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A trip down No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane

Writer  /  Janelle Morrison There are interviews in a journalist’s career that rank as a “bucket list” moment. I was recently privileged to check off one of those moments and share with my fellow theater fanatics a brief dialogue with the renowned English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter Lord Julian Fellowes. Prior to Fellowes’s international success with PBS’s Masterpiece Series “Downton Abby,” Fellowes won the hearts of theater-goers both in his home country and from across the pond when we wrote the book for the stage musical, “Mary Poppins.” Based on the series of books written by P. L. ...

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Digital First Impressions

Writer  /  Lisa Mitchell Photos Provided How often do you “meet” someone digitally before you actually meet them in person? If you’re like most people, the answer is “more often than not!” It has become standard procedure now to check out a professional’s LinkedIn profile before deciding to book an appointment, research a candidate’s social media profiles before considering them for a job interview and to “Google” someone before going on a date with them. We like to do our research, and using the Internet is our tool of choice. What is your digital first impression saying about you? Chances ...

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The Center for the Performing Arts Begins Fifth Year Celebration with New Year’s Extraganza

Writer / Janelle Morrison Photographer / Brian Brosmer Since the grand opening of the Palladium in January 2011, the Center for the Performing Arts has delighted its patrons with talent from all over the country and the world, attracting legendary performers over the years such as Tony Bennett, the late B.B. King, Hugh Laurie, Yo-Yo Ma and other memorable performances. The Center for the Performing Arts is an inviting gathering place for the community, along with the Center’s Studio Theater and the Tarkington. Combined, the three venues are a place for community engagement and for people to celebrate great art together. ...

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Wondrous Winter Wishes: Assistance League® of Indianapolis 2015 Holiday Luncheon and Style Show

Writer / Julie Yates On Thursday, December 3, Assistance League® of Indianapolis will host “Wondrous Winter Wishes,” their annual Holiday Luncheon and Style Show. This fundraising event has become a holiday tradition for many ladies in the greater Indianapolis area. Members, friends, mothers and daughters look forward to this festive celebration that starts the holiday season. As in past years, the Holiday Luncheon and Style Show will be held at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. The room, which is usually filled to its 500 person capacity, will be decorated with dazzling, sparkling shades of winter white. Jo Craig, Carmel, and ...

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Salvation Army Angel Tree

Writer  /  Samantha Hyde This Christmas, shoppers will find more than just bargains and festive lights as they wind their way through Castleton Square and Greenwood Park malls. A very special Christmas tree will also appear at each location, one that eschews shiny ornaments and tinsel for hundreds of simple paper angels with names like “Maddy,” “Anthony” and “Kayla.” The Salvation Army is partnering with CBS4 to launch a new program in Central Indiana called Angel Tree. It’s their hope that shoppers will “adopt” over 3,000 children, or “Angels,” this Christmas. Each paper angel represents one real child, a boy ...

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The Dolphin Tank

Indiana Conference for Women Turns the Tide for Women-Owned Businesses Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photos Provided The Dolphin Tank event held at the Indiana Conference for Women addresses the disparity of funding that women-owned businesses receive compared to male-owned. But thanks to events such as the Dolphin Tank, the tide is turning. Organizers Polina Feldman, a SpinUp Associate at IU Research and Technology Corporation, and Kristen Cooper, VP of Corp. Development and Operations for Sticksnleaves, have coordinated this year’s panel of judges and vetted the applicants. “The group of applicants was strong, making the selection process challenging,” says Cooper. “There ...

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Elan Furs: Four Generations of High Fashion and Quality

Writer  /  Neil Lucas Elan Furs is a local business that has been family owned for more than four generations with a location at 3841 E. 82nd Street in Indianapolis. Designers such as Michael Kors, Zandra Rhodes, Pisani, Zuki, Louis Feraud and many other top American and European Designers as well as Elan’s own designs fill its showrooms in fur, leather, shearling and accessories. Sizes range from petite to extra plus for men, women and children. Elan Furs specializes in custom designs – fashioning unique creations for every whim and fancy. Additionally, it offers home furnishings such as pillows and ...

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Andrews Brothers Comes Back to Actors Theater

Film aficionados of the 1980 movie Blues Brothers fondly recall when Jake and Elwood declared their intentions to their soulmates and former musical teammates their burning desire of “getting the band back together.” Indeed, Jake and Elwood were on a mission to bring back the band that featured members such as Mr. Fabulous, Blue Lou and Bones. They predicted their goodwill goals could be reached if the band got back together and performed Sweet Home Chicago, Rubber Biscuit and other famed blues tunes from the Chicago streets. “We’ll put the band back together, do a few gigs, (and) there’s some ...

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Carmel Doctor Gives New Meaning to “Dropping Dimes”

Writer  /  Ray Compton During the Great Depression almost 90 years ago, business magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller started a tradition that he continued for the remainder of his life. Rockefeller always retained a roll of new dimes in his suit. When he encountered adults on the streets who were obviously struggling during the Depression, the founder of Standard Oil shredded the package holding the dimes and passed out the sparkling coins to an appreciative audience of the despaired. This giving may seem small by some today, but it has been estimated that Rockefeller distributed over $30,000 in dimes ...

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Who is Sherman?

You may have seen him about town spotlighting a small business or promoting a local event or charity on the FOX59 Morning News feature, “Where is Sherman.” Recently, I sat down with Zionsville resident Sherman Burdette to find out who Sherman is and how his life’s travels led him to host the popular local morning segment. Burdette, a two-time Emmy Award winner, is an Indianapolis native and a graduate of IPS School #43, Broad Ripple High School. He graduated from Ball State University with a degree in telecommunications and theatre. “My junior year in high school, I wanted to be ...

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