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Annual Breakfast at Wellington Looks to Recruit Mentors

Writer  /  Laurie Quinn The sun won’t have risen yet, but the hum of prepping for the annual YMI breakfast fundraiser will commence in the early morning hours of September 15 for the 7 a.m. event. YMI (Youth Mentoring Initiative) is the Fishers-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing HSE schools with free school-based mentor programs in grades 5-12. This annual breakfast is the main fundraiser for the organization. Businesses of all sizes can show support by sponsoring a table aiding an organization that helps the youth in the Fishers community. WDD Software, the title sponsor of this event, is excited ...

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New Top-Notch Early Childhood Preschool Experience in Geist

Writer & Photographer / Jennifer Lear Northside Indy families have a great new option when it comes to first-learning experiences for their little ones. Geist Kids Academy, a faith-based premier preschool nestled on 10 acres in the heart of Geist’s Admiral’s Bay subdivision, arrived on the scene less than 30 days ago, and area families are already flocking to register their children for the top-notch preparatory curriculum. The preschool operates as a licensed ministry of Geist Chapel and is another facet of the church’s continued commitment to the Geist community. The preparatory academy program is geared for infants–children 12 years of ...

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OneZone Announces Platinum Sponsorship with TownePost Network Publications

New Quarterly OneZone Special Section to Appear in the Fishers and Carmel Magazines July 28, 2015 – OneZone, the newly merged Fishers and Carmel Chambers of Commerce, announced today a new platinum level partnership with the TownePost Network. Beginning in October, the Fishers and Carmel Magazines published by the TownePost Network will feature a special section highlighting information about chamber members, events, and economic development news. “We are very excited to have this partnership in place with OneZone,” said Tom Britt, Publisher of the TownePost Network. “Our mission of keeping residents informed and highlighting the people, places and businesses that ...

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Partial special census to benefit growing Fishers

Fishers, IN – The City of Fishers City Council unanimously approved plans to move forward with a partial special census at tonight’s council meeting. With potential revenues estimated around $1.4 million through 2021, residents in selected high-growth areas of Fishers will be counted late this year. “We were able to identify significant gains by moving forward with a partial census,” said Fishers Controller Oscar Gutierrez. “We explored doing a full and partial census and concluded that focusing on selected areas of high-growth would have the most impact on future revenues.” The partial special census is expected to cost approximately $373,500. ...

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Fashion with a Purpose – 4th Annual Project Pink Fashion Show

Watch local celebrities and breast cancer survivors walk the runway in repurposed Race for the Cure®apparel, Wednesday, September 2, at the Regions Tower Rooftop in Downtown Indianapolis. Purchase tickets in advance by visiting www.komenindy.org/project-pink. Project Pink is hosted by Susan G. Komen® Central Indiana and raises funds for breast cancer research, local breast health services and education. The fashion show features one-of-a-kind garments designed by students from the Art Institute of Indianapolis. Students create an outfit using only Race for the Cure t-shirts and scarves provided by Komen Central Indiana. The celebrity judge panel will choose the winning design with ...

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Township Trustee to seek Hamilton County Council At-Large Seat

Thursday, August 6 (Fishers) – Jeff Hern, Fall Creek Township Trustee, announced today that he is formally seeking a seat on the Hamilton County Council.  Hern, along with his wife Kathy, and their three children reside in Fishers, where he has served his community as trustee since 2011. As executive of the township, Hern has worked diligently for the residents of Fall Creek Township with a fiscally conservative hand since taking office. In his first year in office, he took the Township to a debt-free status where it remains today. He has consistently lowered the tax rate (12.56% reduction since ...

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Royals for the Cure – Pink Night September 4

Each year, the Hamilton Southeastern football team dons pink knee-high socks at the annual Royals For the Cure Pink Night, a game benefiting Susan G. Komen and the fight against cancer. This year, that night will fall on September 4 at a home game against Avon. “Everybody is touched by it and some way and everyone really embraces this game. Even the referees wear pink socks,” said Lisa Heiden Peters, organizer of the event. “Each year, it has gotten bigger and bigger; this year, it is going to explode.” A honorary breast cancer survivor is recognized every year, performing the ...

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“Three Jews Walk Into A Shopping Center…” A Memoir by Elizabeth Kraft Taylor

Writer and Photographer / Kara Reibel Elizabeth Kraft Taylor, known to friends as “Eliz” (Liz), is an indelible mix of grit and elegance. “Three Jews Walk Into A Shopping Center…” is Taylor’s new memoir, recounting amazing life stories that only she could share. Featured on the back cover of her memoir is a “want ad” she saw in the Chicago Tribune: “Wanted: Creative Director; wild, undisciplined, sometimes rebellious, raw talent seeks leadership.” She says, “I knew it was written for me.” After working in retail in Chicago, Taylor was ready for her next challenge. Not surprisingly, she got the job ...

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Two Area Residents Compete on National Reality Show

Writer / Pat Carlini If you watched NBC’s hit reality show “American Ninja Warrior” last month, you may have seen a neighbor or two. Andy Smith is a teacher at Fishers High School and lives in Noblesville. Dean Mosier is a Fishers resident who competed alongside Andy on the Ninja Warrior’s July 6 episode. The two were chosen from 50,000 entries to compete in a series of challenging obstacles over water. Andy teaches stage craft at FHS, instructing students to build scenery for the school’s theater and musical productions. So it was nothing for Andy and his neighbor Dave Steenburg ...

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Launch Ladies: Connecting Women in Tech

Writer / Kara Reibel Inspired by chance interactions with a small number of women in the entrepreneurial co-working space Launch Fishers, Sticksnleaves’ VP of Corporate Development and Operations Kristen Cooper founded a movement committed to identifying, educating and connecting women entrepreneurs. The Launch Ladies are turning one in August, and they certainly have something to celebrate. “When I started working with Sticksnleaves, I wanted to get to know as many people as possible,” shares Cooper. “Never would have guessed that I would meet so many awesome women while putting on lip gloss in the ladies room. One day when I ...

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