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Franciscan Health Stones Crossing Breaks Ground

The micro-hospital will be a central location for health services in the Center Grove area Writer / Andi Robinson The new Franciscan Health Stones Crossing micro-hospital has been a long-time coming. The hospital system, which has 14 current facilities in Central Indiana, has been looking for a good location in White River Township to build a new medical facility since 2000. The original intent was to build a medical office building to service the rapidly growing Center Grove area. In 2013, it was determined that the State Road 135 corridor was an ideal location due to the surging population in ...

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Styles & Smiles

Sugar Threads Boutique Is The Newest Shop In Old Town Greenwood Writer & Photographer / Hannah Jones Joining the many beautiful shops of Old Town Greenwood, Sugar Threads Boutique brings an urban, affordable clothing store and community care. The boutique carries everything from necklaces, dresses, leggings, to candles. The bright interior and friendly employees make it an amazing place to visit. Sugar Threads became a possibility when the two owners, Sarah Bennett and Leslie Crump, met at a basketball game their kids were playing in. They began talking and realized they had the same passion for fashion and community. Sarah ...

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Gifting Great Memories

Teresa’s Hallmark celebrates 28 years in Greenwood Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Teresa Dillard prides herself on providing a destination shopping area through her store, Teresa’s Hallmark. Dillard bought her store in 1989 at the corner of 135 and Fairview before moving to the current location across from Meijer in 2000. Dillard’s Hallmark is the only one that she knows of that has two stories. The collectible business kept her store going when she started, but websites like eBay has forced stores like Teresa’s Hallmark to adjust their strategy. “Suddenly there’s this glut on the market of ...

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What’s the Buzz?

Local beekeepers run Honey Creek Bee Farm Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Since 2015, three Center Grove residents have been learning the process of beekeeping and selling their honey. Susie Simmons, her mom Linda Gibson and family friend Bill Maze operate Honey Creek Bee Farm from their property along State Rd 135. Hundreds of bees live in the farm’s 23 hives. During honey extraction in June, 13 boxes of bees produced more than 300 pounds of honey. “We understand that bees are needed for pollination and just here in the last few years there have been a ...

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Rita’s Ride

Sixth annual event benefiting Angelcare will be held Sept. 16 Writer / Matt Roberts Photography provided On September 16, motorcycle riders, their families and community supporters of Angelcare will meet for the sixth annual “Rita’s Ride”. The ride will begin at Mann’s Harley-Davidson in Edinburgh and end with a family-friendly luncheon at Apple Works in Trafalgar. All proceeds from the event will benefit Angelcare, a faith-based non-profit organization devoted to assisting teenage girls facing a crisis pregnancy. Angelcare President Yadi Garcia hopes to involve all of Johnson County in the ride and increase awareness of the work the organization does. ...

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Take Root

Greenwood country store is a local favorite Writer / Hannah Jones Photographer / Brian Brosmer Around the corner of Madison and Euclid Avenue stands a brick building surrounded by shining pinwheels, wooden birdhouses and a sign reading, ‘Old Fashioned Candy’. Upon opening the door, you are welcomed by the smell of warm vanilla candles and old wood. “Hello. How are you today?” A bright smile says to the right of you. It is as if you have just stopped by to visit a friend. While walking on the old creaking wooden floor, you enjoy the sights around you. You are ...

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Bad Blood: Middle-Aged Pro Wrestling Duo Dominates the Ring

Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Fans know them as Thar and Hammer of the Pro Tag Team Wrestling Duo Bad Blood. Their families and friends know them as Larry Jones and Hank Parker. Jones and Parker just entered the Pro Tag Team Wrestling arena officially in March of 2017 as part of Indiana Championship Wrestling (ICW) and the Christian Pro Wrestlers Association (CPWA). They’ve already acquired an incredible fan base and following. Jones and Parker were both fans of pro wrestling, but both had full-time jobs and family commitments. At ages 53 and 51 respectively, most wouldn’t ...

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Inspired Media

Greenwood Christian Academy Grad, Jeremy Miller, Launches Marketing Agency Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing For the better part of his childhood, Jeremy Miller struggled with self-doubt after suffering years of abuse and depression that brought him to the precipice of suicide. To escape the dark world he was trapped in, he began drinking and experimenting with drugs. The highs, however, were temporary and he recognized that he needed to find a better way to cope. “I started doing the exact opposite of what every depressed person feels like doing,” says Miller, 18. “I dove into the world of serving — serving ...

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A Piece of Cake

Family-Owned Custom Cake Shop has been in Greenwood for 14 Years Writer  /  Michelle Kaufman Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer For nearly 30 years, Debbie VanVolkenburgh has been baking and delivering cakes. VanVolkenburgh started A Piece of Cake in 1988. As her kids grew up, she made cakes at home and would bring them to her children’s school for their birthdays, but it became a hassle. When her oldest son moved to California, she was surprised to learn that nobody there delivered cakes. “I couldn’t quite figure that out. It seemed like a no brainer to me,” she says. “There surely ...

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Everybody Dance Now

Greenwood resident creates dance class for children with special needs Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Greenwood resident Mackenzie Wissler is combining two of her passions to create a dance class, Everybody Dance Now, designed specifically for children with special needs. The IUPUI elementary-special education major has been dancing for 18 years, an activity that has given her a feeling of unconditional happiness. She believes kids of all abilities should be able to feel that as well, so she began working on the idea for the class three years ago along with Le Rose Dance Academy owner Amanda ...

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