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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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Artist Kristina Oliver Showcases Abstract Art

Writer  /  Demi Lawrence Local artist Kristina Oliver will be showcasing her 13 latest pieces of abstract, mixed media artwork at the Noblesville Visitors Center all throughout the month of July. Kristina is a juried member of the Hamilton County Artists’ Association (HCAA) and recently placed second at the HCAA Recognition Exhibit. All of her artwork will be available for purchase with free entry to the exhibit. “My process of creating an abstract comes from having an open mind to materials, color, technique and composition. I’m inspired by the world of color, and which colors I use is often determined ...

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Bruce Hitchcock: Grand Marshal

Writer & Photographer  /  Demi Lawrence This year’s July 4th celebration in Noblesville will be led by former teacher and Grand Marshal Bruce Hitchcock. As Grand Marshal, Hitchcock will ride on the back of a vehicle provided by Herr Chevrolet with Mayor Ditslear and be honored for his commitment to the Noblesville community. But Hitchcock’s presence in Noblesville began long before now, dating all the way back to 1969 when he became a teacher at Noblesville Junior High. After 10 years at NJHS, he took a transfer job to Noblesville High School, which he said is where he always wanted ...

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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Project: Honoring Veterans with Jill Fewell

Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photography  provided Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans is an initiative created by the Department of Defense to honor those who fought for our country during the Vietnam War. 2015-2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the homecoming of our troops from this unpopular war. Their return was far from celebrated, and these recent efforts are better late than never. Marking this historic anniversary is the creation of a Commemorative Gift to be given to all seven million Vietnam veterans with 150,000 of these brave men and women in Indiana. The gift is the first of its kind to ...

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Biking Around the Circle

Monument Circle holds the 7th Annual Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival Writer  /  Demi Lawrence Downtown Indianapolis’ Monument Circle will be alive and booming on Saturday, July 9 as it holds the 7th Annual Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. This family-oriented event is free to the public, offering amateur and professional bike racing, a Freewheelin’ Family Fun Ride with 1 mile and 3 mile events, BMX stunt shows and so much more. 100 percent of the proceeds from this all-day affair will go toward benefiting Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, a local youth development organization that uses bicycles ...

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Sue Ellspermann is Leading by Example

Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photography  provided We teach what we’ve been taught. We help others in the manner that we have experienced. Sue Ellspermann shares her mentors and those who have impacted her life along with her plans for leadership of Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the largest singly-accredited statewide community college system in the entire country. The new President of Ivy Tech Community College, Sue Ellspermann hails from the beautiful town of Ferdinand where she’s lived since the age of 2. One of six children, Sue and her two sisters worked in their father’s small jewelry store after ...

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25th Annual Noblesville Street Dance

  On Saturday, July 9, the city of Noblesville will hold their 25th annual Street Dance on the historic courthouse square from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Open to the public with free admission, this event will kick off with house music at 4 p.m., then at 5 p.m. Noblesville DJ Gene Ott will come on the main stage to really get the party going. Along with fun music and dancing, the event will include a marketplace full of retail vendors, a beer garden area located on 9th Street, a free showing of the movie Minions, and a Kids Zone that will ...

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Join Us For The Country’s Finest Juried Art Fair

The Talbot Street Art Fair is the longest running outdoor art fair in central Indiana. Since its beginning in 1956, organizers have strived to make each year better than before. Celebrating this year its 61st year, the fair features over 250 artists both locally and from across the United States. The artists converge on Talbot Street between 16th and 20th Streets to present their work in many mediums. These include sculpture, glass, painting, jewelry, photography, ceramics, wood, printmaking, mixed media and fiber. The host neighborhood, Herron-Morton Place, invites several food venues to the site, so refreshments can be purchased while ...

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Summer Getaways in Fort Wayne

Within a few hours’ drive, a heartwarming getaway awaits in Fort Wayne, Indiana! Fort Wayne offers the big city attractions and activities that you’re looking for in a friendly, affordable city that will warm your heart. From catch-them-before-they’re-gone experiences to tried and true favorites, Fort Wayne has a great family getaway in store for you this summer! Start your getaway at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, consistently named “One of the Top 10 Zoos in the Nation.” Families are encouraged to “tickle their tress in the treetops” on the Sky Safari, travel through the Australian Outback on a river log ...

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