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Mt. Vernon High School Student takes servant leadership to the next level Provided by Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation The importance of serving others is taught throughout a student’s educational career at Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation. However, some inspiring students take servant leadership much further. Senior Matthew Boyle is one of those students. Through his efforts, visitors at the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen are seeing life much clearer with their new free eye glasses from Ossip Optometry. Matthew became involved with the Butler Soup Kitchen when he volunteered with his mom last summer and realized he enjoyed the ...

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Family Time Around the Harvest Table

Writer / Carrie Petty Gathering. Community. Something we all need more of during the holiday, and the family table is the best place to do such a thing. This is where the ancestry storytelling happens. When grandpa shares about growing up in his family home, or how he met grandma. It is like connecting the dots for the younger generations. It is when family recipes are served in great grandmother’s china, and the announcement of a new baby is often made. Gathering. It is an intuitive thing we do to share stories and break bread, and I for one think ...

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When the Smoke Clears

Ron Lipps retires after 21 years with the Fishers Fire Department Writer / Matt Keating Photography provided by Fishers Fire Department After serving as a firefighter for 21 years, Ron Lipps retired from the Fishers Fire Department at the end of October. What he will miss the most about leaving the job is the wonderful people he has met over the last two decades. “This job is very relationship-based, and I have developed some wonderful relationships with the people in Fishers,” Lipps says. “I’ve learned that if you try to be confrontational, you will not win a lot of friends ...

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Target Practice

Topgolf swings into Fishers with games, food and fun Writer / Jon Shoulders Photography provided by Brian Brosmer & Topgolf Fishers Topgolf, a restaurant, entertainment and golfing venue with more than 30 locations nationwide, opened its first Indiana location on October 13 and is now in full swing on 116th Street in Fishers across from IKEA and Portillo’s. The 65,000-square-foot, all-ages complex features more than 100 climate-controlled hitting bays on three levels where guests can play computerized golf games using balls equipped with microchips. Topgolf hired 500 full-time and part-time employees to staff the facility, which offers membership packages and ...

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Pet Remedies

Paws Stop has nutrition & wellness solutions to cure your pet’s problems. Itchy pet? Sensitive skin or stomach? Allergies? The good news is we can help with these issues and, in most cases, for less than most pet lovers think and much less costly than prescription diets. Food sensitivities and allergies have become more common over the 27 years we have been in business. We help furry family members with these concerns on a daily basis. The solution is not the same for every pet. We will ask lots of questions to guide you to the best and most economical ...

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Nothing Bundt Cakes

New Cake Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening in Fishers Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Jamie Sangar It’s guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. Nothing Bundt Cakes puts a new spin on the same old cakes and cupcakes, and it just opened. Right in the heart of Fishers’ retail district, adjacent to Five Guys and Target, the new Bundt cake boutique will wow you as soon as you walk through the door. If you haven’t had the pleasure already of trying a sample from owners Curt and Lisa Roberts’ Fishers location, stop in and try a sample of a Bundt cake ...

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Hello Gorgeous

The Beauty Bar Opens Carmel location, partners with non-profit to pamper cancer patients and survivors Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer/ Amy Payne For seven years, Erin Hunt lived in south Florida where she ran an accounting and marketing business. To unwind, she frequented specialty spas and salons that served alcohol while providing various services. When Hunt and her husband moved to Indiana after having their first baby, she was eager to have a girls’ day out with friends. “We went out for manis and pedis and I asked, ‘Can we have wine?’” recalls Hunt, who considered sneaking it in in ...

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Sculpting Warriors

Local sculptors create hand-carved cigar store Indian statues Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Jamie Sangar In these modern times, there are thousands of varieties of signs to announce the product or service offered in a store. But imagine going to a strip mall and not knowing which shop sold what goods. In the early 1800s, the Indians made signs by carving an Indian from wood, carefully etching an object in the shape of the items sold in the store. It’s no surprise that right outside a cigar shop would be a statue of an Indian holding cigars. Villagers loved ...

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McCordsville Town Manager Wins Distinguished Service Award

Tonya Galbraith was recently named 2017 Russell G. Lloyd Distinguished Service Award Winner Provided by Accelerate Indiana Municipalities McCordsville Town Manager Tonya Galbraith recently received the 2017 Russell G. Lloyd Distinguished Service Award from Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim). Galbraith received the award on Oct. 11, during the Presidents’ Reception at the Aim Ideas Summit. Galbraith has served as McCordsville’s town manager since 2005 and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the town and implementing the decisions of the Town Council. During her tenure, the town’s population has grown from around 1,200 residents in 2005 to more than 5,400 today. ...

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Good Things in Store

IKEA Fishers Opens Its Doors October 11 Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Jamie Sangar Representatives from the new IKEA home furnishings retail store in Fishers will be getting out their celebratory saw on Wednesday, October 11 when the store officially opens to the public at 9 a.m. Yes, a saw – you read that correctly. In lieu of a traditional ribbon cutting, Sweden-based IKEA commemorates each new store opening with an official log-sawing ceremony. “Under Swedish custom, sawing a log helps bring good luck to a new home and its future guests,” explains Joseph Roth, IKEA public affairs manager ...

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