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Wig’d Out Movie Premiere

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  Writer / Kara Reibel  .  Photography / Provided The movie “Wig’d Out” is based on the story of Olivia Rusk, a Fishers High School graduate who happens to be bald. Olivia was diagnosed with alopecia at a young age and has been an anti-bullying advocate. Filming of “Wig’d Out” occurred last summer at various locations around Noblesville, Fishers and Carmel. The premiere will take place April 13 at Flix Brewhouse in Carmel. “We have worked on the movie script for three years,” shares director Kate Chaplain of Karmic Courage Productions. “It’s exciting to be in post-production and share this ...

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Fishers Milestones

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Writer  /  Mark Morrow Fishers High School is still relatively young since it was only re-established as a high school in 2006. Still, there have been some milestones, providing many memories for the Tigers Nation to embrace. One of the most notable ones came in 2010. First, and I’m proud to say this, I was the lone journalist from Hamilton County there to cover the Tigers’ run to win the Class 5A State Football championship in 2010 — after only five years in the re-established Fishers HS. Hey, this was a big, big deal! Quite a moment in time! Fishers ...

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HSE Hockey Captains Will Knight & Eric Larson

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Writer & Photographer  /  Keeley Miller With a season beginning in August and going through March, the HSE boys hockey team competes almost year-round. Leading the team this year are captains Will Knight and Eric Larson, both seniors at Hamilton Southeastern. Both Knight and Larson started playing at a young age, encouraged to begin by their family and haven’t stopped since. With over two decades of experience between them, they have spent countless hours on the ice, training and playing against teams around the state and even the nation. “Hockey is different than just running around on a field. It ...

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Stutz Open House to Feature Over 60 Artists

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The largest group of artists under one roof in the Midwest will open their studios and present their work to visitors during the Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House April 29 and 30 at the historic Stutz Business and Arts Center. The Open House attracts more than 6,000 people every year to the 400,000 square foot former car factory near downtown Indianapolis. The Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House not only allows guests an opportunity to see the work of 60+ local artists in one place at one time, but it’s an opportunity to see where and how the artwork ...

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Kim Dodson: A Hero for the Special Needs Community

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Writer / Kara Reibel Photographer / Brian Brosmer As the Executive Director of The Arc of Indiana, Kim Dodson has learned how to be innovative and take risks, all for the cause of helping people with special needs lead lives of purpose. Fate is what brought Dodson to her current position – it was literally an accident while she was a junior at Purdue University that steered her career course. Dodson was involved in a car crash that claimed the life of her fiancé. After recovering from her own injuries, she changed her major from investment banking to pre-law. During ...

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Red Sake’s Godzilla Challenge

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Writer & Photographer  /  Keeley Miller With spicy tuna, habanero peppers, Sriracha and ghost pepper sauce, Red Sake’s Godzilla roll is the hottest food challenge in Geist. To earn your spot on the Red Sake Wall of Fame as well as your own Godzilla T-shirt, you will have to finish an entire sushi roll coated with some of the world’s spiciest peppers. The roll must be eaten in five minutes or less without any food or drink. After you consume the last piece, you have to wait another five minutes before you can take a drink! We had our own challenge ...

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Planet Beach Wellness Spa Opens in Fishers

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Writer & Photographer  /  Keeley Miller For Francesca Wallsmith, going to the spa is more than just a facial. Planet Beach Spray and Spa, her new franchise, is a one stop shop for total beauty, wellness, skincare, weight management, stress relief and sunless tanning services. Conveniently located inside LA Fitness off 116th Street in Fishers, this location is the very first of its kind in the entire state. Francesca and her husband Scott opened their doors in early March, but she has been in the beauty industry since the age of 13. After working as a model and also at a ...

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Mission Trip: CLERvision16

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Mission Focused: Four High School Girls And What Could Only be a God-given Vision Writer  /  Lisa Mitchell Driven by their hearts for sharing God’s love, four local HSE High School girls will be embarking on mission trips that will take them far from home and far out of their comfort zones. And they could not be more excited for what lies ahead. Junior Chloe Green and seniors Lauren Pidgeon, Esmeralda Saldana and Rachel Phillips will each be serving on the mission field in the upcoming year. They have launched a collective fundraising effort, which they’ve named CLERvision16, with the ...

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Hardcourts to Open Gym

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Former tennis pro Jennifer Magley serves up new fitness concept Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photographer  /  Amy Unger; provided As founder/owner of OPEN GYM Indy, Jennifer Magley partners with over 30 locally owned studios and gyms offering unlimited fitness classes for one flat fee to members. A Kansas native and former standout student-athlete, Jennifer Magley is a proud IMG Sports Academy alumnus, having trained under Nick Bollettieri with contemporaries Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic. Magley is also a University of Florida graduate. While at the University of Florida, she was the #1 ranked NCAA Division I singles player in the country, ...

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Orange Theory Fitness

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In early June, Orangetheory Fitness will open its third studio in the Indianapolis area at 116th and Olio Road in Fishers. This revolutionary fitness concept was launched in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2010 and has rapidly spread across the country. Currently, there are over 360 Orangetheory Fitness studios in the United States and Canada with hundreds more under development. The brand is also expanding into 10 countries globally, including Australia, England, Colombia, Mexico, Israel and Spain. Area developers and owners Carolyn and Shaun McDonald relocated to Indianapolis from Florida to develop the Indiana market for Orangetheory Fitness. As is the ...

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