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It is our position that children ultimately become the losers when adoptive parents and biological parents are at loggerheads. A recent case of a family being forced to release custody of the three-year-old child they had raised since infancy to the boy’s biological father is illustrative. How did the system fail to ensure that both biological parents had relinquished their individual rights to claim the child? A father missed the first three years in his son’s development; and, the couple that adopted the boy has lost the child that they nurtured for those years. Assuming good intentions by all parties, the biological father assuredly had right to claim his progeny. Likewise, the adoptive family intended only to provide for what they believed to be an essentially orphaned child. Was the failure caused by an irresponsible pattern of behavior on the part of the father? Did the adoptive family move too quickly in its hubris to care for the child? Was an adoption agency overly zealous in meeting the needs of its clients? All or none could be true. Cases like this make for great public frustration. All wish for a child’s happiness; and, picking whose rights are wrong is tough work.
It is our position we should begin to prepare ourselves for winter driving. Each year around this time, we seem to get caught off guard. Now is the time to prepare our cars for snowy and frosty conditions. All vehicles should be equipped with a bag of snow removal salt, which can be found at your local home store, as well as warm weather apparel: hat, scarf, mittens and blanket. It’s not a bad idea for drivers of lighter cars to consider placing additional weight in the rear of the automobile to help decrease the changes of sliding. If you or someone you know will be driving for the first time in wintery conditions, please remind them of the dangers and what to expect. Not only can roads extremely slick, but other drivers, experiencing the same difficulties, require attention. We must be vigilant that other vehicles may be set to do something unexpected. While we all may take heed and follow each precautions considered, nothing will make a slippery road entirely safe. Use caution. Drive slowly. Allow plenty of breaking distance. Accidents are bad enough without having to stand outside in the freezing cold and exchange insurance information.
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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 4. Legislative. Section 6. (History: Repealed November 6, 1984). Section 7. No person shall be a Senator or a Representative, who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States; nor any one who has not been for two years next preceding his election, an inhabitant of this State, and, for one year next preceding his election, an inhabitant of
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tive discussion. In the end, the Humane Society of Hamilton County was a runaway match for all the components we identified, and we dedicated the $200 to that horribly underfunded organization. It was a wonderful, magnifying exercise, and it illustrated to everyone in the room exactly what The Legacy Fund must do in its awarding process. It’s no easy task, folks - $200 or $2 million. It’s heavy think work. There clearly is an attendant weight of responsibility. We now have the finest appreciation of what the fund goes through as it does the good work for deserving not-for-profits. Well taught, Mr. Little!
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There were six of us at the table. We had just been seated for dinner at The Legacy Fund’s annual Celebration of Philanthropy at Ritz Charles late last week, when Brad Little, president of the organization, told us we were about to give away money. Whose? We left the checkbook at the office! Actually, it was The Legacy Fund’s money. In what became an exercise in introspection and deliberation, each table grouping at the event at which there were in excess of 500 attendees - was charged with the responsibility of identifying a not-for-profit organization that would receive its $200 allotment. Snap! Pick a favorite cause, fill out the certificate and move right along to the dessert. Not so fast, friends. Little wanted each of us to identify our five leading visions (among a list of dozens), and then our five leading interests (among another list of dozens). Then we were to tally the results, get a Top 3 for each and, ultimately, gain consensus for a No.1. It wasn’t as easy as you might believe (and that was the point). That settled, we turned our attention to which cause we would benefit. Mind you, all this was accomplished as we ate and conducted a spirited and produc-
So many of us cheat on our taxes, cheat on our spouses and cheat on our futures. Yet, we seem surprised by the outcomes of our own behaviors. Did we simply push boundaries to the point that we exceed our own ability, the conditions at hand, and good judgment? Or, do we seek some prurient thrill from exposing ourselves and our loved-ones to harm? Routinely, people caught up in scandal protest that they never intended to be there. They did not set out to break the law. They did not set out to break hearts. Yet, their actions stand in diametric opposition to the protestations. Don’t they tempt disaster and then lament its inevitable arrival? Wouldn’t their fall from grace been avoided had they simply stood further from the cliff? I don’t believe living a full life requires living on the edge.
COMMENTARY By Terry Anker Many years ago while still an undergrad at Indiana University, a good friend of mine and his longtime girlfriend decided to spend their spring break hiking the stunning parkland of the American Southwest. Following the perilous trail along a canyon’s ridge, the beautiful young girl lost her footing at cliff’s edge and fell to the rocks below. In an instant we fall from our position, perched with spectacular views, to painful consequence. I was reminded of this story during discussion with a business associate about the tendency of some to live their personal and professional lives at the very edge of disaster. They walk at the precipice never content to diminish their view to achieve a more secure footing. Would the perspective be so very different a few feet retreated from the ledge? Wouldn’t success be nearly as likely without pushing the very limits of legal or ethical behavior? Wouldn’t one’s personal life be as fulfilling without the thrill of daredevil irresponsibility?
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DISPATCHES » Correction: School in session Thursday – The Nov. 9 issue of Current in Westfield incorrectly stated that there is no school for students of Westfield Washington Schools Nov. 18 for parent-teacher conferences and staff development. This is incorrect. These closures are scheduled for Nov. 18, 2011. School will be in session this Thursday. We apologize for any confusion resulting from this inaccuracy. For more information visit www.k12.in.us. » Food drive for Open Doors – Ameriana Bank in Westfield is collecting canned and nonperishable food items to benefit Open Doors, a Westfield-based ministry and food and clothing pantry. The food drive will help those in need this holiday season. Make donations at Ameriana Bank, 3333 East S.R. 32 at Carey Road. Call 867-7740 for more information. » Register for Westfield in Lights – Westfield in Bloom and the Downtown Westfield Neighborhood Association are teaming up to present Westfield in Lights, the city’s first home lighting contest. Three homes will be selected as winners by a panel of judges and recognized by the Westfield Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.dwna.org to register. » Brain Balance names director – Brain Balance Achievement Centers announced that Suzanne Glesing has been named the new center director for the Brain Balance facility in Indianapolis. Brad Ralston will now fulfill the role of executive director for the center. With nearly a decade of experience working with children and families affected by neurological disorders.. » Gray named Role Model - Westfield High School senior Allison Gray is among a new class of student-athletes initiated into an elite group honored by the Indiana High School Athletic Association as IHSAA Role Models. Picking up where those before them left off, these high school students will take the lead as anti-tobacco advocates in their schools and communities. » Vacation auction to benefit kids Would you like to help needy children around the world during this season of giving? Christel House International is hosting an on-line auction for dream vacations where 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the children of Christel House International. The on-line auction will take place from Nov. 22 to Dec. 3. Log on to www.biddingforgood.com/christelhouse to participate in the auction.
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COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson Here’s my Girl Power story for the year: So earlier today, after I’d climbed into my minivan and situated my coffee in the cup holder in preparation for my thirty minute drive to work, I turned the key and heard “click, click, click.” I immediately flashed back to two weeks ago: I’m loading up the van for a Fall Break trip to Louisville, or Looneyville as Doo calls it. The kids have all used the bathroom, charged their Nintendo DS and iTouch’s, and prepped their survival snacks. We piled into the car and... “click, click, click”. After several attempts and a few choice swear words, I determined it was a dead battery and ordered everyone out. (Unbeknownst to me, my daughter had been playing the radio for the 20 minutes I was packing.) I had jumper cables, but no other car, and my husband was twenty minutes away. My father-in-law was unreachable by phone, as were my two immediate neighbors. So I began hiking the new hood in search of a random man. I found one almost immediately, and he graciously agreed to jump
the van of a somewhat panicky stranger. Turns out he is also from Looneyville and was later easily thanked with a L’ville famous butter kuchen. But the whole incident left me feeling like the stereotypical helpless woman. Back to this morning’s “click, click, click.” My battery was obviously dead, again, and unless a automotive miracle occurred, I was not going to make my nine o’clock meeting. So I traipsed
back inside, left a voicemail for my boss explaining my predicament, then called my husband for some moral support. He couldn’t help me, no surprise, but I couldn’t think of one other guy to call. My father-in-law was out of town, my brothers-in-law were working, and I just couldn’t bear to knock on the doors of my retired male neighbors at that early hour. Light bulb: On! I remembered a workfrom-home mom two doors down. I called said mom and she gladly drove over. Neither of us had ever jumped a car, but we both felt it couldn’t be hard. She asked how many children we had between us, I replied, “Too many to leave motherless,” and we proceeded. Red to red, blue to blue. She started hers, we said a prayer, and then I started mine. Success! My car came to life and we did not die. I raced inside to update my boss, and then quickly checked email. A co-worker had written “Meeting is next Monday.” Frick on a stick! Though, I did learn that I am quite capable of jumping a car sans men. Girl Power! Peace out.
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Chaucie’s Place raises record amount cally challenging times, we were able Current in Westfield to raise a record amount of money. Chaucie’s Place announced last Successes such as this continue to week that its 2010 Treasure Our speak volumes about the stability of Children Beach Bash raised a record Chaucie’s Place and the value it has $28,000. The nonprofit organization for Hamilton County.” serves families in Hamilton County The October event was attended by providing a child-friendly atmoby 225 guests and featured Indiasphere for the investigation of alleganapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark tions of child abuse and neglect. Clark as its keynote speaker. More than “We couldn’t be more excited and half of the money raised came from silent aucgrateful for the community’s support of this tion items including a jersey signed by Clark. year’s Treasure Our Children fundraiser,” said For more information on Chaucie’s Place, visit Dave Schnase, Chaucie’s Place board president. www.chauciesplace.org. “It is very meaningful that in these economi-
Mayor’s address to focus on 2010 highlights Current in Westfield In his 2010 State of the City Address this week, Mayor Andy Cook will proclaim that the state of Westfield is strong. Cook will deliver a speech entitled “2010: Headlines and Highlights” in his fourth State of the City Address this Thursday at the Bridgewater Club. The address, divided in three sections, will focus on the year’s highlights and accomplishments, the city’s current financial situation and Westfield’s approach to managing growth with financial integrity. “It’s going to show that we’re doing our best to do more with less,” said Public Relations Co-
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ordinator Carrie Cason. Cook will specifically discuss 10 highlights of 2010. Cason said three of these will be the successes of the young Westfield Youth Assistance Program, progress in the plans for a countywide training facility for emergency personnel and the June groundbreaking of the city’s third and largest fire station, which is expected to reduce the fire department’s response times. “According to the mayor, the state of the city is healthy,” Cason said. The address will begin at 11:30 a.m., and Cason said it could last about 45 minutes.
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COMMENTARY By Ken Kingshill Did you notice that the first person to get to Austin Collie after he absorbed that horrific hit was an Eagles trainer? He was there almost instantly with hands outstretched in an effort to immediately immobilize Collie’s head and neck. It never ceases to cause a lump in my throat when I see trainers and medical staff from the opposing team tending to a stricken player. Of course, as medical professionals, they’re reacting the way they should. Still, the collaboration is always nice to see. I have a theory on why the Colts seem to have endured so many injuries in the last several years. Could it be that the Tony Dungy emphasis on smaller, faster players, particularly on defense, is finally catching up to us? It would seem to make sense that smaller players, over the long haul, will be prone to more injuries as they regularly compete with larger players. Rather than blame the training staff, I think the blame, if rightfully there is any, should go to the front office. I also wonder if all of these concussions that we have seen in the last several weeks in the NFL are an unintended consequence of new helmet technology. Could it be that the newer,
more protective helmets are to blame? With all the emphasis on protecting the wearer of the helmet, I wonder if they have become more dangerous as a weapon. First, defensive players may feel so secure in their new helmets that they think less about launching themselves headfirst into an opponent. Second, could whatever has been done to the inside of the helmet to make it more protective against concussions somehow have shifted the mass distribution coefficient (I made that one up) causing it to be more deadly to the other player in a collision? Just saying. Finally, I think that successful playoff runs in years like this one are much more exciting and fulfilling than years where nothing less than a Super Bowl win is acceptable. Winning it all this year will be much more rewarding for everyone involved, I’d imagine, than if they had won last year. Now, for the second half of the season, I say to the Colts: Gesundheit! City Councilor Ken Kingshill is a Westfield resident and Realtor. You may e-mail him at kkingshill@ westfield.in.gov.
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New public transportation plan proposed By Brandon Bowman Current in Westfield Indy Connect unveiled an updated transportation plan for the Indianapolis area that includes light rail on the Nickel Plate railroad and an expanded bus routes. Under the plan, 43 miles of rail transit would connect the Noblesville and Fishers area to Union Station downtown. The plan developed under a partnership with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization, Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority, and IndyGo, Indy Connect was charged to develop an efficient, cost effective public transportation plan for the area. At a regional meeting in
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Noblesville last Wednesday, President of IndyGo, Mike Terry said, “This project is a lot of vision, but we’ll be available to provide all the information that everyone needs if this plan comes back to the tax payers for a vote.” The Indiana Regional Transportation Council will vote on the plan Dec. 15. If the state legislature decides to approve a local funding source, cities involved will hold a referendum to approve the plan. One of the major focuses of the new plan are the bus rapid transit routes have more stops than the normal bus routes and their pick up stations are modified from the others to let riders know when the next bus will be arriving. The regular bus routes are looking at cutting average wait time of 30 to 60 minutes to 10 to 20 minutes. The project will cost $9 billion to build, operate, and maintain. As of this juncture, Indy Connect is looking for $2.5 billion to get the project off the ground. Annually over 25 years, that breaks down to $135 million. If the state legislature decides to vote on the plan, local sales or income tax would help fund the system and would cost $15 per household.
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Final resting place? The shifting state of Westfield’s oldest cemeteries
By Darla Kinney Scoles Current in Westfield Simon Moon, with his wife and children, settled into Westfield on Sept. 13, 1832. According to the City of Westfield Web site, “an account says they arrived at sundown on the 13th and by the next evening had built the first log house. Moon, with the help of his sons, Riley, Simon and William, cleared his farm in Westfield and was identified with pioneering efforts in the area. “In 1835 Moon set apart a small tract of land which he donated to the Society of Friends for a cemetery. He was the first person to be buried there, as he died later Gill that year at the age of 51.” Unfortunately for Moon, Indiana Code 23-14-68-1 had not yet passed when his cemetery later fell into disrepair and its upkeep was entirely abandoned. In the mid1960s, the Westfield Women’s Club decided to take on the project of “beautifying” the parcel of neglected Union Street property and proceeded to remove and stack grave markers with no record kept of just who was buried where. Those 90 plus markers now line the back of Martha Doan Memorial Garden, along with a large stone listing the names of the close to 200 residents actually buried on the property. Six weeks ago a bulldozer unearthed one of those residents,
temporarily halting the City of Westfield Parks and Recreation Department’s improvement plan for the downtown landmark. “We knew there were bodies there,” said Carrie Cason of the Westfield Mayor’s office. “So we brought in a team to X-ray the area. Those images show where the earth was moved, indicating a burial plot. We planned the park renovation and enhancement around those X-rays.” The bones discovered were close to the street and did not appear on the X-rays. Experts from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and University of Indianapolis were called in to remove the remains and were on site as the work resumed last week. Cason admits it is a less-than-ideal situation at this point, but adds that the integrity of the area was long ago disturbed. “What we’re trying to do is memorialize the cemetery so people can visit and capture the history of what happened here long ago,” Cason said of the plans to enhance the current layout with walls, trails and water fountains and rename it Old Friends Cemetery Park. In a city which prides itself on its rich history, the best scenario would have been for the original cemetery to have remained intact - maintained and restored as time went by. That’s why Indiana Code 23-14-68-1, charging local township trustees with the “care, repair and maintenance” of the state’s abandoned cemeteries, was put in place 10 years ago. Washington Township has four such cemeteries, under the watch of Trustee David Gill, who has a file filled with cemetery paperwork, but has yet to be able to restore a single stone. “Budgets are tight,” Gill said, adding that he has never in his 12 years as trustee had a request from a group or citizen to perform restoration work. In order to spare a graveyard the same fate as that of Simon
Moon’s, Gill said he would be willing to listen to a restoration proposal from a professional and implement repairs over time. The township could levy a cemetery tax to create a restoration fund as well, since failing to do the work is a Class C infraction. Restoration work can be pricey, though the DNR offers classes in such work and one does not have to be licensed to do cemetery repairs. According to Micki Walters, wife of John Walters, The Graveyard Groomer, the only work requiring a certified individual - as well as a permit - involves probing the ground in a burial area. “It’s great that people take an interest in this work, since I don’t know of anyone who enforces the Code,” Walters said. Public interest and pressure often get things done, instead. For now, Gill works to make sure the historic sites are mowed, cleared and fenced. However, time and the elements work just as hard to destroy any evidence the sites ever existed, wearing away and swallowing up special names like Simon Moon.
This stone, almost 150 years old, is that of Cecilia Angeline Nichols. It is found at abandoned Sugar Grove Cemetery, which is the burial site of 88 former residents.
• To talk with your township trustee: www.indianatownshipassoc.org (click on “Indiana Townships” for a State Directory). • Make a difference at the county level: www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/ services.asp?id=2243 (For Hamilton County Council information). • Let your voice be heard at the Statehouse: www.in.gov/legislative/index. htm (State House of Representatives and Senate contact information).
Indiana code requires that township trustees offices repair and restore old grave markers, but the work can be expensive. Photo by Darla Kinney Scoles
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PARENTING By Becky Kapsalis Radio Commentator Paul Harvey wrote this wish for our kids. “We try so hard to make things better for our kids that we may be making them worse,” he said. He gave this list to his grandchildren in a new effort to make things better. • I’d really like for you to know about handme down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meatloaf sandwiches. I really would. • I hope you learn to make your bed and mow the lawn and wash the car. And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen. • It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep. • I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it’s all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he’s scared, I hope you let him. • When you want to see a movie and your little sister wants to tag along, I hope you’ll
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These things I wish for you – tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness.
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More reasons to proofread GRAMMAR LESSON By Brandie Bohney I got lambasted by some readers a few weeks ago when I wrote a column about the t-shirt I found at an outlet mall. A few readers thought I was being too hard on the company: the shirt was at an outlet, after all (a fact I stated clearly), and they did fix the problem (lazily and transparently), so what was I so worked up about? Touché. My intention was to point out that when you make a mistake, it’s better to correct it completely than try to cover it up. If you discover the issue after the printing is done, however, there isn’t much you can do. Take for example the volunteer shirts printed for the 2009 Hood to Coast Relay Race. The 3,500+ volunteers for the 197-mile race got the shirt you see in the photo. It seems that most of the volunteers were amused with the “offical” error. Hood to Coast President Robert Foote noted that the mistake was “pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.” And he’s partly correct. A race the size and scope of Hood to Coast, with 12,000+ runners coming from across the country and around the globe to run 24-hours a day from Mount Hood to Seaside Oregon, is a logistics nightmare. A typo on a t-shirt hardly
seems worth getting worked up about. What is worth getting worked up about, though, is how the shirt blunder wasn’t noticed until it was given to volunteers. It doesn’t speak very well of the Hood to Coast brand or the sponsors of the race to have such a glaring error on the chests of so many volunteers. So the graphic designer didn’t notice it. Didn’t anyone else look at it before they printed more than 3,500 of them? Honestly? It just goes to show: it pays to proofread. Brandie Bohney is a grammar enthusiast and former English teacher. If you have a grammarrelated question, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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First Notes of the new Palladium By Margaret Sutherlin Current in Westfield The sounds of construction were replaced with footsteps of an eager audience, and the glossy marble floors, gleaming railings and untouched seats were unwrapped from their plastic coverings, like an early holiday present last week as the much anticipated first musical notes rang out in the Palladium. Together, Artistic Director Michael Feinstein on the piano and Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard on the French horn took to the stage to perform in the First Notes concert, selecting Indianaborn composer Hoagy Carmichael’s “Stardust” as the appropriate first song for the space. Brainard played the French horn in high school and college, and was clearly pleased to be able to share the moment. “Well that sounded fabulous,” said Feinstein afterwards. He said that the space was like one he hadn’t ever seen, in the attention to detail, aesthetics and acoustics. Brainard shared stories from the construction process, but also the long awaited vision for such a lasting space for music. “This building here is the center of our new downtown,” said Brainard. “Why should we have to go to Chicago for a cultural center? It can be done here.” After several years of construction, controversy, and growing anticipation, the over $150 million Palladium is ready to embark on its final
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Artistic Director Michael Feinstein entertains the audience at First Notes with "My Romance" by Rodgers and Hart. Photo by CW Photography
musical journey before Jan. 22, when it is set to open officially to the public. For now, a series of tuning concerts and rehearsals during the next three months will allow acousticians from New York based ARTEC to tune and adjust the glass canopy and other settings in the Palladium, so that any performance can be heard as it is intended. “We really got to work with people with a quality vision and quality leadership,” said Tateo Nakajima of ARTEC. “The scale of their ambition to achieve something extraordinary really was amazing, and we wanted to work with them to help them achieve it.”DocterFlyer_2.ai 1 10/18/10 8:43 As Brainard and Feinstein took to the stage
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the audience jumped up into a standing ovation before any music had even been played. “I couldn’t be prouder for the city of Carmel and the Indianapolis area to have such a place for music and other events,” said Winston Long of Omni Productions, which also helps with local programming on Carmel’s public access television station. “It’s wonderful to see it come to life.” Enthusiasm for the new space for the arts and community was certainly on hand. “Our architect David M. Schwarz said he hoped this space would become the living room of Carmel,” said Brainard. And Wednesday’s crowd seems to agree.
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Ingredients • 1 (16 ounce) package lasagna noodles • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach • 3 cooked, boneless chicken breast halves, diced • 32 ounces Classico Creamy Alfredo Sauce • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese • 2 pints ricotta cheese • Salt and pepper to taste Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Cook spinach according to package directions; drain. 2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken and one jar of alfredo sauce, stir together. In a separate bowl, combine ricotta and drained, cooked spinach, and stir. 3. In a 9 x 13 baking dish, place one layer of lasagna noodles, edges overlapping. Pour chicken and alfredo sauce mixture over noodle layer and spread evenly. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella over chicken mixture.
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Top with another layer of noodles. Spread spinach mixture evenly over noodles. Pour 1/2 of remaining jar of alfredo sauce over spinach mixture, spread evenly. Sprinkle another cup of mozzarella over sauce, lay on the final noodle layer and top with remaining 2 cups of mozzarella and salt and pepper to taste. 4. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until top is brown and bubbly. Nutritional Information Amount per serving: Calories: 542 | Total Fat: 27.8g | Cholesterol: 137mg -www.allrecipes.com
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Why did the Turkey cross the road?
COOKING By Chef Michael Vlasich Can you smell it roasting, bathed in sage and garlic? One of the most recognizable aromas in America’s history happens the fourth Thursday of each November. Americans come in from the brisk outdoors, met with the smell that immediately triggers their Neanderthal senses, increasing the hunger pains by the tenfold. It has been surveyed that the popularity of this smell is only surpassed by that of bacon frying in the pan. Turkeys are indigenous to northern Mexico and the Eastern United States. Recognized by the first settling Europeans as a superior poultry and egg product, they immediately began to domesticate them for use throughout the year. Most do not know but, this was not the primary meat featured in the first Thanksgiving. It was mostly venison and duck. It wasn’t until 22 years later in a story of “The History of Plymouth Plantation” that told of the first feast, which people associated turkey with the holiday. At the time of our forefathers and the infancy of the country turkey had became so popular that Benjamin Franklin lobbied congress to make turkey the American National Bird over the bald eagle but, we all know how that turned out. Fortunate are we that we do not have to scale the mountain cliffs or tree tops to find those birds to cook for the holiday. Thanksgiving has become America’s holiday of stuff your face with pure gluttony as a patriotic duty, for everyone from young to old. If you are not a white meat and stuffing lover you are probably from another planet. The following are some interesting turkey trivia: Why can’t you take a turkey to church? Because it uses fowl language! Did you know that turkeys are known for jumping? Can they jump higher than a 3 story house? No. Houses can’t jump! Which side of a turkey has more feathers? The outside, the inside has none. Why did the turkey join the band? Because he had the drumsticks! Well I hope that wasn’t too
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Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins Wrapped in Bacon Ingredients • 2 each turkey tenderloins • 1 package of stove top stuffing mix • ¼ onion small diced • 1 ½ sticks of celery small diced • 8 slices of thick cut bacon [apple smoked is preferred] Directions 1. The reason we use the bacon is, turkey tenderloins are so lean [lack of fat] they tend dry out and get tough. Without bacon they are not nearly as succulent. 2. Measure the water according to the directions on the stuffing box, add an extra 1/3 cup water and the onion and celery, simmer for 8 minutes. Finish making the stuffing according to the box and let cool. 3. Cut the turkey tenderloins length wise and stuff with the stuffing, then wrap the bacon around it slightly overlapping the pieces to have it help hold all the stuffing in. Roast in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 1 hour [bacon should be thoroughly browned]. 4. Make turkey gravy & mashed potatoes on the side and you have a great Thanksgiving dinner.
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THEATRE White Christmas
The Christmas holidays arrive early at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Road, with Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” continuing through Nov. 21. Based on the favorite Paramount Pictures film, the musical tells the story of two entertaining Army buddies who pay tribute to their former general by putting on a show in his picturesque, but struggling, Vermont inn. Tickets range from $35 to $58. Price includes a buffet, with a fruit and salad bar, unlimited coffee, tea and lemonade. For reservations and show times, call the box office at 317.872.9664 or visit www. beefandboards.com.
Main Street Productions at Westfield Playhouse is bringing a little Redneck to Christmas. "A Good Old Fashioned Country Redneck Christmas" opens for a limited engagement on Thursday, December 2. Show dates are December 2 – 5, and 9 – 12. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. curtain for Sunday matinees. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors. For reservations, call 896-2707. For details, visit www.westfieldplayhouse.org.
A Beef & Boards Christmas 2010
Inspired by the Golden Age of television, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, is taking a fresh approach to its own original holiday extravaganza, "A Beef & Boards Christmas 2010", opening its 18th edition, Nov. 26 and continuing through Dec. 23. The new version is styled after the classic variety shows of Jackie Gleason, Ed Sullivan, Red Skelton, Dinah Shore and Bob Hope. For reservations, call 317.872.9664. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays. For complete show schedule, visit www. beefandboards.com.
Follow the North Star
Conner Prairie’s award-winning “Follow the North Star” program, a dramatic reenactment of the fears and challenges faced by Indiana’s runaway slaves, is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18-20. In the 90-minute program, participants play the parts of runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad as they search for freedom. Cost is $19 per person ($16/member), and reservations are required. Call 317.776.6006 or visit www. connerprairie.org for more information. Conner Prairie is located at 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers.
LIVE MUSIC Mickey’s Irish Pub
The following performances and events will take place this week at Mickey’s Irish Pub, 13644 N. Meridian Street. For more information call 573-9746. Friday – Henry Lee Summer and Friends Saturday – Toy Factory
Mo’s Irish Pub
The following musical acts will be playing live at Mo’s Irish Pub, 13193 Levinson Lane in the Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville. For more information, call (317) 770-9020. Nov. 19 – Loo Abby Nov. 20 – Blonde Sonja Nov. 26 – Forte Nov. 27 – Greta Speaks Dec. 3 – Sour Mash Dec. 4 – Through Being Cool Dec. 10 – Loo Abby Dec. 11 – Cari Ray Band
Noble Coffee and Tea Co.
The following musical acts will be playing at Noble Coffee and Tea Co., 933 Logan St., Noblesville. For more information, call (317) 773-0339. Nov. 26 – Steve Newby.
HOLIDAYS Tree lighting ceremony
The annual Holiday Tree Lighting in downtown Noblesville Nov. 26 will begin at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton County Judicial Center. The event will holiday music, a reading of The Night Before Christmas by Mayor John Ditslear, and the lighting of the downtown lights.
Stoneycreek Farm Country Christmas
Continue a family tradition and take a hayride to the field to choose and cut your own Christmas tree, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. every day, Nov. 21-Dec. 21 at Stoneycreek Farm, 11366 State Road 38 East, Noblesville. Visitors will also find a wide selection of freshly cut trees, fresh wreaths and garland at the greenhouse. Sip hot cider and browse through the gift shop featuring custom-made wreaths and other unique items. Info: 317.773.3344, www. StonycreekFarm.net.
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INTERIORS By Vicky Earley Here’s to autumn! This season is replete with amazing decorating possibilities that fall right outside your front door. Nature is a bountiful provider of some of life’s most beautiful “accessories”. Fall decorating can be as simple as combining elements found in the garden, the backyard, along a wooded path, and treasures from the grocery store or farmer’s market. When combined with prized possessions that are tucked behind cabinet doors or in the china cabinet, these ordinary fruits of the season can take on an air of simple beauty. Whatever gifts of nature are selected for decorating, pumpkins, gourds, apples, pears or acorns, they must be used in abundance. In classic mythology, the traditional fall accessory, the cornucopia, is described as a goat horn containing food and drink in endless supply. An urn or vase can serve as a stylized cornucopia if it is placed on its side while the fruits of the season spill on to the table with a splendid demeanor. One of my favorite autumn accessories is the white pumpkin. There is elegance about this rotund gourd that is typically relegated to the front porch. Imagine a table setting complete with a pumpkin used as a vase teeming with fresh fall flowers or as a candleholder completely
white and gold and they offer an unexpected spark to the decor. Another favorite decorating resource is the humble cornhusk. It is time to take those stringy clumps of husks, tied with old ribbon, off the front door. Use them in a more imaginative way by wrapping the husks around votives or small glass containers, trimming them to the top of the container and securing with raffia. A sprig of fresh flowers is an unexpected surprise as your candles cast a glow that dances with a rich, warm aura. Autumn is the perfect time of the year for double duty decorating. The rich, harvest bounty which decorates the home when the chill in the air is new, easily transcends into a more elegant Thanksgiving home. When it comes to decorating for the season of welcoming family and friends, remember that it is not about spending vast sums on seasonal decorations that will reside and collect dust for the remainder of the year in the attic. Beautiful autumn decorating is about attention to details that make your home feel warm and inviting for family and guests.
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Lycopene is the super antioxidant NUTRITION By Laura Marenco Lycopene, a carotenoid in the same family as beta carotene, is what gives a tomato and several other fruits their deep red color. Because of its peculiar chemical structure, lycopene is currently the most potent carotenoid single oxygen antioxidant known, with an antioxidant power approximately a hundred times greater than Vitamin E. An antioxidant of this type quenches singlet oxygen produced in our body, such as exposure to ultraviolet light that is a primary cause of skin aging. Antioxidants such as lycopene greatly reduce the amount of DNA damage received by our cells, which is why we age over time. Lycopene may reduce the risk of developing diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and male infertility. The Mediterranean diet, which is rich in vegetables like including tomatoes, has been suggested to be responsible for the lower cancer rates in that region. Studies have been conducted to analyze the link to lycopene in prevention of cancer. Different studies have been conducted, showing lycopene to have inhibitory effects for different kinds of cancer cells including breast and endometrial cancer cells, prostrate carcinoma cells, and colon cancer cells.
The link is not entirely clear, but there does appear to be some evidence that those with more regular intake of the antioxidant lycopene have lower incidences of cancer. One study was conducted by Australian and Chinese in southeast China investigating the benefit of foods rich in lycopene and its prevention with prostate cancer in men. After factoring in age, total fat and caloric intake, as well as family history, diet appeared to have an influence on the odds of developing prostate cancer. The risk of prostate cancer declined with increasing consumption of lycopene containing foods. The researchers conclude that “carotenoids in vegetables and fruits may be inversely related to prostate carcinogenesis among Chinese men.” (International Journal of Cancer, March 1, 2005) Try taking in foods such as tomatoes and pink grapefruit to get lycopene in your diet. A whole food based lycopene supplement is also a great way to ensure you get the benefit of this powerful antioxidant. Laura Marenco is a certified personal trainer and nutritional advisor for PointBlank Nutrition. You may e-mail her at laura@pointblanknutrition. com.
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Basics of vitamin B-12 deficiency COMMENTARY By Angela LaSalle Struggling with cold hands and feet, irritation at the corners of your mouth or twitchy eyelids? Have your vitamin B-12 level checked. Vitamin B-12 is essential for nerve conduction, energy production and for making of red blood cells. After the age of 50 it is more common for us to run lower B-12 levels due to decreasing acidity in the stomach. The body needs the acid to cleave B-12 from its food sources so it can be absorbed by the body. The other culprit in decreasing B-12 levels is the common use of antacids and heartburn medications in both the over-the-counter and prescription forms. These lower the stomach acid and inhibit the absorption of B-12, especially when used long term. Another common prescription medication that affects B-12 levels is the diabetes medication Glucophage or Metformin. Any one on these medications should have their B-12 levels checked and be on a supplement if needed. Vegetarians and those with poor nutrition may also be deficient. Signs of B-12 deficiency include: • Anemia with enlarged red blood cells • Neurological symptoms, such as balance issues, numbness in hands, feet or face
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Loss of appetite, nausea Paleness Brittle nails Sore mouth especially at the corners, swollen red tongue • Fatigue • Irritability, depression, concentration issues • Headache • Shortness of breath after exercise • Sleeping problems • Difficulty swallowing • Irregular heartbeat Early in the process, the symptoms may be subtle and easily missed. Those diagnosed with deficiency that do not have medication or diet as a cause should be ruled out for an autoimmune attack on the stomach known as Pernicious Anemia. This can be treated with higher dose oral or injectable B-12. Vitamin B-12 levels can be checked with a simple blood test. Talk with your doctor if you are on medications that may reduce levels, or if you have symptoms. Angela LaSalle, M.D. practices integrative medicine with the Indiana Health Group in Carmel and is board certified in family medicine. For more information, visit, www. angelalasallemd.com.
My personal tips for longevity COMMENTARY By Bob Montgomery The other day Current’s Brian Kelly asked me how I sustained my good health. I’m almost 90 and I hope to keep working for the next 30 years. I replied: “I’m a disabled veteran and the V. A. Hospital takes care of my medical problems. If I have a secret formula for longevity, I don’t know it.” The only thing I avoid in life is going on a diet. Like most people, I struggle with my weight, but I do try to stay with my formula to sustain my good health. Brian asked me to share my formula for good health. I’m not a medical doctor, but these 15 suggestions seem to work for me: 1. You must become your own medical adviser. You may consult with medical and symptomatic doctors, but only you make the decisions. 2. Eat a big breakfast with lots of fruits and veggies for protein. I recommend four ounces of Fusion, a new fruit and vegetable drink, plus five red grapes, which help stop the aging of your cells. 3. Drink lots of clean, clear water, at least 75 ounces per day. 4. Limit dairy foods and products as well as all meats. 5. Keep your liver clean. Most of our health problems begin with a clogged liver. To keep your liver clean, learn how
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to keep your mouth and nose clean. 6. Eat no white flour or white sugar and use no artificial sweeteners. 7. Eat no high fructose corn syrup and eat very little corn. 8. Avoid all soft drinks. Diet sodas are even worse than regular ones. 9. Keep a magnetic blanket over the lower half of your mattress. These new negative blankets can deliver amazing results. Consult www.alexchiu.com. 10. Learn and practice deep breathing. Consult www.naturalcurves.com. 11. Eat more Mexican and Italian foods with hot peppers. 12. Drink a full glass of hot water every morning as soon as you finish brushing your teeth and gums. 13. Intake absolutely no monosodium glutamate. 14. Reduce the candid yeast that is building up in your body. Consult www.lifeforceplan.com. You will live younger, leaner, longer and enjoy doing it. But don’t take my word for it. Try it and you decide if it works for you. Bob Montgomery is an occassional contributor to Current Publishing. You may contact him at info@ currentincarmel.com
DISPATCHES » Free finance talk at library – Stanley Gurka, of Primerica Financial Services, will speak at free financial literacy program at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Noblesville Library. Stanley Gurka will discuss “How Money Works,” including paying yourself first, budgeting, how interest can work for you or against you, how to be sure you have the right kind of insurance, and how to eliminate debt and defer taxes. Registration is requested, but not required. To register, call the library at 317.776.6939 or go online at www.hepl.lib. in.us. » Inner You expands – Responding to client demand, Inner You Pilates recently expanded into a space four times larger than its previous one. At 2,000 square feet, Inner You Pilates’ new studio is one of the largest of its kind in the area. The two-year-old company also bolstered its staff to offer more classes. » Despite improvements, spending to decrease? – Consumer Reports’ various indexes that measure consumers’ financial difficulties have shown improvements for five straight months. Still, the publication’s Next 30-Day Retail Index for November,
which measures consumers' shopping intentions for the next 30 days, is down from one year ago, particularly in the area of personal electronics. This could mean a slow start for the biggest retail season of the year. -Consumer Reports » Retail fraud to rise? – According to a report from the National Retail Federation, return fraud this holiday season is expected to increase by 34 percent, with retailers projected to lose an estimated $3.68 billion to customers' dirty dealings. Last year, the federation estimated that stores would lose $2.74 billion on sketchy returns, and the fraud is projected to cost retailers $13.95 billion in total this year, up from $9.59 billion in 2009. -www.moneycentral.msn.com » PayPal wants you to ditch your wallet – At its second annual developer conference, PayPal announced the release of Mobile Express Checkout, a platform that will allow customers to pay for retail products in stores using only their mobile phones. Utilizing a PayPal platform active across applications on their smartphone, consumers will be able to open the application of a specific retailer and use the integrated PayPal account to make a purchase with just two clicks. -www.forbes.com
How to waste more time and be less productive DOUGH By David Cain It’s hard to stay focused. It’s tough to be productive. And, being accountable is often tough to accept. Being productive is elusive for many. Below are my top three picks for wasting more time and increasing your lack of productivity. Focus on unimportant things. I desperately needed to work at the office last weekend, so I cleaned out the garage. I procrastinate at a graduate level; I arguably might have a Ph.D. in procrastination. I’ve not only perfected it, I teach it to others. We all have a natural tendency to put things off. We shelve the hard stuff and look for the easy, quick wins. And, it’s more human nature than you might think. We try to conserve energy and do so by avoiding the things that require a lot of effort, like thinking, working, exercising, etc. We’re like big computers that hibernate after we boot up. It takes a lot of effort to focus and achieve. Want to be less productive? Procrastination and unimportant tasks is your silver bullet. Welcome interruptions and distractions. Last week I sat down and tried to work for one hour without interruption from phone calls, text messages, emails, or people. I turned off the phone, shut down the email, and started the timer. In one hour, I had six interruptions without the phone
on or my email open. Yikes. That translates safely to six to ten interruptions per hour or 50 to 80 interruptions per day. Each interruption takes an unmistakable toll on productivity. What if each interruption took five minutes? That’s four to seven hours a day of interruptions. Practice your excuses. Excuses can be a disease. Whatever excuses you use, you’d generally accept them from anyone else. If I miss deadlines, generally that means I’d forgive someone else doing the same. If you are a common excuse maker, you’ll often find that you accept excuses from others. Continue that direction and you’re future will be paved with idle hands and slow outcomes. Without excuses, you have to be accountable. Phase out the excuses and you usher in higher productivity. Do you ever wonder how you could fit more in a day? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by what you have to do? Do you ever feel like you keep spinning your wheels? Chances are, some of the answers to greater productivity are right at your fingertips. David Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital media and online marketing company in Carmel. David welcomes your questions or comments at David.Cain@MediaSauce.com.
When it comes to your health, the right choices are crucial for putting life’s goals within reach. Reaching any goal in life begins with the decisions that set you on the right path. Your insurance carrier’s open enrollment period is an opportunity to make sound health care choices for yourself and your family. Community Physicians of Indiana is here to help make it easier. Simply put, we know the right doctors for your life. We stand ready to introduce you to a primary care physician to keep you on track, or refer you to a specialist who will work with you, side by side, to overcome the hurdles along the way. And not just in your network, but in your neighborhood as well. Let us put you in touch with trusted, personal, state-of-the-art health care you can rely on. Because when it comes to your health and the life you want, nothing should hold you back. Learn more or get a physician referral by calling 800-777-7775 or visiting eCommunity.com/CPI.
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MONEY MATTERS How often do you buy items at garage sales? I just moved here, but I do go to garage sales every now and then. Shelly Cull Westfield
Yes. The best thing I ever got at a garage sale was a pop-up tent that I sold for 20 times the price I bought it for. Jacob Redwine Westfield
Yes. My wife shops them more than I do. She gets deals on tools for me and find other stuff for herself. Rob Abraham Westfield
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The Fashion Mall at Keystone has a new high quality children’s clothing store. Pampolina opened in late September as the first of its kind in the United States. Pampolina is full of unique clothing and various collections of trendy, colorful children’s wear. Their specialty clothing is comprised hip, detailed pieces and accessories to give any kid a cool look, and keep the adults on budget. This German brand creates a special, glittery, glam style for children of all ages. Pampolina and their employees focus on creating a memorable experience for their shoppers. They feature television entertainment for children waiting as parents, grandparents, and siblings peruse the racks of clothing. Employees at Pampolina are always ready to assist customers mix and match looks and outfits for boys and girls alike. Owner of Pampolina states that their best seller this year would surely be their tall lace up zipper shoes with insulation. These glitzy, floral, embellished shoes come in five different colors and could double as boots for the cold winter. With every purchase, Pampolina offers miniature plastic hippos as a token signature freebee. 8702 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240 Phone: (317) 575-1990 | Website: www.pampolina.com
Throwing God's weight around self, of Jesus the Son of God denouncing me. SPIRITUALITY “Woe to Bob.” Yikes. By Bob Walters That weight, the weight of God, is more than “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” we can imagine. Jesus Christ on the Cross is (Matthew 11:30) what makes that weight bearable. That is Jesus talking to the Galileans about And you know, God throws His weight resting their souls in Him. Jesus isn’t saying around. God’s weight, in fact, is an almost per“take Me lightly.” Jesus is saying that since God fect way to describe God’s Glory. When God the Father Almighty and Creator of All Things has committed all things to Him (11:27) – think appears, his weight makes the earth quake. We see it over and over in the Bible. about it – the smartest play is to take Jesus very, Life being the surprising banquet it is, I very seriously. found myself in Dallas on a recent Sunday Jesus is saying, to the weak, the weary, the morning sitting with my elder son Eric in beat down, the sinners, that He is the answer Northway Village Church, listening to Matt to all questions, provides the strength to face Chandler preach an engaging, convicting, all problems, and shows us with humility and 50-minute-that-seemed-like-20-minute sermon gentleness that our faith is safe with Him. about God’s glory, weight, and reality. Thankfully, most of us enjoy an occasional Have we learned yet that God doesn’t flex His earthly success when we feel upbeat instead of muscles for us, but for His own glory? Have we beat down. Jesus is telling us that in Him, our learned that the purpose, point and power of own joy can be a permanent condition, not an our own existence are to seek and understand occasional symptom. the reality, weight and glory of God? This good news follows some really bad news Only in Jesus Christ can we know it, bear it, in verse 20 when Jesus denounces the cities that and hopefully reflect it.s heard Him teach but did not repent. “Woe to e • uitOC ion them,” He says. ac awsBobEWalters t R There was a long period when I was not se• • L y • E mina (www.believerbob. ts rlwcom@ A blogspot.com, ri cre email cure in my faith in Jesus Christ, but there was AD VII anc caol.com) A to pray for you • e is Se urges DEh ts e • never a time as a church slacker, agnostic orer Titl egn • D eChandler, A his family and 10,000 • g t the d d r i e sso weekly nthatsI • • P ac ra e LA R “Village” pe attendees. e whatever (don’t know if you can relate) or M m l g T i e ce • R • • G a–gwith • Fcancer. es ar iv n is battling -cotsbrain would have wanted to bear the Aweight W ran DA uits Ch • CMatt agce • ace L o c • W n N ra • e A s the certainty of having• heard FM oitnfrom an • R evJesus•Him-w OC io •
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REMODELING By Larry Greene ORIGINAL KITCHEN: This home on the west side of Carmel was built in 2002 in Kingsborough subdivision which is a relatively new neighborhood. The homeowner wanted to remodel the kitchen on a budget by avoiding the cost of completely replacing all the cabinetry. DESIGN ON A BUDGET: The homeowner was facing multiple home improvement priorities so the design focused on creating maximum impact at a minimal cost. This was accomplished by using careful design and focusing on several small details that in combination gave the kitchen a dramatic new look. COSMETIC UPGRADES: The new design centered on making minor modifications to the existing white thermofoil cabinets. After the modifications were made, the new wood trim was painted to blend into the existing cabinets. The cosmetic upgrades included the following changes: • Range Hood: The existing range included a recirculating microwave without venting to the exterior. The existing cabinet above the range was modified to allow for a new ventilation riser, ducting to the exterior and a new vent hood. • Island: The existing island was at a diagonal. This island was relocated to be parallel to the sink & new base moldings and beadboard were applied. • Double Ovens: The existing cabinet opening was modified to fit the new GE Profile stainless double ovens.
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• Desk Modifications: The existing desk was raised up and the knee space filled in with new matching base cabinets. • Refrig Area ModificaBefore tions The upper cabinet was pulled forward & a new refrig panel and fillers were added to accommodate the new counter depth refrig to give a more built-in look. • Pantry Area Modifications: The existing pantry closet was completely removed and two new 96” high matching pantry cabinets were installed including five new roll-out trays. • Microwave Cabinet modifications: The microwave was moved from over the range to the island. This required modifying the island cabinet to create room for a new microwave drawer by Sharp. • Cabinet Moldings: Finally, the existing crown molding was replaced with new taller crown molding and new light rail cabinet moldings.
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The most legendary of sandwiches HUMOR By Mike Redmond Food has become our default topic of conversation with my friends. While we’re yammering away about “Foods We Used to Love”, someone mentions an old favorite that gets a rare unanimous vote of enthusiastic assent. I am speaking, of course, of, the legendary Fried Bologna Sandwich. Among people of a certain age (mine) in a certain part of the country (this one), the fried bologna sandwich ranks as one of the top three sandwiches at all time, along with the bacon, lettuce and tomato and the peanut butter and dill pickle. OK, that last one is still open to some debate. Anyway, the mere mention of a fried bologna sandwich will cause eyes to close in bliss as faces stretch into broad smiles of fond remembrance – Mom standing at the stove, turning the slices with a granny fork and then placing them, perfectly browned, onto a bed of soft white sandwich bread. This is where we diverge. Some like our fried bologna served with a generous lashing of mayonnaise. Some prefer mustard. And some are purists like me, needing only the meat (ok, meat product) and bread to make their meal. Now, what’s funny about this conversation is that while we all love fried bologna sandwiches, none of us are eating them. They are consigned
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Pyramid scheme ride, but it took 10 of those minutes for the HUMOR guy to hoist me up onto the camel and eight By Dick Wolfsie minutes to lower me down. Your ride time It took us 24 hours to get to Egypt. It took may vary. us 24 hours to get home. This is the worst Remembering anything on vacations has part of any trip. I prefer the way Captain Kirk always been a problem for me. Mary Ellen will and Captain Picard bounced around the solar show me photos of us standing in front of the system. Eiffel Tower and I have no real recollection Once we arrived in Cairo, we spent an of ever being in Paris. Did I enjoy our trip to exhausting day looking at the pyramids. EvRome several years ago? I have no idea. I’ll eryone wanted to know how they were built. Sam, our Egyptologist and guide, said nobody have to ask my wife. When we got back from Egypt, I called as many people as I could, really knew. Then we asked him how they while everything was fresh in my mind. “Bob, made mummies. Sam said that had been a it’s Dick. We just walked in the house. Let me secret for ages. I inquired how Tutankhamun tell you about our trip.” died. Sam said this was also unknown. I asked “Can you call me tomorrow? It’s three in him how I could become a guide because this the morning.” seemed like the kind of job I’d be really good “No, I can’t, because I’m going to forget a at. lot of stuff by then.” I was a little annoyed at myself that first The bottom line is that we had a great time. day for being a complainer. We had traipsed I know it’s hard to believe that, based on this around the Sphinx and the pyramids for less column. But we really did. At least that’s what than an hour and I started carping about how my wife told me. hot and it arid was. What a wuss I am. Forty minutes in the desert and I’m whining. Moses? Forty years: Not a kvetch. At our age, my wife and I were careful Dick Wolfsie is an author, columnist, and speaker. Contact about over-exertion. I think running to the him at email@example.com. bathroom in Cairo was the most aerobic thing we did. I ventured out on a 20-minute camel 10163 INFINITI Carmel Current_F_11_15 11/11/10 3:07 PM Page 1
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DISPATCHES » Tigers nearing extinction – A recent study found that more than 1,000 tigers were killed by poachers in the last decade, and with only about 3,200 left in the wild, the species is nearing extinction. The poachers, the report said, sell the animals both dead and alive for their fur and skeletons. Habitat loss is also contributing to the population decrease. -www.msnbc.com » Cat grooming made easier – The sturdy, easy-to-use Zoom Groom by Kong pulls off a near-impossible trick: making cats feel like a vigorous brushing is a spa treatment! The brush features soft, rubber bristles that massage your feline during grooming, ensuring that you'll tire out before your cat will. And with a retail price of under $6 at some online outlets, the Zoom Groom is an affordable winner. -www.pawnation.com » Pets becoming increasingly overweight – As human waistlines have ballooned, so has pets' girth: A 2009 national survey of veterinarians by the Association for the Prevention of Pet Obesity found that 45 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats were overweight or obese. Those numbers revealed a 2 percent increase in dog weight problems from the year before, and a 5 percent increase for cats.
For the stair impaired CANINES By John Mikesell What should you do when your dog won’t go up or down stairs. 1. Get a veterinary/chiropractic check-up. If your dog is hurting or otherwise physically challenged, it may be too painful or difficult for him to negotiate stairs. A chiropractic adjustment and/ or pain medication may have him scampering up and down in no time. 2. Carry him. Some small dogs (like Pomeranians or yorkies) just aren’t big enough to handle a full flight of stairs. If you have a small dog that does not like to be carried, you can teach him to into a carrier, and tote the carrier up and down the stairs. 3. Provide and alternative. In some cases a ramp can be added to the stairs. This is also an option for aging dogs that might have difficulty with stairs. If your geriatric guy is having trouble and a ramp is not an option, you can use a towel as a sling under his abdomen to assist his back end up the stairs. 4. Shape it. Your dog may simply be afraid to go up and down stairs, and the more you pressure him to do it, the scarier it feels to him. Shaping allows the dog to make his own decisions and reinforces him for tiny pieces of stair behavior so he gains confidence. Just start at one end of the stairway, top or bottom, wherever he’s more comfortable and click (or use
Pets of the week Bella Bee is a one-year-old female tan and white American Pit Bull Terrier mix. Bella Bee is a very outgoing and energetic girl who loves to share kisses with everyone she meets. She is a smart girl who does get excited and tends to jump up on people, but she would excel in obedience school where she can learn that is not a good behavior. She loves toys and long walks so an active family would be best for her.
a verbal marker) and give him a treat for any small movement toward the stairs. No coaxing, no luring, just let him make all the decisions and all the moves. 5. Back chain it. This is another solution for tiny to medium dogs, not practical for large dogs, but it can work like a charm with smaller ones. Instead of starting at the bottom step and working your way up (or vice- versa), carry your dog up the stairs and set him down one step from the top. He sees safety just on step up and makes the attempt- one step is manageable for him, even if he’s afraid of stairs- and goes for the top. He made it! Feed him yummy treats too, as an added reinforcement for his superb effort. Repeat that process just one step at a time until he does that happily and easily then add steps.
Jamie is an 11-year-old female gray DSH. Jamie is a gentle and quiet girl who has been depressed since arriving at the shelter after her owner passed away. However, she craves attention and she would certainly begin feeling better in a home environment. Jamie is spayed and her front claws have been removed. She would even benefit from a foster home to help her lose weight while recovering from a UTI (urinary tract infection). She is a sweet girl and would love a family to call her own again. For more information on these and other animals at the Humane Society, call 317-773-4974 or go to www.hamiltonhumane.com
John Mikesell, owner of Izzy’s Place, A dog Bakery in Carmel, can be reached at email@example.com.
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Across 1. Corduroy feature 5. Kind of list 9. Tartan 14. Indianapolis Zoo primates 15. Lab gel 16. Zionsville HS athlete 17. Feathery scarves 18. Carmel HS color 19. Cold Stone Creamery utensil 20. Moorehead of “Bewitched” 22. Online tomes 24. “Get it?” 25. Rocky peak 27. “Ta-ta!” (2 wds.) 31. Kind of tea at Starbucks 33. Start of an Assembly Hall cheer: Gimme ___! (2 wds.) 35. Sansui Sushi Bar fish 36. Light up 38. Edit a Current article 40. Puzzle theme, and hint to 16-, 18-, 64- and 67-Across, and 1- and 50-Down (2 wds.) 43. Foreigner 44. Morsel 45. Patachou sandwich, for short 46. Charged particle 47. A glacier, basically (2 wds.) 51. Classify 54. Indy’s winter hrs.
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