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Carmel Artmobilia: Carmel’s Celebration of the Art in Automotive


Each year, this unique event features a distinct gathering of recognized artists, collector cars and automotive enthusiasts, showcased on the streets of the Carmel Arts & Design District. With more than 400 enthusiast and collector cars on the streets of Carmel, the Artomobilia boasts one of the most eclectic gatherings of original, period-correct cars, including Supercar, Exotic, Sports Car, Classics, Racers, Historically Preserved, Indiana Built and Sedan/Coupe, and will be featuring two new classes, Antique Trucks and Restomods. Each year, the Artomobilia highlights a selection of automotive anomalies that are as interesting as they are distinct. In past years, this ...

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Tuning In Indiana


Here are some local, Indiana based podcasts that talk about everything from local news to design Writer / Demi Lawrence Larry in Fishers Larry Lannan, founder of his own podcast LarryInFishers, has been delivering news to Fishers residents since 2012. He releases audio podcasts weekly, but he updates his website with Fishers news and columns daily. Writing for many different publications before, Larry is an award-winning journalist with experience in government service. Larry has two main subject matters on which he does podcasts: Arts & Fishers Podcasts as well as Tax Podcasts. He does other podcasts, but on his website LarryinFishers.com, ...

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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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Pokémon Walks and Bonding


Writer  /  Kate Rhoten Here it is, the end of summer, and many kids are preparing to go back to school in a couple weeks. In the last week and a half, I have seen more children outside walking than I did the entire rest of the summer. Have you noticed? Do you have teens that like to play video games? Did they have Pokémon cards when they were younger? Are they one of the many children that have smartphones that allow them to play games? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you must be a ...

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Support Your Local Sheriff


Writer / Alaina Sullivan Photos / Provided If you live in the unincorporated Johnson County area and have a problem requiring law enforcement, your first line of protection is the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, despite your Greenwood address. Many are not aware of this fact or what the Sheriff’s office does to protect the community every day. That protection starts at the top with Doug Cox, Johnson County Sheriff. Cox is a lifelong resident of Johnson County. He started his career with the Franklin Police Department, coming to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in 1987. Cox has served in the ...

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Happy 200th Birthday, Indiana: Indiana’s Bicentennial

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Writer / Frieda Dowler Photographer / Forrest Mellott A 200th birthday is a significant occasion, and beginning in December of last year, individual counties across the state have been celebrating. Indiana, the 19th state to join with the United States of America, turns 200 years old December 11, 2016. Johnson County kicked off a season of commemorating Indiana’s Bicentennial when a flag was erected on the courthouse lawn in December 2015 and will culminate in September with a big celebration. JOHNSON COUNTY’S CELEBRATION Residents of Johnson County are invited to the Bicentennial Festival in Franklin, the county seat, September 23. ...

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Shoes for Souls

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Writer / Kris Parker  •  Photographer / Forrest Mellott After a shoe collection and distribution last Christmas, the leadership of Bluff Creek Christian Church felt compelled that this was an on-going need in the community they should continue to serve. As a result, February 6, this 200-member congregation launched Shoes for Souls. FOR THE WANT OF A SHOE Shoes for Souls is a “shoe pantry” located in Johnson County, and at present is the only known one in the area. Current statistics show that over one-third of school-age children in Johnson County qualify for Free or Reduced Lunches. And while ...

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The Sycamore Mallow Run’s New Event Venue

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Writer / Joyce Long Photographer / Ron Stiemert Last summer when Mallow Run Winery was rocking with its Saturday night festivities, John Richardson, one of the winery’s three co-owners, snuck away to a calmer setting. With a decibel reader, he tested if the live band’s music would carry a quarter of a mile southwest of the winery. Why? In less than a year, weddings would happen simultaneously on that plot. A Richardson family dream of building a new event venue would soon become reality. A few weeks later, Mallow Run broke ground September 2015 to begin construction on The Sycamore, ...

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Precious Minutes in an Emergency: New WRTFD Program Helps Families


Writer / Tonja Talley Photographer / Jim Eichelman Nothing cries out for compassion and concern like a fire engine and an ambulance screaming through a residential neighborhood. According to White River Township Fire Department (WRTFD) paramedic Leslie Cuma-Fontaine, precious minutes are often lost in residential emergencies due to no access into the home. First responders struggle to prevent costly entry damage while protecting property and lives. This time versus cost scenario happens all too often. The solution for WRTFD occurred with a new system setup spearheaded by Leslie called the Knox HomeBox program. According to WRTFD Deputy Chief Fire Marshal ...

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Trekking Johnson County Parks


Writer and Photographer / Jim Eichelman If you have ever wanted to see what hiking trails look like before you set out for a county park, the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department has a project underway that will give you that opportunity. Using a Google Trekker on loan from Google through an arrangement with the Indiana Park and Recreation Association, the Parks Department is creating images of their hiking trails that can be seen and enjoyed on Street View in Google Maps. With Street View in Google Maps, you can identify a map location and click on a button ...

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