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LouVino: Bringing Small Plates & Big Wines To Fishers Nickel Plate District


Writer  /  Lisa Mitchell Photography provided Wine lovers, rejoice! LouVino is about to bring an expansive selection of premium wines, delicious southern-inspired small plates, and a new kind of dining energy to the Nickel Plate District in downtown Fishers. Owners Chad and Lauren Coulter are bringing their highly successful wine bar concept to Fishers after opening two well-received LouVino locations in Louisville, Kentucky. The first opened in 2014 and the second in July, 2016. Why Fishers as their first out-of-state expansion location? “We had so many people visit our Louisville locations from Fishers and Carmel, and they always told us ...

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Indy Eleven’s Winning Strategy

Jul 9, 2016;  Indianapolis, IN USA;  NASL Minnesota United FC at Indy Eleven  -  match played at IUPUI's Michael A. Carroll Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Schlotzhauer

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photography provided What a run. What a game. What a team. The Indy Eleven wrapped up its third season by remaining unbeaten at home and making it to the championship game, where they lost on penalty kicks to their North American Soccer League rival, the New York Cosmos. Within three short years, the Indy Eleven has accomplished what seemed nearly impossible, but team owner Ersal Ozdemir is used to achieving the impossible. “Growing up in Turkey, soccer is more than a sport, it is part of the culture,” explained Ozdemir, CEO of Keystone Group LLC. “Like ...

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A Beef & Boards Christmas


Writer  /  Leia Barker The heartfelt joy of the holiday season takes the stage in style at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre as Santa and his friends celebrate the 24th annual production of “A Beef & Boards Christmas,” which opened November 25. “I am giddy when November rolls around and we start rehearsals,” said Deb Wims, who co-hosts the show with Kenny Shepard. “Sometimes I have to take a moment to appreciate how lucky I am to have the opportunity to do this every year!” Shepard, a Fishers resident, has been a part of the show since 1994. Wims joined ...

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Former US NAVY SEAL Jesse Barnett and His Poseidon Experience


Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer A family enters Poseidon Experience for the first time. A couple of the women are a bit anxious. But after working with owner Jesse Barnett on how to best use a replica of a Glock 22 (there is no ammunition on site, so everything is virtual), including proper stance, the women gain the confidence to compete with their children. Poseidon Experience, at 9402 Uptown Dr. #800, in Indianapolis, offers team-building activities, group events, and firearms training, including “Consequence Management” for companies in the case of an active shooter on site. “Everyone has ...

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Lawrence Township Expands K-9 Program


School System is the First School District in Our Nation to Have Two Highly Trained K-9 Officers Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies As the fastest growing school district in the state, the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township made the safety of students and the prevention of crime a significant focus by expanding its K-9 program.  The District added a second dog to its K-9 program, making it the only school system in the nation with two. This was largely due to grant writer Pat Gerber’s dogged pursuit of a grant offered by K9s4Cops, a foundation that provides K-9s to ...

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The Best Kept Secret in Fishers


IU Health Saxony Delivers High-Tech Heart Health, Health & Hope Closer to Home Beyond the golden-tipped fields of native Hoosier grasses and through several of Hamilton County’s famed roundabouts sits a nearly hidden gem in Indiana’s healthcare landscape. Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital, located at 146th Street and Olio Road, is one of the best kept secrets northeast of Indianapolis.  But Edward Harlamert, MD is determined to spread the word. Dr. Harlamert, founding physician and director of cardiovascular (CV) services at IU Health Saxony, proudly stresses how he and his partners offer the highest level of Cath Lab technology and ...

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Geist’s Newest Pacer Thaddeus Young


Writer  /  Pat Carlini It’s hard to believe the laid back, almost shy Thaddeus Young that I sat down with one day after practice is actually the aggressive 6’8”power forward for the Indiana Pacers, and not only is he new to the team, he is also our new neighbor here in Geist. “A realtor took us all over,” says Thaddeus, who moved here in June. “But we just kept coming back to the house on Geist —we just love it!” At first he feared it may be too far from downtown, but soon learned it is not a bad commute, ...

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Longtime Hoosier Brad Long


Center Grove Grad Brad Long Talks About His Hoosier Fame Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer After a brief time out to talk strategy, Jimmy Chitwood and the rest of the Hickory Huskers basketball players return to the court to play out the final seconds of the state championship game against South Bend Central. Chitwood sneaks past the guard to advance for his final shot. He jumps, he scores, and Hickory wins 42-40 over South Bend. The final scene in the movie “Hoosiers” still makes my pulse race 30 years after I first saw it. Countless real-life Hoosiers ...

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Partnerships for Lawrence Hosts 5th Annual Holiday Home Tour


On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Partnerships for Lawrence will host its 5th Annual Holiday Home Tour fundraiser. Sponsored by Cohron Homes, this tour will take place between 4pm and 8pm in Historic Fort Harrison. Three homes will be toured throughout the event, all on Lawton Loop West Drive. These homes were once Office and barracks, and now have been transformed into beautiful, upscale apartment homes. Also included on the tour is the State Park Inn. Once the Fort Harrison Hospital, the Inn is now a new home built by David Weekly Homes in the redevelopment area of Village at the ...

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“Clue,” The Musical, at Mud Creek


Writer  /  Ray Compton Control. It has become part of our DNA. All of us seemingly strive to achieve control. For instance, the baseball pitcher practices to control his curve. The salesperson works on his or her presentation to garner control that can lead to a winning result. And the lawyer does his homework before going to trial in hopes of gaining control in the courtroom. The desire to achieve control goes on and on. Frequently, this is the case in acting and directing movies, shows or theater. Do you think Mel Brooks or Martin Scorsese would surrender control of ...

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