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The Best Kept Secret in Fishers

IU Health Saxony Delivers High-Tech Heart Health, Health & Hope Closer to Home Beyond the golden-tipped fields of native Hoosier grasses and through several of Hamilton County’s famed roundabouts sits a nearly hidden gem in Indiana’s healthcare landscape. Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital, located at 146th Street and Olio Road, is one of the best kept secrets northeast of Indianapolis.  But Edward Harlamert, MD is determined to spread the word. Dr. Harlamert, founding physician and director of cardiovascular (CV) services at IU Health Saxony, proudly stresses how he and his partners offer the highest level of Cath Lab technology and ...

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Trent Van Hoosen Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing

Writer  /  Kara Reibel  .  Photography provided The 4th Annual Trent Van Hoosen Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing will take place at River Glen Golf Course on Thursday, June 23. To date, the Annual Trent Van Hoosen Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing has given out $10,000 in scholarships to their recipients. They have also donated $10,000 to the Fishers HS Fitness Center which benefits all athletes and students. The scholarship recipients receive $4,000 ($1,000 per year for four years) as long as they stay in school. “It’s not just a football fundraiser,” says Susan Van Hoosen, Trent’s widow and this year’s event organizer/committee chair. ...

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Inaugural Corn Hole for the Cause Raises $2,000

Writer  /  Tom Britt Our inaugural Corn Hole for a Cause Tournament at Bella Vita Lakeside netted $2,000 for the local Susan G. Komen of Central Indiana. Teams donated $100 each with sponsors Red Bull, Fuzzy’s Vodka and MillerCoors providing prizes, including the $1,000 purse.

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Painting Penrod Prodigy

Writer & Photographer  /  Tom Britt A visit to the Penrod Arts Fair is a family tradition for me and my wife, Jeanne, each fall. This past year, we moved into a new home, so we were in the market for some new artwork. Shopping the hundreds of art exhibits, Jeanne walked by one tent and stopped in her tracks to say, “I want that painting!” It was an abstract painting of a turbulent sky over dark water (at least that is what I saw), and the colors and mood of the painting were perfect for our home. I snapped ...

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Heritage Christian Robotics Team Sets Championship Standard

Heritage Christian School’s 7th grade girls Robotics Team, 6210A, won the highest honor, The Mayor Ballard Excellence Award, Sunday the 24th at the 4th annual Indianapolis VEX Robotics Championship. The team won additional awards for Robot Skills, Programming Skills and special recognition as a breakthrough team in a predominately male activity. Collectively, the middle school teams, 6210A and 6210M, and the high school teams, 6210 and 6210X were tournament champions. Held at the Indiana Convention Center, the championship is part of VEX Robotics’ Indy VRC chapter, a program partnered with the Office of Education Innovation. Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard ...

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Mama Bear’s Bakery & Café Hosts Open Mic Night

Mama Bear’s Bakery & Café is quickly becoming more than just a popular coffee shop in Geist. It’s a place for community events and meetings, and now the cozy coffee shop at 10110 Brooks School Rd. is becoming a place to showcase local talent with an open mic night for teens! “It was more about offering something for the kids than just business,” says Owner Christy Watkins who passed out flyers and posted the open mic night on Facebook for high school singers and musicians. “Not all kids go to football games and school events,” says Christy. “This gives them ...

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New Thai Sushi House Opens in Fishers

The Thai Sushi House recently opened in Fishers conveniently located across from the Depot at Nickel Plate in Fishers. This is the best of Thai and the best of sushi – two restaurants in one! The restaurant owners Kanlaya Browning, Supaporn Winterberg and Jane Singal wanted to offer the best of both specialties to Fishers residents at a great location. Their other three restaurants serve only Thai cuisine: •   Thai Orchid 8145 Bash St., Indianapolis 317-578-8155 •   Thai Orchid 2683 E. Main St., Plainfield 317-838-9688 •   Pad Thai Restaurant 110 W. Main St., Carmel 317-818-8272 Choose from the ...

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Ambiance Day Spa Heaven on Earth LLC

Ambiance Day Spa Heaven on Earth announces a special Grand Opening Celebration scheduled for October 9th & 10th! Their dedication of bringing impeccable world class services to their clients shows by their care and pampering throughout each experience. They’ve created a sanctuary of health and beauty that relaxes the mind and rejuvenates the body. The focus on client wellbeing is evident stepping inside. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing. “We’ve added all organic/natural facials to our line of services and will be adding meditation as part of our spa packages to regain our focus to function better on a daily ...

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Kate in the Middle: Learning From Your Children

Writer / Kate Rhoten I believe that it is good to spend time doing something to help, whether in front of others or behind the scenes. This can be at church or a nonprofit that you can stand behind and help achieve its mission. I encourage my children to do the same. During the past 15 plus years I have lived in the area, I have been involved at church and other organizations. At one point in time, I was involved in more than I was able to handle, so I started pulling back when my tenures completed, or I ...

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Honored to Fly on the Indy Honor Flight

Writer  / Debbie Robertson Photos  /  Provided I first learned of the Indy Honor Flight as I crawled on the floor with toddlers, diligently distracting these kiddos from harm’s way. In the nursery trenches with me was a friend whose sister had just arrived the night before from participating on the spring flight, and as she described the experience, I was instantly ready to enlist. The Indy Honor Flight is a part of the National Honor Flight Network whose mission is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. In the year ...

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