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The Sounds of St. Simon

Music Director, Philippe Moore, is Helping the Department Hit the High Notes Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer  /  Jamie Sangar The voices rise and fall as the choir sweetly echoes the soulful verses of “Let It Be.” The vibrant, pulsating beats of Richard Saucedo and Samuel Hazo escape from the band room, a sign that the students are learning more about music styles and cultures from countries around the world. Under the direction of Mr. Philippe Moore, the St. Simon Music department hits all the high notes. Taking the lead starting in the 2013-2014 school year, Moore has taken the middle ...

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8 Back-to-School Tips For Parents

Being a first and second grade teacher for many years, a parent, and now a pre-school teacher, owner and Director of Education, I have seen firsthand how important it is to provide a consistent, organized and healthy routine for our children. Switching from summer to school schedule can be stressful for families. Although it isn’t easy to start setting the alarm and waking your children earlier than the relaxing hours of summer, we know that all children thrive on consistency. Having a regular routine, consistent bedtimes and preparing for the next school day helps your child get ready and have ...

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The Road to Perfection

How the Cathedral Baseball Team Faced Adversity to Win it All Writer & Photographer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies The Cathedral Irish baseball team accomplished what only three other teams in the state of Indiana have accomplished — a  perfect season. With a 29-0 record, they became the first Cathedral baseball team to go undefeated and win the state championship. A remarkable accomplishment for the Irish, who had the odds stacked against them and found a way to not only win but achieve perfection for a season. The Irish faced a level of adversity that would make most programs justify that ...

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A Renaissance of a Geist Estate

Old Durham Mansion is Back on the Market Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Jamie Sangar A house isn’t a home until its owners make it their own. This is what John and Kara Gurchiek have done with their Geist estate. Since it was built in 1990, their estate has experienced additions and changes, only to fall into severe disrepair over the last decade. With buying the property as an investment, the Gurchiek’s decided to place extensive TLC into the estate, creating a warm, family-focused home for themselves and their children in the process. It is now on the market ...

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Briezy’s Bunch

Local nonprofit seeks to assist those dealing with epilepsy-related issues Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Jamie Sangar Many people are familiar with the frustration that can result from an insurance provider’s refusal to cover certain medical services, devices or medications. In the case of April and Justin Krowel’s two-year-old daughter Aubrie, who suffers from an extremely rare, lifelong form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome, such refusals can be life threatening. In February of 2016, Aubrie had her first seizure at just eight months old, alerting the Geist-based Krowels to her condition, which can manifest in the form of ...

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Pendleton Pike Culvert Construction Starting Up Between Oaklandon and Carroll Roads

HIS Constructors plans to install construction zone signs next week for a project to replace a culvert channeling the India Branch of Indian Creek under U.S. Highway 36/State Road 67/Pendleton Pike, which is about six miles northeast of I-465, between Oaklandon and Carroll roads. Beginning on or after Monday, July 24, one lane in both directions will be closed and traffic on Pendleton Pike will be shifted to start the first phase of construction. One lane of traffic in each direction and access to all properties will be maintained throughout the project. Left turns to and from some homes and businesses ...

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Augmented Reality Debuts in Towne Post Network Magazines

All Nine Hyper Local Community Magazines Now Offering Interactive Print Writer / Tom Britt July issues of the Towne Post Network magazines will be the first in Indiana to showcase the latest in Augmented Reality (“AR”). What has been popular with gamers for the past few years is now making its way into print marketing, adding an interactive layer to an otherwise 2-dimensional print publication. How does it work? Download the Layar app to your mobile device. Scan a page with the AR logo on it. Watch the page come to life! How will I know which pages are interactive? ...

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Dream Goals

New Cathedral Boys Soccer Coach, Paul “Whitey” Kapsalis, pens memoir of incredible soccer journey Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer Paul “Whitey” Kapsalis and his siblings were introduced to soccer while living in St. Louis. The entire family loved it. Whitey’s father, Andy, worked for Allstate Insurance and was relocated to Minnesota where youth soccer didn’t exist, so the Kapsalis family started one. This club has since exploded in growth. The next stop was in Michigan. There, they started the Bonanza Express Soccer league, which was a select travel team, for his parents had a vision as to ...

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Welcome to The Kent Sterling Show

Local CBS Sports Radio Personality Talks People, Passion and Purpose Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Jamie Sangar For Kent Sterling, it’s not about the sports. Sure, Sterling has hosted the sports-centric Kent Sterling Show on CBS Sports 1430 AM in Indianapolis since 2014, and possesses the same level of enthusiasm for athletics and competition he discovered throughout his youth playing baseball, tennis, basketball, football and golf in his native Lake Bluff, Illinois. His radio show regularly features players, coaches, athletic directors and sports media personalities, with in-depth commentary on all corners of the sports world. Still, Sterling insists that ...

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Confronting Gender Parity: Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Indiana

Writer / Janet Striebel Photography Provided By HBA Indiana Our culture faces gender parity issues among many sectors, including healthcare leadership. Whether the discrepancy is defined in terms of earned wages or management titles, men and women, globally, are stepping up to collaborate and challenge this ultra-slow-moving progression. “Women make 80 percent of healthcare decisions in this country, yet most of the leaders in organizations are run by men,” says Erin Albert, President of Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Indiana. “I want to see more women at the helms of these organizations,” she adds. If 80 percent of the customers are making these ...

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