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Summer’s here and Hoosiers are ready to party! Fortunately, Indiana provides plenty of opportunities with colorful festivals worth marking your calendar and hitting the road for.



Carmel Fest

Canal Days Festival

July 3-4 Crank up the community spirit. Carmel celebrates the Fourth with a patriotic parade, live entertainment, food, shopping, a dedicated KidZone and, of course, a fabulous fireworks display. The Rotary Club of Carmel sponsors this locally beloved annual event.

July 4-5 The 1850s canal era lives on at Delphi’s Wabash & Erie Canal during Fourth of July weekend, commemorated with canal boat rides, narrated trail walks, art demonstrations, music, food and an interactive museum.

Carmel Civic Square,

Madison Regatta July 3-5 Set a course south to this charming river town, where crowds converge on the banks of the Ohio River each Fourth of July weekend for extreme boat racing. The Indiana Governor’s Cup launches the annual H1 Unlimited Racing season. (812) 274-0400,

Canal Park, (765) 564-2870,

Inaugural Arts Crawl July 10, 6-9 p.m. The City of Fishers invites you to its inaugural Arts Crawl. Walk, bike or drive to the Nickel Plate District and spend the evening on a free, self-guided art tour. Browse local and regional talent from 25 artists representing live performances, mixed media, photography, glass blowing and more! Pack a blanket and stick around for AMP After Dark with Jennie Devoe. Nickel Plate District,

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Three Rivers Festival July 10-18 Held at the spot where the St. Mary, St. Joseph and Maumee rivers converge, this Fort Wayne summer tradition draws nearly 500,000 visitors for a week of family-friendly fun. Highlights include concerts, river game competitions, a bed race, an interactive International Village and a juried art show. (260) 426-5556,

Culver Lake Fest July 17-19 Sun-and-fun seekers take over the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee for a weekend of waterfront activities that include a parade, sailboat and kayak races, a bass fishing tournament, music, food and fireworks that launch from the middle of the lake. Culver Town Park, (574) 8428830,

Pierogi Fest July 24-26 Feast your eyes, and your stomach, on Polish pierogi dumplings stuffed with sweet and savory fillings. The official Mr. Pierogi, Ms. Paczki and Halupki Guy mascots mix and mingle to make sure everyone has a good time. Don’t miss the International Polka Parade led by a precision lawnmower drill team. Downtown Whiting, (219) 6590292,



Biggest Block Party Ever July 25 Zip down I-65 when Columbus pulls out all the stops for its signature summer bash. Three stages of live music, food from downtown restaurants, beer, wine, kids’ stuff — the gang’s all here! To sweeten the deal, all proceeds from the party benefit the Columbus Area Arts Council. Downtown Columbus, (812) 3762534,

Jasper Strassenfest July 30-Aug. 2 What better way to make the most of Jasper’s deep German roots than with authentic food, music, games and fun just like in the old country? A ceremonial keg tapping kicks off the festivities. Prost! (812) 482-6866,

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Aug. 20-Sept. 11 Each year, young artists bring the words of the great Bard to life at the University of Notre Dame. The 2015 production schedule includes Love’s Labor’s Lost, The Winter’s Tale and several free performances. (574) 631-3777,

Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Aug. 21-22 Prep your tastebuds for feasting during this annual riverfront barbecue cookoff. Great music, a 5K, food, the Piglet Pen kids’ play

area, boat rides and a ribeating contest are all part of the package. Bicentennial Park at 106 W. Vaughn Dr., (812) 265-2956,

Swiss Wine Festival Aug. 27-30 Did you know Switzerland County, Ind., was the first commercial wine-producing region in the U.S.? Sip and celebrate the local vintages during the 44th annual Swiss Wine Festival in quaint Vevay on the Ohio riverbanks. Paul Ogle Riverfront Park, (812) 427-9463,

Bacon, Blues and Brew Music and Arts Festival Aug. 28-30 The indulgent trifecta of beer, bacon and music makes for a winning weekend of fun in Batesville. Walhill Farm, 857 Six Pine Ranch Road, (812) 934-2600,

GreekFest Aug. 28-30 The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Carmel kicks up its heels for three days of Greek food, fun and festivity during this annual cultural celebration event. Opa! 3500 W. 106th St., (317) 733-3033,

Marshall County Blueberry Festival Sept. 4-7 Although the season to pick fresh blueberries is over with by the time this Plymouth, Ind., festival rolls around, there are still plenty of opportunities to feast. Just think — blueberry pie, blueberry cheesecake, blueberry muffins, blueberry ice cream sundaes, blueberry donuts … Centennial Park, (888) 936-5020,

Heritage Festival Sept. 12-13 With an authentic mummy, miniatures and antiques galore, the Wayne County Historical Museum in Richmond makes a fascinating field trip any time of the year. See it all and learn some interesting eastern Indiana lore during this popular annual party. 1150 N. A St., (765) 962-5756,

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival


You don’t have to go far to reap the bounty of Hoosier harvests. Local farmers markets are the perfect places to stock up on wholesome fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, cheese, eggs and baked goods throughout the summer season:

Broad Ripple Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon Parking lot behind Broad Ripple High School

Sept. 12 Whether your tastes run toward savory or sweet, the 37th annual tribute to Orville Redenbacher is packed with fluffy fun. The all-day event features a parade that highlights floats made of popcorn, as well as craft and food vendors, a Popcorn Panic 5K, and live music from Poi Dog Pondering.

Carmel Farmers Market

Downtown Valparaiso, (219) 4648332,

Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Traders Point Creamery

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Center for the Performing Arts

Fishers Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon Fishers City Hall, Nickel Plate Park

The Green Market

The Market at Hague



Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon Lawrence North High School north parking lot

Noblesville Main Street Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon Riverview Hospital overflow lot

The Original Farmers’ Market at Indianapolis City Market Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Downtown Indianapolis, on Market Street between Delaware and Alabama streets

Saxony Market Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saxony, Fishers

Zionsville Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 8-11 a.m. Downtown Zionsville, corner of Hawthorne and Main streets




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Every closet needs a top like this. It’s loose-fitting, long and perfect for layering (even in fall).


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One in every shade? Yes please. These softies are made for layering. Zenana Outfitters Layering Tank, $10




Add a little something extra. We love the elongating look of this pendant in brushed gold. Gold Pendant Necklace (with matching earrings), $24



Cuff ‘em, roll ‘em or keep ‘em lengthy. You can’t go wrong either way with these denim duds. Mind Code Los Angeles Jeans, $48



Keep it simple with this nauticalinspired knotted bracelet. It just might be the missing piece to your trendy stack. Coral Knot Bracelet, $16





When you want to carry the bare minimum, opt for a simple clutch. We’ve fallen hard for this chic leather neautral number. Leather Feather Stone Grey Clutch, $78



These casual kicks are a nice touch to your Saturday. Ankle straps keep them — and you — grounded while you buzz from place to place. Wild Diva Lounge Venus Suede Shoes, $28

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VARICOSE VEINS MYTHS VS. FACTS There is a lot of inaccurate information out there about varicose veins. Dr. Schoonover shares the facts about varicose veins and venous disease. Myth #1: Vein disease occurs only in older people. Fact: The primary cause of varicose vein disease is hereditary so it is not unusual to find

Jeffery P. Schoonover, MD FAAFP, RVT, RPVI, Diplomate, American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

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varicose veins in young adults who have a strong family history. While growing older slightly increases one’s risk for varicose veins because of the wear and tear on the valves that regulate venous blood flow, we can experience varicose veins at any age. Anyone who leads a sedentary lifestyle, has significant weight gain, has a standing occupation or becomes pregnant is at risk.

Myth #2: Vein stripping is the best way to treat varicose veins. Fact: Vein stripping is an outdated treatment that requires surgery and anesthesia. Unfortunately, vein stripping has a much higher recurrence rate than endovenous laser ablation, a minimally invasive treatment we do in the office that does not require general anesthesia.

Myth #3: Varicose veins do not need to be treated. Fact: Untreated varicose veins can lead to serious complications such as stasis dermatitis or inflammation of the skin; cellulitis, which is an infection of the skin; or venous leg ulcers, which are open sores on the legs that can be difficult to heal. Varicose veins should not be ignored.

Myth #4: Men are not at risk for developing varicose veins. Fact: Nearly half of all men will suffer from varicose veins at some point in their life, which often leads to pain and a decreased activity level. Treatment will alleviate the pain and allow the male patient to return to a higher level of activity.

Myth #5: Crossing your legs leads to varicose veins. Fact: Crossing your legs does not cause varicose veins! While crossed legs put additional pressure on the veins, it is not nearly enough to cause varicose veins.

Myth #6: Varicose veins cannot be prevented. Fact: While there is no way to absolutely prevent varicose veins, there are several things you can do to decrease your risk. Avoid prolonged standing, wear medical grade compression stockings when standing for long periods or traveling, get up and walk around frequently, and maintain a healthy weight. If there are concerns of leg aching, pain, and ankle swelling, an additional evaluation by a venous and lymphatic disease specialist may also help.

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Ashley is a hairstylist and makeup artist at Sass Salon Studio at Salon Etc. in Fishers. She specializes in dimensional color, highlights and airbrush makeup. In this issue, Ashley made model Danielle Ireland’s hair and makeup look luscious and natural in “Jetsetting Dress.”



EDITOR Casey Kenley

HOME AND FASHION Erica Sagon fashion feature stylist Cassandra Perry home/fashion contributor Susan Beckwith fashion contributor Mackenzie McGilvery fashion intern


Susan is winning over hearts and audiences with her “make-over ministry.” This petite powerhouse encourages girls and women of all shapes and sizes to have fun with fashion. Full of spunk and sass, she is perfect for connecting with girls and women who need encouragement and direction on the latest beauty and fashion trends. Find her in “What Would Susan Wear” or at

WRITERS Judy Burnett Amy Lynch Tracy Line Courtney Leach

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Whonsetler lead photographer Lindsey McVey graphic designer/stylist Wil Foster illustrator Julie Taylor-Reed ad designer Sara Stellema ad designer Michelle Thompson ad designer


Lindsey is from Noblesville, Ind. She recently graduated from Indiana University with majors in public relations, advertising and graphic design with a minor in studio art. She has a special place in her heart for peony flowers, succulents, her English Bulldog Hank and pizza. When not working at Kit she enjoys summer concerts and farmers markets, fishing, golfing, photography, painting, Pinteresting and reading magazines. Eventually, Lindsey hopes to pursue a career in creative directing.

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Meet Mackenzie, our summer intern from Noblesville, Ind. Mackenzie is a senior at Ball State University studying marketing and fashion merchandising. After graduation, she hopes to work on the corporate side of retail, for a print publication or in visual merchandise marketing. When not at school, Mackenzie loves flowers, traveling, home décor, antique jewelry, crafting, reading magazines, collecting pineapple paraphernalia and saving food recipes. Fun Fact: Mackenzie owns over 50 bottles of nail polish. You can see her work throughout this issue, as well as on our blog at

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FRESH EYES Thank you, thank you, thank you to our interns, Mackenzie McGilvrey and Lindsey McVey. We’ve been so fortunate to have a couple of such hardworking, talented and excited worker bees on our staff this summer. They’ve brought great new ideas, excitement and life to our team, and have definitely helped to put a little more pep in my step at work each day. I’ve personally known Mackenzie since her early high school years, and it’s been really fun to watch her grow and develop a strong work ethic. She’s now in her final year at Ball State University majoring in marketing and fashion merchandising. Mackenzie has brought creative marketing ideas to the magazine during her time here, and has a great eye for fashion and styling. Lindsey is my daughter, and so I must admit, we were both a little reluctant about her interning at Kit and working for her mom. However, it turns out that it has been really beneficial for both her and me, and working together has been a true pleasure. Lindsey graduated from Indiana University this year with degrees in public relations, advertising and graphic design, and has a natural talent for styling and design. Having her eyes behind the camera at our shoots has been a huge asset for us. Perhaps the best thing about having these young ladies on staff has been the genuine excitement and enthusiasm they’ve brought to the table where the magazine is concerned. They both love what they’re doing, and it shows in the end product. They’ve contributed to much of the creative work in this issue, which has given them both hands-on, realworld experience in styling, photography, social media, blogging, photo shoots and events. We are certainly keeping them busy, and I hope they enjoy working here as much as we enjoy having them. The professional preparation these girls have received from their respective schools speaks well to both Ball State and to IU. We wish them the brightest of futures!




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SUMMER BEAUTY FAVES Text by Erica Sagon | Photos provided


Looking chic despite the heat requires just a few smart beauty products. Here are six essentials that belong in your makeup bag, purse and beach tote.




This water-resistant mascara forms little tubes around your lashes to lock in length and volume. It won’t clump or smudge, so it can really keep up on summer days, even against sweat and water. Benefit mascara, $26 at Turkle & Associates and Phases Skin Care and Laser Center



Honest Company SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray, $13.95 at

Sun Bum Sea Spray, $14.99 at

Easy to apply and quick to dry, this is a sunscreen that the whole family can use. It’s a lightweight, plantbased formula made without harsh chemicals.



Summer can be harsh on your face. Give the delicate area around your eyes a little TLC with this serum that promises to lift, firm, smooth, hydrate and restore youthfulness.

Fake that sun-kissed look with these exfoliating self-tanner wipes. No streaks, no orange hue, no weird smell — just radiant skin. It’s about time!

Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective EyeOpening Serum, $48 at

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pads (20 wipes), $35 at Sephora

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Whether you’ve spent the day on the beach, or just want to look like you did, spritz this on damp hair for tousled waves, volume and texture — minus the frizz.


This lightweight balm makes lips feel baby-soft, with the perfect sheen and just a hint of color. Tuck a tube into your everyday bag and use it day and night. Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Pink Punch, $2.99 at Target


Rethinking Breast Cancer It’s a frightening reality: 1 in 8 women, at some point in their lives, will be diagnosed with breast cancer. For many, the fear of that fact looms as a dark, foreboding cloud on the horizon, a gnawing in the pit of the stomach. “1 in 8? Wow, that could be me!” The anxiety is real and understandable. The problem, however, is that the fear of breast cancer often results in women making health-care decisions based on that fear, rather than on sound medical evidence. Like the decision to get an annual mammogram. For many years now, physicians have recommended yearly mammograms for all women starting at age 40. I know. I used to be one of them. There’s just one problem with that recommendation: The evidence simply doesn’t support it. In fact, there’s a growing concern that, in the final analysis, screening mammograms for normal-risk women may actually be more harmful than helpful. Harmful? Really? How? Well, first of all, mammography involves radiation, and radiation can trigger the start of cancer. The dose is small, and the risk is small, but women should be told that the risk is there. Secondly, there’s the risk of having a “non-diagnostic” result. Something doesn’t look quite right, but we’re not sure exactly what it is. We need more images, more pictures. Translation: more radiation, more risk. Thirdly, there’s the possibility of a “false positive” reading. Something’s clearly abnormal, so now we need a biopsy. Anxiety goes through the roof. Then there’s the painful procedure and the recovery process. Thankfully, it turns out to be nothing. It’s benign. Whew! Dodged a bullet. This time. Finally, there’s the fact that 22% of all breast cancers identified using mammography represent over-diagnosis. Yes, a cancer is there, but it’ll never be fatal. The result? Thousands of women go through painful, life-changing, and health-changing treatments even though their lives are not at risk. Added all together, that’s a lot of risk. Unfortunately, few women are ever informed of that risk, and that’s wrong. Women need to know. They have the right to know. Women also have the right to know that the benefits of screening mammography have long been overstated. In a recent analysis of the largest mammography study ever done, The British Medical Journal concludes that “annual mammography in women aged 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond that of physical examination…”


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Fortunately, however, women are beginning to take notice, ask questions, and challenge the status quo. The tide is turning. Here in the US, it’s happening slowly. Others are moving more quickly. Take the Swiss, for example. Last year, the Swiss Medical Board recommended that mammogram screening for average-risk women be phased out. Why? The evidence doesn’t support it. And, in an essay following up on that decision, The New England Journal of Medicine concludes that mammography screening is “hard to justify.” So, what’s a woman to do? First of all, acknowledge that while early detection is important, it’s even more crucial to take steps to prevent cancer from starting in the first place. Prevention first. Want to learn more? Stay tuned to Part 2 in the next edition of Kit. The best is yet to come. Want to learn more? Stay tuned to Part 2 in the next edition of Kit.

ACHIEVING A FLATTER & FIRMER ABDOMEN Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jan Turkle explains how a tummy tuck can give you an abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your weight and body type


f you have a protruding stomach but are otherwise in relatively good shape, it may be due to aging, heredity, pregnancy or weight fluctuations. In some cases, your abdominal contour can be improved by non-surgical treatments such as CoolSculpting. However, if your abdominal muscles are weak or separated or you have excess or lax skin, a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is the only effective treatment. In a tummy tuck, excess fat and skin are removed and weakened muscles are repaired to create a smoother and firmer abdomen. A tummy tuck is not a replacement for weight loss or exercise. The results are permanent as long as your weight does not fluctuate significantly. A tummy tuck will not correct stretch marks although they may be removed if they are located on the excess skin that will be excised during the surgery. Anyone anticipating significant weight loss or future pregnancies is advised to wait to have a tummy tuck until after her weight has stabilized or her family is complete. A tummy tuck is most often performed in a surgery center under general anesthesia. A large incision is made from hip to hip between the pubis and the navel, and a second around the navel. The skin is lifted and the weakened abdominal muscles are brought back together with sutures. The excess skin and fat are removed and a new opening for the belly button is created. A small amount of liposuction is usually performed at the same time. For most patients it is not necessary to insert a drain following surgery. During recovery, the patient is asked to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and support the abdomen while it heals. We encourage our patients to begin walking immediately but to avoid cardio activities for two weeks. No strenuous lifting or exercise is advised for six weeks. Most people can return to driving and a desk job in 10 to 14 days. The best candidate for a tummy tuck is in good health and at a reasonable weight. For smokers, cessation of tobacco consumption is essential for proper healing. A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is required to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you.

Dr. Turkle will give a free tummy tuck webinar on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. Go to to register.

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If you’d like to learn more about these or any of our other procedures, call 317-848-0001 to arrange a consultation.

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Mood Food The body and its organ systems

are hardwired to work together and function as a team. One area of imbalance will inadvertently affect another area. Like the mobile over your baby’s crib, touching one part of the system causes all parts of the system to move. Think of your brain as the engine of the body, and food as its fuel. If the fuel source is not optimal, the brain is not going to function correctly.


How do I know if my diet is negatively affecting my mood?

Because the gut is intimately involved in serotonin activity, we know that our diet can have a huge impact on our mood. We have the ability to easily assess what foods may be impacting your mood (as well as energy and sleep) negatively.


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I’ve heard a lot about serotonin & GABA & their roles in depression & anxiety? What’s the link?

Serotonin & GABA are neurotransmitters that are produced by the body and are linked to many aspects of feelings of happiness and well-being, as well as sexual desire, appetite, sleep, memory and learning, anxiety, OCD, panic and even anger. What most people do NOT know, is that as much as 80 - 85% of serotonin activity occurs in the gut, not in the brain.


Danielle Martin, Dietitian Living with Intention, INC

What are some of the most common food “mood busters”? To answer this question, ask yourself the following questions:

Am I drinking my calories? This is predominately true of soda, diet soda, and juice, but can also include weight-loss shakes, and premade smoothies that are likely high in sugar & toxic chemicals. Do my meals come pre-packaged in a box or can? Pre-packaged foods, while convenient, contain preservatives and toxins that do harm to your neurotransmitters. This is even true of the packaging the food comes in. A few examples include Lean Cuisine, Hamburger Helper, any type of TV dinner or even frozen microwaveable vegetable steamers.

Do I crave/consume a lot of sugar? Sugar comes in many forms. Not only does this include eating from the candy jar at work, but also consuming carbohydrate rich foods such as fruit, bread, pizza & cereal. Do I skip breakfast? Consuming a healthy, high-protein breakfast is key to promoting a positive mood and mental acuity throughout the day. Do I use alcohol to “relax” or “unwind”? While alcohol has the immediate effect of relieving our feelings of stress or worry, it is in fact a depressant that negatively impacts our mood, lessens our inhibitions, and disrupts our sleep.

MOOD BOOSTERS Wild salmon/fish Tomatoes Walnuts and raw pumpkin seeds Dark, leafy veggies Berries Grass-fed meats Eggs

MOOD BUSTERS Candy Soda & caffeine (diet, too) Processed foods (pizza, chips, luncheon meats) Margarine Bagels Peanuts

Danielle is available for individual consultation, as well as working in conjunction with the medical and counseling staff at Living with Intention. To learn more about Danielle, and her services, visit




As a parent, every Sunday serves up the same desperate process of planning the week’s menu. The truth is, my husband and I intend to cook nutritious, whole foods for our three little diners, but with hurdles like discipline, cost and information overload, a win can be hard to come by. The Environmental Working Group estimates there are more than 10,000 food additives found in products on supermarket shelves, and study after study shows the deficiencies and failures of our food system. An apple, for example, is not what it seems. The popular fruit tops the EWG’s Dirty Dozen list of produce treated with harmful pesticides. So, unless it’s organic, an apple a day could in fact keep nothing at bay. (Find the complete Dirty Dozen list at

Buzzwords like “grass-fed,” “GMO,” “cage-free” and “free-range” trail and twist through our minds as we shop. The information can be exhausting, but the goal is always the same: Feed our loved ones (and let’s not forget ourselves) the best foods for lifelong wellness. Danielle Martin, a dietician at Living With Intention Inc., knows the struggle well. “The term ‘clean eating’ has become commonly used among the nutrition-conscious crowd,” she says.   “While some misuse this way of eating as a short-term fad diet, others have been able to appropriately apply clean-eating concepts and make long-term lifestyle changes. Since the goal of this pattern is to promote an overall healthy lifestyle, children benefit from eating this way early on in life.”


8 RULES FOR FEEDING YOUR FAMILY With Danielle’s foolproof guidelines, you can dish up balanced meals to keep your crew energetic, happy and fabulously full. 1. Don't sugarcoat your drinks.

5. Get creative (sneaky) with vegetables.

This can be a tough change for families, but its importance can't be overstated. While in theory, 8 ounces of 100 percent fruit juice is more nutritious than 8 ounces of soda, there are more similarities than differences. Avoid sugary beverages altogether. Rather, provide water and a piece of whole fruit. That way, you are ensuring your child is hydrated and benefiting from all the vitamins, minerals and fiber the fruit offers.

First, offer a vegetable at every single meal. The more exposure a child has to a particular food, the higher the likelihood of them trying and eventually liking it. Another option would be to steam and finely chop vegetables, and then add them to whatever you’re cooking, like spaghetti or a casserole.

2. Become the queen of 'kid's meals.' Instead of filling your freezer with store-bought chicken nuggets and fries, you can make similar items from scratch that your child, and you, will love. For example, freshly breaded chicken and baked sweet potato fries are a quick, easy alternative to the common kid’s meal.

3. Choose quick-read labels. While it’s preferable to consume food that doesn’t require a food label, sometimes it’s unavoidable. Look for labels with 3-5 ingredients or fewer. If you see an ingredient that’s completely unrecognizable, just put the package back.

4. Go whole or go home. Avoid refined grains such as white rice, white bread and regular white pasta, and opt for oatmeal, brown and wild rice, and quinoa for whole grain health benefits.

THE TERRIBLE, TOXIC THREE. While the following is in no way a comprehensive list of foods that are detrimental to children, these three top the list for Dr. Stephen P. Elliott of Living With Intention Inc.

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6. Leave no meal to chance. Danielle recommends planning at least 3-5 days worth of meals. This will help you avoid frantically searching for something to cook and ending up in line at the nearest fast food chain.

7. Wear blinders in the grocery. Don't be swayed by pretty packaging and "deals." Prepare a grocery list based off of your planned meals and do not deviate from the list. This will help you dodge food temptations and budget issues.

8. Be brave and healthy for your kids. If you model proper eating habits for your children, they will follow. Eat as a family whenever possible, decrease the number of distractions during mealtime (especially screens), and try new, healthy items that even you might be skeptical of.


CANDY. With no nutrient value whatsoever, candy simply triggers cravings for more candy. Over time, it sets the stage for diabetes and practically every chronic disease.


SODA. High in calories, sugar and boneweakening phosphorous, soda has no redeeming value. Drink none. Never. Ever. Really, not ever. Period.


CEREAL. Avoid them all. Think of cereal as "breakfast candy." It’s essentially just carbs, and breakfast is the absolute worst time to consume carbohydrates. Go for bacon and eggs instead.



Packing for a summer trip? Let a cool palette be your guide: blue hues, lightened-up denim and breezy whites. The best travel companions are easy dresses, embroidered blouses, cute shorts and a trusty jean jacket, all with a mix-andmatch feel. Whether you’re headed to Lake Michigan for a weekend or the West Coast for a week, here are outfit ideas for your summer getaway.

Styling and text by Erica Sagon Photos by Chris Whonsetler Model: Danielle Ireland of Helen Wells Agency

festival bound A relaxed boho top with lightenedup skinny jeans are just right for concerts, street festivals or an impromptu brunch. La Blanca kimono-style cover-up, $129 at Macy’s Tommy Hilfiger skinny “Moulante” jean, $69.50 at Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Lucky Brand bangle, $59 at Macy’s


Remi & Reid tote (includes coordinating cross-body purse), $148 at 14 Districts Weekend Nine West “Jaxey” sandals, $49.99 at Nine West Outlet

Flat-out fabulous

Nine West “Sundance” sandals, $39.99 at Nine West Outlet

Nine West “Playa Date” sandals, $49.99 at Nine West Outlet


Birkenstock “Gizeh” sandals, $94.95 at Nordstrom



Whether your plans call for checking out a microbrewery or a museum, a pair of polished shorts and a jean jacket will always do the trick for an afternoon of fun. Mavi “Samantha” denim jacket, $128 at 14 Districts Weekend Embroidered tank, $44.99 at Loft Outlet Drawstring “Beachside” shorts, $49 at Athleta Lucky Brand silver-tone cuff, $55 at Macy’s Lucky Brand “Kavelli” espadrille wedges, $69 at Macy’s Fossil “Monica” cross-body bag, $88 at Macy’s

Lengths to fall in love with Printed shorts, $44.50 at Tommy Hilfiger Outlet

Linen “Creston” shorts, $54 at Athleta

INC International Concepts Regular Fit shorts, $49.50 at Macy’s


long on style


After spending hours relaxing at the pool, don't make a huge effort to get ready for the evening. A maxi dress keeps it easy. Just add a simple, bold cuff to this one-piece wonder, and you’re ready to meet up with friends. Lucky Brand maxi dress, $99 at Macy’s Fedora, $29.99 at Loft Outlet Pendant necklace, $34.99 at Loft Outlet Robert Lee Morris gold-tone cuff, $60 at Macy’s Lucky Brand “Kavelli” espadrille wedges, $69 at Macy’s

Coveted cuffs

Julie Alyward “Trinidad” cuff, $140 at

Silver-tone cuff, $9.99 at Target





don a draper

Shopping, sight-seeing, maybe happy hour on a pretty patio? When you don’t know where the day will take you, this is the kind of versatile outfit that’ll keep up with anything. Jones New York dress, $69 at Macy’s Necklace, $148 at 14 Districts Weekend

Fossil “Monica” cross-body bag, $88 at Macy’s Sofft “Pahana” espadrille wedges, $119 at Macy’s

On-the-go bags Drawstring bucket bag, $178 at Banana Republic

Sonoma Life + Style “Dallas” geo-print bag, $40 at Kohl’s

Jute cotton-blend tote, $39.99 at


easy evenings

All the buzzy restaurants seem to be casual, so getting ready for an amazing dinner doesn’t necessarily mean dressing up. Pull on jean shorts and a pretty top, and you’re set for the fun taco shop that all the locals love, and then mini-golf with the kids. Lucky Brand top, $99 at Macy’s Maison Jules tank top, $22.50 at Macy’s Loft denim shorts, $49.99 at Loft Outlet Lucky Brand gold-tone bangle, $45 at Macy’s Lucky Brand necklace, $49 at Macy’s Nine West “Jaxey” sandals, $49.99 at Nine West Outlet

More breezy tops

Gauze shirt, $32.94 at Old Navy


Top with lace details, $24.95 at H&M

“Ventina” pintuck linen tank, $125 at

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fine print

Feel like getting a little fancy for date night? Try a cute printed dress with wedges. Give the same dress a more casual spin on another day with a denim jacket and flat sandals. Drawstring-waist dress, $59.99 at Loft Outlet Lucky Brand necklace, $29.99 at Macy’s Vince Camuto “Lorin” drawstring bag, $248 at Macy’s Shoes, model’s own



“Rokayla” espadrille wedges, $118 at Tommy Bahama

Apt. 9 braided thong sandals, $39.99 at Kohl’s






The average life expectancy of a woman today is 82 years and rising. Most of us know women living well into their 90s. It is our responsibility to take charge of our own bodies to ensure that as we live longer, we live stronger. Make sure these six threats are on your health radar.


by Judy Burnett

1. Ovarian Cancer

The deadliest of gynecologic cancers, ovarian cancer is often called the silent killer. Its symptoms are vague, and the cancer is hard to detect until the late stages. Only about 15 percent of ovarian cancer patients are diagnosed early, and the five-year survival rate is just 46 percent. Common symptoms are bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficult eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary urgency or frequency. To help you stay on top of your ovarian health, women who have these symptoms nearly daily for more than a few weeks should see their gynecologist. Prompt medical evaluation, including a transvaginal ultrasound, is the key to early detection. These factors may increase your risk for ovarian cancer: »» being age 50+ »» infertility or having multiple exposures to infertility drugs »» Ashkenazi Jewish heritage »» personal history of breast, endometrial or colon cancer »» family history of ovarian, breast or colon cancer »» a long ovulation history: e.g. menstruating before age 12, never giving birth, having a first child after age 30, never taking oral contraceptives For more, go to

2. Lung Cancer

Attention, nonsmokers! Twenty percent of women diagnosed with lung cancer don't puff on cigarettes. Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer of women, and the five-year survival rate for women is 16 percent. Each year more women die of lung cancer than of breast, uterine and ovarian cancers combined. "Eighty percent of lung cancers are not operable," says Ahmad Saltagi M.D. a pulmonologist with Riverview Health. Dr. Saltagi says that is because it is found so late, when the tumor has grown quite large. He says symptoms include pain in the chest or back, weight loss, coughing up blood and pneumonia. If you experience any of these symptoms, see your doctor. According to Dr. Saltagi, besides smoking, causes of lung cancer may include secondhand smoke, exposure to radon, occupational exposure to carcinogens and pollution. Recent studies indicate infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) may increase risk. For more, go to


Autoimmunity is the cause of 100+ serious chronic illnesses 4. Alzheimer's disease

3. Osteoporosis

It's not fair, but a fact's a fact: 80 percent of Americans with osteoporosis are female. The disease weakens the bones, making them more likely to fracture. One in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis, and postmenopausal women are at the greatest risk. "Estrogen influences the growth and maturation of bone as well as regulates bone turnover in adults," says Mary P. Trainor M.D. of Noblesville OB/GYN. "Estrogen levels go up gradually and peak around age 30, and then gradually diminish until menopause occurs." Estrogen deficiency results in the formation of osteoclasts, which can lead to decreased bone mass, disturbed bone architecture and reduced bone strength — giving rise to osteoporosis. Dr. Trainor recommends that women have a bone density test at age 65. If you have one or more risk factors for osteoporosis, you should have a bone density test after menopause is diagnosed, and the risk factors include a lot of us. If you are Caucasian, thin, petite a smoker or have a family history of osteoporosis, you are at risk. "All postmenopausal women who have a fracture should have a DEXA scan regardless of age," Dr. Trainor says. For more, go to

Not to scare you, but if you have a brain, you are at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. According to the Alzheimer's Association, age is the greatest risk factor for the disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. While mammograms are top of mind for women in their 60s, this group is about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than breast cancer, with almost two-thirds of seniors living with Alzheimer's disease being female. It's not clear why Alzheimer's is more prevalent in women, but it is clear that we need to heed the warnings. Early onset Alzheimer's affects those younger than age 65. Scientists do not know why early onset occurs but believe there may be a genetic link. In the U.S., it is estimated that 200,000 people have early onset. Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed using a variety of tools such as medical and family history, family input about behavior or skills, cognitive tests, physical and neurological exams, and an MRI. While there is no cure for Alzheimer's, there are medications that can temporarily slow the progression of the disease or lessen the symptoms. If you have memory problems, write down your symptoms to discuss with your health care professional. For more, go to

5. Depression

Everyone feels blue sometimes, but if your sadness lasts more than a couple of weeks, you may be suffering from depression. Depression can occur at any age, but it's most common in women between the ages of 40 and 59. About twice as many women as men experience depression. Changes in hormone levels may increase a woman's depression risk. Life situations such as work-family balance, caring for aging parents, work overload and finances can add to the risk for depression. Symptoms of depression can include feeling sad, empty, hopeless, irritable, anxious or guilty. If your favorite activities no longer interest you, or you're unable to concentrate or remember details, take note of these symptoms. Signs of depression also include sleeping too much or an inability to sleep, or overeating or a disinterest in eating. Be aware of any unusual aches and pains such as headaches or cramps. If you have thoughts of suicide, you may be suffering from depression. If you have depression symptoms, talk to your primary care provider or a mental health professional. Usually therapy, sometimes combined with medication, is recommended to treat depression. For more, go to

6. Autoimmune diseases

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has named autoimmunity a major women's health issue. Seventy-five percent of Americans coping with autoimmune disease are women. Autoimmunity is the underlying cause of more than 100 serious chronic illnesses and is among the top 10 leading causes of death among women 65 and younger. Autoimmune disease refers to a group of illnesses that involves almost every human organ system. In this condition, the body's immune system becomes misdirected and attacks the organs it was designed to protect. Some of the most common autoimmune diseases in women include alopecia (hair loss), autoimmune hepatitis, celiac disease, Type 1 diabetes, Guillain-BarrĂŠ syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Symptoms of autoimmune disease vary widely, depending on the body system(s) affected. According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, it takes most autoimmune patients nearly five years and seeing five doctors to get a proper diagnosis. For more, go to

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Indiana’s Best Kept Secrets By Tracy Line

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS, RESTAURANTS & INNS FOR YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET LIST We’ve all got them — secret places we love to frequent. Part of us wants to share what we like about our favorite haunts, but there’s another side of us that prefers to keep quiet. We surreptitiously hope our travel treasures will forever remain ours and ours alone. But no more secrets: Kit is revealing Indiana’s best of the best, local restaurants, inns and attractions that have remained under the radar, until now. Read on to discover what you need to add to your Indiana travel bucket list.


Closer to home: Central Indiana THE DIANA, TIPTON: Who knew you could get change from a 20 at the movie theater? It’s pretty easy when you head to The Diana. Built in 1926, this historic movie theater offers fresh popped corn, inexpensive candy and ticket prices that won’t break the bank ($5/adults, $3/kids). Take the entire family out for a good time.

WARM GLOW CANDLE STORE, CENTERVILLE: Picture getting lost in the over 20,000-square-foot shopping area filled with Amish goods, home décor items and of course, candles. Grab a snack from the Stone Hearth Café and when you’re done, head to the (new) Watering Can garden center for flowers and garden décor. There’s so much to see here so give yourself plenty of time.

CARMEL CITY CENTER & THE PALLADIUM, CARMEL: They may not be a secret, but a travel list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning these two fine facilities. The City Center offers an amazing selection of fine restaurants. Top your night off by seeing a show or concert at the Palladium. The symmetrical design provides an elegant venue with amazing acoustics, it’s a treat for both the eyes and the ears.

SUN KING FISHERS TAP ROOM & SMALL-BATCH BREWERY, FISHERS: Indy’s first full-production brewing facility since 1948 is now Indy’s largest. With booming business comes expansion and Sun King is opening its second location July 1. The Sun King Fishers facility will have a tapping room and small-batch brewery complete with a threebarrel brewing system. Enjoy the same variety of award-winning brews in a new, cool atmosphere.

TINKER COFFEE, INDY: Coffee lovers will bond together at Tinker’s. What we love about this highend coffee company is that it offers a cupping class. Learn the origins of coffee, the details of the roasting process and experience a unique coffee tasting that’s as much fun as it is educational. GENERAL AMERICAN DONUTS, FOUNTAIN SQUARE, INDY: General American’s handcrafted donuts are a step up from your average donut. With unique flavors such as raspberry key lime, French toast with maple syrup, “The Sprankle,” and Coffee and Cream, you’ll soon fall in love. Made fresh daily, these quintessential treats are preservative-free and made from scratch: no pre-made mixes allowed. We love the eclectic atmosphere here, and while the donuts to are to die for, so is the coffee.

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FOSTER’S “E” STREET GALLERY, RICHMOND: Smack dab in the middle of Antique Alley (more on page 41), Foster’s is a great place for finding what you didn’t yet know you needed. This antique store and art gallery has over 5,000 square feet of art, coins, jewelry, watches, collectables and more. We love the vintage jewelry and love their prices even more.

Kit Picks “I love 10 West in Cicero. It has great food and service, and a really cool atmosphere inside.” — Lindsey McVey, Graphic Designer/Stylist “Clara’s Pizza King in Richmond. The décor is half the reason to visit — Tiffany-style lamps over every table, hanging porch swing seats and a full double-decker bus (yes, indoors) that you can sit in. The outstanding pizza is of course the second part of the equation.” — Amy Lynch, Writer

“Columbus has one of the finest and most significant collections of modern architecture anywhere in the world.�

Miller House and Garden : Eero Saarinen, Dan Kiley, Alexander Girard

Take a tour! I.M. Pei

Paul Kennon

Less than an hour from downtown Indianapolis


Enjoy the vibrancy of local boutiques, shops and restaurants in Carmel City Center and the Arts & Design District, including the Indiana Design Center.

COLUMBUS Looking to shop? Columbus is the place. Here you’ll find the state’s largest antique mall and also the largest outlet mall. With more than 600 booths, The Exit 76 Antique Mall is loaded with treasures. Browse and shop to your heart’s content. Edinburgh Premium Outlets offers impressive savings with retailers including Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Michael Kors and more. You’ll want to stay a night or two and we know just where. Irwin Gardens provides a lovely stay in a historic 1910 Edwardian Mansion. Those who prefer contemporary flair will enjoy the Indigo Hotel. For information or assistance in planning your visit, call 1-800-468-6564 or visit

corydon Located just 2 hours south of Indianapolis, historic Corydon is a small town that is big on adventure. Outdoor exploration takes on a new meaning as you soar through the treetops on a zip line, visit a Pioneer Village, take a hike, or play a few rounds of golf. Or perhaps you’d simply like to relax and enjoy life while listening to live music at one of the five wineries. You can do it all in Corydon. If indoor adventure is for you, visit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino. Spend the day gaming, shopping, take in a show or dine at one of the eateries. History will come to life as you visit the state’s first capitol and explore the historic sites of the Corydon State Historic site. Go to for more attraction, trip planning and event information.

Northwest Adventures WOLF PARK, BATTLEGROUND: Wildlife lovers will savor this unique chance to observe wolf packs in action. The guides here are excellent and extremely knowledgeable. You can take a one- or three-day seminar to learn about the wolves, take a tour of the park or simply observe the wolves in their environment. Kids will love the Howl Nights, where wolves “perform” a sing-along and everyone is free to sing along. STATELINE BLUEBERRIES, MICHIGAN CITY: This family-owned farm has 35 acres of blueberries that are ripe for the picking. Kids will savor the chance to pick their own fresh berries. While you’re there, pick up some jam and local honey. It’s a memory-making good time. LAGRANGE COUNTY BARN QUILT TRAIL: Take a road trip through LaGrange County in rural Northern Indiana and see nearly 40 colorful quilt-pattern murals adorning historic barns and family homesteads (visit to print the trail map). Each mural is unique, with its own story behind it. The rolling countryside, numerous shops and Amish cafes along the trail are simply a bonus. CORNDANCE CAFE, CULVER: Foodies will love the varied menu at this one-of-a-kind restaurant in Culver. From the bison bites to portobello fries your palate will be pleased. You can’t go wrong with anything, but we recommend the pear ravioli, blue cheese-crusted steak salad, or nutty martini. Business has been good for owner George Pesek. He’s since opened an Evil Czech Brewery in Culver and another in Mishawaka, as well as the Corndance Tavern in Mishawaka. 3 FLOYDS BREWING COMPANY, MUNSTER: It’s loud, crowded and bustling with activity and that’s what makes it so fun. This brewpub offers a variety of year-round, seasonal and collaborative craft beers as well as a full menu for when you’re hungry. 3 Floyds has a loyal following — come here and find out why. If you have time, take the tour to see exactly how they make their beers. ALBANESE CANDY FACTORY, MERRILLVILLE: While they are known for making the “World’s Best Gummies” (and I have to agree), the Albanese Candy Factory also sells chocolates, nuts and cool souvenirs. The tours are fun and free so be sure to take one (both self-guided and guided tours available). Learn how gummies are made and stock up on your sweets for the summer. TONY’S PLACE, VALPARAISO: Known to some as the best value and pizza in Porter County, Tony’s is the place. This family-owned business originated in Naples, Italy, moved to New York City and found its way to Valparaiso in 1955. Whether you like thin crust, deep dish or just want breadsticks, you won’t be disappointed here. Each pizza pie is packed with flavor and cheese, cheese, cheese. Just remember, it’s all about the food, the décor is “classic.”

Looking for that special place to relax with your best friend?

Southeast Indiana is the place! Check out our beautiful rolling hills for country drives, MANY fun festivals, and Versailles State Park. Visit the Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum and step back into the 1950s. And come stay in one of our unique bed and breakfasts, like Mary Helen’s Place or The Huntington. Visit our website for more places to stay, events, activities, or call for more information.

Milan ‘54 Hoosiers Museum

Mary Helen’s Place

The Huntington • 888-747-5394

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Fishers The city of Fishers is proud to present its inaugural Arts Crawl July 10. Featuring live performances, mixed media, photography, glass blowing and even hair art, the event promises to be unlike any other in the Nickel Plate District. Walk, bike or drive to the NPD from 6-9 and spend the evening at this free, self-guided art tour. Afterwards, stick around for the AMP After Dark concert featuring local favorite Jennie DeVoe. Four Day Ray Brewing and JJ Winery will sell drinks during the show. Download the NPD App for details on both events.

FORT WAYNE This summer marks the 50th birthday of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! Visit the attraction voted “Indiana’s #1 Summer Gotta Do,” and meet the baby orangutan. “Sculpture with a purpose” is a collection of 50 unique pieces of art that also function as bike racks. Enjoy a family scavenger hunt as you search for all 50. Fort Wayne also has festivals, festivals, festivals! From ethnic festivals including Greekfest, GermanFest and Arab Fest, to unique celebrations of the arts such as the Midwest’s largest celebration of the street performer: BuskerFest! For more information on these and other events, and to plan your getaway, visit

RIPLEY county

navigating the northeast DAVID OWSLEY MUSEUM OF ART, BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, MUNCIE: You’ll see a fantastic collection of art in this little-known gallery. A recent expansion made room for paintings from all over the world, including Africa, the Pacific Islands and Europe. Ancient, medieval and Renaissance art, as well as art from the 17th-19th centuries adorn the walls of this fine gallery. Entrance is free; the museum is located in the Fine Arts Building. H. SOUDER & SONS GENERAL STORE, GRABILL: Step back in time at this old-time general store in Amish country. Kids will love the unique assortment of penny candy, and old-fashioned games and toys. With lots of hard-to-find items, you can easily spend an hour or two browsing. When your feet hurt, stop at the Coffee Cabin for a quick drink or snack. CINDY’S DINER, FORT WAYNE: Stop in for breakfast or lunch and claim your spot at the counter of this authentic ‘50s-style diner. With only 15 seats, you may have a bit of a wait, but it’s worth it. You’ll enjoy not only the fantastic food, but also the jukebox tunes. Our favorite meal?: The Garbage, a blend of potatoes, eggs, cheese and more. THE OLIVER INN, SOUTH BEND: There’s a lot to love about the Oliver Inn (comfy beds, friendly hosts and beautiful flower gardens), but no one can deny it’s all about the food. You’ll savor the amazing homemade breakfast, served in the candlelit dining room. Historic charm with modern amenities make for the perfect combination. 101 LAKES, ANGOLA: It’s all about getting wet in Steuben County. With 101 lakes, there’s ample opportunity to boat, water ski and fish. In addition, there are a number of waterfront restaurants for the foodies in your life including Caruso’s, The Captain’s Table and The Hatchery, to name a few. When you’re not on the water, you can hike or take the toboggan at beautiful Pokagon State Park.

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Entertainment abounds in Ripley County this year! See two great music festivals Aug. 28-30: the Whispering Beard Folk Festival in Friendship, and the Bacon, Blues and Brew festival in Batesville.

“It’s not a secret spot, but the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is worth a mention. The entire park is designed with kids in mind — from kids-eye-level displays to $1 rides. It’s perfect for little ones.” — Kelly McVey

For details on these and more fall festivals, visit

“The Caffeinery in Muncie is a fun, artsy coffee shop, perfect for a nice, crafted cup of Joe.” — Mackenzie McGilvrey, Fashion Intern

“Ivanhoe’s in Upland! They have killer ice cream with an insane menu.” — Chris Whonsetler, Lead Photographer


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discovering the southwest THE TIVOLI THEATRE, SPENCER: The wait is over: After 14 long years of sitting vacant and two years of restoration, the Tivoli Theater recently re-opened its doors. A movie here isn’t just a movie; it’s an experience. Capturing all the splendor of the 1920s, this historic theater resembles a Spanish garden. The fiber-optic ceiling has twinkling lights, making you feel like you’re outdoors any time of year. You’ll love it.

THE FRIENDS OF T.C. STEELE HISTORIC SITE, BROWN COUNTY: Take a tour through the house and gardens of Indiana’s first major artist to make Brown County his home. Steele’s impressionistic Indiana landscape paintings drew other artists to the area, making Nashville the art colony it is today. See 50 of Steele’s paintings, take a hike on one of the five trails and meander through the extensive gardens. Visit on July 19, and you can partake in an old-fashioned ice cream social. CARDINAL SPIRITS, BLOOMINGTON: Indiana’s first craft distillery has arrived, and in a big way. This locally owned distillery prides itself on utilizing local ingredients whenever possible. Cardinal produces highquality gins, whiskey, vodka and liqueurs (try the coffee!) and releases a new spirit each month. With tours, tastings and a great patio right on the B-Line trail, we suspect Cardinal is here to stay. INDIANA TRACK & FIELD & CROSS COUNTRY HALL OF FAME MUSEUM, TERRE HAUTE: More than 482 Indiana coaches and runners have been inducted into the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame. Celebrate Indiana’s best high school and Olympic runners in this stand-out museum. See runners’ records, view Ivan Fuqua’s Olympic Gold Medal and be inspired to start training.

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TRAIL OF FAITH, DUBBIS COUNTY: History and architecture buffs will love seeing some of the nation’s oldest churches in and around Jasper. All churches on the trail are over 100 years old and remain on their original foundations. Two of the most impressive include St. Joseph’s in Jasper, an 1880s Romanesque Old World church that took 40 years to complete, and the Monastery Immaculate Conception or “Castle on the Hill” in Ferdinand, which features an 87-foot dome, marble floors and 89 angels in the statues and stained glass.

EXOTIC FELINE RESCUE CENTER, CENTERPOINT: Get up close and personal with more than 215 lions, tigers, leopards and more at this unique facility. Take a guided tour and learn how these abused, abandoned and homeless felines came to call the EFRC home. Try the Summer Safari to see animals that are not on the regular tour. BOSSE FIELD, EVANSVILLE: The nation’s third-oldest ballpark (only Boston’s Fenway and Chicago’s Wrigley Field are older) turns 100 this year. Many may remember Bosse Field for the filming of A League of Their Own, but it’s also home to the Evansville Otters, who hold the record for the most wins of any franchise in Frontier League history. The semicircular grandstand means there’s not a bad seat in the house of this classic ballpark. There’s nothing more American in the summertime, so take them out to the ballgame.

SANTA CLAUS MUSEUM & VILLAGE, SANTA CLAUS: Santa is here, even in the summer. Revisit your childhood as you take a quick trip though this unique museum. Read through a decade’s worth of children’s letters to Santa Claus, enjoy the antique toy displays, and of course you’ll find a vast collection of Santa statues of every shape and size. Displays include a history of the area with artifacts dating to World War I.

Carmel In Carmel, not every attraction is found on the main drag. Just north of Main Street, Tina’s Traditional Tearoom, 30 N. Range Line Road, offers a new “British invasion” with real British tea (served in a pot) and a full menu. Crumpets anyone? After tea, check out Bath Junkie at City Center, a custom-blend, handmade bath and body boutique. Pick the products, create a scent and they will mix it up. If your visit includes a show at the Palladium, check out the Basile Gift Shop, 1 Center Green, which open 90 minutes prior to performances. Shop for jewelry, art, books, cards and other boutique items.

MADISON Whether you want to entertain the kids, find a romantic getaway or just get away from it all, Madison is the perfect place for summer fun. Families will love to hike, bike or swim at Clifty Falls State Park. Pitch a tent in the campground, or splurge for a night at the Clifty Inn. Couples can stay in a B&B, tour the three local wineries or take an evening carriage ride through the historic downtown. For beautiful views, take a walk hand in hand along the Milton Madison Bridge; you’ll feel as if you’re standing in the middle of the Ohio River. For more information or help planning your visit, call 1-800-559-2956 or visit

Embark on a self-guided art tour in the Nickel Plate District! On Friday, July 10 from 6-9 p.m. local artists, artisans and performers will have stops at businesses throughout the district. Pack a blanket and stick around after the Arts Crawl for the AMP After Dark presented by Century 21 Scheetz featuring Jennie DeVoe. Both events are free to attend so you can make the most out of your night in Fishers!

Located in the Nickel Plate District Along 116th Street in Fishers

Download the NPD App for an electronic map of the stops, or visit to print a copy! Get social with us using #FishersArts as you explore the NPD. #FishersArt

southeast finds NORTH CHRISTIAN CHURCH, COLUMBUS: The last of renowned architect Eero Saarinen’s designs is one of the country’s most unique. The sanctuary sits in the center of this hexagon-shaped structure, and sitting at its center is the altar and a 192foot metal spire. The design is so unusual; this National Historic Landmark is worth your visit. INDIANA CAVERNS, CORYDON AREA: America’s 11th largest cave is right in our backyard. With over 38 miles of passages, the Binkley Cave System has bones from the Ice Age, 21 species of troglobites (eyeless fish), underground waterfalls and more. Binkley Cave was recently added to a short list of places that boast 20-plus species of subterranean animals occur. Tours include a 25-minute boat ride. MILAN ‘54 HOOSIERS MUSEUM, MILAN: You can’t call yourself a Hoosier without having seen the movie Hoosiers. Relive the entire story in this fabulous museum dedicated to the “Milan Miracle of 1954” (when the Indians of Milan High School beat the Bearcats of Muncie Central to win the state basketball championship). The museum opened its doors in 2013 and is home to a huge collection of memorabilia as well as props and uniforms from the movie set. You’ll feel as inspired as you did when you first saw the film.

FRENCH LICK SCENIC RAILWAY MUSEUM, FRENCH LICK: Take the scenic route on a train ride from French Lick to Jasper and back. On the way, you’ll see the Hoosier National Forest, the 2,200-foot Burton Tunnel and Larry Bird’s boyhood home. The antique cars have been nicely restored, and there are a number of special event rides available year round.

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INDIANA WINE TRAIL, RIPLEY, MADISON AND SWITZERLAND COUNTIES: California has nothing on us. America’s first successful winery was established in southeast Indiana in 1807. The wine trail features six of Indiana’s finest wineries. You can check out the art gallery at Lanthier, dine at Ertel Cellars, and stay the night at the B&B at Madison Vineyards. Many of the wineries offer patio seating and live music as well. ROCKIN’ THUNDER JET BOAT RIDES, MADISON: Get the thrill of a lifetime on a jet boat ride on the Ohio River. Complete with 360-degree spins, sideway slides and fishtails, Rockin’ Thunder’s jet boats will quench your need for speed. For the less adventurous, you can take a scenic ride offering great views of local wildlife and sites.

Kit Picks “My husband and I love the Miller House, people from all over the world love to see it. It’s a great example of mid-century modern design.” — Kelly McVey, Publisher “Clifty Falls State Park is a must-see. I love to hike the waterfalls, and the campground is spacious and clean.” — Tracy Line, Writer “Butt Drugs in Corydon for the photo op alone.” — Amy Lynch, Writer “If you’re in Northwest Indiana, you have to go to the Original Root Beer Stand in Culver. It’s worth the calories of fried goodness, I promise you that!” — Ashlie Hartgraves, Creative Director “My family loves the 49-er Drive-In Theater in Valparaiso. It’s good old-fashioned family fun at its finest.” — Tracy Line, Writer “Cascades Trail in Bloomington is a pretty, pleasant, easy hike with lovely waterfalls.” — Erica Sagon, Fashion Stylist “At Fragrant Farms in New Harmony, the peonies, when in season, are lovely.” — Kelly McVey

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WARM GLOW CANDLE STORE After crafting the perfect formula for fragrant, long-lasting and cleanburning candles, owners Alan and Jackie Carberry went to work to build their business. Now Warm Glow Candle Company produces more than 15,000 candles a day and has something for everyone. Shop for candles, home décor, florals, bath and body products, pet accessories and so much more.

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Find your inner child in the fairy garden workshop inside the garden center, The Watering Can. Attend the Fall Festival on Sept. 26 for a day of fun and get your shopping done at the Christmas Open House, held the first weekend in December. Treat Mom to a day of shopping during the Spring Open House, always the weekend before Mother’s Day. Warm Glow features two different fragrances each month and offers a 25 percent discount on the candle of the month. Warm Glow is just off 1-70 in Centerville, and is open daily from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. For details on events, please visit or call 765-855-2000.

ANTIQUE ALLEY With an established and wellearned reputation as one of the best Midwest antiquing destinations, Antique Alley offers more than 1,200 antique dealers along two loop trails. Visitors also love the bountiful history found at the Levi Coffin House, Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad, where more than 2,000 slaves were once protected and ushered north toward freedom. Adding to the charm of Wayne County are the unique shops, local culinary delights and cozy accommodations.





HELLO YELLOW On point with yellow, stylist Susan Beckwith brightens up your summer with five outfits for every occasion. By Susan Beckwith | Photos by Chris Whonsetler

SUSAN SAYS: I decided to freshen things up this issue with yellow — one of my favorite accent colors to black and white neutrals. No matter the shade, it’s just a cheerful color. I think we all could stand to have a little extra “happy” sprinkled throughout our week.

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COUNTRY WEDDINGS SUSAN SAYS: For those summer weddings with more of a rustic setting, a little sundress with boots can be a fantastic option. When I came across this Lauren Conrad yellow eyelet sundress from Kohl’s, I instantly fell in love with it. The little cut-out and buttons on the back of the dress provide the sweetest details without being too revealing. I’m all about finding a good deal and there is no shame in my game. Looking stylish doesn’t have to break the bank. However, there are some pieces worth investing in, and that includes cowboy boots. Those shown here are Corral boots from The Buckle. Aren’t they fab?* My earrings are the Havana Chandeliers from Stella & Dot, and they provide the absolute perfect amount of dangle. *Visit to shop more amazing cowboy boots.



SUSAN SAYS: A black jumpsuit is a nice alternative to an LBD. Like a dress, it’s pretty much a no-brainer. Just put it on with cute heels and you’re ready to go. For a night out on the town, I like to rock my Bar III sleeveless black jumpsuit because I feel good in it. Regarding accessories, I paired this look with my Style&co. white clutch, my AH Collection cuff and Kaia chandelier earrings from Stella & Dot. I’m always on the hunt for the steal versus splurge. I hit the jackpot with these $39 Lauren Conrad ankle strap sandals from Kohl’s. Quite the savings when compared to the similarly designed “Nudist Single Band” Stuart Weitzman sandals for $385. Overall, when it comes to wearing a jumpsuit or romper, proper fit is critical. I’ve used Village Tailors in Noblesville for years.

SUSAN SAYS: Regardless of shape or size, a pencil skirt can work for you. If you are pear shaped, stick to solid colors and go with a texture or interesting print with your top. If you have more of a straight shape, create the illusion of curves by opting for a pencil skirt in a bold floral or geometric pattern. It’s most imperative that your pencil skirt fits properly. A helpful tip is to ensure that the hemline hits at the smallest point of your leg, which is generally above or directly below the knee. For this look, I paired my white Francesca’s pencil skirt with my Elle black sleeveless faux-leather peplum top. I decided on my Jessica Simpson black pumps. For accessories, I add some pops of yellow with a statement necklace and a fabulous python leather Coach purse from Macy’s.


BRUNCHES & LUNCHES SUSAN SAYS: This adorable AH Collection black and white geometric print dress with a peplum skirt detail is one of my favorite new wardrobe additions. It fits like a dream and can easily be paired with a wide variety of accessory colors to create different looks. I always get cold when dining out, so having a stylish denim jacket to throw on is a definite staple piece for me. The one seen here is also from AH Collection. For fun, add a pop of color with a pair of bright sunnies. Truth be told, something I never splurge on is sunglasses because I’m forever misplacing them.

PRODUCT LOVE SUSAN SAYS: I’m obsessed with these NYX lip creams from Ulta. For this summer, I wanted a bright splashy pink, a nude for those days when I want to go smokier with my eyes, a coral because it’s on trend, and a classic bluered. I wear red year round. I love these lip crayons equally as much as I love my MAC lip glosses, but they’re half the price! If you want to go with something fresh for your nails, opt for a white polish. I’m a big fan of this Essie polish in Blanc because it’s more pigmented than many of the sheer white polishes out there.

WEEKEND ERRANDS SUSAN SAYS: On the weekend, probably like most of you, my to-do list is about a mile long. That means I need to be able to really move. These neutral gladiator sandals are perfect for those days and — shocker — I do own flats. Ha! Denim cutoffs and a classic solid tank are staples that can easily be thrown together. I especially love a cross-body bag or wristlet on days I don’t want to expend the energy to lug around the suitcase-sized bag I normally sport. To give a basic look some personality, add color through your accessories. All those shown here — scarf, sunglasses and wristlet — are bargain buys from Charming Charlie.

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Update your closet with our four recommended staples. They won’t be here forever, so sport them while they’re hot and don’t spend a bundle. None of our featured four costs more than $40. Take our word for it. A darling crossbody bag, petite layered necklace, patterned pant and mod pair of heels will transform ho-hum summer outfits.


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Accessorize your summer outfits with a gem-adorned, layered necklace. Pair your minimalist metal with a casual outfit or a night-on-the-town look. Adjust the length to accommodate your neckline.

We paired our gold chains with solids to really enhance the pendants. For V-neck shirts, alter your necklace length. HOW TO: To layer like a pro, the first dainty chain falls perpendicular to your collarbone, and the other chains lie along the breastbone.

INSET: Crochet kimono: Retro 101 Red romper: H&M Wedges: Pitaya

ABOVE: Marsala t-shirt: American Eagle Outfitters Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters Necklace: Francesca’s

BELOW: Striped dress: Forever 21 Flats: Target Cross Body: Francesca’s

INSET: Blue blouse: Old Navy Army green shorts: Urban Outfitters Sandals: Target

Versatile cross-bodies are such a fashion craze that you can find them in a range of fun styles. Prevent the frustrating purse change-out. Just simplify what you carry from day to night with this lightweight, spacious cross-body.

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We found a simple, chic textured cross-body to pair with these casual outfits. The neutral blush hue complements any color. This bag also features nifty hooks and an adaptable strap to transform it into a clutch. HOW TO: Finding the perfect length for your cross-body is tricky. When shopping for yours, make sure it hits around the hip. This will allow for maximum comfort and accessibility. 51

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Add a little pattern to your daily look. Switch out those denim blues for a palazzo or harem pant. We paired these prints with easy pocket T-shirts. Throw on a charming necklace, a cute pair of sandals and you are ready for the day!

Feeling a little daunted by this new style? HOW TO: If you have slender or shorter legs, try the harem pant. The cinched bottoms are figure forming, yet airy. For longer legs, try the palazzo. These flowy, high-waisted pants create retro bell-bottom shape. Both are fun, summer pants. INSET: Harem pants: American Eagle Outfitters Blush t-shirt: American Eagle Outfitters Strappy Sandals: DSW Crystal necklace: New Age People

ABOVE: Blue t-shirt: American Eagle Outfitters Necklace: American Eagle Outfitters Wedges: DSW Palazzo Pants: American Eagle

LEFT: Green romper: American Eagle Outfitters Shoes: Target

INSET: White top: American Eagle Outfitters Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters Turquoise necklace: American Eagle Outfitters Clutch: TJ Maxx

Change your shoe game this summer with these Jane heels from Target. Wear them with skinny jeans, a festive sundress or a simple jumpsuit — and then transition into fall. The open peephole creates a summer feel, while the closed body makes them appropriate for cooler temps.


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Unfold this space-saving bag for toting beach essentials, grocery shopping or visiting your vacation home’s local farmers market. Vacation over? Use it to haul away dirty laundry. Plus, it comes in multiple prints! Reusable Shopper, $13 at Target

When you’re ready for adventure but don’t feel shouldering a load, opt for a backpack! This size is perfect for a summer concert, day at the amusement park or morning hike. Small backpack, $30 at Target


KIT This is the ultimate luggage bag or weekend getaway duffle, with plenty of space and compartments for shoes or hairstyling tools. Large tote, $108 at Vera Bradley

Update your travel bath routine with this super-cute toiletry bag. Toiletry bag, $28 at Vera Bradley

This woven straw tote in neutrals matches just about any swimsuit, cover-up or sundress you can throw at it. Medium tote, $35 at Target

Keep makeup essentials safe and sound in this adorable bag. Cosmetic bag, $38 at Anthropologie

TOTES FOR TRAVEL By Lindsey McVey & Mackenzie McGilvrey | Photos by Chris Whonsetler

For a long vacation or your next weekend getaway, carry everything you need in style this summer with these must-have grabs!

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Donna Bretzman knows the power of kindness and the doors it can open. Giving a child a chance to ride a bike, throw a football, go to camp— these are just some of kindnesses Bretzman has been able to give her grandchildren through the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program. In 2003, Bretzman’s daughter Stacy Butler died from complications due to a drug addiction, leaving behind two children, Erica and Aaron Butler. They were just little babies, but they were healthy. The children’s father was a drug addict living in Indianapolis who made no effort to have a relationship with Bretzman and her husband, Jim Dixon, in Westfield. When the children were 2 and 3, Bretzman and Dixon stopped by the address where they thought the father was living to drop off presents around Christmastime, but found the building empty. The grandparents had no idea where their grandchildren were or if they were safe. News came about two years later, when Bretzman got a call from the father. He was in jail in Minnesota and needed someone to take responsibility for Erica and Aaron. Bretzman learned that her grandchildren had been in four foster care placements during their three years out of the state. Bretzman and Dixon immediately agreed that they would take the children.

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"You’re given two kids with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Where do you start?" That evening, the 60-something grandparents bought car safety seats to bring Erica and Aaron home. The next morning, Bretzman called the children’s services agency in Minnesota and was told it would take six months for her to get her grandchildren. This was not an answer Bretzman would accept. She turned to a cousin who helped find an attorney in Minnesota, and a sister who helped her pay his fee. Two weeks later, she and Dixon attended a hearing and the drug-addicted father signed papers to give up custody of his children. The judge ruled that the father would have to pay child support, but they’ve never seen a cent. When Bretzman and Dixon stepped in, the children had never been taught to brush their teeth. Aaron was asthmatic but wasn’t being treated. Any money his father came by was going to buy more cocaine. “You’re given two kids with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Where do you start?” Bretzman says. Out of necessity, she and her husband bought furniture, shoes, clothes and toys. “We got charge-card poor, but we had to do what we had to do.” With that one critical decision to seek custody of their grandchildren and raise them on their own, Bretzman and Dixon changed the course of their lives and the lives of those children, giving them love and opportunities to succeed. But they haven’t done it all by themselves. “If it wasn’t for YAP, I don’t know what I’d do,” Bretzman says of the Youth Assistance Program. About three years ago, the kids’ grades were slipping. Bretzman called a guidance counselor with Westfield Washington Schools who connected her to Christine Brown, YAP’s early intervention advocate in Westfield. Brown wanted to meet the family.

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“I was apprehensive because of my family’s story and background. I just took a deep breath and thought, how bad could this be? But it was absolutely incredible,” Bretzman says. Brown asked the kids, then ages 11 and 10, if they’d been riding bikes over the summer. When Erica told her that they couldn’t because their grandmother couldn’t afford to get them fixed, Brown stepped in and said YAP could help with that. “Their eyes lit up when she brought those bikes back,” Bretzman recalls. And YAP has been stepping up to help Bretzman and Dixon give their grandchildren opportunities to succeed ever since. The need for YAP in Hamilton County is great, says Terry Anker, president of the Legacy Fund of Hamilton County. In urban core areas, about 90 percent of children who qualify for free or reduced lunches get services such as advocacy, counseling, food and clothing assistance, and health care to help them succeed. “When you look at small towns in rural or suburban areas, that percentage can drop to 30 percent of qualifying kids. Legacy Fund wanted to get these kids, who are often facing a judge, an early intervention advocate and figure out what’s causing these issues and how they can be prevented.”



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Since 2009, Legacy Fund has helped support YAP from its unrestricted endowment. Legacy Fund chose the program partly for its innovation and promise to provide a significant impact on the community. The impact on the individual level is heart wrenching. An early intervention advocate reached out to a child living in a car because his parent had died. A mother and her children moved out of an abusive home, but had no way to support them. The children’s school notified its YAP early intervention advocate that the students were unclean and distraught, and the program helped get the mother’s electricity turned back on and helped her find work.

The Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program was developed in the fall of 2009, as a pilot program in Westfield, Indiana with a goal to be proactive in assisting the healthy development of Hamilton County youth and their families.

A pair of 12-year-old boys were hiding out in bathrooms, and neighbors were complaining. An early intervention advocate went to their house and found out the mother had a serious mental illness. She had been sending her twin sons out during the day, telling them not to return until 10 p.m. YAP found them a mentor and connected them to lifesaving services.

SERVICES • Counseling for Youth and Families • Youth Anger Management Classes • Parenting Classes • Match Adult Mentors with Youth • Family/Youth Coordination of Services • Food and Clothing Assistance • Camp and Recreation Opportunities • Tutoring Assistance • Attendance and Truancy Support refer a child Referrals for the Youth Assistance Program come from school counselors, the prosecutor's office, police departments, and other agencies. If you are a family who would like your child referred to the program, please contact your child's school counselor. Once we receive your referral, a Youth Assistance Program representative will evaluate the child’s situation and develop a plan for services. You can create powerful acts of kindness Mentor, tutor, make a referral for a child or family, or donate your community’s Youth Assistance Program. Visit or call (317) 804-3019.

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“The boys are now at Ivy Tech. They have a future. They’ve figured out that not everybody in the world is bad. When you are family in distress, you can get yourself out of it,” Anker says. Twelve years since coming back to Indiana, Erica and Aaron Butler are 14 and 13, and they are thriving. While she has struggled growing up without a mommy, Erica was recently accepted into the 21st Century Scholar program, which will pay 100 percent of her college tuition as long as she meets certain standards. Aaron has a relationship with a mentor who throws footballs and plays miniature golf with him, things his grandparents aren’t up to these days. Seeking out and accepting help is difficult for many families that have fallen on hard times, Anker says, but Bretzman has learned that the benefits outweigh the potential disadvantages. “I have friends whose children have died of drug addiction and they’re scared to tell their story, but I’m not scared. I’m proud,” Bretzman says. “If my story will help one addict out of 500, I’ve done my job. I am proud because she left me these children: her legacy.”

"I have friends whose children have died of drug addiction and they’re scared to tell their story, but I’m not scared. I’m proud."

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JUST add fruit pour on the benefits By Lindsey McVey | Photos by Chris Whonsetler

Don’t settle for plain H20 when you need a real boost or want to wow guests. Infuse it with fruits and herbs to please the palate and the eye — and check out the health benefits on the next page. To infuse your water, just add slices, pieces and stems of fruits and herbs to a glass or pitcher of water, add ice and let the mixture sit for at least 10 minutes. For extra flavor, allow the fruit to sit overnight in a water-tight container. For a summer brunch or shower, set up a drink buffet with tall glasses, pitchers of water, fruits and herbs, and ice. If your guests are trying to steer clear of soda, they will be extra thankful for your hydration ingenuity.

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LEMONS & LIMES No more bloated bellies!

ORANGES A natural anti-aging skin booster. ROSEMARY Helps sharpen memory and concentration.

CUCUMBERS To curb your appetite.

BLUEBERRIES Improves learning capacity and motor skills. RASPBERRIES Great detox and helps prevent against diseases.

KIWIS Helps ease mental fatigue.

MINT Goodbye allergies and congestion. STRAWBERRIES Aids weight management.

tip! GRAPEFRUIT Alleviates insomnia and helps with fatigue.

Check your favorite market for fruitinfused water bottles or add fruit to ice trays the night before serving!





This cooking demonstration will be led by Dawn Boxell, RD, CD, of St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence and bone health specialist Dr. Emily Frank. It will feature information on how superfoods such as blueberries, avocado, dark chocolate and spinach can help reduce stress. Dawn and Dr. Frank will prepare healthy snacks for all to sample while answering your questions along the way! Refreshments will be provided.

Join us for A class! Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. register at


The St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center is an outpatient facility at St.Vincent Carmel Hospital focused on caring for the unique needs of women. The facility gives women access to a wide array of services, specializations and amenities including:


St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center introduces women’s health seminars with you in mind. Enjoy free expert guidance — from cooking demonstrations to fitness classes, maternity advice, physician panels and more — so you can live a longer, healthier life. WHERE: St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center, 13420 N. Meridian St. Carmel, Ind., Entrance 3, Community Room cost: All seminars are free. Registration: Space is limited and registration is required.

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• Gynecology, including gyn/oncology and urogynecology • Breast care, including a breast surgeon and state-ofthe-art imaging center • Obstetrics, including high-risk pregnancy • Digestive health • Heart health • Neurology, with a focus on hormone-related headaches • Bone health • Physical therapy • Pelvic health program • Preventative health seminars • Concierge patient navigation program • Full-service cafe • Community room with demonstration kitchen • Health boutique providing maternity supplies, nutritional supplements and wigs and bras for breast cancer patients. The St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center provides personalized patient care for all stages of life, and offers prompt referrals between your physician and other providers within the center. This access to specialists ensures focused, preventive care for women in one convenient location. The Women’s Center also has care navigators to assist with questions, appointments, personal guidance, education and much more!

ROUTINE SCREENINGS/EXAMS All women 18 years and older should have an annual well woman physical exam. Your medical provider will check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels to watch for early signs of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension. A bone density test and thyroid test may also be performed to check for osteoporosis and thyroid disorders.




Recommended for women 60 years and older or if you have certain chronic medical problems.


Recommended for woman 60 years and older to prevent shingles.

MUST HAVE SCREENINGS • Breast Cancer Mammography screenings: Every 1 to 2 years for women over 40 • Breast Cancer Genetic Test Counseling (BRCA) and Chemoprevention: For women at higher risk for breast cancer • Cervical cancer screening: For all sexually active women

CHILD BEARING AGED WOMEN & PREGNANT WOMEN NECESSITIES • Contraception: FDA approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures and patient education and counseling • Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant • Prenatal care once pregnancy is confirmed

• Colorectal cancer screening: Colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50, or earlier if you have a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps.

MISCELLANEOUS SCREENINGS • Chlamydia Infection screening • Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Test every 3 years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older • Sexually Transmitted Infections counseling for sexually active women

• Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women • HIV screening and counseling for sexually active women • Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors Reference:

Nieasha Richardson, FNP-BC practices at Expedite Healthcare. Expedite is a direct primary care practice, offering a completely new experience. For a fixed monthly fee, Expedite members enjoy unlimited office visits at two area care centers, comprehensive wellness services and access to the remote tele-video care, prescription medications, labs at steep discounts, and same-or next-day appointments with little or no waits. Membership is available to individuals, families and employers who want to sponsor their employees. For more information, go to

Support Hoosier Kids in Need Tune into the RTV6 Telethon benefiting Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent on Tuesday, September 1st, or Text PMCH to 72727 at any time to make a donation. If you have any questions regarding this art, please call Kaylee Bonneau at 317-816-8812 or e-mail Layout Date: 06/22/15 Designer: D.S. Specs: 9.5" x 9.75" 4C Print Ad Publication: Kit Magazine CopyrightŠ2015 Caperion Client: SVH Job Name: Telethon Ad Job Number: SVH-PMC-PMC-5118

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