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BCSSI has another full week on tap – Whether you’re looking for a card-playing group, a lunch date or help with your computer, Boone County Senior Services has you covered. Log on to for all the details, times and a full schedule.

ZCHS students participate in IU Honors Program This summer, 14 ZCHS students travelled to foreign countries as part of the IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages. They spent six and one-half weeks with host families and pledged to speak only the foreign language during the program. They attended classes in the mornings, had planned activities in the afternoons and embarked on several excursions to enhance their cultural awareness. Front row, left to right: Adam Pease – Ciudad Real, Spain; Lillie Heigl – Brest, France; Anna Goodlett - Krefeld, Germany; Cait Goodlett - Saumur, France; Paige Waterstreet - Ciudad Real, Spain. Back row: Dixie Shicllaci - Saint Brice, France; Lara Barrett - Brest, France; Emma Vaughan - Valencia, Spain; Lucas Schacht -Merida, Mexico. Not pictured: Stefani Wallien, Skylar Wyant, Margaret McCurren, Margaret McMillan and Felicia Leavesley. (Submitted photo)

Zionsville teen receives Duke Realty scholarship – Krystina Dearringer of Zionsville was recognized with a $4,000 scholarship, to be applied to education programs in colleges or vocational schools, by Duke Realty recently. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Dearringer is attending Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana, where she is studying paramedic science.

French open enrollment – L'Ecole Francaise, the before-school French program at the ZCS elementary schools, is currently registering students for this school year. Register at the "Eagle Rec" section of your elementary school page – more information is available at or by calling Cathy Dwyer at 513-0678. Sign up soon, pace (or enrollment) is limited.

Matthes gets diploma – Jonathan Matthes from Zionsville graduated in May from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. Matthes received a Bachelor of Arts degree in radio and TV communications with a minor in theology. He is a 2008 graduate of Zionsville High School and has been accepted to Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology.

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Emerging Professionals meet again – Zionsville Emerging Professionals will hold their September gathering on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cobblestone Grill (160 S. Main Street). Don’t miss this fun, casual event to connect with other young professionals. Free appetizers and cash bar available. Chamber meets next week – First Tuesday meeting of the Zionsville Chamber will take place on Sept. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., sponsored by Zionsville Networking Group, Inc. Enjoy great food & drink while you mix and mingle with Chamber members and community leaders at this once-a-month meeting held at Oobatz, 1576 W. Oak St. Free for Zionsville Chamber members, $10 for guests.

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Boone County Child Advocacy Center offers free program – The Boone County Child Advocacy Center, in partnership with Chaucie’s Place, is offering training to the Boone County community on September 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. This training is free to the public, thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Boone County. For more details, log on to Community Foundation Launches NonProfit Learning Series – The Community Foundation of Boone County is pleased to announce its 2012-2013 Non-Profit Learning Series. The six-session series will kick off on August 28 at Witham Health Services in Lebanon. For more information, visit Community Health Network honored as a 2012 Healthiest Employers finalist – Community Health Network has been recognized as a finalist for the 2012 Healthiest Employers, an awards program presented by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Fifteen employers from Indianapolis were honored as finalists of the awards program, held earlier this month at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. To read more about this distinction, please visit RLTurner Corporation Receives Multiple Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors – Zionsville-based RLTurner Corporation has received three awards from Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana, to be presented at the ABC Awards Banquet in October. To read more about the awards and the projects they correspond to, log on to

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Chicory resists loving care You would think something as lovely as chicory would be an asset to anyone’s flower garden. Alas, those gorgeous blue roadside blossoms wheeze, gasp and die when dug up from their rocky, arid and anemic habitat and transplanted in rich soil. At least five times in recent years I have been unable to resist that raw blue beauty along some country road and have dug up the plants for my garden. The longest any of them lasted was three days. None ever survived. That neither makes sense nor seems fair. All living things respond to love, and I truly love chicory. Yet, plant after plant summarily rejects my soft words, tilled soil and sweet fertilizer. Like rugged pioneers of old who were weaned on strife, they seem to prefer hardship to the easy life. In case you didn’t know, chicory has been around for a long time. It is a second cousin to

endive, a popular salad ingredient. The roots, when dried and baked, are ground up and added to coffee. This makes the coffee bitter, but some folks, especially those in New Orleans, seem to like it. During World War II when coffee literally wasn’t available, folks made a substitute out of chicory. Everyone I’ve talked to says it was terrible. Chicory has a twoyear life cycle. It blooms the second year and then dies. So, the ones blooming along the roadsides this year were there last year, we just didn’t see them. The bottom line is: I have now given up trying to cultivate chicory in my flower beds. As an ironic postscript, when walking to the mailbox the other day, I noticed a lovely blue flower blooming next to my driveway. You guessed it – chicory. Ward Degler lives in Zionsville with his wife and dog. He is author of “The Dark Ages of My Youth … and Times More Recent.” You can contact him at

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Just when I needed an angel... Commentary by Donna Monday His name is Melvin. I met him on Thursday, August 9. I don't know what Melvin was doing on Wednesday, August 8, or on Friday, August 10. I only know that on August 9, he was an angel. We met about noon, when my oncologist was escorting me to my "chemo" chair for chemotherapy. Trust me on this: If there were two things in life I never wanted to have, one was an oncologist, and the other a "chemo" chair. As of August 9, I have both. I was scared silly entering the room of foreboding chairs, bags, tubes and potent drugs. Melvin was already there. Unlike myself, he'd been doing this for months. "This is Melvin," said the doc. "He has your exact illness and is taking your exact treatment. You are close in age. Maybe you could talk." Believe me, Melvin could talk. And his talk was all positive. He began by telling me, "We're gettin' well here," and went on the tell me how, "wonderful Doc is." He quoted scripture off and on the entire four hours we spent together. He tried to make me feel better about not being able to color my hair. "Gray hair is good," he said, "it's in the Bible. It's right there in the Bible." "Sure," I thought.

He was thrilled the Olympics were on television. "God says to love one another," said Melvin. "And that's what they are doing – all those people from different countries – loving one another." I felt better. Then he told me he was a Sagittarius. "What day?" I asked. "December 8," he said. There were only two of us in the room, and we had the same birthday, three years apart. Amazing. Not really. The amazing part came that night, at home. At 10 p.m. I opened my Bible, a one year version with 365 daily readings, with a passage from the Old Testament, the New Testament, a Psalm and a Proverb in each day's reading. I turned to August 9. There it was: Proverb 20:28-30. "...The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.” Like I said, I don't know what he was doing on Wednesday, August 8, or Friday, August 10, but on Thursday, August 9, he was an angel.

New ZCS music program – For the first time ever, Zionsville Community Schools is offering a program available to all third and fourth graders: Students will be able to learn how to play the violin, viola or cello! This program is offered one day each week at the student's elementary school throughout the school year, and is taught by Tena Plewa, a certified and licensed music specialist who has successfully facilitated a similar program in the Indianapolis area for more than 15 years. Students will learn the basic artistry fundamentals of playing a stringed instrument, learn to read notes, learn beginning string technique, instrument care and first finger position on all four strings. Hurry and enroll now – classes will begin next month. To register go the Elementary Orchestra Program link on Eagle Rec tab on the ZCS main web site:

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ZBOP program upcoming –ZBOP (Zionsville Band and Orchestra Patrons) proudly presents “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center. This live concert for all ages combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, gospel, and soul music. For more information, visit, and for tickets,



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Zionsville mother creates program for autistic children

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By Julie Osborne • be effective and life-changing through her daughter, Faustina. At a young age she was developmentally challenged and could not Mother of six children, author and now walk or talk. But, through nucreator of the Autism Spectrum tritional supplementation, ocDisorders Parent Program, Becky cupational therapy and speech Cash is a busy lady. But, her therapy, she has made tremendesire to help other parents with dous progress. children struggling with ASD has Today, Faustina is beginning become her life’s passion. fifth grade at a private school “Autism is a journey that and is performing at grade no family should have to walk level. This journey from “just alone,” Cash said. “Parents of barely coping to thriving” has children with ASD are often Cash inspired Cash to share this overwhelmed. They don’t know information with other parents where to go to get the resources with a one-stop online resource to support and services they need for their child. The children with ASD. ASD Parent Program provides families with “Being a parent of children on the autism one place where they can get access to the spectrum, I provide parents with informainformation they need to figure out the best course of action for their child and get them tion that is easy to access and use, so they’re empowered to make a difference in their help faster.” child’s life,” she said. Cash also has writCash, a Zionsville resident, has become a ten a book, “Healing Autism Naturally,” self-taught expert on the subject with four which shares stories and treatment options of her six children having medical and speavailable. Information on the ASD Parent cial needs, three of whom have ASD. She Resource Program and Cash’s book can be has learned firsthand how treatments can found at

The Olympic swimming events may be completed, but the Zionsville Aquatic Center, 1000 Mulberry St., is filling up. Daily public swimming is offered for all levels and ages, with open lap swimming offered seven days a week beginning Sept. 8. Swim lessons and multiple aquatic classes also will be offered throughout the year. “This summer was record-setting for the Aquatic Center,” said Aquatics Manager Lisa Brown. “There were more than 1,500 swim lessons taught by local Zionsville high school and college students, and we will offer the programs throughout the year.” Brown added that the Aquatic Center also provided swim lessons to the GROW Explorers’ Day campers three days a week throughout the entire summer. ZAC offers swim programs for all ages. Open swims are offered for the entire family on weekends and weeknights. Private, semi-private and group lessons for children are available, as well as infant/toddler classes. Adults will enjoy lap swim, AquaFit, the new Aqua-Bootcamp class and seven practice times for adult fitness swim group the Zionsville Aquatic Masters. More information can be found at www.cms.zcs.


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COMMUNITY Philanthropy Local dentist brings smiles across the world

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By Julie Osborne A smile can go a long way. Just ask Dr. Gary Llewellyn, Zionsville resident and founder of Indy Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. He, along with other medical professionals and students, traveled to Haiti and the Dominican Republic in May on a missionary trip with Timmy Global Health. The week-long trip was the organization’s first medical mission to Monte Cristi, in the Dominican Republic. Llewellyn was one of 21 medical and academic volunteers focusing on primary care and dental services for low-income families. “There are so many people in the world that do not have the ability to seek medical and dental care,” said Llewellyn. “(That’s) either due to financial limitations, or simply the remoteness of where they live.” Timmy Global Health was founded by Zionsville resident Dr. Chuck Dietzen in 1997 in memory of his oldest brother, Timmy, who died in childbirth. Timmy Global Health provides direct medical assistance and healthcare services to low-income communities in the developing world through short-term medical

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Gary Llewellyn provides care while in the Dominican Republic. (Submitted photo)

brigades, providing free clinic care to patients. “We will never turn a patient away,” Llewellyn continued. “We have several local organizations that we work with to provide care at very low or no cost.” He encourages others to get involved. “Get out and help, even locally, anyone who has a talent. Even if you don’t and just have time. Just volunteer. Pay it forward.” For more information, visit

On Sept. 6, Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 E. Ind. 334, will host its annual “Spreading the Love” fundraising banquet and silent auction to benefit Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) of Boone County. Love INC is a network of churches, agencies and volunteers that has grown rapidly by addressing the problems caused by rising unemployment and social issues in Boone County and its communities. Today more than 30 churches throughout the county partner with Love INC to reach out and serve those in need. “(We) operate a clearinghouse of resources,” said Wayne Adams, executive director of Love INC of Boone County, “and (have) a group of trained volunteers largely from area churches ready to assist in many ways.” Unexpected events like the loss of a job, a serious health diagnosis, a failed relationship or major repair that is unaffordable can wreak havoc on our everyday lives. That’s when Love INC steps in, equipped with hundreds of volunteers who are mobilized to receive requests for assistance and come alongside people during difficult times. The Sept. 6 event will feature stories from people who have been helped through the program, a short presentation that will explain what that makes Love INC unique, a special recognition of the original board members of Love INC Boone County and much more. Registration and the silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person or tables for eight for $160. To register for the banquet or for information on Love INC, visit or call 765-482-6152.

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Local pastor, former pro hockey player becomes Olympic chaplain with message for young athletes By Julie Osborne • Professional hockey player, missionary, international sports outreach program founder and Olympic chaplain all describe Paul Kobylarz, a pastor at Trader’s Point Christian Church. Just off the plane from the 30th Summer Olympic Games in London, he has a story to tell and a message for youth who aspire to become Olympic athletes. He knows what to say, because he was one, too. It was at the 1982 U.S. Olympic hockey team tryouts where, as a freshman at the University of Michigan, Kobylarz had the chance of a lifetime to be teammates with the world’s most memorable players. Who could forget the 1980 “Miracle on Ice?” Still imprinted on our minds is the image of goalie Jim Craig, draped in the American flag, as he searched the stands for his father after the U.S. defeated Russia. Kobylarz had the same Olympic dream, but as many young athletes learn, not all dreams come true. He over-trained, got sick, burned out and didn’t make the cut. His dreams and life were shattered. “I was an athlete who built my identity on sports performance,” Kobylarz said. “I felt the better I did, the more people would love me. When I was benched at Michigan my sophomore year, I hit rock bottom and actually hoped teammates would play poorly so I could get back in the lineup.” Through this season of despair, a transformation emerged when he accepted an invitation to attend a Fellowship of Christian Athletes gathering. He began to understand that a person’s worth is something that cannot be measured by performance in sports. “This identity crisis shaped and formed me and turned the worst year of my whole life into the best year of my life,” said Kobylarz. “It was the beginning of a spiritual adventure, and my faith became alive.” The following year his playing improved, he was chosen as team captain and later was drafted by the New Jersey Devils. In 1988, a three-week mission trip to Russia, Sweden and Finland as

About Paul Hometown: Livonia, Michigan Hobbies: Boating, golf, tennis Favorite foods: Steak & shrimp, tacos Favorite vacations: Hilton Head, Stockholm, Sweden, Greek Isles Favorite Desserts: Cherry, peach, apple pie a la mode Most Admired Olympians: Kerri Strug, Mary Lou Retton, Franz Klamer, Gabby Douglas

a hockey missionary ignited his calling for comforting people, and this seed blossomed into a national sports outreach program. “A trip planned for one year turned into 20,” he said. “My program, Sport for Life, became a model for Sweden and put sports ministry on the map.” As a known spokesperson in sports ministry, the Olympics re-emerged on his radar. He would never vie for Olympic gold, but would comfort and encourage athletes through their triumphs and, more often, their defeats as a chaplain for six Olympic games. His most difficult situation arose during the first day of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics when a Georgian luger hit the wall and died.

“I was the first chaplain called,” Kobylarz said. “I found myself planning a memorial service in the Olympic Village which hundreds of athletes attended. They were overwhelmed, and their attention turned from winning the gold to questions of life and death.” Today, Paul is back in Indianapolis with his wife and 7-month old son and is excited to expand his work as the sports pastor at Trader’s Point Christian Church in Whitestown. He looks back on his experience as a professional hockey player and ahead as the father of a young son with advice for kids today who dream of becoming Olympic champions. “Give it your 100 percent and be all you can be,” he said. “Don’t let your identity become based on your sports performance. There’s a lot more to life than, in my case, being a good hockey player. Give God a chance.” This hockey star did, and it transformed his life. Miracles don’t only happen on the ice, and Paul Kobylarz’s life is living proof of that.

“This identity crisis shaped and formed me and turned the worst year of my whole life into the best year of my life. It was the beginning of a spiritual adventure, and my faith became alive.”

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Opinion Parks leader set to do 5-year plan

Kissing pulpit It is our position that the term “bully pulpit” should not be taken literally by protestors. The recent controversy over Chickfil-A President Dan Cathy’s comments on the Biblical definition of a family unit has ignited a firestorm from gay marriage equality activists that included a staged “kiss-in” at local restaurants. Staging a kiss-in at a Chick-fil-A restaurant is the equivalent of making out on stage at the local elementary school or retirement center. Is that really the most appropriate platform for advancing a political stance on gay marriage? There’s a difference between staging an effective protest and simply throwing a tantrum or staging a stunt for shock value. Why did the protest have to turn sexual? If the philosophy is that marriage equality is not about sex, why use kissing as a protest? Regarding Cathy’s statements and opinions – what happened to free speech? Apparently, it’s only acceptable if you agree with the speech. It’s very difficult to gain mutual understanding and respect if there is no middle ground. And, there may never be a middle ground for some, rightly, or not rightly, so. It depends on your vantage point. There’s got to be a better way.

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We are the champions Commentary by Terry Anker

So the nationally distributed periodical, Money Magazine, chose to name one of our one central Indiana communities as the “Best Place to Live in America.” At first blush, it seems like an amazing honor – it seems pretty impressive with the second look, too. Sure, we can discount the nature of how these places are selected for the award. And, we can claim that any town could win it; but, given the many thousands of municipalities that might qualify for the distinction, only one took home the goods. We live in a place that certainly spends money. It makes aggressive use of publicprivate partnerships. It waters plants and builds roundabouts. Yet, the taxes stay low and schools remain top-shelf. We have good leadership. The superintendent works tirelessly – along with the rest of the school team – to deliver the very best that resources will allow. The mayor leads and the council oversees. Each in a perfect, if at times somewhat heated, balance. This is an organism of many

parts and many subroutines. So, we, as thinking taxpayers, can ask if this national attention is worth the effort. Would it be better to eschew the spotlight and pause at four-way stops like the rest of the world? Does it paint a fair portrait of our hometown? Or, does it only further serve to alienate us from folks who might chose to use the occasion to breed even more vitriolic stereotypes? Whichever, our streets, neighborhoods and communities are feeling the warmth of the media spotlight. Does the glow enhance our strengths or point to our weaknesses? Only time will tell. Regardless, it is up to us to live the part. Work harder to keep the streets safe and clean. And, expect to share the good thing we’ve got. Are we building a reputation or resting upon one?

Matt Dickey, the town’s superintendent of parks and recreation, has an ambitious, if not energizing, fourth quarter coming up. He and his colleagues will be crafting the next five-year master plan for Zionsville’s venues and trails. What’s neat about the process is that your suggestions will be taken into account. It’s refreshing to see government actually give a rip about what its constituents want and/or believe, and Dickey is ready to read and listen. We’ll have more information as it becomes available on how to provide input. Parks, trails and programming are, in our opinion, essential elements of a well-rounded community. Having such amenities allows the town to more actively recruit businesses that might be considering relocation to Zionsville. Meanwhile, Dickey’s department is overseeing with the town Street Dept. work on a pathway connecting the Zionsville Rail Trail with Town Hall, which we also view as a good move. The street folks are doing the heavy lifting, while the parks department is chipping in with bike racks. ••• It’s nearly time for another Zionsville staple, the Lions Club Fall Festival at Lions Park. This year’s event runs Sept. 7-9, and we urge you to not only mark your calendars but to also attend one or more days. Folks put in a tremendous amount of work throughout the year to make it the great event it is, a memorable family centric and community-oriented event. ••• CORRECTION: In welcoming Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, the new CEO of The Center for the Performing Arts, we erred with respect to the location of her former employer. Germantown, Tenn., is just east of Memphis. Brian Kelly, publisher, and Steve Greenberg, general manager, are co-owners of Current Publishing, LLC. Write them at info@

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A foot in each town By Derek Fisher •

This isn’t the way I drew it up. Eight months ago, I didn’t know a thing about Zionsville. Maybe I knew the name of the school mascot; I can’t remember. I did know it was affluent, and I knew it was tucked away in Boone County – close enough to be part of metro Indianapolis, but removed enough to have character all its own. That was it. Then, I assumed the editorship of Current in Zionsville. I built this paper, and learned a lot about that character, and so much more, in the process. I now stand to learn about this lovely place at a considerably slower rate, and here’s why: I’ve also been named the managing editor of Current in Carmel, in addition to the Carmel Business Leader. I’ll also head up Current Publishing’s monthly special sections, going forward. In short, I’m going to be busy. Very busy. Here’s the good news: I’m not leaving completely. In fact, my business card will still call me the Zionsville managing editor, and that’s

because I am going to continue to write cover stories while overseeing the rest. The remainder will be left in the capable hands of Julie Osborne – she’ll be my eyes and ears in town. Back to my original point – how did I have it drawn up? I thought I’d continue to cultivate things here, thought I’d meet more fascinating Zionsville folks, thought I’d slip into the Cobblestone for a few more cocktails. Shoot, I even thought I’d move here eventually. In the end, though, the gigs I listed previously simply were not things I could pass up. Hopefully you understand that it’s completely possible to leave one thing behind for something else you’re excited about, while still loving the original as much as you ever did. How could I not love Zionsville, after all I’ve learned about it?


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A grim future with teens Commentary by Danielle Wilson

I have glimpsed my future, and I am afraid. I’m speaking, of course, about parenting teenagers, particularly girls. Recently, I’ve been treated to a preview of what my life will be like in a few short years. Someone help me. My husband and I insist that our children play a sport, and our 11-year-old daughter hasn’t really found anything to her liking. Soccer lasted a few years until the practices be came too intense, while volleyball and gymnastics were dropped after only six weeks. She shot down tennis, her twin brother denied her swimming (that’s his sport), and we decided not to press for ice hockey. That left cross country. Three weeks before the season began, I took her out jogging, knowing she needed some prep work. She made it a half mile before the tears appeared, along with emphatic requests to stop. I reacted with tough love, then empathetic encouragement and finally outright bribery. Nothing worked. When this pattern continued for our next few runs, I suggested she reconsider ice hockey. “No! I want to run cross country!” OK. Her attitude oscillated more extremely once official team practices started. She’d be sick to her stomach with anxiety beforehand, begging me to let her skip “just this once,” but when I’d pick her up afterwards, she’d say she was

starting to like it. By nightfall, we’d be back to hating cross country. Ugh – this was too confusing. Sick to my stomach from her indecision, I caved. “But you’ll have to tell your coaches in person and find another sport to play.” (I am not above using guilt and manipulation to my advantage.) Two days before D-Day, I was met with nothing short of a tantrum. She was not going to practice, period, and I couldn’t make her! Wanna bet? I ignored her hysterical weeping and demanded she get her fanny into the van. She cried the entire way there, periodically stomping her feet and shrieking, “I’m not going! I hate it! I hate it!” Though she stopped short of actually screaming “I hate you!” the sentiment was definitely implied. To her credit, she managed to pull herself together and complete practice. Then she announced she was officially joining. What? Who? What happened to, “I hate you for making me do this!”? But such is the emotional roller coaster of a young girl. And she’s only 11. I’m so in trouble. Peace out.

She made it a half mile before the tears appeared, along with emphatic requests to stop.


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Strange occurrences

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie

I hoped this week that when our new carpet arrived, I’d get an idea for a column, but the process was uneventful. I kept trying to make the installers laugh, but they pretty much just stared at the floor. The Olympics are over, so it’s too late for my jokes about the Uzbekistan/ Bulgaria field hockey match. The presidential election is always good for humor. Four years ago, I watched a lot of TV coverage of the contest, but at the time nothing funny occurred to me, so I’m not optimistic this year. Occurring is exactly what the great humorists like Jon Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld have to do. They walk around the house, office, or supermarket, or read a newspaper until something occurs to them. Great humorists have always done this. Maybe it never occurred to you. I decided to start occurring in the basement. I really shouldn’t call it a basement. When we moved in the house, it was a basement, but we spent $15,000 to “finish� it. Actually, we finished 75 percent of the basement and left 25 percent for storage. It occurred to me that the 75 percent we finished was being used the exact same way as the 25 percent for storage. And then it occurred to me that I blew 15 grand. I decided to go upstairs. Two occurrences were more than I could afford.

Attics are always full of interesting artifacts that bring back memories. I could rummage around the attic, try on some old clothes, look at scrapbooks, and read through old letters. Something funny would certainly occur to me there. This seemed like the perfect plan. Then it occurred to me: We don’t have an attic. I was getting desperate. My plan had failed. I was doing a heck of a lot of occurring, yet it was all essentially humorless. But there was one place I had not yet occurred – a place just ripe for a funny occurrence: the kitchen. I raced into the room and swung open the refrigerator door. Suddenly, dozens of good things started occurring to me: how many food items had passed their expiration date; how many tasteless nonfat foods were in our fridge. I was in heaven. I told my wife all my funny occurrences. “That’s great, Dick. But Dave Barry, Art Buchwald, Andy Rooney, and Jerry Seinfeld have already written about that very topic. In fact, if I remember correctly, so have you.� “Yes, I was having trouble occurring, so I simply reoccurred."

After decades of vegetable gardening, I have finally come to a stunning conclusion: Nature does not want me to be a vegetable gardener. I’m not quite sure why. Maybe Nature hates me. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been hated by something other than a person or animal; plumbing, for example. I’ve never been able to get along with plumbing. Or, maybe, Nature just has a really sick and twisted sense of humor. I started off, as most gardeners do, full of hope. That’s one of the things I love about gardening. You can’t put plants and seeds in the ground without a big helping of optimism. As you till the earth, your head swims with images from those seed catalogs you pored over all winter. Your mind flashes forward to harvest time and you see yourself coming in from the garden, laden with treasures as your happy family cheers you, the Vegetable King. Or Queen. It’s an equal opportunity delusion. You work to maintain your garden against weather, pests and freeloaders (I personally have been keeping a colony of squirrels well-provided with tomatoes), and against the odds the plants flourish briefly and your fantasy remains alive. Then reality sets it. This year, of course, reality set in more harshly than usual, thanks to the drought. Gar12 | August 28, 2012


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Green-thumb blues

Commentary by Mike Redmond


dens were exempt from the watering ban, which offset the damage for a while, but the continued stress of temperatures in the mid-300s eventually proved too much. (Which brings me once again to that business about “at least it’s a dry heat,� which I heard all July. So what? You roast turkeys in dry heat.) So with all the dry (turkey) heat, plants were forced to use all their precious energy not to produce fruits and vegetables, but to stay alive. And in a lot of cases it was just too much. Some of my fellow gardeners pulled up their plants and set their sights on next year, but I’m not that smart. I kept watering and feeding and hoping that my efforts would be rewarded. But Nature seems to have other ideas. Its cruel sense of humor has dashed my dreams of bounty in all but two areas: zucchini and eggplant – which I am sure Nature finds just hilarious. Why? Because I cannot stand zucchini and eggplant. Really. I loathe them. I don’t even know why I planted them. They’re the only vegetables I won’t eat, and they’re the only ones that look like the photos in the seed catalogs. Har har, Nature.

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Bringing Broadway to your backyard Actors Theatre of Indiana reflects on what it means to be professional By Christian Sorrell • In 2005, Cynthia Collins, Don Farrell and Judy Fitzgerald, three professional performers, traveled from New York City and founded the Actors Theatre of Indiana. Despite the existence of several other theater companies in the area, ATI has one primary difference: it is the only professional Equity theater company in Hamilton County. This key distinction is not only visible behind the scenes, but also on the stage. “The main difference between amateur and professional theater is that it is a hobby for one group, and the other is made up of paid, union

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actors that do it for a living,” said Collins. Membership in the Actor’s Equity Assocation, a labor union founded in 1913, is viewed mostly as a sign of the actor’s success. Equity actors are viewed by others in the field as truly being a professional. “The union was initially meant to protect the actors, but now more than anything, it legitimizes them,” said Farrell. “When you get that union card, it shows you are invested. It’s very much the equivalent to a master’s or doctorate in other professions. It really is,” said Fitzgerald. Between seasons, all three of ATI’s cofounders routinely audition for and perform in professional shows throughout the country, allowing them to work with other professional actors and crews which they can bring to Indiana when the time is right. “We are actively engaged in what is going on across the country, in terms of theater,” said Farrell who had returned from a professional performance in Pennsylvania and another in Bloomington only days prior. “We are constantly able to create something fresh and new by bringing out so much talent from so many different places.”

“It’s everything. It’s the entire product from stem to stern that is invigorated by all of this great talent,” said Fitzgerald. Operating as a not-for-profit organization, ATI may not always have the set and studio space of other theater companies in the area, but they promise they have the talent. “I would rather have a great actor on a bare stage than a bad actor surrounded by bells and whistles,” said Collins. “After seeing our shows, a lot of our subscribers go to other shows and then they really begin to understand the difference between professional and community,” said Collins. During the last year, ATI’s focus on professional talent has proven quite successful. The number of season subscription holders has increased by more than 50 percent, and may double before the end of the company’s upcoming eighth season. “We’re excited to have the community supporting us. The future is very bright for ATI,” said Farrell. “We are expanding and continuing to grow daily.” For an extended version of this article, visit

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“Chicago” • A show featuring everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz • Thursday to Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. • Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis • $37 to $60, includes dinner buffet • 872-9664


Symphony on the Prairie: 50 Years of Motown! • Come enjoy the weather and listen to great music. Bring your own chairs, blankets, food and drinks. • Thursday and Friday – 8 p.m. • Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers • $22 adult, $10 child, $20 parking • 639-4300 “Celebrate the Colors” • The latest exhibit by the Hamilton County Artists’ Association • Thursday to Friday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St., Noblesville • Free admission • 776-2278

Westfield Historic Underground Railroad Ghost Walk • Join Unseen Press for a brief encounter with Westfield’s most haunting legends and folk tales. Reservations required. • 9 p.m. • $15 • 840-6456

Poor Jack’s Carnival

Friday — 6 to 11 pm Saturday — noon to 11 pm Sunday — Wristband Day noon to 5 pm

Saxony Market • The market features a number of central Indiana businesses and farmers while creating an outdoor forum for family and friends alike to gather, shop and share ideas. • 8 a.m. to noon • 131st Street and Olio Road, Fishers • Free •

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Zionsville Farmers Market • Come see Zionsville’s greatest farmers and local artisans at the weekly farmers market. • 8 to 11 a.m. • Parking lot at Main and Hawthorne, Zionsville • Free admission •


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Carmel Farmers Market • One of the largest farmers markets in Indiana, the Carmel Farmers Market will feature more than 60 local vendors. • 8 to 11:30 a.m. • Carmel Farmers Market, 1 Center Green, Carmel • Free admission • 710-0162

Fishers Movies in the Park: “Kung Fu Panda 2” • Watch a movie on the big screen under the stars at Fishers Heritage Park. • 9:15 p.m. • Fishers Heritage Park, 10595 Eller Road, Fishers • Free • 595-3150


Westfield Farmers Market • Come and see what all of Westfield’s best farmers and artisans have to offer at the Westfield Farmers Market, featuring local music and weekly events. • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. • North Union Street, one block north of Main Street by City Hall (130 Penn St.), Westfield • Free • dwna. org

Fishers Farmers Market • The Fishers Farmers Market now showcases more than 35 high-quality vendors offering fresh produce, live goods, bakery items, meat, cheese and handmade gifts. • 8 a.m. to noon • Fishers Farmers Market, 11601 Municipal Dr., Fishers • Free admission • 578-0700 Noblesville Farmers Market • Shop local. Pick up farm-fresh produce, vegetables and much more at the market. • 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Riverview Hospital Overflow Parking Lot, Ind. 19 and Ind. 38, Noblesville • Free admission • 776-0205

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Crab-stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Ingredients: 1/4 lb lump crabmeat, 1-2 teaspoons chili sauce, 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 2 finely chopped scallions, 1 tablespoon chopped basil, 1 tablespoon chopped chives, 40 cherry tomatoes, salt Directions: In a mixing bowl, combine crab meat, chili sauce, mustard, mayon-

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West Nile virus claims first life

State health officials reported the first West Nile virus related death this year on Aug. 15. The victim was a resident of Vanderburgh County. A total of seven cases in Fulton, Hamilton, Jackson, Monroe, Marion and Vanderburgh counties have been reported this year so far. According to a press release from the Indiana State Department of Health, the majority of people who get infected are those spending time around or outside of the home, in their gardens, mowing the lawn, or sitting on the porch. “Because this virus is carried and transmitted by mosquitoes, we are all susceptible to it,” said State Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin, M.D., in the press release. “The tragic death we’ve recently experienced serves as a reminder

of just how important it is to take steps to protect ourselves from mosquitoes, both indoors and outdoors.” The Department of Health suggests to avoid places were mosquitoes are biting, and to utilize repellents containing DEET, picaradin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Also, they suggest installing or repairing window screens and wearing pants and long sleeves whenever possible. To reduce potential mosquito breeding grounds, they say to get rid of containers that can hold water, repair failed septic systems, drill holes in the bottoms of recycling containers that remain outside, keep the grass short and the shrubs trimmed, clean out clogged gutters, replace the water in pet bowls frequently, flush ornamental fountains and birdbaths frequently, and aerate ornamental pools or stock them with predatory fish.

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Autumn Elegance Luncheon and Style Show Sept. 20 Have a great time with the girls and support a great cause all at the same time at the annual Autumn Elegance Luncheon and Style Show hosted by Riverview Hospital. The event will be held on Sept. 20 at the Ritz Charles, 12156 Local senior community holds caregiver relief contest – Clare Bridge of Carmel is holding an essay contest for caregivers as part of their Caregivers Relief Program. The winner will receive a two-week respite stay at the community for their family member or loved one. To submit a story or to read the rules and qualifications, visit www.brookdaleliving. com/carefelief. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 30. For more information, call Janice A. Pegues, executive director at Clare Bridge, at 580-0389.

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New healthcare law, new scams targeting seniors By Jordan Fischer •

Uncertainties about the long term effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act have many doctors and healthcare administrators in limbo, but there is one group who swiftly jumped into action after the July decision – scam artists. Scams targeting seniors are nothing new – a 2011 MetLife study on elder financial abuse estimated an annual financial loss by senior victims at more than $2.9 billion – but the flurry of attention and confusion surrounding the AHA has led to particularly pernicious ones in recent months. Scams targeting seniors tend to fall into one of three major areas: identity theft, Medicaid/ Medicare and medication fraud, and financial exploitation. According to Sid Kirchheimer, who writes a regular Scam Alert column for the AARP, the current healthcare climate is allowing scammers a chance to do all three. “Whenever a federal program is in the news — and sometimes when it’s not — scammers surface with another government impostor ruse, trying to get your money and personal information for identity theft,” Kirchheimer wrote in a July 20 piece for AARP. To do so, Kirchheimer continued, thieves “masquerade as Medicare or Social Security employees who need to update or verify” your data. Scammers have also been known to pretend to be FDA, DEA and IRS agents. Seniors also make great targets for scams because they are unlikely to report the crime,

While scams targeting seniors can take many forms, the AARP has devised a list of 10 warning signs to look for to help aging adults protect themselves from would-be crooks: • Hyping the offer • Asking lots of personal questions • Telling you that you’ve won a prize – but must pay to receive it • Warning you that if you don’t pay right away, you’ll lose the deal • Failing to tell you where your donations will go • Telling you the offer is secret • Providing no written information • Using fear • Getting a foot in the door • Using bait and switch (Source: Doug Shadel via according to Ed Hutchinson, director of the National Association of Triads, part of the National Sheriffs’ Association. Hutchinson notes an AARP study which reported that only 25 percent of scam victims over the age of 55 have ever reported the crime to police. “These seniors may be afraid to be seen as vulnerable by the law and those in a position to tell them that, perhaps, they are not fit to continue living by themselves. It’s a perceived threat of a loss of independence that drives many to keep quiet,” said Hutchison. Hutchinson acted as an expert source in the development of a “Senior Fraud Protection Kit,” alongside Home Instead Senior Care, which has

offices serving the North Indianapolis area. The kit includes advice and assessment tools for determining how at-risk your senior loved ones might be for scams. “More local seniors than ever (are) at risk of losing their life savings, their homes and their trust in others,” said Jeff Sewell, owner of the North Indianapolis Home Instead office. “We’re pleased to provide the tools to help family caregivers as well as seniors ward off increasingly cunning con artists and their elaborate schemes to defraud local adults.” To obtain a free Senior Fraud Protection Kit, contact the Home Instead Senior Care office serving North Indianapolis, Fishers and Carmel at 317-252-4472.

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Do I need insurance on my grown children? Boone County housing market encouraging Commentary by Jamie Ianigro Question from Clair L. from Carmel: One of my kids graduated college in the spring and has yet to find a job. Are there insurance issues that I need to be concerned about? This situation seems to be pretty common these days. Response from Jamie Ianigro: The down economy has hit everyone, but it’s really punished the folks graduating from college the last couple of years. You trigger some insurance issues anytime someone moves into your home. You could also be heading towards some health insurance issues depending on the age of your children. Let’s start with the property and liability issues though. Personal liability is the big issue that arises with grown kids. Everyone has a legal responsibility to handle the damage they cause to other people and their property. It can be anything from injuring someone accidently in a recreational sport to misjudging the wind and felling a tree into a neighbor’s house. The liability falls right back on your homeowner’s policy if you or your child does something like that. The problem that can arise is where your grown kid actually lives. Maybe all of their stuff is under your roof, but are they sleeping there every night? Are they paying you rent?

You might consider getting a renter’s policy in their name. It has the benefit of property coverage, but the main benefit is that there will be no fight over liability coverage if a conflict arises. This is an important issue, and verifying with your independent agent that you and your grown kids are protected is a quick and easy thing to do. Health insurance is the other major issue that affects grown children that not eligible for their own coverage. The Affordable Care Act extended the age limit that children can stay on a parent’s health plan to age 26. Many options at many price points are still available once someone passes the age restriction. Independent insurance agents are usually able to help you secure an individual health policy and help weigh your options. Going without coverage is an absolute last resort option. Having an emergency surgery or medical situation can be a crippling financial blow without some kind of health insurance. It is extremely risky and will make it very difficult to get quality coverage in the future. Jamie Ianigro is with Shepherd Insurance & Finanacial Services. Have an insurance question you need answered? Send it to

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Commentary by Jim Litten As we move further into the third quarter and closer to the Presidential election, many consumers and analysts are keeping a watchful eye on the housing market and its impact, if any, on voter sentiment. Here in central Indiana, the state of real estate remains encouraging. Most signs are positive. In July, 2,219 homes pended, an increase of 9.7 percent over July 2011. For the first seven months of 2012, home sales rose 14.3 – an increase of 1,934 homes – from the same time period last year. Specifically in Boone County, July home sales climb at a modest rate. • Home sales are encouraging in Boone County. In July 2012 pended home sales rose to 85 – a slight increase of 4 homes from July 2011. • For the first seven months of 2012, Boone County home sales spiked to 591 – an increase of 15.9 percent from the same Three ways – Looking to find yield in your investments? Exchange-traded funds offer a wealth of smart options for investors on the hunt for healthy dividends. Research these: Vanguard Dividend Appreciation, Ishares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index and Wisdomtree Emerging Markets Equity. -

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time period last year. • In Zionsville, pended home sales remain unchanged for the month. In July 2011 and 2012, 41 homes pended. • Buyers in Zionsville continue to take advantage of competitive prices. Of the homes that pended, 17 were less than $299,999; 19 were $300,000 - $499,999; and five were $500,000 - $999,999. • Home prices are up in Zionsville. In July 2012, the average home cost was $370,693 – an increase of $19,545 from July 2011. • Inventory is tightening. In July 2012, 245 homes were available for sale in Zionsville. In July 2011, 292 homes were on the market. As fall approaches, it’s typical to see a market slowdown. It’s also common for consumers to become more cautious about making major decisions as the November elections approach. Still, we are encouraged by the direction of the market this year; inventory continues to decrease while prices and sales increase. Save it up – It’s back to school time, which means your school-age children are that much closer to dipping into the college fund. Looking for the best plan? The Vanguard 529, Utah Educational Savings and College Advantage 529 Savings are three of the best. - cnnmoney. com


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Using affect/effect effectively Commentary by Jordan Fischer Question: “I’ve always had trouble using affect and effect correctly. What is the proper way to use them? Answer: The simple answer here is that, 90 percent of the time, affect with an “a” is a verb and effect with an “e” is a noun. For example, to use affect, you might say: “This year’s drought has negatively affected my tomato plants.” Conversely, to use effect, you would say: “The drought has had a negative effect on my tomato plants.” To look at it another way, to affect something is to take action to influence it. An effect is the resulting influence. When European explorers came to the Americas, for example, they affected the native populations by bringing in new diseases. The effect was sickness and death due to new strains of illness like small pox. To help you remember the common noun usage of effect, try to figure out if it would require an article (“a,” “an” or “the”) before the word. If you would say “an effect,” you’ll want to go with effect with an “e.” Things get a little hairier, however, with the other, less-common uses of affect and effect. When affect is used as a noun, it refers to feelings and emotions, or the appearance thereof. You will see this word used sometimes in reference to court cases as psychiatrists analyze a defendant’s

demeanor. After the recent shootings in Colorado, many news outlets reported on the flat, emotionless affect of James Holmes, the man charged with the crime. Wonderfully enough, you can also use affect in this way as a verb as well, for example: “Heath Ledger affected a psychotic demeanor for his role as the Joker.” Finally, we come to effect used as a verb, which is tricky enough that many dictionaries even define it this way: “to produce as an effect.” Helpful, right? I find the easiest way to remember this usage is to think of it as bringing about a specific change or accomplishment. A new helmet law might, for example, effect a 10 percent reduction in head trauma in motorcyclists. A contestant on “The Biggest Loser” might effect a 100-pound weight loss – which, of course, would affect his or her figure. In this usage, you will find often that article we looked for earlier after the verb instead of before it (“effect a change” versus “an effect”). Affect and effect still be tricky, even if you have the rules down. But, if you look for articles, and try to keep in mind where the action is going, your grammar should remain effective … most of the time. Jordan Fischer is an editor and investigative reporter for Current Publishing. To ask Jordan a grammar question, write him at jordan@

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Family vacation...not so perfected Commentary by Annie Rogers

Recently I wrote about Adventures by Disney and the fact that they have mastered the family vacation. Apparently, I do not exude the same magic! Last week, I rented an RV and did a 10-day tour of South Dakota’s Corn Palace, Badlands, Mount Rushmore and others, with the culmination being Glacier National Park. I have five children, and a nine-month old grandchild. I brought them all. Additionally, I have been dating Rory for two years; he has no children and was crazy enough to come. When friends heard our intentions, they would say what a wonderful time we would have, then pull Rory aside and ask him if he needed to be institutionalized. We left three hours late. The baby got sick; I knew it was a mild virus and would pass. What I did not count on was him being contagious. We got as far as the Wisconsin Dells when it started – Rory no longer could travel. By morning, another child was down for the count, the refrigerator was not working and the air conditioning died. The RV was sweltering and people were sick – we stopped just over the South Dakota border. The next morning, a technician told me I could run the cabin generator’s AC. If you



wonder what kind of mileage you get with a 31-foot RV, the answer is about nine miles per gallon. If you have ever wondered if running the cabin generator uses more gas, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ After the third stop for gas in about as many hours, we were getting 5.4 MPG. In the end, I accomplished what I set out to do: create a story to be passed down through at least a couple of generations. There was no TV for distraction or friends coming over. There was just family with all its blemishes. Perhaps I created a little magic after all! Annie Rogers is the owner of Zionsville Travel. It is located at 115 S. Main St., Zionsville. You can reach her at 587-1759 or at annie@ For the full column, visit

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The Stratford Hires Medical Director to Focus on Transitional Care Partnerships.

CARMEL, Ind.– The Stratford, a retirement community located in Carmel, Ind., announced today that Dr. Kevin Helms with Advanced Healthcare Associates will serve as the community’s new medical director. According to The Stratford’s Executive Director Sam Carrillo, the relationship is designed to improve care coordination between the continuing care retirement community and local hospitals such as St. Vincent Carmel and IU Health- North, the Indiana University hospital located less than 10 miles from The Stratford. “Research by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services consistently suggest that we can dramatically improve the quality of our assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services by working more closely with local acute-care providers,” said Carrillo. “Dr. Helms’ experience as a former internist at IU North who helped develop their transitional care program will be an enormous asset to our community.” Transitional (or coordinated) care is a new model gaining momentum among acute-care providers throughout the country as they struggle to find a way to prevent unnecessary re-hospitalizations by providing better care outside of expensive hospital settings. Transitional care models take a holistic approach to evaluating the quality of care a person receives by looking at the entire care episode – from their initial admittance to a hospital to their health outcomes up to 90 days following their discharge from the hospital.

Since older adults are particularly vulnerable following an admission or discharge from a hospital, long-term care providers, especially those who offer skilled nursing services, are working more closely with hospitals to improve the process. Dr. Helms is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and graduated from Indiana University’s School of Medicine in 1997. Before joining Advanced Healthcare Associates, he served as an Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Hospitalist at IU Health – North for 12 years. Dr. Helms is a member of the American Medical Directors Association and the Indiana State Medical Society. For more information about the transitional care options available at The Stratford contact the community by phone at 317-733-6601 or by visiting About The Stratford The Stratford is an active retirement community located in the Village at WestClay which helps members live longer, healthier and happier lives by offering an array of amenities including maintenancefree living, daily fine dining, weekly housekeeping, a nationally recognized wellness program and continuing-care health services. Members can choose from a variety of floor plans including singlefamily cottage homes and condominium-style villas. Assisted living, Alzheimer’s care and skilled-nursing rooms are also available for those who need to make a transition from independent living. More information about The Stratford can be found by visiting



Making dream kitchens a reality Commenaty by Dave Decker

Whether you are building from a blank page or renovating an existing space, creating your dream kitchen is an exhilarating journey, and at times a huge undertaking. It is one that will have a profound ripple effect throughout the entire home. As the kitchen acts as the grounding space for our lives, a calm, organized space benefits every other room in the home. However, renovating a kitchen is no small task and requires a near-infinite amount of planning and patience coupled with an ability to be flexible and go with the ebbs and flows the project presents. The more time you spend in the thinking, preparing and design collection phase, the greater the likelihood that you’re going to be extremely pleased with the end result. Just as any successful company has a vision and clear mission statement that acts as a compass to point it toward an end goal, so should homeowners. This will allow you to stay focused on the larger picture and not get sidetracked in the process. The first step is deciding the feel and look you want for your dream kitchen. If you are not sure what this entails, spend a good amount of time researching the Web and showrooms in your area to see what draws your attention. Whether it is sleek and modern, or traditional and timeless, a design theme you are drawn to will begin to take shape and emerge. Also, do not forget

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Fire features bring you closer Lanscaping by Randy Sorrell

What could possibly be more romantic, provocative and inviting than a warming fire feature on a cool evening? It’s a fantastic way to create mood, kids dig it and couples seem to migrate closer to each other when the flames begin to dance. There is likely a fire feature for you, regardless of your preferred style Natural Boulder fire pits speak volumes to an outdoor living space. They create an instantly relaxed atmosphere and work well in both casual and semi-formal areas. We love to sneak them into the side of a stone patio straddling the lawn so chairs can be snuggled up to them as boulders meet nature. They’re very cost-effective and leave space in the budget for other amenities that may get appreciated more, like night lighting or an upgrade to a travertine patio instead of traditional pavers. Formal Of course, everyone would love a dreamy outdoor fireplace constructed of brick and mortar to echo the house with a limestone mantel

and bluestone inserts for detail. But, cost can get in the way. These serious structures require as much effort below ground as they do above with concrete footers and a truck-load of cinder block. Well-planned construction details are critical so that the smoke actually finds its way in the chimney instead of the patio living space. Smoke inhalation is no fun. Gas is an appreciated convenience that triples the usage and enjoyment. Its flames can be employed as a simple starter or for the warming impact as well, avoiding the aftertaste of burnt wood as it twists its way through rustic cobble or eclectic tumble glass. Your home will decide the preferred materials, as well as the selection of a natural or formal setting. Expect to savor the warmth, the urge to snuggle and the laughter that marries itself to fire features. Randy Sorrell is president of SURROUNDINGS by NatureWorks+, a Carmel home improvement firm. He may be reached at 317-679-2565, or

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Be Part of Something Big Xerox Services has immediate positions for Customer Service Representatives Walk-ins Welcome! Monday to Friday, from 9am-4pm Questions? Call 765-778-6219 Apply in person: 2828 Enterprise Drive Anderson, IN 46013 Must pass background and drug screen. Search job #12023053 in Careers


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Mortgage Loan Officer 2 licensed Loan Officer needed for selling FHA, VA, USDA, DU Refi, or LP open access loans from our phone center in Noblesville. Must love phones, people and mortgage business. Licensing assistance available for qualified candidate. $1500/ week potential. Health insurance available. Call Chris 317-759-5637 or email resume to

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Carmel Company looking for assistance w/ variety of office duties to include Acct., Bsns Dev, filing... Strong computer aptitude required. Potential to full time. Email resume to

Trim Carpenter Wanted Contract Work – Hours vary No experience necessary Must have own vehicle Pay based on experience Call 317-459-6405 for information


Residential cleaning company in Fishers seeking FULL time housecleaners. M-F 8am-5pm.  Need reliable transportation and great attitude.  To apply: Call 579-1988 or email monika@


Work in; Noblesville and surrounding areas. Homemaker, CNA, HHA, LPN and RN’s Great Pay and flexible hours. 1-866-906-7444 ISS/ISHHA/EOE


CrownPointe of Carmel Assisted Living Is hiring for CNAs, QMAs, Housekeeping, and dietary. Please call Angela – (317)-818-1786


Three Ds’ Pub & Cafe now hiring experienced Baristas for the morning and afternoon shift. Please send resume in care of: Erin Heller 13644 N Meridian St. Carmel, IN 46033.

EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETERS Carmel Clay School Corporation is accepting applications for Educational Interpreters and Substitute Educational Interpreters. Will facilitate communication between deaf and hard of hearing students in classroom setting, will attend conferences and other school activities, as needed. Will provide expressive and voice interpreting (such as ASL and/or oral interpreting). $21.31 - $27.12 per hour, Substitute earns $20.53 per hour. Salary credit given for interpreting experience. Must be able to pass criminal history check. Will work school calendar. Full time positions are benefits eligible first day of the month following 90 days of employment. Apply on-line to AA/EOE


Servers Housekeeping Front Desk Maintenance Technician Apply in Person! 11925 N. Meridian Street Carmel, 46032 (317) 816-0777

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