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Oaken Barrel Raises a Toast to New Greenwood Development

Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer Kwang Casey, owner of Oaken Barrel Brewing Company, says he is a true blue southsider and is looking forward to bringing further development to Greenwood. Casey has been working with the Greenwood Redevelopment Commission on a project to enhance the retail location area that Oaken Barrel is located in. “I love Greenwood, and I’m working with some Franklin developers to change the retail center that Oaken Barrel is in to bring in more new businesses that will hopefully thrive,” Casey said. “The Greenwood Redevelopment Center has approved $500,000 to support a project ...

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An Apple a Day and More at Adrian Orchards

Crisp breezes, leaves turning colors, the aroma of campfires with marshmallows roasting, hay rides, the pumpkin patch, apple cider and caramel apples … it’s time for fall and a visit to Adrian Orchards. For 91 years, Adrian Orchards, the only orchard in Marion County, has offered the Indianapolis area the freshest apples, peaches, pears, blackberries, melons and a whole range of vegetables. Though not a U-pick orchard, the Adrians have all their produce for sale in their retail store, an iconic red farmhouse-like building. George J. and Monika Adrian, the third generation of Adrians, now run the orchard, which means ...

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AT&T President Bill Soards on Innovation

Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Entering the office of Indiana’s President of AT&T is a step back in time to the days of Mad Men. The woodwork and furnishings are of a different era. Yet regardless of the resurgence in popularity of mid-century furniture and design aesthetic, the offices are being updated to reflect a change in the times. As President of AT&T, Bill Soards brings a unique element of youth and energy to his position. Progressive and forward thinking, his leadership comes at a critical time. While all of his predecessors have looked toward the horizon, ...

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An Angel Among Us

Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger “Oh, I believe there are angels among us….They wear so many faces, show up in the strangest places, to grace us with their mercy in our time of need.” Lyrics from “Angels Among Us” by Alabama Carol Naragon certainly has shown up over and over again in many places with many faces and graced countless moms in their time of need. Naragon, owner and founder of Haven Sanctuary for Women in Johnson County, is receiving one of three prestigious Angels of Grace Awards from the Sisters of St. Benedict at Our Lady of Grace Monastery in ...

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Family Friendly La Trattoria Italian Restaurant

Writer  /  Matt Keating When your walk into La Trattoria Italian Restaurant, 201 N. Madison Street, Greenwood, IN 46142, it’s a lot like walking into your second home. The popular south side restaurant is well known for its family atmosphere and delicious food. The owners make you feel right at home. We recently sat down for an interview with the friendly and welcoming owners, Tom and Rene’ Trotter.  Their sons, Nathan and Nick, were busy preparing for another busy Saturday night crowd at La Trattoria. We had the following questions for them: Was this is residential house before you opened the ...

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Memories of a Lifetime: Talent Search Kicks Off For 54th Circle of Lights

Writer  /  Tonja Talley Photography  provided Magic and excitement will again permeate the air around Monument Circle during one of Central Indiana’s most treasured holiday traditions – the Circle of Lights®. Presented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) #481, the 54th Circle of Lights® will kick off the holiday season, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 25. The celebration will include acts from around Central Indiana, a performance from the cast of the 2016 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s “IPL Yuletide Celebration” and a visit by the big guy himself – Santa Claus. The evening will culminate with the ...

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Aunt Sherry’s Doggie Day Care

A typical workday can feel like forever, especially when you walk on four legs. Whether its bathroom breaks, finding appropriate things to chew on or simply needing some midday cuddles, Aunt Sherry’s Doggie Daycare is available to solve any hairy situations your beloved dog may create while home alone. Stan Bunting and Sherry Dougherty-Bunting are local dog lovers who have found a way to fill a pet care niche in a unique way. Unlike most dog daycares, Aunt Sherry’s serves its clients from their home. With a shaded, fenced-in backyard and approximately 800 sq. ft. of indoor space to roam, ...

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Roncalli Defeats Chatard on “Spirit of Family” Night

A capacity crowd celebrated Roncalli High School football, family, supporters and spirit on Friday, September 2nd. On a gorgeous night for football, Roncalli supporters had a wonderful tailgate meal on the track before the game versus Bishop Chatard and were privy to special seating in the end zone to watch all the action. Pregame, senior Luke Smock was awarded the $1,500 “Spirit of the Family Tradition” Scholarship by the Roncalli Alumni Association. Smock is a member of the football team and track team. His parents, Andy and Suzanne, are both members of Roncalli’s Class of 1982. There was a special ...

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Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza

Inspires Loyalty From Customers & Staff Writer  /  Matt Keating Photographer  /  Demi Lawrence There’s a relaxed, laidback feeling at Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza that has successfully been duplicated at all three of its Indiana locations. Customers and employees at each restaurant are loyal devotees, continuously coming back for the unique and delicious pizzas, salads, entrees and drinks. Mick McGrath, one of four co-owners and founders, said he is still touched by the loyalty of his longtime customers and staff. “I’m very proud of the fact that a lot of our customers go to all three locations, even if they ...

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NavyVets.com Founder Doug Karr

Writer / Kara Reibel Photography / Kara Reibel and Provided Few people are as indelible as Doug Karr. His personality is larger than life with a heart to match. He’s charismatic, intelligent and in high demand. LinkedIn ranked Doug as one of the Top 25 Marketers on the planet. Yet, many that know Doug may be pleasantly surprised that he served six years in the U.S. Navy and is a veteran of Desert Storm and Desert Shield. His first position out of the Navy was an industrial electrician at The Virginian Pilot newspaper in Norfolk, Virginia. After a decade spent ...

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