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Town Hall Meeting Regarding Trails at Geist


Notice provided by Ray Peck There will be a Town Hall Meeting at Amy Beverland Elementary on Monday, August 29th starting at 7pm. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the plan for trails in and around the Geist/Lawrence Area. Trails that will discussed will include the Fox Rd to Amy Beverland Trail, the Trail at the End of 79th Street to Oaklandon, and the Trail along 75th from Oaklandon to Sunnyside. This meeting will include the Mayor of Lawrence – Steve Collier, as well as other members of the Lawrence Leadership Team. Please keep in mind that ...

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Superintendent of Lawrence Schools Ready for the New School Year


Writer  /  Matt Keating Dr. Shawn Smith, Superintendent of Lawrence Schools, is ready to start the new school year. This is what he had to say in a recent interview: What are you most excited about for the 2016-17 school year? I am very excited about the high caliber of both staff and students in the MSD of Lawrence Township that will be with us for the 2016-2017 school year. Our students constantly amaze us, and we have gone to great lengths to ensure that we have the best and brightest teachers ready to meet them on the first day ...

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The History Behind “Bottle and Bond” Bourbon


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFeatures bourbon historian Eric Prime Episode three of “Happy Hour with Ray and Adam Cox” premiered on July 20th at Elite Beverage in Noblesville, and featured special guest Eric Prime. Expanding on episode two’s topic of bourbon, Eric is a bourbon historian outside of his day job as an attorney. This episode focused on bonded bourbon, which actually was introduced to the world before we had a clear cut definition of what bourbon is. “Just for the record, I am an amateur historian,” Eric made sure to note. He ...

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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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Lawrence Band Raising Dollars for Roses


Writer  /  Matt Keating The Marching Parade of Lawrence Township (MPLT) could use your help. The MPLT is set to perform at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 2, 2017, as one of only 21 national marching bands to showcase their talents. However, to cover travel, hotel, meals and other expenses, the MPLT will need to come up with $800,000. They have raised $150,000 so far. Lawrence North Band Director Tom Wallis said they still have a long way to go, even though the MPLT has been working hard to raise funds. “The kids have been performing at ...

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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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Adventure in the Trees


Conner Prairie opens Outpost Treetop Writer & Photographer /  Demi Lawrence  On July 1, Conner Prairie introduced their newest and most exciting exhibit yet: Outpost Treetop. This permanent exhibit features a four-story treehouse with a suspension bridge and walkways around it, as well as activities around the premises such as music making and digging in an archeology site. Surrounding the massive structure are also several hiking trails through the forest, which allow families, specifically the children, to adventure the world around them and appreciate the beautiful nature that Indiana has to offer. The treehouse itself towers over its guests at a ...

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Launching Causes


Writer / Kara Kavensky Reibel  • Photography / Provided There are over sixty-five co-working spaces throughout the state of Indiana, with additional locations announced almost weekly in the news. In speaking with nonprofits who are members of these co-working spaces, they do not don’t get as much out of the fellowship and collaboration as the members of for-profit businesses. Steven Shattuck of Bloomerang, a SaaS (software as a service) platform for nonprofits, felt there was opportunity for a co-working space for nonprofits to reap the benefits of working in close quarters. “There are few people to talk to about putting ...

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Rainbow Station to Open at Geist

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Writer  /  Pat Carlini A groundbreaking ceremony took place May 20 at 10408 Olio Rd. – the site of the first Rainbow Station preschool to open in the state of Indiana. Geist area couple Steve and Debbie Ramos and longtime friends Jay and Becky Brammer have been working on bringing Rainbow Station to the Fishers community for more than eight years and are excited to see their new venture become a reality. “It’s exciting to see the construction underway,” says Steve with a smile. “It’s been a long time coming.” Debbie will be the Director of Curriculum for Rainbow Station ...

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