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Circling Indiana This Summer

Writer / Demi Lawrence Check out these awesome destinations when planning your next Indiana adventure! All distances measured from Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. Fair Oaks Dairy Farm Distance from Circle: 109 mi. Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and the planet. You can experience The Dairy Adventure at Fair Oaks, in which you will tour the farm and even see a live baby cow be born. A fun adventure for the whole family, Fair Oaks Farms is ...

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A Village Landmark Gets a New Owner and Direction

Writer / Janelle Morrison . Photographer / JJ Kaplan Built in 2005, the Carter Building was once home to Robert Carter’s expansive antique toy museum. The building housed a 1950s-style ice cream parlor that opened in 2007. The basement entertained children and adults alike with bumper cars, and the museum contained a working carousel. Carter’s passion for antiques and vintage toys led him to accumulate a collection that rivaled those of many state and national museums. Upon Carter’s death in 2011, his family auctioned his collection, and the building went up on the market. The rooms that were once filled ...

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Who’s on the Bench at Jewel Box Jewelers?

Writer / Janelle Morrison . Photographer / Lori Koppold Zionsville’s oldest jewelry store has a new member of the team and a new full-time bench jeweler, Anna DeBoer. A recent graduate of Indiana University, DeBoer earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in metals and jewelry design and was hired on by David Haug, owner of Jewel Box Jewelers, prior to her gradation. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, DeBoer began her artistic exploration in photography while in high school and early on in her college career. Though passionate about the field of photography, she learned that her true passion was using ...

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The Driving Force Behind Fuelicious

Writer / Janelle Morrison Photos provided by Fuelicious The Artomobilia team and its partners are gearing up for the 2nd Annual Fuelicious event held at the 33-acre Lucas Oil Estate in Carmel, on Friday, August 26, 2016. In quickly becoming one of the must attend events of the summer, Fuelicious excites the senses by delivering a premium culinary experience, uncompromised access to an unbelievable collection of automobiles, a premier audience of committed automotive enthusiasts all in the elegant surroundings of the Lucas Oil Estate. Combine that environment with knowledge that the proceeds go to support the great work of the ...

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Staying Sharp Over the Summer Break

Writer / Janelle Morrison Photographer / JJ Kaplan The Huntington Learning Center in Carmel offers several top-notch programs that keep students’ skills sharp over the summer break. Whether they are working on subjects that may need some additional instruction, wanting to get a head start before the next school year or are practicing for the ACT and SAT, Huntington has the longest track record of helping students achieve academic success and boost their confidence. Both the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredit Huntington. Huntington’s teachers are highly trained in subject ...

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Family, Food & Flying: The Story of Sally Shapiro

Writer  /  Janelle Morrison  .  Photographer  /  JJ Kaplan Sally Keck Shapiro, wife of Brian Shapiro, married into the locally historic family 27 years ago. Together she and Brian have two grown children, a daughter and son, and are the fourth generation that has been serving the Indianapolis community for 110 years. When their children reached an age where she felt that she could become more involved with her family’s restaurant, Shapiro stepped into the role of Marketing Director and Brand Manager, one task or “hat” at a time. “In the early days, I was the off-site project manager for ...

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Lemonade Day Kick-Off

Writer  /  Kara Reibel  .  Photographer  /  Stephanie Duncan “What is one thing that kids can do to earn money?” asked Ollie Dunn, the daughter of comedian and financial planner Peter Dunn (aka Pete the Planner) to begin the Family Feud game between “The Lemony Crickets” and “The Pucker Doodles.” Gerry Dick, creator and host of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, was quick to hit his button with the reply, “Sell lemonade!” This was the top answer on the game board, and his team, The Lemony Crickets, team were quick to dominate the game. Gerry’s fellow team members included ...

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Jonathan Byrd’s Racing Legacy

Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photography provided The association between Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality and Restaurant Group and auto racing is virtually synonymous. The late founder Jonathan Byrd was a larger than life figure with an even bigger heart, who along with his love of God and family, loved motorsports. However, the family origins with racing began with his mother, Lala Byrd. She owned a stock car in the late 1960s, becoming a pioneer for female race team ownership. It wasn’t until 1982 that her son Jonathan started his own race car legacy. Jonathan Byrd Racing would continue until 2001 with Jonathan ...

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Reflections on the Boston Marathon

Local Runners Talk about Their Experiences in the Race Writer / Rebecca Wood As I was wheezing and trudging up Heartbreak Hill in the Boston Marathon, I decided a new pastime was in order. Needlepointing, for example, seems to involve less pain and perspiration. I’ve never heard of anyone landing in the ER due to origami. And can you lose a toenail while arranging flowers? I scanned my fellow runners. Many wore pained expressions. Some laboriously walked while hunched over, clutching their sides. As a group, few of us modeled the sport well. But, this was Boston. And even the ...

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Time to Upgrade to Original Art?

Writer / Janelle Morrison Photographer / JJ Kaplan Perhaps it is time to replace the prints hanging on the walls with original art. Buying art can be daunting if you don’t know where to begin and what is available within your budget. The good news is there is affordable, original, quality art on the market, and there are local gallerists who are as passionate about promoting art as they are educating their buyers. There is a difference between buying art and collecting art. Buying art is more of a random activity based on likes, preferences or attractions at any given ...

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