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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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3rd Annual Fight for Air Stair Climb

Local Stair Climbing Team Raises Awareness for the ALA Writer / Demi Lawrence In an effort to raise awareness for the American Lung Association and lung diseases, the Quarles Climbers’ 3rd American Lung Association Fight for Air Stair Climb is scheduled for March 4. Several fundraisers were held in support of the event, including an open house January 14, at which many vendors sold their items and an auction was conducted. The Indy Fuel hockey team also played a special game January 28, at which 100 percent of the proceeds were donated to the Quarles Climbers and their event. The ...

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Moms Who Code

Writer / Kara Kavensky The courses offered through Eleven Fifty Academy, a nonprofit coding school based out of Launch Fishers, attract students of all ages, including moms Angie Washburn and Deon Seifert. Angie Washburn stayed at home for 15 years raising her children. She holds degrees in business and respiratory therapy. One of her first jobs out of college was working with a software development company, and she loved it. Angie has rediscovered her love of coding through taking a .Net course through Eleven Fifty Academy. “I was researching additional programming classes and schools and discovered Eleven Fifty Academy,” recalls ...

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The Carmel Caffeine Trail

Writer / Jane VanOsdol Carmel is known for its trails. Whether you love biking, running or hiking, we can indulge your outdoor addictions. What you may not realize is that Carmel has a trail for another type of addiction, as well, and it’s known as the Carmel Caffeine Trail. That’s right. This trail is for the coffee, espresso, and tea enthusiasts among us. With many of its 16 stops just steps from the Monon, this trail will guarantee you end up more energized than when you started. Where to start? If you’re on the south side of Carmel, two stops ...

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Designing Her Own Success

Jeryl Mitsch Leads a Team of World Class Interior Designers Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographers / Anne Buskirk & Andrew Kung The recent recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owner’s (NAWBO) 2016 Woman Business Owner of the Year, Jeryl Mitsch started her business with determination and sheer will more than 25 years ago. “Larry had a lot to do with it,” shares Jeryl, of her husband’s encouragement to open Mitsch Design, “He helped guide me along the initial process.” With little to no background in business, Jeryl considered herself solely a creative interior designer. However, with Larry’s support, ...

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Big crowd will ‘Bop to the Top’ for Riley Hospital

34th annual event – January 21 – One America Tower More than 1,200 stair-climbers are expected to take the “Bop to the Top” challenge on Saturday, January 21, at One America Tower in downtown Indy in the 34th annual charity event that benefits Riley Hospital for Children. Participants will run, walk or crawl up 780 steps, covering 36 floors or 500 feet to the top of the Tower. Those that make it to the top receive a long-sleeve event t-shirt to commemorate the accomplishment. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. and will include several local celebrity “boppers” – Runners ...

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