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Author Archives: Kara Kavensky

Dream Goals

New Cathedral Boys Soccer Coach, Paul “Whitey” Kapsalis, pens memoir of incredible soccer journey Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer Paul “Whitey” Kapsalis and his siblings were introduced to soccer while living in St. Louis. The entire family loved it. Whitey’s father, Andy, worked for Allstate Insurance and was relocated to Minnesota where youth soccer didn’t exist, so the Kapsalis family started one. This club has since exploded in growth. The next stop was in Michigan. There, they started the Bonanza Express Soccer league, which was a select travel team, for his parents had a vision as to ...

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Xfinity Gigabit Internet Plugs Into North Side

Comcast Business is making some bold moves in Indiana Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer Comcast Business is investing in Indiana in new and meaningful ways. In late March, Comcast Business launched an advanced trial of their Xfinity Gigabit, which is capable of delivering 1 gigabit internet speeds to virtually all of their footprint across Indiana. Areas impacted in this initial layout include Fishers, Noblesville, McCordsville and Westfield. This trial launch makes Indiana the 5th state in the nation where Comcast has launched 1 gig service. “What is great is that the super-fast speeds use the existing wiring that most people already ...

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A Burning Passion

Fishers firefighter and wife support Hoosier Burn Camp Writer / Kara Kavensky Sharing a passion for giving back, Kate and Jared Shaughnessy support The Hoosier Burn Camp. During the month of March, proceeds from brow and lash services at Lash & Brow Design Co. had benefitted The Hoosier Burn Camp. Not only did Lash & Brow Design Co. owner Kate Shaughnessy donate during that month, she donates her services year-round to burn victims. Kate, and her husband Jared, have a personal connection to the cause. Jared lost skin as the result of an accident and received treatment at Wishard’s burn ...

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And the Crown Goes To

Zionsville to Host 13th Annual Miss Indiana Pageant June 14-17. Writer / Kara Kavensky Photography Provided The Miss Indiana pageant has evolved since its inception. While early records are fuzzy, documentation commences in the early 1900s and took a hiatus during World War II, with consistency since the end of the war in 1945. While the location for the Miss Indiana Pageant has changed over the years, this will be the 13th year Zionsville has hosted the event. Since 2005, Zionsville has celebrated the state’s road to Miss America with dinners, a parade, competition and many other events culminating in ...

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Scandinavian Comfort’s Lars Odgaard

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Michael Thierwechter Scandinavian Comfort has offered unique, modern home decor for more than 33 years. After being located in Castleton for 31 years, owner Lars Odgaard decided to move the business to the heart of where the highest concentration of his customers live — in Broad Ripple. “It’s been overwhelming,” Odgaard says. “The move was fantastic, as we see a big future in Broad Ripple and are very happy with the move.” After having finished high school in Vejle, Denmark, Odgaard got a job with a Danish company that needed expertise in American marketing. ...

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Case Design/Remodeling of Indianapolis Opens Second Area Location

Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Design Studio to Serve Residents of Meridian Kessler and Surrounding Areas. Case Design/Remodeling of Indy is thrilled to announce the opening of their second Greater Indianapolis location, in Meridian Kessler.  Case’s original location, which serves as the company headquarters and remodeling showroom, is located in Carmel. Case has been serving homeowners in the greater Indianapolis area for over 13 years providing full scale residential remodeling services including kitchens, bathrooms, additions, whole house remodels, interiors and outdoor spaces. “The plans to open a second location have been in the works for about a year, and we are so ...

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Class Dismissed: Carmel High School Principal John Williams Retires

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Carmel High School Principal John Williams is preparing for his next course: Retirement 101. Williams, and his wife Paula, are both originally from Evansville. Paula serves as the Director of Special Education for Zionsville School Corporation and is also scheduled to retire in December. John Williams took the job as Principal of Carmel High School in 2003. “Carmel has been a great school corporation for a long time,” Williams says. “Dale Graham’s 25 years of leadership gets the credited for transitioning Carmel from a rural to suburban high school.” Under Williams, he ...

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Meet Mayor Joe Hogsett: Indy’s Mayor talks Gun Violence, Indy Mini and the 500

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Indianapolis has always been the “place to be” during the month of May. It’s tradition for the 12th largest city in the country to host the largest sporting event on the planet. When asked if he’s a race fan, Mayor Joe Hogsett smiles and states, “Of course.” Mayor Joe, as he is known, grew up in Rushville. His father was a WWII veteran who naturally inspired his son with a strong sense of serving. Since being elected Secretary of State, Mayor Joe practiced law but remained active within the Democratic party. Prior ...

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Paint It Pink!

Metro Elevator teams up with Susan G. Komen Central Indiana Writer Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer Metro Elevator, a 47-year old company, originally owned a fleet of orange construction elevators, until one day, when their Executive Vice President, Roger Brummett, walked by the painting crew as they were complaining about the selection and quality of the color. “Paint them whatever color you want,” he said. As he walked away, he stopped and turned abruptly and said, “What if we painted them pink?” The question opened up possibilities and led to a new philanthropic marketing campaign with the end result ...

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“One Bite at a Time” With Health and Fitness Coach, Speaker and Author, Susan Van Hoosen

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer The answer to the classic question: How do you eat an elephant? Susan Van Hoosen translates her transformational journey and awakening since the passing of her late husband, Trent, into an honest and inspirational guidebook, “One Bite at a Time.” Upon the sudden loss of her husband, Susan sought strength both internally and externally. The rock at the corner of 116th and Hoosier Road, a seemingly innocuous object, became a symbol of strength for Susan. “This is my strength rock”, she says. In her book, she shares how she and the rock ...

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