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Hit the Road

New App-Based Delivery Service Gaining Momentum in Indianapolis & Beyond Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing A new app-based, peer-to-peer delivery service is gaining momentum in Indianapolis. Roadie, a less expensive, more convenient way to ship items of all shapes and sizes, is also a fabulous way for folks looking to make a few extra bucks as it’s designed for those who are already headed in a specific direction to pick up and deliver items along their route. “It’s similar to Uber and Lyft, but it moves things rather than people,” says Kelly Bailey, who has worked as a Roadie drive for ...

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Butterfly Blast

September’s Luckiest Hoosier Alive: James Thompson Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing In 1971, Carmel resident James Thompson was in Vietnam where he was assigned as an adviser to the field maintenance unit of the Vietnamese Air Force division. The Chinook helicopter rotor blades were made of a composite sandwich material that was a fiberglass over a honeycomb and it had the bad habit of unbonding. Though they had a test set to check for issues, it often went on the fritz. One day, Thompson was tasked with finding a helicopter pilot to fly the test set from Bien Hoa Air Base ...

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Business Spotlight: Celebrity Style Salon & Spa

Celebrity Style Salon & Spa Brings Hollywood’s Glitz & Glam to Fishers Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Brian Brosmer Rachel Rose, owner of Celebrity Style Salon and Spa, has been a beauty enthusiast ever since she was a little girl, doing her friends’ hair and makeup. “I’ve always loved making others feel good about themselves,” Rose says. “It makes my day to give someone the joy of feeling beautiful.” Rose, who has been in the beauty industry for nine years, was thrilled in July to open her own full-service hair salon and spa that offers clients a unique experience ...

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A Day of Honor & Remembrance

Indy’s Honor Flight Shows Veterans Love & Gratitude Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing From 1942–1945, Rupert Smith, 99, served in the Army Air Corps (USAAC), the military aviation arm of the USA. Just 23 years old when he joined the service, Smith was stationed in England for two months, North Africa for a year, then spent the rest of his time working late evenings in Italy loading bombs on B-24 liberators. “Our group called ourselves the Liberandos,” Smith says. “The planes would go out in the morning, and we didn’t know how many were coming back.” When he returned from war, ...

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Born To Build

David Rausch Studio in Zionsville taking on big projects Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer David Rausch began dreaming of becoming an architect when he was in seventh grade. “My father owned a roofing business and was in construction so he probably planted the seeds, but I was drawn to the field back then and my focus has never shifted,” says Rausch, who now owns David Rausch Studio, a boutique architecture and interior design firm located in the Village of Zionsville. A service-oriented firm, they do customized work to fit their individual clientele’s needs. For that reason, they ...

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40 Years In The Making

Woman preserves history by building replica of Williamsburg Governor’s Mansion Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photography provided It was a dream that was 40 years in the making, but last fall Mary Frost, just shy of her 98th birthday, saw it come to fruition when she put the finishing touches on her 5 ft. x 5 ft. dollhouse — a perfect replica of the Governor’s Mansion in Williamsburg, Virginia. “She was the quintessential mother, but she also loved both art and history,” says daughter, Mary Eckard, noting that raising seven children left little time for hobbies. After her children were grown, ...

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Adventure Time

Children’s Learning Adventure Offers Spectacular Childcare Amenities Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Amy Payne Jeff Haines is dazzled by Carmel’s family-based Children’s Learning Adventure. And he’s not the only one. “I’m blown away by this facility,” Haines says. “The amenities and available programs for children are out-of-this-world amazing.” “What an awesome place,” adds Lillian Gorski Mack. “The state-of-the-art facility is unlike any I’ve ever seen.” Though the Carmel facility opened in October 2016, Children’s Learning Adventure (CLA) Childcare Centers were created in 2008 by founders who had worked in the childcare industry for more than two decades and were determined ...

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Treat Yourself

Closet Candy Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening In Clay Terrace Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Amy Payne When Chad and Christina Smith first met, Chad was selling BMWs and Christina was a business manager of a furniture company. They married, had two sons (now 15 and 9), and, in the back of their minds, dreamed of one day working together. They just didn’t know how that would all come to fruition. Five years ago, while living in Arizona, Christina posted a few pictures on Facebook at a tanning salon where she worked and people started contacting her with inquires on where ...

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Get Ready For Tasteful Times

Local company packages gourmet food & wine. Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Jamie Sangar Not surprisingly, the idea for family-owned Tasteful Times Gourmet Food & Wine Shop was born out of an evening involving family, food and wine. “I was sitting around one night with my parents drinking wine and shooting the breeze when this idea emerged to open a neighborhood food and wine market,” says Jon Sadler. “The next morning, we looked at each other and asked, ‘Wait. Were we serious or was that the alcohol talking?’” They took the leap and have been hopping ever since. “When ...

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Picking Treasures at Second Stories

Mother-daughter duo turn vacant McCordsville building into antique shop. Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Jamie Sangar Last May, mother-daughter duo Angie Cornelius and Aimee Ector were out doing what they love, antique shopping, when they stumbled upon a beautiful old vacant building for sale in McCordsville. Built in 1900, the 2-story, 8,400-square-foot former warehouse seemed an ideal location for the vintage aficionados to open up an antique mall. The pair who, for the past eight years, have sold their merchandise at booths, festivals and flea markets, had always dreamed of running their own place. “We are pickers at heart ...

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