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Sugar Threads Boutique Is The Newest Shop In Old Town Greenwood Writer & Photographer / Hannah Jones Joining the many beautiful shops of Old Town Greenwood, Sugar Threads Boutique brings an urban, affordable clothing store and community care. The boutique carries everything from necklaces, dresses, leggings, to candles. The bright interior and friendly employees make it an amazing place to visit. Sugar Threads became a possibility when the two owners, Sarah Bennett and Leslie Crump, met at a basketball game their kids were playing in. They began talking and realized they had the same passion for fashion and community. Sarah ...

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Gifting Great Memories

Teresa’s Hallmark celebrates 28 years in Greenwood Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Teresa Dillard prides herself on providing a destination shopping area through her store, Teresa’s Hallmark. Dillard bought her store in 1989 at the corner of 135 and Fairview before moving to the current location across from Meijer in 2000. Dillard’s Hallmark is the only one that she knows of that has two stories. The collectible business kept her store going when she started, but websites like eBay has forced stores like Teresa’s Hallmark to adjust their strategy. “Suddenly there’s this glut on the market of ...

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What’s the Buzz?

Local beekeepers run Honey Creek Bee Farm Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Since 2015, three Center Grove residents have been learning the process of beekeeping and selling their honey. Susie Simmons, her mom Linda Gibson and family friend Bill Maze operate Honey Creek Bee Farm from their property along State Rd 135. Hundreds of bees live in the farm’s 23 hives. During honey extraction in June, 13 boxes of bees produced more than 300 pounds of honey. “We understand that bees are needed for pollination and just here in the last few years there have been a ...

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Rita’s Ride

Sixth annual event benefiting Angelcare will be held Sept. 16 Writer / Matt Roberts Photography provided On September 16, motorcycle riders, their families and community supporters of Angelcare will meet for the sixth annual “Rita’s Ride”. The ride will begin at Mann’s Harley-Davidson in Edinburgh and end with a family-friendly luncheon at Apple Works in Trafalgar. All proceeds from the event will benefit Angelcare, a faith-based non-profit organization devoted to assisting teenage girls facing a crisis pregnancy. Angelcare President Yadi Garcia hopes to involve all of Johnson County in the ride and increase awareness of the work the organization does. ...

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Gifting Great Memories

Teresa’s Hallmark celebrates 28 years in Greenwood. Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Teresa Dillard prides herself on providing a destination shopping area through her store, Teresa’s Hallmark. Dillard bought her store in 1989 at the corner of 135 and Fairview before moving to the current location across from Meijer in 2000. Dillard’s Hallmark is the only one that she knows of that has two stories. The collectible business kept her store going when she started, but websites like eBay has forced stores like Teresa’s Hallmark to adjust their strategy. “Suddenly there’s this glut on the market of ...

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Down But Not Out

August’s Luckiest Hoosier Alive: Erika Mulroney Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Erika Mulroney had just finished facilitating a class at her church on the evening of June 2, 2016, when she turned down a back hallway of the church, blacked out, and collapsed, face-first, on the floor. Because of the layout of the building, her body was out of the line of sight for most anyone who happened by. Thankfully, a security guard (a person there to lock up) used the restroom near that hallway. When he saw Erika, he immediately rushed to her side, checked for a pulse and panicked. ...

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Eyeing a Big Ten Championship

New IU Head Football Coach Tom Allen talks goals for 2017 season. Writer / Matt Roberts Photos from Indiana University Athletics Indiana University Head Football Coach Tom Allen didn’t come to his job in the usual way. He joined the IU staff in 2016 as defensive coordinator after serving in the same role at South Florida. Within days of the end of the 2016 season – and only weeks before IU was to appear in the Foster Farms Bowl –  he was selected to replace Kevin Wilson. “When you take a job you’re not usually trying to get ready for ...

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Welcome to El Beso

Former Las Chalupas Undergoes Renovations, Name Change Writer & Photographer / Andi Robinson If you live in the Center Grove area and love Mexican food, then you have probably heard of Las Chalupas. If you are one of the many people who frequently visit this location you probably also know co-owner Joanna Santillan. Many people who enjoy the food at Las Chalupas also know the employees and other wait staff by name, and the staff know many people’s order by heart. It is this sense of family and community that drives Santillan, who recently took 100 percent ownership of the ...

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Dancing For Dennis

Daughter’s Fundraiser in Memory of Her Father has Raised More than $25,000 for Cancer Research Writer  /  Matt Roberts Dennis Trackwell passed away on August 1, 2013 of complications from Multiple Myeloma, a cancer that forms in plasma cells. His family first suspected something was wrong in 2006. His youngest daughter, Center Grove resident Devon Scott, remembers that he was in familiar surroundings — sharing jokes and stories with friends and family around a pool. “He was laughing and said, ‘don’t make me laugh, my side is hurting’,” Scott says. “And we found out he had a broken rib. Broken ...

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Chocolate to Bragg About

Chocolate Gallery is Center Grove’s Newest Candy Store Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer A bought-out candy store, an empty space in a strip mall and encouragement from their son was all it took for John and Tracey Bragg to open Chocolate Gallery in Center Grove. The Braggs were in the process of buying out Chocolate Gallery in Speedway when their son came to their house and talked about opening the store in Center Grove. The building had no paint on the walls and nothing on the floor, but they decided to open there instead of in Nashville, ...

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