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With a menu this tasty, why wait until the performance? stop by the Basile Café during lunchtime and enjoy a delicious salad, sandwich or wrap.
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be our guest november 19! take a free tour and see for yourself that there’s always something happening at the Center for the performing arts. the michael feinstein great american songbook archive & gallery
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It is our position Hamilton County will be wellserved by the re-election of Mayors Jim Brainard in Carmel, John Distlear in Noblesville and Andy Cook in Westfield. After a robust discussion over the past few months, we voters ultimately made our choice last week stating emphatically existing leadership (at least for the largest majority) was on-target. We concur. Hamilton County continues to be a beacon of economic growth and distinction the categories of quality of life, education and stability. These men can take their share of the credit. All have made bold steps to position our communities to take advantage of a growing trend in population and wealth distribution. However, this election cycle did not pass without raising several important questions to be considered and resolved during the coming four years. Will there be a taxpayer reckoning for the spending required to realize the ambitious dreams of these leaders? Will, as the saying goes, they come if we build it? The world is a rapidly changing and evolving place – perhaps now more than ever. Therefore, we intend to continue to expect real answers to hard questions, we believe we have the right leadership for the job.
It is our position the potential for the construction of a single law enforcement and fire personnel training facility by the neighboring communities of Hamilton County is welcome. Ongoing training for all of the law and fire personnel is imperative to allow them to keep up with new technology and equipment. The lack of a local facility requires the personnel to obtain instruction at other locations, and may involve payment by the cities to other entities for training. The development is unique because it is apparent a genuine effort is being pursued to accomplish something uniformly beneficial to the communities, without the frequent tug-of-war which has resulted in duplication of efforts and diluting of the effects of actions in each city. A single facility can jointly use the contribution of funding and personnel from the participating cities, and all personnel will have access to the best instructors from all of the units. The completed center should be able to include more equipment to enhance the experience of the personnel because of the cooperation. We strongly support this budding effort, and hope the communities will throw their visible support behind the project as it matures.
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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 U.S. Constitution. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Article. I. Section 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be
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vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Section. 2. Clause 1: The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature. Clause 2: No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
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Retirement not currently in Basile’s vocabulary
Salutes Our Veterans
This is some “retirement” Frank Basile is enjoying. The former senior vice president of the Gene B. Glick Co., as you might know, has been the acting president and chief executive officer for The Center for the Performing Arts since late July. Basile is a man of many passions, chief among them travel, dining, authorship and, now, seeing to it that the Center rises to the all-important next level. It strikes us that the native Louisianan actually is happily un-retired, if you will. He has the staying power – and the blessings of his wife, Katrina, a Realtor - to work consecutive 14-hour days. Too, together they funded an eponymous gift shop, which opens Saturday in the Center; that underscores an even heavier commitment to the facility. In his workweek, when it’s time to grab dinner, Katrina picks him up and they roll away to sample the ample gastronomic fare in the area – and then it’s back to the office. He could be off on another “adventure of a lifetime” in a remote outpost on the other side of the world, yet he has no complaints. There will be time for that. In the interim, it’s strictly about making the Center all that it can be, and our community should be grateful to Basile for stepping up and engineering the mission.
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Lifetime stewardship Commentary By Terry Anker Time may heal all wounds, but it wreaks havoc on infrastructure. For many years, Carolyn and I lived in a house built in the 1930s. Taking shape during the depression, the home was built at a time when craftsman were, perhaps because of a lack of competition for their skills, able to focus on one project at a time. Plus given then economic conditions, folks expected things to last. By the time we took possession of the home it was a senior citizen and things were in need of repair. We tackled projects in order of significance in an ongoing and almost perpetual way. We completed infrastructure (think septic) with cosmetic (think interior paint) imagining every good meal includes nutrition and taste. Now, we are in a house built during a boom time – the late 1990s. Builders could barely keep up with demand. When we made the move, we needed a house ready to operate without failure. Our youngest was in diapers,
business was busy and my mom had just sold her condo and moved in with us. We were not ready for a home of monthly surprises. But now, again time is asserting itself; and I’ve learned. Lifetime shingles last about 12 years. Lifetime windows last about a decade (if one is lucky) and lifetime-manufactured siding lasts even less. We’ve learned the lesson of the fine print – and of folks not standing behind their products. But more than anything, I suppose we’ve learned there is not life without stewardship. Even as we hoped to avoid caretaking, we are reminded humans consume: Carpets wear out and refrigerators fail after too many ice cubes. But instead of consumers, should we think of ourselves as stewards?
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DISPATCHES » Dine for a good cause – All are welcome to come to Italia Mia, 3150 Ind. 32, Thursday to enjoy lunch or dinner or BOTH! By enjoying a wonderful lunch or dinner you will be helping raise funds for our youth. Italia Mia will be donating 10 percent of their Thursday sales to help WYAP in their efforts to help the children of our community meet and transcend their difficulties through mentorship. » Teen choices – Be part of the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) when it meets at 3 p.m. Nov. 29, at the Westfield Washington Public Library. As a member you can help choose and plan teen library activities. These programs are for you! » Facebook fundamentals – Westfield Washington Public Library will teach you to set up your page, manage privacy settings and connect with friends and family during their “Facebook Fundamentals,” class. Learn to update your status and add a photo, all while you interact with others online. An e-mail address is required to register for Facebook, but the class is free and is offered Dec. 1 at 3 p.m., and again Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. Register by calling Information/Reference Services at 896-9391. » Visit with the Tooth Fairy – The Tooth Fairy is coming to the Westfield Washington Public Library on Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. She will talk about how important it is to take care of your teeth and how to do it properly. There’s a tooth game to play, and everyone will go home with a free goodie bag. » Genealogy Club – Join the Westfield Genealogy Club and share ideas, new Web sites and sources about family history and meet some terrific people. The club meets at the Westfield Washington Public Library Dec. 3 at 10:15 a.m. in the Sumner Room. Beginning and experienced genealogists are welcome to become members. » Halos for Hope Support Group – Join Riverview Hospital’s new infant loss support group Halos of Hope on Dec. 1 for an opportunity to connect with others who have had a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth or neonatal loss. The group will be led by an experienced infant loss support group leader. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. in the Krieg DeVault Conference Room on the lower level of the Riverview Women’s Pavilion. For more information, e-mail dflaherty@riverview. org.
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COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson I had the pleasure of participating in a twins’ panel the other night, both as a twin myself and as a mother of twins. Most of the questions pertained to the unique circumstances of raising multiples, but there were a few relevant to parenting in general. So I thought I’d share my responses with you: 1. “Now you’re back to work, do you miss your kids?” No. Nor have I ever. Even when I went back eight weeks postpartum after my first born. I do experience guilt, almost on a daily basis. I occasionally have emotional breakdowns in my car over whether I’m a horrible mom for wanting to spend eight to hours away from short people, but I can’t honestly say I miss my kids. Bottom line? I’m a better mom when I don’t have to focus my attention on nutritional lunches, laundry apartheid, and choosing which day we’re going to contract pink eye from the Children’s Museum. 2. “With four kids, how do you balance all the activities and still have time for family?” We don’t. We try our best, but during soccer season, we rarely eat a meal together. We even limit them to one sport/class per season, but the schedule still is out of control. Having kids in all age groups where in
multiple practices and games a week are the norm, we are chalking up serious mileage. But studies show busy, engaged kids are less likely to end up on drugs or pregnant, so we’re sticking with the crazy. 3. “Do you ever get to spend one-on-one time with your children?” Sometimes, yes. But generally, no. We dedicate the month of January to taking each child out for a special “afternoon” of their design, like Wendy’s goodness followed by Laser Tag madness. If I’m not already asleep by 8:30, I will occasionally crawl in bed with a kid
and read for about 10 minutes. I’m not super proud of this lack of parental attention, but no one needs therapy yet, so they can’t be suffering too badly. There you have it. Enough “Danielle Wilson” fodder for you to make it through the week, whether you’re criticizing or commiserating. Peace out! Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at danielle@ currentincarmel.com.
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how you can help Open Doors – Monetary donations may be set to: Open Doors of Washington Township, Inc. P.O Box 196, Westfield, Ind. 46704 Amanda Strong Foundation –To donate toys, clothes and/or food for Santa day, contact Sharon Hodson at 317-896-2064.
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boy scouts, and Santa Day, where food is delivered to seniors buy,” Hodson said. “Giving is who I am. I wouldn’t be myself Dec. 9. Hodson said her love for children and the elderly is a without it.” driving force to her endless efforts. Nancy Chance from Good Samaritan, a food kitchen and By Lindsay Eckert “Children and seniors are my heart,” Hodson said. “I believe grocery, helps collect monetary donations, canned goods, paper Lindsay@youarecurrent.com products, toothpaste and other household items such as detergent The holiday season is all hustle and bustle – an exciting time to children are on loan to us from God, and you only have so many years to raise them right. The moments you get with them fill for the non-profit. shop for the perfect gifts for loved ones. But, for some families, your heart.” “We need to provide household goods to families because food the holiday season is a time when Hodson said she’s passing on the stamps don’t cover those,” Chance said. “People can buy $50 they can’t afford gifts to light their value of giving and caring for others worth of Hershey bars, but they can’t buy toilet paper.” children’s faces up on Christmas that she learned from her mother to Good Samaritan also provides a workshop series for families morning. younger generations in her family in English and Spanish to teach life skills such as nutrition, child In Westfield, for more than 30 as they deliver food to seniors and management, coping with crises and legal rights. Chance said years the Amanda Strong, Open help with Santa Day. watching the women graduate from the survival skills workshop Doors and Good Samaritan Foun“Watching my kids and grandis always a moment that stands out in her mind. dations have worked to make the kids give back touches my heart,” “To see the faces of these women wearing caps and gowns, holidays brighter for families in Hodson said. “They’re learning the standing up so proud of themselves is a precious moment,” need. Open Doors collects items giving part of life and that giving Chance said. “To know we helped make a better life for them and and puts together Thanksgiving of themselves is more important their children and taught them to take pride in themselves is a Day baskets for families. The than all the material things in the special thing.” Amanda Strong Foundation hosts a world. I teach them that it’s so Open Doors is another contributor to bettering the lives of “Santa Day” for kids and parents to try Volunteer Mid ge Dawson bag s toile important to think of others, not Westfield residents. An organization built on volunteerism and receive food and gifts on the chilitems for families always just you.” the support of 13 Westfield churches, it provides clothes, food dren’s wish lists, and Open Doors Hodson, called the “Santa and toiletries, and assigns advocates to help people in need. donates clothes on the festive day. Lady” by children she’s helped, said more Volunteer Janet Mihay said she started volunteering about a Although Sharon Hodson will year ago when she moved to Westfield, and continued after she be contributing to the season of giving this year, 31 years ago, she than 300 families and 600 children needed help last year, and children in the community are found a job. was on the receiving end of the equation. Hodson remembered always reaching out to help their “People can come here and how Strong brought the holiday season back to life for her and peers in unfortunate situations. shop for clothes while getting her daughter. “I have kids I’ve helped send food; it makes a difference “We were having a bad year and Amanda helped us and loved me letters and call me wanting in people’s lives,” Mihay said. my daughter so much, she was like a mother figure to me and a to help others like someone did “Who knows what tragedy has grandmother figure to my daughter,” Hodson said. for them,” Hodson said. “WHS hit their lives?” Hodson helped Strong, who started the organization in her cheerleaders help every year for President Dave Swaim garage, with projects such as Scouting for Food before Strong Back to School Day, and the started as a volunteer in the passed away. But, Hodson kept the organization going and organization, then moved to named it after the woman who made her and others’ world better. Boy Scouts run Scouting for Food. You hear about kids dobeing a representative from his “I wanted to keep the organization going for her. She left a ing bad things, but there are a church, Radiant Christian Life legacy and I wanted it to continue,” Hodson said. lot of good kids out there.” in Westfield, and vice president Hodson said the inspirational foundation Strong built for the Hodson said letting people before he accepted the role as organization motivated her to expand it, and the hours she puts know she cares through the president in to do so are more than worth it. “I started volunteering to help “It has surpassed anything I could imagine. It’s a labor of love,” Amanda Strong Foundation is Volunteer Joe Trentman someone in need,” Swaim said. Hodson said. “I’m so honored people want to help make it every- part of who she is. pu shes a car t of foo d into Op en Do ors “I’m helping others make “I worked a lot of years for mything she wanted it to be.” to sor t lots of good memories for self and I wanted to do more for Today, the Amanda Strong Foundation hosts the Back to their families and those memothers. Volunteering here fulfilled School program, where it collects and packs backpacks with ories are a keepsake of time, something money can’t a personal need.” school supplies, Scouting for Food, a food drive operated by area
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Craft Bazaar brings holiday spirit for band By Lindsay Eckert Lindsay@youarecurrent.com Band boosters for Westfield High School are bringing in the holiday season with a bang. The boosters will be offering a holiday double feature with shopping and music for the third annual Craft Bazaar. Craft Bazaar Coordinator Pam Williams said the boosters wanted a new twist on fundraising. Williams said the boosters explored different options such as a car show, but decided that, with the school’s massive space options, a holiday event was the best fit for the community. “We wanted a sustainable event that didn’t involve selling door-to-door. We wanted a new way to raise money in a way that was fun and different after talking with families we chose the bazaar and ran with it,” Williams said. “The first year was far more successful than we could have imagined and the event has grown every year.” The first bazaar began with 60 vendors and raised $1,500, all going to the band boosters’ general budget, which covers a variety of expenses, such as purchasing music, hiring additional instructors and paying for transportation and entry fees for competitions. Three craft bazaars later, 150 vendors will fill Westfield High School Multi-Purpose Instructional Facility Saturday, with a goal to raise $7,000. Last year’s bazaar raised $6,000. Williams, a mother of three daughters who have been active in the band, said the fundraiser is essential for students to afford participation in
the music program. “I believe in opportunities for kids, and even though we live in an affluent area, not everyone is affluent,” Williams said as she described why she’s passionate about the bazaar. “We are raising money for everyone to be able to participate and keep the fees lower.” Although the new pay-to-play policies showing up at schools are a fairly recent development, Williams said, “The band has been pay-to-play forever.” The WHS band fee is $325 per year for every student and Williams said the bazaar helps keep the fees substantially lower than other local band programs. According to Williams, most band fees range from $500 to $600. Fees for Carmel High School band can even reach $1000 per student. The band encompasses many genres of music and performance styles, WHS band travels throughout the state for competitions featuring the marching band, winter guard, and percussion and jazz ensembles. The band provides the soundtrack to school spirit at every sporting event and the annual high school musical, and bazaar visitors will get an all-day holiday show Saturday. The band will be playing holiday tunes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the bazaar with $1 admission. “The $1 admission gives us the opportunity to count how many people come through the door,” Williams said. The band is also selling bows at Westfield in Lights.
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Interesting questions of the week COMMENTARY By Barry Eppley Q: I have gained 40 pounds since I had a hysterectomy seven years ago. My stomach is extremely disproportional to the rest of my body. I am interested in fat-injection treatments. Will insurance cover any type of non-surgical treatment to reduce my stomach fat? What is your input on this fat treatment method? A: Insurance will not cover stomach bulge removal, no matter the method of treatment. Lipodissolve, a type of fat injection, is a blend of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholic acid solution. Although it can help reduce small collections of fat, it won’t be effective for a fat collection. The injection has lost its popularity as it proved ineffective for abdominal fat collections many people want to reduce. I still use it occasionally but only as a treatment for small postoperative liposuction ‘high spots’. You are seeking a nonsurgical solution to a surgical problem and it does not exist. Q: I am 38 years old and have had noticeable nasolabial folds for the past several years. I have used injectable fillers, specifically Juvederm Ultra XC, with some improvement. I also had my
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Sandwiches for football What do our favorite food, an English Earl, and the 50th state have in common? Here’s the story. The eighth Earl of Sandwich (John Montague 1718-1792) discovered the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii). The Earl was a serious gambler who could stand for hours at the gambling tables. Ingredients: dijon mustard 2 tsp; balsamic vinegar 1 tsp; olive oil 4oz; warm water 2oz; salt and pepper - ground; large loaf of Italian, French or other rough bread; red, green and yellow peppers sliced and roasted mushrooms sliced and roasted; thin sliced polish ham or prosciutto 1 lb; very thin sliced turkey breast 1 lb; feta cheese 8 oz; fresh herbs like basil, parsley and or cilantro. To prepare: In a bowl, combine mustard and vinegar. Mix in olive oil and then warm water. Salt and pepper this mixture to taste and put aside for now. Slice the large loaf of bread length wise. Scoop out the bulk of the bread. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle feta cheese on sandwich Add sliced peppers and mushrooms, layers of ham and turkey and drizzle with a little of the vinegar mix. Place the top
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DISPATCHES » Thanksgiving side dish – Sweet potatoes with pecan praline streusel: Ingredients – (for potatoes) 6 to 8 sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup butter, 1 dash cinnamon, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 (16-oz) bag mini marshmallows, (for topping) 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter, cinnamon, 1 cup chopped toasted pecans. Directions – Skin potatoes and chop into large chunks. Boil and mash. Stir in butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and mini marshmallows to taste. Mix in a separate bowl, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and pecans, drizzle melted butter over mixture and
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Now to Friday The 61st annual Fall Art Show presented by the Hamilton County Artists’ Association will be on display at the Hamilton East Public Library Noblesville branch, 1 Library Plaza. The display will be open to the public during regular library hours. Thursday to Saturday Follow the North Star – Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, will host its annual Follow the North Star at 7:30 p.m. Learn what it was like to be a runaway slave on the Underground Railroad and explore the fears and challenges faced by fugitive slaves making their way through 1839 Indiana. Cost is $20 for non-members, $17 for members. For more information, call 776-6006 or visit www.connerprairie.org. Thursday to Sunday Carmel Community Playhouse, 14299 Clay Terrace Blvd., Carmel, presents “Six Degrees of Separation.” The humorous drama by John Guare is
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directed by Nick Crisafulli. For more information, call 815-9387 or visit www.CarmelPlayers.org. Friday Refuge Christian Church will be having their annual Chili Supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the church, 11772 196th St., Noblesville. The menu includes chili, crackers, vegetables and dip, hot dogs, dessert and drink. Donations will be accepted and money raised will go to Noblesville school children to help with Christmas. Saturday Co-sponsored by the city of Carmel and the Carmel Arts Council, Holiday on the Square in Carmel kicks off the holiday season in Carmel from 4 to 8 p.m. at Carmel Civic Square. Holiday entertainment, Santa, Santa’s elves, and live reindeer provide a festive atmosphere for the city’s holiday lighting ceremony on Civic Square. Join the fun and have your picture taken with Santa. For more information, visit www.carmel.in.gov.
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DISPATCHES » Business climate ranks sixth – For the fourth time in as many years, Indiana’s business climate ranked in the top 10 nationally in Site Selection magazine’s 2011 business climate rankings. Feedback from a survey of national real estate executives and a review of Indiana’s economic development record earned the state recognition as the sixth best place for business in the U.S., up two spots from in 2010. This comes a little more than a month after Area Development magazine rated Indiana’s business climate best in the Midwest and fifth overall in the U.S., according to a survey of national site selection consultants. » Tax strategy seminar – Somerset CPAs will host a seminar on year-end tax strategies for contractors Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Somerset Conference Center, 3925 River Crossing Parkway, Indianapolis. Price is $149 for individuals. For details or to register, visit www.somersetcpas.com. » Women becoming less ambitious? – A survey conducted by More magazine found that 40 percent of women said they’d take less money for more flexibility. And 43 percent of these women (ages 35 to 60) considered themselves less ambitious than
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Business angles learned from baldness COMMENTARY By David Cain I’ve been without hair on my head so long I don’t even remember what it’s like to brush my hair. However, I’m reminded every morning at my house when screams of terror echo in the kitchen as my girls get their hair brushed. Tangles from a night of tossing and turning, which is a likely outcome when your bedtime is before nine. Although they are not big fans of having their hair brushed, they love to brush hair. They beg to sit behind their mother and brush her hair for hours. Part of it is getting even, I suppose, but part of it is simply the joy of brushing. On Sunday, the girls had been brushing for a good 30 minutes when their mother had had enough. She said, “No more!” and sent the girls on their way, brush in hand. They were upset. I wanted to help so I jokingly offered to the youngest, “Jacquie, you can brush my hair.” She
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Updating 1990 master bath COMMENTARY By Larry Greene ORIGINAL MASTER BATH: This home was built in 1990 in the Springmill Crossing Subdivision on the west side of Carmel. The master bath was the second bathroom of two to get remodeled. The homeowner noted “We decided to remodel the master bathroom mainly because it was old and outdated. We didn’t like the carpet in the bathroom. We needed a bigger shower. It just needed to be updated.” The homeowners weren’t fond of the large garden tub. “We had a large cultured-marble jetted tub in the master bath. When the kids were little, it was perfect. But our children are now 28 and 24.” FAVORITE FEATURES: When asked what they like most about their new bathroom, their reply was “Everything”. They added, “We like the big shower, the square-shaped vessel sinks, the tiled floor and the enlarged shower. We have heated floors, too. It’s such a change from what we had before. It feels like a spa in there now. The rain showerhead feels great. We have great water pressure too.” TUB & SHOWER DETAILS: The old tub and
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DISPATCHES » Tinsel and Tails – The Humane Society for Hamilton County will host its sixth annual Tinsel and Tails Holiday Petacular on Thursday, 6 p.m., at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Tinsel and Tails is one of the Humane Society’s largest fundraisers of the year, and funds raised will help cover the cost of the thousands of abandoned, unwanted, injured and sick animals that come to the HSHC every year. Tickets are $75 per individual, $300 per half table of four or $600 for a full table. To order tickets or for more information, go to www. TinselandTails.com, or call Jennifer Judd at 219-3324. » Thanksgiving stew for dogs – Chicken soup cooked with spinach, green beans, mushrooms and beets makes a great treat and top dressing for regular dog food. A bit of garlic for flavor is fine, too, as it contains vitamin B. Just don’t overdo as too much of onion or garlic can cause anemia in some dogs. -www.pawnation.com
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COMMENTARY By John Mikesell Arm yourself with these practical pet care tips: Consider the commitment - Think about what you are getting yourself into before getting a pet. This is a long-term commitment. Pets are 100 percent dependent on you to provide a healthy and happy life for them. Ask yourself if they fit in your current lifestyle. What changes or sacrifices are you willing to make to properly care for them? There is also a financial responsibility to keeping your pets healthy and veterinary bills aren’t cheap. Pet proof your home - Owners should take pre-emptive measures. Move household chemicals, medications, plants and decorative pieces to hard-to-reach locations. Keep your shoes tucked away from
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Practice early socialization - The critical socialization period for puppies lasts from about three to 12 weeks of age. Kittens are most receptive to socialization between the ages of two and seven weeks. I suggest leaving your puppy with its mother for at least eight weeks. Provide a healthy diet - Don’t underestimate the importance of good nutrition. Contol your pet’s food intake. Obesty in pets is just has bad for pets as it is for humans. Focus on health - Find a like-minded veternarian. A healthy pet is a happy pet. Check with your local pet store professional for tips on food and treats for your dogs and cats. John Mikesell, owner of Izzy’s Place, A dog Bakery in Carmel, can be reached at john.mikesell@att. net.
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