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Center Grove Rocks The Park

Now with more information! The big spring fundraiser “Center Grove Rocks The Park” is Saturday, May 12th, from 9am to 7 pm at Center Grove Middle School Central. It is an all day battle of the bands and silent auction. All of these amazing bands are chldren ranging in age from 9 to 15 and most are Center Grove area residents. In addition, amazing food will be provided by The NY Slice food truck and Der Pretzel Wagon, our MC is Brooklyn NY resident and game show guru Jason Block and there will be fun for the entire community with all ...

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New vote centers change primary voting

The 2012 primary election is set for Tuesday May 8, and voters need to be aware of some important changes taking place this year. With the implementation of voting centers voters will have fewer places to cast their ballot but will be able to vote at any of the county’s polling places. In addition they will have additional days to place their votes. April 28, April 30, and May 5, voting centers will be open in Mt Pleasant Christian Church and the Trafalgar Public Library. On April 30 through May 5 four voting centers will be open at Jonathan Byrd’s , ...

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The Yard is Your Kingdom. Rule it.

If a man’s home is his castle, then the yard should be his kingdom. Every king and his queen want a beautiful kingdom. Planting a few trees and shrubs and rolling out some soft green sod is nice, but you shouldn’t just plant things and hope for the best. Creating a kingdom takes some planning and work; and having an end result of a beautiful yard is worth the investment. Front and backyards are the extension of the home’s interior and often tell whether the homeowner is detail oriented, spontaneous or avant-garde. Some people loathe yard work and believe anything ...

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Boys’ Jungle Garden Containers

By: Nancy Craig. My great nephews, Max & Eli, love to help me in my flower gardens. We have tried each spring to start some flowers from seed with varying success — usually not much. After we failed again last year with a particularly fancy seed starter kit, I decided we needed to go bigger with the seeds. We bought really big “seeds” (tuber bulbs) to grow a jungle of elephant ear plants (colocasi gigantea). Max & Eli picked out colorful pots and they each potted a “seed” to water and watch as the plant emerged and the big leaves ...

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Carol Tumey, Making a Difference One Life at a Time

Center Grove Community Newsletter - Carol Tumey

“Basketball doesn’t build character, it reveals it.”  ~ANON~  By: Kurt L. Moore “Education has been my life. My aunt, my grandfather, and my Mother were educators. As a young girl, I played school with my friends and I was always the teacher. I honestly never prepared my self to be anything but a teacher. After graduating from Franklin College, my main objective was to obtain a teaching position. There was one open at Center Grove, I interviewed and was lucky to get a call from the Superintendent telling me that I was hired. Honestly, it’s the only job I ever ...

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John Mikkiah Thompson this Sunday

An 18-year-old Shelbyville resident has earned an enthusiastic following for his varied musical talents. What sets John Mikkiah Thompson apart is that his early fans did not know that is autistic. He did not speak or sing until he was eight years old. He will headline a free concert in the Center Grove High School Auditorium on April 15 at 7 PM. Once John Mikkiah’s talent was recognized his career started to take off. In 2010, he won the “Shelby Idol” contest and swept multiple categories in the Franklin Fall Talent Contest. He appeared at the 2010 Indiana State Fair ...

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Franciscan St. Francis program dishes out tips for digestive disorders

INDIANAPOLIS – An estimated 70 million Americans are said to suffer from a variety of digestive disorders, many of which can be properly treated. Such options will be discussed by Franciscan St. Francis Health physicians at the Spirit of Women’s All Right Now: Solving Digestive Disordersprogram. It begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at the Indianapolis hospital’s auditorium, 8111 S. Emerson Ave. Michael Morelli, M.D., and Frank Troiano, M.D., of Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology, will be on hand to discuss the latest information about digestive disorders and procedures that can alleviate such conditions. This free event also includes an ...

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Making ₵ents: Personal Finance

(Center Grove, Indiana – April, 2012) Personal finance. What is it? Personal means the noun or object belongs to a specific person. Finance refers to money or liquid resources of an individual. It shouldn’t be a mystery, but for some of us, it sure can seem that way. How we relate to and manage our money is impacted through life experiences. With this being the first issue of Center Grove Community Newsletter, I want to lay the foundation for this topic. Do you ever really think what money does for us? It doesn’t do anything; it’s about what we choose ...

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Welcome to Center Grove Community Magazine

Center Grove Community Newsletter - Carol Tumey

It’s about life in Center Grove The first edition of Center Grove Community Newsletter is at the printer. This free magazine will land in your mailbox every month. With over 28,000 people living in the unincorporated community of Center Grove, we thought it was time for a publication that focused on our neighborhoods, our neighbors, and the events that affect our lives. Our goal is to be “hyper-local.” You will recognize the people in the articles and you will find the business advertised close to home. My brother Jody Veldkamp and I are pleased to bring this publication to your ...

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2012 Corporate Cup Raises $10,000 for local charities

The 2012 Corporate Cup Challenge was held March 16th and 17th in Greenwood and Center Grove. The event, now in its fourth year, benefits two Johnson County charities each year. This year Christian Help and Kids Against Hunger where the benefactors. Local companies entered teams in the competition in ten different activities from euchre to indoor soccer. This year’s Cup had 360 participants from 33 companies, breaking last year’s record. Medals were awarded to the first three places in each event. An overall “Cup” awarded was presented to the company with the most points in each of two divisions. Endress+Hauser ...

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