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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Chomp’z Food Truck

Writer / Michelle Kaufman Husband and wife Willie Jimmy and Kerry Riddle took their love of food and an ambulance and created a business. After being intrigued by the quality of food they ordered from food trucks, the two converted an ambulance into Chomp’z Food Truck. The truck first hit the road Aug. 27, 2016, and is licensed in Marion and Johnson counties. “[Our first day] was a success and we fell in love with it,” Kerry said. “It’s hard work, but doing what you love for a living makes it all worth it.” Chomp’z serves “fun American foods” such ...

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A Future in Opera

Writer / Hannah Jones Photographers / Julia Moria Photography, Hannah Jones and Heather Simpson High school seniors often struggle with difficult, life-changing questions, including whether or not to attend college, or what college major to study and what career to pursue. Many students enter fields such as science, business, or education. Others choose to become journalists, artists, or musicians. Greenwood Christian Academy senior Alexandra Phillips has struggled with these questions but has found her passion and her future: opera. With inspiration from her family, Alex has grown as a talented singer and performer and is now ready to face college ...

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Roncalli Junior Breaks Two School Records

Roncalli High School junior Ellie Bischoff set two girls’ basketball school records on January 4 when the Lady Rebels took on Franklin Central. Bischoff hit nine three-pointers in the game to break the previous school record of eight, held by Sarah Hurrle for the past 21 years. In the same game, she also set the single-season record for most three-pointers in a season (52), which breaks the previous record also held by Sarah Hurrle in the 1994-95 season.

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Brozinni’s Pizzeria Debuts in Greenwood

Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Brozinni’s Pizzeria owner and New York native James Cross owned his own trucking company on the East Coast until the 2008 recession. That’s when he realized he didn’t want to stay in his current business and saw an opportunity to make a different kind of dough. His trucking job made him a frequent visitor to Indiana, and he discovered there wasn’t a good, affordable pizza place in Greenwood. As a solution, he started his own. “I thought a pizza business,” he said. “I always liked it, and I know a lot of ...

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Greenwood Christian Academy

Christ Centered Academics, Well Rounded Graduates Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Greenwood Christian Academy’s niche is providing students with a challenging curriculum in a Christ centered environment. Over the last 17 years, the school has successfully capitalized on that niche. The K-12 academy primarily serves south-central Indiana, drawing 70% of their enrollment base from the Johnson county community, 23% from nearby Marion county, and the rest from surrounding areas Martinsville and even as far away as Hendricks County. At the heart of Greenwood Christian Academy (GCA) is the rigorous curriculum. The school separates the age groups in to three wings, the ...

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“Mr. Roncalli” Bob Tully

A Blessing at Roncalli High School for the Past 55 Years Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Bob Tully never planned a career in education. His dream, back when he was studying criminology at Indiana University in the early 1960s, was to become a state trooper. That dream was dashed, however, when he didn’t meet the height requirement. But while still at IU, Jim MacGregor, Tully’s former high football coach from Providence High School, asked him if he’d ever considered teaching high school. Even though he hadn’t, he was intrigued at the prospect. In the early ‘60s, the Catholic faith was growing ...

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Greenwood Welcomes Jack’s Donuts!

Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Samantha Brammer Jack’s Donuts, started in New Castle in 1961, will soon have a new home through a franchise in Greenwood. Franchisee Ralph Allen was first introduced to the Jack’s Donuts brand at the Fishers location when he would take his three grandkids there after soccer games. “They like to go to Jack’s Donuts in Fishers,” he said. “I was sitting there watching the process, watching the friendly staff behind the counter, and just watching the amount of people that were coming into the store. I just got curious about it and I started ...

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