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February 2010

The Geist Community Newsletter

Spring Fever

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Spring Fertilization Tips From the Geist Watershed Alliance We should all care about the water quality of Geist Reservoir. We drink it. We swim in it. And it affects our property values.

nutrient load. Your lawn will not know the difference. Here’s how you can help – this spring, if you fertilize, please buy the bag with a “0” in the middle. For example, a bag with the label 29-0-5 contains no phosphorus. (The three numbers on a bag of fertilizer identify the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium content). If you use a lawncare service, request a zero phosphate treatment. Waterfront properties should not fertilize within 15 feet of the water’s edge. Finally, consider replacing one fertilizer application with a mechanical aeration.

Unfortunately, toxic blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria) love Geist Reservoir as much as we do. The combination of shallow and calm water, moderate seasonal temperatures, sunlight, and a high nutrient load make Geist an ideal environment for toxic algae. Nutrient load, the mass of nitrogen and phosphorus that drains a waterway, comes from leaves, grass clippings, topsoil runoff, manure, septic tanks, and agricultural and residential fertilizer runoff. Algae are particularly fond of phosphorus. Given a high nutrient load, algae will outcompete all other forms of aquatic vegetation in our reservoir. As it blooms, algae prevent sunlight from penetrating the water and inhibit growth of beneficial native aquatic plants. At night, algae consume dissolved oxygen in the water and can kill fish. Toxic algae can cause serious illness to pets, waterfowl, and humans. It looks bad, smells bad, limits reservoir recreation, and increases the treatment cost of our drinking water.

The EPA estimates that only 35% of lawn fertilizer actually makes it to the lawn. The rest is vaporized or leaches into the water. Zero phosphate fertilizer is an essential first step to a cleaner reservoir.

So while we can’t change some of conditions that affect the reservoir’s water (like the weather), we can reduce the reservoir’s nutrient load. An important first step is to change how we fertilize our lawns. Most established lawns in Indiana already have enough phosphorous. By purchasing phosphate free lawncare products and services, we can significantly reduce the reservoir’s Publisher & Sales Tom Britt Tom@atGeist.com (317) 496-3599 Accounting Jeanne Britt Jeanne@atGeist.com (317) 823-5060

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New Proposals On Table For Fall Creek Trail Dispute In question is a section of the trail on the Department of Waterworks (DOW) property, which has become a destination spot for not only hikers, but for fishermen and partiers alike, some of whom have been participating in illegal activities. The property is technically under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Parks Department, however, the trail also serves the neighbors of Masthead.

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Some neighbors, fed up with such activity as loud parties, open fires and nudity, have requested that the trail be closed, while other neighbors and area leaders have searched for solutions that will allow the property to remain open, only with higher security and revised rules. This aerial view of the Geist dam shows the public access area along the Fall Creek Trail (#1) where loud parties, open fires and nudity has residents of Masthead (#2) upset, looking for changes from the Indianapolis Parks Department (Map courtesy of Bing.com).

The first official proposal for the property recently came from Matthew Klein, Director of DOW. His suggestions, which were distributed to Geist residents in December, 2009, include the following:

By Michelle Momper As Geist neighbors, politicians and business leaders try to determine the future of a segment of the controversial Fall Creek Trail, new proposals have been submitted in order to identify a solution.

• A new sidewalk extension from the current entrance of the trail, south on Fall Creek to at least the new proposed entrance point, if not all the way to 79th Street. • DOW will pay to fence the property between the Geist Station Treatment Facility and Geist Dam (connecting the existing fencing).

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• DOW will pay to extend the fencing on the west side of DOW’s property to minimize access to the Geist Station Treatment Facility and Geist Dam (and cut off the “arcing” portion of the Upper Fall Creek Trail). Effectively, this portion of the Upper Fall Creek Trail would end at the bottom of the Geist Dam. The proposal did not include a parking lot at the new entrance; therefore, only pedestrian traffic would be able to enter the trail area. An agreement with local businesses at 79th Street would have to be obtained in order to accommodate vehicular traffic.

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Following the submission of the DOW proposal, Ginny Cain, District 5 City County Councilor, led a discussion regarding the proposal at the Greenways Development Committee (GDC) meeting on Wed., Jan. 20. Neighbors and concerned citizens met to weigh the pros and cons of the proposal, and offer solutions in order to resolve the situation.

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“I have reflected on all of the issues at hand, both positive and negative, with the trail,” says Cain. “In a nutshell, I would like to keep the upper part of the trail intact, with some modifications,” she adds. Those modifications include:

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Additional details will require further attention, such as security matters, ordinance violators, and trail maintenance. Funding for trail improvements is also a concern, and will be addressed as details are worked out. Ken Pendleton, who has been a vocal trail supporter, thinks there is hope in making the trail work.

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“I really believe that the proposals made at the GDC meeting will eliminate much of the trespassing problems on the dam,” he says. “With better enforcement of park hours, and now that the police and park rangers are more aware of the situation, it’ll be easier to patrol,” he adds.

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“To close the trail would be a shame,” Pendleton says. “I believe we should keep it the way it is, with minor modifications, and then see how it goes over the summer.”

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“Even though many of us were expecting an actual decision at the meeting, we voiced our support for this proposal from Mr. Klein,” McLaughlin says. “Ms. Cain, however, told neighbors that this was only a proposal and needed more discussion. Many of us attended the Greenway Trail meeting last month and showed strong support for Mr. Klein’s proposal, continuing to emphasize safety issues,” McLaughlin adds. “At this point, some Masthead residents are confused and frustrated that no effective decision has been made, and no one understands who will make that decision,” says McLaughlin.

Indianapolis Parks Department officials are concerned with people abusing the Fall Creek Trail, gaining access to unrestricted areas around Geist dam. Fishermen, shown here, were illegally fishing off the dam last fall.

Cain has stated that keeping the trail open as is, for the time being, is her goal. “With modifications, I want to give it another summer season and see how it goes,” she says.

(From Previous Page) Cheryl McLaughlin, part of a group of Masthead residents who have strong concerns about leaving the trail open in its current state, says that many residents are confused by the latest developments.

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The happy feelings that I experienced just last season seem so remote now that the warmth of the sun has been overshadowed by the bitter cold face of old man winter. The once inspiring view out of my kitchen window now renders melancholic feelings. Summer’s array of beautifully colored flowers and the splashing sounds from the waterfall in the pond are now frozen in time. I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, also referred to as S.A.D.

2. Indoor water fountains can produce tranquility that will put your inner self at rest. Listen to the soft splashing effects and let your mind take you to the destination of your choice. Imagine a nice stroll on the beach, fishing at your favorite spot, or whatever your imagination desires. 3. Grow an indoor herb garden in a window or under a plant light and enjoy both the growing process and the quick harvest. Impress your friends with a baked dish that includes your very own fresh herbs. 4. Do something out of the ordinary for yourself. Take a foreign language or art class at a local college or art institution. Join a salsa dance class or sign up for karate or self-defense. Using your creative side will help you pull through and have a lot of fun while doing so.

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“I think the problem here was they made it too fancy. Our idea is a Scotty’s casual atmosphere and menu with an upscale twist,” says Wise (not too upscale, however, that’s why the small letter name change on the awning from “burger bistro” to “burger joint”). “After all, Bella Vita was a hit here, so it can be done.”

Scott “Scotty” Wise has been working toward the opening of his new Scotty’s Lakehouse at the corner of Brooks School and Fall Creek Road, scheduled to open this month. GHPOA Covenants Mailer Coming Residents in the GHPOA neighborhoods will receive a mailer asking them to vote on three separate amendments to the GHPOA covenants. Please visit ghpoa.com or atGeist.com to get more details on each of these proposed amendments.

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By Pat Carlini Scotty’s is coming to Geist! The popular local chain will open as “Scotty’s Lakehouse” near the corner of Fall Creek and Brooks School roads at the former site of Infusion restaurant, which closed its doors over the holidays. The giant blue and black awnings are up and the crew is working feverishly to put on the final touches before opening later this month. Is owner Scott Wise worried about the location since several restaurants have come and gone from this spot? “I just think we will be a better fit for this area,” says Wise.

Scotty’s Lakehouse will feature some of the chain’s most popular appetizers, including dill chips, buffalo chicken dip, and wraps, but the focus will be on organic and locally raised beef burgers topped with fresh produce from local markets. Other menu items will include turkey burgers, sweet potato fries and homemade mac & cheese. It may also include weekend brunch offerings from Patachou, Wise said. At least 75 percent of the beer offerings will be from Indiana craft breweries. The paint was barely dry on the walls when I got a sneak peak at Scotty’s. As you enter the front doors, you are greeted with some beautiful crystal hanging lights, which give it a fancy feel, but just a few more steps inside and it is brick walls, flat screen TV’s and neon signs. Now that’s what we need to see for a burger joint! Gone is the copper bar from Infusion restaurant, replaced with a solid wood bar and tables. There’s a row of black booths on the dining side and a kids menu and kids section at the back. The servers will wear jeans and “lakehouse” shirts. The décor will be lakehouse scenes from the 1950’s. The restaurant marks the sixth location for Scotty’s throughout Indiana. They continue to fill some job openings and plan on opening in late February. They already have a St. Patty’s Day plan and are on their way to becoming the summer hangout for Geist! Welcome Scotty’s Lakehouse to Geist!

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If you live in the Lawrence area, you may wish to visit the Sandlot Baseball & Softball Academy of Indianapolis. This 11,000 square foot facility is located at 9220 Harrison Park Court off E. 56th and N. Post Road. One of the main goals of Sandlot Academy is to instill a life-long learning system for both mind and body within its unique baseball/softball setting. “We’re the only facility in the state of Indiana with the virtual reality ProBatter and K-Zone technology,” says Marty Sterrett, vice president and co-owner of Sandlot Indy, with his wife, Pam Sterrett. The ProBatter, a state of the art video pitching machine, allows a batter to input various bits of information into a computer screen, such as age, height, right/ left-handed pitcher preference, and desired speed ranging from 40-100mph. This system will then make adjustments based on these entries before releasing balls from a simulated pitcher. Another marvel is the K-Zone machine, which utilizes a simulated catcher for pitchers, allowing them to work on certain mechanics. For example, if a pitcher wants to work on a curve ball down and in, the simulated catcher will automatically adjust its position. What’s more, the system will chart ball velocity in mph and ball-placement accuracy by printing out a graph tailored to each individual. The Sandlot training approach is practiced in all 24 of its locations spreading from California to New York. This instruction (based on five attributes that scouts typically look for when evaluating players) includes running, fielding, throwing, hitting for average, and power hitting. However, Sandlot offers a sixth element that represents the core of the Sandlot Baseball & Softball Academies training and how they differentiate themselves from the competition. This sixth element that Sandlot works to develop in athletes is the overall makeup of a player’s character (attitude, dedication, level of respect and self confidence). “As a father and a coach, the convenience of Sandlot Indy, along with the quality of both softball pitching and hitting instruction, keeps us coming back repeatedly,” says Scott Goodwin, pitching coach for 12U Red Cats in Fishers, and

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The kids aren’t the only ones who gratify from this academy. For instance, Bill Ayres, instructor at Sandlot (www.3up3downpitching.com), reflects a true appreciation for his job, his kids, and his connection with Sandlot. He says in a passionate manner, “Marty and Pam (owners of Sandlot) are excellent baseball and softball people to work with. They both put in many hours at the facility and ALWAYS take very good care of me. I sometimes forget to call them when I have a lesson scheduled and yet, every time, they find me available space. I am able to train some of the best pitchers in the Midwest, thanks in no small part to Sandlot Indy and the entire staff.”

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Many teams utilize the Strike Zone space to train in the off season. “I really like the availability the Strike Zone has to offer my team for practices, without the distraction of other teams or lessons being held,” says Lisa Lohrey, team manager of the 16U US Athletic Travel Team. “We are able to hold a practice, with access to all the cages, pitching mounds and/or a small throwing area, if we choose. This allows my players to concentrate better.” The Strike Zone also offers group hitting lessons and Winter Training Boot Camp (arm strength and health) provided by REB Baseball. These classes are at the Strike Zone and coached by Jim Reboulet, former professional player with the St Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. Strike Zone Strength Conditioning class taught by Jason Taulman. Umpires Needed! Home of one of the only youth umpire programs in the area, the Oaklandon Youth Organization (OYO) trains children over 11 years old to be umpires. Attend a mandatory rules clinic on March 7 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Louis Jenn Park and take an online umpire exam to qualify. Top scorers are invited back for an umpire mechanics clinic on April 11 at OYO. Download an application at oaklandonyouth.org.

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Spring Fever Geist residents chime in on their annual spring rituals... Story by Mary Ryan

We feel cooped up, restless, and long to get back outdoors. Our children are sick of video games, our pets want to go for a walk, and we have to-do lists so long we could wrap them around the reservoir. I had the opportunity to ask my neighbors in Geist, Fishers, and Lawrence how they shake off spring fever at the first glimpse of warm weather. Cindy Stettler of Geist said, “At the first sign of spring, my husband and I load our girls, ages 8 and 10, and our golden retriever into the car. We find the nearest tennis court, preferably with a park nearby. We are able to play a little tennis while the girls and the dog chase the balls. Occasionally, we actually have an opportunity to return the ball!” If you are also looking for a park to play at, check out www.fishers.in.us/parks/, which shares the 411 on over 10 parks in Fishers, with everything from playgrounds and splash arounds to natures trails and fishing holes. If you’re like Seth Rogers of Fishers, it could be Geist Reservoir you’re missing. Seth shakes off the winter blues by preparing the boat for the season. “I get it washed, waxed, and ready to go. There is nothing better than getting the family out on the water for the first time of the season. Even if it is only 50° and you are covered in blankets.” Public access is available to the reservoir for $13.00 a day, spring through fall, except on weekends and holidays, which costs $30.00. Visit www.marinalimited. com for more information. Water might not be your cup of tea after a long winter; perhaps it’s project time. Amanda Good of Lawrence says, “Spring is when I get into ‘project mode,’ getting all of the things I want to get done before summer hits; painting, landscaping, and redecorating.” Ace Hardware stores of Fishers and Geist are great places to stop at to grab a gallon of paint and some bulbs, and get going on the spring spruce up.

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While I rack my brain thinking of projects and plans, my husband is thinking about the first course from which to tee off. Bryan Callahan of Fishers agrees saying, “By the time spring arrives I’m itching to get out to the golf course. The first halfway warm day I try to get in at least 9 holes to start off the year. It feels great to be outside, taking in some fresh air after being cooped up inside all winter.” Chris Brown of Fishers knows how to make his wife happy while preparing to hit the green explaining, “I start spring cleaning, opening up the house a bit. I also start to buy things for the yard and make sure the lawnmower and other equipment is tuned. And, of course, I clean

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up the golf clubs and hit the driving range a few times.” Iron Wood Golf Club offers our locals one heck of deal. For $100 you get a round of golf at Iron Wood, Winding Ridge, Gray Eagle, and a 4th course of your choice. Go to www.ironwoodgc.com for more info. Springtime means it’s time to get out in the yard and start planting after the last freeze. Sarah Carpenter of Geist uses the spring to start the prettying process saying, “I shake spring fever by planting any and all things pretty and prepping for our annual garage sale. Nothing feels better than being surrounded by flowers and newfound storage space.” Speaking of garage sales, while you’re spring cleaning, start a sale/donate pile to help free up some space around the house and make room for new stuff while making some money or donating your items to Goodwill. There is a Goodwill Donation Center at 79th and Fall Creek Road. For some, spring means it’s time to get out, get active, and get running. Mini Marathons are in full swing and runners are everywhere. The Geist Half Marathon and 5K is May 22, 2010; for more information visit www.geisthalf.com. Nick Best of Fishers anticipates the spring saying, “Training for the Mini-Marathon gets me outside in the spring, regardless of how nice the weather is. The exercise is great and it’s a nice way to get my thoughts on warm weather and being outside again. Also, spring is the only time that I get to enjoy being a baseball fan (Cincinnati Reds) because there’s endless potential before inevitable disappointment later in the summer. “To a lot of people spring means baseball, softball, soccer and basketball leagues are getting ready to begin and spectators are ready to enjoy. Kevin Jones of Geist said, “Spring means one thing in my house, travel basketball season! We travel to games across the country a great deal so by the end of the spring, we are ready to just relax.” Sean Rapp of Geist gets ready for baseball season with his little guys saying, “I love the spring! It’s the first opportunity for my two little boys to get their bikes out and ride through the neighborhood and play with all of their friends. We get to grab our bats and baseballs and practice line drives, pop ups and Pete Rose slides at Amy Beverland Elementary School. Last but not least, there is March Madness, the mecca of college basketball.” So you’re not into sports, parks, gardening, cleaning or around the house projects, perhaps you’re won over with food. Springtime means grill time and to me there’s nothing better than walking outside and smelling the sweet aroma of burgers, brats and all things grilled! Nate Mott of Lawrence says his solution to spring fever is to “fire up the Geist Community Newsletter

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grill, and cook some food. It tastes just like summer time to me.” Lastly, spring means it’s time for our furry friends to get back outdoors. Erin McIntosh of Fishers rolls in the spring with her pup saying, “My golden retriever Chief and I like to put the top down on our convertible and let the spring air ruffle our fur, I mean hair, and we head out to do our errands for the day such as the Farmer’s Market in Fishers. We go to agility training at First Friend off Highway 37 on Saturday afternoons and then to Lowe’s (yes, it’s pet friendly) on Shadeland to buy materials to build him more jumps to jump over.” Whether you are an indoors or outdoors person, there is something for everyone to shake off those cold weather blues. Be cautious of pets, children, walkers and runners as the warm weather draws near and don’t forget a nice yard means nice neighbors!

Nick Best, Fishers

Kevin Jones, Geist

Sean Rapp, Geist

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This Skin Is Made For Walkin’

I recently received a highdollar, fancy-pants bottle of body lotion for my birthday. It made me swoon. The white, velvety substance was laced with spearmint, eucalyptus, and probably 14-karat gold. So I did what any self-respecting woman would do . . . I gingerly placed it in my cabinet, saving it for a special occasion.

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A few days later, my legs went on strike. It was a particularly cold snap, and suddenly my dry skin rallied in protest. “Scratch me or die,” my left shin said. I found a post-it note on my right hip that said, “Scaly Skin On Strike.” So I opened my cabinet, and as if an angel descended into my bathroom and stroked a Everyone’s looking for an encouraging sign in today’s economy. The fact is, they’ll see one in over 17,500 locations across North America. Because for over 86 years, State Farm agents have been there helping people protect the things that matter most. That’s why more people trust State Farm. ®

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Reach Your Peak Performance For Any Athlete, Success is the Product of Hard Work, Talent and Effective Planning.

At St.Vincent Sports Performance, certified athletic trainers, certified strength and conditioning specialists, a sports psychologist, and an accredited sports dietitian are dedicated to helping you reach your fitness and athletic goals. With events such as the St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon & 5K quickly approaching, St.Vincent Sports Performance has all the tools to help you prepare. “From functional analysis of a runner’s gait to estab-

lishing training outlines, services at the Center are comprehensive and focused on helping athletes accomplish their goals,” said Scott Hudson, A.T.C., performance specialist at St.Vincent Sports Performance. “Across the board, we offer exactly what athletes need to succeed.”

Training the Right Way When training for an event like the St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon, focusing on nutrition is just as important as ensuring you are in peak physical condition. At St.Vincent Sports Performance, a licensed sports dietitian can help you find the right diet to keep you from hitting the wall during your run. “The food athletes consume is the fuel that keeps them performing at a high level,” explained Lindsay Langford, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., sports dietitian at St.Vincent Sports Performance. “Our staff evaluates the individual’s performance needs and delivers a plan that is not only easy to follow, but also delivers results.”

Put Your Training to Work The 3rd Running of the St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon & 5K takes place on Saturday, May 22, 2010. With the scenic water views while running over five bridges along the treelined winding course and the beautiful Geist Reservoir, this event is the perfect arena to put your training and nutrition to the test. Space is limited, so register now at www.GeistHalf.com. For more information on training, visit www.DefiningSportsPerformance.com or call 317-415-5747.

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Prepared for an Earthquake? You might have thought earthquakes only happen in California, but recent tremors demonstrate the threat that exists right here in the Midwest. According to the Insurance Information Institute, earthquakes have occurred in 39 states over the last 100 years.

• Strap water heater securely to wall. • Some walls may require additional bracing -- check with your local building department, contractor or architect for assistance. • Use flexible connectors for gas supply to gas fueled appliances. • Learn how to shut off all utilities. • Have fire extinguishers strategically located on each floor. • Make sure the chimney and roof are in good condition and well supported. • Make sure mirrors, picture frames, hanging plants and lamps are mounted securely. • Keep beds away from glass or any hanging object that might fall. • Brace tall furniture, bookcases and refrigerators, and attach to walls. • Use sturdy latches on cabinet doors.

One of the largest earthquakes to hit the continental United States occurred in 1811 along the New Madrid Fault. Tremors along this fault line can have a far-reaching impact. Earthquakes in the Central and Eastern United States affect much larger areas than earthquakes of similar magnitude in the West. For example, the San Francisco quake of 1906 was felt 350 miles away, whereas the New Madrid earthquake of December 1812 rang church bells in Boston, 1,000 miles away. And, the United States Geological Survey predicts the probability of a magnitude 6 to 7 earthquake occurring along the New Madrid Fault line within the next 50 years is higher than 90 percent. With the inevitability of such an occurrence, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure you’re prepared when disaster strikes. Earthquakes in the United States are not covered under standard homeowners or business insurance policies. Here is a list of tips to help keep your family and home safe for the next ground shaking earthquake:

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Race directors from five Indiana distance races joined forces and announced this month the formation of the Indiana Distance Running Series (www.IndianaRunningSeries.com). Spanning the state of Indiana, the Indiana Distance Running Series represents five event locations hosting either a full marathon and/or a half mara-

thon during the 2010 running season. Runners accumulate points based upon their gender, distance ran, and finishing place. Participation is free. First-year series races include: • Evansville-The Inaugural Southern Indiana Classic Marathon & Half Marathon (April 11) • Fishers-Geist Half Marathon (May 22) • South Bend-Sunburst Races Marathon & Half Marathon (June 5) • Fort Wayne-Fort4Fitness Half Marathon (September 25) • Indianapolis-Indianapolis Marathon & Half Marathon (October 16) “All of our races are nonprofits and benefit our respective local charities,” said Tom Britt, president of the Geist Half Marathon on May 22, 2010. “We want to work together to inspire more local runners to run more Indiana races.” Persons interested in participating in the year-long race series are encouraged to visit www.IndianaRunningSeries.com and sign up for free news alerts, points standings, and other information specific to the Indiana Distance Running Series.

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say. That’s the same with my hair. I don’t have more hair, but what I had, the doctor put in a better place. While looking in the mirror, I noticed a chin that I had not been aware of before. I was pretty happy with the two I already had. Fortunately, that very morning I saw something advertised on TV that gave me hope. It’s called The Miracle Neck Slimmer, a device they claim was created by a worldrenowned physiotherapist. I was all ears. At first, I thought the contraption was a scam, but they said that the manufacturer guarantees a 68 percent reduction in neck wrinkles. I have achieved similar results by simply

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slinging my head back and looking straight up at the ceiling. The results are temporary, of course, and I have slammed into several doors, but it does work. Well, I think it works. It’s hard to look in the mirror in that position.

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The apparatus looks like one of those slapand-chop gadgets you pound with the palm of your hand to pulverize a Vidalia onion. With the Miracle Neck Slimmer, you place the apparatus under your chin, then bob your head up and down like common poultry. Springs in the device create tension. It’s like your neck and chin are getting a good workout on a tiny treadmill. You can see why I was hooked. You also get a luxury faux-leather carrying case that has emblazoned on it: “Miracle Neck Slimmer,” which I am sure got everyone who was sitting on the fence to whip out their MasterCards. But why would you want to advertise you made this purchase? It might as well say: AARP Gift Bag.

Finally, in the unlikely event you have resisted their sales pitch, they offer you a second Miracle Neck Slimmer for free. I had assumed that no matter how many chins I had, one device would be enough. Their website suggested the additional Slimmer would make an excellent gift to give to your spouse.

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The enclosed DVD gives you precise directions on how to properly jog your skull to and fro. It looked to me like someone auditioning to be a bobble-head doll or a back-up for the San Diego chicken. They also throw in an accelerator cream. I think it’s an antiaging lotion, but it could be an ointment to make your head go faster.

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Gee, what could go wrong with that idea? “Mary Ellen, you know those luscious little neck wrinkles you have? Well, for just $19.95 plus shipping and handling...” It’s easier to see my extra chins, now. I had my head handed to me.

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For more information contact Larry Baker at (317) 523-3120

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Summer Workers Needed, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is currently accepting applications for Guest Services, Food Services Attendant, Lifeguards, Shift Leads and Swim Lesson Instructors to work at The Monon Center. We offer an excellent work environment, competitive wages and flexible schedules. Applications are available online at www.carmelclayparks.com. For additional information on our summer employment opportunities, please call 317.848.7275. Post your classifieds for free online at www.atGeist.net. If you wish to have your ad appear here in print, the cost is $20 for a text ad and $40 for a photo classified, both must be under 50 words in length. You can also call 823-5060 to place an ad over the phone!

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