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Noblesville Mom of the Year: Amy Lutz

Local mom is also a firefighter and EMT. Writer & Photographer / Allison Yates “You’re never too old to go after what you want,” says Amy Lutz, Noblesville’s 2017 Mom of the Year. The Noblesville graduate and mother of five knows this better than anyone. Ever since she was a young girl, she has dreamed of being on an ambulance. Then, she raised her children as a stay-at-home mom and worked as a hairdresser, but the thought of being an EMT was something that continued to gnaw at her. “I would have never moved forward with my dreams if it ...

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Noblesville 2017 Mom of the Year Finalists

You’ve sent in your nominations, and now it’s time to decide the Mom of the Year! The following are finalists for 2017 Noblesville Mom of the Year. Visit atnoblesville.com to cast your vote for the winner. The deadline to vote is April 15, and you can vote once daily until then. Amy Zook Lutz Nominated by Brandon Baltz, who says: Amy is a Noblesville grad and resident who is already a mother of four, and she recently went through and got EMS certified and then became a firefighter for the Cicero Fire Dept. Last year, she also adopted another high schooler. People ...

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Life’s Best Moments Are Worth Remembering

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky MemoryVentures’ motivation and mission is to help people share and preserve their best moments in life. MemoryVentures relocated from Los Angeles to the north side of Indianapolis in 2015, bringing its core group of employees with them. “It became evident that if we wanted to experience growth as a company, relocation was required,” states founder and CEO Anderson Schoenrock. “The economic benefits to our company and to our employees were worth moving to Central Indiana.” At the time MemoryVentures relocated to Indiana, it had just been named the eighth fastest growing company in Los Angeles. Not ...

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A Beef & Boards Christmas

Writer  /  Leia Barker The heartfelt joy of the holiday season takes the stage in style at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre as Santa and his friends celebrate the 24th annual production of “A Beef & Boards Christmas,” which opened November 25. “I am giddy when November rolls around and we start rehearsals,” said Deb Wims, who co-hosts the show with Kenny Shepard. “Sometimes I have to take a moment to appreciate how lucky I am to have the opportunity to do this every year!” Shepard, a Fishers resident, has been a part of the show since 1994. Wims joined ...

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Geist’s Newest Pacer Thaddeus Young

Writer  /  Pat Carlini It’s hard to believe the laid back, almost shy Thaddeus Young that I sat down with one day after practice is actually the aggressive 6’8”power forward for the Indiana Pacers, and not only is he new to the team, he is also our new neighbor here in Geist. “A realtor took us all over,” says Thaddeus, who moved here in June. “But we just kept coming back to the house on Geist —we just love it!” At first he feared it may be too far from downtown, but soon learned it is not a bad commute, ...

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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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Carmel Artmobilia: Carmel’s Celebration of the Art in Automotive

Each year, this unique event features a distinct gathering of recognized artists, collector cars and automotive enthusiasts, showcased on the streets of the Carmel Arts & Design District. With more than 400 enthusiast and collector cars on the streets of Carmel, the Artomobilia boasts one of the most eclectic gatherings of original, period-correct cars, including Supercar, Exotic, Sports Car, Classics, Racers, Historically Preserved, Indiana Built and Sedan/Coupe, and will be featuring two new classes, Antique Trucks and Restomods. Each year, the Artomobilia highlights a selection of automotive anomalies that are as interesting as they are distinct. In past years, this ...

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Tuning In Indiana

Here are some local, Indiana based podcasts that talk about everything from local news to design Writer / Demi Lawrence Larry in Fishers Larry Lannan, founder of his own podcast LarryInFishers, has been delivering news to Fishers residents since 2012. He releases audio podcasts weekly, but he updates his website with Fishers news and columns daily. Writing for many different publications before, Larry is an award-winning journalist with experience in government service. Larry has two main subject matters on which he does podcasts: Arts & Fishers Podcasts as well as Tax Podcasts. He does other podcasts, but on his website LarryinFishers.com, ...

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It’s a New Day at Direct Buy: Membership is Now Affordable For Everyone

What if you could shop directly from over 700 of the world’s best brand name manufacturers with a savings guarantee? What if someone made these great prices and this vast selection of products incredibly convenient? It would sound too good to be true. That and much more is what DirectBuy has offered its clients for years. However, recently they made this all available at a remarkably affordable price. For those not familiar with DirectBuy, it’s a savings club that utilizes the buying power of its members to negotiate with manufacturers great prices on top brands for your home and lifestyle. ...

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Roundabout Journey to Art: Lesley Haflich

Writer & Photographer  /  Kara Reibel Lesley Haflich has loved art since she was a child. After graduating from Broad Ripple High School, she attended Purdue University where she earned a BFA in fine art. This Noblesville resident and mother of three is now doing what she loves full-time. Most artists work alone, yet Lesley found that in order to push herself, she found it helpful to be around other artists. Haflich transitioned to her full-time status gradually. She began with a morning painting group, then joined the Hamilton County Artists’ Association. The feedback and encouragement of fellow artists helped ...

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