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Bourbon, Bourbon, Bourbon – Featuring Mike Clayton

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The second podcast in the series titled “Happy Hour with Ray and Adam Cox” broadcasted live on July 6 from Elite Beverages in Noblesville. This podcast featured father son duo Ray and Adam Cox and was hosted by Joni Michaels. Special guest Mike Clayton, nicknamed the “bourbon savant”, joined the show. A bourbon aficionado, Mike shared his expertise by telling the viewing audience the requirements for a bourbon to be a bourbon: limestone water, new fire charred oak barrels and 51% of the mix must be corn. To go along with this winning recipe, Mike shared that 96% of the ...

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Fishers Parks Summer Events

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Fishers Parks Sees an Increase in Event Attendance Writer  /  Matt Keating Tony Elliot is having a great summer. As director of the Fishers Parks and Recreation Department, he has seen an increase in attendance at several events this summer. “We had just under 7,000 people attending the first concert in the Amp After Dark concert series in June, and that was a great thing to see,” Elliot said. The Amp After Dark series takes place on the first Fridays of the summer months at The Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 1 Muncipal Dr., Fishers. “The events have also been hugely ...

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Summer on a Dime

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Catch Some Rays at  Saxony Beach  13288 Pennington Rd. Fishers, IN  saxony-indiana.com/lake-beach.html  $1 per person  11a.m. – 7p.m. Daily Enjoy 300 feet of sandy beach with friends or family. From taking a dip on our hot Indiana summer days or building a castle in the sand, this excursion is easy on your wallet and fun! You can also rent stand up paddle boards or a kayak. Happy Trails Through Hoosier Trail Rides at Ft. Harrison State Park Stables 6000 N. Post Rd. Indianapolis, IN  in.gov/dnr/parklake/3055.htm  $3.50 – for “parent” -assisted pony ride ($.50 discount with ...

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2016 Fishers Arts Crawl

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Writer  /  Demi Lawrence On July 15, the Nickel Plate District Business Council, in partnership with the Fishers Arts Council, will present the annual Art Crawl. This self-guided event begins at 6 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. It will feature local and regional artists at over 20 local businesses around Fishers. Art will be up for purchase at all the local businesses where the artists are showcasing their work, and even though the Crawl ends at 9 p.m., make sure you stick around for AMP After Dark presented by Frost Brown Todd Attorneys until 11 p.m.! AMP After Dark ...

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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Project: Honoring Veterans with Jill Fewell

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Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photography  provided Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans is an initiative created by the Department of Defense to honor those who fought for our country during the Vietnam War. 2015-2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the homecoming of our troops from this unpopular war. Their return was far from celebrated, and these recent efforts are better late than never. Marking this historic anniversary is the creation of a Commemorative Gift to be given to all seven million Vietnam veterans with 150,000 of these brave men and women in Indiana. The gift is the first of its kind to ...

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Fishers Music Works: Tuning Up for a Harmonious Season

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Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger Culture and the arts in Fishers may not have hit a crescendo yet, but if the founders of Fishers Music Works have their way, it will be well on their way to being pitch perfect. Celebrating its third year in existence, Fishers Music Works (FMW) is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting performing arts in Fishers. Fans can enjoy performances in a variety of music styles from orchestra, winds and jazz to chorus and even live theater, thanks to the FMW founders: Rob Lawyer, CPA with Meyer Najem; Doug Whisman, co-owner of Ji-Eun Lee Music ...

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Biking Around the Circle

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Monument Circle holds the 7th Annual Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival Writer  /  Demi Lawrence Downtown Indianapolis’ Monument Circle will be alive and booming on Saturday, July 9 as it holds the 7th Annual Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. This family-oriented event is free to the public, offering amateur and professional bike racing, a Freewheelin’ Family Fun Ride with 1 mile and 3 mile events, BMX stunt shows and so much more. 100 percent of the proceeds from this all-day affair will go toward benefiting Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, a local youth development organization that uses bicycles ...

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Sue Ellspermann is Leading by Example

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Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photography  provided We teach what we’ve been taught. We help others in the manner that we have experienced. Sue Ellspermann shares her mentors and those who have impacted her life along with her plans for leadership of Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the largest singly-accredited statewide community college system in the entire country. The new President of Ivy Tech Community College, Sue Ellspermann hails from the beautiful town of Ferdinand where she’s lived since the age of 2. One of six children, Sue and her two sisters worked in their father’s small jewelry store after ...

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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Salon Owners Merge Punk and Hair Fashions Writer  /  Kara Reibel  .  Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Since opening in January 2007 in Fishers, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang quickly became an award-winning salon. According to Salon Today Magazine, they have been named a Top 200 Salon four times since 2011. They’ve also earned nods for Philanthropy in 2014, Growth in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and Best Practices in 2010. The salon is named for a punk rock song, and true to their name, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (KKBB) merges punk with hair fashions. “When we were naming the salon, a friend of ...

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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Writer  /  Kara Reibel  .  Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Since opening in January 2007 in Fishers, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang quickly became an award-winning salon. According to Salon Today Magazine, they have been named a Top 200 Salon four times since 2011. They’ve also earned nods for Philanthropy in 2014, Growth in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and Best Practices in 2010. The salon is named for a punk rock song, and true to their name, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (KKBB) merges punk with hair fashions. “When we were naming the salon, a friend of ours in L.A. suggested Kiss Kiss ...

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