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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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A New Look For Cafe Patachou

Newest Carmel location debuts visual style for all future cafés. Writer / Jon Shoulders Photos provided by Patachou, Inc. Patachou, Inc., the company responsible for Indianapolis restaurants Cafe Patachou, Petite Chou Bistro and Champagne Bar and Napolese Pizzeria, officially relocated its 126th Street and Gray Road café on February 13. Founder and CEO Martha Hoover says the new spot, at the corner of East Main Street and Hazel Dell Parkway, represents a stylistic move forward for the company. “It is the first location that debuts a new visual look for Cafe Patachou, which will reflect the interiors of all cafés ...

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Delizioso! Convivio Brings Italian Culture, Delicious Dishes

Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Amy Payne Pillowy pasta bursting with rich sauces and flavorful Italian herbs, leaving your taste buds asking for more. Convivio restaurant in Carmel brings you that and more. Just opened in November of 2016, Convivio has been drawing in steady crowds. Guests come to Convivio for more than just a great meal. Just walk in the doors of the modern restaurant and immediately experience a heaping helping of Italian culture. From the Italian art that adorns the walls, to the books on the shelves and the music playing, guests will feel just like they’ve ...

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28th Annual CarmelFest Kicks Off July 3

Festivities conclude night of July 4 with the fireworks show Writer / Allison Yates Photography provided by Zach Dobson Photography Carmel gears up for its 28th annual Independence Day celebration CarmelFest on July 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:30pm and July 4 from noon to 10:30 p.m. Presented by the Rotary Club of Carmel, the all-volunteer run festival is held at Civic Square, Southwest of S. Range Line Road and North of Carmel Drive. Get ready to join more than 50,000 festival-goers as they enjoy great food, entertainment and activities, and don’t forget to sport your most festive America gear. ...

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Dough Masters: Noble Roman’s Brings First of Many Pub-style Restaurants

Writer / Allison Yates Photographer / Jamie Sangar In January, Indianapolis-based pizza company Noble Roman’s kicked off the New Year by opening a Noble Roman’s Craft Pizza & Pub. Located in the Monon Marketplace at 17409 Westfield Road, it is situated right across from Westfield’s Grant Park. Noble Roman’s is famous for its traditional style and deep-dish Sicilian pizzas, breadsticks and cheese, and this new endeavor marks an expansion of the beloved pizzeria company. “Operating full service is in our corporate blood,” says Scott Mobley, President and CEO of Noble Roman’s. They’re right on trend with the foodies around the ...

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Local Couple Kicks Up Some Dust

Writer / Jane VanOsdol I sit here in the middle of the O’Bannon Woods State Park in Corydon, Indiana, as I write this, woods as thick and remote as I have seen in Indiana. My husband Mark and I have just finished a hike in the woods, where the only sounds we heard were the trill of a warbler, the chirping of insects and the snapping of sticks as deer flit through at our intrusion. We’re waiting for dusk when we’re going to steal back to the edge of the woods in hopes of spotting an owl. I’m on a ...

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Through the Lens

Iris Works provides intuitive business program for photographers Writer & Photographer / Megan Jefferson When you walk into Developer Town (DT), the large building located at 53rd and Winthrop Ave., you see little houses on wheels that serve as offices for the employees. These houses are often reconfigured into village areas within the large warehouse-like space. There are people working in their “office house”, others are meeting and collaborating in the common space in front of large whiteboards and some are taking a break, laughing and playing ping pong. The ceilings are about 60 feet high, so there’s plenty of ...

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