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Invest in Your Nest: A Master Bath Makeover


Writer / Pat Carlini When Brad Akerman and Jeff Reider decided it was time to update the Master Bath, they knew they were taking on a big project. “This was not a coat of paint we were talking about,” laughs Brad. “We wanted a whole new look.” Brad, a self-employed interior designer at Akerman Designs, and Jeff, Director of Global Business Solutions at Eli Lilly, decided it was time to invest in their nest and redo the master bath from the ground up. “I wanted to get rid of the stained glass window by the bathtub, the red walls and ...

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The Indiana Children’s Wish Fund Honors Georgia Buchanan at their 25th Annual “Portrait of Wishes Gala”


Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photography provided The Indiana Children’s Wish Fund began in 1984. “Our small staff does huge things,” shares Executive Director Terry Ceaser-Hudson. “We are a local Indiana organization that honors a lot of wishes each year for children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Our fundraising is mainly done through unique and fabulous events.” These events include an Airplane Pull with Republic Airways, a celebrity softball event held at Victory Field, Fuelicious the night before Automobilia in Carmel, a Celebrity Golf tournament with Fuzzy Zoeller, Evening with the Stars at Prime 47 in Carmel with a celebrity wait staff ...

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The Creative Genius Behind Jumble


Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Amy Unger Jeff Knurek and David L. Hoyt share a unique partnership. Over the past eight years, Jeff took over illustrating the Jumble puzzle and was joined by David in 2011, becoming the most syndicated puzzle team on the planet. With a distribution through more than 600 newspapers via the Tribune syndicate, they reach more than 70 million people each day. The popularity of the Jumble puzzle has led to several books and games celebrating their syndicated puzzles. Jeff and David headlined an event honoring the history of the Jumble to a sold-out crowd ...

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StoreHouse Offers Storage Solutions, Unique Products


Writer  /  Matt Keating Libby Wyatt, owner of StoreHouse in Fortville, knew she found the right spot for her business last summer when she walked along Fortville’s Main Street. “I grew up in Madison, a small town in southern Indiana, where we had a very similar Main Street, and I love the beautiful small town feel that Fortville has,” Wyatt said inside StoreHouse, located at 11 S. Main St. “It’s charming and historic and has a great feel to it.” Wyatt came over to Fortville one day to visit Gypsy Chicks and says she fell in love with the area. ...

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When It Matters: Geist Jewelers


Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Amy Unger Geist Jewelers has been family-owned and operated since 2005. Owner Mark Hackett and designer Cheri Hackett-Chappell, continue to provide exceptional service to their clients. With decades of experience in the jewelry business, Mark has created a unique experience for his customers, offering an impressive array of services. “We can virtually do anything here,” shares Mark. And by “virtually” he is accurately stating the truth. Using the latest technology, clients are able to design their own pieces. From engagement rings to repurposing family heirlooms, there are endless design possibilities from which to explore. ...

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Fueling Change Lisa Kroshus Komen Ambassador


Writer / Jane VanOsdol Photography  /  Brian Brosmer The treatment room buzzed with energy as nurses took vitals, explained procedures and prepped for the first chemo treatment. In the midst of her stress and fear, patient Lisa Kroshus, vice president of corporate sponsorships at Indy Fuel, became aware of a persistent clicking sound. She turned, shocked and angry to see her husband taking pictures. “WHAT are you doing?” she asked. “I can’t believe you’re taking pictures of me right now. I don’t want to remember this.” Sixteen months and 18 rounds of chemo later, Kroshus is glad her husband trusted ...

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New Cathedral High School President Rob Bridges


Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies Photography  /  Brian Brosmer Robert Bridges was chosen as the sixth president to lead Cathedral High School by the Cathedral Board of Directors in October 2015 and began the new role July 1. Bridges knew from a young age that he wanted to do something that would have an impact. Trusting the desire to make a difference, he put in motion several life experiences that impacted his life and made the opportunity to work at Cathedral his fate. Bridges made the decision at the age of 16 that he wanted to have an impact on ...

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Once a Pilot, Always a Pilot


Chopper 13 Pilot and Lawrence Central Grad Josh Reckley Writer  /  Ray Compton So what would you expect a third-generation pilot to name his two young daughters? Would the youthful pilot and his wife go the biblical route, choosing names such as Jezebel and Elisheba? Or would the cloud navigator and his companion travel the soap opera path, selecting from a list of names that includes Bianca or Phoebe? Or, perhaps, the thoughtful aviator and his partner would journey down the list of sports names, picking Mia or Serena. Well, if you selected doors one, two or three, you were ...

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Priority Physicians Opens Office in Fishers


Writer  /  Demi Lawrence In October of this year, Priority Physicians P.C. will be opening its second office in Fishers. Just off Southeastern Parkway attached to St. Vincent Hospital, this new office will allow Priority Physicians to further serve their community members around central Indiana. “We’re excited by this opportunity to expand our delivery of the Priority Physicians’ experience,” said S. Craig Veatch, M.D. Not only is he a physician for Priority Physicians, but he is also one of its cofounders. “Our growth is a testament to the tremendous passion felt by all of our members [patients], and we are ...

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Ed Martin Auto Group: A Legacy of Giving


The Ed Martin Automotive Group has a lengthy history of generosity to the Lawrence Township School Corporation. The latest investment is a $500,000 gift to the district, giving them the naming rights to both new high school stadiums currently under construction and due to open during the 2017-2018 school year. But this investment, like all the other donations they have given to the school, are a direct reflection of their gratitude for what the school system has given them and a heartfelt desire to support this community. When Ed Martin was alive, he shared his philosophy with his daughters, Kathy ...

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