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Brunette Park: A Place to Call Home

Cathedral High School acquires baseball complex thanks to alum’s donation Writer & Photographer / Lynda Hedberg Thies We all have an idea what the word “home” means to us. Over the years, Cathedral High School’s athletic programs have rented a building or facility so that students could participate in IHSAA and club sports programs, but they never really had that home. No one needs to see statistics to realize what having home-field advantage means to a team and its fanbase. In spite of this, Cathedral outdoor sports programs have adapted well and have had plenty of success with their unique ...

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Geist Mom of the Year: Nickole Patton

Local mom talks beating breast cancer Writer / Lynda Hedberg Thies Photographer / Brian Brosmer The 2017 Geist Mom of the Year, Nickole Patton, nominated by her husband Eric. Eric was worried at first that Nickole might be upset with him for nominating her because she does not like to be in the limelight. “She is the woman that is always putting others needs first and cheering on others to be in the limelight,” he says. “And with the way she handles everything she has to deal with I just felt she deserved it.” Nickole’s story is one of endless ...

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The Chris Schulhof Home Selling Team

From Humble Beginnings to Realty Superstars Writer/ Josh Brown Chris Schulhof moved to the Geist area 33 years ago, but it was humble beginnings for the owner of one of the most successful RE/MAX franchises in all of Indiana. When Schulhof moved to Geist in 1984 it was “all cornfields and woods.” He quickly found work at the Geist Marina — pumping gas for boaters as they pulled in. “It was a lot of fun,” Schulhof says. “Today, a lot of those people I was pumping gas for, I’m now selling their homes.” After graduating from Purdue, Schulhof began his ...

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Jess West Costumes: Unmasking Success

Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer Jess West, a popular Indianapolis costume designer, has turned a childhood hobby into a successful business. West gets a good deal of business from the Geist Reservoir area, where she is designing costumes to promote Pro Fly Boarding at Geist this summer. She works with Michael Guajardo, owner and operator of Pro Fly Boards. The flyboarding is often seen from Bella Vita. “I’ve started making costumes with LED lights for their Pro Fly Boarding at night, and I’m very excited about that,” West said in her home, where she designs the costumes. ...

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Moody’s Butcher Shop Delivers Farm Fresh Food, Local Fare

Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Palmer Durr A fifth-generation Indiana farmer from Montgomery County, Adam Moody has been a fixture in the Indianapolis community for years, having farmed for more than five decades and, for the last 14 years, running Moody’s Butcher Shop. Moody first got into retail in the late 1990s when he cashed his hog check at the bank, then went to the grocery store to buy a ham for Easter dinner and found he couldn’t afford it. “I realized that something’s wrong with this system if the people raising food can’t afford the food they’re raising,” ...

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Upscale Geist Senior Living Community Opens Doors

Traditions at Brookside opens Writer / Lynda Hedberg Thies Photographer / Demi Lawrence For anyone that has ever had the difficult task of helping an aging parent transition to assisted living, you know how much easier the task can be when you have the opportunity to truly find a facility before you actually need one. For those area residents looking to stay in the community, you have no further to look than Traditions at Brookside for Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Traditions at Brookside is McCordsville’s newest, upscale senior living community in a relaxed country setting in Hancock ...

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FoxGardin Family Emphasizes Fresh Food, Family-friendly Atmosphere

Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer FoxGardin Kitchen & Ale’s newest location, FoxGardin Family Kitchen, at 10410 Olio Road is a family-friendly restaurant with a wide variety of excellent lunch and dinner items for both adults and kids. Toby Shelton, managing partner of FoxGardin, said the Fishers location opened on Feb. 14, with a strong turnout of guests. “We saw a real opportunity and need for another restaurant in this area, and we made it happen,” Shelton said. “We have had an overwhelmingly positive response from the Fishers and Geist area. They love the neighborhood and community feel ...

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Lily & Sparrow Boutique Moves to New Fishers Location

Writer / Janet Striebel Photographer / Josh Brown Lily & Sparrow Boutique has moved from Maple St. to the corner of Lantern and 116th St., below The Escape Room. It’s across the lobby from The Well Coffeehouse and Radiate 60 Hair Collective within the Edge Building. This new location allows the convenience of getting your hair done, picking out a new, chic outfit to wear to that party on Saturday and then grabbing a coffee to celebrate. On March 1, Lily & Sparrow Boutique celebrated its 3-year anniversary. This specialty shop offers casual clothing, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. You ...

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Murphys Craft House Opens In Geist

Newest Murphys restaurant is the biggest yet Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer With Murphys Craft House, Geist, Fishers, Lawrence and Indianapolis residents have another excellent, new place to meet friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Murphys Craft House has a wide variety of great menu items including steaks, burgers and seafood. The new restaurant, located at 11705 Fox Road, in the Marsh shopping center, has already garnered loyal guests. Owners Ryan and Craig Stonebraker are experts at running restaurants that keep people coming back for superb food and drinks at good prices, with high-quality service. With the ...

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Wasson Nursery & Outdoor Living Celebrates Grand Opening In Fishers

Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Brian Brosmer Hamilton County residents in need of a nursery, garden center, outdoor living or landscaping supplier, without the big-box store feel, are in luck starting April 21 when family-owned Wasson Nursery & Outdoor Living kicks off the grand opening for its new Fishers location. Located on East 126th Street, Wasson Nursery will feature bold residential design concepts, state of the art grills, such as the new American Muscle, unique home and outdoor accessories and employ 30 to 40 people in its first year. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, April 21, ...

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