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One Year Anniversary of loss of principal Susan Jordan

January 26, 2017 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic loss of Amy Beverland principal, Mrs. Susan Jordan. Mrs. Jordan was killed tragically on January 26th, 2016, when she sacrificed her own life to preserve that of her students. Mrs. Jordan’s family and the Amy Beverland community have elected for the anniversary to be a private matter, with internal observance and recognition. There will not be any public ceremony, and the campus will be closed to the media, as neither the district nor school personnel will be making public comment. With support of Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, district facilities will ...

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Now Hiring: Outdoor Landscape Sales & Design Consultant

Job Status: Full-Time, Year-Round, Salary commensurate with experience, Paid Vacation, Health Insurance, Company Vehicle Job Overview: Attend appointments with customers to define needs and gather data for outdoor living and landscape jobs. Prepare and present designs and estimates for customers with knowledgeable explanation of layouts and scope of work for installation. Follow up with prospective clients and revise quotes and designs as necessary to ensure the satisfaction of each customer. Communicate the scope of work and details of outdoor living and landscape installations to the field manager and crew leaders to guarantee the job is installed correctly as quoted. Requirements: ...

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Neighbors Rally to Find Missing Fishers Dog

We had just returned from a Sunday cheer showcase in Bloomington, at 5:30 pm, on a cold January evening. The dark of night was near and when we opened the door to the house, our worried son informed us that our 13-year-old Lhasa/Schnauzer mix, Hoosier, had been missing since 2:00 pm. “What! You didn’t bother to look for him or even text us?” I sneered at him. We adorned our warmest winter coats and boots to begin the search on the cove ice, where he was last seen. After scouring the neighborhoods around the cove and talking to a few ...

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Big crowd will ‘Bop to the Top’ for Riley Hospital

34th annual event – January 21 – One America Tower More than 1,200 stair-climbers are expected to take the “Bop to the Top” challenge on Saturday, January 21, at One America Tower in downtown Indy in the 34th annual charity event that benefits Riley Hospital for Children. Participants will run, walk or crawl up 780 steps, covering 36 floors or 500 feet to the top of the Tower. Those that make it to the top receive a long-sleeve event t-shirt to commemorate the accomplishment. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. and will include several local celebrity “boppers” – Runners ...

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Extreme Makeover Golf Edition

Old Oakland Undergoes Phases of Renovations Writer  /  Joshua Deisler Old Oakland Golf Club has seen its share of changes. After a fire burned much of the clubhouse, the golf club rebuilt the structure, highlighting the beautiful views and modernizing its bar and restaurant services. Now with a new owner, Old Oakland has set its sights on an even bigger project: renovating each of its 9-hole courses. Old Oakland General Manager Doc O’Neal has always worked in the golf industry. “It’s my passion,” says O’Neal, who started his golf course management company in 2011. “I’m kind of lucky. I’ve been ...

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Quarles Climbers Host Open House

The Quarles Climbers team is hosting an open house on January 14th. At this open house, guests can donate to the team and will learn more about the cause and inspiration for the team, Maddie Graham. Maddie was a young girl who died of lung disease at just 34 months old, and the team now climbs in her memory. The event will take place at 2785 Sawtooth Oak Circle in Westfield. Posy Patch Catering will provide food for the event, and Boutique on Wheels and Premier Designs will also be selling their products, with a portion of each sale being ...

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Gifted & Talented Academy

“Believing Every Child Can Be Gifted and Talented” Writer  /  Lisa Mitchell Photographer  /  Amy Unger The path that Geist resident Ashanti Ordone followed to fulfill her family legacy and personal passion for education is not the traditional one that you might expect. Ashanti grew up on the northwest side of Indianapolis and graduated from Indiana University Law School, after which she practiced family and real estate law. Throughout her time practicing law, her passion for education and teaching remained strong, and she often served as a substitute teacher or taught night-school courses. Teaching is strong in Ordone’s family history. ...

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Indiana Originals

Leading.Local.Living Writer  /  Lisa Mitchell Photography provided “You really can live as close to local as possible if you know where to look,” says Mel McMahon Stone, which is why she, along with her husband, Lance, created Indiana Originals, a network of Indiana-owned and founded businesses looking to serve Indiana residents. They hope to make it easy for Hoosiers to ensure their dollars benefit the local economy by providing a one-stop source for local products and service providers, rooted in their own communities. Mel’s passion for all things local comes from her strong Indiana roots. Born and raised in Irvington, ...

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Geist Resident Terence Faherty’s New Mystery Collection Features Indianapolis Locations

Writer  /  Matt Keating Mystery Author Terence Faherty’s latest book, “Tales of the Star Republic,” is a collection of short mysteries featuring a newspaper reporter who investigates strange and unexplained stories with paranormal elements. Mystery and fiction aficionados, as well as fans of “The X-Files” and the old “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” television series will enjoy the book. The stories take place in Indianapolis and several other Indiana cities and towns. Paranormal elements include ghosts, levitating stones, channeling, and phone calls from the dead. Many of the poignant and entertaining stories feature strong characters with human frailties and regrets. There ...

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Healing Power – Geist Fitness

Geist Fitness strives to bridge the gap between physical fitness training and health care Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Ask a member of the training staff at Geist Fitness and they’ll tell you physical exercise can be much more than a technique to blow off stress or enhance energy levels – it can actually serve as a form of medicine. Each trainer at Geist Fitness, a locally owned, private club on Fall Creek Road, holds an Exercise is Medicine (EIM) certification – a worldwide health initiative launched in 2007 by the American Medical Association and the American College of Sports Medicine ...

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