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Humble Hands: Friends, Family and Faith Combine to Help Others

Gina Royer (left) and Miki Bolton (right) run Humble Hands, a local non-profit.

In 2014, Center Grove resident Gina Royer had a dilemma. Her husband Jason flips homes, and the owners of the homes that he flips often left items behind – furniture, appliances, even clothing. Jason and Gina felt that the items could be put to good use. At the same time, Miki Bolton, who had been friends with Gina for years, had been thinking about starting a charity to assist local families who had fallen on hard times. Both Miki and Gina felt that God had chosen to bless them with these ideas at the same time in order to make ...

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An Apple a Day and More at Adrian Orchards

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Crisp breezes, leaves turning colors, the aroma of campfires with marshmallows roasting, hay rides, the pumpkin patch, apple cider and caramel apples … it’s time for fall and a visit to Adrian Orchards. For 91 years, Adrian Orchards, the only orchard in Marion County, has offered the Indianapolis area the freshest apples, peaches, pears, blackberries, melons and a whole range of vegetables. Though not a U-pick orchard, the Adrians have all their produce for sale in their retail store, an iconic red farmhouse-like building. George J. and Monika Adrian, the third generation of Adrians, now run the orchard, which means ...

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AT&T President Bill Soards on Innovation

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Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Entering the office of Indiana’s President of AT&T is a step back in time to the days of Mad Men. The woodwork and furnishings are of a different era. Yet regardless of the resurgence in popularity of mid-century furniture and design aesthetic, the offices are being updated to reflect a change in the times. As President of AT&T, Bill Soards brings a unique element of youth and energy to his position. Progressive and forward thinking, his leadership comes at a critical time. While all of his predecessors have looked toward the horizon, ...

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New App Tracks Your Child’s School Bus

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A new smartphone app allows parents to track Center Grove school buses in real-time. “Here Comes the Bus” lets you view the location of your child’s bus, so you can send them to the bus stop and pick them up at just the right time. HOW IT WORKS “Here Comes the Bus” enables you to: • See the location of your child’s bus both before and after school • Confirm that your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both • Receive a push notification or email message when the bus is a certain distance from ...

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Aunt Sherry’s Doggie Daycare

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A typical workday can feel like forever, especially when you walk on four legs. Whether its bathroom breaks, finding appropriate things to chew on or simply needing some midday cuddles, Aunt Sherry’s Doggie Daycare is available to solve any hairy situations your beloved dog may create while home alone. Stan Bunting and Sherry Dougherty-Bunting are local dog lovers who have found a way to fill a pet care niche in a unique way. Unlike most dog daycares, Aunt Sherry’s serves its clients from their home. With a shaded, fenced-in backyard and approximately 800 sq. ft. of indoor space to roam, ...

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Family Friendly La Trattoria Italian Restaurant

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Writer  /  Matt Keating When your walk into La Trattoria Italian Restaurant, 201 N. Madison Street, Greenwood, IN 46142, it’s a lot like walking into your second home. The popular south side restaurant is well known for its family atmosphere and delicious food. The owners make you feel right at home. We recently sat down for an interview with the friendly and welcoming owners, Tom and Rene’ Trotter.  Their sons, Nathan and Nick, were busy preparing for another busy Saturday night crowd at La Trattoria. We had the following questions for them: Was this is residential house before you opened the ...

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Red, White & Friday Night Lights

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Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Brian Brosmer The 2016 football season kicked off with the Trojans’ first home game against Warren Central. Preparation for the big season has been nothing short of miraculous. I sat down with Trojan Football’s Parents Club President Joe Lansdell to get a glimpse into the season’s playbook. For the Trojan football team, the road to the season opener was more than a little rocky. The defending, undefeated 2015 State Champs were looking ahead to what was supposed to be another stellar season. That is, until some bad news tackled the team instantly. Lansdell says ...

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Memories of a Lifetime: Talent Search Kicks Off For 54th Circle of Lights

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Writer  /  Tonja Talley Photography  provided 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 the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) #481, the 54th Circle of Lights® will kick off the holiday season, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 25. The celebration will include acts from around Central Indiana, a performance from the cast of the 2016 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s “IPL Yuletide Celebration” and a visit by the big guy himself – Santa Claus. The evening will culminate with the ...

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Aunt Sherry’s Doggie Day Care

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A typical workday can feel like forever, especially when you walk on four legs. Whether its bathroom breaks, finding appropriate things to chew on or simply needing some midday cuddles, Aunt Sherry’s Doggie Daycare is available to solve any hairy situations your beloved dog may create while home alone. Stan Bunting and Sherry Dougherty-Bunting are local dog lovers who have found a way to fill a pet care niche in a unique way. Unlike most dog daycares, Aunt Sherry’s serves its clients from their home. With a shaded, fenced-in backyard and approximately 800 sq. ft. of indoor space to roam, ...

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New App Tracks Your Child’s School Bus at Center Grove

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A new smartphone app allows parents to track Center Grove school buses in real-time. “Here Comes the Bus” lets you view the location of your child’s bus, so you can send them to the bus stop and pick them up at just the right time. How it Works “Here Comes the Bus” enables you to: See the location of your child’s bus both before and after school Confirm that your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both Receive a push notification or email message when the bus is a certain distance from your stop And ...

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