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Coming Soon: FoxGardin Lounge to Open in Fortville

Over the summer, FoxGardin Kitchen & Ale opened their doors on Main Street. A few months later, the Fortville restaurant has become a hotspot for locals looking for great food, service and even live music. Hoping to grow even more, owner Jake Burgess is planning on opening the FoxGardin Lounge, a bar and lounge conveniently located on the second floor of the restaurant. “It is going to be a whiskey, wine, bourbon and scotch kind of bar and lounge area,” said Burgess. “As we fill up in here on the weekend nights and certain nights when seating is a little ...

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The Wellington Fishers Banquet and Conference Center

Writer  /  Kara Reibel The Wellington Banquet and Conference center in Fishers has new ownership energized by the possibilities of their facility. Located just north of 96th Street and close to I-69, owner Cami O’Herren is capitalizing on their talented staff and amenities to provide superb service and accommodations for events. Having taken over the facility earlier this year, O’Herren says, “It’s all about bringing business to this area.” And with several hotels in close proximity, O’Herren is happy to work with the neighbors stating, “We all fill a slightly different niche, and working together benefits us all.” According to ...

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Hunting Pumpkins

Writer / Jennifer Lear As the days grow cooler and the leaves change to brilliant reds and golds, it’s time for autumn fun in Indy and surrounding! That means picking pumpkins, navigating corn mazes, sipping apple cider and enjoying local farms throughout Central Indiana. Here are our top seven picks for fabulous fall family fun. 1) Noblesville – Stony Creek Farm’s annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival runs September 26-October 31. Pumpkins, kid’s area, hoop house maze, sling shot, hayrides, pumpkin train, jumping pillow, farm animals and more. There is a charge for parking in addition to admission and attraction fees. 2) ...

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

Writer / 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 and moved ...

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Tapping Something Special: Heady Hollow

Who knew a trip to the Sam Adams brewery in Boston eight years ago would lead to a passion for brewing and the opening of a new microbrewery in Fishers? But that’s exactly what happened to co-founder Keefe Pietri! He was never much of a beer fan, but that Boston trip changed his opinion. Of course, it also could have been the college years of drinking Old Milwaukee or Red White & Blue that affected his low opinion of beer! After he returned from his trip, he started tinkering around with different recipes and brew kits in his kitchen. He’d ...

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The Perfect Partnership – Brad and Carey Riley

Writer  /  Pete Walkey Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer For the past 27 years, business owners Brad and Carey Riley have been proud to call the Geist Reservoir home. Their story is one of humble beginnings, hard work, doing business the right way and constantly reinventing themselves. You might know them as owners of Recreation Unlimited. Brad grew up on a farm in Greentown, Indiana, while Carey grew up in Muncie. Both graduated from Purdue and began professional careers in Indy, Brad at Eli Lilly and Carey in the financial industry. When they decided to have a family, Carey chose to ...

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It Began With Family

Mama Carole and Son Justin Invite You Back to Old Italy Writer & Photographer  /  Joshua Deisler As she neared the intersection of College Avenue and 54th Street, Carole Leuer eyed the “For Sale” sign in the front of an old stucco house. She remembered her home in Omaha, and she missed the family food and old music of her childhood. Upon her return home, she described the house to her husband and how it would make an “awfully cute Italian restaurant.” To Carole, owner of Mama Carolla’s Old Italian Restaurant, the roots of her story begin in Omaha, Nebraska. ...

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WriteStuff Writers Presents “Across the Arts” Conference at Crosspoint

Writer  /  Janet C. Striebel The WriteStuff Writers will host its 2015 “Across the Arts” Conference with a spectacular all-inclusive program featuring New York Times bestselling authors, filmmakers, talent agents, representatives from Indiana Film Festivals, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the IMAX Theater and the Cincinnati Film Festival; artists, musicians, book editors and more. This second annual “Across the Arts” sensation will be held on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the “Venue Theatre” within the Fishers Crosspoint Community Church located off Olio Road. You can expect plenty of free parking, a top-notch theatre with state-of-the-art facilities, exceptional ...

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Marching Pride of Lawrence Township Invited to March in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Rose Bowl Parade

The MSD of Lawrence Township is pleased to announce that the Marching Pride of Lawrence Township (MPLT) has been chosen by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Committee to represent the state of Indiana and the cities of Indianapolis and Lawrence in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade. Students received word of their selection via a video announcement from the Tournament of Roses President that was played for them at the start of rehearsal September 10. The band was selected after a lengthy audition and application process that required a video portfolio and recommendations from esteemed music educators around the ...

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Rob Delaby – Pink Tie Guy of the Year

Writer / Keeley Miller Photographer / Brenda Staples When he was just 13 years old, Rob Delaby sat by his grandmother’s bed as she battled cancer. Without any power to help beyond comfort and prayer, he felt helpless. Years later, he faced another cancer diagnosis of a close friend. Rather than sitting back, Delaby decided to do as much as he could to make a difference. “When we found out in September 2014 that my good friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, I said that I would be damned to just sit there and watch it happen,” said Delaby. Delaby ...

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