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Summer boating season is officially in full swing. Every day the Reservoir is host to water skiers, jet skiers, fishermen and boaters, all of whom are there to enjoy the benefits of the lake. While the majority of these people are in the know about the lake’s idle zones, speed limit, and shallow areas, many are not aware of the behind the scenes group assembled to make the lake a safe place for those who employ its use. The Geist Lake Coalition has been the backbone of many events that have taken place on the lake for the past 10 years, and according to its mission statement, works to promote courteous and safe boating on Geist Lake as well as be a source of information for local and transient boaters. The Geist Lake Coalition was formerly part of the Geist Harbours Property Owners Association (GHPOA) Lake Committee. After more lakefront neighborhoods were developed and the community grew outside of the original

GHPOA boundaries, a Coalition was formed to take care of specific needs concerning the lake. Now the group focuses not only on their GHPOA neighbors, but also any neighborhood with lakefront properties. The members are a cross section of all homeowners associations in the area, and according to Coalition President Brian Hall, there are twelve to sixteen core members, which include Gail McDowell and Amy Roesler. Also regularly in attendance are the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Lawrence Township and Fishers Fire Departments, EPA Agencies, and the Marina Limited Partnership. “We have board members and officers, but our membership is also open to concerned homeowners,” said Hall. “Our meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome.” Director Scott Rodgers and Vice President Ed Villanyi stress the fact that they are looking for more people to get Continued on Next Page

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“Answers for Autism Walk” Autism is a medical condition that has been misunderstood by many for years. As said by Giham Ramadan of the Arab News, “Imagine you were in a foreign, noisy and crowded city at night, not understanding the language spoken, recognizing a few words but not really comprehending situations taking place around you, wanting to express a need for help but not being able. This experience may begin to help you relate to what a child with autism feels on an ordinary day.” As the third most common developmental disorder, new developments are being made that can educate the community. Working toward this goal of public understanding is Geist resident Patty Reed, who is the vice president of this year's

“Answers for Autism Walk.” This autism fundraiser, which is in its fifth year, became of great interest to Patty after she read about it in the newspaper. Patty has a daughter who is autistic, and she chose to get involved with the cause after meeting with event organizers and realizing what a “great event” it was. “This is a good way for families with autistic children to meet each other,” she said. “It is nice to know we are not alone.” In the past, the money raised has gone to various autism foundations, businesses, and causes in the area. “Our goal is to increase people's knowledge of autism,” Patty said. For that reason, informative videotapes have been provided to every library in Indianapolis. Money Continued on Page 3

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Meet Your Neighbors: The Geist Lake Coalition involved with the efforts of the Coalition. “We want more neighborhoods, and we want to get the bass boaters,” said Villanyi. “We are looking to unify the lake and want anyone with common concerns to get involved.” Rodgers says that the focus now, as in the past, is safety concerns. “Our goal is safety, consideration, and involvement,” he said. And the Coalition is also quick to promote the idea that it wants the lake to be enjoyed by all, not simply those with waterfront homes. “This Coalition is not an elitist group,” Rodgers said. “We want to be a unifying organization that represents all types of people.” The group, which considers itself a “steward of the lake,” encourages all things safety-related. Members teamed up with the Fishers Fire

Department and Captain Clinton Crafton to raise money for a fire and safety boat to use on Geist. After fundraising, enough money was raised to put the $67,000 boat into use on the lake. “This has had a big impact on the lake,” said Hall. “It has been especially helpful in light of recent events on the lake, such as the recovery of the man (Larry Johnson) who drowned.”

fourth’s festivities is raising enough money for the show to take place. While each year brings the hope of putting on a bigger and better show, it is individuals who donate that make the difference. Changes have been made in past years that now offer residents a 360 degree view of the show, and Villanyi feels that the show is safer now that it is performed off of the island near Admirals Sound. “Every dollar we raise goes to the professional fireworks company,” Hall said. “The money goes to improving the show to make it better.” With an increase in the budget every year to better the display, the Coalition seeks monetary support from outside sources. “So far, we have been lucky,” said Rogers. “This is a function to which people can contribute.”

One event all Geist residents can thank the Coalition for is the fireworks show put on every Fourth of July. Hall estimates that while there are about 780 homes on the lake, almost 4,000 people were in attendance for the fireworks display. “I think this year’s show was the best yet,” said Villanyi. The Coalition’s role in the

Future issues the Coalition hopes to tackle involve safety issues for boaters. “We hope to deal with water quality and stumps in the water that can harm boats,” said Hall. Members also feel that education about the rules of the lake, such as where idle zones and markers are located, is very important. “We have freedom on the lake,” said Rodgers. “There is not a lot of bureaucracy, and we wish to preserve that.” Villanyi sees inexperience as a huge contributor to accidents on the lake. He says that statistics have shown that with seventy to eighty percent of accidents, the operator of the vessel has had less than two hours of experience on the vessel. “We really want to raise awareness of this, and we feel education is key,” said Hall. While blaming another entity

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“Answers for Autism Walk” on the water may be easy, there are many places in the area that offer boating classes to reduce accidents. Coalition members recommend classes put on at the Yacht Club, as well as DNR safety classes and school programs in the local counties. “There are many things out there available to the public, and we just need to make them aware,” said Hall. Now, it is up to Geist residents to get involved. The Geist Lake Coalition meets the second Tuesday of the month in a conference room near the Marina boat sales office. The meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are open to the public. “I got involved because this is a great community,” said Hall. Now the challenge is out to local residents who want to help their area prosper. “We really want to do more to get more people

has also been given to schools in Lawrence and Decatur Townships, in addition to providing local programs with generous grants. “All of this money helps people in Indiana,” she said. “It helps the families, and it creates awareness.”

involved,” said Villanyi. “We don’t want a dozen people, but thirty or forty to represent every aspect of the people enjoying the lake.” And a little known fact about the lake we are enjoying is that reservoirs typically only have the lifespan of a century. With Geist already past its halfway marker, action needs to be taken to prolong the life of this community resource. “Those who are interested should come to one of our meetings and find out more,” said Villanyi.

The one-mile walk is scheduled to take place on September 17th at MSD Lawrence Education building. Last year, over $70,000 were raised, with over 1,000 people in attendance. This year, event coordinators only want these numbers to go up. In addition to the walk, there will be a silent auction, music, clowns, a rock-climbing wall, information tents, and family activities. As the event is geared towards those with autism, there will also be a sensory tent in which the autistic can do hands-on activities with

Visit www.geistlake.org for more information concerning the Geist Lake Coalition, or contact Brian Hall at bhall@repographix.com, Ed Villanyi at villanyi3@insightbb.com, or Scott Rodgers at scott@scottr.com.

(continued) water, sand, and shaving cream, to name a few. “This is really geared to be fun for the kids,” Patty said. “We designed it so that kids with autism can feel comfortable.” There are many ways to contribute to this event. In addition to monetary donations, your time would also be appreciated. Event planners meet once a month to organize the walk, and “We could use help!” said Patty. Those who choose to participate in the walk have a minimum of $10 pledge, but are encouraged to collect more.

Registration begins at 9:00, with events spanning the afternoon. Contact volunteer coordinator Sherilee Bertellotti at 317-570-6182, or visit http://www,aaiwalk,org for more information.

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First Annual Father’s Day Trip to the Ballpark Successful by Tom Britt Our Fathers Day Trip to the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati was a great time for all. Most were Reds fans, while others just wanted to spend a day with dad away from home with their Geist neighbors.

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game, the scoreboard, and easy access to the concessions and restrooms. This was my family’s first time to Cincinnati’s new ballpark and we were impressed to say the least. If you follow the Reds, you have my sympathies this year. The Atlanta Braves had beaten the Reds the previous three games and the Reds were 0-6 in their previous six games.

In addition to my family, Crossing South was wellrepresented with Eric and Mike Stevenson. Jay Cox of Admirals Bay brought his wife Elaine and his parents, Bob and Eldonna Cox, drove down from Toledo for the trip. Perhaps the cutest couple award went to Joe and Peggy Scher, both avid Reds fans and Fishers residents. Hugh Selleck, our driver, and his daughter Brittany clown around in line at the concession stand.

Their luck changed on Fathers Day. Blame it on our bus driver, Hugh Selleck, who brought his daughter Brittany along and enjoyed the game with us. The Reds won on an eighth inning homerun to our section by Ken Griffey, Jr. which was caught by a guy sitting only 5 rows ahead of me. I was hoping the wind would carry it a bit more, but we were all too excited to

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Everyone loves a good air show, and for those who appreciate the finest of aircrafts, the Mount Comfort air show is a must-see. This event, which is August 26th through the 28th, will feature the Blue Angels for the first time in the eight years it has been running. Other attractions include the T-6 group, which is made of military trainers from WWII, as well as a father-son duo that walks the wing of a Waco. Almost a dozen aviation groups will be performing, each promising its own tricks and entertainment. “This is a really great family activity,” said Danielle Robinson of Indy Aero. Families are encouraged to spend the day at the airport and enjoy all that the event encompasses. Planes will be on display, military re-enactors

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Everybody left happy, including six-year-old Ian Boydston and five-year-old Tanner Dunville, who had talked their dads into buying them huge foam fingers and ran around the top row of our section waving their new souvenirs. Everybody, except their dads Bob and Rick, admired them for their energy and enthusiasm on the trip. Thanks to everyone who made

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Wondering when the Fall Creek bridge construction will finally be complete? Tim Bussell, Project Manager, says that he can “almost see the end. If the weather is decent, then hopefully we can progress quite nicely through Phase II and III by end of summer and be complete by early fall.” Very soon, look for traffic to be switched to the new section. Once the project is complete, the bridge will be widened to four lanes separated by a median. A pedestrian walkway will be added adjacent to the southbound lanes, and guardrails for both motorists and pedestrians will increase safety. To improve the traffic flow, the intersection just south of the reservoir will be realigned. Carroll Road will tee into Fall Creek Road/ 96th Street, and turning lanes will be added to both Fall Creek and 96th Street. For more

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Gray Eagle Golfing Pro Lends Advice to Area Golfers You are in the right mindset, have perfect alignment, and are prepared to swing. You look toward the fairway and bring your club back, ready to deliver a powerful hit that will wow the crowd. Yet, somehow, the hit wasn’t quite what you had imagined. Instead of that forceful drive you had pictured, you have committed one of golf’s most notorious crimes: slicing. Here to lend his advice is Scott Morris, a golf pro at Gray Eagle with over forty years of golfing experience to his name. Scott offers private instructions full time on Gray Eagle’s golf course. Because he runs the junior program, he says he gets a lot of younger clients, but Scott is able to take on a total array of ages and abilities. “I enjoy teaching anyone who gets it,” he said. “I like seeing that light bulb go off.” He

offers to his beginners tips he has seen help others over the years. “I tell them that before they practice, they should take a lesson,” he said. “Otherwise they are practicing getting better at what they might be doing wrong.” Scott says he also sees lots of people with poor alignment and posture. Yet he cites slicing as the biggest problem for golfers. “Some people just try to hit it too hard, and the resulting mistake is topping, or slicing, the ball.” He works with his clients to correct these common mistakes, which sets them on the road to a better golf game.

Scott calls very accomplished. While they do not come in on a regular basis, they like to have someone look at their game and offer advice they may be missing from other pros.

Beginners are not the only golfers Scott lends his advice to. He has had professionals come in occasionally “to pick the brains of various pros.” These golfers include Randy Nichols and Soon Ko, whom

Scott still has sessions available, and he adds that Gray Eagle is open twelve months a year. It offers an 18-hole course, a driving range, a full practice facility, a custom fitting and repair shop, an

Above all, Scott says that the advice his father gave him years ago still rings true. “I would go back too far, thinking I would generate more power,” he said. “What he would drill into my head was: why are you in such a big hurry to hit a bad shot?” He keeps this in mind not only in his own game but also when advising his students.

For more information about Grey Eagle, a RN Thompson course, call (317) 845-2900 or visit www.grayeaglegolf.com.

Value Cards for Sale The Hamilton County Gators, in conjunction with 100% Hoops of Fishers, will be selling value cards with discounts to local retailers. Cards are available at $10 for one and $15 for two. Proceeds will benefit this local team by providing the kids with basketball skills training in addition to paying league and tournament fees. Contact John Sorg at 336-7017, 625-4518 or 636-9800, ext 282

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Losing a pet is a grievance only those who have been through it can understand. To many, a pet is an irreplaceable family member, and the death of that pet evokes feelings of sorrow. While the road to recovery may seem long, there to help you through that sorrow is Jeff Weitzel of Peaceful Pets Crematory, Inc. He runs a business aimed to help pet owners remember their deceased companion and begin the healing process. “We love our pets,” Jeff said. “We are very attached to them, and we treat them like our kids.” This love of animals has inspired Jeff and his wife to open two separate businesses catered to their animal friends. His wife owns and operates Bone a Fido, a dog bakery, in Indianapolis. Jeff witnessed the

success of that venture and decided, along with his son-inlaw, to open a pet crematory instead of retiring. He converted his construction business into the crematorium, and Peaceful Pets opened in January of 2005.

business days. He also personally cremates the pets, and he has a tagging system that guarantees the ashes do not get mixed up or lost. “It is a nightmare to pet owners to have their pet’s ashes lost,” Jeff said. His cremation unit is thoroughly swept out after The idea behind Peaceful Pets every service. “I want to tell Crematorium is to help grievthe pet owners exactly how it is ing pet owners by making the done,” he said. “They can even whole experience more personcome in and watch, which is al and respectful. Jeff has been unlike any other place.” He through the process of losing a also wants people to know that pet, and he remembers a staff person is on how tough it is. call twenty-four “My wife and I put In Loving hours a day so down a pet, and customers can Memory when we got the him at any ashes back three of Your Pet reach time, and there is weeks later, it same or next busiopened the wounds ness day pick-up. again.” For this reason, Jeff makes a point to return the In addition to this process, ashes to the family within three Peaceful Pets Cremation has a

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Ace Liquors Celebrates 13 Years

Geist Map Now in Production

Ace Discount Liquors has served the Geist area’s liquor needs for thirteen years, and this year, they want to celebrate. Owners Steve and Debra Lebovits have three locations in Geist and Fishers, and they have made it a point to stay local. “Since we’ve been here, we have seen a lot of changes, namely growth, and we have tried to be supporters of the area,” Steve said. The Lebovits’ contributions include donations to Conner Prairie, the Fishers Freedom Festival, local elementary and high schools, and the fireworks fundraiser. Steve estimates that over the years, over $500,000 have been raised or donated to local organizations. Now, in addition to all of this monetary assistance, Ace Discount Liquors wants to do something for its customers, whom Steve calls “the best customers anyone could ask for!”

atGeist is producing a full-size travel map of the area, scheduled to debut in late July. The map will consist of a street atlas of area roads, schools, parks, and even subdivisions with their accompanying website urls. In addition, the wake zones will also be highlighted on the lake. Printed in full color, the map will also feature area not-for-profit organizations and clubs on the back, giving Geist visitors a true sense of what makes our community great.

The special offered to customers this summer is reduced prices on cold beer cases of Miller Light, Coors Light, Bud Light, and Budweiser. Through Labor Day, cases will cost $15.99, which is equivalent to the cost of warm beer at other outlets in the city. Steve is also happy to announce the new Wine of the Month club, which entails a wine specialist selecting two bottles of wine a month for registered members for only $30. “This is our way of saying thank you very much,” he said. “Without our customers, we would not be where we are today.”

The Geist Map will be free to the public and available at the local marinas, shops, and through Geist realtors.

Visit one of Ace Discount Liquors three locations: 9526 E. 126th Street, 7852 E. 96th Street, and 9777 E. 116th Street, or go to acediscountliquorsandwine.com for more information.

If your company would be interested in advertising on this map to help offset the costs, please contact Pam Evans at pam@atgeist.com or at 317362-5745. Only 10,000 copies

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atGeist is hosting our first Community/Advertiser networking meeting, September 20 at 7:00 pm. Gelato DaVinci (voted best coffee shop at Geist 2004) is providing free coffee and/or scoop of award winning Gelato ice cream. Come meet your neighbors and fellow advertisers. Learn how atGeist.com is working in the community and can provide cost effective ways to advertise your business or community event! Location: Gelato DaVinci “Brilliant Italian Ice Cream & Expresso” cafe, 12660 E 116th St. Fishers (near Brooks School Rd. intersection). Call Pam Evans for more information, 362-5745.

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Indy Ski School On Geist Offers Wakeboarding As Well As Skiing by Kimberly Laughlin Summer brings people to the water, and if you are tired of watching everyone else display their skiing skills on the lake, maybe a visit to the Indy Ski School is in order. Owner

Quintin Hunkin, an Indy Ski School student, shows off the wakeboarding skills he acquired during the week’s lessons.

along with him whom were learning the ropes of water skiing and wakeboarding. Quintin Hunkin, one of the students, offered to us wakeboarding advice he had acquired over the week: “The hardest part is turning the board, but keep your arms straight and bend your knees.” Jessie Ingram, another ski student, said that she found it difficult to keep control of the skis but that it gets easier after the first turn. They, along with their siblings Austin Hunkin and Tim Ingram, were ending their weeklong lessons with the Ski School and had nothing but good things to say about their experience. “We all had fun, and we learned a lot,” said Jessie. In fact, Derek says that he enjoys teaching younger kids the most because

Derek Dechert has been skiing since he was a little boy and has lots of experience on the water, which enables him to better teach his students. While the majority of the people he teaches are beginners, Derek says anyone from someone who wants to learn to someone who simply wants to improve his techniques is eligible. In order to give me a first hand impression of what a day of lessons is like, Derek, along with Scott Cochran and Brandon Lawler, took myself and my friend Haley Roubicek out on Geist where he attempted to teach us beginners how to wakeboard. For this second year of business, Derek offers lessons at $200 for four days or $100 an hour for private lessons. He is currently booked for the month of July, and on the day he took us on his boat, he had four kids

he can see their improvement. “I just tell them to be patient and have fun,” he said. “I say don’t fight it, and then it will be fun for you.” After the kids were finished, it was time for our lesson. Armed with advice from the Hunkins, Ingrams, and Derek, Haley and I took a shot at wakeboarding. Remembering to let the boat

Brandon Lawler and Derek Dechert of the Indy Ski School prep Haley Roubicek for her first wakeboarding lesson.

Moorings Calendar pull us into position and to turn the board once we got up, Haley and I were able to ride for several seconds, which was a big feat for us considering our lack of coordination and experience with the sport! This was mainly thanks to the pole that extends from the side of the boat, used for beginners, that aids in teaching wake boarders the ropes before boarding the “real” way. Regardless, Derek, Brandon, and Scott were able and patient teachers who made the day a great experience. We had a great time leaning from the pros! For more information about all that the Indy Ski School on Geist offers, including skiing, wakeboarding, slalom, wake surfing, and barefoot lessons, contact them at (317) 723-3050 or visit indyskischool.com.

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The Tennis courts are now open. Please see documents section for Pool Rules and Tennis Court Rules. If you have not picked up your new pool key please call 915-8222 or 915-0585 to arrange a pick up time.

Due to the rising cost of Stoney Creek, the MWG will be planning something different this year for our Fall – October Halloween Fest in hopes to get more neighborhood involvement. Details will follow. If you are interested in helping brainstorm for new ideas… contact Suzanne at SDemas1@comcast.net.

August The Annual Pool Picnic Party is scheduled for August 20th. Jill King would love some volunteers to help coordinate this big event. Please contact her at KentandJillK@aol.com or 849-8188.

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