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Live a Life of Purposefulness Writer  /  Andy Murphy We had something in common. As a group, we were all over 55 with big and little dogs at our feet and something else — we were strangers to each other on a walking path. It is a wonder to me every time I meet complete strangers how easy conversation flows when we have our furry creatures as a basis of opening a conversation. We walked together for a little while before heading off in different directions. A small bond was indeed in place that left a hope in my heart ...

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The Gratitude Boutique Opens at the Lantern Crossing Center

Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies Photographer  /  Jamie Sangar Proprietor Lisa Olson knew at a very young age that her destiny was to own and run her own boutique. Throughout most of her career Olson worked in a variety of retail organizations in a variety of positions until she switched to the mortgage industry. The idea to own and run her own boutique was always in the back of her mind, but she was just waiting to find the right business partner. Ironically, a return to part-time retail work would not only introduce her future business partner but solidify her ...

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Neighbors Sharing with Neighbors 5K Returns Oct. 28

14th Annual Event Will Benefit The Sharing Place The Holy Cross Lutheran Church will host the 14th Annual “Neighbors Sharing with Neighbors 5K Walk / Run” to benefit The Sharing Place on Saturday, October 28 at 9 a.m. On-site registration opens at 8 a.m. The Sharing Place is an outreach of Lutherwood and Lutheran Child and Family Services, providing free food and clothing to families referred by caseworkers, township trustees, pastors or other social service organizations at 6501 Sunnyside Road. The 5K event will begin in the parking lot of the church at 8115 Oaklandon Road, proceed north to The ...

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Primrose School of Geist Opening Soon

Writer  /  Janet Striebel Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer The Primrose School of Geist is scheduled to open this winter. For more than 30 years, Primrose Schools have been making a difference in the lives of children, not only for those enrolled in the fun-filled curriculums (six weeks to pre-school age) but also for those served through the not-for-profit organizations they support locally and nationally. Meet Anita and Harrison Boyd, franchise owners of Primrose School of Geist and proud parents of 2-year old son, Connor, and newborn daughter, Savannah. Both Anita and Harrison admired the quality of care and warmth they ...

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Timing is Everything

The Lifeline That Could Save Your Teenager’s Life Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies Time is a critical element in all our lives, and there are just some moments in our lives that are more important than we realize. For Norm and Dawn Finbloom, that day was August 3, 2012, their wedding anniversary and the day they received a phone call that changed everything. For their son and his teenage friends, it was a decision on that same night to celebrate their upcoming move to college with alcohol. The Finblooms will never forget this day because it ended tragically, but they ...

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Breaking News: Cathedral High School Launches New Broadcasting Program

Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Cathedral High School is preparing future broadcasting talent with its newly launched elective class: “Introduction to Broadcasting: Radio and Television I”. The class was announced last spring just as students were signing up for their 2017-2018 class schedules. Approximately 25 students spend time during class learning how to broadcast a sporting event and on the weekends in the media booth and on the field getting hands-on experience actually applying what they learn. The idea to utilize students to broadcast games, performances and events is not new to high schools and has ...

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Duty Calls

Mt. Vernon Schools Superintendent Deployed to Support Hurricane Irma Victims Writer  /  Matt Keating Photographer  /  Keeley Miller Sometimes a horrible natural disaster such as Hurricane Irma can bring out the best in people. Just ask Dr. Shane Robbins, superintendent of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC). Dr. Robbins, who is with The United States Army and the Indiana National Guard, was recently activated in support of disaster relief for Hurricane Irma and was overwhelmed at the amount of cooperation and support he received from several different corporations and communities. Dr. Robbins’ area of focus was the medical evacuation ...

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Ghost Tales

Keep an eye out for these Hamilton County ghosts as Halloween draws near Writer / Matt Keating Photographers Amy Payne & Brian Brosmer When it comes to ghost legends, Hamilton County has its fair share of them. To get you in the Halloween spirit, here are some ghost tales to keep you on the lookout for spirited characters.  The Salty Ghost If you are ever at The Salty Cowboy, 55 East Oak Street, Zionsville, enjoying a delicious burrito or some tasty nachos, keep an eye out for Hazel the Ghost. During a previous feature interview about the restaurant, Jason Hughes, ...

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How Informed Pet Lovers Choose Pet Food

Use Cost to Feed, Not Cost Per Pound. Nutrient Density! Writer  /  David Moore The pet food industry is not anything like human food. The FDA has very strict rules for food for human consumption. Pet food is overseen by AAFCO, The Association of American Feed Control Officials. This organization was put in place many years ago to oversee feed for farm animals, many raised for slaughter and live short lives. The standards for feed should be much different than the standards for food for our furry family members. We want them to live high-quality long lives with good health. ...

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Connect Fortville

Building Pathways for Growth Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photos provided by Madison County Council of Governments It’s a sleepy, little town, not much traffic, not much population, not many restaurants or shops. That’s what people used to say about Fishers and McCordsville. Some are still saying it about Fortville. But that’s about to change, and plans are in the works to make that happen. Natives of our northeast corner of Indy have long been familiar with the explosive growth that happened near I-69 around the 96th street and 116th street interchanges. Growth skyrocketed quickly, traffic became congested and soon residents ...

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