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Orchard Park Student Artists Display Artwork


Carmel Art Council’s new December exhibit opens Friday The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery will open on Dec 2, featuring art made by students of Orchard Park Elementary. These works, inspired by the study of famous artists and their cultures, will be displayed throughout the month of December. Works of art that will be shown range from collages, to paintings, to print making and so much more. The students were taught by first year Orchard Park teacher, Yekyeong Jessica Sunwoo. Jessica graduated from Towson University in Baltimore with a degree in Art Education, and has six years experience teaching elementary ...

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Carmel Celebrates 100th Roundabout


Writer / Jane VanOsdol It’s not every day that a 100th of anything comes along, but when it does, a celebration is in order. Such was the atmosphere July 17 when Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, along with the city council and American Structurepoint, celebrated the opening of the city’s 100th roundabout in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. A crowd gathered at the corner of Range Line Road and Carmel Drive to enjoy the festivities, which included a concert from the Indiana Wind Symphony, pyrotechnics, speeches, prize giveaways, and food vendors from local businesses affected by the construction. Roundabout Capital Nationwide, Carmel is ...

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Carmel Clay Historical Society Holiday Home Tour Highlights Old and New Features


Writer / Matt Keating Photographer  / Brian Brosmer The 20th annual Carmel Clay Historical Society Holiday Home Tour from Dec. 2-4 will highlight three unique homes with old and new features. Emily Ehrgott, director of The Carmel Clay Historical Society, said participants in the tour will learn about the history of the homes, appreciate the antiques, notice the architectural details, and get ideas for holiday decor. The three homes on the tour include: The Kinzer Cabin Built in 1827, The Kinzer Cabin is Clay Township’s oldest structure. John Kinzer built the two-story cabin for his wife, Ruth, and his children ...

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CAC Winter Art Contest Winners Announced


With more than 80 entries received, this year’s CAC Winter Art Contest was a big hit. Below are listed the winners of this tough competition First place winning artists have been invited to have their art displayed in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery during the month of December. Prizes will be given to First, Second and Third place winners at an Artists Reception Dec 2 from 5:30-7:00, in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery located at 40 West Main Street, Carmel. First Place Winning Art Kindergarten – Crosy Long First Grade – Sophia Shen Second Grade – Ava ...

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All Things Carmel


Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Brian Brosmer Hometown memories have a special place in everyone’s heart. All Things Carmel has captured those memories in its brand- new store. Under the management of Mandy Hildebrand and owned by the Carmel City Center Community Development Corporation (the 4CDC), this quaint shop has an array of All Things Carmel from Greyhounds sportswear, books and paintings by local artisans, and dozens of other gifts and mementos. The shop, right in the heart of downtown Carmel’s Arts and Design district, opened in June 2016 but was a long time in planning. “Mayor Jim Brainard ...

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Indy Eleven’s Winning Strategy

Jul 9, 2016;  Indianapolis, IN USA;  NASL Minnesota United FC at Indy Eleven  -  match played at IUPUI's Michael A. Carroll Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Schlotzhauer

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photography provided What a run. What a game. What a team. The Indy Eleven wrapped up its third season by remaining unbeaten at home and making it to the championship game, where they lost on penalty kicks to their North American Soccer League rival, the New York Cosmos. Within three short years, the Indy Eleven has accomplished what seemed nearly impossible, but team owner Ersal Ozdemir is used to achieving the impossible. “Growing up in Turkey, soccer is more than a sport, it is part of the culture,” explained Ozdemir, CEO of Keystone Group LLC. “Like ...

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A Beef & Boards Christmas


Writer  /  Leia Barker The heartfelt joy of the holiday season takes the stage in style at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre as Santa and his friends celebrate the 24th annual production of “A Beef & Boards Christmas,” which opened November 25. “I am giddy when November rolls around and we start rehearsals,” said Deb Wims, who co-hosts the show with Kenny Shepard. “Sometimes I have to take a moment to appreciate how lucky I am to have the opportunity to do this every year!” Shepard, a Fishers resident, has been a part of the show since 1994. Wims joined ...

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Geist’s Newest Pacer Thaddeus Young


Writer  /  Pat Carlini It’s hard to believe the laid back, almost shy Thaddeus Young that I sat down with one day after practice is actually the aggressive 6’8”power forward for the Indiana Pacers, and not only is he new to the team, he is also our new neighbor here in Geist. “A realtor took us all over,” says Thaddeus, who moved here in June. “But we just kept coming back to the house on Geist —we just love it!” At first he feared it may be too far from downtown, but soon learned it is not a bad commute, ...

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Longtime Hoosier Brad Long


Center Grove Grad Brad Long Talks About His Hoosier Fame Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer After a brief time out to talk strategy, Jimmy Chitwood and the rest of the Hickory Huskers basketball players return to the court to play out the final seconds of the state championship game against South Bend Central. Chitwood sneaks past the guard to advance for his final shot. He jumps, he scores, and Hickory wins 42-40 over South Bend. The final scene in the movie “Hoosiers” still makes my pulse race 30 years after I first saw it. Countless real-life Hoosiers ...

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Marching Greyhounds are National Champs!


Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographers / Sue Eckl The 2016 Indiana State Marching Band Competition finished in this order: 1. Avon 2. Carmel 3. Homestead – Ft. Wayne 4. Castle – Newburgh 5. Center Grove – Greenwood 6. Fishers 7. Brownsburg 8. Lawrence North – Indpls. 9. Columbus North 10. Carroll – Ft. Wayne Class A For all of the bands listed above, it is clear that Indiana is a hotbed of intense competition, with Indianapolis-area schools not needing to travel far for a heated rivalry. Fishers High School, making it to the state finals for the first time in ...

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