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Long to teach watercolor painting at HCAA workshop editorial@youarecurrent.com Nationally known watercolor artist Sharon Long will be hosting a watercolor workshop through the Hamilton County Artists’ Association. Long will share her artistic knowledge Sept. 4-8 at Hamilton County Art Center & Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St., Noblesville. The workshops will assist painters of all experience levels. The HCAA and Long will offer two sessions daily: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $75 per day or $37.50 for a half day. All necessary materials will be provided, including Windsor Newton watercolors, Arches 300-pound paper, masonite boards, magnifiers, brushes, reference photos and even tissues. All attendees need to bring is a note pad. To reserve you space, send a check for $37.50 made out to Sharon Long to Dorothy Chase, 15022 Shoreway East, Carmel, IN 46032. This deposit will be applied to your first session. Indicate the dates you are interested in attending with your deposit. For more information, contact Dorothy Chase at 844-9828 or dchase514@aol.com.

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The officers of the Westfield Police Dept. are excited to invite the community to join them at the third annual “Jake Laird” Community Appreciation Day from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 in front of the Ameriana Bank located in the Westfield Marketplace at Ind. 32 and Carey Road. Hamilton County resident’s Mike and Debbie Laird presented the Westfield Police Dept. with a generous donation to fund annual Community Day celebration. The Lairds are the parents of Laird fallen Indianapolis Police Officer Timothy “Jake” Laird who gave his life in the line of duty on Aug. 18, 2004. In his honor, the WPD will pay tribute to Jake and promote the spirit of community by providing an evening of food and fun for the residents of Westfield. After Jake’s death, the Lairds established the Jake Laird Memorial Fund, which provides funds for local law enforcement agencies in need of new equipment, innovating new programs and assists with officer hardships. The Laird family is known as friends to numerous police agencies throughout Indiana sponsoring programs that strengthen community relations. Police officers will be providing hotdogs, popcorn and snow cones. Kids will be treated to various activities including bounce houses, games and a K9 demonstration. Officers will be on hand to showcase the department’s vehicles, equipment and programs.

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Morse Beach ends 2012 season early By Stephanie Simpson • editorial@youarecurrent.com Due to the low and receding water levels caused by this summer’s drought, Morse Beach has had to close for the rest of the 2012 season. Normally, the beach would be open daily until Aug. 14 and thereafter would be open on weekends until Labor Day. Lifeguards and season pass holders are greatly Morse Beach affected by early closing. Allen Patterson, director of Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Dept., which runs the beach, said that lifeguards were given the option to stay on staff to help close down the beach. Those who agreed to stay are now working on various projects to get the area ready for next year’s summer season. Such maintenance activities include putting equipment away, repairing ropes and buoys and painting the bathhouse. As for the few summer pass holders, Patterson is still discussing how to best handle the situation. Closing early isn’t something entirely new for Morse Beach. In Patterson’s 20 years in the department, he recalled the beach having to close due to drought conditions one time before. Additionally, during this previous early closing, there was less water than the beach has now. So for the rest of the summer, residents will have to cool off in local pools and splash parks and look forward to the opening of Morse Beach in 2013.

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Indiana Jim’s Reptiles – Come see and even touch live reptiles at Indiana Jim’s Reptile and Amphibian Show on Friday at the Westfield Washington Public Library, 333 W. Hoover St. Jim Horton is the current president of the Hoosier Herpetological Society, and this event is sponsored by the Westfield Women’s Club. There are two free interactive shows: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Joint networking breakfast – The Westfield and Carmel chambers of commerce will host a joint networking breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 13090 Pennsylvania St., Carmel. Power network as you rotate from table to table during this fast-paced event. Make contacts and build your client database, and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the same time. Come prepared with a two-minute “elevator speech” about your business and plenty of business cards and brochures to distribute. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by Aug. 3. Computer challenged? – “Introduction to Computers” is a free computer class for beginners who want to learn the fundamentals of using a computer, such as using a mouse, keyboard and basic Windows. The class is offered at the Westfield Washington Public Library at 3 p.m. Thursday. Space is limited, so register by calling Information/Reference Services at 896-9391. Early literacy – The Westfield Washington Public Library offers a free program for infants through 18 months and their caregivers called Baby Love. Bring baby to the library on Aug. 2 and give your child a head start to early literacy with this unique program of rhyme, play and song. You’ll also receive materials to reinforce learning at home. The program begins at 10:15 a.m. Fire Day – Be at Westfield Fire Station 82, 1920 E. 151st St. (next to Cool Creek Park and across from Wal-Mart), for the WWPL’s annual Fire Day at 1 p.m. Aug. 1. Play in the splash pool, spray an actual fire hose, ladder spray on the hill, hear a safety talk, go on a station tour and more. Be prepared to get wet! No registration is required for this free program.

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Jenna Peterson stands beside her Grand Champion Home Environment project. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

Peterson wins best in show in first year By Robert Herrington • robert@youarecurrent.com

For the past two years, Jenna Peterson competed in the mini 4-H program. In her first year as a 4-H member, the 9-year-old daughter of John and Susan Peterson won Grand Champion in Home Environment. “It’s a Grand Champion purple ribbon,” the Husky 4-Hers club member exclaimed to her mother and older sister, Emily, when she saw the results after judging. Each age-based group has a champion and reserve champion. Of those, the top two projects are awarded Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion placing. “It’s exciting because when you are a beginner, it’s hard to win because there are so many older people doing it,” Jenna said of being named best in show. “I was shocked.” Jenna said the Home Environment project teaches 4-H’ers “how to remodel things that are not really useful.” For her project, Jenna transformed an old Navy artillery case into a school supplies trunk. “She was covered in dark paint when she was sanding,” Susan said of her youngest daughter.

Above: Westfield’s Megan Layton pets her dog Hawkeye during the sit-stay portion of dog obedience. Right: Nichole Cochran of Noblesville commands her dog Sydney to sit. (Photos by Robert Herrington)

A day for the dogs By Robert Herrington • robert@youarecurrent.com

The first 4-H project occurred before the county fair officially opened. Inside the air conditioned Llama Barn, members of the dog project participated in dog obedience on July 16. This is the fourth year Amy Grace Clark of Carmel has competed with her collie, Sierra. “I just enjoy doing it with my dog and doing stuff with my dog,” she said. Members in the dog project learn about canine care, training, nutrition and health. The dog project also consists of the 4-H Dog Agility contest, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Llama Barn. While all dog

project participants must complete dog obedience, dog agility is optional. Dog obedience focuses on training, commands and hand signals. Dog agility courses include weave poles, hoops, jumps and other obstacles. “I definitely prefer agility,” said Clark. “You get to do a course, your dog enjoys it more because there’s lots of obstacles and more interaction.”

Pizza bake-off Aug. 6 at Jan’s – Jan’s Village Pizza will host its 14th annual employee pizza bake-off on Aug. 6 at the Westfield store, 108 S. Union St. The public is invited to enjoy an evening filled with great food and fun. Starting at 5 p.m., people with VIP reservations, which can be made by calling 896-5050, will enter with the general public entering at 6 p.m. Numbered pizzas will be placed out for sampling. Guests will be given a ballot and a pencil along with a scoring sheet to help them track the various pizza pies. Patrons can sample them all – then go back and try the ones they like the most – before voting for the best pizza. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. This includes drinks and the 9 percent sales tax. The winning pizza, which will be added to the Jan’s menu, will be announced at 5 p.m. Aug. 7. The pizzoli who made the winning pizza will win universal fame and $100. There will be no orders taken or deliveries out of the Westfield pizzeria during the bake-off. The Sheridan Pizzeria will be closed during the competition. www.currentinwestfield.com

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4-H Queen Pageant Huber named 2012 4-H Fair Queen By Robert Herrington • robert@youarecurrent.com

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The final 4-H fair for any 10-year member is always memorable, but for Arcadia’s Sarah Huber, it was “shocking.” Huber was crowned the 2012 Hamilton County 4-H Fair Queen, beating out 22 other contestants. “When they first called my name I was really surprised and incredibly excited,” she said. “It’s such an incredible moment – it’s overwhelming.” Huber, the daughter of Doug and Bernie Huber, said the fact she was the newest county queen didn’t hit her until the following day when she thought about the gallery of Hamilton County 4-H queen photos hanging inside the fair office. “What an honor it is to be queen and have your picture up there,” she said. “It’s the crowning moment of my 4-H career.” Looking back at her 10 years as a member of the Huskey 4-H’ers 4-H Club, Huber said she’s really grown and knows how hard volunteers have helped her and other 4-H’ers. “I appreciate how much 4-H has taught me,” she said. Since this was her final fair as a participant, Huber said she was looking forward to handing out ribbons as queen and experiencing that “really exciting moment” when students get recognition for their hard work. “I get to go to shows I haven’t been to at the

Makaila Osborne Sarah Huber fair,” she said. “I’ll learn more about what it’s like to show animals and the process.” This year was Huber’s first time as a queen contestant. “I wanted to do it for several years but was so busy with volleyball,” she said. “My 4-H leader and mom encouraged me to participate.” The 4-H Fair Queen Court included Makaila Osborne of Sheridan, first runner-up; Christy Kettler of Westfield, second runner-up; Kelly Moorhous of Arcadia, third runner-up; and Kyleigh Kimbrell of Fishers, fourth runner-up and Miss Congeniality. “It’s even more fun to be with the girls on the court,” Huber said. For more photos of Westfield and all 2012 Hamilton County 4-H Fair Queen contestants visit www.currentinwestfield.com

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Westfield’s Kendra Lancaster talks about preparing to represent the U.S. in the London 2012 Paralympic Games By Jordan Fischer • jordan@youarecurrent.com Karen Lancaster has simple advice for parents with handicapped or disabled children: “Never let them say ‘I can’t.’” In August, that attitude will be taking her oldest daughter, Kendra, to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where she will join the U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team in competing for a gold medal. Kendra has worn a prosthesis on her left arm since childhood due to a congenital amputation. This year will be Kendra’s third trip to the Paralympic Games: she won a bronze medal with the team in 2004 at the Athens games, and a silver medal in 2008 at Beijing.

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“Kendra was a pretty rambunctious girl,” Karen said, adding that she and Kendra’s father Kent encouraged her to stay active. “She would try anything. She was not afraid of trying new things. She was really, really smart, and pretty adaptive.” In school, Kendra “did everything,” according to her mother. “Everything” included soccer, basketball and, eventually, volleyball. “When she found volleyball in middle school, she kind of found what her true love was,” Karen said. “I always tried to push her toward soccer, because soccer for her would have been a little easier, but she wasn’t a big fan of soccer. She loved volleyball.” At Westfield High School, Kendra played on the varsity volleyball team, and she continued her love of the sport into club leagues at Purdue University. “I was really lucky to have coaches that were willing to work with me on techniques,” Kendra said. “Even now, I’m having to make those adaptations because I can’t do things with my hands that my teammates with two hands can. It’s an extra challenge, but I don’t have any trouble meeting it. I just need some extra time.” Her sophomore year of college, one of those coaches suggested to Kendra that she try out for the U.S. Paralympic team. So, along with her mother, she flew to Colorado to attend a training camp. Until she got there, however, Kendra said she didn’t know the team played a sitting variant of the game. “Her whole life, she has never been quoteunquote handicapped,” Karen said. “I think that was just part of the way we raised her. She always played stand-up volleyball. I think she never identified as handicapped or disabled, and here she was playing with all of these handicapped and disabled kids. I think it kind of unnerved her.” “It was a really hard transition,” Kendra said. “I remember going back to our hotel room at first and just crying because I wanted to go home.” But, she said, her mother encouraged her to stick it out. “She was always supportive no matter what I did,” Kendra said. “And she’s probably the only reason I stuck with the sitting team.” 10 | July 24, 2012

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Kendra Lancaster of Westfield participating in the Sitting Volleyball World Championship. In August, she will join the U.S. Women's Sitting Volleyball Team in London, where they will compete for a gold medal. (Submitted photos)

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Kendra did stick with it, though, eventually being asked to join the team for the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, a season that was eyeopening for her, she said. “We were an underdog that year,” Kendra remembered. “We were so bad compared to the other teams that they just stomped us. So when we showed up and started beating the good teams, it surprised a lot of people.” The team took home the bronze medal on Kendra’s first Paralympic run and a silver medal in 2008. This year, she said, they have their eyes set on the top prize. “In 2004 we just wanted to medal, and even that was kind of a reach for us,” Kendra said. “This time around, I don’t think we’ll be satisfied with anything less than gold.” Kendra has spent most of her summer traveling back and forth from Edmond, Okla., where the team trains at the University of Central Oklahoma. Her mother, who works as a bus driver for the Westfield School System, has been fundraising to bring Kendra’s grandmother, her younger sister Kelsie and herself to watch the London games this fall. Though her mind is firmly set on the upcoming competition, Kendra has spared a few moments to think about life after London. “I’ve been thinking about when it will be time to retire and move on,” she said. “After my car accident last year, and it taking me out for a whole year, I’m not sure I’m ready to give it up after what it took me to get back into it.” Regardless, Kendra said she’ll be following her personal philosophy of trying to live in the moment. “Nothing’s going to stop me,” she said. “I’ll always find a way to do what I want.” The Paralympic games run Aug. 29 to Sept. 9. www.currentinwestfield.com


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It is our position that the pending sale of locally-based cell phone distributor Brightpoint is a significant concern for the entire Central Indiana region. Certainly protection of jobs for the 1,300 workers in Plainfield is paramount, but even if headcount remains steady the loss will be felt throughout the community. Corporate headquarters provide much more than just a sense of local pride. Support of local philanthropy and leadership in community activities are concentrated around a company’s decision makers. When those decisions are being made in other states, as will happen when the Brightpoint sale is completed, corporate engagement will inevitably diminish. Even if most local jobs are initially preserved, the longer-term trend can be expected to disfavor Central Indiana. No doubt this area offers a competitive location for distribution hubs, but just as certainly Brightpoint CEO Bob Laikin wanted his facilities to be close to him and to benefit his community. Our home-court advantage will be absent when future decisions of this sort are being made in California. Mr. Laikin and his team are to be commended for the business they built and the local support they’ve shown. We hope that they continue to be involved and advocate on behalf of Central Indiana while other entrepreneurs fill any voids left by Brightpoint’s HQ relocation.

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Negative space Commentary by Terry Anker Decorators refer to it as negative space – the absence of something, often clutter, which in its void makes apparent the more sublime elements of the arrangement. The point is that the deficiency of distraction allows one to focus on the essential elements of our environs with greatest clarity. Such is the case with the emerging understanding of my eldest. Now participating in a program through his school that arranges and chaperones an annual exchange program with its sister school in Japan, he finds himself 16 years old and now residing with a host family half way around the globe. Yet thanks to the wonders of Internet communication and ubiquitous Wi-Fi, we are able to solicit a daily update on his travails. Food is first on his list of daily observations – for anyone who has experience with teenage boys this comes as no surprise. Then comes comment on architecture, culture and people. But this week, he Tweeted something to the world (a Tweet is

an Internet-posted comment that is visible to all of his followers and to millions more who prowl these locales) that highlights the lucidity that only comes from great distance. He discovered, as many have before him, that one travels to learn about other countries, but instead learns as much or more about their own. I am anxious to discover what he’s garnered. Did he find a new understanding of American exceptionalism; or instead, did he find an ancient culture more refined and transcendent than our own? Perhaps the depth of his insight will be limited to noticing that the Japanese eat more fish and less beef. Regardless, he is learning that much is gained from perspective. It inspires me to get outside of myself and try to gain a little distance from my own beliefs. Wish me luck. Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmel.com.

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Westfield, as you might know, correctly has issued mandatory watering restrictions. Not only does this keep the supply from further dwindling, but it also keeps the water pressure up for firefighting measures. Please do your part. To ignore the restrictions could place the city’s water system in great peril. So, if your address is evennumbered, you may irrigate only on Mondays and Wednesdays, odd-numbered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. That is all that’s allowed. If you see anyone in violation, file a report with Public Works Customer Service at 804-3150. For more information, visit www.westfield.in.gov. ••• Through our untrained political eyes, we view President Barack Obama actually defining what challenger Mitt Romney represents for and to the American people. If that truly is the case, Romney had best assert himself, or it’ll be lights out before the game ever begins. It’s something for all of us to watch. Tell us if you disagree. ••• A friend recently told us his daughter is fired up for school, which, for her, begins next Monday. She attends a private school, but still, whatever happened to summer? Back in the day, which is how it should be today, we were out the first Friday in June, back the day after Labor Day. If this kid we know wanted to go to summer camp, for instance, she would have barely made it to the fourth of the traditional eight weeks – given most camps’ calendars. There is too much time off during the year. We believe 180 days can be achieved and still give the kids a full summer. ••• The Department of Energy, which was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil, has beefed up to 16,000 employees and an annual budget of $29.5 billion. Oh, and we now import oil more than ever. What a joke! Sounds like a “green” initiative to us. Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@ youarecurrent.com.

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Sorry for the name calling, not stance Commentary by Danielle Wilson

Wow. I just returned from vacation where I was thankfully unable to access my e-mail, or should I say “hate mail.” I knew I’d upset some folks when I wrote a column on immunizations, I just didn’t think the response would be quite so intense. I haven’t received this much backlash since my controversial articles on homeschooling in 2009. [See Current archives for some fun reads!] I suppose when I attack parenting choices, however, I deserve it. That being said, I won’t apologize for my opinions on immunizations, though I will say I’m sorry for branding people who choose not to immunize as “idiots.” That was an unprofessional comment based purely on emotion. You certainly have the right to choose what’s best for your children, and like I said in the article, I support you 100 percent in that capacity. I don’t agree with your choice at all, but that doesn’t give me the right to call you an idiot, at least not in public. Most of the hate mail was from parents of autistic children, so let me address them first. I personally know several families with an autistic child. It is a devastating diagnosis and can drastically alter the lives of everyone involved. I don’t blame you for looking for a reason for why your child is different. I am surprised, however, that so many of you truly believe there is a global conspiracy among governments and pharmaceutical companies to not only suppress

any connection between immunizations and autism, but to possibly bring back the plague for population control and profit. Really? Clearly I have misjudged the CDC and Eli Lilly. And although most of the physicians and nurses who wrote in agreed with me, I did receive some negative comments from medical professionals, saying I knew nothing of science. “Why do you even care if your kids are vaccinated?” I care because even vaccinated children can get sick (that much I do know), and I really don’t want my household to be quarantined for a month because some unvaccinated kid brought measles to the local elementary school. Finally, let me remind all of you who constantly complain about my lack of professional journalism that I’M NOT A PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST, nor do I claim to be! My column is posted under opinion or humor, not hard news. I write about what I think as a resident of Indianapolis suburbia. And contrary to what several readers believe, I don’t wear Prada or drive a Cadi, nor do I channel Hitler in my free time. I’m just an average working mom who frequently suffers from word vomit, the content of which occasionally warrants some hate mail. Peace out.

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Carpet color options: beige, beige or beige Commentary by Dick Wolfsie We’ve always been envious of friends who have done it in every room of their house. So, we finally decided it was now or never: we were going to re-carpet our entire home. We had successfully avoided this huge hassle in the past by moving just as the carpet had worn out our welcome. Early in our relationship, we once moved when the fridge needed to be defrosted. We just couldn’t be bothered. We knew our carpet was dirty and disgusting when we started wiping our feet before going outside. Also, when friends came over for a cocktail, we told everyone it was a shag carpet. It really wasn’t. It just looked that way because we’ve had dogs and cats for 32 years. Sometimes I walked out of my bathroom while brushing my teeth in order to watch TV in my home office. There were a few toothpaste globs on the floor. I scraped them up now and then. They looked a lot like dinner mints. Once we made the decision to go ahead with the project, I stood at the bottom of the stairs and scanned the house. The immensity of the task overwhelmed me. I wondered if we really had to do the first and second floor at the same time. “Two stories in one day is a lot to cover, Mary Ellen.” “Isn’t that the attitude that got you demoted at Channel 8?” 12 | July 24, 2012

When it was time to pick the color, Mary Ellen pretended she wanted my input, so she flung some carpet samples on the floor. “Help me decide between the bistro, buff, desert sun, kangaroo, ecru, fallow, fawn, russet, sepia, moose antler, tawny, sienna and Sahara. I want something that won’t stain when you walk into the living room eating your breakfast cereal.” “Do they have something in a nice Wheaties shade?” “Dick, this is hard work. Which color do you like?” “OK, beige.” “They’re all beige.” “See, that’s what made it so tough. Time for a beer.” Because I am cheap, I was looking for ways to cut corners. (Actually, the carpet installers do that for you at no extra charge.) The idea I came up with was to take the dozens of carpet samples we had and use them to create a patchwork of colors that would cover one entire room. Mary Ellen said that was the stupidest idea I ever had in our entire relationship. She’s so young to be losing her memory.

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IU Health earns best in state, national honor roll By Jordan Fischer • jordan@youarecurrent.com Indiana University Health last week earned the distinction of being the first Hoosier healthcare system to be named to the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals “Honor Roll.” The title is the top distinction given to the best medical centers across the country, as determined by the national news magazine. “These hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor, Avery Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”   IU Health was named No. 16 on the U.S. News Best Hospitals “Honor Roll” and 11 clinical programs, including cancer, cardiology, neuGrab your dancing shoes and help Riverview Hospital – It’s Riverview’s turn to be the next YouTube sensation and raise awareness for breast cancer prevention. Riverview is entering the Pink Glove Dance video contest to win a $10,000 donation in its name to a breast cancer charity. So, get your dancing shoes and have some fun. Everyone is welcome to participate in the making of the video – all ages, no experience necessary! Riverview will host a community day at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 outside the Women’s Pavilion to record part of the video. For more information on voting and to view the final video, visit www.riverview.org. For more information, visit 770-5835.

rosurgery and orthopedics, were cited among the top specialty programs in the United States. “We are honored and humbled to be part of a system that is held in such high esteem by our national medical peers,” said Jonathan Goble, president and chief executive officer, IU Health North Hospital and IU Health Saxony Hospital. “This is a big day for the 26,000 IU Health employees across the state that contribute to our success, day in and day out.” IU Health was also ranked the No. 1 hospital in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. St. Vincent Hospital and Health Center took second place and earned five nationally ranked specialties: ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; gynecology; orthopedics; and neurology and neurosurgery.

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Westfield-based maxIT Healthcare Holdings Inc., a leading health care IT consulting firm, has agreed to terms to sell itself for $473 million to Science Applications International Corp. of Virginia. The companies made the announcement July 17. MaxIT Healthcare, the largest private independent health care IT consulting company in North America, provides a comprehensive range of health care IT services and solutions primarily to commercial hospital groups and other medical delivery organizations. It has an extensive commercial customer base and has served more than 600 hospitals, hospital groups, physician practices and accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the U.S. and Canada. As a result of the acquisition, approximately 1,300 employees from maxIT Healthcare will join SAIC’s Health Solutions Business Unit. HSBU is a part of the Health, Energy and Civil Solutions Group, led by SAIC Group President Joe Craver. “The maxIT Healthcare team brings significant capabilities and talent to SAIC, as well

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Compression of realities Commentary by David Cain

Here’s a stunning reality, the iPhone is only five years old. The first version, now considered a relic, was introduced on January 9, 2007, and offered for sale on June 29, 2007. That little smart phone that now boasts sales in excess of 146 million units just turned five. In March of 2012, Encyclopedia Britannica announced it would not produce any new print editions. The 2010 edition is the last to be printed, ending a legacy that had continued since the first edition made its way to an information-starved world in 1768. Did Google replace Britannica’s print version or is it actually Wikipedia that stepped in the way? Regardless, the encyclopedias that graced the shelves of my childhood are now dusty artifacts for garage sales and antique malls perched next to the rotary dial phone. It’s hard to believe how quickly ‘normal’ gets Old standby – Wells Fargo (WFC) is unique among bank stocks, as it’s been a steady grower for decades. It’s currently trading at only 10 times forward earnings, with a yield of 2.8%. -cnnmoney.com

redefined. It is like raising kids, when you are around them you don’t realize how big they are getting. Before you know it, they are adults. Our realities are compressing to the point where we’ve lost all perspective of the past. Our reality is evolving at the speed of technology, creating an elusive normality that once provided comfort. The key is to stay in the today. The fundamentals haven’t changed. People must still have meaningful relationships and establish connections. People still rely on other people. People still need products and services that add value. People still need to have human connections. People still need you but they are just expecting you to offer yourself faster and better than before. David Cain works at Magnitude, a sales and marketing company. Contact David at David.Cain@ MarketMagnitude.com.

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“The Watch” – In theaters Friday, a group of suburban dads form a neighborhood watch group and find themselves defending against the alien invasion. Starring Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. Wreckateer – Available for download Wednesday, Wreckateer puts you in control of a fantasy demolition company hired to knock down a series of castles throughout the kingdom using Kinect and Angry Birds-like gameplay. Xbox Live Arcade – $10.

Hearthstone has a number of local and regional craft beers on tap. Hearthstone features a full espresso and coffee bar as well as an array of entrees and baked goods. (Photos by Christian Sorrell)

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European-style pub. We wanted to create a hub for the town.” The concept of the bar becoming a central Over the last several years, the Northside has seen a rise in an unusual type of restaurant: meeting place for its respective town is at the core of what many restaurants are hoping to the combination coffee shop and pub. With achieve by serving both coffee, a traditional area businesses such as Hearthstone Coffee morning drink, with beer and liquor, traditionHouse & Pub, Sonata Café, Bar & Art and the ally drank in the evening. recently opened Three Ds’ Pub and Café all “There are all different reasons for people to serving espresso and coffee alongside beer and liquor, this unique trend is becoming more and meet, and we are trying to create an environmore deeply embedded within the surrounding ment that caters to them all,” said Goff. “We’re primarily a coffee house. That’s what we communities. want to be known for. On the bar side, According to Mark Goff, owner of we want to be known for craft beer.” Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub in Even national chains like Starbucks Fishers, it just makes good business sense. are beginning to see that there is some“The problem with most coffee thing to the idea of the coffee shop and shops is that they see a lot of traffic bar hybrid. In 2010, Starbucks began in the morning but that drops off sigGoff test marketing beer and wine sales nificantly in the evening. Being able in selected stores in Seattle. At the beginning to offer those beverages customers are looking of this year after seeing initial success, they for in the evenings helps to even things out,” expanded the program to 12 cafés across the said Goff. “Beyond that though, we really encountry. visioned Hearthstone to be something like a

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While Three Ds’ Pub & Café is open for business from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. and embracing both live music and a traditional bar atmosphere, Goff is aiming for something a bit different than your standard nightclub with Hearthstone. “We don’t have screens around by design. We aren’t really interested in those people closing down the bar at 3 a.m. There are plenty of places for those people. We wanted to create something much more relaxed,” said Goff. “We need that as a society. Don’t you think? We are all about screens and distractions. We need a place to relax and to really connect with each other.”

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“Gossamer” by Passion Pit – On sale now, the second studio album from electropop band Passion Pit has been in the works for over two years and includes the lead single “Take a Walk.” Joe Matarese – Performing live at Morty’s Comedy Joint (3625 E. 96th St., Indianapolis) this weekend, Matarese has been turning real life struggles into comedic gems for years, landing him appearances on Chelsea Lately, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. For performance times and ticket information, please visit mortyscomedy.com. For a list of local events, see the Event Calendar on Page 16. Vol. I No. 24 Managing Editor – Christian Sorrell christian@youarecurrent.com / 489.4444 Advertising Executive – Dennis O'Malia dennis@youarecurrent.com

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“Nunsense” • Originally conceived as a line of greeting cards, Nunsense has been performed again and again since 1985, making it the second-longest running off-Broadway show. • 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

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Race to the Finish! • The 5th annual Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund Dinner including cocktail reception, silent auction and more. • 6 p.m. • Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis • $150 • Please R.S.V.P. to meetingplanner@usafunds.com

Hamilton County 4-H Fair • Animals, food, exhibits by 4-H members and more. • 10 a.m. • Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 East Pleasant, Noblesville • Free • hamiltoncofairgrounds.com Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra • Part of the Carmel Gazebo Concert series. • 7:30 p.m. • 1 Civic Square, Carmel • Free • carmelgazeboconcerts.org

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Touch a Truck • Bring your child to explore a variety of large and small vehicles up close. • 10 a.m. to noon • Carmel High School, 2450 E. 136 Street, Carmel • $3 child • carmelclayparks.com

Symphony on the Prairie: Glenn Miller Orchestra • Come enjoy the weather and listen to the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Bring your own chairs, blankets, food and drinks. • Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m. • Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers • $22 adult, $10 child, $20 parking • 639-4300 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 Miriam Nidiffer Book Signing • Nidiffer, a Zionsville resident, will be signing copies of her book “21 Poems.” • 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. • Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main Street, Zionsville • Free • 733-1747

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Terry Lee & the Rockabooie Band • Part of the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Dept. Summer Concert Series. • 7 p.m. • Dillon Park, 701 Cicero Rd., Noblesville • Free • 776-6350

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

“Celebrate the Colors” • 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

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

LeAnn Rimes • After bursting FRIDAY onto the music scene at age 14, Rimes has been a rising country music star ever since. • 8 p.m. • The Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel • $23 to $123 • 843-3800

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

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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 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” • Part of the Shakespeare in the Park series. • Dusk • Seminary Park, 10th and Hannibal, Noblesville • Free • 776-6350 16 | July 24, 2012

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Thorntown Bluegrass Jammers welcomed all those playing instruments to join them under the gazebo for a jam session.

Sheridan Bluegrass Fever

Instrument workshops were free with admission.

Sheridan Bluegrass Fever was held July 13-14 at Sheridan Veterans Park. Over 1300 people were in attendance across both days. The event featured performances by over ten different bluegrass groups as well as music workshops and a jam session with the Thorntown Bluegrass Jammers. For information about next year’s Fever, please visit bluegrassfever.net. (Photos by Brenda Bush)

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Dining Dan Keilman, managing partner, Texas Roadhouse Where do you like to eat? Cancun Mexican Restaurant What do you like to eat at Cancun? They have nice spicy burritos and cold draft beer! What do you like about Cancun? I love the laid-back atmosphere and the outdoor patio.

Ocean Prime The Scoop: This newly opened restaurant offers a refreshing change of pace for diners. An atmosphere of class, elegance, and fine dining is just part of the Ocean Prime experience. At Ocean Prime, you’ll find a variety of entrees prepared in unique ways. Steak, seafood, and chicken are just three of the many items that are featured on the menu. Whether it’s a large party or an evening of intimate dining, Ocean Prime is ready for an unforgettable dining experience. Type of food: Steak, chicken, and seafood Price of entrees: $23 to $46 Specialties: Seafood Reservations: Accepted online and by phone Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Blu Lounge is open 5 p.m. to close. Location: 8555 N. River Rd., Keystone at the Crossing Phone: 569-0975 Website: www.oceanprimeindy.com

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Indianapolis International Film Fest – Since 2004, the Indy Film Fest has grown into one of the Midwest’s most-watched film festivals, now bringing hundreds of unique and independent films to Indianapolis across a number of venues. Notable highlights taking place this weekend include “Somebody Up There Likes Me” starring Keith Poulson and Nick Offerman as well as the Audience Award Winners lineup featuring four films on Sunday, July 29th for $30. For the full list of showings and locations, visit indyfilmfest.org.

Weezer – Nerd Rock band Weezer continues its summer tour at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, IN) this Friday at 8 p.m. The band originally planned to release their newest studio album in 2011 but it appears to have been delayed. Weezer also recently headlined the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinatti, OH. Ticket prices range from $62 to $73. More information is available online at Ticketmaster.com.

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A thoughtful reader named Greg responded to a recent column and provided an elegant encapsulation of modern American secular narrative. In “The Rocket, the Republic, and Romans 13” (July 10), I went on about faith and how God’s truth and justice is superior to man’s or government’s or the U.S. Supreme Court’s truth and justice. This column’s customary italic epigram stated that “God’s truth and justice is the American way,” and that “we are losing our way.” Greg, in erudite disagreement, wrote “it’s the person whose bias is that his/her own god(s)’s truth and justice is the American way who has lost his/her own way.” So, that would be me. Greg argues for the “aggregate ways of individual Americans,” a “consensual social contract,” that knowledge is “justified belief,” that truth is merely “human sensory witness” and that faith is a theocratic “presumed socio-political prerogative.” In other words truth, like America, is a collection of secular parts. It was a great email, eloquently stated. It intended to obviate God’s place in the “American Way” conversation, which secular America is desperate to do. I thanked Greg and asked what he considered to be “truth,” and whether or not “hope” was a proper aim of democracy. I loved Greg’s response. Greg related the oft-cited “Elephant story,” where four blindfolded people – a father and

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The basic rules of proportion and scale are unchanging. They are reinterpreted according to the needs of the time. I like simplicity and I believe in restraint. Above all, there should be harmony-of proportion, line, color, and feeling. The most important element in decorating is the relationship between objects- in size, form, texture, color, and meaning. None of these is in good taste in itself but only in relationship to where it has been placed and what purpose it is to serve. – Eleanor McMillen Brown Interior design is about the big picture and the big picture works when it is the result of a carefully planned compilation of elements and principles. When the principles are spurned,, there is a very good chance that a space will appear haphazard and chaotic. These principles are basic to all good design and must be treated with the respect they are due and should be altered only with care. • Balance: You will most likely feel if a room is unbalanced. Balance simply refers to the visual equilibrium of a room which is achieved by the placement of objects within a room according to visual weight. • Shape, color and texture all help to determine their visual weight.. • Focus: This refers to the direction the eye travels and remains as it first enters a space. A multitude of focal points in a room make it quite uncomfortable as there is no place for the eye to rest.

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Commentary by Don Knebel For Herod the Great, the king of Judea at Jesus’ birth, Masada was a place to keep cool in the summer. For the people of modern Israel, Masada is a constant reminder of the courage of their ancestors and a symbol of their own determination. During his reign from about 36 to 4 B.C., Herod was a prodigious builder trying to improve the image of his little kingdom in the eyes of his bosses in Rome. The accomplishments of Herod’s engineers were remarkable. But none of Herod’s many building projects have had the lasting influence of Masada, rising 1,300 feet above the desert. At the top of this plateau, Herod built an elaborate city, complete with Roman baths, an underground reservoir and a summer palace overlooking the Dead Sea. The only way up to the fortified complex was a narrow “snake path.” In 66 A.D., Jewish revolutionaries captured Masada from the Romans. They and the families that joined them held out against a Roman siege

for seven years until engineers built an earthen ramp to the top and soldiers broke down the walls. According to Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, the entering soldiers found all but seven of the 960 holdouts dead, killed by their own hands to avoid being taken alive. Today, a plaque at Masada reads: “What of us? What is our Masada? How much of all this will we take with us, and how much of our own will we add?” Since the time of Moshe Dayan, new members of the Israeli military have walked the snake path for a swearing-in ceremony among the ruins, which ends with a pledge that “Masada shall not fall again.” For everyone visiting Masada, the mountain top, now reachable by cable car, is a powerful reminder of the indomitable Jewish spirit and the universal yearning of people to be free. Don Knebel works for Barnes & Thornburg LLP. You may contact him at editorial@youarecurrent.com. For the full column and additional photos, visit currentzionsville.com.

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Prepaing yourself for a platform switch Commentary by Ken Colburn

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I’m strongly considering a jump from my iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy S III but concerned about getting all my stuff over. Is this an easy thing to do or is it going to be a nightmare? - Glen The smartphone battle has definitely heated up with the release of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III and I’m hearing this from more iPhone users than with any previous Android phone release. The primary concerns for most users are the apps, music, contacts and photos; the more of these items you have the more complex it can be. If you don’t really have any apps or music that you care about, than the transition would be rather painless and quick using an app called ‘Bump’ ( http://bu.mp ) that is available for both platforms. You simply install the app on both phones, select all your contacts or just the ones you want to transfer and then ‘bump’ the phones together to transfer them. It’s very easy to setup and transfer, so this won’t require any real technical skills to execute. ‘Bumping’ your photos takes a little more time because there is no ‘select all’ option, but think of it as an opportunity to get rid of those less desirable photos. One downside to this method is that Bump compresses the photos to transfer them, so if you want them in the original resolution, I’d use Picasa to import them (& any videos you shot) from the iPhone. Once you have them on your computer, you can decide whether you want to transfer them

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Gardener stumped by color Commentary by Holly Lindzy

By far one of the most adaptable summer flowering shrubs is the Rose of Sharon – glossy foliage, beautiful bloom, easy care and quick to fill a space. It’s an Indiana summer staple. And I had to have one. Throughout the years, time and again, I would go to purchase one for my garden and get stumped on color selection. Every time. White, purple, blue-purple, pink . . . what’s a girl to do? Years passed, gardens evolved – minus the Rose of Sharon. In catalogs I would see “Tri Color Rose of Sharon!”, like it was some hot commodity which meant it was trending and that’s not my style, so I’d pass. What’s “hot right now” is of little interest to me. Then one day I was working in a yard of a friend removing some plants to put in three good sized Serviceberry. Part of the removal included some one-foot-tall volunteers from a nearby Rose of Sharon, of which I had no clue the color. On a whim, I set them in a bucket to take with me. There’s no crime in that – right? So, home I toted two decent starts of the unknown Rose of Sharon, planted them in the corner of my garden and watched them grow,

Rose of Sharon green and perky, to about three feet that first year. Next summer, to my delight, it bloomed in two colors – white and purple. It couldn’t be more appropriate. Now every year I look forward to seeing my “bi-color” surprise Rose of Sharon, and retelling the story. No more indecision and angst. Like closing your eyes and dropping a finger in the phone book, I threw caution to the wind and left it to chance. And now it’s all mine. Sort of. Holly Lindzy is an Indiana accredited horticulturalist and advanced master gardener residing in Noblesville. Email your gardening woes (or wisdom) to hollylindzy@gmail.com.

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Although rainfall has been sporadic, we are on track for one of the driest seasons that any of us have seen. It is a fact that many lawns and landscapes are suffering and their overall health and appearance will continue to decline. As the water company urges us all to conserve water, we are limited on what can be done. As you look around, you will notice that even well established lawns, shrubs, and trees are declining rapidly. Most lawns will require some level of rejuvenation this fall. Damage will include localized patches of dead turf and widespread thinning out of turf grass. Reseeding these areas will be standard treatment. Depending on the extent of the damage, additional work may be warranted. Core aeration, additional top soil, tilling, and re-grading, all will be options to consider. Late August will be the timing of most of this work. There will also be an opportunity for some late fall (November) seeding as well. Plan on budget-

ing some time and money for later this summer to repair your lawn. Landscape trees, shrubs, and perennials are also taking a beating. Wilting, leaf loss, and browning are all signs of lack of water. The best use of water in the current conditions is “slow deep watering”. Soaker hoses, tree bags, and a slow trickle of water from a hose are all good methods. Use a nail to punch a hole in the bottom of a five gallon bucket. Fill it with water and place it next to trees and shrubs for another slow watering option. All of these options will help to control the damage brought on by this season’s weather. Some plants will die, some will struggle for years, and others will bounce back healthier than ever.

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