Home / Indiana / Greenwood

Greenwood

Center Grove Show Choirs Named Grand Champions

Center Grove show choirs swept the awards at the Shelbyville Singing Sensational at Shelbyville High School on Saturday, March 11, with Sound System, The Debtones, and Surround Sound named Grand Champions. In the Large Mixed Division, Sound System was awarded Grand Champion, Best Vocals, Best Choreography, with Outstanding Performer, senior, Alex Milligan, and Best Male Soloist, junior, Wilson Smith. In the Unisex Division, The Debtones were awarded Grand Champion and Best Choreography, with Outstanding Performer, sophomore Rachel Taylor. Also in the Unisex Division, Accents earned second runner up, with freshman, Lauren Cooley, named Outstanding Performer. In the Festival Division, Surround ...

Read More »

Greenwood Mayor Unveils Conceptual Plans For Downtown Development

Writer / Michelle Kaufman Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers unveiled conceptual plans for the development of downtown Greenwood on March 6. Kent DeKoninck, superintendent of Greenwood Community Schools, approached Myers about partnering with the school to build a new middle school and have the city purchase the old one. That happened, and that land is now going to be redeveloped, along with the north city center parking lot, Old City Park, Market Plaza and other city-owned properties. “We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Greenwood to revisit our downtown area,” Mayor Myers said. “We’ve done the facade enhancement program, and we’ve ...

Read More »

Go-to Design and Remodeling: Gettum Associates

Carmel residents Tracy and Andy Miller had a big renovation project on deck, and they didn’t want to take it on all alone – enter Gettum Associates. The Millers were looking to create a new laundry and mud room in their west Carmel home and heard from a friend that Gettum Associates is a great choice for design and remodeling. “Gettum worked with me on the design to accommodate the specific needs I had,” Tracy says. “The way they combined custom cabinetry with stock cabinetry in the mud room in a seamless look helped keep us on budget. When I ...

Read More »

Roncalli Theatre Department Presents “Much Ado About Nothing”

The Roncalli High School Theatre Department will present multiple performances of this year’s spring play, “Much Ado About Nothing.” Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for Roncalli students and children 14 years old and younger. Performances are March 16, 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday also has a 2 p.m. matinee show. Tickets may be ordered by calling 787-8277 Ext. 249 or online at roncalli.org. Just click on the Fine Arts tab, and then select Box Office. Payment is required when tickets are ordered. Checks, cash, Visa and Mastercard are accepted. All tickets ordered in advance will be available ...

Read More »

Marathon Couple: Blake and Sandy Briggs

Greenwood couple becomes one of three in the U.S. to complete all major world marathons Writer  /  Heather Simpson When Sandy Briggs crossed the finish line of the London Marathon she collapsed into her husband Blake’s arms, tears running down her face. An accidental journey that started six years earlier on their 25th anniversary had come to an end. They had finished the Abbott World Marathon Majors together — an astonishing goal reached by an elite group of only 850 people worldwide and just three couples in the United States. The accomplishment earned them bragging rights for the rest of ...

Read More »

Greenwood Community Schools Add Activity Complex

Renovations and upgrades total $46 million Writer  /  Michelle Kaufman Greenwood Community Schools are currently in the middle of a $46 million renovations project, and one of the corporation’s two, new buildings opened January 6. The Greenwood Activity Complex, a 30,000-square-foot indoor sports facility, is already in use by athletic teams and winter color guard. The complex features three basketball or volleyball courts, a two-lane track, indoor and outdoor restrooms and an indoor and outdoor concession stand. When Greenwood Superintendent Dr. Kent DeKoninck took the position in 2013, he discussed facility improvements with the school board. The middle school was ...

Read More »

From Hoop Dreams to Helping Others

Former Indiana Fever Star Katie Douglas Launches New Career Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer As a professional athlete, WNBA player Katie Douglas and her teammates were always talking about new fitness methods on the market. So, several years ago when Douglas sustained an injury while playing with the Indiana Fever, she tried out Orangetheory Fitness in an effort to keep in shape. She was instantly stunned by the result. “Not often do you leave a 60-minute workout as a professional athlete feeling like you got everything you needed in that 60 minutes, but I did,” says Douglas, ...

Read More »

Community Center Gets Major Facelift

Writer / Michelle Kaufman The Greenwood Community Center hadn’t seen an upgrade in 23 years. When Greenwood Parks Director Rob Taggart took the position three years ago, he made renovating the community center one of his goals. That goal recently became a reality as a $2.8 million renovation project, which began in April, 2016, was finally completed. The renovated design and new features were unveiled at a grand re-opening January 14. Taggart said the decision to shut down the Community Center in April was hard because it’s not his, but the community’s. “Once it got started, we knew what the ...

Read More »

Transforming Life’s Challenges into Success

Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger A loved one passes away, must be moved to assisted living or nursing home, divorce or job loss – all of these curveballs in life can leave families in a pinch. But the Royer Brothers at RAMS Investing have a way of straightening out those curveballs and turning them into success. Jason and Dustin Royer started RAMS Investing after the financial crisis of 2008, to offer a solution not only for the clients in need, but for investors who were looking for a better and more secure way to invest their money.  Since then, RAMS Investing ...

Read More »

PetSuites Pet Resort & Spa

PetSuites Pet Resort and Spa, the relaxing, luxurious, pet-friendly boarding,  daycare and grooming facility with hundreds of accommodations for both canines and felines, is celebrating the opening of its new Greenwood facility in late January, with exclusive offers to customers during their Open House February 18th, 2017. “We are excited to be open in Greenwood,” shares PetSuites Pet Resort and Spa Regional Director Sherri Arnett. The Greenwood facility is similar to its other locations, but overflowing with more luxuries than ever before. Furry friends get to experience comfortable boarding complete with full-service grooming, We offer 4 hours of group play during ...

Read More »