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InSIGHTful Service

Mt. Vernon High School Student takes servant leadership to the next level Provided by Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation The importance of serving others is taught throughout a student’s educational career at Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation. However, some inspiring students take servant leadership much further. Senior Matthew Boyle is one of those students. Through his efforts, visitors at the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen are seeing life much clearer with their new free eye glasses from Ossip Optometry. Matthew became involved with the Butler Soup Kitchen when he volunteered with his mom last summer and realized he enjoyed the ...

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Take a Breath this Holiday Season

November falls in a season of gratitude and holiday preparation. Between all the planning and shopping, remember to pause and take a breath. November is also Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Inhale. Exhale. It’s so simple, but just what exactly does that mean? Lungs are hardworking organs and essential to life. They take in oxygen from the air and supply it to red blood cells. Red blood cells distribute oxygen to other organs and tissues. Then, our bodies use the oxygen to make carbon dioxide, a waste product that our lungs expel by exhaling. “We normally take a breath 12-20 times ...

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Pet Remedies

Paws Stop has nutrition & wellness solutions to cure your pet’s problems. Itchy pet? Sensitive skin or stomach? Allergies? The good news is we can help with these issues and, in most cases, for less than most pet lovers think and much less costly than prescription diets. Food sensitivities and allergies have become more common over the 27 years we have been in business. We help furry family members with these concerns on a daily basis. The solution is not the same for every pet. We will ask lots of questions to guide you to the best and most economical ...

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Double the Fun

Local Business Partners Bring New Restaurant and Entertainment to Jeffersontown Writer / Travis Wagoner Grab your extra quarters. Vintage video games and classic pinball machines await you — as does tasty pub grub and a beer and bourbon menu to suit any taste. Recbar has you covered on all fronts. You’ll find the concept bar, restaurant and arcade at 10301 Taylorsville Road in the heart of Jeffersontown. Tony Thomas and Corey Sims, Recbar’s owners and operators, debuted their establishment in April 2016. “We came in with a certain goal in mind and a number on paper and where we expected ...

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McCordsville Town Manager Wins Distinguished Service Award

Tonya Galbraith was recently named 2017 Russell G. Lloyd Distinguished Service Award Winner Provided by Accelerate Indiana Municipalities McCordsville Town Manager Tonya Galbraith recently received the 2017 Russell G. Lloyd Distinguished Service Award from Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim). Galbraith received the award on Oct. 11, during the Presidents’ Reception at the Aim Ideas Summit. Galbraith has served as McCordsville’s town manager since 2005 and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the town and implementing the decisions of the Town Council. During her tenure, the town’s population has grown from around 1,200 residents in 2005 to more than 5,400 today. ...

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PumpkinFest 2017 Is Back

Free, fun and filled with family-friendly features October 28 at Carmel Civic Square Kids of all ages are invited to dress up in costume and join the fun at Carmel Civic Square (at the City Hall Gazebo) at the 2017 PumpkinFest presented by the Carmel Arts Council and Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council. The event will take place on Saturday, October 28, from 4-7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This is an event that is fun for the entire family with music, food and hayrides. Kids are encouraged to come in costumes and enjoy picking and decorating a pumpkin from the Kroger ...

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A Step Forward

IU Health Saxony seeks to improve knee replacement outcomes with new gait laboratory Writer / Jon Shoulders Dr. R. Michael Meneghini, director of orthopedics and joint replacement at IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers, says the completion of the hospital’s new Kinematics Gait Laboratory represents a substantial step in the right direction toward improving the quality and effectiveness of knee replacement surgery – not only for local patients, but also throughout the world. “Kinematics is a fancy word for how the knee moves, and its normal and abnormal motions,” Meneghini says. “We’re going to watch people walk, and how their ...

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A Tale of Two Sisters

Sisters share breast cancer survivor and prevention stories. Writer / Sarah R. Brodsky One in every eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer. Advances in science have helped improve treatment of breast cancer and survival rates are increasing, but more women are now making decisions to help avoid a diagnosis in the first place. Mollie Case is one of them. Case, an event planner who lives in Ponte Vedra, is what’s known as a “previvor.” The term previvor was first coined by Sue Friedman, a breast cancer survivor who founded a support group known as FORCE, to label those currently unaffected ...

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A History of the Gaslight Festival

Writer / Beth Wilder, Jeffersontown Historical Museum The name “Jeffersontown” is practically synonymous with the words “Gaslight Festival.” This delightful event has been an annual fixture in Jeffersontown for 47 years. Many people tend to believe the festival simply sprang from the early town fairs, but it has a much more interesting history than that, and it centers around – you guessed it – gaslights. In the 1800s, Jeffersontown used coal oil lamps during the nighttime hours to provide a bit of light on the town square and a few surrounding blocks. In 1911, the Commercial Club proposed that the ...

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Center for the Performing Arts Names New Leader

Interim President/CEO Jeffrey McDermott tapped for permanent post After a months-long national search, the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel has named its interim leader to the permanent, full-time position of President and CEO of the Center and the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation. Jeffrey C. McDermott, a 30-year resident of Carmel and longtime partner with Krieg DeVault law firm, has been serving as interim President/CEO of the Center since the August 2016 departure of his predecessor, Tania Castroverde Moskalenko. The nonprofit organization presents and hosts hundreds of concerts and other events each year on its city-owned three-venue campus, ...

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