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Digital First Impressions

Writer  /  Lisa Mitchell Photos Provided How often do you “meet” someone digitally before you actually meet them in person? If you’re like most people, the answer is “more often than not!” It has become standard procedure now to check out a professional’s LinkedIn profile before deciding to book an appointment, research a candidate’s social media profiles before considering them for a job interview and to “Google” someone before going on a date with them. We like to do our research, and using the Internet is our tool of choice. What is your digital first impression saying about you? Chances ...

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Kate in the Middle: Giving Thanks

Writer  /  Kate Rhoten It’s November and the holidays are fast approaching. It’s probably is one of the busiest seasons for families. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. It has been my favorite since I was a teenager. I’m not exactly sure when and why, but it may be due to learning early on in my teen years that sometimes you may not have what others have, but more often than not, there is something to be thankful for in our lives. As a teen, my parents divorced. As my mother, sister and I continued on together, we had little in ...

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Protecting Your Identity: What now?

Writer  /  Tia Nielsen Photographer  /  Ruth Jopson How many types of identity theft exist? Are data breaches that significant? Lately, known data breaches abound. Our family has been notified of three breaches this year alone. How about you? There are currently at least eight types of identity theft that apply to individuals. Businesses and government agencies are also targeted. We’re heard the news reports. Multiple large-scale data breaches have affected millions of individuals with Personal Identifying Information (PII) stolen. To get a handle on this growing issue, we’ll focus on personal IDentity Theft (IDT) and what options exist to ...

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Rebuilding From Rubble: A Trip to Nepal

Editor’s Note: Featured in our October 2013 cover story “Center Grove Faces in Intriguing Places,” Valerie Dilcher (nee: Long) is a 2003 graduate of Center Grove High School. At that time, she was living in Jerusalem while completing her graduate degree. She continues to live an “intriguing” life. It was nearly midnight Friday, April 24, and most of us in the U.S. were already asleep, resting from another week’s activities. However, the weekend had already begun in the far-away country of Nepal. Just four minutes before noon Saturday, April 25, this poor nation was rocked with an astounding 7.8 magnitude ...

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Let’s Talk Chicken

One of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in America has expanded to Greenwood. Zaxby’s History Beginning in 1990 with a single location in the college town of Statesboro, Georgia, the chain now boasts more than 700 locations across 16 states. The new restaurant at 1274 North Emerson in Greenwood will be the first of three Zaxby’s restaurants to open in Johnson County in the next two years. This location is slated to open its doors in mid-November near the intersection of Emerson Avenue and County Line Road across from Walmart. New Greenwood Location The Greenwood location is Franchise Owner Jeff Furlin’s ...

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Greenwood-a-Glow Holiday Festivities

Writer  /  Tia Nielsen Photos Provided by Old Town Greenwood Association Greenwood-A-Glow is upon us! Greenwood’s uniquely festive annual kick-off to the winter holiday season is Saturday, November 21 from 3-7 p.m. Old Town Greenwood Association (OTGA) leaders have been busy planning this winter holiday season gathering. Join your neighbors at the two downtown locations for a memorable afternoon. GREENWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY will host indoor and outdoor Winter Wonderland activities from 3-7 p.m. Enjoy a carriage ride, meet a live reindeer, make children’s crafts and have the kids’ picture taken with Santa. Carriage rides begin at 4 p.m. Silly Safaris’ ...

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Overeating On Thanksgiving Can Help You Lose Weight!

Writer / Alicia Wettrick If you are on a pilgrimage this season to lose weight and you’re hoping the turkey’s tryptophan will knock you out before the desserts are served … don’t worry. In fact, Thanksgiving Day indulgence will not ruin your weight loss goal. Surprisingly, it most likely will help. Skeptical? An abundance of research has produced a ‘gravy boat’ of evidence to back this up. OK, enough of the puns. How Can This Be? It is all about stabilizing your metabolism. When you restrict calories during the week, your body sends out a hormone called leptin, which basically ...

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The Red Line: A Transportation Alternative

A faster, more efficient bus system is coming to Greenwood, and the city is going to ask for taxpayers’ support. The Red Line is part of a rapid bus transit system connecting Greenwood to Hamilton County. With a 35-mile route that runs through the city of Indianapolis into Westfield and Carmel, the bus system is expected to bolster economic development, enhance the quality of life in these areas and support a labor force in need of transportation. Greenwood isn’t expected to see the Red Line for another five years, but voters will be able to decide on the value of ...

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Solar Power in Johnson County

Writer & Photographer  /  Jim Eichelman What do you do when you are a retired corporate manager that has had a decades long career in finance and information technology? What do you do when you have a degree in Environmental Science and have never used the learning from that degree? Finally, what do you do when your spouse is NOT retired and needs to stay active? If you are Brian Sanders, retired Eli Lilly and Company manager, you marry all those things together into something meaningful in retirement. Solar electric energy intrigued Brian who lives on 14 acres in White ...

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Wondrous Winter Wishes: Assistance League® of Indianapolis 2015 Holiday Luncheon and Style Show

Writer / Julie Yates On Thursday, December 3, Assistance League® of Indianapolis will host “Wondrous Winter Wishes,” their annual Holiday Luncheon and Style Show. This fundraising event has become a holiday tradition for many ladies in the greater Indianapolis area. Members, friends, mothers and daughters look forward to this festive celebration that starts the holiday season. As in past years, the Holiday Luncheon and Style Show will be held at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. The room, which is usually filled to its 500 person capacity, will be decorated with dazzling, sparkling shades of winter white. Jo Craig, Carmel, and ...

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