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SPOTLIGHT ON ART RETURNING TO BENEFIT THREE LOCAL YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS $50,000 RAISED AT FIRST-YEAR EVENT IN NOVEMBER AT HOTEL CARMICHAEL Last November, Esther Lakes, Chairwoman and Founder of Spotlight on Art Benefiting Children and her team of community leaders, successfully raised $50,000 to support the youth of Prevail, Inc., the Tom & Soni Sheehan Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville and Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc. Building off of their first year’s accomplishments, the event committee is looking forward to hosting another Spotlight on Art this November 9th. “A sincere thank you to all who helped make our first Spotlight on Art Benefiting Children a success: our sponsors, the awardwinning artists, the teachers and students who donated children’s art, and especially those who attended and purchased art,” stated Lakes. “Because of the community’s generosity, the Spotlight on Art committee was able to donate $50,000 to three youthserving organizations that are making a
positive impact in our community.” Once again, this premier evening of art and philanthropy will be held at Hotel Carmichael in Carmel. Guests are invited to attend and have the opportunity to support children who face life’s challenges by shopping with local awarding-winning artists as well as artwork from local student artists. Each will be selling pieces that may enrich the lives of the purchaser, while enriching the lives of the local children that need this support the most. “I have always believed in the greatness and ingenuity of people of Hamilton County,” stated Honorary Event Chair, retired judge Steve Nation. “We come together to provide answers for the needs of our citizens and to set a better course. This is what we are supporting through this event, Prevail, Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, and
Children’s TherAplay. These organizations have proven their commitment and ability to provide our children and their families with the tools to overcome their situations. I know that we will not stop until each child has the possibility of reaching their own greatness.” “We invite everyone to consider attending this premier evening of art and philanthropy that supports children’s charities, thanks to the talent of local and student artists,” stated Lakes. “With a bit of support from many, enriching the lives of these diverse groups of children, it’s possible to make so many dreams come true!” To purchase event tickets and learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit www. spotlightonart.home.qtego.us/, or follow the event on Facebook and Instagram.
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Dr. Angie Hutter enjoyed her 32-year career as a dentist, and when she decided to retire, she was excited to “em-bark” on a new career. Driven by a desire to continue to serve the community of Noblesville, she decided to open a day camp for dogs. She opened the doors to Camp Bow Wow of
“Being a dog-loving family, the idea of a doggie day care really appealed to me,” Hutter says. “My son, Tristan DeHaven, is a former K9 police officer. He loves dogs as well and he agreed to manage Camp Bow Wow. We are both doing something we love and we get to work together.”
The purpose of Camp Bow Wow is to offer a safe and healthy place for dogs to spend the day doing fun dog things while their pet parents are at work. The dogs are referred to as campers and their human caregivers at the camp are called counselors. The staff is crucial to the success of Camp Bow Wow. “We teach our counselors about dog body language and behavior,” Hutter
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says. “Counselors constantly scan the dogs in the open play area. They have all had training in animal first aid and dog CPR. It can be a stressful job at times, watching that many campers. That is why we keep our ratios at one counselor to 15 to 20 campers.” A day at Camp Bow Wow includes free play with other campers, and access to outside or inside play. This summer campers enjoyed small pools, splash pads and sprinklers, and themed play will change seasonally. “Roughly every hour we conduct what we call Operation Happy Dog,” Hutter says. “The counselors spend time touching each dog and giving hugs, just to make sure no one has played too hard in the yard and there are no small injuries from overexcited playtime.” The Camp Bow Wow staff is dedicated to keeping the facilities clean and safe. Everything is disinfected daily with a peroxide-based cleaner so there is no chance of toxicity to the campers. Dog bowls are washed in commercial-grade dishwashers.
“We interview any camper interested in attending Camp Bow Wow,” Hutter says. “It is an extra step for the pet parents but it’s a free day of day care for them. This is to ensure their dog will be comfortable with our current campers. Safety is always our most important goal. Sometimes we have to turn down an applicant. That is always very hard for us to do, but it is in the best interest of all.” “My ultimate goal is to know almost all the dogs of Noblesville,” she adds. “I love this town. I want the community to know us as that really awesome place where everybody knows their names.” Camp Bow Wow also offers enrichment programs, grooming and overnight boarding. It is open 365 days per year. Camp Bow Wow is located at 17661 Cumberland Road in Noblesville. For more information, call 317-721-9298 or visit campbowwow.com/noblesville.
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If not for a friend’s generosity, former basketball player Kristopher D. Loving Sr. may not have had the opportunity to test his skills as a referee.
“His generosity is what sparked me wanting to pay that forward,” Loving says of his friend. “Our focus is local, but we have served and helped people in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota based on relationships with people I have there.”
“The ideal official is a former athlete that just got done playing,” he says, adding that a playing background is not required. “Some of our best officials never played at any kind of high level. There’s such a shortage of officials all over the country. Hopefully [Save Our Sports] can be part of the solution.”
In 2014, when Loving was looking to get started as a sports official, the $50 registration fee, coupled with a $100 training fee, plus the cost of shoes and a uniform, was too much to afford.
To date, Loving has assisted 25 to 30 people in their officiating journey. Support varies depending on the individual’s need, and can include providing all of the equipment needed, funding their training, connecting them with a mentor, or including them at a sports camp.
“I hit a big-time wall,” he says. A week later, a friend and mentor who introduced him to officiating sent him a uniform and shoes. “He was like, ‘I hope this can help you get started,’” Loving recalls. “He invested in me.”
Since his officiating journey began nearly a decade ago, Loving has continued to serve as a sports official in Big Ten football, NCAA men’s basketball, high school basketball and high school girls lacrosse.
Now, with the January incorporation of his nonprofit organization, Save Our Sports, Loving hopes to provide the training and mentoring needed to train more sports officials throughout the Indiana area and,
While Loving hopes to partner with likeminded organizations and groups to further the mission of Save Our Sports, he’s realized early success with several grants to fund equipment, co-working space, consulting
Soon after relocating to Noblesville from Minnesota in summer 2022, Loving connected with SCORE Indianapolis volunteer mentors Bill Petrovic and Bob Miramonti. The local branch of the national nonprofit organization provides no-cost mentoring services to small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofits. “It was very valuable, very helpful,” Loving says. “They helped challenge me and asked good questions.” He says Petrovic and Miramonti are “good with motivation,” and makes a point to check in with them often and keep them apprised of updates.
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“Our light-bulb moment was, ‘You know you’re really doing a big service,’” Petrovic recalls. “You can learn how to be a good person from being good at some occupation, including being a referee. There’s a lot of life experience that can come out of this.” Since Loving’s journey as a sports official began, he’s witnessed positive changes.
Looking ahead, Loving envisions creating a formula for Save Our Sports that can be replicated in each state. “We want to grow it here first,” he says. If interested in volunteering, contributing, or receiving referee training or support through Save Our Sports, please email Loving at Kristopher.Loving@ helpsaveoursports.org.
“I look around at my life and noticed some things, behaviors - my mindset has Also visit helpsaveoursports.org for more info. changed,” he says. “Since I’ve become an official and developed there, it’s affected my marriage and my parenting, my involvement in church. It affected every part of my life.”
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Ginger’s Cafe has been serving up delicious, made-from-scratch home cooking to the north side area since 2010. It’s wellknown as a great place for breakfast, the perfect site for groups to meet, and a great spot for lunch. Customers appreciate the convenience of the eatery’s take-and-bake freezer meals, carry-out, and catering service.
The interior is homey and cozy. Visitors feel like they have taken a step back in time as they settle into mismatched chairs, some with shiny, silver chrome and turquoise vinyl upholstery. Plenty of wooden tables in the spacious restaurant can accommodate large parties. Friendly servers take pride in efficiently handling large numbers, which are seated in the dedicated back meeting room.
host bingo Mondays and prayer groups. We also are the site of many funeral dinners.”
Steaming cups of coffee and breakfast all day long are available during operating hours. The big Ginger’s Egg Breakfast comes with two eggs any style, bacon or sausage, hash browns and a half order of biscuits and gravy. There is also a breakfast sandwich on either a biscuit or English muffin, a breakfast burrito or quesadilla, plenty of omelets, “A lot of groups meet here,” says Owner and corned beef hash. For those with a Mikki Perrine. “Men’s breakfast clubs, ladies’ sweet tooth, there are cream pancakes with monthly neighborhood lunch groups, and a variety of topping choices and a French organizations such as the Noblesville Lions toast plate. and Kiwanis Club regularly gather here. We
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Ginger’s does heartland cooking at its best. Its soups are legendary, especially the Cheeseburger Pickle, Chicken Velvet and Philly Cheesesteak. There are classic sandwiches such as the spinach melt, classic grilled cheese, and grilled chicken. Salads include a special bourbon chicken, chef and taco. Entrées do not disappoint. Visitors are treated to dishes and casseroles that are rarely found anywhere else. Pan-fried chicken livers, roast-beef Manhattans, and
homemade meatloaf are customer favorites. For only $25, freezer meals and casseroles that feed four, like the cheesy and meaty lasagna, are available to take home for dinner. The community atmosphere at Ginger’s is hard to beat. It feels like a trip to grandma’s house. Families feel comfortable and children love the kids menu. Servers will even cut off the crust of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for your little ones. Don’t forget the desserts. Scrumptious desserts and Indiana-style pies have a regular rotation in the daily offerings.
“Since COVID it’s been hard,” Perrine says. “We really could use extra help in general. We especially need cooks and servers. Some days I am the only cook.” “We love our location here,” Perrine adds. “There is great parking, and it is wheelchair accessible. We are only 10 blocks off Noblesville Square.” Ginger’s Cafe is located at 1111 South 10th Street in Noblesville. For takeout, call 317773-0303. Also visit gingerscafein.com, and view them on Facebook to see daily specials.
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CARING BEYOND COMMUNITY WALLS hen CarDon & Associates highlights its “communities,” the organization is not only calling attention to its senior living campuses but to their surrounding towns and global sense of fellowship as well. CarDon cares for communities beyond its own — from neighborhoods just across the street all the way down to exotic locales like Guatemala. Paoli Health & Living, CarDon’s community in Paoli, Indiana, just recently added a service to its meal delivery program for a nearby senior housing complex. Now, in addition to delivering meals every Wednesday, CarDon staffers are hosting monthly cookouts in the complex’s courtyard. “What started out as a program to meet the nutritional needs of this vulnerable group turned into so much more,” said Paoli’s Clinical Liaison Sandra Hatton. “Seniors are greeted with a smile, a hot meal and a care check to make sure they are doing okay. They started out as our neighbors and are now part of our family.” CarDon’s family serves people on the other side of the age spectrum as well. Solarbron, CarDon’s Evansville community, serves as a sponsor of the Tri-State BackPack Hero program in an effort to provide nutritious meals to local students throughout the school year. The program gives free bagged meals to students K-12 on the Friday of each school week to feed them over the weekend. They also receive these food bags through holidays and summer break. “Healthy aging starts when we’re young, so this partnership gives us an opportunity to invest in our youth in a tangible way,” said Solarbron’s Director of Residential Marketing Ashley Mayo. “A full belly makes for a focused student, which leads to a better education experience and healthier life choices. So, by the time they’re walking through our senior living doors, they’ve lived a long and healthy life and are ready to enjoy all they’ve worked toward. It’s a simple effort but a vital part of a healthy community.”
2023 marks the third year Solarbron has hosted the “Lemonade Stand fundraiser” to support the efforts of the Isaiah 117 House, which provides loving homes and everyday needs for children across the country as they await foster care placement. A Solarbron resident’s great-grandson informed the community about this cause when he was just seven years old. “He designs the flyers for our site each year and gives a presentation to our residents,” Mayo said. “This fundraiser is a great opportunity to unite the generations and raise money for a worthy cause. The slogan is ‘Love, you’re not alone.’ The mission is to let each child who stays at Isaiah 117 House know they’re loved and not alone in what can be a difficult situation. Love transcends generations, making this a universally appealing event for our residents, staff and community.” Love transcends borders as well, as evidenced by a CarDon team member’s recent efforts in Guatemala. On a Friday that would have normally found CarDon Chief Growth Officer Kendra Fauth-Edwards delivering meals for Hamilton County Meals on Wheels, she and her family were delivering meals to seniors in Guatemala. They joined the philanthropic traveling group The Village Experience in this effort. “If you know me well, you know how passionate I am about serving seniors,” Fauth-Edwards said. “I love what I do, so this opportunity was extra special.” THE LANGUAGE BARRIER WAS VERY REAL, BUT LOVE IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE.” At the end of the day, whether it’s serving senior living residents across Indiana, helping children around the nation or caring for people outside the U.S., CarDon is simply about “family caring for family.”
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his is a story about pickleball. And cancer. And friendship. And survival.
It was March of 2022. Danny Wilson was in Fort Wayne to play in a pickleball tournament the next day, with his mixeddoubles partner, Lisa Martin. During the night, Wilson became violently ill. Food poisoning? What lousy timing, he thought. It was no better in the morning. Worse actually. As sick as he was, Wilson was angry because he wouldn’t be able to play in the tournament, and felt he was letting down Martin. Sounds crazy, right? But it’s the way competitors think, and Wilson is a competitor - he always has been. Growing up in Anderson, Wilson played high school golf and tennis, and continued his tennis career at Anderson College. As an adult, he shifted to running. Then he was introduced to pickleball. “I loved it from the
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His first time on the pickleball court, Martin was there too, at the neighborhood courts with friends. She recognized him from passing her home while on his daily run. She referred to him as “runner dude,” and they immediately connected.
When Wilson returned home from that pickleball tournament in March of 2022, the symptoms didn’t improve and he ended up in the emergency room. He wouldn’t go home for more than two weeks. No one ever hopes to have food poisoning, unless the alternative is stomach cancer. It wasn’t food poisoning.
They take their pickleball seriously. They compete together as mixed-doubles partners, and train together on the court and in the gym, all with their eye on the next scheduled tournament. But they’re more than pickleball partners. Their friendship runs deep. “I love him like I love my brother,” Martin says. Wilson and his wife of nearly 30 years, Michelle, and Martin and her husband, Bill, are dear friends. And Wilson and Michelle
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Duodenal adenocarcinoma cancer, located where the small intestine connects to the stomach, is rare and persistent. There was a six-hour surgery in April of 2022, and a painful return to the hospital two months later. The scan was clean but the pain was unbearable. Wilson’s frame, even when healthy, could be described as wiry. Cancer ravaged his appetite and left him constantly nauseous. His weight plummeted from 145
to 112. “When I saw him, I went to the car and cried,” Martin says. Bill is a retired physician. They knew, maybe even more than Wilson and Michelle, the seriousness of the situation. “It was tough, not just on me,” Wilson says. “It was hard on Michelle too, physically and mentally.” Through it all, Wilson was determined to return to the pickleball court. “I kept asking the doctors, ‘When can I play?’” he recalls.
Wilson doesn’t advertise his condition, but people talk. “I’ve had pickleball players ask to pray with me,” he says. “People I don’t even know. That means a lot.”
pickleball,” Wilson says. “It’s been a savior for me. It takes my mind off chemo and radiation. It gives me part of my life back.”
Pickleball courts are everywhere. You either It’s amazing what brings light into cancer’s play or know someone who does. For some darkness. For Wilson, it’s the feel of a perfect it’s just a game. For others, like Danny third shot drop, or a deftly placed dink. Wilson, it’s more. Much more. It’s survival. “I don’t know where I’d be without
Wilson not only returned to the court, but he and Martin also resumed tournament play. “We dropped down a level, from 4.0 to 3.5, but just being on the court again was a victory,” Wilson says. They competed in eight tournaments from June through November, even medaling at West Lafayette in August. “From where I’d come from, that was huge,” Wilson says. But cancer is a stubborn opponent. Always lurking, threatening your body and your peace of mind. And in December of 2022, it returned.
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Welcome to the enchanting Forest of Estweld at The Escape Room USA’s newest Grand Elven Adventure in Westfield, opening in November. Guests will embark on an extraordinary 75-minute quest and transform into nimble elves, entrusted with the mission of uncovering the treasures scattered throughout the mystical forest and the bustling village. “We are really excited to have this Adventure open,” says Brendon Harbron, Chairman of The Escape Room USA. “Unlike an escape room, which is more linear, the Adventurer will have 40 activities to explore and participate in.”
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As participants walk through the woods, they will encounter two giant wooden doors that lead to recipes to brew magical potions, an elven treehouse, and a magical wand to cast spells, just to name a few. Mazes and obstacles are strategically placed among the foliage and charming village scenes. Collaboration and quick thinking will be essential as Adventurers navigate through the designed pathways, uncovering clues that lead them closer to the wealth of the kingdom. “A favorite part of my job is to create a wow factor or eye candy, as I call it, to make each escape room as immersive as possible,” says Chief Operating Officer and Chief Escapitect Don McPheron. “I like seeing guests as they enter a room or solve a puzzle, and they get excited. That is my ultimate reward for putting my everything into creating our Escape Adventures.” With each twist and turn, Adventurers go on an interactive journey
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that ignites the imagination and encourages collaboration among guests. “So much time, energy and heart go into making an immersive Adventure come to life,” says Jennifer Harbron, Chief Executive Officer of The Escape Room USA. “We have an amazing team led by Don, who stretches the boundaries of what we think we can do. The reward is watching guests actively become a part of that created world.” Beyond the captivating Adventures, the team at The Escape Room USA (with locations in Indianapolis, Fishers and Westfield) takes pride in its commitment to creating Adventures for the whole family. The newest experience, Grand Elven Adventure, will open Friday, November 17 in Westfield at 16848 Southpark Drive. This adventure welcomes groups of four to 10 people and can be booked online at escaperoomusa.com, or by calling 317-556-1873. “We have puzzles for the younger population along with designs that are more advanced for adults,” Brendon says. “What makes this Adventure unique is that it is something that the family can do together, and everyone can be an active participant in it, in one way or another.” Visit escaperoomusa.com to learn more.
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UNLOCKING YOUR BEST HEALTH As we navigate the journey of aging, we often find ourselves facing persistent health issues like fatigue, joint pain, insomnia and more. Sometimes these symptoms are brushed aside as an inevitable part of getting older. But what if there was a place that offered a fresh perspective and a path to reclaiming your health with evidence-based solutions? Meet Yoo Direct Health, a growing practice recognized as a leader in functional and aesthetic medicine. Their mission is simple, yet profound; to provide patients with the best possible outcomes. They’ve been doing just that - helping patients reach their health goals.
A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE Yoo Direct Health is celebrating its fifth anniversary in November, and they’re part of a growing portion of the healthcare industry - functional and aesthetic medicine. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Lexi Yoo, FNP-BC/CPNP, says she’s proud that Yoo Direct Health has become a leader in the industry as they’ve continued to grow and innovate. They welcomed Nikki Keserich, NP, and Allen Stewart, FNP-BC. Both practitioners offer a unique perspective, as they were patients prior to joining the practice. Stewart has a special interest in men’s health, and his perspective as a patient and a practitioner adds a valuable dimension to their practice, allowing them to better understand and address the symptoms experienced by men and the impact it can have on them, their families and their relationships. What sets Yoo Direct Health apart is their commitment to education and excellence. TownePost.com / NOVEMBER 2023 / 25
New providers go through a 90-day orientation process, which includes hands-on clinical experience, shadowing all positions within the practice, as well as access to specialized content from the Yoo Direct Health Training Academy, designed by Lexi herself. This comprehensive approach ensures that every team member understands not only the services they offer, but also the roles of their colleagues, to provide seamless patient care.
in an ever-changing industry is critical to Lexi and her staff. Over the past five years she’s continued to add innovative therapies such as bioidentical hormone therapy, gut health protocols, ozone therapy, sexual wellness protocols (the “O” and “P” shot), ultrasound technology, as well as a comprehensive weight-loss program that includes in-depth body composition testing, health coaching, and incorporating modalities such as peptide therapy.
The commitment to education goes beyond the initial training period. The providers at Yoo Direct Health are continuously learning through internal trainings and conferences to not only build on the knowledge they already have, but also to stay at the forefront of cutting-edge therapies that may help their patients achieve the outcomes they seek.
Yoo Direct Health incorporates the use of ultrasound technology for the medical and aesthetic side of their practice. Using ultrasound enhances patient outcomes, safety and precision by providing real-time imaging guidance that enables the providers to visualize internal structures, monitor tissue response, and perform procedures with greater accuracy and minimized risks.
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“Since we’ve been using the ultrasound technology, we’ve been able to help other offices with patients experiencing complications from their aesthetic treatment,” Lexi says. “We know with the ultrasound, and we can safely and effectively help diagnose and potentially treat the complication.”
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Ozone is a therapeutic process, which involves the use of an energized form of oxygen known as ozone (O3), and has a wide range of potential benefits, from immune support to antiinflammatory effects and detoxification. Its effects have been documented in the potential treatment of conditions such as acne, allergies, skin irritations, various skin disorders, fatigue, joint pain, chronic respiratory diseases and so much more. “We attend a large amount of educational conferences, and while we’re there, we listen and learn,” says Min Yoo, chief operating officer. “Then, when we return, we take those critical pieces of information and work to implement them in our practice for the benefit of our patients. We also want to ensure we’re not just implementing new therapies without standards for their outcomes.”
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YOO DIRECT HEALTH PATIENT EXPERIENCE Sandy Carmin, a longtime patient, exemplifies the transformative power of Yoo Direct Health. Frustrated with the lack of information and care she received after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, she sought help from Lexi. Carmin underwent hormone pellet replacement therapy, intravenous ozone therapy, and gut-health optimization, and the results were nothing short of astonishing. “I was put on prednisone by a different provider, which created a whole slew of other issues,” Carmin says. She sought out an alternative solution through Yoo Direct Health. At the recommendation of Lexi, Carmin decided to give ozone therapy a try.
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Sean McMahon, a senior at Noblesville High School, says he has enjoyed his responsibilities as the student body president. “I am the liaison between the student body and the school administration,” Sean says. “I work with both the student body and administration to help make the school better for all. Recently we have also partnered with the parent-teacher association to help them gain insight into what students would like to see in the school.” Sean also loves being a part of the school’s events. “The prom and homecoming are probably the most fun,” he says. “The week leading up to homecoming probably is the overall best, as everyone, including the school staff, is showing school spirit.” Sean also finds time to play sports and get involved in other school activities.
“I am currently part of the Noblesville baseball team,” he says. “The program has been a huge part of my high school career. This year I am also a part of the National Honor Society, something I am very proud to have accomplished. I have also joined the school’s new pickleball club, which is something that is really fun. In the past I have participated in Distributive Education Clubs of America as a sophomore, statequalifying in the sports marketing section. I also have helped with unified flag football
for two years.” Sean loves living in Noblesville. “I think Noblesville generates a lot of opportunities to grow,” he says. “At the high school there are many classes that gear you towards a career you are interested in, such as the internship program. This is something that has really opened my eyes to a future career. Due to this intern program class, I was able to obtain an internship
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at Noblesville Pediatric Dentistry, and it has been nothing short of great. I have learned so much about dentistry and the possibilities it provides. Dr. Charles Fuhrer III, DDS, was the first person I contacted, and he has given me such a great learning experience. Everyone there at his office has been so kind in helping me better understand the profession and welcoming me into their business.” Sean’s mom, Angie, says she and her husband are pleased with Sean’s achievements. “As Sean’s parents, we are extremely proud of him,” Angie says. “It has been a joy to watch him learn and grow throughout the years. Sean has an internal drive to do the best he can, which has helped him in and out of school. With the support of his family, friends, teachers, and his faith in God, the sky’s the limit.”
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MAKE WISHES COME TRUE AT THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN THE KITCHEN EVENT Story and Photography Provided
The much-anticipated annual Christmas in the Kitchen event will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis main kitchen and ballroom. This festive holiday food extravaganza is the premier event in Indianapolis and aims to raise funds for
Indiana Wish, a charitable organization dedicated to granting special Christmas wishes for children in Indiana. Presented by Wallington Asset Management, LLC, Christmas in the Kitchen promises an evening filled with
delicious appetizers, entrées, desserts, famous Polar Bear drinks, wines, and spirits. Executive Chef Louis Reese and his talented Hyatt team will prepare all the culinary creations right in front of the guests, adding a touch of culinary magic to the event. The evening will also feature a silent auction
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to raise additional funds for Indiana Wish. Guests will be entertained by festive live holiday music provided by the Tim Brinkley Band, while Diamonds Direct will present a Jingle Jewelry fundraiser, adding sparkle and fun to the night. Individual tickets for the event are priced at $200 per person. For companies and organizations, corporate and sponsored tables are available, with seating for 10 people beginning at $3,000. To secure your spot and purchase tickets, reservations can be made at cik23.givesmart.com.
from life-threatening illnesses. Wishes fulfilled by Indiana Wish include trips to Disney, shopping sprees, meeting celebrities, family vacations, and home computers. With a remarkable track record, the organization has granted over 3,500 wishes to Indiana children to date.
Due to limited availability, organizers recommend making reservations promptly. To purchase tickets or secure corporate tables, interested individuals can contact Indiana Wish at 317-913-WISH or scan the QR code.
J’Lynn Mayes, executive director of Indiana Wish, emphasizes the importance of the event, stating that it is the perfect occasion to celebrate with friends, co-workers or family members. She says the goal of Christmas in the Kitchen is to raise funds to grant holiday wishes for the beautiful Indiana Wish children. Kyle Hueston, general manager of Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, expresses his pride in partnering with Indiana Wish and hosting this staple event in the Indianapolis community for decades. Hueston encourages attendees to secure their tables early, as Christmas in the Kitchen promises to be an unforgettable evening. Established in 1984, Indiana Wish is a renowned charitable organization that grants wishes to children in Indiana between the ages of 3 and 18 who suffer TownePost.com / NOVEMBER 2023 / NOBLESVILLE MAGAZINE / 35
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It might come as a surprise to some - the dark stains on the driveway, pitting and cracking in the garage floor, and weather damage to the back porch aren’t just nuisances we have to tolerate. There’s a solution to keeping hard surfaces clean and mold-free, and Jason Kirkby of Fόrte Surfaces can tell you all about it. Fόrte Surfaces began in 2009, added the popular epoxy flooring to their list of services by 2015, and in 2023, updated their name and brand from Indiana Cleaning and Sealing to Fόrte Surfaces, to better represent the products they offer. The family-owned business has Kirkby leading the way as chief executive officer, and he brings plenty of experience to the position.
“I started cleaning and sealing driveways in high school, and have been around concrete my whole life,” he says. “Some of my first customers were Larry Bird and Reggie Miller. From there, I got into the supply side and was selling these products until deciding to join Forte.” The team at Fόrte Surfaces helps homeowners and commercial businesses extend the life of hard surfaces found in areas such as driveways, garage floors, pool decks, basements and porches, all the way up to large-scale buildings and parking garages. “We highly recommend you seal the hard surfaces around your home or business,” Kirkby says. “The hard surfaces around the exterior of your home can cost you up to 15 to 20% of your home’s value to rip out and replace. We can come in and protect that with our proprietary sealants and epoxy flooring systems so you don’t have to replace the surface.”
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Epoxy/polyurea flooring is a synthetic resin that not only protects the surface, but also gives a creative flair to the design. We all know what Indiana winter weather can do to our vehicles. Not only does snow and salt wreak havoc on vehicles, but it also drips onto driveways or concrete garage floors, eventually causing pits on the surfaces. The sun, snow, ice, wind and additional debris can damage concrete and stone over the years.
“A pressure washing and sealant lasts about three to five years and there is a lifetime warranty on the epoxy flooring,” Kirkby says. “Sometimes the surface is in such bad condition the customer assumes replacement is the only option. We normally always have a solution for that surface.” Whatever the need, the team’s goal is to create long-lasting surfaces for homeowners and business owners as they work alongside each client, making the space look better than when they arrived.
Kirkby says a simple clean and seal can do wonders to your property.
“I don’t know any other service that can provide that ‘wow’ factor at this budget,” Kirkby says. “The biggest bang for your buck is cleaning that mold and mildew off of the surface. I think it’s just so common, people think it’s a normal thing to have this dark concrete or black limestone.”
Some clients want a good pressure wash but don’t prefer a sealant, and the crew at Fόrte Surfaces can deliver, but to take things one step further, sealing the surface will prevent further damage.
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