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It is our position Hamilton County residents, should be aware of the damage caused to trees by the use of the herbicide, Imprelis. The DuPont-manufactured product, was recently approved by the EPA to treat broadleaf weeds and has been widely used on lawns, athletic fields, cemeteries, golf courses and sod farms. Touted as “environmentally- friendly”, Imprelis seems to be unfriendly to Norway Spruces, Eastern White Pines, and other trees with shallow root systems. DuPont began receiving reports of dying trees around Memorial Day of this year. Hamilton County has been hit hard hit by Imprelis usage. Visual symptoms of damage include browning, twisting and the curling of needles and leaves. The Indiana Chemist’s office has issued a stop- sale on Imprelis usage in Indiana and a recall is underway. Dupont has set up a hotline, 866-796-4783 to report damage. For more information about Imprelis, visit www.imprelis-facts.com/faqs/. DuPont also initiated a product return and refund program in mid-August. Trees seem to be under siege in Indiana— drought, the Emerald Ash borer, and now Imprelis. Trees add so much to our environment, whether it’s aesthetics or economics or environmentallysafe, it behooves us to pay attention to their survival and care.
It is our position school buses must strictly adhere to posted speed limits. Far too often we see the familiar yellow vehicles careening through neighborhoods at excessive speeds, as measured by both the law and reasonable standards of safety. Even in school zones, the buses are frequently the primary violators of the speed limits. School bus safety concerns increase as daylight slips away making morning routes take place before the sun rises. Young children hurrying to the bus stop might not be seen as easily, and there is less time to react if there is an obstacle in the way. We understand the bus drivers are on a tight schedule to gather their riders and get them to school on time. Traffic concerns and lagging children may cause even more delays. If these are the sole reasons for their excessive speed, then either more time has to be built into the schedules or the schools must make provisions for an occasional late bus. But we cannot allow the safety of our children – both on foot and already on board – and our fellow commuters to be jeopardized by bus drivers who ignore the rules.
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Every week, we will print a portion of the U.S. Constitution, followed by a portion of the Indiana Constitution. We encourage you to benchmark government policies against these bedrock documents. Today: the Indiana Constitution. ARTICLE 12. Militia Section 4. Conscientious objectors No person, conscientiously opposed to bearing arms, shall be compelled to do so in the militia. (History: As Amended Nov. 5, 1974). Section 5. Repealed (Repealed Nov. 5, 1974). Section 6. Repealed (Repealed Nov. 5, 1974). ARTICLE 13. Political and Municipal Corporations
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FROM THE BACKSHOP Help yourself, and help the library! We consider any and all libraries to be community treasures. Anything that moves forward the drive to enhance literacy and enjoyment of the written word, well, we’re all for it. So, then, our own treasure, the Westfield Washington Public Library, needs your participation. Its annual book sale runs Friday through Oct. 15, although the first day is for Friends of Westfield Library. Stop by 333 W. Hoover St. and take home armloads of selections. Trust us, the money you spend will be put to good use. We are tickled to be the media sponsor for the library’s sale and its annual bazaar and silent auction from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 16. For more information, please call 896.9391 or visit www.wwpl.lib. in.us. We’ll plan to see you there. ••• OK, you volunteerism-minded readers, it’s time to step up. Westfield in Bloom wants to compete nationally in America in Bloom, but it needs help to do so. It is adding a new committee on environmental awareness, so you could help there. This is about well more than flora, though. There is a kickoff meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at 2728 E.171st St. Please attend if at all possible. To learn more, call 804.3184. •••
Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg As you might know, Current is a proud sponsor of Chaucie’s Place’s Treasure Our Children Beach Bash at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Without a doubt, this will be a fun – and meaningful – Thursday night out. Not only are we attempting to help raise money for the facility, we’re trying to bring awareness of its reason for existence. So, plan to put on some summer wear – yes, it’s autumn; get over it – and register today to join us: www.chauciesplace. org/treasure-our-children-beach-bash. You’ll be glad you did! ••• Fair warning: Only 27 days until Halloween. Dark chocolate. Just sayin’.
The list may be better unchecked COMMENTARY By Terry Anker What was the best year of “Saturday Night Live?” Over its three-decade run, this late-night comedy television show has become a cultural touchstone with each ensuing group claiming memorable catchphrases and skits at the heart of a shared self-definition. Such as the question of whether “The Tonight Show” belongs to Carson or Leno, these public figures have framed our shared community. Ultimately these common memories are devices used to enhance communication with our peers. Recently, I made reference to a Dana Carvey moment on “SNL.” Carvey’s character, upon his death, found the gate to heaven with the angel of God. Similar to a fine hotel’s busboy, the angel outlined each of the amenities one could expect as a new resident of heaven. “The buffet is open 24 hours. The pool is always warm and filled with beautiful girls. Moreover, in heaven we have omnipotence – the answer to the unanswered questions of
human life.” Since that day years ago, I have maintained a list of questions to ask, should I be so lucky as to find myself similarly disposed. Was there a second shooter? Are ghosts real? Who stole my favorite shirt in college? What is the most disturbing thing I’ve ever eaten without my knowledge? I wonder if it is better not to know. But then again, how could the afterlife be complete without knowing the secret ingredient of the seven herbs and spices? Do we all keep lists of things for which we seek answers? And if we do, do we really expect those questions to ever find resolution? Or is our interest only a part of our natural curiosity as humans? Could it be the pursuit of responses is more important than the answers?
Could it be the pursuit of responses is more important than the answers?
Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmell.com.
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DISPATCHES » Meals on Wheels for Hamilton County search for director – Executive Director Marti Lindell has resigned after six years with the organization. Meal services and volunteers will continue as normal until a new director is announced. » Tailgating for a cause – The Heart of Hopes is hosting a tailgate party and silent auction Oct. 22 at the Irsay Pavilion in Carmel. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information about the event and the charities receiving the funds visit, hearts-of-hope.net » Color the sky pink for breast cancer Help IU North Hospital honor those touched by breast cancer by buying pink solar lights to be placed on the hospital’s grounds. You can dedicate the lights, $5 each, through Indiana Women in Need Foundation’s website, IWINfoundation. org. For more information about IU Health North Hospital “turning pink” visit, iuhealth.org/turn-pink.nk. » Ameriana fall festival – Join Ameriana bank to raise money for Westfield Youth Assistance Program and enjoy fall festivities. Festivities include food, games and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at U.S. 31 and Carey Road. » Westfield in Bloom volunteer meeting – Interested in learning more about the Westfield in Bloom organization? Join them for their 2012 kick-off meeting Thursday at 7:00pm at the Westfield City Service Center, located at 2728 E. 171st St. The 2012 committees will include: floral, environmental awareness, heritage, and community/Plant-A-Row for the Hungry. Everyone is encouraged to attend and help plant pride in Westfield. » Virtual orchestra open house – Lambert’s Lowrey Organ Center is celebrating its two-year anniversary with an open house celebration Thursday. Lowrey artist Jim Vogelman will meet guests beginning at 10:30 a.m. and will perform a free concert at 1:30 p.m. Lambert’s Lowrey Organ Center is located in the Noblesville Shopping Center, 573 Westfield Rd. For more information, call 317-773-2002. » Pumpkin patch fundraiser – Re/Max Legends Group is hosting a pumpkin patch Saturday to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children. For further details, contact Re/Max Legends Group at 317-849-7653
Blurring the lines of nanny and mom COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson I finally appreciate why rich people have nannies and man-servants. My mom was in town during the weekend, and it was magical. We are currently in negotiations to retain her services as a full-time au pair, and it’s not going well. She has visited us before, but this is the first time she has visited when my kids are in school, sports and theater. Plus Doo and I are going gray by the minute over work-related issues. Technically, red heads do not “go gray,” but “white,” like Santa Claus and Queen Elizabeth I. Gingers may be mutants, but we’re royal mutants. Mom arrived at the house on Friday before the school bus, which meant my children were not latch-key orphans for once. And when I called a bit later to check in, she asked what I needed from the grocery. No one has ever asked me that question. Confounded, I mumbled something like “List … frig … flarjkwee.” After literally crashing my minivan into the side of the garage and walking in the door, the contents of my grocery list were miraculously sitting on the counter. I’m not kidding about the car, but that’ll be in my next article, titled “You Might Be Going Senile If ”
This nanny thing was turning out great. She bought us Chinese take-out and did 23 loads of laundry; she took the kids to an early morning soccer game so Doo and I could sleep. She made (fighting back tears, here) the (sniffle, gulp) beds (full-blown weeping). I think the best part about having a Mama Poppins comes down to simple math. We had three adults instead of two managing four kids. Doo spent the entirety of Saturday rebuilding something involving computers, which normally would have driven me straight to black widow mode; however, everything was cool because my mom was there to play dodgeball and jump-stick with the kids while I caught up on neglected domestic tasks. No Child Left Behind, see? So I totally get why the wealthy hire nannies. And now I want one too. Guilt wreaks havoc with the consciences of working parents, and nannies quiet the crazy. Now, if I can only convince Mom this is the life for her! Peace out.
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Grand Park adds Indiana Soccer as a major anchor By Lindsay Eckert Lindsay@youarecurrent.com Mayor Andy Cook announced last Thursday the Indiana Soccer Association will relocate to Westfield’s Grand Park as another major anchor for the Grand Park Sports Campus. He said the addition is expected to bring half a million visitors into Westfield each year. Cook said Indiana Soccer will boost Westfield’s presence in the world of sports, and it will be a major boost to Westfield’s economy. Grand Park is expected to produce 2,300 jobs in its first three years of business. According to Cook, Grand Park will generate millions of dollars annually through tourism and events: $3.5 million in surrounding area shopping; $4.8 million in meals purchased; $2.2 million in hotel revenue. “Grand Park is unique to the state; it compares quite large in scope and increases employment,” Cook said. “It’s improving the quality of life and diversifying the city’s tax base, and that comes first.” The 350-acre spread for the sports complex will have 32 competitive fields ranging from soccer and baseball to field hockey and lacrosse. Other organizations already claiming their turf are the Lids League team, Indiana Bulls, Westfield Youth Sports and Westfield Youth Soccer. Construction for the complex will begin Nov.1. The sports fields are scheduled to be partly open for play by late 2012 and fully functional by
2013. Indiana Soccer, an organization with more than 85,000 members, is expected to relocate from Lawrence in 2012. The partnership allows the organization to take on a managing role for the complex. Indiana Soccer will be responsible for scheduling clubs on the fields and a portion of revenue on those fields Cook said Indiana Soccer expects to play host to approximately 1,800 teams annually, bringing in more than 300,000 players and spectators to the park. “The partnership with Indiana Soccer adds a level of credibility to our project, increasing the economic-development potential,” Cook said. Indiana Soccer President Murray Clark said Grand Park is setting the bar high for competitive sports complexes. “I’ve seen a lot of complexes, a lot of gold standard complexes. Grand Park will be the new gold standard for sports facilities,” Clark said. “We’ve done a lot of research, we’re not coming to the table lightly and to say we’re impressed is an understatement.” Clark said Indiana Soccer’s strong reputation and Grand Park are a perfect fit for success in boosting tourism and the local economy. “We are the voice of soccer in the state; we’re not just bringing a state of soccer players into this facility, we’re bringing the entire U.S.,” Clark said. “We’re bringing more than 1 million players to this endeavor through tournaments.”
Pumpkin Patch Festival SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, noon – 3 pm Presented by IU Health North Hospital and RE/MAX Legends Group FREE & Open to the Public IU Health North Hospital, 116th and North Meridian St., Carmel Enjoy fun activities for the entire family including FREE food, drinks, pumpkins, prizes and more! Activities include: Bounce House Colts in Motion Traveling Museum Police and Fire Emergency Vehicles Petting Zoo Family Photos, Costumes encouraged Face Painting & Caricatures LifeLine Helicopter and Ambulance Health Screenings Train Rides, Ronald McDonald & Live Music Join us before the Festival for the IU Health North Hospital Pumpkin Patch 5K Run/Walk Presented by the Carmel Lions SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 9 am Start Registration opens at 8 am. Fee required. Open to adults and children. For more information and to register, visit the Events section at iuhealth.org/north.
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Organization embraces local library By Lindsay Eckert Lindsay@youarecurrent.com Westfield Washington Public Library is the center for literary works in Westfield. A community center bringing people together through the library’s book clubs and Summer Reading Program, entertaining children with weekly story times and inspiring teenagers to develop active roles through the Teen Advisory Committee. Although the programs unite the library with its community, it’s the Friends of Westfield Library who make the programs happen, a nonprofit organization and the driving force behind the library’s hefty events calendar. The 30-year-old organization is comprised of Westfield citizens who work selflessly to plan events and raise money for the library. Friends of Westfield offer hospitality to program participants as well as purchase equipment to increase the library’s efficiency to better serve residents, such as DVD cleaners and computer software. Sheryl Sollars, director of Westfield Washington Library, said the Friends of Westfield purchase summer reading incentives for dedicated readers who stay on-task all season and help the
library purchase snacks for Teen Movie Night and other library activities. “Last year they helped implement our new database and we’re so thankful for them,” Sollars said. “Our revenues went down and we’ve been relying on them more, and more and they are always supportive. We don’t know what we’d do without them.” Friends of Westfield is planning upcoming annual events to continue their quest of supporting the library. Members will be volunteering at the annual book sale that begins Saturday and runs through Oct. 16. Another event backed by Friends of Westfield is the annual Craft Bazaar at the library Oct. 16. Current Publishing is a proud media sponsor for the event. In addition to being a keystone in the library’s fundraising, Sollars said Friends of Westfield is also a voice for the library and represent the library’s message in the city. “The library is a comfort to the community, a social place to gather, a community center. It’s not just about checking out books, we’re much more than that. Friends of Westfield members are in the community spreading that message.”
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Proposed solicitation ban could impact nonprofits By Lindsay Eckert Lindsay@youarecurrent.com A city-wide ordinance was proposed last week to prevent any and all solicitors from going door to door to sell products. The ordinance was introduced by Councilman Robert Stokes to the Westfield Community Association Network, an organization created by Mayor Andy Cook for neighborhood associations to discuss concerns in a public forum with city representatives. “The forum is a way to discuss ideas long before they reach the council and the members’ concerns are a valid response,” Cook said. “The council is spearheading the ordinance and wanted to bring the idea forward to the members.” The city requires all solicitors to be registered, and according to an official Westfield survey many neighborhoods have a no-soliciting policy in place for businesses selling door to door. Chris Bluto, a Homeowners Association member, said a city-enforced ban is not the answer. “Citizens don’t want this decision made for them, it shouldn’t be regulated by the city,” Bluto said. “If I don’t want a solicitor’s business or product then I should be the one to tell them I’m not interested.” Bluto said the proposed ordinance may seem like a simple solution, but he said it would cre-
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New program teaches Westfield High School students how to run a news show By Lindsay Eckert Lindsay@youarecurrent.com
estfield High School announcements have a facelift and an all-new attitude. Students aren’t just informing their classmates, they’re interacting with them through the school’s multimedia newscasts. RockTV was created as part of the school’s mass media class, but this year RockTV goes outside the walls of the classroom and inside the imagination of the students creating and viewing the programs. RockTV Director John Oestreich, a former Westfield economics teacher, is the school’s mass media teacher and heading up the program for the first time this year. He said he’s helping students lead the way as they move the program in a new direction. “I’m not here to control the process, when the kids take ownership for their ideas that’s when things really get going,” Oestreich said. “They come up with an idea they’re excited about and they work hard to make it happen, that’s when things really get going.” Students collaborate during their bonus period as well as before and after school. Students fill all roles in the television studio whether they are anchoring newscasts or special segments, in the producer booth writing news script or behind the camera. The news team produces Seniors Ahren Alexander and Rebecca Pollard newscasts, podcasts and special writing scripts for their segments segments Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and they is finished with school and production the stucome in at 7 a.m., a half hour before classes to dents can sometimes put in a 12-hour day. begin producing. “We’ve been here working past 7 some nights Producer and Anchor Rebecca Pollard said and we’ve been in at 6 a.m., before school,” the process of getting the new program off the ground requires long hours by the time the group Pollard, who also plays for the school’s lacrosse
club, said. Pollard said working together to produce a show the entire news group is proud of makes the hours go quickly and the work entertaining. “We love it, it’s so fun and the people in our group are hilarious,” Pollard said. “It’s exciting to know we’re making the announcements better and something people enjoy, and I get to be part of that.” Tyler Andrzejewski, a producer and Westfield senior, also operates the camera and writes scripts. He said the newscasts’ new interactive style is a reflection of how the group works together. “There are deadlines, but we have a lot of fun between takes and we get the show done,” Andrzejewski said. “Nobody is taking charge of each other, we’re all working together. It’s interactive.” Senior Arlo Paulson is the creator and pro-
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ducer of “This Week in Geek,” a tech-savvy segment reviewing the latest video games and computer programs. Paulson creates short videos and Web site information as part of his segment. He said the students’ special reports make the announcements unique and a teaching tool for a career he’s pursuing. “The segments enhance the news program, I like working on computers and providing information to students in an interesting way,” Paulson said. “I’m learning more about computer software too, which is a side benefit.” Sports reporter Ryan Monson, who records all Westfield games, interviews coaches and creates highlight reels for games ranging from high school to college sports, said the program gives him a chance to improve his sports reporting and bring multimedia experience to a career in sports radio. “I have my own podcast and Facebook group and I get to see the results of my work on TV; it helps me see how I can improve my next segment,” Monson said. “It gives me a chance to express my passion for sports in front of the entire student body.” Oestreich, also an assistant Westfield baseball coach, said the switch from teaching economics to mass media is different in every way from grading to planning for class. “I grade by using youtube now. Students post their segments on their youtube accounts and I put in a grade. It’s a lot different than grading numbers,” Oestrich said. “ It’s exciting and entertaining, sometimes I have to share the videos with my wife because they’re so funny and the kids are talented, I’m proud of their accomplishments.” Oestrich said the most important thing about the newscasts is they change every day and students are constantly working to bring awareness to current events in an appealing way for their peers. “The show is entertaining, but it’s not a variety show. It has a specific purpose to inform teens; however, we do provide an entertainment element to keep kids plugged in. The students’ creativity makes that balance happen,” Oestrich said. For more information about RockTV and a library of student segments, columns and podcasts, visit www.whsmassmedia.com and its Facebook page.
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Voting by absentees to begin Monday By Robert Herrington firstname.lastname@example.org Absentee and early voting for the 2011 general election will begin Monday and if you are not yet registered to vote time is running out. Voter registration will end next Tuesday. Those who are not registered can do so online at www. indianavoters.com (if they have a driver’s license) or can fill out a form in person in the lower level of the Hamilton County Judicial Center, 1 Hamilton County Square in Noblesville. Those who are registered to vote and would like a mailed ballot have until Oct. 31 to apply for one. Kathy Richardson, Hamilton County elections administrator, said there are approximately 176,105 registered voters in Hamilton County. County residents cast a total of 24,173 ballots (14.62 percent) in May – down around 3 percent from the 2007 primary election which saw 17.3 percent of registered voters cast ballots. During the last non-presidential, municipality general election in 2007 the turnout was 19.8 percent. “Traditionally, municipality election turnout is lower anyways,” said Richardson. “Having just one of the races up on the ballot may have an effect on turnout as well.” Those who decide to not cast their vote because of a limited ballot will miss out. “Local officials affect you more on a day-today basis, even more than the president,” said Richardson. “It’s too bad more people don’t par-
ticipate in local elections.” Cicero and Carmel will not hold an election this November. Richardson said by not holding an election the areas are saving money. Richardson said direct costs for municipalities having an election include poll workers, janitors, supply kits, rent, meals, rent, postage for absentee ballots and poll lists – essentially anything that can be directly assessed to them is. “Everything else is pulled together and prorated,” she said. Items grouped together and pro-rated include fees for ballot counters, machine setup, MicroVote usage, legal advertising, election board and canvas board. Richardson said the county pays a fourth of the bill and the remaining threefourths are divided amongst the municipalities. Richardson said many believe it should be based on population, but in actuality the cost is based on voting percentage. “Fishers has more people but if it has less of a turnout than Noblesville, Noblesville picks up a larger chunk,” she explained. Richardson said Carmel had 50 percent of the total county turnout in May’s primary election and thus paid 50 percent of the remaining amount – approximately $56,640. Other costs passed onto Hamilton County townships from this year’s primary election were: Fishers, $32,519; Noblesville, $25,470; Westfield, $16,429; and Sheridan, $3,021.
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“Only in municipal elections do they have to pay this,” Richardson said. Westfield has two contested races – mayor and City Council District 3. Incumbent Andy Cook (Republican) faces three opponents in the mayoral race including Democrat M. Kurtis Maddox, Libertarian Mike Waite and Independent Todd Hoard. Independent José Beyer is looking to take the council seat away from Republican Bob Smith. All city of Westfield registered voters will cast ballots for the mayoral race. Only voters in the precincts of East Westfield 1 and 2, and West Westfield 1 and 2 will vote for Westfield City Council District 3. Richardson said the following Westfield candidates – all Republicans – are unopposed and have won their election because no other candidates filed for the General Election. Their names will not be listed on the ballot: Clerk-Treasurer – Cindy Gossard, R Council At-Large – Jim Ake and Cindy L. Spoljaric Council District 1 – Robert Stokes Council District 2 – Steven K. Hoover Council District 4 – John Dippel Council District 5 – Robert L. (Bob) Horkay For more information about voter registration, call 776-9632. For more information about the general election, call 776-8476 or visit www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov.
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Makes me want to lie down and die GRAMMAR GURU By Brandie Bohney Have you ever heard people say things are so bad that they just want to lay down and die? That phrase makes me want to ask what those other people feel when they need to put down before their untimely end. Lay and lie give so many people problems, it’s nearly ludicrous. I’m not talking about lying as in telling someone something you know isn’t true or lie as in a false statement. Rather, I’m referring to lay and lie as verbs meaning to prostrate oneself or to put something down. Here’s the thing: lay and lie are different words. But the past tense of lie is lay, which is tremendously confusing. So I get it when people mess it up. I don’t excuse it, but I get it. Lie does not take an object: • I’m going to lie down. • I lay down yesterday. • I have lain here for hours. Lay, on the other hand, always takes an object: • Please lay the papers on the desk. • He laid the papers there yesterday. • He has laid papers there every day for a year. For many people, the past tense of lie is counterintuitive. It took me about a year of thinking about it before I spoke or wrote to consistently get it correct. And I still second-guess myself once in a while. The truth is, so many people use lay in place of lie that the correct use sounds wrong to most people.
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Chad Keefe, General Manager, Logan’s Roadhouse Where do you like to eat? My wife, our kids and I like to go to Hong Kong Cuisine. What do you like to eat at Hong Kong Cuisine? I like to get the “Happy Family.” I like the way it’s prepared with the lobster, the pork and the beef. Why do you like Hong Kong Cuisine? I like it because it’s family-owned and operated. You know they take great care when it’s privately owned. Hong Kong Cuisine is located at 9524 E. 126th St. in Fishers. Their phone number is 577-8333.
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Cucumber in sour cream salad Ingredients: 4 large cucumbers peeled and thinly sliced, 16 oz sour cream, Kosher Salt, Rice vinegar Preparation: Place the cucumber slices in a large bowl that is wide enough to hold a dinner plate for the pressing stage. These slices should be salted to keep in their crispness and to remove the water. Cover the slices, in the bowl, with a dinner
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Simple Sirloin Salad Ingredients • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce or marinade • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar • 1 tablespoon sugar • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, trimmed of fat and cut into 1/4-inch slices • 2 large hearts of romaine, roughly chopped • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes • Seasoned croutons (optional)
Directions • In a medium bowl, whisk together the teriyaki, hoisin, vinegar, sugar and hot sauce. Add the steak, turning to coat well, then cover and refrigerate for one hour. • Meanwhile, arrange the lettuce on 4 serving plates. • Heat the grill to high. Coat the grates with cooking spray.
• Use tongs to transfer the steak, leaving as much of the marinade clinging to it as possible, to the grill. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side. • Divide the steak between the serving plates, heaping it over the lettuce. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Divide the tomato halves between the salads. Sprinkle with croutons. Serves 4.
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Now – Oct. 9 Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Carmel Details and ticket information available online at www.beefandboards.com. Now – Oct. 23 Phoenix Theatre: Spring Awakening 749 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis In “Spring Awakening” adolescents discover the inner and outer tumult of their sensuality. Details: For tickets visit www.phoenixtheatre.org or call 635-7529 Oct. 28 – Nov. 2 Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre: Amadeus 3 Center Green, Suite 200, Carmel Peter Shaffer’s award-winning “Amadeus” combines fiction and history to explore the dramatic
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Covered porch creates new outdoor living space COMMENTARY By Larry Greene Original home: The seven-year-old home is located in the Centennial Subdivision in Westfield. The current homeowners have lived there for five years. Motivation for creating a new outdoor living space: According to the homeowner, “I had a back porch as I was growing up. Plus, I have lost three tables and an umbrella in the last five years from the wind.” Porch details: The new porch is supported with concrete piers which extend below the frost line. The new patio surface is brushed concrete with an arched step extending from the patio door and an area for grilling. The new porch finishes include painted cedar posts and wrapped beams. The porch is trimmed with cedar to match the new column trim. The beadboard porch ceiling is vaulted throughout to create a more open feeling. Finally, a new ceiling fan was installed from the center ridge beam. Favorite features: The homeowner commented, “I work from home and it is so nice to go outside during the day and not bake from
Before the sun. Our family can actually talk and relax in the new porch now. We have used it a lot already and it’s only been a few weeks since completion.” According to the homeowners, “We are planning on having our neighbors over soon to show off our new porch. They have all been watching with envy as the project progressed.” Larry Greene is the president of Case Design/Remodeling, a fullservice design/build firm serving Hamilton County. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Five ways to spoil a meeting COMMENTARY By David Cain Nothing blows the potential to have a great meeting like the following five things. Meetings, meetings, meetings, so much time, so much potential, so often wasted. Avoid these top five spoilers and enjoy better get-togethers with happier attendees. Start late. “Hey, sorry I’m late, let me just grab some coffee and hit the restroom and I’ll be right there.” That’s nice, show up a few minutes late and then take your time getting started. Everyone loves it when people impose their own life on you. If you want to start your meeting at 9:15, set it for 9:15. Be unprepared. No forethought or advance preparation is the rain on your meeting day. Whether you were invited to the meeting or originated it, you should always be prepared. Nothing looks more amateur than showing up to a meeting with nothing but a pen and paper eager to learn. Be prepared and lead the way to better outcomes. Interrupt. After all, everyone showed up to hear you talk. Just keep blurting out anything that runs through the scrolling LED in your head and you’ll look like a star. It’s expected to have ideas, but consider listening more than you talk. Go freestyle. Agenda-free meetings with no real thought to what you want to accomplish
are great spoilers. Just get in a room, start with small talk and see where it goes. Want to kickstart your effectiveness? Go into every meeting and start with a list of what the group will accomplish in that meeting and how much time you all agree to commit. Go around the room and ask, “What do you want to accomplish to make this meeting a great use of your time?” Everyone agrees and everyone is working toward the same goals. Run over. Well, you started late, why not run over on time too? It just makes good sense. Want to be sure you run over? Invite too many people. And, use every bit of time allotted even if you finish early is just as annoying. It’s okay to get things done faster. Business requires meetings. For that matter, all aspects of life require discussions of some sort, so why not work to make all that time more productive and effective? If you do, you’ll eventually eliminate meetings. If you are always prepared and know everyone’s goals for the encounter, you’ll find some of the meetings just go away.
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Dealing with your dog’s stress PETS By John Mikesell Plenty of pets have anxiety issues, and many pet parents don’t know how to handle them. Pet owners spend $1 billion a year addressing fear and anxiety issues in their dogs, hoping something will perk their ears back up. Forty-one percent of dog owners participating in a survey by GMI Inc. said they had at least one dog with a history of anxiety. The online survey involved more than 1,000 households. Twenty-nine percent of dogs in the survey population suffered from some form of anxiety or fear. The most common triggers were separation anxiety and noises, such as thunderstorms or fireworks. Half of the survey respondents said they take action to address anxiety issues in their dogs, but 71 percent don’t feel it is necessary. Respondents also said a solution would be too expensive. Respondents who address their dog’s anxiety rely on medications, training and helping their dog avoid stressful circumstances. “We’ve worked with thousands of dogs over the past two years, so we knew anxiety problems in dogs are very common but we
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