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A calling to help It took Sandy Kirsch two years to open the Heart and Soul Clinic, but Westfield is healthier as a result By Brandie Bohney Current in Westfield Sandy Kirsch is no slouch when it comes to giving back to the community, even though doing so isn't always easy. The Westfield resident and full-time nurse had already helped start the Gateway Program to assist local families struggling to pay for their utilities and other expenses, but that wasn’t enough. She said she heard a calling to do more, which lead her to open the Heart and Soul Clinic, where families can receive proper health care regardless of their financial means. “I had this nagging feeling that there was something else God wanted me to do,” Kirsch said. “I’m a nurse, and it just came to me. It’s just a calling from God.” It may have been a calling from God, but the idea didn't come to fruition with ease. Kirsch jokes now that if she known how many hurdles she would have to overcome, Heart and Soul may not exist today. She first started the process in June 2007, but the clinic didn't hold its grand opening ceremonies until September 2009. Her first challenge was to find a location, so Kirsch approached her church about using one of its buildings to open a free
health clinic. While the church liked the idea, after 18 months of trying to work out a plan, the location simply wasn’t going to work. Kirsch then made her pitch to Mayor Andy Cook and suggested using the old dentist’s office on State Road 32. She said Cook said the city would be happy to help her clinic find a home, even if it meant using a city-owned building, but Grand Junction plans would eventually force the demolition of the old dentist's office, and relocation of the clinic. However, Cook connected Kirsch with Tom Smith, now the city council president, who had in mind a more long-term location for Kirsch. “(The city) had another house next to City Hall, and they were going to demolish it,” Smith said. “I showed her that one, and we decided it would be a better fit.” Now that house at 202 Penn Street is the clinic's home, but it wasn't originally
suited to meet the needs of a medical clinic. Smith acted as a liaison between Kirsch and the Department of Public Works, which found willing expert volunteers to complete heating, cooling, wiring and other mechanical necessities. Kirsch said it took six months and a lot of helping hands to complete the extensive renovation. “We had a contractor who was working (every weekend) for free and a lot of church groups helping out,” she said. In addition to renovations, a tremendous amount of medical equipment was necessary. One of the doctors Kirsch works with at her day job, Dr. William Harvey, donated much of that equipment from an office he was closing, including exam tables, scales and waiting room furniture. Heart and Soul continues to receive donated and discounted medications and other supplies from area businesses. Some medical professionals in the area also donate their time to the clinic, helping patients who otherwise may not be able to afford their services. Kirsch answered a calling to open the free clinic and help the community, and the community responded, helping her bring the idea to life. After a two-year effort to get the clinic opened, Heart and Soul is entering its eighth full month of operation. But true to form, Kirsch isn't completely satisfied. The clinic is open two Saturdays a month; she wants to change that. “I would eventually like to do evenings or more Saturdays,” she said.
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The clinic provides free health care for uninsured and under-insured residents of Hamilton County. It is open the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. A doctor is available on the second Saturdays for general health care; health screenings are available on the fourth Saturdays. The clinic is for nonemergency health care, and no appointments are necessary. To learn more, visit www.heartandsoulclinic.org.
Even if you aren’t a licensed medical professional, you can help the Heart and Soul Clinic. The clinic always needs financial support for equipment and supplies and can use non-medical volunteers for various tasks. Donations can be mailed to the clinic at P.O. Box 478 in Westfield, and Kirsch can be contacted at 703-6132.
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We like McVey, Buckingham in the primary election We urge you to vote in the primary election for Brose McVey, who is a flat-tax and small-business proponent. He is seeking the fifth district seat for the U.S. House of Representatives. In our opinion, he has it correct in his idea to suspend payroll tax for six months, which would be the Mcvey easiest and most economical way to do it. Of course, this is something that never would be considered in Washington, because it would remove CONTROL from the lawmakers. We’re also urging your support of Lee Buckingham, Hamilton County deputy prosecutor the last 15 years, for the prosecutor’s office to be vacated by Sonia Leerkamp. Interesting to note: Buckingham points out he is not a career politician, but a career prosecutor. We like the way he thinks. (As you may recall, last week we endorsed Mark Bowen for the position of Hamilton County sheriff. We haven’t changed our minds. We believe Bowen and Buckingham will make a terrific team in keeping our communities as safe as they possibly can be.) ••• Westfield, take a bow. With stronger participation by percentage of population, your city won the fourth annual, 12week wellness competition sponsored by Clarian North Medical Center, defeating neighboring Carmel. The challenge has cook attracted more than 4,000 participants since its 2007 launch. Westfield had 245 entrants in the quest to improve their health, Carmel had 179 registrants and 61 others were from elsewhere. The stakes (perhaps steaks?) were high in brainard the wager between Westfield Mayor Andy Cook and Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard as to which town would win. The mayor whose city had the fewest participants would
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be responsible for riding the Monon Trail on a bicycle to deliver lunch to the other. That will be Brainard you see donning a helmet and pedaling his way north, while Cook finds a way to build his appetite. The run-up to the end of the challenge was a good-humor ribbing contest, actually, with Cook’s staff delivering a “fat bag” of goodies to Brainard, and the Carmel mayor emptying a vending machine of snack cakes and sending them
Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg Cook’s way. Hijinks aside, it was pointed out that Hamilton County leads the state in healthy residents. That’s great news. The bad news, though, is Indiana is near the bottom nationally on health-related issues. For benchmarking purposes, Marion County is 80th of 92 Indiana counties. Perhaps the biggest “loser,” we’re happy to say, is Clarian North CEO John Goble, who took the challenge so seriously that he shed 51 pounds. His biggest complaint: Having his suits repeatedly altered. That’s a wonderful problem to have. Congrats to Goble, certainly to Clarian for taking the lead on this continuing effort and to all the participants. (We might suggest to Brainard the importance of stretching before he begins his trek up the Monon!).
The ever-widening generation gap COMMENTARY By Terry Anker In spending some time with some of my younger friends this week, the conversation turned to their generation. I mentioned an article I read recently lamenting the enormous levels of debt accrued by these young people and the encumbrance associated with it. In turn, they expressed frustration with their perception that the Baby Boomer generation has consumed all the resources available for the future – including those resources they believe belong to them. Take that. Even as this sandwich generation is squeezed between aging parents and increasingly expensive-to-maintain college-aged children (and beyond), they are being critiqued – perhaps correctly – for their aggressive consumption of health care and other consumables and for passing the debt generationally. It does seem as though we, as a society, have forgotten to pay as we go. For me, it was a paradigm shift. As I lectured about not borrowing (using a credit card) to enjoy consumables like pizza, they assumed it was my consumption and desire for immediate
gratification that would inevitably forestall or even destroy their futures. Should I buy it? No doubt, every generation contributes and consumes. And no doubt, each generation believes it is struggling more than that preceding it. But have we arrived at the place where we are only taking from the coffers and not contributing? Who will collect the seeds once we all become grasshoppers rather than ants? If indeed Generation Y is the first American generation to fail to perform better than its parents, who is to blame? I strongly believe personal accountability and commitment are the ultimate impetus to drive success. It strikes me that our responsibility is not to shield these young people from the burdens of the pursuit of achievement. Rather, we must take great care not to eliminate the liberties that would allow them to accomplish success if they seek it. Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmell.com.
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DISPATCHES » Vote today – Exercise your constitutional right to vote today by participating in the primary elections. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. » Gift for Mom – Mother’s Day “Make It and Take It” will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Westfield Washington Public Library on Saturday, May 8. Kids ages three and up can drop in and make a special gift just for mom or anyone else they choose. The cost is $1 per item, and children will leave with wrapped, ready-to-give gifts. No registration is required for this special program. » The doctor is in – This Saturday there will be a free clinic day at the Heart and Soul Clinic at 202 Penn Street. From 9 a.m. until noon, a doctor will be available at the clinic to give free nonemergency medical care to Hamilton County residents who are uninsured or under-insured. Appointments are not required. » Rooftop stakeout – On Friday, police officers from Carmel, Indianapolis and surrounding communities will climb atop 18 Dunkin' Donuts locations to raise money for Special Olympics Indiana. The event lasts from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. This is the third year for this event. Last year, police officers raised nearly $17,000.
Commentary By Danielle Wilson Alright mommies, our day approach-eth! And because I’ve finally wised up to the fact that my family, though attractive and talented, are not mind readers, this year I’ve prepared a “to do” list to help them organize the perfect Mother’s Day. No more disappointment when they forget it’s my day; no more bad-mouthing my husband because he didn’t clean the dishes; and no more wondering why I had children in the first place when they fight and whine on this most precious of Sundays. I’m taking control! Deliver breakfast in bed. The menu should include a tall latte from Starbucks, a sausage biscuit from McDonald’s, a small side of fresh pineapple, and perhaps a Little Debbie Oatmeal Crème Pie. I would like it served at approximately 9 a.m., depending on whether or not I am awake at that hour. Assume the role of domestic servants. I expect to come down and enjoy, throughout the day, a clean kitchen, a picked-up family room and fresh-smelling lavatories. I don’t want to have to remind anyone to remove his soccer cleat or her lip gloss from the stairs, nor do I want to receive any requests for laundry or meal prep. Uniforms are optional. Be nice to each other. Nothing ruins a peaceful mood more quickly than a smack-down among siblings. Sunday will be the perfect day to remember the “don’t be a victim” campaign and to take your fights outside (unless I am outside, in which case you should go to a neighbor’s before resuming your rumble). Pretend that you love each other. Compliment me. “You’re beautiful, Mom” is always a good one. Make me something from scratch. A bouquet of flowers from our yard, a hand-drawn card or even a loaf of bread. I love gifts more when they show thought and care and don’t cost much money.
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Momma needs to buy a new house! Organize a family activity. Charades, soccer, even board games – and plan to throw the game for my benefit. My Mother’s Day would not be complete if I didn’t successfully bankrupt you all with my five-star hotels on Park Place and Boardwalk or something to that awesome effect. Complement me some more. “You’re looking really skinny, Mommy!” So easy, yet so effective. Take me out for a simple dinner, and don’t throw a tizzy if they run out of chicken fingers. This isn’t about you! And please pick a restaurant that serves alcohol. Sure, making a list of things for your family to do on Mother’s Day isn’t the most “romantic” way for life to go down, but let’s face it, this is a heck of a lot safer for everyone. I know I’ll get what I want, and they know they won’t be in hot water come Monday. It also takes the guess work and pressure off your husband. Men don’t get it, they just don’t, and now they don’t have to. So I encourage you to do the same for your family. If you want flowers, ask for them. If you want to spend the entire day without kids, plan it. And if you want to wallow in butter-smothered popcorn at the movies, than Fandango some tickets TODAY. Make Mother’s Day about you for once by doing what you do best– controlling everything and everyone around you! Peace out. (I’d like to extend a big thank you to the 4/5 Challenge Class at SRE for helping me with this column. I hope you liked the finished product!)
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Mayor Andy Cook (middle) was presented an award for ‘Most Fit City’ on behalf of the residents of Westfield. Clarian CEO Jon Goble (right) presented the award. Westfield beat neighboring Carmel, represented by Mayor Jim Brainard.
Westfield declared ‘Most Fit City’ Current in Westfield Clarian North Medical Center’s 2010 “Make It Fit Now” Wellness Challenge concluded after 12 weeks of programming designed to encourage those in Carmel and Westfield to build healthy lifestyles. Last Monday, Clarian CEO Jon Goble announced that Westfield beat its neighbor in the challenge, with a higher percentage of its population participating. One per-
cent of Westfield’s residents took the challenge, whereas only 0.3 percent of Carmel residents participated. Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard lost a bet to Westfield Mayor Andy Cook as a result, and he will have to bike north to deliver Cook lunch, which Brainard said may be a burger from Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream. “There’s always next year,” Brainard said.
Scott Baldwin, with over 25 years of public service experience, is the only candidate with: « Extensive Military Experience protecting our rights and freedoms: 2 Tours of Duty USMC - Desert Storm « Significant Correctional Prison Experience keeping us safe from convicts: Indiana Department of Corrections « Extensive Investigations Experience hunting criminals: Homicide Unit Supv. & Metro Drug Task Force Unit Supv. « Extensive Business Experience sharpening financial and budgeting skills: 15 Years Ownership/ Management Scott Baldwin is clearly the only candidate with extensive and diverse experience, both outside and inside the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Scott@VoteBaldwin.com « www.VoteBaldwin.com «
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Grants will provide new equipment at WWPL By Brandie Bohney Current in Westfield The Westfield Washington Public Library has received two grants that will improve customer services and expand offerings. Improving customer services is a $6,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Indiana State Library. The State Library awarded 26 grants to libraries throughout Indiana this year, and WWPL’s funds will purchase six additional new computers and replace three wireless access points. “In January, the State Library created some new standards for public libraries, and this grant will help us,” said Library Director Sheryl Sollars. “We already meet [the technology standards], but it will put us in an exceeding level as far as public access computers.” Sollars added that the new computers could be ready for use sometime in June; the wireless access points will be put into service sooner than that. The second grant the WWPL has received was applied for through the Children’s Department and is a We the People Bookshelf grant. The grant is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), and it includes 17 hardcover titles or students from kindergarten through 12th grade and several bonus materials within this year’s theme, “A More Perfect Union.” The WWPL is one of only 4,000 public and school library recipients
throughout the nation to receive the materials. “The library is very excited about receiving both of these grants,” Sollars said. “It will help us further meet the service needs of the community, which is our goal.”
COMing material The following materials will come to the library as a result of the We the People grant Kindergarten to Grade 3: “Tico and the Golden Wings” by Leo Lionni; “When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson” by Pam Muñoz Ryan; “A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution” by Betsy and Giulio Maestro Grades 4 to 6: “César: ¡ Sí, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!” by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand; “Darby” by Jonathon Scott Fuqua; “Eagle Song” by Joseph Bruchac; “The Great Little Madison” by Jean Fritz Grades 7 to 8: “Chains” by Laurie Halse Anderson; “Hitch” by Jeanette Ingold; “Lincoln Shot: A President’s Life Remembered” by Barry Denenberg; “Warriors Don’t Cry” by Melba Beals Grades 9 to 12: “American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic” by Joseph Ellis; “Carver: A Life in Poems” by Marilyn Nelson; “Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara; “Lincoln in His Own Words” by Milton Melzer; “Twelve Angry Men” by Reginald Rose; “The Souls of Black Folk” by W. E. B. DuBois
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Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders for a Changing World As a senior at Westfield High School and captain of the cross country team, Elizabeth Hudson took it upon herself to tutor academically struggling teammates. A first-year education student in Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts, she’s now learning how to facilitate more light bulb moments for the next generation of learners by putting the English language into their terms.
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I have to question our electric company’s customer service Commentary By Ken Kingshill Maybe it’s my electric personality, but our home energy bill has been skyrocketing dramatically since the beginning of the year. When the January bill came, it was considerably higher than usual. Now, this wasn’t too distressing, because our energy consumption is naturally higher in the winter months. But then the February bill hit and the amount due was double the previous month. This was a bit of a jolt, but I chalked it up to the fact that my wife’s mother was visiting for a couple of weeks. So it wasn’t too farfetched to think our energy usage had spiked during that time. Then the March bill landed and I went through the roof. Shocking! This one was quadruple the January bill. I called customer service. The very nice representative agreed that something wasn’t right. He theorized I had a faulty appliance. He suggested I call an electrician to check out my appliances. Instead, I bought a handy-dandy doodad at Radio Shack that tells you how much energy your appliances are consuming. For the next two weeks, I went around the house plugging various electrical items into the thing and waiting several hours to get a halfway accurate read-
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ing. No luck. About this time I received the April bill. Was it going to double again? Holding my breath, I carefully opened the envelope and peeked inside. Wonder of wonders, it showed nothing due. No attempt at an explanation. There was just a corrected meter reading and a new figure for the March bill – much more in line with what I’m used to. Once the relief wore off and the anger set in, I started to wonder about the integrity of the January and February bills. I called customer service to thank them for the correction and to inquire about those two bills. The lady couldn’t tell me what the problem had been, but she insisted that it was fixed. She put me on hold, ostensibly to summon a supervisor. I’m still waiting. When we told her, my mother-in-law just laughed at us. Apparently, she and her crowd sit and watch the driveway, and when they see the meter reader drive by, they immediately run outside and record the numbers. Who knew? City Councilor Ken Kingshill is a Westfield resident and Realtor. You may e-mail him at kkingshill@ westfield.in.gov.
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10:30am, 2:00pm & 7:00pm 10:30 am and 2:00 pm concerts will be held at Lambert’s Lowrey Organ Center in Featuring Concert Artistwill be Noblesville, 573 Lowrey Westfield Rd. 7:00pm concert held at Lambert’s Music Center, 1325 Meridian St. Stop by the Noblesville location to pick up your complimentary tickets.
Wednesday, May 19 1:30 p.m. Featuring Lowrey Organ Co. Artist Phone: 317-773-2002 Fax: 317-773-7009 Seth Rye
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Dinner: 6:00pm $15 per person Dinner and a FREE concert at Harbour Trees Free and Give-a-Ways Golf Prices Club. Reservations can be made at Noblesville and Anderson Refreshments will belocations served. and must be made by May 14.
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Let’s make the little things our mission COMMENTARY By Robin Chaddock It seems that we human beings care a fair amount about who we are and why we’re here on the planet. Blockbuster books have been published and snatched off shelves, entire conferences are built around this theme, and small groups have asked the question and explored the answer for weeks at a time. I’m not knocking it, believe me. Part of my livelihood is based on being with people as they explore these questions. But sometimes this picture gets painted that the mission has to be big and grand, and if there is no long-range vision of what life will be like as we live the big and grand mission, we really haven’t “found it.” This mindset does keep things going and moving forward for individuals. We all want to feel like we’re making a unique and authentic contribution. I just don’t want us to lose sight of the mission of living every day in community with each other. Richard Bolles’ wrote a book, “What Color is Your Parachute,” that has sold millions of copies. (OK, yes I’m jealous.) A lesser-known book by Bolles is “How to Find Your Mission in
Life.” What follows is a quote from this wonderful book. “So many times you will see people wringing their hands, and saying, ‘I want to know what my mission in life is,’ all the while they are cutting people off on the highways, refusing to give time to people, punishing their mate for having hurt their feelings, and lying about what they did. And it will seem to you that the angels must laugh to see this spectacle. For these people wringing their hands, their Mission was right there, on the freeways, in the interruption, in the hurt, and at the confrontation.” It’s the little things that make our lives worthwhile in the long run. Pursuing a larger sense of mission is very energizing and can make our lives very rich and full. But let’s keep in the line of vision the understanding that a lifetime of meaning is made up from meaningful minutes, hours, days and weeks. Robin Chaddock is a freelance author, speaker and life coach in Westfield. She welcomes comments and can be reached at RobinCoaches@aol.com.
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BLUE W/TAN LEATHER AND ONLY 53K MILES! 10280A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$ BLUE W/ BLACK LEATHER, LOW MILES! ....................................................................... $ BLUE W/TAN LEATHER AND LOADED W/OPTIONS! 15K MILES! 10753A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOW
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‘04 RX330 ‘07 LEXUS BMW X5 3.0SI
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‘Different than’ or ‘different from?’ COMMENTARY By Brandie Bohney I think there are number of readers out there who may be looking at the title of this column thinking, “Different than or different from? There’s a difference?” Ah, there is. What is debatable is how important that difference is. And to be honest, in one direction, I’m not sure that the shades of grey are very significant. In the other direction, however, it’s important to keep you from sounding like a moron. If you’re confused, read these sentences and try to figure out which one is wrong. Micah’s shoes are different than my shoes This is a very different year than last year. My car is different from I thought it would be. Which one did you choose? The third one? Good choice. But they’re all wrong. Technically, anyhow. Those first two sentences may not sound incorrect to you, and there’s good reason for that: In some circles, they’re considered acceptable (not necessarily correct, but acceptable). Now, I could go into a lengthy diatribe about the reasons those first two sentences are technically incorrect, but rather than imagining the snoring that would ensue, I’ll offer instead a tip for remembering when different from should be used.
Whenever you can reasonably substitute differs from for is/are different from or than, use different from. Take that first sentence: Micah’s shoes differ from my shoes. There you go. Now check out the second sentence: This year differs very much from last year. Both sentences should, technically, use different from. That third example was the one you most likely picked as incorrect. And it sounds awful, doesn’t it? That’s because in the first two sentences, the different than/different from is followed by a noun or noun phrase. When it’s followed by a clause, though, different than is preferable. There’s no trick for this one other than remembering that if it sounds terrible, there’s probably a reason. The reality in American English is that the use of different than instead of different from in circumstances such as the first two examples is common, even among well educated and highly regarded individuals. Still, I think it’s better to use the more widely acceptable version when given such an option. That way, if you’re faced with someone who is a real stickler, you’ll be correct. And correct is different from acceptable. Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens should be taught consequences, not punishments COMMENTARY By Becky Kapsalis Consequences and punishment are not the same thing. Rewards teach teens to get something for good behavior or good grades. Rewards do not teach kids to be cooperative or take credit for their good deeds. It’s never too late to begin teaching kids to be responsible teens. But if we wait until they are teenagers before they understand that using consequences to build responsibility is the appropriate path to emotional freedom, we may have to work twice as hard during their emotional-roller-coaster teen years to get them to make better choices. Punishment teaches our teens to resent and fear us. Sometimes it’s not all bad for them to be afraid of us – if it keeps them out of harm’s way. But for the most part, it can hurt the relationship we want to have with them. Punishment often becomes retribution for something we can’t handle at the moment. This is not the teen’s problem and does nothing to get a positive result to the behavior. Threats, intimidation and screaming
are all forms of punishment and may make matters worse. Consequences, on the other hand, provide the bridge between a result and its cause. Consequences are a better approach for teaching our teens what is acceptable or not within our family limits. They also help teenagers take charge of their own lives by making better decisions. Consequences should always fit the behavior. Sending a teenager to his/her room for missing curfew has little effect on what we want them to learn. Instead, create a new curfew time – deducting the amount of time he/she was late. You might even ask what your teen feels would be an appropriate consequence for his/ her inappropriate behavior. You may be pleasantly surprised at the answer. Hugs! Becky Kapsalis. aka YiaYia (pronounced Ya-Ya.) is a certified parenting advocate and child behavior coach. You may reach her at 317-848-7979 or e-mail email@example.com
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DISPATCHES » Auditions announcement – Carmel Repertory Theatre will hold open auditions for its 2010 Summer Musical “The Pirates of Penzance” May 4, 7 p.m. at Clay Middle School, 5150 E. 126th Street, Carmel.
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Previous cast returns for new production in Westfield By Brandie Bohney Current in Westfield Westfield’s resident community theatre group, Main Street Productions, opened the third installment of a three-part series of plays last weekend. The show, “Wrinkled Reels,” is the follow-up from last year’s highly successful run of “Wrinkled Rebellion.” It’s the third in a series of shows written by Rob Schnitzius, a retired resident of Brownsburg. Several of the characters from “Rebellion” are present for “Reels,” some of whom are being played by the same actors this year as last. The show once again takes place in the State Home for the Aged, but instead of an uprising, the elderly residents of the home have managed to get a movie producer to the home in order to shoot a film using a reclusive old movie star who resides there. The movie star expires before the producer and crew arrives, so a male orderly with dreams of becoming a star dresses in drag – very aged drag – in order to fool the director. Bobbi Van Howe directed all three of the plays by Schnitzius. “He writes a good funny script, and his scripts are always open to adding our own schtick,” she said. “These characters just come alive, and it’s so funny. I have had great casts for all three shows.” Also returning to their roles from “Rebellion” are Tom Harnishfeger as Williard Dingle, Kathy Watson as the dippy Nurse Maudie, and Shawn
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Valentine (Tom Corbett) reconnects with old flame Miss Farthingame, who is actually Danny (Kevin Masters).
Evans as Nursing Home Director Mr. Peabody. Tom Corbett, Barb Weaver, Joan Walker, and John Sampson also returned to this year’s production, but as different characters. Brian Cook has returned this year, too, but instead of just handling sets, he is now playing onstage, as well, in the role of the flamboyant producer Zoot.
“We basically want people to know that this show is not a drag,” he said. “Or is it?” The play continues this weekend and next. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays, May 7, 8, 14, and 15, at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, May 9 and 16, at 2:30 p.m. Bring your mom or child on Mother’s Day, May 9, and get $2 off each admission.
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disney's mulan Jr. What: A Disney musical presented by the Christian Youth Theater and local young actors Where: Westfield High School auditorium When: Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for children and seniors; a $2 discount is offered for preordered tickets Info: www.cyt.org Details: Under the direction of David Bolander and Anita Casterline, 57 children mainly from Hamilton County, including Lexie Coons of Westfield pictured above, have rehearsed for weeks on this third CYT production in Indiana.
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for baking. Pine nuts, smallest of all, are used in salads and specialty Italian foods. Pistachios are a pale green nut with distinct flavor. And the walnut, with an intense flavor, comes in black and white varieties and is often used in baking. All of these are consumed in unbelievable quantities and are generally good for us. Included is a great pie featuring pecans. Give it a go. Chef Michael R. Vlasich, CEC, AAC, is a Carmel resident and the executive chef at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. You may e-mail him at chefmichael@ currentincarmel.com
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The life, friendships and music of legendary country singer Patsy Cline are celebrated as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents a new show to its stage this season. “Always … Patsy Cline” opens for the first time at Beef & Boards on May 6, continuing through June 6. For ticket information, call 872-9664.
Around the World in 80 Days
Mark Brown adapted Jules Verne’s classic for the stage, playing on the mainstage at the Indiana Repertory Theatre through May 16. Visit www.IRTlive.com for show times and details, and if you call the box office at 635-5252, ask about the offer for free parking.
LIVE MUSIC Mickey’s Irish Pub
The following musical acts will be playing live at Mickey¹s Irish Pub, 13644 N. Meridian St., Carmel. For more information, call 573-9746: May 7 – KJ & The Jester Kings May 8 – The Late Show May 14 – The Good Seed May 15 – Twisted Gold
Based on the popular films starring Reese Witherspoon, “Legally Blonde the Musical” brings the fictional story of Elle Woods, sorority girl turned attorney, from the silver screen to the stage. The show can be seen at Butler University’s Clowes Memorial Hall May 4 through 9 during various show times. For ticket and performance information, visit www.cloweshall.org.
Dinner and concert
Come see the musical artistry of Seth Rye, organist and comedian, during an evening of food, music and fun, May 19, 6 p.m. at Harbour Trees Golf Club in Noblesville. The meal is $15 per person (including tax and gratuity) but the concert is free. Call 877-3612 today to make a reservation.
Mo’s Irish Pub
The following musical acts will be playing live at Mo’s Irish Pub, 13193 Levinson Lane in the Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville. For more information, call (317) 770-9020. May 6 – Moe Z & The Bizness May 7 – The Bishops May 8 – Jester Kings May 13 – Cari Ray May 14 –Greta Speaks May 15 – Through Being Cool
A Flea in Her Ear
Next on stage at Indianapolis Civic Theatre is the French farce “A Flea in Her Ear” by Georges Feydeau, presented May 7 through May 23. The play is directed by Artistic Director Robert Sorbera. Tickets are $21 on Thursdays and $28 Fridays through Sundays. For tickets and more information, visit www.civictheatre.org.
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The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announced the World Premiere of “Pure Prine: The Music of John Prine.” This musical presentation will be on the Phoenix Mainstage for seven performances: May 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Tickets for all performances are $20. Show times are Thursdays at 7:00 pm; Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 8:00 pm. and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Visit www.phoenixtheatre.org for details.
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Activities include giant jumping pillow, pedal go-carts, pumpkin train and farm animals from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 31 at Stonycreek Farm Nursery and Landscaping,11366 State Road 38 East, Noblesville. Cost: $10. For information, call (317) 773-3344 or visit www.stonycreekfarm.net.
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United States Senate
US Representative District 5
State Senate District 29
Don Bates Jr., Repulican Personal: Raised in Greensburg, currently resides in Winchester; married with two sons. Background: For a decade and a half he has worked in the business and financial services sectors and has served his community in a number of leadership positions. Web: www.donbatesjr.com/ Richard Behney, Republican Personal: Moved to Fishers in 1994; married with three children Background: Owner of a plumbing company with little political experience. He feels obligated to run for office in the wake of Evan Bayh’s political quest. Web: www.richardbehney.com Dan Coats, Republican Personal: Married with three children and seven grandchildren. Background: Served on the district staff of thenCongressman Dan Quayle and later served in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate; stepped down from the Senate honoring a term-limits pledge in 1999 and joined former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole as Special Counsel with the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand. Web: www.coatsforindiana.com John N. Hostettler, Republican Personal: He lives in Blairsville; married with four children. Background: Ran and served in the United State House of Representatives from 1995-2007. Web: www.johnhostettler.com
Nasser Hanna, Democrat Personal: Resident of Fishers; married with three children. Background: Cancer doctor at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is considered one of the world’s experts on the treatment and research of lung cancer. He serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Hoosier Oncology Group, a world-renowned cancer research organization. He and his wife, Amy Hanna, RN, founded a charitable organization called Cancer-Free Lungs in 2004. Web: www.hannaforcongress.com Andy Lyons, Republican Personal: Married with four children. Background: Works as a teacher of economics and United States history and previously worked as a police officer. He is also the Chairman of the Grant County Tea Party. Web: www.andylyonsforcongress.com John McGoff, Republican Personal: Married for 23 years with one daughter; the family attends St. Pius X. Background: Served in the Air Force National Guard and is a longtime activist in Republican politics in Marion County. In 2004, he served Governor Mitch Daniels as a healthcare policy advisor for his campaign. Web: www.drjohnmcgoff.com Brose McVey, Republican Personal: Carmel resident; married with three sons Background: Small businessman and graduate of Purdue University’s School of Agriculture; worked with former senators Dan Quayle and Dan Coats; has 25 years of diverse experience working on farms, in board rooms and with public policies, respectively Web: www.brosemcvey.com Luke Messer, Republican Personal: sixth-generation Hoosier; resides in Shelbyville with his wife and three children Background: Works as an attorney with his own law firm; a former state representative who has also served as legal counsel for U.S. House committees Web: www.lukemesser.com Mike Murphy, Repbulican Personal: Resident of Indianapolis; has two sons ages 20 and 24 Background: won awards as a television journalist covering politics in the Midwest; has worked as an executive for multiple Fortune 500 companies; elected to serve District 90 in the Indiana General Assembly and has won eight consecutive elections; Web: www.mikemurphycongress.com
Mike Delph, Republican Personal: Married with five daughters and member of Central Christian Church Background: First elected to the State Senate in 2005; served in the United States Army Reserve Web: www.in.gov/s29
Marlin A. Stutzman, Republican Personal: Lives in Howe, Indiana; married with two children. Background: Fourth-generation farmer. Elected to the Indiana State House of Representatives in 2002 and also elected as State Senator for District 13. Web: www.gomarlin.com
US Representative District 5 Ann B. Adcook, Republican Personal: A devoted mother and grandmother who has spent most of her career working in the life sciences field at Roche Diagnostics Background: Has little political experience but has been an active community member, serving on local boards and as a volunteer firefighter, among other positions. She has been involved with the United State Navy since 1975. Web: www.annadcook.com Dan Burton, Republican Personal: Burton and his family reside in Indianapolis Background: Longtime incumbent; served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserves from 1957 to 1962. Before his election to Congress, Mr. Burton held office in the Indiana State Senate (1969-70 and 1981-82), as well as in the Indiana House of Representatives (196768 and 1977-80). Web: www.burton.house.gov Tim Crawford, Democrat Personal: Has lived in Indiana since age 4 and a graduate of Carmel High School Background: Is currently a senior estimator for Southern Retail Construction, which he says gives him a vast understanding of budgets and how to operate within them. Web: www.timforushouse.com
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State Senate District 21 James Buck, Republican Personal: Married with five daughters Background: Elected to the State Senate in 2008; served in the State House of Representatives from 1994-2008 Web: www. senatorjimbuck.com Chuck Sosbe, Democrat Personal: Former firefighter in Kokomo Background: Has 13 years of experience in the Indiana General Assembly and a veteran of the United States Air Force Web: www.sosbeforsenate
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Robin Shackleford, Democrat Personal: A resident of Indianapolis Web: www.shacklefordforsenate.com
Kathy Richardson, Republican Personal: Resident of Noblesville and member of First Christian Church of Noblesville Background: Currently serves District 29 in the Indiana House of Representatives; first elected to the House in 1992 Web: www.in.gov/h29 Joe Weingarten, Democrat Personal: Lives in Fortville; married with children and grandchildren Background: Served as an aerospace and mechanical engineer for the U.S. Air Force for 30 years Web: www.indianaforjoe.com
State Senate District 32 Eric Turner, Republican Personal: Resident of Marion and member of the Gas City Area Chamber of Commerce Background: First served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1982 to 1986; has served District 32 from 1994 to present Web: www.in.gov/h32/
State Senate District 35 L. Jack Lutz, Republican Personal: Resident of Anderson; married with three children and ten grandchildren Background: First elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1991; currently represents District 35 Web: www.jacklutz.com Eric Welch, Republican Background: Attorney/Owner at Welch and Co, LLC (2004-Present). Web: www.facebook.com/pages/Eric-C-Welch-forIndiana-State-Representative/325175872365?v=a pp_2347471856#!/pages/Eric-C-Welch-for-Indiana-StateRepresentative/325175872365?v=wa
State Senate District 35 Terri Jo Austin, Democrat Personal: Married with two children. Background: Serves House District 36 in Madison and Hamilton counties Web: www.terrijaustin.com/index.shtml Kim Builta, Republican Personal: Married with three children and two grandchildren Background: Part-owner of Rowland Title Company. Web: www.kimbuilta.com
State Senate District 38
State Senate District 88
Jacque Clements, Republican Personal: Resident of Frankfort; married for 38 years with two children Background: Serves District 38 in the Indiana House of Representatives; has served as an elected official since the mid 1980s Web: www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/ homepages/r38/bio.htm Heath VanNatter, Republican Personal: Lifelong resident of Howard County; married with three children Background: Owns and operates VanNatter Construction, a homebuilding and remodeling company Web: www.vannatterforstaterep.com
Brian Bosma, Republican Personal: Married with two children and is a member of Grace Community Church. Background: Serves District 88 in the Indiana House of Representatives; partner with the law firm Kroger, Gardis and Regas focusing his practice in local government and environmental law Web: www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r88/ bio.htm
State Senate District 38 Jerry Torr, Republican Personal: Lives in Carmel with his wife, Stephanie. Background: Serves District 39 in Indiana House of Representatives; member of all chambers of commerce in Hamilton County; works as the client executive for Hylant Group Web: www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/ homepages/r39/bio.htm
State Senate District 86 Edward DeLaney, Democrat Personal: Married for 41 years with three children Background: Served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant; Indiana Senate Democrat’s Majority Counsel from 1976 to 1977; Indiana Chairman of the 1992 ClintonGore Campaign Web: www.eddelaney.org Adam Nelson, Republican Personal: Member of St. Luke Church; coaches youth football and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity Background: Current Economics and history teacher at Warren Central High School Web: None Kurt Webber, Republican Personal: Married to Dr. Delise Webber; they have a son and daughter Background: Earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University School of Business Graduated cum lade from University of Illinois College of Law and owns his own firm, Kurt A. Webber P.C. Web: www.kurtwebber.com
State Senate District 87 Cindy Noe, Republican Personal: Married for 38 years with two children and 13 grandchildren Background: Has served District 87 in the Indiana House since 2002; former CEO and majority owner of Hamilton County-based company IHM Facility Services, Inc. Web: www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r87/ bio.htm
County Council district 1 Meredith Carter, Republican Personal: Resident of Indianapolis Background: Currently represents District 1 of the Hamilton County Council
County Council district 2 Christopher Brown, Democrat Personal: Married for 16 years with two children Background: Graduate of Indiana University School of Law; serves as Chair of Indiana Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section; partner with Indiana’s largest patent and trademark law firm Web: www.brownforcountycouncil.com Judy Levine, Republican Personal: Resident of Fishers Background: Currently represents District 2 of the Hamilton County Council Web: None
County Council district 3 Steve Schwartz, Republican Personal: Resides in Noblesville Background: Currently represents District 3 of the Hamilton County Council Web: None
County Council district 4 Paul Ayers, Republican Personal: Carmel resident; married for 40 years Background: Graduated from Purdue University and served active duty with the United States Marine Corps; current president of Mark’s Companies Web: www.ayersforcouncil.com Bob Smith, Republican Personal: Resides in Westfield Background: Serves as a Westfield City Council member Web: None Ron Thomas, Republican Personal: Resides in Westfield Background: Former Westfield Town Council member Web: None
washington township trustee David Gill, Republican
washington township board Jim Carey, Republican Jim Peyton, Republican
Jerry Rosenberger, Republican
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Polling places for Westfield residents 0701: East Westfield 1 Westfield City Hall, 130 E. Penn St., Westfield (Assembly Room) 0702: West Westfield 1 Westfield Middle School, 345 W. Hoover St., Westfield (North Section of Cafeteria) 0703: Eagletown Maple Glen Elementary, 17171 Ditch Rd., Westfield (MultiPurpose Room) 0704: Joliet Little Eagle Creek Christian Church, 3233 W. 166th St., Westfield (Fellowship Area/Classrooms) 0705: Horton Monon Trail Elementary, 19400 Tomlinson Rd., Westfield (Multi-Purpose Room) 0706: Oak Ridge 1 New Joy Lutheran Church, 316 W. 156th St., Westfield (Sanctuary) 0707: East Washington Washington Woods Elementary, 17950 Grassy Branch Rd., Westfield (Multi-Purpose Room) 0708: Southeast Westfield 1 Union Bible College, 434 S. Union St., Westfield (Gymnasium, William Smith Bldg) 0709: Village Farms 01 Village Farms Clubhouse, 453 Greyhound Pass, Carmel (Clubhouse) 0710: Village Farms 02 Washington Township Office, 1549 E. Greyhound Pass, Carmel (Board Room) 0711: South Westfield 1 Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000-1 E. 151st St., Carmel (Auditorium) 0712: Village Farms 03 Village Farms Clubhouse, 453 Greyhound Pass, Carmel (Clubhouse) 0713: South Westfield 2 Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000-1 E. 151st St., Carmel (Auditorium) 0714: Centennial 1 Centennial Bible Church, 720 Liberty Dr., Westfield (Foyer) 0715: East Westfield 2 Washington Woods Elementary School, 17950 Grassy Branch Rd., Westfield (Multi-purpose Room) 0716: Southwest Westfield Oak Trace Elementary, 16504 Oak Ridge Rd., Westfield (Multi-Purpose Room) 0717: West Westfield 2 Westfield Middle School, 345 W. Hoover St., Westfield (North Section of Cafeteria) 0718: Centennial 2 Centennial Bible Church, 720 Liberty Dr., Westfield (Foyer) 0719: Oak Ridge 2 New Joy Lutheran Church, 316 W. 156t St., Westfield (Sanctuary) 0720: Oak Ridge 3 New Joy Lutheran Church, 316 W. 156th St., Westfield (Sanctuary) 0721: Southeast Westfield 2 Union Bible College, 434 S. Union St., Westfield (William Smith Building, gym) 0722: The Village Merrimac HOA Clubhouse, 14828 Chamberlain Dr., Westfield (Main Room)
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David Wyser, Republican Personal: A 12-year resident of Hamilton County; married with two daughters Background: A prosecutor with 20 years of experience and a veteran of 250 trials. As the Chief Trial Deputy for the largest prosecutor’s office in the state, he said he oversaw the prosecution of some of the state’s most dangerous criminals. Web: www.davidwyser.com D. Lee Buckingham, III, Republican Personal: Has lived in Hamilton County with his son Daulton for more than 16 years; active member of his church in Fishers. Background: Deputy Prosecutor in Hamilton County since 1995. In that time, he said he prosecuted thousands of cases, from misdemeanors and traffic infractions to complicated and serious felony cases. I have worked exclusively in felony court for the last 13 years. Web: www.buckinghamforprosecutor.com
Scott Baldwin, Republican Personal: A Noblesville native who is married with two children Background: Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and worked for the Indianapolis Police Department from 1992 to 2005. He said his 20-plus years of experience as a public service provided him with a unique perspective of crime, prosecution, and corrections. Web: www.votebaldwin.com Mark Bowen, Republican Personal: Mark and his wife Jackie were married in 1992 and reside in Fishers Background: Has served Hamilton County for the past 18 years as a member of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and was appointed Chief Deputy in 2003. He oversees the day-to- day operations of the agency’s 325 employees and manages its $18 million dollar budget. Web: www.bowenforsheriff.com Ken Heiny, Republican Personal: A father and lifelong resident of Hamilton County Background: Served in the United States Marine Corp Reserve from 1979 to 1985; joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department full time in 1993 and was awarded the Medal of Valor for rescuing a woman whose car was in icy water. Web: www.heinyforsheriff.com
Westfield-Washington School Board District 2 Timothy Siefker, Non-Partisan Personal: Married with five sons and is a member of Grace Community Church Background: Works as a project developer for Aspen Group and is seeking his first term on the school board, unopposed
Westfield-Washington School Board District 4 David Mueller, Non-Partisan Personal: Married for thirty years with three children Background: Running unopposed for his second term on the board Web: www.davidmueller.org
Westfield-Washington School Board at large Tim Gardner, Non-Partisan Personal: Married with three teenage children Background: Currently serves as board president Web: www.timalangardner.com
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As an active member of the Carmel Rotary Club, Lynda welcomes opportunities to serve the community. This year she is part of the publicity team focusing efforts on “getting the word out on CarmelFest”. Drafting an ad campaign and promotion strategy allows Lynda to use her business and creative talents for an event she loves to attend. Lynda is the owner and director of “A Better Way Nanny Referral”. For over 15 years, her company has helped parents find qualified nannies to care for Lynda Pitz their children. Publicity co-chair
WHO DOESN’T LOVE AN AWESOME PARADE? recovery have been an inspiration to
As Americans, we revel in more. Parade Director Peggy showcasing our communities Powell and and Bec Hunter, her and honoring our heroes in a co-chair, promise that “this year’s grand manor with marching parade will entertain and delight bands and beating drums. the community.” And basically, we all love We are once again thrilled to a good parade! You can have as our parade title sponsor, tell that by the thousands StVincent Heart Center of Indiana. Peggy Powell This year’s parade theme is of residents of Carmel and elsewhere that stake out “Celebrating American Heroes” viewing positions on the parade route the and we want to recognize and pay tribute night before. to those who have sacrificed so much for The CarmelFest Independence Day us all. Our grand marshall will be Jason Parade is one of the best hometown Fishburn, a police officer with the Indiadisplays of pride. It captures the essence napolis Metropolitan Police Dept. On July of a vibrant and diverse American com10, 2008, Fishburn suffered a near fatal munity. The parade will include lively color gunshot wound to the head while leading guards, marching bands, floats, clowns, a police chase to apprehend a homicide gymnasts, local celebrities, veterans and suspect. His bravery and miraculous
the community For his heroic actions, Fishburn was awarded the Purple Heart and Medal of Honor by the IMPD. In addition, we will have color guards representing the Revolutionary War, portrayed by The Sons of the American Revolution. The members of this color guard are direct descendants of American Revolutionary War soldiers. Also the Civil War, represented by the Indiana 44th Infantry, and a World War I color guard, The Hoosier Doughboys, representing a 1917 U.S. Army Color Guard, who were part of the 150th Field Artillery Regiment, out of Fort Benjamin Harrison and fought during WW I. These men will be dressed in period uniforms as they carry the colors of their day along the parade route.
You can help support the CarmelFest Fireworks Display by purchasing colorful Spark Buttons. Two types of buttons are available: the traditional Spark Buttons for $3 each and the new, light-up Spark Buttons for $6 each. In mid-May, Spark Buttons will be sold thru merchants in the Carmel Arts & Design District and at the Saturday Farmers’ Market.
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CarmelFest 2010 will take place on Sunday, July 4, from noon to 10:30 p.m. and on Monday, July 5, from Noon to 10:30 pm at Carmel Civic Square. Mark your calendars for the parade and fireworks on Monday, July 5. The St Vincent Heart Center of Indiana Parade is set for 10:30 a.m. In the evening, the spectacular fireworks display will launch at 9:45 a.m. The fireworks are sponsored by Firestone and will be simulcast to music on B105.7.
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‘Sleep hygiene’ an important part of a healthy lifestyle COMMENTARY By Angela LaSalle M.D. Insomnia, defined as insufficient and nonrestorative sleep, affects one out of three people on a periodic basis. With a fast-paced culture and widespread use of stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine, we inadvertently contribute to our own sleep issues. Just as we get our children ready for sleep with the bedtime routine, adults can also benefit from developing a series of pre-sleep habits otherwise known as “sleep hygiene.” Here are some ideas to improve your chances of a good night’s sleep: 1. Eliminate stimulants. Caffeine, nicotine, decongestants, pain medications and certain prescription medications can all contribute to insomnia. It takes up to eight hours for the effects of caffeine to wear off, so consider weaning caffeine completely. Don’t discontinue or change doses of prescription medication without checking with your doctor. 2. Set a consistent bedtime, even on your days off. This helps the body regulate its sleep clock. Turn off the TV and computer at least 30 minutes prior to your bedtime, and allow some quiet relaxation time before bed. 3. Avoid exercising or stimulating activities
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Relax your mind with Trager! COMMENTARY By Sally Feldman Most people forget what it is like to be really relaxed. So many of us are in a state of tension that we forget what complete body comfort is actually like. The Trager Approach reintegrates the mindbody connection by using different tools including gentle rocking, coaxing elongations and soft compressions by the practitioner. It reintegrates feelings from the body back to the mind and helps you to learn to take a breath in your hectic life. With ongoing sessions it allows you to be more aware of your need for a quieter mind. This technique was developed in the 1920’s by medical doctor, the late Milton Trager, and was created as an effort to release his own congenital back condition. He spent years developing his exercises and techniques, and is highly celebrated for his unique contribution to the massage industry. The Trager Approach may be performed in a chair, on a couch or a table. A session typically lasts from 20/40 minutes to one and a half hours. The client wears underwear or light,
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BEFORE with a chestnut colored stain with a black highlight. The island countertops are Delicatus granite with a raised bar top area with a standard eased edge. In addition, the fireplace surround in the adjacent hearth room was also remodeled with new raised wainscoting panels to match the new island cabinetry. The tile flooring was replaced with new prefinished oak hardwood flooring with a distressed and hand-scraped finish. The new lighting included new under cabinet lighting and new pendant light fixtures above
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Facebook keeps pages for the deceased, too COMMENTARY By Gary Hubbard When I first heard there was a way to have a Facebook page for the deceased, I thought it was crazy. As I started to better understand why, it started to make more sense to me, so I thought I would pass along the information to you. One of the unintended benefits of having a Facebook page is that when one passes on, a very detailed and wonderful memorial to that person will remain. Not only are there all the memories from the person who has passed, but all of the thoughts and comments from the friends of the deceased also remain for others to share. Facebook created a process that allows family members to notify the company that the user has passed away and to convert the profile into a “memorial” page. According to Facebook, “Memorializing the account removes certain sensitive information and sets privacy so that only confirmed friends can see the profile or locate it in search. The wall remains so that friends and family can leave posts in remembrance.” To notify Facebook of a deceased person’s profile, you can fill out the form located at
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deceased may have belonged to, the actual Facebook URL (Web address) for the deceased’s profile, your relationship and any online proof of the passing (such as an obituary or news story). When a profile is memorialized, certain things are removed by Facebook at its discretion, and the profile is locked down from any future “friends” to connect. While this policy is intended to respect the privacy of the deceased, it sets up a problem for those who did not connect prior to the profile being converted. Facebook isn’t the only social network that can become a memorial to a loved one, so some interesting new services have appeared on the landscape. One in particular, Backupify (http://backupify.com), is an online backup service for social media and other Internet-based personal data that was supposedly created as a result of the death of someone close to one of the founders. Gary Hubbard is the owner of Data Doctors Computer Services - www.datadoctors.com. Have a technology question? Send it to CurrentInCarmel@datadoctors.com
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Words of wisdom from the trenches Commentary By Vicky Early The unexpected side benefit of 10 hours in a van headed for a buying trip at the High Point mart is the bounty of ideas and tips that come our way. I have complied tid-bits of wisdom that decorators and designers do without thinking, as well as insight from major names known in the design industry that have been published by various sources. “Neutrals are peacemakers. They help the colors get along.” (I overheard this line being said by a furniture showroom representative at High Point.) “Furnish your room for conversation and the chairs will take care of themselves.” – Sibyl Colefax “Get out the digital camera and take photos of your room. You will see problem spots in a photo that you would overlook just observing the space.” – Cindy Thomas, Artichoke Designs general manager “Store fabric, wallpaper and paint swatches in a notebook, binder or pencil pouch, so they’re handy when you shop. To visualize your scheme, cut fabric swatches relative to the size they’re used in the room-large ones for curtains, small ones for pillows.” – Judy Bates, ASID, Artichoke Designs
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“Put things in context. If it’s a fabric that’s going on a horizontal surface, look at it horizontally. If it is vertical, look at it vertically. Whatever it is, step back six feet and look at it from a distance. Looking at a fabric or a rug six inches from your eye is totally different than seeing it as you step into the room.” – Unknown “Don’t sweat the small stuff when it comes to color variations. Slight differences are the key to interest and layers while a dead on color match can create a flat feeling.” – Vicky Earley, Artichoke Designs “Taste is a sharpened eye for the beautiful, the interesting, and the unusual, coupled with the talent to apply all of these to one’s life.” – Eleanor Lambert, founder of the International Best-Dressed List “A lot of people worry about the ‘wear and tear’ on furnishings. I feel it is more a matter of people treating the things that surround them with respect.” – Albert Hadley, The Story of America’s Preeminent Interior Designer “There is nothing more trite than a set period –
any antique period bought intact for today’s living. But, by the same token, a contemporary house that ignores all vestiges of the past in order to express a purely modern philosophy runs the risk of becoming a stagnant document of its own time.” – Eleanor McMillen Brown, Sixty Years of Interior Design “Always make a dark room darker. You can paint a dark room white, but it will still be dark ... give it atmosphere with deep intense color that works well in artificial light.” – Roger Bank of Pye, Colefax and Fowler Interior Inspirations “I never think that sticking slavishly to one period is successful, a touch of nostalgia adds charm. One needs light and shade because if every piece is perfect the room becomes a museum and lifeless.” – Nancy Lancaster, English Country House Style Vicky Earley is the principal designer for Artichoke Designs in downtown Carmel. If you have an interior design question, please contact email@example.com.
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By Alex Paredes Turquoise is in this spring! This cool, elegant, classic and fun color has been seen all across the runways. From dresses to shoes, this color will become our closet’s best friend. For many of us this color can be a bit too much, however it can still be incorporated in our outfits in a subtle way by adding a skinny turquoise belt to a gray or white dress. A gold and turquoise cocktail ring can also be just enough to brighten your whole outfit. You can also consider adding a touch of this hot color by accenting your eyes with a light turquoise eye shadow. For more ideas on how to wear this color, stop in Salon01, located at 200 City Center Drive in Carmel and shop our spring-inspired boutique.
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COMMENTARY By David Cain When was the last time you heard a live band? When did you watch the raw power of a live performance? What’s striking about a concert is the way the band makes you a part of the show; they bring you into the experience. You are drawn into the music and become a part of their story. People connect with people. They connect with stories and experiences. Everyone looks for commonalities to build a relationship. When you hear a band play, they always start with a story. Often that story is the song itself. When they first take the stage with the smoke rising and the light from behind peaking through their hair, you hear the music. It starts to rumble and roar and then the story begins – the story in the song. You listen to the words and feel the emotion of the lyrics as the sound draws you in. Great songs have lyrics that resonate, lyrics that tell a story that fit you. Great songwriters are storytellers. They are able to use that emotion to draw you in and make a connection. We’ve all heard live performances and seen the band introductions through the performance. Have you ever noticed that they never start with the introductions? You never see the singer open the concert with, “Let’s meet the
band, on drums will be …” It never happens. They always start with the story. It might be an opening bravado of, “I wrote this song when I lived two blocks from here …” or it could simply be an immediate move to the lyrics of the song. Either way, it begins with the story and the connection with the audience. Once they’ve made a connection, then they make the introductions. Businesses can learn a lot from the band. Instead of starting a meeting or a presentation with introductions, why not start with a story? Story grabs the attention of the audience and gets them involved immediately. I’ve noticed with presentations the same is true. If I start with an “about us” slide, the audience dozes. If I start with a story retold like I work in drama, people move to the edge of the seat. Begin your conversations with connections through the overwhelming power of story, and you’ll see a shift in the attention of your audience. Take a lesson from the band, save your introductions for later. David Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital media and online marketing company in Carmel. David welcomes your questions or comments at David.Cain@MediaSauce.com.
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NOBLESVILLE VISITORS CENTER What was your total cost for your high school prom? "Around $50 dollars because my grandma made my dress." Jackie Traicoff Westfield
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With the help of a $300,000 Destination Grant from the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Noblesville purchased the three-story building south of the courthouse square on Conner Street and restored the façade and remodeled the space. Noblesville Main Street, Inc., an independent, not-for-profit organization working to promote and develop historic downtown Noblesville, is on the second floor. With the help from another $22,000 HCCVB, improvements were made the alley east of the building. The center also provides public restrooms and a meeting/conference space to use for special events, such as the First Friday events, parades, farmer’s markets and the Hamilton County 4-H Fair. Inside, the works of local artists hang on one wall of exposed brick, and two other walls are lined with brochures on local attractions, dining, lodging and parks. The HCCVB will staff the center. There will be a grand opening ribbon-cutting event at 5:30 p.m. May 7. Owners: City of Noblesville 839 Conner St., Noblesville Phone: (317) 776-0205 for Main Street. The Visitors Center has no phone number. Hours: 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, through May 15; noon-6 p.m. May 17 through Sept. 4: weekdays noon to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10 a.m-6 p.m., May 17-Sept. 4.
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COMMENTARY By John Mikesell Every dog owner should know the symptoms of this fast-killing disorder. Bloat is an acute medical condition characterized by a rapid accumulation of gas in the stomach. The more technical name is gastric dilatation, and volvulus (GVD) is a top killer of dogs, especially of deep-chested giant and large breeds, such as great Danes and standard poodles. Gas accumulation alone is known as bloat, or dilation. The accumulation of gas sometimes causes the stomach to rotate or twist on its axis; this is referred to as torsion or volvulus. Bloat can occur on its own or as a precursor to torsion. Both conditions can be life threatening, although it often takes longer for a straightforward gastric dilation without volvulus to become critical. “Bloats without torsion can last for minutes to hours, even days in low-level chronic situations, without it becoming life threatening. But with torsion, the dog can progress to shock rapidly, even within minutes. While some less acute cases of bloat may resolve themselves, it often takes an experienced veterinarian to know just how serious the problem may be and whether surgical intervention is required to save the dog’s life. WHAT YOU CAN DO • If you have a high-risk breed, discuss with your veterinarian the merits of a prophylactic gastropexy at the time of neutering.
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Funny you should say that COMMENTARY By Dick Wolfsie I have only dim memories of my college years, but I do recall that I faithfully sent the required letter home to my parents each week. Phone calls were pricey, and the epistle seemed a more sincere way to communicate. (This is the first time I have ever used the word epistle. And the last.) I remember dashing off lines like, “Hi Mom, haven’t eaten in a month, send money …” or “Dear Mom and Dad. Just hypothetically, any thoughts about being grandparents? ” “Hey Pop, Just got my grades. Don’t worry about that expensive cap and gown rental.” Adding “just kidding” after each of my remarks was unnecessary. It was clear to my parents that I was just honing my jesting skills. My father was always asking me, “Are you some kind of comedian?” The answer was yes. Lately, there has been a crisis in confidence when it comes to e-mailing and texting. The reason is simple: We type messages at lightningspeed, sometimes to people we don’t know well. So we want to be 100 percent sure we are not misunderstood. Which is why we clarify our intent at the end of a sentence with little figures called emoticons. The importance of these symbols was made clear by an e-mail I received last week. “Dick, at the start of your column, my newspaper introduces you as humorist Dick Wolfsie. That always makes me laugh. Couldn’t the author have had the courtesy to throw in a smiley face to assist me in interpreting this message? Did he think I was funny – or not? I e-mailed the letter to three people to elicit their opinions and got these responses. Heidi (my editor): Either he thinks you are really funny, or he thinks you’re an insufferable bore. Just sayin’. ‘-) Bob (my friend): Dick, he obviously thinks it’s hysterical anyone would use the same word
to describe you as they would Mark Twain :-(. Mary Ellen (my wife): I don’t think he considers you funny. I understand what he’s saying. -:) I e-mailed the writer, and asked if he would give me his phone number so we could discuss this further. “Tom, this is Dick Wolfsie. I got your e-mail and I’m a little perplexed by what you said.” “Did it come encrypted?” “No, but I am not sure what your point is. You forgot to use those punctuation doodads. They help the reader understand the real meaning of your comments.” “Dick, I do think you are funny.” “Terrific! Thanks.” “Not so fast, Dick. I don’t like funny people. They annoy me.” “Tom, I think you mean: “Funny people annoy me. Parenthesis, dash, colon?” “What does that mean: Parenthesis, dash, colon?” “It’s a verbal emoticon. Just like the smiley face people use in e-mails. That would tell me I don’t really annoy you. You’re just having some fun with me. Right? “Okay, let’s try this, Dick. I read your column each week. Pound sign, infinity sign, dot, dot, dot. “What does that mean: pound sign, infinity sign, dot, dot, dot?” “It means that your article often feels like it’s never going to end. Does that help you catch my drift? This conversation was not going as I planned. So all I could say to Tom before I hung up was @#%^&*$. And I’m feeling really good about that :). Dick Wolfsie is an author, columnist, and speaker. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In my head, I am a professional lounge singer COMMENTARY By Mike Redmond Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Rico the lounge singer. People, Rico. Rico, people. Rico exists only in the depths of my ridiculous imagination. It’s the name I have given to this little voice inside my head that mocks me – persistently and hilariously – when I am at my second-favorite job at the Indiana History Center. I am a historical crooner. That’s what my boss tells me, anyway. I am more inclined to say hysterical crooner, in both in the hilarious and the nervous-out-ofhis-gourd senses of the word. Along with five other Indiana Historical Society employees, all of whom have genuine talent, I spend a few days each month in the Center’s Cole Porter room, as swanky a nightclub as you are likely to find in the 317 Area Code. I do not recall this being on the Kuder Career Preference Test I took in the eighth grade. The Cole Porter Room is the society’s lasting tribute to the great songwriter Cole Porter, who went from a boyhood in Peru, in Miami County, to international fame on the strength of such classics as “Night And Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You” and dozens of others. He was – and remains – in the highest echelon of American songwriters. I’ve always been proud that I was born in Peru, too, although for some reason his name is the one on the signs going into town and mine isn’t. I’m sure it’s just an oversight. Anyway, the room is decorated to involve a cocktail lounge like you’ve seen in old movies (minus the cocktails, of course, and the drunks). There’s an elegant bar, a few tables. Photos from Porter’s life decorate the
walls. Some personal effects – his Tony award, a leather notebook, a silk handkerchief and the painting that hung over his bed – are displayed. And then you meet the piano – a gorgeous grand with a computer inside, programmed to play Porter songs and to accompany singers of same. This is where my talented young co-workers come in. They’re all terrific singers, with big, expressive voices, sure of pitch and supple of tone. I have no doubt they could all go on to successful careers in music if they wanted. And then there’s me. The days when I intentionally sang in front of strangers are long ago, long before the effects of Camel cigarettes and J&B Scotch began to produce a vocal quality I call “wind through the outhouse.” Imagine Rochester from the Jack Benny Show singing “I Concentrate On You.” Rico, of course, is out of his imaginary mind with disgust: “You call that singing? That’s not singing. That’s a cry for help. “Smooth it out, buddy-boy. Play it cool. Keep the microphone close and whisper. Swing it a little. If you can’t sing, at least act like you can. You might fool someone.” It’s a lot to put up with when you’re trying to remember the words to “In The Still Of The Night.” But there’s an upside. I get to wear a tuxedo. I get to meet lots of nice people. I even got to dance with a pretty woman once. And I get to listen to great music all day long. You should come visit sometime. Rico says do it the others are singing. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ mikeredmondonline.com or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.
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