitely got to show off a little.” The Bed Race is organized by the Boys and
Girls Club of Noblesville and the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Dept. To increase the event’s exposure, the race was held the same morning as the Noblesville Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, Old Mill Festival and Nickel Plate Arts Weekend events. “It was absolutely phenomenal and team spirit was awesome,” said Asst. Director for Noblesville Parks and Recreation Brandon Bennett. “Everything going on in Noblesville – this is why I love my hometown! We really hope to grow it a lot next year.” Boys and Girls Club Unit Director Abby Stutesman was also ecstatic about the event’s second year. “It’s 100 times better (than last year). It’s nice to be alongside other great organizations. I just think it was perfect,” she said. “I think it helps people understand what a bed race is. It’s great to be right here in front of the courthouse.” Proceeds from the event will be used to support youth summer camp scholarships for both the Boys and Girls Club and Parks and Recreation Dept. Stutesman and Bennett said the event raised $1,000 for scholarships. “We get more and more requests for summer camp scholarships every year,” said Bennett. “We never want to turn anyone away because they can’t afford camp. This is what being a kid is all about, experiencing everything they can experience.”
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Last week I was on vacation in Vermont – again – and I was again struck by what they’ve got going on that I want so badly to see take root here in Noblesville. There are multitudes of village stores where you can buy local food, there are recycling bins all over the place and there are community bulletin boards for everything from local events to job postings to forsale listings, not to mention the tidy community gardens dotting the landscape. Sometimes, all of these amenities are located within the very same block. It’s so lovely and magical, and I sigh and wonder, ‘Why can’t we have that, too?’ I’ve been talking about starting up a small farmers market on the square for, oh, a couple years now. My vision is simple: to have another venue for farmers to share their hard work and another venue for consumers to come buy food that’s fresh and local. Yes, I know we have farmers markets already, but the problem as I see it is
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that is they are all on the same day and all at the same time. Four hours per week in the busy summertime doesn’t leave much room for error in shopping local for food. And if you can’t make it Saturday morning? Well, you’re out of luck. I want to see a small market within walking distance of downtown on a weeknight, with only local food and a charm and ambience you can only find in those tiny markets – just like they have in Vermont. So my problem – again – is lack of time. I have people willing to help, but none of us can head it up. Shoot me a message if you’re feeling compelled to help bring a weekday farmers market to downtown Noblesville, and let’s see what magic we can make happen. Krista Bocko lives in “Old Town” Noblesville with her husband and four children. She can be reached via her blog at www.cachetwrites.com.
Jazz on the Square kicks off summer season By Robert Herrington • firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrowood. “He’s real personal with everybody in the crowd.” Upcoming concerts include Tad Robinson Residents can enjoy the smooth sounds and this Friday and Cathy Morris ambience of Noblesville Main on July 6. Street’s Jazz Squared Concert “They are fan favorites not Series every other Friday night only for people in Noblesin downtown Noblesville. ville, but they bring people Bring your lawn chairs and from around the area to enjoy the free concert as the watch them,” said Arrowood. bands perform live from 7 to “They bring a lot of people 9:30 p.m. on the Courthouse downtown.” Square (across from Smith’s The concert series also Jewelers and The Wild). includes SunSplash, July 20; “We should have a great The Tides, Aug. 3; and Tom summer with great attenWright, Sept. 7; and local dance,” said Noblesville Main bands Blue Dorian Jazz ComStreet Executive Director Joe bo (Aug. 17) and the David Arrowood. “It makes downHartman Band (Aug. 31). town really active.” “They’re both very popular Lonnie Lester kicked off the 2012 Jazz Lonnie Lester kicked off on the Square season June 1. (Photo by and bring in a lot of local peothe 2012 season on June 1. Robert Herrington) ple and youth,” Arrowood said “I really enjoyed Lonnie. of the Blue Dorian and the David Hartman Band. He’s not only a singer but a performer,” said
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(Left) Younger Helen (Elissa Maudlin) questions her grandmother (Ginny Burt) when she's told she's not old enough to understand on her birthday. (Above) Older Helen (Jennifer Nicholson) narrates the story of her childhood at the beginning of Hollywood Arms. To view more photos, visit www.currentnoblesville.com. (Photos by Robert Herrington)
Show based on Carol Burnett’s memoir concludes Belfry’s 2011-12 season By Robert Herrington • email@example.com
The personal details of Carol Burnett’s upbringing and early career are the basis for the final adult production of the 2011-12 season at the Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville. “Hollywood Arms” was adapted from Burnett’s best-selling memoir, “One More Time.” Written by Burnett and her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, the dramedy is set in Hollywood, Calif., in 1941 and 1951, and centers on the heartbreak and laughter shared by three generations of women living on welfare in a dingy apartment house. “Upon my first reading, this play grabbed my attention and held it to the end. The humor and heartbreak is based on the memoir of one of the funniest women in American entertainWagner ment history – Carol Burnett,” said director Elaine Wagner. “Its theme of pursuing dreams is universal, but to see all that she had to overcome – the poverty, the abuse, her parents’ alcoholism and illness – and to see her come out of all that with talent, drive, humor and a generous spirit is truly inspirational.” The cast of characters, based on Burnett and her real-life relatives, includes no-nonsense grandmother Nanny; Louise, a beautiful, alcoholic mother determined to be a writer for movie magazines; Jody, an absent father who 10 | June 12, 2012
is struggling with his own demons; and Helen (Burnett), a young girl whose only escape is the rooftop of their run-down building, where she creates her own magical world and dreams of a successful show-business career. “She overcame so many obstacles growing up and you see that in this show,” Wagner explained. The show stars two Helens – as a child and 10 years later before she became a successful entertainer. Elissa Maudlin, who recently completed fifth grade at Noblesville Intermediate School, is making her second appearance on the Belfry stage as the younger version of Burnett. Maudlin “I’ve only done kid plays like ‘Aladdin.’ This was a good thing for my acting to try this,” she said. “The play is pretty emotional, complex and dramatic.” “She’s doing very well. She knew her lines before everybody else,” Wagner said about Maudlin. “She sings a little bit and she has a very pretty voice.” The play also provided Maudlin with another first – dying her hair to better match Burnett’s famous red locks. “I was a little upset at first because I didn’t think it would go back,” she said. “I like this a little better than my brown hair.” Maudlin said she enjoys acting and hopes it leads to a profession later in life.
“I aspire to someday be on Broadway and live to be on the stage,” she said. Maudlin stars in the first act and sets the stage for Jennifer Nicholson, music teacher at Noble Crossing Elementary School, as the older Helen in the second act. “It’s fun to watch her – she has lots of energy,” Nicholson said of Maudlin. “She’s precocious and her spirit helped to form Carol Burnett as an adult.” Nicholson When things got too serious, Burnett would make a joke – similar to Nicholson. “She’s a fan of Carol Burnett,” said Wagner. “She gets in that mode when she acts as Carol.” Nicholson has acted in 12 to 15 Belfry shows and numerous Shakespeare in the Park productions. Although she hasn’t performed on the Belfry stage for a while, Nicholson was not going to pass on “Hollywood Arms.” “This is [a show for which] I will set other things aside, because she was one of my childhood idols. It’s truly an honor to portray her,” she said. “It’s wonderful but very humbling as well. She’s been one of my idols since I first started watching her.” Nicholson said Burnett’s story is full of life lessons and inspiration, despite the hardships she faced. “It all shaped who she ended up being. You never would have known she rose above it,” she
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◆ What: Hollywood Arms ◆ Where: The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville ◆ When: Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and June 22 and 23; and 2 p.m. Sunday and June 24. ◆ Director: Elaine Wagner ◆ Cast: Jennifer Nicholson, older Helen; Elissa Maudlin, young Helen; Ginny Burt, Nanny; Kelli Conkin, Louise; Brian Mathis, Jody; James H. Williams, Bill; Alice Lawson, Alice; Nichele Washington, Dixie; Jeremiah Washington, Malcolm; Tom Gaither and Michael Bick, cops; and Evan Elliot as the voice of Ed Sullivan. ◆ Crew: Mark Stroud, producer; James H. Williams, asst. director; Bryan Wagner, set design; Marilyn Dearmin, costume design; Anne Auwaerter, stage manager; Mark Stroud, Sam Stroud and David Todd, set construction; Connie Murello-Todd and Dana Roberts, set decoration; David Melton, lighting; Geoff Lynch, sound design; and Larry Wagner, sound technician. ◆ Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for children ages 12 and younger. For reservations, call 773-1085. www.currentnoblesville.com
Super-size government It is our position that dictating what Americans eat and drink should not be within the realm of government. Apparently, the ongoing issues of education, unemployment, health care reform, homelessness and crime aren’t enough to keep lawmakers busy. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks super-size sugary sodas are putting the “big” in residents of The Big Apple and has introduced a resolution to ban them from being sold in certain restaurants and entertainment venues. Ironically, it was Bloomberg who campaigned to get an amendment passed in 2008 to super size his term in office. While the First Lady’s Healthy Food Initiative is positive in that it has reintroduced gardening as a hobby and as a low-cost source of healthy food, it has put the kibosh on super-size candy bars and served as the catalyst for federal regulations banning soda from being sold in schools during the lunch hour. A school in Utah was recently fined $15,000 for a violation. Unfortunately, schools have to use a lot of processed food because of regulations, budget and liability issues. If government can pave the way for old school lunch ladies to truly cook again, more power to them. Super-size government should super size the real priorities in this country, super quick.
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Keystone/96th revision: Our region needs it
Commentary by Terry Anker
Why does it seem that most elected officials don’t retire naturally? They run until they are forced resentfully from office. Some voters accuse the politicians of an egomaniacal power-grab while others believe these mature statesmen have the most to offer and must continue to serve. Whatever the perspective, most of us count ourselves as loyal. We love our friends, our team mascot and our national flag. In fact, studies show that once we settle on a beer brand we almost never change it. Even dogs are lauded for their faithfulness. Could politicians continue to campaign out of some sense of misplaced loyalty to those in their employ? When a fresh-faced member of our U.S. Congress goes to D.C., they are first challenged with building a staff. In addition to hiring from the pool of professional bureaucrats lurking in the shadow of Capital Hill, they bring with them a handful of devoted kids from their district back home. Together they march to Washington, ready to make a
difference. Then life happens. In the subsequent years, these “kids” grow up living in the beltway. They meet and marry in Virginia (not their home states). Their children are born residents of the Imperial City, not the small town from which their roots sprang. By the time a U.S. Senator, for example, has served a few terms, her close-knit staff is no longer representative of the folks, well, represented. Considering reelection, are those most proximate to the senator entirely selfinterested? They say: you have more to do to serve our country. They mean: one more term and my kid will be out of school (“he is your Godson, senator”). They say: your state needs you. They imagine: what will I do without the job your office provides to me? Compared to personal interest, does the state always lose?
With all due respect to business owners in the Keystone Parkway/96th Street area, the recent news of the state’s decision to not pursue a roundabout now will have ramifications for our region. For drivers from Zionsville on the west to Fishers on the east, and multiple points in between, the intersection has proved nothing short of a traffic-management disaster. We know of several people that go out of their way to avoid that intersection and its miserable snarl of traffic. We do hear and understand the fears of merchants in that area; they justifiably worry about what yet another round of road construction would do to their businesses. In our opinion, a roundabout would pay dividends into the future for those that drive through or to that area and the businesses that would be reached with relative ease by comparison. The project still is on the books, but the two thoroughfares will be “war zones” once U.S. 31 shuts down for its hyperfix. It’s easy to write what should happen, because our business is not situated in that area of the marketplace. That stated, we’d consider it a noble and defining act if Gov. Mitch Daniels and his team found a way to step up and let everyone have his or her cake and eat it, too. It can happen. More than that, it needs to happen. We can’t have that intersection be a wrench in the motoring-andcommerce works any longer than it has to be. ••• Mark your calendars and buy tickets to this: The final performance of the Great American Songbook Vocal Academy and Competition is at 7 p.m. Friday at The Center for the Performing Arts. Call the box office at 843-3800 or visit TheCenterPresents.org. You won’t be disappointed. Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@ youarecurrent.com.
Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmel.com.
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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 Massachusetts, bullets may not be used as currency. Source: dumblaws.com
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Using Web site, social media to better coverage Commentary by Robert Herrington Journalism has changed in two major ways since I began working for Indiana State University’s student-run newspaper my freshman year of college in 1999. When I started as a photojournalist, everything was shot with black and white film and developed in the dark room. Half an hour later, we were at the lightbox with a magnifying glass circling photos that needed to be scanned in. Add a few more minutes to complete that process and we were finally editing a picture using an early version of Photoshop. While I occasionally miss the chemical smell or solitude of developing film, the creation of digital cameras drastically improved the lives of photographers. Now we can instantly see what we take photos of to ensure we get “the shot” and complete assignments can be downloaded, edited and have captions written in the time it used to take to develop film and scan a photo. The other major change has been the importance of presenting news online and through social media. Now, I’m not old enough to say we didn’t have the Internet when I started as a journalist, but there was no Facebook, Twitter or MySpace. We had AOL and MSN instant messenger and that was all. Heck, texting wasn’t popular until later in college. As managing editor, I try to place as much news – and faces – in each edition as possible. However, sometimes the amount of news out-
weighs the amount of space available. Luckily, the space online is unlimited, so I’m using that to place more stories, photos and news. If you have a Facebook account, I encourage you to “like” us or at least check out our page at currentinnoblesville. I’ve started to boast our online photo galleries, so there are tons of pictures online that didn’t have space to appear in the newspaper – maybe even one of you! It’s new to me, but I’ve been trying to use Twitter to the best of my ability. Now I promise you won’t read that I’m grabbing food at a certain restaurant or chilling at so-and-so (I hate reading those because no one cares), but I will make community updates, like when the first summer concert was rained out. You can follow me at @CI_Noblesville. Photos and breaking news can also be found at www.currentinnoblesville.com. There you can find the current and archive editions of the paper, photo galleries and stories and vote on the online poll. So there are three options to keep in touch with our community news, and as always, I encourage readers to let me know of news and events to include in print – and online. Robert Herrington is the managing editor of Current in Noblesville. You can reach him via e-mail at robert@ youarecurrent.com.
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Summer family blockbusters Commentary by Danielle Wilson
Summer is here, my friends, and for me, it means two things: multiple opportunities for buttered corn at the movies and freedom from the daily grind of homework, bus stops and brown bag lunches. But these perks come with a cost – namely weight gain and delinquent children. So taking my cue from Rotten Tomatoes, here are some certified “fresh picks” for surviving the longest of the long school vacations: Amish Day: Horror. At least for my kids. The idea of surviving even one afternoon without their beloved Xbox or Kindle or iPod is enough to throw them into hysterics. But my husband and I both agree that they will not waste the beautiful weather hunkered down in the basement sniping Nazi zombies. So one day per week shall henceforth be designated Amish Day. Bedtimes on Elm Street: Legal Thriller. John Grisham could learn a few things about courtroom drama from our offspring at bedtime. They argue, mediate, bribe and stall just like real lawyers. But setting and enforcing consistent bedtimes is a must if our children are to get the rest they need, so as justices, Doo and I bring the gavel down on their antics. We simply can’t handle the truth of too few Z’s. Fun After Reading: BBC Documentary. Important yet oh-so-boring, we are once again requiring our precious little angels to participate
in the library summer reading program. They’ll resist, right up until they discover there are actually good books out there. Revenge of the Chores, Part 2: Foreign. Our kids have household responsibilities throughout the school year, but for some reason they think June marks the beginning of some kind of chore sabbatical. So getting them to continue with laundry, dishes, lawn mowing and cat care is like watching a Spanish soap opera – over-thetop drama with unrelenting eye rolling and cleavage-clutching gasps. A chore chart will continue to dominate our Frigidaire, muchas gracias. The Family Wilson: Comedy/Drama. Last year we instituted a game night, but this year we’ve switched things up and are starting a weekly Wilson movie night. Each of us will get the chance to select a film that the whole family must watch. This could go one of two ways, hence the double genre label. Hopefully, we will have tons of fun critiquing each other’s picks, but as in all families, chances are high that someone’s feelings will get hurt. Let the games begin… Peace out.
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Heart disease: know the basics Commentary by Chintan Amin, MD, IU Health Physicians Internal Medicine
Affecting both men and women, “heart disease” refers to conditions that affect the function of the heart, such as coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias. Coronary artery disease is a type of heart disease that begins when plaque builds up along the walls of arteries. This buildup narrows the arteries, restricting proper blood flow. If left unchecked, heart disease increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Whether or not you have a family history of heart disease, it’s important to understand the risk factors for the condition, which include: • Smoking • Hypertension (high blood pressure) • Sedentary lifestyle • Obesity, especially excess fat in the central abdominal region • Elevated cholesterol • Diabetes mellitus (metabolic disorder resulting in elevated blood glucose) Practicing a healthy lifestyle, which includes good nutrition and exercise, is a good way to help prevent heart disease. Most people should engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week. This helps control blood pressure and weight. Talk with your primary care doctor before beginning any exercise program. As for diet and nutrition, choosing the
right foods, such as fruits, vegetables and lean proteins, and avoiding excessive amounts of caffeine, sugar and salt also are good ways to prevent heart disease. Additionally, adults should have periodic preventive health exams and testing so that fasting cholesterol and glucose levels, as well as blood pressure, can be checked and treated, if necessary. While there is no one symptom that signals the onset of heart disease, there are a number of warning signs. Some of the most common include: • Chest pain or pressure • Unexplained pain in the back, chest, neck or arm • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Palpitations or “fluttering” in the chest • Indigestion, heartburn – and sometimes even nausea or loss of appetite Although these symptoms can indicate heart disease, they also may be related to many other conditions. Generally, I recommend contacting your doctor if you have new or unusual symptoms to ensure you are properly evaluated. If your doctor suspects heart disease, he or she will likely refer you for further testing. Chintan Amin, MD, specializes in internal medicine. He is a guest columnist located at IU Health Physicians Internal Medicine – IU Health North Hospital, 11725 Illinois St., Suite 325, in Carmel. He can be reached by calling the office at 688-5800.
Riverview Medical Group welcomes Hamilton Surgical Associates firstname.lastname@example.org Riverview Medical Group welcomes Hamilton Surgical Associates to their group of multidiscipline physicians. The newly formed surgical group includes: Samuel Heiser, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon who has served the Hamilton County area for 20 years. The practice provides surgical care for abdominal, breast and chest disease. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery training at Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis. Douglas Rex, DO, is a board-eligible general surgeon. Rex completed his residency from Grandview Hospital and Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, where he also completed his internship in general surgery. He has since worked as a general surgeon performing general and advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures at Westview Hospital, Indianapolis and Marion General Hospital, Marion. He will begin fulltime status in mid-April. Jennifer Zyromski, MD, is a board-certified
Hamilton Surgical Associates – Jennifer Zyromski, MD; from left, Samuel Heiser, MD and Douglas Rex, DO. (Photo provided by Riverview Hospital)
general surgeon. Zyromski completed her residency from the Medical College of Ohio and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has since worked as an assistant professor for the Department of Surgery at Indiana University of Medicine as well as a general surgeon at Witham Health Services, Lebanon. Zyromski will join the group in July. The Hamilton Surgical Associates office will be located at 355 Westfield Rd., Suite 120. They can be contacted at 776-8748.
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“Rock of Ages” – In theaters Friday, the hit musical featuring the music of Foreigner, Journey, Poison and more follows a small-town girl and a city boy who meet on the Sunset Strip. The film features an all-star cast including Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise.
‘More than a performance’ The finalists will perform individually, as a group and alongside the professional judges. (Submitted photo)
The Great American Songbook Vocal Competition brings young performers and professional talent to Carmel By Christian Sorrell • email@example.com This Friday, The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative will host The Great American Songbook Final High School Vocal Competition. This annual event showcases high school talent from the Midwest and now a large portion of the country while giving students a week of professional-quality education with several award-winning celebrity performers. “We originally saw (the competition) as our chance to expose youth to this great music,” said Chris Lewis, The Great American Songbook Initiative’s Director of Education, “but now, it goes Lewis beyond simply achieving our initial mission. Now there is a huge educational component as well.” The first competition was held in 2009 and included five states across the Midwest. Selected students took part in an initial competition within their state. From there, finalists were determined and performed in the final, which
included a monetary prize to the winner and runners-up. Last year, the competition went on a brief hiatus while waiting for the completion of the Palladium. Coming back from this break, Lewis took the opportunity to increase the scope of the competition as well as enhance the educational component. “Originally if 100 students entered, only about 10 would experience the academy,” said Lewis. This year, the competition has been expanded to four different regions, two of which include New York and California. Through expanded online registration, the competition received nearly 200 applicants from across the country. Finalists were then chosen in several regional competitions, each featuring one day of master classes and workshops. Now, 40 students get to experience the Academy, which was one of the Initiative’s primary goals. The finalists are attending the complete academy experience all this week in Indianapolis. A wide array of classes and workshops are being taught by industry veterans and celebrity professionals such as Michael Feinstein, Sandy Patti and Sylvia McNair. While the students’
personal experience levels may vary, the aim of the academy is to help them become as great a performer and a professional as possible. “We have seen 18 year olds that are already accepted to a program coming in really polished and then 14-year-old freshmen that are also really strong, so it’ll be interesting,” said Lewis. The final performance will feature several musical numbers including the competition’s finalists and group numbers featuring many of the celebrity judges such as Michael Feinstein and Sandi Patti. “It’s less American Idol and more … something that I can’t really describe,” said Lewis. “It’s going to be an incredible show.”
The Great American Songbook Vocal Competition will be held this Friday at 7 p.m. at Palladium (1 Center Green, Carmel). Tickets are $25 to $50 general, $10 student and included in admission to Saturday’s Encore Celebration. Tickets are available online at thecenterfortheperformingarts.org.
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Lollipop Chainsaw – On sale today, the latest game from unique Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture focuses on the zombie hunter and cheerleader Juliet Starling as she fights through the zombie hordes of San Romero High School. Xbox 360 and PS3. – $60. “Clockwork Angels” by Rush – Years in the making, Rush returns this week with their 19th studio album and first major release since 2007, featuring the hit singles “Caravan” and “BU2B,” which have been part of the band’s touring set lists during the past year. “That’s My Boy” – In theaters Friday, Todd (Andy Samberg) returns home, after years of being away, to see his father (Adam Sandler) who raised him while still in his teens. For a list of local events, see the Event Calendar on Page 17.
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The Brooke Roe Band • Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the Brooke Roe Band at this free concert that is a part of the Fishers Summer Concert series. • 7 p.m. • Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Dr., Fishers • Free • 595-3150
“The Wizard of Oz” • The classic tale of Dorothy’s journey to the land of Oz comes to the Beef and Boards stage featuring all of the great songs from the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. Children 3 to 11 will receive a $10 discount. • Tuesday to Saturday – 8 p.m., Wednesday – 1 p.m., Sunday – 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. • Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis • $37 to $60, includes dinner buffet • 872-9664 Summer Concerts at the Carmel Gazebo: Rick K & The All-Nighters • Rick K & The All-Nighters performs as part of the Carmel Gazebo Concert series. The series provides family concerts promoting community vitality. • 7:30 p.m. • 1 Civic Square, Carmel • Free • carmelgazeboconcerts.org
Zanna-Doo • Come enjoy the weather and see ZannaDoo perform live as part of the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Dept.’s Summer Concert Series. • 7 p.m. • Dillon Park, 701 Cicero Rd., Noblesville • Free • 776-6350
Fishers on Tap • Come to this gathering of local residents to taste the many creative craft beers that are brewed in Indiana by local entrepreneurs. • 6:30 p.m. • Forum Conference and Convention Center, 11313 USA Parkway, Fishers • $40 general, $20 designated driver • fishersontap.com “Little Shop of Horrors” • Seymour, an orphan and a nerd, is taken in and given a job by Mr. Mushnik. One day, Seymour discovers a strange plant and its unique appetite. As he continues to care for it, things quickly get out of hand. • Thursday to Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 2:30 p.m. • The Studio Theater, 4 Center Green, Carmel • $23 • 843-3800 “Forms and Function” • Come see the latest exhibit by the Hamilton County Artists’ Association. • Thursday to Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St., Noblesville • Free admission • 776-2278 Great American Songbook Vocal Competition • See high school finalists from across the country compete for a $3,000 award and the chance to perform at Feinstein’s in New York City. • 7 p.m. • The Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel • $25-$50 general, $10 student • 843-3800
PolkaBoy • Hamilton County Parks Dept. hosts PolkaBoy in concert as the kickoff of the 2012 Cool Creek Concert series. • 7 p.m. • Cool Creek Park, 2000 E. 151st St., Westfield • Free • 774-2500 “Once Upon a Shoe” • Mother Goose sadly announces to her children that they must leave their home, a large, comfortable shoe, and move to an old sneaker. To save the shoe, the children decide to put on a show. • Friday – 7 p.m., Saturday – 5 p.m., Monday – 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. • The Tarkington, 3 Center Green, Carmel • $10 general, $8 child • 843-3800
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“Hollywood Arms” • This inspiring production is based on Carol Burnett’s bestselling memoir “One More Time” and directed by Elaine Wagner. • Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 2 p.m. • The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville • $15 general, $12 children • 773-1085
Wednesdays: Prime Rib Wednesday $14.95 Includes:
Westfield Farmers Market • Come and see what all of Westfield’s best farmers and artisans have to offer at the Westfield Farmers Market, featuring local music and weekly events. • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. • North Union Street, one block north of Main Street by City Hall (130 Penn St.), Westfield • Free • dwna.org
• salad • prime rib • silky mashed potatoes • onion strings
Encore Celebration Gala • Join the Center for the Performing Arts for their season finale celebration including a cocktail reception, performances by Michael Feinstein, Clay Aiken and others, a gourmet dinner and more. • Cocktail reception - 5:30 p.m., performance – 7 p.m., after party – 10:30 p.m. • $500 • 843-3800
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Saxony Market • The market features a number of central Indiana businesses and farmers while creating an outdoor forum for family and friends alike to gather, shop and share ideas. • 8 a.m. to noon • 131st Street and Olio Road, Fishers • Free • SaxonyIndiana.com Zionsville Farmers Market • Come see Zionsville’s greatest farmers and local artisans at the weekly farmers market. • 8 to 11 a.m. • Parking lot at Main and Hawthorne, Zionsville • Free admission • ZionsvilleFarmersMarket.org
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Carmel Farmers Market • One of the largest farmers markets in Indiana, the Carmel Farmers Market will feature more than 60 local vendors. • 8 to 11:30 a.m. • Carmel Farmers Market, 1 Center Green, Carmel • Free admission • 710-0162 Fishers Farmers Market • The Fishers Farmers Market now showcases more than 35 high-quality vendors offering fresh produce, live goods, bakery items, meat, cheese and handmade gifts. • 8 a.m. to noon • Fishers Farmers Market, 11601 Municipal Dr., Fishers • Free admission • 578-0700 Noblesville Farmers Market • Shop local. Pick up farm-fresh produce, vegetables and much more at the market. • 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Riverview Hospital Overflow Parking Lot, Ind. 19 and Ind. 38, Noblesville • Free admission • 776-0205
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THREE COURSES SPECIALLY PRICED FOR TWO Noblesville Main Street hosted the Old Mill Festival on the historic Hamilton County Courthouse square. It featured quality handcrafted items, artist paintings, antiques and vintage and primitive furniture and accessories.
Pick your entrĂŠe and choose from a selection of our fresh starters, savory sides and decadent desserts.
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Noblesvilleâ€™s Michael Cox sprays paint onto a canvas at the Judge Stone House.
Pandora Quartet, formed by four Carmel High School students, performs outside of the Judge Stone House in Noblesville.
Robert Reid carves a wooden spoon.
Miniature American flags that were signed or designed on are placed randomly on the grounds of the Hamilton County Museum of History.
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Using your big words Commentary by David Cain Business meetings are tough enough, but one sure way to turn off customers is using a lot of industry-specific jargon. Every industry has their own lexicon, including acronyms and shortcuts that only industry insiders understand. It’s a natural tendency for all of us to talk in terms we understand, even if we are discussing things with people outside of our industry circles. It’s the business equivalent of telling inside jokes that only someone who’s known you for years understands. It’s like telling secrets or talking in code. Even if you take the time to explain what your terms mean, often it is an afterthought or in response to your attendees’ inquiry. And, really, no one truly wants to learn your industry – they just want you to know it and explain it in a way that makes sense to them. In business meetings, just like any gathering, you’ll find your attendees will be more willing
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Step into your greatness Commentary by Kristen Boice
Do you ever feel like you can’t get out of your head? Your mind is filled with the same thoughts that play over and over. Do you worry and have a lot of anxiety? Are you operating out of fear? Are these blocks to stepping into your worth? When we start waking up to our inner self, we can start changing it. Awareness is the first step toward making change. Below are some immediate steps you can take to begin shifting your selfworth and stepping into your greatness. 1. Change your thoughts. Your thoughts determine your feelings, and your feelings determine your behavior. It’s important we work on changing our thoughts. When you are fearful or anxious, focus on being grateful. It can be as simple as being thankful for the ability to see or hear or observing nature and noticing what you appreciate. An attitude of gratitude can instantly change your mood. Keep a gratitude journal and write in it to start and end your day. 2. Do something different. Have you heard the saying, “What you resist will persist”? Are you in resistance to something in your life, such as change, because you are afraid of pain, getting hurt or failing? If so, you are going to stay stuck
in the same pattern and way of thinking and being. If you do the same thing, you will get the same results. For example, when you feel angry or afraid, instead of yelling, screaming or withdrawing, take a walk and be intentional about it. 3. Try out different ways of being. If you want more joy in your life, try stepping into joyfulness. Walk around as if you are joyful. If you want to be more flexible, try being flexible in different situations. We are all born pure souls, and then we are layered with childhood stuff, trauma, society, peer pressure and so on. We want to get back to who we are at the core. 4. Develop a vision. We think in pictures. Picture the vision for your life and how you want to be or act. Having a vision can lead you to change your thoughts, feelings and to take action. You are here for a purpose! It’s never too late to get rid of the old negative tapes that started early in your life and be the person you were created to be. Kristen Boice is an individual, couples and family counselor with Pathways to Healing Counseling & Education. Contact her at kristen@ pathwaystohealingcounseling.com.
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Family history advice column a helpful find Commentary by Darla Kinney Scoles There is nothing new about advice columns, as the likes of Dear Abby and Ann Landers have been around for quite some time. Applying that forum to family history, however, is a somewhat more recent turn – and newer still, to me. Recently I discovered “Dear Myrtle,” a genealogy blog that takes reader questions and answers them publicly for the benefit of all. Tagged as “Your friend in genealogy since 1995,” “Dear Myrtle” has won all sorts of accolades for its service to searchers. I’m apparently behind in finding this gem only of late. But that’s OK – any family history junkie will concur that we find things just when we need them in this endeavor. Averaging 400 posts per year, the Q-and-A blog covers a lot of territory – from multiple marriage questions and military records of the sick and wounded, to British royal staff records. Most posts include photos, which can be quite helpful when trying to understand and translate information from another’s experience to one’s own. No stone is left unturned in delving into a question, either, as all possibilities are explored and examined for the best answer based on evidence in hand. Sometimes
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Gardening is for the birds Commentary by Holly Lindzy
Each morning for the past month I’ve watched cardinals, robins and catbirds devouring my serviceberry fruit, less than 10 feet from my seat on the porch. It’s been my favorite part of the day. Not only that, but I’ve also noted the hummingbirds back at my fuchsia, catmint and agastache. What fun! And there are several bird species that gather and flit in the burning bush hedge across the street. We see the same families from day to day and how they’ve grown. I love it! I think that’s why I’ve decided gardening is for the birds . . . sincerely. Used to be, I’d spend my mornings filling and refilling birdfeeders. I enjoyed putting out quality seed like safflower and thistle and watching the birds flock and riot over who’d be next. Before long, all the ruckus over thieving squirrels and empty feeders had me worn out. Not to mention somewhat broke. That’s why in recent years, I’ve taken to planting things around my yard specifically for the Shapes – Creating an outdoor space, but find that it seems to be disconnected from the rest of your home? Try using architectural connectors like overhangs, colonnades, and pergolas. - goodhousekeeping.com
birds to feast on so I can observe them in a more natural environment – and it’s much more economical. For example, my Black-eyed Susan is in brilliant bloom right now, but by the end of the summer it will be mobbed by finches reaping the seed. And its bee balm companion? The hummingbirds will be stopping at it until the end of summer. Come fall, I hope to find a bird’s nest in my Rose of Sharon. If I’m lucky, it’s a hummingbird’s. Gardening is so much more than just flowers. As much as I loved shopping at the Feed and Seed, I find it more rewarding to see the birds enjoy things naturally, as it was meant to be – squirrels and all. And, it gives me an excuse to buy more plants. Holly Lindzy is an Indiana accredited horticulturalist and advanced master gardener residing in Noblesville. Email your gardening woes (or wisdom) to email@example.com.
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New master bath gives spa-like experience Commentary by Larry Greene ORIGINAL BATHROOM: This home, located in the Carolina Commons subdivision on the east side of Carmel, was built in 1985, and the current homeowners purchased the home in 2000. According to the owners, “The bathroom was a typical ’80s style, with a large garden tub, dark wood, bulkheads, low sinks and a small shower. We were thinking about moving out of the neighborhood, but we like the area and our lot, so we decided to invest in the house. We started with a kitchen remodel and then moved to the master bath.” SPA-LIKE DESIGN: The owners worked with the design team to create the vision they wanted. “We travel to nice hotels and spas quite a bit, and brought ideas from those places into our bathroom design. We spend a lot of time in the master bath, and we wanted a spa feel in our home.” MASTER BATH DETAILS: The project included a new walk-in shower with pebble mosaic tiled floor, natural Gobi slate tile walls, LED lighting and Brizo Virage plumbing fixtures in oil-rubbed bronze. A new Kohler Archer dropin soaking tub includes a slate surround and matching cabinet panels on the front. The cabinetry is antique-white custom maple cabinetry with a brown glaze and center tower cabinet. The owner commented, “My favorite part of the new bathroom is the large shower, with multiple 24 | June 12, 2012
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