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The Greenhouse

New coworking space opens doors in Greenwood Writer / Cathy Wendorff Photographer / Brian Brosmer Pioneering Greenwood’s new cooperative work space is Laura Kennedy, the Executive Director of Greenhouse JoCo Coworking, a non-profit organization that will encourage entrepreneurship through a new format. After months of planning, considering other successful models, like Launch Fishers and collaborating with Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers, Brent Tilson, Christian Maslowski, President of the Greater Greenwood Chamber, Greenhouse is growing into a temporary and donated home inside the Tilson HR Building. Just imagine — you are working from home taking an important business call, when the ...

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Old Junk to New Treasures

Cottage on Main creates repurposed works of art Writer / Cathy Wendorff Photographer / Amy Payne Helping to revitalize downtown Greenwood is a unique home goods retail store, Cottage on Main, where their passion is creating repurposed works of art from unwanted and damaged items. “I’ve been painting furniture and decorating my whole life, it’s something I’ve always loved,” says retired teacher and owner, Dianna Thompson Massie. In conjunction with Mike Twarogal, her shop manager and son-in-law, Dianna has developed a flourishing family furniture restoration business. Using their self-taught skills and passion for handcrafted projects, the Do-It-Yourself Duo of Dianna ...

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Greenwood Stylists Open Luxe 349 Hair Studio

Writer  /  Cathy Wendorff Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Everything came together at the right time for new business partners, Jennifer Smith and Priscilla Witham, while opening Luxe 349 Hair Studio. Combining the efforts of their talented husbands with family and friends, they converted the previous dog grooming setup into a chic transformation in less than four months. Their journey of friendship began more than 10 years ago, while working together for three years at a Greenwood salon. Remaining friends while Jennifer worked in Franklin, they reunited again at another Southside salon in 2012. Over the next four years, their friendship ...

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Center Grove Mom of the Year: Regina Miller

Writer / Cathy Wendorff Photographer / Amanda DeBusk Taking it one day at time, and just simply rolling with it, is how Regina Miller juggles her responsibilities between motherhood and business owner. Being selected as the Center Grove Mom of the Year by her community is very flattering to Regina.  Nominated by her youngest daughter, Kelly described her mom as a caring and loving individual, who always makes time for her family, while owning Geek in Pink Computer Repair. Regina has been married to Ed Miller, an Indianapolis Police Officer, for 28 years, and she has five high-achieving daughters and ...

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Emmanuel Church’s Pastor Danny Anderson Thoughts on the Upcoming Holiday Season

As the holidays are quickly approaching, Pastor Danny Anderson of Emmanuel Church shared his thoughts on this special and sometimes stressful time of the year.  His church begins preparing months in advance about the same time that pumpkin spice lattes become available, which gets him into the holiday spirit.  Not only at the holidays but every week the church offers a relaxed, come as you are environment.  Their goal is to create a service that is environmentally comfortable so one can be theologically aware.  They do not shrink back from the word of God, Pastor Danny stated, “We let the ...

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Drew’s Turn: The Third Generation of Skillman Drag Racing

It might just be that Drew Skillman was destined to be a racecar driver, since he grew up running around and working in the Skillman race shop. When the factory-made 2010 Ford Cobra Jets arrived to sell, the driver within him emerged. Drew recalled that he intended to race only once, but his grandfather, Ray Skillman, joined in the fun. At 70 years old, Ray resurrected his drag racing career with his 24-year-old grandson by entering their supercars in the Bristol Showdown. In 2012, Drew’s father, Bill, also found his inner driver, and the three generations bonded around their passion ...

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Susan G. Komen Central Indiana Ambassador Carin Henderson

Writer / Cathy Wendorff Photographer / Marc Sirkin Carin Henderson, 2016 Ambassador for the Komen of Central Indiana Organization, has a winning smile after defeating breast cancer with her army of family and friends. During her five surgeries and five-year battle, she armed herself with a strong faith, sense of humor and determination that inspires others. Carin lives in Greenwood with her two sons, works two jobs, spent eight years as a member of the Army National Guard and is proud to be an “Ultimate Mom.” Her favorite pastime is cheering for Conner, a senior, and Alex, a junior, at ...

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