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By Tom Britt Sitting down and chatting with Windermere residents John and Tina Gianfagna renews your love of family, marriage, and community service. Their story begins at the Pratt Institute of Design in New York when then 16-year-old sweethearts fell in love and were married after graduation four years later. They began a design firm and settled in Marietta, Ohio where they raised four children; Gianni, Thomas, Diane, and Jeanette. “We had some large brand clients like 3M and Timex that we worked with for years,” said John as he reminisced over his years with the Gianfagna Group he and Tina started in 1973. The Gianfagna Group was a family business with oldest son Gianni active in the business up until they sold the business in 2001.

John and Tina Gianfagna, holding a photo of their late daughter Jeanette in their “kitchen of the mind” home studio. In 1999, their daughter Jeanette was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. She lived in Windermere with her husband and two children. “John and I would drive over from Marietta every weekend to help out with the kids and visit with her while she was going through radiation, chemotherapy, and radical surgery,” recanted Tina. While the family business was thriving in Marietta, John and Tina felt the need to move to Windermere to be closer to Jeanette. “We loved Marietta and raised all our kids there,” said Tina. “We packed up the moving trucks and moved to Fishers Continued on Next Page

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Meet Your Neighbors: Residents John and Tina Gianfagna with 36,000 pounds of stuff and left the family business behind because it was the only thing to do.” “There was no question that we were doing the right thing,” John added. “We went from the day-to-day rigors of a major design consultancy to babysitting our grandchildren, making meals, and taking Jeanette to her chemo and other medical treatments.” Jeanette went to New York to receive a stem cell transplant, a treatment that put her in isolation for five weeks due to her non-existent immune system following the procedure. During this time of isolation, Jeanette took out a watercolor paint set that her sister Diane had packed for her and began painting. She wrote a letter to Tina one evening that said: “The other night I got lost in

the paint colors. My sense of time disappeared. I moved through the moments, hours, and across the day of my life in this lonely hospital room without feeling pain or anxiety. Now the days I paint are my best days. When my mind connects with my spirit I live in another world for that time. A world without illness or suffering.”

had an MBA, was business savvy, and secured enough seed funding to get Creating Hope established as a viable charity. “There has been a lot of research pertaining to the impact of self-expression on healing,” said John. “Neurophysiologists have learned that art and healing have always been one. When cancer patients are painting, an endorphin is released in the brain that acts like morphine to reduce the pain.”

When Jeanette returned from New York, she promised herself that she would help others discover the feelings that she had found through painting by establishing Creating Hope, Inc., a 501-C3 not for profit organization. The mission of Creating Hope is to give a free painting kit to anyone going through cancer treatment and to tell the patient how self-expression might help them cope with their cancer journey. Jeanette

After countless chemo and radiation treatments, Jeanette passed away on July 3, 2003. “Tina and I promised Jeanette that we would continue her ministry of helping others,” said John. On Thursdays, you’ll find John and Tina down at the IU Cancer Center demonstrating and giving away Hope Kits to cancer patients.

“We teach them simple techniques with water colors and Tina teaches them calligraphy which she taught in Marietta for years,” added John. The couple focuses on painting bookmarks, a thoughtful and lasting gift of “thanks” from cancer patients to their caregivers. While John and Tina have spent countless hours spreading the healing power of Creating Hope, they have also committed themselves to other local charitable causes. John spends a few evenings a month with a musical group from Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church called the Holy Mackerels where he plays harmonica for local nursing homes. Tina is in a knitting group called the Shawl Ministry, also through Holy Spirit. “When Jeanette was Continued on page 4

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Meet Your Neighbors: John and Tina Gianfagna Continued from page 2 going through chemo, we received one of these handknitted shawls and it meant so much to us. It is our way of giving hugs to those that need them.” Recent efforts have been focused on an upcoming one mile walk through Windermere on October 2nd at 3:00 pm. This fundraiser is in its fourth year with all the proceeds being used to purchase Hope Kits. All Geist residents and families are invited to join them in this worthwhile cause. atGeist.com is sponsoring this event and donating the proceeds of our first annual “Southern Indiana Wine Tour”

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to Creating Hope. The opportunity to meet John and Tina Gianfagna alone will be worth your time. For more information about Creating Hope, contact John and Tina Gianfagna through their website at http://creating-hope.org or call 595-8913.

Huntington Bank Hosts Grand Opening The new Huntington Bank at 116th and Olio Road hosted a grand opening on August 8th. Scott Long, the Bank Office Manager for the new branch, said “We’re looking forward to becoming a good community steward here in southeastern John and Tina on their deck overlooking the 5th hole at Ironwood.

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Heartland Film Festival Comes to Castleton Arts By Andrew Berhmann Once again Hollywood is coming to the Heartland as Indianapolis hosts an esteemed assembly of international filmmakers at the 2005 Heartland Film Festival, October 13-21. Heartland Film Festival continues its mission to recognize and honor filmmakers whose work explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life. This year’s lineup is especially noteworthy, with a record 12 film programs screening 23 films, including six dramatic features, six documentary features and 11 short films. The Festival will also include a black-tie awards gala, a kids’ movie party, an education seminar with industry insiders, a filmmakers’ brunch and much

Films will rotate from location to location, allowing each film a full showing throughout the city.

more. Especially exciting this year is the star-studded Opening Night Event premiere of DreamWorks’ “Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story” with actress Dakota Fanning and director/screenwriter John Gatins scheduled to attend. In addition, the Festival will include a film sidebar of Classic Crystal Heart Award Winners. These films will be old favorites for some and new to others, with selections from the early years of the Festival.

In 14 years, Heartland has awarded more than $1.4 million to help advance quality filmmaking and to celebrate filmmakers from all over the world. Yet the Festival remains a Hoosier institution with this year’s screening program including four Indiana filmmakers.

The Festival is truly a city-wide event, with film screenings at AMC Castleton Arts on the northside, as well as downtown at the Indiana History Center, and at the AMC Greenwood Park 14 on the southside.

The Festival will also be honoring studio feature films that have received its Truly Moving Picture Award at the 2005 Crystal Heart Awards Ceremony. Among these are

Heartland has also launched a new Web site, www.TrulyMovingPictures.org, to provide an information source for filmgoers yearround. The site also features Heartland’s list of Truly Moving Pictures which is constantly being updated. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.HeartlandFilmFestival.org or call 1-866-HFF-1010. Select Indianapolis Marsh stores will also be selling individual screening tickets and Festival 10-packs.

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by slowly transitioning from one preset lighting “scene” to the next. People naturally migrate out of our kitchen to follow the lights without even noticing the levels have changed.

What makes Smart Homes so smart? I get a lot of questions from people who have seen TV shows spotlighting “Smart Homes.” They have the idea that these homes are controlled by a complicated and impractical computer or master brain. They don’t want to give up control of anything in their lives - even a light switch. In business, successful executives achieve “control” by surrounding themselves with people of vision. They respond to business needs and provide the necessary initiative to find solutions. The best employees anticipate and respond to issues before their employers even have to ask. A well-designed home automa-

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We have two small children who love to leave the lights on. To conserve energy, our home’s automation system knows when a person enters the kitchen and if it is dark enough to need a light. The system turns on the kitchen lights then shuts them off when the person leaves. I don’t need to follow our kids around the house flicking light switches any more.

While entertaining we like to “paint the house with light” by setting the dimmers at just the right levels to match the mood of the evening. With one touch to a light switch, control pad, or remote, our lights adjust to preset levels called “scenes.” Our home automation system also responds to our desires

Some other great automated home conveniences include: • At bedtime, you can press the “bedtime” button on the kitchen control panel. The system turns on your bedroom light then waits five minutes to turn off all the other house lights. It also lowers the house temperatures to nighttime levels • At night, the garage door remote turns on the mudroom and kitchen lights, unlocks the mudroom door and turns off the security system. You enter a lit home without having to jostle a sleeping child in your arms. • If you get up in the middle of Continued on next page

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More Audio Visual Tech Talk the night, the system responds to the light switch by turning on the lights at a lower intensity due to the time of day. Now you can see, but don’t wake up too much. • The system accurately detects which owner is in a room. It modifies music play lists, lighting, and temperature based on their personal preferences. A well-designed smart home automation system is highly integrated. The more systems you can gather data from, the smarter the home as it responds to more inputs. Sounds great, right? The good news is that convenient home automation is more affordable than you think, but it does require a significant amount of skill on the part of the programmer and designer. Here are a couple tips to help you along the way:

TIP 1: If possible, pre-wire your house or renovation project with automation in mind. The pre-wire cost is less than adding wires after the drywall is up and the walls are painted.

By Kristin Thomas atGeist.com Contributing Editor We all know how much pain and suffering the people of New Orleans are going through after Hurricane Katrina swept through and left nearly half a million people homeless and in need of help. People all around the country have been contributing their extra cash to the Red Cross and other companies to offer aid to these victims. Even the kids in our community are coming up with their own ideas to help.

TIP 2: Be very wary of Wireless devices. They’re convenient but unreliable. Think how many times you’ve lost a cell phone connection versus your landline phone. An unreliable system is just a frustrating and unused waste of money. It takes careful engineering and testing to achieve good, reliable wireless results. In the end, Smart Homes are smart because they make life easier, more comfortable, and eco-friendly. Derek Cowburn is the owner of Distinct AV at 13174 Hamilton Commons Boulevard in the Deer Creek Shops.

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kids off at,” said Neal. Lessons are offered to those wanting to learn the tricks of the trade, and in the works is a skating competition scheduled to take place in October. “We are just getting introduced to the skating community, and we are finding that those who get into it really stick with it,” said Neal. “This is our way of supporting the families in the community. I believe it takes a village to raise a child, and when we support parents, it can

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relieve life’s stresses.” Neal hopes that Tranz can become that community focal point both skaters and parents can enjoy. Visit Tranz Skate Park at 10501 Hague Road, give them a call at (317) 596-9695, or check out www.sk8thetranz.com.

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Tranz Skate Park to Become Local Hangout By Kimberly Laughlin There is a new skate park in town, and it is geared to be a safe, fun environment for Indy skaters. Tranz opened June 19, 2005, and “is a service to the community” according to Pastor Ron Neal of Mt. Zion Ministries. This church community, which is only four years old, recognized the need

for a place area youth could gather to skate. “Laws about skating changed, and we saw lots of kids being shut out,” said Neal. “This has become a widely known sport, though, and we wanted to offer something to the kids.” Tranz provides for every skater’s needs with a pro shop that includes everything from

Inside the 5,000 sq.ft. Tranz skate park, featuring a 5 ft. half pipe, two 5 ft. quarter pipes, two fun boxes, and an 8 ft. and 5 ft. start box.

boards to apparel. The shop also sells protective gear, including helmets, which are necessary in order to skate. Those seventeen and under have to have their legal guardian sign a waiver, but after that, let the skating begin. “We like to keep the sessions to about two hours,” said Neal. “We charge $6.00 for these sessions.” In addition, Tranz is offering deals to frequent customers. Every fifth skating session is free, and if a customer brings two new skaters to the park, his session is without charge. News seems to be spreading fast, though, considering the 480 skaters signed into Tranz’s computer list after only eight weeks of business.

ter pipes, two fun boxes, and 8 and 5 foot start boxes. Local skaters that have checked out Tranz give it two thumbs up. “I think it’s a fun place to skate and hang out,” said David Quiocho, who has been skating for three years. He said he saw the sport on television and “fell in love with it,” and now he practices whenever the chance arises. Quiocho and his friends can be found working on their skills almost daily. “We skate every day; it’s really all we do,” said Will Smeltzer. And according to Ryan Evans, they like to go anywhere they won’t get kicked out, but their options are dwindling. “Just give us a rail, a ramp, and a box, and we are happy.”

Perhaps it is the arena itself that draws the skaters in. Tranz has 5,000 square feet of skate area, which encompasses a 5 foot half pipe, two 5 foot quar-

Tranz is poised to be the place to house these skating athletes. “We have a really safe atmosphere here, one that parents can feel good about dropping their

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Hi-Tech Homes the Mission of New Local Technology Company Technology is constantly changing and improving, and the list of gizmos and gadgets one could buy to “modernize” a home is very extensive. Distinct AV, a relatively new company in the Geist/Fishers area, is here to service all of those needs. This business specializes in high quality technology for business or commercial residences, and according to owner Derek Cowburn, “We have some really impressive goods.” Cowburn came to Indy three years ago from New Jersey. He currently resides in Cambridge with his wife Lynn and three sons. “I did business commercial automation systems for 16 years, but I was already thinking about the home theatre business,” he said. His interest in the business stemmed from a childhood spent learning about computers from his father, who

opened its doors a few weeks ago in the Deer Creek Shops just off of I-69 at Exit 10. Cowburn feels that while technology can be intimidating to some, it should simplify life rather than complicate it. The showroom boasts a completely integrated system where the lighting ties into the security system, displays switch into DVDs producing images of current activities around town, and a mock bathroom shows displays behind a mirror. These are just a few of the unique projects Distinct AV can do for a home or business owner.

developed Cobalt, a computer language. As a teenager, Cowburn wrote a computer game and began writing software to help out his friends. This experience with the business led him to get his mechanical engineering degree from Clarkson University in New York. After college, when another job fell through, Cowburn began looking for a company to buy. After this proved to be a challenge in and of itself, he decided to piece together his own business plan. “I based it on market research of the area and I put together some connections, and now I am simply following that plan.”

One of Cowburn’s favorite designs was an Irish pub basement in which they installed a drop down screen in front of a cabinet with an already built-in television. “This customer really liked to watch movies on a large screen, so we designed

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something where pushing one button drops the screen down and turns off the other television,” he said. Another customer requested bioscan technology, using fingerprints to unlock a door. “They wanted to let their kids in and out but were concerned about them losing their keys,” he said. “This was their solution.” “We are different because we are selling products and solutions the customer needs,” Cowburn said. They stock little inventory but are able to get products quickly, and the right products at that. “We look at a problem and give the customer a solution that does everything they ask. They get the most out of the hardware they are buying.” Cowburn said they are targeting those in the area looking for an upgrade or to finish their basement. “This is a great

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Business Picking Up at 116th & Olio Road Shops By Kimberly Laughlin The construction surrounding the area says it all: Geist is growing, and it seems everyone wants a piece of the pie. Businesspeople are taking note of the expanding number of schools and homes in the area, and they recognize the potential Geist holds. The shops popping up around 116th and Olio Road are just one such example of this growth. The area is new - still under construction - and is home to many new businesses hoping to serve Geist residents. Steve Hobson of Fishers Liquors said he spoke with several developers who told him opening a store in the area would be a great business move. “We offer 700 types of beer and 2,000 types of wine,” he said. “I thought the growing

another new business catering to area clientele. Owners David and Shayre Rivotto live just down the street from their boutique, and they saw the opportunity as something she could not pass up. “We chose this area because my husband felt that this was an area that was on the cusp of explosive development and wanted our store to be a part of that,” said

area needed a nice place to come to buy their alcohol.” Out of all of his stores, it is his Fishers location that is doing the best. “Business so far has been great, and I am very glad we made the move.” An alternative to the typical babysitter is the Ultimate Kidzone, owned by Tanya Frank and Amy Becker. These women, both of whom have young children, wanted to create a place parents can drop their children off without making an appointment. “We have only been open a week, and this is our only location, but we have gotten a very good reception,” said Tanya. “There are lots of moms and dads with young children in this area, and everyone seems to love the idea.”

Shayre. Pampered Pets Boutique sells pet supplies and foods in addition to offering grooming services, and there was a need for a store of this type. Her store has only been open since April of this year, but according to Shayre’s mother Lauren Aurelis, business has definitely picked up over the past few months. Continued on next page

Several new stores at 116th and Olio Road hope to cash in on the booming housing market on the north end of Geist Reservoir.

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opportunity to go in and do wiring retrofits as well as construction wiring before painting.” The entire installation process is thorough and personalized. A customer’s history is made available, detailing any specifications, and the company’s relationships with manufacturers allow them to get products at a rapid pace. “From the moment a customer asks for an order, we can design and pre-wire it in 17 days, which is really fast in this industry,” he said. Once the job is complete, the customer is given a manual with a design of the system along with product literature. “We store everything - all documentation - for customers. This information is also available online, accessible with a username and password through our website,” Cowburn

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said. Busy customers can even go online to see their project take life as drawings are placed on top of the customer’s floor plans. Distinct AV is aiming to become a company that makes their customers’ lives easier. Anything from customizable remotes programmable for different users, to security to music and movie servers are this company’s specialty. “I joke that I am like a Ferrari salesman - not because of the price, but because we are very service oriented and do anything it takes for customers,” said Cowburn. “When I am finished building a theatre, I see that I just made a really cool toy and get excited. This is so much fun, and doing this is much

Derek Cowburn’s personal home theater in Cambridge, commonly referred to as the “Lake Tahoe Camp”. better than anything else.” Distinct AV is located in the Deer Creek Shops at 13174 Hamilton Commons Boulevard, Fishers, IN, 46037. They are currently looking to employ, according to Cowburn, positive, cooperative and supportive individuals, so those interested can contact them at (317) 770-9400.

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Visit the Geist Elementary First Annual Fall Festival on Friday, September 30th, from 5:00 8:00 PM at 104th St. and Olio Road. Wristbands are $15.00 for one child, $10 for each additional child and are good for any game. The day features a silent auction, moonwalks, an obstacle course, an inflatable maze, face painting, a kid’s bop room, cake walk, and lots of games. Don’t miss a special appearance by Alligator Aaron. Also enjoy some of the best local concessions, featuring Domino’s Pizza, El Rodeo, Jonah’s Market, Marble Slab Creamery, McDonald’s, and Mama Bears. Contact Annette Doherty (317) 336-7038 for additional info.

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Crime Watch Information I have been talking with several neighborhoods about the sex offender registry. Some neighborhoods in Fishers have registered sex offenders living in them and crime watchers have been researching websites to assist in gathering more information. I would like to thank our crime watchers for compiling this information and sending this to me. The best way to research a sex offender is to utilize the sex offender registry that is maintained on the Sheriff’s Association website: www.indianasheriffs.org/.

on one of the little colored boxes it will bring up the persons photo and tell everything about them. Scroll over to the right and it gives you a legend as to what everything stands for. This website will give you the locations, names, employers, photos of sex offenders in your area: www.familywatchdog.us This is information that I received that I felt everyone would benefit from. Thank you for all your work!

great reward,” said Kitty Stewart, Johnson’s grandmother. “She falls asleep on the horse because she gets so relaxed.” Tight movements help Johnson, who is mentally and physically disabled, to loosen her muscles, and the rhythmic movement of the horse is the perfect treatment. Bell says this entire process, tiring and time consuming as it is, has been extremely satisfying. “We had one student, age eight, who waved for the very first time after a volunteer said, ‘See you next week,’” she said.

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increase self esteem. We feel horses can be more motivating than a hospital setting, and we are giving them something to be proud of.” Kelly Carter, whose son, Jeff, is in the program, said he “loves to do it. We are seeing improvements in his trunk strength. This program - the volunteers, the location, and the price - is just great.”

Holy Cross Lutheran Church will conduct the 2nd annual 5K Run/Walk called “Neighbors Sharing with Neighbors” to benefit The Sharing Place on Saturday, October 1st at 9:00 AM. Holy Cross Lutheran Church is a place where God’s people connect with God, with each other, and together connect with the community to share God’s love and forgiveness with everyone. The sharing Place is an outreach of Lutherwood and Lutheran Child and Family Services providing free food and clothing to families referred by caseworkers, township trustees, pastors, or other social service organizations at two Indianapolis locations at 1525 North Ritter Avenue and 3976 Georgetown Road.

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The course begins in the parking lot of Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 8115 Oaklandon Road, proceeds north to The Highlands at Geist, meanders into Admirals Landing and then passes through Crystal Pointe and Glen Cove before returning to the church. Lawrence police will be assisting with traffic control but no roads will be closed for this hour long event, so please be careful of our participants if you drive through the course at that time. New this year will be a free screening for high blood pressure and a blood cholesterol measurement for $10. Additional information is available on line at hclc.info or contact Eric Henricks at 317-823-7757.

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Local Horseback Riding Program Soothes Riders The horses, equipped with precious cargo, take off on a gentle trot. They make a slow circle around the arena, delighting their passengers. Volunteers help to keep the riders steady while parents and other family members watch from behind the gates. This unique program, started by McCordsville resident Elisa Bell, is for individuals with special needs, and according to those who bring the riders, it is very beneficial to their overall well being. Edelweiss was founded three years ago in Greenfield, Indiana, when Bell began speaking in churches and selling handmade jewelry to raise money. She had previously volunteered for two years in a similar facility and decided the “east central side of Indy really needed something like this.” Bell worked to get word out

and currently has 25 students with a waiting list of eight. The not-for-profit program runs smoothly thanks to donations and volunteers, including groomer girls who arrive early to get the horses ready for students. “I think this program is wonderful,” said volunteer

Carolyn Shryock. “I love horses, and I want to go into special education, so this is great experience.” Bell said that most of her clientele finds out about the program through word of mouth. “The challenged community has a lot of parent

Volunteer Steve Rickel holds Jeff Carter steady as he goes in for the basket. Carter is working to gain more strength through these exercises.

networking because each family is trying to find something the rider can achieve,” she said. The horses are groomed before they are taken to the middle of the facility with the students on board. Activities include laps around the fenced-in area, stretching exercises, and basketball. Volunteers are trained and know about the proper support for each rider, and they know how to make them as comfortable as possible. “We also have some very special horses,” said Bell. “They go through extensive training and then a 30-day trial period. They are desensitized to certain things, which make them very capable.” Grace Johnson, one of Bell’s students, has shown progress in a short period of time. “We have seen improvement in her vocabulary, and it’s been a

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atGeist.com Publisher to Speak to Lawrence Chamber October 6th Tom Britt, Publisher of atGeist.com, will be speaking at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s “Breakfast Before Hours” on Thursday, October 6th from 7:30 to 8:30 AM at the Kendall Inn (5830 North Post Road). His topic will be Internet Marketing, offering chamber attendees advice and tips on how to leverage the Internet to help all sizes and industries of business. Britt is an Internet marketing consultant, having worked with several notable companies such as AuthorHouse (the world’s largest publishing company), Paws, Inc. (Garfield.com), and the RCA Tennis Championships. Most Lawrence Chamber members know Britt for his local website, atGeist.com. Cost is $10 for RSVP members, $15 for non-members and members at the door.

St. Simon Royal Extravaganza Rounding Up Support

Past years have brought much success to this event, which is open to the public. With themes of “Feelin’ Groovy” in 2004 and “On Safari” in 2003, attendees can get creative with their attire while knowing their money is going to support a local church and school community. Last year netted about $150,000 in proceeds, and event coordinators hope these numbers continue to rise.

This fundraiser, which is in its sixth year, raises money for the ministries of St. Simon parish as well as the school. The auctions, both live and silent, will feature a wide array of items including a pickup truck courtesy of JD Byrider, travel packages, jewelry, condos, gourmet foods and home décor.

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Get out those old cowboy boots, round up your partner and mosey on over to St. Simon on Saturday, November 12. It’s time for the annual Royal Extravaganza, and this year’s theme is “The Wild, Wild West.” The purchase of a ticket for $55 gains entry to dinner from Bella Vita, an auction, live music courtesy of Matt Roush, a full open bar and an all-around good time.

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Back to School: Are Your Teens Immunized? By Dana Caylor, MD Olio Road Family Care Your teenagers have their backpacks, books, and number 2 pencils. But there’s something else they need before they can start school this year. A vaccination for hepatitis B. Since 1999, immunization for hepatitis B has been required for all infants as well as children entering kindergarten. But children entering grades 9 through 12 were not covered under that law. Today only 50% of our nation’s adolescent students are fully immunized. To remedy this situation, a new Indiana law went into effect this summer that basically mandates that all Indiana high school students be immunized for hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a serious infec-

tion to the liver that results in the death of nearly 5,000 Americans each year. Out of the 80,000 new cases each year in the U.S., nearly 8% involve adolescents.

there are no adverse side effects to the immunization. The vaccine is safe and effective for all ages. Without doubt, hepatitis B is a serious disease. It’s why the Indiana state legislature is taking it so seriously. And why you should, too.

As a chronic disease, hepatitis B can remain dormant for years without recognition. This disease can be transmitted through blood, sharing needles or sexual contact. In addition, mothers who have hepatitis B can pass it to a newborn during delivery.

If you have a teenager entering 9th through 12th grade, or a child who has not been vaccinated, please, get them immunized. If you’re unsure about the status of your child’s shot record, check with your doctor. And for additional details concerning school entry requirements, contact your child’s school district or the Indiana Department of Education at www.doe.state.in.us.

The good news is that hepatitis B is now preventable, thanks to a simple vaccination. The vaccine is delivered through three intramuscular shots over the course of a 6- month period. Other than slight soreness,

Flu Shots Available at Holy Cross Lutheran Flu shots will be available at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 8115 Oaklandon Road on Sat., Oct. 1st from 9:00 AM - Noon. For more info, visit the Holy Cross Lutheran Church website at http://hclc.info or call Eric Henricks at 317-823-7757.

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Just Jewelry Preview Party in Feather Cove There will be a “Just Jewelry” preview party on Sun., October 2nd from 1:00 - 5:00 PM at 10377 Courageous Drive in Feather Cove, first time in Indianapolis. Come see the latest styles and colors of the fantastic fall collection of costume jewelry priced form $4.00 to $24.00. The best part is that you can take it home with you! Don’t miss this chance to start your Christmas shopping early. Contact Taunya Dyer at Tkdyer1@aol.com.

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