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The Greenhouse

New coworking space opens doors in Greenwood Writer / Cathy Wendorff Photographer / Brian Brosmer Pioneering Greenwood’s new cooperative work space is Laura Kennedy, the Executive Director of Greenhouse JoCo Coworking, a non-profit organization that will encourage entrepreneurship through a new format. After months of planning, considering other successful models, like Launch Fishers and collaborating with Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers, Brent Tilson, Christian Maslowski, President of the Greater Greenwood Chamber, Greenhouse is growing into a temporary and donated home inside the Tilson HR Building. Just imagine — you are working from home taking an important business call, when the ...

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The Teal Canary

Local art studio provides a place to create Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Amy Payne Amy Hommell has been working on her craft since childhood and opened an art studio in downtown Greenwood to provide a bigger space to share her love and passion for art with the community. She opened Teal Canary in 2013 after giving private art lessons for several years in her home. “I’ve always painted, I’ve always drawn, I’ve always been an artist my whole life,” Hommell says. “When I opened, I envisioned it to be a space for me to do my art and ...

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Mission Boutique

One Tenth Boutique gives 10 percent back to local, global charities Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Amy Payne One Tenth Boutique recently opened in Greenwood, but the store’s products and mission have a global impact. Owning a store has been a dream of Theresa Carmichael’s for a decade, but it wasn’t until about two years ago that she knew what kind of store it would be. “I wanted to create a place for women to come that they could feel loved and worthy and to know that they were wonderfully and beautifully created,” Carmichael says. “About two years ago, ...

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Feed The Need

GCA Fall Fundraiser Coming Up Nov. 21 Writer / Matt Roberts Photography provided by Greenwood Christian Academy Greenwood Christian Academy is a K-12 school, so you’d expect it to be a bustling, active place. But on November 21, the action will be ramped up exponentially as the students prepare approximately 10,000 meals for delivery to the hungry in both Greenwood and Harlan, Kentucky. GCA Development Director Annie Houston has coordinated several different fundraisers for the school, but she wanted to tie fundraising more closely to the school’s Christian mission of serving others. “In prior years we’ve done the traditional fundraisers,” ...

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The Broken Skull

Center Grove alum competes on reality show Writer / Matt Roberts As a college sophomore, Center Grove graduate Brooke Van Paris was leading a pretty good life. As she drove through an intersection close to the Indiana University campus on October 29, 2009, her uppermost thought was how good a turkey sandwich would taste when she got home. Moments later her life changed drastically when she was struck by another car in a head-on collision. Over the next two years, Van Paris wore elbow-to-fingertips casts. The former gymnast and cheerleader couldn’t feed, bathe or dress herself. After graduation, she took ...

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A Fresh Start

Newk’s Eatery opens first Indiana location in Greenwood Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Operating Partner Kent Mabe has been in the restaurant business for almost all his life. He says other concepts he’s worked with have all come to the north side first and then to Greenwood as a second thought. “When I had the opportunity to take the Newk’s Eatery brand here to Indianapolis, I wanted to give Greenwood the first shot,” Mabe says. No food at Newk’s Eatery comes in pre-packaged or preserved. Proteins such as chicken, salmon, shrimp and steak are sliced and grilled ...

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Well Grounded

Brickhouse Coffee celebrates grand opening Writer / Matt Roberts Photographer /Brian Brosmer If you were opening a brand new, independently-owned coffee shop, would you open it 1,000 feet east of one of the highest-grossing Starbucks outlets in the Indianapolis area? Jared Stayton would. “I love it”, he says. “We’ll follow wherever Starbucks is, because they’ve done all the market research. Besides, Starbucks paved the way for guys like us to do old-world style coffee roasting. It’s like craft beer. Some guys still drink Miller Lite, but there’s a growing segment of the population that loves small-batch brewing. “It used to ...

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Everything Under the Sun

Discount market store opens new Greenwood location Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Under the Sun Market opened its second store in Greenwood with a mission — to rethink how they make food accessible. Under the Sun buys liquidated products, primarily food, and sells it at a discount. The store also carries a smaller selection of general merchandise, such as household goods and shoes. Inventory will rotate. Zach Hendershot, president of Under the Sun, says the company started as a small liquidation company out of a garage and is now expanding as a retail model. UTS’s other location ...

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Remember When

Greenwood Park Mall stirs up fond memories for long-time residents Writer / Michelle Kaufman For decades, children and families have visited Santa at Christmastime. For Julianne Butler growing up, Santa Claus was someone she saw all year — her grandfather. Butler has photos of her and her sister sitting on Santa’s lap at the Greenwood Park Mall before the mall was enclosed and before they knew that Santa was their grandfather. J. William Betner was a mason and member of the Scottish Rite and owned a ring that Santa also wore. “So, as we got a little bit older and ...

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Standing Firm

Center Grove breast cancer survivor to receive Susan G. Komen’s Lifetime Achievement Award Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Brian Brosmer Thirty years ago, when Marilyn Freeman was just 32 years old, she discovered a lump in her breast. “Don’t worry about it,” the doctor told her. “You’re young with no risk factors and no family history of breast cancer. You’re fine.” But months passed and the lump didn’t go away so she got a second opinion. “Young women have dense breasts,” he said. “You’re fine.” Despite repeated confirmations that she was fine, Freeman, a Center Grove resident, had a ...

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