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Pendleton Pike Culvert Construction Starting Up Between Oaklandon and Carroll Roads

HIS Constructors plans to install construction zone signs next week for a project to replace a culvert channeling the India Branch of Indian Creek under U.S. Highway 36/State Road 67/Pendleton Pike, which is about six miles northeast of I-465, between Oaklandon and Carroll roads. Beginning on or after Monday, July 24, one lane in both directions will be closed and traffic on Pendleton Pike will be shifted to start the first phase of construction. One lane of traffic in each direction and access to all properties will be maintained throughout the project. Left turns to and from some homes and businesses ...

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Augmented Reality Debuts in Towne Post Network Magazines

All Nine Hyper Local Community Magazines Now Offering Interactive Print Writer / Tom Britt July issues of the Towne Post Network magazines will be the first in Indiana to showcase the latest in Augmented Reality (“AR”). What has been popular with gamers for the past few years is now making its way into print marketing, adding an interactive layer to an otherwise 2-dimensional print publication. How does it work? Download the Layar app to your mobile device. Scan a page with the AR logo on it. Watch the page come to life! How will I know which pages are interactive? ...

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Dream Goals

New Cathedral Boys Soccer Coach, Paul “Whitey” Kapsalis, pens memoir of incredible soccer journey Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer Paul “Whitey” Kapsalis and his siblings were introduced to soccer while living in St. Louis. The entire family loved it. Whitey’s father, Andy, worked for Allstate Insurance and was relocated to Minnesota where youth soccer didn’t exist, so the Kapsalis family started one. This club has since exploded in growth. The next stop was in Michigan. There, they started the Bonanza Express Soccer league, which was a select travel team, for his parents had a vision as to ...

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Welcome to The Kent Sterling Show

Local CBS Sports Radio Personality Talks People, Passion and Purpose Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Jamie Sangar For Kent Sterling, it’s not about the sports. Sure, Sterling has hosted the sports-centric Kent Sterling Show on CBS Sports 1430 AM in Indianapolis since 2014, and possesses the same level of enthusiasm for athletics and competition he discovered throughout his youth playing baseball, tennis, basketball, football and golf in his native Lake Bluff, Illinois. His radio show regularly features players, coaches, athletic directors and sports media personalities, with in-depth commentary on all corners of the sports world. Still, Sterling insists that ...

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Confronting Gender Parity: Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Indiana

Writer / Janet Striebel Photography Provided By HBA Indiana Our culture faces gender parity issues among many sectors, including healthcare leadership. Whether the discrepancy is defined in terms of earned wages or management titles, men and women, globally, are stepping up to collaborate and challenge this ultra-slow-moving progression. “Women make 80 percent of healthcare decisions in this country, yet most of the leaders in organizations are run by men,” says Erin Albert, President of Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Indiana. “I want to see more women at the helms of these organizations,” she adds. If 80 percent of the customers are making these ...

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Indy’s “Ambassador of Awesome”

Meet the man behind Chef’s Night Off and Return of the Mac Writer / Mary Ryan Photographer / Jamie Sangar We all remember “that kid” from the neighborhood. The one who was always in trouble on the bus, getting suspended from school or dropping out of school. They’re the one you look back on and wonder, ‘what ever happened to so – and – so? I wonder if they ever figured it out.’ R.J. Wall was definitely that kid. Growing up in Geist Landing and attending Lawrence North High School, he was the one always getting in trouble. Amidst the ...

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The Road to Reading

Jeff Mann’s ROAD Scholars wins MSD Lawrence Township Design Challenge Writer / Joshua Lowe Sixty great ideas. Only one would be the winner. The winning idea would have to be the most innovative and have the most potential to impact not just a single classroom or even a single school — it would have to impact all aspects of Lawrence Township Schools (MSDLT). The project was sponsored by the Lawrence Township School Foundation, which provides teachers with funding for programs not supported by tax dollars. The winning idea, named ROAD Scholars, came from Jeff Mann, a 20-year veteran English teacher. ...

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People Factor: How to Change Company Culture

Writer /  Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Brian Brosmer She’s saving employees, one company at a time. It’s not Undercover Boss, but Sanya Strawser, Owner and founder of People Factor is making bosses pay attention without a disguise. Founded just last fall, Strawser’s start up is a response to the lackluster performance by most companies in the area of employee retention. “Employers often do an adequate job of finding the right candidate for a job opening based on qualifications, but then they fall far short of doing what it takes to retain that employee for the long haul,” Strawser says. With ...

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The Blast Is Back

Annual Blast on the Bridge Features Fireworks, Food and Fun Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer The Fourth of July Blast on the Bridge at Geist promises to be another evening of great holiday fun. The event takes place on Fall Creek Bridge over The Geist Reservoir near The Marina. Brian Hall, president of the Geist Lake Coalition, says there are plenty of exciting and festive activities planned. “We’ll have the best DJ in the State, Sunny Moon, spinning the latest hits,” Hall says. “The Boy Scouts will also make an appearance, and a special guest will be ...

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Indianapolis’ Best Fourth of July Celebrations

Looking for great places to take in some fireworks shows with the family this Fourth of July? There are plenty of shows happening around the area for you and your family to check out. IPL Downtown Freedom Fest Celebrate Independence Day with a bang or a blast! See Indy’s largest fireworks display, shooting from the top of the Regions Bank Tower. This fantastic fireworks show is a local tradition and favorite activity. Bring the entire family downtown for food, music (B105.7, 97.1 HANK FM, and 93.1 WIBC carry the official fireworks soundtrack) and fun that ends in an amazing fireworks ...

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