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Fishers Freedom Festival Announcement

A Statement from the Fishers Freedom Festival President Don Dragoo After 29 years of providing a long-standing tradition for Fishers residents and families, it with great sadness that the Fishers Freedom Festival announces the immediate ceasing of the Fishers Freedom Festival event held annually that celebrates Independence Day. In August, Fishers City Council with the support of Mayor Fadness decided to discontinue all grant money and in-kind services to the festival when they selected 13 organizations to split $331,000. Due to large financial challenges for 2018, the festival is forced to terminate future efforts and the 2017 Fishers Freedom Festival ...

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West Grove Time Capsule from 1975 to be Excavated

In 1975, the West Grove Elementary School students and teachers buried a time capsule in front of the school to be opened in the year 2000. Led by longtime Principal Mr. Broyer, students created several papers, letters, drawings and even an audio recording of every student on the only audio cassette recorder in the school. Mr. Broyer tried unsuccessfully to locate the time capsule, citing that the reference trees he had planted died and were removed. In a Daily Journal article, Broyer said, “the trees had died, so when it came time to dig up the time capsule, no one ...

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Special Olympics Indiana Names Noblesville Schools as Unified Champions

Noblesville Becomes Only District in State to Have All Schools Receive Honor Special Olympics Indiana recently named all 10 Noblesville Schools as Unified Champion Schools, the only district in the state to have all of their schools receive this honor. The recognition is designed to highlight schools that make inclusion of students with disabilities a priority. Specifically, Special Olympics Indiana looks for schools that excel in inclusive student leadership, whole school engagement, Unified Sports® and fundraising.  “Noblesville Schools has been the shining example of what an inclusive educational culture can be and should be,” says Jeff Mohler, Special Olympics Indiana’s ...

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Meet Torchlite’s Susan Marshall Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer “Who knew there was a burgeoning tech community in Indianapolis?” said Susan Marshall after moving back to Indianapolis. Marshall took a hiatus from the west coast with her husband to raise their three children in the Midwest. Marshall, a Brebeuf grad, studied at Denison University and began working in the tech industry during the early 90s. “I just jumped in,” says Marshall, who has spent 25 years in the tech realm. During the early days, her focus was product management and marketing where she led product teams. Their ...

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Savoring Success

Aspen Creek Grill is becoming a fixture of the Noblesville dining scene Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Jamie Sangar One might not readily associate an expansive, 7,000-square-foot restaurant with a made-from-scratch, quality-driven culinary concept. However, that’s exactly the approach that the owners and management staff at Aspen Creek Grill have taken since opening near Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville in November of 2015. “A lot of restaurants say they’re made-from-scratch, but we prove ourselves over and over,” says Mike Bennett, managing partner at Aspen Creek Grill. “Everything here is done in-house. We do all the sauces and salad dressings, ...

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Art Restored

Green Men Restoration Celebrates New Design Center and Gallery Grand Opening Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Michael Thierwechter If you ask Chris Wall, owner and founder of Green Men Restoration, about the new art gallery at the home renovation company’s new facility on 54th Street, he’ll tell you it’s all part of an effort to bring clients, and the community at large, together. Founded in 2011, Green Men Restoration is a licensed general contracting company and certified renovator specializing in older home renovation in the Broad Ripple and Meridian Kessler areas of Indy. The company specializes in complete restoration ...

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InSIGHTful Service

Mt. Vernon High School Student takes servant leadership to the next level Provided by Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation The importance of serving others is taught throughout a student’s educational career at Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation. However, some inspiring students take servant leadership much further. Senior Matthew Boyle is one of those students. Through his efforts, visitors at the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen are seeing life much clearer with their new free eye glasses from Ossip Optometry. Matthew became involved with the Butler Soup Kitchen when he volunteered with his mom last summer and realized he enjoyed the ...

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Business Spotlight: Christine Kingery Events

Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing When Christine Kingery attended IUPUI, she studied in the tourism, conventions and event management program. Internships provided excellent experience. For instance, she coordinated the 2008 500 Festival Parade. While interning at the Indiana State Museum, she also got a taste of wedding coordination and learned just how much she enjoyed helping brides create magical memories. Several years ago, Kingery landed a job at a local law firm as a human resources coordinator planning special events. One day a secretary at the firm asked Kingery to coordinate her daughter’s wedding. Kingery eagerly jumped on board. “My job ...

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Joyful Noise

Fishers Community Chorus debuts Christmas concert Dec. 2 Writer & Photographer / Jocelyn Vare It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit . It is perfectly acceptable to install your outdoor Christmas lights in early November. It’s okay to purchase tinsel while pumpkins are still on display. And, according to 60 people in Fishers, it is a joy to sing Christmas carols in August. The participants of the Fishers Community Chorus have been rehearsing for an all-new Christmas concert since the summer. They are preparing for a December holiday performance that will be a first for the Fishers ...

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Family Time Around the Harvest Table

Writer / Carrie Petty Gathering. Community. Something we all need more of during the holiday, and the family table is the best place to do such a thing. This is where the ancestry storytelling happens. When grandpa shares about growing up in his family home, or how he met grandma. It is like connecting the dots for the younger generations. It is when family recipes are served in great grandmother’s china, and the announcement of a new baby is often made. Gathering. It is an intuitive thing we do to share stories and break bread, and I for one think ...

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