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and scores of other choices. “Forty to fifty organizations will be there to get people outdoors, and to introduce new kinds of outdoor recreation,” said Steve King, HMBA board member. “We are the biking organization and we want folks doing something they’ve never considered trying.” In recent years, HMBA carved three permanent mountain biking trails in the hills and dales of Ft. Harrison State Park including a one-mile Beginner’s Trail described as flat, tight, twisty and fun; the Lawrence Creek Trail, a fourmile excursion with topography similar to Brown County with more hills and challenges for intermediate riders; and the Schoen Creek Trail, not long, but grueling for expert riders who are looking for a serious challenge. “DNR wanted us to introduce kids to mountain biking and to show off the Ft. Harrison trails,” explained Mark Finney, Bicycle Garage Indianapolis (BGI), which is a major HMBA supporter.

At Outdoor Experience volunteers will fit kids and adults with helmets and appropriately sized bikes, and teach novices how to negotiate simple trail obstacles. Kids will ride on guided tours of the flat, one-mile Beginner’s Trail, winding through park woods with a few minor elevated grades and turns. The advice for first-timers is simple. “Keep your eyes up and pedal, other than that, you’re in good shape,” said a smiling Finney. The bikes for the event are donated along with equipment used to mark the trails. “BGI has a large fleet of mountain bikes in all sizes that we’ll add to those owned by HMBA. Do Indiana Off Road (the state’s largest promoter of mountain biking events) is generously donating trail obstacles and the snow fencing for safety barriers,” Finney noted. DNR’s overarching purpose for Outdoor Experience is to provide a free opportunity for people to

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experience activities that are available at DNR facilities, and to get people into parks who don’t normally visit them. Last year, about 30,000 visitors flooded Ft. Harrison State Park for the rain-or-shine affair, and HMBA is seeking volunteers for this year’s event. “Biking experience helps, but isn’t necessary,” explained Justin Whitaker, bike event promoter. “It’s a great volunteer opportunity. Seeing a six-year-old kid on training wheels go across a log is really amazing and rewarding.”

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The report’s troubling data prompted Townepost (publisher of atGeist and atFishers magazines) to seek a status report on the Geist dam. This is what we learned.

basis to ensure there’s no seepage,” explained Malone. A piezometer is an instrument for measuring the pressure of a fluid.

Construction on the earthen and concrete Geist dam was completed in 1943 – 70 years ago. “We would describe the Geist Reservoir dam as being in very good condition,” said Ed Malone, director of production, Citizens Energy Group, when questioned about the dam’s structural integrity. “We have no concerns related to its age. We inspect to evaluate the conditions associated with the dam, and any predictive or preventive maintenance needed.”

While there is every reason to believe the Geist dam is structurally sound, and that it is subjected to rigorous safety inspections and regular maintenance, one potential threat looms – an earthquake. The New Madrid Fault Line centered in southeast Missouri is capable of causing a significant earthquake with shock waves reaching Indiana. The New Madrid zone had four of the largest North American earthquakes in recorded history, and seismologists have long warned it is overdue for a seismic event of some consequence. New Madrid researchers say a violent shifting of its tectonic plates could potentially result in significant damage in seven states, including Indiana. The Wabash Valley fault system is also capable of wreaking seismic damage.

Geist Reservoir and the dam are privately owned assets of Citizens Energy Group (CEG). The dam is subject to regulatory oversight by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and carries a federal designation as a high-hazard dam, meaning a failure could cause loss of life, homes, buildings, utilities, etc. High hazard dams in Indiana must be inspected every two years. CEG’s Malone noted that the Geist dam receives annual inspections by a third-party engineering firm. “Typically, there may be minor issues that are fixed immediately. The dam and spillway are monitored daily [by CEG], 365 days a year. Someone is there to physically inspect it, looking at both sides (of the structure),” he explained. According to the DNR, in July of last year, Indianapolis engineering firm Cardno ATC conducted the required third-party inspection of the Geist dam, giving it an overall “fair” rating – the second-highest of five designations. “No existing dam safety concerns were recognized for normal loading [pressure] conditions,” explained Phil Bloom, DNR spokesman, who added, “Infrequent hydraulic or seismic events would probably result in dam safety deficiency” for structures with “fair” ratings. Bloom emphasized that the highest rating (“satisfactory”) is difficult to achieve, and to reach it, “The dam would have to have a safe performance under all conditions, including earthquakes,” he said.

In 2008, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake centered in Illinois struck the Midwest, shaking buildings in Chicago and Indianapolis (source: US Geological Survey report.) DNR spokesman Bloom said, “Possible damage to Geist Dam from an earthquake would depend on conditions such as the magnitude of the earthquake, the geologic condition under the dam,” and other factors. Liquefaction (shaking causing a severe loss of soil strength) is a risk associated with earthen dams. CEG‘s Malone said any such seismic activity impacting the Geist dam would be determined quickly. “We do have tremors periodically Map showing New Madrid and Wabash Valley Earthquake Zones . Source | earthquake.usgs.gov

When contacted by Townepost to discuss the Geist dam, Malone said a considerable amount of dollars are spent to ensure the longevity of each of the utility’s dams. “You’ll find we spend a considerable amount of time and effort… in assuring the reliability of this dam (Geist),” he emphasized. In 2010, CEG made improvements to the dam’s upstream slope and crest (the water side). The work included pouring concrete over steel mats to mitigate erosion; raising the vertical wall on the face of the dam by two feet; replacing security fencing and installing security cameras; and driving metal sheets into the earthen dam to inhibit seepage. “Piezometers inside the dam are monitored on a monthly 16

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issue. “You do the best you can with the tools you have. It’s for others to decide when additional funding is available,” said spokesman Bloom. When asked specifically about the safety and inspection record of the Geist dam, DNR did not raise any red flags, and CEG called the dam’s condition very good. “It has been maintained, and continues to serve its purpose. We take that responsibility very seriously and are always vigilant about safety, stability and long-term reliability,” said Malone.

– two or three in the last ten years, very moderate. Also, we have cameras and can see any such seismic action because of water movement.” According to the DNR, the 2012 Geist inspection report concluded, “there is virtually no probability of liquefaction for the soil conditions at [the dam] under any reasonably anticipated ground-shaking.”

It’s worth contemplating, however, what might happen to the dam in the event of a serious earthquake – a force of nature that, as history has shown, is a legitimate threat in the Midwest. A link to ASCE’s Report Card on America’s Infrastructure is available on our website, www.atFishers.com.

Perhaps most troubling is Indiana’s anemic commitment to dam safety: just $400,000 and only five full-time employees, which equates to 217.6 dams per engineer. In 2005, Indiana ranked 25th in full-time engineers devoted to dam safety. The DNR said it is taking steps to proactively address the

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| Whitney Mucha It’s common when looking at buying a house to put a basement on the top of the ‘must have list’. So you built or bought a house with a basement, but it’s unfinished or not finished to suit your needs or style, now what? Keep reading and I’ll share some great tips I learned by visiting four local businesses that can solve your basement woes, and have you relaxing in your new space before the end of football season.

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First, let’s talk about money. We’ve all been inspired by HGTV, Pintrest or even a neighbor’s house but most of those inspirations take money. I haven’t found a nursery yet in Fishers that sells the elusive ‘money tree’ so I went searching for the next best thing, a private banker. Courtney Lloyd, a private banker with STAR Financial, shared with me how she can offer homeowners solutions to their financial needs for a remodel or redesign project. The most important first step in any project is to calculate your budget. Courtney advised, “Many banks have moved away from unsecured lending so it’s important to determine what assets you have that can be used as collateral for a loan. It’s also critical to be prepared to furnish bank statements, investment account statements, mortgage statements, pay stubs, tax returns and other financial information. The more information you present the more efficient and timely a lending institution can be in providing a credit decision.” Typically, banks will use an individual’s credit score and debt-to-income ratio. “Recently, appraisal values have also played a significant role in the decisionmaking process for home improvement lending,” Courtney explained.

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The benefits of working with STAR Financial for your financial needs reach beyond Courtney’s expert advice and superb customer service. She added, “At STAR, we have financed home

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A basement improvement project can take on many forms. Projects may start from scratch with concrete walls and floors and leave a blank canvas for shaping your own space. Other basements are fully finished but need a refresh or redesign to give your space an updated look. Local Sherwin Williams Store Manager Ted McLendon offered tips and tricks for selecting the best paint and color for your purpose. His store at 12680 E. 116th St., east of Brooks Sydney Brown, Management Trainee offers Dave School Rd., is Adami assistance in selecting the perfect color. always busy with contractors, designers, and homeowners in search of paint and supplies. The staff is well-prepared to assist you in finding inspiration within the store’s selection of over 1500 colors. When selecting a color for your basement remodel be mindful of the lighting in your space. Since basements generally do not have much natural light, be sure to test colors in the space you will be painting. Consider the type of mood you would like to set in your space. The Sherwin Williams ColorSnap app for smartphones is a great way to begin your exploration for color inspiration. Current color trends are rich, adventurous colors inspired by tones in nature. Heavily saturated, watery colors are big sellers. English ivy colors are also gaining popularity. Customers are also showing a lot of interest in classic grays. After you’ve selected your color, it’s time to select the sheen of paint. Ted shared his insight for selecting the right type of paint for your space. “The ‘best’ type of paint will be the one that most closely matches the subjective needs of the room being painted,” he said. “Higher sheen paints

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You’ve moved on to the flooring stage of your remodel and you are ready to wrap up the project and start enjoying your new space. Don’t rush this important stage. Todd Wentico, owner of Wentico and Company, suggests looking at flooring as a long term investment. “Select your flooring based on what you like, durability, and price. Too many people focus only on the price of a product when they are selecting flooring,” Todd explained. There are many options for basement flooring but Todd suggests choosing a good quality-engineered floor because it is more resistant to higher moisture levels found in basements in Indiana. Because basements are now becoming part of overall living space, it’s important to select flooring that you like and want to see every day. If carpet is your choice, Todd recommends a tightly bound commercial grade with a good pad. His experience with restoration after flooding leaves him leaning

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He will talk to you and help walk you through the flooring selection process. What’s unique about Wentico and Company? Instead of a brick and mortar store, Todd and his local team bring samples to you. It’s important for homeowners to see the product for several days in various lighting at various times of the day and decide whether or not they can live with that selection,” he said.

WAIRE do I turn to for more help?

Where do you turn for more design help on a remodel, to finish a basement, or build a new space? The WAIRE Group is the perfect solution to all of your design and building needs. Owners Charlie and Angie Watson boast more than 20 years of experience in residential construction and design. The WAIRE Group owners Charlie & Angie Watson with their children, I sat down and talked to Angie about key factors in a Chandler, Cole, and Alaina. basement remodel. “It’s important to assess what services codes. We have been called in to ‘fix’ issues that have are needed for each client. Some clients just need a little direction or design assistance but already have ideas in their been left by other contractors,” she shared. “It’s important that contractors be knowledgeable on building codes to mind of what they would like to accomplish. Other clients ensure safety, compliance, and customer satisfaction!” By are in need of a full design-build project. At the WAIRE hiring The WAIRE Group, the homeowner is taken out of Group, we will help put together a plan on a budget that the position of ‘bad guy’. The WAIRE Group works with works for each client.” proven contractors who provide excellent service. Angie The WAIRE Group offers services that include residential guaranteed, “We pride ourselves on doing the work the way building, remodeling, and restoration. Check out the we would have it done in our own home.” testimonials on their website at www.wairegroup.com and I’m Inspired! see why this Fishers-based family-owned company is the A remodel, redesign, or makeover of any space can be a perfect choice for all of your design and building needs. big undertaking. It’s particularly important when designing Angie advises all homeowners embarking on a remodel or your basement space to consider how your space will be building project to get at least three bids from contractors used. Take the time to plan your project and make the and make sure you receive the estimates in writing to best selections for your family. STAR Financial, Sherwin protect yourself from future added costs. “Unfortunately, Williams, Wentico and Company, and The WAIRE Group there are contractors who cut corners or don’t follow are all ready to assist you in your design, remodel, and improvement project needs. Put down this article, head downstairs to the basement, and look around. What’s on your wish list for a basement remodel? Need help? These fine Fishers businesses are ready for your call. STAR Financial: Three branch locations in Fishers: 11673 Allisonville Road; 13318 Olio Road; 8762 E 96th Street. 317-566-3144, clloyd@starfinancial.com Sherwin-Williams: 12680 E. 116th St., 317-845-4347, www.Sherwin-Williams.com Wentico and Company: 317-847-3201 or twentico@gmail.com The WAIRE Group: 317-965-5335 or angie@wairegroup.com

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are the ideal facility in which to provide mentoring to students because students feel that they can speak the truth,” said Heil. Fishers Fire Chief Steve Orusa is beginning his third year as a YMI mentor. After hearing Heil speak about the program at a church service, Orusa knew that he wanted to participate. He now serves on the YMI Board of Directors. Because of his work in public safety, Orusa has seen how the need for acceptance can lead kids to risky behaviors, regardless of academic performance and wealth status. “Group conformity is in, morals and accountability are out. With my

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mentees, I talk about understanding one’s own integrity and how to hold themselves accountable,” said Orusa. The YMI program succeeds because of its focus on helping kids with social challenges and confidence issues. “To be a mentor, you need to be able to provide encouragement without conditions,” Orusa explained. He has observed that after kids have a foundation of values intact, they can get through both the good and the bad things that happen. “Mentoring adults have an opportunity to make a difference in the community, and impact the future,” he said.

The participating schools provide YMI with names of students who could benefit from the program. Mentors and mentees are paired based on answers both provide on a compatible life and interest inventory. Common experiences will allow mentors and mentees to bond. Mentoring sessions are held at the school in a comfortable, private setting. Lorna Goodwin, the assistant manager at The National Bank of Indianapolis in Fishers, has always had a soft spot for kids. As the mother of three grown children, she felt that she could provide support and guidance for youth in need. september 2013

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When the Fishers Chamber of Commerce reached out to business leaders to mentor for YMI, she knew that she wanted to help. Goodwin spent one semester as a mentor and looks forward to continuing with the program. “Initially, I was surprised by the need for kids to establish a big picture view,” said Goodwin. Mentors share with their mentees how they’ve dealt with a similar problem or situation in their lives, a divorce or loss of a parent, for example. “The kids who are referred to the program are often not setting goals and making good choices. They don’t see that by making choices, certain doors open and others close. Or, how passing Algebra class is the ticket to getting a diploma. They tend to exist in the moment,” said Goodwin. YMI provides training sessions and weekly discussion points. Mentors also get feedback from other mentors. Helping these kids is a positive thing for the mentors, too. “I spend an hour a week with my mentee, and the time flies by, and you do feel like you contribute,” said Goodwin. Hamilton Southeastern School Board President, Diane Eaton, is looking forward to her first session as a mentor. “I’m at a good point in my life to give back to the community,” said Eaton. She sees great value in the YMI program. “The Fishers demographic is changing, and families are changing as a result of our economic reality. Young people need our support and guidance as families deal with struggles,” said Eaton. YMI is looking for more mentors. “We want to add 25 people this semester because we’re starting a new program at the HSE Freshman Campus,” said Heil, who stressed that volunteers are not counseling professionals, just caring adults. “We are recruiting. We want more volunteers and would love to find a corporate sponsor for the organization as a whole so that

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On Saturday, October 12, YMI is hosting the Ultimate Dodgeball Challenge fundraiser to benefit the YMI school-based mentoring programs. “We wanted to do something fun and inclusive. Fun competition is good!” said Heil. To find out how to share your life to change a life and learn more about becoming a YMI mentor, contact Carla Hayden at Carla@ymionline.org.

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one of two states not exposed to Krav Maga, and that he wanted to change that. To better understand Krav Maga, and to share what the experience is like, a friend and I took two Level 1 classes taught by different instructors. In these classes, I practiced punching and kicking. On the first night, we learned how to stop a choke. We were also taught the proper fighting stance: 1) Legs shoulder width apart; 2) Take a natural step with your left foot; 3) Lift your right heel. The following night we learned how to protect ourselves and how to counteract should you be knocked onto your back. This technique was very effective. My friend and I had a lot of fun practicing it. One of us would get into position and the other would attack. When executed correctly, the technique works really well. Krav Maga Worldwide offers classes at varying levels of difficulty, ranging from young children to retirees. Why is Krav Maga valuable? “It’s a lot different than traditional martial arts. We don’t have just katas and forms. It’s more of a practical and functional self-defense for all people and all walks of life,” Jeff explained. “It’s very good for discipline. We are more martial than arts.” More information about Krav Maga is available at 317-595-KRAV. Turner is a student at FCI. He is the older brother to Brewer Edwards and the son of Clark and Deidra Edwards. He loves hanging out with his friends and helping neighbors out in a pinch. If you have a story you would like Turner to write about contact him via email at turneratfishers@yahoo.com.

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this demographic,” organizers said in a news release. The Expo will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 AM – 6 PM at the Fountains in Carmel. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more information contact Lindsey Bockhorst at lindseybockhorst@gmail.com or visit www.glutenfreelivingnow.org.

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Then, there was sharing his decision with the rest of the members of Straight No Chaser. Ryan, a front man for the group, was nervous. “SNC was such an amazing opportunity. I had been so blessed to be traveling with my best friends, enjoying the time spent, but yet knowing I was ready for something else,” explained Ryan. When Ryan joined SNC in college, he replaced Steve Morgan, a graduating senior at the time. Ryan called Steve to get his advice about how to break it to the guys. “Steve had been on Broadway. He is a very talented singer and holds an MBA. When the group was originally re-assembled, his timing wasn’t right and I was in – now timing was good for him. He was to replace me,” said Ryan.

on the weekends at Geist Christian Church north campus as part of the worship team.

Last October there was a charter ‘SNC Cruise’ and Ryan and Lauren decided to break the news to the group at the end of the trip. Ryan’s last performance with SNC was December 23rd, 2012, and he began his Young Life training on January 5th. “It was a fast turnaround,” said Ryan. He was ready for the next new adventure in his life.

Ryan is in a rare position to share his experience of making good decisions that impact his life in a positive way. Being a role model is a natural position for Ryan to undertake considering the life changes he’s experienced in the last couple of years.

Once you open yourself up to possibilities, things start rolling towards you – and Ryan and Lauren have been enjoying themselves and the time together. “It’s nice to have him home more – the travel was tough but we made it work,” she said. And, the couple is performing together

Ryan and Mike Luginbill (’99 HSE grad) of SNC held a fundraiser at the Hearthstone Coffeehouse to raise money for the Young Life summer camp this past spring. Thanks to social media, word spread and the event was a success. Some serious SNC fans drove down from Michigan to enjoy the intimate venue. Ryan plans to consider more performances around the area, but is happy working with Young Life. “The kids are great, and we have a very supportive group of parents. Its exciting to be experiencing such amazing growth!” said Ryan.

As for music, it is a huge part of their lives, and will continue to be (and, perhaps some day there will be three kids in the family portrait along with Rusty’s floating head.) For information about Young Life, visit HSEYL.com.

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Taking Shelter in a Storm Tim Sivak and wife Bridget LeClair with son standing next to underground storm shelter in back yard | Laurie Quinn Meet Tom Sivak, executive director of Hamilton County Emergency Management. He and his wife, Bridget LeClair and their son, moved to Fishers last October after accepting the new professional position in Fishers. Tom and Bridget researched house after house when looking for a home in Fishers and fell in love with one that did not have a basement. Some people would think there is nothing to do about the situation and accept that they have no basement in the event of a dangerous storm. With Tom’s background, however, he knew that he could have the house he wanted and still provide a safe shelter for his family during storms. “When it comes to preparedness, awareness is the number one goal,” Tom stated during our interview. Being aware of what could happen will make you take the necessary precautions to be prepared. Tom was deployed to Henryville after damaging tornadoes swept through the southern Indiana town last year. The experience showed that he had to take measures to ensure his family would be safe during 40

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an emergency, and to give him peace of mind while he was out on the job. Tom began researching underground storm shelters (I see your brain envisioning a storm shelter like that in “The Wizard of Oz”, but what Tom found isn’t like that.) He found an underground shelter made of a fiberglass material that can seat five or six people. Yes, I said seat – it has benches molded into the design. There is a latch that can be locked or unlocked from both the exterior and interior of the unit. There are covered air vents so oxygen can get inside while keeping water out. The air vents also serve as a way to communicate with anyone outside of the shelter in the event someone is inside and debris has fallen on top of the unit. (I tested it and could hear the person inside talking after the lid had been closed.) So, let’s get down to the price tag of this storm shelter! I do not have a basement in my house and I know there are many homes in Fishers without basements. Is there a price that you can place on being prepared? This shelter cost Tom and his family $4,500 including installation. This is probably cheaper than a hospital bill for any

injuries should you survive a tornado. It took three weeks for the company to install. Sivak offered some pointers for consideration before installing an underground storm shelter: 1. Check with the Town of Fishers for any license or permits needed to install it. 2. Check with your homeowner association for easements and property lines before installation. 3. Check FEMA standards for safe rooms before purchasing one. 4. Research the company you plan to use before buying one. “I have hesitations referring one company over another to do the job, but just Google ‘safe rooms’ or ‘storm shelters’ and many options will show up,” Tom noted. With his storm shelter installed, Tom knows the next time he’s called out he will have peace of mind knowing he did what was necessary to keep his family safe from a dangerous storm. Laurie Quinn is the publisher of Fishers Community Newsletter. She enjoys being outside whenever possible whether it is biking, hiking or pushing her kids on the swings.

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| Laurie Quinn You can’t tell by my vehicle (a Toyota Sequoia), but I try to live a fairly “green” life. My family eats mostly organic foods and drinks from reusable water bottles. Cleaning days mean I smell of white vinegar. So when I came across a business postcard for a company called ReStone, I read it and instantly called the number provided. I set an appointment with Gary Carpenter, landscaping architect, and Bob Mooney, the owner of ReStone. I was warmly welcomed and offered a chair next to a fascinating side table. I looked at it and noticed it was made of granite squares. Bob noticed I was checking it out and told me that ReStone made it out of reused granite. My eyes quickly started checking out the floors. 42

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It was all reused granite but with a twist. The granite was turned upside down, specially washed and applied to the floor. It was then sealed to bring out the natural beauty of each piece of granite. The finished side of granite gets too slippery when wet, but ReStone learned that inverted granite can be used outside in wet conditions, as well as for interiors. This technique works great poolside as granite also resists heat, making the surface cooler for bare feet walking across it. Granite is also resistant to fading and scratches. The pavers are thin enough to be placed over an existing concrete patio but strong enough to be used on a driveway. ReStone is a locally owned and operated company with a desire to keep discarded and leftover granite material out of landfills by re-purposing it as an extremely unique and durable product. ReStone is LEED certified (Leadership and Energy Efficient Design), a designation reserved for environmentally efficient design and build processes used in the architecture and building industries. Here’s how ReStone works. Bob sets out hoppers at different construction sites. When construction workers remove granite from buildings it is placed in the hoppers. ReStone picks up the bins and takes the granite back to their shop. They run these pieces through a patented hydraulic press that cuts and shapes the granite into usable pavers.

These pavers can be used to make anything from tables to exterior walkways and patios. They can also be used inside of a building or house. Bob Mooney started the company in 2011, but as an owner of a demolition company, he has always looked for creative ways to reduce waste on job sites. He learned about ReStone from a colleague in North Carolina and spent a few days with him learning the trade and the benefits of taking on the motto of “Reduce, Reuse, Restore”. 100% of their products come from reusing what otherwise would be discarded material. As a person who is always looking for ways to make the earth a better and cleaner place for my kids and my grandkids, I love their motto and their product. As for my choice in vehicles, I am not planning on giving up my Sequoia anytime soon, but perhaps with companies out there like ReStone, I can start making “clean” decisions for my and my childrens’ future.

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f you want to bring luxury to your door, I suggest you invite Bill Geer over. Bill is an executive clothier with the Tom James Company. Bill just crossed into his 19th year providing clients with “to-your-door service” for all manner of clothing. He provides custom and ready-made suits and shirts, casual wear, and golf attire including the Fairway and Green and Zero Restriction lines. In addition, he has shoes by Allen Edmonds, Ferragamo, Cole Hahn and more, and a full catalog of accessories. Bill will come directly to your home or office and assist you with creating not only the most fashionable wardrobe you have ever had, but also the best fitting. If you’re thinking, “I can’t afford custom clothing”, think again – because you really can. Bill has custom cloth for suits that start at $599-$699 including a shirt and tie. Also if you are thinking, “is there really a difference with custom clothing”, the answer is yes. Once you have Bill make you a suit, shirt or trousers that are custom fit to your body, there is no going back. With custom clothing, not only is it tailored to your body, but it can also be tailored to your taste. If you want a single-button jacket with a peak lapel, Bill can do that. Perhaps you want a three-button jacket with flat front pants. Bill can do that. A couple of my favorite touches that Bill puts into my suits are functional buttons on my sleeves which is a true mark of a custom suit. And, the label inside my jackets reads “Turner and Brewer’s Dad”, instead of simply my name. This calls to mind one of the things that Bill has said, “Quit wearing someone else’s name inside your suit and wear your own.”

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can provide, and the convenience is tremendous. Once Bill has your sizes determined, you select the fabric you like and he delivers the garments ready to wear. The selection is unparalleled. If you are accustomed to finding seven or eight suits in your size in a retail store, Bill can show you hundreds of fabrics for your garment. Think of it this way – Bill visits your spouse, partner or significant other prior to a birthday or Christmas and they pick out a fabric for a suit or sport coat. When they receive the garment as a gift, not only does it fit and is ready to wear, but your loved one has selected the fabric, so you know they like it. It is a win-win gift! If you ask Bill what the best thing has been about his years with Tom James, he will tell you it’s the relationships he’s built. Bill still has clients from when he started, and now serves the children of clients for their clothing needs. Not only has Bill made clothing for weddings and anniversary parties, he has attended those ceremonies as an honored guest. Bill currently serves between 350 and 400 clients locally, and I will tell you from experience that Bill is one of the most kind, genuine men you will ever meet. He is the epitome of sartorial elegance. I know the relationships are very important to Bill, but I’m guessing that one of his other favorite things is his wardrobe. I am always anxious to see what Bill is wearing when I see him. If you have never heard of Tom James, it doesn’t surprise me. Tom James has been around since 1966 and is the largest custom clothier in the country with annual revenue exceeding 250 million dollars. They do not advertise. Unlike the well-known design houses that spend millions on full page ads in magazines, and put up billboards

To learn more about Tom James, go to www.tomjames.com. Bill can be reached at 571-9191 ext. 139 or b.geer@tomjames.com.

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