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Zionsville residents will soon have a little more warning when a tornado could be in the area. PUBLIC SAFETY The Zionsville Town Council on Feb. 5 approved using $95,000 to install five new tornado warning sirens throughout town. The exact locations haven’t been determined, but the general areas will be at US 421 and Templin Road, VanGorder the 9200 block of E SR 32, CR 400 S and CR 800 E, CR 500 S near CR 800 E, and Oak Street and Cooper Road. Three of the sirens in newly developed areas will be covered by the emergency warning siren fund, which receives revenue from developer fees for that purpose. The other two sirens — at approximately 9200 block of E SR 32 and Oak Street and Cooper Road — will be funded with $36,200 through the town’s fire equipment replacement fund. They will be placed in areas that did not previously have adequate coverage, according to Zionsville Fire Dept. Chief James VanGorder. “The fire department took over responsibility for the severe weather siren program two

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The Zionsville Plan Commission is expected to discuss several proposed developments at its Feb. 19 DEVELOPMENT meeting, but a plan to convert the former Wolf Run Golf Course into a neighborhood will likely not be one of them. Jim Shinaver, an attorney representing developer Stan Burton, sent a letter to the Zionsville planning department Feb. 2 asking for a 60-day continuance to allow time to refine the plan. The letter states that since the Jan. 16 plan commission meeting, developers have had discussions with Hamilton Southeastern Utilities about a possible lift station and other sewer infrastructure needs and the Boone County Surveyors Office about drainage. It also states that developers are determining if they can eliminate a proposed entrance off of CR 900 E and are reviewing the proposed lot count, among other issues. The plan as presented in January included

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349 homes ranging in size and style on 223 acres. Nearby residents packed the December 2017 and January ZPC meetings primarily to remonstrate against the proposal, although some neighbors expressed support. Developers are requesting a rezoning of the land from R-1 residential to a planned unit development. If the ZPC approves the 60-day continuance, the project would be discussed at a meeting set for 7 p.m. April 16. Also on the February agenda are proposals for a new memory care facility and commercial and residential structure. Grand Brook of Zionsville Memory Care is proposed on 3.68 acres at 11870 Sandy Dr. It includes 36 beds in a 35,000-square-foot building designed by Studio M Architecture and developed by Ellipsis Real Estate. A two-story building with retail on the ground floor and residential on the second level is proposed at 7621 W. Stonegate Dr. The building is proposed to be 3,304 square feet. The next ZPC meeting is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 20.

important safety program was covering the entire town of Zionsville.” The new sirens are expected to be installed within six months.

DISPATCHES Poetry judges selected, deadline extended – The Zionsville Cultural District has announced that Barry Harris, Jenny Kalahar and Donna Monday will serve as judges for the second annual Step-on-Us Sidewalk Poetry Contest. Winning poems will be stamped into a Village sidewalk. Entry is $5 for youth and $10 for adults, due Feb. 28. For more, visit State of the Community – The 2018 Boone County State of the Community event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 7 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Cost to attend is $15 per person and includes breakfast. To register, visit Girls Go CyberStart – Gov. Eric Holcomb is inviting female high school students to explore their interest in computer science and technology by joining the Girls Go CyberStart program, an online series of challenges that allow students to solve cybersecurity-related puzzles and explore relevant topics, such as cryptography and digital forensics. Register online at until Feb. 16.


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“They all seemed really welcoming and a group of people I was really looking forward to working with. The first thing is for For Sarah Moore, the Hussey-Mayfield me to get to know the community, get out Memorial Public Library position seemed to and be involved in things and get be an excellent fit. to know different people in differNEW HIRE Moore will begin ent organizations,” she said. “One her position as the thing I’m considering looking into library’s executive director Feb. that was in their strategic plan was 19. She replaces Kelly Fann, who Wi-Fi hot spot lending (devices you stepped down in September to focan check out). I think that would cus on a family health issue. Moore, be a great service for the area, who has more than 15 years of liMoore and it’s been very popular at other brary experience, was unanimously D D libraries.” selected by the Library Board of Trustees L L Moore has spent 7 1/2 years as director of during a special meeting Jan. 23. SO SO the Richwood-North Union Public Library in “The Zionsville area looks very attracKNOWS ZIONSVILLE! Richwood, Ohio, where she focused on fostive to me,” said Moore, who plans to live in Zionsville. “I looked around on the Zionsville tering significant community relationships. “She has a demonstrated record of website and on the library website and it leadership and strategic vision,” Husseylooked like a thriving community with good Mayfield Library Board President Sandy access to outdoor space and also a city Sifferlen said. nearby. I liked the look of the town and the After earning her undergraduate degree library seemed like it had a lot going on. It at Ohio State, Moore, from Wheelersburg, seemed like somewhere I would fit in very c: 317.432.5285 Ohio, earned her master’s degree in library c: 317.432.5285 well. It’s also a challenge for me. It’s a step science at Indiana University. up (size-wise) from what I’ve been doing, o: 317.344.2771 o: 317.344.2771 Community Features “It seems to have a lot of community and I’m interested in that opportunity.” c: 317.432.5285 o: 317.344.2771 support, that’s something I’m really looking Another factor was her interaction with forward to,” Moore said of Hussey-Mayfield. the staff.






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Bench press rematch Feb. 17 By Desiree Williams Four years after the first contest, Frank Leonard is ready for his bench-press rematch with former FUNDRAISER Zionsville Community High School football captain Hayden Clark. Leonard, a sales executive at Innovative Integration and father of a ZCHS junior, created the contest to fundraise for the high school’s mission trip to Haiti in March. “A lot of times these kids have to pay out-of-pocket to go on these trips, and I’m just trying to figure out ways to help them keep their expenses down,” he said. Leonard and Clark will participate in a “lift-off” at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at LA Fitness in Carmel. They will bench press 185 pounds. Supporters can make a pledge per lift for whoever they want to sponsor. Checks can be made out to “I’m IN” and sent to 8990 E. 575 S. Zionsville, IN 46077. The mission trip is organized by I’m IN, a nonprofit focused on leadership and character development. Leonard’s daughters, Clare and Colleen, previously participated in the mission trip, and his daughter, Annie, will travel to Haiti for the second time this year. Plans for the trip include building an addition to the playground on the Nehe-

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Drew Cortopassi celebrates being crowned 2018 Mr. Zionsville. Senior boys at Zionsville Community High School competed Jan. 25 for the title of Mr. Zionsville, with Cortopassi earning the night’s highest honor. Other awards went to Ritik Mishra (Mr. Talent), Hank Waller (Mr. Spirit) and Joe Kerr (People’s Choice). Contestants were judged on skill, spirit and personality. Proceeds from the show will support the junior/senior prom. (Submitted photo)

Zionsville Community High School teacher Steve White receives an award from Genevieve Harreld, Emily Maguire and Grace Callahan for his help with the program. (Photo by Dawn Pearson)

Stage manager Ashley Winslow, stagehand Amy Birge and technical director Seth Shuter worked behind the scenes to make the Mr. Zionsville event a success. (Photo by Dawn Pearson)

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Chili supper – Salem United Methodist Church, 6701 S. 775 E., Zionsville, will host its annual chili supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17. Cost is $6 and includes all-youcan-eat chili, sides, desserts and drinks. Kids younger than age 3 eat free. For a ride or meal delivery, call 317-873-4015 to prearrange.

Amateur radio class – The Central Indiana Amateur Radio Association will host a free one-day class followed by testing for a federal amateur radio license from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, 13500 N. Meridian St. The class will be a review of material found in the Ham Radio License Manual. For more, call 317-224-9433.

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“For You Are A Kenyan Child.” “It describes a child who lives in Kenya and it goes through his day,” Mbath said. Kenyan culture will come alive for kids “The book has Swahili words that I can at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public teach them. There are also items Library Feb. 20 when LIBRARY a teacher who spent that pop up in the book that I physically have that I used while I five years overseas was there. It allows the kids to feel, shares what she learned through touch and see exactly what they’re the experience. seeing in the book.” Stephanie Mbath of Noblesville Children will be able to make a taught fourth grade at the West traditional Masai craft. Nairobi School as a teacher with Mbath “There is a tribe in Kenya called Wycliffe Bible Translators. She said the Masai tribe,” Mbath said. “The craft she had always wanted to teach and live will be a necklace that they wear. I have overseas. real ones from Kenya to show the kids. “At the time, the school system here They’re made out of beads, but we’ll do a was very saturated with teachers, and it kid version.” was very difficult to get a job,” Mbath said. “I had three invitations (to teach abroad). KENYAN CULTURAL EXPERIENCE One was the Philippines, one was Thailand and one was a school in Kenya. When I When: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 was little I always thought it would be fun Where: Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public to go to Africa. So, when I was actually Library, 250 N. Fifth St., Zionsville approached with the idea of those three, Cost: Free Kenya just jumped out at me.” More info: Register at ZionsvilleLibrary. Mbath will share cultural items from her org time in Kenya and present a book called

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Mother-daughter duo helps brides dress for the big day By Renne Larr • Zionsville residents Young and Anne-Marie Colling want to help make fairy tale wedding dreams come true. The mother-daughter partners work to COVER STORY make that happen at their boutique, Marie Gabriel Couture in Indianapolis. Young, who was born and raised in South Korea, has worked in the bridal industry for more than 15 years. “I was involved in the manufacturing world in Hong Kong until 1997,” she said. “Then I moved to the U.S. and we moved to Indiana. That is where I got involved with Macy’s and Brides by Demetrio’s Bridal. Simply put, I had the opportunity to get involved in the bridal industry when I moved here and I had a fascination.” Young opened her store in 2011 after sensing a need for a different kind of bridal store. “There aren’t really any other stores that can boast as many collections and designers as we do all housed under one bridal boutique,” Anne-Marie said. “We’re very lucky to have that, and it’s because of my mom’s reputation in the industry. It’s amazing what we have in the store that wasn’t previously available unless you went to New York or Chicago.” The Collings travel the U.S. and abroad to find the best designers for a unique selection of dresses. “Because of my background and connections globally, I have brought a lot of designers here to Zionsville,” Young said. “I travel and buy from some designers who aren’t sold anywhere else in the country. We have different, unique styles that everyone else isn’t wearing. We want to go above beyond normal expectations for a bridal store.” Michelle Sweeney, a Zionsville Community High School graduate who got married in the fall of 2017, said using Mariel Gabriel Couture to find her wedding dress was the “easiest decision of the entire process.” “The team at Marie Gabriel Couture put a lot of thought into the experience of their brides, and it shows. They made my family feel like part of the process, including my dad, and found the perfect dress in the price range we wanted to spend,” Sweeney said. “Their attention to detail throughout the process made me very comfortable. Young even helped me adjust my veil so I could keep it on the entire day. Putting that dress on was such a special part of my wedding day.” Customers won’t find bridesmaid dresses at the store. It focuses only on the bride.

Anne-Marie and Young Colling look through a book at Marie Gabriel Couture. (Photo by Lisa Price)

“The stylists that brides work with are true, genuine bridal stylists,” Anne-Marie said. “They talk with the bride to find that best dress for your body, for your venue, for your setting, for your personality, everything. That’s what the stylist does, knowing you’re making this big decision and choosing this dress that is a big part of that big day. You’re in good hands. There is a level of trust and under-

LEARN MORE ABOUT MARIE GABRIEL COUTURE • Number of sylists: Six • Number of collections: 30-plus • Number of unique wedding dresses: 500-plus • Dress price range: $1,100-$9,000 • Anne-Marie’s favorite designers: Monique Lhuillier & Amsale • Favorite accessory: Veil. The finishing touch • Young’s favorite designer: Impossible to choose. Love them all for different brides • Favorite accessory: Same as Anne-Marie, a veil. Can’t imagine a dress without one.

standing that you’ll be taken care of by the person who is there in the store.” The store sells everything needed for a bride to complete her wedding-day look. “We have accessories, jewelry, headpieces and, of course, veils to complete the look. We love veils and think every bride should wear one,” Anne-Marie said. It’s important to both women that their stylists are well trained for their role in a bride’s wedding gown choice. “First of all, we like to work with people who love what they do passionately,” Young said. “Integrity is really important to us. All of our staff is trained for three to six months before ever meeting with a bride. They’re very well-trained. We take it very seriously.” The store celebrated its five-year anniversary in January. “Wedding dresses are a really big deal. It’s a once-in-alifetime thing,” Anne-Marie said. “We’re so lucky to have so many brides from Zionsville buy from us. We know you’re making this big decision and choosing this dress that is a big part of that big day. You’re in good hands.” For more, visit

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O B S E R V AT I O N Emulate the good

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Commentary by Terry Anker None of us is indispensable. Sure, we may contribute. We might even add value in a way that is uniquely our own. But, is it fair to imagine that we fill a role so incontrovertibly without compare that no other human (or machine) might be able to take our place? They would never be us – we are all precious individuals, no doubt; yet, could they fill our shoes differently? Still, once in a while, there is a singular person who challenges this certainty. Hamilton County Superior Court Judge Steve Nation may be such a human. Even though he has served with distinction for 24 years, acting as a leader to his peers throughout our state, this does not comment on his professional accomplishment and distinction. Instead, it notes that Judge Nation takes a far broader view of community. From the bench of authority, he dispensed justice under the law. Still, as he shed the black robes of the jurist, he picked up the work of preventing the conditions that kept him fully employed in his day job. He lent his considerable experience to the intractable problems of domestic violence, senior abuse, veterans’ reintegration, traffic safety, homelessness, education and juvenile justice. As much as he educates those at his side on these scads of nonprofit boards and commissions about the rules and peccadillos of law, he learns from those on the frontline about the root of criminal activity and the impact on its victims. Although none of us is truly without replacement, some of us are worthy of emulation. Others are likely to step up, each in their own way, and we are lucky to have them. If we don’t see them, then be them. Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may email him at

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What not to do with your Mac Commentary by Ward Degler Here’s a little tech talk for Mac users. PC folks, you can skip this column and go directly to Dick Wolfsie’s PLAIN TALK words of wonder and whimsy. Or you can stick around and congratulate yourselves for not having a Mac. For Mac users: Beware the High Sierra operating system. There is nothing wrong with this latest, greatest OS as long as your Mac has a solid state hard drive. With solid state, High Sierra is lightning-fast and the best thing to come along since floppy drives. With the standard hard drive, however — the kind that whirls and spins — the new operating system is a one-way ticket to disaster. The reason is High Sierra does its job in microseconds, action that overwhelms a spinning drive because it can’t move fast enough to process the data the operating system is feeding it. I learned this the hard, expensive way. My Mac had gotten sluggish, and I figured it was a good time to have the old hard drive wiped clean and start fresh. And while we’re at it, upgrade the operating system. After all, I’d gone through previous upgrades with laudable results. What

could possibly go wrong? What went wrong was within days my computer wouldn’t boot up. It would try, but after grinding away and getting nowhere for an hour or more, I figured something was amiss. The kindly man at the repair shop asked me if I read the fine print before loading High Sierra on my Mac. Of course not. Why would I do that? Nobody reads fine print. It’s just there to please the government, isn’t it? You know, warnings that misuse may cause drowsiness, headaches and loss of appetite. So, my Mac is now at the repair shop where all the stuff on my hard drive is being removed, a lower level operating system reinstalled, and all my stuff put back on the drive. Lesson learned. So, from now on I will stick with the old tried and true on my Mac and keep High Sierra as an object of awe and wonder for the next time I visit Yosemite National Park. Ward Degler lives in Zionsville with his wife. He is author of “The Dark Ages of My Youth ... and Times More Recent.” Contact him at

I was stalking Facebook the other day and came across a friend’s photograph showing her newborn twins HUMOR and two older children sprawled on the carpet. Her post read, “I just went to the grocery with all four by myself!” And I thought, “You go, girl!” It took me back to my own early days of parenting when successful momming meant I got everyone out of the house at least once and returned home with the same number of children with which I left. Inevitably, though, and usually when I was in Meijer, some old, stranger lady would approach and say, “These are the best days of your life, honey. Enjoy them!” My internal response? “Are you kidding me, lady? Please, God, tell me you are kidding!” Those days were long, hard and often horribly lonely. The burden of keeping little ones alive and occupied for 12 to 15 hours was enormous, and when blessed naptime was disrupted, I would nearly lose my mind, or what was left of it after playing Thomas Train for the entire morning. I longed for adult interaction, workplace stimulation, and by five p.m., a goblet of Pinot. I literally could not wait for the moment when I could ship my angels off to school and return to normal, sane adulthood. The moral of my stumble down Memory Lane is twofold. For new parents struggling with infants/toddlers/preschoolers, hang tough. The silver lining is around the corner (or wherever your elementary school is!). Second, if you see a mom in dairy with a rug-rat-laden cart and simply must speak, offer words of condolences or assistance. Or a bottle of Scotch. Peace out. Danielle Wilson is a contributing columnist. You may email her at danielle@

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Mary Ellen was frantic. We were expecting a special guest, and I had never seen her so meticulous about tidyHUMOR ing the house — not counting, of course, the days before Nettie, our housekeeper, comes. Nettie had been here to clean two days earlier, and when she heard that our important visitor wasn’t due for almost 72 hours, she asked Mary Ellen: “Is Dick going to a hotel for three days?” The two of them had a good time trading stories about my messiness. “How does he get so much toothpaste on his bathroom mirror?” Nettie asked. “Or potato chips under his pillow?” asked Mary Ellen, doubled over in pain, laughing. For three days, I was not allowed to cook anything or walk in the house with my shoes on. And I still had no idea who was coming. “I need to decide what kind of songs to play while Brad is here,” Mary Ellen commented. Then she commanded our Amazon Echo: “Alexa, play music to make the house look expensive.” Aha! So it was Brad, our real estate agent. He was coming to assess the value

of our home. “Now, when Brad arrives, do not refer to downstairs as the basement or cellar. Please call it our lower level,” Mary Ellen instructed. “And we need an electrician. We have to push the switch down to turn the hall lights on. Who would want to live in a house like that?” Mary Ellen asked me to remove some of the awards from my office walls. “But I’m pretty proud of those honors.” “OK, you can keep a few up, but the one that says, ‘Class Clown, Class of ’65,’ needs to go.” As Brad finished viewing our rooms, he peered out the bay window into our backyard, where an entire family of deer appeared. He snapped a picture, knowing this would be a great selling point for wildlife lovers. Could my wife possibly have arranged such an idyllic scene? I knew she was good, but who knew she was that good?

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New network provides support

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A relatively new organization in Boone County is making strides to connect those impacted by addiction ADDICTION with the resources they need. Youth & Family Health Network was founded in 2016 with a goal to provide county residents with evidence-based education, treatment resources and support in dealing with addictions. The organization offers support for those battling addiction through its website. Individuals are linked with a trained professional or provided resources to find a support group or treatment program. A grant YFHN received from Drug-Free Boone County provides those in need access to a certified recovery coach. Additional access to trained professionals is available through a partnership with Integrative Wellness, a nonprofit mental health services organization. YFHN will soon open a recovery home for women transitioning out of treatment or addictions-related incarceration. It will be the first of its kind in Boone County and is anticipated to house up to 10 women. To stay on top of the most recent data regarding drug use, YFHN officials announced a collaboration with “(It’s) so we can be proactive with what’s needed in the county, based on statistics that are real, not two years old,” said Michelle Standeford, the organization’s

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founder and board chair. Standeford was recently recognized by Mental Health America of Indiana as the outstanding Consumer Advocate for founding YFHN and bringing awareness to Boone County. This year, YFHN will bring more speakers and educational events to county residents and plans to work with schools and bring resources to employers. Reducing the stigma of addiction and mental health also is a priority. “We’re gaining some ground, but we still have a long way to go,” said Kristen Kelley, board vice president. “I feel like we’re able to bring some of the main stakeholders and collaborators together to address these issues in a way so everyone’s not so siloed.” For more, visit

DISPATCHES Diabetes workshop – The Zionsville Lions Club will host a community informational meeting on diabetes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Zionsville Lions Clubhouse, 115 S. Elm St. The meeting will address what diabetes and prediabetes are, causes and risk factors of diabetes, and what steps to take if you have diabetes or prediabetes, among other key points. To learn more, call 317-873-5540.

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after Marsh closed. “They were self-starters,” Phillips said. “They thought out of the box.” Phillips said the biggest logistical change of the evening, eliminating a silent auction fundraiser in lieu of a raffle, was a positive move. “That allowed people to do what they really want to do, which is network,” she said. Other award recipients were: • Dahlia Excellence in Service Award – Zionsville Fire Dept. Chief James VanGorder • Community Service Award – Kassie Frazier of Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center • Emerging Professional of the Year – Tyler Benson of WestPoint Financial Group • zWORKS Startup of the Year – 120WaterAudit


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Before a packed crowd of 250, five local people and two businesses were recognized for contributions ACHIEVEMENT to the community during the recent Zionsville Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet. The Town Crier Award, recognizing an individual who contributes time and effort to the betterment of the community, was presented to Lesley Jane Hunt. “The committee said this is a no-brainer,” said Tracy Phillips, executive director for the chamer. Phillips said the unofficial description of a Town Crier is “a cheerleader for Zionsville.” Hunt, owner of Lesley Jane, has led Christmas in the Village for several years, helped organize the Brick Street Market and is on the board of the Zionsville Education Foundation. Last year, Hunt helped recognize previous Town Crier recipients to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the award. Hunt said she is humbled to be included in that group. “I got to hear all their stories,” she said. “They’re people who really accomplished quite a bit.” Shari Jenkins was named the Business Person of the Year for taking care of her employees when her restaurant, Noah Grants, was forced to close for several months after a fire. Akard True Value Hardware was named Business of the Year for employees’ efforts to keep customers coming to Boone Village CD:


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Conference center available – The Boone County Economic Development Corp. conference center at 2030 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon, is available for business and professional use. It is free for Boone EDC members and Boone County non-profits. For others, the fee is $25 per hour plus a

$50 deposit. To reserve the space, visit Lunsford named to Executive Committee – The Indiana Manufacturer’s Association has named Mike Lunsford of Zionsville-based Dart Controls as its executive committee vice-chair for 2018. Century award nominations – The state of Indiana is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards, which honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively. Applications are due by Feb. 16. Visit for more information or to apply.

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‘Beatles Celebration’ film to benefit MYO

From left, The Midtown Men, from left, Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer, set to perform at The Palladium. (Submitted photo)

‘Jersey Boys’ cast members form dream roles

By Mark Ambrogi • When Christian Hoff took the role in “Jersey Boys” he had no idea where it would lead. THEATER Hoff won a 2006 Tony Award as best featured actor in a musical for his portrayal of Tommy DeVito, and three other original Broadway cast members, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and Michael Longoria, formed a musical group, The Midtown Men, who travel worldwide to perform. “Jersey Boys” is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. “This is a dream realized that we didn’t know we had,” Hoff said. “This is a result of four unique, individual talents focused on the old-school, traditional format. We didn’t go to a label first. We didn’t start recording. We said let’s go out and be on the road and let’s develop our material and our rapport with the audience as individuals and as a group off the stage.” The Midtown Men will make their first appearance at The Palladium in Carmel at 8 p.m. Feb. 23. “Our claim to fame is the Four Seasons music, and that’s really what got us in the mood, if you will, for making a four-part

sound be the centerpiece to our music,” Hoff said. “We took that approach, starting backstage, off the stage and behind the scenes, doing what we did with the Four Seasons music when we found that sound to other artists.” Hoff, 49, said the group plays songs by the Beatles, Beach Boys and Motown groups. “We’re having a blast exploring the decade of the ‘60s in a very unique way and a very present, relevant way,” Hoff said. “People really love this music. It’s part nostalgia and part redefining, reimagining, rediscovering. We pay homage to the roots of this music as fans. We’re trained to bring to life someone’s music. That’s what we did with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway with tremendous success.” Now, instead of recreating a sound, they can put their own touches on the music. “Part of our success and our longevity is this music is relatable for all ages,” Hoff said. “It’s still cool.” The Midtown Men started in 2010. “We didn’t know if it was going to be a year, a decade or a lifetime,” Hoff said. The group has done nearly 800 shows

across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. “We’ve kind of rolled with the punches, and it’s continued to grow,” Hoff said. “Our goal is to carve out a new medium, where is that four actors from Broadway can put together a band and self-produce a show and learn how the business actually works. We went from portraying this on Broadway to being it, producers, guys that have to go on the road and to think about ticket sales, getting butts in seats, promotions, lawyers and contracts.” Hoff said the four performers are trying to find time to still express themselves as individual artists. “But it has taken our full attention. Building it was a big undertaking,” Hoff said. “Now that we’ve been rolling strong for eight years, there is a lot that takes care of itself with the oiled machine that we have. We’re remembering now that we are artists that need to create and excite our audience. If we are not excited and engaged, it’s not quite as full a circle.” Hoff has acted in many Broadway and TV shows and was the voice of Richie Rich on the cartoon show in the early ‘80s. For more, visit the

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra will present the film “Shout! A Beatles Celebration with Glenn Gass” at 8 p.m. March 2 at Flix Brewhouse in Carmel. The event is a benefit for Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, a youth and family development program of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Gass, Indiana University provost professor of music, developed a series of courses on the history of rock and popular music, including historical survey courses and courses devoted to the music of the Beatles and Bob Dylan. The $75 ticket includes a pre-show meal from Flix Brewhouse, two drink tickets and a question and answer session with Gass following the show. For more, visit carmel/shout-a-beatles-celebration-withglenn-gass.

Zionsville — Comedian Dave Dugan will appear at a Comedy Night at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Bub’s, 620 S. Main St. Westfield — Urban Vines, 303 E. 161st St., will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Teams of two to six are accepted. The event has a $5 entry fee, and prizes are available. Carmel — Singer-actress-writer Storm Large will perform both Great American Songbook and rock favorites at The Palladium at 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Fishers — Four Day Ray Brewing, 11671 Lantern Rd., will host a Barley and Hops for Beer Lovers dinner at 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Registration required by Feb. 13. For tickets, visit Geist — Comedian Dave Dugan will appear at Valentine’s Day Corks & Comedy at 7:30 p.m. Feb 14 at Daniel’s Vineyard, N. 700 West, McCordsville. For more, visit


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Stephenson to highlight work By Mark Ambrogi •

formed in November. Then, IWS featured its bassoon section in Stephenson’s “Bassoon It Will Be Christmas” during its December James Stephenson’s work will make 2017 concert. its third appearance in the 2017-18 IndiSymphony No. 2 “Voices” won ana Wind Symphony the William D. Revelli Prize from the MUSIC concert. National Band Association as the But this will be speoutstanding composition for band cial because the Chicago-based for 2017. composer will guest conduct the “It was a huge surprise,” SteIWS in “Masterworks Old and New” phenson said. “I rarely enter comat 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at The Palladium in petitions and did so just kind of Carmel. Stephenson on a whim. And I was proud of the Stephenson will conduct his piece, so I figured, why not? Both the NaSymphony No. 2 “Voices.” tional Band Association and William Revelli “My music has been played by the IWS at are widely known and respected instituThe Palladium before, but I have not been tions and names, so to be associated with there to witness it, nor perform there,” them is a true honor. Also, to look at the Stephenson said. “So, this will be my first time. I guest conduct anywhere between 10 list of names that have been awarded in previous years, and to now join them, I am to 15 times per year. As my main gig is comcompletely thrilled.” posing, I only really fully got into conductStephenson describes it as an extremely ing recently, but that number seems to be virtuosic piece and an intensely personal growing, which I am happy about, because piece all at once.  I love it.” Conrad, a Carmel resident, described SteIWS Director Charlie Conrad said his phenson as one of the busiest composers symphony was part of a commissioning in the nation. consortium for Stephenson’s piece written For more, visit to honor the 500th anniversary of the RefFor the full story visit ormation: “Luther: In Canon.” That was per-

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“A Big Band Valentine’s Concert,” The Theater at the Fort, Lawrence

You asked, and Theater at The Fort answered — there will be stage space for swing dancing. Sit in the audience and listen to the music by the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra, or strap on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor.

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“33 Variations,” Westfield Playhouse, Westfield

Cost: $10-$12.


7:30 p.m. Feb. “The 25th Annual Putnam County 14-17 and 2 Spelling Bee,” The Studio Theater, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel. p.m. Feb.18. An eclectic group of mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, and then, one by one, candidly disclose hilarious and touching stories about their home lives. Cost: $20-$45.


“Masterworks Old and New,” The Palladium, 7:00 p.m., the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel Feb. 18. The Indiana Wind Symphony plays masterworks, from Mozart to modern day, written specifically for wind ensembles. The concert will include James Stephenson’s new Symphony No. 2 “Voices” in one of its first-ever performances. Cost: $10-$35.

Cost: $15 advance, $13 advance military, More: prices increase at the door.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 16-17 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18.

Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to 19th-century Austria in this play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.


7:30 p.m., Feb. 14.

“Mama Mia!,” Beef & 1 p.m. Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Feb. 15-17 Boards Dinner and 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Theatre, Indianapolis 

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Matt Anderson, left, and Carrie Neal appear in Civic Theatre’s “Sense and Sensibility.” (Submitted photo)

“Sense and Sensibility,” The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

7 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 5 p.m. Feb. 17.

Civic Theatre presents a playful, new adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel that follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Cost: $24.50-$40.50.


“SIMCHA,” Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre Academy, Carmel

7 p.m. Feb. 17 and 3 p.m. Feb.18.

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s annual fundraiser offers a variety of Yiddish and Klezmer music with vignettes showcasing dance and costume from Jewish culture and heritage. Cost: $35 (includes refreshments).


Nominated for five Tony Awards, the musical weaves an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship as ABBA’s greatest hits tell the hilarious story of a bride’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. Cost: $44-$69 (includes buffet dinner).

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“The Summit,” The Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

8 p.m. Feb. 17.

Vocal jazz doesn’t get much better than this on a collaborative tour featuring The Manhattan Transfer, marking 45 years in the business  debut, and Take 6, celebrating 25 years of a cappella innovation Cost: $45-$95 for adults. $15 for students


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Play to target young viewers By Mark Ambrogi • For Rebecca DeVries McConnell, children’s theater is a blast. “The kids don’t hesitate THEATER to react vocally when they are excited, and it’s thrilling to get that instant feedback from them,” DeVries McConnell said. “One of my favorite parts about doing the Pyramid Players productions at Beef & Boards is doing the meet-and-greet and autographs that follow the show. The children are delighted to meet us, and it’s such a treat to converse with them in character about the story.” DeVries McConnell will perform as the Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella” Feb. 17 to March 17 at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. She played the same role in a 2012 production at Beef & Boards. “She’s a really feisty and fun character,” DeVries McConnell said. “This is a very funny interpretation of the classic fairy tale. Children will recognize their favorite characters but will enjoy getting to know some new ones that were adapted into this version.” The Pyramid Players is the Beef & Boards’ Live Theatre for Kids team, actors and

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Rebecca DeVries McConnell will reprise her role as the “Fairy Godmother’ at Beef & Boards. (Submitted photo)

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producers. DeVries played the Sea Witch in the Pyramid Players’ production of “The Little Mermaid” in 2016. She also performed in “The Music Man” and “Godspell” at Beef & Boards. DeVries McConnell, who has lived in Carmel for 10 years, graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School. She studied musical theater at Hope College in Holland, Mich., and theater education at the University of Indianapolis.  For more, visit

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By Mark Ambrogi • Cupids will take flight as part of “Beer & Ballet IV” on a Valentine’s Day weekend. Aerial artist Kristen Noonan BALLET worked with Carmel-based Ballet Theatre of Indiana choreographer Cole Companion with dancers as flying cupids, which is set to the music of Queen. “The idea is everyone is assigned a cupid to help them find true love,” BTI Artistic Director Stirling Matheson said. “But the idea is our main character is such a loser, he’s been assigned four. They’re still all very frustrated. It’s kind of like a romantic comedy. It’s funny, and there are ballerinas flying around.” BTI and Sun King Brewery will team up for the fourth time for “Beer & Ballet IV” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17 at the Basile Theatre at the Athenaeum, 407 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis. Kristen Noonan, a Carmel High graduate whose sister Megan is BTI dancer, also will perform her singing lyra act, which blends musical theater and aerial work. Other pieces by dancers include Emma Beigel, El-

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Dancers Christina Voreis, left, and Simon Pawlak prepare for Beer & Ballet IV at Sun King Brewery. (Photo courtesy of Mark Abarca)

vis Presley, Audrey Robson, Billy Joel, Stuart Coleman and The Chainsmokers. Matheson’s piece includes music from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Instead of intermission, Matheson said there is a five-minute break between each piece. “It’s fun and accessible, works for Beer and Ballet, generally brings in a new audience, and, hopefully, gets them hooked to let them love all of ballet,” Matheson said. Tickets are $25 and Sun King beer will be available for purchase. For more, visit

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Blueprint for Improvement: Late-’90s kitchen transformation Commentary by Larry Greene



Background Info: This typical late1990s home in Avon was in need of an update both visually and functionally. The original kitchen lacked the efficient layout and overall design the homeowners desired.

The overall goal was to create a more functional kitchen while giving the homeowners the updated traditional design they had always dreamed of. 1. The biggest transformation was replacing all the existing cabinetry with new, two-toned cabinetry for a modern yet traditional look. 2. Additional cabinetry and cabinet accessories were added to help create more efficient use of the space. 3. The island was enlarged to create the space for a casual dining space and a microwave drawer. 4. Another large transformation was relocating appliances to create a more functional flow throughout the kitchen. This also made the space appear much larger without actually enlarging the footprint of the room.


BEFORE PROBLEMS The kitchen cabinets were original to the home, the finish and door style dated the space and lacked efficient storage solutions. The overall layout of the kitchen didn’t function well for the homeowners and lacked open countertop space. The pantry was large and lacked organization elements.


Larry Greene is the owner of Case Design/Remodeling. You may email him at lgreene@ To see more before-and-after pictures of this project, visit caseindy. com/blog.

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El Capitolio in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Don Knebel)

Commentary by Curtis Honeycutt

Havana’s symbolic capitol Commentary by Don Knebel Visitors to Havana are often surprised to find a massive and familiar looking building in the heart of the city. Conflicting claims that the building is a replica of TRAVEL the United States Capitol and that it has no connection with the Capitol are both false. In 1925, after a period of political instability and financial distress, during which the U.S. repeatedly intervened to protect its interests, General Gerardo Machado became president. Machado immediately set out to make Cuba the Switzerland of the Americas, attractive to visitors from around the world. As one of many public works projects he initiated, largely financed by American banks, Machado engaged Cuban architect Eugenio Rayneri Piedra, the first graduate of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, to design a home for the legislature to communicate a new image for Cuba. To connote democracy and stability, Rayneri based the essential look and scale of the building on the U.S. Capitol. To connote European sophistication, he copied the

dome of the Paris Pantheon. Other design elements were adopted from Cuban colonial buildings. An estimated 5,000 laborers completed the 681-by-300-foot building, named El Capitolio, in just more than three years. The elegant interior included the third-largest indoor statue in the world and a 25-carat diamond marking the center of the Cuban coordinate system. The Cuban legislature began meeting in its new home Feb. 24, 1931. When the revolutionary government of Fidel Castro gained control of Cuba in 1959, it abolished the legislature. El Capitolio became the home of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment. In 2013, Raúl Castro authorized an extensive renovation of a badly deteriorating El Capitolio to become home in 2018 to the Cuban National Assembly, established in 1976. Don Knebel is a local resident who works for Barnes & Thornburg LLP. For the full column visit You may contact him at

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Did I say “love?” I totally meant to say “a snowboarder.” I love any and every competition in both GRAMMAR GUY the Summer and Winter Olympiads. So from bobsleds to the event where they cross-country ski and shoot a gun, today I’m going to use the Winter Games to clear the air, so to speak, on a few similar sounding words: air, heir and err. The most common of this group of homophones is air. As a noun, air most commonly refers to the combination of gases we breathe in Earth’s atmosphere. So when Shaun White elevates far above the halfpipe, snowboarding aficionados say he gets “big air.” As a verb, air means to let out or to broadcast. Even though it happened last night, I can’t wait to watch NBC’s re-airing of the Nigerian women’s bobsled team zooming down the track. You know what they say about the biathlon: It’s the Nordic sport of kings. OK, they never actually said that, but go with me on this one. This winter sport combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. In a winter biathlon gone ter-

ribly wrong, it’s possible the king of Norway could have a freak ski-and-rifle incident, leaving his heir to take the throne afterward. Heir is the person who inherits titles, land or property following another’s death. You’ve probably heard the saying that goes “to err is human; to forgive, divine.” When Alexander Pope wrote this he had probably never seen the skeleton competition in the Winter Olympics. If anyone errs in this 80 mph dance with death, his skeleton gets shattered and his nation will never forgive him. In this case, err means to go astray or be mistaken. I don’t quite have the air time for a few less common homophones: ere (an older way of saying “before”), are (a metric land measure), e’er (an old-timey way of saying “ever”) and eyre (an English itinerant judge). I did, however, want to make sure I included them so that you didn’t think I was erring in my ways. Curtis Honeycutt is a freelance humor writer. Have a grammar question? Connect with him on Twitter @curtishoneycutt or at




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