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The Teal Canary

Local art studio provides a place to create Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Amy Payne Amy Hommell has been working on her craft since childhood and opened an art studio in downtown Greenwood to provide a bigger space to share her love and passion for art with the community. She opened Teal Canary in 2013 after giving private art lessons for several years in her home. “I’ve always painted, I’ve always drawn, I’ve always been an artist my whole life,” Hommell says. “When I opened, I envisioned it to be a space for me to do my art and ...

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Mission Boutique

One Tenth Boutique gives 10 percent back to local, global charities Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Amy Payne One Tenth Boutique recently opened in Greenwood, but the store’s products and mission have a global impact. Owning a store has been a dream of Theresa Carmichael’s for a decade, but it wasn’t until about two years ago that she knew what kind of store it would be. “I wanted to create a place for women to come that they could feel loved and worthy and to know that they were wonderfully and beautifully created,” Carmichael says. “About two years ago, ...

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A Fresh Start

Newk’s Eatery opens first Indiana location in Greenwood Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Operating Partner Kent Mabe has been in the restaurant business for almost all his life. He says other concepts he’s worked with have all come to the north side first and then to Greenwood as a second thought. “When I had the opportunity to take the Newk’s Eatery brand here to Indianapolis, I wanted to give Greenwood the first shot,” Mabe says. No food at Newk’s Eatery comes in pre-packaged or preserved. Proteins such as chicken, salmon, shrimp and steak are sliced and grilled ...

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Everything Under the Sun

Discount market store opens new Greenwood location Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Under the Sun Market opened its second store in Greenwood with a mission — to rethink how they make food accessible. Under the Sun buys liquidated products, primarily food, and sells it at a discount. The store also carries a smaller selection of general merchandise, such as household goods and shoes. Inventory will rotate. Zach Hendershot, president of Under the Sun, says the company started as a small liquidation company out of a garage and is now expanding as a retail model. UTS’s other location ...

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Remember When

Greenwood Park Mall stirs up fond memories for long-time residents Writer / Michelle Kaufman For decades, children and families have visited Santa at Christmastime. For Julianne Butler growing up, Santa Claus was someone she saw all year — her grandfather. Butler has photos of her and her sister sitting on Santa’s lap at the Greenwood Park Mall before the mall was enclosed and before they knew that Santa was their grandfather. J. William Betner was a mason and member of the Scottish Rite and owned a ring that Santa also wore. “So, as we got a little bit older and ...

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Gifting Great Memories

Teresa’s Hallmark celebrates 28 years in Greenwood Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Teresa Dillard prides herself on providing a destination shopping area through her store, Teresa’s Hallmark. Dillard bought her store in 1989 at the corner of 135 and Fairview before moving to the current location across from Meijer in 2000. Dillard’s Hallmark is the only one that she knows of that has two stories. The collectible business kept her store going when she started, but websites like eBay has forced stores like Teresa’s Hallmark to adjust their strategy. “Suddenly there’s this glut on the market of ...

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What’s the Buzz?

Local beekeepers run Honey Creek Bee Farm Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Since 2015, three Center Grove residents have been learning the process of beekeeping and selling their honey. Susie Simmons, her mom Linda Gibson and family friend Bill Maze operate Honey Creek Bee Farm from their property along State Rd 135. Hundreds of bees live in the farm’s 23 hives. During honey extraction in June, 13 boxes of bees produced more than 300 pounds of honey. “We understand that bees are needed for pollination and just here in the last few years there have been a ...

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Gifting Great Memories

Teresa’s Hallmark celebrates 28 years in Greenwood. Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Teresa Dillard prides herself on providing a destination shopping area through her store, Teresa’s Hallmark. Dillard bought her store in 1989 at the corner of 135 and Fairview before moving to the current location across from Meijer in 2000. Dillard’s Hallmark is the only one that she knows of that has two stories. The collectible business kept her store going when she started, but websites like eBay has forced stores like Teresa’s Hallmark to adjust their strategy. “Suddenly there’s this glut on the market of ...

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Drop the Mic

Center Grove Teen Competes on ABC Boy Band Show Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer A 17-year-old Center Grove resident, Andrew Butcher, hasn’t even graduated high school yet, but he is already making a name and career for himself on the local and national level. Butcher is currently a contestant on ABC’s show Boy Band, where singers compete to become part of a new five-member boy band and get a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Butcher has been singing since he was 9, after his dad dared him to sing in an elementary school talent show. “I wasn’t ...

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Everybody Dance Now

Greenwood resident creates dance class for children with special needs Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Greenwood resident Mackenzie Wissler is combining two of her passions to create a dance class, Everybody Dance Now, designed specifically for children with special needs. The IUPUI elementary-special education major has been dancing for 18 years, an activity that has given her a feeling of unconditional happiness. She believes kids of all abilities should be able to feel that as well, so she began working on the idea for the class three years ago along with Le Rose Dance Academy owner Amanda ...

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