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Q&A with Principal Dr. Julie Giardino

“God brought me to Kingsway,” says Dr. Julie Giardino, the new head of Kingsway Christian School. A passionate educator, Giardino has spent the last 27 years in education, 22 of those years she spent in Christian schools. We sat down recently to talk to Dr. Giardino and learn about her goals for Kingsway Christian School (KCS). What made Kingsway the right fit for you? The recruiting process had been long but encouraging. But my one remaining concern was whether the church and school were finding unity. Unity between the church and the school is important. I knew once I had ...

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Dr. Bipin Patel: “The Good Doctor”

Writer  /  Katie Burrell Photographer  /  Forrest Mellott It has been two months since Dr. Bipin Patel hung up his medical coat and celebrated his retirement, but returning to the halls of Community Surgery Center South was nothing short of a homecoming with handshakes and hugs all around. Dr. Patel focused on patients, the medical staff and providing outstanding professionalism. “Bipin Patel’s reputation as a physician and anesthesiologist is unblemished and impeccable,” Bryan Mills, President and CEO of Community Health Network, said. “His fingers were in everything.” That is why the surgery center at Community Hospital has been a success ...

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United Way Johnson County – Vital to the Community

Writer  /  Katie Burrell Photographer  /  Forrest Mellott While many Johnson County residents have settled into 2014, the United Way of Johnson County (UWJC) is ramping up its efforts. Kicking off its Annual Campaign fundraiser and sending local students off to school with much-needed school supplies is just the beginning of its new year and new goals. With 19 agencies and six programs serving the Johnson County area, the UWJC will announce its Annual Campaign goal for 2014 on August 21 during its kickoff breakfast. Last year’s goal was $1,488,000. In addition, serving a demographic from infant to elderly individuals, ...

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Opportunity in Education: Challenging the Community

Writer  /  Johnette Cruz Photographer  /  Forrest Mellott For the past three years, the Center Grove Community School Corporation has worked on developing an initiative for furthering the development of the school system. Members have dubbed the effort “Strategic Planning 2.0.” It engages the planning committee with a broader outreach to the community, labeled as “The CG100.” The hope is that a minimum of 100 parents, business people, community members and current school staff will serve in this initiative. The major goal of the effort is to collect input regarding how the Center Grove School Corporation will move forward in ...

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June’s Lawrence Community Newsletter Now Available Online!

Can’t wait for the printed magazine to hit your mailbox? No worries. Click here to read the latest issue of Lawrence Community Newsletter. Our cover story features The Beast–an imposing SWAT/rescue vehicle re-purposed from the U.S. Army by Lawrence police. Also, read about how Old Oakland Golf Club has recovered from a devastating fire. And, a Lawrence Central High School senior nabs a national elocution award–a mid-summer night’s dream, if you will. Enjoy–and as always, thanks for supporting our sponsors, who make it possible to publish Lawrence’s only local media outlet.

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About atLawrence.com

atLawrence.com is expanding to better serve residents, businesses and not-for-profit organizations in our community. The necessary tools and people are now in place to accelerate atLawrence as the “go to” online resource for community news and information. Residents and community leaders should view atLawrence.com as an opportunity for constructive conversations with and about the city. In short, if it involves Lawrence, we want to know about it. In the online publishing world “micro journalism” is the new media. No longer is mass communication via television, newspapers, radio and magazines the preferred (or even most effective) way of connecting with audiences. ...

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Three Residents Receive Fishers Community Partner Award

On behalf of the Fishers Town Council, President Scott Faultless awarded three Fishers Freedom Festival volunteers the “Fishers Community Partner Award” for their outstanding contributions to the festival over the past 20 years. Darcy Bryant, Don Dragoo, and Rhonda Wright have donated their time year-round for a large-scale, two-day event that entertains around 45,000 attendees from around Indiana and even many parts of the United States. Back in 1989, these individuals were part of the founding group for the Fishers Parade and Festival and decided to execute a community gathering to celebrate Independence Day. With the help of Bryant, Dragoo ...

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