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Boxing Day Rugby Tradition Turns 25

Writer  /  Stephanie Duncan While most people are relaxing the day after Christmas, Broad Ripple Park welcomes a small crowd of rugby players and fans who gather in honor of Boxing Day. Boxing Day, which is celebrated each year on December 26, is a popular holiday in Europe and Canada. It has also been celebrated in Broad Ripple for the past 25 years, and it is a tradition that has grown more popular each year. Two rugby matches are played on Boxing Day in Broad Ripple Park, and anyone who wants to play is welcome. The day begins with a ...

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Indy Sculpturist Brian McCutcheon Creates Iconic Images

Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer Growing up in Traverse City in northern Michigan, Brian McCutcheon’s first sculptural experience was fixing up his first car. “In retrospect, I realize my uncle lives like an artist. He was always in his shop where he has built hundreds of cars,” says Brian, who describes cars as a form of sculpture. Brian learned at a young age that one could earn a living in the arts. His parents recognized his propensity towards the arts and kept him enrolled in art and music classes throughout his youth. “I played the trombone and ...

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Veterans’ Tattoos Tell Story of Self

Writer  /  Haylee Brannon Walking down the halls of the Indianapolis Art Center, one can find many intriguing pieces of art sure to evoke a variety of emotions, but one exhibit on display right now is particularly soul catching. The exhibition named ‘The Things They Brought Home: Military Tattoos’ takes up its own gallery in one of the halls of the Art Center with photographs of veterans with tattoos. At first glance it would seem the focus of the exhibit are the tattoos, but after reading the stories attached to the photographs, you will notice a rather impactful theme. These ...

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Big crowd will ‘Bop to the Top’ for Riley Hospital

34th annual event – January 21 – One America Tower More than 1,200 stair-climbers are expected to take the “Bop to the Top” challenge on Saturday, January 21, at One America Tower in downtown Indy in the 34th annual charity event that benefits Riley Hospital for Children. Participants will run, walk or crawl up 780 steps, covering 36 floors or 500 feet to the top of the Tower. Those that make it to the top receive a long-sleeve event t-shirt to commemorate the accomplishment. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. and will include several local celebrity “boppers” – Runners ...

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Chatard ComedySportz Team Helps Students Adapt to Any Situation

Writer  /  Matt Keating Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer  Bishop Chatard High School’s ComedySportz team has provided several of the school’s students a chance to think fast on their feet, and to get laughs in the process. ComedySportz is composed of teams of high school improvisational performers from schools in the greater Indianapolis area. The students train as individual teams, as well as together with other participating school teams. They are affiliated with ComedySportz Indianapolis, the only professional comedy theatre in Indianapolis. After training and tryouts through the fall semester, ComedySportz matches begin in the spring semester. There are also comedy ...

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Indy Crash Valentine’s Day Fundraiser

Writer / Abby Craig The Indy Crash Women’s Football team is hosting a private Valentine’s Day fundraiser for their upcoming 2017 season on February 11th from 5 until 9 pm. Through this fundraiser, they are hoping to receive funding for their first home game in early April this year. The team survives primarily on minimal sponsorship money, players’ fees, and the personal funds of the owners. Each fundraiser attendee will pay $25 at the door, and the fee covers luxuries such as a food buffet, 2 ticket vouchers for the Indy Crash home opener, and a raffle ticket for a ...

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Playwright Andrew Black

Writer  /  Leia Barker “There are certain doors that close as you get older, but the great thing about art is that door is always open,” states Andrew Black, who earned his MFA in playwriting at the age of 52 from Ohio University. Since graduating from Lawrence Central High School and Indiana University, Andrew left Indiana in 1978 and moved to San Francisco. After more than 30+ years of living on the west coast, he decided to move back to the Hoosier state in 2012. “My parents were aging and this provided an opportunity to be involved in their care,” ...

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Quarles Climbers Host Open House

The Quarles Climbers team is hosting an open house on January 14th. At this open house, guests can donate to the team and will learn more about the cause and inspiration for the team, Maddie Graham. Maddie was a young girl who died of lung disease at just 34 months old, and the team now climbs in her memory. The event will take place at 2785 Sawtooth Oak Circle in Westfield. Posy Patch Catering will provide food for the event, and Boutique on Wheels and Premier Designs will also be selling their products, with a portion of each sale being ...

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Sun King’s Bob Whitt

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer A more circuitous and unpredictable path could not have been had by Sun King President Bob Whitt with regards to his career, nor a more enjoyable one. “The job I am in and the job I just left are both dream jobs,” says Bob. “I am fortunate enough to experience two in one lifespan.” Prior to Sun King, Bob served 11 years as the Executive Director of White River State Park, having been appointed by then-Governor Mitch Daniels and reappointed by Mike Pence. The 250-acre downtown Indianapolis park includes the Indianapolis Zoo, ...

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Life’s Best Moments Are Worth Remembering

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky MemoryVentures’ motivation and mission is to help people share and preserve their best moments in life. MemoryVentures relocated from Los Angeles to the north side of Indianapolis in 2015, bringing its core group of employees with them. “It became evident that if we wanted to experience growth as a company, relocation was required,” states founder and CEO Anderson Schoenrock. “The economic benefits to our company and to our employees were worth moving to Central Indiana.” At the time MemoryVentures relocated to Indiana, it had just been named the eighth fastest growing company in Los Angeles. Not ...

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