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Ed Martin Auto Group: A Legacy of Giving

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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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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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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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“The Sensuous Senator” Opening Play for the 2016-17 Season at Mud Creek

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Writer  /  Ray Compton Actor Ronan Marra insists he’s not modeling his character in the play “The Sensuous Senator” as a previous or present philandering politician in the American governmental landscape. “I want to bring to my part as Sen. (Harry) Douglas what I would try to be as a senator, except for the philandering part,” said Marra, a standout at several local theaters. “I want to portray the senator as a well-intentioned politician but who is cursed with an overactive ego and libido.” And actress Sherry Compton, who plays the wife and subsequent victim of Douglas’ skirt-chasing scandal, vows ...

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Staying Fit at Geist: Flat Fork Creek Park

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Writer  /  Jimmy Girot III Fitness can be monotonous, a reality that often leads to plateau and can even derail a regimen entirely. One of the best ways to stay interested, keep your fitness regimen fresh and achieve sustainable results is to get outside of the gym. Thankfully for Geist residents, alternative opportunities for physical activity are plentiful. One of the newest locations to stay fit at Geist is Flat Fork Creek Park. I asked Tony Elliot, Director of Fishers Parks and Recreation, for some background and insight on Flat Fork Creek Park. How did the idea for Flat Fork ...

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The Escape Room Opening a New Location in Fishers This Fall

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Writer  /  Matt Keating When The Escape Room Fishers opens this fall in The Edge building at 8890 E. 116th St., guests can expect five totally new interactive escape room experiences. Brendon Harbron, co-owner and Chief Game Designer for The Escape Room, said the entrance of the new place will look similar to a shop or library. “The lounge will have a secret entrance that will look similar to an old-fashioned speakeasy door,” Harbron said. “I think people are going to love it. It will have five brand new themed and unique escape rooms.” They will include two Race Rooms, ...

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St. George Festival Offers Middle Eastern Food and Dance

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Writer  /  David E. Summer Samantha Saba coordinates the children’s dance performances at the St. George Festival held September 16-17 at the church on 116th Street in Fishers. Samantha, whose parents are Palestinian Christian immigrants, says she is teaching the girls to dance to Middle Eastern songs. The group includes about a dozen girls ranging in age from 3 to 12. “I have always loved kids,” she says. “You can have the worst day possible, but kids can change your whole perspective. They warm my heart.” Besides teaching Sunday School and advising the St. George teenagers, Samantha coaches a YMCA ...

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Pressed to Success

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Locally Owned Classic Cleaners Continues to Expand Writer  /  Matt Keating Taking the time and money to expand your business can really pay off. Just ask Steve Arnold, general manager/partner of Classic Cleaners. When he and his partners bought Classic Cleaners’ current plant and corporate office space on Knue Road in the Castleton area, they wanted more space for the successful dry cleaning business. The move in November 2015 turned out to be a great idea. “We were able to move the entire plant and office space to accommodate more square footage for our warehouse,” Arnold said. “We have 7,200 ...

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BoomBozz Pizza Taphouse’s: World Champion Pizza

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Writer  /  Matt Keating BoomBozz Pizza in Fishers was attracting positive attention before it even opened on August 9. Brian Hall, the enthusiastic operating partner of BoomBozz Pizza Taphouse, also started the Carmel location in 2010 and believes the success of the Carmel spot helped ensure customers at the Fishers restaurant. “We didn’t run an advertisement or have a website up, and we had a 45-minute wait on our first night,” Hall said. He adheres to a recipe of success that helped him over the last several years. “I keep things real simple,” Hall said during a tour of the ...

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Reds, Whites & Brews: Gala Supporting the Historic Christamore House

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Writer  /  Kara Kavensky On October 8 at Meridian Hills Country Club, the Christamore House Guild will celebrate Reds, Whites & Brews, an event to support the Christamore House. Guild member and Event Chair Kim Troyer is leading the fundraising efforts. The Christamore House Community Center has served the near westside Haughville community for over 111 years. In 1905, Butler University students Anna Stover and Edith Surbey opened Christamore House with the motto, “Improvement is the aim, friendship the principle.” Beginning with kindergarten, youth clubs, medical care for infants and home economics classes encompassed the early curriculum. In order to ...

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