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Chill Out! Top Spots to Keep Cool This Summer

Summer is here, and July means it is heating up around Indy. We’ve got you covered. Check out the best spots in Carmel and Zionsville to chill out and keep cool this summer. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream handelsicecream.com/indy 2466 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN 46033 (317) 705-1855 A summertime favorite around Indy, Handel’s has two locations: one in Carmel and one in Fishers. During the week, they close at 10 p.m., and on the weekends at 11 p.m., which allows for you to go and get that almost midnight snack. Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream bubsburgersandicecream.com 620 S. Main Street ...

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The Secret Behind Floortech

Local Flooring Store Doubles as Baseball and Soccer Training Facility Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Several years ago, Jeremy Swinford was training Jeff Montfort’s daughter in soccer when the two men got to talking and learned they had a shared passion for sports and flooring. Montfort is the owner of Floortech, a family owned and operated business for the past 32 years (Jeff has been running it for 12). Montfort also trains elite athletes — his specialty is baseball. With a background in sales and a combined love of sports, Swinford and Montfort became friends. Now the men ...

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OneZone Announces 2017 Chair of Board of Directors

Angie Jaynes, Primaria Health, has been named Chair of OneZone’s 2017 Board of Directors.  Joining Jaynes on the executive committee are: Jeff Welch, FORUM Credit Union – Chair-elect Michael Drewry, Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP – Secretary Courtney Lloyd, STAR Financial Bank – Treasurer Jo Biggers – Past Chair Matt Frey, Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream – At Large  New 2017 board members are Michael Harlowe, IU Health Saxony Hospital; and John Myrland, Old National Bank. [table id=4 /] About OneZone: OneZone, a Hamilton County chamber of commerce, serves the Central Indiana business community as a commerce connector, strong voice, significant ...

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Roncalli High Sschool Open House – Thursday, November 3rd

Roncalli invites all prospective students in 5th – 8th grades, along with their parents and family members, to join us for Open House 2016 on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. All facets of school life at Roncalli will be on display. Prospective students will be able to visit information booths on all academic, extra-curricular and service organizations and have an opportunity to speak with current students, teachers, coaches, club moderators and school administrators. Tours of the school will be available throughout the entire two hour time period. Please stop by anytime between 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 ...

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Ed Martin Auto Group: A Legacy of Giving

The Ed Martin Automotive Group has a lengthy history of generosity to the Lawrence Township School Corporation. The latest investment is a $500,000 gift to the district, giving them the naming rights to both new high school stadiums currently under construction and due to open during the 2017-2018 school year. But this investment, like all the other donations they have given to the school, are a direct reflection of their gratitude for what the school system has given them and a heartfelt desire to support this community. When Ed Martin was alive, he shared his philosophy with his daughters, Kathy ...

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Ethnobotany Plants and People

Writer / Nancy Craig Last month, my sister Liz and her friend Robin were visiting from Arizona, so we went to see the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. While there, we went on the Ethnobotanical Explorations in the museum garden. The garden plants are native flowers, trees and shrubs which were used in many ways by the American Indians here in Indiana. Read more here: www.eiteljorg.org/explore/outdoor-spaces/outdoor-gardens. Ethnobotany is described by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as “the study of how people of a particular culture and region make use of indigenous [native] plants.” Plants provide us with ...

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Fort Myers Best Kept Fine Dining Secret

Discerning Locals Flock to an Incredible, Upscale Taste of Italy in Fort Myers Writer  /  Tim Houghten As the eyes adjust from the Florida sunshine to the refined lighting that diners will be accustomed to in the most upscale restaurants, CIBO (pronounced ch-ee-b-o) comes to life. Bubbling with relaxed chatter, the pouring of handcrafted chocolate martinis, and adept wait staff effortlessly serving the final touches to artistically presented meals, you’ll find yourself transported to a stylishly modern food haven, anchored by tradition. Treat Your Taste Buds to Culinary Heaven A full menu is available from dinning in large oversized booths, ...

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Suncoast Credit Union Arena To Offer A Cultural Hub

Writer  /  Melissa Bill Suncoast Credit Union Arena not only marks a new start for the athletic department of Florida Southwestern State College, but also opens the door to create a thriving entertainment hub here in Fort Myers. The name of the arena is the result of Suncoast Credit Union’s $5 million dollar gift to Florida Southwestern State College back on Jan. 20, 2015. The joint venture was in part a way to reenergize the academic community of the college, a goal which is already coming to fruition. The 75,000-square-foot facility is still under construction with a target date to ...

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Critical Mass: An Interview with Organizer Rob Seibert

Writer  /  Cindy Jo Dietz You may have been down at Art Walk on first Friday and couldn’t help but notice the parade of cyclists in their funny hats, brightly lit bicycles, and smiling ear to ear, cruising down First Street as if they owned it. Well, if you did, you have been introduced to Critical Mass, a bike club which holds roots in major cities around the world. From anarchist renegade collectives to safety-conscious family rides, none of the groups are affiliated, but overall serve to represent bicycle awareness and a cycle friendly lifestyle. Rob Seibert, organizer for the ...

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Fort Myers Art Walk Celebrates Decade

Writer  /  Melissa Bill During the month of April, Fort Myers Art Walk featured the four-year anniversary and book signing of “Marcus Jansen -DECADE.” The New York urban landscape painter is known for his amazing ability to map and depict human conflict. He has been called a pioneer in redefining urban landscape painting for the last two decades. The premiere party and book signing was held at Unit A Studio & Residency. Fort Myers Art Walk was first organized in October 2008 as a way to unify the local downtown galleries. Since then, it’s helped to revitalize the downtown area ...

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