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Noblesville Celebrates Federal Hill Commons’ Grand Opening

Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Brian Brosmer It was a barren field, a six-acre plot of land across from Riverview Hospital, that lies just west of Noblesville’s downtown square. In the heart of a once bustling district known as Federal Hill, home to a school, a popular ice cream shop and more, the plot of land had become an empty floodplain, that was quickly becoming an eyesore. That is, until Mayor John Ditslear and his administration took a closer look and realized the endless possibilities for developing the area. Ditslear had a vision to take the historic downtown area ...

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Noblesville Dad of the Year: Brian VanBuskirk

Writer / Allison Yates Photographer / Amy Payne For Noblesville Dad of the Year Brian VanBuskirk, it’s not enough to cheer on and support his triplets, Madeline, Elizabeth and Veronica, who graduated from Noblesville High School this year. VanBuskirk has a strong passion for sports, and that, he says, means cheering for anyone. Since relocating from Bloomington to Noblesville, VanBuskirk has been a supportive community member, coaching different sports such as youth baseball, announcing and being a dedicated spectator to local sporting events. As an all-around sports enthusiast, it’s hard to pick a favorite sport. For VanBuskirk, it’s about watching ...

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Noblesville Teen Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders

NHS Junior Named Noblesville Boys & Girls Club 2017 Youth of the Year Writer  /  Allison Yates Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Olivia Morales may only be a junior at Noblesville High School, but she’s already found her calling — helping youth to reach their full potential. Her vision for America’s youth is one where everyone has the ability to overcome their limiting circumstances. Morales says she wants to teach children they don’t have to follow in their family’s footsteps. She’s in the perfect place to do so. Morales has been involved in the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville for ...

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“The Greatest Spectacle in Cycling”

CycleBar is an indoor cycling franchise that features an IMAX type theater with incredible sound.  Enjoy getting into the holiday spirit and shape with music, FREE give-away, shopping and friends.  #MakingMemories #MakingADifference #CycleToIndy500 CycleBar Trader’s Point opened it doors in April of 2016.  This May, Cyclebar Trader’s Point will launch The Greatest Spectacle in Cycling May 1- 24th.  The member that rides the MOST miles during this time will win 2 tickets to the Indy 500.  The 2nd place winner will win 2 tickets to the IPL 500 Festival Parade (500Festival.com).   We will follow the riders success with a leaderboard ...

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2017 Noblesville Dad of the Year Finalists

You’ve sent in your nominations, and now it’s time to decide the Dad of the Year! The following are finalists for 2017 Noblesville Dad of the Year. Visit atnoblesville.com to cast your vote for the winner. The deadline to vote is May 12, and you can vote once daily until then. Brian VanBuskirk Nominated by Maddie VanBuskirk, who says: My triplet sisters and I would like to nominate Brian VanBuskirk. We are triplets and we are about to graduate. Our Dad had no idea what to expect 28 years ago when, as a first-time dad, he found out he was ...

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Harbour Trees Tees Off With Major Renovations

Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Thanks to a milder than normal fall and winter, golfers have had an unusually short off-season. This was especially great news for the Harbour Trees Golf & Beach Club since they recently completed a major renovation to the club and the course as a result of new ownership. While the structure remains the same, the exterior and interior upgrades enhance the environment of the club, offering the ultimate lake and golf-resort lifestyle, while making a positive impact on membership and the surrounding community. In the spring of 2016, the unique member-owned ...

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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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