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Boilermakers Look to Bounce Back

New Purdue Head Football Coach Jeff Brohm talks upcoming season. Writer / Matt Roberts Photography provided by Purdue University Athletics Over the last 10 seasons, Purdue football has won 35 games and made two bowl appearances (both losses). In the last four years, the team has scraped together an average of two victories. Maybe most disturbing, Purdue hasn’t beaten arch-rival Indiana since 2012. Several pre-season polls anticipate more of the same, projecting only a couple of wins for the Boilermakers in 2017. New Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm isn’t promising any miracles, but optimism is again stirring in West Lafayette. ...

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Continuing the Carmel Tradition

Dr. Tom Harmas takes over as Carmel High School Principal Writer  /  Josh Lowe Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer The bell was ringing to start American History class, and Mrs. Dilley was approaching the desk of Tom Harmas with an interesting proposal. She knew that Tom had a passion for American History, and she wanted to see that passion grow. “You need to be in honors US History,” she told him. Dr. Tom Harmas, new principal at Carmel High School, recalls Mrs. Dilley’s kindness as the beginning of what would be a long and successful career in education. “She was the ...

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Cycling Craze

Rollfast Partners with Carmel Clay Parks & Rec for 13th annual Tour de Carmel Writer  /  Pat Carlini Four Day Ray recently hosted a beer tapping party to celebrate their partnership with Rollfast – a cycling club that promotes wellness and health in our local community. The “Tap the Possibilities” event tapped a new beer — the “Rollfast Glowing Blonde”, a strawberry rhubarb with a hint of jalapeno beer —specifically created for the event by FDR’s Brewer Mitch Ackerman. FDR donated 50 cents to Rollfast for each pint sold at the tapping party, and the first 250 customers received a ...

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Memories You Can Hold

Snapped 3D Brings Tangible Photography to Carmel Writer  /  Allison Yates Photographer  /  Amy Payne Snapped 3D, a photography studio that opened this May in Carmel, is transforming the way we understand the concept of memories. Keepsakes are no longer just 2D photos slid into an album and put on the shelf. Now, Snapped 3D is providing a new kind of nostalgia, what they call “moments you can hold.” They’re like small action figures you can put on a shelf, and what owner Rod Wiesenauer calls the “ultimate selfie.” They’re tangible items you can touch and hold and become décor ...

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The Lit Moose: Village of WestClay Eatery is Finding its Stride

Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Amy Payne Operating a successful restaurant smack in the middle of a somewhat secluded, mostly residential area might not sound like the easiest thing in the world to pull off. However, the proprietors of The Lit Moose, a locally owned eatery in Carmel’s Village of WestClay, have taken to the task with enthusiasm and enjoyment since opening in September of 2016. Early last year, co-owners and brothers Lenny, Steve and Scott Nahmias were approached by an investment group from within the WestClay community about taking over the retail space formerly occupied by Pizzology. The ...

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Matt the Miller’s Tavern

Carmel’s Upscale Tavern Creates Inviting Atmosphere Writer  /  Matt Keating Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Matt the Miller’s Tavern in Carmel certainly lives up to its description as “craic.” The Irish word “craic” means “a sense of high energy, community and togetherness.” It’s what makes the upscale American tavern the perfect place to have an excellent meal, a fun time and celebrate life’s special moments. Marissa Hoppe, assistant general manager, says Matt the Miller, 11 W. City Center, has been so consistently popular because, “we provide excellent service with quality food and fair prices. Our atmosphere is also very inviting. The key is ...

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The Firefighting Four

Local Family Has Four Generations of Firefighters Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Saving homes, saving lives and saving families is what retired Assistant Carmel Fire Chief Jim Martin has done for decades. It’s a legacy he’s shared and passed down to his two sons, Dave and Rick, and now his grandson D.J., too. In a world where every second means saving a life, there is little opportunity to take time to appreciate those who keep us safe. But through the Carmel Fire Buffs Museum, Martin is giving everyone in the Carmel community a place to honor and ...

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Not Enough Skilled People to Fill Indy Tech Jobs … YET

The local tech job market is rapidly expanding. The dramatic expansion of opportunities has created a significant gap between the high-paying job opportunities available and skilled workers ready to take advantage. One local non-profit, Eleven Fifty Academy, has set its sights on changing that. Eleven Fifty Academy, located in Fishers, offers immersive learning programs that teach people at all skill levels to embrace the benefits of computer coding. Incoming students range from stay-at-home parents re-entering the job market to high school graduates that have decided a four-year degree is not an option. Programs are fast paced and concentrated on delivering ...

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Sweet M’s Boutique Opens In Carmel

Writer / Heather Chastain Sweet M’s Boutique is now open in Carmel. “It’s really exciting. It all came together perfectly, and we decided to jump on it,” says owner Stacy Maxwell. “So far, the response has been amazing!” The new boutique is located at 146th Street and U.S. 31 in the Cool Creek Commons strip center. This new location comes on the heels of their two Plainfield locations, Sweet M’s and Sweet M’s Boutique Too. Sweet M’s Boutique Too opened last month and is designed to cater specifically to sizes 14-24. “It’s our biggest customer request to carry more of ...

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Chill Out! Top Spots to Keep Cool This Summer

Summer is here, and July means it is heating up around Indy. We’ve got you covered. Check out the best spots in Carmel and Zionsville to chill out and keep cool this summer. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream handelsicecream.com/indy 2466 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN 46033 (317) 705-1855 A summertime favorite around Indy, Handel’s has two locations: one in Carmel and one in Fishers. During the week, they close at 10 p.m., and on the weekends at 11 p.m., which allows for you to go and get that almost midnight snack. Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream bubsburgersandicecream.com 620 S. Main Street ...

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