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Off to Summer Camp

Jameson Camp Supports Central Indiana Disadvantaged Youth Writer / Matt Keating Photography / Brian Brosmer  There is a hidden gem in Indianapolis many people haven’t discovered.   It’s called Jameson Camp, a special place where many Geist, Fishers and other area residents donate their time and leadership skills to help disadvantaged youth in central Indiana.  Mike Murray, a Geist resident and the current Jameson Camp board president, Chuck Hundt, Fishers, and current immediate past president, Kara Riggle, board secretary and Jerry Ewing, board member (also Geist residents) provide leadership skills to kids who would never get a chance to experience summer camp without Jameson.  “A lot of kids are challenged with recognizing their inner strengths,” ...

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Geist 2017 Dad of the Year Finalists

You’ve sent in your nominations, and now it’s time to decide the Dad of the Year! The following are finalists for 2017 Geist Dad of the Year. Visit atgeist.com to vote for the winner. The deadline to vote is May 12, and you can vote once daily until then. Alvaro Estrada Nominated by Jacqueline Estrada, who says: Alvaro is a great dad and a hard worker. He works sometimes 12 hours a day and then comes home to help me with our disabled daughter and spend time playing with our son. He rarely complains, and on his days off he ...

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Rays Awareness

Outrun the Sun Co-founder Talks sun Safety and Melanoma Awareness Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photography  /  Brian Brosmer After the last remnants of winter and early spring chill have seemed to vanish for good, it’s tempting to dash out the front door and bask in as much of the sun’s warmth as possible. Understandable, yes, but statistics show that plenty of precautions should be taken to avoid the potentially serious health consequences a few seemingly harmless rays can cause. May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness month, and according to Anita Day, co-founder and executive director of Outrun the ...

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Eye-Catching Jewelry: Dana Bain

Writer / Jessica Lollino Photographer / Brian Brosmer Dana Bain brings a blend of L.A. edge and SoCal bliss to the wrists and necks of the people of Indianapolis and abroad. Her jewelry line, july twenty two (J22 for short), is a boutiquey bit of ethereal and inspired pieces meant to reflect the uniqueness of its wearer. Handcrafted and entirely original, Dana’s designs are those pieces you wear that get attention and compliments. Her eclectic pieces are inspired by both the people in her life and the places she’s been. The july twenty two boho bands make you want to load ...

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Business Spotlight: Shephard’s Painting

Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Joe Shephard, owner of Shephard’s Painting, took an active role in the family-owned house painting business eight years ago. Though for years it served as an exclusively exterior home painting company, so many of his clients’ structures required some form of home repair prior to painting that he decided to expand the business to include renovation work (shephardsgchomesolutions.com). The company replaces all aspects of trim, siding, soffit and paneling, but they also offer a window replacement alternative that saves thousands in comparison to replacement. (Refer to their website for other areas of expertise.) “Basically, we’re your ...

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Paint It Pink!

Metro Elevator teams up with Susan G. Komen Central Indiana Writer Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer Metro Elevator, a 47-year old company, originally owned a fleet of orange construction elevators, until one day, when their Executive Vice President, Roger Brummett, walked by the painting crew as they were complaining about the selection and quality of the color. “Paint them whatever color you want,” he said. As he walked away, he stopped and turned abruptly and said, “What if we painted them pink?” The question opened up possibilities and led to a new philanthropic marketing campaign with the end result ...

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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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