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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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OneZone Announces 2017 Chair of Board of Directors

Angie Jaynes, Primaria Health, has been named Chair of OneZone’s 2017 Board of Directors.  Joining Jaynes on the executive committee are: Jeff Welch, FORUM Credit Union – Chair-elect Michael Drewry, Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP – Secretary Courtney Lloyd, STAR Financial Bank – Treasurer Jo Biggers – Past Chair Matt Frey, Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream – At Large  New 2017 board members are Michael Harlowe, IU Health Saxony Hospital; and John Myrland, Old National Bank. About OneZone: OneZone, a Hamilton County chamber of commerce, serves the Central Indiana business community as a commerce connector, strong voice, significant presence and business ...

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Tilly’s Tea Room Opens in Saks

Writer / Lisa Mitchell Sharon Moore, owner of Tilly’s Tea Room, didn’t start out with plans to open a whimsical tea room. In fact, her career started in the not-so-whimsical world of auto racing, where she worked as a camerawoman for the BBC covering what was the Champ Car World Series at the time, and is now IndyCar. That high-action career required Sharon to constantly travel, something she wasn’t interested in doing after the 2008 birth of her daughter, Matilda, who goes by Tilly. She then had Max, who is now 5 years old. When Sharon was ready to return ...

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Woodys Library Restaurant

Decades of Great Food & Family Service on Main Street Carmel Writer / Lisa Mitchell Food Photgraphy / Pete Thompson Building Photgraphy / Wendy Waveney I don’t have a favorite dish, and if I did, I wouldn’t tell you,” says Woodys Library Restaurant owner Kevin Rider about Woodys Library’s vast and varied menu. Why the hesitation to name a favorite? Rider maintains that once you get known as the best place to get one specific thing, everyone starts to associate you with only that dish, and you’re less likely to be the restaurant of choice when in the mood for ...

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Thriving At Survival Fitness

Witer / Jennifer Magley A massive tire, rope, sled, chains, punching bag, pegs in a wall. All are stations at Survival Fitness, the spacious gym at 12955 Old Meridian St. Suite 102. Survival Fitness focuses on High Intensity Interval Training, an exercise strategy that alternates short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. “Our classes are challenging,” says owner Josh Kuklak, “which is why we decided to go with the name Survival Fitness.” A North Central graduate and competitive power-lifter into his early 30s, Kuklak began working to make Indiana, named as one of the most obese states ...

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