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Circle of Lights: A Downtown Tradition

Writer  /  Tonja Talley  .  Photographers  /  Chris Williams; Submitted 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 Quality Connection and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) #481, the 52nd Circle of Lights will kick off the holiday season, starting at 6 p.m. Friday, November 28, with a free family-oriented celebration. From the Friday evening after Thanksgiving until early January, millions of spectators will take in the brilliant displays around Monument Circle. In the middle stands the centerpiece, a 284 foot ...

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Drumstick Dash 2014

Writer  /  Kara Reibel At 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning before helping themselves to their Thanksgiving meal, 18,000 Hoosiers and their families will serve others first by participating in the 12th annual Drumstick Dash. This race, benefiting Wheeler Mission, has grown into one of the top 10 events in the U.S. for Thanksgiving Day running events. “Thanksgiving is the number one day of the year for races, with July 4th being the second most popular,” said Wheeler Mission Marketing Director Brian Crispin. The number of participants has increased from 1,300 for the inaugural race to 18,000 runners and walkers last ...

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Nancy Chance & The Good Samaritan Network Stand: Quietly Helping Lives in Hamilton County

Writer  /  Janelle Morrison Photographers  /  Brian Brosmer & JJ Kaplan As a very young girl, Nancy (Mason) Chance had an innate passion to serve others. While growing up in Noblesville, she would watch from the picture window pane of her grandfather’s cabinet shop on the corner of Logan Street where the judicial building sits now. From there she would watch the people board and unload from the trains that would stop frequently throughout the day. “I asked my grandfather where the people were going once they got off of the train,” Chance said. “He told me that they were ...

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Writer / Devon Dean Becoming a crime statistic is one of the worst feelings imaginable. It’s like a quick punch to the gut that leaves a nasty, empty feeling behind. I’ve been there. You may have too. The morning I realized my car had been stolen, I felt unlucky and possibly cursed (the same car had been burglarized a couple months prior). At the time, I told myself I needed to take more precautions to ensure my personal safety. Fast-forward more than a decade. On the way to work several weeks ago, I saw the aftermath of a shooting at ...

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Dick Wolfsie Releases New Book: The Right Fluff

Writer / Janet C. Striebel Dick Wolfsie, the jocular word-slinging wizard, has just released his 13th book titled, The Right Fluff: Weightless Observations About Life on Earth. In this volume of lighthearted compilations you will understand how Wolfsie received permission from his wife to join a strip club, why he has only round numbers in his checkbook, why he is listed as female with Medicare, how he stole another man’s underwear, and how he got caught pandiculating in public. “I love finding things in life that are annoying to other people but strike me as funny,” says Wolfsie who has ...

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A Lighthearted Look at the Art of Gabriel Lehman

Artists have fascinated viewers with subjects seemingly sculpted from light, in oils on canvas, for centuries. A few of the earliest and best known, Caravaggio, Lanfranco or Rembrandt, may come to mind, or a later artist, perhaps a Renoir, Rousseau, or Parrish. And of course, there’s the artist who is your own personal favorite. But now, a new face in the arts community is captivating viewers with his use of light: Gabriel Lehman. Using acrylic paint to stunningly illuminate playful subject matter, light is a hallmark quality of this Noblesville artist. New on the local art scene—arriving two short years ...

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Historic Homes: Town Treasures to Celebrate and Educate

Writer  /  Janet Gilray In a very real sense, they are community treasures. Historic homes…if their walls could talk, what tales of Noblesville’s early years they might tell! A wonderful opportunity to see inside these homes takes place each year, thanks to the efforts of sponsors and volunteers coordinated by the Noblesville Preservation Alliance (NPA). The 28th annual Noblesville Tour of Historic Homes takes place Saturday, September 20. Its purpose is to celebrate and educate visitors to ‘Old Town’ about the charms and historical attributes of the nine private residences and two cultural sites that will be open to visitors ...

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John Freed: Creating a Movement of Love

Writer  /  Rebecca Cola Love is defined as the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another. When you talk with John Freed, he drops that four-letter word in almost every sentence. In his 34 years, John is a man who has already done incredible things. He has touched the lives of the homeless, children of all ages and socio-economic levels, the abused, and those with addictions and mental health issues in Hamilton County. He rallies, motivates and encourages people by sharing love. When I was able to reach him by phone to chat with him, he expressed ...

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Party With the Ducks: Noblesville’s White River Celebration

Writer  /  Tracy Line Photographer  /  Cindy Goyer More heads are better than one. This was the idea when key leaders within the city came together to organize Noblesville’s White River Celebration. The event, to be held Saturday, September 13, is a daylong festival dedicated to celebrating the White River. While Noblesville has long offered events on the river, they’ve previously been organized independently. “We had all these activities,” says Darren Peterson, “but they were severely disjointed.” Peterson, a board member for Main Street and a Development Committee member for Nickel Plate Arts, began brainstorming with Tim Stottlemyer, MS4 Program ...

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Shoot, Ride, Fish & More at the Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience

Contributed by Department of Natural Resources Staff Steve Cooke of Noblesville is one of countless Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience success stories. The sixth annual event, sponsored by Central Indiana Ford Dealers, is Sept. 20 and 21 at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is free, as are parking and all activities. Cooke attended the first event in 2009 with the goal of learning about fly-fishing. He took a brief lesson and was hooked. He followed up with professional lessons from Patti Beasley of Reel Women Reel Men fly club in Indianapolis. ...

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