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Carmel Mom of the Year: Kerri Dooley

Writer & Photographer / Allison Yates “She’s fun!” exclaims Finn, 7, one of Kerri Dooley’s five children. Along with Finn, his twin Greta, 7, and sisters Grace, 11, Silvi, 5, and Tess, 2, all agree their mother is well deserving of this year’s Carmel Mom of the Year Award. Dooley is a mother of five who’s dedicated to teaching her children faith and values while not taking herself too seriously. Standing in her kitchen, her impeccably dressed, cheerful children laugh and admire her. The feeling is mutual. Dooley only grew up with one brother, but her grandmother, who met her ...

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“So It Goes”

Carmel resident and historian shares fraternity connection with Kurt Vonnegut. Writer / Josh Brown Bill Briscoe’s connection to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. runs a bit deeper than reading a few of Vonnegut’s novels. Briscoe, a Carmel resident and historian of the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, began learning more about the famous Indianapolis author as he dug into his fraternity’s archives a couple years after Vonnegut died in 2007. Briscoe had been a Vonnegut fan ever since he read “Cat’s Cradle” in the early 1960s, but his fascination with Vonnegut grew as he realized there was a connection between the author and ...

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Carmel Symphony Orchestra Women’s League to Host April 11 Fundraiser

Writer / Josh Brown The Carmel Symphony Orchestra Women’s League is hosting its annual fundraising luncheon on April 11 at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. The event supports two, huge Carmel Symphony Orchestra events — the CSO Young Artists Competition and the Family Fun concert. The Young Artists Competition brings young musicians from across the state competing to win a chance to perform in a concert with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. Three winners are selected and get the opportunity to play with the orchestra in the Family Fun Concert held each year at the Palladium — certainly a gold-star moment ...

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Colts COO Pete Ward Reflects On 36-Year Career

Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Brian Brosmer No one will ever forget that snowy March morning in 1984 when the former Baltimore Colts rolled into town and changed the city of Indianapolis forever. Few people can say they were a part of the ball club from its Indianapolis beginnings. Chief Operating Officer and Zionsville resident, Pete Ward, was part of that unforgettable experience that brought the Colts to a rebirth in Naptown. “It was March 28, 1984,” Ward says. “They called me into the office and said, ‘take care of your personal business and be back here at 10 ...

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Pete Rose to Appear May 5 at the Palladium

Baseball legend Pete Rose will share tales from his record-shattering and controversial career in an upcoming special appearance at the Palladium. “4192, An Evening With Pete Rose Live,” featuring Rose and a moderator, begins at 8 p.m. Friday, May 5. Tickets starting at $40 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, available online at TheCenterPresents.org or by phone at (317) 843-3800. Rose made his Major League Baseball debut in 1963 with the Cincinnati Reds and closed his career as the team’s manager in the late 1980s. He became a household name as a member of the “Big Red Machine,” the Reds ...

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Carmel 2017 Mom of the Year Finalists

You’ve sent in your nominations, and now it’s time to decide the Mom of the Year! The following are finalists for 2017 Carmel Mom of the Year. Visit atcarmel.com to cast your vote for the winner. The deadline to vote is April 15, and you can vote once daily until then. Kerri Dooley Nominated by Tom Dooley, who says: Kerri is the mom to 4 girls (11, 7, 5 and2) and one boy (7). She is the kind of mom that values the experience. While it seems our kids are growing up faster and faster, Kerri truly appreciates each and ...

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Recover Your Way to A Better You Q-&-A With ABY’s John Miles

Writer  /  Jennifer Magley Scroll through the “Explore” feature of your Instagram account and you are sure to see all of the beautiful people doing it. Floyd Mayweather, Jennifer Aniston, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jessica Alba are just a few names that come to mind. What is it? It’s the hottest way to stay cool and look your best: Cryotherapy. Whether it’s float tanks (a favorite of the NBA’s Steph Curry) or infrared saunas, now you don’t have to fuel up your jet to fly to Monte Carlo for the newest technology. A Better You Wellness in Carmel offers the latest ...

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37th Annual Christamore House Guild Book and Author Luncheon

Creating New Chapters for Students Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Some avid readers can’t resist skipping to the end of a good book because they’re impatient and can’t handle the suspense. The Christamore House Guild hears you and they’ve revealed their picks for their annual Book and Author Benefit Luncheon to be held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on Friday, April 21 from 10 to 2 p.m. Plenty of mystery, intrigue, suspense and even some tears abound in this year’s picks.  They include, “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline, “Always” by Sarah Jio, “The ...

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Carmel’s Improbable 1977 Basketball State Championship

Carmel Clay Historical Society to host 40-Year Reunion at Flix Brewhouse Former Carmel head basketball coach Erik Clark always knew that the 1977 Carmel boys’ basketball team was something special. During a meeting with the team after their eighth grade season, he told them they had the potential to go all the way and be state champions. Those words turned out to be prophetic, but it wasn’t an easy coast to the championship as many thought it would be. “When they got to high school, they were successful and did very well,” said Clark’s daughter Deb Gangstad. “Then senior year, it’s ...

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Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Production Features 20 Local Performers

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre announces the young performers who will perform in the three children’s choirs of the upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on stage from Feb.2 through March 26. Each choir will perform for about two weeks of the production. Performing in the Blue Choir from Feb. 2-19 will be Lydia Best, Indianapolis; Kristopher Coy, Anderson; Caroline Drew, Indianapolis; Ethan Gold, Carmel; and Sydney Pinchouck of Fishers. Performing in the Red Choir from Feb. 21-March 8 will be sisters Ali and Katherine Boice of Noblesville; Seth Jacobsen, Amanda Kays and Anjali Rooney, all of ...

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