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Silo Center Bike Park Opens to Public

New Louisville Attraction for Beginner and Experienced Mountain Bike Riders Right outside of Jeffersontown, the newest outdoor attraction at The Parklands of Floyds Fork, the Silo Center Bike Park in Turkey Run Park opened on September 15. The bike park contains downhill flow trails, a skills loop and pump tracks, all specially built by the talented professionals at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). “Twenty First Century Parks worked with IMBA to design an exciting, progressive set of mountain biking trails and features that will introduce new riders to the sport as well as allow experienced riders to practice and develop skills,” says 21st Century Parks ...

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Business Spotlight: Eastpoint Audiology

October is National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month, and Dr. Melanie Driscoll and Dr. Kristin Lenz at Eastpoint Audiology are ready to help you improve your hearing. Graduates of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, both audiologists operate their practice under the mission that better hearing leads to a better life. “No matter what we do in life, everything hinges around communication,” Dr. Driscoll says. “If we can’t hear or we have someone we’re trying to do something with and they can’t hear, then there is a disconnect. Until we can hear each other, we ...

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Halloween in Jeffersontown

Pumpkinfest Coming Up October 28 Writer  /  Beth Wilder, Director Jeffersontown Historical Museum Halloween – the spookiest night of the year, when little ghosts and goblins are known to parade door to door in search of tricks or treats. But did you know that Jeffersontown youngsters did not even begin “trick-or-treating” until 1938? It’s true. The Jeffersontown Historical Museum is in possession of a costume worn by Zita Kay Elder that year, which she recalled as being the first time in Jeffersontown’s history that children ever went door to door in search of candy. The costume Zita Kay wore was ...

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Cancer With A Little “C”

“It was an out of body experience,” says Tralicia Powell-Lewis, speaking about the moment she received the call confirming her breast cancer diagnosis. “My doctor told me I had breast cancer, but cancer with a little ‘c,’ not a big ‘c.’” Cancer with a little ‘c’ meant the cancer was caught early, and patients with early stage breast cancer tend to have the best outcomes. For the last four years, Lewis scheduled yearly mammograms, and this was the first time she received abnormal results. Within two weeks of receiving the call, she met with Dr. Samilia Obeng-Gyasi, breast surgeon at ...

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Neighbors Sharing with Neighbors 5K Returns Oct. 28

14th Annual Event Will Benefit The Sharing Place The Holy Cross Lutheran Church will host the 14th Annual “Neighbors Sharing with Neighbors 5K Walk / Run” to benefit The Sharing Place on Saturday, October 28 at 9 a.m. On-site registration opens at 8 a.m. 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 6501 Sunnyside Road. The 5K event will begin in the parking lot of the church at 8115 Oaklandon Road, proceed north to The ...

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Business Spotlight: Noblesville Dental Associates

Dr. Kurt Rider, a native of Hamilton County, is honored to be part of the Noblesville community. He takes great pride in his Indiana roots. A graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in finance, his early pursuits in the financial world left him wanting more from his career. He wanted to build relationships and make a difference. He saw the impact one could make as a dentist and knew it was the path he was led to pursue. Dr. Rider graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2015 and will be finishing advanced post-graduate ...

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How Informed Pet Lovers Choose Pet Food

Use Cost to Feed, Not Cost Per Pound. Nutrient Density! Writer  /  David Moore The pet food industry is not anything like human food. The FDA has very strict rules for food for human consumption. Pet food is overseen by AAFCO, The Association of American Feed Control Officials. This organization was put in place many years ago to oversee feed for farm animals, many raised for slaughter and live short lives. The standards for feed should be much different than the standards for food for our furry family members. We want them to live high-quality long lives with good health. ...

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Curtain Call

Hendricks Civic Theatre Remains Community-Focused Writer  /   Bailey Roberts Photographer  /  Andy Janning A high school student walks through the halls every day invisible to most, bullied by others. She feels rejected, misunderstood and her self-esteem fades day by day, until one day she finds herself on stage in front of her peers and teachers. The emotion and adrenaline can be overwhelming, and, in the case of Carrie, the title character of Hendricks Civic Theatre’s fall musical production, can lead to death and destruction. Another high school student goes throughout her day being bullied and feeling useless. She is ...

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Right at Home: Avon Offers A Diverse, Welcoming Community

Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Tony Gude In July 2012, Ayesha Ali Khan moved to Avon with her husband, Asad, and their four children. Initially, she was highly anxious about the transition of settling into a new community. “I wasn’t sure if we had picked the right house or the right neighborhood,” Khan says. “In those first few days, as we unpacked, it didn’t seem like things were falling into place the way I had hoped, and my worry intensified.” Then school started and her fears eased on her first trip to the bus stop. After standing on the ...

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Shifting Gears

Local Cycling Enthusiast is Making a Difference, One Mile at a Time Writer  /  Samantha Epstein The experience is daunting. Burning sensations radiate through every limb in the body. There are times when muscles feel they may give out. Energy rapidly burns. Thirst sets in. The Florida humidity is nearly impossible to penetrate. The lungs begin to work overtime: breathing the salty air in and out at a pace the mind cannot comprehend. Bike pedals rotate, spreading tension throughout the white, glistening sand. Giving up seems inevitable, but there is too much on the line — raising awareness, finding a ...

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