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Stow away the swimsuits and sandals for another year and bring on the boots and sweaters — autumn in Central Indiana ushers in a season with an appeal all its own, filled with timely events, fall festivals and Halloween activities. It’s easy to fill up your calendar in a hurry with these sometimes spooky, always fun offerings!

St. Joan of Arc French Market Sept. 10, 12-10 p.m. For 26 years, crowds have congregated each September at St. Joan of Arc Church for a day of celebrating French culture, feasting on delectable cuisine, browsing artisan wares and enjoying live entertainment. C’est si bon. 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis; (317) 283-5508, sjoa.org/frenchmarket

Nefarious Noblesville Ghost Walk Sept. 10, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. If you’ve ever wanted to explore things that go bump in the night, a guided ghost walk through Noblesville is a great place to start. You’ll hear tales of the deceased as you wend your way past historic buildings, residences and even a cemetery — and get a little exercise to boot! Tickets range $13-$18. (See website for details and other ghost walks and bus tours through Westfield and Indianapolis.) (317) 840-6456, unseenpress.com

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Indy Jazz Fest Sept. 15-24 Get jazzy with it during 10 days of smooth grooves from the likes of Norman Brown, the Russell Malone Quartet and Allan Harris. In addition to jamming concerts in a number of local venues, the festival schedule also includes an 11-band block party, panel discussions and master classes. Various locations, indyjazzfest.net

Celtic Thunder: LEGACY Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. This Irish musical sensation rolls into the Murat Theatre at Old National Center for a soul-stirring evening of sound and fury. Tickets range $25-$99.50. 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis; (317) 231-0000; livenation.com

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Harry Potter Film Concert Series Sept. 23 & 25, Oct. 27 & 30 The Hilbert Circle Theatre casts its spell with the sounds of Harry Potter music as the ISO presents screenings of the Sorcerer’s Stone accompanied by live performances of the film’s original John Williamspenned score. 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis; (317) 639-4300, indianapolis symphony.org

Sept. 30-Oct. 29 If you dare, stroll through one of Indianapolis’ oldest — and reputedly most haunted — historic neighborhoods. Tours step off from behind the Irving Theater and wrap up at the Magic Candle. Ghost sightings aren’t guaranteed, but goosebumps are a given. Tickets are $15 and include a copy of “Irvington Haunts, the Tour Guide.” Irving Theater, 5505 E. Washington St., Indianapolis; indianaghosttours.org

Pumpkin Harvest Festival Oct. 1-31 Now in its 44th year, this annual event has become a favorite fall tradition. Pack up the kids and head to Stonycreek Farm to do a little zip-lining, relax on a hayride, fire a corncob cannon, bounce yourself silly on a giant pillow and PYO pumpkins from the patch to take home. 11366 S.R. 38 East, Noblesville; (317) 773-3344; stonycreekfarm.net

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Hamilton Harvest Train Weekends, Oct. 1-30 All aboard! The Indiana Transportation Museum’s Harvest Train rides again, giving families a chance to gaze upon spectacular foliage as they journey by rail to the pumpkin patch. A petting zoo, face painting and other family activities round out the experience. Reservations are recommended; seats fill fast for these popular excursions. Forest Park, Noblesville; (317) 773-6000; itm.org

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Amy Schumer Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. Check your inhibitions at the door. The brazen “Trainwreck” actress brings her own unique brand of comedy to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a night of bawdy fun and laughs. Tickets $39 to $109. 125 S. Pennsylvania St., 917-2727, bankerslifefieldhouse.com

An Evening with Joan Baez Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. The 1960s music icon graces the Palladium stage for an evening of songs and stories. Tickets range $45-$110. The Center for the Performing Arts, 355 City Center Dr., Carmel; (317) 843-3800; thecenterfor theperformingarts.org

Heartland Film Festival Oct. 20-30 For movie buffs, this “truly moving pictures” extravaganza feels like Christmas, the Fourth of July and the Oscars all rolled into one. This year marks the festival’s 25th silver screen anniversary with screenings, parties, an awards ceremony and filmmaker meet-andgreets. AMC Castleton Square 14 and AMC Showplace Traders Point 12, Indianapolis; (317) 464-9405; heartlandfilm.org

Frightful — A Silent Halloween with Sammy Terry Oct. 28, 6:45 p.m. The ghoulish host of WTTV’s long-running “Nightmare Theatre” rises again from the grave to emcee a special Halloween screening of the 1920 classic silent film “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” inside the Indiana Landmarks Center. General admission tickets are $13. 1201 Central Ave., 639-4534, indianalandmarks.org


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The team at Kit is always up for an adventure — even a true-to-life, ghostly one. We’ve mustered our courage to scout out five of the best haunted places around Indiana, plus 10 extras for the dedicated ghost hunters. Plan your creepy visit, but leave the scaredy-cats at home.

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TUNNELTON TRAIN TUNNEL BEDFORD, IND.

The Tunnelton Train Tunnel may have a Bedford, Ind., address, but Kit concludes that it is in the middle of nowhere, as it requires a long drive on a gravel road and a little bit of walking to get to. However, for most curious investigators, it is very much worth the trek, being called the “most haunted place in Indiana” by some. The most reported sighting in the tunnel is of a man who was decapitated during the tunnel’s construction. Rumor is he walks round with a lantern in search of his head.

While the tunnel was being constructed, bodies from a graveyard built above the tunnel allegedly fell through. It is said that the inhabitants of that graveyard haunt the tunnel. The tunnel is also known as a favorite crime scene, boasting murders, dumped bodies and all kinds of foul play over the years. Visitors have reported unexplainable sounds, knocking noises on the walls and scream-like howls coming from the inside.


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SLIPPERY NOODLE INN INDIANAPOLIS, IND.

The Slippery Noodle Inn is the oldest bar in Indianapolis, but the building itself, erected in 1850, has quite a history, too. Just before the Civil War, it was a stop on the Underground Railroad as escaped slaves made their way to freedom. Today, the Slippery Noodle Inn remains a favorite of Indiana locals and is rumored to be haunted by a crowd of characters. General Manager Marty Bacon has named all of the Slippery Noodle's ghostly entities, including the spirit of a former worker named George, a girl named Sarah who resides upstairs where a brothel used to exist, and a former boss, now referred to as Bossman. About 15 years ago, popular psychic Gary Spivey recognized the spirit of Bossman at the Slippery Noodle, describing him as a heavyset white male with a pitted face. Three years ago, a psychic from New Orleans stopped by, saying that many of the spirits in the bar respected Bacon except for one. She went on to describe the disgruntled ghost as being a heavy white male with a pitted face, confirming what Spivey had said years earlier. A lot of employees are scared to be in the basement by themselves, and even in the upstairs rooms, staff are careful to respect its paranormal inhabitants. A 10-year employee at the Slippery Noodle says that if she's in the bar alone, she speaks out loud, saying things like, “It’s just me,” so as not to startle the spirits.

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STORY INN NASHVILLE, IND.

The Story Inn of Nashville, Ind., includes 18 rooms and cottages, each having its own eerie history, making this a perfect place to visit for those seeking a paranormal experience. Most of the rooms have guest books where guests openly document their stories of any spooky activity during their stay. One of the most commonly documented and repeated stories among guests and staff is of the Blue Lady. She is believed to be the spirit of Dr. George Story’s wife, and it is said that if the blue light in her room is left on, she will appear. She has blue eyes and leaves behind items that are blue in color. Guests have also noticed the aroma of cherry tobacco, which was her favorite when she was living.


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STEPP CEMETERY

MARTINSVILLE, IND. Stepp Cemetery is among one of the most famous haunted places in the state. This small, abandoned graveyard located off of Old State Highway 37 in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest boasts a large collection of goose bump-inducing legends surrounding its existence. One grave site in particular garners the most buzz. Rumors vary regarding who the grave belongs to, but the unchanging gist of the story is that there is a ghostly woman who watches over the site and the rest of the cemetery during the night. Many people claim to have seen her sitting on a nearby tree stump, silently watching over the everlasting home of her deceased loved one. Reports of a sobbing woman in the cemetery have been reported to police on multiple accounts, but when law enforcement have gone to check to see if anyone is in need of help, no one is there.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 10 OTHER PLACES TO VISIT 1| ROADS HOTEL, Atlanta Rumored to be haunted by multiple spirits. Lights and doors work on their own. Open for paranormal tours six days a week. 1| HANNAH HOUSE, Indianapolis Part of the Underground Railroad. Many slaves died in a tragic fire here and are said to haunt the house. 3| FLOYD COUNTY ASYLUM, New Albany Paranormal expert Evel Ogilville regarded this as “the most active location I’ve ever explored.” 4| DOG FACE BRIDGE San Pierre Legend has it a couple wrecked a car there, swerving off the bridge to miss a dog who ran out in front of them. The woman with the face of the dog is said to haunt the bridge. Listen for the strange animal noises. 5| EDNA COLLINS BRIDGE Greencastle Little girl drowned in the river below in the 1920s and has since been seen by passersby going over the bridge.

6| OKIE PINOKIE PARK Peru Believed to have been an old burying ground. Supposedly haunted by hundreds of spirits. Screams and unexplainable noises have been heard here. Locals warn curious travelers of the area. 7| FRANKLIN COLLEGE OLD MAIN, Franklin A student burned to death in the attic during a fire in the ’80s. Smells of burning flesh have been so bad in the building that classes have been cancelled multiple times. 8| LANIER MANSION Madison The youngest Lanier son drowned there and has been seen walking around. Many employees refuse to go back because of strange experiences. 9| OLIVER MANSION, South Bend Haunted by the spirit of Katherine Oliver. Staff have several stories about the spirit.

Located on the campus of Marian University, both the James Allison Mansion and the Wheeler-Stokely Mansion are rumored to be hot spots for paranormal activity. Both buildings were put to use as the college library, administrative offices and classrooms. The most talked about activity in the Allison Mansion revolves around objects being moved around or disappearing altogether and the sounds of a baby’s cry in a basement pool, where the child supposedly drowned years ago. The whole library has been rearranged with no explanation — books, furniture and all. The legend of the Wheeler-Stokely Mansion comes from its original owner, Frank Wheeler, who shot himself in the home. Witnesses have reported sightings of a man walking his dog, human-like movement inside the house, passersby being knocked off the walking path, and generally uneasy, gloomy feelings when being in the area. The ghost of a brunette woman has been reported as well. Tori Kincaid, manager of digital media for Marian University, worked in the Wheeler-Stokely Mansion in 2007. She is typically a skeptic, until one night when she was working alone after hours in the mansion and heard foot steps that made her hair stand up. She knew that there was a presence with her. The mansion is not open to the public but she also said the dog walk that is attached to the back of the mansion is haunted and can be accessed by the public. Frank Wheeler and James Allison (original owners of the mansions) were two of the four founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A third founder of IMS, Carl Graham Fisher, also built a mansion on what is now Marian University’s campus, but that home was destroyed by an electrical fire two years ago.

10| EMBASSY THEATER Fort Wayne Stories and sightings of a dead maintenance man who used to work there and still hangs around. Newspaper articles about it have been listed in the local paper.

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Before they were the “Sisters of Savings,” Courtney Cole and Monica Peck were the great-great-great granddaughters of Wesley Hare, who in 1847 set up his wagon-making shop at the corner of Conner and 10th streets in Noblesville. It would become the small city’s largest company. Now known as Hare Chevrolet, the business has been transformed over the past 169 years, but the sixth-generation owners of W. Hare & Son are holding tight to a core principle that has become a family tradition: Give back to the community that gives so much to you. The sisters are following the lead of their parents, Dave and Jackie (Hare) Cox; their grandfather, Jack Hare; and prior generations. A 1912 book on Hamilton County profiled both Wesley Hare and his son Elbert (Jack’s grandfather), and the framed pages hanging in Hare’s showroom recognize their public spirit and “kindness of character.” Today, that generosity takes the form of financial support for organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, Prevail, Riverview Health and Lung Force Indiana — a recent addition after Cole survived a lung cancer diagnosis; she also serves on its board. “Our mom worked for the Hamilton County Welfare Department early in her career, so she was always mindful to make us very aware of the needs out there,” Peck explains. “We consider ourselves extremely blessed. We’ve definitely benefited from the growth of Hamilton County and Noblesville. It’s a pretty good community to live in, and we want to keep it that way.”

helps their money go further. They also sponsor local sports teams.

“To whom much is given, much is expected,” Cole says.

The football field sponsorship is advertising, rather than philanthropy, Peck says, since it helps the dealership build name recognition. But most of Hare’s giving is done without any expectations.

W. Hare & Son is the country’s oldest continuously operating transportation firm, and Hare Chevrolet has been Indiana’s highestvolume Chevy dealer for 11 years running. That kind of success creates many opportunities to be charitable. On a slow week, Hare Chevy might receive five donation requests. Busy weeks bring many more. A marketing assistant collects the inquiries, which Cole and Peck review monthly. They don’t follow strict rules when it comes to giving, but do have guidelines, preferring to support causes that work with disadvantaged youth, crime victims and others who need help. Giving to organizations, not individuals, 20 kitindy.com

“Sports made a big impact in our lives … kids need that opportunity to be part of a team,” says Peck, who played soccer. Cole is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and once considered a pro golf career. Hare also sponsors the Noblesville Mini Marathon and the Parks Department’s annual Easter egg hunt. Noblesville High School’s football team plays games at Hare Chevrolet Field — an arrangement Dave Cox set up before his daughters bought the business in 2008.

“We’re not doing it because we think it’s going to sell us a lot of cars,” she says. “We hope it makes a difference,” Cole adds. The sisters each have two children 13 and younger, and they are determined to pass along the habit of giving back. “At these ages, it’s a matter of making them understand how fortunate they are,” Peck says. “They see what we give and know what we do. A lot of people don’t even know Hamilton County has some of these issues.”


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As much fun as it is to shop for new fall clothes, there’s something exciting about pulling out a favorite sweater, bag or pair of boots of your own that you haven’t seen in a year. It’s like, hello, old friend! We asked a few of our favorite bloggers about the things they can’t wait to wear again this fall, plus the new clothes, shoes and accessories they’re eyeing, too.

What Beth can't wait to wear again this fall... Suede boots “I'm biting at the bit to wear my brown suede boots — they’re fab whether paired with a skirt or pulled over a pair of jeans.” HOW SHE’LL WEAR THEM THIS FALL: “Capes are on-trend, and I know these boots will be just the ticket when paired with a camel, navy or gray cape.” Get the look: Dolce Vita “Kitt” over-the-knee suede boots, $249.95

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Beth effortlessly combines classics with trendier pieces in a confident way that inspires women of all ages.

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Faux fur with a pop of color

Opening Ceremony reversible faux fur coat, $695 at Nordstrom

“Faux fur is going strong this season. The twist this year is a burst of color. I like this version that can reverse to a silver metallic.” HOW SHE’LL WEAR IT: It's the perfect finishing touch for a party!

Pearlstudded accessories “Haley” pumps, $158 at Ann Taylor

“I've been wearing a variety of pearl necklaces and bracelets for years, but pearls are now the perfect embellishment for shoes and handbags — don't they just kick these suede heels up a notch?!” HOW SHE’LL WEAR THEM: “Paired with your favorite denim and chandelier earrings, cocktail hour never looked so good.”


On the fence about trying a trend? Maybe a midi dress or cold-shoulder top? Jana shows how to rock them in a realistic way (and she’s usually wearing a pretty fabulous pair of shoes, too).

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Block-heeled pumps Franco Sarto “Evie” pumps, $59.95 at DSW

“A block-heeled style is a great alternative to the classic pump. They are edgy and trendy but still have a polished look.” HOW SHE’LL WEAR THEM: With dresses and wide-leg denim. “The chunkier heel makes a bold statement and looks great paired with feminine pieces.”

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Flare denim Curvy Skinny Flare denim, $89 at White House Black Market

What Jana can't wait to wear again this fall...

“Flare denim is making a major comeback this season. The fit and style create an elongated silhouette and can be worn both casually and dressed up.”

Trench jacket

HOW SHE’LL WEAR IT: Casually, with a long blazer over a vintage T-shirt and heeled boots. Or more classic, with a button-down shirt and pumps. Either would be great for the office on Fridays, she says.

“I love the classic style and always feel timeless when I wear it. No matter what trend I pair it with, the trench always pulls everything together.” HOW SHE’LL WEAR IT THIS FALL: “This is one of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe. I can pair it with a fall dress and booties, or colored corduroy pants like I did last fall, and it always looks perfect!” Get the look: Elle city trench, $98 at Kohl’s

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This Fort Wayne mom of two shops budgetfriendly stores like Kohl’s and J.C.Penney and finds pieces that are cool, flattering and chic beyond their price tag.

Mary's wish list: Mid-length denim skirt Hinge denim pencil skirt, $89 at Nordstrom

“It is a perfect transition piece from late summer months with sandals, and it looks great with booties or knee boots. I am glad to see them make a comeback!” Mary says. HOW SHE’LL WEAR IT: With classic tops, like a turtleneck or a button-down shirt, plus a pair of booties.

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What Mary can't wait to wear again this fall... Sleeveless belted coat “It is a perfect piece for fall weather when it's not quite cold enough for that big winter coat. It looks polished and put together,” Mary says. HOW SHE’LL WEAR IT THIS FALL: With a sweater dress and a pair of booties. Get the look: Elle long vest, $60 at Kohl’s

BP. faux leather crossbody bag, $45 at Nordstrom

“It seems to be all about the tassels right now, and this gives you the trend without going overboard,” Mary says. HOW SHE’LL WEAR IT: With jeans and other casual outfits. It’s the perfect laidback bag for weekends.

Long, open-front cardigan Textured cardigan, $39.99 at H&M

“Fall weather requires easy layers. This is something that I would have in different colors — a great staple piece,” she says. HOW SHE’LL WEAR IT: Layered over a simple dress — perhaps a sleeveless one to transition into fall — and also with jeans.

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Cyndi’s cute, everyday outfits are something to aspire too — lucky for us, she shares her secrets on her blog for women over 40.

Cyndi's wish list: Bead necklaces

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Gladdi Strands necklace, $42 at baublebar. com

“Bead necklaces are back in a big way! I’m seeing all lengths of colorful beads. These can be worn with so many styles, which make them a must-have for fall.” HOW SHE’LL WEAR THEM: With a simple T-shirt. What an easy way to add oomph to your favorite basic top!

Two-tone jeans BLANKNYC colorblock skinny jeans, $98 at Nordstrom

Peep-toe ankle boots Lucky Brand “Hartlee” ankle boots, $139 at Macy’s

“These are a perfect transition shoe for fall. I’m a huge fan of a tan boot because they help elongate your legs.” HOW SHE’LL WEAR THEM: Dresses and jeans, on repeat!

What Cyndi can't wait to wear again this fall... Over-the-knee boots

“I can’t wait to wear these! I had so much fun styling them last year.” HOW SHE’LL WEAR THEM THIS FALL: They’ll look great with skinny jeans but also with dresses. (Boots shown in photo are blogger's own)

“I am so excited about this fall’s denim — especially these color-blocked jeans which unite light and dark denim. It’s reminiscent of the ’70s.” HOW SHE’LL WEAR THEM THIS FALL: With a boho top and open-toe booties, for an updated riff on another era.


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AT INDIANA WESLEYAN Every person has a unique set of God-given gifts for the purpose of changing the world. Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) provides a total educational experience that aims to discover, clarify or develop that calling.

WORLD CHANGERS Located on 320 acres in Marion, Ind., the atmosphere on IWU’s residential campus is unlike any other. Here, 3,200 students live and learn in a distinct close-knit community that fosters their academic, social and spiritual growth. With more than 80 majors to choose from, IWU gives students space to truly explore where they fit in, all within an environment focused on Christ.

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faculty research in the fields of chemistry, biology, physics and related subjects. The Ott Hall of Sciences and Nursing offers stateof-the-art teaching and research laboratories. Actual out-of-pocket costs for IWU often equal or are close to public institutions, and 100 percent of students who file for the FAFSA receive some sort of financial aid. IWU provides merit- and needbased financial aid on top of federal and state funds that offset tuition. Tuition in 2015-16 was $7,677 below the national average for all private four-year institutions.

With a student-faculty ratio of 14:1, IWU faculty members not only know their students by name, but also invest in them through mentorship. Each student receives a faculty advisor to navigate scheduling classes, career opportunities, and spiritual growth.

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IWU promotes hands-on learning and research for undergraduates. Education majors begin inclassroom field work their freshman year. The Hodson Summer Research Institute encourages student-

IWU is proud of its beloved traditions. There’s ReBash, where students ring in the New Year (again) after they return from Winter Break, the Spotted Cow outdoor music festival, and the Bowman Boat Race, where students create boats using duct tape and cardboard to race across the campus pond — to name just a few.

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At IWU, the education experience extends beyond the classroom. Students can participate with oncampus clubs and organizations and play intramural sports, from softball to ultimate Frisbee to dodgeball.

All of this takes place in living environments that are second to none. Residence facilities are truly communities, with expansive common spaces and suites. Find air conditioning, carpet, no community bathrooms, a wellness room, a TV lounge, and free washers and dryers on every floor. It’s no surprise that IWU’s residence halls were named the No. 1 Best College Dorms in Indiana by niche.com. Chapel services three times weekly bring the university community together to worship and pray, and each semester kicks off with Summit, a three-day event team for spiritual renewal.

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THE COMMITMENT The program asks students to commit three days a week for 12 weeks, during which students receive 250 hours of hands-on training. The majority of the learning takes place in a clinical dental office setting with a class size of 16 to allow for personalized training and relationship building. DOT prepares students for the modern dental office that expects higher standards in entry level dental assistants. The intense training enables graduates to become valuable team members for the future dental practice of their choice.

SKILLS FOR TODAY’S DENTISTRY DOT’s new facilities offer state-of-the-art training. Students learn the most advanced techniques available in restorations, materials and instrumentation in a practical setting. Job shadowing and observation days enable students to gain valuable hands-on experience with practicing dentists. DOT is an accredited program through the State Workforce Innovation Council, Office for Career and Technical Schools, as well as an Accredited Radiology Program from the Indiana State Department of H ealth.

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NOW is the time to start saving for your child’s education after high school. You CAN be ready for the first tuition bill! A CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan account can help you do that, whether your student will graduate soon – or years from now. Here’s how: • Your contributions can grow tax-free and be used for qualified expenses at ANY eligible post-secondary school. • Indiana residents may get a 20% state income tax credit of up to $1,000 a year! • Grandparents and others can make gift contributions at any time or for special occasions.

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Affording college tuition Parents preparing to send their children to college face many questions and uncertainties: Will my child be safe? Will she excel in her studies? Will he make lasting friendships? Not any less important than these is the question of how you will afford and pay for your child’s education. This question can be even more stressful for divorced parents or those with non-traditional family structures, as the requirement to contribute financially toward tuition, room and board, books, fees, and associated expenses may be determined by the court and defined in a legally binding agreement. Married parents are not legally obligated to pay for their children’s college education. However, Indiana family law requires that college costs be addressed in divorce decrees or in modifications to existing decrees. The manner in which each parent contributes depends on a number of factors— primarily the income of each party. In addition to the cost of schooling, you may encounter other unexpected changes financially when your children reach college age. Recent amendments to Indiana statutes lowered the age of emancipation from 21 to 19 (in most circumstances). When a child is emancipated, he is a legal adult for child support purposes. Generally, this means that the child support obligation terminates when the child turns 19. If you were divorced before July 1, 2012, the spouse paying child support may have been compelled to pay until the child reached 21. Consult your court order or settlement agreement as the exact language differs across courts and jurisdictions. If the document reads, “Father to pay child support until Child turns 21 or is emancipated,” Father may not be obligated to continue making support payments past the child’s 19th birthday. However, if the document reads, “Father to pay child support until Child turns 21,” Father may be obligated to continue paying until the child reaches said age. If you finalized a divorce after July 1, 2012, the new emancipation age may already be incorporated into your agreement or court order. Review your documents to be sure of the exact provisions. When the child turns 19, the parent paying support should file a petition for emancipation. Please note that the obligations to pay child support and to financially contribute towards college costs are two different requirements.

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Consider whether any part of your divorce decree regarding college expenses should be modified; and Seek an attorney in whom you have trust and confidence to assist with these issues as failure to do so could preclude your child from affording college.


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Get up to date on breast health According to the American Cancer Society, one out of eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Here, Dr. Erica Giblin answers some common questions about breast health.

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In 2015, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed among women, as well as an estimated 60,290 additional cases of in situ breast cancer. Also in 2015, approximately 40,290 women were expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.

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Maintain a healthy diet (Mediterranean type) and appropriate weight. These are the most important things a person can do to help prevent any cancer, as well as heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer.

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At least once a month. If you’re still menstruating, perform a breast self-exam a week or so after your period. Breasts can swell and become more lumpy right before menses; this can make a self exam difficult. Look for new lumps, indentations in the skin, skin thickening or redness. Make sure to feel under your armpits for lumps as well.

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Mammography continues to evolve and improve; the sensitivity of current mammography is about 70 to 80 percent. Find a tumor when it’s smaller helps catch cancer at an earlier stage and allows for breast conservation surgery.

The American Cancer Society states that women should start having a yearly mammogram at age 45 if the patient is of average risk. If there is a family history of breast cancer, you’ll start earlier — at least by age 40.

We now have 3-D mammography, which has improved sensitivity in discovering very small breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue.

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WA R R I O R W O M A N ARMED WITH HOPE By Judy Burnett

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kit is telling the story of Mary Beth Gadus. Her relentless fight is shared by every woman diagnosed with breast cancer. It is our hope that her courage, spirit and outlook provide inspiration and hope to all of those affected by the disease. Mary Beth Gadus was a warrior. She probably would have argued with that description but what else would you call someone who battled metastatic breast cancer for nearly three decades? She was also funny, engaging and the most positive person you could ever know. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1988, Mary Beth was only 35 and busy bringing up two sons, ages 2 and 4. Her oncologist said he would give her “chemical warfare because if this comes back, you will not be here

to raise your children.” Mary Beth vowed, “You’re going to do whatever it takes to keep me alive to dance at my sons’ weddings.” Six months later, the cancer was gone. Fast forward 11 years. It was 2000, her boys were in the seventh and ninth grades, and the cancer came back for the first time. It was in the scar tissue where she had her mastectomy. She underwent radiation to her chest and neck and took Tamoxifen. Four years later, the cancer returned again — this time in a bone in her leg. She had chemotherapy and radiation to her leg and hip. The cancer and its treatment so decimated the bone that she needed a titanium rod placed in her leg. She broke that rod and needed another one. Finally, she had a cobalt femur head implanted so she could remain active.

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In 2013, the cancer came back for the third time. She told almost no one about the spot on her spine and tried to keep it a secret from her boys because her oldest son, Michael, was getting married that summer. She underwent targeted radiation for the tumor and was able to dance with Michael at his wedding. The cancer returned for a fourth time in 2014. This time it was in her lymph nodes, abdomen and groin. The doctors chose a new oral chemotherapy drug, specifically targeted to markers in her tumor. It seemed to work but caused terrible side effects. In June 2014, Mary Beth entered a clinical trial, using the same drug in a smaller dose combined with another drug. Side effects caused her to drop out of the trial but the cancer was no longer detectable. During this 2016 summer, she fought her fifth recurrence. Through all of this, Mary Beth raised a family, built a successful business and

remained active in her community. Late last year she was blessed with her first grandchild. Mary Beth devoted herself to many charitable organizations. None of her philanthropic work is more important to her than 100 Voices of Hope, the program she started in 2008. She single-handedly worked to raise more than $1 million for cancer research “hunches” at IU Simon Cancer Center. Sadly, Mary Beth passed away on August 6. But she did not lose her battle with cancer, any more than a soldier who falls on the battlefield loses that fight. Despite cancer, Mary Beth’s life was rich, filled with passion and the love of family and friends. She once saw a bumper sticker that asked, “Got hope?” Her response? “Yeah, I got hope!” In July she posted this Robert M. Hensel quote on her Facebook page: “Whenever we begin to feel as if we can no longer go on, hope whispers in our ear to remind us that we are strong.”

EXCERT FROM 'THE DASH' BY LINDA ELLIS

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning to the end He noted that first came the date of her birth And spoke the following date with tears, But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth And only those who loved her know what that little line is worth. ……. So when your eulogy is being read with your life’s actions to rehash Would you be proud of the things they say About how you spent your dash? The complete poem appeared in the printed program at Mary Beth's funeral service.

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VOICES OF HOPE While undergoing treatment for metastatic breast cancer, Mary Beth Gadus heard a breast cancer researcher express frustration that his request for funding into killing a tumor by cutting off its blood supply was rejected 21 times. When he finally received a grant, his work transformed cancer treatment. Later she heard her own doctor say his hunch about cancer prevention was not being funded. She decided to do something. Her idea was simple: get 100 people to donate $1000 each to research that hunch. She did exactly that. Since 2008, 100 voices of Hope has raised more than $1 million and provided charitable funding for research projects that would have never been funded by others. The money raised goes toward emerging research ideas at the IU Simon Cancer Center. Donors actually have a voice in which projects are funded. To learn more about Mary Beth Gadus and 100 Voices of Hope, go to cancer.iu.edu/100voices.


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Transitioning into fall is more than just pulling out your favorite sweaters and soup recipes. It also means adjusting your makeup look for the season. Geoffrey Coyle, an Indy-based (and indemand!) makeup artist tells us what we need to know about this year’s fall makeup trends.

SOFTEN BROWS

Gone are the days of the strong brow craze. Perfectly stenciled and fully filled-in brows are out, and softer, textured brows are in. Use a superfine brow pencil to draw short little strokes throughout the brow, keeping the color faded on the heads of the brows and more defined on the tails. Still able to see skin and hairs once you’re done? Good! Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

BUMP UP LIP COLOR

If you’re not one to wear much makeup, Geoffrey recommends making lip color your one “must” for fall. Opt for deeper reds and berries, brighter pinks, and nudes. Tip: Fill in the bottom lip with lipstick and press your lips together. This color imprint will show you where your natural lip line should be. Then go over that line with lip liner to add definition. Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

DRAMATIZE EYES

Dramatic doesn’t have to mean gaudy. Dare to try tasteful shades of navy, deep green or plum, and add smudges of gray or black in the outer corner of your eyes. Complete your bold look with liquid eyeliner drawn in the waterline and perhaps a few sparkles to catch evening light. Top with a mascara that wows. Le Volume De Chanel Mascara and Laura Mercier Instant Ink 24-Hour Brush Eyeliner

FRESHEN SKIN

Fresh skin, achieved with lightweight face makeup and Geoffrey’s application technique, is a sure way to look younger. Buff a tinted moisturizer into the skin with a finishing brush or work it in with your fingertips. Next, finger-dab a hydrating, illuminating concealer under your eyes and anywhere else you need coverage. Last, sweep a highlighting powder on the tops of your cheekbones, right above the highest point of your brows, down the center of your nose, on the ball of your chin, and above your lip. Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

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Fall in Indiana is unpredictable, which is the perfect excuse to stock up on stylish jackets. The right one can extend the life of your summer wardrobe and layer beautifully over light sweaters. Picking some neutral colors gives you more options, while a bright plaid jacket is a perennial fall favorite. When the weather trends erratically from hot and muggy to downright frigid, you can trend effortlessly with our picks for six impressive jackets. 39


Fly girl Bomber jackets reappeared on runways over two years ago with a monochrome body, leather sleeves and a sporty trim. They are still on trend in many forms and can be a chic substitute for a denim or leather jacket. Bomber jackets flatter all shapes and are surprisingly versatile. Wear them dressed up with a slip dress or skirt and boots, or go the casual route. Either way, you’ll be fashion forward for fall. Paper Crane Ethereal bomber jacket in olive green, $59 at pitaya.com. Vince Camuto Chiffonyoke Shirttail blouse, $69 at vincecamuto.com. Leather Pencil Skirt, $249, at Talbots.

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The anorak — aka army jacket — soldiers on among the stylish picks for fall. Choose the popular olive color or seek out navy, red or black. Dress it up for work with a pencil skirt or even a black dress. Pair it with printed tops, boho slip dresses and white jeans to make colors pop. Need more inspiration? Check Pinterest for 1,000+ ideas on how to style them. Ambiance jacket, $48, and Embrace top, $32; both at dottiecouture. com. Wide Leg Trouser Jeans, $49.88 at theloft.com.

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admired for its beauty and rich history, is now an ultraelegant fashion statement for the rest of us. The jacket is simply constructed with an inherent elegance about it. Pair it with neutral classics, jeans or even a white slip dress or figurehugging bodycon dress. Abstract sheer-patterned kimono jacket by Niche Clothing Company, $149 at marigoldclothing.com. Ming Wang sleeveless black sweater, $98 at Von Maur. Monkey Ride jeans, $29 at dottiecouture. com.


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Leather's flip side, velvety suede, shows up this fall in shoes, purses, skirts and jackets. This shirt jacket has a nifty price and the faux fabric means you can wash it. A warm caramel color makes a great neutral to don with every shade of denim, boho tops and even classic looks such as a cream turtleneck. Jack brand jacket, $88, and Wayf top, $68, at vonmaur.com. Wide Leg Trouser Jeans, $49.88 at theloft.com.

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red plaid — especially in the fall? This shirt jacket spares few details with its mix of soft flannel, lace details and pearl buttons. Button it up, belt it and wear as a jacket with jeans or a casual skirt for work. The Western bag amps up the rustic appeal.

up a varsity jacket-style bomber. Nail the sporty/casual look by layering it with distressed jeans, Chelsea boots, sneakers or even heels and a T-shirt. It's difficult to make a wrong move with a bomber jacket — they're practically foolproof.

Leaders in Leather purse, $189, and White Crow Shirt, $72; both at delaneysshop.com. Monkey Ride jeans, $29 at Dottie Couture. Belt, thrift store find.

Paper Crane Ethereal bomber jacket in black, $59 at pitaya.com. Factory Slim Washed T-shirt, $9.50 at jcrewfactory.com. Monkey Ride jeans, $29 at dottiecouture.com.

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OF HER LIFE By Judy Burnett

When Andrea Vellinga steps off the start line at the Indy Women’s Half Marathon and 5K this month, she isn’t sure whether she will travel a mile or all 13.1 miles but it really doesn’t matter. She’s already come a million miles since the catastrophic brain injury she suffered as a result of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse five years ago. Doctors feared the damage to her brain was so bad she wouldn’t survive. Andrea will be recognized as one of three “Phenomenal Women” at the 2016 Indy Women’s Half Marathon and 5K on Sept. 17. “I have always loved to run. It just feels good,” says the Pendleton, Ind., resident. Her recovery has been called miraculous by some. Due to the severity of her injury, she was in a coma after the accident. When she regained consciousness, she had to wear a helmet to protect her skull. She had to learn how to walk, talk, eat and speak again. She spent 10 months in hospitals and rehab facilities in Indiana and Michigan and years in outpatient rehabilitation after that. Andrea was training for the inaugural Indy Women’s Half Marathon in 2011 when she was injured. “I was in such good shape because of running,” Andrea says. “The doctors told my family I probably did as well as I did because of that.”

Five years after sustaining a traumatic brain injury during the Indiana State Fair stage collapse, Andrea Vellinga is back on course.

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”KEEP TRYING. EVEN IF YOU'RE AT YOUR LIMIT, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOUR BODY CAN DO. IF YOU THINK YOU CAN'T DO SOMETHING, DO IT ANYWAY.” Andrea takes to her local trails at Pendleton Falls Park.

INDY WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON The Indy Women’s Half Marathon debuted in August 2010 as the first women’s-only half marathon in Indiana. In just five years, it has become the largest women’s running event in the state and the 15th largest women's half marathon in the U.S. This event is special. A women’s-only race offers a unique atmosphere, emotion and camaraderie from runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Some race competitively, others for charities, some for loved ones or for reasons we may never know. Many will run with friends decked out in colorful fashions. The Indy Women’s Half Marathon and 5K, owned and produced by Carmel Road Racing Group, will recognize Andrea Vellinga and two others as Phenomenal Women to be introduced at this year’s race. All three women will participate in the opening ceremonies at 7:15 a.m. at the corner of Meridian and Ohio streets. In addition to Andrea, the Phenomenal Women are: TONYA LEWIS LEE is the wife of producer Spike Lee and an active voice for women’s health and wellness since 2007. She is a producer and writer, editor-in-chief and founder of Healthy You Now, and most recently the founder of Movita, a platform and online resource for women offering products to achieve their wellness goals and to live a healthy lifestyle.

Five years later, she is driving, hiking with friends and getting ready for a half marathon. She doesn't have feeling in her left arm, but she continues to work on it. She even has a part-time job. Andrea is thrilled to be working at the Fishers YMCA. “I love it there,” she says. Unrelated to her previous accident, in July she tripped while hiking with a friend and broke her left thumb. The fracture required surgery, which she had in early August. It was her eighth since 2011.

JEAN DRISCOLL won the Boston Marathon wheelchair division eight times, more than any other female athlete in any division. She is a five-time Paralympic Gold Medalist and is in the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Jean was born with spina bifida, and is an author and motivational speaker. Online race registration is open through Sept. 15 at indywomenshalfmarathon.com.

Andrea has always been athletic. She is a former Wright State University volleyball player and has even helped coach the Pendleton Heights volley ball team since her injury. Perhaps her background as an athlete helped shape her determination to not let her injury define or defeat her. “People should never give up,” she says. “Keep trying. Even if you’re at your limit, you never know what your body can do. If you think you can’t do something, do it anyway.” Andrea is a woman of strong faith and that has played a huge role in her recovery as well. “When I do get down, I pray. God is a friend of mine. He has a purpose for me.” When Andrea stands at the start line for the Indy Women’s Half Marathon, she isn’t sure how far she will be able to go. Five years ago, she was training for a race she never ran. She ran a race to save her life instead. On Sept. 17, she will have come full circle.

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Are you getting antsy to make a change in your life — and your living space? We are, too. Living rooms are the hub of the home. (Sorry, kitchen.) To help you scratch that itch for a home dec redux, we asked three local interior designers to decorate a living room with one common denominator: this mid-century modern sofa. They showed us that you don't have to change everything to create a whole new style. Have a look and be inspired to breathe new life into your own cozy retreat.


MODERN MARVEL

DUSTIN POLSTER | DESIGNER AT HOUSEWORKS Dustin started at Houseworks as a stock boy while going to school at IUPUI. Years later, he has worked his way up to design consultant and assistant manager for the modern furniture store. With two kids under 3, his home stays stripped down and childproofed, so here, he designed a living room that he’d love to have once his kids grow a little older.

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PILLOW TALK Start with a neutral palette of browns and grays in your anchor pieces and brighten them up with colorful accessories. The patterned pillow brings texture and movement to the unembellished couch, while the bright, solid pillow carries the pop of color. JUST-RIGHT HEIGHT Bear in mind these theories to furniture heights: The end tables should be lower than the arms of your couch, and your chair back should be as high or higher than your sofa back.

TOES IN THE SAND The Ronaldo rug in "sand" is a best seller at Houseworks. The shag-loomed makeup treats feet to a whole new level of softness. It's a welcome contrast to hard-edged wood and glass. INSTANT ENERGY Floral arrangements, such as these calla lilies from McNamara Florist, give your space freshness and energy. To make blooms a part of your regular living room decor, think staying power. Ask your favorite florist for a recommendation on which flowers last longer.


FEMININE MYSTIQUE

STACY MOLANDER | DESIGNER AT RUSTED WINDOW Stacy is the founder of Rusted Window and has 20 years of experience as a florist and interior decorator. She has a love for all things vintage and industrial, with some modern pieces mixed in. The living room she designed is the perfect reflection of those furniture affinities. DISTRESS CALL Stacy doctored up this vintage side table with Little Billy Goat Paint (see page 59 for a related workshop) and then marked it up with a Goat Stick. These "magic" crayon make furniture look intentionally distressed. GET ON THE SCALE As you’re purchasing furniture, think about scale. Stacy offers three tips: 1. Your wall decoration shouldn’t be wider than the sofa below it. 2. Don’t choose pieces with heavy legs. 3. Be respectful of clean lines. SOFTEN UP Mid-century modern design can feel unwelcoming on its own. To give your room a more feminine look, bring in floral prints and fresh flowers. The chevron and bloom-covered pillow was the inspiration for Stacy's room design. GOLD BOND Anything from nature softens a room, so Stacy brought in little pots of succulents for the elegant coffee tables. To emphasize the gilded thread that ties the room together, she spray painted the succulents and complementary candles gold!

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NICK WILLIAMS | DESIGNER AND FLORAL MANAGER AT JOHN KIRK FURNITURE GALLERIES Nick got his start in retail merchandising and display almost 40 years ago, evolving into floral, Christmas decor and interior design. If his longevity in the business doesn’t convince you of his talent, perhaps this will: His first year in Indianapolis, he won Rookie of the Year at the Decorator Show House for St. Margaret's! From then to now, he’s always loved helping clients bring their aesthetic to life.

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BALANCED DIET Nick is a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy. His inspiration for the design of this room was to keep the meat (anchor pieces) all neutral, and to get the pops of color and texture from the potatoes (accessories). Delicious!

STRONG ACCENTS Throw can pillows make or break the design of a room. Notice how these pick up colors that are mingled throughout this space. Never use pillows that match or blend into the couch they’re sitting on. Allow them to speak loudly.

WORK AN ANGLE The textured shag rug keeps the room feeling young. Try angling your rug to break up sharp lines and combat any potential sotdginess. If you're in love with your rug, this configuration also shows off more of it and makes it look bigger.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT By Tiffany Cox, CICOA

The old “you are what you eat” adage is truer than most people realize. Many of us understand that certain foods impact our body’s appearance and performance, but did you know that the food on your plate can affect your mental health as well? The human brain accounts for more than 20 percent of our daily caloric intake. Researchers say diets rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential for optimal brain health. Here six ideas on how you can introduce more brain-boosting nutrients into your daily diet.

VEGGIES |

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and dark leafy greens aren’t just rich in nutrients and fiber, but they’ve also been shown to protect against disease and may actually help to improve memory.

BERRIES |

Fresh, frozen or dried, berries are high in nutrients that boost memory. Enjoy a handful as a snack, mixed into cereal or yogurt, stirred into a batter, or tossed over a salad.

AVOCADOS |

A fantastic source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and monosaturated fats, avocados have been found to lower cholesterol and increase blood flow to the brain. Guacamole isn’t the only way to enjoy — mix chopped avocado with onion, bell pepper, grape tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice for a zesty salad. Slice and top your morning toast. Or blend avocado, spinach, watercress and a little honey or agave into a smoothie that will boost your brain all day long.

NUTS | Almonds, cashews

and pecans possess a wealth of nutrients designed to keep your brain in tip-top shape, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin B6, and vitamin E (which has been shown to stave off some forms of dementia).

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Salmon, tuna, sardines and herring are some of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Grill, bake or broil for the most benefits, or combine fish with cruciferous veggies for a healthful 1-2 punch — think salmon tacos with cabbage slaw, or seared tuna on salad greens.

COCONUT OIL | Many

sources claim coconut oil boosts heart circulation; regulates blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol; and prevents Alzheimer’s and dementia, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a one-size-fits-all cure for what ails you. Coconut oil is fine to use in small amounts, as you would use butter. Keep in mind that both are still saturated fats. Monounsaturated fats, like olive oil or canola oil, that are liquid at room temperature are still the preferred choice. Tiffany Cox is a registered dietitian and wellness coordinator at CICOA Foundation. To learn more, follow her blog at cicoa.org.

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FUN TO BE SHARP By Ellen Dial, Clear Water Commons

During our working years, the day-to-day hustle and bustle keeps our minds and memories fresh. Especially as we get a bit older, helping our minds stay nimble is key to supporting a healthy memory. After we retire and slow life down a little bit, we should keep our intellects active. Challenge our minds and memories keeps us feeling good and engaged. It’s critical to do so, just as staying as physically active as possible helps the process of getting older be a bit less daunting. Here at Clearwater Commons, we are strong advocates of staying intellectually active and challenged. Through our Lifestyle 360 program, we do just that for our residents as we also support the other dimensions of good health and engaged living: social, intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. Games are a big part of how we keep our minds and memories sparked. We play brain games such as online Cranium Crunches, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit. Social poetry slams, reading groups, study groups and evening gatherings give us opportunities to share stories and good times around the fireplace. Taking it up a notch, we are adding “armchair travel” and speakers on a myriad of topics. Our residents also enjoy outings to events and museums — getting both their minds and bodies going! Even though we don’t need assisted living just yet, we could all take a page from our residents’ books — read, play games, have new experiences and tell your story. You’ll be glad you did. Ellen Dial is the Executive Director at Clear Water Commons - Five Star Senior Living


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CONVERSATIONS LEAD TO SWEET MEMORIES By Vicki Maynard, SarahCare of Indianapolis

Three years ago, I had the privilege of becoming a grandmother, although that baby boy is no longer a baby. He’s now an active guy who likes trains and construction equipment, and insists on ranch dressing with his carrots. Last September, I was additionally blessed with a granddaughter, who is quickly blossoming as well. She’s not sharing her likes and dislikes with us yet, but her smile will light up a room. For me, becoming a grandparent has generated all kinds of emotions — love, pride and gratitude, to name a few. As I enter into the next phase of my life, I’m also starting to think about the future. How do I want to be remembered? What do I want my grandchildren to know about the history of my life? And so I ask you — What do you want your family to remember about you? At SarahCare of Indianapolis, we’ve developed a series of questions that we ask clients during day-to-day activities to start a conversation. If you don’t already know the answers (and even if you think you do), these are easy ways to open a discussion with family members about cherished memories, or to share your own with them:

LOSING YOUR MEMORY

WHAT HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL ME? IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU THINK I’M LIKE YOU? AND NOT LIKE YOU? IS THERE ANYTHING YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL ME BUT NEVER HAVE? WHAT DO YOU REGRET NEVER ASKING ME OR A LOVED ONE? WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE “FAD” FROM YOUR YOUTH? WHO WERE YOUR FRIENDS IN HIGH SCHOOL? WHAT SPORTS OR HOBBIES DID YOU ENJOY THEN? WHAT WORLD EVENT DO YOU REMEMBER THE MOST? HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? We’ve asked the people we care for some of these questions, and have been amazed at what we’ve learned. We knew one of our clients liked music, but didn’t know he used to play drums with Miles Davis. One client wanted her family to remember her love for the Bible. Another had written children’s books about the Indianapolis 500. We’ve seen memories of John F. Kennedy’s and Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassinations and the Vietnam War generate tremendous emotion. Everybody had something to share. It’s part of our common heritage. What do I hope my family remembers about me? That I wanted to be a mermaid when I grew up! What will your family remember about you? Vicki Maynard is the Executive Director at SarahCare of Indianapolis.

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Little Billy Goat paint is the next generation of chalk-style restoration paint. Learn how to easily turn your thrift store finds into fun family heirlooms during a Little Billy Goat class in September or October at Rusted Window in Carmel. The best part of the line is the goat sticks. These little magic sticks look like jumbo crayons and make distressing and adding detail simple!

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»» 2 PROJECTS: Two classes are available to teach you a variety of techniques and projects. Paint a 12”x12” vintage tin tile that will look beautiful on any wall. Or paint a box or tray from Rusted Window’s Built by Heroes collection — perfect for the center of your dining table. »» INCLUDED: Workshops include materials and tools needed to create each week’s design. Each session lasts up to two hours. The majority of classes make for a handson experience, letting you create your own masterpiece with the help of the Rusted Window team. »» DISCOUNT: After each workshop, shop Little Billy Goat products and receive 25 percent off your purchases that night. »» BYOB: Ask about private parties. You’re welcome to bring snacks and beverages for your group. »» REGISTER: Visit squareup.com/market/rw or email info@rustedwindow.com.

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I come from a family of birderwatchers, so outings often include a bird walk or drive. My father, E. R. H., got the pastime from his father and uncles. Now it’s left to his brother and my brothers to keep the tradition alive. These men leading their families on natural excursions creates new memories for their crews while keeping alive the memory of my father. Several years ago my mother hosted my father’s kin for a long weekend.

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Photos and Recipes by Katherine Costello

This featured a trip to Jasper-Pulaski State Park to view the sandhill cranes in the midst of their migration. After a splendid viewing and a chilly walk back to the car with the sun going down fast, I had one thought: this great moment needed to be followed by a celebration of food — a tailgate. This is simple, delicious tailgating menu; you can prepare most of the items the night before. The main item is what I call “not a slider.” Theyt are

miniature sandwiches, made with purchased mini buns. I prefer small brioche or pretzel buns. The pork is served with a crisp apple slaw, and the beef with a simple horseradish sauce and optional mushroom glaze topped with crispy fried onions. There’s a simple roasted root veggie side, and just in case you don’t have access to a fire for s’mores, I’ve included one of my favorite oatmeal cookie recipes.


Tenderloins

Pork

2 large pork tenderloins (about 2.5 pounds total) 5 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, peeled 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper 2 tablespoons chunky salt (maldon is my fav salt) 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons dried sage 3 tablespoons apple jelly or apricot jam 1 teaspoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon water 2 packages mini rolls, such as brioche or pretzel rolls (6- or 9-roll packages) 1| Brush the pork tenderloins with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Make four equally spaced slits about halfway through the top of the meat with a small knife and place a garlic clove in each slit, pushing it into the center of the loin. Combine the next four dry ingredients (pepper, salt, red pepper and sage) into a small bowl, mix together, and then rub and evenly coat the pork. Allow to sit about 30 minutes or in the refrigerator over night. 2| Using a large, heavy-bottomed pan, heat up the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown the tenderloins, about 2 minutes on all four sides, for a total of 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover loosely with a lid, leaving an opening for the steam to escape. Cook for about 8-10 minutes longer, so that the meat reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Remove from the pan, and place on parchment paper to rest. 3| Return the heavy-bottomed saucepan with pork drippings to the heat, deglazing the pan with the jelly, vinegar and water; cook on medium and whisking until smooth. Brush the tenderloin with the sauce and let sit for 15 minutes. If you are not going to serve it right away, refrigerate until assembly. To assemble the “not a slider” pork version, toast rolls for 10 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Thinly slice the pork and arrange on the bottom of the rolls, top with drained apple slaw.

Apple slaw

1 cup matchstick-sized cut or long-grated apple 1 cup shredded red cabbage 1 /4 cup shredded radish 3 kale leaves, thinly sliced 1 /4 cup chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon celery seeds 2 whole cloves (remove before serving) 1| Blend the above ingredients in a large bowl and add the dressing.

Dressing

/4 teaspoon ground mustard 1 /4 cup cider vinegar   3 /4 cup olive oil 1 /4 cup honey (preferably local)   2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

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1| I prefer to use my immersion blender for this one, but you may want to whisk or use your blender. Combine all ingredients except for the olive oil, and then slowly add the oil in a steady stream, blending for 2 minutes on high. Pour the dressing over the apple slaw and toss. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight, giving it a stir every few hours.

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Cow

2 large tender beef steaks (about 2.5 pounds total; not beef tenderloin) 4 garlic cloves 5 tablespoons Olive oil 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper 2 tablespoons chunky salt (maldon is my fav salt; half smoked salt works well too) 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons loosely chopped fresh rosemary 1 cup packed French-fried onions, for assembly (optional) Mushroom glaze (optional) 1| Cook and prep the beef in the same way as the Pork Tenderloins: brush with olive oil, insert garlic cloves and rub with the dry ingredients. 2| Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat and add meat, browning each side approximately 2 minutes (about 8 minutes total). Reduce heat to mediumlow and cook an additional 10 minutes, slightly covered, until the internal meat temperature is 150 degrees. Allow the beef to cool a bit and then remove from pan. Reserve the pan for deglazing.

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Mushroom glaze (optional)

6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 2 cups sliced mushrooms (shiitake or button preferred) 1 tablespoon minced shallots 1 teaspoon sugar 1 /2 cup dry red wine (never “cooking wine”) 1| Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in the same saucepan in which the beef was cooked, adding the sliced mushrooms and cooking until brown. Add the shallots and sugar, stirring while cooking until the shallots are also brown. Add 1/2 cup of the red wine and cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes. Reduce to a simmer and whisk in the remaining 3 tablespoons cold butter, adding small pieces one at a time, blending until smooth.

Horseradish sauce

/2 cup prepared mayonnaise  3 tablespoons heavy cream 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon grated horseradish 1 teaspoon salt Fresh rosemary, to garnish

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1| Mix together thoroughly. Cover and chill until time to serve.


Roasted Root Veggies

2 large or 3 small red or golden beets, trimmed and scrubbed 2 large turnips peeled 1 large parsnip, peeled 1 large sweet potato, peeled 1 /2 red onion, peeled and chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Coarse salt and pepper, to taste 1| Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2| Line a heavy baking sheet with parchment paper.

Oatmeal Cookies

3| Chopped all the veggies into 1/2 -inch pieces. In a large bowl, toss veggies with the garlic, rosemary, thyme and oil; mix well to coat. Arrange on the parchment-lined sheet. Generously season with salt and pepper. Cook in the 400-degree oven, stirring every 10 minutes, for about 30 minutes (until veggies are tender but not mushy). Cool on a rack and refrigerate until 30 minutes prior to serving.

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11/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 /2 teaspoon salt 1| Sift together all dry ingredients. Set aside. 11/2 cups butter (room temperature) 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 /4 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup chocolate pieces (white, dark, milk — mix it up) 1 cup toasted nuts (your choice) 1 /2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional) 1 cup powdered sugar 1| Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the butter and sugars in a stand mixer or using a hand mixer until light, scraping the bowl as needed. Add the eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly. Mix in the oil and vanilla in a slow stream. 2| Add the sifted ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture, stirring by hand or on low until just combined. Do the same with the rolled oats. 3| Stir in the chocolate and nuts. 4| Roll into medium-sized balls (about 1 large tablespoon each) and then roll each ball in powdered sugar; flatten with a glass. 5| Arrange on a parchment-lined cooking sheet, 1 inch apart. Bake in the 350-degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until the bottom edges are browned.  Place on rack to cool. Devour!

This article is dedicated to my father, E. R. H., and for the birding spectacle he loved most, the migration of waterfowl.

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September is National Recovery Month Recovery Month is a national observance educating Americans about addiction treatment and mental health services. National Recovery Month spreads the positive message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 23.1 million people aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem, but only 3.8 million received professional treatment for a substance use disorder. Kristin was one who was fortunate enough to find the help she needed to turn her life around. Kristin’s story began when she was a teenager, drinking with friends. She went to college, but didn’t graduate, due to partying. She moved on to a job, marriage and motherhood, and her drinking increased. After divorcing, Kristin raised her daughter while working and purchasing a house. She found herself turning to drugs, such as meth, to help her through the day. Eventually, Kristin’s alcohol and drug addiction got the best of her. Her personality changed as her life spiraled downward. Then one day Kristin was arrested and began to face the reality of the addiction she had been hiding from her family.

“I was tired of living with the pain of everyday life.” Kristin entered Laverna Lodge for Women, a program of Fairbanks Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center. Now 19 months sober, she is living in the community and volunteering as a sponsor for other women in the program. In addition to regaining hope and finding her purpose, Kristin shared that the most amazing aspect of her recovery was discovering her self-esteem. “For the first time in my life, I could look in the mirror and like what I saw,” she said.

In recognition of National Recovery Month, Fairbanks Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center is reaching out to the Indianapolis community to help spread the word that treatment works and recovery is possible. If drugs or alcohol are affecting your or a loved one’s life, seek help from a professional. Fairbanks offers free assessments seven days a week.

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