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LouVino: Bringing Small Plates & Big Wines To Fishers Nickel Plate District


Writer  /  Lisa Mitchell Photography provided Wine lovers, rejoice! LouVino is about to bring an expansive selection of premium wines, delicious southern-inspired small plates, and a new kind of dining energy to the Nickel Plate District in downtown Fishers. Owners Chad and Lauren Coulter are bringing their highly successful wine bar concept to Fishers after opening two well-received LouVino locations in Louisville, Kentucky. The first opened in 2014 and the second in July, 2016. Why Fishers as their first out-of-state expansion location? “We had so many people visit our Louisville locations from Fishers and Carmel, and they always told us ...

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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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Former US NAVY SEAL Jesse Barnett and His Poseidon Experience


Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer A family enters Poseidon Experience for the first time. A couple of the women are a bit anxious. But after working with owner Jesse Barnett on how to best use a replica of a Glock 22 (there is no ammunition on site, so everything is virtual), including proper stance, the women gain the confidence to compete with their children. Poseidon Experience, at 9402 Uptown Dr. #800, in Indianapolis, offers team-building activities, group events, and firearms training, including “Consequence Management” for companies in the case of an active shooter on site. “Everyone has ...

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The Best Kept Secret in Fishers


IU Health Saxony Delivers High-Tech Heart Health, Health & Hope Closer to Home Beyond the golden-tipped fields of native Hoosier grasses and through several of Hamilton County’s famed roundabouts sits a nearly hidden gem in Indiana’s healthcare landscape. Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital, located at 146th Street and Olio Road, is one of the best kept secrets northeast of Indianapolis.  But Edward Harlamert, MD is determined to spread the word. Dr. Harlamert, founding physician and director of cardiovascular (CV) services at IU Health Saxony, proudly stresses how he and his partners offer the highest level of Cath Lab technology and ...

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The Windowbox Gardeners: Mary Starnes and Gretchen Jacobs


Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Nathaniel Edmunds Photography Mary Starnes loves container gardens, and what once was merely her hobby has turned into a successful business. The Windowbox Gardener has now been dressing window boxes and containers professionally for the past 12 years. “My first home had window boxes built in,” Starnes said. “I loved the freedom and flexibility of doing these arrangements, and it grew from there.” During her sixth year Starnes partnered with Gretchen Jacobs, who left a career in real estate to join Starnes. “Our boys were on the same baseball team,” Jacobs said. “The Windowbox ...

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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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Planning Your Pregnancy


Writer  /  Lisa Mitchell Photographer  /  Demi Lawrence Deciding to start a family is something that many couples could not be more excited about. That excitement, however, can turn into stress or worry if you don’t feel like you are prepared to begin trying to conceive or don’t have all of the answers you are looking for to start down the path of parenthood in the healthiest and most well-informed way possible. That’s where the new Fishers location of the OB/GYN of Indiana can help you. With six dedicated physicians at the Fishers office, you can count on being given ...

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HSE Teacher Jamie Follis Inspiring Students Through Creativity


Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Demi Lawrence His day job may be as a social studies teacher for Hamilton Southeastern High School, but like everyone else who works in the building, Jamie Follis has an array of outside interests. What’s interesting about his life outside of teaching is that he works at conventions for Lucasfilm, sculpts, has created figurines that have gone viral and has launched cosplay participants to explore a new realm of steampunk. Follis brings his creative element into his classroom by creating a course on comparative religions, inspiring learning through games and by creating a film ...

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